The Praised One (SAW) in World Scriptures by Hamza Yusuf

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Event Name: The Praised One (SAW) in World Scriptures by Hamza Yusuf
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concordance says that the
word that's used yakaha for obey and translators obey it's actually translated in the new test in
the king james version as unto him shall be the gathering of all people in other words
so this is in the the genesis the prophet salallahu we believe that this is speak
that shiloh is our prophet sallallahu alaihi salam and that the scepter will go from judah
when shiloh comes so that jesus was from judah david was from judah
all of them the abrahamic lineage they're all from judah and so it will go after jesus it will go to our prophet sallallahu isaam but why does it say a lady
what is it that's for him well one of the most amazing hadees in our tradition from
anas ibn malik is the hadith of the shafa'a on the day of judgment it says imagine the people
are like waves going into one another they're so confused they go to adam and they say ish
make intercession be a shafia be a paraclete be an advocate
it's not mine i'm not the shiloh walking alaikum ibrahim they go to ibrahim khalil allah and he says it's not mine
they go to moses it's not mine then they go to jesus these are all the
the sons of judah they go to jesus he says it's not mine
he's the rule of god and his logos for you is
he prophesies the paraclete which means the intercessor
and he's the one that tells them to go to muhammad sallallahu alaihi islam
they come to me
he's not able to do it now it's given to him through inspiration on that moment
i fall into sajdah and it said it said to me raise your head
you say and you will be heard ask and you will be given intercede
and and you will be given the intercession and then he says um
in deuteronomy 18 through 17-22 this is this is moses i will raise up for them a prophet like you
like unto thee from among their fellow see israelites it doesn't say israelites in the
in the original it's something from it says from amongst their brethren and i will put my words in his mouth
he will tell them everything i command him it's only revelation revealed to him i myself will call to account anyone who does not listen to my
words that the prophet speaks in my name but a prophet who presumes to speak in my name anything
i have not commanded or a prophet who speaks in my name i will put him to death that's what the quran says if you take if you if you try to say anything that i didn't tell you to say i'll cut your
your sever your carotid artery you may say to yourselves how can we know when a message has not
been spoken by the lord if a prophet proclaims in the name of the lord and it doesn't happen
then then it's not a prophet but if it happens it's a prophet clear and convincing evidence
and this is the blessing wherewith moses the man of god blessed the children of israel before his death and he said the lord came from sinai in other words he revealed
to me and rose up and the lord here it's a motif that's used meaning revelation comes rose up from
seir in our tradition this is jesus so he he was given a revelation in sinai what is that i mean
and then he shined forth from mount peran and the the word in hebrew it's like it's
a light jebel nor mount peran peron is far on far on according to is between safa and marwa
the two places of running back and forth faran is also according to yakutar hamai the great
geographer it is the mountains of mecca he also says it's a name of mecca so far on and then he
comes with ten thousand saints the prophet when he entered into mecca he entered in with ten thousand
saints from his right hand went a fiery law for them he brought the sharia yea he loved the people
all his saints are in their hands and they sat down at thy feet everyone shall receive thy words
in genesis 21 12-17 when when when he sarah was worried about the boy this is in the bible
do not be so distressed about the boy in your slave woman the the concubine you know in our tradition some say that she was a wife i mean this is a hilar issue but i'm quoting the bible
listen to whatever sarah says because there was difficulty in the household because it was through
isaac that your offspring will be reckoned i will make the son of the slave into a nation
because he is your offspring in other words part of your covenant early the next morning abraham took some food and a skin of water and gave them to hagar hajja he set them on her shoulder and
sent them off with the boy she went on her way and wandered in the desert of beersheba bitrocheba
when the water in the skin was gone he put the boy under one of the bushes then she went off and sat down about a bow shot away for she thought i cannot watch the boy die and she sat there
and began to sob god heard the boy crying and the angel of god called to hajjah from heaven i mean
how can you not say that this woman is not blessed when god's calling and speaking to her from heaven
and said to her what is the matter hajja do not be afraid god has heard the boy crying isma'il god hears him lift the boy up and take him by the hand for i will make him a great nation
this is bushra this is bushra i will make him into a great nation then god opened her eyes
and she saw a well of water zem zam she went and filled the skin with the water and gave the boy a drink god was with the boys he grew up he lived in the desert and became an archer while he was
living in the desert of paran around mecca his mother got a wife for him from egypt this is
the extremity of the hijab at a place called pharaon fought on an arabized hebrew word
one of the names of mecca mentioned in the torah according to yakutar maui faran is also said to be
the son of one of the kings of the amaleka that's why mecca was named after him because the amalik who they say was in sinai so the the the scholars of the bible from the other dispensation say
oh tharan is in sinai but we know hajj and ismail were in mecca so it must be mecca
so this is and then the desert of peron is it also in terms of sahih jazz
in old arabic translation of cemeterian uh uh pentateuch the tanakh or
on the outskirts of mecca mentioned the book a pre-islamic uh compilation so he says that
it's the two run runways a place where the jordan tribe found hajj and ishmael
so the here's jabal noor in in this is far on the light that comes out of so isaiah 42
when uh they were told that the prophet was in the torah they went to kaab
who knew the book the previous books he knew the torah and also abdullah uh
was asked about this and he says that
the what he quotes from from that is is that the prophet allah was
my abd my servant and then he says he quotes this from isaiah 42 1-25 so just realize that this
our tradition all of our tough tafsirs use this uh when you look up in any tafsir of the ayah
that they find him written in the torah this is the these are the verses they bring behold my servant abdi whom i uphold my elect in whom my soul delighteth i have put my spirit upon him
he shall bring forth judgment to the gentiles in other words he the christians say this is jesus
but judgment to the gentiles the omign he shall not cry nor lift up nor cause his voice
to be heard in the kind of this is this is in our hadith about our prophet hebrew he a bruised reed
in other words he'll be persecuted he shall not break and the smoking flack shall he shall not he
shall he not quench he shall bring forth judgment unto truth he shall not fail nor be discouraged till he has set judgment in the earth and the isles shall wait for his law
the isles is interpreted to be the mediterranean these are all the countries that become muslim remember spain was muslim sicily and lower italy was muslim greece was ruled by the
muslims turkey was muslim cyprus was muslim lebanon was muslim palestine was muslim
egypt became muslim libya algeria morocco these are that's how they interpret it they interpret
the mediterranean so they are waiting for his law thus saith god the lord he that created the
heavens and the earth stretches them out he that spread forth the earth and that which cometh out of it he will give he that giveth breath unto the people upon it and spirit to them that walk in
the lord have co have called thee in righteousness and will hold thine hand and will keep thee and
give thee for a covenant of the people for a light of the gentiles so this is this is the shiloh this
is the one who takes the the the light of the jewish prophets and brings it to the gentiles
to open the blind eyes to bring out the prisoners from the prison and them that sit in darkness out
of the prison house i am the lord that is my name and my glory will i not give to another neither my
praise to graven images behold the former things are come to pass and new things do i declare
before they spring forth i tell you of them so new things it's a new shariah sing unto the lord
a new song and his praise from the end of the earth ye that go down to the sea and all that
is therein the isles and the inhabitants thereof let the wilderness and the cities thereof lift up their voice the villages of kedar doth inhabit let the inhabitants of the rock sing
let them shout for joy from the tops of the mountains so in uh one of the bible commentaries
what is kadar let the the cities of kedar rejoice it's the arabian desert the mountains namely of
peron mecca let mecca rejoice the wilderness those parts of the world which are now like a
wilderness not literally for he speaks of their seas this is in matthew pool's commentary kadar the arabians let the arabians rejoice let the arabians rejoice why are they rejoicing
because this prophet who's going to come this was the the kingdom of the caterites in arabia
let them give glory unto the lord declare his praise in the islands the lord shall go forth as a mighty man in other words this revelation he shall stir up jealousy like a man of war
so people are going to envy him he shall cry yea roar he shall prevail against his enemies this is
all the problem this is not jesus did not prevail against his enemies unless you interpret it like christians do figuratively but this is saying he was a man of war and he prevailed against his
enemies jesus was not a man of war he was a man of peace i have they the christians say this is
jesus but i don't see it there unless you say well i've i haven't come to bring peace but to bring
war but it's a spiritual warfare that christ was talking about i have long time holding my peace
i've been still and refrain myself now i will cry like a travailing woman i will destroy and devout one i will lay with i will bring the blind by way that they knew not i will lead
them in the paths that they have not known the arabs i will make darkness light before the leo
to take them out of darkness into light and the crooked things make straight is they were
they were on a crooked path he made it straight for them and then they shall be turned back from their idolatry they shall be greatly ashamed that they trusted in idols and they that they
said to the idol images you are our gods jesus came to monotheists he didn't come to
when he came they were already believing in one god but here it says that this man will turn them back from their idolatry hear ye deaf and look
you blind that you may see who is blind but my servant like are you going to call my servant blind like all these people that deny our prophet saw i said him or death as my mention or that i
sent my messengers deaf who is blind is he that is perfect an insane comment and blind is the
lord's servant could could the lord's servant be blind seeing many things but thou observe us not
young they have eyes but they don't see with them
opening the ears but they hear not the lord is well pleased for his righteousness say he will magnify the law and make it honorable who among you will hearken so now in genesis 21
uh 21 1-3 now the lord has said to abram that was his name avram before it was ibrahim or abraham we
also call him abraham in one of the seven is abraham get thee out of thy country and from
thy kindred and from thy father's house unto a land that i will show thee and i will make of thee a great nation which is the great nation and i will bless thee and make thy name great
and thou shalt be a blessing and i will bless them that bless thee and curse them that curseth
thee and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed so then he says he's going to make a
great nation and then he's going to bless those who bless you so i called one of the leading
evangelical ministers in the united states and i said to him minister have you ever blessed abraham
i'm just curious and he said i can't i can't say that i have and i said well doesn't genesis 12 say
that god will bless those that bless abraham and he said that's true maybe i should start doing it
and then i called one of the major rabbis who i know and i asked him do you have a prayer that
blesses abraham he said i can't recall one but there's probably one somewhere in the talmud
so my question is who is that blessed nation that blesses abraham every single day 17 times a day we
it's amazing now in terms of the christian uh mentioning of our prophet
john 14 15 through 16 this is ebenezer and even hisham both mention this this
is the verse that they give and they say that in surat asaf when allah subhanahu
wa'ta'ala says that jesus said that he's going to give good news of a prophet uh
that he says this if you love me keep my commands and i will ask the father and he will give you another advocate so in the greek keigo uh eroteso
so my my new testament greek's rusty but
it's clearly says cai alone parakleton alone means another helper the christians interpret this as
the holy ghost the holy spirit but john says that christ will baptize with the holy spirit the quran
says the holy spirit was with christ this says another parakleton theolo says that parakleton
is an intercessor or an advocate the name of our prophet according his most prominent names
is literally parakleton that's what it means it means the intercessor and this is why jesus on
the day of judgment is the one that says he's the one that knows who the intercessor is the
other prophets don't meant they say go to the next prophet so they have to go through all the prophets but then when they get to jesus he says go to the intercessor i'm not the
paraclete it's he's coming after me paracletes advocate chef yeah there it is it's in hansver
intercessor advocate that's our prophet and he's also called ahmed shafiyan ahmed is the name that
goes with shafi because his name on the day of judgment is ahmed that's who he's called
on the day of judgment muhammad is his earthly name ahmed is his name on the day of judgment
and then also when the applicant comes who will i send to you from the father the spirit of truth who come he will testify about me so the prophet saws told us to believe in jesus so we believe
in jesus because he told us about him in luke it says that the holy ghost descended already
in the shape of a dove and a voice came from heaven and said thou art my beloved son we don't have a problem with that when you look at david was called the son of god uh in
the old testament other uh jewish prophets were called sons of god uh all y'all allah the prophet
said all of you are children of god so he's his beloved son in the i'm well pleased
i mean that sounds like somebody who's over to somebody who's under
and then allah says we supported him with the holy spirit we believe in the holy spirit the prophet saw
i said when hassan had been with abbott was saying his poetry the prophet said
give him support from the holy spirit so we believe in the holy spirit we just don't believe
it's part of god and then he says john says that i will baptize you with the holy ghost and with
fire now here's the most interesting one of all of them to me when they came to john the baptist
the jews asked if he was the messiah he said i'm not the christ i'm not the messiah i'm not the christ and then they said are you ilyas or elijah because the jews believe that elijah comes
and explains everything and he said i'm not elijah and then they said are you the prophet o
prophet are you the prophet and he answered no so there's the messiah there's elias but then there's
the prophet so who's the prophet well if we look it up in the dictionary this is merriam-webster
definition of prophet one who utters divinely inspired revelation such as often capitalize the writer of one of the prophetic books be capitalized one regarded by
a group of followers as the final authoritative revealer of god's will muhammad the prophet
of allah and it's very interesting that it's right there in the dictionary and if somebody wants to look up the prophet are you the prophet so i mean that again is just uh salt this is interesting and
i find that fascinating that's there and then jesus said to the the jewish people the stone
builders rejected the stone the lord has done this it's marvelous in heart therefore i tell you the
kingdom of god will be taken away from you and be given to a people who will produce its fruit anyone who falls on this stone will be broken to pieces anyone on whom it falls will be crushed
and when the chief priests and pharisees heard jesus parable they knew he was talking about them they looked for a way to arrest him but they were afraid of the crowd because the prophet held
that he the people held that he was a prophet so he's talking about the cornerstone they rejected
the cornerstone now obviously that could refer to their rejection of christ
but it's very interesting that the prophet saw isam said in hadith in
that the likeness of me and the previous prophets before you is the likeness of a man who built a beautiful house all these religions are beautiful they're all beautiful
and there was only one cornerstone missing and the people walked around
they're amazed at this amazing house of all these truths that came to humanity
if only the cornerstone was there then the prophet saws i am the cornerstone
um the prophet sallallahu alaihi salam said in the andal i am the seal of the messengers
this was done when adam was between water and earth
let me tell you how this begins ibrahim this is began with the call the prayer of my father abraham one he prayed to to god
that ishmael would be blessed and made into a great nation and then he also said rasulullah and
bring them a messenger from themselves from the arabs and the good news of
and the jesus of my mother she saw a vision when she's when she gave birth to me this is
the day that she gave birth to him she saw a vision
this light came out of her alba atla
this hadith struck me as so strange that it said
because of that light from her the palaces of the levant of sham palestine syria jordan and lebanon
will give light i just i thought that was just what does that mean
and then it just this purely happened serendipitously i opened a book when i was thinking about this and this is what i open to
michael the elder jacobite patriarch of antioch writing in the latter half of the 12th century
could approve the decision of his co-religionists and see the hand of god the finger of god in the
arab conquest even after the eastern churches had experienced of five centuries of muhammadan
rule this was written by a christian after recounting the prosecutions of heracles
he writes so this is from michael the elder the jacobite patriarch this is why god the god of
vengeance who alone is all-powerful and changes the empire of mortals as he will ut you give
you give dominion to whom you please giving it to him so ever he will and uplifting the humble beholding the wickedness of the romans the byzantines the christians
who throughout their dominions cruelly plundered our churches and our monasteries
and condemned us without pity these were orthodox christians what they were doing to the minority christians of the levant brought from the region of the south the sons of ishmael
to deliver us through them from the hands of the romans and if in truth we have suffered some
loss because the catholic churches that have been taken away from us and given to the chalcedonians
remained in their possession for when the city is submitted to the arabs they assigned to each domination the churches which they found it to be in possession of so they restored the
stolen property to the church they didn't take them as mosques this is a this is a christian
testifying and at that time the great church of amesa and that of haran had been taken away from us nevertheless it was no slight advantage for us to be delivered from the cruelty of the
romans their wickedness their wrath and cruel zeal against us and to find ourselves at peace
the palace the rulers of syria because of the light of muhammad restored justice to these poor persecuted christians
in conclusion i really want to emphasize that we have to respect
just all of these amazing religions
because our prophet sam he came to teach us tolerance and respect in al buhari when the jewish
man and they were they were at odds at that time when the jewish man was being led to the graveyard
and the prophet saw it he stood up and they said to him it's a jew o messenger of god
and he said nafsa isn't it a soul
going back to its lord
this place is confusing and all of these religions have given this incredible solace to people
and even though we believe our religion is a final religion that it abrogates this is our conviction
but we also recognize that not everybody sees the clear and convincing proof that you or i might see
and so we have to respect people where they're at we have to wish good for them the jewish people
are our children of prophets do you think their fathers would like to see them astray
they have an incredible religion they have an amazing tradition the hindus have an amazing religion they have an amazing tradition it fulfills their intellectuals
the buddhists have an incredible religion they're all amazing and allah subhanahu wa ta'ala says
we have reviewed you this book that says the previous books were were also true
and as a guardian for those previous dispensations
so judge with what god has given you and don't follow their ways
from what god has given you from the truth
each we have given a sharia and a minhajj a a law and a way
and had god wanted he would have made you all one nation walakin but
to test each of you in what in what he has given you fast survive with one another and virtue
it's amazing no other book that i know of has this teaching
be virtuous compete in virtue don't let us don't even curse idols of the idol worshipers
and if i've ever done that may allah forgive me don't ever curse idols of the idol worshipers
and then allah says
we have made every community appear what they're doing to be good allah says that
and he intended for all these peoples to be on this earth and we have to live together so
we have good news all people of submission of islam we have the providence we have a rook and
a pillar that can never be destroyed when our lord called our caller to his obedience by calling him
we became this dignified nation amongst the nations only if we follow what he taught us if we don't um
here's the conditions to be the best ummah you enjoying good you forbid vice you believe in god
and had the other dispensations believed it would have been better for them