Channel: Sajid Ahmed Umar
Season 1 – Episode 7: The Messenger (SAW) as a Shepherd and Baheera the Monk
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Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salatu salam ala rasulillah ala alihi wa sahbihi ultramarine bad. Rubbish roughly surgery recently Emory hospital Dr. melissani fo Kohli. My dear brothers and sisters in Islam Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh. All praises belong to Allah subhanho wa Taala. We praise Him, we seek his assistance, and we seek His guidance, and we seek refuge in Allah subhanho wa Taala from the evils of our souls and the adverse consequences of our deeds, whomsoever Allah subhanho wa Taala decrees guidance upon the nun can misguide him, and whomsoever Allah subhanho wa Taala decrees misguidance upon the man can guide him,
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. My dear brothers and sisters.
I welcome you all to Episode Seven in our series, a blast from the past Sierra in the 21st century, today's the 15th of July, and we slowly catching up with the last 10 days of Ramadan. And even more importantly, the last 10 nights of Ramadan. We know that the last 10 nights are the best nights of the year, and the last 10 nights have the best night of all the Knights of the the knight of power. laylat Ricardo, Allah subhanho wa Taala said about it. Lately to the contrary Hiraman official, the Knights of power is better than 1000 months meaning the the the rewards are better than 1000 months better than 1000 months no not equal to but better. Subhan Allah Subhana Allah indeed the mercy of
Allah subhanho wa Taala is vast and his bounties are vast. So Hannah, who were to Allah May Allah subhanho wa Taala decree upon us witnessing this night? I mean, I mean, you're Well, I mean, yesterday, my dear brothers and sisters, we discussed the opening of our beloved prophets chest sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and we discussed the death of his mother sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and we discuss the death of Abdullah Talib.
got up to the point of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam, being eight years old, in the home of his uncle, Abu Talib, a man who shared the same mother and father as his father salallahu alayhi wasallam. And we spoke about how about Bali beloved Rasulullah, sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And how we will hear a lot about him for he supported Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam for more than 40 years, more than 40 years. So this is the stage that we are at an incident after Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam continued living his life under the care of Abu Talib was the incident of him being a shepherd Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam was a shepherd. And we discussed in
previous episodes how he also was a shepherd as a young boy or four years old, according to the correct opinion of the scholars,
being a shepherd, right to sheep, when he was living with haleema idea when he was living with her, his second foster mother when he was living in the countryside. But when we refer to him being a shepherd now, then we referring to him being a shepherd when he's much older, when he's much older. Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was a shepherd. And we learned this in many, a hadith. For example, the hadith of Abu hurayrah robiola in Sahih, Muslim
and in this narration, we actually learn that he sallallahu alayhi wa sallam or he says sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that there was no prophet, except that he was a shepherd Subhan Allah, there was no prophet, except that he was a shepherd. And they said to him, oh, Prophet of Allah, even you. And he said, Even me, and he went on to say that he used to look after the herd
that belong to the people of Mecca for a piece of a dinner for a piece of Edina, which means that he sallallahu alayhi wa sallam actually earned a living doing this, right so he said there was never a prophet except that he was
shepherd. So they said to him, even you, oh prophet of Allah. And he said, Yes, I used to do it for a portion of a dinar for the people of Mecca. Now we learn from this, my dear brothers and sisters, many lessons from these lessons are, number one, the importance of training yourself and taking the means of development to become complete in whatever you plan to become, or whatever you plan to do. This continues, right. We said that Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam his training began when he was still in the womb of his mother. And we discussed lessons. Remember when we spoke about how you and I should pick the right mother for our children, we should marry the right woman. And we
should make sure our before even getting married, for Allah to bless us with the right mother to our children training. Our children's therapy begins way before before we even say no to our cabildo and all these words, that denote as being married or having accepted a female in our kneecap. And we saw how his his tarbiyah and him being nurtured to be a prophet continued, given how he went to the countryside, given him losing his mother and the circumstances around his mother passing away, and then his grandfather passing away, and so on and so forth. So this training continued, and even him Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam, being inspired by Allah subhanho wa Taala, to be a shepherd
and take this as a means of earning, he could have done other things, he could have taken care of camels.
