Channel: Yasir Qadhi
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miller hamdulillah salat wa salam ala rasulillah
so today I will be doing the story of our mother Xena vintage or the love unhappy. And out of the entire series that I did the six years project that I did. The only any mother that we went into a little bit of detail in that series was Dana Binti, Josh. And I was wondering, should I redo all of that today and I realized that most of the people who listen to this part, which is basically the mothers of the believers, they're not going to listen to the first 185 lectures. And so also there's other research that needs to be done and other details so they will be repetition is what I'm trying to say in today's lecture versus a lecture I gave around four or five years ago from about Xena
vintaj because we did cover some of this I would say 50 60% of this was covered in the CLR as well but inshallah this will be the the comprehensive one about Xena in its totality. Zainab bint the judge her name at birth was Barbara. And when she embraced Islam, Barbara means the very righteous lady from the word bid lay sell bitter and tolu Jochem. So Barbara means the very righteous lady. And as you know,
Allah says in the Koran fella to Sacco and fusa calm do not ascribe piety to yourselves. So names that are either very vulgar in meaning or very pious, artistic and meaning are makuu they should be changed. So Barbara means the one who is Jani imagine somebody named McDuffie, and you don't name somebody with Chucky. It's not something that should not be done. Because you are ascribing to what to yourself, we hope he's with me, but you don't name yourself that. So Barbara, it was a name that the process changed and he changed it to Xena. So the name Barbara was changed by the prophet system when Xena converted and Xena was not a Porsche from her father's side. She was what I share from my
mother's side but nessa is from father's Her father was from the tribe of the bundle Hosea, which is a non kurashikku tribe, a very distant tribe. And her father's name was Josh, Josh even rehab from the blue asset from the hoceima. So the asset is the smaller tribe the Hosea is the larger tribe. This person Josh came to MCC pre Islam and he formed an alliance with whether business partnership or whatnot, there was some type of alliance between him and I've been more positive. And eventually I've been more positive married one of his daughters to Josh and that is oma been tagged and will pile up so this is the older sister of Abdullah, the father of the process and so this is the father
the Prophet systems aren't Okay, well, Mama is the processes on to the puppy as they say. So this oma was the mother of Xena. So Xena is therefore the cousin from the aunt side, the father's sister's daughter, okay, but because it's the sister's daughter, so she is not called a Shia because her father is not called a sheep. Okay, so Zane had been through Josh is not considered for Ashiya and the two unique things about her. There are many unique things but when it comes to the mothers of the believers, the two unique things about her is that number one, she was the only
wife of the process and who is his cousin? Okay, so Xena Binti, Josh is a cousin of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam as we said from the mother's side, and the other unique thing that we will discuss is that Allah azza wa jal himself married the two of them so there was no nikka contract the Koran is the nikka contract, and we recite the Quran To this day, those verses and that's a very interesting point that we will discuss Zeno bit the Joshua Of course he's coming from a famous family. Her brother Abdullah had been Joshua we mentioned his story in the Battle of button and he died of Shaheed in the Battle of word or other brother obey the law had been judged as a long
and convoluted story about him in Abyssinia and the some versions mentioned he became more tired. This is OBD live and Josh, the famous story in every senior that is mentioned in the books of Sierra. She migrated as a widow to Medina. Now I looked up the references I have, obviously the 100 have a good Library's extensive library, but it's not comprehensive. So I don't have every book ever printed about the zero. I looked up as much as I could, I could not find who was she married to in the days of pre Islam? What was her first husband's name? I wasn't able to find if anybody finds please email or text me and I will inshallah add it in a future lecture but I could not find who her
first husband was. So she migrates and she is a widow, and she is almost
Lima she is a widow. She goes to Medina, either widowed or divorced. We don't know that since I don't know what who the first husband was. And she is now a single lady in Medina. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam sends a messenger to her. And the messenger has a proposal. And he says that the process some has sent me with a proposal, and she jumps for joy, thinking that the proposal is for her. So she was eager to marry the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And there's nothing wrong with that. And the messenger said, No, he's not proposing for you. He is bringing a proposal for you. So she said whom? And he says she the messenger said, who was the the one? Zaid, Eben
haritha, okay. So, she said, I am his cousin, and he wants me to marry his molar. I don't want to do it.
So, Zainab la De La Hoya and how she felt that this is not an appropriate man, for me. Now, this is a very sensitive topic, no question, this is just the beginning of the sensitivities. But at the end of the day, you cannot be forced to marry if you don't want to marry, for whatever reason, she felt this is not an appropriate match for me. Okay. And if we feel the same as long as it is within the realm of Helen, and Danny, what she is saying is in the realm of hell, and it's not how long you have the right I want to marry somebody from my background, my culture, whatever it might be, and it's not racist to like your culture, or your people or whatever it is, but she felt that he is not
to my level. I'm not the cousin of the process them and now he's sending me his, you know, his, his moda, his adopted son, I don't want to do that, according to one interpretation, or when this is found in earlier books of the year.
Allah revealed in the Koran what kind of meaning Well, I mean, it is a photo la hora pseudo near Conan Doyle here, remembering that it is not befitting that the believing men and women have a decision other than the decision of Elon is messenger. So she said, I am happy with whatever the processor is happy with. If he wants me for Zaid, then I am happy with z. And so they ended up getting married Zaid and Zane have they ended up getting married. And this marriage was doomed from the beginning. It was never a happy marriage. And they found it very, very uncomfortable from the very beginning. And we will get to the story of the wedding and the whatnot and of the story of that
thought after a wedding in a while. But before we get there. So a little bit about the status of Xena, Xena, in the wives of the Prophet sallallahu. I sent him we already mentioned that the wives of the processor were divided into two camps and one half so we're on one side, and zeyneb and omis Anima. Were on the other side. And Ayesha has a very beautiful description of Xena even though they were competitors. She has a very beautiful description of Xena and Isha said that when it came to the incident of the slander Zeynep sister Hemen had been to judge her full sister Hammond had been the judge was one of those who spread the slander. And she did so thinking it would help her sisters
camp and her Isha in describing the details of the slander, she said hominess spread the slander. As for her sister's anus, her taqwa prevented her from saying anything.
This is our issue saying that you know how many fell what it fell for, but her sister's a no write a lot. I mean, her Tacoma prevented her from falling into that. So this is you know, they say the the praise of the competitor is the highest praise. And here we have an issue saying that it was her taqwa that prevented her and in another Hadith, which isn't a Muslim, the Arusha describes Xena at some say this one Zeynep died. That's why she's describing Xena when she dies because as we mentioned, Xena was the first wife to die. That Xena was the only one who competed with me in status in the eyes of the prophets of Allah who it was send them and I have never seen a woman also the
only son more truthful in her speech at are in the law more taqwa with Allah subhanho wa Taala more righteous in her religion, more caring for her relatives more generous with her charity, and more energizing in her efforts to come closer to a law than Xena. This is coming from whom I should hypothesis a Muslim the most authentic book after Bahati. So this is our Isha
that paragraph so high to low one praise after another one of which would be enough and there are seven phrases in there. One praise would be enough, but I went into Tafseer detail
Praising Xena. But then she has one phrase, and that is, but she had a harsh temper that would quickly go away when she calmed down. We'll see one example of this. Okay, so I Isha is talking about Zeno that, look, we were competitors, no doubt about it. But in the end of the day, I have never seen a woman at all right are stuck with the sun and right, giving more, but more vivid and more sought after in the eyes of Allah subhanho wa Taala than Xena. And this really shows us the status of Xena. Also, when the wives complained to the profitsystem about they felt that, you know, remember the story of the gifts going to Russia and going to none of them. So they felt that I
should have been preferred. Remember the the people would gift the process on the day of Ayesha not that he would give it to him. And so they complain through Fatima and Fatima went back and said I spoke to him he didn't change his mind. So they said you didn't do hard enough. You didn't try hard enough. Who did they send Zane up? Okay, they then send Xena to the prophecies and lo first wife to go therefore was Xena and Zane have attempted to negotiate the treatments to the other wives. And it was in the house of Arusha that this was happening. And this was
the show was sitting there as well. And Xena became somewhat harsh as the one narrating and Xena became somewhat harsh against Russia. And you should look to the process of to defend but the process is not going to take sides the both of them are his wives. So he simply gave the motion that I assure you defend yourself. I'm just gonna basically he just went to back who goes look, you go ahead, you defend I give you permission to defend our issue said I then let loose as harsh as I could. So much so that Zainab then went behind the process of them as if protecting herself from my speech. Right? And she then look to him to defend against Xena against Arusha. Right, so the process
of in the middle of Xena was on both sides in the process. I'm shrugged and said she is the daughter of Abu Bakar What do you want me to do? With every backer This is the same tongue there. What do you want me to do there? So but again, the point that Zane that was there also of the interesting things as well is that Zane dubs walima was the most lavish wedding out of all of the wives of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, no wife had a more lavish walima it was the only walima where meat and bread and dessert was all served Mashallah to botica full meal, which was very rare, so rare, it didn't happen in any other wedding. And over 300 guests were fed, pretty much the whole city pretty
much was invited at the walima. And this is mentioned by NSV dematic when ns was a much, much older man, he's 100 years old, half blind, whatnot. People come to her and say, tell us about the process and tell us what is the most amazing thing you remember. And us remember he was with the processor for 10 years, right? He said, I should have seen him. So 10 years he was with him. When he was asked what is the most amazing thing in his mind. The first thing he thought of the wedding of Zenith somehow less interesting. The first thing he thought of the wedding of saying was I was there at that wedding day and my mother cooked Hay House or they're out of here. Do you know what houses you
guys know Hessler is gone never heard of house Okay, I'm just curious. Okay. It is still I think some but do still use the word house from mistaken so hails is a dish that is a mixture of wheat and barley and flour along with butter and honey and dates. So it's a type of like, you know, semi sweet cookie like this. Okay, so my mother ordered hails be done, which is a very exotic dish if you're going to bring ghee and butter and you know, wheat and flour and all of this are going to mix it. So she cooked a dish. And she then said to us go to the process of and gift him and excuse him, this is all we could do for his wedding day. And the process I'm commanded that a sheep be slaughtered a
goat to be slaughtered, not a sheep goat a goat be slaughtered. And bred was given. So the process of density invite so it's was he listed, I went and invited them they came 10 at a time they ate. Then he left another day left another 10 they left another 10 somebody said How many did you feed and I said maybe 300 people you know bid by so much. So that is one two the most. You said anybody left come we went to the streets anybody left come so everybody was invited to the minima of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and ns then said that voila, he won the food when the people finished eating and I lifted the tray. I do not know was the food even more or the same as it was in
the beginning? Okay, so the Hales and the bread and the meats. All of it was the Baraka was done. Also over the blessings of Xena is that Allah revealed multiple verses, some of which we're going to recite today. Basically
Much of sutala HAZOP came down because of or due to Xena. Now, when was the marriage of Xena? The strongest opinion is that it took place in the fifth year of the hedgerow in the third of the fifth year of the hedgerow. And for sure it took place before the slander of our issue because when this slander takes place, Zeynep is already married. Okay, so before the slander of Ayesha is the marriage, some savingstar says, after the husband's have been immoral, you see, so basically around the fifth little card though the fifth year of the hijra,
but realize there are other opinions as well. Now
zeyneb story is really just one big story that is very, very potentially problematic for those who want to make it problematic. And like I will quote you the verse from the the main verse that we are dealing with now. So little Isaiah, verse 37. This is the main verse that will we will be dealing with
what is the older lady Anam Allahu alayhi wa Nam Daddy, when you said Yasuda law to the person whom Allah has favored and whom you have favored.
Allah has favored by Islam, you have favored by freeing him and adopting him as your son.
What is the older lady Anam Allahu alayhi wa Nam Tali? I'm sick either because oh, Chica, keep your wife and don't divorce her. What tequila and fear Allah, by not divorcing your wife, I'm sick, la casa tequila 123 feet of sick and you kept something inside of you?
Mullah humo de that which Allah would lead to reveal
what dosha NASA and you feared the people will love helpful antosha but Allah has more right that he be feared for them, although they do minha Ouattara, this verse. It is the only time that Allah mentions or Sahabi by name, in the whole or on freedom. Powerball. They don't mean how wapato and this is enough of a favela for they even had it and he is an overlook so happy I've gone over him in the very beginning of my biographer those of the Sahaba and as our Isha says, and she is the daughter of Abu Bakar if Zaid had been alive today after that the process of them no one would have chosen anyone over him for the Hannah. She says this and she's the daughter of Abu Bakar and many of
us overlook is a man who is a Allah mentioned by name in the Koran. And Allah says Allah favorite him and you favorite him. The one I'm alone, because it was a maluma What's duction so Allah horn Daksha phylum, although they do minha Ouattara once they finished his need from her which is an Arabic expression that means once the divorce took place, that's the meaning of it should not be translated literally. Because literally perhaps there are some meetings that don't sound good, but it's an expression like we say is caught red handed is an expression How about what Allah who finished basically once the it was finished for the Moto Z domina What are on once the AIDS need of
her finish, which means once the relationship finished so the the the nigga has finished, there it is done. So we're Janaka we married you to her. This is the nigga contract. We recited to this day, though what Janaka? Ha, we married you to her like a Lacuna Coil, meaning the hydrogen so that there should be no how much for the believers to marry their wives have their idea of the people who they claim to be sons in the past, of course, that has now been abolished, right? So this concept of adoption is now gone. And therefore it's not a real son, therefore, the wife of this person is not your actual Muharram because the real son and the real father, their wives become permanent Muharram
to the Father and and the son afterward, right? You understand this point, right? permanent By the way, ironically, the wife will not be in my home to the ex husband if a thought takes place. But there will be a permanent Macedonia to the Father and the Son. Okay, because now Macedonia is just having a battery made here doesn't mean you can be with her alone, it means that you're not allowed to marry her. That's what I'm here to meet her me. So the point is that we married you to her and indeed what kind of I'm gonna love him for that. Now, this verse sutala has a verse 37 keep it in mind. It is very explicit.
You feared something, you hid something in your heart. You didn't want the people to know. And a law would reveal that which is your heart. You shouldn't have been scared of the people you should have been scared of a law, the verses already hinting at something awkward. So obviously we're going to get to that awkward now is going to be something that is the awkwardness now, today's lecture will
Demonstrate as well, a reality that I have hinted at before. And by now we are hamdulillah those that have been with me from the beginning. So now you know, my, my, my style and my,
my the importance that I give to academic integrity, I don't sugarcoat, I don't paint a rosy picture, I need to tell you the facts, because if you don't hear them from me, and you hear them from somebody else, then it's going to cause problems. And by now, I have given enough disclaimers that you know this, but for this lecture, I need to give it again, because truly, it is perplexing to the one who doesn't understand the humanity of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
When you paint an image of some entity that is not human, then you read these texts, so that it doesn't match with that. But if you understand the process of to be the best human, but still human, then it's not problematic at all. So to me, there's no problematic in fact, it increases my Eman. But to those who have a different interpretation of who the Prophet system was, then these things are problematic. Another thing that we learn and I'll lay the beans very just spill the beans very clearly, what we see here, and I find it problematic very clearly, I find it problematic. What we see is that some incidents
as Islamic history evolved, the story was sanitized and made easier and more palatable for the masses to deal with. So when you go to the earliest books, you find the pure story. When you go to later books, the story has been cut off, embellished, beautified, right. And the problem with that is that the end product is so different from the original, that when somebody hears the original, it causes doubt to their EMR.
See, this is the problem. Honestly, if we didn't live in the time that we live in helaas Let me also paint the rosy picture and show you the beautiful flowers and you know what not, but see, we live at a time where you log on to YouTube. And you listen just type in anything you want about this, you know mirtha doing their this coffered doing that this whatnot, and you hear from our sources, and he's going to open up the book, say, Look, I'm not lying is from your source. And it can stop for a lot. No, it can ever happen. Then you see it did happen, what happens, and I have met people I've said this many times I have met people, they have either doubted Islam or left Islam, simply because
the Islam that they were taught was a type of Islam that is not 100% accurate. So then they say you've been we've been lied to. People didn't tell us the truth. And they are writing that you see my point here, right. So that's why I'm sorry to have to be the bearer of the truth for you. But it is better that you understand the truth and therefore do it. And also, this shows the the importance of academic integrity, it shows as well that it's very possible, and I'm not, I'm not discrediting our scholarship, it is human nature to embellish, we do it all the time. We do it for our parents and our children, when we narrate things about them, it's human nature. So what's going to happen
when the person we're doing it to is none other than the most beloved of the most beloved, and what's going to happen when generations keep on going by and you change the story a little, then a little then a little, not even conscious? It's subconscious. And it's just going to continue until finally, the final product is very different from the initial one. So what then do we find in the earliest books of Hadith, and the earliest books of Sierra and tafsir? And how has it evolved over time?
So in sahale body, we have a very simple phrase, that anisette that Zaid came to the Prophet system, complaining about Xena, this is when they're married. And the Prophet system said, keep your wife and don't divorce her.
And as I said, if any thing of the haoran were to have been covered up, the prophet system would have covered up this verse of so little as up because Allah says in the verse, you hit something in your heart. If the Prophet says and wanted to hide the Quran, he would have hidden that verse. The very fact that the verse exists in the Quran where reciting it shows what what does it show guys?
the integrity of whom? The Prophet system in delivering the message, the verse is gently rebuking him, because following me, you fear the people you shouldn't have feared the people you should have feared Allah, it's very clear, is gently telling him he should and it's still in the Koran, who told us is there he did. So the very fact that it is there, it adds credibility to the story. It makes it the point that it is true. Now
also, we learned from
The state books I've had it as well that when this first came down, Xena was very happy that Allah xojo married her directly. And Xena would say all the time to the other wives especially that Allah has married me from above the seven heavens and she would say to the other wives. As for you, your fathers and brothers were your Wendy's and married you off. As for me, Allah married me from above the seven habits, okay, Allah married me directly. And Ayesha herself has the exact same phrase in Timothy, that if the Prophet system were to hide any verse from the Quran, he would have hidden this first because it is somewhat awkward first, so I China's both saying the same thing. If the Profit
System were to tamper, it would be this verse. Now. What is this thing that is hidden? And what is the verse talking about? Most of the Imam Ahmed mentions that from nsmt Malik. So this is a Muslim hammer hammer. This isn't this book right over here. This is a mama's Muslim. And again, I'm quoting my references today, especially because the irony is when you read any book of Sierra and I challenge you today, go back to your library, and open up the story of Xena Britain by any modern author, you will not find what I'm telling you. But you will find it in every single classical book without exception.
You will see a disconnect between the past and the present. And I say humbly that is dangerous, is dangerous to our children's a man because we are it should not be awkward tell the truth. In my opinion, nothing of Islam should be awkward is my opinion. If it's the truth, we shouldn't be awkward. So we tell them as it is. So in most of the moment
that the Prophet system visited the house of Zaid when they didn't say they were married, and he saw Xena
and something entered his heart dollarshaveclub
then z z wasn't there. We're gonna learn the other story the other, more detailed incident. They then came to the profitsystem complaining about his wife that she is sharp tongued and I can't stand her and this marriage is not working. But the profitsystem said, so he could have said divorce. Her house is not working. divorce her. But he didn't. He said I'm sick either because oh Joker what tequila and there was something in his heart that he didn't reveal. Okay, that's the story and Muslim.
Okay, now, it is hot, believe it or not, does not mention the entire incident which is a big vacuum. Like the Quran is about this, but it's not there. And some have criticized him for not mentioning anything about the details of Zainab story inside, who is one of the earliest commentators of Sierra riffin. Yanni his biography has double causes one on died 230 inside mentions the full details. And I'll call this basically the original prototype version or call it version a if you like. And this is the detailed version that is found in pretty much every book of Sierra of early Islam. And pretty much every book of Hadith that mentions this story. And insides version is very, very detailed and
long. And eventide remember, he's one of the earliest co authors right so along with him and his half and others inside says and he hasn't it's not by the way, so it's not as if he's narrating it goes back to the tab here on the Prophet system went to visit Zaid, but Zaid was not home. And zeyneb came to answer his knock. And this was before a job had been revealed. This is a key point here, hijab has not come down yet. The verse to cover your hair has not come down. So Xena brushed to answer when she heard the Prophet says and I'm out of respect to him. And she came in her regular dress in another report High Sierra and High Sierra has been missed translated big time missed
correctly, incorrectly by some later orientalist, and even some Muslims who didn't understand Arabic, and they said hacer la means that she was not covered. Right. And the implication is she wasn't wearing regular clothes. No has it means no hijab on her hair. They difference between? Yeah, the implication versus the no hijab, right? Has it. I mean, she wasn't in a veil. That's what it means. So she's basically wearing the clothes that you wear at home, not anything of this nature. And she came rushing when she heard the process out of like, I respect the process coming. And so he saw her in her regular dress and without her
hijab on and hijab had not been made obligatory now, it's not obligatory, but still it was the custom and decorum when ladies left the house that they wore extra. This was the regular even in America, that is the regular thing, but now she's in her house. So she comes rushing and the Prophet says Adam
saw her and then averted His grace. So the very fact that he's turning away indicates something. And she started saying things and Zayn have just caught phrases sapan Allahu Allah subhana wa sublethal kulu. Okay, so Hannah Lloyd Allium. So Hannah, the one who changes the hearts, some kind of a sort of a hole, and he walked away. He didn't say anything else, he simply turned around and walked away. Honestly, I don't find anything problematic about this at all. Nothing problematic. But some people, they find this big, very, hugely problematic. So his aid comes home. And she says the process of them came. They said, Why didn't you invite him in? Obviously, this big thing to come. By the way he
came to reconcile them, he came to try to bring the marriage together again. Why didn't you invite him in? She said, I did. He said, What did she What did he say? She said, he turned away and just mumble something said What did the mumble said all that I heard was Subhana. Allah had them. So Hannibal started off on Hulu. Zayn did not understand the implications of what is being said.
Her mind is innocent in that way, meaning women don't are different, you know, they not trying to be but generally speaking, women don't think like men think and they're not thinking in this regard. She didn't understand what is the meaning of Hannah more palatable. So Hannah, what not What is this? Like, what does this mean? But of course, who understood Zaid Zayed understood immediately. Okay. And so Zaid went to the Prophet system and said, Dr. rasulillah, should not divorce enough. And you can take her, he doesn't want to anyway, so I really wanted to get rid of her. Okay. But now the situation has become complicated because of what has just happened. And he has something in his
art. And he tells aid. It tequila, right. I'm sick.
But his heart is not. I'm psychotic.
And this is what I was going to reveal later on in the quarter, you understand this version? It's very clear. And I don't I don't see if you understand what is going on the process of missing SAP HANA mokaba. How can you blame if the heart changes? And this is what a gentleman does? He turns around and walks away. I mean, what more do you want? This is what agenda and he doesn't act on the emotions. He keeps it to himself. That's exactly what you want. What more perfection Can you have? Right? So he walks he goes back and he doesn't tell anybody, nobody. But Zaid is out in the end of the day his adopted son quote unquote, you get the one when I said doctors and please don't jump on
and say we understand it. It was later abrogated, but for many years, he was right. He knows the process and better than almost anybody. But then when they knew this is inside speaking, when they knew that the professor
was interested in her even emotionally what not, they completely cut off contact from Xena anyway, as it was the marriage was in shambles. Now when this happened, they didn't approach Zane up and eventually of his own accord he divorced her.
He just couldn't the marriage could not last because there was sharp tongue and there wasn't harmony in the household and whatnot. As we said he had complained plenty of times and the process and then came to try to reconcile one last time, then this happened, he came back and Zaid got the hint that you know what
I don't want to anyway and perhaps it is best that you know the profits of the low selling taker. And so when
when they have Zaid sorry when they did the Xena was finished, so they're in the finishes. Now she's a free lady, freely freed. Free ladies and Mick works. Thanks, sir. She is a lady who is free to be married not a free lady. Okay. She's a lady who's free to be married.
And this is very important hypothesis I Muslim. The Prophet system calls none other than Zaid himself and says, I don't find anyone more suitable for this task. Then you
go to Zayn and ask her if she's interested in marrying me
to choose they directly why why to choose the ex.
Because no one can then accuse
of there being some type of collusion or anything of this nature. That Zaid wasn't tricked, Zainab wasn't tricked, nobody has been forced, and also to demonstrate that the two of them, they don't have any feelings of marriage for one another. I mean, you don't go to somebody you have feelings for and say, oh, by the way, there is a third party interest. It doesn't work that way. The very fact that zayde is being chosen and there wasn't I don't know anybody more suited right now I have a very delicate task. He chooses eight and this day
demonstrates that there is no feeling whatsoever. There was never any, you know, last law as they say that the marriage was just not going to happen from the beginning. So a Muslim says
they went to Xena. Now, Zainab is an ex wife. Still his job has not been revealed. Right? So he walks in me with permission, he walks in. And she is now
doing the Who do you call it the mill? You know, the thing like that, right. And so she's, you know, the, the, you know, the wheat and whatnot, chaffing whatnot. And of course, once again, in this state, it's not you're not in full hijab, but a woman's working, what not. Then Zaid says,
I realized the mahkum of Xena and the profits that I sell them, and that this was potentially his wife. So I turned my back to her. And I spoke facing the wall.
I mean, this is amazing. Well, like just think of this picture here. Right? This is his ex wife.
They've been together for almost a year, husband, wife. Now he's going, but he realizes, you know what, this is going to be the wife of my prophet. And I should not be looking at her like this. So he turned away from her facing the opposite side. And he speaks to her out loud, that Oh, zeyneb. The profitsystem has sent me with a proposal from Himself to you, which is what she wanted a year and a half ago, okay. He sent me a proposal from Himself to you. And she immediately fell down in such de thanking Allah. Then she said, Let me pray. istikhara had the associate Allah, let me praise the hora then I will give you an answer. Okay, so they went back, waiting for the istikhara and in
this interim, Allah revealed, sort of that Isaiah, and the next thing, Zainab knew the prophets has entered upon her. And she said, Yasuo, Where's the nikka? What, how? And he said, The Virgin Illa. Allah has married the two of us, and the verses have come down. There was no nigga contract, the way that men do it. There was no witnesses the way that men do it. There was no, it was literally the Quran comes down. And the process of enters into the houses No, no, obviously, I'm not even going to go into what Don was some say I don't care what they say so relevant to us. That's beyond the point. We are more interested within our faith. How do people understand and whatnot as for them, they can
do whatever they want. And they have to face a lot of judgment. I'm not interested in that point is that from our perspective, this narrative is very straightforward. And I'm going to call this version a, and it is the version that is found in the vast majority, dare I say, all of the earliest books of Syrah and Hadith, and Tafseer, three genres, Sierra, Hadith and tafsir. And today, I spent a lot of time going over these books, at least 40 books I went over them because it for my own sake, and just for my own intellectual curiosity as well, not just to give two minutes of lectures here, but I'm interested in myself to see what is happening. And it's very clear to me that this was the
normative understanding of early Islam. There are many early years of them as more qualitative and Sulaiman died 150 hedgerow and he has this narrative as well. Another earliest of seed is Abdul Razak Sinani, who dies 287 or so and he mentioned with an authentic chain back to Qatada. Qatada is the student of urban abass Qatada is the student of him that Abbas he hasn't. He is not to Qatada. And Qatada has, what the prophet system hit in his heart. This is Qatada it's not a orientalist or mustache or a cat. It's Qatada. The Tabby who is shameful Islam of his time, right, the student of the Sahaba and whatnot, what the process of hidden his heart was the desire that saved divorce Zane
up in order that eventually he can marry and that he feared what people might say, if he commanded z to divorce her. This is from Qatada. Where did he hide in his heart? That in fact he wanted to divorce Cena, but he didn't say it. What did he say instead? It tequila I'm saying it because and he had something else in his heart. And Allah says, I'm going to tell the people you everybody will know what was in there. And you shouldn't have been scared of the people you shouldn't be scared of Allah subhana wa Tada. This exact narration is founded on poverty as well and you know who it is. And a summary on this battle. Mohit died 375 a third a bit died 4427 as a mK 3538 Rosie's extent all
of this is found in all of these books are about Ronnie stuff. See, I forgot 360 as well he has a die 360 hijra. He has a long narration about this as well now, version be the other version. It's not
narration is not an incident is just to see. And to be honest, it does not contradict version or you can actually say A and B. But what it does is that it kind of sanitizes and keeps away many of these details of version a. And this is the version that many later people adopt. And we find it in some early years, but it's not. It's not the mainstream it is mentioned and moved on. So authority, for example, mentions it, but he doesn't comment on it and be happy as well. And that is that hassanal bossley was asked about this verse that you hit in yourself what Allah would make a parent
that what did what did the process of hide? He said, he hid the knowledge that zeyneb would eventually be his wife. Okay, now, this version does not contradict the first one.
But what it does is that it removes the feelings and it changes it to knowledge. You see this as a sanitization. Okay? It removes the feelings and the desire for a to divorce. All of this is now gone. And it is substituted with something that is
emotionally disconnected. It's something like Yanni, just very dry academic stuff. He knew that he would marry Xena. Okay, so it's not a contradiction. It's not like too old, but it is a sanitization. It is a sampling down here. And this is mentioned, you know, in some books as well as belko. We in his limited Zoo died 516 100 1000 years ago. But while we, he mentioned his version a and a lot of detail, he quotes Eben abass as saying, this is even a bus as saying what the profitsystem head was his love for her was even a bus. Okay? And he said what he hated was his desire that they divorced her and this is the same. Why did he want to divorce her so that so all of
this is the same, but then he brings in version B. And that is that what he hid was the knowledge that he would eventually marry her. And then he says, What is eventually going to shift the narrative 516 Digital, the narrative begins to shift, version B, this interpretation is more befitting and appropriate for the firewall and the mahkamah to the MBR. Okay, and that's why this is a good interpretation. Notice, why is it a good interpretation? because it fits with my understanding of how the Prophet should act. This is what we call the sanitization. Not because it fits with the Quranic context, not because it fits with the majority of early No, I feel this way.
looks better. Let's do that.
And that's when the shift begins. And slowly but surely, you know, the whole narrative begins to change. Even though Josie is still writing very early Islam not mid mid early medieval 597 Digital in his either the mercy of him No. Josie says there are four opinions as to what he hidden his art without feeling upset for opinions follow along with me. Number one,
even Abbas said it was his love for her.
Number two, Ali Hussain from hustle bustle He said it was the promise from a law that he would eventually marry her the knowledge that he would marry to his knowledge. Number three portada and McCartan and imager, he said he wished that they would divorce her.
Number four, a band aid another great morphus said over the past, I mean, tab Barry said that what he hid was the intention that if they divorced her, he would eventually marry her. Now there's four things mentioned here, right? For those of you that have been writing notes, one three and four are the exact same thing is basically number two that is knowledge. One is his love for her. Three is he wished that they divorced her for is that the intention that if and when they divorced, he will marry is the same thing is the same thing. There's only one other opinion and that other opinion is the knowledge that he would eventually marry her. Then he says, this is even a Josie. Then he says,
Some scholars have said that it is not possible that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam liked her or was inclined towards her and one to say to divorce her, even though this narrative is what is found in the books of tafsir. Look, writing 597 and they say, Look, guys, I have to tell you, this is the common narrative. But some people don't like it. Rather,
these scholars who don't like it say that he was criticized for concealing the knowledge that she would be his wife. Right. So now here, we see the shift.
No, Josie is admitting guys, the majority position is here. But some people are not liking it. So let's go with this minority opinion. Or Toby's coming a century and a half later, a century later 671. And I'll also be mentioned version a and all of the details that I mentioned. Then he follows it up with version B. And he says, our scholars have said that this version is the better interpretation of the verse. And this is the one therefore that the critical researchers have approved and will have clicking OK, so he basically says, throw version one out, version two, B is the right one. Now the shift has gone almost full fledge, all we need is the final icing on the
cake. And that is to cut off version a completely from the books. What see if you notice a drink, I'm starting from the beginning, we find nothing but version A, then we see version, a little bit of B, then we see version a small B big. Then we see right now version a cut off. We have only version B. And of those that want this methodology. And these are esteemed scholars, I'm not discrediting, but this is human nature. My dear brothers and sisters, nothing wrong with this. When you think about the past, you think about your deceased relatives, you think of the positive and you blemish a little bit. It's human nature. Nothing wrong with that. That's what we do. Imagine if you do this
for your grandfather, your mother, what do you think you're going to do for the and then slowly but surely over generations? That's why we have to be more academic and go back. The great scholar Eben Cathy's, the greatest morphus set of medieval Islam.
He doesn't even have version a in his 50s. He's just missing, completely gone. Even hedger, the greatest commentator of any book of Hadith in the history of Islam, but he dies 852. Right, even cathedra says 774. So we're now seeing a shift. Now, even hedger says that some early books mentioned stories, it's better to not even mention them call us and the story
not even mentioning them, just ignore them. And then he mentions version B, and he goes with that one, okay. Now, by the way, that's why you have always some intellectual giants inventory of an opium are always those who are willing to go against the flow, go back to the original and be very clear. And NLP is one of those who has no problems going back to the original and telling it like it is him Don't play him is obviously it was me his main student.
And died 758 he has his famous book adapt
the disease and the cure. And this is a book all about love.
And the problems of love, and the cure for how long love the whole book is about love between so love is like the lust for love. If nakaya mentions, he has a long chapter regarding the dangers of hate on love. And then he follows this by mentioning the blessings and permissibility of other types of love. Then he mentions that the prophets of the last lm saw Xena and said subhana wa kaliber kulu. So he's going back to version eight, which has now not been mentioned by Athena with that, but of course they will claim is going back and that after they divorced her, Allah Himself married her to the Prophet sallallahu Allah He was sending them. So in the chapter of Hillel and permissible
love. He mentioned the story that we just mentioned. Okay, this is
this is an aka you're doing this. So but that's the rare exception by the seventh century hegira. Version a is almost gone. And I challenge you right now I challenge you go back home and look up any book of Tafseer of any book of Sierra, in any language that has been written in the last 234 500 years. And try to find the story of Xena that I'm quoting from Muslim Ahmed, from versions of Bahati from inside stubble odd, you will simply not find it right now go do not go do this. But if you were to listen to the orientalist or the whatnot, now you listen to those sorts of details, right? Which is on online on YouTube, I can't control that. And then you tell me which one is the better one,
whether I should go with version B and ignore or I should just lay it out and explain to you what's the problem? Why is this awkward? Why did you have to hide it in the first place? You didn't have to sanitize? There was nothing to sanitize. In fact, the real story actually makes us respect and shows us the truth of the Quran because the processor told us it's in there if you wanted to could have hidden it. He didn't. He's not allowed to do that. So much so that if you actually read some books of Sierra and out of respect to their authors, I don't quote them by name, but you will look them up unbelievably unbeliev
Probably, you will find a dozen books written by famous programmer, they say
the orientalist have fabricated evil love stories about this incident and they are not even worth mentioning or refuting. This is not the fabrication of orientalist is found in our earliest books. So you see, this is the problem when you say that this is not true, and then our youngsters find out it is true, they will genuinely feel you lied to me. And that's not something that is healthy. Now, the point is that this version a or the mainstream narrative, it fits everything, the Quran, it fits everything about the Quran, the verse is on the.as it as it says that in terms of concealment,
what would the Quran say when the Quran is saying, you were embarrassed, and you hid something in your heart and you didn't want the people to know?
What makes more sense that you are embarrassed of it, that you don't want to be able to find out? The knowledge that you will marry Zaynab, or the feelings of the heart? It's in the Koran, think about it, right. And in terms of sheer quantity of earthly authorities, all of them are in version eight. And if Allah had told the Prophet system, you shall marry Xena and he knew in McLean.
Why delay the inevitable? Why? Why say to date? No, no, no, keep her don't divorce her. In fact, if you ask me, narrative B does not make sense. On according to the Quranic narrative, because if there had if Allah had See, here's the point, the process of didn't know the future, obviously, he doesn't know what's going to happen. He doesn't know even then he was going to say yes or no, he's sending Zane to propose, he doesn't know Allah is gonna read in the Koran about this right? And so if he knew, according to narrative B, why would he tells aid? Like he did think about it, you think he can start following any human outwit Allah? I mean, think about what is the implications here, it
actually causes a bigger theological problem than version eight. What are you trying to do if you know what's going to happen? And so therefore, to me, this is a clear example of
and the problem comes is not just in this one incident for the advanced students listening or here for the very advanced students. This is why it is so important to study in academic detail and scrutinize and not just go with the flow and not just go just because people say it and all the books have it doesn't mean anything. You have to do your own research and go back and see the development of ideas. This applies to Sierra, Sierra theatre, film everything, you need to go back if you're qualified to do so otherwise, yes, go into follow no problem. But if you're qualified, you go back and you do that. Now, some people make it at all today try to refute and they say, oh,
version a cannot be cannot be authentic. And a number of famous dilemma of our era and the last generation have attempted to dismiss version a and they use emotional tactics of them is not the fitting. And I say it's your version of not be fitting. I don't see anything problematic. What What thing happened does how long nothing? How is it not? Any of them? They say that well, hijab hadn't been revealed. So he must have seen Xena growing up as a child for the last 30 years. You seeing Zeno? What's happening now? Why is it a shift? And the response is that's exactly what the narration says subhana wa collibra. Right. You cannot change. When a thought comes in when a feeling comes in.
That's exactly what the narration says more label, all right, that Allah azza wa jal is changing the hearts here. And other things are mentioned as well, that I'm just going to gloss over I mean, in the end of the day, the narrations are explicit, and frankly, almost moto plotted in terms of their historical reality. And it fits the orotic versus basically Check, check, check check. Whereas the other narrative, not only is a minority, not only is it found only in later books, but it just doesn't fit the organic narrative. It doesn't fit the verses in the Quran. Right? So, and also, by the way, here's the point. Another point is she says, if the processing would have kept anything
secret in the Quran, it would be this verse.
Which of the two narratives is the one that makes sense in issues? So it's a body statement? It says I Buhari, right? That if he had kept any verse hidden, it will be this one. She knows the story. She knows what's awkward if it had been the knowledge of the nica, why is that awkward? How is that awkward? Think about it. If it's just the knowledge, Allah said, you're going to marry Xena. Why is that awkward? But it is not it is much more complicated. And therefore, the you know, the mainstream narrative as we said it
Just makes complete sense. So that is in fact the the one that we will go with. The the nigga takes place in the fifth year of the digital Xena at the time was 35 years old. She is basically a middle aged lady. 35 years old. She's not like a newlywed, she has been married at least twice most likely, as I said, I don't know how many marriages before. So she's now 35 years old. The Marriage of zayde has lasted Zaid has lasted for a year or a year and few months and it didn't work out. And it faltered from the beginning from the beginning. It was never a successful marriage. And for the last few months, it was just they just you know obeying the process of that don't divorce don't divorce,
but he's not even living with her anymore. He's not even living with her. So in the end, he just ends up divorcing and then
the marriage takes place and the prophet SAW said him has the sacrifice as we said and the feast takes place over there. Now as for the the boasting of Xena This is something but by both don't make it a negative way. She would be proud she will be happy at what had happened. And Buhari himself has the famous Hadith this isn't soluble hottie one of the two headed party has from Xena Xena has only two Hadith in Buhari and she has 10 Hadith in the overall books. We'll do some of them right now. Buhari says, narrates that Xena
would die, she would boast to the other wives that your family is married you off. But as for me, Allah Himself married me off from above the seven habits. Okay. And Buhari has this by the way, interestingly enough, in the book about theology of al Qaeda, because he wants to prove the 30 Creed which is that Allah is above. So he uses the phrase that
he married me from above the seven heavens. This is in body menfolk the 70 some odd so Buhari actually has the Hadith in the book of theology to prove a theological point. And she would say to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam she would say to him, that I have the most right over you compared to all of your wives.
I have been married off by
a crumb Allah Karim Allah Crimean Allah subhana wa Tada. Number two, I am the one who was concealed a reference to the fact that Allah revealed the verses of hijab about her. We're gonna come to this right now. And number three, I am the closest to you in blood.
Cousin. So she is saying to the way the process that I have three things no one else can argue with me about number one, my nigga and fit and what not is. And then number two, that Allah wanted to protect me by sitted and that we'll get to that the hijab was revealed on the day of her wedding. And then number three, I am your cousin. And she would say to the other wives that my worry in the nigga was the most noble Wali and my envoy, you know the envoy who goes to further proposal, Djibouti was the most noble envoy. So Allah was my worry. And jabril was my envoy between the two. So she's now saying this to the other wives. And I already mentioned that Ayesha herself praised
Xena many times, including in the incident of the slander. Now, a number of verses were revealed and sort of have not just this one of them. of them. Timothy mentions in his book that when the people began to say that Oh, the Prophet says and married the wife of his son,
Allah revealed in the Quran, another verse, Makana Mohammedan, have a happy marriage.
So this also came down for marriage, and it's almost sort of as a Mohammed's Saleh. Selim is not the father of any of your men. Don't say that he married the wife of his son. He doesn't have sons, Makana Mohammedan Abba has a marriage article. So why did this verse come down to negate that say it was his son
and also in the beginning of civitella zap, who drew homely Abba him called them by their fathers. So the concept of Tibet India has been abrogated. Okay, that concept of of pre Islamic
sonship adoption. And I already mentioned three, four times the story of the honey and if you're getting irritated at that, that takes place in the house of Xena right? So Xena was the one who was gifted honey and she, her relatives gifted her some honey and so she fed the process them and that delayed and so I should then you conspired with household to do what they did. And she along with soda, soda and Xena were the only two wives after the death of the Prophet de la vida who send them to never leave their houses literally
They never left their houses, and they never went for Hajj. Why? Because it is authentically narrated when the process and performed Hajj with all of his wives. There's a phrase that he said to them
had this hedge, and then it will be the backs of rugs for you.
What does this mean? Xena and soda understood that after this hedge, they will go back home and stay there till they die.
And the other wives had a different understanding that well doesn't mean we cannot go for another hedge and so they perform multiple hedge later on. But zeyneb out of her love for the literal statement of the prophet SAW Selim this one. And then after that, you're going to be on the rocks of the houses. So they understood this to mean we will never leave the house and the two of them never performed Hajj, never exited the house after this, and especially Xena, she was conscious of the fact that Allah revealed the verses of hijab, on the day of her wedding, they came down as a result of her. And
that is because the the that is because the incident aside, Bahati goes that the the, the profitsystem invited the people to come and they came in batches, batches batches. And then eventually, for the final batch that came, they just stayed and talked and talked and talked and they didn't leave. And the Profit System then decided to visit one of the otherwise they said ometer came back it's like the hint to the men to leave and they're still there talking and then came back again. They're still there talking and came back for a third time they're still they're talking until something or understood was going on and Omar came and told them Do you shoot out and whatnot.
And after this Allah subhana wa tada revealed in the Koran that you did that Hulu and Debbie Are you believe do not enter the house of the Prophet system. Except if you're invited for food. If you are invited, then come and eat and then disperse. Don't go around and sit around and talking. In daddy come Can you then nebbia Fiesta Hey man,
this is irritating to the Prophet system he is embarrassed to tell you, while Allahu Allah is the human and this is a learning moment for all of us. It's not just about the marriage of the process and Xena it's a teaching moment for all of us out there when you go visit somebody's house. Allah is not embarrassed of the truth, then in the same series of verses right way that sell to more than Amazon first aluna Min, voila, a job. This is the verse of a job that is literally linked to the marriage ceremony. So the verse of hijab came down the day of the marriage ceremony of Xena
and the hijab as I have told you a million times for the wives of the process is not just the Hmong, it is a physical barrier behind which they had to be at in front of which the men would talk to them. Okay, so that is the hijab verse that came down over there. And of the things also mentioned about zeyneb is that in the last Ramadan
of the Prophet Sessoms life as you know the famous story you see you hear this all the time we get the buzz and doodles about this. The the process of was doing air takeoff, so some of his wife decided I want to do a take off as well I actually was the first so she commanded that a tend to be built because of the verse of hijab they cannot be seen even in a mall, they have to be covered completely. So a tent was built for her when I show heard, half so joined and then the third to join was Zane up. So Zaina, so three tenths now one after the other, and the process of comes in and he's used many tents in the masjid. So what is going on said your wives and mothers did this. It goes
tell them to take the down and go back. This is not piety. You only do it and you do everybody in your house well this is not piety for you to do this and so he did not allow them to go for out of fear that they might go too much excessive or whatnot now and it is allowed for a lady to do a ticket for the masjid but
he did not want them to go down this route at this stage. So the point is he wanted to do a take off in the masjid and how to tend to build as well. She was also one of the only wise to accompany him during her name and thought if she was not there in her name and but if
there was one minor incident that because it is mentioned I'll just mention it but I will gloss over it because it does involve a marital spat and marital Rift and you know these things are mentioned if need be and glossed over. No need to dwell too deeply amongst them. But it involves Zaynab and it is something that they're
Some benefit for us in anything that is mentioned in our classical books. And because of this, I'll just mention it briefly. And it caused a rift at the very end of the process of life Woods enough that was healed right before the death of the Prophet sallallahu. It was settled on the way to Hajj all of the ways were there. And each one was assigned to Campbell
at one stopping place,
the camel upon which Sophia Binti who a whom we'll talk about
next week, actually inshallah, and of course, Sophia is from where?
From Hiva okay. She's from hybrid. Sophia been to create.
Her camel broke loose and fled. camels have a habit of fleeing. She was left without a camel.
By the way, interesting point. I should mention this one I mentioned her story, but we mentioned it here as well. The books mentioned she began crying and sobbing. It's her camel, and it was one of the best camels of the group. And the process of himself came and consoled her and wiped his tears her tears like she's sobbing. And she's crying. It's a sad thing and we all are sad You know? Car accident when we all this is a Campbell and it's expensive and it's when it's a very good one apparently was a very good one. And it's gone Hollis once the gambler is always not going to come back. She's sobbing she's crying. So the process of said let's camp here. They weren't planning to
camp but because of this incident now the whole her judge camp that one night. Okay. The next morning. The Prophet system says to Zainab and she had the largest camel of the wives.
He says to Zainab jezina lend the back of your camel to Sofia, meaning the two of you
write together and you can write to people on a camel. What did I say when she described Sophia to when she describes Zeno
quick temper the sharp tongue we learned from from Zaid, quick temper, we see this now.
and she is forgiven and she is our mother. She said, You want me to lend my camel to your yahudi Yeah.
And she is forgiven. She is our mother and Allah has forgiven her.
But that is not appropriate.
Definitely not appropriate.
And our profits, the last seller became so hurt and angry. And so panelo an interesting point in that culture. Physically disciplining your wife was the norm.
It was the norm.
As a very awkward point for our modernist and progressive and feminists brothers and sisters, because it presents it presents a conundrum to them when they read the stories of the self. And it also opens up the awkward issue of what constitutes spousal abuse. Nonetheless, culturally speaking, where there's no problem in saying we we try to maintain the decorum of our culture within the [???]tier decorum and in our culture, there is no question that raising your hand against a woman is simply morally unacceptable in our times, and it's going to break the marriage and I've said this in the hotbed that I gave about marital dispute. But in that culture, it was the norm. Many famous
Sahaba did it the Quran, regulated that practice and brought it down to something that is from their perspective, reasonable. Okay. This incident, our Prophet system did not ever raise his hand once in his life.
And even now, he needs to discipline her. What does he do the prophetic model silence and leave her
that is the prophetic model of disciplining.
And the pain was so much he left her for the rest of the hedge and on the way back to Medina, and for the rest of the hedger
and for the rest of Muharram. And for the rest of sofar.
Three full months, he did not speak to her doctor.
This was the discipline that he gave nothing more than this.
And Sophia last sorry, Sophia sorry, Zainab lost hope of reconciliation.
Until one day in the first days of revere a woman and he's about to pass away in less than
Two weeks, right? But before the fever sets in the first days of what?
Xena sees a shadow in her house, she is shocked and astonished what man is entering my house. And of course it is none other than the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and they make up at that stage. And Xena is so overjoyed, she says Dr. rasulillah I don't know what gift to give you. All I can have, she had a Giardia. And she gifted it Milica mean to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And this was the final milkier mean that he received in his life from none other than his wife, because she knew what would please the process of love. It was a very deep and profound point that I'm just going to gloss over. But this is the reality of that timeframe. So Xena gifted her
Giardia as a milkman. And, as I said before, the process of had more than one milk. I mean, it's not just Maria, which is the common misconception. No, it's not just Maddie. So the point is that the reconciliation took place before the death of the Prophet, so the longer you send them, and so they in the process of reconciled before he died by literally less than two weeks, and perhaps there was a premonition, perhaps what not, so the punishment was done. And so everything is now fine. After the death of the Prophet salallahu idea he was setting them she continued to live a life of piety and taqwa, she was known for taking care of orphans and forgiving charity, and not keeping anything
for charity. And one of the most famous narrations about Xena I mentioned again, now I should have mentioned in the beginning, but I wanted to mention it with this point that she's known for charity, that one day, the wives were asking amongst themselves, who do you think will be the first to die after the prophets have said, This is what they're thinking about? Right? So the prophets has entered into what are you discussing this and we're discussing who is going to be the first to die alongside us, right, and just whatever they're passing the time, whatever. So the Prophet system said, the famous phrase is in Bahati,
she who has the longest hand,
will be the one who dies the first,
immediately all the y's lined up, and they're seeing who has the longest hand, and they thought it will be another wife, who had the longest hand. And it turned out, the first lady to die was Zane. He says, then we understood. What he meant, by the longest hand, was the one who was the most charitable and will law he she was the most charitable amongst us, even though she was the shortest. So we learn that in fact, in high twice, she wasn't okay. And high twice. She was not like soda or others, but she was not any of the tall ladies there. But she was the most generous of all of the women. And
when, in the time of Omar, he apportioned all of the salaries. Remember the famous incident, right? And of course, number one is the wives of the Prophet system. That's the biggest category. So the first year that this happened, he sent these massive fortunes, a massive fortune, like your imagine getting in one day $100,000 like, that's a massive amount, right? So he sent that fortune to zeyneb and Zane upset the whole load of water. illa Billah, she spent the entire day getting rid of the entire fortune, such that there was nothing left in one day. News of this reached Omar
And he marched to the house of Zane of himself, spoke to her from behind the curtain and asked what is going on? I sent you this large amount What is going on? So she explained, I don't want to keep anything money is a fit enough for me. And I want to give everything so Omar so impressed. He actually ordered an extra 1000 to be given to her on the spot and said this is for your enough, aka
This is for you. And then Omar went away. And before she went to sleep, even the 1000 had been given away. She went to sleep with not a single penny in her house after a fortune had been given to her. Then she said Oh Allah, do not let me see another day where this amount of money comes to my house.
And she died within that year before the next batch came because it was an annual payment before the next payment came alive. xojo answer her daughter and she passed away. The first of our mothers to pass away The first of them. The last was home guys. We just mentioned
Mashallah we just mentioned
last week we'll miss Ella we mentioned
Xena was the first to die after the death of the processor. And almost cinema was the last of them. So she was the first to die. She died in the 20th year of the digital. And she died without a single possession to give to anybody. She died, everything had been given to somebody The only thing that she owned was the house does the only thing that shield and the house was eventually purchased by the Medicaid member one. Sorry, what do you have not been invited when he wanted to expand the machine 50,000 dead homes were given to the extended family the tribes obtain a basically the second third cousins of Xena, they got this. And they they took the money because that's the what I said
that's the people and he expanded the message. When the news of Zeno's death reached our Isha, she began to cry.
And this was shocking to Irish, his servants and friends because everybody knew the rivalry. They weren't friends or friendly, but she began to cry. And when she was asked, that is when she gave that beautiful paragraph that we explained right, she was a righteous lady. And she was and she was and she was, this is real praise of the peers. And the day that she was buried, it is said that it was a very, very windy day. And this is the wife of the Prophet so they send them a smart bent your mace suggested that why not we cover her coffin with a box. So that the body is not shown. And it became the sooner for women. So to this day, any Muslim burial, the woman has a bit of a box, right,
whereas the man is not needed. And then when the grave was being lowered in the coffin was being lowered in the suggestion it was made, people differ who it was to cover the hole with a sheet, and then to just lift and put the body under the sheet. And from that point, up until now, this is the sooner for women's burial, those of you that have attended a woman's burial, you know, this is what is still done in many Muslim lands in buckler, I have attended many dozens of burials, when you bury a female, so a sheet is pulled out and the body is then taken from the coffin with the box on it, put under the sheet, then the relatives of the lady will then lift the lady and the sheet is
covering and they will then go into the cupboard so nobody can see the body out of this is just higher even those who've had a lot I mean, what man what man is gonna you know, but this is just and it's so, it was the wife or the processor, who began this trend, that is still in the coma that you just extra any higher to the woman's body. So, they cover it and you bring it out then once the the the bricks have been placed, then the sheet is lifted, then all the men can participate in filling the the sand you know as you know the barrel you should know right the the burial is done in an L shape right you should know this, this so now you have the L shape is a common misconception that
the body is placed on the bottom of the floor that's done here in America many times but in in Islamic culture, the Sunnah is you go down then you dig in and you put the body into the crevice, then you block block the crevice with blocks. And then you put the sand in so you do not throw sand directly onto the the face. So she was put into that. And she was the first to to have that done. And as I said she was the first of the wives to be buried in Berkeley after the death of the Prophet sallallahu I think he was setting them and she narrated very, very few Hadith and we will just do some of them right now. And don't tell me my thing has gone over here too. Sorry. We'll just do some
of those ahaadeeth now and then inshallah Tada. Break for Salah tarisha so hadith of Xena Binti, Josh, one Zaynab
vintage action call that the state of an abuse of the law. Why do you send them in nomen Whoa, whoa, Mohammedan watcher. Whoa, whoa, whoa, Lula is Lola way Lula out of Manchurian Katara Foothill Yeoman Redmi Juju Jewish mythical Heidi he will hella poultry Rasulullah nadie cofina sada Hoon, or the Nam either cathodal Hubba through and this is one of those Hadith that is mentioned in Bukhari and Muslim artifically. And it's narrated by Xena, okay. Zeynep narrated that one day the Prophet says and went to sleep, and he woke up and his face was red. And he said La Ilaha Illa law, Woe to the Arabs from an evil that has come close. We live out of Michelle
Buddy Katana, whoa to the Arabs from an evil that has come close today in the wall of George and George, an opening as large as this has occurred.
She said, O Messenger of a law
will we be destroyed while there are righteous people amongst us? And he responded, yes, if filth increases in the cathedral habit, and this is scary because if society goes down and even a few people are righteous, then the society can be destroyed. And Xena Binti just said I heard the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam say we're it not for the fact that I think it will be difficult for my oma, I would have ordered them to wash their teeth is so walk after every sorry at every seller as they pray for every seller. So the processor is saying narrated through Xena. I wish I could tell my oma to brush their teeth five times a day. The dentist should love this headache. They
should put this hadith in their offices. Okay for the Muslims to the words our dentist is not here today. Okay? They should put this headset here that I wish they could wash brush their teeth five times as much as they do. We'll do we'll do and we'll mention here that's really all that there's there's other ideas but it is ones that we have covered. And with that we come to the conclusion of Xena, Binti, Josh and inshallah Tada. Next week, we will do two of our mothers the week after that, we'll do the final two. And that will bring to a conclusion. A very, very beautiful series and time here shall love that any quick questions about Xena?
No question at all? Yes.
There's no there's nothing wrong with leaving version a out of the sense that
these scholars just felt why why mention it? If there's another version, let's just stick with version B. See?
Where there's no need? You might as well just keep it simple and and keep it easy.
And like I said, I don't, I wouldn't feel the need myself to go into all of these details. Were it not for the fact that I know for a fact that this entire philosophy of covering what we think to be awkward is now backfiring.
I know this because I've experienced it in my life, that people come and they do this. And they do that and it's causing problems. So because of this, I don't blame him.
I don't blame him at all. I don't blame anybody. They're great. They didn't do anything wrong. They didn't lie. They didn't cheat. They didn't steal, they have two narratives. Like Okay, why should I go with this? I'll just go with that. There's no pressure on them to be critical in this regard. And why not?
amplify the sanitized version and make the people think that type? Why not? What do you lose in that environment? Right? I'm just asking, What do you lose? I don't, what are you going to lose. But in the world that we live in, I think there's a lot to lose. And
that's why you find me not covering this up and just being very blunt about this. So and also I mean,
human nature is human nature. I've given the example of the fitna between the Sahaba give the example of your own parents, you know, fighting all of us who grew up as human nature, every child hears it's, you know, their parents, you know, have marital issues. Do you record that and pass it down? No, you just want to cover it up. Just get rid of it, you know, but once in a blue moon a rare occasion what not that argument might become whatever it might become important for something. So at that stage, you have to dissect what happened. Otherwise the default you cover up anything awkward, negative, that's human nature. So why is it problematic for us to understand they did that, like I
said, it's not even conscious, it is subconscious. It's not as if they're all coming to there's a Okay, how do we sanitize the Sierra? No, it's just subconscious that that's what you do until ironically and this is what really frustrates me and other many others is that by the time we get to the, you know, 1819 20th century, everybody who's writing about the Sierra, everybody is saying there are fabricated stories that enemies of Islam narrated about Zaynab and whatnot. Well, it Qatada is not an enemy of Islam. If inside there's not an enemy of Islam, poverty is not an enemy of Islam, but seeds.
This is the narrative that is formed because even cathedra is simply choosing version B over A, because that's slowly progression, eventually, what's going to happen by the time you get to like 1000 3280, and everybody's only doing version B, you've never heard of version a, you're gonna be like, Oh, this must be a fabrication by there's another car by the heretics by the whatnot. And that's what's going to happen. Now the problem comes, it's not just over this story, it's over many critical issues. And I don't want to go deeper than that, let's leave it at that and shallow tunnel in my car, I've done two or three of these things that demonstrate some of these developments of
narratives. But still, it's not something that should be done except by those who know how to research and whatnot, here's what
version B No, not a single version B, there is not a single narration from the Sahaba. that supports that the process of had the knowledge, nothing that I found. And I spent today, all of today, looking up no exaggeration, at least two three dozen books of classical stuff to judge just because for myself, not because of the lectures for myself just to see about this, nothing could be found. And my in my coming of this and even version B it's not and whether other things, but still, we find it amongst the tab your own. And even that, like I said, when they said it, it doesn't really contradict a but later on, a is ignored, B is highlighted and an alternative narrative is created
completely that I am sure even as that adversity didn't have in mind,
because you can have
version B as being attached to version a he knew. And he still had feelings and whatnot. You see what I'm saying here? Right? It's not contradictory. So has an adversity, his narrative does not contradict a it just brings in a more sanitized like, you know what, maybe it was just the knowledge and whatnot. But what happens slowly is that the other version is completely sidelined. And then you get this and then you get the narrative that this is from the fabrications of those who despise Islam. And then the most ridiculous thing that I read myself, I could not imagine again, this is from the fabrications of modern orientalist. I mean, it's as if you've never even studied your own
tradition, because the research is restricted to what one generation before you writes, you don't go back to the original and you're content with the research of one generation then you can develop a complete alternate narrative based upon one generation and that's what has happened, you know, Charlotte fed inshallah will continue next, next Wednesday in shallow data and with that Zack lockers