Channel: Abdurraheem Green
A very inspirational speech.
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Begin by praising Allah, and we praise Him and we seek His help and we ask for his forgiveness. And we seek refuge with Allah from the evil of ourselves and from the evil consequence of our evil actions. Whomsoever Allah guides, there is none to misguide. And whomsoever Allah leaves to great,
whomsoever Allah leaves to go, Australia, there is none to guide. And I testify that Allah alone is worthy of worship, and that Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he is the servant of Allah and His final messenger. After that, the best speeches, the Book of Allah, and the best guidance is the guidance of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and the worst of all the affairs of those matters that have been newly introduced into the religion. And every matter that is newly introduced into the religion is a bid or an innovation. And all of the innovations are misguidance, all the misguidance is going astray, and all the going astray is in the fire. Today Alhamdulillah, the
brothers have chosen to ask me to speak about
a very important topic, a topic that really is an essential part of our aqidah.
In fact, this topic, it will is really concerning the matter that distinguishes the true believer, and the people who are are adhering to the correct path.
And the good way, as opposed to those people who have deviated and have gone astray from the straight path that Allah subhanaw taala has ordained for us.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said
my alma will divide into 73 sects, and all of them will be in the Hellfire except one. And his companions asked, Who is that one or messenger of Allah, Who is that one that is saved from the fire?
Who is that group or that sect that will be successful, and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, that to which I am my companions belong in various narrations that mentions that to i, which I am my companions belong, that to which I my companions belong this day. And in another narration, he mentioned they are the Jamaat and another, they are the the the Jamaat means the group for the large group. And in another narration, he mentioned that they are the vast majority, the swaddle, Adam, the great majority. And so all of these Hadees together explained something very important
that those people
who are on the right path, those people that are from the Federal Capital, Nigeria, which means the saved sect, they are the people who are following what the prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam and his companions were upon in his lifetime that day, before there was dissensions and divisions amongst the oma that which he and his companions are upon. So the companions, they are the Jamaat, they are the Gemma, and at that time, they were the vast majority of the Muslims at that time, and inshallah through the whole of time, they will be the vast majority, those people who are following the correct path. However, there are times when Islam will become strange, as the Prophet sallallahu
alayhi wa sallam told us, Islam came as a stranger, and it will become strange once again, so glad tidings Buddha, glad Thai tuber for the strangers. This tuba is a tree in Paradise, or it could be sad, glad tidings for the strangers. So there are times when this way of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam
And his companions is strange, in is a strange way. And those people who are following it are a minority. And so it is very important not to miss understand these Hadeeth as some people have
in order to think that what most of the people are upon, is therefore the way of the companions. No.
The Jamaat is not the rebel of the people. The Jamaat is not the messenger of the people, the Jamaat are the people upon the truth, the Gemma are the people upon the truth, even if it is one,
even if it is only one, if there is one person who is upon the truth and the truth being the Sunnah of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
And the way that the companions are appointed, there's only one person that person is the Gema.
In fact, there have been times in the history of Islam, when people used to consider that the Gemma was just one men, for example, in the time of Muhammad had been humbled. When there was the when there was the Inquisition, when the martyrs Allah, they were a group of people who relied on logic and reason. And they came up with some speculative ideas and amongst the things that they said was that the Quran was mahalo, the Quran was created. And there was a big dissension and they tried to enforce this ideology. They tried to enforce it. In other words, they tried to impose it by force.
And, in fact, very few of the people resisted this bit. In fact, it came to a stage when, as they say, for one day, I met a man humble, he was a handsome logimat because he although Hamdulillah, the masses, many of the masses of people never accepted this, but he was the one person standing up for the truth and refuting this falsehood. So the Jamaat could be one person.
And this is by the way, where we get the term a Hello, world Gemma. This is where we get the term, a little sun that will Gemma which means the people of the Sun and the Jamaat, which is by implication, the saved group, those people who are trying to follow the way of the Prophet sallallahu, Alayhi, wasallam and his companions, however, of course, today, the term Allah and Sunnah covers a wide variety of groups, within which also there are people who are not upon what the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and his companions are upon.
And thus some scholars, some scholars, they they believe that we need a new designation, it is no longer enough for us to call ourselves and also in the world Gemma because which group and which sect from Allah azza wa jal do you belong to? Are you ashari? Are you Sufi? Are you this one? Are you met already? Are you? You know, they want to know which suit which group and which way of thinking and which path Are you following within animals in the world Gemma, so therefore, some scholars thought we need a different designation, they said, this is why some of them chose the word selfie. Selfie means the people who follow the self, like humbly, is someone who follows me a bit
humble, and hanafy is someone who follows Abu hanifa. So selfie is supposed to be someone who follows the self. This is the first three generations of the Muslims as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, in a hadith the meaning of which is the best of the generations is my generation.
The best of the generations is my generation than the one that follows them and the one that follows them. So the first three generations of Islam and this is a Lahore alum, meaning the first 300 years a generation is 100 years. So the first three generations of those people who appeared in the first three generations of Islam, they were the best. And the best of them were of course, those who are with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, the Sahaba
However, what is not important brothers and sisters in truth is the name whether we call ourselves a Helen Sunnah, or well Nicola whether we call ourselves selfie, and some people may not agree to call yourself selfie. They may think and may believe
That this is not necessary. And this is a further division and a further complication. This is a matter of difference of opinion. And we don't need to be.
We don't need to be overbearing on one another, whether we call ourselves this or not, it's not important. What is important, however, truly important is our behavior is our belief is our way that is truly important. That is the truly important matter. The truly important matter is what we actually follow. Because my brothers and sisters, I have seen many people,
many people, and groups and organizations
who call themselves selfie. And they use this term selfie. And they, every time they have the chance, they say selfie, selfie, selfie, selfie selfie. And in fact, what you find in front in some of these people, some of them is that, in fact, they themselves have made themselves into a separate sect, they have made themselves into a separate group. They love the people who are with them. And they do not love the people who are not with them. Even though those other people actually follow the same aqidah they follow the same way, they turn to the same scholars, but because they have a disagreement over this thing or that thing, or there is some issue which they do not agree about,
which is an issue of difference of opinion amongst the orlimar. But they make Willa and Barra on this, they make their allegiance on this and that. And this, of course, is the greatest and the beginning of the form of every deviation. In fact, this is how we become deviated. We become deviated when we select some opinions, or a particular scholar. And we insist that everybody must follow that set of opinions, and that set that scholar in exclusion to another. And this is not the way of the companions, this is not the way of the best of all generations.
So what is very important, my brothers and sisters in these days, is to understand as much as we can,
that we need to return to the way of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and his companions.
And that's what I want to talk about this way, the way of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and the way of his companions. And I want to talk about first of all, why? Why is there way, the best way surely these days, as the brother mentioned, with all our technology, and our universities, and our internet, and our emails, and all our different means of communication.
We are more advanced, and we have access to more information. And you may imagine and may think that we have become more sophisticated, and more advanced. In fact, there is a group of people who had this thinking in the past.
They used to say that the way of the setup is wiser,
though sorry, the way of the setup is safer, but the way of the Hanif is wiser, meaning what they said, is the way of the old people, you know, meaning the way of the companions. This is safe. You know, if you stick to the way you say what they said you do what they did, you're safe. But actually, they were very simple people. They didn't have a deep sophisticated understanding of things. So the Dean was simple, the understanding was simple. But our understanding as they claimed, is wise. Because now we have access to philosophy and we have access to so many different ways of thinking about things. And we are very sophisticated. So they claim that our way is the wise way
actually know the way of the seller is the safe way and the wise way. And the reason for that is Allah subhanaw taala has given us all that we need in the revelation to know how to worship Him. Essentially, what Allah subhanaw taala revealed in the Quran and the Sunnah is how we need to know how to worship Allah. How is it possible that Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the Messenger of Allah, who spent 23 years conveying the message of Islam and teaching the message of Islam failed to convey the message of Islam in some of its most important points, for example, concerning the names and the attributes of Allah subhanho wa Taala, which these have claim that they are able to
towey and to make interpretation of and that they, as they claim, have a better understanding than the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam and his companions, this, in fact is their claim.
You seek refuge with Allah from that.
Law rather there are two things
from logic and from Revelation, both the alcohol and the knuckle that means the alcohol is our intelligence. And the knuckle means that the text, the text, meaning the Quran, the Book of Allah and the Sunnah, or the Hadees, the authentic aleafia of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Both of them confirm this fact. Both of them can confirm this fact.
Because Allah subhanaw taala revealed Islam to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,
and who were the people who sat in front of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
Who are the people who sat in front of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, who are the ones who witnessed not only the revelation, and the By the way, when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to receive revelation, it had a physical appearance, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to sweat if one time he was sitting on a camel, and the camel sagged from the weight of the revelation. Once he was leaning on one of his companions, and the revelation came to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and this companion couldn't take it due to the weight and the pressure of the revelation coming on the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam these people experienced that
these are the people to whom jabril came to teach them their religion, the angel Gabriel came to sat among them, sit amongst them, and teach them their Deen. These are the companions.
These are the people who knew the circumstance of the revelation, which Ayah was revealed, in which circumstance, they are the ones who saw the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam pray, they saw him with their eyes, they saw the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam fast and make Hajj
and so on and so forth. So they live with Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
They were his companions. They were eyewitnesses to the events, they would sit and learn directly from Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam, about the deen. So who could know better about Islam than his companions? It is absolutely logical that the people who would know best about this religion are the people who studied from the messenger to whom this religion was revealed.
