Channel: Yasir Qadhi
Shaykh Dr. Yasir Qadhi delves into a very uncomfortable topic in which he unabashedly deals with the most controversial allegations on Prophet Muhammad ﷺ: Fraud or Messenger of God!
From time immemorial, our Prophet Muhammad SAW has been accused of numerous falsities such as- “A mad man!”, a liar, deluded and possessed and even to the extent of classifying him as a deceitful sorcerer! His image and his impeccable legacy and a miraculous one at that, has been tarnished time and time again throughout history.
But this did not deter the multitude of his true and pure followers who continued to listen and tread on his imminent path of Islam. His teachings have influenced the average believer to reach astounding heights of undying Iman and gratitude towards Allah for sending him as a Messenger on the face of this earth. The result of this undying belief was only one – his opponents declined in number surrounded by their exasperation, frustration and fury.
Listen intently to be mesmerised by the lecture and reaffirm our Sunnah.
Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh
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prophet and the messenger that Eliza sent for all of mankind. So this topic is not a trivial topic, upon it is based our Eman upon it is based on our agenda and now upon it is based our entire system of life and upon it as well as based our giving the power to others who do not believe in our faith. And before I began a little bit of a disclaimer,
many Muslims and I was one of them when I was a young teenager, many Muslims naively think that the truth of Islam is so simple and so self evident that the whole world will convert if they just hear Islam for five minutes. We think if we give Dawa we going knocking on doors handed pamphlet out, call us what our eternal feeding a lot of people are just going to come and come and come and embrace Islam. The truth of Islam is self evident only to those who are seeking the truth. That is the big underlying thing that you have to do. The truth of Islam is self evident only to those who want to see the truth. If you close your eyes and block yours, you cannot see the sun no matter how
bright it is, if you don't want to see it, you will not see it. And we as Muslims need to understand that by and large, most of mankind is very comfortable following the culture and the morals and the customs of their society of their parents of their heritage. All you need to do is to read the Syrah or the biography of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam look at the people who converted in his lifetime, some of them converted immediately. Others took very end to convert and some never converted at all. Look at our profit system.
Look at people who convert it instantaneously. People like aboubaker sudip our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam praised aboubaker and he said, Every one of you when I presented Islam to him, he hesitated before accepting it, except for Abu Bakar ibaka was the only one who embraced it without hesitation Why? Because of the purity of his soul. Because of the innocence of his heart. He knew Islam to be true look, as well at Sandman and fantasy, Sandman, the Persian. We all know the story of Sandman, the Persian if we don't just a very brief summary, Sandman was born as a Austrian. And he grew up the son of the priest of the Zoroastrian faith. And eventually he saw a Christian monk in
his mind, he converted to Christianity. And the version of Christianity he followed was not the mainstream version. It was one of the, you know, now they're gone versions. And this Christian priests told him that there shall come a profit and there will be signs, go find this profits. So sad man, at first he was looking for this prophet, and all of the signs that the priest gave him were found in our Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So he embraced Islam. So he was searching for the truth, then he embraces Islam. Look at a Buddha, a Buddha, if it tells us the Hadith in Sahih Muslim, he says, when everybody was worshipping idols, in the days of God, I knew
this was wrong. And I knew that idolatry was not correct. And I had abandoned idolatry from my people. Then I heard of a man preaching monotheism. So I told my brother who's going to muck up go find out for this man, what is he preaching that he embraced Islam? So look, he's searching for the truth. Then when he sees Islam, he embraces it. All of these stories and more famous idea, that story of
Abdullah bin Salaam, the rabbi, the Chief Rabbi of Medina, Abdullah ibn set up, I've been sent out when the Prophet system comes to Medina and Abdullah bin Salaam is a genuine Jewish worshiper, he believes and he is sincere in his faith. When he sees what is the famous, heady memorize this idea is so beautiful. He says, I went out to see this man.
And as soon as I saw his face are off to another chair who listen to what she got him. I knew that the face of this man was not the face of a liar. This man is a true man. And then he opened his mouth and he spoke and he said this is the first had he ever said in Medina, the first sermon he ever gave in Medina, our prophet SAW sort of the first sermon he gave in Medina that it is called the Hadith is set out that our prophets of the love it he was sent them said that old people feed the poor, and pray at night and
give the Salaam to people Yani of sugar Salaam or you spread this alarm, spread peace and spread set up usual enter agenda in peace usual enter agenda insula, and this added to call ID system narrated by Abdullah bin Salim. And it talks about spreading salah and the agenda being Salaam and entering it with setup. So Abdullah even said he was a pure Jewish worshipper of God. And when he saw the process of it clicked, the personalities clicked, the purity clicked, that when he heard this beautiful message, oh, people feed the hungry, feed the poor, oh, people spread peace or people pray at night when everybody else is sleeping, then you shall enter the paradise with peace, then he knew
the message to be true. So the person was true. The message was true. He converted instantaneously. These are instant converts. How about the opposite end? Well, you had those who never converted. You even had those who knew the truth but still did not convert. And the best example for this is Abu Talib. I will call him the uncle of the prophet SAW Selim. I will thought this is really interesting, believed that Islam is true. He knew that his nephew was a prophet of Allah. But he did not convert Why? The pride, the heritage that he believed in, was more beloved to him than the God who created him.
His culture, his status, his lineage. I am the son of Abdulmutallab, the greatest Arab who had ever lived in that century, all of Arabia knew optimal play. I've done methodic was the most prestigious, the most famed, the most illustrious, the most notable of all of the Arabs, not just of the Polish, and lo and behold, Abu Talib is his son, his heir to the throne, his heir to that power to that privilege. He cannot give up the lineage the heritage that his father is known for. So his father was more beloved to him. His lineage was more beloved to him, his heritage was more beloved to him than the truth, even though he knew the truth of Islam. There are other examples as well. One of the
most interesting examples is that of a crema reclaimer, the son of a Buddha, as you all know, a Buddha out of this oma our Prophet system called him the fair out of my own mother, Pharaoh of my oma is Abu Jamal, Abu Jamal, of course, he died a pagan his son it could, Emma eventually converts to Islam. And his conversion story illustrates, for us a very interesting fact what is that fact? Many of the people of the kurush believe believed in idolatry, sincerely believed in idolatry. Many of the people of the chorus genuinely believed that their gods these statues, these things shaped like a falcon are shaped like a half man and half a lion. What other gods is Alpha Man, alpha lion,
another god is this and that these things that they had carved with their own hands, many of the aurash many of them genuinely believe them to be Gods besides Allah. And the Prophet, Mohammed sysm is in their midst. They know him, they see him, but they still believe these gods to be true. The story of him approves this, that when the profit is lower set and conquered mucca. extrema was one of the few people that would not be forgiven, and he knew this. So he fled. He wanted to self imposed exile. And he went to the oceans trying to flee to the neighboring land of abbacy Diem. And in that ship, an incident happened. And that incident was the captain of the ship. They were all
pagans, they were all idol worshipers. The they entered into a storm in the middle of the night and the ship you know, those old ships of those days. They're not very big, magnificent ships, they're small little thingies and the ship is tossing and turning and the waves are crashing, and the captain told them
people of the ship, I cannot do anything now. This storm that is coming will surely destroy us.
Unless all of us sincerely pray to Allah and he gives us a miracle for By Allah, you and I both know at this time, none of our gods is going to help us other than Allah. Now who is saying this the captain of the ship, who is a pagan, who is saying this to the reclaimer all of the other people on the ship, Eric crema, who's narrating the story, a climber said, that's when it clicked, that if my Gods cannot help me when I need them, why should I worship those Gods when I don't need them?
These Gods cannot help me. Why should I worship them? Only Allah can help me I should worship Him. So it can him I said that Oh Allah, if you save me, I promise I will accept your religion and go to the prophets of the Lord send them and I will find him to be forgiving and merciful. And that's exactly what happened. That Allah saved him and equitable lived up to his promise and he went back to Makkah and he embraced Islam and he died the Shaheed fighting against the the Romans in a future battle. The point being, what does this story tell us? It could Emma was sincerely idolatrous.
He believed in the idols now, do you really think if our Prophet Mohammed Salah Sen. was not able to convince his own kith and kin, all of them, his own tribesmen, he's preaching 23 years? Do you really think that me and you, we stand five minutes in front of somebody, and we present some evidence as follows everything will be open that it will all embrace Islam? No. Allah says in the Quran, one ma Coronavirus, the remote meaning the bulk of mankind, no matter how much you desire them to, they will not be guided, why will they not be guided? Because they are content, living their lifestyles, they're not thinking about the higher truth. They're content living animalistic
lifestyles, Allah says in the Quran, that they're living like animals, meaning they don't have a purpose, because animals don't have a purpose other than feeding their belly taking care of their desires. There's no purpose in life. So before I even begin my I have 10 points about proving the prophecies of as a prophet. These points will only benefit the one who wants to hear them, ie the one who has an open mind the one who has an inquisitive heart, the one who's searching for the truth, don't expect you go and you preach and teach and you knock on doors and you stand in the in the in the bazaars and hand out flyers don't expect the majority of people to simply embrace no
matter how true Islam is, that truth must be willing to be received, the person must have certain conditions. What are those conditions? Well, one I will summarize all of these conditions, right this ayah down surah Saba verse 46 surah seven, verse 46.
This one ayah summarizes all of the conditions the non Muslim must have before he accepts the truth. Allah says in the Quran, only in evil can be wider. And taco Morita. He must know for Raja Sumatra for Kuru mobisoft.
Allah is saying, say to them, you know, this rule of law, I am only challenging you with one thing, I'm advising you with one thing. So the first thing we need to do, we have to tell them think outside the box, don't accept status quo, think, advise them, admonish them, challenge them intellectually. So we need to prod we need to prod them, don't just accept status quo. Are you sure your religion is the truth? Your culture is the best think about what other religions say think about what other prophets say. So the Prophet is told tell them this. What should what what then does He say, until comunidad, you stand up for the sake of Allah. So this is the second condition by
standing up here there is this connotation of being active of researching of doing your job don't just sit lazy on your behinds and live your life as if there's no tomorrow as if there is no hereafter as if there's no death. Stand up, go out research until omo show some activity you need to show the activity Not me, I am here to tell you but if you're not interested, you're not going to accept it. So you need to be willing to move. So number one, that we tell them this number two, they stand up number three on Taku lilla. He stand up for the sake of Allah for the sake of God. Don't search for the truth to please me to please you know, search for the truth for the sake of your
Creator. Be sincere to your Creator, not to me and not to your culture until omo lilla he so we need to remind them that look this is not a joke. This is life and death. This is more important than life and death. Your being on this earth, your existence.
What is the purpose of it? Find out for the sake of God unto como lillahi. So Allah is saying, You remind them for the sake of their Creator. So number one, you remind them number two to stand up and do research. Number three sincerely, then what undercooled Allah He must now have Raja Muslim means in twos and four other means in ones. This means you stand up and you research by yourself and in groups you discuss and contemplate in your own mind and talking to others must not work for either in twos and threes in groups, and also in ones meaning what, make others involved in this discussion, go to your friends, go to your peers, go to other people of other faiths, and bounce
your ideas off of them. Don't be all alone here, stand up for the sake of Allah and discuss these issues one and in twos Thumma, Tata, Kuru, this or the final condition, then you think again, so we began with thinking we end with thinking so much better than you think you contemplate you reason out. So the person that you're giving power to he must take the initiative to reason you cannot sit in his or stand in his shoes. You cannot do the thinking for him. He needs to do that thinking. So you tell him your job, my dear brother in humanity by your sister and humanity. Your job, if you're not a Muslim, is to think about the purpose of life for the sake of God. Think about it in
yourselves and in discussion groups. Think about it and continue to think through motherfucker, continue to think what do you think about Madison eboracum engender this companion of yours. The Prophet mama says, This man, he is not a crazy madman. He's not a lunatic. He is a messenger of God. Everything hinges on belief in this man. If you believe in this man, everything else follows. And that is why, interestingly enough, our kelemen La ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasulullah no doubt that the law is the more important of the two that Allah has to be worshipped. But Mohammed or Rasulullah actually precedes not in law in terms of it happening, meaning, you must believe in the Prophet then
you will say the kenema think about it. How else will you say the Kadima because you believe in the Prophet, even though like the haigler comes first, Mohammed or pseudo law happens first. And that's what the topic is today proving Mohammed Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So I have 10 points here. And again, for those of you that are taking notes, it's good that you just take some general notes down
so that inshallah can benefit you in your talks and in your conversation with others and inshallah ourselves our emaan as well as helped. Point number one, evidence number one, this is the one that Muslims like to quote the most. And it deals with the miracles of the Prophet. And yesterday I mentioned that, for example, the man will be happy, that famous scholar of Hadith, he has an 11 volume book about the miracles of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, many other scholars have written entire books about the miracles of the prophets, I send them now these miracles are all true, we believe in them. But in my humble opinion, the miracles narrated from the Prophet system
should not form the number one thing we say to non Muslims, this is something that helps more with Muslims. Why? Because in the end of the day, as we said yesterday, all of the miracles that happened with the Prophet system, who was there to see them the Sahaba, we believe the Sahaba, but the non Muslim is not going to believe this will happen. The non Muslim will say, Oh, well, there are many false people that have their miracles as well. So in my humble opinion, the issue of all of the miracles of the prophet SAW some I believe in them, but these are not our tools, except for one miracle. And that is the eternal miracle. And that is the miracle of the Quran. And I talked about
that yesterday, the only miracle that we can really use for Darla tangible miracle is the Quran. As for the other miracles, he split the moon, he did this, he did that we all believe in it. But the person who's hearing all of this, he will simply say, Oh, that's what you think happened. And other people also have their miracles and that doesn't make them to be true prophets. So the one miracle that we will mention other hamdulillah I give an entire lecture yesterday about it. So I don't need to go into any detail. All of you should be should know that lecture inshallah should be online as well whenever they put it online. And that is the miracle of the Quran. So number one, the miracles
of the Prophet, but the only miracle we bring up when we talk to non Muslims really is the Quran because this is the miracle they can see. They can feel they can touch they can hear they can experience number two. The second point that proves the truthfulness of our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is his own educational background, his own place, and time that he lived in his own illiteracy, the fact that he didn't have any education whatsoever. Our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was born in a society
Did not value education in all of Makkah, there were probably 10 people who knew how to read and write in a city of a few 1000, probably less than 10. This was the backward land. It was an uncivilized, completely barbaric land. the Arabian Peninsula was so backward, that they did not even have the most basic form of civilization, which is unified government. the Arabian Peninsula did not even have a unified government, they did not have books, they did not there was not a single library in the entire land of Arabia, it was so backward, that the super powers of the time the Romans and the Persians couldn't even care to conquer it. They didn't even care to conquer Arabia, what would
they do with these arrows for them for that perspective, and therefore, to have somebody emanate from this type of society, and eventually bring forth a revelation and a message that is so universal, someone who could not even read and write who was never exposed to the intricacies of the Bible and the other cultures of the world? And Allah mentions this in the Quran? Allah says, challenging the courage to think further a bit too FICO, Roman Catholic, can't you see, I live the whole life before you you see who I was before the revelation and after the revelation. Allah says in the Quran, lahmacun Tata lumen probably Haman keytab and what are the hope to be Amina either
loved have been moved on? neither will you a writer, nor were you a poet. You didn't choose to do these types of things before you never used to recite? Nor did you write books. You weren't an author. You weren't a poet. You weren't a Nobel laureate? How then did this revelation come to somebody who never once versified one poem? Never once did he write one line of poetry because he wasn't a poet. Yet for him to bring forth this book, completely out of nowhere. Where did this come from? And a lot continually calls him a nibble on me, the unlettered the uneducated prophet. And this shows us a very interesting point. Some of us, we feel a little bit embarrassed, like, why is
Allah describing the process as uneducated, because in our times, being uneducated, is a negative, it's a slur. He's not educated, he's not, he's not literate. Why is Allah describing our Prophet system with a word that generally speaking is not positive and who may or may means he doesn't have an education, he doesn't have literacy, you cannot read and write the response is very simple.
Education is something we do to learn the truth. And therefore we go to school, we study reading and writing, we read books, we go to education, get a bachelor's, master's, PhD, we want to learn the truth. Now, imagine if you have access to the truth from a law directly, why do you need to learn to read and write? Why do you need to learn the education of men, when you have a law telling you directly what you need to know, then all of the education of men becomes meaningless. So for our Prophet Mohammed was meant only for him to be uneducated and illiterate, becomes the height of praise, because he doesn't need human education when Allah is educating him. So the fact that our
prophets ism is an omen, and there's many books written about this.
I remember once when I was doing my PhD from Yale. So there was a book that the very famous book by author Jeffrey called the foreign vocabulary of the Koran, and it is honestly a very scholarly book. It's really mind boggling. It's a huge thick tome. And it's all of the foreign words in the Quran. This word is from Aramaic this word is from Hebrew, this word is from Sanskrit, this word is from Ethiopian, all of these different languages. And he's now of course author Jeffrey's a non Muslim orientalist, what is the point of him writing this book, he wants to illustrate? What are the possible sources that the processor learn to put on from so he talks about Sanskrit he talks about
Persian he talks about Roman he talks about this and that so there are different words that have non Arabic origins, and the Arabs took them and they aerobicized them. For example, even we have words in English, that originated from Latin and from the Latin they also went into Arabic. So the same word in Latin is found in English and is found in Arabic. And so there are Quranic words that might somewhat be English as well if you understand what I'm saying, because English comes from Latin for example, the word history, the word history, Allah says in the Quran and had assaulted with a wedding a South Korean history or stories right? The way that a South Indian is used in Arabic is
more like story we use in English right? So a se and history and other words as well. There are many parallels cave and calf and others. So the point being that justice and this loss the word justice is from Latin, Eustis, and from the Latin Arabic the Arabs took it as his response was the new build this person was dubbed him the point being, go into my tangent here. Author Geoffrey wrote this book
To illustrate possible sources for the Quran, where did the process of study from? And I commented on this paper and one of my papers I presented on college and I said, For author Jeffrey to assume that an unlettered, uneducated, illiterate Bedouin Shepherd in the middle of the Arabian Desert had access to all of these encyclopedias of these different nationalities and different languages and different cultures, you're already assuming him to be superhuman. How else would he get access to all of this? You're trying to find the human link, but you are doing something that even the most advanced academic does not have access to 20 different languages to so many different cultures to so
many different myths? How could this man some Allahu Allah, he was send them cut off from the civilizations of the world in the middle of the desert, uneducated and illiterate, come forth with this book of the Quran. And this is what I might have critiqued one of the points of author Jeffrey with. So this was the second point, his educational background, the third point, his moral characteristics, his morality. It is well known that our prophet SAW Selim was so respected and loved amongst the kurush that they had nicknamed him the honest one, the truthful one, and he never in his life abused anybody. He never in his life told one lie. And the more powerful he became, the
more simple and humble he remained. Towards the end of his lifestyle, I said that he controlled all of Arabia.
And that power that he had did not corrupt him. His morality shines through in every single incident that we read, his compassion, His mercy, his tenderness, how he dealt with his enemies, not once did he slip up in a way that any one of us could do. We in this world we know power corrupts. Look at our politicians. Look at the rich people look at their lifestyles, Muslim or non Muslim, I'm not criticizing anyone, culture. Power corrupts. Money corrupts fame corrupts. This is the reality. Our Prophet system had all of them. And he was he, he remained in his pure moral state. This is humanly impossible for a person not to be touched even just once in his life twice in his life, to feel that
power in his head, to feel that fame to feel that porch for that fortune. So the morality the lack that our profit system it exhibited throughout his entire life. Point number four off of the morality, point number four, the simplicity of his living, the humbleness of his interactions, we all know that our prophets, Allah send them live the simplest of lives. We all know the story of Omar when he visited the Prophet system once and he saw that he didn't even have a mattress on his bed, that he had what we would call bamboo sticks. They weren't bamboo, they were from the date palm leaves, bamboo sticks, if you like that the mattress, you know, we have on top of the frame, we have
the thick mattress this thick, right? Imagine sleeping on the frame. That is what our profit system had on the on the floor just to frame a wooden frame. And when he stood up to meet Omar, he could see the marks of that frame on his back. And Roma began to cry. And he said, Yeah, Rasulullah or messenger of Allah. God has blessed the Caesars and the Persians of Rome with so much finery, why can't you get some of that for your own life? And the Prophet system criticized him and said, or whatever for top? Aren't you happy that Allah has given them this world? And he has left the next for us? Aren't you happy that we have the necks of ourselves? We all know as Ayesha says that never
in his life did the Prophet Muhammad doesn't eat two full meals a day? We ask Allah for forgiveness, because we have fallen short of that ideal. We have fallen far short of that ideal. Never in his life. Did he eat two full meals a day? Why did he not have food? No. Every time he had surplus food, give it to this person, give it to that person give it to the poor. We all know when he died he had seven silver coins the night that he died silver, what you don't know which is silver coin costs. A silver coin would be maybe $5. I don't know how many 30 kroner or something. A silver coin is very cheap. It's not gold. Silver is like $5 an hour times a coin. He had seven silver coins, not a
single gold coin. And he saw this in his hand and he began to cry. And he said, What will I answer a law if I were to meet him with the seven coins in my possession, give these to the poor. So the night he passed away, he passed away penniless, not a single silver or gold coin to his name. Now what man can possibly be the ruler of an empire and still live in this manner? Even his wife some of our mothers of the believers, and they are the best women. They found the difficult and we all know the story of the CEO. If you don't know I'll quickly tell you that there was one incident when they began to complain. We're not going
live like this, we want luxurious houses, we want this well, not luxurious, they're stuck for a long take that but we want better houses, but let me not use the word luxury. We want bigger houses one bigger, you know better furniture, we don't want to live like this. What did our profit system do? The Koran came down. It says,
The Quran is there to this day. And Allah says to the wives, Allah is speaking to the wives, that look, if you want this world, come and I will give you as much as you want, and then I will depart from you. You can live your separate lives, I will divorce your meeting. But if you want Allah and His Messenger, then that is what you will get if you remain, he did it not will lie those people who are married brothers who are married, they know this, it's easy to sacrifice on you, but on your wife and on your loved ones. That is very difficult to tell them to live simple lifestyles, you can avoid the luxury, but to demand from your family that they to give the surplus to the poor. That is
very difficult to do. And this is what our Prophet system did this. And this is consistent. Never in his life was he corrupted by that fame and power, no matter what you want to say about him, he lived the moral life, the humble life, the simple life. That's the fourth point, the fifth point again, basing it off of the previous ones. When you look at his life, when you look at his car, or you look at his biography, there is no possible worldly motivation for his message. Why would he want to do what he did? When he was offered everything? And he turned it down? What was his motivation? Why would he preached the message that he preached? Why would he be so persistent? You cannot doubt his
sincerity. Even if you doubt his message, you cannot doubt he genuinely believed in what he was preaching. In the kurush time you all know the story that the courage came to him. And they bribed him they said, If you want any much, as much money as you want, we'll give it to you. You want to be a leader will elect you, our chieftain over a bola have an avatar of your uncle, you will become our chieftain you want any woman in the tribe, you tell us her name, we will make sure she marries you just be quiet. stop preaching the message. And what did he say that famous statement that all of us have memorized? Oh, my uncle, if they were to give me the power of the sun and the moon, this is an
expression in Arabic. And it basically means if they were to give me all humanly power, if they were to give me the power of the sun in the right time, and the moon in my left hand, even then I would not give up the preaching that I'm doing. Why? What motivation does he have to be persecuted, to be ridiculed to be threatened? And if until blood is flowing down? What motivation does he have when it's not fame? Because he's infamous at this point in time, and it's not fortune because he's offered money, he turns it down. Why is he preaching this message? Well, you cannot doubt the motivation, the sincerity, the absence of any worldly motivation for the message that he is
preaching, his lifestyle, even his prayer. And this goes back to this point as well that we learn in in the Hadith that I shouldn't be allowed winding up in the middle of the night. She misses the process. Where is he? She feels angry, jealous. Maybe he's gone, you know, to another wife's house that she feels jealous, she runs out and lo and behold, she finds the Profit System prostrating in the masjid in front of Allah subhana wa tada all alone in the dark of the masjid. And Ayesha says that we are rasulillah you are in one Valley. I'm in another Valley meaning my thoughts were somewhere totally else in here you are worshipping your Lord in the middle of the night, freezing
cold and he's in the masjid praying. Why? Nobody's going to see him. He doesn't know I she is going to come into the masjid. What does this show us the sincerity our promises and never once stopped his regular 200 at night praying hours and hours. Allah says in the Quran, we know that you pray two thirds of the night and sometimes one third and sometimes when half of it. I should have said O Messenger of Allah, why do you pray so much when your Lord has already forgiven you? You're the Prophet. And he says to her, shouldn't I be thankful that my Lord has blessed me in this manner? Shouldn't I be thankful for what Allah has given me? How can you doubt his sincerity on all aspects
that he has done? Point Number six, point number six.
The message that he comes with the creed and the beliefs and the laws, he and He alone is preaching, preaching monotheism in an idolatrous land. Why would he preach monotheism? What has he to gain when his whole culture is steeped in idolatry? He and he alone The earliest Quranic revelations, the earliest Quranic revelations are what feed the hungry and poor take care of the orphans. Well, you know, mothers giving their food to those who need it the earliest Quranic revelations, how can you bury your female daughters alive? within Moodle two three led by Edelman patina, why would a man be so? opposed to idolatry, to paganism to immorality, what is what is the message he's preaching here?
What is his motive?
motivation and what beautiful message? Where is this message coming from? When we look at his theology, we look at the laws we look at the beliefs that he's telling his followers to believe in his message is truly are bizarre for the time and culture and people. Let me give you a number of examples number one,
the unprecedented belief that is not found in any major figure, intellectual figure or philosopher before his time, as explicitly as it is found in a profit system, than the belief that all mankind is equal in the eyes of God, independent of race, of culture, of ethnicity, of language, all of these are irrelevant in the eyes of a law in economics. In the law, he is, the one who is the closest to a law is the one who has the most God consciousness. At a time when everybody the Romans, the Persians, the Africans, the Arabs, they all believed in racism, their races the best. Everybody, this is ingrained in their culture, we are the best everybody else is beneath us. And here comes our
Prophet Mohammed system, and the fundamental tenets of Islam is what there is no superiority of the Arab over the non Arab of the white over the black, all of us are from Adam. And Adam was created from just this message, which now humanity has grudgingly accepted, even though deep down inside, as we know, there still hesitancy to accept this, as we know, they will say that nobody is racist, but in the end of the day, many societies are racist, especially towards people of different colors and different religions such as us, for example, but still, openly, everybody acknowledges all of humanity should be equal, at least as far as I know, this is the accepted belief of the majority of
mankind, other than the extremist groups. Now, who was the first person to say this, who was the first philosopher, thinker, intellectual in the history of humanity to be as explicit will lie? Nobody exists before our Prophet Mohammed, Swaziland, and why? Why? What is his lineage? Do you understand who he is? He is the grandson of Abdullah methodic. His father, Abdullah is the most beloved child of the methodic. His grandfather is the most prestigious Arab, this is like,
some, you have a king here, suppose the Crown Prince says, Oh, we should abolish the monarchy. Imagine, the one person who has the most to lose, becomes the one who's the most opposed to the idea. This is what our Prophet system is doing. He is coming with the highest lineage imaginable. His grandfather is the supreme chieftain of the Arabs, if anybody has a word, the lineage It is him. What does he say? It doesn't matter who your father or mother is, it matters what you do in your life. Why? Why would he be preaching this? Again, you look at the law, the law, the theology, you look at his message. And also a lot of modern critics talk about women in Islam and whatnot. Well,
law he people who criticize the status of women in Islam, read and research before you open your mouth. Look at the status of women in Arabia, before our Prophet Mohammed Hassan came, they were treated worse than animals. They were quite literally like property. And when our Prophet system came, there is no reason for him to do this. There's no reason for him to mention in so many horrible, so many lectures, the very last speech of his life, the agenda agenda when he's preaching to 100,000 people, there is an entire paragraph about women's rights. Why? Why is he telling them treat them with care and honor? Remember that God has given you charge over them and God will
question you about them. He had this isn't the last sermon, he gave women inheritance. He told them this you give it guaranteed them that so many rights, and now you have the critics come and criticize and they are ignorant of how is how pre Islamic Arabia was and what post Islamic Arabia became. So Pamela Why would he do that? Why would his message emphasize women? What is what is that going to benefit him? Why would he emphasize the treatment of the lowly class the prisoners of war, giving food to the orphans, why? Because this is a message from God. It's not a message from a man. So this is point number six, the creed, the beliefs, the laws, all of these are many points in one
point number seven, point number seven.
people of all backgrounds believed in him and loved him. All socio economic statuses, all ethnicities, men and women, Arab and non Arab. No other person in the history of humanity has had such a diverse group of followers who loved him who loves their founder or their or their finger so much as the Muslims love their Prophet Mohammed Salah, love it, he would send them our love for the property.
