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Seerah Episode 5 – The discovery of Zamzam and the oath to sacrifice a son

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Bismillah salatu salam ala rasulillah Baba. So Abdulmutallab came to to Makkah, where was he born?

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Medina NDF rapes Al Hamdulillah tala.

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So he his uncle brought him to Makkah. So now we will start here in Charlotte Allah.

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He came into Makkah his father has died his father's name again.

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Hashem, his father's name is Hashem Hashem has died. So they brought the young son in. The young man started to take over the responsibility of looking after the pilgrims, and they say he did a better job than his father and his uncles.

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And certain people are naturally gifted for leadership or forced for certain tasks, uniform responsibility. He was one of those type of people you know, he's shown above the rest of of society or people his own age or his contemporaries.

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But you must understand,

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the Kaaba is in the center, but water wasn't anywhere near it.

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The actual well of Zamzam

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is exactly 20 meters away from the Kaaba.

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Do you know in which direction

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you know, when you go to power off and you start from that black line?

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You know, in straight out of the 100 last word you stopped from, so you follow that same line? 20 meters. That's way.

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Zamzam that was actual well is but Zamzam wasn't around at the time of the Metallica had happened.

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Do you remember the olden days the tribe of Judah home buried it and then they ran away and then after that no one found it.

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So now although the actual exam is near, but no one knows where it is, so they've done other worlds and other places and are getting water so when the time of Hajj comes the Hajaj or inconvenience the Abdulmutallab in his group or inconvenience.

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And

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so one day he's asleep, and this narration is by Urbanus hub, and it is from Olive nebuta lip ethnographies mentions it and other of the scholars mentioned it but the story goes a little like this. They say Abu Talib was sleeping in the hedger office, Marian.

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You know how you have the Kaaba, the tall black walls and next to it is a little low.

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Wall.

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That's dangerous man. So he was sleeping in the hedge office married in that little place there.

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And he says, some like

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some scholars say a light and some say a voice and some say a person or he heard someone say,

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oh, for fiber,

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dig, goodness.

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So Abdulmutallab said, What is fiber and the voice and the person disappeared? So he woke up?

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And some of the Chronicle say he told the parish that this is what it is. So they said, Listen, if it's a good dream, if it's a divine dream, you'll see another one. If not, then it's satanic and forget about it. So, next day, he went slept there again, they put his bed in the hedger

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slept there again and this time he heard the voice or the person say

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for Barbara.

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And Barbara is you know from goodness, high

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purity, cleanliness, all these things. So dig that. So he says What is wrong with a timer booth at the end and they said, you know the person disappeared.

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So now he knows there is there's an instruction i have to do something but he doesn't know what to do you know, it's big What?

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So he did it a third night,

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slept in the hedgerow at night.

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And a third night

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he saw again the the person or the light or whatever it was that he saw. And this time it commanded or four mother noona

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dig what will be envied as in dig the treasure.

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So he says what is the treasure? What is the thing that people will envy again?

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It disappeared. Now this night sleeps again. Next, you know next night

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and this time the person comes or the voice comes in it says dig Zamzam

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and then it gives him a little bit of a

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rhyme if you like of where it is,

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and in the rhyme, it says, dig a water that will never decrease

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and will never falter. And it will, you know, quench the thirst of the pilgrims strong

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and dig way there is a

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mixture of animal droppings and blood

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and the way the crow with the white feet or white tail is picking up

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where there will be a village of ants

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where there will be a village of ants.

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And again, the, you know, The Chronicles of history have beautiful stories with regards to it. And and and I want to say something. So when I give this era, I give it a time from a historical perspective and not a hadith level. You know, because the requirement of authenticity of Hadith is much more than history. But Arab history to me is documented better than other histories and other histories, US history, you know, nice and comfortably. So we can use this so long as it's not that matters which which affects Sharia and it has not been marked as would have been applied and so on, there is a degree of ease in this.

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So Abdulmutallab got up

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and went, and as I say, 20 meters away from from the GABA,

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he found

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the

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the bird or the magpie with the white stripes, or the white tail, or the white feet, which you know, the white stripes on his legs, picking on the on the floor, and he saw some animal droppings and blood. And other side there was a cow running loose and the one who was trying to kill, it's chasing after it, he caught it, he cut it, the blood fell on that spot and the animal droppings fell on that spot. So it fulfilled the actual dream. But irrespective of what it was, he found that in he started to dig

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so when he started to dig

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after, you know, initially going, what are you doing digging next to the house of have a lot of blazer in the harem, you know, but

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he was a man of stature. And at the same time, you know, people kind of let him be and he dug and dug and people started to come around, you know, because you know, what's what's you understand me The more you dig, the more people what's he doing? More people gathered around, and eventually he struck something hard.

