Channel: Assim Al-Hakeem
Day 1 Session 3 Part 3
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far exceeded the whole Ouma let alone Rama, may Allah be pleased with him. So the Hadith indicates, and it is suitable for the chapter of a man that in the dream The prophet SAW Allah His salatu salam, different people and different levels of a man. When we come to dreams,
a lot of the Muslims are
captivated by dreams. I get so many questions, share, I saw this and this and this and dream. And someone, sometimes they give me the timing. After I pray fudger and before I go to work, I saw this dream. I don't know what should I do calibrate my interpretation? According to the timing GMT or local time? I'm not sure what should I do? And they are so obsessed.
Sure, can you give me an interpretation? I say I don't have knowledge in it. Okay, do you know someone who does?
I said, I don't know anyone Arabic speaks English. So can you can you translate?
So what is the ruling on interpreting dreams?
One, it is soon. The Prophet used to ask Allah salatu salam. However, one must not ask about any negative or bad dreams.
Meaning shift I saw something bad happening to me. I saw dragons running after me. I saw that I was bleeding and dying and I died. And I woke up and said okay, well your life.
These are shade, panic, dreams, satanic dreams. These are not from Allah azza wa jal or glad tidings either, from Satan to depress you.
By I saw good dreams. So I saw that I am in an ocean and iocked and having fun. I saw that I have money, I show that I'm healthy and competing, something that made you wake up happy.
What to do, there is no problem in asking people to interpret. But there is a condition. Do not ask except someone who loves you.
And would interpret it in a good way.
Because there is a hadith that stated that the dreams would come as they were interpreted.
So if you say I saw myself and iocked and it was beautiful weather and the sky was blue, and the man who interprets it to you, you tell him you think that he's he loves you. He said you will die drowning.
And by the way, this this happened in front of me, a friend came and asked me about his dream. He was flying and he was happy. And another man was sitting listening to it. So I told him Well, I don't have knowledge in dreams, the other man jumped in said you will die in a plane crash.
Maybe he was joking.
Maybe he was not. But you should not talk without knowledge or without being positive. Because this is something that may affect your brother.
Someone negative would come and look at this hadith if I want it to be negative. And I said oh, the prophet SAW Omar dragging his garment. And whoever drags his garment below the ankles, he will be in health sarcoma.
Hope to see I do not hear me say this they will take it and misinterpreted This is nonsense. The Prophet himself explained and interpreted his dream by himself. So this again shows us that the people of
Islam they very
much and less strong and weak. According to abiding by
etc is a part of
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as part of free
What is meant by hyah?
hyah is mentioned in the very beginning one of the branches of Eman higher in English, the closest it comes to bashfulness or shyness. shyness is may not be the appropriate word, you know, I'm shy. Come and speak here here and give us a sermon. I'm shy.
This is not bashfulness bashfulness is
one motive that is inside you, which prevents you from doing anything that may tarnish your reputation. So if I'd like to dance in front of you now,
no problem, no music, nothing.
But within tarnish my reputation. Someone says I'll give you 100,000 ringgit, that's as it sorry. My bashfulness prevents me from doing so. I have higher so and it prevents me from refraining from doing what is a must. So I see someone smoking.
My religion tells me to tell him my brother smoking is haram May Allah will guide you and me to the straight path, not the convention, but it is.
So I tell him, Hey, this is this is haram. But then I refrain Why? I said I'm bashful. No, you're a coward. There's a difference between bashfulness your true bashfulness should make you order him not to do it. So when you come to the
characteristic of bashfulness it is an essential part of our religion. The Prophet says AlLahi salatu wa sallam, every religion has holub has a moral conduct a specific moral moral conduct and the moral conduct of Islam is an HIA is bashfulness.
And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told us that
the people among the things that they have learned from previous religions, if you do not feel bashfulness, do whatever you want, which means that the thing that prevents you from falling into sin is what is bashfulness so many things we want to do. But then we refrain because Harlem no not because of Harlem, because I am ashamed of Allah. I am bashful that people would see me and say, Oh, he did this and he did that. So it is one of the best of luck that a person can have. It's the best feature of a woman to be bashful
is the beauty of a woman to be bashful. And even if you have Miss Universe wearing Hijab coming to you without bashfulness She is the ugliest woman on earth.
I was once I told you so many times here in Malaysia. I was once in a lecture and after coming out from them Sala from the masjid to women in hijab came to me. Salam aleikum. Wa Alaykum Sam I'm lowering my gaze, not looking at him pretending to be a good Muslim.
share his sokola for the lecture Baraka Luffy come share, can we take selfie?
