Worship & Courage Lessons From the Life of Abdullah Ibn AlMubarak – Part 1
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Swiller. 100 allow salatu salam ala Rasulillah Juan early he will be human whether or not
tonight I would like to speak to you about a very inspiring figure in our history, which is an imam.
Is that clear? Everybody can hear me clearly.
Can you hear? Is it clear? Clear sisters? Okay, so
he's known as a blob, the right man and Imam Abdullah, Adnan Mubarak and humbly and a model was he and an imam Abdullah Hebden Mubarak was born at 118 Hijiri, which is 726 C, and he was born in a country today known as Turkmenistan,
which is used to be part of the Soviet Union before and became an independent country in 1991. And it is a majority of Muslims close to
Iran, and Ivana Stan between Iran of one Stan and also Buck Stan in that region. Consider in Middle Asia
in the robotic Rahimullah I lived about 63 years 63 years so he died in Iraq in a city until today known as heat on
about over 100 kilometers away from about that.
And bank of the river of alpha rot he died the Ramadan Rahim Allah to add on the 10th of Ramadan 181 Hijiri 797 See, so he lived basically in the eighth century, or in this in the second century in lunar calendar. So he's quite early, closer to the time of the Prophet sal Allahu Allah you early was salam, Abdullah Abdullah Mubarak, his mother was from Hardison, Hardison, Hawaii is Mia, which is also in that region and also Pakistan, and in Turkmenistan. And Alana hopsie Hoon, the Oxus River.
His father, when it comes to ethnicity, his father, as from ethnicity point of view, he goes back to the Turk, to that Turk. And his father was Nolet and it means used to be a slave, then he was free. So that's why he was called humbly, humbly, is Benny humble is a very famous Arab tribe. He's not an Arab descent. You know, his father is a Turkish descent. But he used to be in the slave to this Arab tribe. And when they free them, they take the after the name of that tribe. And
any imminent Mubarak Rahim Allah would never he used to go to his father's city Hamadan. He used to be honored a lot because his father was very well known, respected scholars. His father is named Al Mubarak Ibn Wahba Orlova.
And let me tell you a little bit about his parents where he came from see understand what kind of upbringing have been Mubarak. Any had Rahim Allah, his father used to work in a kind of a geography with Stan he used to work in a farm or as a farmer, and this person where they grow
fruits. One time, the one who owns the land and the farm came and he asked Al Mubarak, he said, get me some pomegranate Romain, but I want the sweet one. So he went and he got on one. He caught it. It tasted he said that sour. That's the one that we use, not for eating. Give me the sweet one. Then he went and he got another one. And it was sour. Then he gets I don't want the sour when I want the one that it is basically sweet. So he got three four times. Then he said What's wrong with you? You don't know.
What's wrong with this man? So a person told him he wouldn't know, sir, because he never taste the fruit. He said he never ever tasted the fruit. He never ever took one and ate it. He said no. Then he called him he said the robotic come. You never ever tasted the fruit? He said, No, you never give me permission to do so. This fruits belong to you. I don't have the right to eat any one of your fruits. The man was amazed by how honest this man is. He thought that will be you know, no, who cares about like one fruit or, you know, permanent right to be eaten? And he was surprised. He said, That's why I couldn't tell which part of it is sweet and which part is not Which tree is sweet
produce sweet pomegranate and which one is not? Then he said, that's an amazing. Then he said to him.
You hold on?
Where are you from? Then you start asking about him? Are you married? He said, No, I'm not. I'm not married. Then he said, I have a daughter, who so many people proposed to her who you think I should marry her to?
So Al Mubarak said, in the old day, Hillier days, the Arab used to marry their daughters to those who have noble, you know, heritage or come from a noble tribe.
And the Jews used to marry their daughters to the one who has a lot of wealth. And the Christian used to marry their, you know, daughter to the most handsome man.
That's how the culture that I grew up around the people of the pagans and the you know, the Arabs than before they look for the lineage and Christian look for the yen a look and the Jews looked for the money. Then he said, As for the follower of Mohamed El Salam, they look for the deen. They look for that do for righteousness. The man was even more surprised by his answer. He thought this just a regular farmer doesn't know much. Then he went to his wife. And he told her about the conversation that he had. And he said, I couldn't think of anyone more suitable for my daughter, then this young men who works for us. And the wife said, you know, I will support you if she agrees the talk to the
daughter. And the daughter said yes, I would marry him. And he married her. And they had a son and that son, and they had son and four daughters later on. And these and the son was Abdullah Abdullah Mubarak, the men that we talked about. So that's the why that's the mother. That's the father. That's the grand parents and he grow up. Soon the men who married this woman, the honor, the one who basically the daughter of the owner of the farm, her father died, her mother died, she inherited
the farm and basically shared that wealth with Mubarak. Father. He grew up in a house known of piety known of righteousness more than knowledge. His father was not a chef, in a sense of a scholar 100 Hadith or gift fatwas or anything like that. But his father was a very ascetic, very avid worshipper, Canada had been a Sadek, one of the Zohar Rahima allowed to add and he used to focus a lot on the act of worship and he doesn't like people to be involved with too much with knowledge as much as he wanted them to be involved more with prayer and salah is the extent one day he got mad at Abdullah Barak his son and he said, You know what, our burn all your books. Um, you always read
books, you're always right. You always collect Hadith. You know, I don't see you focus much on the worship. I'm going to burn this library with you and I'm going to burn all these books that you wrote and you collected then of new MOBOTIX that if you do, Father, you know, I wouldn't any be upset much because I everything in these books are here and my heart. I'm memorize it. So it doesn't matter how to rewrite it again. Rahim Allah how to add Abu Hanifa when he saw Abdullah Hebden Mubarak first time, and he saw his mother, and he saw his father he said
to Abdullah robotic father, he said Your wife is an honest woman. She never cheated on you.
Carla had that Lisa in lemon sobic He said he is like a copy from you are so clear that this is really your son
100% of this is your son and he was he looked like a person from Turkey. So he was very fair you know in the skin color and you know light color hair, and Marla nessa Apamea Soho one time he was seen shirtless Carlu you can count how many hairs yeah and in his body he was hairless as well to him Well, I don't know but Turkish are so hairy people these days. No, how's that work? But
that's how he was described Rahim Allah Who to add.
He said, In the beginning of my life in my youth, I was any I used to wear a lot of blacks. He used to wear a lot of blacks and he said the reason for that my father forced me to wear black all the time. Because at that time, that bassy in dynasty just was stablish and when the abassi dynasty establish their banner was black so the order all those who are loyal to them to wear black something to identify Are you loyal to the ambassador to the new dynasty? That's what you should wear she was forced to wear this otherwise is not something that you know, I liked when he was very young Rahim Allah Tada. He was you can tell that he's very intelligent, very smart. When he was in
his childhood, he passed by a man who giving a hope about giving a speech. Him and and some other kids, maybe as the same age, what's your name?
Correct. Okay, in the same age of Hadith are a little bit older than Khalid, what's your name?
I've got a man or maybe in the age of Abdullah Rama, you know, so when he was at that age passed by a man giving a talk, giving a lecture or a speech, and after he finished, he told his peers, his friends. He said, I memorized everything this man said. So one of the adult was around you said, Did you? He said, Yes. He said, say it for added camera. Can you repeat the same thing, even the poetry that the man used a hadith that you call it? The verses that you got? He just said it again as if it's recorded, Rahim Allah, tada.
He, in the beginning of his life, he was not very committed to knowledge or, or learning the deen or anything of that nature. As a matter of fact, he was so into music, okay, in his beginning of his life, and he used to
Yeah, and he'll go to battle route route, which is the loot. I don't think many people know what's loot is loot is L u t e, you can search it and you can see, it's like, it's the Arabic version of the guitar. Okay. So it's like a guitar that he used to play. And he used to be very good. And one of his best friend was a very good singer. So used to go together, he will play the guitar and his friend will sing. And he will spend the night like that. And sometimes they will sing songs and poetry, that it will melt to the heart of anyone who listening to especially young girls. And you know, they will love to gather and to listen to him. And he had himself one of the narration that he
had himself like a girlfriend but girlfriend without adultery and stuff like that, but someone that he loves and he was in relationship with a woman and his youth. He said one night, we went outside and I was planning to play this
song called how the land and my friend will say sing that poetry. And he said,
any one I was planning for an bout to hit the you know, the guitar to play it.
Guess what? He said no sound coming out.
It's not moving.
As if it freezes.
And he said Allah was my witness. It was freeze. It was like, like a freezes not moving. And my friend was wondering why I'm not see you want to start singing but I'm not able to play the music. And he said, I looked at it. And when I looked at it can either be young to come and topple in son.
That look, that music instrument spoke to me the way human speaks. And it recited for me at a mere nearly leadin man who and Daksha boo boo whom Lydic Rila
isn't the time for the believer to repent to Allah, for their heart to come soft
and to return to Allah
Kinda what time
to get salt for the Dhikr of ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada. And what Allah has sent down from the truth and sort of that hadith.
He said, Bella, will Allah, yes, it is the time for me to repent. And he said, I took it, I broke it. And that was the last time I ever played that music instrument in my life.
And it was sad
that any he did not did not another generation, that instrument did not speak to him. Actually what happened? He tried to play it, but it's not working as if it is that issue, oh, talk to somebody pulling
the strings. Yeah, the strings, freezing is not working. So you said I left it and I went to sleep. And in my sleep I saw on my dream, as if that music instrument talking to me and telling me and reciting for me this verse in the Quran.
And also, he said that in his yard in any in his youth, one time he loved a woman and a woman loved and then one day, they said let's go outside meet each other. So they sneak in the night because they don't want to be exposed in front of the community. You know, it's small town. So they sneak out in the night to meet each other. And they were talking and exchanging the talk and called for Barnaby human book. Yeah, and in the state very long, and they lost track of time, had to add that and Fajr until the federal ban was called. And when the other one was called while they are alone together. They felt shamed.
And they said both of them repented to Allah subhana wa Tada. And they declared their Toba anyway, but this is something some people said no, he wasn't like that. But that's what's documented in his packet if you're a female Allah, and maybe that's one of the reason we found out that Mubarak did not start seeking knowledge early. Any use here for example, a Shafi memorize the Quran in the age of seven years old start seeking knowledge when he give fatwa when he was 11 or 12. Biharis. Narrating Hadith was the 13 years old 40 abunda. Mubarak was not like that he started way later on in his life, Rahim Allah Tada. He's actually started learning the knowledge and became interested in
knowledge at the age of 20s. In his 20s Rahima allow to add
in the mobile like in the beginning of his life, he was
interested more in business poetry, and he run business very well he inherited from his father this farm and he increased the farm so to use to produce more and more his father gifted him the farm Nahata who had a booster suddenly Mobarak Rahimullah when he became later on more knowledgeable he came back to his sisters came back to his sisters
before I move on just lessons that we learned because it's not about his life, it's about our life.
