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Ali Albarghouthi

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Following the Sahabah, Bid’ah, leaving disputations

  1. What about those who criticize the Sahabah?
  2. Can we bypass the Sahabah in understanding Islam
  3. Worldly Bid’ah vs. Religious Bid’ah
  4. Why is Bid’ah antithetical to Islam?
  5. Is there a good Bid’ah? Mawlid as a case study.
  6. Why is Bid’ah more beloved to Iblees than sin?
  7. Why did Imam Ahmad discourage arguments and disputations?

Episode Transcript

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With hamdu lillah wa Salatu was Salam ala Rasulillah he had early he also had he was salam ala moana, alumina MA and photo no one fattener, the mount Olympian I was in memorable al Amin Allahumma. In Allah, the cricket or Shakalaka, or Houston, Ebert attic, and my bad.

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So we begin by answering a question that was presented last time.

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Which is a good question in sha Allah and for allows us in to be in the lead to kind of wrap up the Sahaabah.

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Part of this lesson following this harbor. And the question was, what do we say about those who criticize the companions of the prophets of Allah Almighty who it was salam and attributed to them injustice attributed to them.

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Avoidance of the Sunnah of the messenger RNAs, Salatu was Salam that they've changed, etc, etc. What do we do with those people? Or what is the attitude about those people, and we have to emphasize, by the way that

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it should be firm in the mind of every single Muslim, that Kula Sahaba to do, that all of the Sahaba are trustworthy, right? All of the Sahaba are trustworthy. And of course, the definition of a Sahabi is someone who saw the messenger sal Allahu Allahu alayhi wa sallam and died as a Muslim. Right. And that includes what the overwhelming majority of the companions of the Prophet sallahu wa salam, we're not going to be talking about those who may have seen an apostate and then died in that state. Those are a minority, but you're talking about the 100 plus 1000 that saw the prophets of Allah Azza wa sallam at the last Hajj and those who migrated from Mecca and those who championed them in Medina

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and the early Sahaba. All of the Sahaba are dual trustworthy. So what does it mean trustworthy? That is the scholars of Hadith will tell you that they don't get investigated. Right? That they don't say if this is reported by as a hobby I need to check if that Sahabi is trustworthy or not. No, they are Oh Do they are trustworthy you check those who come after, but the sahabi by the mere virtue of meeting Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he and she they achieved the status that no one after can attain. No one after can attain plebe you say, how is the UK? What's the evidence for this? He said there's a Hadith from Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and it has a backstory. And it's

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really mean good to have that backstory to understand that distinction that exists even among the Sahaba themselves. So there is once was a quarrel between 30 dogman Waleed and Abdul Rahman Ignatieff

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who accepted Islam first. Abdul Rahman I go way before had IT admin when he had the mole it comes later.

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So Caliban Waleed, you know there's this quarrel and then fell it says you need to stop the Luna Elena we am in sub Dr. Mona behalf and you feel superior, in that exchange in the heat of the exchange is a Do you feel superior? Because of few days that you proceeded with in Islam, that you accepted Islam few days before us because of that you feel better.

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So when the prophets Allah, Allah wa salam wrote about that exchange and that quarrel between them, he said, some allottee was salam ala to Cebu OS Hubie. It says, Do not insult or bad mouth, my companions, for what leadin fcbd. I swear by the one who has my song in his hand, if you were to spend like the mountain of in gold, it would not be equal to the mud that one of them would spend or half of it. And if the mud is when you gather both of your hands like this, and scoop something with it, he says that some would, he said, he says, If my early companions spent a mud like this, or half, that would be more than the mountain of a hood that you later companions with spent.

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And you've seen the mountain, or you could imagine a mountain made of gold, it says this, it does not equal that. So we are talking about to Sahabas and we're talking about to not about an anonymous, nobody is Sahabi. We're talking about harlot ignobly. Now, imagine with me the impact of harlot Adnan will lead in the later development of Islamic expansion in history. Just imagine how he was a leader of the army in both Iraq and a sham and then armies would fall by the Grace of Allah azza wa jal, and then after that, due to the leadership of Hadith nonbelief meaning that his impact is monumental. So he

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He's so happy and what a great leader who spread Islam. So this is all what has an IT rasool Allah is Allah who sent them. He said that the hardship and the pain and the patience of the early Sahaba when Islam was weak, yet they tolerated all of that. And they continue to persist and continue to believe that no one can attain after.

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Right No one can attain after what are the Allahu Anhu even someone like had a demon Willy so if someone like had no knowledge could never be like Abdullah Mohammed have no have could you imagine you and I being like him or being like how to Dublin Walid that's why they said the tab you're in no matter how good a tabby he is, can never be as good as a Sahabi.

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Alright, so the Sahaba belong to a class of their own in terms of their taqwa and in terms of their knowledge

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and that's that's the first thing to remember so weak you cannot malign a Sahaba collectively, right? Or individually like that. Even you know some consider it easy to speak ill of Malawi and OB Sophia and or abdominal OS. And that is tremendously dangerous because more Alia is also happy. And what you have heard about, you know, this and that attributed to my area, a lot of these things are not true. Wow, we even know Abby, Sofia and Isa Sahabi. Praised by other Sahaba the like, ignore Omar, I'm Ruben will ask is also hobby, okay. And his son is also a Sahabi. And these conflicts that had happened at the time of the Sahaba as that the tradition of the self, the tradition of the

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scholars of Islam, he said, We don't go into that. We don't go into that and we assume best of intention on both sides, just like two brothers fighting.

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Okay, I'm misunderstanding it doesn't mean that one of them is evil. Right? How many times have you fought with a friend or with a brother? Does that mean the one of you has to be unnecessarily evil or it could be a misunderstanding, different points of views. It does not affect the taqwa. So, that's the beginning of it, which is that you don't touch the Sahaba you don't assume the worst about them. And you don't go into their disagreements unless you have the light of knowledge with you so that you can understand what happened otherwise there is really no need.

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Second of all, we have explained that Allah azza wa jal right, praises the Sahaba in the Quran, and raises them to a level where he he Subhana which Allah testifies to their truthfulness was severely wounded our didn't win I mean, no hygena will answer right? And what Allah so did not look for Allah Elmo, hygena Latina or intermediary him I'm wildly him.

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Allah as it really stuck in here about the poor immigrants who were expelled from their lands, championing Allah and His messenger. Then Allah says, Hola, Iike homos Sadiq Khan. These ones are the truthful. Who are those? Farah from a mecca immigrants made up all of them who came out had nothing with them. So the immigrants Allah azza wa jal says that they are a Saudi Kuhn the truthful that's why the Scholars have said there are no hypocrites among them will Hydra

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Can you imagine and this cannot make sense. A hypocrite does was professors Islam outwardly, but inwardly heat is not because of what out of fear or gains, monetary gains for you. That will hide you ruin what did they gain by professing Islam? Nothing at all. They lost their money they lost their homes right they lost their families, they lost so much. So there cannot be a hypocrite. Logically speaking there cannot be a hypocrite among the MaHA Jun

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and then Allah as noted says you know in the following area he praises the unsalted Willa Dena turbo Dharawal Iman I mean, copy him, you hipbone him and Hydra la him. What are you doing a few sold off to him? How did that mean? My oh two. So Allah says those who are unhappy inhabited the land of hijra, and they love those who come to them and they assist them and they do not favor themselves over them. Does that surprise for the answer? And if we had no time, we could tell you of how significant that phrase is. You receive an immigrant and you favor him over yourself. Okay, what level of generosity is that? And then Allah as David says, Will Latina Jaya or embody him Jaco Luna

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Rob Bonnechere Lana Willie is one in Alladhina Saba Chornobyl. Eman wala TJ Alfie Kulu been a real ally Latina. So those who come after them, they say, here Allah forgive us.

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And our brothers who have preceded us in Iman and do not place any hatred in our hearts towards the believers.

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So, to which do you belong? If you're a Muslim because these are the three that Allah phrase, either you are from the people of hijra, and we're not. Either you are from the unsought and we're not who's left those who come after them. What do they say? Yeah, Allah forgive us and what? Forgive our brothers who came before us who are they, the Sahaba and the tabby ain and don't place any hatred, no little and our hearts towards them. So if you have in your heart towards the companions of the prophets of Allah, adios Allah, then what that means you are excluded from the three that Allah azza wa jal had praised the war are you then?

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So all of the Sahaba are do right. Now. Another question that one has in mind. And I'm always assuming these these objections because when I'm talking to you, I'm not simply just talking to you here I'm talking and in my head, anyone who may object Okay, where they they are very close or far away from what we're talking about me object to it and say, I understand following the Quran I understand following the Sunnah, but all of a sudden, now you're telling me about the sahaba? No, I'm just follow the Quran and listen, to hear people saying that you've elevated the Sahaba to the level of the Prophet of Allah Zoda. No, there is no one infallible except Muhammad sallallahu alayhi

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wasallam we say and did we say anything else? Did we say that there's anyone infallible but Rasul Allah is Allah, Allah, Allah is Allah. We're not saying that the Sahaba rise to the level of the Prophet, we don't say that any individual Sahabi statement or actions is infallible. Do we say this? No. We're saying that the Sahaba collectively matter.

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So if the Sahaba unanimously agree on something, what is that called? edema, right? Consensus, and consensus. If it were to happen, it's easiest to happen at the time of the sahaba. This the strongest and the easiest type of consensus, it's more difficult afterwards, not impossible, but more difficult afterwards. So that's the first thing. The second is if a Sahabi. So this actually a discussion that precedes in the principles of law also will fit he is a if all Sahaba disagree on two things. They say this is either recommended or an obligation.

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And we talked about this before, if you remember, so let's say the Sahaba said this is either recommended or an obligation.

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They say that that is a consensus among them that what this is either recommended or an obligation and that it's not simply permissible, that it's not simply disliked or it's not haram, because they were excluded all these other opinions. You're with me, so that all of the Sahaba said A or B. So it should be a or b, right? Because then if that's not the case, you would be saying that all of them are wrong.

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If you were to come and say it's opposite of a and b, then all of them are wrong. And how could you say that the Ahmad Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam at one point, all of it could be wrong.

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We don't even say that today.

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The Omar Mohamed Salah lucidum could disagree but among us, there has to be someone who's holding on to the Huck the truth, we can all be misguided. That's a guarantee from Allah, and a promise from his prophets of Allah he was. So the Sahaba agree on something A or B, it has to be a UB. So we're seeing collectively they're very significant. And the third thing, if there is an opinion from us a hobby and that is a solitary opinion and we don't know of another opinion that contradicts it. Some of the scholars have said that is also similar to consensus because if there was another opinion we would have heard about it

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by you,

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but he just wants you to know about the significance of the Sahaba had to this we did not raise the Sahaba to that level but Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam did

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right. So when he said that the OMA will divide remember the Hadith into 73 groups

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and they said Who is the one that will survive? Because all of them in hellfire except one who is the one that will be saved? What did he say? Mana Allah He was having what I am on, and the Can my companions? Why did he not just say what I'm on?

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Because you didn't need it? What also

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he needed the companions to fully complete the picture of implementation. What happens after him sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, how did they deal with this or that? What they deemed to be a sunnah what they did not to be a sunnah. So when he said manna, Ali, he was happy. Why did he not say Allah His Salatu was Salam ala

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They can be so nasty and stop but he say was so nuttin hola hola. And the Sunnah of the hola Why did he continue with the Sunnah of the whole of because you also needed that to complete the picture and see the implementation of Islam. So it is Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam, who raised the Sahaba to that level. So if you follow Hadith, you would follow who?

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The Sahaba and if you were to contradict the Sahaba you will be contradicting who? Hamlet's Allah Lucena. Right. So it's important to keep that in mind. And then finally, we say to the person who says, just fine gonna follow Quran and Sunnah. That's it?

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That's all okay. Are you the kind of person who will dive directly into the Quran and Sunnah with no study and no knowledge and no assistance and take directly from it?

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Are you going to do that? Because of the simplest, you know,

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requirements that you will have? Is that you need to consult a dictionary. Arabic right, again, I'm Hope I'm talking common sense, right? You need to consult a dictionary even if you're born in Arab

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so now you need a linguist to understand the Quran

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and you need what ICT somebody else.

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And okay, add to this that

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Arabic on its own does not qualify you to understand the Quran and Sunnah just on its own. It's heretical.

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Why play Uppsala what is Salah mean? Salah there is a quality potica Shara EO Africa louia Salah what is it mean to

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is this how the Muslims understood Salah that's the origin of the word what is Salah mean to us a specific specific act of a bladder cm what is cm mean just to stop play What does cm mean to us that specifically hedge what does it mean to travel seeking a destination? What does it mean to us something specific. So, there is a religious meaning that exceeds the linguistic meaning. So that means that you need to understand how non Muslims are on Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam understood these words and implemented them what is schicke and what is not what is the hate and what is not? You will not understand any of that. So if you find someone saying I'm just going directly to the

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Quran and Sunnah, understand that they don't really understand what they're talking about. Or they're attempting to do this and they're corrupting the meaning. If they say I'm just going to use the language and bypass the Sahaba tell them then you've actually are corrupting the Quran and corrupting the Sunnah and following the your own interpretation and desire. That's not when Muhammad Ali his salatu salam meant by that you want to understand it, you cannot bypass the Sunnah. And you want to understand the Sunnah you can bypass his companions at a Salatu was Salam. So no one no single person directly goes to the Quran and Sunnah. And if you are a person who, you know, prays,

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and we ask you that, what scholar do you follow in understanding how to free

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unless you say I'm going to study for years and years to understand all the sayings and all that is an all the ahaadeeth Unless you're saying this, you're following someone

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following Abu Hanifa, or Malik or so they're telling you how to pray. And somebody is telling you how to read the Quran and somebody is telling you how to do this and how to do that. So no one will practice religion and understand it independent of all other people. So humility here is needed, and humility and understanding, being a panizza Muhammad sallahu wa salam Zwei. The so that's the first, the very first thing which is he said, holding on to what the companions of Muhammad sallahu wa salam, and following them, and he says, the second thing here is what could be done and abandoning Buddha and he says, What could Lupita attain, for he of Allah and every bit of it is misguidance.

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Now who said what could Lupita asking for here? Dadada This is a Hadith

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could Lupita attain? Allah Allah? This is a Hadith from the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa, he was alum and Turkey will be that is the second

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emphasis from Muhammad Muhammad Rahim Allah and it's an essential one. Because it's contrasted to following. Following is opposite Buddha and Buddha is the opposite of following.

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But that is to initiate.

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Right? This would be that is to innovate to initiate something new, which is very different than saying, I'm following someone. When you follow what do you do? You're asking What did someone do so I could imitate and follow right?

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What is a bit a bit as saying, I'm beginning something new, or I know that something is new, and I'm just following that person who started it. So they're opposites, B, da, and electricty da, following the previous generations, and Rasulullah, sallAllahu wasallam. Before all of that are really separate. And let's understand this insha Allah maybe a little bit deeper, the difference between the dunya and religion.

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The dunya is built on experimentation, and discovery, and maybe improvement based on these two things. So tomorrow could be better than today. Right? And maybe embedded in all of that is maybe progress. And I don't mean here, Western notions of progress. Not going to go into that, because it's very problematic Western notions of progress are very problematic. If you want to know more about this Inshallah, you could ask, but it's not essential.

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But we're talking here about the dunya you discover something a cure to an illness. So tomorrow is better than today, right? You experiment with things and then you can create a machine or you invent something that makes life easier. So innovation in the dunya are is what Okay, required, necessary recommended. So innovation here is okay. Because what we have is can always be improved. Innovation in religion oppositely is wrong. Because there you cannot discover something new. And you cannot experiment in religion because once you've got an is complete, that's the difference. In the dunya you can march towards completion you'll never reach completion but you want march towards better for

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you in religion, what already had been handed to you Alia Wilma, a commend to the convener come today I've completed your religion for you, your religion. And we're not talking about again, so but no one understands camels and you know, houses made of mud, we're not talking about that we're talking to your religion, the practice of religion has been completed. So that's why you know, someone like Imam Malik Rahim Allah He said that whoever says that a bid could be accepted, or a bid is good, has claimed that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had betrayed the message. Because Allah as Odin had said, today I have completed your religion for you. And what was not religion then

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cannot be religion.

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Okay, if you need a visual right picture, a glass of water that is filled with water, there is no more space to add anything in it. If you add something, it begins to spill over, whatever is in it spills over. So if you add a bit and you know if maybe you begin to understand insha Allah the danger of Buddha is that when you add a bit that it displaces what

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a sunnah.

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Okay, and again, common sense think about it, because I want you to understand this at a level where it fully convinces you, right?

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How many hours do you have in the day? How many calories do you have to spend? If you don't spend it on something useful? You spend it on something harmful? If you occupy yourself for something it takes away from the time and energy you have for something else? You're with me? So we don't have enough hours in the day and not enough attention and not enough calories to do the things that Allah wants from us. Agreed? Right? Yeah, animals will cause sirloin wide we're not we're not really where we're supposed to be. Put a bit instead and takes you time and it takes your attention since of this salah, you're doing that Salah instead of this dhikr you doing that dhikr instead of this

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pilgrimage, you doing that pilgrimage, look at the sects around even those who have gone extreme in their Bidda understand that the bid does not start big. It starts what? Small? That's another danger of it just like sin. Do you think that anyone who's pious and upon the Sunnah, starts sinning by killing someone? Or does it start small, go small, and then a little bit bigger and a little bit bigger and each person invites the other and the bid starts like that there's a small bidder, and once you allow it in the safeguards have been removed and you say what's wrong with it? It's okay, then the next one will receive the same answer what's wrong with it? And it's okay. And what's your

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assessment of what is okay and what is not okay is purely intellectual or emotional. I don't see something wrong with it. So it should be okay. Once you open that door, how do you close it?

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Can it's impossible to close because you've already laid out a principle in

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My mind, I think it's okay to my heart. I think it's okay. emotionally, intellectually, it's fine, you open the door for it, there is no way to close the door anymore. So the bit that takes you on a different path than the path of following Allah and His Messenger, because in order for the filing of Allah and messenger who is the legislation, who will legislate

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no as the power to do this, Allah xojo And for the bit who legislates

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the human being, even though they're not fully conscious of it, the human being does. And if you want another example insha Allah Kennison have to, to comprehend this even better. You look at all the days we have and all the spaces we have in the dunya Allah azza wa jal will say, stress this and stress that so all the day's stress this day because this day is special, like what? Juma stress this month this month is special, like what? Ramadan Ruhija stuff like that. So, stress here, stress here, stress here, or places, Mecca, Medina, right luxoft Stuff like that stress places. So Allah as though places the stress, so you're supposed to do what place the stress where Allah had placed the

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stress, if you start right, placing stress is somewhere else and say and this day, and this month, and displace, you are doing what? That's it, we'll be right there. That is the thing that you're doing, which is that you are introducing similar days or similar actions to Allah azza wa jal and you're becoming a legislator yourself by saying I think this is good, and I think this is bad. And we have to say that this is wrong. And your mind should be that I'm a follower, not an innovator.

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And subhanAllah you even you know, look at

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Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam who is commanded in the Quran CoolMax going to be the Amina rosary. I was not or I am not Allah tells him and yeah, Muhammad Ali Salatu was Salam say to people, not going to be the Amina Rosalie, I am not a bit among the Rousseau meaning what I'm bringing is a new,

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normal is it confirms everything that the others have said meaning you will find continuity between me and the other messengers Subhan Allah Allah tells His Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam who is speaking to Allah and Allah is talking to him. Explain to them your continuity, and that what they brought is the same thing as yours and vice versa. So your job and you are not an I am not prophet of Allah azza wa jal, right, what is it, to establish the same continuity that to link yourself to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam and say, I'm not a Buddha mean, I'm not going to do something new that he did not do. And that the Sahaba did not do. So continuity is important. What they did is

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the complete religion. And what they did not do is there is no need for it. They left it for a reason. And I'll bring you in sha Allah and example, but before I move on to the example, are all bidder wrong, which is to discuss two things here. Is there a good bid or bad bidder and then another distinctions in between as well and then I'll bring you the example

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Rasulullah sallallahu sallam said could Lupita ATeam Valera, every bidder is misguidance. Cool. See?

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Right. It is inclusive of everything couldn't do every bit there is misguidance.

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There are some leaders scholars, right who had divided the bid into bid as an arbiter as a good bit of a bad bit. Right. And some of them have said there's been added as YG but that is recommended permissible disliked and haram. Now, what these collars mean is not exactly what we are talking about. You say why is it because the examples that they bring are not really relevant

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to what we're talking about. We're talking about a religious bid,

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they include in the permissible or in the recommended bid are building schools.

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Right or collecting the Quran

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or building messages or or or or type are these the religious bit as that we are talking about? These are means worldly means towards preserving, preserving the Sharia, towards you know, expanding the OMA but they are not in themselves. religious acts they could become religious act, but they are not themselves religious acts. It depends on your intention. We exclusively are talking about a religious act.

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but that is introduced that makes it a bit. So for instance, building school cannot Can I not ask a non Muslim to build a school?

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Or to build a masjid? Or to digitize the Quran for us? Are these acts of a Buddha? No, because if it's a bad that I wouldn't ask a non Muslim to do it, but Salah

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that's exclusively active Eva fasting, exclusive active Eva dhikr of Allah as the exclusive act of a beta. So we're not really talking even though this call is mentioned that some scholars, not all of them, some scholars mentioned that there is an Abdus Salam and then some scholars after, but that's really not what we're talking about. We're not talking about building school or collecting the Quran anyone must have these are worldly activities with a proper intention. They are a bad, but they're not in themselves pure acts of a bad. We're talking about Buddha that is what a pure act of a Buddha. So somebody says a Salah on that day.

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Okay, the middle of shebang, or the Salah in Rajab, and it's x amounts of rock as and you say in it, this surah and that surah. We say, where did you get that from?

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That's the first question. Right? Where did you get that from?

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Is there something in the Quran? No, something in the Sunnah. No, the Sahaba did something like that. No. Where did you get that from? A scholar said

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that's where you bring in your understanding of Islam and you say what was not religion then is not religion. Now, how could you add anything?

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And if you have that understanding, it settles the issue. That's it, it's done that you don't need to discuss anymore or to try to prove just bring me proof that this is a bad because as they've said, and this is again in the old soul, as a badass

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a badass must be given must be legislated. It cannot really be reasoned out. I think so that's why must be legislated. So every a bad and this is good to remember every a bird that is haram. unless Allah azza wa jal commands it or his prophets of Allah Salam commands it otherwise it is what? Haram. So we're what like what we were talking about the hope but today, if somebody comes and says, you know, they want to make power, naked, right? Bring the proof that it's not

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bringing proof that it's haram was a no, no, you have to bring us proof that it's allowed. It's the opposite. Ha Bader, you want to introduce you want to do bring us proof for it? Otherwise? Why would I do it? Why would you do it? Why would tell anybody else to do it?

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There's another also distinction insha Allah in one I mentioned that when it comes to a Buddha,

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and that is a bit lost. Leah will be telling you lafiya and shall I hope that it's clearer, but if it's not, or if it's not easy to understand, don't really worry about it. So much, will be the last layer is where you introduce an act that is exclusively all new, really pure bits, right? Like a new solder and new days or months of fasting that you introduce a new type of activity in the sada something that is entirely new. That is you introduce it. The other one, it off here is when you take something that is general, okay. And you make it specific, and restricted. And you say this is the way to do it. That is for instance, if I say that, not out of education or building a habit but

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say that Allah has Zoda let's say with Corolla cathedra. Remember Allah azza wa jal often so part of the remembrance of Allah azza wa jal that we're gonna do and that this this example is going to combine both be does is when we say, Allahu Allahu Allahu Allahu Allah who just like that by repetition, or who, okay? So, in a sense, it's forbidden, in a sense if it's derivative bedarra Why is a forbidden because was this vicar inherited?

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legislated? reported from the prophets, Allah is Allah that he would only say Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah.

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Was it? No, it wasn't. He would say that Illa Illa Allah Subhana Allah and hamdulillah follow meaningful statements, or hoo hoo hoo hoo hoo. So what did you get that from? My chef? Who got it from a dream that you say?

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That was it incomplete that we needed the dream of somebody else was it and again, you have to absorb this right up to absorb this and say, if you open the door for something like that, how does it ever close? Don't say just it works for me and then nobody else. If you accept dreams, everybody's else's

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dream becomes a reality right or a source of Sharia can run away from it. Either the door is open or the door is closed, but not just open for me and close for everybody else. So that one, but restricting vicar by saying the vicar that he meant is this. That's be that Adolphe, that takes on a specific form a restrictive form, that the prophets Allah adios hindlimb did not legislate. Right? So be that could be this entirely new or entirely or new in this whence and how you restrict it and how you specify it. Okay, if this is clear at hamdulillah roblem. And if not, don't worry about it so much. Now, the example that I wanted to give kind of like a case study. So because unless there

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is something that we can implement this on, it may be just too theoretical for us. So let's take the Molad as, as an example, and taking the audit as an example, because it's just simple and easy enough that we can just discuss it within a lesson rather than having to actually

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explain or introduce other things. In order to understand this, this is very easy to understand. So those who say on the 12th or robiola, well, we will celebrate the birth of the Prophet sallallahu, alayhi wasallam by doing X, Y, and Z, whatever that x, y and z is, we may visit that later or not, but just that this is good. And you tell them that you shouldn't say this is a good bit, or this is something good. Nevertheless, it should be done. Now, the thing that we talked about should click into place immediately. First of all, Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So how many years did he live? Right as a Muslim, right when he accepted the message of Islam, the revelation to his

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death? 23. Right. So imagine now 23

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years? Is there ever an incident or a time or a statement where he said Allah, His Salatu was Salam tomorrow is going to be my birthday, and that is on the 12th of robiola? Well, let's do something special. Is there anything like that? So, you know, they that's the first sign that you have, they have the Sahaba 30 years for the fall of Russia in 30 years, one year after the other, okay, and most of them are, you know, peaceful and all right, except the fighting just happened in the hill after leaving the italic right at the end. 30 years. Did they ever say something like that? Tomorrow is the birth of the prophet Ali Salam, or tomorrow or tomorrow is the month of Ramadan a word? We're

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going to do something special in it. Did you ever see that? Could you ever retrieve a statement like that? You'd search and look nothing at all absent. So you've been over a year? About 100 years? Okay. Did they ever do something like that? Did they ever celebrate that day or that month? Or was it special? Again for 100 years after the whole affair in Bernama? Yeah, nothing. Enter the basket. The basket didn't do it until become the ultimate

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fatemiyoun The fatemiyoun are suspect suspect in lineage suspecting belief. They are the first of Allahu Allah to introduce that celebration. What does it tell you if the Prophet sallahu wa salam and the Sahaba and the will may yet and the early Ambassade did not celebrate it or mark it as something that is special

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and somebody else does who is already suspect that in itself should be enough. Okay, that in itself should be enough. Add to it also that

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when you go to the Ceylon, okay. They will tell you that we are not really certain of when Rasul Allah is Allah Allah wa salam was born.

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And it doesn't diminish anything, actually. Because they say, could be the ninth could be the 12. Some say this, some say that some say another day for you. Why is it that we don't know?

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Because it was not what

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important. It wasn't important. Yanni, Muhammad Sallallahu sallam was living if he wanted them to know he'd be the person to tell them and settle the matter. If not, if the Sahaba because they had the opportunity to ask questions, right? Because they could have comes to come up said oh prophet of Allah day and settle the issue and we will have an authentic hadith about it. He didn't say and they didn't ask. It tells you that the Arabs in general but specifically the Muslims didn't place much importance on this, whether it's this day or that day, similar to for instance, in what spot in Medina was the Prophet sallallahu Sallam born

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right

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now if the prophet one and he would have said that the Sahaba wanted to know they would have asked, but it was not important. That's why going and seeking that spot and saying

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gets this library right now when people standing around it and venerating it or making dua, so why? Why? Because if it was special, okay, but this is just Subhanallah the weakness that we have, if it was special, wouldn't he have told you to do this? Right or wrong? Again? Again, common sense here, okay, talking to people in sha Allah who you know, understand, you know, right and wrong. Please, if it was special, he would have told you to do it. What does it mean that he did not visit that spot, he did not venerate it he did not celebrate it almost harbored.

