An Open Session Part 2
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Ultimately when you see the explanation given in the different religion, our intelligence will tell us
what is God and once
you bring him to the reality of what
the main object of worship,
Shiva is represented by what is called in the Hindi language, lingo.
Lingam a direct.
This is the main object of worship.
Now, a thinking Hindu
can come to the conclusion can't be
made up by Muslims,
written by Hindus about their religion, and they can just go
if you go and look at the various objects of worship,
there are people worshipping trees,
some worshipping idols of
some worshiping animal, sun worshipping human beings.
Why are you worshiping this?
Why have you taken this
test will tell you
what I pray for my God, my friend,
would love to worship.
Intelligence comes into play, if the three
people cut the tree down and
worshipping the animal, one was
this is not the man
very little difference between a man
and animal issue.
made up of elements which should be summed up together you can make a lump of summer.
So, none of these
could be as many
as a handful hampered by God alone
is only in the religion
that you find the true path to God.
God is prevented by each and every one. And when you find
that the teachings of this religion,
call into the worship of God alone without any intermediaries not in the form of its creation in any way, shape, or form. That is the religion of God.
That was the religion of Moses, as Jesus, Abraham.
this is going to depend on you being an individual, in other words, for you to be saved for you to attain salvation, you know, as a Christian,
about people who've never had
the chance to salvage
depending on your knowledge in a particular way, determine whether you know about
the destiny of God.
So that destiny should be born in a place where you never have any goals to help. He's been believing in
this is not just an hour,
and dad is evil.
So the religion of God must be universally attainable
from the teachings that were brought by the fact that people can go back to that original teaching, which is the worship of the one shoe God alone.
is the starting point. And then, of course, you got to look at other features,
the greed of the religion, the worship of one
of the principles of religion, again, human nature,
do they do the good after a human beings live by the limited only perfect Master, because we live in the religion of God,
because we have
that he should have guidance
in all aspects of his life.
Look at the various religions as they present themselves.
And what we believe
is that it is only in Islam, that you'll find that quality of who God is a system, which encourages everyone, to worship God and all without within all of this take into account human nature,
men and all Africans.
It is embodied in Islam, all of the other religions that you find on Earth.
They involve worshiping God's creation,
in the name of God.
They believe that they're worshiping God.
They're worshiping God.
This is something common.
And it is only in Islam.
In the final form, as well, as we're taught by Jesus, and Prophet Moses, Abraham, ends up with Adam, as you find the correct teaching, with regard to box.
I let them know that they can follow it. And
if they did not find
some of the answers, and they will not complete what I'm saying that
as a gift from God,
to God in prayer, and all of the different forms,
and everyone experiences some of them. And some of them
they went, raises his hands and he says,
what the mistake is, Is this his hand up,
listening like everybody else.
So that judging the rightness or wrongness of religion based on whether or not because God,
according to his,
God is good for you, they think it would be good for you.
That is the knowledge of God.
However, the Prophet did,
that default of the believer at all.
However, not all,
because we said for Thomson with the recipe, so God will not give you that thing, however,
given to you on the day,
will all be accurate.
The Law of God defines you as a major subject
must be more vocal after
the fact that God knew that you are going to do and allow you to do with that excuse you can the filler filler.
Part of the knowledge of God know that the way to do that the way to do
it is to
and because of that you're responsible for your choice.
The destiny of God
and His knowledge of all things,
a part of him being God,
he knows all things.
The right thing about things is an expression of his knowledge of all things. But it doesn't mean that he makes you do or make you not do.
It is wishing that you
tried not to pay is wishing that you did not betray
And he has
to tell us, what do you think
inadequate wait that, like that three
or anything of that nature, some fashion or another because of that innate instability or
gender that they know about that. So, therefore, you have
all kinds of
people are believing whatever it is that they believe, because that's all they know. Well, they go,
signs in their life,
God showed them signs in the life of the pastor
and seek the truth, and God continues to reveal to them until they attain.
It may be in the time that they actually come in contact with Islam, and they eat the food.
They eat a certain point that they die, and God knows what their intent was, what they believe, and he was happy.
And sure we know God is
that, remember that you plan for the length of the mean, submission to the will of God.
In the pure sense,
forever a person
is on the path of love.
And God will guide him according to the knowledge that came to him what was available to him that in general, once you have gotten on that path, he continues honestly to follow and to improve and
believe in in in a judgment that he's responsible for he does this as a sister, then basically he is on a path to paradise.
That the final deadness is
mentioned in the plan. When a lot of said that we did not or will not punish people until the offense in essence
the punishment of God
to them and they chose not to follow. Then they
I do a lot
the followers of Christ and His side.
And the teachings of Christ are maintained within the teachings of Islam.
It is not just the bowing the frustration inside because the
pope when he gets off the plane and makes the profession
that Jesus Himself didn't eat pork.
But the vast majority of Christendom
the women around Jesus only see the faces of Mary and the other girl covered up. some lovely guy wasn't going to
that at the practice at the Faculty fine when we look into what is now known as Christianity, which is a deviation from the actual teachings and facts of life and companions
have become a proposition we know from the televangelists.
the the hierarchy and the jobs and it turned out it turned into a kind of a business.
And as such, it did not follow the way
people have questions, in fact, not followers of Christ. But worshipers of Greg.
When a woman is divorced,
normally, she goes back to a family unit, a woman living alone in her apartment with children. This is very unusual. What happens when you go back to a family either go back to a friend or she will go back to one of the brothers or the uncle whenever possible and stay with them to continue our life. In also a family she remarried. So the family structure fits her back in, she's not really out there on her own, you know, having been married for 20 years, not learning any profession to look after yourself, etc. And all of a sudden she's done the job market
efficiency assessment number in the shop often certain amount of money from the men earnings to give to her to protect her life and to alimony alimony.
Because, fundamentally it is the job of the family to look after the members of the family. This is a standard principle where the family is incapable in the state.
When a woman married a man, she does not become
in the sense that she is now within his direct family. She is married to him by contract.
And the contract is working that relationship
responsibility with her at that point.
However, the responsibility shipped back to her family.
Okay, the children, the children are very young. Normally the goal is the mother to complete the period
when there's an age of discernment, which they calculate about the age of seven, eight, where the child can choose between which thread wants to go with if given the choice
is not because that shows
physical relative sort of relationship which is a part of him. So he has a direct responsibility for that job, but he is obliged to continue to maintain it is the shoulder back into the family and the family said well we don't need them because we're finding somebody for them to learn is absorbed.
However, it is your responsibility and he will
fulfill it as long as he is
Capable of fulfilling?
Well, what they do traditionally here, you know, is that that is usually given to the Father,
some very easily given to the mother, because
daughter for wanting to get married, she has to have the consent of a guardian. Neil
accepted that consent is your new to
illegal consideration a woman normally to contend to the Father giving all her eldest brother, you know, if there's no fathers normally go back to the Father, it is mainly for home protection that he has set the person out of fear that this person is a good person who will look after
the guy doesn't have that much money, or like a family or whatever, these kind of considerations are not sufficient grounds to stop the woman from marrying the person.
And she can then take it to the court and the court will override
the marriage. But under normal circumstances, The Guardian should be there for the marriage of the female, this is why adopt is generally given to the Father. And because the woman
in various circumstances she has to travel abroad or anything like this, she should have with her a male guardian. So that provides guidance order for the sending you to give it to the mother, essentially, to the tray, you know which way they want to go?
the multiple marriages is a finished part of the magical system,
you're gonna find that more than 1400 years ago today,
at the same time, it has not modified itself, the fundamental laws have not modified themselves, you know, according to the winds and the changes,
because the principles which are divinely ordained, we believe to be universal.
However, the application of these principles, you may find some variation in terms of ruling, for example, in the past, you know, when tobacco first came into this region, it was used to be disliked, you know.
however, in recent times when the medical profession in America, you know, has identified it as being a fourth and
then the changes now with the ruling dystonic ruling is because now they have knowledge that is cancelled for the media and the ruling here to be credited.
in that sense, there's some knowledge, but the fundamental principles like that's the example of
having more than one lesson, this is something which is standard for them.
