Sects and Cults in the Muslim World Part 02 #04 – The Bahai Movement
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Bismillahi Rahmani, Rahim Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala Sade olema, Arkady Nabina Muhammad, wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa Baddeck wa sallam. All praise are due to Allah, Lord of the worlds and peace and blessings because he showered upon our beloved Prophet Muhammad, the master of the first and the last, and 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 to our students, a Salam alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh
Alhamdulillah it is a great opportunity for a Muslim to be able to dive into Islamic history, to see the mercy of Allah azza wa jal to see the struggle of the believers, and to realize that we are moving closer and closer to the day of resurrection.
And we are living in a very strange world today.
Where sights, and sounds and names are being manipulated and being thrown around. And it is important for Muslims to have basura
as Allah tells us, that we call to the way of our Lord with Pasila. And that is insight that we not only see things from the surface, but we have the insight to look into the madness, and to understand what is really happening around us.
This course is set up in order to clear up some misunderstandings concerning the essence of the Muslim movement, and then the splinters the groupings that that broke away from the mainstream and the misuse of terms and names and places in order for people to gain material and personal gain.
And the world today throws around these names and sometimes no Muslims and revived Muslims get confused. Recently, there was a report
given by the President of the United States Joe Biden, about the assassination of the leader of ISIS in Syria. And
he instead of just saying his name, he said with his mispronunciation Abu Ibrahim and Hashimi al Qureshi. And it was strange to see all of the different news casters and everybody going through this name, but they may not be they may not realize what they are doing by saying they have assassinated, Al Hashimi al Qureshi
because this strikes at the very essence of Muslim leadership, from the time of the Prophet peace and blessings be upon him.
It also brings to mind and we are more aware of this as we are going through our study, that there have been false prophets and false maladies and leaders who have misused these names. But it's just strange how it's it was constantly being said, it's almost like hitting Muslims like insulting them every time the word is being used.
Although we know that this movement is an illegitimate one, but but the use of this terminology is very strange. And so we are looking at the phenomena of the different groupings that happened the breakaways, the different paths and sects that moved through the Muslim world.
And we recognize that one of the most potent means to
To shaytaan, where he has a biller has used in order to take people astray, is to raise up individuals, in many cases coming from the family of the Prophet peace be upon or claiming to be connected to the family and playing upon the emotions, and maybe lack of information of the mainstream Muslims to take people astray. And so, one grouping within this strange lineup of false prophets, we are saying the term the liar prophets. And so, we need to remember when we are dealing with the liar prophets, that the concept of the liar prophets, we go back to the DD Kalama La ilaha illallah, Muhammad Rasul Allah, some Salem and we realize that people who are claiming to be
prophets, and I don't mean that somebody says that they are a prophet of football or soccer. And you know, Senegal defeated Egypt, so the person feels they're a prophet of the of the soccer world. No, I'm not talking about that. We're talking about people who claim to have revelation, who are putting their face in front of the face of the Prophet Prophet Muhammad, Salah Salem.
So, the liar prophets, and the people who follow them are not only liars, but they are people have the lie.
And this is a strange category of human beings, because they live in an imaginary world in a delusion. It's an illusion around them. And they literally build a bubble around themselves. And the leaders are described with having extreme pride. And then visions of grandeur, ah, they dream about themselves, they feel that they're perfect. And they distort their understanding of themselves. And sometimes, when a person believes in himself, seriously, other people stopped believing.
And so with this, they distort the message of Islam. And unfortunately, because many people are weak minded, and they follow individuals based on their clothing, or their claims, or their family, they're able to gain followers. And the dangerous pot for the Muslim world is that by claiming Russia to be Rasul Allah, that cancels Muhammad or Azula, so salah, because when we make the shahada and say that Mohammed salah is the Messenger of Allah, we are nullifying anybody else. Okay, so it's, it's bad and Nafi
So, it is confirming the finality of prophethood and by doing that, we are negating any other prophets or claims that would be made
by making this claim as well, they are able to nullify the Sunnah.
