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topic today is a fresh onic look at the five pillars of Islam. I know that every single one of us we know about the five pillars of Islam we know about the
these pillars since we were children, we learned about them as we were perhaps even as we were toddlers, we learned about Salah we learned about cm, we learned about the gods, we learned about how we learned about before all of that the testimony of faith. And we know that the Quran is filled with guidelines on this. And the Quran has so much details on the on these particular subjects because essentially, these are considered some of the cornerstones of our faith.
What I want to do today is though, I don't want to talk about the basic details about the five pillars of faith, I think that all of us pretty much know that I want to talk about some subtleties that the Quran has related to these particular pillars. Now, as a precursor to that, let's just do a basic outline of these pillars of faith. We know that, first and foremost, in order for us to be considered Muslims, and in order for us our deeds to be considered acceptable, we have to bear the testimony of faith. And that testimony of faith consists of two things consists of the fact that you bear witness that there is no God, worthy of your worship and devotion except for Allah subhanaw
taala, and that simultaneously, you also bear witness that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is the Messenger of Allah. Now, there's, there are two very important things over here, number one, that Allah subhana wa Taala is the God that we worship, and that to we obey the prophets and the love of God within them, and you accept him as a messenger, in our times, we have to fitness to trials and tribulations that we're faced with. And that is that there are a group of people out there who want to deny the existence of a God as a whole. And then they want to say that all of the things in this world that we see today, every single thing, it just came out of nothing. And we know
that this is naturally we know that this is an impossibility, because of many different reasons. One of those reasons. And the most obvious of those reasons is that by our you know, trial and testing, you know, our approach of trying and testing the empirical approach, we know that there is nothing in this world that comes out of nothing, we have to have something in order for that other things to come about. So if you will not have a chair, except that there happens to be someone who made that chair naturally, you will not have this world, except that there is someone who made that world as well. And we also know that all of these causes one thing causing another another thing causing a
third and other thing causing a fourth, these causes have to come to an end, meaning there has to be an uncaused cause or meaning there has to be someone to whom all of these causes finished. Because if we don't have an uncaused, cause, then there will be an eternal regression of causes. And that is an impossibility because today wouldn't exist, except if we had an uncaused cause it will cost the trickling effect of the dominoes to take place in order for us to have today. Okay, so that is the first thing. The second factor. And the second point is that there are a group of people today who do believe in God and perhaps they even believe that the right faith in the right religion happens
to be Islam, but they don't believe practically speaking in the second testimony of faith, and that is that they do not accept the guidance of the messenger sallallahu it was said to be a guidance that is worthy of following the first group we know them as atheists to disbelieve in God and the second group we know them as those who have accepted Islam accepted God as well. But they are put honest meaning they say we only accept what the Quran has to say. But we don't accept what the Sunnah of the prophet of Allah has to say. And we say, in order for you to be a true Muslim, you need to believe in God, you need to accept the fact that there is a God, you need to accept the fact
that he sent down messengers, you need to accept the fact that these messengers had been given guidance from Allah Subhana Allah and the finality of them is the Prophet Mohammed. And in addition to that, you have to also accept the second testimony of faith, and that is that the Prophet Muhammad is the finality of the messenger and we need to obey what the prophet sallallaahu it was send them was sent with this one. Now, what about the second testimony? What about the second pillar of faith and this is where I really want to start the crux of my talk today inshallah, with that,
I personally believe that in order for Allah subhana wa tada to remind us that the legislation's that he's giving us they are worthy of following
along with each verse that he sends down around it somewhere on that page
Perhaps in the very verse perhaps in the verse before it, perhaps in the verse after it, perhaps in the compilation of three or four verses, Allah Subhana, Allah gives us some sort of a miracle, or he gives us some sort of a pointer that's going to remind us of the beauty of the world on which will allow us to submit ourselves to accepting this particular and then in turn, of course, following and obeying a law subpoena with data in that regard, as well. And I'll start at prayer, because that's the first of the pillars after the testimony. And we know that a precursor to prayer happens to be bajada. Right? If you open up any book of 50, you'll notice that the football how they always start
off with the hot rod and they go to Salas, a calcium and hedge, and so forth. Right? So a precursor to prayer is a bottle without the hotter, you are unable to pray, because you need to be purified in order for you to be able to pray, right, that's a definite. So considering that my dear brother, my dear sister, let's look at the word of bajada. In the Koran, the Book of Allah Subhana,
Allah Subhana, WA Tada. He, in in the Arabic language, even before that, in the Arabic language, there's two ways for us to refer to Bob. And remember a loss of Hannah with that and never chooses one word over another, except that he has a reason to do so. He's not going to choose a word without any any reason. Actually, you know, I've done a lot of research on this particular topic. And that is the word choices within the Koran. And I noticed through that research, and through the time that I spent with these words, I noticed that a line never chooses a word and then leaves out and often another word, except that there's a reason why he does that. And literally the Arabic language
without exaggeration, and this is something that you can search up even on Google if you want literally it has hundreds of 1000s if not over a million words, meaning there are a lot of words to get around. But Allah has chosen a selection of words. And he doesn't use all the words within the Arabic language, there's a lot to go around, but he will pick one and perhaps the one that is the
best. Now, we know that that in Arabic In order for you to refer to purification or to refer to cleansiness declared route the call on Allah subhana wa tada does not use the alternative and that is Nevada, even though the Prophet use that word, but he uses a bajada throughout. And there's a reason for that, because the word bahara it has two components to it.
And many times when Allah uses the word ohada and up on both of those two components are there the first component is that it is the physical purification, okay. So, when you physically purified that is within the Arabic language bottle that is a form of how to physically purify, you have some filters in your hand you go and wash it off, that is called the hub. Similarly, there is another meaning to the word bajada. And that is that is a metaphorical purification as well. So Allah Subhana Allah wants to remind us through this usage of this word within the Quran, and the consistency of it, and the neglect of the other word and the Vasa, he wants to remind us that he
wants you to be physically purified or Muslim. And he also wants you to be spiritually purified and metaphorically purified as well meaning he wants you to have a spiritual development and purification and simultaneously, Allah Subhana Allah wants you to also be purified, physically speaking, as well. And there are actually places now put on where he, he brings both meanings in one one place. So for instance, when Elia is talking about the people who purify themselves, and he's referring specifically to the, the people with the Oba and some of the narrations, he says fee, john, you hipbone at the bottom there in our people, they wish to purify themselves. And he uses the
The scholars if they've seen they said that over here Allah is trying to say that they love to purify themselves physically, because what they used to do was they would do your job, and, and it's the job as physical purification. After you answer the call of nature, you wash yourself that's called this ninja. So that is physical purification. So they would physically purify themselves. And in addition to their physical purification, they would also purify themselves and rectify themselves from sin.
And they will purify themselves when it comes to their hearts as well. So this is a physical purification and a spiritual purification taking place together. Now, the point here is that by using this word and preferring it over, for example, for you to join me, you're gonna get the novel of food right?
By using the word you get the ball huddle, a lot is able to pack more meaning into the verse, right? And that that shows the the rhetorical superiority of the book of Allah subhana wa. Right? Because the claim that the Quran makes is that the Quran is considered the the best literary work in the world, meaning that there is no human being you can bring something and its literary capacity and in terms of the word choice sentence rupture in terms of the even the, the sound and the tone of the word selected as well, if there's no other book that can, that can be comparable, comparable to the local art in this way. So that means that every time there's a word, we should look deeper and say,
Hey, why don't I take this word and switch it up with another one in the language? Is it going to render all the meanings that Allah subhanaw taala is trying to say? Well, we'll say that, no, and I've personally, as I said, spent hundreds of hours researching the word selection of the production. And I can say, with great confidence and love with data, that I've never seen a single word in the Quran that's been selected by a lie in one place, and then I try to replace it with another. And I find all the same type of meanings that Allah Subhana Allah had meant, definitely, that's not the case over here. This is another one of those examples that and by the way, this is
even more unique than maybe much of what I'll say today. Why? Because in this case, this is consistent throughout the Quran in the same way, meaning Allah did not choose
the word Nevada, for instance, in the portal aren't at all. And this is what we called, this will be called chemical Ania. A word which is able to find a word meaning Allah selected one and left off and other so for how long is the Quranic term, but Martha is an Arabic term which we can use, but it's not necessarily mentioned in the Quran. And I'll give you another example. So for example, for example, Allah Subhana Allah Allah says also related to the Hadith says, will you in zero la communism IE, na and Lita halal can be Allah subhanho wa Taala reveals upon you from the heavens water so that he may purify you with this water. Now,
we know that the water water has the utility to purify physically. And it also has the utility to have metaphorical purification of water that word. Okay. Well, you see,
when we talk about purification, in the, in Islam, we have two different types of purification. Right? rituals that is, you can, you can either just wash yourself from some filth that happens to be on you, that is like Ninja, for instance. Or if you're, if some filth ends up coming, you know, getting stuck to your hand, then you just wash it off, that filth is gone. That is one form of purification. But then there's another type of purification as well. And that is that you wash yourself in order for you to raise the ritual impurity from.
