The Night Journey – al-Isra and al-Miraj
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The next lecture is titled, The Night Journey. But before we start in sha Allah just to let everyone know that after the Salah Al Maghrib will be having a q&a session and there are QR codes situated around the masjid for both brothers and sisters for the brothers in this whole whole it's just the pillar on that side and on that side inshallah so if you have a question that you want answered in sha Allah, facade and moderate scan the QR code and put your question forward in sha Allah, China
and hamdulillah Bella and I mean, I'm blessed to be joined with our chef, Chef awesome Kempson, who will be conducting this next lecture delivering this next lecture titled The Night Journey. Shala without further ado, I'd like to shift to commence the lecture. Zaheer waterlefe come from Russia.
Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa sallahu wa salam O Allah Allah Abaco what a surgical Amin while early he was so happy he Jemaine indeed all praise and thanks is due to Allah subhanaw taala May the peace and blessings of Allah Jalla wa Allah be upon His final messenger Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
a Salam alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.
So alhamdulillah I'm, I also feel very blessed and very happy to be here.
In the, one of the houses of Allah subhanaw taala amongst my beloved brothers,
I ask Allah subhanaw taala to bless every moment that you spend in this masjid, I ask Allah, Allah, Allah to grant us all beneficial knowledge. And also the ability to act upon that beneficial knowledge. Allah Amin.
Now the conference, however long you have been here, as it been advertised, it is the Sierra, the life of our beloved Nabi SallAllahu, alayhi. Salam, and you.
And I think that establishing a link between these two is really important in the life of every Muslim, because we don't want to feel separate from the life of the greatest man Elisa to Salam who ever lived. We don't want to feel as though there was a gap between his teachings, what he gave to us the guidance that Allah to Barack to Allah gave to the Prophet alayhi salam and ourselves, we don't want to feel that there's this big chasm or this big gap between the two.
We want to bridge that gap or whatever feeling that you have between the two. You want to be able to read about the life and understand the life of the prophet Sallallahu wasallam. So that it means something a great deal to you, that impacts your life. It raises your Eman, you're able to pass on that noble and beautiful knowledge to your family and so on. So establishing that connection between the two is really important. And I think it's really mashallah an excellent title for the conference. And I hope that inshallah Allah throughout the duration of the two and a half days or so, that whatever time that you spend here at the very end, you inshallah to Allah are able to
you know, strengthen your link to develop beloved Nabhi sal Allahu Allahu Allah sent them.
Now I'm not sure the lectures or the advice that's been given to you is done chronologically that is done in order historically in order, but nonetheless, they remind all the time that we have here together inshallah TA is about an extra or Well, Miraj.
The night the journey and the ascension analisar is one part of the journey and the Mirage is the other part of the journey. You can call it one journey if you like. But they are two different realities in what we're talking about here.
Unlike everything, context, perspective, is key. It's very important. So that when you read about this incident, because it is one of the most important incidents,
I think Allahu Adam, personally in the life of the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, no doubt, when the revelation first first started with the Prophet Allah
As Salam everything changed for him Elisa to sir no doubt and the years that followed with the revelation coming to him Elisa to salaam things were changing the trials tribulations but the is raw and the Mirage the night journey in the ascension into the skies and heavens. If you look at the timing of it,
and we try to imagine the impact that that would have on a human being more so the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam, it allows us to understand somewhat, how blessed and virtuous the prophets Allah Allahu Allahu Allah was said sallam was, and also how much Allah Allah Allah loved his Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Now us as when we go through the Sierra,
and we read through the events, and there, especially essentially, when you're reading the Sierra, the reading is life lessons. So you don't want to just to be a set of facts. This year, this happened this year that happened this year, this happened, although that's important for you to know. But you want to feel engaged with the story. You want to feel engaged with the events, even though you read it before.
Because there are many books that you read, and you don't read it ever again.
You read an autobiography of a certain individual, the life story of another person, you read it once and that's it.
But the life of the prophet Elijah Salam, you, you want to read it again and again, and time after time. And that each time that you read it, you want to feel emotionally engaged even more each time that you read it.
That's one of the goals, one of the objectives that we want, in reading about the life of the prophet Elesa to Salem, when reading this incident.
And we're talking about if you're like in terms of timescale, let's say 1111 and a half years have passed, since the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam first received the first revelation in the cave of Hera. 1111 and a half years have passed.
So the Prophet sallallahu wasallam has gone through a number of trials, tribulations unimaginable. But nonetheless, you will read them. And you will see what these trials and tribulations are.
The journey itself, it is a matter of iman for us to believe in to accept to have certain and conviction upon
as opposed to orientalists as opposed to have all those who have doubts about Islam will question this and question that,
I don't want to give that title but amongst their own circles from the greatest of minds, that they have the greatest or the greatest, but the most well known atheists,
and that they talk about in discussions
that you believe
that a man went on, was an animal and traveled from Africa, and almost flew, a made that journey to Masjid Al Aqsa, and then we turned not before going up into the skies and the heavens and returning that. You believe a man made that journey?
