Seerah S01 E01 Part B – Blessings Of Studying The Seerah
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So brothers and sisters, loving Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is deep, and studying the Sierra
causes our love for him to grow.
And by Allah, this is human nature. This is human nature, think of a parent, and the parents love of a child.
And think of a husband, and his love of his spouse. And think
of a teacher, and a teacher's love of his or her child.
When a husband finds out that Subhanallah, my wife wakes up with 100 he didn't know when he married her, that she wakes up with 100. But when he spent his first night with her,
he had a movement in the early hours of the morning.
And when he peeked out of his warm, do they, he sees her observing the movement of Salah What does what do you think happens to this husband naturally?
And hamdulillah your hammock Allah, what do you think happens to this husband naturally,
his love for her increases naturally, because he's learned something more about her something more positive, something more positive, and that naturally grows his love. He didn't know this point before now that he knows it. It's made her even more beautiful. And what about a female when she finds out that my husband is going to give me an open credit card?
No, I'm just joking. I'm just joking for our females. The brothers Yeah, too serious. So I said I, I make them smile a little bit. It's sooner to smile, you know, smile.
Is it too cold?
It's too cold. So everybody is frowning.
We discussing the Syrah, we should smile. We should smile. when when when a husband when a wife finds out that my husband Subhana Allah, He gives charity. He gives charity secretly, even I don't know. She goes somewhere and she finds out in an anonymous way that Subhan Allah is a person who donates to the center and by chance she says it's her husband, Allahu Akbar. What do you think happens to her?
I love her husband naturally increases why she has found something new, which is praiseworthy, which is beloved about her husband, and this affected an increased love. This is human nature, my dear brothers and sisters, when you and I learn about Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam about his struggles about how he was oppressed about how he forgave Subhan Allah, how he forgave how soft he was, how he never retaliated, how patient he was Salallahu it he was telling them how he stood the night in prayer, worshipping Allah subhanho wa Taala, worshiping Allah, hour after hour, until his feet would swell. And when his beloved wife turns to him and says, Why so much Oh prophet of Allah,
ye so much. Surely you don't have to go to these extents. And he turns to her and say, a fella akula abdomen Shakira, that should not be a thankful slave should not be a thankful slave of Allah subhanho wa Taala that Allah bestowed upon him the most noblest of gifts Prophethood the most noblest of responsibilities Prophethood Should I not be a thankful slave? A gift of this nature mandates that I stand the night in prayer. In fact, it mandates that I do more a follow up then shakoora should I not be a thankful slave? Well, why he when you and I learned this, and we read this, our love for him sallallahu alayhi wa sallam increases when we hear that he went to pa and
they stoned his best buddy sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and filled his blessing feet with his blessed blood sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and when Allah gave him a choice, he chose to forgive them. When we learn this, my dear brothers and sisters, what does this do to you and
Allah He does nothing but increase our love for Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam when we see how sad he was Salallahu it he was sending them when his message was not being accepted
by the pagan idol eaters.
He came to them with that which was the goodness of this world and the next and he pine and pine and pine
He tried and tried and dried sallallahu alayhi wasallam and never gave up, Never give up. Never showed an ounce of arrogance. Never.
He tried and tried and tried, and they would reject his message. And he would return, sad, crying, upset sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Subhanallah upset that he's that he wants goodness for them.
He wasn't crying because they were not accepting him.
Because he was not inviting to himself. sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he was crying because he was inviting towards the truth and they were rejecting the truth sallallahu alayhi wasallam there's a difference My dear brothers and sisters, when a person advises quoting towards himself, or when a person advises quoting towards the Huck, there's a difference. Both are good. But what is more praiseworthy is when you call to the heck, when you call to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And we see how sad he is because they are not accepting his message. And he's trying to work out the next strategy to get to them. Allah He this does nothing but grow our love for our sort of Allah sallallahu alayhi
In fact, my dear brothers and sisters, it's appropriate to say here and now
that having a remote desire to learn about the life of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam is a sign that we love Him. May Allah make our sitting today, and I was sitting during the nights of Ramadan, studying snippets from the life of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam be a sign a manifestation of our love for Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and May Allah subhanho wa Taala make our sitting a means of us being chosen to drink from the blessed hands of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam on the day of gamma. I mean, I mean, he or Bella alameen wa he.
He was a person like, like you and I, my dear brothers and sisters, he was special. He was Bashara mithuna he was a he was a human being like you and I, he would sleep. He would get sick. He would eat, he would drink he would marry, he would have children Subhanallah it's not beyond us to walk in his footsteps. He was it's not beyond us to walk in his footsteps. It's not for us to say, Well, he was somebody else. And we are somebody else. It's beyond us. No, my dear brothers and sisters. No, no, he was a he was an example, a perfect example. And Allah commanded us to follow somebody who was like us. Yes, Allah gave him certain specifics. But Allah also told us that he was like us. And
that's why Allah subhanho wa Taala didn't send an age and an angel to us. Because then we would have had had the excuse that you know what, he's an angel. This is a different creation. This is a different question. We don't have that excuse. This is from the wisdom, the perfect wisdom of Allah subhanho wa Taala that he sent us guidance with a human being
like you and I, who felt pain when we felt pain. Allah subhanho wa Taala says Azizullah Allah Hema I need to so Han Allah, he was concerned about that which affected you that which kept you busy. So Pamela, you busy you having sleepless nights Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has a sleepless night because you are having a sleepless night Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar.
When you learn that on his deathbed, on his deathbed, he's crying to Allah subhanho wa Taala Almighty almighty.
Subhana Allah, his last breath. He's spending his last breath asking Allah about his own man. Yeah, Allah protect my own man. Yeah, Allah What about my own man? You and I have my dear brothers and sisters. You and I don't feel distant from him. sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Allah He, he felt close to us. He felt close to us. He thought about a sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. He thought about us in his dying moments, his final moments. That is the time when you only think about the most important matter to you. Subhan Allah, you know you breathing your last, the most important matter to you? He is sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is crying to Allah about his own man and the protection of his own
man, and he sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is saying a Salah to Salah Subhan Allah He knows the Salah the Salah is a means of great success in this world and the next he's shouting it out a Salah to Salah woman Melaka Amen lucam he is advising us towards Salah towards protecting the salah and looking after that which our right hands possess meaning our families, our spouse
And that which our right hands possess in those days slave girls
sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
So in touch he was with us, my dear brothers and sisters that we find in his life, him
sharing a thought with his companions, telling his companions are the Allahu anhu Marine.
That you know what? I miss my brothers.
I miss my brothers Subhanallah So,
companions of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, What do you mean you miss your brothers? We are your practice. We are your presence, oh prophet of Allah.
And he says, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, no,
you are my companions.
But my brothers are those
that will come after me.
They will not have seen the Quran being revealed.
They would have not seen me but by Allah they will believe in me and believe in the message that I came.
That is, my dear brothers and sisters. That is yourself and myself. When we learn from his life salallahu alayhi wasallam our love for him. We cannot help but have our love for him being increased once again. May Allah subhanho wa Taala get us with ingenico from the benefits My dear brothers and sister studying the Sierra, as I was called as teachers is that when you study the Sierra, then you are studying one of the greatest miracles. Yes, my dear brothers and sisters many a time. When we talk about the miracles of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we talk about
the moon splitting, for example. And yes, this is a miracle. But how many of us discussed the miracle of his life sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Subhan Allah. Some of our scholars have said that his life is such a miracle, that if he came with nothing but his life, it was sufficient for us to believe in Allah subhanho wa Taala and him being the Messenger of Allah subhana wa biella such was his life. I mean, think about it, my dear brothers and sisters, amen.
In the center of the globe, in between two civilizations, the Roman and the Persians, in this arid land,
which you could argue, was not even a civilization I mean,
there was no civilization.
Right? It was the strong, overtaking the weak and the rich, overtaking the poor It was a concept. It was a jungle life. It was a jungle life. It was survival of the fittest as we say, there was no civilization, females were treated as commodity.
Young girls were buried alive.
It was people circumambulating the carbine naked and this was this was something sensical to them. SubhanAllah there was no civilization.
This was a group of people
living and not just darkness, but compounded darkness.
And then comes Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and unlettered prophet.
And in 23 years changed the situation of the entire region. He took them from
worshipping the created to worshiping the Creator, and took them from oppression, or the darkness of oppression to the lights of justice, and took them from disunity and weakness to unity and strength and took them from denying the hereafter towards desiring it and took them from bloodshed towards peace and harmony, and so on and so forth. This cannot be classed
except as America, La ilaha illAllah. Muhammad Rasul Allah
from the benefits studying the zero, my dear brothers and sisters, is that it boosts our Eman and increases our Eman And we've shared many stories online. What in the hell happened? And you and I in this day and age we need this. We need to study this year. We need to study the Syrah in this day and age when vice has become the norm. And Islam undergoes what you and I witnessed today from the media and its agenda to make
right? As well as there being Muslims who have become misguided and misrepresent Islam. This is an era in which you and I need all the tools and all the elements that keep our Eman in check that keep keeps our eyes wet and crying for the sake of Allah that keeps our hearts jittery and shivery. When we hear the name of Allah when we recite the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala. From the benefits of studying the zero, my dear brothers and sisters, is that the Sierra helps us through our difficulties.
It is a sense of calm amidst confusion, a sense of peace, amidst trial and tribulation. It forces a sense of calm in our lives. It gives us hope and belief that Yes, we can. Because in this era, we see how the most beloved to Allah subhanho wa Taala went through trials and tribulations went through difficulties. The Muslims were sanctioned in a valley for years, no food, no drink, no medicine, no trade. For what for saying La ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasulullah
today we find ourselves becoming apologetic
with this about this Deen
and we choose not to take the path of Islam and complain that the situation is unbearable by Allah I asked you. How is our situation in comparison to those who are locked in the value of a beta lib? for years without that which necessitates life?
I asked you my dear brothers and sisters, how serious is our situation in comparison to this, and I dare you to find who renounced his or her Islam, because of that circumstance. Subhan Allah look at the level of the man. Studying the Syrah helps us believe that irrespective of circumstance, Yes, we can. We can Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. This is not Bob the Builder. By the way. This is a different yes we can. Right I know many of us. We have our children. They watch Bob the Builder, right? And Bob the Builder also believes it says yes, yes, you can rise. Isn't that what they say? And can you fix it? Yes, we can. We can fix it. This is not possible that this is a greater fixing.
We saying we saying that irrespective of circumstance. We can hold tight onto our Eman we can hold tight on to our Islam. After the
the years where the loss of Allahu alayhi wa sallam was sanctioned, we see that he loses Khadija robiola who and his greatest supporter, he loses
a great supporter his uncle, and he lost him without him accepting Islam. Look at the trials and tribulations. Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam had to go to my dear brothers and sisters, right. So studying the Syrah gives us hope, from the benefits of studying the Sierra is developing a more complete love also for the companions of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, those who believed in him, those who supported him, those who are who are the means for you and I being Muslims today, the Sahaba Ravi Allah who and whom he married the best of all generations, the generations of the generation, about which Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam said Pharaoh
Matthew Carney that the best of generations is my generation. We learn about them and as we learn about them, our love for them increases.
It will Mr. Rudra Viola who said in a hadith which is acceptable, he said in in Allah, Navarra a bat, for whatever for what caliber Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Hira kuruvilla a bat for stofer hulin fc
for delta who be resigned at Summa Navara Hello Beloved by the kalbi Muhammad for whatever for watch kulu boss happy higher accountability for gyla husar and OBE.
Subhana Allah Allah. He says Ravi Allah who and that Allah subhanho wa Taala looked at the hearts of the servants. And he found the heart of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the best of all hearts. So he chose Muhammad Sallallahu I think he will send them to be his messenger. And he sent him with his message. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala looked at the hearts of his servants, after the heart of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and he found the hearts of the companions of Muhammad.
sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to be the best of hearts, Allahu Akbar. Thus Allah chose them to be his ministers sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Through the study of the Sera, my dear brothers and sisters, we learn the status of Abubakar and the character of Rama and the constant spending of man and the forbearance of love
and the patience of hubbub, and the steadfastness of VLAN. And the kindness of abou and the flick of your eyes, and the Quranic abilities of evenness rude and the truthfulness of Abu and the trustworthiness of Abu Zubaydah and the ability to memorize of Abu hurayrah and the amazing qualities of the rest of the Sahaba radi Allahu anhu major marine. May Allah subhanho wa Taala gather us with him in Jana. And don't forget my dear brothers and sisters, that when we study the Sierra, we learn about our mothers. the wives of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Allah gathers for them to engineer me from the benefits of the Sierra, my dear brothers and sisters, is
that the Sierra teaches us the methodology, the correct methodology or the Sierra gives us wisdom.
It makes us people have wisdom, because wisdom is doing the right thing at the right time, in the right way.
This is hikma This is wisdom and studying the Sierra gives us wisdom. Why? Because the Sierra teaches us the correct methodology when it comes to building a home, not building a house, building a home the correct methodology
that we should conduct with our communities and the correct methodology with regards to inviting towards Allah subhanho wa Taala and warning against evil and doing
all that based on the way of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam a way revealed to him by Allah subhanho wa Taala. When we do things, my dear brothers and sisters, the way he did those things on Allahu alayhi wa sallam,
you find yourself being a wiser person.
You find yourself doing those actions, that creates higher impact in every community that you find yourself in, in every situation that you find yourself in. From the benefits of studying the zero also, is that a perfects our morals, our manners, our conduct, this is true, because from hikma is speaking properly, from Sigma is eating properly from wisdom is is is behaving properly properly. And studying the Syrah teaches us how to do these things from the benefits and this is the last thing that I will say today My dear brothers and sisters because there are many right I'm just sharing with you some of what I was called to lie to him said so insha Allah you and I can be even
hungry I know we hungry already.
Because we fast in the month of Ramadan right? Many of you Mashallah have stayed over from work, and you're waiting for the big meal coming up? Or did we have it already?
Did we have it already? Is that why some heads were dropping in tarawih Subhan Allah
The reason why we sharing this is so that we become more hungry inshallah we come tomorrow more ready. We come with our notebooks and our pens, and we get ready to extrapolate together lessons from snippets in the life of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. From the blessings and benefits My dear brothers and sisters, is that
studying the Sierra helps us plan for our future.
It helps us prepare for the future.
Because learning from historical events protects us from becoming naive.
A person who is not well versed with history is a person who is capable of being naive. And a Muslim should never be naive and Muslim never falls in the same hole twice. When we studied the Sierra, we studied the way of different people
and what they did and how they did it. And how Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam dealt with it. This protects us from being naive. And our cheriya is a great supporter of studying history.
Look at the Quran My dear brothers and sisters, around 30 soldiers in the Quran if my memory serves me, right, named after historical events. What does this teach
We should be nurtured by the Quran. If the Quran has named around 30 sutras with historical events, then surely this should be a lesson for you and I have how the Quran values the study of history. Surah
Surah Al Baqarah are these not named after historical events? Yes, they are. So studying the Sierra protects us protects us from being naive, my dear brothers and sisters, I lived in Hussain Ali, even Al Hussein, the son of Al Hussein who was the son of earlier of the Allah who he said, couldn't know early Maharaja Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, chama new Allah Surah Surah. He says, akuna know Allah. He says, we were taught, as I said earlier, we were taught the seer of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam as we were taught a surah from the Quran, as we were taught a surah from the Quran.
Allahu Akbar. Earlier we said, earlier, we said we asked how to bring up our children. This is the methodology. And I say to my dear brothers and sisters, when your children go to sleep, and they ask you to read them that good that bedtime story, that bedtime story, the best stories you can read to them are the Quranic stories. The best stories you could read to them
are stories from the seer of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam stories that are not fiction, stories that have deep meaning, stories that will settle in their heart, and perhaps one day ignite and make them better people than then they could imagine. Insha Allah Indeed Allah subhanho wa Taala is upon all my dear brothers and sisters. Someone might ask and say, Well, this is the month of Quran and surely we should increase our study of the Quran. And I say to you, yes, studying the Sierra is from increasing our study of the Quran is from increasing our study of the Quran for the first source of the Sierra is the Quran. And studying the Sierra helps us understand the Quran is a
direct correlation. Right? Many times people ask, you know, what's the, what's the best Hadith? What's the best book that you and I can use to learn from to learn the life of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam is it even Misha
Rahmatullah Hailey is it even is half bath, Matala, Haley, or is it from the contemporary books or how to write or some of the book I cited for you at the beginning of our discussion, which is the best book, the best book, my dear brothers and sisters is the it's the first book that teaches us about the life of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And studying the serum, as we said earlier, grows our understanding of the Quran that these lessons are from our time with the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala the Quran and this is true, my dear brothers and sisters, because look at surah two fee. This is a historical event that happened before the advent of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi
wasallam right. We know that Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was born a few months after this incident and we have Sora to fill in the Quran. We have Surah Al adeq, which has is pertaining to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam becoming a prophet. Then we have surah Allah Mishra. And I was called as hashmatullah he Allah him say that the surah talks about Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, when he was a young boy around five years of age, when his heart opened, his chest was cut opened. This is what the surah is talking about. Then we have Surah Taha, and the surah deal talks about Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam when he became a prophet, and revelation stopped for
around six months, and also Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam became sad. So Allah pleased him with surah two Buddha was Surah Taha, then we have Surah Al Imran and surah two and van Surah Al Imran deals with the Battle of
which better the surah and Iran deal with the battle and Surah Surah two and five deals with the Battle of VEDA Subhan Allah. So our study of the sera entails also the study of the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala. To conclude, my dear brothers and sisters, please join me over the remaining days of this blessed month. So that we discussed together these snippets and the scenes
slowly grow and develop ourselves in the 21st century that you and I experienced I hope to see each and every one of you in the masjid. I know I've been looking right and left Subhanallah as if I'm driving a car, right because Mashallah the cameraman decided to split the masjid into two halves. I'm not sure why, perhaps we can fix that tomorrow.
Insha Allah. I hope to see you all here tomorrow and I hope to see our viewers as well.
who have joined us via the live broadcast, the live broadcast barkcloth ECAM. Everybody, I love you all for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala everything collected is from Allah subhanho wa Taala and he is perfect. And any mistakes are from myself ha apart and I see colossal Pena who are tireless forgiveness, a bit of homework for you all before you come back. And that is for you to go home. And ask yourself, How close are you to the theater of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam? And how far are you from it? What is your relationship with it?
How strong is your desire to learn about his life? Or how weak is it? It's no problem. If it's weak, it's no problem. If it's weak and you realize that it's weak and you're going to do something about it, it's no problem if your knowledge of the Syrah is too little, and you're going to do something about it. The problem is when you choose to remain ignorant and heedless and not realize that you have an issue, my dear brothers and sisters whenever yourself tells you that you know what this Masjid is, is in the city, you know, so we can we didn't go to work today. For example, right? The nurse might is going to whisper to you now Shere Khan is locked up his other whispers that happen,
the whispers of the evil of ourselves when these whispers come to you and say you know it's in the city it's cold. And by the way, it is called Mashallah Melbourne gets cold there I've traveled here many a time but you know in the December January period, I never
thought that it could get this called Masha Allah. But when that when yourself whispers to you that you know what, give it a miss. Ask yourself, ask yourself, How far are you from the one you say you love? And if you truly love him, then what should you be doing? What should you be doing? And you should really also invite others My dear brothers and sisters, you know a car has a passenger seat can squeeze three people at the back. Unless it's an owner, you know what an owner is? You get fit owner The only for one person because the name is Uno.
But that's not true. That's not true. Somebody might say quatro means you know you can only fit four people in it. You can squeeze five, right?
If they think in a way Allah subhanho wa Taala blesses her the Allahu Allah sallallahu wasallam albaraka and Amina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi zoomarine Subhan Allah who will become the Subhana Allah will be having the connection to Allah Allah and Mr. Furukawa to Boyko Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.