The Life of Prophet Muhammad #1 – Why Learn About the Prophet
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is a story that we read, And we read again, and we read again, and we read again and go through it again and again. And you find that one who has
on Malasadas, given a man in their heart and blessed that this is a story in a biography that they never get bored of, because they are learning the life of the most beloved person to them.
And we know it is part of our faith, part of our Eman or the completion of our Amen. That the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu, Addison was more beloved to ourselves, our own selves,
than our own selves, we love him more than our own selves is more important than our own selves. We put him forward, more in front of and forward, and any of our own choices.
If the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam did something, we put his choice, and he says, I'm over our own.
And the life of Rasulullah sallallahu, it certainly is important to every Muslim in so many different ways. It is important to the adult, the child,
the unknown person, the famous person, all Muslims, rich, poor, whoever they are, that the sear on the life of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi salam is relevant to them. And that's very important for us to say relevant, because there are aspects of his life at ESA to salaam, which
if we're talking about, you know, a very young child, between the ages of what six to 10, or 10 to 14, we have young Sahaba Radi Allahu Anhu lived with the Prophet alayhi salam, and we find how they would be with the Prophet salallahu alayhi salam, how he would treat them how he would be with them. So it's very important from for children as well. Likewise, for women, for mothers, for sisters, for wives, we find how the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would
treat them and be with them, and be an example.
So if we truly claim that we love Muhammad sallallahu alayhi salam,
to show the reality of what that love is, we must know him. And if we don't know him,
then how is it that you can claim that you love him
and have a real love, because there are people who are in all of our lives, that we love very much. And those people you find that you love that much that You are the closest to, usually, it's because you spent a lot of time with them. You've been with them, like your mother and your father, your relatives, you, you've been with them for all of their lives or all of your life. So you love them very much because you know them.
Likewise, the more you increase your knowledge about an abyssal Allahu Anhu cylinder, the more that you will love him. So the more you study the Sierra, the more knowledge you will have of him. And the more your love of Him and so Sadam will then increase.
So we look from a perspective of how he was as a husband, how he would be with his wife, how they would be with one another, respect one another implement Islam in their lives, and also the methodology of inviting others to Islam. How would you call people to Islam? How are you an example for others as a Muslim? Looking at the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is very important for us, because living in a land living in a place where the majority of people are non Muslims.
How do we call into how do we deliver this message of Islam to others?
So we benefit from the Sierra like this, if you are an educator, if you are a teacher, how can you benefit from the CFR so many examples and benefits we can take from that? If one is a leader, a leader of a community, a leader of a household? How am I supposed to respect that position that Allah subhanaw taala has given to me? If you are a seeker of knowledge, if you are a scholar, whom Allah subhanaw taala is blessed with knowledge? How do you allow that knowledge to have an impact on your life? And how are you then to impart that knowledge to others? If, for example, you are a person who is interested,
or you're inclined towards, to some extent, shunning or turning away from the dunya Zewde?
How did the Prophet sallallahu wasallam
live his life in this dunya
conflict dunya can be in this life
as though you are a stranger, oh, either the Seville
as well as the hadith is traced and translated actually, commonly, that being this dunya, as though you are a stranger, or a traveler,
stranger or a traveler. However, there's also looking at the Hadith, what oh here can mean not only that you are a stranger or a traveler, but you are like a stranger, in the sense that you are a traveler,
but you are a traveler, but you are also a stranger. So the two attributes all for the same person, not to separate situations. So you are a stranger, and at the same time, you're like a traveler.
So the Prophet sallallahu wasallam said, that this is how we should be in this worldly life, not to allow the world to consume us. So looking at the seer of the Prophet, sallAllahu alayhi wa sallam, we see how he would interact and be in this dunya.
So there are because we are all different, we all have things which we find ourselves inclined towards things which are more interesting to us than other things, you will find that the Sierra of Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam has something for you. The life of the prophet Muhammad NSSM has something which covers something that you'd like, something you are interested in.
So he's give examples, whether you want to focus on being a good husband, how to be a good wife, how to be a good educator, how to be a good teacher, how to be a good seeker of knowledge, how to be a good scholar, how to be a person who wants to live in this world in life correctly, regardless of what is beloved to you. What do you want to do, you will find that there was benefit in this era of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
and there's there's a benefit you in the benefit for you in this era of Rasulullah sallallahu. Adamson?
Now concerning sources Messiah did, where do we get the seer of the Prophet so so then, then, the first place that you can go to is Al Quran, the book of Allah subhanaw taala because there are many incidents that are lost with panel data refers to concerning specifically the Sierra the life of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So we go to the Quran. So as we go through this era, we will mention certain yet from the Quran which are touching on certain issues specific to Sierra also, the authentic sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Hadith Al Sharif. So for example, books that were written, focusing on the statements and the actions and the
what you commonly well known as a hadith like Bukhari Muslim, sunnah widowed Ted Murthy, these kinds of books of Hadith, we can look at these books
to increase our understanding, in this era of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
Thirdly, books of Shama and books, which would talk about
descriptions of the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam at specific times, which would maybe and these are specific books, that some of the aroma that they would would write and one of the most famous books is Shama mohammedia, by Imam a TED Murthy, Rahim Allah and the book itself is has been translated into English. So you can find descriptions and look at and understand who this man was, What did he look like, what his characteristics were, what His attributes and he set out to sell them.
Also other books that can be referred to our books called dela Elon Naboo Wilmore desert, or signs of prophethood, the miracles of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and that there were many aroma who wrote books on
on this topic from them environment by happy has a very famous book called delighted and abour and also the Elena Muhuali. And Asma Hurney these are two very famous books on the topic of
good or ill or proofs
of Prophethood are the books that would be you would refer to to increase our understanding of the Sierra
books which are specifically written on
as we are doing now, let's see about the life of Muhammad Sallallahu WHITESON and his battle cell Mahasi. Okay, so these are the books that you can refer to,
for us to increase our knowledge about the Prophet Elisa. So then talk some history, like Ibn cathedra
albida When you hire a book called El Carmen, tidy by Ibn Ethier Rahim Allah, these are two very good books in history because of the clarity because
The old fashioned authenticity, because of the
direct approach and delivering history without too much additions of personal opinion, these are two very good books for
So these are
some books that you know, or some references resources that you can go back to, in looking at and compiling, increasing your knowledge about the life of Rasulullah sallallahu.
Now, the next point I want to mention is that, that the Sierra and studying his life should be
something with with a view for us to try, implement and follow as much as we can. It's not just something which is in theory, it's not just information for us to just collate, and just to ponder over and think over. And it becomes a mental exercise. This is not what the point of the CLI is, the point of studying the Sierra is that we can gain enough practical knowledge, because that's the aim of knowledge that you implement it, you learn and then you implement. And then you teach, that anything that you can take from the life of Rasulullah sallallahu alyssum, you think is relevant, and that is something that you need to implement, then you go ahead and you do that. It's not just
taking information. So anything that you learn and you find that this is the marking period is a matinee period. Now, it's something for us to try and follow something for us to, to implement immediately.
this is one of the
special gifts that Allah subhanaw taala gives to any one person is that number one, that they will be given beneficial knowledge.
And then secondly, that they will act upon that beneficial knowledge.
And in fact, that that you ask Allah subhanaw taala every day in your Salah, to guide you to the straight path, the path that Allah subhanaw taala has chosen and blessed, not the path of those who have earned Allah azza wa jal is anger, or those people who have gone astray. Those people who've earned Allah Jalla Allah's Anger, who, those who have knowledge that they know, but they choose to reject, and that they don't act upon that knowledge.
And the second type of people or those who have gone astray, those are people who have no knowledge, and then act upon that ignorance.
So as a Muslim, you want to have beneficial knowledge.
And you want to act upon it.
So you prevent yourself from ignorance, and you prevent yourself or protect yourself from, from arrogance. Because if you know something is the truth,
but yet you still you turn away from it, what is turning you away from it except what showered desires, or arrogance. So you seek Allah, Allah Subhana Allah is protection and you seek refuge in Allah azza wa jal from being either one of those two extremes, whom Allah subhanaw taala has not guided, but rather you want to be from those guided people who have beneficial knowledge, and that they act upon that. So it's a responsibility so much earlier,
that whenever you hear something concerning the universe penalty, it now becomes
a choice for you. Either you will implement it, or you won't implement it, or they will follow it or you won't follow it.
And this is the great responsibility that is given to those people who have knowledge
that yes, ALLAH SubhanA, Allah has blessed them with lots of knowledge, but at the same time, that they will have to act upon that.
So this is a very important point when we're studying, going through the sila, that we have this in mind.
And the best example for us, those who took directly from the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, who acted upon that, and then we see that firsthand, firsthand accounts that Allah subhanaw taala bless them and allow them to achieve what they achieved. Are the Sahaba Radi Allahu anhu, the companions of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, they are a great example for us, that they were living this era. They were living the life of the prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi salam, and whatever came to them that they would implement, and that they would live the example that was given to them. Now for us, for us, we never saw the Prophet sallallahu ala send them we never lived with
him. We never had the blessing.
They did. The companions that are the other one they did. And we see how successful they were. And how Allah how Allah has blessed him in so many different ways.
So if we want to emulate,
we want to emulate that what preceded us, then we have to look very carefully as to what made them successful. What made them successful, you need to go back to the roots of these issues understand that Allah subhanaw taala gave them so many things they were able to achieve so much.
Why was it just coincidence? Was it just the toss of a coin? Yes, it was going to be no, it wasn't going to be. No.
Indeed, it was the Sunnah of Allah subhanaw taala to be like this. And if you look at the verse in Surah, tunnel, okay, there's a very beautiful verse, very important verse for us to ponder over now, especially when we look at maybe you know, some of the situations that we are in we have as Muslims and as Islam is victorious in so many ways on this earth, but by the grace of Allah subhanaw taala Islam is entering the homes of millions of people. Islam is entering the heart, the homes of so many millions of people, even though even though that people may will other than that, that they don't want Islam to spread. Allah Subhanallah this deen is spreading well 1100 So this is a victory for
But then there are other issues which may be seen as some form of weakness, and issues that we need to look at. So when we look at the verse in Surah, to note and verse number 56, that we see that Allah subhanaw taala promises those who have Iman, and do righteous actions,
is the word min Allah. If you and I make a promise, maybe we're able to fulfill that. Maybe we're not. But this is a promise from Allah subhanaw taala that that was revealed to our beloved Nabi sallallahu alayhi salam, centuries and centuries ago.
So Allah subhanaw taala tells us in the translation of this verse,
that Allah subhanaw taala has promised those among you who believe and do righteous actions, what are the Allahu Medina irmen Amin como la sala ahead?
This is a promise for Allah from Allah, for those who have Iman and do righteous actions
that Allah subhanaw taala will certainly grant them succession.
What does that mean? That Allah subhanaw taala will establish them on this earth, they will remain and that they will be given authority.
Just as people who preceded you will given authority, and that they will given ability over the or whoever was on this earth
and that he subhanaw taala will grant them the authority to practice their Deen their religion, which Allah subhanaw taala has chosen for them and that He is pleased with
you. So you have Iman, you do righteous actions that Allah azza wa jal will give you authority on this earth, just as He Subhanallah delegated authority to those who came before you. And that he will allow you to establish your deen that he subhanaw taala is pleased with
and that he subhanaw taala will exchange
he will give to these people, he will surely give them exchange of safety. After that there was a time when they were living in fear.
When they had fear and they didn't know what's happening. Allah subhanaw taala replaced that fear and he will give them security and he subhanaw taala will give them safety.
But there are conditions to this as well.
What is the condition, the Bodoni law usually gonna be shaped as they worship Me alone, and they do not associate partners with me.
And that whoever disbelieves in after that, then they are a rebellious people.
So this condition of Allah subhanaw dadi puts down is that we worship Him alone, and that we don't associate any partners with him. Quite simple. So
the Allah Subhanallah will give you all of that, if only that you worship Him alone, and that you don't associate any partners with him. But then the reality of what is that? What is it that you will worship Allah subhanaw taala alone and not associate any partners with him. That means that your entire existence, it belongs to Allah subhanaw taala that you love what Allah loves, and you hate what Allah hates. And everything that Allah subhanaw has commanded you with is the single most important thing for you to fulfill.
And you associating any partners with Allah subhanaw taala anything that would that would make Allah azza wa jal displeased with you
It becomes the most hated thing to you.
And that you wouldn't permit or allow yourself to fall into anything which would
allow yourself to fall into that.
So this verse ponder over it very carefully, brothers and sisters and sorted to note
in verse or verses number 55. And number 56.
So, here we find
in the year 570,
which was the year that our beloved Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was was born.
But for us to get how have some context
to the coming or the bringing to this Earth, our beloved Nabi SallAllahu sallam, you have to understand, it's important for us to stay on what was happening on Earth at that particular time.
empires that existed at that time, but their boys Indian Empire, and the Persian Empire.
And they were north and east of the Arabian Peninsula, the Arabian Peninsula is the largest peninsula in the world, and was split up into different tribal areas, maybe between 10 and 12 different areas.
It's not like it is now just one country, if you like, and that's it. Back then, there were different areas, there was hedgerows area, there was an area, there was a seed, many areas and maybe an upcoming lessons, we'll talk about the different areas that existed at that time.
So what you have is the Christian Roman, Byzantine Empire.
And at that time, you find that the Roman Empire was essentially into two parts, the Western and the eastern part. And the eastern part is what you closest to the Orthodox Christians that you find now.
And the western part, more taking on the, what is commonly known as the Catholics.
And then you have the Persians.
Now, all of them Apocrypha, all of all of the all of them upon upon disbelief, for them, oppression, darkness. And even within the Arabian Peninsula, that time where people were
into polytheism in all different ways, worshipping people, worshipping stones, worshipping angels, worshiping anything you can imagine, even at times, that they would make the idols out of food.
And if they got hungry, that eat that, and then make another one, as bizarre as that sounds, but this is what people used to do, and how misguidance I'd really
closed the whole earth. All that remained at that time were just very few individuals from Al Kitab, who are aware of some teachings of a towhead. And we know this, because when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam when he first received revelation, he went to what octave Nova.
And he explained that what had happened to him, and he identified and was aware that what the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam had received
was the same that was delivered in the same message that was delivered to Musa alayhi salatu salam. So there were very few people who are aware of some basic tenants of a towhead. But by and large, the Earth was full of whatever darkness
people were, into their own religions. Even as far beyond Persia, if you go to India, if you'd like in that area, where people
are common, it's not strange, but you see common factors with
these religions where there's in half or misguidance, where you find the seven common common factors, things like the treatment of women, in all of these places, women weren't seen as much at all, by just as a commodity bought, sold, traded in all of the places,
and these kinds of things that were common factors.
So this was,
you know, very quickly was basically what was on the face of the earth. And then Allah subhanaw taala, by his hokhmah by his wisdom, His power subhanaw taala
chose that the Prophet sallallahu and son would be born and that the future for mankind would would then change.
So next week, and shallow data will go into a little more depth as to the surrounding times. And the Arabian Peninsula a little more depth or whatever.
Like them, and then start speaking about the birth of the Prophet sallallahu sallam.
And I believe for low Adam that Salah Tunisia will be a little bit later next week so then we can have a little more time to deal with the topic.
So Dr. MLOK era was alongside my buddy, Muhammad while he was