Sects and Cults in the Muslim World #12 – Rise of Batiniyyah
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praise the due to Allah, Lord of the worlds and peace and blessings be upon our beloved Prophet Muhammad, the master of the first and the last, and upon his family, his companions and all those who call to his way and establish his sunnah to the Day of Judgment. As to what follows my beloved brothers and sisters, to our friends, our viewers, a Salam alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh Alhamdulillah, we thank Allah subhanaw taala for another opportunity to reflect upon His mercy, and to try to analyze where we are at based upon where we have come from.
And this is an extremely important topic for Muslims, to have a basis of the history of the Muslim world. And when I say history, I don't mean just dry facts. But the actual experiences that Muslims went through in this over 1400 years cycle of new bawa of the Prophet work. And it is so important for us to understand where we have come from, and how people reacted to the revelation.
Today, we see that Muslims makeup, over 26% of the Earth's population, Muslims in China and India and Southeast Asia and Africa, Europe, the Americas, all over the planet. We are still, despite the problems we are facing, probably the fastest growing religion on earth. We still have great capabilities. We have young people, we have great mineral wealth, we have traditions, we have a history, we even have a military, we have everything in place. But there's something missing in our hearts, and also in our concepts, the concepts of who we are,
where we are going. And so in order to understand where we are today, we need to understand the past. And for the person who is coming into Islam, whether they be a non Muslim who has embraced Islam, or whether it's a young Muslim, or a practicing Muslim, who an early part of their life was not involved in Islamic practice. And then suddenly the lights went on. And they start practicing Islam, that in a sense, is also a new Muslim.
And so for a person who has that zeal of a new Muslim, just embrace the faith, thinking in a positive way. Looking at the Quran, realizing the beauty of the Sunnah of the way of Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him.
It's sometimes traumatic, to hear discussions about Islamic history. It's also sometimes confusing
when names are being thrown out at us. And so if we don't understand the background of the names, if we don't understand the reality on the ground, then we can look at the Muslim world as a hodgepodge quilt of confused people who are hopelessly divided. Reality is is that human beings have a dual nature we have this way of doing what is right and what is doing
We're doing what is wrong. And right from the beginning of time, there were those of us who chose to follow the teachings of Allah subhanaw taala. And there were those who submitted to our lower self. And so that's the constant struggle that we are going through, and will continue until the day of resurrection.
And so we hear so many different names. We have sunny, we hear Shia, we see Hashemite, we may it's our baskets, we hear Hanafi Maliki Shafi, we hear so many different names. It's my Ely, muddy Qadiani. And we try to understand who are they and where do they come from. And so this course is developed, to go to the basics, and to show with a fairly neutral understanding where these names come from, and to put it to scrutiny, and to try to give a basis of understanding what happened throughout the glorious history of Islam. And so in order to do a review, with some of the names that we've gone through already, I want to look at the lineage the family tree.
Now we recall that in the lineage of Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him going back to his ancestors, and going back to per se, who was one of his great great, great, great grandparents, and then abdomen f and this is again, looking at the Pradesh, looking at Mecca, early Mecca, in the Arabian Peninsula. And we see that abdomen F, his son, Hashem.
But there was also a Muttalib there was no filter was up to shrimps. And then going down, we see that Hashem was beloved by the people of Mecca. And
he was given and his family was given the responsibility of giving out water and provisions to the people. And they had this charisma about
on the other side of the family of the shrimps coming down with Mia
the the power to Liwa the flag was given to the other side. And so in the descendants of of the metallic coming from the hash Jimmy's had the descendants of Romania, there wasn't a sense of type of power struggle. And Romania himself because of this power struggle was banished from Mecca, and his descendants carried with them a feeling of being deprived of the leadership.
Now going further down, we see with Abdullah autolock.
His son some of his sons and our bass, Abu Talib, Hamza, Abdullah, Abu Lahab and Hadith. And we see Abdullah so from Abdullah is that's the prophetic line coming down. Now on the side of Romania.
Right. These are the big clans of the Kodesh. There is how to
and going back, Abdullah, there is Prophet Muhammad peace and blessings, people. So you can see the Romanians on one side, and you see the Hashem ease on the other side. And the profits are seldom there with the hashing. It's coming from the side of Abu Talib. There is of course a kilo pail. And there's Jafar there is Ali. And I'm putting first because the concept of the moment
that the Shia look at they say first, you know, with Ali, but of course, in the in the mainstream. We don't consider him to be the first Imam. We consider him to be illustrious companion.
And he was the first male
to embrace Islam, he was a boy. But you know, he was from the Saba Kuhn. And he was the cousin of Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him, and lived in his house as his son. So Ali, in a sense, was the closest to being a son of the Prophet because by the will of Allah, his sons died from an early age. Now looking at the side of Romania, you see herb, and then Abu Sufian. Now, here's your leaders in Mecca, and from Abu Sufian, was Mahalia.
