Seerah Moments #26
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bla Miss Mila hamdu lillah wa salatu salam ala Rasulillah
Salam alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh. My dear brothers and sisters, the next part of the car I want to go through in shadow tiada is a part which I want to split into three different parts. It is if you like the beginning, the middle and the end. Now this particular incident happened in the ninth year after Hedgehog in the month of Rajab,
halfway through the ninth year of the hijra, now if we take stock at how the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam how far he had come in his, in his messenger ship, his prophethood, and that he had spent 13 years you know, teaching these people in Makkah, eventually then making the Hijra to Medina to number we're, and then spending a number of years establishing a Muslim community went through the battles are better and 100 and 100 and also had the Treaty of her day BIA and then had the conquest of Mecca and the eighth year Alhamdulillah Morocco was free from any form of polytheism. If you'd like the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had reached and delivered what he needed to
deliver. You find that the Prophet alayhi wa Salam is now in his 60s. He's becoming a little bit older. And as Aisha Radi Allahu Anhu narrates that she visibly saw the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam becoming older, especially how he would move from one place to the next. One may think that the person has reached the peak has reached the end. However, Allah subhanaw taala continues to test his servants, and the most severely tested of servants are the prophets. Allah Hema salat wa salam. And similarly we find in our lives that Allah Allah, Allah will continue to test us. For that reason, Allah subhanaw taala tells us what Buddha or Booker had yet to kill your teen, that you
worship your Lord until the certainty comes to you. And as one of the famous scholars of the past said that certainty is none other than death.
So this particular time of the year, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam heard that the Roman Empire, the Roman emperor was getting ready to invade the Arabian Peninsula, with particular attention to El Medina, because they had heard about the Muslims coming together, unifying becoming one body, and this is from their view. So they saw as a danger to them, so they prepared themselves to invade the Muslims. Here the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam again, had to speak to the Muslims and push them towards serving Allah subhanaw taala once again, in a time where it is the middle of the summer, where it was a time where because we're talking about the introduction to this
particular event. It was in the middle of the summer, it was the time for harvesting the fruits harvesting the dates. This is where people made all their money once a year. And it wasn't a time where there was a lot of rain. It was quite a difficult time for the Muslims at this particular time. So the Prophet salAllahu alayhi wasallam adjust the Muslims openly all of them who was willing to donate dedicate whatever wealth they had to prepare an army to go and face the Roman Empire. Here Abu Bakr Siddiq Radi Allahu Han and he a number of companions they they stood forward and became Masha Allah to Allah may Allah be pleased with them all. They stepped forward and showed their
concern and love for the cause of Allah subhanaw taala Abu Bakr Radi Allahu and he came to the Prophet sallallahu ala son to donate some of his wealth or Marathi Allah one. He said that this will be an occasion that I will proceed and I will do something better. Then Abu Bakr Siddiq Rhodiola on this form of competitive competition is perfectly permissible. It is not a competitive competition where you're looking to do better than the other person and put them down as Allah subhanaw taala tells us in the Quran was the ruler Mahavira tinola become and be quick and hasten to the forgiveness of Allah subhanaw taala And in another verse, Allah subhanaw taala says, For stebic Will
Herat be quickness or be quick to the goodness of Allah subhanaw taala so remember the Allahu Anhu wanted to proceed Abu Bakr on one occasion, when he met the Prophet sallallahu it was salam, Abu Bakr it was there and we said that Abu Bakr or the Lord donated some of his wealth. How much in fact did Abu Bakr Radi Allahu, and donate? We found that Abu Bakr al de la had donated all of his wealth Subhan Allah, what a sacrifice for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala remodeled the law and donated half of his books. And he said to himself, I will not be able to have any competition with Abu Bakr in the future I will not try. Similarly we find that Earth mandible and a fern are of the Allahu and
he donated so much of his wealth. For example, He donated 1000 dinars.
dinars are the gold coins. 1000 gold coins is it also said that he donated between 708 100 of his camels. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said on this particular day concerning with myrn Male Barbara Murphy with man or male borrower affirm, I'm Isla de Leon, that nothing will harm earth magnet affirm after this day, no harm will come to him for that what he Subhanallah what he dedicated and gave for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala. Also we find Abdul Rahman Abner elf, Radi Allahu and that companion who arrived in the medina all those years ago, and he was partnered as a brother with Sadie and Robbie are on the line. And sadly Robbie was prepared to give him half of his
wealth. But the Ramadan off put his trust in Allah subhanaw taala and said, just show me where the marketplace is, until Allah subhanaw taala blessed him and he became from the richest people in in Medina, of the Rama Libnah off in the ninth year, just nine years later, he gave
800,000 Durham's these are the silver coins, as sadaqa, to prepare the army for the Muslims, those who did not have the right to go on this long journey and it was a very, very long journey, something that the Muslims have not faced before an enemy that they had not faced before. So the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam left, the left Medina with an army of 30,000 an army that the size that nobody had ever seen in the Arabian Peninsula before 30,000 Muslims making their way to own area code Tabuk, which is where it is said that the Byzantium the Roman Empire, were awaiting the Muslims. So the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam called all the Muslims to give what they could and to
go on this journey. Those who could not go like the mafia couldn't made excuses, made feeble excuses if you had no real reason, but Allah subhanaw taala exposed the behavior of these individuals, and they will also three of the Sahaba and from them Khabib nomadic or the Allah one who has his own beautiful and amazing story that he narrates himself that inshallah Allah hope we will all find time to read one day China is a beautiful story. So capital nomadic he remained behind he kept delaying until the Prophet SAW Selim was too far away and he was unable to catch up. So the Prophet salallahu alayhi salam made the journey all the way to book and when he was there, he found that the Romans,
they were not there. What had happened is that news had reached the Roman Empire that the Muslims and Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had gathered an army of 30,000 people. And they were Subhan Allah, Allah subhanaw taala placed fear in their hearts. So they returned to their lands. There the Prophet sallallahu Ellefson is the middle part I want to mention Sharla here the prophets lie Selim. He remained in Tabuk for about 20 or so days, to ensure that there was no sign of the enemy at the time and they never appeared. And here the produce or the borders of the Muslim lands and extended for almost up into a sham into the area close to Syria.
So Alhamdulillah Allah subhanaw taala gave victory again to the Muslims, and 100 No blood, no blood was spilt on this particular occasion. So after the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam was convinced and we're sure that the Roman Empire had.
The Roman army had disappeared, never even turned up in the first place. He made his way back Sal, Allahu Allahu wa salam to Medina. When he sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he returned to El Medina, the people in Medina were the women, the children were anxiously and waiting for the return and at hamdulillah when they all returned safely, they were all happy about the return of the Muslims unharmed. Then after that, the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam began meeting and speaking with those who did not participate in this particular battle, those who, who lied actually and swore by Allah subhanaw taala, that they had a valid excuse. The Prophet sallallahu Alisson accepted their excuse,
however, Khabib nomadic or the Allahu and he was debating, should he make up an excuse because he found the other people were making up false excuses. And the Prophet sallallahu sallam was accepting their excuse and let them go. Should he tell the truth that he kept delaying, delaying delaying, that was the truth. And the army got away from him? He didn't intend to. He didn't want to not participate, but it just happened like that, or should he make up a force and lie in front of the messenger SallAllahu sallam. Eventually it came to his turn, and he stood in front of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Gabi of new Malika Radi Allahu Anhu said Yo rasool Allah, I could quite
easily make up a lie and make up something false. But I have nothing else to say but the truth. And the truth is that I kept delaying and delaying and delaying until you got away from me and I was unable to catch up with you. But why Allah and Allah Subhana Allah knows best that I intended and wanted to be part of the army of the Muslims. The Prophet sallallahu I do some accepted what kind of do Malika
Dalaran said and left him. However the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam was waiting for revelation concerning the situation of captive nomadic. And during this time the Prophet alayhi salatu salam said to all of the Muslims for 40 days, not to speak to Khabib know Malik and other two companions, who were with him who did not participate in the battle. Caribou Malika the Allahu Ana and in when he narrates the story said that this was the one of the most difficult times, even to the extent that after 14 days, it was said that his family has to stay away from him, that he has to remain alone Subhanallah until Allah subhanaw taala then revealed verses in Surah Toba, freeing these
individuals from any claim of Nirach or any claim of hypocrisy, or any false excuse Allah subhanaw taala accepted the repentance and asking for forgiveness of these three individuals. What we take from this particular story is that the fact that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said ot to Hamsun that I was given five things that were never given to any other individual. And that was no sera to rob No, sir, to rob, that I was given victory by putting the fear in the hearts of the enemy Masirah, to shahada by the distance of one month. As soon as the Roman the Romans, they heard the Muslims coming in the direction of themselves, they fled, and they run away from the battlefield. We
also benefit from the story of can be nomadic, that it would it's quite easy for a person to tell another person something which is false, to lie, and to get away with something. However, the person who is truthful with Allah, Allah, Allah, and this individual Subhanallah was truthful to Allah subhanaw taala was truthful, in front of the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam, and in the end, we recite a lot we recite verses every single day around the world. There are people who recite verses where Allah subhanaw taala mentions and reminds us that he subhanaw taala forgave these three individuals Khabib no Malik and other two companions who are with him. I asked Allah subhanaw taala
to make us from those who are truthful because Allah subhanaw taala tells us Oh, you who believe fear Allah will call Masada clean, and be with the truthful. I ask Allah subhanaw taala he allows us to be truthful to ourselves, truthful to Allah, Allahu Allah and we receive His blessings through that Allahumma Amin Veronica lo Vikram was salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.