Seerah Episode 12 – The Choice of Zaid (RA)
Channel: Wahaj Tarin
Series: Wahaj Tarin – Seerah
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hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa
sallahu wa sallam
MBA Imam and Naveen
Mohammed in one day he was debating a woman that he had he made in America.
So in our gurus of the surah, Allah Sahaba Sierra de eska salata with Islam, we reach the place where the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has started his family life. He is married to our mother Khadija rhodiola hota Baraka, Allah and her. And we mentioned some of the characteristics of the relationship he had. We talked about his wafaa you know, his fidelity and his loyalty and his sacrifice. And we talked about his wisdom and we talked about the huddle s what you know, and how he sallallahu alayhi wa sallam solved that problem for the community, you know, when they were building the cabin to put it back in its place, and so on.
I just want to mention, or take a few moments to talk about the household of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam So, he has a house Alhamdulillah a blessed house
in which it is himself and his dear dear wife, Khadija rhodiola Juana
and in the house, he has his children. So we said there was
a sim and
and the four daughters, Zainab rupiah on costume and Fatima and then later on a young Abdullah was born. And some of the scholars say there was pothead and some other say no pothead and play by the same Abdullah like nicknames of the same person.
But I want you to get an idea of the type of people this husband and wife were
and the type of values they had. So although this was their own family, this was their own family. They noticed that others in the community for example, the prophets, Uncle Abu Talib, was struggling financially.
He was struggling financially. He had many children. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam went and spoke to some of the near and dear, you know, the uncles, and so on. And they said this, an Abu Talib has reached old age.
And he has done a lot of good for, for us and for the community. And now he has children and he's struggling with, you know, bringing everyone up. So why don't we contribute and take some of the
load off him. So they discuss them, it's themselves he and our bus and of the Lohan home and they went to the house of the uncle of Bhutan.
And they talked to him. And they said, Listen, this is what we have been discussing. And we are all family. We're all we're all blood. So why don't you let us you know, some of the kids can come and stay with us. And so Abu Talib said leave Jaffer, for me, and the rest you do with what you want. And this doesn't mean he doesn't care. It means he trusts them enough that this is you know, the prophet was born was brought up in the house of Abu Talib. So he's very confident with who this person is.
So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam took,
Ali Ali. So I live in Abu Talib became a person that grew up in the explicit household of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
And another person that was very close to the household of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is obeyed in Milan and he is the son of his Auntie so Ali is the son of his uncle. And Zubaydah is the son of his auntie.
I'm deliberately mentioning these people for a purpose. Another person in the same family
is a person by the name of Zaid. yBnL haritha.
Now today's story is an amazing story. It came from a you know,
And he's funny, he's from the original Arabs.
And what happened zayde smava wildside was eight years old. Listen carefully. They his mother decided to take zide and golden
revisit his maternal uncles and aunts, you know, maternal mom's side.
And they used to do this for many reasons.
So, mom's tribe didn't live next to that stripe, they live some distance away.
So, mothers in those days were wise and Alhamdulillah we have wise mothers today, but they used to take them deliberately to teach them the value of relationships. You know, you go out of your way to visit your mom to visit uncles and you go out of your way to visit
Auntie's and supanova it is it is something we find challenging in our time. Because, you know, how do you leave the game to go to Uncle and Auntie,
you know, I remember one of
you know, an adult he was playing a game where I remember it like like yesterday and someone had died.
So someone came to this adult and told him he goes, listen, the person has died this go to, to the condolences, because tell him I'm busy and he's playing the game, you know, someone has died.
And it's not it's just it's you know, it's very attractive, it's very hard to detach yourself from it, but relationships are the real thing and games are just temporary. So anyway, so they used to do this they used to end you remember the time of
early days of the childhood of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam his mother took him all the way from Makkah to
to Medina 450 kilometres to do want to go visit your uncle's on this side, because relationships are important.
So why is he struggling with mum and his come to his maternal
side, there was a raid on to the village or onto the caravan.
And it was part of the old Olden system, you know, one tribe is to attack another tribe and so on. So they raided and
they took what they could and part of what they took from this tribe was young Zaid.
So Young Zaid was taken and sold in the slave markets.
And, you know, he went from place to place and eventually he ended up in
in Makkah. And as a matter of fact, the nephew of Khadija purchased him,
nephew of Khadija
purchased him and as a marriage gift gave him to her the job or the job. And now when I say this, in our modern times, people look a little like what what just happened? What do you mean purchase the human being so in the olden days, it was days of slavery, slavery was prevalent in all societies, the Romans, the Persians, the Arabs, the Westerners, Easterners, everyone had slaves So, and slavery and Arab culture used to happen if one tribe attacked another tribe, whoever was taken in that battle would have been your slaves and they would become your property and then they would sell them and buy them and so on and so forth. So and that why they ended up becoming a slave and sold into
the markets and the nephew of Khadija or the lavon have purchased him and gave him to her Auntie as a gift. And other say howdy God Allah and have paid
the nephew go purchase me a, you know, a good slave so that they helped me out because remember in the house, and the family and so on, she needs help. And she's got her other kids as well.
So, during the marriage,
hi deja rhodiola. Juana gifted is a to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, that he will be your, your help and you know, the person who will be dedicated to your service, and Zion served the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and essentially grew up amidst these kids and with his family.
But the parents have died obviously longing for sight because you know, parents don't forget their children. And the why of
advertisement and those days was poetry.
You know, because poetry used to go from mouth to mouth, everyone used to recite it as you guys recite songs and so on. So the father used to write poetry expressing his, you know, how he misses aid and so on. And eventually some tribesmen of his tribe came to Makkah, either for Hajj or for business or you know, either for the house or for business.
So when they
Can they they noticed
a young lad looking like like they people. So they thought that this is this is a then other scholars say they saw them with the gods of his tribe and he picked them out. And he found out that this and this is this is these are people from my tribe. So he quickly went and put some words of, you know, rhyme and poetry together telling them basically, don't beat your camel searching for me, you know, because you know, you hit the camel to go through the desert, don't beat the highs of your camel searching for me. I am in next to the house with one of the nobelist families and I am safe and good. So they took this couple of couplets went back to the Father. And they said this lad said
this to us the Father realized this is my son
and came from there
with his brother, Zaid uncle did the track collected their wealth, did the track camp all the way to Makkah
this person Mohammed, you know who his aid is with and they eventually face the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And, you know,
and they know he comes from a noble family noble lineage with a decent individual. So they tell him listen, our son was taken from us
and brought here and we understand he is staying with you and you have purchased them and whatever some you want, we will give the money
give our son back to us.
So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, I will do one better than this,
I will do something better than this.
I will call site
and I will ask him. If he wants to go with you, then he will go without any recompense or money, he is your child, he can go with you. But if he opts to stay with me, then I am not wanting to give up someone who wishes to stay with me.
So they said this is more than fair.
So they called it and obviously the parents are disappointed he will come hug kiss and say you know that he pinched me and didn't understand this.
So, inside comes young man.
And the Prophet says they do you know these people? He says yes, this is my uncle, this is my father and he says his solemn
then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says they have come to take you back and I have offered them this that if you wish to go then go freely and there will be no need for for compensation. In the event that you wish to stay with me then I am not wanting to give up someone that wishes to stay with me. So he looked and he said I want to stay with you.
So, you know the father and the uncle. Yeah, yeah, la Machina you know, we are we are here like, you know, ADA, you know what, what happened?
So, he said, I have seen in him,
like, you know, they told them you give up your uncle and your father, in your, in your tribe, in your family for this. So he said, he goes in him I have found a father and an uncle, a family and a tribe.
So they're, you know, they want to rebuke the young lad. So the Prophet said enough.
And he held the Father's hand and held his hand and he went to the Kaaba, near the edge of, you know, the Angelus mine.
And then he stood up and called out or people of Makkah Bay witness that I, Mohammed Abdullah Abdullah, have adopted Zaid, and from here forth he will be called Mohammed Zaid ibn Abdullah Adnan they Abner Mohammed, he will inherit from me and I will inherit from him.
So the father is now happy because he's no longer a slave. And although sad that he hasn't come back with him, but the story of the love and affection between this young man and his adopted father or the young man and Mohammed became an issue of talk that you know, one of the nobles of the city has taken so much loss son and our son so much to him and loving and friendship that he wished to stay with him irrespective and when they came back with that
news back to the people and Zaid,
if niharika stayed with the prophets, Allah, Allah, Allah as as family, and he was known all the way until the vs can with
him, call them by the names of the fathers all the way until
That verse came in latter days of Medina Zeid was called as Zaid abney. Abdullah Mohammed. And Abdullah live no Omar sighs because that's the only name we knew. Zeid, you know, back in Makkah, he was called, you know, say this and to confirm the deal. He married his own cousin to him.
Zane about the Lackawanna
and Zainab is Akashi, you know of the nobles. And he was a slave yesterday, but you know, to emphasize the one the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam did this. He's also married to a man from whom
the famous Sahabi Osama urbanization