Seerah S4 E28 – Lessons from the Expedition of Tabook
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Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen are behind a stream on a solid on the Salah Malhotra Mina bien Nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa seldom at the Sleeman kathira
Elijah Medina my bad rubbish actually said that he was really angry while Dr. Tim Bewdley Sani f kuqali. We begin by praising Allah subhanho wa Taala and requesting blessings upon the final messenger Muhammad Ali Abdullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, I be witnessed that there's no one worthy of worship besides one Allah and that was sort of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is His Messenger, brothers and sisters in Islam joining us across different platforms clubhouse, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. I Salam O Allah here alikum warahmatu wa barakatu and welcome to episode number 28 of our field cough syrup series.
Season Four of it plus from the past Sierra in the 21st century. We have much to go through today we have the Battle of the book,
battle after battle at the moment. And before that we have lessons from the previous battle that we discussed the Battle of who name I pray you all doing phenomenally well. And without further ado, insha Allah, let's move things forward. So from the lessons, pitstop lessons in relation to the Battle of Hussein, very quickly, brothers and sisters in Islam, obviously there's many but I'm just I'm just bringing together the standout ones even though we might have shared them in and most probably have shared them in some capacity in previous
seasons and sessions. They are as follows number one, shark brothers and sisters in Islam, it comes in different shapes and different sizes, and we need to keep ourselves educated. And we need to be aware and we need to be conscious of what to heed and belief in what Allah subhanho wa Taala entails. And we need to be conscious as well, of the practices of society around us. It shouldn't be a case whereby we adopt practices because it's a norm of the people and also because of our ignorance in terms of what can constitute should remember we have shared can then we have forms of sharing we have outright idolatry and then we have forms of a bet which shouldn't even be part and
parcel of the DNA of a believer. In previous seasons. I remember discussing this clearly.
The whole issue of saying touchwood for example, or Fingers crossed. For example some Muslims they say this ignorantly obviously, they have the Islamic belief when it comes to what happened to Isa AlLahi Salaam and how Allah subhanho wa Taala raised him.
But they still say Fingers crossed, trying to seek Good luck hoping that no harm comes to them. If they intend to do something. So they plan for something and you say, you know made go out, they say Fingers crossed, or they say touchwood touchwood. Where did you get this from? Is it from the Sunnah? What do you mean by it? And 10 times out of 10 they don't know what they mean by they just know that it's sort of something that people say when they don't wish anything bad to happen, but who brings benefit and who brings harm? It is Allah subhanho wa Taala so when you are saying touchwood what are you actually saying? And this has some history I mean, there's different
narratives explaining what touch wood wood, wood wood mean. But it also has used to going back to how people would wear a wooden cross and they will touch the wooden cross seeking blessings and protection from home so this shouldn't come upon the tongue of a believer. Remember we highlighting this from when the Sahaba the new Sahaba the new Muslims they just entered Islam they never read the Quran they never spent time with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam and they asked the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam for a tree to be allocated for them that and what how they had this tree during the period of
idolatry. One thing brothers and sisters in Islam that I do want to say if the sound is not clear, I think we've been having some sound issues,
mild issues but nonetheless we want to try and make this as perfect as possible. please do let me know in the chat overlay on wherever you're joining from. If you type it in Twitter, if you type it in, in YouTube inshallah I will I will see your messages so please do let me know if there's any any sound issues. Okay. JACK ma Hara. The second lesson brothers and sisters in Islam is regarding the importance of knowledge. And obviously this is a follow on lesson from this whole discussion about what constitutes shirk. And when you learn knowledge, the no doubt the first thing you need to learn is learn about Allah and learn about the worship of Allah. Right Allah said Phantom and hula ilaha
illa Allah land study know that there is no one worthy of worship besides one Allah. Also, as a third lesson we learned from the whole expedition of the book, how we shouldn't be imitating the ways the faithful being the ways of people of other faiths. Right?
The ways of people that are not from the believers, those who haven't accepted Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam as the final messenger, this is not, this was not his way. And he taught us that it shouldn't be our way. And the isolators were, were requesting some form of imitation within Islam of that which they used to do before Islam and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam corrected them eloquently. sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So we should not have an inferiority complex. And we have discussed this before brothers and sisters in Islam, be proud to show your Islam Be proud to speak your Islam. Islam only preaches progress. It only preaches in a proactive way. It only wants
transformation, positive transformation, it only brings about positivity, obviously, Islam, Islam. And we've said this again, in many seasons of blast from the past, we differentiate between the Muslims and Islam. And this isn't this is not something that was done in the earliest of generations. But it's something that we have to do now. Because the Muslims, they don't follow exactly what Islam is. So the Muslims do one thing, but Islam says another thing, and no to I'm saying Islam, so Islam only brings about positivity. And at the end, it's about taking as many people from the creation of Allah subhanho wa, taala. to, to paradise, right. So this is what it's
about. So that's the third lesson. The fourth lesson brothers and sisters in Islam is that we should be aware of self amazement. We've spoken about this before. I'm highlighting it here because it's a lesson we can't leave when we discuss Allahu nain all tofi it's not about our numbers. It's not about our intelligence. It's not about our skill. It's not about our superior training. It's not about about how quickly we can memorize. It's not about how quickly we can think it's all tofik from Allah subhanho wa Taala its guidance and help and assistance and acceptance from Allah subhanho wa Taala for La hawla wala quwata illa Billah. There's no power, no mind except from Allah subhanho wa
