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Lives of Sahaba 77 – Abu Hurayrah pt.2

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In a continuation of the previous video, Shaykh Yasir elucidates in great detail the incidents that led to the defamation of Abu Hurayrah RA and attempts to clarify the common misconceptions one may have.

Abu Hurayrah became an emissary of sorts in no time because of his utmost dedication and devotion to the Prophet ﷺ. He was given the responsibility of breaking the news to the people that no Mushrik will perform Hajj after the conquest of Mecca. He also accompanied the Prophet ﷺ pretty much everywhere he went and also participated in battles.

Once  Abu Hurayrah RA asked the Prophet ﷺ: “O Messenger of Allah SAW, who will be the most fortunate of people to receive your intercession on the Day of Resurrection?” The Prophet ﷺ replied: “O Abu Hurayra, I knew, because of your love of what I say, that no one other than you would ask me of this hadith. The most fortunate of people to receive my intercession on the Day of Resurrection are those who said: La ilaha illallah purely and sincerely – with Ikhlas -from the heart.”

Abu Hurayrah RA narrates that the Messenger of Allah ﷺ said: “Whoever attributes to me something that I have not said, let him take his place in Hell.'”

Abu Hurayrah also narrated that the Prophet ﷺ said, “A believer who accompanies the Janazah of a Muslim out of sincere faith and hoping to attain Allah’s reward and remains with it till the Janazah is offered and the burial ceremonies are over, he will return with a reward of two Qirats. Each Qirat is like the size of the Mount Uhud. “

His most famous students were  Mohammed Ibn Sireen and Sa’d Ibn Mus’ayb RA. Such was the stature of Abu Hurayrah RA that he was the one who performed the Salat Janaza of both Aisha RA and Umme Salamah RA.

Abu Hurayrah RA mentions that were it not for the Qur’anic revelation, I would not have narrated any Hadith which is – ‘Indeed, those who conceal the clear signs and guidance that We have sent down, after We have made them clear to the people in the Book, they, such of them, are cursed by Allah and cursed by those who curse.’

He was always saddened by his mother being a mushrik and  longed for her to become a Muslim but she vehemently refused. One day, she made some negative remarks about the Prophet ﷺ which saddened him greatly and he went to the Prophet ﷺ who said to him:

“What makes you cry, O Abu Hurairah?””I have not succeeded in inviting my mother to Islam and today i ask you to do dua to Allah SWT to make the heart of Abu Hurairah mother incline to Islam.”Rasulullah ﷺ  responded to Abu Hurairah request and did as was requested of him.

After some time, he went home and found the door closed. He heard the splashing of water and when he tried to enter his mother said, ‘Stay where you are, O Abu Hurairah.’ And after putting on her clothes, she said, ‘Enter!’ he entered and she said, ‘I testify that there is no Allah but Allah and I testify that Muhammad is His Servant and His Messenger.’he then returned to Rasulullah ﷺ and said, ‘I have good news, O Messenger of Allah ﷺ. Allah has responded to your prayer and guided the mother of Abu Hurairah to Islam.’ “

There is none among the companions of the Prophet ﷺ who has narrated more Hadiths than Abu Hurairah RA except ‘Abdullah bin Amr bin Al-‘As who used to write them and Abu Hurairah never did the same – instead he memorized them – so he had more to his credit.

Episode Transcript

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Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salatu salam ala Sayyidina Muhammad in while earlier he was so happy he married my bird. So in our last lesson, I had done the story of two Faden Amma dosi, who was the chief of the tribe of dos. And with that story, we began the story of Abu hurayrah hora de Allahu taala. And he was the one who gave Dawa to the tribe of a dose the prophets are made to offer the people of a dose, and one of the people so we can say that the Islam of Abu hurayrah was actually one of the results of the death of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, when the prophet SAW Selim said, O Allah guide, the tribe of dos. So from that, one

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particular person became the most famous person, much more famous than to fail, who actually began the Dharma. And again, this goes back to so many talks have been giving about the reality of one person doing a good deed. And its effects are so much that in fact, some of those good deeds even eclipsed the initial good deed. So we talked about the law one and his name and his early Islam, and the fact that he was from the people of a sofa. And I had mentioned quite a lot about the people that will suffer as much as last week allowed. And also I refer you back to the story of the sofa back in the Sierra and I spoke about the people of sofa in the Sierra. So today inshallah we'll

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finish off the story of Abu huraira radi Allahu tada anhu. So the first question that we ask ourselves is, how long did he spend with the prophets of Allahu Allah, who was sort of how long was his journey with the Prophet sallallahu. I said, and well, he arrived in the month of sofar, in the seventh year of the hedgerow, and the Prophet says and passed away in the 11th year of the hedgerow in Arabic. So essentially, that is the eighth, ninth, 10th and 11th. So essentially, a little less than four years. However, in those four years abohar IRA left Medina for short periods of time, we don't know exactly how long. But for one period of time, the Prophet sallallahu wasallam, sent him

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to the province of Bahrain to basically collect as a guy and do some administrative work in the lands of Bahrain. So pause your Bahrain was not the island beheading, that we call the beheading behind also was the Heron dam that was also called beheading, that entire province was called Bahrain at that time, and it was the province that was next to the Persian Empire. And so Abu huraira was sent as an emissary on behalf of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And by the way, this shows us the trust that he occupied, in that barely a year after he came, the Profit System sent him on something of great importance and value. And this is enough to indicate the trust that

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the Profit System had for him. How long was he in Bahrain? We do not know exactly. However, it would not have been more than a few months, given that he came back and participated in other expeditions. And that is why he himself underestimated his time. And he said and Hadith is in Bahati. So I have to nebbia Salalah, why do you sell them sell Arthur C. Nene, I accompany the prophets or sell them for three years of my life. So he said three years when you go back and look, he is conservatively under estimating, in fact, it is three years and some months, but he is being modest here, and he's bringing it down. But he himself said I accompany the Profit System for three years. And I was never

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as anxious to memorize Hadith as I was, during those three years. And the most of the different versions, same wording, but slightly different. I accompany the Prophet system for three years. And the only thing that kept me busy in those three years was HIV of the Prophet systems, Hadith. So he himself tells us those three years of his life, he did not have any occupation, any job, any responsibility, other than to live in the masjid morning to evening to sleep in the masjid, to accompany the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and that is why in the center of a dichotomy, he himself said, I do not know of any Sahabi of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, who learned his

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Hadith better than I did. So he himself is saying, I don't know anybody who was more eager during those three years than then anyone other than myself. And, in fact, even Katia in his history, he even reports that the Profit System offered him some money so that he could go buy something who has

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could go and start a business or something. And the Prophet system offered him some of those aneema came from some expedition, and he offered it as an investment for Abu hurayrah. And Abu huraira responded that I only want to sweat a law that until I lemony, mimma chemical law, that you teach me what Allah subhanho wa Taala has taught you, that's the only thing I want. I don't want any, I don't want to be preoccupied by any investment, any property, anything. And of course, we will learn that eventually, after the death of the process, some have already lived a decent life, he became a businessman. So this shows us he wasn't a staford a lot, a lazy person. He wasn't a person who's

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basically living off the system, not that the system had much to offer. He was not lazy. He was not unintelligent. He was a smart person who eventually made a decent income for himself. But he only did that after leaving, or sorry, after the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam left this world, that is when he entered into the business and buying and selling otherwise, before that he dedicated his life to the Hadith. And this is what makes him unique, as we will say over and over again, I said it last week. And I'll say it again today. We don't know of any other companion like this, the amount of dedication to cut off from this dunya to not get married during those three years to not

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have a house that he's living in. In the beginning, we'll get to the fact maybe he had a house later on Allah knows best. But definitely in the beginning, he didn't even have a house that he lived in that level of dedication is unknown from any other companion, except for Abu hurayrah. And the enthusiasm that Abu huraira has is preserved in various traditions we get that indication in various traditions, for example, had it is in Bahati that the famous Hadith that Abu huraira said, your rasulillah May my parents be given in ransom for you. This is how they would address the process and feedback on me. You should all know this, which is a beautiful phrase. This is how they would

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address the Prophet sallallahu Sallam feedback from me. I will give my mother and father for you your rasulillah it's easy to give yourself it's much more difficult to give your loved ones feedback. rasulillah What do you say? between the tech bira Allahu Akbar and karate Al Fatiha that silence What do you say?