And, and then going back to the other side, we see the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him.
Now, in terms of lineage, we know that the leadership in Islam is a type of meritocracy. It should be based upon the one who deserves to be the leader, but in a mind of most human beings, they look upon their leaders as a type of dynasty. And so for those coming out of the great dynasties of Egypt, for a
Persia, or Rome, or any of the places of the world, just about, they're looking for a dynasty. The closest to that was Ali and Fatima, and Ali married Fatima, the daughter of the Prophet peace be upon him. And so from there comes a lineage. Now, we take it down, and we see on the side of our best now I want to go back to this again. Here's our best right, the uncle on that side.
And then from there is the baskets. On the right side. If you go up, there is a double Soufiane Wow. Yeah. And there is roommates. So this made killer fit.
There is the Ambassade kill aphids. It's all coming out of Polish.
But it is two sides of the family. Now we're dealing with the Hashi mites.
Remember, the first Imam if you can use that concept was Ali had coming out of Ali was Hassan is subtle Hassan and then Al Hussein. Okay, so coming out of Hassan. He had a number of sons Hassan had actually 21 sons or more. So there were many Hassan is coming from his family.
And probably the most prominent Amongst them were the Idris IDs of Fez in North Africa. And coming out of Hussein, because as we understood, was saying, married one of the daughters of the Shah or the leader of Persia, the Saudi dynasty, she was captured and given to Hussein as a right hand possession and freed her and he married her. So coming out of Hussein and Chateau Balu.
There his descendants carry the prophetic blood from Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him, and also the blood of the Persian Dynasty, which for people coming out of Persia is something divine. And so from that side, we see coming Ali Zainul RBD.
So he is the oldest successor of Hussain rhodiola, one who was massacred in the terrible slaughter in Karbala, by the forces of Yazzie.
And so, Ali's anal RBD. And coming from Ali, who was the fourth is then his successor, who was in charge of the family basically, at that time, in the life of the Imams. It wasn't a separate sect, you know, they try to project and say, the Muslim world broke into Sunni and Shia, as though it is two equal parties. That's not true. All of these people, right up all through the 12 months, they were basically following the Sunnah. And there was no named Sunni Muslim. That was given at that time, he was just Muslim.
There was a debate, there was the people of the close family of the Prophet SAW Salem, the Hashemites. That was a known family just like it was in Mecca, the Romanians who had come into power through my Alia
they were the first dynastic rule after the whole of our regime, which was Abu Bakar Omar with men and Ali. So we understood this. Okay, and then following the demise of the Romanians was the Bassetts. Okay, so now with the Imams, and I'm using that term guardedly. There is Muhammad Al baraka and this is number five.
Now, what was happening at that time, is there were people who were taking extreme positions because of the fitna the trial and tribulation of Muslims dying and fighting each other extreme elements started to come in.
And the brother of Muhammad, who was the fifth leader of the debate, Zaid Imam, Zaid, he was asked
to curse the Sahaba especially the whole of our Russia Dean, in order to gain
troops or support to fight remains, he refused. And so they left him and so he said referred to Mooney. You left me. Rafa, you denied me.
And so the rafidah the extreme elements of the Shia
on one side, and then the ze dia, the Zedi Shia were basically the Sunnah on the other side, and we found out that this ad is their base, their main base was in Yemen. There was also a group of this idea who went to the Caspian Sea region that would be present day Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, around that great sea, and parts of Iran
in that area. Now going back to the Imams number six was Jaffa Masonic Rhodiola one. And I say that because at that time, he was a friend and colleague of Imam Malik, Rahim Rahula are great. They were they were great. Learned people living in Medina, no Sunni and no Shia. But he was considered to be later on to be the sixth Eema.
He had to make a decision in terms of who would succeed him. His oldest son was Ishmael.
Is my email According to some historians, even while Dune was famous in North Africa,
he wrote that his mail had a drinking problem. And so because of this and whatever else, he didn't immediately choose his mail. And it turns out to this might have died before Java. So Musa al Kadhim.
Although he wasn't the eldest son, he was chosen as the seventh Eema
the followers of Ismail
who thought that he should be number seven refuse to accept Musa but they eventually accepted the son of Ismail Muhammad. And so this is where is my alias come from? So your name is my Ely, in its original form
comes from Ismail, who would have been the seventh EMA. So this is how the names start to come. And you will see how they change over time. So
this my email again is a smiley Shiism from Musa came Ali radar, number eight. And then Muhammad atopy is number nine, Ali Al Hadi number 10 and Hassan Al Askari number 11.
And Mohammed Ahmed Tada, who is number 12. So this is what constitutes the 12 Imams of what is ignatia, the twelvers of Shiism, that's the mainstream of the Shia belief,
the 70 years, those who felt that Imam had stopped at seven, that it stopped that Ishmael
and his descendants were the ones who were invested in a type of divine power through the bloodline of Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him. So you have the twelvers on one side, and you have the seven, this is my release on the other side. Now, the Ismaili sect, and I'm using this term, because even the twelvers considered Israelis to be outside of Islam.
this group that broke away from the mainstream Shia group, okay, I'm not talking about the mainstream body of Islam. But the debate is now breaking into sections. So this group is now accepting Muhammad as the seventh Imam. And they went underground. And because of the political struggle that is going on with the Romanians, and then eventually with the baskets, the other big people had to disguise themselves and be very clandestine as to how they would move because of the political situation. And the power struggle going on in the Muslim world at the time. Now, the area is Iraq. This is the basis of the Ismaili Shia group, which of course, Iraq, Syria, it's all tied
together at that time, there's no political boundaries, as we see today, even Turkey, there's no boundaries, as we see today. And it turns out
that a person by the name of Abdullahi, Eben Mamoon, how
he was an occultist, and so this is a magician. And remember that Iraq was the base basis of magic. And we learned from certain Bacara that that the angels have routed my route brought magic Assa to Babel, to Babylon. So Iraq has always been a seat of magic and underground type of botany are groups. And this is where this term is coming in. So
Al Qaeda, then becomes one of the leading Dias the callers to the Ismaili group, and he strictly concealed himself in Basra and Salah Mia, this is in Iraq, and along with the other esmaeili do art the people calling to this underground secret group, they developed a secret society. Now this is where
The occult comes in. And we know that an ancient Persia, and especially in Iraq, there were a number of underground cults and groups that use numerology. And they use different signs and symbols. And they developed secretive borders. And so they combined the teachings of Islam with these secretive orders, ddd magic orders, they're within their societies to develop this underground group, and seven was the sacred number.
And that's why we call them seven is seven a year, because of this magic, belief that they had in the number seven, and what they added to it. And this is where as imam, it'll Josie Rahima, who line is Toby bliss, the devil's deception brought out very clearly that the shaytaan was involved in this. And so this is where the shaytaan got involved, to deceive the weakness in people and their desire for power
to confuse them with the teachings of Islam. And so what develops out of this underground cult, which is based upon the teachings of Islam on the outside, and then the underground teachings of the magicians and the cults of Iraq, on the inside. And of course, people's own whims and fancies and the shaytaan and whatever else can be combined, brings what we call el Bharti Nia. And this comes from the word of button.
And this means something which is on the inside, and although here is on the outside, some people pronounce it Zaya okay, but it's properly pronounced to be Avaya. So you have the VA hair on the outside, and you have the button on the inside. And so the button knights or the button Nia, they hid behind Islam.
And they lean toward the Shia teachings because the Shia teachings were more open for change, that the teachings of the Allah sunnah was Yama, were being codified because of the great guidance given by the homophile Drashti deen and the great Allama that we know of course the leading Imams Imam Abu Hanifa Imam Malik Imam, Shafi remand, Ahmed, and the great Imams of the Allah Sunda were able to codify. And they were able to bring the Quran and to get it written down, and to check over the even developed a type of way of authenticating Hadith. So even though the sayings of Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, and the story surrounding him, could actually be authenticated. So
it wasn't that easy for the botany people, to to, to, to hide within the teachings of mainstream Islam.
The Shiite teachings however, because they now focused on the Imams, and from this concept of imminent, which we found out even in the ignatia, the teachings was given the Imams a type of almost prophetic quality. They didn't say the word prophet, but the imam in some cases will actually higher than the prophets, because the moms according to their teachings, everything submitted to them. And they were the ones to be rulers of creation.
It was a special position that even the prophets did not have. And so it was easier to hide behind that, and especially in Kufa, at the time that was so open to the different groupings and sects and cults that were there. The Botany people, those who bring these secretive teachings were able to hide behind this and to continue
to shape time or other biller also deceived them, to allow them to bring in former religious concepts. And so religious concepts that had been developed in Persia, and especially Iraq, were not going to go away
immediately within the space of 1020 3040 50 years. That's not the reality it will take generations for ancient beliefs to actually go away and what Islam was actually doing. It was like a filter. So you still have your culture, but those Sharky yet those polytheistic teachings and those negative tribalistic teachings were filtered out. So if you are milk
You're still milk after you go to the filter. If you're orange juice, you're still orange juice, but all of the impurities are taken out.
The problem is, is that when you don't have the filter,
or when the filter is defective,
then some of the teachings come through. So you get a mixture, which, whereby people could actually be using the name Muslim,
and saying they're under Islam, but they're actually outside of Islam.