Right? He could have done other things he could have traded, and he did become a trader eventually. But Allah inspiring him to take on this task of being a shepherd was a sign of how important it is for training to continue until you are ready to assume the role that you intend to assume. Or
go full out in the profession that you have chosen to make part and parcel of your life. This is the lesson we learn from this. And as I said, Allah could have inspired him to be a trader could have inspired him to be
someone who takes care of candles and other animals, but he was inspired to be a shepherd and take care of sheep, and we will come across the benefits of taking care of sheep specifically. So this was clearly part of his training, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Now, as this was his training, we see this was the training of the MBR alayhi wa Salatu was Salam before him, he bore testimony to this sallallahu alayhi wasallam, that there was no prophet except that this was a task given to him. We know this from the life of Musa alayhis salam very clearly. For example, now
Prophethood was given to prophets in the majority of the cases when they reach the age of 40, when they reach the age of 40, Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was very youngster
going through these various training camps, if we can call it or training processes, because prophecy came to him at 40. And I was called as hashmatullah here and in Him say Allah gave prophecy to his prophets at the age of 40. Because when you attained the age of 40, you have attained the most complete form of mental maturity and physical maturity. Which means after 40
it's down here, no offense to our fathers and mothers above 40. And for the young ones who are smiling one day you become 40 as well. So don't smile too. Don't make your smiles too light. And it's not all lost. Because after 40 Yes, energies and strength might start becoming weaker Shea and fish a slowly but surely. But wisdom becomes greater Shea and foshay. Slowly but surely. So for the young ones who are smiling. Wisdom out does power and ability. Wisdom out does it wisdom out does it and that's why you probably seen a Facebook post from you or a Twitter post from me before, which said, if we could join the wisdom of the elders, to the vibrant bubbly energies of the youth, we
would move mountains as an oma, we would move mountains and as an oma but unfortunately the youth think they know more than the adults. And that's a problem. And that's a problem. So 40 is your peak 40 is your your peak. And Allah subhanho wa Taala gave
his prophets prophecy when they attained the age of 40. In most cases, in most cases, Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was being trained and part of his training process was that he was inspired to look after sheep now.
Looking after she brings about in you qualities
There are different than the qualities acquired when you look after other animals, horses, donkeys, Mallanna, you all camels. Right? Looking after she brings about different qualities. Why because of the nature of sheep. It gives you the call, it allows you to develop this compassion. It allows you to develop gentleness, it allows you to develop patience. It allows you to develop what females say a lot nowadays, you know, our husbands, they need to be more sensitive sensitivity sensor tivity. Right. It is said, I'm not, I'm not experienced, I haven't looked after sheep. But I hear from those who have. And it's interesting when, you know, this is how you have vibrant discussions with
different people. When you when you good with history. I'm not saying I'm good with history may have increased by knowledge and increase our knowledge. But one of the benefits I've seen from reading the seer of Rasulullah, sallAllahu, alayhi wasallam. I've managed to have much more fruitier if I can use that term, or more fruitful discussions with a plethora of different people, even those who farm and those who
herd cattle and those who are shepherds, and so on and so forth. Right? Because you always you're going to ask them questions based on what you've learned from the sea, right? You want to see, right? You want to gauge, you want to gauge how is it now in the 21st century, we have people what's, how many people go to a shepherd and say, what's the most important thing you've learned from being with sheep? Who asked that nowadays? Right? That would be an interesting question, you probably scratch his head enough to think, because he himself probably doesn't know what he's learned, right? With his time with sheep, right? So it allows us to have deeper discussions with
people learning the Sierra and not just the Sierra history in general. And we discussed in our first episode, how Islam is big on you and I having a good founding with history, Islamic history, World History, it's very important that you do, it's very important that you do many of us were so shocked at what we see in the world today. But if we studied World War One, you wouldn't be shocked. You would say, You know what? It is what it is. This is insane. This is mankind. This is what it is. We're so naive nowadays, because of our lack of historical founding. We don't read history books, we don't listen to lectures on history, we find them boring, boring. Why? Because you and I have no
interest really, in life. We just want to be average. We just want to be average. You know, they say there's three types of people. There's one person
who makes things happen. How many of us make things happen to make things happen? You need to love reading history.
You need to protect yourself from apathy.
And then we have the second person who is the person who watches things happen. Still some goodness in him, at least he is following, keeping up. So watching things happening. And then you have the third person who's the third person, the one who says, Hey, what happened?
Right? He's always always asked you what happened? I don't know. I'm not following. What do you guys talking about? I'm behind here. Right? Who do you want to be? We must be the first person. We must be the first person especially since we had such a robust prophet. sallallahu alayhi wasallam someone so substantial, so deep. Everything he did, had 1000 words to it. Everything he said, had 1000 words with 1000 lessons to it. That's what I mean. Right? Look, we just learned about his birth, it takes us one hour, so cannot be so substantial. He was sallahu alayhi wasallam. Well, I can rely on me, but most of mankind do not know. So the people who spend time with sheep, they say
are our scholars say that Allah subhanho wa Taala made his prophets be with sheep when they were young. So they were even better with human beings when they were older. Right? Because sheep.
They become scared.
They have enemies. The biggest enemy of a sheep is a wolf. Right? Right. And every sheep has its unique quality. Every ship has its unique quality, some have a tendency of straying away from the flock. You want Shepherd, whole flock of sheep. You can't just say call us you did one more time that's it. No, you're responsible to the person who owns them. So you have to whether you like it or not take care of that one that has tendencies of running away.
You have sheep that have a tendency of remaining with the flock.
You have sheep that are timid, you have sheep that are more daring.
To some qualities does not remind you of mankind. We also have similar qualities right you have the Lone Ranger
and then you have the people's person the introvert the extrovert right? You have the one who the he perceives things the one who thinks things over you have you have people who Mashallah you know, if you if you told them he has unlimited amount of money, unlimited amount of time, plan your holiday, his way of planning, just rocking up at the airport and see what's the next flight available and, and he goes on a journey, but then you have another person who No, he doesn't do that. He needs to sit down for a week plan everything to the tee the visas, were you who's going to feed my cat who's going to lock the door who's going to check if the you know if the electrical appliances are
switched on? He makes sure when he lands there, the the taxes prepared the hotels, ready confirmation, double confirmation, airlines confirmed everything to the tee, when he's going to change his money, what rate is going to pay?
He's a planner. Now imagine, in your group, you have this guy, no care that would rock up at the airport first flight? I'll just see what's on the options, you know, to see what's there. unlimited money, unlimited time, who cares? See, what's the angle, and then you put in with this guy who needs to plan everything. Somebody is going to fly off a bridge, one of the two, right because when this guy's planning, this guy is going to be scratching his head. And when this guy keeps on saying let's go in, he nags this guy is gonna get upset and lose his head. People have different mentalities. Everybody is different. And that's why even in your work in your organizations in your team,
understand personality types. And if you can't get a job being a shepherd,
that's the moral of the story, the best training you can undergo, perhaps I'm gonna write this to a few companies, you know, they say, we hire trainers, pay them 1000s of dollars a day to come train easy, just buy a few sheep and tell your people go and look after them for a week, inshallah, they will learn the best way to train, you train through practice, right? It's train, it's it's leadership training in practice, not theory.
So sheep have specific qualities, and it grows in you specific behavioral patterns, specific emotions, right? And these emotions are needed when you deal with people, when you deal with people.
You and I, as human beings, for example, are interdependent beings. And one of the things that they say about sheep is they love to stick together. They leverage off each other's strengths. Right?
And they know that unity is in numbers. Right? Right. And this is like human beings. Now, don't get me wrong before somebody says, Are you calling a sheep? No, I'm not calling you sheep. elk, hunting your sheep is this young man's laughing. I'm not calling you a sheep. I'm saying I want you to feel or to feel the great wisdom here. When Allah subhanho wa Taala inspires a prophet to look after sheep. I came across an interesting study
by a professor
from the University of Wyoming, right, he has the study about his experiences with sheep. And he has some interesting writing from the things he says. He says that you cannot make sheep do something contrary to their nature.
from the nature of sheep is they are true to their nature. They cannot do something contrary to the nature. Some people are smiling because now you think sheep are better than human beings, right? Because some human beings do things contrary to nature,
to the nature to how they've been created, and so Allah subhanho wa Taala sometimes when he describes the plight of people, Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Allah l and m when Allah talks about the heedless people, the heatless people when Allah says, Allah
Subhan Allah Kathy or Amina Genie will
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Allah subhanho wa Taala says, We have created many from mankind and jinn kind for the Hellfire, why? They have hearts, that spirit that physically beat but the hearts are spiritually dead, and they have ears that physically hear but the ears are spiritually dead. They don't hear guidance, and they have eyes that physically see but their eyes
These are spiritually dead. They don't see guidance Ola, l and m. They are like cattle. They are like cattle. Allah says Benham our no name they worse than cattle. Hola como de Lune? They are heatless Why? Because Allah gave them intellectuality and a brain and they behaving like cattle. So they must be worse, because cattle do not have intellectuality and this gift that has been given to mankind, they are from the heedless ones. They behave as if they don't know yet they know.
Me Allah protect us from heedlessness, right. So
he's says this professor, that you cannot make sheep do anything contrary to nature, he also to their nature, he says as well. That sheep's most manifest instinct is to flock
which is a trait of you have of us, right incense instinct is to be together because Allah has has has created us this way Allah has made us interdependent beings. Allah subhanho wa Taala says in his book, is it they who have shared the mercy of your Lord.
Allah says we have spread amongst them, the different abilities that they have, and their sustenance and we've raised some of them higher in rank than others. Why? So that they can oppress one another? No, Allah says he a tequila bar, Baba, Supriya Allah says we've done this so they can assist one another.
They can assist one another. So we have natural tendencies tendencies to be together, we have to leverage off each other's strengths. One person cannot fly his plane, drive his car, make his bread, plant his rice, cook his meals, and so on. You can't you have a pilot who does that. And then you have the scholar who the pilot refers to any needs the first one. And the scholar refers to the pilot when he needs to travel, and so on and so forth. We leverage off each other's our unique greatness comes from the fact that we live we live off each other's strengths, we live it, we leverage off each other's strengths, right? We have an instinct to be together. This is similar to
human beings, what the sheep have a natural tendency of doing this tendency is with human beings. He says, the propensity of sheep is to follow other sheep, not the shepherd.
I was reading this and I was thinking Subhanallah honestly, he says, the propensity of sheep is to follow other sheep, not the shepherd.
And he says sheep are very conservative. They like familiar environments, and they are not privy to change. they resist change. Ring a bell ring, the bell brothers and sisters. Look at you and me today. Look at human beings. Look first look at the Quran. When there's Rasul Allah who Allah He went with the message. Did they follow the shepherd or do they follow the sheep?
They follow the people.
They said that this is what we found our forefathers doing.
Right? We found our forefathers doing this. They didn't listen to the shepherd. They will following the flock the flock is doing this and Subhanallah when the Qureshi accepted Islam when maca came into the control of the believers, or Internacional de de la jolla, what happened to them? They started following the flock as well. The Quran she accepted Islam they all started accepting Islam.
Allahu Akbar, Allah when I read this Allah Subhana Allah Allah, how perfect is the wisdom of Allah subhanho wa Taala This is what it should make us exalt Allah subhanho wa Taala and glorify him even more than supanova Allah only you can inspire a human being to work with sheep. How perfect was that? That inspiration? Right? This is what they what he says from his title sheep. He says the sheep are not privy to change. How many of us are like that?
Especially the adults younger generation is changing, you know, new phones, new computers, new devices, but some of the elders that Nakia from back in the day No, no, this is what we want to use. See, but you know, there's WhatsApp. And this, this and that we can keep in touch. You know, this, this phone, this is what I'm comfortable with.
Having a that's good, right? Because then it saves you spending a lot of money.
You don't have to keep on updating, right, not privy to change, right. And even in society in general. Look how we are with change, right? today. There's a lot of discussion about the schooling system and how we need to be better and how it does have negative effects and there's other alternatives being suggested. But look how people are still bent. On note the school system is good. That's what
We know we need to change don't come with something different. Our parents went to school, we went to school, this is how it should be, we're not privy to change, somebody comes with something new into society, or if something new even from a business perspective, when a new product is introduced in society,
how much money does the company have to spend educating the people about it, to convince them to accept it or not. So, a lot of times if you go to an investor with a with, with with with a product, right, the investor is going to take into consideration
the fact that this product will not fly unless we spend millions and millions educating the people about its benefits, convincing them that it's better than what you had, right? Which means society by default is not privy to change this is similar to sheep, we Allah subhanho wa Taala
grant us the understanding
and grow us. I mean, I mean, I mean, so brothers and sisters, these are
the similarities between the qualities that sheep have and human beings have. And Allah subhanho wa Taala inspired his prophets to
interact with sheep growing up part of the training process. So when they went up, they were sensitive to the different types of people, the people who chose to, to kick him out of his town, the people who chose to usurp the property of the people notice Allah Salalah alayhi wa sallam was always good. He praised Salah, they threw dirt and the inserts into stains and blood of animals on him. But he was good with them. They were people who stoned him out of their city tie. His shoes were filled with his bloods sallallahu alayhi wasallam and when Allah gave him the chance to destroy them, he was good to them as well. Such levels of forbearance such levels of selflessness, such
levels of patience, such levels of forgiveness, such levels to withstand harm and difficulty. Allah, he didn't just come overnight. It came through experience through being an orphan before he was born, being an orphan again when he was six, being sent into the countryside when he was losing his grandfather when he was eight. And so on, and so forth. salallahu alayhi wasallam Allah subhanho wa Taala makers, those who revive his son, I mean, at the back there's a big poster which says, The sooner the better, the sooner the better. Will law he can. This is the truth, the sooner the better. Your lawmakers revivals of the tsunami. I mean, from the lessons brothers and sisters that we learn
from the fact that Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was a shepherd was how humble he was. Today, how many of us would tell people what we used to do in the past that we know people would belittle. in Mecca being a shepherd wasn't all that being a trader was that being someone who accompanied the caravans to Sham and came with the with the merchandise of the Romans and the other civilizations, this was this was praiseworthy, even in the history of America.