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And the fact that Abu hurayrah is asking this question indicates how closely he is monitoring the actions of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam Look at the detail jasola What do you say you're quiet during that time? I want to know what you say Hadith in Bukhari and Muslim the fact that Abu huraira is asking this question is an indication of how much he is paying attention to the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam another Hadith in Sahih Muslim and again look at the these are these you have all heard of but now we learn about hooded is narrating and see what the process m says in another Hadith. The double headed arrow says Yasuda law men who are nursey Bishop, Attica Yokoyama,

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who will have the greatest chance of your shefa on Judgement Day, who will have the greatest chance of your shefa on Judgement Day hypothesis. I am Muslim, the profitsystem said, Oh, Abu hurayrah. I assumed that no one would ask me this question before you because of your eagerness of Hadeeth. Then he went on to answer the question. But there's that phrase right there. And this phrase is a testimony to Abu huraira. I thought nobody would ask me other than you. And this question, this deep question, who will gain your shofar the most on Judgement Day? I thought you would be the one to ask me no one would ask me other than you because of your eagerness for the Hadith of the Prophet

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sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and by the way, what is the Hadith? Who knows who has the most chance of shift out of the process of Judgment Day?

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I have done this hadith in other lectures,

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who has no the criterion, not the person, the criterion

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not this these are all other headings these people will get this if I agree. There are other headings who will get this agree. But this is especially different headed. Men are helpfulness who has the most right to your chef is a pseudo law. So the Prophet says that I'm said manakala La Ilaha Illa. Allah Hardison may be so beautiful Hadith and it gives all of us hope. Whoever it says La ilaha illa Allah with a loss from his heart, that person has the utmost right for shefa for the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and there are a number of times as well throughout the Hadith literature that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam assigned Abu hurayrah

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To do a task or a chore, he gave him a responsibility, and not every Sahabi was given a responsibility, especially a public responsibility. And we believe that any time a companion is given a responsibility, this is a clear indication of what

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trust and it is impossible that this trust will then be betrayed later on. And there are many examples of this of them is the Hadith that the process of told Abu huraira that Oh, go tell the people that whoever says La ilaha illAllah without associate partners will enter agenda. So go tell the people this. Also we have the the,

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the position given we don't know exactly what it was, was it to collect this account was it to administer the details are vague, but the profitsystem sent a letter to Bahrain as an administrator. Now what type of administrator we don't know, in all likelihood, most likely it was to be in charge of one tribe debt collectors that couldn't come back. So that is a political delegation. And that requires a mana, and it requires a level of maturity. And it requires basically, essentially, a border is becoming like the ambassador to the envoy of the Profit System to that group of people doing whatever needs to be done, then coming back. That is a very high honor. And it indicates that

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in a very short period of time, Abu huraira established his credentials in front of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and one of the most significant tasks assigned to whoever in the life of the Prophet says that I'm in the ninth year of the hijra

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when Abu Bakar was sent to perform the hedge runner the process of only performed one hedge and that is in the 10th year, right. And the ninth year was the only time in Islamic in human history. When something happened during Hajj. The ninth year of the hijet is the only time when

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what was unique about the ninth year the ninth Hajj, the ninth the Hajj of the ninth here hegira what was unique

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that we do that every year that's not unique

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Mashallah Kenya maca.

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mushrikeen allow Rob, not mushrikeen maca. Close enough. I'll give it to you. I'll give you the prize. The only year in a slot another slide in human history where Muslims and pagans performed Hajj together.

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Because the conquest took place when

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the conquest of Makkah guys come on a tear of the hedgerow la hora, huzzah. Rabbit, do you know how many messages that have you have to give you anyway?

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And by the way, I've already been asked that you come with me as well. So that's already been given. Somebody somebody said Bring him with you. I said I can't. It's like, okay, it's

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literally three days ago, somebody said bring the notetaker with you. I said I can't I'll talk to him. And you

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raise the GoFundMe page and get it or get a new note taker now?

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No, there's only one and only he's saying he's the one and only okay. hamdulillah

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literally wherever I go, he's infamous and nobody knows who he is. Except you guys. So it's a secret you have to keep it by the way are in South Africa and India wherever I go. They give Salaam to the note taker, but nobody knows who he is. So it's a secret. You guys cannot tell it to anybody. Okay, so and I keep on making fun of our dear respected note taker, and that's what they say you tease him too much. I say but you don't know how friendly I am with him. That's why Okay, you make fun of those who you're friendly with anyway. hamdulillah What was I saying? atheists are color hamsters are good. The eighth year he regains himself. The eighth year was the conquest of Mecca. The ninth

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year was when the mushy raccoon and the Muslims performed Hajj together. Now remember, the Quran had accepted Islam outwardly, by the eighth year, there were no pagans in Mecca. But there were pagans in the rest of Arabia. There were pagans in north in the south in the farther east and west, they wish to record and Islam was slowly conquering that was the year of delegations and by the 10th 11th year Islam had spread shaky Lee and that's why when the process of passed away the words of red the started that's okay, call us it's a fad. We're gonna leave now. Right? So the ninth year both of them did hedge and omura together now in that tier, even though there were Muslims and pagans in

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that year, there were no idols allowed to be brought.

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And that was when the announcement was made as well. And Abu hurayrah made the announcement, Abu huraira made you know, he went around Minar and around the photography in and around the whole judge. That was his responsibility and this is a very big honor. That

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What was the what was the announcement that after this year, no machinery is allowed to come to Makkah, you're not allowed to come after this year. And even in this year, no one shall perform the tawaf alien or without clothes because that was their jolly custom, that they felt that you know, just Subhanallah Willa had the same philosophy in this modern nudist movement, the same thing. This is how God created us. This is our natural state, this is what we should do the same philosophy. And that was what the Quran were saying that why should we hide ourselves from Allah? You know, and this is not Allah azzawajal Yes, you came out this way. But Allah says, We sent down Adam clothed, we

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didn't send down Adam without anything, right. So the point is that Abu hurayrah was the one delegated to make this announcement. And he represented the religion of Islam, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam going around every camp and every tribe and every place of Mina and arafat and saying, No one shall perform Hajj after this year, who is a mushrik. And no one shall do tawaf in the state of God in the state of nakedness that has been prohibited. So this was again tasked with a bow Herrera, along with him being with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, from the Hadith that he narrated. We know that he accompanied him during every expedition that took place in those three

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and a half years, including the conquest of Makkah, and the incident of her name, and the siege of a thought if and the march to to book and the expedition of mortar. He was a part of all of these expeditions. So he is of the Mujahideen of the Sahaba. And not just somebody who took notes and writing. He was somebody who participated in Lhasa watt, and he fought in the Battle, and he wore armor, and he has narrations in the books regarding his exploits on the battlefield as well. But of course, his main task, and this is what Allah had assigned to him was to memorize the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Later on in his life, he told one of his students used to

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divide my night into three, one part of the night was for Salah, one part was for sleep. And one part was more than a quarter of the Hadith of the Prophet slowloris. And with that kind of means to refresh my memory to to regurgitate and memorize the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So, he had a healthy dosage of personal ibadah. And he had a healthy dosage of him. And that was, again, unique for a Beretta to get to that level of Hadith. And, in fact, it was narrated that even in his own lifetime, people began to be amazed at how many headed he's narrating compared to the other companions. And this is something that we're going to come to right now, we're going to

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begin with this now, that when did the criticism of a bull rider begin in his own lifetime, but in his own lifetime, the criticism was extremely mild, we can even call it criticism, we will call it questioning and that questioning was answered by a bullhorn IRA and it was silenced. So in avoided as a lifetime, you know, people talk to as they say, people talked and they spoke about the quantity of narrations of abou Herrera, and he responded to those allegations as we will mention right now.

