The Life & Legacy of Ibrahim

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her head overnight? I mean, whatever you want. I mean, well, if he were to pin a lot more solidly with certain mubaraka articolo silicom hamedan sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, on early, he was so happy he was at lymphocyte Theater on a welcome you all to this special program where we're going to be looking at the legacy life and virtues of Ibrahim alayhis salam. And I want to preface this with a few things. Number one, that typically I would be going over the life of Ibrahim alayhis salaam in hajj with my hedge group and Subhana Allah that this year, we're not able to do Hajj and so I want to begin by asking Allah subhana wa tada to accept on behalf of all of those that had intended to do

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Hajj this year, May Allah give you the full reward of Hajj and to facilitate it for all that yearn for that journey. As soon as Allah subhanaw taala opens that door for us, once again. The second thing is the Brahim it is set up and why this emphasis on Ibrahim alayhis salam. So as I was thinking about the hijab, and as things are coming up, there's a lot that I want to do on Ibrahim it is set up. And so if you've been following the nightly reminders, we've been going through just some snapshots from Surah Ibrahim, not really a tough seed but more of reflections on some of the themes that come up and sort of Brahim, which if you pay close enough attention, have a lot to do with the

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person and the life of Ibrahim it is sort of them. I wanted to do this sort of background story on Ibrahim alayhis salaam, the life of Ibrahim it Islam and it's not to give you a full in depth look at the life of Islam, except to really understand his virtues. understand where he comes from, what the what the order of his life is. So understanding the story of liberal humanism chronologically, understanding why he's so celebrated and emphasized and to give us a greater appreciation for the series that inshallah Allah we're going to be doing for the first 10 days of the hedger. And that is a series on the eyes of Ebrahim on Islam. And so I'm excited and Chatelet added to bring that to

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you. And we'll be talking about that in the coming weeks and shot lots out of what that series is going to look like. But basically, we're going to take 10 to

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10 prayers of Ibrahim RT Salaam in order and talk about the implications of those prayers in our own lives so that we don't just have a deeper appreciation of him. But we also have a deeper appreciation of those two hours in Charlottetown and what they mean for us in our own life. So stay tuned for that and shot what's on as well as another series, which the entire European team will be putting together but the 90 Tada and we'll announce those shortly. So let's talk about about him it his system and I want to start specifically by talking about his virtues and what makes him so unique. Obviously, there are things that prophets have distinctions that they have that are given to

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them in the poor and some of the prophets have nicknames that refer to a prominent incident that took place so Mossad is Salam Moses peace be upon him, for example, being Kalima love the one who Allah spoke to with Ibrahim alayhis salam. We know that his nickname is the friend of Allah, the Helene Hello Rama. And it's special that Allah subhana wa tada says that he took Ibrahim alayhis salam as a Helene for many reasons. And one of those things is that Helene is a very exclusive title that you give to someone. Okay? Allah subhanho wa Taala says that he took Ibrahim on Instagram as a fairy and the Prophet Mohammed sly Salaam also says that Allah subhanaw taala has taken him as a

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lead, both in the ayah in the Quran and the Hadith. Allah is the one who chose his family a lot took Ibrahim as a hurried and then the Prophet Mohammed seisen says a lot took me as a friend took me as a family. But when the prophet SAW some described that he said that if I was to take a Helene, the profit slice and I'm saying if I was to take a honey, it would have been able Becca acidic about a lot of time and who had it not been that Allah has already taken me as a colleague. And the way that the scholars talk about this,

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amongst many other ways is that honey is an exclusive friends, a special friend, and when it comes to human beings, you could only have one Holly, but with the loss of Hannah hoods Allah Allah azza wa jal

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Has Ibrahim Ali Salman he has Mohammed salah and I'm so well Allah says that he's taken Ibrahim as a Helene and Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam says that he's taken me as a Khalid, the Prophet slicin um says that I cannot take anyone else as a cadet, so he is the friend of Allah but he mighty Islam is the friend of Allah. And he is certainly distinguished in his virtues in the way that he's talked about in the Quran. Over 70 times referenced no profits do as are spoken about supplications are spoken about more than Ibrahim Ali Salaam. He's praised in very special ways. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was once with his companions, and a man came to the Prophet soul Alliance and he

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said, Yeah, hi, you and I live very Oh, best of mankind. Oh, best of mankind. And the Prophet sallallahu wasallam said that Rahim. Allah His Salaam that is Ibrahim alayhis salam. Now you might be wondering, wait a minute, but isn't the profit slice and I'm hired to help a lot the best of the last creation? Isn't he? The CEO of Benny Adam, the chief the master of mankind, mercy to the worlds The answer to that is yes. And the scholars say that this is the profit slice alum, praising him in a specific way while also showing humility it his Salatu was Salam himself. So Ibrahim alayhis salam is an incredible human being an incredible prophet distinguished amongst the messengers of Allah.

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And some of the scholars as they talked about followed they talked about virtue they said that after the Prophet slicin um he is the greatest of the messengers of Allah literalism. You know, Rasul the messengers, know how to his salam, Brahim Ali Salaam musante his Salam or Isa Islam Jesus peace be upon them and Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that Ibrahim alayhis salam after the prophets lie Selim is the most distinguished of them all. There are many reasons that Allah subhana wa tada gives to us for this. One of them is that after Ibrahim, it has Sadam, all of the prophets descend from him. And Allah subhanho wa Taala has chosen him in that sense that it would be from his offspring.

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And if you think about how incredible that is, that Ibrahim alayhis salam reached adulthood, being rejected by all of his people, all of his people, with the exception of his wife, sada and his nephew looked at his Salaam, Brahim or Islam reached a place of adulthood and he did not have a single follower amongst this people, nor did he have a child. And there is a moment which we'll talk about where Ibrahim alayhis salaam is asking Allah subhanaw taala I'll be heavily mental sleight of hand. The O Allah grant me some rights as you know, children are grant me a writer's child, someone that will inherit this message that will continue on this message. And Ibrahim Isom is making that

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making that supplication as an adult. And this is not, you know, as a very young man, this is about him is not after he's really, you know, spent a long time with his people, his own people calling them to Allah. There's almost a sense of banality, right that he's expelled from, from his people or by his people, after being thrown into a fire. And he's leaving them. And he does not know what what exists on the outside of his people. His data was to his people, primarily, his call was to his people primarily in Iraq for all of those years. And he doesn't know what's going to come and look what Allah subhanaw taala gave him allies, which gave him not just multiple children and

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grandchildren, but made him the source of prophethood for everyone that would come after him. So he has a lineage of prophethood that descends from him from multiple directions. And, you know, the greatest human beings after him all come from him at his Salatu was Salam and so this is a special gift that Allah subhanaw taala gives him a lot also says in Brahim acana oma Ibrahim alayhis. Salam was a nation, a nation. And there are numerous things that we can derive from that as well. But one of the most beautiful interpretations of that is that Ibrahim alayhis salaam was a nation and that what was contained in that one man was the good that would be produced from an entire nation. An

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entire oma could not put forth what Ibrahim it has said and put forth of good both in terms of the good qualities that he himself had, as well as the good deeds that he put forth that this man is a nation he is an omen there's a narration that even Mr. Little the law and was an Obama right so it's it's not uncommon. While it is distinguished while a person would be distinguished to be to be referred to in that way, it is not the only time that we see that but Ibrahim Ali Salaam is praised by Allah subhana wa tada that he was an oma. He was a nation in and of himself. Alonzo JAL also mentions that he

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He chose him.

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Allies are just as in a lot of stuff. Adam our new Ibrahim was earlier in Milan, Ireland alameen that Allah has chosen Adam and his salon and the new holiday salon. And then from so from the descendants of Adam, Allah chose new holiday his setup Noah, from the descendants of Noah. Allah chose Allah Ibrahim. The family of Ibrahim alayhi salam, and Prophethood comes from them. And then from the family of Ibrahim Ali Salaam Alize would have chose this blessed family of earlier Emraan where you have the likes of Zachary Ali his Salam Medina, Imani has Salam or esrd, his Salaam yada yada his Salah, you have those blessed prophets that that family that's chosen by Allah subhana wa

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Tada. So Allah mentions that he chose him both in regards to his family and then him specifically. And so the scholars say that typically you know, the mofa student will say if you pay attention, Allah mentions he chose a person as an individual or as a family. But here Allah subhana wa tada chose him as a family and then Allah subhana wa tada says about him as an individual, what are called is sloughi now who fit dunya we're in the hosted athlete, it let me know slaughter him, we have chosen him in this world, we have chosen him in this life. And that means that he has luisana, Slidell clean Alia that he has a high reputation a high honor, that he is the standard, the example

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for the righteous and he is claimed by all people righteous and otherwise. So he's claimed by so many, the right system, the wicked and he's followed or he sets the standard for the righteous he's chosen, or in his Salatu was Salam in a special way, what in the who fill earth he had it nominal slider here and in the Hereafter, it will be from the righteous and so allies which have chose him both in this world, as well as in the next with a special distinction. And you'll notice here that Allah subhanaw taala calls him from the righteous. And this is not the only way that ally refers to him in terms of his quality in terms of his distinction. A law refers to him as a Nabhi. A law

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refers to him as a Siddiq. A law refers to him as a slot. So an A be a prophet, a sundeep, a person of truth, as well as from the sila hain from the righteous and if you think about the categories MBR was slow decline was Shahada was slowly Hoon, right. Eliza just mentioned these four categories that reside at the top of Paradise that reside in the highest levels of Paradise Ibrahima Islam qualifies for three of those four categories. It his salatu salam, the prophets lie some also mentioned a shed the nasty Bella and that the the most

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tested of people are those who are the prophets and then the righteous and then those that follow them in righteousness in terms of their order. And so while he mighty Salaam, what you notice about him as well, is that he's one of the most tested prophets of Allah subhanho wa Taala. tested in so many ways tested with his father tested with his people, tested with his children tested with his spouses tested with a tyrant tested with the laity tested with everybody. Right, so Ibrahim it is set up is tested in so many ways throughout his life. And that tells us something right? The fact that despite all of these distinctions that he has, despite the righteousness that's assigned to

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him, the honor that's assigned to him the fact that he's still tested, this severely tells you something. It's not that you know, he is tested, even though he is righteous, he's tested because of how loved and righteous he is. He's tested for that reason. And so there is a correlation between Bella between test and and trial and the love of last panel, it's out and we see it with the Prophet slicin. And we see it with Ibrahima Islam we see it with a you buddy Salaam, we see it with Yusuf alayhi salam, right the great grandson of Ibrahim Ali Salaam. So there is something to be said about the tests that come to Ibrahim it is Surah. Despite the love of a lost parents on the high station

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and the high honor that he gave to him, Eliza also mentions him amongst those who his favor was completed upon. So again, I want you to see that these are themes in our own lives that typically

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we not only disconnect with one another but we think that one of them disqualifies the other. And so the love of Allah but then the most tested and then here a lot completed his favor upon him. When allies are just as well you Tim won't matter who aliko earlier who can attend mahana awakening, Ibrahim was how and sort of use of that Allah may complete his favor upon the family of Jacob the way that he has completed it upon your

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grandparents, Brahim and his heart Abraham and Isaac peace be upon them all. So Allah mentions him amongst those whose favor has been completed upon him. Allah subhana wa tada also praises his heart. And I just love this because he asked Allah subhana wa tada in one of his DRC as he's referencing the Day of Judgment, that a person will not be benefited Yeoman a unfound Mountain will have been eliminated a lot of people been selling that a person will not be benefited by wealth or children. Unless they come back to a loss of Hannah Montana with a sound heart and Allah subhana wa tada mentions in the who bid called been selling it when he came back to his Lord, with a pure heart with

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a sound heart. Allah subhanaw taala mentions men, hashish, man, I believe he would be palvin selling that those who would succeed in the hereafter are those who feared Allah, those who are conscious of their Lord, those who love the law, those who are mindful of him. They live when they were not seen by the people. And they come back to Allah subhanaw taala with a pure heart, and Ibrahim Alayhi Salaam was a man who would worship Allah subhanaw taala, diligently in private with great devotion. And on top of that, he comes back to Allah subhanaw taala with that pure heart that he himself has a recognition of as being the key to success on the Day of Judgment. Allah praises his, his

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supplication, and the way that he was always turned back to Allah subhanaw taala says that Ibrahim is halimun awhonn muneeb. And there's a deep connection between these three things. haleem is that a person is forbearing Brahim Ali Salam had an incredible capacity to take in. right he was able to be patient, with the insults of the people with the harm of the people with the injury of the people. He was able to take it all in. He had a great level of patience and a great deal of capacity when dealing with his people. And there's a direct correlation between the capacity that he had with dealing with his people and the frequency with which he turned back to Allah subhanho wa Taala Okay,

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so he is Helene, when he takes in a lot of work when he grieves frequently, okay, he grieves frequently. And so think about the intake of injury and insult but then the the output or how he exhales that grief to a loss of Hannah Montana, a wa he grieves to Allah He turns back to his Lord, when he is turned away by the people when he and he is always turned back to Allah subhana wa Tada. So, he has halimun, a wahoo monix. As forbearing as he is with what he takes in and as much as he bears that grief is Monique. He's turned back to his Lord subhanho wa Taala all the time, and channels that grief and channels that hurt and channels that injury to him, which is why we're going

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to have that series about his droughts, his two eyes are so beautiful supplications are so beautiful. They are raw, and they're all encompassing, they encompass every facet of life Subhan Allah as he's turned back to Allah subhanho wa Taala but what is his defining feature?

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His defining feature is that he is Sadiq Khan nebbia

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is defining feature after his prophethood is that he is so the is that he is truthful. And so deep here, when we talked about it in the first, we talked about Rebecca syndical, the allot of time and the meaning of a silly porn, they are even a higher ranking than in the mulata when Alice pantile talks about the distinctions that the so the corner even higher than the Shahada, there's no discrepancy between their actions and their stated words. So both, you know, between their stated words, and their sincere intentions, and their actions, there's complete consistency. And so someone who saw that someone who tells the truth, the scholars say there's consistency between their words

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and reality. So, to have sit in your speech, to be truthful in your speech, is to say what reflects reality accurately. So I'm describing to your situation, and I'm truthful and what I'm describing to you. So that is a person who is saw that is truthful in their speech, but a person who has sick who has truthfulness and their repentance who has truthfulness, in their, in their honor who has truthfulness in their charity, who is in there who saw that with their actions, is someone between whom there is no discrepancy between their words and their deeds. Okay, and in this situation,

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Words deeds are connected by the heart by the Calvin celene by that sound heart that pure hearts. And above all, he Marty snam had that. Okay, and that's his ultimate quality. And the scholars, you know, when they talk about this idea of a person of truth, just like with a Beckett all the time, if you have that trait, you'll achieve all other qualities because you'll always push yourself to the maximum of your potential and you'll never be complacent. And so you're going to push yourself with your charity, you're going to push yourself with your generosity, you're going to push yourself with your sincerity, you're going to push yourself with your worship, you're going to push yourself with

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your steadfastness. Because you are so deep because your personal truth may Allah Subhana, WA tada make us all amongst them, a lot of them I mean, a lot praises his qualities then of of patience, a sub is his shellcode his gratitude. A lot praises him as we said his forbearance a lot of praises his him his his sense of his his sense of excellence and his him his high aspirations when it comes to the performance of good deeds. He is one who submits to the truth as soon as it comes to them and that's what makes them a sodiq right? So when Allah subhana wa tada says, If God Allah who robbed Whoo hoo Aslam Allah Islam to your blasphemy when his Lord says to him, s&m submit, he says I submit

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to the Lord of the worlds there is no fat or while between the order and the response meaning it's not if call Allahu Prabhu Aslam faqad Assam to your blood I mean or what Paula Islam to me No it's if Allah Allah hora boo Islam Kala some terrible Adam, his Lord says to him submit and he says I submit to the Lord of the worlds there's absolutely no delay between the order and the response from Allah subhana wa tada and that's the ultimate quality. And that is the defining feature of the distinguished quality of suck of being truthful. Why because with Beckett, all the Allahu anhu and the profit slice on praise little bucket.

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So the the reason why the Prophet slicin praised him is because he's the only companion with whom there was no Tada, dude, there was no hesitation,

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to accept the truth and to dedicate himself to the truth. There was never any hesitation. And so that's why he's awarded the same title as Ibrahim alayhis salam acidic the Sadiq the ultimate, so the below him it his setup.

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Now what does this mean for us? And so what are some practical ways we can then take these virtues so there are the individual virtues that Allah subhanaw taala praises about Ibrahim or Islam. There's something unique as well about Ibrahim Alayhi Salam is that he's the only prophet in the Quran, other than the prophets lie, some that were told to follow, both in creed and character. Now let me take a step back, every prophet of Allah is a prophet of ours in the sense that we uphold those prophets. And we do not distinguish between them in regards to their role as prophets and messengers of Allah. Okay, so they are our prophets, and that we claim them because they all came

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from the same God with the same message. And we consider ourselves upon that message by extension of being on the message of the last prophet, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Right. So we are, by virtue of that connected to all of the prophets that came before him, that had the same message from that one God from Allah subhanho wa Taala. But we're not told to follow in the sense of, in the sense of obedience, with the other prophets the way we are the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him except for Ibrahim It is Allah. So Allah says this to us in creed and in character, so when it comes to creed, Allah subhanaw enticed us for Tabby rumen that to

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follow the way of Ibrahim is follow the way of avoiding the prophets lie Selim was on militare a beacon Brahim was on the way of your father Abraham. Right. Ibrahim is the ostad He's the default that we go back to follow the way of Ibrahim it has stood up. And that doesn't mean that you jump you know the Prophet sallallahu, son of the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him and you find something. Brahim is not because there is no inconsistency. So the sooner the prophets I send them is the dude who brought him Islam and is the manifestation of following the original way of Ibrahim alayhis salam, some of the scholars they mentioned, similarities internationally are the

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similarities and legislation even between that which came to blogging mid salon and that which came to Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So that's in creed that what distinct

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wishes, the snom submission if Karla horombo s&m that Islam is the way of Ibrahim Islam, which tobacco was a maximum Muslim and you are Muslims, as Ibrahim was a Muslim, submitting your yourself to a loss of habitat, submitting yourself to God always, that he is the standard, that that, that we are upon that we that we seek to be upon. As we profess our creed that we are on the way of a ball, hey, my son that the prophets lie, some call people back to the way of the ball humor. I saw that even before the prophets lie, some received revelation at the age of 40. Can I get a hand that we get a hand up that he was worshipping in an Abrahamic way worshiping one God, that they did not have

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no faith, who would was putting his back to the cabin saying I'm on the way of Ibrahim alayhis salaam that we are following the way of Avila Hema Islam even before the revelation of Islam, which only confirmed it as it came through the prophets lie some. So there's the creed, the pure creed of Abraham. And this is how we call people back we call people to the way of Abraham the way of Ibrahim it is Salah. And then Allah subhanaw taala praises his character and tells us to follow his character called Kenneth O'Sullivan has a feat of law him that you have and Ibrahim is an excellent standard of character for those that want to excel in character. You have an Ursula and Ibrahim Ali

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Salaam and how do you learn about that Messiah, that character of Ibrahim or Islam, you learn about it through sweat, too, and Hasina the greatest example the character of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam and so when the Prophet slicin them, says that he resembled about him a slum most in appearance, it's not just appearance, the luck the character of the prophet SAW some was like the character of Ibrahim on Easter and a loss of habitat appraises the character of Ibrahim Ali Salaam. And that's why some of the scholars they point out they say, you know, if you look at the the, the aspects of the life of Abraham that are covered by some that are covered in the Quran,

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it's not it's not an isolated snapshot. You know, with many of the prophets you have a look at, you know, one or two or three episodes of their lives. Okay, and then with some of them you have a look at other aspects of their lives. So Musa Islam Moses is the most spoken about prophet in the Koran Subhana Allah we learn about most is Islam from before his birth to his birth to you know, you know, his his personal life to his struggles his trials to seeking knowledge with others through dealing with fear own through his people with Benny saw a post splitting the sea after splitting the sea. There's so much about Moses about musante salaam. With Ibrahim arisa you have

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much insight into his childhood, his teenage years, his family life his community life, Brahim is not dealing with a tyrant Ibrahim, I'm dealing with his people. So you get this comprehensive look at the character of Ibrahim it is set up and his do as I mentioned his supplications which we'll be covering in sha Allah to Allah. So Allah azza wa jal praises him and his individual faith.

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Allah says woman Jacobo on miletti Ibrahim elimine Sophie Hannah, and who seeks other than Ibrahim it has set up the way of Abraham except for one who disgraces themselves. Now by the way, the word yellow garb is to is to really desire crave something. And if you remember the father of Ibrahim alayhi salam, when he chastises him when as of chastising Mrs. araz he went into an early teenage boy him Are you seeking pleasure Are you seeking fulfillment through anything but our gods and our God? Allah subhanaw taala tells us that whoever seeks other desires other than the way of the Brahim on Islam is going to diminish themselves as a human being Subhana Allah they'll be deficient as a

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human being well maniototo born miletti Ibrahim, in the man, Sophia nafsa. Allah Subhana Allah praises his faith as an individual, a lot praises his method, his methodology in dour, his methodology and calling people to him. Whether it be to a family member, parent, spouse or child, or to his people, or to a tyrants, right. So you get the character of Ibrahim with family and community with community let's just stick to community first because we're talking about the Tao of bohemian Islam, right? You get this full look at the Tao of Ibrahim is I'm calling people back to Allah subhanho wa Taala. So you have how he spoke to his father called them to Allah subhana wa tada how

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he spoke to his people, the slope, the mannerisms that he used with his friends.

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And then how he spoke to a tyrant and called them back to Allah. And then a lot praised his men had his methodology in family, as a parent, a spouse and as a child. And so as you're seeing Ibrahim it Islam as a parent, you're seeing the loving parents. You see about him, I saw him as a spouse, you're seeing a loving spouse, you're seeing about my son, as a child, to his father, you're seeing a loving child to his father. So you're seeing this, this man has this methodology of a person, right with how they interact with the world around them, how they interact with Allah subhanaw taala first what that means to them as an individual with their faith, how they interact with family, how

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they interact with, with community, and verily he is an excellent example for us. And what defines him again, is midlet a beacon Ebrahim hanifa that this is the way of your father Abraham,

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the way of Edina honey here, the way of the oneness of Allah subhanho wa Taala calling us to the way of the boy he might

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finally before I go into his life in sha Allah tada what makes Abraham so significant Brahim is not so significant, especially in the context of the death of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was that Ibrahim alayhis salaam was an example both to the people of the book, as well as the idolaters and Mecca. So the idolaters in Mecca were from the the descendants in the sense of lineage, right? They are from the the inhabitants of that land, the descendants of Ibrahim or Islam in the sense there is Mariotti Islam, that's the nation that is settled there. And they uphold Ibrahima Islam in a in high standard because they know that Ibrahim alayhis salam built this cabin,

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they know that Ibrahim Alayhi Salaam inhabited this place, so they have a an affinity to Ibrahim Isola. And then the People of the Book, the Jews and the Christians have an affinity obviously to Abraham as well to Brahim or Islam as well and the prophets lie somewhere I interact heavily with the People of the Book in Medina. And so using Ibrahim Ali Salam as the focal points, right, calling people back to the way of Ibrahim alayhis salam is significant to both of the major populations that the prophets lie some we deal with and of course, as well as Abyssinia Habesha when the Muslims migrated to Abyssinia to to an a joshy to a Christian King calling them back to the way of Ibrahim

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alayhis salaam as a starting point that let's all come back to the weight of Abraham we have Ibrahim alayhis salaam. Finally Allah subhanho wa Taala says, and this is just so beautiful, Allah Salam O Allah Ibrahim, and peace beyond to Ibrahim Eissa peace beyond to Abraham. Why is this so significant? When Allah says in the law home, Anika tell your saloon Allenby that Allah and his angel sent their peace and blessings upon the messenger Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and then commands us to send Salawat prayers and peace on Mohammed Salah la hora de was Salam on the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu it early he was offered to sell him to semen kittila with Abraham with

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Ibrahim Ali Salaam, when we are saying in our Salah, llama salia Allah Mohammed Ali Mohammed cameras are later Allah wa him either earlier by him extending that peace and that salam, those prayers upon Ibrahim Ali Salaam, Allah himself says Salah when Allah Brahim and peace beyond to Abraham peace beyond Ibrahim alayhis salam. So let's get into an overview of his story and the goal of understanding his life inshallah so that you can understand the history and at the same time appreciate inshallah tada when we do our deep dive into the eyes of the boy humani his Salaam in the series that we'll be doing for that hedge. So Ibrahim Ali Salaam was born in Iraq,

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and his father is named Azul. Now there's a difference of opinion whether his father as of is actually his father or his uncle. Okay, so is he his biological father? Is he likable Tyler was to the Prophet sallallahu wasallam where the paternal uncle is like the Father. Okay, so that he would have raised the Brahim or any his Salaam. And the stronger opinion the Lund knows best is that it's actually his biological father as well. And there are different narrations or different reasons for that a loss of parents I mentioned a b e as of the Prophet slicin. Um, when he talks about Ibrahim meeting him on the Day of Judgment he mentioned he would he would meet his father.

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So Allah knows best but, you know, it seems to be the strongest opinion that this is his actual biological father. So without him it is saddam is born in Iraq. His father was a carpenter and his particular

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healer role in society as a carpenter was that he was the maker of the idols. He was the maker of the idols. So he would make the idols both for festivals as well as the personal idols for people in their homes, for families in their homes, he literally was selling gods to his people. And you can imagine the friction that exists between Ibrahim or Islam and his father from a very early age. And a lot of mentions about Ibrahim It is said I'm at a no rush to who in Kabul that we gave him guidance from before. And most of them will fess up when they say that what this refers to is he had guidance before Prophethood. So before he actually received Prophethood, and was appointed as a

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prophet from Allah, he already had guidance from Allah subhanho wa Taala and rushed his his level past he Daya he Daya is to be guided in regards to creed Russia is to be guided in regards to action as well. So hola Rashid, in Aladdin or in Medina, Russia in the to be guided in regards to your in his he Daya to be guided in regards to your Iman in regards to your actions, his little sub rahima Islam had a natural guidance that was given to him from Allah subhanho wa Taala, even before he was officially appointed as a prophet. So what does this translate to?

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This translates to him questioning the ways of his father, even as a young child, and some narration say he started questioning as early as age seven, I have a seven year old, my second my second child is a seven year old. And so I immediately start thinking about the types of questioning that would come from a seven year old. Imagine Ibrahim Islam as a seven year old questioning his father, why do we sell these gods? What's the point of all of these gods? these idols don't make sense? They don't make sense. And so there are a few, a few different things that happen. One of them is that Ibrahim or Islam sees the way that people revere these idols. And he's he's weirded out by I mean, it's

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strange to him. It's strange to him, why are they Why are they? I mean, why do they come to these idols and bring their food and their drink, and they have such all with these idols, it doesn't make sense to him, to see the level of all and reverence that they have for the idols.

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Then he notices the way that the idols are made, and that piques his curiosity, as well. And before I even say this, if you think about Mecca,

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the idols were, of course, you know, tools for people to turn themselves into God makers and gods themselves, right. So it gave an added level of power to the Mexicans themselves. It wasn't about the idols themselves, it was about the access to the idols in the hearts that these people had that they would use to control others. Right? That's what these idols were about.

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And so, you're always gonna find that classism, classism finds its way into these into these examples and into these manifestations. And so Pamela, you can compare that to hedge, right? Where you're all coming to one God. And the best way to come to that one God is you're all equal in the sight of Allah subhanaw taala. So you all have to wear a hat on there, there is no, there, there is no other cabinet, there's only one cabinet. And it's meant to bring all of us in unity, and in recognition of our common oneness as humanity in regards to our level and our duty to our Lord, right to that one God. There is no distinction there. But we see this in the case of Mecca, and we

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see it in the case of pivotal Hema Islam that the idols were used to give people inflated places in society or to solidify elite status for some. And so the way that this happened and Ibrahima Islam sign was that the bigger idols were for richer people. So idols were sold in accordance with their size. And so if you were wealthier, you had a bigger idol. And as you had a bigger idol that gave you a an added level and society and so there is a direct connection to the amount of wealth that you had

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to, you know, to the size of your idol, and what that gave you in terms of power in society. So if you are a Salaam, he, he realizes how silly this idol hierarchy is, right and being in accordance with size, and clearly his father is the one that's making these idols and so they sell the bigger idols at a higher price. So he sees this huge idol. And he says to his father, he says, you know,

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why is that idol so big and particularly says, Why is it so big? Why is the ear of the idol so big and his father's response to him was that, that this idol has a big ego

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so that it can hear everyone. It has more knowledge because it hears more. And that's why the size of its ear is there and Ibrahim Ali Salaam

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absolutely finds no no sense of being convinced and what his father saying. So this does not resonate with it, but it might not matter at all even as a childlike Wait, what? So you're saying the idols bigger gear means you can hear more. And so that means that you know, you pay more and so you get an idol that sees you that has a greater span in terms of what they can see vision and hearing. What does that mean, right? Well, he my Salaam also gets to this point now where he starts to mock those idols. Okay? Not not from a place of arrogance from from a place of,

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you know, showing his people that they're not doing you any good, that this doesn't make sense. And so while Hema Islam saw the festivals are bringing food and drink to the idols, Ibrahim is Allah, he starts to mock them, he starts to bring food and drink to them himself. And he says, eat and drink, and they never eat and drink. And he's saying, What is it with these idols, they don't eat and drink. There's also narration that his father

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gave him idols to go and sell in the marketplace. And so he's a child, and he's going to work for his father, which is very common in those societies. And he's carrying those idols. And so to honor his father, he's going to do it but what he does when he goes to the marketplace, he said, Men your steady Monday, well, I in fact, who wants to buy what will not harm them nor benefit them? Who wants to buy what will not harm them or benefit them and then his father finds out that this is the way that he's selling the idols and obviously, no one's buying. When I brought him ice time is carrying these idols and saying who wants to buy what will neither harm them nor benefit them in his father

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would discipline him? Because that's bad for business? Okay. Then you start to see as Ibrahima Islam grows up and becomes a Fatah, a teenager

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the direct challenges to his people. Hell hell yes. metronome if they do, do they hear you when you call upon them? Oh, Leon ferronickel Oh, elbow room. Do they benefit you? Do they harm you? And there's consistency in his data. One is one of the most beautiful things about Ibrahima Islam methodology of Dawa is the consistency of it throughout the Quran. When he's speaking to different people, he's saying the same things about the false gods. And he's saying the same things about the one true God. It's the same language. And so when he speaks to his people, do they benefit you? Do they harm you? They don't hear you. When he speaks to his father, Lima Tom will do mala yes metal.

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What are your pseudo What are your neon kashaya? Why do you worship that which does not hear you? does not see you? And does does you absolutely. No. Good. Okay, so he has a consistency in his demo. And we'll see this in a few of the other things too.

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Brahim is Salaam was off soft MBA was the most eloquent of the prophets. And

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usually what you see as well with with with shidduch is that the diversity of Gods here, you know, expands and it just includes so many different things. So his people did not just worship, you know, the objects that they created, but they worship the objects of the universe as well. So they worship the moon, they worship the stars, they worship the sun. And so Allah subhanaw taala gives us the story of Ibrahim is I'm sitting with his people as a fetta. As a teenager, and Ibrahima Islam sees the star and it's this beautiful star.

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And it truly is a beautiful sign of Allah subhanho wa Taala. But it's not Allah Himself, but this beautiful star. And Ibrahim Isom looks up that and he says, how the lumbee Well, this must be my Lord. Right? Now if you're reading these ions, by the way, you might think that Ibrahim Isom is actually going through a process of this is God and this is God and this has got but this is actually part of his data. This is his way of him. You had you had your home the way that he is actually arguing and debating with his people. Okay. So Ibrahima Islam says, What a beautiful star how they'll be. This is my Lord. So his father has hope in Him right all right, we're making

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progress right? My son is finally coming around to understand this fine he doesn't worship the idols are making but look he's looking at the star says have been starting to mesh with his people. Then the star disappears. Rahim Allah Islam says I don't you know, I don't like this. Why would the star go away? It was such a glorious star. But what's the point of it if it's going to go away? And then the moon comes and it's the full moon and Ibrahima Islam says have Allah be, then that must mean that's my Lord. Look at this beautiful, magnificent moon. And so once again, his people are satisfied that Ibrahima Islam is coming around, and Ibrahim Ali Salaam then as the moon

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goes as you no longer see the brightness of the moon. He says, you know, what's the point of this? I don't like these things that turn off that don't, that don't persist? You know, how can I? How can this benefit me when it goes away outside of its own power. And then finally, when he sees the sun, he says, how the lumbee have a bow. This is my Lord, or this must be my lord, this one is bigger. now realize again, and the point of this lecture is to actually make those connections in sha Allah, within idol worship, the way that they worshipped, idols were bigger idols meant greater status. And so when he's when he's using that language, and he's saying, Oh, well, this is the sun, and the sun

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is bigger. So this must be my Lord. And then when the sun sets, Ibrahim, it has said, he says, What's the point of this thing? I don't like these things that set and that disappear, and that clearly have no consistency. They're not present in all of these times. And so how Allah, you can see, by the way, Brahim, or Islam will use the sun in his data to Nimrod which we'll talk about in a few minutes and sha Allah to Allah to say, you know, bring the sun can you control the sun? Okay, so, Brahim, Iceland's deep ability to ponder upon these signs and then to make the connection between the way that the objects of the universe are worshipped and the objects that are being made

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our worship. And then to contrast that to what he gets from the worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala is very powerful.

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So, when he says to his father, in sort of medium, beautiful man has beautiful methodology of Dawa Nima taboo dumela yes matter whether you are whether you opening an cache, why do you worship that which does not hear you see you does not benefit you in any way. And he's telling his people, these idols don't benefit you. And he's saying, look, the sun, the moon, and the stars, they disappear. They're not able to be there consistently for you. I want you to contrast that to what Brahim already has Salaam says. And by the way, he says to them, that, that this will not benefit you in this life or in the hereafter. So he's, he's talking to them about notions of the hereafter as well

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to get them thinking, Okay, well, you if you try to make all these, you know, claims that these things benefit you in this life. What about the hereafter? Are you thinking about the hereafter? So contrast this to Ibrahim Iceland's description of a loss of Hannah hotel that I'm going to go to Allah subhanho wa Taala, the one God, Allah, the Halekulani for Hawaii has been the one who created me and He guides me, what are the who are emoni we spin and the one who gives me food and drink. Right? So he created me, and it gives me guidance. So he didn't just originate me, there's clear guidance from him as well. And he gives me food and gives me drinks. So not only,

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you know, do I not have to feed or give him no lost pounds, does not need from us desert or Chicago law does not need anything from us. But he actually provides me food and drink, what either moto Palooza Jolla Shin, and when I am sick, he heals me, he didn't attribute the illness to a loss of hundreds out of what either motor when I get sick, for who is feeding, he only attributed the cure to God, that He heals me, whenever you meet Tony familiar he, and then he who causes me to die, and then he restores me to life once again. And he says, well, the ultimate goal and you have to be really happy at Yama, Dean, and the one from whom I hope, forgiveness for my sins on the Day of

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Judgment. So rahima Islam is talking about the uselessness and the way the harm that, you know, putting yourself at the service of these things that don't offer you benefit. And then look how he's talking about God. Look how he talks about God, so beautifully, so comprehensive, with such trust, and also a sense of humility. Right? So when he's talking to his father, his people around him or Islam is not is not speaking to them from a place of being condescending. He's saying, you know, I hope I hope as well that he will forgive me on the Day of Judgment, that he'll grant me His mercy and His grace on the Day of Judgment. And so when he's calling his father, and he's saying to his

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father in the hospital, and you must suck at the moment,

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I'm afraid for you. This is not, I'm not condemning you to hell, but I'm afraid for you, I'm afraid for you to be punished. So he's able to mesh together such a remarkable consistency, in his dour when he talks about everything that's being worshipped other than Allah subhanaw taala. He has consistent messaging and consistent themes, when he talks about what a law means to Him and who Allah is it's consistent messaging, consistent themes. And so it's one of the, the, the virtues of him. That's, that's eminent in his data. It's

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shows in the way that he calls people to Allah subhana wa Tada. And so when he says, in alladhina, to their own, I'm doing a layup to vanilla, discard those that you call besides a lot, they don't provide you anything seek that seek that sustenance from a lot. What ends up happening is

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not a defense of [???] from his people, not a defense of the actual polytheism from his people, but instead a defense of themselves by saying, well, this is what we found our fathers worshipping. And so yes, it doesn't make sense. We understand that you're making very logical arguments. But this is how we found our fathers upon worship. And so we're doing the same thing that we saw our fathers doing. And this was, of course, the way that the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam

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was responded to by the people of Mecca. There wasn't a debate about the idols themselves are about the benefit that the idols bring. It was instead, this is how our traditions tell us to worship. This is what our fathers have told us to do. And so this is what we're going to continue to do. Brahim, it is Salaam Of course brings it back to Allah on June Annie, are you are you debating with me, Philip? Well, who I had done in accordance or in regards to Allah and he is the one who guided me. So what happens? What is the incident that takes place where we reached this breaking point between the Bohemian Islam and his people, they had a day that they would go out every single year.

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And it would be like, eat for them a feast for them a festival for them. And they would leave food at the feet of their idols for Baraka for blessing. And then they'd come back later on in the day, in the nighttime, and then they'd eat from that food. So they leave some food at the feet of the idols, they'd go out. They they partake in all sorts of festivals, they come back, they take the food that they left at the feet of their idols, and they eat that food. So they tell Ibrahim Ali Salaam to go out with them. And Ibrahim Ali Salam answers in the subpoena,

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that I'm sick, I'm feeling sick. Now, of course, you know, when he says I'm feeling sick, he's not referring to his physical illness or being physically ill, he means he's sick in a different way. But I'm feeling sick in the subpoena. And he uses that as an excuse. Of course, they interpret it in one way, but he means it in another way. He uses that as an excuse to stay back. And he says, What's Allah he like? He then also nomicon burden to illuminate the burden and by Allah, I shall certainly carry out my plan against your Gods after you are gone. Now,

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when he says this, there are two ways that the scholars reckoned with this one of them is that he mumbled this. And you know, he said it sort of under his breath, in a way that someone heard him. But it wasn't loud enough, we know that he didn't say it to them, because it would have defeated the purpose of saying in the Supreme,

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you know, that I'm sick. But it could be that he said this under his breath, and one or two people caught it. And that's why they would say that we heard a fetta we heard a young man that was talking about them. Okay, whose name is Ibrahim? Or that Ibrahim is and I've said this to himself, and this is not necessarily what he's saying out loud. But he's but he's only saying it to himself. In any case, they leave me Brahim it is Salaam for Jana home Judah Illa cambio en, la la la Yasujiro. Then he broke all of them into pieces, sparing only the biggest amongst them so that they may possibly return to Him. Now before this, you know, but Okay, my son, he said to the idols. Kowloon, aren't

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you going to eat and they don't respond not alicona 21. Why is it that you don't speak they don't speak

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when Ibrahim Islam destroyed those idols, and he left the big one amongst them.

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And Allah says that he owns so that perhaps they may come back to him. There's a double meaning that we take from the manifesto and here one of them is that landerholm la he opens your own so that they may come back to meaning Ibrahima Islam, that they'll come back to him, they'll fight when they come back and they find their idols destroyed. They'll come back to him and that'll give him an opportunity to present

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you know, his case right these idols could not defend themselves basically gives him a an opportunity to make his her jet to make his claim once again, but this time it's gone to the next level because they were not listening to him before or Aloma here's your own mean, they come back to a loss of Hannah Montana, himself, they come back to God Himself. Now, the point is though, in either of these two iterations

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it's not about Ibrahim it his Salaam, making a point to show arrogance. Ibrahim is not doing this from a place of arrogance. Ibrahim, Hassan is doing this out of his love for them. He's not doing it to be condescending to them. He's doing it so that they may wake up so that they could think about what it is that they're doing.

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And he didn't run away. You know, he didn't crush the idols and then runaway. Rahim is

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you know waited patiently for them to come back to find what they found.

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And then to come back to him, right that was the plan all along. So they go back to Brahim Eisner. They come back they find their idols in that state. They say men fella ha, that'd be it. Ha Tina who did this to our gods? Verily he is amongst the wrongdoers. And that's when they say that we heard someone mentioning them, who you call, oh, Ibrahim was named maybe Ibrahim. At that point, Carlos to be Allah. Allah, Allah homea. Sheldon, they say bring him before the eyes of the people so that they may see what will be done to him. Let's make an example out of him then. So Ibrahima Islam comes, he arrives to this gathering. And by the way, some of the scholars say kado here is referring to his

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father as of his father is the one who's actually speaking on behalf of the people to his own son, Carlo antifoul Taha, that'd be early hatena Ibrahim, they say to him, did you do this to our gods? Oh, Ibrahim, Ibrahim Ali Salaam says belfor Allah who Caballero whom Heather has a lumen Kenyan people. So he answers and he says rather it was the Supreme, it was the big one who did it. So ask them if they can speak. Now, again, Ibrahim, Islam was waiting for them anyway. And he's trying to make a point here.

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Some of the scholars they say that what Ibrahim Islam did, because just like when he said in the Supreme, that I am sick, he didn't mean it in the physical sense. He meant it in another sense. When I brought him Iceland pointed. And he said, For Allahu cabrito home, he used his big thumb

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to point and so when he's saying the biggest one amongst them, he's referring to his thumb. Okay. But of course, the double meaning of that is because he did do it with his hand is that it was the big idol. So he's saying, go ahead and ask the big idol. You know, why did he break them? Ask the ones that are broken? I mean, clearly these are Gods they should be able to talk, right? So they knew that a boy he might Islam caught them. He had them stuck. So what do they do? They gather amongst themselves, they start to blame one another. And, you know, why did we leave him behind? We shouldn't we knew that he had, you know, issues here. who heard him say that he was going to do

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something to the idols.

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You know, it's your fault. It's your fault, they start to blame one another. They know that anything they say now

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is going to put them in a bind, right because it's going to offer a Boheme some an opening to challenge their idol worship in an effective way. So they come back and they say, you know, you know that these don't talk about him. And Ibrahim Isom uses that as a moment, to call to light, the reality of their worship, their idol worship. And so what do they do at that point, they have no choice but to persecute him. And to make an example out of him. There is no way that they can argue with him. They can't debate with him. Ibrahim or Islam has tried good manners. He's tried their power through common sense. He's tried that with through character. He's tried so much to show them

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they don't benefit them. He's tried everything. And now they decide to make an example out of them. And that's when they kindle the fire. And they spend days and days and days kindling this fire. The fire was so large that it would harm the people just the smoke of the fire was harming the people. They could not come anywhere near it. And they place Ibrahim it has set up into a catapult and his own father is the one leading the charge. And they sling him into that fire. The angels are waiting to see what command Allah is going to give them. Is it going to be the rain? Is it going to help you know how is it going to save this servant of his and Subhanallah instead, Allah speaks to the fire

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itself and says Cooney battle done was gonna be both cold and peaceful, better than not to be too cold to where it would harm him from being too cold Salama to be cool and peaceful. On Ibrahim alayhis salam. And as we know Ibrahim Hassan was thrown into the fire but it did not harm him. Now there's something

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there's something to be said about this.

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These people called on idols that Ibrahim is Lam said were of no benefit to them, and could do nothing to assist them. And here they were seeing how the Lord of Ibrahim alayhis salaam who is unseen benefited him against all odds. They threw Ibrahim Alayhi Salaam into a fire thinking they themselves were capable of punishment if they were capable of making god they were capable of playing God too. So they threw him into a fire. Thinking that they were capable, surely they were capable of punishment, but they couldn't

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Do anything nor could their idols do anything in that situation, so Subhana Allah, the argument of the Buddha Hema Islam was also proved in the nature of the attempted public assassination of Ibrahim IE Salaam. Obviously the word starts to spread. Ibrahim Isom walks out of this fire and he decides to make his law decides to migrate for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala. In this situation, a moment that was extremely difficult will actually be the first day that we talked about inshallah, in our series has has been Allah whenever men will keep the leader of the people. The mood wants to challenge them. The tyrant wants to challenge Ibrahim is not in the Brahim or Islam does deal with

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everybody. So Ibrahima Islam is brought before and in route, Brahim Ali Salaam says I'll be led up Will you meet is my lord who gives life and who gives death? Right? And that's evidenced as well by the fact that Ibrahim Isom did not die in that situation. And Nimrod says, No, he will commit I give life and I give death. How? He said watch this. He took a man who was sentenced to death by him and he freed him. And then he brought another man who was not sentenced to death and he killed him. So he said, See, I give life and I give up. I just gave that person who is destined for death life. And I gave that person who was destined for life death. So I ended he would meet Khalid Ibrahim offer in

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the La Jolla t Beacham semen and Mashiach TB has been eliminated of he said okay, fine. Well, he might have said Allah brings the sun from the east Allah rises the sun raises the sun from the east go ahead and raise it from the west for boy tala de Kapha. So he completely dumbfounded him, confounded him in this situation. Right so panela that raha Islam was was able to use the most effective Dharma in all of these moments. And we also see by the way about him or Islam asking Allah subhanaw taala be Allah you meet, adding new kafer to him Mota. Oh my lord who gives life and who gives the Show me how you give life to the dead. Carla, our two men alasa do not believe Kala Bella

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will act in the ultimate in Albi, he said rather it is that my heart may be put at ease. So Allah subhanaw taala tells Ibrahim or Islam to take birds and to cut them into pieces and put them in different places, different mountains and Allah subhanaw taala would assemble them before his own eyes and there's something powerful about this by the way, that every prophet that is challenged in the end, or not every prophet rather but but you see multiple instances where a prophet is challenged by their people. And they ask Allah subhana wa tada for a particular affirmation even though they do believe but so that he man can be placed on top of my faith on top of my faith to

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increase me in faith. And so the people of Moses Messiah Islam, they say, are in our book, right? Show us your Lord and moosari salaam such a loss of parents Allah. Let me see you right, not in a challenging way, but in a desire and in a way of affirming that you have been affirming that certainty in his heart even further, we find also that as Ibrahim isin leaves

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that there is a lesson here that even if you do everything right if the people's hearts are not right, they're not going to see the truth so vehement Islam did the best he could with character, arguments, creed, everything he did was right but the people were not in a situation where they could accept his his message that's one Ibrahim Ali Salaam in his his law turns away and that's where we find now Ibrahim Islam an incident in Egypt with another tyrant with the footage own of the time. Brahim RT Salaam is making his way through masa through Egypt.

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And the Pharaoh of the time, is a man who particularly will, you know, has his his guards out there looking for beautiful women. And when he sees a beautiful woman that he'll call for her, and he doesn't care if she's married or not, he will do what he wants with that woman and so, Salah, the wife of Ebola, Hema Islam was a beautiful woman. And Ibrahim Ali Salaam is with Saba. And the word gets back to the pharaoh about the beauty of Sabah. And Ibrahim it is Sarah says to her that, you know, look, I was asked about who you are and I said that you are my sister. And so if you are taken to the pharaoh do not do not make me out to be a liar say you're my sister. Now this is the third

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quote unquote lie of Ibrahima Islam but it's not really a lie because she's a sister in faith.

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But in that situation, sada is brought to the Pharaoh of the time of the Federation at that time, and you can see how Allah subhanaw taala produces. Well mania tequila Ayala, who Maharajah warriors yokomen heyfield is whoever is mindful of a lot lawmaker way out for them like you did.

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With Ibrahim it is to learn from that fire and grant him from places that he never would have been able to imagine. Brahim, ie his Salaam is with Saba. They take SATA thinking that she's the sister of Abraham, to the Fatone.

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SATA goes to this Pharaoh, and he walks up to her, to touch him. And saddam makes to touch her. And saddam makes supplicates against the federal. And then he gets paralyzed,

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his hands gets paralyzed, he can't move. So he says to her, pray to Allah to let me go, and I won't harm you. Okay, so subtle, makes sure that he's cured, and he's cured. And then he comes out her second time, and she prays to Allah again, that he would be stopped and he stopped.

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So he says, once again, pray to Allah to pray to Allah to to let me go, and I won't harm you. So saddam makes again, that he would be free from his paralysis. And he comes out her again a third time. And so she makes again, she supplicates again, and he says, pray to Allah, and I will not harm you. And then at that point, she does so and he says to his guards, he says, You did not bring me a human being you brought me a shape on, you brought me a devil. So he says, Let her go and give her a gift. Give her a gift, so she could leave me alone. What is the gift ha

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ha judoka. Here is your here's the slave girl of mine, this Egyptian slave girl of mine, take hajah Subhana Allah, Who would have thought Ibrahim Islam that, that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam would be from the lineage of this woman that would be gifted to his wife Salah from a pharaoh that was trying to harm them, and that harm would come to the boy my son from his father. That's the point of Romania tequila Jalla. Maharaja Zuckerman hated is Allah gives you from places you have no idea where they would you have no idea where the sources are. How would come to you? So Ibrahima Islam take salah

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and Hajj and then they continue on their heads and on the prophets lie some as he narrated this he says tilcon welcome that this is your mother. Oh Arabs that this is your mother has it his Salaam and this is how she comes into this place. So then they subtle and Philistine in Palestine.

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Salah and Ibrahim continued to hope for a child and they weren't having a child.

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So Saba gifts her job to Ibrahim to marry her. So brought him on his Salaam, Mary's Hi Joe. And, of course the loss of hundreds Allah blesses them after this long period of time with this man at his salon,

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as they're blessed with this man at his Salaam Ibrahim Hajj on Ismail, Allah commands, Ibrahim is salam to take her job and is married and to settle them in this barren desert of Mecca.

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He takes her children is Mary, how does the panel of this woman that was

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a slave of the pharaoh gifted in the situation now taken and she's being dropped off in the middle of the desert with her son is married.

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And as Ibrahim or Islam drops them off, and he's in great pain, because of the situation that he's in. Ibrahim alayhis salam is walking away and I'm paraphrasing the story because I've given the story of Howard's on another lecture. How john is pleading with Ibrahim or Islam What are you doing? Where are you leaving us? And then she finally asks him has Allah commanded you to do this and the Brahim it is Salaam as he nods in the affirmative. She says these powerful words that Allah will not let us go to waste Allah will not lose sight of us will be okay a lot does not lose his people. It's panela certainty that she has in those moments with her baby in the middle of the desert. Ibrahim

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Ali Salam makes the famous for them. But the in a scan tool in the Ria TV was in lady these are in debate tickle Muharram Oh Allah I've left them here. I left my family in the middle of this barren desert at your sacred house for Benelli akima selasa they may establish the prayer either tamina necesita de la him What is upcoming a thermal RT la gnomish Gruen allow some of the people to affectionately inclined towards them and provide for them so that they may be grateful to and he leaves.

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We then know obviously in that situation, high job searches for water and she's running between Safa and model while with her baby and the loss of Hannah what's add a sense to her job.

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Adi his Salaam, and gibreel at his Salaam, she looks up and she sees him he strikes the ground. And as he strikes the ground with his heel,

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the water of Zamzam starts to burst from the earth the profits license that may Allah have mercy on the mother is married. She carved out that space and had she not done that, then that water would have touched every part of the earth. This is a loss of hundreds I know ma a tequila de la Maharaja zuckermann hydrolate. Allah sends you provision from where you don't expect. This tribe comes from Yemen, Jordan, and by the way, the unslotted were from Yemen, may Allah Subhana, Montana, bless the people of Yemen and make it easy for them in these difficult times along I mean, so just like with the prophet SAW, Selim, his risk was in the unsaved from Yemen. Here you have the risk from these

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people, this tribe of Judah home from Yemen, they see the birds

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you know, surrounding this particular area. And so they go and they find that it's just this woman and her child and as well now if they were not a noble people, they could have taken advantage of her and said, you know, what, who are you get out the way give us this water? Right, but they're noble people. And so they asked kadota permission to settle themselves there. And then they asked her for some of that water hodza alayhis salaam she sells the water of Zamzam to them, and they oblige. Now what ends up happening is they don't take advantage of her they settle that area. hodza is this working woman she's selling from the water Zamzam that a lot provided to her and to her son,

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and the tribe settles there. Years go by Ibrahim Ali Salaam goes back to how john is married. There enjoy. They see Brahim IE Salaam Ibrahim sees his his wife, husband and his son, his firstborn, whom he loves so much. And he goes to sleep in their home that night. And what does he see Ibrahim on Instagram sees in his dream that he is slaughtering is married to his Salah.

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Pamela test after test after test, Rahim wakes up it his thought was set up. And he calls for his son.

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And he says oh my son. I see in my dream that I'm slaughtering you. I'm sacrificing you. So what should I do?

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And his son is married who has been nurtured with that same righteousness. He says to him, oh my father do what you've been commanded to do and you will find me to be amongst the patients

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he takes is married to his Salaam as we know. And as Ibrahim Ali Salaam is about to sacrifice him Allah subhanho wa Taala instead replaces is married even though the knife had even gotten to his neck. And by the way, you can't you know no one sees in the dream this. This is the dreams of the prophets and there's an entire backstory and there is interpretation but the dreams of the prophets are ye so no you can't hurt someone because you saw in a dream that you're hurting someone This is a special case with a boy he might he

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goes and he has to sacrifice a son. And Allah subhana wa tada instead replaces his son with a ram and Pamela. That becomes a proof for his married at his salon approved for a blonde Imani is set up. And it becomes a means of gratitude for us the Arctic that we put forth at the birth of a child. So he passes that test Ibrahim is made on Islam, you know who kind of saw that and while he was truthful to his promise what a righteous young man he was. This male Islam did not just tell his father do what you've been told in your dream. And then once they got to the actual station to do what he was going to do married did not say Wait, hold on, I thought this was just a test. smart. He

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sat still with serenity. Understanding that this was commanded by a loss of contact. So you see the pain the certainty in Ibrahim the certainty and hassle, the certainty in this matter.

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So Allah subhanaw taala gives him that then Ibrahim alayhis salam comes back to Mecca once again every time we brought him comes back to Mecca there's something he comes back to Mecca and he says to Mecca that Allah Subhana hoods Allah has commanded me to build a house to raise the foundations of his house. Will you support me in doing so? He said yes. So below him It has Salaam and it's married it Islam build the cabinet together raise the foundations of the cabinet together father and son What a noble task. First married it has to raise that that character together and they make do together. And Allah subhanaw taala tells Ibrahim alayhis salaam as infanatil Hajj, call the people

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to Hajj

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and he says there'll be one global soldier he says oh my lord, what's going to cause my voice to reach the people? He said everything while al Bella

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called the people and it's upon me to bring them forth.

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So hannula so he calls out and he says, Yeah, you had nice quotevalet called hedge. Elevator the attic said oh people hedge has been written for you to this bless at home and Allah subhanaw taala caused everything from the heavens and the earth to hear the voice of him it is love

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and so panela till today we answer that call of hedge may loss penalty allow us to answer that call in our lifetimes, those that have been once again and those that have not been a loss of contact lost answer that call, I mean, so Allah has decreed that the people respond from all over on the backs of all animals the bake Allahumma bake here I am Allah here I am. Here I am Allah Nasha leacock I'm not going to attribute partners love bake, I attribute no partners to you are one love bake I here I am Allah and Subhana Allah

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you know, you think about this, this this incident with Ibrahim Ali Salaam in his manga building the cabinet. And the way that Ibrahim or Islam called his voice was caused by a loss of contact to reach everybody until today we're responding to the call of Abraham. When we respond to the call of hatch, he think about his people could not hear him, his own people in Iraq that knew him this noble young man could not hear him even though they saw him and they experienced his intelligent arguments and they saw his noble character and everything and they could not hear them because of their wickedness. And here we are 1000s of years later and we can hear Ibrahim it his Salaam even though

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we've never seen him or heard his voice, because Allah causes our hearts to hear him if we are righteous. May Allah subhanaw taala make us worthy of being amongst those that respond to that call a llama. I mean, the last time that we see Brahim visiting is married at his Salaam. His idea from the Prophet slicin. And where he mentioned

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at this point hajat has passed away that's implied. Ismail has gotten married. He's moved on. He's commanding his people with Salah he stuck to his his small location, right relatively small location. And Ibrahim alayhis salaam comes to visit. His married it his salaams house. He's an elderly man and the wife of his Marielle answers the door.

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Brahim comes in. He says, where's your husband? She doesn't know who he is. She just thinks he's an old man traveler. And she says that he's not home right now. Brahim does not identify himself as the father in law. He just asked her about their situation. And all she does is talk about how horrible their situation is. And Ibrahim alayhis salam is grateful to Allah in all circumstances. And that's the family of Ibrahim ru Salaam. They're grateful to Allah in all circumstances. And so as he hears that, he says, This is not this is not, you know, suitable This is not befitting that the wife of is married. I used to be this way. So he tells the wife of this night he says when your husband comes

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home, give my Saddam's him and tell him that he should replace replace the door of his gate.

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doesn't you know just makes it seem like it's it's just the door of his gate.

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Brahim is on leaves, smile comes home and Islam. We asked his wife What happened? She said that this old man came by. And he asked about our situation. And he said, What did you tell him? She said, I told him how horrible how difficult Our lives are the poverty we're living in and so on so forth. And then it's mine says Well, did he say anything to you? She said, Yeah, he said that you should consider changing the door of your gate. He said that's a sign and he divorced her. Now by the way. This does not allow for in law interference. This is not you are not Ibrahim it is set up. Nor is your son is now at a salon. This is a very specific situation. Just like the dream is specific to

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him. It is not but there's a lesson of gratitude. A family of gratitude that's implied here.

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Years later, Brahim Isilon comes back to check on his son, smiling it Sam has married a woman from Jude home. She answers the door. she greets him with such hospitality. He enters in. He says Where's your husband? She says he's out. And she serves him and he says How is your situation and all she does is praise Allah and talk about how blessed they are. hamdulillah everything is wonderful. Well, he might Islam is pleased. He says to her, when your husband comes home, give him my salon and tell him that the door on his gate looks good. He should keep the door on his gate. So he leaves. It's not you got a slam comes home. And he says to his wife, you know, she says that this beautiful old

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man came and visited today. And I served something I showed him hospitality.

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And he asked about our situation. So it's my he's asking about the day. She said he asked about our situation and I said hamdulillah everything is one

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We're blessed we're pleased and it's married it slam said that it gives you any any tips any advice? She said yeah he said that when your husband comes home give give my Salaam to him and tell him he should keep the door on his gate so that hamdulillah you stay the door of the gate was referring to the spouse below him I saw someone that was that was suitable for that family of gratitude and profited finally dear brothers and sisters we come to Ibrahim Ali Salaam and sada settled over a decade later now back in Philistine

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and you know, it seems like this is how it's gonna go for the rest of his life. He's an old man. Allah subhana wa tada has a plan for his son is married at his Salaam and you know when that plan comes right he built the Kava he did what's on him he's not surrounded by people. It's okay. You know, he's he's satisfied with that with that situation.

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And then one day, Allah subhanaw taala says attack ahaadeeth leafy Ibrahim and makan I mean, have you heard the story of the noble guests of Ibrahim it is Salah. This time the visitors are to haymes place Brahim it is Salaam is with his wife sada they're an elderly couple and Philistine and this group of three men walk by and Ibrahim Islam sees them and he says come on in further Hello Allah He for Cairo Salama Kira, Salam uncommon Quran they say to him Salaam he responds Salaam what a noble group of people he speaks to them with good manners, good character, he shows them great hospitality for La Ilaha be original in Semyon he goes to Sala he says let's cook them something good right

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let's not give them just you know some dates or something here no let's let's cook them a nice full meal because hospitality is extremely important to him. Is that right? This is part of his cut on his generosity is good character. So they cook this

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full meal. And Ibrahim alayhis salam brings it to them to follow to have a seat. They're sitting down for Colaba who lay him they're not eating the food.

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So brought him on Islam moves the food close to them.

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And they're just looking at him.

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Call it cologne. He said Aren't you going to eat some narrations they say that at this point? The three men said Lana crochet and Ella be feminine we don't eat except that we pay for it. So Ibrahim it Sam said fine. kulu What I do tonight go ahead and eat and you can pay me later. They said what is the theremin? What is the price? He said that you start in the name of Allah and you end with praising Allah, you start with best mana you end with

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Bismillah Alhamdulillah. That's the price of this. He doesn't want anything right? So that doesn't change anything. Why? Because the three men that are sitting in front of him are gibreel at his Salah, Mika ilardi Islam and Islam and Islam. They're angels. They can't eat. The angels don't eat or drink and they're looking for an excuse to get themselves out of the situation with Ebola. He might Isa. So he puts this forth and then he says Allah Kowloon and then there is a very awkward silence because they're not eating. And so at that point, oh, just I'm in home. halifa Brahim, or Islam starts to get worried what are these people up to? Right? Are they going to rob the house? Is

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there something else here?

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kaudulla to have they said Do not worry, what bus shuttle will be hold on and Eileen? And they give him the glad tidings of a knowledgeable young man and his How are they his Salaam and this is now over 10 years up to 13 years after its my aid has been born Ebola he has already settled he you know he him and sada have already, you know, accepted their situation here. And they give him the bushrod the glad tidings of the sun for about a tomato fee somewhat in for Sukkot what his wife comes sada comes and slit cuts wedges. She's She's literally shouting when she's hitting her face. And she's in complete disbelief. I'm an old woman. He's an old man. What are you talking about? I just interrupt

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him how verbally say, there's no way he's old. I'm old, I'm barren. I've never been able to have children even as a young woman. What's happening here? What's going on here? And the response is one word from God and it is Salaam which was the same response as equity Adi Islam when he said I'm old, how am I going to have children? And the same response to Mario Monti, his Salaam when she says I've never been touched by a man, how am I going to have a child? The answer is chaotic. Allah said so

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because Allah said so. So just like that Allah said so. And

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they say that a bookie in who will hakimullah Li jabril Islam says your Lord is most wise, most knowledgeable. So he starts with the hikma before they're in here, but there is a wisdom to this delay that took place here. There is a wisdom to this delay that took place here, but this is the situation so

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Have them office sit in my office Iran they say, notice Ibrahim or Islam did not object. Ibrahim or Islam did not shout. Ibrahim alayhis salam did not do anything extraordinary. Why? Because Ibrahim al Islam was used to these types of things happening in his life. He's been through being thrown into a fire, almost slaughtering his son leave. I mean, he's been through so much it his Salatu was Salam at this point. Nothing really shakes him. He's so submissive to Allah subhana wa Tada. So he praises Allah subhana wa tada obvious. I mean, this is what you wanted your whole life, right? But Ibrahim Ali Salaam says, Mahatma you had more saloon. But what were you really up to Oh, messengers

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of Allah. Where were you really headed to? And that's when they say in that would have seen that Isla Coleman would you mean, we've been sent to a nation of criminals we've been sent to the nation of law, tidy his salon, his nephew, to destroy them. That's how the law, look at Ibrahim alayhis salam, he starts to argue with them to hold them back from destroying the nation of Lutheranism. I mean, he just got the glad tidings of a son of his own. And so how I look at this in the same meeting of giving the bushel of the glad tidings of a child. They're also giving the news that a whole nation is about to be destroyed. So this one child is going to be born and nations will be

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born from this child Benny Islam, he will come from this child. And at the same time a nation is about to be destroyed. And the same gathering that news is being delivered. It blocked him early his Salaam argues with them, tries to delay them says give them another chance. He does everything that he possibly can. And this is the care and the love that Ibrahim alayhis salam has for the people. The desire for dowa the desire to see the Dow would take root. Allah Subhana Allah blesses him with his hop. And then I mean what it is how you cope, he lives to see who it is Salaam, Brahim or Islam lived, according to some of the scholars, about 200 years. He had multiple children and

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grandchildren. It's panela there was a time when it was just going to be his married audience that I'm right now he has his heart Yaqoob and he's surrounded by other children and grandchildren. And Allah subhanho wa Taala takes his life at his Salatu was Salam in Palestine and Helene. May Allah subhana wa tada send his peace and blessings upon him and allow us to be amongst those who follow Him and those who who are dedicated and loyal followers of his grandson great grandson descendant Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam sha Allah tala dear brothers and sisters. I hope that you will be attentive in the first 10 days of that hedger. As we go through the droughts the supplications of

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blah Hammadi Salaam. I pray that this was beneficial, and giving you an overview of his life and legacy and the lessons and virtues we take from Him. May Allah subhanho wa Taala gather us with the prophets with the sleight of hand with a Cydia clean with the Shahada. May Allah subhana wa tada forgive us for our shortcomings May Allah grant us sincerity and steadfastness May Allah subhana wa tada allow us an opportunity to make hedge to that to that that bless that house and to follow in the monastic and the rituals of La hemara Islam Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and to be granted a hedge my broad and accepted hedge even for those who simply intended it, and were not able

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to make it this year. I mean, Zack malachite on cinema de la he got a couch