Seerah – 84 Conversion of Ka’b ibn Zuhayr
Channel: Yasir Qadhi
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Shaykh Yasir Qadhi delves into the story behind the conversion to Islam of one of the most illustrious poet of the time – Ka’b ibn Zuhayr who was the son of Zuhayr ibn Abi Salma. Zuhayr was a celebrated poet himself having written the seven hanging poems. He had died before the advent of Islam but his son Ka’ab had huge animosity for the Muslims writing poetry against them and also belittling women in the worst way possible.
Ka’ab thought about conversion to Islam on the insistence of his newly converted Muslim brother and this brings him to Madinah to the Prophet ﷺ. And he eventually does enter the religion of Islam. How does it happen? Listen intently.
‘The poem of Banat Su’ad’ is an important topic for discussion which was given the name – ‘the poem of the Burda’.how did this come to be?what is the story behind this?There are two Burdas: the original Burda (cloak) which is the original one and this is was written by Ka’b.
When the Prophet ﷺ heard this poem, he was immensely moved and hence, he took off his cloak and handed it to him. Imagine! This could be the unparalleled prestige and honour that could be granted to a poet. The version of the Burda that is commonly recited in this time is – the Burda of Busairi.
Also, Shaykh Yasir discusses the incidents that transpired between Tufail ibn Amr and the destruction of the idol named Dhil Kafayn. Also, the story of Ali ibn Abi Talib being sent on a mission to At-Thay for the same purpose make up the next part of the video.
The death of the daughter of Prophet ﷺ, Zainab bint Muhammad who was his eldest daughter happened in the 8H. Zainab, Ruqayyah and Umm Kulthum RA – this is the order of the death of his daughters. Fatima RA died 6 months post the death of the Prophet ﷺ.
Bismillah R Rahman Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salatu salam ala Sayyidina Muhammad Anwar Ali he was a big marine about. So we are now and today's lesson is going to continue from post conquest of Makkah, what happened in the remaining months of the eighth year of the hedgerow, and a number of interesting incidents took place. The first of them that we'll discuss took place probably two weeks after the process and returned from the conquest of Mecca back to Medina. And that was the Islam of probably the single most famous poet in the entire Arabian peninsula. In fact, he would be the greatest poet alive at the time. Now we are already mentioned that the poets of the Horus had
either been executed or accepted Islam by now the kurush poets have either they have either been executed but or they have been killed by other or executed postmarket. Because some of the poets were executed at the conquest of Makkah, remember the the role and the nature of poets, propaganda machines, so the worst amongst them? There, they were the ones that basically were not forgiven, but it was primarily the poets, and some amongst them repented, as we already mentioned, who knows the name of one of them who repented Last time, we talked about one or two of the poet's Abdullah zaveri. And we also mentioned Abu sufian, even al Haddad, the cousin of the process of them, these
are all mediocre above average poets, even the poet of the kadesh Abdullah czar, but he's the main point of the correction. There was a poet really in the Arabian Peninsula that was renowned. He is the premier if you like, shall have the Arabs at the time. And his name is Gabby Evans, Ohio, cabins Ohio, and cabin so here is the son of zohaib and Avi Selma. And perhaps this brings back some bad memories of the Arabs in high school, so hated me that'd be Selma. Any any bells ringing the audience Oh, hey, Selma, somebody please salvage, Arabic education please.
While Nakata, sabar, this is why the famous hate of the the seven hanging points. This is one of the authors of the seven hanging points. And while Nakata Saba, this is his son, now, the zoo he died before
he died before the coming of Islam. So he died when the process was a young man. And he never met the process of him his son got a benzo Hey, this is the one that we're talking about. So his father is really the greatest of the era poets, or we can say, of the greatest of the pre Islamic digitally era poets, you know, ranking with Immanuel case and a Navajo these are the most famous of all of the jehadi poets. So this is the son born and raised basically by his father. And
throughout the course of the call of Islam, garbanzo had had taken an animosity, a position of animosity. He had written poems against the prophets of the locker, they will send them. Eventually his brother accepted Islam. And this caused him to become even more angry. And he wrote a satire, lampooning his brother for converting to Islam, he wrote a harsh satire against his own blood brother. And eventually, when he basically ran out of things to say, he crossed the line that you do not cross, he began talking about Muslim women. And that's a line that we know you don't cross it with the early Sahaba. And he started using vulgar words and basically went to a level that is
simply not acceptable. And it was understood that there is no mercy for him now. Now, by the way, he's not a karate, right. He is coming from a tribe, basically, in central Arabia. He's not here. He's not of the hora, she's not, he's never seen the process. I've never been to Medina. So this is his son. And he's from the tribe of mosaic. And mosaic is up north north of Medina, and his brother, whom he had lampooned and sad, tired and ridiculed. After the conquest of Makkah, has brought brother wrote him a very heartwarming letter letter telling him that look, either you had better flee this land, if you value your life, leave Arabia, or else convert to Islam, and seek forgiveness
for the prophets. I send them and repent, because if you repent then and he says in his lecture, the prophet system always accepts the repentance of those who repent. So, even though his brother had basically done the worst thing imaginable at the time, which is to write a lampooning satirical point, still the Muslim brother responded in kindness, the Muslim brother responded in care and love. He wrote him a letter basically telling him Look, you don't have any choice anymore. You cross the line comarca is conquered. Your life is at stake unless you convert or you get out.
of the Arabian Peninsula. And so, Zuhair thought for a long time, and he realized that in fact, he did not believe in idolatry, that he was only sticking to culture and custom. And it wasn't like a deep seated belief in idolatry. And so he realized that he actually does want to convert to Islam. And he came to Medina and because he was from the tribe of mosaica, nobody really recognized him he's an unknown person in terms of face in terms of name everybody knows him, but in terms of face nobody has yet seen him. So he enters Medina and
he spends the night at it is said the for the house of a distant relative or acquaintance who knew him and he told him to keep his mother's secret salata legit. He showed up in the masjid, and after slotted budget, he prayed for God. And he approached the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam, he put his hand in the hand of the prophet SAW Selim. And he didn't say who he was, he said, God, Eben Zuhair is seeking your protection. He's basically as if he's the messenger got the messenger from God ngadimin. So he is seeking your protection, repenting for what he has done and accepting Islam? Will you accept? So the process Some said yes, I will accept. So God then said Anna gathered inside.
I am Gavin zohaib. And as soon as he said this, one of the unsolved stood up to basically execute him on the spot, but with permission of the province so so them and the prophets have said let him be he has come to an event, any Muslim and he has come repenting and accepting Islam, so let him be. So he said, may I recite for you? You're a pseudo law. May I recite for you a poem. So he has a poem prepared? And so the prophet SAW Selim said, go ahead and recite, and he recited one of the most famous famous poems in the entire Syrah literature. And it is called the classical Syrah. Books call it the point of banana to swabbed the point of banana to throw out and later scholars call it
deployment of the Buddha. Now, deployment of the Buddha, there's two Buddha's so please make a note of this. There's two boulders. There's the original Buddha, which is this one. There's the original Buddha. What does that mean? The cloak. So cloak, because it is said that when gab even Suhail recited this beautiful poem, The profitsystem took off his cloak, and gave it to him. And that is the highest honor you give a poet that you give your own cloak, you give your own shawl to the poet. And so this is the original Buddha, which hardly anybody reads because it is in deep classical Arabic. And of course, it's mentioned in all the books have been examined as half and actually,
today, believe it or not, I will actually recite some Arabic poetry because some of the Arab brothers are kind of left out that you always skip over the poetry So today, we're actually going to go over some Arabic lines and I'll quiz you guys be ready. Oh, all the Arabs quiz you guys you ready?
Well, you're as well we're gonna quiz you guys inshallah, yeah, this is
your Indian. Now he becomes Indian.
You speak Arabic better than you speak Hindi hollows. So, this is the original Buddha. Okay. There is another poem that is commonly called the Buddha and that is the Buddha of society. That is the board of society that everybody in the masjid has heard, even if you don't know it's called the Buddha of society, right? This is the famous Buddha that Allahumma salli wa sallam diamond evident, right, this is
some of the lines of the poet of the poem art Mohammedan. Say you
say the code anyway.
Even arobin woman or Jimmy, this is the famous Buddha that's the border of elbow siree boss. It was a poet of the seventh century digital 700 years ago, 600 years later, was it is a medieval poet. And the reason why that is called the Buddha, and that's the famous one you hear it, you know, even the famous bucks then it goes off or somebody does it and the Arabs as well as on the Turks as well every ethnicity recites this poem, every ethnicity This is like the most famous poem famous individuals and basically that is recited and some people criticize it for some lines and others say that's no big deal, this poetic license, but the point being that that Buddha is not the one we're
talking about, why is that called the border because elbows it the medieval poet, claims that he saw the process of in a dream and he recited this point him in the dream, and the Prophet says in the dream, took off his cloak and gave it to him. Okay, now this is obviously only coming from the author, and no doubt that raises some questions, but nonetheless, it is called Alberto. We are not going to talk about that. poem, we are talking about the original Buddha, which is the Buddha of gap in Zoho which
begins bandits who are don't fall bill Yo mama is born with a woman through Harlem Yokohama kobudo. Now I'm not going to go into this is a two page point. The reason why this port This poem is so classical is because it is upon the methodology or the style of the classical Arabic poetry. And it begins as all classical Arabic poets begin with a love story story, believe it or not, right? And the love story is a metaphor. It's not really literally taken. And the girl is sad, bandit swag, so I'd love to me right that's always love stories, the girl leaves a loss right? Then at swag. So I left me and walked away, as in the mall, Marla participa keyfinder k, pay, find up Give me the club
even woman's CD, right. So he every single poem of classical Arabic begins with a lost love. Okay, so this one is no different. And this is interesting because he has versifying this in front of the Prophet sallallahu sallam. But there's a metaphor, right, there's a simile or basically a meaning that is more profound than, than than what is intended. And what we're interested in is really the last third of the poem, which is really very beautiful. And I thought that for a change today, instead of zooming over the poetry, I said, beautiful poem. Today, I'll go into a little bit of a tangent and just read some of the lines in Arabic with translation. And I did not translate the poem
actually got one of the famous linguists, Professor of Arabic, it's one of the universities who has translated the point. This is very deep Arabic. And honestly, we're not in no exaggeration at all. These lines are almost impossible for someone like me to translate without immense help, not just someone like me, in all honesty, most of the Arabs here as well. This is something that is almost impossible. These are now you know, words and styles and ellipses that are simply beyond modern Arabs to understand. So I got the help of a number of translations, and I wanted to reset and some of these lines are very, very famous. One of them in particular, is something that I myself and some
of us in this room will take great pride in and you will see why when we get there. So the last third of it, new bit to another pseudo law, he arrived and he will laugh. We're in the rasulillah Hema Moodle, that I have been informed that the Prophet Rasool has threatened me or basically taught said that I will be executed when affluenza rasulillah Moodle, but receiving pardon at his hands is a great hope. Now Helen had aka Lady ataka nanofiller tell Karani Fie her mama you don't have to slow down Be careful before somebody kills me slow down. The one who gave you are the one who gifted you this Koran with its warnings and it's and it's tough Sealy would be good counsels latter who
then need to be acquired wish it wasn't as no one oh Catherine, aka wielu Don't believe everything the rumormongers say about me even if the rumormongers are saying a lot, because I am not as guilty as they claim. Right so he is saying latter, who then need be acquainted with shotty what am as in a worker through a field called wielu don't listen to all of the rumormongers that they say about me. Even if the rumormongers are saying a lot of things, I'm not as guilty as they are claiming. And then he has some very powerful lines, which are is a huge metaphor, like a coma common low Yoku movie, smell malaria smell. filou Laval yada yada and Nicola humann Rasulullah Habib Nila Heaton
wielu is very powerful here that I am now standing in front of you, you're a pseudo law, I am standing here witnessing and experiencing what if an elephant were to witness and experience it? He would be trembling in terror. Right. So he is basically saying, I am now standing in a place here listening and experiencing mallow. Yes, smell roofie Lu, if even an elephant Listen, Laval la Raja he will be trembling with fear in an akuna la hoomin rasulillah he isn't a la Heaton wielu except if the profits are set up with the permission of Allah would grant him some respite had a while back to Yamini maluna zero who until I placed my hand in his right hand. I shall never let go of that right
hand fee caffee Zenith demartino key looky loo in the palm of the one we are all in all of the looky loo is again very powerful. His what is played here is like his intimation, what he might hint at, right? What he simply wishes will become the wish, right? Pedro will key to whatever he hints at. The people will do basically, he doesn't even have to command he just has to wish it and it will become what people say is done. And this is very powerful here that he is saying. And then he goes into a very beautiful metaphor of the Profit System.
like a lion and people running Helter Skelter away like out of fear out of all of him. And then
he then goes on to a very powerful line, which I think most of us, some of us in this room should take great pride in. And it's one of the most famous lines of Islamic poetry ever. And it is the most famous line of this poem. In Rasool Allah neurone Mustafa will be he mohana don't mean Sufi la he must Lulu, this one line here is the most famous line of the poetry of cap it means your head and we Indians should take great pride in this line, great pride in this line. Why? In rasulillah neuron usaba will be he verily the Prophet is a light
that others will take their guidance from. And then he said, say four or more 101 min. So you feel that he must Lulu, he is like Mohanad and Mohanad is a Hindi sword. Mohanad is what the Arabs called the Hindi sword. So the Prophet says is being compared to a Mohanad Why am I hunted? Because Indian swords were the best swords at the time. In seventh century Arabia, the best swords that they would love to import came from India and Indian metal and Indian metallurgy and Indian basically a steel was considered to be the pinnacle of perfection. So our profit system is called Mohan Dune, which is from Hinde, a sword from India. And he is called safe from him. And so you follow him as Lulu, he is
an Indian sword that has been unsheathed in the path of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Basically, fighting and this is really the only praise given of an ethnicity that someone like myself can take pride in. Right? So many of the Sierra lessons they praise the Yemenis. They praise this they praise that what can us Indians take pride in and when I say Indian now the Pakistanis are very considerable Indian for this idea, just for this, Heidi, put all of those things aside, because you all go back to India, right? And we can even say the Bengalis as well, because they're also more 100 that that whole region is Mohammed right? That whole region is India. So our Prophet says is being called
Mohanad, which is the Indian sword men so you feel that he must Lulu and then it goes on in beautiful lines here. But the point being the one phrase that is the most important is in rasulillah neuron usaba will be a mohana don't mince you feel like Massoud. This is the most famous line and it translates as the prophet SAW Selim is a light that others seek their guidance from. And he is a Mohanad of the swords of Allah has been unsheathed and it goes on. It's like the page and a half. And this the poetry was so beautiful, as we said that the process was so moved that he took off his Buddha, and he gave it to Caribbean Zuhair. And he also told him Oh God, you have harmed the
unsalted with your tongue. So now praise them. So God wrote some poetry, which is also recorded in the books of the Syrah beautiful lines about the unsought and aroma of no hot dog. His favorite poet was God, he would always quote gab all the time, and it is well known that and so can I basically died, a Muslim and he is the most famous poet of his era, and he accepts Islam at the hands of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. What else happened during this final few months of the eighth year of the hilldrup. So after the conquest of Mecca, the prophet system began conquering the smaller tribes, the smaller regions, the the tribes that are semi independent, around muck around
nudged, and he is sending small expeditions, we're not going to go over each and every one of them because that's beyond the scope of this class. He also chooses leaders and Zakat collectors and teachers to send them across Arabia, leaders, so sometimes you will send a governor, he sends somebody to govern when there's a need, sometimes you'll send the teacher so he'll send somebody to teach them to hold on the suddenness Allah. Sometimes you'll send this ecard collector to collect their jizya and there and there's a cat. And sometimes the same person will do multiple jobs, he'll be the governor, and there's a card collector and the teacher. So all of this is This chapter will
simply gloss over by saying this is what he did. No need to mention all of the names and who went where. But for the first time, what we see the Islamic State is being reorganized in political lines. For the first time governors were being appointed. For the first time there's a bureaucracy that is put into place by the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Also, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam sent a number of expeditions to
destroy the smaller idols that still were being worshipped the largest idols, they had been destroyed, but there were still areas that had semi famous idols. And for the next year, he sent a number of expeditions to destroy these idols. So he sent to failure number two, an idol in Yemen.