Well, like I said, sister, you're with me in the lecture. I was always I always mentioned this issue for sisters and brothers that have the highest. How dare you ask me for a selfie?
I know it's haram but both of us.
Yeah, there is no seclusion. Am I a taxi driver? Both of you are coming. It's it's hard. Being the Lord Haram. Both of you is Helen. What kind of Islam people use nowadays. Look how Chopin plays nothing beats a woman and makes her more beautiful wishes. bashful. Her voice doesn't come out. Some of the sisters come to me face to face and asked me looked me into the eyes. Hey, why are you looking?
I gave a lecture in one of the universities. And after the lecture was over, the coordinator came to me and said Mashallah, they love your lecture, but one of the professor's she's a female. She's very angry with you. She says Why?
What did they do? She said she asked you a question of
To the lecture, you answered her, but you did not look at her. She's a man marrying.
Am I proposing?
Why should I look at her? She asked me a question I answered, I was looking at the ground. No, she said she she was offended. You should look and have icontact
She is hijabi. What kind of Islam are we talking about?
The Prophet Allah azza wa jal of Prophet of Allah Moosa in the Quran, the woman who came to him, invite him to talk with her father, how did she come? She came walking in bashfulness. Allah says in the Quran, Tim, she, Allah stay here.
How did moose tell her to show him the way
in the deaf seed, he said to her, I'm going to walk in front of you. And you throw tables to my right or to my left, not even speak, so that I turned right and left another direction. Here, which one comes to you?
Show me the way.
What is this, therefore when you come to this hadith leave him as higher bashfulness is part of your religion. When you have a man coming in, he has the audacity to expose his hour, or to do heinous acts or to speak in bad language or to come even to make a stand up comedy. Nowadays, Muslims come and make stand up comedies, they insult themselves, their wives, their religion, their family, their community make fun, and they make Joker's of themselves. Do they have higher?
When I see in the news, some of the cafr presidents of the super powers speaking does he have higher in his face? You can tell that Islam is a beautiful religion, when you see the followers of Islam having this great.
And there are different types of higher.
The greatest and the best is a higher
In front of you, I feel a lot. Right? The best type of hire is when I am behind closed doors. No one was watching. This is problematic. Abdullah even Norma may Allah be pleased with him. companion, the son of Romano hapa, great companion, the brother of the mother, the believers have sought, meaning may Allah be pleased with them all. One man said to him, or Abdullah, even by Allah, Muslims, and Islam are well,
as long as you are among us.
Even Omar got angry when he said fear Allah.
Do you know what your own sibling, your brother from your father and mother? Do you know what he does? When he closes the door at night on him? Do you?
You don't so how do you claim that I'm a total stranger to you? that Islam and the Muslims are in good hands? As long as I own them? What do you know about me?
And this is problematic when you have people defending others whom they do not know.
What do you know about me? I didn't know that you that bad shape? No, I'm not that bad. But seriously, what do you know about me? Nothing. What do you know about him? What do you know about this diary, this scholar, this Imam, you don't know except what you see. So we judge what we see. But without the advocate without the hope of higher. We ended up having problems. And we ended up having a lot of deficiency in our Eman. You also have higher from your parents.
So you respect them. You don't want to anger them, you have higher from the angels. When you're alone. The angels are watching you and this is why the Prophet nssm when someone said to him, oh prophet of Allah, can I sleep nude?
When I'm alone, he told him a lie is more worthy of being ashamed of so the angels as well.
They watch you they record what you do.
And there are a lot of things but also there is
a lecture on higher that you might find on YouTube.
But seriously, we have to raise our children on this beautiful hope. We have to adopt it ourselves in our homes,
when mothers do not appear to their children in indecent clothes, Allah in Surah 10 nor, or the children the infant's to seek permission to enter the chambers in three timings before fudger and at the time of known where you relieve yourself and feel comfortable for napping, etc, and after Salah delineation for what for decency to be built in the children and they know what is our and what is appropriate and what is not appropriate.
Chapter 14, the statement of Allah azza wa jal, but if they repent by rejecting
and accept Islamic monotheism, and perform a solid and give Zakat then leave their their way of free three rated
Muslim sisters have
said, I have been ordered by Omar to fight against the people until they testify that one has the right to be worshipped, but Allah and that is a loss messages of loss while he was selling them, and over the periods perfectly and live the obligatory charity. So if they perform that, then they save their lives and property for me, except for Islamic laws and then they are reckoning accounts, will be eaten by
by this hadith is extremely important to know
the importance of judging people. How do I judge others?
Do I bring a knife and cut them open to know what's inside their chests? Know, the Prophet says Allah is Salatu was salam, I was ordered to fight people until they testify. Now you tell me how many people testify while they are disbelievers.
fewer, a lot.
Hello, a lot, especially when there is an army standing at the gates saying either you become Muslim, or we will fight you. And this emphasizes
the claim of the orientalists when they say that Islam was spread by force, and by the short, does it not?
See, by this Hadith, we are either you accept Islam or I will kill you. So
do you give me any options, but you have to go to other Hadees. Now there is a difference between their power
for the masses, and then
for the individual. So I meet someone outside
in a mall. And I say,
testify that there is no god worthy of worship except Allah and that the Prophet is his seventh and messenger, or I will kill you.
This is unacceptable.
And it's an Islamic because the Prophet did not do this and they saw some on the individual level. So what about this hadith? Again, that assumption?
What about this Hadith, the Hadith is about the masses. And it's not about our times. This is addressing a time of power and strength of the Muslim ummah. Now, we're at the bottom. So we do not go to Catholic countries and tell them accept Islam or we will fight you
know, at this time we have truce, we live in
peace, but if the Muslim Ummah rose up
became as strong as is used to. In this case, we move into offensive jihad.
And what is offensive Jihad? offensive jihad is to spread the Dawa. To those who prevent it from reaching and to liberate the people and the lands, but it is not to conquest and conquer. It is not to take and rule rather, as mentioned in the Hadith go and march in the name of Allah. And if you meet people, call them to Islam, call them to La ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasul Allah show them Islam shows them, show them how beautiful it is.
If they rejected they said, No, thank you, not interested.
What should you do? The Prophet said that Islam, then inform them, that in order for you to stay in your country, in your homes, to rule yourself to enjoy life, you must give us jizya taxation, as instructed in chapter nine, surah Toba
and this taxation, your hand should be the lower and our hands should be the higher so it's not the opposite. You give us and we take no. We take and you give us the lower hand.
Why am I giving you taxation? This is not fair. It's my country said yes. But with this taxation. I as a Muslim country, as a Muslim army will give you protection. So you live safe and sound in your place. In any army coming to attack you you do not fight. It is our responsibility as Muslims to fight and defend you.
Yes, but the taxation is high. It's no no no, it's not high. I give Zakat more than the taxation you give me.
Muslims pay zakat more than the taxation and Zakat is upon a man a woman a child, an orphan, a person who is insane. It is on any kind of wealth accumulated and whole year passes.
While taxation while jizya the taxation is only upon who the working man
elders don't pay, children don't pay women don't pay and a small
so in defiance, nope.
I'm not gonna give you a penny. In this case, the Muslim Ummah is ordered to liberate this region, this country show that only Allah is worshipped and the law of Allah is established.
This is how you understand this hadith from other texts. So the Prophet is indicating and highlighting not the process
of 123 he's just highlighting to you that my message is to get the people out of darkness into the light by testifying, that there is no god worthy of being worshipped except Allah azza wa jal, and that Mohammed Salah Salem is His Messenger and to offer prayer perfectly, and give the obligatory charity which is occurred. So if they perform that, then they have their lives and property
from me, except is it from me,
except for Islamic laws, and then their reckoning and accounts will be done by or to Allah azza wa jal. So again, the reckoning
is on the Day of Judgment, which means that there will be levels of a man and if you go to this ayah This is Seurat, a Toba for interval welcome salata. zakaat for Hulu sebelah home, let them go. Because if they repent to Allah zildjian if they accept Islam, and they pray, established prayer, and they give Zakat, then they become Muslims. And this is an indication that it is not my mission in life to judge you.
So said yeah, he prays with us in the masjid but he's not a true Muslim. He is a hypocrite. He's a Kaffir. How do you know
those who enter Islam cannot exit it without proof that stands in a court of law.
This is why sisters always send me questions or share my husband is abusive.
Okay, no problem. And he's rude.
No problem. I've been married to him 20 years and I don't love him.
No problem. He doesn't shower, except once a week.
You can use perfume.
And he doesn't pray.
So she wants me to tell her because he doesn't pray that he's a Kaffir, then your marriage is void, so you can go. But this is not applicable. Because he's a Muslim. In order for us to take him out of Islam, there are conditions to be fulfilled. And there are obstacles to be avoided. Without that I cannot judge a person. A brother sent me a message, an email a few days ago saying that I'm worried about my parents. They don't pray. And I've asked him so many times to pray, and they do not listen to me. I'm afraid that what would happen if they die tomorrow? Will I inherit them?
This is what concerns him most, because we know that a Kaffir cannot inherit a Muslim. And a Muslim cannot inherit a calf. So what to reply to him. I said to him, as long as they are Muslims, the default is that you can inherit them. Now in order for you not to inherit them, you have to prove that they're Katherine. And this is established either by them confessing saying yes, we don't have any belief in Islam, or by fulfilling the conditions. Meaning that if the Muslim ruler brings them and says, you have to pray, and they said, No, we will not pray, what are you going to do? The Muslim ruler shows them the short, and he said, if you don't pray, I'm gonna chop your heads off.
And they say, Okay, we'll pray that Muslims, if they insist, for three days, or so many time, and they do not pray, and they know that they're going to be executed, now they become full fledged Kaffir.
But other than that, you cannot just simply because of a statement, a man said, you deem him as Kaffir.
The query requires a panel of judges, and they interrogate maybe he has something that he thought was legitimate, when it is not.
So this prevents us from giving him that fear.
As in the case, of
a person, for example,
making a mistake.
If someone says to you will lie, lie, I worship you like a god.
This is what
I discovered. But if you ask him, he would tell you that no, I'm not worshipping like suju then record and not God like Allah azza wa jal, but this is a phrase that I used. And I stopped for a while I did not mean it. So this is an opportunity. For example, the man who lost his
camel that has his food and drink in a desert. And when he thought that he's a dead man, he took a nap. Only to wake up with the camera next to him, he grabbed the harness and said, Allahu Allah can hunt. You are my service and I'm your Lord.
He made a mistake. Due to happiness. Would we say that he's a cafe? No, he made a mistake. So there are conditions maybe someone is oppressed.
You see someone prostrating to Buddha? Oh, he's a cafe. Wait, no, no, he's a Catholic. He's prostrating to Buddha. What is he? Catherine you have to interrogate
to fulfill the conditions. Maybe the guy lost his glasses. And he's looking for them. And you thought he was prostrating? Could it be? Maybe someone is holding a gun to his head and say if you do not prostrate, I'm going to blow your head off. And we know that in the Quran, Allah tells us if you're compelled, if you're forced, do it. Mr. Piazza came to the Prophet alayhi salatu salam crying, and the prophets Elijah, why are you crying? He is a prophet of Allah. They kept on torturing me, beating me until I cursed you
I don't know what to do. The Prophet asked him. Look, how do you find your heart?
Amar in tears saying filled with a man oh prophet of Allah, I love you. But I was tortured beyond any tolerance I could not tolerate anymore. So Danny hurtful. So the Prophet said to him if they return back and order you to curse me, Krishna,
which means that being compelled being forced, is one of the reasons that you cannot give tech field to forgetfulness, not knowing mistake, mis interpreting
someone and this is an issue of dispute, by the way, someone who is in a country, that there is no aqidah of international jamara all of his life was raised on going to the graves, speaking to the peers, asking them and this is his knowledge, he does not have any knowledge about the heat, except what he was brought up by
will ALLAH forgive him for his ignorance or not an issue of dispute? German estimate says yes, Allah is most forgiving is if he was unable and no one showed him the way and this is all what he sees. Allah would not punish him for that. So you have to know that giving tech feel that whatever people do we only judge them by what we see. Not by what is hidden. I don't know. Only Allah azzawajal knows what is hidden. So I think that we have a short break.
Three minutes ago, you showed me five minutes.
You showed me 10 minutes.
Yeah, we can squeeze this. Okay.
Chapter 15. Whoever says that faith is action could be negative.
minute last messenger
was asked what is the best deed he replied to believe in Allah and His messenger.
The questioner then asked, What is the next and goodness he replied, to participate in religious fighting? And of course, the question again, was, what is the next and goodness he replied, to both on
McCool, which is accepted by Allah and is performed with the intention of seeking pleasure only and not to show off and without committing sin and reporting the conditions of the Prophet?
Again, looking at the wisdom of Imam Bukhari, he says, Bab man, Allah in a man who will Amell this chapter deals with proving that
those who said that a man is action, meaning not action in movies, it means action in deeds, because we've, we talked about it in the introduction, we said that there are people who say that a man is what
belief is only belief, no actions, no deeds, nothing to say. And this is wrong. The majority of Imam Shafi reported the consensus of all scholars of Anderson Nova Gemma that deeds are required to complete not to validate. So if they are needed, they're part of a man and the Hadith. The Prophet is saying are they salatu salam ala EULA Amelie affable, they said are profitable, what is next in goodness this translation is bad because it has no relation to the title.
Now the title tells us that actions are related to what to eat man, the Hadith itself in Arabic listen to it a yulara ml of which deed is best. This is pure Arabic translation very easy. Now when I hear the Arabic tragedy, translation, a ulama have been which deed which action is best this relates to the time
And then when I listen to the remaining of the Hadith or to the answer, I can relate. So which deed is best? The Prophet says, He man on Billa I want to believe.
Where is it?
To believe in Allah and His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. This means that the Prophet made the belief in Allah and His Messenger, part of what?
Part of deeds. So this is the Hadith, what is the best deed I you will have the word that I translate this from where was led, what are the people are
anyhow, who's, who's watching nobody
So, now we come to the Howdy.
I've stated earlier that the Prophet alayhi salatu salam gives the answer, according to the questioner, or according to the situation, I'll give you a number of heads had eaten Bella and mushroom.
May Allah be pleased with him, he came to the Prophet alayhi salatu salam and said, Oh prophet of Allah, which is the most beloved deed to Allah azza wa jal. The Prophet says it is awesome to pray on time. Then watch, the prophet said to be dutiful to your parents. Then watch. The Prophet said LG had fi sebelah this is number what? Three Jihad? Here is number two. A boo Mama.
He said, I asked the Prophet alayhi salatu salam, which deed is the best.
The Prophet told him is awesome. You should fast fast has no equivalent to it. A song now, the roll was solid. Now here a song I'm Raja Ravi Allahu Allahu. The Prophet sallallahu Sallam said to a man
there are two deeds, they are among the best of all deeds, Hajj, and Umrah
so now people got confused.
In another Hadith, which we discussed earlier, which of Islam is best?
The Prophet said, as whoever people are safe from his hand and his tongue.
The Prophet alayhi salatu salam was approached by a man and the man said, Oh, Prophet of Allah, direct me to a good deed that is equivalent to jihad. The man is hesitant. He doesn't want to go for jihad. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said to him, there isn't anything equivalent to jihad. Then he said to the man, can you if he goes to jihad, that you fast all day long, and pray all night long.
And the man said, who can do such a thing, meaning that there is nothing equivalent to Jad. So why is the Prophet giving different responses are a salatu salam, as we mentioned, it depends on the person. And this is why sometimes jihad is the best. Sometimes, for the sake of the individual, a particular deed is best. And they say that a brave warrior, who the enemy are afraid of.
jihad is better for him than to spend all his night praying, and all his day fasting.
As for the scholar, who knows the sooner
and is capable of teaching enlightening people,
about the dean. In his case, teaching the people is better than being in seclusion praying day and night.
Because the benefit he's giving to others, far exceeds his own worship by himself.
And they say that
a Muslim ruler,
which also includes the judge, when sitting and giving the verdict between two in dispute
or giving directives that would benefit the whole oma is far better than him.
Fasting or going for jihad or doing this or doing that, that is less in degree. And they said that a person who has shown me times up times,
by your timing your timing is not correct. Your your watches Casio, it's not Rolex.
a person who has great desire for
In his case, fasting is much better than any other deeds because this would prevent him from falling into sin. And this is why the Prophet is giving us la salatu salam, the proper medication for our illnesses. Imagine, if you have a headache, and you took
pills for stomach aches. It will not cure you though it's a medication, but it was wrong for the raw used for the wrong thing. And this is why the profit alyssum gives whatever is best for the one in need. And
even though he may Allah have mercy on his soul, said, If someone asks, which is best,
a loaf of bread or a bottle of water? What's the answer?
Water. It depends whether you're hungry or thirsty.
So if you are hungry, a bottle of water does not do you any good. And if you're thirsty, a loaf of bread does not do you any good. This is why the Prophet alayhi wa sallam used to give the right answer and this is wisdom. The definition of wisdom and hikma What is it? putting the right thing in the right place? This is wisdom. So in times of need of force, you cannot be tolerant. It's time for jihad. The enemy is down the doors. Let's be patient and call them to the way of the Islam. Okay, they're gonna kill you. They're gonna burn your home you have to use force. And in times of wisdom and preaching, fair preaching, you must not use force. If someone is ignorant and you tell them what
are you doing you you get someone in the masjid in the first row. I had this in my Masjid. Of course, the culture in Saudi is different than the culture here. We're not going to talk about chopsticks. The culture in Saudi is different. So imagine in the first law, all uncles and grandpas and elders wearing thongs and a guy comes with trousers to hear low waist in a jersey, and he's got a ponytail.
And he came to the first role. The uncles wanted to step on him.
What are you doing? And I said to them, leave him the guy is coming to pray. He's coming to worship Allah azza wa jal
after the prayer he came to me as you asked me a few questions and left, the guy wanted to come, but you make him run away. You make him this, that he does not want to learn anything about Islam because of your way. So use force when force is to be used, but use fair preaching and wisdom and kindness. In most of the cases, you win the people's heart and Allah knows best