Wasim Kempson – Seerah Moments #04 Rebuilding the Kabah

Wasim Kempson
AI: Summary © The speakers discuss the history of Islam's use of stone construction of the Kaaba, including the use of black stone for rebuilding and the implementation of the Prophet's rule to rebuilding. They emphasize the importance of having a good character and maintaining good behavior among Muslims to avoid warfare and avoid falling into political parties. The speakers also touch on the use of hesitation and hesitation to avoid evil, and the importance of being a positive effect on one's community.
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bla Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam ala Rasulillah Salam alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh, my dear brothers and sisters. Now the Kava is something which is beloved to every single Muslim. But as we know that the kava went through a number of stages in how or how it is protected and actually built, we know that Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam, he built the foundations of the Kaaba. And through the generations, it went through tragedy, it went through a renewal in the building of the foundations and that we're on top of it. Now, during the life of Rasulullah, salallahu Alaihe Salam, a major incident happened in the rebuilding of the kava, just to let you know, and this is something

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which many Muslims they don't know that the caliber that we see now, was not always in this particular fashion. It wasn't built like this, at the time of the Prophet sallallahu earlier said when he was approximately 35 years old, the there was a flood. And this particular flood affected the foundations of the cabinet itself. Now the cat about how it was built at that time, was actually in the shape of a D. So it had like a straight line of course, and then it had a curved round. So the it was more rectangular shaped more longer than we see it at the moment, not the square cube, but rather it was elongated. However, the Quraysh when the sale when the flood came in effected the

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foundations, because the kava itself was just built with bricks, it didn't have cement, or anything like that between it was just bricks built on top of each other, and actually wasn't that very high, if you'd like maybe as high as a very tall man, and that the people used to perform tawaf around the Kaaba. So this is how it used to look at the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, before he became a messenger at ISA to Salaam. So the Qureshi amongst themselves decided that they should rebuild, and how they would rebuild the Kaaba is, essentially is to bring down the major part of the building, and then build again upon the foundations. However, within themselves, there was a great

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amount of fear, and they feared that if they brought down and broke down the walls of the Kaaba, would Allah subhanaw taala punish them for this. This tells us that they had a belief in Allah subhanaw taala and that the tablet itself was something sacred, and not to be abused in any way. So they said, What shall we do? They said, We will wait one night, Allah subhanaw taala knows our intention. And if nothing happens to us on this particular night, tomorrow, we will begin the rebuilding of the cab. So one night it passed, nothing happened. And then therefore, they decided that they were going to rebuild the cab. They all agreed also, the Quraysh Islam hadn't come to them

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yet. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was not receiving any real revelation from Allah subhanaw taala. However, they made a decision that they would only use pure money when rebuilding the cab. So any money that was taken and pressed wait stealing from people, or any money that was gained through usually labor or any money that was gained through a oven biller through the selling of slaves and all of these things, they wouldn't allow that only pure money was allowed to actually be used in the rebuilding of the of the cab. So they agreed this and they broke down the walls of the cab and they began rebuilding the cab with new new walls and new foundations. The Prophet

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sallallahu alayhi salam actually took part in the rebuilding of this of the kava with his uncle and Abbas, Radi Allahu Allah. Now, when the foundations on the walls were rebuilt of the caliber, what remained was the Blackstone. So all of the different tribes, they all participated in the rebuilding of the Kaaba, and the last stone, or the last placement to be completed was the black stone. And at this time, the tribes they began to argue, they said, Who has the right and who is going to put the or have the honor of placing the rock on this particular stone, the black stone back into the cab, all of the tribes within themselves saw themselves of having the most right until different tribes,

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for example, there were two tribes that were going to actually fight over

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the right to place the stone or the Blackstone back into the cabin. So they waited three days, and there was tooing and froing. And there was about to have a war in Makkah over who Subhanallah was going to place the Blackstone into the Kava. So after three days, an individual whose name was Abu OMYA Ibn and Malayala Alma Kazumi, he said, Yeah, I'm actually encourage all people of the Quraysh Why don't you Why don't you make a solution amongst yourself so that you don't fall into warfare? Why don't you

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The next person to enter upon us that that person we will accept their ruling their judgment with regards to the Blackstone, and they all agreed, the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was the next person to enter. Immediately, when the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam entered upon them, what did they say rodina Bay Mohammed, we are pleased with Muhammad salallahu Alaihe Salam, what are the inner be hooked me and we will be pleased with his ruling, meaning Subhanallah that they were not only happy with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. But they were also going to be happy with the judgment that hadn't even been made yet. This was the position that Muhammad sallallahu

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alayhi salam had amongst the Quraysh and this is the importance of having a good character and having a good manner amongst the people, that you have this impact upon people that when they know about you, and they hear about you, they will mention you with goodness. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he entered upon the Quran and they told him about what had happened, and that they were going to be happy and pleased with what he ruled with, or the judgment that he was going to give them. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam moved to the corner and he took a piece of cloth. And he placed that cloth on the floor in front of the cabin. Subhanallah very simple, did the people

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confused as to what is going on here? Here the Prophet sallallahu Allah said to the four major tribes, each of you take a corner of this cloth, and then the black stone will be placed on this cloth. And you all raise it up together, meaning that you will all participate in the completion in the building of the Kaaba, and they will all happy with that. And here the Prophet SAW Selim pushed the Blackstone into the Kaaba, and everybody was happy. Well, Allah al Hamd, by the judgment and the solution of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. The first thing I want to mention concerning this story is that the Quraysh, who at that time, Islam had not come to them. They saw themselves as

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responsible for the cab. They saw the caliber as something which was sacred, something that they had to treat and respect and in its rebuilding, they wanted to ensure that they avoid it and stay away from riba usually stay away from haram money. Now, if we think as Muslims, Allah subhanaw taala blessed us with Islam Alhamdulillah Allah Subhana Allah blessed us with the knowledge of to know what was halal, and to know what is haram. And it is unfortunate for a Muslim who knows these things, but yet still falls into usually robber taking out loans which are haram. If the Quraysh the people who are not Muslims, at that time had the respect for the club at that time and in its

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rebuilding, ensured that they had to stay away from all haram money. Why we as Muslims Alhamdulillah Allah subhanaw taala blessed many Muslims, with lots of wealth, bless them in so many different ways. Why do we find ourselves falling into using riba using riba usually haram and so on and so forth? This is Subhanallah a great issue, which many of us have taken something as a very small Allah, Allah, Allah blessed us with Islam. So why do we fall into haram and belittle this particular haram? May Allah subhanaw taala bless us with enforcing and upholding that what is good and repelling and staying away from the evil? Allah subhanaw taala tells us contemplado Merton digitala

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nurse that you were the best of nations why? That maroon and Bill metal roof he will tend to hone and Ivanka that you will people who commanded the good and forbidding the evil or took me no no Biller, and that you believed in Allah subhanaw taala. The next issue I want to mention as well is that the solution that the Prophet SAW Selim presented to Quraysh they may see as something which was, this is like a very simple excuse, I mean, a solution for the people. However, if you bear in mind, the Quraysh, where people have occurred, they were clever people or wise people. And the days passed, however, they didn't find this particular solution and sometimes the genius is in the

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simplicity. Sometimes the solution that is presented and given to people is in its simplicity. So do not belittle a solution that is given to somebody regardless of who they are. Bearing in mind that the Prophet sallallahu sallam was only 35 years old at this particular time, and the chieftains of the Quraysh were much older than the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. However, the status of Rasulullah Selim in his community was that regardless of age, he was known again as a Saudi Amin, the character, the manners of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was so profound in his community, that his age was not an issue. His tribe was not an issue. Even the simplicity of his

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solution was not questioned at all, with Allah al Hamd with the solution, Allah subhanaw taala protecting the Quraysh protected the people from falling into war, protected them from shedding blood amongst themselves, will will Allah Hill hunt. Also, we find that the Prophet salallahu alayhi salam was not an individual who kept himself away from his community didn't hide himself away. Even though there were many things that the people were involved in like shook you

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usury, fornication and all of these haram. The Prophet SAW Selim didn't keep himself away from his community. There were certain aspects of the community that they had certain things that they upheld were good. And the prophets supported that. Those things which were haram which were vices within the community, no doubt the Prophet sallallahu Sallam made a stand against that alcohol, fornication and should, the prophet is made clear that he was not going to involve himself in such things. But where there was good, where there was benefit the Prophet sallallahu ALA, Selim was involved and was part of the community. Similarly, as close to Islam as Muslims, we should also be people who are not

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cutting ourselves off from our communities. Clearly there are these great amounts of haram which may be may be facing in certain countries, whether it is fornication whether it is riba whether it's alcohol and drugs and so on and so forth, where it is people worshipping other than Allah subhanaw taala us as Muslims need to be a positive effect on people. And by cutting yourself off, how is it possible to have that good effect upon the community, we look to the example of the Prophet sallallahu Allahu Allah was a lamp who avoided the Haram but still at the same time had that positive effect upon his community. And this is because he had that balance between these two sides

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in entering and being part of the community. We ask Allah subhanaw taala to allow us to have a positive effect upon our communities. We ask Allah subhanaw taala to protect us from all that is haram and allow us to enjoy the good and to forbid the evil. And this is what raised up this particular home of Muhammad Sallallahu it seemed to be the best of among the best of nations Baraka lo Vika masala Allahu wa sallim wa barik ala Nabina Muhammad wa early he was a big man was Salam alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh bla

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