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Lives Of The 4 Imams Imam Ash Shaafi Part 2
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Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam ala rasulillah.
Brothers and sisters Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.
Today we continue the second half
of this great giants. Among the four great giants are among the many great giants of the scholars of Islam, a machete,
Mohammed bin Idris, a chef.
And we have already discussed a large part of his life of his biography last week. We mentioned his personality, his character, his books, his students, his teachers, his upbringing, how he came to know this knowledge.
We spoke about his method and that his method is like the scholars before him, and that all these demands, there were teachers of each other, and some of them towards their own teachers. And among them was a man of Sheffield,
who taught also for part of his life, one of his teachers,
And we'll come to that in Charlotte today a little bit.
In unsharp Rahmatullah they
lived the shortest period of all the events, he lived down there for 54 years. And today, we'll find out the reason why he lived a short time, obviously, other than the fact that a lost Montana has written for everyone their time.
But we are talking about these giants who really don't differ from each other much.
The only people who made them differ so much are the students and the people who came later on with this zealous, extreme approach.
And something we call a possible Madhavi, which is zealous or extreme approach to the
blind following of mud. And they caused the division.
Not one of these great demands ever, in their life,
have been recorded to have said, Follow my mother, or it's an obligation to follow numbers. Otherwise, you'll be over the line man follow my mother. In fact, none of them actually wrote their mother hand, saying this is my mother, and wrote down the whole method.
And email, Shafi wrote a little bit about his principles in a book called keytab, will own and a little bit in a smaller book called keytab. resell.
We spoke about these last week. But these are just fundamentals as for it was that students. And for Mr. Smith, for example, as his students, students, they wrote down there must have been detail, and they were alterations, even to them, it must have means a way of thought, a school of thought on the branches of the branches of the religion.
An example of that is where you place your hand on your body in select.
Or things about window, what breaks we'll do views on particular, new issues that really didn't exist at the time the province of La Silla. And you know, what they had to defer. These Imams and all of them around them had to differ in some areas. Why?
Because you see, the deen of Islam is a Deen, really, when people are studies that didn't have flexibility. to a certain point. It's based on evidence, but with the changing societies and changing communities and environments, new things come up, you need scholars to come and bring about new rulings on particular issues. The Dean is there for us to help us come up with that solution. So these images, what is their role, their role are two main roles number one, to set us back on the straight path. When people when people go last, they start to put opinions and views that are not based on any evidence that come from the cornerstone of the province of Ontario or send them the
second thing they did was they came to find solutions for us on new matters to set us straight so that we know which direction to hit. And for this reason, they could have made mistakes and errors where they were only human beings. And they all admitted that I said we are only human beings. We are here to teach your students ways and and principles of this Sharia and we're here
To bring new solutions to new things that come up, that people can't resolve in the late the labors, they also did because they came from different parts of the world. And in those different parts of the world, there were different circumstances. In the method for example of a mathematic, you'll find it more traditional than others because he never left Medina and the type of school of thought which view on some of the issues that were in his school of thought that didn't exist in the Quran and Sunnah. They don't exist, you can't find them in the, in the Hadith or an directly. The new issues that exist in the people of Medina is more traditional because there weren't many new issues,
and his time he lived in Medina. As for a memorable hanifa, living in Kufa, he had to deal with all these different ideologies that crept in, like Greek philosophy, Aristotle's belief, I don't know if you know about Aristotle, and people like,
got the names now, but people who had lived in those times, Greek philosophy had to deal with these different ideologies, things called Martha, Xena, and Hawaii, they didn't really exist in Medina. And if they did, they were very minute and they were quickly they dissolved and went out. So the mother, we could see them they had to defer because of the changing circumstances. But the students that came later on, they couldn't understand how these amounts taught very well. And they had the zealous approach where you take them up and you make it the dean for everything. That's wrong. That's wrong. And he's the man definitely did not speak this way. And they respected each other.
utmost respect. What I didn't mention last week, is that to show you an example of how these memes collaborated and respected each other's views, and how just because one mother has a different view of a particular issue than the other mother, doesn't mean that you shouldn't follow them in anything anymore. And it also doesn't mean that if you don't follow them, then you're on on a bit our innovation Amanda sheffey ally, they learned from the direct students of Abu hanifa and also from emetic when he went to Kufa. We said many weeks ago about Imam Abu hanifa that he died in Kufa, Rama de la la and his grave is in Kufa in Iraq. When he met a chef he went, he went to visit the grave of
Imam Abu hanifa. And he made the art for him. He prayed in the masjid closer to the built
after Imam Abu hanifa.
He probably Miss Mustard close to the grave with Gregor afenifere is.
