Solar And Lunar Eclipse
Channel: Yasir Qadhi
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Shaykh Yasir Qadhi delves into the topic of eclipses and acquaints us with the factors that come into place when an eclipse takes place. What is the Islamic position on the solar and lunar eclipses and the Qusoof and Khusoof prayers prayed at the time of the occurrence of an eclipse?
History of Islam considers the death of the beloved son of the Prophet ﷺ as one of the most tragic incidents to have transpired in the life time of the Messenger of Allah ﷺ.
What seemed even miraculous on that fateful day was the eclipse of the sun which people attributed to the death of the Prophet’s ﷺ son. When the Prophet ﷺ heard of these rumours, he said: “The sun and the moon do not eclipse because of the death or life of someone, but they are two signs amongst the Signs of Allah. So, if you see them, offer the Prayer (of eclipse in praise of Allah)”.
Eclipsing is a supremely profound and awe inspiring celestial happening and it goes on to certify the Signs of Allah’s Might and Power.
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Module One is that you know who want to steal food or when not to build Himanshu Rory and fusina woman say Artie Medina, Mayor de la llamada De La MaMa you Lu Fela Haji Allah, wa shadow Allah Allah Allah Allahu la sharika wash. Mohammed Abu hora sudo yeah you hola Xena mana taco la haka Ducati wallet Mouton. In one two Muslim moon, Mario brothers and sisters in Islam. There was only one time in the life of our prophets little Allahu Allah, he was seldom that an eclipse took place. And this eclipse took place when our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was around 61 years old. And it coincided with one of the most tragic events in the life of our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,
because we learned that at the age of around 60 our Prophet system was blessed to become a father for one more time and realize that at this age at the age of 60, our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had already lost almost everybody who was near and dear to him. His mother, his father, his grandfather, his uncle, Abu Qatada, his wife, Khadija who was his confidant, and the one who really supported him, his two sons and his three daughters, one after the other, he only had one beloved left and that is Fatima. There was no other immediate family member and none of the wives of the process, blessed him with the child other than Khadija, then when he reached the age of 16, Allah
subhanho wa Taala blessed him to have another son, another child, and this was through Maria, Maria and Maria, aka Thea gave birth to Ibrahim our Prophet system, as reported in sight Bahati that the Sahaba said, One day the processing came, and his face was shining bright, his face was beaming, and he said, Allah bless me with the child last night, and I shall name him after my father, Ibrahim, and they would see Ibrahim with the Prophet sallallahu It was said that he would take him to the masjid and they saw the happiness in his face that they had not seen because our Prophet system had not played with a child for for his own child for many decades before this. All of the other
children as I said, already passed away he had buried his own doctor's rokeya and only consumed and asked for in Makkah, he had at least one maybe two sons, we're not sure whether there were two sons or one son, for sure. Awesome. And maybe another was there as well. And three daughters all of them have passed away. Now he has Ibrahim and lo and behold, Allah subhana wa tada had willed that Ibrahim is not going to live. And of course, this was the color of Allah from before Makana, Mohammed Yun Abba. I had the marriage alikum wacka rasulillah he will have them and they've been this I had come down as up three years ago it had already come down. Allah has said you are not
going to be the father of any man. So no boy could live to be a man or else this ayah would be proven wrong. So Allah will that the process can be tested one more time he enjoyed the fatherhood, Abraham lived for a year and a half. And all of us who are parents, we know that this is the sweetest age This is the most tender age where the child is crawling and walking and climbing on you. And the child has the utmost love and joy. This is the pinnacle of the love that the parent has for the child. It reaches that that tenderness at the age of a year and a half. And then at that age, Ibrahim fell sick and again is able how do we learn our process Adam brought Ibrahim to the
masjid and he was wheezing and coughing. And you could tell that the child was on the throat the throes of death that he was wheezing and coughing. And can you imagine the pain and the Sahaba they saw the process and cry as he's holding his son Ibrahim in his hands and Ibrahim is wheezing his last and our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam knows that he's about to pass away and he says in either firaga Ibrahim Malema has done on verily Ibrahim at your death. We are very angry. We're very sad that you're about to die. And when Ibrahim died Ibrahim passed away then our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said in the law what in the day Roger own in Melilla Hema alto what is that to
Allah belongs everything he has the right to take, he has the right to to give and we will not say anything except what pleases Allah subhana wa tada and our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was in utter grief. Can you imagine at the age of 61 now and now his last child other than Fatima has been has been taken away. Allah tested him so many times. And the Prophet system rarely cried in public. You can count the number of times on one hand that he cried in public you can count on the number of times on one hand he cried in public of them when he's visiting his mother's grave. And this is now at the death of Ibrahim and this is perhaps the only time in public he is crying in
front of all of the Sahaba that they are there in the masjid and the whole Sahaba are overwhelmed with grief because they
Love the Prophet system so much. his grief is their grief, his pain is their pain, his suffering is their suffering. And as he is grieving and the Sahaba are grieving, lo and behold, Allah willed that at that time, the only time in the life of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam, the sun, Eclipse, not even the moon, the sun, it was a full solar eclipse, a full solar eclipse, there is nothing more magnificent, more spectacular than the covering of the sun in the middle of the day. And right when the Sahaba are crying, and the process is crying, the sun itself has become shaded. And of course, the rumors spread How could they not spread? When all of Medina is crying? Then why shouldn't the
rumors spread that even the skies are sad? At the death of Ibrahim, even the sun is crying, even the celestial objects are showing there who's in their grief at the death of the son of the Prophet sallallahu I think he was selling them the world and all that is in it is sad with the sadness of the process of why shouldn't they believe this? It's common sense to believe. But our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam on the day his son died, cannot but teach to hate. He cannot but preach Islam. We don't believe in superstitions. We are not a people that believe in bizarre rituals and mythologies. No, we are people who believe in Allah subhana wa tada and the power of Allah subhanho
wa Taala. So on the day he buries his son. He's barely come back from the graveyard and he calls all of the people to the masjid a crier is sent a Salah to Jamia a Salatu Jamia come this is what you say when you want people to come to the masjid and you don't give a Dan Dan is only given for the $5 watch for other than the $5 watch when they have to come you say a solid to Jamia. So a solid two gentlemen, everybody comes and our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam then led them in a long Salah, a long prayer. And as I and others said it was as if he recited all of other Al Baqarah the the size of certain Baccarat and he did not finish until the eclipse itself disappeared. And as I
said this is indeed the sooner but it is difficult for us in this land and when we have worked tomorrow to follow that sooner. And of course, by the way, the salah and the Hooda is sooner it is not why'd you it is good to attend and it is sooner and it is not something that is watching you. So he prayed as long as the eclipse was in session. Then when the eclipse finished, then he stood up and he gave a whole tuba and in that whatever he said that beautiful phrase in shumsa. Well, Amara, I attorney mean is Elijah Lyon Cassie van de remota had in the hayati, the sun and the moon are of the miracles of Allah. They are the creation of a law. Their Eclipse is independent of the death and
the life of anybody on this earth.
And I have said before and I will say it again, this one incident one law, he is one of the most powerful incidents, that our Prophet Sall Allahu Allah He was sending was a true prophet. I saw the code. I mean, I saw the code. I mean, had he stopped for a while or anybody been a false prophet had any person in his shoes, who was a false prophet. This happens to him. What a amazing story. What an amazing mythology to extract to concoct, let the people speak. It's not even as if he was spreading the rumor. It's not even as if he was saying, look, even the skies are crying because I am sad. No, he had to speak the truth or saw the mean or saw the talk. He has to say the truth. So he calls the
people and he says the eclipse has nothing to do with the life and death of anybody in this world. These are of the creation of Allah subhana wa Tada. So when the sun or the moon eclipses then Soylu what kabiru was the whole sodoku that those are the who that pray and say tech bit and give charity until this the eclipse goes away. And our Prophet sallallahu I said him during that thought up during that cylab it was a very emotional time, because realize brothers and sisters that before we had the advent of modern science, nobody knew when an eclipse was coming and to see the eclipse people did not understand what is going on. And they felt this is the impending doom they felt
something evil is about to happen. They felt the punishment of a law they felt it might be the day of judgment coming close. And this fear that struck all of humanity. There's nothing wrong with this fear because this fear connects you with Allah subhana wa tada and you become cognizant of your own mortality of your own sins of your own, of your own, if you like miniscule existence in front of the majesty and grandeur of Allah's creation. So even those
But they were indeed terrified. And there's nothing wrong with that terror because it is linked with a law and the punishment of a law. And our Profit System said, when you have this fear when you have this terror, then stand up in Salah, say Vicar make dua give charity, these things. They are the things that cleanse your sins away. They're the ones that Calm down, they are the ones that remove the anger of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And in that Salah, our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he took a step back, and he took a step forward. And he explained later on that while I was praying, Allah showed me Heaven and Hell, he showed me Jenna and jahannam. So when I saw Jenna, I took a step
forward, wanting to pluck the grapes from Jenna. And if I had plucked those grapes, then one bunch of grapes would have fed you all until the day of judgment. If I wanted to, I could bring it here. And then you would have had food until the day of judgment, one bunch would have fed all of you until your milk kiama. And then before he could do that other a lot of law will, of course, that these grapes should not be here. That's for the next slide. Then before he could do that jahannam was presented and are processed and went back because he could feel or you could see the agenda. So he took a step back. And in that hot tub, he said to the Sahaba Lota and ammonium alum, if you know
what I know, double hc two colleagues and whatever Katanga era, you would love very little, and you would weep very much. And when he said this, the Sahaba they began weeping the entire Masjid so much so that the mustard was overcome with sobs, so much so that the Sahaba to cover their mouths and their faces in their cloaks and their garments out of the sobbing because they could see there was a very emotional day that day, the processor has lost his son. Now he leaves them in a solid to three hours. Can you imagine his curar how they must have been moved. He himself is seeing Jenna and Jan them then he gives a powerful chutzpah so that day was imprinted in the memory of the Sahaba. And
this is the only time the eclipse happened from this. Our scholars have derived that there's something called Salatu uncouth and Salatu was the calf and so that will coup is for when the sun eclipses salata, hosszu, when the moon eclipses, and they are prayed in the same manner, except, of course, the crucifers in the daytime and hosszu is at night, and my dear brothers and sisters, unfortunately, one of the problems of modern science and this is a problem is that modern science unfortunately has caused many of us to lose the all that we should have when it comes to the creation of Allah subhanho wa Taala. The fact of the matter is that even if we know there's going to
be an eclipse, and even if we have 100,000 pictures, and even if we can see it on YouTube and on our iPhones, and we know exactly when it will begin and end, this does not take away from the majesty from the beauty from the splendor from the absolute amazement of this creation of Allah subhana wa Tada. Brothers and sisters, the sun and the moon are of the most miraculous creations of a law. What was shumsa? Well, kamaru Beerus ban Allah says the sun and the moon have been placed in order woman to hit a new one now how do I show so I'll come out of his miracles is the night and the day and the sun and the moon will law he brothers and sisters to think about it, it is mind boggling. These
massive objects this ball of fire and gas and and helium hurtling through space at 10s of 1000s of kilometres an hour 10s of 1000s. And it is going on its own axis and around it are going so many planets and around the planets are going so many moons and yet their coordination is so precise that we do not time the eclipses we do not time the sun in the moon. Time comes from the movement of the sun in the moon. Think about it. Our time comes from the precision of the movements of the sun and the moon. Where do we get the 24 hours? Where do we get the day? Where do we get the night? Where do we get our seconds? Our time is based upon the precision of these massive objects hurtling through
space. And that's what Allah says was shum Tsukamoto beers ban the sun and the moon. They are in a precise orbit coolant FIFA like in your spot on the shampoo, umbrella tubercle como la rue subiaco. Now the sun is not going to overtake the moon, nor will the day come before the night. Each one is in its own orbit, who has the power to control these magnificent huge creations who has the power to coordinate these structures such that we know exactly the timing of them and we extract our day and our month in our year from the precision of their movements will law he that is indeed a hard alima Kadir Allah coolly shaken
Do these creations around us, they should bring us in all how impugn is how how insignificant we are, how puny we are in comparison to the creation of Allah subhanho wa Taala says that, look around you, look around you saluti him atina philofaxy What if we enforce him, we will show them the miracles all around them and inside of themselves. These are the miracles around us brothers and sisters. And the fact that we understand it should not diminish should not eliminate the all and the respect that we should have for the creation of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Brothers and sisters, this is a time of introspection, of thinking about the purpose of creation, I conclude with the simple
idea that allows that reminds us in spirit, the Emraan that the purpose of all of these beautiful signs around us alladhina yetta. For Corona, if you Hulk is somehow what you want out, we look and we contemplate about the creation of the heavens and earth, or banner Mahabharata had about 11. So the Hanukkah fokina either but now your Lord our Lord, You haven't created all of this for no reason. What is the purpose of this majestic creation? What is the purpose of everything around us? All of it is true that we know that a lot is true. His signs are true. The Quran is true, his speech is true Day of Judgment is true Heaven and Hell is true. And therefore Animoto will hire as well is
true. Brothers and sisters it is it is it is a time to think about the purpose of life to think about how insignificant we are in the grand scheme of things to think about the fact these creation have been here for millennia, and they shall continue to be for millennia. We are the ones our short lifespan barely it just said the next time this type of eclipse will occur will be in around 30 years. Who amongst us will be here last time it occurred in the early 80s. Then it will occur again at 30 years goes on. We are the ones fleeting lifespan. Let us take advantage we can make our lives eternal in the eyes of Allah if we take advantage of them. Brothers and sisters in Islam, the oma is
going through much difficulty and trial as we know let us make sure that we are thankful for what we have that we're generous to those who don't have let us make dua to Allah subhana wa tada Aloma in the dying for a mineral or laws you have gathered us here today in this messenger of yours Allah gather us together on the Day of Judgment under your shade. Oh Allah shelter us under shade when there is no shade other than your shade. Oh Allah bless us to drink from the fountain of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam when there is no water other than his water. Oh Allah make our skills heavy on the Day of Judgment. Oh Allah magnify our good deeds. Oh Allah absolve and eliminate our
sins. Our law causes us to be of those whom the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam intercedes for our law causes us to enter agenda without any accounting. The idea is up our law causes to be of the first batches in the first flock who intergender Oh Allah blesses to be in the company of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, Oh Allah raised our ranks, forgive our sins and grant us the shofar of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, brothers and sisters in Islam, Allah subhana wa tada has commanded all of us with the command that he began with himself. And then he told the angels to do a lot of xojo says in the LA warmer, because we will saloon either nebby Yeah, you will
Edina amanu sallu alayhi wa sallam with a steamer alarm or suddenly was Sallim wa barik will adapt the course will become hamedan while early he was big Marian was Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh