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Thrown in a Well
(Tafseer Ibn Taymiyyah of Surah Yusuf)
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Learn Europe and Ireland mean. So that was saddam while at the moment the Fulani figure fulfiller, his name, the Bina Mohammed in Rada, and he was actually he is learning from cinematic martial law, you want to go to their struggling sisters, and welcome. This is the 13th lesson now that she should use of focusing a lot on what you've been telling me, I have a lot to say, in terms of the lessons and analysis that he put forward for this amazing school. We've got to the stage in the life of useless around where he's been unjustly thrown into prison have the machine and the Terminator serve is not known as ambiguous it could be for a very long time, it could be for a short period. But the
idea is to get rid of him, so that the scandal of the wife of ours is trying to seduce him. And also the women of the elite also being part of that scandal as well as kept from the public, if that's the motive behind putting you in prison. Allegedly, Allah then tells us that what the hollow man who said, you know, that when he entered prison, one
incident that takes place, once he's in prison, is that when he comes into prison today to other people, young people are also taken as prisoner. And they are now living, if you like, in the same prison cell in the same vicinity in prison. They come up to him, and they say, we both been having dreams. And one of them says Alani. I keep having this dream. What is the dream? As you know, I'm pressing one.
And I don't know what it means. The other person says, I had a dream
that I see that above my head, this bread is birds pecking away at that thread. Now, he said that, you know, when they telling him the dream, they stay at the end that we see you as from the what type of people Mycenae? Yeah, from the people that show axon. And the main meaning here, we said is that to somebody who does good to other people, so we're hoping that it can do some good to us, and in telling us the interpretation of history. So they already saw him as a upright decent person, also someone who has some intelligence about human wisdom, who perhaps could interpret dreams. The other thing we said is that you have to imagine, you know, the excitement that they're experiencing,
because they see this, they're seeing dream. In that dream.
Maybe the dream means that they're going to be free, you know, the prisoners, but things are happening in that dream, which suggests perhaps my freedom is just around the corner. Okay, so they excited, they are in anticipation of the dream interpretation. So they ask you to write something celestron tells him what to do straightaway.
But I will tell you, before the next meal comes, okay, we're gonna do that together for you eat that meal, you know, I'll tell you the interpretation of the dream meaning or to something before that, then I'm going to do the dream interpretation. This is where we are. We're used to Islam is giving them down. It takes an opportunity with a tool in front of him to now explain what Islam means to these two people. Like everybody else in Egypt at that time, they were non Muslims. Okay, if you tell me and I say is that, because usually Islam says that in the Tanakh. To me, let me let me know and I'll be
careful on that. I refrained from going along with the religion, the popular religion at the time.
A people who didn't believe in Allah, and they didn't believe at all in the life to come even says that they would wish raccoon. Okay. Aziz, the people of Aziz, Mr. Aziz, everyone in Egypt. Okay, here's a question. Do you say something? about any of it? Okay, in Iraq.
I never had anything to do with that whatsoever. So he starts off, okay. Firstly, by saying, take an opportunity to doubt. And secondly, the way he does that is what we're going to analyze. Now. What he said so far is that first of all, I tell you, my own personal story, okay. And I'm going to tell you that you guys are messed up. I'm going to tell you about myself. He said he will talk to me later.
Firstly, myself, you know, I wasn't really happy with the way people are living their lives. What is the reason that we're falling? I wasn't I wasn't having any of them.
Now I'm going to tell you what I follow. And the way he introduced Islam to them is by saying, Well,
what does that what does that mean that he
has happily apple? I'm following the regional. my forefathers, they're not just any forefathers' a giveaway
is harder than yaku. Most would have they already knew that there was a man on the table on him a great person. hanafy Yeah.
Right. monotheists Okay, he's following that religion. There is another religion and in fact, now is an assumption. It's not just any religion. It's got authentic chain of transmission coming from authentic known people, prophets of God.
And secondly, prophets, our main province because of Revelation, right, there is a revelation. So he's saying that people around me they follow popular ideas. I'm not having any I follow the religion of the prophets and the prophets, they receive revelation. And that is an infallible source of knowledge. People make things up all the time. As for revelation, that's an infallible source of knowledge. Okay.
Then he says,
Canada and Russia, we learn, we check then he says, you know, me,
and my forefathers, we feel that is not really befitting for us to do [???] with a lot. You see, the way he's saying that? He's not saying that shape
shift is wrong.
Or that is messed up. You know, what's wrong with you? He's saying that we felt intuitively in the film. It's not really right. Now, that's what we felt McKellen, Nana and Lucia kalila. Ming Shay as well as interessei doesn't make sense in any way, shape or form. Okay, that's emphasis that Okay, so now he's becoming way more direct.
Yeah, he's gonna be direct with criticizing the religion of the people the ideology of people starting out very large. Okay, so you say okay, doesn't make sense to us to do ship with a lot. This is the reason why we say martial law says that they weren't. Because he's criticized he should
that he says that he can in fact be law and this religion than the one that I got from a humanist salon. It is a form of a failover from a lot of the lesson
you know, it's very subverting in a very attractive way saying this is a boundary from God
and this is the way we perceive it. And other people should really think of it like that to Islam is a blessing from a bounty however
most people However, they don't appreciate total sugar almost
Okay, they don't so now it is becoming even more directly saying most people but you guys probably do you don't you should come to Allah not grateful to Allah for the bounty is giving you Okay, now it's two more verses the way he's going to now further the argument as to why Islam is the truth and why they religion is false.
So let's take that now Charla
banyuwangi Bismillah R Rahman.
Yes. See Jenny
you can do you wanna?
Yet also I have a surgeon. Now he's talking to them. And what is quite strange is I only talking to someone having a conversation with him. In the middle of that conversation, if you start saying to the person.
Yeah, me, you know.
