The Prophets Series CD1 1:8- p 1/5

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We present
May Allah’s Peace and Blessings Be Upon Them All























[The Imaam will cover the lives of Adam through Isa ]











The Prophets Series CD1 1:8- p 2/5
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[faqsusilqasasa la‘allahum yatafakkaroon]
So relate the stories, perhaps they may reflect
[Al-A’raf-7:176]

Adam
Sheeth
Idris
Nuh
Hud
Salih
Ibrahim
Ismail
Ishaq
Lut
Ya’qub
Yusuf
Shuaib
Ayyub
Dhul-Kifl
Musa
Harun
Yusha’ bin Noon
AlYasa’
Ilyas
Dawud
Sulayman
Yunus
Zakariyyah
Yahya
‘Isa
Muhammad

نيعمجأ مهيلع هملسو لإ ةاولسو ملسو هيلع ا ىلص
[SallAllahu alayhi wasallam wasalawatullahi wasalaamuhu alayhim ajma’een]




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[Ulaa-ikallatheena hadAllahu fabihudahumuqtadih]
They are those whom Allah has guided, so follow their guidance
[Al-An’aam-6:90]








The Prophets Series CD1 1:8- p 3/5
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The Lives of the Prophets

يجا وطيشا يم لب ذوع
يحا يمحا ل سب
،غسن ،نيسن ،محن ل محا وإ تـيس يم ،نسن رش يم لب ذون ،
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ش ل ح ل لإ اإ ل و ش ، ا يد ل لض يم ، ا لضم ل ل يم
صاوسر
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محم و ش ا
- ب م
محم ي يا يسح ،ل بك ثحا قص وإ – س يع ل ىص - ش ،
رنا ي ةالض لك ،ةالض ةعب لك ،ةعب ةثحم لك ،تثحم رومل

[Aoothu billahi min ashaytaan irrajeem, bism illah irahman irahim. Inna alhamdu lillah, nahmaduhu wa
nasta’eenuhu wa nastagfiruhu wa nastadih. Wa na’oothu billahi min shuroori anfusina wa min sayyi’aati a’malina.
Man yahdihi allahu fala mudillalahu, wa man yudlil fala hadiyalahu. Wa ashadu an la ilaha illa allah wahdahu la
sharikalahu. Wa ashhadu anna Muhammad ‘abduhu wa rasooluhu
Amma ba’ad-
Fa inna asdaka al hadeethi kitaabullah, wa khair al hadyi hadyun Muhammadin salillahi alayhi wasallam wa
sharral umoori muhdathaatuha wa kullah muhdathatin bid’ah wa kullah bid’ahtun dalala Wa kulla dalalatun fi
annar]

I seek refuge in Allah from the rejected Shaitan.
In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
Verily, all thanks and praise are due to Allah, from whom we seek His help, forgiveness and guidance.
We seek refuge in Allah from whatever evil our hearts conceal and from the consequences of our evil
deeds. Whomsoever Allah guides, none can misguide, and whomsoever Allah leaves astray none can
guide. And I bear witness that there is none worthy of worship except Allah - without any partner, and
that Muhammad is His slave and Messenger.
To proceed-
Indeed, the most truthful speech is the Book of Allah, the best guidance is the guidance of Muhammad,
may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon Him, and the worst of affairs are the newly invented matters.
Every newly invented matter is a religious innovation, and every religious innovation is misguidance, and
every misguidance is in the Hellfire.





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Allah says:

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[Nahnu naqussu ‘alayka ahsanalqasasi bima awhayna ilayka hathaal qur-ana wa-in kunta min qablihi lamina
alghafileen]
We relate unto you (Oh Muhammad) the best of stories through our revelations unto you of this Quran,
and before this you were among those who were unaware of it
[Yusuf-12:3]

It is from Allah. Allah is the one who is revealing this to Muhammad and to this Ummah. Allah
says
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صا .We relate unto you the best of stories. These are the best of
stories, because they are dealing with the best of creation.


Some of the benefits of talking about the Anbiyaa:

1: Because Rasulullah was commanded to do so. Allah says:

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[faqsusilqasasa]
So relate the stories
[Al-A’raf-7:176]

It’s a command from Allah given to Rasullillah that he must- Allah is commanding him that he
must narrate these stories unto the ummah. So it becomes a duty upon us to relate these stories, it
becomes mandatory on us to convey the message of the anbiyaa of Allah and their stories. So number
one- we are doing this as an ibadah of Allah , to fulfil a commandment of Allah.


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[la‘allahum yatafakkaroon]
Perhaps they may reflect
[Al-A’raf-7:176]

Relate and convey to them the stories- why? So that they may reflect.
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فا [la‘allahum
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يت [atafakkar]. These stories are not to entertain us. These
stories are for us to derive lessons and reflect, and to contemplate, and to think about…to deeply reflect
on them. That is what we need to do.


3: Another reason why it’s extremely important to study the stories of the anbiyaa of Allah ; Allah
says:

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[Ulaa-ikallatheena hadAllahu fabihudahumuqtadih]
They are those whom Allah has guided, so follow their guidance
[Al-An’aam-6:90]

They are the ones who are guided, and Allah is instructing Rasulullah to follow them- to follow their
guidance, because they are the best.
We need to have role-models. It is very important for the human being to have a role model, especially in
the early stages of our lives. You find that every human being has role models- if they are not good, they
are going to be bad. That is our make-up as human beings. We must have some role models; we must
have some people whom we look up to. If we are not going to provide our children and our youth with the
role models of the anbiyaa and the role model of Rasulullah and the role models of the sahaba, they are
going to find role models somewhere else- because human beings cannot live without role models. And
Allah is telling Muhammad that he must follow the way of the anbiyaa of Allah . If this
instruction was given to Rasulullah , then what should we do? :
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[fabihudahumuqtadih]
Allah is commanding Rasulullah : Follow their way. So we need to study the lives of the anbiyaa of
Allah so that they can become our role-models.


4: To love them. Al mahabba. If we do not know someone we cannot love them. We all claim that we
love the anbiyaa of Allah. But if we don’t know the details of their lives, we don’t know what they went
through, how could we have respect for them?
Abu Dharr came to Rasulullah and asked him a question. What is the total number of anbiyaa?
Rasulullah said- (what is the number of the anbiyaa?)- A hundred and twenty thousand and the
messengers among them are three hundred and fifteen. So the anbiyaa of Allah are a hundred and
twenty thousand and the messengers –alrusul are three hundred and fifteen. I’m translating ‘nabi’ as
‘prophet’, and ‘rasul’ as ‘messenger’.
So there are two different things; ‘Nabi’ and ‘Rasul’. Nabi, the plural of it is anbiyaa; rasul, the plural of it
is rusul. So what is the difference between the nabi and the rasul? What is the difference between the
prophet and the messenger? There are a few opinions of the ulama in this. One of them is that the rasul is
the nabi who is given a law. But the nabi who is not a rasul is following the law of another rasul- so every
rasul is a nabi, but not every nabi is a rasul. Every prophet is not a messenger, but every messenger is a
prophet. If a prophet is given a new law then he becomes a rasul and a nabi. If he is not given a new law,
then he is a nabi only, a prophet.
An example of that to make it a little bit clearer:
Musa is a rasul- why? Because he was given the Tawrah. But Harun is not a rasul. Harun is a
nabi- why? Because he is following the law of his brother. Harun is following the law of Musa. This is
one difference the ulama give between nabi and rasul.