So this is the danger of the button Nia
movement. And the result of these ideas, and of course, this is the plot of the shaytaan, where the other Biller, and his followers that we saw coming in right from the time of the Prophet SAW Selim with the hypocrites, and then with his companions, with Abdullah bin Saba,
and those who wanted to change, and to destroy Islam.
The results of this, we see this is from rebuttal, Josie and Imam,
Al Ghazali. And the great thinkers who analyze this, the result of the butter Nia ideas. And this is important for us to understand, even what is happening in the Muslim world today. Because as we'll see, in sha Allah and classes to come, we want to apply these concepts to the world today to understand what is happening, and why certain groups can still come in the name of Islam. So one of the results is the negation of the Creator, will they will literally negate Allah subhanaw taala, and put in other concepts of the ultimate being.
Also, invalidation of prophethood. And we know that when we say Prophet, we are talking about Sharia. And that is the Prophet Muhammad. So seldom was a lawgiver. So when you talk about Prophet would in this case, it was not just teaching a message and leaving, he also left a set of laws, that is our Sharia, divine law. And he implemented this in his life, and in the life of his companions. So we had a living form of Islam, that we could follow, follow, if you negate the prophethood, then you negate the living form of Islam.
Also, what the button years were doing, they invalidated worship. So there were different forms the salaat, the fasting, the pilgrimage, forms of a badda. They were literally negating this, and they were putting in their own forms of worship.
And they also denied the Hereafter. And so this might sound strange, because the basis of the early message in the Meccan period of life of the province on Salem, one of the important points was the aka to understand that there is a a hereafter, but they wanted to negate this. Right? So they wanted to keep people make people very materialistic. Okay, so this is now the basis of your bothnia ideas, you think about some of the groups that are here today, and in the past 100 years that have faces and you'll see the same patterns developed under these groups.
Within the philosophy of the button, Nia
was the fact that the literal text of the Quran and the Hadith, they say it's got an outward meaning and an intermediate.
So there's an outside and there's an inside
so the exterior can delude the ignorant people. So those people who are ignorant they only look at the outside, right but immersion in the in the exterior, if you stay on the outside,
that you don't get the basis of it. It is the inside the interior that releases one from the burden of Sharia and it gives room for the replacement of divine law. So this is what they did. And I like to use the case here of the of the lychee see or lychee your lychee plant you see is very beautiful because on the outside it does look ugly. It's got bumps all over it but you open it up that beautiful interior so smooth and so soft. You see that's the concept that they're spreading the those who are caught on the on the via the outside, you must make five Salaat you have to have a strong Akita believing in one God. You fasted Ramadan, who pays the cat, you make Hajj, you eat
halal, right, this *tier right. So they say that's not the real thing. Inside is something else, which is going to take you into another world
itself. And it's interesting because that's the same thing that happened to Christianity in the teachings of Isa Alehissalaam. After his demise when he was raised, one of his tormentors was named Saul, who was a Jewish man as well. He said that Jesus came to him on the Damascus Road, and he became Paul. And so he joined the disciples and claimed he had a form of like revelation himself.
And it was Paul, who opened up the teachings of Islam, Islam was following the law of Moses, he opened it up to other ways of religion. That's what we would call Bidda. And that's probably the main reason why the disciples rejected Paul
to see because he opened it up. So this is what the Botania is doing to Islamic teachings. They got their way through Shiism, because they were straying away from the basis of the Sunnah, and opening it up to an area that was not so protected. Okay, so that's how botany works. And it's important to understand this philosophy, before we go into some of the groups and to look at their intention.
Again, if you see the picture, you will see beautiful bird with the dove piece, but on the inside is a snake. Right? So there's something else saying beautiful words, but poisonous on the inside. So their intention, according to the great Imams was to advance in the inner knowledge to release the person from the obligation of Sharia. So once you go into the bar tinea, according to which group you're in, you're not beholden to the *tier.
Or it's based upon what they say, or what their position is, because there's no way to hold them to account. Right? The Sunday in the sooner we can hold somebody to the account, because why we have the court and clear, we have Sunda we have Sharia, so we have a basis of law and the button near no basis.
They also intend to cancel the requirements implied by the beliefs found in the religious texts and replaced them with false concepts completely opposed to the *tier. So how can you now teach something which is against the Sharia, which is completely opposed to it? If the Quran and the sunlight is right there in front of you, you see, the concept is they say, Well, that's the thought here, that's on the outside, but on the inside is the kernel, it's the real essence. And so by using this, they were able to bring in these false concepts into the world of Islam.
