Seerah Moments #11
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bla Milla well hamdu lillah wa Salatu was Salam ala Rasulillah Salam alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh. My dear brothers and sisters,
our beloved Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam came into this world as a team as an orphan. And we know that Abdul Muttalib, who was the grandfather of the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam had a number of sons. And they say that the most beloved of the sons of Abdul Muttalib was Abdullah, who is in fact the father of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa salam. Now Abdullah Ibn Abdul Muttalib he married a woman called Amina to been to Wahab min Benissa Hara from a tribe called Ben was Zara, which was a place close to Allah Medina. Shortly after the were married, they made a journey and they went to a Shem to a place in Palestine actually close to us. And they did some business there and upon
returning they took the route which passed close by Allah Medina, that Abdullah he fell ill and then he remained with his relations with the uncles from his from his mother's side in a place called Benihana jar. And he remained there for a few days. And then then he passed away. And then he was buried, close to El Medina.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam at this time was not yet born, but his mother was pregnant. Um, you know, with the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam. So when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was born, he was born a year team and offer an orphan and his father had passed away, before he had actually born was born. Now, the levels of a person who is an orphan is not the same. For example, a person who, whose father passes away before they're born is the most severest type of a person being an orphan, into that person never met their father never had an experience of any upbringing with their father, as opposed to another child, who may be spent some years and then
maybe their father passed away while they were not reached the age of puberty. And that is Islamically a definition of what a team on often is that whose father passes away, and they have not reached the age of, of puberty. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was born in this situation, and we know that Allah subhanaw taala tells us Allah Mujica your team and our did or will you not found as an orphan, and then you were helped and nurtured.
So this was the situation of the Prophet salallahu Alaihe salam from the very first day that he was born in a very difficult situation. We know that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was born on a Monday, because the Prophet sallallahu sallam said, when he was asked about fasting the Monday, the prophets have said Wehrli Kaleo will it to me? This is the day that I was born, when Xena Isla Yaffe and this was the day that I first received revelation. So we know the day that he sallallahu alayhi salam was born on also we know for sure that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was born in Makkah. The actual placement of Maca is somewhat different over however, if any one of you have
been to Makkah, and you have performed the Safa and Marwah, the walking between the two mountains, if you exit that area, just over the about 100 meters away, you will see a library there. And this library is set to be the place of the birth of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So his place where he was born is also known. It is also known that he was born in the month of an Obeah. And oh, well. This is the Islamic month for a year old. So the placement of the Prophet sallallahu Ellison's birthplace is known in a very small house, which was close to the Kaaba. As for the month he was born, and he was born in the month of rubella with us for the exact day, then the scholars
have differed over this to the exact day Some say it was the second, some say the eighth, some say the ninth or something that 10th, the 12th, the 17th or even the 22nd. It is not an issue or matter which we can say absolutely, that this is the day. There are, you know, maybe strong opinions to say it is either the 12th or possibly the eighth or the ninth one, Allahu Adam, these are the most famous opinions, but it is not something we can say absolutely, that this is the day of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam birth. We know the year it was the annual feel. It was the year of the elephant and this is what Abraha who came Who's the king in Yemen he came and wanted to destroy the
cat that destroy the Kaaba and we know that Allah subhanaw taala sent down birds with this clay and then allegedly destroyed them and this is mentioned in spiritual field element Allah cave of Allah bookmobiles herbal field, it is a well known surah in the Quran.
Now when the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam was born he
He was under the custodianship of his mother, Amina. And we know that it is very important to have this upbringing from a mother we know that there are many prophets whom Allah subhanaw taala mentions in the Quran that they were brought up specifically by their mother. If you know the example of Ismail alayhi salam, he was brought up by his mother. If you know the story of Lisa Ali Salam was brought up by his mother. If you know the story of Musa Ali Salam, an amazing story Subhanallah who his mother had to put him in taboada small box and to put him in the river only to be rejoined with him Subhanallah later on because Musa alayhis salam would not breastfeed from any
other woman. And then Subhanallah Salafi, united them both. So as we mentioned previously, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa salam was a well known individual, everything has been recorded from the place that he was born, from the date in the year everything that was born as for the day Exactly, there is some difference of opinion. There's not something we can say exactly the day, however, everything around the situation and the birth, and whose mother was and who his father was, and who his relatives were, all of that is known. Now bearing this in mind, as a bankasi. To the famous scholar, he said, that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was born in a situation where
it is the most difficult for any child to be born in, where they're born and their father is not present. This means that they will go without important upbringing, important nurturing from the father and the placement of the father in the home and with the child is extremely important. And he has a very specific role in the upbringing of the child, just as the mother has a very specific role in bringing up the child. Now when the Prophet says him would grow up in this way, not having the father being there with him. This as some of the scholars have said, This allowed the Prophet salallahu Alaihe salam to go through and face the trial of not having that. And then therefore,
whenever he sallallahu alayhi salam would meet the orphans later on, he would feel a know exactly the situation, a person who never faced the trials and the difficulties of people, it is at times very, very difficult to relate to them. And as we know that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, and our Kefalonia team, her colorful Jana, the one who looks after the team, one who looks after the orphan will be like this with me will be like this with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi salam in the Paradise. And there are many references in the Quran as well, about the reward and the benefit of supporting and looking after the orphans. And this is something which maybe within our
communities, something we have forgotten about, that there are children who are possibly in care, there are children who need monetary support, or need to be taught and whether it is the Quran or to be taught the religion. But sometimes we have become a little bit selfish, if you like, it'll be materialistic. There's my family, it is my sadaqa or whatever I'm earning needs to go to my blood and my family, and that we forget, we forget about those who are in need. Don't forget that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was born as a team, that he was born as an orphan. And that when the wet nurses they came to Makkah to take the children out into the, into the, into the Sahara into
the desert to look after the children. No one wanted to take the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam because he was an orphan.
This is the situation that sometimes, you know, people they turn away from people who are in need and as Muslims, we should not be like that, only for Halima Saudia that she took the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam as the witness and she looked after him for two years, and she found in her life Subhanallah a complete change the baraka that came into her life. When she came back after two years, she begged the mother for her to keep the Prophet salallahu Alaihe salam for a longer time and we know that the Prophet Addison stayed with her for about another two years, until the incident where Allah Allah Allah sent the angel Jibreel to open up the chest and to clean the heart of
Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam with his emsam the children they saw this and they bought the child that Prophet SAW Selim to Halima. She became very scared. And then the child I Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was sent back to his mother. So this is a very important point for us to care for those who are in this situation hug very needy. There's also a benefit actually, there's some of the early mount that they mentioned, in that the Prophet salallahu Alaihe. Salam was, you know, brought up with without a father. And when he sallallahu alayhi salam was chosen by Allah Jalla wa he received the revelation become a prophet and messenger. There was no one who could claim that your
father taught you all of these,
this revelation that you are claiming, he didn't have that. Therefore, we know for sure that the Qureshi rejected the professor were unable to say such a thing, because the placement of a father with any in the tribal system is extremely important, and that they miss out on so many things and if that is missing, then they are unfortunately, that they are looked down upon. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam grew up as an orphan and went through very difficult
situation is in that only after six years, being with his mother, his mother passed away, and then put into the care of his grandfather, Abdul Muttalib. So in the first eight years of the life of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam being born not knowing his father, and then his mother passing away. And then when spending only two years with his grandfather, Abdul Muttalib, who actually named the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam, he also passed away. And it is known that when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was born, that Abdul Muttalib he came to the, of course, an animal sacrificed, giving thanks. And then they knew that they had to name the child and people were
asking Abdulmutallab, what are you going to name him? What name are you going to give this baby boy? And he replied, I'm going to name him, Mohammed. And the people were amazed at why you're going to name him Mohammed. Mohammed at that time was a name, which was really very rare. Only a few people of the past had actually named the children, Mohammed, when it was said to them, when he was asked to tell them, why are you naming him Mohammed? He simply replied, I have hope that this individual will be the one who is praised on earth, and the one who will be praised in the heavens. This person had a good intention concerning the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and similarly, we
should have good intentions and good hope in Allah subhanaw taala, strong hope and Allah, Allah, Allah, that similarly, when we name our children with good names, beautiful names, that we think that it's my son or my daughter, that there will be something left on Russia and that they will have something big in the in the deen of Islam, that they will become a personality, they will be a carrier of this religion, we should have these hopes for our children. But it is not false hope. Because we need to work towards that. Because the hope is not done is at the time of birth, but you have to work and strive and struggle looking after and to bring bring your child in the best
possible manner, knowing the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam, I ask Allah Allah Allah to preserve all of our children, and that we become the best of nurtures for our children. Allahumma Amin Baraka lafay was Salam alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh