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Season 1 – Episode 3: Lessons from The Incident of the Elephant


AI: Summary © The Prophet sallam alayhi wa sallam, a man who inspired Islam's actions and events, is a key event in the culture of Canada. The speakers emphasize the importance of strong belief in one's values and avoiding negative behavior, while also acknowledging the benefits of body language for reducing fear and empowering creativity. They emphasize the need for people to be present and not ignore the presence of others, and emphasize the benefits of body language for reducing fear and empowering creativity.
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Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah who Allah Allah He was a he was a limiter Sleeman kathira

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Baba brothers and sisters in Islam Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh. All praises belong to Allah subhanho wa Taala and peace and salutations be upon the final messenger, Muhammad Ali Abdullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, I bear witness that there is no one worthy of worship besides one Allah, and that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is his final messenger. Brothers and sisters Welcome to part three of our series titled a blast from the past zero in the 21st century. Yesterday what happened we ended our program discussing the lineage of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. We discussed the lineage of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. But as you recall, I

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was given a red card, because time was up. And we said that today we will complete

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that particular segment and move to the next segment, the segment after the lineage of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, which I want to share with you all is the story of the elephant the incident of the elephant. And

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I wanted to share with you

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the incident after that meaning for our series, because this is, as we said, the type of a Sierra, right? We're not doing this methodical.

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traversing through the Sierra, right, we didn't fit the Sierra we're just taking incidents from the life of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi, wasallam and trying to deduce lessons. So the next incident that I had for you all was the incident of the opening of the chest of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Back to Panama. As I sat pondering over the story of, or the incident of the elephant,

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Allah inspired so many lessons subhanho wa Taala that I felt,

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just discussing this particular incident will suffice for this particular evening, may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us Baraka in our time, in our health, and in our deeds, I mean, just ending of the discussion related to the lineage of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Yesterday, we

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discussed the lineage up to the grandfather of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam called

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and we heard so many

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names, names of our beloved Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam his grandfather's, there's a few grandfathers that come to light and shine because of certain incidents specific

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to their lives. from them is the grandfather called cosign for per se.

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He was the one who was known for the actual rally of the courage, the actual rallying, have the courage to take over the affairs of the cabin. So it was his vision. And he's genius that instigated the Porsche coming together and taking over the affairs of the cargo we know that the Quraysh were in charge of the caravan and the affairs of the caravan and, and the Hajj and the pilgrims, and so on and so forth. Right? We know this, you know, even from our study of the life of Rasulullah, sallAllahu, alayhi wasallam, after his birth, or even after the advent of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam, the Quraysh had influence surrounding the Kaaba and the well of Zamzam and the

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affairs of the characters such as, such as the height. So this grandfather, per se, he was the one who started the spring, right? That's what we call it nowadays, isn't it the spring.

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So he he ran it, the operation and got them together

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and strategize the actual taking over of the cover and its affairs. And, in fact, this particular grandfather of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. He was so respected by the parish, because of the leadership role, which he took, and how he strategize the entire affair, and how excellent the execution was. He had such great respect amongst the Qureshi.

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Those that came after would hear the stories of the grandfather to say that when Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam came to them with the message of Islam they would say, resurrect for us.

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Because he was an honest chef, he was an honest man. And if he bears testimony to your Prophethood, then we will accept this was the kind of

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respect the courage had for this particular

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person, or this particular grandfather. So they would say he was an honest man, they would say he was an honorable man, if you resurrect him and he bears testimony to witness we will accept you as a prophet of Allah. Now, when he passed away, he left sons, he left four sons, actually, he left four sons, and the most honorable of them was another grandfather.

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That we discussed, when we discuss the grandfather's of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And that was apt vanaf manner, and abdomen, abdomen if he had a son.

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And the son's name was heisha. Or he was known as he sham. And he was also another grandfather of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And this he Sham became famous because this, this he Sham, or this grandfather of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam was said to be the one who started the famous journeys in the summer, and the famous Japanese in the winter. You know, the letter schita it was safe, as we read, in Surah de Laffy Porush, Allah subhanho wa Taala, talks about the famous caravans and the famous journey of the summer and the winter, that the Quraysh had this

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grandfather of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he shall who was called he Sham and we'll, we'll discuss why later,

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he was responsible for

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starting these famous journeys. Now,

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this person, even though he was known as he shall,

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his name was actually ama, his name was actually armor, but he became famously known as he shall, he became famously known as a sham. Why, because he was the one who is famously known for preparing or crushing the ingredients and preparing the famous Arab dish known as 30. For the pilgrims, for the pilgrims, 30 is a type it is a meal which consists of stock,

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chicken, or meat, meat rather. And bread. It's a it's a, it was considered an affluent dish, right? If you were if you were given 30 then you are on it, you are on it, and he would do so for the pilgrims, he would do so for the pilgrims. So, this concept of Hashanah Yangshuo, this process of crushing the ingredients and preparing the theory, the this this meal known as studied, made him famously known as, as he shall maintain, famously known as he shall, also from the grandfather's of our beloved Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and this is a famous grandfather that we must all know is the grandfather called the Abdullah

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Abdullah McBurney. This was another grandfather of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And he was a famous grandfather of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Why, because he took care of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam after his mother passed away, as we've read many times, in the sphere of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Now up to look at this particular grandfather, is said to have been brought up in Medina, he said to have been brought up in Medina, and he was the one responsible for digging the well of Samsung, right, the wall of Samsung became covered. And he was the one responsible for recovering it not

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40 covering this particular one, he recovered it. There's some stories in this era, Allah subhanahu Allah knows best, the reality of the stories, but they it states that he actually saw a dream

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several times, and the dream happened in different formations of a person telling him of different places, and then this person going away. And then finally, after a few nights of the dream, this person told him of a particular place near the curb or a particular direction from the curb, and this person stayed and saw out the dream with him. So he actually woke up and went to this place and uncovered the well of Zamzam and actually took a great responsibility over it because he saw himself as the discoverer. Right. until it was said to him that look, you know, this is the property of the car and the car is handled by the Porsche. They are

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phase of the garbage is handled by the parish also give us some form of legitimacy to this well, and they had discussions about this, but this is not, or going into detail with regards to the story is is not always beyond the scope of this particular classroom. But this is just some information for you to know, this grandfather as well was the famous grandfather who took an oath and said, If Allah subhanahu, Allah gives me 10 cents, then I will sacrifice one of them.

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And this tells you the nature of the courage, right for somebody to actually say, If Allah gives me 10 seconds, one second I will, I will sacrifice right. So he was famous for this story as well. Now,

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no doubt this lineage is a noble lineage. This tribe is a noble tribe, it has respect. And we will come to see in the next story just how much respect this tribe had. Right? And Allah subhanho wa Taala chose for his beloved Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, this particular lineage, he said, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that Allah Almighty chose Kenan and from the project from the progeny of Islam and remember, we said Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam yesterday we discussed that he goes back to Ibrahim alayhis salam, via smile at a Salah. He says sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that Allah subhanho wa Taala chose Canada from the progeny of his married and chose Porush from Kenan and

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chose from Quraysh Banu Hashim and chose me from Blue hashey. Right? This is what he said sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and during our introduction, we discussed the hadith of Ibn Mr. Ravi Allah and when he said Allah looked at the hearts of his servants, and he looked, he saw the best heart and that heart was the heart of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and then he looked at the hearts of, of his servants after Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam and he took the best hearts and made those hearts the companions of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam they made those hearts the ministers have Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam May Allah subhanho wa Taala gather us with Rasulullah

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sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and his companions in gender. Now, what are the benefits when we study the lineage of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Remember we said we taking incidents, and we discussing benefits? Why have we picked this particular topic? The topic pertaining to the lineage of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Well, my dear brothers and sisters, we have benefits from this study. The first benefit is to understand

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why the Quraysh never ever criticized his lineage. We know the poor, he called him a plethora of names. They said he's a madman. They said he's a magician. Right? And they called him so many names. But one thing they never ever, ever, ever criticized or tried to pollute. When they were trying to discredit Rasulullah, sallallahu alayhi wasallam was his lineage, because this concept of lineage was something well respected by the parish. And and by the people of that time yesterday, we discussed how they respected blood, blood was important to them, right? They took revenge for the sake of blood, if you if you messed around with one person, the entire tribe was on your case, you

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know, how they when they talk about gangs, right? Right. And so you mess with my brother, and the brothers will come? Right. So

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they valued lineage.

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And never mind that we grandfathers in the lineage of Rasulullah sallallahu, alayhi wasallam were prominent grandfather's, they were known for massive incidents. Right? They were considered Noble. And these people when they would talk to the young, they would mention to them these grandfather's. So if they were to criticize Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam his lineage this was a contradiction of themselves first and foremost. And this was an insult and oppression to those who they looked up to who had passed away. These grandfather's in the lineage of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So Allah Subhana, who this was a mercy from Allah, the benefit we take from this is

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that Allah subhanho wa Taala His mercy was indeed divine. And his mercy is divine subhanho wa Taala that he chose for he protected the loss of Allahu alayhi wa sallam by giving him this lineage also,

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by giving Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam this lineage, Allah subhanho wa Taala protected the data of Hama sallallahu, alayhi wasallam. So nobody could get up and say that this person comes from, you know, a group or a tribe or a clan or a family that really doesn't have anything to be proud of. So he's come with the data and the proposition to try to bring attention

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To his name and his family's name, right? So this was protecting the Tao of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So this is from the wisdoms and benefits that we get from learning from understanding, firstly,

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this lineage and a little bit about the grandfathers of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam obviously, out of our love for Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam we would want to find out his lineage. Remember we said in the first lesson, that when you love someone, you want to find out everything about them, everything, everything, it might not matter to somebody, but to you It matters. Why because you have this deep rooted love for this person. And we said that love for Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam is deed its religion, my dear brothers and sisters, this is the no one truly believes. No one truly believes unless and until you love Rasulullah sallallahu

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alayhi wasallam more than your mother more than your father, more than your grandmother more than your grandfather more than your cousins more than your children, and so on and so forth. None of us truly believe. So it's been to love him. And the reason why we sat here today is to show a manifestation, a manifestation of our love for Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, because we want to learn more and more and more about him sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Allah subhanho wa Taala gather us with him in gentlemen. I mean, I mean and we can sit with him and tell him of the wonderful nights we spent in Ramadan in cold Melbourne, in the in the Medina Mashallah, right? We

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loved Medina so much we couldn't settle. We couldn't go to Medina but we we had the masjid and we named it Medina and we learnt about you, oh prophet of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, how amazing would that be? Would that be amazing? Make sure you tell him who came to teach you.

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When we when when we discuss how noble the lineage of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam was and how the poorest never ever attempted to criticize it. This becomes even clearer to us in the famous story of Abu Sophia with the king, Hercules or heraclius.

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Right, because Abu sufian was asked about the lineage of Rasulullah sallallahu, alayhi wasallam

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and abou Sofia, and was told that if you lie when your companions have to

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what you and I would call today sell you out. Right? They have to sell you out. So they were they were they were in a very noble gathering. The the dignitaries of the Romans were in this gathering, and heraclius or Hercules was asking about Sophia about this prophet, who is this prophet that we've heard about in Arabia? Tell us about him. Tell us about him. So he asked him.

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How is his lineage does he come from a noble lineage, Abu sufian could not lie. He said he does come from a noble lineage even though by day they were calling him names and by night they were calling him names, but but he could not lie in that circumstance. In fact, he says some of the books of the Sierra report him saying that had I not been worried of my companions, quote unquote, sending me out, I would have said he comes from a lineage which is not Noble. So you know, we should teach him something that no one would mess around with the with the with the with the grandfather's of the Irish and the nobility, nobody would accept criticism, even though they were against Mohammed Abu

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sufian said something against them, Abu sufian his companions would have sold him out and said no, he has told a lie, they would have defended the grandfathers of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam and defended the lineage of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So this is a great mercy upon Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam in terms of this noble lineage that Allah subhanho wa Taala granted him this data which he came, which he which he came with my dear brothers and sisters, as we said in earlier setting, he was not inviting to himself, he was not calling to promote to the promotion of his name in society. He was not calling towards the promotion of his family's name in

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society. He was not teaching this message and propagating this message for material well being of financial standing. sallallahu alayhi wasallam, right. And no, was he even calling to himself sallallahu alayhi wa sallam even though we would say this is fine, he's a prophet of Allah. He's calling to them to his message. This is fine. No, he was calling to the heck. And when he became upset, it wasn't because they they are rejecting me. It wasn't an ego issue. Like you and I, you know, we might be in a meeting we in a team, everyone's pitching ideas. Right? And we pitch our idea and it's not looked at what happens. What happens naturally to you, especially if you this extrovert

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character and you have an ego to speak. What happens? Things panela they didn't take my idea. They took his idea, right you become affected.

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You become affected Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam when when we see in the Quran, Allah subhanho wa Taala talking about the extreme sadness that we were showing, so that we can have further Allah cupbearer, Neff cicada.

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Right? Right.

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And Heidi the SFM, Allah is saying, Are you going to cause yourself to become

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to become harmed to distract, because of the denial of this Heidi of the message, not because they reject you, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, because they reject the heck. And this is much more no blood brothers and sisters, when you invite to the truth, not to yourself, and you become upset not because you are rejected, not because the person didn't respect you and, and, and, and give due diligence to you to, to what you said because of you. Rather you become upset because you know, what you saying is the hub and this person has denied the hub, you become upset because you wish so much goodness for the person that you inviting. And the fact that they're not accepting this

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heck out of you, you know is going to be a means of their destruction, you are upset because of that not because not because of them actually denying you this is this is more nobler, this is more nobler. Right. And this is what Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam would do. He would invite towards the house so he was not inviting towards any World The Game, especially no family game, for he came from the most noblest of lineages sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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We also learned from this brothers and sisters a lesson and that lesson is prophecy is not hereditary. prophecy is not hereditary.

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prophecy is who Allah subhanho wa Taala chooses to give this responsibility to that's what we learn from this, because look at the how many grandfather's before Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. We discussed many yesterday how many were prophets? None of them were prophets. Right? Unless we go deeper all the way to his married Annie Salah. Right? So none of them were prophets. prophesy is what Allah subhanho wa Taala gives you to no one can come to them came to be a prophet, because they come from a certain Firstly, Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is the seed of all prophets is nobody after him. Right? But they there is a view of some people who made a mistake in the

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understanding of the Sharia. And they said prophecy can be given to a person based on his lineage based on how much he tries to be a prophet and so on and so forth. They gave different reasons we say no, this is a misunderstanding of the Sharia prophesy is what Allah subhanho wa Taala chooses. And we know it the Hadith that we just cited of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, or from the hadith of, of Allah when he said Allah looked at the hearts of these servers, and he chose the best heart

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to be his messenger Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and Allah subhanho wa Taala. Allah knows best. So that is the discussion brothers and sisters with regards to the lineage of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Then we move on to part two of tonight's lecture and that is the incident of the elephants. A famous incident which we know about so famous that Allah subhanho wa Taala dedicated an entire surah in the Quran for this particular story. And again, this is evidence of how the sharing of values the study of history, the Sharia values, the study of history. Why does the How do we know that the theory of value is the study of history? Because Allah subhanho wa

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Taala. First, the, as we said, at least 30 sutras in the Quran have been named after historical events. And then Allah subhanho wa Taala mentions many historical events within sutras. And also Allah subhanho wa Taala dedicate sutras

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to a particular event of the past, like the story of the incident, and this is that this story is relevant to our discussion, because Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was also born in this year. So what is the story of the elephant?

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What is this incident?

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What actually happened?

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Well, the event of the elephant was the biggest event of the year, such that

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it became or the year in which this event happened, became known as the of the animals. Everybody knew of the elephants and everybody knew why. That's how big this event was. You know, we have you know, at the end of the show, the news channels say what was the biggest event of the year what would this year be known for? Right, and they try and

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analyze the biggest breaking news

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Right. The breaking news of that particular year was the incident of the elephants, such that the year also took on that name.

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it occurred during the time of the prophets grandfather Abdullah, the one who discovered or recovered, the one of samsara.

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And it happened in the year as we said, with sola sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was born. Now to summarize this incident very quickly, so we can sit and take the lessons. What happened was the vice King of Prussia, the Vice king of Habesha, this dynasty, this civilization, which was in Yemen, he became jealous of the Kaaba and the Hajj. And the fact that

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many people would gather yearning at the Kaaba for the hedge, and he will become the most amazing place for trade and transactions.

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to answer his jealousy, he constructed a mighty church. He constructed a mighty church were in Yemen, in Santa in Santa in Yemen, he constructed this mighty church and he called it police. He called it police.

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Now, what was his intention? Obviously, first, he was answering his jealousy, but his intention was to shift the caravans going to Mecca and make them come to Yemen. If they came to Yemen, then most of the people would be there. It would be good for the economy. We know how it works, right? You got world trade expos, you got World Cups. Why? A country so interested in this? Right now? There's a country in South America called Brazil.

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I know you all know it already.

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We're hosting a World Cup. Four years ago, it was in South Africa. Right? In South Africa, they hosted a World Cup.

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Why is it such an amazing event for countries where governments get involved and they they allocate billions of dollars for the construction of of airports, if needed, entire airports get constructed for this World Cup. Why? Because the World Cup is a meet, they could not love soccer, soccer could not mean anything for for all the president case, all the government cares and all the cabinet cares. But it's a means of bringing

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Mashallah, share with us the joke.

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As long as you laugh at my jokes, it's okay. But if you laughing at your jokes, you have to tell us so we benefit as well.

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So the World Cup brings

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people from different nationalities, different backgrounds, different languages, and it brings them in large numbers. in large numbers. Perhaps no marketing branding advertising campaign could learn so many people have such diverse cultures and languages in one country in one particular month. And with the World Cup, they come for one purpose, which is football, right? So this was the idea this idea existed before he had this king is saying, look, I want to bring traffic here. Right? So I want to create the biggest building that people can come to. So this is what he did. Now.

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Someone from the children of Canada, someone from the Caribbean,

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decided to do something about this. So he traveled all the way to Yemen. And sort of short journeys, like now you know, a hop

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and a skip, and they drop in Ulan some way. It wasn't like that, then the journey from Mecca to Medina was a month or more.

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So imagine Yemen.

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Yemen is far away.

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This person decided to undertake this journey to go see this building called police. And when he got there, he went into it, and he stained the walls of this church with filth. This is what he did. He stained the walls of this church with filth.

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Why? We discuss it when we discuss the benefits.

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So when this vice king of Habesha called What was his name? Abra Abra. When he found out he became infuriated, infuriated, so he immediately commanded that an army of 60,000 soldiers we put together 60,000 soldiers and they take the biggest weapon that they have which is an elephant which was not very which was not known in the heat.

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region and we're going to walk and destroy the

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human nature, the ego.

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retaliation. Look at the world today Subhana Allah.

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Allah is the face of our brothers and sisters, I mean

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Emiliano, so

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he put this army together and he began his journey. And this army was so big that anyone who saw it remembered it.

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And obviously it moves through many villages and many places to get to Mecca. And when he reached Mecca, he traversed with his army until he reached the eastern parts of the heart of the eastern parts of the harem, until he reached this particular point, he stopped and he set up camp. Now, when he got to this place, there was the wealth of the Qureshi there, and he absorbed this wealth from the wealth of the Quraysh was 200 cameras that belonged to someone who was considered a prominent figure. Abu Talib, the grandfather of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So after McCallum decided to go and see abre

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now Abra had heard a lot about Abdullah and heard a lot about many of the

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senior figures of the Quran. And why not they were in charge of the car but the affairs of the caravan. Right, that one of them. So many people who came and were treated well, there were, you know, the place in Makkah was was a hospitable,

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very hospitable environment, they have people who are looking after them, right and these people go back to Yemen into other places they talk about the house, the hospitality the hospitality of of the college. So already abraha held in high regard. So it is said when Talib went and entered into the presence of Abra he stood up, he he stood up

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and honored Abdullah and spoke highly about Abu Talib. And then, when he was given the platform to speak up, de Loup Talib said, I have come to see you, because of my 200 camels, would you have usurped and absorbed and stolen?

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So Abra said to him, Abraham said to him,

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that when I saw you,

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before I saw you, I held you in high regard. And when I saw you,

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the regard that I held you in became even higher.

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But when you spoke

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I lost all respect to halfway

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Subhan Allah.

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He came to ask for his capitals.

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What's the problem?

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He said,

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I have come to destroy the Kaaba. And you have come

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to debate me with regards to your capitals.

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Who is your honor?

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The caliber is your deen is your religion. Its affairs is your way. ways, Your Honor. You are debased in my eyesight.

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So, in response to this logic

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of the loop Talib said famous words, famous words, which the books of history ring.

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Whenever forget these words, he said up to Abra that

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indeed this cover has a Rob has a lot in Nashville based here in Nashville, Beatty Rob, but say America, he said, Indeed, this house has a lord who will protect it.

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As for the cameras, I am the Lord of these cameras. I am the owner, I have come for that which I am in charge of as well the camera it has a lot who are protected, who is in charge of it. So Agra was defiant of the left and those who he brought he came with and they went as the books of history say and took refuge by the mountains. We know MCI is a mountain. It's a mountainous area. We know about Kaiser when they went to take refuge in the mountains of Panama, look at these people who are associated idols, they associated partners unto Allah. But with regards to protection of the Scarab, they believed weapons are up, they went to the protection. Right. And then abre decided to move this

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elephant that he was on some of the books of his

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We say this Elephant Elephant was named Muhammad or something praised. And this elephant kneeled and refused to move any further. So panoply Allah Allah, so he instructed that it be latched and beaten, but nothing that he did, made this elephant move. Thus the army was stuck. The leader of the army cannot move. Where's the rest of the army gonna go? And then Allah subhanho wa Taala sent the famous Abbey or the the the beds with pebbles and

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an effective air strike took place. Right? These pebbles fell, and the army of Abra was destroyed. Allah subhanho wa Taala says in his book, lm Takenaka vida buka be us have been v. lm Big Al Qaeda who feed me what our salah and he

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told me thermae him bc jurati minsi Gene fudger Allah home Qasim akula Allah subhanho wa Taala reveals and says, Have you not considered, oh, Mohammed, how your Lord dealt with the companions of the elephant? Did he not make their plan, a plan of misguidance and failure, and he sent against them birds, in flocks of birds in flocks, striking them with stones of hard clay. And he made them like eaten straw lavaca destroyed, he destroyed them. Right now, believe it or not this incident Subhanallah it caused the Qureshi to gain greater traction in terms of their prominence in this peninsula. Because he mentioned the people what they're saying now, they said hold on a second here

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Abra was a Christian, the Christians are monopolies in these ideologies. And amongst

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destroyed Abra this army of Christians they were destroyed. And also the saying that the Croatia in charge of the affairs of the caravan, right, the Croatia in charge of the affairs of the Kaaba, and Allah has caused this miracle to be four birds with with clay, pebbles, and these pebbles hit their targets with precision, no collateral damage, like we see with drones and so on and so forth today. Allahu Allah, Stan will not protect the old man. I mean, right? proceed such precision. They said, they attributed this incident and this miracle to the nature of the Quraysh and the family of the parish, and the nobility of the operation. So this gain traction for the Quraysh in this region,

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Allah subhanho wa Taala through this incident for those who ponder, prepared, the data was seen for Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam because think about it, think about it. When we did our start, it's not occurring.

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Right? If you start at the top, and the top folds, the rest follow like dominoes, right? Everybody's looking what the cottage does. Why? Because they already respect the coloration. Now, their respect has just gone this much more because of what's happened. They see that, you know, these people get divine

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assistance. Right. So the courage or the the the the other

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tribes, they were in all of the correction, we've touched on these points, as we move on. Now, this particular incident of the elephants it took place in the 571 ad. And the historians say that we could say it was

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towards the end of February beginning of March this period. Why? Because it happened in the month of Muharram. Right? And this incident is said to have happened a month and a half before the birth of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam, a month and a half. Everything is related Allah subhanho wa Taala is always a month and a half before the birth of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Now

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what are the benefits from the story as I said there's many and before the red card comes out, I see the referee has arrived. Let me run through these lessons. These lessons as I said so hon Allah Allah made me realize so many benefits from from this particular story that I just said today's discussion

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to cover this particular story. So seeking Allah subhanho wa Taala assistance, let's discuss the benefits Firstly, brothers and sisters.

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As we said earlier, this story highlights the noble lineage of of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Because Abra even though he wasn't from this region, he heard about these people. He heard about these grandfather's of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So the unreliability and nobility of this of the lineage of Rasulullah sallallahu had

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yourself have transcended the Arabian Peninsula, right. So this further adds detail to how noble this lineage of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam was number one, number two, it was a mercy upon our beloved Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to come from a lineage as noble as this, to be part of a tribe that belonged to a well respected clan.

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And as because as we said, if this clan fell, all the clans would fall, right, all the clans would fall. And this is what this is well documented in the Sierra, in many instances. In many instances, we see the other tribe saying, you know, what, we also confused with regards to this messenger who says to Mohammed who says is the messenger and the fight of the Polish, but what we will do is, we will observe,

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if Mohammed wins, we will accept we will accept him as a prophet. And if the Koreans win, then we haven't destroyed our relationship with the most noblest of class, we still

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will be in the good books, right? So everybody was watching what the Quraysh would do. This was a mercy to the death of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Imagine if that was started at the bottom, and he would have to convince this clan that wouldn't have affected the rest, the rest would have said, Well, that's a weak clan. And then the process would have to start again with a new clan, and then with another clan, and when was another clan, right? But if you start at the top, and the top falls, what happens? Everybody comes through immediately in waves. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says this in his book, Allah says, Elijah, Allah He will fetch when maca was opened, when maca was

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open in the fall. And now the Canada and behind gender affairs came, the affairs of the Canada came within the remit of the Muslims, what happens a lot is what are at NASA toluna v de la he of wotja to Panama, when the Quran is filed the other cleanser, that's it, let's take the way of Mohammed, right 23 years to drop one clan, imagine imagine if you had to do it for multiple, multiple clients. But you dropped one clan, it took you 23 years and the rest followed through immediately. This is a lesson brothers and sisters, for you and I in our data.

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For you and I in our data on how we should strategize how we should conduct the day our Where should we start? This teaches us that you and I should think before we invite towards Allah subhanho wa Taala when we open up an organization, and we want to inject a project into the community, what projects should we start off with? We should think we should

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you know, we should practice what what the corporate world called due diligence, right? We run due diligence, see what the community needs? See, what's the best way? Not everything, which is beneficial is right. Remember this brothers and sisters, not everything which is has benefit is the right thing to do.

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It might be something beneficial. But if it's not the right time to do that, it's not the right thing to do. Remember this, right? You could have a community and you say, Well, you know, I want to start up, I want to build the masjid. I want to build the school, I want to start up weekend classes. I want to start up a feeding program and so on and so forth. Right? This is noble. In all these elements, there's benefit. But does it mean all these things are the right things to do now, that now it doesn't mean that because the right thing is doing what you're supposed to do at the time, you're supposed to do it, which yields the greatest results, this is efficiency, how do we

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work out efficiency in business? Right. Right. you prioritize you prioritize, right. So there are started with the Quraysh was the priority. It was the right thing to do. It was common sense. It was the best use of of the resources at the time. Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was 40 he passed away at 63. He just had 23 years to do this. Right? So where would you start, you start at the place at or what you and I would call the pressure point that if we drop this pillar, the entire building will come down is this pillar that's going to give legitimacy to everybody else and all the other tribes and all the other clans if we bring this pillar down, it's going to bring everybody

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down. Right instead of me in 100 years going clan to claim to claim to claim in 23 years I can get all these clans is that efficiency, good use of time, good use of wealth, good use of human resources and manpower. We learned this from the story of the elephant tell me which management book or strategic management book

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tells us about the story of the elephant. Perhaps they should, perhaps they should. So this is a benefit that that we're starting at the origin, how Allah subhanho wa Taala set the scene for the courage to become this prominent

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figure in the Arabian Peninsula. And this issue of this incident of the elefant helped gain this great attraction for the corporation and help them remain in this prominent position. Also from the benefits brothers and sisters.

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But just before that there's a famous English statement that comes to mind. Have you heard the statement which says, For every 100 people plucking at the leaves of evil, there's one person chopping at its roots?

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Have you heard that statement? This is a famous statement. And it's used to teach different meanings, right? We can we can use this statement and derive a lesson for it.

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Which is appropriate to our discussion. Right. And that is,

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when we look at 100 people plucking at the leaves of evil. Is that being efficient? What is the best way to drop Eva? chop at its roots? But how many people are chopping at his roots, as opposed to the people plucking at the leaves?

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How many Muslim organizations do we have?

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How many schools do we have?

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How many madrasahs? Do we have? How many, how many? How many. But how many

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are working in a way that ensures quantum change?

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Not just big change, we're talking about making quantum leaps, how many how many are chopping at the roots, how many have prioritized so well that they are doing the right thing at the right time. And succeeding in doing that is going to set the way for immense progress, it's going to explode once organization onto the scene. And make this organization of high impact where every dollar spent is spent with the greatest amount of efficiency. We always say return on investment ROI. Right? Who, who's who's in the corporate world here and listens to these things? Who's the entrepreneur and as the business? We are you working out your efficiency, right? companies say every quarter hold us

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back? What's the efficiency? And let's look at you in your own? Right, how well have you achieved the target set to you last last year in this quarter, you are 60% efficiency this year, you had 40 you had 30? What's the problem? And everybody's looking at return on investment because you're receiving a salary. If you were 16 last year and 40 this year, there's a problem you have managing the resources of this organization or this company return on investment. The same thing we say to the Dow organizations learn from the story of the elephant and how Allah set the scene and said Mohammed Salah who sent him to the Quran, this is the greatest use of resources right. So, we have

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to ponder, we have to ponder, we have to ponder that and and and being efficient starts off with the vision and the discussion.

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detailing this concept of vision is beyond the scope of this particular classroom or class, but perhaps we need to come together one day for at least four hours and just talk about why we should have a vision right. So, this is from the benefits of the story of the elephant. Also from the benefits of this incident, the incident of the of the

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elephant is how and pay attention to the brothers and sisters is how honor and recognition can be attained through perception creation and not actually being that being perceived.

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Everybody is a bit rolling their eyes What did I just say was that Latin? No, that was English. That was English.

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It was not Latin.

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This is a very important point.

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Let me introduce let me give you an introduction for you to understand this. We have two traits, we have the personality trait and we have the character trait.

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The personality trait is the trait that this century is because

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personalities, fans being perceived based on appearance. If a rich person walks through this door dressed as a pauper,

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not a poor poor. A poor boy is a fruit pauper. Meaning a poor person

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is his is dressed as a poor person. Sorry, he's he's dressed as a poor person, but he's actually rich. What would 99% of everyone in this machine say about that person?

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richer poor.

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And if a

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poor person walked into this question

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with designer clothing, what would we say immediately rich or poor?

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This is who we are today, brothers and sisters, and this is dangerous. This is a dangerous trait. This trait, yes has its benefits. It has its benefits, but its harms are far greater. Why? Because it's a type of hypocrisy. You put out an image, and people see you for the image that you put out. Because they're too shallow to ever think of anything else. We have been, we have become shadow people. Right? Because the 21st century, secularism, and in particular consumerism, and capitalism, has made us has made us people who are big on the personality trait, it's all about the height we create. It doesn't matter what it what it really is, as long as the beat from the box is strong. It

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doesn't matter how small the boxes, nobody will care. Everybody will say it must be a big box, because that sound was definitely This is how it is. But the personality trait has a huge flaw. And the huge flaw in the personality trait is that when push comes to shove, your true character comes up. Your true character will always show

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when you are out of your comfort zone, the character comes out I mean, keeping up appearances is hard. We notice keeping up appearances is hard, who you truly are will come up.

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Islam My dear brothers and sisters nurtures us to be people of character

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to understand things based on character, not on personality, to understand things based on their realities and not how they look.

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I'll give you an example. Allah subhanho wa Taala will not judge us to have observed the Salah because we looked like we were praying Salah, no, Allah subhanho wa Taala will judge us to have observed the Salah if the character of the Salah was present, the intention, the intention in normal America

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there is nothing about your actions except the intentions that are present when you observe those actions. I might perceive you to be Mashallah pious person performing sada but Allah subhanho wa Taala will not judge you to be that person if your intention

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is not in its right place. Does this make sense? Does that make sense? But Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said in Nevada illa soracom, Walla Walla

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Walla Qin Jambo Illa Kuru become armonico he sends Allahu alayhi wa sallam that Allah subhanho wa Taala does not look at your outer appearance and your bodies. He looks at your heart and your deeds. He looks at your character, not at your personality.

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Why are we

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you know, so how have I benefited this benefit from this story?

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Because think about it. We've said time and time again, how the class how the other tribes held the courage in high regard. Why? Because it looks like Allah supported them by sending birds with stones. Did Allah support them was Allah supporting his house,

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supporting his house.

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But when you are big on personality and big on perception, and big on understanding things, how they look and how they actually are, you can take this understanding, and it was for the betterment of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam because respect in the Quran lasted even after the Battle of whether, when they suffered immense losses, no tribe denounced the Quraysh why they remembered the field that the army of the animations that was annihilated, annihilated by birds, herring, Clay, pebbles, they the perception they had worked in the favor of the DAO of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. But you and I pondering over the story, what do we learn? If we work on character? If we

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work on character, we should never ever be, we should never ever have

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thought any better have the courage and rather thought let's analyze the situation a bit more. Yes, these birds came, yes, these things happened. But

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perhaps it was for some other reasons. Look at

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when he sought endorsement for somebody and somebody said, You know, I endorse this person. He's a good person. What do you say?

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Have you traveled with him? Have you lived with him? Have you traded with him? Meaning Have you been with him in his zones of discomfort? Because when you are with him in those zones of discomfort, his reality will come out. If you haven't, you don't know who he really is. Look at this habit of your level and imaginary. And like us, rich man, poor man just by the appearance, to take heed my dear brothers and sisters, not everything is as it seems. And we learned this from the story of the elephants. We also learned my dear brothers and sisters of the importance of having strong beliefs. in our,

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in our, in our theology. Where do we learn this from this person who went all the way to Yemen?

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In a it's hot, this is a desert, right? It's a long journey. And he, even though he chooses to go You and I would say who cares matters? He builds a church, you can build a football stadium.

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Right? But what is this got to do with the nobility of the caravan? No, but the fact that this person took on this journey for so long, and experienced such difficulty, teaches us how important it is for us to have strong belief in our market in our belief system as well, for this person never did this except to support his belief.

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Why would someone go in and put it and stain the walls of a church? Because the premise behind why this church was built was false. And he wanted to support his belief and his support of the calibre. Right? If this person did it, who associated partners with Allah? What about yourself and myself? My dear brothers and sisters, who, who declare Allah as one? Surely we need to get off.

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This whole concept of being an apologist and always apologizing for the deal. The Hulk is the Hulk. Why do you want to apologize? Why are you trying to bend and twist

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and try and, and and present the deen in a in in a manner that that makes it lose the honor that it came with? Surely you should be the greatest advocate and supporter of your moderator today believe I'm not saying we should do this practice of staining somebody else's property. This is wrong. And Allah tells us not to insult the gods and the ways of other people for their in return Well, in South Allah Subhana who attend and look at look at the the the the reaction of Abraham. He wanted to destroy the character and this is a methylation brothers and sisters that we let that be people who always look at the result of your actions, not just people who think this is what I want to do. I'm

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going to do it now. No. Take a breath. Take a deep breath take a step back. Islam teaches us patience, and tells us Elijah being haste is from sharepad. acting in haste is from Sherpa. Take a deep breath and ask yourself if I do this, what will be the repercussion? Ask yourself. Many a time in our homes. We don't have this.

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Because upset we start screaming. Some people have anger issues supanova they start banging doors banging walls. Firstly, they don't understand the repercussion of it, that they have lowered themselves in the eyes of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Because Allah subhana wa Jalla said in his book, that the that the people of taqwa are those who when they become angry, they suppress the anger. Yes, it's human nature to become angry. That's fine. But what you do how you react to yourself becoming angry allow will judge you based on that. The people who suppress a lot mix them from the people of taqwa, the people who don't we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala his protection. I mean,

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brothers and sisters,

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how many countries I've traveled through, and there's female abuse in homes, children abuse in homes with where parents are beating their children, they threatening their children, emotional abuse, emotional blackmail. This is another problem in communities where men who husbands are beating their wives or holding their wives in a heart manner.

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Thinking they are men of law, you're not a man, if you do this, you're not a man. If you do this, you are the weakest of the weakest. Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said Lisa Shadi to be surah. The heavyweight champion is not the one who can wrestle.

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The heavyweight champion is the one who can hold his anger when he becomes angry.

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Who can maintain himself and not create a catastrophe because of his anger?

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How many people divorce their wives?

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How many?

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Because spur of the moment heat of the moment, how many people cause the organization's to become so disrupted spur of the moment, don't think things through

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immediately take decisions, make decisions, hire people, fire people, we choose not to forgive, immediately we want to redeem, we don't look at repercussions, I lose this person now. Maybe he needs to go. But perhaps this is not the right time for him to go. It could be right. It could be that this is not the right time. The repercussion of him going now is far greater. And I will Sherry I teaches us that there

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will be the prevention of harm takes precedence over the attainment of a benefit or lie there's much we can discuss, but time is running out. And I want to share with you some more

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lessons in Sharla. Before the end of today, there's something known as extra time, extra time, you know, sometimes 00 this extra time and penalties, right? So what do we learn as well? inshallah we'll finish shortly. What do we also learn from the story of the elephants?

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We learned brothers and sisters the importance of growing our imagine of love and learning how to put our trust in Allah subhanho wa Taala. We learn this. Why look at Abu Talib, this person who accepted the Lordship of Allah and not the unity of Allah worship. He tells Abraham, I'm not worried about this house. It has a load who will protect it.

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Look at this belief

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in the Lordship of Allah and perhaps tomorrow we will start off talking about the Lordship of Allah and why people accepted the Ruby of Allah and not the Ulu here we'll discuss this tomorrow at the beginning of tomorrow's session inshallah. But the fact that this man can say look, I'm here for my camels, forget about the house of Allah, this carrabba has a greater be, who will look after this is cool. This is putting one's trust in Allah. This is having a true belief in Allah. Where are you and I will lie we're even in the door as we make without Subhan Allah how many people make dua and doubt with Allah will accept the dua. How many people ask Allah for forgiveness and doubt with the

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Alliance forgiven them? How many people worship Allah subhanahu wa jal and doubt with our allies, except that they worship How many? We have to grow a man we have to grow our Eman. This this this story teaches us this and why we should be ashamed

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when we see the statement of a pagan idolater about his rock.

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And when we look at our condition, and we are from amongst those that declared the oneness of Allah and accepted the prophecy of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam so this is another lesson My dear brothers and sisters also also, we learn from this My dear brothers and sisters.

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How the last thing I'll say, how our tongues make us or break us

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our tongues? Where did I get this from?

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From how Abraham

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I held you in high regard. But when you spoke,

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you became somebody debased in front of our tongues make us and break us. This this you have to understand this piece of flesh which is so small, this muscle.

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It's a muscle right?

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It's so small, but so sophisticated.

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It is the means of making us in this life or breaking us and the means of making us or breaking us in the hereafter. We know the punishment for the liar. We know the punishment for the one who backpacks we know the punishment for the one who gossips and tells tales. We know the punishment for the one who slammed his mighty cabana in major cities, all related to one piece of flesh this tank Subhan Allah subhanaw taala and that is why Allah gave this tongue to gates,

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our teeth and our lips

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extra security

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doesn't escape, because if it escapes what's going to happen, your downfall in this world in the next your downfall in this world and the next Look, I mean, even you and I know the sometimes we sitting in a gathering, somebody comes in, they remain quiet and we feel a sense of respect for them. Not so

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until they open their mouth, say Allah subhanaw taala this person is this dog because the mouth obviously, or it's what's inside, or it's what's inside. And we see that there's nothing but rubbish inside. In fact, there's a famous story of Abu hanifa Rahim Allah, Abu hanifa was with his students. And when you spend such a long time with your students, that you become close to each other. So Abu hanifa when he would teach them one day, or when he would teach them he would stretch his legs out. Now you and I know stretching our legs is not appropriate when guests come free in our own environment we can, but when guests come we sit with a bit of addabbo with some manners right

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No offense to those who are stretching out their legs right now.

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I see some people trying to fold it. Lovers lovers, there's no problem.

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So Abu hanifa stretched out his legs, and he was teaching. And one day a person walked into his gathering

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that looked wise,

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a stranger. So Abu hanifa immediately pulled his legs in.

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And the days would go and this person would be present. And Abu hanifa would teach. There's different versions of the story. The version I have, is that Abu hanifa Rahim Allah one day was teaching the book of fasting or the physical fasting.

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And when he finished teaching, he said, Are there any questions and on this day this person raised his hand, especially with regard because he was silent.

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So when he said Go ahead, we on our guest go ahead with your question. He says I have a very important question.

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I never said Go ahead. He said what happens

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if the first of Ramadan happens to fall on the 10th of the ledger?

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Because we know on the day of EEG, you're not allowed to fast and first of all, number one you have to pass so what what happens if the first of Ramadan happens to fall on the 10th of the year?

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So halifa said if the first of Ramadan

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happens to fall on the 10th of Dhul hijjah then it's time for Abu hanifa to stretch his legs out again.

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What happened?

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What happened the respect the respect

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this time makes us or breaks us brothers and sisters, we learned this from the story of abre even though Abra never had a case because of the look that he spoke about his camels because he he had believed that Allah will look after the house but he his issue was this caliber is your pride and you know defending it, your speech dropped you.

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When we look at surah Yusuf

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when you submit a Sanam spoke to the king. What did the king say? The King says I want you to be from amongst my team. I was inspired American lemahieu when use when the king spoke to use of when they interacted verbally the king saw this, the tongue of use have made him a man from came from a prison. But when he spoke to us for the American level, why did

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there's nothing access to require within the Quran? Allah could have said when the king met us.

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He was impressed and he wanted us to be from is the one from his ministers. Now amongst its phenomena can lemon Colombo, Allah highlighted the fact that when he spoke to us, when you spoke to him, the king immediately raised him he ranted on and said immediately I want you to be from my view and for my ministers. How can you not be in my team a man of your caliber, it made him so understand my dear brothers and sisters, the lesson of the tank and how to look after it. We learned this too, from Sora trophy. The lasting brothers and sisters is and this is pertinent to this discussion before we shut it is we know that Allah subhanho wa Taala

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protected the carrabba against this oppressive person from Habesha but we know that at the end of time, someone who is a habit he will come and destroy the cabinet.

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Right? This is what will happen before pm.

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How do we reconcile this?

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I was caught up with him say

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that when Allah protected the Kaaba, the Kaaba existed amidst people who exalted the Kaaba, they honored the Kava.

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And when Allah subhanho wa Taala causes the Kava to be destroyed.

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The carpet will exist amongst people who will not honor the Kaaba, who will not respect the caravan. So out of respect for the care of Allah subhanho wa Taala will remove this key. There's no contradiction in terms of how Allah subhanho wa Taala runs his affairs subhanho wa Taala and that is what I was going to say. They advise many times the people of Makkah, advise them to be people of good deeds, to be people of charity, to be to be people of obedience to their parents, to be

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with the citizens of Makkah, and they advise the pilgrims and those who go for override hedge to be extra diligent to go there. Having made a strong intention to leave the rebar dealings and to

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make amends with family members that they might

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Have disunited from and to ask forgiveness from their parents and so on and so forth because they go in to a land that hosts the Kava and indeed the Kava is honorable.

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You have a soprano who Allah grant us the understanding. I love you all for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala he's caring for your patience everything correct said ism Allah subhanho wa Taala and he is perfect. And any mistakes are for myself on Shabbat and I see colossal panda who attends forgiveness. I hope to see you all tomorrow. As we discuss part four to our series. We will start off with the introduction that I said I would share and then we will discuss the cutting of the chest of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and the lessons that you and I can benefit from this. This is our series called a blast from the past and indeed it has been a blast. Assalamu

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alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh Subhan Allah Subhana Allah level more we haven't been conditioned to La La Land. That's the feudal corner to boy