This is from UCLA. This is from logic. Actually, this is also the main reason why when I first became Muslim, I could never become Shia. I could never have become a Shia, because when I first became Muslim,
in fact, at the time, the Iranian Revolution was very strong. And outside the mosque where I now work, which is the main mosque in London, the Regent's Park, Mosque, the central mosque. Every week, you had used to have the Shia handing out a newspaper of Iran, it was called and we used to read it avidly. And we used to follow this slogan, no east, no West, Islam is the best and all that type of stuff. Okay. And you know, Khomeini, for many people was a big hero, because it seemed as if he had shown to the world that once again, we could implement Islam and have an Islamic state as we thought. But so I began to study Shiism and what it was teaching and what it was saying. And the big
conflict I came was the attitude of the Shia towards the Sahaba. Now, many of you may know and some of you may not that the sheer First of all, they are a very small minority amongst the Muslims. There are only 15% 85% of Muslims are Sudanese will hamdulillah the Shia only constitute about 15% so they are a small minority. However, their claim is amongst the many things that they say is that the majority of the companions of the Prophet apostatize from Islam, after the death of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam puts particularly the three top hoods who they call out the villa, the three top hoods, Abubakar Omar and off man. They call them the three top hoods which means
Target means a false god.
Something that anything is worshipped but besides Allah is a false god. Or and it could mean an unjust ruler who rules according to other than the guidance of Islam. He is a target.
So they call them the three the hoods, because they claim that our backer and Omar and Isley May Allah subhanaw taala be pleased with them, you served and deprived alley of the rightful inheritance of being the successor of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
And of course, most of the companions agreed with that. So they also claim that most of the companions, apostasy from Islam, but I thought, This is incredible, how is it that Allah chose to be the companions of the messenger, a group of people who after his death, apostatized, from his religion, and these are the people who spend all of their life with Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam These are the people who are ready to give an and often did give their lives in the service of Islam, to protect the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam and to protect the religion that the Prophet reached, how they sacrifice their money, and their time, and everything for the cause of
Allah and his religion. Yet, when the messenger dies, they oppose the size, it doesn't make any sense. It's illogical, it seems to be totally a totally irrational proposition.
Rather, we believe that the companions are the best of all the human beings after the prophets
and the best of the human beings after the prophets is Abu Bakar.
And the best after him is Omar,
and the best after him, although there's some disagreement, is it Ali or of men? Or are they the same, but it will seem that the strongest evidence shows us that it is of man, even a fan and then it, these are the best. And then after that, we don't we don't make a disagree, we don't make a distinction
amongst the companions, but generally also the companions themselves, are the best of the human beings after the messengers, this is the status of the Sahaba with us, not only in their piety and their closeness to Allah subhanaw taala. But of course, in their understanding and their way that they followed an Allah subhanaw taala he talks about this way in the Quran, Allah subhanho wa Taala talks about this way in the Quran. So in the Quran, in fact, we find that Allah Himself is making the Serbian of the macmini in the path of the believers, a way that we must follow. So in one ayah, Allah subhanaw taala, he mentions, the English meaning of which is whoever contends with the
messenger, after the truth has been made plain to him,
and chooses a path other than the path of the believers, then Allah will leave him in the past that in the path that he has chosen and land him in hell was an evil refuge. Now Allah could have left it at saying whoever contends with the messenger
they will go to hell. But Allah subhanaw taala did not only mention that whoever contends with the messenger, Allah subhanho wa Taala also mentioned and chooses a way other than the way of the believers.
So there are two things that Allah subhanaw taala is mentioning to us here that constitute guidance from God.
One is the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, which is the clear and absolute and unequivocal guidance that is infallible. But Allah is also leading us to look at the way of the believers and this way in general is also guidance.
This is where we get the concept of edgy man. This is where we get the concept of consensus from in Islam.
We find that there are three forms of guidance in Islam the Quran, and the Sunnah and agema edgemarc Kumar means the consensus of this oma if the nation of the Muslims all together all of us without any disagreement agree upon something
Then that is considered to be guidance from Allah that is considered to be the same as what Allah subhanaw taala is pleased with and what Allah subhanaw taala agrees with. Now,
some scholars, for example, Ahmed a bit humble, he says a Juma is only for the companions. consensus is only for the companions. Now, he has some reasons for that, one of them being that he doesn't believe that it's possible to establish HMR after the time of the Sahaba. It's not possible, because the scholars are spread out over so many places, it's difficult or if maybe impossible, to establish consensus. So he limits consensus, to the Sahaba.
So their collective opinion about something if we can establish that all of the companions have a consensus about something, then without any doubts.
This is from the religion of Islam, it is impossible that all of the companions together, could have agreed about something that was misguidance. And this is what the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told us, my alma will never agree upon misguidance, we will never agree upon something, and especially the Sahaba would never agree upon something that was misguidance. And in fact, there was agema amongst the companions, that aboubaker was the best amongst them. And that's all was the next best amongst them. And that then they used to have some disagreements about of men or Isley.
However, there is consensus amongst them that Abu Bakr Siddiq was the best amongst the companions, and Omar Ibn Al Fatah was the best after that. So Allah subhanaw taala is telling us that whoever not only whoever contends with the messenger, but whoever takes a path and follows away other than the Sabine of the woman in the way of the believers, that Allah He will leave them in that path. They chose it, Allah will leave them in it and what is going to happen to them, their ultimate destination is going to be hellfire.
And this you can see, this ayah is explained by the Hadith of the 73 sects. The Jews and Christians divided into 72 sects and my omo will divide into 73 sects, all of them in the Hellfire except one. This one is the one who follow the companion. So we see how this hadith explains this iron. So the Seville of the moment in the way of the believers is the way of the companions. And that is the way of guidance.
And it is essential, therefore, that every Muslim, and every true Muslim must not only attribute to themselves, the path of the companions, and the understanding of the companions, but it's not just attributing it, it's practically being true to it, and being honest towards it.
So this is the Seville of the moment and this is the way of the believers and these believers are being referred to here, the Sahaba
there is another very beautiful Hadith where the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was giving a farewell sermon.
He was giving a farewell sermon. And one of the way he was sorry, excuse me, he wasn't giving a farewell sermon, he was just giving, he was giving a sermon. But one of the companions stood up, he said, O Messenger of Allah, it seems as if this is a farewell sermon. So advise us.
So actually, this this sermon, started to make the the Sahaba cry, you know, their hearts were so moved. And they started to cry when they heard this sermon of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So they said, O Messenger of Allah advise us, that's what he said.
So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam brothers and sisters gave some very precious words of advice. Some very precious words of advice.
I advise you to have Taqwa of Allah.
I advise you to feel Allah
and hear and obey your Amir. Even if he is an Abyssinian slave.
After me, you will see great flf great, differing
so cling to my Sunnah
Some of the whole tougher on Russia than the rightly guided successes and bite it with your teeth, and be aware of the bizarre beware of the newly invented matters in the religion. Because every newly invented matter in the religion is misguidance. And every misguidance is going astray, and every going astray is in the fire. This brothers and sisters May Allah Subhana Allah have mercy upon you is a very, very important heading for our times today. It is an important idea for all times, but especially in our time, when there is so much different. There is so much different.
Great, fdlr, great differing.
And people often come and they often ask almost in despair, what shall I do? It is so difficult there is so much different. There are so many different opinions, and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
He really gave us the answer to this.
And he told us to clean. First of all, he told us to of course, have Taqwa of Allah. What his brothers and sisters taqwa
what is taqwa?
Some people translate taqwa as the fear of Allah.
They say it is the fear of God.
the concept of taqwa
is much more than just fear of God.
The concept of taqwa my brothers and sisters, really could be better translated as God consciousness, being conscious of Allah. However,
let us give a even more detailed definition of taco. Taco means to obey Allah.
To obey Allah or let's say, taqwa means to leave disobedience to Allah,
with the fear of being afraid of Allah and being afraid of his punishment, with a light from Allah, okay? So it means taqwa means to leave disobedience to Allah, with a light from Allah fearing Allah's punishment, and it also means to obey Allah.
With a light from Allah hoping for Allen's reward.
Okay, so this is what taqwa means that a person leaves, the Haram things, the forbidden things. And the light from Allah is of course according to Alice guidance that the light from Allah is the guidance through which and by which we know what is halal and haram. In other words, the Quran and the Sunnah and the understanding of the companions.
And of course, the person leaves the sins because we are afraid of God's punishment in this life and the next because sin has evil consequences. It has an evil consequences in this life, and it has an evil consequence in the life to come. And taqwa also means to obey Allah, to do acts that are pleasing to Allah, to do the things that Allah loves. And we do that with a light from Allah, and we hope for Allah's reward. That is what motivates us to obey God because we are hopeful for the reward of Allah subhanaw taala. So this is taqwa. And one companion Abu huraira. Was it Omar? I don't remember he. He described taqwa.
Use asked what is taqwa? And he said, Have you ever walked along a path that is covered with thorns? And so the person said, Yes. He said, How did you walk along that path? We said very carefully.
He said, this is taco.
This is taco. So the person who has taqwa goes through life, avoiding the things that are going to snag him and tear his clothes and so on and so forth. In other words, the haraam things, mindful and careful not to do the things that are displeasing to Allah. This is taqwa. So this is what the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is, first of all, advising us with to have Taqwa.
Fear Allah be mindful of Allah, avoid the Haram things.
And then he's telling us to obey amid the when there is someone in charge of us but specifically
ameerul momineen but in fact anyone who is in charge of us who has been appointed to be in charge of us, we should hear and obey. Even if that Amir is an Abyssinian slave,
now to the Arabs at the time, the Abyssinian slave was the lowest level in society.
He was the lowest level in society.
But the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is telling us the importance of obedience to the man, even if that person is not from our class or from our
And of course, an Abyssinian slave is not Arab.
This is not a it's not a thing based on race, Islam. We don't listen to someone because he's an Arab, and we don't listen to him if he's not Arab. No, we don't obey our image just because of this and that no, we should obey the image. Of course, we all know that obedience to that image is only in obedience to Allah. If your Amir ever orders you to disobey God, or to do something that is against what God wants, you should not obey that. Obedience is never to a creative being in disobedience to Allah.
So here and obey the Emir, even if he's an Abyssinian slave, and then the Prophet tells us after me, you're going to see great difference, you are going to see great difference.
You know, that's the that's almost natural.
And I'm sure that many of us must think sometimes how beautiful it must have been, in the time when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was alive. When people had disagreements, when there was any problems. They used to say, let's go and ask the messenger about this. I'm gonna go and ask the messenger salallahu alayhi wasallam about this, this is what they used to do.
And of course, the messenger himself some Allahu alayhi wa sallam, he is not with us anymore. Of course, the color and his and the Sunnah is and that's why the Prophet sallallahu IE you are sending them said, clinging to my Sunnah, clinging to my way
and the sadhana here by the way brothers and sisters does not mean some people have a wrong understanding of Sunnah.
They think some means non obligatory acts.
And this is a big confusion that has arisen due to some things becoming mixed up and confused.
So some people, some scholars, they refer to and still refer to the non obligatory acts in the religion
as Sunnah. So, for example, the the for Raka before the or the foraker after the whole of the to Raka that we pray after Isha of after Madrid, or for example, fasting the the Mondays and Thursdays. These are known as Sunnah. They're not an obligation. They're not something we have to do, there is no sin in in not doing those. They're not obliged upon us. They're voluntary, and so these have become known as Sunnah. However, this is not the meaning of Sunnah here, and no was that the meaning of the understanding of the meaning of Sunnah in the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. By the way, this is why some people imagine the beard
is sooner they say, well, the bead is only Sunnah because they think that it's something the Prophet did. Therefore, it's not obligatory, I can do it if I want. I can do it if I don't want and this is because they confused about what the word Sunnah means.
In fact, the Sunnah encompasses the whole of Islam.
The whole of Islam is the Sunnah, in fact, it is not an exaggeration what the great Eman Baba hardy said in his book shadow Sunnah, the explanation of the Sunnah, he said Islam is the Sunnah and the Sunnah is Islam. Islam is the sunlight and the sunlight is Islam. And this is no exaggeration.
In fact, if you think about it, how do we know how to pray? How do we know the details of the prayer? What are the times of the prayer? What do we recite in our prayer? When do we recite out loud? What is our Raka? How many Raka in each prayer? Do we know this from the Quran? No, we only know this from the Sunnah.
But does anyone deny and would anyone claim that it's not obligatory that we can pray
voran asuran Maghrib and Isha anyway we like, Can we pray? 100 Raka for the fun, can we? Because
the 4k is only so No,
no, no one says that well not yet.
And probably is someone who says that there probably will be someone one day you said something like that, but hamdulillah most people recognize that this is not the case. So we realized that the Sunnah, contains things that are obligatory, some that are voluntary, and some things the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam did, it's not either obligatory or recommended, or, you know, the prophet drank water. Is it Sunnah, therefore to drink water and an act of religious worship? No, that's just something the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam did, according to his time, and according to the circumstance, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam rode a camel, does it mean
it's super fast to ride a camel? No, that's just a product of the circumstance, and the time in which the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam lived. But there are other things that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam did, that he was ordered to do by Allah, and that he ordered us to do it. And whatever the Prophet ordered us, we must do it. And whatever the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam ordered us to leave, we must leave it. And this is what Allah Himself said in the Quran, the meaning of which is whatever the Prophet gives you take it, whenever the Prophet orders you to leave, leave it. That's why Abdullah Abbess when he was approached by a woman who said to him, I
heard that you have prohibited the plucking of the eyebrows, and that you curse the women who do that.
I have read the Quran from cover to cover, and I didn't find this.
Abdullayev in the best said, Go and read it again.
Go and read it again. So she came back. And she said, I read it again. And I still didn't find that verse.
I didn't find anything talking about plugging the eyebrows. He said, didn't you come across the verse that said, whatever the Prophet orders, you will take it and whatever the Prophet orders you to leave, leave it she said, Yes, I came across that and he said, Well, Allah He I heard the prophets Allah Allahu Allah, he was telling say, that any woman who plucks her eyebrows, she is cursed,
that Allah cursed the woman who plucks her eyebrows.
So therefore, whatever the Prophet has told us is the same. If the Prophet has ordered it, it's the same as Allah audited because Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam did not speak from his own desires. When he ordered us something from the religion, it's because it was revealed to him. By Allah, the Angel gibreel go down the Quran, and the angel Gabriel gibreel bowed down the Sunnah the angel Gabriel brought down the Quran and the angel Gabriel go down the sooner it is jabril who taught the Prophet how to pray? It is jabril who taught the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam how to make woodlore so we should cling to the sun. And that sun law by the way, my brothers and sisters
includes beliefs. In fact, the most first and important part of the Sunnah is what we believe concerning Allah and His angels, and his messengers and his books, and what is going to take place after death and the Divine Decree, the good of it, and the bad of it. This is the most important part of the Sunnah. Because Indeed, this is the the image on which Islam has come to teach the people the correct belief.
So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, clean to my son, no, but he didn't leave it there. He didn't leave it. And it is true there is an aeration, where the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam mentions that whoever clings to the book of Allah and my son note will not go astray. Yes, but part of the Sunnah of the prophet is also to follow the Sunnah of the hula Rashidi, one of the things the Prophet had ordered us with is to follow the way of the rightly guided successes. And first and foremost, these rightly guided successes are
Abu Bakar Othman, Abu Bakr, Omar of man and alley, they are the whole of Russia, but all of the companions are also part of the rightly guided successes. So we have been ordered by the prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam in these times of confusion in these times of terror
To go back clean to the sun, the way of the messenger and the understanding
of Abu Bakr and Omar of man and Ali and those great companions who learned from the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So this is part of our Deen and this is part of our aqidah this is part of our way that we have been given by Allah subhanaw taala.
And so, let us look to the beautiful saying
of Imam Malik
was it Imam Shafi?
Someone will remind me Nothing will reform or rectify
the end of this ummah
except that which rectified its beginning? In other words, what is he saying, nothing is going to make this these Muslims, this nation, nothing is going to make us straight, nothing is going to make us successful, nothing is going to make us succeed, except that which made the beginning of this ummah successful.
So what is going to make us on the right way? Is what made them on the right way? What is going to make us successful is what made them successful?
And what was it that made them successful brothers and sisters in Israel? This is a very important question.
What is it that made the companions so successful?
What was it about them, that Allah subhanho wa Taala established this beautiful religion of Islam, through them.
That Islam spread in 80 years, in 80 years, it's considered non Muslim historians have remarked that it is one of the most amazing events in the history of humanity,
that Islam spread from almost one end of the known world to the other in 80 years. And the people who carried that were the companions of the messenger, and those who followed them, and those who followed them, but mostly the Sahaba.
And if we were to witness their battles, and we were to examine the battles that they took place that took place between them,
and the people who are resisting
the justice, and the truth that they were bringing to humanity.
And they were resisting it out of their hatred and their envy and their greed, and they're
being dictators over the people and ordering people to worship them, instead of to worship God. So as the companion said, We have come to take the people away from the worship of men, to the worship of God, we have come to take them away from the injustice of man made religions, to the justice of Islam, from the narrowness of this life, to the vast expanse of this life and the next.
So this was their message, and what allowed them brothers and sisters to spread this message with such effectiveness, that when they met their enemy, I would like anybody, any person, I challenge any person to bring me one battle, in which the companions outnumber the enemies.
Bring me one battle, were the companions of the Prophet, what what they actually outnumber their enemies. But if you actually look, you will find that the balance was normally the companions were outnumbered, three to one, five, to 110, to one, even in some instances, 100 to one, for every Muslim and for every companion, often, there were hundreds
of the enemy against them.
How were they able to be successful against such incredible odds?
The reason is my brothers and sisters is they because they understood something very important.
They understood something very important. They knew that the victory was from Allah. And the success was from Allah.
And they clung to the Sunnah and the way of the messenger, and they were far away from sins. And they knew that this was the cause of their success, being close to God, obeying God, filling their lives with obedience to God. There are people
who prayed in the lights. And in the day they give charity.
One of the group of these companions
who died in fact, they were killed within the life of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam then they were known as the Corrado reciters. They used to recite Quran all night long, they would not only recite Quran, they would sit and learn and discuss and memorize the toughs and discuss the explanation. So all night they would be learning Quran Subhana Allah, and in the day, they would go out and work so that they could give money to the poor people who are staying next to the mosque, the the people of the bench, this horrible sofa, they used to work so in the day they would work to feed these people. And in the night they would spend the whole night studying.
And a whole group of 80 or 90 of them were killed, as we know by the idol worshippers, the Prophet salallahu alaihe salam was very, very upset by that.
But this shows this is the mentality amongst them. This was their behavior. This was their attitude. And amazing event happened in the time of Omar. And this is really to show you brothers and sisters, the understanding of the companions and let's compare it this best of generations to whom Allah gave so much success
and to whom Allah promised them paradise
And we haven't been guaranteed guaranteed that they have we have not they have been guaranteed.
Look at this amazing incident.
One day, Omar bin Al Khattab who was the second as you know, the second caniff, or the ruler over the Muslims received a request from one of his generals for
a for something I think it was 40,000 troops he wanted 40,000 troops now this general was in Persia, besieging a certain city.
And they had been besieging the city for a long, long time, and they would not have any success in conquering it.
So they sent a request to Omar for an additional 40,000 troops.
Omar sent them to men.
He sent them to two men,
these two men were scholars.
And he said to these two scholars look amongst the army of this general and see
which sin have they started to practice? Or which Sunnah of the Prophet have they abandoned?
Which sin have they started to practice? Or which Sunnah of the Prophet have they abandoned, so they went amongst this army, and they spent some time and they realized after investigation, that the people had abandoned the use of the miswak they have had abandoned the use of the miswak, which the Prophet told them to you know, to clean our mouth with the miswak because it is pleasing to your Lord, it's easy thing to do. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told us if it wasn't going to be something hard on the Ummah, I would have made it an obligation. So it is a very strong Sunnah. A very strong recommended act, although it's not obligatory, it's highly recommended that we
should use the miswak whether it means to brush the teeth, or use the actual miswak, it doesn't matter. Anyway, brushing the teeth is what is required here, whether you use the actual tooth stick, then that's not necessary. So they had abandoned the use of the miswak. So these scholars ordered this army to re establish the son of the Prophet which they had abandoned. The next morning,
they woke up and they found the battlements of the city were deserted. They were deserted.
And so they won't they liberated the city.
And at some time later, they caught up with some of the people who had been guarding defending. So they asked why you've been defending the city for such a long time. Why did you get give up? They said, We looked over from the battlements and we saw the Muslim sharpening their teeth, and we thought we thought they were gonna eat us. So we were so terrified. We ran. It's a bit like, you know, like some of the propaganda we hear against Muslims these days. Okay, some terrifying things or whatever. Okay, but this is what they imagine. But really, the point of the story is Look how about
In just one second.
So what do you think my brothers and sisters, if you look at the Muslims today,
what do you think if you look at the Muslims today,
forget about abandoning a sooner
you find wherever you go in the Muslim lands,
you find shirk, you find people going to the graves of the pious people and calling upon them and seeking their intercession with Allah.
You find magic, you find astrology. I remember when I went to Pakistan, you know, we complain in England, about there being a pub. You know, it's a pub. You have pubs here. I just wanted to check. You know, you might call it something else in Australia, okay. We complain in England, about there being a pub on every street corner. But as I'm always telling the brothers and sisters, you know, in Pakistan, when I went there, and maybe it's changed, they had something worse, worse. You know what they have? on every single Street, you will see a sign with a palm with the lines on it.
Okay, that is an invitation for people to come and have their fortunes told.
Now you tell me what is worse drinking alcohol, or palmistry and fortunetelling.
Just out of curiosity, who actually thinks that drinking alcohol is worse than having your palm read?
Who thinks it's worse?
hamdulillah Abu Hamza teaches you will Alhamdulillah will lie This is shook and cover. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told us whoever goes to a fortune teller who ever goes to a fortune teller. their prayers will not be accepted for 40 days. Even if you go out of curiosity, you pick up the star signs, brothers and sisters. Oh, what am I Pisces, Virgo, Libra Capricorn. You look at it out of curiosity. Maybe your prayers, Allah knows best might not be accepted for 40 days just out of being curious. Because that's fortune telling.
And the Prophet said, Whoever believes in it. This believes in what Allah revealed to Muhammad. So whoever believes in the fortune teller is actually disbelieved in Islam. Because the only one who knows the knowledge of the unseen is Allah. He is animal haber. He is the Knower of the unseen.
And then we Muslims wonder why we're in such a mess. This is the street corner of every Muslim and we wonder why that we wonder why the disbelievers are defeating us? Well, it's obvious why.
This is the reason why.
Let alone brothers and sisters to mention the sins amongst us the injustice, the in the turning the bad behavior, the lying, the cheating, the stealing. Look at iraq recently, you would imagine that when the Saddam Hussein was taken from power, then people would be so happy and they will be you know, but what do we find? What do we find riots, looting banditry, it's not safe to walk on the streets at night, if you want to go out after a certain time, you have to go in again. Why? Because there's robbers.
This is the Muslim lands. This is the type of stuff that is happening.
And we wonder why we're not getting victory. And this brothers also highlights the really false methodology of those people who imagine that they will get victory by blowing up buildings.
And by attacking the World Trade Center and blowing up trains and things like this, they imagine that this is the cause for getting victory. They imagine that this is the reason and we need to revive jihad or whatever they say. But it's such a false methodology. Because our victory of our enemies is not due to our weapons or our technology or our ability to fight them or not. No, this is not the understanding of the companions. When Omar was looking at the Muslims being defeated, what did he look at? He looked at the sins he looked at the sins have we abandoned the Sunnah and we find the Muslim nation permeated with sins and shirk and kufr and let alone just abandoning Asana, like
the army of Omar, let alone that and how do we ever think and imagine that we
We'll get victory, while the condition of the Muslim nation is one of such corruption and misguidance. And this also reminds us of the wisdom of those scholars who have been saying not because they're government scholars, not because they're afraid, because they know and they know the Sunnah and they know Islam.
Why they have been saying that the people need to be reformed, and the people need to be rectified. And we have to come back to the book of Allah. And we have to come back to the Sunnah of the messenger, we have to abandon the sins. This is the way in the understanding of the best of generations. You may say, Well for how long is it going to go on? Well, as long as it takes for us to rectify ourselves.
There was a group of young people who came to hassanal bursary hospital Nasri was one of the great tugain he was one of the great scholars who learned from the Sahaba from the companions. And in the time of hassanal, bursary, there was a man who was a general called hijab. hijab was a very brutal man. He used to kill the people take their properties, do all sorts of horrible things to them. So this group of young, enthusiastic men, they came to us in a bursary and they said,
We want to fight against hijack. He is a tyrant. He is an oppressor. We want to fight against him and remove him with our sorts. hustle bustle, he said, I don't agree with that.
I can imagine these people had all sorts of names for him, accused him of being a compromising scholar of the Calif or whatever, such and such.
And he gave the reason he said Listen, if this man is a punishment from Allah,
if this man is a punishment for from Allah for your sins, you can't remove Allah's punishment with your swords.
You can't remove Allah's punishment with your swords.
And if this man is a test, then no one is patient.
Because he understood
that our condition is due to our sins, the Sahaba they have victory over their enemies, because they were close to Allah subhanaw taala. They were clinging to the Sunnah of the messenger. So the lower eyelid he was suddenly they were far from the sins. But if you ask the people today, what is the soma? They don't know.
In fact, they think the beta is Sunnah. And the soma is beta. Yes. Believe me, this is the truth.
They think the sense of good deeds and the good deeds are sins.
This is how confused the people are these days, so many people.
This is our condition.
So we have to start with ourselves and rectifying ourselves. How long will that go on? Allah knows, there will be a time when we were realized.
But we have to return ourselves to the way of the messenger sal Allahu Allah ism and the understanding of those rightly guided people, those best of the generations, those people who knew Islam the best, and they were the companions of the Prophet, may Allah Subhana Allah be pleased with them, we need to return to the way in belief and action. Now some people, they go back to the way of the self and the companions with their belief, but not with the action. And some were the action, but not with their belief.
No, we have to combine the two brothers and sisters, we have to combine the belief and the action this is what we need
to have that good Akita and to also have the good manners and their good character and their fear of Allah subhanaw taala. Then brothers and sisters, we will once again see the rectification of this nation. Then once again, we will be the people to whom the world will look in admiration. And believe me, that's how it was when the companions some people imagined that Islam was spread by the sword. No. People were inviting the Muslims to come and liberate them from the oppression of the Romans and the Greeks. We have letters existing until today, whether they were Christians writing to Omar, and they were saying to him, please come and liberate our lands from the Byzantines because
Even though these people are our brothers in faith, they oppress us and they are tyrants over us. And we know that you are just and that you will treat us with justice. Isn't it funny brothers and sisters? You know what's funny, it's not funny as haha it's funny as in strange ajeeb
We are the ones now writing to the kuffaar and asking them to come and save us from the injustice of our Muslim Brothers over us.
That's how this is the how the roles are reversed. This is our pathetic and feeble condition.
So nothing is going to rectify us brothers and sisters, except that which rectified the beginning of this ummah That is why we need to cling to the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the son of the Holy Father ushered in and biting with our teeth. And then inshallah we will get the success that we so desperately desire and need Allahumma salli ala Muhammad?
Dear brothers and sisters in Islam.
Let's continue with some questions now.
Of course handler got a big pile of questions here.
So we'll see how many we can get through and we're going to try to concentrate on those questions that are most connected with the talk.
The first one I would like to cover is this Alhamdulillah very good question. It says with regards to following the Sunnah, should we follow a particular madhhab?
Or can we follow the scholars in general? What is the evidence regarding this matter? So the correct opinion is that we should follow the scholars in general,
there is no
proof or evidence to establish that it is an obligation to follow one of the four methods
it may be beneficial, it may be beneficial
to study one of the schools of thought
in order to learn a sulam feck. If you want to learn the principles by which you can derive rulings from the Quran and the Sunnah, most of the scholars recommend that you begin with one of the schools of thought
also, usually, in order to
know how to worship Allah subhanaw taala,
you will need to base your worship
on some teachings from the scholars.
Now, usually the vehicle for that is going to be one of the format hubs, or the traditions or the mud hub that your land for the land from which you come. So for example, often the people from Pakistan will be boots up with the Hanafi madhhab, or the same from Turkey, or from Saudi Arabia, the hanbali madhhab or from Malaysia, the chef iE madhhab. So this is hamdulillah actually quite useful. Because many times you will find that a situation will happen in your life. And you will wonder what is the Sunnah in this regard, and maybe you will not know. But you will know that, oh, my madhhab or what I was taught at home was to do this or to do that.
And this usually is based on one of the schools of foods. So this is not a problem. However, it is a problem. To say or to claim that we must stick to one method. And we will only follow one method. And we don't care if another scholar comes and he brings evidence that contradicts the opinion of my mother. I will still follow my mother. This is really a problem. So the thing that is a problem is not the following of the mother. But the thing that is the problem is the
fanatical blind adherence to a school of thought and a refusal to follow another scholar who brings evidence that is more convincing and more clear from the Quran and the Sunnah. However, if we go back to the time of the Sahaba we do not find that the companions used to insist
That you should follow my opinion and not another person's opinion. We do not find Abu Bakr saying follow my opinions and not the opinions of Omar, Abdullah bin or bass or Abu huraira.
And we don't find any of the companions ever expecting ordering or requiring that from their students. In fact, we don't find even the four mam's ever expecting or requiring or ordering any of their students to blindly follow them. In fact, all of them the Sahaba and the Imams of the MA vibe, they all told their students to follow the Quran and the Sunnah. And if they find an opinion, that is against the book of Allah and the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam they should leave their opinion and follow the scholar who brings the evidence from the Quran and the Sunnah. So, what is upon us is to get our knowledge from scholars and this is important, by the way,
unless you are capable of making this Jihad yourself if you know that the the Arabic language, the classical Arabic language, and you have memorized Quran, and you have memorized the Hadees, and you have studied a sulan. And you have reached a level of knowledge, where you yourself can go straight to the Quran, and the Hadith, and the understanding of the companions, and you can make your own opinion, then you must do that. You must, it is haram for you to be making tech lead, or to follow a scholar, if Allah gave you the knowledge, to understand yourself from the source texts, and you should do that. But actually, we should understand also, that the level of knowledge to do that is
very, very high. It is very high. I remember I recall, Ahmed had been humble. He was asked about somebody if he has remember memorized, and I don't remember the exact numbers I'm just giving you for an example. So he was asked someone who memorized 10,000 ahead he could he make fatwa? He said no. He said, Well, how about 50,000? He said no. He said, How about 100,000? He said no. How about 500,000? He said maybe? Well, if those are the numbers anyway, something like that meaning, the person must have acquired a very strong level of knowledge before this person can give fatwa. So therefore to give a fatwa, we have to rely on the people who are able and qualified in order to give
that fatwa actually one of the big disasters, one of the very big disasters that is falling upon the Ummah today is unqualified people talking about Allah and His Deen and giving fatwa about the situation of the Muslims, and they do not have the level of knowledge to do that. And this of course, is a disaster. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he spoke about this, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam spoke about this. He said that one of the signs of the day the last day is that the knowledge will be taken away from the people and the knowledge will not be taken away from their hearts. In other words, not the information. The Qur'an will still be there, the sunlight
will still be there, they will still know these things, but the knowledge will be taken away by the scholars be that Allah will take away the scholars, the scholars will go one by one by one until only the ignorant people remain. And then the people will go and ask them fatwa.
And they will give fatwa
and they will misguide themselves and they will misguide others. In fact, this is exactly unfortunately what we have exactly this is happening today. If we want to know who are the alumni today, actually a brother asked me, it's I it's very hard
to think who are the really big scholars that great scholars today to find them is very hard. There was a time Alhamdulillah when this ummah, there were so many scholars, I mean really scholars who could give fatwa. I remember once on a tape someone was translating to me that chef Nasir Dean Allen, Bernie was asked about who does he know who could get fucked up?
And he mentioned chef Abdulaziz embarrass
Chef buddy dinshaw Cindy,
he said maybe there are more, but these are the only ones that I know.
He said maybe there are more. And this is Chef Alan Benny mentioned to people. And we know chef. Alberni is dead
himolla we know that chef Abdul Aziz of ambassadors did Rahim Allah and Chef but they didn't show us in the is that, in fact, they all died very soon one after the other.
It is like and now today we find many people giving fatwa. And if I give a fatwa about your marriage, you see it's very strange. A person, some of these people, if you go to them, and you say, Oh, brother, you see I have this problem with my wife and this and that. And what he was saying, Listen, yeah, he, this is a very important matter to do with marriage and divorce. You know, I can't give you a fatwa about this. And you should ask a scholar, but the same person will stand there. But he will give fatwa on Philistine on Iraq, on Chechnya on on September 911. And this and that, and whatever Subhana Allah will give fatwa on something, actually, you tell me, what is going to have
more of an impact on the Muslims, whether you divorce your wife, or these these big things that concern the whole of the affairs of the Muslims, yet the man who will not talk about a man and his wife, but he will talk about these issues that concern the whole of the oma is very agile, very extraordinary.
So actually, this is one of our very big problems that we have today, we have very, very few scholars who have age, an age is very important. Age is very important.
Some of the scholars of the past, they didn't used to like to write a book, they would not like to write anything. And, you know, to distribute it and publish it until they were 40 years old, they didn't like to
because there is an immaturity
Of course, hum de la las panatela bless some people handler to get lots of knowledge before that age, but
the age is something important.
Because with age comes wisdom and understanding and if we look today, who are the scholars who have got this knowledge, this vast knowledge that we need to give these factors?
Then we find there very few. So this is the situation we find ourselves brothers and sisters.
So Alhamdulillah But back to the main issue, is that yes, if we want to learn about our Deen, there is no harm to go to any scholar,
any scholar and ask him? Should I do this? Should I do that? Now, there are some things that I could tell you Alhamdulillah if you want to ask me about some things, I can tell you not because I can make this jihad, I can't. But I know what the other might have said about this and this and this or such and such and this. So I could tell you some of those things.
And there are some other things I can't.
So it depends of course on the issue. So there is no harm to go to any scholar. And this is how it was in the time of the prophets on the law in the time of excuse me, the companions, the people will go to any companion companion or any scholar and they would not feel that if they if I went to Oman, I will only go to Oman. Or if I went to Ali I will only go to Ali or if I went to Abu hanifa I will only go to Abu hanifa No, they will take the knowledge from any scholar that they will find an Al Hamdulillah that is sufficient. And when the scholar he gives a fatwa it is incumbent upon you to act according to that fatwa, you're not allowed to go shopping for the best bargain fatwa. As you
find people that go footwear shopping, oh, I don't like the fact to have that scholar. So let me find a better factor that I like it more. I think you know, bargain, you know 20% of something, okay? No, you have to follow Unless, of course, some knowledge comes to you or some scholar comes to you and he shows that this fatwa had some mistake or was not based upon some strong evidence. And then if they explain that this is not the correct pathway, you must follow the truth. So the aim here, brothers and sisters, is to follow the truth, the truth being the Quran and the Sunnah. And so our objective is to try and follow whichever scholars brings us the evidence that is most strong and
most convincing, not the one that is the easiest. And this is something by the way, I've seen this, you know some, some people they say well, Abu hanifa said chef, he said Malik said
Hamble said, Okay, in this one, Abu hanifa has got the easiest opinion, we'll follow that. And this one chef has got the easiest opinion will follow whatever is easier, they follow it know
what you have to follow is the one that brings the most strong evidence as you understand it and this is what the objective is in sha Allah and this is would be sufficient for us to make activa to be following the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Okay, so that's the first question.
The question here
I would like to know why do modern Muslims prefer to belong to a particular sect? Then follow the Sunnah of Muhammad? sallallahu alayhi wasallam? And how can his teaching be restored? to its former glory?
This is a very interesting question.
And, and this question reminded me of something that I should clarify.
And the metaphor I should clarify is that the Hadees that talks about the 73 sects, all of them in the Hellfire except one.
The way that the scholars have explained this hadith is that these 72 sects that are in the Hellfire, they are not in the Hellfire forever
they are not in the Hellfire forever. In fact, they are still Muslims and they still belong to the of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So, we are talking the 73 groups and the 73 sects that are referred to in this Hadith, they are all Muslim. Therefore, groups like the Nation of Islam,
which is headed now by Louis Farrakhan or the qadiani is also known as the AMA these these are not inside Islam or the the, the Smiley's they are not inside Islam. They are sex they are, they are totally kuffaar they are not sex within Islam. The sex that we are talking about here are the different groups and sex within the fold of Islam, they have some deviation like the Hawaii bridge,
for example, or for example, like some of the modern sects and groups like the scholarship or they mean he talked about the modern sex today are the two blinkies the one is and the selfies he mentioned them as being the sex and he said the selfie is closer to the truth, but he still considered them to be and it is true, as I mentioned already, some people some people who call themselves selfie display the characteristics of sectarianism. Okay. So, this is what he mentioned for example, so these but they are all Muslim and they are all within the fold of Islam. It is due to that straying from the straight method of the companions that they have some sin and they have
something that is due to punishment from Allah subhanaw taala, but they are still inshallah Muslim and that Eman will take them out of the Hellfire eventually, or their good deeds may outweigh the evil of their belonging to that sect and so on and so forth. You understand that? Okay. hamdulillah Why do people like to belong to sex and groups? Actually, this is a very good question. This I think is to do with partly the psychology of human beings, human beings, unfortunate well, human beings like to belong to something
we like to belong.
This is the nature. So we belong to families, we belong to tribes, we belong to nations, cities, and also therefore groups and sex and we like to follow a chef, this is people are like that. They like to have a leader who they follow and who they love and so on and so forth. This is part of the nature of the human being our knifes inclines towards this,
okay? But of course, a true believer does not get into that knifes, a true believer is submitting to Allah subhanaw taala and the messenger, a true believer is not giving into what they find attractive and what they like or what they find convenience, no Rather, they will give in to what is pleasing to Allah and His messenger. But you know, people like they like to, you know, have a membership and belong to a group and then when you're in that group, you hang around with that group.
The most. And you like to think that the things that your group says and your group does is the best, and the best way of doing things, and then you begin to imagine, unfortunately, that you are better than others and you are superior to others. And then you begin to look down on others. And this is how it develops into sectarianism. And then you get to the stage when you're not interested anymore, in what Allah says. And the messenger says, it's all my chef says, my chef says, and a person says, but how about the Quran and the Sunnah? And how about what the scholars explained, and no, my share my group, my, his, my, and this is the very essence really, in fact, of his beer, the
essence of his beer, the essence of the dividing into sex is this is the blind following and the adherence to the opinion of this man or that man, and the refusal to look at the opinions or accept the opinions or the validity of the opinions of other people. Okay. That doesn't mean by the way, of course, that every opinion is valid, or every opinion should be considered. This is another extreme, by the way. So this is some of the reasons why people fall into these sects and groups, okay.
One of the first ways that we can revive this return to the Sunnah is by becoming familiar with the sun, by becoming familiar with the core and by becoming familiar with the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu, alayhi wasallam, by studying the Sahaba, and their lives, and their teachings, and so on, and so forth. When we study these things, and we become familiar with these things. Alhamdulillah, it becomes a lot easier to distinguish the truth from a falsehood.
The people who are basing what they are saying upon the evidence, and the understanding of the companions, and those who are just saying things according to their desires.
If you don't study that knowledge, and you don't access that knowledge, it will be much easier for you to be tricked and to be fooled by people. Because everyone by the way, brothers and sisters, everyone believe me even Khomeini quoted Buhari,
even Ayatollah Khomeini quoted sahale Buhari, I've read some of his I used to read some of his stuff. And he would say, remember how he said such and such and this and that, and I checked it, and it said he quoted the headings, exactly. Everyone Claims Court and and so on, believe me, everyone is going to say Quran and Sunnah.
But not everyone actually, in fact, is following the Quran and the Sunnah, according to the understanding of the companions, many people they will give it their own interpretation, they take an ayah. And they give it their own meaning.
They give it their own interpretation. And it would seem that yes, the IR means that if you read the ayah, just literally, yes, it may seem to mean that. But when you look and you know the Sunnah fully, and the opinion of the scholars, you will realize No, that is not the meaning of this ayah. So this is the importance of referring to the scholars and that body of knowledge and taking our knowledge from those sources, and also being familiar with them.
I don't think
I don't think we're going to be able to avoid some of these questions. There's so many of them. And of course, a lot of people are asking about jihad, about the some of the things that are going on and so on and so forth. What should we do about philistin? What should we do about Iraq?
So, this is a very big question. And of course, you know, some people may imagine that, from what I said, today, that
some people may even think that I'm saying that we shouldn't fight, and we shouldn't defend ourselves against the attacks of the kuffar against us. Absolutely not. I am not saying that for one minute. I am not saying that for one minute.
All Muslims have the right, absolutely, to defend themselves against the attack. Either personally, in the streets, in our homes, we have the right to defend ourselves and our families. We have the right to defend our countries and our lands and our property. And we have the right to defend ourselves against anybody who is trying to deprive of deprive us, deprive us of those things.
And if the kuffar the disbelievers invade our lands in order to seize our lands, we have every right to defend ourselves from that there is no doubt about that.
But of course, the details
Of how should we defend ourselves? How should the war before against those people who are attacking us, this is something that of course, needs some discussion and need some details of which I am not able to provide you the information.
I do not have that level of knowledge and understanding.
And, in fact, I will have to say that, no do I believe, for my brothers and sisters sitting here today in this room, it is irrelevant at all, to our current situation.
Unless you are thinking yourself, perhaps, of going over to some land that is under the attack of the disbelievers to defend it. Well, that's the situation and I won't be able to tell you what you should do and what you shouldn't do, and so on and so forth. It's not within my realms of capability. Yes, Muslims have not only the right but the obligation that is followed the line. And in fact, every single Muslim is sinful, is sinful. While any of the lands of the Muslims are occupied by the non Muslims, we are all sinful. Until that land has been liberated and been released from the occupation of the disbelievers. There is no doubt about that. This is what followed the
line means. It means that every single one of us men, women and child are obliged to defend our lands against the attack of our enemies, if they have invaded our lands, this is what it means for the line, we're all obliged. And if we don't all do it, we're sinful.
Of course, from what I understand, there are many ways to contribute to that. It does not necessarily have to be of your physical presence and fighting, for example, when we were in England, and the Jihad was taking place in Bosnia, some of the brothers Alhamdulillah, they went over there to fight. But actually, the message that came to us from Bosnia is we don't need people. We don't need people to come and fight. We've got enough fighters, what they needed was resources in order to be able to get the equipment to defend themselves from the slaughter that the Serbs and the Croatians were perpetuating against them. So, therefore, not every Jihad and not every situation
requires the presence the actual physical presence, but it requires aid and help of some variety, it could be money, it could be medicine, it could be do I it could be by talking, it could be by protesting, it could be by talking, it could be by using avenues that are available within the country that we live, in order to stop this thing happening all the Muslims, they have to utilize these different methods in order to defend our brothers and sisters from attack.
So, all of us have to contribute in some way. So this depends on the situation and it depends on the particular situation and the particular Jihad that is taking place. Okay. So there is no doubt therefore, that we can contribute with our money with our intellectual capabilities with talking with writing, with speeches with of course, as the brother or hamdulillah. The mmm today was making to our for our brothers and sisters in Chechnya, and Philistine and Iraq, and many other places. Kashmir, of course, many places where the Muslim lands are being occupied, and Muslims are being killed and being slaughtered. So whatever way we can help them, we must help them.
And this also makes us understand brothers and sisters, that it's not, you know, you can't think that you're being a good Muslim. And you're free from major sins, that you don't fall into Kate, you don't drink, you don't don't take river, you don't back bites, and you come to the mosque and you pray, and you fast, but you don't do anything to help your brothers and sisters and the lands that are being occupied. Now, this is a major sin.
Failing to fulfill something that is part of the line is a major and a very serious sin. So this is all the more imperative of the need for us to get involved. But I would like to mention something as well to my brothers and sisters, that hamdulillah that I have, I've never hidden this for lots of reasons. And I don't say this to show off because in fact, there is nothing for me to show off about. But Alhamdulillah Allah subhanaw taala allowed me in the first war in Afghanistan, when the Russians were
In Afghanistan, Hamdulillah, Allah subhanaw taala allowed me to go over to Afghanistan.
But I will tell you effect. When I went over there brothers and sisters, what happened was, I had such bad diarrhea. I was going to the loo five times a day.
Okay. And you know what the brothers, the brothers, they're over in Afghanistan, they said, Listen, you know, we don't want to be rude. But when people like you come over, we call you tourists.
And in fact, we have to spend a lot of effort looking after you. So Brother, you know, if you want to help us, go back to England, and give dour and cooler people to Islam. That's the best thing you can do to help the jihad. That's what they told me in Afghanistan. And when I went to Philistine and this was before I went to Afghanistan, when I went to Philistine, I went there with use of Islam and 12 other British Muslims. At the beginning of the Intifada, we went everywhere I went, and we had the pleasure. By the way, I had the pleasure to meet chef Hamad YesI. And I will tell you a story that was narrated that he narrated to us while we were there, he said that one day, a colonel from
the Jewish army came to see him and said to him, Do you know this hadith that talks about the day when the stone will call out and the tree will call out? Oh, Abdullah, there is a Jew behind me come and kill him. Do you believe this hadith? And chef Ahmed, he said, of course, I believe this Hadith of the Prophet sallallaahu. Awesome. And he said, Yes, I believe it as well.
I believe it as well. But you know, until that time, can we make some agreement between ourselves? I don't remember what he said in reply to that. I can't remember that bit. That's what I remember. The chef told us. So we went this made this visit to Philistine hamdallah is so many different places. And it would be, you know, a lot to talk about it. But again, what did the brothers say to me? They said Abdur Rahim, if you want to help our cause, in Philistine, they said go back to England and bring people to Islam. Because when they become Muslim, automatically, they will be supporting our course.
You see, these brothers really understood what is jihad. They knew that jihad, in fact, is to make the word of Allah, the highest. This is its purpose. This is his objective. And handler, these brothers had a global vision, they looked at the world in a very big picture. And they understood that it wasn't just a question only of fighting the enemy, and so on and so forth. The whole concept is something much, much bigger than that.
So anyway, this is the question. This is the way brothers that I have been told in Afghanistan and Philistine by people them the who told me themselves, the way that you can help us they said, is by giving down by calling people to Islam, and bringing them to Islam. So I pass on to you only their advice. We should help our Muslim brothers and we should help our Muslim sisters. I do not intend to come to comment on any details, or methods that people say, can we use this method? Can we use that method, except only to refer to what I know? The orlimar that I know about have said, including many years ago, Chef Abdulaziz bin Baz, many, many years ago, he made very clear statements about the
illegality in Islam, of attacking buses and airplanes, and targeting any type of target that is essentially a civilian target. And he made this statement many, many, many years ago. And this this position has been confirmed by many, many scholars in Islam. And this is what I believe to be the correct position, from my knowledge, which is supported by what Allah subhanaw taala said, and what the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam taught to his companions in the method that is the manner of the believer in the way that they fight in the path of Allah. We do not fight the way the kuffaar fight, we are not like them. If they rape our women, do we rape their women? If they kill my
children, do I kill their children? If as the Serbs, if you know what happened in Bosnia, the Serbs used to write four year old girls.
four year old Muslim girls they used to rape them, and then they would hang their bloody dresses after they slaughtered them on the trees so the Muslims could see it. Do we do that back to them?
Is that what Allah teaches us? No. No, because Islam does not teach us everything they do to us. We can do to them, because we have limits, because we're supposed to be better than the kuffar. We're supposed to.
To be better, we have a mobility. Our Deen teaches us a nobility, a sacred pneus something that because our fight is not for us, our fight is for Allah. Our fight is to make the word of Allah subhanho wa Taala, the highest. And part of that is our nobility.
And so we have many, many stories and incidents throughout the history of Islam in a beautiful way, and the great mentors of the Muslim fighters in the battlefield.
And they displayed great honor and dignity and the merciful way that they treated their captives. And this is why we refer to the conquest of Islam not as a conquest, but as a liberation, an opening. And that is why the people used to invite the Muslims to liberate them from the Romans and the Persians, because that's what it was exactly a liberation. And the Muslims treated them so much better than the kuffaar. So as for these things, brothers and sisters, then we will call it exactly what it is terrorism. We don't just say, talk about Muslims, we all know that the Americans are worse terrorist than what the Muslims could ever do. We know that and the Jews, they are worse
terrorists. But that doesn't mean that we want to imitate them. Do we imitate them? Are we better than them? We are more noble than them. You know, that doesn't mean that we don't fight we do fight when we fight in the way of Allah and we fight according to the rules that Allah subhanaw taala has prescribed for us. So this is what inshallah I hope is important to understand my brothers and sisters
after the Battle of 100
when Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam saw his uncle Hamza,
and he saw the way that the kuffaar had mutilated, had mutilated the body of his beloved uncle Hamza, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was very, very upset.
So what did he say? He said at that time, next time in our next encounter, we will mutilate that.
Did Allah subhanaw taala permit that?
Did Allah permit that? No, Allah Subhana Allah did not permit that. In fact, Allah subhanaw taala then ordered the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and ordered the Prophet and the Muslims to restrain from this barbaric act over the emotion at the time, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam felt this way about his uncle, but the emotion did not rule the Prophet sallallahu Sallam the revelation rule the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, this is what is important, okay is a question the sister is asking, I am a revert sister who wants to really practice the sooner but every time I try to practice something, my husband stops me. I am told that this is his rights.
Please, how can I become a true believing Muslim without practicing the sun?
And can I practice the Sunnah without interfering in my husband's rights? Well,
we will say this is that your husband has no right to order you to disobey Allah subhanaw taala.
So, if what your husband if what your husband is ordering you to abandon
asking you to stop is something that is
is something that is
extra, it is not from the farm, it is from the from the waffle, or from the extra deeds, then then he has the right and you should listen to him and you should obey Him and that even as we know, a woman should not fast the voluntary fast without first seeking permission from her husband.
However, if these things that he is ordering you to abandon is from the things that have been ordered.
Like the prayer the obligatory prayer or the fasting or the wearing of the hijab, or the niqab depending if you think the niqab is wajib, almost, there is a difference of opinion about this word, if you believe that it is an obligation, then you must follow what is an obligation. If you believe it is only recommended, then you should obey your husband in that regard. And so with all of the effects, so your husband has the right to ask you not to do something. It's not that I he has the rights, but you should obey Him in that matter. However, it is very sad to find that a husband would actually encourage
His wife not to be pious and not to be righteous and not to follow the Sunnah of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam and we asked the sister to be patient to make lots of drama in this respect, and to be kind to her husband and Sharla we hope that the situation will change.
What is the difference between horseshoe and taqwa? What is the difference between horseshoe and taco horseshoe means reverential or it is a condition that when you are standing in front of Allah subhanaw taala, that you are standing in front of him with all and with attentiveness. And this is what is called for sure a type of reverential or whereas taqwa is something much more general. It is something much more general that concerns obeying Allah subhanaw taala and leaving disobedience to Allah subhanho wa Taala.
Are there any books where that can teach us about the Sunnah or books about Sunnah also, is to believe good.
Okay, so hamdulillah there are many, one of the best books Alhamdulillah that I think I really recommend everybody in Sharla to read it. And to read it regularly concerning the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is really the Salim, which is a collection of Hades by Mmm, unknowing, this is a very excellent collection of books Alhamdulillah. And we recommend that you that you read that, and this is one book that you could read
as suitably. If we mean by this the Jamaat to bleep geo map,
then hamdulillah There is no doubt that this group has achieved a lot of benefit amongst the Muslims by way of making causing them through others permission to leave many sins,
and to establish the prayer and to do many good things. But this organization also has some things that we should be aware of. And one of those things is that many of them do not give knowledge. It's correct, do and correct importance. In fact, some of them are hostile to knowledge. This is a very dangerous method. Also, they sometimes view that the way to seek knowledge is by going with them. And they traveled to many, many different places in groups, which was fine if they were scholars. But actually, often these groups of people who traveled all over the world are not people who have very much knowledge. And sometimes they do not even speak the language or are able to communicate
with the people in the country they are visiting yet, whereas in their own country right next door to them, or maybe even their own neighbors, they are not practicing Islam.
So this is not the correct method to give down. If you have some knowledge that you can benefit the people with, then handler you could travel to give that knowledge. But if you are just an ordinary Muslim, and around you there are people who are not practicing Islam, then it is your duty to start with them and start with the people closest to you and your family and so on and so forth. And this is really the correct methodology Alhamdulillah to give down.
There's some questions here. How many sects are there today within the Muslims? I have no idea about the answer to that question.
Please tell me who are the halachot app?
And then tell me if the Christians of today are the Al Khattab?
Can a Muslim man marry a woman of Al Khattab?
Without her accepting Islam? When she dies? Does she get a Muslim burial? Okay, I think I can answer the last one. That if she is not a Muslim, she doesn't get a Muslim burial only a Muslim is buried as a Muslim.
And so to the first one, this is a very good question.
The people today can we call them Al Khattab? The people who call themselves Jews and Christians? Yes, if they call themselves Jews and Christians generally we refer to them as Al Khattab even if they have some deviations. In fact, if you study history carefully, you will find that most of the deviations and most of the things that are present among the Al Khattab today, were present amongst the Al Khattab in or before the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. If you study the history, you find that this is the case. Okay. So generally Yes, we refer to them as a Hulk attack. As for marrying a woman from Al Khattab, then even the Quran has a
addition to that, and the condition is that she should be chaste. And it is also clear that there must be something that defines them as annual keytab. There must be some core practice or some core belief that allows them to be within the framework of mouth. What if they are atheist? And they don't believe in Allah at all?
Can we still call them advocate at that individual? Obviously not. So the scholars discussed about this, and what is the minimum requirements and so on and so forth. So amongst them is that they should at least believe in the accurate of the afterlife, and they should believe in Allah, and that, you know, the books and the messengers, and generally Christians, that's what they believe they believe in God, although they make sure of course, and they believe in the messengers and the books and the Day of Judgment. So these things is something that is shared by the people of the book with the Jews, the Christians, and the Muslims, of course, but the Jews and Christians have Miss
misguidance in regard to that. So Allahu Allah, yes, generally,
we call them Why does she I hate Abu Bakar. As they claim, they say Abu Bakar took away the the leadership of the Muslims from la ventana. They claim that Ali had the right to be the leader of the Muslims, and that alley, was was deprived of his rights. And then Abu Bakar and Omar and off man, they usurped the right of alley to be the philosopher and they impose that upon themselves. And as they claim, they claim that they knew meaning Abu Bakr and Omar on off man knew that they weren't supposed to be the halifa that Allah was. So as they claim that they're doing this was unjust and out of oppression. And we seek refuge with Allah from such a false accusation against the companions
of the Prophet.
Okay, isn't it bizarre to call ourselves other names than a Muslim? eg Sunni, Muslim, Hanafi, Salat Salafi Maliki etc. Okay.
So good question. Then as far as I know,
it is not a bit.
One of the reasons it is accepted that the use of the term Hello son that well Gemma is permissible to use. And this was used by the early generations of the Muslims to distinguish themselves from the Shia. This is one of the terms that was used to distinguish the people who follow the Sunnah, and the way of the Sahaba from those from the Shia.
As for the other terms, Hanafi Maliki Shafi, this is an attribution to a school of thought. And it is not a problem to say that I am following the thinking of this scholar or that scholar, as long as of course, this is free of his via his via means that partisanship, that you are partisan for your school of thought or partisan for your group. Now, this is the issue, of course, that I was criticizing.
Okay, this is the issue that I was criticizing about some people who call themselves Salafi, they use this term selfie. But actually what they do is they are partisan, they have a group, a limited group of scholars, who they follow and who they adhere to.
And if you don't follow these scholars, and follow the opinion of these scholars, then they will accuse you of not being a selfie, and they will accuse you of being some other thing. Maybe they will call you hawara or they will call you something like this. And in fact, many of the issues which these groups of people discuss about and argue about, they are matters of flf there is genuine difference of opinion amongst good scholars, not deviated scholars, good scholars about these issues. Yet they have chosen and focused on one issue and made that that criterion, and these few groups of scholars, they've made that the their criteria. And this, of course, is a type of
sectarianism. This is a type of sectarianism. Anyway, there are some brothers and sisters who know what I'm talking about. And they know this disease that started actually, unfortunately, in Saudi Arabia, and then in Kuwait, and it spread throughout the whole of the world. Until people who have got no business with it, made it the most important thing of their life, to talk about some of these issues, which is not of a concern to Muslims living in the West. And it became a whole issue about which some people love each other and hate each other. And because you're not from my group, and you don't follow my opinion, and such and such, I have emnity and hatred towards you, and so on and so
forth. And this is a very, very simple
Add state of affairs, this is a very sad state of affairs. So all of these terms by the way can be used in a bad way. Now this is even something happened with names that Allah approved of in the Quran. For example, the term unsolved and muhajirs rune, or terms that Allah approved of in the Quran, and they are the Maha Joon, you know, the people who emigrated from Mecca to Medina, and the unsought with the helpers that Sahaba from Medina. And so these are people and groups of people that were praised in the Quran, and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam praise them. But, but there was one time when one of the muhajir rune had done something like a practical joke to one of the
unsolved and the unsolved, did not take it very well. And then everything became very heated and emotional. And these groups were ready to fight each other. So the one from unsolved was saying, Yeah, and sorrow and sorrow come to me. And the Mahajan was saying, oh, Maha Judo and Mahajan, come to me, and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam came out of his house. He said, What is this call of janelia? What is this call of jalur and they were calling with names that Allah approved have in the Quran. And so Mahajan, but they were using it in a form of his beer in a form of partisanship.
And that is the tested in Islam.
That is the tested in Islam. So this is a very important issue to understand brothers and sisters a very, very important issue to understand. I hope we clarified it or some bit of it, inshallah.
Okay, brothers and sisters, I think I've been through
most of the questions here.
There's a question here.
There's a question here that says, What advice would you give someone who starts to label you a Wahhabi etc, especially in a conversation about issues in which there is a disagreement? Yes, this is a classic ploy of the innovator, the innovator when you get into a discussion, they are very often instead of responding to the discussion, they will start calling you names. In fact, of course, this is a sign of the FARC. This is a sign of hypocrisy. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, there are four signs of a hypocrite, whoever has one of them. He has a branch of hypocrisy, who have as whoever has all of them. He's a perfect, complete monastic. When he speaks he
lies when he makes a promise he breaks it. When he's trusted with something, he betrays it and when he argues, he does it in a rude and licentious manner. So this is one of the qualities of Nevada. And of course, a person who is upon innovation is upon misguidance. And this of course, is something as type of sickness that takes them from Allah subhanaw taala messenger. So often, they will find they will start calling you names, or you will hobby. Now what I usually say, is what is a Wahhabi? I just say what's the Wahhabi? And you know, believe me most of the time, they don't know. They have no idea. They've just learned this term to throw at you, when they hear certain things. They say,
Well, I don't know, what's our hobby? What's our hobby? I see. I follow Allah and His Messenger, and the pious companions and all of the scholars who follow their way. That's what I'm upon. Is that our hobby? I don't know. So most of the time, you'll find brothers and sisters. They've got no idea what a will hobby is.
Okay, can the brothers next to the curtain move away? Sorry, it's a little bit late.
Brothers and sisters.
Yeah, brothers and sisters in Islam.
I would like to finish actually, by reminding ourselves of something very important. Let us take ourselves back again, to the Sahaba
then it's not finished this meeting here today on a note of acrimony, or,
or anything that may be hatred or dislike for one another. We have to remind ourselves brothers and sisters, how the Sahaba SubhanAllah. They had disagreements with each other, they had differences of opinions amongst each other Subhana Allah, even they fought each other. Yes, they even they fought each other. But you know, Subhana Allah, even with
Sahaba were in camps.
And there was the camp of Ayesha. And there was the camp of Allie. And we know that I should come out. And there was there were two camps. And they both had unfollowers. And we know, as some of us, maybe we know the story. But that very night, as they were waiting in their camps, we found the Sahaba, were going one group to the other group from each camp to each camp, arranging marriages, amongst their daughter to the other daughter. And this is the time when they are really ready to fight over some issue, yet still, they're ready to make marriages between each other one to the daughter to the other. So Pamela,
because, you know, when they if they had a disagreement Subhan Allah was always for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Because they loved Allah, and they loved his messenger. And they realized that they were one people, and they did not have this his beer and this partisanship amongst each other. So Subhanallah they realized that their Dean was one and there was one, and Hamdulillah, even when more Are we on, le, we're ready, we'll have the disagreement, and we're fighting. And they heard. And they heard that the Roman emperor was about to attack Moria sent him a letter sent this man this Roman Emperor a letter and said, If you attack us, I will give up my disagreement with my
cousin, I will give him power, and I will join him to fight you. Because they realized that there is something more important at stake. So this was their understanding brothers and sisters, and if we examine their lives and their stories, and we should do that, and remind ourselves and read about their lives and their stories and how they strove, and how they struggled in the path of Allah. But I want to finish with one beautiful story. One beautiful story from the life of the companions.
And this is about July be,
July be, was a Sahaba, a companion of the prophet who was he had some deformity in his body. He was in fact a hunchback. He was in fact a hunchback. But the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam loved juolevi very much. And Julie wanted to get married. And he was a man with no tribe. I mean, today we don't have any understanding what this means not to have a tribe. But in the time of the Prophet when you had no tribe, you are literally a nobody. You are nothing. You are the most.
Yes, the most ignorant the most disrespected person in society, no tribe, no support, nothing but the Prophet love God. And Julie B wanted to get married, he really wanted to get married Subhana Allah.
So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he sent Julie beam to the house of such and such people who actually belonged. And we're on a high level, in a certain tribe, a very well known tribe, and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi. wasallam knew that they had a daughter. So Julie bead came to the door. And he proposed to the Father, about you know, he proposed to the Father, that I would like to marry your daughter, and she's saying junie B, if it was anyone except jewel, a beam, how can we accept Julie beam? He has no tribe? He is deformed. He is, you know, how can we accept Jelly Bean? And so they agreed No, we will not marry our daughter to jollibee but Subhana Allah, the daughter
heard the conversation. She came to her parents. And she said, Oh, my mother and father, the Messenger of Allah sent jewel a beam to this house with a proposal from him and you and you turned it down. But anyway, Julie B went on this jihad.
And it only just been married.
And he went on this jihad, and he was killed.
Now the battle had finished, and they were counting the dead.
They were counting the dead. And so they were saying such and such died such and such died such and such died. They were telling Rasulullah saw some the name of all his companions who had been killed in the battle. And after all of that, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, where is Julie beep?
Where is Julie be? So they started looking and they started looking and they couldn't find your A B. So they went to the battlefield. See, no one cared. He was nothing. They went to the battlefield. And they found Julie beam had been killed.
So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam went and he picked up put him in his arms and he was crying. And he said, verily, Julie
He is from me, and I am from him. Subhana Allah, look how Islam on Look how Islam on it how Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam on what was in society considered to be the least and the lowest of the people, but Islam gave them honor. Islam gave them dignity. Islam gave them position. Islam did not distinguish the people except in their taqwa and their piety to Allah subhanaw taala. And there are so many beautiful stories that we could find, from the Sahaba and from the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, to inspire our hearts and to motivate us to be pious worshipers of Allah subhanaw taala. We ask Allah subhanaw taala anything that I have said, That is right. That is
from Allah subhanaw taala, from the mercy of Allah, anything I said that is wrong is from my ignorance, or from shaytaan whatever I said, and I said an opinion about something, then I will say Allah knows best. I do not ever try to give opinion from my own mind. I will always if I can always find something that the alumni have said. The alumni have said I'm I don't dispute that there is a TLF. But this if I believe something, is my opinion that I believe these scholars have said the right thing. That's what I believe you are to you're free to choose from the scholars, what you think is you think is right, this is what I think is right. That is it.
This is the opinion that I think is the correct opinion, I could be wrong. And if I'm wrong, anyway, I'm only interested to follow Allah and His Messenger not to follow any scholar as someone accused me. No, I am not a mouthpiece for any one person.
I only try to take the opinion that I believe to be the closest to the Quran and the Sunnah. And if I'm wrong, believe me, anyone can write to me, give me the information, discuss with me. That's no problem. And inshallah I will change my opinion, if I believe it's correct, but Allah knows best. And and the end of the day, we should not hate our brother, or have any problem with our brother, because he follows a different opinion, that is supported by evidence, if it's been arrived at by evidence, and a scholar said it, then we recognize that that is a valid opinion. We may not agree with it, but we have to respect each other concerning that. Okay. And that is something very
important to understand. And if you ever heard me talking about the issue of suicide bombing, for example, and I did it here last time, I came, I made it very clear. I don't believe myself, that it's correct. But I do realize that in some circumstances, like in Philistine, there is a very clear body of opinion that says this and says that, and if you look at the arguments, it is very difficult to see, and to really figure out which one is actually the strong one, meaning both sides in this debate, have some evidences to support their opinions. Now, I'm not advocating anything, it is a very detailed issue. I looked at it, and I came to what I think is the right thing, but if someone
comes along and tells me No, I think this is it. I'm gonna say you're my brother. I know this opinions. There's different opinions. And that's it. I don't hate you for that. And so this is the way we should be with each other. Allahu Allah, Allah subhanaw taala knows best. And we ask, we only ask Allah subhanaw taala to guide all of us to the truth. And we ask Allah we should always make to Allah dua to Allah subhanaw taala Oh Allah guide me to the truth of those things about which people differ, Oh Allah, guide us to the truth of those things about which people differ, unite our hearts and love for you and following your messenger and following the way of the companions Allahumma
salli ala Muhammad in early San Diego Salaam salaam aleikum wa