So love while he was setting them knows no bounds, even non Muslims, they make fun of our love for the Prophet system they they know that they they know how much we love our zoo, you know this right? They know there's a line they don't cross and if they cross it, yeah, and we get sometimes even too emotional and too angry. And I have to say here clearly, no doubt I am opposed to violence and whatnot. When people make fun of the Prophet system, no doubt they should. We should not go to violence. We should only verbally criticize anybody who criticizes the process. But still, what does that anger show? When somebody draws a vicious cartoon when somebody does something ridiculous, some
ridiculous documentary or whatever about the Prophet system that is blasphemous and intended to insult what happens? The Muslim world becomes super angry, even more angry than they're allowed to be? islamically they shouldn't go and kill them and suffered a lot. But still, what does that show? It shows a genuine love that you will not find in any other religious figure in the world today.
A Muslim might not even fast and pray stuff for the law. But the minute you insult Rasulullah saw certain that a man that he didn't even know existed somewhere deep down inside buried inside his art. When you insult when somebody insults Rasulo system that a man will come flaring out it will burst out in anger. How dare you do that? What is the show us? Where does that love come from? And what law he does love his miraculous? Look? And it's well It hurts? No, I mean, I have to say this Honestly, I'm an American. I live in America, when something happens that these artists and whatnot when they ridiculed their own profits, Jesus and Moses when they ridiculed their profits, it is
shameful that Muslims are more insulted than they themselves are. It is shameful to them proud for us. Don't misquote me. We are more insulted. How dare you insult Jesus Christ like that with this provocative image with that blasphemous movie? Have you no shame, Have you no respect. But what does that show? We have genuine love and respect for the prophets of God. Their own civilizations and cultures have lost that respect, shameful, shameful life. This man is a man of God who's a prophet of God. And even if you don't believe in Him, respect the people that do believe in him. This is about their own profits. How about our own profit as well? So the point being, that genuine love and
respect that exists, it is a miracle from Allah. How is it a miracle from Allah? Because Allah azza wa jal has told us in the Quran, what are
the clock, your rank, we have exalted it to the highest of the high,
we will take care of your honor. And what has Allah done, the oma loves our profit center more than anything else over this world,
out of the non Arab man and woman, whatever their ethnicity and race, and that type of love is unparalleled, and unprecedented. And look at even from the serum when
the delegation from the flourish came to visit him and in Philadelphia, and they saw how the Sahaba the companions respected the Prophet sallallahu, alayhi wasallam, they came back and they said, We have been in the palaces of the Caesar of Rome, of the history of Persia, and their followers did not respect their kings, as much as the followers of Mohammed solo are sent and respected Mohammed, where did that come from? Without even the harshness and the armies of the Rome without even the might of the Persians. genuine love and respect is a miracle from Allah. Point number eight. Point number eight.
And this is an interesting point.
And you won't hear it from too many other people.
Point number eight, wherever love of the Profit System went, and whenever it entered the heart of somebody, it remained
when Islam spread, and people converted and believed in the Prophet.
Once the armies left, the people remained believers in the Prophet. Wherever Islam spread in the world, it remained except where militarily it was killed or excommunicated or kicked out, such as an endless spin.
Otherwise, wherever Islam went, and the love of the prophets of Islam went, the people genuinely embrace that love, and they remained and retained that love. Unlike any other civilization in the world, when a foreign invader comes and invades your land with a different religion, a different culture a different billet philosophy as soon as you can get rid of them, you get rid of them. If I'm not mistaken The same thing happened in your homeland as well where you're not invaded by I don't make a mistake here but was in some neighboring countries invaded you you invaded back to one of your if you want your freedom, right, nobody likes to be invaded by a
For an army nobody likes that a different culture come supremum over his own culture. It has happened in the past Hellenistic culture Alexander the Great he went half the globe but as soon as Alexander died, the people rejected Hellenism Ganges con the Mongols. The Mongols conquered almost half of the non world. But where is their culture? Now? It's gone because as soon as Ganges Khan died as soon as the Mongols left, or they were, they were thrown out, the people rejected their culture. How about Islam? How about love of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, wherever people fell in love with this man sallallahu ala send them that love became more important to them than their own
previous cultures and their own religious heritage. What is the show? Let me give you an example of my own ethnicity and culture. My parents, both are born in India. And as we all know, India is the bastion of Hinduism. And at some point in our lives, I don't know how many generations ago, no doubt our ancestors were Hindu. But what happened?
An Arab came by the name of Mohammed bin Qasim, and he invaded the land of Sindh, which is Pakistan now what do we call Pakistan and the small community of Muslims remain there and has been there for over 13 centuries and a half. Now, Mohammed bin Qasim came from a different religion, different ethnicity, different culture. How do the Muslims of India and the Muslims of Pakistan look to the devil costume as a liberator and not as a conqueror? You cannot brainwash people like this. We thank Allah I thank Allah that Mohammed bin Qasim came and saved my ancestors from idolatry. He becomes a hero, a legend. And the same goes for every land that is Muslim, Egypt, who came to Egypt out of the
house out of the house is viewed as a liberator as a conqueror, who came to follow seen to others how to lead others. These people are viewed as being Living Legends, they become the heroes. Where do you find a Pakistani taking pride in the idol worship of his great great ancestors? Where do you find that Egyptian saying, Oh, I wish we still worship the Pharaoh and the pyramids. You don't find this. We thank Allah so many generations later that somebody introduced us to this man, Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam that love it is not created on this earth. It comes from up there. Point number nine.
The message of the prophets I send them
the success of its spreading. So point number eight was it remained point number nine how quickly it spread the miraculous expansion of Islam.
Our Profit System began persecuted alone.
In the city of Mecca, his own kith and kin tried to assassinate him multiple times. This is around 600 ce II,
in barely a century,
unprecedented in human history. You will not find any parallel in human history. In barely a century, the religion of this man sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, it spreads from the borders of China to the very ends of Africa and has even reached Europe and the lwcf begins as conquering in 711. Our process of them dies in 622 and 630 632. And already in less than 100 years, Islam is knocking on the doors of Europe. And wherever you see now, this religion has spread. Within 20 years of the process of Adam's death, the Roman Emperor Empire is carved in half, within 15 years of his death, the greatest civilization in the world at that time, the Persian civilization, the Romans have been
fighting the Persians for 350 years, the Romans had been fighting the Persians for 350 years, and they never fully and completely less than 15 years after the death of the Prophet, so I said, No, there is no more Persian Empire. It's gone. It's erased from the map. There is no more sass in that kingdom. Where how, why? I swear by Allah to this day, academics are not fully sure how that happened. They're wondering, they're scratching their heads, this mighty civil now they tried to blame it on this and that and whatnot. But at the end of the day, the Romans could not do it. And this quite literally, people that were not trained in the arts of war, new civilization out of
nowhere comes in and invades the sassanid Kingdom. And lo and behold, it crumbles. Why does it crumble? Well, we know why it crumbled, because when this acid Emperor sent a letter to the prophet SAW his editor, and excuse me, when the Prophet Mohammed system sent a letter to him, what did he do who tell who can tell me what did the kingdom What did the Emperor do?
What did the Persian Emperor do to the letter of the Prophet system Tell me.
He tore it up. He tore it up in front of the messenger in front of the messenger of the messenger, meaning the Sahaba he tore it up with a companion
That arrogance, what did our Prophet system say? Just as he tore my letter up, a law will tear his kingdom up.
Barely 15 years after he uttered those words, the entire kingdom of the sassanids to this day now, you still find their structures beautiful, magnificent five times taller than this building, we are in magnificent pillars in the middle of the desert. You see the civilization they had the power, the brute force, you see everything? How was it gone? Where did it go? Well, when you show arrogance to Allah and His Messenger, Allah will deal with you in this manner.
So the quick spread of Islam and the ease by which the really like one third or one half of the world at the time, was basically embracing Islam. And the final point that we'll mention. The final point that we'll mention
is each and every aspect of his biography, solo Lahore, and he was setting them every detail. In other words, point number 10 isn't the point it is everything. Everything that emanates from our prophet SAW Selim, every incident, every life, anecdote, every battle, every piece, every Hadith that you find, will tell you that this man was true. One of our famous scholars of Islam even has him who was from Andalus, in hasm, said that, if Allah did not give any miracle, to prove the truth of Islam, other than the miracle of the life of the prophecies of the Sierra of the profitsystem, that would have been enough of a miracle to prove that the Prophet was a true prophet solo. So he's
not even in need of any miracles. Any unbiased researcher who studies his life reads his biography must come to the conclusion that this man truly was sincere, was a messenger from Allah subhanho wa Taala was someone who was sent with that divine message and Revelation. To conclude this talk, my dear brothers and sisters, as I said, the truth of Islam is self evident, but only to those who want to open their eyes. The truth of Islam is brighter than the light of day, but only for those who are willing to acknowledge that brightness. If somebody wants to cover up his eyes. Somebody wants to cover his heart, then no matter what you do, that person has chosen to be blind, and you will never
be able to guide him unless Allah subhana wa Tada, wills. And one final point, my dear brothers and sisters, the Quran itself defends our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And what is truly amazing is that every single imaginable criticism that humanity has ever seen against our prophet SAW Selim, he's a liar he took from other people. He's a fabricator, he's a magician, he's a sorcerer. He's a really good poet, he's a madman, whatever. Modern people can criticize the process of them with, guess what? The Quran has already answered that challenge explicitly. In the last 14 and a half centuries, nobody has come forth with a criticism that is outside of what the Quran itself has
challenged directly. All of these criticisms are on a simple list. And Allah has answered explicitly about madman and sorcerer and magician, how can you be a madman when his whole lifestyle his whole life isn't a life of intelligence of wisdom? How can you be a sorcerer when nothing shows us? How can you be a poet when there was nothing that demonstrates poetry and the Koran is not like poetry and on and on and on, even when it comes to criticizing our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam no one can bring forward something original. The Quran has already dealt with that criticism. May Allah subhana wa Tada. Make us true followers of the greatest human being and the best prophet to ever
walk in the face of this earth. May Allah subhanho wa Taala continue to bless us to be in the oma of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam And may Allah subhanho wa Taala resurrect us with our Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in the Day of Judgment. jazak Mullah Hassan was Salam alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.
The question is, how do we know that? The Profit System did not fabricate Islam to get women? Honestly, the the questioner I believe, needs to read the biography of the processor in even a cursory detail, because the question would not emanate from somebody who studies the biography of our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Firstly, to be very honest, there must be much easier ways of getting women than what he had to do think about it. I mean, seriously, any for 23 years just to get women. Secondly, what are you saying that the process unwanted women? Well, his whole lifestyle is against that for his youth throughout his younger days, and when the sexuality of women
is at its peak, our process and live that chased a modest life he never touched a woman in his life when everybody was on fornicating and drinking, we all know from from our sources and the people of Makkah, who opposed him knew this, that he lived a decent, dignified life. And he was even too shy to propose to his first wife, Khadija who was older than him and a double divorced, twice divorced, Khadija was the one who fell in love with him and proposed to him he was even too modest and shy to to propose to him and the reason why he fell in love with him was number one, his honesty and number two, his chastity and modesty, because when he would go to her digit to collect his wages, his eyes
would be on the ground. He didn't even look at her out of modesty out of chastity, his eyes are on the ground and this made Khadija feel this is a decent a dignified man. And as long as Khadija remained alive, our Profit System remained solely the only wife The only wife that he ever had when Khadija was alive and Khadija passed away, and the processor is now 53 years old, 53 years old, then he sallallahu Sallam begins to marry other women. And each one of these women, they are not the most beautiful, or the most gorgeous or whatnot, every one of them, there is a legitimate reason that one of them is the daughter of the captured chieftain. And by marrying her all of the tribe is freed
over 700 people, and that is God. I've been told how does God have and and how did when he married God? And she was she was the daughter of the chieftain of the Bible. How did the tribe the entire tribe was really it was freed because they said how can we have the in laws of the Prophet system as our prisoners of war, so they released the whole tribe. Also, he married the daughters of obachan and Omar to solidify the bonds with them. He gave his own daughters to Earth, man, and so on and so forth. How can you think that a 53 year old man will do all that he's done just for eight or nine women, this is really not a very reasonable conclusion. And also all of them are divorcees and
widows, all of them without exception, other than one and that is our issue. Otherwise, every wife that he married, some of them had children, and he's taking care of them, a number of them, two of them, they had husbands who passed away or left in Abyssinia, they had nobody to take care of them. When the community was small. He proposed to them from Medina, they were alone in Abyssinia, nobody to take care of them completely isolated equals, I'll take care of you come and I will marry you. So two of them came from every senior in this regard. And that's why I said anybody who studies the basic Sierra with the profit center, this is not a question that could come when you know the
circumstances and you know how old he was when he took on multiple wives and you know, the background and history of these wives and Allah knows best.
The next question is, how do we know about the profit
come with Islam to become famous.
So remember the mystery. So again, we say here that if he wanted fame and fortune, the chorus already promised him fame and fortune for giving up the message. The college already gave him that promise, whatever you whatever you want, you shall get it. fame and fortune, was not on his agenda for over 20 years of his life is not even a possibility. He's being assassinated. He's being ridiculed. You don't get famous by going against society. You do not become famous by preaching a message that is not palatable. His message is not a message of fame. He is not bringing fame and glory to the Arabs. He's telling the kurush and his own people all chorus you are no way more
special than any other tribe. How is that the path to fame and lineage he is attempted assassinated at least five times in his life. The people have thought if reject Him, ridicule him, pelted with stones. What fame is this? There is no fame. The fact that he was given fame is a blessing from a law and a prediction from a law. It is not something that at any time you could ever have imagined would happen. Quite the contrary. Most of the Mexican revelations is telling him that turned the other cheek. Don't you know Allah will take care of your detractors. He is being persecuted physically, emotionally. The Oran continues to mention that we know that your heart is at pain
because of what they say. We know that their accusations hurt you. He's a human being. We know that you feel pain. So there is no fame on the agenda. It's not even a possibility. And when fame comes, he doesn't embrace that fame. And quite the contrary, he turns away from it when he enters Makkah as the Conqueror, and the greatest victory of his life is the conquest of Mecca. He finally comes back to Makkah as the conqueror of Mecca. How does he come into writing and fancy clothes and with a fancy turban in his head cocked up like any conqueror would do? No, he's riding his same camel that he has at home. And he's right is wearing his simple clothes.
and discover the Sahaba the companion say that his head was bowed so low in thanking Allah that his head was touching the back of the camel out of gratefulness to Allah subhana wa tada what fame is there in all of this? He did not intend fame. But Allah blessed him with fame, because he deserved it, not because he intended or desired it, and Allah knows best.