And so if the person is claiming that he in one case was she is the last prophet then what's the use of the Sunnah they can tell you what the Sooners they can tell you how to make Salaat they can even tell you the number of prayers, they can tell you how to give zakat. give you details about fasting in Ramadan. How many things come out of the Sunnah itself, it's the meat of the message, because the Prophet SAW Salem was ban. He was the explanation the walking and talking correct.
So if you can nullify this, then you are destroying the Sharia. You're destroying the Islamic way of life, the Islamic lifestyle, and when that's destroyed, and nothing is there, and people need to know how to pray and they know they're Muslim, so they want to fast.
They want to be Muslim. So then the liar prophets put in their own Sharia. So their own lifestyle, their own limits are put into place. And that is the danger of this within an Islamic society.
Outside of an Islamic society, you might find in Europe and America, many people claiming to be prophets, they claim to do all types of things. Some of them say their God, and it doesn't affect the secular system. Because the Constitution the basis of the society is not based on Revelation. But when the society is based on the revelation, then it literally is destroying the foundation of the law of the political, economic, social system.
Everything is being pushed aside. So therefore, the response to the liar prophets, from the time of the Prophet peace be upon him was very strong response that the person has to repent, they have to stop this, or else, they're eliminated, because there is no compromise with this. Because once this comes in, a state of confusion arises. And so
we've reached number 12. And we've been listing layer profits. Of course, we know that 30 have been predicted. And we recognize there have been many. But these are some of the major names. And unfortunately, the area of Iraq and Syria. And that area has always been a hotbed of intrigue. And so that area of Syria, Iraq, Persia, that area has probably had more liar prophets and false maladies and Magette DIDs than anywhere else in the world. And so,
as we go through history, we don't have that much detailed information from after the time of the whole of our Russia Dean with some of the claims, but I want to bring some of the major ones that came about and what developed from the movements surrounding them. So number 12, was called Rasul Allah, Baba, Helios l hora, Sani and Hora San, of course, very important place. And that is what would now be parts of Afghanistan,
Iran, and even parts of
southern Russia, to Turkistan areas, that the hotter side is a very important area, historically for Muslims. And it was during the 13th century 13th century AD was a very turbulent time.
And we found that the Muslim world was being attacked by the Crusaders, waves of Crusaders. Were coming out of Europe. There were also internal revolts that were going on strange movements were popping up and we saw the Fatimid movement and we saw the coming of the hash machine, and the strange, strange movements that were happening. And it was during this this time, that the Seljuk Turks rose up coming out of Turkistan area, and coming into the Muslim world. And they adopted much of Persian culture. They were sophisticated people, but they had that Hardy, strong Turkish military stats to affairs and very organized. And so, although the ambassador's were the Holofernes, they
were the nominal rulers of the Muslim world. It was that the Seljuks who were actually dominating the affairs of the Muslim world for a few 100 years, and they had to face
attacks from the Crusaders. Attacks from the inside bot tinea movements remember the bots or near movements, but also later on, it was the Mongols.
And when the Mongols came in, this really ushered in the end of the Seljuk rule, but they had set a base for the Ottomans to rise and the world of Islam 100 still was able to stay above the surface, and to continue on. So it was during this hectic period within the 13th century, that this individual Rasulullah Baba Ilias Alko Dasani who died in 1240.
He was an influential mystic from the eastern side of Persia. And he calls this rebellion and it was called a bob bass rebellion. And we start to see this word Bob being used, you have Bob Of course, which is the word for father, but then you have another type of Bob that comes in as well.
But the Bob has rebellion, following these mystics was another manifestation. And Baba IL Yes, he claimed prophethood it that 101 So this puts him in that category of the 13 Dead jelly, the 30 Leia prophets, and he influenced a number of other mystics. These are people who are devoting their life to spirituality, including one called Baba is Huck, but eventually, Baba Helios was captured by the authorities he was asked to repent given
You know, sufficient amount of time to change, you know, this addition that he was doing. He refused. And he was given capital punishment. Now following that the concept that he's bringing in, you know, I did this, the Bob, I want to bring in, I want to remind you of the
ignatia, the Shia
and much of what comes out of these movements in the next few 100 years, is directly affected to the ignatia DC and we remember that according to the twelvers there Imam it was with Ali
Imam Ali or Seder Ali Rhodiola one as number one.
Al Al Hassan, and Hussein Zainul hobby Deen Muhammad Al baraka and the sixth Imam was Jaffa Sadek. And again, we recognize that these individuals were not in a special group, because at that time, there was no Shiite group as opposed to the Sunni group. They were all following the Quran, and Prophet Muhammad peace and blessings be upon him. jofra sodic was a friend and colleague of Imam Malik are the great Imam of Dar Al Hijrah Maliki school of thought and respected around the Muslim world. But according to those who were politically protecting Ahlulbayt they were protecting the family of the prophets on solemn from the attacks that would come because there was a power struggle
that was going on from the may at times into the basket types. So they looked to the leading individual, the oldest male who was responsible to take that position.
Following Jaffa was Musa al Kadhim, his male, you remember would have been before Musa but he passed away. And so the seventh imam of the twelvers was Musa al Kadhim.
And it is later on that the followers of Ismail who still claimed he should be seven and his son Mohammed. They were the ones that formed the Fatima Khalifa that we studied in a previous period.
But going back to our Imams number eight was Alia Rudolph
and number nine is Muhammad atta p
10. Is Ali Al Hadi
11 is Hassan Al Askari that's number 11. And the 12th Imam of the twelvers Shia
is Muhammad Ali monta and this is what who they claim to be Mohamed El Mahdi.
And we'll look a little bit more about Muhammad but I just wanted to show you this chart again. So you can see you know the list and how it comes and how it moves. So Baba is Huck.
According to Eben BB, the celebrated soldier historian, he was Turkish he was a Turkish holy man who practice magic. So see, this is where alchemy comes in. And you'll see it happening many times alchemists. So the difference between alchemy and Alchimia or and chemistry, chemistry is the science, physical science. But alchemy can go into the spiritual things, mystical things, magic. And so he practice magic and use talismans. The amulets would make them for people and he preached to a number of the Turkish tribes and he gained a lot of followers, and Turkmen and Christians alike because within Turkish culture, they had a concept of Tegrity as being the creator, and they
believed in a blue eye
as a symbol of the Creator. And that talisman is within Turkish culture. And from time to time, the scholars come along and they remove it from the culture, but the cultural people will bring it back. And so he took advantage of this. And he preached in Anatolia, just now present a turkey Yeah. And, unfortunately, he proclaimed number one, so he proclaimed to be a prophet had a messiah.
So now he is adding something on to it. Because remember, Eastern A salaam was a prophet, but he was also called Mercy. So this is now somebody coming at the end of time.
And so they gave him the title, Baba Rasul Allah. Well, he had to be law.
And some of them even went to the point where they thought he was immortal that he would never die.
You see again, when you wipe away the Sunnah when you take away the example of Prophet Muhammad Salah Salem, who lived like a human being died like a man, a human being, you take that away, you can add different understandings and different ways of life.
And his followers, Baba is Huck's followers. They didn't want to practice orthodox Islam. And unfortunately, this is where the liar prophets come in. Remember, takeaway Sharia. And you can add your own Sharia to it. And so they wanted to drink alcohol. And they used to mix a lot with music. So they're playing music and praying.
They didn't want to go to the masjid.
And they didn't want to fast and Ramadan. So these people were really outside. And again, having this false prophet, they're able to change around the Sharia, so that they don't have to practice the things that normal Muslims practice. And
Baba, he excited as follows. And he told me that he incited them to do armed jihad against the Seljuk Sultan. Now see how diverse of they were?
Because they actually went against the Sultan. So there they become like the hash machine.
And when the clash happened when his followers were fighting against that the soltana in the north eastern Anatolia
their so called Baba Rasul Allah, he was captured and asked to repent, he refused. And he was given capital punishment in 1241.
Now following this,
it starts moving into, from the Baba, to the concept of El bab. And this is a movement called chef ism. And this is a religious movement found by a chef Ahmed in the early 19th century. So you can see we skipped a period of time because we don't have a lot of records concerning the liar prophets. But within this time, this 19th century in Khaja, on Iran, what is now present day Iran.
He was they were he was teaching the shack ism was pure Shiite doctrine of the end of time. And the concept is now coming in
through the occultation of the 12 Ema.
Now, if you can recall,
the 12 months number 11 was a Hasan Askari
and according to what historians have brought, Hassan was under a lot of pressure by the Bassets. Because people were frustrated, the end of the Ambassade rule was corrupted, very corrupted, and so people want to change and so they were waiting for somebody to bring this change. And according to the Ignacy belief, it is the 12th imam who is going to be the most potent and powerful leader bringing about
the the close of time and this would be what we call emammal Monday.
And according to the other Sunday, well Gemma, there are authentic teachings of Prophet Muhammad SAW Salah who was talking about a muddy who had come near the end of time. His name is Muhammad. His father's name is Abdullah. His mother's name is Amina.
He has a high bridge forehead, he is from Quraysh is the Qureshi name. He is Hashimi
Okay, and He will fill the earth with justice and peace when it was filled with oppression and darkness and murder.
The sheer concept of the Mamet right away gets nullified because their 12th Imam was Muhammad ibn Al Hassan.
And according to the authentic traditions we have the MADI would be Muhammad ibn Abdullah. So right away.
This is nullified. Secondly, the asana Gemma's understanding is that near the end of time and Allah knows when that will be when the earth is filled with oppression that Allah would raise up this person in between the Yemeni corner and the black stone in the Kaaba in Mecca, Tomoko. And along authentic hadith, the Prophet saw them in describing him say, your Slayer who longed for Leila. Allah will raise him up in a night. So he doesn't know exactly who he is. And there's a lot of people whose name is Muhammad ibn Abdullah
There are a lot of Muslims who have this name. So this individual doesn't know who he actually is, until the fact that the climax comes. And then Allah subhanaw taala then brings him together and he becomes the promised body, which would bring on
the time of Java's coming at the Antichrist, and then isa lay salaam, the major world war. So, these are the big signs of Kiama that will come in.
So, this discussion is very important discussion and within the ignatia, the Shia understanding, they believed that their final Imam,
this is Mohammed Al Monteggia, who was born somewhere around 870
and living in Iraq and this is in the area of Samarra.
And very young man, his father was under tremendous pressure and finally killed and it was said that he did not have any sense and the other leaders within
according to their traditions, he had a son
and the son, then they say may have appeared at his Janaza
but then disappeared. And there is what they call the minor occultation period available to Sora. So so this is the minor occultation period, where he went and this is he is hiding. So he has he hid in this period between 873 and 941.
after that time, is the major occultation period. And they say he went into an occult state.
So he's he's gone. He's in a state like East LA Salama was raised. Remember that the court and I said he was raised.
And some beliefs talk about al Qaeda.
But really, your only real solid proof we have is Isa les Salaam is definitely in a cold state. But according to their understanding from the year 941, approximately, until today, He is ALIVE
and He will return
as the Maddy has this great leader to the Muslim world to lead the Muslims from darkness into light. The position of the Atlas on the wall Gemma Of course, totally reject this occult understanding because how is a human being are gonna live from 941 all the way until the 21st century. How is that person still alive? What is the proof of this is nothing to do with Prophet Muhammad SAW Salah nothing to do with the Hello filed Rashi Deen it is not within our traditions. And so it is completely rejected by the Sunnah. Well, Gemma,
now, coming out of this movement
is the liar Prophet number 14.
And that is said, Say Muhammad Shirazi Muhammad a Shirazi.
And he was called Al Bab. And his span was from 1819 to 1850. Now, the BB and the BB in Arabic means that adore he was a merchant from Shiraz in Caja Iran. And in 1844 is about 25 years old. He claimed to be the messenger of Allah.
And he took the title Alibaba,
which means the gate or the door to the deputy of the promised Maddie or L climb.
So, this is some serious claims that this individual is making.
