The History of Malik Ibn Dinar First Masjid in India

Yasir Qadhi

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Charlotte today we have a short halter. I'll introduce you to one of the main famous figures of early Islam and he is one of the ascetics that is known in the books of history, and his name is Malik Ibn dinar. And his story is a beautiful story and there are certain benefits and for what we can derive from it. Who is Maddie Cuban. Deena Maddie Cuban Dina is at Tabori. He's not just a hobby. He's a Tabori. He was born in the era of the Sahaba and he studied under some of the Sahaba it has said that maybe even he saw had been Abbas as a child, but he studied with undisciplined Malik and he studied with the senior Tabby ruins of bizarre and he became a middle level tabula,

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tabula and themselves levels depending on their era. So you have the great era of the tabula rasa No bossley Then you have the next generation like Malika Bundeena so this is Malik Ibn Dino after the death of an Hassanal boss at the famous, you know, scholar of Buster Miley Kimmy Dennard became the main icon of religiosity of Zeus of asceticism, and he was known for not only religion but primarily for a bother for worship. He was an icon of the city in terms of his lifestyle, very simple, very frugal, in terms of constant worshipping Allah subhana wa Tada always being in the masjid. Anybody wanted to see him he would go to the masjid find him there. He once famously remarked, had it not

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been for the fact that I have to break my will do and do will do outside I will be sitting here day and night he would want to stay in the masjid. And there are many beautiful anecdotes about him. You can look up in any book I'll just mentioned some of them. Once it is narrated that a thief came and broke into the house of McKibbon dinar. And he was in the corner doing thicket and the thief did not notice. And he scoured the house, he couldn't find anything to steal. There was nothing to steal in the house of Monica Medina. So then Malik saw and said to him, You didn't find anything of this dunya Can I gift you something better? So the thief became shocked and he became embarrassed? What

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is it? What can you give me better than this? He said, Do will do and start with the into Hadoop. So the thief fell so shy he did we'll do pray to her. The Madonna Fajr was called and Malika Medina want to pray Fajr with the thief, somebody was shocked to that he saw him who is this guest you never have any guests who is this person with you. Malik in Medina said this was a person who came to steal something from us. But we ended up stealing from Him meaning his betta cloud, we stole it from him. And now we are going to set out a budget Maliki Medina as well. He was a person who earned his livelihood. His it is was by writing the Quran, he would write the Quran. And in those days, you

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know, the Quran had to be written down. And then you know, obviously, sell the Quran the copy that he had written, and he would then live off of that it would take him four months to write one most half, four months to write one most half. And then as soon as somebody purchased the most half, he would take that money and he would immediately go to the grocery store, not even take it home and leave it as a deposit so that he could just purchase food and he didn't have to touch money. So the grocery store had a credit with him based on the money he would come every once in a while the money would come in pause here footnote the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that the subject or

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the profession that has the most right that you pay for it is the Quran. Hadith isn't Buhari and some people think, Oh, how can I pay for the Quran, you're paying for the Quran teacher or you're paying for somebody writing the Quran, I will prophesy some said if you're going to pay something for anything. The most blessed thing to pay for is the Quran. By this hadith our scholars derived that the Prophet CISM opened the door for getting a payment for that which might be religion, you keep your Nia sincere for the sake of Allah but if you're gonna get paid, then the best thing to get paid for is the Quran is a Hadith. So we pay our Quran teachers and we pay people who write the

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Quran and we buy the Quran from the Messiah from the people all of this is completely jazz so mighty given the non word earn his livelihood by writing the Quran, he considered this to be the most noble livelihood and as I said he would not even keep the money at home the thief would come there is nothing there is nothing there. Once the Almighty has appointed a governor for my for a busser he was from busted right once you may as appointed the governor and the governor walked in with fine garments, boasting his chest puffed out walking like this through the streets. And Monica Medina saw him and said, Do you not fear Allah? This type of boastful walking is not allowed in Islam, unless

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you are on the battlefield and you have to show the enemy in that case yes, your walk like that. Otherwise you do not puff your chest and walk like this. So this OMA your prince became insulted. He said, Do you not know who I am? Do you not know who I am? And Maliki dinar? Said Yes Wallahi I know who you are. You are a creature who has created from a fluid that is despicable even to mention, and your end result is going to be a corpse

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That is so stressful. Nobody will want to smell it or see it. And in the middle, you are a sack carrying your own defecation. That's who you are. Now, what are you going to do about that? Literally? So yeah, I know exactly who you are. Your beginning is something embarrassing to talk about your end is disgusting. Nobody wants to see it. And in the middle, you are carrying your own weight, you're gonna go to the toilet. In other words, when somebody tried to be arrogant by his wealth, by his prestige and pride might have put him in his place, like, Who do you think you are? We're all but who are them. We are all created beings. Now, there are many interesting stories and

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many beautiful things about you know, Monica Medina, but the main key point I wanted to bring up is that Malik mdnr was not like this for his whole life. No, he was not like this for his whole life. He actually had a very non religious beginning. He was a member of the paramilitary elite of the government, you know, they had, you will call them the Secret Service. Okay. So when the government didn't like somebody, they would send the Secret Service to arrest roughed them up, maybe even killed them, you know, that, you know, we all have them in our country's back of you know, talking about he was of that group of people, and these are considered and they are still considered the

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worst of the worst. Everybody despises them. They have sold their deen and duniya. For the sake of money they have sold their is for the sake of a paycheck, right? This is the worst of the worst, the lowest of the low. And he grew up as a young man. He was of that group of people. And he would drink constantly. He was a drunkard he would drink as a young man. And Allah blessed him with a child, a daughter, and he loved this daughter immensely. The daughter passed away at the age of two. The daughter passed away. The dying of the daughter the death of the daughter triggered him into depression and drinking more. That's what usually happens when you don't have Eman, right? The

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Depression that he went into, he became a complete drunkard. And one night he was drinking and he fell asleep and he didn't even pray Orisha back then even the drunkards prayed a little bit. Yeah, there's different hero back then. Right. So in his drunken stupor, he didn't even pray a lot in Asia, and he went to sleep. In the dream. He had a dream that night. And this is the story of him flipping over. In the dream, he saw that he was in front of a massive furnace, and the furnace became hotter and hotter, and the fire became unbearable. So he turned around and he began to flee. But wherever he ran, the furnace was right behind him. He couldn't run away wherever he's running.

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The furnace is right there. Then he saw a man in the dream. Very beautiful, handsome, very impeccable clothes. And he thought this man can save me. So he said to the man oh man, use lead seemed like Raju saw that a good man saved me from this furnace. The man said, I am too weak, I cannot save you. And in the dream, then he's going and he sees his two year old daughter, two year old daughter and the daughter recites to him a verse of the Quran. Allah Mia needed Athena Amanu and Tasha Kuru boom LiveChat Allah hasn't the time come for the people of iman, that their hearts soften towards the remembrance of Allah isn't enough now, Hollis. Now hasn't the time come that your heart

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becomes soft? And he said yeah, Binti, you know the Quran? She said, Yes, we know it in this world better than you. Yes, we know it. So she said you have been to my daughter. What is explained to me what is happening? What is this fire? What is this man? So the daughter says that fire it is your sins and it is going to engulf you. It is your sins, that good man. It is the small amount of good deeds you've done which is not strong enough yet to save you from your own fire. You haven't made this man strong enough your good deeds there are too weak to save you from this fire. So he woke up and right then and there. He broke all of the bottles of wine in his house and he turned over a new

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leaf he quit this evil profession he was in and this was the the flip that happened to him that he turned over completely dedicated the rest of his life to Riba and Zote and Taqwa and spreading around he has a number of a hadith as well. In the famous six books, even a Buhari mentions his name and his famous Sahaba. And this shows us so many things, and of the most beautiful lessons and we have so many lessons like this, that Allah azza wa jal judges people by their ending, not their beginning, and we should not lose hope, even if we might be at a phase of our lives where we're not living our best Subhanallah there's always time to change doesn't matter how we are today, as long

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as we're aiming to be better tomorrow, and we put in the effort. So this is a person who grew up as a young man, a drunkard grew up with doing the worst profession possible. And then Subhanallah a flip happen. And it is also shows us that sometimes, in fact, usually, if we have Iman, a calamity is a blessing in disguise, a calamity big

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comes a blessing in disguise. If we have Iman, something that is so painful, it is used as a catalyst to bring about a blessing. And in fact, the loss of his daughter was eventually what triggered him to become a better Muslim and the most pious Muslim have in fact, you know, it is said of the city of Basra of his generation. He died in the year 127 hedgerows so early on 127 Hyjal and it is these are legends that are set Allah knows but when I say legends, I mean, we find it in some books of history, we will know for sure certain, it is said that towards the end of his life, he was of the first people you know, the conquest of sin had begun at that time the conquest of India. So

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it has said that he was of the first people to go and start preaching Islam in India. And to this day, there is a small village, you know, in the southern coast of India, there is a masjid of Malik Ibn Dena and the legends the people firmly believe the people will swear to you that this is the cover of Malika Mandela and we find this mentioned in some of the books of the past that he was of the first batches of people to go and preach Islam in India. And to this day, there is a cover in this I don't know the name of the village is in the southern coast of India. And it has said as I said, there's a cupboard and his Masjid there and the people of that village in town, they say that

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the first person to spread Islam in our community and we have been Muslim. This is by the way, the Kerala community in South India, right. So there's two places of Indian Islam there's Northern, and that's where Muhammad awesome came and that was, you know, different and then you have southern Islam, southern Indian Islam does the Kerala and Malayalam and other states there and in those regions there was no Mohammed bin Qasim in those regions. There was no army. It was people that came and preached and taught Islam and it is said that Maliki Medina was the first to go and preach Islam and as we know the entire southern coast has our Muslim because of people like Malik and Medina.

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This is the story of my they can be laid out we ask Allah subhana wa Taala to resurrect us with the righteous of the past. We ask Allah to allow us to benefit from the stories we ask Allah azza wa jal to make us righteous and to overcome our sins and to make our April our final days the best dates and our final days the best days and we ask Allah that we all die upon to hate any of us and the Kadima and Michelle will continue later Santa Monica Monica Tula barakato