And when you're ritually impure, meaning you have a death, meaning, let's say that you've broken your loo or you have to make it Listen, there's nothing physically impure about you. There is no physical impurity for a person who has broken their will. When they go Naples, they might be as clean as anything, right. But there's a ritual
impurity that is being raised. Right? That's what they call hidden. Now, again, if we were to use the word Nevada, which is the equivalent of Bahama, which is the quote unquote, synonym of bajada, right? We wouldn't get that meaning because Nevada is specific to only physical impurities, it cannot be used for something that is a metaphorical impurity. Okay? So that's another reason why a bahala is a better word to use by Allah subhana wa, Tada. And just like that, by the way, there's around 15, different usages of the word bajada. And I looked through all of them in the format to see if in any place in any of the 5050 different usages right? In any of those, is it possible for
us to switch it with another word, and I realized that in all of them without exception, you can't replace the word the hot with the word Nevada. And that's again, showing the superiority of the selection of Allah subhana wa, tada when it comes to words, word choice, okay.
I'll give you another example. Okay.
Another example, there's actually so many examples, maybe what I'll do is I'll move on to another another topic perhaps even because the examples if we just keep on going even with the hot as I said, I've looked through all 15 occurrences and I noticed that in every single place, it is more superior to use the word bajada and less so when it comes to the word nullify. Okay.
So another, another topic or another example, would be
The word de mo. Okay. Now, I'm going to let you in on something that is perhaps new to you when it comes to the workday family.
Firstly, we know that that everyone when we hear the word family immediately what do you think you think of
doing? Tell them Hey, brother, maybe I'll ask you what do you think of them, but when you you hear about them?
Well, what I think is with the team like doing the if you can find water, then you get to the soil. Of course, of course, that's exactly what what the mo means. Now, that's pretty much what the word they among became known to mean after Islam came about, okay, but essentially, if we look at the origin of the word, Dammam, it doesn't actually mean a dry evolution as we as we call it now. Okay, in every book of fit, when you think of them immediately, you think of Dr. Lucian. Okay.
That is a technical meaning that has been codified by Muslims. And, but when Allah is addressing people in the Koran,
addresses them not with the meaning that was later codified. Okay.
Not with a meeting that was later codify. Rather, he's addressing them with the meaning that the Arabs knew.
So, in the Quranic language, the word they emblem, it doesn't actually mean the DRI evolution as we know it, which is if you don't have wok water, okay, you go and make quote unquote, a concept called de m.
So as of yet, the the concept of de m Yes, it is found in the Hadees, the profitsystem instead of a moment on button. But what I'm saying is in the Quranic language, Allah is not yet codifying it into
into a concept called them rather, he's using the term as the herbs though to use, which is, which is to,
which is to
cost, okay, just to direct yourself towards something. So that's what the word bamboo essentially means. It means to direct yourself towards something, and to seek it out very, very rigorously to seek something out very rigorously. That is what the word mo means IE, D and that's what the famous linguist by the name of a honey in Amazon fahidi, he explained the word damn woman in the eye itself with this understanding as well. And he said that the the idea that people took the work the moment and they made it into a concept, this wasn't necessarily there and the origin of the language, and that was in the usage that Allah subhanho wa Taala brought in the Quran. So now I will explain why
I'm saying all of this, right? Because we know that Allah Subhana, Allah tells us
when he says that
fact a man will say even lay, you can then go and look for dirt, which happens to be pure, so you may use it to wipe your face and wipe your hands, if there is no water, and if you're unable to make will, or was it
he's not saying go and make them even if I might have translated that, because I'm so used to it. He's saying, Go and direct yourself towards towards dirt which is pure.
That's what a lie saying.
Go and direct yourself and seek out rigorously so dirt which happens to be pure, so that you may be able to do what is later going to be called demo. Okay.
So there's a difference now between that and between,
between what we know to be demo a little bit of a difference, so let me explain it, it's a little bit confusing, but inshallah I will try to break it down in a way and I will move on until it's understood, inshallah, okay. So
what Allah is saying is that if you
don't have water, then go and work hard for you to seek out
dirt which is pure so that you may be able to tap your hands on it, wipe your face with it and tap your hands and wipe your hands with it as well. Okay, that is a Daniel
as the profits that day and when we thought about that a little bit to new digital, a little maternity, I think that their mom is done in this way that you smack your hands on the ground or you tap your hands on the ground, and you wipe your face with it and then you tap your hands on the ground again and you wipe your hands with it. Okay, so that's how the profit experiment a lie saying, search out seek out now. The thing is that many times Muslims they
when they're making family
They forget the the most important part of the mo which is what's codified or in the word and that is to seek out the dirt.
Okay, it's not that you just go and smack your hands on anything you see your top your hands on anything you see or go to the wall and just scrub your hands on there and then go ahead and make the image Allah is telling you that you have to seek out that dirt you have to search for that the just as you go and search for water you don't just take Pepsi and pour it on your hands and say philosophy will do right or your face and so forth you go and seek out the water if you don't have it. Similarly if you don't have the dirt you're going to have to go search it out that's what they end with me okay and and they also has the concept of Amman within it, like facing it so go and seek
it and face it it's before you some settle now you like okay, now you start to to wait. Now, now that we understand that the word what the word the emblem actually means. There's actually another place in the Quran where Allah subhanho wa Taala also uses the word they and what would this linguistic meaning not with the technical meaning that became so famous among Muslims that they forgot the original linguistic meaning, which is to face direct and seek out rigorous? Okay? So
Allah uses the word Dammam in the in the verse related to spending in the path of Allah Subhana Allah God, okay, how so?
But with this linguistic meaning that I've explained, he says in sort of the Baccarat he says, Yeah, you have Nadine Amano, and Sharon and Peggy batimat is a woman of origin and a combination of the well at a mammal service. I mean, hold on, well, let's do the FPV healer, Goofy, while I'm on the love on you and me. Allah Subhana Allah says, oh, who you believe, spend from the most purest of wealth that you've earned. And also spend from everything that we allow the earth to give up to you as well. Meaning all the crops that you get, why not they mmm will sabetha men who don't settle and don't,
don't what don't do stay a mom. Because the filthy wealth of yours.
Meaning don't face yourself. So the filthy wealth of yours, don't turn your dirt, your intentions of donating for the sake of a lot to specifically the stuff that you don't necessarily want. And it's the it's all the junk that you're going to be throwing out anyways or garage saleing it or checking it out, right? Don't turn your your faces to that when you're trying to spend in the path of Allah. And he then he says, well, let's do the afternoon he learned to the Lucy are things that you yourself would never take, unless someone makes you close your eyes, close your eyes, and then accepted. So gifted people what you're going to be willing to accept yourself and don't turn your
faces towards the wealth that you'd never want to accept yourself. Okay? What does this mean? This means that Allah wants you to imagine
Allah subhanho wa Taala wants you to imagine your wealth
in two categories, okay? He wants you to imagine wealth, which is absolutely pure wealth.
So what you've done is you've taken your wealth and divided it, you have $100,000 and out of that $100,000 $90,000 inshallah is absolutely pure, another 10,000 is not so pure. So he's saying, don't go towards that 10 which is, which is impure and take it and spend it in the way of Allah. Okay.
But there's another thing over here as well,
by telling you, that
go and spend only from the pure and don't spend from the impure is also telling you that don't spend from the third category which is a mixture of the pure and the impure, okay.
And all of this will not be understood, unless the workday emblem is used and why is that let me explain them, it means to face something with your face.
Stand in front of it. If Allah says do not face your face, towards the impure and spend from the pure, he's basically telling you divide your wealth into two categories, the pure, the impure and the pure.
Don't face the impure, but face the pure meaning don't have a third category, which is the mixture of the pure and the impure.
So all of that is happening, where it's happening in the workplace. If any other word is broader than that idea of dividing into two categories facing one and not facing the other that that's the entire imagery that ally is trying to make as lost.
All right. So when I say Mmm, hobbies, I mean wouldn't your honor less than the AFI inland tuna douchey. And don't give your wealth from the filthy wealth and that you yourself wouldn't be willing to accept this unless someone makes you close your eyes and then take it in that way. Okay, so this is just two examples of words related to prayer because by the moment the hot tub, they're both related to prayer, right? Okay, they're related to prayer in the Koran and there's others as well. And I'll go now to another concept. Okay. Go now to the second pillar of, of Islam.
Sorry, the third pillar of Islam and that is the zakat.
And same thing, even with the God we find that Allah Subhana Allah has word choices, they,
unique, okay. And even within giving the word choices are very unique. And the word that I want to talk to you about when it comes to the gods is the word
poor, okay? And destitute.
poor and destitute, you'll obviously always hear these words whenever we're talking about tickets, which is given for obligatory charity for the sake of Allah. Now, Allah has eight categories of recipients for Zika in the Quran, when Allah subhana wa Taala tells us and similar to dobot, verse number 16 says in the Masada password infocomm, that charity, ie obligatory charity is going to be for people who are destitute, and also for the Misaki for those people who happen to be miskeen as well, which means the poor. Now, what's the difference between a Filipina and a miskeen? They're both kind of poor. But there's a difference between those two. Of course, the scholars, when it
comes to the football, they disagreed, but I'll give you what I believe to be the right opinion. And that is that
the footbaww are people who are unable to
they're not even able to afford 50% of their needs. Okay, whereas the Misaki, they're able to afford more than 50%, but they can't get to the 100%. Okay, so that's the difference. So miskeen is poor and also a puppy is poorer for Pete is very important, is destitute, whereas the skin is poor, but he's not as poor as a puppy. He's above 50%. Okay, so that's the difference. Now, in the photo on the workshop, it is very rarely mentioned. Okay.
And the Koran, different word for feed, which is very poor, it's very rarely mentioned. Okay. And even that,
I think, to be honest, it's only mentioned three times in the Koran, in reference to charity.
And we know that boron is always telling us to be charitable, right.
But to think about that for a second, it's only mentioned three times in the Quran, in reference to charity.
And miskeen, which is less poor. Okay, who is less poor
miskeen has mentioned around 20 plus times, with in reference to charity.
I want you to kind of
completely understand this before I move to the next point, because I'll be building on it copied is more poor. But it's only there's only three occurrences of the word copied in the Koran in reference to church being charitable.
miskeen is less for, but there's around 20 plus references in the Koran
to being charitable to our miskeen.
Why? Oh, okay. Well, I mean, it would only it would make sense if you were to think with our human minds that hey,
if someone is more poor,
I've got to be concerned even more about him and that's why it's more necessary for Allah subhanho wa Taala to remind us of giving charity to the more important Okay, so there's a number of reasons why Allah subhana wa, tada does this. And I looked through again, every occurrences, every occurrence of both words in the book and to kind of see what's happening, why are lights choosing this over here? And that over there, okay, so let's start with the word selfie. So the word puppies mentioned, as I said three times, one of those times is when Allah subhanho wa Taala says, we're into flower pot off of a liquid, if you take yourself up behind it and give it to the people who are
destitute that is better for you. And the second occurrence is in the verse, the only verse in the Quran where both Athenian and miskeen are mentioned in the same place and that is sort of the dhobi number 16. In the Masada pattern in the southern part happened to be for folk rock specifically. And the third occurrence is when Allah subhanaw taala talks about giving to a feeding people, someone who's very destitute and in a very dramatic situation, he says, Well, I'll tell anyone that he said
Complete and give to a person who's going through severe difficulty and is destitute as well feed him Allah says okay, now when it comes to miskeen again 20 odd occurrences will
be they will probably attend mount Misaki now if you just remember that he Adama and Misaki you will immediately know that again and again and losses that your family or friends and Emma sacking the poor people. And he also says For example, I live in a with a phone on failure to screen those people are unable to fast that they should get Cydia as food for them is key for the person who is poor and not destitute. Okay.
And he also speaks in reference to cassata as well, when he says, If I'm when I shot it my second food of 10 miskeen.
So why miskeen? More often than
then, okay. I think this is a muscle panel with data using the social intelligence and language. Okay.
We know that the word puppies is a very, very poor, but it's socially relevant that people use the word miskeen. Okay, people use the word miskeen to refer to this anything that has that, that deserves pity. Okay. And this is something that even though he died, us getting the
who died in the year
406. He Jolla, he pointed this out also in his book and photo, where he said that, that one of the differences between subpoena and miskeen is that the word that the trapeze is a is a person who's destitute, sure, but miskeen like people, they whenever they feel pity for something, they use the word miskeen. Okay, so sometimes, like, if someone you know, is
doesn't have a spouse, someone will say, what a miskeen he doesn't have a spouse, okay? Or she doesn't have a spouse. So there's this sense of pity within the word miskeen. That's not there within the word puppies. And this is not something that is a new phenomenon. This is not a phenomenon within our social culture today, this is for hundreds of years, as I said, in the year 406, I will be I studies mentioning this so this is something within the language and within the culture of the herbs. And then obviously the candle Muslim culture as well, where we use the word miskeen to refer to something that deserves pity. So Allah is capitalizing on that sense of pity
that people have for miskeen by mentioning whiskey and again and again and again, throughout the Koran, so that we'll draw some pity within them and then they will be more willing to give for the sake of a lot of winners. Okay, so that's one of the points.
And another point is that Allah wanted to make the word Philippines more particular to him, meaning when it comes to your focus to Allah subhana wa.
So that's why in three places in the Koran, the word fuck on which is being destitute and that severe need that severe need is connected to Allah
so that you're reminded that your severe need should always be for a lot and it shouldn't be to the people. Okay, you can have some need to have the people shirts but that severe need maintain that for a lot because he's the one who is severely capable. And that's why when Allah says in the Quran, he says will love who knows I need you, but until when forgotten Allah is the average and you are the football you are though people who are who are forgotten that city need a native who Allah subhanaw taala and
he also says yeah, you are not Oh people until we forgot we eat a lot. You are the ones who are ever needy to Allah subhanho wa Taala who who would have done he would have been so he over there the need that he the word that he uses to describe the need is so caught up. And similarly in a third place a law says that eikonal forgot now he's talking about singles that are ready to get married and they're in severe need. So he says if they happen to be fully caught off, is it happening happen to be destitute, severely needy, don't worry, you only him Allahu Allah will come in and Allah will enrich them. Okay, so in the Quran, often the word fuckup comes connected with a muscle you realize
that severe need should always be for Allah. And, and often when giving comes with miskeen so that people's emotions are capitalized on and people feel pity for the needy and they give to the people. Okay, so this is how Allah uses these words. And this is really phenomenal because there's social intelligence in the way of lies using using the word as well. Okay, and the last thing and this is very important, and that is because the word facom Okay, the word facom is, is
specific to need. Okay. Whereas the word miskeen is not always specific to need.
So, when the word phipa was almost not almost, when the word faqad is always related to need, then Allah says that that word that's always related to need is more befitting of me because I'm the one who always fulfills needs. Whereas the word miskeen is not always related to need. Sometimes it's just related to, as I said, pity that people have for others, even if that person is not needy. I'll give me an example. For example, as a parent, what data describes the boundaries that it says well, Ludovic, dallying with Villa two and mosqueda, Allah has struck upon them humiliate humility and masculine as well. Now, there are a lot of rich people that were there within Bedouins that are
eight but they still were described as mysskin.
Because people can still feel feel pity for someone who has money. Okay. So that's that's the the idea there. So where's the word fucker doesn't have that possibility where a person is copied and yet still very wealthy at the same time. Okay. And,
and I'll just mention one last point here, and that is that
there is and this is kind of unrelated, yet related at the same time, there is one more usage of the word miskeen. And that is in the Hadith of the Prophet in the daughter of the Prophet preset, Allah Hi, my name is Keenan, what am its name is Kenan. wakeeney feasibility. Misaki. Oh, Allah, make me live as an esteem make me die as a miskeen and raise me up also within the within the ranks of them a second. Okay. So what does that mean? Is he trying to say poverty? No, that's not what life's Profit System is trying to say. Some people they falsely understood the word miskeen over here to mean poverty. Notice just the last point I pointed out, the word miskeen is not always related to
poverty. Sometimes it's just related to
pity and sometimes it's related to something else. So over here, what the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is trying to say here is that Oh, Allah
raised me as a person who's got humanity because because the poverty sometimes makes a pump person humble. So there's a connection between that you saying make me a person who's humble raised me between between the ranks of the humble ones, and and raised me up on the Day of Judgment among them a Sakina is the ones who have been humbled as well. The reason why we know this is because the Prophet didn't die poor. Okay.
If the profit had made this the art intended by that poverty, then then you would have died poor we know that there's enough evidence that the profits is in them had not died, a poor man in fact, the profits and then had the gardens that were in Medina alter his name through the fight. And the profits isn't about the gardens, also a feather as well to his name, a person who has that much real estate to his name is not called poor.
So the Prophet didn't die poor, but he still said, Oh, Allah make me live in a scheme, dying scheme, and yet raised me up on the Day of Judgment among the group of machines, so he didn't die poor and that again, goes back to the fact that the fuck out of the word fucker is very particular to me. Where the word miskeen is not. And that's why a lot chooses the word.
Always or often. With his own self, meaning he wants to tell you you're a slave of mine should always be for me and not for anybody else. Okay.
I asked him lots of hands on with Allah to grant us
you know, guidance taqwa, FF and vinaya as the prophet of Islam used to say, allow maintenance and who can
allow monies to power our Lena or ally asked you for guidance. I asked you for piety I asked you for chasity and also I asked you for for wealth as well. And that leads me to another pillar, and that will be the fourth pillar. Okay?
Brother, if you want to jump in anytime you're always welcome in sha Allah. Well, Mashallah, it's going very good, very smooth. Please, please continue. Okay.
Okay, so, the fourth pillar, of course, is the pillar of fasting. Okay. Now, there's a rule that is
in the Arabic language, which I need to explain before I move on to talking about this. The rule is such that
the other team of na, that didn't know and as the other thing, that whenever there's more letters in a word,
that more letters usually should give more meaning as well. Okay.
So when a word has more letters within the Arabic language, I know in other language, this may not be the case, but within the Arabic language, and also for the most part, when there are more letters than that would render more meaning. This is not a rule that's hard and fast, occurs every single time. But it is one of those rules that happens most of the times within the language. So the
so I'll give an example. Given means arrogance. three letters, da, da, da.
Kibriya also means arrogance. But it's a deeper meaning. Because, and it's also got bah, bah, bah. And then there's a lot of other letters. Yeah. And if Hamza so you have six letters versus three so obviously, the rule is more letters more meaning. Got it.
So keep won't keep it would be arrogance Kibriya would be even greater arrogance. Okay. Now,
if you know fasting in Arabic, we call fasting one soul.
Okay, we call fasting fo, but there's also another word, and that is sia. One of them is three letters. Solid. Wow, me. And the other one happens to be four letters. thought, yeah. And if me, okay, so one of them has four letters, and the other one has three letters. Now the rule, as I said, is that the more letters the more meaning. So naturally, you can say to yourself that maybe cm has more meaning in it than the word song, which is three letters. And this is for lovers. And
although as I said, that's a rule, the sometimes that rule is also broken as well. And in this case, that rule is actually broken. And there is a reason why I'll explain to you just they stay with me Shama now,
for Arabs, and what I mean by Arabs is pre Slavic Arabia and Arabs, up to 130 years after the agent of the prophet to send them for Arabs during this time, the word Psalm and cm was used interchangeably. So they could use both of these words, and they could pretty much say, You know what?
It's the same thing, okay. But the Koran never allows that idea of the same thing to be done.
And this is something that is out the book of Allah, every single vector is chosen with great care. Although the Arabs they considered Solomon cm, almost synonymous or synonymous itself, right? Although they did consider it like that. When it comes to the usage of the Quran, no.
A lot decided that I'm going to use CRM for a specific meaning, because it's got more letters, it should have more meaning. And I'm going to use song for another meaning it's gotten less letters, it should have less meaning. Okay.
So He even went against the natural language structure of the Arabs, because this is the Quran is going to be even far more beautiful than the regular Arabic speech. So in the Quran, throughout the Quran, Allah Subhana, Allah does not call fasting. So
he only calls fasting. So yeah. Because in siyam, you're going to be withholding from a number of different things. You're going to be withholding from foul language from backbiting from tail bearing, you're going to be withholding from food from drinks from sexual activity, you're going to be withholding from a lot of different things, right? All of that is within fasting within sia.
So there's a lot of wistful withholding going on.
So for the purpose of this lots of withholding going on, Allah uses the word siyam, because it's got more letters, it should have more meaning.
Now there is another soul quote unquote, another type of withholding as well, that
that is described in the Quran in surah. Maryam when she says for Cooley, in Nina's 19, Solomon, Fernando condemned the oma NCSA that I have decided to do it sewn for a loss of time.
And because of that, I am not going to be speaking to any human being today. So what that saw was, he decided that I'm going to remain silent for the sake of a muscle panel.
And that silence was something that was a religious practice within their time and their their religion and so she was practicing a silence and hoping for reward from Allah Subhana. Without that from that silence. So in silence, you're only withholding from what one thing which is speaking.
So the word that's used for withholding over there has less words, less letters, three letters,
whereas when it comes to fasting, you're withholding from eating
drinking, smoking. If a person smokes man lab protect us all. You're withholding from, you know, backbiting pill baring your heart with hoarding hope withholding from fighting with people withholding from a lot of different things which otherwise we're able to do. So more words, more meaning less words less meaning, even though in the Arabic language in the origin of the language, both words are used interchangeably by different tribes, perhaps, right? So but Allah subhanho wa Taala doesn't allow for that to just be just like that. Rather, he wants to make sure that even if the word has a similar meaning, I'm going to look at the structure of the meaning as well. Okay, of
the word as well and and be considerate of the structure and accordingly choose one word over another in one place over another as well. Okay, so that's when it comes to fasting foam and cm.
And last, but not least, and now I'll talk a little bit about as well, last but not least, and that is hedge. Now, there's a verse in sort of the,
either in blondes, Allah Subhana, Allah says, when you look at minister, he said enough for a law upon the people is that they make homage to the house of Allah, whoever is capable of doing so. Okay? Whoever is capable of doing so. Know, for the paperwork capability, there are two words, there are a number of words, but there are two famous words in the Arabic language for the word capability for the concept of capability. So there is the word goodra. Right. That's why we call it a lot of comedy, right or the card.
And that's why we have the name of the Father, the slave of the one who was all capable, the Pioneer as well, which is the slave of the body. We are capable as well, right. So
there is the word Kwanzaa and then there's the word is still thought most of them. If we were to do a direct translation, they both pretty much come out to mean capable and capable, but Allah uses the word is still far. For those people who aren't capable, they should make Hajj for Allah subhanho wa Taala. And the word used is is the bar not good. Let me explain the difference between these two words.
The word put that up, it simply means
an ability to do something.
Okay? And ability to do something
is a person
physically able to pray.
If he is physically strong, mentally capable, and knows how to pray.
He's physically able to pray. Right?
With me, brother.
He's physically able to print. But
if I take his hands and our tie them up, his body is still physically able to pay, prayed, but something is going to be stopping him for that prayer isn't that so?
Of course. So the person has the quality of capability within him. Because his arms are functional, his legs are functional, his mind is functional, his tongue is working, he's able to stand, sit and all of that. But now that he's been chained, he can no longer move in order for him to be able to do the movements. Right. So that is what you're capable. But perhaps there's going to be something hindering you or something blocking you. Okay. Whereas the word stiff aha is more than just personal capability that is being capable and also being enabled to do something. Okay.
Although most of the translations will say capable, but I'm giving you the deeper meaning of the word itself, ah, it's being capable and also being enabled to be able to do something, okay. And that's why if you look at the books of fic, they don't just talk about the cape physical capability of a human being, they talk about the capability, and they talk about him being enabled also to be able to make the hydrosol. So a lot uses the word is the bar because it's the bar has the word up or up or a bar, that which means which means to obey. So the scholars, the linguists, they say that, that is the thought it means that his limbs were able to obey Him, and what do you want to do? Okay?
So you might have the money, you might have the wealth, but your heart is just not, it doesn't have the energy to be able to, it doesn't have the spirituality to be able to subdue your limbs, okay? So your limbs are not obeying you. And again, if the work was that I was used to meaning wouldn't be there. So Allah Subhana Allah, Allah says that he wants you to make hard if you're capable. And he also wants you to make Hajj, bearing in mind that you have
to also be enabled, there has to be a plane that's going to take you, or a ride that's going to take you, your, there has to be Sophia from Allah subhanho wa Taala that is going to enable you as well, to be able to make that happen as well, your bodies, your body should be responsive enough for you to be able to make that hug. And all of those meanings are encapsulated by Allah subhanho wa Taala. And the word is still law, which is not again there, and the word puts it as well. And these are basically three or four examples that I've given you maybe five examples of words, otherwise, throughout the Koran, we'll see this in the five pillars and also other than that bipolars because
they'll be there and every single walk of life and every single aspect of life as well within these rituals and outside of these rituals as well. I asked him a subpoena with Anna to allow us to be able to see that hold on as a guide that increases our spirituality and faith and makes us understand that this book was not just written by a human being and it was not just created
like that. It rather This is a sliver This is an attribute from among the attributes of Allah subhanho wa Taala because this is divine speech. It came from a lot that's where it started and it was given to humanity as a gift I asked a lot to bring us closer to the book of Allah subhana wa tada and that he makes the book of Allah the fountain of our hearts Olam I mean some of the Love is a you know, Mohammed
amin sharing I'll go obsolete. Thank you very much martial law. There was no points uncovered no stones unturned.
Really, it was very beautiful as the title suggests that a fresh chronic look at the five pillars of Islam. We looked at you looked at the taharah terms that calcium and
Hutch, the capability of doing the hike today was very beautiful. Thank you for explaining all these word choices in the Quran, about the five pillars of Islam. And it was really so this really was a refreshing book. So with that we come to the end of our winter sweet thank you for being part of this share of do Absalon It was really fun. I hope there'll be lots of benefits regarding this topic. Thanks so much
for having me and I prayed that Allah subhana wa tada gives us the ability to conclude our lives on a positive note, just as we're concluding this retreat on a positive note as well.
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