And in the understanding, obviously through the evidence of Amanda Shafi, when he prayed, he used to lift his hands up after Roku, when he goes into Roku,
upright you know that the way you lift your hands, some people do that. And obviously there is the need for he does that in the chef.
But in Abu hanifa his method, it didn't reach him that this is part of the solid. So he didn't raise his hands. That was his view. So a membership fee for the first time there. They saw him not lifting his hands up in the salad. I'm not talking about the first duck we're talking about during the prayer if you've seen it after a call before.
So they asked him why did you not follow the view which you know, is is right in your opinion. He said because out of respect to the owner of this grave, and he pointed to Abu hanifa.
Now remember chef is much more knowledgeable than us and knows exactly what he's doing.
You need to understand what sooner is this soon as part of the prayer.
If there is a sooner more important than that soon that requires you that if you need to leave that Lissa sooner
for a greater sooner than you do, sir, any man shall carry that's what it is to be able to understand the difference and when to apply something or not to apply something and when it is not considered an innovation when it is not considered going against the belief system in the profit center. So he looked at it and thought this is these a million hundreds of 1000s of students will fall remember hanifa and this is a great amount of Shafi was now popular and renowned for his knowledge, probably in the eyes of many people even more than Abu hanifa at that time for him to leave that out at the grave of 100. But at the center of where he began his knowledge with the
people and died there for him to leave that with cause he feared of causing disrespect to their own Eman and possibly a division. And he wanted to teach the people that we are all scholars who follow the lead.
And if the man makes it right, it gets one it gets double the reward if it gets it wrong gets one reward. And I may be wrong. In my view, I may be wrong. To go back to the principle. The fundamental as all Eman said don't take from don't take what I don't take from me as the source. But take with from from where I talk is speaking to the students of knowledge and the scholars of the future.
They used to say don't follow an OSHA, ie, or so and so so and so
on a thought because these are great management had met hubs as well, but they didn't survive for some reason, which only Allah knows. But he said then follow Jose or later so and so
blindly that tape from where they took.
And we mentioned last week that Eman Mannix students later on especially in some parts of
what we call today, Sudan, some parts of eastern Africa then
became so zealous in that, that they used to ask them, you know, Russell's acid and said this and they would say Mr. Malik said that not only Sudan, but even other places, even in Iraq,
in aid not in Egypt, in some parts of a sham, it got to that stage. And these emails were far detached from this way of rigid thinking.
So in Mr. Sheffield, he was one of those and he was one of the first three generations after the province of a lot he was sending those three generations in the province of Allah Selim spoke about Halo called on economy, thermal Edina, and we know him for millennia, and we know the best of generations of my generation, the Sahaba, similar DNA, then those who come after them butterbean similar DNA, and then there's a cup after them. And we call about the followers of the followers. That is the best three generations that we can say we have, we sanctify that those three first 300, those 300 years after the process, and they said they're they're very special. And the last one that
lists those years for these and the last of them. Among the last of them was the time we met. I didn't know him but who existed in the third generation in membership he was in between the second and the third.
We said last week, when we finished off, we said as all the other imams in our chef, he had to face a great trial.
And these emails were not government scholars would know what a people scholars many that didn't just whatever the people voted they went for. They didn't just go to the majority.
But they went with evidence in Delhi in a theater last pantalla in it. The greatest fear was to answer a question
because there will be accountable for our last panel dialogue. And their motto. Their famous sentence was I do not know. Audrey, we saw this with a medic, when a man came from Morocco traveled for months,
only to find that a man medic set in I don't know. And he went back for four months, eight months, only to tell these people that Eman Malik says he doesn't know the answer. And they used to say that he was the most knowledgeable in the world in the world. So remember, Chef, he played that role. We said that remember chef he was an encyclopedia.
He was not only specialized in filco. In Sharia. He also specialized in other disciplines.
linguistics Arabic, as we said he spent 17 years of his childhood and teenager years in the deserts with the better ones called Ben Jose. And they were the fountain the spring of Arabic. Some have said that a machete became a reference. If you debated two great scholars debated on an Arabic word. They would say let's ask him and Shafi if he says it's an Arabic word, everyone stops and truly that's how he was the reference.
You know, when you go back to the dictionary today with the encyclopedia said, Okay, here's the reference up, we should all stop. Well, he was it.
And everybody stopped in the whole world. He was the Arabic linguistic and linguistics and he also was an expert in medicine. He used to say a quote from Mr. Scheffer used to say, two things do not live in a land
unless it has two things, scholars of Islam of Sharia
and doctors of medicine because if you don't have the knowledge of the deen, you go astray.
You go astray, spiritually and if you don't have medicine and doctors, then you become unhealthy and die or become unhealthy and filled with illnesses and sickness. So he said you need to have both the both these things in Sharla.
He also said this on map seems to have left out a large portion of this Deen. What was it? medicine?
In the Quran when I was mad Allah mentions different things. He goes into medicine and biology and geology and history, to the aquatic life, to astronomy, to maths to everything, and no one can say that these decisions
ones are rubbish in our head. People who say the only knowledge is the knowledge of the Quran and Sunnah. The Quran and Sunnah is full of knowledge about medicine and maths, astronomy as well it refers to it. The Quran covers all these areas, you have to know them. Allah says, For example, por ciento, fill out for her, okay for Canada to Latin America, traveling the world and learn about genealogy and geology and history of people who were before.
But obviously, I'm not mean when he studies these things, or a lot says,
fungi and basa look into the space into the stars into the outer world, your site will come back feeble look, again, research, but we look with a different heart. We look not to challenge God a lot, we look to learn more about the last panel dad and his greatness. That's the only difference. If a man has sharpened, he could study everything he would.
But as Allah says in the Quran, for long wanted, he would have made them all the same. But I lost my dad I chose from people expertise in different areas so that we can become an owner of all disciplines in Shell and this is where our power lies, knowledge. I didn't know.
him I'm a chef, he had a great memory. And we mentioned that he's teacher, one of his teachers was worky
who was also known as well, these original name is Sophia and Kofi.
You'll probably hear him as waqia. But he's when you read about him in the history books is mentioned as opposed to piano and Goofy.
We mentioned that he was one of his favorite teachers, and the poem about how he complained to him when he lost his memory for a little bit when he saw the part of the leg of a woman that's what the story goes a lot of
the exact details of it.
Say mama chef, he was specialized, special in that he learnt and studied under all the schools of thought that existed and past. He specialized, he was an expert in all of them and mastered all of them. And their ways of thinking including the wrong ways that we'll call them arteza. And one of his expertise was in something called a little bait which we're going to talk about it today. He studied Abu hanifa madhhab extensively with his students and with the students of another one called ozai etc, etc. So he had further depth even than the scholars that existed in his time. And many of them before he encouraged the memorization and learning of the poor man because it gives you status
howdy because the arguments become strong with the language because the window to others and other disciplines of medicine, medicine etc.
He had a charisma of wisdom when he said the students could not help themselves but flock away from all the other teachers and come to sit in his circle. A mathematic number one of his favorite students will try and talk about him today inshallah. First time seeing him out of Sheffield he, he saw in Baghdad, he saw the students flock to him and leave their own teachers, including a famous teacher was called Sofia, Anna and Ariana, who was one of the teachers of the members sheffey and later on became sort of like a student to him and a chef Ian.
There would be 54 holocausts, 54 circles in the masjid, in Baghdad, for example. And when a member shefali came along, they all became one circle, which was the circle of membership. Imagine that 54 great or lemma and all the students would leave them and come to sit. And I wouldn't be exaggerating to say that even some of their teachers would come and also sit with them.
An example of how he taught one of his teachers. So Finn Eben are a remarkably extraordinary scholar actually, was that one time soufiane came up to him and asked him about a hadith. Or in fact, he presented to him the interpretation of ahaadeeth. He said, I also saw something negative. It's a chain of narration, of course, and then he said, Lisa minette Melania de Haan Neville Qur'an, literally meaning he is not one of us. Who does that. And in the Quran, and the word that was the problem. He said, I interpret the word doesn't that mean? Those who dwell and take dwell into the Quran and take it as the primary source? He is not one of us that does not take the Quran as the
primary source and dwell into it yet.
But the word in Arabic, the inner comes from singing. So remember, shefali replied by saying,
If so, if what you're saying is true, then the word would not be better than it would have been better then. Are we at the Horner
yetter Rana means melodious voice.
and other such examples. So to beautify your voice in the Quran as much as you can obviously some people don't have a nice voice, I don't want you to think that you're not one of the all of the promises that he said he's not one of us who doesn't, has you know, beautifies verse in the Quran, it means that you learn the game, the ruling of the Quran as much as you can. You don't read it like a newspaper whenever you can. I know that some people don't even know how to read Arabic. But you try the Hadith of the Prophet sallallaahu Selim says, the person who reads the poor animal who you thought there will be wild stuttering in a trying hard makes a mistake here and there has double the
reward. But those who keep going and get to the highest stage of reading the plan, then there will be among the status of
the abroad the high, righteous people. So in other words, both people are winners, but in the other In other words, you have to try and learn the Quran as much as you can.
And if you have a voice to use it, in the Quran,
a shafia improve the way we can understand Hadith and eight of the Quran by looking at something called context. Like, why did this verse come in, in what situation? We don't just take a verse and run with it.
You know, like last night, I says,
walk the room hypersensitive to kill them wherever you see them. And we stop that, you're going to take just the area by itself without looking at the context. another ayat and the beginning of the end ended the idea with the scholar said about it, it would mean they're going to go off on a rampage of murder, and pillage and kill every non Muslim you see.
But this is not Islam, of course. And now Islam never taught this it came as a mercy to people or if you're going to go by just picking things and running off with them.
One scholar was talking about some people who looked at
the area which says for Wayland, more saline Hellfire to those who pray and you stop there.
But then you continue by saying a Latino man saw that he himself on those who are neglectful of their praise, meaning they pray, but they pray to show it off. They pray for the wrong reasons. They pray when no one's looking, they cut off their prayer neglectful of it. These people are careless in their prayer, they're neglectful of their prayer. So then it explains it. It's just a simple example.
So be careful my brothers and sisters and what you say you'll be accountable for a showpiece and respect in debating is also very renowned. And he learned this off even Hassan O'Shea Bernie who was one of the students of Abu hanifa, you also learn to be nomadic. For example, He never raised his voice in any debate. Number two, he stayed calm in every debate. He never debated he used to say that he never debated with anyone except that he first he made that the opponent, the person who's debating him is in the right. And the right is with him. And he made it out to help him. So imagine you're debating someone on a view, and you've got different view. And you're making the art that
your brother who is debating us on the right. And that a lot of guides.
But the only thing is that they had as I said last week, a commitment to honesty. That was the only difference. Okay, I want you to be right. But I also have a commitment to honesty. And that's the dean, the dean is not yours or mine. He used to say I never debated with anyone and liked him to make a mistake. He also said given take, listen and speak and don't criticize the person personally. So there were no egos in all the differences of opinions. He used to say throw away my opinion, if it goes against the sooner and take it as my method for this is what we all want. He also had a sense of humor, Amanda Sheffield, an example of that is that he never used to stretch his legs out.
When people were sitting around him, he considered it I got some Turkish people that would know what this word means as well
as in its lack of decency and courtesy for others to do something like that. But he also had a problem with his legs. He needed to stretch him. So he would use human to have an excuse to stretch his legs. One time he was sitting on his students who were around him. And he asked the question, one student gave her an answer, which was way off track. So he said, Well, since I have students like that, then I think there's nothing wrong with me stretching my leg and stretch his leg like that.
And all the memes they had a sense of humor, all of them. And then when you talk about Imams and scholars, you don't don't think rigidity and toughness, and they all had a sense of humor. They were like the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. He used to joke a lot, but his jokes were those that brought people not divided people.
Another title of email and SharePoint is nasty little sooner. The victim of the sooner the one who gives
Victory to the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
He differed from Mr. Malik by using more reasoning, etc. And I mentioned last week
that they were in his time to thoughts that were becoming a bit extreme in both ways. They were called Laura.
Laura were the people of opinion. And I hadn't had either people have had people of opinion meant that after looking in the Quran and Sunnah, they were also utilized reasoning and logic further, and ahaadeeth were a little bit more literal to the Hadith and follow text more traditionally, and if there was no text, they wouldn't go into anything further. mm Shafi was something in between he was half half, he used both in a balanced form, and Imam Shafi mmf man says, Mr. Smith, for example, was more into Hadith than medic. He is the Quran and Sunnah. And then later on use the little bit of something called analogies and memes Sheffield's also in between of that,
but they all took from the same source, and it all intended the same outcome.
The problem and disaster that happened later on is from the students and middle centuries, unfortunately, where people became so as I said before extreme
in other hubs to the point where they went pray behind the person from another mother. They went marry a person from another hub.
And this is Tanakh talk. So salovaara Selim said, Hola, como knocklyon those are extreme
asset to destruction as the people before you.
And none of these imams ever taught this or did that.
They prayed behind each other. They respected each other, and everything.
Mmm Shafi had something called his sources where the Quran and the Sunnah, and if you couldn't find the information in the Quran, Sunnah he would use something called sgml. It's mt means consensus that when all the scholars of the Sahaba agree on something he would take, it wasn't like a vote. Okay, is alcohol make a vote? Let's make a vote. If the majority say yes, then we'll just drink alcohol. Not like that. Yes, I mean, it meant that the great scholars and the great sahabas they agreed on an opinion and he followed. This is the fourth source which he used was something called the s the S means to come up with a ruling based on analogy, something that is like
further than that he didn't go
further than that he didn't go and he said that's enough. In Sharma, he wrote 170 books. But the most monumental books were keytab and made up of seven to eight volumes and a reseller. reseller is a very balanced book about the fundamentals and principles of all scholars can use. And they don't differ with any of
my brothers and sisters. The scholars say that the book of Sheffield, UK double boom, they said, you can see the spirit of Abu hanifa threw out the book alone in Sheffield, he can see the spirit of Abu hanifa in his book, even though he differed on a lot of his branches of the branches of the Shah of his mother. And he also differed on many of the branches of the branches of his teacher, a medic. And he was the first or maybe the not the first but the the most the one who stood out in saying listen, he felt that people were following the Imams to zealous approach like they were prophets almost. So he wanted to break that trend a little bit to say look, I'm even writing a book
correcting some of the views of my own master and you still call him master mm medic.
To show you that has to be respect, but at the same time a commitment to honesty.
Because of that
the students of Eman medic after human medic died,
began to hate. mm sheffy.
And there was one in particular I forgot his name now. Had it in for him I'm sure for a lot and it's the result of extremism. Again, Eman Malik is to love him and sheffy malyshev is the lovely man medic.
And some have said that
in membership, he promised Mr. Malik that he will visit him. I'm sorry. That's something else they love each other immensely. When Mr. Malik died, his students became overzealous
and a lot of these become a flock to the classes of the members sheffy until one day they beat him up and that's I'm going to talk about it in the end shall Amanda Schaeffer used to praise Imam Abu hanifa by saying a llama or a urine on either a bee hanifa football
scholars and people
like children dependent on Abu hanifa in his, in his knowledge, we are all here we all dependent on him. So he is like the master the father of football of Sharia
like the way people say,
and I Bruce Lee or what's his masters named?
It man is the master of kung fu or some style. And then came Bruce Lee, and so on and so forth. But mmm and he was like that pinnacle of these Imams and he's to say we are all children are dependent on his focus on his juice Prince because he laid the foundation
he left many students behind
in a jazz in Baghdad in Egypt. For example, Africa did not humble
boy at another scholar who actually died at the time of Imam Ahmed no humble in that trial, which I'm going to talk about inshallah later on.
Another man by the name of Rebecca and Marathi, etc. And some familiar scholars, who followed the school of thought of Imam Shafi word, Allah basically if you ever heard of him as salty, enamel Buhari, they followed the mother of the mammoth chef Ian.
It is said that Imam Shafi used to recite the whole core and everyday once Some say that in Ramadan, he used to recite the Quran twice every day, he used to finish it 60 times in the whole month of Ramadan. And they also said this about Imam Abu hanifa.
Now that is a little bit of a, I think, a level item to me, it seems an exaggeration. But then again, when you think about those 300 years, it's a proxy, I send them praise so much.
And then you read about science and quantum physics and what do you call it things about time, and I don't know what research they're doing today. You come to think whether 300 years bless at times. I mean, did it seem like the sun or the earth rotate a little bit slower? So the day was longer? Hello.
But these narrations are they're almost by every scholarly written history about American all those remember sheffey and all the same amount of honey funny memes. sheffy used to read the whole Quran in Ramadan twice a day.
But the point is that we're extremely pious and righteous people beyond measure
mhfa suffer to great trials. The first trial
was the trial. One of them was the trial of helical Qur'an there was a people called Mata Zilla, and they came with a Greek philosophy thoughts. Look, they followed the Quran and the Sunnah, these people and want to talk about them later when I talk about hanifa, but the problem with them as I said before, anything that goes beyond its measure turns against you extremism. We have a saying in Arabic or the Hadith from SA Salaam, I think it was a little island called Lucia in Zed and had been caught up in the everything that goes beyond its limits will turn against you. It means that you might have the rights. But then you go beyond your rights.
You go extreme in something and suddenly what was the ones your right becomes your enemy goes against you. And religion can take you in a very dangerous direction. If you don't understand it, in the name of religion, Yes, that's true, can make you go cuckoo up here if you don't follow up correctly. And these people said that the Quran is created it's not actually the Word of God directly. It's an issue that's not worth a cent
insignificant issue, but they brought it out and scholars will be headed
torches, because they went they had to stop this view of al Qaeda and one of them was the amount of shatter you had to save face this trial but the only things they managed to you got out of it. And he said
the Bible the Bible the in G the Torah and the Quran These four are created. What he meant was these four fingers are created didn't mean that the words of a lot are created.
And they liked it the government liked and they said okay, let go the image they say the same thing. But the man was the only one who stood firm on it for a reason or last month Allah knows and will explain it shall only come to the memory from a store.
