Channel: Yasir Qadhi
Series: Yasir Qadhi - Seerah
Shaykh Yasir Qadhi discusses the Qabr of the Prophet ﷺ which is a part of our history and heritage.
The Shaykh begins with the exact position of the houses of the wives of the Prophet SAW which he used to take turns in visiting. The house of Aisha RA was the one whose entrance also opened into the Masjid and hence, was a bit privileged in position. The inside of the house of the Prophet ﷺ is also discussed in vivid details with help from digital models that have recreated the house to the most approximate version. Here, we see the mattress, the utensils, the curtain and much more such items that would have been present in the house
We also get acquainted with the details of the expansion of the Masjid of the Prophet ﷺ in around 9 H under the Khilafa of Al Waleed Ibn Abdul Malik. What did he do to the houses of the wives of the Prophet ﷺ? Listen intently.
There are also reports of the attempts made at smuggling the body of the Prophet ﷺ in the time just to merit themselves with greatness and show off their courage. It obviously failed every single time.
The Big Fire – it is an incident that was very tragic and which happened due to the accidental falling of the lamp which made the entire area go up in flames. This resulted also in the original Mushaf of Uthman Ibn Affan RA being burnt completely. Even though the Masjid was burnt down, Allah protected the Grave of the Prophet ﷺ.
A square of sorts was built around the Grave of the Prophet ﷺ by Baibarus which remained intact for 200 years. But then,a Second Big Fire happened in 886 H, which burned the Masjid down again.
A person by the name of Samhudi was the first person to enter the blessed grave in over 500 years to clean up the Qabr and preserve the original structure of Umar Ibn Abdul Aziz.
The green lattice structure that we see atop the Masjid an Nabawi was actually the brainchild of Sultan Quit Pa of the Mamluk dynasty.
Mr Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala Sayyidina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi is mine and my bad. So today we have a special session inshallah Tada. It was advertised as the succession of the election of a worker and the cover of the processor. But as I was doing my research today, I realized that there's way too much information just about the second point, which is the cover of the processor, and there's no time to really do the caliphate abubaker until maybe next session, so we want to shout loudly to either begin with a description of the house of the Prophet so sudden, and also the puppet and also some of the main, some of the main architectural
changes that took place, and which everybody asks about and there's no doubt that the puppet of the Prophet system is the most respected, and the most worthy carpet in the entire world and it is a part of our heritage, our history, to discuss the topic of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So I want to begin if we can switch over to the computer, I want to begin by the House of the prophets of Allah Allah who was sent them and the messages of the process of them now throughout our our machine, a lot of Article a three and a half years we've always mentioned the houses of the process of being next to the masjid and there are some models that modern architectural you know,
designers have attempted to recreate. And these are all attempts to recreate in the end of the day. Obviously, we don't know exactly, but as much as we can glean as much as we can extract from the sources These are some of the more accurate models and this is the model that the the the Ministry of Medina, the city of Medina has a heritage if you like ministry, they have replicated and this is on display in the museum of Medina in the prophets of Salaam city and it is pretty accurate I mean obviously they are in this regard even better experts than I am but looking at this all of the references that we have seen seem to be extracted. So, this is an out this is a 3d a bird's eye view
of the masjid and of the house of the prophets Allah sent him and his wife so this is this is the message of the Prophet system. You can see my marker here Okay, this is the message of the of the process and this is the fibula Okay, this is the Qibla this direction IE upwards. Now, where was that they were that when the processor moved to Medina
downwards. So when the masjid was initially built, this was the Qibla this was the Qibla and our Prophet system built his houses on the back side of the masjid over here and he built the house of Okay, so let me see, when he migrated to Medina, how many wives did he have?
so the and our issue, which was done right after he migrated to Medina, okay, and have some very soon after that. So the first houses that were built were the houses of soda and Arusha radi Allahu anhu as a Marine, and then right after that, the house of health, sir. And so these houses were built in the back, and also very soon after this as well. The prophecies are married. Fatima and Ali are the Allahu anhu. He married his daughter, Fatima to Ali. And so he built for them a house as well right next to the masjid. Now, I only had two houses. He had a house next to the masjid. He had a house in the khobar area as well. He had two houses. And so he built a house for his daughter
Fatima. And so are these house IE Fatima's house was right in the same vicinity as the house of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam and this is where they got married, this is where Fatima and Ali are the love and got married. So, so, the table got changed in this direction. So when the table got changed in this direction, then obviously the houses came in the front whereas whereas they used to be in the back. So here we see this was now the Qibla of the new Tabler and the new Qibla was also covered initially when the Qibla was changed. There was no covering here there was a small covering in the front when the Qibla direction was changed. So they built this lattice structure made out of
date palms, and they then covered the the roof with date palm leaves which was the standard covering in those times. This is how they would cover the houses most houses did not have solid coverings at that time. They would simply have there they would have a structure of latches
lattices together, the date palm dry date, palm leaves, they would do that. And so the Prophet systems houses were on the left hand side, this is the fibula over here. And this became the member of the process of the Mirabeau the process of it's not shown here, obviously, but the member of the processing was not carved into the wall. That's why it's not shown here. As you know, in the beginning, it was simply a stump, and then a small pulpit was made, so it's not carved into the wall. So this is the structure of the masjid. And then we're coming here we have pause right here, the house of Arusha. The House of house saw the house of Sodor. So we have these three houses of the
Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that were connected to the masjid. But only our issues house had a direct
access to the masjid of the Prophet, so they sell them on the Ayesha's house was literally next to the mustard of the prophecies and meaning the doorway was the same, and the other houses. So here, these doors were eventually closed the other so we see over here, the house of Arusha direct access directly into the masjid of the Prophet sallallahu, alayhi wasallam. Then here is the house of Fatima. So the house of Fatima was right behind the house of Arusha. And this is where our little the Allahu anhu married Fatima, so the house of Fatima is literally behind. Now, those days, houses are not fancy structures, it's one building one room, that's how the houses aren't those days,
there's not these multi massive no simplicity, this is how the people were. And we will see a rendering of the inside of the house of the Prophet system as well. And it is estimated that the size of the house meaning the actual room of the processor was three by three and a half meters, which is basically 10 by 12 feet 10 by 12 feet. And this is the size of our living room carpets, not our living rooms. This is the size of our rugs that we put in our carpet even smaller than this right? This is that is the rug that we have in our houses typically 10 by 12 is the standard size of rug that you buy, right. And in this part of the world, at least, that is the size of the entire
house, in that house is the attic space, the cooking all everything like all that you have, that will be your living quarters. And we will see one representation or diagram of the profits of the law that he was set up. Now, this, this structure here.
Most likely, most likely, there was probably some type of fence or some type of clay wall on the outer side of all of these houses, most likely, so that there wasn't direct access for strangers to the houses of the prophets or sell them. And this seems to be referenced in the Quran. In the larina, you now do not come in waro jurati, UK Federal Home layout, those that are calling you from behind the apartments. So there's something separating the apartments from the rest of the people. So there seems to be some type of barrier, that would be a large wall, Clay wall made out of you know, Clay, dried clay, that would be blocking all of these small apartments, which is there, oh,
Joe rocks, these are the small apartments, these are small chambers, all of them together are the wives of the Prophet, so set them so there would be some some wall and that is what Allah is referencing. Most likely we are not 100% sure, but it appears that there must have been some type of covering for the privacy of the wives of the Prophet sallallahu sallam. And also therefore, the processing could go between his houses of his wives without exiting that complex without exiting that complex. And this is seems to be the case. So here as we said, we have our Isha, we have sold over here. And then we have Fatima here we have Zane up into Jose on the other side.
