Qurrat al-Absar - Discerning the Eyes Delight

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