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Seerah S01 E16 Part C – There Are Two Sides To Every Story!
Channel: Sajid Ahmed Umar
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What else do we learn
unity, the importance of unity brothers and sisters, one we learned from the sun. I shared the lesson from the Salah perspective, but I want to share it with you now from the dar perspective, they came together unity to be united. Unity is important brothers and sisters.
It's unity that keeps us strong together. It's this unity that makes us vulnerable.
You know, when I was a young boy, my father taught me unity very beautifully.
And I discussed it on a short reminder online.
In Africa, we have we call it Bryce. You guys could eat barbecue.
You guys could eat barbecue. We have Bryce same thing just different terminologies
the startup you need tweaks right fire starters tricks and I'm a small boy and I remember he said go and get these tweaks can pick up tricks from under the tree you know little boy happy it's exciting Sunday you out eating something with your dad I'm adding up suits come on you Carla. You have a go I'm picking up the sticks I'm coming so my dad would say break this up break it broken Okay, go get some more get some more now there's a bunch gives it to me the bunch together is break it drying my little hands drying can break it you can't break it either. But you broke the other one Come on try trying I can't because okay give it to me takes them back takes one out gives me a break this one
So as you see
he was trying to teach me from a young age I have two sisters you're trying to teach me that you must be together with your sisters be united is give me the lesson for the home. Just oh okay and have you the lie still alive, Masha? Allah. say if you beat together, no one will break
out the sticks together. No one could break it we couldn't break it. But the moment we took one out of the pack, broken now the one broken another one broken but the same sticks together you couldn't break it.
Oh my I remember this lesson whenever I discussed unity. Remember it? Well I remember it.
And what a beautiful lesson it is. So we learn this brothers and sisters.
With that we come to the next incident in the Sierra and this is the last incident for the series. And this is the hijra to have Basha
hegira to Habesha very quickly brothers and sisters, Muslims were being persecuted. Pressure was mounting on abou Polly but now in an even greater way. And also the loss that Allahu alayhi wa sallam was becoming affected by the persecution upon the Muslims by his uncle being pressured.
Something had to happen. So Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam inspired by Allah subhanho wa Taala Of course, directed the Muslims to go to hell Basha and he said that in her Basha, there is a Jew adjust King and how Basha will be an abode for you until Allah opens away.
So what happened
was dramatically offend his wife ruqayyah beats Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam man even autobuy even Robbie and his wife Salah been a bit
as debatable. Musab even Abu Salah, even
Abdel asset and his wife, oma selama been Tabby. omiya was mad, even mazon and even Robbie and his wife Laila, this group left Macau
heading towards Jeddah, or Judah.
they got to a place which the scholars today say is around 70 kilometres south of budget.
it so happened that Allah made the setting the two ships came in for trade. So they boarded the ships and went How did they go to South Jeddah or Judah? Some worked and some road now we know when we land at the airport and the drive to MCI it's not it's it's it's not a short drive 45 minutes one hour depending on traffic 120 kilometres wide roads, air conditioned vehicles, big Camry spacious, right?
Imagine that desert hills, not flattened roads mountains.
This journey was no smooth journey. But they had to do it. They did it. And
they went to harbor sure when did this happen also In which year, the fifth year after
After, after Prophethood.
So they went, and they found safe haven, and were free from persecution. And they develop the worship of Allah subhanho, wa Taala, and the brotherhood and sisterhood
and belief and so on and so forth. And they didn't stay too long. It lasted a few months, and they returned. Now there's a story which mentions why they returned. But the story is heavily disputed amongst the scholars. And for us to sit in discuss that story, its authenticity, or if it's authentic, how we should understand it and so on and so forth. It will take us away
from the endeavors of this class or leave it out for this particular setting. As I said, this is not dedicated towards going to the Sierra word for Why do you want to take the incidents and take lessons from the incidents, right? So there's there is the incident that the scholars of Hadith and the historians discuss heavily. And they say this incident was the incident why they left habush and went back to MCC, I luckily had for our class, they didn't last long inhibition. And
they returned. Now,
this move happened in stealth mode, meaning when they left, the people of Mecca didn't know that this bit is mass movement here, meaning this move, but it wasn't mass. It was a few people, as you've seen, I decided for you the names that these people have moved. But it so happened that the persecution was carrying on and carrying on and carrying on that Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam had to command them again to go to habersham. Once again. hegira number
This time though, 83 men and 18 females attempted the general,
much larger group caught the eyes of the courage that these people are leaving where they going? Let's find out send the intelligence. Right, let's find out. So they found out
now the police were on a mission, right? They wanted to eradicate Islam. They weren't going to leave people to go and settle somewhere else. So for Islam to grow, and come back stronger. So what did they do? They responded, what was the response? The Quraysh said, we will send the best from us who is the best?
You know, obviously propaganda has to spread this we spreading it here. We need to send the best to spread it there. So the king kicks them out. Right? And we're going to send our best to not only send them we're going to send them with mighty gifts for Natasha, the king of Habesha, we're going to send him mighty gifts. So who did they send?
amaryllis, and Abdullah live in Abu Dhabi.
I believe last year, the mighty mind very intelligent.
These two just two people imagine in wake of 100 people going, you got just two people going to do what the purpose of being worth spreading propaganda we discuss propaganda in detail. So they went and they went with the gifts and they went to Nigeria. And they gave him the gifts and they spoke of beautiful speech. But it didn't work. Why? That what did Rasul Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam say about an agenda he was what a just King? What does the just person do?
Thank you for coming with your gifts. I've heard what you've had to say. Hold on a second, let's call them and give them a chance to speak.
That's just people do not listen to one side and then you start giving advice. No. You start creating reactions to what's been head know, find out what's on the other side. There's two sides to every story. So the Muslims were told Listen, you being called in by the authority of the land. So now the Muslims had a meeting. Listen, we need the speaker who's going to speak? We need someone to speak. So they disgust disgust disgust mushara Shura, right they, they they had Matura
and a discussion and deliberation and they agreed that you know what? Jeffery Burnaby thought he should be the speaker. So they went and jaha
went ahead and spoke.
What did you have to say? Obviously in the joshy asked,
asked the Muslims, we have these representatives, this is what they've said what do you have to say? Jennifer's most spoken amazing what Jennifer said we were a people in Jia helia ignorance. We used to worship idols. And we used to eat the meat of dead animals. And we used to be immoral people are
involved in adultery and so on and so forth. And we used to break the bond of kinship and we used to disrespect our neighbor and the strong form among
used to eat the weak, the rich from amongst us used to oppress the poor. This is who we were. This is what jafra said.
then he spoke about what Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam came with.
This is what Jaffer did. Alright.
That's what happened. What are the lessons? We need the lessons? What lessons do we learn? Firstly, number one, there's two sides to every story. Nigella. She taught us this.
And he became a Muslim.
He taught us this. Okay? What's the next lesson? Never be haste.
Never acting in haste Don't rush. Who taught us this? legend? He also taught us this.
intelligent people lived a long time ago, brothers and sisters, intelligent people, never been hazed. No, none of this knee jerk reaction. You know what a knee jerk reaction is.
It's this. You know, when you lock your knee at a certain spot, it reacts it just without you knowing it moves, right.
Some people have this, something happens immediately. Reaction reaction reaction reaction. Take a deep breath.
Get your heartbeat back to normal. Right? Right, get the blood pressure to come down. Right here. We need to do all these things. Then think, you know my dad used to always tell me you know what? Don't answer answer tomorrow. Even in normal circumstances, answer tomorrow. Someone you know gives you the proposition. Answer tomorrow, what you're going to lose nothing. And especially when a situation causes you to become claustrophobic. Even that is you then you really must answer tomorrow. Don't answer now. Because you answer something you regret. It happens. It happens. Many of them, we act in haste. We write an email, we send it No, read it again. Maybe you were too hard. You said some
things you shouldn't have said, you read it a second time you start editing it, change it here, change it there. This is a bit too harsh. Why? Because when by the time you finish writing, you calm down a little bit. Now you reading again, you reading with a different emotion. When you read it the second time you calm down again. Right? When you read it again, you're going to say oh no, I shouldn't have said this. I shouldn't have said this. What was I? And for those who don't like spelling mistakes? When do we see most spelling mistakes when people just write emails and send it without checking?
Full of punctuation mistakes, spelling mistakes, and so on and so forth. So never be haste. Number three, never lose your values. How many times have we learned this in the Sierra? Who taught us this? lineage? ashy? They came with gifts. But did he get pressured? No. My value is I was listened to them.
I have to listen to the other side. Yes, you brought me gifts. But does this mean you brought me gifts? I'm just going to now harass you gave me gifts. I'm just gonna listen to you know, my way is I have to listen to the other side. And he did. And that's why they were supported. He made his decision. It wasn't because if he didn't the gifts was it's not a gift. It becomes what? bribery? There becomes bribery.
I'm a man of I have values. I don't accept bribery, and corruption. Right? So no, these are gifts, the gifts. What we're dealing with is something else. There's a due process. So we learned that third lesson, never lose your values. Number four. What do we learn? If you live in a land that does not allow you to say la ilaha illa Allah or what La ilaha illa Allah necessitates migrate, migrate. Allah's Earth is vast.
And the fifth lesson comes in, that we can seek safe haven in non Muslim lands.
If need be,
we seek safe haven in non Muslim lands if need be. If your land is persecuting you, you go to a non Muslim land. The main thing is they allow you to worship Allah, if they don't move somewhere else. We learned the permissibility of being able to do so Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said go to Nigeria she wasn't a Shia Muslim, then. No, he was a Christian.
right. This is what we tell. We say look, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said the Muslims to the Christians say go and live under them. They will look after the people of system and values. They have justice.
And that's why remember that lesson when I told you be grateful. We live as Muslim minorities in Australia, in the UK, in Canada in America. What did I say be grateful I know in terms of the country's system, it's your right that you can praise
And so on and so forth. So we say there's nothing to be thankful for. That's the democratic society. I say that's fine but the Islamic system is that you be up thankful
they don't owe you favors for being a Muslim today. You be thankful thank them What are you going to lose? You showing this lovely character this that way? This I'm not saying thank them for show sincerely thank them. Who knows what Allah will put in your action? actions speak louder than words What are you giving brothers and sisters in the universities RMIT all this mess I gave a lecture once in RMIT beautiful place for Salah University of Melbourne Mashallah place for them to pray Salah. Not so. Right. So now, thank the authorities, great to the rector. All the Muslims gathered the signatures, a letter of heartfelt gratitude for giving us allowing us the opportunity. Did they
Did they have to? Was it was that necessary to you being educated?
It was courtesy that they said you have these beliefs. Okay. Here's a room use it. Write a letter of thanks.
May Allah grant is the understanding. I mean, I mean,
brothers and sisters, we also learn
a lesson and that's from the way Jaffer spoke when she asked
about what the two visitors said, What did Jaffer say Jaffer said we were a people used to do this, this this this good things or bad things, bad things. He said the bad things before he mentioned what Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam taught which is the good things he wrote this call is deduce from this.
this is a this is a principle. When we need the syndrome avant in any event during different times people say what is better for me to do. Should I say stuff through law stuff for the law stuff for the line increase it or should I say Subhanallah Alhamdulillah is the far removed since right Alhamdulillah Subhana. Allah brings rewards which should I do first?
We say to clean the mess
happens before you perfume the surface.
If the if the floor is still mess that you come with your brilliant perfume and you put it on top
it's still going to be messy right? It's still going to be
it's not going to be messy. Clean the flow first. When you read when you when you remove the impurities now put the perfume, it's going to smell nice. The effect of the perfume will be felt that won't be polluted by the negative nature of the filth and impurity. Same way since I'm viewer remove the sin with istikhara remove the sins before you polish the surface Subhanallah Alhamdulillah Allah ilaha illa Allah Allahu Akbar Allah Allah La quwata illa Allah
Subhana Allah He will be having he Subhana Allah Allah Subhana Allah He will be having the either the holiday whatever NFC was in a tower she won't be there they kalavati right before you polish cleaned the surface how Christopher
did use this from Jeff for a speech how amazing this one is done Bob who has I mean Callum Jaffa I don't know who
Oh, but then.
now I couldn't I couldn't I couldn't I couldn't I couldn't I wish to do all these things. He mentioned the sins before saying what Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam came with. So he mentioned all the debt because now urszula removed this debt. And he came with this goodness. So they teach us that. And even in the Quran, this message is true even in the Quran. Right Allah subhanho wa Taala in his book,
Allah subhanho wa Taala
says, familia, corbetta hood, Allah. Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us first to disbelieve in there being other gods worthy of worship besides Allah and then believe that there's no one worthy of worship besides one Allah, this believe in all the other gods besides Allah, and then believe in Allah subhanho wa Taala only being the only God worthy of worship.
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clean the surface first, then polish it you have to deny there being other gods worthy of worship. besides Allah. When you deny that there's nothing else worthy of worship besides Allah now you say la ilaha illa Allah and announced you believe that there's only one
There's no one worthy of worship besides one Allah.
So these are, this is, these are nuances, right? These are very unique lessons that we're just putting up with Hannah. And this I read from the work of the scholars I said La ilaha illa Allah, from visiting Alma, Allah, these collars will lie what Allah gave them was a Jeep was a jeep.
For you, the last thing I'm going to say brothers and sisters, and we'll end our series on this first part of the series on and it's worth saying is reinforcing what we've said many times.
And that is, the first hour you do is what
you call to the oneness of Allah. Because Jaffa spoke about the oneness of Allah subhanho wa Taala. During his amazing speech in front of the king, logische
Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, we've learned
10s of lessons if not hundreds for this and sisters, we've spent hours together Alhamdulillah
we've shared 1000s of words with one another,
and listened to 1000s of sentences. It's been an absolute honor being with you all here, this Ramadan in Melbourne, Australia 2014. To kick off the series, a blast from the past year in the 21st century, inshallah, we're going to have a continuation of the series whenever Allah subhanho wa Taala permits, we'll have the same name in sha Allah, but we just call it part two and then part three and then part four in sha Allah. Right? But hamdulillah You are the founding, the founding attendees hamdulillah of this particular series and ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to put great Baraka in it. It's been an absolute pleasure of Allah he and I thank you all for
allowing me to be a guest in your home. And I pray that I've been a worthy guest and to my brothers and sisters on the other side of the camera. I also thank you for allowing me to be a guest in your home. And I pray that I was a worthy guest as well. And I pray that you allow me to be a guest again, it's always a pleasure coming to Melbourne will lie is always a pleasure coming to Melbourne and I pray that Allah subhanho wa Taala decrees many a visit I pray that you remember my speech to you after Salah to Russia, about the blessing of having premises like these
so that we can sit together in these premises and learn from the inheritance left behind by Mohammed Abdullah Salalah alayhi wa sallam Allah He when I when we started episode one
I never thought the last episode would come this fast Episode Number
Alhamdulillah that the masala hat Oh praise belongs to Allah subhanho wa Taala for it is with Allah's blessings that goodness becomes completed. Brothers and sisters, whatever I shared I shared from my heart.
And if it worked for you, share it with others, spread the goodness and spread the hype and have my rewards increase.
Brothers and sisters, Allah blessed us to spend almost three weeks with Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam
and my brothers and sisters, as I said to you yesterday, and I'm gonna say to you again
Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam will not come back here.
He's passed away.
But it's for you to ask yourself a question.
That if he was to come and knock our door today, how ready are we to invite him into our home?
If he was to visit our Muslim organization today, how ready are we to open our door for him sal Allahu Allah. He was sending it if he was to visit our Islamic school today. How ready are we to open our door for him? I tell this to my team as well. I'll code that if he was to visit an alcocer course today. How ready are we to open the door for Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam is it can it be something that we will be so excited to open the door and welcoming some Allahu alayhi wa sallam or will it be so Pamela excuse ourselves for a few minutes while we sort things out inside? You know chubby we check the TV out the window quickly if the window is big enough. Because now the
TVs are so big so Pamela right. Who knows might have to sort of things you know, throw those magazines under the sofa? Change them ringtones on our mobile phones. Make sure you know the channel is on in case the TV switches on somehow it is market channel comes on?
No is this we have to ask ourselves, this is what we have to ask ourselves I want us to do. This is how I want to end this brothers and sisters. We've spent two and a half weeks in the company of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. hamdulillah hamdulillah but Allah He
Suddenly is with us every day.
It's with us every day. Whether we apply it or not, this is what we have to realize. If he was to visit us here today, how ready are we to receive the Messenger of Allah, Muhammad Ali Abdullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the man who loved you and I,
before we could love him
will law he before we could love him before we were born, he loved us. I told you he said to his companions, I miss my brothers. I miss my brother's the Sahaba said we are your brothers, who are you missing we with you?
He said, You are my companions.
You are my companions. My brothers are those who will come will lie he they wouldn't have seen me nor this Quran being revealed, but they will believe in every word that I said. And this message that Allah has revealed. Those are my brothers. I miss my brothers will lie He He loved us before we loved him. How ready are we to receive Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. There's a big massive sign at the back of the masjid. The sooner the better ways the sooner in our lives. Who is the son now we've seen online we've deduced things probably Subhan Allah, Allah has opened upon this gathering lessons in the 21st century.
From the time when Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was in the womb of his mother
before he was even born, when did we start? We started with the we started with the of the elephants.
The sooner the better.
Brothers and sisters.
Today, we are people who leave things because it's
the greatest people who walk the face of this earth they did things because it was because he was
because he did it. He wasn't
it wasn't it's only suddenly Don't worry about it. You know, now, because he did it, they did it. And they were great because of it. You want greatness to come to this Alma
you want the situation to change.
You need a lot more than boycotting products from a certain country by Allah. You need a lot more than that. You need a lot more than that. A Talia cobbler you got to remove the filth brothers and sisters. Yes, boycotting the products is good inshallah it works.
But you got to boycott the beat.
And you got to boycott that which is a laugh as soon as that which is against the sooner you got to boycott it as well. You got to boycott backbiting
you got to boycott disrespecting your parents. You got to boycott
abandoning your children
letting other people bring them up as if you can outsource parenting so Pamela you got to abandon bad character.
You got to abandon ship on you got to abandon being a slave of your desires.
There's massive things that need boycotting brothers and sisters don't get caught up
in the in the commotion
that you've lost sight of the priorities. Don't be those people. Don't be this people this is this is what I want to close the series on.
On close it on these words of shallow wisdom
and words of thought. Everything collected is from Allah subhanho wa Taala and he's perfect at any mistake or mistakes and they were mistakes from myself for indeed a week. And she upon and I seek Allah subhanho wa Taala is forgiveness regardless of how subhanho wa Taala
decree upon us to drink from the hands of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam on the day of Yama that we can't wait to see him.
Thus we see him nobody takes us away from him. That we died as people upon his way upon his character upon his message. Will Allah decree upon us to be from amongst those that will enjoy the intercession of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam? I mean, may Allah make us people that live the Sunnah revive. This will now support the Sunnah. Preach the Sunnah spread the student to because of the cinda happy tears, painful tears when we see bitter with cry painful tears because of the student they're being disrespected and happy tears when we see the revival of the tsunami Allah makers these people
we Allah grant us death was pleased with us. grantor shade and our from the day of
grant is our book of deeds in our right hands. We Allah subhanho wa Taala
This Ramadan and make it the best Ramadan we have experienced with Allah makers those who have witnessed the night of power. May Allah make us from amongst those freed from the hellfire. May Allah subhanho wa Taala makers from the pool energy who in the successful people of taqwa with the passing of this month mean Allah Houma la inertia hora Ravana our main idea was minetta medida Allah cause the month of Ramadan to visit us for many, many years to come. When we say hatin, we're avea and we enjoy good health and
amazing situations, so that we can worship Allah again and again during this segments, I mean, how they will love who I am, I love you all for the sake of Allah, Allah He I do
please forgive me if I didn't get around to answering any of your questions. If you wanted to see me and I walked away will lie he was not anticipated It was not intended. Please forgive me brothers and sisters, please forgive me and inshallah I will leave details for you to contact me being the letter Allah. So for those that I've missed, you can still contact insha Allah Subhana Allah who will become the sabbatical. lahoma we'll be having deca Masha Allah Illa inland, the stock Furukawa to buoy Lake wa sallahu wa Sallim wa barik ala nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi zoomarine salam o alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh until next time in sha Allah