Channel: Yasir Qadhi
Shaykh Dr. Yasir Qadhi acquaints us with the six major battles that were won by Muslims during the month of Ramadan and the lessons we comprehend from these historical battles.
- Battle of Badr – 17 Ramadan, 2 H
- Conquest of Makkah – 23 Ramadan, 8H
- Battle of Andalus – 28 Ramadan, 93 H
- Battle under Muhammed Ibn Qasim in Sindh – 94 H
- Battle of Hattin – 583 H
- Battle of Ain Jaloot -25 Ramadan, 658 H
Listen intently to reiterate the comprehensive lessons that must be imbibed and inculcated amongst the Muslim Ummah.
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Salam alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.
All praise is due to Allah subhanho wa Taala we praise Him and we seek His help and we seek refuge in Allah from the evil of our souls and the consequences of our actions. Indeed whomever Allah subhanho wa Taala guides, none can misguide. And whomever Allah subhana wa tada chooses to misguide, none can guide him back to the straight path. bear witness and I testify that there's no deity worthy of worship other than Allah subhanho wa Taala and that Mohammed Sall Allahu alayhi wa sallam is his final prophet and most perfect worshipper. Allah subhana wa tada has reminded us in the Quran to be conscious of him to have his taqwa for he said, Yeah, you hola Dena. amaru taco la haka to RT
one. In LA one to Muslim moon are you who believe have Taqwa of Allah, the way that Allah deserves that you have Taqwa of Him and do not die except in a state of Islam. My dear brothers and sisters in Islam, the month of Ramadan is around the corner. And historically speaking, if you look at this blessing month, you find that Allah chose this month to manifest some of his choices to blessings, and some of the most magnificent victories of the entire religion of Islam and in today's short
tubba I will cover around half a dozen or so of the most significant manifestations of Allah. And Allah Nasir and Allah stem keen upon the oma during this month. And of course we begin with the most important of all battles, and that is the Battle of battle. That battle that Allah subhana wa tada mentions in the Koran as young men for on the day that truth and falsehood were separated from one another and victory was given to the truth. The Battle of brother took place on the 17th of this month, and the Muslims were less than one third of the Orosz and the Muslims did not have even a half of that camels and even a fourth of the horses. And yet Allah subhana wa tada gave them such a
decisive victory. It was as if it was unimaginable. Even the Muslims who first heard it, they did not believe the amount of victory that had taken place and it took place on the 17th of Ramadan and Allah subhana wa tada mentions in the Quran that on that day, I am with you and the angels are with you. So omit do come I am going to help you with 3000 angels straight from me. And that occurred as we know in the first half of the month of Ramadan. It is not a coincidence, therefore, that the culmination of the syrup the combination of the victories of our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam also occurred in the month of Ramadan in the eighth year of the hero in the conquest of Makkah on
the 23rd of Ramadan. 20 years of struggle, countless lives lost hundreds and hundreds of people had lost their lives, dozens of battles fought, and on that auspicious day and the last 10 days of Ramadan. On the days of Laila to the other. The Muslim army marched into Makkah, and they conquered it without even so much as a battle. Without even a war being fought. they conquered it peacefully and the people embraced Islam What are at NASA yo Luna v de la he of wotja. It is not a coincidence that the first great victory and the last great victory of the Sierra occurred in this month of Ramadan. But it was not only in this era that the blessings of Ramadan were shown throughout Islamic
history, Ramadan has been a time of victory and a time of conquest for the oma itself. A few years after the death of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam. Many were the battles that were fought, and the Muslims took on the single greatest superpower of its time. And that is the sassanid Empire, also called the Persian Empire, and the sassanid Empire had been of the most mightiest empires in all of human history. for 400 years, the Romans and the Persians had been at battle with one another, and neither one side was able to defeat the other. And here comes a third party. Here comes a group of people who were looked down upon by the superpowers, they were not viewed as being a
viable threat. They were not viewed as being military conquerors, they didn't have the horses, the manpower, they didn't have the equipment, they did not have the training of the sassanid Empire. And yet they took on and they challenged the size of the Empire. And a few days before the month of Ramadan, the Battle of Odyssey took place and that famous battle of Odyssey where sadly Penelope waqqas, he took on the assassinated Emperor and his forces and a decisive victory that opened the door for the conquest of the entire Persian Empire, something that did not happen for 300 years side of nebby, waqqas radi Allahu Tada. And he would the blessings of Allah opened up the door to the
conquest of the entire Persian province. And this, of course, then came under Islam, and the most important conquest took place on the eve of the month of Ramadan. A few years later, the Muslim forces were in Egypt, and one of the most important battles of Egypt took place, and that was the Battle of conquering the famous city, the port city of Alexandria. And this battle is known as Morocco to chumps, and there was close by from Alexandria, there was a massive fortress called the Babylonian fortress. And these two fortresses and cities, Alexandria and the fortress of Babylon were considered to be impenetrable. And they were considered to be the most sophisticated fortresses
in all of Egypt. And the Muslim sent troops after troops or whatever they're called Bob sent reinforcements three times under our house and others and finally, it was in the 19th year of the hegira in the month of Ramadan, where as debatable and a warm and others were they were able to open up the fortress and then continue on the conquest of Egypt. And of course, Egypt then became as well Donald Islam, the very similar timeframe a few decades later in the time of the Obama years. The the oma he had sent out armies across the globe, and of the
most significant conquest that took place is the fact of Andalus, the conquering of Angelus. And this took place under the forces of thought Eben Zia. And on the other side was the visigothic Kingdom, the visigothic Emperor that was fighting under King Roderick King Roderick on the one side and thought of turbans yet on the other side, and the forces lined up by the turban Zia had had had around 10 to 12,000 men and King Roderick had at the very least 30 to 40,000 men. This was the decisive battle if this battle would be lost, and those would never be conquered, and the Muslims pray to Allah subhanho wa Taala they may do our to Allah, and on the 25th of Ramadan in the year of
93 hegira the battle took place between Kinga Roderick and portacabin Xia and the Muslims one a decisive victory, King Roderick disappeared, they could not find his body and that led to chaos in the ranks of the visigothic Kingdom until city by city Fortress by fortress village by village, the Muslims continued on to they made their way to the very lands of what is now France. And at one point in time, they had conquered essentially the entire Iberian Peninsula entire country of Spain other than a small sliver up north, which was beyond the mountains they couldn't get there. Otherwise, this conquest in the 93 third year of the hijra, it opened up the door to the entire
conquest of undertows. And as we are all aware, the Muslims ruled Andalus for 750 glory years, and a civilization was seen in underdose. That was unprecedented in the entire human world, a civilization of cultivation of tolerance of enlightenment. All the famous scholars and scientists and all the thinkers of whatever faith background were flourishing in that land. The Muslims demonstrated to Europe what would happen if Europe was ruled by the rules of Islam, and not by the intolerance of the Christianity of that time, and a civilization appeared that outshone every civilization in Europe at that point in time, when did it start in the 93rd year of the hijet up in the month of
Ramadan with Podesta bin Zayed on one side and King Roderick on the other. If that wasn't enough, the very next year, those were the days that the Muslims were doing things of a different nature and they were obeying alone His Messenger in the very next year, in the 94th year of the hegira under the same Oh my head Khalifa, Mohammed bin Qasim was fighting against King da ha Raja da her they called him Raja de her in the province of Sindh in the modern land of Pakistan. And he was fighting against Raja because Raja had abducted some Muslims during Hajj and he had molested some of the women and whatnot. And the Amir Khalifa became so enraged, he said Mohammed had been passed him to
the land of Sindh to the land of Hindustan of India, and they're in the 94th year of of the hegira in the month of Ramadan with hijab and uses nephew, Mohammed bin Qasim on one side and the larger da with his elephants on the other side, a decisive victory was was fought in the land of what is now Macron, which is around two hours outside of Karachi of Pakistan. And Mohammed bin Qasim at the tender age of 17 won a decisive victory over Raja Dahir. And because of this, a bin Qasim managed to establish Islamic rule in the province of Macron, in the province of Moulton, and for the next 300 years, a dynasty was formed. They're called the Habad is dynasty that ruled in the name of Islam in
a land full of idol worshippers and of pagans, but Islam continued to spread, and many people in that region continued to convert until finally, as we know, the majority of that region became Muslim by interacting with Muslims. And now of course, the nation state of Pakistan was created in that very province. It is essentially that region where this took place. When did it all begin in the 94th year of the hegira in the month of Ramadan, when a lot of Georgia bless the forces of Mohammed bin Qasim to win over Raja da her if that wasn't enough, the list goes on and on. And to be brutally honest, I had to cut back many of the incidents because of the timeframe because there are
so many amazing victories in this month of Ramadan of the most significant victories in the month of Ramadan is the victory of the Battle of Hilton in the year 583 for the year 583 hedger corresponding to 1187, in which Salah had Dean Liu B, he conquered the very lands that had been taken in the crusades, and he fought the Crusaders in Philistine in the land of Burma causes in baichwal masters and he liberated Jerusalem that had been conquered and been subjugated to the rule of vicious Christians for over 90 years.