The second trial the man shall he really went through with which we didn't go to that extent, was a very sensitive political problem. Like the Way terrorism is today. And you say terrorism, government. They start bugging your phone. If you say words like that at the airport, that's it. So very soon you can be in prison for it like that. It's like a taboo terrorism. fantana mentalism
fanatics, when you use these words,
the red lights start to go off. And in those days, there was something similar to that, which was the issue of debate. Today we have the similar issue, which has developed into something called Shia Islam, Shia and the Shia who claim that they are the beloved's, and the ones who love to debate more than anyone else in the world.
In those days, there was no such thing as Shia, yet the formal name called Shia, but there were some people developing from the, from the peep from among the people who started to claim love for the family of the Prophet salallahu idea or send them in a zealous way, in an extreme way.
Were upon they began to give them over praise.
And then he started to enter into the political arena.
There were two great empires we mentioned last week called Benioff. Best and Ben, you may remember
Benny our best and Benny omega Benny, our best were more linked to the professor salams line from his uncle, our best and Benny omega more from the Mahalia side.
But the old cousins, though, from Ben woody Shan.
They were like, let me say, the uncles, the forefathers, I'm gonna come from the same grandfather and only a couple 100 years back.
But they had this hate towards each other. And each one claimed that the Philippines should be for them
have been our best said were the ones and we carry more of that bloodline. The other side of omega they said, No, we carry more of that bloodline. And then there was another group called the Ella whites, not Allah as of today, the other whites as in the ones who carried the blood that went back to the alojado. Literally, I'm not saying that ones, and the ones who supported them, and these other whites in those days, were actually great people. We're talking about Zynga IBD, the Son of God a lot one, they did not
have IBD have an audio of the above on
who existed at the time of Abu hanifa. And he he went up against the government and our hanifa supported
in a time remember Sheffield II This was developing. This was getting worse. This idea of debate in the left should be 400 bait. And the problems were who are a little bit how are they in the first place?
The omega has taken over that I bet it's at that time. And our bass it's claimed enough. They said we're going to take it back. We are bloodline is more important. Anyone who mentioned this issue was put to death.
Anyone revolting against the government about this. They were killed on the spot regardless of their status, even if they were a member shackling himself until they came halifa called Mr. Harun Rashid was a little bit better than the others. It was a rule and in his time, there was a ruler in Yemen. This ruler in Yemen did not like him and Miss sheffy because Imam Shafi used to used to warn people and say the ruler of Yemen is an unjust ruler, like all the other imams that did not fear
for the sake of a lot. And he spoke about injustice. So this role of Yemen hated him and Sheffield wanted to get him back in any other way. You know, pin something on him, since this idea of admin bait and who should be the Sally for and so on and so forth was there. This ruler of Yemen had captured nine people who were talking against the government using the idea of a bait.
he accused a man of sheffy to be one of them because he met a chef he had close connections with them. Students I think, well they attended their circle. All of these nine will be headed on the spot.
As for Sheffield, he was sent to Baghdad to Haruna Rashid the Khalifa.
Mohammed bin Hassan Shea Burnie one of his old teachers, these students have a memorable hanifa who was the chief judge, he interceded for Amanda Sheffield in front of the halifa and said, he is not a foolish man who talks like this meme chef who was innocent from all that he didn't revolt against the government.
That's not the point. But he stood a ground against the ruler of Yemen, and said if he was if I wanted to revolt, I would. But I don't see it the correct way.
So he laid him off. And he said to the Chief Judge, look after him.
But that's not where the most courageous point was in Sheffield. He had to draw the line about this idea a little bit. Before I say what is the debate? First of all, debate has nothing to do with the sheer that's not
Born in the shower of today have
gone backwards, saying, you know, there's this something called if Nigeria, the follows of the 12 imagines that lovers of the 12 imams are Serbia the loves of the 70 mounds, and that is that
they have five imams. And then you have the,
the ismailia. And then you have the, all these other types.
And they came to be later on. And these people started claiming that they love the 12 imams more than anyone else in the world. And if you want to know who these imams we're talking about our, our, you know, the Allahu anhu being the first, we all love him. And he didn't know that he was supposedly meant to be the first Imam of the 12 imams.
And the Shia put that in this order. They said earlier the other one is the first followed by Hassan second followed by Hussein the third followed by Mohammed Belka the fourth, followed by Imam Jaffa sodic fifth, followed by his haircut matamata the seventh, or is married for this married is the seventh and so on and so forth. And the sooner people the Sundays, we love every single one of these maps, except for the 12th one we don't know who he is. We don't know who he is just made up. But we love them and reveal them. But the problem is that they say we love them more to the point where we give them they gave them Powers and abilities that really beyond measure.
This is similar to how the Jews claim that Ibrahim Alayhi Salam was a Jew.
Allah says in the Quran, Mecca Ibrahim Yehuda Maulana Sania Rahim was not a Jew, nor is he a Christian, because the Christian has also claimed that Abraham was a Jew, and was a Christian and that Christ, he was a Christian who took from Abraham was originally a Christian in some way. So people go back and they start choosing prophets and emails from the past to say there else.
There's none of this.
And in the Quran, that little bait, if you look at the Quran, the only time we only beta mentioned is in relation to the wives of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. In the Hadith, it goes to either the Lama Fatima, Al, Hassan and Hussein further, and according to the Imams, the rest of the Imams, and the scholars past and present. They say anyone of veneration and unit comes from a line of the Hashemi family are better than they are also from the family of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam the debate was, does it go all the way to judgment day? I mean, everyone who comes from the line of the prophets of Allah center, they consider that even bait I mean today
in a shaman Egypt, there are more than 10 million people who claim to be the sentence of the province of allow either you or send them.
We have a problem here. And are they at the same caliber of all these events and all these other debate? Or are they not? Do we now praise them?
The second thing is debate
is a part of our religion. We must love and revere the people of every debate, we recite it in the court and in the solid and the Brahimi alumnus on the island, Mohammed Mohammed Camus, a little early Brian mahalo same principle is not to Mohammed salah and the family of Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam.
So it's part of our DNA. That's another another issue.
Any amount of sheffy they went to the extent to say that your prayer cannot be accepted until you recite Ebrahimi, it's actually invalid.
So we all know how to beta reveal them and respect them in every way.
But the sheer today and the likes of them.
Similar to the statement, we're all equal, but we are more equal than others, in that sort of sense.
Amanda sheffy, what did he do?
He created the dividing line, clearly.
And courageously saying,
the dean and the debate have nothing to do with political makeup.
Can anyone come around and say that the halifa has to be from debate, and that the political movement and you fight over the bloodline and all that stuff? He didn't. He said, You have to just you have to separate between these two.
And that was a very courageous thing to say in those days, I'm telling you heads were being cut off for that. I don't have time to go into all the historical. This was from the time of Abu hanifa. Even before time men called judgment, the use of and one of the companions of the Prophet SAW Selim was killed. because of this reason, many scholars were killed and tortured because of this. So imagine if you can make a dividing line that has nothing to do with the politics
and for this reason,
some people got jealous of
I'm Chef Yang
and I started claiming that he's a shy later on in history and they said that he is a sympathizer of them, and some of them said that he doesn't love I will bait and all these people became jealous of him.
They also accused of hanifa Malik as being Shia later on, just because they studied under people of elevate. They studied under the manager for assaulted, revealed and great amount of
people like Mohammed and Belka great amount of a listener and these three imams were students of them. Just because the students have them doesn't make them Shia or anything like that.
And he made a poem saying if loving, Beit means I'm rawfully, then I am at awfully, Rafi there was another name they used then which developed into the name Sheila today, in other words, is saying that motivate loving, has nothing to do with anything. In mathematics son, he met his students, his son of the law said to his asked his father one time about him and share his views. And his father said, Son, anyone reaching the caliber of your mama sheffy will accuse him of what he is not people start to get jealous in saying he's a simple guy he is he over praises debate and he's one of them. But if it is, and others, they said no, he's distant from them, and so on and so forth. He said
anyone who says that?
Then of course with a man like this in high caliber.
The second accusation that they made against the membership fee was that he was a worshipper of reasoning and philosophy. Again, only because he had studied under a great scholar
who was an expert in Animal Kingdom,
philosophy interpretation, just because he started under him does not make him like that.
But he has nothing to do with either philosophy or shy at all.
About hanifa considered
that you know, different views to remember sheffy. He considered that Benny O'Meara and Benny are best with a legitimate
Salif is Mr. Medic agreed but different about some other aspects. Mr. Sheffield, he said the healer for
the healer the halifa it is not enough must for the Khalifa to be from the profits family.
Because the prompts the last lm said
Maria de la jolla share of people said yeah Rasul Allah, if you die, who becomes the Khalifa from your family? And he replied by saying, this matter, the LFO, Allah places whomever he finds, he wills to be in this place. So he didn't say has to be from my bloodline.
And the Quran states that royal blood comes through the boys, but Prophet Muhammad wa sallam had no boys. So then again, use this as evidence.
But he said anyone from Quraysh should be the from Alan Bates, but don't make it a political issue. He had a weird opinion or a strange opinion about a person who overcomes power, who overcomes the government.
And the people pledge for them. And they make the oma better and acceptable. He agreed that they can revolt. But Allahu Alem about that this is his view.
As I said before, the students of Eman Manik became extreme in the following of the men medic, and after he died, Amanda chef really found that people were saying
call that a civil law and the others would say, on any magnetic magnetics is
buttresses as well and say, he said, but amendment it said, and he knows about the profit more than you. Even if something was clear as a membership, he wanted to draw a line came up with the book. And he wrote evidence against some of the errors of his teachers. Because of this, and because of all these different accusations, and because the madness Shafi became the top in the world, in his time, Mr. Malik students, and this is a problem.
They hated him a lot. And they waited for him. When he was delivering
adults in the masjid in Yemen. They entered upon him. And after he finished his lesson, they attacked him.
And they beat him until he became unconscious.
He died a few days later.
Now the scholars say he didn't die directly from the wounds.
So it was, let's say, was murdered by his students. But he had another disease, another illness
that when he got beaten up, it exacerbated. He made it worse. And then he died.
He stayed in his only died there.
But as a result of that leading up
by the students of his great imagined great master,
we call this there's a word called paradox. Have you ever heard that word paradox? If you feel the cup too much, and it spills over,
no one likes that. You have food and you had too much salt in it tastes nice with salt. But if you put a kilo of salt in it, the food is ruined. If you put no salt at all, can't taste it, like in tea, for example. So anything that goes to extremes
becomes corrupt and destruction. And here in Sheffield,
half of his reason for death was that he was beaten up by the students of Imam Malik and if a man Malik was alive, he would beat his own students up for doing that. Now.
like a man, who was tortured for 15 years as well, and Amanda tabari, who was actually attacked by the students of MMA.
Again, for the same reasons, Ellis approach so the problem was not you remember tabari was attacked by the students of emf met in the same way the students of Eman manic attacked the man of Sheffield, to the point where tabari also became so injured. He was an old man and went into his house, and he was sick. And he couldn't get out of his house for the next few months, until he died from his sickness. And his family couldn't even do a funeral for him because they're afraid that people were going to attack them. So guess what? He was buried in the backyard of his house. The amount of poverty because of the service extreme
extremism of these so called students sadly, who overpraise the Imams to the point where they made them almost like profits. How do you differ on my man's opinion? And sadly, we have this today, I will divide from my brother and my sister. Because we differ on a small minute issue.
Let alone our personal issues. Something about the deen we differ upon little things when we know the Imams. And we don't even amens ourselves when the humans themselves respected each other and reviewed each other's views. We heard that a man medic had the opportunity with the believer to burn all the books and make his book and more thought be the standard for all of the world. But he said no don't don't Yeah, yes, Elisa. Yeah, mille momineen. For there are others who have more knowledge maybe and Hadees that I have may have not reached me.
They all said, we are only human beings, we say something today and tomorrow we might change it. So
the Hadith is correct. And it's my mother.
Remember, Chef, he has many quotes and in mathematic and all of them have many quotes about don't follow my mother, don't be blind follow into my mother we are the only human beings we change if you research and investigate. Our knowledge is is not the end it's this is what they used to say.
The spirit of Islam, which talks about equality, why all these rules about this and that and that net and some scholars even went to the extent
when you get married, they put all these conditions of marriage she has to be this and he has to be of that and that and complicated.
And the Sahaba the scholars say the Sahaba is at the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. They used to make the Hillel easy.
So as a result of heroin became hard.
Today we make the Highline hard so the heroin becomes easy,
And we make things difficult and complicated for no reason. I don't know why.
Somali brothers and sisters, this is a man of Sheffield. He died at the age of about 54 years of age
he was one of the great scholars of Islam today is probably the second or third largest school of thought followed in the world.
Especially in places places like hijas, as I said before a sham
and Baghdad among other places.
From here, I would like to take about a five minute break.
Because I want to start with the next man who's next his students in Africa did Mohammed
and inshallah we hope to cover about 20 minutes of the Imam Ahmed and next week in sha Allah.
We will continue the last lesson for our series. Before I end this portion of my lecture, brother was telling me that next week there is a guest from Saudi Arabia and Shaffer, who's coming down. And I think he has listed in breakfast and mustard on Friday, and that coincides with hours. I don't know what time it's going to start is it at seven
anyone can tell me
eight o'clock. So we start at seven in Shell I don't want to break it. Whoever would still like to come at seven over here and afterwards go to Preston mustard. That's fine. And I think his will he'll be here on Sunday as well.
With all due respects to this to the man who's coming and I review them a lot. Please do attend to gain greater knowledge. Like Amanda Schaeffer who traveled through lots of parts of the world and God is not from different different teachers, you can do so as well. And I am nowhere near someone like that. But I would like to finish this series The show next week because we have an appointment and the woman should stick and finish what they started. So this is my
my view and my way. I like to finish what I started even if there were five or six people here.
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