Seerah – 88 Battle of Tabuk 2

Yasir Qadhi


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Episode Notes

Shaykh Yasir Qadhi divulges details about the Battle of Tabuk and we gather some more details.

In this lecture, the most prominent story that is discussed is that of Ka’b ibn Malik and what transpired with him in the time of the battle of Tabuk. We also extrapolate valid lessons to imbibe and inculcate regarding sins and their repentance.

Who was Ka’b ibn Malik? He was from the Ansar, particularly from the tribe of Banu Salama. He has the honour of converting to Islam before the Prophet ﷺ immigrated and also was a part of the Baiatul Aqabah.

Procrastination became the ultimate undoing of Ka’b Ibn Malik when he could not be a part of the Ghazwa Tabuk. But he was defended wholly by Mu’adh ibn Jabal RA. When the Prophet ﷺ returned to Madinah, Ka’b Ibn Malik rushed to offer his apologies with the hope that he would be forgiven. But he along with Murara ibn Rabiah and Hilal ibn Umayyah were forbidden from being talked to by anyone in the entire city of Madinah for 50 nights.

Meanwhile, he also receives a letter from the Gassanid king asking him to side with them – only with the sole purpose of destroying the unity and brotherhood of the Muslims and also to comprehend the functioning of the Muslims in order to be better prepared.

What happens at the end of 50 nights? Does he get acceptance of the repentance he had so wholeheartedly wished for and for which he tried his ultimate best? Yes, Allah did accept their repentance after 60 nights.


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Haman hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salatu salam ala Sayyidina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi edge mine a maverick. So we were still doing the Battle of two book we're going to be spending quite a number of lectures on the Battle of two book. And it is in fact the final of the the battles of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and so much are on came down. In fact, basically the entire suit of the Toba suit Alibaba, it came down because of the Battle of two books. So we will have quite a lot of discussions and details. And the Battle of the book, as I mentioned in my last lecture, is not a actual battle. It's actually an expedition no actual fighting took place. But so

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many stories happened within the battle that are of interest, so many incidents, so many tangents the issue of we're going to talk about, maybe not next week, or will begin next week, the issue of the hypocrites building another Masjid, and basically the, the the fitna that that caused and today inshallah Tada, we will discuss one of the most popular stories I'm sure many of you heard heard, have heard of the story, but it's always good to refresh our memories. And to go into more details. It is one of the most popular stories of the Sierra. And it is the story of gab, Eben Malik, and what happened to him in the Battle of the walk, destroy of gab, Eben Malik, and what happened to him

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in the Battle of the book, and it is really a lesson for each and every one of us about committing sins, and about how to make up for those sins. And obviously, this is a story I have, I have no doubt that those of you who have read or even in our regular attendee hood buzz, you must have heard the story, but Well, lucky. And I have read the stories from panelists so many times in my life, every time I read it, and every time I refresh my memory, really, it just hits it's such a soft and beautiful story. So we never get tired of going over and over especially examining it bit by bit and paragraph by paragraph. And so today, and I don't even think I'll finish even though it's just one

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story, I don't even think I'll finish in one lecture probably have to do the half of next lecture. Just about the story of God had been medic now who is gathered in Mali, gathered in Malik is one of the early converts from the onslaught. He converted. He's from the tribe of men who sell them Oh, by the way, and the tribe of Balu Seneca, the tribe of Banu Salama, we mentioned their Hadith a number of times, the Buddha was cinema they lived around masjidul Kabbalah teen In fact, that was their Masjid, today's message little Qibla chain was their local Masjid. That was where they would regularly pray and they wanted to move closer to the Prophet system in Medina and the Prophet

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sallallahu Sallam said, yeah, that Yeah, but you have to understand the matter the outcome took a thorough come that obon who said I'ma Stay where you are your footsteps Allah subhana wa tada will record them and some scholars say that Surya scenes first verses that we write what maka demo is our home is a reference to the blue Salma. Some scholars say this. So Gabby the Malik is from this tribe, he converted to Islam, before the hedgerow. So he's one of the very few of the unsolved that has the honor of converting to Islam before the Prophet system emigrated. And he in fact, took part in the Battle of Kaaba. And so he's one of the 70 odd of the Sahaba 70 plus of the Sahaba, who took

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part in the actual Kaaba. So he's of the elite of the unsung heroes of the elite of the unsought. And his story is mentioned in every book of Hadith. And inside her body, we have a three page narration from him in the first person, which is why this story has been preserved because he narrated in the first person. Now when somebody narrates in the first person his own story, what is the benefits in that? Why do we care even more? What is in the first person?

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Well, firstly, the detail in terms of authenticity, every Sahabi, who says something we say is authentic, but in terms of vividness and detail, what else when it's in the first person? It's very personal. So what are you going to get from a personal story that you won't get from an impersonal story? emotions, excellent point here. And this is what we noticed. That's why one of the reasons why this story is so painful. And the other long story in the Sierra that is narrated in the first person is the slander of Arusha. These two stories in the Sierra, they always hit home. One of the reasons they hit home is because they're both narrated in explicit vivid detail in the first person.

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And as we said, this hadith is in Bahati, but I'm in my lecture today, I'm not only going to be utilizing Bahati, I'll also be utilizing authority in this stuff. See, it has more details and other books of Hadith. And as is typical, I'm not going to tell you each one you can just you're gonna have to just trust me in this regard that we've synthesized all of the narrations to make it one fluid, smooth, flowing story. So Abdullah ibn cabbage

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Magic one of his sons, who became the guide of gab in magic when gab became blind later on in life, said, I heard my father say, so the is not goes through His Son, Abdullah, even gab, his son, and cabin magic lived a long life. We'll talk about his life after this incident next week. But for now just realize that he eventually became blind because of old age. So his son would take him around. And his son said, I heard my father narrate the story of the husband of a book that he failed to take part in. And gab said, now it becomes first person, I never remained behind any husba that the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam fought, accept God's word tutor book,

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but also bothered, he said, but bother. Nobody criticized anybody for not participating. Because bother was not meant to be a war. It was in search of the caravan of the kurush. And then the Muslims met their enemy know what he begins here by saying that I never remain behind in any housework except a book, then he says, but also but but then. But that is not that big of a deal, because, but there was not mandatory, but there was voluntary, it wasn't understood to be a battle, you all remember the Battle of butter that it was fighting that it was sorry, it was not a fight. In the beginning, it was a raid in the caravan of a booster fan. And so he said, As for budget, I

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didn't go but nobody blamed anybody for not going but the one that they blame people for for not going is the Battle of to book. And he said, I witnessed and I was there on the night of the battle acaba with the Prophet of Allah when we pledged our Islam, and to me that is more precious than butter. And I would not substitute that for butter, even though butter is more popular amongst the people then by Atul acaba. So this is one first paragraph so profound, so full of meaning, let's digested bit by bit. The first point

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what I found really interesting here is his own son is narrating this story in such vivid detail. And in it are so many mistakes and emotions of God. And those of us who are parents, most of us in this room, how awkward is it to tell your son of your own mistakes? How awkward is it to confess basically, and tell your son I failed in this regard. But voila, he This is the best dunbia imaginable, because you are teaching your son how,

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by example, nobody's perfect. Nobody. And the fact that Gavin mardik is telling his son, to her left to I remained behind, and I did not go on haweswater book. And this is what happened to me. And then all of the punishments that came and the vivid detail. I mean, the first thing that struck my mind, well, he is he as a parent, you try to hide your faults from your son, you try to make yourself to be the perfect man. And this is vanilla God telling his son, I really messed up. And I want to tell you my story of how I messed up. Why, because all of us mess up. And by telling your son by telling his son, I want to tell you what happened. Because in the end, there's lessons and morals to benefit

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from right that Yes, he did mess up. But what he did, he made up for his mistake. So the lesson is not in the mistake. The lesson is how to correct that mistake. Also, we have over here an interesting psychology of the pride of the Sahaba legitimate right now we have always been taught pride is how non pride is how well that's a bit generic pride meaning arrogance is always held on. But pride meaning having a sense of it hamdulillah I did this. And if it's a legitimate thing you've done, this type of word that we call an English pride. This is not just halaal it is wajib in some instances, you should feel proud of being a Muslim meaning what that handed Illa Allah has guided me

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to Islam Alhamdulillah Allah The hedonic other, you should feel, in that sense, proud, meaning it's an accomplishment that Allah has given. And here we have an interesting point, the Sahaba are having their CDs in their minds, what have I done. And by the way, we learned this from a book called from Omar, all of the Sahaba. They wants to know why they list I did this and I did that. And this is natural that you are feeling a happiness of your edema to the religion of Islam, your service to the religion of Islam. So God mentions that of my services. I never remain behind in any battle I participated in every battle of my services is that I witnessed Acaba and for me that makes up for

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budget even though he said amongst the people, but that is more famous. But for me acaba is more precious. Why is it more precious? Because acaba was smaller 72 people and also because acaba

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The Muslims converted before meeting the Prophet saucer. So it's a big honor. So he said I would rather I would never substitute acaba for butter. So notice in his mind, he's thinking of all the good that he's done. So the question to all of us, when was the last time we sat down and thought, what good Have I done in this life for the better, because this is a sign of Islam muhabba to knifes, you think about what positives I have done. And we see this in the Sierra and in the lives of the Sahaba constantly, that they're thinking of the good they have done, so that they are preparing, they want to increase their resume on the Day of Judgment if you like, and that's

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something SubhanAllah. Many of us all we think about is the dunya the world we think about job we think about family, we think, but here are the Sahaba, in their minds is what have I done for the sake of Allah, that's on their minds. And this is what God is telling his son as well. And no doubt this is a badge of honor. And we also have over here that he's setting up the stage four making an excuse for his mistake by mentioning his positives. In other words, everybody makes mistakes. But overall, look at my biography. He's telling his son, basically, overall, I participated in every battle. And I participated in the battle in the incident of Alibaba back to the Alibaba. So he's

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establishing his pattern his resume, if you like, he mentioned his good points. And this is human nature as well, that you want to judge somebody, not just based upon the one mistake, we should say this is authentic human nature. Many people unfortunately, they'll pounce on the one mistake, but the the good methodology, the proper methodology. And and many of our scholars mentioned this, if a righteous person makes a mistake, it is not the same as when an evil person makes the same mistake over and over and over again. And this is gab as well, kind of setting up the stage that look, I have a track record of being a good person participating in every battle. I messed up big time in

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one battle. That's what he's gonna say no, right. And here we learn again, that history, repetition habits plays a big role in passing judgment on somebody in this world, and even in the next, and therefore the righteous man who slips up. In some ways, we are more lacs with him. Insha, Allah with the other if he repents and comes back, then the one who is known for his laxity and is never righteous, then we understand that it's not the same thing. And this is what God Himself as is saying, then he goes on in the story. As for the Battle of Tupac, he said, and what happened to me, I was never more physically fit or wealthier than right before that battle. I have no excuse for not

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participating. Neither was I physically sick. Nor did I not have the money to do so. By Allah. He said, I swear by Allah, I had never owned two camels before this point in time. But at the Battle of tabuk, I had two camels. So he's talking about his own personal status and wealth. Now, the two legitimate reasons for not participating into book number one, you're infirm, you're weak, you're blind, you're limping, you cannot go. So how are you excused? Right? Very old person, very sick person, very whatever. Okay, you're excused. And number two, I don't have money. Remember, in those days, the battles were financed by themselves, or if the process of had some surplus, you give it to

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the there was no paid army and the time of the Sahaba. The Sahaba sell finance themselves when they went for expeditions. So if you didn't have a camel, or you didn't have a colleague or friend who would share his camel, because typically a camel was shared by other two or three people. So if you didn't have a camel, nor did you have a group with the camel, well, then you're not going to walk all the way back and forth, and therefore you are excused. But God says, I had no excuse. Physically, I was strong financially, I was wealthy. And he also said never did I have to see camels before this point. Until the Battle of taboo now it's also shows us to the poverty of the Sahaba it

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is the norm in our times to have Mashallah not just two but three she camels, right three cars, all of us we have two or three cars is the standard, it is the norm for the Sahaba. The average Sahabi did not own a single camel.