And he made this claim and this here if you can see the screen is a picture of a shrine
where supposedly He is buried
in Iran, and this is
a Shirazi. Now,
what is this mission? The Bob introduced the idea that he whom Allah shall make manifest, the messianic figure would bring a greater message than his own. So he's opening up the door
And to people are to to the followers, His followers, the highs and the babia. The Bob Bobby's
they feel that the Bob is is like Elijah or John the Baptist, to Jesus. So according to
our beliefs, Yaya les slam Prophet, John, John the Baptist, he was before he saw a salon. And he led the way for him. And so, so it's a roll something like this. Because remember, Yahia is a prophet, Elijah was a prophet. And he's bringing on another great individual, the Messiah, who comes on paving the way for the end of time. So this is the mission of the Bob. So this is an important concept. Now, don't confuse a bob with Baba.
Because Baba is used in many of our languages to mean father or grandfather. And in some are groups of two so of they'll say Baba, fool, and Baba fool. And so anytime somebody says Baba, it doesn't necessarily mean that they're claiming to be a false prophet. Because in Arabic, it can be used for a lot of different things. So don't worry about your child calling you Baba, or something like that? Well, the danger is, is when the Bob is now the forerunner of something else, is claiming a prophetic status and opening up the door for something else. And this door that he opened, was filled by the 15th of the liar prophets. And this is by Ohio law. And by Ohio law, whose name was
Hussein Ali, Noah Mirza is of course a name of dignity, like sir. So Mirza Hussain Ali, Nori.
He was a wealthy Persian aristocrat. This is they claimed to be a picture of him. And he was a wealthy Persian aristocrat, and he was a follower of the bap.
And he was arrested by Iranian authorities. Remember, the Iranian authorities, this is the ignatia, the Shia
and the end the twelvers, you know, who again, make homage to the Sunda,
you know, brings them in for which we consider them to be mainstream Islam if they don't follow some of the of the extremes within their understanding. And so, the internationally who were ruling at the time
they found the schismatic group, which was actually for them a political group as well. Because this, this political underground groups was challenging the rule of the Iranian authorities. And so
was arrested. And he was banished to Baghdad first, and then later to Istanbul. So they even moved him over to the Ottomans, because they wanted to get him out of the Shia land, and then over to the Ottomans. But it's an 1863 when he was banished to Baghdad, this is behind Ilana. Okay, now, he was originally a follower of the Bob.
And he's in Istanbul.
They tried to write it in some books, Constantinople, we know it as Istanbul, by Allah, he had these visions, and he declared that his mission was a divine mission. So he's changing now.
And because of this, there was another leader, who was an appointed leader of the bobbies, soap Hill as well. And he clashed with behind law and didn't recognize them.
And but Ohio law was charismatic. And he was able to gain the allegiance of most of the bobbies. So the Barbies came under the Bahais. So the name Bohai comes from the title Baja Allah, okay, like the majesty, the Majesty of Allah Baja Allah.
Okay. And beginning in 1866. Then he declared his mission as Rasul Allah. And he sent out letters to the rulers of the world again, like he wants to be like, Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him send letters to the kings. He sent out letters to the secular rulers, Pope Pius the night, Napoleon the Third, Queen Victoria, got her letter from Ohio law.
Now, how do you substantiate now what we
We'll be doing in sha Allah in the next few classes is that we'll be able to go deeper into the teachings of the false prophets. Because
time and communication and information, we actually have more. I'm sure that those false prophets who came before, for people who around them, they probably had a lot of strange information. But today, we are able to follow this. And it's not a secret, it's actually brought out there by the Bahais themselves. So you can read much of this in behind literature itself. But people, Muslims, especially out, of course, non Muslims, even more, they don't associate the Bahais with the Shia and with mainstream Islam. But actually, the behind movement comes out of mainstream Islam, which had its breakaway with the Shia group, the 12 verse, and it is from the twelvers, that the bobbies
start, and then Supposedly, the ones who are bringing in the final
messianic people before the end of time. So how do you substantiate this, if you say you're a prophet, then you have to have something to back it up. So amongst bylaws writings, there was a book Kitab Arcadis, which literally means the most holy book. So it's not just the, you know, the blessing Quran, or the Holy Bible. This is the most holy book. And that's his book of laws is his Sharia book, then there is Kitab he get a con, which is literally the book of certitude.