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Again, there's a whole array of different narrations in this so the one that I quote and

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he hit something hard and like a metal sound.

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He cleared it and he found the gold Gazelle

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you know, like a baby deer

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to have those buried inside there. And some other stuff so now they found them. So now that the treasure came out and Zamzam came out the parish said that we have a share of this tool within our country the land of our forefathers

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you know smile found this so you're his son we understand me and that before no one was believing and helping in December

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so Abdulmutallab said no. of dagat have found that it's mine I have the rights over the water and the rights over the treasure

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so they said it can't be worst case we will fight you for it

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so in this moment

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this man respected revered adored

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all of a sudden feels weak

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because if he's not your strength is your tribe now if you're on trial is going to fight you and he looks around All he has is one sun and the sun is

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hardy

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Hardy.

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So, in his heart, he felt a moment of weakness.

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So he said okay, let's choose a judge between us and you.

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Between us between myself and us, so they said okay, we will go this is one of the narrations we will go to

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the

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the soothsayer if you like or the diviner in Sham.

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And, you know, basically there was a lady whose wisdom was acknowledged, you know, who had some Hocus Pocus practices as well so you know that had that error.

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Have

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Mystique around them so you know we will go to that person

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so some 30 people went with him

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you know cousin Casey says the ruling was like this so they went they went with him cuz it's a big big deal some some asiya treasures he organized a crisis here. So going they were crossing the desert in the desert the water ran out

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when the water ran out, it became so tight, that they realized they're gonna die.

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So Abdulmutallab said, Listen, there's only one thing to do each man dig your own grave

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because it's sure death and then

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we'll just sit next to the graves and wait for for death to come because what else are you gonna do? And whoever dies, we will bury him and keep burying him until the last person was the last one you know, the animals and the birds and stuff will eat but it's better for one person to be you know, taken by by scavengers than every one. So let's we'll do that. So they started to dig.

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And as they're doing this a thought occurred to Abdulmutallab that I'm not gonna sit here waiting for my death, you know, I'm going to so he hit his camel Get up. I'm gonna go make an effort, you know. And as the camel gets up the hind legs, the back legs are up the front legs, they're about to come up and under the

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right hand of the camel. As he moves it to water gushes out.

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So the Arabs realized they said this is a sign

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for the one that could bring water for you here in the middle of nowhere. He's the same one that's brought for you water on the other side. So we accept that that water is yours. They turned back.

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They didn't even go to sham. They came back. And

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then the rest of the treasures were distributed. They basically cast lots in three. So if you think about the three rocks, you know or arrows on one was written Abdulmutallab on one was the cabin and on one was the polish.

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So they would hold the treasure and pull out an arrow whose name is it If it was up there mortality rate went to him and what was the correlation given to the correlation if it was given to the to the cabinet would go to the cabinet. That way most of it or all of it was distributed between Abdulmutallab and the government got nothing. So finally the big hilma party.

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So Zamzam is discovered and zum zum was was a treasure to be envied, just in the middle of the city 20 meters from the Kaaba, you know, you just do this give it to the Haji. It is done instead of going to bring water from here and there. And Zamzam is amazing.

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You know, I was looking at the the will have some some normal wells have algae and fungus and things like that. No algae forms on zum zum. Just by the puddle of a lot of Blaser its nature its composition is such algae doesn't form on its fungus doesn't form on it. And it doesn't reduce

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consistent with the dream. So it's got a low point and a high point and that always stays between 11 and 18 meters, it doesn't go any lower than that doesn't matter how much you pull out.

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And so panela from that time, and it's just a word, it's not an ocean, it's so well.

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It's been pumping out and you guys go there and bring it and bottles with you and you know people visit you and you give them little sips of that and people drink there and people eat and for centuries this has been happening and now it's you know people purchase it and shops and so on and so forth and zum zum Alhamdulillah sells them.

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So this this glorious source of water

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was invented was rediscovered by who,

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by Abdulmutallab.

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By Abdulmutallab and his family there's just one man at the stage it's Abdulmutallab Ben hardy

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so at MIT went back to you know, to sleep they went to bed and you know how you think before you you know, you're sleeping sometimes you start thinking

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he's looking back at the day and what has happened and Mashallah there's a lot of honor. He discovered some some treasure cam is on Steam prestige would be you know, went through time and space if you like, but

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there was something

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troubling him and that was when he needed it. He only had one son

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and the other tribe leaders You know, there's if you look at the tribe of muscle zoom is you know, holiday Mill Valley, then oh, you know, Waleed and his sons. He's got 11 sons, you know, they say about him. He had 11 sons

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and they say the weakest one is holiday.

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So in that, and Khalid, Khalid, probably Allah and Khalid, they say, you know, but so imagine when he used to walk in the shops, you see 11 warriors walking with Him. It was man you know so now Abdulmutallab Aldo, a man of huge prestige and honor he's discovered some some. He's, you know, ancestry. Hashem is the one that saved the city. Remember that by introducing relata schita. It will save

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for say his other grandfather's, the one that brought them back into Makkah. So they have a lot of online prestige. But right now, strength wise, he was feeling he was feeling weak.

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So in his weakness, he might not do it. He said, yeah. Rob, give me 10 sons.

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Let them grow to maturity, and I will sacrifice one for you.

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So a lot of bellezza open the gates of children for him. And, you know, when you study history he had he has had 19 children.

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So it was harder than six other boys who history doesn't record. And then it is the other uncles that history does record. So you got Abdulmutallab, Abu lahab, Hamza abass, Abdullah, and I think as obeyed is the other one and then six daughters the you know, the Auntie's of the Prophet solo. So all together I think 19

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children, but so

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the last one in those days was Abdullah and that was the 10 so he saw the 10 growing and can you imagine as he watches the kids grow

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in the back of the head, the oath keeps coming up. That Remember, you're going to have to sacrifice one you've promised Allah

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but the joy of watching them grow and the fear of losing at the same time

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but he was he was a principled man.

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So once they reached maturity,

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and where he could delay it no longer you know, hollows you know, it's it's evident that they have all reached manhood. So he gathered them together and he said, Listen,

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I have taken an oath

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in my younger days that the Lord grant me 10 sons and they reach maturity I will sacrifice I have to sacrifice one

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so what do you say?

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So that is our

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stories are easy to listen to put yourself in the position

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you're not an end member have a man if your dad tells you in these days that I have to make a sacrifice if one of you go to the police you know there's no two ways about it.

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It was another time and

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so

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the angle sells go do something don't don't sit there waiting for the agenda to come in.

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But so this man

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so but the sun say what the ancestor said before them the remember the ancestor

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shall mahamadou

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smile The smile Allah has around the father camera the same proposition that I have seen in a dream that I'm sacrificing you. You said yeah, but if alma tomasa Did you do any inshallah Allah Mina Swabian or father do what you have been commanded. So now the children say that complete your oath fulfill your promise we are ready.

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And the heavy weight on our father's neck you know, you know flicking Your son is not an easy thing but now to slow down. So he takes them all inside the Kaaba

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and he calls the divine of the arrows you know, the one that that does the the picking from the parish and the person can and they cast lots and they pulled out and the name of the law

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so the father takes his hand

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and comes but the but Abdullah's got a mother and a bull has got sisters and you know mothers and sisters will not be you know, that's okay sacrifice the sun you know. So and and his mother's from the big tribe of masoom and so on. All the associate tribes have come as well seeing what's what's going on and they know the story but so they see Abdulmutallab holding the hand of Abdullah walking out of the Kaaba.

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So in in,

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in the politeness in the sensitivity of the Arabs, the the tribe, the Chiefs

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The Muslim tribe says Abdulmutallab, where are you going?

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He already knows you see, but what are you going to say you can't do this, you know, so this is his way of intervening because that's also a grandchild of his tribe, because, you know, the Muslim tribes, and they're a big powerful tribe.

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So, the Mutallab turns to explain, I had made an oath and this, so the chief said,

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not our son,

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not our son, even if it takes the wealth of the whole of the tribe of masoom, we will not let our son be sacrificed.

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Like and it was tribal times, you know, those things mattered So, so because whatever needs to be done, we will sacrifice whatever but the sun so what to do, we will go to

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you know, the, the witch doctor is not the correct word. It sounds a bit derogatory, but it's probably it is what it is, you know, the there was like a spiritual lady. In an effort. We will go there and some science sham. But we will go there and speak to her and see what she says.

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So they went 450 kilometres, at the very least to yesterday, yesterday arrived. did they go? No, she's gone to haber. So they went there. And she said, they told the story. So she said, Give me three days.

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Three days later, she comes out she goes, What's the blood with what's blood money in your country? You know, blood money means if someone is killed accidentally or someone's killed,

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you know, by someone else, and you give compensation to the family. What do you give?

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So they said, 10 camels in Makkah, you know, someone's killed by someone 10 camels. If the family asked for blood money.

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So she said, then put arrows, or shoe like an hour times name and names and a hat and put one called Abdullah and one Campbell.

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So one arrow says Abdullah, one arrow says Campbell, and pull out. If at the tip of the arrow says Abdullah, sacrifice 10 camels, like each time his name comes out,

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sacrifice 10 camels, and do it until the heavens is pleased.

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But keep sacrificing camels until his name doesn't come out anymore.

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So they went back, and they put his name and camels in the lot and they pulled out of the lungs. So they already his name was out once. So that's 10 camels. All right, another 10 camels pull out again, Abdullah, another 10. camels pull out again, another 10 camels at one time to

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100 camels. So after 100 camels they pulled out and the name of the camel came out of their mortality, do it again. So they pulled out again, camel came out, they pulled out. And so he was happy that

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the Lord has accepted the, you know, the change of the swap.

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And they sacrificed 100 camels

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100 camels, a lot of camels. And as I say, and the time where there's no refrigeration,

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there's only one thing you can do is distribute the meat.

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So you distribute it to anyone with teeth, you know, whoever can eat, take some take some meat. So men, women, children, animals, but

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to me it was distribute around and meat is a rare commodity Normally, you know, I mean, it used to be so everyone's having What's this meatball or the the big sacrifice of Abdullah Abdullah Abdullah and his name went like wildfire across Arab society. You know, and and Arabs you know, people that like to,

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to mention the great thing so I went from place to place but you know of the leader of courage sacrifice the 100 Cambodian ransom of his son and, and so on and so forth. So this man and to me,

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if you look at the lineage of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam a lot of bullets that keeps on highlighting it keeps on so when time for for many reasons. One is when you say his father's Abdullah Nolan can say which Abdullah, you know, everyone knows this is the one with the 100 camels will sacrifice for the son of Abdulmutallab which one the one that found Zamzam the son of Hashem, which one the one that we you know, might recollect a[???]a it was safe, do you understand me? It keeps keeps highlighting

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So now the son is safe.

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So

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the father decides, listen

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Alhamdulillah you know, a narrow Miss. Now let's get them young men married.

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So they

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got him married to a young lady

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called Amina.

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And there's a beautiful little story that the scholars of Sierra say about this. So and because, you know, he's been through difficulty himself as well, Abdulmutallab. So he figured he will marry Amina to his son and marry ominous cousin himself, as father and son are going and they both groom's going to the you know,

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fortress if you like, of the of the new in laws.

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One of the ladies sees Abdullah going with the with, with his father towards

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you know, getting married.

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And she had a brother

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had a brother who was versed in the scriptures of the old, you know, in in the olden books. And the brother kept on talking to her about, you know, Prophet is due to come a prophet, you know, this is what will be the science. So they say, as Abdullah walked past she noticed that glitter in his eye, like like a light in his eye.

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And she calls his name Abdullah. So the Father, the elderly father and understand is not a young,

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inexperienced father. So the father releases the hand of the of the of the law, and she's a distant cousin of his so go speak to your cousin.

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So when she comes when he comes to her, she tells him that don't go there.

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Marry me instead. And I will give you the same amount of camels that was sacrificed as your ransom

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so that advant Abdullah sighs I am with my father, but I have to so he went, stayed with his in laws got married consumated, his marriage, and he was only there a few days, came back saw her again. So he said, what about the offer because you know, they used to marry multiple women. So she says, I don't have a need for you anymore. What was in the eye has gone.

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And this this is one of the things that the scholars of sera mentioned, I haven't found a sign up for it, but I did mention it nonetheless. So the first big moment in Abdulmutallab life

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you know, after coming to Makkah is what is the discovery of

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Zamzam.

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The second one

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is the sacrifice of 100 camels.

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And so he's done that got his son married. And you know, they used to do the travel of the winter and summer so now it's time for that travel

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to happen. So a little bit after the marriage, the Abdullah has to go on, on his business strip sent by by the family or by the tribe, if you like and he and he goes towards Sham and

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as this is happening here, there is another situation brewing up in the south.

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The South is Yemen.

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So

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I want you to leave Abdullah here.

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And in the south. There is a you know, a great news story coming up in the south.