Because they have more multiple marriages in Islam is not an open concept in the sense that a men
feel that they can move a woman and you know, he keeps the library feels like
he is required to look after her in the same way that you look after the first lesson.
She is on equal status. He has a cheater Jackie in the same way.
So you have actually two households that he estimates are three or four a maximum of four.
That he has to maintain completely. The children are all identified it is also Yes. them up.
So this is why you find that submittable connect them wherever you go. You don't find more than 10 to 15%. Even here, where people have a lot of money.
Potential after the fact to
responsibility. It's not just you know,
you know what you can take pleasure for me.
The light goes on when you take a bump.
However it comes with comes along with it. It feels a responsibility
of shopping or things like that
without being together
all for them together. So they don't associate that much
a natural on the part of the woman the sense of a man sharing her, you know, with
a man with another woman
jealousy generally signal more common
fallacy where people have accepted it as a part of the law of Divine Law, you find that the problems may exist Normally, if you think about it in the West, the problem exists between the wife is minimized. You find, for example, the fellow officer at my department,
they all live in the same house, there's a big house, you know, but each has their own state would allow for the children interact live with life.
the woman for example, prefers to live separately in a separate home, do the other woman
allow that to happen, the children come together and they are encouraged to submit so that they don't feel any kind of dislike, if you will and a lot of Blige to be together all the current condition,
because their circumstances adapt together.
So, you may find the situation a different than what you may do, instead of seeking out for like, a stopping one time, you may take one one day, another another day.
depending on our relationship in your
way from family to family,
say this is the way it is
people are not as familiar with it, it tends to be, you know, blacker, more people more accepted in the society tends to be
one way to separate from a lot, then the different intensity
factors on a larger scale, more well known, then you find that the friction between words is much less
likely I'd like to mention here in terms of women and marriage, is that when a woman marries a man, she doesn't think on his name. She keeps her name because name indicates genealogy. When you see a man by the name of Mohammed Abdullah, Mohammed, the son of Abdullah, when we see a woman Her name is Fatima.
Abdullah, Fatima, the daughter of
a man she doesn't automatically come from a family where she maintains her own name, the property is our own and the rights for owning and and and disposing of property is composed of established when Sam came
modern recently given but she has the right to property over property, she uses that as a separate individual entity.
Yeah, he has no rights in the property of witches her own you know, she wishes to share a property with him, you know, she may do some of what is hurt either by inheritance or he has given us in case of you know,
marriages also, this may be large or small, whatever given to
the manager, the director, the woman and the goal basically is, is symbolic of the man's preparedness to the boss of the woman. The woman has the right to ask for as much as Sheila
have cousins is allowed to get encouraged.
This allows the
family encourages imagine outside of that allows for cousin and
marriage in families within families in general. You know from the example of the prophets in the early Muslim
encourages Americans outside of
marriage in families within families in general, you know, from the example of the fatherless and early Muslims, it is one of not nine within one's family intelligence. And this is one of the reasons why, for example, flexible in the world where I was involved
in a very intimate with the people in our AAA, we came up with a name to name in Indonesia, which was family name, simply similar to names in German, but the same as the people that are there. And the process of intermarriage is something which has always been encouraged. You know, in Islamic tradition,
I would say generally speaking, you know, the military has encouraged women to wear the abyad outer garments, you know,
this type of thing,
maintain a level of modesty consistent with the sizes to avoid
many people, many people here are influenced by what they've seen in the movies because they
in videos or related movies, they come here, and
the way that a woman is presented in the movie industry is one of a new
type of individual.
The woman is portrayed back in terms of the movies, I mean,
relationship, you know, extramarital relationships, and
now we're going to jump in a tie and
this is a misconception, right, that has this misconception,
conception and so, if a person is in a fashion similar to those who are portrayed in the movies tend to prefer to make that association This is why it is preferable for the woman to cover
these kind of incidents
No matter how much a woman is,
maybe try to make some advances, whether it is to American women or women holography
element is everywhere, regardless of how small it is a such a such as, but I would say that, in general, the more covered a woman is in terms of sheer American
who adapted to the local customs, the less chances of harassment, which they say
as you practice their religion,
no compulsion in religion
in Arabia in particular,
Christian would not be allowed to separate
and this is because this area is looked at as like a sanctuary, the sanctuary Muslim which is which is
only or most highly guarded area in Islam Mecca and Medina these two areas were no non Muslims allowed.
So as far as that sanctuary You know, this area,
the Arabian Peninsula also in general, the the allowance of the setting up
These institutions. In fact, this is outside of this realm, whatever they wish to be even, they're allowed to do so in the privacy of your home or in, you know, in other people's home, outside, which is completely outside of this area. If you go into Jordan, or to Sudan, or Egypt, you know, Christians make up their own churches have their own synagogue, and Palestine, where I mentioned you they were synagogues, and churches, especially which existed, all during Muslim rule in that region.
concept of belief in a supreme being.
In India, also, they believe in a supreme being, in spite of all the idols and things that people naturally associate, to Hindus,
Buddhists, you know, the variety of different religions around the world, they all believe in one Supreme Being. But what happened is that in the course of that belief, intermediaries have been placed between themselves and that's
also been portrayed within the creation. So they end up worshiping different aspects of the creation in the disease, that they're worshipping the Supreme Being. Okay. Now, when in Islam,
says we believe in one God is meant by that one God, who is not portrayed in his creation, who does not have an intermediary between itself and creation, that is the one true God
anything other than that, though, it may claim to be monotheistic feminism, of course, it is
looked at as being corrupted monotheism, it may have a monotheistic is destroyed, but it has become corrupted, you know, the Trinity is looked at as a corruption, you know, you know, duality in Persian, ancient Persian religion, corruption, corruption, you know, the Trinitarian and multiplicity of Gods in India, as a corruption, you know, so, the monotheism that he spoken about when he left them said, he believes in one God, it is different from the monotheism, which is generally accepted by Christianity, it is much more similar to the monotheism of Judaism. In fact, Judaism, what that the teachings of Moses, where he talks about the one God, commandments of God to
worship the one God, who is not portrayed in any images, in any way, shape, or form, this edition of that portrayal of God in images, is to prevent men from worshipping God's creation, because any image that you try to portray God,
something you've seen, because you're not going to make something
to present that kind of portrayal, and keeping the concept of God being beyond the creation, Mosaic Law.
Pacific in prohibiting any kind of portrayal of
Islamic law is consistent with that.
Even in the case of Judaism, though, if monotheism is very close to Islamic monotheism, and, as I said, according to Islamic teaching, it is believed that the monotheism of what is known as Islam today was the same monotheism of Jesus of Moses, Abraham. What has happened in the case of Jewish tradition, because when Jesus came with the message of reformation of clarifying the teachings that have been handed down for generations through the Jewish line, the majority of Jews rejected him.
They insisted on the deviation that they were following
our discussion when Jesus came to correct these discussions are referred to in the plan the plan has correct
The discussion, as
the discussions have crept into the followers of Jesus.
And in Judaism, the discussion came in the concept of God being the God of Israel,
our own private
guide, as repenting for the evil that he sought to do to his people, that kind of a concept regard is almost subservient to the people. This, again, is inconsistent with that pure monotheistic concept of God being Supreme, to all powerful, the God of the universe, the God of any procedure,
there has been a change in the society and the nutritional from the over the last 50 years here, there have been major changes have taken place. However, the changes have been more the area of Technology Center in the area of
society, social change,
the society is concerned about know, that social, moral values and things were held high, you know, for generations, or DMV,
the idea of changing to this kind of structure is driving Mercedes Benz and going to the moon and there's no objection to that. So that's not a problem. The problem comes with, for example, students who go overseas and study and under Western influence, and come back and try to promote these ideas here, there's a struggle going on.