On this side, this is Fatima. This is Zane up into hoceima that was connected to Fatima. And then we have the other wives in this structure. We don't have all of the wives. In the end, most of the wives of the process have had structures over here it is perhaps one or two of them did not have space over here. So they purchased nearby land. And we also know from the Sierra, we also discussed this that
Madea I'll typically on May, Ibrahim, she had a small room in the outer place of the city away from the geodata of the prophets or Saddam's wives. So this is one representation. And it demonstrates for you this is again, very good here very simple demonstration that between the house of Irish and here's another small controversy. So according to this representation, there is a small alleyway between the house of Arusha and the masjid. You see this right? This is one interpretation. Another interpretation is that this wall was this wall, and there's no alleyway at all. And of course, there's no way to be 100% sure, at this stage, you know, I mean, you're reading you're trying to
extract this from the books and there are reference
For example, in a Sahih Muslim, it is mentioned
that the Prophet system said to Arusha Give me my prayer walk, now we live in El hombre, give me my prayer rug, and the prayer rug was in the masjid. And so I said, I am in my monthly cycle, I'm in my monthly cycle, I can't go inside the machine. And so the process and I'm said, in the halo tequila set V key that your menses is not in your hands, I'm telling you to reach in, get me my prayer rug and put it here. So the fact that she could just stick her hand out and pull the prayer rug in, seems to indicate what
that is the same wall. Right? It seems to indicate that they're in the room, he wants to stand up and pray. And he says, past me my prayer. So she says I can't. And so the problem said that your head is not in your hands. So this demonstrates that all she has to do, she does not have to enter the full Masjid. She doesn't have to exit. She just has to put your hand in and take it out. So my point is, there are there's a controversy over I shouldn't say controversy. But there's two opinions. It's not a big deal. Whatever it is, it's a very trivial issue. Was the wall connected to the masjid? Or was there a small alleyway? Both are mentioned and Allah knows best. So these guys
who made this 3d structure, they took the position that there's a small alleyway. And so there is a little bit of privacy as well. And there's, there's obviously a reason to suggest that as well. Okay, so this is the the one example of the the house of the Prophet salallahu idea he was sending them. We also have another example, over here. Another example. Unfortunately, this video is not as clear. But I wanted to show you another example of the house of the Prophet system. And this is another 3d structure. This is not a physical truck. This is a cartoon or this is a not a cartoon, but a drawing that was done. And just to demonstrate, so we have the entire structure of 4.5 meters
by three meters in length. And here we have another representation, that this would be the inner chamber of Arusha and the profit center, and there will be a small door into the messenger that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, as well. And so it was as if there's a an inner covering, between the the process thumbs if you like room that he lives in, and the masjid, that inner room is three and a half by three, we see it over here as well, that these would be the alleyways, the process of could use to get to other houses you see over here, right? That this is the this is the wall of the fence, or sorry, this is the fence surrounding or not the fence the wall surrounding the
rot. This is the walls surrounding the garage. And so the profitsystem could use this to go to his other wives houses. Now, according to this representation, we see there is no space between the wall of Russia and the wall over the machine, right. So they're following the other interpretation that the wall of our issue, this is the house of Arusha, this is the mesh to the process. And this is the table over here. According to this schemata there is absolutely no space at all. And as I said, this also seems to be a valid diagram. And Allah knows best. So there's the door inside the masjid. This is the outside door that I would use, or the process and would use when he wanted to visit his other
The process of when he wanted to go to the masjid, this door is right over here. And this is the door that he raised the curtain and for the last time that people saw him that was over here, this was the door or this was the curtain excuse me, and we'll get to it that in the lifetime of the Prophet says that on his roof was never made out of solid material. His roof was made only out of intertwined leaf palms. What that means is that it was not watertight, it was not waterproof, which means when it would rain, it would get wet. And even more surprising. And I don't understand why this is so difficult even for me to understand that I've lived in Medina for 10 years for a decade,
the cold of Medina is very cold, very cold. And to imagine that the process of was not sheltered from that cold. Because when you have a roof that is not solid, you cannot warm the house up. You might have a small fire, but it's not you have the air coming in, it's not going to be airtight. And they're living in that cold, freezing cold, it gets very different types of desert cold over there. And so that cold, our processing was not protected from it. In fact, it was only in the time of Rome had been a hot tub that they built a solid so after the death of the processor that they built a solid covering on the house of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Also these two inner doors
that were used, it is very clear from the text that there was not a solid door. Rather it was just a curtain. And and this clearly demonstrates In my opinion, that there must have been a wall
Because how can you have a curtain in your own personal house when there's no wall outside of it. So this for me clearly indicates and this is, Alan knows best you cannot be certain. But it seems pretty clear to me when you have curtains, then there must have been. Now as for this curtain, there is no danger or harm because this is inside the masjid. This is inside the masjid. As for this one, this is looking onto the street. And so clearly there must have been some type of wall that protected all of the chambers of the process of and that is the basically the the the inner sanctuary of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
And if we keep on going here, we see another example. So here we have, here we have the inner chambers, where the process from walk down to visit his other wives, he would also walk to visit Fatima is over here, this is the message that he would pray him. And it is also calculated that the door was around a zero and a half, which is like 70 centimeters. So the door was around 70 centimeters, we were on that much small door. And also the height has been calculated to be around a metre and a half, which is basically just a little bit above normal height. And so some of us might even have to bow down to come inside. And as for the bed of the process, and once again, we have two
Was there a raised bed or not?
We can't know for sure. If you look at the wyatts, it appears there was not a raised bed.
Rather, the bed was on the floor, this appears to be the case. And so this diagram, you see seems more correct, we'll see another representation. And they have a raised platform in there. Allah knows best. But it appears that the bed of the processor was of course, we would call the mattress, what was the stuffing of the mattress, it was dried date palm leaf, once again, you take the leaves of the date palms, and you just put them in. And that will be the bed of the profit center. And underneath that, of course was a mat if you like made out of made out of the box. So just like in our times, we have the wooden frame. And then we have the big mattress that we put on. Right. So you
need both of them, you need the support, you need the soft material. So the wooden frame of the Profit System was basically the the bark of the trees was basically the branches. And then the mattress was basically some type of stuffing with the leaves. And of course over the years, you can imagine this we're just going to become more and more, you know, just thinner and thinner. And it is narrated that I and others tried to like make it better when none of the process did not need that. And he wanted his old one back. And these are other diagrams in and that is all that we need from this one in shallow data.
Do this one.
And here we have the final video that we're going to do. This replica was done in Jeddah by some scholars of the Sierra. And this is a complete one yani
guesstimation guesstimation we have no idea. But this is one interpretation. What would have been inside the house or the process of them? What do we know that the people would have had at that time? So there's, there's nothing that we know for sure. Except that we know for sure that if she had had a grinding mill, we know this, for example, from the story of this lander, right that the maid servants said that I shall fall asleep when she's grinding the flower, right or barley, not they didn't have flour, they had barley. And we know that they must have had cooking utensils, and they must have had the small fire to put there because obviously we need a fire to warm things up.
So putting all of this together, we know that there was water canisters hanging from the from the, from the walls, that's how they will do things, putting all of this together. So an architect in Jeddah had a 3d model and this is what it is. So we can go to YouTube now and see this.
So this this model, he has
a actual raised platform. And it's not impossible that this would have existed maybe it did exist maybe. Or maybe this was used more as a sofa and not as a bed. And I think this guy actually puts both of them in just to be on the safe side, right? He has this one over here, which is clearly the bed and then he has this one on the top over here. And clearly there was also we know some type of rug well it's not quite a rug, but it would be made out of again, dry date palm leaves again, so he'll see it we would call them every aisle seat, some type of dry date palm leaf mattress, if you're not a mattress but a carpet. This was their carpet that they would put on top of the sand and
of course he does a very good job here. The sound
is not going to be fully protected. So the inside of the house of the process will always have sand in it, always have sand in it. And here we have the jugs of water. That would be there are mentioned in the Syrah as well, it was very common that you would have jugs of water high up, you would have them high up also for animals, because if you had them low, you might have rodents or whatnot come and drink, so you'd have them high up so that you could only drink from it when you needed to. And
here we have a potential mattress of the processing, and the utensils that would have been in those times. The staff we know that the process of had the staff that was made out of a branch carved out of a branch. And
these are some of the utensils also at that time, they would hang their swords and their and their shields from the wall that was a part of the the house item. So you will see over here swords and shields hanging from the wall. That would be common Here we find the barley making materials, storage food for the for the food,
other containers that would have been common. Again, all of this is guesstimation. What others would have had some idea the author is trying or the the architect is trying to bring, what did the people at that time have? By the way, this room is definitely bigger than 10 feet by 12 feet. So this is not to that, but he's just showing what's inside. Oh, did I sorry, did I do that? Okay, my bed. Okay, here we go. He's just showing what might be inside the room of the Prophet system. And he's using materials that are common at the time.
Let's just move a little bit forward. Here we have a spear here we have a bow and arrow common at the time to have these things in the house. And he then goes back to where he began, various cooking utensils would have been there clearly, there's no doubt that would have been there at the time as well.
But you see a house of utter simplicity there would not have been. Here's the roof clearly that would have been the very, very, very accurate presentation of the roof. This is how the roof would have been simple date palm leaves intertwined together, it would not protect you fully from the sun from the cold. Here we have obviously this is a far better curtain than the process of could ever have had. Because this is a properly done. But this is a curtain that's what it would have been just a curtain. And remember he lifted the curtain remember the Hadeeth he lifted the curtain the last day of his life, right? This is what he would have done he would have lifted the curtain and they
would have seen him directly. So this shows us there was no door into the masjid. There would probably have been shelves as well. This isn't some type of shelf, you could put your things in as well. And then he goes back back to the beginning. It's just a 3d of the entire house. And this is the other other door we said there were two doors right? one door into the masjid. This is the door into the masjid, by the way, because his bed is over here. And so his bed was right next to the masjid. Right. And so his bed was next to the masjid. And we know that the room was pretty cluttered. Even though it was 10 feet by 12 feet, we know the room was pretty cluttered, there
wasn't large areas, we know this because, okay, we can do, we're done with this, like, we know this, because
when he would stand up for 200, there would not even be room for him to pray fully unless he proceeded to put her feet up. Right, as the addict mentioned. So you can imagine that in this small room, all of the possessions they need. And of course, I mean, there must be cooking stuff, there must be the the armor, there must be any other things that are needed. So everything is scattered everywhere. And, and this is how they would live. They wouldn't. And you can see the rudimentary development, they didn't have multiple rooms, they didn't have a kitchen and there's no nothing of this was there. We already mentioned that. In terms of the restroom, there would be a
chamber pot, right? For for the the the vote of the urination. And then for for the other they would have to go outside the city. And we learned from the Hadith of the slander, they would literally go once every two, three days, because they ate so little food, they didn't need to go. So there was no concept of having that inside the city once every two three days they will go outside of the city to relieve themselves there was no need to do that inside of the city. So
we know as well that our processing was buried where he slept. Okay, that was, as we said Abu Bakar had said that our profit system had told him that all of the profits are buried where they they sleep. So his burial, as we mentioned, was done right in his bed. So his bed was lifted up. They dug a hole right there. And this hole was a hole that is known as a lag. Lamb had done lat What is that? There's two types of graves in the shediac that are allowed. The first is the lag and the second is the shock and the ladder means you go down. Then you dig a niche inside.
So it becomes an L shape. You go down and you dig a niche inside. Typically
The direction of the fibula. And then you place the body into the L,
you put it into the L, then you cover the opening of the L with bricks. And then you throw the sand so that you cover up the,
the grave. So the body is not sand is not thrown on it. So the body is in a niche. And that niche is called the light. So our processing was dug in a light dug down and then in and the body is placed inside. And the majority of the muda him say this is the Sunnah, and one of the evidences they use is the process of was buried in the light. Everybody agrees to this. And they say Allah would have only chosen the best for his process of them. The other type, which is allowed, it's allowed, but it's not the Sunnah, according to the majority. And then the one of the men that have the Hanafi says it is this one of the other three says not so the other men have said is this one, as they say,
the shock. And the shock is basically you. You dig the grave straight down, and then you dig a small little hole straight into it. And then you put the body into that hole, then you put a platform, which is how it's done in America, because that's what the law dictates, at least in Memphis. And in Houston I've seen as well, the law tells us you have to do that. They don't want to have the L shaped or for whatever reason. So we dig it straight down here. And then we cover it and this is helpful. It's not Haram. But the majority say it's not the best, the best is the lat and the minority say no, this is the best. And that's difference of fifth not not relevant here. The point
is, for our perspective, what we're interested in is that for sure, the process of was buried in a lot now.
After his burial, we know that I should have the law of wine have continued to live in the house in her own house. And the process of his grave is on the side. So this is the grave of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam over here, and Chateau de la one has continued to live in the rest of the house. Then Abu Bakar passed away. And Abu Bakar is buried over here. And Abubakar so this is her father. And so obviously she allows her father to be buried, and she continues living in this part of the house. Then for another 10 years. She lives in this part of the house. And then we know what happens with the death of Bob. Right. We all know the story of Medusa. he stabs Omar, and Omar is
basically about to die, the doctor is telling him you're going to die. You cannot we cannot cure this wound. And so he sends his son Abdullah to Asia. And he says, say that my father Omar and don't say ameerul momineen. So that you knows that this is not a request from the halifa. This is a request from a man named Omar, not the halifa. My father Omar is requesting permission to be buried alongside his two companions. sahibi his two companions. And if she says no or hesitates leave, don't argue. That's her right? Because it's her house is her house. That's her prerogative. And if she agrees, then come back and inform me. And so our Isha. As you all know, this is a famous story.
She said that I wanted to have this grave for myself. And I would never have given it to anybody except her.
Except for Oman, I'll sacrifice for him that he deserves that. And so I'm going to blow hot top was then buried, and because the aroma is non Muharram, edgy nubby. So our Isha puts a curtain inside the house. And she lives in the small space that is left for the rest of her life. And she puts her curtain obviously because she out of out of respect out of the fact that this is not my father or husband. Now this is a bit of a hot tub. So she has a curtain now, and she's living now. It's part of life. Sometimes I think about this, and I just just feel very proud of her very emotional about this, that she's living in an eating and drinking and sleeping she's in and she sees the cover of
the processor and her father, like for 12 years, 12 years and armor basically it's right there. She's living in the same house as the other of her husband, the processor and her father and then on top. And
when of course we all know that when Earth man passed away the fitna had begun, he passed away far away, there was no question of bringing him to anywhere. As you all know, that was a very difficult time. He was simply buried in his own garden, and then some say he was transported to where he is other say that was where the garden was. In any case, he was buried outside of bulkier. He was not even buried in bulk there. It passed away in Kufa. So again, there's no question there.
The there was one space left, there was one space left, because I was living there, but the other two qualified they passed away in their own circumstances. And then it is narrated that I show herself when she passed away at the age of sorry, in the year 57. Ah, so she lived way after it in the time of Malia she passed away in the time of while we, that when she passed away, or the last one half she said don't bury me here. I want to be buried with my other co wives the otherwise of the process of them. Why did she do this maybe because of Omar maybe because she felt it was appropriate to be with the women I don't know, there was a space left over there. Now, in the in the
lifetime of a laptop as well or a mobile hotspot was the first to really expand the message of the Prophet system and solidify it and in that expansion, he solidified the rules of the wives houses solo I sell them. So the house of the process of them was solidified after his death for his whole life the roof was made out of leaf and as for this, can we go back to the slide as for this fourth grave over here, as for this fourth space over here, there are traditions in Suna Timothy and in a number of books of Hadith, but all of them are weak or very weak but there are traditions there are narrations that there is seven Imodium will be buried over here. Okay. So there are narrations found
in our source books that this place was my marker, what am I here it is that this place over here will be for IE seven Imodium? Nothing authentic. So we do not say for sure. But there are sources in our own books including Timothy now that is not is not fully authentic. So we say Allahu Alem will be that will be the case or not. Now in the caliphate of Al Walid Ibn Abdul Malik, who ruled from 88 to 91 hedgerow and the caliphate of Al Walid Ibn Abdul Malik, who rule from 88 to 91 hegira he decided to expand the masjid of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in all four directions now, which way is the
south, the Qibla is south right? So he decided to expand the masjid, south and east and west and north.
All four directions.
And this raised a huge problem because to the east,
to the east, or the houses of the wives of the processor, still standing for 90 years. Okay, this is around 90 hedgerow. So, they've been standing there for for almost a century. Now, nobody lived there. Nobody lived there. After all the wives of the process of did not have biological descendants right. And it was inherited by the LL baby overall by the family of the process and Amanda are these in Aberdeen and the Balkan other basic by inherited I mean, managed by them, that they're the ones taking charge of managing it. And unworried. Abdulmalik
insisted that he will purchase all of these lands at whatever cost he's going to purchase, from whoever is in control from the island bait. And that the masjid will encompass all of the little houses.
Why would he do this?
Why would he want to do this? This has raised a lot of discussion. Some say that he was a typical,
any political ruler, the one of the things that political rulers always want to do, they want to leave their mark on society, and of the ways they want to leave their mark is to build glorious machines, every ruler, and there's a ruler. Now I don't want to mention his name of some Arab country, building one of the biggest machines in the world at his state money, whatnot. And he's not particularly religious man, and are state funds that people are starving. But no, he wants to build a Masjid in his name, you know, close to the beach and whatnot, colors. This is the way of the rulers, that's the way they are, you know, this is the wicked idk fellow. So some say he was just
being a typical ruler, that he wants to now build a mega mosque. And of course, the mosque of the process is a very noble mosque to build. And so he doesn't care about these things about the whys of the process of sorry, the houses of the processes. Why is he just wants his his will done. And that is one interpretation. And of course, since he's the halifa, I mean, he gets his will done doesn't matter who's gonna object and by the way, in 90 hijra, who's alive amongst the Sahaba in Medina, nobody, nobody, not a single Sahabi is left in Medina. There's probably one or two in Kufa, in other places, very old. Some of the younger children that were still alive now they're 100 years old. Yes,
some of them
have lived beyond this, the last Sahabi 910 Digital but but not in Medina, not in Medina in 90 higit Ah, no Sahaba is left in Medina, they all gone. Okay, come on, it's 19 I think about it, who was alive. I mean, everybody there, the major Sahaba. Would Ayesha, they all passed away in the maximum of the 50s 60s. They're all gone by now. So in 1900, none of the Sahaba are alive. And he commanded that these gerat be purchased, and that the message should be then expanded to include the grave. And so he expanded it from a southern side. So from the mahalanobis. Here, he made it 20 feet forward. And where he made it is where the mustard is in our times the made up. Right, what he
expanded forward is exactly where it ends in our times. Clear, right? Nobody had the audacity or the foolishness or whatever you want to call it, to go beyond he did it and that is where it remained. And he was the only one in the history of Islam to expand eastward as well. And where he expanded was where it remained.
Nobody after him had the audacity or foolishness call it what you will, to go beyond what he did. Right, even the latest Saudi expansions. If you look at it, they began from behind the shoulder from behind the blessitt grave, they did not want to go from the blessitt grave, and that's why it's a little bit design is in the front has a little bit of a, you know, jutting out and then the rest of it goes big. Correct? Right. They did not want to go beyond even in this modern expansion, which is the largest expansion of the history of Islam. They did not want to include that beyond, you know, it's just a matter of respect. Only unworried, even Abdul Malik did this. Now, this is one
interpretation. There is another interpretation as well. And this seems to have some legitimacy, Allah knows best seems to have some legitimacy, that it's beyond just wanting to build a big question. There is actually some politics involved as well. What are some of the politics involved? So, the omae yards had some huge rivalry, major problems from the debate, obviously, we talked about Karbala has just taken place a decade ago, right? We talked about the the the major and the people did not like the Romanians, and the descendants of the processes are well respected and beloved is obvious, right? I mean, it is human nature, that
the Prophet systems to send this would be given that all and respect, and this is we need to understand imagine, imagine if her saying rhodiola Juana was in front of us, how would you feel? How would you feel? Who would you want him to be the halifa? Or funan? Even fallen in the in the palace? Who would you want? psychologically? Forget who islamically like whoever's in charge would remain in charge. Yes, that is the case. Right? But psychologically, who would sway your vote as we say, right? And Hussein is now killed in a vicious in a vicious manner. And his son, who is his son, Come on, guys, please.
Alexandra Aberdeen, right? It is in Aberdeen now returns to Medina.
And the people now Alexander Aberdeen was the most a political of the early ahlulbayt. Probably because of the massacre, because remember, he was a young man sick in the tent. He was a young man sick in the tent he witnessed he was there, he lost everybody of the male relatives, he was the only all of the progeny from present goes through it, because he doesn't that's, it's, it's all gone after that, right because everybody else was massacred. So Ali's in Aberdeen, there was a lot of clamoring that he should take charge and the people loved Him and who would not love him these are all other debate and it is said that he would regularly sit in the house of the process of them
because after all that is his house. And times even preach from there into the masjid because remember, we talked about there not being any barrier right? Now this is his house. How can you prevent people be prevented from going to his house and speaking in his house? The only thing to be done
eliminate the house
get him out somewhere. Cuz psychologically preaching from the cover of the process that I'm imagine like the background would be the cover of the processor, right. So this is another theory and it is mentioned in the earlier books as well, that this is a motive for expanding to include the houses the majority of the prophecies in them. And frankly, I am persuaded by that theory it makes a lot more sense because I cannot imagine that it was just a matter of if you wanted to expand
I mean, come on. These are the majority of the mothers of the believers. I mean, doesn't matter how there's a little bit of common sense, you don't do that, unless you're worried about your throne. And when you're worried about your throne, people go, they don't care to protect the kursi everything becomes just right. That's just the way people are. A metal up protect us from ever sitting in such a currency because we'll lie that is the biggest fitna known to man power is the biggest weakness known to man. So, this is a theory that makes a lot of sense. Now, it is said that some of the scholars objected to this. And it is clearly mentioned in our books my son, Joseph and
other books of daddy and author of the Tabby rune that a number of senior scholars of Medina, the senior most amongst them was say to
cite cite the minimal save excuse me, sorry, they remember saying that say who say yes, he objected. And he said that this should not be done.
Now, some scholars of our times, in particular, the theologically minded, like many of the set of scholars, for example, they say he objected for theological reasons, that he didn't want the arbour to be included in the messaging. But in fact, this is not true. This is not true. If you go back to the actual iPhone and see what he has to say, this is not why he's objecting. Why was he objecting? He was objecting because he wanted the people to see the simplicity of the houses of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, how, how rough and coarse they were. And he wanted them to gain a lesson. So this shows us even within 90 years, civilization had come to Medina.
And we know this, within 90 years, people are living fine. Now. Within 90 years, two story structures are being built. Within 90 years, embroidery fabric, clothes, money is coming in now. It's a different, you've conquered the Roman civilization, half of it, you've conquered the Persian, of course, money is going to come civilize us is going to come. So say, who say he is saying, I want the people to see how the Prophet system lived, don't destroy these houses, let them see as they were used to see it will bring it will bring our heart softness. So he objected for reasons of therapy, for reasons of record of having soft heart. Of course, politicians don't care about Islamic
rules, as is always the case. And so he did not care. And he ordered that all of the odorata be demolished. Except for Russia, because that's where the communists and the governor of Medina at the time was none other than someone who would become the halifa in another 15 years, and that is that azeez, the famous Ramadan Aziz. So at this stage, Omar, even Abdul Aziz, who is of course, a relative because he's from the Omega clan, right? His mother is a descendant of Omar right from his mother's side, the descendant of Omar from his father's side, he's the Alma way. He's a pure he's a royal OMalley. So Romani, Aziz was at this time, the young governor of Medina, and at this stage of
his life, by the way, he was not practicing that much. When we say practicing, by the way, when we say practicing, I mean Subhanallah I mean, that's a different thing. You know, of course, everybody at the time is praying, fasting, what not, but there's like a love of Islam, extra love. At this young phase of his life, he didn't have it. This came later on before he became the halifa. And he became very Zahid, an Abbot and whatnot. But at this stage, he's just the regular oma, we print say he's just living the life of the regular princes. He's not concerned about theology and whatnot. He's fallen, he wants to curry favor, like every Prince, like every governor, you want to please the
ruler. So whatever he says, Call us we'll do it. So or would have not done Aziz himself takes part in basically helping out and demolishing all of the houses of the Prophet system, really sad tragedy. But this is when it happens, that it happens that all of the houses of the process of them are demolished, other than, of course, the house of the house of Asia, and then they decide what is to be done now with the house of worship. So here's now twopenny opinions that are done. According to one opinion. The original house is left
the original houses left and around the house of Arusha.
Another structure is built. And according to the second opinion, which I probably don't agree with, I think the first opinion makes more sense. The second opinion says they did demolish the walls of Ayesha's house, and they built another structure in its place, which is more permanent. In either case, the essence is the same, some structure is built, whether it was built on the original structure or right around the original structure. This is the controversy. Okay? Most likely, most likely.
Allah knows best
It's difficult to say I mean, honestly, there's no way to do this. But
I would hope he had preserved the original structure. But even if he did not, the point is that they wanted to build something more permanent. And they built it made out of thick blocks of asphalt, the same that the caliber is built with blit, big black box chunks, cubes. They built it, and there was no door, they didn't want any door. So they covered it up. And they built a solid structure. And if we can go back to the slide for just one minute, and then I'll come back to me.
Hold on a sec. Where did you hear Here we go. This is the wall of Omar ibn Abdullah, as is clear, this is that black wall is in your slide is blue over here. This is that black wall that was done in this in the time of Roma, even Abdul Aziz now stay on this slide, don't go don't come back to me. It is said when they were building the wall. And this kinda seems to suggest that they destroy the original wall, one of the workers jumped up and screamed, or it was aghast. And
even Abdulaziz came forward. And he also was about to scream, because lo and behold, there were two feet protruding from that place. And they were scared these might be now this is 90 years on, the feet are completely fresh. They might be the feet of the process of them. Then they call the scholars of the time. And one of the one of the famous scholars of Medina, Abdullah ibn Abdullah ibn Irma. Bob, so the grandson of Rama, Rama, Bob, who was obviously a second cousin of analogizes, from his mother's side, right? He said, Don't worry, oh, Governor, this is the feet of our grandfather role model. So this is the wall.
Sorry, this is this is this wall they must have doing this wall. Now, this narration might seem to suggest that they actually destroyed the original wall. might seem to suggest that and yeah, maybe they did. My assumption is they destroyed the original wall. And then as they're destroying that wall, they see feet, and they're worried what is this? And they find out? No, these are the feet of room or not the feet of the processor more of a worker. And so they obviously bury it up. And then they big they they bury that wall, they bury the feet, and then they build a wall. Now stay on the slide. So now what are we going to have that as he's decided to do was to build a pentagonal
structure. It's not fully a Pentagon, because you see over here, some weird thing over here that this was a small door to go in if need be to go into this area. So there's a small door over here. And so they built a pentagonal structure. So this pentagonal structure was built in the reign of Omar Abdulaziz. Okay, so not only did they build this structure, which was the actual House of Asia, they also built this pentagonal structure. And for at least 400 years, this was what visitors to the master to the processing would see a pentagonal structure. Why was it a pentagon? Now you can get off the slide. Why was it a pentagon? scholars say some of the earliest scholars mentioned why, for
a number of reasons. Number one, they didn't want somebody to pray to the cover when they're praying Salah. So it's as if there's a cover over there. So you have like a Pentagon. So it's as if you can't really pray to the cover. And number two, they said that they didn't want some ignorant people to think there was another Kava in Medina, because these are new Muslims people are converting. So there's a Kava structure cube, built of the same material, same shape, same color, right, smaller, obviously. So they didn't want people to think that so they covered it up. And so this pentagonal structure remained for many centuries. Now.
Before we move on to the architectural thing,
books of history mentioned. And I'm afraid we're not going to finish at 830. Because I'm not going to come back to this. And I know everybody's very interested. So there's no problems there. But we're going to go at least for 15 minutes, if not more. Books of history mentioned
that there were a number of attempts to smuggle the body of the Prophet system outside of the copper.
Some books mentioned three some mentioned for some mentioned five such attempts. And I'll mention two or three of these, and then give you my thoughts on this whole narrative or motif.
of the earliest attempts, at least to it is said or attempted by the fatimid halifa. And how can be amarilla.
And the faulty mill halifa. And how can be amarilla was one of the more shall we say? colorful figures in Islamic history.
He seems to have had a screw loose as we say in English, quite literally.
And by the way, the druzy sect
comes from him. The druzy sect considers a hack him to be God on earth.
And hack him is a law on this earth. He is the head of the Waltons, we get to this magnet over here. So the doozies their whole religion is founded from the time of a hacking Family Law. So all of them they caught from their hacking. It is said sometimes you would, and I can tell you some disgusting stories, whatnot. Let's leave that but he seems to have had a screw loose, quite literally, some of the most bizarre things he would tell his people to do. And then one day he sat on a donkey and walked out of the city. Nobody ever saw him again. That's how he his rule came to an end. people feared him people loathe him, he had some screw loose. One day he literally sat on a donkey and just
walked out. And nobody ever heard from him again, nobody knows what happened to him. And then of course, the the Rosie's have their theories of thought hidden bolted in Hollywood and whatnot. But the point being that
one of his goals may be and I don't doubt this, he seems to have been the type of guy he wanted to transfer the body of the process of Takahiro
prestige, may call her like a capital makaha like prestigious, and it is said that he attempted multiple times, to to are mentioned in some of the books, and one after another after four years. And each of these times, somehow, something happened. And, you know, a lot of xojo basically prevented this from happening. This I don't have a problem at all affirming. But the more common story, which is the story of nodine zenji. Known Athena zenji, was the precursor to select Athena up. He was the one who put Salahuddin as a governor. And after his death, Salahuddin basically took over, so nuruddin zenji was the one who facilitated the rise of Salahuddin luv, but he's before
Salahuddin, okay. And he was the first to fight the Crusaders in the manner that we now and you look back to so notice the design key it is mentioned in some books of history that he saw the process of in a dream. And the process that I'm said that Onoda, Dean Anthony saved me
from these two people. And these two people were shown to him to nudity. He woke up frightened. He prayed to look out, went back to sleep, saw the same dream, woke up again pray to God went to sleep saw the same dream. Then he realized this is a real dream. He goes to one of the visitors. And he tells the visitors what he saw the visitor said don't tell anybody else. immediately go to Medina right now and find out what is happening. So he goes to Medina and he throws a big feast and he says everybody gets a gift, bring everybody from the city. And he sees in the crowd, every one of them he doesn't recognize. He says anybody left there must be some people. So he is told there are two
righteous for judge from Margaret, Morocco. Nothing against the Moroccan brothers here is just that's what the books say, right to righteous brothers from Morocco, from the Muslim. And they are so Hyderabad. They are fasting they are they cut away from society. They don't come to these functions. They're religious people. They're good people. So they said no, bring them to me. So when he comes, he recognizes them from the dream. So he says, What is your story? They say we are Moroccan who judge. We are Morocco, from the Muslim, we were living here. And we want to stay close to the Prophet system and do a bother. So he said, Tell me your story. They said this is our story.
So he said hold them. And he went to their house. And he looked around and he picked up something. And lo and behold, there was some some tunnel that was leading in. And it was close to the cover of the process. And when he saw this, he went back he
got the story from them that they were in fact, Christians who pretended to be Muslims. And they were paid by the Crusaders to get the body of the process in them. And so new to Dean obviously had them executed. And it is said he built a copper moat around the power of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Now, it's a great story. It's commonly told, it's found in many medieval classical works. However,
I just can't believe it. And I have done my research and I've asked enough people, and it doesn't seem to be true. It seems to be one of those things that is invented by later people to prop up the guy that they like. It's just too bizarre. And the fact of the matter is that this is rumored to have been occurred at 557. Ah, because that's what it would have been was there. yet. The first references in the books of history are 200 and something years after this.
And there were books of history at that time being written. So the first reference is in a book of history. I'm not going to mention here 772
is mentioned 230 years after this particular incident and also
One of the main people in charge of the sanctuary of the process that comes up and cleaning it and whatnot. And I asked him, because obviously if it is there, then you will know it is there. And he said, this is, this is a lie, there is no moat made out of copper around the cover of the Prophet So, so them. And frankly, it is a bizarre story. It does not make any sense and Allah knows best I cannot. It doesn't seem to have happened, it does not seem to have happen. In any case. Other incidents that are of interest that we should know, in the year 654, Hydra 6541 of the lamp keepers of the prophets of the masjid, went inside to put oil into the lamp. And unfortunately, he had an
accident and the oil lit up. And it caught fire caught fire to a curtain and the curtain went to another curtain went to the pillar. And this proved to be one of the most disastrous fires in the history of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam his Masjid, it caused the whole Masjid to burn down
and the roof to collapse on to the structure of the disease. So this is called the big fire the great fire and there were two great fires, this is the first of them are going to come to the Great Fire of Medina. And another tragedy as well occurred and that is the original must have have earthman was destroyed in this fire.
The original Mazel Tov of Earth man because everything was burnt. There was one mistake by one person and that Allah Allah had willed it, nothing could have been done. Right. One of the oil keepers messed up and the entire and I feel sorry for that guy. Can you imagine for the rest of his life that was a doubler. I mean, it's a very big tragedy for him. But the entire mustard was destroyed. But a lot protected the cover,
even though it was charred and burnt the around it. But obviously the room was protected. A lot protected the carpet and I haven't we haven't, we should have no doubt that a law will protect the club. There's a sanctuary there, there's no doubt the whole structure was burnt, collapsed onto the the the original structure. Now.
The roof, as we said collapsed onto that structure. And they wrote to the halifa. It was now the herbicides and the halifa is an Masdar cymbala. So they write to him in Baghdad, what do we do? Now? This is the cover. Nobody has been inside the cover since the time of disease. Right? Five 600 years have gone by 600 years. Nobody has gone inside? What do we do? Do we destroy the structure? build another one? Do we go on top of it? And what do we do? We need the Holy father's advice. They send a letter to the halifa in Baghdad, who can tell me what's happening in Baghdad right now.
The mobile invasion, the Mongol invasion, that the town invasion, right? You have now hula kohan, surrounding Baghdad, and the next year after this great fire. But that will be no more
everybody will be killed. Over a million people massacred one of the biggest massacres before World War One in human history. One of the biggest massacres takes place right now. Right? halifa is way too busy to worry about what's happening in Medina, he's about to lose his life in a year, he doesn't know that, of course, no response comes back. The people don't know what to do. And so they decide, you know what, we'll leave it as it is, and just build the machine around it.
Out of respect to the cover, they didn't touch it, including the stuff that fell onto it just who's gonna get on top, who's gonna. So this is the respect they have for the public. So they just leave it be. And they just build a Masjid.
Around the corner. Obviously, when they get to it, they'll, they'll have beams that will have the roof. But nobody is going to touch the structure that was built by Omar Abdullah Aziz, the Pentek, the pentagonal structure, we should say nobody touches that nobody goes inside, because they just don't. So even though things fell inside, who's gonna go inside, we don't have permission. And so they let it be. What happens is that
the Mongols raped by my dad completely, it was the biggest tragedy in my humble opinion, politically speaking after the death of the process of them and then the fate of Abu Bakar and whatnot. The biggest tragedy the oma has ever seen is the rape above that and that is a topic. I have always been planning to do that one of these days. I'll have one of those seminars I do on the rape of that which is the turning point. The oma is rising, rising, rising, rising, it's as if nothing can stop it. Then Allah sends a race we have never heard of and that race condition
The halts the oma, the oma completely comes crashing down. and Europe begins to rise rise rise rise takes 500 years. But eventually Europe is far advanced, and then call us as a matter of time before they get rid of the Ottoman Empire. So is the rape of Baghdad that begins the is the beginning of the end. In any case, the Mongols continue going down. They continue going towards Egypt, until finally when it appears they're going to take over the whole Muslim world. who stops them, where are historians here? Who stops them?
chinggis Khan stops them.
Genghis Khan stops Genghis Khan.
Va herbivorous Yes. a va Hill by bus stops them. Where does he stop them?
What's it called? The Battle of angels, the Battle of angels, the Battle of angels, right? This is where everything changes. And we discover the Mongols are actually human Mashallah diabolical. And that's when the Muslims start regaining. And so have I had a boss now that he's in charge, something has to be done. He's the one who finances the rebuilding of the master. So for a few years, it remains in his charge state, then there's no money because it takes a lot of money. But there is no government about that government has been completely destroyed. So avoid Bay, but us rebuilds the masjid. And he decides for the time being, you know what, this is a structure that is not in good
condition. Let's just cover it up. So he builds for the first time, a large square around the house of the process of sound familiar?
That large square
is what is still the square.
That square that he builds in the year 678. Is the square that we now see the no it's not the grill but the grill but the foundation. That area is the area that VA hub babe Ross basically put aside that this is now the square and he built a dome on top of the grave for the first time.
There was no dome ever in the history of Islam until 678. And it was a wooden dome. And that structure remained for 200 years until the second big fire took place. And the second big fire took place in the year 886 hijra the year 886 Hydro and this is a very interesting fire that corresponds to 1481 ct by the way 1481
So to put things into perspective, Columbus has not yet discovered America, the Andalus are still the Muslims are still under lose 10 years are left right to put things into perspective.
You know the Ottomans are not fully The mamluks are mainly in power right now. So in 1481 ce II when the oven of Salatin Isha goes up to give his event and it is a dark and stormy night and it is raining. Lo and behold, a bolt of lightning comes from the skies and strikes, the minarets and the minaret comes crashing down, killing them within.
And a fire begins on the roof of the masjid.
And once again, 200 years later, the entire Masjid is up in flames. And it is said all the people of Medina rushed to the masjid to because there is no fire department there, you're going to take your buckets of water you're going to do everybody rushed to help preserve whatever was possible to preserve. And basically the whole Masjid had to be rebuilt. And so mum Luke's will turn it by. These are all somewhat bizarre names because they're not Arab. They're actually
clip jacks. They're a type of Turks, ancient Turks, IP jack Turks, not even modern Turks. This is like the other certifications, there are different types. So Showtime it by was his name the mum Newcastleton pay to buy order to complete rebuilding of the masjid from scratch again. And he said we're going to go and clean in the mess from the fire 200 years ago, can you imagine that had not been touched,
and the greatest scholar alive was chosen. And his name was a sim hoody, who died 911 H 911. h a sim hoody and has some hoody later on wrote many books of history, including a series of the process in which is one of the most interesting series as well as a rotor volume a two three volumes about the Sierra and so as some hoody was chosen to go inside to the very inner chambers, and make sure everything was fine, clean up
Make sure that you know that that the original structure we're going to start with the disease could still be maintained. And so after five 600 years of nobody know, sorry,
more than that 700 years after nobody entering the public, even though some have said maybe, maybe in the second or third century, somebody had to enter it. Because one wall might have collapsed there is one of these stories is one of the books of history. So maybe somebody had entered into the second third century that one of the walls collapse, they rebuilt it. But for sure, five centuries, at least, assemble who the cleans up the roof, he cleans up everything, he describes the pentagonal structure, he actually goes in from a bottom Now, obviously, they didn't build a door. But there was a way to go in, I don't know how he didn't describe how maybe there was one brick or something I
don't know, does not describe. So he says from the very back entrance, he entered the sacred chamber, the first human in 500 years, and the last human for the last 600 years to have entered the sacred. And he describes it in such emotional, vivid detail he's writing in the first person. And this is a very amazing description that will I wish I could do all of it. But already look at the time now is the model that I have some let me just I just translated this to the one paragraph that as I entered the blessitt room from its rear from the back, and I did not go any further, he did not walk inside, he stopped right there out of respect. He did not go inside. Like he's just at the tip
of the door. He said, I detected a fragrance, the likes of which I have never smelled before.
This is no doubt about you expect other than there will be an aura, a spirituality, something I mean, how can you possibly deny this? And anybody who denies this? I actually feel sorry for them? Well, like what do you expect this is the abode of the process of them. You don't think that the angels are going to be there, you don't think there's going to be Baraka, there's going to be something says I smelled the fragrance, I have never smelled anything like it. And he said, I stood there as long as I could. He's not going to move it out of respect, giving salaams to the best of all profits, and then to the closest of his two companions, and I made as many hours as I could, and
it's very poetic language. I translated it very quickly into English. And he's described the room I saw that the room was flat now. So no longer can the graves be seen. Right. Now the graves have now kind of
gone in settled, right? Except for one mount in the back that I assumed was the mount of Omar still was a little bit up the mount of Roma was a stillbirth. And I felt the sand in the ground, picked up a piece. And it was moist. Vanilla was moist, as if it was fresh, and it was gravel. It was gravel, by the way. It is mentioned in Soho Bahati that cost him a bin Mohammed Ibn Abu Bakar.
It'll cost me Mohammed a worker visited Artesia when she was still living there. And she said, Oh, my mother, let me see the cover of the Prophet system. So our issue isn't Buhari lifted the curtain up. Now she would never lift the curtain for a non Muharram. But of course him is,
it's her nephew, Al Qasim, even Mohammed Abu Bakar. So she lifted the curtain. And he said I saw three graves. Neither were they raised, nor were they flat.
There's not raised on the ground, nor are they flat, just mounds and reddish gravel on them.
And another, we also have in a book of history as well, that one I'm going to blog, even Abdelaziz we're rebuilding the graves, one of the people there that was building, and they chose scholars to take charge of this set that I saw the graves of Abu Bakar, the process of how they were raised four fingers from the ground.
So it's just a little bit of a mount and all three, that's all there is no stone, nothing, just mound raised up by the time of some hoody, which is 890 something 880 something 886 those covers have now become flat. And he says that to get to the cupboard, I had to go down at least three arm's length from the so this also makes sense that the chambers are now settled down. Things are going down now, as we would expect, and civilization as you know, even archaeologists know this will go higher and higher. So in order when he got in, he's going down, down down a little bit. So it appears that the inner chambers are now
below the level outside. And it was at this time that the wooden structure that avahi Weber's had built was converted into a metallic structure. So the wooden Square was converted to a metallic one. And check this out guys, this exact structure built in 886, h corresponding to 1481. c is what we see today as the green as the green latches, that green lattice that all of us see how old is it 600 years old, 600 years old, goes back to 1481.
And we're now in 2015. And it was built by Sultan height by by by it by that's his name. So Time flies by of the mamluks. And he converted the wooden dome on top, which was built by avoid Bay bought us for the first time he converted to a proper dome made out of the cement of his I'm not our cement, but whatever they had their better structure. And that dome was modified until we have what we have today. So that dome, which we have today was really built by fight by. And the original structure is still there. But of course, they've made some additions and some lattices have been put on top, but the suit on tight buys structure is what is the dome over there. And initially, by the
way, the dome was a metallic in color. And they liked this because the sun reflected off it seemed bright. And then they painted a different colors throughout its hundreds and hundreds of years. It was sometimes called the blue dome, because it was painted blue. It was also painted white. And then in the reign of salt on my mood around 1253 h which is 1837. See, literally 150 years ago, under 60 years ago, it was for the very first time painted green. So the green color only goes back 150 years. It's not that much longer. Right. And of course since that time, it goes on and on. And one final thing before I show you some slides and then we're done.
The practice of hanging a curtain around the grave. This goes back to the earliest of times, it was first done in the early Ibis at time not the only is amaze had the pentagonal structure in the domain as if we were alive we would see the pentagonal structure we would see the the what the guys had built in the bus the time they decided to cover it up with a beautiful setup like the camera has laid off. And the first person to do this was the mother of how donor Rashid she gifted some beautiful embroidery and silk and whatnot to cover the walls of the Prophet systems upper and then it became a custom and habit. And so there's a long history of that until finally in our times,
those of us who go in our Umrah package, you know this, we visit the kiswa factory of the Kaaba and the kiss were factory of the cab also produces
the laugh of the cover of the profit so seldom and it is changed once every 10 years. Once every 10 years they change that they laugh not every year and that they laugh What does it cover? If we can go to the slide now, if we can go to the slide now. Okay.
Okay, wait. So, this is the this is the outer wall of who built this Who can tell me
buy to buy in 886 so this is 886 and obviously they were talking about these. Now these pillars have obviously been built later on. Okay, these pillars are supporting the modern machine, but they retained the original lattice of bytes by of course has been painted in its own colors. And this is the door that is used to this day to enter the outer abode of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the outer cover as for the inner cover, nobody has ever been there for the last 650 years. Nobody has access to it. There are no doors to get in. There are no keys and nobody should go into it. Okay, so there are people that have the keys to this door.
And when you go inside, this is what you see. This is a picture from inside
the inner chambers. And here is where we give Salam from
we on the outside. This is where we give Salam from you look inside. This is what you will see. You will see the elaphe that is all you can see anybody who sees anything else it is a figment of your imagination. Okay, this is all you can see. There is no cover to see. There is no house to see. All you see is
what is going on.
all you see is this radar, that's all that you can see my thing is gone.
Okay, you cannot see my, my pointer. In any case, you see what I'm pointing here. Now.
When you enter from here, when you enter from here, this only takes you to the outer chambers, basically this outer chamber, who gets to go to this outer chamber?
The people who change their curtain very good, who else?
The cleaners once every few months cleaners that go in. And by the way, these cleaners are not just cleaners, they are students of knowledge scholars, there are people that are chosen by there's a committee I met, one of the members of that committee had a long conversation with him and got a lot of information from him about this. These are people that are like, not just hired workers. These are people that are Rhoda and people and they go once in a while and they clean the entertain who else goes inside? Well, this is how the reality works. politicians and kings,
kings and the guests of the kings, that when the president of a country comes Muslim country
vvips not just any dignitary, so they are given access to this hallway in front of you. This is where they go. So and if you look at it, they're literally just three feet ahead of us. It's not that much of a difference, right? They are not nobody will go into this. That's it that is beyond going into. Okay, so they will just go into this enter, just behind the grill. That's it. And we are giving ourselves from behind the grill. Okay, one final slide. This is the most complicated slide. This is the most detailed map that I could find of the inner chambers of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And here
that's what I tried to do for so long, it's not possible. Here we have the cover of the processor abubaker rumor number four is where it is alleged Isa will come either here or there alleged we do not know. Okay, now, this is the original House of Arusha either protected by or replaced by the thick black cubes built by Omar bin Abdulaziz. Okay. This as well is the pentagonal structure built by Omar Ibn Abdul Aziz okay. And this was what was there for the longest time as we said over 500 years.
This wall was originally built by a VA headed by us this was the wall that was built by a VA hit a bay buttress.
The square wall you see this square wall, right? This large wall was originally built by Ba ba ba ba with wood, but then the fire took place when the fire took place. Then he built it by not him but it by built it in the metal. And so this metal is what we see. And this metal structure is still standing to this day. Now this metal structure includes within it the area for the house of Fatima as well. So Fatima's house is included. And it is said that you still see a mirage that was built in the time of the omo omo omo omo Yun This is not the original Of course Fatima did not have a merabh but it is said that the oma he has built a merabh it is still over there. Allah knows best I haven't
been inside and Allah knows but it said is still over. This is the house of Fatima it is inside the structure behind this is the res platform that you see behind this is the rays platform Okay, that you will find people there inside this is Fatima's place house. And then of course ahead of that is the pentagonal structure. Now what is this around here? So when when piped by rebuilt the entire house from it I to buy in the eight, eight hundreds, he built a large wall around the pentagonal structure because the pentagonal structure had been harmed by the fire. So he built a wall to protect it from the fire and to fortify it and to put the curtains on it. So it is said that the
curtains basically are hanging from this wall. The curtains are hanging from this wall, which is a wall outside of the pentagonal structure outside of the house of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam and of course, this is the Rhoda over here. And of course when we give the salam to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam we the men we go and give Salaam from 1819 and 20 over here.
You see that this is where we walk by, and we give the salams. This is facing the Prophet says, Adam, this is facing workers to deal this is facing top. And there are at least there's at least 10 feet, if not more, between us and the Prophet sallallahu, alayhi wasallam. As we stand here, and those who are inside, there's probably around six feet as well. So there's not that much difference.
Where do they enter from? So the door that I showed you is this door over here,
the door that I showed you is this door over here, okay? This is the door that people enter from in the back, there's a door that people enter from in the back, and you can then enter the house, the the outer sanctuary. And this is the only place you can go, nobody has been inside, you see, if you look as well. If you look as well, you see this, this round structure over here, you see these dots, this is the outline of the green dome on top. This is the outline of the green dome on top, that is the outline over there. And this used to be a part of the rolled up this area. But of course, with kites by and by barrus expanding to include all of this. So there's an area of the road law that is
not accessible anymore. And so many things happen over here. And that is why if you go over here, and if you took the guided tour that some of our brothers did in Medina, they showed you some of these pillars, these are some of the great pillars of history, that things happened over here. Why is it over here, because there is a good space between the house of the process of them and these pillars, and because of the fires and because of the expansion. The older This used to be the older and the time of the oma years or older has now simply been taken up by this space. And so much history also took place over here, but we cannot see it. But what we do see are the pillars that
used to exist in the time of the Prophet solace, and them those same pillars, of course, not the exact same pillar, but the place of the pillars, they are called various names. So for example, we have the
the the pillar of food, the pillar of the tying up the Toba where abou Baba ties himself up all of this, you can find it in and you find it if you look carefully, you will actually see it, the names over there. In any case, our time has gone. But inshallah I hope that this was unique, it was very different. I don't think anybody has explained this as far as I know, in this manner. So inshallah, without a doubt you have benefited from this. And then in fact, we will continue our Syrah with the election of ibaka and whatnot, next week in sha Allah to Allah. And then after that, we'll continue with the mothers of the believers. Any quick questions before? Before we conclude? Because I know
this was a unique topic, quick questions, yes.
Nobody would change the position of the body of the Profit System out of respect. That's where he passed away. That is where he's going to be. So the utmost respect is given. And because there's no leader, so the one who would be leading them would pretend as if he is the one taking charge, and nobody is in charge right now. And so because of this, there was no alternative other than to just have everybody pray.
individually. One by one is good.
The green What?
Remember how when was it made? When was it done?
It was blue once upon a time before that, before that it was white. Before that it was metallic. It's gone through five different colors.
No, there's no religious significance to the green at all. Yes.
So if you go from the backside behind,
that's not that old.
And the left, the Grail is on the left hand side? Yes, definitely. Much more history is taking place there. But the main hub of the Profit System is the same. That has not changed. And so all of that area is where all of these incident was talking about took place. Okay, Yes, in the back, go ahead.
The women are typically given maybe three or four rows for the older. So you have to go right to the very front of the women's section, and you're given some of the rows over there of the robot.
No, no this this this is not the map of the road that this is the map of the of the processor. There is I can't show you here. This is not the map of the road. This is a map of the cover of the profits assembly doesn't show you the road at all. I have to give you another map for that. Okay.
This is another history story altogether. He's he is a slave who became the halifa Mashallah Tabata kala, literally he was a slave from the Russian states, from Stark Asia, up north. And this is another chapter of history and he became the halifa of the Muslims. So fun by barrus. And he was the one who built the mischief is quite there was another hand raised. There was another Henry Ford. Same question, final question, then we're done Bismillah
The Prophet system was not ever disrobed. They did not disrobe him Ayesha explicitly said
On top of that, they put three, so Julio three, so Julio garments,
yeah, on top of your clothes. inshallah, with that we conclude for today and we'll see you next Wednesday, inshallah.