My Experiences in Uzbekistan #1
Channel: Zahir Mahmood
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What they did is that a person he built a warehouse over the grave of Mr. Mohali because they were destroying everything. And then he filled the warehouse. similar manner Rahim
al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salatu salam ala say the masa de Maulana Muhammad wa ala early he was Herbie he woman to be at home bear signing ELO yo Medina about their respective brothers elders sisters. salaam aleikum, wa Taala.
Today, I thought I'd
just recollect some of my experiences. Last week,
I had the privilege of going to Uzbekistan.
So it's very interesting place. And I thought that maybe we in the next couple of weeks, we will share some experiences. Why?
Because we learn
when you travel, you learn from other places,
you learn that certain things that you have, and we take for liberty, where other people would crave for the same thing that we take for granted.
And Allah subhanho wa Taala says in the Quran, he says Cebu fill up from Guru kakabeka occupa to Latina mencoba.
Allah says, travel in the earth
and see what the outcome of those who came before.
The interesting thing is that the word seal the words, seal has a different meaning to mushu the word so the word sail means that you travel but you travel with a purpose.
So you don't just lackadaisically go anywhere, but you have a purpose behind your travel. While the word must you mean to travel from one place to the next place without really any firm intention. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says in the Quran,
shovel, see you traveled in the earth of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And look at what happened to those who came before you.
That doesn't mean now. If you happen to travel or go on a holiday, it has to be hij O'Meara has to be serious. No.
You know, you can take the family, take the children, enjoy yourself as well, but also learn.
take lessons from the different places that you go, give your children those experiences.
How's the law was a battery Sahabi
is a battery Sahabi. One day he was sitting by the side of the road and he's crying.
So abubaker speaker of the alarm who goes past and he says, How long were you crying for whatever reason? So 100 out of the alarm and who says abubaker naffaa hanza abubaker have become a monastic,
become a monastic? So abubaker said, you owe Hamza la bergerie Sahabi. One of the most eminent of the Sahaba of the Allahu impossible that I can believe that you have become a monastic
is a Let me tell you why I have become a monastic.
He said, You know, when we're in the company of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
And he explained Jenna and jahannam. To us. It's as though we can see Jenna and Johanna, it says, though, is front of our eyes.
But what happens when you go back home?
House old shows,
issues bills, other concern
children, wife, mother parents, it says my state changes. I'm no longer on that spiritual hype.
Book. So Pamela, regarding who the profit and loss items are losing, losing, losing a man who would be better be a man, or rajabi. If the amount of aboubaker was placed on one side of the scale, and the amount of the entirety of humanity was placed on the other side of the scale, the amount of Abu Bakar would be heavier than the entirety of the humanity.
A worker says if that's the case, hands Allah then traffic as well.
So Subhan Allah, these two Sahaba go to the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam because they were concerned about their belief.
And they say your message of Allah you know, when we sit in front of us as though gentleman Johanna misprinted, but when we go back home, our state changes. So the message of Allah said, if you could remain in that same spiritual, stage, and state, if that you when you are in front of me, then when you would walk on the street, the angels would come and they would shake your hands.
When you lie on your bed, the angels would come and they would shake your hands on your bed. But this is the nature of Eman. it fluctuates, goes up and down. And then the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Sato was sotto. Sotto is it take every moment as it comes?
One moment for your Salah one moment for your worship Allah, one moment for your work one moment for your wife, one moment for your children, one moment to chill.
You're not meant to be at that state all the time.
Take every moment as it Come, give everybody their right, one moment for this and one moment for that.
So to traveling the earth
and even to go on holiday
with the family with the children to have the experiences Why? Because Allah says Allah wa Jalla
wa ala Lita, Lisa foo, we created you as nations. And as kabyle. And as tribes. Why the Tara foo, so you recognize each other?
So how do you recognize each other? When you go to a different country, you go to a different place. And you realize the culture,
you experience the culture you understand, okay? These are freedom that we take for liberty, these are things that we don't have, and this home has an amazing qualities that we don't have litho our food. So you go to different different places. And this is listen, this is our heritage.
A member to tar the famous,
you know historian had a travelogue. If I remember rightly, for 23 years, he traveled without going back to Tangiers
traveled from one place to the next place to the next place. And every place he went to he would write his travelogue. We have it today, in New Japan, exactly the same thing. So so this is from a heritage that we travel, and we experience and we see what's happened to other individuals. And then we take that on board, what are the positives, we take them on board? What are the negatives, we shun them. And this is why often people who are very, very, you know, kind of have have a very limited focus in life are people who have never engaged with other people,
people who have never traveled
Let me ask you how many people here have been to Central Asia
one person that's in Central Asia, only one person has been to Central Asia. So Pamela, when you go there, why it's a G wood is a jeep. So let me get back to going on holiday. So your holiday generally when we go on holiday, unless we go hide your aura, you know, the generally is like we go on holiday, and you go in and the beaches and the hotel that that's it.
You have nothing but what do you actually bring back? Have you experienced the culture? Have you taken from the culture? Have you learned from the culture? Have you? Okay, these are qualities that I would love to have in my home? I would love to have in my community or just be in the beaches? And you know, generally the Muslim countries, that's how they look at it as well. If you look at the vast majority of Muslim countries, when they open the doors for the holiday for the tourists, why is it it's all about money, all about the economy, even if it means them shying away from their principles. They don't care if all the harsh, all the lewdness comes into their countries. And is a
beautiful example of this in the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam and the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam
when hijos made furls the Messenger of Allah didn't go on the first year Why didn't the Messenger of Allah go Hi, Jennifer Scheer because at that time we must you Ricky would do it.
And also they will do hudge make it. So the Messenger of Allah did not want to go for hudway the machine again, we're doing that state. So he said a coworker of the law and who and he said, Oh worker make announcement, this was on the ninth year of HR, make an announcement that after this year, no machinery key will be allowed to do harch. And nobody will especially be allowed to do it naked. Now.
The people of Makkah, predominantly Muslim Muslims, were traders. They lived of the revenue that came into my car because my car was the mecca of that time. It was the hub of that time, people did pilgrimage. So now by stopping the Missouri cane coming into Mecca, what their concern was, that look,
we won't have our income, our economy will, you know, dive down. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says in the Quran, Allah, Allah Masha the army,
they shouldn't none of them should come, none of you should come to the masjid by the army mhada after this year, for in his
sofa unique como la. De, if you fear poverty,
if you Muslims pay poverty to remember, Allah will be the one who will enrich you through his
way through his funnel. So brothers and sisters,
go and I've said this many times traveled the earth yourself, with your wife, with your children travel the earth, see the experience or jalna CompTIA over wakaba li li Tara foo so you can really recognize and recognize other people's conscious
when you experience other people's cultures that enriches yourself.
We many of us live even in the West and we don't engage with other cultures.
Pakistanis only engage with Pakistanis, and we live in the West. A minority minority is only Bengali, Somali and only Somalians.
And we don't engage at all. And if you look at other cultures, and when you speak to other individual you see that every poll every group may be Muslim or non Muslim have some very good qualities that you can learn from.
So this is very, very important. Now let me go back to Central Asia,
Central Asia, which is a large portion and a number of countries Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, etc. When did the expedition start there? So in the time of
the allaahu, this was when the first expedition started.
So Omar sent some expeditions out to spread the deen of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Then in a time of man, but especially
approximately in the time when katiba been Muslim, Alba, he went back into Pakistan in 92 hegira. That's when really they conquered Uzbekistan. I want to really emphasize Pakistan rather than the other places. So 92 hedger, that's when Uzbekistan was finally kind of subdued. And they accepted the Muslim rule. Very interesting. 92 hegira was Uzbekistan, and some of that area 91 he that was what?
so why is the Muslim went this way? somewhere that way? So Pamela, you know, amongst those people who are buried in summer camp today, in Uzbekistan, you know, kasamh been above, performing above, Rosa Lauren, who was who he was the cousin of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. He traveled all the way to summer camp, which is over 4000 kilometres to spread the deen of Allah subhanho wa Taala, who is performed in abass kasamba Abbas was the brother of Abdullah in the bass, the famous scholar, cousin of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he was accorded he was one of those who had the honor of lowering the body of the message of Allah salallahu alayhi wa sallam into
the grave. His brother Abdullah says the last person to come out of the grave of the Messenger of Allah subhanaw taala sort of meaning the law
person to touch the blessing body of the message of Allah with my brother.
Jonathan Walla, don't you think kasamh knew the virtues of being buried in macam? praying Salah in the harem?
Don't you think kasamh knew the virtues of dying in Medina that the Muslim Allah said, try if you can die in Medina, for I will intercede for you on the Day of Judgment.
Don't you think Casa Casa knew that the first people after the ambia who will be resurrected on the day of Jannah of the day of judgment will be those who died in Medina and were buried in general Bucky.
He knew all these virtues.
But why did he go all the way and die in summer camp? You know why?
So the likes of you and I today
could recite the Shahada.
So, the right lights of you and I could have the caliber
that we could have imagined. The greatest nightmare there is. That's why the Sahaba of the alarm went all the way to someone.
to spread the deen of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
Within 100 years 92 within 100 years, this place this place became the center of knowledge. 100 years. Let me go through some of the names.
Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, the only reason that you know Kazakhstan is the bulk of Bora Bora at
And all these other small small countries, which you and I can't even pronounce properly. With we don't even know what the capitals are. These places will once upon a time, the center of learning. So let me give you an example. So Pamela, you have you must have all heard about the six authentic books in Hadith.
in Bukhara. Uzbekistan,
neysa poo where Mr. Buhari also stayed and taught him in Iran. To me the
abou doubt, so disturb Iran, NASA, NASA, Turkmenistan
Iran, all the six most authentic hadith collections we can have all come from this area.
all come from this area.
in Turkmenistan, which is only 70,000 people visit this place entire country every year that's a minister so g place who was from Turkmenistan.
Abdullah bin mo Park, one of the greatest scholars of his time, Mufti Taqi says the only scholar who's never disparaged by others, was a Boolean, a moonwalk never.
A man must been humble was from Turkmenistan.
Imam Ahmed, the founder of the humbly school of thought Assad's been the wrong way. I'm just giving you a few names worldwide, that hundreds and hundreds of the greatest scholars of their time came from these places. And this is a testimony to the words of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam with a message messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Samana Farsi was sitting next to him and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said,
He said if knowledge Hill pointed salmaan for the Mongol, Persian, he said if knowledge was at the start of meaning in the heavens,
people from his own would seek that knowledge.
Bukhari Muslim and all the others. roseola from our testimony to the words of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
Mr. Bahari, Subhana Allah, you know, we had the honor of visiting the grave of Mr. mojari Rahmatullah alley, and I'll tell you why it was amazing honor.
You know, all the time, we have had
He said this Buhari said that related by Buhari when Buhari says it you don't even have to go through the authenticity.
When we study our final book that we complete is Sahih al Bukhari
when we complete our course we have a hot Buhari.
So imagine now today I am sitting next to the grave of Mr. Buhari.
You actually have to have permission because you have a kind of sign of a grave at the top, but really the grave is downstairs. So they opened the door for you. And by the grace of Allah subhanho wa Taala. They allowed us to we sit next to the grave of Mr. Mohan is a small room only about 20 people can fit into it.
But what is the history and inshallah next couple of weeks I will go over the history. But let me tell you about the history of the gravy mumble hurry. Mr. Bahari, Rama de la la is buried in a place called her tongue just outside summer camp, just outside summer camp.
So you had the Soviets took over?
After the Soviet took over? Then you had the communist era. Now the communist era was an era of oppression. Nobody could study their religion. So when they realize that the communists have come what they did, is that a person he built a warehouse over the grave of Mr. Bahari because they were destroying everything. And then he filled the warehouse with crates.
And this is how they save the grave of quality from the communists.
So many years past many, many decades pass. And then Soekarno who was a president of Indonesia comes on a state visit to Moscow.
Now the Soviets were trying to get the Indonesians on that side because they're having a cold war with the West.
So when he comes he says, I want to visit the grave of Mr. mahadi. Now he's in Moscow. These guys I've never heard of him on Buhari.
So they send a message Listen, look for this guy called Buhari.
He said he's somewhere in Uzbekistan.
So where do they go? Obviously they go to mojarra. And they go ask the people and nobody knows where he is. And even if they do know that where it is they won't tell them because they know what the communists are like.
So they run around, run around. Eventually they find the grave of Mr. mojari in
they go to summer camps, amateur soccer, when they say nobody's telling them. Eventually they find the gravy mom Buhari in a warehouse.
So they ring back to Moscow and they say, look, we found the grave what the grave don't look too good, is in a very, very bad state. And if he comes and sees you like this, you may not be very happy. So they work day and night.
And they sent a message to Moscow to delay him coming to Uzbekistan.
Eventually he came
and he made a while and he cried by the grave of Mr. Mohan. These communists could understand why did you reveal this person like he does? And it was after that they began to look after the grave of Mr. Bahari Rahmatullah. Now is a beautiful card, I will explain more, what is Pakistan inshallah next couple of weeks. It's a beautiful place. And they're making six hotels outside. They have only opened Uzbekistan to Muslim tourists in the last two years. You have so many non Muslims coming. But Muslims only last two years. They've opened it.
So the amount he opened the downstairs for us to go. So there's about 20 of us in the room. So she had a Brahim from Australia said to me, Jeff, can you say a few words? Well, I it was very overwhelming for me, you know, being by the grave of
the grave is just there.
being next to that man who wrote the book, which is a song
by the caterpillar,
the most authentic book after the book of Allah, you know what that means?
That means a large book, is the column of Allah is the word of Allah. Like Allah has no beginning. His book has no beginning. Like Allah has no end. His column has no end, like a law cannot change his word, the Colombian law, the Quran cannot change. This man roseola and who, whose grave was there and we were sitting here, wrote the most authentic book, from the lips of Habib Salalah alayhi wa sallam, after the Kalam of Allah subhanho wa Taala
above the Allah, may Allah elevated status May Allah
Last month on elevate the status of all our great scholars who sacrifice with the deen of Allah subhanaw taala inshallah, next week I will go through a low Mongol invasion of that part of the world especially as Pakistan, then I will inshallah cover the communist period and then I will share with you my experiences of this amazing wildlife. amazing place it's like being in a different world melas paneled Allah preserve these people, you know, let me tell you something, and we'll finish here.
Allah will ask you and I
according to the difficulties and the ease that we went through,
and Allah will ask people who live in a different world in a different place,
according to the ease and the difficulties that they went through.
So when you look at certain places, and you see no hijabs, you see no bids.
You don't know what those people have gone through, just to preserve their religion.
And allow it to ask you and I
will say OTA heroes that he'll teach you have anything which stopped you from learning the deen of Allah. Oh, did you have anything we stopped you going to the masjid? No. Did you have anything which stopped you?
From praying your Salah, giving us a cart, educating your children? No.
And according to what Allah put us through,
that is how we will have to answer on the day of judgment and that's how Allah will take accountability.
So brothers and sisters will law when you go to other parts of the world. And you see the difficulties that people have gone through just to preserve their religion
and the ease with what we have it we have no excuse by
we thank Allah Allah hasn't put us through this test, and inshallah in the next couple of weeks I will share my other experience we have lost pantalla preservers, we have lost $1 keepers in like Indonesia, and the United States in general bharatanatyam salaam aleikum wa