Also, with the influx of the media, you know, which is promoting certain, because even though you may censor the media, to the degree that you remove to
certain philosophies and ideas that are being portrayed about morality, etc, which you know, are
having a, an effect. I mean, you assign certain signs here now, which are inconceivable, you know, before, you know, the idea of
juggling Noah, people are, you know, setting up and dying and distributing drugs,
to find some individuals that went to some consumer selling jobs, bringing it in for
something, you know, existed, and the law was you're dealing with individuals, but now
people are watching the media, where he may have gone gangbusters and you know, bungee and the type of things where the criminals have glorified, you know, the lifestyle and dissuade that, you know, adventurous, you know, dashing, daring type of this is affecting some degree with the type of funds that you're seeing the professionals you didn't see, four years ago. So the
same time the religious element is gone, we
know, our people. So realization of this, gain more control of it, you find more concerted effort not just to the rise of fundamentalism,
generally placed in the rise of fundamentalism in Saudi Arabia. But really what it is, is our people recognizing the potential harm that is coming from these media
influences because what now allow people to go to places which they wouldn't have bought before, and to go to places where they are within the consensus of grasses like Ireland and other places and they come back with
AIDS is at a very low level, because of the lack of nations very little
political commitment by people who have gone abroad and, you know,
what they looked at as being prime.
as I said, there is a rise in encouragement and education of people, you know, the, you have a number of sensors, which are formed around the country to help educate the Saudis.
abroad, now, they have to go through for, you know, a month or they go to where, you know, religious individual people will explain to them, you know, the values and rationale behind the values, because there's also a tendency that when a person is born within a system,
they take things for granted,
becomes less of a cultural practice. And that's something done out of condition and understand the rationale behind it. So, again, you will find here in an effort to try to bring people back to that rationalization, you'll find videos and are being produced, which will present and educate people as to the sonic values, in audio, the audio, just as you have seen as Western music and music.
Now, people can listen to lectures and
decide to increase the awareness of the people in the society to the principles and the consequence of the values and the ideas behind them. For a day, we'll be able to handle these type of changes. But
I will say that, when we consider the American military presence here, and its presence in other parts of the world,
you will find that the effects of the military presence here the society is miniscule in comparison to what happened elsewhere.
fear among men here, that similar thing that happened in Thailand, you know, he said, this became part of our authentic silence, you know, Philippines, Milan, Hong Kong, North Korea,
because of the American
populace, or a large portion of the populace became prostitutes, people are telling themselves, you know, our effects didn't take place here.
For the first time in history, where American Motors had been in a large scale, and locked and loaded war babies were amongst the most
Bobby from the local population.
In in Vietnam, you know, half American, half Vietnamese,
you know, because they represent American oppression, to some degree, you know, having come to Vietnam and devastated the country. So both kids suffer because of the fact that there have been more recently because they try this issue of
nation that came in and 70.
More babies suffer more babies in Philippines or babies in Thailand, what babies
in terms of a previous life,
in the sense of a previous life, which is found in a
Buddhist Hindu tradition, where people have been reincarnated, this is non existent in fantasy. However, it is necessary that when Adam was created all of Adams descendants in physical form,
and they were made to bear witness that God was symbol
for that, on the day of judgment, they will not be able to claim that they were not aware of God's law, nor could they claim that they were subject to the influences of their families and their tribes and their people. And they shouldn't be blamed for falling apart.
This is stated in the class so they believe that man was created in physical form. And given a concept of a virus each child is born with
the society after that, you know, influences that. So the child became a young person
And a consciousness of God which is a part of his or her nature.
In terms of first existence, when men die, physical body dies, that goes into a state of limbo between this life and fear of resurrection. Of course, it is that Limbo in the sense of a long period, wait for a direction, but the fact that a person when they die, especially they go out of his time zone. So in the process of resurrection, almost begins at the point of death
will be resurrected, physical and rejoined with the third, there will be
who believe in one God, whatever background they came from powers of Abraham, a follower of the Prophet sent to Korea or to Africa or South America, whoever maintained the teachings believing in one God, you know, doing like to see, such people will inherit paradise, those who rejected that belief,
who lived a life of evil, they will go to help other people also who
accepted the belief
but did not sufficiently on the belief, in other words that he will override your legacy. Those people may go to help where period of time period of purification tries to entering data
around the corner.
We only have a few more minutes if you have any other final questions. We can take the last few and then