Tom Facchine – Lessons from the Black Companions – Mihja’ and Rabah

Tom Facchine
AI: Summary © The history and importance of Islam are discussed, including the story of Prophet Muhammad sallali Alayhi wa sallam and the rise of Islam in the Middle East and America. The importance of staying grateful for what one has and not allowing others to be seen with the same clothing or background is also emphasized. The loss of the Islam in the US and the rise of Islam in India are also discussed, along with the loss of the culture of theology.
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The next companion in our series, lessons from the black companions is mapped out, even saw that

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there aren't very many details to remember about the life of myth Jack. He was a slave in Makkah, when the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam began to preach Islam. He was one of the early converts to Islam. He was purchased and then set free by Omar given alpha pub. But as a freed slave, he still was on the lower rung of Mexican society. He had no family. He had no clan. He had no wealth, or status. Saw even me with us tells us a story collected by Iman Muslim, that one day our Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was calling the Qureshi nobleman to Islam. And there were other Muslims presence, including Abdullah Massoud, including Vela. And among them,

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the Quraysh said that they would accept Islam and become Muslims. If the prophets Allah Allahu Allah, he was so dumb, gave them a designated spot off to the side where they could hear the prophets Allah Allahu alayhi wa sallam teach

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they wanted box seats, you could say

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specifically, they did not want to be seen with the lower class Muslims. If other delegates from Arabia came to Mecca, they did not want to be seen with the likes of Abdullah even miss rude or biller or manager.

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This would be embarrassing for them, and they thought it would lessen their status. The Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was about to grant them their wish, not because he agreed with their elitism. Not because he agreed with their assessment of the four companions he did not. But because he wanted them to accept Islam so badly, both for the sake of their own afterlife, and because of the support that they could potentially provide for the poor, politically weak Muslims. But Allah subhanho wa Taala refused. He sent to Jabri that he Sudan to reveal this egg to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and assaulted an iron Wallah taco delivery in a year their owner

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of Bahang Bill audacity was actually God doing what ya Malaika MiniFee savvy him che and well ma'am increaser Vita Ali him in the shade that took a little fat Tata Rhoda whom that Hakuna Amina volley mean, and do not turn away those who call upon their Lord morning and evening seeking his face. You are not responsible for them, and they are not responsible for you. If you were to send them away, then you would be an oppressor.

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Don't turn them away.

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Who people who call upon their Lord throughout the day. That's action.

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And those who seek a loss face, that's sincerity. Allah subhanho wa Taala is telling us not to turn away anybody in our communities that is sincere

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and that they are known to obey Allah and worship Allah Subhana. Don't turn them away. And from the context of the story, we can see that this includes, don't make them leave. Don't make them get up and switch spots. Don't exclude them don't separate or segregate them from the other people of faith. Just because someone doesn't want to be associated with them.

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The Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had a good intention. He wanted to guide people and bring them into Islam. And sometimes when you are involved in Dawa, you have to make compromises or at least you have to leave some things for later.

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Once there was someone who was interested in accepting a snap, but he had a girlfriend

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very soon after someone had told him that he wasn't allowed

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I have a girlfriend in Islam. And that was the end of his interest in Islam. Stories like this are very, very common. You can replace the girlfriend with dogs, tattoos, music, the end result is the same. Often you never hear from them again. And without getting into the fifth of these issues, which is beside the point. What we are talking about here is the timing. This is not the thing to spring on someone when their faith is weak and still developing. This is not the way that Allah subhanho Tada. dealt with the companions or the Allahu anhu, who were better than us. Allah subhanho wa Taala did not throw all the rules at the Companions right away. Not before their faith was

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strong. As I Aisha Radi Allahu anha said herself, if Allah had begun the revelation by prohibiting wine, and fornication, none of us would have accepted the message.

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And this is why you have to leave the instruction of converts, or people interested in Islam, to the imam or to someone else in the community who is qualified, because it requires knowledge and experience to determine what parts of Islam take priority over others. How much a person can handle at what time and when a person is ready. For the next step. Most Muslims should focus on giving converts social support, not instruction. The point being in Dallas, sometimes you leave things for later.

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Sometimes you overlook some things entirely. It's a judgment call. Not here. Not in the case of Magi and the others Allah subhanho wa Taala said it himself. This particular compromise is not okay. You cannot let someone go on thinking that it is okay to create some sort of caste system within Islam, where the VIPs sit over here, and the poor masses sit over there, especially when those poor people accepted Islam with no hesitation and no conditions.

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And this point was so significant that Allah subhanahu wata otter is saying, in essence, that if they won't take the shahada unless they get to break up the unity of the Muslims, or if they want to take the shahada, unless they can segregate themselves from the poor believers, then I don't once they're Shabbat.

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Don't even think that these people could add anything to Islam. No, they will only harm Islam. What a profound lesson.

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And how amazing is it that it happened to our prophets of Allah, Allah, he must have Sallam himself,

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in fact, can happen to our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Again, he did not agree with them, but he was ready to accommodate them. Don't you think it can happen to us?

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Allah subhanahu wa taala is calling us to be more united than that. Allah azza wa jal is calling us to have more love for each other than that. When you come to the masjid, and you see someone who looks different from you, maybe their clothes are ripped and torn, maybe they don't smell so nice. Maybe they even have poor manners. Resist that feeling inside of you. That makes you not want to give slams and just hurry out the door. Go out of your way to talk to that person, see how they're doing. Even just give them a smile.

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Some people live through more hardship than you do.

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Maybe they have not eaten today. Maybe they did not sleep a wink last night and the little things in their life that you could add. They can make a big difference. You don't have to take him into your home and throw a feast for him. Though that would be great. If you did, you can simply help the mess G be a place of solidarity, a friendly supportive place and that's all that Allah wants.

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In the very next verse, Allah subhanho wa Taala explains the spiritual purpose behind this whole situation.

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Children with color Annika Fantana. Love them they bow Lea Kulu hula even Allahu Adi him in Bernina Elise Allahu be out in to be shaky. This is how we test some of them by means of others so that they say has a lot of favor to these people instead of us

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doesn't allow know who's more grateful.

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We get uncomfortable with poverty and with poor people here in the United States because we are taught that poverty is a moral failure.

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We believe so much in the United States is a land of opportunity, that when we see a poor person, and that includes homeless people, that we assume that they did not make the right choices in life, or that they weren't disciplined enough or that they did not work hard enough, and we blame them. We're suspicious of that. We are uncomfortable around them, and we want to avoid them as much as possible. This contradicts the tip

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of a snap, which holds that Allah subhanahu wa Tada decreed every single person's provision a long, long, long time ago, and even had the angels write down a perfect person's provision when they were still in the wombs of their mothers.

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Do you think that you can change the laws decree

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there are poor people who are righteous. And there are poor people who are wicked. Just as there are rich people who are righteous, and there are rich people who are wicked, your wealth and status, have nothing to do with it. In fact, Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us that he allowed this inequality to exist in order to test people's faith.

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Because people who are too proud will not be able to handle the possibility that a poor person may be more righteous than than or better off in the afterlife, just as the Polish could not handle it. And Allah subhanho wa, tada actually mentions here, what is really going to determine someone's position in the afterlife, it's not wealth. It's not status. It is gratitude.

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Thanks, Allah subhanahu wa taala will reward the people who are grateful for what they have. And this is a subtle reminder to the poor people, that your situation is a spiritual test, too. If you are a poor person, if you are experiencing difficulty, your spiritual test is to stay grateful. If you woke up today, living and breathing, thank Allah and don't preoccupy your mind or your hearts with the things that you do not have the prophets of Allah while he

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would wake up some days, and there was not a single morsel of food in his house.

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What would he do?

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He would fast.

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He wouldn't think about the other companions who had it better than he did. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said on guru Illa men who are desperate I mean, come one at a time go to Elon and whoever back home for in zero and 10 Zero near Matala, he may come look at those below you and don't look at those above you. That is show you do not to belittle the blessings of Allah subhanho wa Taala upon you don't feel some sort of way to the wealthy brothers in the community just because your situation and your test is different.

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Don't feel entitled to their charity. That is a different spiritual disease. Practice being grateful for what you do have it and saw it. It was one of the laws grateful servants, which is why this verse was revealed about him. Miss John showed his gratitude by living on the front lines. He was one of the very first companions to migrate from Mecca to Medina. And he eventually became the very first martyr. On the day of betta Radi Allahu Akbar will probably have most of all Hello and welcome Melissa a Muslim equally them that's how you fall in the hole.

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Hamdulillah he

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was sure that he wanted Ernie Why should one you know in the law why the Buddha actually you gotta tell the man he showed me why shadow in the Navy and also you didn't have Mohammed and I'm good to go to Zulu very

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early he was having he was when he was selling to Seaman Cathedral.

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The next companion is Rob f and s word,

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slave of Allah's Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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Very little, is known about all that, except for a couple of stories. But one of them in particular is a very, very important story in the life of the prophet muhammad sallallahu. I don't

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remember the story of the honey trick, which we discussed a little more than a year ago, when our Isha and Hafsa conspired together against another of the prophets wives. So the LA hottie he was settlers, due to their jealousy of her.

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This made the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam so angry that he withdrew from all of his wives and stayed in a chamber by himself.

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The Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam appointed this man. Well, that is when to guard the entrance and not let anyone in.

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When I'm up, even if a bomb came to the masjid, the people were all worked up, it was chaos. They were spreading rumors, the prophets of Allah, Allah Salam has divorced his wives and this happened and that happened. This is what they were saying. Now I'm out as daughter Hafsa was one of those wives. So I'm not immediately wince to figure out what was going on. First, he went out and said to her, Oh, daughter of Abu Bakar has this thing gone so far that you've harmed the Prophet of Allah?