Okay, one thing we learned something I want to point out see the wife the wise why when the wise has the wise father, they looking for the right person the right suitable match for the daughter. It's not about money is not about fame, it's about someone who will feel a loss medalla someone will take care of her and guess what their daughter entered history. She married to a man who until the Day of Judgment will be mentioned and she is inshallah in a very high place and dinner with her husband inshallah Tada. So that was the right choice to make. Also, another thing that you see that righteousness pays off
spatula, maybe Yanni he just stopped himself from eating just one fruit for all the sake of Allah and Allah give him in return the whole entire farm
and daughter of the one who owns the farm
So fear Allah subhanaw taala stop yourself from the thing that is, you know, doubtful or haram or not right. And Clos Mangala what we'll do in return for you.
Another lessons that we can learn here that you know what, it's understandable when people are young, that they might not be the most committed, and they might be involved in things which is not don't make this make you cancel on x your life or your sons or your daughters life. Be patient. As Paola, I have this in sha Allah your any hope that righteous parents good parents, ALLAH SubhanA data will not sha Allah will not disappoint you in your
Children, you might not very happy with how they are today but I guarantee you just continue your path and continue the way that how good you are today and Allah Subhan Allah sha Allah will any bring coolness to your eyes and when it comes to children later on love them, you know, I've always hoped that they will be the best inshallah as they grow older anyway.
And then Mubarak Rahim Allah to Allah, so his father gifted him that
the farm later on, he came back to his sisters and he said, My father gave me this farm and he was wrong. That's not allowed in Islam. You should not give me the farm it should be divided based on the right division of the inheritance. It should not be given to me it should be divided between me and my sisters, the way the Sharia divide the inheritance. And he said two sisters, I want to give it back to you. And I want you to forgive me for all these years that I did not return your rights. And I want you for most the most important to forgive my father because he did something wrong.
I lessons to learn
the biggest what the sister said. They said oh, we don't want it. We already have forgiven you that and we already willingly donating our share to you. We don't want anything from it. He said no. What about my father? He said we never have anything against our Father. We were so happy we're fine.
What a nobility. What a nobility. Today, some young men, you know get so upset and hate and envy their brother because they got a car before you. Yeah, maybe he's older than you that's why he got a car. You know, maybe this is a circumstances today I have more money than what it used to be 10 years ago. Just be patient. Be forgiving. Be noble don't make the money is what define your relationship with your parents. So here do you see that mnemonic? ramola And he said that to them? They said no, don't worry, we are already forgiving them.
Then he insists he said no I insist At least from now on. We share that inheritance that form
okay, so it mnemonic at that time Allah Subhan Allah bless him with a child should give up doubt Allah Allah Jeeva and how Allah subhanaw taala planned things
for a reason you will know later on
that form produce a lot of money.
Okay, so there's the sister said we don't want you to insist. So this is you know what, you don't want to take it. We are all gifting our share to your son.
You just to get a boy it's a gift to him. Our shared his gift to him a
few months later, his son died.
And abdomen Mubarak inherited their whole entire farm
Not as a gift from his sister anything. How old was that one that farm to fall in the hands of them robotic.
Allah doesn't want that farm to go away from him. Why? You might know as we go in the story of a bimbo, bollock Rahima allow dad and then MOBOTIX in his 20s he became well known of his piety, well known of his nobility, well known of his generosity, well known and most important for his knowledge. He collected so much knowledge that he became someone so well known. And he was so pious person. In the old days, they have something called hitman, Hitman, it's a spa where people go there and their will the Imam like if you've been to Morocco or Turkey the Hammam they go inside, they have like a hot water the wash your body and clean you up and fix you you know, and you come fresh.
But in these places, usually people go inside. They don't cover their our our there. They don't have like towels and stuff like that. So the hour I will be showing in front of each other. He never entered him, man. He never entered his life, even though he's breech he can offer but he never done he said why is it because of the amount of wrong practices that happened? And they're
at anyway, the first chef that he ever heard from? He was in his 20s his name is Ravi NSL Hora Sani
Robbie ribbon anisocoria Sani was put in jail by the abassi the Abbas you're not happy with him. So the put him in jail and he was in his hometown. So Robin Anis this man is a famous scholars of Hadith and he have met
A great older scholars among the top aide who did he studied under Al Hasan Basri. He also saw NS diplomatic companions. So that's someone who is connected to people so close to the promise of solid time has an industry born during that time. So that's like a scholar that you don't want to mess before he died. So, but he's in jail. So what our man did, he did a trick.
And he claimed that he is basically in debt and he has to go to jail. And he took himself to jail to be locked up just to meet that scholar inside jail. And he went inside the jail so he can meet the scholars and he took a Hadith from him. And he narrated from him 40, Hadith 40 Hadith and Sunnah. Robbia died inside Jaya and it became an Imam, the Lebanon Mubarak among the few people who have the honor to narrate Hadith from Robin Raven, Anna's in his in that region in that region, that incident that you know
what do you call it like, excitement about making the trek and you know, go inside jail and to just to see the share Hunter listen to that made him feel so special about the importance of hearing the hadith of enemies of Allah and documenting it I became something he's so interested in as an Imam Abu Dhabi, Rahim Allah, He said, that inspire him to travel the world to collect the Hadith of the prophets of Salaam and to document it. And he studied and he went to 50 famous scholars, that Rahim Allah set to learn the Hadith from and to collect. But actually he did way more than that. He traveled the world to collect the Hadith, he could look so much knowledge, and he came back to his
hometown model. And he became one of the most well known scholars, and also very rich man, just to ship
the problem young generations.