called the caffeine. And this was by the tribe of those which is the tribe of Bora Bora from this tribe. They had a massive idol called DeLuca fame. And in their arrogance, they had even built a structure. They called it the Kava. So they wanted to compete with the Kaaba in Mecca. And they called it the Kava and vilka Fein was in this false gather. So the profitsystem sent to fate of an AMA with 400 people to basically get rid of the structure and to fail, said Dr. rasulillah. I have a problem that I don't. I'm not able to ride on a horse I always fall off. So the processor may do it for him that make him firm. So he never fell off a horse as long as he lived. And he went to the
cafe, and he burned down this temple. It was a massive temple in Yemen. He also sent Jedi ribbon Abdullah as well, to the Hadassah, and he said to God, Abdullah, that will you not get rid of Valhalla suffering? And then Hala was another idol that was worshiped in Yemen and other province of Yemen. And so the Valhalla was also destroyed. And again, this shows us the Prophet system is feeling irritated at these idols who said, Will you not get rid of the Hadassah for me. So he's not at peace knowing that idols were being worshipped in the Arabian Peninsula, and he did not want idolatry to be especially in the Arabian Peninsula. And that's what Allah revealed in the Quran as
well as Buddha, Toba which is going to come in a few months. So the total revealed in a few months that you know, from now on, basically no more should it should be in this land. And our Prophet system expelled all machinery came from the Arabian Peninsula. He did not want any idol worshipers in the Arabian Peninsula. And he also sent it
to the tribe of Altai, which is now in the city of Hatton in Saudi Arabia. There's a city called in this city, how was the province of the tribe of three and who is the famous person of a three Oh, Arabs have Tim authority Hatem authority, and Hatem authority is well known, well known in Islam as being the most what generous all of you know this right how Timothy EULA hula hooping method and he there is a he is considered to be the pinnacle of generosity and of Karen Hatem a thought he died before Islam, his son Id had been hacked him is to become a famous Sahabi. So the next incident we're going to talk about is this Islam of Id even Hatem so Hatem authority, as we said, Every Arab
knows of him. You studied this in your textbooks back at again grade school, this is like fables, you know, like you have these legends and fables have had them a thought he had a motto, it is said that, you know, he would feed all of his guests standing all the time with the most luxurious of foods. There are hundreds of stories that about him when strangers would come, they would be treated like kings. And there. It is well known that in this entire province in the entire Arabian peninsula, no one was known for the generosity more than Hatem authority, and he was the chieftain of the abida of play. He dies, his son ID comes in charge, and Id Eben Hatem. He clearly did not
have the same traits and characteristics as his father in that when he heard that the Muslims were conquering various lands. He decided he wants to escape route. So he took some camels, he took some wealth, and he prepared them in case he needs to flee and leave abandoned his people. And that's exactly what happened that when the Muslims were coming, he heard that the Muslims were coming. He had stationed various people, he is the chieftain. When he hears they're coming he literally abundance and he flees with his wives and children and his wife, and he flees to Northern Arabia, close to the Roman Empire. And had Id even had him not had him Id even Hatem had converted to
Christianity. It even had him as a Christian. So he has a good relationship with the Roman Emperor. So he flees with his family with his belongings and he's living a comfortable cushy life up north for a while. The Muslims under the authority they conquered the tribe have a fight, they destroy the the massive idol because that's what's happening after the conquest of Mecca, all the idols are being destroyed, and they bring some prisoners of war back to Medina. And lo and behold, one of the women in this gathering in this prisoner gathering, she begins to basically demand an audience with the process of them. She says, I am the daughter of hachimantai right. I'm the daughter of Hatem so
Daughter of Hatem is a big deal your your father was Hatem which is the most famous, generous Arab, so she demands an audience so the process man speaks with her and she says that you know, you should free me and and I am the daughter of so and so when you should be generous and a little bit generous to you. So the Prophet system agreed to free her simply because she was the daughter of Hatton so he gives her money. He gives her a camel, he gives her protection.
And he says go wherever you want. She finds out her brother is up north. That's it have been hacked and who is the chieftain? So she goes back to her brother. After rebuking him and getting angry at him that they abandoned her. He then she then says, Why don't you go back to Mohammed so seldom go back down to him. At this point, she's not a convert, go back down to him. Because look, there's one of two possibilities. Either he's a prophet or he's a king.
And if he's a prophet, you might as well believe and the of the for the early you convert the better. And if he's a king, then you might as well win some favor with him. So she's an intelligent lady she understands. And you the very fact that she mentioned he might be a prophet shows that she's already thinking that he might be a prophet. So I do have been hacked and he tells his story, actually, in the first person, because one of the tab Iran in Kufa, it died in Kufa, one of the top Iranian Kufa decided to go to ideas a very old man, by the way, ID is one of the longest living Sahaba ever, he died at the age of 120. And he lived very long life he actually fought, he saw the
killing of it, sorry, this man, and he fought with it to be positive in the Battle of Safin. He participated in the Battle of Safin. And because of this, so, even the sheer they respect him immensely, the Shia, you should know they respect a handful of Sahaba the claim that Sudanese have the reject all the Sahaba is not true. Rather, they reject or they don't like most of the Sahaba and they respect some a handful of Sahaba. And of those Sahaba is ID because he fought with it even though we thought of as far as we respect all the with the Sahaba ID and the other so are the narratives own story. He was asked this as an old man in Kufa, it's in the first person. And he
says, there was no one who was more despised to me than the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. But I said to myself, after his sister talk to him, basically, let me go and meet him. If he is speaking the truth, I shall listen to him directly. And if he is not, then it won't harm me. So it makes his way to Medina. And this is now in the eighth year of the hedgerow. Some say the early ninth, so basically after the conquest of Mecca, and when he arrived in Medina, some of the people recognized him and they began shouting, this is how they have been had him and a crowd gathered around him. He's a famous guy whose fathers had him authority, and people gather around him. And they take him
to the process of that this is it, this is it. And he walked into Medina without any protection. So he, there is this sense of any nobody's going to hurt me? I'm the son of Hatton basically, right? He has this notion. And he's correct, and that he does have that honor and privilege after all, his sister was freed merely because his or her father was was hot. And so he just walked into Medina without any protection. And the people, some of them recognized, they start guiding around him, they take him to the Prophet system, and they say this is how it had been hacked him. So the Profit System said to him, he ID as slim to slim, widely accepted Islam, you shall be safe, meaning it will
be better for your deen and your dunya. And I already said that I already have a good religion that I follow, meaning I'm a Christian. And at the time, both the hood and the solder, they felt themselves what?
superior to the pagans. And they were and they are even harsher. They are they are right, they felt themselves superior. So it's as if he's telling the process and why would I want to embrace your faith? I'm not a pagan. go preach to the pagans, I already have a civilization in a religion that I'm a part of. Right. So the process of repeated is slim to slim. And he said the same thing that I am
a person that already has a religion. He said it for a third time, and it said this for the third time. Then the profitsystem said, Yeah, ID and then we'll be Dini. communica. This is a classic line from the Sierra. Oh, God, I know your religion better than you know your religion.
I know Christianity better than you think you know, Christianity. I know the message of Jesus Christ better than you. That's like this, you understand the tower he's giving him right? I know your religion better than you know your religion. And then he said and to demonstrate this is a very interesting point here to demonstrate this. He said, Are you not the leader of your people? And he said, Yes. The President said do you not take one fourth of their income in taxes?
He said, Yes. The President said and Do you not know that your own religion forbids you to do this?
Meaning he was showing him No, you're not even following what you know to be true. And I know this. And this is a very powerful, you know, that was seen with the processor that really demonstrates his knowledge really, and of the ways in the customs of the people. He's demonstrating to ID that
You are not even following what you know to be Christianity. How about I and I know more about Christianity than you. So it said, I became embarrassed. I didn't, I became ashamed that he has a point here. And I knew that he was a prophet because the very fact he just immediately picks on my hypocrisy, that I claim to be a Christian, but I'm not following the teachings of Jesus Christ. I knew him to be a a prophet, and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam then held him by the hand and took him to his house. And it is narrating this, that on the way to his house, an old lady with a toddler stopped him and began talking to him to get some help and whatnot. So the process of them
stopped in the road. And he continued talking with her until her need was taken care of. Heidi says to himself,
this man is not a king.
This man is not too kinky, for him to stop when he has me and, and of course, he knows who he is. He knows his rank and privilege. And that is, he is the son of Hatton matale. So he says, This man is laced every minute, this is not a king. Then we arrived at his house, he says, and he took out an old worn
mats, and he picked it up and put it under me. And he said, sit, but I was embarrassed because that was the only mat in the room. And if I sat on it, he wouldn't have anything to sit. So I said, No, rather use it. And he insisted, no, you will sit. So I sat down on the mat. And the Prophet system sat down on the sand, this is in his own house, and he only has one mat to sit on. Right? And He then said to me, do you know of any other God besides Allah?
And Adi said, No, there is no god other than Allah. So the problem said, Do you know any who is more mighty and powerful than Allah? I they said no.
Then the person said Verily inelia who the Moldovan Allah him oneness, all
that the hood are mobile, and then Assad are misguided and, and incorrect in what they believe. And then he said, and this is we're gonna come we're gonna dissect this this dour, this entire conversation shallow, we'll dissect it in a while. Then he said, perhaps you're not accepting Islam, because of the state of the people around me, meaning political weakness, poverty, like ID is a Christian. And it has contacts with the Roman Emperor, and it is now living next to the Roman Empire. So he is now connected with the premier civilization of the world. And it is now coming and seeing the Muslims of Medina, who at this stage still don't have that civilization. So the President
said perhaps you are not accepting Islam, because of the state of the people around me. Have you heard of a hero which is a city in Yemen? He said, Yes, I have heard of it, but I haven't been there. The President said Verily, it's only a matter of time before a lady will leave a hero
wanting to do a walk in Makkah and not having any company to protect her. And she will not be scared of anything other than if you like the wolf or her flock or something of this nature. And it is only a matter of time before the treasures of Misra hospital will be distributed amongst us. At this it said kisara Eben hormoz the emperor of the assassinate at the the Persian Empire and the President said kiss a lot in hora most and it is only a matter of time before a person will go around the streets of Medina asking for somebody to take sada and he will not find a single person wanting to take sada ID is narrating this hadith it is a headache. It is narrative this hadith and he said well
law he I have seen two of these three things.
Which will these two has you seen the lady this the peace and security of the Muslim land that from Yemen, which is the furthest point down south, right? The point is like the further city down south will go all the way too much. And she's so confident that nothing will harm or that there's no fear even for it. So the political stability is talking about then the wealth so number one was political stability. Number two is the wealth. You worried about the poverty, we will be distributing the treasures of kisara and it says I was of those who participated in the battle against
muda muda in his test sifan which is the the capital of the assassinated Kingdom desert to this day. If you go to Persia, there is this testify and there's the city that is tourist resort, and you see these beautiful pillars like literally, you know, 50 feet or I don't even 50 100 something feet mean massive pillars in the middle of the desert. You see the palaces of the kissflow to this day. It is a world
And the heritage site to this day. And it says I was of those who participated in the factor in the conquest of medallion, and it goes as for the third, then I know what's going to happen? Well, LA is just a matter of time. And of course, we know it did happen, and it will happen again. It happened once it'll happen again. As for it's happening, once it happened in the time of Rome would have not been as this famous year that would have nabbed the disease,
basically secured the entire financial affairs of the kingdom of the Romanian Empire to such an extent that there were no poor people to accept South Africa and Zika has only happened once but it is an ideal that Allah demonstrated it is possible, right? And it will happen again in the time of the malady, it will happening under the time of the mandate that the mandate will also want to give Zakat and sadaqah. And nobody will need any Zakat and sadaqah. So Id then embraced Islam. Now, the story is very interesting for so many reasons. Look, at first and foremost, the manners of the Prophet of Islam, his humility, his humbleness. This is what opened up the heart of it to Islam.
Initially, this man can't be a king, also look at it already had two clear perspectives. He's either a king, or he is a prophet is an intelligent man, him and his sister have understood that there must be one of the two because he's conquering the Arabian Peninsula. So he either one's political ambition and power, or he's correct and what he is saying, and being with the process of for five minutes, and he rules out, this man is not a king. Look at that. Just imagine, he rules out this man is not a king. Now notice as well, the prophet system then opens up the theological angle after demonstrating the law, which he doesn't need to show off. He's doing this right, this is what the
processor is demonstrating is about it doesn't need to show it what he is, this is why he is then he begins the theological debate, simple and to the point of them is I know your religion better than you. Right? And we're lucky we as Muslims can use this line, that we are following the teachings of Jesus better than you are. We are following the teachings of Jesus better than you are the actual message of Jesus, we are obeying it. And you can even bring the most obvious examples. Jesus was a practicing Jew, he lived his life according to the laws of the Torah.
He never ate pig he was circumcised, he, you know, he prayed and fasted, this is something that is acknowledged by them. Who amongst humanity still does this and believes in Jesus, with the only people who do this, then we go on with other theological points as well. Also, he mentions after basically praising a law,
and this is human fitara, what percent of religion will say, is there any god besides the One God who created you? Is there anything greater than God? Why would you worship anything greater other than God? So it acknowledges La ilaha illAllah? Not by saying it, but by concept, right? And this is, again, very simple, if the person is sincere, and he's a believer in a God, then you tell them, is there any other being worthy of worship besides Allah? Besides God, whatever name he knows, and of course, you will say no. And then, of course, after this, now, here's where it gets a little bit controversial and politically incorrect, that the Prophet system criticized the theology of the
other religions. They are who they are molded, and then the solder are misguided. And he said this very clearly. And
the reason why he is doing this is because you have to prove the correctness of one faith by disputing the correctness of the others. You cannot really have a theological debate except by refuting the theology of other faith traditions. And this is very touchy in interfaith dialogue in our times that many interfaith dialogues, they don't want to talk about the fact that Oh, each one of us believes we are correct, and the other one is wrong. In fact, there's a trend now to say we're all good, and we're all okay. And last week, when I was in Boston at Harvard, this is really one of the points I brought up is that as we're giving interfaith let us not shy away from the difficult
controversies. Let's not ignore, I mentioned the elephant in the room, I said, right. And this and the biggest elephant in the room is really about salvific exclusivity. This is awkward, but it needs to be said. And once it is said so then you understand now, you know what the issues are. And I have talked about that from an academic perspective. But it doesn't make any sense to say that all religions are valid, when every religion has beliefs that the other deems to be blasphemous. We as Muslims do not believe in Jesus Christ as being the only way for salvation as being the the, you know, the Lord in the Redeemer and the Savior. This destroys the fundamental premise of
Christianity. And it is understood that a Christian person would view us as being outside the fold of salvation, because for him, his entire faith rests on believing the Lord Jesus Christ died for your sins. Right? And we don't believe this. So why is it problematic for him to say this, I don't find it problematic at all. Quite the contrary. If he didn't say this, I will say what type of religion to believe in like if you think
That my beliefs are totally okay, then you should be believing what I'm believing. Why are you you know, being politically correct in this way. So we need to be very clear when we have interfaith, not dialogue. But when we get more than just dialogue, because there's, there's dialogue, and then you go to debate. And when you debate, you do need to get to the awkward issue, that look, we will respect your position in this world. And that's your position, and you have every political right to hold it. But we don't agree with it morally. And we don't agree with it theologically. And we believe that this position is not accepted to our Creator. And we expect him to say the same thing
about us as well. And that's basically a part of this interview. So the process was very explicit, that he does not agree with the theology of the Buddha, no sorrow, and he mentioned that they are not correct. Then, once he realizes that it understands him, now he jumps to the impeding factors. Why is it not a Muslim?
He gets right to the core of it. Perhaps you are judging Islam by our socio economic or socio political status? And this is so relevant, my dear brothers and sisters, why is this relevant? Because how many are the people that know the theology of Islam is very logical, but then they look at the modern Muslim world. They look at? Where does one begin, Boko Haram?
They look at third world. They look at backwardness education, this and that. And they're so turned off, like, How can this be correct? And there's nothing illogical about that frame of mind. It has it right here. You see what I'm saying? It has it right here. And our profit system is basically negotiating with him, perhaps you are not a Muslim, because of what you see of the situation around, then he tells him, Look, you're worried about money? Sure, we'll get all the money in the world. You're worried about political stability, where and he just counters each one of these arguments in a very logical and rational manner. And in our times, as well, therefore, there's nothing wrong with
mentioning the realities of our history, or religion was not anti science. We might be third world now by and large, but but we were not third world for all of our history. Rather, the fact of the matter is most of our history world third world we were the leading, you know, contenders in science and technology, and no doubt. So the reason I say this is as follows. We have two extremes. As usual, we have two extremes. As usual, we have those who consider these aspects of our religion to be the main emphasis of data, science and technology and Middle Ages and alchemy and algebra, and Elvis and all that whatever we did, we invented zero. We didn't invent zero regard for the Indians,
by the way, but that's okay. We'll let you guys have it. hamdulillah glory goes to Islam, no problem. But it's all fine. But this is not the main point of our religion. The main point of religion is theology.
And we should not have this inferiority complex that we need to prove to them that Islam is all about science. No, Islam is primarily about the worship of Allah. That's one extreme, you have the other extreme that if you ever mentioned anything of this nature, they say, Oh, we don't have to give our through any of this, or that was only through Joe Hayden, the Candyman, whatnot. But here's our process of giving, that we're through socio political factors. And there's nothing wrong for us with our heritage, our history, to go back and show that people this is what our faith tradition was, this is what we accomplished, and mentioned, whatever else needs to be mentioned, as long as
this is legitimate and true. And also, by the way, from the story of ID, we also find how culturally aware how psychologically sensitive the processor was to be able to judge ID so quickly. And obviously, this is a miracle from a lot, but he's basically reading it and he's leading him along, you know, to the to the process of the thought process of why are you not a Muslim? Is it theological? Is it this is that until finally it finds nothing to stop him from accepting Islam, and it eventually does accept Islam. And I the visited the process of multiple times. And in one of these visits, he asked a very important question that we should all memorize and use when we need to
So very interesting Hadith, that IDF Navy had him he said he had a school of law, my father used to be good to his relatives, and be generous with the people and do this and do that, shall he be rewarded?
So Hatem Otto, he, the most generous of all Arabs,
the legend of generosity, The Legend of cudham, the legend of hospitality, he is being asked about by his son, Heidi, and the Prophet system responds in a very profound statement.
Your father desired something
He got what he desired.
That's the Hadith. Your father desires something and he got what he desired. And that Hadith isn't even Habana. And it is authentic according to Sharia will another person and what did he desire?
had a motto he wanted fame or you can say, prestige or love or Shura, he wanted Shura. And he got it to the level that 14 centuries later, the Arab world big map, knows of how to apply it to this day. Think about that.
He was generous, and he wanted something and he got it.
And this is an excellent Hadith to use, when
people who are very beloved to mankind, but who do things not for the sake of Allah, they die. Whether they are Nobel laureates, or they are princesses, or they are whoever they are, they did something for whatever reason, they did it and they got what they desired.
And as for the Acura tilaka del Faro, to the jallianwala de la you do not know the weather facade. This digital era is given to those who don't want the fame who don't want, you know, to rule over. As for the Acura, Allah says no Koran woman or Adi Hirata, wa sallahu, saya wahoo. A woman, whoever wants the hero, and he strives for the hero, while he's relieved for in a law, that is the one his reward will be given to him and will not hit. There's nothing embarrassing about this, when a person did not do good for the sake of a law. Why should a low reward very simple, very simple, nothing illogical at all about it, when a person did not do good for the sake of Allah, let him go get his
reward for whatever he did, and he shall get it and they have gotten it. This has happened mottai and this is Fudan and falana. Whoever they might be, people love and respect them. They become legends in this dunya but in the accurate they didn't do it for the author. So as we said, this is the conversion of the Manhattan and he lived a long life and he died
after the conquest of very long after the conquest of Medina after the Battle of Safin, one of the oldest of the Sahaba. Today, he lived a full life before Islam, then he lived a full life after Islam more than 120 years old, very quickly want to finish off some events because next time we will try to show the Battle of two book very quickly, in this year as well in the eighth year of the hedgerow. some very interesting things happened very quickly of the personal life with the process of there was a marriage, there was a divorce, there was a death, there was a birth, in the house of the profitsystem.
There was a marriage, a divorce, a death and the birth. As for the marriage and divorce, it is one of the most bizarre stories and frankly,
inexplicably, to be honest. And the only reason I mentioned it is because I don't want to not mention something of this era that is so well known, but it is only well known to students of Hadith and whatnot. The general Muslim population is not aware of the story, because it truly is bizarre, but I only mentioned it because of the fact I don't want to be accused of not mentioning something that is well known. Right. There's an advanced pseudo class as you know, what happened was that the process of proposed to a lady by the name of Fatima Binta hack from the tribe over the collab and
there isn't enough about her names there's at least six or seven opinions about the name and when when the process of entered in upon her that the married the night of the marriage basically, she for some reason said ooh Billahi min.
I seek Allah's refuge from you.
From the processor, I seek Allah's refuge from you. So the Prophet has said the other day be alim in healthy be Aliki. You have sought refuge and one who is very great. Go back to your family. And so the marriage was not consummated. So the marriage took place. And then before the consummation, he divorced her by saying it helped me be unlucky. Now, why did this occur? It is unclear, because, frankly, these things are not recorded. Why? You know, you don't record these personal things. Even in your own household. If there's some scandal that took place in your generation, it's just not recorded. Why did she say this? What would possibly have? So there's like a number of theories. One
theory is that she was mentally when he mentioned that so she was a little bit, you know, mental. Others say that this was a plot that some of her jealous relatives told her that when the Prophet system comes in, this is what you're supposed to say. And she was jaha in this regard. She didn't understand but when
She said are always a Billahi min, it is a very big thing. So the President said you have sought refuge and allow them. Okay, how long do you want you want? You don't want to be the hollows go back to your family. So he sent her back to her family, whatever the case might be. Clearly Allah did not will that she became one of our mothers.
And this was how it was diverted away. And later on, she would say I am the Myskina I am the you know, how unfortunate Am I that I chose this dunya over the Prophet. So sometimes she regretted this till she died. But she was not. She was technically married, but the divorce took place the same night, right? The same night as the marriage literally, without any consideration. This also shows us a number of things, and that is that
it is allowed to divorce in indirect language. This is called an indirect divorce, you have two types of divorce for lack of a solid product in Canada. And this is can I uh, can I means you, Eugene, you say something that has double meanings. And you intend divorce, the process of did not want to use the word divorce. So he said, Go back to your house, or go back to your family. And that was divorce. Also, by the way, one of the reasons I do raise this point is because there is this myth that the process of never divorced, this is not true. This is simply not true. And I say this because unfortunately, there is a stigma in the Muslim community attached to divorces. And this
stigma has no basis in the Sunnah whatsoever in the Koran, or soon. And it is amazing that the stigma exists because the majority of the process was as were divorcees, in fact all of them other than our issue, right. As we all know, there is a stigma attached to the very notion of divorce, that divorce is inherently evil, and anybody who undergoes it, the two parties must be bad or one of them must be bad, and especially the woman must be bad. All of this has no basis. And I want to emphasize this point, that our Profit System divorced. And this wasn't the only divorce.
We'll come to it inshallah, later on. But he divorced half
and half so was inherited. And gibreel came and said, Take her back. And so he took her back, because Allah said that she's going to remain your wife. So he took her back. So the stigma that we as a culture have for divorce really needs to be erased and cleans. There's nothing wrong. Sometimes couples just don't get along. Okay, hold on. It's not the end of the world. That doesn't mean one of them are bad. Sometimes personalities don't match up. Right. We already talked about the very sensitive with somebody Abizaid, and, and Xena, we already talked about that, right? Sorry, zeta and zeta, zeta and zeta where he talks about this, right? That, okay, they're both great. Sahaba Sahabi,
excellent. They just didn't get along. And it's not, it's not evil in and of itself to not get along. And sometimes it's just better for the couple to move on. So here I just wanted to clarify this point. This was the marriage and the divorce. As for the death in the household of the process of that was
Xena, 800 Xena. As for the birth Come on, should I set a death and birth? The birth is Ibrahim. He's gonna die in the ninth year of the Hydra. Right now. We're still in the eighth. Right? So the death was Xena.
Zainab bint Mohammed Salim. Remember Zainab is his eldest daughter. How old is he? When was she born? Come on. This is
what was a newborn
10 years before the da
10 years before the Dow was so Zeynep is now quickly.
3132 years old? Yeah. 10 years before the Dow. And so at this time when she passed away now, what was the cause of death?
She fell down from the Campbell at the hedgerow. And she never recovered from the bleeding that whatever caused remember the bottom that is what we talked about him? The Habana dynasty also of India, we talked about that as well, right? That she she was injured she fell off the camel, and that bleeding never quite recovered.
And so for eight years, basically she's in pain and suffering until she passes away in this year, and we all know that three of the four daughters of the process have died in his lifetime. Zainab was the second to die and we'd have to look this up. The first was ropa De Anza. And then omega three even though the chronological order Zainab is the eldest then it is required and it is or Mickelson but how I want to be 100% sure, but I'm almost sure that rokeya died first. Then Zainab died, then omega from died and follow him of course lived and then six months after the process of them she passed away. And so Xena passed away Oh my Yeah.
Piatt died first. Yeah. And then Zainab.
What year did it work with him? That's what I'm trying to just.
Okay. I don't remember, but I don't think that Dr. Bouchard thing is the 10th year of the job. So lochia Zainab, no Mickelson, and then Fatima died six months out of the process. So in this year, as we said, there was a marriage, there was a divorce, there was a birth, there was a death in the final months of the eighth year of the hedgerow. inshallah, when we come back, we will, by the way, who was the husband of Xena, everybody should know. Everybody should know. We did this so many times. Zane. Zane obtainable.
The necklace story,
the necklace story and also the story of her shouting out at fudger that I have given protection to dot dot dot.
Her cousin, her cousin.
Not Not Not Not
her cousin who was the daughter of son, the son of the son of Come on the son of
No, no, no, the son of
Holla whose holla
the elder sister Khadija, right? So Khadija had wanted Xena to marry upper Laos, even Arabic, that's what his name is a badass Ebner. robbia. Right. And he loved her an immense love didn t. Right? We talked about this so many times, that when he was captured as a prisoner of war, and he was reluctant to fight, the ransom was to send Xena back. And that's what he did. Right. And eventually, he made his way to MCC. And Zainab without them telling the process of them, you know, announced
that a blossom neurobion is here and I have given him protection and the process that have turned around and said, Did you hear what I hear? Yes, we did. Well, lucky I I never heard of this until right now. I didn't plan this event was the son of obviously I did not plan this right. And this shows how much she loved her him as well. And he married her back without a unica. So after six years or four years of not being together, they were then together as husband and wife, and then he she passed away in this year. And so without insha Allah we finish up the eighth year of the hijra, our next lesson, which is going to be after three weeks because I'm going to Malaysia. So the last
lesson before the summer inshallah
will get an email in sha Allah will be the beginnings of the Battle of UHC inshallah, we'll talk about that better. Allahu taala