Imagine yourself in Saudi Arabia, 1400 years ago–the hot sun high in the sky. Hot sand scorches your slippers as you slip into the masjid. But it’s worth it–to sit in the shade of the walls of the masjid, surrounded by your Muslim brothers on all sides, and there, just to your right, the Messenger of Allah (صلي الله عليه وسلم).
From the distance, a figure approaches; closer, then closer. A traveler? A delegate? He stops and sits directly in front of the Messenger of Allah (صلي الله عليه وسلم). White robes, pure white, untouched by sand and dirt; where did he come from?
“Tell me, Muhammad, about Islam.”
You’ve heard this hadeeth before, hundreds of times–Hadith Jibreel. “He came to teach you your religion.” Scholars write books about it. People quote it as a fundamental hadith in the pillars of eman.
But what does it really mean? What are the implications? Why did the best of angels come to the best of humans in the best of gatherings? Is there something here we should pick up on?
Join us for the Light of Eman lecture series and find out. The first session took place on Monday, November 12th, 2007 @ 7:30pm EST. This is one lecture you need to attend! The lecture will take place on PalTalk, so please set up your account in advance; email us if you require any technical assistance.
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