Taala alone. The first one brothers and sisters in Islam is the importance of patience. And this lesson was taught to the believers very early on from the Battle of better because during the Battle of whether they were small in number, but they were big in patience, and Allah sent traffic from the heavens, Allah subhana wa Dallas and angels from the heavens. So patience is the key ingredient when it comes towards achieving success. And again, in previous seasons of blast from the past, we spoken about, you know, the millennials and the generations after them and this whole dopamine
you know, a fiasco that has consumed, the later generations and this whole instant age that we live in, and the fact that we have a generation that's, that's motivated like no generation before them, but they lack a key ingredient that will allow them to surpass the achievements of the generations before them. And that is patience. We all want things instant, you know, Instagram, Insta, food, Insta communication. Yeah, it was, you know, it must, there must be a tick. And then there must be two ticks. And then the ticks must change color. Everything was beans that we want to know now and now how things are. And people in the past, you might say they were backwards. But to Pamela, you
could say they lived more of a life than people today. And that's why the achievements were big. They did things that were major stepping stones for our success today at a time when Subhanallah you wouldn't even think of if you and I were living in that time, we wouldn't have thought about it. Look at the the massage that my dad is the Islamic schools, the masjids the places of worship the Islamic centers, that our parents and grandparents and great grandparents, established at a time when money was rare. At a time when having a vision was rare in these Muslim minority lands and because of their efforts of Han Allah, we are who we are today. So they had patience. They had
patience and because patience is associated with belief, and the Muslims learned this early on at better, but some of them forgot the importance of patience when it was during the Battle of during the Battle of of Hussain, the expedition of Hussein. They became amazed with their numbers and Allah subhanho wa Taala highlighted it Javad kathrada come from totally unconscious. You were amazed by your numbers, but he didn't be a benefit you in any way when you are ambushed and retreating. Right? And then Allah subhanho wa Taala said contentment upon you upon the believer and upon you and Sandy's angels, and thus you went forward. So it's about patience, brothers and sisters in Islam.
Don't be short sighted. Don't be small sighted. Don't look at how difficult something is now. Go through the journey. Allah is building you through it. Allah is allowing you chances to make more allies allowing you chances to get closer to him to tend to him to return to Him to develop your faith in him that when the help comes it's going to be all the more sweeter and it came after you build your paradise in a massive way. Imagine if you asked and he just came. How would you worship Allah by having good hope in Allah? By having good thoughts about Allah? How would you worship Allah with the concept of Raja Subhana Allah, all these abilities to worship Allah and build your paradise
will be taken away. So appreciate that there's a journey and Allah has made the life of
as well such that there is always a journey before greatness is achieved, the true place of Insta is paradise, where you wish for something without speaking without moving, and it instantly happens. And that is the place that we should be focused on. The sixth sixth lesson brothers and sisters in Islam is human beings are human beings, they will have moments of weakness. And we spoken before about how we should differentiate when we deal with people's mistakes between those who wish harm for Islam, and those who wish benefit for Islam. The Scout that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam sent out he only wished good, but he made a pure human error. He didn't pick up on the
soldiers that were concealed in order to ambush the Muslims. And yes, this led to great difficulty during the process, but we see no way that, you know, in all the narratives that we have, whereby the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam scolded the scout and told the scout that, you know,
he, he caused this to happen to the Muslims, because no doubt the scout had a history of being diligent of doing it, right. And he had a moment that's part and parcel of the life of this world, a human moment. And we've spoken about this before. Again, we differentiate between people who make mistakes as a norm, and those who don't make mistakes as a norm. And even those who make mistakes do they do it out of it, meaning in order to bring harm to Islam, and to the people around them or not? So there has to be tears through which we deal with things with things when I say tears, I don't mean t AR s the tears that come out of your eye, the tears meaning the levels ti ers, right, that's
which is in which we in how we think about things and how we deal with things. And number eight, the honor of the people of the pledge of Ridwan. We learned this because the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told our best call me those people, the people of Samara, the people of Surah Al Baqarah, and also the owner of the answer, and the owner of Dalhousie, Raj, because the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam asked our best to call out for these people. And as soon as the call was made, they were there, as if they never left in the first place. So panela lesson number nine, always make dua to Allah subhanho wa Taala for the guidance of other people first, we learned this from the Battle
of her name at the point of five when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was planning to leave the siege and they asked him to make dua against them. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam said, I make dua for the guidance first and look later a year later, they became a Muslim as the sources of the Sierra say, and we discussed this yesterday. Please do revise yesterday's lesson about this event in the Sierra also brothers and sisters in Islam. Lesson number 10. We learn that riches is not only about financial or material well being or financial standing riches is different depending on context, right? Where do we learn this from the fact that of the Prophet sallallahu
alayhi wa sallam was giving 100 camels to abou Sophia and and the details of the operation other people, all these new Muslims were getting massive
shares from the spoils of war. And then the earliest of Muslims and the answer, we're not getting anything, or we're not getting much, but they were going back with who with the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wasallam with the Messenger of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
Who was richer, who was richer? So we sometimes need to recalibrate our, our balance our our measuring scale, in terms of how we understand rich from poor, right?
Sometimes, you know, you get some children who love stats, and they say this person is so rich. Why? Because look at he's got this car in his garage, and that kind is his garage. And do you know how much this car is and how much that car is. But then you have another Muslim on the side who might have, you know, a car from back in the day. But he has a man. So who is truly richer, the person who has a mind and has gender or the person who has the dunya the wildlife of this world and no hereafter. So we need to recalibrate how we think about things. It's important we think with the with the light of Eman we see with the light of Eman we hear with the light of Eman we feel with the
light of Eman first. All right, this is important brothers and sisters in Islam. Also number 11. Brothers and sisters in Islam money can be used to help a person get over get over the difficulties that they having that preventing them from from moving forward and developing their faith. And we spoke about this whole concept of Elmo alpha Tila polar bears, Allah tells us as a category from the categories of Zika that we don't give them money to become a Muslim, but we can give them money to help you know because by giving them money, they feel you honorable and when they see you as honorable, they stop hating you and when they stop hating you then they open to learning more of
your teachings and this naturally will grow the man. So the money here is a means to an end. It's not an end in and of itself. And we've highlighted this clearly that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam giving them money was not to buy their faith was to help them develop in their faith. Because if people enter Islam for the sake of money, then they're not Muslims. They need to enter for the sake of Allah. Lesson number the next lesson brothers and sisters in Islam, lesson number 12. nip things in the bud, especially when you're a leader. This is from leadership do not allow problems to grow and to develop and to be
more costly, more resource intensive, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, when he heard the answer, we're having these issues. And when it was brought to his intention or to his attention, he nipped it in the bud. And he told
he told the leader of the answer, to bring together the answer. And he went, and he gave a hotbar. And he dealt with it. Right? So this is important brothers and sisters in Islam live things in the bud, don't let things grow, right, because it only becomes more problematic later on. Lesson number 13.
We also learned that giving a giving that brings about a communal benefit comes before giving a giving that only benefits an individual and again we've spoken about this previously that Allah Allah Allah macadam, Allah Haas, as
the scholars of faith have agreed to that based on the teachings of the Quran and Sunnah, that achieving a benefit of the benefit that helps the majority comes before achieving a benefit that helps the minority if you can't achieve both do that, which helps you achieve the benefit that assists the majority and no doubt by the Mk newmac. And Muslims becoming stronger in their faith, this was going to help all the Muslims collectively, right? Because you let you know, if they didn't develop in their faith they could have they could have left Islam, and that would have become a problem for all of the Muslims again. Right. So this is a wisdom that some of the scholars have
deduced from how the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam distributed the spoils of war. Last but not least brothers and sisters in Islam.
I told you yesterday about this whole association between the Battle of butter and the Battle of Hussein. And Ibrahim is the one who eloquently highlights this he goes the Battle of brother was the first battle against the Arab mushriks the Arab Idolator is the Arab polytheists. And her name was the last battle against the Arab polytheists and the Arab isolators, meaning the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam his last battle. So he has a connection. What's the next connection, the angels came down at better, and the angels came down at at huning. So the angels came down in two places. Also a third connection at birth of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam through sand at the face
of the enemy, and that disturbed them. And in in her name, he threw sand at he threw pebbles at the face of the enemy, and that disturbed them as well. So there's many similarities. And with that brothers and sisters in Islam, we come to the Battle of the book, and the book is another battle, but it never ended up being a battle. But it was an expedition the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam went out, no doubt,
but it wasn't against the Arabs. And that's what confirms that he named was the last battle against the Arabs. This is a battle against the Romans. When did the book take place? Well, firstly, what is it called? It's called the expedition of the book, but it's also called the expedition of distress, Visa it or Sora as Allah
mentions in the Quran,
and also the prophets of Allah who are in the sooner we find this, this description of distress being
used to describe this expedition. So you find some books of the Sierra they say that book expedition, some say the expedition of distress, when did it take place in the right job nine years after the age of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam from Mecca to Medina. Okay. So it happened now sometime after who named the next year and sometime after it. Now when it happened, consider this.
When the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam called for the for them to get ready to leave it this call happened at a very hot time.
it happened when the fruits were ripened. It's in the summer that the dates ripen brothers and sisters in Islam. Right The rooftop appears, the fresh dates and then they harvested and then they dried. And then you have all sorts of of dates in different shapes and forms and sizes.
It was a time when when rain was scarce. In this region in the in the Middle East, for example, it rains during the winter.
Right you get you get some rain during the summer, but in some regions where it's very mountainous. But generally the peak of summer, it's hot, water is scarce. And it was a time generally as you can imagine when the Arab state put, they wanted to enjoy the shade, because the trees had grown. They were fruits. So they you know they wanted to be under the trees. They want it to be with their fruits, and they never really went out. This is a time when they enjoyed staying in. I'm highlighting this for a reason, because you're going to see all the excuses that came from this particular expedition. Now who was the enemy as we said the enemy was the Romans. Remember them?
the Roman leaders The Emperor's and from them errata who
he said I would
Come and wash the hug the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and kiss his feet or wash his feet or something to that extent
that I heard about him and he's coming, and he had provided 100,000 men. Well, he was also involved in this one
Subhanallah you see what happens? Sometimes you know the truth, but you can leave your money, you can leave your position, the power is more beloved to you, than faith. Love for the temporary is more beloved to you, than the long term
solution killer as a problem brothers and sisters in Islam. When you're worried, What will he say? What will she say? And you're not worried about what would Allah say, was the right thing for me to do right now? it's problematic. May Allah save us? I mean, you're up. So what happened? Why the trip? Well, we ambled with a bar, the bar but with a bar, they would bring certain oils into Medina. And they brought information that the Romans were gathering in the Levant and the leader of Huracan
to attack the Muslims.
Right now, they both refer to Arabs who married
non Arabs, and they,
they the linguistic ability to Arabic language ability was was different to the rest. So they had this title.
Now, remember, we said that monitor taking on Rome is no small deal.
It's no small deal. When these people gather. It's not 1000s. It's hundreds of 1000s.
And then we have the issue of the heat. We have the issue of the time of the year, we have the issue of how long the journey is going to be. We have the issue that not everyone is rich. And you want a massive army, because you're going to face a massive army. So you need money. You need animals. you need you need. You need stuff, right? You need a budget.
So there was all this thing happening here.
But the Muslims, did they have a choice? They didn't have a choice. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam makes a call and a clear call. Why do I say clear, put it in capitals, capital C, capital L, capital E capital a capital R a clear call. I highlight this because you know, brothers and sisters in Islam, that he was always conspicuous. sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Whenever he was going out to a battle, the greatest strategy that he would implement was keep it conspicuous, so we don't have to deal with the work of the hypocrites keep things away from them keep it within the inner circle. When they went to open Makkah. He didn't even tell Ayesha and Abubakar. But he or he makes a
clear call. Where are we going? Who we meeting what I need? Why does he make it clear? This is just what a leader does.
Right? You set up people for success, not for failure. We spoke about this time and time again. Set up people for success. Don't set them up for failure. When people know where they're going. They know the enemy. They know the distance you setting them up for success because the call is made days before you go out to people have to prepare. So they know how much to prepare. They're not caught blindsided, they're not caught off site. So he was very, very, very clear. sallallahu alayhi wasallam, especially given the financial cost of this trip. Now because the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam wanted an exponential army, as many people as you could get. He's not forgotten
what happened and what
he knows he needs to raise money. And so panela you find in the Sierra, the Prophet sallallahu, alayhi wasallam being a fundraiser.
He's a fundraiser. He makes the call for donations. They needed a fund. Because this was an expensive trip. There's going to be people who don't have food, who will be there. There'll be people who don't have animals who will need animals. We need resources Subhan Allah, the people came running brothers and sisters in Islam. They came forth with whatever means they had the rich from them, and the poor from them. The rich from them. Notice noticeably automatically I found rhodiola horn. In one narration, he comes with 1000 dinars carrying it in his lower garment.
Carrying in one of his garments, I would just imagine it that he was he was carrying it in his lower government.
And he brings it to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam and drops it in front of him. It he said that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam picked up these coins, and he played with the he moved it in his hands. And he said nothing was mine does today will harm him.
Meaning nothing goes to mind does from today after today will harm him. So Han Allah is a weak generation. The one I shared with you is a more established one but there's a weak generation in which it is said and it doesn't mean that it's weak or if it's weak, that is not true. Because it's very plausible that this is what happened because we know it with mine. And we know that the Muslims needed these animals It is said that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam made a call. So with mine came with 100 fully settled camels. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam said
made the call again with man comes with another 100 fully settled camels when I was given 200 then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam mixed the Quran again and with mine comes with 100 fully settled camels Subhana Allah.
Now, also noticeable from the whole from the events that we have surrounding this and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam calling for funds and people coming with their funds is Omar, Ravi, Allah and Omar comes with half of his wealth. Halfway his family, half a line is Russell
and he feels I want to beat Abubakar and this is my chance.
And then Abubakar comes, and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam asked Abu Bakar Abubakar What have you left behind? Abubakar says I left nothing behind except Allah in His Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam meaning I came with all my wealth here. Rasulullah Here you go. So hi Mila, and Armada sees this and Omar says
I will never beat Abubakar
Subhanallah some people have naturally my brothers and sisters some people have to work hard. Oman had to work hard for Boubacar it was easy
Subhanallah babe Who else do we have? We have a man even if he said that he gave us 2000 Durham's remember the rock man Mashallah from the billionaires of the Sahaba he comes with 2000. Durham's Allah He brothers and sisters in Islam, so inspirational was the scene that even the poor wanted to date it he said even women were donating gold.
The poor was was stepping up to handle. Those were considered impoverished rocaille. For example, He comes forward with four handfuls of dates. He takes for four dates for a handful of dates, brothers and sisters in Islam. And he comes and gives it to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, how inspirational with these people.
It's a panel panela
but now with all this inspiration,
the bad apples.
The rotten apples. Not the bad apples, the rotten apples, the hypocrites. What do they do? They sit at the back. They do nothing. But they want to be commentators. They want to just sit back and talk.
What do they say? When they saw okay coming? They say ah, what's he bringing? Allah doesn't need this donation.
What did you do? You did nothing. But they're commenting. Then someone else comes another poor person. And he gives a bit more than okay. So they sit back and they say, Look at this guy. He's just trying to show off. This is just trying to show off.
Han Allah. Sound familiar? We have people like this today. Allahu
Allah subhanho wa Taala revealed about them. And Levine al mizuna Muto, we're in the middle of mininova sadaqat one Levine Allah G. Duna. Elijah home fires Harun amin, whom sathyaraj Allah whom in whom, with whom? Allah Subhana Allah, Allah revealed about these backseat drivers who just want to come in, they want to offer commentary. They think they in some TV show, you know, sit at the back and just have a cup of commentary. Allah understand, Allah says those who criticize those giving charity from the believers.
they criticize the one who finds nothing or finds a little bit. they criticize him. Allah sees the ridicule, they ridicule these people. Allah says Allah will ridicule them, and they will have a painful punishment. Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, who is the truly ridiculed when you ridicule a person and Allah says, that person is my is my person.
And Allah says, As for you, you are ridiculed and you've been the Hellfire who is the truly ridiculed one?
These hypocrites brothers and sisters in Islam, It is reported that when the army was ready to move, they were trying to convince people not to go
What did they say to the people? They said?
We do not leave during
the hot months. We don't we do not leave during the hot months too hot. This is not the man for these expeditions.
Let them feed off we'll help don't go out in the heat. Allah to you about them. koneru Johanna Masha do Hara
low can we have kahun?
Allah to us about them?
Tell them the fire of jahannam is even more hotter if you only understood.
If you only understood you worrying about the desert heat, worry about the fire of genda now putting these troublemakers aside for now because we have to come back to them unfortunately brothers and sisters in Islam because they there are too many issues. And there's too many events that we can't leave out but putting them aside for now. Let's call it you know, let's carry on with the inspirational stories because Mashallah the inspirational stories of the impoverished companions are just too many, for example, worth 11 and a scar. He says
That when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam made the call, he didn't have anything. So he runs out and he says, Who from amongst you will carry me on his animal. And I will give him my share of the spoils of, of the battle.
So an old man from the unserer, notice, an old man from the unser responds and says, I will take the deal. But one condition, I write sometimes, and you walk sometimes, and then you write sometimes, and I walk sometimes, and I will provide you the food and the drink, but I will get your share. So hon Allah, how amazing was that brothers and sisters in Islam? Now there was no spoils of war from this expedition. And I'll tell you why. And he said that why thila after another expedition, when he received the spoils of war, he went to this old man, and he said, Here you go, as per my promise. And the old man said, No.
This is not the spoils of who I was talking about. It was from that Jen, and no suppose of what happens then keep your spoils.
I noticed he was an old man.
And we spoke about this before brothers and sisters in Islam, there's no retirement in Islam.
When Allah says in Pharaoh, he FF and when you call,
go out the young from you and the old from you. Now, there's no retirement brothers and sisters in Islam. You don't retire from lindauer. You don't retire from bringing people to Allah and to paradise from spreading the peace and justice and mercy of Islam. No brothers and sisters, it's not till your last days you do our like Yakov was doing the hour. Who on his deathbed, I'm going to show her that it has.
It's called the Benny Hema taboo.
Allah says Will you present when death came to Yahoo when he was on his deathbed when he said to his children, what will you worship after?
So Han Allah?
May Allah improve our affairs brothers and sisters in Islam? And how amazing is the story of Northland Ozma. Now brothers and sisters in Islam in another True Story, it is said that the people of the Ashanti clan, they sent abou Sal ashari to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to ask the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam for writing animals that O Messenger of Allah, we want to come. But please, can you help us with writing animals, some sorts of say that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, after a while, he managed to find three animals. It took time. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam found the animals for them again, let's let's look at the leader the job
of the leader. So Pamela is busy with so much but he didn't turn a blind eye to this. Other sources also, in terms of the inspirational stories, they highlight how there were seven people who wanted to go out and they didn't have a writing animal and they couldn't find anyone to share with them. Who would who would, who would share because there were too many people and too few animals. So they came to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam and they asked for help but the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam had no help for them. And what happened? They cried. They cried that they couldn't go out. They cried that they couldn't answer the call of a line is Rasul Allahu alayhi wa sallam,
and Allah subhanho wa Taala highlights how they are excused. They are not blameworthy. Allah subhanho wa Taala. Allah says, Allah Allah levena either
carnita hamina whom cool, edgy do hamilo Kumar la del y lo, are you toffee domina demaree has an en la aji Duma.
Allah subhana wa Taala says there is no blame upon those who when they came to you or messenger that you might give them an animal's to ride upon and you said I can't find anything for you to ride upon. They turned their back was the eyes overflowed with tears? Allah watches the eyes overflowing with tears out of grief that they could not find something to spend in the Corps of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
Look at these people, brothers and sisters in Islam.
Now that's the inspiration. And I told you sadly, we have to come back to the hypocrites. They suck
the inspiration but not from the believers from themselves.
I'm sure by now you understand the mindset that they have. Now regarding this expedition, brothers and sisters in Islam, these hypocrites you know Allah towards the end of the life of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam, he exposed this hypocrites in different ways. We saw them how they were exposed in the Battle of the Confederates.
In Abu tener, our last one man he'll be our they said we have to go back our families are exposed and so so on and so forth. And Allah says nothing, and nothing was well, meaning nothing of what they described was the reality.
It was just the hippo they the hypocrisy being manifested. And throughout, we see more and more hypocrites being exposed by Allah subhanho wa Taala. And that is I swear to Toby tober is also known as, as as the surah that that exposes, because Allah says wamena whom Amina whom amin, whom Subhana Allah
highlighting hypocrites or mean human Latina, una NaVi wakulla hoon, Han Allah. They were exposed, Allah was exposing them in Surah Surah Tauba as even our best days anyway,
in this particular expedition, these hypocrites, they came in different shapes and sizes. And I'm summarizing, if you go into the books of Syrah, there's much more that I won't be able to tell you given the scope of our sessions together. Because hypocrites brothers and sisters in Islam, they live for the life of this world, not for the hereafter. So whenever they did go out, they went out to get the prize the spoils of war. And when they saw it's mostly unlikely they backtracked, they made excuses. And with regards to this one, they thought the Romans would have you know, formidable enemy, they're too big a number. Most likely it's a loss. So now the excuses are coming out. There's
no game here. It's not worth our time. This is how people who are hypocritical in their beliefs behave. And Allah subhanho wa Taala mentions this in the Quran. Allah says Leia study Luca levina. You mean una bella he will your milaca yujia he to be unwell him on fishing. Allah says the people who believe in Allah and the hereafter they believe in Islam, they are true believers. They never ever make an excuse and seek permission to be excused from going out in the path of Allah. In the Maya study Luca levina la umina biLlahi while abilio military waterbird kulu boom for him fury Bohemia, Torah Dune, Subhana Allah, Allah says the only ones who seek permission to be excused are
those who don't believe in Allah and the hereafter, and their hearts
are filled with disbelief
Subhan Allah, so this is who they are. And when when you see that the worldly when you perceive with your I have this belief that there's no benefit in this battle you find you come with different excuses. And thus you see the hypocrites come in different shapes and sizes in terms of the excuses Of course, Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us about them. Allah subhanho wa Taala says Luca northern Caribbean was suffering Casa de Lecter Baroque Well, I can bear with it any humor Shaka was a telephone Allah we started in America, you Holy kulanu Psalm one La Jolla Alamo in the home locale even Allah subhanho wa Taala says Had it been an easy game for them. And the journey moderate, if it
was a short journey, and they saw we most likely going to win, you would have found them they they would have followed you. But when the day when the journey is far, and there's a big distance between you and the enemy, they will swear by Allah or prophet of Allah, if we are able, we wouldn't we would have gone with you. We would have gone with you a prophet of Allah. And they do this Destroying Themselves for Allah knows that they are indeed liars. Now from them or someone who said to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and listen to this excuse because I told you excuses come in different shapes and sizes, right? They come to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam and they
say, oh prophet of Allah, I have a weakness with the Roman women. You know, when I see them, I'm weak. And if I come the ifI I will do things that I shouldn't
allow him to stand Look at this. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam accepted his excuse and said You stay behind. And Allah subhanho wa Taala revealed amin, amin, Houma, kulu
kulu Valley well as ceftin mi, la fille fitternity Sokoto, were in the Johanna Mana mohito, Tameka caffeine, and sort of the toboe this is sort of the Toba Allah subhanho wa Taala says, and from amongst them is the one who comes and says or messenger of Allah, please permit me to to remain at home to stay behind do not put me in a trial. I don't know what I'll do if I see if I see the Roman women.
Allah says unquestionably into a trial they've already fallen. They are already in a trial with their disbelief and hypocrisy, and indeed, hell will encompass the disbelievers. Subhana Allah, others will not creative like this guy.
So they didn't even make an excuse. They just went to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said O Messenger of Allah, please allow us to stay behind. And the Prophet of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he allowed them to stay behind. And Allah subhanho wa Taala revealed upon him May Allah pardon your Mohammed alpha Allah who ang Lima adding Nutella whom had a Yana laka Levine Assad Abu Ouattara Alam elka the been Allah subhanho wa Taala said to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that may Allah pardon you. May Allah forgive you. Why did you give them permission? Why did you listen to the excuse? Why did you allow them to stay behind until it became evident to you who was
telling the truth? And who was who are the liars?
Why? Because they were people, brothers and sisters in Islam who genuinely had excuses, they were sick, they were weak, they didn't have money. So Allah is saying, You should have pardoned them only when it became evident if they were from the categories who were excused and not from the hypocrites.
Allah Allah Stan. Now compare this brothers and sisters in Islam to to us man and man and Omar and Abubakar
And why Thaler and the others from the Sahaba Gala. AntiMage may compare this lot to them to kind of
the prophets and honestly, honestly, there were those who genuinely wanted to come, you know, the ones who are crying, they stayed behind they were they genuinely had an excuse.
And thus the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said on the journey
on this long, difficult hot journey, he said to his companions, that indeed in Medina, they are people.
You never moved a step across the valley, except that they were with you in terms of reward.
Why? Because nothing prevented them from joining you except a valid excuse. And Allah subhanho wa Taala mentions the valid excuse at the end of end of the 10th juice Elisa.
At the end of the 10 years, Allah subhanho wa Taala highlights that there is no blame on the weak there is no blame on the Sikh lays out
while marieb What are Allah Levine Allah g doin Ma Yun fukuhara Raj either Nasir holy Allah He was holy man NYC Nina mean Sabina Subhan. Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala says there is no blame on on the on the weak on the sick on the one who doesn't have money, who is impoverished big events who are assuming that they don't intend any harm. they genuinely want to come, but they genuinely don't have the means they are genuinely in a situation. Allah subhana wa damasus is no blame on them. Right? There's no blame on them. And they were the ones that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was referring to when he said that you don't take a step across the valley except they are with you
in reward, because they would have been here except that Subhan Allah, they had this situation. Now.
There is another group of people that we should discuss since we discussing different groups and our time has moved on so quickly. But there's a group brothers and sisters in Islam, who stayed behind. They didn't have an excuse to stay behind, but they also were not from the hypocrites.
So this is a unique group.
And Allah revealed about him in the Quran, where Allah Salah 30, levena, holy foo, right also in sort of the Toba, the three that remain behind.
Right? They never had an excuse with a strong they were strong. Were they able they were able with the rich, they were rich, they had they were able financially as well. With the hypocrites, no. So why didn't they go to Pamela who were they Hillel even omiya khabib and Malik Murata in Arabia.
Allah subhanho wa Taala discusses them in the Quran. Now crab he describes his reason in a long duration. Why he didn't come and his reason was similar to the rest.
That long and short of it brothers and sisters in Islam is he procrastinated. What is procrastination? I will do it. I will do it. I will do it. I will do it. Sound familiar? How many of us do this? we procrastinate. we procrastinate. I will do tomorrow. Tomorrow. I will. I will. I will do my homework tomorrow. I will study tomorrow. I will pay that bill tomorrow. Tomorrow. Tomorrow, procrastination. That's what cab did. He basically says I procrastinated. I was richer and stronger. There was never a time in my life in which I was richer and stronger. But I procrastinated. I never once in my life had more than one animal. Then that time I had two animals for the first time. But
he procrastinated every day saying, I will, I will, until the time to depart came and he was not ready. Because he had things to do to be ready. He didn't do them. And then he thought, you know what, I will do them and I will catch up with the Muslim army. And he didn't catch up with the Muslim army. And then he thought to Panama, whatever he thought that a big number, it's too late. He stayed behind and he didn't come.
As a result, he didn't answer the call of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Now when they came back, and said, capsuled, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he went to the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam gave him a strange smile. And Carpe understood something's wrong.
And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said walk with me cap. So crab walks with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, Why didn't you come?
So he said, O Messenger of Allah. If it was other than you, I would give any excuse, but Allah reveals to you Well, law here messenger of Allah, I have no excuse.
I have no excuse. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, that God has spoken the truth, and others informed cap that there was another to like you and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said the same thing. And kab asked who they were. And it was mentioned to him he lalibela Amaya and mooroopna Ravi Subhana Allah. Now the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said Kava spoken the truth. But did kab answered the call or didn't he answered the call? He didn't. Did you have an excuse or didn't you have an excuse? He didn't say
That wait what are the consequences the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told cab to go, he told the Muslims to stay away from crab from the three
until Allah revealed regarding them.
And remember early Allah subhanho wa Taala told the messenger I follow her ankle
limit, I didn't tell him had a neck yet, like a Latina, Sadako water element Caribbean that may Allah pardon you. Why did you
accept the excuse, before you knew who was telling the truth and who wasn't. But in this case, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam knew that they were telling the truth because he told the people God has spoken the truth, and the others have spoken the truth. But despite this, and this is part of leadership is not about being popular. It's about doing the right thing. There were consequences. So he told the populace to stay away from these three until Allah revealed. And he said that 15 nights, almost two months went by before Allah revealed where I left Salah 30 levena, who lifou had either bought early, Allah subhanaw taala mentions the holding, we're running out of time, I would
have loved to recite diversity, but please go to sort of October and Morocco but
Allah subhanho wa Taala says, regarding the three who procrastinated and didn't make it to the battle, right. And then Allah describes this situation, that the situation became one in which they felt that the earth the walls of the earth were closing in on them. And they couldn't recognize the environment that they were in. And he describes this himself. He says this himself.
To Han Allah. He says, I never recognized the environment that I was in people not mixing with me people not talking to me, day after day.
Subhan Allah what Medina was before the expedition, what happened after they came back, it is a whole different scene. Allah describes this in the Quran with in detail.
Right Allah subhanho wa Taala says
metabox then Allah subhanho wa Taala revealed
the reverse that made it clear that Allah has pardoned them. And as a result, the Muslims came and gave these three the glad tidings that Allah subhanho wa Taala has pardoned. Now, very quickly, brothers and sisters in Islam, I do want to reach a particular point before I leave, I am rushing I know and I apologize for that. But we only have today and tomorrow and the day after, and we still got the hedge of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, and then the passing away of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam. So very quickly, we won't take the lessons here today, but I just want to give you what happened with this battle. The Muslims went out with 30,000 men, and this is much much
bigger than what happened and what right so indeed the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had an idea of, of the enemy, and the numbers that they bring, so he managed to get sallallahu alayhi wasallam 30,000 men, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam makes early, even Abu Talib in charge of Medina. And when he did that, he said, O Messenger of Allah, are you making me like the women in the children and the second the week, that you let you letting me sit behind with them? Because I really wanted to go out. And he says, I can offer you more. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said too early, that would you not love to be to me like how Harun was to Musa Subhana Allah
will discuss that in sha Allah. Also brothers and sisters in Islam very quickly, there's a highlight story of a Buddha and he very heartwarming highlights panela that he came out, but he's camel was all that weekend slow. And he wanted to be with the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. But his camera kept on, you know, being left behind and left behind and left behind until he couldn't even see the Muslim army. And then he thought to himself, what must I do? Must I go back to Medina? What must I do? Must I carry on like this and maybe see if I can catch them up with this camera is too slow, or should I leave the camera, carry everything on my back and run with my feet?
What should I do? No doubt the last option is not practical, but a Buddha.
He did it. He took everything off. And he started running. Now when the army was going they noticed was a Buddha and someone called out Reza Buddha and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said leave him and don't talk about him.
Don't talk about him. Now obviously the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is thinking of different things, because of given how many excuses that were presented to him.
And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said
words of balanced words he said that if it is in good, if it is good in him for us, he will find us and if it's if there's no good in him being with us, then we've been spared from his presence, something to this effect.
And Subhanallah when the Muslims set up camp,
and they were resting in the distance they see someone coming and the people to Who's that it's the person who is it and then as the person gets closer and closer and closer, before that, it is said somebody
Let's say that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said me be a Buddha, to how much care and goodness the Prophet wanted for the oma, it's kind of Legos, please make me be a Buddha.
And as he came close the people so is the Buddha Subhan, Allah
Subhana Allah. And when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam saw him, he says that Buddha was alone, and he will live alone, and he will pass away alone. And this is a prophetic moment. This is a prophetic moment. Why? Because of Han Allah later on, later on at the time of with man, if my memory serves me, right, the Muslims are very rich. And now there was, you know, it was different to how it was at the time in Medina, and people were willing to business and the homes were, you could see they were they were rich, and a Buddha didn't like it. So he went away into the middle of the desert, and he stayed there with his family. He wanted to live. Humbly, he goes, I'm not comfortable
with, with all this money that's around. And when he was passed, so he lived alone. And then when he was passing away, he told his family when I passed away, cover me and take me to the side of the road. And they said, what should we do with this? They said, Take, he said, Take me to the side of the road, and when you see a caravan coming, tell them that this is a Buddha.
And Subhanallah that's what they did. He passed away alone. The family did what was asked, they took him to the road, they left him on the road, it's so close to the road that the animals could have even maybe walked over, over him, as some narrative, say, and then
a caravan stopped. And on that caravan was the library. He was based in Iraq and he was coming from Iraq Subhan Allah.
So he asked, Who is this? He saw two people in the family of, I think they were two with with the corpse. He says What is this? So they said, this is a Buddha and this is what he asked us to do. And he told us to say, if asked if this is a Buddha and even Masood, Abdullah Masood Hanalei became so emotional.
And this is the strength of the label muscle memory because he remembers he goes Subhan Allah, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam spoke the truth. He said, a Buddha will live alone and die alone, and Abdullah did the necessary robiola marine
to bury. Now the Muslims get to a book brothers and sisters in Islam and guess what, after all of this,
guess what? They find nobody? No Romans came.
No Romans game. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam sets up camp, and some sources say for 20 days thinking maybe they're delayed they on their way because I was told that they coming.
No one came
spamela the Romans feared facing an army of 30,000 men no doubt it must have got to them that guys, they've come up with 30,000 Allah Allah knows best. I'm just guessing, but it's plausible. They must have said guys 30,000 do you look Do you don't forget what happened when only 3000 came out last time and we were 200,000 now they have 30,000.
And this made the Muslims strong. This was a win in some capacity because it is said that accordingly. The lead is on the outskirts of the Levant of Sham. They began entering peace treaties with the Muslims. They said we're not gonna have any issues with you guys. And they started paying the jizya the head tax for them to remain on those lands upon their faith.
And Allah He when you read this, you remember the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in which he said, No, sir, to be mercy, Raj Shah.
Allah has blessed me by placing a fear in the enemy the distance of one month.
This was a miracle this was a favor that Allah gave Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam a unique virtue that he gave the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and this is true. Where were the Romans? They went into hiding. They went far away. Now before we go into the lessons, one last thing I'm going to say, because a Shea bisher Youth Club, this is part of the journey, and that is the Muslims passing the land of the mood. Elijah,
Elijah, and his hedger is the place with a mood
and they were destroyed.
When he left home solely
to the people of the mood, Allah sent slowly
remnants of the spaces present today in modern day Saudi Arabia, and it's been protected by the UNESCO heritage protection rights.
It's a place that can be driven to end people have gone there, the Muslims past this place, and when they got to hedger, some people, they went to the world of hedger and they,
took water to make dough. And when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam found out he said, spill the water, and any spill the water, don't use this water.
And then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said do not enter the homes meaning the lands, the spaces of people who had destroyed the places where people were perished except once crank. This is the precaution you should take. Don't go and make a party out of things. If you go there go crime me
rush through it don't even go then if you have to be there be there was depression.
I don't mean depression then.
Meaning linguistically brothers and sisters and be there sad be their hurt. But these were people and this is what they did and Allah destroyed them and feared the punishment of Allah subhanho wa Taala
right. So this is a lesson from the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam with regards to those who visit the sites where the punishment of Allah subhanho wa Taala fell upon. Okay, brothers and sisters in Islam, we will end it here. We started today with the lessons of hurling. We'll start tomorrow with the lessons of
the lessons of the latest battle, right or expedition it wasn't the battle the battle didn't take place. But
it was an expedition, the expedition of the book insha Allah she was Aquila heroine for being with me throughout.
Yes, she does a sadness not depression. That's what I meant. I'm in sadness you should be there in a state of sadness. JazakAllah Heron octi me Allah subhanaw taala bless you all, and bless us all and except from us, except our time together, we just have two episodes left. May Allah bring us together for the last two because indeed, at the end is the prize giving and I believe we came together for the sake of Allah throughout this whole month, every day without fail. At 5pm Saudi time, maca time 3pm UK time except a couple of days I had to do it at night one day because of technical difficulties and another day because of travel.
So Pamela, but may Allah subhanaw taala accept from us that you make dua for me that Allah accepts from me and I ask Allah to accept from us all I make dua for me and you and ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to bless us on lesson number 30 on Wednesday inshallah with the prize giving the prize giving for those who came together to do good for the sake of Allah and Allah help that good become complete barakallahu li we have a comment from Rama who says Subhana Allah May you please put them all in a playlist so I can watch with my children later on? I will do that for you inshallah. Rama barakallahu li come. May Allah bless you and bless your family. We Allah grant us later to Qatar
meal accept our last 10 of Ramadan May Allah make our ending Ramadan stronger than our beginning. I mean, we all accept our standing our fasting, our Quran, our do our charity, our Vicar in all our good deeds not accepted all from us. May Allah forgive our mistakes in it and we all accept it fully. And we strengthen the weak intentions that we may have had and strengthen our intentions in terms of what remains from this blessed month. I mean your brand I mean, I truly love your for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala and ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah together as many many times in this life to benefit from each other and from the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam
and together in Jannah together as he has gathered us here in the series blast from the past over many seasons and especially the season May Allah preserve us in his obedience until tomorrow brothers and sisters in Islam Salaam, Allah He it come off motto or Bearcat.