Even if you accept that Mohammed was a sincere man, and he really wanted good for the society. How does that prove that he was a prophet?
You want more reform? And he found Islam as a way to get up?
So the question is that, how do we really know he's a prophet all that disproves his sincerity. And actually, your point is somewhat valid, not fully valid? Yes, it is true that much of what I said proves his sincerity, humility, his modesty and whatnot. But at the same time, not all of those points deal only with sincerity. The love that others have for him is not something any man can control. The way that Islam stays in societies, the love of this man stays in every civilization and culture, this is not something you can predict and control the message that he came with. And that's another point. Why would he want to reform in every single area of theology and ethics and law? Look
around you when there is an organization? Is it caught? It's constantly on one issue, you have, I don't know your causes. In Norway, in America, we have people you know, PETA, the the people for the etiquette, Ethical Treatment of Animals, right? They want better animal rights, we have those who are championing for workers conditions, we have those who are championing for this, we have those who are championing for race equality, you don't find anybody championing all causes simultaneously, because that really is very difficult, if not impossible, it's only the prophets of God who want to challenge everything. So the bottom line, why, why? Why would he want to do all of this? What is he
gaining? You say he wanted reform? Why would he want reform in areas that don't seem any point of reforming? Where did he get these notions of reform? Why would a man in sixth century Arabia say All men are equal? Where would that come from? This notion is a very, very, very modern notion. It's not something that mankind even thought about in the Middle Ages, in the dark ages, it was understood my culture and my races the best. The reform that he came with is so comprehensive, it is so universal, it is so perfect. It cannot emanate from the mind of a human being. This is how we will respond to this question. And Allah knows best.
Even if, you know,
how do we know he was not diluted, meaning he believes that he's getting a revelation from God, and He is really sincere, but he's really crazy.
So this is a point that some non Muslim academics believe now, as you probably know, I have studied in the western academia, I have my PhD from a non Muslim University. So I read a lot about what others say about our profit system, by and large, the medieval theories that used to exist that our profit system
is some type of deranged person or some type of, you know, power hungry person, by and large, most western non Muslims who study Islam have discarded those theories, what do they believe? They believe, exactly as the questioner has said, and that is, they will say, and there are many authors, you can find many famous people who will say this, that clearly, our Prophet sallallahu Sallam believed himself to be a prophet, because they cannot explain it any other way. He believed himself to be a prophet, he was sincere in his own belief, they have to acknowledge this, and most non Muslims who study Islam, detailed in detail, this is their conclusion. So what they're saying is, he
is slightly mentally crazy, but not fully mentally crazy. Really. That's what they're saying, if you think about it, now, this itself is ludicrous, because no mentally unstable person can remain fully stable in every single arena of life, every single area of life except in the biggest and that is a lot communicating with him. Go and see in the mental asylum, go and see, can you find anybody who is 100% sane, and being a father, being a husband, and being a leader, being a military warrior being everything, and then he is insane because he thinks he's hearing voices. Think about it. This doesn't happen. This type of insanity and the voice that he that he hears the message is coming with
is so perfect, so clear, that does not happen. So what you're basically saying is, he's insane, but he's not insane. And that doesn't exist in the world. You either are insane, which means that insanity will be demonstrated in some areas. Maybe not all I fully agree with you that you will find people that are crazy in 234 areas and they do other things perfectly well. But you will never find a human being that is perfect in every single arena of life.
He's still mentally crazy thinking that God communicates with him think about that. We don't, we don't, this doesn't happen. And so the claim that he's crazy but not crazy that he's crazy partially but not fully, this is a non existent human phenomenon. And on top of this, all of these other factors of the Quran itself and the message of the Quran and the content, that theology, put it all together, and you really have to ask yourself, how many excuses must you invent to deny the most obvious excuse? The most obvious explanation? Right? The most obvious explanation, this man was true, and he's a prophet of God. If you want to make an excuse will lie, you can deny the sun
shining right now you can't deny it. It's not impossible to do that. But which is the more logical and the more rational. There's something philosophy students don't it's called Occam's razor. Occam's razor basically means you will follow the simplest possible answer. You're not if there's, if there's a possible answer that has one route or another that has three routes, you'll take the one route, the simplest answer all comes razor very simple, philosophical, philosophical Maxim tells you that the more logical, the more rational, the more inherently truthful option to take is that the man is as he said he was and that is a prophet of Allah, if you continue to deny, honestly, as
we said, you have to be sincere, I cannot control your heart, I cannot lift the blinds off of you. That's your job to do. You need to think which of the two is more rational and more logical, and Allah knows best
what is the story behind the
so the question is a very common one, and that is that many people, non Muslims, and sometimes even Muslims are perturbed. That How come Ayesha, our mother was married at a very young age. And frankly, this is a question that
people who study anthropology and intelligent researchers that are non Muslim never bring up because what is happening here is that we are taking our cultural mores, our cultural norms, and then back projecting them on to the Arabian society. You see, the age of marriage is something that has no normative no standard age, and cultures and ethnicities throughout the centuries have different ages of marriage. Shakespeare wrote his famous Romeo and Juliet. Do you know that the first actors that played Romeo and Juliet were how old 15 and 14 years old The boy was 15, the girl was 14 for Shakespeare's time. Now, if we had a Romeo and Juliet play the the content and the love scenes of
the romance, we would project it onto an 18 or 19, and a 19 or 17 year old, you know, we would say, Oh, this is a young man and a young woman in our agent in 2014, Romeo and Juliet, we think of like a 19 year old with his 17 year old sweetheart, or 18 year old sweetheart, that's our version. Well, when Shakespeare wrote the play, it was for a 14 year old and a 15 year old, right, only 500 years ago, in that age and time, people mature faster. They were not treated like little kids in the bodies of adults, adolescents didn't exist in that regard. When you became a young man or woman biologically mature, you were treated like a young man and a woman and therefore culture changes in
America. 100 years ago, young ladies 100 years ago, young ladies would get married regularly at the age of 13, and 14. That is why until very recently, literally like a few decades ago, in some states, including my own state of Tennessee, where I currently live, the law said that you have to be 14 years old to get married. Recently, they changed that updated, but when the laws were written 100 years ago, what was the age they put for marriage? 14 Now you tell me today if somebody marries a 14 year old is going to go to jail. But their own grandmothers and grandfathers forget their own. Let me be totally blunt here. My grandmother metalizer which a lesser agenda, she's passed away.
She's the only grandpa ever met to mine. My grandmother in rural India back in the 1920s. She got married at the age of 13. My grandmother, and I knew her as a very righteous as a very good you know, Muslim lady. She never complained or she was irritated her whole life. My father married me when I was 13. She had a great grandfather. That's my grandfather's a great husband. She hadn't she had lots of children. That was the cultural norms.
Why are you defending our Isha when I show was the happiest wife in the whole world? Who are you to get irritated when I show herself was the luckiest most fortunate woman in the whole world. She wasn't complaining. She wasn't feeling anything bad. So in that day and age, puberty, intellectual maturity in the hot Arabian climate in the desert life, young children age faster, because you have to take on responsibilities. So Ayesha's age in her time would be our equivalent of whatever 1617 and I have no doubt that if things proceed and another 100 years, it will be illegal to marry 18 or 17 year old and I have no doubt because we're progressing or whatever regressing in that regard. The
minimum marriage age will be rising as it has risen in
The last 600 years this is a human fact, this is an undeniable fact, Western culture itself has continued to raise the age of marriage. So for us to now criticize Arabian culture 14 centuries ago, you begin with criticizing your own grandmother and grandfather and your own ancestors of the Middle Ages, that is really not very rational thing to do different time, different culture, different place, bottom line, the worst enemies of the prophets. Listen, in his lifetime. They tried everything to smear him.
They did not find it problematic that he married. It was a norm of the culture. And it wasn't a problem at all in their society and culture. Even his worst enemies not to single comment, because this is the norm. Ayesha herself is a happy wife. She is a loving wife. She has so many Hadith of the Prophet system, she clearly has not been traumatized. Why are you guys 2014 centuries later, so traumatized? So think about it and be a little bit more mature, a little bit more anthropological, a little bit more historical. There's absolutely nothing wrong. And all Muslims, don't apologize for the truth and don't distort the truth. There are there are Muslims that tried to deny this, or he
didn't marry Irish as a young girl, you actually look, that's not the way forward. We don't lie for the sake of our religion and stuff for the law, we have the truth, we're not going to cover up the truth. If people find it embarrassing. This is the reality deal with it, our professors and married a young girl, and it was fine for the time. I am not saying we need to resurrect this age in our time, because times have changed. And there's no problem in our time. My own chef chef of entertainment, I'm allowed to add he was of the opinion that we should have a minimum age of marriage, you know, 1516 whatever the call, he didn't any. He didn't specify an agent, supposedly.
But he said, Yes, we should have a minimum age that society now is used to unaccustomed to, that's not a problem. But for us to find something worthy of criticism. That's different culture, different time different place. The Shetty has allowed a spectrum. This is the point Islamic law, it allows a spectrum in societies and cultures where younger marriages happen and is common. Let it happen. In modern times, I will be the first person to say that an 11 year old in modern Arabia or Yemen or Pakistan is not ready for marriage, I'll be the first to say this, I'll be the first to say we need to have laws that are in place that the young lady is now mentally capable of being a married lady.
She's physically capable, no problem. But for our profit system, so different time different place. Everybody's used to it. Ayesha herself was prepared for it. So who are we to get in the middle of an Arab issue that they didn't even have any issue about analyzer which knows best?
As a Christian,
except that all these good things you said about missiles, but all these good things also about Jesus. So why should I even follow? Jesus? Of course, they apply in Jesus, they apply in all of the prophets of God.
Of course, they apply and Jesus and Moses and Noah and Abraham, how could they not, they're all prophets. And if Jesus were here on Earth, he would tell you to follow the Prophet Mohammed sysm. That's why you should follow him. Because the message of Mohammed Salah Salem is complimentary to the message of Jesus, Jesus came with the true message, most of his followers distorted it, most of his followers went a different path. But the message of Jesus, the life of Jesus is a miracle. And it is in conformity with the miracle of our profits of the law while he was setting them, if you see the same signs in Jesus, and you should, when you recognize them, and Mohammed, you should be the
first person to accept him as a prophet as well, because the same science exists in every single Prophet, no one but a prophet can have all of these signs. So when you say you see them in Jesus, I say, of course, you see them in Jesus, if you didn't see them in Jesus, that would be the problem. I see them in Jesus, and I am a Muslim, because Jesus Christ Himself was a submitter to a lot, he was a Muslim, he did not preach the Trinity or the redemption, he taught us to worship Him alone. And that is what Mohammed sort of taught us. And lastly, Jesus Christ clearly predicted the coming of our Prophet system, this is what we believe. And the point is, even if you do not believe he
predicted this, if you see the signs of truthfulness in this man, and the the message of our promises, matches up with the original message of Jesus than once again, this is another point you can add, how did the message of an Arabian illiterate Bedouin match up with that of a Jewish reformer from Galilee? How could they match up and there was 600 years between them where could these signs all match up other than the fact the sources the same, the originator is the same, the creator is the same, the revealer is the same when Allah when the same God of Jesus is the God of Mohammed salsa them, then obviously, you will find the same message and the same and the same
characteristics in both of them and Allah knows best.
Last one now before we take a break, and
elaborate more about
So again, obviously this is just a very short lecture. And for those who are interested, I do encourage you to listen to my Siraj lectures that are online on YouTube, you will find them on YouTube. And you will find them on my channel youtube.com forward slash Yasser Allah. And I have around 80 lectures and I'm still doing it as we go. The next one is going to be on this Wednesday. It is in sha Allah with humbleness and modesty, it is the most exhaustive and thorough dealing of the Syrah in the English language, you will not find anything that is more thorough, inshallah hota. Other than this, and it's still ongoing, I hope to go to at least 100 or 120 episodes or so. And you
will find many, many, many evidences of the life of the Prophet system, the miracles of the process of in this regard. And one of them being no doubt the incident of Ebola him the death of his son clearly demonstrates that he was sincere. And the story goes as follows that the prophets son, Ibrahim, he named him after his ancestry. But Abraham, the prophet, son, Ibrahim died at the age of around a year and a half. And our Prophet system was very grieved, and he was crying. And the companions rarely saw him cry, but he was crying in public and his son had died. And the same afternoon, a few hours after the death of Ibrahim, there was a Eclipse, and the entire Sun was
covered up. So the people began to say, even the heavens are weeping for the death of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, even the skies are shedding tears, even the sun has blocked, it's raised because of the death of the Prophet system. Now, he could have just remained silent because after all, why not? Here's another proof of his message, right? Had he been a false prophet, he would have remained silent, but he's a true prophet. And he asked to speak the truth. So what does he do? He on the day that his son dies, calls the people to give a lecture, imagine you're grieving, your son has just died. But this cannot go on. He calls all the people to the masjid. And he praises a lot. And thanks
him for all that He has given him even though he's lost his son, thanks and for everything else, and he says, even the sun Allah has taken it and you know, best Allah what you are doing. And then he says, very clearly the sun and the moon, are of the miracles of a law. And they do not Eclipse because of the birth or the death of any human being.
Not because my son has died, that just so happens they happen to eclipse has nothing to do with anything on this earth. Now you think about it. Think about this, especially I address the Christians in the audience of the non Muslims in the audience. Why? Like what is the possible motivation for negating the miracle of an eclipse on the day of your greatest human tragedy, the loss of a son? It is because he is speaking the truth. It is because the truth is more beloved to him than his own famous Eagle. People should know that the eclipse of the sun and moon natural phenomenon have nothing to do with the birth and death of any human being. And so he negated this
false rumor even though he didn't even start it. He didn't have to say anything. But a true prophet must speak the truth regardless of the consequences. And yes, it can be used to prove the miracle and the sincerity of a prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam chisako Allah who played on salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.