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And that's why even the Prophet system did not own a camel up until the night before he emigrated to Medina, he did not even have a camel, he had to purchase one from Abu Bakar owning a camel, which is the bare minimum, you know, to go around was a luxury for them. And this shows us that early Islam and we know this from so many evidences, really it was the poverty really was well known that the money started pouring in, in the next generation. As for this generation, the Sahaba the process of they really had to struggle. So it's a big deal for him that he has two camels, and that's quite literally two cars in our times. Whereas for us we cannot live in this land, most of us without two

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cars, it's like something almost impossible for us, you know to live most of us have Mashallah three or four, some even have five or six of them, you know, but the point being, this is now the norm whereas back then subparallel even one was a big

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Till then he goes on, he says, whenever the messenger wanted to undertake an expedition, he would always hide his intention, he would always pretend he's going to a different area until it was the time of the battle. And, of course, this is not lying. This is Talia. So he doesn't say I'm going to x and then he goes to y. Rather, he leaves Medina in the wrong direction. And people make assumptions. He doesn't say anything. People make assumptions, he must be going here or there. Then he turns around, and he goes to where needs to be gone. And obviously, this is of the simple tactics of war. That is when you're going to a battle, you don't announce the day and time unless there's,

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you know, a legitimate need to do So generally speaking, you surprise attack. And that's what nor the norm is throughout all of the the battles of the world. So the profit system will generally not announce, however, when it came to the Battle of tabuk. He announced, we talked about this last week, why did he announce?

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Why did he announce not just because it's a test.

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This was not a battle that would be simple and easy. You go and you come back in 10 days or a week. This was a battle the furthest distance they had ever traveled.

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It was the largest enemy, what else

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the season, the season,

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it would be the end of the summer season, and then harvest right after that August would be harvest time. And so all of these preparations need to be done, you cannot just tell the Sahaba to leave. And then they have not taken adequate preparations for their own travel, and for taking care of the people left behind. So in this case, Cobb said the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam because of the severe heat and facing a long journey, and the desert and the great number of enemies he gets for reasons. All of these reasons he announced he's going to to book so there's no surprise, everybody knew that they were going. And as I mentioned last week, the Battle of the book was dying

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on every single, capable Muslim, that's why God made a mistake by not going, it was a sin not to go a major sin not to go because the process is commanding you, you have to go. So every capable able bodied Muslim had to go. So God says I move on. Now, the process of announced to the Muslims clearly their destination, so that they might prepare for the causeway. And he informed them of where he was going. And he said, the number of people that accompany the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam were so numerous that they could not be listed in any Kitab or D one. So cab says the number of people who came, I couldn't even write them for you in a keytab hora de one, the one is registered they

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would use in those times. And this demonstrates for us the large quantity, as we have said, in the history of the Sierra, the Battle of the book is considered to be the largest number of soldiers marching behind the Prophet sallallahu sallam. And the books of Sierra give estimates. And I have mentioned to you many times that these estimates, in my humble opinion, need to be taken with a little bit of skepticism or healthy skepticism. And there's nothing wrong with that. I stopped for a while nobody's accusing the historians with a tabulation of lying stuff or the law. But there's human nature involved that when you make a guesstimate, human nature is you tend to inflate, you

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know, the numbers, it's human nature, and especially for the enemies, that when you win the battle, it's human nature, you see a large group and you will say, Oh, it was 10,000 50,000. And the numbers that are reported in some of these battles, it's simply beyond what would really have been taking place at that time. So the number that is typically reported is around 30,000. But But quite frankly, 30,000 seems to be maybe a bit larger, maybe there were 15 20,000, in my opinion, because if the back of the incident have they be up sorry, of the conquest of muck and whatnot. And her name, we can maybe, you know, double that even safely, but to say that within six months 30 35,000

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seems like a very large number and Allah knows best and the end of the day. These numbers are not what is important, the morals that are important, but the point of cab here underscores my point Did anybody count them? No cab says I couldn't count them. That's what he's saying there are too many to count. And I couldn't fill a registrar with them. So imagine a registrar in those days, however much was that there were when I couldn't fill. So 1000s and 1000s of names beyond what a D one or Darwin would would be able to be written in. And he said, Any man who intended to be absent, assumed that the matter would remain hidden unless a law revealed it through why meaning

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But because the number was so much, we thought we could slip under the radar.

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There was this notion that okay, if we don't go who's going to notice. But there was the fear or risk of a lot exposing through why that these people did not go, then he goes on. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam fought this, because we're at the time when number one the fruits had ripened. And number two, the shade was so sweet. Meaning harvest season and burning hot. Right. So the process of decided to go when the fruits of my garden are becoming lush and ripe, and I need to get them. And the shade is ever so sweet. And I was more eager for those two than the harvest. So he's being honest here. He's being totally open here that my heart was more inclined to my fruits

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and my garden and my shade, then the thought of leaving all of the comfort of my house and marching in the desert for a month going to, to book and the profits or some of the Sahaba continued to prepare for the battle. And I started to go out every day in order to prepare myself, but every day would go by, and I would come back without doing anything. So the announcement was made around 10 days was given a preparation every day people going to the marketplace, buying stuff, you need to buy stuff for your own journey needs to take care of your family need to make sure your children are taken care of find people that are going to you know harvest the crops, it's not as if there's going

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to be nobody in the city, there will be legitimate people who remain behind. So you can make sure that somebody does it. So you arrange your affairs, and the Sahaba are busy doing this. As for cab, he says everyday, I would leave and I'd have the to do list. And one thing led to another and I'd come back home and the to do list has not been even

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started. How many of us can sympathize with that? Right? And he said, Every day I would say say to myself that I can do it the next day, no big deal.

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I kept on delaying he said until finally the people got ready to depart. And the Prophet sallallahu I send them and then Muslims left the next morning. So they left right after sort of the Federal By the way, we'll come to that later on. And I had not done anything on my to do list. I don't have anything for the preparations. And I said to myself, okay, I'll do it today or tomorrow and catch up to them. Now remember, you have 15 20,000 people marching, so the March is going to be extremely slow. So a single writer would not have any problem catching up to them in a day or two. Okay, so God when they leave, he says holla I'll do it today. And that day went by, and one second. I did

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nothing. And the next day as well did nothing. Yeah, late Anyhow, I wish I had done something back then. He's telling his son, yeah, late Anyhow, I wish what a mistake I made for not doing something after two days I lost, the opportunity is gone. You're not going to three days, there's too much to catch up for one writer. And this really shows us the evils of procrastination. Delaying. This really shows us the evils of delaying that what you can do now for tomorrow, and we'll let you somehow know that this deserves a hold of I was thinking today that will lay we need to give a whole whole book about procrastination but maybe I'll give it another week a shot load data. You didn't

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get the job anyway. Okay. The issue of procrastination this week it's called an Arabic This week so far I'll do it. The issue of procrastination so handle if you look at the texts of the Quran and Sunnah it's all action based when it comes to the man. What is the law say Saudi Aramco for tomorrow become rush and race to your Lord? What is Allah subhana wa tada say that what Africa will understand up get rid of your your sheet stand up and go warn the people what is what is a less mentalist say when Messiah comes to Allah? And to the Cena and multiple? What does he say? Why do to a guy raised to meet you Oh Allah. So the whole Koran is full of these action items and verbs and

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therefore it is the person who doesn't have those action items that has a deficiency in Imam procrastination is from shavon. And many of our scholars commented on this that even though Josie says procrastination is the most important weapon of shavonne procrastination is the most important weapon of shape on because he uses it for everything. For everything is up tomorrow. I'll do this tomorrow, I'll do this. And

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even LTM says, Every time a door of good opens up in front of you, the doors of perhaps and soon also open up to compete with it. Meaning what? Every time you have an opportunity to do good shaitan tempts you with two things. Number one, perhaps or what if meaning, do I really need to do this? What if I did this instead? And then the second door is soon meaningless?

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Do it in a while, and you end up not doing anything. So we learn from this the dangers of procrastination, that cab did not intend to remain behind even though he was honest. He said, I preferred the the, the shelter of my house, but he didn't make up his mind not to go. Rather, what happened was shavon continued to procrastinate and procrastinate and procrastinate until it was too late. And he realized how long I cannot do anything now. And I mean, some handler these days, there's so much written by, you know, the people who write in business and management and whatnot, that one of the, you know, most effective habits of productive people is that they don't

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procrastinate. They do what is on their to do list as soon as possible. And we learned this for religion, as well, we learned there's no story of cab in magic as well. So he goes on to his story that Such was the case with me, meaning I kept on procrastinating until they departed and they hurried away. And the battle was completely missed by me. And after the departure of the Prophet sallallahu, alayhi wasallam. Whenever I went outside and walked amongst the remaining people, it grieved me, it hurt me, that I could see no one left in the city, except one who was known for his hypocrisy, or one who was infirm and weak, and so Allah had excused him.

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So he's walking around the city, the city is empty, the whole city of Medina is empty. The only people left one of two, either the limp or the weak, or the elderly, the very infirm, or somebody who was known for hypocrisy. And this shows us that the people who were will not feel alone, were well known.

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Even though in the shediac, we do not pronounce them to be on one after

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we leave their affair to Allah subhana wa Tada. Yet still,

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the actions of the people of nifa are well known. And look at what he is saying the only people left in the city were those who are well known for their NIF hoc

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meaning. And this is, by the way, a very important point in one sense, and that is that the groups that do not like the Sahaba, I should say, the group that does not like the Sahaba they say that the Quran clearly mentions them one after one amongst them, how do you know which ones they are?

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And this narration is one of the evidences we can use to say, look, the Sahaba are not naive. They know who is righteous outwardly and who is manifest outwardly. But the *ty I says, don't pronounce verdicts on people leave their effort to Allah.

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And here we have this narration, the people who are known for the fact and we don't think about this point that the bulk of these people, their names have not been preserved in the serum other than their leader, Abdullah newwave. In saloon, we know. But the bulk of the people, their names have just been overlooked. Why is this we mentioned so many times, that it is not of the etiquettes of the Sahaba of our religion, to mention evil by name. We just gloss over it, cover it up. And therefore the bulk of these names are not known to us. We just have tidbits here. So he then moves on. So he's, he's depressed, he's going to the city, the whole city is empty other than these two

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categories. Then he says, The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam did not remember me, until they actually reached to book until they reached the book. Now, they reached the book.

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And he kept at the book, I'll mention the difference of opinion, but some say 10 days, some say 19 days he kept at the book for quite a while. He kept at the book, almost a month he kept at the book. And in that time, he remembered Where is God I haven't seen cap and a man from the bone who seldom said when he asked him where his cap, a man from the bedroom cinema, his own tribe, he's from the rural Selma, he's from the borough Selma, a man from the new Selma said Yasuda law, his two garments, and his looking at his properties and present possessions have kept him back. It's an expression in Arabic, which means his fine clothes, and his cushions and sofas have kept him back.

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he preferred this dunya over the next. That's what he's accusing of right? That he became greedy, and he wants to remain in his gardens and enjoy himself while we are out here. Then why the bingeable said, way hacker Mother 202 Why are you saying this to the man who said this? Well, La Jolla rasulillah I only know cab to be a good man. Now what did we just notice here?

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The man who criticized Who was he?

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What's his name?

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We don't know.

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That was what I want you to point out. The one who praised while the devil is mentioned, do you not think God no

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Those who criticize him. And God knows who praised him. Right and here is now a chance to get back at the guy. Even though he's his own tribe, you must be even more angry. More odd is not from the blue selama. Another tribesmen defends him, his own tribesmen criticizes him. And yet God rises above this pettiness. And when it comes to narrate the story, one of the people have been who said, I'm so proud of the how many times in this hero will lie even sitting here talking to you. How many times have I brought this point up? In so many instances of this year, at least a dozen times in this era, we come across this point. And this really shows us the etiquettes of the Sahaba. How I

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wish we could follow that as well. to overlook just don't mention, if you have to mention be anonymous somebody, one of the people, no need to to keep this legacy and this gossip and this, and what like this culture of ours and stuff was the exact opposite. It loves gossip. It thrives on gossip, there are shows and television things and magazines that are just dedicated to isn't there magazine called gossip. Right? There's Right, right, something that I made the whole thing and the show was as well, somehow our religion is the exact opposite. And I've mentioned this so many times. So why did bingeable defended him? And this shows us as well, why is more highly than white and why

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is the anonymous person lost in history that why they've been Jebel. He is the he is the Adam. Our process, Adam said the one who is the most knowledgeable of halal and haram and my alma is more as Eben Jebel and memorize this beautiful hadith of our prophet SAW Selim, whoever defends the honor of his brother in his absence, Allah subhana wa tada will defend him from the fire of hell.

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Whoever defends the honor of his brother in his absence, that defense will become your defense against Jana. And mas is the one doing this. So next time you're in a gathering, and you hear somebody slandered, smeared what not stand up and defend that brother, if you if he is somebody, you know, obviously, if it's not, then you change the topic. It shouldn't be backbiting anyway, but if it's someone that you don't want to be good, then remember this Hadith, whoever defends his brother in his absence, Allah subhana wa tada will defend his face from the fire of health. And also notice as well, the prophet system is monitoring the Sahaba he noticed his scalp is missing. No doubt he

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noticed him after 10 days, but after all, God does not have the eye shadow Mashallah gab is a little bit below that, right. So eventually he notices and his monitoring wears cap, I have not seen God. And then he is told gab did not come basically, and more either defends gab in a certain cabinet in Mali. Then the profitsystem saw somebody in the distance. While he's camped at the book, he sees a writer coming the the narration says breaking the Mirage, it's so beautiful, because when the writer is coming from the distance, the Mirage will be broken, right? We see this on television when the horses galloping and whatnot, it breaks the mirage. So cab says somebody was writing, breaking the

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Mirage, and the profitsystem saw the writer and he said, Let it be a boo hyphema Let it be Abou hyphema and lo and behold, it was Abu hyphema Abu Hasan was one of the other Sahaba inshallah we'll talk about his story as well. And we'll hyphema

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he had, he didn't have the money to go, he didn't have the money to go. And he won the process and called for donations. All he had was a handful of dates. So he donated those dates. That's all he had. And he donated those dates. And I will obey them when after when the when the masjid and they made fun of this and they said what will these dates do to finance an entire army. So Allah revealed in the Quran, alladhina Yella, mizuna Mokpo wearing them and I'm wondering for Sadat, right Allah revealed in the Quran verses criticizing Abdullah bin it will be those who are sarcastic, to those who donate have their charity, Allah criticized of the limited obey and praised a will hate them and

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I will hate them I did not have the money Subhana Allah eventually he manages to get a camel way after the process of is gone. And single handedly he's writing all the way to the book, and the process of them and he was up those who cried alone mentions of the Quran. And again, we'll to get to the story next week or the week after that, that Allah mentions a group in the Quran, they cried, we don't have anything and avoid them was one of them. And now hamdulillah he manages to get a mount so single handedly across the entire Arabian peninsula over 1000 miles. He comes from Medina, all the way to the book. And the process in one seems so bad when he sees a writer out of all of the

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people left behind. He said Let it be with him. And of course Allah made it to be of hyphema so I will hate him makes his way to the book. And eventually of course the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam comes back to Medina. So God says that he goes on. When I heard that the Prophet system was on his way back, my concerns deepened and my mind

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went to every single excuse, I could think of saying to myself, what can I say, to avoid the anger of the Prophet system when he returns. So his mind is now going every single place. And I took the advice of the senior members of my family of my tribe asking around. And when I found out that the Prophet system had returned, all of these false excuses, disappeared from my mind.

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And I knew that I could never come out of this problem with any false statement. Now, I mean, this problem is not going to be solved with any false statement. For them, too, I made a decision that I would just confess and tell the truth. And this shows us the reality of a man that subpanel other men might fall into a mistake. But he does not remain in that mistake. And again, we have the story of Adam and Eve beliefs over and over again, so many benefits from that story. Both made a mistake. The one said, I'm sorry, may Allah I'm sorry, oh, Allah forgive me. And the other one, he persisted in his mistake. And that is one of the main differences between Adam and Eve release a man Yes, it

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can slip. Nobody is perfect, you can make a major sin, but then a man will cause you to rise up and continue down. And this also shows us that nothing saves you from a mistake, other than genuine in class to Allah, nothing will save you from the effects of your mistake and sin, other than sincerity. And that is why our Prophet system said, another matoba feeling guilty is the essence of doba. Because when you feel guilty, why would you feel guilty? When do you feel guilty? When you acknowledge you made the mistake, or else you know, you don't, if you don't want to acknowledge even you're not going to feel guilty. So feeling guilty is the essence of repentance. Without it, there

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is no repentance. So God realized the only way out is to be honest. And he tells the story, that when the Prophet system arrived, in the morning, he would always pray to God in the masjid, and then welcome the people in the masjid, and he would sit in the masjid getting the visitors to come. So when he had done all of this, the stragglers, those of us who remain behind, we all came the next day, in a long line to offer our excuses. And he said, we were around 80 something in number.

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So in the whole city of Medina, only 80 something adult males remained imagine the entire city deserted, only 80 or so remain. And by the way of those 80, some of them have actual legitimate excuses, meaning they were physically sick, right? The bulk of them were hypocrites, no doubt of this 80 because those who couldn't go had already given the excuse, because those who were sick and one of their excuses known. And

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the economic term, the blind Sahabi did not need to give an excuse, he doesn't have to stand in line, so understood is not going to go. So those who have the legitimate excuse by and large, they're not lining up. A few of them might have had legitimate excuses. But the bulk of these 80 are hypocrites. And by the way, this also shows us how many were the one I feel would have Medina, small perfection. Medina at this time, the least it would have is around 4000 people, the least it would have after all of these battles and hinges on what not the minimum, there is no authentic quota, but we can guesstimate, and easily around four to 5000 people have them. Maybe you know, 70 or so are

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these hypocrites lining up. So look at the quantity, small quantity, they know who they are. So they all line up in front of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and they gave their excuses. And they begged the prophets and set them for Allah's forgiveness. And the prophets I send them accepted those excuses and left their secrets to Allah subhanho wa Taala. Now, number of points here of them is

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a neglected sooner that hardly anybody follows that I am just as guilty as the rest of you that it's not a part of our sooner anymore, to pray to the gods will return to our city, that it is so now that when we return to Our city, we should go to the masjid and basically pray to the God of thankfulness of whatever it is the sooner that our process and would always do that whenever he returned, he would first thing he would do, he would pray to God in the midst of that the prophets was a bit of course, wherever we are, we should pray in the masjid our local Masjid when we come back. Also an interesting point to which we will come back to later on. I'm just going to zoom over

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it now.

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The Prophet because I'm going to zoom over because Gabs narration does not mention the details, but we're going to come back in a later lecture about the Quran that was revealed in the Battle of tebu. And of those verses, is the verse that our prophets are seldom is Maya Lee

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has ties by Allah for forgiving

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alpha La Mancha Lima event, Allahu, Allahu Allah, may Allah or Allah will forgive you. So Allah begins by saying, Allah will forgive you. Why did you accept all of this? excuses, you should have waited until you test who is truthful, who has legitimate excuse from those who don't have the legitimate excuse. And this shows us that, of course, Allah azza wa jal allowed the process to do this eventually. By the way, this also shows us over and over again. And I've said this point at least 12 times by now, each the heart of the Prophet system, the theological point, did our process and then practice his own he had and this incident and diverse clearly shows off a lot one, Lima,

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Allah, Allah has forgiven you, but why did you let go of them? Right? And it also shows us the nature of our processes that all of these hypocrites are inventing the wildest excuses. And he's saying, okay, okay, okay. And this shows us his tender nature, that it's obvious, they're lying. It's obvious. And yet our process is accepting, because we judge people not outward, and the guy is saying something, then call us believe him, leave his affair to Allah. subhanho wa Taala. Then it was my turn, God says, and when I came up to him, and I love this phrase so beautifully, so because you're such a beautiful phrase, he says, He smiled To me, the way that an angry man smiles.

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Because you see, when you're angry, you don't smile, the full smile, that when you're happy, and yet he smiled. Now, generally, if you're angry, you're not going to smile in the face of the person. Right? We speak from our own experiences. When you're irritated at somebody, when you're angry at somebody, you will scowl you will make sure your lips are dead straight. I'm not even going to give you the blue sort of smiling. That's how angry I am. Right. But our Prophet system, he's not like that. The fact that he's angry at gab. Firstly, it's a positive sign because he's disappointed in him. He's not just the hipparcos expected, right? The fact that he feels this anger, why you can it

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shows that cab had a higher standard in his eyes. You're following me? Right? Why you have all people you as well, you're in this line. So he's irritated at gap. But he still smiles in his face of Hello. And gab realizes this is not the smile of a happy person. Because even when you're angry, you cannot fully control your emotions. What a beautiful ending Subhanallah window into, you know, the interaction of our process. And he's still smiling, because that is his nature. But gab senses This is not the smiling of a happy person. This is a smiling of an angry person. And he says, What is your excuse? Okay, I mean, I've heard all of these excuses. What is your excuse? Okay. Did you

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not have good health? Or are you not? Didn't you purchase a camel? So he tells the cow, didn't you purchase a camel and Subhanallah? I mean, I'm amazed here, I process them. And obviously he's monitoring every Sahabi and gab is not of the elite 10. I mean, yes, he's well known, but he's not, you know of that level that the the inner inner inner circle has not done that. yet. Our process is aware, didn't you purchase a camel you bought two camels, I know that you have a second camel. And so cab said that will law he or messenger of Allah will law he will a law that if I were sitting in front of any other person from this whole world, I would have been able to wiggle my way out in

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front of him and avoid getting his anger. By Allah. He says, I have been bestowed the power of speaking fluently and eloquently. I have the gift of the gab. I have an eloquent tongue. But if I want to tell you a lie today to please you. Allah would expose me and make you angry at me tomorrow.

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But if I were to tell you the truth, even though you might be angry at me today, I can hope that Allah will forgive me.

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Your rasulillah I swear by Allah, I have no excuses. span Allah just admitted. I have no excuse. I have nothing to say. I have never been healthier or stronger or wealthier. Then

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right before the Battle of

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the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said a Maha de faqad sada. As for this man, he has spoken the truth, not like the guys before him. And this shows he knows these people. The other ones are lying. He knows it, but it is a gentle nature. As for this man, he has spoken the truth. So stand up and basically go away and Allah will decide your fate. Now before we move on here, and one of them

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most profound points here really is the issue of tauheed versus mahkamah law versus mahkamah nivi. So,

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clearly we have this here. And this distinction is especially essential, when we look at the modern groups out there and the way that you know, they view a poco la versus poco going to be so seldom, you know, especially the, the the Sufi groups and the extreme of the validity groups. For example, here we have gathered in Malik, what is he saying to the prophet SAW Selim, he says, Yeah, rasulillah I can get out of your anger. But Allah would know the truth.

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And if you're angry at me today, maybe if I speak the truth, Allah will forgive me.

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Clearly God understands La ilaha illAllah, Muhammad Rasulullah, it is a law's pleasure he needs to seek.

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And even if he manages to convince the rasulillah system, Allah is not going to be happy with him if he lies. But if the Prophet system is angry at him today, if he is truthful and repentant to Allah, Allah will forgive him eventually. Imagine that, right? And so parallel these days, we have so many groups that they have really reversed the order. And they quite literally say that our profit system is in charge of Heaven and Hell, that whoever he decides will go to heaven, whoever he decides, will go to hell, that they give him so many powers and whatnot. And this is not our religion. Our Profit System is the greatest human being, but he is not God, nor the Son of God, nor the intercessor. To

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God, no, he is a human being the greatest, the best, the most merciful, but he is not divine. And in the end of the day, we don't worship Him, we worship his creator and center. And so cap understood this point. And he basically, and this beautiful he summarizes to hate. So he gets up and walks away. And he said, when I walked away, the members of my tribe were in the masjid, they gathered around me, and they followed me all the way home. And they said, Yeah, you were a good man. Up until today, we never saw any evil from you. You're well known, meaning you're one of our best men, you know, you were in the good list of the Prophet salallahu idea he was setting them, why didn't you

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join the others? With their excuses? Why did you have to embarrass yourself and then embarrass us? Because again, it's all in the end there is this instance of tribalism, right? In the end, there is this sense of tribalism, you're one of us. And by sticking out from the crowd in this manner, basically, why did you have to do this? Surely, you could have joined the rest of them. And the profit system would have just asked for your forgiveness, as he asked for their forgiveness as well. Right? So his tribesmen surround him, and they say, go back, give it another chance, make an excuse up. And he said, they continued to convince me until I almost was going to go back. So panela notice

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here, right, that the effects of people that are not that righteous that they're going to convince me to go back until I asked them, did anybody else have that long line? also said they have no excuse.

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And so they said, yes, there were two men in that ad plus line, two people, so three total, three total, who basically confessed and said, We have no excuse or messenger of Allah. I said, Who are they? They said, marrara Abner Robbie, alamiri and Helen, me Amaya wakai,

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Murata and healer. And gab says, well, la he they mentioned to me two men of Eman and taqwa two men, the both of whom had attended the Battle of budget, their battery unit, and in their company was Baraka for me was blessings for me. So I said, Hollis, if they are with this position, I'm going to stay with them rather than the other one, I feel holding that line, right. And this shows us the importance of quality over quantity. 80 plus men, all giving some baloney, excuses, and to others said the truth. But those 80 plus are not worth anything. They're not known for anything. And those two were both but to do. So those two outweighed the all 80 and this shows us truth is not judged by

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numbers. Truth is not judged by quantity. Truth is judged by quality, who is on who is the one saying this. And this also shows us the importance of righteous companionship that he didn't want to be with the blue cinema opinion. He wanted to be with the opinion of the two buddies. And so cap goes on. And he says, The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he forbade all of the Muslims to talk or interact with us, all three of us out of those who remain behind in the husband. Now notice that we're not going to get any punishment in this world. They're simply overlooked in this world, their punishment will await in the hereafter. And this also shows us the wisdom of worldly

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punishments. And this applies not just to the Islamic State punishments of the dude, but also to any pain and suffering in this world. That the believer understands every pain and suffering and every punishment as something that will eliminate the pain and suffering of the next world.

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And that is why it is the believers who are punished now. Ask for them when I feel old, they got away scot free in this world, and the next what a waste then will await them. So the command came down, that nobody was to interact with us speak with us say anything to us, until a large order allowed them to do so. So we kept away from the people. And the people's attitude towards us changed so much that it appeared to me that I am a foreigner and stranger in my own land. And the world despite its vastness became a constricted place for me. And Subhanallah this shows us and something we know that if one of our loved ones does not speak to us, how much does it hurt us? If just one of

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our loved ones, imagine if all of our loved ones and friends and acquaintances, all of them began boycotting us. We can only imagine because this doesn't happen in the real life, it does not happen. Imagine if the whole society you became a ghost. Wherever you go, nobody can look at you. Nobody can say anything to you. Imagine how you would feel. And this is what happened to gap in magic. And that is why abandonment of a person. In fact, it is a an Islamic discipline. The Quran says the Koran says that when the spouses are having a major problem, and the one of them is not listening, one of the mechanisms is abandonment. you abandon that, okay, I'm not going to speak to this is a tool that

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you basically get the message across. And of course, the general rule is that it is not allowed to abandon somebody for more than three days due to a personal dispute. However, in an Islamic land, the halifa could issue a punishment for a particular person if there is a need to do so. This is called a zero or a discretionary punishment. It is one of the mechanisms of zero or discretionary punishment. So God says we remained in our city becoming strangers in our own land. And nobody spoke to us now what I also find amazing here, that in this whole city, not a single person disobeyed the prophets lesson.

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And there is no police force monitoring. There's no secret NSA looking at your phone calls and cell phones and video, nothing. But when the process of them says don't submit an outline of the whole city does not. That type of leadership can only come from a man where you just and this is something that is so difficult to imagine that you are not supposed to look at him say anything to ignore him completely. And the whole city follows suit. And he said we remained in this condition for 50 nights. Imagine 50 nights.

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Imagine for 50 nights? Well, I mean, think about that, for one day, it's impossible for us to imagine, for 50 days. And God says, As for my two other companions, the other two Sahaba, Murata and Helen, they lock themselves in their houses. And they did not interact with the people because it was too painful for them. And they wept day and night about their situation. But for me, I was the youngest and the most outgoing, the most social of them. I was the youngest and the most firmest of them. So I would intentionally walk in the marketplace, trying to find somebody to talk to. Right, I would intentionally walk in the marketplace. And I would witness the Salawat with the prophets. And

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he would walk into the messenger that the prophets list them and pray along with the Muslims in the rows, but no one would look at me or talk to me. And I would go daily to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and greet him in front of everyone.

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And I would wonder whether his lips would move in response, but I wouldn't see anything. SubhanAllah imagine that pain. When the Prophet says some himself is ignoring you a lot of this is by the way, of course, Allah gave the punishment right? This is something in the that Allah revealed. It's not in the Quran, the punishment, but the lifting of the punishment is there. So the punishment itself it was why that is not from the Koran. So the punishment comes out, and even the profit system does not return my greetings, and when I would say my Salah, I would notice that he would be looking at me, stealthily. When I would look to him, he would turn away.

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Meaning what? gob obviously wants attention. He wants attention and he's monitoring is the process of even know knowing that I exist is he noticing me and he realizes that when it goes into the corner, the processor

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is looking at him, which means what? Even the process and what's mercy for God, he wants him. And he's remembering him. Right? And SubhanAllah. This, this also reminds me of a study I read a little while ago that they said, one of the worst forms of modern torture is isolation, you know, the isolation in the cells that they have the prison cells, right? The solitary confinement, the solitary confinement, that, in fact, certain agencies in the UN and also, what is that amnesty and whatnot, they say that this is inhumane,

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that isolating somebody completely, is inhumane. Now, of course, this isn't that type of isolation, because he's physically walking around. But the type of isolation that happens in these prisons, as you know, you literally have no human contact, nobody speaks to you, nobody talks to you what not. And there are people that have been in the isolation and they, and they come out of it, and they write their memoirs will let you read what they write and like, it's so sad that some of them would say that, I would not mind the torture to resume if especially in third world countries, I would rather be tortured, at least have some human then to be left for weeks and months on end. And of

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course, the food is just put in through a church or something like this, just throw it in. Nobody sees even another human being for weeks and months on end. So this is a type of psychological torture when it happens there. Of course, hanau gab is in the city. He's not cut off. So the torture is not to that level, but it is a punishment. It's a punishment that is definitely hurting him. And he said, with this harsh attitude, when it continued to last, I felt so exasperated, that I finally went to my best friend and my cousin, Abu Qatada. And I went to his house and I jumped over the wall as I would always do. So he has a garden and it's a public garden, meaning it's not his inner house,

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and I jumped over the wall and get my my cousin Abu Qatada was sitting there. And I said, and I said Salaam to him for la hemara Dahlia Salaam he didn't even respond to me. Like he's wanting, he is so desperate for human companionship. He just wants a cinema. He goes to his best friend. He's grown up with him as his cousin, the one that he basically socializes with chills out with, he goes to his best friend, and he says Sam, and he doesn't even look at him. Does not even look at him. So he's basically almost losing it though. And he says, Yeah, about patata. I asked you by Allah. Don't you know me to be a Muslim who loves the love his messenger? I mean, you know me, I am a person who

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loves the line His Messenger. He didn't even look up to me.

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I asked him again, begging and pleading now that Don't you know me, In the name of Allah Bismillah. I'm asking you Don't you know me to be a man who loves a lion, His Messenger. And a bukata can probe it ignores him for the third time, and he's now begging and crying. And so Okada just answers up into the air. Allahu wa sudo.

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Allah and His Messenger know if you have a mandarin, I mean, he doesn't answer him. Because he's not supposed to write, he just speaks into the air that Allah and His Messenger know best, which is a factual statement. So it's not as if he's disobeying. He just says, a factual statement. in every circumstance, Elon is messenger knows best. Can you imagine the impact on gab? Can you imagine how that would affect cab that everybody appears to abandon cab? And he said, the tears began just bursting forth from me. And I rushed home, jump over the wall and return back to my house. Well, no, we cannot even imagine, you know, it's something 50 days, nobody even speaks to you. And then your

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best friend and your your confidant himself does not even know. And of course, this was the punishment right? This is exactly why this was happening. This was the explosion that fara Allah is using this so that koalas they come out much better than they walked into the situation. And gab said that, in those last days when I was walking in the marketplace, so I saw a novelty and novelty from the bottom or from the nabateans.

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Basically, somebody from up north, the Christian from of north from the novelties of Sham, he had come down to Medina to sell his grain. And he was asking as he's selling the grain, who can tell me what is gathered in magic, who can tell me where is God even magic. So the people just pointed that is kept in Malik. So he came to me and he said, I have a letter for you from the king of the Hassan, it's the king of the Hassan is now pause here.

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The Battle of the book was against whom?

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The last sentence, right. So the process has come back from trying to fight the scientists. They fled. They didn't fight him. They didn't have the guts to fight with them. They fled, but they know that the process was there to fight and so they clearly have

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spies in Medina, perhaps some of them went after home, they clearly have spies in Medina, and the spies are reporting what's going on. And of the reports that goes up one of the elite of the ansara, he has been abandoned. So within these 50 days, the spies go back and report. And the king sends a letter to gab, Eben Malik, and he says to proceed,

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I have been informed that your friend has treated you coldly and nebulous Allah has treated you coldly. And Allah would not allow you to live at a place where you are inferior and your rights are lost. Join us and we will console you and make you happy. Now why would the king of the vasanas want to reach out to Captain America? Who can explain this to me? Why would the king want to do this?

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Okay, excellent. inflict breakage in the ranks you breaking the support for the Muslims? What else?

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cause pain to the profits of the Sahaba that I have one of yours. Also, it's a matter of pride that week, I have one of yours now. Right? So not just causing pain, but it's a trophy piece. Right? I got one of yours on my site. Okay, also to know the inner mechanism, mechanisms and dynamics of the Sahaba. And, you know, just like to be a type of spy or something like, you know, to information sources of information, right? I mean,

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America and Russia do this all the time, don't they? So many different countries do all the time. You want to have the performance and the confidence come over, you know, they seek political asylum, they get lots of money. But it's not just about the money. It's about the prestige, it's about inflicting wound, how, how embarrassing is it when an ambassador of a country defects over? Right? It's very embarrassing. So the king of the Hassan is once this elite Sahabi, the king of the scientists wants this in it's a hobby. So he sends him an offer that come over, you will be very happy over here. And Gaben Malik says that as soon as I read it, I said to myself, this is also of

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the test.

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This is also of the test. And I immediately took it to my stove, my furnace, the oven in the house, right and burnt it in that oven. Now, this panel will lie This is so beautiful, that it's one thing to pass the test. And for that you need a man. It's another thing to recognize this is a test. And for that you need knowledge.

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God understands why this is happening to him. Isn't that amazing? Like he says this is of the test.

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And that is not just a man, a man will let you pass the test. And you need a man to pass the test from Allah subhanho wa Taala. But knowledge will help you analyze the test knowledge will help you understand the dynamics of what's happening. And that obviously helps you to pass the test as well. And here is what we see that can be done Malik Subhanallah, he understands exactly what was going on. And he says Allah subhanho wa Taala is testing me even more now with this issue. And I'm not going to fall for this trap. And so in order that he doesn't have any second doubts, he destroys the letter, obviously would have had more information and whatnot, what to do and what not, he destroys

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it immediately burns it up incinerates it so that he cannot even double guess himself. And this really shows us a panel that that a man is is important. But knowledge is also important. And the best combination is human and knowledge. You can have a man without knowledge. You can have knowledge without a man. But the best combination is true. A man with genuine knowledge put together and that is what God had. And so he said 50 days went by then on the 50th morning.

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A messenger came from Rasulullah says I'm one of the messengers now one of the people came and he said Oh God, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is commanding you to leave your wife.

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So I said immediately, should I divorce her or send her to her parents?

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So the messenger said, No, don't divorce, just don't have any relations with her. centerback don't have any relations with her biological relations. Now.

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He sent her but he sent the wife back to the parents now. Again, we see well, like amazing. After 50 days, a command comes that

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is so painful.

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Even your wife, boy Carter, you can't even be with your wife.

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You're alone in the house. You will be literally just alone. Everybody has to leave. Just you. And as soon as the command comes, God doesn't say why for how long when? What describe say

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do you want me to divorce or do you want me to leave meaning he

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wants to jump at the command of the process of Yara sutala. You say and I will do it? Well, I look at that a man that the command is ambiguous and vague. Leave your wife Meaning what? Does he want me to divorce? Y'all divorce it right now? Does he want me to let her go? Subhanallah what type of Eman is this will like, after 50 days of being psychologically put in this condition, then a future test comes and he immediately jumps up and he says whatever resources and once I will do this, and this is really what you call email. And so the messenger tells him No, the process of said you just leave. And so his wife went to the the parents house. Then he said, I found out from some of the

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other women of the family, they must have come and told him that he loved his wife has gone to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and asked permission to live in the house without any and she said Yasuda la Hillel is a very old man, nobody will be able to take care of him. He cannot take care of himself. He's too old. So can I just give him his food? Can I just you know, help him to eat and and whatnot. So the process and have said yes, but do not sleep with him Do not be in the same bed as him do not have physical relations. So she said the out of school of law, ever since your command has come? He has had no need of me. He has been stuck to the wall. 50 days he has been

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crying all of those 50 days he has never looked at me. Meaning that's not the issue. Don't worry, that's not going to happen. So panela for 50 days, he has just been crying every day just next to the wall. No, no sense of anything else other than repentance. This is this. What do you think this is? A lot of we're talking about whether the older person a lot. So she's saying yada, yada, don't worry, that's not going to happen. I just want to feed him he's done. Otherwise, nobody will take care of me as an old man. So she got permission to be in the house and cook his food. So some of the women of calves extended time they came and basically said, Why don't you as well go and get

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permission. So they're trying to make life easy for him. And he said, What am I going to say as an excuse? I am the youngest of them? What excuse will I give I cannot use this excuse in front of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam? No, I'm not going to do that. And so God even Malik refuse to do this. And then a further 10 days went by and we'll have to stop at that cliffhanger right at the cliffhanger here. A further 10 days went by and then at the end of the 16th day, two full months was when a lot of xojo basically accepted the repentance but that story inshallah we don't have time to finish it before salata Asia. So inshallah we will pause here and continue next week be the Allahu

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taala and because we're not finished, there's no point for q&a q&a should wait.