And in this strategy, the button Nia, do art, the ones who call to their way, and you saw a delay remain Moodle, Panda, and the ground in Iraq, and they're sending out there to art. They disguise themselves, and they attract gullible people. Usually uneducated people, I mean, I'm educated in Islamic teachings. Of course, they target these type of people. Also, they look at the person themselves, so they'll check you out. Right? If you are a person who is leaning towards being an ascetic, which means Zod, you denounce the life of this world, very pious, that they'll give you piety. But if you're a person who leads toward in morality, that they'll open up the door. And
they'll say you don't have to do certain things. If you believe in the button, the inside and they create doubt in the minds of the individuals. They show you you know to to the Sunda the Sahaba fighting against each other, or differences of opinion. They create create doubt in the minds and then they can do what they want.
Now, who responds to these teachings?
ignorant people or foolish people. Also, the descendants of Persian aristocrats remember Islam is spreading to Persia. The Sassanid dynasty falls because of their corruption. They run to Russia and other places.
Their descendants who came back into the Muslim world Islam is spreading and hid themselves and they want power again. Their descendants now are very gullible and they are very easy to bring into the botany teachings. Also the children of hidden Zoroastrians. This is Elma juice
Those who believe in the yin and the yang, that God has got two sides, the sun god, these concepts coming into the in the Zoroastrian faith, so some of them were still around. They have become Muslim, probably on the outside.
Although Islam did, Iraq had a lot of people that were moving around. And so they were easy to go to the button the teachings because they could keep their former teachings and also claim that they were a form of a Muslim.
Also those who desired power, but they were unsuccessful in gaining power by normal means. This can give you now something that the people of the outside don't have. I want you to think about this. The VA here people, they have Quran they have sunnah. And now how can you oppose them? Some people, you can't beat them with Quran and Sunnah. So you come with something which is so strange. And you say, No, this is the truth. This is the true teachings of Islam. You see, and you try to gain power through these teachings that are opposed to the truth, but yet you make it sound interesting. Also arrogant people who seek hidden knowledge, to confirm their superiority. And so by truth by this
hidden knowledge, you don't have to memorize Quran. You don't have to gain Islamic knowledge. You don't have to put yourself next to those students of knowledge. Who has spent years not suddenly you come up with some new concepts hidden in botany frosting on the cake. And
now you feel your superior.
Also there amongst the extreme Shia, remember with Imam Zaid, those who want to curse the companions. So these extremist groups, and that was what we were calling before, not political Shiism, but it is like the religious form of Shiism, that's where it actually turned into another religion. So those who are not just supporting a little bit, and still regular Muslims, know, these are the people who are combining things and trying to oppose the mainstream mystics
atheistic philosophers, and Iraq was also a hotbed of atheism.
And think about today, the botany teachings, it will attract people who are atheists, and people who are congenitally confused about the religion. They're also attracted to the botany teachers. So this is a very broad based movement. It's not one particular way. But in this light and this is where Mr. Libin and Josie and Imam Al Ghazali and others tried to bring this to get they studied in detail.
And they brought it together. So so we could try to take it apart. Because to unpack this, in many cases is very difficult, because you get shocked because even morally depraved people could actually claim that they were Muslims. And they were part of strange sex cults, depraved type of people. We're doing things in the name of Islam.
So, Imam Al Ghazali Rahim Allah, living right in the center of these botany teachings, was one of the great champions who exposed their beliefs. And for amongst his teachings, he brought out the fact that they believe in a dual natured God. Now this is coming out of Zoroastrianism. If you think about today, you have in the concept of the Star Wars, they say feel the force. So you have the good side of the Force, and you have the evil side of the Force. Right? That's the power of the universe. So it's got two sides to it, yin and yang. That's the Zoroastrian, ancient concept. And so this was part of the botany teachings as well. Also, they believe that every age has an imam who is
infallible, not subject to mistakes and needs to be followed. Who was the Imam? That is the question that was hard to really solve. And it was the groups that actually brought out
They also denied the hereafter, the afterlife. And you will find this in different shades of the teachings, trying to make people very secular and very much concerned in this world.
Also, one of the streams that flowed within their groups is unrestricted licentiousness and that is in morale.
They could be depraved. And they could be bringing in things that normal Muslim would not have any part of. But they would do it in the name of the botany teachings.
And, of course, it was generally a diversion from the command and the Sunnah, to this hidden knowledge, these are some of the basis of their beliefs. Now, there are so many strange concepts coming out of this, we don't have time to go into it, but one of the strange concepts that they developed, and again, all of the groups are not the same,
is the concept that the Prophet Muhammad SAW salah is the Kaaba. So he's the base of the final knowledge coming from prophethood. And the door to the Kaaba and BB is Ali.
So the concept of L BB. So there is a door to the knowledge. So they started bringing this concept of a BB. And you'll see this being played out in different ways as they start to unfold, in living form in the Muslim. And so one of the most prominent groups amongst the Israelis. And you could say that the Botany of people was a group called the Fatimids. And the ninth century, Chief missionary Abu Abdullah Al Hussein as she was from Yemen.
And again, he is from the Shia
and coming out of the Ismaili teachings. Now he claimed that he was the door to the Maddy.
Now this is another concept coming in as well. And for those who are not aware of it, in mainstream Islam, the Prophet Muhammad SAW seldom said that near the end of time, they would come somebody from his family, from the children of Fatima, who would bring righteousness to the earth. When when unrighteousness was all over the earth, he would unite the believers, he would be guided by Allah subhanaw taala. Allah would raise him up in one night. This is called the muddy, the Shia took this concept of the muddy it Now Ashley, people believed that the last the 12th imam in their twelvers that he was being attacked by the ambassador leaders. And he crawled into a set of DAB in an area
in the back of a man stood like a cave type of thing. And he went into an occult state. And so they believe that he's still alive today.
And this is strange, because some of their leaders, I don't want to start naming names. But one of the leaders coming from the Shia was speaking in the United Nations. And while he was speaking, he was talking about, you know, I see green, I can see the green coming. You know, we need the body and the United Nations people who are totally secular. They don't know what he's talking about. But they believe now from Iran, that that Imam Khomeini and the leaders are actually opening their predecessors precursors of the body, that the body is coming through their teachings, and the place where
he disappeared in Samarra ranches so they're in Iraq.
There's a masjid there. And there are people there sitting around in this Masjid by the cave places a door and then making Vica and they think the man is coming out of the mainstream teachings of Islam. To not say that. We do say that his name will be Muhammad is his father. His father's name is Abdullah mother's name is Amina. He will have a broad, high forehead, he will have a high bridge knows and he will fill the earth with justice. He was from Ahlulbayt we believe that. Okay, so that's the concept of the MADI. And according to most teachers, whether Sunni or Shia, we're close to the time of the MADI now.
But in those days, because of the traumatic nature, even in the ninth century, because the traumas people were going through, they thought that they were close to the day of judgment. So this teacher, Abu Abdullah Al Hussein, he claimed he was the door to the body and he introduced his teachings in North Africa. North Africa had been taken over by the Muslims and a place called a free PA, which is presently Tunisia
So with that area, he introduced his teachings, and one of his descendants now took on the role of alma de. And so this movement developed there in Tunisia, what is now Tunisia. And eventually it's spread across North Africa, to Egypt, how where it took its form in a maiden strong base, their hand they ruled all the way until the 12th century to the to to 1171. And that is finally When Sultan Salahuddin and I up for him a whole lot before he defeated the Crusaders. He took over Cairo, Egypt, which was the center of Islamic learning at the time.
And he made it Sunni
because at that time, the Fatimid movement had controlled much of the heartland of Islam. And if you look at this map here, where the oranges you can see that not only did they control North Africa, but they control down in Egypt, deep down the Nile or up denial. They also control hedges, Mecca, Medina, they control right up into Syria, into parts of what is now Turkey itself, Iraq, Syria. So they were very powerful movement, there's no doubt about that. And they actually did a lot they changed their capital from Tunisia from the Medina, which they left to one of the sections that was the old capital, and the new capital was Al Qaida and the the area established by how many of the
last for the LA one the sahabi
was for start. So, this was now changed to Alka Hara. And when you look at the foundation of Hokkaido, it is close to what is known as Memphis, actually to the place where Egypt was first developed way back some even take it back to the time of of naamyaa are many ways with 3500, United Upper and Lower Egypt. So this very important place, right. So, for generations for 1000s of years, along the Nile, this was their capital. So they took the foundations here and they developed Alka Hara
DDD, conquering city, the Victoria city as the base of the Fatimids. And this is a very important group to study
not only from from the fact that they were a schismatic is my elite group. But culturally, they actually did a lot
they brought in the culture of Islam.
They were strong in trade, they even took over Sicily, sippy Leah, and they were very powerful movement. You can see they're controlling Mecca and Medina for a period of time. And so
they're, they're very eventful, what happened, but our study is to look at the schisms, how these groups broke off, and what is some of the
reasons why they would do it, and how they developed. So we understood that this schismatic group coming out of the Ismailis opened up the door and looked upon their Imams as a special category of people.
And within this group itself, now, this is again, this is a smiley group Fatimids during the rule of the six Fatimid Caliph of Egypt, Aloha can be umbrella.
Now, Aloha can be Umbrella was a strange person, he came into authority, when he was very young. And he got aggressive early in life. And he was some people considered him to be a madman.
But he did very strange things. And at one point later in his life still as the ruler of Fatima, Egypt, he actually believed that he was something of a divine type of person.
this was a strange belief to make that he was literally
you know, God incarnate.
the the moment of a smile, a darzee, who was involved in this,
started to look at how can be amela in this divine way, and start pushing it, and he was an Ismaili die here. Again, remember the concept of God can be changed within the botany teachings. And so it can actually go to this extreme, because they have state power. There's nothing that you
You can do, you either follow them, or you will be killed by them.