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It means that it's not important. And don't put a stress on it that Allah did not stress, don't put a stress on it that the Prophet salallahu Salam did not stress. Right. So you know, Omar are the Allahu Anhu. Again, that's the sensitivity of the Sahaba when it comes to be the so that you understand why they are so special. A saw some people praying at a particular spot like they would get off when they're traveling, praying at a particular spot. They say why you're praying here. He said, It's reported that a Prophet prayed here, he said, the Prophet sallallahu wasallam prayed here, because, you know, it was just the stop, there is nothing special about this spot in the

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Metallica and cannot Kubla Khan, the people before you were perished, or they were destroyed, because they followed these footsteps of unnecessary right Act. The Prophet did not say this is better here, and the next to the street, or next to this house or next to this thing. He didn't designate it as special. He just simply stopped there and prayed and continued to go. So he's saying when you venerate when you put a stress like that on these things, the face and no pay attention to this, the face of the Sharia changes

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the face of the Sharia how it looks, starts to change. So if you were to transport as a hobby from that time and bring him here, with all the bidet he would look and say what religion is this? What are you fasting these days? What are you praying like that? What are you repeating that vicar? That's not the religion of Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam the face of the Sharia changes, and if the face of Sharia changes, the power that it has to transform and to bless goes away,

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goes away.

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Now somebody may say, okay, somebody may say because he here that they

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they did not need them only then but we need it today.

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They did not need them. Oh will it then? But we need it today. Why is this because we're so distant from the prophets, Allah Salam and Eman. Our Iman is so weak, and you have this and you have that. So it really need to connect people to Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So that's why we need it today. We should have it today, rather than having it at the time of the Sahaba because they don't need it. say first of all, again, this is an intellectual. This is a reason used against the Sharia. You're using your mind against the precepts of the Sharia in this town, if you really have a question, but if Allah and His Prophet say yes or no, don't come back and say but, okay, that's how

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you should accustom yourself to that. But if you have a real genuine question, he says, Okay, let's try to answer it. First of all, is this the only way to connect people to Rasul Allah is Allah to send them that when the 12 hour beard oil comes, we have to do something or when the month comes, we have to do something, and the rest of the year is barren, empty. Does this make sense to you only that day or that month? Or if you want to connect people to the Prophet salallahu Salam do something throughout the year? Because you need that connection? constant connection. Second of all, right. plebe who says that they needed it

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less than we needed today. So think about it again.

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People after the death of the prophets of Allah audio send them to most people when they accepted Islam, all of Arabia accepted Islam from the year eight of Hijra. Okay, onward, most of them. Right. What happened after the death of the Prophet sallahu wa salam, what happened with the herbs?

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There's the flock and there is hope, I mean, apostasy. Some followed other prophets. Right. And some refuse to pay this occur. So they see that a lot of the Arab apostate and only Mecca Medina and spots in the masjid in Bahrain that is in eastern Arabia, stayed on on to Islam until Abu Bakr brought them back again. Was Islam strong, very strong in their hearts. They're still getting what really used to it. Add to that, the open Iraq, the open Syria, a sham all of a sham, they go into Egypt. What do you get when you open all of these things? You get two things, you get new Muslims.

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And you got a large population of non Muslims who don't know Islam

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Now, is it easier to connect new Muslims to Islam today or then

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think about it note taking to connect new Muslims to Islam. It's easier now than then. Because now every single new Muslim has a copy of the Quran has the translation has a book of Hadith, you go online, you can listen to tons of lectures, and you can visit a masjid for you, then there was no single copy of the Quran available, you may have some sorrows here and there, no book of Hadith. And they're not all abundance of teachers to teach you, you are disconnected.

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And you have a large audience of non Muslims who don't know Islam. If somebody needed it, they needed it, to establish Islam in the hearts of new Muslims and invite non Muslims into Islam in this new territory.

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So yeah, this hub of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam the senior, the elders, right, they didn't need it. But all the new Muslims and all the non Muslims needed it more than we needed today. So employing reason, right? To reverse or to object to the Quran and Sunnah is futile, ultimately, because whatever reason you bring can be turned against you. And we say, rather than restrict yourself to that day and that month, have a more comprehensive plan, realize the disease, you say the disease and we agree, this disease is there, but we're not connected to Rasulullah, sallAllahu Sydenham, but bring a better solution.

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And also finally, insha Allah, I mean, just as a person who may encounter this, because this thing's not gonna go away, right? realize the difference, okay. And people who are celebrating the moment, there are those who are doing on that day, something that is displeasing to Allah entirely, in the dhikr, in the mixing in the shape of Allah Zoda. There's not like someone who on that day just recite some poetry that is not objectionable in itself. So someone who commits shirk versus someone who does not, they're not the same. So don't treat them the same. And somebody who is struggling with this and says, I'm not going to do something on that day, but do it the entire month, at least

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recognize that they are struggling with this and trying to move closer. So you told them to Xochimilco head off, or at least that movement closer, applaud that and tell him but inshallah we're expecting even more from that. Why should it be the month only? Let's plan for something that is bigger. And let's, you know, get out of that argument of this smuggler that know that this is sooner or this is better, this is okay, this is not okay. Because we do have more important things to focus on, let's not just fight over this, let's just bypass or criminal hit off, you know, leave that disagreement and let's, you know, focus on things that we all agree, are permissible and are useful.

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And maybe the last thing insha Allah that I will say about the video before we move on, is that some of the statements of the stuff they say that the Buddha is more beloved to shaitan than sin. Buddha itself is a sin by the way, right? Buddha is a sin, of course, but it's greater, a greater type of sin. They see Buddha is more beloved to shaytaan than sin to see why is that a says because when you sin, you realize that what you're doing is what? A sin and you regret what you're doing. And you asking Allah for forgiveness. A person who's committing a Buddha does he recognize that what he's doing is wrong. They think he's pleasing Allah says, which says very hard to repent from that.

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Right? It's very hard to repent from that. That's why there are some traditions that make it seem difficult for an innovator to repent. It's difficult for an innovator to repent because you have to realize that what you're doing is wrong. And it starts mixing with your blood and stops mixing with your desires. It's very hard to leave that that's another danger of beta. Keep in mind also with that statement is that that person from the setup is not saying that every bit is worse than every sin because there are some bit as there are small and some sins that are really big. So for instance, you know when they have that in some countries

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after the salam Salam Alikum Rahmatullah somebody called amatola and that they extended the handshake the person to the right handshake the president of the left even though they've met them but because part of the ritual of after the Salah is that is what that's the bit that they say Why is it a bit there again, somebody will say what's wrong with it

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okay and what why but why do you have to do it you do it only because you think it's a virtuous

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if you did not meet the person say salaam to them, but if you met them, Why are you repeating the salah? Again, don't object with your mind thinking I don't see something wrong with it. There is something wrong with it because

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If you have changed something, you have changed something the salah will start looking different with me. And it's not something simple Subhanallah there was one of the

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one of the early Muslims one of the early self. See, we don't know we didn't always have carpets in the message right? And the carpet is a bit out by the way.

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Electricity is that

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it's a good bit that it's not a bit it's another bit there anyway, so the furnishings at the masjid. So some of the new for me when they have furnished domestic they put pebbles has a small rocks like that. So when you make sujood right on it and you rise, what happens they stick to your forehead. So one of those early sort of saw someone who was praying and it seemed that he was one who be emulated like a dignitary or someone who needs to be followed, and when he's rising from sujood right because they stick with his do he just wipes over wipes or wipes over either at the end of the salah or after it's subdued, but maybe at the end of the Salah Allah Allah so He told him pay attention to

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what you're doing. Because every time you finish your Salah you're wiping your forehead, if the ignorant and the young they see you often enough, they start thinking that this is what

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part of the Salah Have you had a kid right praying next to you. And you have your some weird movement in the Salah. Right how you adjust yourself or you're just your clothes, and they start following exactly like that, right? So the ignorant and the young, they see you praying like that, they'll still have the habit of wiping over their face, or their forehead, the face of the Salah looks like changes the face of the Sharia changes. So that's the sensitivity that we're talking about. And we are why we're here. So some people may think it's hypersensitive, it's not really hyper sensitive. But why are we sensitive about the Sharia? It's for the same reason that you're

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sensitive with your passwords, and your bank account information, why you're sensitive with that? Can you give me your password?

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Could you share it? Or do you protect it? But what's it what is it protecting something that to you is valuable, right? And your bank account is protecting something to you that is valuable. So if you are sensitive about these things, why not be sensitive about something that you inherited from Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam and was revealed from Allah and has salvation in it.

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That's why we're sensitive about it.

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You know, at least we could be weak. We could be deficient in many ways, but at least transmit the Sharia the way that the profits are is unlimited. Don't add anything to it. If we're weak or weak, just don't change it. Maybe the next generation will do better. Right? But at least let it be pure. A pure transmission. That's why we are sensitive about it.

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The next

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and he says RAM Hola, what's Oracle? hosel Marathi will do lucema os hobby a Hawaii water called Mira evil G Daddy will also Matt if it Dean. He said leaving disputations leaving disputations and sitting with the innovators the people of desires the people of how our water could be raw you will be the only one who somatically Dean and leaving and abandoning argumentation and disputations in religion. And this is an important and a big one. And why does and why did Rahim Allah mentioned that? Okay, so I want you in sha Allah to picture the following with me. We said that we as believers and as followers of the Sunnah, where do we get our guidance from?

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From Allah and His messenger so we we inherit, there's the book, right? We read and we follow,

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play, let's visit a people on the other side and these are the philosophers How do the philosophers till today get their inspiration and their guidance? Not from Sharia? Definitely. Right. How do they get it from?

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From their minds from their heads? And what is the mechanism by which they're able to reach that? They think they present they argue, and they debate, right? They argue and they debate and they refine, and they revisit that's how it is. So it's a based on Question and Answer debate and rebuttals and all of that. That's what it is. Okay. So,

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Rahimullah hula is referring to a phenomenon to the vehicle by which those who oppose the Sunnah and follow another path, receive their knowledge and confirm their beliefs through

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disputes and through arguments and through a back and forth, what do you think about this? Right? Like the philosophers would you say? What do you think about love? What is the definition of love? He will say that he says, but it is lacking something else and think about something else. Give me a better definition, somebody else will give it a better definition or a different definition. We'll find fault in it. And we'll continue to go back and forth, back and forth, back and forth. It's these disputes and arguments that to then generate what the truth is. So he's saying that's not the path of Islam.

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That is the path of and he calls it in somewhere somewhere else. Hallowed column, column, okay, which you know, can be translated it's called scholastic theology is basically based on philosophy, using your intellect, primarily, sometimes exclusively, sometimes primarily, and you bring the Quran and Sunnah and you twist it. So it it would agree with your mind for you. And people do that till today. We're not all talking about the past. We're talking about that till today. So intellectually, you talk, you argue, to find out what the truth is. So he says, Rahim Allah, that's not the way to do it. Our path is a different path, our path is to follow. And he says, Whatever hibel Kalam, I

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don't like these arguments and disputes and debates and trying to find out the truth or to repel the truth. Our path is to follow what we have what we have inherited, but this is not the path of Islam. Now, let's understand this better. And there is some behavioral

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recommendations that would come out of this in terms of our luck in terms of how we

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look at ourselves and we interact with other people.

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You will find that in the Quran, there is some types of gender which called argumentations that are discouraged and sometimes and some types of detail that is Allah allowed.

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So, for instance

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Wamena Nassima udah zero Fila havia AMI wala Houda we're lucky to have him on here.

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And among those is among people are those who you jazz you know Fila argues in Allah or against Allah azza wa jal without knowledge without guidance, or an enlightening book. And under the iOS, tibia, Aquila, shaytani, married Okay, he follows every he follows every devil and the inspiration of every devil.

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The prophets of Allah Allah wa salam, so that's an example that you will find in the Quran. Matthew JD Luffy is de la isla Dena Cafaro only those who disbelieve, dispute and argue against the

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eyes of Allah azza wa jal so that you find in the Quran in a lot of places, Allah discouraging and condemning the non believers for arguing against his directions and arguing against his prophets.

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But there are other areas, other areas where Allah zodion says with Elizabeth Baker, Bill Hekmati will move a little till has an 80 or JD nobility here is an invite to Allah Zota to the path of Allah with wisdom with reminders, good reminders, more evil Hasina and Jadwal, whom argue with them in the best of ways. Okay, how do we know who are the delta and delta G Donna? They said to know how a tsunami I know you argued with us so much. Right? You know, just bring us the punishment of Allah. Right? Meaning that our know how they Salam continued to argue with them. Alright, what are to Jeju Island Kitabi in the ability some do not argue with the people of the Book except in the best of

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ways. So, so what is allowed and what is not allowed and what is hematoma humbled talking about. Now,

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in order to understand this, and we'll come back to these eyes and a hadith you will find that among the early self, they really looked down and discouraged disputations and arguments, they didn't like them.

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Because your task and my task is supposed to know what the truth is, and then what follow it don't argue about it. Difference between asking questions out of seeking guidance and arguing. Arguing is like what Allah commands you to slaughter a cow. What cow is it? What color is it tell us more about it.

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Follow that story and certain Bacara that's, that's there you have an origin of disputations with the prophets of Allah, the Prophet sallallahu sallam said, The only methodic to confer innama Allah can and cannot Kubla Khan Kathira to Mercer le him

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What do you love him? Allah Anbiya him? It says, Let me as long as I leave you meaning if don't ask unnecessary questions, because what destroyed the nation's before who is what? Frequent incessant questions and then disagreeing with the prophets, meaning he listened to what I'm telling you. If you understand that, then you do what? Follow, but don't give yourself a, you know, a no easy access to disputations and why and how and when and this says you don't need this, focus on that.

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And he said also salatu salam. And the by the way, all of these things are important. It's just I want you to keep those in mind. Sets OLALIA Scylla mal de la comunidad de Hodan in the auto Journal says no people went misguided after receiving guidance except that they were given argumentations and disputes.

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That is, they let go of the book of Allah azza wa jal and they start arguing with each other, what is right what is wrong or rejecting the message by argumentations and disputes? It says when you find people arguing and disputing that much rather than following know that they are drifting towards what misguidance okay.

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Now, let's go back and look at what is allowed and what is not allowed and then that behavior cannot

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point he sets a law to sell them in abroad or regionally. Illa Hill added dual housing is the most hated person to Allah zodion Is the quarrelsome, argumentative, Allah do a hustling.

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The word OLED is interesting because OLED is the side side of the mouth or mouth or the side of the mountain, that describes a person that no matter what proof you bring them, they say, but

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I don't know if you have been such a person or if you are such a person or you've met such a person, whatever thing you bring, they say what, oh, but this or maybe that.

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If it doesn't come from them, it's not good enough. So Allah azza wa jal does not like that person because they don't accept the truth. And they will always oppose it quarrelsome by nature, they have to win every argument they have to be right. They have to be the one to teach you. And they have to feel better because they did that. If you're a person like that, you have to understand that Allah hates that attribute in you. You're not supposed to argue for the sake of winning an argument. And Allah azza wa jal says in the Quran, something and the prophets allottee or Selim says also commenting on it.

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When he said Subhana what to Allah? Well, I'm Midori but no Moriyama method and either como come in who you also do in our car do you have to know how you're on em? Who Medora whoo hoo laka Illa Jada level home como la Simone. It says when Allah gave the example of Jesus son of Mary, what did the non believers have for a sake? Why we got him? We got him because no i because they're saying okay, now you said that anyone who's worshipped other than Allah will be in hellfire. He's worshipped other Allah who brought him as an example. We got you. You sing his virtuous, but at the same time, he'll be in hellfire. That's their argument. So Allah described it as what either home who come in

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who used to doing they become rapturous when they heard that? And they said, are our idols better or theirs or him?

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What's what's interesting is what Allah says, ma Baba hula Elijah della, they did not give you that example except to argue. That's it, that that's not really a real objection. Bellomo Moon has a moon.

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They are truly a quarrelsome people. That is whatever you bring them, they will object to it. Is it because there's a flaw in it? No, because maybe we find out I found an objection. Let's just present that exemption. So Allah azza wa jal is saying no, they are argumentative, quarrelsome, so arguing to repel the truth is very dangerous. It could be disbelief and Allah azza wa jal, or a Buddha, etc, but it is at least sinful.

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So if you know what the truth is, and you reject it, then that is a gendered or disputation that is haram. And by the way,

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humans have that in them, meaning in us, Allah azza wa jal says, Well, I called Serafina, the nurse if he had an uneven cooling method, what can an insert authority into the law? It says, we've given people in this Quran, every example, every evidence, but humans are the most quarrelsome of people of beings, the most quarrelsome they are. So

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we have to realize that in us just as Muslims, right, if you enter an argument or a dispute, simply to win, you should stop.

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So the problem

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salatu salam said and as the aim will be baiting Mirabeau the agenda tealium and Tara Kalimera. Well, okay, and I will hit CA I guarantee a house in Jana, for someone who leaves an argument even though he is

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right. Not that you're wrong. You're right. Right, but stop. Why? Because it's mirror up. And if you continue with mirror, back and forth arguments back and forth, what happens with you and that person develops into something bigger and more sinister to say to preserve the bond to preserve Brotherhood to preserve the

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what Allah loves, even though you're right. Again, this mostly happens in what worldly matters, okay? Because most of our arguments are in worldly matters, by the way, right? So when that's the case, stop, even though you're right. And Allah guarantees a house in Jannah because of it, that's much how much Allah loves it. So, yeah, this needs to stop as a person if your only intention is to win, or if you want to up in the way that you are doing it, even though the objective is good, but the means are false. You're being harsh, and you're ridiculing and you're putting down the other person this is not GDL bility here ACEN. This is not it. So when Allah azza wa jal says, odo Ila

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suberect Even in that Allah will hikma when Adel till hacer una caja de l'homme bility. Here as

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there is a progression here. And you don't begin to win arguments. By the way, I wanted to explain what that word where that word general comes from. Okay.

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Gender, right, is do you know, when you know, they take the fibers and they twist them to make ropes, and they keep twisting them until you have a really solid rope? That's gendered. Right. And you know what the pigtails are called? Did that. Right? Did that right? The pigtails. When you twist the hair right for

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ladies, that's to dial because it's twisted. So why is gentle which is an argument, right? Where did it come from? That it's as if he's Persian, who is arguing is perfecting and strengthening is arguing and adding to it to make it as strong as possible, like you make the rope very strong. That's what general comes from. So when you invite a person to the truth Dawa, what do you begin with didn't argument?

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hikma? Okay, meaning invite them in the best of way in the best of time, using the best words. You know, Allah revealed this to us. He's talking about this. He's talking about that. He's talking about this, invite them entice them. So they would love the truth. This is hikma. That's the first level if you find them not to be very responsive, you go to the second level which is a lot a little hasna here, bring on things that will bring fear into their heart, the Day of Judgment, death, okay, your life is going to end this is more evil has to frighten but in a good way. If that doesn't work, the last step is gentle. Gentle is what an argument you believe this Why do you believe that this is

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the right thing? This is what is missing from yours. This is what we have. This is the back and forth. This is what New Delhi salaam but he didn't start with that. Okay, this general progresses. So you find some times and this is again a point where to pay attention to is Dawa some Muslims when they want to start their Dawa. Not all but some Muslim when they want to start their Dawa. They started with gentle

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with disputes and arguments, right, especially with Christians out of influence of the debates that you see. Right? And remind me in Charlotte to tell you why this LF did not want to engage in debates or we can do this next week in sha Allah, out of the influence of the debates between Christians and Muslims. As soon as they see a Christian or missionary. They flip the Bible and say the Bible says here's the Bible says that you're wrong. You're with this and that you began with gender repeatedly. And when you push a person like that, they become defensive and they push back. That's not how you start. You don't know if they believe in it. They don't know You don't know if they know their Bible

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or not. Where's the motiva? And where's before that at ACHEMA? Tell them Islam is this this this? This don't move the discussion to the Bible. And now you're talking about the Bible. John said this Mark said that the apostle so this this, you're not talking about Islam here. We're talking about trying to disprove something. They why is he going to leave this to what?

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So here, hikma Marilla and then the title comes after?

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Whether to Jeju Alcatel buildability s and that is when your argument when you reach that level when you have to do this

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do it but don't mock, don't belittle, do it in the best of ways, do it and invite them to the truth. Right? And do it always with the intention that I want them to understand what the truth is. Now, yeah, we can get to it today in sha Allah when we're talking about, okay, maybe that's the last thing. And then next week in sha Allah will maybe finish that part the

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the set of hated disputes and arguments, they minimize the extensively. This is why a because the sooner was strong.

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Second, not to give a platform to those who want to innovate and corrupt. Because if I want to argue with you and dispute and let you Okay, let's sit in talk. Now you have a platform to say whatever you want. And as in Rahim, Allah says here third called Jerusalem,

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you don't sit and mingle with those who follow their desires, the innovators, you don't sit with them, you don't accommodate them. And you have to give them a platform. Because if you allow them to speak to things happen, you get to listen to what they're saying.

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And people around, you also get to listen to what they're saying. And now they be able to broadcast what they wanted. So they would immediately dismiss them, you want to talk about what I have no time for you or no interest in talking about these things. They were not weak.

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But they understood two things, one, that your heart is weak.

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And some of us become too arrogant thinking or, you know, we are egged on by other people, what if you're strong enough? You would listen? No, that's not the case. Okay, I would listen if there's a need. But if I understand that I'm a weak human being, I may listen to a Shubha to a doubt here and there, and I would adopt it and absorb it. So when we're talking here, about not sitting with the people of Buddha, that covers us still today, by the way, which is a lot easier to do happen today than it was in the past. In the past, he had to go to someone or somebody had to come to, and he could speak to 510 20 people. And that's it. Now you receive messages or you go online, and you

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could listen to any lecture that you want broadcasting any bid, or any insanity.

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And then it corrupts your heart. And it corrupts your mind. And you wonder why will you allow the tin. So they did never want it to corrupt their hearts and minds. And they never wanted to broadcast that belief to people.

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And interestingly, there was a nice exchange between

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a person who comes to Malik or himolla, to understand kind of the why they did not dispute. He comes to Malik Rahim, Allah and Imam Malik. And he says, Please allow me to sit and talk to you about this and that. He knows like, it's these types of foreign wrong beliefs. Let me allow you to sit and talk about it. So Malik asks some aces. And if you convince me, what should I do? He says, You follow me? And he says, If I convince you, what do you do? He says, I follow you. Isn't if after that another person comes with better arguments and more eloquence than us. What do we do is that we follow Him. As as we keep hopping from one person to the other like that, know the truth and follow it, that you

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don't get access to the truth by simply what listening to better arguments. That's philosophy and animal kingdom. That's unlike the dunya. The dunya you could open the door for arguments. This person has a view, this person has a view, you could listen, religion is not built like that. It's not founded like that. It's not based on consultation, meaning there's Shura and how to run things. But not sure in what is Allah? What is the prophet? What is sunnah? And then if we decide here, then it becomes so for us. And if that is religion, it is guaranteed that is going to keep splintering. So you look at the early sects in Islam and outside of Islam, they begin one and they splinter into

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257 20 Because everybody has better ideas than the one next to sitting next to him. Right.

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So we'll talk in sha Allah next week, we're gonna continue about kind of the, the importance of following the truth and eloquence and where eloquence is good and we're gentle is good and gentle is not will finalize in sha Allah that

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next week, and as we said in sha Allah next week,

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we're going to be meeting after Isha and Aisha will be at seven inshallah so suddenly can sha Allah easier for everybody. So let's pause here insha Allah and let me know in sha Allah if you have questions

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absolutely

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What that means

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for refusing some

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now

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it's

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okay not to argue meaning any or give Minister method question

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uh huh okay. So when So, let me understand your question When is general good and when is general bad?

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Now um, so when is general classified arguments, you know, when are they classified as good and when there are cliffs are classified as bad. So first of all the objective of it. So general to oppose the truth is sinful, to reject the truth. So Allah says something and you argue against it, you say hijab is mandatory, you argue against it, Salah is mandatory, you argue against it. So that is a problem. So rejecting the Quran in rejecting the Sunnah and rejecting the truth, that is a very problematic type of gender agenda to establish the truth is a worthy agenda. Right? So first, the objective, why are you doing this? Second of all, it shouldn't be for winning, because personal

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glory and poor person winning and your objective, you could be doing it. And your goal is defending Islam. But you also want to win.

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Right, versus somebody who's doing it to defend this lamb. And his goal is for that person to be guided, these are not the same things. Because if you only want the person to be guided, you will do it in the best of ways, and you could be more patient with them. If you want to when you want to demolish that person, right, you want to just evaluate eviscerate them. So it's important that you want them to be guided and to benefit rather than what just simply be defeated, even if they realize the truth on their own without your aid. So there is no personal glory in it. Third, inshallah the tools that are used in general, so for instance, there is no nothing that displeases Allah as a

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jewel in it just for the sake of establishing a truth, you commit sins, so there is no lying, there's no hiding of the truth, there's complete transparency, if you do that, and that is a worthy agenda. If it's missing these elements, it will be not worthy. So this is all we're talking about what?

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Religion when it comes to the dunya, it's different, it does not take the same priority. Sometimes it's just simply easier to quit. And sometimes it's easier to postpone the argument until the person is more receptive. So you have to understand the person and understand yourself.

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job better.

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Yeah.

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arguing for the sake of winning, but sometimes we argue, because we genuinely care about that person. No, no. So what's your advice? Or what's your feedback for us? Like, sometimes maybe we have some in our family, maybe

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we want to help them come closer to the truth. So how do we do it?

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Now, so if you have somebody that you really care about, and you want them to come really closer to the truth, and as you said, and when you get into an argument, you just automatically just want to win that argument. So to pause and then ask yourself, what is the best thing for them at this moment, it may not be to proceed with the argument, you could do see them that they are very defensive, very not ready. And that line of argument with them is just making them more entrenched in what they believe. So at best at times, right, just to simply stop, they're agitated, or that time is not the right time, this place is not the right place. So considerable law and what is best

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for them, because you could win an argument and we have that impulse, I'm just going to simply surround you and corner you until you can't say anything anymore. But you find out at the end of the day that it's not always logical. They're not just going to simply believe all the evidence because you brought them the best evidence something else is going on. So you have to stop and allow them that space and maybe come and visit it some other way. So again, it's not because I started this I have to win it is for your sake.

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You had

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mirror they're almost synonymous so that they get repeated to hear just to emphasize this. So when they talk about hustle man is for a person to be your opponent and you're arguing against him. Mira is to actually again argumentation so it's like they're almost synonymous. I'm not aware of differences of shades of meanings between them, at least in the way that he is using them.

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So let me say that there are a lot of questions right? Let me you had your hand

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explained to them, explain to them why you're doing that explained to them. And it's not an insult, explain to them that at this stage, you and I will be too angry for us to actually be able to reach the truth. And it's better you know, the direction of the prophets, Allah suddenly said, Let the hilltop Domi angry. So let's wait until that goes away. And then we can talk about it. And then the shaytaan is not going to be present and not going to say something that is going to hurt me. Am I going to see something that's going to hurt you?

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No, no, please go.

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Yeah.

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Yeah, yeah.

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Yeah.

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It's the most difficult is to it's to talk to your family members, that's the most difficult thing is exactly for what you said, because they know you, and you know where to push and how to hurt. But it's if you if you seek the path of you know, reform, you have to understand you have to pay a price for it. So you just have to have a thicker skin and realize that if you're the teacher at this moment, treat them as students and as students is not going to always be rational, not going to be always meaningful and what they say, but try Inshallah, to say that I'm going to give them these doses and let them be they can't maybe in be able to comprehend it all at this time, but later on

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the will and in time, it will happen in sha Allah so don't don't give up on them because at this particular moment, they can't later on may be able to insha Allah but just

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just anticipate and develop some thicker skin and distance and just excuse them because Allah Muhammad Allah comida enormous ly Allah ammonia ALLAH forgive my my poem because they don't know better so this person was saying that to you doesn't know any better so excuse their ignorance

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Do you tell me when we have to stop

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somebody Sure yeah

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oh yeah, of course of course and then you know piano can have like the Examine yourself and

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you can you can but sometimes it's doesn't matter what examples you give to them. It's they're still gonna argue with you right? So yeah.

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Yeah.

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Definitely right, the ones who are at the forefront of Islam or this hub of the prophets of Allah who had a he was definitely so

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Yanni there were fewer sabich Cohn among the later generations, but the majority of them belong to the Sahaba of the prophets, Allah Selim because they have the highest levels of gender and we said right as you if you remember when we said no one after them can achieve any excellence closer to them, so that the higher levels exist the Sahaba and it is said that the first people ever who will enter Jannah and the Prophet psilocin opens it unlocks it, but the people of humanity will enter agenda are the hygiene of all the people that ever lived in history that will hide urine will be the first people to enter

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like,

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was there something here?

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No,

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this was a human scale issue is discussed.

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Discussion is acceptable in sha Allah and I'll emphasize that in sha Allah next week, so when will come because it's related to this question. We'll talk about that in sha Allah 123 so that there is no doubt about it in sha Allah, you have some

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finally that's the last thing

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now

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say.

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Say

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to say

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things like that or make your mouth

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wider

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if you're

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living

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is obviously easier than knowing

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Okay, so I'll answer that next week is a good question sha Allah to bring into next week in sha Allah so make sure that you're there inshallah. Inshallah Zack Allah, behind the cash. Radiography vertical