Taimiyyah Zubair – Taleem al Quran 2012 – P04 049B Tafsir Aal-e-Imran 121-122

Taimiyyah Zubair
AI: Summary © The Battle of Hope was a battle between the French and the United States during the third year of the Battle of Hope. The French were taken by a caravan and lost their great men, including the French. The Prophet sallavi's suggestion to the Muslims to leave Afghanistan to face the enemy outside was criticized by the Sahaba, and the legal system in Afghanistan is also criticized. The importance of planning ahead and avoiding mistakes is emphasized, and the need to trust oneself and others to achieve success is emphasized.
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Lesson number 49 pseudo earlier and one I have 121 to 143

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What is Wado time in Africa and remember when you are Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam left your family in the morning to Bowie almost mock me Nina Macari Daniel pital. To post the believers at their stations for the battle. Will Allahu Samir on our leam and Allah is Hearing and knowing this verse, and the verses that come after, until almost the end of the surah are all about the Battle of hope.

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They're all related to the Battle of hurt. These verses were revealed after the battle. And in these verses, there are many lessons that we learn that Allah subhanaw taala teaches us that can be learned from that battle. Allah says over a year what is Dota what is meaning what could it and remember, recall the time when you set out very early what Dota is from the root letters ln that well, from the word will do or hardware, which is to go or come by in the early morning basically the word is used for early morning, okay, the time that is after fajr and before sunrise, so, the time between Fajr and sunrise, that is the time of Wadhwa and whether you have to do is to go or

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come at this time. So although the you set out very early in the morning, and that is how it was for the Prophet sallallahu Sallam left for the battle of or health on the morning of Saturday, the 11th of shanwa in the third year after Hyjal. When did he leave on Saturday the 11th of show well, what year was it the third year after hijra, and it was very early in the morning that he left for the battle. And he left from where min Lika meaning you came out of your house and then you left for the battle. Mean Erlich, a hill is who the family of a person. So the house where your family is, basically it is referring to the apartment of our shuttle data on her because that is where the

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prophet saw a lot Islam came out from and that is when he left for the battle.

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And this happened after the Prophet saw a lot of Saddam discussed with the Companions as to whether or not they should go out of the city in order to fight the machine. And then once he saw a lot of southern went to his apartment, he made the decision he put on his armor he came out and the Muslims left for the battle. So that has been mentioned over here what he loved about them in Africa. Now the reason behind this battle, the battle of ahead. What was the reason? The reason was that the Quraysh the people of Makkah, they had suffered a great loss when they encountered the Muslims at the Battle of butter, you know that the first battle was which one better? And then after that was

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the Battle of now when the Muslims and the Michigan fought at better the Mushrikeen they suffered a great blow. They lost 70 of their great men, including Abuja, okay, so 70 of their great men, their great leaders were killed at that battle. Moreover, 70 more were taken as captives by the Muslims, for whose freedom they had to pay heavy ransom. So basically the machine the suffered greatly at the Battle of butter,

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and which is the reason why they vow to take revenge from the Muslims.

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And when they went back to Makkah, after the Battle of butter, they decided that they were going to attack the Muslims again in order to take revenge. Now the Battle of budget, do you know why that was fought? There was basically a trade caravan that belonged to the Mushrikeen of MacArthur was on its way back to Makkah from a sham and it was so big that the profits that were coming back to Makkah were almost 500,000 dinar I mean, 500,000 dinar is a big amount today. Imagine how much it was back at that time. So this was the profit that the wish to gain were bringing in from their trade back into Makkah. And they were afraid that the Muslims are going to attack the caravan. Now,

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why would the Muslims attack the caravan? Because the Muslims and the Michigan were at war and when you're at war, you do these things anyway. Right because you want to inflict harm on the other. And besides the trade caravan basically, when the Muslims left Makkah, they left their properties their houses their belongings in Makkah. So it is said that the wish to again gathered up whatever they could offer Muslims belongings, sent them to a sham for trade.

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And then the prophets that were obtained were basically from what from the properties of the Muslims and Muslims had every right over it. So this trade caravan, the Prophet told a lot, isn't it the Muslims they went out in order to get it.

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So then we're seeking this sent an army in order to protect the caravan. Now what happened? The caravan got to Makkah safely, but the army, they said, We're not going back without fighting the Muslims. They said we're going to fight. So they went ahead and they fought the Muslims. When they fought, they suffered. When they went back home, the caravan had reached but 140 of their men were basically gone. So they said whatever prophets we have gained 500,000 dinar we're going to use every penny in order to wage war against the Muslims. So the preparation began immediately and they had 500,000 dinar at their hands to prepare with,

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at better how many men from the machine went to attack the Muslims 1000 By the next year at or heard how many men went 3000 Men 3000 Men, a heavily equipped a well equipped army 3000 men from Makkah and also the surrounding tribes. They all came towards Medina in order to wage war against the Muslims in order to take revenge. And when they came, they camped near Medina, and I won the Prophet salallahu Salam receive this news. Obviously, he was the best leader. So he wasn't going to make a decision by himself. What did he do? He consulted the companions. He consulted the companions that what course of action should we take? Should we just stay in Medina and defend ourselves that if the

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Michigan come and attack us, we just defend ourselves from within? Or should we go out of the city and face the wished again and fight them outside of the city? What should be done?

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So the prophets of Allah said I'm consulted the companions. Now some companions, especially those who are young, who were very brave, who were very enthusiastic, and those who had lost the opportunity to participate in the Battle of whether in the first battle, for whatever reason, they missed the opportunity, because how many Muslims participate in the Battle of other 300? Right, so only a few participated? The majority, they could not because basically, it was not made mandatory. It wasn't intended that the Muslims would actually go for a battle. Many did not get a chance to participate in the battle. So when they saw another opportunity, they did not want to miss it.

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Because they knew the great rewards. So they urge the Prophet salallahu Salam that let's go out of Medina Let's face the Mushrikeen and we will fight them we are brave, we are strong, we are able we will fight them and we have to show them our strength. If we stay in Medina, they will think we are weak or we are afraid. On the other hand, the hypocrites they were saying that no, we should stay in Medina we should only defend ourselves we should call them if they come we will fight and if they don't come then let them be. But this suggestion of theirs was based on what on weakness. Okay, this was not out of sincerity for Allah and His messenger. They just wanted to be safe, because remember

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that they were very deceptive. The Munna Felina would like to please everyone, the Prophet sallallahu, the Muslims as well as the wishek in everyone. So they were not sincere to the Muslims. Anyway, the Sahaba many of them were urging the Prophet sallallahu Sallam that let's go out. Now the Prophet sallallahu sallam, he got up, and he went to the house of Ayesha Lu on her apartment. And when he went there, he put on his armor and he came out. What did that signify? That we are going to battle, we are going for war, we are going to leave Medina and face the enemy where the enemy is we're not going to stay inside and defend ourselves.

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Now when this happened, the Sahaba who had been urging the prophets of Allah Islam to go, they felt very guilty, because they felt that they had, you know, forced the Prophet sallallahu Sallam to accept their opinion. So this started apologizing. And they said, you know prophets of Allah Islam, if you decide to stay, we will not oppose you. They felt bad. They felt as though they had forced him against his will. But the Prophet SAW aloneness and at that, he said that no, once a prophet puts on his armor, it does not fit him that he takes it off before fighting. So now we've made our decision. And now we are going to go and we're going to face the enemy outside. So this entire

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incident It happened when very early in the morning, because as soon as the profits on a lot of sudden put the armor on that set the Muslims left and Allah subhanaw taala says what is the lodo term in a Holika when you set out from your family from your household very early in the morning

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Very early in the morning. Now one of the prophets, a lot of artists that have left, how many men accompanied him? 1000 men. So basically the Muslims were numbered downward 1000. In the previous battle, how many were the 300? And now there were 1000. That's more than three times their previous numbers. Now, imagine if you are in a situation like this, would you be very excited and happy and brave and confident? Come on. Of course, you were so few before now you're more than three times your number, you would be very confident right?

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Now, what happened that when the Muslims left, soon after, while they were still on their way to meet them with Sheikh army, our beloved obey, who was a monastic, he appeared to be a Muslim, but in his heart, he was not a believer at all. He accepted Islam only on the outward to gain the benefits of being a Muslim. He did had no interest in the benefits of Islam. He had no interest in sacrificing for the religion, nothing whatsoever.

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He made an excuse. And he said, the Prophet saw a lot of them did not listen to me. He did not accept my suggestion. Therefore, I'm going back. I'm not going to fight in the battle. He went back with 300 Men 300 People from the Muslim army, they left with who, with our beloved obey back to Medina, they said we're not participating in the battle because the prophets Allah Madison did not listen to us. And other hypocrites, they made the excuse Lo, Nana, will Peterlin let the Varna come if we knew how to fight, we would have followed you. Meaning they made the excuse. We just don't know how to participate in battle. Like, if somebody asks you can you iron this? And you say, Oh, I

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don't know how to iron. Yeah, right. Of course, you know, how difficult is it isn't rocket science? It isn't. But when do we make such excuses? I don't know how to do this. Can you show me how to hold a knife? Can you show me how to peel the onion? Like seriously? It's not that difficult. Right? When do we make such excuses when we don't want to do what we're supposed to do? Right? So the monopolies they made this excuse lo narla Will Peterlin let the burner come? But Allah subhanaw taala he told us about the reality that homed in Kufri oma in an Accra woman home, Lil Iman, that on that day, they were closer to gopher than to belief. This was just a mere excuse. This is mentioned later on.

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But the Sahaba they remained firm. And they were not affected by the retreat of our beloved obey and his companions. And they remained firm until they reached or hurt where the machine were. And when they reached or health. It's basically a mountain. If you visited Medina, I'm sure you've seen it. Okay. It's basically a mountainous area, and the Prophet sallallahu sallam, he started appointing the Companions at their designated spots.

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The prophets, Allah Edison was a very wise man, a very wise man, he knew how to use the most scarce the most literal resources even in the most effective way. You know, the prophets have a lot of sudden was able to do will do with very little water, he was able to take a bath with very, very little water. Why? Because he was very strategic in the way that he did was so in the way that he took a bath, how would he take a bath with a little bit of water, he would wash his hands first, with a little bit of water, he would wash his private parts, then he would do will do, then he would dip his fingers in the water. And then he would make the scalp wet. And then he would take three

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handfuls of water and pour the water on the head to the entire head became wet. And then a little bit of water on the body to make the entire body wet. And right at the end he would wash the feet.

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With very little water, he was able to take a bath. Likewise, with very few men, he was able to face a huge army. We rely on numbers. But you know what numbers they don't matter much. It's the strategy. It's the plan. It's the management that matters. You could have 24 hours, but if you have a very poor plan, you will accomplish nothing. But if you have two hours a good strategy, a good plan, then you can accomplish a lot more. Isn't that so? If five days a week, for example, you're busy, you're going to school you're going to work you accomplish so much. Why? Because you have a thorough plan on the weekend. If you have nothing to do, you have no class to it and you're just at

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home. Then what happens the next thing you know it is Sunday night and you're running to complete your chores to do the laundry to finish your homework to do this

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Do that. What's missing? The time? No, what's missing? The plan the strategy. So the Prophet saw a lot of Saddam, he only had 700 Men, very little resources. So in order to fight the enemy in order to be victorious, what did he do? He didn't just have a mob of angry people of emotional people. No, he had a group of men whom he appointed at their designated spots from where they were to fight from where they were to defend. And that is what is mentioned over here to bow we mean, you were appointing the believers were Makari the little cartel on their positions on their stations for the battle.

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And it's a very important lesson that we learned from the life of the prophet Sallallahu Sallam strategy and planning. The word tuba we use from the root letters back well Hamza, and Bo What are you Bowie who is to settled someone to provide them accommodation to put up something somewhere in the Hadith the Prophet sallallahu sallam said men, Kedah barely and with Armenian fall yet about what micarta who will know that whoever lies against me deliberately meaning fabricates a statement and says that I have said it, then such a person should finally at about what he should make his residence were in the fire. So to Bowie Oh, you were appointing spots, you were designating you were

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settling who the believers were MacArthur, Ada Lupita McCurry, there's a plural of McCard from the root letters off Reindl and karda is to sit Garda is to sit, and my God, it is the place of sitting, it is the place of sitting. Now, when a person is sitting on a chair,

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at a place where there are very few chairs, how will that person sit on his chair? How He will not leave that chair? Because God forbid, if he leaves it, he's lost his spot. Okay? Likewise, it happens that sometimes we're sitting, okay, and we just want to remain sitting. And we become so lazy that we don't want to get up. And we wish if there was a reward for everything in the world, right? Or if we had a person who could just do everything that we're telling him to do, because we don't want to move, the person who's sitting does not move that much. Whereas the person who's standing, does he move more? Yes, he does. But when a person is sitting, then he's just sitting and

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he's not moving. Now, my card over here, it refers to the battle boasts, the certain spots where the prophets Allah has assigned the men that this is where you have to be. It doesn't mean that he told them Now you sit here and don't move, because you don't sit in battle. Okay? The reason why this word has been used is to show that they were instructed to remain on their spots in their designated areas. And it's understood that a person who is in battle is going to move he is going to go forward, he's going to go backwards, perhaps sideways, that's going to happen, but he has to remain within the designated area. So the prophets, a lot of them appointed for the believers, their

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designated areas. Why lil Peterson for the battle of meaning for fighting the enemy. Well, Allah Who Samir and Eileen and Allah is Hearing and knowing meaning he heard the instructions that you give to the believers or Prophet sallallahu sallam, and I believe he is knowing he knows exactly what happened. He knows who listened and who did not, who made a mistake, and who abided by the rules. He knows exactly what happened. You know, what people said, what people did, what course of action they took, he knows about all of the circumstances will Allahu Severen or the now when the Prophet sallallahu sallam, he settled the believers on their spots? There was a group of 50 Archers, who

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were appointed at a small hillock under the leadership of our beloved debate. Okay, who was the companion of the love in debate? He was appointed as the leader and 50 Archers, who are archers, people who shoot

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arrows, okay, so they were appointed at that HELOC and the Prophet sallallahu Sallam told them that no matter what happens,

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no matter what happens, whether we live or we die, the Muslims in the battle you are not moving from your spot until you are told they were given this clear instruction that you're not moving on.

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Till you are told to move, okay? And this headlock. Basically, the prophets have also appointed those men over there. Why in order to defend the Muslim army from the back so that the machine could not come from behind and attack them, they would only be able to fight the Muslims from one side. All right, so basically these 50 men were defending, they were protecting the army. Okay. Now what happened? Very soon, the battle began, the battle began and because of the great war plan, the great war strategy, the prophets got a lot of sentiment very quickly, the Muslims were victorious over them was shaking. So much so that the most again they started running away from the battlefield,

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they started fleeing the battlefield, the army became disorganized disunited, and they started running away in order to save their lives. Now, when this happens, that means that those who are running have lost, okay. And those who have remained they have won. So the Muslim army, the Muslims that were clearly victorious and Michigan were clearly defeated. And this is the reason why the Muslims who were over there in the battlefield they started collecting the war booty, okay, which marked their victory. Okay, they collected war booty, which marks their victory. Now, the Muslims, the 50 men who were at the HELOC, they're watching the old saying that the wish tickin are running

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away. And the Muslims are here. Come on, let's go celebrate. Right, let's go celebrate. Let's join our brothers were victorious. I mean, obviously, when you see someone who has won the race was won the competition. You don't remain sitting at your seat? What do you do? You run to the field, right? In all of these matches what happens when one team wins? What happens to the rest of the team members or their coaches and all of the cameraman and all of the people were there to you know, the media coverage and everything? What do they do they remain sitting on their spots, know who they run to the field, the whole scene changes. So likewise, the Muslims who were appointed at that HELOC,

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they started to leave their leader Abdullah bin Jubair. He reminded them that look, the prophets have a lot of them told us not to move. But they insisted that no, we're victorious. The battle is over the wish to keep running away. Khalid bin Walid is gone. It could have been Abu Jamal, he's gone. All of these men are gone. Their women are running away. They're gone. So we are victorious. So they insisted and they left.

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Now on the side of them were speaking. There were very intelligent men, such as Khalid bin Walid, Radi Allahu anhu, by the way,

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and it grew up in Abuja, who again Radi Allahu anhu, by the way, because both later accepted Islam

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when they saw that the Muslims were unprotected,

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and all of them are busy, celebrating collecting the booty, they're happy. They're congratulating one another. What happened? They collected their men very quickly. And they came from the side of the headlock, and they attack the Muslims. And the Muslims were not ready for that attack. They got trapped basically.

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And 70 Muslims died at this point. 70 Muslims were martyred. Whatever Allah subhanaw taala, had decreed in his great wisdom happened, the Prophet salallahu Salam was injured, severely wounded, to the point that his wounds, they bled so much that the bleeding was not stopping. And it is reported and because it fatter metal below on her, she was burning straw mat. The ashes, she was filling up the wounds of the prophets of old Audison and with those ashes to stop the bleeding, but yet the bleeding would not stop.

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70 Muslims were martyred, so many were wounded. And the Prophet sallallahu Sallam and the Muslims, they had to climb up on the mountains in order to save themselves. So a great victory turned into a horrible defeat.

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Something that was going to bring them so much happiness turned into apparently a huge disaster. It was a great test, a great test. But all of these verses, they teach us many lessons. Because for a believer, really there is no failure in life. If he has learned a lesson from it.

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It may be a very difficult experience. But if he learns a lesson from it, and does not repeat that mistake again. Then remember it was not a failure. It was just a big learning experience. Yes, you regret it. Yes, you feel horrible about it. But it's a great learning experience. And this is exactly what this is. Teach us. Now when we fail at something, what do we do?

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We always look back and we reflect on what we did, what mistake we made. And as we think about what went wrong, and what foolish decisions we made, and what wrong steps we took, how do we feel? angry, upset, right? We feel foolish, we feel guilty. We keep blaming ourselves, we keep yelling at ourselves, or we start fighting with other people, right? We start blaming each other, it was his fault, her fault. But does that help? It doesn't help.

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What is helpful in this situation that you reflect, and then you think about the lessons that you can take so that in the future, you can do better, you can perform better. So in these I had basically Allah subhanaw taala is comforting the Prophet sallallahu wasallam, that Oh, Prophet, you did not fall short. In your effort in your planning, in your strategy. No, you left early in the morning, you appointed the believers on their spots, you gave them clear instructions, you did the best that you could. And Allah heard everything, Allah knows everything, you did not fall short. In your part, you did your best. So the Prophet salallahu Salam is being reminded of that.

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Now, there are many lessons that can be learned from the incident from the whole battle of or how but inshallah we will learn them as we studied the verses, but from this verse in particular, what are some of the lessons that we learned? What do we learn from what it Bilodeau that you set out early in the morning? What lesson do we learn from that?

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You set out early in the morning, what does that teach us? That when you have something important to do, please don't start it on Sunday morning at 11am or at 1pm. Why? Because then it will be lunchtime, and then it will be tea time and then it will be going out to the grocery store time and then it will be time to do the laundry. You're never gonna get your work done. What is the best time to do your work early morning. This is the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. Imagine so early in the morning before even the sun rose completely before even the day completely set in. He was out and about. He was out here already had the discussion. He had already made the decision and

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they were out for the battle. So start early in the morning because that is the time of Barca. It's the time of blessing. And it is also the Sunnah of the Prophet salallahu Salam?

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What do we learn from min Lika? We're able to Dota min Ellika you left your family and you went for a battle. You left so early in the morning, and Allah who was watching you?

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What does that teach us? What's the lesson that we learned over here, that Allah subhanaw taala is very appreciative of the sacrifices that we make in his way. Allah notices, every sacrifice that we make in his path. Other people may not even know or they may know but they may not acknowledge. Or they may acknowledge but they may not appreciate the way they should. The Prophet saw a lot of them left his family and Allah subhanaw taala mentions that in the Quran that you had to leave your family to go for battle. Is that something easy to do? No. Is it easy to come to a class on Saturday morning when your brother is asleep?

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And your sister is still in her pajamas. And there you are in your uniform with your bag. Another work day? Is that easy. It's not easy.

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But this is a sacrifice you're making in who's way in the way of Allah? And who will appreciate Allah who will appreciate what you've heard over time in Africa. Then we also learn in this idea that when the prophets of a lot of salaam put in so much effort he sacrificed. He left early, he left his family for the sake of the deen. Then what about us? Should we not do the same thing? Should we not follow in his footsteps and work hard and study hard and do our best in whatever that we do for the benefit of the dean? If the profits on a lot of sudden work so hard than we are to work harder. Another lesson we learned over here is about the importance of planning. The prophets

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of autism appointed the people at their designated spots told them what they were supposed to do and were give them clear instructions. You know, everything was laid out clearly. And

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This is something that is important if we want to be successful. But what do we think that once I have $1,000, then I can do this, once I have $50,000. And I can do this, once I have 10 people to work for me, once I have a maid, and I can afford to a nanny, and I can afford this and I can afford that, then I will do this, don't wait.

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Don't wait for your resources to increase, do whatever that you can with what you have, but plan effectively. Another important lesson we learned here, you know, many people, they say that, once I'm done school, once I'm done work, once I'm done having my kid, once I'm done getting married, then I will study.

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But what happens when you're done school, then you have to work? What happens when you're done one work, you have to work more? What happens when you have a kid, then you have to look after the kid, what happens when you get made, then you have to do other work.

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Right? So something or the other will always happen in life, you will never have that perfect time, you know, where all time is B time and you can do whatever you want. No, you will never find that in life. So with whatever resources, whatever capacity that you have, you have to do the best that you can. All that is needed is planning. All that is needed is a schedule strategy. And that will make your work much more effective. You know, there are people who have

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four children, six children, and they're doing so much.

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And we think oh, I don't even have a kid. How do they do this? How do they do that? It's possible. It's just about living an organized life. Living an organized life organization and management is something that is very, very important. You know, this is something that will either make you successful, or it will make you a total loser in life, its absence will make you a total loser in life.

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So pay attention to this. You know, many times parents they emphasize have a schedule have a routine, but we have no schedule or routine. One day we're waking up at 1030. In another day, we're waking up at 730 in the day we're waking up at nine no schedule, no routine, no habits, no accomplishments.

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If you want to be successful in life, then plan failing to plan is planning to fail.

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In Hamato if attorney men come and touch Shala

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then Allah subhanaw taala reminds the Muslims of another thing that happened in that battle is Hamid when it intended how much from the root letters hear me meme from the word ham which is intention and this word is used in two ways. One, it is used for worry and concern that when a person is undecided, he's worried should I do it should I not do it?

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And then this word hum is also used for Azzam for firm intention for determination for resolution that when a person has resolved to do something, it's used in both ways. Over here, Hamid is being used in the meaning of that when they had intended, okay, who thought if attorney two groups the plural of the word thought if two groups men come from you, you refers to the believers. So when two groups from among you had intended or not really had determined, but rather they were almost about two, they were thinking of over your home is in the first meeting? Okay, not in the second meeting. But in the first meeting, which is to be anxious to be worried to be in that state of in

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decisiveness, should I or should I not? So they were thinking about, what untap Shala that they would lose courage. They had almost given up they had almost despaired of Shala from their letters, Fashi Nam and fashion is to be cowardly, to become weak to lose courage to lose heart. So two groups from among the believers had almost lost courage.

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What happened? Remember when 300 men they left the Prophet salallahu Salam, under a beloved obey and went back to Medina?

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Then two cans of bunu selama from the tribal cars Raj and Ben ohada, from the tribe of hosts. Okay, so which clans been who selama from the tribe of has Raj and Ben ohada from the tribe of us, these two clans, okay, and a clan is a smaller group within her tribe, okay. They also almost decided to return when they saw that our beloved obey was leaving with 300 men. They almost gave up. They're like, we're going in the mouth of death. We're going there to kill ourselves. How can 700 people face an army of 3000

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It's impossible. We're not going to win, we're going to lose. So they were almost losing courage. And they were on their way back to Medina along with the Laguna Bay and his companions. But what happened? Well, Allahu Allah, you Houma. But Allah was Wali of them to Allah Who was there willing, he was their guardian, he was their protector. And so he did not let them lose heart, he did not let them give up, he did not let them go back. Rather, he gave them confidence. He gave them courage, he gave them determination. So they resolve to stay with the Prophet salallahu Salam and go with him for battle.

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But notice what Allah says over here, Allah was their Wali.

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Now remember that Allah subhanaw taala is the Wali he is a friend, The Guardian, the protector of all the believers. Okay, meaning general Wilaya, general protection, general friendship, every believer, you know, he says, I believe in Allah, I love Allah trust on him. And Allah also helps him, okay, but this is at a general level at a common level.

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Okay, and this is when Allah plans for a believer gives him reward for the good that he does, saves him from hardship from trouble. But then there is Wilaya hasa, a special kind of friendship with Allah subhanaw taala.

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And that is given to those who have a stronger connection with Allah. So then what happens when they are in difficulty than Allah helps them even more than an ordinary believer is helped. Then when they are in difficulty, Allah gives them more suitable than an average person would have at a time of difficulty. Do you see what I mean? So Allahu Allah, you woman. You see, some people they lost heart they went back and others they were about to but Allah gave them courage. They were about to give up, but Allah saved them. Allah did not let them slip.

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Allah did not let them slip, he did not let them fall. Why? Because of the strong bond because of the strong friendship that they have with their Lord.

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And this is the benefit of having Allah as your friend as your close friend. Because you're a human being you have less knowledge, there will be times when your enemy can become very strong. Shaitan can be very strong, other people can influence you, and you're about to make a very bad decision in life.

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But Allah does not let you make that decision. Allah does not let that plan carry through. And then when you look back, you say, I don't know what happened. That hamdulillah Allah saved me. I'm so glad I didn't do this. I'm so glad I did this. Allah protected me, Allah saved me. You know, sometimes they're young people, and they wish they could do wrong things. Right? They wish they could also date they wish they could also, you know, drink alcohol or do drugs or dress in a particular way or, or go to a particular place and party like other people do. They wish but their dad is so strict. And their mom, wow, she's got some wives and their older brother. Wow, he's got

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some Eman.

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And their younger sister, you know, she's just telling everything to the parents.

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So even though this person may have a strong desire to do something wrong, Allah does not let them

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Allah does not give them an opportunity. Allah does not give them a chance. And then later on when they grow older, I could 100 Allah, Allah saved me. As much as I hated my sister as much as I hated my mom, I'm so glad that they kept the rules that they kept for me. You know, the other day, I was talking to someone who did the course, a few years back. And I can tell because her sisters during the course right now she's like, you know, these guys, their course is so easy. You know, we had to do this. And we had to do that. And we had to do this. I'm like, Yeah, you remember how much you used to complain?

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To the Yeah, but it was good. Like, not at that time.

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So it happens with us that sometimes we want to do something wrong, or we don't want to do good. Like, for example, a young person they decide it's time for Mohammed, not gonna bother praying. I'm sitting on the computer, I'm just going to work. And then right at that time, their mom walks in the door.

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They're like, Have you prayed? Can't make an excuse right now. So I have to get up and pray. So who saved you? Allah saved you be grateful for that? That your heart you wanted to disobey. For Allah loves you so much, that he saved you He protected you? Well know who Allah you humor and if Allah has protected someone

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In this way, then he should really be grateful. And you don't know if you are not grateful for this Allah my data protection away from you. Because it happens with some people who take this for granted. Eventually a time comes when that protection is lifted from them. The parents are not there. The father is not there. The brother is not there, the sister is not there. Now you're on your own.

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You can slip you can earn you can fall you can make the worst mistakes, but Allah won't save you.

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So if Allah is saving us, let's be grateful. Well, Allahu Allah Uma, Allah says Allah, Allah, Allah He and upon Allah failure to work can work me know and should the believers rely on the believers, they must fail, yet our can they must they should rely upon who upon Allah and Allah alone. What is this the worker? The word goal is from well Cathlamet is to have true and sincere trust upon who? Allah Subhana.

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When you trust on someone, what does it mean? You rely on them, you depend on them, that you expect them to do everything for you. Right? You rely on them for your success, you rely on them for your safety. And we think this is what the goal is just do nothing. Sit like that, and expect Allah to do everything. And we say, oh, Allah can do anything. Right? And if somebody says no, but brother or sister you should do something to we say what Allah can do it. Of course, Allah can do it. Yes, Allah can do it good, you're relying upon him. But this is an incomplete definition of the worker. The worker is not just to rely upon Allah, it is to have true and sincere trust upon Allah, in

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attaining some benefit and reading of some harm, that you want to attain some benefit. You want to get hold of something good, or you want to protect yourself from some harm. So you trust you rely upon who, upon Allah. And you do all of this while holding on to him firmly. What does that mean holding on to him firmly, that you are also praying to him? You're begging him, you're remembering him, you're asking him, you're doing something that will please him so that his help will come? You're staying away from anything that will upset Allah so that his help is not averted from you. So you hold on to him firmly. And you also adopt the means that Allah has made available to you, for

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things Interlochen. What are they, first of all, to have true and sincere trust upon Allah. Secondly, in attaining some benefit or reading of some harm, thirdly, while holding on to him firmly, and fourthly, adopting the means that he has made available to you.

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So in other words, the worker is what? That you do your best. You do your part, you do whatever that is within your capacity, and you rely upon Allah for success.

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Okay, and when a person works, strives hard with this mindset, then you know what, he will be a hard worker. He won't be lazy, he won't be just sitting back doing nothing. No, he will be a hard worker truth of our call means you're working really hard. The prophets have a lot of some trusted on Allah. And what did he do with 700 people he went for battle, he will be more confident he will be calm, because he is expecting help from a law. He is relying upon Allah for success, not upon his resources. But if we have less resources, limited capacity, then we start to panic. How's it going to happen? It's impossible, no way this that, you know, excuses and panic. But the one who has the

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workload Allah he will not panic, he will be calm, he will be confident he will do his best he will work hard.

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And then Allah's help will come. And if despite Allah's help, something goes wrong, then again a person does not become depressed why? Because he knows that there is some wisdom as to why this happened. So Allah says while Allah He fully at our Kalyan McMinnville, upon Allah, should the believers rely they must rely upon him. And notice Menon meaning as believers we have to rely upon Allah. If we don't rely on Allah, then the Iman is weak. The more a person relies on Allah, the stronger his Iman is, the less a person relies on Allah, the weaker his Iman is. So it's a requirement of Eman to trust upon who upon Allah. Not on your resources, not on your work, not on

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your effort. Not on your friends not on your money, but on who on Allah.

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You have to work on is something that we actually experience. Okay, we actually experienced this, have you ever experienced this feeling where you go to a store and you intend to only perhaps window shop, but then you see one thing and then you see another thing, then you see another thing and you start picking up picking up picking up picking up. And then by the time you get to the cash, there's like, you know, you have a lot of stuff. And,

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you know, you put your hand on your bag, and you're like, Yeah, I have my wallet.

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Right? And you're worried that it's gonna be a lot of money, but then you open your wallet, and you see oh, yeah, I have my card.

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So when you see that card,

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when you know that, okay, you don't have cash, but you have your card, and that card works. Okay, then you are able to pick up more stuff.

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You're able to spend more time in the store, picking and choosing and getting whatever you want. And when you're standing at the cash, you're not freaking out. You're not embarrassed, rather, you are happy and excited. And you have that sense of relief that yeah, my cards here.

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And so happy that yeah, this is my husband, you know, my husband's gonna pay for it.

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Right? It's not going out of my account, it's going out of his account. Now you have that greater sense of relief. So we experienced this debacle. But truth of our call is upon who upon law, not on your wallet, not on your cart, not on your husband, not on your children, not on your work, but on Allah, that you do your best. But at the end, you say, Oh Allah make this happen?

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Will Allah please help me? This is what the call is. So where Allah He fully at our callin me know?

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What lessons do we learn in this ayah.

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first of all, we learned that a person gets influenced by the people who are around him. You may have very strong Eman, you may have a very good work ethic, you may be an A student, you may be a very hard working person. But if you're sitting with the person who is very lazy,

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and they're talking and playing one game after the other, and then chatting on the phone, then what happens? You're like, Why do I live such a difficult life?

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You know, they can relax, I can also relax, they can sit down and watch TV, I can do it too. I deserve it more.

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Correct? Does it happen? That your company influences you? If you are with hard working people, then how will you work? Good. But if you are with lazy people, dishonest people, then what kind of work ethic? Will you have that? Right? If your friends are all nerds, then you will be similar. And if your friends don't care about studies, then you will not care about them either. You know, some people are so particular the assignment is due tomorrow. Have you done it? Have you done it? Yes, I've done it. I've only one question about one page left. Okay, do it quickly. Let me know when you're done. These people, you know, the friends, they get excited about the work they're doing. And

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together they do the work. And those people who are not interested in the work that they did you do the lesson? No, me too. I didn't do it either.

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happens, right? And then if you're sitting in a group where five people have not done their lesson, and you're the only one who does their lesson seven times, the next day, you say why should I bother? She can get away with it, I can get away with it too.

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Right? It happens right? So then what's the solution?

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Stick to people who work hard.

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You know, one of the scholars if no Josie, he said I seek refuge with Allah, from people who have nothing better to do in life.

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From people who are you know, do they say the word fight is okay, like who have nothing to do

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or who are free they have no obligations or they have no work to do, even if they do have work to do. They don't bother doing it. They're just wasting their time. He said I seek refuge with Allah, from the company of such people. You know, like we seek refuge with Allah, from magic and from evil eye and from the hazard of other people and from you know, a bad death and from Shaytaan and from, you know, difficult things in life. He would seek refuge with Allah from the company of such people. Because if you sit with such people,

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then their bad habits will rub off on you.

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Pray to Allah, for good company, for people who work hard, because they will influence you.

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She's mentioning what the vocal about Shahadat, that when he would debate with people of various religions on the topics of religion. He will

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would be asked many questions and he said that many times that happens, the questions are asked, and I don't know the answer. But I stand up relying upon Allah. And then you know, my mind just starts working one thing after the other starts coming into the head, so relying upon Allah. So anyway,

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we see that the Sahaba the companions were with the Prophet salallahu Salam who went out with him for battle, when they saw some people retreating. They also wanted to go back.

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So it doesn't matter how strong your Eman is, it doesn't matter. You know how good of a worker you are. You know what excellent marks you've had all your life. It doesn't matter if you keep company with lazy people you're going to become lazy to

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their bad habits will rub off on you. Then we also learn in this ayah that a believer may feel coward at some point in time but only temporarily. They felt weak for some time. But then Allah who was there Willie and Allah save them a hadith elders the prophets Allah Dodson was asked that can a believer be a coward? He said, Yes. That can believer be believed meaning stingy. So any possible liar? No. A believer cannot be a liar. So

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it's possible that at times you feel weak, you feel that you have no courage, no strength to continue, but it should only be a temporary phase.

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Okay, let's listen to the recitation of these verses.

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I mean, Lika to Bowie, meaning

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Whoa, semi

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shallow, long.

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