You don't say yeah, mate. You know what, in the middle of the conversation you say that
Beginning right at the beginning, you know
something okay now Yeah. So you start at some level you have a conversation with them in the middle of the conversation he says yeah, I started a surgeon
Dr Xu said that why he's now saying yes I have a CD which means all my to prison phonies.
Yeah, first of all is very endearing kind way of putting to two criminals.
Criminals guys, come on, let me talk to you for a second is a yes.
Which is saying that we're all buddies in prison together. Yeah, there's a massage habit that is like saying we're close. How are we close? Well, the fact is, we're all here in prison. I might be here for a very long time. So we're close to this level. So there's a commonality between us and that's the fact that we are all prison mates. Okay, so it's a friendly approach. And secondly, starting any in the middle of the conversation with this type of introductory statement of you know, to friends let me tell you something,
I should say signifies that what I'm going to say now is super important. You know, I'm saying so if you're talking to someone and you know you haven't compensated and you know what,
my brother Let me tell you, the first video is really important now. Okay, so let me listen up the user is some is grabbing their attention again, in a very nice kind of way. Yes, I should be seated that our Babel motto would fly
the thumbs up of this
question now shows that this is the Hamza of his to some
degree a rhetorical question okay. So let me ask you to a question now right above are many rubs above is a brutal drop how many masters better than a law who is that he describes him with two attributes and worship?
What do you think is better seriously a genuine question
many different masters notice I didn't say more telefoon he said motor
difference between saying that there is a sailor from
saying that they are looked at and is saying that they are not just different they are actually different types of Gods as opposed to saying number of different groups. You see the same the different types of Gods you know, so let's say people somebody stars are godly, some people idols are godly. What else one of the things we believe are sometimes going to be
and it was very good Okay, so above so saying okay, stars
was idols What about our time what would you say some people take is
fire very good fire some so many things. But what am I now times you've seen people take these like a robe?
designs Okay. Very good.
Celebrities again, very good.
Money. Excellent. Yep. Anything else?
Now what about?
What about values? What about the value of freedom and democracy? Some people go to war, for social democracy in fear. Just like the police used to go to war for less than
So values ideas, some people believe they secret our badmotorfinger corner. Hi, Yun, and we learn who
are those better? Then Allah notice how he doesn't say better than our Rob.
There is a subtle point there, which I'll come to later on. He says Allah who is under worship, and worship means the only one. Yeah, the only one and the only one is also alcohol. Alcohol means one that conquers overpowers and subjugates everything else. So he's describing,
say, you know, they're listening to this question.
They think it's gonna make them feel uncomfortable.
Thinking about where they come from, they emotionally extinguishes all their life. And he's saying
it's a rhetorical question, what's the answer in their mind?
was the only thing we can think about that question?
Obviously, no, no, no, you're actually got point. So a couple of questions, a few brothers.
what's the what's the advantage of asking the question? a rhetorical question, which sounds is obvious,
over stating the fact outright, he could have said, you know,
one, all powerful of God is far better to but even then, many different types of gods.
He didn't say that. He asked a rhetorical question.
So question to you, brothers. Now? What's the advantage of asking a question and communicating a message, as opposed to maybe stating as a fact, my
brother, do you get the question first? Yeah, everyone clear on the question?
my writing said that. It makes them think about their own self.
good fun. Anyone else?
You're the first one no one realized.
Yes, brother back then.
Of course, he was Yeah.
Anyone else didn't answer
Very good. Mashallah clay
is more engaging. You know, what?
I was asking a question. Okay. I'm listening. Now. They were getting triggered. Very good. Very good. There's one. There's one concept in teaching and the I don't know the terminology, but they said that one of the most effective ways of teaching medicine is you get the person to come to the home to come to the conclusion by themselves,
is a very powerful way of educating others where you don't state the answer, you pave the way to the answer. When they comes to answer themselves in there's a level of conviction that I came to this my cell phone told me this, I believe this. Yeah.
The amazing things we're learning from the prophets are amazing. People don't forgive due time.
They don't give you time.
Okay, now this is one point that I thought to myself any Take it or leave it will know, that usually Salaam says
are many different rubs better than not one or the wrong? He said a lot. And this shows us that there is a distinction between our club here, and ILA.
What is the distinction? I mentioned that before that a verb is the master. Okay, the creator, the Sustainer. But the EVA is the one that people turn to, and then times of need in worship and obedience. Okay. So why isn't Islam and if that is a true or accurate reflection of what we can learn from that is, that is a different view of who we are who we are, basically. And secondly, the idea that one, and only should be worshipped is something intuitive as well, and is part of the Federal, because he's not in the way his argument is saying that. What do you think? Does it make sense? Which means any internally, what is your internal moral compass have to say about this
question? And the, the reasoning is quite strong as well. What's the reasoning? The reasoning is basically that if there was many godly figures out there,
then for sure that be a conflict of interest. One God's gonna say something the other side, you have a builder, and it just to make it clear what's being said, any even let's look at from a human level. Anywhere I work, for example, in my department is two managers. Okay. I'm one manager, there's another manager. Now, two managers, okay, and this good number of staff.
There will always be a situation where I say something and the other one just says thanks
You know, we should do this, or the opposite. And any a conflict is bounded because we're two different people. I don't think the way that person thinks that rewilding means that on one stage or another, you can have different ideas. And they're going to clash. And if that clashes in a work environment between two human beings, and it can have bad repercussions on the staff, and if because if they see the managers are in disagreement, they're going to be like, an opportunity to undermine them. And you know, go to one of them as I go to the other one says something else.
I'm not confident in them to manage me anymore, the kind of design and basic things do you see. So this can be on a human level, a human being can see that one person should be in charge of this,
this operation, they can extend that to the level of the whole universe. Many people in charge of the universe commoner doesn't make sense. One person, and not just one person. One, aha, all powerful, all dominant in charge. makes more sense. To see the quick Do you see any the power behind the reasoning of Islam?
We took a
look at it. They brought back one brother, can you rephrase it or taken from
the brother the brother? He doesn't understand me? No, I'm not good at communicating this first argument tell us
says hello. Say is
in this I was very appealing to the person's logic. Yeah. So he was saying that if there are many gods
so if there are many gods is is better than having one God? Yeah, you're saying that if there are many gods, and then there'll be a conflict of interest? Yes. Maybe whether the conflict of interest and if you put on some of that conflict of interest as an example, if you have a God of rain and a God of sun, yeah. And it's the God of sun wants it to be sunny and a God of rain wants it to be raining on the same day. And there's a conflict. Yeah, you can have the kind of sun Oh, God, it
And it's clear. And there's so many lessons can we learn from this one verse, okay.
About what if you say a football football team? Okay, seven plays, every man is
one manager, maybe a coach, you're gonna coach
up to date with the football
is no longer the manager.
But it's one manager right?
Same as me, the two managers
and they got to play again. And
okay, one manager says, you go up front.
Other managers you call in defense, come on, Conoco things. So two different managers and they want two different things. What's gonna happen in the game?
They're gonna go well, you're gonna go bad.
So that's always saying that any imagine ending on a football match if that can happen? And what about the universe?
like this What lessons we learned from this one verse. first lesson,
a worker deserving of love, the Lord said, obligation to seize opportunity to do now number one lesson we learn in producing Islam, that there is a an obligation to grab an opportunity to do.
So he's talking about here usefulness and I was approached by two people wanting to know the interpretation. He could have just said this interpretation.
He said, Now stay on a speech about Asana. Okay, he grabbed the opportunity, teaching us that we need to grab every opportunity to do that one, even in prison.
Second, as we mentioned, we can lump all forms of ship together
to use Islam.
He said, above the water.
You do ship with
other people, you ship with stars, other people deal with animals, whatever. All of them, essentially the same thing. Doesn't matter what you are worshiping. But the main thing is that you're worshiping someone other than Allah. Do you see the future
The ship is not really relevant here. They're all the same in reality, okay? The main thing is that you are worshiping someone beneath a lot, whatever the other thing is, is not really
of significance. The main thing is how could you worship someone other than on loss?
Okay, so is it lumping them all together?
They, so the third thing, and you don't so going back to the second thing, the second thing is very powerful because it's teaching us the relevance of the Quran in every time in every space, because the forms of ship change over time.
Go back to any profits that
you had people didn't ship with blood thinners
as well as the other items, and they worship them, they sacrifice them, they went to war for the
go back further in the tug of war sedessa. Yeah, who did people used to worship them?
Many, not many Israel, but the other people in Egypt, who are the worshipping
anon Buccola he said, I am your stuffed robot Lord the most time, people took him as an as a God. He was a god king. He was a god King. So people were doing shooting in a different way. In our time, the same thing, people are effectively worshiping
values and ideas like freedom and democracy believing that they are sacred values. Okay, no one can say anything against them. And we believe that humanity's salvation and development and any civilization depends on them embracing democracy, is that a fair point?
In fact, we'll go further, we will go to war to install democracy.
So the same kind of thing, the reverence or the value, just like the reference they had for Latin artisan learners, and they were willing to sacrifice go to war, you know, back military campaigns, like, same thing, oh, man willing to go to war sacrifice for this.
Yeah, same thing with a federal corner, but it's all the same. And that's how I give the confidence that our Lord told us about every single thing. And the guidance will every single thing in our path, and you just have to study it sincerely, properly. Okay. The third lesson, the importance of asking the right questions in Delve. Okay, this is
a bit of a long points we're going to make.
any the question that useful is asked, above and
he asked the pertinent question.
Now, if not, I should have said, so.
The reason you asked the question was to create shock in the mind to make them doubt, to make them doubt they own
ideology. Okay, as you can see them, once they're going to answer the question their own minds, right? What they're going to feel about their religion and the so called IoT.
What does that mean about what we believe?
Is got them in the state of doubt. Okay, that's the main if you like, purpose of asking the question.
So the, the actual question and the wording of the question was vital in order to make that doubt come back to
Now, that was regarding their ship in their times. Okay. We saw already another case of a
man comes from apostle Medina comes down either three prophets messages, situation is critical, they're going to be killed. This old man comes from the furthest distance of the city in Hays to try and make a case for them. And the same thing he does he asked a kind of rhetorical question, but this to himself, does anyone remember that question? He asks to himself
very similar to this question
in your in your rush man will be love topia.
So he says to them, that he's thinking aloud but he's in front of an audience. Was he saying to so?
Should I take and besides a law and
The day at which if that actual a lot of man wanted somehow to be for me, they couldn't do anything about it whatsoever.
Doesn't make sense to me. They say it openly. So people stop thinking and coming to the conclusion themselves same type of question. So we already taken another case like this.
Now in our trials, my brothers and sisters,
what is the critical question which we need to ask?
In light of the current climate, which is very, unfortunately, anti Islamic, Muslim traditions and beliefs are being targeted, maligned and cooled backwards, etc, etc, etc. What is the critical question that we should be asking, like use of Islam asked in order just to make the others think twice about what they actually believe first, before we make the case of Islam, which is going to come in the next verse? this juncture, which is let me ask you a question. Do you really think you're right, where you're coming from right now?
What is that question?
Okay, let me make it easier. So this,
you're viewing University, okay. And some
chap comes from the community study
inside and his book signing process.
And he's one that he that he goes, you know, what, I don't really believe in Islam anymore. Doesn't make sense to me. And you know, that should do
this, these things, you know, within the right,
or left. So and I believe, you know, that we need to live according to, you know, values that freedom, democracy, and this is the way forward to be honest, there's no such thing as this
slump on this business, because, you know, this is really the way forward the way basically the West and the valleys promoted the popular values of our planet. That's the way for so that's the way you live a good life. Okay.