As you should all be familiar with my Doom Muslims, when the Crusaders conquered Jerusalem, one of the worst massacres of human history took place that had hardly occurred up until that point in time. every man, woman and child, every toddler and elderly man, every Muslim and non Catholic Christian because even the Christians that were Arab Christians were killed. Every Jewish person of that land was massacred by the Crusader army so much so that it is estimated that perhaps up to half a million people were killed and remember, they would have been killed by the sword one after the other. For days and days, the Muslims were huddled in the count mountain, the oxtail complex and
batch by batch they would be brought out and executed until one of the Crusaders wrote back in as well recorded in history, praising the accomplishments of the Crusaders and saying, I want to give you glad tidings that the city is flowing in Muslim blood up until my ankles I am walking in blood and it is said that the stench from UK saw was so much that travelers had to cover their nose for one year after the massacre because of the stench of the bodies. for 90 years the Crusaders ruled in a vicious manner. They made the masjid complex into a stable a menu or place for their horses. You can still see if you go to a club and I have seen with my own eyes that they carved into the walls,
they carved stable places for their horses and rings to put their horses This is the masjid and they converted that into a stable and a manure dump. This is what they did. 90 years went by Salahuddin Liu be gathered together his forces and Allah subhana wa tada blessed him to march against the army of the Crusaders, and he's surrounded them in the month of Ramadan in 583 hedger and in fact, it was corresponding to the Fourth of July 1187 Sala had Dean's forces faced over 20,000 Frankish warriors, and they went over them in a decisive battle the night before on one of the odd nights the army of Salahuddin was praying to Allah we're and begging and crying to Allah subhana wa tada for victory.
They pray to Allah we're and qianmen tahajjud because it was the month of Ramadan. And the next morning, Allah subhana wa tada gave them that decisive victory. And of course, once Allah had been marched into the city, and he conquered the city, the Christians were worried that he will do unto them as their ancestors had done on to the Muslims, but he made a commandment and a rule. And he ordered his elite arm because the army was consisting of many groups of people. Some of them were just, you know, the mobs they were just signing up to the army. He took his Elite Guard, his personal crew called them the Marines or whatnot, and he enforced upon them to make sure the Muslims
did not mob against the Christians. The Muslims did not massacre the Christians out of anger that their ancestors had been killed, and he made a general promise that all of you are free I will do as the profitsystem did when he conquered mcca is one tomato aka like the Profit System in the month of Ramadan for gave everyone even the worst enemies and this caused the people to convert to Islam. Now, when Salah Kadena UB conquered Jerusalem, he did the same thing as the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam did, and he forgave all of the Christians and he caught and he guaranteed their safe passage back to their lands, under the arms of his own forces, his personal military forces were
surrounding the Christians so that the Muslims who had lost their ancestors, what not, they said, No, it's not their fault is their ancestors, we will not take our vengeance on them, because in 90 years had gone by so those Christians were not persecuted or killed, and they were saved and Salahuddin will be demonstrated the gentle side of Islam, the mercy of Islam, so much so that the kings of his time the rulers of his time of Europe, to this day, Salah had been is considered to be a legendary General, a gentleman, a real ruler, even his opponents and his foes, admired and respected him. And we see over here why, and all of this occurred in the month of Ramadan, and of
the most significant conquest of the month of Ramadan. Perhaps politically speaking, politically speaking, one of the greatest and most important battles that was ever fought, fought in this month of Ramadan is the famous battle of iron lute that took place the wall of Goliath Angel loot well of Goliath that took place on the 25th of Ramadan, in the year 658 of the hedgerow corresponding to September 1260 ce. And in this battle, which is one of the most decisive battles in the history of Islam, and how I wish that we would study our history and know our history to see the good and the bad, the positives and the negatives so that we can benefit from what has happened before us, too.
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You've all heard of the Mongol invasion. Well, the Mongols invaded the lands that were east of them. That's the lands of Islam. Some are called bajada. Uzbekistan, they continued working their way forward, they surrounded by that in 1258 1260. They destroyed the Abbasid Empire. They killed every single member of the Hadoop has family and they destroyed the entire city of both dad and the people thought this is clay hammer. Yeah, jujin McGeorge is coming now. They were the most brutal, uncivilized barbaric group that humanity had ever seen. And that is why To this day, the Mongolian invasion is something that the common culture that children see their cartoons about it because it
was one of those tragedies that has seeped into the imagination of mankind. The Mongolian invasion was one of the most devastating invasions in human history, and the Muslims took the bulk of that invasion, even though some Christian kingdoms as well were affected but because the Mongolian army invaded directly the lines of Islam, it was essentially the Muslim lands. The Abbasid Caliphate came to an end, the Mongols conquered. Imagine if you can imagine a map from essentially the borders of China. They made their way throughout the Middle East. They ransacked and raped Baghdad, they surrounded Damascus took over Damascus Philistine, they marched onwards, and they made their way to
a small land of a province of Egypt. And up until that point in time, Egypt had not been of a prominent part of the Muslim world and they meet in the sense that it was never a political or an intellectual capital up until this point in time, everything would change after this. So the entire lens of Islam had been ravaged and raged. Now they make their way and they think they'll get rid of Islam. But Allah subhana wa tada shall save his religion in ways we don't understand and a small provincial dynasty that was called the slave dynasty Mamelukes, the mameluke dynasty, they decided to challenge the grandson of Genghis Khan many years had gone by and guess Han as long died. Now it
is his grandson hula kohan is now in charge. And now this small dynasty of the mum Luke's they took on this massive in defeatable or so the people thought the army of the Mongolians and in this army, the leader of the of the Muslims, he came across a tactic that was the first time in human history ever employed, and that is to use gunpowder in warfare. It had never been done before. And the leader of the Muslim army decided to use something called gunpowder. And he in fact, he used it again time is limited. He didn't use it the way we think he actually used it to make loud noises to scare the horses of the Mongolians because they still hadn't developed guns and cannons. Again, this
is 12 you know 60 see plenty of time is going to go by before guns and cannons are coming. The first time that this technology was used in the battle. It was from the Mamelukes, the Muslim side, and the first time the Mongolians were defeated was in the Battle of iron loot, on the 25th of Ramadan, in the year 658 of the hedgerow when people thought that the lands of Islam would be gone when people thought there is no hope. Allah subhana wa Taala gave the people hope. And the small slave dynasty became the most powerful dynasty for the next 300 years until the Ottoman Turks took over. And Egypt became the intellectual and the political capital of the Muslim land. And it was in that
timeframe where the status of Egypt was established because of the victory of the Mamelukes in Ramadan. My dear brothers and sisters, I can go on and on, but time is limited. The question that arises when I finished the whole debate here the first hold about why am I mentioning past historical battles of what relevance is it to us right now, the response should be resoundingly clear to all of us who are pondering and that is the following. This month, is a month of victory. This month, is a month of ERISA. It is a month of glory. It is a month of conquests. This month, is a month where Allah subhana wa Tiana allows Islam to rise and flourish throughout the world
throughout history. Some of the most important battles of our oma were fought and won in this month and it is not a coincidence. So if Allah subhana wa tada can give victory over the Mongols in this month, if he can give victory over the Crusaders in this month. If he can give victory over the visit godson this month if he can get victory over Raja died in this month. Then how about victory over my in your personal sins? How about victory over the struggles of my life in your life? How about victory over the habits that I have and I'm struggling with and you have when you're struggling with. This is the month of victory for the oma and forever
Every one of us if we put our mind to it, if we follow in the footsteps of the righteous Muslims, then just like Allah subhana wa tada gave victory to them in their magnificent battles, then surely the battles of my life, the battles of my personal struggles, the battles of my own Shahada that you will have are much more easy to conquer than conquering Genghis Khan and conquering Raja da head and others. This is the month of victory put your mind to it, put your trust in Allah subhana wa tada and you shall be a victor in this month. May Allah subhana wa tada bless me and you with and through the Quran. And may He make us of those who is versus they understand and may make us of those who
implement his commandments throughout our lifespan. I ask Allah to forgive me you will as well ask him for he is the fool, man.
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all Muslims, many artarama bonds that we have fasted for some amongst us 5060 7080 years. For others. If they are young, this might actually be their first Ramadan for most of us. We are Alhamdulillah experienced in Ramadan and we are now facing yet another Ramadan and every single Ramadan the same trepidation, the same fear How can I do it? How can I go without lunch? How can I know Do not drink water throughout this this hot time of June July when is going to happen? And every single year we fast the first day and we say it's so easy How can this be happening? And that is because Allah subhana wa tada has promised us UD de la who be como usera wala.
Allah wants to make things easy for you. He does not want to make things difficult. My dear brothers and sisters, some practical advice to myself and all of you during this month. During this month, we really do see the best of the best martial arts about a lot across the globe. The oma demonstrates his piety and Eamonn Gallup poll did a survey a few years ago about all the religions across the globe and their rituals. And they said that the religion that observes the ritual the most out of all religions, it is the fast of Ramadan, as observed by the Muslims, a whopping 75% of the oma observes the fast and that was lightyears ahead of the second statistic way after that the oma
really is alive and we see it during this month of Ramadan. The mosques are packed to capacity. Even though we have work in school the next day, people are praying an hour to three every night the Quran is being recited the Quran is being done. Dora is being made the fast demonstrate Eman and taqwa. But then the month finishes and Subhana Allah it's as if the bubble has burst and the balloon falls down back to the ground. I want to be very pragmatic. My dear brothers and sisters, it is impossible that the spirit of Ramadan will be found after Ramadan, that's not going to happen. We rise up in Ramadan, higher and higher and higher. We finish on a crescendo in the last 10 knights
and the Hutton but then when Ramadan finishes, we fluttered back down and at some level that is inevitable. But my humble suggestion to all of you and to myself is the following. My dear brothers and sisters, we cannot maintain the levels of Eman in Ramadan outside of Ramadan. In fact, that's not the goal. But imagine joining a gym, getting training under the best gym instructor for a month, two months, three months, you get to your lifestyle, your routine now you have Mashallah Tabata cola system, you're going daily, you have everything down that imagine that your membership expires, you're no longer able to be a part of that gym. Hair, some of us we will drop back down, gain all
the weight. But that's not the point. If you cannot maintain the efficiency that you had during that trial membership, at least benefit from some habits, acquire some wisdom and maintain some of the tickets that we did in Ramadan. The goal My dear brothers and sisters is that every Ramadan we rise higher and higher and higher when we flutter back and we will flutter back where we end should be higher than where we began the month. That is the goal of Ramadan. So if we rose up, we went 200 notches higher, we floated back down, we go down to 30 2010. But we stopped there. We do not go back to status quo before the month. Then the next one of our incomes, we go another 100 steps. Then we
floated back down we go down until we're another 1020 now we are double what we were two years ago and then slowly but surely.
Ramadan we climb up a few ladders we climb up a few steps we stay there we stick to that routine next summer we go higher next summer we go higher so every Ramadan becomes a bootcamp for us. Every Ramadan becomes a time where we become better and closer to Allah subhana wa tada such that and this is my job and say amen to this We ask Allah that our best Ramadan is our last Ramadan and our most perfect Ramadan is the love on closest to our death we want every year to be better than the last year and every day to be better than the last day and we want to have the most best Ramadan of our lives, the year that we meet Allah subhanho wa Taala that will only be done if we have this in mind
that the goal is I will use this month to come closer to Allah as much as I can. When Ramadan finishes, I cannot maintain that level. But I will not go back to status quo, I will not return to everything that I had, and I will be higher than I was. And we do this every single year until we meet our Lord and that is the real wisdom of Ramadan and the real method that we will use to conquer ourselves slowly but surely bit by bit and we will ensure a load to either be victorious Oklahoma in neither Aminu Allahumma. La
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