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And that small talk mushroom into more criticism as time went on, until later on, it is a full on onslaught against Abu huraira as again we will talk about so one of the things that we learn is that when this talk increased the governor of Medina at the time, and eventually the omiya halifa. Eventually Marwan even at HEC number one was the cousin of Earth minder, member, right Earth my number one were first cousins remember and mode one was the private secretary of Earth man and then eventually he becomes the founder really the Omega dynasty in reality is the marijuana dynasty. Right? It was only more our Abu sufian basically. And then yazeed and then his son Maria, literally

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for 40 something years that's it, then it went to Marwan and every single halifa up until the end of the oma years in Spain was from the descendants of motwane not from the descendants of while we Annabelle Sophia, right, because Marwan is going back to O'Sullivan's generation and basically the cousin of of Savannah and going all the way down there. So mode juanda haccombe. When were our year was alive mode. One was the governor of Medina. Okay. And Abu hurayrah was in Medina at the time. And this is now we're talking about around 50 around 50 or so digital. So Abu huraira is an elderly man and people are talking that whatever has the largest halaqa at the time and people are coming

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all over to take notes. So mode one wanted to test him, so he set up an exam for a vocoder and this is one of the first

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Recorded examinations of the narrators of Hadith later on this would become common, but very few people did it to the Sahaba. Later on, it will become very common in the third generation and the fourth generation. This is what everybody does to everybody, your mama Bahati quizzes on teachers, his teachers, generation quizzes on teachers that was common at that generation, at the level of the Sahaba. It was very rare is one of the first times we hear this, but what had come was the governor of Medina. And he called a boyhood hero to his residence. And he had his scribe, his secretary sits behind a closed door, a curtain and he asked him a series of Hadeeth from his memory, and describe

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wrote all of these ahaadeeth down, then he left. So many months go by some revisions say a whole year go by, then he called a Buddha again. And he just pretended as if he had forgotten those, he asked the same questions. And the scribe was asked to dictate and write down what I was saying, and again aboard I didn't know that there's a scribe. And by the way, Abu hurayrah did not write down his ahaadeeth. It was from memory, all of his ahaadeeth were from memory. Okay, so the scribe was behind the door, and he ended up not having to write anything, because everything above what I said, was exactly as he has said it the last year, word for word letter for letter, nothing had changed.

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And so this was one of those explicit tests done to indicate that Abu hurayrah radi Allahu taala, and had memorized a Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And therefore his reputation as being one of the primary memorizes of Hadith was already well known, even in the early sahabas. Time, even obachan and almost time, and this is proven again and Hadith and Bahati. And again, these are headed we've all heard, but now we kind of skip over what is mentioned about a warrior we get to the gist of the Hadith. Now we need to pause and get to what is being said about Abu hurayrah. I signed him in sabbat. We I mentioned this narration when I did his sense story, last year, I guess,

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has signed a bit sabbat was reciting poetry in the masjid of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, Omar comes in and basically knocks him with his stick and says, How dare you recite poetry in the masjid of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and his son became angry and said, I used to recite poetry right here in front of somebody who was far better than you.

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Meaning the prophets of cinema. Then he turned to Abu huraira out of all of the Sahaba he turned to a Valera. And he said, unto Kabila, I asked you by Allah, yeah, about hurayrah Did you not hear the Prophet Sall? Allahu Allah, he was send them say to me, oh, Allah, help him with the Holy Spirit with the rule headquarters. And a Valera said, Yes, I heard him say that. Now, this hadith I mentioned, when we did, when we did has ended with avid, what is of interest here has seven pinpoints one Sahabi.

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See, even in the generation of automotive, no hot tub, if you needed a reference, you know who to go to? See, that's what I'm trying to get to that the one person even amongst the Sahaba, you're going to go to him is going to be who he turns. And he he's the one who says, I'm asking you a boiler, Did you not hear the profitsystem? Say, and what does that indicate about the reputation of Abu huraira that already what level that he has reached? And it is true, that as we said, there was some talk. And sometimes that talk came from SR Sahaba. And again, we need to understand and contextualize that, indeed, imagine you are some of the senior Sahaba you've been with the Prophet system for 20

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years, right? Then whatever comes along three years, and now he's narrating all of these ahaadeeth you just wonder what's going on. So these narrations exist, whenever you come across such a narration that is meant to denigrate Abu huraira never accept it without looking at the narration in its original book, because what these groups do, they take half of it and they ignore the other half. And there is not a single narration in which this type of talk exists, except that the end of the incident explains the beginning of the incident okay. The problem comes that those that are critical, they only want to quote you half of the story and they don't want to coach you the other

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half of the story. So yes, it does happen. I mentioned some of them so that you are aware. So Rama, Baba himself. Once he saw a warrior's head after growing in the masjid, and this shows us about hara hara hara from the earliest of time. eventually it'll become the biggest halaqaat and processes as Masjid eventually, many years later and almost time he already has a haircut. And Abu hurayrah was giving his halaqa and Bob said, You had better stop narrating a hadith from the Prophet.

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Allahu alayhi wa sallam, or else I will send you back to your land of a dose, I will send you back to your land of a dose. Now, this narration is true that that did happen. However, when you look at the timeframe and other narrations at that timeframe omitted Mohawk Bob had prohibited any halaqaat of Hadeeth because he wanted the people to memorize Quran in the early part of Islam. He didn't want any Hadith written down along with Koran. He wanted the Quran to be preserved. So he only had had a court of Koran. And then later on in his life, he then allowed halaqaat of Hadith if you remember the Koran itself, there was the issue of the danger in the late abubaker period earlier on where

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period people are dying the father of the Quran. And Omar was worried it was his idea, as you know, to gather the Quran in one, one place. And so he wanted to preserve the Koran. And we know that later on, he allowed the Holocaust of Hadith, because once he invited Abu huraira, to his gathering, after he was giving other a hadith and he said, I want to ask you a question. Were you not with us on such and such a day when we visited the house of this person with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam? Abu hurayrah said, Yes, I was. And I know exactly why you're asking me this question. Omar said, Why? About what I said? Because it was on that day that we heard the Prophet sallallahu

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alayhi wa sallam say, whoever lies about me intentionally let him prepare for his place in the fire of hell. And so Omar said, if that is the case, then go ahead and narrate.

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Okay, in other words, I'm going to know how Bob when he heard that award either started the hell off again. Now he called him and he wanted to make sure that Omar's standards are high. So he was going to quote him the Hadith that they had heard both of them in a particular house. So he said, Were you not there that day? And Abu huraira said, I was there and I know exactly what you're asking. You want us to remember that Hadith and remember that you don't worry. So then once Abu hurayrah narrated that Hadith, or motiva, Bob said, okay, as for now, I'm satisfied go. So he allowed him to the narrative editor and this is a very clear narration that what was almost fear. It wasn't that he

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doubted Abu hurayrah he was just wanting to verify aboard are you? Sure we are we are we have a high standard here. And you have to fear Allah subhana wa Tada. Once Abu huraira said, I know Yeah, I know you're a little more meaning that whoever lies will go to Johanna. I was there you were there. So once Omar heard this and he was content, he said okay, then go and do your Hannukah. So he then allowed a writer to have the Hanukkah in the masjid of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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Also, one of the famous narrations of criticism was the one that once I will have visited our mother Isha in her house behind the curtain.

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And the Allahu Allah has said, Oh Abu huraira you are narrating many Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,

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you are narrating so many a hadith. So of O'Hara said, Will La Jolla oma Wa La Oh my dear mother, yeah, Mama or our mother, that neither the mirror nor the dawn, you know the the dawn would prevent me from

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listening to the Prophet salallahu idea he was setting them meaning that my dear mother, you were a wife and you had responsibilities and duties as a wife. As for me, I was sitting morning and evening, only listening to Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So I should then said Laila, who perhaps that is the case that Allah who perhaps that is the case. So again, we have our issue herself, and she is the wife and she knows what it is narrating so many ahaadeeth so she's saying that we have heard that you're narrating so many ahaadeeth and again, it's an amazement that is understandable from Arusha. Annabelle Herrera makes this excuse and he said, Oh, my dear mother,

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you were busy in your wifely duties. I had no responsibility other than Hadeeth. So then I issues that perhaps indeed, that is the case. And even Omar as well mentioned this, the the incident of There's a famous incident between Omar and Avaya or the Allahu taala. And, and Abu huraira. Once there was a question about the blessings of janaza and a bin Omar, it is as if he didn't know of any blessing of saying

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The janaza prayer. And so abora said, No, there is a great blessing in the janaza prayer. I heard the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam say, whoever witnesses a janazah and prays over it shall have one mountain of good deeds, then whoever follows the janazah and witnesses, the burial shall have two mountains of good deed. Each mountain is like the mountain or herd. So even Omar got irritated now, like even Omar didn't know. And he's basically saying there's no big blessing, just pray. And he wanted to say no, there is a blessing. Even Omar said, Oh boy, Herrera, you're narrating too much. This enraged abou Herrera, and he went to Arusha immediately. And he said, Omar,

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oh, my dear mother, Did you not hear the profitsystem say this? And he said, Yes. Then he went back to Omar and said Arusha also heard it. And even Omar said, if that is the case, then indeed, you were the one who stuck with the Prophet system more than us. And you are more knowledgeable of his Hadith than us. This Hadith is in Bahati, this hadith in Bukhari, and Omar is shocked. I never heard this hadith. So he said, Well, what are you narrating too much? Where'd you get this from basically? Right. And of course, Abu huraira is now obviously Yanni. And again, so here's the point. There's no accusation of lying is tough for a lot. But the Sahaba are worried look, you you're a human being

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Are you sure you're not mixing things up? There's human error. And of course, Abu huraira is going to be insulted at that. So he verifies it from Asia. And then even Omar admits.

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If that is the case, couldn't zemo nada rasulillah you were more with the Profit System than us. You accompanied him more than us. Now who is saying this? It'd been Omar who knows the process and from the days of Mecca. He's the one saying this, even Omar Abdullah and I'm the one who was born in Makkah, migrated, you know, to Medina, grew up with the prophecies and I'm, you know, somebody who has been with him since his entire life. And he says, You were with the processor more than us. And so you memorize his Hadith better than us. And the criticisms against Abu huraira, also irritated by Boko Haram. And therefore, ironically, amazingly, we have his own defenses. In his own words, his

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reputation was being smeared in his own lifetime, by especially the people who, because Buddha was a defender of Earth might have been our fun. And in fact, he guarded his muscles we're going to come to and so the riffraff were of the first group to really denigrate a boyhood era, you know, anything before this is just like we said, it should have been a lot of this is just minor stuff. But that group were the first to really start accusing O'Hara of stuff for a while lying or something that no other Sahaba would accuse any Sahabi of. And so they were the ones who first give these these evil rumors. And he was obviously very hurt at this, who wouldn't be and he was very irritated at this.

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And we have his reports in his own defense. And he says that you people say that Abu huraira narrates too many a hadith that the Mohammed you don't and the answer, do not narrate you people say Abu huraira is narrating what the Maha junoon and Assad are not narrating. But let me tell you, my brothers of the muhajir own, they were busy in the buying and selling that took place in the marketplace. And my brothers of the ensemble, they were busy in the agriculture and the land that they owned. And as for me, I was a miskeen from the Misaki And of the people of sofa. And I would stick with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, despite the hunger in my stomach, so I would be

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there when they were not. And I would memorize one they could not. And one day, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said something that whoever spreads out his job, and then brings it forth, that will whoever does this will memorize what I say. So I was the first I'm going to get to it by the way this is I'm just doing a summary. I'm gonna do a longer one now. So I was the first to spread my throat out, and then I put it back on me. And ever since then, I never forgot any Hadith I heard from the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Now this hadith we're going to come to in a while, and that is one of the most important ahaadeeth which is an explicit Hadith where the Prophet

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sallallahu Sallam

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made a special draft for Abu huraira

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There are other Hadith as well about Abu hurayrah. In the Mossad recovered hacking with a slight weakness that one, the one that I just said to is authentic, this one is slightly weak. There's a missing chain from the Tabby rune, which is a very slight weaknesses a very trivial weakness, but it is still a weak Hadith that the prophet SAW Selim said, Abu hurayrah is a ocean of knowledge or maybe a proper translation is a container of knowledge. Okay. Well Herrera is a container of knowledge. And he himself says Abu huraira

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that, were it not for two verses from the Koran. I would not have narrated one Hadith to you. And then he quoted sudo tel Baqarah in the Lydian Eric to Moana, Monza, Nebula, toolholder, member edema, your nerdiness for the kitabi those who conceal the truth, after it has been revealed to them, then they are the people whom Allah has cursed and the cursors will curse. So Allah is saying those who conceal the truth are cursed. Abu huraira felt, if I don't narrate Hadith, I will be cursed. So I must narrate Hadith to you. And that is why Abu huraira has halaqa, as we said, became the largest Halla in the masjid of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And he had of the

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greatest number of students amongst the tambourine. Some of the greatest names of the tab your own are his own students. Mohammed even seen it been seen is one of the most famous of the tab your own. Not only is he a student of a Valera, he is a son in law of Abu huraira Abu huraira. His daughter is married to Mohammed Eben CD in, say the Messiah almost say you both are allowed her mom even when a bit these are of the greatest of the narrator's of the tab your own they are all the immediate students have a bullhorn. Now, how many I had detectable Herrera

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narrate? It's difficult to verify. But suffice to say that in any list about the top narratives of Hadith, number one is Abu hurayrah. That's the whole point of the attack on Abu huraira. In any list by any scholar in Islamic history, who has the most number of Hadith, Abu huraira, and he has them by a head and shoulders like quite a number. It's not like they're close by it is avoided on number one, then 2345 are kind of sort of similar in the same ballpark figure, okay. Abu hurayrah has the most how many does he have? Well, the largest book of Hadith ever written in early Islam, and unfortunately To this day, it is lost. It was written by a scholar in underdose. He traveled the

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whole Muslim world and he gathered the largest book of Hadith, it is called the Muslims of bhakti, Eben Muhammad, and Muslims of Bettina McKim McLeod was a contemporary of Imam Mohammed. So he's the same time from Mohammed, but he is from underdose. And because he was from Andalus. So

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that region, some of his books were preserved, some of his books were lost because of what happened in undos. And the most of the book, David McCullough, we still do not have a single copy of it. We have references in many medieval books, but it was simply too large. And when you have too large of a book to copy, it becomes difficult. Elon knows what happens, there's still always hope to discover, but that was never discovered. But we do have a detailed discussion about the most of the beauty of democracy. And one of the things that is mentioned that 5400 hadith of Abu hurayrah are in that Muslim 5400 something. Now, the next group of Sahaba have around 2000 or 3000, a hadith such as

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Isha, such as even Omar such as NSW Malik, such as Java diviner, Abdullah, these are the next names and all of them are in a similar category of 2000 to 2500 at max a little bit under 3000. At that level, so I will Herrera is head and shoulders above the rest of them. So we can see this attack on a doubleheader. Why it takes place. Now in the Muslim Imam which is now the largest book after the Muslim the book of the Muslim. Boo Herrera has around 3800, a hadith and then most of the 3800, a hadith so definitely the largest number of a hadith narrated by any Sahabi. And one of the things that that is the the cause for Abu huraira is frequency of Hadith is also the fact as we said that

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he lived for a long life and that he by and large dedicated his life to knowledge. Now what did he do in the time of the Sahaba did he not have any political office, it is mentioned that he did participate in a few has was not too many

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and of those was what he participated in the

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hers was against the motet in the reign of a worker. And also Omar Abdullah hottub appointed him to be the governor of Bahrain, which is basically the highest level of the whole province, the governor of Bahrain, probably because the process man sent him there for that period of time. So then Omar will hop out basically then said, okay, you get that province. So he went there for a period of time, and he was the governor of the entire province. And when he returned, he had 10,000 dinars more than when he left

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and Roma Bill hubub. Being the strict,

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you know, ruler that he was, he questioned about Herrera. Where did you get this money from?

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Where'd you get this extra income from? What is the fear?

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No, charging for that No, no.

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Taking favors bribes.

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Basically, money that is not meant to go to his pocket is getting into his pocket. In other words, it's paddle law is such a different time. Politicians getting rich through their politics.

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That's not allowed. Can you imagine? Like, currently our own Congress here? What is it 70% are multimillionaires, like of our own? Right? I mean, it is those people that are in office, they don't represent us. They're in their own. And generally speaking, every one of them they leave far richer than when they came in. And that is enough of a scientist say something is wrong here. or whatever, the hotdog, there's warning bells going off, where'd you get this money from? I sent you to be their leader not to get their money. Are you taking bribes? are you cutting something? Or was cutting some of the percentage off for your wealth? What is going on? And so Abu huraira became irritated? said

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no, this is my personal tiara of my own time that I'm allowed to buying and selling. And this is my own. This is my livelihood. And it's nothing to do with the state. So we'll have a little hop Bob sent investigations to find out where did that 10,000 come from? So panelo What was that time and what is, you know, our time now where our big guy refuses to even show his tax for 20 years.

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Even if he were to we know what's happening, so I mean, it's just crazy. So I will hurry it up. said all of this is my money. I this is my highlight risk from my personal, you know, service, I mean, not service stuff, my personal to Georgia, and the buying and selling. So Omar investigated, and it was verified that Abu hurayrah earned his money from his own time with his own t Giada. So then, Omar was happy and said, Okay, now you go for round two, and you're the governor again. And I've already said no, that's it. House. I'm not going to be the governor. I don't I'm not interested in politics. I want to stay in Medina and teach.

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He gave a politics for professorship.

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He didn't want to teach. I mean, he didn't want to the governor's he wanted to teach. So I'm going to allowed him to now become the permanent professor, if you like, you know, literally the chair professorial chair, if you like, you know, in the bottom of the profits of the law, why do you sell them from the time of Romer until his death? That is what what I did.

