An Open Discussion

Bilal Philips

Channel: Bilal Philips

Episode Notes

share this pageShare Page

Episode Transcript

© No part of this transcript may be copied or referenced or transmitted in any way whatsoever. Transcripts are auto-generated and thus will be be inaccurate. We are working on a system to allow volunteers to edit transcripts in a controlled system.


00:00:01--> 00:00:07

Due to a law, a lot of Peace and blessings, see on all these prophets, and on this last prophet Mohammed Samadhi.

00:00:09--> 00:00:13

And all those who have followed the path of righteousness, until the last day,

00:00:16--> 00:00:19

as my brother introduced this session

00:00:20--> 00:00:25

is to be an open session to allow you to ask any questions,

00:00:27--> 00:00:29

especially those who

00:00:30--> 00:01:02

are not Muslim, and would like to find out more about the principles of Islam, and why let them do what they do. What is the reasoning behind this? What is the rationale behind this, what we wanted to spend much of the open discussion, concern. But before going into the open discussion, I would spend a few minutes just giving you what is the core concept of Islam?

00:01:03--> 00:01:05

What is the most important

00:01:06--> 00:01:23

concept, the most important belief, which makes Islam different from all of the other religions that we find around the world. And when we look around the world, there are many, there are no end of religions, for each people, like slay

00:01:24--> 00:01:25

this religion,

00:01:26--> 00:01:35

and each and every religion claim that it is the correct religion. And it is the only true religion of God.

00:01:37--> 00:01:47

A human being is born in a circumstance, not by his or her own making, we don't choose the parents

00:01:48--> 00:01:51

who will be born reget born in a circumstance

00:01:52--> 00:02:02

and whatever we grew up, believing it is a result of the environment, our family, our community, that we find ourselves in.

00:02:04--> 00:02:14

However, this environment or this community may be following the true religion of God, or it may not be.

00:02:15--> 00:02:23

And we are held responsible by God, to find out what in fact, is the true religion.

00:02:24--> 00:02:26

It is the duty of each and every human being

00:02:27--> 00:02:29

who search

00:02:30--> 00:02:35

to research and to find out for himself or herself. What

00:02:36--> 00:02:46

is the full religion of God to make sure that the path that we're following is the path that God has, in fact ordained for this is what you have to be.

00:02:48--> 00:02:55

And for us to make any research or perish, we have to do so with an open mind.

00:02:56--> 00:03:08

We can't do it. From a point of emotion. You have to do this, you using our intellect allow God, the Creator of the Universe has given us an intellect

00:03:09--> 00:03:25

that we could look and read and hear and determine for ourselves what is right, and what is wrong. The animals around us have no choice. They, they follow whatever path they follow by instinct.

00:03:27--> 00:03:52

They are driven by their own emotions. They just follow whatever circumstance they find themselves in, they do not have the ability to choose between what is right, and what is wrong. So they're not accountable to God, we as human beings, we are accountable to God. And we are comfortable because of the fact that we have been given the ability or been given the ability to understand

00:03:54--> 00:03:55

the research,

00:03:57--> 00:04:00

research, to find out for ourselves, we have that ability.

00:04:01--> 00:04:18

So it is our duty, those of us that are here in this country, who have been given an opportunity here to find out something of the culture, the people and their beliefs. It is the duty of each and every one of us to find out those of us who do not

00:04:20--> 00:04:23

follow the religion and the culture of this

00:04:24--> 00:04:56

country. It is our duty right here. God has brought us here. And it's not really BIROL driven by the destiny rods. This is why we're here. So this rod destiny has brought us here, it is our duty to try to find out something of what the least of these people are, and compared to our own beliefs, and we should also touch our lives and look at them rationally using our intelligence to determine what is right and what is wrong.

00:04:57--> 00:04:59

So I would just like to present

00:05:00--> 00:05:04

Here, the basic concept that I said that Islam was

00:05:05--> 00:05:09

unique to itself. And that is the concept of God,

00:05:11--> 00:05:16

the concept of God as being the only unique

00:05:17--> 00:05:19

being in this world,

00:05:21--> 00:05:27

that God, the creator of this universe, which sustains and looks after the whole universe,

00:05:29--> 00:05:31

God has no partner

00:05:32--> 00:05:36

has no father, mother, son or daughter, uncle, grandfather.

00:05:38--> 00:05:45

Human beings have sons and daughters, brothers and sisters, animals have sons and daughters.

00:05:47--> 00:05:50

But God is unique.

00:05:52--> 00:05:56

Actually, you are totally different from the attributes of

00:05:59--> 00:06:04

infinity, we are finite, we have a beginning, we have,

00:06:05--> 00:06:07

he has no beginning. And he has.

00:06:12--> 00:06:19

When I say that God is unique, that she is one, it is one in the fullest possible.

00:06:21--> 00:06:45

Not one, as I would say I have one cup of water. Because if I say I have one cup of water, my friend next to me can also have one cup of water. This is not the one, when we talk about the one that the frog, we're talking about one who has no similarities, there is no one like him in this world. The world is his creation.

00:06:47--> 00:06:57

And because he is the only creator of this world, when whatever takes place in this creation, is according to his wish.

00:06:59--> 00:07:05

It means that every human being who raises his hand or bow down in prayer

00:07:06--> 00:07:10

is that God, the Creator alone who answers.

00:07:13--> 00:07:17

So it means that that God is the only one who should be

00:07:20--> 00:07:28

praying to one, God is the only one who deserves to be prayed to God, because he's the only one who can tend to.

00:07:30--> 00:07:33

So when we look at an individual who is worshipping an idol,

00:07:35--> 00:07:45

and you have people who worship idols, made a stone, or a brass or iron, there are people who worship trees, there are people who like to power people worship many different things.

00:07:46--> 00:07:51

And all the people who work with these different things, they're all believe that these things are God.

00:07:53--> 00:07:56

And everyone was using, when they were,

00:07:58--> 00:08:00

some of their prayers are answered.

00:08:01--> 00:08:04

Because if when a person plays with

00:08:06--> 00:08:12

his or her friends whenever answers, then that token would not continue for him to the creek.

00:08:14--> 00:08:21

We can easily look at that form of worship, when we see a property. We just say, Oh, what a forfor. There.

00:08:24--> 00:08:24

Well, that's

00:08:25--> 00:08:26

my prayers.

00:08:27--> 00:08:33

If my prayers weren't answered, I wouldn't be praying to the tree. But we know that

00:08:35--> 00:08:36

there

00:08:37--> 00:08:43

are human intelligence can help them, we can have that freedom. And it becomes just becomes.

00:08:45--> 00:08:47

So it could not be possibly as

00:08:51--> 00:09:15

a part of this creation. But if you go from the trees or the stone, there's no difference. One would think the same. prayers are answered her prayers are answered also, for a song that no one would change to the code, or to the monkey, or to an elephant. And prayers are answered when they pray. This is a common monkey or elephant that's in the book, of course.

00:09:18--> 00:09:20

And this one phrase, the way man,

00:09:22--> 00:09:24

just one phrase, women

00:09:26--> 00:09:30

and prayers are answered, which is not the man mentioned.

00:09:32--> 00:09:37

No difference really, between praying to a cow or praying

00:09:38--> 00:09:42

in the sense that God created man, and God?

00:09:44--> 00:09:51

Is God the answer to prayer. If you call a man, God, that does not make him God.

00:09:52--> 00:09:57

If he was born, he can eat God because God is not born

00:09:58--> 00:09:59

if he will kill us

00:10:00--> 00:10:03

Believe, then that couldn't be God, because God.

00:10:05--> 00:10:11

God is the creator of the universe. He is not born, he does not die.

00:10:13--> 00:10:21

He is not a man, no idea how noisy it goes for free. He is the creator of man.

00:10:25--> 00:10:27

So only that one God alone

00:10:30--> 00:10:34

and that God does not appear in his creation anyway.

00:10:35--> 00:10:49

Because if we say that God becomes man, then it means that God is taking on the attributes of men, which are finite, which makes them less than God, no longer God.

00:10:51--> 00:11:14

If you say that God can do anything, some people may say, Okay, well, I can't do anything, why couldn't he become a man? When we say God can do anything, it means God can do anything, which is in keeping with him being God. Because if you can say God can do anything you need, there's anything that he could do not a God, then you can say, okay, it could mean that God could not be good

00:11:16--> 00:11:17

or bad could die.

00:11:18--> 00:11:30

Or God could make a stone which is too heavy for him to live. But these are all ridiculous ideas. Because God is the greatest God is greater than creation, and he does not.

00:11:32--> 00:11:34

It does not become less than himself a

00:11:38--> 00:11:46

man is capable of attaining salvation by turning back to Rob.

00:11:48--> 00:11:53

Rob does not need an intermediary between himself and man.

00:11:54--> 00:11:58

He is the Creator, and everything that he wishes.

00:12:00--> 00:12:12

If you need God, you turn to God directly. And he will have the affair. If you haven't done wrong, return to God directly. And God can forgive you.

00:12:13--> 00:12:14

But you have to learn.

00:12:17--> 00:12:21

This is a unique idea with Islam,

00:12:22--> 00:12:41

which is different from all of the other teachings, all of the other religions around us. Because it is only in Islam, that men worship god alone. He does not worship God creation in any way, shape, or form. It is only in

00:12:42--> 00:12:51

Islam that we're talking about, is not something which was brought to you by Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him. No.

00:12:54--> 00:13:00

This is actually a finding brought the same message which was brought by Jesus.

00:13:01--> 00:13:10

Peace and blessings be upon him, which was brought by Moses, may God be upon him, by Abraham, and by Adam.

00:13:12--> 00:13:13

All of the prophets of God,

00:13:14--> 00:13:18

all the people, all the people about

00:13:19--> 00:13:26

Islam, Islam meaning submission, to the will of God, plan is not the name of a person.

00:13:28--> 00:13:38

It is the name of the central principle of the religion, submission of man's will, to the world of God is what is

00:13:39--> 00:13:41

one who does go

00:13:43--> 00:13:46

whether he was or she was in the time of Abraham,

00:13:49--> 00:14:03

Moses, Jesus, or Adam, forever, submit your will to God, according to the teachings of the Prophet, as they thought that that person is

00:14:05--> 00:14:07

so different that they

00:14:08--> 00:14:12

thought that I wanted to affect you, as their means of

00:14:13--> 00:14:20

opening up the floor for some discussion concerning principles and the concept of

00:14:22--> 00:14:28

a discussion which should be not an emotional discussion. One where we're looking at things,

00:14:29--> 00:14:34

tactically, looking at things with our intelligence, not our emotions.

00:14:36--> 00:14:36

Any questions?

00:14:38--> 00:14:39

Write them down on paper.

00:14:41--> 00:14:47

You'd like to stand up and ask a question, or a question you'd like to ask. And, you know,

00:14:48--> 00:14:59

when somebody is talking, it is impolite. For you to be talking about the person especially if you'd like to speak to be given, standing or writing in your house. You know,

00:15:00--> 00:15:04

I'm here to try to share with you what I have found.

00:15:05--> 00:15:19

To help you to understand something about Islam, not to mention Muslims, I'm not here, trying to convert you to Islam, this is not the purpose. The purpose here is only to make the idea and the concept of Islam

00:15:22--> 00:15:27

explained in such a way that you may be able to understand what arises.

00:15:28--> 00:15:33

If you are interested in them, you want to find out more than what information is provided for you, you can go ahead and

00:15:35--> 00:15:38

if you're not interested, you find it doesn't make sense to do.

00:15:39--> 00:15:44

So, there is no compulsion, there is no pressure, this is only

00:15:45--> 00:15:53

an opportunity given to you to find out something, since you are here in this circumstance, by God.

00:15:57--> 00:15:58

As I said,

00:15:59--> 00:16:05

All prophets are Muslim, this meant that all prophets called the same teachings.

00:16:06--> 00:16:13

If a person thinks that Muslim means a follower of Mohammed, they got peace and blessings be upon him, then, of course,

00:16:15--> 00:16:18

the people will follow those followers of Muhammad

00:16:19--> 00:16:22

upon him. But what he saw

00:16:23--> 00:16:30

what he called people who was the same thing, that all of the prophets before him, called the people

00:16:31--> 00:16:48

look into the teachings. If we look into the Old Testament, the 10 commandments, what do you think commandments entail? What was the followers of Moses supposed to do? We'll find that essentially what they were told to do, was to submit their will, to the will of God.

00:16:50--> 00:16:51

They work the worship of God.

00:16:53--> 00:17:03

The purpose of man's creation, is to worship God, Jesus, himself, worship God. Jesus prayed,

00:17:04--> 00:17:18

when he prayed, and he was, he was showing demonstrating to people that he was not good, that he wasn't children of God. And he said, that it is not that he will. But as

00:17:19--> 00:17:27

he taught people to pray, Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth.

00:17:29--> 00:17:40

The will of God should be done on earth, we should submit ourselves to the will of God, as the angels of heaven, submit themselves to God.

00:17:42--> 00:17:44

And this you will find in the word,

00:17:45--> 00:17:47

all of the array of topics, whether it's Abraham,

00:17:50--> 00:17:58

Jacob, or the prophets, we're calling people who worship God. And this is even amongst Socrates, who we don't know.

00:18:00--> 00:18:12

Because when you go into religions around the world, you're going to Buddhism, Hinduism, you know, Confucianism, all the various isms that are around the world, people are involved in worshipping

00:18:13--> 00:18:13

the gods.

00:18:15--> 00:18:23

And this is a result of pushing for submission. However, those teachings are not really sure, as they were brought by the prophets who came

00:18:24--> 00:18:40

and got distracted. In time. People like to believe in something they can see. They can, they can feel, you know, this is the nature of man, it is easier for him to relate to something you can see.

00:18:41--> 00:18:46

The Prophet came to explain to people that God is not among the things you see, and

00:18:47--> 00:18:49

this is why it

00:18:50--> 00:18:51

is called faith.

00:18:54--> 00:18:58

Because faith isn't something that you cannot enter you believe.

00:19:00--> 00:19:08

You have evidence, but it's not something you can put your finger on. So prophets were there to explain to the people that God

00:19:11--> 00:19:36

was there is the one who created the universe. And it is easy we should worship, not anything that we make of our own hands, any images, you know, any parts of the creation, this is not God. God created it all. We should worship God. This is the message of all the prophets. Those that we know of, in the crusher, are the other doors that are in the book of

00:19:37--> 00:19:50

India, China, Africa, wherever you will find that people are called to worship. However, the concept of God he came before distracted

00:19:52--> 00:20:00

so people are easier to relate to a street or a store or a cow amongst your family.

00:20:00--> 00:20:05

It was easier in the minds of the people. But these ideas

00:20:07--> 00:20:10

were brought to the people by the forces of evil.

00:20:12--> 00:20:13

forces of evil led

00:20:14--> 00:20:16

by an individual who we know

00:20:18--> 00:20:20

is the one, and those who follow his path.

00:20:22--> 00:20:27

people away from the worship of God, to the worship of God.

00:20:28--> 00:20:30

Because this is the greatest sin.

00:20:34--> 00:20:35

It is greater than adultery,

00:20:36--> 00:20:37

murder,

00:20:39--> 00:20:51

fornication, rape, healing, all of these are big things, and they're very bad. But the worst thing that a human being can commit is to worship someone other than God.