The person says this in a flippant way, in a mocking manner, that how can you believe such a thing, the same individual, the same individual who believes that they have such a great mind, who believes nothing created nothing, and then that nothing created everything.
So those disbelievers who have this approach will mock
at times, and have this doubtful approach concerning this particular an amazing journey that the Prophet alayhi salatu salam, he went on.
You may have more nuanced arguments concerning that here. And I'm talking about specific orientalists Montgomerie what a new these are maybe names you may or may not have heard of these orientalists, British Orientalist who existed or lived maybe more than 100 years ago, looking carefully at the life of the prophet Sallallahu Sallam and looking at the verses of Allah subhanaw taala saying that.
In the Quran, Allah Subhanallah the SRB Abba de Laila Minella Masjid Al Haram al Masjid Al Aqsa Masjid Al Aqsa, okay, let's Where's much that OXA there was no such thing as the masjid at the time of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam Islam had not reached to those lands. What Masjid are you talking about? There was no Dome of the Rock. There was no as you might know Masjid Kimberley or masala, Marguerite all these masajid that are in the compound of Al Aqsa at the moment what
Masjid Are you referring to or is the Quran referring to this would be the approach of the orientalists.
Now, not to go too much into the rebuttal of these Shabbat, or doubts that they the orientalists brought about when talking about this journey. But for us as Muslims Alhamdulillah answering and understanding this journey is first and foremost beginning with the Quran, we have Iman certainty and conviction.
And similarly, more than 22 companions of the Prophet Allah Salam, narrating the story in detail from different perspectives. And when they are all brought together, and give us a beautiful, detailed picture of every step of the incident. We don't need to question anything.
But nonetheless, that they have brought up this false Shabbat and not understanding that for something or a place to be called a masjid doesn't necessarily mean that you need four walls and a roof, that the compound itself is a place which was a place established as all for a bad
weather you look at the narrations saying that it was obviously built after Masjid Al haram by our own a center for 40 years, whether it was Adam iclm or Ibrahim Ali salaam, this was a place of worship.
And the fact that
this place may not have looked like in its original form, but yet nonetheless is still a place of worship. Still a masjid. So refuting such shallow arguments and candor is easy for the Muslim.
when we look at the incident itself, well, as I said, the backdrop is really important.
If you look at the incident of of Musa alayhis salam,
and the journey of that he had gone through his whole life
and how Allah subhanaw taala had protected Musa alayhis salaam, even as a baby, being thrown into the river,
into the small basket, whatever it was that he was placed into the river then to be Subhanallah saved and to be brought up in the house of around Subhan Allah, the One who wanted to kill him.
Musa Selim went through a number of stages in his life. Until then, when Allah Allah Allah saved by Noah, Israel eel them
in front of the sea,
to enter the sea would be of course, destruction for them to be drowned and for them to turn back facing the army of fear around
Israel so two outcomes, of course, destruction in the sea, or destruction of the hands of around on the land.
And when they almost raised their hands, in surrender in muda raccoon, that's it. We've been caught we've been captured that Musa alayhis salam in his response, so powerful killer.
No, in nama IRBC headin that my Lord is with me and He will guide he will give us a solution. If you look at again the backdrop to the story of Musa alayhis salam, and all that he had been through how Allah subhanaw taala had protected. Musa al SLM time after time after time, the level of Eman and conviction for him to say that at that time only Musa Ali Salam would understand the certainty of faith in saying such a statement.
But as a Muslim, when you read the story, and you understand the backdrop and how he when it reaches that stage, you have an appreciation
for that particular statement of Musa Allah salatu salam.
Likewise, when we look at this incident, when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam upon first receiving the revelation,
calling his people and they rejected him.
In fact, when he first received the revelation Elisa to Salem, he was in a state of fear, no doubt, and a state of fear. But the first person he goes back to is his wife, Khadija rhodiola, Juana and she is there to console him.
The wife of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam for more than 25 years, the mother of six of his children,
and emotional support, that none will know the reality of
except the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. She was there for him from the very start the first one to believe in Him
to be the emotional support that he needed. La salatu salam.
And this was the Rama no doubt of Allah subhanaw taala to give that support to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and it's key for us to know this. Why? It's key because this incident of El Sr well Mirage occurs not
too long after the passing of Khadija Radi Allahu Ana she's passed away.
The Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam did not marry anybody else while Khadija was alive Rhodiola Anna
and throughout the years that came after that I showed her the Allahu Anhu mentioned. She said there was no one that I was more jealous of than a woman that was no longer with the Prophet Alyssa salaam, deja deja de la rana. The attachment and the love that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had for her teacher.
So she has passed away maybe a year prior to this incident Radi Allahu anha
added to that, that Abu Talib, the uncle of the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam, the full brother of his father, his father Abdullah, the one who was most like his brother, his father was Abu Talib and upon the death of Abdul Muttalib, who's the grandfather of the Prophet lsmw, who's looked after the Prophet Addison for a couple of years between the ages of six and eight. Upon his deathbed, he said that my son, Abu Talib will take custody of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam eight years old.
And so the one whom was more like a father figure in the life of the prophet Sallallahu Ellison more than anybody else would have been able to live.
He was a non Muslim. He did not accept Islam. But throughout the years, he was there to support him, to educate him to do what he could for the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam and even upon receiving the Revelation, he was he stood by the Prophet sallallahu Addison, he stood by his nephew, he made sure best he could that no harm, no physical harm would come to him.
So for we're looking at what more than 40 years, more than 40 years, 42 years, 43 years, he was there stood by the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. As that kind of out of support, fatherly figure support for the Prophet alayhi salatu salam.
He also passed away at a very similar time to Khadija Rhodiola Anna, both in the 10th year after the mission, or the first time that the Prophet SAW Selim had received revelation and husband It is named in this era, the year of sadness, because both Khadija Radiolarian had passed away.
And Abu Talib upon evaded Islam,
the Prophet Solomon would have feel felt that, that somebody is so much that the natural love he had for his uncle died upon disbelief.
And if anyone who is experienced to somebody very close to them to die upon disbelief, that will impact your heart like he can't imagine that you don't make you cannot make dua for them, you cannot do nothing for them.
Added to that, from the closest people that were to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the poorest of people, the most vulnerable of people
were killed for their belief.
They believed in the Prophet sallallahu wasallam and they were martyred for that.
No doubt this would have played very heavily on the heart of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
that they were banished out from their people for more than three years. The boycott for more than three years between the seventh and the 10th year.
So the Muslims and specifically the Prophet alayhi salatu salam had gone through trials like you can't imagine. His first two sons, Al Qasim Abdullah, both died as young children that he had to bury them both.
For a father to bury one of his children.
Nobody can explain that. But the one who experiences that, if they are able to put that in words,
the Prophet sallallahu Sallam did that for two of his sons
prior to the SRL, and the Mirage, and I think this is important to mention, and when I'm saying context, because it will make you appreciate this particular journey so much more.
That after these incidents, his people rejected Him, the emotional support, that very close emotional support of Khadija de Lyonne was no longer there. The protection after a lot of Africa and Abu Talib amongst the other tribes, again was no longer there. He goes to five SallAllahu wasallam to speak to men, if the closest people tribes to Makkah they humiliate the Prophet alayhi salatu salam in calling the children, the young Shabaab to pick up stones and whatever they could choose to her
On the throat the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to run him out of life.
And that the Prophet alayhi salam, along with the Hadith, or the lion, that his legs and his arms were cut due to the stones that were thrown at him,
eventually to return to Makkah, and if he was to return to Mecca straightaway, no doubt the kurush they were ready. They were absolutely ready to do what they could to kill the Prophet Alessandra.
But the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam sought protection and a non Muslim, Mohammed no ID, he gave protection to the Prophet salallahu salam for him to return.
And this continued up until one particular night.
So this is in brief,
what the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had faced from the very start of the call,
loss of life, loss of a beloved ones, people attacking him
losing beloved friends, you cannot imagine.
It's like, he realized that too Saddam had gone to or done whatever he could
to proclaim the message of la ilaha illAllah. worship your Lord alone, quite simple. Leave off these false gods and worship the One who created you worship the one who sustains you
worship the one who is deserving of all worship Allah, Allah illAllah Muhammad Rasool Allah, that is the simple call. But they did not accept that.
And so the prophets Allah Allahu Allahu alayhi wa sallam.
In a time where it's probably the lowest time that you can imagine up until this time now
that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam has has gone through. At this stage is what left to do. The people of Makkah, they don't accept Islam, apart from a few.
The closest people thought if they're ready to kill the Prophet alayhi salatu salam, what is left, who is left there for you.
And in a situation in your life, possibly where
no medicine can help you.
Your parents can't help you. No money can help you know, worldly matter that is presented in front of you. If the whole world they came together to help you, the help that you need, is not a help, that can be given from anything or anyone on this earth.
The only help that can help you is the help of Allah subhanaw taala
that is the only thing that can help you. And that there may be periods and times in your life that you will recognize that but the only thing that can help me the only one that can help me because you realize that this everything that is in this dunya is restricted, has limits and can only go so far.
That the true help is the help of Allah subhanaw taala
so at this time
the Prophet alayhi salatu salam is sleeping in the house of Omaha and his auntie Radi Allahu Anhu. Close to the Haram close to Cabo.
He is awoken.
Do you believe ra Salam comes to the Prophet sal Allahu Allahu Allah wa salam and wakes up the Prophet alayhi salatu salam
and takes him close to the Kaaba.
And there, his chest is opened
and his chest, his heart is cleaned and filled with Heckman with wisdom and knowledge and Eman.
Allah Jalla wa Ala sins Gibreel
and what do you know about Jabril? And he said, I'm the one who delivers the way the revelation to the prophets. The one whom what octave Nurofen are the Allahu Anhu informed the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that the one who delivered the message to you was the same one who delivered the message to Musa alayhis salam.
So Gibreel Ali Salam.
He takes the Prophet alayhi salatu salam on a journey.
Al Buraq an animal which is larger than a donkey smaller than a horse,
and there it is brought to the Prophet Elesa Salam, here the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is awake. He does not dreaming he is not sleeping. This is a physical experience for him la salatu salam. When did it happen? Allahu Allah. There is no fixed and certain knowledge as to exactly when this is raw well Mirage happened. Sorry to because then you may not know I want to celebrate
Last night, we don't celebrate this night because we don't know the date. And it is not something that is really celebrated in Islam.
So we don't know exactly when it was whether it is in the law job, or Obeah, 30 and Amazon, Allahu Allah. Allah knows best when it was but it occurred, of course. So this animal they're called Buraq.
Have you heard of Alibaug? Before? Barker's walk is lightning, right? This animal is called Baroque. This animal moves so quickly, as the prophet Allison describes that the journey or the movement is that when it
moves forward, his hoof moves like the distance that you can see upon the horizon. That's how fast it moves. SubhanAllah.
So just as the prophet Allah Islam is about to get onto this animal,
it rains itself up.
And there Djibouti Ali salaam says oh spot, that stay still.
That there is one who is going to ride you no one better than him. Meaning the Prophet alayhi salatu salam.
So it comes down. And it goes on this journey, and it takes the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa early was selling them for Makkah. Masjid Al haram.
As I mentioned earlier, the first verse in Surah, two is raw. Glory be to Allah Subhana
Allah the Ursula, the one who took the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam at nighttime,
the servant the slave of Allah subhanaw taala meaning I want to be sallallahu alayhi salam Minella Masjid Al haram, from the masjid that we all know in Makkah to Masjid Al Aqsa,
which is the distance of at least a month. It takes at least one month for any normal person on a caravan on a camel or horse that you have to travel from Makkah to Al Aqsa ticks a month. The Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam went on this journey and return the same night,
the same night.
So the Prophet sallallahu sallam was taken to Masjid Al Aqsa.
Here we can see that the Prophet alayhi wa sallam being asleep in the house of Omaha and what are the Alana
who knows what is going on in the mind of the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam at this particular time
the trials and tribulations that I mentioned to you that they occurred,
he is living under first and foremost the protection of Allah subhanaw taala yah Similkameen a nurse, but Allah subhanaw taala will protect you from the people
that Allah azza wa jal allow that this individual Matteo with no ID would be there with his tribe, to ensure that no harm would come to the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam. So it's almost like a temporary stay of execution, you might say, for the time of the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam being there in Makkah.
And so then the Prophet Addison goes on this journey is taken to this musty doxa that at the time is under the rule of who the Byzantines, the Romans, the Christians.
And so there when the Prophet salallahu alleyway there was some arrives, the animal the Buraq, is tied up.
And then the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam arrives in this sacred and blessed sanctuary and Lizzy Baraka Hola, as Allah subhanaw taala tells us in this sanctuary which is blessed all around it
Al Aqsa and the surrounding areas.
Sham is mentioned in many a hadith many generations certain an important incidence will occur in this in this place.
The journal the greatest of fit into a flicked Benny Adam in the future will occur one day,
but in this area will be the place that he will be killed by a simple memoriam Alehissalaam but that is yet to happen. So we're talking about an extremely important place, a place that with if the Salah is offered in this sanctuary is equal to 250 Salah.
So there the Prophet alayhi salam arrives in in Masjid Al Aqsa.
Now, you may know the story
and many of the narrations it is at least understood that here the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam led the NBA
led the prophets in Salah.
There is also a second understanding
that the Prophet alayhi salatu salam, leading the prophets in prayer did not occur immediately upon arrival of Mr. doxa but rather when the May
Raj. When the ascension finished under the Prophet RSS Salam, after meeting the prophets, then came back to Earth. Then the prophets Allah Allahu Allahu Allah wa sallam led the prophets in prayer.
So whether it occurred at the beginning before the ascension before the Mirage, or after the Mirage does not really impact anything, doesn't change the ruling on anything.
But it is important to mention that the Prophet alayhi wa sallam did lead the prophets in,
Now remember, that the prophets Allah Allahu Allahu alayhi wa sallam had gone through all of those trials and tribulations. But this journey is a journey of honoring the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
It is a great reward, a great virtue, a blessing, a mercy given to our beloved Nabi SallAllahu, Allahu Allah wa salam that no human being had ever gone and will ever experience such an experience.
The things that he Salla Allahu Allahu Allah wa salam that he saw that he experienced
that Upon returning,
that when he sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would hear the verses of the Paradise would hear the verses of the Hellfire
after seeing their reality,
can you imagine how the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam would feel, you know, when you have meant to be read verses and you read things in the Sierra. And then for the first time, you go to Makkah, and then the first time you go to El Medina, you see the Haram with your own eyes, you see Medina, for the first time, you may go to God. And you can see this is where the Sahaba where they were, this is where the Prophet salallahu alayhi salam, where he fought.
Is it the same when you were just reading the stories and the Sierra in the book, when you went there and to see it with your own eyes, and then you return back to your home and the next time that you read the Battle of Ohio?
How much more engaged you will be when reading the story of God. Why? Because you were there.
You saw where the Sahaba or the lion from them Hamza or the Aloha know, where he was buried. And most epic no mayor, Radi Allahu Anhu they were buried there. You saw it with your own eyes,
the feeling and the increase of your conviction certainty,
because you saw it with your own eyes.
So here the Prophet alayhi wa Salam is blessed
on this particular journey with so many things, and some of them we will describe. Now, because the journey is so vast, so many things for us to mention. We, of course, cannot do it in such a short time. But we take lesson from it, we take some benefit from it in the hope that the next time I go to read about the story of LSR Willamina. Raj, maybe I can take that much more benefit from it. Because I sat in a gathering where I heard some things that maybe I didn't hear before, or there was a take on the story that I didn't hear before I wasn't I didn't hear it like that before. And this is how Allah Allah allows you to benefit from beneficial knowledge, sound authentic knowledge.
So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
saw signs of Allah subhanaw taala la corredera Tierra B Hill kumara as Allah subhanaw taala mentions in Surah najem.
Now we know that the great signs of Allah subhanaw taala were shown to many prophets, to Ibrahim Ali salam to Musa Ali salatu salam, similarly our beloved Nabi sallallahu alayhi salam, moreover, the signs and what he saw and experienced, like nobody else.
So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
is taken up into the disguise the heavens, not the Jannah that inshallah Allah everybody we hope will be that we ask Allah general to make us from its inhabitants. I mean, but the sky is in the heavens, in that
Allah azza wa jal created, and that at each level of the skies are heavens that we are talking about, that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he met a Prophet that he saw a prophet.
And so for example, as the hadith of aniseh Radi Allahu Anhu.
And there are many as I mentioned, more than 22 companions that they mentioned this particular incident from, from different perspectives, and different viewpoints. So in the first Gibreel, SLM goes up with the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam, and nobody enters any of these guys or heavens, except with permission, that each of these heavens they have Horus, they have gods that have murder
and that they are sought permission,
that they go into that and that they enter
that they said who is seeking permission.
It is Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
What a blessed individual, a blessed Prophet, allow permission for the Prophet sallallahu iris and then to be introduced
to Al Bashar, the father of humanity.
Adam Alehissalaam and that they exchange sometimes
they exchange words with one another.
And the same occurrence happens in each of the heavens, that permission is sought to go into the next heaven.
That the prophets Allah Allah is everyone second Mitsuya Alehissalaam and Isa Ali Salah menino third Yusuf Ali Salam, and in the fourth Idris Ali Salam, and in the fifth, how old are they Salam. And in the fifth, Harun Ali solemnise six Musa Ali Salam, and in the seventh, Ibrahim alayhi, salam, the order of the prophets in these levels is not in terms of the order of who is greater than the other.
This is not the case. But on each occasion that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam meets each of the prophets and exchanges Salem between them.
And here it is explained that the Prophet alayhi salam meets the Ottawa meets the souls of these prophets, whom Allah Baraka Allah, allow us for the Prophet salallahu Alaihe salam to meet and to greet
except for ASA la Salam. For that Lisa Lisa to Salem is there physically in his body? Because he Elisa Salam did not die.
Omar kata Lu who were masala boo. They did not kill him. No, did they crucify him? Well, I can show you I love them, but it was made to appear to them so. So a salah satu Saddam did not die, and was alive, and that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam met recently salaam, physically.
So on this journey, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam had a meeting with these great prophets. Again, looking back as we mentioned, what the prophets are some experience before. Here, Allah azza wa jal is giving a great mercy and a blessing for the Prophet sallallahu Sallam to see this is this journey of health. Up until now, is this a journey of fear?
Yes, it is a journey of the unknown.
But here, the lesson for the prophets are so seldom is not a punishment and fear.
But it is one of our expectation
of one of intrigue, to know what is happening next.
And we also know that on this journey,
the Prophet sallallahu ala they were they were selling them beyond
the seventh heaven
is shown Baitul metamod
The place of worship where 70,000 angels that they enter and they worship Allah Tabata, Kota Allah every single day 70,000 millimeter acre and tomato war to worship Allah, Allah, Allah, and then the next day 70,000
That those angels will not get another opportunity to come back because of the sheer amount of Mala acre.
Each day there are so many angels that they wouldn't have the opportunity to come back. But Allah subhanaw taala allowed the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to see that
and to go to Sidra to mentor her that lo tree upon which that no human being will go beyond that beyond that there was a light.
And it is here that when the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam was asked, Did he see his Lord? He said No, right. It is light that I saw.
So the Prophet sallallahu, Ellison reached a place a stage where no human being could go beyond
and that on this journey that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam received the command to establish the five daily press, come sooner, Salah 50 Press.
Then when on return, to meet to meet Musa alayhis salam. And then you may want to know the story that Musa SLM asked the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam, what been what had been obligated with regards to Salah and that the prophets are somehow accepted 50 Without any debate without any questioning, 50 salah but then Musa Salam said that your people will not be able to bear 50 I was with the people who could not bear that. Go back to our Lord and to ask for to fief for a lessening for a lowering of the number. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam went back to Allah or Buddha Allah Nene Jalla wa Ala to lighten the load of the Salawat it was low lower down to 40 only
to go back to ask for a lightning
lightning in the number of Salawat. And this happened a number of times until it reached five.
The musasa sunset goes back to ask for a thief, allowing lightening of the load. But the Prophet sallallahu Ellison said I can ask for any more
that five Salawat was then incumbent upon the UMA Elantra comesa, until the end of time.
But on this journey, as I mentioned a little bit earlier,
but the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam was shown an agenda was not the Paradise, its name, its blessings, the hellfire, the punishment of the Hellfire,
the punishment of all those who are involved in certain sins, like backbiting
or Urkel or robber or the one who consumes riba or the one who commands everybody with good and forgets himself and the punishment of the one who for decades.
So Allah Jalla wa Ala showed these things, that this is what would happen to the disobedient servants in the hereafter.
So when the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam,
in the hadith of our Ashura della Juana in Hadith, which is remarkable Buhari, when he sees his companions sitting amongst each other.
And they are they're talking just as people talk. And some of them they begin to laugh.
And so here the Prophet RSO Salam, he says, Lo tat Ala Moana Alamo, that if you knew what I knew,
if you knew what I knew,
now back to him kalila whatever Katyn Kathira that you would laugh just just little, and that you would, you would cry so much. Now we can understand in light with what the Prophet alayhi salatu salam had experienced on the SRR Wilma Raj, something that the Prophet Addison would never forget for the rest of his life. What he had seen what he had experienced no human being had seen or experienced.
When he would tell his companions
are fearing Allah subhanaw taala staying away from the punishment of Allah subhanaw taala the prophets Allah some had seen that punishment
and to have hope in Allah subhanaw taala
to have reliance and trust upon Allah, Allah, Allah, he had seen the reality of that, that in the darkest and most difficult of times, when the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam was in that very difficult situation, as we had explained that the Allah subhanaw taala then gave that great blessing
took him out of that and granted him this journey. So in times, where as I mentioned to you before, where all seems lost,
don't feel that the all is lost, that there is no impossible that just around the corner, just a short time away, there was something waiting for me. There was something that Allah subhanaw taala will help me out of this situation. And in a similar narration
in a narration which is narrated by a reversal of the failure of the Allahu Anhu in Hadith in Sinhala, Timothy was an old Bernie Lima Allah that the Prophet sallallahu ala whenever someone said in the forearm earlier Tyrone that I because I've seen what I see that what you don't see well as smell Merner test Morona that I hear what you do not hear
I'll put the summer will Hakala and
that the earth
is moaning and groaning because of what it has happened and it has a right to do so
well Murphy her mo there audible Asaba and that there is no place that forefingers that they can be placed on the floor in lower Malecon while they own Jabba Jota who certainly Allah and that there is no placement like this except that there is an angel prostrating itself to Allah subhanho wa Taala
will Allah He low to Allah hola Munna I remember Wallahi by Allah, if you knew what I knew. Lobo HECM kalila wala baccatum cathedra that you would laugh less frequently, and that you would cry more frequently. Wilma Tila too many say ln feroce that you would not even if you knew what I knew you would not enjoy the time that you have with your wives in that private time. You would not even enjoy that because of the reality that I know.
Warlock Raj Tamila Surah Dottie Toyota owner Allah, that you will go out onto the plains, you will be calling upon Allah subhanaw taala to save you, if you knew what I knew.
Now, in light of what the prophet LSR Salam
Experienced on this journey. One can only imagine the conviction of such a statement.
And I think, how to bring that example close to us. And I think I've already mentioned that each time that you go to Al haram, each time you go to Makkah and you go to Medina, maybe there are personal times that you have the that you're looking at the masjid, or you're looking at Jebel or hood, or that you're looking at the masjid. And you try to think about what happened there once upon a time, and that you are walking in the same footsteps. The same air that you are breathing, the people gave their lives for Allah subhanaw taala.
Do you can somehow there's almost a tangible feeling of what you have right there. This is a worldly experience. This is maybe the best kind of example I can mention.
And of course, what the Prophet sallallahu Sallam Of course, we don't want to bring. It's nothing in line with that at all.
But again, the Sierra knew
the life of the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam, and do we want to bridge these gaps? We want to be able to when we read the Sierra, to experience and walk through, as though I am with the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam, as though I am there with Abu Bakr Siddiq, as though I'm there with Robin on top, that when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is in the house of Allah outcome
and Hamza Radi Allahu anhu, that they hear a knock on the door. And then they said who is at the door,
and they say is Omoplata was at the door.
And he has his sword with him.
And when Omar Abdullah when he has his sword with him,
that can mean only one thing. You want to feel what is happening here.
You want to have the emotion about how the Sahaba would feel, only for them to Hamza to say,
if he's bringing something, we will bring like it as well. He has bought something, we will bring the same. And so we see the Prophet alayhi salam asked for the door to be opened.
And not for the Sahaba to surround the door. But the Prophet salallahu alayhi salam to walk toward walk towards Baba himself,
for him to be the one to face what is going to be faced. You have no hot tub.
Oh son of Hatha, what is it that you have only for him to declare his that Islam.
So when we take these into these incidents, knowing the backdrop and everything about it, one finds themselves wanting to read the story again, and again. And again. Because you feel yourself immersed in it.
You want to feel part of it. You want to somehow feel as though that you are part of the story somewhere. Because the Sierra of the Prophet alayhi salam, yes, finishes at the time when the Prophet Ellison passes away.
But holding up the lever over Islam or riot on Islam holding up the flag, if you want of Al Islam, or the flag of la ilaha illa Allah does not end.
But it continues. And you want to feel as though that you're carrying that as well.
More than 14 150 years later, that you are part of Islamic history,
that you are part of those that want to be mentioned. They stood up for La ilaha illallah, Muhammad Rasool Allah,
that reading such incidents are not just things that the to be read in the books, and that when you close the book, and then it stays there. But these are is a continuing living story for us. That you see yourself as somehow a piece in that story, but came much, much later.
And I asked Allah subhanaw taala today allows us to be from those people who truly uphold the reality of la ilaha illa Allah and to know what it means to make a sacrifice
in living by La Ilaha illa Allah and Allah subhanaw taala protects us from Ebola Allah from misguidance that Allah azza wa jal protects us from in hereof. In all these forms of misguidance and misinterpretation, we ask Allah azza wa jal to protect us from any far from hypocrisy. We ask Allah subhanaw to protect us from Algerian that, you know the darkness of a Jehan and ignorance. Imagine a person doesn't know the reality and the story of the greatest man to ever live. The Prophet Muhammad Elisa to Salem, who shaped and formed by Allah's permission, the world that we are living in now.
Allah subhanaw taala decreed that the coming of the Prophet alayhi salatu salam would shape and form the rest of humanity
and would be the source by Allah's permission
of us knowing unhackable about all of that what is truth and what is falsehood and be able to identify, being able to know that what is beloved to Allah, and then what is hated by Allah subhanaw taala.
So the Sierra knew
the life of the prophet Aristotle was taught to the Sahaba just as they would learn the Quran, they would teach their children,
their young children, the story of the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam, to know your prophet,
to know your messenger, to know the most beloved, for him to be the most beloved to you Allissa to Salem, then you must know him. To know him is to love him.
And to be ignorant of him means to be far away from him. To be ignorant, means that you cannot truly have a true love for Allah subhanaw taala call in continue to head bone Allah
Tebbe Rooney, Allah, if you want to gain the love of Allah Tabata, Kota Allah,
if you are serious,
truly serious. You want to be a serious Muslim. I don't want to add another word, a serious Muslim you want to be a Muslim? Another phrase another thing, you want to be a Muslim, you want to gain achieve the love of Allah terracotta Allah, then you need to follow a no the Prophet alayhi salatu salam, they cannot be separated. Don't believe that you can achieve a path to Allah Jalla wa Ala without knowing and following the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam, they go hand in hand. You follow and love the Prophet alayhi salam you will gain the love of Allah Tabata, Kota Allah, we ask Allah subhanaw taala to make us from those who truly love and follow the Prophet sallallahu alayhi salam,
and we ask Allah to baraka to Allah to make us from those who achieve and have the love of Allah Tabata, Kota Allah
to me sounds like an ending but I'm not finished.
I want to finish Inshallah, to Allah in that when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and there's so much more to mention, he returns to Makkah.
And the Prophet salallahu alayhi salam, without any hesitation.
He tells his people, he tells him we heard it, what are the Allahu Anhu he tells the people around him the journey that he went on just last night, which will take more than a month to get there and the month to come back.
And the q4 of the Quraysh rubbing their hands in glee and happiness that we used to claim insanity.
But we will have an argument for it.
Now they believe they have an argument to say indeed, Hamid Elisa to Salam has now gotten insane to make such a claim.
Abuja Ebola have they come together? They go to the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam, and they follow him around going to the Muslims and NASA to axon the people of three types.
The first type are those Alladhina caribou, those who denied it.
They denied what the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam
what he claimed
and then they were able to read the dune they will were those who are a little bit doubtful Hadith in Islam, they were new Muslims. They weren't sure. Really Is this being claimed? Some of them may be very few a number said no, we don't believe that.
Well, Kosma thalis and the third group miuna haka, there was true believers were allowed to see him Abu Bakr Siddiq.
The believers who truly believed no doubt about what had happened, and at the head of them
was Abu Bakr Siddiq.
So they go around and they're looking for Abu Bakr. If Abu Bakr denies if Abu Bakr has a doubt, the rest will fall like dominoes. Because we know that Abu Bakr Radi Allahu Anhu is the closest of companions who was like a pillar that could not be shaken.
So they went to Abu Bakr Siddiq Radi Allahu Anhu
attended email Carla so hubback Do you know what your your companion he is claiming?
He says Radi Allahu Anhu and what is he claiming? He is claiming a Nabi SallAllahu Sallam that he went from Masjidul haram all the way to Aqsa went up into the heavens only to return and to come back freely let Anwar Haider, he does this in one night.
He said also DECO, who is the candidate if this is what he says I believe him
without hesitation, without a question, without a fluttering.
And as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said concerning Abu Bakr Abu Bakr Allah
No, he said he was an individual when I showed him Allah Islam. He was an individual the very least who showed any form of doubt or questioning the moment I said to him, I showed him an Islam. He says, I follow you your rasool Allah.
Abu Bakr Radi Allahu Anhu was that individual and because of the smoke, of course at this incident, which is mentioned in the Sahel, Hakim,
that for this reason here the prophets Allah wa salam said, Abu Bakr as Siddiq, the truthful one. This was the incident that Abu Bakr or the alarm attained, was given the name a Siddiq, the one who affirmed the truth
because he believed, as he mentioned, rhodiola I know I believe in something which is far greater than that, that he receives Rabelais revelation from a summit even further than that.
So this is what he claims I believe in it.
And then shortly after this, as we know that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam made preparations to meet with the people who came at the time of Hajj
especially from the people of El Medina, that the first agreement of Acaba, the number of people to embrace this lamb 12 of them and then the following year, they brought more of them 70
And that they were there to support the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam we have believed in you. We believe in there's a 70 of them. And then the agreement was set up
and agree more setup and I'll finish with this inshallah Tada
that these, the answer, as we know them,
that they had an agreement, that they would protect the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And they will do everything to help the Prophet alayhi salam if he moved and lived with them in El Medina.
One of them he said, Before we sign this agreement,
before we sign this agreement, I have one question
that when we sign this agreement with you, we will become the enemies of everybody.
Everybody in Makkah outside Makkah, we will immediately become their enemies because we are with you, rasool Allah.
And when it is the case, it is in victory is going to be given to you in sha Allah, that when you are given victory, that you will leave us and you will go back to Makkah.
They had just embraced Islam and they were thinking this individual, if we make the sacrifice, we want to be with you for the rest of our lives. We want you to stay with us in Medina.
And so the Prophet sallallahu wasallam Upon hearing this, he smiles.
He says to them a demo done, say blood is blood.
And he said after everything, after everything is all over and victory is given to us by a lot about a quarter either.
I am from you, and you will from me. I from you and you from me. Medina will be my home and I will never leave you.
And you can see that the unsalted the Allahu Anhu the support that they gave to the Prophet sallallahu sallam. So after this SR will emerge, after all proceeded, how Allah subhanaw taala blessed the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. But as you will know that the ending of the makan period is not the ending of the life of the Prophet alayhi wa salam. We have another almost 11 years to go through, and seeing some of the most severest times and trials and tribulations that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam that he went through the Battle of whether the Battle of the Battle of Han duck, the treat of who they be for toMac and the list goes on. So we ask Allah subhanaw taala
Yokozuna Illumina Thea to give our greatest benefit of your knowledge Allahumma Amin was Allah Allah wa sallim wa barik ala Nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
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The next session will be after maghrib Isha Allah
is the last session of the day. And it will be a question and answer session, which who seem
and Sheikh Mustafa
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We will resume the next session after slaughter Maghrib
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