Qurrat al-Absar - Discerning the Eyes Delight

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Event Name: Qurrat al-Absar - Discerning the Eyes Delight
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Qurrat 1

e're in ba if it's july and i think people probably
find it surprising that you can be in the arabian desert and to have this type of incredible
um weather here is uh one of the great blessings that allah actually bestowed upon the people
of mecca because this was their masjid this is where they came during the
summer the hottest months of the summer they would come here this was also the source of their food
because mecca as you know it's it's rock and allah wa ta'ala called it a valley
that that had no agriculture and so they
came here and there was a tribe here benite people should know about them one of the great
arabian tribes they worshipped al-lat who was there the goddess here
and the prophet sam as you know came here this is also the burial place of
ibrahimo some of the sahaba many of the sahaba after realizing the
immensity of mecca couldn't live in mecca after the revelation so
many of the sahabah actually ended up in medina and staying in medina and not
going back to their homeland the muhajiroun and even at the end of the hajj he would
say people of yemen go back to your yemen people of syria go back to your syria people of
iraq go back to iraq to encourage them not to stay in the haram because the
the rights of people living in the haram arso
awesome and daunting that they were genuinely afraid to do that in medina and this is one of the
blessings of the rahmah madina medina also has the bomb of the haram it's a haram
and in the mariki madhhab which is the madhhab that i follow the haram of medina is actually
better than the haram of mecca that's the opinion of imam although the entire ummah is in
agreement all of the ulama of the sunnah are in agreement that the the tomb of the prophet
is the holiest place it's more holy than the kaaba that's by consensus
he relates that as mara from estafarini and other ulama so that's important to know
that the medina and also the roda is in the paradise according to the sound
hadis so there is a place in medina that we know is actually in paradise and that's not anything we know
about mecca so both of them are sanctuaries allah made them places of enormous
blessing but also places of enormous tribulation for people that are not aware
of those blessings so it's important the comportment is essential while we're here even being
this close to the haram yesterday because in maliki method you can't go into the haram without being in
like we don't have like the shaft a medhab you can go for other reasons or pass through we can't do that we got
lost on the road yesterday and we ended up in the haram and i just didn't feel comfortable because the first time that i'd been in
the haram like that without the haram on so
even in thai if we're close to the haram so just remember it's the house of allah subhanahu wa
ta'ala and even though allah is everywhere and sees and knows everything that we do
wherever we are the they say
a wrong action when you're near like if you're in the presence of your father and you do something
wrong or your mother it's not the same as offending them when they're absent it's it's just
doesn't have the same they're both enormous but they don't have the same level of
enormity so inshallah the quran is an amazing
text it's a moroccan traditional moroccan text by abdul aziz
one of the scholars from macnas and it's studied and memorized in muritania very
common for the women in moritania to memorize the text it's just over 400 lines and
it has a lot of things about the prophet saw ism that people don't know about and don't really
think about but before i do that i want to go into the text i wanted to talk a little bit
about love of the prophets allah is saddam and why
people should get to know the prophet saw ism intimately
and and respect him in the way that's due to him the the
word in arabic for respect is usually
and has the word haram in it so the the root word is uh the root
master is haram which means a sanctuary and a sanctuary is a sanctuary because
in english we say sanctuary comes from a latin word sanctus which means holy sanctified we get that
word from it so the harma is also a type of inviolability like a woman in in
darija here in saudi arabia a woman is called harma because you she's inviable you don't you
don't approach her you don't accost her you keep your distance from a woman you
have the same it's a it's a similar idea behind the the idea of the haram there's things you
don't do in the haram that you can do in other places and that's the idea of
the the harma it's a type of respect and it's often in the west people
misunderstand although it's abused and there's no doubt about that there's an abuse of the male female dynamic in a lot of
the muslim cultures but if you look at the root of of these rules the root of the rules
of comportment as well as the obligations and the prohibitions is all based upon
this idea of respect of respecting the other of the inviability
the power also respecting the power mecca has an immense power women have immense power over men so
there's a respect and a maintenance of that respect now the word uh
in uh respect in latin comes from a a word which means to look back
spectus is to see and then rey is usually used something back to look back respect
comes out of knowledge there has to be a looking back at
the object of respect to know where they come from to know what they've done to know who
they are that's why we say in english you say you you don't demand respect you command respect
it's something that comes out of knowledge that when people have knowledge of somebody when the
in ramadan um the son of sha abdullah bin bayyah had
they did a t mauritanian tea service at uh a cafe in
in jeddah that's trying to be a center for learning and education and in the murutani tea
service they had these two men doing tea and they served everybody tea now in this culture tea servers are very
low on the totem pole it should be high on the totem pole because actually the
the the uh the the big gods were at the bottom of the totem pole the base the
so but we we didn't get that right like many things with the native americans so we didn't
know that so but anyway they were they're low on the totem pole the the t servers so when they finished
the tea service sheikhna got up and he said you know i'd like to thank the two t servers
and by the way both of them know the quran according to the seven variants of of the uh of the recitations
and everybody was shocked in there because they're assuming these are just like servants like people that just
make tea and so suddenly they it shifts maybe you would
have had a lot more deference when they were serving the tea because now you know something about
them that you didn't know the respect goes up so when when when you're introduced to somebody and
somebody tells you he's a high field and he knows the seven variants suddenly you have respect if you didn't
know that you might not have the same degree of respect now the the people of inner science in
our tradition they try to inculcate in people an assumption of that in all people so that you you have a
type of deference to human beings because you don't know and until they
display otherwise they should warrant that that respect that that's the idea that's the highest
ideal the uh one of moroccan infest told me
you know don't ever have contempt for something because he might be a friend of god you don't know and that's one of the
that allah hid three things in three things he hid his anger in disobedience so you don't
know where what will make god angry like the woman people will say
you know the hadith a woman goes to hell for not feeding the cat that seems like a pretty extreme
result of not feeding a cat but what does not feeding a cat indicate because she wouldn't even let
it go out to eat on its own she just locked it up like tortured it to death
that indicates a state of the heart so the act itself might seem
insignificant because there's people scientists all over the west that lock up animals and torture them
for scientific reasons but so we don't know where allah
subhanahu wa will put that his wrath and then he hid his contentment
in obedience so the prostitute gives the dog some water in the hadith and and the
prophet saw is him said she was forgiven for it which seems like an insignificant act to
give a dog he's panting from thirst and she
gives the dog water so that act indicates something about her
state which is compassion so in one hadith we
have a woman going to help for not feeding a cat and
it's not that she's a bad woman we don't know other than that she didn't feed the cat but in another hadith a bad woman
in the eyes of people a woman of ill repute is goes to paradise for for giving
water to a dog so another very insignificant act but allah that was where his pleasure
was and then he's hid his saints or the people of william the people that allah that allah
takes it upon himself to take care of them those people allah hid in his creation
now we have signs there are signs that you can know but then there's some signs that you can't know because
some of the olia are really hidden and you might think they're completely insignificant people like the
black woman that used to sweep out the mosque of the prophet saw light he said um nobody really thought she was anything
of significance but the prophet i said knew who she was because when she suddenly wasn't there anymore
he noticed immediately where'd that woman go and they said oh she died why didn't you
tell me so i could pray over her. so the prophet saws was concerned about who that woman was
because she she was something with allah subhanahu wa with anna so that's it
it's important that idea of not just giving people respect
because of who you think they are based on what you know about them but
giving them respect with the assumption that you might not know something about them that's very
important but with the prophet salallahu there's
no doubt that the more you know about him sallallahu sunam the more you
come to respect him and esteem him and allah says one of the reasons that he
sent him was to azuruhu watawakiruhu
you know to to to give him aid and to esteem him
to hold him in a high place of esteem and esteem comes from a root word which we get
estimation from it's where you determine the value of something
so when you know the the value of the prophet which is priceless
once you know that the prophet saw is priceless that he is with allah subhanahu wa ta'ala
he has the highest station then your esteem for him is inestimable you can't put
a value on it because it's beyond value you can't work within a language
of economics so loving the prophet sam having this
respect for him is uh extremely important now one of the things that respect
leads to is deference and deference is uh
you give deference to a person's the right of a person the privilege the position the proper
acceptance of a person a type of courtesy to the person so it's defined as showing differences
defined as yielding of judgment or preference from respect to the wishes or
or opinion of another submission to another's opinion so in deference to
him you say this is exactly we are told to do with the prophet salam
to yield our own positions to his position that when the prophet
sallallahu alaihi sallam says something even if we want something else we do what the prophet saws
says and the prophet told us
none of you truly believes this is whenever you see me and then it gives a type of condition
it's it really means none of you truly believes so belief edna iman you know the least
of belief is just uh to uh to accept uh
belief is interpreted as ascension that you are sent to something you believe it you accept it
so if somebody asks you do you believe in allah muhammad rasool allah they say
that we consider him a movement or her mothman so that's the least of
the level but the prophet isaiah is talking about the perfection of iman because iman is a continuum
we know in our own lives there's times when iman is higher than times when it's lower we know when it's higher because our
state with allah is stronger we're more aware of the hadood we're more aware
of wrong if we do something wrong it has more import i know somebody we were with somebody
the other day and they missed fajr and he said that he spent
a period of time doing muhasaba from the day before trying to figure out what he did that
deprived him from missing the fajr
that's aha that's a level of of awareness of your lord in your deen
that a lot of people don't have because a lot of people don't think about things like that of why
why certain things because if if you're not why certain things happen relating to your deen people that are
deprived of if you had a word of quran and then suddenly you're not doing it anymore what happened that's something that was taken
away it was enema that was taken away from you and that's the nature of the deen is that we can lose these blessings
so when the prophet saws said none of you truly believes until his passion
his hawa and passionate is a good translation for passion is a theological term that's
used by the the christians which is an inclination an appetite appetite
from apatere to seek something it's an inclination it's a hawa yahuwi
that they inclined towards mecca the hearts of some of the people minanez
that some of the people that some of the hearts of the people
incline so there's a hawaii is an incline the star when it
as descended right moving down towards the uh the horizon so passion is
a movement it's a haruka fines it's a movement in the self to something
now passion when the prophet isam said you don't believe until your passion is in accordance with
my religion that is now some of our natural passions because
passions fall into different categories one of the categories is natural passions natural passions are those passions that we have just as
our fitra nature eating is a natural passion that's an appetite it's a sensitive appetite
sexual desire is a natural appetite now these desires if they're
constrained by the intellect are in in accordance with the sharia
but then when they go outside of the the constraints of reason of the intellect then they become something else so for
instance allah says
eat and drink but not to excess so the first is the hawa in accordance with the
because you naturally have a desire for food so your desire for food is a natural
inclination and if it's within the bounds of reasonable
reasonableness then it's in accordance with the but if it goes outside of those bounds
it's no longer in accordance with the shutter you've entered into israel
and and allah says those are the the brother the brethren of shaitaan
the people that are extravagant so that's an example of of a natural
hawa and then you have also the passion of the the spiritual passions
so there are spiritual passions for instance people have desire for god
that that's a human desire to know god it's a natural inclination of the soul
to know their lord because we that it's part of our fitra and it's it's it's one of the reasons
and the primary reason that we were created but that in and of itself can become
excessive so when it leaves the boundaries of the sharia when your
search for god leaves the boundaries of sharia and you become excessive in something
for instance total rejection of other people that aren't in pursuit
of what you know to be true things like that also a type of extremist
beware of extremism in the religion hulu is from
to boil over yan it's to boil over where you become so zealous that you
transgress the limits because that's what boiling over is you're out you're going outside of the
pot right i mean everybody's had that experience in the kitchen when the
soup or something suddenly goes over you're wasting it now
the purpose was to cook it but now something else has happened it's boiled over so something's gone
wrong and it creates a mess and this is what happens when the religious appetite becomes
excessive extreme where it's not within the constraints of the sharia so this is this is
important to note that what the prototype is telling us is that you you you sh you have to be within the
limits that when your hawa is in accordance with the hadood that my tradition has
laid down then you truly believe that's why
don't go to excess about me like the christians went to excess about jesus because what did the christians didn't
do that out of hatred for jesus they did it out of love of jesus it was excessive love
just like some of the the the muslim sects that deviated said things about ali out of excessive
love for ali there's even a group that said he was god an incarnate of god
which is one of the miracles of islam because nobody has ever said in the history of islam that the prophet
was was an incarnate of god the prophet is protected from that but ali did not have that protection
so people said that about him so the christians went to that excess because of hawa
the hawa led to saying things about jesus that were not true but they
didn't do it out of their lack of religion they did
it because their religion was excessive that's what allah says to the the people
of the book don't go to excess in your religion to the worst told
to tell them that to tell the kitab
don't go to excess in your religion now the assumption a priori is that you're not excessive in your religion
because do you call people to a thing that you
yourselves aren't practicing so allah subhanahu wa is telling us to tell the christians don't be excessive
in your religion the assumption is you're not excessive in your religion because how can you tell other people so
learning about the prophet salallahu and learning about the respect and deference that is
due to him is extremely important because the prophet has rights over us he says
none of you truly believes until i am more beloved
to him than his wealth and his parents his his his his children his wealth
and even his own soul that's between his sides so the prophet saw isaiah said
that we are iman's not complete until we actually love him more than we love anything in the world
that's precious because he named the most precious things to people their parents their children their their
wealth and then their own self right because people you you love yourself
i mean jesus said uh love your neighbor as yourself the assumption is that we love ourselves
that's part of of uh human nature is that allah subhanahu wa ta'ala made us
love and what is love love is a very amazing word in
in english it's an amazing word in arabic there are many words for love in arabic but the the essential word is
hope that's the essential word and love in
love in in is it's an old it's an old english uh word that goes
back to a saxon word and uh and it relates to being pleased
with to be pleased with it and interestingly enough our word believe is related to love
to believe because you believe in what you're pleased with what you love things that your your
heart accepts are things that you believe so love is related to acceptance the idea
that something you're pleased with you have love for and the in in arabic the word
hub which is the word the prophet said
more beloved to him so the word hub is a word if you look at one of the root
meanings it's a seed so love is a seed that's nurtured and and it's nurtured with knowledge of the
beloved the more you know about the beloved the more you love the beloved so it's it's a seed the habba in arabic
is a seed and the prophet saw i said
as you get to know the prophet sallallahu alaihi salaam and you get to know him intimately and that's one of the purposes of this text
is to know the prophet saw i said him into intimately as you get to know the prophet saw i said him intimately
he becomes
well one of the descriptions of love is is they say friendship on fire
that's that's a description of love that it's something that becomes it starts to
consume you and we have people from our tradition who died of love of the prophet's
license literally died we have people that bled tears of blood and tears of blood which is an old blues
motif for people that know anything about um about an american music
i'm crying tears of blood for you tears of blood are real
because when somebody goes into a very intense you get blood those small little blood
vessels in the eyes burst and so it's a real thing tears of blood
that's what imam al-busayri aminta dakiri di anubidi
you know that is it from remembering just the places the beloved used to go to
that causes this mixture of tears and blood to flow from your eyes so tears of blood
there's people that have wept tears of blood out of love of the prophet saddam
there's people who have literally died from and and is
it's it's another amazing word is a it's a type of vine that begins to grow around a tree and it
strangles the tree so it kills the tree the arabs say
uh is a a deadly disease that can only be
cured by connection by being connected to the beloved by the union the
habib and so the the the love of the prophet saws
can can really take hold of the heart now when you love somebody you remember
them that's one of the attributes of love you think about them i mean that's what happens when you fall in love
and you call i'm just thinking about you can't stop thinking that's real it's real i can't stop
thinking about you i mean why is that pressing on the the heart because you're in love that's
what love is i can't stop thinking about you you write poems you do think what is
that effusion that's coming out of the heart to write poems really and people write the worst poems
when they're in love but it doesn't matter they would never do it if they weren't they would know how ridiculous it is but
it doesn't matter because they there has to be some type of tabiyor now what is tabir
it's what you express the the word which is a discerning lesson something
you gain is related to abra which is a tear and it's related to atibar which is
respect respect back to respect
you know i have respect for him
i don't give it any significance so when something has significance and
import and meaning then it begins to affect the heart
and that's why even the remnants of the beloved
this is the jahali motif of nasib and the jahadi poetry is to imira kais begins his
by just saying stop my two friends let's look here at where the beloved used to
be just to look nipki and weep over the traces of the beloved
just to look these are jayali people these aren't this isn't these are just people that knew what
love was because jahli arabs had a deep and profound knowledge of hope they really knew what love was and
they were very intense in their love they had intense love but that's one of
the motifs of just just weeping over places where the
beloved used to be
what i can help them in second at diara i i pass by the houses of leila
and and kiss the walls of the houses
it's just so beautiful
you kiss the walls of the houses
but it's it's not the walls that have enraptured my heart
but love of the one that lives between those walls
that's why people come to mecca and medina it's not the stones
you know when you go to the tomb of the prophet saws it's not the wajiha
but the wajahat is amazing and you could just stare at it and stare at it and look at it even though you're not even
supposed to out of adept but to look at the picture you can look at a picture of the why'd
you have for a long time and not grow tired of it but it's just metal it's a great
that somebody built but it's what it's it's what's beyond that metal it's what it represents
and that's what all this is in the end of the day that's all this these are walls that are hiding
the eternal and living god that's what the world is that's why when you
when you begin to understand that that's what you love about the world
not the dunya
it's a noun of instrument and alam is the instrument of it's the
instrument by which you know something and and what you know it from the world
is the alim it's it's it's it's god's vehicle for giving us
knowledge and that's why things are so important that that's why things
things as shia you know things are important possessions are important
that's why property is is one of the essential
im reasons why we were given sharia is to protect property because things
are important because things have meaning the prophet named all of his
things he didn't have many things but the things that he had he
named them he gave them names because they had meaning and that's what the world is it's
meaning it's meaning everywhere the whole thing is meaning
like the poet said this whole cosmos is meanings set up in images
and whoever understands that is from the people of discernment the people of ibel the people of
asar think deeply give this ebra give this and then the ibrah leads to
abraha that's where the tears come
you know they've come from perception of meaning
you know to really know what something means
it's just it's an amazing thing to know what something means
you know it's it's a great gift that god gave to human beings
he taught man he taught adam the names the ability to create meaning
to give meaning to things because the meaning is a transference it's a
movement from something to another thing so a name is a great meaning if i say tree
and suddenly in your mind an image of a tree comes
that's meaning that's that is meaning and that's why
the more that you know about the prophet sallallahu isaam the
more powerful those meanings penetrate your heart when you understand his import
what he means the manner the meaning of the prophet
what he means sallallahu salaam
from the beautiful islam of a person is to leave what has no meaning for him
what has no meaning for him it doesn't have mana for him
like gossip what what does that mean if you uh know about so and so and such
and such getting a divorce how does that affect you what's the
meaning for you so meaning is that's what this whole
thing is about and that's what that's what the gift of this religion is it it gives meaning that people you know
the the non-muslim like some of the atheist people not christians because christians believe in
meaning also but some of the atheists they say oh religion is just a way for people to find meaning
exactly we totally agree with you really we agree with you
because they say this is all meaningless but we don't believe that because we
know and experience and taste meaning and we know
that it's real it's real all this other stuff is not real
but meaning is real that is what's real about the world and the greatest meaning the highest
mana in the world is the messenger of allah
we'll get to look at at the uh at some of those meanings inshallah in
the text um is is going to uh to come later and give
a talk and his uh to translate for him is like
it it's like um you know those guys that do the
jackhammers if you've ever done jackhammer for two minutes
yeah they do it all day that translating for shaq abdullah bin bay is like jack hammer of meaning impinging
on on my brain so i'm going to save my brain a little bit for for that so but inshallah may allah make
this a blessed trip for all of you may it be a trip of immense meaning may it be
meaningful for you and uh may it draw you nearer all of us nearer
to allah's messenger and may our hearts be open to meanings may allah open our hearts to to the
meaning of why we're here and what we should be doing and renew it in our hearts
inshallah and give us more himmah to do that inshallah subhana rabbikarab
was i mean

Qurrat 2

st subjects that we have and one of the
beauties of the tradition is that every subject is a world unto itself
and yet at the same time it complements the other subjects
so for instance you could spend your life studying just of the quran and and that's all
one lifetime is not enough to completely master it and you'll meet no body no matter how
advanced he is that doesn't believe he still has things to learn about the and that's one subject
the same is true with arabic grammar the the arabs
only a prophet could really master the entire language of the arabs the same is true for belarus the same is
true for even our old which is one of the easiest of the islamic subjects prasadi
they say uh
you know it's a knowledge you can learn in a month and spend the rest of your life practicing it so all of these
knowledges these are one of the great blessings of this religion because if you look at other
religions what you find is that that they do have knowledges but i don't think there's any
other religion on the planet that has the comprehensive tradition that we have if we're just fair even even if any
the jews are definitely the closest to us but much of what the jews have was learned from the muslims and
the jews will admit that they didn't have grammar before the arabs they didn't have
uh a uh even their prosody they had no prosody until they learned
arabic prasadi so their dictionary science came from the muslims the jews
did not have dictionaries before islam which is amazing so
it's it's a great gift and seerah is is a subject again it's a vast subject
there are many many books on seerah there are there's always room for more
no matter how much you write about the prophesizing there's always room for more insights
one of the problems with modern scholars is that they tend to um to
write the same thing like there's a million books on tajweed out there like if you go to
the sukh there's a million books on tajweed and they all say the exact same thing
it's it's an it's it's it's really uh find the best one and reprint it if you
really want to advance the the knowledge but unless you're going to
add something to the tradition don't write that it's it's it's a waste of time
there's other things to do that's why like everything that he writes is an addition
to the library he's not he's not writing he's not rehashing his books on usual have
different ways of seeing these things so the seerah the best seerah literature is the early
literature but the later scholars did and continue to even
is a very good book it's a very modern written by a south
asian scholar but there's a lot of really interesting information in there because he's
looking at historical sources that a lot of the early scholars did not have access to
and um also karen armstrong
her book which has some some i think slips and flaws that that
muslims would not do just out of edeb because we're more sensitive to certain things but despite that
it is a brilliant addition to the literature there are things in there
i'd like to see the book translate into arabic because i really think that the arabs could benefit from some
of her insights and she took the work of a japanese
orientalist or we would probably call him an occidentalist because he's east of the muslim world studying the
muslims so he
izutsu who was a genius really one of the great intellects of
the 20th century he knew over 30 languages and his book on the quran
a semantic analysis of the quran is a unique contribution to islamic literature
unique his book on a comparative study of ibn arabi and laut say and the taoist
tradition is a unique contribution to islamic literature
so he wrote a book about the ethical foundations because he really
saw the quran as an ethical treatise that if you really looked at the root of the quran
what what is at the root of the quran is an ethical worldview it's it's
it's introducing a a vision of the world that is rooted
in a moral universe and that and he saw that by analyzing
the quranic terms this is how semantically he looks at what these
words mean semantically and and shows you the universe that is created by concepts
in the quran like karam like taqwa like sith like he looks at these and looks at
all of the ways in which the word is looked at through the quranic discourse
and and and by what karen armstrong did is she took his book was which is quite a difficult
book and she applied that that thesis to the seerah so she's done
something new and and that's
those are the best additions that we can get and it's unfortunate i would say sad that
some of the best work is coming from the non-muslim community i mean if if you and i think
siddi abdullah you'll agree with me that when you look at some of the work in the orientalist tradition right now
you have to just be amazed at the novel ways in which they're looking
at our own tradition and muslims should i think
really think deeply about that that that we we really need to wake up to the
the vastness and the beauty of our tradition like so many of these people who are not even practicing muslims and yet they're
spending their lives studying this thing because it's such a rich and fulfilling as an intellectual experience not as a
spiritual experience simply as an intellectual experience the tradition is a is a fulfilling tradition so
somebody who doesn't have a spiritual relationship with islam but has an intellectual relationship with islam
is fulfilled in islam and that is a testimony in and of itself to the power of the
religion so the the seerah
the syrah is it's interesting how the sierra begins it it begins in different ways but the
earliest of the the seer that we have that is considered the best is
ibn ishaq who was a medanese scholar contemporary
and he the seerah was the least authoritative of
the islamic tradition because the people that were writing sierra
would tend to take stories that they heard and it and they often use the word
za'ama yes so and so claims the arabs have a proverb z
to say he claimed is the saddle of a lie it's how you you know the lies like the
horse it's the saddle that you put on the horse so it's it's a way of acceptable lying in essence by the
mere fact of saying you're indicating i'm not certain whether this is true or not so he
claimed and we say that in english well he claims he wasn't there and depending on
how you say that and that's why in court you have acclaims
small claims you know i i know i paid it no you didn't
so what each one is yes each one is claiming something so the the sierra
it's good to take some syrah with a grain of salt there are things in the sierra that are
are not you cannot build a political theory around the seerah
which is what one muslim organization did it's a very dangerous thing to do
because the seerah doesn't have that type of authority that you can build rules around it there are many
things in the sierra that if we applied them today it would be completely
inappropriate and people don't realize that and another thing about these men is that because they were so
honest they put everything there and they in essence left it for the uluma to sort
this stuff out they were just collecting all the material because they didn't want to lose anything it might be true i'm going to
put it in there if i don't know that it's a lie and then they left it for the ulama so when you look at ibn
which essentially ibn hisham is ibn ishaq
ibn hisham studied with a student of uh ibn ishaq
and basically took the rewire from ibn zak so even though they say siratu ibn hisham it's in essence the seerah of ibn
ishaq and ibn hisham does tadib to a certain degree and then
later scholars did to hadib and then there were seer that were written for common people now one of the problems
that we have today is information has flooded the world so
there is no there's there's no sifting through a lot
of information you can find websites for instance on the internet that are anti-islamic and
they use only islamic sources and if you read those and you don't know
the tradition you'll there's people that could lose their faith
literally because they'll just think how this is the religion is this really in
this in ibnis haqq the prophet isaiah did that no it
it might not necessarily be true and then some things are true and the prophet saw i said i'm
one of the difficulties of his life is that he has two personalities
he has a meccan phase and a medany phase and they're very different now the way
the the non-muslims look at this is they tend to say he was so nice in mecca
what happened in medina this is what they say they say he was like jesus in mecca he
was turning the other cheek he was doing that's absolutely true and then he goes to medina and they say and suddenly
he's having people killed he's doing and and and they they interpret it from
their sickness that the power went to him that he became vengeful
these these are the type words you'll find when you read some of the orientalist literature about the prophet the reality of it is
is that he is like asa in he is like jesus in mecca but he's like moses in medina
because the prophet saws is the perfect and complete prophet jesus is a prophet without power if you
look at jesus he has no power the entire mission he's without power he has no political power
moses is a prophet with power they're very different the prophecies
him in medina can no longer turn the other cheek because he's a judge
if you go to a judge and you want a legal ruling if for instance somebody steals your car
and you take them to court and the judge says to the thief you're
forgiven what are you going to say you're going to say
what do you mean he's forgiven he stole my car the judge doesn't have any right to do
that because he's not there to show mercy he's there to show justice
and justice and mercy are the two great paradoxes of human existence
how we how we grapple with these two
forces in the world the force of justice and the force of mercy it's very difficult if you look at les
miserables which is a a a famous french novel it's about justice and mercy
and and the idea is that they they the two can't live together this is the idea because at the end the
the police officer who represents justice right what was his name
jacques what was that it was jean valjean and and what was the policeman's name
oh come on there must be some littered
somebody said the actor anyway but he in the end he commits
suicide because he can't show mercy to them and he has to kill himself
to show mercy that's the idea because he's pursuing this man he wants
to the man was forgiven by the christian for stealing
you know he was in that horrible devil's island and for stealing a loaf of bread
but the point is is that in in the christian frame of mind it's very difficult to
deal with justice and mercy [Music] and and that's why you get very
complicated situations in christianity because on the one hand jesus appears to
be all mercy but on the other hand at the end of time he comes back as a judge
and if if if his experience in the temple is any indication of what he would be like as a judge it's
it's pretty frightening but but that jesus is not really
looked at by a lot of of christians and that's why they have a difficult time with the prophet sallallahu isaac and
because the prophet sallallahu alaihi salam is a prophet of power
the prophet saw isaiah is not a powerless prophet like jesus he is a prophet of power and i'm talking about
worldly power jesus has his power but he did not have worldly power he was com he was in a situation he was in an
occupied land the romans occupied his land um the jews were very split there were different sects amongst the jews
and they did not even the jews didn't recognize his rabbinical authority because in the jewish
tradition you had to study with a rabbi to have any authority so they asked jesus who who was your
teacher you know what's your chain your is snag
well he's a prophet from god so there's a problem
but they weren't recognizing that so the prophet saw i said in studying
his seerah you have to be very careful i was told by dr lings that there were
many things that he kept out of his seerah because he said they were inappropriate
for the for the people of our time they just they couldn't grasp them
and that's a wisdom it's not hiding it's actually the prophet isaiah said
to speak to people according to the level of their understanding ali heard a man once trying to explain
the qatar to a man and he said do you want people to deny the prophet
of god he was making it too complicated for people
so it's very important to to understand that about the syrian when you go into the seerah
there are there are like payambar who how many people have read payambar that was the first sera i ever read the
shadowless prophet yeah what does that mean in urdu
huh what's it how do you say it
well my my edition said paymbar so that's what i thought it was
no but it was it was from urdu it was translated from urdu it was a nice sierra like it was that was my first
experience with the syria it was all light and beauty and it was amazing when i started
reading after i learned arabic and started reading in these other syrah i really
had some shocks because suddenly it was like what does that mean what does that mean
yeah imam zaid says when you go into islamic literature you have to take iman vitamins
do you know because there are things that you just don't understand now some of those things are simply
because those they're they're just they're put in the books they're not there's not
necessarily a senate and even if there's a senate sometimes it doesn't necessarily mean that it's sound
so it's very important to understand that but the single most important thing that you always have to remember
is [Music] that he was only sent as a mercy that's
the essence of his being and therefore anything that that does not reflect that essence you have to question
you have to question it if it doesn't reflect the essence of his being is mercy and that is the testimony of the quran
but sometimes mercy the the surgeon cuts off the gangrene in the in the in
in the body out of mercy so sometimes something that looks like it's a cruel
act is in fact an act of mercy so that's important to understand also
that that when you look at the prophecies and his actions you have to recognize that sometimes
the apparent harshness of the act is in fact in reality emanating from his
mercy and it's very clear from his his uh his life anybody that reads his life deeply
and contemplates it has to come to those conclusions now the the thing that they tend to start with
which is where i'll start is about the arabs who are the arabs the arabs are a very ancient people
they they have basically three there are three types of arabs
the lines that i learned many many years ago in algeria uh woman
which means we are from the sulawes was a jorah might
he taught ismael the arabic and he said so whoever denies us will
only be humiliated and then peace be upon
peace like the flowers on the hilltops upon every pure
arab who is noble upon the arabs who are ariba these are one
type of arab and then upon those who passed before the the ba'ida the arabs that
have gone they're no longer with us and also those who became arab
imitating the arabs in their tongue in both understanding and eloquence so those are the three arabs the
the the arab are the arabs that are they're gone like ad and the mood in the quran
these these arabs were arabs who were destroyed or disappeared
for some reason or another and there are people that tribes disappear we had tribes in in america native american
tribes that are no longer with us ishii for some people that know about
ishii was from he was the last of a native a californian tribe that they found
living out in the in in the mountains in
california so peoples disappear and that and that's the arab and then
the arab are the pure arab and those are called
is either hud or the son of hud so these are the yemeni arabs
and they are sons of a prophet so the yemenite arabs who are called
himyar also and kahlan these are the two sons of
and from them branch all of the arabs one of the interesting things
about modern arabs and you'll understand why i'm going through this when we get
to somewhere so don't think this is just strange lineage and things like that
one of the interesting things about the arabs is that they know whether they're adnani or kahatani
because all of the arabs go back to these two fathers adnan who are the ish ishmaelites
they're from ismail adnan between adam and abraham ibrahim there's
they're said to be 40 grandfathers 40. from adnan to the prophet there's 21.
so there there is the lineage of the arab and mustard
these are the arabs that learned arabic and that's who ismail is from so you have the yemeni arabs
and then you have the the ishmaelite arabs the ishmaelite
arabs are considered most they're they're they're they're not pure arab they learned
arabic they're semitic people that came from palestine and originally from iraq
probably or or one of these city-states that was in iraq this is
where abraham came from so they are not pure arab the
but when abraham comes to mecca with hajjar and leaves her there
she raises ismail there when they discover the well of zem-zam the jarahima come because there wasn't a
well there and then they saw the birds so they knew there was water so they started going there they saw that there
was good water so the arabs from yemen these are the jarahima the johamites
they actually create a colony there and ismail marries from the
jorah might so here's the joining of the two arabs and ya rob
who is the the son of jor he's the one that teaches ismail arabic now
ismail was speaking a semitic language so all these semitic
languages are very similar in their root systems but he learned arabic from yeah
now the the yemenis
early on and this is pre-christian the yemenis go through different stages
and they have wars amongst them and so the kahalan yemeni
they start moving north and and that's where you get the assassinates and the lachmites
you get the the the nabataean culture which is in petra
which is still there i mean this is all there it's amazing history you also get the arabs moving into iraq
so there's yemenite arabs and some of the adnanis move there too and they become patrons of the persians the
the clients of the persians rather so you have this movement
now the arabs the arabs the ishmaelites are in mecca because ismail's in mecca
and ismail has 12 children 12 sons they disperse
around there all of their ties are broken except two nabit and kedar
nabbits has his children and kedar has his children nabbit
what what's what's very interesting is that k dot is mentioned in the bible
kedar you can read it in genesis and it is ibrahim is told
that from ishmael will come a great nation this is the bible this isn't the quran
from ishmael will come a great nation so allah promises
abraham that his firstborn will be the progenitor of a great nation and
greatness with god has to be religious it has to be spiritual
because everything else is meaningless so there will be a spiritual nation from the loins of isma'il which is promised
in the bible and also that kedar was blessed that qaidar was blessed
we know also and there was a book written about mecca that proves that the jews
the israelites were making pilgrimage to mecca for centuries and darubal ambiya which
sheikh abdullah al-khadi has done incredible research on and can be identified the caravan paths
are identified according to the tradition over 3 000
prophets had taken that road from syria to mecca 3
000 prophets making pilgrimage to mecca so this city is an ancient city
and the house in that city is an ancient house that was rebuilt by ibrahim with his son
ismail and it was a place that the bible calls becca
the valley of becca now they don't tell you this when when when you study if any of you
had a christian background this isn't really it's just nobody where's becca where is becca
where's this well this is all in in genesis so where is the well in in and where's
the valley of becca well becca is a word for mecca why because
in arabic the the meme and the baa are called shefawiyah they're labials
labials because the makhraj is the same are often interchangeable in the arabic
language they call them
so often if you take the meme and replace it with a ba you get the same meaning so you have
which is what in arabic
it's a ship right yeah so what's bachira a boat so makhara and bahira
it's ba and meme mecca and becca now some say becca is
is the city and mecca is the place where the kaaba is some say the opposite that mecca is the city becca
is the place where the kaaba is but basically mecca and becca are the same it's the same
meaning so this is an ancient city that even the israelites were making pilgrimage to
and knew about because it was a house that abraham had built ibrahim built the
kaaba in mecca and it was a shrine it's also the house of god in other words the
shrine of mecca is actually baital law now every masjid in essence is bethel
but this is unique in that you don't pray inside it
you pray outside of it do you see i mean that's the essence you can pray
inside of it you can go in the prophet sam did that and there's a place also to pray that isma'il is considered inside
the kaaba but the essential worship is outside so the kaaba is a qibla it's a center that we
face towards because the house of allah subhanahu wa no other house do we face all the
masajid we don't face them we only face the ka'ba it's the only house of allah that we
face so the allah
sent ibrahim ali salam there to build this house now the arabs the the the qurayshi
if you if you look at their history they split out jose who's one of the
ancestors of the prophet saw israel he actually goes to sham and then he lost his father early
he comes back to mecca he marries a jorah might woman there
he marries a woman from which are also yemeni arabs so
she is this the daughter of the leader of this place
halil when he dies posse basically
purchases the rights to look after the kaaba from from this hosai
for a bottle of wine now this really upsets the huzaits i
mean they feel like we've been ripped off so they want to fight with jose
so he brings he calls on kinana which is they're very close and you'll see kinana
is one of the ancestors and so there's a relationship and they drive out
they drive them out of mecca before that the jeromites were driven out by huzzah
the jerhamites were the ones that were there when isma'il came and lived with ismael they honored ismael they end up going back to yemen
because kicks them out and they take over so say is the one that reestablishes
the ishmaeli sovereignty of mecca he's re-establishing the ishmaelite
authority in mecca because this is the shrine of his grandfather and he re-established that
that's why jose is very important and mentioned in the seerah
for that reason that he's the one that re-establishes it now when the jerhamides fled
from the hosa when the khuzzah took over they were coming and the johannites knew they couldn't win they fled but what they did before they fled
was they took zem zam and they took all of the gold because they couldn't carry it with them there were heavy gold there was a
gazelles and these gold things that were kept inside the kaaba and they put them in
the well and then they buried the well and they put a stone over the well and
then put sand over it and dirt so that they couldn't tell where the well was because they knew where the well was so
when huzzah came they didn't have access to the well so the well of zamzam was gone there
were other wells in mecca but the well of zimzam was gone they didn't have access to it so this now this is going on
in yemen what's happening in yemen yemen around the 6th mid 6th century
this is like 550 there's a yemeni king named lunas dunwas
was a jewish king and the reason the yemenites many yemenites converted to
judaism and there's a long story about that the the two jewish rabbis that basically
defeat the idols and but there were jewish yemenites and even to this day there's
there's jews in in israel that trace their lineage back to the jews in yemen
so the what what what happens with dunawas is he begins to persecute the christians
the christians ask for help from the byzantines
the byzantines the byzantine king sends a message to the ethiopians that he
wants because they were christians also to go and help these christians well dunawas basically uh digs a huge ditch
puts according to the reway i mean allah they say always that massacres are exaggerated
always it's it's a kaida in history whenever you have a med baha it's
the the numbers are overblown why because the people that commit the atrocities
never admit to the atrocities and the people that are victims of the atrocities are the ones that are telling
us about the atrocities and people that are victims of atrocities tend to exaggerate
their their uh that it's it's just a historical uh but the treasure says
about twenty thousand so it's a lot it's a significant number and this is al-shabab
in the quran these are the al-shabab that were thrown into this ditch and killed
and uh and and stuck to their faith which is interesting because allah calls
them believers then and and and says that the only
reason the only sin that they had was clinging to their faith because he wanted to force them into judaism
which is interesting because they were not the ebionic christians of of uh
kind of the unitarian submitted christianity but the quran anyway recognizes them
as righteous people well because of that an army this army comes from ethiopia
and this army that comes from ethiopia that basically takes over yemen yemen
was very weak at that time and there was a yemeni
anyway the uh the army comes over and this ariat is the leader and he has
a general called abraha well ariat wants to get rid of abraha because he's
a problem and he and he actually tries to kill him abraham ends up killing him and taking over well abraham
basically sends to the ethiopian king that he's going to build him a cathedral
that there's no likeness of it on the earth and he's going to
take the the the hajjaj that go to mecca
and bring them to yemen this is his idea so he builds this cathedral well
one of the meccans hears about this and gets very upset and he was actually at what they
call a nasty which are the the calendrical people the people that made the calendars for the arabs
moving haram days the arabs the arabs the arabs basically and we tend to
forget that the pre-modern world was a world of famine because there was
not a lot of food and food was susceptible to droughts
so agriculture was susceptible to droughts you had a bad year and people began to starve it was very
common and so the arabs survived based
on raids all the arabs tribes did this as a
practice and they're actually quite ethical in the raiding practices they did certain things that
they the women would all flee to one tent and that tent was considered maharama they could they couldn't go
into the if the woman couldn't get to the tent before they could take her so there were certain legitimate rules
in the game but basically if she got into the tent it was like a sanctuary you couldn't um
uh take her and so the arabs that that was their practice but so they created these day these months
called the haram and we're in one now rajab the reason it's called rajab the
singular rajab or the unique raja is because the other three are together whereas rajab is separate
as a haram month so rajab the the the haramans are very interesting
because what what the arabs they respected these months they recognized the sanctity of the month so
it was really preparing the arabs for the idea of inviolability
it was preparing them psychologically to understand the nature of haram that there are
things you couldn't do so but because it was difficult to have three months in a row
without raiding the arabs when muharram came
they somebody would get up in in mecca and say to the nusat these people that
would do the finagling the calendar they would say
ansa you know fix this thing so maharam comes later so they would
basically do that and give them space to raid so this was a type of and that's why allah an asiya to see
adatum fer kufri is in the khutbatarwada that to manipulate the calendar is a
type of kuffar it's it's an addendum to kuffar that
manipulation of time results from not respecting allah's order
so that this man when he heard that abraham had the audacity
and you have to understand that the arabs were not christians there were very few christians amongst
the arabs even the few that were christian um i mean there were definitely
christians and the rasasina many of them were christian the tenure banu
they were christian but the the arabs were not christian there was a group called hunafa which
were the hanif people they they were inclined towards
a unitarianism but the heirs were not christian and they did not like the idea of abraha creating a cathedral
to bring them away from the house mecca which they they remember
the arabs are ishmaelites so they have a connection to
abraham remember ishmael his mother was a jeromite so even the yemeni
arabs are related they they all share this this
connection to ishmael and to ibrahim all the arabs it's quite an extraordinary thing that all the arabs
share this connection also the the the himalayas
are sons and daughters of a prophet hood an arab prophet so this
this arab goes to this cathedral and he defecates in it
you know it's that's a pretty intense thing to do if you really want to upset somebody you
know go desecrate their their sacred space you know it really upsets people so
abraham when he sees that who did this in one of the arabs you know the
from from mecca well that's it so he decides he's going to go and
destroy their house and that's a very important thing because one of the principles in islam is called sadavaraya
which is to cut off pretexts if you give people excuses to do
dastardly deeds you are partly responsible for the dastardly deed
we tend to forget that people don't like to think about that that when you do something to somebody
that really upsets them and angers them and then they do something back to you and it's a vicious cycle i mean this is
one of the things that you know a lot of people after 9 11 just did not want to hear
this idea that well you know what have we been doing around
the world to upset people around the world that they would want to do something like that that that just
wasn't because people don't like to think about that but also the muslims have to think
about that as well you can't see the muslims just say oh well think about what you're doing well most of them need to think about what they're
doing too that's the thing nobody likes to do they like to do it for the other but nobody likes to do it for themselves
and that's why when the prophet saw i saw him said don't curse your parents
would one of us curse his parents because the arabs didn't do that he said yes he said how he said by
cursing another's parents and then they curse your parents in
other words you caused it you don't like to think about that but if you burn somebody's flag
and then they burn your flag who who caused it
so that's a very strong principle and this is what basically what this arab does is he incites abraham
and he goes out to destroy the house now abraham takes an army he's got elephants
and he he actually comes here to tha if and when he gets here benue
who were here and this restaurant you know what it's called here
how as in because hawazan was the brother of takif and these were the tribes that were here beno hawazin
they're still here i mean don't think these people have gone away there are thakafis here right now in this city and they know
that they're from benit there are hawazan here
all these tribes are still here the anazah the the mudar split you know that the two uh
tribes of ismail are rabia and modar these are the two dominant
tribes of ismail the the kahatan is our hinyara and kahlan and the adnan is
are the western arabs rabia are the eastern arabs anazah which is one of the great tribes
of all of the rulers this was an aristocratic tribe all of the rulers of the east are from
this tribe the al-saud the
al-thani they're they're related al-fani and al-saud are from tamim tamim
is is from rabia so they're adnanis they're not
but they know this and these are all tribes that were here at the time of the prophet sallallahu
alaihi salaam so the when abraham gets here benue who worship
the let go out and they say oh no you don't want us you want the guys down the road
because they had a little temple here for latin but they go out you know not very nice they they even
give them a guide to take them down to mecca right well the guide goes down there
and he gets to muramas and dies and he was buried there and the arrows were stoning him up until islam
his his grave down there they were stone so that shows you when when you side with the
wrong side people remember you it's like benedict arnold you know had he had the british won the
war he'd be a hero today he bet on the wrong side and that's what this guy did
he thought abraham is a big army looks good i might get something out of this he goes down there
and he is he dies there down in mohammed so he gets there with these
his army is a massive army for the arabs is the biggest army ever amassed at that point other than
some invasions that occurred um in the the romans invaded yemen and
one of the interesting things you know the romans called arabia and particularly this this side the
southern side of arabia anybody arabia felix
do you know what felix means in latin huh felicitous arabia
you know the happy arabia and uh
it's very interesting also alexander the great one of his last
his last expedition was to come to arabia and he died
so nobody ever conquered arabia they conquered the apraf
the persians had client states on the east eastern shores the byzantines client
states on the northern extreme and then the romans and the
ethiopians then to a certain degree the persians also on that side but allah protected
this peninsula from invasion it's never been conquered even
even during the worst period of islam when the colonialists took over the entire muslim world they did not take
over uh the the peninsula here the hijaz and
thenesh they didn't take it over so the when abraham gets
down there he he basically [Music] his army camps there in muhammad and
mahmoud who is the lead elephant was told by ibrahim who was one of the
arabs there whispered in his ear that this is the haram of allah
when he was when he was told that the elephant went down and he just stopped well they got these metal
staffs and started hit beating this elephant to get him up and he wouldn't get up and so
finally they they turned him to another face facing another direction and he got up and started running towards that
direction but when they tried to turn him towards becca he wouldn't do it and so each direction they turned he would run to except for mecca he would
just go down and so at that point abraha sets his
camp and one one of the the sores of these
ethiopians gets 200 camels from abdul who who had a lot of camels
and at that time abdul muttalib was said of quraysh the quraysh
the arabs had two systems of government they had the kings and those were like
the the hemia rights had a king the assassina and the lachmites had kings
but there were only three groups of arabs that had these kings mainly from the yemen the yemeni arabs
but if you look at the adnani arabs they had a more egalitarian they were actually quite democratic
but they did have asyad like which are like senators and then there
would be like a president they called it president is is like the head right they had a
raise the the the head of the kabir sheikh
it had to do with wealth with lineage with also even just height and good looks had something to
do with it and that's why in the books of when they put in kamal the conditions
of perfection or the completion the conditions of completion for leadership they put a good face
like a leader should have a good face and even in the tartib of the imam that
one of the levels is the best looking should lead the prayer and and and if you study
psychology now and see what good faces people that have good faces make more
money they get jobs before other people so this is something that allah it's a fitra that allah
has put into people and that aspect of islam is an acknowledgement of that it's an
acknowledgement one of the things that ja health who was noted to be extremely ugly
jah has said that from the great great justice of god he rarely gives
somebody great beauty and great brains at the same time and he rarely gives somebody great
ugliness and and without giving him immense intellect as
a recompense and and he said that he was actually quite pleased with the deal
like he would rather he would rather have the intelligence than the beauty
um he he was very self-deprecating uh interestingly he was very dark and he had big bulging eyes which is what ja
health means um but he uh they they say once he was in the he says
that he was in the marketplace once and a woman uh grabbed him and said could you come here and drags him over to a
a jeweler and she said hakada and then she left and jail said to the jeweler what was
that about and he said she came to me she said i want a picture of shaytan
and i and i told her i have no idea what he looks like and so she brought you and she said just
like this
it's not nice is it yeah you know but he took it quite well i mean that's yeah
so but it was incredibly beautiful and he was stunningly beautiful man like
really handsome and they arranged a meeting with
him and abraham and when he came in you know he really considered his face
beautiful and ageloho like he because of the way that the man looked
he wanted to honor him right and this is this is social
psychology now i mean we really these are real things so he he comes in and abraham actually
got off because he the ethiopian would not allow somebody to sit equal with the the ruler
but he actually got off of his sarir and went down and sat at the level of
now when abdul muttalib he says to him you know what do you want
and he said i want my camels and then abraham says and this is
through a translator because he speaks amharak and and he has a translator he says to
uh you know when you came in here i was very impressed with you
but now that you've opened your mouth i've really lost my respect and he says
why and he said i've come to destroy the house of your religion
that you of the god that you worship and you don't seem to be concerned about
it and you know all you're asking for is your camels and abdul muttalib said an amazing thing
he said as for the house it has a lord william he'll defend it
as for me i'm the lord of the camels and that's what i'm responsible for
and then he gives him his camels back he goes and he tells the quraish because
they were thinking can we fight them he says no and so in his wisdom he tells them to
leave the city and go into the mountains which is what they did and then he prays and he asks allah subhanahu
wa'ta'ala to defend the house but he says in his prayer if it's in your wisdom to destroy your
house then i accept it so this is somebody who's really looking
with the the eye of taheed and the eye of acceptance and it's proof that the prophet's
ancestors were people of tahid because this is our but this is the dominant belief of the
sunnah is that his ancestors were all the all of his direct
ancestors were people of tawheed they were not people of shirk so this is what he says and then when
abraha sets out the birds come
the and they looked like bats they came and they pelted they had three stones that were
like chickpeas in the beak and in the the claws and they pelt the
army and none of them got hit by it except they died and so they all died there now what's interesting about this
when that verse was revealed there were people alive
who witnessed that so this is not this is mutawatar
it's it's a multiply transmitted his transmitted historical fact
the arabs witnessed this they saw this with their own eyes it was something all of them witnessed
and experienced and from that day forward the quraysh were known as allah
the people of god and the arabs became very frightened of them because they felt
that these people had some some power with god this is also very
important for the preparation of the arabs for the advent of the prophet sallallahu alaihi
and the the place that the quraish would have in the scheme of things so the the prophet sallallahu alaihi
wasallam was born in that year that year is called which is probably 570 or 569
um but that was the year that the prophet was born and the arabs named momentous events according to
the year that they happened they would call it the year of the flood they still do this in muritania and so
that that year was called amilfield the year of the the elephant which is for mahmoud when the elephants came and
this this is the uh this is the beginning so you can see
the all of these um these different ingredients that were
coming together at the advent of the prophet isaiah are quite extraordinary the relationship of all the arabs the
fact that the quraysh are bound to these the adnan and the because
they're jo jo might and their uh their they're from mudar so they have
these two uh strains and that's why the prophet saws has relation
he's related to all of the arabs we'll also find out there was an arab ruler from the tubbat
the tababia where the the the rulers of yemen before
the ethiopians there was a ruler who actually his father's son
was killed uh cruelly by some some of the arabs in in yatrib in
medina and he actually sets out to and this is again uh about a hundred years before the
prophet saw isim's advent he sets out to medina which was then
yatrib to destroy the city as a vengeance for his his father's son his brother
being killed when he gets to the city um he he he he uh they they fight and
and the the austin who were called benokela and and ben okay are
uh our kahlan that the dominant opinion is that they're arabs they're not adnani although there
is some scholars say that they're actually from nabit not from
so they're actually ishmaelites that are from the other brother whose ancestors
survived uh they claimed that the assassina and the uh the mights and the else and the khazraj
but the dominant opinion is that they're from so they're yemenite arabs originally that lived there they
were from the the southern arabs that moved north some of them went all the way to syria now the prophet sallallahu salallahu
we know his his uh he has right
the the uh the maternal side of his family are related to the uh
so the prophet has he's related to them which is very interesting how the the interaction between all of these
forces but this anyway the king that goes there uh to um
to medina they he they would fight during the day because the arabs fought at the day they didn't fight at night
and at night time the benokela would send food to his troops
so he was very moved by that like he's fighting them and they're sending him food and
so he asked why and and they were told because they were told by these jews
that the last prophet would come to that city and so they always honored people that came to the
city no matter who they were or under what pretense they came they would honor them
out of fear that they might be that last prophet so he brought the two jewish rabbis came
and they said don't you don't want to mess with this town because if you do you'll get destroyed
and and and then they told him about the last prophet coming to that city so he actually
bought a a house in the city as a walk for that prophet
and that house is the house that abba yuba ansari lived in and that's why what did the
prophet sam say to the about the camel when they were trying to take the camel he said
leave the camel because the camel knows which house to stop at
so these are amazing and these are real things these things
happen we have so many eyewitnesses to these events
but they're really quite extraordinary events so the prophet saw a lot he said there was so much preparation for his
coming so much preparation and the the jews and the christians had
news of his advent which is why when and when we get into this later
which is why of of the the seven cities of revelation
in the book of revelation the seven cities of revelation which were the centers of christianity
all of them became muslim they're all muslim so all of the eastern christians
with small exception became muslim over this period of time
one of the reasons why the nestorian christians not so much the byzantine who were orthodox
but you had the nestorian and the jacobite malachite you had these different
they were more they weren't heretics they're actually called schismatics
i mean some people would put schismatics as a type of heresy but schismatics tend to
not be heretics in that they're they're still within the fold a heretic
is outside of the fold a schismatic is seen as within the fold like the great schism that happens in christianity
in the 11th century uh between the catholics and the orthodox christians the the the the uh they split the two
churches split but and for a period they kind of anathematized each other
but the catholics accept the communion of the orthodox and vice versa so
they they argue over the pope and a few other things there's some doctrinal differences but the uh these christian sects that
were in this area were were basically um they were
expecting a prophet i mean even if you look in the gospel with john the baptist
he was asked you know are you are you ilias and elijah
and and the most the jews have a belief like some muslims not all the muslims
but some of the muslims that elijah uh still walks the earth some actually equate elijah with
al-qaeda and some say that al-khadr is different but elijah still walks the earth
and that's why they said are you elijah and then he said no and he said are you the
messiah he said no and he said are you that prophet and he said no so he he mentions the
messiah and then he mentions another prophet that's different from the messiah now we know jesus was the
messiah so where's that prophet because john the baptist was
the prophet immediately before jesus and so there's another prophet mentioned
and john the baptist said no i'm not that prophet so who is that prophet and then if you look in
in john 16 where they jesus says he has to leave so that
the the paraclete can come and then he describes the paraclete he
says that the paraclete will come and he will abide with you
in other words his sharia is going to stay i mean the christians interpret it to be
the holy ghost but we know that john the baptist was baptizing with the holy ghost we know that jesus was supported by the
holy ghost so the idea that he had to leave so that the holy ghost could come does not really make sense if you look
at the idea that he's all the holy ghost is already with him
so and we believe in the holy ghost by the way because in arabic means holy ghost
ghost is ruach and kodus is holy and we
also believe that the whole you know how the christians say the spirit took him you know they say that we believe in that
the prophet saw he said when hasan had been used to recite poetry he the prophet would say allah
oh god strengthen him with the holy ghost so we believe in that that that force is
working in the world and that that it's a spiritual force that's real but this is this is what he says that he
he's going to come after me and i have to leave so that he can come now he calls him the paraclete
paracletos in the greek means an advocate or a shafiya in arabic that's what it means shafiyah
in arabic if you look it up in any greek dictionary parakletos means shafiyan now some of the muslims said if
you change the vowling of it and means the praised one so it's very
similar allahu anam but the word that jesus says when he tell he says that he is giving
news of a prophet uh
he doesn't say muhammad he says ahmed now ahmed is the prophet's name on
yomakiyama when he is the shafiyan he is ahmed shafir muhammad is his name
here so the prophet now the other thing is the word in aramaic for the paraclete if you look
at the earliest aramaic translation is muhammad
muhammad which is according to ibn hisham and our scholars is
syriac for muhammad now when these christian eastern christians
heard muhammad they looked in their book and it said
there's a there's somebody i have to leave so that muhammad could come so they just said
that's close enough and many of them became muslim
and also the aryans who were very widespread bishop aryan was a fourth century bishop that that
differed with bishop athanasius who was a staunch trinitarian aryan did not like
the idea of calling mary the mother of god theotakos
which is the bearer of god and believe that jesus was not uh you know that the human
the jesus in the world was not divine that was his his argument so but the
aryans where do they go the aryans are in north africa and in spain the visigoths were aryans
so if modern aryan theology has reemerged in jehovah's witness so if anybody knows
about jehovah's witness doctrine a lot of it's taken from aryan theology but the aryan christians also
became muslim so you had all these christians in north africa who were not
catholic or orthodox christians who become muslim and the visigothic christians
over a period of time although there's a strong argument that the andrusians never reached a majority
in islam they never got over 50 percent that's that there's a strong historical argument for that
it took egypt according to khadi blankenship who's one of the finest historians that i've ever met khadid blanchard told
me that egypt took 300 years to get to 50 i mean the muslims have this fantasy that the
sahaba arrived and everybody said rasulullah you know and that's why it
really bothers me like muslims in in in the in in the west you know how the kafir how do you know
he's kafir i called him to islam how long five minutes you know
you know the prophesies and abu sufyan fought him for almost 18 years and he's still
working on getting him to become muslim 18 years fighting him in all these battles and in the end he embraces him as a
brother in islam and that's the prophet's lies in him so
if you spent five minutes with somebody and didn't convince him you know give him another 20 years
is there any question anybody have any
all right that's in in john in the gospel of john
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and some even called the him that they actually are not originally arab speakers
um can you comment on uh like the way to possibly like study like some of the christian texts
because obviously some applied to islam and you know it's hard to just like you know pick up a bible because we're not going
to have yeah i mean my you know i think earlier i would have i don't think it's good to
argue with christians or debate them like i'm very opposed to the kind of
some of the muslim polemics it's much more important to respect their religion i wouldn't even go into
the quran doesn't really you know it it the thing that we need to
do is teach people about islam tell them what islam don't tell them what their religion is or should be
or i mean i think it's important if you're explaining that we believe in the bible and then they say well why don't you believe jesus died for your sins
then you can explain well islam actually says that there were alterations in the
book and if they you know if people are open to that you can discuss that if you know what you're talking about
it's important to have knowledge or something like that um in a situation like that
so i mean i i would i would definitely get very strongly rooted in the islamic
tradition before i would go into in fact it's considered prohibited to do that by sharia
you have to learn islam and especially before you go into learning other creeds
we have some of the scholars even tamiya was a master of christianity
and wrote us it's been published in six volumes but it's not in the original six volumes but quite an
extensive text analyzing the the bible and and uh there are many books polemics against
the christians you know christianity islam and judaism it's there's a very
interesting relationship between these three religions because we're so similar
on the one hand we we believe in very similar things we believe in a
creator god we believe in the unity of god because even christians and and anybody who seriously studied
christian theology knows that christians believe in one god the personas which is what the trinity
is are masks for the godhead but in catholicism if you study saint thomas
aquinas he's very very clear that god does not have a body that god cannot be in
in place or time i mean you know the
they're not idiots you know but the trinity is a problem for us um and for the christians it's a mystery
that's that's how they state it it's a mystery incarnation is a problem for us the idea
of god coming into the world incarnating becoming flesh the the
christian argument is well you have in bibliation which is god becoming book because quran
is it's the uncreated word of quran the way
that our scholars dealt with that was by saying that the quran is not
the the quran is not the must-have it's not the quran in matlu it's not the
recited quran it is the eternal uh me the the the the hadith
is what is called like in your heart you have words and the tongue is the translator of what's in your
heart but what's in your heart is something that's beyond words really
even when you like if you say i love you
the words are translating a state and so all words are translating
experience even like when we say look at that tree if you look at each one of those words
look that's an experience at right just helps you get there and then
tree is an experience so language is really articulating meanings
and this is what i was talking about the other day the ibrah you know abbarah is to abra in arabic means to
to to cross something to like is a bridge so the ibara is the word
the ibara is the way that you cross from one thing to another from one meaning to it
to another so you take the form its form to meaning that's that's the
obor the form is is the the love like you say
shajara is the surah and that
it it takes you it enables you to cross from form to substance from form to
meaning that's the gift of language and so that that's how we say that now christians to be
fair to them would argue a very similar argument about jesus so it's a problem it's not easily resolved
but the quran is very clear don't say three the quran is very clear
also that god covers
that um although they don't say
you know the the the christians it's very complicated and it really is
it's not it's it's not an easy problem this is religion and theology and and and they're problematic so um
yeah there's like for instance there's a uh eclipse in the middle of the month which
has never happened and by physics it can't happen so it's it's either it i think it could
happen when the earth is doing its uh you know the uh uh
the revolution you you know like there's certain planets in our solar system like
mercury does it every 24 hours it's either mercury or venus it literally goes from
south pole to north pole so it flips the earth has done it we know that that
it's flipped because we know that there's been shifts in the magnetic polarization so we know that
einstein actually thought that it would happen again as the moon because the moon comes incrementally
closer to the earth and so at a certain point it's going to cause the earth to flip
that that's one believe i mean a lot of scientists don't uh adhere to that theory but that is a
theory that the earth now if it did that you could technically i think have an eclipse
at that midpoint
it would rise from the west yeah definitely but i don't know if people could survive it allah adam i mean i don't know
that i think the physics of it would create such global destructive destruction you know so allah adam but
it definitely that would happen the sun would ri rise in the opposite direction
um you mentioned studying islam before you look into other religions is really important but looking at islam reading islam in
isolation can cause problems because islam in effect superseded judaism and
in christianity so do you not think it's important to study other religions in particular
of the abrahamic traditions in conjunction or rather even before islam and to actually respect
them and see how islam grew out of or christianity and judaism
yeah that's a good question and also in in addition to that sorry which was my original question
you mentioned the holy ghost are there other um
things in christian theology or jewish theology which as muslims we should be aware of thank
you um yeah and the holy ghost we differ on the meaning of holy ghost because they they for for them the holy ghost is
uh a mediator between logos and and between you know the father and
so so we don't have the same concept but the word is identical to you know in translation
to to our understanding of jibril the um it's a good question i mean i
would say i think for us especially everybody here i mean i've read your bios everybody here is is is
educated by modern standards i mean i think all of us are a little disappointed with
our educations and if you're not i think you're deluded but that but that's okay
um but you know everybody is educated in ways that pre-modern peoples
would be astonished really i mean really astonished the amount of things that people know
today are just mind-boggling i mean if you take something like sheikh abdullah abdullah
it's you know i mean i've known him for 20 over 20 years i ca it's just
he's just he's an ocean like literally i mean he just he is an
ocean of knowledge he it just amazes me the things that he knows and i ask him things all the time just
because i want to hear him because i know that people don't ask him those questions you know
i asked him a question the other day and he just floodgates you know it's amazing
thing but but people if you look at what people know now he he's had the blessing of being
very focused um you i think people always say to me oh i have a terrible memory i i've never
met any human being unless they're imbecilic that doesn't have a phenomenal memory it's just we memorize the wrong things
you know people memorize amazing amounts of information and facts and figures and
i mean just if you look at your what you know in your own city like all the streets you know you
know to turn right there turn left there you know how to get it's just amazing what the mind i mean that the topoi was the way that
the ancients used to do memory was by when they wanted to memorize something
they would put the things in places that they knew in their town or something and that was a way that they
to do association associative memory so but and and because you're educated i
would argue that just to be a citizen in a globalized world it's essential to have some
working knowledge of the world's religions like i think a world religious course the reason i became muslim is
partly from houston smith's book [Music]
because i took that course that was my first year in college i took a course in comparative religion and that was the
book and that was that was one of my first exposures to islam and
so just knowing about religion i mean my degree at the university was in
religious studies and i learned a lot i mean i i benefited immensely from the other traditions my
appreciation for other traditions has increased over the years i think when i first became muslim i i adopted a
very arrogant attitude towards other faiths and par that was partly because
of some of the teachers that i had i don't want to blame them entirely but that you know when i came to the arab
world there are certain attitudes about other religions that are quite endemic
in the muslim world that that they're just nonsense well i i do not believe that i think that
the vast majority of these traditions have probably 85 maybe even higher
percent of what they're teaching is very positive and very congruent with islamic teaching
then there's things that are not but i also believe that even the animistic
traditions i i know that the arabs they used to go to these old women that
were were the rafa and the kahina even that's who he went when they asked him
who's going to settle the dispute over zem zam because they they they wanted zem zam he found zem zam
from a dream but they he said let's go the only one i want is the
kahina she'll decide and then they went on that journey when he was going to sacrifice abdullah who did they go to the kahina
in in medina what did she say she gave the advice the 10 she said how much is the dia they
said ten camels then she said then throw the the arrows that's what they used to do
is divination like i ching throw the arrows and and each time they
go towards abdullah add ten more camels until they go towards the camels and then sacrifice that number of camels
well he did that again and again again where did they get to a hundred and then he said
that claude said finally it's done he said no no it's not enough i want to make sure let's throw it again so they threw it
again it went to the camels he said i'd still not convince i want to make sure i'm doing the right thing throw it again
they threw it again it went to the camels so 100 was the number of camels of
sacrifice that's why the diya in islam is a hundred so the diya in islam comes from
a kahina now the the arabs were using these
people as ways of solving their problems and it was part of god's provision for
them because that's what they had at the time because there's a wisdom in why god doesn't send pro i mean he could
have sent prophets in every generation every birth but he doesn't but he gives people the sustenance they need so even the
idolaters they have their sustenance in their idolatry until something better comes
along and and to not recognize that is a crime against human devotion and human desire
to to to find guidance outside of themselves and that's why many many christians i
mean i know christians that that weep reading their bible that really believe in their bible and deeply and
and i'll never forget i was at a a conference where they had a muslim who
was doing a thing about the bible and he just made fun of christianity for about an hour in a lecture and i was in the
audience and i brought my father and my brother and i it was unfortunate but he he made fun of christianity for
about an hour and then what broke my heart is a woman got up and she just start
she literally was shivering but she just said you know i was a christian a baptist and
the thing i didn't like about baptists is they always made fun of other religions and i came here tonight thinking maybe
islam had something for me but you're just doing the exact same thing that really
sent me away from you know it's just amazing we don't think about that you know and then again that gets back to sadda
varaya you know that you can cause people to reject islam you can be the
cause for people rejecting islam who's going to be answerable on qiyama
because the prophet said i will be the advocate of a me
who is wronged by a muslim on the day of judgment the pro now if you've got the prophet as
your lawyer you think you're going to lose that case seriously if you have the prophet as
your advocate on the but he's going to be against the muslim
supporting the case of the vimy who was unjustly wrong because that could be a reason why he rejected islam
thinking that that was islam so it's i think it's very important that we
we hold to our guns like shaykh abdullah said today you know we have a religion we have a creed we believe in this creed
and we do believe that islam superseded that's what i was taught that's in the akhida of the muslims that islam
and it's what was has been taught so i'm not a perennialist i don't you know adhere to that philosophy that
all these religions are still valid but i do believe that there is a validity in those religions
and then to the degree with which that validity is there allah maintains and sustains people through it
i do believe that i think they get spiritual help from it spiritual aid when they're sick when they pray when
they do these things because we have a generous lord and until something better comes along
that is what god has given them you know i mean my mother when i was 12 years old
told me that the only reason
that you go to orthodox church is because your grandfather's orthodox
she said if you were born in sri lanka you'd be a buddhist right now so this is a purely arbitrary situation
and i never forgot that because that's that's that's the way she saw it you know the
the world's a big place and there's a lot of people on this planet and there's a lot of weird stuff going
on out there and people are doing a lot of weird things muslims are doing a lot of weird things seriously even some of the rituals and
practices and we have we have honor killings and people think that has something to do
with their religion and we've you know we're a mess so there
you know there's a lot of problems out there and and uh i don't think we contribute to
alleviating them or removing them by denigrating others and one of the things that i heard from cd
abubakar which i really appreciated he said when you when you denigrate other religions
you are not elevating your own religion but you are succumbing to spiritual arrogance which is one of the
most dangerous states for a human being to be in and i really appreciated that statement
so i'll just repeat it when you denigrate other religions you are not elevating your own religion
but you are succumbing to spiritual
arrogance why did the arabs have the muharram monts what brought that about well they're
definitely this is uh maharamans
that he did not abrogate the maharamans they're still considered sacred months but they don't
have the same sanctity that they had at the time of the prophet in the rules of sanctity so we do
consider them to have a horma so it's obviously from prophetic tradition
that because the prophet sam recognized them and the quran recognizes them
can you explain the holy ghost
ghost is is a saxon word for spiritus in latin which is
the and uh and holy is uh is
is also a a saxon word that that comes from complete
means something complete and which where we get our word whole from holistic things like that so the uh
you know the idea of a uh produce is holiness
produce is one of the names of god the holy um it's something that is infused with
sanctity and we do not believe we believe that the prophet was holy
that he had uh and and that is a dua of the muslims
that is a dua of the muslims the bait is the place of holiness is the holy
city the the the the kaaba is
you know it was a desa a holy place a place kadasahu allah
allah gave it holiness sanctity and so
holiness is is the infusion of that spiritual energy that um that
that we we recognize i think if people are open to it they they recognize it in those places i read
a book called the sanctity i it was um it was about the sanctity of places i read it
it's like 20 years ago so i can't try and remember the name the power of place that was the book the power of place and
his argument was that that the places that have these type of sanctity are places
that are the electromagnetic fields are very strong there so people feel different in there now there might be some basis to that
the kaaba is a very powerful place uh you physically can feel the the
power of the place so there might be something to that but that still uh you know materialism you know this
reductionist attitude of the west is to try to reduce everything to material explanations but
nonetheless we experience these things and and those experiences are real and however you want to interpret them
however you want to identify them
one of the most profound experiences i ever had was
on a drug that's very similar to heroin called fentanyl if anybody's ever had
fentanyl uh yeah i had my the first realization of
why people become drug addicts because it was just such an amazing experience but
i had to get my arm you know i broke my arm very severely and i had to get it um
you know to jabir like i'm set my bones set so they gave me this
fentanyl and he could have chopped my arm off for all i cared
i was i i you know but i you know i i really felt like i got a glimpse of i mean
if god can do that here that what he can do in the achara
you know really i mean people have no idea so bliss blissed out states i mean drugs are are
drugs are are you know people want to get high for a reason really i mean it's
it's it's an attempt to get into a transcendental state it's just doing it uh illegitimately um
it's it's um you know um
to to to make make an attempt at a contention you know uh drugs are to spiritual
states what um you know xena is to
nuptial bliss that's halal you know it's like
they're very similar and that's why people uh people want those states
now my own teacher mark told me that we don't worship allah for states
but if the states come it's a blessing but we don't worship allah for states that's not why we're doing this
but people if you do practice you will have experiences that are very pleasurable
spirit experiences and there's a lot of discernment there's there's actually a way of discerning
spiritual states from nafta states because there are enough sani states that are very similar to spiritual
states and people can get very confused which is why people that know how to discern those things are important to have around
so that people can know that i mean i've seen people go into religious psychosis from doing dikkar i've seen people who
were doing a lot of dikka and started thinking that they were like the mahdi
um i you know i've seen these things happen to people so we're dealing with very powerful things
and they're also dangerous um how is the boundary of the hadam brought about that is tokifi the haram is something
from god from revelation
if quraishites believed in allah and were why did they have a hard time believing
in our prophet's message to lies and well they not all of them there were mushriks amongst the quraish not all of them
it was only a handful that were and some of them were jealous of the prophet some of them wanted to be
prophets themselves um and then also it's very difficult the prophet saws
you know he grew up with them and when you grow up with somebody it's it's like it's like you know i know
people that i knew years ago when when i was like 18 when i first became
muslim and they just still have kind of a hard time seeing me as um you know
hamza i'm just that kid that they knew back then you know there's there's
that's a very normal type of experience so i think people find it difficult you
know i know him he's we grew up with him we used to play with him
you know who's he so i you know i think they just it was hard
for them to accept also the the quraish were people they were aristocrats and they they also had this sense
of you know why isn't it why isn't it uh and even
waleed you know why not him because he's such a great man why did god give it to this orphan from benihashem
and benny hashem at that time was a very weak clan even though they were still considered aristocrats they were very weak
they were poor they they'd lost their wealth and they'd lost their position in in in the in the quraish hierarchy
so they just saw it as you know why wasn't it somebody else so i you know there's
i i can't i don't know what that means
i don't know i don't know what that means uh regarding loud dikkar in unison
i read in your book purification heart about what that
yeah that's true so why is it so prevalent and acceptable then
um the majority of uh maliki later maliki
scholars accepted it the muahidoon introduced the idara in the
jamaa as a way of preserving the quran and they based it on the hadith
no group gathers reading the book of allah yet allah he didn't say or
he said ye to luna and it indicates that it was done on in in one even though the sahaba did not
do that practice but the the hadith indicates the permissibility and that's where they
took it from which is in sahih muslim so and that's what syria abdullah ibrahim
said in uh he says
you know that the gathering for recitation of the quran and doing dhikr is the is
it's the practice of the muslims in all the cities of islam and the the sound hadith is a proof for
it it's a proof for it and there's other hadith the sahih hadith of
of the that allah has the malaika that are traveling in the earth and the sunnah
they're looking for the circles of zika and they find people you hallelujah
they're saying you said they're saying subhanallah they're in a circle doing that now like
nakshabandi say you do it each one does it on its own but the you know the other uh scholars
said you you do it uh you can do it together and that's permissible so that it's a giraffe if
people aren't comfortable with that's fine but don't make the incar you know of the other group that's all
if you're not comfortable with it it's perfectly fine you know i i prefer the position that says you shouldn't do it to say it's
haram is way overboard you know to say that's haram i mean you really have to have a proof
and and tarq is not a proof because the sahaba did not do it is not a proof
uh for taharim like that because
people always forget that little malaysia minhu whoever introduces something into this
religion that is not of essence from the religion then
it's rejected so the practice like you know there's muslims that if the
imam after the prayer in maliki madhhab you know the imam it's makru for the imam to make dua
but uh ibn abigail mentions that you know
um that if you if you try to implement that today and force
that on people you'd create fitna in other words that's this is the amla
of the people this is what they're doing and and there's nothing wrong with it it's a dua the other madhhab is permitted
uh the hanafi's do it they like to do it right the imam should do and then the people
they say i mean so there's nothing wrong but if somebody doesn't want to do the dua with the imam after because
he thinks it's fine don't do it you know but don't say you can't do that it's a
or something like that's really what we're fighting is is we're fighting that attitude that
that religious provincialism the irrigation of absolute authority in the religion
that this religion belongs to you and you alone and you are the only one that has the right opinion
and everybody else can go to hell you know that's just not a healthy psychological state to be in you're not
well and you know may allah help you if that's your state but it's not a good
state to be in and that's too many muslims are in that state religious muslims
which is driving away the other muslims that's why they don't want to go to the masjid
because there's too many people you know it's just so strange i find it really
strange but anyway so that's you know
p group thicker there's nothing wrong with it as long as it's with the adap i mean was generally he
didn't like it because he he thought
that it would become ritualized like you know if you do it like at the same
time every day the group gets together and does it becomes like a ritual and then he felt it it had an element of
bitter that it that yeah you've actually made a type of bidah in the religion by doing something you
know every thursday let's you get together eight o'clock sing qasida for an hour and you do that as a
practice um that that was his opinion but there's others that differed with him on that
so i mean is a mataki usually scholar the malikis are very worried about what
they call uh um to think that something is an obligation
imam matic will actually consider something makru out of fear that people will start thinking that it's part
of you have to do it that's why he did not like people to fast the six days immediately after um
ramadan in shawwal he said you should wait because if you do the six days he said i'm afraid people will think it's part
of ramadan and that happened in some places there's places where they would fat they had to
fast the six days immediately after their eid so that's why he doesn't like some say
that's why he leaves the hands at the side very few muslims know today that this
is not even a sunnah it's not a sunnah to hold your hands like that none of the
four imams consider that a sunnah of the prayer
but muslims if they see you praying with their hands inside it's like you did this horrible thing
and and yet many of the said of prayed with their hands at their side it's the medhab of laith
it's it's uh the med habit of imam shafiri in in the um in the
in his uh book of
it's perfectly fine to leave him at the sides as long as he doesn't play with them
and that was shaving so
somebody asked him about the saddle he said this is the prayer of my grandfather he said you can do what you want
so there are strong opinions for the saddle and then there's strong opinions for the couple people want to do that fine if they want
to do that fine just leave people alone but you know you see somebody doing that
where'd you get that that's a shia thing where'd you get that you just leave people alone
unless you really know i mean you know if you're a giant scholar uh you know that that mastered all of
the hadith you know imam azuri once saw a man in in all end with this imam
zuhd he saw a man in medina do the teslima twice
[Music] and he went up to him because he was the imam of medina
and he's one of the strongest harijal of al-bukhari and he was imam maddox teacher from the
taberean so he said where did you get that teslima the two prayers this is in which is
in the hadith of aisha about the testanima that the prophet sallamus islamic that he only pray he said salaam one
time so zahudi said where did you get that
teslima he said on so and so on so and so on that the prophet sam did he said i don't
know that hadith so the man looked at me said do you know allah hadith
he said no he said do you know two-thirds of the hadith he said no he said do you know half of the hadith
he said yes he said put in the half you don't know and so imam zahri
it said you know he laughed like he had good sense of humor you know you got a point
[Laughter] but in the medina it's one taslima which
is why in the malik's method you do one teslima the hadith is weaker than the system of two but the amal strengthens the hadith and
elevates it to mutawatar with malik so these are also differences and there's fosha in the
dean i mean if you see somebody praying the wrong way straighten him out do you know
and even that in america you might have a little problem

Qurrat 3

ng to look at is is called korotarabsar
it's a text by syria abdrazis mcnasty al-fasil maliki he was a scholar
from morocco he was born in in the 9th century
of hitara around around 880 and he died somewhere in the
in the middle of the 10th century which is 16th century christian era so it was a
difficult time for the muslims there's a lot going on during that period the um
he was a master of these traditional sciences he in in the classical
period of islamic scholarship and shaykh abdullah is somebody who is definitely a master
of that tradition most of the scholars today have
a working knowledge with a lot of the sciences but the mastery of each one of the
sciences was the tradition so that a person was not simply
somebody who knew a basic knowledge about hadith but who had
actually read the six books and often remember like i've heard him say on many occasions
it's not in the six collections if i ask him about a hadith so which means he he
he he knows what's in the six collections so the the scholars
today there's more of a tahasus like if you go to an islamic school you have somebody is teaches arabic
and and they're good and they learn the language and they can teach that but if you ask them about fic they they
don't really they might know and studied some basic things but they don't have a working
knowledge a deep knowledge of that so this
tradition was a tradition of mastery and and even jose kelly said there were 12
sciences that had to be mastered before you could actually give tafsir of the quran he mentions that in the mukha
the one of them is arabic language but the arabic language
has several knowledges that you have to master in order to be considered a master of the arabic language
in in the classical period you would have studied the
and and that was just the beginning today that's pretty much the end
so in the classical period that would have been the the mupptedi or mutawasap would have
gotten to that point and then there were many other books that would have had to have been read
before you would have been considered a master of the arabic language including
which is a massive encyclopedia of just the prepositions and particles in the arabic
language because they're so diverse so he was a master of these
sciences according to ahmed baba who he met his father ahmed baba
is one of the great scholars of timbuktu who during abu mansur dahabi's
invasion of the sahara he was taken prisoner taken back to marrakesh
but he wrote a very nice book of biographies um on ibn farhoon's
earlier work and naded nehle lipti hajj
and in there he has his biography of and mentions that his father met him in
medina because he's moved to medina but he did he mentions in there that
he that see aziz had sent his brother a didactic poem which would have been an
arjusa on the bahara rajas which is what this is the arabs called himar
the donkey of the poet because it's a very easy um to
to meter you know it's it's it's the uh the meter of the like in english we have uh you know
a uh yeah iambic pentameter uh you have um
uh hexameter you have the different what they call the uh the links of the
of the of the line so this is i mean arabic's different from english because we have accentual poetry it's based on accents
on the on the uh the actual letters whereas in arabic it's it's a it's based on the time so it's
it's uh it's the length it's not the accent so it's more it's closer to greek uh poetry which is
why they write they like the hexameter it's very hard to write in in
doesn't work in english but in arabic it's more common that's what the rajis is very easy to write him but he wrote this
this poem and in it he summarized 20 different subjects
so like grammar rhetoric logic it was a it was a massive poem so
that's the tradition that he comes out of and he wrote this this is probably what he's known for now
and it's one of these rhyming titles that the arabs really
like so i tried to do it uh as best i could in english the discerning eyes delights
in perusing the chosen ones days and nights
the arabs say you know that the eye has cool tears and hot
tears that hot tears are painful tears and cool tears are tears of joy
so the arabs say is is what gives your you tears of joy
cool tears so he begins at alhamdulillah
all of these poems begin with praise of allah either with the bismuth some of them
avoid the bismillah just not to to versify a quranic verse
uh according to those who have it as a quranic verse but um they uh they begin with either
hamd or with in the name of allah there's two riwaya the prophet sallallahu alaihi sallam
said that anything that begins without the bismiddah or without hand is cut off it's cut off from barakah
them in a reward it's it's sickly so it doesn't it doesn't have that
blessing so he begins alhamdulillah praise be to allah or to god who by
means of ahmadabi ahmeda sababia there by means of ahmada hada
to the the stratus of paths of those who guide so through the prophet salallahu we were
guided and the the hamd is to allah the humd is
thinner and it's it's a praise that does not
necessarily come from something that you have been given
from that person that you're praising in other words hum does something that you would do uh irrespective of
your relationship to the one that that is being praised it's something that is intrinsic
in the person or the object of praise um the prophet's grandfather was called
shivatul hemd because he was noted for his praiseworthy qualities
so ham desert is a praise for allah that but that ham never ends that you
cannot give thanks or gratitude or praise to allah that's why
we're not able to really truly praise you you are as you have described yourself
so the human being is incapable of truly praising allah subhanahu ta'ala and then also
praise al-hamden sukhar is a type of praise but shukur is a praise
that is a result of being the object of some blessing from the one that you're praising
so when you ashkuruhu the shukra is because you you've been received
something from the one that you're blessing and it is a blessing to give thanks and so
it's basically an infinite regress situation you you can't if if you if you're given something from
allah and then you thank allah that it's it's a blessing that you're
thanking allah because many people don't thank allah i mean i'll give you an example one of the first things that has taught
me was the dua of leaving the bathroom
that is an amazing dua and he told me that one of the in the tafsir
that the the prophet who was described as shakur
that the shakur means somebody who's always giving thanks it was because he never called he never
relieved himself except that he praised allah for that blessing
so people don't think of even those things like just being able to urinate just being able
because there's people that can't do that they have to have catheters put up their uh genitals in order to get their urine
out and if you've ever seen those type situations horrible there's people that
that can't defecate they have to have so people don't think even the most basic
human uh functions we have and those are things that we're conscious of there's
all these things going on in our body right now you could have been exposed to some foreign proteins last night and
your your white blood cells right now are elevated and they're fighting off this thing
that's coming to your body and you're completely unaware of it but allah is doing that for you
so what we know is so much less than what we don't know in terms of praise of
allah so the the gift of saying alhamdulillah is such a gift that you should say
alhamdulillah for saying al hamdidah and then for saying alhamdulillah for saying alhamdulillah you say
alhamdulillah ad infinitum you can't that's why you can't ever get to the end
of just thanking allah subhanahu wa to anna and that and that's the reality of our
situation so but the best thing that you can thank allah for is guidance
praise be to allah for the blessing of islam and it suffices as a blessing now how did we get that blessing what
was the means be ahmed by the means of the prophet salallahu salaam and so we are praising allah this is
what he's beginning his poem by praising allah hamdan a praise that is renewed constantly
everlasting it's it's continuing that recompenses this continuous
succession of blessings that those that were aware of and those that were unaware of
so this is a way of you know the prophet salallahu had certain to as that he said alhamdulillah
he would he he would there were certain things that he would do he said that if you get up in the morning and you thank
allah that it's enough for the for the for the day just to have done that as just thanking
allah subhanahu wa'ta'ala so to be in a state of great praise and gratitude is very important
but you know as a way of recompensing these blessings is just to acknowledge the blessings
that's why parents and the right of parents is so immense because when you show filial piety to
your parents you're in essence acknowledging the debt that you owe to your parents first and
foremost for your material being because they were the means by which you came into the world and consciousness is a is an immense
gift to you
wasn't there a time when we were not even known there was no there was no mention
of us and now we've come into the world and and we have a
a universe of relationships of people that know us that know our names and consciousness
looking at the world and being able to contemplate and yesterday i went out with the sheikh
and and he just stood under the shade of a tree and felt the breeze
and he was just he's saying subhanallah you know the
the the the blessing of the uh just the breeze it's such a beautiful
blessing you know consciousness being consciously aware of things like that that people
there's a lot of people that just are oblivious to all these amazing things that are happening around them
at every instance so and then he says
followed by benedictions and peace one after another
upon the most majestics of messengers in rank and stature and this is mujmale
it's agreed upon we don't the prophet sallallahu alaihi salam said
don't say i'm better than unicib he
also got upset with some of the sahaba that said to some jews that the prophet was better than moses
in nabuwa all of the prophets are equal in the same way that in humanity all of
us are equal adam we're all equal in our humanity but people have distinctions
so this is what in logic they say it's it's the the same in its uh
you know the the the jinsu
you know the genus is the same but the kind is different so it's it were of the same genus but a
different kind uh the moroccans say muhammadun
is a human light like uh but he's not like other humans in that
the ruby is a rock but not like other rocks so people
are equal in their human nature but they differ in their distinctions the things
that make them better than other people that their knowledge their uh generosity
all these things these are what give distinction uh amongst people and we honor those distinctions that's why we
have hierarchical societies uh when when it's a healthy situation the
hierarchy is is tends to be uh intellectual spiritual
when it's dysfunctional it becomes based on wealth and power so this is but this is the human
condition we recognize even wealth and power why do we recognize them because they're attributes of god
and and so what you're really acknowledging in the human that has wealth or power
is a tajelli some manifestation of divine attribute that's what you're seeing that's what you're in awe of
but the delusion is or the illusion is that that power or wealth is
intrinsic in that person it's not it's just a manifestation of an attribute of god in
the world and that's what you're really in awe of but you don't you don't realize that you don't see that
so then he says
and upon his family the al of the prophet there is a khiraf the dominant opinion is that they're
beno hashem the people the hashemite people so the hashem is the
the prophet sallallahu isaam's grandfather abdullah uh and then hashem
so uh hashem the hashemites are
a branch of porreish and the al are the people that go under
the hashemite group then you have other opinions that no it
extends beyond that his family goes actually to the people of abdul munaf to the people
of jose even the the uh anybody that's from adnan so and then
the poems say that his family are the people of taqwa salman umin salman is
from us our family and some say he said that because he was a maula but
some say it's because of his maqam with with allah subhanahu wa town and
then the sahaba or anybody uh
that he meets the prophet believes in the prophet and dies on that belief without having
lost the belief sometime in between so there are some people that met the prophet and then actually left islam
during the riddha and then came back to islam they're not considered sahaba they're considered tabirin because
they lost all of their actions by their kuffar so the sahaba or whoever met with him
and the meeting is a normal meeting it's a meeting that happens in this world so
the prophet met with with the prophets but they're not considered his sahaba in
that way like isa ade saddam although some consider asa to be unique and have that
distinction because he follows his sharia at the end of time
and and he met with him for that reason so aloha and then mansarak is the saluk is
is this spiritual traveling on their path so they travel on their path as long as
planets revolve in their orbits and that's just that's a poetic way of
saying forever because
to proceed know well that the best of what is sought in siroto mukta the best of what is
sought by those of celestial aspirations himmah is you have him madaniya and himalaya
is worldly ambition there are people are different in the world some people are very ambitious
and some people aren't very ambitious people if they have certain i mean there's a lot of elements that go into
to success but they can have worldly success spiritual ambition is where you
have a desire for other worldly things spiritual wealth not material wealth so
just like you see people will work day and night to acquire material wealth there's
people that will do the same to acquire spiritual wealth there's people that will get up at four
in the morning to check the stock market in because in
japan it opens up at a certain time this is people really they do this they'll do that because why they want to
increase their material wealth there's also people that will get up at four in the morning because they want
their stocks to go up with god it's it's it's the same basic uh idea
but one is a high hima high aspiration the other is a low aspiration a worldly aspiration
so he's saying that the best thing for people that have this this him this high this celestial
aspiration the best thing that they can seek for is to know the seerah of the prophet
salallahu that's the best thing that they can seek for
and then he says and here i am making mention in this
didactic poem a teaching poem mindaka enough of that subject to remove
probation so to to what he's giving you is enough to where you're not
impoverished you have enough knowledge of the seerah to where you can't be considered
uh bereft of knowledge of the seerah or impoverished and and this book in muritania this
all the women from the zawaya used to memorize this this was just a given for the women because
they would teach their children seerah they considered a very important thing
to give to the children to teach the children the seer of the prophet isaiah so they would memorize this poem
but this is this is the poem that most of the more italian scholars memorize by wrote
quote from it and teach it and then he says
for those seeking to learn from the possessors of guidance i do this that perhaps i too in
benefiting others with the poem will benefit and this is the reason why ultimately
uh teachers teach if they have the right intention it's that they benefit themselves
spiritually they they learn and and also it's the zakat of
knowledge if if if allah is giving you knowledge then you have to pay that zakat of
knowledge by giving it to other people and then he
says i have entitled that the eyes delights in the designated intercessors days and
i've organized it into sections in order to facilitate the students objectives
is one of the gifts of the hellenistic tradition into the islamic community
the muslims if you look at a lot of the works before the hellenistic influence on islam you
will note that they are often not as organized imam matic is probably the first person
to really have a seriously organized work but you will see
as the influence of of the greek sciences come into the muslim world
you begin to really get organizational uh writing and i think it's probably epitomized in
somebody like imam razali in the haiyan thing so he's following that tradition of
organizing the the work and and then he says and from the
sustainer of the cosmos blessing i see the gift of strength to complete i seek the gift of strength to complete it
the own is from allah subhanahu wa ta'ala so whatever energy you have in the world is
a gift from allah and allah can take that energy away from you anything that you do the most depressing thing for people
that uh have work in the scholastic tradition i think uh is when you read about in the
biographies they'll say well
you know he started a commentary on such and such a book and he but death came and he wasn't able
to complete it sickness comes many things can prevent people from finishing the work
that they start so he's asking a lot for help in finishing this at the outset
may allah help him finish it and he did he was able to finish it so that's a blessing from allah
and i seek divine benefit for the one who narrates it and and the one from whom it is narrated i
wish he added than the mutarjim but inshallah it gets included you know the one who translates it
you know it's one of the great things about these people
is these people were great really they were they were big sadichin
and their dua was mustajab and they would often make dua for the people that read their works
siri khalil's work is like that he made a for anybody that reads it part of it or
the whole thing that allah would give him openings and they say that nobody reads that book
except they'll have an opening from god in in his reading the same is true for the resale of ibn abizerwani
and and he made that dua while he was making tawaf of the kaaba
that they would have uh mal wealth knowledge
and deen and piety and siri zarooq in his commentary says this has been
tried and proven true many times tried many times and proven true so when he makes this
dua you should realize that he's making it for us you know he's saying
you know the i seek divine benefit nepha that we benefit from the one who narrates it and from
the one from whom it is narrated by the inestable rank of the chosen
upon him the purest of the creator's blessings upon his family and rice's companion so that's the introduction the
scholars in the mukha will tend to praise allah subhanahu wa'ta'ala and then explain what they
they're planning on doing and why they did it so he's done that and fulfilled that quite succinctly the first chapter that
he has is on the neseb of the prophet now lineage is very important and the
yesterday and the day before talked about the five universals in our religion the so what what were
they that he said yesterday religion dean
life nephs intellect property and nessa and some
will add erd as a sixth human dignity but most put it in the
neseb that it's part of the idea of nasib so nessa is one of the
things that islam came to preserve the way that nasa is preserved
you know don't don't go near fornication because it's a foul thing
it leads to a bad road so xena is prohibited to protect lineage
the knowledge of your parents and your grandparents is very
important there's a hadith
you know knowledge of lineage is a knowledge that is not necessarily beneficial and its
ignorance does not harm you the owner must say that that statement
is for people that delve too deeply into something like that but to have knowledge of your lineage is
very important to know who your relatives are to know who your aunts and uncles are and your cousins
these are all people of your argham to know where you came from to know who your people are those are very important things in islam
and historically in human communities knowing who your ancestors were is
important and one of the things that distinguishes blue bloods in the west
and uh and and other people is simply that they know their grandparents that's that's all uh
helen keller said every popper has a a king in in his past and every king has a pauper in his
past you know that the human family if you go back you're going to find that
you probably had great people in your line and then you probably had people that were not so great the the prophet's
elijah all of his ancestors were amazing allah preserved his lineage
he was he there was no fornication nobody not any of his ancestors committed
adultery or fornication they were prevented from that so knowing the lineage of the
prophet the least that you have to know about him is that he is
a nabil hashemi you have to know that he is a hashemite
and that that's considered a wajib to know that he's from mecca that he's a hashemite and
he's qureshi but the odom also consider it good to know his actual lineage back to adnan to
ismail and islam that it's a good thing to know so he says
an elucidation of the lineage of the chosen prophet blessings in honor of his lord upon him follows
the preferred ones lineage is preserved up to adnan by consensus of the virtue of scholars
the prophet saws that if he would trace his lineage he
would not go past adnan um imamatic was asked about
the uh the some of the people of lineage that used to give the lineage of the prophet back to abraham
and some even back to adam and he said you know who taught them that because
lola is if it wasn't for having an island
anybody could say whatever they wanted so when you're dealing with history when
you're dealing with facts you have to substantiate those facts or else you're dealing with something else
opinion if it's grounded in something real and and other than that just simply
nonsense uh or mythology mythology is not necessarily nonsense mythology
um is is i mean in many ways quranic stories in
the proper use of the word mythology are mythologies so
in in but people associate mythology with uh something that's not real that's not what mythology mythos is what's
before history is what we don't have access to um so
so knowing having knowledge of the opi the uh of the uh
of anything is based on having that uh sound authority upon which it is stated
and and in the case of the lineage of the prophet sallallahu alaihi who said we can't go beyond
adnan now what's interesting about this to me and i really believe this is one of the proofs
that you should feel comfortable with the knowledge we know the prophet goes
back to abraham but because there was not any certainty in that lineage
that uluma refused to do that and that should i think strengthen your belief in the signs of islam that the the names
of these uh men who and women who transmitted the hadith of the prophet salam this was
a rigorous science and they they they were very very
scrupulous about what they said
let me now indicate the ascendant's names with an abbreviated letter for each one so this is his
uh ishara ma in shaheen
kahman so this is a way it's a what they call a
mnemonic device uh to remember the prophet sallallahu isaac's
so if you if you uh if you memorize that then each one of those stands for one of
the names so the meme is for the prophet muhammad sallallahu alaihi
is for abdullah abdullah is
he's also called abu ahmed muhammad sallallahu alaihi salaam abdullah is
the he was the son of sheba
and he he was the the youngest of the sons the
tenth son and we know that when he discovered the well of zamzam he
made an oath that if allah gave him ten children he would sacrifice one of them and so he when he made this oath
obviously he might not have been thinking that it would actually happen but he did have ten sons and abdullah
was the one he liked the most and he was sleeping in the ka'ba once in
outside in the in the hijab ismail and he had a dream and and he heard in the dream of
you know fulfill your your vow and he woke up very troubled by that and
so he went and he sacrificed some animals and then he saw another dream where you
said fulfill your vow and so he's he sacrificed a a sheep and then a cow and then a camel
and then it still wasn't enough and then he said what what what is more than that and he
said your son like you promised so he he got his sons together
and you have to remember the herodotus the greek historian said of all people no one takes their
vows and owes more serious than the arabs so even
even the greeks uh recognize that about the arab the er the word for the arab
i mean modern arabs you know it's it's another situation i mean even
like you know for some time now okay it's just human uh decay generally we're all like that
but these arabs were really they were people that the word was
everything if you gave your word you did not break your word and
that was such an important concept to them to be trustworthy and the prophet saw i sent
him took this very seriously that's why he was al amin he waited for a man once who made
an appointment with him he waited three days and the man didn't show up and then when
the man saw him he said i've been waiting for you for three days the man had forgotten
but the prophet sam didn't forget so when he made this vow that he would
sacrifice one of his sons he took it very seriously and so he brought his sons together and
they threw the quran which is casting lots to see and this is very
this is biblical it's very ancient thing i mean i said earlier about
you know people have different ways of making sense of things and
when when you don't have revelation when you're divorced from revelation
humans come up with ways of doing that that are meaningful and and that's why these these type
things shouldn't be taken lightly you you can laugh at them and think they're superstitious but there are ways that people help
navigate the world and these are ways that um allah
has obviously inspired people to do that because they're human things they're
things that humans do and that's why when revelation comes it's such a great gift
so when you see people throwing the i ching like if you have friends that throw the ai ching and things like that don't don't don't
laugh at them or think that it's it's ridiculous there that you just feel blessed that you
don't have to do that you can do istikhara you know just be grateful for the gift
that you've been given because it's just such an immense gift but they're still trying to work through
with whatever means that they find so people do things astrology all these different things that people do
try to make sense of it but this is what abdullah was doing he was using the means that
they had available to try to make sense of this and they cast a lot well who did they go to
abdullah so again this is divine even the casting of the lots there was a
spiritual significance because abdullah was chosen and and he was the
the father of the prophet salallahu now when he did this the quraysh came and
they said no you can't do this why can't we do why can't i do they said if you do this it will become a sunnah
of the arabs because was such an extraordinary person amongst eric
he was an amazing man sheba he first of all he had gray hair as a
young man according to the dominant opinion of why he was called shayba which is interesting so he's born with
gray hairs and this was a man of immense dignity he
he fed not just people but he used to go up into the mountains and feed the wild animals and he was known for that so he
was actually somebody who took care of the animals and he he was called the feeder of the birds so
he was somebody that had and that comes from a kindness he um was the person that they used to
whenever there was drought they would go to sheba and and and he they said he was muslim
his prayer was answered because they said he would go and pray and the rain would come so that the arab saw this from the
prophet's grandfather so they said no let's ask the kahina so
they they went to a kahinan in medina and again this is what they had available
to to their there wasn't a prophet there to tell them what to do so they went to the kahina and what did
she say she said and these were often old women like almost like witches
in the uh the the pagan tradition of europe um all old women and the witches were
not evil uh in the european pagan truth they become evil because of christianity when
christianity comes they they make everything before them
look evil if you go in america you have all these sites that are called like devil's
peak and you know and you wonder why like like i live next to mount diablo right
mount the out of the devil's mountain well i want to know why it was because it bothered me i'm living next to the devil's mountain i want to know
why it's called mount diablo well lo and behold it was a sacred place
for the alone indians so when the catholic spanish came
they called it mount diablo and associated what was sacred to the the indigenous
people associated evil with it because it was part of their indigenous religion
so that was very common but so th these were like witches in that sense
they they were they were uh older women that had um some
intuitive qualities like people have sixth sense that people some people have this more than other people
um and and uh you know there's people that that uh have gut feelings about things
so that these were people that that had that they had these ability to um to to do this and that's why they
were beneficial to the arabs and theirs benefited from them the prophet sam his revelation nullifies any of that
so and and it's in the api that we don't seek advice from a kahin or or an araf
and the prophet rejected that so that but they go to this uh woman and she says what's the dia how
what's your blood writ and they said ten camels and she and she said take ten camels cast the uh the arrows of divination
and if it goes to abdullah then adam ten more cast again until it goes
to the uh the camels so they did that and each time he threw the arrows
it went to the camels until they got to a hundred camels at that point it went to uh
to the camels but he wasn't shayba wasn't satisfied so he did it
three times and and three consecutive times it went and and and so it became a hundred camels
which is the dia of the muslims that's the diya of the muslim for for the people of camels not from not
for people of wealth but for bedouin people the diya is a hundred camels so that that is what um
that is abdullah and so he's called and somebody once called the prophet yah
ibn at the behane o son of the two sacrifices
he smiled and uh who was with him asked him what does that mean
and he said abdullah and isma'il my my two fathers and that that hadith which is some of
the scholars considered weak um
there's a hilar about ismail and and and ishaq and and it's a strong hilar
uh aziz as you will see down the road uh says that the the was actually ishaq
and that was the opinion of many of the early scholars including imam ali
which is pretty significant because imam ali is babal so it's not something muslims should get
hung up on especially in interfaith dialogue i've seen so many like interfaith dialogue where the muslims say no it was ismail
and there's the rabbi like and it's why make that
uh you know this bone of contention when the giraffe is there
imam siyoti says tawakov you know we should just be silent about it
adam which one it was but most of the later scholars inclined towards ismail and some got to
the point where they just rejected the other opinion entirely and that's that's what's really wrong is where you
you don't even acknowledge that this was once a highly debated issue so um
so that that is uh abdullah and then shaiba which is the uh
sheikh al-hamdu was born and raised in medina
so he's actually from his father hashem was a a merchant
and he used to go to syria and and he he fell in love with a woman from benin
married her and promised them that if she became pregnant he would bring her back
to medina and so she went with him to mecca she became pregnant he took her to medina
and then left her there and he went to gaza and he died uh in in palestine and
um and then she gave birth to sheba in medina and then he
brought him back and he was his uncle now if if you notice
he's the brother of hashem when when matalop came with shayba he was riding
on the back of the camel and he was very disheveled and they thought he was the
servant of mother so they called them abdulmut and it became a it became
it stuck with him as a as a kind of nickname so hashem is the next one
there uh and and he is the father of shaiva
he was also an incredible very generous man all of his ancestors were noted for
generosity they were also noted for being very beautiful there's even a riwaya that hashem was so
beautiful that they used to just beg him to marry their daughters and and uh
because the arabs had great consideration for good faces uh they they um leadership i mean
this also is again it's social psychology we study psycho social psychology why why some people
are chosen over other people um but he was very very handsome
and he uh his father was abdulmanath
and abdul manaf is the the ninth grandfather of imam shafi so like shaykh abdullah who is an akili
so she
so they are related by their uh by uh abdul
is the the grandfather of imam sheve the ninth grandfather imam shafi and i i don't know how many sheikh
abdullah could tell you how many would go back to abdomen but he's related so they joined at abdomen
imam imam shafiri and sheikh abdullah so they have a shared ancestor now all
of us at some point join because i mean there's people in here that are even cousins that don't even know it
seriously you know they're they're i mean we're all cousins in that we're from adam and hawa but there's people even after that that
you you don't even know that you're actually related to them so and then you have
kosai jose was jose was the uh he's the one that
that conquered in essence mecca from jose he is he is really the binding force of
the quraysh he was a merchant he traveled he was one of these
great men and they were all extremely proud of him and then you have kilab
another and then kinana
it's like huh and then ralib
and then what's the malik yeah malik and then another
and then the calf kinana
and then modal is very important because modar and are the brothers of nizar
and mother and rabia are the ancestors of all of the adnani arabs
today so the adnanis are divided into modar and rabia
the mother arabs are mostly the western arabs the arabs are the eastern arabs so the
arabs of like qatar they're benutamin the arabs of bahrain anazah the arabs of the
nez like these are all arabia arabs the arabs of the imran are from
himyam so they are most of the arabs of iraq are rabia
they're adnanis but they're from rabia so and then you get the arabs in jordan
you're going to get both so these these modar is very important then and
then nizar and then mad and then adnan now mad is also an
interesting character
he was a very ascetic person uh he was somebody that used to walk barefoot and uh and he was noted for the
asceticism so omar said be like mad you know don't be a one of these
um prada people you know
and then adan is is the adnan is the uh he's the ancestor
of all of these uh non arabs so that's a you know this is an overview
of the uh the lineage of the prophet salallahu and and why it's important because you can
see how all of these arabs are related and they all share these ties and these are very
important because the arab people are tribal people and if the prophet isaiah is sent to the
arabs first before the extended tribe of beni adam he's sent to to bani adnan and benik first
because allah told him you know
you know warn your ashira the the near relative so he was told first to warn
his own people and then it's also dikkar uh who
you know this is a reminder for you and your people your who are the arabs so
these are the first people that the message is sent to and that's why the lineage is important because it ties
the prophet sam to all of these different tribes
so again we've already discussed that now to mention sheba who dug the well of zemzim causing
the quraysh to attempt to stop him so he made an oath and there's an amazing story when when
they agreed to go to another kahina to arbitrate whether or not he would
have the rights to the well or the rest of quraish so they set out on this journey and they
got to a point where there was no water and he he's the man they always
ask advice for so they said what do we do they told them to dig ditches and get in
the ditches and just wait for death and so they they do this but then he
goes out and makes a dua and the rain comes and then he brings a brain as they say
you can have the well they never went to the kahina so
sheba is uh he's very interesting
yes so he made this oath that if god granted him ten sons who would protect him from vile
transgressors in haran he would sacrifice one of them as a
means of gaining proximity but when he wished to fulfill the oath
qurais refused it
so they they said sent him to heber to take council from the city soo sayer
who commanded anesthetic to cast lots between the camel and the
sun if the lords went to the sun when he threw them
was to increase the camels by ten and throw again
until the lots fell to the camels
then he was to sacrifice the camels and know that the boy's lord was content that they were in his stead so be aware
of this you know know this he's reminding us to have knowledge of this
he then did as he was told until the number of camels reached 100 and he finally sacrificed them
but only after casting three times to ensure they fell again upon the mature high humped camels
and so the prophet's father was ransomed for a hundred camels his ransom from certain death uh canada
um thus it became the indemnity in his
community for any believer as a just recompense for wrongful death
so there's opinions different regarding the other sacrifice the second one but most scholars consider ishaq to be
the one and this is the most reliable so that's his position and i think for a lot of modern muslim i
mean who in here had ever heard that there was even a difference of opinion
okay that's pretty good where did you hear that
that's not fair you know people you know i just it
amazes me that the muslims are so adamant about this point and it's you know and it's such a
divisive thing between us and the jews because it's really saying the jews are just you know liars
you know which is it's just not a good premise to begin a dialogue with a group of people
there's no doubt some of the jews did things but we also have liars in our tradition we have people that
fabricated hadith and they were muslims i mean people forget that every tradition has bad people and
people that do things but it doesn't make a blanket statement about the whole group the quran says you know among them are
believers so you just you have to be careful about things like that anyway so that's that's uh he considers ishaq
like i said the later ulama generally say it is
a fatwa in his howie and he he ends it by just saying you know the best thing is not to and i
asked you know abdullah about it because when you read sorry
who's the uncle of the prophet sallallahu alaihi sam the brother of when you read about abu talib
it's just it's amazing what he did for the prophet saw is in him and he his love for the prophet he stood by the
prophet he you know and some of the ulamas say that he was muslim
melanin one of the great mortality scholars wrote a book arguing that he was there is a tradition
that says al abbas heard him say the shahada on the death bed but the prophet didn't hear it
so the prophet said i didn't hear him so he couldn't testify for two witnesses
that he was muslim the hadith it's in the sahih that he said that he's
the least of people punished that's ahad hadith and akita our belief is
not something that you can establish with solitary narrations which is very important to
understand this even temiya and the uh you know in the selfie tradition
they do establish akita with ahad and that's why they they have a lot of points of
dissension with the asha and the maturity these are khilaf issues now part of the
problem is is that when you have people that don't accept then it's you there's no dialogue
there's no debate about it but we our our tradition demands that we
accept if there's a khilaf about an issue then you can't say this or that it's not
mujmale so i asked she just said he's
for him i don't want to say either or but his position is ahad do not
establish akita and to say somebody's in hell is you know with any certainty is very dangerous so to say about it was
in hell is just something muslim should not even if the hadith is it's it's a ahad hadith and it's a
matter of akida and so you know be very careful about
these things because
allah says that the prophet loved abu talib the prophet isaiah loved abu talib that
that ayah came down about abu talib that you do not guide who you love
allah guides whomever he pleases so you know the best position is allah but and people that say the
prophet's parents are in the fire i mean said people should be whipped that do
that that was his opinion and you can have there's a hadith which is
your father and my father are in the fire that's a sound hadith again it's hadith first and foremost and second
what did the prophet mean by his father he could have meant his uncle
because the arabs say father for uncle uh when when bahira asked
the the the uh uh the uh who's his father he said anna
he said he said anna i i'm his father and he said it it doesn't seem that his
father should be alive he said i'm his uncle but he wasn't lying when he said his f that he was his father because the arabs
called the uncle the father so those type things are you know
they're just better left alone but our belief is that the prophet's parents are saved
that's the dominant opinion that they're saved they're people of the between messengers
and and they didn't and then there's a weak hadith that champs mentions that allah actually
when the prophet visited he was allowed to visit his mother and that allah actually raised them from
the dead and they believed him it's a weak hadith but he he says you know that he doesn't have
a problem believing it someday you know so again it's api then
so you can't establish anything with it that's a dominant opinion and then he says
another group of scholars state it was in fact ismail and each opinion has its own strong proofs
each group has their proofs
the third opinion is from as a judge is to desist from speculation so follow the straight path free of
yeah some say you see the the ishq there is that the prophets their fathers
are not mushrikun like none of the prophet's fathers were mushrikun even abdulrah was not a mushrik
he he was a moahed um he always called on allah he didn't call on the idols
so that's in ishkaw some of them say that that he was his uncle but he called him his father hello adam
any other questions
under islamic rule that aren't muslim protected people minorities they're protected minorities
anything else
it's a book of malik
some say he's hud some say he's the son of hud is the southern arab the the ancestor of
all the southern arabs but the prophet saw israel ismail
married the from the jarahima the jor hamaites the jor hom were from
so the prophet isaiah has cachani ancestors on his maternal side
do you see yeah but see the arabs i mentioned the arabs on
the first talk the arabs are three and uh the arabs that are gone like
these arabs are gone they they existed like many people disappear there's people that just they're gone from the
face of the earth they're gone and then there's that
are the arabs they're the the pure arabs the the yemenis yemenite arabs and and
they're basically in the south and in the north like the lakme assassina beno
these are the and they're called so they're the arabs of
the and then the third arabs are the arab they are the arabs that became arab
these are the the children of isma'il ismail had uh 12 children but the two that have the
the the the the the answer says sorry uh abra uh ibrahim uh
had uh ismail had nabet and kaidaar all right
and then from from all these uh come come uh the arabs the prophet
isaiah is from pedal he's mentioned in the bible kedar and
then the other nanis are from nabbit
all right so the uh the um the prophet sallallahu alaihi
salaam is is the adnanis learned ismail learned arab from ya'rob
who was a jerhamide was a pathani he taught ismail arabic and then the adnanis who are the sons of
ismail divide into two categories
are the western arabs all these arabs that are in the western you know
all these uh the how as in benue these are all from motar and then you
have the eastern abduce all those in the eastern
as so they're they're from the other the from rabia
all right is that clear now
adnan is from qaidar yeah and then benue
are the ansar and they're from kahlan who was the brother of himyar so
there are the dominant opinion
and so the prophet has ahwad from the pakhan in banu najar for instance there are
pani's anything else
oh all right
the story of life yeah we went we went uh he gave a better well he
related to abdullah i was amazed that he remembered stuff i didn't remember
we spent a whole day working on the translating that dua and then when we when we finished we
were just going to go to the masjid to read it and we went we were with another person
and uh this bedouin he wasn't a bad one but he's pretty gruff
uh arab quraishi and uh and he uh you know he asked where we
were from and then he knew me from the tv program so he just he he said we had to come to
his house there was no way that we could leave without coming to the house and having
coffee and then he said no in fact i want you to have dinner sleep over have breakfast and then you
can go you're free and we were like we can't we have to get back we have things to do and we hadn't
read the duan we didn't want to we came here to read the duan that that could cause problems
so he just kept he would not stop
and the ones people was whether he was getting so constricted and he's like
really upset and you know just like get out of here leave us alone you know
because he was following us we'd we so finally got in the car we drove away we came back we're looking around
afraid he was gonna show up but you know the the one the president willie said we should
make duane the two mountains and i you know i
i just said it's just so amazing it's like like we we didn't have any patience with
with a man who all he wanted to do was like honor us and the prophetalize him came here and the people were like
throwing rocks at him and doing all those horrible things and what patience he showed them it's
just it's just amazing humans you know the uh he was just being generous and he
and he bothered us to the point where we were really upset and the prophet i said they they were so
cruel and and uh horrible and yet he was praying for them
and had no rancor in his heart it was just a lesson about that for us
so is one considered from al-bait if they're just related from the maternal side also of someone's name someone from
al-beto they consider to be al-bait are there are there special responsibilities for al-bait
the maternal side is not technically you know there's a strange paradox
because on the one hand it's matrilineal in that all of al bait goes through fatima
on the other hand after fatima it's patrilineal so um there is a hilar
about about that but the dominant opinion is that the the al-bait and the reason that it's
important is because of zakat but there's no doubt that if somebody's maternal side is
from the asharaf that they have that shut off i mean there's no doubt about that but they're not sharif in that they can't
take they can take zakat so it's different so the alibaba i mean
obviously the albeit have a responsibility there's no doubt about that
everybody has a responsibility but the albeit what tends to happen with the albeit is
that if they do not really have a strong bend
towards the dean they get a lot of tribulations and even when they have the
bend they get a lot of tribulations the the prophet saw is
you know sort of uh
that the divine and eternal will is uh there's a ta'alok
is an attribute when it associates with something in the world um
so that allah wants to purify that debate so that that's going to happen so people that have shut off often have
a lot of tribulations that other people don't have um you see that in their families and
things like that and you know dunya is i mean people want things to be
everything to be happy in the world the world is not it's what sheikh abdullah was saying the other day this is not a happy place it
wasn't designed to be a happy place if you're happy in it consider yourself incredibly fortunate
but the best thing to do is to be happy in spite of it because your happiness should be with with allah
you know the the saeed man i mean if if you're if you're happy with
god then nothing can get you down or depress you or do those things but
it's a place of tribulation abu fateh fahani wrote a book called
which is all just about the massacres of the albeit i mean if you read history you can't
believe what was done to them it's just hard to fathom it's hard to understand how people could have done that to the
family of the prophet who believed in islam but it was all political it was all out of fear that
that and they also had a shabia with the people because the iman was so strong and these people
were they were you know they were direct i mean even like today if you meet
somebody who's you know like three
generations ago he's the grandson of george bernard shaw or something you're kind of it's interesting like you
know aisha gray henry who's a friend of mine you know her her direct
i think it's her eighth grandfather is patrick henry you know and to me that's like wow
patrick henry because patrick henry to me is an amazing person like somebody that
americans who know american history uh you know he's one of the great heroes of
the uh he really started the revolution i mean in all fairness to him so uh so if
you know if people get excited about somebody being related to somebody great think about how these people felt about
people that were three or four generations from the prophet salla islam like idris or abdullah
or muhammad zakiyah i mean these were people that and they were beautiful people they were eloquent people they were very well
educated they knew the dean and they were pious people so the
the people gathered around them that i mean habib and jeffrey is a good example of that he has a shabia that's amazing i mean i was with
him we were in in san jose in the airport the true story there were several people
with us bassador dayani and some other people and there was some mexican people you
know who knows illegals or but but they couldn't speak english but they were sweeping you know working
in the airport sweeping and we came in habib ali we were taking them to the plane
and they saw habib ali and they literally like these three mexicans just like and they put down their thing
and they came and they kneeled i swear to god i saw this with my own eyes they kneeled and went down on their
knees and said uh
nosotros you know could could he please pray for us
i saw that with my own eyes so that's the power of that debate you know
i mean that's just something from god i you know i you can't make things like that up
and that's what would happen they would go to indonesia and all those people would come and just say you know pray for us
i mean that's what happened that's how they spread the religion in all those places muriadris went to morocco and all these
berbers just gathered around him and and wanted to
do whatever he wanted them to do so the albeit and still do not all of them and their
people but the righteous ones the pious ones they they have a power
there's no doubt about that i mean we're not shia i mean i'm not maybe some of you are but i'm not yet um
you know the the shia have a you know they have another view
altogether uh of of the al-bait but
the truth lies somewhere between the two like the the sunnah with the exception of the
mahariba and the and the yemenis there's some jaffa often i mean that's probably not fair the
sudanese or the egyptians but but you'll find there's there's often not the same type of consideration
that people have for the debate like in morocco i mean the al bait have abused it also because
a lot of people don't even want to hear it because unfortunately some of the albeit used that as as a
means of gaining the the goodness of other people but they were poor their circumstances
so there was abuse of that power as well because again they're human beings they're human beings they have good and
they have bad but siri ahmed zarok said that your attitude towards them should be your attitude towards the children of
your teacher that sometimes you have to scold them and but you do it out of love you don't
do it out of hatred or contempt so i mean the family you know
there's blessings and i've seen blessings in my own life from the family like a lot of people that that have helped me and you
know have been from the family of the prophet's lives and they're a great blessing they're a blessing in the community and
people that have that lineage they should be honored you know it's a good thing to do our religion is is egalitarian
it's but we do recognize that one thing it's kind of like the you know in the in the yin yang it's
that little the in the black side there's a little white dot it's kind of like that's a little white dot in the egalitarianism
of islam it's like the aristocracy of the albate that we do acknowledge that
that that uh lineage there and even in the shaft you might have it's not that mataki but in the shaft you might have
uh it it is a right of the the sharif to not accept a marriage from
a non-sharifian family for that reason that they're they're not for them they're not um but that's not
male exposition but it is the shavi position and and it's a position i mean that's that's
uh you know that's lineage is is important
to uh to some people in america it's kind of hard for us because we
we come from a culture that really tried to destroy that concept from europe of aristocracy
and and and many of our founding fathers were they were they came from very
humble background people like thomas paine i mean he was a he was a corset maker and uh
john adams was you know a cobbler's son i think or carpenter farmer so you know for
americans that's but the british understand that concept
of you

Qurrat 5

the next section is the chapter concerning the the death of
the prophet salallahu's father and his wet nurses
is a wet nurse they're also called mordec for people that are studying arabic
generally if it's an unambiguous substantive in other words if the noun is clearly
male or female then the arabs don't need to indicate that uh it's a female so they'll just
use the male generally the male form which shows you that it's not a male form it's just a
way of characterizing it so you don't say morde because only a woman does wet nursing
you say mordec or you say hamil for a pregnant woman you don't say hamilah
or same like that so abdullah
so he says abdullah died while the prophet saws was in europe so the
prophet was still in his mother's womb when abdullah died and he died he got a fever
he actually they had a very short honeymoon and then he went to on a trip
and died uh from his fever
and what honor the clan of who they'll obtained
as a result of their daughter the idea so banusad is really very close to here and there's
still saudi people there's benusadar here we were just our driver last night was
from ben assad so there's still the tribes are here and
that tribe will be honored as long as there's muslims because and he said you know i'm from
halim sadia's tribe like he knows that that's his ancestor's tribe so that's exactly
what he's saying here how much honor what honor the clan of judea had because they had this wet nurse and
the story uh that it's worth telling there was a drought
in the uh in this region and it was a very difficult year the the
banu were bedouin and the bedouin were noted
first of all for their language so they had a very high language it was very pure arabic and also
the number of words that they used was greater than the words that they used in the city
what you'll note if you when you get into arabic if you ever see the the desert arabs when they
relate hadees they're very different from the other hadith they're actually very complicated halima sadia's hadith
you need a dictionary when if you look at the hadith that she relates she uses
words that are just not commonly used but that was their language so the the quraysh who were the
law they were the people of god they were they had a special ontological status so to speak amongst
the arabs they had a special they saw them as a special type of people that they were not like other
people and they they had leadership responsibilities so they would the aristocrats amongst them would
send their children to be with the desert arabs in order for them for two reasons they believed that the
air was better than in the cities that it was healthier air they thought that it was good for the
young children to so it was a spartan type belief like in greece the idea of
raising your children in spartan environments so that they would have very strong uh what we would
say today immune systems and then and then also to learn this pure arabic so the prophesied
when he was born they had a it was almost like a sook and the
bedouin women would come in and the the quraysh women would have sit with their babies and the
bedouin women would come and make a deal which one of the things you have to marvel is at this trust
the the level of trust in the society so you can imagine because of the tribal conditions
if people gave their word it shows you the arabs how extraordinary the word was amongst the arabs because they're
handing over their baby to a complete stranger but they're not
complete strangers in that they know what tribe they're from and the and the tribes were were people that
understood the responsibility of each tribal member so the the arab said
you know we'd rather go to hell than bring shame on our tribe and that was a very very strong uh arab
perspective so the trust was immense but i uh the the amina zuria was
at this point from she was in the hashemite clan even though she's a heria but she she was because her her
son is a hashemite from abdullah but they were they were on hard times and he was considered yatim
because if they lost the father then the the the major caregiver
this was the the arab system that that men were the caretakers of women
and so the if the loss of the father was a major
event now obviously you have the uncle uh who takes those responsibilities the
grandfather in the case of the prophet at this time but when the wet nurses came in they saw and
they knew because it was like a gossip thing they knew who was who and which family was going to oh
you know that's a mazumi baby a lot of money there so that was the kind of they were hoping
to get benefits from the children well halima relates the hadith and says
that all the babies got taken except for the the prophet saw israel and
she said to her she could didn't find a baby that day and she said to uh abu khabib her fa her husband
let's i don't want to go back to the desert without any body so let's go back and take that
orphan and so she went back and and what's interesting
on the way her donkey was really wasted it was a it was a female donkey attend
and it was very weak and she was the last in the uh
in the uh with the women were riding the donkeys and she was she was the last because her donkey was so slow
and uh so she goes and she said she comes and she said the prophesizer was was sleeping on a green blanket and and
she could hear his his snoring she said and she she took she made the deal with
amina and she took the the baby and she said that right when she took the baby she could feel
the milk in her breasts
you know she could feel the milk in her breast began to to flow
and because she had another child she said the prophet salisin would only take from one breast
so so then she when she gets on her donkey
to go back suddenly the donkeys got all this energy
and she said it was riding ahead of all the other donkeys
and she said the other women said halima did you get a new donkey in mecca
she said no and they said what happened to your donkey where you know where'd it get all that energy but
that's the reality of the prophet sam is that everything was aware of i mean even the stones
some of the sahaba had the unveilings and they heard the stones greeting him so these are these are real events that
real human beings that happen to people but she when she gets back that night
when he he went when abu kupsha went out to milk the uh the sheep all utters were full
and uh he brings any and he's they said it was the first time that they'd been went to bed full for a long time
and she's and he said to her he said you've brought a nesama mubaraka
and this is a blessed soul you've brought into our house so they connected they could see the connection between
what was happening and and then when they would send the the animals to
graze in the uh despite the drought they would
come back with their utters full and so the other sadies would say
to their shepherds go follow the the animals of uh abu khabs you know to see where
they're but it wasn't about the physical it was about the barakah and that's the
secret of barakah because baraka is where a little uh of something that
has a little bit of barakah has the same result of something that had that there's a lot
of a little with barakah is better than a lot without barakah so you can eat a little bit of food if it
has barakah you feel satiated and you'll get more nutrition from the food
whereas food that doesn't have buttaka you can eat a lot of it and you don't feel satiated
and it doesn't have the same effect on the body
so uh
um how many clear signs did halima see from
him among them was the excessive flow of her sheep's milk but also her own breast milk
and the noblest of humanity's chest was split when his age reached two years and two months he was playing and uh and
his so this would be he would be walking and probably talking uh
i mean some children precocious children start talking by that age they're talking but he would
he would definitely have been walking so he was playing with his brothers and sisters in the and they
two angels appeared and they fled and they the angels
took and split his his chest in the riwaya and and opened it and took
the the heart and and put it in a atas which is like a bowl that had ice
in it and then they poured over it zemzim now to me what's very very
amazing about that hadith is that if anybody's ever seen open heart surgery one of the things
that they do is they put the heart that a transplant they keep the heart on ice
because the ice slows down the metabolic rate of the heart so and then they pour
over what they call a cryonic solution which is a very cold water that has
a lot of potassium and sodium in it to the electrolytes that are needed for
the anabolic catabolic exchange going on so the the description
is very similar to the description of a modern day heart surgery
and sahaba said that if you look closely on the prophet's chest you could see a very fine line
up his chest from when his chest was split now if you've ever seen
people that have had heart surgery they have that scar from the splitting of so this is something the sahaba themselves
witnessed and it's you know now
open heart surgery is a common thing but in these times to hear that the idea of having the chest split and the heart taken out
and that operation occurring is just something really quite extraordinary
and it was also split at the outset of his prophetic mission he had his heart
washed three times and then before the israel according to and
his all of the prophets had their hearts washed and and the bowl that was used
was the same bowl and it was actually the bowl according to some narrations it was in the taboot
of the jews in the ark of the covenant that they had the bowl in there with the staff of moses and
some of the other relics from the prophets and then he says uh will come to everton
[Music] how many blessings the gained after
becoming a wetness as did baraka so these were the women that were in the that that were and thueba was the one
that was freed for giving the good news
was his nanny and then after the death of his mother he entered the guardianship of his grandfather
so his mother died and left him when he was just four years old and his grandfather when he was eight so
you should know this [Music]
and he then traveled with his uncle to syria after that he and after he had entered his 13th year now
this also is something to think about that he's a 13 year old boy and he's going on
a commercial trip with his grandfather he was the one that wanted to go with his grandfather with his uncle initially
his uncle did not want to take him his uncle loved him and his uncle used to sit even had a place at the kaaba nobody
could sit on it was like this special place because he was sad of the quraish but whenever the prophet
came he would let him play there and he and he was amused by it and and he used to say
in allah he is going to be something great so his grandfather recognized that and
abu tadib also loved him immensely so he took him on this trip
and as as you know a lot of you uh are familiar very familiar with these stories um
but when he went that there's a tree that's still there it's a stunning tree if you've ever seen it
a picture of it it's just it's an amazing tree it extends out so far the shade
but the tree that he uh uh the the the tree that he was under did
when he went on his commercial trip and sat under that tree that the nastor
the historian monk that saw him on this trip uh they came to bosara which is
on the border of syria and arabia and bahira or bahera both
riwayat are there bahira or bohera bohera was the monk he was a
probably an historian monk and he was there in a he had a a there
like a little monastery and when he saw
the prophet saw i salam he recognized certain signs the tree
the the uh the the the cloud that shaded him and he uh he knew that there was a
prophet coming and he asked he he he he made a banquet and he
invited all of these quraish and that was the first time they used to stop there because it was a place on the road to
syria that they would stop so they knew he was there but he never paid them any attention before that so this time he asked them
all to come and so they came
and when they came [Music] they had left the prophet sam because he
was the youngest to take care of the animals with some of the servants and uh but i said where's
everybody's not here and they said well we left one boy out and he said i want everybody so they brought him
and then bahera looked at the prophet saw i saw him and he said who's the father and abu
tadi said i'm the father and he said his father shouldn't be alive he said well i'm the uncle and this is a proof
that the uncle and the father is the same in the arabic language so
when arabs say abu it can mean amahu and that's why in when jacob is told
that your father's ibrahim and isma'il even though isma is not his father it's
his uncle but he's still called his father in the quran so and also ibrahim
when he tells his father who's an idolater it's actually azar was a his uncle it wasn't his blood father
because his father was a moahed so he says he says to him
you know i swear by latinos and he said
uh those are the most odious names to me and
and because the prophet did not like the idols from the time he could under comprehend and
so bahira asks him some questions and then
he asked to see his back and he looks on his back and on the back between his two shoulder
blades was the seal and the seal they were raised flesh it was a raised flesh in a circle
and it was a reddish and and that was the seal of the that was mentioned in the earlier books
so he knew who he was and he told abu tadib don't take him into
uh don't take him into uh into palestine because he's worried
about some of the the jews there that would know who he
was and this was a time of immense animosity between jews and christians so
you should know that the the treatment of the jews under the christians was incredibly
harsh they were not allowed to go into jerusalem um and they were extremely oppressed
minority so the animosity between these two groups was immense the the uh so he tells the uh
them that and and the prophet's ism actually goes back he did not go past busara he goes back
and then he says
his uncle sent him back out of fear of the hood some being devious and disbelieving folk
he later returned to syria with may sarah all the while in the in the bounty of the merciful so may sarah who was the
the servant of khadija when he became her agent commercial agent and she go he
goes with me
the angel shaded him during the trip from the worst of the heat at midday way the mecca
when he returned to mecca at the outset of his 26th year he entered into marriage now the prophet saws he actually tried
to marry a woman before that but could not because of his
financial situation but khadija min
he married lady khadija after 40 years of her life had passed by it was around 40 years she might have
been slightly younger than that in her late 30s
the best of women all of them he resided she resided with him for 24 years
and all of his children he was granted from her except for one with certainty so that's only one of his children was
not from her ibrahim from maria [Music]
when when he's when he asks for khadija's hand she actually asked for his hand
she was she uh when when mae sara took him on this trip it was she had never made as much money as she
had when he was her commercial agent again this barakah of the prophet saw i sent him so she he
comes back and then mae sara tells her stories about what happened like that he saw the cloud covering
khadija was also aware her uh her cousin waraka binofel was
a somebody who had knowledge of the prophetic signs he knew the the old and new testament
and and they their the hanif people knew that there was a prophet expected the ansar knew that there was a prophet
expected so she actually thought that that he he might be that that one
so but she asked to marry him she was very wealthy she'd been married twice before one died and
one of the marriages was not a good marriage but she had been married twice before she married the prophet salallahu saddam
when she was around 40 and he was 25 26 years of age which
is very interesting because one of the one of the things that happens in marriage uh generally when
usually men marry women that are younger than they are and this is kind of the general thing in
the arab world it's not so much in the west in the west because of a lot of people get meet
their space mates in in school so they they a lot of times
that they you'll find people that are close similar age maybe a couple of years difference but in the arab world
and generally in the pre-modern world women tended to be 10 to 15 years younger than the men in
fact we were asking this bedouin man who was with us
yesterday if he was married i was and he said no and we said are you going
to get married and he said well i have a philosophy about that and we said like what's that he said i'm going to marry when i'm 30
and i'm going to marry the girl when she's around 15 or 16. and we said
why why is that and he said because when a man's around 42 he needs renewal
and and he said if i marry her she'll be when i'm 42 she'll be at the
height of her youth so i won't need renewal from somewhere
else so that was his but that's very consistent with this kind of pre-modern
uh view of things that the men would tend to marry women that were younger than they were so he had it all worked
out this guy yesterday yeah and then we said
so do you already have the oh yeah he said and he said abdullah said so is she happy about this
miranda so
so the but one of the interesting things about this is that when a woman is when a woman
reaches probably around 30 something happens a little early sometimes a little later but generally a woman begins
in the first years of the marriage and this is for the shabab here so i'm giving you some good
advice in the first years of marriage she will often be a lot more tractable than she is later
on and what i mean by that is that she'll tend to not disagree with you she'll
tend to but as she gets older and feels more comfortable in herself
she becomes more self-assertive now what happens to a lot of men is that when they see that they get very threatened by that and
then that's when some real conflicts can start now sometimes if a woman has that strong type of personality that can
happen right at the outset and there's there's problems at the outset because the men aren't expecting that
but the uh the prophesizing because he had already a mature woman who was
fully in her uh she she was not that lady khadijah was
was a very strong lady she was a independently wealthy woman she'd hired men she'd fired men
she had been married before so she knew what to expect from men so when the
prophet comes in he's really the young one he's the one that has no experience
and that's why her her nurturing these the the nurturing of khadija for the prophesizing is very important
now when you see the prophet saw isaiah get married to aisha who's very young
what you see from aisha is almost immediately she's coming into her own and that's because the prophesized
sim he did not in any way suppress that aspect of the women that he was with he
actually encouraged that for them to be independent for them to have their own opinions for them to challenge the opinions of
the men they were with which is very unusual and that's why the the
aisha disagrees with the prophet i mean and you have to you know imagine i mean this is the
prophet of god rasulullah she she believes in that her father is
the number one follower of the prophet and yet you can see how forthright she is in that and we
have so many intimate details of of how he interacted with her so
he married her when she was uh at that mature age and then stayed with her until she
was into her 60s so and she was also a very beautiful woman
she was noted for her beauty uh she
now at 35 the quraysh rebuilt the house and there was a snake when
they decided to build it there was a snake that used to come out every morning it was a huge snake and it hissed and it scared
and they they they had superstition they were superstitious and they saw that as a sign from god
that maybe this isn't a good idea to mess with god's house and then one
morning they went and the snake came out and it was hissing and an eagle came
down and just took it in its talons and flew off with it and and they said
alhamdulillah that this is a sign that god's pleased with what we're doing
so they rebuilt the house but they did not have enough money because they made a condition that no
money from a prostitute or from usury could be used to build the house
and so because of that the donations the fundraising didn't go as well as planned and they were unable
so they built the the uh the the uh
out and that's what the shadow one is so when you make tawaf that that marble roham that's there that
comes out that's the original house and that means that when you go up against the kaaba
you're actually inside the ka'ba so when you're up against the kaaba you're inside the
kaaba because the wall of the kaaba is at is actually at that chaterwan where it
comes out so you go in you're actually inside god's house so anybody that goes up against the cop is actually
inside that you don't need to physically go in although it's quite an extraordinary experience for those who have had it to go inside
the house but the the uh and also inside the hijab ismail is in the house you're
inside the kaaba now the uh and it's important for people should
know this but when you make tawaf you shouldn't go in that shadow one because if you go in you're not making
tawaf it actually breaks the shelt so you have to uh
you have to um to stay away from that when you make a lot of people don't know that and they'll actually put
their hand on the kaaba as they're making tho off so that's an invalid toward
so when he when he did this the uh when they did this they the only
thing that remained was the hajjar al-aswad to the cornerstone to put it back in
and they started arguing and they almost literally went to blows about this because each tribe
thought each clan thought we should be able to do it so bennu zoom said no it's ours to do abdul dar
said no it's ours to do each group was saying it's it's our honor
so they said what should we do and and and they decided that they would
that they would judge the first person that came through
would be the one that would decide for them so they were sitting they were waiting and the prophet saws and was the first
one to walk in and then they all said but i mean you know we're all content with the el amin because he was noted to
be trustworthy so the prophet put the
the uh the blanket out put the stone on the blanket had all of them pick up the stone which is an amazing
hikmah the wisdom of the prophet is obviously clearly manifested in this story
picks up and then they bring it up and he is the one that placed the stone sallallahu alaihi was said so
then he says
the beginning of his mission is at 40. now before when in his late 30s he began to see the
also gave me i i this i didn't bring it specifically
for this but because i had something written on the back but sheikh had his one of his sons look up the thing
about abraham lincoln and he actually did have a dream three days before he was assassinated that he
was going to be killed assassinated at a theater and that and his one of his close friends actually
there were several witnesses him telling this dream so the sheikh used that example he was
surprised that neither i nor dr abdulhadi knew our history as well as
we should have i said
so he began to have these dreams and that's the beginning of the prophetic experience his dreams
and and he would have these dreams their very clear dreams and then at 40 it was his want to go
up to mount the jabanur which is there the
the cave and this is actually something that his ancestors did also
it wasn't just the prophesied sin but this was a it was actually a retreat for his his fathers
so it was a place where his fathers went also for those of you have been up there it's
quite a small cave you can actually historically not anymore because of the buildings but you
could see the kaaba from inside the cave so the in the in the books of sierra they
say well kenny that he used to do tehennuth to hennath
in arabic al hind which is in surat al hindim which is
one of the meanings of it is tequila or tejennuk to avoid something like tahajjud
is to avoid hujud which is sleep so tahannath is to avoid hinth so it was a place where he was
able to go to empty out himself from the
the shirk that was around him and he was doing uh obviously meditate like what we would
call meditation today he was there uh to do uh his prayers
and during that period at the age of 40 he jibril added comes to him now
when he comes he's in ramadan he comes to him and the first thing that jubilee does
is he squeezes him three times he squeezes him
until he thought that it was going to break his uh his ribs and he squeezes him
three times so hard that it was almost unbearable and then and some of the
uh the people of ishara said that this was the last emptying out to prepare
his his uh it was like a spiritual emptying out this is what they call in the in in the muslim they call it the
uh the uh which the you know the the three stages on
on a path to god are tahlia tahlia and tajliyah which is
tahlia is the emptying out tahalia is the adornment so emptying out of everything other than allah
and then adornment with the qualities uh that god the these these uh qualities
that god wants human beings to be adorned with and then tesla is where the meanings become begin to be revealed to the
person so the prophet salallahu was had this experience and then
is is the first and some say yeah yeah there's but the anak is the most
famous one mentioned so the prophet saws at that point when he has this experience he goes out now
he saw jibril on fill all the horizon so you can imagine the shock he was
literally in shock and he almost literally goes over the hill
the the it's quite steep up there if you've ever climbed up there it took us a few hours to get up it's
it's quite a quite a hall and but he goes down rushes down he literally crawls into aisha he's shaking so he's
in he's in trauma i mean anybody any trauma physician knows when you read that story because i
worked in a trauma unit when you read that story he is in trauma now one of the things that the
first things that you're supposed to do with a trauma person is you're supposed to wrap them up because you need to
bring the heat back into the body and so what's so amazing to me about about that
story is that he is present enough because in when people are in trauma
they're completely absent i mean i saw men diet mina he fell from the the
from the uh the top uh where the gemarat were between he was trying to cross over and
he fell down and landed right in front of us sudanese man and uh i was with a physician
and he immediately got up and we we were telling him sit down
and he said no i'm fine you know he said i'm fine he said no no
sit down and then boom he just dropped dead so when people are in trauma they just they don't know it and but
he was president enough to say zamiruni zambiluni wrap me up i mean that is just such an amazing
testimony to his state now for those of you who have a christian background especially from
orthodox or catholic tradition um which are the best ones by the way
the uh the uh in in christianity they have what's called
the law of discernment in the law of discernment
is the it is the way in which you tell whether an experience is demonic by
nature or angelic or divine because people have spiritual experiences
in the law of discernment in in the catholic and orthodox tradition the single most important thing is that
initially in a true religious experience of an angel there is a a very profound
constriction of the soul that is followed by an expansion in a
demonic experience is exactly the opposite that they have an expansion that's
followed by a contraction and that the description of the prophet
is consistent with the law of discernment in the i mean you can google this if you're interested in it because
it's important to note that because by the christian criterion for a an angelic experience
our description of what happened to the prophet sam is consistent with their knowledge of whether or not we can
discern this being a a truly supernatural experience from
the divine or a supernatural experience from the demonic realm so he had this immense contraction
and he was worried and this is the according to the law of discernment that is the concern
because truly spiritual people feel unworthy
whereas somebody who whose ego is still present when they have an experience they feel
yeah exactly this of course you know i'm such a special
person this this so they see it as whereas he was worried this was a jinn
or or something that wasn't right now what does khadijah say to him this is amazing about her
one thing that she does is she takes off her head scarf and she and then she asks do you still
see it and he said no and then she puts her head scarf on and then she could see it that is also a proof one that that she
understood the nate because the angels when when there is
anything sexual out of adeb they they move and the unveiling of a woman is
is is part of the sexual uh which i mean this you know when when
people take off their clothes when they disrobe they disrobe to go to sleep or to be intimate and so because of that
the angels left and then she put it back and then came back so that's another law of
discernment she's discerning what type of being is this is it a being
that has modesty or is it an immodest being so she she she also it's quite extraordinary
her knowledge of that and then she uh she says to the prophet elijah saddam
you your lord would never forsake you why because you help the needy you
feed the hungry you take care of the orphans you you you uh take care of the widows
you remove the burdens from people all acts of social uh charity
it's just amazing like she sees no you're one of the good people you're not
one of the bad people you know you're somebody out there you're not an egocentric person you are
somebody that is is living for other people not for yourself and those type of people god does not
forsake that's what she's recognizing about the prophet so here's the woman telling her man
believe in yourself because i know who you are you need to know who you are
because he's he doesn't know yet and then she says for more confirmation
let's go to my cousin waraka because he knows about these things we don't know about these things
so they go to waraqah when they get to waraqah he immediately recognizes it and he says
this is the namus which is from the greek nomos the logos
the law the namus is the the law the the sharia it's it's the revelation of a
of a rasool not of a nibi it's not the name is what comes with the the sharia so the
nomos or the law and he says this is what came to moses
now that's important also because moses the the if you look in the old
testament god says that he will send a prophet like unto moses and this is the last prophet
who's like moses now jesus was not like moses jesus was was was not in a leadership position
he did not bring a new sharia he said i didn't come to abolish the law i came to
confirm the law whereas the prophet isaiah came with a new sharia
so these were this is what was happening at this point in the prophet salallahu
and he arose so he began to call people to taheed
he was supported by god with miracles
that it's impossible to
to really enumerate them they were like rain
they were like the sun in its brilliance and height coupled with radiant beauty
despite all of that the evil doers laid down sanctions against him as the sound historical accounts have
informed us
he was capable of wreaking havoc upon them had he wished instead he generally gave them generously gave them respite so the
prophet salallahu when when he came with this message he
was given all of these um all of these proofs it was very clear
despite that quraysh were very upset they'd seen him grow up amongst them they'd seen him as
a child he was from a poor family uh before that he was not particularly
a distinguished amongst them other than for his honesty he wasn't
eloquent he did not give speeches he he he wasn't a poet he wasn't
he wasn't wealthy his money actually came from marriage he married into wealth so for all
intents and purposes they did not see him as somebody likely to be
of any significance amongst them and so it was quite troubling to them when he
when he began to call them to the tohit and then there are many stories you have
dr ling's book i would love to go into them because they're really they are amazing but because we have so
much material to get through i i think i'm going to just stick to the text from now on
because it's going to take us a while to get through this and this is a really wonderful text for people
um to uh [Music] to learn um if i if i have
time i'm gonna try to actually put the english into a verse form meter put it into a metered form
so the kids can memorize it and things are there any questions about anything
mona uh-huh
it just didn't work out yeah she
divorced you know there's prob there might be laugh about that but
uh because there are shilaf about a lot of that before the beth even after
what's that
he didn't really say he was a prophet he just told him uh you know that he would this man has a
you know he has a divine yeah i mean in essence he did tell him that
but the prophet saw i said um yeah i don't think he was aware at that
time there's no indication that he was aware at that time
well no because some of them did not they knew that's that there was somebody coming
that would remove their position because they had a special status
and the prophet sam is who he's the nibiru he's the he's the abrahamic prophet that
universalizes the covenant because they rejected jesus and the the followers of jesus go out
and universalize the covenant with gentiles but they never accepted that
so they never accepted jesus and and they didn't accept the prophet saw he said him because
he wasn't a jew and that's very clear and the jews that accepted him
actually talk about that and mention that that there was envy and that they did not accept him for
that reason so even what's interesting is some of the jews accepted him
and the dominant opinion you can read in kohler's book
who was a rabbi in boston he wrote a book called jewish theology and he has a chapter on islam and he
says in there that islam is actually a divine divinely ordained
religion and he said that is the opinion of the medieval rabbis
but they believed that the prophet was a fulfillment of a verse in in zechariah where
the the the waters of the torah would flow unto the gentiles
and and they the some of the jewish rabbis saw the prophet
as a precursor to the messiah that he was preparing the world for tawheed for
monotheism and they also considered to a certain degree the christians doing that but they did not consider them
to be they only said to the degree with which they take their religion from judaism
but they reject the the trinity the jews have the same attitude towards the trinity that the muslims do that i mean they
believe that it's a anathema and that it's against uh so they they don't consider them to
be teaching monotheism correctly whereas the jews believe that we are noah
people the the muslims are noahides which is it's nice because
in judaism they believe that muslims are saved they don't believe muslims are are
pagans or idolaters because we're following the noahidic laws the nohitic laws are seven out of the ten
commandments and we follow those and so they believe that worse worse in a sound tradition but they say
that he's nabil um he's not a jewish prophet and that is why in our books about
that that's mentioned specifically that they're not they're cat they're still cafe if they
say he's a prophet but not to us because that is the position of some of
the jews that the prophet saw is him as a prophet but not to the jews and then many jews became muslim
historically and they still become muslim which is why it's important to recognize that when the oftentimes in our books it
makes blanket statements about the jews you have to be very careful because the arabs first of all have a
rhetorical device which they call it to use
the a universal for a particular to use
to say everybody when you mean somebody like in the quran it says
him the jews say that god's hand is bound may god bound their hands if you read in
the tafsir jose al-qaeda said the jews don't say that only one jew said that
when the prophet was asking for money one of the jews in medina said oh is god's hand bound he was making fun
the jew that to the to a devout jew that's blasphemy to say that so unfortunately a lot of muslim arabs
read these things and they think you know oh that's just the jews no they're devout jews they have the same
types of laws that we have about talking about god and things like that so it's important not to you just have to
be careful reading this literature the pre-modern literature
there's no i've tried to look for it there's no real descriptions of what he was doing
up there but the hunafa definitely had practices
that they did mm-hmm
well we don't we we don't have a doctrine of original sin in the christian sense of the word but
we do have an understanding that there is a seed in the heart of man that's
black the prophet sallallahu alaihi sydney said every human being has a black dot
in their heart that is open to evil and to the degree with which people
engage in evil that it grows it's like a seed and so it grows until the entire heart
becomes black so we do believe that there is an original spot
of sin potential we just don't believe that we inherited the sin
of anybody no soul bears the sin of a previous soul
so we don't bear this and we also believe adam was given toba god forgave his sins but we do believe
that sins are visited upon people from their ancestors that the effects of
sin are visited upon people which is not to say those people are responsible but they get the results of
the sin just like if your father not your father but somebody's father
was a thief of great notoriety well you're just stuck with that i mean
you can go change your name and hide everything but people inherit their their that's why if
you're from a good family it's a great blessing and you should be even more grateful to
your parents that they if they're good people but if you come from a family that has uh bad people
you get you you uh you get affected by that and in the same way people are affected by the sins of their
ancestors no doubt about that some people in the in the back go ahead
well the hajjar was a stone that came from heaven it was you know aloha maybe a meteorite but i
mean it's it's it is a meteorite i mean they've analyzed it and it's
it's not from the earth and according to the narration it it it came down to
uh the jeb uh base which is where the king's palace is now and it
had a light that spread out and that light is where the hadood of the haram
where that light reached is where the haram's hadood are according to one narration so
the um it was put into the house when ibrahim built the house
he put the the stone in the house and according to the the hadith that the sins of people uh
took the light out so it became black from the sins of people the stone i mean
it's a good point because the arabs were worshiping stones and that's why omar went past
the stone and he said wallahi i know you don't harm or benefit and had
i not seen the prophet kiss you i would have not kissed you so he was letting people know now
ali when he heard that he said no it harms and it benefits so each is
speaking from a different tongue alma are speaking from the tongue of which is the reality not no nothing in
the world can harm or benefit say speaking from the tongue of sharia that
the azbab harm and benefit so you have to be aware of that so you respect the s
bab you don't drink poison you show deference to people in power
people of authority uh things like that for that reason so but the uh the um
the stone is also in the hadith that imam ahmed relates
it's the right hand of god on the earth and it was the sunnah of the ancient people to kiss the hand of
god and so god gave that stone for humans as a
uh as a metaphorical kissing the hand of god so it's it's like going to god's house
visiting god and then the the stone is symbolic of the
the uh the hand of god
[Music] there were a lot of miracles on the yeah
we're going to get to the hijra but there were a lot of miracles [Music]
mm-hmm he's definitely a muslim and the prophet saw i said said do not speak ill of
of him um he believed in the prophet elijah he died shortly thereafter which makes
sense because the the prophet's allied islam he because he had knowledge of
the the previous dispensations that could have been used as a some of
the quraysh said that a persian was teaching the prophet all of these stories so but he did die
shortly thereafter and he said he wished he could be with him when his people chased him out and he said
are my people going to chase me out he said no prophet has come with this except his people chased him out
no he definitely had like the splitting of the chest as a tahlia the
squeezing as a tahlia the tribulations he had all those things are part of that
process i mean it's just for him it's different from other people because he did not have the same types of
nafs you know he didn't have the lower kind of bestial impulses that other
people have his his heart was always uh very high but
the you know the the the the calm says uh
that's true that the the good actions of righteous people are the bad actions
of people in divine presence because everything's there's people that give
charity and it's a good deed but the neff still has a health
because the portion of to the to the degree with with which the ego has a portion in the
act the act is there's in the act and so the purer the act the
closer it is to god so the people that are closest to god their acts are the purest and that's why when they when they
increase in their knowledge and awareness of god they actually say astaghfirullah for their good deeds
and that's why absolutely such an important uh verse because the prophet was in a
good deed but there was a better deed to be done at the same time and he was doing the
good deed neglecting the better deed that's the wrong actions of the righteous of the people
in it it's their priority of good deed it's not it's not the deeds themselves
so allah rebuked him for not getting the priority right
he was more interested in getting the help of the wealthy who weren't
really that interested in the message than delivering the message to the poor
that wanted to hear the message and allah was telling him no these people are more
um you'll see that just i mean it's yeah do you you read that in some of the
syracuse he goes into some pretty amazing spiritual insights
into what's going on give you an example of uh of the raising
of the maqaamat of the prophet isaiah that ibn abhijamrah mentions ibn abijah says at the beginning of the
message he is going to guard to get away from all the distractions at
the end of the message he's praying with his beautiful 18 year old
wife on the bed in front of him and when he goes into sajdah he hits her
legs so that she can pull them up he said there's he's in a complete
state of presence to where even there's just no distraction
so that's that is a that you know that's an example that ibn abhijamra mentions about that
of taking off the headscarf
no no you can't in your house you're completely you know yeah you're completely it's
it's out of edem it's just out of edem to you you know that they're they're creatures of adap
which is why the angels when when when when a man and a wife are intimate the angels it's all out of
adeb that's all it's not that they're not present they're present they just
they remove themselves from that it's out of eddap the same with naked the prophet saw i said said don't walk in your houses naked
because there's you have there's creatures in your house there that that you should be aware and have
ed up with them also that doesn't mean you don't take a shower and do you know you have to do what you have to
do you know it's just being aware that there are unseen creatures uh-huh
it was first built by the angels accord yeah there's there's a lot it's the baitan is in the heavens
and the baithen is connected to the earth through the ka'ba so there there's a there's a connection
between the heavens and the earth that's why it's it's it's such an amazing place to be at
because it's it is the direct connection it's like a wormhole in in quantum mechanics it's one of
those amazing places where the dua
just goes straight up adam then built the kaaba
and then it's over time it uh it was destroyed and then it was rebuilt
by ibrahim and ismail did somebody over there
the message of tohi the akhida is the same the sharia changes so the akita is
always the same they teach about bath they teach about the yomo qiyama they teach the oneness
of god they teach about the prophets about revelation you know the six things that we believe in
they all teach those those basic things imam bilal
those things they teach but sharia differs there are many things in the previous
shariats that have been removed from us so we can eat things they couldn't eat
we can do things they couldn't do
well i think yeah no they're there there was a lot of animosity there's no doubt about that
you just have to be careful because the uh the prophet you know the prophet
he spoke well of some of the jews that were there that were honorable in their transactions with him um
you know they're not all the same the people of the book amongst them are people that recite the signs of god some of them
interpret that to mean that became muslim and others say no it means that amongst them are people
and we know that for people that live in the west we know there's good people that do read their bible and
and they do acts of charity and they condemn vice that they see i mean we i think
anybody that lives in the west knows that there's good people amongst them that do all those things that the quran describes
the quran also says you know amongst them are believers you know but
most of them have gone outside and and transgressed the limits that were set down for them
you don't have anything until you apply the torah and the injil so
very few people i mean kierkegaard a few hundred years ago complained that the problem with christianity is
that there was only one christian in all of christendom and and that was jesus you know so
it's a hard religion to follow christianity but uh
you know the jews the jews are you know they're a mixed bag like anybody but they have certain things that are
problematic there's no doubt they were given a lot of profits if you
look at israel today much of israel is atheistic
by their own uh by their own uh statistics i mean they do they do a
lot of social science and you can look it up so they're also there are many many uh
you know jews that have are very irreverent just the way they speak about religion
and i mean jewish comedy in the west introduced religious irreverence
there's no doubt about that so but do we make a blanket statement about all jews
no it's a dangerous thing to do and and and in the same way we don't want that done to us we should not do that to other
people because it's not recognizing that there every all people have good and bad
people the degrees to which they're good or bad that that's would be impossible to determine unless
you were god so yeah some people might have more bad people than good people and vice versa
but that's a very hard thing i mean it's impossible to determine so it's just better to look at people as mixed bags
that uh you know i mean shakespeare says we're a co-mingling of good and evil
you know which is very true and then the prophet saw i said i'm said that you know that that the shaitaan in the
shaytan that shaitaan evil flows in the blood of
every man in that's you know whether it's neural peptides or whatever that he's talking
about you know a low on him but there's definitely all of us have you know are struggling
with ourselves and and some people that struggle the darkness is more than the the light
and vice versa so um
well no a good is good so anything that you do that's good even if the ego is
involved in it it's better than doing something than nothing or than bad there's no
doubt about that and you know qualium said that is so precious that even if
you're sincere for a moment in your life it'll be enough for you
they were only commanded to worship god with us
you know the heavens and the earth were like stood up when they heard that knowing how difficult that is so
yeah that last question because i have to i actually have to go uh to to you you already go ahead um
no blackstone and rokulliamani don't go in that but the the uh that marble around the
hijrismael does so you shouldn't touch that either but the black stone don't or the the
manny neither of them break in validate because the prophet touched the uh both both of them
about medina just i would do you know it's good to do prayer on the prophet some on your way to medina and
and uh remember you know the haram we're not you're not in
kansas anymore you know it's like you're in the haram and they're big places to be and you
really the longer you're in them the the more forgetful you get uh
spend more than a few hours in either mecca or medina he just won't he comes in and he leaves
and i know a lot of the utima are like that because they the more you know
the scarier it gets the adab of those places and he meant so just try to be
in in the best state be in a state of zika don't do riba all those things are much worse
in the haram they are they're bad wherever you are but they're really bad in the haram please be
very very just respectful towards the the people
that are h

Qurrat 7

ng to go through this reasonably quick because i think shaykh abdullah ali
went through some with you and we've actually still got quite a ways to go i'd really like to get through this text if
i can um how many people memorize the uh the fathers
nobody oh
easy to do i taught the son of allah in 10 minutes little ahmed
it's easy to do they're good to know the prophet elijah also when you read seerah you'll know
who's who where they you know which father they unite in things like that it's it's
nice to know i mean some of the um they consider it mandu you know it's not like a wajib but it's wajib to know he's a hashemite
you have to know that it's a photo all right so the wives
now for an elucidation of the wives of the of the chosen prophet salallahu
so that's a he's uh giving a symbol for 11. so so the number of wives that are
agreed upon are eleven you're going to get a giraffe about this some will go 9
even even more and it's sometimes it's because the names the actual names of the wives
uh cross over uh
disagreement as to whether they are included among the wives or not so we will not mention them as for the
first wife lady khadija we have already made mention i have
who believed in the prophet before any other women and for that she rose in the ranks the ultimate say she's the first woman
to believe in the prophet saws abu bakr was the first man and admin was the first child because he
was seven at the time but khadija is really the first believer
after the prophet i mean the prophet himself is a believer you know so uh
i mean he actually used to say i'm meant to be like i believe in myself
which is important to to understand that that the prophet the prophet is getting revelation and
people can have experiences and doubt themselves which is initially what happened to him so but he
he he is the first of the believer so ladies
and then he says uh
he did not marry any other women besides her as long as she was alive so the prophet saws only had one wife
until khadijah al-ha salam
[Music] after her death he contracted the marriage with the daughter of the truth
one also soda and that you'll get khilaf in the syria literature did he marry soda first and then aisha
but soda he married her the the the contract was was done with
aisha but he did not she did not move into his house she was still uh very young there's about the age but
in er the hadith from aisha radhilanu says that she was six if you look in the in the uh the history
books and look at the year she died and how old she was there some of the udama say that she
she actually was probably 12 some say 15 but
and those are those are reports they're just considered weak which is why he's saying there that the um
you know that that means and this is what they think is the
soundest position so there are differences of opinion one of the things today obviously
because this is such a strange thing for modern people there there have been several papers and
even booklets written trying to uh prove those other opinions now those opinions like i
said are there that she was 12 that she was 15 uh when she married the prophet salla i said when the actual contract and then
15 when when it was consummated but
if you try to apply a modern template onto onto this period of time
you'll get a lot of problems because this was a different world and unless you recognize that
you will run into problems in the in the seerah the prophet sallallahu alaihi wasallam
was born into a very different world than we are living in now human nature doesn't change
but norms change norms the araf of people change
in our orf this would not be acceptable and this is a maserati it's it's a
a it's a question of it's not and this is why nobody found this strange even
when uh washington irving who wrote his book on the prophet the famous people who know washington
irving he wrote a book on the prophet sallallahu isaam and one of the one of the
he wrote the alhambra tales of the alhambra and he wrote rip van winkle people know him from that
but he wrote a life of the prophet muhammad sallallahu alaihi and in that life he mentions that he married aisha
and consummate the marriage at 9 and then he says but women of the desert are very precocious
so this is the eighteen thirties an american that does not use it as a means of
attacking the prophet so lice and because in 1830 america twelve-year-olds it was quite normal for
a girl of 12 or 13 to get married in in in america today there are states
and there's somebody from alabama here i'm not making any jokes about alabama but there are states where it's
permissible to marry uh a 13 year old a 12 year old
with consent you know adult consent but people used to get married when when the period
came a girl was biologically capable of having children now if we look also it's important to
note that aisha's is by no means an ordinary person
and she is one of the most extraordinary women that has ever lived anybody that does a study of her
life will conclude that not only was she a genius clearly i mean you know you can look at
a person it's very strange for people that study american history you have to ask how is it possible that all these men
were living at the same time you know john adams and thomas jefferson and and
alexander hamilton very unusual people to be living at the same time because we don't have that
so but if you look at the prophet sam the people around him and that he was given as companions
it's just it's beyond belief it's so extraordinary i mean it's not beyond belief i mean but
it is extraordinary and so the prophet saw i said his his his uh his marrying aisha
is uh very significant she transmits a third of the religion uh
according to uh you know in in she gives us so many messiahs she solved many of the problems
she was also a brilliant poet of poetry she knew all the jahadi poetry
and she was raised in the prophet zlatan's house so she she would have learned that in
the prophet sam's house she was an asaba she was a genealogist she knew the lineage of the arabs
she was also somebody who was very very independent
in her being she had her own opinions about things and she did not suffer fools lightly she
um she's just she's a stunning extraordinary woman in
human history and so you know this idea this attack on the prophet saw i sent him today is really quite it's
it's it's it's just an odious vile contemptible a smear of his
personality of his honor and none of us should be in any way shape or
form embarrassed by this but it needs to be understood within the context of the time the place
and the people now i asked the chief rabbi of one of the chief rabbis of israel
um i at a conference i was at in europe i asked him in the torah
in the talmud which is their kind of book of narrations and phil and they have all their messiah in there
and i asked him what what is the youngest that you can marry a a child you know for an adult to marry
and he said there's difference of opinion they're like us three rabbis four opinions um
and and he uh he's and we have that too three imams four opinions because a lot
of imams will have two opinions on something especially um he has a lot of
messiah where they don't know the targia they'll have two opinions so they'll literally narrate them as two opinions
so he he told me he said six is is is generally the earliest and then
and then i said uh and what about consummation he said nine and then i said well what do they do now
he said well most rabbis they'd have to be at least 13 before they would
do the marriage so again it's all so if you're looking at the jewish tradition itself they have the same laws in their
tradition and they know that this is a pre-modern norm so even though the modern society
i would not personally be happy for anybody in the west to marry a girl that was
under 15 you know i don't i don't think it would be
appropriate in our environment or conditions but it you know there are girls now
in america that are 12 13 having children
and they're having sex at you know 10 now so the the you know these are this
this is there's a book by robert epstein called the case against adolescence and he's arguing that you need to start
treat treating young people more like adults because they really are adults and it's
treating them like children that causes all this adolescent behavior and he has a lot of
social science to back up his views people forget also
the 50 60 years ago in the united states it
was quite common for girls 14 to get married for people that know william durant's
work muriel durant is the his wife he married her when he was i think in his early 30s and she was
i think 13 years old and she became
a world-class historian under his tutelage and co-wrote that book the story of
civilization which i think is still in print so you know even in our own culture we do
have we do have that in our past but not in our present and that's why
it's for some people that's a little difficult anyway i you know i i elaborated on that just
because it is an issue that does come up but i think it's very important to recognize that i shall dilano
by merely reading the hadith with aisha you will come very quickly to recognize that this was
not a a little girl this was a very dynamic mature young woman who stood her own ground
with the prophet sam himself disagreed with him on more than one occasion if you want to know the level
of her edition for those who know arabic the hadith of um zarak
will show you the type of erudition
a commentary on that book that was published in morocco but it's where the nine women come
together and each one they they all make an oath that they're going to tell the truth about their husbands and and
that each one and um zara tells about abu zarah and how much he loved him and
and how good he was the other ones kind of complain about their husbands generally but um doesn't complain but then he got
married he took a second wife and she got jealous and he ended up divorcing her and then she was she got another
husband who was good he was giving her everything but she was unhappy with them because all she could think about was abu zarah
so the prophet said you're like um to to me in other words don't
let these other women destroy the relationship that we have
so he was just letting her know that because she was very she was jealous
ladies she had and herrera is a normal uh function of people men have it and women have it
there's nothing wrong a woman not wanting their husband to take a second wife is not about iman
like your iman is weak or something like that i mean some of the men will say that yuriman's weak
you know it's not weak iman it's a normal fitra thing that allah has put into men
and women which is why in the maliki method i mean there's a i don't know if you read the saudi gazette this morning
did anybody read it there's a horrible article don't read that newspaper you just get depressed but there's a
horrible article about people taking second wives and then basically using them as maids
it's a it's a front page article i mean thank god people don't read this stuff in america
you know if they read these i mean they're on websites and things but it's not commons
thing but it's really disturbing i'm glad at least they're talking about it which is a good sign you know that the country is
changing a little bit because these type things they never used to mention the newspaper so the fact that they are talking about is actually a
good sign but you know it's just women getting into these second marriages and then finding out that
they just wanted them as a servant that they didn't have to pay for uh so it was quite sad
so that but they mentioned that now the women are learning about stipulations like
that a husband can't get a second wife and they put in the little newspaper article even though god permitted it well he
also permitted a woman to stipulate that she didn't want a second wife
so it goes both ways you know but again it's this thing of oh it's my right it's not a right you know
like a hakuzaki it's not a huck you know it's it's it's a permissibility it's a roxa
and uh you know if a woman is not comfortable in that situation she has every right not to be comfortable and
she can request a divorce and things like that so
so she married the prophet isaiah in mecca in the sacred precinct before
his migration by two years and then there's a giraffe about that there was a hit of about when she was born some she was she was born in the
second year of some say in the fourth year of hijrah some say she was born before the hijrah
so this is where you get the giraffe about her age but this hadith in al-bukhari she
narrates it and she states that she was
bintu sittin you know i was i was six years of age
he consummated the marriage shortly after his migration to the pure land when she reached the age of nine now consummation here benabiha we don't
know if it was consummated at that point but she came into his household at that
point she came into his household and the point that she came into the household was when she
was no longer playing with the toys so it was a sign that she had moved out of that childhood
phase um
so when he died she was 18 years old ha is ten is eight and ya is ten so hay is
eighteen so when when she was eighteen years of
age may the lord of all things bless him
the chosen one had not married any other virgin besides her and for that she had a great honor she once said to the prophet
isaiah what's better to for if you if you have your animals you
graze in land you know the unuf the land that animals haven't grazed in before
or or the land that animals have grazed in before and you know you said the one that the
animals haven't grazed him before so she was trying to show him the chaos about that she was a
virgin and so it's a better and he just said nobody was better than khadijah george bernard
shaw said an amazing thing he said he said
you know that the prophet saws he knew that he was a truthful man when he read that story because he said
that normally a man would lie in a situation like that because it's the woman that he's with
and and to say that oh i preferred my previous wife um would just not be something most men
would do they would just say oh yes of course i love you much better than her you know but because truthfulness was
his nature and he could not do that he said even in that type of situation where a white lie would be expected he
was he was honest he was suddenly [Music]
and how many subjects in such a short time did she master this is what's so stunning because she really did master the arabic
language the lineage of the arabs all the poetry and then tafsir she learned all of these
things with the prophet she had a prodigious memory and uh really quite extraordinary and
and that's why we believe that she was chosen for that the prophet actually saw in a dream uh so it wasn't something that
um i mean he was commanded to do that and abu bakr al-dilan she she was actually engaged to somebody
before that and this is also this was the orpha of the arabs you know they they would make engagements as
children even some of the boys i mean it wasn't just the women the boys would be engaged
people would make deals i'll marry you my daughter you married you know we'll marry them together
when they were still little babies uh in the raven peninsula that still happens to a certain degree arranged
marriages in that way families that have known from the beginning you know my son's going to marry your daughter
and then uh
she was buried in the graveyard of bakley in the 58th year so noon is 50 her is 8.
acquiring copious and multitudinous knowledge of them no sorry she was born buried in the
graveyard in the 58th year of during the night and soda who was aged gave her night
with the prophet
so she was lu a is one of the grandfathers of the prophet sallallahu alaihi
and he she gave her night to aisha um she she was actually quite old when
the prophet isaiah married her and she was a very heavy set woman
and so the prophet saw isam soda said she she wanted to stay with
him as a wife and she wanted to give her night to aisha so that's what she did
after the death of her husband asakran she married the best of the clan of adnan
and her previous husband made the two migrations made the merciful reward them both with the two highest gardens so she went to
al-habisha and she also made the second hijab there was a special honor in doing that
in the 54 in in the year 54 during the the kedah of omar radhilan who
she died uh in so noon is 50 dal is four she died in the pure land so
study the history two feet l
also married the best of man after the martyrdom of hunes and then after he uh
divorced her he was commanded by god to accept her back so the prophet saw is divorced hafsah in a
in the the until is the first divorce
and then took her back
when zainab the mother of the poor lost her husband even jash he was a martyr at ahud the prophet saws
also married her
so she married the best prophet and lived with him for only two or three months and then she passed away
so during his life none of his wives died except for lady khadija and zainab so seize this knowledge
these are the only two that died all the others survived his desk
another wife has been zainab who's the daughter of the messenger's paternal aunt
the merciful himself the creator of reason married her to the best of the prophet
to the best prophet after zade had ran his course with her and she died during the katy fett of
omar now zainab the the prophet israel knew her from mecca and
so the narration that he saw at the door and all that is complete nonsense
that somehow he became infatuated with her he knew zainab very well they're from the same family and
the prophet saw i said she loved the prophet and the prophet married her to zay the
marriage was very difficult for her she was an aristocrat she was from the quraysh zaid was
was somebody that um she just was not happy with and uh so when the prophet saws was told
to marry her and he told zade was very happy that the situation was going to be
resolved he was also because he was the adopted son of the prophet sallallahu alaihi isaam it was a problem for the arabs because
the arabs believed that adoption like the romans the romans used to adopt and when you adopted a son he actually
was like a blood lineage he inherited everything he became uh part of the family in the same way a a a
blood son would so the prophet saw isam when he
was commanded to marry her that was also abrogating that practice of adoption now
adoption is of is is there's a lot of really interesting
social science about the dangers of adoption where the child is not aware
that it's not the the biological son it's very important or daughter it's very important that people know that
adoption in islam is kafala we don't have to benny in that they don't take the last name
they keep the last name that they were born with um if they know it if they don't know it then
then then that's a different situation but if they know they do not change the name they keep that biological knowledge of
who they are and they're not told john taylor gatto wrote a book on on adoption
that he could not find a publisher for because the social science was so scathing he told me this himself
several of the serial killers in the united states were in adopted families where they were not told
that they were uh the biological they were not the biological children they were living a lie basically
and that's that it's very harmful for the psychology of a person they need to know um
who they are so that that practice was abrogated by islam
and and and this was part of that process but it was also to unite
this woman with the man that she really truly loved and so um
so that that's that marriage took place
while egypt was conquered all of his wives she died during the caterpillar of omar she was the most open-handed in her
generosity as has been narrated uh the the uh the prophet sam once mentioned about uh
the having the longest hand and the the wives took all their hands they started
measuring them to see who had the longest hand but it was actually a it was a kinaya for generosity like just
a type of uh hindu and here come to him
next there is hind and what a virtuous woman she also married after her spouse died
the best of creation during the cadet of yazid in the 60th year she passed away when no time was left
buried and also she is somebody who
made the hijab twice she was in habasha women
so uh she was uh included among the women of the chosen one is
uh she died in the year 56 the the the noon is 50 and then the
wow is six um so you should know how to
so initially she was taken as a concubine after the battle of mustadak from her husband musafi who died later
by sword whatever barakah
so the prophet even paid him the case who held her for for her manumission and then he married her and because he
married her all of the sahaba freed the these prisoners from her tribe
so she was considered a great blessing for her tribe because once she became
married they were the ashar of the prophet isaiah so out of honor to the prophet they freed her tribe's people after that
it for all the muslims freed their captors
from her clan when they realized the entire muslim clan were now the in-laws of the muslim
in-laws of the chosen one from the lord of creation his family the purest blessings and peace
[Music] and then ramla also the daughter of abu sufyan
married the prophet sallallahu alaihi salaam and her guardian
and then her guardian in the marriage was khalid man and according to history she was
with the neges when the prophet's proposal came in
and the negas gave the dowry in its entirety to her himself which compromised 400 gold
in the seventh year after hijra she was given in marriage to ahmed and her death occurred in the year 44 after hijra
um so uh the meme is 40 the dal is four welcome
and what an honor was gained by sophia when she too became the nobles of creation's spouse
she had been captured as a concubine at haibar and the best of creation chose her for himself
she was also she was married to one of the leaders of the the jews of
khaibar and houye who really instigated this whole thing
she actually had a dream which was interpreted as that the prophet saw
i sent him she would marry him and she told her husband and he slapped her so she still had the
the atha on her face from being hit by her husband
when when she married when she married the prophet saw israel
she became muslim she was it's very interesting because she the
some of the other women used to chide her about being a jew yahudia
and the prophet saws when she mentioned that to him she said tell them
that your your father is harao and she was an aaronite tell them that your father is haroon
your mother your your uncle is moses and your husband is muhammad in other words that it's a point of
shout off that the jews are people the muslims tend to forget that they're actually
children of prophets so it's it was a point of shout off for her with her iman
in the prophet isaiah she was also accused of
during the fitan during uthman's period she was accused of being a jews so i mean it's quite it's quite
sad the ignorance that um pervades communities and the early muslims certainly weren't immune
from that but during that time she was considered being a jewish observing the sabbath and then um so
uthman asked her about that and she said that she went on the saturday she would visit her relatives
who were jews and uh
so that she's a very interesting uh person also and um
you know to remember that the prophet saw islam had jewish relatives then also salallahu alaihi
said them and then he says [Music]
her freedom was her dowry a right he gave her in in the year 50 death descended and took her
in so in the seventh year just after the
victory of khaibar during the umrah he married meimuna and she was the one that allah says in the quran
actually gave her self to the prophet she came to the prophet
had been abised so now we all visited seth so that's a place that you know now
wakanadaka madfenna and then she was buried there 45 years later which is really quite
she was the last among the women to marry him without
in the year 51 death too descended upon her when her appointed time arrived for the
taking of her soul uh
the dowry of each of these wives was 500 silver dirhams with the exception of safiyah and rama
whose dowries were mentioned earlier in the clarification of what he paid to them both so the prophet isaiah gave the dowries
was 500 silver hams he would have that would be the orf
and the prophet saw i said that's that was a reasonable amount of money
especially at that time in that type of society but obviously the nagas his was
was a lot of uh money because it was gold now he says uh concerning the children
of the prophet
s his sons are for according to what's
mentioned however some disagreement about that particular number has occurred some say they're three and they they because of the uh the the
luck so you'll find that but
but generally it's for uh
who the prophet was called in kunya kunya is like when you have a son or a daughter and you're called by
their name abu abu maryam the prophet called abu zahra which is the father of fatima the
prophet sallallahu alaihi it was called qasim he's
during his lifetime he said don't use my kunya to for confusion
some of the uluma took that as being a prohibition even after his death um libya is a place yo abu qasim is a
common name um probably more from the the great maliki scholar abul qasim
but it's permissible to name with his kunya the turks did not like to call
people muhammad's elizabeth so they changed it to mehmet and the reason they did that is because
omar said that he did not like naming the children muhammad because of people cursing or getting
angry and and using the name like muhammad what's wrong with you something like that or getting mad i
mean i was i i screened a uh
a cartoon i was asked to watch a cartoon on the life of the prophet isam for
to criticize it and there was one scene where they had abu jahl
cursing the prophet's eyes i'm in the cartoon i was just like you know little kids watch this and they
and they'll say these things you know just kids watch those things hundreds of times
so i just thought that was totally unacceptable to put that in a children's film
but that's why they did that the turks out of adab they actually changed the name muhammad to mehmet
just as a way of honoring the prophet isaiah's name
and then he says
so here's where the difference comes both of which are one and the same or some opine that they differ
and then so that you have possum and then abdallah and then
some say that they're they're they're this the different people but the
dominant opinion is that they're the same and then the fourth among them
the fourth of the sons all of these were from khadijah except for ibrahim was from maria
and he technically was she was an umwalid that's the strongest
opinion that she that's what he didn't even mention her amongst the wives she was um she was sent by makaokas from
egypt to the prophet sallallahu alaihi salaam and then abiha a woman if she's
in a uh if she's an emma and she misses a period even
then she moves into a a status that is akin to the wife she doesn't have it's
not completely the same as a wife but she's she's no longer an emma so she can't
she can't be uh given away or something like that so she maria is uh
the mother of ibrahim
so his birthplace was the city of baiba the pleasing and his mother was married
she was the best messengers concubine so she was sent again this is a pre-modern phenomenon
it's not certainly something that [Music] the modern world can grapple with
anymore but this was definitely pre-modern it's biblical um it was in pre-modern cultures the
prophecy them freed all of the slaves
and certainly his slaves and certainly encouraged the the freeing of slaves the quran
encourages the freeing of slaves the prophet isaiah said that the person who
has a a slave girl frees her educates her marries her and gets to
reward like the christian who becomes muslim gets to reward so the prophet saw i said and praised
that act but again this is a pre-modern uh condition that was
uh it was uh rampant throughout the world and you know and just a point here
we have so much on this planet if you look at the united
nations estimates of sexual slavery of uh the uh you know prostitution
of all of these things that women are for i mean there's massive problem in this here in this region with prostitution
because you have so many poor people that come
and and are forced into these conditions so you know when when you look at the
pre-modern world in many ways what what the this shadia was trying to do was due to hadibe of human conditions
that are actually quite odious and one of those human conditions is
impoverished refugee status when you have wars do you know how many refugees now in iraq there's
there's almost two million from from the war i mean there's all these people out here begging you know
i mean i don't know if there's some of them aren't but some of them might be from iraq but this is what happens when
you have these situations and so in in in islam it
literally jeff almanabe it completely dried up all the sources of slavery except as a way of
reintegrating prisoners of war and things like that back into society and this is one of the
ways so the prophet saw i said really the islam eliminated
all the sources of slavery and the muslims never developed a a type of chattel slavery
that that was developed in the west the the slavery and the islamic tradition the rules are very rigid you can't split
families up you can't i mean people were split up in in other systems
personally it's a good thing that i think all the muslim countries have eliminated it i certainly would not like
to see it come back um when people read these verses in the quran i get asked about that a lot you
know what's that mean i mean this this is the pre-modern world and
and the prophet saw i said i came in the midst of that and at the time and remember also that
the prophet sallallahu alaihi salam his sharia is a sharia
of tadaruj it's not a sharia that comes and does this revolutionary act
that turns everybody upside on their heads wine was eliminated very slowly
uh even even the fornication if you can look at it the prophecy isn't permitted a type of
marriage that by our standards today would be just unacceptable
and that's why it's prohibited now but initially he permitted that because these people were not used to
the the types of laws that uh islam was was really moving people
towards so the the mutha which is a pleasure marriage the prophet permitted that initially and it was
something that the arabs used but then he prohibited it
and so there's a lot of tadaruj in the sharia and this is certainly one of the areas
where if you read the sharia if you read the quran
is the very first thing which is the quickest way to get to god is to free slaves
that the charity is for the poor people the mesquin i mean shafi and mariki
differ the shafi's have the exact opposite of
the monarchies but they do differentiate you know in the marquis method mesquin
he doesn't even have a day's worth of provision in and the fa is
he has us a year's worth of provision so he's he's he's not a uh he's a poor person in
that way right what's shafi's huh yeah the mosquing is better than the
fakir yeah so it's the opposite in the maliki so it's but the um
let's see so anyway i mean i'm the reason i'm focusing on some of these
shubahat is because living in the west i mean unfortunately
there's people some people are finding out about all the horrors of islam before they actually find out about
islam and there's whole websites dedicated to this stuff i mean it's quite tragic so there's a
lot of people that this is their attitude about islam so they're going to come to you
with things well what about this and what about this and islam says this and islam says that so
uh you know i think it's just important for people to to have some uh understanding of this i
mean this this area which is really apologetics and apologia is a greek word that means
defense you know it doesn't mean like saying i'm sorry which is what it means in modern english
an apology is actually a defense like in socrates uh plato's famous uh dialogue it's
called the apologia it's it's socrates defense of why he did what he did
it's not saying i'm sorry he was actually telling him you know that he wasn't sorry and when they asked
him to meet out a punishment for himself he said that he thought they should give him free meals for the rest of his life
for the great service he was doing to the citizens of athens by acting as a gadfly so the point is is
that the apology is a defense so apologetic literature traditionally is literature that deals with what's called the
bohat which is to refute the obfuscations obfuscations are
things that are unclear they're they're murky areas they're things that are
people bring up to create doubt in people's minds and that is an obligation of scholars to
refute uh these type things and unfortunately there's there we're really suffering from this
uh today with so many people working full-time i mean some of the budgets these people
have it's they're in the millions there's one organization that is solely dedicated to
attacking islam and undermining islam and they have a budget of over 20 million dollars in the u.s
a year so it's you know it's very real now i would also say for that it's
important when you're dealing with secularists it's very difficult because they don't believe in religion but christians and jews
our sharia is so much more enlightened than the the what exists
in the jewish and the christian dispensations that are there today if
you read saint thomas aquinas and look at canaan law that you know the christian
legal tradition there's nothing uh in islam that compares to things that
you find i mean torture we never justified torture torture was justified by
the bible the new testament i mean the christians the catholics actually justified torture that it was actually a
good thing to torture people until they confessed because you were even though you were harming their body
you were saving their soul so that's you know that is in their books whereas
muslims never in the history of islam has anybody ever justified torture imam malik in his
medhab for somebody who was a convicted criminal of past crimes
that they said it was permissible to rough him up a bit if he was captured and was not admitting to the
crime but there was enough circumstantial evidence but it wasn't like torture him it was more do the hard cop
soft cop type thing but other than that the the utima prohibited tavib and the
prophet said that the worst people on the yomokiyama the the most
tortured souls on the day of judgment are people who tortured people in this world so torture was
never justified by islam never in the history of islam and many many other examples of that so
i think it's important for people to remember that that you know with secularists
they just don't accept anything um from religion but with when you're dealing with christians and and jews
they have to understand if you live in a glass house you don't throw stones that that that we can look at their
traditions and unfortunately some muslims have i mean you know one of the famous duats
who spent a lot of time really making fun of the bible that is not a
healthy thing to do for muslims because that antagonizes people and they'll
actually end up doing the same thing which is why the quran says
do not curse the idols because initially the prophet used to speak ill of their idols but they the the
the saha the uh the quraysh began to actually curse the religion and curse islam and
curse allah and so the the prophet was told don't speak ill of their idols
because the father is it will cause
the sibab of god you know without any you know there's no right for them
to do that but they'll do it just because they're angry at you so it's important for muslims to remember that that if you're going to
make fun of other people's religions you're only setting your own religion up to be made fun of and that's why it's very important in
our dialogues in our speaking to speak with respect about what people hold sacred
and hoping that they would in turn respect us
so all of his sons died before reaching maturity during his life as relayed by reliable authorities
as for his daughters there are also four in number without dissent though among concerning his old as some
difference was mentioned
the soundest opinion states zainab is the eldest but they differed about her age in relation to al-qasim
one group said she's older than him another said she's younger
the birth order of the other three is
so that's the birth order so the oldest one is zainab and then
in the 30th year following the year of the elephant zainab was born to the messenger of salary
and she was married to ibn rabiyah so when the best of creation was chosen he was summoned behind
and he would not and then she accepted islam and immigrated and evan immigrated after her so the best of
creation restored her once he accepted islam to the previous
marriage contract according to the soundest report not needing a second contract
there's a very important point that's brought out from that and that is that islam recognizes
marriage because the the basis of the of marriage is
the prophets that's where the institution of marriage came from it's a prophetic tradition and so anybody who marries
before islam even a civil marriage when they come when they accept islam the marriage is accepted and it's very
important to understand that that that for illegitimacy and even shaykh allah and i really prefer this opinion
because i asked him about this i said we have a major problem in the west is that people do not get married anymore so we have
illegitimacy now that word is becoming illegitimate in the west to say illegitimate is becoming it's not
even accepted anymore i don't love child or whatever you call them i don't know but um
but the reality of it is that we have our orf now in our society in
the west that people live together and are committed to each other
and they might not call it marriage but it's descent we we call it common-law marriage it's a type of
and so children that are born in those type of situations should not be considered illegitimate
if they know who their father was the father was committed to the wife they were living together they should not be considered
illegitimate children so that's important and it's important for because
you know illegitimate children shouldn't be prayer leaders things like that and it's not because they have any sin it's just because
the imam is supposed to be an exemplar they're supposed to be taken from people that other people look up to um that orf is
changing quite radically in in in the west in england i don't there's a lot now
i don't know what the rates are but in america it's over 50 percent are born now out of wedlock so
if their common law we we should consider if they become muslim you know converts and things like that if they're
common law then they shouldn't be it shouldn't be seen as illegitimate
allah knows best
yeah so she bore her husband omam and ali and she died in the eighth
year of hijara
so because they were children of abu lahab when abu lahab when the tab
was revealed they divorced the the um the daughters
what's interesting about tabatha it's a very harsh surah but he was very harsh personally he was
like just unbelievable what he did to the prophet but it's very interesting it's
the only real ta yin in the quran of anybody from by name and the fact that he did
not become muslim is quite extraordinary
and it's that's one of the miracles of the quran because so many of those people did become
muslim but he did not nor did um jameel
[Music] well-pleasing married who bore him a son who then died she died when he came back
from badar uh she she had died uh during that while he was at badr well even was
in the sixth year after the death of his mother in the second year after hijra without any ambiguity
and then he the other daughter um was most assuredly married to him and for that he was entitled possessor of the two lights so uthman
radhilano married both of of the daughters of the prophet allah is
she bore him no children and in the ninth year she passed away as traditional sites so the prophet said buried all of his children
with the exception of fatima and fatima he told her in the famous hadith on his deathbed
he called her over and he whispered in her ear and she cried and then he whispered in her ear
and she laughed and and they asked her later and she said he told me
that i would be the first to follow him in death and she died six months later
and then she said and you'll be the first with me in paradise so uh fatima is the only one that he did
not bury though
so then he's she says uh he says that the youngest daughter of the best of all creations the most exalted in rank among
the women of the world the prophet isaiah mentioned maryam asiya khadijah and fatima the the prophet saws
said that she was from the command the complete women um the she certainly her makam is amazing
fatima she's also the source of the albeit uh
is are through her um she when she her birthday was in the
41st year after the arrival of the elephant she reached 15 full years of her life when the best of creation married her to
the lion heider is the name of imam ali anu she went on to bear for him four
children two boys and two girls without debate so al hassan and at hussein you'll also see
hassan and hussain without the ta'arif hussain and now the story and this is in
even relates an interesting story that ali when she was when when because he gives it as
proof that you can marry you can name a child while it's still in the stomach even though sunnah is to name them once
they're born but it's permissible to name them in the stomach so say when he told the prophet that that
fatim was pregnant he said what are you going to name the boy and he said and so the like war
and the prophet said so he said no his name is so he said all right so he was born then
then when she became pregnant with hussain he went back and told the prophet he said what are
you going to name him he said and he said no his name is al-hussein so
he named him at hussein she was pregnant with a third boy who died and the prophet saws went the adi said
told him she was pregnant again and he said what are you going to name he said
and he said no his name is masen so these are the three names the prophet gave al-hasan al-hussein and mohsen and
it's all about beauty
so the arabs say nusami abnega
you know there was the jahadi tradition to give your children very harsh names and give your servants like slaves and
things beautiful names so you have it's a funny thing like the arabs have these
whenever you look at the the abeed and the moali they have very nice names
in in the seerah and jahali literature and then allah they have names like safe and
hosam and muhannad and palha and
these type of names nimr fahd but they said we name our children for
our enemies and we name our servants for ourselves so that was kind of an arab jail
mentality is that you wanted children because they were the ones that fought you wanted them to be tough in
battle and so you gave them tough names the prophet gave them very beautiful names
so both of them died in infancy and were buried so
was blessed to marry her sister who would give birth to his son zaid muhammad
and would later marry after omar's death muhammad bin jaffa when he died she in turn married his
brother own when he also died you know one of the things that you should take from this
is the women there was no stigma in divorce or widowhood unfortunately in the south
asian culture and i think it relates more to hinduism because in hinduism
the dharma of a woman was service to the husband so when the husband died if you were from the the warrior cast
you were supposed to self-emulate yourself just throw yourself on a fire um but
that that's the dharma of a woman in in classical hinduism was the dharma is like her uh her ibada her
saluk it was to serve her husband if the husband died then she waited for death
and so unfortunately in in some in the some of the south asian culture if
if a woman loses her husband when she's in her 20s it's it's nobody's going to marry her
but in this culture marriage was very fluid and and people got married they got
divorced uh it's not encouraging divorce but divorce was not this massive i mean i meet people that
are in horrible marriages i'm just like get a divorce you know it's not you know really if
you're in a horrible marriage where you're miserable because the worst thing about it is in gratitude
you just it's hard to be in a state of gratitude with allah if you're miserable and so it's just
important for your psychological well-being to be in an environment where you're happy with the person you're with
and and there's no reason why you shouldn't be happy with the person you're with so i mean i would much rather be alone
than be with somebody i hated really so you know it's important to
take from this that this was very fluid these women were marrying you know
somebody would die and they would marry like the sister they'd marry the sister if the if if the the wife died and the sister was
available they would marry the sister it wasn't like this big stigma it was quite the contrary it was a natural very
natural thing to do
she married his brother abdullah and she died without a doubt while still married to him
her sons aided by died at the same time she did thus giving precedent for scholars who drive rulings of inheritance
from such situations so there's actually a ruling derived from this situation because it was quite
unusual that she died at the same time that her son died so there was a how a
complication on how her inheritance should be distributed
a few months after the chosen one's death either three or six according to the strongest views um
the chosen and um daughter died the mother distinguished noble so there's three or six but six is this i think the
what time is it

Qurrat 8

so we arrived to the section on the [Music]
paternal aunts and uncles of the prophet
uncles of the chosen one and mentioning the beloved exemplars aunts we say
his paternal uncles were numbered as 12 and it is said only 11 were mentioned
asked for the ten sons and said that he would sacrifice one of them if allah gave him ten cents
those children among them was abdullah the last one the
youngest and then abu tadib is another of them hamza abbas but there were some that
died before islam so these are the ones that he's mentioning
none of them live to see islam
then there's hamza and al abbas who as scholars know live to see his mission and to embrace islam so
hamza and al-abbas and abu tadib those three and abu lahab
four uh all were lived to see the prophet salla isaam
declare his mission hamza as you know
he hamza was a he was a hunter he was somebody who had a lot of respect
amongst corey she was very powerful man he was desert man he'd like to go out in
the desert and uh and abbas was a merchant he was also a money lender
used to loan money in in mecca and then was in essence this
the the sayyid he was he was the the sayyid from the ba banal hashem
which are another line that's the line that uh was the brother of hashem
and the imam shafi
the brother who died in in gaza and whose
uh whose son is and when muhammad was brought him back from
medina he was writing on the back and he had very uh threadbare clothes they thought
it was a servant of abdullah
so that's how he got that name so the the benuhashem which are
is that branch of the and as you know all of these the quraysh are all related
at some point in the that's why it's nice to know the the ancestors because all of the
quraysh are related at some point uh in time so abdul muttalib
uh had fallen on hard times they were aristocrats they were very
well respected by the by the quraysh and the qurays were well respected by the arabs
but they had fallen on hard times we know that the prophet saw isaac actually took
ali who was the son of abu tadib in to to his household to help him out
because they were really having a difficult time one of the things that karen armstrong points out which i think was very useful
uh even even for me when when because she she drew
attention to a fact about the pre-modern world that people tend to forget and that is starvation and the fact that
crop crop loss droughts caused animals to die this
actually created situations where people could somebody could be very wealthy because their wealth was animal wealth
husbandry but if a really bad drought hit they could lose all of their wealth and then also the
they had shepherds the shepherds were out and people would do raids so you know ben were raiders
they could come and take your hundred camels like abraha took the hundred camels and suddenly
you were without your camels if you didn't have a strong support to defend your property to
defend your wealth then you were left without your wealth so like all things in the world wealth
increases and diminishes so you can be very wealthy at one point and you can lose all of your wealth at
another point i'd appreciate if people just pay attention when i'm talking i really it's just like
a basic adeb if you want to read please you know just
go to your room or something but if people are gonna be reading books uh while i'm talking i
can't i can't concentrate and it's it's a weakness in me uh some people can do it some people can talk
when people talk i've seen them do and i'm very impressed with it for me i just lose my uh my train of thought so i'd really
appreciate if you take notes fine but i just appreciate that you uh you just give me that courtesy
um you know this this program for every person that's
here more than 10 people aren't
all right for every person that's here aisha is she here so behind me you know
that they had to make those decisions so the people that are here um you're here other people
with real you know i got calls people you know begging literally begging
to be here so you know for whatever reasons one would hope that you've come here
with the intention of learning with the intention of being i mean to sit with shah abdullah bin
bayyal is he he uh he doesn't his teach his students
are doctors the the students that study with him privately
are all phds in arabic language and also that's who he teaches he doesn't teach
beginning students so just to be able to sit with him is an incredible honor
it is an incredible honor and uh he uh dr abdullah nasith and i heard him
say this and dr abdullah nassif was the head of roberta he's spent his life going to conferences
and meeting with ulama he said that he has not met anybody as learn it as shaykh
yusuf his own son told me this that he said the same thing at the
recent maj he said this man is my teacher
and he's considered now you know people look up to his opinion and things
like this so that's the type of caliber we've tried to bring very qualified
people um [Music]
there you are
he was sick this morning so so the uh you know that's what we tried
to do this program is going going on now for i think 14 years
and uh we uh we've you know we really tried to to
make sure that the people that's why there was an elaborate process because there's so many people
that and i feel bad about those people not being able to come i mean people in tears
you know and i've stayed out of of the the process because i don't want wasa i
don't like i like honesty i like i don't like people that call and say oh i know so
and so so can i get in through no that's the old world that we're trying to get rid of
because that's what's destroyed the muslim world so you know if if if you're here you just
have to know there's ten other people that aren't here because you're here right and just think about that
there's 10 other people that are not here because you're here so just i i really hope people
appreciate that the places that we get to go to people do not get to go to these are closed
places they're locked there are places that and others have spent a lot of time
documenting uh we we were blessed by giving being given a special permission i mean
i went and asked for that special permission so you know
these are opportunities that are just quite uh rare you know
so i just i really hope that people i have no problem um
well no i do but i won't say that um so that that's my request just um
just attentiveness that that's a basic uh you know kasim and mushtarak like the
arabs say we say that they took it from us least common denominator
it's just that basic attentiveness i'd really appreciate that um so i mean we've had people that came
you know to get married and that was a major problem in the past for
other reasons there were some people that thought oh because we had access to the haram you know people
that's what they wanted all that stuff is is uh you know it's a blessing to make umrah it's a
blessing to visit this city um but you can do that in any group
any group this is a a regular to get closer to allah subhanahu wa
ta'ala to study with people that normally you would not have access to study with and also to get a historical context
of the seerah of the prophet isaiah by being able to actually visit the sites that the prophet isam was at so um
but we we really tried to do our best to make sure that the people that were here were here
for the for the right reasons they weren't here um you know for for any other reason
than that um and and i mentioned in tha if the uh talk about the niyat people came with
the intention of umrah that's one nia but the other nia is to acquire knowledge to sit with the people
uh to do that so and our you know what we're teaching is very clear imam
said uh
this religion is not a religion of argumentation you know what we have we took from our
teachers they took from their teachers they took from their teachers this is handed down it's not book uh
knowledge the books we studied the books the books are are the knowledge is
you know the ulama said canelo
you know the knowledge was in the books was in the breasts of people it was an oral tradition
initially that's it was purely oral and then it it moved from orality to
literacy but the the the oral nature is the key in other words
the you know you could just go home and read this text but i read this with a teacher who read
it with the teacher back to abdullah and abdul aziz studied his sierra from a
teacher who studied history from a teacher back to ibn ishaq and people have greater or lesser
degrees of that knowledge there's people that know this material much better than i do but there's a
blessing of being in the chain and that's what we try to maintain here is the blessing of that chain of being
in a chain of a a tradition um that you know this book is filled with with
corrections you know from my own hand from the teachers that i studied with
um that that's that's what we're trying to do is just is is give you something that is is in a
chain uh it's very different from book knowledge it's very different and that's what oral
transmission is is is means to read but it means to recite
and that's the secret of this deen is that it's an oral and a a a literate religion it's a
religion of orality and a religion of literacy both because the modern world has lost
orality to to a large degree but the muslim world you still take quran from a
teacher chefawiyan you take it from the lips of a teacher there there was one of the the greatest of the quran
reciters one of the students of was deaf he was deaf he took the quran from his
teachers by watching their mouth and he he's we have his riwaya is to
this day still in libya they read with the reward of he was a handicapped deaf person but
that that's how the quran is taken it's taken orally that's how this tradition is preserved it's preserved
orally and and that's that's what we're trying to do this is not you know we we follow a
uh an unbroken chain that this is our tradition and
anyway so enough said about that subject but uh
i i really don't want any uh you know if if people are here uh to
learn they're here to learn if you're not then just do me a favor and don't uh
you know don't insult my work you know my uh efforts because it's very tiring it's
very exhausting we have a lot of people i'm not i'm at the end of about six months of traveling right now very
grueling uh traveling so it's a blessing to be here it's a blessing to be with all of
you it really is it's a blessing now this this is this is for this for me this month is
like uh it's like the uh toe lead you know it's it's like the the uh
the generator and that's that's what this month is for me for the rest of the year
so it's a very important time for me you know and and uh and i really just ask
just basic adap that's all that's all i'm asking it's just basic ed
is the uncle of the prophet sallallahu alaihi salaam he was in mecca there's a khilaf about
his islam some of the ulamas say that his islam was before badar
he was captured in badar and taken prisoner by the prophet and he actually
ransomed he he was told to ransom and he
said to the prophet sallallahu alaihi salaam that he didn't feel he needed to ransom
and allah commanded the prophet to say to those people in surat al-anfal
he was told to say to them that if if there's good in their hearts
that if god knows in their hearts is good god will give them that good and he will recompense them for what was
taken from them so al-abbas was probably a muslim before
badar and he was actually spying for the prophet sallallahu alaihi that that's the opinion another opinion
is that he became muslim after badar but there's no doubt that he stayed in
mecca and hid his islam and during that time the prophet saw he did
not make hijrah until right before the fat when the prophet entered into mecca he actually made
hidden so he gets the reward of hijar i mean it's a beautiful thing that he made the hijra and he met the prophet
[Music] when the prophet was going to mecca to conquer mecca so al abbas was was honored
in that he got the reward of hijrah now we know also that when abbas went to mecca
the the place where we we actually went there there's a there's a awad just outside of mecca
and the prophet isaiah told al-abbas to take muawiyah to take abu sufyan uh up on the hill to
watch the prophet's army and he said he said take him
take him to the point where it's most constricted and the reason it's from psychologically the prophet isaiah
wanted the uh the army to appear much larger than it was so
abu sufyan was watching this place and very struck but he said kathora shano ibn abi you
know this this is you know they used to call him ibn abi kapsha and he said he said this is something really amazing
and and uh al abbas said isn't it time for you to believe
this is prophecy and and abu sufyan said i still find something in my you know
there's some he said allah he had no problem with because he said had those idols been of any use they
would have helped us against him so he was he was ready for la ilaha but
it was still difficult for him you have to remember abu sufyan is from the he was the most powerful man
at that time in the in in mecca and he was the said of his calm and that was very difficult for him
because the prophet saw is from humble conditions
for abu sufyan but he did become a muslim and he became a very good muslim and he ended up
losing his eye in battle and and uh fighting in in syria and
hind also became uh his wife became a great muslim uh the famous story of the when they
were taken prisoner and they took the tent poles and attacked
the men so yeah so that's al abbas
and then obviously his sons the allusions seerah say that no sons of anybody
have ever been so dispersed in the earth his son's
is buried in paif and then his uh obey the law is in medina is in
tunis and even abbas fought in tunis abdullah he fought jihad in turkey
he fought in tunis and in egypt so he was ibn abbas was was uh
going out with the armies and then his uh his other son was buried samarkand
it's amazing all his sons were buried in all of these different places one of them is in syria
also so those are the two hamza and abbas were
great supports for the prophet sallallahu alaihi salaam and uh the prophet loved uh both of them
immensely and also about it the quran says
you don't guide who you love but allah guides who he wants to there is for abu talib which proves
that he loved abu talib because the quran itself that was revealed about abu talib
was somebody who was a leader of great respect there's a weak
hadith and i mentioned this earlier there's a weak hadith and some of the um they they they use this
hadith because of abu talib's position but the prophet saw is him asked him on his deathbed and all the heads of
quraysh were there he said say a word
like a uh that i can argue with my lord all he wanted from
him was because that would give him because he
was a moahed that would give him the ability to argue his case and uh
he he he and then the quraysh was saying no no don't are you going to leave ataroku
are you going to leave the way of your ancestors on your deathbed and so he did not say
it and then the prophet became very upset and he moved away al abbas said
i heard him say it and the prophet sam said i did not hear it so that's where the khilaf some of the
ulama said that he did become a muslim but the dominant opinion is that he did not
and that that is the soundest opinion like i said when i asked him he said i'd rather not
just leave it as a masada you know something that's left as it is the hadith in sahih muslim
which says he's the least of those punished in the fire is ahad hadith and
it's not something that apida is established with so allah and there's no doubt that the
prophet loved him some of the ulama actually used that as a proof that
that he had naja that's what sheikh hamid karadair's position who was the great master of the sciences of islam
and a teacher of sha abdullah he said just the fact that allah testified to his love of of
abu talib was enough allah knows best about all these and
then he said
live to see it they failed to achieve the goal so abu lahab as you know was very
antagonistic is that a fire alarm no he was very
antagonistic to the prophet sallallahu islam and um jamil also
um jamie is related to muawiyah also he's his aunt so there's there's a connection
between akil and muawiyah had a notorious rivalry uh it was really a kind of there's whole
books written just on their quips to each other
and it er some of them revolved around the
fact that um jamil and that appeal was related to
abuja abu lahab and um jamir was related to muawiyah so they would exchange quips about that in fact appeal
should know abdullah al-khadi's grandfather so he uh he's he's
he joins the prophet saws in the at the level of uh abdullah so appeal is the son
of abu talib and so the he's the cousin was a cousin
of the prophet like jafar and others so the prophet so sheikh abdullah is an akhili he's
considered from that and appeal is buried here also with the uh
with the albeit in al-baqiyah
the prophet's paternal ants are sophia the righteous she became muslim uh and she
uh umema atika and bharara there's about uh the the
the ants um as well as um and arwa uh um
is according to all the historians the first mansion became muslim is a muslim and
and then the differences arising the others but attica and sophia are buried here also there's a place for
ammat and they're actually both buried here
a mola
are we supposed to do anything okay
amola is a client the arabs call the mola in arabic is from wala al wala
is allegiance when you have allegiance to someone a maola is is it's an interesting word
because it's from what's called the al-bad the dad are are words that that have
opposite meanings they mean one thing and they mean its opposite an example of that is mephaza mephasa
means a place of foes it also means a place of destruction now sometimes the arabs name
things like al-afiya is a name for death you know as well as
being a name for health so they they name the something as a way
of having a good omen about it so if you get lost in the mephaza which is out in the desert where people
most people perish the idea is maybe it will be a mephaza for you that's one of the meanings of the
al-baghdad and then also there's a whole metaphysical uh meaning to opposites having the same
names but the um the mola is one of those words
the mola is both it's it's uh allah is our mola
that's why maulana and also the mawlana is in the diobandi bravi tradition the
mawlana is the scholar maulana means my sayid
like a liege or a a master mister is actually from master in
english so the idea of somebody who it's a deference it's a
title of deference mister to call somebody misters like saying say the in old english
so the the maula were freed slaves
the hadith says that the your allegiance is to the one who freed you now what this meant is in in the
pre-islamic world uh arabs were tribal and because they were tribal
the body the arabs would speak about us as the clan so they would actually
they would they would articulate with the plural the clan
we the the people of quraysh so the saiyad would speak on behalf of the the clan the maula if
if you were freed by your clan you became a client of the clan so it was like being a part of the clan
now i don't know if some of you noticed allah had uh some
some servants there with him at the the driver and those are actually
clients because in their in their tribe they were once actually owned and then they were freed
but they end up they stay with the tribes so they and they actually have intima they have tribal affiliation so if you
ask them what tribe they're from they say masuma but they're actually clients
of masuma they're moali of masuma but they still do that so this system hasn't gone away
it's mauritania still has that so that's what amola is it's somebody who's been freed now what's interesting
about the early islam is before omar bin abdulaziz the clients
you had to become a client if you became a muslim he um ended this system but in the early
system of islam when you became a muslim you had to join an arab tribe
and the reason for that was for protection it was if they would support you the kasama if
if somebody died uh you know the blood money would be distributed amongst the tribe it was
like a social security literally i mean it was like a social security it was a way
of protecting uh people and then also people wouldn't mess with you if they
knew that you were a tribe one of the things in medina the the women the the the the imam
the the the slave women did not wear a head covering and they used to get accosted
and the quran told the women to cover your head so that you would not be accosted that people would know that you
weren't uh you know that you were free women and it wasn't that the other was permissible
but people will tend to aggress upon weak
people before they'll aggress upon strong people so that was the idea as a way of distinguishing yourselves uh
the the the aura of the the ima is not the same as the free women so
women did not have the slave women did not cover their heads they did not have to cover their breasts
and that's established historically which is why i personally believe that the hijab is not so much
uh you know the way that it's always presented is it's a sexual thing it's always
presented as a but the the reality of it is it's about human dignity and it's it's it's uh embellishing uh
a uh because the man has the hijab as well i mean the man wears clothes and is
encouraged to cover his head although the prophet did walk bareheaded so it's
to show people him you know he sometimes he will do a
makru thing to show that it's for tanziya
so the hijab was really a way of honoring the women
now the arab women before islam wore a head covering but they did not cover their cleavage
and that's why when it says that they're to cover their cleavage that's not what
means is from hamara to cover the head because hamar
covers your intellect so the khimar is a head covering in logar arabiya but they were told to take the head
covering and bring it over the cleavage the
that that's the point you don't have to do i mean if you do you can wear your head scarf that was what they did that's their but
as long as you're you're you're covered here you don't have to pull the the himar itself over as long as
it's covered but for them that was the way they covered it their dresses were designed like that
and so they pulled that over like that that was the uh the the himar in arabic so
that the the maula was a a system of protecting uh people who were in
servitude and then freed they became clients and so these are the clients of the prophet elijah
the mawali
in clarifying the number of slaves he freed and free servants he had we say with precision zedon usama tunis
he was taken uh unjustly actually and sold into slavery in mecca khadijah he
was in the house of khadija the khadijah gave him to the prophet isaiah as a servant
when his parents found out that he was in mecca they came and he came his father and his
uncle came and they asked the prophet and the problem when he found this out immediately he said
that zade could go back with them and he said you know you can stay with me or go back
with them zaid actually said i want to stay with you so
here's a chance for him to go back with his parents and join rejoin his tribe but he didn't
he chose to say with the messenger of allah at that point the prophet saw i said was so moved he said from this day forward zade is
zayd muhammad sallallahu sallam so he actually adopted him as his own son
and and treated him as such until that was abrogated in islam this was before and he married
um amen who was also the hadina of the prophet sallallahu alaihi israel and gave birth to
his son usama who was very beloved to the prophet
he was the beloved the son of the beloved of the messenger of allah he's the one at 17 the prophet salallahu
put him at the head of the army going out to syria uh and to the chagrin of some of the sahaba who
were you know remember daruma you had to be 40 years old
to get into that club in in in mecca you had to be 40 years old to
become a sayyid in in the system so the idea of having young
people in leadership positions was very revolutionary for the arabs
uh the prophet empowered young people if you look at at many of his uh closest and earliest companions were
very young they were they were younger than he was i mean many of these people so usama
was also considered amongst these and his son
that was the way the quraish pronounced it that's a tamimi pronunciation in the in the in the in the
which was the of medina is in the language of quraysh so when you hear
varsh in particular there's there's two
so so when you hear you're hearing the the language of quraish was asked which
did he prefer he said
i prefer nafiya and if not then awesome and awesome is
which is what most people learn house and awesome so the the the prophet they said moment
they didn't say men that's benitamim they said [Music]
uh they didn't have uh they had been abandoned [Music]
they didn't say with two hamzas like that they would drop the hamza um so
and then also they had imala there's only imala i think one time in house if i'm not correct
but in in varsh you have imada sora and kobra so you have like
that's all that's the language of the quraish and so
that was mabur so he's
imam he's also called
fulfula i think or yeah so kirk he was a nubian servant he used to look
after the prophet's uh property and guard like a like a uh
uh house guard not or somebody that guards the the house and then zedon
safina is an amazing person safina whose name means ship actually
in a hadith al-haqam relates and it's a sound hadith according to imam ahakam safina was in a shipwreck
and he ended up he he got to shore on a piece of a plank from the boat
and he was completely lost and he went into this rabbah like a forest and this lion came
and savina relates this himself a lion came and safina you know the lion he said
started growling at him like he was hungry and safina said ya assad
you know o lion anna safina to maula rasulillah i'm sathina the maola
of the prophet sallallahu alaihi salaam and he said at that point the lion started wagging his tail
and and then he said you know he he came up and he nudged him and he would move left and right and he
showed him the way to the to the road that safina reports that himself it's one of the miracles of
woman says believe in the aliyah the karamat
al oliyah and whoever negates them negate them so and then he also
safina said that when when the lion took him to
the road he said he saw going as if he was saying goodbye
to me and then he left now there's also a rewa fabita that muawiyah confirmed when
akba bin nathe went to kairowan in tunisia they needed
wood for the to build his uh
in arabic in the arabic language caravan is a as a cafe that's actually on its way back
but erawan is a caravan is a a popular it's a caravan that's carrying
weapons and that's what he named his capital but he needed wood so he went to a forest
this is the same man who is famous in morocco for going into the water in southern morocco he went into the
pacific and he said allah bear witness that if i knew there were people beyond this ocean
meaning native americans he didn't know that there were but they were there he said if i knew there
were people beyond this ocean i would build ships to carry across the ocean to take this message
but actually asked the animals to leave he esta then he said we need this forest
for houses for the muslims and so we're asking you to leave and they said for three days they saw
all the animals leaving the forest literally leaving to go live somewhere else
when he heard that he wanted eyewitnesses to hear that and so that is considered
one of the mutawatar karamat of the tabine it's an amazing narration
so muawiyah affirmed that he also affirmed the cow that spoke muawiyah was very you know these are
important things to to establish also
when he took the soldiers across the the lake with the horses in pursuit of
some people he just said bismuth saves me that and follow me and he went
off and they saw the horse go across the water without sinking these were confirmed karamat of these
people now some people say you know why don't these things happen
anymore well look at us
that's all you need to that's the only answer you need trust me the christians their message
spread by healing if you study the early christians they many and those are mutawata
they would come to places people would have leprosy they would just do laying on the hands and people would be healed many many
people that's how it spread so karamat are the way religions initially spread
because it convinces people once it's established the karamat are not as necessary but they're still
karamat amongst the awliya and and uh you know alhamdulillah the the the
people of allah there there's karamat i mean i've seen from some of my teachers amazing things
more there's kesh what's called kesh which is an unveiling i mean i saw unveilings from
hajj on more than one occasion clear undeniable for me
and other people there's a man in in in jeddah right now staying at sheikh
abdullah binbaya's house i mean i'll tell you one story this is a true story because i witnessed it
his name is muhammad his son is yahya
and and he's the first person that told me about and he told me about his father and his
father is known for this karamat very unusual man
but i was in giro which is a little city in the village nearby kifa and i'd never been
to kieva before and they asked me if i wanted to go to kefa and i said you know there's only one reason i want to go i'd like to see this
man and and they said no he lives in the desert outside and
we don't have time to go there and anyway they convinced me to go just for the trip just to see kefa so i went now this was
before cell phones and there was no electricity none there was no telephones nothing so we got to keefa and they had
to get some photographs and we were in the middle of the town and there was probably about five or six
of us and this man comes up breaks into our little circle we were talking takes my
hand and says you know like good things happen.
and then he said salaam alaikum and then he just left and they all started laughing and i said
what was that they said that's muhammad that's the man you wanted to see so i
mean i saw that myself you know and that's
just uh so these people there were a lot of
miraculous things happen around these people i mean on my bed when the prophet saws got to own my bed
she didn't have any food and and the prophet saw i said and said do you have anything she said well if i had something i would she was
bedouin lady she said if i had something i would give it to you she said we're in bad condition he said
bring the shot and she came and she said he touched the sha and she saw the flesh fill
and then he touched the udder and it filled with milk and then she said when the prophet did
the place he did will do there's a tree in that area and it's still there the tree is
there but it's dry it's it's huge tree it's
dry the she said a the tree that grew from the place he did will do
she said they called it that mubaraka the blessed tree she said nobody ate from the fruit except they
were quenched their thirst and their hunger and if they were sick they got well and she said it was beautiful and more
green and luscious than any tree that they had seen and she said one day they woke up and it
was dry and she said she knew the prophet elijah had died and that was the day that he died that's
on my bed so the miracles of the christian the early christian
they were real miracles i mean i read uh about the you know they have in catholicism and
orthodox tradition it's actually a condition for beatification that your body doesn't
corrupt which we believe that also the the bodies don't uh
the the earth does not eat the the bodies of the the real saints sanctified beings i mean
there's only that are good people saudi but the sanctified beings people in a state of sanctification
the earth doesn't eat their their uh and the habit of quran it doesn't but it's not half of
like somebody that just can recite the quran from beginning to end it's the one that lives the quran because the real meaning
of hafiz is not just to know the letters but to actually it's
lives by it so the but they they did a study of the bodies in
the vatican because in the catacombs they have all these bodies that are in a state of complete preservation
and this was discovery magazine did an article on this because they allowed the scientists to go in some of these bodies were had been
mummified through you know the the process that they do the arabs call it the uh and those were
often the popes would do that just to like a little insurance policy so hoping they'd get
sanctification just in case they were going to rot they had to mummify them but but they there were several that and
one of them was a pre-islamic she's a patron saint a prostitute she was a prostitute that made toba pre-islamic lady the one of the
scientists said it was i was in awe to look at this woman in perfect preservation
and he said you know they explain it by the moisture and it's they're in these catacombs and it preserves the bot
that's how but that's real here many times
the gravediggers here when they dig the thing they find bodies imperfect uh thing i know sheikh mahmoud sawaf one
of the scholars from iraq who came and and during the
the uh the flood where say naham's body was exposed
he saw and i heard this eyewitness and this a man i have no reason to doubt his veracity because he he's one of the
ulama he was in medina and brought in to re-bury the body of hamza and he saw
the body was undefiled and uncorrupted
so and also the musk scent that comes out of many of the graves
i've smelt it in in several different places that's it's real
so these are all signs um for people that are open to them if you're not open to them
allah avails you from them as simple as that you have to be open to the unseen to experience the unseen there's people
that i mean i every time we we've gone to maimuna people come to me is that scent does somebody put that there and it's like no
every time i've gone there it's there so what somebody's gonna go there and
dump thing and it doesn't come it comes only after maghrib this is not in the day times only in the
night time so uh the same with the cave of the prophetic and if you go into the cave
anybody that's ever been there the the the scent that you get when you
first go in is just and and it's it's been recorded in books for centuries i mean somebody's some perfumer is
making a lot of money i guess you know go up there every night
so we it's good to believe in the karamat and not to deny them so that's safina and jasha
is another he was the hady of the prophet the hadith is somebody the arabs say that if you sing to the
camel some say it's from isaj that that the camel is bothered by it he wants to get but the dominant
view is that it's actually it spurs him on out of desire
and um the reason the rajas usually they sing rajas because the rajas imitates
the movement of the camel mustafe mustaferun
that that that beat or rhythm of the rajas that's the meter of rajas that it
imitates the the movement of the camel and so the hadi is the one who sings
has a very nice title for one of his books
the hadi the the singer to the souls
spurring them on it's much better in arabic i apologize spurring them on to the land of joys
of infinite joys so like and that's why traditionally the in
shad was something that was encouraged and jasha was one of the moon shidoon he used to sing for the prophet once he
was singing and his voice was very beautiful kanye shenriful
and he had a beautiful voice and and and the prophet saw i saw him said in one uh
and then another he said yeah and jasha but away done ruden go easy
go easy on the women because their is like a glass bottle it breaks easily
you know how the singers can break glass right that you know some opera singers
can hit pitches so high that it shatters glass that that's what the prophet was indicating
that the hearts are like those glass bottles and and if the singing is too strong
you can really break them and so he he told him that that was what he said to anjasha
and also used to sing for the prophet he once sang and uh and this is in swahili muslim and
when he finished he said the prophet saws
would that you would have allowed us to enjoy him longer o messenger of allah that's in sahih muslim that hadith
the sahaba knew whenever the prophet said rahim to somebody he died shortly thereafter
and and ahmad died in the battle almar said lo matatan abihi al assal
would that you would have allowed us to enjoy him longer o master of now that if you take that outwardly
that's almost like shirk but the meaning the arabs have something called majaz mursal
which is a very important concept in belarus morsal is is is when you attribute
something to the suburb but you understand that it's in reality the musa
the one that is actually doing it so so when when you when you attribute something like you
say the medicine healed me you can say that but only if you understand that it's majaz mursal
like you say i really benefited from that medicine that's majaz morsal if you don't understand that it's shirk
that it's clearly shirk so omar understood that the prophet saw i said was only a
sabbab that it was allah in reality that was the musa bib because he was the prophet doesn't speak
from his own he speaks with the authority of of allah subhanahu wa ta'ala allah has
given him that authority to say things that
his command the prophet is commanding he's called a shadow but that's majas mursal he's not really
the shari allah is the shari so the prophet is not the real legislator
but he's still called the shadi allah says but he also says
you guide to a straight path does he guide or doesn't he guide because allah says he doesn't guide
that allah guides him but in you guide he's al-haadi
majjaz it's it's it's not in reality it's not it's majazan so you have to understand
that distinction in the arabic language is very important
um and then uh mid amu mid amu was one of
the mawali of the prophet saw is mesquine on the way back from khaibar
in in wadarkora madam was struck by an arrow from one of the jews that had gotten away
from khaibar and he died and the sahaba said you know bahin bahan oh what good luck
martyrdom and jannah the prophet said you know would that it would be you know
that's a that's not by a long stretch not by a long stretch and then he said
he stole a blanket you know like a type of shawl he stole a shawl that is now
a blanket of fire for him because he took from the rana'm so the prophesy
one of the worst things that you can do is uh is is is uh is steel so he
mid and that was one but inshallah he was a muslim and and we believe that it was you know
a mistake and that's also a proof that even around the best of creation were weak people
i mean one of my favorite hadiths and it is one of my favorite hadiths in al bukhari
about abdullah yulk his name was abdullah some say it's no
iman the jokester abdullah nu iman he used to make the prophesize him laugh
but he used to drink and he had a problem he had a drinking problem in medina and they used to bring him and
he would be punished and the head punishment in medina i mean i read that some lady got a punishment of 500 lashes he's thinking
where's that come from you're not supposed to go over the you know the tazir
is not shouldn't be more than 40 although omar permitted more because so many people were doing bad things during
his time but you know but the lashes during the prophet's time and and in that early period they used to hit
them with palm uh frogs and also with sandals
with sandals so the you know once that some of the
sahaba found a this drunk man in medina and they were going to go get him to bring him to the
prop he ran into al abbas's house and they knocked on the door of al-abbas bass opened it and they and they said
that that we there was a drunk man came in here and abbas said i didn't see anything they wouldn't he
wouldn't let them in so he was actually veiling this man and when they told the prophets and he just
smiled so people don't you know these people had so much mercy in their hearts
they had so much rahma but uh the um allah
when they punished him he came again one of them one of the sahab said allah
may allah curse him he's always being brought to be punished for
drinking and the prophet salallahu said don't
don't curse him because the only thing i know about him is he loves allah and his messenger
and from that the ulama ibrahim said there is nothing more hopeful for the people of kaba'ir
than that hadith because they said that the the mousia does not negate love
the maasiya does not negate love because the ulama say you know they say uh you know
you know you you you uh you claim to love uh you you you disobey god and then you
claim to love god
this is something by analogically it's just unreasonable and then it says
if your love was truly sincere you would obey inn
because the one the lover for towards the one he loves is in a state of obedience
that's that's a complete love that's why the the the mausia does not
negate love of allah and his messenger but the love is not complete love it's not
strong enough to take them away so so mid
inshallah is like that abu lubabata abu hinden abu
isaiah and memona was somebody that was a geria
that he actually offered in marriage and she
she said that she was just too jealous of a by her nature and she would prefer to stay
in the situation she was in uh wakandaman anderson ibrahim
anas was from his three servants ana sivan madison saudi his mother came to the prop when
he was about eight years old and she asked that he take her the prophet he stayed with the prophet
the entire time that the prophet salallahu was in medina so he would have been an adult by the time the prophet saw isaiah died anas uh is
one of the great muhaddithun he relates a lot of hadith he benefited greatly from the prophet he becomes one of the
great scholars of the sahaba he one of the most beautiful things that he relates
is that he said i served the prophet for 10 years and he never said to me if i omitted to do something why didn't you
do it or if i committed something i shouldn't have done why did you do it he never did that
one of the beautiful stories when he was still a little boy the prophet came in and he said
could you go and do this and this in the market and anna said no
the prophet isaiah just says he smiled and then he left the room now
that is so consistent with modern uh you know social science the social
sciences on raising children is pretty phenomenal the things that have been done now and a lot of it's not being used by
people because it stays in places like harvard but
they call that pattern disruption because what children do when they say no is it's they want to see the reaction
they're like testing the waters and so when the prophet smiled it's like he just
didn't give this any reality and then he left the room when he came back he said later a little later he
came back and he said did you go yet anas he said i'm going right now and that's very consistent with modern
social science about children that the best way to get children to do things is not to force them to do things but to use these
you know what one of the techniques is if you want your child to do something give them a choice
because if you just give them one thing they'll say no but if you say look would you rather do this or this is really a hobson's choice
that's what they call it in english hobson's choice yeah there was a man who
used to rent horses and he can say you can have whatever horse you want as long as he's
in the first stall so that was called hobson's choice so in in english literature when you get a
hobson's choice it's no choice at all so that that's uh that was anna's uh
my best friend so it shows you the type of relationship
that the prophet saw and sam had with these people he did not treat them like subordinates
but treat them with great dignity
and also asthma and hind so those are all the servants of the prophet saw israel
any any questions people have
[Music] i don't i haven't heard that before yeah
never heard that that happens though uh saint chris they say saint andrew who
was one of the followers of christ uh came
to somebody in a dream in the second century showed him where his grave was and told him to take his grave
to scotland so he was martyred too on a
on a broken cross which is why that cross the flag of scotland has that so they
the scots believe he's a patron saint of scotland they believe that he was actually taken from palestine all the way to scotland by
somebody who was told to take him to that place
but i haven't heard that [Music]
about the prophet being asharia the the prophet being what shout out the
legislation yeah the legislature yeah there was there's two hadith that i'm aware of
where one the prophet says that if i did not fear difficulty i would make the
siwak muswak and there's another about uh uh
prophecy i'm saying that i thought that breastfeeding while pregnant might be difficult yeah
like he didn't he'd when i read these hadith i i was confused in that did the
prophet have a choice when there was a law and that he would restrict or what allah
yeah no it's a good point the ulama differ about his ishti had you know the
scholars differ about his ishtihad did he make ishiti had or did did he what was was everything
from uh from you know directly but he was mulham everything he did was
through uh you know divine inspiration and and why that when he
passed by the when he first came to medina he hadn't been in an agricultural community and they were
doing what's called t because nahil is male and female so you
have to cross pollinate so when he saw it he it seemed strange to him he just like
that doesn't seem right and he made a comment about it well they didn't do it because messenger of god and and and so they had
a very poor crop that year of dates and when they told the prophesies
and he said you know you know better about your worldly affairs than i do
like you know i was just he was making a comment of istirhab he wasn't making a tashiriya but in that
hadith we learned so much because he was clearly differentiating
between a bada and prophetic practice and then the worldly things
uh ibn khaldoon said that the prophet saw is him was not sent as a doctor of bodies to teach
people medicine and he said his medicine was the medicine of his people
so when the prophet saw isaiah says to do certain things medically these are things that were understood to
be helpful now there's a blessing in that based on
the like ibn josiah says that you will benefit from this medicine
to the degree with which you believe in the prophet sallallahu alaihi salam so the medicine can be efficacious if
somebody has very strong e-man about it but we know that generally about medicine i mean placebo is based on that
and there's amazing things that people get from having a strong belief in medicine we know that
so belief is a good thing but the prophet isaiah was not sent to
teach the world medicine and and that's why you know the idea of
just following the benevole as the only medicine that you practice
is is uh you know it's denying that aspect that the prophet said antum dunyakum you know better
the affairs of your of this world so
but about the the siwac there were certain things the prophet did not he was afraid
that they would be like the terawea he didn't do it he stopped after a few days because he
saw people because he was worried that allah would make them do it binding on them so
there were certain things that he did not want just out of his compassion and mercy for
his ummah but the siwak he was very adamant about using the siwak
some of the sahaba tried to count the number of times he used it in a day he cleaned his teeth several times
during the day um he took very good care of his teeth he had impeccable
you know we would call it oral hygiene he flossed his teeth uh
is the sunnah ibn abi zaid mentions it in the book of the sunan
that it's it's a sunnah to floss the teeth and he used to use a palm fiber
through the teeth and and said that the angels are disturbed by food between a prayer's teeth now we
know now we're just starting to understand the implications of oral hygiene
and systemic diseases even like heart disease and things like this are related
before you go into surgery you know they they want people to have clean mouths
because it's a way of introducing bacteria into the bloodstream and people are more susceptible to certain illnesses
so the prophet i think one of his miracles is his uh just his real concern about people's
oral hygiene washing the mouth after you eat is is an amazing thing especially in a in
an environment where water was not uh readily available but the fact that he
wanted people to wash their mouths after they ate is extraordinary cleaning the mouth
during wudu washing the and using a siwak for wudu if you did we'll do five times a day
which is mandu you would be cleaning your teeth five times a day now you don't have to use the seawack
a toothbrush is fine and that he used a sea waxy whack is actually it's
you know if you have it available like these it's very nice it it's a good uh cleans the teeth and it's
also i mean even now they say you have to you should change your toothbrush uh you know frequently because they
become actual carriers of germs and they can actually infect you as well so um
there's no doubt everything that the prophet saws came that has been established as a sunnah
of him a practice is prophetic and it's wahi we believe that his sunna
is wahi in equal to the quran it just does not have the status of the quran in its legislative power
because the dilala is normally vania and and the urud
is normally vania which means that both its signification and its the the uh
the establishment of it being from the prophet without any doubt is quite hard
to achieve with certainty so the mutawatar hadith is equal to the quran in legislative
power it can abrogate a verse of quran and and but the ahad hadith which are the
majority those have that's where you get the khiraf at the differences of opinion
can you please remind the students about not wasting food
we're in medina the food here you know alhamdulillah i i it was kind of bothering me but then
i just thought subhanallah you know uh you know
who can say the bounties of god that he brought forth for his servants
are haram who can say that you know but before that ayah allah says well
so right before that verse allah says eat and drink but don't do it to an excess because allah does
not like extravagant or wasteful people so the um you know the food's a blessing
alhamdulillah the hotel's a blessing it's all good um but but but just take what you need
and the rest is on them what they do with it that's not your sin but if you take food and and then you
just the plate gets thrown away you did that that's that's that's yours
and wasting is is a really it's not a good thing and people who know i know there's some
people in here whose mothers or their grandmothers they saw them i know this there's some syrian ladies in here are
you syrian do you remember your grandmother right seriously
the even the bread even the hubba of rice you know just even one rice
grain these people were taught that was the way the muslims were
they really were taught that this is you know the blessing and to exalt the
blessing and food is a great blessing we're in a time when there's a cornucopia there's an abundance
in certain parts of the world but not in other parts so you have to remember that there's people that don't have
a lot of food there's people that are actually hungry right now there's people starving right now so you have to keep that in mind that
it's a blessing be grateful for it but just take you know they
we say in english you know my eye was hungrier than my stomach you know sometimes you see all the food you put more on you but just take what
you need if you want more go back for seconds but take what's reasonable i mean when i'm
in medina it's you know you're here in medina so you really have to try
this is you have to observe the sunnah in this city as best you can because we're right next to the prophet
salallahu subhana give us
give us the ability to be good neighbors for the prophesies and while we're here
and insha'allah bless all of you
salaam you

qurrat 9
Benedictions and our lord's honor upon
him we say better
his bodyguard on the day of badr was sad ibn abi walk past
and then muad the son of mua's
and they included two at ahud muhammad ibn muslima and daquan both of them
the prophet saw sam had bodyguards and his his
initially he took bodyguards and then allah after the battle of ahud when he lost his he uh one of his
his his tooth was broken and he he also had ibn kamiya
hit him so hard that the chain mail actually got got into his cheek so one of the
links in the chain mail because they wore a uh the helmet and then the helmet had
the chain mail on the side to protect from blows you've probably seen these in museums so
he hit him so hard uh that and he said take that
you know from even the prophet said and he he ended up also coming
to a bad end so the uh the prophet saw i said after ahad allah
said allah will protect you from the people
at that point he gave up bodyguards he no longer used bodyguards he did not have people guard his house
there were a lot of people don't know there were actually 13 assassination attempts on his life
so you can imagine the type of conditions that they were in
there were attempts at poison there were attempts at
i mean one man came to him he was resting under a tree and he was a one of the arabs
desert arabs he came and he raised up his sword and he said who will protect you now
and he was about to kill him and the prophet said allah and at that point he dropped his sword and just started shaking he couldn't
even and then the prophet picked the sword up and said who will protect you
and the man said be quick and the prophet said you know just go so he let him go
so he he forgave the people that attempted to kill him he forgave all of those people
even the jewish woman that poisoned him he forgave her and in the rewire that
says she was killed she was not killed for the prophesizing but for
one of the sahaba who died from the poison in the riwaya one riwai says that she wasn't killed
that he just forgave her but in the riwaya that says she was it was it was not for him it was for the
other because any huck of his own he forgave people but when it was the huck of others he
did not so always when it was his own right he forgave people but when it was
for others he did not so and then he says
was his protector on the day of al hamduck
said that he took over 70 blows for the prophesied synonym that he was literally jumping to catch
arrows that were coming down so these were like i mean i you know i mentioned this before about the
you know the secret service they do the same thing but they have to be trained like
pavlovian dogs to to go against their nature because it's very
uh difficult for a person self-preservation is is the first law and parents will do it
for children out of excessive love so a parent will jump in front of a car to save the child
but it's it's a it's it's a very uh it just goes against our instincts so
these people were this was like love of a father for the child it's that
sen where the love is greater than the love of self and the arabs the word battle in
arabic is a very interesting word because bataan comes from a word battle you know to be false and so the hero
you know you can you wonder why the arabs when they the words that they use for things
always have root meanings and then the root meanings are usually there's always a
metaphysical principle behind why that word is chosen the word for hero in arabic comes from
falsehood but the reason the bottle is called batal is because
because he's willing to eliminate his ego
his self his own nufs for something greater so the bottle is the one that transcends
himself so he transcends the falsehood of his own self
for something greater and that that's where the idea of battle comes from so these men were true
and you know abdullah binbaya i thought it was very interesting because when one of the boys came in
hani hodges son and his name is hamza and he said oh masha'allah
al-batal you know and then he said star in english he said star
and star and and and then he looked at me and he said you
know star is the prophet isaiah used that term as habika my companions are
like stars and also imam shafi said about imam malik he said
if the scholars are mentioned malik is the star so he was just saying how that modern
word is actually a word that the arabs used to describe the stars but shattanam
big difference between our stars and their stars
were all at the famous battle of khaibar so these men were with the prophet saws but
the prophet at this point was completely unconcerned because allah promised him to allah
is his protection but there were still the sahaba where um
it's it's like abu bakr when he was riding on the camel and swaraka was just behind
him he kept looking back and then he would look at the prophet the prophet was completely relaxed he was
reciting the quran he wasn't bothered by but abu bakr was so nervous and the same
when they were in the cave the prophet sam had complete sakina
because he was in a complete state of trust with allah subhanahu wa he had no doubts
about what he was doing and but the azbab in the world of asbab the azbab for most
of us are overpowering the azbab but when you're in a state of istirach
when you're in a state of complete presence with allah the azbab are almost
comical there's a comical element to them which is why there's something really
quite humorous about the root of existence that that uh
you just can't take things as seriously um as as as people that are still
completely veiled by the azbab so the the prophet saw i sent him had he
was in a complete state of trust uh during all this time
and then he said is the place that on their way to
khaibar on the way back and there were some some of the jews that were had gone out shot at them
and also bilal the the ibrahim
so he the best of creation later abandoned bodyguards after being informed that he was under god's direct
and also the uh the camiliers were al bara
and anja uh as as the chronicles tell us the
he doesn't mention a couple of the other um he had some other
the um
used to sing for him and also his uncle sadama ibn at aqua
the family had good voices they were also part of the um of
the the of the prophet sallallahu alaihi and these were the people that sang during the caravan trips and
is also the brother of malik ibn anas so he's the older brother of malik and
then he also had omar was the younger brother um whose bird the little bird died the nu
and the prophet isaiah visited him and that he said that over 300 different
issues were derived from that hadith of visiting omar for the for for when his bird died
one of them is taziya for pets you know is to actually show condolences
when people's pets die because people have strong connection when we get to the section on the pets
of the prophet sam uh it's it's quite extraordinary that
the the stories about them so the um these were the camiliers of
the prophet who sang for him
to clarify who were the ambassadors of the chosen one to the rulers of the known world prayers and peace of god be
upon him as long as heavenly orbs revolve in their orbits we say
uh the prophet sallallahu alaihi sent amer to the uh the negus of ethiopia
and he that he honored the letter he actually he was on when when the messenger came
he was on a horse he got off down out of respect and the what you see about the negas of ethiopia
is he was a very humble man and um he was a christian so humility is
a christian virtue not always practice but he practiced it and
he read the letter um he placed it on his head he he showed deference to it and
in the this the sound his opinion is that he became muslim and and concealed his faith
and the prophet isaiah actually on their way back from tabuk he got the news that
the najashi had died and he prayed on him and and he prayed on najashi
with according to the three imams but according to imam malik it was not
which is why imam because the proof for that she prayed on najashi that's the
the proof the dele for somebody even though they're not there you do a
funeral prayer but with the monarchy opinion is that it actually was
that the uh najashi was hadha because the angels actually brought his
body before the prophet salla is him so he did not praise sarah so the marriage does not have
for that reason so this is the kidaf amongst the medaheb
and then so he says well mata music
so that is is the the um that the prophet saws and prayed
according to the three imams and according to imamatika radhilanu uh it was
it was there now the the next uh person here which is
was sent to her who's also called hercules in in the english formulation of this
means that he coveted his kingdom uh the the the
knew that the prophet saw islam was a problem when he met with abu sufyan and some of the leaders of
quraysh he asked them about the prophet and he knew there were certain signs
in one riwayah he actually it says that he brought his major
his mela the the notables including the bishops and he asked them what they thought if
if they would accept islam and there was such an outrage they said that they would remove
him from power and at that point he said no no i was just testing you to see how strong your faith was and
so that's the opinion about that he did not become muslim but decha is very
interesting because he he was a very beautiful man and he was the man that the arabs sent
to the kings before in jahalia he was their messenger which is why
according to imam al-jasooz the great moroccan scholar who did his commentary on the shema imam jasooz says
that the reason jibreel came in the form of was because the arabs sent
the most beautiful face to the to the the rulers and the prophet sam was so
much greater than these other rulers but they just were unaware of it so that when he the prophet was asked
about the form that jibril came in he said it was like decha that his
form was like dehyah and that is why according to him jesus that is why um
but he sent uh
and when he went into uh the it's it's quite an extraordinary
story he kisara had a massive uh
carpet that was made of jewels the whole thing and it was when you went into the throne
room so he went in and gave the letter and kisera
who was very arrogant and persian the persian
kings were despotic and also it was they had the divine right
sense they were not like the greeks the greeks were much more they had the idea that the king just is
not all that different to us he's just uh first amongst peers so to
speak that was the the the greek view the hellenistic view but the persian view was the king
was everything and he was very arrogant so when uh the the messenger came in and gave
him the the letter he completely uh showed utter contempt
took the letter ripped it up when the prophesies and heard that he said
may his his dominion be rent asunder because it's it's arrogance and contempt
and the the one thing if you note in in the in the prophet saw is the one thing that was intensely
loathsome to the prophet was contempt and ridicule humiliation
humiliating people that is why the most difficult thing that happened to him
more than ahud more than any other thing was his experience in ba if and he told aisha that was by far the
worst experience what your people did to me your people the arabs what they did to me in life was the most
difficult thing that he had experienced because of the utter contempt he went and the one thing he asked them was just
if you if you don't want to help me please don't let them know that i came here and they
just mocked him they had their servants and the and the the kids throw rocks at him
so it was an incredibly difficult time for him but he he had such an intense sense of human
dignity and not the dignity of the hierarchical dignity
of the world he treated the lowest people with human dignity he treated servants with human
dignity he treated when uh
you know adivanov when he uh when he went his sister told him to go because she
when she was taken prisoner and she the proverb used to pass and she tried to get his attention on the third
day she got his attention and he's he's said who are you and she said i'm the daughter of hata mata
and he said free her because her father loved makaram and akhala her father was an ethical man who loved
virtue and so the prophet freed her just because her father loved virtue
so when she went and met her brother adi who was a tribal chieftain he was a christian also and uh
used to take tax from his people mex she met him because some of the arabs
fled to to syria and the assassina would honor them the
she said to him you should go and meet this man because he's either a king or a prophet
if he's a king you're the son of hatm he's going to honor you if he's a prophet you don't want to be
amongst the people that miss him so when hatham went to see the prophet saw isaiah
he met him and when he told him who he was he took him and they were walking to go to the uh to his house and he
looked at the prophet sam and an old woman came up
and stopped and took the prophet and the prophets listened to her and told her he would
help her and hatham said well i knew he wasn't a king because it just wasn't the behavior of
kings to that anybody could stop him on the road like that and then they went to the house and he said that he gave offered
him a pillow in a very sparse house and then had him the prophet looked at me said
you know maybe you're not responding to my religion maybe there's
some reasons why you're not responding by religion and he said if
if you were a christian why did you take the mix why did you take that tax on your people
because that wasn't and hatim was quite shocked one that he knew that he did that but two that he knew
about the religion that it wasn't right so uh and and then he just told him that uh
you know perhaps you you think because we're poor and impoverished and he said there's gonna be a time when
people it'll be hard to find people that will take charity because there's so much wealth and he
said maybe you think our conditions are difficult he said there's going to be a time when the uh a woman can go out from
syria and go to yemen and not fear anything but the the wolf on the road so the prophet saw
is told him that these things would happen
and adi said that he saw what the prophet
saw is in promised him he also said one of the things that he said was very interesting
is he said that from the day that he became muslim the
the he he never heard the adhan except that he was longing to pray
that was one of the things that he said so the uh kisara got his
his empire was was rent asunder his son ended up
killing him and then his his but what's interesting is his father
when he realized his son was out to get him devised a scheme and had this letter that was poisoned
and and it was like the secrets of the state so when his son saw it he
opened the letter to took the letter and he ended up being poisoned by his own father so
it's an amazing where the father kills the son and the son kills posthumously the father the the father
kills the son and then the sisters take over uh so this this is uh this is all from
that complete disregard for the letter of the prophet isaiah
um that they had and then uh
and he says who through intelligence rose to meet the challenge of meeting
the ruler of egypt you know i mean it's the english is expanded but that's the meaning of it
when hatha got to egypt he he uh mokalkas was in alexandria
and halter went there and they said oh you'll never get a you'll never get a meeting with him it's
too difficult because he was a ruler of the the coptic uh egypt so haathab said
where where where is his residence and they took him and it was all guarded and you couldn't get in but it was on the
ocean so hatha rented a little boat and he went out to where you could see
and he was waving the letter [Laughter] and mulcaukes saw this man out on this
boat waving this letter pointing to the letter and he told them to tell that man bring
him in because he its curiosity killed the cat you see what's that what's he doing
people want to know so that's so the intelligence of the man and this is
one of the yeti he gave you nasser through his victory
but also with these incredible people that he provided you with i mean the prophesizer was given such
incredible people and then he was also had the sagacity and fathana
is one of the four wajibata of the messengers this real brilliance he had the ability to
give the task to the right person and so many things in life fail because people do not know who the right
people are for the situation but he sent health up there and he was able to get
the meeting with mukalkas and then mokokas ended up he was so impressed with
the messenger as well as the message but with the messenger and the messenger this allah sent the
prophet salallahu so the messenger represents the the the one being
the one who's sending and that's why diplomats are so important who you choose to
represent you the um the reason that the saudi
uh alliance with america according to their own history the reason that they're allied with the
us and not with great britain is over the church hall and
and roosevelt because churchill met with him and sean mcsheck met with medical abduraziz and and when
he met with him he had his brandy and his cigar and he actually said to him
churchill said to king abdulaziz and i was very offended by that because
churchill just didn't care but when when roosevelt met with him off jeddah
in in a in a ship roosevelt used to go into the elevator to smoke so as not to bother the king and the
king was told that and he had immense deference for king abdulaziz and that
really impressed king abdulaziz so it we tend to forget the importance
of of these basic courtesies and and who's representing who which is part
of the reason why islam is suffering so greatly is because so many of the people that are speaking
for islam have so little to do with the character of the prophet sallallahu alaihi which
ends up people associate the messenger with the one who's giving the message
it's a disaster so it's very important the duats who your duat are because the duat are
the ambassadors of the prophet salallahu and we'll see in the letter that he sent
in fact i'll just show you here the letter that he sent here
to in the name of god the personal compassion from muhammad the servant of god and his messenger
to hirapal adhimar the great leader of the byzantines
i call you to the invitation of islam aslam
enter into submission and you you become secure and whole yo
god will give you your reward twice because the christians get double the reward they get
because the christians believed in the last prophet sent to humanity before the
prophet sallallahu isaam who's jesus and for some whatever reason
allah subhanahu wa ta'ala gives these people twice the reward so the people that
enter into islam from christianity have in essence allah has given them some kind of
special status
and if you turn away you have the sin of the irishiyin the irishiyin are the leaders of the
people who are responsible for helping the people
they're the people that like the intellectuals the the the the religious and political
leaders the people that are responsible for the guy guiding of the people so he's being told here if you turn away
you will have the sin which is a much greater sin because the people in leadership when they don't
help the people that what they're taking to account for is not just for their own sins but the sins of all the people they
have betrayed so the prophet saw i said was letting him know and then
oh people of the book come to this common word that we share allah
and we don't associate anything with allah attack and that we don't take
some as lords over others mindunidab from other than god vento
alofa and if they turn away just say we testify that we're in a state of
submission if you're not um and then
that's what it means it's the hakamiya of of the uh the people that we don't that there's no
hakamiya in other than allah subhanahu wa ta'ala that allah has the ultimate authority
in the world and that nobody has that authority other than allah subhanahu wa without it because this is sent to christians and the
christians obviously had tawheed i mean they believe in one
god even though they have a problem with the personas but this
was when ha ha when adebono hadam came to the prophet he asked him specifically
about this verse because he said ya rasulallah we we didn't take them as arab
and the prophet saw i said said did you used to consider permissible what they said was permissible and haram what they
said was haram and he said yes and he says that's how you took them as arbab
so the the that's a very important distinction that the prophet saws
was articulating about christianity because i think a lot of muslims have some real mistaken ideas about
islam's view of christianity the christianity is a
uh they believe in one god they don't believe in three gods they believe in one god
and that's very important because muslims can marry christians and and we can't marry mushrik
so and even though even um said that there's nothing more uh you know
that doesn't have more than to say god's uh one of three so but it's important when
you get into serious christian theology you'll you'll see very clearly that they
do not believe in in corporal that god has a body they don't believe that he has
and that's why the incarnation is is just it's something they don't even know what
it means literally but if you get into their theology it's very clear that they do not believe god is in time
or place or space god is beyond all of those things that's and and anybody's
if you really want to look into that you're it's all available aquinas is very clear on that um
but the trinity is a problem and we definitely do not accept the trinity
and uh and we believe it's a taharif you know that that that's something that
the christians deviated on on their their uh and it's an early debate you know what it
what even what it meant like i was mentioning earlier the like or similar same these are all
problems in their theology so the prophet saw isam
was given gifts by mokaukas he sent him two women who were coptic women sirin
and maria one of them maria tasarabiha the prophet sallallahu alaihi salem took
her as a she becomes um which is a status that um
it's basically the mother of your children because she gave birth to ibrahim so
and uh and then the hatab also he gave him quite he gave him some really nice
clothes and he gave him some gold um but he gave the prophet
gave the prophet sam a gift of considerable amount of wealth he also gave him two uh animals
one was duldul the prophet named duldu which means
porcupine and it was a bakala it was a white very beautiful mule
which is a cross between a mare and a donkey so
and then also he gave me a four which is the the donkey that the prophet sam used to to write and he'll talk about
that when when we get to the section on his animals um so uh
and he gave him a servant who was mentioned earlier
uh and then he sent also to the two rulers
of of oman and oman is
at that time it was also part of yemen so uh like if you look now oman
stretches it's part of the where the emirates meets on that horn and then comes down and
then there's a a very arbitrary line right there in the which is all from british
post-colonial uh period but that region was pretty much one region but it
did have different rulers so the one that had had their own rulers the people of oman
now the people of uman are mainly ibaldiyah which is a a remnant they're not
technically anymore but they are a remnant of the whole adage uh because the the khaladis went to
places that were difficult to get oman is protected by mountain ranges so the khawarij went there and
established their own state there and then also in algeria oddly enough
and and in pockets in iraq and different places but the ibadiya is uh it's now i mean
they're they have a quite uh serious tradition um one of the ibaldi sheikhs
from oman is on the majma al-fakhi and sheikh abdullah told me he is a very
formidable scholar that always when he speaks everybody listens so they do have a
strong tradition there but they're they they they definitely came out of that uh
um tradition so he went to oman and they ended up becoming uh muslim so
he became muslim quite late but he was they called him in
you know that the arabs have something called dahia which is somebody who is almost
too clever for their own good it's somebody who and the arabs use it as a kind of
it's a positive negative term it's one of those you know it's like letting you know
watch out but it's it's it's not necessarily negative because daha is is uh it's it's really from
uh intelligence so ahmedabad was an incredibly intelligent
person and a very appropriate uh messenger to send and uh the the the the rulers of oman
both became uh muslim so and then uh
uh and uh who that who was the ruler there asked the prophet saw isaac to share the
the dominion with him and he said if you'll do that i'll become muslim and he the prophet wrote him a letter
saying dominion is god's it's not mine to share i don't even possess it so the prophet
was not a king sallallahu alaihi and just letting him know this is not about
dominion it's not about so this was the type of idea that this man had and so the prophet saw isaac sent him
that and he ended up refusing uh to become muslim and then also to jordan's ruler
uh uh he this was a man which was in jordan
he sent xuja but who was
the ruler of bahrain he sent and he's also he's a very interesting
sahabi and miracles were recorded about him i mentioned one of them the other day
about the horses going across the lake in pursuit of some persians
so and he was also another very brilliant sahabi and then um
the the prophet allah i said i'm sent to uh to yemen
[Music] and also and
who was one of the the uh the he was a hazaraji uh leader
he he sent him and the beautiful hadith when he sent him uh he told him first call the people to
la ilaha and if they answer then tell them that allah has followed the allah
and then he said if they answer that then tell them that they have zakat of their wealth so the prophet was
teaching prioritization in tawa you know one of the things people do now is like dump it all on people all at
once and they get overwhelmed if you just try to call people to la ilaha illallah
that's the the single most important thing muhammad rasool allah if that was
the focus of the tawa you would get a lot of people becoming muslim but when they think they have to do all these
things just to get in the door then it becomes very difficult so you
want them in the door first and there's plenty of room for bad muslims we've got a house filled with
bad muslims i mean there's so many muslims that don't practice islam but they have mohammed rasool allah and
we believe that as a weighty thing to have particularly in the west
you know muslims because most of you are living in the west muslims really need to lighten up about
islam because one of the things that happens to converts is when they first convert there's a lot of zeal quite often i mean
there's lukewarm converts who convert for other reasons like marriage and things like that i've seen
plenty of lukewarm uh converts but they're converts nonetheless and that's fine lukewarm is better than cold
so the but when you get the the hot they're almost at the boiling point they
can be tipped over quite easily and and what will happen and i've seen
this happen many times because islam is a marathon it's not a sprint
do you know it's a marathon and marathons you have to pace yourself
you know no one will take on this religion in any extreme except he'll become
overwhelmed by it if you try to practice all the sunan right away if you try you can't do it like john mccain said
you can't do it my friend yes we can
so uh but really we can't do it you know the the the i mean i used to
just the the the amount of vicar he did in one day was just so overwhelming for
the whole area to come nobody could do what he could do now he could do it so it means somebody
can do it so you can try but don't get disappointed because
allah gives people different things we visited somebody and was with us and some others you know
somebody who lives in the city and his entire life has just you know been calling to allah
his whole life and he's one of the most beautiful human beings you'll ever meet but all of his children are
salihin all of his grandchildren are saliheen and people wonder about the house like
what's the secret of the house i mean i mean how because every house has dysfunctional
you know and they've got their problems but they're problems like sickness and things like that but when you're with these people they're just
amazing the adeb everything about them he
does not allow any food into the house that he doesn't know about the money that purchased it about
where they purchased it they only get local animals they go they'll only buy from people that they
know pray five times a day in the masjid i mean that's their what the
scrupulousness and people that if you eat their food their food is it's the most amazing food
i've ever eaten really guarantee you the the uh they eat they only cook with wudu
literally they will not cook without wudu they cook with niya of shifa they
read ayato shifa over their food the wife who just died recently may
allah have mercy on her but she used to cook only with zem zom water and and make the intention of shifa
people many times people and i went there many times i had many meals there
people would go who'd just eaten a meal and they they end up going nobody got sick from his food
and and he would make people eat a lot of the food you know to eat so there are reasons why some
people you know scrupulousness is definitely one of the most important things in our
religion the more scrupulous you you have the the more tofiki you're going to have
but the nafs by its very nature is such that your scrupulous could end up becoming an
obsessive compulsive behavior and this is where you see a very big difference between
slaughterhound and between people that just aren't well religion can become a source of real
personal pathology i've seen many people use religious knowledge to go and bang
people over their heads and just make them feel horrible about themselves people use
religious knowledge to uh to just win arguments that's that's all they're interested in
is literally winning the argument they're not they're not interested in getting to the truth they're interested in proving that they
that their position's strong and you're that they know more than you do and they're going to show you and they've got all their dalils and digital
and you know the fastest hadith in in town there's not room enough for the both of
us in this town do you know so there there's a lot of
pathology in religion and in our community and that's why the that's what's so
distinctive about them is that you don't feel that pathology you don't see the ego's
presence in their religious practice or experience but i've seen a lot of really
unwell people and i've been there too i'm i can talk about my own personal
extremism when i first became muslim and partly it was just because like i said the the self by its nature i mean
this is not me it's um who said and siddhi ahmed zarrow
quotes this in the collide that anesthesia
the soul inclines to extremism in both guidance and in deviation that that's the nature
of the nufs is its extremists and i gave a presentation on capitol hill
and that you know there's some some pentagon people there and some of these american politicians and it was about
extremism how do we deal with extremism in islam and my position was look extremism isn't
the problem everybody's extreme we live in one of the most extreme societies in the world
americans are extremists our eating is extreme our music is extreme our houses are
extreme our consumption is extreme our clothes are extreme
there's extremism everywhere if you told people in egypt that we have hot dog
eating contests where americans will eat over a hundred hot dogs they would just find that the most
bizarre thing in the world like how could somebody go to such an extreme
in in my own state there was a water drinking contest that was put on by a radio station
as this promotional thing and a mother of three died because if you drink too much
water you can dilute all of your electrolytes and and you die but
that's extremism so extremism is not the problem and i just said violence is the problem
violence is one manifestation of human extremism but if you're going to deal with violence
you have to address violence on all sides maybe our violence is a little extreme
maybe operation shock and awe is a little extreme i mean destroying
afghanistan going after these little guys living in caves in toro it's a little bit like smashing a mink
voz with a sledgehammer in order to kill a fly that landed on it but this is the type of extremism that
we have on the planet and when you have extreme actions you will have
extreme responses is the nature of the world so extremism is a problem
beware of extremism in the religion the prophet warned us and so and i've seen people go into
psychotic states from doing doing too much dicker i've seen this i guarantee you i have seen this with my
own eyes people that go into psychotic states from doing too much zika if there's counter dikkar and there's
prescription thicker i'm not i'm really mean that there's over-the-counter you could take tylenol
vico you know get rid of headaches all that stuff that's fine but if you want to take hydrocortisone
dicker you know you're going to end up blowing out your kidneys so
it's really important to to know this there's people that start doing uh you know certain asma a lot has not
obsessively over and over again and and you know you can really harm yourself
the the the ik is something that it's a good thing but generally
subhanallah there's certain thickers that are cooling there are certain thickers that are heating these are all sciences
that the muslims have known for long long time i mean there's a science of the letters
the roof themselves you know the letters that are involved in the names the divine names
have powers so it's it's just very important for people to know that the best thing
you can do is
a good thing to do is a good thing to do
prayer on the prophet will never hurt you it will never hurt you pray on the prophet will always be of
benefit there's can't go wrong with that but people
you know start doing and do uh large numbers of things like
that you know you can you you can so you just you have to be careful with all
religion to me is it's a double-edged sword it's very dangerous there's a lot of religious illness
people just aren't well religiously you know and i think you got a glimpse of it at uh today you know
people i mean these are these are places where there should be sukina tranquility so when you see agitation
the ego is present you know when people become agitated in these places then it's you
know it's it's all just the presence of ego
did anybody memorize the prophets eliza adams
fathers nobody
okay let's let's do that we'll do we'll do the
so just repeat after me
all right so what's the meme saying
so that's the that's the first so work on that today
in s
it's very easy
that's the first what's that yeah we'll do the
next group tomorrow you don't want to take on too much
just take on what you can what what you can do any questions
yeah i'm i'm i think that's true but i it's
right he was very beautiful man
um anything uh-huh
yeah i just i mean that argument is kind of a a you know apologetics i think can go too
far the prophet's law i said um it was an immense honor for these women
i mean they were obviously special women and many of the women wanted to marry the prophet many women came and offered
themselves to the prophet saw it is saddam so the prophet isaiah had ample opportunity
to have his choice of women but he didn't he the women that were
that he married or like in maria's case the only uh one that we know that to sarah biha
that these are women that had some special place with allah subhanahu wa ta'ala they're
going to be remembered as long as people worship allah on the earth and people are going to say are saddam
if they mention khadija they're the um they have a special maqaam
the prophet isaiah had a special place for maria because ibrahim are was from her she and the prophet's wives
were beautiful women they were not ugly women they were beautiful women and
they were not all old um they the the women were young women also so i
don't you know the prophesies him he loved women but he loved women you know in the hadith where he
said right i was made to love from your world
and then the the coolness of my eye the thing that gave me the most joy was prayer
if you look at sent sent is is a is a something in the world that reminds
you of the other world that that's why scent is so important in
in our tradition bakur is important incense the prophet liked incense every religious tradition has incense
because beautiful sense remind you of the achara that's why the soul responds
to him that's why we love perfume all these things it's and it's a spiritual thing it's it's literally in
a spiritual medium scent because it's aerialized it's something that moves
into the air the molecules move into the air and then we take it in and it always
it's such a pleasurable experience so scent is the prophet loves scent um there's
there's obviously a sensual aspect to scent but the reality of scent is that it's actually a more spiritual
experience than it is a sensual experience because it's calling the higher self to something and
the same is true for foul sense which is why foul people like
lower sense and there's people that like bad sense i mean it's just a fact so
um and when you get into even decadent cultures a lot of the foods smell bad when you get into very decadent
cuisine the foods have a very uh like children would like
because they're still in that fitrah phase you know children you know they like
macaroni and cheese like really simple fitra food that's why children children don't want caviar they
don't want they don't want all that stuff they just want really simple fitra food when the prophet saws the women you know
it to use the the anderusian you know uh
says that the greatest reflection of the essence of god in the world is
you know for a tajelli in terms of just to jealousy he said was in the woman
because the woman is the creative force in the world the the womb is
so the womb is the it's the source of mercy in the world and the thing that we love most about
god is rahma and so the prophet sam loved the the the shafka of women he loved the
the the fact that they cried easily he loved their natural modesty he loved
those virtuous qualities of women now that does not negate also that he he loved the intimacy of
women the prophet isaiah was somebody he was a man he was a bashar and
and he but they we don't what what we believe is that his experience of things was not
never a low experience it would always be the highest of experiences it would be expressions of gratitude to
allah of experiencing he was in a state of zika so even at those times it would be
the joys that god put into the world that that was his experience
said that after he became muslim he never went to his wife except with the niyyah of a
a great muslim coming from that experience so these people were you know they they
were men they loved women the women were women they loved men they were human beings there's no doubt about
that but we believe about them that they were a group of people kuntum
[Music] and i i prefer there's two readings of
that some kuntum in arabic can be used for de muma you can use can allah
meaning he always will be so the the the past tense of the verb to be is used
for continuity perpetuity but there's also opinion that that specifically refers to that first
community and to me i think that i'm just saying my own that to me that's the soundest
reading to me they're both valid but that they were a chosen group of people
and they were extraordinary and uh the prophet saw i saw him
was their leader and our leaders a lot of them so i think the the women he he definitely there were he
married widows he married um i don't think he married anybody's for like a political reason he was not
machiavellian in that way and i just i think it's a mistake to look at the prophet like that sophia was a
a beautiful woman um and it there's no doubt that having a
a jewish woman be one of the umahat she comes into islam but being there is
binding it's a binding thing it's something that you know will
give muslims pause about and i think that's probably helped contribute to the fact that they
did treat their minority communities with such deference and protected them the jews were protected
people in in muslim history and so there's no doubt that that
sofia added to that to that binding so i think there is those binding
uh things but in the end i really believe is these women were chosen
uh for whatever reasons uh allah subhanahu chose them for and that
they were also a source of soulless uh
and joy for the prophet salallahu salaam i mean they gave him headaches on
occasion too like spouses that that happens in in households and things like that so it's
not like it was always you know but he was very i mean he always handled those things very
uh beautifully and they got they had they had the food fight when
the you know threw food at each other it was very unusual but i mean it happened
you know when they asked about aisha was there anything i mean you know the prophet saws asked
one of the servants in the house was there anything that you could fault her with she said um she used to fall asleep waiting for
the bread to rise and and the goats would come in and eat the bread that was about
all that she could find fault in aisha for like so i'm doing that
from uh i understand that he died six
so yeah no that's right
he died when he was six
okay there was also another on the the sons there was another
uh clarification needed on that
which line was that one
uh no the sons of abu tadib that they were the difference of opinion
about them i think it's at the earlier
it says to saturn
where was that which one
there's one that says eleven the other says nine or ten so i went with the one it's 11. so
that's why for people that know the arabic that's why it says that
there's another reading so one is eleven the other is nine or
so it's either his paternal uncles were numbered as 12 and it is said only 11 were mentioned
and then in this reading and it is said that it was not 9 or 10.
so that's just a different reading of that
uh if you know a convert closely who has recently started to fall into extremist views what can one do about it
well um i'm showing you somebody here who went through that period i mean i
think a lot of us the converts do that especially if you're younger
i mean they said about marmaduke pickthal gandhi gandhi met him and gandhi really
liked him but gandhi said about him he was he was that he was that rare individual that could
could convert to another religion without becoming a complete fanatic
and and i just thought that was such a now the only person i know like that is dr winter because because he was
because i've known him since we both converted like i think i met him the first year i converted and
it was the first cause we converted the same year and he was always just so level-headed and
like whereas you know i was completely insane so i think it's it's just a
it's a process and the best thing that you can try to help
people with on the one hand you don't want to dampen zeal because that zeal is a beautiful thing
and on the other hand you don't want the zeal to turn into zealotry
because that can be very dangerous and people like padilla i mean ibrahim padillo people like that you know it's very
unfortunate you know these these people come into islam and and it's an opportunity to really grow
spiritually and intellectually and and then they get into the wrong group and they can really
uh you know somebody i know met him in jordan and he you know he was just had
some really extreme views about things so i think it's important
to give people good literature um balanced literature
also the the most dangerous thing in islam is a kind of
it's when you really start thinking that you know and everybody else is wrong
that that's just a really dangerous position i mean i'll give you an example yesterday we were in the haram
and there's this man he's from the saddahin in the haram and normally when i come in he's got
like a radar and all he's like the first person i'll always meet
when i come to medina this has been going on for years and it's it's all it's very strange for
me because he literally just zooms right in so anyway yesterday i was i haven't seen him since
i got here it's been like several days and and i said to sheikh abdullah al qaeda i
said supply you know mustafa his radar must be getting weak and and he said why and i said well i've
been here several days and i haven't seen him he said watch out wallahi
two and there were who was there with me frozen was there two i i
it wasn't like uh two minutes he came up and i just said asl for allah it's my
radar is getting weak it's not his radar ana empty nfc
i just i just said asta for allah you know it's just such arrogance you know really it was just total
arrogance from my part you know and then he left he just he's gave us just all he ever does make dua
you know and then he left and said
people of god they scare you you know [Laughter] yeah so it wasn't him it was me
and that's a danger you know because that's enough that's exactly what nufs does you're the special one no you're not the
special one you know they're the special one they're just honoring you
so it's you know that you have to fight that in yourself until you die it's just it's an ongoing
battle with the ego you know because the ego is you know in enough
ego is just it's always compelling you to to uh to evil the ambassador of the pro
would call people to islam by going to leaders and people other countries and said why is this tao not encouraged
anymore in the muslim west well i mean to be fair to imam khamenei
did that right when he got into power he sent letters to all the rulers so if you have
power you can do that for me to send a letter
you know it's probably a little pretentious but you know aslam teslam and
but hamdidah i mean i gave the the people that i've met i've always
given them i actually went through the quran and
like stikum did for all the important verses and i gave that translation to uh to bush
with like all the little stickums you know just because i said i know you're busy but you should definitely read these parts so
a system that the arabs had in jahalia each letter has a numerical equivalent
you know alif [Music] iii so it's it's it's equivalent they
use it for doing like historical uh you know letters
he just didn't consider it a sunnah to do salat and his proof was the prophesism never
did it because the dilil for the is the najashi
and animatic said it wasn't because he was there
in body yeah
she's very late but i mean this is seventh year
so seventh year after hijara
did you have a question
you know we don't imprecate against them you know we don't make any implications
even if they're oppressive imam tahawi says i mean basically the
the nasiah to the kings is the responsibility of the unema and they're supposed to do it in private
for the the common people are supposed to uh basically not speak ill of their
rulers to make dua for them um to ask for their tawfiq and to give
what their what to give them what is due to them
and to if they don't give you what's due to you then that's on them but that if
they don't give you uh your right that does not give you the right to forfeit their right now that's quite
different from you know the modern you know the post-enlightenment period i
mean is a revolutionary period so you have revolutionary political ideas have
pretty much permeated the world now and revolutionary ideas
differ like american revolution is far more conservative than the french revolution or the russian revolution but
revolutionary idea is that you don't wait for freedom cromwell said disobedience to tyrants
is obedience to god that's a very protestant idea so but that's not really i think
which is partly why the muslim world is the way it is as opposed to the west because the west
were able to throw off their rulers but if you look historically far more blood has been shed in the west
in doing that do you see the muslims did not shed the type of blood
i mean we forget how bloody these wars were to to gain these type of political
rights now there's no doubt the basis is liberty is hariyah that people should be free they
should be free but even you know islam has limitations of freedom
and and that's where we differ with with western definitions are not like we
believe in censorship to a certain degree that certain things need to be censored now karl popper
who wrote a book the open society and its enemies and karl popper is considered the doyan
of of those who have defended democratic
liberal democracies if you read karl popper's last interviews
he was calling for censorship because he said he never thought it would get to this
degree of decadence so even somebody like carl popper who
was completely committed to the liberal democratic ideal recognized there's some real problems
here and he felt television was going to be the just the downfall of man
i mean he really believed that and i think there's a strong case for that i mean the the pornography is they had
an interesting in the today's newspaper an interesting little
arabic cartoon which showed this guy in bed with his computer and he's
looking over at his wife and his eyes are bulging out with like you know red veins and
you know my wife said what's that mean you know she's like you know i said well i think it means what it means you know
he's looking at something he shouldn't be looking at but that's a real problem now that somebody brought to me the
statistics from from the google the highest downloads of pornography now are in muslim countries
based on the computer uh you know for people that are using computers
in turkey pakistan egypt you know very high here you know they they they have it's all
restricted i mean if people are very clever i think supposedly you can get around these things but here there's a you just come
to a dead end or something like that that's that's what i've been told so that's a major problem
when we we did a program i mean i read a book by pamela paul called pornified
and i had no idea the extent of this problem i had no idea
and so we invited her up to to the ris and we gave a talk about
pornography and about this problem and
it really was depressing for me because so many women with hijab came up to me afterwards thanking me for doing that
and nobody wants to talk about this and then they start telling me how their husband's addicted to pornography and what do they do and
you know so this is it's a really i mean this this is a very tough time
for humans because the you know and one of the interesting
things i mean just for the men here because you know i mean there's just statistics as a
one of the really interesting things that that i saw in that book is that people that got addicted to
pornography it got worse and worse and they ended up in the even like in pedophilia and things like
normal people that started out there was no but 10 years on average of of
pornography they said leads to just impotence you know that the men just lose they
they can't you know so it's it's a really it's a very sick vile
thing and and it not to mention all the degradation towards the women because most of the women involved in all that
are are abused women and it's very horrible sorted and mafia there's a lot of criminality
and just terrible things so so it's all contra contributing to the kind of lowest aspects of
of the human condition but um you know these are we have real problems that
people just don't want to deal with uh in the community the human community but
in the muslim community we're we're part of the human community statistics shows that we have a lot of
the same statistical levels of social problems that it's not like we're any better we're doing better we're
faring better than the non-muslims i mean even the divorce rates now are starting to become
uh similar to the western divorce rates in certain regions not everywhere but
certain places and divorce rates here are incredibly high i mean there's a lot of women just don't
want to get married anymore and then they have all these different types of marriage they have missionar and now they have uh zawaj al-wanasa
which is like you just it's a kind of friendship marriage and then they have
zawaj and meh judge you know where you can i mean there's just like all these different marriages
that's like if if you don't have a maharam to go on hajj so you just get married with somebody
and then they take you on hajj yeah don't get any ideas
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Qurrat 13


try i'm gonna really try to get through this material
at least so you have
so he uh he's on the miracles of the prophet isaiah we talked last night about the
miracles um
the israel during his is the israel is is
its mutual in the quran subhanallah
17 sort of quran is by consensus so there's no khiraf the raj
is ahad hadith somebody that rejects the raj is not considered a disbeliever
but it's there's a lot of hadith about it they don't reach muttawattar
but it's been taught which is why if you'll note in the books of apida they
don't really put that in there like imam pahawi and things like that because
the israel is everybody has to believe in the israel but the maharaja is does not reach that
level of certainty about it but there's certainly enough sound hadis
which is why we should all believe in it
the um and then he says
at a place called the sun for the chosen one reversed its course and did so again on the day of the
caravan of quraysh according to the chronicles the prophet saw isam one of the miracles
is that they saw the sun actually come back so it's almost like a reversal
of time that's that's what they experienced and
that happened at least twice and said ali in order to pray the in the
prophet said he was in your service in your allah and so he was able to pray the
asar time also either
another miracle was one of the pagans of of mecca planned and people know that
they met in daru nedwa and they debated and there was a nezhdi sheikh there shaitaan took the form of and
at each point he would reject the suggestions until abu jahl said why don't we take
one member of each tribe because the main problem and it was very difficult to kill people in arabia at that time because if
you killed somebody you had the blood the tribe then would demand satisfaction
and because of that it could lead to trital feuds so it was it wasn't an easy thing
especially somebody uh like the prophesized them even within their own
uh reckoning because the prophet isaiah was from a branch of quraysh and from the
children of so it was not easy but there were 13 assassination attempts on the prophet
saddam he there were several times but this specific time right before the hijrah when he
ali took his place in the bed he came out and he threw dirt and everyone that hit
the dirt actually died at badar so and he said meaning
and and they fell asleep and when they woke up they went in and they found sedna's
also at honain the same thing happened he threw the dust and said and
hunan really the prophesies him almost we could say one honein single-handedly
because everybody was fleeing and the prophesied remained steadfast
he rallied the troops again abu sufyan was holding on to his bhagava
and it was an extraordinary day but again he threw the dust
and in the story of the dove over the cave and the spiders who spun their web while she laid her egg is the most
marvelous of wonders when they went into the uh they had trackers
and the spiders spun a web which if you've ever watched a spider spun a web it takes uh some time for it to
spin the web but the spider spun this huge web over the k i mean this is a big uh if
you've ever been there he spun it over the entire door and then just over the uh
entrance and then just over the cave a hammam a dove made a nest which is again
takes time and then laid the egg so when they came they saw it they just said there's no
there's no people in there and one of them wanted to go in they just said it's a waste of time
that that one he said that that's webb's been there from before the prophesies and was born
you know so the and abu bakr was looking they could see their feet abu bakr was looking he was very nervous
the prophet saw i sent him told him you know don't don't worry allah is with
us so that that in it in and of itself was a great miracle
he was a great tracker offered a hundred camels to find the prophet he went out
some say it was before um says it was after um and
he prefers that opinion both opinions are there but if in parikh he probably talked about that
so surah when he came close to the prophet each time his horse would go into the sand and and he knew the desert
train very well so he knew that that it wasn't normal what was happening he asked the prophet isaiah for uh to give him a man
and he did and then he sent him back and then he becomes muslim at which is where we were after
and so becomes muslim there the prophet told promised him that he would one day wear
the bracelets of kisrah and this occurs in satan omar's uh kid of faith so again the
what what's important for people to remember about these is the majority of these miracles
are not all of them are factual in terms of historical certainty
because they're not mutawattar but there are mutawatar miracles but these are of such sound
bases that the unum have put them in and the reason for that there are far more fantastic stories
that the udama just completely rejected and you'll find these in a lot of the books some of the moalid have
a lot of things that have no historical basis but this is real history these are things
that people witnessed and they saw many of these things that you're hearing like soraka they
tell their own story of what happened and we have several narrations of
different people that heard this from these people so these are very uh strongly documented and the the unimah
of hadith rejected so many hadiths even though they're beautiful hadiths i mean there are many
really stunningly beautiful hadiths but because they could not ascertain their veracity they
simply rejected them like i said about the nasa of the prophet there are many who take the prophet back to abraham
which is a nice thing to do especially when you're you're competing
with the jews for that abrahamic legacy but the prophet saw i'm is
that there they lie who go beyond adnan and so the ulum stop at adnan which is
quite extraordinary and there are many examples of that if if in in our hadith literature
the mu tezilite no scholar could produce a hadith that said
the quran was created because there were just too many mahadithun that could find holes
in these arguments and many many scholars mentions a hadith that was fabricated by
one of the mataki for about the saddle saying that the prophet saws and prayed with his hands at his
side he said i i prayed behind abu bakr umar uthman and ali and they all put their
hands at their side and said his intention might be good but this is not the way truth is established
so the the people of waba were rejected even many of them had good
intentions there's all these uh hadiths that were fabricated about the blessings of
reading quran because people were weren't reading quran as much so some of the
the wild started making up hadees to get people to read
the quran but rejected them they're nice hadith but they're not true
so they just rejected them and so you really have to trust when you study this tradition you you
really start feeling uh a type of intellectual satisfaction with the rigor
that these men and women applied to this tradition there and there were quite a few women in the hadith tradition and as
has been oft mentioned imam shilt and others have said that it's from the
the pride of women that no woman was ever known to fabricate a hadith about the prophet sam
it was it was a man's realm that the women did not fabricate hadees
now he's moving into and this is if you read this poem uh
just as a you know almost devotional thing you get to this point and now he's
beginning so he's actually starting to talk to the prophet sallallahu alaihis and them
and this is aha you know the poet is moving into aha because he was talking in the third
person now he's moved to the first second person
and how the milk flowed when your blessed hand wiped over the udders of the sunriship
when the prophet was outside of mecca and uh at the early period of islam and abdullah bin maser was watching some
of the sheep and the prophet just touched the udder and it filled and he saw this and ibn masood became muslim because of
that that's what why he became muslim so even masaru relates that that he
he saw that and then also in mcdad was with two of his friends
and they were dying of hunger literally they said they were about to pass out they went to the prophet
he took them in and they milked the sheep and they drank till they were full and
then the prophet had some for himself that he put aside for later and and uh
and said that he said he thought he would just call the ansar over
and give them the milk so he decided to drink it himself and he said as soon as he drank it
he regretted it because it was the prophet's milk and he couldn't sleep he started getting
really worried he thought the prophet was going to make du against me and i'll be destroyed and and so he said
the prophecies and came he looked and the bolt was all gone so he raised his hands and my dad said this is it i'm finished he was
really worried and and the prophet said
oh allah feed the one who fed us and give drink to the one who gave drank to us drink to us and and said that the
prophet saw is when he told him what had happened the prophet smiled and he said this is rama
you know his way is rahma it's not the way of so people make mistakes the prophet
forgives people's mistakes and uh and then we'll come in
and how many substances were manifestly transformed by the touch of your blessed hand in the presence of so many
there are many many narrations about this the prophet saw i said uh the uh he mentions
we were there uh and we we saw this ourselves uh the the place where this happened ibn
man when he gave him the the arjuna to go back to his house he told him when you get to
your house there'll be somebody in there and just hit him with this and and it's shape on and he'll leave
and he got there and sure enough there was some somebody in his house and he hit him and and he fled
so that was one of the miracles of the prophet saws
and again the tree stump that was for ibm when you handed it to him and suddenly
it was a sword that happened he he mentions that that the prophet gave him
when his sword broke the prophesize him gave him a stick and right when he put it in his hand it
became a sword uh what um
and it remained with him until the day he was martyred after aiding him in the striking the necks of the enemy
were either the fatter with the father
and also even at ahad who was martyred at ahadi's buried with saydna
hamza he gave him a strip palm branch and it also became a sword when ma'am and
he gave a group of people that were going out on expedition some water and when they opened it to take it they
found that it was milk and cream
[Music] or the time that you after being cooked informed you that it was poison
when after the woman the jewish woman brought the the meat and the prophet bit bit it
but then it it said it was poisoned and he and he spit it out and but one of the sahaba
died the prophet saw i said i'm called the jewish woman said why did you do this she said you were either a liar or a prophet and
i knew that god would protect you if you were a prophet and but if you lied i'd just help
the people get rid of a false prophet so the prophet actually forgave her
for for uh his right and in the rewi that she was killed it was for the other person that she killed
or the time the infant in the cradle testified to your truth some of the yemenis from aliyama came
and one of them had a newborn and and they weren't convinced that the
prophesizer was a prophet and he asked the child manana
and the child said unto muhammad rasulullah you are muhammad the messenger of allah
and that child they called him mubarakal yamama he actually couldn't speak after that
until he he was entering into puberty so he that was the
only thing he said until uh he went into puberty before that but he was called mubarak
so the uh and then what comes uh
and how many inanimate objects or even dumb bees spoke clearly testifying to your truth with clear miracles
the prophets and once picked up some rocks and showed them abu bakr and omar and some
other people there abubakar and omar heard the rocks saying subhanallah tasbih
and the others couldn't hear it another time they heard things saying salaam alaikum to prophesize them
inanimate things the the bub which is weak and this is the beauty of see when
they're weak of the ulama tell you this is a weak hadith they tell you even though it's a
beautiful hadith but it's a weak hadith so they really do
maintain a rigor in in in this discourse so not all the miracles are confirmed
some many of them are weak hadees some of them are mutawatar like the the
the uh the uh hanina nakhla the jeddah in the in the uh in the uh in the masjid went when the uh
the the pillar actually moaned everybody heard it in the whole masjid
that hadith is muttawater it's as factual as any historical event there are so many people narrate that
chain that the unanimous say they couldn't have all been lying about this it just doesn't
make sense when events happen and enough people are there
imam malik says that you know the reason imamatik takes the amal of
the people of medina over single hadis is he says when you have a whole bunch of people
doing something based on ibaddha they there must be a basis for it you can't you can't meaning this not the
the other people so imam matic in medina found all the ulama fasting on friday
as a practice so he'd reject it he didn't reject but he said i'm taking the ahmad because it's
mutawatar over the singular hadis in sahih muslim that say fasting that
neha rasulullah answer that the prophet said don't fast on juma
and imam matic said ibn hormo said if the imam fell out of the minaret on on friday everybody would be talking
about it that things that happen when everybody talks about it means
that there's a basis for it that that something happened so now obviously in the in the time of
mass communication it's very different like today motawato is dangerous because the radio or the
television can put out a lie and uh everybody believes it so that's
that's another thing but that was not the pre-modern world in fact the prophet
i think predicted the internet phenomenon and television in that he said
that the end of time will not come until somebody will say a lie and then he used fa and fa
is is is it means like immediately if you want a
muhle in arabic if you want space between an event then you use thumma but if something
happens immediately like you say you feel
came in and then immediately following zeid
so you don't know which one came in zaid and amer came through the door you know which one came first but if i said
immediately following if i said then there was a space between the one
coming so when the prophet sam said a man will tell a lie at the end of time and it will
immediately reach the horizons of the earth i mean that that is a clear
miracle of the prophet's lies i'm predicting these lies that get click you know you
just push that little button send and suddenly you know a lie has gone from california
to jeddah or something
so and then he says
so he says or the handful of dates that inertia entire armor and after feeding them remained as it was so he
fed a whole army with dates and the dates didn't diminish in number or grow to be even more in fact how much
was distributed for those dates by ibn sakhar even had had the remains and they stayed with
him that he had a pack and it just wouldn't diminish he would give dates from and it kept going it was
until uthman it was taken when they when they took the house of uthman it was one of the things that was
taken and then it the miracle ended
and how many times did you multiply and make the many few and how many times did you restore the dead to life by the
power of allah
and how many trees when you called them came in obedience to the command who was the great wrestler of the
arabian peninsula and and the martial art of the arabs the the the physical martial art was wrestling
they did they they did sword and spear and and uh and archery but the actual
martial art was wrestling and and the prophet saw saddam
the greatest wrestler of the arabian peninsula he'd never been thrown ever and this is a sound hadith asked
him to wrestle him to prove that he was the messenger and the prophet threw him immediately it was the first
time he'd ever been thrown he jumped up immediately and he said do that again
and you know anybody who knows martial arts or has studied martial arts knows that he definitely wanted to see the
technique because he he hadn't been thrown before so he wanted to see it again
because it was so fast that he didn't know what happened now once he did that he said i'll show
you something more wondrous and he called the tree and the tree came and and bowed to the prophet saddam that
he relates that hadith and and he eventually became muslim he actually thought it was magic but he
but he eventually becomes muslim so the prophet saw israel
inanimate things responded to him
or the palm trunk that moan bewailing as mourners do for the dead crying out to you until you received from it
and embraced so the prophet saw i sent him came it received from you and embraced he came in and he and he gave the tree
and embraced and whispered and and told the the it was a dead tree it was a
dead tree trunk he took and the prophet used to give khutbah un under uh right at its side and then
they they built from a mimbar so he moved to the mimbar when he did that the the the trunk was
so sad that the prophet had moved away from it that they could hurt
a moan and and all of the people in the masjid on that friday said that they heard it clearly
moaning and the prophesies him went and embraced it and it stopped moaning and he and he gave it that choice so
that's another one of the clear miracles
and had it not received that embrace it would still be distressed for your sake as long as light appears as if a stranger longing for its home
welcome and how many times did you remove
blindness and waywardness from the eyes and from the hearts until sorry
the eyes could see and the perceptions perceive what consciousness could never conceive of comprehending
will come in
and how many diseases did you heal immediately by simply laying upon your blessed hands
palm laying on of the hands is uh the prophet saws healed like that
we we believe in we believe in laying on the hands the ulna must say that it's not permissible to take a
fee for that like a reward unless the person gets well immediately
because peop people people that have that ability the rookie laying on the hands it has an immediate
effect it's not something otherwise the people just get well naturally i mean many people and uh
the prophet isaiah healed many many people by simply touching them but
indeed even the water flowed in the desert from your palm the prophecies and put his hand in one
pitcher of water and then the other hand and the water came out and the whole
army was able to drink and do wudu and then
or the time when you prayed and it rained for a week and then it stopped when you requested clear skies one of the
better one came and said everything's dying the animals it was a
drought so the prophet prayed for rain they said they saw the clouds form immediately during the rain
prayer and then it rained so heavily and then he came back a week later
everything's it's too much rain and so he prayed to to stop it i was here in
in uh jeddah and they were telling me how when they used to do the rain prayer here when they were kids
back in the 60s and 50s and 60s they they said that they used to cancel
the school because it used to rain literally and the keys the kid these who
are now men in their 50s and 60s told me that they remember that whenever they did the rain prayer
the rain would come and he said now they just do it over and over and it doesn't come
so um you know because rain prayer you need toba it's like a
the whole community has to make toba and you know you turn out the cloak you know it's like revealing yourself to
god so you actually turn the cloak inside out it's like i'm bearing my soul to my lord and
asking forgiveness and in maliki matthab
mentions that the christians come out with their you bring all the christians and the jews out
to also and the animals you bring the animals out for the rain prayer and and it says even the christians can
come out with their crosses and things so it's it's a it's a collective toba
of the community asking for rain because people forget what a blessing rain is and when it's withheld
you can destroy earth i mean earth if if it loses rain the topsoil can dry in
droughts and just literally turn into dust bowls and that's happened many many times so rain is a great blessing people
should never curse rain but the prophet saw i said if he prayed
for rain it came woman
and those you prayed against or prayed for they received in both cases whatever you requested the prophesim rarely prayed against
people but he did on rare occasion he said i wasn't sent
to curse people it's a hyperbolic in other words there are people that he did curse
the the people that killed the uh the quran reciters that he sent who went
into riddha the prophet sent them the prophet hated treachery and when you look
hiyana has the severest punishments that's why adultery is such an odious crime in islam because it's a
type of hijana it's a treachery of your spouse if you commit adultery you've you know
it's a complete betrayal of that sacred bond so whenever there's hijana you will find
islam is very harsh because the highest quality of human beings is is
is its sincerity and truthfulness those are the highest
qualities so whenever people are you know it's it's it's the most odious
type of thing i mean i that's the thing i hate most in people dishonesty
you know just there's nothing worse than dishonesty it's just you know it's always and
always be where people say to be honest you know to be honest because then you
know they weren't honest before right now mudarat is part of the deen so
that's that's not dishonesty it's something else mentions that when the man visited the
prophet saw light he said and he was very nice to him he smiled and when he left he said
you know what a wretched man and aisha said you know
why why did you why were you so nice to him and he said charoness
you know he said the worst people are the people that you fear they're
evil you know that that that uh those are the worst type of people that you you you
treat them well out of fear of their evil and said the prophet did not have nif what
he was actually doing he said was hoping still for the islam of the person so he was treating him well but he was
and he said it wasn't riba because he was also warning about the person you know to
watch out for that person so it's permissible to do that to warn people things like that but uh dishonesty is a
horrible thing
and how many of unseen matters did you prophesy in each manifesto just as you described and foretold
many instances of that many i mean even the quraysh when they would have their secret meetings the prophet would know
what happened in them and and you know there are times when they said well nobody knew that
and they would become muslim from that many examples of that also the honey when his wives conspired and you know who
told you that and who's telling him everything
so the prophet saws many examples of of knowledge of the
of what happened now when you say the prophet you know nobody knows the unseen except allah
that's true but that's a totality of the unseen the prophet has knowledge of the unseen that's why imam abu sadi
when he says from amongst your knowledge his knowledge of the law and the prophet
isaiah told us about the so he has knowledge of the without him we wouldn't know about the
pen and the tablet so the prophet salallahu does not
you know he he's a human being but allah shows to him
you know he he only reveals from the those who he's pleased to reveal that to
and this is what kasp is also the the karamat of the odia there are people that
get unveilings themselves but the nobody knows all of the
nobody knows all of the right but portions of the can be unveiled to uh prophets and and to
people also so the prophet said things from the unseen faculty
and every possessor of knowledge and everyone of wisdom draws from you with the exception of the merciful so
this is the im dad of the prophet saw isaac that the prophet said
you know i'm the one that distributes but god is
the one that gives so the method of the prophet salam is he's a distributor of of allah
subhanahu wa ta'ala's sakura in reality so the prophet salallahu
has a spiritual medal for his ummah for his people that allah has given him
and that that's what he's he's referring to
having said all this how many miracles that cannot be enumerated with uh with finitude you were granted
nor were the nor could they be counted
so praise be to god alone who has given you what no other no one other than you has received
now the chapter concerning the death of the prophet sallallahu israel
his death may the benedictions of his lord be upon him his family and companions
so the chosen one died in the 11th year uh 10 and 1 11 there ai
in the 11th year of his hijarah his age was 63 lunar years sod is 60.
the moroccans have a difference about sin and sod with the easterners but sad is generally 60
so in the moroccan enumeration it it'll differ in the eastern
enumeration on the abjadia and then jim there is is three
so his age was 63 lunar years alan according to the most acceptable report
of he died in the mid-morning time on the
same day he was born so he died on the 12th of arabia it's the time he made he made hijra at the beginning of but he
arrived in medina on the 12th of so that day is a very blessed day
there's no doubt about it um the the the the uh
imam sharisi has a fatwa in the that it's it it is by far the greatest
day even more than the leila but that most of the ulamas say to on that one
that don't you know but there there are many um that wrote fatwas in the book of topeat that i studied uh
of ibn abi makara which is the moroccan book of orology the sacred science of time keeping like
learning how to tell that the shadows and and the days of the year
the star rising so that you can keep calendrical sacred time he he just states that it's
like ijma that there's no gilaf about it that the day he was born is the best day uh in in ever in the
history of uh the world so that that uh
uh that's that that's how it's presented in in uh in those you know medieval texts the
later text in the early period i think i i haven't seen any of that but that's that's
what the later scholars uh make mention of well allah subhanahu wa knows best but
there's no doubt it's a blessed day and
the chosen one was given a choice to remain in this abode to at dubai allah subhanahu wa ta'ala told the angel
to give him this choice i mean obviously the prophet isaiah is going to choose but it's a
with the messenger of allah sallallahu alaihi to give him that choice because the angel seizing death is a very intense thing
and so the angel took permission from the prophet sallallahu alaihi and the angel of death doesn't do that
with anybody so it was the the he was given that choice
so he chose instead to meet his lord benedictions upon him how exalted his station was
his final illness lasted 14 days dal is four years 10 and he was buried
on wednesday in the evening later
his companions were stunned when he died it was a major trauma to the community
and none of them was as steadfast as abu bakr and the prophet's pleasing uncle abbas
and then abu the best of them delivered his famous speech the pro abu bakr went in
just to ascertain that he had died
and you were pure both in life and in death and then he went out and said his famous
khutbah telling the people you know whoever worshipped the prophet muhammad
whoever worshiped muhammad muhammad has died and whoever worships allah you know the living god who never dies
so it was a very very difficult time
allah and with his words he was able to strengthen and resolve al haddar also
came the this is a narration that you know some of the utama say that
he remains on the earth like ilyas is there's a giraffe about ilias also
elijah you find that in the gospel when when when they the they ask
john the baptist are you elijah because the jews believe that elijah
still walks the earth is it said that he drank from the the
the fountain of youth which is where ponce de leon heard these stories from the muslims and went to
florida looking for the you know the story for americans who know that history ponce de leon was a spanish
one of the explorers and he'd he'd read about this story of the fountain of youth in the
muslim tradition that there's a a fountain that if you drink from it
you won't die until the end of time and al-khadar was according to one
tradition was a scout in the army of suriman was sent to get
this some water and he found that water and drank from it and when he got back to tell them he
couldn't find where it was after that so allah that's mentioned many of the saudi king have mentioned
that about al-khadar about meeting with al-qaeda allah it's something that ulama debate about
but uh is definitely in the camp of those who
say that he walks the earth
and the chosen one's body was prepared and washed while still clothed and those who performed the right among
his companions were abbas uh
another so the family of the prophet saws are the ones who who washed him obviously the shia have
an alternative narrative about this that while the these people were busy fighting over
the family was in taking care of the prophet so they have a different version of the
events the position of the ahra sunnah is that the fidafa was such a momentous event it
was a farb kifaya on the ummah and the danger so
when you have triaging in medicine like in the emergency room you have what's called triaging
if a person comes in with a hemorrhage uh and another person's got a headache you don't start taking the guy with the
headaches blood pressure because he was there first you treat the the one with the hemorrhage
so this is what the sahaba were doing the abu bakr al-mar and they were concerned
about the split of the community and so that that was their immediate concern was to hold together
the community and and the the family was taking care of the
the the the father kephaya of of washing the prophet isaiah and preparing him for his funeral
and usama and it's been mentioned that evan khali also was present
and the problem was shrouded in garments all
three were white they rolled him sallallahu islam in these garments
that that's also you'll get into khiraf about that i'm the mataki's it's a madup to have a imam when when you're
buried um and no shirt
they were not stitched according to the sound text
but they were laid out as coverings and he was wrapped in them benedictions of god upon him
most and for the chosen one they prepared in
his grave a red blanket laid out without doubt so
it's it's interesting read there there are many uh uh people are tired huh
people that are really slouching if you could just kind of sit up it's
i know like modern university everybody's kind of falling asleep and slouching and do they
do that in your class yeah and the foot yeah
hannah walks when he had like people that just he
didn't feel like were real students he'd just stretch out and kind of stick his feet out
like he'd you know if you're going to do that with him he'll do it with you
my father told him once he went saw robert frost at when he was a university student and
he said frost came in he said that he was my father was sitting up front there was a student that was just like
completely just almost asleep like laying in the chair
and he said frost just looked down he said sit up young man and he said like he just bolted up in
his seat and my father said the rest of the elect you know he he was reciting poems that night but he just said he was just
the whole time he was just like that and that's it used to be like that in you know
people had that type don't think america was always tattoos and t-shirts seriously you know
you couldn't get into an ivy league college without a coat and a tie
uh you couldn't i mean the prep school i went to we had to wear suit and tie just a class very very
uh based on edeb towards the teachers and so those things used to be even part of
western tradition but we're certainly we want to see those maintained in our own uh tradition just out of respect it's
not even so much the teachers respect for the the subject matter more than anything
and that's what we're really respecting they said that in the prophet's majesty
that in his majesty it was as if birds were perched on their heads that's how the wakara and the sukina and the
stillness the prophet saw i saw him his religion is adeb the whole thing is
adam and if you lose adap you've lost everything eddeb is the base and i would recommend
everybody reading his book secularism because
he really i think more than any other modern critic of
the islamic community he to him it is loss of adeb that is the
single crisis of the muslim ummah and adam if you understand the implications of adab of
courtesy in fact the french author who wrote that book on the little book of virtues which is a
modern study of virtue theory his first chapter is courtesy that
that's the basis of all virtue is adeb it's it's not the end-all
because you know if you have a courteous nazi uh you know he's still a nazi like you
can have a nazi with good edeb but he's still a nazi and you know if a cannibal eats you with a fork and knife
and using proper table manners he's still a cannibal but adap is the basis of
of of
it's the basis of civilization which is why commerce is so important in islam
9 10 of all provision is in commerce the prophet was a merchant if there was a better job on this earth
the prophet would have done that but he was a merchant allah made him a merchant abu bakr was a merchant
merchants are the best i mean you know when we when we just dealt with this manager here he
he he had adapt because he i mean inshallah he's a deep but he also
wants your business if you notice you lose business when you when you're not good to people
like if you mistreat people so the beauty of tijara is it inculcates good adeb in people it teaches people
good at what they call customer service in america they teach people to treat their customers right my
brother who's a lawyer he's an expert in osha the osha laws which are
are the um laws of that deal with uh workplace you know accidents and
sicknesses and things um but but he he told me he was at a conference where
one of the lawyers gave a talk they were all doctors and he gave a talk about how that they have shown statistically that
people that have good bedside manner and treat their patients well
the rates of of malpractice cases against them are much lower than doctors that have bad bedside
medicine so they were just arguing from look it's a benefit to you financially to
treat your patients well i mean you know it's sad that that's why you do things but
that is the reality of treating people well if you treat them with basic basic
dignity and and these things they respond in turn uh with goodness so
it's it's uh adab is is really a a beautiful
thing and it's the pro nobody had better adab than the prophet elijah anyway this was
all about the red red is a the the message of the prophet used to be red
the the ottomans maintained that red the the inside the kaaba was also red
it's now green the the al used green but before that it was actually red
rumi has some beautiful lines about red and the power of red the effect that red has on us
it's it's a it's an extraordinary color it's the beginning of the you know red is the first as you move up
in the uh in the uh color spectrum red is where everything begins it's the
opening uh and then violet is the highest
and the prophecy if you actually take red vibration and violet and
and then you know add them together divide them by two you get green so green is that middle it's a perfectly
balanced color it's also the first color that's seen the green flash at dawn
and it's the last color right before the sun goes the green flash at sunset so green the dome and
chlorophyll i mean to that to me the dome is it's like this is the
spiritual chlorophyll this is where all the like the radiation the noor
that the prophet saw is it's like the radiate this divine radiation comes into this
place and then it's the transformation the spiritual transformation and then this it just goes and radiates throughout the
world you know the prophet saw i sent him it's like he is that he is the chlorophyll of our souls
he's that thing that transforms human being that you know he he is what allah put
into the world to be that transformative force that enables people
themselves to go through that alchemical process from lead to gold from
from worthlessness to to great worth i mean the prophet isaiah the spiritual presence of
of of the prophet isaiah is immense and people unfortunately who deny it or deprive
from it completely but it's real it's real the prophet salam is real
and and his his his spiritual uh power is real uh
he's he's he's a sub he's not worshipped the prophet saw isaiah is a means but he is the means by which allah
subhanahu ta'ala has given people guidance and it and it's just such a great gift to be in his city
um to me it's like if you watch that masjid five times a day it's like it's like the lungs you go in
like uh oxygen deprived cells and then you get you go in you get
and then you come back out and it's just like that and then prophet sam also said that
that the iman would go back to medina like snakes go to their hole and iman
is one of the meanings of iman is prayer because the the imamatic said that in
the quran it says that allah does not will not cause your your iman to be lost that when the qibla
got switched all the prayers they prayed to jerusalem allah counted them so the iman is
a meaning of prayer but it's like the prayer is like that now it goes into the masjid and goes out
and if you watched it from above it'd be like snakes going into the into the into the hole you know so
medina now the city is just for prayer like the original city now
is covered by this masjid the city of the prophet now is is the
the masjid covers the whole city that was once there so now it's it's just prayer
so literally it's now that's what the city is like in the end of time it's just prayers amen
that just keeps going back and forth five times a day it's just it's amazing
at the time in the pure land two gravediggers prepared graves one used an open grave dug straight down
the the and the other a grave with a place carved out of the bottom
of the the the grave for the body to be inserted the lahad so you have the and the with
the two types of grave so the the the the
if if you went down dug straight down was the shock and the other one had a carve so you
went down here's the grave and then at the bottom you had it carved out so you'd put the body under
they used the shuck if this the soil was soft and so so it didn't collapse on itself
and they used the lad if the soil was hard and could take it as a way of putting the body and then
they would put the lebena the the stones along that like a so it was
it was what now they call it like a green uh funeral where they don't use uh it's
starting to become popular in the west um so where they don't you they just put
you directly into the soil so that's what they they did with the prophet sallallahu alaihi sinam now what they did is
is they the uh the uh
they waited to see who would come the the shack digger or the lad digger
and because it was the lahadiger who came first they they knew that was the way that the prophet was
meant to be buried because he didn't give them a wasaya so so he was he was placed like that
into the grave and nine rock slabs were there to cover
him vibheti was in the house of aisha the prophet
aisha saw in a dream that three moons would come down onto her lap
and she went to abu bakr who was a great interpreter of dreams and she said that she saw three moons fall onto her
lap in her room and the prophet saw ladies
the three best people in the world would be buried in your room and then when the prophet sam died abu
bakr al-dilani said that's the first one and so the prophet sallallahu alaihi sam was buried in
in aisha's room which is where where we visit at the wajiha and then when
sadiq died he was buried there and then omar when he was wounded
she was hoping that she would be buried there aisha
so when when omar was assassinated he
was dying and he asked if he could be buried there
so aisha gave her place to say no more
so benedictions and peace of our lord be upon him and his family and companions those celestial stars
asmahl this is the last section um
on his names you know one thing about the death of the prophet isaiah is it's the greatest moseva of
the community the the presence of the prophet saw he
said my life is good for you but my death is
also good for you he said
you do things and things are revealed to explain what you've done so had the prophesize him stayed the
rules would become so much that we couldn't take it we couldn't do everything because there
would be clarification about everything whereas because it's been left for ishtihad
there's room for people that's why the prophet i said there's so few things that are
clear cut in his sharia because it gives room for people the prophet isaiah did not bring this
statute book of laws the quran has very few
most of the quran is a vaniyat because it's giving room for people to breathe so the prophet saw isaiah his
death was a great tribulation one of the sahabayat when all of her family was killed
and all she was concerned about was the prophet sam and she just wanted to see him to make sure and they told no
your father died your husband died your son died she she just wanted to see the messenger
of his thought when she saw him she said every calamity after you is
insignificant every calamity after you is insignificant um that
that's the love that these people had for the prophet saw i said him so his his presence was such an immense and
great blessing
know that amongst you is the messenger of allah and so one of the great blessings of this ummah
is that we know where he is the christians don't have jesus the jews don't have moses but we have
the prophet isaiah we have him here and we know where he is
and and uh it's just a great sustenance for this community to have the messenger
of allah to salaam uh still amongst us here the prophesizing is here we can visit him we
can give him wherever you are on this planet the the prophet said that anybody who says an angel
will deliver him that message and in the reward it says that
allah returns my soul to me and so i returned the salaam to him imam
asiyothi said that does not mean that his ruach is coming in and out of his body what it means is
that the istikh that he's in in the presence of his lord that his consciousness comes back
that portion of his consciousness comes back to be aware of that person so he goes from jama to farc he goes
from the presence of of the divine presence and unity to the realm of differentiation so that
he actually can differentiate and he also one of banani said you know people say how
could the prophet be giving salam to everybody you know individually like
one person you can only give and he said the sun is one source but
its rays are hitting everybody so the i mean now we have computers with
a push of a button you can send out a uh an email to millions of people
and is a computer less conscious than the messenger of allah i mean we're
only using a small portion of of our
of our in intelligence and intellect so
people people don't give god his full measure and they
certainly don't give god's creation its full measure so the prophet of allah is
don't use your ps from this dunya the akhirah is very different from the
dunya and the abilities in the much greater than the abilities in the dunya
so so he says
he was the most beautiful of humanity the most complete and outward form and ethical character
in shabbat s
you've made a mistake if you likened him to the full moon and this is many many
people have likened him amongst the poets he's saying you made a mistake
in splendor or deemed him like the ocean phil judy almathal tohu bizahari fitarafin
this is responding to imam at bolsadi's lines about the prophet saw ism so he's saying
you made a mistake imam bulsadi with all respect he's not like the moon he's not like
the ocean and generosity he's not like flowers and fineness he's not like time in its determination
fee him a
even if you inverse these statements and said they were like him it is still a mistake in my opinion
utter nonsense
what has the full moon in relation to his cheek how can time compare to his loyalty
how can the ocean compare to his hands liberality what comparison do flowers have to his
gentle disposition the prophet isaiah the dunya is finite the prophet
is is going to help determine people's people's eternity i mean he's making intercession
on our behalf for our eternity
[Music] no i swear by the one who granted him every adornment that there is no one similar to him in
the entire universe
and onlookers have never seen the likes of him how sweet he is how radiant his form
was stephanie no i swear by the one who adorned him with every beauty in meaning
and image i make no exception
he has names and attributes that have elevated him above all the rest of humanity
so tell me o man above men in beauty and be attitude most perfect what then
can those who praise him hope to achieve with their tongues even if they carried on for all time
especially after god's praise of you in the quran when you were described as being one who is vast
and magnanimous in character
may the benedictions and prayers of god be upon you and upon the family and companions those celestial lights
for as long as sinners seek refuge in the ancient house and the remorseful seek refuge at your sublime port
yarum nima yordika seeking forgiveness and success
in whatever pleases you most honorable of those who have smiled
i have wronged my soul and come hoping at your door for forgiveness oh you who is sought now
by all of humanity on that calamitous day be my intercessor and give sanctuary for this fearful one
this is the prophet isaiah in in in surah nisa allah says
for allah had they only when they wronged
themselves come to you and ask for gifts of god and you asked forgiveness for them they would have
found god merciful and forgiving that there's no
differentiation despite what the some of the people who reject shafara
have said that it applies to him in life there's no indication in the verse that it applies only in life the eye is
one of the great scholars amongst the tabernin even kathia relates in his tafsir and
makes no incar of the reward the reward is related
by many of the great scholars none of them made inquire of the riwaya when the
bedouin came to the prophet salallahu and alaini said he stood before the door
and he said ya rasulullah he said and then he recited that verse and he said
i have come to you seeking your intercession and this rewi is related by all the
great udama uh who who who who some that i mention and many that i have
not mentioned they related none of them making call of it and had there been something wrong had it been shirked they
would have clearly said you know none of them did that even
tamiya rejected that that's fine but with all respect to even tamiya these other scholars
uh are our great scholars and and that is the dominant opinion of the scholars
so this is what he is in he's in the uh the tradition of the the dominant tradition of the sunni
scholars of islam uh and uh
the the the lines that that arab said are to this day on the prophets you can see the poems
uh the the lines there are there on the pillars in the wajihab
whose bones are buried in the earth and because of you the earth was made pure by
your bones
my soul is a is a is a is a ransom for the
the tomb that you are in in it is
jude in it is generosity in it is his purity and uh and also uh in
it is knowledge and action so that that is is why he's he's doing that
because this is uh what muslims have been doing for centuries
with uh and the first to reject it was ibn taymiyyah so it's really a seventh century
uh sheikh said said it's a 7th century innovation that's the opinion of sheikh abdullah bin bayya
and many many of the modern scholars that have looked at it if you analyze the two positions
uh the the the position for intercession is so much stronger than the other position
that's what my teachers taught me it's what it's what adeno
in sha allah
do not forsake me to myself and grant me sanctuary and for my father mother and family from all the hardships of that
great tomorrow
so he says it is with your rank and saturday i seek refuge my master whoever seeks refuge through it for
guidance is guided by your noble rank or best of prophets as long as the desires achieve
their wildest dreams my object of desire at your door is forgiveness from allah clemency success and divine pleasure
radwan of allah not to mention security on the day of terror from allah as well as an acceptance and victory
from the beloved and arrival so what joyous congratulations are in
order for the one you accept and what calamitous hardships are in store for the one you reject
but far be it for one of such mercy and charity to turn away someone hoping for forgiveness from god
for the servant truth has none other than his divine master so now he's making it clear you're a sabab we have none other than
allah subhanahu wa ta'ala when whether he draws him near through bounty or distances him justly
uh mawlana in either of the two cases we
have no choice but to go to the door of our master for to whom else can we go yarabi
oh my lord god mandelhalke
our lord who can help the perishing drowning one for he has none other than you alone
as a gentle companion so this is very clear that he's what he's saying here the
prophet saws is a suburb in reality it's only allah which is why even in the dua
allahumma fiya o allah make him intercede for me was
and make me also an intercessor for for myself make me worthy of being accepted in my
prayer just as he is worthy of that so my lord save him from the blazing
inferno mustafa by the rank of the chosen one the one
who guides that buzz sababia by the sabab on the day of judgment everybody is
going to be forced to recognize his intercession they'll go to adam why don't they just go straight to god
go straight to god they go to adam adam says nafsi nafsi i can't do
anything for you they go to nua nafsin fc they go to
isa al-assad never seen every prophet rejects them this is not their maqam and then they go
to the prophet sallallahu alaihi that's what he said this is my maqam and
then goes to allah does says
make intercession and intercession is granted this is the great intercession
of of eternity for people uh their eternal reality and that's the
one with allah gives him the permission and he makes intercession and then when his
intercession is done other people from zuma get intercession the martyrs get intercession
the uluma get intercession the righteous people people get to intercede and this is all to sharif
allah needs no asbab but this is the sunnah of allah in his creation
the also on the o qiyamah allah
does not judge by his knowledge if aqua is on the way to the makkah to his work and he sees a man
murder a man and then the man's brought to to his court he cannot testify
in court the khadi cannot judge him he can be a witness but he cannot judge
him the quality is not permitted in islamic law to judge with his knowledge he can't do
it why because allah subhanahu wa'ta'ala made it his sunnah that he will not
judge with his knowledge allah knows everything but on yom kiyama the witnesses come in
your hands testify your feet testify your neighbors testify all those
it's going to be a court of justice it's not going to be god saying i know what you did now go to hell no everybody's going to
come they're all going to testify you're going to have your day in court it's all going to be very clear what are you going to be begging
mercy you don't want justice you want mercy but if you don't want mercy for other
people don't expect mercy from god on the day of judgment if you don't want mercy for other people
if you want you know be just with these people be jealous ya allah be just with these people give
them what they deserve i hear people saying that although allah
none of you believes until you want for others what you want for yourself well what do you want for yourself just ask
yourselves that question what do you want for yourself you want justice you can have justice that's what
the world is it's all people getting what they deserve wallahi it's just a place where
everybody's getting what they do
had a lot taken people to account there wouldn't be one creature walking this earth so
this is this is the day when the prophet salallahu this is his day
we only sent you as a mercy to all the world this is the day when that mercy is going to be so manifest
to everyone the mercy of the messenger on that day and he is the suburb he is the mushaf he's the pericle the
paraclete is the advocate the intercessor greek parakletos the the intercessor he is the
intercessor he is he is the the chosen intercessor allah has given
him that macam and the the the prophet isaiah said that the people that deny my intercession will not be given my
intercession on yama qiyamah they won't be given it the people that deny his intercession won't be given his
oh my lord tell me who can this derelict broken servant both transgressing in wrongs and neglectful
rights imprisoned by his own desires oh my lord by the rank of the chosen one
set me straight be my protector
by his essence protect me from the agonizing flames of fire be abdul oh my lord here's a humble
servant who has come to you seeking sanctuary mustache and
interceding through the one who came with good news
for his own safety and that of his brothers family all of them by the rank of ah the chosen one yaseen bin abdi
of the the one who has the kalib and the najib i'm supplicating oh my lord
respond to me
by the rank of the s save me for you our god the best of
those who save.
by the way remove from me every disease oh my lord
bill hashemi [Music]
by the rank of al-hashemian muhammad oh my lord grant me success and make
straight my crookedness
by the rank of ahmed and mukhtar the best of messengers oh my lord forgive me and rectify my
actions by the rank of the prophet of mercy the mukapha oh my lord grant me the grace
that i was given that i was promised
because by the rank of the prophet of tawba al-mahi the the remover of of
of wrongs and evils removed from my heart everything other than your love that it might be contented
by the rank of each and every name among his names i beseech you oh my teacher of these names
so please my master do not destroy my hopes that i have in you and my good opinion of you
answer my plea because o mercy to all the world surely
i beseeched and sought aid through you against everything that depresses me
o compassionate and merciful one you are more worthy of my soul than myself so take it
and keep it as a pledge from me
i do not even want to redeem my pledge or would that one could obtain another's essence
having said this i admit my wrongdoing in pledging my soul it is as it is not mine to pledge o
possessor of all the essences
so graciously grant this sinner aziz
forgiveness grace and atonement
and bestow your prayers o my lord upon this chosen one
he was his family and righteous companions
finally the verses of the eyes delight are complete through the aid of the guide the glorious the forgiving
at the outset of the blessed month of his illustrious birth the most exalted of humanity our prophet
the abode of the chosen one upon him the prayers in honor of our
lord amen
and upon his family and companions and whoever follows well his path among any of the god's creatures
any sins that we've done in this city forgive us we've been here a long time now
and we forget where we are so forgive any wrong actions in this
anything that we've done against you
anything that we looked at that we should not have looked at anything that we thought that we should not have thought
in this place that you made pure allah
please accept all of our intentions here ya allah
keep our hearts united strengthen our religion take us back to our homes safe and sound
sha allah find our family in the best of health yeah
shall i give us love of the prophet sallallahu and the ability to follow his deed
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