The Opening of Jerusalem under Omar Ibn Al Khattab (ra)
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Be Marine. So inshallah Tada before we get started, I know I'm competing with the game one of the finals. So if I see you looking at your phone too much I know what you're doing, sisters included.
But with that being said, this is a topic that I think is the topic of the day. And I debated honestly whether to dedicate a whole session towards this for now, or to merge it within the overall conquests under Hominem and hip hop or the Allahu Taala angle and honestly, it deserves its own topic, it deserves its own lecture. So midnight, tonight we will focus on Jerusalem but we will talk briefly about the context before we get to Jerusalem under Amir Muhammad Ali Allahu Anhu. Just a few things within that Kitana this Thursday night only online in sha Allah Tiana on Europeans YouTube channel we'll have a lecture on the virtues of the hedgehog and how to make the most of the first 10
days of the hedgehog charlatan. So that's going to be Thursday at seven o'clock but the night Tana And also this weekend inshallah Tada. We will be starting our little Hedgehog series, which is actually building on the Ramadan series of meeting Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa salam, and it focuses on his Hajj sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and the episodes are a little bit longer so we're going to test your attention span there they averaged 12 to 15 minutes unlike Ramadan, where the meeting Muhammad's life and I'm episodes were averaging seven to nine minutes so we'll test your attention span Shala but basically that series will go through the prophets lie sums love from
Mecca, his love from Medina and then eventually the prophets lie some his own rise before the Hijra his Hajj before the hijra, and the ultimate Hajj littered with their of the prophets lie Selim in a very up close and personal look at the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam during his head so that's going to start this weekend in sha Allah Tirana as we begin with Nikita Anna the first 10 days of the hedger, so please tune into that play this Munna. So with all model, the longtime animal as we speak about Jerusalem, I want to first and foremost talk about the political situation that was in el coche at the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and some of the ways in which
the Prophet signs from was speaking about and codes may Allah subhanaw taala liberated Allah Hoonah Amin and his time. Now we spoke a little bit about this, when we actually spoke about a while back called the law of town hall. And the bet that he made over the surah that came down where Allah subhanaw taala promised the victory of the Romans over the Persians body butter room fee and an agua hung member and evaluate him say your honeymoon, February, Sydney. Allah mentions that the Romans will defeat the Persians between three and nine years and that was looked at as an impossible feat, but Allah subhana wa Tada prophesized it on the tongue of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,
and it happened as it happens. Also, we spoke about this a little bit with a lot of either Jawaharlal the a lot of time and who, of course, will also come up in this lecture. But the biggest city, for those of you that are from Syria, in particular, and of course, all of a sham includes Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine, the biggest city in Syria, what is modern day Syria at the time was What does anyone know? It wasn't Damascus.
Damascus was second, we got some Halaby partisanship here, it was actually hemps. So all those jokes about hymns, you know, you have to take them back. Hymns. Of course a brilliant city may last Pantai liberate the people of Syria. hems was the biggest city and a sham. And second to hymns was domestic was Damascus. Now the Persians overtook Damascus in the year 613. This is when the Prophet sly some essentially began his public Dallas, so the Persian and Roman Empire, empires, their battle is heating up. And in the year 614. That is when the Persians took a look, that's when they took Jerusalem from the Romans, ie the Christians and when the Persians took the city of Jerusalem, they
have absolutely no regard for the city, meaning what they are not a people who see any value in inputs. They were Zoroastrians they were my juice. They didn't believe that there was anything holy about the Holy Land, they didn't have a place to connect themselves to. But what they didn't know was that this was the center of religious and cultural life for the Byzantines for the Christians at the time. And so they wanted to truly make an example out of that city and out of the people, and they carried out one of the largest massacres of that entire century. They killed 90,000 people now think about without, you know, weapons of mass destruction.
that we have today what does it take to kill 90,000 people? In one occurrence, they killed 90,000 People 90,000 Christians in Alcatraz in Jerusalem. They desecrated all of the Christian holy sites. And they even stole from the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. What is known as the True Cross, the True Cross is what Christians hold that resides another Jesus peace be upon him, was crucified on. So imagine the destruction. Imagine the message that was sent. Imagine what this does to the Christians have the time and does to the Byzantine Empire, when the Persians sack your most prominent city, and they desecrate your entire holy life. They even steal the cross that you believe that our eastern
Islam was crucified on, and they leave behind 90,000 corpses. I mean, how many people even existed in the world at that time for 90,000 people to be murdered in that sense? That was a test for the Roman Empire to where if you're looking at that situation, you're thinking there is no way they're going to come out of this. They are mentally, emotionally physically broken down as an empire and as a people, and, and kislak, who we know is a very arrogant ruler in Persia. He rubs it in. He doesn't care about religion. He sends a letter to her oculus at the time, who is the leader of the Byzantines and he basically says, I'm clearly God, and whoever you worship couldn't defend
Jerusalem, the arrogance. Right, so he actually claims I must be God because of what I was able to do to Jerusalem. And Allah, the Sunnah of Allah tyrants. Every tyrant eventually looks around and thinks I must be him. And then Allah subhanaw taala humbles the May Allah make an example out of the current occupiers and tyrants Allahumma Amin. So he says, I must be God. And your God clearly could not defend Jerusalem. So this was a crippling moment. And that's when Allah reveals Turo.
Subhan Allah if you're a Muslim, are we sure about this? Yes, we are sure because it's Quran. Allah reveal Surah Rome at that time. Now,
the Christians and the Persians were obviously at war, the Jewish population, the Jews of Jerusalem, allied themselves with who in this battle, they have to pick a side, right? You're a smaller population, you have to pick a side who did they Which side did they pick, they actually pick the Persian side, because of the animosity between the Christians and the Jews, and this will be important to understand when we come to the conquest of Jerusalem Under Armour or the Allahu taala. And her so the Jews at that time allied with the Zoroastrians against the Christians in return for a promise that they would be able to establish their own religious life in Jerusalem because they were
persecuted by Christians. Right? It's this persecution going all around so the Christians were persecuting them. So they choose they chose the Zoroastrians, because the Zoroastrians would give them at least some sort of guarantee that they would be able to establish some sort of religious life. This entire time the Muslims are praying towards where the praying towards Jerusalem, the Qibla of the Muslims this entire time is eliquids. While this massacre takes place, the Muslims are praying in that direction. While all of the holy life in Jerusalem has been completely reduced to pieces, the Muslims are praying towards Jerusalem. And so it's important to understand them, when a
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the Persians so there was nothing of churches, nothing of any worship or anything that was taking place in the area of Al Aqsa at the time that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was taken to Jerusalem and he led the prophets in prayer. And that night, it was a neglected area because the Persians had no need for it. They had no desire for it. They already made their example out of the Christians at that point they neglected it and let it be. And the prophets like Selim when he comes back to Mecca, the prophets of Allah Allah and he was Saddam as he was questioned about slotland Mirage. He said, Look, Audra Ito and Ethan hedger were courageous Alania and Miss Raya that I'm
seeing myself you saw me in the hedger in front of the camera when police was antagonizing me and asking me about my my journey, and they're asking me and a Shia min btw luctus they're asking me about things in beta muchness, and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that it was shown to me Allah subhanho wa Taala Rafa, hula, holy unburrow la he that Allah raised and puts in front of me, and I was looking at it. So imagine the prophets lie Selim was standing in front of the carrabba and anything they asked the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam NYAS and oneone shaitan Allah and back to him be here.