If you see old movies about homes like 100 years ago, what's the size of the houses?
small tiny homes? That's right. You know, if you look the Western like movies about old, if you go for example, some cities like San Antonio, or you go to San Diego, something called Old Town, they show you how the Old Town look like you go on you like if in your head because it's so short. You know, I for example, on a lot of those who are older and my age and older, remember your grandparents house, it's tiny, small, not that big. Okay, if you go to villages and you see images about homes and it's small, can you imagine you going back to someone lived in the eighth century
and time, but look at how they describe his living room
shall be where guest comes and gather. What's the size of that room? To understand what kind of rich man we're talking about? That living room cabinet. It's about 120 feet by 120.
That's 120 by 120. That's like this site
that where he has like a special guest room where people come, you will not think of any scholar, any judge, any well known noble person, poet, a businessman, person of fame, unless you will find him there. There is always food that is always drinks there is always tea, coffee, sweets, you name it, there is a person they're only there to serve the people who come they come and go and he comes some time to sit with them. Talk to them, welcome them. Whenever he has time for him. I would love to add.
He moved to El Kufa and era and he lived in a very tiny small home. So one of his servants sit to him. Yeah, amen. I can't wait to go back to model to our home. This tiny little like, you know, the whole entire house is like one of the corners of your rooms and model
that Mubarak told him Wallahi what you're so bothered by here in Kufa is what pleases me the most and what pleases you the most and model that big house that is balanced and talk about
It's the most hated thing to me. I don't I love it here. Nobody knows who I am. Over there, everybody knows who I am. Everybody speaks about me. Here I live comfortably unknown. Nobody knows who I am in Neihu Nephi Afia
I just wanted to know that he became so famous that kings and royalties became jealous of him.
Once Harun Rashid if you if you have to think about a name in the abassi dynasty of royal royalty and fame, power, luxury, okay, that would be hard on Rashid.
once he was in the street walking and anma to his aunt, she wasn't the palace looking from the Wyndham at the St. Then she see her nephew Harun Rashid the Khalifa walking around him like group of people, but over there, so much dust, too many people's she can't even see the man in the middle surrounded with hundreds if it's hundreds of people around him walking around him and honor him she couldn't even tell and finally she figured out there is a chef in the middle she said Who is that? The people fighting just to come closer to him.
The told her this is Abdullah had no Mobarak they said Wow. Carla twice she
What a shame. I thought my nephew however she is the Khalifa that's the most fame that you can ever gain. But what is this comparing to this heroine Rashid, the only reason people come around them because the police bring them caught it in the short edge my own and masala the police gathered people to be around the Khalifa. They come for the dunya for a reward but this man become because of love the come around him because of love and respect. She said that was new palette nobility is palette will lie how they will move. That was nobility is not my nephew, not believer.
In mobile, Mubarak was in Mecca.
Somebody told him Yeah, it must shock you the scholar of the East Safina theories if you're an authority This is one of the greatest scholar of his time. He said scholar of the East. He's the scholar of the east and a scholar of the West and what is between
that what have been melodic Is
that what's happening is that is it kind of Imam and Muslimeen
so Fianna theory,
and Imams with any theory,
he was described like this, pay attention.
Savannah theory was said about him. So piano theory in his time, people used to look up to him the same way people used to look up to Abu Bakr in his time, how the Sahaba will look up to Abu Bakr that's how people will look up to Sophia any theory. That man so if you're under 30 said, Who can be like a demonic? He was us. What do you think of Nevada who should who can be like the Mubarak?
He said, All my life I wish to live one year like him. Like I would have one year of my life. Like Adnan Mubarak.
I tried, and I failed miserably. He said, I couldn't even last for three days, kind of Mustafa to tell us that a yam and Acacia kept him about
I couldn't even live three days like this man.
Like the way this men live his life.
When I read that, something like this by booth, so 30 made me shocked.
Let's go together and find out why someone like him. If those of you under 30 would say I couldn't even live three days, like the lifestyle of the robotic. Let's figure that out. In order for you to study anybody's life, you need to focus in two things. And this isn't advice whenever you want to study a biography. You need to focus on that factors and the elements that shape that person's life. What shape his life what can the things that happened during his life that shaped his life? It should allow me the authority
to creature see it. That's what made him the way he is today. Because this is something we can relate to.
Then you talk about what are the special quality that made him so special. distinguish him from the rest of his peers.
And that's a hard one
because it remember Barack lived in the time of the greatest color so let's see what made him so special and what see what are the factors that shaped his life number one
it mnemonic lived in a very unstable political era.
Adnan Mubarak witnessed the last five Khalifa is from the OMA yet dynasty.
And he lived during the time of the first five Khalifa was in the abassi dynasty, so he witnessed didn't qualify he died in the fifth one Coronavirus sheets done question to you
usually the last kings in any dynasty their governing and their time it's the peak of the dynasty or on the declining
What do you guys think? Declining obviously the Colossus decline that's why it fell apart. So that means he came in the time of the declining of the OMA yet also the first period of any dynasty is not the peak because you go like this this right so the first error era and period is that when you build yourself up as a dynasty, so so unstable so he lived in the most unstable time politically speaking, Rahim Allah Tada he have seen what Civil War look like he have seen Muslim killing one another.
It lives that like we complain a lot about how Muslim fighting one another today in Yemen and Sudan in different places and invading one another countries. That's right. We witnessed some part of that. He witnessed that in another scale.
In a scales beyond sometimes your imagination when the basses took over the mayor's dynasty, and they destroyed the homemade dynasty, what they did in Damascus, what there is no comparison to what the American dudes to Baghdad to what the Israelis doing to Lhasa, there is no comparison.
You might be surprised, but that's why it is important to study history.