00:20:52--> 00:21:12

Because the purpose of our creation is to worship God, then if we work with someone who is not God, we work with God creation instead of the Creator. And that is the biggest error that we can make. Because we are destroying the very purpose of our creation.

00:21:18--> 00:21:23

Any questions? Some of you have been writing? Would you like to talk?

00:21:24--> 00:21:26

to somebody from the start? We don't want to

00:21:27--> 00:21:29

have the questions monopolize.

00:21:44--> 00:21:44

Okay,

00:21:46--> 00:21:47

let me say that,

00:21:50--> 00:21:51

that Jesus

00:21:52--> 00:21:59

is God, then you are not a Christian, according to the teachings of Christianity.

00:22:00--> 00:22:00

Let me just say this.

00:22:02--> 00:22:08

And that's fine. I mean, I don't have any problem with that. Because as far as

00:22:09--> 00:22:11

the actual teachings of Christ,

00:22:13--> 00:22:31

were, if we were to look at them carefully, we can see that he was not telling people He was God. However, the most the majority of Christianity Today does believe that Jesus is God. Because the basis of the belief is in the show. And I'm saying this, I know you might

00:22:33--> 00:22:36

know, I was born and raised.

00:22:37--> 00:23:08

My father, my grandfather, was a scholar, a minister and the church call it I was, I have understood what Christianity was, I grew up as a Christian. And I have studied Christianity in depth. And I'm saying this, not an idea which is coming from me, but something you can find out yourself, if you go and open any encyclopedia, and read, what is Christianity, it will explain to you very clearly, at the basis of Christianity is that God

00:23:09--> 00:23:11

had three

00:23:13--> 00:23:27

existences or three manifestation. This is called the Trinity. And it's referred to as God the Father, God, the Son, God, the Holy Spirit, three gods in one, this is the body

00:23:29--> 00:23:37

as an idea and frequency five ad, the Christian leader from Rome, and from Greece,

00:23:39--> 00:24:12

this idea forward to the the correct beliefs concerning God. There were other Christians of Egypt and Palestine, who believed at that time that there was no such thing as God was one However, they were defeated in the Council of Nigeria. So we have what is known as the Nicene Creed. And this is the basis of Christianity. the Nicene Creed is a belief in God, the Father, God, the Son of God, the Holy Spirit, three gods in one, that is,

00:24:14--> 00:24:20

for means that Christians as a whole, according to what Christianity is understood today,

00:24:22--> 00:24:25

believe that Jesus is God.

00:24:26--> 00:24:33

Okay, he is the Son of God, but he is God. Because when you say God, the Father, God, the son,

00:24:34--> 00:24:59

three gods in one new God, the son is also God, the Father, God, the Holy Spirit is also God, the Son and the father. This is what it means. What happens to a lot of people in Christianity is that they really don't understand what the teachings actually are. Most people don't even read the Bible. You know, the ministry comes he tells them a few things from here and there they go with that.

00:25:00--> 00:25:04

They really don't understand what the actual physical I said that you have to research.

00:25:06--> 00:25:17

You have to go and read and find out what in fact, is the teachings of Christianity? And if you find that it teaches that Jesus was God, and you don't believe

00:25:19--> 00:25:28

that there It means you must go and find the religion teaches that Jesus was created and sent by God, and he was not God. That's

00:25:29--> 00:25:30

the point though.

00:25:32--> 00:25:33

What do you ask about Islam?

00:25:35--> 00:25:44

Islam is mentioned in the Quran itself, is the book of Revelation, which came the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him in the

00:25:45--> 00:25:52

seventh century. And it is stated in there that your religion with God.

00:25:54--> 00:26:11

Now, of course, you would say, well, it's not in the Bible. But but it is in this book of Revelation. I would then ask you, can you find anywhere in the Bible where Jesus said, your religion is Christianity?

00:26:13--> 00:26:16

This man was made up by people.

00:26:17--> 00:26:24

Can you find anywhere in the Bible where Moses said, your religion is Judaism? No,

00:26:26--> 00:26:30

was made up by people. Because after the tribe of Judah

00:26:34--> 00:26:39

is nothing the Bible, I would then ask you, what was the religion of

00:26:41--> 00:26:42

Christianity?

00:26:43--> 00:26:45

It couldn't have been Judaism.

00:26:46--> 00:26:48

What was the religion of

00:26:51--> 00:27:03

religion was submission to God, worshiping God. And when you translate that I'm speaking English, when you translate that into Arabic, that means

00:27:04--> 00:27:24

Islam means submission to the will of God. But his name, as I said, is not one which people made up. It wasn't. Later on, you know, people are up to whatever they need to say, okay, we're going to call it Islam. I believe in Islam. This is in the book of Revelation.

00:27:25--> 00:27:32

And one who submits himself to the will of God, in Arabic, he's called Muslim.

00:27:34--> 00:27:36

I know in English, we expect

00:27:37--> 00:27:38

when a person

00:27:39--> 00:27:45

follows. Judaism is called Jewish. If you follow Christianity, if

00:27:46--> 00:28:04

you don't use you adding changes at the end of the word, change one who follows it. But in Arabic is different. Like you have your jihad, jihad is a subject of holy war, fighting for Jacob, right? Because you had one who fights to talk for the sake of writing all the

00:28:06--> 00:28:47

way here in Afghanistan, the people who are fighting against the Russians are called Mujahideen. So in Arabic, when you want to indicate someone following this or doing this, you put a preset, you put move, and this is what how you do so Islam, first of all, who submits the word to God, called a Muslim, and this is in the Koran. And it describes Jacob, as referring to themselves as Muslim of Abraham versus others. This is described in the way that Jesus what he saw was Islam submission to the will of God. So the name come in the Book of Revelations itself, called the Quran.

00:28:48--> 00:28:53

And it doesn't matter if you have if your language for example,

00:28:54--> 00:28:56

in segala,

00:28:57--> 00:29:03

gallows language, you had a word in Tagalog, which means submission to the will of God.

00:29:05--> 00:29:06

And you said this is my religion.

00:29:11--> 00:29:14

is Islam translated to other languages to leaving?

00:29:15--> 00:29:20

The religion of God in submission to the will of God?

00:29:21--> 00:29:22

This is a true religious

00:29:25--> 00:29:25

request.

00:29:31--> 00:29:33

Okay, before I take written questions,

00:29:35--> 00:29:35

did you or

00:29:37--> 00:29:39

anybody else wanted to ask a question directly?

00:29:42--> 00:29:43

I want to give

00:29:45--> 00:29:48

opportunity to those people to whom this is primarily

00:29:49--> 00:29:55

here opposite you know, I said I don't want to stop you off from asking questions. If nobody here wants to ask any questions.

00:29:56--> 00:29:58

But you are here, this is your chance.

00:30:00--> 00:30:01

You find out by

00:30:04--> 00:30:09

reading the Bible not, and it can be open. And not only do

00:30:10--> 00:30:13

you have anything in your mind, anything you'd like to ask

00:30:14--> 00:30:20

concerning Islam concerning Muslim anything about religion concerning Christianity.

00:30:22--> 00:30:23

Don't

00:30:26--> 00:30:45

Don't think that if you ask anything, you might lose your job because one of the directors of God is going to make most of your name. So I promise you, I promise you that any of the directors were here, they are in full support of this discussion. And they want you to ask anything which is on your mind.

00:30:56--> 00:30:56

The Bible in the

00:30:58--> 00:31:02

book, the basic revelation, the basic teachings of the Prophet is no different.

00:31:03--> 00:31:37

You'll find what the prophet SAW in terms of God, man, worshiping God, submitting to God, you know, giving piety, you know, crediting adultery, and all the crimes that were taught by the prophet, this you will find also in the crime. However, the main difference is that the Quran, this book of Revelation revealed 1400 years ago, has remained exactly as the tragic was revealed, until unchanged means no man has added anything to it. No man has taken away anything from.

00:31:38--> 00:31:41

So when you read it, God teaches us.

00:31:42--> 00:32:16

But when you look at the Old Testament and the New Testament, what we find there are the accounts of people, people are writing human beings or writing any stories in them anything to contradict each other, you know, contradiction, things have been taken out. If you look at the different Bibles from the time of the King James Version, you look at the original Revised Standard Version, the Bible, the Japanese version, which has more books than the Protestant version. And you know, the Eastern Orthodox version, I hate to find all these changes. In some of them, you read in the bottom, they were taken out, these verses were taken out those verses, to see all kinds of things. So you can see

00:32:16--> 00:32:45

this is something is the work of madness is not God's revelation, it has something of God's revelation in it, but much of it is the work of man. And so you will find and it's something which are attributed to the Prophet, which we could never imagine a prophet of God, the prophet of God was a prophet of God, one who was sent by God amongst the people, to guide them to the path of God, to show them how to live a righteous life,

00:32:46--> 00:33:05

when the revelation which was revealed from God to them, and to demonstrating their own life, how to live according to the laws of God, this is a prophet of God. But when you read in the Old Testament, you will find stories and variable deposits, which I will be very shy to tell my

00:33:09--> 00:33:11

story is like a story of

00:33:12--> 00:33:13

how your daughter

00:33:14--> 00:33:18

got him drunk, and he committed incest with them, and had children by them.

00:33:21--> 00:33:27

And this is just one of many others. This is not from God, this is none. I can

00:33:29--> 00:33:31

find, for example, concerning

00:33:33--> 00:33:36

the Old Testament, the Jews have rigid and

00:33:37--> 00:33:39

that you may not take interest

00:33:40--> 00:33:41

from your brother.

00:33:42--> 00:33:46

from other you wish you may take it from the Gentiles.

00:33:48--> 00:33:59

But this is not the law of God. The Law of God is an interesting man. It should not be taken from anyone can see they changed the book, writing to suit themselves.

00:34:01--> 00:34:15

The God is called the God of Israel. their own personal God is the Lord God of Israel. Everybody else. She's not good guy. So he's kind of doing the things which have been chained by man.

00:34:16--> 00:34:27

But he has to change when you go back and see Robert Moses, the second commandment, what do they say? You find those same 10 commandments as guided August in August.

00:34:42--> 00:34:42

One question

00:34:46--> 00:34:48

is from Adams from Mohammed.

00:34:49--> 00:34:50

same message,

00:34:51--> 00:34:55

the message of one God, why is it different religions came about

00:34:59--> 00:34:59

as I grew

00:35:02--> 00:35:08

When the prophets came and showed the people the right way, sometimes the people rejected

00:35:09--> 00:35:12

the message. And those who regretted the messages, of course,

00:35:13--> 00:35:20

when Jesus came to the people of Israel, and they rejected the messages he brought to them, they went to see

00:35:23--> 00:35:25

what happened, those who followed the Prophet,

00:35:27--> 00:35:31

they remained on the right path. But after that time,

00:35:33--> 00:35:40

you know, other people who came after them, they began to make changes to the working,

00:35:41--> 00:35:45

they began to make him. So this is why you find today

00:35:46--> 00:35:52

that what he is a Christian will believe that he is a follower of Christ.

00:35:54--> 00:35:57

If you look into the life of a Christian,

00:35:59--> 00:36:02

are they following what type?

00:36:05--> 00:36:07

Jesus did not?

00:36:12--> 00:36:13

How many of you don't?

00:36:21--> 00:36:24

I mean, how many of you will consider yourself a cricket

00:36:27--> 00:36:28

runner.

00:36:34--> 00:36:37

The majority of Christians today

00:36:39--> 00:36:41

that Jesus didn't

00:36:43--> 00:36:46

mean that you're not following the way.

00:36:47--> 00:36:48

He said he was the

00:36:50--> 00:36:55

according to what is written in the New Testament, that he is the way if you're not following his words.

00:36:56--> 00:37:08

It also says in the Bible, in the New Testament, it also says that Jesus, when he was with his companions in the garden of destiny, it says, he went up further.

00:37:09--> 00:37:11

And so on the state.

00:37:14--> 00:37:16

This book which was handed out to you, it says, Love

00:37:20--> 00:37:21

this white book.

00:37:23--> 00:37:43

If you open it up in the beginning that I mentioned, and tells you where exactly in the New Testament you can find Jesus described as falling on history, and prayer, and prayer. But also Moses did the same thing. Aaron did the same thing. David visiting the Prophet great by falling on their face. And

00:37:44--> 00:37:51

the only question you keep doing that today amongst Christians is a picture of him I was on an airplane before he goes on the airplane. He

00:37:52--> 00:37:56

goes on the airplane, and he comes out next, but nobody else does.

00:37:58--> 00:37:59

So what happened?

00:38:00--> 00:38:08

Jesus was awake. And he fell on his face in prayer. How many of you who call yourself Christians fall on your face and brush?

00:38:11--> 00:38:13

Your hair? Or what happened to the way

00:38:15--> 00:38:18

that ray is preserved? In Islam?

00:38:19--> 00:38:20

following

00:38:21--> 00:38:22

I will look

00:38:26--> 00:38:27

at visa

00:38:30--> 00:38:36

visa, I can tell you what I know. I can tell you what I know what you should ask.

00:38:38--> 00:38:52

Because he said he didn't come to wake them up. He didn't come to say that law was given the law of Moses. He followed the same law, which is the law of God. God reveals to men that he should not eat pork.

00:38:58--> 00:38:59

If you disobey God, this

00:39:01--> 00:39:16

is disobedience of God. For God's sake, don't eat pork and pork in your city. I mean, it's different levels of things. Of course, right? This is not like the big, big, big thing, okay? It's one or the other.

00:39:19--> 00:39:26

And if we want to enter Paradise, if we want to inherit paradise, then we must obey God.

00:39:29--> 00:39:30

So

00:39:31--> 00:39:32

think about work. Okay.

00:40:00--> 00:40:14

But the thing is, I think this is what you have been told. This is what I've been told. But what you need to read it again, you need to read it again. Because one reason is not recorded in the Bible as

00:40:16--> 00:40:34

people who study the history of Christianity, they will tell us that the early followers of Jesus, they call them one Judeo Christian, they continue to follow the basic laws, the mosaic laws, the laws have said that he's important for early Christians will continue to do that.

00:40:35--> 00:40:45

And furthermore, you even have one second Christianity called the Seventh Day Adventist visa, people are following the chain you checked in and you're following, and they are

00:40:47--> 00:40:53

so clear in your book, that he thinks what is allowed, how it is that they are taking the same book, I'm saying?

00:40:55--> 00:40:59

I'm saying that you need to look at it again. Because when Jesus,

00:41:00--> 00:41:07

when Jesus took the evil spirit, out of the people who are possessed, where did they go into the pig,

00:41:08--> 00:41:10

they went into the pig.

00:41:11--> 00:41:16

This is part of this is where you decided, you're going to the dogs.

00:41:19--> 00:41:26

You understand. So the point is that the law of Moses, a dignitary did not come to break that law.

00:41:27--> 00:41:38

When he comes to change the law, they follow the same law, people after a time, they're the ones who change the law, just to disappoint you, because because it is harmful to them.

00:41:39--> 00:41:54

It is harmful for men, biologically, psychologically, and spiritually, we may not be able to pick out and find out exactly how it is. But God who knows man, and he made the

00:41:55--> 00:42:08

she told us don't use a pig, because because God is not prohibiting just because he felt like it. You know, just as just making life difficult for men, okay. You can eat just

00:42:09--> 00:42:10

the way of God, God,

00:42:11--> 00:42:32

God, God, a wise God, for the things that you have other things which are harmful. Now, if a person from that time because obviously, we only found out about hypnosis after you discovered the microscope, you know, in the 17th century, later on, we found out what diseases were caused by. So we now find out

00:42:33--> 00:42:47

we, as believers, in God, we, as people are obedient to God, we don't have to find out why God had for him to do something in detail.

00:42:48--> 00:42:51

We believe that what he predicted for them,

00:42:52--> 00:42:55

so we don't wait until we find out and then we do it.

00:42:57--> 00:43:09

So those are true many vertical follow the commandments of God, from the time of Moses before Moses to the time of Jesus, and Mohammed, they got the message out all of them also deprived themselves from sickness.

00:43:11--> 00:43:24

Also, in more modern times, we find out people who have problems, you know, have cholesterol and heart disease and deposits of packaged products, is one of the first things that Dr. Seller gave up first.

00:43:29--> 00:43:30

And then you have to look at

00:43:33--> 00:43:34

you have to look at

00:43:36--> 00:43:39

poverty with Europe. Nice, tasty.

00:43:42--> 00:43:43

And I know,

00:43:44--> 00:43:44

you know,

00:43:45--> 00:43:50

people who have grown up as Muslims who have never eaten for a

00:43:53--> 00:43:58

title. I was not born with a family I grew up is broken either.

00:44:01--> 00:44:05

So the point though, is that not everything? Tastes good?

00:44:09--> 00:44:15

Doesn't mean essentially good. Boys. Yeah, poisons around which is very sweet.

00:44:17--> 00:44:18

So just because

00:44:22--> 00:44:25

somebody may ask, Well, why does that make it bigger?

00:44:28--> 00:44:29

Just like

00:44:30--> 00:44:33

everything is interconnected. Everything has a role.

00:44:35--> 00:44:42

To have it's sufficient to live a normal life right? So you don't put them away especially you move around, you find that she was she

00:44:45--> 00:44:47

was impressionable where the

00:44:48--> 00:44:51

animal methods, you know the God that he sees anything.

00:44:52--> 00:44:55

So what you have in the pig is a garbage collector

00:44:57--> 00:44:59

who can remove the garbage for you?

00:45:00--> 00:45:07

And that's the same as somebody invited you to follow the garbage collector know the big truck now electronically from the garbage truck.

00:45:10--> 00:45:11

The print

00:45:13--> 00:45:15

supply has a role to play

00:45:18--> 00:45:33

the rules in this world, those that might interest me, I could kill them and everything else that applies. Because when a person or when to an animal matter dies, a fried eggs and eggs in an egg because up break it down as part of that process of decomposition of matters.

00:45:34--> 00:45:35

So we don't have to eat.

00:45:36--> 00:45:37

Similarly,

00:45:38--> 00:45:39

if you don't have to,

00:45:41--> 00:45:55

we don't know about the some of you know about, some of it may find out 10 years from now a year from now. But because we are people who believe in God, and believe in the wisdom of God, we believe and submit

00:46:07--> 00:46:08

a question.

00:46:29--> 00:46:29

Okay,

00:46:30--> 00:46:34

I gave you the chance I'll go through it, right.

00:47:07--> 00:47:07

Right.

00:47:09--> 00:47:11

If a person doesn't want to think

00:47:13--> 00:47:19

the person doesn't want to think, then no matter what you say, you will not be able to convince them.

00:47:20--> 00:47:29

You know, it's like the case of Prophet Abraham mentioned in the class, and also mentioned in the Bible, where his father

00:47:31--> 00:47:32

made idol.

00:47:34--> 00:47:35

And he

00:47:36--> 00:47:37

wrote the idol

00:47:39--> 00:47:44

to show his father and the people that the idols could not possibly do.

00:47:46--> 00:47:48

But the people rejected.

00:47:49--> 00:47:51

They couldn't, they didn't want to take

00:47:54--> 00:48:01

his advice, didn't want to find the shoe, they prefer to go on the way that their advantage.

00:48:02--> 00:48:03

You know, this is the way of ignorant

00:48:05--> 00:48:18

and fresh people, people feel well, isn't what my parents did is what I've been doing all my life, I don't care what anybody says, the person the person was put their hands over their eyes, fingers in the ears, and

00:48:19--> 00:48:21

they will end up in hell by their own.

00:48:24--> 00:48:27

But reasonably, logically speaking,

00:48:29--> 00:48:30

a person can be shown,

00:48:32--> 00:48:38

as I mentioned before, that if somebody has those who are worshipping, destroy an idol,

00:48:39--> 00:48:45

and not another stone idol. And they can be questioned as to why there was this one, I'm not that one.

00:48:47--> 00:48:59

And if the person says, Well, this one is just better Gods you know how you know that it is better than this one is following this, start to show them that each person will have taken some of these gods everybody feels that their God is the Basilica.

00:49:01--> 00:49:03

But in fact, somebody needs

00:49:04--> 00:49:05

somebody needs to God with their own hands.

00:49:07--> 00:49:07

And

00:49:09--> 00:49:15

it is not that particular god that is answering the fridge if I took away the guy, and they trade it

00:49:17--> 00:49:19

without actually doing the tasks in front of

00:49:23--> 00:49:36

me there's a number of different things you can show them concerning the items that they may wish. However, as I said, if a person is not willing to reflect and to think

00:49:37--> 00:49:39

then no matter what you show

00:49:40--> 00:49:41

they will matter.

00:50:16--> 00:50:39

Well, it's his idea of concentration is against Islam, in that God is accessible for every man. Once you put something in between man and God, then well you may be theoretically, and philosophically using this as an intermediary, practically you are worshiping God,

00:50:42--> 00:50:43

practically speaking,

00:50:49--> 00:50:53

but who gave him the authority to concentrate on?

00:50:57--> 00:51:02

Right, he's concentrating on this is saying that it's wrong to concentrate on that.

00:51:03--> 00:51:04

I mean, this is

00:51:06--> 00:51:21

this is not from God, God did not give him this to concentrate on and when you look in terms of the gods that they concentrate on, right, and I would just like to mention in particular, Hindus, Hindus

00:51:22--> 00:51:24

have like their holy city Banaras.

00:51:26--> 00:51:27

And in Banaras,

00:51:29--> 00:51:32

the main God who is worship rushing to Chico

00:51:34--> 00:51:38

and Shiva is represented in a form called Lingam.

00:51:40--> 00:51:41

And Lingam

00:51:42--> 00:51:43

is

00:51:45--> 00:51:47

a representation

00:51:48--> 00:51:48

of

00:51:49--> 00:51:52

it, amen. sexual organs

00:51:58--> 00:52:00

800 million people

00:52:01--> 00:52:04

focusing their worship on a man's sexual organs.

00:52:12--> 00:52:13

I didn't tell anybody to watch it.

00:52:17--> 00:52:22

And all you have to do is go from place to place in time, similar states have

00:52:23--> 00:52:28

this concept of concentration, sufficient if idol worship,

00:52:31--> 00:52:33

there is a rationale.

00:52:35--> 00:52:40

And that rationale is provided by

00:52:42--> 00:52:45

Satan make the worship of God's creation,

00:52:48--> 00:52:58

by rationalizing for him, so not really worshiping, they don't really want to do this power, when worshiping God, such concentrated power.

00:53:00--> 00:53:02

And so you end up pushing the tower.

00:53:05--> 00:53:06

But this is not

00:53:07--> 00:53:08

this is

00:53:10--> 00:53:13

and this is the greatest thing that a man can come.

00:53:19--> 00:53:25

And the message of the Prophet was that God is acceptable for everyone.

00:53:27--> 00:53:31

Men only have to turn to God and fair and he will

00:53:33--> 00:53:33

hear him.

00:53:35--> 00:53:40

When man makes God, like man, this is when these kind of rationales become

00:53:42--> 00:53:48

acceptable, because a person will tell you listen, if you want

00:53:49--> 00:53:49

to get

00:53:52--> 00:53:53

a holiday early,

00:53:55--> 00:54:04

and you need to take the deer head of the hospital. Now you're told to go walking down the doors and we'll get a doctor to come in. I want to get a holiday

00:54:05--> 00:54:12

your supervisor, your supervisor, Rose and curled somebody up for you and then they speak to the media to get the okay

00:54:13--> 00:54:18

intermediary in this world to get things done, we need intermediaries

00:54:19--> 00:54:20

but this is the world of

00:54:22--> 00:54:29

God is unique is different. He does not need intermediaries. So when you think of God in terms of are

00:54:31--> 00:54:33

these ideas start to make sense.

00:54:34--> 00:54:36

But when you come to the realization that God is not like

00:54:38--> 00:54:46

the things which govern man in his dealings is not the way it is regard then becomes nonsensical, and the false hood of it becomes obvious

00:55:05--> 00:55:15

What do we have to? Why do we have to realize is that Rob made different creations with different purposes or different abilities.

00:55:17--> 00:55:22

According to the correct teachings, the angels were created, they only,

00:55:24--> 00:55:25

they only do good.

00:55:27--> 00:55:32

Angels cannot disobey God commanded. They do what God commands, and

00:55:33--> 00:55:34

that is one creation.

00:55:35--> 00:55:37

But man is different.

00:55:38--> 00:55:49

God gave men a choice between good and evil. If he had wished, he could have given him a shot. And then he would have been like the angel, another creation.

00:55:52--> 00:55:58

So it was the choice of that. And then if you ask, why did God choose to give men?

00:55:59--> 00:56:08

Now you're entering into the realm of God, if you can understand God, that you become on the same level as God,

00:56:10--> 00:56:29

is he like men, when he understands how is tree function, then is able to make the tree bear fruit when he wants it to bear fruit or go this way or that shape or he's able to manipulate? He becomes greater than if when he understands the workings. But for us in relation to God, I have knowledge, that's a decision.

00:56:30--> 00:56:37

I mean, I'm not talking about a device because like some people say, Well, you know, the sensors you might see fit. Okay, you might stop there. No, I don't mean.

00:56:39--> 00:56:44

Because the rigidity is illogical. When you say one plus one plus one equals one

00:56:46--> 00:56:47

equals three.

00:56:49--> 00:56:53

But when we say, why

00:56:55--> 00:57:03

does man do good and evil? Because God has given him a choice? Why God gave him a choice.

00:57:04--> 00:57:04

This is

00:57:06--> 00:57:08

why you decided to create?

00:57:10--> 00:57:11

Why did God decide?

00:57:14--> 00:57:14

He does not believe

00:57:17--> 00:57:18

in man because he wanted somebody to worship.

00:57:20--> 00:57:24

God has no need of what makes him God. He chose to be a man.

00:57:27--> 00:57:30

We do things other than nice, man.

00:57:31--> 00:57:31

When you

00:57:33--> 00:57:34

make the mandates across

00:57:36--> 00:57:38

the transposition, make the plays.

00:57:39--> 00:57:41

He does things out of

00:57:43--> 00:57:44

God does not do.

00:57:50--> 00:57:54

He created men, because he shows he wish to create men.

00:57:56--> 00:57:56

Why do you wish

00:58:00--> 00:58:06

you can go there, there's a point where our knowledge has to stop. Because if we can understand why God wishes,

00:58:08--> 00:58:16

we can understand that level we're gonna recover the level of God, wishing a god wish, we can understand why we wish we can, we should.

00:58:18--> 00:58:22

But we do things or at least our knowledge, to the point of what she has given.

00:58:24--> 00:58:30

What has informed us is that whenever he wishes a thing to be, he says,

00:58:33--> 00:58:36

he wished that this creation Be and it was,

00:58:37--> 00:58:44

he wishes wish that man now the choice between good and evil. That is you'll have no choice between good and evil. And we will.

00:58:46--> 00:58:49

What we have to deal with is the choice of

00:58:50--> 00:58:51

what do we do?

00:58:54--> 00:58:56

obey God and choose

00:58:58--> 00:59:00

the good, disobey God?

00:59:03--> 00:59:10

He has informed us, not only do we have the choice, but that girls will obey Him and do good.

00:59:11--> 00:59:13

When we feel better

00:59:14--> 00:59:21

at the end of this short life, and those who disobey imagine evil will receive the work that they can imagine.

00:59:23--> 00:59:25

So we have to decide what we want

00:59:27--> 00:59:30

is adjust the things of this life that we want the short

00:59:31--> 00:59:33

at any time. We don't know when it's gonna yield

00:59:35--> 00:59:42

or do we want that everlasting life that comes afterwards to be one of good clients out.

00:59:44--> 00:59:46

So we make our choices accordingly.

01:00:19--> 01:00:33

This is a common misconception that Islam was spread by choice. But if we had to look, for example, most of our guests here are from Philippines. And we look to see, how did Islam come to

01:00:36--> 01:00:40

Islam came to the Philippines to trade

01:00:41--> 01:00:42

sushi.

01:00:43--> 01:00:48

People were not forced by swords and knives to become Muslim.

01:00:50--> 01:00:52

People became after Magellan. And

01:00:54--> 01:00:58

then of course, you have watching shark and people being forced to become Christian.

01:01:00--> 01:01:04

Please, we looked at he was doing the fortune with the shirt, it was the pictures.

01:01:05--> 01:01:13

In fact, when Muslims conquered things, as the invocation of some of the oppressed side, we're

01:01:15--> 01:01:18

Christians, Jews and Muslims lived side by side.

01:01:20--> 01:01:24

The vast majority of Christians have been did not become Muslim, many of them this

01:01:27--> 01:01:27

would have become,

01:01:28--> 01:01:34

but when the French and the Spanish came back into play, and they recounted

01:01:35--> 01:01:47

everything that was from out of state. And they set up the imposition course, where any single sign you have the idea of one guy was put to the state where

01:01:49--> 01:01:49

we can.

01:01:52--> 01:01:55

The Crusades were not the gun Bible.

01:01:56--> 01:01:58

It was European,

01:01:59--> 01:02:09

Italian, French, no Adrienne British back together and decided that they wanted to free the Holy Land. Like it

01:02:10--> 01:02:14

was them, Christians, Jews living side by side.

01:02:16--> 01:02:23

Each one worshiping it was under the impression and had been for hundreds of years, the Christians were lacking

01:02:24--> 01:02:28

when the data came in, and this is what you can read from your own

01:02:29--> 01:02:47

challenges by Western science. When the Christians came into neither me nor Palestine, they massacred the Muslims. Did you tell the Christians were there? Because the Christians were they did not belong to the Roman Catholics.

01:02:50--> 01:02:57

So they were massacred a lot. So it wasn't about liberating the Holy Land. They're the ones who came with

01:02:59--> 01:03:00

massacre.

01:03:01--> 01:03:13

So it is really very sad. When we look at Indonesia being the largest Muslim country in the world, 100 50 million Muslims, not a single Muslim soldier went

01:03:16--> 01:03:17

to the world.

01:03:18--> 01:03:26

No one is saying there were no backing. But Islam expanded from out of Arabia, into an Islamic Palestine issue into

01:03:27--> 01:03:49

Egypt, North Africa. The Roman Empire was there, the Persian Empire was there. But the peoples of these empires were under huge, terrible taxation, under oppression, they were begging to come to liberate. And they were liberated, they were not forced to become Muslim, India, which was ruled by Muslims, for some

01:03:50--> 01:03:55

500 600 years, the vast majority of Indians

01:03:57--> 01:04:04

is 100 million Muslims, some 800 million Hindus and Jains and Buddhists and everybody else.

01:04:05--> 01:04:09

So Islam was by default, and forcing everybody to accept Islam.

01:04:12--> 01:04:25

It was not because in the very essence of the teachings of Islam, there is no compulsion in religion, one cannot, for somebody to submit to the will of God, that is the individual choice.

01:04:27--> 01:04:28

So that

01:04:29--> 01:04:59

claim that position, which is the level that is a flat one, which came out of the crime of the crusades, and which has been passed on, you know, in books, and movies and etc, in over the over the years. But it is definitely when one goes back and look at the history of the spread of Islam, and the conversation between Islam and Christianity. We find that this word was really in the hand of the Christian and not so much

01:05:00--> 01:05:00

Have

01:05:15--> 01:05:17

you have some questions? What's happening?

01:05:25--> 01:05:29

Don't be shy, you know, whatever is on your mind, don't feel that your question is going to be silly.

01:05:32--> 01:05:33

To ask the question, everybody laughs like,

01:05:35--> 01:05:36

a wild boy,

01:05:39--> 01:05:40

something that comes across people's mind.

01:05:44--> 01:05:46

This is open discussion procedure.

01:05:47--> 01:05:49

It is a service

01:05:50--> 01:05:56

is nothing that we're trying to push on you, but offering you a service. If you have a question, and you have questions

01:06:08--> 01:06:08

in the back,

01:06:24--> 01:06:28

to become a Muslim, it requires only one thing.

01:06:29--> 01:06:31

It's a declaration of

01:06:32--> 01:06:37

assertion, this is considered Islam is based on five pillars.

01:06:39--> 01:06:45

And this is according to the teachings of the Prophet. And this is the same wherever you are in the world.

01:06:46--> 01:07:29

When a person decides and accept the idea that God is One is the only true God, one God, who is not manifesting, his creation is not infinity, or having fun, or mothers or uncles, and you know, all these other things, but just one God, that's the first step. The second step is adjusting the hammer, you've got peace and blessings be upon him as the last of the Prophet. And when you accept him, he's accepting Jesus, as a prophet, accepting Moses, and Abraham, all of the prophets of God, when they first accept, make that declaration inside the display executive, and they say this in front of any other.

01:07:30--> 01:07:31

That makes them

01:07:35--> 01:07:40

very simple. But following that was you find because in Islam,

01:07:41--> 01:07:45

it is not just a question of what we may call safe.

01:07:47--> 01:07:51

Because sometimes we confuse with knowledge.

01:07:52--> 01:07:57

You may have the knowledge of something, but not really have faith, not really believing.

01:08:00--> 01:08:03

And to faith will get you

01:08:04--> 01:08:09

where his knowledge and take you to hell. Because Satan,

01:08:10--> 01:08:14

and I believe, was very knowledgeable about God,

01:08:15--> 01:08:24

and about what the religion of God is, etc. But Satan is the bigger enemy of man, the most evil being invasions.

01:08:25--> 01:08:27

That knowledge was not translated.

01:08:29--> 01:08:42

So what you find is that, though the first pillar of Islam is declaration of faith, the next four pillars are all that in Muslim, to do so to

01:08:43--> 01:08:48

put this into action, to make it a living.

01:08:49--> 01:09:31

So when a person makes a declaration, after that, they must start to pray five times a day, minimum, or maximum. worshiping God is something you do as much as you can. But the minimum should be five times a day, and three, five times a day, is really, to organize our day around the worship of God, around the remembrance of God. So when you get up in the morning, you're not getting up there to take a shower. Each of you prepare yourself to go and work to deal with your material needs. You get up in the morning first, to remember that to work.

01:09:32--> 01:09:33

After that.

01:09:37--> 01:09:44

When you break at midday, breaking for lunch, put more food in your stomach, so you can have energy to keep working the rest of the day.

01:09:46--> 01:09:49

To remember that to worship God

01:09:50--> 01:09:59

because we are both spiritual and material. But I heard your side is more important than I'm sure so we have

01:10:00--> 01:10:06

Get tested and to use it to drive over to our physicals

01:10:07--> 01:10:12

just we don't neglect one or the other, we have to do both. But we have to decide which ones

01:10:16--> 01:10:17

are suited.

01:10:18--> 01:10:41

So in that way, when you go through the day, what happened today is divided up into five parts. And it is to help them organize the data, the rules around the members of God, because we believe that when one remembers God, one is righteous. One has a good chance to be right, when one forgets, and one becomes evil,

01:10:42--> 01:10:46

is when you choose to get out of your mind, then you can do

01:10:48--> 01:10:52

that in your mind. Remember that machines, you're going to be accountable for exactly what you do.

01:10:54--> 01:10:56

I want to have to stand before God and deal with this

01:10:59--> 01:11:04

idea of fasting fasting in the month of Ramadan. The other principle, this is

01:11:07--> 01:11:09

the complete path, not giving up.

01:11:11--> 01:11:14

or giving up something just giving up food

01:11:15--> 01:11:17

and giving up sexual relations

01:11:19--> 01:11:28

for the daylight hours of the ninth month of the lunar year, and that is giving them control over a

01:11:30--> 01:11:36

human being is driven by the desire for food, and the desire for

01:11:37--> 01:11:44

sexual relations. When you look at crimes in society, they're always around these two factors. These are the main two things,

01:11:46--> 01:11:47

to commit crime.

01:11:49--> 01:11:55

So fasting is there to give us control. Help us to control these desires.

01:11:56--> 01:12:02

So that we do not let our desires run away without the break without the guidance.

01:12:04--> 01:12:06

And at the same time, when we

01:12:09--> 01:12:11

we get an opportunity to feel hunger,

01:12:13--> 01:12:22

to feel hunger, what is hunger, so that we can appreciate the situation of the many people in the world who are hungry, not by choice.

01:12:24--> 01:12:29

They're hungry, not by the show. But by suggesting that

01:12:32--> 01:12:37

by doing that, and by God's destiny, we have food America

01:12:38--> 01:12:40

that we have

01:12:41--> 01:12:48

the blessing that God has given, we have a duty, to be generous to those who are in need.

01:12:49--> 01:12:57

So that hunger There is also to remind us of the needs of others. And that would make us want to be generous to share what you have with us.

01:13:00--> 01:13:11

And the cap, which is the compulsory shower, which everyone who has savings, not the money that they earn on a monthly basis, but when a person has savings

01:13:12--> 01:13:25

in the bank or whatever, over a period of a year, over and above their needs, then they must give 2.5% of it not to the priest or the minister, but to a four

01:13:27--> 01:13:39

and that is sufficient man, that the walk that he has or she has is not something which is there to do it as they clean. It is something which God has given us a truck,

01:13:40--> 01:13:41

a truck

01:13:43--> 01:13:47

which they are responsible for which they will be asked about how do they use it

01:13:50--> 01:13:56

and they have to share some of what they have with those. When

01:13:57--> 01:14:04

and the last pillar Hajj, the pilgrimage to Mecca. This is a commemoration

01:14:05--> 01:14:08

of the religion of God.

01:14:09--> 01:14:21

The religion was called to the worship of the one gods. In the pictures that you see of Mecca, you see a black object called the Kaaba traveling

01:14:23--> 01:14:29

this last object, some people mistakenly think that Muslims fall down and pray to them.

01:14:31--> 01:14:32

But what is this

01:14:35--> 01:14:38

is actually a place of worship.

01:14:39--> 01:15:00

It was a place of worship, built by Prophet Abraham and his son Ishmael, after he had taken Hagar and Ishmael as a shout out to the valley of Mecca when he grew up, Abraham built this house of worship. This is the first house of worship dedicated to the worship

01:15:03--> 01:15:29

Joy from the place where Muslims come to perform rites of worship. Before it is the focal point of worship in the sense that it is a direction, not that people are worshipping the object. But it is the direction in wish to play, pray for organizational purposes. Just as in the Old Testament, Jews were commanded to pray in the direction of the Temple of Solomon.

01:15:31--> 01:15:39

The Kaaba, become the direction of worship, mosques are turned in that direction. When people come into play, they all play in that direction.

01:15:42--> 01:15:56

And everyone is encouraged, once in a lifetime, if they're able, they're economically or physically able to come and perform rites of worship, which will be done by Prophet Abraham, there in Mecca,

01:15:58--> 01:16:26

that is allowed for what are called the Pillars of Islam was the first step, the declaration. When a person declares faith, they become something anybody. You know, for example, if you felt that way, and you stood up knowing you said that, we all accept you right away, as a Muslim. After that, you come. And we have to learn how to pray what you need to do what you say in prayer. And you start to do things after that gradually. But the first thing the starting point, is the person says,

01:16:28--> 01:16:30

I accept that there's only one God.

01:16:31--> 01:16:34

Only one to see the Russian wives no father.

01:16:36--> 01:16:38

And I accept life

01:16:39--> 01:16:47

as the life of the Prophet of the light of the prophets, including Prophet Jesus, Moses, Abraham, and Adam.

01:16:59--> 01:17:30

A Muslim is one who believe in one God, I see what you said was one a lot, is actually a contradiction in terms. Because a lot means the one that doesn't believe in the one one God knows, you believe in Allah. Allah is the Arabic word, which means the one true God alone deserves to be worshipped. Whether you call for example, in Korea, they have a term harmony, which means one God,

01:17:32--> 01:17:42

God, before the coming of the Christians and Christians in there, all the people that this God had on him was really Jesus. And they got them

01:17:43--> 01:17:48

off the track. But the original belief in analytics, and I see my

01:17:49--> 01:18:00

career she can confirm this, this D Paladin is one God was not the type of the creation with the Creator. Exactly as he described a lot. He urged the Korean

01:18:02--> 01:18:35

got into fashion. We know that it was sent to Korea, we don't know what his name is anymore, with the dead tissue that he gave his students can still be found. So a lot is just an Arabic term. As long as you accept the concept, whether you call that Allah or Halloween, or yawei by different names, as long as you're talking about the one that alone deserves to be worshipped, then that's Suga

01:18:36--> 01:18:41

Mifflin. One who submit to that the ones who got

01:18:43--> 01:18:45

the terrorists, the terrorists is a person

01:18:46--> 01:18:52

who puts terror in the hearts of people, by committing acts,

01:18:53--> 01:18:59

which go against human nature, what people accept, as acceptable as

01:19:01--> 01:19:08

a person who has put a bomb on an airplane, and killing innocent women and children.

01:19:10--> 01:19:12

This in Islam is totally

01:19:15--> 01:19:33

your life. You know, for Islam, there are laws for everything. There are laws concerning and in the laws concerning war, it is so headed for a Muslim soldier to take the life of another person who is not carrying arms against them to go and take the life of a woman or a child or an old man.

01:19:35--> 01:19:38

Just going and killing people left and right getting bombed.

01:19:41--> 01:19:50

However, we have, in fairly recent times, a struggle was developed concerning the State of Israel.

01:19:51--> 01:19:58

Palestinian people, their lands were occupied. They establish themselves by violence by the use

01:19:59--> 01:19:59

of

01:20:00--> 01:20:36

The state the State of Israel, and they obtain the state fighters by putting bombs in the back of the British soldiers and bombing the homes of the people who are there and taking them out of the land. They took it by force, by terrorism. And some of the Palestinian people decided to shoot to resist against them in a singular life, by bombing and so on. But the fact that they are treating them the same way that she did, they were treated this in Islam is not allowed. It is wrong. Because the people who know a Palestinian

01:20:38--> 01:20:40

people assume that these are all Muslims. But this is not the case.

01:20:46--> 01:20:50

Some of the leaders of the clo are Christian, and some call themselves

01:20:52--> 01:20:57

but they're who put a bomb in a airliner, if that person called themselves that

01:20:59--> 01:21:05

there will be a list and only a name, because that's not sanctioned by Islam in any way, shape, or form.

01:21:07--> 01:21:28

So what has happened is that the news media has taken the idea of Arab and the bombings which have taken place in these airplanes, etc. and link it up with Islam and identified it as being listened to or committing these crimes. But in fact, this type of access, hopefully prohibited in Islam, it is true.

01:21:29--> 01:21:34

The law of retribution is for the eye,

01:21:35--> 01:21:38

to the to the law of Moses, is the law of the court.

01:21:40--> 01:21:50

So what that means, is not that if I go and kill your son, you can come and hear my car. No, that's not how the law operates. Imagine I am do,

01:21:53--> 01:21:58

you come into my turn, I do not get back at you, the law does not come into effect by me telling your son No.

01:22:01--> 01:22:04

You are the one with the disability, you're the one who should die.

01:22:07--> 01:22:10

So there is no justification.

01:22:12--> 01:22:15

Us tariffs mean against

01:22:17--> 01:22:29

Muslims. Muslims are not allowed to use or Damien's against them, they can only fight according to the laws inspired by God, and that is against those who fight against them directly.

01:22:42--> 01:22:59

Because the vast majority of what we call religion today, originally were brought by practice or brought to attention to people, they brought teachings, teachings, that were the same teachings and those guiding people to do.

01:23:00--> 01:23:02

This is the essence of religion.

01:23:03--> 01:23:21

In time, the teachings of the Prophet Allah, but certain things remain the idea of not killing people not feeling of committing adultery, eternal principles for him to learn, because these principles are obviously human beings. society cannot function, if you allow murder to take place.

01:23:23--> 01:23:25

To punish these things have to be

01:23:28--> 01:23:31

a part of the tissue. These are the names and these are the same

01:23:34--> 01:23:35

people,

01:23:39--> 01:23:45

the issue is not the other, they all teach the same thing. Because in terms of good,

01:23:46--> 01:23:55

because this level of good, this is from the fabric of God, and we all agree on this. However, there is one level of evil

01:23:56--> 01:24:00

of bad, which can outweigh all the good.

01:24:01--> 01:24:05

And that is to worship someone other than God.

01:24:06--> 01:24:09

So there they are, they talk about some words. And even

01:24:11--> 01:24:21

when taken comes to man, when he the person comes to you and tries to get you to be involved in evil, they're not going to come to you with evil, you're going to come with some good

01:24:24--> 01:24:29

or evil things behind it. The good is like is like the worm

01:24:30--> 01:24:31

of the fisherman

01:24:33--> 01:24:34

wants to catch a fish and he

01:24:36--> 01:24:36

is going to go back.

01:24:38--> 01:24:39

He might put a warm on it.

01:24:41--> 01:24:41

So the fish dies.

01:24:44--> 01:24:47

That is how it is. The fact that there is some good

01:24:49--> 01:24:59

does not outweigh the great evil. The greatest sin, the greatest evil, the good, the bad, is to worship other than God.

01:25:01--> 01:25:04

For the quality, though there isn't the quality and call it good.

01:25:05--> 01:25:07

The calling to evil

01:25:08--> 01:25:12

to the word evil outweighs the similarity in calling.

01:25:15--> 01:25:17

A person could easily say,

01:25:18--> 01:25:19

a communist

01:25:20--> 01:25:22

who denies the existence of God,

01:25:23--> 01:25:26

but is meaningless. He's not going to try that.

01:25:27--> 01:25:30

So just the fact that the communism says, good,

01:25:32--> 01:25:35

you're good to go. So, this is

01:25:36--> 01:25:37

not enough

01:25:38--> 01:25:38

to inherit.

01:25:40--> 01:25:48

When the same way when we go from religion to religion, we find the golden era possible. At the same time they call to the racist

01:25:49--> 01:25:51

worshipping God's creation.