Seerah Moments #02
Channel: Wasim Kempson
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bla Milla will hamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam ala Rasulillah about the salam alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh. My dear brothers and sisters, before our beloved Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was chosen as a prophet and messenger by Allah subhanaw taala. He went through a number of incidents in his life which testifies to the Amana to the trustworthiness and the truthfulness that he sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was upon. And there's a number of benefits that we can take from this insha Allah to Allah. There was one incident shout out that I want to mention, and we can take great benefit from this. And it is an incident called hateful fluid, which if you want to translate as a virtuous,
or great alliance, and this was based upon an incident where a man from Yemen, who was named zubaid, he was from a tribe in Yemen. And he came to Makkah to sell a number of items and goods. And this was the practice of the people that they would come to Mecca. Because it was a place of Tiara it was a place of buying and selling. Now he sold his items to an individual court allows even a 70 now this individual who's from the noble people, the well known people of the kurush. Now, this individual did not pay debate the money for the particular goods. Now this debate, he went to the chieftains of the Corporation said and asked him why he did not pay me for the goods that I sold
him, I need you to help me. However, the chieftains from the Quraysh they refused to help zubaid, who was a person in MK alone who had no tribe, to defend him or to help him. So what happened then, is that he went to the cab, this individual because zubaid He went outside the cab and he, from the top of his voice cried out instead, who will help me for the oppression that I am facing a Zubayr Ibn Abdul Muttalib, who was the uncle of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam heard the claim of this individual and knew within himself that there was oppression and that this was wrong. Now even though the corporation themselves had many practices, which were from our perspective, as Muslims
were haram, and great injustice is in the fact that they are associated partners with a loss of hundreds the owner, as obeyed also knew that the Arabs at that particular time had some virtuous behavior. And that was to help the oppressed and to help certain individuals that they did not want to be known as oppressors to individuals. So it was your bed, he went to the house of Abdullah Ibn Majah Dan, and he called the tribes of Benu, Tamim and also Ben was a hora and Benwell Hashem, bearing in mind that our beloved and abyssal Allahu alayhi wa sallam was from Banu Hashim. They all agreed, and they made an oath together, that they would help this individual have his goods
returned. So they went to this man and then they went to a house in the world, and they took the possessions that he had took, that he had taken from zubaid, and then he returned them. These particular tribes returned these goods to this oppressed individual. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was part of this
agreement, this virtuous Alliance. And we know that when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had been chosen by Allah Jalla, wa ala to become a prophet and messenger, and he was teaching the companions and he said, I was there present and I was a witness, when we were in the house of Abdullah Bucha Dan, and it was more beloved to me that I am part of this agreement and Alliance than the red camel. Now the red camel is a very expensive form of wealth that was to the Arabs at the time the Prophet sallallahu sallam said this was more beloved to me, that I was part of this alliance than that particular red camel. And if I was called, to stand up against injustice and
oppression right now, then I would do so. Now I want to mention a number of benefits from this alliance that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was part of, we know first and foremost, Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us you have Levine mineral Kulu Wamena, bellicosity shahada, Allah, O you who have believed, stand up right in front of Allah subhanaw taala with justice, and the term justice and the adult Alchemist is something which is mentioned from the very beginning of the Quran. To the very end. The biggest justice the biggest Huck, as a Muslim that we give is that we worship Allah subhanaw taala alone, not associating any partners with Allah subhanho wa taala.
We also find that in the life of Rasulullah, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, that no matter who aware that oppression stood, or if there was a statement that was wrong, that he would stand up for that, even if it meant coming from a non Muslim. On one particular occasion, a Jewish man, he came to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and he said in Nakum, tertiary Khun, that you associate partners, now the Prophet sallallahu
Manuel Selim was astounded by such a statement. The Jewish man he said, The some of your companions they say Masha Allah who worshipped that they say your companions, your companions, they say that what Allah wills and what you will owe Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam so they are putting you and Allah subhanaw taala on the same pedestal. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam realized that this was an incorrect statement. So the Prophet sallallahu wasallam took the companions to say, masha Allah, what Allah willed then what you willed or what they willed. So here we find the statement of a non Muslim, being presented to the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam, highlighting a
mistake in the words of how the companions were speaking. Now, this doesn't mean because it was coming from non Muslim that we rejected it, or the Prophet sallallahu wasallam rejected it rather, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam saw that this was an incorrect statement, and then taught the companions in turn, how to speak properly, the topic of justice, or Aladdin is of the utmost importance topic for us as Muslims to know. And that is that whoever or whatever situation the Muslim is involved in, we are to stand up for justice, and oppose oppression in any way, shape, or form, that it comes. And we find that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was the first and
foremost in individuals in standing up against one. Another beautiful benefit that we can take from this particular story is that it is permissible for the Muslims to be engaged in alliances or agreements, even though they'd be non Muslims, in a matter which cause that which is higher, and which stands up for justice. And Muslims shouldn't think that because that they live in a non Muslim society, although they may have agreements with non Muslims, that is not allowed for you to be involved in that, as long as the objective is very clear, and that is standing up for justice, and that what is fair for everybody, then it has allowed for sure, based upon this narration or this
incident that the Prophet sallallahu sallam said that even if I was called to something like this now, and this is when the revelation was being revealed to the Prophet salallahu Salam, if I was called to an agreement like this, then I would be a witness to that, meaning that at the time in terms of Ajay Helia, there was mostly corn, they were non Muslims. The Prophet said, some said I would be part of that. So for us as Muslims, it is very important for us to understand the short term, and the long term benefits in terms of agreements that we are going to get involved in, and to ensure that justice is not something which is temporary, or only for a particular type of people.
But justice is something which should be forever, as much and spread amongst everybody, and that only certain parts of society or individuals will receive justice and fairness, and the others will be oppressed. As Muslims, we want to ensure that everybody has the ability to be treated fairly, and to receive their rights no matter who they are, or where they come from. Another important and benefit is that the Muslim should strive to be a benefit on the society that he's involved in. He shouldn't be a person or she shouldn't be a person who closes themselves off from those who are around them. That if a person sees an opportunity to stand up for that what is right to stand up for
justice, to stand up for people receiving their rights. The Muslims should be first in line to ensure that people have their rights and that you are there to be known to stand up for justice. We know that the people from the Kadesh before the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam received revelation. They named him as what a tsar they call Amin, the trustworthy one, the truthful one, and it has incidents like this that the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam participated in, in standing up for oppression that later on the people of the coalition, they would look back to this particular alliance, this virtuous alliance that established the hukou established justice to one individual,
the people of Makkah would look back to this incident, and say, look how the people of Makkah that they agreed and they came together, to ensure that people received their rights. Similarly, as Muslims, we should not forget that you as an individual should be throughout your life known as a person who stands up for rights and stands up for justice for for individuals, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in teaching and explaining to the companions said that I was part of an alliance once upon a time mentioning to them that before the Quran came to me, I was an individual who stood up for justice. So therefore important for Muslims to ensure that throughout their lives,
throughout their existence, the people have to be known as people of justice, people who fight for the rights for people, and are not people who want to only side with certain people because this within itself is a form of oppression. If a person believes that justice is only for a specific or special type of the community, or certain individuals, those who have positioned within the community or those who have money, this within itself is a form of oppression, even though that person believes that they are striving for justice, because we know that the true meaning of justice and
fairness is to ensure that everybody receives that justice and fairness, that is not something which is only for a particular type of the community. And this is where unfortunately, that person can be within their own bubble believe that they are striving for good and to do and striving for goodness and righteousness, however, because their understanding of what they're falling into, is only applicable to certain people. This in turn will then oppress others. And this is the beauty of Islam. That regardless of who you are, wherever you come from, that you are, do you have do rights which are to be given to you, it doesn't matter what nationality you are, or what color you are, it
doesn't matter, that Allah subhanaw taala has revealed a deen to us so beautiful that everybody is to receive their rights. So I ask Allah subhanaw taala that he allows us to be from those who stand up for justice and oppose oppression in all its forms Allahumma Amin was Allahu wa sallam robotic anatomy and a Muhammad and early he was off the hegemony and was Salam alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh bla