Now, you are there, and you have to talk to him.
And we say, we're going to start by asking a question,
asking a question, which is going to cause a person to think twice about what they just said?
What kind of question would you ask?
Yes. Is he really correct? That you make
such a big
Okay, this is the right there, you make that call without looking at evidence? Okay. What do you mean, looking at evidence that
you came to this conclusion?
Based on what you've heard?
from people, maybe pressure from?
Other? Yeah, okay. So fair enough. So the brother said that, you know, you maybe you're making this decision without taking into consideration evidence isn't make perhaps you base your judgment on some because of personal experience? He goes, Oh, yeah, you know, my dad used to beat my mother, and tried to force me to get married as well, and I ran away and terrible violence or whatever.
So you admit that you want to be emotionally inclined towards this? And not based on evidence.
Anyway, don't talk about my past, okay. The fact is that these values, okay, that we believe in now, they are the way forward. Right? So let's walk this walk and give me that honestly. Think of the property now.
Right, finding common ground.
Okay, very good. So what's the common ground here then?
Trying to establish
Common Ground? Yeah, that's true. I agree. Your objective is to get there. That way, taking it step by step, analyzing the data.
So one thing you mentioned, which I've actually overlooked, yeah. Sasha the city. There's a common ground already being established. Yeah. Which is that? how well the way we're comedies were in prison together, spending time together. So we kind of prison buddies. Okay, we've established some common ground. Now the questions coming and the question is go
To make that person doubt Seriously, what they were what they believed what they believe.
that can you make up your own rules based on that? Did you come into this world by your own world?
Okay, that's good question. So
No, I didn't.
I think that might make him think twice. Brother said, ask the question, what did you come into this world by your own will?
Good question. Yeah. He says, No, I didn't. Bar. Okay. But, you know, The Big Bang Theory.
So, this is why I believe we came into existence from the Big Bang Theory. Now the thing is, is a good question nevertheless. Okay, it was nevertheless a good question. And so pound Allah the same question in?
Yeah, I'm holding home innovation.
And Hollywood, Julio, will you create your own self?
Who's gonna say yes to that? No one can say is an amazing question. And no one would say that answer.
Yeah, they'd have to say no, and then try to offer an explanation.
Very good. Okay. This is one. This is one good question that you've asked. So I just wanted to get you into the mindset. Okay.
Now, what are you going to say some
If this book was made, made by human hands, then there'll be many contradictions. So what do you need to pick up and be new? England English.
So you're saying your question would be that,
you know, I seriously that property. Have you ever found a contradiction of children? i?
Suppose, probably you would say no, and blah, blah, blah. Okay. So again, very good question. Now, there's something else. Okay. Something more pertinent, which is that we are constantly being told that some of our traditions are accurate. I'll give you three, three cases. Okay. Hey, john.
Hey, john, is an impressive piece of legislation in Islam oppresses women. Okay.
niqab, hijab, wherever. The fact is that niqab is a barrier to communication, or hijab, in general signifies the oppression of women. You have this
second example, new example, segregation, the idea that men and women should sit separately segregated, is wrong, and flies in the face of the value of equality. Okay, in fact, some institutions are so sensitive about segregation that they are, they're willing to enforce. Okay? The irony is that they're saying that you are enforcing segregation, so we can forcing mixed gathering. So the N word logic, so you have to mix the women have to sit next to men or women, or you can't tell people to sit segregated. Fair enough, you can't tell people to sit there waiting, why? Because segregation is actually going against the value of equality. Mr. Ryan saying this
is the reference to the value of equality. Am I right in saying that? Yeah.
Can you have to ask them what the coating is.
But anyway, is something caused by the recording enough
to quality can engender quality in this case, men or women are equal. So therefore don't
make any attempt to regulate them in a way that disadvantages one or the other. So they say that men single front women on the back communists against equality on equal rights the right there.
Yeah, so the the main thing is yen is based on equality, man, okay. second case, okay. third case, jihad.
Do you have a tough question? What's your view on Jihad? Just the question is
Soldiers that is predisposed in so many ways. I is so loaded question, what's your view on Jihad? Okay. Now, what happens in this case? Well people answered many different ways okay, but why did they answer in many different ways? Why do you find difficult to communicate? What do you not means but because there is a there is a any
an assumption, a belief that jihad is not allowed for you guys, you guys cannot even believe in a concept, which is jihad, whatever that means.
Okay, that is why people find difficult to communicate this answer. Am I right or wrong? And it is a difficult question.
Why is it difficult question? Because, you know, what's really allowed to say those kinds of things suggests that there is such a thing as you. So what could it be? What do they say that
you have the soul?
the heart of the soul. This is the Jihad that we talked about, we have to struggle against the shame bomb and our knifes, and of Is that everything? Everything? Everything that is
little bit more adventurous Mr. comes in. Since
you're such an extreme suit.
We're gonna be with you guys. Let me tell you what his
right to defend yourself. That's what it is. Someone comes and attacks you. You have every right to defend yourself.
Is that everything?
Yeah, that's right.
That person comes in and sees us.
What can I say? They. So that's the third case. Okay, third case? What's your view on by
now, somebody comes on to you and makes all those three claims. But all those three things hijab,
Segregation flies in the face of equality, jihad.
You guys shouldn't be allowed to do okay, or believe in something? What do you say to this person? One question to make them doubt. The
the premise on which they are asking that question, what is the premise that they are asking that question?
The values that I believe are superior to what you believe?
And that is why I have the right to question and to effectively interrogate why you believe what you believe.
So my brothers, what kind of question would you ask, in response to starting the dialogue? I'm not saying one question. And the whole thing
is, so I'm just going to start off the discussion in a way that makes that person think twice about what they are upon.
Whether you follow what I'm saying.
So one question that you put out into their mind is like,
how what question would you ask
them say, What if you're wrong? What if you're wrong, you're wrong.
But then we get more simple than that. We have your own
hashtag live your own life Come on.
You may be asked him, Have you
done your own research as to why we we encourage segregation or you know what?
So happy the brother said have you asked him Have you done your research in before you made this conclusion that this Islamics was it is that good blah, blah blah?
Maybe he said Yeah.
Now because these some of these people and they are those types of orientalist studies.
Okay. And then they are saying the things they are saying
that there is a level of study behind it sometimes.
Jackie, you want to say something? Yeah.
What we created
Okay, I can see how that would catch that person off guard, because it's totally, it's like a curveball is is he come out from nowhere? Your response is why we created?
Okay, that's interesting.
He doesn't believe he's crazy.
Yes. What is it that makes your values sacred and the gold standard?
He said, What is it that makes your values sacred?
Yes, it's superior, superior and the gold standard by which you should judge what the judge
thinks that's a good question to ask.
Okay, any other questions?
Any other questions yourself? If you have been
struggling to structure the question with my phone case, for one hand, we have now than there has to be a person.
If she could ask if you had to ask a question I was on. So it would be like
is all based on divine fact. Okay. And they pass the test of time while you by us might be okay. Here's one question I told you.
do you believe in
change? Or do you believe that? There has
to be a
safe? Okay, do you believe values are universal?
Your values? They change?
I said that my question would be Do you believe that is our universe? You know, that means when you say universal, it means that they true everywhere every time.
that's a that's a very good question.
there's another good question. Do you believe that you are universal? They would struggle to answer that I think anyway. So Okay, so here's getting some thoughts for myself, okay. The What the heck why said
I believe is perhaps the most crucial question to ask now times and that is who decides
what is right and wrong? Who decides? Okay, and I go through these cases one by one. Okay, one by one.
First case, hey, john is backward. Hey, job is oppressive towards women.
What do you mean, you know, cop telling them they have to cover up or just women covering up you know, their heads that way that they do signifies an element of oppression? I say okay.
This is the question. We asked, okay. Which is that?
Who decides that that is oppressive or not oppressive or wrong? Few things wrong? Yes. is wrong. Okay, who decides that that is wrong?
Is that okay?
Fair enough. I see your point. What do you mean? Okay, now the explanation.
We agree that people need to cover up to certain extent
to now, what the people in America or let's say here, UK what they perceive to be an appropriate level of covering which would exempt a person from the law of nudity, you know, they have laws against nudity and the person can't just be naked. Okay. You that's a criminal offense, criminal offense. So, okay, what how many how do you define
this or that? So it means we have our way of deciding
let's go across the pond to America.
They have a different set of guidelines. Okay, that say this is considered nude. This isn't considered nude. Go to Russia. more conservative place they say you need to be wearing a lot more than that. Okay. Otherwise, it's criminal offense. So hang on a minute. We agree that people need to cover up
and we differ on how much they need to cover off.
Should you agree? Yep.
Who's to say that we say this is how much you'd cover women? You say that is how much you'd call women who say who's right or wrong.
You get on
second case, on segregation, same things. Pamela.
Do you agree that men women in certain circumstances need to be segregated? No, I don't. What about toilets? Okay. What about school? Yeah, maybe there too. Okay. So you're saying that in certain times they do segregated?
That's what you're saying. Is that yeah, that's what I'm saying. So
you're saying that okay, football,
hockey? Yeah, definitely. Hockey.
SIM card? Well, maybe.
toilets? Well, we thought it was appropriate for them to be separate. But now, we're thinking not so good idea. What about transsexuals? and all the rest of it? Let's get one. Any a non gender toilet concept out there? And just look at the extent of this. In some Scandinavian countries, they are coming up with
this gender, male, female, and then there is option to take no gender.
How would you like to classified man? Woman or?
Daughter man? Who
could you be? Nah, man. Oh, yeah. Out of equality. You decide
to be a man or woman. Anyway, I'm just they call it I think they call it z, x and E series is real is happening. x e, a new gender?
New gender, whatever. So weird. It's difficult to explain, but it's happening.
So we believe here that
you know, there should be some segregation in sport. Whereas in segregation, do we find that society?
Changing rules? Very good. changing rooms, men, women changing with retail shops? Okay, so yeah, fair enough. Are you got that one too? Anyway, anything else? Say? Anywhere else You see?
Yeah, yeah. There's some level of service in certain schools or that go school? Girls and boys schools. Okay. hospitals,
hospitals to have women and men who
think they do.
Okay, so hospitals, sometimes schools, toilets, shops, sports. Oh. So you do in essence agree that certain in certain circumstances men or women need to be segregated? Do you agree? I agree.
But the thing is, UK believes this shouldn't be separated, this should be serious. United States actually believes something a little bit different. Okay, they believe that this is fine. This is not fine. We actually believe no, that's not fine. Russia, completely different take on things. They believe that any even streets for example should be segregated.
But this is different.
Okay, so we agree number one, and they should be a level of segregation. Number two, we agree that it differs from place to place. So I asked you the question Who decides which situation this should be segregation? Which situation they shouldn't be segregation?
was a tricky question to answer.
The difficult question to answer
them case of jihad.
What's your views on Jihad sitting there in the airport? being interrogated? What's your views on Jihad? Now? How should you answer a question like this? Same principle, same principle.
does do states have something called m od Ministry of Defense? Does all states have initial guns? Yes. Does USA have a damn right to do or not Russia? Yes, they do too. So you agree that a state
can maybe you believe they should have such a thing as a military?
degree? Yeah, I agree. I mean, that's the way things are. Everyone does have military,
military defense or whatever.
Okay. Now, do you also agreed that the operations of the military if the military department differ, they could have operations on any intervention on compassionate grounds compassionate were the only way they're going, for example, now that they are supposedly going to Syria on compassionate grounds. Okay, just say certain people from the
the evil of ISIS.
They could go, they could defend themselves, one of the purposes of the military is defend themselves defend the country, right. So that's another purpose. Like the London riots, I think to go the records of I think the cost of entry, or at least when the our IRA bombings are happening in London, the military record to go to defend the British civil rights. So you have different
operations, defense, military intervention, military intervention on compassionate grounds, sometimes military intervention, in order to preempt an attack, they believe when it came to understand that there was Iraq, rather, it was weapons of mass destruction, meaning a maybe an attack on our soil, we need to preempt you that mean, attack them, even though they haven't attacked us because we feel or believe they may attack us.
So what he's saying is, number one, every state does have the right to have a military wing. Second thing we agreed on that the military weight has many different operations, many different things that it does. Now the question, if you say that USA has a right to a mint, mot, the United Kingdom as a writer, Modi, Russia is Russia, Modi. Why Why do you say that? If there was, for example, a current state run and lived populated by Muslims, that those guys are not allowed to have that?
Why? Who? Who decides that? They these guys are not allowed to you will can. And you can do many different things with that ministry. But when it comes to you guys, you're not allowed to believe that you can have them. That's called discrimination. So the question rather, is why you why you discriminated against a particular
group of people based on their religion, which is effectively your question, which is, do you believe that you guys have a right to the same thing that we have?
Do you see what i'm saying is it makes sense?
But it's the same principle, which is who decides what is right and wrong?
Who decides what is right and wrong? So So
this seems to be one key question to ask. And the idea is just like useless, which is, I'm going to get you to seriously think about what you read
on a higher level of Washington.
Is that what you really believe? You don't believe that is true? Maybe we didn't really think that was true. Okay, so they now that's not enough. No, no, we're not gonna we're not just here to make people confused. We're here to make plant the seed of man. Okay. So now he moves on, and then he will say metabo Luna, you know, what you worshipping is just what you made up yourself. And then he explains what is Islam? So this question is just a platform in order to move to the next stage. Okay, we'll take that.
the last lesson, okay. We learn from justice. one verse is what is the crux of shift? What is it really, if we could really define it? Or make some Yani criteria that this is what I want to say is this shift, okay, that we learn what that is here. How so? Usually Salaam says, Do you not think that? So do you think that many different masters are better than Allah but not just Allah? Who is Allah? You mentioned?
The one who is all powerful, overpowering concrete, which teaches us that the way they were doing ship, okay, is that they believed that there was something else out there that could independently benefit or harm meaning it had in
trinsic power independently. That is when someone feels this thing is super natural, independently can help me without recourse to anything else. The store independently will bring me good fortune. Okay? When someone feels like that about something, it follows with.
Yeah, the person who loves that thing, or that thing fears that thing and does whatever that thing really is.
Okay. Now this is made clear in the Quran in so many places.
What is that thing? The idea and that shift is when you believe something independently will help me Can
and I'm going to go through some verses here.
Verse number 76.
Allah subhanho wa Taala says, a terrible dude. I mean, do lahemaa young licola Barranquilla and afar say do you worship besides about something which has no power to what have you or to benefit? How people benefit you sort of describing what you're worshiping? And what the law says you are worshipping this thing, which doesn't have the ability to do this. Meaning you believe it does have the ability to do this. But what is that harm you or to benefit in?
Verse number 71, in Surah, Al anon, or another and we do
a fair amount whether you're gonna say, are we to call in something besides a law which could neither help nor harm us? Same thing. You call him on something that can neither help you or harm you meaning and he independently supernatural power?
versus Oh 188 in sort of the power of cold and liquid LFC
Baba Illa Masha Allah see. Now the prophets have also been instructed to say this, I possess no power to help how to harm my own self. In a nutshell, except for Allah wills. Do you see her same thing? Again?
Another example so the Eunice 106 while a teddy bear du de la Himalayan Fabrica. Voila, whether you look, this is a very, very popular
not just a powerful verse, but quite a stern harshness because the profits and losses being addressed in a lot of thing to the profits of a lot of artisan Do not call on something besides a law, which can neither help you, or harm. Does the President need to be told this? Of course, no. But it's emphasizing the magnitude of doing something like this, and what is that thing to believe something out there can independently harm or benefit you. This is the crux of the ship.
And this is just the first few examples that came up in a list of 36 verses
36 mostly all of them are like this work 36 verses when I was searching it came up was the nice thing is so many times, this is the ship that you believe, and that is why it is something that we can see in every time and every place is not connected to idols, not not connected to just physical tangible things. It's the feeling and the belief, and the feeling and the belief.
They any questions on what we discuss of
anything not make sense?
Question by it's like,
there's a problem with the question how you work the shoe. How would you address that?
example example like,
what do you think devices? Yes.
Yeah. What do you think?
They so any, you can apply the same thing? that
it goes without saying any what I think about them.
And you don't even need to say
is it silly question. But the point is that you can use the same reasoning, which is that, you know,
what is it exactly that you find the most problematic about them?
This is a key question, because it seems the having the most problematic thing is that the idea that Muslims are conquering, implementing Sharia, though they are not doing that, but the idea that they aren't doing that is
We find the most troublesome
same thing that they saw Sharia laws. Everybody knows. Yes. Okay. Do we all agree on the laws? No, we differ considerably. Okay, who decides what laws are right? Which
agree is the same reason? Who decides what is right? Just need to develop any some knowledge of those particular details. But the the line of reasoning here, I think they can apply to everything
alone. Any other questions on anything we've discussed so far?
say what he was talking about. It's typically something can help independently
work independently, because we cannot share that belief realize the source. But the I mean,
not actually believing that That in itself
independently helps equalize the source by using that
Using 10 isn't
just one question, why is that word independence? Yeah. The word I used independently is what it means is that the person believes this thing and independent of a lot of our independence a lot is doing certain things. Okay? Why is that because this is what it says and if you don't believe that this can help you or harm you, this thing cannot help you. Why do you believe that?
Okay, so I'm talking about the crux of
everything you need, is this plus everything so like the prohibition of using a talisman the prohibition of you know, bad omens the prohibition of making an oath in the name of other than Allah. It's there everywhere. So anyway, is it mind shift to make an oath in the name of the law to Nevada, say on my mom's stuff
okay, well, what do you take an oath in something of significance? Okay, something of real important significance
only real thing of significance everything else is insignificant.
So now you're going to say I'll take an oath by something other than alone. And that thing cannot do anything to be honest. But by stating it in a way of making an oath giving the impression that that thing does have some power to help or benefit independently a lot yeah
Believe it or not yeah
Yes. So you have to distinguish between any someone doing ship and classify this issue and someone doing it without
was no ship is mean is not how long Yeah, so saying for example, this is why they distinguished someone goes to the
goes to the grave
okay. And it goes out to the person in the grave helped me I mean, this situation what do you mean by that?
I mean the stuff that a lot he's a saint, okay. He can help me when he's trying to say that he this person especially proud to be able to help me
I mean, Allah will allow him to help me as okay that's good.
Okay, that's better because they never used to do that but the commands and all the rest of this
so yes, there is a tough scene basically based on this
you see this is a criteria which is affecting the routing
what is based on is based on any what the person and the bill feels towards this thing
What do you feel towards the enemy believe they think independently help you
or any harm you any decision? Whether it's the same whether it's a star whether it's dead living, whatever? If you say that no, no, a law allow that thing to then
where does it say that?
And you're right, it doesn't say that anything is wrong. That's why
I love that makes sense. It makes sense.
what do you think?
Okay, we're gonna just gonna go on too much.
Let's move on to the next verse and we'll finish with this matter. I mean dude, he Lesnar and Sam need to move on to
verse number 14
useable Islam now it will
make them doubt about their religion is going to reason the truth of Islam to them. How does he do that?
Well, first of all, it makes another criticism.
And you guys that has been very direct takodana. You guys, all of you is in gem Arizona, okay? All of you guys, you worship beneath him. Allah subhanho wa Taala, which you already just agreed is alcohol and washing
things that as they are just names, and not just names, some may move on to that you made up those names. What about your forefathers?
What does that mean?
You will ship
names that you made up.
Oh, and your forefathers might not
realize when I said
he said they only worshiped in reality made up names like lat and Rosa, which will words that denote divinity, supernatural power go to
divinity, supernatural powers for God's word, either here, but the thing they named was so full of that, meaning that the only thing that remained was the word itself. It is like a person who eats an onion skin and called it lamb meat, the only part of life of the person he was the name lamb as what he ate was anything but
this way of negating the gods being Gods is far more profound as it states that they have no shade of divinity whatsoever.
So in saying that, those things you said, I've got everything going godly about them is the name you gave them. There's no gods that far away from being gods. Yeah, that the only thing that remains is the godly name that you gave it, their notion of divinity, what so ever.
They, and there's one quote from him, and he said, what they worshiped is therefore, in reality, a main figment of their imagination that they thought of as quite critical, isn't it? And it's been really critical. It's not saying what you believe is wrong, is a you made up your own self.
image of yourself. It just means that you are your father's natural makes another interesting point and he says that the addition of
it kind of makes it easy on them to accept the argument. How so? When we say that, basically, you know, when he comes in and says you buddy up yourselves or your forefathers, it kind of allows them to say yeah,
instead of saying you, so you and your father in your dad's man, the Roadhouse, Bailiff stuff, and they made us believe that Santa Claus wasn't real. Yeah. So it's kind of making it easier on them to accept what he said. Okay.
Mountains and alarm we haven't so far. And then another criticism. The reality is what you worship, made up stuff, burns it along, because have been a law has not sent down any authority for that. Okay? Meaning that belief and ideology is not based in Revelation.
Had it been based revelation, it would have been valid, it could have been valid. Okay.
That's why the next part makes so much sense when he says in a law, the law, he just said that there is no legislation for your religion, in Revelation.
Only a law can decide what a religion should be for the people. And that makes so much sense. I mean, what is religion? How to be with God, right? what God wants from you. That's essentially what religion is teaching you what God wants from you. Who can tell you what God wants apart from God Himself. No one can tell
in SharePoint Allah only Allah can tell you, what is the meaning what is the right religion? Only aka
Mr. hawkin. Now, after all of this criticism, does he introduce what is Islam quite amazing, can be unbelievable. Anyone short statement now captivates what, what Islam means.
He, Allah, as ordered, and in what?
In the year that we don't do anything except worship Him alone rather, that you worship him and him alone. That is what it is to worship a law and Allah alone, no one beneath him. Okay? That he can do
that what I've just described to you, in our choices, as opposed to what you believe that is at the that is the religion and
what is upright. And you can also mean, not just upright itself, meaning sound, but it makes everything else around itself to
make everything around the assumption that we can deal by you while our kin, excellent. Most people don't know that.
Most people don't appreciate that, at the end of the day with a warning, saying you guys know that you're not going to appreciate it, you're not going to accept it. And what seems to be the reality is that they've never believed
that it was believed and have accepted the doubt hold on this way. Seems to be the case for the rest of the story later on. That little accepted is now
what we learn from this, okay, actually, let's do the exercise first before finishing
in the passage so far into that, obviously some how many times does he criticize the ideology of the people? How many people read Okay, in these verses now? I'm going to bring up the verses of authority as well as want you to see how many times does use of Islam criticize the people's religion? We live together in fact, I got sick of this.
Okay, so he starts off
by saying it means to be
renewed a villa, you have to be careful. Indeed. I have left meaning I have nothing to do with the religion of the people who don't believe in Allah in the hereafter they certainly don't believe is a criticism of the religion.
Okay, can you keep coming here? This one? Yep.
That's number one.
Because of time, this is
a big deal we can say.
Yeah, so we can say maybe two witnesses. One, let's be generous. And
Ebola Hema was halfway apple and I have followed the religion of my forefathers if it has happened. jacoba insula is that criticism of their religion?
explicitly Muslim Islam, okay.
Canada and Russia be learning shame. It's not befitting for us to shift our mind any way shape or form to that person to
that can be fun to be learning arlena does he want to keep the excellent mercy law issue? That's a father of a lot of us meaning me and my two brothers our profits as well as people in general and most people are not grateful to Gulf Christian
man, dude, I mean, dude, he last man.
Another company man that along with one
Okay, so what do you say you made up yourself? your religion? Are you following those popular values? You may have yourself is that criticism?
Yeah, how many is that? Fine.
Okay, it took him down in the trunk of his car line alone doesn't seem to be in criticism, they really explicitly anyway.
Terrible idea. And Allah is ordered all of you to worship him and him alone. Normally a Christian then then he can deal with
the pain that is the upright religion. explicitly is that criticism.
implicitly, not explicitly, explicitly criticized
what I came back from,
most people acknowledge, is that criticism established.
Six times he criticizes the ideology of his people, even though most likely he's the only Muslim in the country.
And I was part of thinking about this, I said to my wife that and he's proud Allah unbelievable. Put aside the fact that the problems, the fact that he is critical of the prevalent ideology at that time, teaches us two things. Number one,
he doesn't suffer from an inferiority complex.
Sure, and you're the only Muslim in the village, everyone around you.
Your wife is in the cloud. with difficulty now I think we should take you off here. Pray no mustard? No, can we mostly do nothing? Slowly, slowly, I need you to start to either relax your snowmobile, and maybe over time, perhaps developed an inferiority complex by yourself? Are these people actually better than me? They're so kind, courteous bla bla bla bla. And this is the reality. Unfortunately, we suffer from an inferiority complex. That's why I find it difficult to answer the questions, because we assume in our minds that they are right about this thing.
Because I am inferior and this is a post colonial mentality, etc. So, number one is a power law, the fact is critical of the prevailing ideologies shows that his head does not suffer from an inferiority complex. And the second thing It teaches us that is
That is non soprano life is a deed that can be practiced by even one person living in the worst situation possible. Unbelievable. And in a religion, a system that can be practiced even by one person living in the worst case scenario that shows the canny,
miraculous nature of
that certain systems, they fall apart in certain circumstances, they can't work any I struggled to find example, because of my lack of knowledge. But any a simple example, person has a diet, okay? He's an adult, he was trying to lose weight, immediately, certain things he can and can't be. So few days go past he's able to adapt, but then he runs out of money.
Can't afford those chicks anymore. So call us today collapsed. And either die is not designed in order to incorporate that type of situation, we run out of money. Okay, so a collapse, but something else happened. So the system is, is unable to cope with certain circumstances.
And this is something that you don't find Islam, and it will living in a Muslim minority. Okay, but yet we're able to practice our religion in such an amazing way that there's only very few things that we can really practice and those things that we can't practice a lesson we're not obliged to practice because we can't.
I mean, the dynamism of Islam, any one man living in a prison is
able to practice Islam, amazingly. So it shows us that Islam is a miracle among that it came and they allowed someone to be faithful to it in any situation. Okay. Now, the other very important thing we'll finish with this is look at that when it comes to Panama.
Now, because it's difficult to quit, be critical of
the things that we see around us, because we will become labeled or banned or maybe worse, in prison. The The effect is having is that that was changing.
Some people prefer now not to be critical whatsoever of non Muslims and the ideologies of the non Muslims. They prefer just to teach Islam. Let me say this, I'm sure if you think about it, you see, this is quite clear. Now. Some people have made an active decision of not going to be critical of what's going on around me rather just promote Islam as best as I can.
Is that really right according to that all the prophets was in a difficult for him to be politically I mean, come on. Okay. Everyone is isn't wishing and you're, you made up. You made me. Come on. Thank you. So that's one response, the second unfolding
The response is that because so difficult to be critical of Kufa and the COVID
will be critical of other things will be critical of foreign policy, illegal rules, rendition, torture, these are all wrong. And I'm quite happy to denounce them. And I'm quite happy to do electronic we're happy to, you know, speak up in the name of justice. Very good.
But what the prophets critical of the misbehavior of their people are worthy critical of their beliefs.
What were the critical beliefs spamela hygiene, all the prophets focus on what you don't worship Allah, you live in Kufa, this is wrong, I will be critical of this, and how critical they were. And the use of Islam. how Allah six different direct criticisms, focusing all on not, you know, oppression, misbehavior, bad habits, but on the conflict,
your belief is wrong on so many levels. And I'm going to explain that to you. And it teaches us that we need to align ourselves with the Tao of the prophets. And the fact is that we have to speak the hub
with wisdom without a shadow of a doubt. But what is saying the hat, the profits of the hack, and what they said, what they did, is what we have to do. And the moment we spot instances where we're actually not doing what they did, we need to admit, this is the main thing and make that we are at fault. Don't make excuses and say any situation is different now. And you know, the Times have changed that these are profits sent over many generations to many different people in many different cultures. And they said the same thing.
As if I was saying you don't come up later on and say, we're gonna
change now. Calm one, all of those profits over so many, many hundreds of years. And now with one exception,
so we don't qualify on either we are have mentioned coming down. And one of the main ones now that if any, as a Muslim, you have to be critical of the disbelief for people and you have to bring them to Islam. Okay, and you cannot be silent on people accepting and living in disbelief, because it was the mechanics of that. And you have to be critical of that. And that has to be a big portion of your doubt the moment it doesn't become a big portion of your doubt. You have any you have shortcomings. Yeah, you have shortcomings. alarms. Are we finished? Yes.