Seerah – 18 Conversion of Omar And Hamza And Boycott
Channel: Yasir Qadhi
Series: Yasir Qadhi - Seerah
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This video commences with Shaykh Yasir Qadhi delving on the fact that why did the Prophet ﷺ want the Muslims to remain in Abyssinia when he was in power, winning battles etc.
Meanwhile, in Makkah, two major conversions took place after the second immigration to Abyssinia. The first of them was Hamza ibn Abdul Muttalib – the uncle of the Prophet ﷺ. Its reported that just three days later Allah blessed the Muslims with the conversion of Umar ibn Al-Khattab RA. Listen to know more about how these conversions took place and the incidents that transpired before them.
With the two conversions, both Hamza and Umar RA, the Quraysh felt defeated and humiliated. Firstly, the bulk of the Muslims fled to Abyssinia. This was threatening and disgraceful. And second two of the most prominent and powerful men had left them and joined Islam.
The Quraysh did not leave this and instead opted for the most strict of methods to make the Prophet ﷺ tread the difficult path and that was the boycott. The Muslims were to not get any food or water and all marriages were cut off along with business transactions etc. It was a complete boycott. This resulted in a type of exile being imposed on themselves and moving to a valley outside of Mecca. In order to solidify this boycott, the Quraysh wrote a treaty amongst themselves that nobody will basically socialise with the Banu Abd Munaf/Banu Hashim.
A number of incidents happened that finally brought about the boycott to end.what were they and how did they come into existence? What nullified the treaty and made the Banu Hashim return to Mecca? Listen intently and revel in Allah’s Qadr.
The Prophet ﷺ and the Sahaba returned after 2.5 years of the boycott; around the 10th year of the Dawah when the Prophet ﷺ was roughly 49 years old.
And then Allah tested him with the most difficult and traumatic tests – the death of Abu Talib and Khadijah and then Taif. This was the lowest period of the seerah of the Prophet ﷺ.
Mr Rahim al hamdu Lillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah. While he was alive, he woman was a hummingbird. So last Wednesday, we had done the issue of the story of the Muslims in Abyssinia. And we had concluded that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had told them the very day that negus died, the very hour that he died, he told them that he had died in the Prophet system and prayed Salatu janaza over the joshy. And this was the only time in the whole series that the Prophet system prayed. So that genocidal hype, and we said there's some filter issues then derived from this. What should we do if somebody dies? Who's famous? Should we pray a lot of janazah over somewhere else? Or
is it only the one who has not been prayed over to somebody else, pray over them. And there's the format that I have, I have different opinions, just a few last issues of IBC. Now before I move on, the Muslims that have been senior remain there for another roughly 10 or 11 years. And this is a very significant point because the prophets isn't immigrated to Medina in another two, three years, right. he emigrated to Medina, and yet the Muslims remained in Abyssinia, after Medina, and after better and after, and after 100 and he the Prophet system is basically telling them to stay there. It was only after the Battle of zap. And when the Prophet system had expelled basically all over the
hood, from the surrounding areas, the Battle of Khyber took place and after this, the prophet system sent a letter to Jaffa telling him to bring all the Muslims to Medina. Now, this is interesting because one wonders why did the Prophet system want the Muslims to remain in Abyssinia? When he was in Medina, and when he's already winning battles and he needs manpower and he needs people there, what is the reason? And Allahu Akbar them but the only reason that makes sense is that the Profit System had a backup plan.
Plan B in case Medina does not work, there is Plan B. And this shows us the long term planning of the profits of the law while he was setting him that he is not just janitorial Allah has everything. Of course he has to work good, but he's trying his camel. He's planning and he's thinking what's going to happen if Medina does not work out right and only when he is firmly established in Medina, which is basically the bottle of haber was the last significant basically interaction with the hood of the surrounding areas. And then he expelled all of the immediate threats around Medina, and he is now completely solidified in Medina. So it seems therefore that Abby Sr. remained the plan B until
Medina was 100% security, then he told Jaffa come back now. And after this, then of course, there were no Muslims remaining in Abyssinia. Now, there remains a controversy which I don't think we'll ever resolve unless we discover some new new books. Did any of the abyssinians convert to Islam when the Muslims were there? In other words, did they give Dawa to the locals and the locals convert to Islam? Allah who are them? There doesn't seem to be any type of numerous reports. But there might be some indications that a few of us Indians embraced Islam with their interaction with the Muslims. But for sure, we have to be frank here. Islam did not pass down in Abyssinia until basically, Islam
conquered lands in Abyssinia. And this, of course happened after another 5060 years. So Islam did not make a strong presence just by Dawa in this land of Abyssinia and there might be many reasons for this. But they did of course convert in the joshy. Did they convert Anybody else? Allahu Allah. Maybe they did. There's some reports that indicate maybe there were some Muslims and avicennia but there wasn't any large presence of Islam until Islam came back to India and conquered it as a political power. One more incident that we need to mention about avicennia and that is the fact that
obey the law had been judge obey the law had been judged a cousin of the prophets of the law while he was sending him he passed away. He died and his wife was oma Habiba, Binti Sophia and his wife was the daughter of abou Sophia. And so oma Habiba, then we came a widow, and there was no one to take care of her in Abyssinia. And the Prophet system sent her a marriage proposal while she was in Abyssinia. And the and of course, this is after her and he sent it through the joshy. He sent it through the joshy and so then the joshy
took charge of the marriage. And he was the one who gifted the matter. On behalf of the prosecutor. The process didn't ask him to do this right. But he was the one who gifted the matter to omit Habiba. And she then went back to Medina Naja. She had a delegation take her back to Medina, and she became one of the mahat. Meaning when I returned to the affairs in Makkah,
what was happening in Makkah during this time, notice, Abyssinia does not involve the process of directly, the process of his own never went to avicennia. It doesn't involve him directly, however, because it involves the Muslims who are obviously taking commands for the process. And then it is always discussed within the realm of Sierra even though there's no direct contact between Abyssinia and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam what's happening in Mecca in Makkah, two major conversions took place after the emigration to abyssea after the Muslims had left to Abyssinia, the second emigration Remember we said they came back, they stayed there for a while. And then this
convinced around 80 or so men to emigrate, again, another 20 women, so from 14, they went to 110 120. Right, so they went five times more, it, the number increased fivefold, so the Muslims left Abyssinia and therefore the number and quantity of Muslims went down very little. Some scholars said it was around and they have a very precise number 38 or 37 men only the bulk of the Muslims had left to Abyssinia more than 100 had gone to every senior right so at this time, there's only 150 180 of all of the Sahaba so Allah azza wa jal then blessed two people to embrace Islam that caused a huge factor of safety for the Muslims. The first of them was Hamza, the uncle of the Prophet sallallahu
alayhi wa sallam. The story of Hamza's conversion is one of the most strange joys of conversions ever. And it is narrated that Hamza was a well known Archer who was well known Hunter, he would go and he would go on long expeditions and he would, every time he would return home, the first thing he would do is that he would go to the Kaaba, do toe off and then go back home. This was the son of most of the people of Mecca. They would respect the Kaaba. So during one of these trips, it's so happened that the prophets of the lahardee, who was setting them was in Mecca, and Abuja had met him close to the mountain of Safa and Abuja, he was in a foul mood that day for some reason. And he just
began his insults and his cursing and his shut him and his rude manners, and he cursed him like he had never cursed him before. verbally didn't touch him. He just kept on cursing him and his ancestors.