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Is it any miracle than any strangeness that he has so many ahaadeeth he became the primary narrator. in Medina, that's another key point here. He didn't go to Kufa, Baghdad, Basra where there was no builder. He didn't go to those faraway lands. He stayed in the center of learning until he died. And for the next 30 years, all he did was teach had eat and of course, at this stage now, he has his business. He has a side income, but now what he is doing, he is teaching the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and he in the time of Earth monitor the law one as well. He was of the defenders of Earth man, and he physically protected Earth man when he was surrounded, and during the

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time of Abu Bakar and Omar an earth man and early rhodiola, Juan Pablo Herrera was one of the few people who was allowed to give tours in Medina. So, there was a category of Sahaba you could go to them for photo not every Sahabi would give her to her back then you had to basically there was permission given these are the people that photo is given from the foremost among them was eventually been a bus as you know, a number as you know of them was Abu huraira. So Abu huraira was allowed to basically give verdicts to the people and along with his teaching. He was also basically a Mufti and he we have fatawa about his his knowledge of fifth as well. I will hurry it up. We don't

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know much about his personal life. We

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Do know that eventually he got married somewhere along the way, after the death of the prophets of the law very seldom, we know only three or four of the children that he had. It doesn't appear that he had a large family

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of his children is more 100 and of his children, his beloved, beloved, even Abu hurayrah. And he also had a daughter, who was the wife of Mohammed Ibn sitting. So his most famous student is his son in law. His most famous student is his son in law. And in those days, it was actually very common that the teacher would give his daughters to his best student because he trusted them he knew them. There are many stories of the past where famous Roma, actually their main student, is always their son in law generally, and that is not a coincidence and that the main student would then be the trust was there and so the chef would then marry his daughter. So Herrera married his daughter to

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Mohammed even Syrian and Mohammed Emma Syrian is considered to be one of the most now Who is the most famous student of Aveda, there is no one category because there's so many of them who are famous and well known. But definitely even seating is considered to be one of the most important students of Abu hurayrah. Also, we know there's only one reference available Korea's mother and it is a very famous story. And it's a story that is very moving as well. And this story seems to indicate that later on in life, avoid era might have had a house that he could go to away from the sofa. But he still stayed voluntarily in the sofa. But he might have had a house in Medina in the

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time of the Prophet little I sell him. This narration is interesting because

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the story begins and I beheaded his mother is a pagan.

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So what is she doing in Medina?

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And we don't have any of these details, as with most of these stories, just cryptic references. So let me tell you the story. And this is from the Muslim Mohammed. And so bringing the whole book I just photocopied it. It's one of the highlights of our era

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that Abu huraira said to his student of Boca theory, that a Valera was telling his student that Allah subhana wa Allah has blessed the believers whoever hears about me, or whoever sees me shall love me.

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His students said, and how do you know this? oboe hora. So what is the Let me tell you, my mother was a musharaka. And I would call her to Islam, but she would refuse to accept Islam. One day I gave her Dawa, and she said something about the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam That really hurt me. So I came to the Prophet sallallahu Sallam crying, and I said, O Messenger of Allah, I was inviting my mother to Islam, and she continued to refuse. But today, she said something about you that really hurt me. So please make dua to Allah that He guides omit Abu hurayrah.

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So the prophets of the law of YT, he was seldom said, a lahoma D, A B hora.

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Allahumma, the oma ebihara Allahumma de vihara ad.

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That of course, means guide the mother of Abu hurayrah. So I rushed back, happy going to tell my mother the good news that the promises are made for her. And when I got to the door, I found that shut, and I heard water trickling and splashing behind. And when she heard my footsteps, she said, stay where you are horrible, horrible. Don't come in. In those days, they didn't have a private bathroom in those days, is just one room as a very primitive house back then. And so there's no privacy the way that we have privacy in our times Stay where you are, oh, Abu hurayrah so I waited, and then she opened the door for me. And she had worn her garments and her C'mon mini she had

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dressed up. Okay, she had dressed up in a way that as if she's going out or something, and she said to me, in the eyeshadow, Allah ilaha illallah wa under Mohammed Abu who was hula. So she accepted Islam immediately whenever it comes back. So I went back running to the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam crying out of happiness, just as I had run to him before crying out of sadness. SubhanAllah

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now the same journey, and I'm also crying like I was crying, but this time I'm crying out of happiness. And half an hour ago I was crying out of sadness. And I said Yasuda law. I give you glad tidings that Allah has answered.

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Judo and only Abby Herrera has accepted Islam. And I said Yasuo law. Make dua that me and my mother become beloved to Allah as a bad that Allah servants Love Me and my mother. And so the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said Allahumma Habib obey Dhaka hada oma huida Reba de como mininova habibur la Hema, that our law, cause your servants to love a boyhood era and his mother and cause the two of them to love your believers as well. And so he said to his students, that is why no man hears about me, except that he loves me. And this is an interesting fact that it's very clear, it is true. The average Muslim only knows a few names of the Sahaba and that's it. And of those names is a

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name of somebody who converted towards the very end and only spent three years with the Bravo system. And that's Abu huraira. So very interesting tidbit here, that Allah azza wa jal puts that love of a Sahabi, who is not of the 10 Ashura, Mo Bashara, in fact, the average Muslim cannot name the ashram overshadow. He is not of the earliest converts who sacrificed with the courage against the courage. And yet, the name of Abu hurayrah is of the most famous names beloved to the Muslims, because of this drop of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam and of the honors of Abu huraira, that again indicate his high status

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is that when the mothers of the believers passed away, they nominated him to lead their Salah,

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a Chateau de la Juana, Abu huraira led her janazah think about that,

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not the governor because in those days, generally the governors would lead the genesis of the people, the people in charge in those days, politics and religion were the same thing. So the governor in charge would give the heartbeat would lead the Salah what not, but in special occasions, they would bring a person of honor. So when I should not be allowed to pass away in the 58th year of the digital, Abu hurayrah, was told to lead the Salah, next year, oma selama of the last of our mothers to pass away, died and avoider led her Salah as well. And then a few months after that, who passed away, and a normal and I will say to hodari We're the only major to Sahaba left and they were

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the ones who then took charge of that. So the fact that I will hold on to lead the Salah for our mothers, again, it indicates his seniority and rank, even though at that time there weren't too many alive but it was alive at that time. And jab at him Abdullah was alive and under 70 Malik was alive and I will say 200 he was alive. These are some of the Sahaba alive at that time. But Abu huraira was the senior most amongst them at that stage. And so he's the one who led the Salah for our mothers. So to summarize some points and then criticisms that they have and then some a hadith about his blessings not about him, not from him narrated but about his blessings. To summarize, why did a

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bullheaded and I read so many a hadith number one, his closeness to the Prophet sallallahu I sent him for three years. And the fact that it was the only reason that he was with him at great personal cost morning to evening sleeping in the masjid, giving up everything to basically be with the Prophet system for three years, three and a half years. Number two, that he lived a long life that he dedicated to narrating a hadith he passed away most likely in the early part of the 16th Digital many books say the 59 heads are aged out but but when you do a little bit of research and it looks like he passed away in the very earliest days of the 60th year of the hedgerow. Now 60 hedger that

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is a very late date around 50 years after the death of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So that is a massive amount of time. 50 years have gone and he is essentially constantly narrating a hadith as well. He stayed in Medina, unlike even Massoud who went to Kufa, unlike other Sahaba, who went to other places, avoided or remained in Medina, and he converted his basically he spent his days becoming of the first universities if you like, or the primary University of Hadith, if you like in the city of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam and of course of the most important reasons is the special that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam gave for Abu huraira This door

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is mentioned in Sahih Bukhari and it is mentioned in many books of Hadith that once Abu huraira complained Yasuda law, I forget your Hadith. So make dua that Allah allows me to memorize your Hadees so the Prophet system said, Episode Three that episode three that put your garment in front of me. So he took his upper garment off and put it in front of him. So the process

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Officer made dua for him. And the Prophet system said that our law caused him to memorize my Hadith. And so he gathered that, that that upper garment up and put it back. And Abu huraira said, From that day on, I never forgot to single Hadith. Now, this special.

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I don't know of any other Sahabi that asked for this specific

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or pseudo law, allow me to memorize your Hadith, that specific da, I don't have any other Sahabi. And so Abu hurayrah was the one who asked for that Dora, and He therefore got that drop as well. And therefore, those who attack Abu hurayrah The goal is not Abu huraira The goal is the sooner itself.

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The goal is the sooner itself. And that is why we already said from the beginning, you had the people who killed Earth man, they were the ones who began those evil rumors, anything before that is just innocent talk that was explained, as I said, and that's amongst the Sahaba they have the right to question one another at that level. And they were all satisfied no Sahabi ever accused another habit of lying that is simply impossible. And I'm going to quote you something again, that shows this as well. But throughout history groups have tried to dismantle or criticize Abu hurayrah. The Morteza were very harsh as well against Abu huraira. And we also had in recent times as well, a

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renewed attack on a boyhood IRA back in the 19, late 1950s

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an Egyptian you know, modernist or progressive, you know, the the this trend of modernism, it has kept on coming in and out. And maybe one day I'll give a class to modernism, it's a very interesting topic in and of itself. And I have critiqued the progressive movement. Many times I am a very vocal critic of the progressives. And I find the progressives to be intellectually shallow, because they keep on absorbing the values of their times and projecting them onto the Quran and Sunnah not realizing that the values of their times are not the end all and be all that not realizing that values keep on changing. And they're just so shallow to always presume that whatever is politically

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correct is going to be what is actually correct. values change morality of the people keeps on coming up and down. And anybody who studies history knows this. We don't take our values from what is the majority position, but progressives always think that that is what needs to be done. So back in the 50s, and this is coming from Mohammed Abdullah school back in the in Egypt and whatnot. One of the students of Mohammed Abu his name was Mahmoud Abu Raja. He wrote a very demeaning, derogatory book about a warrior. And he called it Abu hurayrah. Shay Hall Madeira, that Abu hurayrah the shape of Madeira and Madeira is basically

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a dish

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of food. It's a food that the Arabs would eat, because he found a narration maybe it's true, doesn't really matter where it said that we're headed. I like to eat this dish. And so what we all have our favorite dishes, the process of my favorite dish, you would like the leg of lamb. So what if it is true, but just to make fun of him will hoorah the shape of you know, this dish, that's the title of the book, by the way, okay, look at how derogatory, and the entire book was basically, an attempt to discredit a warrior, as a person who was, he didn't care about narrating authentic hadith he accused him of taking from the Jewish Christian sources, I mean, basically a bunch of stuff like this. Now,

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this book caused a huge crisis in the Arab and Muslim world at the time, and many famous rodella of the 60s, refuted it. And somehow Nola out of evil, sometimes much good comes. And this book was a huge benefit to revive the sciences of Hadith.

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Because in order to refute the book, scholars had to go and you know, basically, because what he did was, he took half narrations here in their standard, he went back to the sources and he just cut and pasted. And he basically presented a caricature of Abu huraira that is not authentic, in order to refute, people had to go back and do you know, their research. And so a number of very famous, very famous scholars refuted this, this book. Now, just to give you some examples, and by the way, that much of the writings of Mahmoud arborea they were absorbed by Western Western modernists and liberals as well. And in particular, one of the leaders of the feminist Islamic, the Muslim feminist

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movement, Fatima mirneasy, who was probably the first

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intellectual and she is until I'm not going to deny that she knows her stuff. I mean, that's the being intellectual doesn't mean you're always right. It means like, she knows her stuff, Father, moon, etc. And she passed away two years ago and she died as a Muslim. So he asked Allah forgive her and maybe she was in Shaolin

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Her Nia was between her and Allah.

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But she is essentially the founder of modern Islamic feminism. In the Western world, Islamic feminism has Eastern equivalents. She was a Moroccan lady eventually becomes a professor at Harvard, and she has written a book, The earliest one goes back to 1977. To one, what is it called? The veil and the male elite or something like this, you can look it up on Amazon, you can find it, she has an entire section dedicated to Abu huraira.

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See, you cannot be a progressive or a feminist or an LGBT or anything of that nature. Without rejecting Hadeeth you have to reject it. Because it's Hadeeth that keeps you in check. If you reject Hadith, the Quran becomes easier for you to manage.

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It's easier for you to manage you can twist and distort and whatnot. And that is why that trend of Islam is so vicious in its attack on Hadith. Because then and that's why we call ourselves athletes sooner. What is the sooner here it's Hadeeth. That's the term we have as athletes sooner. That's where the orthodoxy comes from. If you stick to the sooner, you really will not go too far there's a spectrum and inshallah, within the spectrum is all fine and good. Once you reject the Sunnah, then the sky is the limit, and you can twist and turn and do whatever you want. So she has an entire section dedicated to

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saying really nasty things about Abu huraira. I mean, she literally calls him a misogynist, literally. And she calls her Barrera female hater, misogynist. And that's why he fabricated all of these headlines about women don't blame it on the process. And he's the one who did it. Right. You see the tactic here, right? Like, discredit him. And by discrediting him, then all of these are howdy that I don't like so that can see, here's the conundrum. I'm going into my tangent here. But here's the conundrum. How can you claim Mohammed Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam and then not follow his Sunnah. You have to get a tactic, right? How can you claim this and then not follow his

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traditions. So you have a number of tactics. And the most obvious one is to discredit the preservation of Hadith not Hadith itself, you understand the difference, right? to discredit the authenticity of the Hadith, because most Muslims don't have any clue how the headaches were compiled. It's a complicated science. So just dismiss it with the flick of a wrist and say, oh, but how do you live 250 years after End of story. And that, again, shows their shallow nature. And the point is, though, if you don't know any better, and you read this book,

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there are interesting things that she brings, that will cause you to doubt. And of them, for example, is the famous Hadith in Sahih Bukhari that. Even Omar narrated a hadith in front of Abu huraira. And even Omar said that the Prophet system forbade us to own any dogs. We should not own a dog. A bahara said, but he made an exception.

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And of the exceptions is the dog of

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agriculture and sheep and like that, okay. So it's been almost said, yes, you are the owner of farms, and not me,

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editors, and basically, Buhari is a boy Howdy, howdy. Okay. Now, what does this mean? Well, historically, how have people understood this is very simple, that once Abu huraira now becomes a businessman, now, he is basically this is this, this interaction is taking place, obviously, way afterwards, you know, 4050 100 or something like this way afterwards. And at that time, who owns lands he's in, he has this and that, so even armour said, Yes. Use you, you know, that extra addition? Because you needed it, I didn't need it. Okay. And of course, my motherboard. Yeah. And then after her father member nisi they flip it 180. And they say what?

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He fabricated it and added it for his own benefit. Complete one at the Hadeeth is very clear, in that abohar era said that, oh, but the process made an exception. And he said, the color of the form is allowed. Right. And it's been almost said Nam until Sahibzada Yes, you are the owner of forms.

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And everyone in Islamic history has understood this to mean in almost saying Oh, yes, you're right. I didn't really think about that exception because I don't want to have any dogs and no need to me but you because you especially you're a farmer, you will remember that I would not remember it. Okay. But father mercy comes along and says Ah, so even even Omar is accusing her of lying. No, not at all. Not at all and other things as well. Can you believe I'm not exaggerating, but this is exactly in her writings and again, May Allah forgive her but

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Sometimes you just have very little sympathy for these people even though she passed away. I shouldn't say too much May Allah forgive her, I keep on saying that she is a Muslim man and she died in the state of Islam. But what she wrote is just just downright wrong, as simple as that. And can you believe in her book, you know, the male elite and

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the veil in the male elite, she actually says that Abu hurayrah is a misogynist. And she quotes many evidences for this. And of the evidences is a will Herrera narrated a hadith that the woman who tortured her cat is going to go to jahannam.

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And this shows that he hated women.

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You guys following this logic? I can't follow the logic, I can tell you that. She said, that doesn't make any sense to me. Okay, because he has a, you know, the famous Hadith of the lady who tortured the cat, and didn't allow to go outside. And so she goes to Johanna. So she is trying to find evidence that I've already hated women.

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And so she finds this one. And she goes, this shows as well that he hated women. And again, it's so easy to refute, because pretty much every headache, she doesn't like narrative of horror, you will find it by other companions as well. Just a little bit of research, we'll throw this out the window is not just only aborted, or coming with these types of things. And of course, I mean, the whole issue of, you know, progressiveness, and LGBT and feminism. And again, as you know, my stance on this, I mean, to me, all of these trends are stepping stones to rejecting Islam. Because once you do the research, and you find out that really, Islam doesn't live up to those values, there is no other

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alternative other than to reject Islam. And that is why many people who leave the faith to actually go through these extreme trends, because you cannot reconcile Islam with many modern trends, you just can't. And you're going to have to critically decide which version of reality Do you prefer the Quran and Sunnah, or certain modern issues that you've considered to be palatable and politically correct. And you can add at a very basic ignorant level, you can try to say, oh, Islam teaches this, and Islam teaches that and if you don't know any better, you live your life like that. But the minute you scratch the surface, the minute you go deeper, you realize you really cannot reconcile

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you just can't. And so you end up essentially,

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going one of two ways. Anyway, I'm going into too much detail. Maybe one day, I want to give some lectures about this definitely very something very, it's a it's a very modern problem. And yet it's old, it's not the first time it's happened. But it's the first time it's happened over these issues. Okay. It's not the first time it's happened that certain trends don't mix with Islam. But it's the first time that those trends are the trends we're all aware of, you know, gender, gender equality, the nature of gender, you know, the transgender issues as well. LGBT issues feminism as well humanism, secularism, the discourse on modern human rights, you know, again, all of this, it's

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something we need to be very frank about it. If you listen to my, you know, lectures in this, you see, we have to find a Anyway, I'm going into a whole different tangent didn't prepare for that someday, inshallah, we'll do that back to my point to criticize Abu huraira

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is a criticism of Hadith. And a criticism of Hadith is a criticism of the prophets of the Lord's him. It's that simple. Anyone who wants to criticize this Sahabi know that deep down inside, the ultimate result is going to be a criticism of the Prophet system himself. And by the way, this book of mine with the Buddha,

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it actually resulted in my own shadow that I told you about so many times shift Mohammed Li Rama, Rama navami. The Hindu converted, told us so many times, his master's dissertation in omokoroa University was called a boyhood era, in light of his narrations and their supporting chains, and it was refutation of this moment about a year. And it is you will find it online, the entire dissertation and many other dissertations written to defend a border of the love of Thailand. So inshallah to conclude very quickly, this is john Mary Timothy, one of the most authentic six books of highly authentic Jama Timothy, and this is volume four,

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volume five, and in volume five, he has kuttabul Menaka, the chapter of the blessings of the companions, and chapter 47 he has bubbleman altean Avi herrero, the Allahu taala in the chapter of the blessings of Abu hurayrah. So in my material at the famous Hadith in his or his genre, Timothy, he has an entire chapter about the blessings of oredo we'll quickly go over those blessings. So Avada narrated that one day I came to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and I spread my thobe in front of him and he

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Then gathered my throat and he put it on my heart. And after that, I never forgot any Hadith since that date. So this is a summarized version of the longer one in Sahil Bahati, the Hadith, then another one, which is by a different chain, I said, O Messenger of Allah, sometimes I hear something from you, and I don't memorize it. So he said, spread your garment, so I spread my garment. And then he narrated the previous Hadith. And then he said, I never forgot any Hadith after he did that. So this is a special that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam asked Abu huraira to spread his garment that he himself picked up the garment, put it on the hearts of Abu huraira. And after that avoided, I never

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forgot anything, after words had been Omar said to Abu hurayrah, or Abu huraira, you were the one who stuck with the processes and more than all of us, and you were the one who memories his Hadeeth more than all of us. This is a testimony from number two in that list of the most Sahaba or number three, depending on you count them, because it's Abu huraira ha ha bin Omar, they're all in the same camp as you like that I shouldn't have been Omar and basically unless and although they have the kind of sort of the same category there. I will say they'll hold regenerative. They're all three, four or five, six like that. So even Omar is saying, You were the one who memorized more, and you

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were the one who stayed with the Prophet salallahu idea who said them more than us. Mark Cuban abbiamo said that I saw a man go to tall haven obey the law, one of the 10 palha but one of the 10. And he said that all thought how do you see this Yemeni character meaning Abu hurayrah? Is he more knowledgeable than the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam then you because we hear from him what we don't hear from you.

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very explicit narration. One of the 10 promised genda and a tablet, he comes up and says what's going on? This Yemeni guy, not in a very positive way? How the Yemeni you this Yemeni character here? Of course m&e here means of course, well, whatever, because he's from Yemen, those as well. Is he more knowledgeable? Or what? Because we hear from him, what we do not hear from you? Or do you think that he is saying things the profitsystem never said, on how in obey the law said,

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As for him, having heard from the Prophet sallallahu, I sent him what we did not hear, I have no doubt that he heard what we did not hear. And that is because he was a poor person who had nothing. And he was blamed for rasulillah. He was the guest of the Prophet sallallahu ala he was sending them to whom it he, his hand was in his end, this his father has seen his hand was in his hand. And we were people have houses and people have money. And we would come to the Profit System in the morning, and maybe in the evening would come when we could come just like those of you who are working full time. If you wanted to study when would you come a little bit in the morning a little

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bit in the evening. That's it, we would come morning and evening. So I have no doubt that he heard what we did not hear. And no one has any head in his heart and would lie about the profits of the law while he was sending meaning. You asked me two things. Do you think he heard more than we did? Do you think he's a liar? Donna has said number one, I have no doubt he heard more than we did. And number two, anybody with any man could never lie about the Profit System. Okay, so far, he is testifying to avoid IRA's character.

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Okay over them as well, this headed over here, I'm not going to go on a body and everything that I came to Ohio, he said to me, I came to the Prophet sallallahu ala he was sending with some dates. And I said O Messenger of Allah, make dua that Allah blesses me with these dates. So the Prophet system took the dates and put them in his hand. And he made do art for Baraka. Then he said, Take these dates, and put them in your bag or in your sack. And every time you want to take something, then take it from the sack, and do not pour the data out from the sack. So Abu huraira said, I would carry that sack for a long period of time. Every time I would get hungry, I would eat from it. And

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that sack would never leave my body. In fact, I tied it to my belt

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until finally on the day that earthman was killed on that day, someone cut my my sack of data off and I never got it back from there. So that was a blessing that he was poor. He was hungry.

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So the process Some said, keep on eating the dates. So every time he goes hand in, there would be dates there and don't pull the sack out and do that.

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And the final study that we're going to do,

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oh, he has over here as well, why are you called a burrito? Or somebody else asked him, and he said that

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I would have a small cat, a little kitten, and I would put it to sleep next to me at night. And when it was daytime, I would go and play with it. And so because of that, they called me a boyhood hero. So this is we know we already mentioned this that not only they but the processor himself called him a bow, and the final Hadith in this chapter,

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Abu hurayrah said

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no one narrates more Hadith from the Prophet system than me except for Abdullah Hebner Amara because he would write and I would not write my Hadeeth now, how below him now that is not even Omar Abdullah him now I'm gonna Laos is also one of them. I forgot to mention, I should have mentioned him as in on what I need, but I'm gonna, these are and Asia and Java and unece. These are of the top names, and Abdullah have now made it but then also is also in that list. And Abu huraira felt that Abdullah have now been narrated more had eaten him, in reality have already narrated more Hadith and our beloved Abdullah Morales, but who was positively jealous, you're allowed to be positive, jealous

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of one thing, and that is that he said that Eben ama had a note and I didn't write notes and this is true. Abdullah have now more would have a volume of Hadith. And he would write down a Hadith of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam, whereas Abu huraira would memorize. But still the memory was more than the written word and avoided and ended up narrating more Hadith then Abdullah Nam allows and with that we conclude the story of Abu hurayrah. The most correct position of his name is Abdul Rahim Marina sadhana dosi. And there are over 20 other opinions of his name, who passed away. The most correct opinion is the 16th year of the hedger and He is buried in Brooklyn as well. So May

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Allah subhanho wa Taala bless Abu hurayrah for all that he has done for his for the oma And may Allah subhanho wa Taala cause the preservation that he did to continue to live on and on in our lives as well. Any quick questions about double Haneda before we break for those? Yes.

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That's a very good question. You have to realize in early early early Islam, there was a genuine fear of the Quran being forgotten.

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And so that is why even we have the Prophet system himself, saying and the Hadith in Sahih Muslim, don't write anything from me except the Quran. Whoever writes anything other than the Quran, erase it.

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And this hadith has been used by those who reject Hadith to say look, even the process of saying don't write anything, but what they forget is that a Muslim has this and the very next narration is he is mentioning various narrations that you can write Hadith. And the

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conciliation between these two is very easy and that is in early Islam. The Muslims were forbidden from writing Hadith, only memorizing and narrating them because Muslims were just learning to read. And reading was almost like a sacred thing at that early stage. Okay, so at that early stage, let everybody read the Quran constantly on the Quran. Towards the end of the life of the Prophet system, the door was open for Hadith as well. And we know this because there are so many including Abdullah Abdullah, as the process of knew that he would write Hadith and added Natalia who would write Hadith as well. And so many other explicit narrations where the prophets of Salaam wrote Hadith and in

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fact, he commanded people to write wrote meaning he dictated I should say, and he commanded others to send his Hadees so at that early stage, there was a genuine fear and that's why I'm what himself in the early part of his offer, said no Hadith Holocaust, let's concentrate on the Quran. And the Hadith was simply meant to be practiced not to have a special dose of it. Okay, so people should memorize that. Why did Abu hurayrah rhodiola one

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already understand that one could argue that this was really his role in the oma the preserver of headache that is the title given to him that he understood that a time will come when these headaches are needed just as much as the Quran are needed and that is why he started to

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Teaching Hadith, even when technically the ban had not been lifted, and that's what I'm gonna call him back and said, remember that day we were there and he said, I know exactly what you call me. And then after that Aveda was allowed to teach, so we we would say that Allah blessed Abu hurayrah to understand that there was a need to preserve Hadeeth just like there was a need to preserve Koran. And that's why he insisted on having the Hadith halaqa despite the fact that he had wanted to ban that Holocaust. Okay, good.

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Mr. Malik, when did he My mother died?

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My mother has a lot of heavy tub of water and a lot of headaches.

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Yes, he has a lot of headaches, and between him and a boy or two people. So two people on the internet.

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Okay, yeah, good.

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That is a difficult question. And that is a question that I tried to look up very quickly today, and it will take me too long for this one.

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The question is unique to Abu hurayrah.

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Not more than 200 or so what I what I looked up today, but to get a more precise number. There are two or three Masters and PhD dissertations that I didn't download. And if I were to download them, it take me like a few hours to scan through and see there's two or three specialized dissertations on who and his narrations and what not. And that's a very good question. And I confess that I did not go down this tangent. But I will Herrera's unique narration so what did he narrate that the other Sahaba did not narrate? That is the subject of some discussion and dissertations. And at the end of the day, the problem comes that

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this is an itch to hide the topic. Because you're getting a very deep questions. Very good question.

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Many times to Sahaba are narrating Hadith that are vaguely similar, but not exactly.

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Are you going to consider that to be the same narration or not? If ahaadeeth mentions something about the job. And other side, you mentioned the same thing I mentioned two other things. Is that the same narration? Or is that something else? So how do you define two separate narrations? That's really the point the point here, okay, a lot of times there's overlap. So no one can be 100% precise, because it's a matter of each they had, is this a separate Hadeeth from this one? Or is it really the same one because once you get to do two different Sahaba generally speaking, the wordings are going to be very different from one another. Because again, the the beginnings of the chains go

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back to the Sahaba. And the Sahaba realized one of the biggest issues of Hadith is that the Hadith is preserved by meaning and not by wording. So Hadith, the words are from the Sahaba and the narrator's. So if you look at the same Hadeeth, in 10 1520, different narrations, you find changes along the way. Because unlike the Koran that is preserved word for word had it has been preserved by meaning. So that's why it's almost impossible to answer that question definitively. Nonetheless, I want to say not more than a few 100 that's what I quickly looked up today. Final question there was and it's no sisters questions. Okay. Bismillah God.

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So the question is about weak IDs, do we take them or not? And,

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as usual, there are many myths hubs of the oma about all of these things. The dominant position that has been the historical majority from the beginning of times up until our times the dominant position, and the one that I follow, and the one that email No, we said there's a drama on this position, but in fact, there was an issue out there was some minor differences and in our times those minor differences become very big. The dominant position is that you categories headed into a number of categories, you have authentic authentic Asahi and has an A and B then you have weak brief then you have very weak and fabricated okay. So you have acceptable weak very weak and fabricated

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okay acceptable or scientism, as for the very weak, we ignore them as for the fabricated it is how long to narrate them unless you say that is fabricated. We fabricated means we can stamp for sure that the process of didn't

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Say it, okay. And the fabricated head is by and large are not found in the six books. By and large, the six books of Hadith. By and large may be one might say one or two but in reality, even though they're very weak, so in the six books there are really no fabricated Hadith per se, the fabricator had, they are found in the obscure books that most people have never heard of. These are books written in the fourth or fifth century of the hijra, such as Muslims are those that data me or books that are not books of hiding their books of history, for example, or books of, you know, like, for example, books written in the fifth or sixth century that dealt with literature get double Alani,

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for example, of herbal furnitures. For honey, these are books that the books of poetry, and they'll just say, pardon the views of the Lord send them and they'll just mentioned it, there's not going to be any it's not at all, but because it's written in a book in the fifth century. So somebody comes along the seventh century says, Oh, this is narrated and was sent narrated in the seventh century, 700 years go by and people just spread it okay. And there are many famous examples seeking knowledge even if you have to go to China so well known fabricated Hadith is not none of the books that had ever mentioned this have been one a minute a man fabricated Hadith. The word watan is an invention

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of later arrows is nothing, you know, loving your country is a part of human is a fabricated, heady, okay. There was no one in the time of the process of muslin, you know, you know, this, the fabrications by the wording of it. So these are all fabricated ahaadeeth you know them. Now, the category of brief brief has a very clear understanding, and that is that we're not sure that the process of him say it, or did he not say it? We're, we're not sure. And the most common reason for that if there are 4050 reasons, the most common reason is there's a missing link somewhere.

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Another reason is the person who's in the chain.

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We don't know anything about him. So for example, I don't I'm just making up an example. Don't quote me on this. Maybe a bull right. I had a grandson, maybe. I'm just saying, actually he did. I'm just thinking, just I shouldn't have made that. But you get my point, though, one of the sahabas, grandson's said, I heard from my father that his father said, Now what if we don't know anything about the grandson? We need to know who he is? Okay, the Sahaba we trust. But not every single son or grandson his memory was good.

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Not every one of them we know for a fact that what he preserved was authentic. So what if is unknown? We don't know. In that case, it will be a weak ID and a weak ID it means we are not sure. So what do we do with weak edits the bottom line? Weak Hadith. The majority of scholars say number one, we cannot use them for deriving Islamic law or for during Islamic theology. We cannot use them for an athlete that cannot be used with barf Hadith, because you need to have a higher level of certainty. Okay. Number two women may use them for historical purposes. Something happened in weather and it's narrowed in a week had it no big deal. Okay, much of the Sierra is brief quote

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unquote, history. Much of the Sierra is very meaning. We just have narrations, any of the grandson of a Sahabi said I heard from my grandfather or my it is narrated, we don't know who the missing link is. No big deal in his house is full of missing chains in his holiday 151 50 hedgerow. And a lot of times, you'll just see the process of him dead. That's 100 years between him and the professor. How do we know we're not 100%? Certain but we just assume he's studying from the grandsons of the Sahaba etc. No big deal as long as we're not deriving theology and fifth, okay. Number three, so history, no big deal at all. And that's why I'm Ashford said, when we narrate about

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Helen Helen Shatner will be become strict. And when we narrate the Sierra and Mojave to sahana, he goes no big deal. We can narrate the Zima Mohammed, when we're narrating Holloman, halaal strict, and when we narrate Sierra and Mojave, okay, no big deal. We don't have to be that strict anymore. Okay. Number three, what if the ahaadeeth are about not heroin, heroin, and not Sierra, but some generic good deed that people do.

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Here, the majority position is that if it is a generic good deed that is already confirmed in the Quran and Sunnah. But we come with the specific blessing that is not found in the authentic hadith. What do we lose by narrating a brief Hadith? For example, there is a specific Hadith about charity and the blessings of charity its life. And we narrated Is there any problem for telling the Muslims to give to the poor. For example, there is a body of Hadith you're seeing fallible Quran.

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It's life. So what?

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So what if somebody loves soda? Yes. And is that a problem? If they recycle, they are seen extra. Is that a problem? So what? There is a life Hadeeth slightly weak there's again one of the narrator's his hair for this week that whoever memorizes the Quran on Judgement Day, he will wear a crown and He will give shout out to his parents, okay. So what do we encourage the people that inshallah Allah His generosity is going to happen inshallah. Is there a problem to encourage the people to memorize the Quran using this hadith? No, because memorizing the Quran is something that is good anyway. So now we come across a weak Hadith and it says do this, okay. Bismillah no big deal. So, the majority

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position is weak Hadith can be used for actions that are already proven in the Quran and Sunnah. And it's just an added encouragement. But some say, if you use it in a hotel or in adults, you should tell the audience that look, this hadith is not like pahadi and Muslim, this hadith is grade C, okay. So know that it is we go ahead and do it. And inshallah we hope Allah will give you the reward, but realize that we're not sure that the process of said it, and that's a good compromising position. Now, you also had the stricter side, say, old boy, you've had it, we discard them completely, we should not use them at all. And this is a very minority opinion in medieval and early

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Islam. And it has become very popular in our times, because it was the visit of Shia for Albanian Shahada Advani is the revival of sciences have had a lot of time. There's no question about that and because of his status, a lot of people followed this position from him, but in reality, it is a very minority position and it would not have ever come back into mainstream if he had not done this but that's a legitimate opinion shot anyway. With that inshallah, we conclude