Channel: Taimiyyah Zubair
Al-Ahzab 9-27 Tafsir 9
How's it goin rajim Bismillah Ar Rahman Rahim
lesson number 219. So little as up and number nine to 27.
Yeah, you had levena Manu, or you who have believed on Kuru near Matala, here Aleikum, remember the favor of Allah upon you which favor?
It just continued on when armies came to attack you for all of a sudden there I lay him Rehan What do you know, then londero her, and we send up on them a wind, and also armies that you did not see?
What can Allahu be my Dharma Luna basilar. And ever is Allah of what you do? See?
As you know, the name of the surah is an actor. And why is it called an actor because it was revealed with regards to the Battle of Isaiah, which is also known as the Battle of Hunter.
And the verses that we're going to study today, these verses are about the Battle of Hunter.
So before we study them, it's good to review this battle, I'm sure all of you know about it already. You know about the details you've studied before. But it's better to refresh the battle in our mind so that we can understand these ayat in a better way. Remember that this battle, it took place in the month of shadow world, five years after digital.
So when did it take place?
Five years after he didn't even think about it already, there had been two major battles, which ones
but an old man major battles. But besides them every year, every few months, there was always some sort of conflict between the Muslims and the Michigan after the Battle of so many conflicts took place, small ones, but still, they had severe consequences for the Muslims, Muslims have to suffer a lot. But we see that in the fifth year, what happened, this huge, great battle took place. And it was a battle for which the Muslims were not as well equipped as their enemy just as the Battle of button and the machine they were fully prepared, fully equipped. And the Muslims, on the other hand, fewer number, not fully prepared, not fully equipped. But still, what do we see that the Muslims
will victorious with the help of a loss of panel data, but they had to suffer. And they had to endure great difficulties, great hardships for a very long period of time and a loss of bank data centers out towards them.
Now the question is, why did this battle take place?
We learned that the road we used to live in Medina, remember, there were three tribes and after more Bhanu anomalies. And they had been exiled from Medina because of their violation of the contract.
And they have been exiled by who by the prophet sallallahu sallam.
So once they were exiled, they have settled in hybrid.
And obviously, you can imagine the kind of grudge and hatred that they were developing for the Muslims. So what do they do? They went to Makkah, to speak to the courage to speak to the machine in order to incite them that come and attack the Muslims and finish them completely. You defeated them at 100 You're so much more powerful than them, and they're so weak.
So you can easily attack them and finish them.
So what happened, they went to Makkah, they spoke to the leaders of Makkah, including Abu sufian. And what happened, they managed to convince them
and after visiting maka, these Yahoo's, this group of them about 10 a number Some say more or less, they went to other tribes of Arabia as well.
So they went to the tribes have a lot of fun and different different areas. And what did they do they try to convince them as well in order to come and attack the Muslims all together and finish them. And this is why this battle is known as
why because that was what the plural of his. So it wasn't just that the machete keen were coming the army of the machine of Makkah was coming know the army of many, many different tribes from all over Arabia. All of these armies were coming
and who incited them, it was a hoot.
And we see that some they readily agreed to come and attack the Muslims, but some weren't winning. Because obviously it meant that they had to spend a lot so that you who they even bribe them that we will give you this much money we will give you this much crap because Hiva they had a lot of fun
Over there, right? So they bribe them that will give you this much you come and fight, and we will aid you, we will pay you for it, but just come and fight along with us. So we see that all those people who came in order to attack the Muslims What happened? Some were willing, and others weren't that winning. Why? Because they had to spend a lot. It wasn't really a good season, it was winter it was cold. And with the past experience with the Muslims, they had seen that the Muslims despite being weak, they weren't capable of overcoming their enemy.
So some are willing and some were unwilling, but eventually what happened? An army that was 10,000 in number just imagine 10,000
they came towards Medina in order to attack the Muslims.
So this is what is being mentioned over here. That Yeah, are you are letting me know, all you have believed on Caronia Matala here and they can remember the blessing of Allah upon you
that when these 10,000 people came, what did they do? Because what had happened the Muslims, they went out in order to fight the enemy. And what did the Prophet sallallahu Sallam want? He wanted to defend the city from inside.
Now at home, look at the Muslims, many of them they did not wish to go outside. Why? Because previously, they had convinced a prophet survivalism to do so and they had suffered. So they wish to stay inside and only defend themselves. But if you think about it, if an army of 10,000 people is approaching, how can you defend yourself? In your own city in your own houses? It's difficult, isn't it?
So what happened then there was a lot of discussion amongst the Muslims, we see that only about a week before the Michigan reached Medina, the news reached the Prophet sallallahu sallam. So basically, they had only one week to prepare
only one week, and the Prophet sallallahu Sallam as his usual habit, he discussed with the Sahaba as to what they should do.
And everybody was suggesting we should do this, we should do that. And so
what did he suggest? Because he was from Persia, that whenever we are under attack, what do we do? We dig around our city trenches. Why in order to defend the city, because then what happens? If there's a trench, a wide, deep trench, and also a long one, then the enemy cannot really cross the trench? Obviously, how can you cross the trench with your horses and your camels?
And if you stand by a trench, then you can easily defend the city, isn't it? Now imagine five people standing at the trench, you have less people, but you have five people only over there. And there is a group of 100 men on the other side. And these five people even if they're on guard, then can those 100 people cross? They cannot.
So Salma fallacy suggested this and the prophets are all of a sudden really liked the idea. And the rest of this habit as well. They also appreciated the idea and remember that this was something that was completely unknown to the arms. They were completely unfamiliar with this
is a machine imagine 10,000 people approaching Medina when they come? What do they see? trenches?
Now remember that it wasn't that they dug the trenches all around the city of Medina, that would have been extremely difficult.
But the city of Medina is such that on certain parts, there were mountains, which were extremely difficult to cross, why solid rock mountains extremely difficult to cross.
So those parts of the city were naturally defended, they were naturally secured.
On another side, live to the Jews of Medina. So like that, also, another part of the city was defended was secure. But there were some parts of the city that were exposed, from which it was very, very easy for the enemy to come and attack.
So it was only at those parts that the Muslims dug the trenches and inshallah you'll see a map later on, which will show to you as to where exactly the trenches were dug, which shows that the trench was not circular.
It was dug at certain places in order to guard the city in order to protect the city.
And these trenches, they were not small in size.
They were extremely wide and deep. Because just imagine the Muslims were constantly digging and digging and digging. You know, sometimes if you think about a ditch a trench how difficult would have been for the Michigan
To cross. It was difficult because they were very deep. And they were also extremely wide.
For the Muslims, what did they do? They began digging immediately. And so nanofibrous He guided them as to how they should be taking. So they dug immediately. And they had hardly finished that the machine came. But when they saw the trenches, obviously they couldn't cross them. So what did they do? They can't. Now imagine an army of 10,000 people is camping right outside your city.
And they camped there for over a month.
And throughout that time, what were they doing, constantly trying to cross the trenches, constantly trying to cross the trenches. And we see that some people, some individuals, they actually managed to cross the trench. But what happened? The Muslims fought them a little bit. He fought them, he killed them.
And throughout the day, and the night, we see that the Muslims, they were constantly standing on guard, constantly standing on guard, it wasn't even for a moment that they could leave. Which is why at a certain time, their Salah also got delayed. Why? Because they could not leave, it was extremely difficult for them to leave. If they left, then what would happen, the machine would attack, they would come and that's it. The entire city would be gone, the entire Muslims would have been attacked. The entire Muslim army man, people in the houses would be under attack.
So they had to stand by the trenches constantly in order to guide them throughout the day and throughout the night. And you can imagine that in the desert at night, what's the weather like? Cold? And have you been to Medina in winter?
Has anyone been to Medina and winter? Any person? Yes. How is it?
It's extremely chilly.
Especially at nighttime. And in the morning. I remember once we visited, we went for a while and then we went to Medina as well. like Saudi Arabia is always hot. Yes, it's winter. It's December. So what? But we were amazed at how one morning we were going for fudges Allah and SubhanAllah. It was so cold. It was so cold, literally we shivering.
And we were unprepared for it. Because who goes to Saudi thinking it will be cold. We were so unprepared for that. We actually ended up with a cold, because you're going out you just didn't will do it, you step outside and you walk all the way to the masjid. And there's extremely cold, chilly wind that's constantly hitting you on your chest and going inside your nose. And if you're not covered properly, then that's it. So imagine the Muslims had to stand outside in order to guard the city in that cold.
So for an entire month, the Muslims they had to endure a lot of hardship. And inshallah I mentioned to you some of the incidents that I'm sure you've heard before, but they tell us how much difficulty the Muslims had to endure, and not just Muslims with the Prophet sallallahu sallam, himself as well.
In digging the trench, and on top of that, guarding the trench, and then fearing constantly the attack of the enemy, and the betrayal, the treachery of the Jews on the other hand.
So it was an extremely difficult situation.
And we see that at this time, food was also scarce. Because imagine the Muslims could not go anywhere outside. Medina, yes, it's an oasis. But still, supply is limited in Arabia constantly have trade going on, for food to come in.
So food was scarce, food was limited. There was no communication with the outside world, it was impossible to go outside for any merchants to come in and bring any food.
So with limited resources, extremely difficult situation. This is how the Muslims have to spend their nights and their days.
And then we're shaking we're not moving constantly they were trying
and what happened then, Allah soprano Darla helped unbelievers, how that one person from another machine, his name is in your eye.
He secretly visited the Prophet sallallahu Sallam one night across the trench and secretly came to visit the Prophet sallallahu sallam.
And he said I become Muslim.
Just imagine how Allah subhanaw taala helped the Muslims that from among the machine, one of the leaders what happens to him?
Allah Gus, the light of Islam, the light of Eman into his heart, because previously he had visited Medina and he had seen how the Muslims were and that had greatly impacted his heart and it was him who did not wish to bring his people against the Muslims. So he came to the point
Sort of Arsalan, and he told him that he had become Muslim. And he said, Tell me what to do, instruct me and I will obey you.
So the Prophet sallallahu Sallam told him that what you do is that create some kind of discord between them which tricky
because right now, they have come as a hazard united, because remember it was the machine as well as the yahood the router also come.
So they have come united, create some kind of discord between them, they do not trust one another, and then easily their power will be broken.
So this is what he did. He went, and he spoke to the hood, he went and he spoke to the machine. And this is how he created some discord between them. And what happened, they began losing trust in one another. And Allah subhanaw taala sent more help in the form of what in the form of a violent, chilly, extremely fierce wind.
Extremely fierce wind.
And you can imagine when you're out in the open, even if you have tense, everything is fixed in a way that it's temporary. It's not that solid, it's not that strong from your tense to your boss to your animals, because you're out in the open. You're not going to go build houses.
So with the strong and chilly wind, what happened, the machine could not stay there anymore. Already. They did not trust one another. An entire month had passed by and there was no success. And on top of that, the weather conditions were getting extremely, extremely difficult.
So when the strong wind came, what happened it just randomly just left. Imagine 10,000 people coming in order to attack and all of them losing courage because of extremely strong wind and the left.
So Allah subhanaw taala is reminding the Muslims over here of his help. That Yeah, you are letting me know, with Kuru, near Matala, here and Aiko. When we look back at the Battle of hand up, what do we think about difficulties about problems? But alas, parameters remember the name of Allah? Remember the blessing of Allah? This is what sugar is. That sugar is that you don't focus on what went wrong. But you focus on what went right.
Remember the blessing of a loved one? Yes, you had to endure a lot of hardship. It was an entire month of fear. But what happened? Allah subhanaw taala bestowed a huge blessing upon you. And remember that nirma blessing This is used in two ways. First of all, when a person receive some benefit,
and secondly nirma is also used when a difficulty when harm is removed.
Like for example, if you get money, what do you call it NEMA.
But at the same time if you were sick, and now you're better, what do you call that? nerima
so Earth Kuru near Mata Lucha Alaykum that he removed harm from you. He removed the difficulty from you when it comes, you know, don't when armies came to you. Why did they come to you in order to attack you? The word you know there's a plural of June and June this used for a band of soldiers, a group of soldiers.
So the zap came to you the hub of the disbelievers, the machine and the locator.
So it wasn't just the machine had come, but along with the machine. The idle cadaver also come in order to fight against the Muslims.
And these denude, they include first of all the crush the machine of Makkah, and they came under the leadership of Abu sufian. It also includes the tribe of Banu acid, the tribe of Vanuatu fan bhanwar, homage Bhanu Saleem, these were all mushrik tribes,
and after your hold of the annual keytab, banana leaf, under creative and a thought they had gone against the Muslims and the Banu coryza, as well, under the leadership of garb, in essence,
and along with them, some tribes of housing had also come. So just imagine if just continued on. You remember that the your hoods, they're the ones who are basically inside of the machine. But when the inside of the machine they came themselves as well.
And which was his tribe, the tribe of Bernoulli.
And in Medina, they were still one tribe after your hood.
And this tribe, the bonacasa. They had a treaty with the Muslims and what was that? That if Medina is under attack, whose responsibility is it to defend the city? everyone regardless of whether you're most
machico yahudi is an utter. But what happened at this time? The yahood, who had come from kleiber berners Lee, they even came and insight to the nuclear era that why would you keep with the Muslims don't forget about this treaty, abolish it, finish it, join forces with us. And all of us collectively will finish the Muslims.
So imagine the Muslims that were facing the threat not just from the wish the team who had camped outside, but also the hood, who were their neighbors, because they had broken the treaty.
It just come junoon when all of these armies game against you, why in order to finish you, in order to attack you, but what happened? How did Allah subhanaw taala help you for all the sudden now lamb Han, so we sent against them a wind, we unleashed against these people, a wind, and when was this after an entire month? And this violent wind, it was a form of help for for the Muslims.
Remember, the word V is singular? And what's the plural of that area?
When the plural is used? What does that show? When does that bring good news? mercy rain, and when the singular is used, what does that show? punishment difficulty, calamity disaster.
So over here, the singular has been used, which shows that it was a window of either an extremely fierce and chilly desert when you could imagine extremely cold extremely fast. And if it's in the desert, what is it going to carry along with it? sand
and this extremely fierce wind What did it do? It uprooted their tents, extinguish their fires, overturned all of their pots and pans whatever food they had, everything turned over.
And their animals they were let loose because of that. You can imagine there was a complete chaos, complete chaos for our Salah Liam Rehan what you knew then, and not just this wind, but also armies they came as armies against you. And we sent armies for you in order to assist you but these armies lambda oh how you did not see them? Who are these armies of the angels? Just as a last panel died had sent these dude at the arrowhead. He also sent them when at the time of
London Ohio you did not see them. What can Allahu Allah is Ever vema tenemos una basura with whatever that you do these everything he sees? What does it mean by this? What can allow the math or model numbers little everything that you were doing? Allah was watching you? What does it refer to? Whatever difficulties that you had to endure in digging the trench in guarding the trench, guarding the city, and afterwards as well throughout as well. And also afterwards, whatever difficulties you had to endure. Allah was watching you. He was seeing you. He was looking at you.
You know, when you're going through some difficulty, and just the fact that somebody knows they're looking at you, they're watching you don't you feel at ease? Of course you do.
So we say that the Muslims, they underwent a lot of hardship. But along with that hardship came ease because in America nursery, you saw with difficulty comes ease. Where the difficulty was a lot, the help of Allah subhanaw taala was also great in the form of this wind, and also in the form of the angels that were sent in order to assist the Muslims. And when they were digging the trench, Allah subhanaw taala says I was watching you
remember that this trench that the Muslims were digging, it was not small.
It was not small, as I mentioned to you earlier, and at the same time, time was also very tight. They had barely a week to dig all of the trenches. And the enemy was huge 10,000 men, they were coming. And on top of that the resources that Muslims as they were also very limited, very little food and very little manpower.
And because of that, they endured a lot of hardship.
We see that a Buddha held the learner. He said that once he was exhausted by hunger, why? No food, hardly any food. And they were working constantly day in and day out. During the day during the night they were constantly digging, digging, digging, because they had not even one moment to spare. And you know when you're busy like that, even if you have food, do you get time to eat? No. And all of a sudden you realize, you know I'm crashing
because I haven't eaten in so long.
So what I had to learn when he said that once he was exhausted by hunger, and he complained to the Prophet sallallahu wasallam about what
Hunger, and he showed his belly on which he had died a slab of stone in order to reduce the uneasy feeling of hunger. He had tied a rock to his stomach. Why? Because he was so hungry. And when you're hungry, what happens your stomach begins to hurt and there's an uneasy feeling. And if you squeeze your stomach, if you press your stomach, what happens? That feeling, it reduces it goes away temporarily.
So he had tied up this one rock around his stomach in order to reduce that feeling. So he complained to the profits out of all this about hunger, and the profits or the loneliness. And then he lifted his shirt and he showed him that he had died two slabs of rock on his bed.
What is it sure that it wasn't as the Muslims who were in during the difficulty, but along with him who was in during the Prophet sallallahu wasallam as well. He didn't just say, I'll sit here you guys dig the trenches? No, he dug along with them. He was hungry, when they were hungry. He was working when they were working. And this is exactly what is meant over here. What can Allahu be mad at Madonna? that whatever sacrifices you were making in the way of Allah,
what ever you were going through whatever difficulties you were enduring, Allah subhanaw taala was watching you.
And we see that despite his great difficulty, the Muslims are sincere believers, how were they working with a lot of hard work constantly, they were working, and they weren't complaining, they weren't being negative. They didn't say I give up. I'm leaving Medina. Nobody said that none of the sincere believers reacted in this way.
Now we need to reflect on ourselves a bit over here.
That when collectively we have to work collectively. And sometimes what happens? One person gets extremely tired, another person gets injured, another person gets hurt, then what is our reaction? What is our reaction? How do we behave to one another?
How, think about it, we become extremely impatient. On the slightest of things. What do we do we start showing a lot of anger. And we start seeing a lot of negative things.
But we see that despite all of this difficulty that Muslims had to enjoy, what were they doing?
And the profits are allowed in salon. He noticed that as well, that the believers, they were going through a lot of hard work, which is why we see that once the Prophet sallallahu sallam, he came by a trench that the Muslims were digging both the inside and the Mahajan into there they were digging the trench. And when he saw them in that cold weather, with all that hunger, they were digging the trenches, without any help of any servants or slaves. The prophets of Allah sent him said Allah who met in Malaysia I shall fulfill inside he will Mohajer.
He said a verse a poetry that all life is truly the life of the hereafter. This life, this is not real life. This is not comfort, that real life is where in the hereafter. So forgive the unsold and they will hurt you.
And the inside of the Mahajan when they heard this coming from the Prophet sallallahu sallam, they didn't say you are going through a lot of hard work. No, you know what they said? They said National levena Bay or Mohammed Island, Jihad de mer, Burkina Avada that It is we who have pledged to Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam, to fight in jihad, till the spark of life is within us, meaning until we're alive. We have pledged that we're going to fight for this cause we're going to strive for this cause. So it wasn't a Yeah, we're putting in a lot of hard work. No, they didn't consider it as a favor that they were showing to the Prophet sallallahu sallam, rather they took it as an obligation
and obligation upon themselves. And we also see that UNASUR the learner, he said that if one of them, meaning if the believers if any Muslim, he found like a handful of barley, like a little bit of food, what would he do? He would grind it, he would mix it with a little fat, so that it would become a little heavy, and then everybody would be able to eat it. This is how much they were concerned for one another.
This is how they were working collectively enjoying all the hardship and the profits on a lot of sediment. He was working along with them, motivating them,
motivating them. And the Sahaba they didn't feel that oh, this is such a burden on us. No, they took it as their own responsibility.
We learned that even as if he said that on the day when
I saw the Prophet sallallahu Sallam carrying Earth miscarrying Earth Why?
Why do you think so? They were digging the trench, right. So when you're digging the trench, you're taking Earth out of the trench and you have to put it at a site and the earth was covered.
During the whiteness of his belly of his abdomen, and he was saying Allahumma Lola anta method Anna, what?
What else? Alena, forenza Sakina 10 Elena, that Oh Allah. Without you, we would have gotten no guidance, we would have received no guidance whatsoever, nor would we have given in charity, nor would we have prayed. What is he mentioning over here? The Nirvana of Islam?
Because of the Sunday we're suffering a lot right now, at this moment. But the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. What was he mentioning the blessing of a sunset? Oh, Allah had it not been for you. We would never have received guidance. This is what sugar is. This is what positive thinking is that? Yes, you're going through the difficulty. But what are you thinking about? The good that you have received? The benefit that you had received? We would never have given sadaqa we would never have prayed Salah. And what is life without that?
For enzian? Sakina Tina Elena. So Oh, Allah, bless us with tranquility, send down tranquility upon us,
was submitted apadana in Carina, in the code below Elena, either a rod to fit net and avena that make firm our feet when we meet our enemy. Indeed, these people have rebelled against us, but never shall we yield. If they try to bring affliction upon us. We will never give up these people. Yes, they're being very oppressive. They have committed great outrage and attacking us in coming this way. But we're not going to give up either. So only you help us. You make our feet firm. And you send down your tranquility and peace upon us.
Think about it, when we're going through a difficult situation such as this one test after the one assignment after the other. What are the expressions on our faces? What expressions do we carry? And what are the things that we say to one another?
Some people Mashallah very, very positive.
You look at them, and you feel as though no difficulty Nothing's going on. But other people, what happens on the slightest of things, what happens we make such an expression on the face that a person who has no idea what's going on, just by looking at us, they'll get frightened, that oh, my God, what's going on in their life? This course is so difficult, so difficult.
I'm not even going to think about doing it. But just look at the difficulty that the Sahaba were going through the prophet sallallahu Sallam was going through any negative words on their lips, no negative words. What are they talking about? What are they mentioning, the Nirvana of Islam, because when a person focuses on the Dharma, then what happens? The difficulty, the hardship, it seems very, very difficult. If you focus on the positive aspect, the benefit that you have received, then the hardship seems very, very insignificant.
Like for example, if you have been working all day long in your house, cleaning one room after the other, I'm sure many of you had to do that before. I'm assuming that you wanted to have everything in order everything nice and clean.
Let's say at the end of the day, you were very tired. What did you think of that moment? Oh, my legs? Oh, my hands? No, you look around you. And you admire the clean house, everything in place, or the grocery done, the fridge is very clean, the kitchen is very organized, everything is perfectly fine. And just the sight of all of that it pleases you, isn't it? So?
It does. So similarly, when going through hardship, what should we be focusing on the benefit that we have gained? The benefit that we have received? that yes, we have a test coming up. But 100 another test done? Yes, we have another assignment due, but 100 of that another just one more step towards the completion.
So when a person focuses on what he has achieved, what he has gained, then the negative thoughts, they reduce automatically.
And this is what we see in the profits out of Arsenal and the Sahaba at this time. And there are many, many events that took place at the time of this battle, that show the difficulty that this habit went through, and also how Allah subhanaw taala sent them news of victory, good news, which is what kept their morale high. And it lifted up their morale, their confidence, and they were able to enjoy the difficulties.
And one of those incidents is that once done, however, they were digging and a huge boulder a huge rock.
It was impossible for them to break it. And imagine if you don't break that rock, what's going to happen. Your trench won't be deep enough. Your trench won't be wide enough so they couldn't even leave it. So they're trying and trying and trying and they weren't able to break through it. So what happened they went to the profits on a lot of
the profits that a lot of them came. He came down into the trench and he struck the stone with his
And that broke one third of the law. What does that show
the strength of the prophets of Buddhism possessed.
And also, it's like a miracle. That are there's a habit, right, so many people tried, but they were unable to do it. And the Prophet said, a lot of them came unstuck at once, and one third of the rock gone, broken.
And at that moment, what happened, a light also came for it. And the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said, Glory be to God, the keys of Syria have been given to me.
With the second law of the peak, the Prophet sallallahu sallam, he would another one third of the rock, and he said, Glory be to God, the keys of Persia have been given to me. And in the third attempt, the remaining portion of the rock was also broken into pieces in the profits that a lot of them said Glory be to God, I have been given the keys of Yemen.
So we see that with each blow, what happened, he was shown a victory that was going to happen in the future. And this gave a lot of confidence to the Sahaba. That were, they were worried for their lives. They were concerned that what's going to happen, are we going to make it or not?
And a loss of data gives them the good news, no, you're going to make through this. And you're going to be more victorious in the future. Not just Arabia, but Persia, and Syria, and beyond.
And you can imagine the difficulties that we're going through, but because of this good news, they became more happy, more excited. Another incident that we learn off the javeriana Abdullah, he said that when we were digging at the trench, a huge massive rock appeared as an obstruction. And the people went to the Prophet sallallahu Sallam and told him that a piece of Boulder had hindered their work. And the Prophet sallallahu sallam, he said, I'll go down, and he stood up and as he stood up, and he was going to go down, Jabba the runway, he saw the two stones that were died on his stomach.
And he was overwhelmed at the profits that allowed him is that hungry? He's so exhausted, he's so tired, you know, we learned earlier that another you will have been
the Prophet sallallahu sallam, he deserves more. His right is more because the sacrifices are more
so when Javon O'Donoghue he saw the state of the prophets are about Islam that he's so hungry, he couldn't take it. He went immediately to his house, and he asked his wife, do you have any food, any food, and he said that we have only one sheep. That's it. And we have a little bit of barley. So he started the sheep immediately. And he said cook, and also the barley grinded and also make bread you could imagine grinding the barley and and making bread with that. We have flour that's pre grinding from before and we think making bread wood that is such a big deal.
We have meat sitting in our freezers, and we think cooking that is such a huge deal. Imagine slaughtering it and then cooking.
So she cooked, who didn't who he helped his wife. And then what happened he went back to the trench, and he whispered to the prophets
that I have some food, please come. Why did he whisper because he wanted the prophets of Islam to eat, to eat to his will because he was extremely hungry. Imagine two rocks, died your stomach.
So he went and whispered to him and the Prophet sallallahu Sallam he said out loud, or you are working at the trench Javid has prepared a banquet.
What is it?
What does it show on the part of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam?
How caring he was how concerned he was for his companions. He didn't say okay.
You haven't told anybody right? I'll just go and eat property after I'm the leader. I have to endure so much. I have to deal with all this tension as well. So I'll go have a good meal so that I can relax and I can function property because my mind is not but no nothing like that. He told the companions and all of them came and they ate and the food was enough.
The food was enough for all of them. Allah subhanaw taala help that imagine one sheep was enough for so many Muslims, so many of them and a little bit of barley. Even that was enough for them. Because remember that food for one is enough for two, isn't it? And we think food for two should be enough for one. We think the exact opposite.
There was so much food that all of the Sahaba present over there they were able to eat
and Jabara they ran him and his wife even they eat.
So we see that the Muslims they had to undergo a lot of hardship. But with that hardship, what happened? They were positive. They were committed. They weren't negative.
They didn't complain.
They were grateful. They were concerned for one another. You see at these times, when we're being tested. Allah subhanaw taala tests us that how do we behave towards Allah
And how do we behave towards one another?
And how do we prove our commitment with our work?
Is it that we become ungrateful negative about Allah subhanaw taala? Or is it that, you know, we begin to shout at other people we don't care about them will become extremely selfish and we leave our work and we just want to take it easy and relax. This is just a time that Allah subhanaw taala is testing us
and look at how the Sahaba will deliver on whom he married.