The Importance of Tawheed
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Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa sallahu wa salam ala Sado Bollywood actor in the Vienna Mohammed. And while Ali he was happy Roberto Sana I'll praise the due to Allah, Lord of the worlds and peace and blessings be showered upon our beloved Prophet Muhammad, the master of the first and the last, and upon his family as companions and all those who call to his way and establish his sunnah to the Day of Judgment. As to what follows Salam alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh Alhamdulillah we are having a special night for the new Muslim corner.
In that, you know, we are sharing with you the greetings of Eid Mubarak. The blessings of eidl Aha. And this is the festival a celebration of sacrifice. And that is something that Muslims throughout the world are celebrating within these sacred days. And we had we had seen last week in our class that on the 10th of Dhul Hijjah.
The pilgrims who have traveled
to Mecca and they've gone to Mina, and they've gone to Arafat. They are back in Mecca. That's the 10th. And so they sacrifice this stoning of the shaytaan.
There is a clipping of the here. There is the major tawaf or circumambulation of the Kaaba, which is done, you know, on that day, and this terroir for the father, you know, is a major
circumambulation of your house of Allah.
in other parts of the world is eat. So this is a little odd, ha, and Muslims have gone out, made a group prayer, and then sacrificed. The rest of the day is usually a social gathering, when people come together, and
they meet with their families, or their friends. And for a new Muslim, sometimes that can be a lonely time, actually. And I can recall, being in Cape Town,
with my family, actually, and the Capetonians, like in many parts of the world,
they're very much family oriented.
And so on, ie day, after the prayer is done, and sacrificing everybody, you know, you have to visit your family.
You have to visit your mother and your father.
You have to see the children, the extended families come together. For some people, it's only like two or three times a year that they actually see each other. So it is a really important time. And we found ourselves and other new Muslims or people who were not from Cape Town. We were alone.
Like nobody was coming by our place, because they're all visiting their families.
And that's good. But when you don't have a family, when you're not tied to a clan, you see, then even though there's the brotherhood and sisterhood of Islam, you're not getting that family, you know, support. So we it was a strange feeling.
And I was serving sort of as any mom and a leader in the community. So you would expect a lot of people but because of the
there was not many people. So we established
a new Muslim day.
So we got a place and anybody who was a new Muslim and any families who weren't from Cape Town, you come out there with your children. And then we have games for the children, we have food, we share your you have that love, even though you're not from the same family.
So, that is reality that anywhere no Muslims are, there needs to be established, you know, something for your, the, for the non Muslims to feel that spirit. Because technically speaking, you know, Islam is a Jamaat, it is a group. It's not supposed to be an individualistic religion. Okay, so, so this is part of the group thing of the Eid. And so we encourage, you know, people in all communities, to try to do something, please have something available for the new Muslims to be able to come out to, you know, and enjoy some food and, you know, get greetings, you know, and feel the blessings of the heat.
During the Eid time, you are constantly hearing Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, La ilaha illAllah. This is constantly being said. And there's a reason for that. And if you look at the world today, one of the greatest issues now
has to do with whether people are actually accepting organized religion, whether they're dealing with religion, or they're not dealing with religion.
And so what what the E does what the life of Prophet Ibrahim alayhi salam, then Prophet Muhammad, sal seldom does is that it confirms and emphasizes the oneness of God, and submission to the will of Allah. Because when you say Allahu Akbar, you mean that Allah is the Greatest in everything that your ultimate
power source, your reference source is Allah. And I want to just look back at this hadith again, we'll be going back to some things for those who haven't seen it.
But even to emphasize this because this is important for even people who have embraced Islam. Many people are not familiar with this hadith. And this is the hadith of while they've been juggled. Radi Allahu Allah, may Allah be pleased with him. And he was so close to the Prophet so seldom that he could actually ride on the animal with the Prophet. So if he's on a camel, you're the one writing in back of him and you hold on to him.
So you can ask him questions.
He the Prophet can turn to you this this is a very close position, it's security to today it would be secret service to be somebody that close to an official you'd have to be a special person so wow, that was that kind of person. And so he said I was writing behind the Prophet peace be upon him and he said to me, Oh, more as to you know, what the dude what is due to Allah from his creatures, and what is due them from Allah.
i Tada the MaHA cola He Allah Lee bad when Mahakala Abadi, Allah Allah. So just so you hear the Arabic Do you know what is Huck?
What is the main duty or right?
The makers hop means truth. But it also means your rights hook. So what is the main right, that Allah has on people?
That's a serious question. And the second part of it is, and what rights What's the main right that people have on Allah. So that means you actually have Huck, you have rights on the Creator. So this is really heavy thing. Especially when you're you're into your worship of the Creator. And while he responded, you know, in the way that the Companions you know, would respond. And he said, Allah, what a sudo who Allah, that Allah and His Messenger know best. So the Prophet continued, he said, What is due to Allah from his creatures, is to worship Him alone,
and never to associate anything with Him.
As the first one,
that you should worship Him alone. Now the word worship here
means it the word is a bad in Arabic and Ibadah most people think of worship, they think that it means
or some ritual exercise, but he bad is a general term. So anything that you do in life
that you in that you do it in the name of Allah,
law becomes a form of a badass, you can actually be doing work you do work in the Name of Allah, the Imam today in Juma gave a very beautiful football Hamdulillah, our brother, second moon, Hassan. And he made an excellent point. You know, he said, that even if a person goes to the gymnasium
they're working out.
And most people who are working out today, especially the males are into this, but of course, everything has changed. Females are lifting weights too.
And, but he said, if a person is is in the gym, and they go into the gym, and they say, whatever I am doing here, I am doing it to be a strong Muslim.
And I want to do something for Allah. That's the reason why I'm not because to have a fit body and, you know, to be loved by people, and you know,
if that person does it, then that exercise that they're doing, and what it does from to the body becomes a form of a badass,
it's actually a form of worship. And then the results that comes out of that is a form of worship. So worship is a general term.
And the process alone is saying that Allah to do what is due to Allah is that your worship should be only for him.
And for nobody else, nothing else. from the, from the creatures in this world should have this position where they can say, nothing else should have that position in this world. Okay? And the response was, or the next part of the Hadith was,
and the right, what are the rights on people that they have over Allah? Now, this is a heavy point to
that you actually have rights on Allah.
Okay, because look at what Allah has done for us. What are we?
We're just weak beings, we were created, you know, and then suddenly developed into this creature now, then we start getting weak and old, and then we die. And there's nothing that's left. So what are we? What rights can we have on the Creator? Because after we die, the world continues. It doesn't stop. It stops for us because we're not looking at it.
So what right could we have on the Creator.
And the Prophet peace be upon him said
that if you worship Allah, alone,
and do not associate partners with him,
then he would not punish anyone who does not associate partners with him.
And the punishment here, of course, means in the next life,
because in this life, there may be somebody who's an idol worshiper, you know, and very rich, and they live a fairly comfortable life and then die.
But after they die,
okay, what happens but if a person is worshiping Allah alone,
that their life, their sacrifice, their actions, everything is for Allah,
that Allah would not punish that person in the next life. This is a big thing. Actually, everybody should hear this, everyone in the community
and probably 80% of the people in the most Mashtots if you read them, this hadith, they probably have not heard this before.
And this is really important.
Okay, so it was so important that Mohammed said, O Messenger of Allah, Allah or Basha Ness. He said, O Messenger of Allah, should I not give glad tidings to the people? In other words, should I not take this what you just said to me, and announce it to everybody? I have a secret. I have a formula here. Now. If you worship Allah alone, and you don't have any partners with him, you're not gonna get punished.
Okay, and the Prophet Salam said, lead to Bashir for your tequila. He said do not inform them, do not reassure them of this. Less they rely on the promise and lapse in their service. They attack you they become lazy. So in other words, if they knew that, as long as you're worshipping Allah alone,
that you're not going to get punished in next life, then people would just spend all of their time trying to worship Allah alone. That would be the main issue of
every single day of your life.
And but the Prophet said, don't tell them.
So moi had to now go through his life
with this secret, and he couldn't tell anybody.
And that's difficult for most of us, because most of us, if we have a secret, then we will call our friend and say, You know what, I just don't tell anybody. I want to tell you this. But don't tell anybody else, right? This is just between us.
So you, so you tell that person, it's just between us. And then the person gets the secret.
Okay, and then they get on the phone. And they tell their friend.
You know, I just heard something I want to tell you
don't tell anybody else.
And then it starts spreading.
And so it's although it's supposed to be a secret, it turns out to spread all over the community. Mod was not that kind of person. The Prophet said, do not tell anybody.
Don't tell anybody about this. And he did. And when he was on his deathbed,
a little confused, because he's because he also heard that the prophet had said, Do not hide knowledge.
So he's got something he's not supposed to say. But then his Prophet also said, Don't hide anything. So on his deathbed, he reported this hadith.
Okay, and then now it's spread. But during his lifetime, he did not
tell anybody. So many of the companions never knew this.
But it came down to us. And it shows how important that is. And what that means is that when we are our lifestyle, our value system, our more our morality,
is based upon Allah.
There's a very serious issue that's going on right now in this society. Where is your morality come from? What is right and what is wrong?
Is it the biological way of the Creator? And all the things? Or can we as human beings now decide what it is?
You see? So a person who is worshipping Allah then follows the natural system that Allah set up?
That's a form of Ivanka. And the revelations that came down to the prophets that showed us what is right and what is wrong. And that's not every minor detail of your life. But your basic principles of right and wrong.
Right comes from the revealed message. What is happening now, there is a war on the revealed messages,
that we no longer follow the revealed messages, we follow what we feel is right.
Or in some cases, what the majority feels is right.
And so this is now a big issue now.
And the people of the book, especially Christians, Jews, to a certain extent, but in the Western world, it's really Christians and Muslims, you know, are the ones who are standing up clearly for the revealed
religions in terms of morals, this is supposed to be, you know, they say that America, Canada and the West, these are Judeo Christian societies.
Okay, that was never really totally true.
Because the native people, who were the main people living here for 1000s of years, were not Judeo Christian.
And many of them believed in one God too, by the way.
So it was never Judeo Christian society, but it was supposed to be. So the basic morality of the Judeo Christian society and then, because we have Muslims coming in now,
that's supposed to be the basis of morality, that's under attack.
And that has been pushed to the side and is reaching the point where if somebody stands for these revealed religions, they're in an inquisition. There's a thing called the Spanish Inquisition.
And that is where the Catholics of Spain and this is going back to the 13th century, 14th 15th century or whatever, you're going back in time,
but the Catholics who believed in a trinity, they put people to the test,
and they would take you they would test everybody. Do you believe in the Trinity? So if you are Christian who believed in one God, right, a Unitarian Christian, in the in the original sets, or if you were Jewish, who believed in one god
Where if you were Muslim who believed in one God? And you said, I don't believe in the Trinity, they would either burn you at the stake, or they would send you out of the country. They would deport you.
From the country, you will be exiled. And that trial and test is called Inquisition.
Inquisition and we are now in a type of Inquisition.
Everywhere the school systems job you want to get a job. You're you're digging ditches, everything is in cages position based upon gender, right? I'll be I'll be straightforward. Gender Inquisition is what it is.
so those who stand for the revealed religions, you know, are the ones who are under test Eid, the life of Ibrahim Prophet Ibrahim alayhi salam, and what the E does. It reinforces our belief in Allah. That's what it's supposed to do. Because you're supposed to know the meaning of the words that you say, right? What are we saying all the time? Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, La ilaha illAllah. We're saying that over and over and over and over and over again. Allah is the Greatest Allah is the Greatest. Allah was the greatest. There is no god but Allah.
We reinforced the 1000s of times. We're actually saved if you go to pilgrimage to Mecca. And we saw the pictures like last week that they are saying, Love bake Allah Humala bake, bake Allah Cherie Calaca, bake in Alhambra, one near Mata laka. Well, mulk, the Cherie Kolak. So that sound that I just did. If you go too hard, that's going to be imprinted on you for the rest of your life. Because you're going to hear that about a million times, maybe more than a million times. And you're going to hear everybody around you saying that, you know, love, bake Allahumma bake. So you're saying, Oh Allah, I am here at your service.
That's what Lubbock means. I'm ready.
Lubbock Allahumma Lubbock Lubbock Alas, Cherie Calaca Lubbock. So you say I am here at your service. There is no Schudrich. No partner with you.
In Alhambra, surely the praise will never matter. And surely all the good that we get is from you. There is no partner with you.
Think about that.
That is being imprinted into the hearts of the pilgrims and the people outside. So if you make Hajj, that's part of the reason why Hajj is supposed to change you, right? If you even listen to those words, it's imprinted inside of you,
for the rest of your life, and when Eid comes,
and what is the practice of the Muslims and you hear them saying that, after the prayers for the next two, to three days, after eat, after every prayer, you also say,
Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, you make that these statements. You say it over and over again, at least three times after every prayer that goes on for two or three days.
So it's imprinted inside of us? Why is it imprinted inside of us? Look what the Hadith said.
The hadith said that the main right of Allah on us is that you should worship Him, and do not associate partners with him.
That's the main right? That's what the whole of Islam is about. It's about this. It's about Tawheed. This is the only thing that you can say, united all the prophets, that all the prophets that came over 124,000 prophets and messengers, we believe every nation every tribe, came to teach oneness of God,
So, this is a crucial point.
And we need to understand this and this is why we are looking at what a great scholar CD Abdul Rahman Al after that he said, that when you're a new Muslim, the one of the first things you should do is to correct and authenticate your faith.
You have to do this, because this is so important for a person who accepts and again you know, we said that, you know, this Tawheed or this monotheism, right it is that Allah is one in his rule.
All right, here's the one rule of the ROB, no rival to Allah.
That Allah is one in his names and descriptions.
There is none like him.
And Allah is one in his divinity and worship. There is no partner to him.
So what if somebody said, you know, I am living
along this great river?
And I believe in one God,
I believe in one God. And then you ask that person
who is the God you believe in? And he said, I believe in the snake God is a huge python snake at the bottom of the river. And I worship that snake. But I only worship that Snake Snake alone. Is that true to heat?
Can anybody answer that?
Why is it not true to heat? It's going to ask you why.
Based upon your three pots, you have them in front of you, right? And think about it. If you're online, think about it. Why?
Allah has one in his rule.
Right? No rival.
But as he said the snake
there's no rival.
How would you negate that based upon your toe? He'd
look at that.
His God is the snake God.
That's right. You see right away, you can look, you can go right to the names and descriptions. If it is a law that we're talking about, then there is nothing similar to Allah. And you got a snake in the Amazon.
But maybe on in the Congo River, or the Nile or the Euphrates, there's another snake.
So it's not unique.
You see, so you could negate it.
Clear right away like that.
You see? So this is why it's important to understand what we mean. You know, when we say that, you know, we we worship Allah and we worship Allah alone. Okay. And
Oh, of the worship of the Creator alone, is what we found out was the word shirk.
And shirk means polytheism
if you say Asha Raka, usually cool. That's the verb in Arabic. Its partners. If you have a business the word interesting in Arabic. The word now for a business company is called sciatica.
So they would say is the sciatica so
it's the sciatica because sciatica is a partnership of people working in a firm
right? So the Arabs use this word from shirk the same root to mean like a group of people working together a company
is called sciatica.
See, so, this is what the concept is. And this word is it is so serious that in the Quran itself, it is saying in the Fourth Chapter 116 and also in the Fourth Chapter 48 It is saying that in Hola Hola, Yaga, unusual kabhi where your fear my dunya delicately Manisha. So let's say that Verily, Allah does not forgive
anybody who associates partners with him, but he will forgive everything else if he pleases.
But then there's another is a verse in the Quran, chapter 39 Verse 53, where it says in part of this verse in Allah, young Pharaoh the Nuba Jamia Allah forgives all sins. So you see these two things sounds like a contradiction right?
One is saying ALLAH does not forgive
or somebody who associates partners with him, anything else He will forgive, but the other verses say, Allah forgives all sins, which would include Shirke right?
Because the word Jamia Han is used, which means all of it. So the scholars who understand the Quran when it was revealed and how it was revealed, they said no, you do what is called Jama and that is you blend the two together based on the reality of what the Prophet taught us. And that is that in this life,
right, Allah forgives all sins
that you do including shirk, can be forgiven. But in the next life, that's where the first verse comes in. Allah will not forgive shirk
anything else the person dies, they could be forgiven, because we're going to have scales
are good and evil. So anything else could be forgiven? But shirk, no.
In the next life. So that's the combination of the two verses this is this is a science called tafsir. So you have the Quran and you have a study called tafsir. And part of Tafseer is to learn how the scholars how to do Jama
write how to be able to see different verses that appear to be contradictory, but they're actually not. If you know the time when it was revealed. The circumstances and you know the whole story, then you can see how it's not. Okay?
So shark is serious thing.
It's very serious.
And again, this is the concept that you have the creator
and you have the human being, and instead of going directly to the creator, you go through a partner to the Creator.
And this is a common thing that people do in a time of Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him, did the Arabs they had
idols that they set up that and ozone Sua, they set up idols? Right, but Arabs believed in Allah.
They believe that Allah
you know, some time ago, there was a Christian missionary, he was attacking Islam.
And he tried to attack Islam through history. And through me and he said, he said, Your word, you know, the word for the one of the idols is called a lot.
A lot. Right? And then you have Allah.
So His thing was, that Allah was originally alette.
And then they changed the word alat. To mean Allah. Because if you look at the Arabic, this especially for Arabic speaking people, a lot would be similar, but the Thai at the end
is different, right?
And this guy, Maury, he, they were given pamphlets out, and they said that Allah is the moon god.
It was all over our community. They were they were doing this to try to confuse Muslims, right? But but the response was, that the pagan Arabs, they had a lot at the same time as they had Allah.
So if you if you study the worship of the pagan Arabs, they believed in Allah, they did use the word, but they had idols to go to Allah. They were Mushrik
there's shirk again, right? They were those who commit polytheism
so that was the answer. The answer is no Allah is not the moon god because at the same time, Allah was being used by the Arabs before Allah that was used.
So you're wrong about the time
and you're wrong about the language because they were using both of them together. Okay, so this is the major form of shirk.
Okay, that's the basic thing. And we studied last class we looked at our Ria, which is performing acts of worship, to be seen by Allah, that is Rhea.
So in other words, the person is praying, they beautify their prayers in order for the people to see them, not just Allah so you're not you're praying to Allah but you're praying to the people to
you give charity you give money to the community and you want your name over the door.
You're doing an act of worship. And you do it for to be noticed some people would go to hajj and they come back and they put on their on their door of their shop, Al Hajj Isa.
They put it on the on the on the shop. So if you're going to buy some food, right, you rather buy it from Alhaji Issa. Right? Then you would somebody else, because it's like blessing shop now. So he did it. He made Hajj, not just for Allah, He made it for business. You see, which is a good it's a serious a good business move, if you just want to make money
because people would love to buy the food from Alhaji Isa.
So, that's react. But now, as we progress, we want to go on to see forms of shirk.
Now, this is
How you use, remember how we had the toe heat?
So, what is shirk in lordship?
This is the science of Tawheed. Right? This is a science. That's what we study in Islamic universities, right? In Medina, we studied this right? What is the science of Tawheed? In lordship? Remember Rubia is that Allah is your Lord alone, right? What is shirk, in Lordship,
that would be like making a trinity.
So when you make the Trinity, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
or if you're a Hindu,
they had Brahma, Shiva and Vishnu,
these famous Hindu gods, some of the groups of Hinduism, because Hinduism is vast amount of different beliefs together, but some forms of Hinduism they use this trinity concept. Brahma Shiva, Vishnu.
Right, so they become part of this Godhead. So your Godhead is not just Allah, it is three.
But the Christians came with an argument.
And they said, No, it's one.
Three, and one. You ever heard that argument before?
And some of them even came in? I go, and they said, No, it's like an egg. The egg has got the shell
and the white and the yolk.
But as an egg,
you see, so you don't understand. But we just respond one and one and one is three. I don't know what mathematical system you use.
But one on one and one is three.
See today in the world that we live in now, if that's your opinion, you feel like it's three in one than it is.
If you feel like it, but that's sure Ken Loach.
Okay, here it is their Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
That and this trinity concept.
It was widespread in the world. It's not just the Christianity that near we actually know how it was widespread in the world. And we'll see that now. What is Shirke? In the names and descriptions of Allah.
Okay, now, Allah has got 99 famous names, there's a few more.
But like for instance, Allah's name is Al Aziz
al Aziz Helma Nan
right, Al Aziz is the most majestic and most, you know, sustainable, but my nan the one who gives him so kind and you know, what not these are names of Allah. So you see somebody Abdul Aziz
Abdul manette right. So, what Pagan Arabs did was, they took the name Allah Aziz, and they made they call their their their idol Aliza.
So, they got it from the same thing and they made another idol and they kept Alma net. So, he took the names of Allah
and then they use it as their idols. You see, so that would be Sherk in names and descriptions of Allah.
Okay, this is high level thinking now, for those people who are here who are not new Muslims, this is a little bit high level thinking.
but the heaviest form
of shirk. And this really is where
the difficulty came for the prophets. And that is Tauheed la badda.
That Allah is one in divinity.
Allah is One interfaith is only one divine being
okay, and one in worship Therefore Allah is the One Who alone should be worshipped.
totally better. Before I go on to this, I want to open up the floor for any questions I didn't want to get to luxury you know preachy, you know, type of thing. The floor is open for any questions that you have, because this is a no Muslim corner, check and see online time it is any questions that are there?
Yeah, so there's a question here. We have our online audience as well as our we have our audience here. People that are here.
Work as a form of worship, do obtain the solo work as you work in practice, and grow faster.
Okay, good question. If work
as a form of worship, if it can be a form of worship, do you attain the same awards as prayer and fasting?
Not necessarily. No, you don't. Because there's different levels of you're a badass.
Right? There's some firms of rabada that you do. You can smile at somebody for Allah. And that's a form of the battle, right?
Okay, or the height, one of the highest forms of rabada is homage.
You go to pilgrimage of Mecca, and you have to go to Mina, you have to go to Arafat, you go to Moose deli for Karges a major sacrifice that you have to do in order to make this such and at the end of the Hajj. It says, The Prophet said that the reward for a properly done Hajj is paradise, you will come home, like a newborn baby. Does the baby have any sense? No. It's our belief the child is born sinless. So you can come back from hutch
with no sense.
But if you smile at somebody, for Allah, that's a form of Riba is not going to be sinless, right, just because you did a smile, because you didn't suffer like that person who made Hutch. But but you will get a form of reward question, fair to say that the forms of the Viva that are meant for you like some of those always have a higher reward for them, although anything in return, but maybe that's a good sign it, but fixing those things to focus on the things that are?
Right, so So this is a good point, you know, that those things that are obligatory, you know, would be the highest form. And we have what is called our carnal Islam, the pillars of Islam.
So these five pillars, which is your, you know, your belief in one God and accepting the prophets, your prayers, right, you're fasting, you're giving zakat of your wealth, and you're making pilgrimage to Mecca five. So these are the pillars that your whole religion stands on, on these five pillars. So these are the highest forms. And there are other actions that you can also to which which also gives great rewards, you know, as well, but you could say these major obligations, you know, that they're there for a reason.
They are for a reason. And the more you know about prayers and whatnot, and fasting, then you'll see how important these axon question online.
Okay, there's, they're asking about the budget, now we will, we're going into that now we're going into the phones of Shirke. To Bhadrak means that you seek baraka from objects.
You seek blessings from objects,
right, like you rub something to get blessings from, we're going into that now. We're gonna that's going to unwind in Shell, but the bedrock also would be a form of shirk. But I'm going to show you, I'm going to show you what that is. Now. We're going to go into that.
Okay, any other questions online?
Okay, I read my biography one time if it ever comes out, you know, but basically, I was originally a Christian, and
I couldn't accept. I'm from Boston, Massachusetts, and there's a hierarchy and Episcopalian Church like Anglican, you know, and there was a hierarchy unit. And I couldn't accept this. Some people, you know, upper class, you know, and then Jesus on the cross, I couldn't accept any of this man. And especially, he was depicted as a European man. So that's the Son of God, then you Oh, God, then God is white man.
So all people who are European or God, like, you see, that's racism
is not supposed to be God is not supposed to be. That's why we have no pictures of God, pictures of prophets anything. Because you can't take one race and make that to be the God right.
So so I couldn't accept that. And I left the religion completely continuing to read what is called the Lord's Prayer,
which is the belief in one God, I always read the Lord's Prayer, even though I left organized religion, until eventually Alhamdulillah I ran into Islam. And that that answered my questions for the way of life a complete way of life and keeping the Lord's Prayer
you have one more okay. Your *, I'll be born or will you be
Okay, so now we're going off the topic a little bit. That's a question about the Antichrist. Okay, but basically, you know, since the question was asked,
you know, the job is a human being,
and it's clearly within our, our literature that that the Antichrist is a human being, you know and is described within our literature as well.
Okay. So, now, we want to just touch on this new area of shirk, for those who have been following us along, following along with the classes. So, you get something new in every class, okay. Now
to shirk, in a bad,
the shirk in a bad
right, that is the serious thing.
Because in worship,
okay, this all forms of polytheism but what is shirk, in your, in your worship, and one of the areas that has been designated, you know, shown to us clearly by the prophet and through the scholars, it's called wearing garments, talismans, amulets, or reading an Islamic chance to seek protection or gain benefit. These are forms of shirk.
Now remember what shirk is, right? You believe in God, but you go through something to God, you give something of the power of God to part of the creation.
Okay. And the Prophet peace be upon him Muhammad, he said, Verily, that spells casting spells and talismans, I'll explain what it is. And charms are all forms of shirk.
He said it clearly. Now, what is the tabula talismans and amulets? Now, for those new Muslims, you might have experienced this within Christianity or in society, but Muslims, who are we are reviving our faith, right? Some of these things are within the Muslim community. So the fact that you're a Muslim does not mean that you don't do shirk.
You could be from a Muslim family and you do Sure, what is the toilet talismans and amulets?
They are objects,
sometimes it's a pouch with writing inside of it. And the person wears the pouch around their neck.
Okay, and some cases in the time of the Prophet peace upon they used to do right certain things and they would tie it on their leg, or you will around your neck, they will put on the animals to you tie it on your animal. Right, it's a special, you know, pouch or something, which is, and what is it's what is supposed to do, it's supposed to protect you from evil things.
It protects you from jealousy, how sad, you know, the evil eye, right.
And especially people notice the evil eye around children.
So when the child is born,
okay, then, you know, this evil eye, I mean, we are made of water.
Our bodies are mostly water.
And water, our water gets affected by things. And I don't know whether you ever noticed it. When you do a good deed. Sometimes you feel a warm feeling all around you is when you see something really good, you feel like warm, like it's something which are nerves and you know, with your body. And sometimes if you see something evil,
you get cold.
You feel like cold. So it's the liquid in us, it's the nerves and the liquid. You know, so like this something when you give a good vibe to somebody, they can feel it.
They can feel it. If you give a negative vibe to somebody. Some people are more sensitive than others. I knew I knew a person that when somebody comes in the room, they can feel their vibes.
If that person's negative, they can stay stiff start feeling nervous, because there's a negative force that comes in because we're all made up of force like this force around us. Okay, so sometimes people will, or people will look at the child, especially other women, with babies. Maybe she wants to baby and she starts looking at the baby with a really mean face right?
And saying bad things about the child.
And that's actually the devil can use this in order to reach to harm them.
That's what's called an evil eye.
And this is all called Have you ever heard of this before?
This is an all cultures.
Okay, so in order to protect from the evil eye, and I remember I lived in an area of Medina, the Bedouins there. You know, when the baby is born mouth, they wrap the baby up tight like a cuckoo cocoon. And they put this summer cocoa in the eyes.
And then they put some time they put these talismans on the child, because they're so afraid of
the evil eye.
And if you see a child amongst the Arabs, you have to say, mashallah, to better combo. You have to say Masha Allah, may Allah bless your child, if you don't say anything.
Then they start looking at you funny, right?
anymore. Most cultures when you see a baby, it's only natural. But when you see a baby, you also say, you know, isn't that baby cute? And you know, you're supposed to, like, show good vibes for the baby, right?
You can't say this. Look at this little devil.
You can't talk like that about the baby. Right? But some people they will.
It's evil, right? So in order to protect from this evil, people hang talismans. And you have talismans for good luck. And you have a lot of different things with talismans and charms and whatever right? You know, we used to have, they say a four leaf clover
brings good luck.
Some Christians they will put a cross, they hang it in the, in their cars by the mirror, right?
All the Christians will wear the cross around their neck.
And many of them believe that that cross they're wearing around their neck is going to ward off evil.
And in some of the mythologies they have the creatures that they call vampires, you know, who are supposed to be blood sucking evil creatures. If you take a cross, and you put it in front of the vampire, it'll knock it away. This is all superstition, right? But that's what people believe. Now they're made into movies, right?
So there's certain things like garlic and salt and certain things which will chase away.
So what Muslims have done,
if uncooperative, Incorporated from their previous religions, this practice and they made it Islamic because Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him. He used to go when he saw people with these on he would go to people they would tear it down.
He would go to the animals and you saw it on the animals you take it off. He would take off all the talismans and amulets.
He said these are shirk, their firms of shirk. Okay.
But now we have an issue, some questions might come up. The question is some people were verses of the Quran
Right? Or maybe they were the word Allah see a nice necklace, right? So the word of word Allah.
Right, some guys want to get tattooed Allah
or whatever. So you want to do have these type of things right? And
if the person has to answer your question, because it may be coming, if the person wears some jewelry, with Allah on it, or something with Arabic, you know, with the Quran, and they just wear it because it's a nice piece of jewelry. There's nothing wrong with that. But if you think
that this thing is fighting off evil,
then it's shirk.
Because the evil is Allah is the One
and the powers that Allah will unleash to protect you. And not the thing in your neck. Okay, so it's it was permissible. Now what is this? This is what the actual talismans look like. For those who have never, when I when I went one time I was in the Jami mosque and this is when there's only two mosques in Canada. You know, and I said, I read this hadith about the talismans.
And people start looking really strange at me.
And I said, I brought these Hadith and showed them at shirk. I said, anybody who has any of these talismans
bring it up into my office. Bring it to my office. One brother, I don't want to say which country you came from. He said I've been wearing these talismans all my life. Okay, I'll just say he was he was West African, right? And he said, I'm wearing this talisman all my life.
And it protects it will even protect if somebody shoots a bullet at you. It will pull up
So I saw what happened when the French came in. It didn't you were colonized by the French. Like, why doesn't it work?
He said no, I wear all the time. Even Even I think he takes it off for a shower.
But maybe not.
And people start bringing these things to my office.
And we opened them up.
And this is serious for some people to open this thing up. And there was a brother Rahimullah from India, close friend of mine, he was really good in fantasy Persian language. Because amongst indo Pakistani people, they will do a lot of the talismans in, in Pharisee in Persian writing, so you either get the writing in Persian or an Arabic. Okay, so this is the talisman.
If you put that on, this will bring you success.
And you see it's a notch is like a crossword puzzle, right? And there's an ancient numeral system that they use, every letter in the Arabic language is got a weight, okay? Like, if you ever heard of 786 Some people say instead of Bismillahirrahmanirrahim, they just write 786
That's the ancient system, numerology system, where they would give weight to every Arabic letter. And they say so so you can write something like this with certain numbers and it will equal Surah Yaseen the chapter call your scene and you put that around your neck.
That's an example.
Now look at this, what do they say about the success? Now they're even online right they have a website
they said carry this talisman for success in business and trade draw it upon a piece of virgin parchment. It should be mentioned here that there are certain rules when writing or drawing a talisman and this cannot be stated here for certain reasons. Secret right
then he said please refer to the various occult books on TALISMAN TALISMAN making a study from a school of traditional Islamic magic
this is an online website
and the obtain go find Islamic magic
look at this and even telling you how to make it if you want to success talisman.
And you know I was shocked how many people from the Muslim world especially from the village areas, they were these things
that especially the children, this one is called general attraction talisman.
It says construct this talisman and carry it with you and you will find people attracted to you and supporting your endeavors. So if you want it you're going for a job interview. What put it on
this is general attraction talisman. There's a business they make a business out of this way
and people will pay money to get this and if you know Arabic and you look at that, okay, it's certain verses from the Quran, you know that are there we opened up some TELUS mints, and had the names of prophets or the names of famous companions. And one of them it had was talking about a famous scholar in his name, Abdul Qadir jeelani
Write a famous scholar of the Salaf. So they said yah, is in Persian. He was written around and my friend Siddiqui Rahim Allah He read this and it said, Oh, Abdul cada we are swimming in our sins. Oh, Abdul Qadir forgive us. So they're asking Abdul cada to forgive them of distance.
They're Muslims. Right. But they don't shirk.
They do it shirk.
And then you have you have the great talisman. This is big time talisman now
this secret information that I've given to you by the way,
this great talisman, according to tradition has been around since the time of Solomon, and the Queen of Sheba
Bill keys. It is said that whoever carries it has 1000 angels as companions carry this talisman for protection and luck. It also heals ailments. One should be alone while constructing this talisman. It is traditionally drawn with a mixture of oils consisting of misc, that's Musk Zarafa on ambergris. Right that's from them from a whale with beautiful smell.
English is a vomit of a whale actually, but it's beautiful smell. They use us into
rose water and you put it on a virgin parchment that's the skin of deer or goatskin. The construction is to be done on a Thursday night
after fasting and Preus look how detailed they are.
This has nothing to do with the Quran. Nothing to do with Prophet Muhammad sozzled. We never said any of this. He was tearing it off as follows next,
this is the great talisman. That's what it looks like.
Look at it, look at it.
You see its numbers in the middle.
And then you see different things. This is the great talisman here.
This is the big one. You got to have 1000 Angels with you.
Okay, and people in the mood this is rampant in the Muslim world. rampant. And that is the reason why? Because I traveled in the Muslim world. I wonder why is there so many Muslims
and we're being conquered by other people and why?
We have Tauheed. But then when you start to realize these practices, how many people were doing these things?
They were actually doing forms of shirk.
Which is a very serious thing.
So this is now shirk in Nevada.
We're going to look at different forms of shirk in worship.
And this is one that is wearing talismans. amulets
right charms, a rabbit's foot.
Here in Canada, America, we used to believe you have a rabbit's foot. Good luck. You ever heard that before?
crystals in different countries and maybe different things? Can you think of any other things that were good luck in your countries?
That you do you heard of?
Some people say like a horseshoe.
These are northern type of things.
Okay, so you get different forms of these things. And, you know, this is supposed to protect you. So there's evil i Coming this a force, right? There's an evil force coming at you. And because you got this thing on, it's like, punching it or something. It's like, or gives you a wall of protection.
So it's an eye.
Right. There was actually I remember when I was first visiting, you know, to Kia a few years ago, every place every store had this blue eye,
the Turks right.
And you'll still see if you go to a Turkish restaurant here, mark my words. And look around and see if you see this blue formation with the eye right in it. And I visited Turks in their homes are going up to the apartment building every door they had this thing. But now recently the scholars have been fighting against this. And so now these things are not allowed.
You know, it's been eradicated. Because the scholars are now because the government is giving the scholars you know, some power now to enforce this law.
This was superstition in the society. People who don't pray, they don't do anything. But as long as you get your eye, you're okay.
That's shirk. So it is, is there a concept of EagleEye? And if so, what Islam? Can you do?
Okay, so this is where so in terms of the Islamic solution to this,
there is, you know, number one, everything that we're doing Islamically you know, when you make wudu, you're purifying yourself.
When you your whole body when you pray. When you say word, Allahu Akbar, it actually drives away evil forces say the CHE tongue runs when he hears this.
Okay, so everything you're doing, you're fasting, all these things, but now in order to protect from it there are certain parts of the Quran that are revealed the last two chapters of the Quran one chapter CIRTL falak.
Right. And this is saying Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim, pull out we'll do better Bill falak in short remark Allah. So you are seeking refuge from the Lord of the of the Dawn from the evil he has created. So this is really see what it says Men, Cherie McCulloch.
Caranas real words. It's real life, from the evil that Allah has created.
it. So Allah has created evil things. Woman surely Rasika can either walk up,
and the evil from the night is coming down when the darkness is coming down. The evil woman shuddered enough authority for the Oh God,
or when she has it and either herself, so find the evil of women.
Now first it was certain women men did forms too, but these women would blow Natha means to blow.
So they would blow into knots.
And they would perform a spell
based on this, and from the hassad, either hassad you're protecting from the jealous person,
when they have jealousy and envy, envy, that's the evil eye.
So this chapter here, falak
you are actually seeking refuge from Allah, you know, when you're reading this, so when you read it, it enforces your number one, you're reading it, it's a protection, but it also makes you believe more. Because the more you don't believe in these things, is the less power it has over you. The more you believe in those things. It's got a lot of power over you. Let me tell you,
I was in a place in South Africa called Pretoria.
And there's a beautiful masjid and I went to the brother's house. And, you know, he told me that
a little while ago, this saw Maulana this particular person came to the house. And he came to the brother's house and he said, you know, brothers aid. You have about 500 gins living in your house. The Gin is created from smokeless fire, right? evil demons, right? He said to him, this is this stuff. The Molana is like a religious person, right? So he came into brother's house. And he said, just about 500 gins live inside your house man. And a brother said his hair stood on it. And he was really afraid, right? He said, What should I do? What should I do? He said, You come to my office, bring 10,000 rands, you know, you know, to my office, and I will make you, you know, a talisman.
So he got his money. And he was gonna go down the office, you know, to give them so this man is making business, right? The brother never had problem with gin or anything.
But then he noticed, this is what this guy does what he does. So you have people around who actually make business out of this. I remember.
We were in Cape Town again. And we had played sports basketball. I used to play a lot of basketball. And I had a crook. My neck was like this sore.
So I was coming out the masjid and I was bent like this.
And there's a particular Maulana, he's the guy with magic and he was coming in the masjid. And he saw me. He said, Brother, Abdullah,
he said, You have to see me, I see your neck. And I know what this is, and I can get it out of you.
Just come to me, and I'll take care of you. I'll get rid of this thing inside of you. And I looked at him, I said, Brother, I just finished playing sportsman, I have a crookneck.
But you see what he was doing to me.
He was taking advantage of superstition. And these things are firms of shirk. Question.
Yes, so this is a study in itself, which we will be going on to it's going to be in the lessons coming right after this. But to answer your question, we believe that there is the creations of the angels created for light.
The human beings are created from clay. So within our bodies are all the elements of dirt.
That's why you see some kids, they even eat dirt.
There's minerals in the dirt, right? If you get tired, they say, take some iron pills, get some magnesium. They'll tell you to take minerals, right? Because our minerals are depleted. Because we're mud.
So in other words, we're not pieces of mud. But the elements of the of the clay are the elements in the human body.
Similarly, the elements of light are the elements in the angels.
And light is a very powerful thing. Because you can take light now you have
infrared ray light, you can actually destroy things with light.
It's very powerful.
And the Jin singular is Ginny them.
Made from smokeless fire,
So the elements of fire are the elements of the gym. And they live in a parallel universe to us. So in other words, they are on earth, but their universe does not have the most circumstances, it does not collide with us.
Okay, but there are societies of people and we'll be studying this more who actually seek out the gym to bring it across.
Okay, so we do believe it is and you know, practicing your Islam, we're gonna go into more details. Inshallah, question online.
There are people who glorify the Prophet by celebrating his birthday, where do you draw the line?
Yeah, okay. So so this is like, you know, if, if the prophet becomes like God, then this is going to fire.
You see, in terms of, you know, the mold, this is a big debate and controversy, you know, whatever. But to be honest with you, the Prophet SAW Salem never celebrated his birthday. His companions never celebrated his birthday, nor did the next two generations. It's called Tabby and, and tablet, Tabby, and none of them did Molad. It was not until 1000 years after his death, that an Egypt one of the Sultan's, you know, they said, the people were losing their spirit of Islam, and the love of the Prophet. So let's have a special celebration on his birthday will give to the poor. So their issue was to give to the poor. So they used to give to the poor, right.
But it is not an original practice. So you do it, you don't do it. But the problem is, when you go too far, I'll be honest with you. I don't want to say which country he is because people will get upset with me. But I was in a Muslim country. I was a new Muslim. I didn't know. And they said, it was the prophets birthday. And after they read some poetry, they said stand up.
They call the Tanzeem.
So they said stand up.
And I said, Okay, so I stood up. I said, like, why are you standing up? They said, because the Prophet is in the room.
The prophets in the room?
If the President came in the room, like, wouldn't you stand up for the President? Or the Prime Minister? Of course you would. So if the prophets in the room you stand up,
so that means on the night of his birthday,
he is everywhere in the world. He's in Arabia, he's in Pakistan is in Guyana. You know, he's in China.
So what is that you're making him into a demigod? See what shirk is, when you give now powers of the Creator, to even the Prophet himself, that shirk so you can actually perform shirk, with the Prophet.
And I remember I was in a Muslim country. No, it wasn't a Muslim country. I guess we were in China, Hong Kong.
And so the Muslims, it was a time of the prophets birthday. And they had this ceremony. I was there this Jordanian brother was with me, and they were reading Arabic.
And they started reading Arabic and one part of the thing is like praise poetry. Praising the Prophet saw some beautiful poetry, but it reached one point where it said, Ya rasool Allah Azza, O Messenger of Allah, they were asking Him to forgive them of the essence.
They were asking the prophet to forgive this since that is shirk.
Because only Allah forgives you since the prophet does not forgive you since and he would never allow anybody to do that. So so you can perform.
You know, shirk, even with the property. So what some mustards do, many people don't even do anything special, what some machines might do on that time, because there's big gatherings, they will do Sierra, they will, you know, read the life of Prophet Muhammad. So seldom, we'll remember his life and, you know, give it to the poor, you know, whatever, but they wouldn't be reading any of these, these things that have shocked no Tanzeem standing up, they wouldn't do that. But other people, you know, they're really serious about it. They'll fight you, right?
You know, but that's extremism. And it's not original Islam. Anytime we get an A problem, go back to original Islam.
Go back to the Prophet, go back to his companions, go back to the three generations. And if you do not find the practice at all,
and is a danger of shirk, avoid it.
Just a comment because, you know, we're, we're told I think in the product says exemptions are blessings upon the profits from others, right. So I'll ask you remind me
cuz if that's what you're doing, send my peace and blessings on the public. You don't pray to Him. That's right. That's right. And it is said that when you do this Salawat, the angels will carry it to the Prophet and then they'll send it back to you 10 times.
So you're literally there's no prayers, and this is a problem. And I've even seen Muslims take the names. One is named Abdul Rasul. You know, you have Abdullah, his name is Abdul Rasul, you're gonna, you're gonna hear names like this amongst people. That's Sherk, because you're saying he's the slave of the Prophet, the messenger, not Allah, you have given him the authority of the Creator. And this is no good.
And this is why no Muslims, especially you got to, you know, the more you know, your Tawheed, and you get into your monotheism is the stronger you'll be, because we have a lot of cultural practices that you're going to run into from Muslims that are not actually Islamic. We have to be able to separate Islam from culture.
Islam from culture, question online. This was from the person who asked that question. He asked about use. Could you explain
about use of?
Yeah, so that that question is a little more advanced, maybe another point, you know, we can go into it. But you have to remember that with the Prophets, they perform miracles, right? So so you know, if its use of taking something, you know, his garment, and then throw it on, you know, his father, and then he made him to see could see, that is a miracle of a prophet.
That's not our miracles. So you can't it, nobody can intentionally do something like that. Because prophets have what is called more Jesus miracles, we have what is called Kurama, we can have a miracle, but we don't know when it's going to come to Kurama could come, somebody's going to walk on the street, and they trip and they still go back on the couch, you would have killed them. That was a Kurama. Like Allah saved you from being killed.
Maybe it was an angel that you didn't even know the force was that that, you know, brought you back from being for the car hitting you, right? That's Kurama.
Okay. The other general questions I anybody has.
Somebody said, they don't even notice that you actually do the livestream stuff.
So this is Plato that Plato, okay. I mean, Plato said, you could look in the mirror and you know, hurt yourself. That's Plato. Plato is not even a person. But Plato had Trinity, right.
Plato believed in the first cause, and, you know, the logos he had a trinity.
So, you know, that's not a reference that we would use. Now,
the other general questions that we have.
alhamdulillah we're going to be closing the class now, you know, the general class here, and we'll be continuing on inshallah next week. And because we'll be having our own discussion, you know, here, you know, after the class is over, so, you know, may Allah accept us, you know, give you a safe journey home,
plug into the social segment, online, so
yeah, so if anybody's here, you know, online, from the local area in Toronto, Scarborough GTA, you know, we will be having that no Muslim corner, you know, after the regular lesson, then we will socialize. So you'll have a chance to socialize with your new Muslims informally ask questions, you know, whatever, have some delay refreshments. You gotta be going on on Friday evenings, you know, as well. So you're invited to 1673 You know, Nielsen, you know, here in, you know, Toronto, on the east side. And so I leave you in peace. Well, after the dot one hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa salam alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.