His father made him look after the camels, camels look at the character of Rama.
camels are different the sheep.
Right, I have some friends that I studied with. And they come from what they know is the farmlands in Saudi Arabia, they have camels. And SubhanAllah. One day he came very upset to class. And I said What's wrong? And it was this camel passed away. So attached, he became please come and he goes, well lie. Allah you don't know. We love being here. You don't know. You don't know. You know, like, with with, with with the non Muslims, they have the relationship with their dogs. And sometimes, you know, we don't understand this. Right. They know your camels can be that. camels have a lot of patience as well. They're stubborn, also. They stubborn and they patient as well. They take
difficult they would stand difficulty. How do you think you think they call the ships of the desert for nothing? They walk distances without water, exposed to the heat
will lie It's a mighty creation of Allah. And Allah brings our attention to it when he says a fella young guru Nigerian, a BDK for holy hearts, that have you not looked at the camera, and how it how it's been created. Have you not looked at it and recognize the loss of Hannah who has Allah in this camera and how it's been created or Omar was given the candles. But Omar wanted to be a trader. He tried and dry going to his father, give me some gold coins. Let me go. But his father appointed his brother and said no, you have to be with the cameras on the outskirts of Macau looking after them on a pub. In fact, his father is reported to have famously said that you have abilities your brother
and your brother has abilities that you don't have.
He has the abilities to trade but he will
disbelief he looks after the cameras and Omar Subhanallah some of the greatest management messages that have ever been said well ah if they existed in the the management books today they would be bestsellers truly bestsellers not the ones that are best bestsellers because they are bestsellers I look at them and say doesn't have the coats of armor? How can you be a best seller?
He said a famous statement that you know, camels, when you work with him for a long time and you stay with them with for a long time. It grows you as a person. Why? Because every camel is unique. They have their own temperaments. And it grows you as a manager and leader for when you are able to fathom their different tendencies and different behavioral patterns, you are able to look after them as a team and take care of them as individuals Allahu Akbar, my look at that statement, where you can look after them as a team and take care of them as individuals who can do that today.
Who can do that today? That is amazing. Right? So what we're discussing here is that trade was seen as something special.
Taking care of animals wasn't seen to be all that but Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam proudly said it proudly said, they said even your prophet of Allah, he said, Yes. This is how humble he was sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And yes, he was humble Well, why he was humble, once a man came to him. And when he stood in front of him, he, he manifested signs of fear, He manifested signs of fear.
I mean, imagine you standing you fear Allah. And then you standing in front of a man who is the Messenger of Allah. Right? Allah The Lord of the worlds, the one whose punishment is severe, and is also the most forgiving, the Most Merciful here is a prophet of the King of kings and the Lord of the worlds, right. So naturally, he just became he was he became scared he couldn't speak. So Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam as humble as he was said to him, whoa, winner Eric, calm down. Take it easy. Take it easy. I have not but a son of a female that eight caddied caddied,
as I was called Rahmatullah hear him say, Does anyone know what it is? Yeah. Paddy?
Dried meats outright salted meat like Butoh. Would it be similar to build on?
You haven't eaten biltong All right. I mean, Africa, we have hella butanna. So we know why this is what it is. Kadena is, is salted meat which has been dried in the sun. Right? when i when i when i read the meaning of Khadija I thought of Buddha, Allah Allah. So this is what he said to himself, Allahu alayhi wa sallam that I am not but the son of a female that he added, meaning I'm not a king. I'm not a king. He says, I'm not a king. This is what he said, I'm not a king, but a son of a female who is caddied, calm these nerves down How old was he Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and he was the one who said sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that the one who is not kind and soft to the young
and does not respect the elders is not from us. sallallahu alayhi wasallam this is what he said. And we know how he was salallahu alayhi wasallam. With the young ones, he would make them feel special, make them feel important. Make them feel as if they adults, not make them feel as children make them feel special.
Once this this bed of this young boy passed away and he was upset Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam went to him and made the moment light to the aroma. My friend in Ohio. He went to this young boy, and he said, Oh Father for me, he said, Boy, but just wrapped it up for him, you know,
trying to make the moment light hearted for him. This was he sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and this is who we should be especially fathers, especially teachers, especially scholars, especially Do not let the children feel that they have free range with you. It's okay to that. So when they have an issue, they come to you rather than going to the guidance teacher at school.
Or somebody else who's a stranger who carries values that you don't have values different to the values you have instilled in your home and taught to kids. Right? This was Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. very humble. We also learned brothers and sisters the importance of being financially able, where do we learn this from?
Who knows the
importance of being financially able, how do we learn this from the story?
able as well as capable. We learn it from the fact that Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam did this as a job. He says I used to receive a portion of a gold coin for taking care of the heads of the college.
financially able and capable. This is very important My dear brothers and sisters, the importance of financial independence, especially for a day a propagator, especially for an Imam. Ally, I have, sadly, sadly, sadly come across some massages to Pamela. They have a committee, some members of the committee are engaged in some evil practice maybe Riba or something. And because of that, a man cannot speak about it on the minbar. If he speaks about it, he's in trouble. He will be penalized or he will lose his job or something, along with Mr.
a time where
is under the patronage of the lady in the clergy and the lady. This is British English.
The lady the lay man, the clergy, the scholars.
I heard you guys have holiday when it's the Queen's Birthday. So I'm sure you you look after your English Heritage as well, right.
I don't think in the UK, they have holidays, when is the Queen's Birthday. So Australia must be really taking care of the English as well.
We live in a time So hang Allah, when the clergy is under the patronage of the lady. This is a muscala this is a problem. This is a problem where you can't speak to your audience. Why? Because your audience is feeding you human nature is human nature allowance. their financial independence is priority, especially for a day, especially for the dairy. As you know, I've trained to be a judge in Saudi Arabia, if you are appointed to be a judge. By the time you just appointed as a student, still, you might choose to do your master's degree. And then a PhD like I studied with the appointed judges will have benefited greatly from them. And I studied with them in our bachelor's degree, I
saw the change in these people not change in terms of character, but they might have come with a car, which backfired a bit. During the bachelors days, all of a sudden in the Masters days, they are rolling in with brand new Nissan petrels and Land Cruisers and so on and so forth. Immediately, as soon as they pick the given financial independence. Why? Because as a judge in the courtroom, they should never ever feel
subdued by anyone who's in front of them
is the duty of the state to ensure they have this independence.
And I am a strong advocate that they're a propagator and
should not be under the patronage of any Masjid committee or, or the community.
Sadly, the Muslim community that haven't realized the importance of the Imam autoscan otherwise they would be they would be endowments dedicated towards taking care of the scholar Subhanallah today, if a scholar has a slightly nice car or a nice watch, where did he get it from?
Allah Stan, you see his house? How did you get the house? Oh the villa we should thank Allah, we should be happy.
For those who are planning on treading the path of Islamic scholarship, always think about this for you to be an effective day.
Make sure you rely only on Allah subhanho wa Taala and only on Allah. And yes, we only rely on Allah. But you know what I mean? Never make the means this means and this tawakkol part of tawakkol is taking the means never make a means for yourself taking money from the community. Make sure if you are they are community that will still respect you when you tell them what they need to know. The duty of a scholar is to tell the people not what they want to know. But what they need to know. This is what the DEA does. This is what the Mufti does. This is what the copy does. This is what he does. He tells you what you need to know. And this was the tradition of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi
wa sallam never asked him for wealth, never was indebted to them in any way. He worked. This is part of his training. Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, Allah inspired him financial independence. We know when he went in Khadija he met Khadija how through trade as well, he was trading for her he was earning a living, he wasn't under the hand of a human being. So when he came to them with the message of La ilaha illAllah, he would have to scratch his head a few times and say, should I shouldn't I, if I do, I will lose support and so on. And so it's human nature. I told you the other day how you and I are built to survive, we built to survive. Right is human nature. financial
independence is key. And brothers and sisters, we can take this lesson further. And that is how we help other people as well. We should help them in a way that puts them back on their feet and not crippled them further. For those who are giving charity and we all should be giving charity. And Mashallah I have one of my team members here from National Soccer foundation. This is
is the message you help people in a way that makes them independent, this is my message to them, make sure we make people's Acad pay as an executive because every year, if we have a case, let's look after them in a way where tomorrow they are paying soccer, not taking soccer until the end of their life. Because it won't be like that. They take an amount now next year, it will be more natural to be more dependence increases with time. Dependence increases with time and you know, we get weaker illnesses come and so on and so forth. Right? Don't help people in a way that cripples them. If a person can't afford the school fees, don't say I'm going to take care of all your school
fees, say what's the shortfall, let him feel some responsibility.
If you're going to take away pay the whole thing, and and and, and make him oblivious to the importance of of the of the few dollars that he or she had with him or her what's gonna happen. They're going to blow the money, spend it on something else and lose any form of responsibility when it comes to life and the responsibilities of life. We learn all this from here, brothers and sisters. We learned this from here. We also learn from your brothers and sisters how to teach our children the importance of financial independence from a young age.
In its context, I'm not saying how it's done now, believe it or not Mashallah every parent teaches their children about financial independence from a from a young age, but in the wrong context, we say not at the expense of religion.
Right. Some parents speak to their children about financial independence 90% of the time, 10% 5% Dean and another 5% may be sports and something else
should be the other way around. But the message should be there. And don't just tell them to do it.
Give them responsibility, we discussed responsibility the other day, give them some tasks in the home and pay them doesn't matter. That's part of the term we make them deed for free at times, and sometimes give them a slightly more difficult task in the summers, for example, and say if you complete the task, this is we will reward you who you will earn $10 $20 I don't know in Australia, if it's not taxed, and probably $20 a good it's a good amount, right? If you're taxing them, maybe it's not you have to increase.
Right. So what I'm saying is, this is how you teach them to appreciate to save money how to spend when you take them to the shop ask them how much does this cost? Can you see? Right you buying this chocolate? How much does it cost? If you eat a chocolate every day? How much would it cost you let them understand life? Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam understood it and Subhanallah he didn't even have a father and mother. Right? So bhupinder was giving him good lessons. abou Polly was nurturing him the right way.
Way to be independent in terms of his character in terms of his behavior in terms of his finances, made him a decision maker. sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
Before we end up today's discussion, my dear brothers and sisters, let's take one more incident very quickly. And tomorrow we have a longer session. And that is
an important event that took place in Macau before Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam became a prophet. And there's many practical lessons that you and I can derive from that lesson.
And we'll do that tomorrow. Before that is one incident.
That's famous. It's disputed by some of the scholars of Howdy. But it's famous in the books have had it in the books of Sierra. It's famous in the books of Sierra. And this is the story of Bahia. You've heard the story of bahara, the monk the Christian monk, the hero, right? Was he a Christian monk or a Jewish monk, Christian monk,
but here are some of the scholars have had it have disputed this incident? This narration given
an issue in the chain, the Hadith which talks about this if my memory serves me right is in sunanda, Timothy, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah Allah, we will discuss it. It's famous in the books of Sierra and Chef Alberni or him Allah He graded this hadith is acceptable. This is the Hadith of the hero.
In this story, Abu Talib used to travel for trade.
And we know from yesterday's session that he never ever left Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam behind so he took Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam with him and Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was around 12 years old. And on this journey, they happen or they when they when this journey used to happen, they would pass by this monk, and never ever did he give any importance to these caravans never ever. But on this particular occasion he did. When de la Sol Allahu alayhi wa sallam was with this caravan. He gave special attention he came out. He greeted the caravan in fact
I took them for a meal, and started purposefully. And purposely looking at everybody that was in this caravan. When we say caravan, we're not talking about the caravans you have today, right, which you hook to the back of your, your your vehicles. Now that's not the caravan, we're talking about a group of camels and, and a group of people and in the journey together to a place this was called collectively a caravan.
So he purposely started
checking out the people here. And even they were surprised because this person never ever gave them the light of day. And now there's a meal on the table is showing special interest until he came to Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And he grabbed his hand and he said that this is a leader of mankind and jinn kind, and he is the messenger of the Lord of the worlds and Allah will send him as a mercy to the world's
So the Quraysh asked him, How do you know this?
So he said that you never left the space called acaba, you never left it, except that every tree and every stone frustrated. And this doesn't happen. Except when there's a messenger.
It doesn't happen except when there is a messenger or a prophet.
And later on, he witnessed the shade of trees expanding to cover Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and he explained this as well. And he also confirmed Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam being or being the person who will be the messenger by uncovering the seal of Prophet.
Right, which was
similar to an apple close to the left shoulder of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And according to the Hadith that I have read, it was surrounded by mold that it had few hairs on it. But nowhere have I come across that it had Allah and Rasool on it, as you see a lot of these plaques and souvenirs that come out and they have this this the writing of a line Mohammed in a space a specific way, and they say, the Seal of prophethood nowhere in have I come across what I've said not having knowledge of something doesn't mean it doesn't exist. But I have tried my best to search for any evidence to substantiate what we see on these products, where people write Allah Mohammed in a
specific way. And then it's titled the seal of Prophet with and I have not come across anything which says this. In fact, if that was the case, people would have accepted him sallallahu alayhi wasallam not So wouldn't it be more convincing? Allahu Allah, I haven't come across any narration would say that what I have come across is that it was similar to an apple and
or a pigeons egg. And it had mold, some mold around it and some hairs on it, but here this month, uncovered this and he said this is the seal or he he acknowledged and recognized this as the seal of prophethood.
When this happened, but here are
some started persuading this caravan, especially a Buddha he asked who is the guardian of this boy about Barnum said I am he started persuading him, you need to head back. You need to go back what I have noticed you heading to towards the Romans, they will notice it as well. And the end won't be good for this boy harm will come to him. And Abu Talib needed some convincing and then he was convinced and Abu Talib set the process for Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to go back to to Mecca to go back to Makkah now. We have lessons, very few lessons, but interesting lessons that you and I need to take heed of. Firstly, number one, we learn from this that the People of the Book knew
about Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
This is proof that the books were changed. Allah told us they changed the books. How did I know this? This is he was considered to be a scholar from the scholars. He wasn't a lay man. He was a scholar from amongst the scholars of the Christians. This is a scholar, bearing testimony giving witness to this man, this boy here being the best and the Prophet of Allah He will be the Prophet of Allah. Right? How did he know this except that he was taught this in that left behind by Isa and his Salah, and that left behind by Musa alayhis salam? Clearly right. That's how you would only know this. You know being sensitive to the signs that the stones are frustrating. The trees are
frustrating. Right the shade of the tree increases is telling them look look at the shade, it increases. This is this is going to be the Messenger of God. A person
cannot be sensitive to this unless he has previous knowledge. So we know from this that the People of the Book knew about Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And they denied him not based on ignorance, but based on knowledge and denial based on knowledge equals arrogance.
When you deny something, and you know it to be true, that's arrogance. When somebody says, brother, you're wrong, and you know that they're right, but your ego kicks in, right? What happens? And you say, Now, I know
that I don't want to talk about it.
Right? And so on and so forth. You choose to shut people drown your ego comes into play, instead of acknowledging and saying I'm sorry.
Allah says with a hula hoop, a lot
of other tool is
built for us boo Johanna, will sell me hat man.
So Han Allah, Allah says this, this people when you tell them via Allah, what happens? They become arrogant with regards to your statement
and they are sinful as a result and the ending is severe.
Denying something when you know it to be true is arrogance. And that is where Allah subhanho wa Taala says in the levena is stuck Burana and he bad that he wore color or color of bukem or the Rooney as the Jubilee icon. In the legend is stuck bureau Nevada at this dry mentioned in Colorado. Paula buku needs to be first to do it better. Do it better. And we can say do I miss Ella as well do I have two types of brothers and sisters Just so you know, there are
in our sherea when the Quran says it either refers to the drug that you and I know when we raise our hands and make drying supplicate and there are in the Quran also refers to all acts of worship, salah and anything that is the worship of Allah is also known as de la. This is known as Dora and a bad and the first draft which is Dr. supplicating is known as Miss Ella, the Dr. of asking. Allah says these people
who do who Allah says those who deny the worship of Allah Allah quoting African people. He doesn't call them road deniers of Allah subhanho wa Taala he calls them African people why this is the lesson to you and I that they deny while knowing who Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam is while knowing this is from Allah subhanho wa Taala. So the people of the book, delight Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was knowing it, if they denied we say to them, your priest, your scholar, but Hera gave clear testimony.
Now, one other thing you need to know, is some of the deniers if you know some people might say, well, maybe they don't know the story, or they don't believe it. No, they do. They do. This story of bahara they do. Because in their books, they say
that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam what he came up with, he got it from Bahia.
They say he was taught and trained by who by them, but they don't know that. So Pamela, this is actually just landing, that uppercut, you know, uppercut punch to them on themselves.
Right? Instead of instead of
providing evidence against Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam by saying this, they providing evidence against themselves, because you and I can say to them all right, okay. All right. Let's say that he got it from the hearer. Why don't you accept the message? If he got the message of your scholar? Why don't you accept the message?
Why do you cry is three?
Why do you say resize the Son of God? Why do you say that? When your scholar, as you say taught Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam? This is a rebuttal, right? They claim that he wasn't a prophet, the prophetic message that he had was from behera. We say if what you say is true, then why don't you listen to what he had to say if he got it from your own scholar, and listen to what he had to say. The fact that you deny that what's happening here you deny your own scholar and you deny the message, what's happening.
Aloha Mustang, Allahu Mustang. So these are a few lessons that we learn from the story of the hero and these are the lessons that I have for you all today. barakallahu li come everybody tomorrow. We have a very interesting event that took place before Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam became a prophet. He did something that Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam praised after he also became a prophet if there's something that he
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was the incident that we're going to discuss tomorrow What was it? You have to come tomorrow
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