The ambassador's when took over that and that's not to belittling the crimes against the humanity that is done in Baghdad or in the American armies when we took over Iraq or when we when that would Israeli doing to the people of Gaza and to people in Palestine not that undermine that the severity of no but to show you that history filled of so ugly
To me it's excuted 5000 men and women and children from the royal family of the OMA yet didn't know there is no crime but they belong to that family. No crime but being a judge a share a Mufti for that family.
No discrimination. 5000 killed in one sitting. The river turned to blood threat. They turned the mustard of Damascus, a barn for their horses.
This is three days you can take any woman you want. You can take any money you want. It's all free to you. That's Muslim girls Muslim.
We took one of the Halifax widow she was in her 90s The general is stripped her naked woman in her 90 Is turtleneck and crucified her Lasher Umberto life in front of everybody.
Someone from Quraysh a woman took from Croatia A Muslim man
dig the grave of America number one put him in the in the tree and burn him while he's dead.
It's unbelievable the story is so ugly
he witnessed that whole entire you know fall of the omegas and whole entire ambassadors for so many times they attack until they destroyed the image completely. Then after the ambassador took over you know the claim that they're the ambassador from the process and and family when they took over into the have lab they could advance it because they belong in the lineage to a basketball they allow you in the business on has an uncle ibis and as an uncle article What Abdulmutallab taught me. So one in the beginning, they said it's the profit family. But later on this is the abassi only and they kick everybody else out. Only that branch in the family. So in the mythology there is a man was so mad,
isn't it, Mohammed
okay, his name is Mohammed Abdullah Hassan, Hassan Ali ibn Abi Talib and Buddy be so mad and he angry and he made a movement him and his brother Ibrahim known as halachot, enough Zakia and the rubble and it was a massacre where in Prophet Muhammad SAW Salam city in Medina, a massacre in the streets
against that base and another one and then the bustle, then you have you know, Al kindI have a whole entire
movement in Yemen, your al kindI, and I don't have time to tell you about how ugly all these wars but he witnessed all this unstable instability happening politically in the Muslim movement. This is important why I'm saying this
because of the next point.
So, how was shaped his life shaped his life he understood that these rulers it's about power. You can say whatever you want, I'm from the profit family. I'm here to establish that if I'm you to establish Sharia, it's at the end of the day, I'm here for the safety of people. You can claim whatever you want, and the end of the day, it's about power.
And the end of the day civil war and killing one another, it's ugly. It's destructions. As we say, this kind of war never determined who's right, it determined only who's left
and who died. That's it that we get out of this. It's a weakness for the ummah. It creates a division between countries and regions. So he have seen that that's why the Mubarak Rahim Allah, he had, you know, a very strong positions, you know, when it comes to how he did with leaders, and I will mention this a little bit
ajeeb what's interesting to know, that era of the most unstable political
it is the peak of knowledge.
It is the highest level ever the Muslim ummah reach when it comes to knowledge, and Hadith, and fell in love lecture in Arabic language, and anything you can think of in sunnah and it's the peak
or like one of the best time ever.
That's very interesting observation, that political instability never stopped the Ummah from focus to protect the D, from the masses to focus on preserving the Edmondo now, can you imagine if the Muslim ummah at that time all sucked in politics, and nobody documented the Hadith nobody documented the fear? What will the OMA be suffering today, the lack of knowledge, but they never let that political instability to distract them from preserving that deed of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. In that time, the biggest movement of documenting the Sunnah of the process ever took place between the scholars of Hadith and the time, the School of fake stablish you have Abu Hanifa in
Iran, and you have an Oza in Syria. You have Malik in in Medina, and you have a lathe have been sacked in Egypt. These are every one of these names is a school of filth by himself. And those all happened during that era where our Imam lived Rahim Allah that
also there is something happened in that time, which is at the end of the Romanian dynasty. There is something happened new to the Muslim ummah, which is the translations of the philosophers books. They took the Greek philosophy book or stars and, and all these books in Greek philosophers, and they brought them to the Muslim ummah, and they translate. So the Muslims start view and you know, these philosophers have the view of Gods how they view the hereafter is and the existence the cosmetic and stuff like that. So cosmology is so these things became new subjects, brought to the Muslim ummah,
through the Borg of the Greek philosophers, and it was translated to Arabic. And that became even more and more in the abassi time. What that led led to the appearance of so many sects and views in Abida in theology and how they view Allah and how they view the concept of paddock the decree in a very different way than the way the companions and the successor had. And that's where all the beginning of this deviant set
Started. Many of these philosopher called deviant sex started in that time. That's why this Imam have seen that. That's the establishment of the Jamia movement, for those who benefit from this name from the merger from the Shia from the other ear. And these are the foundation these are the founders of all these sectors appeared later on in our history. Not only that, in his time, was among the biggest movement for Arabic language. Can anybody tell me why why you think Arabic language became such a point of focus at that time?
Can anybody think we are now at you know, 120 140 Hijiri?
Why Arabic language became a focal point so many people, so many scholars and Arabic poetry and stuff like the poetry is and why do you think in that era, there were a lot of work on developing the Arabic language?
Because the majority of people not heard
all these lines, you think Iraq they speak Arabic? No, they don't speak for Persian, whatever local language that in Syria, they don't speak Arabic, Egypt don't speak Arabic. All these countries are new. They're not out of country at that time. So there were those people learn Arabic. So there are a lot of work done to make sure that Arabic language is a tool that available for them so they can use so the understand the game. And that's a learning point for us today as a community.
to shame the people who have the tongue losing the tongue, they don't know the Arabic language.
And with this is something that should be a point of interest to us. Also, he lived in a time where financially Muslim already well off. No poverty, there is so much wealth that has so much money. That's why remember, Mubarak, his position from money was very interesting. He doesn't have very action he not because people are wealthy and have a lot of luxury, live and kind of spoiled. Like he did that reaction. He said, You know what, he became like an aesthetic. I don't want money, you know, wanting money is bad. He never had that kind of attitude towards money. Matter of fact, he was a businessman Rahima low data. Also, he saw how money corrupted powerful people, corrupted leaders
corrupted country's politics. That's why he has a very negative view of being close to the rulers. He always say Don't come closer to the rule. Don't get close to these politics and politicians, they will corrupt your religion, and they will use money to corrupt you. They will use money to buy you off, they will use money to influence you. Okay, and he was very, very strict about that. Just to give you an example, once a man came to me said, Listen, I'm a tailor and Hayat. I'm the one who makes the Sultan, the Khalifa is closed on his stellar
and I heard in Islam, it is haram to be one of vadoma It's haram to be a helper for a dictators or a person who corrupt person. We should not help them. Do you think making his clothes is a form of helping?
He said to him abiotic the one who is helping is the one who bring you the threads and the needles. You order the volume himself. You're not helping you are yourself a dictators, you are yourself a corrupt person, the one who bring you the needles and the thread is the one who is helping the volume helping injustice.
Yeah, and then another word, he said, You are absolutely not allowed to be doing that for him. That might be too strict, but I'm just showing you how strict he is. Harun Rashid heard about him and he said, You know what? I want this man.
His minister, his advisor said Yeah, me many my advice. Don't don't bring him to you. He should Why
can't say of good luck and I have blue book
for either our Babak first a doctor
for either attend to a helicopter who had acts.
He said he will not pleases you. He doesn't know how to do sweet talk.
You will be mad and you'll be angry. Don't be angry. I know you will kill him.
And if you kill him, you go to hell.
So you will ruin his life and he will ruin your ankle. Stay away from him. How about you okay, I don't want to see him.
Right now like that. One of the thing that shaped his life growing up in the city
What's so special about model? Model model is a word it's called. Shan Shan Shan Shan, which it means rowhill milk, the Royal the cream of royalty. It is the spirit of royalty. It's the most beautiful city in this whole entire region. Iran, Pakistan, Pakistan, Afghanistan, all this region, the most beautiful city was the city of Myrtle okay. And it used to be the City of Knowledge and trade Medina to learn what the genre is and how it fits perfectly his profile
the City of Knowledge and trade. It has the biggest library in the Muslim world at that time.
In it from this city, the greatest name of scholars like Abby has happened for xiety is how come Nora Hawaii Sofia theory and mmm Agra Hema hola I was happily model as a Chevelle khalfan Moto Z these are the great scholars in Islam came from that city just for you to understand the level of knowledge in this city there is a scholar his name ja quoted hammer when you're quoting hammer we lived 300 years after the Mubarak how many years 300 years he said I visited the model and I went to its ancient old libraries were all the books that written long time ago preserved
you Do you know what he said Rahim Allah He said I lived in this city three years I wasn't planning but what I found that the people have model the sweetest one the most generous one the most friendly one.
And the most pious one two people so friendly there and it has so many library and so many hand scripts. He said I enter one library and I found in it 12,000 books if national elf Magellan Magellan 12,000 books in one library
and he said I still remember I used to go borrow from the library next to me books what I write my books as reference. I used to borrow sometimes 200 books at one time and they will not take from me any money or any like you know
something to ensure that I will return the books
in Iran 200 books I'll take it and I will return it back. I will not let you Brian take even one book out of my library.
But they are very trusted, very generous
reason because if I lose one book I cannot replace it but then they don't care. They have so many copies.
Rahim Allah Allah Daro the care but they have so much that's why he used to make a lot of a lot of books. And he also have access to a lot of wealth and money.
Another thing that shaped his life so living in model give him access to knowledge given access to wealth, access to a good culture being nice, friendly, you know, people are so nice. It's like somebody grew up in New York and somebody grew up in Texas. New York City big difference
somebody grew up in the countryside you know you grew up in Montana you grew up in a in a you know big space live and lit to live then grew up like we are crumbling over each other's and like and Paul Baltimore Well, DC it's V DC to politicians is a different vibe for the city.
Okay, so that's, that's absolutely impact you. That's something we learned from where do you raise your children? Where do you want to retire? Where do you want to live? As you grow?
These things you can think of because it shape your life you like it or not? Another thing shaped his life, wealth. This man was extremely wealthy, rich man, businessman and woman. Listen to me to know that if we are basal on Elon Musk, and we're out of ash and you know,
Bill Gates listen to just one example of this man's Well,
his wealth in his lifetime but him a whole lot. His wealth reached to 400,000 dinars of gold. So I took the love the responsibility to transfer this to dollars. So I went in to see what's the dinar at that time means in grams, and I found out that that means this man owns gold and acids of gold. That is equal to 1,700,000 grams of gold
I looked at today price that means this man's wealth was 100 $109 million
he has 100 and million dollars
and his say
that's how much his wealth is
he used to that's his capital what's his profit how much he makes out of that capital
how much money he makes every year his annual income Rahimullah was about I'll give you the dollars just to make it short is about 27
to 2720 $27,000,000.20 7,200,000
to be precise
he makes every year $27 million
and and dollars today comparing to what the power of gold today comparing to his time that mean 27 million is even multiply that hundreds and hundreds of times because the value of money was way more than today
That annual income $27 million
he used to spend 100% All of it he keeps his capital and all his profit he never ever kept a single dollar of it
he spent the whole entire $27 million
and scholars student of knowledge righteous people
and sometimes he will take from his capital in his short
go ahead for that then I'll tell you how he spent his money give you examples
I knew of us
Once he said Rahim Allah Tada when he was asked, he said, you have so much money until when you keep growing your wealth.
Part of Allah he mattala told me the only reason
I'm making money, the only reason I have a trade and the only reason I'm increasing my wealth.
It's because of four people.
For scholars that I fully support them 100% all my wealth goes to support those people among them. affiliative Neha,
and he was asked why he said because I don't want any one of the scholars are the seeds of knowledge ever, ever asked for money from anyone,
from businessman or from
any facet, someone business was faster, someone who will use them, or from rulers or anything like that. I want them to be big, have nobility and never need anyone. I don't want them to think twice about traveling to seek knowledge. But in that without those students of knowledge, have dedicated their life for knowledge. That's why they don't have money. They're smart. If they would go to make money, they will be rich. But the only reason they're not rich because they dedicated their life to knowledge. And it is our responsibility he said, to ensure that they don't need the money
that's another level of fit.
And he said, I will give my money to the people of knowledge in any time over anyone else.
He said why? He said because there is nothing like knowledge Connolly in Nila Allah, masha and Yeah,
well, the selfishness, nothing can be more beneficial to people than spreading knowledge.
This wealth, what how cheap is like one he traveled the world to meet the scholars and to learn and to have students around the world as well. It means it allowed him to honor the scholars to support the scholars. And guess what, when you be generous with the scholars, what you get, you win the love, you win the support, okay? And the student knowledge love you and get gathered around you. Also, he win the heart of the public because he's very generous with them. Also, it makes him an independent person. He doesn't need anyone.
As pal I can tell you that. You know, one of the fatherless parent and one of the greatest blessings that we have, you know, in our mustard here and I can speak of myself shall Graham chef come out that we never felt that we need of anyone to support us financially it is only because of Allah subhanaw taala then this community and this must
I can tell you there is so many Imams they told me Shall I wish I can speak even 10% of what you say but I can't I will be fired.
I have to do so many things against what I believe it's correct it just because you know what, because the board member
I have to kiss up for someone's why Voila, someone's nephew because this person is the head of the board. My salary control buyer. I know it's wrong, but that's reality.
Reality is hard. It's not easy.
To keep someone independent that's not an easy thing to do.
That what help you when you have your own wealth when you have your money when you have your income when you control it. That's why Soufiane said wasn't for money let them Mandela tell me look garnished amendoeira tamariu The kings will use us like napkins the US US than the trash us. But because I'm independent I don't need them. I don't need their positions
also money have made effect his personality. When you are wealthy, how this affects your personality. Can anybody tell me imagine someone always short always running short versus someone who's comfortable and very comfortable life how this impact personalities
you never been shorten your life
or you ever been comfortable you're like one of the two
you're vulnerable. It's all is a stress. You live in stress. Always worry about what's going to happen next. That's something affect your personnel what else those who have wealth there sorta lacks
Not necessarily. Wealth can buy a lot of means to make your life comfortable. So you can focus on things that matter. Happiness does not come from money and does not come because of the existence of money. That's not true. happiness comes from within you can have a lot of money and you can have small money. Happiness does not connect it to it. But being an hamdulillah comfortable. One other thing as well is make you have confidence. You like it or not that's reality. People would wealthy they have a sense of confidence. You know what I'm, I come from a strong position. Okay, I am also stress free, I can focus, I can sit my priorities. Also I'm well served, well served. You know,
somebody like him in ROTC, he doesn't need to worry about papers, you know his books will be written copies will be made.
He has so many people to make copies of his books. Yeah, he's so like he comes from a position of power. All of us have things to shape your life. And I'm saying this because some people think
that too extreme with their kids. They make them suffer.
They make them owes less. And there's another extreme which is very spoiling kids. Oh, you rock the car. Don't worry sweetheart. You just you know rock that Lexus that I bought you you know the cube that I bought you last month? Okay, no problem. I'll get you in a Lamborghini. Hopefully you can do better.
You lost this car. I'm gonna get you a better car. He just loved you to spoil kid. Never take responsibility. But there is also a lot of parents of the opposite. I'm not gonna give him I'm always make him feel short. feel less hamdulillah Allah give you money. Well, Allah He, when I was in high school, I used to have a kid in our high school. In a gathering kid that wasn't part of that guy that was not my friend. But he's a friend of some other people. I know. They were five. He said to them. When my father die. I will give each one of you guys 1 million as a gift. Let him die.
Just can't wait for him to that. His father is a multi billionaire.
He never bought for his son a car. He never give him son. He said, I suffered when I was kid. So you have to suffer to
what kind of mentality is that? You don't have to suffer. Don't spoil it. But he doesn't have to suffer almost one or the other did not make you suffer now for a reason. So you can be good to your family
that's needed a balance not to one of the two extreme anyway. And when you look at his life, Rahim Allah, you see how this is so clear in his life?
I'm gonna have Abdullah Abdul Wahab. He said that Muhammad Abdullah and Sam said I was with them robotic traveling.
I was traveling with him a long travel about a month. He said every day,
the dinner was a whole entire sheet, his dinner, a whole entire sheet.
And falou that the most expensive honey, and the most expensive sweets in the basically the food that's bring them is like another level so much. And that's the whole trip like that while they're traveling.
And I said to him, that's a lot of money. A lot of food, nothing goes to waste. After the eat, they give. So he said to him, what kind of budget you have for this trip? He said, Oh, I'm a little bit on this trip. I asked him our
server, the servants who the cook and the chef and the people who make the food and you were sad enough, and I want them I want you to spoil my key My guest this trip.
Guess how much he gave him? He said I designated for him. The LCD now.
You know what's over dinner means? It's about two it's about $260,000
Like they go on for a trip or what?
Is it? $260,000 just for food to cover all food.
Also want to think the shape is live Rahim Allah. We're only one minute left.
We will have another last lambda class to talk about the rest because I didn't get I didn't even talk to you about his qualities. But one of the things that shaped his life. I wonder this. His traveling he traveled the world to learn the knowledge to seek the knowledge. First travel was 23 years old to Iraq and
also went to Baghdad went to Mecca to Medina to Yemen to Syria to Egypt to Hassan Abdul Mobarak Rahim Allah Muhammad said there is no one in the time of Mubarak have travelled to seek knowledge like him. He traveled the world. He traveled a bus royal Coover in Iraq, and he met the scholars who are older than him younger than him in the same age. And he was a scholar of Hadith.
Chevelle company said, I was told that ignorant Mobarak Rahim Allah travel all the way to her, madam is eight. And let him say that you have Buhari and he said when her Mademoiselle met him, he was very impressed by him. And he said, What are you from the moon robotic? From Morrow, then madam Zaid said Wow, do you know a man over there his name um, to live them? Mobarak. Then he said that will be me. He said yeah, I know him very well. He said
If you do said yes, he said, that will be me. So Hammad said went and he hugged him and he said, I'm glad to meet you. And he sat with him. And he asked him to narrate Hadith to him, I met him, he said, This is share in the level of his teacher, but he said, Ask him about generate Hadith for him.
And enjoy he also very older scholars, okay. And he said, What are you from? You're an amazing person, what are you from? He's taught our son, he said, I never thought Corizon will ever produce a man like you that far country from Islam, from the heart of the Islam Muslim land, I never thought would produce someone like you. And again, even though you might live far away from the Capitol, on the heart of the muscle wall is still we can produce student knowledge. But that does not claim that read that what made him robotic, a great scholar is his knowledge, not as his passports, not his nationality.
Not his social media profile.
Is the content, what he have earned? And what do you have taught Rahimullah? So
to end this point, just quickly,
traveling the world and meeting the scholars how this will shape his life, shape his personality.
Come and tell me how traveling the world and meeting all the scholars will shape somebody's personality and impact his life.
We knew people so what if we meet new people? How that shape your life?
How that will shape your life meeting new people. Do you know the brother next to you back there?
The brother over there? I know him. But I don't think you do.
Meeting him is not going to make any impact on you.
I'm just trying to get his point. He's very close.
Man getting into pride. Come on, guys.
Think analyze. That's the whole point of studying pornography, your people Yes.
You became more talents because you get to know a lot of things you didn't know a lot of culture that you don't know. Now knowledge that you don't know.
You get out of your comfort zone. He became more of a responsible person. I cannot say enough to young people who are listening to me tonight. It's so important to travel.
I'm so proud of dalawa tourism, you know, he's young man. But he decided to go to Jerusalem with Amar, get us out of comfort zone. He never travelled like this. And he went and many people here travel young men and young woman travel to Jerusalem. It's a very interesting, you know, trip to take. Just to learn, go to Umrah traveled to seek knowledge, go to a conference, you know something new to discover. That's the Charles
curry. How was your experience going to Umrah?
Is the experience meeting new people see that's what we say meeting new people new culture new. Also one of the thing that made him have basically understanding the different modalities. He saw Malik's FIP. He saw Zeiss, Phil, he saw Latham insights.
If you live all your life and Hanafy you know, among Hanafi scholars, you live in Chicago Sharif and you never get out of Chicago Sharif, you never get to learn that there is other things that have evoke, you know, are you live in Pakistani or live? Or do you live in a certain circle? Also one of the things that make him understand understanding the culture and rich culture of different people, Arabs, Persian, you know, in North African, you know, and so forth. Also one of the thing that allowed him to
collect knowledge that it's very few people were able to collect that type of knowledge. He collected so much knowledge from this traveling, he had lumen snad he have the knowledge from it is original source. I don't need two people between me and a share. I took it straight from the share. Also, it allowed him to create a lot of good friendship. He became very close friends to Imam Malik to remember Sofia and authority to Philemon Ayub many scholars, he became very close friends, to them, that means he can consult them, they can talk to each other, they can work together and some even project and learn from one another. Also, traveling the world have made him very famous,
very famous, also experienced where he grew his wealth as well. So you know, there is so much he have learned. It'd be hat and said I heard my father his father, one of the greatest scholars in Hadith, he said, cannibal Mubarak
Kuru dunya relative and Hadith
if I will say the prophets of Salaam, Hadith voatz choose for people in Islam. They have preserved the Sunnah of the Prophet of Allah. One of them will be an embolic he's 1/4 of the Sunnah 1/4 of the deen this man have preserved in his own
as an incredible
abou Sam I said Mara it Roger and Allah but an enemy and never seen a man who traveled to seek knowledge like him Allah
says a shame one thing we hear to comment on it such a shame that people say I travel the world, masha Allah I know people travel a lot
okay and travel that's good, which is never travel for something to increase my deep never traveled to Mecca never tried to Medina never tried to Muslim land to to know or to study.
No interest. Just going to the South Pole Walla to the Titanic will lead to you know, and all that's what you care for to discover. That's fine. But at least you know get to discover also things that will benefit you grow you. You don't learn something new to grow as a person because the growth of your soul more important than the growth of your body and your well.
I still have maybe three points about shaped his life. Then after 10 points about his special qualities and an amazing story about his life Rahimullah. That will be Shala Dylan Barak, part two when we studied Thank you very much. Have a great night and I hope there is so much to be learned from this life. Scholar put him on lockdown