Season 1 – Episode 1: Introduction
Season one of four of Blast from the Past – Seerah in the 21st Century consists of 16 episodes and covers lessons from the seerah up till the 5th year after Prophethood. This series is a unique one with season one being completed in Melbourne, Australia during Ramadan of 2014. This series is not a story-type run through the seerah, but rather a unique one detailing lessons that can be extrapolated from the seerah which are relevant to us today in the 21st century. In this series our Sheikh – Sajid Umar (May Allah preserve him) – will touch on topics related to marriage and relationships, parenting and education, leadership and development and much much more. This series is a must listen and a must share. Season 2 of this series has already been completed in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia during Ramadan 2015 and will be released soon on Muslim Central Media, so please be on the look out for that. For now, sit back with a notepad and pen and enjoy :)
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Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah Allah alayhi wa sahbihi wa seldom at the Sleeman Catherine lamb Dini.
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My dear brothers and sisters in Islam Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh
Let's try that again.
Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
You do know that when the Salam is shared, then the response to the Salam is worship, right?
are either for you to be the hatin for how you will send a minha All
right, Allah subhanho wa Taala says when you are greeted with a greeting that ensure that your response is equal to the greeting received, or better,
yours wasn't even close. It was even soft, but humble you redeemed yourselves,
Masha Allah, all praises belong to Allah subhanho wa Taala.
We praise Allah subhanho wa Taala. We seek his assistance, and we seek His guidance and we seek refuge in Allah subhanho wa Taala from the evils of our souls and the adverse consequences of our deeds, will serve Allah subhanho wa Taala decreased guidance upon the nun can misguide him and also have Allah subhanho wa Taala decrees
misguidance upon the man can guide him and peace and salutations be upon the final messenger, Muhammad Ali Abdullah Saleh Allahu alayhi wa sallam, I bear witness that there is no one worthy of worship besides one Allah, and that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam is his final messenger.
My dear brothers and sisters, indeed all praises belong to Allah subhanho wa Taala
who showered upon us
the blessing of Ramadan
and showered upon us
the blessing of fasting
the month of Ramadan
and showered upon us the blessing of standing its nights in prayer. Indeed, the blessings of Allah subhanho wa Taala are many. And Allah subhanho wa Taala assays were introduced in amatola. He led to suha, that if you were to try and audit and take account of the blessings of Allah subhanho wa Taala upon you, you will never ever be able to do so. From the many blessings of Allah subhanho wa Taala upon us is the blessing of completing our tarawih during the 12th night of this month of Ramadan Subhan Allah, how fast have these days finished? And how fast have these nights come and gone? We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to accept
all our acts of worship in the days and nights that have passed in this beautiful month. And we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to grant us Baraka in our time, and our deeds for the days that remain. I mean, I mean, indeed Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said mon sama Ramadan, Eman and YT saben ohira Allah who massacred them in them be that the one who fasts the month of Ramadan, believing in Allah subhanho wa Taala
and believing in his command and instruction and believing in the rewards that Allah subhanho wa Taala has promised for the one who spends the nights of Ramadan standing, who fear Allah who may attack them in them may then for this person, Allah subhanho wa Taala will forgive his previous sins May Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive all our sins, I mean, I mean, my dear brothers and sisters, all praises again belong to Allah subhanho wa Taala for allowing us to discuss another segment during the nights of Ramadan here in Melbourne, Australia, a segment related to that studied by the pious predecessors even before the books of Heidi were compiled
There is directly related towards our
better understanding of the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala and a segment that has much of its information rooted deep in the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala before any book of Islam, a segment that helps us understand the best of generations, the Sahaba of the Allahu anhu ultramarine and the segment My dear brothers and sisters, dealing with the best person to have walked the face of this earth, a person you and I have been commanded to follow and walk in his footsteps, a segment dealing with none other than the final messenger Muhammad Ali Abdullah, Saleh Allahu Allah alayhi wa sallam with Allah subhanho wa Taala gather us with Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in general. I mean,
remember brothers and sisters from the rites of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam is that when
we hear his name
when we should send salutations upon him salallahu alayhi wasallam
this segment that we've been speaking about my dear brothers and sisters is a segment
titled, a blast from the past a blast from the past this era in the 21st century, a series My dear brothers and sisters, which inshallah will last till towards the end of Ramadan, Bismillah heeta Allah, and in this series we hope to discuss briefly and not completely take note of this briefly, and not completely events from the life of our beloved Prophet Muhammad Ali Abdullah Saleh Allahu alayhi wa sallam in a series which our scholars have we the Humala call a Sierra, or understanding the Sierra. Now, what does this mean? This means my dear brothers and sisters, that during our time together, we will not conduct a systematic run through the life of our beloved messenger, our
beloved Prophet, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam for that obviously, is beyond the scope of this get together, and this particular setting, and also because Allah subhanho wa Taala has blessed with the lion hunt, the oma with many books in both Arabic as well as English, books dealing in great detail and covering the life of our beloved prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he siara the events of his life in a very systematic way.
For the benefit of you all in terms of English literature, then we have several publications by darussalam publishers, and by I pH, the International Islamic publishing house, and perhaps the most extensive publication thus far, dealing with the Sierra in a systematic way. The ciroc Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is the book by Dr. Eddie Celebi.
And this is a translation of his original work, which was in the Arabic language. during our time together, my dear brothers and sisters, I intend for us to take only snippets, snippets from the life of our beloved Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam. And for us to ponder over these events, these snippets that we discuss, and extrapolate diligent lessons that aid our growth and development in the century that you and I traverse through today. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us Baraka in our time, in our strength, in our energies, and in our abilities to learn and May Allah subhanho wa Taala increase our knowledge, I mean, I mean, now before we dive into the series, my dear brothers
and sisters, we must run through a pertinent introduction, a pertinent introduction and no science can be started, except that it must have an introduction that comes before it to help us better
learn the science that is to be shared and inshallah today, we will take an introduction to the series and from tomorrow onwards, we will take selected pieces from the Sierra and study them in light of the instructions shared with you just now. So today, inshallah
We will take an introduction and in this introduction My dear brothers and sisters, I want to share with you the meaning of Sierra
and share with you the reasons why it is important for you and I to study this year or the benefits you and I attain from studying the Sierra. Firstly, in terms of the definition of the Sierra, this term Sierra is an Arabic term derived from the three letter word or verb psara. And its present tense is YesI euro. And then we have the root form of this web, which is Sarah, Sarah.
Sarah, Sierra comes from this three letter verb. And this is not strange in the Arabic language because the Arabic language is famous for having words that are derivatives, right we have root words and words or other words are derived from its root.
So what does Syrah refer to? linguistically, linguistically? seerah refers to a person's way or a person's methodology. And this way, or methodology can be praiseworthy, or can be a way or methodology that is frowned upon. This is what it means linguistically. This is what it meant before the advent of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Because we know that Allah subhanho wa Taala revealed the signs of the Sharia in the Arabic language, but the Arabic language as a language existed before the advent of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And before the revelation of the Quran, so it's natural that we have words that have a linguistic meaning, and then have a specific
meaning after the advent of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
But this term Sierra, or Sarah jezero, Sara, also refers to
participating in a journey
and the concept of treading a path.
So when we say that CRR refers to the methodology or somebody's methodology, or somebody's life events or biography, what is the connection between treading a path or conducting a journey and learning somebody's biography? There's a
relationship and that relationship is in the form of you and I actually treading the path of this person and traveling his journey, when we study his life events. Do you see the connection between the between the term SAR and Sierra and the reason why it refers to the history of a person when we study the history of somebody, we are actually walking in their footsteps, we are actually treading their path, we are actually traversing their journey as we walk their footsteps, we are living the journey that they lived, but obviously in a different way. And after the the the advent of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam we see that the scholars took this term, and associated it only with the
biography biography of Muhammad Ali Abdullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam such that, if the term Sierra is used generally, it refers to no one else or the biography of no one else besides the biography of our beloved prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam if we wanted to refer to somebody else, we have to be more specific and say the Sierra of so and so. But if we generally use the term Sierra, it refers to no other person besides our beloved prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
So why study this year?
a topic titled A zero?
Are there any foods in studying topics such as these? Are there any benefits in studying such as the topics such as these? And the answer to that my dear brothers and sisters is yes, and I was called as rapper to la de la him have cited many benefits related to studying the seer of our beloved prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And if we look at many of the books of Sierra, we see that many an author takes time to list these benefits for the reader to benefit to benefit and for the reader.
to sort of have the taste buds wet and and for the reader to have a greater appetite. So when they dive into the life of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam the concentration is of an even higher pedigree and higher level, from the benefits cited by our scholars refer to La Jolla, la him related to studying this era is that
doing so? Is from following the commands of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Doing so is from following the commands of Allah Subhana who Allah for Allah subhanho wa Taala in 10s of places in his book commands us to take Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam as a role model to take him sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam as a role model, and taking him as a role model can only happen once we study his biography sallallahu alayhi wasallam once we study his era, if we look at the 31st
in Surah imraan Allah subhanho wa Taala says goal in tune to shape bounnam la Halford Toby Rooney, be buku law. You should be buku
buku back home. Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa Rahim. Allah subhanho wa Taala in surah and imraan I am number 31 says that tell them oh Mohammed, if they say they love Allah subhanho wa Taala they love Allah subhanahu wa tada fit to be Rooney. Then tell them it is obligatory upon them to follow you or Muhammad to follow you on Muhammad. You become a law then only well Allah subhanho wa Taala love them. Or then only will Allah subhanho wa Taala love you. We have three laku back home, and then only when Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive your sins will Allahu la foto Rahim and Allah subhanho wa Taala is the most forgiving, the Most Merciful. In Surah 221 Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Lockwood,
Candela calm fi rasulillah swattin Hashanah, Lehman Ghana yo drew la ha, well, yo man era with a Corolla kathira Allah subhanho wa Taala says, there has certainly been for you in the Messenger of Allah, an excellent manner, an excellent code, an excellent conduct an excellent pattern for who, for anyone whose hope is in Allah subhanho wa Taala and the last day, and the one who remembers Allah subhanho wa Taala and often meaning us are servants of Allah, and O Children of Adam, and making his way our way. As I said, My dear brothers and sisters, cannot happen, except after studying his life sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and pondering over his events sallallahu alayhi wa
sallam, it cannot happen, except after learning his beliefs sallallahu alayhi wasallam and learning the way he worshipped Allah subhanho wa Taala some Allahu alayhi wa sallam for Allah subhanho wa Taala does not want us to worship him the way we want to worship Him, rather, Allah subhanho wa Taala wants us to worship Him, the way Allah subhanho wa Taala wants to be worshipped. And Allah subhanho wa Taala taught the way he wants to be worshipped to Muhammad Ali Abdullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and that is why Allah subhanho wa Taala says in Surah to Buddha, whatever Jeddah Kabbalah land for Haida that we found you're not upon complete guidance for Heather and we guided
you, you are searching how to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala. But you didn't know and we guided you by revealing to you by teaching you how Allah subhanho wa Taala wants to be worshipped. So we follow Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam his way by learning his Syrah and learning the way he sallallahu alayhi wa sallam worshipped Allah subhanho wa Taala. Also, my dear brothers and sisters, my dear fathers and mothers, and all our guests that have joined us online will allow him
we must learn or we can take Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam as an as a perfect example, by Allah
How he invited towards Allah subhanho wa Taala sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and how he led his people sallallahu alayhi wasallam and how he was as a father sallallahu alayhi wasallam and how he was as a husband, salallahu alayhi wasallam and how he was as a teacher, sallallahu alayhi wasallam and the way he was as a friend, sallallahu alayhi wasallam and the way he was as a traveler, sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And the way he was as a resident, sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And the way he was, as a person, sallallahu alayhi wasallam his emotions, his concerns, his simplicity, his selflessness, his son and excellence, the times when he was Stan, and the times when he forgave
sallallahu alayhi wasallam we have to learn all this. So you and I can be true to the ayah in which Allah subhanho wa Taala commands us to take Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam as our guide, as our lighthouse, as our example, in everything that you and I are in terms of our minds, in terms of our bodies, in terms of our souls, in terms of our hearts, in terms of our neffs and our self. We have lots of Hannah, who Allah grant us the understanding what I've said to you, my dear brothers and sisters,
is not strange, because
this detailed study of the life of our beloved Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam or this effort was something done by the best generations before us. From the pious predecessors, were those who said, Farrell Mel mahasi, in a dunya when
Allahu Akbar that in the lessons and the knowledge of almohadas Yamaha's he was an earlier name for sia. It was an earlier name for Sierra, it refers to Sierra,
in the knowledge of the Sierra or the expeditions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam his knowledge for this life. And the next, this is what they would say. This is what they would say. In fact, in fact, we see from the pious predecessors, those who would say that, that they were taught the seed of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
In the same way, or in a manner similar to the way that they were taught the Quran Subhan Allah Subhana Allah Take, take lessons from this, my dear brothers and sisters, that they were brought up many times you and I asked and we said this is circa Sierra, we want to take lessons we want to apply the Sierra in the 21st century, many a time I am asked and you ask, how should we bring up our children? What is the best way? What is the best lessons to share with our children? What is the best model to follow? And without doubt, the best model is to follow the model practiced by the pious predecessors before us the model of bringing up our children upon the Quran, and upon the
Sierra of our beloved Prophet, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Allah subhanho wa Taala gather us with him in gender. I mean, I mean, so this is one of the benefits.
Winston studying the Sierra from the benefits My dear brothers and sisters, as cited to us by our scholars, heavy the Homer law, and they took from our scholars who passed away before Rahmatullahi la him is that in studying the Sierra, our understanding of the Quran increases Subhanallah our understanding of the Quran increases, and this is the month of Korra This is the month of growing our understanding of the Quran. You and I both know my dear brothers and sisters, that the Quran was revealed piecemeal, across how many years 23 years across 23 years, and in many cases the Quran came down as an answer to a question. In many places in the Quran, Allah subhanho wa Taala says Why yes
nakka and a Hilah they asked you about the money
You move the healer
which is a new, a new rule. And they ask you about the rule the soul.
What is aluna karma? They're human physical. And they ask you regarding that which they should spend of and spend from.
Well, yes aluna and in Hungary will amaze you. And they asked you concerning alcohol and asked you concerning gambling. So in many cases the Quran was revealed, in answer to a question. And the Quran was also revealed at times to resolve an issue or after an event. And we know the famous story
called The if, when I shadowed the Allahu Allah was wrongly accused of something
which was beyond her of the Ummah one, this was an event, this was an issue an issue. And Allah subhanho wa Taala reviewed the ayat concerning this issue. When we study the Sierra, we gain greater detail and context to the circumstance and situation. And this grows in turn our understanding of the Quran, our understanding of the is also the Quran at times came down to explain a phenomenon, or explain a circumstance or event like the Battle of better and the Battle of offered and the Treaty of today via and so on, and so forth. So from the benefits of learning this era is to grow our understanding of the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Also, my dear brothers and sisters from the
benefits of studying the Sierra is correcting our Islamic beliefs and our aqidah Yes, my dear brothers and sisters, if you didn't know, one of the primary sources for Qaeda and Islamic belief is the seer of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam, especially the mckamey era, the Moroccan lira, especially this era, when the Quran was being revealed to a pagan nation, a nation that had hearts shackled, in should shackled in denying the hereafter shackles upon misguidance that came to them from the forefathers. When we look at the Sierra and study the Sierra, especially the meccan period.
it corrects our belief, and it perfects our belief. So from the benefits of studying the Sierra is perfecting our understanding of Islamic theology or al Qaeda, or Islamic belief. From the benefits of learning the serum idea, brothers and sisters, is bettering our understanding of the Sunnah.
The son of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam for if we open the books of Hadith. In many circumstances, we find snippets of a heady or a hadith mentioning an issue or a circumstance or an event in a very brief manner. But when we look at the Sierra, it grows our understanding of what the Hadith is referring to. Also, my dear brothers and sisters, and this is from one of the greatest benefits when it comes to studying this era. And that is lessons such as these grow our love for Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam and this is a point we need to discuss
in some detail.
Studying the serum ID of brothers and sisters grows our love for Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam and love of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam is vital because loving him his Deen loving him his religion, loving him his religion. Allah subhanho wa Taala says in Surah two Toba is number 24 he says subhanho wa Taala
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You are solely what he had in fees Abby Lee bazoo fetter Basu had to be a Marine, law hula deal comb and fess up. What does Allah subhanho wa Taala say? In surah, Tova, Allah subhanho wa Taala as they say, oh Mohamed, if your fathers and your sons and your brothers and your wives and your relatives, and the wealth which you have obtained, and the commerce the transactions and trade, were in up or decline, and dwellings with which you are pleased, if all these things are more beloved to you, then Allah subhanho wa Taala, and more beloved to you then his messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and striving in the path of Allah subhanho wa Taala then wait for a bus, then wait until Allah subhanho
wa Taala executes his command, and Allah does not guide the defiantly disobedient people may Allah subhanahu attallah protect us so here, Allah subhanho wa Taala warns us against making anything in terms of our love, greater than the love that we have for Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam and Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said in a hadith in Sahih al Bukhari in the famous hadith of ns. He says, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam let me know I Dooku none of you truly believe none of you truly believe Hector akuna la until I become the most beloved to him. Meanwhile, he from his parents, well, well, Eddie, he and his children were nasty, marine and everybody else, all of
mankind, all of mankind. And we know very famous the honorable ha Pavarotti, Allah who and he famously went to Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and he said, I love you more than everybody else. But myself.
So Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, No,
no, you haven't really believed. So he said that I love you more than everybody else, including myself. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Allah number now now you have truly believed. So that's a snippet. From the life of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we can we can understand this snippet in two ways. Firstly, we serve nature of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that the Sahaba could come and perhaps joke with him, perhaps joke with him.
And the Sahaba could come and discuss anything with him.
sallallahu alayhi wasallam they wouldn't feel scared. They wouldn't feel shy. They wouldn't feel shy to go to and say Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam correct us here. This is our case. What do you think? Right. And we also learned from it, the strength of the man, the man of the Sahaba.
That once they are told that what they upon is not enough they can immediately change for the better. They can immediately change for the better. Omar didn't say give me a couple of days.
It's not enough. I have to love you more than me. Give me two days. Give me three days. You know, let me think about it. When we think about it, right? That's what we do. Right?
No, immediately said halus when I love you more than everybody including myself immediately.
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