Channel: Sajid Ahmed Umar
Season 1 – Episode 2: Lessons from pre-historic Arabia and the Prophet (SAW) lineage
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Bismillah R Rahman Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah who Allah Allah He was lucky he was seldom at the Sleeman Catherine lamb Delia My bad. I love melon melon, a llama and lantana in the Canton animal Hakeem, I love them. My alumna Marian ferula Bhima alum Tana Was it an environmental Karim? Rubbish roughly sadri is silly Emery wahaca melissani fo Kohli.
My dear brothers and sisters in Islam Salam alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatu
last from the past the Sierra in the 21st century, this Thursday night the 10th of July 2014. Live from the Melbourne Medina here in cold Australia.
We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to make our sitting solely for his sake alone.
And we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to make our sitting one which is pleasing to Him.
And we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to make us a gathering, that he is a good word and follows it and we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala together as engender in the same way that he has gathered us here today. I mean, I mean yesterday My dear brothers and sisters, we completed an introduction to this particular series, which will inshallah remain with us till the end of Ramadan with nilay Tana in our introduction yesterday, we discussed a brief definition of the term Sierra and discussed some benefits, some benefits of studying the Sierra. And we said that the objective behind taking those benefits was to Wetten our taste buds and make bigger our appetites so that we would be even more
diligent with the lessons that we hope to share with each other over the course of today, and the upcoming weeks.
Me Allah subhanho wa Taala
increase our love for Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam as a result of our sitting together and learning from his life, I mean, and May Allah subhanho wa Taala gather us with him in gender as well. I mean, I mean, in the upcoming nights My dear brothers and sisters, I hope for us to cover snippets and lessons up till the end of the Macan period. inshallah, and if Allah subhanho wa Taala wills, then we will complete lessons from the end of the second period, until the passing away of our beloved Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and that will obviously be in another setting because I do travel
towards the end of Ramadan, so we asked Allah subhanho wa Taala to preserve us all in his obedience and decree that inshallah we do come together to learn lessons from the events in the life of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, after he migrated from Makkah after he great migrated from from Mecca to to Medina, and the events that took place in Medina up till the end of his life sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So, we will inshallah discuss this Ramadan, the Moroccan period and those snippets from the Moroccan period and deduce and extrapolate lessons with nilla heeta Allah Now, when we look at the books of Sierra,
what we find is that they, in most cases, begin discussing pre Islamic Arabia. They always have a synopsis
regarding pre Islamic Arabia, meaning Arabia before the advent of our beloved prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And this is where you and I will begin insha Allah to Allah. And then, if we have some time, towards the end of tonight's session, I hope to share with you all a little bit about the genealogy and lineage of our beloved Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam. Now
we know my dear brothers and sisters, that Arabia before Islam was probably if not the most counterproductive platform of all platforms, the most counterproductive region of all regions, right. Yesterday we said that it existed between two civilizations, the Romans and the Persians and we said that this peninsula
was not considered to be a civil
was not considered to be a civilized
peninsula. It was not considered to be this. So, the question that begs to be asked is why this peninsula to be the advent of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to be the place of Revelation, the place in which the Ayat of Allah subhanho wa Taala descended, if this was the most counterproductive region, why this region to be the start of the day hour of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam we know that very few could read and write, in this particular region. There was no academic institutions there wasn't it wasn't known for its big libraries and books and so on and so forth. It wasn't known for its advancement in the different world, the sciences, right. And as we
said, very few could read and write. And we know that this peninsula and region was a hot sandy desert plane, surrounded by very few oases. The plural of Oasis, right very few Oasis existed. Yeah, so water as well was a problem, which means that this land was monotonous. And this land was unfit for cultivation. You couldn't practice agriculture, in this particular peninsula as well. Right? So this is teaching us how counterproductive this region was and how difficult life there was. And we know that it's people were people as we cited yesterday, people who are shackled, shackled, in shirk, and upon them as guidance taught to them by their forefathers, they were people who, whilst
they believed in Allah Subhana, who Allah they associated partners, and to Allah subhanho, wa Taala, they were pagans, they were idolaters. And
when we look at them, we to see that even though they were isolated, they had grid disunity amidst them, and amongst them with regards to that which they worship different tribes would have different idols, and in fact, different sometimes families within a tribe would create their own idol. And they would worship this idol. This was this was the state of the people, right? You and I would say some kind of law, I mean, you know, even common sense, common sense would dictate that we wouldn't do this. So what was the state of these people? Right? This was a region that had people as we said yesterday, that live their life upon this concept of, you know, survival of the fittest. It was
rampant with oppression,
vibrant with Reba vibrant in the negative sense, of course, vibrant with Riba. Women were treated as a commodity. Young girls were buried alive, dispute after dispute, and so on, and so forth. So why this particular region? Our scholars refer to La Jolla, La La him, they answered this question for us and they cited many wisdoms, why Allah subhanho wa Taala chose this region to be the starting point of the Tao of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, this region to be the place where his revelation would descend upon from the many wisdoms that they have cited refer to la de la him is that the fact that this region was hot, and arid, and barren and Sandy, and written of water for
this very same fact.
The same fact that earlier we said,
we're on or
entailed counterproductive elements, right. I was called as Rahmatullah here at AMC for these very same elements. Allah subhanho wa Taala chose this particular region because these elements made this region the perfect platform to start the Tao of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Why?
They say, because this region was left alone, by the other civilizations, they had no concern for Arabia, they had no care for Arabia, for the very same reasons that we cited. There was nothing there for them.
There was no agriculture, there was no academia. Right? There was no literacy.
The majority of them were unless there was no reason for these civilizations to take interest in this region, which means the people in this region would receive Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and would receive the message of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam in a
way that the Romans and the Persians would not, they would receive him salallahu alayhi wasallam in a very specific, unique sense, given how isolated they were, and given how far they were from any ideologies of the civilizations, the fact that they were left to be the ideologies of the civilizations never penetrated this particular region. Right. So there was no bias. There was no Roman bias, there was no Persian bias. Right? And if we look at some of the revelation of certain is in the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Let's look since it's Thursday night, a perfect example is Surah two calf, which we should read on Friday, on Friday the morning. All right, according to the
correct opinion. We are the rewards of surah through calf apply when a person reads the surah
during the day of Friday, not during the night or Friday, because most of the narrations, which talk about the benefits of reciting surah Toluca have sight the day we have a narration, which cites the night but this seems to be an odd narration meaning, there seems to be an addition from the narrator
and addition from the narrator because the majority of narrators revealed the Hadith or narrated to us the Hadith, citing day that wherever in Surah took care of during the day of Joomla. This is a footnote Of course.
Surah three, what was the reason of revelation behind surah through calf?
I was called as Rahmatullah hear him say that surah through calf was revealed, when the Quran decided that they
could make no headway with Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So they sent a couple of people to Medina, to where the Jews would reside, to ask them their advice on how to deal with Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam you see this they, they were not affected by the ideologies of the civilizations, right, the Romans, the Persians, and yes, some of the Jews that existed in the Jews and the Christians that existed in the peninsula, right, they were, they were far from being affected by their thought processes, and so on and so forth. And evidence of this is in the fact that they actually send to people to go and learn from them that look, you are a nation that
received many proper profits, this man claims to be a profit, and we can deal with him. So teach us what should we do? Right? So they were told they would they receive Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam in a way no other nation would have received them, given the the the unbiased nature of the minds,
and so on and so forth. And just to complete the story, what happened was these Jews advised them to go to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and asked him three questions, to ask him three questions. And they said, if he answers all three questions, he's not a prophet. And if he doesn't answer all three questions, he's not a prophet.
Or the other way around, if he doesn't answer all these three questions, he's not a prophet. And if he does answer all three questions, he's not a prophet. But if he answers some and doesn't answer some, or if he offers detail in some, and lacks detail in others, then he's a prophet Subhanallah you see, you see how sometimes how you can use knowledge
in a false way.
Right, they had knowledge, the Jews had knowledge, Allah sent them prophets. write a book was revealed to them. And that's why in Surah Fatiha Allah Subhana who is his only real bugaboo Be it him? We asking Allah to protect us from being from amongst those that Allah subhanho wa Taala has anger descended upon? Who are these people? Our scholars Rahmatullah here Allah him say that these are the Jews, Allah, anger fell upon them. Why? Because they had knowledge and they didn't practice what they knew.
Well of godly in the misguided ones are the Christians because they acted in worship without knowledge.
They acted in worship without knowledge. The Jews had knowledge and didn't put their knowledge into practice. They didn't put their knowledge into practice. So what were these three questions? What were these three questions they said, Go and ask him about the people of the Cave of heaven calf, and as simple as halibel can
go and ask him about the people of the cave and ask him about the just King
azucar name they said the just king but we know they meant by good karma. Why yes, Luna can deal Carmen in Surah through calf Allah says they ask you about will coordinate and ask
Ask him about the roof. Ask him about the soul. Two of these questions
were answered in detail in Surah, two calf and one did not have detail. And that was answered with a sutra known as pseudo Israelite which is just before Soraka Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Why is Allah rule? Could you come in? I'm Robbie
karela they asked you concerning the soul, tell them that the soul is from the commands of my Lord, and that which He has created 182 minute connellan I have little knowledge concerning the right. So he answered to in detail. And when he didn't offer detail, which proved he was a prophet, right? There, Platon plan fell on their face. There's a weak narration, but this is mentioned in in almost all the books of tafsir. They say, and this is just to add to your knowledge, they say that Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam when these questions came to him,
he said to them, I'll tell you tomorrow, but he forgot to say insha Allah. So revelation was delayed, the scholar is different as to how many days perhaps the most correct opinion it is that it was around 14 to 15 days.
Allah Allahu Allah, Allah who is somebody unknown in the chain of narrators, but this is something very famous in the books of Tafseer regarding the revelation of the surah and I was calling to say that is why Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah says in the surah, Allah, Allah tala and Alicia in in Nevada, Danica, Mahajan, Illa, Aisha Allah, don't say I'm going to do something Tomorrow, I will tell you something tomorrow, except that you should say insha Allah, if Allah subhanho wa Taala wills. So this region given the elements of this region, and given the people that were brought up in this region and nurtured in this region,
the the reality of this region created no interest in this a valid civilizations that existed. So we find that these pagan Arabs were not influenced by the ways of the Jews, nor the Christians, nor the way of the Persians, nor the way of the Romans. The Romans were obviously Christian, the Persians fire worshippers, even though they are cited as a civilization, but no doubt they had some promiscuous practices, practices which go against the concept of civilization, but if we just use the linguistic definition and say,
you know, civilization refers to a place that has prominence and progress in terms of scientific development, in terms of
development of the different academic sciences, and so on and so forth, and inventions and so on and so forth, then, yes, the Persians had this, and Allah subhanho wa Taala knows best. But even though these nations existed, they were not interested with this with this region, with this Arabian peninsula, with this pre Islamic peninsula and in the pre Islamic era. So these Arabs received Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam, without any bias, from the reason cited by our scholars, Rahmatullah here at him, is the fact that
are the reasons why Allah subhanho wa Taala chose this place to be the place of advent of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam was the fact that these people didn't have one religion.
They were pagan identities, yes. But even what they worshipped different. So some of them worshipped
the stars, and some of them worshipped trees, and the majority of them worshipped idols. And as I said, every tribe had its own idol. And some families then created their own idols. This was the way we know.
Famously saying after Islam, that once he made an idol out of dates, and he worshipped it, and then one day he was hungry. So he ate the dates. Right. Right. So this was this is one of the reasons as well why Allah subhanho wa Taala chose this place to be the advent of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
And this should teach us a very important point and we said this is Fukushima we want to we want to study snippets and extract lessons, we want to extract lessons. And this is the point of nurture versus nature.
We discussing the reality of this region, and we know how much sallallahu alayhi wa sallam came from this region, and that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam was not affected by the ways of these people. We know that he sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would go to his cave to his his car, or to his car. ahar refers to a narrow cave. A calf refers to a slightly wider
Just now we said a terrible calf, the people of the cave, the Arabic language is very rich. It has different names for something for the same thing. But there's slightly different elements
to this thing that caused the Arabs to give it a different name given the richness of the Arabic language. So he would go to the heart of the Cave of Hera was very narrow. And for those who have managed to climb the mountain, and visit the cave, you would see it's an extremely narrow cave. Although there's no need to climb the mountain. There's no extra rewards for doing so. But for those who have out of interest, you will see that it's a very narrow cave. The cave of the people of the calf was said to be a wide cave and thus it had this name outcast because they there were seven people. Right? And the dog was there
in this cave, so they all managed to fit in this case.
There were seven people and their dog it fits in the cave, it has to be wider. So COVID refers to a spacious cave, and the hall refers to a narrow cave. Allah subhanho wa Taala says
samito Cal boomin Allah subhanho wa Taala saying the eight of them was the dog teaching us that seven there were seven people the people of the of the cave, were seven people and their dog was the eighth being in this environment, some sort of masala and he was in the mood, go to the cave of Hira. And he would contemplate,
to read and contemplate the way of Ibrahim alayhis salam and contemplate how to worship Allah. And as we said yesterday, he didn't know how to verse Allah said to him while Jeddah cabal and fadda that from the blessings of Allah upon you is that you didn't know how to worship online we taught you how to worship Allah. Well, in the Arabic language, generally means ignorance, but in this ayah we don't say we don't translate it as we found you ignorant and then taught you now Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was not ignorant. He was not ignorant. He wasn't upon the way of the pagan Arabs, but he wasn't upon knowledge, complete knowledge. And Allah completed it for him as a
blessing and raise them in rank by giving him this knowledge by revealing to him some Allahu alayhi wasallam.
So he grew up amidst these people, but never do we see that Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam ever prostrated to an idol? Never did do we see that he ever accepted the worship of idols? Never do we see that he ever circumambulated the Kaaba, upon the way of the pagan Arabs close this naked will?
Never do we see that he indulged in alcohol, never do we see that he was involved in Riba and trade, illegal trade, haram trade, trade, which causes harm, never do we see him treating females as a commodity. Rather, we see him being known with the best of all names. He was known as the trustworthy he was extremely praised by the Quraysh and by the Arabs, in this in this place, praised him diligently. And this is a point for you and I to ponder, what do we learn from this brothers and sisters, we know today we find this argument nature and nature that you and I, we either are a product of nature, or we're a product of nature.
We either a product of DNA of science, which is nature, or we are a product of nature, we are a product of our environments. And if we analyze this given this eat this peninsula that we discussing and how counterproductive it was, and from this region came the best person to walk the face of this earth. We learn from this that you and I are not a product of nature, nor are we a product of nature. We are a product of our own selves of our fitness.
We should be a product of our fitrah we need to learn from this Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he was upon fitrah Why didn't he accept the way of these people? Because his natural disposition which Allah created him upon, did not accept this. Allah is fit for Allah He led he foreignness Allah. Allah created us upon fitrah and a natural disposition. And we know that Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said all of the children of Adam,
are born upon this fitrah upon this natural disposition, upon a Toshi and belief in our job and belief in Allah subhanho wa Taala but as Rasulullah salallahu alayhi wasallam says that, once parents make them Christians or Jews or fire worshippers, which means our environments, have a
great potential of polluting our ideologies and our beliefs and affecting us. But does it mean that we are a slave to our environment? And we have no way to escape it? Absolutely not? Absolutely not.
In terms of the nature argument we know from the atheists,
and those who say that we are a product of nature,
we are a product of time and the processes of time. They say you and I exist, because of the DNA having this desire to survive. The DNA had a desire to survive. So, it directed the body towards finding a spouse, and procreation.
This is what they say, this is what they say. And they say that a person looks after his child, because of the DNA is desire to survive. It knows that this child is the continuation of this DNA. So it looks after.
And they talk about how they use as experiments, these animals, right? how an animal also looks after its offspring looks after its offspring. They say this is this is part of the DNA.
But there is an argument that we can share and that is the argument of the cuckoo bird. You heard of a cuckoo bird? So, look the cuckoo bird, you find that the cuckoo bird if you put a another bird in its nest, it will look after that bird as well. It's not its own DNA, but it looks after that, but
so what do they say about that? They say no, the DNA sometimes can make a mistake.
So, who's cuckoo now? Is the DNA cuckoo? Or is the person saying we're a product of nature Cuckoo. You decide?
Allah Mustang Allah 100 Mustang, they say they have they have intellectuality but Subhanallah sometimes you just need common sense.
You just need common sense, right? So we learned from this, my dear brothers and sisters, that you and I are a product of this inner self that you and I have. But the problem why sometimes the inner self does not guide us is because there's so much loudness around us, that you and I fail to hear our inner voice. The inner voice is calling towards Allah. The inner voice is calling towards the obedience of Allah subhanho wa Taala the inner voice is calling us towards sanity. But we are living amidst the hustle and bustle of this life that's so loud, the Facebook, the Twitter, the social media, the emails, and so on and so forth. The dogmatic lives that we put ourselves in, it's so loud
that it drowns the voice, the inner voice that is whispering to us and calling us to sound towards sanity and towards common sense. And that is why my dear brothers and sisters, we too need a cave.
I was saying go and you know, get rocks in your house and start building caves in your rooms. But I'm saying we need a metaphoric a metaphorical cave. Right? Right. We need a form of we need a place that we go to for solace, a place we go to, to switch off from the hustle and bustle of life and understand who we are truly. Who are we this afternoon I shared I shared for those who joined the Zohar program. I shared with you writings from pivotal Josie Rahim Allah. In my morning reading I came across this amazing writing, even though Josie was pending his thoughts from his ponderings of life. You see, they used to ponder. They used to ponder they used to ask themselves what are they?
Sometimes we think we somebody but we really not that person. Japan has deceived us so badly that we think we that person
received the month of Ramadan is important. Because Japan is locked up. You have a chance now to see who you are truly as a person. I think we said this last night. You can't blame shavon anymore. If you have weaknesses. You can't say Shannon's fault. No, it's from the evil of yourself understand who you are as a person. This is a perfect month of introspection and reflection. To understand truly who you are, how close are you really to Allah normally shavonne he deceives us and makes us blame him. So a lot of the times we are placed in a sense of delusion that we find and it's because of shavon and we have to work on fighting Japan. Yes, we have to work on fighting shavonne and
protecting ourselves against a plan but working against working in protecting yourself against your your path starts by you understanding yourself understanding the holes that you have in your firewall that a person uses to inject his viruses, right. This is the month to fit to find those holes. So you can plug them so that after a while
Once a pan is on the prowl, and he comes to you, he says, He owns he owns a supernova what the shape and say, but he will come to you and and see a different person. See a person of taqwa This is taqwa. This is taqwa to build a bridge to build a barrier, not a bridge a barrier between yourself and the punishment of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Chapin has been erecting a bridge between you and the punishment of Allah. Ramadan comes and you have a chance to break that bridge and erect a wall, erect a wall, like the stone of little coordinate, we know the coordinate is just king. He erected a mighty wall and seals the elements of treble behind it. The Jews and the Jews, right? We should we
should bond over the Quran. My dear brothers and sisters, we read Sora through calf, time and time again. Time and time again. I think this weekend, I am busy, but perhaps next weekend, perhaps next weekend, we can get together for a few hours in the afternoon. Before you thought perhaps the organizers can can can look into this. And we can discuss a little bit about sort of Caf it's impossible to discuss all of Sudoku perhaps in a few hours, but just a little bit. We are in the month of Quran and inshallah Allah will reward us greatly insha Allah.
we need our cave brothers and sisters.
This place of solace that we go into
and understand ourselves, we distance ourselves from our children, from our wives from our families, and see really who we are. We need this. Are we truly connected to that inner voice? Are we truly upon the way of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam?
Are we truly upon the way that gains the happiness of Allah subhanho wa Taala? Or do we think we upon guidance, but really we are hook line and sink drowning
within the ways of our environments
that nurture peer pressure, peer pressure, not peer pressure as another pressure.
But this peer pressure, peer pressure, right? Sometimes the environments throw us right and left and we don't even know brothers and sisters. So let's take heed from Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam the fact that Allah chose him to grow up in this region
misguidance and he came out as the misguide he came out as the most guidance. And it's because of him that you and I insha Allah guided today, this is a sign this is a sign of looking after the fitrah of looking after the natural disposition and understanding is not nurture. Nor is it nature is that which Allah subhanho wa Taala created us apart. So this is a reason from the reasons why the scholars or reason from the reasons why Allah subhanho wa Taala chose Arabia as the place of advent of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Also, our scholars say that from the reasons why Allah chose this place, and Allah subhanho wa Taala knows best is that this region had a solid support structure
And we know that Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam benefited from this.
This was a region that had people who respected blood and the bonds of blood.
If one person was harmed, the entire the entire tribe
would be affected by the harm of one person in this tribe. They had a solid structure for tribesmen and looking after the rights of the people of their tribe. And this policy worked for us Rasul Allah alayhi wa sallam, for when he began his journey inviting towards Allah subhanho wa Taala. We know that Balu Hashem protected him greatly. Abu Talib Abu Talib was his greatest supporter. This tribe of Banu Hashim, one of the tribes of the Quran,
supported him greatly and ensured that no harm came to him from any other tribe and no other tribe dead hub Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam because no one would want to face the wrath of Balu Hashem a well respected tribe, a tribe that was looking after the affairs of the carrabba Hashem was looking after the affairs of the Kaaba, as we will come see when we discussed the grandfather's of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam benefited from this concept that existed here, perhaps if he was in another civilization that didn't have the support structure. Right. And we see today, today, some harmala
we see brothers
Turn on each other brothers for a little bit of gain in this dunya and inheritance issue. For example, we see blood brothers turning against each other. Allah knows best how it was in the civilizations around Arabia, but definitely in Arabia, blood
was thicker than water. As we say, in the English language, Islam came with something greater. Islam came with the bond of the heat, and the bond of belief. Islam came with a bond far greater than the bond of blood. Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar. This is what Islam came with. And that is why we have Barbara De La Hoya. And when he was fighting Islam so viciously, he only did so because he saw Islam as that, which caused disunity. He didn't understand the wisdom of Islam. He saw it as something causing this unity. fathers are turning against their children. Children are turning against their fathers, brothers are turning against each other tribesmen are turning against each other. This was
not what he was bought, brought up upon. Right. So he fought Islam viciously, because he saw Islam as creating disunity, but the day alarm showered guidance upon him. And indeed, it is Allah who guides and he saw that Subhanallah we were upon this unity and Islam brings us upon unity. He became the greatest supporter of Islam, Allah who and we know after his Islam, how he went to Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam and uttered the famous words are less than ideal. How are we not upon the truth? Why are we hiding and worshipping Allah Subhana? Allah, Allah Subhana Allah yesterday he was lashing people for reciting La ilaha illa Allah today he's upset as to why we bring in secret. He
says surely we have a greater right to the Kaaba, we should go and offer the Salah at the Kaaba, probably Allah Yamaha and this is over a mil hubub Ravi Allah who is a great character and personality that we find during our study of the era of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam and we said one of the wisdoms why we study the Syrah is to grow our love for the Sahaba robiola as you marry.
From the reasons cited as well, my dear brothers and sisters as to why Allah chose this reason, this this region for the advent of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam was the fact that this region had the strongest language that existed in the world. And it is the strongest language that exists in the world now. And that is the Arabic language. And Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam came at a time when the Arabic language was at its peak in terms of eloquence, in terms of elegance, in terms of excellence, right? The seven hanging out that denote the pedigree of poetry in the Arabic language existed before the advent of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam which means the Arabic
language reached a mighty degree.
And the Arabic language is the language which Allah subhanho wa Taala chose as a vessel to hold the laws of Allah subhanho wa Taala and the teachings of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Surely the container, which holds something mighty, must be mighty as well.
Think about it, you wouldn't put petrol and parafin in a plastic package, or bag, you wouldn't. It's not worthy of holding a substance of
such density. You need an appropriate container, it might hold water, but it won't hold parafin for example, it won't hold hold Petro, for example, or oil for example, with time it will seep through, it's not worthy enough of holding the contents that are inside it. So we choose a worthy container. Allah subhanho wa Taala chose the Arabic language to be the container to hold the roles of Allah subhanho wa Taala Subhana Allah. So this region had the greatest language. And so Panama think about it brothers and sisters, we are living more than 1400 years after Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam and much longer after the advent of the Arabic language, right. The Arabic language came
about many, many years before Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam and that needs a different discussion. We discuss the genealogy of the Arabs the Caspian and the Adnan and so on and so forth. Where did these Arabs come from? Right? That's a whole different discussion. We might need an hour together and it's it's probably not everybody's cup of tea genealogy and it gets a bit too academic and sometimes can get confusing, but inshallah we'll, we'll look at the lineage of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam at least the Arabic language existed way before Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam but it exists today, you and I, if we learn that the Arabic language we can
understand the Quran that was revealed to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And we can read the writings of the scholars that wrote the explanations
of the ayah in the Quran in the teachings of Rasulullah, sallAllahu, Alayhi, wasallam, and so on and so forth. It's an error. It's a language that has not died, we say languages which have died, and languages which have been born.
The Arabic language still exists, but what about the languages that English didn't exist that we are the languages of that time of those civilizations? Do they exist today?
Subhan Allah Subhana Allah, so it was only worth having this reason alone would be enough for this wisdom alone would be enough enough for us to appreciate why Allah subhanho wa Taala chose this particular region, and Allah Subhana, who Allah knows best, but somebody told me that they came across a study, a study, which advised that the greatest sciences that exists today, medicine,
and all the scientific sciences, the branches of science, even mathematics, and physics, and so on and so forth, should be translated into the Arabic language to preserve it forever.
Right, Western academics, Western academics have appreciated this point that we've cited which our scholars have cited as a wisdom.
Why Allah subhanho wa Taala chose Arabia as the place of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the Advent, right? Western academia has understood that this language is rich, it's so well preserved. Its grammar is of a high pedigree, and well documented, its morphology is of a high pedigree, and well documented, its eloquence, and poetry is of a high pedigree and well documented, and how to understand it and learn it and so on and so forth. In fact, even the way it's taught, the way the language is taught, has evolved. Right? Even the way the language is taught is evolved, such that it's conducive to the different centuries, that we see.
vibrant with lessons pertaining to the Arabic language to the people that lived within that century. So this is one of the reasons as well, why Allah subhanho wa Taala chose this region, another wisdom which I was called as a Rahmatullah here and aim is that Arabia was central to the world. This region was central to the entire world. So it was conducive for Islam to spread and flow into the rest of the world. And don't forget that this region had the carrabba and had the well of Zamzam. We will have Zamzam which was covered and then and dug by one of the grandfather's of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam, and inshallah we'll discuss this. So people were already coming for the
hedge, because they knew the hedge was a place where people gathered. So traders would come for trade, they know that this we should travel there because the world meets up there, and we sell our product, even if they were in people who perform the pilgrimage, they would come to Arabia. So this so that the the Tao of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam became easier in that he could pass on the message to those who came to him
rather than he sallallahu alayhi wasallam traveling to all the different countries and the different dynasties and the different regions, right, they were already coming for the Hajj, and he could spread his message amongst them and amidst them, and we see from the Sierra, that Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam did just that. And this is why he was a great threat to the koresh. right because when they were coming, he was preaching to them a message which was far different to the ways of the Quran. The Quran was seen as the protectors of the Kaaba. So this is another wisdom that I was calling sight behind why Allah subhanho wa Taala chose
this particular region to be the place that His revelation would come to, and the place that His Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would come from, and Allah subhanho wa Taala knows best now brothers and sisters, when we look at these wisdoms, Allah He, what it should do within yourself and myself is grow enough for Allah subhanho wa Taala. This is what you should do, we should become even more amazed by our Creator subhanho wa Taala. And they should cause us to exalt Him more and glorify Him more for Allah Who Who could have chosen Arabia as the setting
for revelation and the sending of a prophet besides Allah subhanho wa Taala your mind and my mind wouldn't have if we sat down, if we were given the task, think about it, of choosing the place for revelation and the advent of the final profit. No profit will come after him. And this and we look at Arabia and so how bad it is, how accurate it is, how hot it is, the nature of its people. The way it lacks resources, there's no water there is not a place of agriculture. You'll never see plantations there. And so on and so forth. mcisaac Valley in and out
itself, would you and I choose this place with our minds unlimited wisdom and hikma? Absolutely not. Absolutely not. So panoply Allah Allah, only Allah subhanho wa Taala could choose this place. And when we read the Sierra and understand these wisdoms, surely our love for Allah subhanho wa Taala should increase as our or
in Allah subhanho wa Taala increases our offer lots of people who attend increases, right? This is this teaches us that truly the wisdom of Allah subhanho wa Taala is perfect, is perfect. And this should teach us how we don't know and how Allah subhanho wa Taala knows what La Jolla and when to let alone. Allah subhanho wa Taala says Azhar and Takahashi well who are hydrolock who was
right? Allah says sometimes you like something but it's bad for you. And sometimes you dislike something but it's good for you. So hon Allah Allahu
Allah knows when to let Allah more than you truly do not know. That is why never complain and never be people have an agenda and it's the
people who act in haste,
a trial or tribulation before then immediately we start denying Allah subhanho wa Taala.
exercising the belief which we say we have
in Allah subhanho wa Taala and the wisdom that Allah subhanho wa Taala has, and how perfect his wisdom is, instead of doing this, we become people who act in haste. And we deny Allah subhanho wa Taala when you have to understand my dear brothers and sisters, there's nothing there's nothing as complete evil. There's nothing as complete evil. Evil is what you and I perceive as evil.
But the if you look at it from another angle, this benefit I'll give you an example. Allah protectable our cars. I mean,
if hailstones fell from the sky, and smashed all the windscreens of our vehicles, is that good or bad?
That's bad, isn't it? Is that would you say? Salaam Alaikum good news. My windscreen cars crashed today smashed today by hail. What about yours? It happened Alhamdulillah when we do this? No, it's bad. Is it good or bad? It's bad. But what about the guy who sells windscreens?
Good or bad? Hey, hamdulillah got business. Right? The guy who sells windscreens he sold out. So was it was bad from one angle for somebody else? It was good.
Right? There's nothing like complete evil.
Right? And take this lesson. Allah subhanho wa Taala chose this region from the outside you and I will say Subhan Allah this region out of all regions. But when we look at the results, the results that you and I are Muslims today because of this region, and the wisdoms which I was called as Rahmatullah here. Did you have deduced as to why Allah subhanho wa Taala chose this region, what would you say good or bad? Who said was the perfect place? There was no better place than this place to witness the advent of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, in everything, brothers and sisters take the story of use of Allah His setup, when he was thrown into
the bottom of the world, as a young boy, seven or younger, was that good or bad?
There was bad see young boy left to die in the bottom of a while. But 50 something years later, when he is the minister in Egypt. And it's because of his skills, he was able to save or able to create a situation of surplus in terms of the agriculture that they practiced that when the drought came, he was able to feed Egypt as well as the surrounding regions. Right. Right. The fact that now he is the minister in charge of this, and he could not have become who he became if he wasn't thrown into the house. When he was this young boy. When you look at it, from that perspective, was him being in the wild, good or bad? It was very good. It was very good. If he did if he wasn't in the well, the
caravan would not have found him. If they didn't find him. They wouldn't have transported him to Egypt. If he wasn't transported, transported into Egypt. He wouldn't have been in the slave market when the when the minister at the time was shopping for a slave Subhan Allah see the wisdom of Allah subhanho wa Taala. That is why don't be people who act in haste My dear brothers and sisters and deny Allah, we make dua and we act in haste. Allah will always answer our door
as Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam taught us except that you are the one who makes us do it in haste. He makes his door and he makes do it. Then he says I love answering my door. And this happens, this happens people say this. I'm asking and asking you
Asking until when? Until when Emma will answer when is Allah going to make me suffer making? Do I even that is not answering my area to be law. I've heard this. I've heard this. This is dangerous, my dear brothers and sisters, and their agenda to me and a Sherpa.
acting in haste is from sharepad. We have to be people of patience. And people have true Eman. And as Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Well Lacan phenylethylamine cobla him for
Academy, it's not enough for you to say I believe.
I see Vanessa yusaku Amanda, homelife ternoon it's not enough for you to say you believe and alone test you is going to test what he's going to test you to make manifest the reality of what you have said, Do you truly believe? Do you truly believe and exercise patience, when difficulty afflicts you? And this highlights the reality of your Eman? Or do you act in haste and deny Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah and disbelief Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us? I mean, I mean, may Allah subhanho wa Taala showered upon us wisdom? Well, may you tell hickmott avocado to hiren kathira. Allah says the one who has been given wisdom has been given.
abundant, good, abundant good, right as we discuss these wisdoms behind why Allah chose Arabia as the Advent for Mohammed Salah as an as the place where Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would emerge from.
We can't help but ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to make us people have wisdom as well. I mean, I mean era alchemy.
Before anything of my dear brothers and sisters and said, Let's discuss a little bit about the genealogy of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. When we look at the lineage of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam, we see that we can divide
his lineage into three portions. The first portion has the lineage that all the scholars agreed, there's no difference of opinion regarding
and the names mentioned in the chain.
And then we have the second portion.
And that portion
consists of a chain that the scholars have disputed, and this evidence is but the evidences are not clear. Thus, the scholars have disputed the disputed certain they've disputed the, the chain being the lineage of Rasulullah, sallAllahu, alayhi wasallam or certain grandfathers that have been mentioned being from the grandfathers of Rasulullah, sallAllahu, Alayhi, wasallam and so on and so forth. And then we have the third portion, and this portion is a portion that has little or no evidence to substantiate it. Okay, three portions, as for the first portion,
then this consists of the grandfather's of Rasulullah, sallAllahu, Alayhi, wasallam, up to his grandfather, who was named at an end or called at Nan le I told you about Atlanta and Caspar, right? They they have been said to be the foundation of the Arabs, right? Although different from Adnan because Adnan was from the descendants of Ishmael Allah, his Salah, and he smiled at a Salam was not Arab Arab, he wasn't born. He wasn't from Arabia. He was from Iraq. Ibraheem alehissalaam was in Iraq, and Ibrahim Alayhi. Salam left, he smiled and he said I'm with her. Jerry has Sarah
in the place, where now we find the the well of Zamzam and the Kaaba, right. So they were they were moved to,
to Makkah, they will move to macabre originally they were from Iraq, but we know that it's made adding saddam as he grew up, and the well of Zamzam brought the Arabs into the region, he married from one of the tribes that came into this region, and thus, the, or the Arabian
concept came into play in terms of his progeny, and thus we have Adnan
that is said to be one of the foundations of the Arabs, one of the foundations of the Arabs, and then we have capanne and that is another foundation of their lives. Now what we must know is all prophets after Ibrahim Alayhi Salam go back to Abraham and he Salah
all prophets after Abraham and he said, Go back to Ibrahim Alayhi Salaam via his two sons is reading Salah, which the scholars of the sea to say or some say, was given to Brahim at Salomon Ibrahim was 90 years of age
and is happily Salah,
which the scholars say, was given to Ibrahim Alayhi Salam around 10 years after his married and his Salah. So all profits go back to Abraham Lincoln Sam via these two profits. But what's more interesting is all the profits go back to Ibrahim Alayhi Salam via his help and his Salah.
Except to one profit, and that is Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam for he goes back to
Ibrahim Alayhi Salam via his son, his marine Allah, his Salah. So Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is from the progeny of his very early Salah was the as the vvv as the prophets, his help and the any aku and Yusuf Alayhi, Salam and so on and so forth Moosa and Isa and so on and so forth, then from the progeny of his head, and he sent me this clear, right, this was this, this was one of the blessings of Ibrahim and he said, Allah subhanho wa Taala gave Ibrahim alayhi salam, blessings. When that as the prophets did not have because of the Baraka and blessing of Ibraheem alehissalaam himself, Allah loved him a lot. And Allah gave him a mighty rank. And this mighty rank was given to
Ibrahim alayhi salam, why, because of the level of tawheed of Ibraheem alehissalaam his tawheed was praiseworthy, and that is why we find Allah subhanho wa Taala giving him precedence in the Quran, in front of other prophets, in many an ayah. Allah will mention him first, even though it might be a person might say that it would be acceptable if he was mentioned later. But Allah brings him in front in, in many Anya in many an area and I was calling him because of his the heat and level of the heat. And as Ibrahim said, what an overall muslimeen he was a champion of the heat and being the greatest submitted to the world of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And we know that he put a knife to the
neck of his son, a son that was given to him when he was 19 years old. For years, he was asking Allah for the son, for years, he was asking Allah for this child for years, so that he could continue on earth after him. wasn't asking for a child like how you and I asked for a child.
So Pamela, he was asking so that the message of the heat would continue. But yes, it's natural that a father loves his child, and a parent loves his or her child. It's natural. Allah tested him. Allah tested him with that child, that who is more beloved to Allah and the law of Allah,
or your child. Because remember, Islam refers to is this lamp. And it's this lamp refers to submitting to the will of Allah, in the moment that you are in. If you submit to the will of Allah, in the moment that you live in, you are a Muslim, you are a Muslim. Right? That is why I was called as Rama to hear him say, the Jews who accepted Isa and his Salam and died upon the will of Isa one Muslim,
because they accepted the will of Allah and that was accepting his salary, Sam is a profit and those who accept that Musashi, Salama Muslims, but when they denied the visa, they came out of the fold of Islam, because they did not submit to the will of Allah in the moment that they lived in Islam. This is the meaning of Islam. Yes, we always hear Islam is peace and Islam does mean peace. But Islam also means something else, which is submitting to the will of Allah in the moment that you are in. And this is not a story of Ibrahim Ali Salim, were discussing the seer of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam, the greatest man to have walked the face of the earth but nonetheless, this is
necessary mentioned given that Ibraheem alehissalaam is considered to be the father of the prophets, for the reason, which I shared with you earlier now.
We said that Ibrahim Alayhi Salam received many blessings from the blessings of Abraham was that he was
cited as the father of the Arab so a lot made every prophet after him to be linked to him in lineage, number one, number two, we see from the blessings of Ibrahim alayhi salam, that he was chosen to build the Kaaba and act of worship that nobody else can do.
Which prophet after Ibraheem alehissalaam did this? Nobody, nobody. What is your of our Ibrahim al?
middle bait? What is Marin have been at Taco Bell meanness of Santa Monica desire to quit this ayah. Sanjeev will lie. Right. Ibrahim is a specific person he's a prophet. The task he was given to do was specific nobody else can do that task with the caravan. The place that he had to do it was specific as well. It cannot be done anywhere else specific, specific specific. And even though all the specifics fell on him and he was specific himself, what does he say after he finishes Rob Burnett?
Oh Allah except from us.
panel as if there were other servants of Allah doing MC I will accept from us as you accept from them. Today Subhan Allah Who knows what we say I will accept from me don't accept from him when he has a villa. Competition is always market share. We live in the era of branding and marketing, right consumerization market share who owns the lion's share of the market? Isn't it
Right, even amongst those that, that that discussion happens, you know, which has the most Facebook followers. This happens, isn't it? Everyone's laughing who's got the lion's share of the dour, isn't it?
There was no competition amongst the MBA and he was salatu wa salam, they were assistance to one another. They helped one another. Do you not see
the example of Ibrahim alayhis salam and loop Allah, his Salah, they lived in the same time. And when the angels came to give Ibrahim Alayhi Salam glad tidings of a child. And then they told him that we also going to the people of loads, we're going to destroy this nation. Great punishment is coming to them. What did he do? Did he say Alhamdulillah? My competition? You know, we both in the way we both in the dour, right? He's an organization I'm an organization, I need to shut that organization down. Right. Did you say Alhamdulillah? Now I can take that. It can it can be all mine? No, no, he immediately spoke to the angels and said he had opa. Notice there? What are you? What are
you talking about?
What are you talking about? My breath is there sapan arabela, Hana Look, they will help us to one another. They they knew that what this prophet wants to do is what this prophet wants to do. When he's successful, I'm going to celebrate because he's he's creating the world I'm trying to create.
And when I'm successful, he's going to celebrate, because I'm creating the world he wants to create as well. We should assist one another and we shouldn't fight with one another and try and close one another down. We are granted the understanding. These are side notes. But I said this is physical zero. We're not going to be discussing the CRR me telling you the story of this hero who said we're gonna take snippets and learn from it right? That's what we want to do.
So inshallah this discussion is in its place. Ibrahim Alayhi Salam
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alayhis salam Allah gave us with these great MBA engender me? So Ibrahim Alayhi Salam he asks a lot to accept from him. Well, why this is a lesson for you and I my dear brothers and sisters,
we practice fasting This is not a specific, a bad everybody practices fasting. In fact, Allah says fasting was prescribed upon the people before us as well. Right?
When we finish fasting, let's make it a habit to ask Allah have been at Taco Bell when when we finish therapy, and this is not specifically bad. The only way is performing this a bad
whereas make it a habit to ask Allah robina
This should be the way of a believer when he worships Allah. A believer does not become arrogant when he worships. He does not tell himself I have reached
I am better than him. I perform three, three Salawat in the day in the masjid. He doesn't perform any at all I am better. I observed the hijab. She doesn't I am better. my trousers are above my ankles. He isn't. I am better. I have a beard Subhanallah no rabada should make us more humble.
A bed should make us more humble. The more of the sooner Allah blesses us to revive, the more humble we should become rather This is the nature of of these events, this ribeye that brings us closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And if this is the case that the qualities of the hereafter come into our hearts, if our provider is that making us humbled is a problem with our application. My dear brothers and sisters understand this. Ibrahim Alayhi Salam is the greatest example specific person specific act of worship specific place there's no one else is going to take it away from him. But he turns to online says Robin attackable me
from the blessings of Ibrahim alayhis salam is that Allah lifted mass punishment from the earth after him.
No nation was
wiped off the face of this earth in its entirety of Abraham. And not even the machinery called the pagan Arabs. Given the alien ignorance Subhan Allah Subhana Allah I've been given a red card
I've been given a red card by the way I you know, I thought the World Cups don't finish it. Welcome Ceylon. Don't they give you no cards before it cuts?
By we finished just now inshallah we finished this now inshallah. So, this first portion which the scholars agree to entail, the grandfather's of Rasulullah, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam up to adnet up to adnet.
And this chain goes as follows Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the son of Abdullah the son of Abu Talib.
Son of a sham, who was the son of abdomen F, who was the son of Poseidon, who was the son of keylab, who was the son of Mora, who was the son of cab, who was the son of Louis, who was the son of violet, who was the son of Fisher, who was the son of Malik, who was the son of Nava, who was the son of banana, who was the son of who's a man, who was the son of Modica, who was the son of Le s, who was the son of mother, who was the son of Nisa, who was the son of man, who was the son of
this lineage, all the scholars agree to this is the lineage of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam up to adnet.
We lost lineage which I said, which has little or no evidence is from Ibrahim Alayhi, salam to Adam and he Salah of to Adam and he Salah, and perhaps this, the fact that our Sherry has given us the greatest details pertaining to this first portion, and the grandfathers of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam up to add, that is enough for us. It's it suffices for us and there's great wisdoms. There's great wisdoms in this noble lineage, right in sha Allah, you know, red card means have to get off the pitch. So I respect that. inshallah what we will do is when I come tomorrow, insha Allah and Allah brings us together tomorrow, we will discuss some of the grandfather's of Rasulullah
sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and some of the things they did, which made them wealthy and and this will teach us how noble the lineage of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam is, and then we will ponder and extrapolate certain wisdoms, certain wisdoms, from the fact that Allah subhanho wa Taala, blessed Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam with this noble lineage. Allah He and Hades hula umalas as they say, when we speak about the best of people to have walked the face of this earth. When does it become bored? When does it become tired? I love you all for the sake of Allah, everything correct said is from Allah subhanho wa Taala and he's perfect. And any mistakes are from
myself and Siobhan and I see como subhanho wa Taala is forgiveness. May Allah preserve us in his obedience and gather us here again tomorrow. Heather Allah who was salam wa Sallim wa barik ala nabina Muhammad, Allah Allah He was big marine was salam o Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh