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« on: Sep 07, 2008 11:21 PM »

Bismillah,

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September 7th, 2008-09-07



Leaders of Guidance, Lanterns in the Darkness : Talha ibn Ubaidallah

The noble Shaikh Muhammad Hassan said:

Peace be upon you, and praise be to Allah, as is befitting His Majesty, the Ever Living, the One who never sleeps, the nights actions rise up to him in the day, the day’s actions rise up to Him at night, His Covering is Light, if it were lifted the onlooker would be burnt,

Salutations on the Prophet (s) who showed the path to guidance to those who were lost, and on those who follow in his path,
Salutations my brothers and sisters, I ask Allah who gathered us at this blessed hour, on this blessed day, to gather us together in the afterlife, with the leaders of guidance,

There is no present for those who forget their past, and no future for those who forget their noble characteristics, and if remembering our past was to cry over it, then it is of no benefit.

The enemies of Islam try to block our connection to our past, so that this Ummah cannot access that blessed water that gives us life, that spring for our new generation, that past that can cause the spring of Islam to gush forth once again,

Allah says: “You are the best generation sent to mankind”, but this goodness is not based on ancestry, but rather it is derived from Iman, from following the Messenger (s), and from carrying this blessed Message throughout the earth, Allah said “We have not sent you except as a mercy to Humanity.”

I say at the top of my voice, this Ummah has so many great examples from its men and women.  It is not difficult to pick a lone flower from a field, but what about a beautiful garden filled with blossoming flowers, it is difficult to choose which one to pick, likewise it is easy to appreciate the lone star in the sky, but what about when it is filled with beautiful brilliant stars, this is our noble history.

So come with me, to hear about an Imam, who very few know about, come with me to spend this night with the living martyr, and reflect this night on each one of my words, come with me to the one who was given the good news of the Jannah, he is one of the ten, he is one of the five who accepted Islam on the hands of Abu bakr, he struggled in Uhud, he was a great horseman, the honest businessmen, a man of great spiritual states, who was generous, even when in difficulty.  He is Talha ibn Ubaidullah.

Do you know anything about this great man?  Let us, my young brothers and sisters, ask this question, and we will realize our ignorance.  That man who accepted Islam in the earliest times, when the Prophet (s) was planting seedlings that would become huge trees, Talha was from the early Muslims, with an upright pure nature.

There is a narration that says:  A monk asked some businessmen: Is there a honest businessman amongst you from Mecca?  Talha said yes, me.  The monk said: Look for Ahmed, a Prophet who will come amongst you. 

I believe that the people of the book knew there was a Prophet coming, Allah said on the tongue of Jesus, peace be upon him: "I am giving good news of a Prophet coming after me, whose name will be Ahmed."

Talha went back to Mecca and heard news that there was a new Dawah (call), and that a Prophet had come.  Talha asked, where is Abu bakr, did he come back from his business?  They said yes, he has accepted the religion of Muhammad (s).  Talha said, Muhammad and Abu bakr together are on the new religion?  He knew Abu Bakr was an honest man, who never even drank alcohol before Islam, and he had a high position in society.

So Talha went out looking for Abu Bakr, faster than wind, and his heart was pure, on the Fitrah, and this is why he went immediately looking for the truth, and it was only moments from when Talha arrived at Abu Bakr’s house, that he left for Muhammad’s (s) house, and extended his hand to the Prophet, and declared: There is no god but Allah, and Muhammad is His messenger. 

And, can you believe this news, the Prophet (s) told him immediately, “You will be in the Jannah.”  The Prophet said, as narrated by Ahmed authentically, that the Prophet said, Abu bakr is in Jannah, Umar is in Jannah, Uthman is in Jannah, Ali is in Jannah, Talha is in Jannah, Zubair is in Jannah, Abdurahman ibn 'Auf is in Jannah, Sa’d ibn Abi Waqqas is in Jannah, Said bin Zaid is in Jannah, Abu Ubaidah ibn Jarrah is in Jannah.”

If you understood this hadith, your mind would fly.  Can you imagine if you were told in this life that you would be in Jannah.  I say: More than this, the Prophet told Talha ibn Ubaidallah that he was a living Shaheed. 

Reflect on this hadith, narrated by Muslim, the Prophet said: “The Prophet was on Jabl Hirrah, and the mountain shook, so he said: “Be at peace oh Hirra, because there is not on you except a Prophet, or a Truthful One, or a Martyr."   And on the mountain was the Prophet, Abu bakr, Umar, Uthman, Ali, Talha, and Saad ibn Abi Waqqas.

So this is a declaration by the Prophet (s) for Talha.  And there is a hassan(good) narration in Tirmidhi: That a beduoin came to the Prophet, and asked about the verse : “From the believers there are men who fulfilled what they promised Allah, from them some who have passed, and others who await...” So the beduoin asked, who are those who have fulfilled their promise?”  The Prophet looked to Talha and said: “This is one who has fulfilled his promise.”

Talha promised to give his life for Allah, until he gave it, he never betrayed his promise.  Can you imagine the Prophet (s) declared this in front of him, while he was alive!  Oh believers, can you believe that Talha knew what his end would be, that he would fulfill his promise and give his life for Allah. 

And indeed actions are by how they end, ie. They are good if they have a good ending.  Can you believe that the Prophet (s) said, “I don’t know what will happen to me.”  Can you imagine this Shahadah for Talha by the Prophet, saying he will die as a shaheed in the way of Allah.  Actions are by their ends, as the Prophet said.

Talha fulfilled his promise to Allah.  Can you imagine this hero, this noble, honorable man at Uhud, the Prophet (s) was exposed to death, the Mushrikeen had 3000 fighters, the greatest number ever gathered on the Arabian peninsula, and Abu Sufyan was leading them, he even brought the women, to goad the men to fight, and to make revenge for Badr.

The Mushrikeen were arriving at Uhud, and the Prophet made Mashura with the people of Madina, and the young men in their eagerness, said let us go out and fight, and the Prophet (s) put on his armor, and went out to fight.

I don’t want to make this long, but the point is the Prophet went out with 1000 warriors, and then the Hypocrites made their show, and they said why should we give our lives for nothing, and entire tribes turned on their heels, and Allah put strength in the heart of the Prophet (s), and there were only 700 fighters left, and the Mushrikeen had 3000.

Imagine, the Prophet (s) making the plans, he was a general, and we say this proudly, and the beloved Prophet (s) stood up, saying at the top of his voice: “I am the Prophet, and I tell not a lie.  I am the son of Abdul Muttalib.”  The Prophet (s) was a noble caller to truth, who gave his blood and energy standing in front of Allah in prayer, his feet blistered from his devotion in prayer, to be a thankful slave, a true human, he had no desire for the worldly things, as if he was only sent to remove pain from others, the perfect example for all people, to make the Message clear to the people of the earth:  He stood himself to lead the battle. 

He placed 50 archers on mount Ramy, and he said guard our rear flank, and if you see us being killed, do not come down to help us, and if we are gathering spoils, do not come down to share in the booty with us.

The Sahabbi Baraa said: “When we attacked the Polytheists, they fled and they were defeated.  Even the women could be seen fleeing, holding up their skirts and bearing their calves, we could see them fleeing into the mountains.” 

The disbelieving men and women fleed, and here is where the loss began, and the victory changed to loss. 

Allah says:   

"And the Prophet was in your rear, calling you back.” 
“From you are those who want the Dunya, and those who want the Akhira.”

The ranks were divided, and 70 Sahabah were martyred, why?  Because the archers went against the orders of the Prophet (s).
The archers came down from the mountain, they said “The spoils, the spoils.” 

Then Khalid ibn al Walid took advantage of this, and attacked the rear of the Muslims. 

So the Muslims were being attacked from the front and from the rear.  This is the bad luck of going against the orders of the Prophet (s).

I say this, knowing these men were the best of the creation, but this was a lesson, that going against the orders of the Prophet (s) is loss in this dunya and the Akhira.  And following him is success in this world and the Afterlife.

You say: how can the Muslims lose.  Allah has his Sunnah and ways that he displays in His creation.  Disobeying the Prophet (s) is loss in both worlds. 

Allah says: “Allah will not change the condition of a people until they change themselves.”

Allah will not change our condition until we return to Tawheed, even if this Ummah continued 1000 years more, if we don’t go back to saying: “We hear and we obey,” we will never be successful.

They tried to put out the Light, but Allah will protect his Light.  Allah desired to protect the Messenger (s).

The Mushrikeen surrounded the Prophet (s), and this is where the bravery of Talha came out.  Can you imagine Talha shrouded the Prophet (s), to protect him from the barrage of arrows.  The Prophet said, in such beautiful concise words: “It is determined for Talha”, i.e. the Jannah is determined for him.

In Muslim, it is narrated , when the Prophet saw the Mushrikeen surrounding him, he said: “Who will defend me and he will be my companion in Jannah?”  Then Talha stood up, ran to defend the Messenger, until his hand was cut off, as he was defending the Messenger of Allah (s).   

When the Prophet’s face was injured, and his teeth broken, his helmet broken, and some disbelievers said the Prophet had died, some of the Sahabah wanted to turn back.  Anas said, “If the Prophet were killed or were to die, would you turn back on your heals?  Let us give our lives like the Prophet (s) gave his life!” 

Imagine, the blood pouring from the Messenger (s), imagine brothers and sisters, I swear there are those listening who are crying right now, who would wish they could have been there to defend the Messenger, I say from my soul and my heart, I know this, so what about those pure noble Sahabah?

Abu bakr use to say, when mentioning Uhud: “That day, all of it was for Talha.”

Abu bakr said I was the first to get to the Prophet (s), and Talha was carrying the Prophet on his back, to bring him to safety.  The Prophet said to Abu bakr “Go to your brother Talha.”  The Prophet (s) forgot himself, he said go to Talha.  We went to Talha, and we found not an inch on his body except there were wounds from arrows.  We treated his wounds, and by the Grace of Allah, he survived.  We went back to the Prophet (s), and he said, “It has been determined for Talha, it has been determined for Talha.” that is, the Jannah. 

Talha ibn Ubaidallah, my honored friends, stood up in all of the battles, that honest merchant, he was a complete Muslim personality, he was an honest businessman, he would cry at night with the Prophet (s), go out for the battles, he was merciful and kind to his wife and family, this is a complete Muslim personality.  He is an example for us, a leader of the believers. 

This is the completeness the Prophet taught through his dua: "Oh Allah rectify for us our deen, our life, and our akhira."  This is a minhaj for all of us to follow.  Talha only desired the Pleasure of Allah. 

Talha’s wife Umm Kulthum, daughter of Abu Bakr, came to him once, and said to him: “Have we done something to bother you?”  He said, “Never, what a blessed wife you are.”

She said, “Than why are you so sad.”  He said, “It is money, I have much of it, and I am fearful of it.”

This is a message for our businessmen, if you sat and thought about your last 20 years, can you say you have ever been unblessed or worse then you are now?  So please remember your brothers and sisters all over the world, in Iraq, in Chechnya, in Palestine, in Kashmir, who are suffering.

Talha said, “ Money that I have, it is bothering me.”  She said, “No problem, in the morning, give it to your relatives.”

My brothers and sisters, money is borrowed from Allah, make profit from it by investing it towards your afterlife, Jannah.

This is Talha, killed in the battle of the Camel.  Ali cried when he saw his body, saying “I wish I died 20 years ago.”

May Allah be pleased with Talha ibn Ubaidallah, and I ask Allah that we all taking a lesson from him, a leader of guidance, and lantern in the darkness.


Peace be with you, and the Mercy of Allah, and His blessings.



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Translation by Abdurahman, and any mistakes in translation and transcription are mine.  Please propagate these beneficial lectures far and wide.
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« Reply #1 on: Sep 09, 2008 01:06 AM »

Bismillah

8-Ramadan-1429
September 8th, 2008

Leaders of Guidance, Lanterns in the Darkness:  Zubair bin al-Awwam
The noble Shaikh Muhammad Hassan said:

Peace be with you, and the mercy of Allah, and His blessings.   All praise be to Allah, praise that befits His Majesty and His Awesome Authority,
I bear witness that there is no god but Allah, indeed Allah does not sleep, nor does it befit His Majesty to sleep, His covering is Light, if uncovered the creation would burned by it,

And peace and blessings be on the beloved Prophet, who struggled on the thorny path, and encountered great difficulties to spread the light of Iman throughout the earth, like the Sun which spreads its radiance in the early morning hours, peace and blessings be upon him, his family, companions, and those who seek to follow his Sunnah, until the Day of Judgment.

Greetings and salutations to you my dear brothers and sisters, I ask Allah who has gathered us at this blessed hour, on this blessed Channel, Al-Rahma, to join us together in the afterlife, along with the leaders of guidance, those lanterns in the darkness.

My beloved friends, I deliberately repeat, there is no present for those who forget their past, and no future for those who forget their noble characteristics, and if remembering our past was only to cry over lost grandeur, then it only brings hatred and sorrow.

The enemies of Islam try to block our connection to our past, so that this Ummah cannot access that blessed water that gives us life, that the spring for our new generation, so we cannot take from their light to see, or gather a spark to light our way, or witness the blood and energy and sacrifice they gave for the religion, blood that can flow through our arteries to bring us to life anew,

All nations boast about their past, but the most worthy of being honored and proud is the nation of the Mukhtar, the Chosen Prophet, for Allah says:  “You are the best Ummah sent forth for mankind, You command to good and forbid evil, and believe in Allah.”  These are the qualities we must fulfill in order to be the best Ummah.  And our noble Prophet was sent for all of humanity, as Allah says:  “We have not sent you except as a Mercy for all of the worlds.”

And this Ummah of Tawheed (establishing God’s oneness), has always begotten noble men and women, whom when we reflect on their righteous biographies, feel proud and honored. 

It might be easy to pick a lone flower in a desert, but it is hard to pick a beautiful flower in a garden flourishing with blossoms, each beautiful, and it may be easy to notice the lonely star in the sky, but when the sky is filled with stars, it is impossible to count them.

If the sun of Prophethood shined on the Arabian Peninsula, so then the Sahabah are the brilliant stars that orbit this sun, and they continue to provide us with illumination even to today.  But we remain in need of those who bring to life their biographies to our Ummah, in an age when we have been inundated with evil role models, and yet at the same time deprived of good ones.

Come with me tonight to hear the story of a valiant and noble young man, the companion of an unsheathed sword, a person of strong will and determination, a man always trusting in Allah, he made two Hijras, prayed to the 2 Qiblas, who witnessed Badr with the Prophet, and you know the Prophet said:  “Perhaps Allah looked at the people of Badr and said: Do what you like, for I have forgiven you.”

Tonight we have an appointment with someone whom Allah was pleased with, by the witness of Allah in the Quran, who was part of the Pledge of Ridwan, Allah says:  “Allah is pleased with those who gave you the pledge under the tree.”

Tonight we have an appointment with one of the ten promised Paradise, one of the six Umar chose to make Shura after his death, tonight we are with the nephew of the Prophet, the close helper of the Prophet, the strong upright one, he is Zubair ibn al-Awwam.

What do you know about this man?  A question I ask in the beginning of each program, what does the Ummah know about this hawari of the Prophet.  What is a hawari?  It is a disciple, and helper, a close companion.  What did Zubair give?  Let our youth learn from Zubair.  Let us all learn how to serve the deen through Zubair’s example.

He became Muslim when he was a youth, when he was around 12.  Some trustworthy narrators have even stated that he accepted Islam when he was eight years old.  I wish you could have a young child with you, who was this age, to sit with you in front of this program, so he could take him as an example. 
Imagine your child of 8 years, how would he be with the Prophet?   There are those from our Ummah who are upright at this age, because the Ummah of the Prophet is blessed, the good will never be taken away from it.
Zubair accepted Islam and he was 8 years old, or according to the Mustadrak, he was 12.  There was the Messenger, in House of Arqam, planting seedlings of faith in the bare hard earth of Makkah, calling to Allah in secret.  Why?  Because the idols have armies who stand guard, so whoever wants to oppose idol worship, they would attack them.  Imagine these people would slaughter each other over camels that they held sacred and had devoted to the idols.
So Makkah raised the banner of war against its most honorable son.

Zubair was with those few, who accepted Islam.  A false rumor spread through the city, saying that the Messenger was killed.  Zubair heard this, and he was younger than 15.  He was shocked like everyone, but he was not like anyone in love for the Messenger. 
So Zubair got out his sword, I say this with all my heart, because I know what I am saying, he was the first person to raise his sword for Islam, and whoever saw him said, “The boy, he was a sword.”
Then the Prophet saw Zubair, he said “What is wrong?”  Zubair replied “I heard you were taken and killed.”   
The Prophet said, “What would you have done then?”
He said, “I came to strike with my sword whoever took you.”

Do you feel the beauty of these words, my sons, the youth of our Ummah, he said, “I would strike whoever took you.”  So the Prophet raised his hands in Dua, to bless him, and his sword.  And what were these blessings?  Zubair ibn al-Awwam never missed a battle, during the lifetime of the Prophet, nor afterwards.  The Prophet blessed him and his sword.

After the Pledge of Ridwan, the Dawah started openly in Makkah, and you know what happened to the Muslims, of oppression, but few know what happened to Zubair, what he suffered, and he was only 17, from hurt, and punishment. Even the Messenger, they put dirt on the Prophet, and they placed impurities on him, until one of the companions said:  “Do you kill a man for saying there is no God but Allah?” this noble man of honor.

A bedouin came to the Prophet, and started trembling, the Prophet said: “Be at ease!  I am not an angel.  I am only a man whose mother used to eat dried meat in Makkah,” i.e. I am only human.

Can you guess, how did Zubair suffer?  I know most people know how Bilal suffered, but not Zubair.
Zubair’s uncle used tie straw all around him, then burn it, and Zubair would choke on the smoke, and his uncle would say, “Disbelieve in Muhammad, and I will remove the fire.”  Zubair said, “No! I will never disbelieve in the Prophet.”

“They paid a heavy toll for belief, and we enjoy it for free.
Allah knows who they were, they were the helpers of truth.”

He was a lesson in steadfastness.
“Do you think you will enter the Jannah and you will not be tested with by that which afflicted those before you?”

Many people, our youth and children, think a religious life is cheap, and living this religion is easy.  If religion is easy, they follow it, but if there is a slight difficulty, they turn on their heels.
“From the people there those who worship Allah on an edge,”

Yes, Iman, true faith, is not simply a word on the tongue, but what resonates in the heart, is reflect in one’s actions, and is affirmed by the tongue.  It is a big responsibility.

Imagine Zubair, not even 20, saying, “No! By Allah, I will never return to Kufr ever.”

Then they increased the punishment, so Zubair was forced to flee for his deen.  To where?  To Habasha, Ethiopia.  Why?  Because they had a righteous king.  So he could live in a land of justice, with a righteous king, so he went to Habasha.

Then he came back, but they continued to attack him, so he made his second Hijra to Madina.

The days went by, and Zubair ibn al-Awwam took part in the first of all battles.  The Battle of Badr.  By Allah, if only I hadn’t read the stories of the Sahabah, the young, the children, by Allah, I feel like I am nothing in front of them, those child giants, I feel so insignificant.

Abdurahman ibn Auf narrates: “When I was standing in the battle formation on the Day of Badr, I looked to my right and left and I saw two small children on each side of me, young kids.  I didn’t feel safe.”  He wished he could have been between two giant warriors.  “Then one of them took out his sword, and he asked, “Uncle, where is Abu Jahl?”  I said, “What would you do with him?” He replied, “I heard he cursed the Messenger, I promised Allah if I saw him I would slay him.”
Abdurahman ibn Auf continued: “I was amazed by that.”  The other youth said, “Uncle, do you know Abu Jahl?  I heard he curses the Messenger of Allah... I promised Allah if I see him, I will kill him, or he will kill me.”

Abdurahman bin Auf then said, “By Allah, I was never happier to be between two people.”  “So I looked, and I saw Abu Jahl moving between the people arrogantly.  “I said there he is.”
So they descended on him like two eagles.  Then they ran to the Messenger, and they said “We killed Abu Jahl!”   

One said to the Prophet, “I killed him.” And then the other said, “I killed him oh Messenger of Allah.”  The Prophet said, “Did you clean your swords, let me see them.”  Then he said, “Both of you did it.”

I feel like I am nothing in front of this young man.  Even today, we still see in the Ummah, young brave children like this. 

“Our youth, with their fingertips, will touch their history, and it will blossom forth anew.”
“You did not throw, but Allah threw,” so how can one whom Allah is with ever lose?

On the occasion of Badr, there were two horsemen with the Prophet, Zubair, and Miqdad.  Zubair got on his horse, and he was wearing a white turban, and then Jibreel came down to the battlefield, in the same form and shape of Zubair, the same turban, to fight with the Prophet, and help the believers.
In another narration, it says the angels came down and they looked exactly like Zubair.
Did you hear this my brothers and sisters.  This was the most honorable of battles, truth hurled against falsehood, and the angels were sent down looking exactly like Zubair bin al-Awwam.

In Uhud, which we spoke about yesterday, and victory turned to loss, and the blood of the Prophet flowed profusely, and the rumor of his death spread on the field, and some Sahabah threw down their weapons, remember Anas said, “Stand and die like the Prophet died.”
On this difficult day, 70 Sahabah were killed.  And Abu Sufyan wanted to kill the rest of the believers, especially since they gained so much booty, they were greedy for more.

So after the battle, Abu Sufyan came around with his army to attack Madina itself, and the Prophet got the news, and the wounds were still bleeding, but despite that, the Prophet called on the righteous, who answered the call, despite the fact that their wounds were still bleeding, so he chose Zubair and Abu Bakr to lead the defense and meet the enemy in the desert.

Can you imagine the scene, after what they suffered, and the Prophet(s) calls them to go out and fight again, with Zubair and Abu Bakr at the head of 70 of the Sahabah, and check the enemy attack.  When Abu Sufyan heard the news of reinforcements coming from Madina, he quickly abandoned the assault and returned to Makkah. 
Those pure righteous people under the leadership of Zubair and Abu Bakr, were praised in the eternal lines of the Quran, where Allah says about them, “Those who answered the call of Allah and the Messenger, after what they suffered of hurt,”  “Those who when it was said, the people have gathered a huge army against you, they were only increased in Iman.”

And the great status of Zubair with Allah comes out when the Messenger gave him good news on two occasions:
The first, when he gave him the good news of Jannah, as narrated by Tirmidhi and Ahmad: The Prophet said, “Abu Bakr is in Jannah, Umar is in Jannah, Uthman is in Jannah, Ali is in Jannah, Talha is in Jannah, Zubair is in Jannah, Abdurahman is in Jannah, Sa’d ibn Abi Waqqas, Said bin Zaid, Abu Ubaidah ibn Jarrah is in Jannah.”

These are in Jannah, by the witness of the one who does not speak from his passions.

But listen to the second occasion when he was given good news, in the battle of the Trench, when the Jews of Madina and the Confederate tribes, the forces of Kufr gathered against the Prophet, 10,000 fighters came to attack Madina, the home of true faith.

Imagine with me, the Messenger hears the news, and makes Mashura with the Sahabah, and they devised a plan to build a trench around the entire city, and new means of defense, which caught the Confederates by surprise.

They laid siege to the city, and it was a long siege, and then the Jews betrayed the Prophet.  The Muslims had left their women and children in the middle of the city, and they were now suddenly vulnerable.
The hypocrites began to spread their wicked words: “Muhammad promises us the treasures of Persia and Byzantine, but we cannot even go out to answer the call of nature without fear of being attacked!”   So the hypocrites began to spread their poison amongst the people, to cause the weak to falter.

The Quran records this terrible, fearful state of affairs:”And they came from above and below, and the eyes were bedazzled, and the heart reached the throats, and they had ill thoughts about Allah.”

Can you imagine the state of fear?  The believers were in a great tribulation, they were shaken with a mighty quake.

And the hypocrites said, “The Prophet has only promised us pipe dreams.  He promises us the riches of Persia and Byzantine, and we are not even safe enough to answer the call of nature.”

Can you imagine the scene?  And at this time, the Banu Quraidha betrayed the Muslims. 

Fear, despair.  And the Prophet said, as narrated in the Saheehain “Who will bring the news of Bani Quraidha?”

This is a difficult task, one should know that he may never come back.  The Jews had betrayed their covenant, the safety of the women and children were compromised, and the Prophet feared for them.

So the beloved Messenger said, who will come with the news?  Zubair stood up, the noble horseman, the companion of the unsheathed sword, and valiant warrior.  The Prophet indicated him to sit down.  The Prophet said again, who will come to me with the news of Banu Quraidha…no one stood up except Zubair, he indicated for him to sit, then he asked a third time.
Zubair jumped up, “I will, oh Messenger of Allah!”
Zubair went out with his horse, and came back, so the Prophet awaited him anxiously.  And he said something, if Zubair left the dunya with nothing except it, it would be sufficient for him.
The Prophet said: “Indeed, every messenger has Hawari, close disciples, and my Hawari is Zubair.”
One second Maulana, say that again.
“Zubair is my Hawari.”
The Hawari were like the disciples of Jesus, those pure, special, close, intimate companions and helpers of the Prophets.

“Every Prophet has a Hawari, and my Hawari is Zubair.”
What’s more than this?  Zubair’s son, Abdullah ibn Zubair, narrates in the Saheehain: “My father said:  When I came back from the Banu Quraidha, the Prophet said to me: May my mother and father be sacrificed for you.” which means great love for a person.
Oh Allah, he didn’t say that except to a few special Sahabah.
By Allah, my heart wants to jump, the best of Creation said, “May my mother and father be sacrificed for you.”

We say, oh Zubair bin al-Awwam, may our parents be sacrificed for you.

You kept your promise; you gave your life for the truth, for Islam.

The time is up, but let me say:

In Bukhari, Abdullah in Zubair said that before the Battle of the Camel, my father said: “Oh my son, no one will die today except wronging or being wronged, and I will die being wronged.”  He continued, “My son, my greatest worry is my debt, so sell our property, and pay off my debt.  If you are not able to, than seek help from my Maula (protector).”  Abdullah said, I didn’t know who that was, so I asked, “Who is your Maula?”  Zubair replied, “Allah.  Allah is my Maula.”

Abdullah said:  “We never had a debt except that I said, “Oh Maula of Zubair, pay off this debt,” and He paid it off.

This is the true practice of Trust in Allah, Tawakkul, “Is not Allah sufficient for His Slaves.”

So let us learn the lessons of Trust, bravery, and nobility from this honorable companion.

And after a few hours, the battle began, and Zubair died with Talha, to meet his Lord in the highest gardens, with the righteous.
“Zubair is in Jannah.”

My Allah bless Zubair bin al-Awwam, and his teacher, and join us with him in the afterlife.

And may peace and blessings be upon the Messenger of Allah, his family, and companions.

Peace be with you, and the Mercy of Allah, and His blessings.





Lecture via Al-Rahma Channel satellite broadcast.  Translation by Faisal Shaikh.  Any mistakes in translation are mine. 

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Be merciful to those on earth, and the One in the Heavens will be merciful to you.

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