The Sunnah of Makkah, Ethiopia & Madinah

How is the Sunnah of Makkah different from that of Madinah?

And what are the lessons from the time early Muslims spent in Ethiopia?

In this video, Sheikh Hamza Yusuf reminds us that we have three Sunan from our Prophet, peace be upon him.

The time of powerlessness in Makkah, which is not abrogated, but some Muslims act as if it has been abrogated.

If you say it’s abrogated, then his thirteen years in Makkah have no meaning.

All that suffering he went through, all that patience, … don’t really have any meaning to us anymore. They are just historical facts.

That’s basically what people are saying when they say that the Makkan period is over.

The Makkan period is never over.

If the conditions in which the Makkan period occurred return, then the same Sunnah of Makkah returns.

Even Ibn Taymiyyah said that…

The next Sunnah is how to live in a non-Muslim society that is not persecuting you, and that’s the Sunnah of Ethiopia, of Habasha.

They were allowed to practice their faith.

And the last Sunnah is when you have sovereignty. When God has empowered you figuratively, when God puts you in a position when you are representing His power.

So in that type of situation, how do you behave?

And again it is the magnanimity that you show.

Don’t miss this excellent two minute reflection by Sheikh Hamza Yusuf.