Channel: Reda Bedeir
Sakinah TV presents (The Chosen Few) by Sh.Reda Bedeir Episode # 1
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Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh, dear brothers and sisters, and welcome to this new series, entitled The lives of the companions of Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,
it's probably when we sit down and reflect,
and think about our life today, and I'm sure all of us have our own challenges that are unique to every community.
And despite the fact that we are living in a very highly advanced technological
environment, and we have so many things under the tip of our fingers, yet we are bombarded by so many things, and behaviors that are not acceptable. And we really are facing so many challenges. To name a few. You can say, music can say alcohol can say rubber, you can say, the opposite gender temptation of the opposite gender, and inshallah on this series, what we're going to be trying to do is going to try
to make a connection between our challenges today, and the challenges of the best generation ever. The Companions of Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, they were praised in the process,
to be those who were given the glad tidings of Allah subhana wa Taala is pleased with them, while they were still walking on Earth.
Amazingly enough, Allah subhanaw taala also mentioned the Quran, that he has forgiven all of their sins, and he accepted the repentance.
So were they perfect people? What are they infallible? Or did they commit some mistakes?
And did they have challenged the are very similar to our challenges today? This is the main purpose of this series in sha Allah, so that we can learn through their mistakes. And in no way when we discuss some of the mistakes of the Sahaba we're trying to put them down, because we have the utmost respect and love for them. But we just want to learn because as as similar Jamal Hamdulillah, we adopt the motorist way,
we don't insult them. And at the same time, we don't hold them in high esteem to the level of prophets who are invaluable.
Now to start with, talking about the heroes of all times, that they start as heroes, or at some point of time, some of them are zeros. You know what a zero is? A zero is nothing.
A zero is worth nothing. A zero has nothing. A little a zero can leave nothing behind when it comes to legacy.
with the guidance of the Quran and the Sunnah. And with the best example, in the history of mankind of Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, they stepped up from zeroes. And they became the heroes of all times
and today's hero.
Would you like to know his name? I don't think I'm going to tell you his name. Now. You have to be beautifully patient inshallah, because we're going to share his whole story.
He was a young man
who was tested with the love and temptation of the opposite gender, and music.
And before I go and share the whole story of this great Sahabi Let me ask you,
right here, before I move on,
are some of us today, going through the same thing? The temptation of the opposite gender, and music.
So yes, sir, yes. Okay. So you agree with me? So let's take it from there and move on with the story.
It's human nature.
Allah subhanho wa Taala stated that in the Quran, nobody can deny it. If you go to Surat Al embrun. So number three, number 14, Allah subhanaw taala said
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beautified for people out of those things that they desire, on top of the list of things that people desire Allah subhanaw taala said, meaning nice.
item on the list was women. And the last part that is often to people, meaning men here. So, temptation of the opposite gender is one of the top desires that people have in this life.
And Subhanallah when somebody is trying to enjoy the company, of the opposite gender, not in a halal way, it will be surrounded by what say it music.
So are here today, one of the companions of Prophet Muhammad wa sallam
was tested by his love and temptation, of the opposite gender, and music.
Where's he from? He's from A Tribe Called the Gotha fan.
And that tribe was close to the area of niche.
And he has
very good qualities. He was very smart. He was wealthy.
And he had connections.
He had what we call today networking
with the tribe of Bernard arriva of the Jews who are living in Medina.
And also he had good relations with the people of Christ in Mecca.
And whenever he felt the need to go and fulfill his desires,
he will go to Medina.
And he will go to the people have been appriver. And the more he spends of money, the more he will enjoy the company of women and music.
Let me stop here and ask myself and my dear viewers here
are we in the same boat? Do we sometimes have that desire?
And let's be honest, the answer is yes. In fact, our beloved prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi salam mentioned in the Hadith when he said, you know, Morocco, ficlet, a member the I said, two other gentlemen and Lisa, have never left any test that's really more severe on men. Except woman, again, meaning is the temptation of the opposite gender, so it works both ways.
So that was the life of our hero. His name is Lou I am eponymous aullwood lsj, from the tribe of waterfall.
But you and I, when we try to satisfy our physical desires,
there comes a moment what do you feel you know what I have done everything? I'm not happy inside. Isn't that true?
You just go home, realize, drink, listen to music. How do you feel by the end of the night,
the person will go home. They're tired,
and sometimes disgusted. And they don't again, have that sense of fulfillment that they were dreaming of when they went and tried to fulfill that desire.
So one day,
and that's the moment that I want you and myself to reflect on. When the person comes to the conclusion that whatever I'm doing to try to satisfy the desire and I'm not feeling happy. So happiness must be somewhere else
should do your own homework. You should do your own research. So where can I find that fulfillment?
So here's the day that was the day of the battle called a zap the Confederates
when the people of Mecca,
employ the people of flesh in Mecca, and burn a lot of fun, and also, Berto Kaurava, who used to live in Medina, they made a coalition a confederation. This is why it's called Alaska
and they wanted to go and fight the Muslims in Medina
Just in the middle of the night, while they were camping outside of Medina,
you know that moment of enlightenment?
He said to himself, no, I am.
Why are you here tonight?
You're coming here to fight Muhammad sallallahu alayhi salam and his followers.
So the question is, why do you want to find them?
What is the purpose of your life?
You have tried to satisfy your desires, yet you're not happy. You're coming here to live to fight this man. And his followers are just coming here to kill or to be killed? Is that the purpose of your life?
And then he started thinking,
what does that man call for?
is calling people to be good, to do good deeds, to reach out their kinship, to give charity to be forgiving, to be tolerant to treat their neighbors in a good way
to submit to God the only one worthy of worship. No, I'm Be honest with yourself. What do you want?
What's stopping you from submitting and following that man? He's a good man. And you know that
you know what?
I know. What's wrong with you know, I? The reason you don't want to submit because you're gonna miss
that fun, that entertainment, that company a woman music.
You know what?
I think I'm wrong. I should go and meet that man.
And no, I made the decision. And he left the camp of the Confederation. And in the middle of the night, he went to Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And when the prophets of Salaam saw him, he said, No, I remember the mess road. He said, Yes, profitable lies that What brought you here at that moment? He said, I'm coming to submit an accept Islam.
And he took the Shahada, and he became a Muslim.
Before I go on, until the rest of the story, I just want to stop here and ask you a question.
isn't the time for you and me?
That we should stop and reflect? And ask ourselves as low I ended? What is the purpose of our life?
How do we feel after watching a movie?
Or go out in the company of the opposite gender?
How do you feel after listening to music?
And if it happens, even by mistake, and you just wanted to turn on music? And then it happened to be some on on your iPad or your iPhone? Or in your crackberry? How do you feel at that moment?
Do you feel embarrassed, because this is what you should be listening to suppiler live he told me out of him Allah said
you cannot combine the love of the Quran, which are the words of Ramadan and the love of music, which is the product I thought
you can combine the love of both one of them one of them goes in the other one goes out and I remember this when I was young when I was memorizing the Quran. So parallel I would memorize the sort of very quickly but then I would listen to music and that as if it's wiped out of my memory so panela until I heard this, you know from entertainment, I said, You know what, it's time, no more music.
And this is how you can solidify the memorization of the Quran in your heart.
Going back to the iron, but the Allahu Allah. He said to the process alum, what can I do?
Us me prophet of Allah, he said, I'm here your one person. What can you do? Should you know my people trust me so much. And nobody knew. Nobody knows that I'm a Muslim now than the professor and said, so go back and try to help us as much as you can.
And then I went back
and he went to the people of Bernard arriva
who were living in Medina and he said to them now, as a foreigner coming to fight, and if they win, they will go home and if they lose,
they will go home but they will leave you alone here with Mohammed and of course is going to exterminate you. Because now you are making an alliance with them.
So you know what, I don't think you should be fighting with them. And even if you were to fight with them,
just take some a number of people from them as hostages, just as a guarantee that they will not let you down. And they will always be on your side, if anything goes wrong in this battle.
And of course, they trusted him. They said, that's a good idea. And he went, and he did the same thing with the people of rice. And very often, he said to them, Listen,
these people are living in Medina.
you guys should be
making sure that they are really willing to fight with you. Because what if they change their minds?
So just make sure that they're going to be sticking to the word and they're going to be fighting with you.
And I want you to keep this confidential. What if they come and ask you for hostages or something?
Then people are frightened Nkrumah in Abidjan, who was not a Muslim yet, in the company of other people representing flesh out the farm. And they went to Medina.
And they met with balaclava, and it was Saturday. And they told them, Listen, we have a coalition together, and you're fighting with us. They said, Listen, this is Saturday. And we don't do anything on Saturday.
And we just want to share something with you. What if you win?
That's fine. We'll go home.
What if you lose, and we're living here with Mohammed? What's going to happen to us? So what we just need a guarantee from you. We need 70 people from you as hostages, just in case.
the people of fresh people have
lost that trust in the people of Bartow, Florida, and suppiler law. You know, both of them withdraw, and there was no fight. And Allah subhanho wa Taala used one man to stop that fight. Let's stop and reflect here. What are the messages we will take home from the story of our heroes today? No, I am epitomises as Johnny, may Allah be pleased with him.
Number one, it's time to stop and reflect on the purpose of our life.
It's time to make a good decision based on the truth and follow what's right, not based on following our desires.
Another point is,
isn't it amazing? That in the 21st century, we can still relate to the same challenge of the companions of the Prophet SAW Selim more than 14 centuries ago.
They were going through the same test,
temptation of the opposite gender, and music isn't the time for you and me to stop there and make the same decision. Like, no, I'm in the middle road. And go back to the front.
Look how women were abused at that time, of the companions of the Prophet SAW Selim. Look how women are abused today. And they're used as commodity, you know, to market anything that people want to sell. They just use the body of a young woman.
So another point that we can take from the story of Lyme epidemic
is if you have to choose between satisfying yourself and submitting to Allah,
what is the right decision to be made?
Try try Allah subhana wa tada because Allah subhanho wa Taala said to Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,
when the two betweens came to him and they said, Allah who are even funny, Reggie and buried in federal ad, is Allah subhanho wa Taala. Close to when we talk to him whisper where is he distant? When we talk to him? We should yell and scream. And a Lhasa pilot Allah unsettled the Quran by saying, what either Elijah the honey. Oh Mohamed, when my slaves asked you about me, he didn't say colome as usual in the Quran, say to them, Allah, directly talk to us, he said, for in the party unclose huji without a die. Look, Allah said Egypt I answer, one call dour.
So as if the last thing just try one time a day. He knows you wherever you are. So seek the help of Allah to
Go back and stop this temptation and prove to Allah subhanaw taala that you're stronger and you're not going to be following your desire, you're going to be following the commands of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Allah said, Wu Ji without a doubt either the odds Paula, you know, take your time. Whenever you decide, you do one time, Allah will respond to you. Why? Because we need the guidance of Allah subhanaw taala this will lead the end of the acid failures to Djibouti Allahu Akbar. He said at the beginning for it as well as I like I read any for any curry boogy boogy means instantaneously, but will allow us to talk to us who said failure study bully and the elephant the
scene and attack means let them take their time.
It's time to make a decision and stop disobeying Allah and follow our desires. Let's take the example of road and overcome that challenge in sha Allah and submit autoworld to Allah subhanho wa Taala May Allah subhanho wa Taala guide us all because at the end of the ayah Allah Sparta said that Allah homier should do so that they may attain guidance and I didn't say for sale soon they will get guidance Why did Allah Allah Allah Allah defeatist ology meaning maybe or may not? So it may be it may not be meaning it depends on the sincerity of intention. May Allah Subhana Allah grant us the sincerity of intention. And Allah subhana wa Taala give us guidance mean and insha Allah, I'll see
you soon with another hero from the series of the lives of the companions was salam wa Alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh