Channel: Omar Suleiman
In light of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Sh. Omar Suleiman delivers a special lecture on the Amwas plague, the first plague to claim the lives of hundreds of Sahaba and thousands of people in the 7th century. He highlights lessons we can learn from that time period and offers some spiritual gems that are relevant to us today.
So today if you didn't get the memo, we're going to be doing a special class and shut wattana. So we're going to break a bit from the first as in the great first and we're going to talk about the first plague. And I want to talk about why
with this whole thing going on with Coronavirus and the way that it's being highlighted and the way that it's spreading around the world. There is somehow this this tendency to think of the worst case scenario especially with everything else that's happening out in the world today. There are also a lot of discussions that become hyper focused on the flip on the jurisprudence of what to do with Coronavirus. So now you start to see some of the Federal Council's issuing fatawa about the extent to which we should or shouldn't gather or congregate. You know a lot Haarlem if there comes a time where you know Sultan Juma we're not supposed to come to Salatu. Juma, at what point do we stop
shaking hands with one another? And it's very hard to change habits. But at what what point do we start actually changing some of our habits that we feel very passionate about as they as they pertain to that as they pertain to acts of worship? There's also the question of ombre and Hajj. Right. You know, Pamela, imagine the people that went out for Hajj, this is something that's practically unknown. At this time. Imagine if we went those people that went out for Ramadan
and returned back, right, they would have never thought especially if you live in the United States. And you know, your it's so easy to make it to Ramadan, or to make it towards Hajj, you would never think in 100 years. So that's my kid.
So had to nominate. Typically those that go to Ramadan, or that go to Hajj never have to think about any type of difficulty, right? It's, you know, you pay the amount of money, you make it out to nominal, you make it out to hedge and you come back, right. And this is probably the first time in recent memory that something like this would happen where you'd have people that paid for, you know, and we always talk about the VIP packages. And you know, you get these five star experiences. And so how to love people that studied the hotels, they would stay in for Ramadan, studied, you know, the exact routes perfectly plan their trips, so that they get back at a certain amount of time at a
certain period of time. And they made their way over to Amara and they were turned away in Medina, can you imagine some people being put back on a plane, in Medina, and on their way back. So this is really unique and unprecedented, at least for our community to experience something like this. So there's a hyper fit dimension to this that I see coming up now about how people want to discuss this, and I want to discuss this from a very spiritual perspective. And I thought the best way to do that is to go back to the most similar thing that we can find that the Sahaba of the Prophet slice and I'm experienced, especially since we're talking about the first right we're talking about the
first this and the first not. So let's talk about the first playq Okay, and what this meant for them. And before we get to that plague, a few notes from the Prophet sallallahu wasallam number one, the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, where he said to Robbie azzawajal, set up I asked Allah for three things. And he said, for our tiny, if nothing, Allah gave me two things, and he prevented me menarini wahida he prevented me from one of those things. And the first thing the Prophet sallallahu wasallam said sell to Robbie, and licona Bhima, Lockerbie Hill Omen, I asked Allah that He would not destroy us hold in an entire fashion, the way that previous nations were
destroyed, whether that is through a disease through some sort of natural disaster. But the point is that this is an act of God right when something happens that's outside of a people, but some sort of disaster comes and wipes out an entire oma as we read about some of those nations that were wiped out before. So I asked Allah that my oma would not be wiped out in similar fashion. Okay, the second thing the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam asked Allah Subhana Allah Allah you'll hear Elena I do mean wadena that he does not allow an external enemy to wipe us out. Meaning as an oma, we're never wiped out we might suffer heavy casualties right? You know, the Hadith of the prophets lie somewhere
he mentioned that we would be like a meal on a table and the people gathering to feast upon us. That's the example of us and the other nations. But at no point will this oma be wiped out entirely by an external enemy. So he said that Allah granted me that and then I asked Allah subhana wa Tada. And
that's that sooner. Oh batstone Lena Han that Allah does not cause the misfortune of this oma to be due to some sort of division on the inside. Meaning a lot does not cause
us to be disunited or that a lot unites our hearts and a lot did not grant the prophets lie Selim that request. The reason is that Allah subhanaw taala will take care of the external circumstances, but in the law you will not be home in hotel you will not be unforeseen and this is one manifestation of a law does not change the condition of a people until they change the condition of themselves. You cannot expect Allah subhanho wa Taala when he has protected us from everything on the outside, giving us everything to succeed on the inside to not at least give us the responsibility to not become divided amongst ourselves and in the process of shuttle, you would fail
and you would lose your you would lose your momentum, you would lose any of your momentum forward as an as a nation. So the first part of this Hadeeth is of course, the important one, that at no point we know that at no point this oma will be wiped out entirely by any sort of disease by any sort of natural disaster that we will suffer suffer earthquakes will suffer diseases, but the oma will survive, at least to some extent, anything that would happen in the world. However, with that knowledge, the Prophet sallallahu wasallam was the person in the study to react if the wind just blew a little bit hard. Or if there was a long period where there was no rain or there was a lot of
rain, right? But the point is, is that the slightest change in weather, the slightest change in circumstance, the Prophet sallallaahu it was sudden would be driven to what? It'd be driven to solo he'd be driven to prayer. He'd be driven to drive, he'd be driven to supplication. And so we learned so many of the drivers of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, for things that other Sahaba thought were minor and insignificant. Now, if something dramatic was about to happen to the woman, the prophet sly son would have been the first to gain that knowledge but the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam you know, was was showing the oma by example how to react, anything happens, right?
a lunar eclipse or a solar eclipse the prophets lie Selim did not say that, you know, things bad things are gonna happen now because of the eclipse. But it's a sign of a lost complete control over this world. And this is something that is actually extremely important. It's a gem that I feel like we usually lose when we talk about herself and Khrushchev when we talk about the eclipse prophets like Selim was not responding to some mythology, right that Oh, no, something bad is gonna happen. In fact, the prophet SAW Selim said, chumps will come on I attornment a Atilla the sun and the moon are two signs of the signs of Allah subhanaw taala. Right now that nothing happens to them because
of the death of anyone, or because of the birth of anyone. So the Prophet slicin was shedding those types of things. But what is the spiritual lesson of the it is to show that even if you are to control everything within your power, you're the healthiest personal life you eat, right? You protect yourself, you wear the things that you need to wear, you have a strong army, you have the best shelter, you're fortified in terms of your immune system for defined in terms of your health, fortified in terms of your army, even if all of that is true, Allah subhanho wa Taala is still in complete control. And you are so vulnerable. Look at the tornado, so had a lot, you know, it's not
even because of the, you know, I think something significant happening tonight. I'm not sure what it is to halaqa. Right. But but in seriousness, I mean, some hellos, tornado that ripped through Tennessee and over 25 people killed last night. You know, like you didn't even really it's not really anywhere. It's buried in the headlines, which is usually the case with international news stories, right? But 25 people, right? I mean, who would think right? But it's these are the things that that we're supposed to learn your complete vulnerability to Allah subhanho wa Taala at all times, right, where you think you have it all figured out. And a lot reminds you, you actually have
nothing figured out. Right? That you are vulnerable to an insect bite, you're vulnerable to some weather change, you're vulnerable to a sudden health, tragedy or crisis, that you don't have the antibiotic for everything. You don't have the vaccination for everything. No matter how advanced you get, you're still vulnerable. No matter how powerful you are, you're still vulnerable. So these things are meant to show us demonstrate our vulnerability. And in the process of becoming more becoming more aware of our own vulnerability, draw us back to a loss of hundreds out of the way the profit slice I was drawn back to allow with any of these things. Now, specifically, when it comes to
this concept of a mass health scare, right, which, when you read in the history of at least the Arabs, you'll you'll see you'll see the word thought own which specifically refers to a plague, right, which would arise out of animals transferring something to humans or insects or something along those lines. However, really what they were talking about are, you know, mass deaths that occur due to some sort of some some sort of contagious disease. And of course, you know, that was the way that they would discuss
But the plagues in particular, um, was
the prophets lie some tells us something very important here. He says the lohani who was alone in an authentic hadith from Arusha, he says in who can either been yeah batho hola Allah Manisha. It was a punishment that Allah would send upon whom ever he wilt. So that tells you that a plague or something similar a famine, drought, some sort of disease that spreads amongst the people and takes them in great numbers could indeed be a punishment. It is a form of punishment. Then he said sallallahu wasallam vagina ala Hola, ha,
Mini, then Allah made it a mercy for the believers. The la semana abdon yescarta una fee for young Kofi been theability he Sameera Yama Allah who learn your sleep or who in the cattle mala hula, he said. So there is not anyone from the servants of Allah who is struck by the plague. And then he stays in his place or stays in her place. Patient sabalan and then the so the prophets I said you have to have suburb and then the prophets I send them says Yala, more or less land use lever who inland cattle Allah, Allah and he knows that nothing strikes him except that Allah has willed it. So there are two conditions that the Prophet slicin put. You are patient as you stay in your place and
you have full knowledge that nothing strikes me except that Allah subhanaw taala has written it for me in Canada who misled editor Shaheed except that that person will have the reward of a murder. That person will have the reward of a Shaheed. Remember, Shahada is not due to the splitting of limbs or the or bleeding in a battlefield. It is the truthfulness of that person as they encounter that their full trust in Allah subhanaw taala the notions of sacrifice, patience, knowledge, that there's something in the hereafter that is worth more than this world, that nothing good or bad happens to them, except that a loss of pounds I decrease it. So it is the it's the nia. Right. And
so the profit slice, and I'm says that if a person is struck with something like this, and they stay in their home, and they're patient, and they recognize that this is the father of a law, meaning they don't spend their last days saying, If only I didn't go there, if you know, it was this person and that person, I knew it was that person in Joomla. I knew it was that person there or someone has to know right away, right? We go straight to the evil eye. Somebody put it on us, right? Somebody put the evil on, you start going tall, you know, at that point, you are just in complete, complete self assurance. Allah wrote this for me therefore, it's not enough for me it's a mercy for me, and
that person knows that they will meet Allah subhanaw taala the way that a Shaheed will meet Allah subhanaw taala he said another headache Medicine Medical the level tada apply uno Shahada turn liquidity Muslim, that alone that a plague is the cause of martyrdom for every Muslim now is it just a plague in the true sense of the word meaning it had to be transmitted, and recognized indeed, as a plague? No, there are multiple Hadith where the prophets lie, some said so for example, had the double rival the alongside Timothy, the prophets lie Some said a Shahada humps, the martyrs are five people, those who die of a plague, those who die of a stomach illness, something within the stomach,
okay. And again, these terms are not specific medical terms, they're broader terms to help you understand, right, or, you know, what would cause death and those types of things, someone that dies of a stomach illness, then the profits license that someone that dies, drowning, or someone that dies being crushed by something. And the martyr and the cause of a loss depends on meaning the one who dies in the tradition as a traditional way, in terms of how martyrdom was understood, one of my teachers actually explained this Hadeeth in an interesting way, and I didn't find a shout out, but it is, you know, he talks about these ahaadeeth in terms of the in terms of the understandings and
he said that if you look at the way the prophets lie, some divided it, he talked about two types of health illness and then he talks about death from the outside as something that would fill you on the inside which is water in terms of drowning or something that would with blunt force, right, something that would hit you on the outside or fall on you from the outside. So it says if the prophets lie, some is describing the full health of a person. And in those four categories the prophets lie some is encompassing many things the prophets lie Some said and another Hadith from Abdullah no jabber or the allowance Allah and
the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said
that being killed in the cause of Allah is martyrdom. dying of the plague is martyrdom.
dying in pregnancy
See is martyrdom. dying of drowning is martyrdom. drying of burning is more I'm sorry, dying of burning in a fire is a form of Shahada, the inflammation of the lungs if someone dies due to some sort of inflammation of the lungs or something, a respiratory illness, that's a form of Shahada as well, so the prophets lie some was even more expensive. And some of these are Hadith. The point is, is that when these things happen out of our out outside of our control, if the believer is struck with something of these sorts, and the believers patient and has that photo echoed in Allah, then it is indeed Allah, Allah from Allah subhanho wa Taala a mercy from Allah subhana wa tada and the
result of that is Shahada. May Allah Subhana Allah grant us Shahada in the in a way that is most pleasing to Him alone. I mean, now the context of Hamas in particular,
on was, which is the plague that I'm going to talk about in sha Allah tala. It's actually narrated at an interesting time from the prophets license. So the prophets I some did not live to see this plague, but he prophesized it so alphanumeric, or the Allahu taala and whom he said I went to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam during was with tub, Luke, Battle of tabuk. And he was sitting in a leather tent it his Salatu was Salam was tabuk a good battle or a bad battle?
Good, bad. What do you all remember from tabuk? Where did it go? Well, did it not go too? Well? What was it?
I just heard a bunch of things. What was
it went well, okay. So tabuk is, uh, you know, you're in the midst of a battle. You're in the midst of, you know, a very difficult victory. But the point is, is that think about the mindset of people as they're in battle. And you're still fighting in the context, right of the prophets lie Selim, which was really survival, right? survival. And the prophets lie, Selim is sitting in his tent. It's really interesting. What he says, the profit slice of them said, count six things. Count six things sit baney, what are these six things between I and the day of judgment? What an interesting time to talk about the Day of Judgment. Now if you're in the midst of battle, you're, you're seeing that
that's the time you're, you know, you're thinking about the hereafter you're thinking about all of these different things. You're thinking about some of these difficulties, count six things between AI and the Day of Judgment. The prophet SAW the lights on them said the first one noting my death, my death. prophets lie. Some said that the the time if you were to describe the lapse of time, or the amount of time between my death and the Day of Judgment, the prophets lie, some said it's like these two fingers, meaning the difference in height between these two fingers, right, so this is how much time has passed of the world's existence. What remains is like this time, okay, the closeness
of the death of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam, to the Day of Judgment. Then he said, some Allahu wa sallam from fat who beighton muck this, and then the conquest of Jerusalem. Okay, the conquest of Jerusalem. Then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam said, No turn, yet who the
corral Silvana the prophets lie Selim said, and then after that, a plague that will afflict you and kill you in great numbers just like a plague that would run through sheep. Okay, so imagine a disease that runs through a flock of sheep, and you see them fall rapidly. And in great numbers, the Prophet sallallahu wasallam said that that would be the third thing then the profit slice I'm setting I mentioned the other three just to finish the study, he said that you would have an increase of wealth to such an extent that even if one is given 100 dinars, he would not be satisfied. So wealth comes upon the the online experiences a great period of wealth. Then he sets a
lie Salaam and affliction a fitna that no household Arab household would escape. And then he sets like some a truce between you and Ben in a swamp, which are the Byzantines, the Romans, who will betray you and attack you under at flags under each flag will be 12,000 soldiers. So the implication is that the Roman Empire would not be the traditional Roman Empire, it would break into nations and different flags. And those nations would gather against you after you had a peace with them, they would gather against you. So anyway, I'm not going to go through the other three. I'll just go through the first three. And you can kind of understand now, why the Sahaba thought the Day of
Judgment wasn't their time. Like if you if you think the Day of Judgment is around the corner in eminence, first of all, every generation of Muslims thought that and the Sahaba themselves really thought that they were going to experience a little glioma why
The profit slice some stuff was in what year?
You're six. I want you guys to get these numbers down. 633 Okay, province it sounds death was in the year 633. Okay.
You witnessed that moment in the message of the prophets lie Selim, where the entire community was built around him. And then you lost himself alone some he passed away on his salado stuff. And he mentioned the closeness of his death to the Day of Judgment. And then, literally in order to beta beta democritus, the opening of Jerusalem was in the year 637. Okay, so just a few years pass, and then you have the opening of Jerusalem. And then you have the plague that the Prophet slicin was talking about Hamas. Corona was, which was the or 639. And the town of Hamas is a town in Philistine it's only about 25 miles historically away from Jerusalem. Okay, only about 25 miles away from
inputs. Okay, so you've seen three of the six signs, pass, just like that in a matter of a few years. So if you if you feel as you're kind of watching everything happening in the world today, and you're like, it must be a little piano coming around the corner. So how long Imagine if you lived in that time, the sentiment that would exist? Had you seen all of that happen at that time? Okay, so let's get to this plague 639 in the town of Hamas, the khilafah is that enough of who who would have been the halifa? At that point, I'm going to call Bob, while the allow time, the Muslims had just entered into Jerusalem, they just settled on puts they of course, were were were expanding in a sham
in greater Syria at the time, and actively, obviously, at war with with elements of the Roman Empire with the Byzantines at the time. And suddenly, this plague breaks out, start own breaks out. And this was not the first plague in that area. In fact, if you read less than 100 years before that, the plague of Justinian the plague of Justinian, which killed about 15% of the world's population, 25 million plus people, okay, murder, not murdered, killed in that plague. That recurred over some time. So it wasn't limited to a short period of time, but it recurred it spread to many parts of the world. And it arose out of that area. So you already had a plague that ripped through particularly
the Byzantines, by the way the Roman empire that suffered the most due to that plague. So that's less than 100 years before that. This one not only was was not nearly as significant as that, except that it took hundreds of Sahaba 1000s of tabbing. Right, so the earliest Muslims, some of the earliest Muslims would die in this plague. And this plague, it would be about 25,000 people that would die in our own house. So I'm going to hop over the law and who was the halifa he heard about it. And by the way, I don't want people to mix this with Andromeda, the drought that happened in Medina, which was separate. So this is a disaster that came immediately after that.
And we know the stories of Omar gonna hop off of the law on himself almost dying in that drought that took place in the same time period in Medina. So this is first thrown on was the last time anyone heard about it and Amato the law and who decided to make his way over to a sham to be with his people all model the law on who was a man who if the people were suffering, he wanted to suffer with them. He said, kay fiorentini tional varriya How could I claim to be a shepherd of my of my flock while I'm asleep? 20 miles leiblum and I'm not touched with what they are touched with. So I have to go struggle with him. I've got to go strive with them. So he intended to go there and to
fight it himself. As he was about to enter some of the Sahaba came to meet him and it was typical that the generals would come out some of the generals would come out to meet the halifa before he enters anyway, right to sort of inform him about the situation as it's taking place aboard Aveda Java or the low tide and who was of course the leader at that time, he came out to our model the Allahu anhu and amado de la asked him about the situation about Aveda said, We are falling like sheep using the same language of the Prophet slicin and people are dying right and left. And this was the first time the Sahaba had ever encountered something of this sort. So it'll be a lot of
unknown started to take Shura from the people started to consult from them about what his next step should be. Some of them told Amato the allowance that you should return to Medina with your core because you should not be struck with what they are struck that you know, it's catastrophic as it is, but if you die from this and if the people that you came with die from this, then that special
Doom for the right that has much greater implications for the entire oma. So you have not yet entered, go back to Medina take those that are with you. And don't get touched by this. Some of us will have told our model the law and one token Allah trust Allah subhana wa Tada. And you should come in and you should fight this with the people they need to see that leadership. Most of the people told our model the law, no, it's important for you to go back to Medina. And if even if you survive this, then you might take some of its effects back to Medina and imagine this spreading through Medina as well. Right think about the discussions that they're having, right with what's
available to them at the time. So I'm going to rely on who listened to that to them. And when the stakes were not just his health, but the stakes were the entire Omen that this means that Medina could suffer that the hill Africa could fall apart that so much could happen. on the low end, who is obviously thinking about the survival of Islam. He's not thinking about himself. So I'm under the law and who said, If that's the case, then we should go back about obey them about the law and who says a very famous statement to him. He says, Yeah, I mean, I don't mean at a federal military law,
or commander of the believers, are you running away from the decree of Allah subhanaw taala. That's a federal and federal law, like are you really going to run away from the decree of Allah subhanho wa Taala and Amato, the law of Thailand has said lo por la vida calavera VEDA I wish someone other than you would have said that over beta, because he loves him so much respects him so much holds him in such high esteem. And so for up he hated to have that difference of opinion with a lot of a lot of the law on him. And he, he had hoped that a statement like that would come from someone else. Now, by the way, there is an irony, to this moment, the most famous moment of honorable Cotabato,
the Allahu anhu entering into Jerusalem, okay or entering into Philistine was when he entered into Jerusalem. And remember his statement, no, Pomona hasn't allowed Islam and until they know there is that it is it here that and Allah, that we are people that are not honored with Islam, and if we seek it through other than Islam, Allah will humiliate us. Right. What happened in that moment, which was the previous time he came aboard Aveda rhodiola and who saw on top of the law of Thailand who coming in with a servant on the camel because of the law and who took turns with the servant on who would ride almost fell into a puddle of mud on his way and he only had one cloth. So this grand
reception was in Jerusalem for him. You had you know, you had the leadership of the Romans, the leadership of all these religious communities waiting for all metal the line, we're coming to Jerusalem, and he comes in and he's got the servant on the camel, the halifa and he's got a patched up cloth covered in mud and he's walking in and our VEDA goes up to Him and obey the law and he tells him not this this isn't you know, it's like you should have dressed for the occasion isn't the way that you make your entrance we've been preparing the ground here in Jerusalem all this time and oklets the Christians were excited to meet you the Jews were excited to meet you the people we're
gonna meet our little mini the great Alma, and this is how you came in. And that's when all the law on home, he pushed our VEDA and he told him Yeah, about a beta over beta. We are people who are honored through Islam. So now somehow the irony is that it seems like our Vedas The one who is admonishing almost right for what appears to seem like a lack of religiosity or model the a lot of time who said I wish someone other than you are about Aveda would have said it. He said nothing Roman other Illa Illa Padilla,
we are fleeing from the decree of Allah, to the decree of Allah. were fleeing, we're running away from the decree of God, to the decree of God. This is probably the most important lesson to seize from this entire thing. Okay, so what could trust in Allah is not foolishness. trust in Allah is not recklessness. trust in Allah is a verb to do your part. And then put your trust in Allah subhana wa tada to intentionally put yourself in harm's way and by the way, this is for the grant and for the microphone because some people really, really, really mess this concept up. Okay? to put yourself in a position of harm, or to not take harm seriously because you say it's okay. Long standalone, take
care of it. It's alright. That's not courage. That's not trust in Allah subhanaw taala if anything, you know, that is a means of showing the loss of Hannah Montana, your lack of wanting to do more to keep yourself in a situation where you could do more to please the last 100 down. So no, this is not how it works in terms of to lucquin in terms of trust in Allah subhana wa Tada. So Omar is telling our VEDA I'm doing my part.
Running away from the decree of Allah to the decree of Allah. We can't escape the decree of Allah no matter where we go. But a lot tells us to do our part to protect ourselves and to do what's best to avoid harm. And so that's why we're doing that as well the law and who said that I'm not an author of the law and who approached the gathering. And I'm not even know if had heard what the debate was about. And I'm not even upset I I have some knowledge of this from the Prophet sallallahu sallam. He said, I heard the Prophet sallallahu Sallam say, either Samaritan bit our own be, if you hear about the cloud only be outed, if you hear that a plague has struck a land fell out at Hulu, ha, then do
not enter into that land will either walk or be Alden will Antonia Fela toproduce minha. And if it strikes a place and you are in it, then do not leave that place. So again, the prophet sighs I'm saying, if you hear about the outbreak of a plague in a land, and you're not in it, don't go to it. And if you are in a place where the plague strikes, don't leave it. Right? What does that sound like? The word that's the key word. Right? quarantine, right? This idea of trying to contain the harm in one place as much as possible. Now think about it. You have hedge coming up. And you're in quotes. What if you want to go to hedge? Right? Like what what attest to this, I have a right, I
think about the implications of this. Don't leave the place if you're there to not spread it. Instead, keep it contained. Be patient, seek the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And everything will will proceed as he decrees and at the same time, if you hear about it somewhere, don't go to it. So pallets it's an early an early initiative, if you are an early pretext to this idea of quarantine. Now, by the way, quarantine, of course, in a formal sense doesn't come until the 14th century. So it actually this idea of quarantine, which is Latin for the word 40. Right, because when when, when plate when the Black Death, as they call it broke out in the 14th century, Venice had
established a system that any ship should lay its anchor for 40 days. So it comes from that word of 40. So that's the official terminology there. However, this is pretty much what the profit slice on the hikma the wisdom of the prophets, I seldom the mercy of the Prophet slice alone in the way he's teaching us to keep things contained into areas as much as possible. And Amato, the Allahu anhu as a result of that one time that I've met him to have said that then it basically settled the debate the Prophet slicin himself. Okay. And of course, I'll model the law on who would agree his opinion would usually agree with revelations. Okay, so how long he was not aware of that Hadith that I've
narrated, which is narrated by others as well at the time, and agreed with the opinion that almost all the long time would eventually make. Now again, Omar, as he turns back to go to Medina was almost a selfish person was almost worried about himself. No, because when when something similar struck Medina, Amato, the law on who went out of his way to suffer the worst of what the people suffered.
Right, he didn't eat, what people could not eat, people would bring him meat, he didn't take me. He found this son carrying a piece of watermelon in the home all day long, who said no one's eating watermelon until the homeowner can eat watermelon even if he bought it from his own money. right we're all going to struggle together and immediate meaning the leader of the people should struggle the most of them. So I'm under the law and who almost died in the the the drought that would strike. Medina, in fact, somehow is a beautiful statement from Amato the law on who that once he was sitting, he was so hungry. Death was so imminent. He hadn't eaten for so long that his stomach was
making noises. And all the low on him. He's tapped his stomach and he said Coca Cola Jakarta, la de la touchbar had to strangle me. So you could grow or not grow, I swear you will not be filled until the Muslims eat.
Somehow disciplining himself like I don't care how much I suffer. I will strive with the people so that's the alarm and who's wait. But this was of course for the survival of Islam and the wisdom of the Prophet slice on them. Now on the line who got back to Medina, he worried about about our VEDA, he wanted to come with him. So he wrote about our VEDA or the law on a message. He knew that if he told them I'm worried about you come to Medina, our way they would say no. So he sends him an ambiguous message. He sets up our VEDA internally because I need you for something.
And so when you receive this, either jakka kitabi had fucked him it once once this letter of mine reaches you come to me right away, so he left it kind of ambiguous. Our beta read the letter Well, the lavon home infamous
At the time, and he left. So he actually laughed when he read the letter the people around him because he knew what Alma was trying to do. So he sat back on all the a lot of time I know and this is the amine of this oma the trustworthy one of this oma so how about Raiders Elias an amazing human being and Sharla. One day we'll get to go deep into his car, he responded to all the low and he says in any not honorable and Judy said, I'm not going to leave my troops behind. Well, Alibaba, it'll be and I'm satisfied with the decree of my Lord. And to die of this Shahada. Meaning I'm not going to be the one to leave my troops behind. And then they all get decimated by this plague. And I come and
I survive it with you. So I modeled the law and I wanted to protect him. I knew that even though it was intentionally ambiguous in the letter that he sent him. So he said that it'll be Shahada. I don't model the law and who was pacing in Medina waiting for the letter to come back. Right. He wanted Aveda to survive so badly, he loved him so much.
And so it was either of our VEDA that was going to come back or a letter that would come back instead, a letter came back. So our model the law, and who took the letter, this will have gathered around him, he read the letter and he wept. Okay, he started to cry heavily. So much so that the people around him said that about a beta die. He said, No, but it's only going to be a few days. There's no way he's going to survive this, right. It's only a matter of a few days, and Subhanallah it was only a few. It was indeed, sometime after that. The next letter that came was that our VEDA had passed away about the law of Thailand.
So about a third of the law and who remains behind.
As things started to get worse, in Philistine, he called for Abu Musab Ashanti or the law of times, I know he asked him to look for a place that they could take those that are infected out immediately, and put them in one place from the rest of the population. So now let's separate the population from the rest anyone that's sick, let's go ahead and separate them at this point. I'm almost out of the law and who said okay, he got home, I almost went home that day. And he found that his wife was struck with it.
And the wife of almost died that same day, but a lot of time.
So then, about a third of the law of Thailand home, as Moosa was was struck, obviously, with what just happened to his own household, above the law hotel, and he took his camel and he started to look himself for an area that he could quarantine some of that population that you could put that population in. And just a few hours after that, above or below the law of Thailand who suddenly felt ill, and he fell down and he looked like he was about to die too. And somehow when he died, the people came to him they rushed to him as he was about to die, and he gave this beautiful naziha this beautiful advice to people as he was done. He said in the law ketubah Allah Benny Adam alamode,
Allah has written death upon the children of Adam for khulumani tune, and so all of them will die. He said, for our column men can apply and it'll be denied, he said, and so the smartest child of Adam is the one who is the most obedient to his Lord, what are the morality and who has done most to prepare for their journey? So the smartest of the children of Adam are those who have done most in terms of obedience to their Lord and to prepare themselves for the journey. And then he died out of the law hotel and home and he was only about 58 years old at the time about radio was not even 60 at the time. And before he died, he appointed one of the bingeable or the Allahu anhu as the amid of
those people. My little the a lot of time we cried, and he eulogize a Barbie doll the low on honey said Emma anila here Amina account Allahu feen, FC he alima that he was a man who was sincere, truthful to his Lord trustworthy with his Lord, account Allah have enough see he alima and Allah was great in or he perceived the greatness of Allah subhana wa tada in a special way that he had a special reverence for Allah subhanaw taala in him, when all the Allah and who found out that our VEDA died if you want to know the significance of the death of our VEDA alone, okay, some of you might remember by there is a narration where the Lord had wished that he could have a whole room
full of aborted Vedas. Our VEDA was not a replaceable person. And so when he passed away on metal the allot of time and he wept, and he said, while lying, this is significant, he said, if our VEDA was alive, I would have appointed him to be the halifa
here that our VEDA was alive, and Amara does not make empty oats that relate to her that I would have put him as a successor to me, and he said and I would have met a lot in peace, for I heard the profits a little
While while he was still him say every oma has an amine, every oma has a trust as a trustworthy one. And the mean of this oma is our data. So I would have met Allah subhanaw taala saying, and they asked me a lot asked me who did you put in charge after me, I would have said I put the one who the prophets lie some called the mean of this oma, the trustworthy one of this oma and the greatest quality of leadership is integrity is trustworthiness. But he lost him all the a lot of time on
a lot of time.
And by the way, when you think of mine, you're probably thinking of an old man, because he his time with the Prophet slicin was so rich, right? The prophets lie some sent him to Yemen. The prophets lie Selim as an ambassador of the prophets lie Selim made him any man of the people. The prophets lie Selim called him of the Mufti is the most scholarly, the wisest and judgment of the oma. The prophets lie so long as he bid him farewell What did he tell him young while I love you can you imagine some handle on the prophets lie some as he's bidding you farewell he embraced them he told them Jamar I love you. Don't forget to say at the end of every Salah anyone know
Allah how many under the clicker will show clicker whereas scenario politics so we take it from that Howdy. Don't forget to say at the end of every Salam O Allah enabled me a lot how many I know the clicker will show clicker or has the trick to remember you, too. Thank you, and to perfect or to excel and my good deeds with you. So he's, he's one of the people that wrote the code on GitHub and why he's a great fucking a great jurist. He has a rich history, right? How old do you think he is at this point?
About 33 years old.
Okay, he's in his early 30s all the time, because he embraced Islam as a teenager and he joined the profit slice and as a young man in the profit slice, I'm immediately put him in a high place. So this is this is still a very, very, very young man. Well, the lowdown on him. And he's now in charge of out of the Sham of the Muslims that are in greater Syria, mindful of the Allahu anhu when he saw the death of about VEDA, he said, this is really important. He said in the whole Rama to become a soldier, or that were to be console, Allahu Allah. wakaba sila Hina publikum. He said, that this is a mercy from your Lord says Rama, Rama to become a mercy from your Lord, that will soon to become
the prophecy of your Prophet sallallahu wasallam Pablo slyly Hina public and that which has taken some of the righteous before you and then he said Allahumma Alomar either unnecessary nosleep Oh thirimanne, heavy,
heavy da. He said, Oh Allah let the family of Mara get the most the biggest share of this mercy.
Let the family have more as they get the biggest share of this mercy.
That's a very strong draft. Why? Why the law no sooner than him making that law, the law and his two daughters died.
Two sons and his spouse, his whole family died from the plague. And the last one of his children to die the last son the second son was his favorite son of the man was a righteous man. By the way on the amount of Mr. Adam ejabberd, very famous salaat the very famous, we'll see you the very famous advice that more out of the alarm said oh my son either come to this logic when you stand up for your prayer than pray as if it is your last prayer. So when the amounts are small, no, Salatin what their praise if it is your last prayer, that was the advice of mine, to his son, I'm the man. So I'm the man felsic and more I really was in pain. I mean, he lost his family. Very quickly. This plague
was eating people up. And he spoke to his family. And he said to him that I'm on yamaneika and oh my son How are you? After a man responded and heckled and Rob Baker fella takuna minimum telling. The truth is from your Lord. So be not amongst those who have doubts. he recited the ayah Subhan Allah His son responded with
that I'm not amongst those who have dealt with Sabo to Lockwood, he does not want to ruin it at any way and model the law and who responds well Anna in sha Allah says he dooney in sha Allah homina suavity, he responded with an eye and I am one who you will find me God willing to be amongst the patient. So the last conversation between rather than his son was an ayah and an ayah Subhana Allah, the idea from his son and how can a lovely come from certain Baka fella Taku Nana, minimum 13 Do not be for those who have doubt and more out of the 11 who is saying, sort of Safa that you will find me to be amongst those
Who are patient? And after a black man died? Then why are they allowed Thailand who also passed away? Are they allowed to run some more as saw his whole family die in front of him and then why are they alone who this person who the prophets lie Some said I love you know how much know that I love you and gave him such precious advice that reached us as an oma also passed away or the Allahu taala and spell your thinking about the level of the Sahaba that are passing away here. Some some of you might have read about shut heavy Hassan or the law of Thailand who shall have been passed away in Taiwan was he was one of the one of the commanders that actually went into a sham. He has even been
Sofia not us even Wow, yeah, he has he had been a be soufiane all the time and very righteous man, who, who actually was one of the main commanders in the Battle of Yarmouk, and he passes away in town, homeless, and fallen in a bus, the brother of our beloved Arbus, cousin of the Prophet, slice alum, may Allah be pleased with them all? Who narrates pretty much the whole Hajj of the Prophet slice lm because he was the one that was with the Prophet slice them in the head and father passed away. So halep normally, what are the Allahu tyna what a righteous man so Hale was so Hey, who negotiated on behalf of Quraysh against the Prophet sly someone who they be, and then became one of
the most honorable of the companions of the Prophet slicin them an amazing human being he became so Pamela didn't live to see much of the last days of the prophets lies on but so hey, was a man who became one of the most trustworthy Sahaba someone who held the oma together after he was negotiating on the other side against the prophets lie some in the Battle of her Libya, so hate him and his whole family died as well. In the in the in the playground was a bumalik legendary passed away in the in this plague as well. There's one narrations of Pamela Abrahamic
Abrahamic ultimate not not as much of a well known companion on the lawn, but as he was dying.
You know, he started to cry. And while we asked him, Why are you crying? Is it because of the pain? Is it because of the pain that you're feeling? Or is it because of something else? And he said, it's because the prophets lie. Selim had given us advice and I wish I listened to his advice a lot while he was solemn, he said in who learn to decode and while and took some being a qualm, what Anton Yaki came in dareka, harden, America feasibility, prophets lie, some said, perhaps you will live to see wealth that will be distributed amongst the people in large amounts. And what would be enough for you is a hard them as a servant and amount to ride in the cause of a loss of autonomy. So he said, I
wish I would have listened to the Prophet slicin. I wish I did not exceed what the prophet SAW some had said, because these were people that went out to a sham, obviously, in battle.
And then of course, after that, so somehow there was something special about the drought of more than one more than his whole family passed away model of the law and who said, let us have the greatest share of the squat. And also the law on who was was appointed next as the immediate next. And I'm going to also the law on who was I mean, a strategist, right. He's also a person who is exceedingly talented in terms of war in terms of battle and arranging armies and things of that sort. Remember hoods remember so many different things, right? He's of that caliber, in terms of how to arrange people. So I'm also the law I'm very pragmatic, very smart, very strategically, he stood
up and he said,
You Hanna's Oh, people, when these plagues spread amongst the people, it's like fire. So he said, Let's we should go to the high grounds away from the affected areas, and every family instead of trying to quarantine the sick, and then you can't keep up. I'm also the loved one who said every group of people, he split them up into groups of people in accordance with the way that he was analyzing them, stay in a tent, and he said, stop coming to any type of public place or any type of convening, and get away from this, this town. So they went literally into the mountains, and he set up the tents for the small for the families to basically stay. And at that point, the plague had
ended and no one else had passed away. So this panel, some of them said, the city of Morocco, the liner that his family was the last to ingest the plague. And they all passed away a Shahada as Morocco, the law of Thailand who had had wished so after also the law and who took the Sahaba or took the people to the mountains.
Sometimes time passed, and no one else passed away from that plague. On top of the law on how after this plague had ended, he came back to a sham
Distribute the inheritance himself. This was a gesture of leadership This was being amongst the people at that point. And he met with honor also the Aloha Tana and the Aloha on home being who he was. I'm gonna ask suggested Sameera hottub or the Allahu anhu that they continue to march towards muscle towards Egypt. Now Muslim
on the dunya Egypt A lot of people don't know how much of a stronghold Egypt was to the Roman Empire at the time. Anyone here from Scandinavia? Or my Egyptian folks supposed to go Oh, you're supposed to go Whoo. Egyptians from Alexandria from Scandinavia, there we go, Mashallah. Scandinavia. Alexandria was actually the second largest city of the Roman Empire at the time. Okay, so it was it was an important stronghold to the Byzantines to the Roman Empire. The army had just been decimated, and Omron also the Lauren who felt confidence, telling our model the line, that we're fine that we've we've overcome this, and we should make our way to muster to Egypt. And that's actually where
afterwards Egypt was, was was opened Under Armour Rasul Allah holetown on Now, how do we, what do we take away from all of this? Okay, so a few things. So panel.
if people were spared of these types of things, because of righteousness,
who more righteous than above obey the agenda.
Right? Number two, the same thing could be a punishment for some people and a reward for others. That part is left to a loss of hometown, because that's what the profits licensing the same disease the same hardship could be a punishment for one person. And it could be a means of Shahada and wahama for another person. Right. And as we think about some handle on the spread of something like Coronavirus, think about what this means when it spreads amongst our brothers and sisters may last time and make it easy for them. May Allah subhanaw taala, anyone who dies as a result of that may last time make it a means of Shahada for them. I mean, think about some of the poor populations,
think about the refugee populations, think about the people that can't even be diagnosed, the people that can't be met, can't see a doctor. Think about the implications of this, right. So the same thing that can be a punishment, for some could be a reward for others. It can humble an empire and it can honor people that have been oppressed and that have been made powerless in this world. And Allah subhanho wa Taala has his nosleep has his destiny for every person individually. Second thing, the practicality of this all right. The Prophet sizes taught us to think about these things in a way that was smart in a way that was effective in a way that was beneficial, not in a way that was
irresponsible and then blame that on the toilet of Alice's Panama town and the trust of Allah subhanho wa Taala to be responsible with these things. This time has not come yet realized wouldn't protect us, right? But you know, if there came a time where we literally because of not let's say we passed this or something else were to happen, but it would be detrimental for the people together for a court rebadow someone might think it's righteousness. Right? I'm gonna insist on it, but you might be furthering harm. And this is not the way of the Prophet sly Sam and his companions, you will not be more righteous than honorable hottel the alojado more in accordance with the revelation
that I'm going to hold on to the lowdown on Whoa. So taking those practical measures is not a means of relinquishing somebody submitters the way that you your patience with things as they befall you. It's not causing things to be faulty or to befall others. So, you know, following those 15 guidelines with a spiritual lens is important. Next thing about the Cipolla, the unprecedented idea of being held in Ramadan or Hajj
you know, so I was just speaking to someone you know, who's who's who's playing in my head group, and he's like, you know, should I pull back? I told him, I said, Listen, this is where those lessons come into play. Where you make the sincere Nia, you make that sincere intention, and you have azima. Your Nia has some teeth, it's got some determination to it. Right? You put everything there. You make every intention. You you do all the scheduling that you have to do you do all everything that you have to do make your intention make your way. Do you really think a single person that had a sincere intention that was turned away lost any of the reward? Absolutely not. This is where those
lessons of the seller those lessons of the pious predecessors that didn't have the means to go to hedge didn't have the means to go to home or or on the way and stopped or interrupted, or the people that wanted to make kids don't have the profit slice and were unable to do so and Eliza was assured them of the full reward. This is where your Nia should actually be more solid should be more truthful. So if anything your Nia your intention should not be wish wishy washy right now it should actually be solidified before
More saw the be more truthful in your desire and intention to go to the house of Allah subhanaw taala. And if something happens along the way, and the reward is completely assured for you in some other way, the last message is, let it be a reminder of the fragility of life and the inevitability of death.
And somehow, I mean, like if you think about the things that happen today, if you don't die from this, you die from that. Right? Something very predictable, something unpredictable. Who knows what awaits you and how would a way to write for that said that enough soon. Now that textbook
no one knows what will happen tomorrow. No one knows me a little didn't tell me what what land they're going to die and you don't know how or where you're going to die. You might as well use your life in a way that is beneficial and let these reminders trigger that longing for the hereafter and think the way that a lot of a lot of the low on home set for us to think. And this is this procrastination with obedience to Allah subhanaw taala is so unhealthy and I want you to think about how our psychology can at times betray us. Okay? Our psychology can betray us with the following. I look at myself, I'm healthy. I've got everything I need to do. I've got something significant coming
up, or I've got some some habit that I want to fulfill or I need to hold back on some bar some obedience.
And I'm going to wait until this date and then maybe I'll consider doing this a bother now maybe I'll consider giving this up. Maybe I'll consider fulfilling this. Maybe I'll do it then. Because there's no alarm signal in my life right now.
If Corona broke out in Dallas, okay, if the Coronavirus broke out and DOS and it was in your neighborhood, how many of those are either that that you are procrastinating on those sins that you are committing those disobedience is that you were putting off getting over those obedience as those are about that those small minor sins that you belittle and say, it's just a part of me? Who cares? How many of that stuff, how much of that conversation will suddenly change? Right? It'll all suddenly change. And that is the greatest lesson we can take from all of this from a spiritual perspective. And I think always at what amount rahimullah studying mathematics when he was going
through his trials and tribulations he was getting advice or he was benefiting from the the the the the thief in jail who said that at some point, the lashes don't hurt anymore. He was benefiting from his opponents benefiting from the scholars benefiting from everybody, right? He was holding on to every word that he that he would hear as he was being dragged to the prisons. So had a lot he heard one man say Yes, ma'am. Okay, ma'am. In the kernel help you are upon truth in them took 10 for 10 words.
If you're not killed, you're gonna die anyway.
So he's being pulled to the prisons, presumably to be killed. He said, Look, if you don't, if you're not killed right now, you'll probably you're definitely going to die.
So you might as well stay firm on that truth and email us at select what a truthful man he was. What a truthful man, somehow they gave him that resilience, you know what, why relinquish something. So why relinquish this nobility? If Death is inevitable, anyway, right. So that idea of Don't delay, think about the inevitability of death, and let the inevitability of death lead you to move away from the procrastination, of good deeds, the procrastination of the obedience to Allah subhanaw taala. And relinquishing some of those disobedience is that have become such a part of your life that you're desensitized to them at this point, I think with a greater sense of urgency, whether the
virus breaks out or not, in this area, death is inevitable. So May Allah Subhana Allah protect us from first and foremost from sins that would soil our record when we meet him. I mean, a lot sometimes I protect us from this from a harm that is beyond our capacity. May Allah subhanaw taala grant us the best of this life and the best of the hereafter protect our families, we ask Allah subhanaw taala for an awful apphia for pardon and for well being We ask Allah subhanaw taala to allow us to be in a state of well being in this dunya and the akhirah. We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to allow us to always be in a state of longing for him to always be ready for death and to
live our lives in the to the fullest extent of that which is pleasing to Him and that which is beneficial to us in our aka We ask Allah, Allah to protect our brothers and sisters. We ask Allah to make it easy for our brothers and sisters that have Bella that have tribulation compounded for them. We ask Allah subhanaw taala to accept their dead Shahada and to alleviate their suffering and their pain. We ask Allah Subhana time to make them firm on their Deen as they face these tribulations and to allow us to be a part of alleviating the tribulations that we can allama mean