prophets lie Selim says that everything they were asking me about I'm looking at the picture of Jerusalem and telling them about it, which was a proof from Allah subhanho wa Taala to the messenger Salah ly some that he was able to describe Jerusalem perfectly, to where when Qureshi sent people to question about what the prophets lie some was questioned about everything the prophets lie some described about Jerusalem was perfect the roads to Jerusalem, the structures that existed and should have existed in Jerusalem, everything the prophets, I seldom was able to explain it as a miracle from Allah subhanho wa taala. Now, of course, in the year 620, for the same year as better, her
Oculus fights back and the Romans defeat the Persians as Allah subhanaw taala promised and as we said, Allah subhanho wa Taala when he said that this is what the law, this is the Promise of Allah subhanaw taala Yeah, for a home meaning of enough thriller that that is the day that the believers will be pleased with the victory from Allah, it had a double meaning. It meant that the Christians who were closer to the Muslims would defeat the Persians and the Muslims would defeat Quraysh who are allied with the Persians. Okay, so it was in the year 624. What did Hercules do? The leader of the Romans, he destroyed the birthplace of zero Astor, which was the the key temple of the Medusa of
the Persian Empire at the time, he destroyed that temple as retaliation for what they did to the Church of the Holy supplicate. And whatever remains of Christian life. And on top of that, the Christians did not have any idea of the sanctity of any of the area of Jerusalem outside of the churches that they had built. So what did the Christians do to the area where the Dome of the Rock exists now that Jewish people call temple mount that Muslims of course refer to as Baba to Sephora, and the area of the Dome of the Rock, you know, you know what the Romans did to it, they turned it into the filthiest dumpster
So the Christians had no need for the area of aqua, or the area of the dome, where the Dome of the Rock currently is. They turned it into the dumpster of Jerusalem. And her Oculus instructed that when you throw your rotten corpses, throw them in that area, and there are other nastier details about what they would cast there that I don't care to mention, because they're children here. But let me just say that they cast everything nasty that they could think of in that area because they wanted to humiliate the Jews who allied with the Persians. So they went back to persecuting the Jews, and, of course, humiliating that area. Because to them, the Christians this also had no
meaning. Church of the Holy Sepulchre has meaning to us, this whole area over here we don't care about so it's a dumpster to us, and that is the way that they treated it. Now the prophets lie Selim is in Medina. And when the prophets lie Selim would next see Jerusalem, as far as we know, is a very interesting place. Can anyone tell me a narration where the prophets lie some would see clicks in Medina, in particular, anyone know?
What is it?
When did the prophets lie some see a vision of Jerusalem again in Medina
when he was in the ditch,
the the the when the ZAP had gathered against the Muslims in Medina, and they built the funds back when they built the trench and the prophets like Selim was hitting the stone. And Allah subhana wa Tada showed the prophets lie some of the palaces of the world and in one narration, particularly, the prophets lie, some saw inputs. So he saw Yemen, he saw Abyssinia, he saw Persia he saw the mesh, he saw missile, he saw all of these palaces around the world. And then when athletes born the hypocrites made fun of the prophets lie, some of them said, Look, these people can't even they can't even use the bathroom. This was the word that the hypocrites said amongst themselves they said was
Allah say salam and his followers can't even use the bathroom without fearing for their lives and he's promising them what he's promising them Jerusalem and Yemen and Abyssinia and he's making all these lofty promises to them. Allah was the one making the promises. Right, Tim That's Kadima to Rebecca said fun while Adnan lamb Obed nombre de radicati Marathi right Allah oz word will come true ya rasool Allah your followers that are with you will all go to these places and indeed those that narrated the Hadith This is one of the things that have been handed over him Allah mentions it's very special. All of those that narrated the Hadith about the Prophet slice I'm seeing those places
where amongst the Sahaba that went to one of those places. So salaam wa the Allahu Anhu. Of course, most famously, of course would be the con
Kurt of the same place that he left seeking Allah's guidance so the prophets lie some saw Jerusalem from the ditch of Medina when they were about to be massacred. He saw its palaces as well. The next incident that we see in the build up to Amato, the Allahu taala. And homecoming is one Hurrah. Oculus sees a dream about the Prophet slice alum. And her Oculus had just, you know, if you look in the in the biography of her Oculus, his most famous accomplishment is that he brought back the cross. He rescued the cross. And that was in the year 628. He brought back the True Cross. So he was hailed by Christians as the savior of the True Cross. This is a pretty big deal, right? No sooner
did he return to Jerusalem, except that Abu Sufyan was in front of him.
Because for the Vita happened right after that.
And her Oculus is like Who are you people? And is there a prophet that came amongst you? Tell me about this prophet and the famous incident of miraculous Quizzing. Abu Sufyan about the Prophet sallallahu wasallam, takes place literally right after he brought the True Cross back to Jerusalem. And that was a sign that this message that has spread in Makkah, is on its way to Jerusalem as well. And her Oculus knew it. He knew that in his lifetime, he was going to have to confront this message Subhan Allah. So the True Cross was rescued literally the same year as for the BIA where Abu Sufyan is in front of her Oculus, and he sees the dream about the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and
he questions about Sofia, and about the spread of Islam, and particularly about the ethics of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam, where Abu Sufyan was forced to tell the truth about the ethics of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa salam. So this is sort of the build up to the historical part of this before the prophets lie son's death when it comes to Jerusalem when it comes to Palestine. And of course, a sham as a whole. By the way, just as a side note, if you read about the history of miraculous, you'll actually see that he was someone who was considered to be at odds with the church at the time, because he held on to certain theological views that made him sort of an outcast. So he
had a tension with the church. And that was when when you look into the history of that dispute, it's very interesting, because the Christians were still trying to figure out now that the church had decided that Jesus and God were one. They had to work out all of these issues, verses in the Bible that suggest separate entities. Okay, so if Jesus and God are one, then what do we do about the verses in the Bible where Jesus clearly refers to the Father as other than himself? And this was a particular school of thoughts, that was outlawed. It's considered the last of the issues that the Roman church shut down, right, which was the issue of whether or not Jesus had his own human will or
if there were two wills the will of God and then we'll have Jesus Okay, the will of human Jesus and the will of the Divine or is there just one will so Heraclitus was actually at odds with the church as well, at this time. Now, obviously, finally, the prophets like Selim giving the Sahaba all of these narrations about going to Alexa and their other might say, this is very interesting, because the profit slice that I'm sent to them early Hallo, Edith ratha to massage it.
You take journeys to three mustards, you should undertake a journey only to three messages. Makkah Masjid Al haram, the message of the Prophet SAW Salem, and the masjid Aqsa, so the Prophet slice and I'm pushing them and prompting them to go and pray in Al Aqsa, and of course, the narration, which has some dispute has changed where the prophets lie, some said and the narration may have been sad. If you can't go there, then at least send some oil to light up its lamps but keep yourself connected to Al Aqsa and make your way to Al Aqsa. Now comes the time of honorable Tabata the Allahu Taala animal. And since we're talking about Amirul, the Allahu Anhu. I want you to appreciate for a moment
how much of a snom spread in the time of Rama remember the dream we talked about last last week? The water spreading throughout the world. So I'm going to name some countries for the modern day countries, Iraq, Iran, Syria, Jordan, Palestine, Lebanon, Egypt, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Bukhara, and even part of Pakistan. All of that came under Islam in the feed off of Amarante Allahu taala.
How many of you are covered in those countries?
that I just mentioned, your ancestors? All of that in the time of Ramadan? The Allahu Taala Allah Subhana Allah, what a man what a what a blessing what a prophecy of the dream of the Prophet slice and um, that the water would spread and the time of all model the Allahu Anhu throughout the earth, the Muslims defeat the Persians first, the most arrogant, brutal empire in the world.
Muslims were able to defeat them in one year. One year. The Persians did not even take the Muslim seriously they thought it was a joke. When you have no amateur the bedwin came standing in front of Rostow, this pompous rulers. They thought it was a joke like you Bedouins from the desert think that we should take you seriously tried to kill the profit slice and then tried to make an example out of the Muslims. The entire Persian Empire collapsed at the hands of the Muslims under Amato, the Allahu Taala anvil in one year.
So this is after that the Battle of qadisiya, multiple territories, then the Byzantines, the Roman Empire. Okay. And particularly the most consequential battle with the Roman Empire that changed things was the Battle of government. So if you read about the Battle of yarmulke, once the Muslims won the battle of Yarmouk, then it was a sign that the rest of the Empire was going to fall to the Muslims as well, that this battle was also going to end with the Muslims in charge of all of the contested territories between them and the Romans. So the Muslims have defeated the Persians under all model, the Allahu Anhu. They are cutting in the heart of the Byzantines now where they've cut up
the territories of the Roman Empire of the Byzantines at this point. And Jerusalem in particular acquits is now under siege from all directions. It's under siege from all directions, the Muslims have taken Damascus, they have taken muscle, they have taken Egypt, they have taken the land of Jordan. And they are now surrounding Jerusalem, from all ends, but they don't want to spill blood in
the Muslims. We're not looking for the spilling of blood in Jerusalem. And so as they are surrounding it from all of these different directions, when the Muslims enter into the modern area of rehab, Jericho, the patriarch of Jerusalem, who is a very important figure, his name is Sophronius Sophronius. Sophronius is considered a saint in the Catholic Church. He's the Patriarch of Jerusalem, who's mentioned all the famous narrations with Amirul, the Allahu anhu, knowing what the Persians did to Jerusalem, what do you think he did? Smart man, he took the cross because that's their most sacred relic and he sent it secretly to Constantinople, Istanbul. Now, this is before
Muhammad Fatah. So he wanted to save the cross in case they come in and do to us what the persons did to us. Because we've heard about their other than we've heard about their justice, we've heard about the ways that they have dealt with these different places, but just in case, let's protect our relics. And they have fortified Jerusalem so well, after what happened with the Persians because they were so worried about what would happen to them, should this type of situation arise? So So Fronius is stalling the conquest of Jerusalem and in the meantime, trying to evacuate the relics of Christianity out of fear that maybe the Muslims will be treacherous and due to us with the Persians,
the US as well.
And in the meantime,
the communication starts, how long were the Muslims camped outside of Jerusalem, it's panela. They were a patient army. They didn't go in and just massacre people or kill anyone, for months. For whole months, the Muslims were camped around and puts. And then negotiations took place with the Patriarch of Jerusalem in particular, who's who is known as a noble man. And someone that wanted to secure more than anything else. His religious heritage, didn't care as much for the political dominance of the Byzantines, as much as he cared for the church, the cross, the ability for Christians to be able to practice their faith. That's what he was concerned about. They didn't like
the, you know, the politics of the Byzantines anyway. So the communication begins between Sophronius and the Muslims. And Sophronius feels throughout this conversation that the Muslims really don't want to kill anybody. They're not trying to spill blood in a place that's holy to them. They're trying to make this a bloodless transfer as well. And this communication is the fascinating communication. The Muslims send this message that we're willing to let you practice your faith. We're willing to let you have your churches, we won't touch on any of your relics, you'll pay the Jizya you'll have our protection, the jizya is lower than Desica SubhanAllah. Think about that the
justice of Islam as it's being communicated to him as well. The tax that you will pay that exempts you from serving in the Muslim army and defending a religion and an empire now that you don't necessarily believe in or hold to be sacred. The tax that you will pay for that protection is less than what the Muslims pay and zakat sounds like a great deal right. So so Fronius is communicating with Aveda and the genre something very interesting here that happens. There is a companion whose name is shutter heavy shutter heavy has
center on the Allahu Taala anko, who, by the way, is one of the first he's one of the earliest Muslim shebeen? Well, the Allahu taala. And, and his sera up until like, after the death of the prophets, like some is basically silent. He was a brilliant warrior, a brilliant commander. He says, Listen,
you know, you know, we're getting a little tired of some of these demands. And then the last demand in particular was, we want the Khalifa. So funny. I said, I want the Khalifa of the Muslims to come and assume the case of Jerusalem. Send me I'm gonna have barbital the Allahu Anhu. This man who we have heard so much about this man who he mentioned, this is very interesting. He said, The one who has spoken about in our Scripture should come and assume what is rightfully attributed to him. And what that means is that cabinet bar, well, the Allahu Tada and who became a Muslim, he was a Jewish rabbi that would become Muslim later. He said that in the scriptures, it was said that the follower
of the prophets have come with Take the keys of Jerusalem with patch garments and high ethics, past garments and high ethics.
So Fronius interpreted that to be your own little the Allahu taala. And rightfully so he said, Send the one about whom we hear about his justice. And we'll give him the keys. Sure, have you said, you know, what, why don't we son kind of depend on what either the alarm
and tell them it's armor.
He's big. I mean, he's, he's physically the size of someone that can be, you know, you can maybe interpret him to be homeless. And he can go and he can handle this affair for us. And, you know, he had a similar appearance, apparently to almost all the allotted time. And that didn't work at all, because by that point, they said what kind of little the law I know became famous in a sham. Why the Battle of the battles? I mean, he's this hero and all of these battles Yarmouk included. So no, like, it's this isn't gonna work, right? So, so Fronius didn't fall for it. The Byzantines didn't fall for it. They said, Listen, we want a model the alone time and hope to come some more context to
this, that the scholar is mentioned. So Fronius was aware of a pact that Ahmed has made and was signed by Omar to the Christians of Egypt. The treaty with the people of Egypt was that this is what I'm going to be the house gives to the people of Egypt in terms of an M in terms of security, key guarantees the protection of their lives, the protection of their religion, the protection of their wealth, the protection of their churches, the protection of their crosses, the protection of their land, the protection of their sea, and the one who signs this treaty is protected by Allah, protected by the Messenger of Allah protected by Ameerul Momineen, the commander of the believers,
almost all the law, and the believers as a whole and the minion as a whole Subhanallah Egypt under the Muslims became a place in which Christianity thrived.
Books about Christianity were written scholars of Christianity developed in Egypt under Muslim rule. So Fronius wants this type of a pact. He wants this type of a guarantee for Jerusalem, from Allah, Allah, the Allahu Tada and Hassan Aveda. He tries his last hand, he meets with Sophronius, the patriarch, and he meets with the elders of a sham and he tries to assure them he says, Listen, at this point, now he's the Emir of Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, all of these different places. Did we destroy any churches? Than we take any crosses? Did we betray our covenants? No. So he's able to assure him with all these things, but Sophronius insists it's got to be almost all the Law No. So
anyway, what are they the rights the letter to honorable Hatano? The Allahu Taala and hope to come to and cuts inviting him to come to Jerusalem and saying the patriarch insists we will have a bloodless transfer, but you need to come take the key your written in their scripture, they know of your justice, they want your assurance. Here's a question that I have for you how many times that are modeled the allowance on annual leave Medina and his entire Khilafah?
Iraq, Iran, the Persian Empire, right, I'll never
He only left for this occasion for Jerusalem. And then he was on his way. When the plague hit when I'm last hits. And when I'm last hit, when the plague hit, he turned around, what are the Allahu taala? And how because of the famous conversation between him and aboard obey the manager or the Allahu Taala I know. There are other reasons for this, in the political wisdom of our model, the Allahu Taala and role model the Allahu Taala and who said I want to keep the senior Sahaba with me in Medina, Medina needs to leave to remain as the core of my ummah. So as Islam is spreading so rapidly, I need the senior Sahaba around me, and he would only send the Sahaba as generals, the
senior Sahaba as generals to conquer certain lands or to open certain lands.
And or he would appoint them as governors and even then a lot of the law would summon them regularly to check upon them. So a lot of the law on who wanted to maintain the core of the seniority of the Sahaba in Medina around him, he wanted to keep that with him. And that's a central command and that was part of his diplomacy. The other thing that the scholars mentioned Subhanallah, which is that almost all the Allahu Anhu just really loved Medina.
And if you think about Amato, the Allahu Anhu his greatest desire was what was to die in Medina as a Shaheed wasn't that the dua of Almighty Allah and I know that he used to ask Allah subhanaw taala for a shahada to feasability better than better than Abhi that Allah gives me shahada and the city of the prophets lie some people would say, Oh my God, Allah, come on, have some of the Allah Han Come on dad, right? How are you going to die? So heathen Medina, the wars are taking place all over the place. Nothing's happening in Medina and he knew that Allah subhanaw taala would fulfill his intention. If he was sincere enough. So Omar did not want to leave Medina because he wanted to die
in Medina. He didn't want to go die in Persia or die in a sham, he wanted to die in Medina and that was his wish and Allah subhanho wa Taala would answer his dua. Of course, the last thing is that almost all the Allahu Taala and who is 60 years old now, he's not a young man anymore, to where, you know, it's easy for him to go out in these different places and these different journeys. So that's one of the things that they're really not mentioned as well. So it's the political instability as well as the personal connection that he has to Medina. And he wants to keep it so what does he do? He consults for Islam and ally, may Allah be pleased with them, a sign of the Divine transfer to
take place with qualified Russia, then he brings forth or is not an ally, and he consults them about what he should do with Monaldi Allah Tada and who said, Yeah, I mean, I'm not many, it's not a good idea. Don't leave Medina because that will leave Medina vulnerable, the enemies will take advantage of it. And a plot will, you know, will ensue on the inside of Medina. And who knows what could happen from there? I'm not all the Allahu Taala and who asked her you know, the Allah I know what he thought and Subhan Allah, Allah Well, the Allahu Taala and he was number one advisor. Contrary to propaganda. His number one adviser was ideal the Allah has had on the person he asked for more
details for more consultation, the person he did Shura, with most was relieved to be thought about the law has had
multiple incidents of this. He worked he studied on the law of town and who should I go to now one and fight against the Persians. And evil the Allahu Anhu said, I don't think it's a good idea. So he actually was going to go to Persia, fight the Persians and I need all the law and was the one who held him back the history calendar, that almost all the law of time established. He established that after asking ideal the law on what do you think when should we start the calendar from
and it was at his opinion that Omar with may Allah be pleased with them in which you have the hijra, the calendar that was established at that time, so he takes him very seriously, multiple things, and added all the Allahu Taala and he said to him, Yamuna, I mean, this is a special opportunity. This is the place that our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had great ambitions for it's worth the risk in sha Allah to Allah we will take care of things here. Go out and receive the keys of Jerusalem especially if there's something scriptural to this right, like go out and receive the keys of Jerusalem.
And guess who added all the Allah has a guest who I'm going to be alone on who appointed and charges Medina itll, the Aloha Aloha. So Ali actually stepped in at the command of Allah as the substitute Khalifa
while he went out to Jerusalem to receive the keys, so I do the Lord's and he was placed in charge of at Medina, by our model, the Lavon phenomenal the Allah and who makes his way out to Jerusalem. Now here comes the most interesting part. Weren't they worried about political instability? So shouldn't he take like a really strong posse, a really big army with him to go out to Jerusalem, a lot of the a lot of time and decides to make this entire journey. The man who would sleep out in the open on his shoes, he makes this entire journey with one camel and one servant and no army with him.
He goes out carrying his sword
and he has a sandals and he has one camel and one servant. And Bismillah let's make our way to Jerusalem. No one else follow me Subhan Allah, he goes out to Jerusalem. And I want you to imagine the description of how he looked or modeled the Allahu Taala and who did not wear a turban. I'm gonna wear the Allah Han who did not wear a helmet so his head was bare and yes, by the way, oh my God, Allah and who was bolt
So I'm going to the law on her left his head exposed, which of course, you know, for a royal occasion at the time, I mean, subhanAllah these
were things that were significant, right? But this was the humility of our model, the Allahu taala. And what came naturally to him, the garment that he wore. Remember, we talked about that incident between him. And so the model the Allahu anhu, about the garment that he had, where he merged them together, the garment that almost all the Allahu Taala and who was wearing was a white garment and it had 17 patches on it. Patches meaning there's the replaces in the garment that ripped, it was a wool garment that ripped and he patched it together in those places. And the description of it Subhanallah the description of it is it was disproportionately on his left side, or on model the
Allahu Anhu did not even care about the color of the patching. You know, usually when you want to patch your garment, you patch it with the same color. Right? It wasn't in fashion, to just be random with your colors on little the law and passed it with whatever colors he could find. So his garment was beat up. He's not wearing a turban or a helmet. He has absolutely nothing to suggest royalty and he goes traveling in the desert alone the most powerful man in the world takes a trip from Medina to Jerusalem by himself with a servant's with no army, fearing no one but Allah subhanho wa Taala and without any of the appearance of a dignitary of the time to go assume the keys of Jerusalem.
Think about that.
It gets better. Almost all the Allahu Taala anvil. He tells the servant he says listen,
you and I are going to take turns. We're going to split this trip 5050
You ride the camel 50% of the time I ride the camel 50% of the time. So for half of this trip or model the Allahu Anhu is going to pull in the desert.
The reins of this camera while the servant sits on top
and they're going to take turns because that was the adult that was the justice of honorable Hurtado the Allahu Taala and Han SubhanAllah. One of the drives that he used to make while the Allahu Taala and he's to say Allah Allah had to fill beam and why did Muslim? Allahu Akbar he said Oh ALLAH purify my job from being made of any of the money of the Muslims meaning that you know you talk about Amana here like the trust here like let it be purified of any cheating in any deception in it.
And they make this journey
as they are making this journey all model the Allah and Hunter Jerusalem, him in the servant
they start to get closer to Philistine
the servants it's his turn to get on the camel and on little the Allahu Taala and how to pull it based on the way that it was divided.
On model the Allah animal says, you're on the Campbell
we're about to enter into Philistine it's the big moment, right? They wake up that morning and I'm going to Delano says your turn.
And he says, Yeah, I mean,
they're not waiting for me yet. I'm told the owner, they're waiting for you. Not waiting for me. Like come on. Like it's okay. I understand. I get it. It's already generous of you enough that you split this 5050 for this entire journey. Or model the Allahu Anhu insists he says get on the camel. I'm gonna pull the rain. It's 5050 We agreed half half. And he said and there is Lehman adult Amana
said honor is to the one who fulfills their trusts. Again a man of Amana and you wonder where amadablam The disease while the Allahu Anhu would get it from its panela his grandfather? So no or is the honor is to the one who fulfills this trust. I don't care if people are waiting on me and they see me pulling a camera who cares? It gets worse. They're walking into Philistine and I'm literally alone who falls in a puddle of mud. Allah decreed it that way.
So this white garment that already had 17 patches on it is now covered in mud. Because I'm literally alone who accidentally stepped into a puddle of mud. Okay, now this is getting embarrassing, right? Just so you don't blame the Sahaba with with the famous incident that we know is coming up you can imagine the scene. By the time I modeled the law and who gets there the people have lined the streets to watch the reception of the key given from the hand of the patriarch Sophronius to or model the Allahu Anhu they have lined the street for miles people are standing in their balconies they are looking on to see who is this great man that never leaves Medina that we've heard about now
because it's not as spread to all of the areas around us. Who is this great man that we're going to see?
So the Sahaba they go out to meet all model the Allahu Taala and he arrives first and foremost in the area of at jabya. Does anyone know where a Java is? today? It's actually the Golan Heights illegally occupied Subhan Allah may Allah liberated also stolen from the Muslims. He arrives in a Javea which is modern date the Golan Heights, and this is right
as he is about to make his entrance into Jerusalem, some of the Sahaba come to meet him, as he's about to come in, about Aveda Java on all the Allahu Taala and her season and he says, Yeah, I mean,
can you change? Can we get you some armor? Can we go buy you something? Can we put a helmet on you? He's starting to argue with him to say, you know, why don't you wear something that's more befitting
of Ameerul Momineen right, the Khalifa of the Muslims that's gonna come and receive the keys of Jerusalem now by the way, does he have a point? Yes, he has a point. There's a good intention and he has a good point. But Subhan Allah Allah has created different people for different times. Or model the Allah Tada and who responds with the most famous answer that we have ever heard. National common as an Allah who will Islam
well enough to Lena is utterly lady Otherland Allah.
We are a people who Allah has honored through Islam.
When we seek it through anything else, Allah will humiliate us.
That statement, you wonder what almost all the Allahu Anhu would say to us today if we presented our condition to him.
If he would seek his advice, the same man that told Sarah little the Allahu Taala and when he assumed the governorship of Iraq, half of Allah salah the first order for you is maintain your prayers because if you lose that, then you lose everything else. What does he tell the Muslims? He says we're a people that Allah honored through Islam, you're worried about their perception, you're worried about the way they're gonna see us.
If we seek honor through them, Allah will humiliate us. Now, by the way, available the Allahu taala. And if you remember, his Sierra was one of the poorest of the Sahaba was the commander of the Muslims, the Amin of this ummah
and had absolutely no personal desire himself.
In fact, almost all the Allahu Anhu used to kiss his hands and model the Allah and who told them what Aveda if you remember he said, let me visit your home you know you're in a sham you're the Emir of Assam this entire area let me come visit your home away the left and he said you want to come cry? You want to come see my house in Christ and come on over and what happened on what all the law and walked into the house of Veda and he started to weep
because he said you know where's your food? Where's your Where are your pots? Where are your pens? Don't you have anything available the law and who lived in a little tent and he had nothing with him? And he said I told you you were gonna cry. And I'm not on the law and he said via Ratna dunya, kulana lado que Aveda dunya changed all of us except for you. Oh Barbado so this is not personal. This is a methodology issue or model the law annual is making a point here to the Sahaba that we're not going to give into their pompous nature we're going to be ourselves
and I'm coming into Jerusalem this way. So after they argued with our model the Allah Tada and and there were other people by the way, he has either been a be Sophia or entrepreneur as others that tried to get on model the allotted time for him to change his appearance. And he said, Nope, I'm going in like this.
Come with me or stay back.
And there comes a model the law on her walking into Jerusalem, still with the servant on his camel
with a white garment, with 17 patches, covered in mud.
And the people are just looking and saying what in the world is this?
Who is this man?
What is this religion? What are these ethics and Subhan Allah, whoever humbles himself for Allah until Allah Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Allah elevates them. Immediately. All of the people started to praise the humility of our model the Allah Tala Anna, like this man is different. This is the most powerful man in the world. And this is the way that he carries himself. And Sophronius the patriarch, he says limited we have to send them in quotes.
To a man like this Jerusalem has handed over. He's happy Subhanallah I mean, this is incredible. Look at this man. Look at his humility. Look at his justice, and Sophronius the patriarchy said to all model the Allahu Anhu and he wasn't just praising him. He said with a leader like you, your people will never be defeated. Subhanallah Salah told the truth said with a leader like you, your people will never be defeated in anything, no matter the Allahu Taala enters in and that was a momentous day of the entrance of our model the Allahu Taala and who the people are watching now, this entire ceremony that is to unfold now before anything is handed over the first thing that is
done. Is that a model the Allahu Taala and hope and so if Rouhani has have to sign some paperwork
and that is the Pact of Ahmad with the Allahu Taala and what was known as a shadow teller or Maria, the Pact of UModel, the allowance and the
between the Muslims and the Christians now, by the way, the way that it's introduced Subhanallah Bismillah R Rahman Rahim ha ha de la he Abdullah, in the name of Allah, the Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful. This is a promise, a covenant that is given from the slave of Allah, honorable katabi, Allah Tada, and who the commander of the Muslims, I mean, even Subhanallah the way he's writing the pact is not one of them of any type of pompous nature. And the pact has been brought together by numerous historical sources. But the gist of that pact is obviously one where there are concessions that are going to be made by the Christians in Jerusalem, in exchange for the protection
of their lives in the protection of their churches in the protection of their crosses, and their security. Right. So you can have bits and pieces of this documents that are construed there's a wonderful paper on it that we have European Alhamdulillah that was written by Dr. Tasneem and peak, which is religious minorities under Muslim rule where she dissects this this document a bit. But at the end of the day, it's a pact between our model the Allahu Taala and, and the Patriarch of Jerusalem at the time. And subhanAllah. This should be mentioned one of the conditions that the Christians put on the Muslims was that a lot of the Allahu Tada and who would not allow the Jews
that they expelled to come back?
Why? Because they perceive that, again, they were at war, the Christians and the Jews were at war with one another, on what are the allowed time allowed them to have free access to visit their place of worship. And he returned according to most of the sources about 70 Jewish families to Jerusalem at the time.
The justice of our model, the Allahu taala, and hope doesn't disappoint. The appearance of a model the Allahu Anhu doesn't disappoint.
The relationship between him and Sophronius is on display for everyone. So if you're in Jerusalem at the time, you're watching, the leader of the Muslims walk now with the Patriarch of Jerusalem, and he's literally giving him a tour of inputs. He's showing him around Jerusalem, he takes him to where the Holy sub plucker
the holiest site in Christianity. Now at ease of who this man called the Allahu Taala and who is Sophronius gives honorable photographer the Allahu taala. And remember, this was the man that tried to get the cross out of Jerusalem because he just wondered maybe just maybe they'll treat us the way the Persians treated us.
So Fronius actually gives him the keys to the church
or model the Allahu Taala and who gives it to the Muslims and our model the Allahu Anhu gives him a promise of its Amana This is one of the most beautiful things Subhanallah that till today, one singular family a Muslim family has held the keys to the holiest site in Christianity. They're actually known as Al no Sabir who's no se but nusseibeh bins carob. Amara, Allah the Allahu anha her son Abdullah, was one of those that entered into Jerusalem with the Muslims. And his family assumed the keys of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre until today, every morning, a man from that family goes and opens that church for the Christians.
You can actually it's there have been documentaries about this the man today his name is Eddie Judah, who literally a Muslim man goes every day and opens the Church of the Holy Sepulchre for the Palestinian Christians to go and to access that church. And by the way, one of the things that historians mentioned is that this solves a lot of inter Christian dispute.
Why because the denominations would fight over who gets to hold the keys to the church Subhanallah the prophets lie son. In fact, one of the first things the prophets like some solved was that only one family is in charge of the keys of the cabinet. No one else gets to take it. There's something symbolic about who holds the keys, right? That was the wisdom of the prophets. I seldom hear the wisdom and the Amana of the Muslim shines that the Muslims would never betray that Amana, of the keys of the Church of the Holy supplicated the holiest site in Christianity, till now as we said, a deep Judah and that family Adam will say beholds that key, then, of course, the famous incident
takes place where where the event of the hook comes in the time of the water comes in the patriarch, and an act of friendship, right? They are now bonding. This is Subhanallah a momentous occasion there's and and you know if you think about even from a political perspective, the more that model the law on who likes him, the easier life is going to be for his community, which is now assuming a secondary status, they're no longer going to be in charge here. So when the time of Salah comes, what does he say? He says, Why don't you pray in our church?
Great symbol right go ahead and pray in our church a Meet me in the leader of the Muslims praying in the holiest state of Christianity.
That almost all the a lot of times we'll respond and say no, because this is a place of comfort and
Are you No, absolutely not and forget you and no Amato the law said listen, hear me out. There are people in the home of the prophets like some that were what had the throne spoken to people divinely inspired Subhanallah their vision is incredible. I modeled the law and said if I pray here, the Muslims are going to turn this place into a masjid one day.
Years later Muslims are going to come and they're gonna say I'm gonna mean prayed here. Therefore this is our place this is a most of this is not a church anymore. So I'm gonna have the alarm on who said let me step out and pray outside so that people can't claim your religious place later on. So my community doesn't steal your church later on.
And on little the law and who knows how much we love him. Because what happened he goes outside. And literally the place that he prayed is now Moses Alma.
A Masjid was built 100 feet away from the Holy Sepulchre called another Omar and every day Subhan Allah, you know, may Allah I know some of you have been able to see it. Allah subhanaw taala all of us to be able to experience it, but it's it's a fascinating sight. I mean, even the images, right, you know, you got the message of making than they're facing the holiest site in Christianity. And guess what, they're all Palestinians. That's probably something that you're not told much in the media today, right. Subhanallah the wisdom of our model, the Allahu Taala and
but then comes the other.
This is something Subhanallah that
I want us to actually think about for a moment, this meeting in Jerusalem was a reunion of Sahaba a lot of these companions hadn't seen each other for a very long time. Think about who is there more either bingeable A Barbado parameter than us. Khalid Dibner What 800 Man had been Earth Shahabi Bilal even Rama Rama Radi Allahu Anhu Ultramarine are gathered in this place that they used to hear about in Mecca and Medina and they used to pray towards because all of them were from a savvy corner and they were all from the first they all prayed towards Jerusalem as early Muslims and now they're gathered in Jerusalem talk about a surreal moment. And subhanAllah this was a reunion of sorts for
them. They have not been together like this
since Medina, and now they're all together in Jerusalem.
And all model the Allahu Tada and when he saw it out, or the Alon before we even talked about the advanced story, or model the Allahu Anhu embraced him for a long time.
And they both cried. Okay, so what's narrated is that they hugged think about the meeting of Ahmed and Bella did out on the lawn who disappeared after the death of the Prophet SAW Selim, he went out and Jihad but he didn't want to be anywhere near Medina. Amata doesn't leave Medina he hasn't seen without for all of these years.
So he hugs but out of the law, I know and they both cry. And Amara de la and he says to Buddha, and I actually want to quote the words because the words are significant now Subhanallah, even to me every time you read this instance, something else pops out to you. He said, Yeah, I better have a young woman, a young fella. This is one of the days of the days of Allah. When Allah says the Quran be a yawn, Allah like there are days in history that don't come back.
When you look throughout history, there are a few days that stand out. Yeah. Dillard, we are in one of the most momentous days in the history of the world how that young woman a Yamuna at the Nanaia Billa Can you make a damn for a sobhita?
That says introduction? Believable the Allahu Anhu says, Look, I have to add an FCM. I took a promise on myself that I will never do again for anyone after the profit slice. I can't do it anymore.
It was a promise that I made that. If it's not what's the last slice I'm saying to me, then yeah, be that I can't do it anymore. I will never do it again. Until I meet the prophets. I seldom I took a promise. I'm not all the Aloha and who pushes him.
Nobody says to get out of the law and amongst the things. He says in the whole free Rasulillah. This would make the Prophet happy.
So he talks to him with the love that he has of the messenger SallAllahu sallam, you're holding back out of your love of the messenger. So I sell them. This would make the profit slice I'm happy. And if he were here, he would have ordered you to do the same. He would have asked you anything. Yeah, beloved, you think of the prophets like some of them who ordered you to make the Adan and maca and then in Medina and none of the other Sahaba had the honor of being ordered to do so first you think that the prophets like Selim would have passed you up if he were here, as the nun Abdullah, bin and please make it down for us.
And so below the allotted time and who goes to make the
FATF Mecca the first person to make a run in Medina and by the way, who had the dream of belittle the law and homemaking of them, or model the law and when Medina he was one of the two that had the dream of the other
I'm being made. So this is a connection between amo and Bilal as well.
And now Jerusalem, the first Muslim that's gonna go up there and say Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, inadequates in Jerusalem.
And when bedarra, the Allahu taala, and who got up to make the other than all of the Sahaba cried, including the novel, The Alana, hearing his voice, in this place for the Sahaba together, and they said, subhanAllah, that our own model, the Allahu anhu, on that day, wept so much that he fell to his knees while beloved was giving the dung and the Sahaba were consoling him.
Why? Because suddenly, this wasn't Jerusalem anymore. This was Medina.
It took them back. They were remembering their time with the prophets like some they had not had this moment. For decades now. Where the Lord is giving a done and Subhan Allah took our model the law on her back on model the lion who fell to his knees when he realized the prophesy some day fell to his knees literally fell to his knees after all of this walking with the patriarch and going through this, when the model the Allahu Anhu media than role model, the Allahu Anhu could not hold himself anymore. And subhanAllah This marks the two most momentous Salas in this place.
The gathering of the prophets.
Imagine a Jamara the gathering were also lost. I sent him as the Imam. And praying behind the prophets I seldom is Ibrahim alayhis salam recited Sudan Musa alayhis salam, Yusuf Ali, Hassan Noah and his sunnah. Are you ready? Is that all there is? Imagine that Jamar Imagine walking into a masala and all of those people are praying behind one Imam and the Imam has also lost a son. That's the salah that took place in that place that happened there. And now you have the second most noble salah the gathering of the Sahaba of the Prophet slice on the morrow model the Allah is the Imam and all of these people are praying behind I'm going to be hottub about the Allah Hutan and this was the
place also that when the prophets lie some on the night of it is not one Mirage to breed it is Salam gave him to drink what milk
and the dream of the Prophet slice on them. When the milk was coming through his fingers was who was catching that milk. It was almost all the Allahu Tada and and here's our model, the Allahu turn and now leading Salah in the same place. The Sahaba were the prophets like Selim led all of the prophets now model the Allahu Taala and
he wanted to know where exactly the prophets lie some led the salam.
So, he asked the loony Allah McCann, Allah, the Salafi Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he's asking Cardinal Bob, who knows the area, a Jewish rabbi that became a Muslim scholar. He's asking him he's saying I want to know where the prophets I send them lead his salah, I want to pray in that exact place that also lost my son, I'm prayed.
Now at that time, that area was what? A dumpster it's panela it's a dumpster and when almost all the law and who sees it that way or Omar and the Muslims begin to clean up the dump themselves. So I'm going to get down with the Muslims with the Sahaba and they are cleaning up that area and caribou the Allahu Taala being first Jewish and then Muslim he points to the area of the rock right? And our model the Allah Azza Anhu says No that's not it.
And one narration he said it's your it's it's your ignorance or the days of ignorance that are taking a hold of you or it is your Jewish heritage. Maybe that's pointing you to that direction but I'm looking for the place that the prophets liason and prayed
take me to the place that the prophesy son prayed and then Subhanallah in that place discovered the exact place where he would pray. And this is now a first the first time the Muslims can pray in Mecca publicly was because a lot of the a lot of time and who was walking in front of the Muslims and one Latin Hamza, while the Allahu Anhu and the other the first time Muslims could pray in Mecca publicly the first Muslim after the prophets lie some to pray in Aqsa is honorable Pablo the Allahu taala.
So think about that first. And this is the area of Mesilla Valley, all of it is considered an oxide including the area of the Dome of the Rock, all of that is considered an assault on model the Allahu taala. And who would pray in that place? Remember the moment where the prophets lie some was praying in front of the cabinet towards and puts towards Jerusalem and Armadyl, the Alon who was trying to figure out who he was. Now he's standing in Jerusalem praying towards Mecca.
First one to do this, because when the prophets lie, some did the night of Lasalle and Mirage, Jerusalem was still the Qibla Amara de la anima stands in Alcott facing towards Mecca, praying in
that direction. What do you think he's going to read in that salah?
It's pretty consequential right?
What does he read?
I mean, one of them should be a give me.
What is it
Surah Al Israa. Obviously,
the first or one of the suitors the first order that should come to mind this ruthless surah. But that's the surah he would read the second record, the surah where Allah talks about bringing His Prophet slice I'm here to this very pleased that our model the love of Thailand was praying right now. In the first lecture. He read pseudoscience.
pseudoscience has dimensions of the Buddha only his Salam and many of the happenings that took place in that area, but particularly there was one idea that almost all the low tide on who read that shook him. Yeah, would in Jana Khalifa 10 Phil Fabcon been a nurse, he will hack one out at a barrel hella, oh, that would we have made you a Khalifa in this earth.
So rule between the people and justice and do not follow your desires or model the Allahu taala. And who shook when he read that verse SubhanAllah. He's reading that in Aqsa.
There is no structure yet, by the way. And he reads so with that, in the second one. I want to pause for a moment. Subhanallah and as we wrap up,
you know, there's the book 100 Most Influential People in history, written by Michael Hart. And the first person, of course, is Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa salam. And that's something that was spoken about quite a bit. The only other Muslim that was mentioned, there is honorable photographer, the law of Tehran, or I'm sorry, the only of the sahaba. That's mentioned, there is our model the law of town and who
he's number 52 on that list, and of course, our lists are with Allah. He's number two in our list after the profit slice of them, and I will bet you it'll be a low tide annual, but he writes about our model the love of data, and he says our homeowners achievements are impressive indeed, because after Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam himself, he was the principal figure in the spread of Islam. Without his rapid conquest, it is doubtful that Islam would be nearly as widespread today, as it actually is. Furthermore, most of the territory conquered his reign has remained as such ever since. And he says, obviously, Mohamed Salah Salem should receive the bulk of the credits for those
developments, but it would be a grave mistake to ignore almost contributions, the conquests he made, were not an automatic sequence of the inspiration provided by Mohammed slain Salam, but also under his brilliant leadership himself. It may surprise some that almost a virtual unknown figure in the West has ranked higher on this list than people like Charlemagne and Julius Caesar. However, the conquests made under allah taking into account both their size and their duration are substantially more important than either of those two.
We owe so much to our model, the Allahu Teyonah, and how long that particular moment as well. Now, what does this mean for us?
I don't know whether to read these verses with a sense of pride or with a sense of shame. I honestly mean that Subhanallah when you read the verses and the stories, and then you go back to what's happening right now, in an axon, is it pride or is it shame is a pride in the moral system and the fact that when all model the law on who enters and once a Latina you will be on all the a lot of time on who enters we don't spill blood and do to others what has been done to us.
We're not a people that defiled a sacred city. That's not who we are. The Justice, the ethics, the contracts, the oats, the way that people spoke about how they flourished and their civilizations under Muslim rule. Obviously, the next time that it would transfer out of the Muslim hands would be the Crusades, by the way, and we know what the Crusaders did not just to Muslims, but to Jews and to other Christians as well. So there's the pride of it, but there is the absolute shame of it as well. And I want to mention Subhanallah In conclusion, you know, I've been on model the Allah Tala and Houma. It said about him that he used to travel from El Medina to goods just to pray to records and
he was afraid of missing out on the reward to the extent that he would not even drink water when he was there. Because of the reward of that place, the narration of the drought. So the man at his salon that our Prophet slice and M says, well, Allah Yatta had the mercy that I had. And now you'll need to illustrate that if he is a hologram in the movie, he can tell me whether to OMO that no one comes to this Masjid seeking the pleasure of Allah subhanaw taala except that they leave this place as pure as the day that their mother gave birth to them. The narration that I already mentioned about the oil and the lamps. There is another week narration Subhan Allah that whoever puts on the
Haram from Jerusalem and makes his way to Hajj or Umrah will be forgiven for all of their sins. And as I said, that's a week narration but Subhanallah
We actually find people like lucky or going to
the teacher buddy mama shop or you know, Hema Allah to Allah, who is authentically narrated to have made multiple cameras from that place wearing his prom from an axon, seeking that reward of being in Jerusalem and then Mecca and then in Medina all at the same time. The prophets nice and I'm saying that the Salah in sight is akin to 500 prayers elsewhere, and the Sahaba and authentic narration from Abu Dhabi allow Toronto today a couple of our national Arendelle Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam a young Afghan mestizo Rasulillah he sallallahu alayhi wa Salam o mas de the wait and muck this we were mentioning in the presence of the prophets I seldom which of the two messages is
better. The messages of the Prophet sign Salem or Masjid Al Aqsa and Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said salata and females do the harder offload woman orbera Salatin fie that a Salah in this Masjid of mine, I've got him an automatic Salawat it's better than four prayers in Mazel Aqsa well near minimal salah but what a beautiful and blessed place that it is to pray, what are you she can lie Hakuna the Rajawali missile shot on a Pharisee he mean an utterly hateful era I mean, who beat him up to see hate on the home in a dunya Jimmy and Oh, call it historical Islam, how you don't mean a dunya or mafia? There will come a day. It's panela, there will come a day the prophets lie. Some
said, There will come a day that the most beloved thing in the world to a believer would be to have a piece of land where they could look out to an axon.
And they would give up everything in the world for that opportunity. The whole dunya would be meaningless to them for the opportunity to have a piece of land where they could look out and they could see and Mazel OXA. And they could go out and they could pray. And masjid la casa Subhanallah what's at stake? And shepherds All right. What's at stake in Silwan? What's at stake in these places that are being decimated every single day? And you think this isn't an issue of al Qaeda? Think this isn't an issue of Do you think this is just another political issue? This is an issue of creed for us. This is an issue of creed. For us. This is an issue of Eman for us. This is an issue of faith
for us where the prophets lie some a saying that they will come somehow it's as if these Hadith speak to exactly what we witness that the most beloved thing in the world to a person would be to have that opportunity. And so dear brothers and sisters, we read about this and we ask Allah subhanaw taala to forgive us for our inability until to make us amongst those that find that is Islam the way that our model the Allahu Taala and who implemented the manifested found in Tyler is that in Islam, we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to grant us the piety of those people as they prayed and that blessed gathering, we ask Allah subhanaw taala to liberate and Mazda the lochsa. We ask
Allah sprinter to liberate and Meza lochsa And what is around it, we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to liberate it once again, and to allow for the Muslims to pray there in peace once again. We ask Allah subhanaw taala to restore there is of the Muslims do there is an Islam to honor us through Islam. We ask Allah subhanaw taala that what we have lost of territory, what we have lost of connection, what we have lost of Deen that Allah subhanaw taala restore it for us we ask Allah subhanaw taala to fill our hearts with faith, to fill our hearts with certainty to fill our hearts with that which is beloved to him. We ask Allah subhana wa Tada to allow us to pray in our lifetimes in a liberated
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