And so it reached this strange level. And but the people, mainstream Muslims in Egypt was still the under sunnah.
Because it was controlled by the Muslims had right across North Africa was mainly on the Sunnah. But it was the sheer who controlled that section in Tunisia.
And then controlled state authority in Fatima Egypt.
The people rejected this concept,
even though even some of the Fatimids consider this to be strange. And so a darzee, then left, and he went to the area of Lebanon and Syria.
And he settled around Damascus and Lebanon. And he formed a group called Druze,
to ruse from a darzee. You see, had so this is important to understand. Because you have these gurus people in the Middle East. That's how these groups and schisms form, you'll find the rules, especially in Syria, you'll find them in fighting for the Israelis. Many times you will see people who look like Arabs, they speak Arabic and the Arabs, but they're not Muslims. They have some other belief, they will fight and kill the Muslims. This is in many cases Druze. Because a darzee, and his teachings, he believed that he was invested in a type of prophethood. So he took it to an extreme. And he believed that he had his own book.
He had his own followers. And it was mainly male gurus who could read the book. If you were not
male, you couldn't read it. And those who are not Druze, they believe all of them will go to hell.
So this is a strange group, which is united to believe, of the Sunni Muslims. And it naturally Shia, that these people are not in Islam.
But you can be confused because when you look at them, and you look at the picture here, they look like scholars of Islam, like us how scholars or Syrian scholars, Lebanese scholars will be confused. But when you go into their teachings, you will see that they're not making Salaat they're not doing the normal teachings of Islam. And so,
the Fatimids themselves started to become corrupt.
And they broke into two wings, two sections, the miseries which was the eldest son
of the eighth Imam, these are and will Starly from his brother. So these are the two groups coming from the Fatimids, who, as we know, are based in Egypt. Okay, so the moustache Ali group.
Okay, they transferred their power to Yemen, in southern Arabia, and they remained obscure, hidden for about 500 years, just stay unto themselves, having dairy mom, obscure, you can go in Yemen, in different parts in the mountains, and be by yourself. But from Yemen, it was carried to Gujarat in India.
And this is a group called the border. And if you can see the picture here, that's how the Imams they believe there is an imam today. And the borders
if you understand if you look closely at the picture, there's a certain hat
that the men wear and the women wear a type of little boycott, you know, thing, once you know their hat, you'll see it in Toronto here where I'm staying, there's actually bought a center.
If you don't understand what the teachings are or where they are coming from, then you won't understand which acts what's actually happening. But this is the border group. And they are mainly found in India, and also in East Africa.
Okay, so this is the group that is found in East Africa.
Okay, this is the border. So that's the status. Now coming on the other side
is the miseries. So bizarre is from Fatima Egypt, right? They went to Syria and to Persia. And from there they moved to India. At the center was Ahmedabad Gujarat as well. And they became known as Hajah. They establish wealthy communities in Bombay, in the lowest Sindh, Zanzibar and Kenya.
And they lead
is called the Agha Khan. Now, this is the group that you we would know as the modern day Ismailis. Okay, so this is a breakaway from the mainstream. But this is what we would know as is my release today, they're actually going back to the design freeze.
And their leader is the other hand.
we may talk a little bit more about this as we go further.
They have very big centers, they're amazing business people. And their Agha Khan is a world figure. The Agha Khan even married European aristocrats. One of them marry Rita Heywood, a Hollywood actress. So they're part of the rich and the famous of the world and they have established themselves throughout the world. So, these are some of the divisions main divisions of the Ismaili group. And
next week, inshallah we will go on to to make a conclusion of these main groups. And then to look at some of the groups that actually brought
a solution to this, you know, some who actually opposed it, or were able to neutralize some of these teachings so that we don't think that this is only thing that happened to Islam. Okay, so that's your divisions coming in. You have the ignatia DS on one side. And then you have the smilies. On the other side, remember twelvers and seven years.
The twelvers for the most part, are in one main group.
Of course, from the shear on that side is the Zedi. Right who are in Yemen they're almost like the Sunnah, some of the ladies went to the Caspian region. There are other ways also from this group, who are living in Turkey are closer to the Sunnah on the other side is Smiley's
it is to the Smiley's that the door was open to the botany teachings, the secretive cult base schismatic teachings, and we have to look at some of these schismatic groups, and some of the strange things that developed out of these groups. But for now, at this point, I want to open up the door for any questions that you may have concerning these groups. And you can forward your questions, you can look in the chat, you can put it into the chat
later on in the Facebook if you have to. And if we find anything now I'll answer it. If not, we'll try to answer it later. So I want to open up the floor for any questions that you may have.
Especially if there's one question has a different the question is asking what is the difference between the Smiley's and Fatah knees? Yeah, so the Fatimids are Ismailis. The Fatimid movement came out of the Ismailis. And he the leader was was one of the Ismaili missionaries. And he went to North Africa and Indonesia. And then he developed
the movement there. And then they became a power in North Africa. But there were other groups of the Israelis in other places in Syria and other places. Okay, so the Fatimids are is my release, they all go back to this concept of Ismail and his son being the seventh Eema.
Any other questions, our floor is open for any other questions.
If you don't have it, no, I know it's a lot of information. This is why we're going slowly and we will be continuing on Inshallah, with this session, we're going to have another session after the vacation. And we're going to take it a step further. But we want to round this one off, to give you a basic understanding of the main groupings that broke away because people tend to look at the schism in Islam as the Sunnah and the shear. But we're understanding that the sun there is the overwhelming
85 to 90% of the Muslim world.
And the shear is the tiny group that broke away which is now being pushed as though it is the major group. But it is important to understand that because it was and it is very influential in what is happening to the Muslim world today.
floor is open for any other questions that anybody may have.
I also want to make it clear that the scholars of the Sunda basically considered the
It naturally to be part of the world of Islam. Even the scholars in Arabia, who tend to be to be very strict.
They consider it naturally to be part of Islam, they make Hajj, they make ombre.
They are part of the world of Islam. However, we do not accept some of the teachings of when they go to extremes, like the extreme of the moment that they're like higher than prophets, or the extreme, the Quran is not complete, or the cursing of the companions of the Prophet peace and blessings be part of any of these teachings. We don't accept that mainstream Shia people, innocent people, who I have experienced in Medina, when the Iranian people came, I lived in Medina for many years. They were really nice people. Not racist, really friendly.
But it's just the teachings are confused when they start making Salat. And when you get into the teaching, then the confusion comes in. But as innocent people, we pray for them as we pray for all people, that I look at acceptable forgive them for any wrongs, but those teachings and those people call to it. And those who go outside, even the nurseries, that's a different story. That's one of the schismatic group, we pray for them as well. Because many of them are innocent. And we have seen that many people who are who see these teachings and realize where they come from, actually come back to Islam. And it is our hope, and I pray that
they can come back to Islam and to the true teachings before they pass away from this world. So I want to leave you with a
very quick question as it talks about the relationship between the Sunnah and a smile is in the northern part of Africa at the time that the Israelis were rolling, yeah, in the northern part of Africa.
Remember now, it was during the million times
that the Muslims crossed North Africa. And they conquered and omae and sent a great leader Musa bin Lucia
was the Emir during the time of the tabby, and it was Musa Benazir, who sent His general Tarek Ibn Ziad into Al Andalus. That was Spain and Portugal, there was calling for help from the Muslims. And so the Great Empire of Al Andalus, North Africa, that was the Sunnah. Now, the section of Tunisia,
this is where the Ismaili teachings started to settle. And it went across from Tunisia over to Egypt. But the rest of North Africa, which is a huge place,
because the mainstream people in Egypt were actually Sunni. Just the leaders were fighting us. And right across Algeria, Morocco.
Andalus, all of these areas was Maliki and the Maliki's are strong against the Shia. And when the end the Lucien leadership,
they may have leadership announced its Khalifa.
Because when you study the history of Al Andalus, you will find that the great Khalifa or NASA
you will find that they announced the Philosophia. So it's interesting because at that time, which is around 1000 ad and just before it at that time, there was a Khalifa in Al Andalus. There was a Khalifa and Baghdad and another one claiming Khalifa in the Fatimids. Right North Africa, there was three
at the same time. So the mainstream people in North Africa was Sunday. And that's the reason why up until now, mainstream North Africans are Maliki they are Sunni, and Salaat Sultan Salahuddin, later right when he took over and the Fatimids went down because they didn't. They ruled for a couple 100 years and then they finished.
Salahuddin introduced the Shafi reintroduce the Shafi teachings, sunnah took over. And so in Egypt itself now and right across is the teachings of the Sangha. And there's very little influence of the esmaeili teachings there. The only thing that's left is the Fatimid achievements in their building us her university, by the way, was first built by the Fatimids and many of the beautiful masjids and forts in Cairo. were built by the Fatimids. So so there is the remnants, but the teachings are not there. The Sunnah dominates and it's very clear. North Africa is one of the strongest places for the Sunda in the Muslim world.
if there are no other questions then inshallah we will continue next week and we pray that Allah subhanaw taala would bless this Omar with clear clarity to to teach us what is true and to and to keep us away from that which is false and that which is destroying our religion. I leave you with these thoughts and I asked a lot to have mercy on me and you are gonna die wanna and Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa salam alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh