Lessons from the Black Companions – Bilal ibn Rabah
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today we conclude our four part series on lessons from the black companions.
We have already looked at the livestock element
and the payment. And it was Sam Evans at an herb Mata it was Thomas.
The intent behind the series was to move beyond the realization that yes, many of the profits compounded for black right from the beginning.
We already knew this before February. We also already knew what Islam says about racism and ethnic superiority. These were not new lessons.
Our primary goal was to realize that what the prophet
predicted was true. That's true tribalism and feelings of superiority would not leave the Muslim nation. These problems aren't buried in the far away past. But as the Prophet
himself says, They are problems we have to face today. It's up to every generation of Muslims to take up the struggle against these sorts of attitudes.
This month, we've seen how the companion sells with discrimination and prejudice, we have made power our teachers, so we can do for our generation, what they did for theirs. Through them, we can imagine how to live according to the message of equality that the sun teaches today. To conclude, we will look at the life of the most famous black companion, beloved people of America
and out Apple Symbian sleeve. The latter was one of the first seven people not just to accept a snare, though to announce is along with a profit, or at least the National Center, and Abu Bakr, and Allah and Sue Mejia and Sophie.
From the people in this list, only a Prophet alayhi salaatu wa salaam Abu Bakr were initially protected by their tribe and then no lineage. The our Dharma service persecuted the rest, trying to suppress the growing Islamic movements. Vietnam was enslaved by a regime nobleman by the name of omega. If a caller
who may or was very angry about the spread of the spam, and even angrier when he learned that his own slave the LAO had become a Muslim.
One day he decided that he would torture me
until the about gave up his assent.
You he took me out into the desert. He made me now aware of a heavy iron coat of armor. He tied him to the ground, leaving him to cook in the midday sun.
Then he began to lay in large stones on blouse chests and Samak slowly crushing him
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while doing this, he would say your faith is alive as well.
Command question referring to two of their main idols leave our Five on the hola Oh
my Lord Allah is one unique
might have a look continue kindness shown higher and higher until the law became delirious from the ease and the weight
Still, only one word escapes his lips.
Later, long after the scorcher, the law was asked why he chose to say this one word.
Why this one specifically? There are many other things that he could have said that ALLAH SubhanA. Allah Himself has many names.
The amount of answer
because of all the things that I said on that today, I noticed that same afternoon of September most.
So I made that my work and that
the allowance observation is really important. The idolaters believe that a lot. Yes, they even signed their documents with Bismillah. They didn't have a problem with someone worshiping Allah in general.
This means that Mira had the opportunity to strike a more conciliatory message, one that stressed what the two sides had in common, sort of an interfaith message.
He could have said, Listen,
I believe in a law, and you believe in our law, we're both more similar than we are different. Can't we leave it at that?
If would have ended distortion.
For all he knew it could have saved his life.
He would not have been blameworthy for saying so.
Soon after this events among would similarly be tortured and he wouldn't be forced to entirely disavow his faith.
He did so verbally, even though he remained in his hearts, a believer.
He ran to the Prophet I used to love to sit down crying, not because his parents were both killed in the process of the torture, but because he said the word violated his past and his faith. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam forgave him. He told him, Oh, you did? Nothing wrong.
So if this was allowed, then why did we
choose the hard way?
Because teaching us a very important lesson. He is teaching us that not every situation is an interfaith situation.
And interfaith situation requires equal standing. It requires dignity for both sides, both sides must enter into it's really
and it must come from a place of goodwill and seeking to understand each other and work together. If this is the situation, yes, we should stress what we have in common with other people and put aside our differences no matter how fundaments?
Well if one side of that conversation has all the power, and is willing to use that power to force us as Muslims to give up our faith, or to change our faith.
That is not the conversation at all, but rather a threat.
This type of situation, actions, each us requires Muslims to stand tall, to stand proud and to insist on what makes us different.
What makes us true believers
to emphasize what we have in common in a situation like Vilas would have been humiliation and would have been cowardice.
This lesson, this differentiation between the two situations is confirmed by the actions of the rest of the companions. Compare the actions of the companions the treatment that they gave to the judge
in other Cydia versus the treatment they gave so Heraclius in Rome,
the judge she had goodwill, he was sincere. He was a just man, according to the Prophet fillable body and himself. So when Dapo in the W college stood before the house she had was questioned about his beliefs. He chose to recite sort of
a chapter that stresses the commonality between Muslims and the faith communities that came before us.
Later, after the Treaty of Westphalia
When the Prophet alayhi salatu salam sent letters to the surrounding leaders, his letter from that Yeshua Samuel Johnson, and it again emphasize the points that the sound of Christianity have in common.
On the other hand, Heraclius was treated a different
way of supporting the theater seems to recognize that Mohammed alayhi salatu salam was indeed a prophet. But he was talked down on this, he was dissuaded by his inner circle, and his advisors. He then allows the Arab tribes under his authority in China, to rob and terrorize the Muslim messengers that were sent in, such as diksha, and can be.
So the Prophet I'm a US citizen, or aqueous was very different than tonight, it was much more confrontational.
Each situation calls for a different approach and saga. This same lesson is even reinforced by loss of kind of what the audit report and
look at the words that he uses to address other Greek communities. Allah will stress that commonality to our community, when he is recognizing the Righteous Among them, and inviting them to faith. Allah says, Yeah, I'm
getting up here. So they
say, oh, people have the book. Come to a common word between us and you.
You make it follow
up like we can be wrong in that room.
Here, oh, people love the book. Surely our profit has come to you clarifying too much of what you used to conceal from the revelation and overlooking much of what you used to conceal.
A lot is inviting people of the previous revelations. So find a common pose in our worship of Allah Tala alone. He's inviting them to redeem themselves through this new prophet that he sent, even if they distorted their faith in the first time around or was willing to overlook that. If they accept the new prophets, who was able to show them through Islam. What is genuine guidance from Allah.
This is a very generous offer, full of mercy. So Allah Allah because he wants them to accept this offer is appealing to their common identity.
People have revelation.
But when Allah is reprimanding those who stubbornly cling to those distortions, and reviews of generous offer to redeem themselves, Allah uses different terminology altogether. A law says and so for tomorrow, we'll be
in Amazon from Cambodia and in that category massacre, how to improve consolidating. Say who you who have become Jews, if you claim that you are all our struggles and people to the exclusion of everyone else, then wish for death. If you are indeed telling the truth.
Allah does the same things with the Christian and the sorts of NIDA Wamena, Davina saw,
they will be the outgoing
And from those who say that we are Christians, we took their covenants, but they neglected a portion of it. That wish they had been commanded to uphold so realize hostility and mercy arise assume them until the day of judgment, and soon the law will inform them, as you all may have gotten in each of these verses, and then others, Allah azza wa jal doesn't call them bathroom pizza. He doesn't call them people on the book, he addresses them with the names and they gave themselves yahood. The saw a symbol of their own intervention, and distortion of the truth.
This is fair because a lot of father is criticizing their past actions and warning them an overly friendly tone would have given mixed messages that would have made it seem like their distortion of Allah's revelation over time. wasn't that big of a deal after all, each situation
requires its own approach in the situation, beloved, often
being abused and threatened unfortunately. So stress, what you have in common with your torture would be like probably, there would be no dignity and it's difficult. It's humiliating. Sofia responded with one of our last names that completely contradicted undermine their idolatry and loss their entire social order after
Ashley one means one, and unique. It tells us that Allah azza wa jal is unlike anything else, both in his qualities and characteristics, as well as in his actions. And finally, it is right to be worshippers. So say that Allah Allah in his passion,
automatically saints in one small word, that nothing else deserves to be worshipped besides Allah, and that idolatry is an exercise in foolishness and delusion. If we only have
person in the world rocking
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ball back and laugh shake it up without waiting on the chef? Wash everyone Mm hmm. I will say that in October was sold to a dairy that one sold out while he was eating he was having trouble explaining or suddenly more just leaving the theater.
After growing frustrated with Vietnam's insistence,
we may elect to sit there alone in the sun.
The Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi salam walked by and learned a bit on this situation. He comforted
and encouraged him to the patient, that he returned to his companions. While he was with them some alone while he was selling on the Prophet said, If only he had money, he would purchase speed and freedom.
Given the obedience of the companions, that's all it took to get the job done. Abu Bakar heard this and with immediately to purchase the last freedom when Abu Bakr located in Romania,
he offered to pay the market price for B now, but later refused. He wants to know more.
And we bucker increased his offer. We'll meet again and refuse he wants it still more. Finally, number one purchase be allowed for an extremely large sum of money many more times when it would have normally cost and he immediately set them free.
Will may have been set slowly. You know, I was only kidding. If you had refused my price, I wouldn't have sold him for a quarter of what you paid.
I would love to be sorted. I swear by Allah. If you had charged me 100 times more, I would have still purchased him.
The amount it was now a free most of them. But within the Mexican society he was still disrespected. South of me What boss said that one day that go a key and a small group of companions were with the Prophet alayhi salam.
Among them were being an acapella group,
most of whom were poor, and not attached to a powerful tribe.
A group on my roster was approached and wanted to speak with what happened on a start up.
They demanded that before they speak, the core companions go away before they even sat down with the prophets of Allah when he was sent them to talk
about them revealed verses 52 and 53 of swords and
what I thought that was that'd be
a lot that was actually up for
now make me think they are shaking me up sad. We can only shake up the phone and in our body and all profits. Do not dismiss those four believers who invoke their Lord morning and evening seeking His pleasure. You are not accountable for them whatsoever, nor are they account
trouble for you. So do not punish them or you will become one of the wrongdoers what because that is at the time downtown Buffalo made up in the
region the idea of a somebody who will be out on a Sharpie.
In this way, Allah says we have tested some by means of others. So those leaders may say has a lot of failure, these core believers have called on us
because the law is not recognized and
we learn from you now.
And diversity, the lives are gonna reveal about him that Allah
has made some of us strange and made some of us score for a reason. In order to test us,
are we going to look down on the others? Are we going to be arrogance? Are we going to be ungrateful to create a lot of how that expects us to treat everyone with respect? Why would we punish someone for something Allah Himself decreed.
The Companions understood the true reality of things. And they knew the allowance true worth. Abu Bakr was willing to pay any amounts of money to freedom. From then on. You say a loved one is our Savior, our Master, he free to build our singing our master.
Later on son Abdullah had a son who he named.
One of the poets was him graduating October on the birth of his son and started praising him. In one of the lines of poetry, he says to me now some of our canola is the best. I've got a Samsung, he said, can you lie
to Bill messenger is the best.
The thou was truly one of the elite companions, one of once the Prophet alayhi salatu salam asked me about
what was the best thing that you have done as a Muslim? Because the knights had a dream that I heard your footsteps ahead of me in paradise.
Without responding, I haven't done anything better than this. Every time I relieve myself, he's talking about breaking because
I terrifying myself and pray to units of prayer to our Sustainer.
To be told during his lifetime, that he will be in Paradise is something rare and amazing, attach them to the purity of the mouse hearts and faith, but to be told that that he will be walking in front of the property
That is Connor even more great
than I was the first admin in the setup. It was significant and no doubt intentional, that the proper audience
would choose me allow for such a public and honorable role. But probability is one of those that I was trying to make people understand and just like the Companions understood that that your worth is not determined by your skin color. It is not restricted by your convictions or by your status, but rather by the purity and sincerity of your faith.
This central lesson of a smile was passed easily and immediately by the by some of the kindness of others. It took them longer, even if they ever worked the lesson at home.
During the conquest of metta once virtually the entire city has accepted Islam the Prophet alayhi salatu salam forgave but everyone except a few for the past opposition and hostility. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told me that up to climb on top of the Kaaba and call the people to prayer.
Right after late accepted at this time a Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is again trying to teach them this crucial lesson.
Some people watching in the crowd are certainly not tapping, some more grumbling and rolling their eyes and assumed got worse for them. Because the Kaaba was too tall for me allowed to climb on top by himself. So I would let them step forward to help be about climb on top of them standing on their shoulder so he had reached the roof of the car. When an image no doubt on purpose of black men from Abyssinia of
freed slaves for property of the coloration climbing and the sanding on top of two of the novelist and preparation
Abu Bakr and Omar
and then standing on top of the Kaaba itself, the symbol of Qureshi power, and proceeds going back centuries.
Hanging for the back of the crowd watching this spectacle were a few of the quarry she no woman, and they were not happy. One of them said previously to allow my father died before he saw the stay.
Another one chimed in, couldn't say have found anyone other than this black crow, to call the people to pray.
I will subpoena he recently converted Muslim himself was standing with them. They were his whole buddies. And clearly they were expecting him to join in with their discus.
But that was again I have seen enough miracles at this point. He said to the man, I'm not saying anything. Because if I do robot, he even though rocks will tell Mohammed.
Sure enough, Gibreel already said revealed to the prophets of Allah wanting
this conversation going on at the back of the crowd. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa salam made his way over when others who can saw the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam approach, we got very afraid, and began to assert his innocence, saying, I promised I didn't say anything. This made the prophets of Allah while he was on the map.
Everyone loved it as
his soulful voice invite to the faithful to prayer and it was a voice that people came to associate with that first generation of the center.
After the Prophet alayhi salatu salam died, that parable came to an abrupt end.
From then on Be thou refused to call the people to pray. Instead, he wanted to serve another some army, fighting to advance the cause of Islam until we die. The approach of boubakeur
permission, whichever bucket reluctantly gave him
then participated in the conquest of Shem. And he stayed there until Abu Bakr died, and then Armada became a Khalifa.
When I arrived on a visit to Shem, he asked us to make the call to prayer one last time, for old times sake.
Did our honor almost request calling people to prayer once more after years and years have gone by our
people were shocked when they first heard about voice.
Could it really be him?
Then they're surprised turns to tearful remembrance, as the house voice took them back to their memories of convener, and like the prophets that he set up to set up.
So many people cried that day, listening to the loud 11 People used to say that only the death of the Prophet himself some of the love of money,
brought more people to use.
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