Channel: Yasir Qadhi
We all know of Khalid Al-Walid r.a. This talk is about his brother Walid ibn Al-Walid ibn Mughirah.
It is about the one known good deed performed by Walid r.a. from which emanated an abundance of good deeds through his brother Khalid Al-Walid.
What is this good deed from which Walid r.a. will be rewarded? And do you want to know the extent of Walid r.a.’s reward? Please make time to listen to this short yet beneficial talk today.
smilla Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam ala rasulillah our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said and Hadith reported in Sahih Muslim, la Tehran minella woofie Shea never trivialize any good deed, I want you to memorize this simple, beautiful Hadith never trivialize any good deed, you do not know the effects of the smallest of good deed. It is possible that something you do innocently without understanding the repercussions of what you do, can literally change the course of Islamic history. And in today's brief hodler I want to mention one such beautiful example. We all know the single most famous General, upon whose hands Allah subhana wa Taala allowed the majority of conquests that
forever benefited the oma and that is highly the vanilla lead. We all know that this was a person whom the profitsystem himself called the unseeded Sword of a law safe woman. So you fella, he must rule the open Sword of Allah subhana wa Tada. This was the luck of the title given by our Prophet salallahu idea he was setting them what most of us are not aware is that partly the political elites conversion is one of those stories that takes place without even understanding the repercussions of what will take place. And it involves his older brother, and what even then would eat. So the family of cognitive elite. Of course, his father, by the way, is that what he did in Europe, and what he
did, who was the chieftain of the bedroom of zoom, and the bedroom of zoom was the tribe of Abu john and i both thought it was the chieftain of the battle Hashem, and the battle Hashem and the bedroom of zoom were the two most influential tribes of the koresh and the chieftain of the boom of zoom, the cousin of Abu Jamal is actually this is called its father called eminent elite. So this actually, Abner mohila By the way, this cell will lead others our tribal angioedema this will lead was the one that the processor was talking with. When economic boom came this is that actually will analyze the widget mentioned a moment is still gonna this is this is actually also actually the
beginning of certain Buddhist theory when a large dogen mentions the whole story that other seven over and from another advisor was stuck, but then had the electroneutral in has a whole bunch of SOS Li soccer that is unworried, Allah is speaking about unwooded over here he had three sons alwaleed, Khalid, and he Sham these three sons Han is the middle son. All three are enemies of Allah and His messenger. They participate in the Battle of butter, and
aluminum alwaleed is taken prisoner, the eldest son, the father is now dead. alwaleed is taken prisoner. And he comes to the messenger that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam along with 70 of the prisoners of war, and the Prophet system and the Sahaba they make an assessment of what will their ransom be those that had the highest amount of money the wealthiest families their ransom was 4000 dinars the highest level those that could not afford anything as you know the famous story they were had to teach the children how to read and write and they will let go free but everyone was given a price tag depending on his family. Leads family is the richest family of Makkah. So Allah leads
price tag is the highest category only a handful got 4000 That was one of them and worried. So they have to wait for the money. One of the brothers the father is dead now he's dies so harder than he Sham were arguing and the one that one of them is a full brother. One of them is a half brother, their half brother says I'm not gonna get 4000 for him. And the full brother says Of course you will. We're gonna do it. So it takes a while is delayed. In the meantime, and Waleed is stuck in the profit systems Masjid for perhaps we don't know exactly, maybe 10 days. He's there 10 days. Now, what's gonna happen when somebody sees the Muslims and the Sahaba and the Prophet system for 10
days, unbeknownst to anybody, Islam entered the heart of the prisoner of war. He's tied up there was no jail in Medina. There was no complex, you know, like the current guy is doing for the innocent children that doesn't exist. Okay. There was no you know, barbed wire. Where is the prison? It is the masjid itself. So unworried, along with all of the other prisoners are essentially living in the masjid, they're given food, they have bathroom breaks, they're going to come back and they're staying in the masjid. So for at least 10 days, maybe even 15. alwaleed is observing the Muslims listening to the homeless and seeing the community and slowly but surely, Islam enters his heart.
Eventually, the brothers and mcda resolve their dispute, they get the 4000 and Khalid comes to Medina as a mushrik. And he hands the 4000 to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and Willie is now freed. So
It was late at night they exit the city, they go to sleep, Khalid wakes up. And his brother woody is nowhere to be seen, gone, disappeared. Where did he go? ulead returns back to Medina to accept the Shahada in public in the midst of that the prophecy less than two hours after he is released, the Sahaba said, Why did you delay? I mean, if you wanted to accept Islam, why this 15 days and your brother comes in the money? So he says, firstly, I didn't want you to think that I accepted Islam under pressure.
I didn't want you to think that there was a gun to my head, right, metaphorically, and I'm a prisoner of war. And so I'm trying to wiggle my way out. I'm coming as a free man. Now. Nobody can make it to him or doubt about my loss. And secondly, why shouldn't the money of my father benefit you?
That is money come after all that he has done? Let him benefit the Muslim woman. And so how did imagine how he must have felt he walked all the way or he took his camera walk all the way alone from Medina to Makkah minimum of 10 days travel, and he thinks he's going to bring his brother back. Neither the money nor the brother come back, and he has to return, humiliated and embarrassed. This is caught his first exposure to what a man does in the hearts of the person. And then how that continues is what you know, and what he is making to offer his younger brother Khalid because Khalid was the one who argued I'm going to go the full ransom is making do I you know, I want him to be
guided he's begging he's pleading but kinda takes a different path. You know what happened at will hurt you know what Khalid Did you know what happened at Azov? You know, what, how did it How did becomes essentially the son of his father, you get my point, he is going down that track, but it will he never loses hope. And he begs the Prophet system to give me something that I can say to my brother, give me a phrase that I can try to convince him. And so what happens was in the seventh year of the hijra, in the seventh year of the hijra, when the Muslims are going to do oma for the first time, you know, the Treaty of Arabia, remember that incident in the Sierra where the condition
was, they're going to come back the next year and do O'Meara, and they will have maca for three days. Right. And Waleed and Khalid have not seen each other for seven years, six and a half, six years, they haven't seen each other, they have not seen each other at all. And then when he wants to see his brother Khan, it, he is hoping, you know, there's no cell phone, there was no satellite, there's no you know, texting, he is hoping that Khalid stays in their house during those three days so that he can meet his brother Khalid after all those six years, but harlots, anger is so much he said, I don't want to see the Profit System and the Sahaba doing toe off, I want to leave. I don't
want to even be here and look from the window and see the Muslims, I want to leave. So as you're aware, probably half the city left Mecca and half the city locked their doors and stayed home for three days, right? That was the condition that for three days, you know, no one's going to exit from the Quraysh. Or they can leave their houses and for three days, the Muslims will be there and then leave. So how did opted to leave the city? Now, obviously, he didn't notice he rushes to the Father's house, he opens the door, he's eager to see nobody with the women there. They tell him sorry, hided left, there is no Khalid, His heart is broken. But he has a message from the processing
that he has extracted, because he's the one getting these positives. And he writes a letter and leaves it in their father's house for his brother, his younger brother for the audit. And he says and the letter is recorded anybody caffeine and others and even a sham? He says, My dear brother, yeah, okay, my dear brother, For how long will you run away from Allah and His Messenger, my dear brother, for how long my dear brother, this, my dear brother that and he writes him a moving letter that only a brother can write to another brother from the heart to the heart, he opens up, he hasn't met his brother says, The Battle of brother, my dear brother, my dear brother, my dear brother. And
then he says, and I have gotten a guarantee from rasulillah system for you by name. Now, he didn't tell him that he was the one who got the guarantee, leave these details out. But he wants to impress his brother. And he says, The profitsystem told me that if only hard, it becomes a Muslim law, no criminal, we will indeed honor Him, we will give him the cut off that he deserves that will make him an honorable person, we're going to give him the status and dignity of being the son of unrelated nirmohi at all. So he said that the process and mentioned your name and he mentioned you He said he's gonna promise he's going to, you know, help you and whatnot. And this letter Subhana Allah
soften the heart of harlot eventually. And he began thinking about converting to Islam. He began thinking about well, is it really true that these are all idols? Is it really true wacha worship Allah Subhana Allah, and his best friend at the time, was his second cousin. It crema. crema.
I couldn't have been a Buddha. Because Buddha had no what do you do in Molina are first cousins. So Khalid and crema are second cousins, their fathers are cousins, right? And so one night, you know, just like young men, they're out long, late at night, they're talking, they're chatting, they open up their deepest, you know, confessions and whatnot. And, and when he says, Sorry, caught it says to eczema, eczema, come on, really? We know these gods are false. I mean, let's be honest here. You know, we all know this, that these so why don't we worship Allah alone? Why don't we accept the message of Islam? They were half drunk. It is said one Version says that Allah knows maybe only
Allah knows. But you know they weren't in their full senses. It crema lost the plot. It cream in the middle of the night began screaming and shouting, Asada Have you become a Muslim? You're gonna leave us you're gonna abandon your father. How dare you Have you lost your mind and the commotion he became so angry he called the rest of the forest in the middle of the night, because it is the son of a loony This is no this is not some innocent this is this is the pure policy blood. This is the chieftain son This is as close to reality as they can get. So he called Abu sufian in the middle of the night to aim whatever goes to the door calls half the price and he goes What are we gonna do do
something he's thinking of converting. And now Khalid is alone in a room full of seniors of the kurush and you know mob mentality what happens right mob mentality, one man surrounded by enemies, voices are raised, a sword is brought out a sword is unsheathed and in the anger one person is about to strike down hearted and it will lead when all of a sudden, it Kadima jumps up and said, I didn't call you to kill him. The same person who called them now I didn't call you to kill him. Are you going to kill him? Because he wants to change his faith. And so he unless he calms them down, he sends them home hard It says okay, okay. You guys are right, you know, Yeah, I agree. You're allowed
to you're allowed to I agree you all right, and he calms them down, placate them, and the same night, call it goes back home, packs his bags, gets onto a horse and rides out in the middle of the night to make hijra to become the very last batch of three people to make hedgerows before the conquest of Makkah. Allah blessed cognitively to be the last batch of Mahajan. You know, the Muhammad Ali Ansari. The last batch of Mahajan was piloted in Wadi and I'm gonna pronounce and
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soccabet. Mr. rathman. Very good circle. Okay. So, the one who owns the keys of the Sahaba of the of the Kava right. These are the last three Sahaba who made his euro before the conquest of Mecca Allah blessed Holly the renewal he to do that. Now, what is the lesson from all of this? And then of course, what happened happened. And by the way, alwaleed his death is not known. He didn't play that type of role. Maybe he died very shortly after the death of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, and then life went on. He also, by the way, helped in the conversion of a sham, the youngest brother. Now, the story The moral of the story is what's the legacy of Khalid is known to all of you? How many of
you know the legacy of annuity? Can you imagine all of the blessings that Khalid did, shall be credited to Hadid and to unworried, his brother, imagine that, all of the Baraka and all of the glory and all of the love that hardly Didn't he add Mashallah, how much? There is a silent creditor, you see, Allah xojo gives and gives and gives. And as the Prophet sallallahu it was send them said, the one who calls others to good shall get the reward of the one who does it without diminishing the word of the one who does. This is what I'm saying that there are no middle man who fish a one letter written from the heart, change the course of Islamic history, never trivialize a smile. In the face
of a non Muslim. Never trivialize Good luck when you're presenting Islam. Never trivialize honesty in your dealings never trivialize any good deed, because you do not know the impact. It is very possible that one such small deed can literally change the course of history by the color of Allah, you might not even know it. Allah knows it is very likely that what he did not see did not live to see the true result of Harley's conversion. Most likely he died very early after the death of the process. I mean, all likelihood he didn't see the conquests, and yet the Senate will be with him in the cover because he did what he did with his loss without diminishing any good that was done so la
mina, la roofie Shay. Never diminish any good deed that you can do any opportunity. Just do something and leave the rest to Allah subhana wa tada May Allah azza wa jal guidance and guide
Others through us. And one other point by the brothers and sisters, a lot of people have come to me with questions and whatnot. So I want to be very, very clear. I am here for the epic community. Anytime you see me, you may come up and ask a question. I will most likely not have office hours because I am here every day you will see me if I'm in Dallas you will see me in sha Allah if you don't see me most likely I'm either secret traveling so I will come in sha Allah and this is I'm here anytime you have a question feel happy that whatever I am here for you a shallow data don't feel embarrassed or shy. You will see me walking back home no problem come up to me and ask the
question. That's the whole point I want to benefit you. You want to benefit me if I have the answer and hamdulillah If not, then I will try my best to get answers for you. But don't feel any embarrassment or hesitation to come up and ask me any question. This is what's my purpose one of the main purposes and roles that we benefit one another May Allah azza wa jal granted if lost, which is from a low head set on wanting more from his will able to catch it.