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Seerah – 12 Declaration of Prophethood
Channel: Yasir Qadhi
Series: Yasir Qadhi - Seerah
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Shaykh Yasir Qadhi picks the next topic in the Seerah to be that of the series of events that enable the declaration of Prophethood.
The stages of dawah are five, each is a legitimate stage for any muslim community. What are they? We get suitable answers.
How did the idol worshippers oppose this message of the Dawah of the Prophet ﷺ? There were many ways that were adopted by the people to achieve their means. Listen intently and understand how these methods influence one in the day to day lives too.
The entire story of Abu Talib intertwined with the Prophet ﷺ quest for propagation of Islam is an interesting listen with numerous facts and information coming to the fore. It shows the ultimate test of trials and tribulations on the part of both Abu Talib RA and Prophet ﷺ and how their relationship saw different turns because of this.
Why did not Allah make Abu Talib heart turn towards Islam even though the love of the Prophet ﷺ for his uncle was never a hidden thing. What was Allah’s wisdom behind this? Shaykh Yasir provides answers.
Next up for discussion are the uncles of the Prophet ﷺ and how each one is different from the other. Four people, all sons of the same father, and all uncles of the greatest to live. All of this goes to show that our fathers and uncles and sons will not help us. This is the basic message the Prophet ﷺ said, “Nobody can help you against the punishment of Allah – you must save yourself”.
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Alhamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah he was early he was actually he woman was murdered.
Last week we had discussed
the beginnings of the prophetic Dawa. And some of the early converts, they went into a long detailed tangent of nebby and rasuna, which inshallah was beneficial and useful. And we decided and we clarified the meaning of nebby and bassoon. And we said that our Prophet system was both a nebby and a lawsuit. Now one point that we mentioned in passing last week and now we're going to continue inshallah with this week is that this dollar was a a lot of people call it a secret dialer, but this is not a good word to use, the better word to use, it was a private dialogue. What is the difference between secret and private secret means nobody knew about it. Private means you kept it to yourself,
but people it was an open secret. Our Profit System did not do secret dour, his dark when he started preaching Islam. rumors spread that he was preaching a new theology that people heard about it. And this is proven in the story of Amitabh Nava, who was in Yemen. We said we said a story last week that he came from Yemen because rumors had reached him that a new Prophet, or a new message was being preached, and he's in Yemen. And when he goes all the way to Mecca, the prophet system says, Don't accept Islam. Now, it's too early. And this shows that at this time, the prophet system was not preaching to anybody outside of Makkah, because he went in stages. Initially, the the preaching
is only to the people in Mecca. So much so that when it comes, the president says not now later, go back to your country, when you hear that I have become victorious, then come back to me. Now, this is very important, because it shows that even in this stage, the profit systems data was known. But he didn't make it public. It was private. What does it mean private? He went to his friends, he went to those whom he trusted, he did not go stand up in public and say, oh, gosh, I am a prophet of Allah. And because he didn't go public, there could be no public opposition, how can you oppose him, he's not doing anything public. And therefore, for three years, some reports say for but the proper
corrective initial for three years, the first three years of the Dharma, the prophet system did not preach to the masses. He didn't preach to the pilgrims. He didn't preach to the visitors of Makkah. He didn't preach even to his own relatives whom he thought would not accept Islam. So Abu lahab, for example, was not approached. Abu lahab was not approached his distant relatives, Abu Jihad and others were not approached, because he has a feeling that these people will mock and ridicule him, not now. So for three years, the Dawa is private, Abu lahab hears Abuja hears, but what can they do, because he's not doing anything to them. He's not interfering with the trade of mcca. He's not
standing in front of the camera saying anything, so they don't do anything to him. And therefore, in these three years, the Dow will have the Profit System did not face any public opposition. And in this, of course, is the whole point and wisdom. Why for three years was that that were private, many reasons, first and foremost, because this private dour did not result in any confrontation between the Muslims and the courage, no torture, no ridicule nothing. Why? Because there's no threat. because things are undercover if somebody converts to Islam, he's not making a public announcement. He's simply minding his own business, and not getting involved with the society at a religious
level. And therefore, for these first three years, there's no ridicule, no torture, no either nothing. For these three years. The Muslims are being taught to their religion, without any persecution, they need to know their faith. They're concentrating on the teachings of Islam, they're not worried about the torture, the politics. In fact, this is what prepared them to face the torture later on. This is what gave them the spiritual boost, they needed to be prepared for what was happening later on. And this also shows that in some circumstances, it is permissible to give that we're in private if the political climate is one of fear. If the political climate is one of
tension, then you don't have to go public about your data. Now, what is the difference between private and secret? We are not secretive. But you don't have to stand in front of everybody and proclaim the message of Islam, for example, in communist Russia in the 90s in the 80s, and the 70s. Right, in places in China, there's still religious persecution 100 in Latin America, we don't have this but in many lands, if you proclaim you are something other than the official faith, you will be persecuted. Right? And there are many cases in the 20s and 30s, especially when communism took over that they will literally kill people for claiming to be Muslim.
Our religion does not demand that we do this, stay private, then keep a low key. You don't have to cause interference. Just mind your own business, give your own data. If somebody comes now you cannot hide the truth. He wants to know what is Islam is a potential convert. You cannot hide the truth you preach to them what is Islam, but you don't have to go public if there is a fear of persecution.
Also, notice we already said this last week, notice that every single convert in this stage becomes a leader becomes a mover and shaker. Unlike some of the later converts, we don't even know the names of most of the Sahaba. By the way, right? The Sahaba are more than 100,000 more than 100,000 of those, we only have the names of around 5000. That's it. So the bulk of the Sahaba, we don't even know their names. Why? Because they just performed a hedge with the process of them. They went when one of us were and that's it. So the names are not recorded. The names of those that are recorded are few. And of those the bulk of them, we only have one or two incidents, it is really only a
handful 20 3040 100 or so that we have life stories about right. And each and every one of these, most of them with the early converts, or of the unsolved the early unsolved. And this shows that every single person who converted at this early stage, their Eman was so powerful that they went on to play a significant role in early Islam. Also notice that in the first three years, apart from the six or seven that I mentioned last week, Abu Bakar and saddam who cause returns obeyed under America. Now, apart from those few, the bulk of the converts were actually from the lower class. There were a few that were from the elite. And I mentioned their names Abu Bakar. And you can even
say they've inherited because he was adopted by the process of them. So his lineage even though it was not called Archie, he was considered of the elite because he was adopted, quote unquote, native and Mohammed they called him but these were six or seven, the bulk of the Sahaba personified by Ahmadi vinyasa and the acid and Samia and I've done it now. And of course, benign, and
kebab did not have all of these have the Sahaba were of the lower class. And this is the general rule. It is so much of a general rule that heraclius the emperor of Rome, the first time the processor wrote him a letter, he wanted to find out what is this religion? So he quizzed Abu sufian 10 questions which I went over, I think, in the past, in which I'll go over it again, one of those questions. Who are his converts? Are they the rich and powerful? Or are they the weak and the downtrodden. And it was soufiane said, well, the bulk of his Congress are the weak and the lower class. And heraclius explained that he said, this is the sign of a true faith, that the first people
who accept it are the weak and the lower class, because it doesn't appeal to the rich. It doesn't appeal to the oligarchs, it doesn't appeal to the elite, because they're gonna have to give up their privileges. They're gonna have to give up their status. Whereas the poor, this is a message that they accept and understand because they know it is the truth. And also because when you're rich and powerful, you have more to lose when you change status quo, right? When you're rich and powerful, you want things to remain as they are. Whereas when you're weak and you're disenfranchised, then it is easier to see the truth, you don't have that much to lose. And of course Allah mentions this in
the Quran, that even the earliest prophets woman aka let's have a woman or aka Tabak, la Latina whom Allah didn't about your body, the people of hood they said, We only find your followers to be the Bedouins or the people who take care of the sheep. This is the your followers. And Allah subhanho wa Taala mentions even the people of Moosa, the Jews of Bani Israel. They were persecuted in Egypt and they were the lower class of Egypt. But in the beginning, they're the lower class and in the end, they always end up to be the victors. As Allah says, What if nelco melodien account will you stop our funa Masada currently Omar audibility Baraka fear that the people who were persecuted the many
Israelis in this case, eventually they became the leaders and they inherited the land, even though they were the ones who were persecuted before. So in this early stage of Dawa, what was the wisdom once again, no persecution, make Eman strong, allow the Brotherhood to form each and every one of these Coronavirus becomes a role model and many other blessings along with that. As we already already mentioned, it seems there's no authentic narration but it seems that at this early stage salah and will do will be legislated. And this is something that even logically makes sense that from the very beginning there was solar and there was we'll do gibreel came down and he taught the
process on how to do will do and he taught him how to pray.
At this stage prayer was voluntary, not obligatory, and it was made obligatory in Israel marriage. And that's why when Allah told him to pray, he didn't need to be taught how to pray, because you already knew how to pray. When Allah told him, You have to pray five times a day, he didn't need to be taught at that stage. But at that stage, it became legislated. Also, in this early stage prayer was only to the gods, there were no theater gods were photocard, all of the prayers were to the God. And this is where I she says in a hadith in Sahih Bukhari so to summarize before we move on, and this is an interesting summary, that you should memorize or write down the stages of death of the
Prophet system, the stages of the stages of Dawa are five
stages of Dawa, or five, and each of these stages is a legitimate stage for any Muslim community in the world, depending on their circumstance. However we are, we choose which stage to be the first stage is the private dour, the private that will means you don't have to confront the public, let the public status quo remain, you're too weak, or the political climate is too difficult, private, that will means you don't have to become a martyr. In our religion. It's a very pragmatic religion, it's a very realistic religion, you don't have to go kill yourself, if you're not going to get anything. If the community is gonna kill you persecute you just be a Muslim in your private life,
private Tao, the process of Judah for three years. The second stage, the second stage of Dawa public data with no military commandments, it's just preaching with the tongue.
And this was the bulk of the prophets life 10 or 11 years of Mecca,
preaching with the tongue, and no military confrontation. And even if they kill you, you can't do anything back. Because now as you're not capable of doing anything, you just have to bear in patience. And these are the commandments of patience in the Koran, the commandment of if they do something, turn away, leave the johannine don't engage with them, you just give your Dharma and this was 10 years of data. And of these 10 the last six or seven were extremely difficult to the extent of multiple assassination attempts, as we're going to talk about a Sharla today and next few weeks in sha Allah with either the first three, four years were difficult, but then they became even more
and more difficult. And this led to the immigration to Abyssinia. This led to thought if this led to the year of sorrow, this led to the boycott. All of this is shallow, we will discuss throughout all of these 10 years, no physical confrontation, even if they kill one of yours, there's nothing you can do, you don't kill back one of theirs. And this is the peaceful Dawa through the tongue. That's the second stage, the third stage
that will with the tongue along with physical fighting to one group only, or to a particular group. And this happened for the first six years after the hijra that the Muslims fought only the Quraysh of Makkah, they did not fight any other tribe, because the other tribes had nothing to do with them. And so the Muslims had military battles only with the courage or if anybody allied with the Croatian attacked them, then of course, the Muslims have to attack back. Right. So this is the third stage of our open data, along with military confrontation to a specific enemy. The fourth stage of Dawa was
opened our to all with is
unlike when they were in Makkah, they couldn't do anything. But the fourth stage, you attack if only you need to in defense. Whereas in the second stage, you didn't even attack because meaning you didn't have any type of attack against them retaliatory attack. If somebody kills one of yours, there's nothing you can do back because you are persecuted. The fourth stage you have political power, but you don't utilize it for military
accomplishments for military endeavors, unless you do so for defense. And this happened in the Medina on stage after the Treaty of Abia until the conquest of Makkah, what was the Treaty of Arabia, remember the condition one of the conditions was no fighting. And the process of said okay, no fighting. So there was no fighting, even though he had the power. And he had the army, and he had the resources, but the political climate dictated no fighting. And that was what was best. So they said fine, no fighting. And we'll talk about that when we get there. That was one of the biggest victories of Islam, no fighting, and Allah revealed enough at the Hannah laka Fatah movie now we've
given you the biggest victory. And Omar didn't understand we'll get to that later. He said, How is this a victory? We have lost? How is this a victory? And Allah told them this is a victory and they saw with their own eyes and we're going to come to that later on. And the fifth and final stage was opened our eyes
Along with physical confrontation to anybody who opposes Islam, and this was the stage that the Prophet cism passed away upon, that he was sending out not only delegations, but armies he was sending, he was sending with some aliens aid right to the Romans, he was sending all these armies, and the Sahaba continued along the fifth stage. And that is why they conquered Persia. And they conquered most of the Roman Empire, they took over Damascus and Syria and fell asleep, and Egypt and North Africa, and the Omega to continue this, and they conquer Uzbekistan and Tajikistan and Afghanistan. And they conquer what is now Pakistan in parts of India. And they went all the way to
China. And then finally, in the mid stage of the buses, they decided to go back to the fourth stage, and that is open to all and stop the fighting, stop the fighting unless there's a need to and for the bulk of the oma, when we had enough, we no longer have one for the bulk of the armor, the armor was upon basically the fourth stage, which is open to our to all, and we only fight if there is a need to. And this clearly shows that military conquest is not a part of Islam, it is a possible part that the armor utilized when it wanted to, and when it needed to. The main thing is to preach the message. And you utilize what is the best way possible. And historically speaking, our own mind has
utilized all of these ways. And therefore in our times, there's no question that militarily This is not any time we can do anything, especially as minorities in many lands. This is the time we talk about public data, without any confrontation, where we preach our message. And those groups that are violent, those groups that are talking about these things, we say no, this is not the way of our religion. Our Prophet system showed us the clear way. And his methodology is the best methodology, and his Sierra is the best serum. So these are the five stages of Dawa, that the Prophet system underwent, and every community throughout the world, its leaders, its roadmap can see which of these
five is best for that community. Which of these five is the best for that community. And each of these is a legitimate means of our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So we now move on to the second stage of those five stages of Dawa and that is open preaching, without any conflict open without any military, of course, there's conflict, there's going to be persecution, but without any public conflict from from the Prophet system sides, open preaching without any command for warfare, this open preaching, it took place three years after Kroc came down.
