Seerah Episode 13 – The First Revelation Comes To The Prophet (saw)

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hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa

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sallahu wa sallam

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MBA Imam and Naveen

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Mohammed in one day he was debating a woman that he had he made in America.

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So now the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is going towards the latter 30s

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and Alhamdulillah Life is good. There's obviously the difficulties and setbacks. Qasim has died and, you know, he has had those difficulties.

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But overall, he's in a position of respect and, you know, held an honor and love by people he's helpful to, to those in need,

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you know,

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that type of do good household.

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Now,

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in the late 30s,

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you know, he's in his 39th year, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, according to the hadith of Bokhari from Amada, isharo de la junta Baraka wa Taala. She says, he started to see dreams.

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And these are

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the first

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onset of prophethood

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the dreams and the dreams was as clear as day.

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You know, normally you have dreams, you wake up confused, but there I see what was that.

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as clear as day.

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And inevitably, like the day used to come the next day, the dream used to come the next day.

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Meaning the dream used to get fulfilled, as he had seen it

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very soon, very soon, almost the next day.

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And it's not trying to say every day The next day, but you understand me that it used to eventuate

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and this happened a fair bit.

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And it's first started six months before

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before I move on before the winery came.

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So can you imagine there's this person who's in the city you know, in the simple life is emergent business family community tribe, he has no extraordinary experience.

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But now he starts to see dreams and the dreams eventuate which kind of makes him think that there is something else there.

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And the dreams were powerful enough to draw him to seclusion

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like he wanted to spend time alone

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in meditation, in reflection

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so he used to start to walk out of Makkah.

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Some three miles

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out in about six kilometers or so more or less. And then there is a mountain and you start around Mecca there's all mountains it's all very mountainous rocky place.

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inshallah, for those of you that have been there know what I'm talking about others will go there sooner or later, at a very rocky place. So he used to walk out

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six kilometres over, you know, six, seven kilometers, I don't know

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when when we went that was close to 10 kilometers, but I'm not sure if that's because of the buildings are a bird's eye view. And then it's a it's a long walk.

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Because these days the car goes to about halfway and then you take the rest and those days you walk the toll up. So my estimation is from the bottom of the mountain to the top is about two hours climb.

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And two hours climb is different from two hours walk.

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If you want to experience it, go climb up that Jacob's Ladder for two hours straight.

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And I don't mean come down just up up up up up two hours. It's close to that feeling.

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And he used to take some food and water and then go

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up and up the mountain until he used to come to

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a case called hora Hara.

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Who has been to Hara Hara hands up

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so avara Hara

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When they say a cave, it's not like the caves of Australia, it's not, you know, you have an

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opening and limestone inside and you know, water dripping, it's not like that.

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This is just

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rock rock mountain. And on the top, there's just one rock that kind of sits like that. And it's blocked by another rock here. And those two, three rocks together make like a little canopy. And that's the one

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don't expect a nice little, you know, it's not like that.

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And when you're inside,

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and again, there's no inside, there's just enough shade from the sun, like you can kind of lie down and sleep. Not very roomy, not very big. But if you come out and walk to this side, like climb over the rocks on this side and sit on the back of the rocks, you can see maca direct.

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So you can see maca direct, and then if you need to shade and so on, you can come under that canopy again.

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Coincidentally in will remove this from the recording. Coincidentally, I was there just a few months ago, and

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I climbed up and there was some some brothers and sisters from another country there. So there are people who help out, you know, who kind of look after the place. So I asked him I said, Listen, because I'm very interested to find out the details I teach this a fair bit. So I need to know. So I said Where did the Prophet used to sleep?

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And this brother got offended one of the brothers that he goes, he goes What is this place where people come to sleep?

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You know, insulted like, the prophet didn't come here to sleep again for Florida and this and that, but the reality is he slept they used to stay there for two three days. Sometimes our mother Khadija used to come with him and stay there

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sometimes used to come back stay back in the city for a while and then go back and sometimes used to come back straight

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up there

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and he continued this for some time.

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Kept actually I will go a little further and then please remind me so I can come back to the lessons inshallah.

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So on his 40th year when the Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Allah is 40 years old, and it's now the month of Ramadan.

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And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has gone up into the cave and he used to promise that you know, tell himself set a goal that I'm gonna stay here for so many days. And then because he was that type of person he used to stick to the promise he had made himself not someone else in his mind that I'm gonna stay there.

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So he's in the cave. And this is

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there are alternate narrations that he heard a little noise on Saturday and another one on Sunday, you know, he saw a light and but the strong opinion is that on a Monday because of the Hadith, where they asked him why do you fast on a Monday so he said, on this day I was born in this day I was summoned to the office of prophethood like on this day, revelation was revealed upon me so on a Monday in the last 10 days of Ramadan bedelia toda la hidayatullah

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in zelner, houfy les little odd we revealed it in the night of other and then shadow Ramadan and levy one so it's Ramadan and Laila to the other most likely the last 10 and then the day is a Monday we know this from the Heidi's

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so he's in the case

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and then and the cave understand is very far from from from from civilization, like you know, walking distance 10 you know, 10 kilometers or six kilometers depending which way you go six and then two hours climb up so no one's gonna come to your rescue anytime soon. You know for if you shout help the person downstairs we'll take two hours to climb up if he's really working hard, you know, so it's very, very secluded. So in that seclusion and that quiet, listen, that stillness in sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he looks and there's someone else there as well.

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And the person doesn't start as you would normal an Arab culture like Salaam Ali como la.

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How are you stuffing them? So he says

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read

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commanding

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So the Prophet said, my honor, because

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I am I don't know how to read. I am unlettered. I don't know how to read.

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So he says, He grabbed me

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and squeezed me until I could bear it no more and then released me and then commanded a column.

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So now be welded. He says, my honor, because I am I am not learning or not. I don't know how to read.

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So he says, He grabbed me a second time and squeezed to like God Barrett no more. And then release and as and commanded again.

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Read and a third time I said, Man, I know because I am not learned. So I'm not lettered I don't know how to read. So it was a squeeze me again and then released me this time. And then he said, read the smell of bacon Lady hallak. And the name of your Lord who created Haleakala in Santa menolak. Created men from a cloth like substance eflora read one book, a column in your loaders bountiful a levy a lemon bill column, the one who taught by the pen LML insane Mmm, yeah, lm taught man what he knew not. And as he utters it and the Prophet, you know, murmurs after him, it's finished, the person goes,

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disappears. So can you imagine in the in the stillness up there and the silence away from everything, an extra ordinary experience, and it's not imaginary, because he's deliberately how to show that this is physical, you know what you're going through. So he picks up his belongings and rushes out of the, of the cave. And as he rushes out, he goes, I looked up and I saw him. I know it's him.

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Like, I know it's the same one that was here. But now he is in full Angel form, and gibreel

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vehicle what dinner in the Villa aarushi, McKean, mapa in some mean Mighty jabrill 600 wings, each one covers the horizon. So he said, he was sitting on his throne. And he said, I am gibreel in You are the Messenger of Allah. So the Prophet wants to look away he goes, I looked away, and I saw him there. I am gibreel and you're the Messenger of Allah. So that he says, I looked away and he was there again, I am gibreel and you're the Messenger of Allah. So, you know,

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anxious nervous, worried, the rustle slides, you know, comes down and cold sweat And to make matters worse, now the rock say assalamu, alayka rasulillah.

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To me,

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you know, for 600 and more years, no profit has come. And now this one has come and none will be after him. It is a stall creation is asking for permission. Yeah. Rob, let us break the normal laws of nature to say salam on the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and you know, and when? And when I teach this to in 2018. You know, the question, how does the rock speak? And you know, what are you talking about, you know,

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but the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and Abner Massoud says I know the rock which used to greet the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and not only this rock he was in in Medina later on in Medina.

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sala de was Salam O Allah. in Medina there was a palm tree in his Masjid.

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So the Prophet used to hold the palm tree and give the hotbar you know, put his hand on it sallallahu alayhi wa sallam lien and give the fatwa

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so then someone came to him that listen my son is a carpenter. How about we build the member for you? So the property Do as you please so they built the member for him? You can't on that one you know that this

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so next we can in the resource set on the member to speak

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and they say we heard the tree cry

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like that the mosque is full. Like they there's evidence now there is no he's on with the mosque is full. And he's crying as though to say okay, now that you've got a member you don't want to come to me anymore, you know? So he went from here

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Rahmatullah mean, went from here to the tree and started to caress it until it stayed quiet.

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You know, the time I'm still here, but

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so when I say that the rock spoke the rock spoke

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so he can

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To our mother Khadija about the Allahu tabarka Tada and cold sweats nervous, anxious and he says millou Nizam Maloney that's the Rooney Rooney Cover me cover me cloak me, wrap me up.

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So she puts the

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blankets on him covers him consults him until the emotions subside and the nerves settle and then

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he tells the story that this is what happened

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and and I fear for myself you know as I fear for my sanity is what's happening to me or I feel you know, evil spirits attacking or you understand me I I fear for myself. So she says to him, No, Allahu Allah will never.

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Allah will never,

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you know, let you get hurt to Allah will never let you be harmed. You are good to your Kissin kin and you help the poor and you support the needy and you and you honor your guests and you aid the travelers. You're a good person, Allah will never forsake you. So with this reassurance, she then takes him to

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what Edna nofal, who is a cousin of hers.

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to narrate and relate the story, I want to just stop here and in look at some of the points that I wanted to cover.

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Number one, notice

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that

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the people who are closest to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam,

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are the people who testify to him the most.

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So, the first is at the heart.

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You know, say it's someone who lived with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam saw him night and day, he saw him with his kids, he saw him with the guests, he saw him with his wife, we saw him with his family, he saw him with his own self, you know, as in with Zaid.

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And through what all he saw a person of such a caliber that he could forsake his father and uncle for him.

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And that is the truthfulness of his character like there was no two Mohammed's

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Do you understand? He was

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even at his secret life, private life, intimate life.

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It was amazing.

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Because had he been fake, you know, had he been someone that you know, like the rest of humanity, they have a nice presence and an ugly inside and, and so on, it would have been, you know, it would have been a point to point out then.

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And then when he is summoned to the office of prophethood

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You know, when an angel comes

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again, his wife and no one knows you more than your wife.

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That wife

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is so

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you know, sure of him.

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that although the experience is totally out of this world, she still 100% that No, no, Allah will never forsake you. You are not the type that Allah will forsake.

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And that's a very important lesson for all of us.

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You know, they used to say about the US hub, they used to say his private life is better than his public life.

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You know, what he does, in secret is better than what he does in public.

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So,

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one of the one of the US have followed one of the following, and I think it is Omar, or it might be Abubakar, actually, the story is, is that Omar notice that Abu Bakr rhodiola han who used to slip out at a certain part of the day and go and then come back a little while later.

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So Omar decided to follow him.

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You know, Where is he going?

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So he went until he saw him enter a tent.

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And they he visit himself for a little while and then came back out. So when he came home or went into the tent,

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and found a blind old woman

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so he talked to her said, Who is the person that comes here he goes, I don't know. But

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He comes here every day, cooks my meal, puts it here. And then he goes.

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So Omar said, it goes well, we'll be on to you are Amara, did you think that Abu Bakr his private life would be worse than his public life.

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And then later on Omar took over the same role, like after Rebecca died, Omar kept serving this lady their private lives, what they did privately was better than what they did publicly. And that is why the people most private to them attested to the genuineness of their character.

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And that's an important point to make. If we are the type that we come home, and, you know, everyone's nervous, because we'll Chuck a tantrum, or dad will get upset or moms, you know, gets upset easily and stuff like that. And then outside with friends and with people that don't really matter too much we we are the best of ourselves and the best of our words and the best of our jokes. And this and that and in our private personal life we are we don't meet the mark, we have a lot of room for improvement, a lot of room for improvement, and it's important to get those those distinctions right. second lesson

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to pick up from this is that

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the distance walked and traveled by the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is not the distance that many of you will be able to cover if I get you to walk 10 kilometres and then up for two hours.

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Like you know,

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like I I tried to exercise and I had the list of bas and when I went there, it was very hot and I tried to climb one of my students was with me Allah bless him

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I tried to climb

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Avada Hara

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and it was painful you know it was physically It was very difficult. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam is doing it at the age of 40

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and we all go have gone there once and I don't intend there unless it's for recording that I go there again. But he used to go there you know a few times a month if you like

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but if he was an unfit person

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and then don't think this was just for him because he DJ used to go with him as well.

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So you will notice that the health and physical fitness of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was very good although his 40 and life is relatively comfortable.

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And for for our people, I can't emphasize that that enough you know the Arabs have a beautiful saying they say

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I hold some brain is in a wholesome body.

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And we must we must look after our physical cells. And we must be people who who are physically able, capable, fit healthy, strong and if you can do that with family fantastic

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if you can do that with family fantastic. But unfortunately we have you know, we have given up we have given up the focus on the health and we focused on eating and I've come to love we've become really good at the cooking and eating part and then the actual workout part and the physical exertion and this and that, you know if someone mentions it to you, it becomes problematic, but not only here. You see, this one is is 10 kilometres. How far is Mecca to Medina I've just mentioned that a minute ago a few minutes ago

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huh

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404 150 kilometres and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam walked it you know with with camels and stuff walked

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Can you walk that much?

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You know when I teach the Sierra what I would what I really want to do at one session is get everyone and say let's go for for a walk

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and just walk for a few hours. You know, I have a feeling the theater classes will become a lot smaller.

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We like no it's that time of the year again you know,

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but they will fit

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and then forget about that.

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But there

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please remember these things is very important but there is 150 kilometres away from

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Medina. How many

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150 kilometres away from Medina. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam walk 100 meters no 100 kilometers and road for the 50 150 kilometers 50 he was on Camelback 100 he walked

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at the age of

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50 something so 40 he became a prophet 30 years he was in Makkah so is 5053 then he went to Medina and so 5455 years old and he walked for

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100 kilometres in a heat that you would not walk out in

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you know I was just in an ombre in the in the holidays that one of the you know that went by the one before that I think

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and it was it was it was hot you know we are in Australia and in Australia the temperature is normally in the urine and somewhere in the 30s and if it goes to 40 for a few days the school shut down and assala has spraying your omega go for it for a few days. But you know so that we can go we can have a day off but the reality is if it's if it's faulty it's you know everyone lines down for you know, my teachers or what what teaching it's 30 something degrees you know so

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then 46 average I was there for a few days every day in 46 and no one notices it's like an ordinary thing and then I realized why they were these things you see because you know the best example is like if you get a hairdryer

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put it on medium and hold it on your face

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the closest resemblance I found

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so

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I hadn't in my in their own right hadn't kissed the harder you know the and I've told myself as a Colossus and no need to push and stuff outcome a solid to behold and no one's no one's gonna come and so let's go and kiss the stone and it will be good

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so I came out of my hotel I've got my my white scarf on and so I cut I put it on my face because the heat the heat is acute and I you know you go into the masjid and strong acorns Allah bless them in the martial law powerful machines that one so it's nice and cool. And then I got out from under the shade of the of the of the mosque to go into the mataf to the area of where the sun is direct. And so I walked and I go with this heart you know but then I said now I can do this I took four more steps and then I said no I can't do this and I turned back and ran back into into the shade because hot so in heat like that

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100 kilometers of walk you you need to have strengths

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and not only that, you know you have nice shoes you have the Nikes and the added s and I don't know what the sisters were but you know relatively soft nice shoes.

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They had they had those you know handmade things that and artshub say that by the time we arrived our nails had fallen off

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now It's alright if you arrive there and go to a hotel you know you put your foot up and you get a salt bath or something like that then don't talk to me for a few days I am jet lagged you know, but they arrive there to face an enemy

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and a normal enemy well even one less than you there is a degree of anxiety you know you know if you have an argument with someone at work next day you come you there is anxiety you got sweaty palms and you kind of want you know what's gonna happen I contact this and that that's someone weaker than you or your own strength. Now when they arrived, they were 313 the adversary 1000 strong

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1000 strong.

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Do you see a physically they were not able.

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The pages of history would be very different.

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So my dear brothers and sisters, make it a point to become physically able, like health and fitness must become part of our daily routines and eating less.

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The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said you only need a few handfuls of food. And you know the Hadith is famous you divide the stomach into three parts. You leave a part for air which means leave it empty. You leave I saw a third for a a third for water and a third for food. Meaning whenever you finish food you should still be hungry

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you know

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Not the type that hold on, I've just got one little bit more room that I can feel it. That's it. Now let me Don't talk don't move for a few hours until you know this thing moves a little bit inside me. Not that type

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it very little. So the organs of your body is like an engine yet, give it a little it's very efficient, it will it will run essentially one boiled egg is enough for you for the whole day.

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Everything else is is excess. And the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam seven dates are enough for a day, you know with some olive oil and so on. But all the all the rest are excess and it just clogs up the system. It just clogs up the system, try fasting for a few days, you feel lighter, mentally you feel lighter physically and everyone else is feeling sorry for you because you haven't ate. But you're feeling at the top of your game the first day or so is a bit difficult because your body's adjusting to less food. But then you feel really good. Because the body doesn't need that much.

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And, and vary the diet a little bit, you know, and our culture. If there's no meat and rice, it means they're tricking us. There's no meat and rice like

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but, you know, how does the violation of the law haha. She said for two months, there was no fire in our house. You know what that means? We didn't cook anything because they didn't have anything. So Han nephew says that how did you survive he said on the two dark things on the two black things, which means dates and the water The water was still dark because you know there was no filtration and so on.