Seerah S01 E11 Part A – Iqra – The Essence Of Religion
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Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah ala alihi wa sahbihi Marina My bad. Rubbish Ronnie sadri we're still really an MRI data melissani yufka hooghly
but your brothers and sisters in Islam Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.
praises belong to Allah subhanho wa Taala
and peace and blessings be upon the final messenger Muhammad 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.
Subhana Allah today I had an incident whereby I woke up and my voice disappeared.
I'm sure those who were with me
last night, might have noticed in the prayer, what happened towards the end that it seemed to have continued, but we rely on him it's come back slowly but surely.
And ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to
protect my voice and protect your voices and protect our health.
In sha Allah insha Allah insha Allah
brothers and sisters yesterday in our blast of the past series, which was Episode 10 and by the way, I welcome you all to Episode 11. Is this episode 11? Yes. hamdulillah Episode 11 blast from the past Syrah in the 21st century yesterday. We learned many lessons will lay in hand.
And today insha Allah we want to continue and move to a different phase. The phases we've discussed in the previous episodes were phases before Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam became a prophet yesterday we discuss the whole rebuilding of the Kava, right and that and that incident happened when he was 35 years old. Now we at the phase when Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is to receive what he is to receive what he and
the scholars of Sierra, the historians and the scholars of the sooner rather, they mentioned that when Rasulullah sallallahu, alayhi wasallam.
Coming up to that period, when he was becoming a prophet, he frequented this concept of solitude, and visiting the Cave of Hira and we've discussed this in many an episode and the importance of having a cave and that moment of peace in our lives. When we can reconnect to our natural disposition, we can start hearing the inner voice that is always calling out to us and calling us back to common sense, right? We said we all have this inner voice, but this inner voice is drowned out by the noise of social media, the noise of society and the media, and so on and so forth. So Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to leave the hustle and bustle of Makkah and idolatry
and so on and so forth. And he would go to reconnect to this inner voice that was calling him to common sense, reconnect with his natural disposition, trying to work out how to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala. We've discussed this in previous episodes he he didn't know how and Allah guided him. Allah said well Jeddah Kemal and Fahad, right you are not upon complete guidance, you are searching for complete guidance, you are not misguided but you didn't know how to worship Allah for her. And we revealed to you and taught you how Allah subhanho wa Taala wants to be worshipped. So he would go to the cave of Hira and try to worship Allah, how did he worship Allah subhanho wa Taala
many scholars give different citations. And we say that he sallallahu alayhi wa sallam worshipped Allah, upon that which Allah subhanho wa Taala opened for him. Some say he worshiped upon the way or knew how to his Salah. Some say he worshiped upon the way of Ibrahim alayhis salaam. And Allah subhanho wa Taala knows best.
Some scholars actually say that Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam did perform Hajj before he became a prophet. And
a sign that he was upon the way of Ibrahim alayhis salam was that on the day of arafah, he would stand on the plains of Africa, whilst the Quraysh would stand on the plains of misidentified. We know that the police would tweak things based on their poor intellect and they will put intellect in front of
They never believed in Revelation but they gave the intellectual precedence right.
They gave the intellect a precedence. So they said, that look
arafa is a holy day.
And the plains of ARAVA outside of the harem, not inside of the harem, and we know this, look at the harem boundary. Orava is outside of the harem boundary, right for those who visited Mecca, you know this. So they said, what makes more sense is for us to stand on wisdom. Because most deliever is within the harem boundary, they tweaked worship.
And it is reported that Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would go and stand on out of her. Where did he get this from?
From the way of Abraham, he set up this is what the scholars who say that he worshipped upon the way of Ibrahim Alayhi Salam use as evidence right, but they have disputed whether he actually did perform Hajj before prophecy and Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah knows best.
Brother, amen. If you want to serve me serve me anytime I think
So, coming up to Prophethood Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
practicing this concept of being secluded and pondering. Another phenomenon that we're seeing just before he became a prophet was that many people actually came searching for the upcoming prophet This was
these were events that happened, they would come in to Macau, people from different civilizations, searching for searching for this upcoming prophet which and we've we've said before, when we discussed the behavior of the monk, and we discussed the bass Allah when he accompanied Rasulullah, sallAllahu, alayhi wasallam. Right. He accompanied him on some trade, he took testimony from some Lenin people, that this person is a prophet, because of specific events that occurred, right. So
we know that there were signs of the upcoming prophet and we also know that in the books of the previous people, who was knowledge about the prophet to come, and that's why we said they denied him, arrogantly because they denied him knowing that he was the Prophet it was taught to them. In the scriptures, it was taught to them by their previous prophets, right? So use that they had news of the upcoming prophet and where likely and how likely and so on and so forth. So people were coming through in search of him from the Jews from the Christians, even. We see reports in the Sierra, that fortune tellers even
searching for the upcoming prophet.
Now Rasulullah sallallahu, either he was sending when he became a prophet, this is synonymous with some other major Islamic event.
What is this event?
The beginning of Revelation, the beginning of Revelation, he became a prophet with revelation, and he became a messenger. With revelation there's a difference. There's a difference. Remember, we said, I'm not sure if I shared with you. There's a difference between a prophet and a messenger a messenger is said to people, a prophet is appointed by Allah. Every messenger is a prophet and not every prophet is a messenger Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam became a prophet with it, Cora. But was he sent his people then now? When was he sent his people? Yeah, you all with death here? co founder. Right? So he became a messenger with the with the revelation Yeah, you are with death, but
he became a prophet with a crock. And revelation comes to prophets. So when we discuss Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam becoming a prophet This is synonymous with another major Islamic event. And that is the beginning of Revelation.
In Sahih, Al Bukhari and Sahih Muslim who knows a hell because a Muslim
but Sahil Bukhari is a book of Hadith, the most authentic book after the Quran, and Sahih Muslim is another authentic book of heavy durations in these books are authentic, right. In these two books, we have a narration that teaches us about Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam becoming a prophet, and also Rasulullah sallallahu and oh, and also the beginning of Revelation, these two things are
happening happen hand in hand.
Even zubayr reports that I shall have the Allah who
The beginning of the revelation that came to the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and this is a rough translation for you. And barnacle avec Allah grant you the honey agenda. Yeah, Raymond. I mean,
I mean, he was blushing now.
And he was father as well. Why shall we Allah grant him the tea of Jen. I mean,
we have some on the left and five on the right. Mashallah. The wingers right.
I'm giving you a rough translation because going through the Arabic will take a lot of time. This is a long narration. She says rob the Allahu Ivan has the beginning of the revelation that came to the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was at the beginning, good dreams, which came true.
Good dreams, which came through this was the beginning of Revelation.
This is before jabril came gibreel came with a type of Revelation, which is the major component of Revelation. But Allah also reveals these prophets via dreams like Ibrahim alayhis salam.
So she says that Allah subhanho wa Taala
would give him dreams, good dreams, which would come true.
This was the beginning for a period of six months. And she says he never saw a dream but it came true like bright daylight meaning was manifest that he saw it and this event has
come to happen. So this is how it started. Then she says seclusion was made dear to you. And he used to go to the cave of Hira and worship there, which means that he went and devoted himself to worship for a number of nights before coming back to his family to collect more provisions, then he would go back again. And then he would go back to Khadija to collect more provisions and so on and so forth. This was Allah Salalah alayhi wa sallam would do and this happened until the truth came to him until the hack came to him until jabril came to him with revelation from Allah subhanho wa Taala. He says, suddenly, when he was in the cave of Hira, the angel came and said, ikura read. The Messenger of
Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, I'm not a reader, Manoj Bukhari
and obviously this is a scary situation he mentioned. Right? You seeing something from the unseen, something strange, commanding you to read? And you're not a reader? He says, ma Bukhari. I'm not a reader. He's he said, that he took hold of me Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he saying, I shall Allah Allah is telling us that Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is saying, he took hold of me and squeezed me until I could not bear it anymore. And then he released me and said, read, and I said the same answer. Manoj Bukhari I cannot read. So he took hold of me and squeezed me a second time until I could not bear it anymore. And then he released me, and he said, read, and I said, I
have not read by now because he couldn't read. This is wisdom from Allah subhanho wa Taala. Because there's a lesson from this. No one can say, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam read what he preached to anywhere else. anywhere else. I cannot read not once, not twice, three times Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, he took hold of me and squeeze me a third time until I could not bear it anymore. Then he released me and said, A Korra Bismillah beaker lady Holla Holla Holla insane I mean, a Cora awara bucola Crump, a lady unnamable column, unlevel in Santa Maria Allah. He said, read in the name of your Lord who has created all that exists. He has created man from a
cloth. And he said read and your Lord is the Most Generous, who has taught by the pen. He has taught man which man knew not this is a rough translation of the ayatollah to do justice to the heart We need to set a dedicated setting just to take the lessons of from the Tafseer and explanation of the iron. But this is a rough translation. Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says that
or this hadith teaches us that after this event, he went back with his heart beating wildly until he came to Khadija ragi Allahu Allah. And he said to a cover me cover me so he was obviously shivering, and they covered him till his fear went away. Then he said to Khadija Oh Khadija I fear for myself, and he told us what happened to him.
Khadija Roby Allahu anhu said, as I discussed with you all when we're discussing how our wife makes a house, a home and an abode, she said to him words of comfort, and she said, Well La Isla UZ Camilla whoever. She says By Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala will not disgrace you will not disgrace you, we will never disgrace you not just not disgrace you never not now and not in the future. You Zeke is the present tense of the verb, the present tense of a verb in the Arabic language denotes continuity, there's continuity in the process. Right? So she's saying, Allah will not disgrace you and never disgrace you What amazing words from an amazing woman or the Allahu Allah gather us with
her in gentlemen. I mean, and with Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, I mean, and then she went on to praise Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, she said,
By Allah, Allah will never disgrace you, you uphold the ties of kinship. You speak truthfully, you help the poor and the destitute. You serve your guests generously, and assist those who are stricken by calamity. Take note, my dear brothers and sisters, these were qualities of success, qualities, qualities of profits. And this was him before he became a prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, you should have an intention that you move on to do these things. So that you walk in the footsteps of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Right. What did she notice from him? When she praised him? What did she praise? And when she praising him out of just buttering him up? No, this was fact. This
was fact and we'll discuss this in sha Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala permits the concept of praising and when it is allowed. So she said, You uphold the ties of kinship, Allah He we can have a one hour discussion about this, a one hour discussion, right? the bonds of kinship, the bonds of kinship,
perhaps do a search online on YouTube. I have a dedicated lecture today
on this topic, the bonds of kinship, I think it's called Sajid arrma for those writing, try doing that search I will also revise it inshallah and, and come back to you all tomorrow Bismillah E to Allah with the the correct name of have made a mistake, but it's the name is similar to this maintaining the bonds of kinship.
Sajid arrma, in Google inshallah will come, this is what Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would do before prophecy. And this again, teaches us or reinforces the lesson we discussed yesterday, which was the importance of creating relevance with the people create relevance with them, you have to mix with them, so that when you speak to them, they listen to you they don't, they're not surprised. Where did you come from? Right, your person hiding somewhere. You don't mix with the people. And then you want to teach us good, was Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam who was a man of solitude, but he spent many years mixing in the quote unquote halaal the good practices
of his people, he would mix with them and be with them and participate with them. He wasn't hiding in his room or hiding in a hole somewhere, right? participating with the people. So when he would speak to them, they would, he would have had relevance already created. And upon that platform, he would speak to them and thus he was managed, he managed to avert bloodshed. With the story related to the Blackstone, when he spoke, they listened to him. Why? Because he already had relevance. He created relevance with them. Right? He could speak to them upon that platform. This reinforces and consolidates that lesson, you maintain the bonds of kinship, you maintain the ties of kinship and
notice this word maintain, maintain is not tit for tat.
I do if they do.
They visit me I visit them. They found me I found them. To give my kid my child 10 Australian dollars for it. I give them 10 Australian dollars for it 10 for tax. Right?
No maintain is to go forward. Even when they're trying to cut it.
Maintain means you upkeep. You have to service it. Even when they're trying to cut it you go forward. That's maintaining not 10 foot that when they do i do you maintain it when they cut it, not the attitude of the brother who says
so panela his daughter is getting married. The walima is happening the Sunday
I didn't get an invite
Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait. How many daughters does he have? He has one daughter, one daughter. I have three.
I have three daughters. Right? He's done it once. We'll fix him. No, no, no, no. They make they they do it. They don't invite you. You invite them three times, you do the opposite. You maintain Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would do that. Khadija is praising him, not the Allah who I'm Ha.
She loves her husband for these quantities. Right? And this is one thing brothers and sisters, when you want to grow love between husband and wife become people of good character. You know, the more good things you learn about your spouse, the more you love your spouse. And this is this is factual. This is factual.
Right, this is factual. You get married. And then in the darkness of the night, you hear movement in the room you wake up to see her praying the head you didn't know this about what happens. What happens even though you we can you turn the other way went to sleep, but what happened to you naturally, your love for her grew not so
yes, Sudan Allah, this is why married good quality. And she when she learns that my husband supports these widows, he gives charity I don't even know. People are saying this, this person who gives this charity and it turns out to be my husband, what happens to the wife, love grows in her husband, this is how you grow love. People say how do I make my wife loved?
And how do I make my husband love me more? Yes, this dry and so on and so forth. But one of the greatest ways is to grow your character. Not for him for the sake of Allah.
substantial growth, grow your character, become a better person, love will naturally come through. This is the son of Allah, Will. We we love people who do good, not so these people who we don't even know of, we don't even know of, but we just see them doing things and Subhana Allah, we feel love for them. We love them for the sake of Allah. We can't put a hand on it, but we just love them for the sake of Allah. Right? Because they have good character. She is citing the good character of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam, you maintain the ties of kinship. Number one, you speak truthfully, you never misplace your tongue. You help the poor and the destitute. Allahu Akbar,
Allahu Akbar, you help the poor and the destitute? How in need? Are we brothers and sisters? How in need are we? How we need are we we took the lesson the other day, about the importance of supporting projects, even if none Muslims do it. But their projects which they share are considered sacred.
Even though it's a non Muslim doing it, you go forward and help. That's the Islamic message. And then we said, What if a Muslim is doing it?
What if it's a Muslim doing what the Sharia considered sacred, you should go there even faster, right? To help. You should go there even faster to help. And it shouldn't be that they need to beg you for money. They need to have a fundraiser, you should be going forward and saying what do you need help the poor? How are you helping the poor? What do you need? I'm here. This is the way of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and he would serve his guests generously and assist those who are stricken by calamity. selfless, he made your problem, his problem. This was his nature, Sal, Allahu Allah. He was telling them. It was not that this does not involve me and my family. So I'm
not going to be interested. Now. You had a problem. It was his problem. salallahu alayhi wasallam. So this is what she said. And then she plotted for Rasulullah sallallahu. It was sent him a plan and said, We will go and find out about what happened from a relative of mine. Right? The son of her paternal uncle, she said, I know he's got some knowledge about these things of perhaps he can shed some light. So she took Rasulullah sallallahu, alayhi wasallam to be no fun. That was his name. And he was a man who had become a Christian during the jahai. Yeah. Can he used to write Arabic script and he used to write from the gospel in Arabic as much as Allah willed, He should write, and he was
an old man who became blind and had he just said, Oh, son of my uncle, listen to what your nephew says meaning Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So what listened and what he said, Oh, son of my brother, look at these words, right? To get these words, you get the look at the other of the manners. Remember we said Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said I was sent to perfect the most noble of characters, which means the Quraysh these people had character. They were people of character as well. They have good character. Look at the speech. Oh, son of my brother. How close does that bring you?
It brings you close. Oh son of my brother. What have you seen to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam explained
And what aka said, this is the now moose, human by the moose gibreel
even by moose gibreel, the Angel of Revelation, the angel that is sent to prophets. This is the moose who came down to Moosa with that I were young and could live until the time when your people will drive you out. He knew he's telling us on a level and he was telling them get ready. Fasten your seat belts. There's turbulence ahead. What he's saying is, I wish I wish I was young and could be available to support you, because trouble or troubling times are coming to you. There's many lessons in this we'll come to it. The Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, well, they really drive me out. These are my people, I have relevance with them. I'm the tribesmen The,
the, the the bond of blood is powerful. It's powerful. Will they dragged me out? His his his he is concerned, He's surprised.
And what have I said, Yes, never has they come and put this in your head in gold. Never has they come a man with that which you have brought meaning worship when Allah only but he was persecuted. And if I should live to see that day I will support you strongly. But Allah will that a few days later worker passed away. So Pamela look at the plan of Allah systematic worker is alive to the point to explain to Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam what he needs to know and then Allah takes him away.
Allah is in control of everything. Alive is in control of everything. subhanho wa Taala
that revelation seized for a while and Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam became sad now obviously you become sad because you told that Oh son of my brother, what you saw was an angel from Allah. And this is Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam trying to make sense of what the Quraysh are doing, and trying to learn how to worship Allah. So all of a sudden, he's just heard the best news he could ever hear that Subhan Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala by creator by Lord is communicating with me. And then the revelation goes silent, so naturally become sad what happened to it? I need it. Right you become dependent on it? Because you love to worship Allah the way he wants
to be worshiped. I need this. So Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam grieved Now, before we go into the lessons, and there's many lessons Allah who I believe today will suffice, unless we sit till 10pm.
Before we get to the lessons, when did Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam become a prophet? He became a prophet on Monday. And this is established because Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to say what is too fast Monday that this is the day I was born, and this is the day revelation came to me.
Which month did he become a prophet in? In the Karim Rahim Allah mentions two views. Eighth have revealed one around this period 41 years after the event of the elephants, and this is the view of the majority. This is the view of the majority. A second view says he became a prophet in Ramadan, and we discussed this previously we shed some light, some people said he became a prophet Ramadan, so he was born in in Ramadan. Remember when we discussed the birth of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. You don't remember its online review that particular lesson.
The view of the majority was it was in robiola, 141 years after the event of the elephant some actually cite the eighth of robbia Allah Emmanuel Bay happy Rahmatullah he really a great Imam.
He has an interesting way of piecing this together. He says, Look, when revelation started,
it was dreams, which lasted six months, and this was in the rubeola one. And then revelation came and happened in Ramadan,
which is six months after therapy. So revelation happened the review of our revelation happened in Ramadan, this Imam Al by happy has joined this together. And Allah subhanho wa Taala knows best somebody might say, but hold on a second, Allah says in anzahl now will feel a little harder. We revealed the Quran on the night of power, Shia Rama varnelli on Zilla Al Quran, the Quran was revealed in the month of Ramadan. So if the Quran was revealed then and he became a prophet, then then surely he became a prophet in the month of Ramadan. Correct. But then somebody might say, but also the Quran was revealed over a period of 23 years. So how was the Quran reviewed in Ramadan?
all these questions, understand brothers and sisters
What our scholars have said Rahmatullah. They say the Quran was revealed in two stages. The first stage was it being revealed as a whole. And this was from the preserve tablet to Bay to the reserve the house of honor, in the first half. This happened on the night of power, which happened in the month of Ramadan. And then from there, it was revealed piecemeal meaning in stages, as per the wisdom of Allah over a period of 23 years, is that clear? Is that clear? That this is important that you understand this is good general knowledge, right? This is good general knowledge for you all. So at least, you understand when Allah subhanho wa Taala says, In Zilla, houfy laylat al Qaeda and
shadow Ravana lady Angela Quran and the fact that the Quran came down in stages over 23 years. So now you know there was a dual pronged approach with regards to the Quran being revealed
as a whole first, on the night of power in the month of Ramadan, from a local baffles to the house of honor was the house of honor.
The first happened
there's another house known as El baitul Mabu which is the equivalent of the Kaaba in the seventh heaven, in the seventh heaven, right.
So these are two opinions and this is how a man will be happy Rahmatullahi Allah put it together. Now what lessons do we learn from this? Firstly, brothers and sisters, we learn the only important lesson that the title of this religion is a crock.
The title of this religion is education. The title of this religion is knowledge, because it refers to reading and reading is the way we acquire knowledge. In most cases, reading is the way we acquire knowledge. The scholars wrote books now we make TV programs, yes, but the scholars, the giants who walk this earth, they wrote books we learn through reading. This is the wisdom of Allah, choosing a courage to be the first revelation to announce that this religion is built upon education and knowledge. And yesterday I told you all what our pious predecessors used to say. They used to say the rite of Islam is to
learn is to learn. It's the husk of Islam that you learn. When you say la ilaha illa Allah The next step is that you, Muhammad Rasulullah The next step is that you lead Islam is how can right so this religion is built upon a flat platform of knowledge is not ignorance, not emotion, not that which contradicts common sense, upon knowledge and upon evidence. This is what we learn. Brothers and sisters