And Allah revealed a number of verses, to command him to preach publicly. Two of them are the most important. Two of them were the ones that the Profit System realized this means I need to go public. The first of these is certain hedges verse 994, certain hedges verse 94, where Allah says, false that demon to modal
machinery Khadija Helen, first that'd be much more is that means to publicly proclaim. It means to come forth and be clear, don't hide anymore. Don't be private, go forth brazenly and proclaim, be more, talk more what we have commanded you to what our advantage, our healing, and turn away from the ignorant people ignore what they're going to do to you. So the process of understood this is a command to go public. And then a verse came out which was even more explicit. And this is the commonly verse, the verse that is commonly associated with the public Dawa that is suited to SRA. Verse 214. So that they're sure our first 214 where Allah says, one that I shared article a
Caribbean and warn your close relatives, warn your close family and asherah here, of course, it applies not only to his uncles and aunts, it applies to the kurush because that is His asherah His Ashura the courage all of the people of MCC are his tribe, warn your fellow tribes in the basically, right? And Ashura doesn't just mean family, it means your kith and kin. And that basically means the tribe. So when this verse came down the process and realized that he needed to go public. Now, looking at the source books of Sierra, it appears that he did this in two stages. The first stage, he went public, to the Ubuntu Hashem only. That is his immediate tribe. Remember, and this is
something go back to lineage and email and sap or NASA. Remember, I've said this many times, the people of Mecca, we're all one tribe, the kurush. And within the courage, they were at least six or seven major tribes of them are the Banu Hashim of the metabolic zoom of them, or the banner of the dove and all of these different sub tribes, right? And the battle omega, all of these different sub tribes are of course related by great great grandfather, three or four or five generations, none of them go back more than that, right four or five generations back, all of them come to the same level.
lineage. So all of them know each other's nessip and lineage, they've memorized it, they know each other exactly how each one is related. So the Prophet system first invited his immediate tribe, and that is the sons of Hashem, and abdomen, F. And this is, of course, his immediate uncles and aunts, his immediate bundle of the brainwashing, we call it and he invited them, it is set to his own house. And he told me Have you thought it was at that time a young boy, he told him to prepare a little bit of food and broth, some soup and a little bit of food. And they didn't have that much, they only had one leg of lamb. But he invited over 40 of their adults, over 40 of the adults came.
And the Prophet system was the first to eat and he blessed it. And the the reporter or the narrator says that even though the food was in one plate, all 40 of them ate to their fill, as if they ate the entire plate themselves. This is one of the first miracles that is happening. And they drank from the soup that was in one cup, as if this was their only cup, and they all drank from it to their fill. And
Abu lahab sensed that something was going to happen. So Abu lahab was scared that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam would make public what was now private. So before they finished eating, he stood up. And he gave an excuse. And he said he needs to go back. And he will basically adjourn the meeting or not even a meeting he has to go home. And of course I will have is one of the seniors, he's one of the elders, and he has an immediate uncle. So when he leaves, it kind of destroys the aura that was being created, that something is going to happen now. And so when he gave an excuse, a number of others give an excuse, and they left the process and understood that this was
a tactical baboon. A few days later, he did the same thing. He told it to make another meal, he cooked it and he invited them again. This time before they could finish he stood up and he began preaching. And he began by praising Allah subhanho wa Taala and giving what we call hospital hajra in the hamdulillah hinomoto, who understand, and this quote, was never heard of by the arrows before. It was something that our Prophet system alone inspired him to do. And then he said, Oh, bunny Abdulmutallab, oh my fellow tribesmen. I do not know of any Arab before me who is coming to his people with a message that is better than what I am coming to you with. I'm coming to you with
something that will give you your deen and your dunya this world and the alpujarra I'm coming to you as a messenger from Allah subhana wa tada that if you leave your idolatry and you turn to Him, then Allah will give you all the good of this world and give you the agenda in the next and he went on preaching and preaching. And this was the first time that the message of Islam publicly or openly reached many of their ears before this time, Abu lahab is hearing rumors, but he's never heard his nephew preach. Before this time, other people have heard that their their nephew, or the profitsystem is preaching, but they have not been approached directly. So this was the first time
that this message was reaching them. And a Buddha became irritated at this. And he said to the prophets of the law, he said to the people around the property, he did not address the Prophet system. He said to the people around the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, that this seems to be an unworthy message. We have our ways and with the waste of our forefathers, and who does this young man think he is to come and oppose the ways of our forefathers. And he was the only one who was harsh, the rest of his uncles and aunts took the message, not that seriously, they had heard about it. And I Lee It is said in one of the source books at least stood up and said, O Messenger of
Allah, I will help you. And he was the youngest of all of them. And this is not surprising if this is true. And and and there's no surprise in either of the 11, who being this break. So at this point, the people his immediate relatives did not accept nor did they reject, because again, this is a private gathering. It's in his house of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and the only one who publicly expressed some irritation was Abu lahab. A few days later, or a few weeks later, again, we don't have an exact chronology, but soon after this, this is when the Prophet system went public to the whole city.
Now he went public to the whole city of Makkah, and this report is reported in body and it is mentioned here is the famous story that all of you know that the Prophet says Adam climbed the mountain of Safa. Now, the mountain of software is the closest mountain to the Kaaba, as you know, right. And it was, in fact much taller than it is right now. Right now, you can
says probably gone down one third of what it used to be. When people go up and down. Every time somebody goes up and down, some minuscule amount gets eroded away. This is just basic geology, basic knowledge. And also if you go up and down, up and down, the mountain is going to get eroded away. And so over the course of the last 14 centuries, Safa has gone down much more than it used to be. So for a person in Makkah to climb to the top of Safa, this was their equivalent of I have a message to tell you, nobody climbed to the top of Safa, unless there's an announcement to make. And this is well known. So the profitsystem climbed on the mountain of Safa, and he began calling the people.
Now you have to realize MCC was a how probably had 1000 people in it. That's it, small little village, and one voice crying from the top of the mountain of suffer is enough to tell the people something is going on. So when the Prophet system is calling Albany, abdol, Albany, abdomen of Albany Hashem, this is something this is basically a town hall meeting, as we would say, an old America maybe like that, right? Everybody has to come? No, this is not something that is done, except for a major event. So people stop doing what they're doing. And they come and they listen, because this is how you get the news across. And they waited for everybody to assemble. And then the
profitsystem gave that famous, we said all of us know. And he said, If I were to inform you,
he gave them the basic question, what do you know from me? How do you trust me? And they said, We know nothing but good from you. You are our son and the son of our brother, you are a nephew in the center of our what we know, have you heard any life from me? We have heard nothing but good you are I mean? And then he said, If I were to tell you that there is an army attacking, because again, he's standing on one side of Mecca, and he can see what they cannot see. So he says, hypothetically, if I were to tell you I can see an army, would you believe me? Meaning would you take action right now? Am I that trustworthy? That if I were to tell you that I see an army right now? Would you take
action and become panicked? And and and go and prepare yourselves? And this is something that otherwise you would require? You would go verify you would you would go and check. But do you trust me that much that without any verification? Just with my word, you will listen to me that there's an army? And they said, Yes, my job not equal. We never heard you ever say a lie. We never heard you say ally. And so here is when the Prophet cism said, then no, therefore, no, therefore, that I am a warner, sent by Allah to proclaim the coming of a severe punishment on the Day of Judgment, unless you turn to him and leave your idolatry. Oh, bunny, Goblin looby. Even Louis, save yourself from the
fire of hell, I will not be able to help you open your mobile app, save yourself from the fire of hell opening up demo enough opening up the mobile app. And he began with the furtherest tribe that was related to him. And he worked his way inward, closer and closer until he got to the brainwashing. And then he began mentioning his uncle's by name. Oh Hamza bin Abdullah methodic. Oh, Sophia, Binti Abdullah, and in one version of Sophia the aunt of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and then he concluded with the person who was the most dear and the most beloved to him. And he said, Oh, Fatima, Binti Mohammed. And every time he mentioned the name, the same phrases said,
you need to save yourself from the fire of hell, I cannot help you at all, this is my message to you. You need to change your lifestyles. And you need to think about the hereafter because I'm not going to benefit you. And then with Fatima, he added one phrase that he didn't add for anybody else. And that was, oh Fatima been tagged in metallic.
I can save resource provider, how I cannot save you on the Day of Judgment, except that from this world, I will give you all that I have. If you're I'm your father, you asked me anything that I have, it is yours. But in the Hereafter, I cannot save you from Allah's punishment. So when he finished this message, and it was it wasn't inspiring, it was a emotional message. It was very emotional. He's telling his people that they need to save themselves change their lifestyles. This is when the infamous incident happened, where a Buddha have stood up and he took up some standard sand and he threw it and this was meant to show vulgarity to show what is this is worth not even
worth my sand. It's not even worth this the sand that I'm throwing, and this is a sign of arrogance to throw sand at somebody and he stood up and he threw it in the direction of the Prophet system. And he said, Will they ever be left to balaka Mohammed Ali has a doubt enter that tub bollock means May you be cursed, or Mohammed and ecolodge revolution simply saying this, but this I'm narrating what a Bula have said that may you be cursed? Is this why you call this here? You wanted us to leave our whatever we were doing. And you called us here in order to do this. And this is what of course
Allah revealed in the Quran Tabitha Bella have been what tab. But as a man whom Allah who Mr. Kassab sales line out on that seller hub was brought to him by little helper, Fiji, Dr. habiru method, and that is a Tafseer of the Surah Surah tele hub that deserves its own time and place. Abu lahab was the one the first the first person to publicly oppose the message and to publicly ridiculed The message was Abu lahab. And he went a degree more than what he did a few days ago. And this he's trying to show his quote unquote bravery and manhood that in part in private, in his in the house of the process of him, he was not that rude. He was not that vulgar. But now in public, he needs to put
on this false sense of courage, this false sense of bravado if you like, this is his own nephew. And so he needs to show how much he's opposed to it. And it was because of this arrogance that Allah subhana wa Tada, responded back in that kind. And this is, of course, the Sunnah of Allah subhana wa Tada, that never has a messenger have been sent, except that he had to face a struggle against his own people, most of mankind, most of mankind do not want to change their lifestyles, it's difficult to give up what you're used to, is difficult to lead a religious life. And therefore, even the prophets or Saddam's themselves, when they come, their own families and their own peoples rejected
them. And this has been the son of a law from the very beginning of time,
of the benefits we gain here is that every single person needs to be responsible, first and foremost for his immediate family. And then for society at large. Because Allah azza wa jal revealed one did ashy erotica carabin before he revealed verses that proclaim the message to all of mankind, and we'll get to those verses in a while, initially, the prophet system is told preach to your relatives, so much so that when a Yemeni comes to him, he tells them not now go back later on. Not now, because the message the message is not for now, the message for you is for later on. So the responsibility of the dye for immediate family is much more than for anyone else. And therefore the
Profit System first called Blue Hashem. And then he made the public call to Mecca. And then a few years later, he made the public call to all of humanity.
from this point onwards, the prophets has started preaching everywhere in public venues in front of the camera. When the judge came, when visitors came to Makkah, the Prophet says, we'll be waiting for them outside of Mecca. And when the visitors came, or when the Hajaj came, he would speak to them in the marketplaces of Mina. This is when the Prophet systems that will became public. And of course, this is when the public opposition began as well. How did they oppose the message, by many ways, and inshallah today will summarize eight or nine of these ways that they oppose the message, and realize that what I mentioning today is not necessarily chronological. I'm simply summarizing,
how did these core issues and MCQ and people of Makkah, oppose the Prophet salallahu idea he was setting them in his tower? What did they do to try to prevent him?
Number one, the first thing that they did, is they tried to appeal to the highest authority of Makkah, and that is a booth audit. Now, you have to realize how did the people of Macau live in terms of political laws, there was no one ruler, out of all of Macau, they didn't have a king, they were too arrogant to appoint one person, right. And by the way, one of the signs of a civilized society is to have one ruler. This is one of the signs of a truly civilized society, right? That they have one person in charge, you need to have somebody in the top. And when you don't have that civilized society, you have a little bit of chaos, then you don't have one ruler, the people of
Makkah, did not have one ruler that was too much for them. What did they what they did have was a downward network. And that was a group of senior people, none of whom was actually in charge. But they had a say in the matter. Who are the people in this data network? Who are the people in this circle of let's see, we cannot call it senators because there's no president, but you get my point. There's a group of people who are the main leaders. They are the representatives of each of the tribes. So each of the sub tribes has a ruler. The Banu Hashim has a ruler. The bedroom of zoom has a ruler, the abdomen after the blue kilobit word they have a ruler. Each of the sub tribes has
called it a chief but it's not the chief of the cottage is the chief of that one tribe and the affairs of that one tribe will be in accordance with what the chieftain says. So the the chief of or the leader of the Banu Hashim was
Of course, Abu Talib, the leader of the Banu Hashim was Abu Talib. And it was of the ways of the Arabs, that the leader of the tribe is never deposed. He's never gotten rid of, he's never disobeyed, he's given the utmost respect. And then one of his children after him takes over that leadership. And that's why when Abdulmutallab died, then Abu Talib took charge because he was the most respected of the sons of Abdulmutallab. And so I will call him took on this leadership. So when the Prophet system started preaching, the first thing they do, they appeal to Abu Talib. And they went to him gently, and they said, or Abu Talib, this is your nephew, cursing our idols, preaching a
message that is different than our forefathers. Surely you cannot let this happen. And I will try to basically stall them. And he did not want to confrontation. And we don't know exactly what he says that he wire says that he said to them, oh lay in and he gave them some gentle words. And he had them go their way. Perhaps he promised them perhaps he did something. But he didn't take a stand either for or against. He simply sidetracked hoping that the matter would go away. Well, it didn't go away a few weeks later, they come to it again. And as more and more people are converting, as more and more of the judge go back bearing the news that there's a man in Makkah preaching a new
message, they realize that action has to be taken. And so they increase the pressure on a Bhupati. The first thing that they do is they try to threaten him. They try to bribe him. They try to cajole him, they say to him, we cannot take this anymore. Your nephew is insulting our forefathers. Now, this is the way of everybody who opposes Islam. Look at the modern islamophobes they take a small thing. And they make it so big as if the world is going to collapse, right? Look at their fear of the Sharia ties ation of America and how ridiculous well I quit. The Prophet system did not curse their forefathers. It's his own forefathers. Right? But what is he saying? tawheed. So they take one
plus one and they make 20 out of it.
He's preaching to him. And he's saying idolatry is not a good way. It's foolish. Now, they of course say, Well, if it's foolish, this means our forefathers were foolish. And if they're foolish, this means you're cursing them. And if you're cursing them, this means this. And so they make this statement which is true. And they make it into such a big deal. And they come back exaggerated 20 times. And they say your nephew is doing this and he's doing that and he's cursing our idols. The process of never cursed their idols Allah says in the Quran, while at the Superbowl lady in the room in de la he failed to blowhard one day later him Do not curse their false idols. There's a verse in
the Quran, and yet they accused him of cursing their idols. Right? Again, this is how this is what happens when you're full of hatred. Doesn't matter what you do. They'll take one plus one, they make 20 out of it. Okay, so they go back to a party and they say, your nephew is cursing our idols. He's ridiculing our forefathers, again, he didn't ridicule the forefathers. But he is saying idolatry is foolish. Take it or leave it what your forefathers were, I'm not I'm saying idolatry is foolish, right. And again, they take it and they take it 10 different steps. And so they say, we cannot bear this anymore. You either stop him from preaching yourself, or you hand him over to us. And we do as
we please one of the two we give you two options. You either stop him yourself or you hand him over to us. And I will thought it had never been confronted by his people in this manner.
And I realize that every leader will lie he every leader is outwardly powerful inwardly, very weak, because every leader is dependent upon the people that follow him for that leadership. And that is why every leader has to appease his own his own followers. You cannot be a leader without appeasing your followers. You cannot be even if you're a tyrant. Even if you're a tyrant, you need to have a core group whom you appease, and who execute your tyrannical policies. Even if you're a mass murderer, as a leader, you need to have a core you can trust and that core you give them everything that they want, and you overlook any crime that they do, or else you cannot be a leader. It is only
Allah azza wa jal who is truly a medic. Everybody else is not really a true king. Because they are not powerful. They're dependent on the people around them. They need to have visitors they need to have ministers they need to have army so when your own people oppose you completely. You are you don't have any power. And Abu Talib had never been opposed in this manner, that every single member of the tribe is coming and saying you have one of two options. You
Stop him, or else if you don't have the guts, give him over to us. What do you mean? Give them over to us once again, you need to understand the way of the Arabs, they could not harm one of their own tribes men, unless the chief of the tribe allows this. This is the law of the Arabs. And if they were to disobey it, they would face shame and ridicule. Never before had a tribe killed one of its own members with impunity. This is you have to understand the gang mentality. If you're on our side drawn our blood, then that's it doesn't matter what you do. If you commit a crime, we will deal with you internally. We're going to do how do we deal with you the chief or the the the leader has to
decide. So as long as Abu Talib did not hand over the Profit System, they couldn't do anything, they couldn't touch her hair on his head, because it would cause them shame, because they went against their own tribal laws. So they go to a booth and they demand one of two things, never had a robot have been confronted with such hostility from his own value hardship. And so this is when he went to the Profit System, the famous story all of you know it. And he called his nephew, the Prophet says, Adam, and he said to him, oh, my nephew, my people have come to me and they have said such and such. So be merciful to you and be merciful to me. emotional blackmail here, right? Be merciful to you and
be I have some mercy on them. And old man now have some mercy on me, and do not place me in a situation that I cannot bear. You're making me do something, I cannot have it. This is emotional blackmail at its best. Because he's not threatening the Profit System. He's saying, Look at me. I'm an old man. My own people are doing this to me have some mercy on me? How much do you expect me to bear and this is one of the most difficult and traumatic Encounters of the life of the Prophet system. Abu Talib loved the process and more than he loved his own children. And it was the son of his own full brother Abdullah. And he dealt with him more than how a father could deal with his own
son. And the Prophet system also had that same type of love that he would have for his own father. And this was his full uncle. And here's our father begging and pleading with him that have some mercy on an old man, how much do you expect me to bear now? Stop? What else do you want me to do? And here is one of the Prophet says, and himself became overwhelmed with emotion. And he said that famous statement that Oh, my uncle will lie if they were to give me the sun in my right hand, and the moon in my left hand will lie, I could not give up this message until I succeed in what I'm doing. Or I die a death in this path, preaching what I am preaching. And another version, which is
probably more authentic than this one. He said to his uncle, do you see the sun? Oh, my uncle? And his uncle said yes. So he said, Well, law he, I have no more power to stop preaching than you do to light your stick from the sun, he has a stick in his hand, right? to light your stick with this sun. You cannot do that. Similarly, I cannot do this as well. What is the symbolism here of the phrase here? The meaning here, there's there's a dual meaning here. The first is that
the light that I have the light of Islam, it is brighter than the light of the sun and moon, I cannot extinguish it. If they were to give me all of this light, I have a light that is brighter than this light. I cannot Eclipse it, nothing can Eclipse this light. And then of course, there's a symbolism here. Even if they were to give me something that is beyond this world, forget money, forget well forget fame, even if they were to give me something beyond this world, the sun and the moon. I could not give up what I'm doing until I meet my death or I succeed in my message.
And when Abu Talib saw this persistence, he saw in the eyes of the Prophet system, that passion, that sincerity. He said to him, do what you will my nephew for law, he I will never come to you again to stop what you're doing. And he lived up to his word, no matter what the origin is it no matter what they did, he never once came back to reprimand his nephew. Why did you do this? Why did have to do that, even when he had to go and sacrifice his own livelihood and live a life of misery and poverty and the boycott as we're gonna come to next week, when he couldn't even live in Makkah. He was the only non Muslim who actually went and live with the Muslims in the boycott of the sharp
of the of the valley as we'll talk about without even living a normal life. Because he told his nephew a promise. He said, I'm never going to approach you again about stopping you do as you please, you have my protection. Even this did not satisfy the crush. When they heard of this, that he tried and he failed. They then came to him again. A complete delegation of the origin not
They've been watching first have been only w Hashim. Now the whole arrays are coming to him as the representative of the kurush against w Hashim, and this is the stepping stone because the next step is going to be the boycott. We'll come to that inshallah next week or the two weeks from now, but for now they come to him and they say to him, okay, look, we heard you tried. We understand he is your nephew, we have a proposition to make. We have chosen the most noble of all of the people of Mecca, the most noble young man
and this is the son of unbelievable mahira unbelievable hero, we're gonna come to him in a while he's one of the leaders of one of the other tribes of the kurush just like our booth, it was one of the leaders or what he was one of the leaders of the boom of zoom. Okay, so it is his peer and well it is the peer he's the same level as a bolt on it. He is the son of an Walid Alomar even worried and one son for one son
will hand over a lumada to you and He will become yours we'll give him your basically adopt him. Okay, he will become your son. And in return you hand over your son or your nephew to us. And we do as we please. At this Bhupati became extremely angry. And he said what's an evil bargain or what a what a foolish transaction? What are you what are us what what is what an evil bargain that you're saying? You want me to take care of one of your own so that I fat in him with my food while you take my son and you kill him? What a foolish bargain is this? I take care of yours and you will go and kill mine. At this job at one more time and again Jubail time is at this point in time. Jubail is
the eldest person alive in Polish and he is considered to be as close to a ruler as possible. And our prophets ism has many a hadith about Jubail. I never converted his son.
Sorry, multimillion it I'm saying drobeta been multimodality so multimedia ID stood up. And he said to abou thought it he said, Oh Abu Talib.
I think that your people have done as much as they humanly can.
You need to accept one of these offers now.
And this was now basically the whole of Makkah united against Abu Talib single handedly. This is the senior most person who is the most reserved. He was the one by the way, backtrack. He was the one who prevented bloodshed when the Kaaba was being rebuilt. And he was under suggested the first man to come in, he is going to be the one who decides the Blackstone, this is that person, right? He was the one who, again, so many stories about him. This is that senior most person, he has the most sense. He's the least hostile to anybody, right? For him to take sides. This is a big deal. And he says to him that oh trouble. Your people have done as much as is reasonably expected. What more do
you expect them to do? They've given you all of these options? What more do you expect them to do? So multivitamin ID it's not up. So today was the Sahabi his father is motoring. So Jubail urban motor and became a Muslim in the Battle of butter, we'll read his story. This is multi million ID This is the the senior one. And by the way, multi million ID the process of said about him midterm, the father this one, the process said about him in the Battle of budget that more time had died after the hedgerow by a little while. So he never saw the bottle of butter. He said when the process of them saw all of the prisoners above the 72 prisoners put their hands bound and they're wondering
what's going to happen? Are they going to be executed are going to be ransom, they don't know what's going to happen, the process that have said one of the highest praises he ever said for any pagan. And he said it for multivitamin ID. He said if multivitamin ID were alive right now. And he said to me one word about the 72 prisoners that he wanted them back, I would have freed them all for his sake.
That is praise. That is praised for motivating it. Why did the process and praise him so much we'll talk about this incident doesn't seem that nice because he's fighting against him, right. But this was maybe the worst thing with him ever did. Later on for the next 10 years, or in the next six years, we'll see motor I'm doing a lot of positive for the Muslims, a lot of positives. And because of those positives, the prophets that praised him. And this shows us very clearly that not all characters are the same. There are some characters that are very good. They have genuine hearts, and they help Islam and the process of them praised them and took advantage of that. And there are
others who are evil to the core and the processes of course them and despise them. You don't treat all non Muslims the same and this is a very
very narrow minded that some of us have that some of us think that our religion preaches this know, our religion does not preach that we hate all go for our religion does not preach that all co founders are filthy and dirty, no, some of them are very noble. And some of them are very unreasonable. Some of them are very righteous and good in their affairs with us. Even if they have goofer in their private lives, and they worship other than a lot, their characters are good in their moral manner with us in there, standing up, let's say for human rights for civil rights, right? In our times, you have many non Muslims, who bend over backwards when they see Muslims being
discriminated against, and they do more for the community than many Muslims do. These are the multiple realities of our time, and we should help them and praise them, like the process of praise, what type of an ID in this case, however, Muslim, this isn't the beginning of Islam, he seems to take a stance that is not that praiseworthy later on, he'll redeem himself partially, he never accepted Islam. So move themselves to overtime, like I said, that
your people have done as much as is reasonable to be expected in this situation, take one of these options. And now Come on, move on, either give him over to us or stop him or take this young lad. What else do you want them to do? And this was literally you can say, about body versus all of the people of Mecca. And it is a very precarious situation. Because you don't know what's going to happen. Now, the next stage will basically be one of two things. And that is that they most likely what would have happened if Allah had not well, otherwise, they would have told you are no longer the leader of the blue Hashem. And this would have been the first time in the history of the Arabs,
that a tribal leader had been replaced while he's still alive and healthy and mentally capable. Never before had they. This is a coup d'etat. Right? Basically, in our vernacular, this is a coup d'etat, you get rid of the ruler and replace them. This is unheard of in the arrows, because how can you have a coup against your own uncle or your own grandfather, this is what a tribal leader is, it's not some stranger. This is your blood relative, your senior most blood relative, It's unheard of in their tribal system. And so a positive takes on a bravery that is unbelievable, to confront every one of his tribesmen in the hall of orange. And he says to to move him directly, or move him
this is a plot that you have hatched, to stand up at this time, and to publicly take sides. You had this plan from before. He sees through the plot, basically, right? This is a staged event, you have a script that you have, and you're playing the script now. And then he says, and he threatens them Do as you please, I am not going to budge from my position.
And this is what you call genuine bravery. Because I would have had no support whatsoever, not one person to physically stand up and fight with him. It was literally his honor and prestige versus the whole of koresh. And he literally put it at their hands because he told them I can do anything. Do what you Please, I'm not gonna budge, you want to kill me along with him fine. I'm not going to budge. And he also wrote some poetry. And by the way, a point of note here for the
lovers of poetry, they are classical poetry. You all know that there are famous poets in this time, the wild Lockhart, etc. And all of this is of this era. The seven most famous Arabic poems are of the era of the Quran being revealed, and Allah revealed the Quran, in a language that was far more powerful than the seven hanging poems are called. Abu Dhabi was one of the most famous poets of the kurush. And his poetry is absolutely phenomenal, and even hedger, and many others comment and they say that, in fact, about volumes poetry is more profound and more beautiful than the seven poems that were hung in the cab. And if you read his poetry, which is recorded in many books in his house,
and had been his Sharman, in the Takata, live inside, you find it is a very powerful with message. And at this occasion, he composed a series of poems, chastising his own relatives, and accusing them of being traitors to their own way of life, that you are not respecting the sanctity of your own relatives. And Allah azza wa jal willed that the courage back down, even though he had no power on his site, not one man to stand up, but it was that sense of dignity and that sense of sincerity, that I am not going to budge and be inhumane that you kill your own relative and my nephew, I am not going to let you do this. And the strength of his convictions won the day by the blessings of Allah
azza wa jal, that's all it was, because nothing else would have saved him. He didn't have anything else. And in this one incident, we open up a window
To see the wisdom of the whole phenomenon of Abu polyp, what do I mean by the phenomenon of Abu Dhabi.
The Prophet system did not love anybody more than he loved Abu Dhabi.
This is his father and mother in one, he didn't have a father mother growing up. This is his grandfather's son. This is everybody to him.
And yet, I will taught him did not convert to Islam.
And when the Prophet system begged and pleaded with him, even on his deathbed when he's about to die in the process of his 53 years old, imagine my dear brothers and sisters, the prophet system had this figure in his life till he was 53 years old. Many of us, we don't have our parents at a young age, he had this uncle, if you like a father figure till he's 53 and his, his uncle is there with him, whatever relationship he has, and now he's on his deathbed, and he's about to die and he comes in he begs with him. Yeah, I'm old kalama
juca behind the lawyers, Georgia, I beg you say one kalama and I will be able to argue in front of a lot to save you just say one Kadima. And I'll be able to argue in front of a lot to save you. And everybody was about to say it, because in his heart, actually, everybody knew that this religion is true. He had seen too many signs, it seemed to many miracles. And most importantly, he knew who his nephew was. And he knew his nephew couldn't tell a lie. But there was one thing that was more precious to him than his nephew, and that was his father. And that was the lineage, the prestige. You are the son of abdomen.
You are the inheritor of the legacy of Abdulmutallab, that prestige of necessity of lineage, which was everything for the Arabs, right for the Arabs, that was everything, the Quraysh at that time for the Arab tribes, everything was who your father was. And he happened to be the son of the most famous Arab of the previous generation. We already said that a person's legacy Pinnacle's around 4050 years after his death, right. We said this many weeks ago that the legends grow after a person's death, just like in our times, JFK, for example, is actually more admire than when he was when he died. during his presidency. JFK had a lot of negatives about him and a lot of things. And
now MLK is what Martin Luther King when he was alive scandals be this and that. Now we look at his legacy. It's human nature. You kind of aggrandized the people of the past. So I thought it reaches his pinnacle of legacy, right? And now this is a butadiene, the son of this giant mythical giant, this is his son. And so one thing is more precious to him than the truth and that is his lineage. And he's just about to say the kalama and Abuja Hall is standing there, the people of the Adi surrounding him and the process of his begging, say that Kadima and Abu Jihad sees his mouth open, he gets scared, because if you convert, we're in trouble now. And so he says to Abu Talib, are you
going to leave the religion of your father, the father, or you He didn't even say really paganism? No, the religion of your father, the way of your father, and that caused his mouth to close. And that's what the American motor came and took his route. And he did not say the kalama. But our Prophet system was so emotionally moved. This is his uncle and his father figure. He said,
I will ask Allah to forgive you. Even if I don't have permission, because realize for the profits, all the profits, you need permission to take a step. Why did Allah subhanaw taala do what he did to
Eunice? Why did Eliza do what he did to us? Because Yunus left his people without permission. Yunus left his people without permission, and you cannot do anything as a prophet without permission from Allah. You need permission. Because you are a prophet, you're representing the message of Allah, the God of Allah. And so the Prophet system would not do anything unless Allah told him to do in this case, his emotions were so powerful. He said, I will ask Allah to forgive you, unless Allah stops me. I'm not going to ask permission, I'm going to ask Allah to forgive you. And he continued to ask forgiveness until Allah revealed multiple verses in the Quran.
of them is sort of the Toba mark and and and maybe we'll add in a minute and your stone houden was shaky and a widow cannoli corba it is not befitting for the Prophet and the believers to seek forgiveness for pagans even if they're close relatives you shouldn't do that. And of them is sort of a Shara. In Nicola sort of the apostles in Nicoletta de
habita will lock in the La Jolla demon Yasha you are not able to guide those whom you love, but Allah guides those whom he pleases.
Now, this is what I meant by the phenomenon of Abu Talib. Why, why, why this is Rasulullah says, and this is the most beloved person to him, the one whom he loves, like no one else, so much so, that many years later in the conquest of Makkah, when Abu Bakar comes to the prophet SAW Selim, with his own father, Abu kochava, being carried by the people, and his beard is completely white, and it will kochava is a pagan and an enemy of Islam. And when the Mecca is conquered, finally, for the first time, I will kochava accepts Islam as an old man of 80 years old, Annabelle kochava, holds on to the hand of the process and says, a shadow Allah, Allah, hi, hello shadow. Anika Rasulullah abubaker
begins to cry. And he says, well, La Jolla rasulillah what I would give even my father's hand, if I could see the hand of a robot in your hand to accept Islam.
He would even give up his own father's Islam because he wanted the Islam of a body. This is the father figure of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. What I would give even my father's hand I would give it up if I could see the hand of a Bhupati in your hand. He knew how much he loved it, he knew it. And so he said even this, I would give up your rasulillah how I wanted to see a robotic hand in your hand. This is how much you loved him and yet a lot did not. Why what is the wisdom? Here we see the wisdom. We see the wisdom because the one person who could have physically protected him had to remain a pagan.
He had to remain a pagan. Because if he converted, what would have happened? What would have happened? Immediately he would have lost the leadership, he would have lost the status, he would have lost the protection he could have offered. And so Allah knows best Allah knows better even though our sort of loss isn't him. You don't know and I know you need it.
You needed him to do what happened to you. And so Abu Talib remained who he remained, because that was his one claim to fame. That was his one claim to power. You are the son of Abdulmutallab, how can we oppose you? And because of that power, the prophet system could preach as he preached. It was only after the death of Abu Talib, when Abu lahab took charge, that the process had to leave and go to Medina. He couldn't, he was going to be killed. It was only after that, and he had to be who he had to be able to live. I mean, he could not convert. And also of course, there's also the wisdom here that is clearly that Allah mentions in the Quran. Clearly the wisdom of nobody can dictate to
Allah what Allah wants to do not even Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and in this is a clear indication that our Prophet system, even if he's the greatest human being, he is not God, he is not a demigod. He is not the son of a God. He is a human being. He does not control the lives of other people, including his own uncle. In Nikola Tesla demon, will akinola demon Yasha you cannot guide somebody just because you want to generous with Allah, only Allah guide somebody whom he wants to guide, even rasulillah system as he said in his first hold about to his own daughter, Fatima, I cannot protect you from the fire of help. It's not mine to do so. And this clearly shows there are
many Muslim groups out there that have taken this love of resources to an extreme level, and they make him out to be literally a god or a demigod. And in his own lifetime, we see he couldn't protect his own uncle because Allah had a higher wisdom than him. And notice as well with this inshallah I will conclude for this week, notice as well. The example of four uncles of the process of them, each one of whom occupies such a different level. lineage means nothing in Islam. It is your own actions for uncles, all of them children of other Muharram all of them direct uncles of resources, and all of them have places different from one another. The highest of them Hamza, say you the Shahada. No
one of the Shahada occupies a higher level than him Hamza, the secret of the show. And then there is a bus, who is one of the great Muslims, but he cannot be compared to Hamza or even of the 10 elite. He is a Muslim, and he converted later on, and he was not to that level of the 10 elite, and he was of the righteous and this is an Ibis, even Abdulmutallab, the father of Abdullah had been a bus. So these two are Muslims. The one at the high
height of the ranks the other hamdulillah at a good level, but not at that level at some of the higher and then you have two who did not convert to Islam. You had Abu Talib, and you had Abu lahab. As for Abu Talib, then he is the highest person ever, amongst the non Muslims in the history of our religion. No one occupies a rank higher than about him, even though he's still not a Muslim. And Abbas asked the Prophet system Howdy, this is a Muslim, and above as the Prophet system, you had a suit of law, your uncle, he benefited you so much. Weren't you able to benefit him back? Listen to this Hadeeth his own brother is saying that my brother helped you so much. Couldn't you help him a
little bit back? And the person said, Yes, I did. I did. Because of my dog for him, that Allah allowed me to make one draft for him. Abu Talib has been removed to one of the outlying perimeters of the fire of hell.
And were it not for my da, he would be in the pits and the depth of the fire of hell. In another version, we read that album quality has the least punishment out of all of the people of Jonathan,
no one in jahannam is being punished lesser than a butadiene, Roman. And this shows us the benefits that the process of did manage by the permission of Allah to bring about for what he has done, the least person being punished, but he didn't get to gender because he's an idol worshiper, and Allah will not forgive the sin of ship, and this is the highest of the captors ever. And then you have the opposite extreme and that is Abu lahab for whom Allah revealed a surah that we recite in the Quran that curses him till the Day of Judgment. The the one person who is cursed by name in the Quran, we already mentioned Zaid is blessed in the Quran mentioned by name Abu Bakar is indirectly referenced
the one enemy of Islam who is mentioned by name, there is no other name amongst those enemies of Islam of that time. There are indirect references Yes, indirect, many references to people without name, but the one reference by name to the enemy of Islam is the uncle of the Prophet says Adam, Tibet yada, a be let her be whatever ma can Humala McKesson sales law now on that I have one right to Hamilton about Fiji de habla method, we recite to Sula till the Day of Judgment, invoking the curse of Allah upon him for what he had done. These are four brothers. And every one of them occupies such a different level, even though they're all sons of the same father, and they're all
uncles of the greatest human being who ever walked the face of this earth. All of this to show us My dear brothers and sisters, your father's and your children will not help you on the Day of Judgment, it is what you have done, it is what I have done. It is what each and every one of us have done in this world. And that was the basic message, the first message, the first portable that our Prophet system gave and public and that is, you need to save yourselves. Nobody is going to help you. You need to live righteous lives. I cannot tell you nobody can help you against the punishment of Allah subhana wa tada inshallah we will continue with Knights Allah. Next week, we'll talk about that when
it comes to the law Hannibal alameen wa sallahu cenobite Hemingway, it was such a big man. We have six minutes inshallah for questions.
share your story. And
a little bit of that experience. And I wanted to talk quickly to God and to respond. And we can all benefit from that.
It's not directly relevant to the class.
inshallah, we'll just do two minutes of this, then try to get back to the class.
the Marshal of the brothers at FedEx invited me to give a presentation to the workers. They're the people there where everything runs on time I heard Mashallah at FedEx. And it was called basically, you know, what is the Sri? Is it something to be scared of, or something to be worried about? And I gave a short presentation there and humbler there was a good turnout there. And there was some very
tough and very specific questions, and that's fine. I always welcome such tough questions is better than they asked me than they are somebody else.
So you want us to know one of the tough questions?
Well, there was one lady there who definitely had done some research. She was clear he or she had been misinformed or whatnot right. So, when I said for example, that yes, there are elements of the shediac so on
Obviously, the question is always about cutting off of the hands and the stoning of the adult or this and that all these questions, this idea about, you know, this is a part of the show, do you all know me that I am not a progressive, I don't think we should get away with this. I am not somebody who wants to reform Islam inside out, I believe in our tradition, and I am a firm follower of the Sharia, as it was revealed to the Prophet system. At the same time, I'm pragmatic and realistic, and I tried to be a part of the modern world. And so when I said, for example, that, yes, our shedding I did have these laws. And this is how it was for many centuries that the thief's hand would be cut
off, and this would happen. But we as American Muslims, we're not asking for this to be implemented as law of the land. And it is true, I'm not asking for the constitution to be changed under shediac. To be instituted, we understand that we're a minority, we understand that we have to obey the laws of the land. We're not asking for a revolution at all, we've said that said this very clearly. So she had done her research, or she had been told this so she goes, how can you believe in this idea?
And not want to cause a revolution and bring about a change in the loss?
If you're faithful to your religion? Because the what they have been told, right? What islamophobes tell them is that every Muslim desires to overthrow the law and to institute the Sharia, right? Or else they're hypocrites to their religion. So she's basically getting this from her sources, then she's throwing it back at me. How can you believe in this idea, and not want to cause a revolution? How can I trust you basically, in this regard? And this is a very frank question. It's a very, and I'm happy she asked it, I welcome any difficult question, shallow. And so I said to her, because we have precedent in our religion, our religion allows for this. Our religion allows for this. Our
religion clearly allows that we live as a minority peacefully in a land without causing any harm to the majority not wanting to overthrow the majority and the status quo. And the example of this is the Muslims of Abyssinia, which we're going to come to in two weeks from now shallow data, the Muslims will be senior provide a role model framework for us as Muslims in America. And I have to be very frank, you brothers and sisters, there are many Islamic movements in the eastern world whose goal is to establish a caliphate, right? I am not talking about them at all in the eastern world, I will talk about them in the West. And I will say any movement that has as its goal to establish a
khilafah should not be doing so in the Western world. This is naive. This is political suicide. And this is an Islamic even, you cannot live as a minority in a majority land. And your goal is to overthrow the majority. This is foolish, you are deluding yourself. Neither does our religion allow us to be double faced, we have to be very clear here. Our religion does not allow us that's why I don't like the word secret that way. I don't like it. That was private, not secret. We're not allowed to in the masjid preach quiet. The guys we're gonna want to revolution. And then public we say Oh, guys, we're peaceful citizen. No, our message is the same. What we say in public, we say in
the masjid, what we say in the messenger, we say in public, if we believe otherwise, we should leave somewhere else and not live here. This is my message to every Muslim. If you genuinely believe that you're not allowed to be a law abiding citizen, then don't be a law abiding citizen, go somewhere else. But don't be treacherous. And don't live a double face, because that's going to cause harm to you and to us. So I told the lady that we have a precedence in our religion. I am not criticizing the Sharia.
Where it exists, I'm not criticizing the cutting off of the hand, you know, islamically I would seek refuge as a verse in the Quran. What do you mean to say to that I always would be loved from any Muslim saying this is je s backward. Allah says in the Quran, that when you catch the thief, then you cut off his hand, how can I criticize that, you know, anywhere in the world. But I am saying, you asking me this question is irrelevant, because I'm not asking for it to be implemented here. I'm not asking for it to be implemented in America. We have the precedents in our religion of Muslims immigrating to Abyssinia, 1000s, hundreds of them now 1000s, hundreds of them and their condition to
the negus. And the negus condition to them was basically what we are and that is, you let us be Muslims, and we'll be a part of your society and be peaceful citizens, right? You don't interfere in our religion, we're not gonna interfere, you know, in the in overthrowing the laws of the land. The Muslims are the senior did not plot and plan to overthrow the new joshy the Muslim person you were not planning to take over the joshy. Right. Even when the joshy died and the next ruler came, they live they live their lives until finally the process them called them back to Medina in the seventh year of the HR. And this provides a working role model for us. It's not exactly the same, there are
differences, but overall there's a working role model and that is that
We're allowed to live as minorities in a non Muslim land, and we respect the laws of the land, and they in return should give us the freedom to Muslims. If they don't give us the freedom to be Muslims, then we go and find somewhere else to live. We don't have the right to be treacherous. This is not a part of our religion. We're never allowed to be treacherous. Never, Tiana is never allowed in Islam. And that is to promise somebody something and say, Yes, I promise to be a law abiding citizen, and then you're going to bomb and you plot No, if you don't want to, if you don't promise them go to go somewhere else in the world, I'm saying, right, don't and you want to curse and preach
against the country, go and do somewhere else. But don't be a part of the society and give your land and your oath and your and your, you know, visa and your passport. And then in your heart, and in your speech, you are a traitor. That's not our religion. That's not our religion. And so I said, we have precedents in this regard. And when I told you this, you couldn't respond to that. But I mean, 100 I mean, I firmly believe we do not have a problem islamically to be a part of this country. Yes, there are issues we're angry about, and we resolve them in a legitimate manner and that's my dad was always about this inshallah, going through the happy means the middle and shall have one question
about the topic, so that we get to the topic. Yes.
Love is given to dogs every Monday, because he is on vacation. And
the question is, is it true that Abu lahab receives two drops of water every Monday, because he freed two slaves are in the process of was born. There is a hadith in Bharani that mentions this and it is a charlatan authentic hadith. And therefore, even a Buddha have
received something which is miniscule, but it is still nonetheless symbolic. And that is that he gets two drops of water. two drops of water for having shown happiness at the birth of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam
I can look at it for you but it's in torani but I can look at for exactly and give it to him but it isn't any more general can be shown. With this inshallah, we need to we need to conclude perogative inshallah.