And the profitsystem remained silent, not saying one word back. Until a Buddha he basically got tired and went on his way. And the women of the Banu Hashim got extremely insulted because they don't care Muslim or non Muslim. This is you're insulting our tribe, which is the bottom of zoom, remember, right? And they are the Ubuntu Hashem. And when he's insulting his forefathers, and obviously it's the bandwagon being insulted. So the women of the washroom got very insulted that who does this man think he is to curse our fathers and to make fun of our member. And there was no man of the Banu Hashim close by. So when Hamza returned, some of the women begin to basically taunt him
that what type of uncle are you? What type of leader Are you have the Banu Hashim one, your own nephew is insulted and no one stands up to defend him? Basically, where's your honor for the bundle? Hashem doesn't matter Islam? No, it's not. It's a matter of family honor. Right? That it's Do we have no honor left if one of our members can be insulted, so he said What happened? So they said Abu Jahan stood there for 1520 minutes, however long just haranguing him just insulting him, and not one person stood up to defend.
And he said this, and he said that and he narrated all that he said, and Hamza's blood began to boil.
And this caused him to become so angry. And he asked, Did the other people see was this a public insult? Because it's a matter of pride for him? Right? The other people see this humiliation, they said, the home of marcasite everybody started as a public insult. And so he basically lost it. And he marched to the campus still with his
still with his bows and arrows and hunting equipment, and he marched straight to Abu Jamal and took his bow and smacked him across the face with his bow caused a huge
gush of blood to come up.
And he said, How dare you curse my own nephew. And then he didn't even realize what he was saying. And he blurted out, and I, too am a follower of his religion.
He didn't plan this. It was just anger. That what are you going to do now? As a matter of look, now, I also say that I'm following his religion, and I'm upon his faith.
And this of course, shocked shocked him as much as everybody else. He didn't even think about saying this statement just came out out of as the Quran says Hemi liturgia helia, which is basically the the bigoted feeling of just ancestry. This is a type of pride that has no basis to it. So he just wanted to defend the Profit System, because he's his nephew, and he's saying he's my nephew, and I'm also one of his religion now, what are you gonna do? And Hamza was also known to be a strong man, there were a few men who were Mashallah well known in Makkah, and Hamza was one of them. And when he hit Abuja, like this, and Abu Jen was sitting down and he was standing up, the bernama zoom that
were around him stood up to go and defend him. But a Buddha has said, leave him be from Allah He today I cursed his nephew, like I never Christian before, meaning I know why he's angry. Leave him be I cursed his nephew, like I never Christian before. And then Hamza returned home, confused, dazed. What am I going to do now? What am I going to do? Now I didn't plan to accept Islam. I don't know if this is the truth or not. And he made a dua to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And he said, Oh, Allah, you know, that I am one of the leaders of the Quran. And I have now said something that, I don't know I cannot take it back. It's too embarrassing to take back. So if this matter is true,
then cause my heart to be guided to it.
And if it is not true, then cause me to die right now.
I can't, I'm in a trap now. Because I just said I'm a Muslim, but I don't believe in Islam. And so he made this dua to Allah. And he spent the most miserable night of his life tossing, turning thinking what to do. And the next morning, he went to the Prophet system, and he said, Oh, my nephew, this is what happened yesterday. And he explained what happened. Now, what should I do? He hadn't intended to convert. So the Prophet system, stood up and began talking to him, admonishing him telling him about Islam exhorting him convincing him of La ilaha illAllah. Until finally, after that conversation, Hamza said, I testify that you are a truthful person, and you're speaking the
truth. And now I don't ever want to return to the paganism or the religion of my forefathers. So Hamza's conversion story was not one that initially he was sincere for Islam. Rather, he was sincere for tribalism. And it just came out but when it came out, what is he going to do now?
And so he made a dua to Allah, if it is really true, oh, a lot and open my heart to Islam, otherwise cause me to die. Well, he didn't die. And as he thought about it, in the process of convinced him, he said, this is indeed the truth. And of course, Hamza then became the say, of the Shahada, the leader of the Shahada and the Battle of word and the Battle of word, as you all know, he died a very tragic death, and he became the leader of the Shahada. So when Hamza accepted Islam, this was a big boost for the prophets of Allah whitey who was send them because he finally had support from the elders of the Quran.
He finally had this Hamza's conversion was the senior most oroshi to convert up until this point, I mean, he's the son of Abdulmutallab, what more do you want? Right? He's the brother of a Bhupati of the chieftain. What more do you want? So the senior most person to convert was hams up until this point, and one hams that converted him and his officers. They had to tone down their animosity. They had to tone down the irritation of the prophets or some of the Muslims so the conversion of Hamza was a big boost. A few days later, according to one report, three days later, Allah folded it up with another boost neuron Allah north. And that was of course the conversion of Omar Ebner atop the
conversion of Omar Abdullah hotpot, and the conversion of Roma along with the conversion of Hamza, it most likely occurred in the month of June of the sixth year of the DA, ie around four or five years before the hedgerow the 60 of the data. And so both of them they converted, as we said, very short after one another one reports there's only three days between them. And I already mentioned to you last week, the story of leyda been to be meant to be has meant that when she was packing her bags and going to Abyssinia I already mentioned the story, and she was in a very irritated mood because they're leaving their homeland. This is for the second digital not the first one. The second
one they have to leave again and Omar passes by and he sees this
The baggage and he sees the camels being loaded. And he asks, Where are you going? And she says that you dare ask any of you, you have no manners. I mean, you're asking because of you are having to immigrate. And because of your animosity, because you have made this world so difficult for us. We have to leave our land and leave our belonging and leave our family in order to go to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala in the land of Abbey senior, and she was very irritated at him, and Hamza and she was expecting a harsh response back, but for the first time, she saw Hamza affected shoroma. She saw Omar affected, and Omar softened at her comments, and almost said, has it reached this level? Has it
reached this level? Meaning I didn't realize it was that bad, has it reached this level? And He then made the art for her? And he said that May Allah give you Baraka wherever you go. He's actually got soft for me, I'll give you Baraka wherever you go. And so as you as I said, last time when her husband came back, she was so excited. You'll never guess what happened or whatever no hotpot himself and he said this, and he said this, and then he he seemed to soften up. And, you know, the responses that her husband said that you really think he's going to accept Islam, by Allah, his father's donkeys will accept Islam before he does, right. And this is, of course, his perception of
what would happen, but he didn't know that the Prophet system have made it to our to Allah. And this was narrated into an activity that even oma almost no Thompson almost says that the profitsystem had made it to our to Allah. Allah home is an Islamic hub behind a narrow Giulini. He like the abbey jehlen obioma, atop the processing had said, Oh, Allah, bring glory to Islam, with one of these two men who is the more beloved to you, either Abu Jamal, or Omar Abdullah hapa. And these two men were the most severe enemies to Islam. And these two men will also have the physically most powerful, and also in terms of lineage, the most powerful. So the Prophet system said one of these to all give him
to me, the one who is more beloved to you. And even more said, Omar was the one who was more beloved than Abu Jamal. And indeed, it shows us that guidance is from Allah subhanho wa Taala, these two people were beyond hope nobody could ever have imagined that either could convert to Islam, and Allah subhana wa, tada caused the heart of Roma to come to Islam, we should never give up hope for anybody, we should never just pass a stamp and a verdict that call us know, Allah knows best. And Allah knows whose heart has some good in it. And it also shows us as well, that there's no denying that people of influence and people of power have more of an impact upon the masses than other
people. And therefore it is also a sign of intelligence to talk to them concentrate upon them, of course, not to ignore the others, but it's a sign of intelligence, the process of making the law specifically for these two people, there's a reason for this, right? Because the masses, by and large look up to certain people. And if one of them converts, if one of the symbols or leaders of a society converts, it brings about a sense of recognition, a sense of peace, a sense of ease, I mean, here in America, there is nobody who has done more positive image for Islam than Muhammad Ali, the boxer, nobody in the last 40 years, you know, and nobody can do, except a person of that figure,
right? Because this is a person who's beloved a person who everybody admires. And then he basically publicly Converse, Simon shows that people this is what Islam is, you could have a million scholars, they're not gonna do what Mohammed hydrated, right? There's just the reality. And it is wise for us to then concentrate on this and to realize that there are people who will have a bigger impact on communities than other people. And so a lot of witches guided hip hop to Islam, and of course, almost conversion. Yeah. And it was a watershed moment. It was a black and white. It was a day and night moment, even Massoud said, When Bob was was on his deathbed, Eben Massoud said, we have ever
remained in Israel. Since Roman has converted up until now, we have ever remained in Israel from the time of Romans conversion up until his basically fill up and of course his philosophy was truly the pinnacle of the Muslim Ummah, without any question in terms of political strength, there is no question what happened in the time of Omar the battles of
Yarmouk are called the sea and, and all of these fuutarou had all of these conquests in Egypt and in Azerbaijan and Armenia and in Damascus and in Jerusalem and everything is just amazing in his spin off of what happened, so when he was about to pass away when Mr. Rude said, we have ever remained and there is ever since Roman converted to Islam, we were not even able to pray in the harem
Massoud never once paid in the atom, until on the day or mother converted. That was the day we all were able to bring in Massoud is saying his own eyewitness we were never able to print out him until Omar converted and it was in his once. One report says even a boss asked him or move no hot tub. How did you get the title alpha rock? How did you get this title? Because we have avocados so there are more alpha? How did you get the title I'll follow and follow means the one who divides truth from falsehood, the one who divides good from evil, this is what unfollowed means. So he said that the Prophet system gave me this title.
When I converted, and we marched to the Kaaba on that day. For the first time, all of the Muslims publicly marched to the garba. And headed by two rows. I was in the first row, and Hamza was in the second the two people are just converted, right? And we marched to the Gabba and we basically had a GMR of software the first time we prayed in public, and that was when the Prophet system said, You are Omar al Farooq, you have now basically separated, you have allowed the truth to come public now. So the professor himself gave him the title of a photo. How did he accept Islam? Actually, there's more than one story narrated. I know all of you know the one story there's more than one story
narrated about his conversion. And usually when that is the case, then his conversion then is a combination of all of these factors. This happened this happened, this happened. Finally his heart then basically accepted Islam. It is narrated that once
Bob went during the evening, and Homer was as most of the men were, he loved to drink. He loved to drink, and he had drinking companions. So he went out at night, having a craving for drinking. He went to the house where all of the young he was young at this time, 25 years old or so where all of the young men would go and drink. And he found that none of them were there. He went to another house then for some reason they were not there. He went to the wine cellar. Even the wine cellar was not there, the one that they get their, their wine from. So he said, let me just go to throw off now. It's amazing. Instead of the puppy goes to the house, he just wants to get out of his mind
basically, right? Let me go to the loft now get my mind off of this craving. So he went at night to the garba and there are no lights, there is a dark place, you know, and he heard the prophecies and reciting Koran, all alone in the middle of the night, basically, right? praying in front of the cabinets. panola no fear, no nothing, no garden. He's just praying in front of the cabinet. And so Romer thought to himself, now is my time to beat him up, do something, nobody's here, all alone. This is my time to basically get some revenge and you know, do some dastardly deed and nobody's gonna see me. So he quietly crept up behind the prophet SAW Selim, and obviously is reciting for on
what's going to happen. He stopped and he began listening. And I keep on telling myself and all of us parallel we look and we want to listen to these audios and we live we're, we're enthralled by their voices. We pray that inshallah one day we can hear the Prophet says and recite the Quran, what will his voice be like and how much it will move us to listen to that, right. So Omar had never actually stood and listened to the Quran. I mean, they're all just busy hating to actually in this is you know, people just want to hate, they don't want to listen. And so Omar, for the first time, is basically
stopped in his track, and now listening to the Prophet system directly reciting the Koran, and nobody knew he was even in the process and was oblivious. He was completely lost in his recitation, and Omar is narrating the story himself. It is narrated in Muslim and McMahon. He's narrating in the first person. And he said I stood behind him, and he began reciting pseudo tell how and how common how Komodo Morocco Morocco. Madhava. Samudra,
and he said Fatah I jumped to mentor Lee, I was amazed at the rhythm the sequence as every suitor but especially these met consumer demand consumers they are just powerful. The mother mother needs pseudos are ever Quintin longer style away. But the Mk consumers you don't know the small versus each one is like an upper right and upper left one after the other. And so almost at first I jumped to mint leafy, I was just amazed at its composition. And while the process is reciting, this is an amazing story. He began to think to himself Where is this coming from? So he said, how the will la he only Sheridan this is what he This must be the statement of a beautiful poet just like the
Porsche are saying. And as soon as he thought of this, so that that half passes what
karela to me noon. So that almost says, okay, it must be.
It must be a saucer. What is the next verse? one of your colleagues in Kadena Matata? karoun. Right. So Robert says where is this from then? What's the next verse? 10 00 bill it mean, what if he's inventing it? 10201 Eileen Baba, aka we'll know who boulia mean somebody Katana minuchin. Basically, it's a conversation that Allah is happening with almond milk called Bob through the Profit System in the process and doesn't even know about it doesn't even know about it because he's just reciting the Quran. And Omar is just thinking thoughts to himself, right? What if this is a poet? This cannot be the poet poet, you have no thinking you're not thinking through? Well, what if it's a kind? It's not
a guy who don't you see? Well, where is this from? It's from Allah azza wa jal, 10, zero middle bit. I mean, what if he's inventing it, if he were to invent anything and ascribe it to us, we would hold him by the right hand and cut off his jugular vein, he would never dare ascribe anything to Allah subhanho wa Taala. So basically, every doubt or modest thinking sort of that how God is responding back to at that very time, until he finished the whole surah. And I'm gonna rock Bob said, that was the first time Islam entered my heart and took over it, he didn't accept it. But that was the first time that he became a little bit sympathetic to Islam. And he didn't do anything to the process and,
and he went back home.
Then, of course, the famous story happened that all of you are familiar with that one day, the people of the pradesh were sitting around and Omar was with them.
And the Buddha had once again began his tirade against the Prophet so seldom. And a Buddha has said, This man has done more to insult our fathers and Gods than anybody else. He has cursed our religion. He has said that anybody who worships idols
will be punished and going to hell. This means our forefathers, he is making fun of our forefathers, who will finally rid us of this man. And by the way, there were multiple assassination attempts, multiple talks of killing the prophecies and them and of course, towards the end, it got more and more and more, and that's why he had to make digital so this is one more talk like this in the sixth year of the history of 960 of the data, Abuja. He says, By Allah, anybody who succeeds in doing it, I promised him 100 camels red and black, the choicest colors. And as I said, red Campbell's actually means dusky Brown. That's what they called Red, camel, or red, like we have red, there is no such
thing as a red camel. But by red, they mean the camel, the color that we think of when we think of a camel, they call that a red camel. And then of course, black camels were also prized. These are the two most expensive camels. So he said, I'll give him 100, camels, red and black. And I'll also add 100, opia pouches of silver. Basically, I give my entire wealth wherever it goes, kills this man with a villa. So Omar now got greedy. I said, Well, let me go do it has this is a good amount of money. Let me go do it. And so he went back home, he took his sword out, and he walked with an unsheathed sword. As you all know the story, he walked with an unsheathed sword, and here that he
was in his How can others say that? A number of things stopped him along the way. And he heard voices with poetry with eloquent Arabic telling him that what are you doing this is just a man saying that is I love So basically, there, there seems to be some supernatural events happening. And he kept on ignoring and just not thinking about it, until finally he passed by new Imam Abdullah ham. And now I believe Abdullah had just accepted Islam, but he had not told anybody about it. And he saw Omar with this anger with walking with the sword up and down the streets of Mecca. And he says, Where are you going? Or what what happened? You can see death in his eyes and where are you
going? And so
I'm not upset that Enough is enough. We have been cursed too long and our ancestors have been ridiculed. I'm now going to kill this man. Mohammed. So of course, no, I'm panicked. Because this was hot. Bobby's going to kill the process in them. And so No, I am said, Have you lost your mind? Or what? Do you really think that the bellhop dumb enough to try but the process of the bedrock, develop the bundle Hashem will allow you to walk on the face of this earth after you kill one of their own. You're not going to live any any longer. And if you really want to do something, go back and fix your own family first. What do you mean, fix my own family? Don't you? No, no. What do you
mean, your own sister and your own brother in law have accepted a stump? Where are you going to the profitsystem? go fix your own family first. Now? No, I am of course. He's thinking let me just get him off the back of the profitsystem he's not going to harm his sisters. He so go do your own family. Get get him off the way let him calm down. When Omar heard this, he became even more enraged because this is now a slap on his face. It's insulting. My family has converted My sister has converted to the faith, no way. And so he marched to his sister
His house in anger. And as he came close to the door, he heard the recitation of the Quran. He heard the recitation of the Quran, because the prophets of Allah hasten every time somebody converted, he would be assigned a teacher who would be assigned the teacher.
And so they had assigned hubub ebenen. Right. We talked about his story before the slave who had been burned by her his master, his slave, the the lady who owned him. So Habad had been assigned to Fatima bentyl hardtop. That's his sister, and her husband side, Ebony. Zaid, and that is this is the zayde that is a dynamic unified. This is the native NAB Neufeld who remembers they'd have named him
one of the
one of the people who had stopped worshipping idols, right. And he had died five years before the coming of Islam. And the Prophet system said I saw him in gender he was his own man his own. He didn't have any oma because he's his own woman. He stopped with this is his son. sidedness he had married.
Sister, okay, so this is the husband, wife, couple, and the process and beside them about, by the way, Pamela, this shows us that even in times of persecution, education of Islam was paramount. Even in times of hiding like this, you needed to know your faith, and you need to be assigned the teacher to learn the faith. And somehow this shows us how important it is to know your religion to know the origin. without knowledge you have no it's not. Even in this persecuted time, the process of them had an educational program up and running, somebody converts, he's assigned a teacher. And the teacher goes and teaches them how to pray out of fast how to read the Koran, and suppiler. Well,
this was at the time of persecution. Fast forward to 2011 2012 in America, somebody converts, we all come and hug him and Jazakallah and then call us never hear from him again. Well, it's a sad state of affairs that we don't have any sense of
community and a sense of taking care of those who convert, whereas those in the time of the process of in this persecution, complete secrecy, and there is clearly a educational program. Clearly there's must be people in charge telling of you get this you get that come here, go there. It's just amazing if you think about it, right. So How bad was there teaching them the Koran and I was hearing this as he's walking to the door. So Omar barges have began slamming on the door and he hears scurried sounds a kebab has been put in in the closet and Fatima took the Quran and basically almost sat on it, she put her skirt on top of it so that she wouldn't see he wouldn't see the the there was
a copy of a parchment or maybe it was written on stone, we don't know what it was written on. But in those days, they didn't have papers, you know. So something is written on it, maybe it's most likely it would be some type of stone or, or tablet. So she puts it on the bed and then puts her skirt on top of it. Basically as if she's sitting on and almost right. So that armor doesn't see come and come in. Well, what are you doing here at this time of the day? What was this noise? noise? I heard this humming and drumming What was this? She said, No, no, you didn't hear anything. She goes by a lot. I know what I heard. And rumor has reached me or I know now that the both of you have accepted.
I know what has been told it. And they began to deny it. And Omar is already enraged. And he took a step forward to basically punch straight his brother in law to punch Satanism. And when he took this step forward, Fatima stood up to try to stop him. The blow landed on her forehead instead of his. And when he punched her lid basically burst open and the blood began to flow down. And when this happened, the both of them became enraged. And they said yes, so what do as you please, if I do as you please, we can't be true. You're sorry, do as you please. We have accepted Islam, and we believe in the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Now when he saw the blood, and he saw the the sincerity
really, that's all it is the courage from both of them. Again, his heart softened. And again and again. We see Omar had a harsh side, and he had a soft side. And this continued throughout basically his collapse as well around what is known as a really harsh man. But inside he has a soft heart. Right? He was a very strict and stern person. But inside he had a very merciful and tender heart. And so when he saw his sister bleeding, again, he calmed down. And he said, Let me see what you were reading. Perhaps you remember how but that he had heard before, you know, let me see what you were reading. And his sister got worried that What do you mean we don't want to give because the Quran
needs to be respected. We don't want to give you the Koran. It goes no, I swear, I am not going to do anything except read the book. And Omar was one of the few who could read and write from what was an educated man. He could read and write. So she said as you know that you are a Muslim, you are a pagan, and you are not allowed to touch the Koran until you have purified yourself. And this shows us that even in this early stage, the people
knew that the Quran the book of Allah azza wa jal is a special book, you need to even have to touch it.
It's that special that you need to be physically clean to touch the Koran. And so Omar said, let me quickly take a bow. So he went to the corner of the house where they took it. And he took also that he came back, and he read for her, as you know, and Islam then entered his art. And he knew that this was true. And so he asked Saeed, where is the Prophet system now. And suicide saw that his eyes are completely calmed down, he's he wants to convert, as the President of the site said he is in the house of an outcome is in the house of outcome. And nobody knew this was top secret. He is in the house of outcome. So the bob then proceeded to outcomes house, the sword is still in his hand,
because he hasn't let go of it. And he goes to the house of outcome, and he bangs on the door of his house, one of the Sahaba stand up to go see who it is. And he looks through the holes of the door, and he sees aroma with the sword.
And he comes back in trembling says you had a pseudo la pop is outside with the sword in his hand.
And Hamza, of course, I just accepted Islam, he's in the room as well. So Hamza says, Let him in.
For if Allah wants good, he's going to accept this. And if allow ones other than this, then the very sword that he's holding will be the end of him. We're going to use his sword against him. The very sword that he's holding will be used against him. And so some of the Sahaba went to the door. They open it up, they escorted Omar they held on to his arms to people holding on to his arms raises a big guy, and they escorted him to the profits of the law while he was selling them. And he sat down in front of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam him in his house says the profitsystem held on to his color, and dragged him closer to himself and said he had no hot tub. What are you doing here? Why
did you come here? The President has no fear straight, what are you doing here? What is your purpose in coming? And, and he says, Therefore by Allah. If you continue in this path, Allah will destroy you with a punishment. If you continue this way, you're going to meet your demise. And this was when Omar said he had a school of law I came to accept Islam believe in Allah and believe in you and testify in the truth. Here the prophecies and himself said Allahu Akbar so loud, that everybody in this house knew that Omar had accepted Islam. And this was when after the conversion of Omar they, for the first time publicly went to the Gabba. And they prayed publicly for the first time. And they
said that he was says they were around 40 people that were
to Hamza and Omar went together.
Hamza and Omar went together at this time, right. So Hamza and Omar were basically leading the way because nobody would dare harm them. These were the two people that had just fresh converts, right, as we said, three days apart, nobody would dare harm them. And it is many stories are narrated about his conversion
of them is that he wanted to personally personally inform Abuja hell of this to Yanni Robin. And so he went knocking in Abuja, his door and he marched to the house, the Buddha Buddha had not heard the news yet. And Abuja had opened the door he saw and he said, I learned was that Helen, Annie, welcome what has brought you here? So Omar said, I have come to personally inform you that I now believe in Allah and His Messenger, and I am now upon the religion of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So Buddha had slammed the door in his face and said, may Allah curse you and what you have come with and this shows the bravery to march to the house of Abuja, Andromeda kebab said, Who is the one who
cannot keep any secret Who is the one who's the most
rumor monger, the most tattered tale and all of muck? So somebody said, Oh, that was that is Jimmy. Jimmy, Jimmy, remember was the tattletale the gossiper. Everybody knows he's the town gossiper. So he went to Jimmy directly. And he said to Jimmy, do you know I have a secret? Do you know? I have just accepted Islam and I'm following the religion of Muhammad Sallallahu it was said Jimmy was in his house. He jumped up barely grabbing a garment to cover his nakedness and rushed outside because he needs to he wants to be the tattletale. Right? And he wants to go tell the people of Makkah. He began screaming in the streets of Makkah before he gets to the garden, and he's screaming along the
way. Oh, people have moko Quraysh Rama Rama ha Papa Saba, Saba is what they called accepting Islam, because there was a religion at that time called sabian ism. And they would say that anybody who left the religion of idolatry had become a sabian.
So for the Saba and Omar gently corrected him No, I haven't become a Saba, I have Islam too. I have accepted Islam. And it is said that on that day, a number of people came to me liberal hubbub publicly in front of the cabinet and tried to have a number of fights and jostling shopping with him. Until finally, it is said that, alas, they've been what is the father of Ahmedabad allows the famous eyebrows, and also been what it came. And he said, What is the matter with you let this man be if he's chosen a path different than yours is not It's none of your business. So basically common sense. This is Ahmedabad, Alice's father. And so I would have known Alice's father and was allowed
to live in while gave him protection and let him be. And of course, there are so many blessings of God, one of the most authentic and simplest blessings narrated by Bahati, the Prophet says Adam said that there were people before you, who were communicated with. That's what it says, more head death soon, who were communicated with meaning by the angels. But they were not prophets. There were people before you, angels would communicate to them, but they were not prophets. If there's anybody in my own mind like this, that it is,
if my alma has this type of person than it is aroma, and honorable hops blessings go on. And on, it is enough of a blessing, as we said, that you see what happened in his khilafah. And you see, the result of Islam and how strong Islam became Islam quadrupled in size, in the time of Ramadan, Abu Bakar saved Islam by preserving the Arabian Peninsula, but he didn't really allow just will, we needed the Abu Bakar to basically solidify, or else it would have fragmented, or Omar came, and then it literally quadrupled in his time, and romance for six years, we're just a continuation of homeowners policy. So with these two conversions, the correlation really felt threatened.
Two things that happen now, that is just astounding. Number one, the bulk of the Muslims have fled to a foreign land.
And this is humiliating, it is threatening because they don't know what they're going to do over there. They're out of their power. Number two, two of the most promising men of their town have converted. And so this caused them to really come together and think about what they would do. And it is said that in the seventh year of the data, we don't know an exact timeline for this. In the seventh year of the Dawa, all of the oroshi tribes came together and discussed what needed to be done until they agreed we need to kill Mohammed so on on on the thing on their minds to kill, kill, kill, they need to kill Mohammed. And they said, How can we do it the bundle Hashem, we're not going
to give him over to us. So they said, We will offer whatever Blood Money open check blank, check, whatever blood money they want, we'll offer it. And we'll even concede to them that none of us will kill him, we'll get some other tribesmen pay him and then do the job, right. But they must hand over Mohammed sauce to us. So for the final time, they went to Abu Dhabi, they had done it many years before they had given up now they're coming as a delegation again, and they say to him, that you do not have any choice in the matter. Either you will hand over mohammedanism. And we will give you whatever blood money and none of us is going to do the job is not going to be a cushy, or we will
have to cut you off from the harsh. Again, this is unprecedented. And all of Arabia, this had never happened once before. How are you going to cut us off, we're blood relatives. None of us will allow you to get any food and water. We will boycott you, we will cut off our marriages with you. If anybody is married to one of us, our daughters, we're going to cut him off. And if it's our sons, he's going to divorce. So no marriages and no money and no business transactions. Any of us who owns the business, we're going to tell him that he cannot buy and sell anything for you food, water, drink nothing. It was a boycott. And when the courage came to a vote like this, I will thought it
himself became furious. And he said Do as you please, I'm not going to hand my nephew over to you. And most likely voluntarily, one report says they were forced but most likely voluntarily. I will have therefore decided that if we're not going to be able to buy and sell in Mecca will not have any access to the shops of Mecca, then let us go and live elsewhere. And so they emigrated to not even immigration is called they basically imposed this type of exile from the city. And they moved to some of the valleys that the Banu Hashim own and they were called the valleys of double bottom shared by everybody. And that's because the Banu Hashim had basically claimed some valleys as their
own. I mean outside of Mecca is empty land, nobody's going to so every sub tribe had basically said, this is our camping ground. This is our hunting ground. So they owned some Valley or it was basically claimed by them. And so I will call it then left to live in that valley.
And every single person from the new Hashem. And
these are the two twin tribes with the two cousin tribes, basically, the abdomen up so the great grandfather, the process of him, all of his sub tribe, so the new Hashem and the buttermilk potty, they voluntarily went into what is called the famous boycott. And this is the incident of the, of the boycott. And in order to solidify this, the Quraysh came together and wrote a pact amongst themselves.
They wrote a treaty amongst themselves that everybody has to uphold this treaty. What is the treaty, nobody will buy and sell to the new Hashem. Nobody will marry into or from the new Hashem. Nobody will basically socialize with Ubuntu Hashem. So it is a boycott of an economic, political, social level, everything is going to be cut off from the Banu Hashim. And they wrote a treaty and they hung it inside the Kaaba. And of course, nobody entered the Kaaba so they lock the door, and it was inside the cab. It is said that boy, the animal was the one who wrote this treaty, and the processor made against him, and his hand became paralyzed until he died. So this complete boycott forced the
Banu Hashim to leave Mecca. And they lived outside of Baca For how long? Some say two and some say three years there doesn't seem to be one of the interesting points. It's also sad for us. We don't have too much information about this period. Why not? For many reasons, firstly, who lived from this time until way after Medina to tell us what happened. There were very few people, right Bilal has a few reports. Even Masood has a few reports, otherwise, any who lived. Secondly, as we all know, bad memories, we tend to just gloss over them. We don't narrate them in detail. We don't want to think about these things. So those who went through this time, they didn't narrate that much about what
happened. It was a very difficult and traumatic time for them. And so for two or three years, they lived in this abandoned, basically Valley, eking out an existence getting rainwater eating from the shrubbery and the leaves. Below says that we used to, we began deprecating like goats, defecate droppings. Our droppings couldn't be told different from the goats. This is how we had to live. And
one of their main sources of food was that every few weeks somebody felt sympathy for them, and would send in some secret supplies into the valley. It was a somewhat closed Valley, which had one main entrance where a camel could go through and so they would go to the the the entrance in the middle of the night. The most famous amongst them was of course, multimillion ID multi million ID and we mentioned his name many many, many times. His son became a famous Sahabi Jubail even more time, but most of them died before the Battle of butter. multiroom did not see the battle but he was alive. Up until the hedgehog right after the hitter by a year he passed away. multivitamin It was
one of the most sympathetic non Muslims ever and the process and praised him and many others who mentioned this of them. After the Battle of burden. He gave the famous phrase he said if multimillion ID were alive, and he spoke to me about these captives I have all of the people have but the 70 capitals, I would have handed them back to him without any question. No ransom no nothing. If more time just asked me I'd hand them all back to him. This is Milton, the one who every few weeks every few months, he would just go with a large camel laden with food and supplies and water and grain and just hit it on the back and send it into the valley. And of course when they
caught it, then they could dry the meat they could keep it and last for many, many weeks. The Arabs knew how to take take care of the camel in that sense. It is also reported that a few other people Hakeem in his arm who was Khadija his nephew, and he later became a very famous Sahabi Hakeem in his arm also would do this once in a while he would send in some food secretly, otherwise they eat down in existence. It is said that when they tried to go to the city, even when foreigners came because foreigners are not under the boycott during Hajj season, they're coming with supplies. Sometimes they try to sneak in some food. Sometimes they were successful. Other times if they were caught or
the people saw them, Abuja would come and say do not sell to these people. I will pay you double whatever they're offering you I'll pay you double because those people are not barred right it's only the core issue are barred from selling to the Muslims. So when a foreign businessmen came even then a Buddha would say or which I would say don't don't pay anything, I'm gonna pay you double. Even during these two, three years, the Profit System continued to give Dawa during the Hajj season. He would go out of the valley and he would meet with the tribes during the Hajj season and continue to try to find converts to the faith. When did and how did the boycott stop? As we said the boycott
probably lasted two or three years.
And a number of incidents are happened that brought about its conclusion
The first of these is that the profitsystem made a do against them and said, Oh, well last send upon them a famine, like the famine of use of that bad send upon them a drought and famine, like the famine of use of. And so
the famine became so bad for the people of Mecca, that they were forced to eat carcasses and to chew on dead animals can they had nothing else left after that time, and they realized this was because of the drop of the profits of the La Jolla who was send them and they sent some messengers to try to bring about some reconciliation. The second incident, and again, all of these things shows that 234 things happen at the same time. The second incident is that some of the people of our age whose hearts were softer, we already said this, some of their names, they decided that they should do something to break the pact.
And so the main one here was hishammuddin Amber, and he shall move and Amber was the grandson of abdomen project through his mother, his mother was Attica. His mother was Attica, been tagged with butter. So his mother is the aunt of the processor. So the process of his his cousin through his mother, so his mother's brother is Abdullah. So
he shall have an amber, he shall have an amber felt that he needed to do something. So he called his friend zohaib Yo mama. And they said, What can we do to bring about an end to this boycott? So they said, first thing we need to do is to bring about all of the people who are sympathetic, get them together. Common Sense, get some strength together. So they thought who can they invite, and they invited the people whom we mentioned, multimillionaire the number one on there, this multi modality, let's bring him in to the event a sham, other people 345 people whom they knew did not like the boycott strength numbers, as always brings you that strength. And then they said, What can we do?
What plan can we do? So zohaib said, I have a plan. Tomorrow when although the people are in the gathering of the corporation, the Nadi in the parliament was not, this is what we're going to do. So he laid out a plan. The next day, they went to the Caribbean, they all seated where they usually sit, everyone goes to his place in this corner that corner, that corner, then Zoho stood up. And he began asking, and so he was the one who was the farthest removed genealogically, so the least doubt will be about his Nia about his intention. And if he Sham has stood up, they're gonna say you're his cousin, who are you? So So hate is a bit farther away. So So I stood up and he said, For how long
are we going to starve our own kith and kin to death?
This is a evil thing that we have. So is brave is basically speaking the truth. Right? Abu Jihad became furious. Who do you think you are? We all agreed to this treaty. So when he said this, he Sham stood up. No, I didn't agree. You agreed. This is your idea. What do you mean? It's my idea? We all we had a meeting here. Most of them stood up. No, we didn't. This was something you forced on us. Right? I didn't force it on you. We all agreed. Then the fourth one truly stood up, right. So one by one, every single person planted strategically around the the the Nadi is basically publicly challenging. Abuja and Abu gehele did not have anybody to support him to that level, because he was
the one who was the most antagonistic, right. And so we just realized something is wrong. People are just standing up one after the other. And he said, Well, like this is a plan that all of you have hatched. This is a plan that all and that was true, right? It was a plan. They had all that this is a plan that all of you have asked. But of course, they didn't confess to this. And it seemed as if the public support had now shifted away. And then the final thing happened that of course, completely turned the tide. One day the Profit System went to double bottom, in the sharp in the valley.
And he said that, oh, my uncle.
Allah has informed me that the treaty that they wrote, has been eaten up by termites or ants, except for the phrase bismack alone. Just the name of Allah. The whole treaty has now the cabinet is locked up, nobody goes in.
And if the termites are on the paper, they should also be in the cab. I mean, you wouldn't expect the trauma just to go there and and how would anybody know this? And of course it is in a sealed pouch, you know, they have a parchment, they seal it up, it's in a cloth and everything. So the process of them said, Allah has told me Allah has informed me that the whole contract has been eaten up except for Bismillah. R butadiene said your Lord has told you this. He said yes, he has told me this. I will probably have said, I will stake my whole case on this. He said yes, sacred on this. So I will thought if done for the first time since the enactment of the treaty, marched back with the
group of basically
non Muslims of the brainwashing. And this shows us how strong are the ties of kinship, that even though they're not
Muslims, still, it's a matter of pride, how could you have done this, there was only one coward, I forgot to mention one coward, who refuse to be deprived of the luxury of living in the city. And that is Abu lahab. Abu lahab was the one person who basically publicly denounced like, I have nothing to do with these guys anymore. I am now on your site. And he basically defected away if you like from the the brainwashing. So, Buddha Hall did not live in the boycott, he went, he was in the city of Mecca. So the Prophet says that I'm told I will bother, I will thought he went back into the the heroin for the first time. And he said, All my people, let's forget about everything. Let's just
bring out this treaty. And let's see if we can reach in negotiation and deal. So they became happy that maybe you're going to agree to hand over the process of them. So they took out the treaty from the it's still in the end still in the the capsule is still in the the cloth, right? And they put it here. Now, I will have said, My nephew has informed me that his Lord has told him that the treaty is no longer in existence. Everything has been eaten except wismec alone. So my challenge to you is a lot of steaks at all on his a man in the Profit System. Tell me the truth. My challenge to you is, if that is the case, then let us be and we'll return to MCC. And we'll ignore the whole incident,
basically. And if it's not, then I'll hand over him to you instantaneously do with him as you please, please take everything on what the process would have told him. Right? So they said, Well, of course. I mean, it seems obvious to them, why would that possibly harm them. And so they opened up the bag, they opened up the cloth, and lo and behold, there was no treaty, except for the phrase bismack alone. And they were fury ated. They said this is of the magic that he's done. But they couldn't do anything because the promise had been given. And therefore this allowed them to return back to Makkah. And this was what caused the treaty to be to be unraveled. And during this time,
there's a incidents that we cannot narrate because there's too advanced Arabic. One of the things that's most interesting of this time,
I will thought it wrote what is considered to be the most eloquent poem of the Arabic language during this time, and it is called the lamea. It is called the lamea of Abu Talib, because every single verse ends with the letter lamb, every single verse ends with that letter down. So it's called the lamea, the poem of lamb, and it is around 100 lines of poetry. And it is universally acknowledged to be the pinnacle really of
was not quite pre Islamic poetry but the poetry of that era. Even kathira says this poem beats all of the seven martial artists about the seven hanging ODEs beats all of them, not just in style, but in content. Because the seven hanging O's they talk about women in love and romance and wine, whereas this one is talking about
the correlation treatment of them, and how evil the correlation were and what they did. And the fact that the harem has not even protected the origin from doing this to their own kith and kin. And so the content is absolutely powerful, unfortunately, because we're giving the talk in English and we're like, even if we were doing it in Arabic, I challenge any Arab to read this Lambie and understand that you understand what God poetry is like, right. And it's very advanced and very beautiful. Nonetheless,
butadiene composed during this time, and it is recorded all in his home and others record all of this point, some of the benefits we gained from this and I shall open the floor for q&a, some of the benefits we gained. It's amazing to see the ties of kinship amongst the bundle Hashim, the mud W, abdomen F, even those who are not Muslim, they're going to suffer along with the Muslims merely out of a nationalistic pride, an anger that they could be treated this way. I will thought it was not a Muslim, and he stayed there in his tent, he stayed there for two or three years. It is all a part of the wisdom in that way, therefore, to utilize those who have a soft spot to take advantage of those
who want to stand up for truth and justice. Here we see that 3456 people from the kurush they wanted to help the Muslims. They wanted to help the Muslims. And the Prophet system took advantage of that help. Every single nation and society has some people that are mean, and some people that are nice, every religion has some good and some bad. And we take the good from the people when they offer it. And we use it against their own bad, which is what the process of them did, right? These were coresh not all of them.
were evil and mean spirited, even if they're all pagans, and other worshipers, some of them wanted to break the boycott. And so the profitsystem took advantage of that. And we too, in this land, we're gonna find people who they have nothing but hatred of Islam. They don't want to hear anything. And there are others who want to stand up for truth for freedom. They want to be open minded and tolerant. And just like the prophets ism, we need to take advantage and reach out to those who are open minded, reach out to those who want to support freedom and use it against their own bigotry, like the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam did, and therefore from the story, we learned that the
Prophet system and the Sahaba they returned back to Makkah, probably two and a half years because somebody was they say to some, say three, probably around the 10th year of the Dawa, when the Prophet system was around 49 years old, they finally returned to Mecca. But unfortunately, as we'll discover, soon inshallah, as we continue, Allah subhana wa tada tested them with some of the most traumatic and troubling tests and trials at this time, the death of a robotic the death of a DJ, and then the incident of life, one low after the other, this was the lowest period of this year of the Prophet system and this will all be a precursor to the immigration to Medina and inshallah that is
something we will continue talking about later on. If there are any questions now inshallah we can take them and then break for salata, Russia.
the issue of marriage, we will talk about each other as well, later on. There are so many opinions when marriage took place.
Some say 50 of the die was some say 70 of the Dow was some say 20 of the Dow was Some say the last year of the Dow There's even an opinion that there were multiple Merrill edge, there's even a pin that there were multiple Merrill edge. One of the biggest problems that the researcher of the Sierra has, there was no calendar at the time, there was no dates. Nobody said in the fifth year of the Dawa, and the seventh year of the hidden, nobody said that. We all know the calendar was initiated by Omar in the 17th year of the Israel, correct, right. So nobody is telling us dates. They're just telling us things that happened. And every single book of Sierra that you read in our times, is a
reconstruction of many, many small tidbits narrated that the author of the zero book has to reconstruct. And even his Sham himself is no exception exception. But even even a sham has to reconstruct events because he doesn't know when exactly it took place. So it's been a sham is one opinion, you might find another opinion inside, you might find another opinion and other books. And it is difficult to say for certain when the Islamic marriage took place.
Most scholars say that it took place after the death of double bottom and the death of Khadija and the incident of life. And if this is the case, that it makes a lot of logical sense.
But the fact of the matter is at an academic level, I have to tell you, we don't have anything definitive about when it took place. In terms of linking it to a year, we don't
I will feel
we don't have a definitive Islam talking about.
No, there's nothing narrated about the way that the arrows would have calendars is the way that many pagan societies had calendars. And that is that they would reference a year by something major that happened in it, this was the year that would have died. This was the year that the the elephant attack, this was the this is how God so you know, as you grow older, you are witnessing the years. So you remember, this was the year the tsunami struck, this was the the hurricane game, this was the year so they would mention one event of the year. And the year would then be known by that incident. Right? But we don't have records of what these years were called, when or what institution the
calendar called us. And yeah, and even that the records that we have, or incidents, not years and dates, this happened that happened this, then we need to reconstruct and this is the biggest problem of this era, not just for this issue for any and every issue. Yani, I've done a lot of research into the Battle of art. And one of the most confusing things about the Battle of warford is you have maybe 150, smaller hudy
Well, how do you know what's the order of these ahadith? And not just the order, but in fact, there are simultaneous things happening right? It's the three dimensional battle, right? There's one frontier and other frontier, another frontier, it's almost impossible really, to state definitively. You just have to have a little bit of guesswork, a little bit of
luck. You know, when you when you say this, it's a very difficult thing at an academic level. Of course, at a simple level, you read a book of sera hamdulillah Good morning.
level, it's very difficult to try to piece this together. And I feel it is not fair to not tell you this. So I think it is appropriate that you should know academically installing mirage. Of course we believe it happened it was mentioned in the Quran, how the there are so many a Hadith, but When did it happen? We really don't know. If somebody were to say, the fifth year of the data, there would be evidence for that. And if somebody would have, say, the 10th 11th year of the data, there's evidence for that.
How do we decide or how we feel?
So the question is, and how do we know when to stop and when to continue?
There's no doubt that we have a limited life and limited resources. And we need to prioritize, you know, basically plant seeds where they're at where there's fertile soil, there's no doubt about that, you know, we are active where there is a room for being active. And when we find a stubbornness, a wall being put between us and the person we feel disinclined to to engage. Notice that the Profit System in the early phase of the Dow IE when it was a private that he only went to those whom he thought would be open minded, and he didn't even go to Abu lahab that's why everybody who came down, he didn't go to Abuja, you know, so we need to have the sense of well, who do we
think is going to be more productive to go to when I said we don't lose hope. I mean, we don't pass a verdict on somebody, because there is never any hope for him. There is no doubt our resources are limited, we will have to choose the people that we feel are more conducive, more open minded. And that will be a judgment call. Even if we're wrong, our HD head will not be punished by Allah. In a we're doing our best. And if somebody comes to us, like Omar came to the process, the process of never approach trauma, because he didn't think it was wise to do so. He didn't approach Abu jihad. But he did approach many other people who didn't, except to some unbelievable leader, we mentioned
him right, he went to Al Walid multiple times, many of the other seniors of Christ, so we need to use our better judgment. And also of course, there's a common sense point whoever you have access to your circle of interaction is unique to you in the whole world. Nobody has your degrees of influence right? Nobody has your circle of interaction. So you need to see what is the best way the best time the best methodology and inshallah whatever he had you do you're going to be you know, rewarded for this inshallah sisters any good
in private or with a group, because I don't remember in private ever. Maybe there is some but all nine what I remember what I recall.
And also, there's somebody who's going to come to my door and ask for something, I would give it to him.
It was a story that he invented, he doctored his door and said that I would have given it but I'm not willing to accept
To look this one. I mean, from what I recall, he never approached I wish I had one on one. It was always in a gathering. But if this is true, then those are true.
Because these were the two most powerful, most influential people.
So he's saying, oh, Allah, gift me one of these two people. Give me one of these two people. And he knew that Allah could do whatever he wants, right. So from this, we derived, like I said, it is a part of our wisdom to concentrate, and to give extra attention to those who are people of respect and power and knowledge and whatnot. There's no question about the sisters, any questions with the sisters?
And then this good?
how far can a Muslim?
How far can the Muslims reciprocate? There is no clear cut
line about this. And it's something we need to leave to the scholars of every era to discuss how much
reciprocation is allowed. You know, as long as the Shah of Islam are not compromised, as long as we don't have to worship
chords are to how long right? To defend with life, limb and property. This is something the scholars will decide that to what level can we go to is a very deep question. And it's a very pertinent question in our times looking at the circumstances we're in. And it is a question that varies from time to time and place to place. And it varies from conflict to conflict as well. But what might be permitted in one conflict might not be permitted in another? So we leave it to the scholars of that era? I know it's a cop out answer, but it is the truth. It's not, we cannot have a precise answer for this. At times, we will defend them to the death and we accept well expect a lot to reward us,
right. And at times, it's not something that is worth our lives and we'll just defend financially and verbally. And it depends, as we said, time to time place to place with this, I'm afraid