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I Isha retorted, very characteristically. You go straighten out your own family. before approaching me. She was talking about Hafsa. So I'm probably a lot more I'm who went to his daughter hops out and said, Hashem has this gone so far that you've harmed the Messenger of Allah. If it wasn't for me, he would have divorced you already.

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These words hurt Hafsa. And she began to cry. I'm not demanded to know where the prophets Allah, Allahu Allah, he was some of them was, and she told him that he was in this special room. Now, imagine this was before refrigeration. So they used to have an elevated room where they would keep food and drink. And it had sort of a ladder, that you would climb to get up to it that way. It was out of reach from scorpions and mice and things of that nature. So the prophets of Aloha day he was Saddam is up in this room, which is essentially what we would call today, a pantry. And the robot is sitting on the rungs of the ladder, dangling his legs, guarding the entrance to the room. So in

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comes Ahmad, and he sees robot. And he asks robot for his permission to enter the room to talk to the prophets of Allah. Who are they he was so robot doesn't say anything. He simply takes one look up at the room. And one look back down at him off.

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And he basically says with his eyes, no chance, I'm not going to let you into this room. Now let's pause here for a second to appreciate what's going on. Here we have Arma, even alpha, who is a qurayshi noblemen who comes from a very well respected lineage who is a fierce warrior, somebody who is a veteran of many battles with the prophets of Allah, who are they he was someone whose daughter is married to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa salam, someone who even the shaytaan takes the other way, when he comes across.

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And then you have a black man, a slave, who has been given privilege from the prophets, Allah Allahu alayhi, wa salam to grant access or to deny access to the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and he's saying the right time or space without a hint of deference, or groveling Sorry, I've got my orders you're not getting in.

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This is one of those scenes that shows the racial justice and the social justice that Islam

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brought to the world. Not the fake social justice that we see everywhere today. No real justice inside and out. Robert was not afraid. Not one bit and they both knew the deal. Omar had no trump card. He can't appeal to his lineage. He can't appeal to the color of his skin. He can't appeal to any special privilege. He can't call the cops. He can't ask to see the general manager. The only thing that matters here is what the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, and that's the only way to retreat achieve real actual justice. So it asks again, he's pleading with Rob Ah, come on, robber. Let me in to see Allah's Messenger. Same response. No way Jose. Finally Romana tries a

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different angle. He's listened. He says,

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I'm pretty sure that Allah's Messenger only told you not to let me in. Because he thought I would try to defend my daughter. I swear by Allah. That's not why I'm here. Even if the prophets Allah, Allahu alayhi wa sallam had commanded me to kill my daughter, I would obey

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for a bath, thinks about it. And finally he steps aside and motions for ammonia to go in. And it's a good thing to that he did because the conversation that Arman had with the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa salam resulted in a few out of the Quran being revealed one of them and sort of to Nisa what either

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me or Kofi other Obi Wan or do who elope or Sunni what you need what in Google Emery min Humla Alima will let the NASM be Punahou Mini. When sensitive information comes to them about either security or fear, they spread it around. But if they had referred it back to the messenger, or to those in authority among them, then the ones who can draw the correct conclusions from it would have known about it. And if not for the favor of Allah upon you and His mercy, you would have followed the devil except for a few of you.

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So I'm Robbie aloha and who went back to the Prophet Smith gene with this idea and told the people to fear Allah and not spread rumors that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had not divorced anybody. And they should all mind their business, or at least try to verify things before spreading them as data.

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That was rubbish. An S word that is most of what we know about him. A humble servant of Allah, dutiful companion to Allah's Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam trustworthy enough to be given permission to either grant or deny access to the prophets of Allah while he was so loving himself.

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When we look at some of the companions, their accomplishments are so amazing that it can almost be discouraging

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Abu Bakar giving away all of his wealth, I'm not giving away his entire plantation just because it made him late to a single congregational prayer in the masjid, Earth man buying the well.

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It's major stuff. It's very impressive. And it requires an enormous amounts of faith. But there were many, many companions. And not everyone's accomplishments were so dramatic, but above us whether all the Allahu Anhu was a simple man, his 15 minutes of fame involved guarding a door and doing what he was told. Sometimes, being trustworthy is enough.

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For us, the takeaway is to do what we can, you don't necessarily have to make the evening news to make it to paradise. Some of us benefit from focusing on the small things that we can do every single day. Reach out to the people in your life and see how they're doing. Make sure you improve the day of everyone you come across. Make sure you leave each place a little bit better than it was before you got there as the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa salam said, and Abby who writes a thought tolerance of the law he said Allahu alayhi, wa salam it colorful mean Allah Amory metalled tape boon for in Hyrule Armani, at one we were in.

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Abu Hurayrah said the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said

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Take up good deeds only as much as you are able, because the best deeds are those done consistently, even if they are few

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