And this became the, this is the foundation of the high belief. Okay. And then there's also the gems of Divine Wisdom. And that includes
the the seven valleys and the four valleys, these are mystical treatises done by behind Allah. So these, this is what would constitute the revelation. So, this is his proof in terms of his direct connection with the Creator of the heavens and the earth
within the movement itself,
there are texts now, after you have the bar behind Allah, and then there is Abdul Baha. So it's going down now that his son, Abdul Baha,
Shoghi, effendi Okay, he gave him the name Abdul Baha. And
this is the the Universal House of Justice
and the authenticated talks of Abdul Baha. So, this is the next individual that the Bahais relate to and to a certain extent, they relate to him even more, then behind Allah, because of the the extensive writings
and in their sort of pedigree, or their category of their writings, like the Muslims have the Quran, and then they have the Hadith sayings of the Prophet saw them, they have the sayings coming from the companions of the Prophet SAW Salem, and then we have Iijima the consensus of the scholars.
You know, we have our way of, you know, putting things together, we have the Quran and we also have Tafseer, which could be done by the Sahaba, by the tambien, by the great scholars, so amongst the Bahais. They consider the writings of the Bob and behind Allah to be divine revelation. So that's one level. And then the writings and talks of Abdul Baha and the writings of Shoghi Effendi. This would be authoritative interpretation. So that would be your Tafseer.
Okay, so that's the different categories and the behinds develop their own calendar, which is based upon the one established by the Bob, the year consists of 19 months, each having 19 days remember the mystical number about the angels or lay her? It Natasha, I lay her to SATA Asha, right that these 19 angels would come. And so
the year consists of 19 months 19 days with four or five inter calorie days, and this would make up a full solar year. The behind New Year corresponds with the Persian New Year no Ruse and that's generally coming in at the vernal equinox the
Spring Equinox that's around
21st of March or so. And and so, the behind communities this is how they organize
themselves, and their communities generally gather at the beginning of each month
in a meeting called the Feast of worship, consultation and socializing.
Now, again, remember the liar prophets, you know, and what they are given licensed to do through their claims.
The Bahais, they have a pilgrimage. Now instead of going to Mecca, they make their pilgrimage they are required if you're financially able, the male believers are required once in a lifetime, to either go to the house of the BB in Shiraz, or the house of behind Allah in Baghdad. So this is like a type of Hutch that they make. But many behinds. Now visit the high properties in Edna, this is in Turkey, and Haifa. And AKA, which is now presently presently in the State of Israel.
So Haifa and aka.
And they carry out a nine day visitation to the behind shrines, and Haifa and aka This is probably the most common amongst them for those who can afford it. So again, this is a type of
which is set up and that's the danger of dealing you know trying to negate the second part of the cutting. Now, perhaps ism has morphed into something else. Instead of being just the door to the body. To the final leader of the National shear in the Muslim world, it has morphed into something where it actually claims to be is preaching the Unity of Mankind. And it is Kritis criticizing nationalistic chauvinism, jingoism as a product of war, and behind the law wrote, The earth is but one country
and mankind is its citizen. So, this is a very aggressive concept. But he say he wants to have one world order. Now think about the New World Order. Think about the One World concept as we go to the end of time and many people who studied agile who studied the Antichrist and the eye, you know, the One World Order one World Bank, one world system, even some claim here, United Nations, the One World bring it in the Bahais also ushered in this concept. Okay, so you can start to tie in certain movements and certain connections to what is happening as we go toward the Day of Resurrection. Now to unite the world the Bahais advocated and adoption of a universal language, okay to be chosen by
the world leaders, so the world leaders must choose this universal language and I'm sure they haven't agreed as yet.
But behind a lot advocated a constitutional monarchy there on the British model as a means of restraining tyranny. So again, you know, he goes along with the British as well. So at that time, he was politically correct because of the power of the of the British Empire around the world, and it fits right in and moves toward the Day of Judgment. Now some signs so you can begin to get familiar with some of the signs that they ever come up the symbols of the religion are derived from the Arabic word Baha. Okay, the splendor or glory and they are there with a numerical value because that has the numerical value of nine.
Okay, so this is why the most common symbol is the nine pointed star. So again, symbols and signs, get familiar with them because these are being thrown at us all the time. So it's the nine pointed star and in rendering the phrase like for instance, they say, Yeah, Baja, Abba so so so they're calling upon by Ohio law so they're saying oh glory of the most glorious perhaps up Abha
okay. So, so, so they using these concepts and they have been highly successful, because again, going along with the British concept and you know, fitting in with the colonial systems, they were able to move into the different colonial areas.
And the by by faith. It's the largest religious minority in Iran.
Okay, so the Iranians still do
as long as they're not claiming this Bob thing, and claiming to be the Maddie, because that's what they claim themselves, but also in Panama, as far away as Panama, and Belize, which is British Honduras,
and the second largest international religion in Bolivia,
Papa, Papa New Guinea, and the third largest international religion in Chad,
and in Kenya. So this is amazing.
And I remember being in Kingston, Jamaica, I lived in Jamaica for four years doing Dawa, and my wife was originally from Jamaica. So we have family there and, and I was involved deeply with the community. And I remember one time walking with one of my brothers. And as we were walking along a road in Kingston, a man came out to us, he saw that we were Muslims, could we had caps on, you know, shirts, you could identify us as Muslims. And so he said, you know, a Salonica. And so we said, well, a comes around.
And he said, Are your Muslims? And he said, Okay, wait a minute. So he went inside of his place. And he brought out a pamphlet, that was a high pamphlet, which was specially made for Muslims. So they have pamphlets for Christians, for Jews, for Hindus, for Buddhists,
they have traditional religion.
They're highly organized group. And we asked them to come inside. And we went inside of they have nice little place, organized, and because they are really good in business, and supported by by governments, you see in the picture here, this is one of the Ascensus
beautiful shaped buildings. In Canada, they're highly organized, beautiful buildings, and you'll see it around the world. And it's surprising for a lot of people
to recognize the fact that this group actually began as part of the ignatia this year.
So again, this is the extent of what can happen through the teachings of the liar prophets. And this is the extent of how a small splinter group a splinter within a splinter
can actually morph itself and change till it is recognized as one of the largest international faiths. So it's reached that point. And it took a different form took a different shape.
But when you go into the teachings, and you start to rise in their ranks, you'll have to learn Persian if you really want to read the writings of Ohio law, because they're basically in Persian. They claim that the higher law came out and you know, had this revelation type thing you know, in Arabic.
But basically, Persian is their high level language that you'd have to learn when you go into the movement, but they do not identify with Islam at all. They do not identify with being Shia, at all not get nasty, she had not even bought tinea, nothing. They're Bahais. And they have morphed and come into their own understanding. So this is one of the large groups of the splinter groups coming out of the liar profits. And I want to, at this point, see if we have any questions
in the in the chat
rooms to see
what we have in terms of any questions or anything that anybody would have. Okay, so I want to just fix this slide here.
Okay. Yeah, to where we were. Yeah. So so the floor is open. For any questions that anybody may have.
The floor is open.
Okay, so um
question is coming, I have a question for later, please want to know where the Sufis fall under under, as they have a mixed belief parts only and part Shia branched off from Abu Bakar
some many South Asians and Pakistani practices, follow Sufi beliefs
you know, where does that come off now? Yes that that that is later. And
again you that's another phenomenon itself which we hope in the near future, you know, to be to be able to look at, but these these other this area we're looking at is coming out of the lair prophets trying to clear up some of the confusions and misunderstandings of terminologies. Okay.
are there any questions that anybody has?
There's nothing here at this point.
we're looking to see if there's anything in the other area
a question is coming. So what are the connections of the Ahmadi?
And the sheer offshoots? Yes. Inshallah, our next class will be dealing with the Ahmadiyya Padana movement. So you'll see what the connection is, if any, you know, with that particular movement as we go there, but that's another stream altogether, there is a connection in terms of the liar prophets.
But in terms of the Shia ignatia, it does, it is not coming out of the ethnicity and if you go to a Ahmadiyya, Masjid, or temple, they pray, similar to do to the Muslims. I remember one year in Toronto, we had rented these big halls, because our E prayer was so large. And so we rented one in the western side of Toronto, and we were north, because we needed a place for 1000s of people. But just below us, about three blocks below us.
The Amadeus had actually rented a place
the other Sunday we're going into the remedies sitting down and realizing no this is not our place and then coming up because they pray just like Hanafi Muslims, but Inshallah, next class
we will be going on, you know, to the Ahmadiyya movement
any other questions anybody has?
we are thankful to see that we have people coming from the UK and coming from the Caribbean, United States, of course, Canada, so many parts of the world, even we get from the Middle East, you know, sometimes and then people come online. So, again, you know, keep your questions coming from Malaysia Hamdulillah we have a person coming in, you know, from Malaysia as well. And a question says, How can we safeguard ourselves from this group? You know, the key issue here we have to think positively. The key issue is go back to what the Prophet SAW Selim said Alaikum Alaikum be sunnah T was Sonetel hollowfibre. Rashidi stick to my sunnah, and the Sunnah of the Rightly Guided caliphs.
So the more we understand the Quran and the Sunnah, and the more we able to implement the the the life of the promises I made our own life, then it comes clear
everything becomes crystal clear. The more of the Sunnah that you have, then you'll easily be able to see as you see one of the followers you know of the of the barber. They wanted to drink alcohol. They didn't want to make a lot then want to fast and Ramadan. So I mean, once you know your Islam, it's very clear
As a Muslim and who is not, it's just the confusion today with the internet is that the word Muslim is being thrown around and people are using these terminologies in the wrong way.
And so, this is where we need to have beneficial knowledge and to continue to come closer and closer to, you know, our beliefs from the Quran and from the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him
also, somebody is coming in from Senegal, mashallah, we're glad to see him Senegal, for those of you who follow football, congratulations, Millbrook. For Senegal. You know, winning the the the the African Cup.
The country is very happy. I hope this can revive their Islam, as well in Sharla.
There's also somebody from Brooklyn, via Dominican Dominican parents and Hamdulillah.
And we have not gone into some of the different groupings may be said somebody from Trinidad as well. Alhamdulillah we're glad to always have our trainee in the house.
And a question is coming. What does this mean? Should we take care and learn our prophets teaching before in focus on this, rather than looking at others? Yes, we should focus on our teachings. However,
that's why we developed this course because you need to get familiar with some of the false prophets. Remember the Prophet peace be upon him, he drew a straight line. And he said this is Serato must have been. And then he drew the other lines coming off the straight line and said these are the false prophets. These are the false paths. And at the head of every path is a shaytaan.
So we need to at least know what these paths are. Not to go into the details of it.
But to know what these paths are, to be able to identify to teach our children.
You know what it is? You'll see amongst the other son, there was Jamar, we have a lot of different movements. Okay, so we have schools of thought we have movements.
This particular course is not going into the details of the movements within the Alexandre was your mouth. This is dealing with the groupings in the Muslim world that broke away
the breakaway groups. And so that's extremely important for us to understand those breakaway groups to protect ourselves from falling into confusion, and especially the younger generation, and for those who are accepting Islam, because in some cases people call them to Islam, but they find themselves within one of these splinter groups. And it's only after a period of time
that they are able to,
you know, come into the mainstream.
A person from Bangladesh is saying, you know, can the Shia and Sufis will they be able to go to Paradise, I am not the person who decides whether somebody goes to paradise or not. However,
you know, the Muslim world is broad. And again, the it naturally Shia these, they make Hajj, PTT to solo of groups, the Sufi groups basically are coming out of the Sunnah. And so that's another study in itself.
Entering paradise is up to Allah subhanaw taala.
And we should pray for those who might be confused that they can enter paradise and pray for non Muslims also that they can hear the message of Islam before they die, and they can enter paradise as well.
So with this 100 Allah, great turnout of everybody,
with your friends and everybody I want to announce here at the end that that next week, there will be a pause in the class for next week I'll be out of the country inshallah. But the following Tuesday, we will return and we will make announcements of this so that you can see the following Tuesday we will return we have we have some interesting subjects to cover Inshallah, with you. And I pray that Allah subhanaw taala would bless all of those who are involved and would help us to purify our understanding of Islam. And those people who have gone off the path. May Allah help them to come to the straight path. And may Allah have mercy upon us all. I leave you with these thoughts, aka
Juana. hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa salam alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh