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today will begin
the first in
a series on Islamic Studies
covering the topic stylesheet tafsir hobbies and in order
this order has been chosen.
Because we know that the foundation of Islam is our hint.
This is what determines whether a person has a Muslim or non Muslim in terms of stepping into the fold of Islam.
And the foundation of Islamic knowledge is the Quran
Tafseer represents the interpretation the understanding of the crime.
And that foundation is coupled with another foundation similar
to the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam and that is contained within what we call Hades
the Quran and the Sunnah, the principles within the similar makeup what is known as the Shetty,
And the application of that
divine law which is referred to as Sharia.
problems and issues which occur in human life, this is known as
the this is the order that we'll be following, beginning with
followed by the plan, explanation, understanding, so now, and finally,
or the fundamentals for understanding how the Sharia should be applied in daily life.
Before going into the concept of tawheed, the fundamentals of it
I would just like to stress
education is something which, as Muslims,
we hold in very high esteem.
This is something I'm waving
for brothers and sisters who have come out of non Islamic backgrounds and reverted to Islam or converted to Islam or embraced Islam or want to put it
came out of a situation where
the educational system
leftovers of colonialism
and living in England,
that oppressive system with its racism etc. In our left many people
will have a negative view towards education.
So many of our brothers and sisters
have come into Islam
having dropped out
to varying degrees from the educational system which exists in the country here.
And I understand naturally that's when a person accepts Islam It doesn't mean that all of a sudden, they become a new person in all aspects. True. Islam is a turning point and it is supposed to
produce a new individual.
The Muslims are supposed to be distinctly different from the gaffer.
However, the reality is that when we come into Islam we usually carry with us much of what when before.
it is very important for us to realize that Islam has put
stress on education
and education of course begins with knowledge of what is necessary from the religion.
For one to be able to obey the commandments of Allah in all aspects of one's life,
I mean, this is
the most important aspect of knowledge.
However, the other knowledge which is necessary for a Muslim to be able to function
to establish a society is also necessary knowledge.
it is very important that
that many of us would like to go to Medina, or Mecca,
Egypt, Sudan, wherever to go and study Islamic
the vast majority of us will not be able to go.
And the vast majority of nurses
will not be able to complete their studies.
Because, as I pointed out earlier,
that the numbers of those people, the percentage of those people who have gone to study
in universities of Saudi Arabia, Mecca, Medina, Riyadh,
the number the percentage of those who graduated from the studies
is less than 1%
less than 1%.
not only is the process of going to study not an easy process
is something that
the whole community
hopes, unwilling to study
in Medina and Mecca, etc.
Then they will be lacking in many other vital areas which are necessary for building and establishing Islam as a real community here in England.
So, I would advise
and encourage you, brothers and sisters to advise those who accept Islam.
To go back into the educational system
and to complete their education.
Utilize the system here has provided many, many
access courses and
government aided programs where a person can go for no cost, and complete his education and go on into various fields which are necessary
in building a community. Because
the community is going to require plumbers, carpenters, lawyers, doctors and all the various fields.
And if we are not
prepared to make those kind of sacrifices, and we're not really serious about establishing Islam, Islam is more of a fad.
something interesting, it's fun for a while.
But it's not really taken on as a way of life. Where we feel that this is the beginning and the end, there is nothing else.
We're not serious, that is really serious, then we have to have a a scope of vision, which includes the establishment of Islam
as a way of life in this country.
according to the scholars of Islam, it is haram for us to be here.
We're not about that.
We're just about carrying on day to day lives, you know, just to get food anyhow.
You know, like the animals, they will add Muslims to our mouth and it is haram for us to be here.
This includes those brothers and sisters who have migrated here come from mother dad or come from Pakistan or India or wherever they come in. The scholars of Islam unanimous that it is haram for Muslims to leave the country on Islam, the land of Islam
and go to the land of
material gain just to eat, sleep, drink, have a good time. It is hot scholars a universal
person to me here
See, one has to have a justification for being here.
has to be
the establishment of Islam, conveying the message of Islam, to these people who don't know about. If we're about that, if that is our intention, then what we're striving instead of intention, intention is what we say, but this is reflected in our lifestyle, then we are justified in being here. Otherwise, we should not be here.
Of course, Realistically speaking, we know that, to a large degree, the so called Muslim countries,
open their arms and say, Come. But this is actually realistic, you know, so we don't really have too much choice in terms of, to even go for Muslim countries, things are not so straight forward. In many Muslim countries, if you call for Islam, to call for the establishment of Islam, you're considered to be, you know, some kind of
enemy of the state. In Indonesia, Wonder 50 million Muslims, it is considered their children to call for the establishment of Islamic faith, people have executed their for calling for the establishment of Islamic law
in the realities of the Muslim countries. So we understand practically speaking, we cannot go around and say to every Muslim who's here, whether it's from Bangladesh, or is a congress that you have to get out of here, happy to be here. Realize, practically speaking, there is not much choice, you don't have to make a choice to go and many people cannot just pick up and leave here.
So the reality is we're here now we have to justify our state.
In other words, we have to do what it is allow wishes for us, once from us here to make our stay here blessed. Otherwise, our stay will be crushed.
And the basis of getting the blessings of Allah for staying here being present in this society is striving to establish Islam on a personal level, on a community level, and to convey the message of Islam to the community in which we are.
point I'd like to mention just before going into dog[???]
is something concerning the naming system of Islam.
Because of the fact that I've observed that many brothers uncoming into Islam, they will do sisters, they have their names
changed in a fashion which is actually not according to the Islamic system, you know, from use of Islam, on down.
The system of naming in Islam
is based on some principles.
The English system of naming, used to be based on principles, but in time it has evolved and become just just really a last name is the only thing of real importance which identifies your family. But there was a time
when the names indicated genealogy, genealogy meaning your parents, your four parents who they are, etc. This is what the original naming system included.
And so you found people used to be called
the son of john.
JOHN became john son, and eventually became Johnson.
before in the past, people were called for for the son of swords.
And this is part and parcel of the Islamic naming system.
name ourselves according to our families, our parents names our fathers needs to be specific.
freed slaves of his by the name of readable and hardest.
The hardest meant they the son of
his name was changed to
Muhammad. So he became known as he even Mohammed Jade, the son of Mohammed.
until they reach Medina, when they reach Medina, then the mercy
from so Allah, that verse of the five
Reveal in which a lot said, Call them by their father's names. It is more just to allow
dad's name, according to the naming of the soccer.
Fans are fella went on to say, in a number of number of hobbies, you know,
he said this on the table ohare, et cetera.
This first one I mentioned, I mentioned, it's fun, it's fun. It's a book by engleson.
He will knowingly attributed his fatherhood to someone other than his real father will be excluded from Paradise.
He who knowingly attributed his fatherhood to someone other than Israel father,
will be excluded from
He will deliberately lesson South Nicole the son of someone other than his father, his duty of understanding
The fact that departments once our fellow will say that one who attended his fatherhood, no to other than his father does not enter inside as one will allow themselves to be called the son of other than his father is, is in the state of Maine, this is saying that the issue of names has a particular place of importance within the Islamic system as a whole.
So when we come into Islam, whether as a realization,
conversion, men, we try to take Islam as a complete whole, as a series of systems dealing with various aspects of our lives, whether it's a system of eating, system of prayer,
economic systems, etc. And the naming system also, you shouldn't be so insistent about all the other systems, but then when it comes to names, we should, anyhow, anybody do it as you please.
So what happens is that
according to the Arabic moving system, which departments are self approved,
a person's name the given name, was followed by the name of his father.
His name is Mohammed, Abdullah, Mohammed, the son of Abdullah.
So when a person comes into a slump,
if he chooses for himself in it, and this is not a requirement for him to change his name,
it's not a requirement for a person because you become awesome, you automatically must engineer know that many of the competitors did not change and then
they came in for quite some time just come everybody can give them a new normal
had some particularly negative meanings.
ones which are particularly ostentatious claiming for themselves, things which were, you know, not really the life of any individual.
Or if they had meanings which were connected with paganism and idolatry. These names were changed.
A person comes into Islam.
We made the way the person would adjust and correct the naming system is that if his name for example, was
his father's name is
When it comes into Islam acquainted Islamic meaning system, his name automatically becomes
may now change Michael he doesn't particularly want Michael he wants to get an Arabic sounding Islamic sounding name. So he chooses Nikkei or Macau is the Arabic version that Michael chooses Muhammad.
Muhammad tiesto His name is Mohammed Eben the son of Joseph Johnson. This is what he's saying. Even you can write it No You can leave without any without his Mohammed Joseph Johnson. That is the correct system.
When he has a daughter,
daughter's name, she's an infantryman for example. His daughter will be Fatuma if you decide to write it in
I mean, if you give the doctor fatness you give her the name Fatima Isha
Muhammad. A name like this, what this actually means you see, when you give a second name after the child's name, this indicates genealogy. As I said, if you don't put the Father's name there, and you put a female's name there, This usually means that the women committed
So the child is then attributed to the mother. So Ayesha Fatima, for example, means or Fatima, Haitian means Fatima, the daughter of Ayesha
wore her out of wedlock.
So this is the system once you are fine, but of course,
it doesn't become so obvious here until you go to the Middle East, the Middle East into Arabic, Muslim countries, when they will ask you to write your name, it will then ask you to write first, you know, your your given name,
then they asked for your father's name, then your grandfather's name,
then the name of your family, the general name of your
question course, you know, Florida is what they call it can be confusing, because you know, that's not how you write your name. In the end, when you put all these things together, that doesn't make up the name that you're going by. But that is how it is supposed to be.
That is the correct method of naming.
So it is important, you know, for those of us who feel that it is
necessary for us to follow the way of the Prophet Mohammed Salah in this regard, or in in all the guides that we you know, make this correction help those who are coming into Islam to realize what is the correct way, and that we correct, you know, if names it's worth, it's possible.
It may involve a lot of money, we can afford it at this point in time, whenever we talk about forgiveness, we did something ignorance, we carry arland, if time permits or opportunity permits, we try to adjust it, you know, and this thing is not just for people just converted into Islam, commonly in India, and in in Pakistan, many of these other countries, they run away from the system of
because I'm sure that you're somewhere from Bangladesh, from Pakistan, right? What is your first name is stuck with your second name?
Yeah, and then what members come after, you have to piece to that. I mean, I know a number of other people who may have three names, but it doesn't represent that middle name doesn't necessarily represent the Father's name, you know, maybe a grandfather, you know, they have different systems, they, you know, the names are not following
this pattern that I've identified, you know, so I'm saying it's not it is something which has become widespread around the Muslim world, you know, in ignorance, and it's something which you know, needs to be addressed, especially in an art context here. Of course, we will find people, you know, coming into Islam, who may not want to keep this other name, because, you know, they they're into, they get into a kind of a nationalist type of thing, where they're saying, well, this is really the slave masters name, and, you know, you know, from the Malcolm X days, you know, where they put x in the place of the name and they want to, you know, they say, Well, you see the prices that
for the vast majority of us, we don't know,
how that name actually came about.
We know, in reality, that the slave master had relations with the slaves.
And this is the way most most of us who are various mixtures atronics have those relationships. So the same lesson may very well be the great grandfather, if you like it or not.
You know, I mean, this is the reality, you see. So that's, and it's not, it's not worth trying to get into arguments and knocking yourself out about right. The reality is that your father was the man was your father. Well, it was a it was, you know, Joseph
Johnson, actually, probably the You are the son of Johnson Johnson, regardless of how Johnson term about you know, generations back that's not significant. What significant here is that your name is you are the son of Joseph Johnson. What is interesting, because the problem was I fell and he told us
we should learn what in our family trees
not is sufficient.
To protect the rights of inheritance
and to prevent incest,
marrying within the proximity degrees. Because what is the reality here?
You decide you come into Islam your name was Michael Jackson and you change your name to Muhammad Kenyatta, whatever you
took some name you know.
he had relations with another woman someplace,
he had a daughter,
she comes into Slack, she calls herself, Fatima
such as you meet Fatima Muhammad,
you could marry her.
And she would be your half sister.
And that is of course,
a major sin.
If you chose to put your name correctly, as Mohammed bin, you know, Joseph Johnson, and she chose the name Fatima bin Joseph Johnson, no chance of you marrying your half sister.
And this is where the significance come in to protect you from falling into marriages which are prohibited.
As well as identifying the rights
of inheritance. When the time comes to divide up if you die and you have to divide up inheritance, people want to track down Who are your Muslim relatives, we need to give portion of your money to
my correct genealogies we'll be able to determine that.
Anyway, you know for further detail on that the naming system this can be found in my Tafseer of Surah gerat in the second edition, pages 112 to 118 in our run into it in detail bringing all the verse Hadees example to our partners I seldom change people's names, etc, etc.
Now unto Toshi
literally means unification, bringing things together into one,
when we use it in relationship to a law,
it does not mean
unit unification in context of a law, we cannot apply that literal meaning of the term machine to a law in the sense that we do not consider law to be three, who is united into one where you could have this process taking place but know what we consider we use the term tauheed here it really means maintaining the unity of Allah,
our relationships, with a lot
of things that we do, which are various aspects of worship, that we do for the sake of Allah, our concept of the world around us people within when we look at the world, we look at our existence, we look at it within the context of the unity of Allah, that Allah is one and for the purpose of analysis of this concept of thought.
And I should mention that, when the problem has got some sense, why didn't the jump to Yemen, as the governor of Yemen,
you told him that you will be coming to a people who are from the people of the book. And the first thing that you should call them to is the oneness of Allah. So this is our style.
This is the foundation and he said if they accept that, then tell them about Salah
in one stage by stage, so it means that even when we look in terms of Dawa when we're trying to convey the message of Islam to non Muslims, then it's very essential for us to get to this point.
Of course, it may be difficult, you may not be able to start from that point in conversation, because more people will start talking, guess what was what I mean, they don't wanna, they don't want to talk about religion or whatever. So you may start a conversation with something else, you know, something else which is attractive to them, which is interesting to them, whatever, that's what you're trying to do is to steer that conversation to that point of realization, of the oneness of Allah, and man's relationship to Allah.
So, for the purpose of analyzing these concepts,
scholars have divided
the seal of tawheed
into three aspects,
literally meaning maintaining the unity of logic.
She'd smile was the fact
maintaining the unity of allies names and attributes, until she la vida, maintaining the unity of worship.
made this breakdown of tawheed, for the purpose of
presenting a logical and systematical
rebuttal. For those people who had begun to deviate from the correct concept of tawheed. In Islam, I mean, you won't find this breakdown amongst the Sahaba.
Because in the time of the Sahaba, there was very little deviation in terms of concepts. Towards the end of the time of the qualifier, Russia do the righteous callous, means these deviations started to become to enter into the, to the body of Muslims, as Islam spread into Syria and into India, into Egypt, etc, people who accepted Islam, some of them brought in with them some of the previous concepts which they have, as Christians, or as Zoroastrians, or as Hindus, or whatever, they brought these things in with them. You know, some people, many people brought it in with, you know, as they grew in Islam, visual removed, other people who are, you know, very philosophical in their
approaches, you know, they sometimes wanted to maintain these concepts into, to give them an Islamic clock, there are still valid and to try to put them in static terms. And they tried to express these when they tried to express these early callous, used to, you know, with the web, people complained against these people, these people were banished, or they were executed or whatever, they wouldn't allow this to take place. However, you know, as the your mayor state dynasty became more and more corrupt, then the concern of the callus, of maintaining purity of ideology was not so great, until you found more and more people who would arise and make statements concerning a law and concerning
mind, etc, which were deviant.
And it then became the duty of the scholars of that time to
receive these ideas to defeat them, you know, using the Quran and Sunnah in a logical and acceptable fashion, which would convince the masses of the people. And it is out of that process that It added that efforts to combat these deviant ideas that the science of tawheed arose. And the scholars working, you know, broke the system down into various groupings, is breaking it down into three is just one possible break down. Some people break it into two, some may break it into four, you know, I mean, the numbers are not critical. We don't know, let's not think that this breakdown is the only possible vector. This is just one way down which was used by a number of scholars.
The first category which I referred to as our Shiva, rubia, or the unity of lordship, this refers to
the only source of power in the universe.
C'est la hawla wala quwata illa Billah there is no movement, no power, except by a large wheel. We are affirming.
The term Rob
literally means Lord.
The Creator sustainer The one who looks after
refers to when we talk about the hate of movies.
Whatever happens whatever takes place in the life of a man, this is by the wish and the will of Allah
attribute it to anything other than Allah.
When we talk about
this is this is an expression of this aspect of rubia whatever takes place is that the laws allow
this means, then
good fortune, and misfortune are, according to the best thing ever, not, we don't attribute good fortune and misfortune to anything other than
when we do so, we come
in this aspect of stylesheet.
And this is something, you know, very widespread
in our Western society, wherein
people talk about lucky numbers, lucky this and lucky that mad luck in this way and that way and the other way, you know, in England, it may vary to some degree from you know, what I know, in America, but most of the things are quite similar. I know, in America, for example, you know, he would be hard pressed to find an apartment building, which has the 13th floor.
You know, you grew up with the, the elevator will say, 1214 1112 1416, and then what it is, is that 14 is really 13 when they renamed it
when you go down the street, you're hard pressed to find a house number 13 on the block in a word 1212 813.
But you won't find it hard pressed to find it.
the reason for this may be not necessarily everybody who does this mean, the 13 is a bad luck number.
Some people like you may approach an apartment owner apartment building asking why why are you you know, that searches incur you know, because if I had a second phone, nobody would rent on it.
So just practically speaking, you know, he's dealing with economics, if he has a phone number 13, he found nobody renting on this record is 14 people rent
in fact, this concept is is really deeply embedded into the, to this society to such a degree that
I remember, reading in the newspaper,
newspaper, interviewers, you know, there was an Apollo shot, moon shot
back in the 60s, late 60s that had gone off
to the moon, but something had gone wrong with their steering mechanism, and it looked like they were going to miss the moon, they're going to go flying off into space.
And so the Americans, this was a big tragedy.
For the Russians, their people went off into space all the time, it didn't matter, you know, Russian people are
expendable. So they would try all kinds of things, send people off into space and be crying help us help us, you know,
for Americans, for one person to die in a space mission is a man, you know, embarrassment.
So the whole American society is very upset and worried and social. And it is they managed to fiddle around and use some some of the other Moon Lunar Lander, they use the retrorockets from it to to, to
change the course of the ship. So it was able to catch the gravitational pull of the moon and come back to the earth that to abort the mission. They couldn't go to Thailand in the moon. They just came back to Earth splashdown.
So after they picked up the tip of the ocean, brought in to Cape Canaveral again, I got off the plane, they're walking down. Can you put it right up to the captain was the head of the mission? How can you know how do you feel? Through the waiting for his first impression? He said, I should have known it was going to happen.
So I should have known how long should we have known
because this was Apollo 13.
This now is a man who's got a PhD in astrophysics. And he's telling them that he should have learned because it was Apollo 13 took off at 1300 hours. That's one o'clock
on Friday, the 13th.
All those 13 scholars together
and doing the mission, you know
I was right as he was concerned.
But he's just showing you how deeply rooted these concepts of shirk, and you know, embedded in the society. And it is important for a Muslim,
that he or she, when they come into Islam, he stands out, because for sure, when we come into Islam, it doesn't mean automatically or whatever you believe before of these omens and such as automatic lock, automatically God, you may still find yourself crossing your finger knocking on wood and you know, these kind of things, just you know, inadvertently, so, boosting. So, it is very important that the Muslim go back into their practices etc. and clean this up,
put once trust them a lot law
knowing that one's destiny is my law,
whatever happens in life, good or evil.
The second major area of carseat
is known as a smile, which
are mentioned unity of last names and attributes. And I should mention before going into that, that infosheet obeah, this star here is also destroyed by the practice of amulets, the use of amulets, now, this is another area now, which maybe 400 Muslims is is also an issue, but for Muslims coming from various parts of the Muslim world, you know, the use of amulets, very common. People have records that we use and different things that they will fire on their arms or on the necks on the waist of the babies with everything they need to protect them from misfortune.
People have even taken the Koran and turned it into HR.
In that people write the crime of you know, on on posters, put it on the wall, or on jewelry and the word around the necks, leaving that by putting the rest of the crime on your wall or by wearing it on your neck is going to protect you from evil. When a person does that, they're using the Quran, like a charm, amulet, something which is prohibited from abortion and said whoever, you know, has won
a charm, you know,
let's Definitely check.
You find a member reading about you know, and I think it was in Bahrain some person there they bought this plan, which was only two and a quarter inches by by, you know, three and a quarter inches. And this is the smallest crime in the world.
Somebody in India can no no, we have one here which is one and three quarters inches by you know, one and a half inches.
And the wooden
inlet is so small you cannot see it with a naked eye.
You have to use a microscope.
So, you know, the intention of the person who is running this quad was using described was not nothing but using it as a nice ended up put inside of lockets people were in his lockitron the Nexus, they believe it's going to protect them from some evil.
And this is, in fact, a form of
beats for example,
see, people will have liquid beads and after you know making liquor or whatever, you know, they rub the beads that blow on them, they do all kinds of things, the child is used to hang it in their cars and enter the minivan nicomedes. Now, because of having done liquor with these beads, somehow it has special powers which will protect them from evil.
save basically means
maintaining allows unity with regards to his names, and its attributes
in a way,
in such a way
that we only refer to a law according to the way in which he and his messenger
we don't make up any attributes to describe a law.
if a law is described himself in a particular way, he has messenger. We don't
try to reinterpret it in such a way as not to mean when it's obviously
we don't play around with the names of our cars and stuff.
This is what we refer to a lot.
It also means that we don't
know a lot of names and attributes to any human being.
Nor do we give human names and attributes to Allah.
And this is the area which is probably the most critical.
Allah, human attributes. This is where the Jews went astray.
When we look at the different people have been Christians and Jews, you maintain unity and ally in the center. They say that allies one. However, the way they describe ally in the choir in the Old Testament,
you know, they have described them in such a way
that you He is like a human being. They describe him as
being sad, sorry.
We'll describe him as repenting
for things that she did.
They described him in the
lessons as walking in the garden and Adam hearing his footsteps
when describing him as calling out to Adam, where are you? Where are you?
Adam, Adam is hiding down but you can see
we are making a law like a man.
And we're Christians very well astray. In most men, I was actually
turn Jesus into Allah.
They gave him the attributes, He will judge
the attributes of God to Jesus name, amen. made into that.
And you also find amongst the Shiites,
where she is, he he also said that they gave
the moms the attributes of Allah
wrote in his book called The faith of Islam,
we believe that like the Prophet, and the man must be infallible, that is to say, incapable of making errors or doing wrong either inwardly or outwardly, some is worse to invest, either intentionally or unintentionally.
He leaves the
airplane, the book says, without the
turn of the powers of the man who sings this duration has reached the highest degree of excellence and refer that it is divided, we are divinely given power,
man is able to understand information about everything
everywhere and at any time
is able to understand information about anything
anywhere and at any time.
total knowledge, which belongs only to Allah.
Third, which she is the main body of shots, which are known as the internationally as of the jaffery. She was neither those of Iran they deviated
from a woman known as disease, the major opponent, and because of that you're not considered cell mediated from mainstream Islam with regards to
Lady in Arabic lady
as an example, you know, as I mentioned, the Seal of repentance of of God amongst the Christians just to give that particular reference, so you don't say this and the question that asks you afterwards was,
you know, okay in your own Bible for God's Word, the Bible, Exodus 32, verse 14, it says,
And the Lord repented on the evil which he sought to do to his people.
You know, we know about the
statements in Genesis two two in which he said, and on the seventh day God finished his work, which he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had done and
This area also when we go into studies, you find that,
in the area of research, you may find that,
in the course of Western science, because of the fact that, we are sought to explain
human existence without having to resort to God, and they will give some of God's attributes now to his creation.
They will describe the creation in terms of Allah.
So, you'll find, for example, in the very famous statements, which is used to describe
the theory of relativity of Einstein, E equals MC squared
equals mc squared, this is explained as energy equals mass times the square of the speed of light.
And, in one word, they say, this means that math can neither be created nor destroyed. Math turns into energy, energy turns into
something if you get into physics forever, you must memorize this formula, you must repeat this formula on your examinations. However, this formula is a certain way.
Because we will say that matter or mass, or energy cannot be created, then you're saying there is an uncreated difference because Allah Allah is the only being uncreated.
And we cannot be destroyed, meaning it has no end.
Only Allah has no end, lives may be given.
Everything else not matter. Energy was created by law. And we'll
have to learn this formula and repeat it because we have to pass the exam. We understand inside of ourselves that there is a conditional statement, which you must add to that, as energy can neither be created nor destroyed by men.
And women, I want you to write on the exam, but you when you write down what you have in your mind.
It's true, we can create
the last category
Alibaba or the maintain unity
is at the core of coheed and Cambria
ensuring that all worship is directed to
calling on one in prayer, worship
we are not allowed to call on anyone besides a lot.
Many of us this may be quite obvious but when you go down the list and it's not so obvious, because you find Muslims will be calling to say
when times of difficulty come they will call out and
they call on these people to protect them.
And it's just like the Christian
Catholics particularly and
who have a series of saints,
a column that was sent to one of them a journey you have a sense also
one can say this one thing that one occasion different
problems that you're facing you pray to the saints, they pray to that same to pray to the other thing, and they are supposed to help you. This is an Islamic concept.
What happens in this process of actually is also shocking.
Because when you ask people who pray to the saints or pray to
intermediaries to talk to Allah,
usually they try to explain why they do so
by saying to you, if you want to go and see the queen,
you can't just go up to
Buckingham Palace banging on the gate to say, I want to see the Queen go walk in No, you have to go and see somebody else who can make connections, so on so and arrangements are made, you know, he goes through a series of intermediaries before you can get audience with the queen.
Human beings are adjusting
to the world standard for law and common law directly. You know, simple common is that you just use it.
If you want to reach a law, you must go through a person who is close to
one who is pure.
So we pray to the same, the same person 100,000
kilometers align, your prayers get answered.
in ignorance, that was my fear that seems quite logical
was the query letter.
But when they do this, what they're doing is they're making a law like human beings
realize that there's nothing like him, he said to me, after the local economy
directly without any intermediaries
represents, you know, a brief introduction to these two aspects.
And you should meet in more detail
and also in in a shift of how shift occurs in these aspects.
In the book fundamentals, which are written from page one,
to page 36 discovers the categories of parachutes and from 37
to 42, which covers the way in which shock occurs in these aspects of our heat.
Now, there are some issues
related to proceed and ship,
important for us to
understand, because of the fact that, you know, to so widespread in the society, I spoke to a certain degree about omens, you know, charms and amulets was also the area concerning fortune telling,
you know, because we can hardly pick up a newspaper, without finding the section, you know, for the word affection, Sara tells you, you know, if you're a Virgo, or you're, you know, you know, Pisces that this is what you can do today I don't do tomorrow and
many people get involved in reading up on these things.
And it's important to realize that this is a subtle shift in our humaneness mouse the fact that Allah Allah knows the future
and when we turn to people to tell us the future to to identify for ourselves, what is going to be good rather than the bad we are giving the attributes of a lot to human beings, that ship from us elements and this level goes to a fortune teller just wrote
my method of believing just curious, that person's salary is not accepted for 40 days
because the slides not accepted for 14 days did you say Okay, tell us no much I won't but the first 14 days now, you still have to pray
because when a person next from
you fill out
survive two things.
One, it will learn the obligation of the prayer from the individual. And two, depending on the degree of concentration, etc, he earns a reward sharing the reward for himself or herself.
So what has been removed from the summer is the reward your fare for 40 days, but there's no reward because if you give up prayer that you fall into versus any fault.
And when you go and I ask a fortune tellers the same today, we don't necessarily go and ask, we can pick up the newspaper and you read when you do that that's equivalent to grow and scale fortuneteller, you also have certain programs on computer knowledge, the biorhythms program, for example, you can get my algorithms, which will predict your future for you. And it is a fortune teller program.
To get that program to use it is
committing sin. That was the last to say that's more than also fortune teller. And we have the fortune teller.
As this believes, in what he does, now becomes
a fortune teller tells us becomes an act of
this person, you know, we see what it does is such a teller we kill him and kill him. So, this will act as corporate is committed, right? I mean, he needs to turn back to a lot of repentance, you know, to remove the severity of the sin there. If he continues, then it can ruin his face.
Another area which
is of importance, to know concerning a spouse
is lack of
tendency, or the attributes known as
a lot being above and beyond this creation is important because the fact that most people either coming out of a Christian background or multiple Muslim world have been mistakenly led into the concept that applies everywhere.
Most people you ask them what they say a lot is everywhere. allies in my heart in your heart.
When in fact, this is contrary to the Islamic view. This view allowed being everywhere is the foundation for the practice of the pagans. If you go to a Hindu and you ask the Hindu, why are you praying for this such?
Don't you believe in one God, this Hindu is as I move one
And I believe that that one God is manifesting the statue. So I'm not we're not worshiping the statue that you see with the stones, or with the copper or whatever. I'm worshiping God with manifesting
becomes the philosophy of paganism.
with Islam as prohibited from bowing down to creation
and worshipping creation.
They say we worship Jesus, but Jesus God,
Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, the Son of the Father, and the Holy Ghost,
as the father of the Son,
so called mystery, divine mystery,
the rationale Jesus eras in Jesus because He was one that
was one of the most most of us assets, he was never much, but God was present in
the land side of Jesus, but God's side
because what is different between them saying they're worshipping the gods side of a man and him worshiping the gods side of idol?
qualitative You know, one guy, the one the man
in the end, this one worshiping Amanda longer sporadic
the ultimate proof of this, the validity of the position that
the lie is not a part of his creation. And there are many many different arguments you know, which can be brought to prove this. And this can be found in the book fundamentals of therapy page 113 through
To run 35, right, but the ultimate truth
from the statements of the government,
because in the end, no one may interpret versus one way one may, you know, argue logically another way and but in the end, what determines right and wrong in terms of these type of issues is that the departments are lengthy,
which is in St. Nicholas,
one in English translation,
ages 271 to 72 is number 109. For English while Abraham said, while he wanted to compare the department, he said, I have a southern girl who used to tell my sheep in the area of Mount spofford place called Algeria, Algeria.
One day I came to see them only to find that a wolf had laid off with a sheep from her flock.
I like the rest of Adams descendants, I'm proud to do rejectable X, I go for a terrible slap on our face.
When he did that,
automatically that he'd done wrong because customers have prohibited us
from shipping, even an animal
much less another human move. So as soon as he decided to go talk more about selling to try to find somewhere with tournaments to the air that he had committed.
And told about Mozilla What happened?
Selling in the Messenger of Allah, Allah here.
He replied, bring her to me. So I brought her
then after? Where is Allah?
Trying to determine whether this girl is a true believer or not? So that she made the food as an act of atonement for hobbico Saturn
in the afterlife? Where is the law? Now, we would say logically, what she should be asking her is, we believe in a lot of logical questions. First of all,
we did not believe in the law. Why? Because the Arabs have a tendency
to generate a delusion that they had to move years between themselves that they had all these items on the cob, etc. Leaving that somehow is to bring them closer to a law along with manifesting these idols.
So he wanted to find out whether she had a clear concept with regards to where
the law was inside of these idols in the Kaaba or wherever
the after, where is, and she replied, above the sky.
Then he asked them, who am I? And she replied, You are a lot of messages. So he said sooner for Bernie, she is a true believer.
The correct answer
was you guys were
alive, not inside of this creation.
What you find is that this is a common view when you go around the various sects around the world deviant religious sects, etc, you know, you lose or break off from instance amongst a Sufi that cetera, you know, you have people like, you know, who claim that, you know, when he said, I have a lot, and then they took him and they put him to the floor course. And he tried him try, they said, Look, you got to take this back, otherwise, you're gonna have to die. Then you're like, stood up, and he opened up his purse, and he said, there's nothing inside of this talk except them.
approach you. We've learned that in our lives and you realize the need, why bother to pray to anyone outside of you.
This idea of Alliance everywhere, in everything.
Correct Islamic view is that our lives beyond his creations are the inside of his creation, not that he is not capable of, of controlling the creation. Of course he's capable. He controls the creation. He knows all that goes on in the Christian he has power over the whole thing. But he does not have to be inside the creation from superfluous because when we think of him in that way, we then make it like a human being. You want to know what's going on in this room. You have to be in the room.
It's not all
Literally sums up
the main concepts concerning the heat,
of power in the universe.
He controls, create, sustain, that we think are good or evil comes from him.
And the same time
he has described himself for us to know him.
And we understand and know him through these terms, by which is described as an
attempt to create an image of a lie in our mind. You know, Christians will ask you,
if you don't have any image of Allah, how do
you think you know what picture comes to your mind, we know we don't have any picture.
If you clear the image in your mind, when you're praying, if you have an image of a mind, your mind, then you have deviated.
Because a lot of sadness, a conditioning shed is nothing like is any image that you create in your mind would be different from our lives. It will be made up from the things of his creation, however, you consider a lot of you he could perceive him in terms of images in terms of, you know, spirits, you know, your idea of spirits is a smoky like no other.
However, our minds are only able to perceive as crude images of things, which we have seen, we have observed.
A lot is not observable, we don't see it.
We're not allowed to make an image of it. And also we don't give him the attributes of his creation, we also don't give the creation is attributes.
And worship is directed only to Allah.
I would say that
it is important for us to understand that the term God
may be used to refer to Allah.
Some others have made this an issue. No, we can't see a lot of God, because God is you know,
some people say God is God spelled backwards.
But the point is that God,
according to the English language means the object of worship.
And allies described himself as ILA,
which is God.
I love his name. But Eli, is one of his attributes, which is translated as God. So it is perfectly okay to refer to Allah as
know, you're worshipping God.
Or you're supposed to be worshiping God, the God that you're supposed to be wishing he is one that we actually worship.
Right? You know, we both agree that God is the one who shouldn't worship in Sunday, we can agree on Christians, and
God is the one who shouldn't worship.
But the differences between us and you is that we actually worship God. And you don't
say you're worshiping God. But in fact, you're worshiping Jesus.
In terms of Toshi, that they worship Jesus, believing that he is God, they've given the attributes of God, and we alone worship gods. We know what distinguishes us from all of the other religions, and sex. It's we alone, actually worship God because all of the others came to worship.
Even the Hindus, believe it or not, everybody else claim Gods worshipping a tree or storm the size. They all say, we're worshiping God.
But it's only in Islam, that we actually worship God.
This distinction we can make for our purposes. We help them to come to that realization that they will we agree that God is the one who shouldn't be worship. But let us look and see what are you actually worshiping, worshiping God. Now Jesus.
Jesus is calling a god.
If he was what he brings himself, she couldn't
make sense of the logic.
He was praying
To one other than itself is calling out. My Lord, my Lord. He is the Lord. And that makes sense, my Lord, no
one other than him he was worshiping other than himself.
And this was his. He taught people
to worship God.
Our father didn't say worship Jesus, like in heaven. No, he said, Our Father.
So he said it in words. He didn't give us everything that she was about was telling people to worship God, what happened? That program got turned upside down, and people ended up worshipping Him.
That's what happened to them.
So this is what we try to win them to that realization within the core of our power, to make them understand that it really they're not worshiping God. It's only the Muslim who's worshiping God.
When they say to you, Jesus said, No one comes to the Father except by me, who say, we agree.
The followers of the prophets could only go to God, by the way of the profits,
going according to their way.
She's really wants to worship God, you're worshiping Him, are you follow was
described in the Gospel, that he fell down on his sing and pray?
Do you follow? You know,
he was circumcised.
Are you circumcised? No.
He didn't eat.
You talk? Yes.
Mr. Solomon patient case, they get circumcised. We don't need to, they're the ones who follow the way of Jesus
summarizes the Islamic view, and saying
that allies unique in all of these attributes, is only one word, Your Worship are good or evil, which takes place and creation is by Israel.
Now shala, you know, I'll give you an opportunity, if you have any questions that you'd like to raise concerning
introduction to tauheed.
Because this is one of those attributes of Allah, that he is above and beyond his creation,
You know that how we've named
if I said
that was you?
They say officially,
with the orders.
I mean, on on your official record, you know, as you're writing your name artificially, then that becomes You know, you're writing
the whole name, you know, if necessary, you know, you can shorten it to that point, when we're saying that this is what is on record as being your name, you are
the son of a stranger.
If you want to just refer to yourself in normal life.
That's okay. But just when you get down to it, you know, somebody
What is your full name song so on record what is recorded such as your full name should be there
literally means Mohamed the son of dinar
is your father's name
is Mohammed the center
said you know if you want to do it right.
No and deal with Islam nagus according to what pleases you that much? Don't be you know, do that much in our then.
Yeah, that's what it will be
my parents name but also received
so received on the show
in line with the Islamic way because I've received some of my favorites
of Mohammed Rashid right you know it would have been better to just kept Mohammed alone. Because you said Mohammed Rashid that really means Mohammed the son of Rashid, you know, of course, they have an Arabic somebody called compound names in order to name stuff together, but it never
allowed it and the viewers say, well, so Mohammed Rashid is really one name
and put it that way and then you've got the family name was
Simon Yeah, at the end, right. But in fact, when you really look at the the compound names in Arabic, it never took that form. My mama, she did not really a compound name. So it's better to have just taken Mohammed. And then what is your father's first name?
When he assigns
Okay, so your name is Willie, Mohammed, the son of Ishmael Salman.
Why is it
So that's why we put Mohammed Rashid
Rashid Rashid is okay because Rashid is not one of the names of Allah
as good as taking the name Abdul Rashid, very common Rashid actually is not one of the things of the law.
If you really look into the names of the mess, you will not find out Rashid is one of the names was a lot of systems.
the guide, right
the guide but we are not allowed to give that name to law and he didn't give it to himself.
Alameda, Alameda, so the titles
I mean, meaning the trustworthy enough
Now, people have done it right, in
seen and saw Hon, you know, these kind of names, right? You know, not really, this is not the practice of the early Muslims, it's not forbidden right to escape a forbidden wedding, I would say I would not encourage anybody to take any of those independence was not in the way of the early Muslim. Neighbors had meanings, you know, but
they lost track of Arabic and it just became, you know, the Arabic language became a Baraka in itself, you know, they fabricated it, it was said that the language of the people of Paradise is gonna be Arabic and Arabic became like a holy language that any Arabic you take any way, you know, you know, great, you know, some people just to any name or the crime anywhere, you know, could mean anything and they just stick it under the name. In when this type of thing became common.
That in fact,
names with good meanings of documents and you should give your child your children good names, you know, good names, good meanings, you know, either something which linguistically has a good meaning, or it was the name of a well known
At the top most essential amino acids Islamic cigarettes actually choose names. Rather than that way or the other way. Just Nestle said the list of names is you know, Abdullah
the language of the people of Paradise
actors and actresses.
Yeah, this is this is missing despicable islamically to choose the names of the disbelievers commonly use the actors, especially movie idols and people who are not examples of righteousness and to stick these names on there are some people you know, coming to the rescue have modified the names of the Mohammed becomes Mo, you know, and, you know, in America, we don't have anyone here but America for a lot of people are the names of our guys, it was our It was really it became just our little, you know, become Joe, you know,
just to try to blend in, you know, this is starting a planet names in the session when we consider the
If not, I've never heard of it in Venezuela.
Again, one of the things we say when we try to choose name to see we're not trying to, to the freakiest thing we can find, you know, something that nobody else has ever done, you know, Islamic way well, you know, in terms of, you know, whatever we try to do of Islam, we don't try to go to some kind of extreme, we will find something that's just, you know, way out there, you know,
unfortunate, you know, islamically speaking, in, although it's the same thing, in terms of how we conduct ourselves, right.
In our role, there are certain recommendations in terms of Islamic dress and things like this, you know, that we don't take on Islamic dress, you know, you know, like a costume,
you know, for the sake value of it, you know, you know, it causes people to turn their eyes.
this is not
this is not, this should not be our intention, you know, if we choose, you know, some Islamic attire, whatever, and in our attire should at the same time, me, in my view should be, you know, it shouldn't be it shouldn't be, you know, flashy colors and all this kind of, you know, the same thing modesty shouldn't be scruffy. I mean, the point is that, you know, I mean, I know, some people don't want to put patches and you know, opinion on iron on iron, because iron is a grown wrinkles, you know,
we see the products
used here, and he told us about cooking fingernails and trimming the hair and combing the hair and, you know, see all these things, you know, where the Muslim tries to keep himself in a good, neat, tidy fashion. He's a, he's a good example of, even though you may be wearing a different kind of just people can appreciate, you know, it's still neat and tidy is something you know, but no, it's just like, when curves and patches and Windows cross. I mean, I mean, this is this more like a hippie kind of, you know, coming out of the hippie, you know Rasta kind of, you know, rejection So, so, you know, this
these are extremes that understand that these are extremes really, you know, this is not the norm you know, these are this is the breakaway from society. I mean, that's less you know, laughter look what it represents the total breakaway I mean, it's not natural at all, you know, really is naturally locked in there. It's not natural, you boy, you know, you go to Africa you don't find anybody that only mad people at the side of the road, you know, Mad Men.
locks, right? Nobody cares locks like this
is not the customer, the people of Africa really is very unnatural.
There's a distorted kind of a
rejection, you know, that the hippie movement because many if you look at the rise of Rastafarian
culture and dress and this type of thing, this came around the 60s with the with the Western hippie, reject
matching the clothes long and Jungian Aeneas coffee not deviant and all the
sentimentality. But it's not Islam is not really you know, those kind of extremes. Islam is this middle path, we take the middle path, moderate.
It's the truth.
For those people who want to worship God
We look at the laws, for example, in England, we look at the body of laws that exist.
Realistically speaking, are all of these worlds contrary to Islam?
Probably about 80% of the laws are right in line with Islam, if you had Islamic State, they're going to be using similar laws. Because the laws either came from
the Old Testament, the 10 commandments, or the laws which evolved out of what they call fitrah. A person naturally feels and understands is wrong, this is right. You know, so laws evolved in that fashion, most of the loss of about 80% of them are acceptable. There are some laws, which are not acceptable laws that says you cannot marry your cousin.
concepts you can refer
to as Muslim, you don't have to obey that law, you can marry
the law contradict Islamic law, you're not obliged to obey the law. But the law is a reasonable law.
Don't cross on the red.
I think we got the same thing. I mean, why are you gonna base over there in terms of you want to base here? I mean, we again, we just cannot go into just total rejection, correcting anything, which is from the society? No, no.
I mean, because this is the justification for criminality.
My brother wants to be a criminal guy wants to be a criminal visitor's justification, I've rejected the laws, it's okay for me to break an answer and stay human to rip off of
the law of the jungle hero is that attitude of a person who is about you know, righteousness, and automatically is going to feel that's wrong.
If the law is,
is a such an ironic statement,
some sort of
some sort of unnecessary tax or, you know, some sort of, you know,
some sort of
if someone was to pay that,
would there be any islamically we know, we can run to do to nothing more than a
as one of the balances of Allah. But you see this bounty of Allah, I mean, I live in Saudi Arabia, and I paid money for using water.
that water is not coming into my, myself, I didn't dig a hole in the ground, in other words, is coming up with chopping the water that was doing that somebody wanted to charge me for the theoretical, but now if somebody had sort of a means of pulling this water out and cleaning it up and piping it and pumping it and you know, this cost money, this is any different things, you know, this has a cost to it. So for the maintenance of that system, etc, etc. You know, they are they ask you to pay a fee. This is reasonable, not unreasonable.
In my view, this is reasonable.
If you're gonna say,
just go through the rest of this law, and then how
to apply that, you
know, if a person studying law you will not be studying it from the point of view of applying it in an Islamic environment, because most of that law would not be applicable. Right. And the techniques that you learned there
The applicable Islamic legal system functions a different way. One who studies more will be studying it from the point of view of protecting the Muslim community, from the harm
of that legal system
is because we need just like we need a doctor, you know, we need doctors to be able to provide certain services for the Muslim community, I mean, when you have cases that arise, and they have to go before courts, because as the land disputes or you know, legal issues arise, also, these things have to be dealt with in the court system, because this is the legal system under which you're living, you know, to just say, Well, I'm gonna have nothing to do with it, you're gonna just allow yourself to be oppressed things to be taken away from you, you know, you'll be destroyed.
And in the end, you end up going to a Jew or to some, you know, non Muslim to go and defend yourself. So, there should be Muslims who are aware of the legal system, the loopholes, etc, how it can be manipulated to aid the Muslims and to protect them from the harm of a system. So the person learns it to that degree, they're learning it to gain the skills to protect the Muslim community provide a service for the Muslim community. So, such a person would not just
practice the law and, and defend any criminal comes to normal, you know, criminal, somebody can defend a criminal, you know, we defend the person whose rights have been taken by the system. So, that person gets his rights back, you know, he, he provides, for example, he will have one day a week or one day a month or whatever, free legal service to the community, providing service, you know, like direct services access. And, and so, his practice is one, he will not be the type of individual he will see, you know, ending a pursuit, which is because he has not gone into the system for the dunya
he's gone into it for the pleasure of Allah. So it means that, you know, he'll be moderate in terms of the type of income he learns from, etc, because you'll be limited to just the areas which are acceptable
social, social worker, or
something, because, you know, the, what's happening in India, right now, for example, here in Birmingham, I met one brother here was doing social work,
studying, and, you know, he is going in,
because you have problems to check, the cinemas complete, especially amongst the, you know, the immigrant Muslim community, from Muslim countries, etc, they have many problems that are raising their children, or, you know, going into q4 here and there, and, you know, the one guy just killed his two daughters, you know, kill themselves, you know, and just recently here, right, you know, and this has happened in America, you know, people need, there needs to be a system, you know, of counseling and this type of thing to help people to deal with the problems that are arising, you know, marital problems and things which occur, which explored and leading to, you know, major
problems in the society, you know, we need to be people who have gained some kind of knowledge and skill in that system. Also, from the point of view that the social working system is functioning right now, where children in or from Muslim families are being put into foster homes of Christians, and this type of thing is very important that people are involved in that process, who can help to direct them, most children over into Muslim families, you know, to utilize the benefits of our system for the benefit of the Muslim community. Because right now, you know, the Muslim community is is suffering severely in that in that field.
You know, he said,
the nails, back in the day, you'd have, like,
scissors are not something which is new, actually, you know, they found scissors amongst the Egyptians, ancient Egyptian, right. So it's not something new per se. But the, actually the term used in how to decrypt the hair.
I mean, it may have been, I mean, I mean, whatever technique they use is different from shaving, right, you know, it's different from shaving, you know, the clipping over here, then you have used like a comb, and then a nice sharp knife and just cut off the extra hair that was among the comb, you know, and with the sort of clipping of the nails cutting really sweet and cutting the nail, you know, we think of clipping something that makes a click like a clipper, right? Well, of course, like they didn't have that then the clipper that we know, right, but they had scissors. And they mean, you could use a knife, you know, people use a very sharp knife, you can cut your finger using a
sharp knife, but not to say that because they only use a sharp knife in those days to cut the nails. It's haram not to buy a clipper and clip your nails. This again, goes to another extreme, right, you know, technology here doesn't we're not islamically not obliged to give up technology because the fact that it wasn't used.
So whatever fulfills that purpose. Right, you know, we will look at some assets and do something, whatever means that we use to do that to end up with that same end result as long as it is within halau. It is acceptable, you know, and check it out.
You will improve, you know, improve different ways and means of doing these things. And
they have come to realize
they are the things that
surprised me how to get around them.
When I was a kid, I did not
school yet, I mean,
something to our mind so that I come and sing.
ways, I mean, have you know me
better than what we have today.
we get in that frame of mind.
everything was going on, because they weren't willing to make the effort to read it, I would say go back was appreciate what they have
had something to
make them the more aware of the law is
the idea of simplicity, though,
it was noted that,
whenever he was given the choice between two things, most of which were allowed to take the easier one, okay, it's a way of the process. So nothing wrong with us developing, or using simple ways of
fulfilling some of our needs, there's nothing wrong with that, really, you know, I mean, what we need is a very to establish our Islam to apply it, yes, to apply it. And I mean, we will use from the society what is useful, and what is harmful and not, you know, we need that
mortgage, yes, in my view, whether, you know, based on on the clear prohibitions in the Quran, and the Sunnah, concerning in dealings with interest, the mortgage system, as we know, it, now, we see there is a way within Islamic banking to new mortgages, which will be acceptable islamically, but where there is no Islamic banking, for one to go into the existing system and then
enter into an interest view where you sign and pay interest. Now, this will be hard, unless
your life or your limb is threatened, if you have no means
of putting a roof over your head, this is the only way which immensely, you cannot rent the place. Whenever, you know, this is all that is left for you. And this is not really the case. But if that subtle sense sort of circumstance arose, then you would be allowed to need an interest to that degree, just to the degree of providing for that particular need.
If your work place so far, with its only job, you have cdmo your family, and you have to drive to get there, that's the only way to do it. And to drive you must have car insurance,
then given a circumstance, you have no other choice as to feed your family, etc. So you pay the insurance to that degree, but you don't sell the car to pay this insurance for the car, as well. You know, get the mortgage on the house and you know, the go to the bank and you know, just the user is now open doors to do everything else, no, whatever within this specific system, you know,
we may be permitted to do some of the prohibited things within the system, just to the degree that it is necessary to fulfill a basic need, which we must have fulfilled
Well, it was possible to sell a house and get out of the mortgage, then that's net, it was only a little bit remaining you accepted came into Islam, for example, you came to that realization, you know, then, you know you may borrow money, whatever for Muslims and pay off the singer just finish the thing and carry on from there.
depends on your situation. But if you have you know, still you know, you have 10 more years of thing of the of the interest and you notice how I'm free to just sitting next to the house necessary to sell it off, get the money and you know, try to
reinvest it some other way to provide that need.
I don't know there, as you know, there's been fatwas given which allow make the allowance for
mortgage in these circumstances in order to general allowance given because you're not in it.
Islamic countries, but you see, we have to be very careful of these things. Because you see, when we have a clear for admission, my alarm is messenger, you know, and then we have a person coming to you giving you all these logical arguments.
Yachty very careful that you want to leave what is clear, and obviously, you've got
to go with what, you know, suits your desires,
you know, from logic
and to be very careful.
Nobody See, if you put it in a checking account, you know, checking account, you are not receiving interest, they don't give you interest, savings accounts give you interest, but a checking account doesn't give us the money is there you can use checks to get your money out is just a means of holding your money for you. I mean, of course, this is still, you know, islamically speaking, it is only acceptable, because you have no other place to put your money, you know, because even putting your money in the bank is helping the bank, you know, and islamically speaking, you shouldn't be helping a gravity system. However, you know, we can say that as a minimum, you know, that you can do
for because to leave your money house, people, you know, making your home and you know, this will create a bit of problems for you knew that lesser evil, which is putting your money in the bank and not taking interest, you know, as a means of protecting your family in that sense.
Some checking account also within
the other one.
with my work?
Well, the classical tap hears, we know, there's poverty has been
a part of the sort of backlash has been translated into English. No, by one of the brothers, Muslim Brothers, I think in Cambridge or Oxford, I'm not sure which one, but it's already out in hardback, you know, however, low poverty is the oldest Tafseer available to us. And basically, all of the major tattoos ended up referring back to somebody and benefiting from the work of him, I'm sorry, at the same time, improper his methodology for past year.
such that the average person if he tries to read this, he will be lost,
it will be lost. Because the man somebody was a teacher.
You know, he talks to this he had.
And what he did was, when he took a particular verse, he would give you all of the different statements that people have to say about it give you a whole range from statements which were fabricated to week, two, you know, based on his, you know, from Jewish traditions, you know, a whole range of statements, one after the other, some controversy, you know, directly contradicts so he gave you the whole range, and his students would then in the course of discussion, you know, sift out that which was really the best interpretation of this.
what I'm saying is that, as it exists, even in Arabic,
the average person when he picks up a steel company in Arabic, he's lost a
When it was translated into English, the translator also conveyed the various
opinions. So if you pick it up and try to read it,
and and to determine what is right and you know, what is the actual Tafseer the verse, you find, I mean, I'm sure it is available around the mmpi PCI or whatever has coffee, you pick it and read it. And I'm not saying go read it for three days, but I'm saying
this is what you can expect to find it is it
Not practically speaking low it is a classic, it is not a practical book to read for Tafseer if you want to read Tafseer
there is loads available in English we have the 30th part, which has been you know from Facebook obsessed to the crime scene on Amazon has been around for some time, we have
the subsea of Modi translated into English, this is a one of the few complete capsules which is available.
They have limitations, I'm not saying that he knows how to do this, it's you know, the most reliable is what is available. Here's what a lot of information there. Unfortunately, you know, Modi himself
mowlana Modi was not a scholar of Hades. So, he brought narrations as he came across them from the various books. So, you will find that you will use for interpretations some narrations which are not authentic you know, which became particularly evident to me when I was looking I was trying to prepare Tafseer on sorry asking because we have seen is one of the favorite, you know, Searles for the Muslim world you know, especially for Muslim or general because people just become the scene has become like, the most important corner store in the area for people who are dying and meeting people in their barn or in you know, us all over the place like like an amulet special amulets on the
ground. So you have seen people call themselves the athlete, you know, so, this word because it's been so abused, you know,
what I did was I went and I looked up the diverse literature related to the story, you know, which made claims for it, if you read it so many times, you know, all your sins have gone and you read it, this person dying is going to paradise, all kinds of, you know, special merits for surgery I've seen in a vast majority of the material was, you know, fabricated or extremely weak, you know, so, after I've gone through and identified this thing, I just out of curiosity went to to model this Tafseer to see you know, what he did with these traditions, did he use them or what? So, when I went
to my surprise, I found that he was using this tradition, you know, concerning reading is for those who are dying and this type of thing, and they were not authentic traditions, but he brings is the beginning of his pasture. So, yes, any bills, no, and the vast majority of them are not reliable. So, it means that
it is the only one which is available complete in terms of the whole grant, I mean, one has to read it can still check back on the sources to the degree that they can, you know, material which is traced back to Bukhari and Muslim obviously authentic, you know, you can rely on other statements made you know, if there are other scholars available in the vicinity in your locality, whatever you try to ask and check about the reliability of the material.
Yeah, okay, this is, um,
this was supposed to have been
a combination of the top fears are within kefir. And,
I believe, you know, they're taken portions out of this is incomplete is incomplete, but, this is something which is because you will find, they will make references to have these in Bukhari and Muslim was you know, trying to stay within that was authentic, but, and that is a fairly reliable text.
And you know, the other pieces you know, which have been done by
other scholars, etc. But,
there is a major project going on right now, in the United States, one other Egyptian scholar, by the name of Becky, he has got a current project on where he is taking, he and a group of people are in the process of trying to make a
requirement based on the traffic, you know, somebody is caught up and implicated and others are preparing one now, it's a major project going on, which is a
full time project. So, hopefully in the not too distant future something will come out in that field, which may be more reliable than what is available today.
To be called Mohammed
it's permissible perfectly in the name Mohamed Salah.
The name itself existed
in the time of the Prophet I know commonly It is said that this was
The only he was only a person by that name, but other there are other generations has indicated there were some other people who also have that name, you know, and after his time there is amongst the Sahaba, who was named Mohammed, you know, and amongst the tambourine and they have been Muslim scholars, you know, through the centuries who have taken that name. So, and the first not to become permissible would have to actually have a statement of the cosmos or something wherein he said that we should not take that name, you know, what he did say, was at once that take his name and his quinean
that is, he was known as Mohammed use Abu
sources Kenya, right, the father of our hearts in the sun,
he named a pastor, so, it's not allowable for us to take his name, and it's clear
not to take his cornea without his name, to take his name without it's perfectly okay.
See, the spiritual aspect of Islam, it's very important,
Islam, because we as human beings, as both spiritual and material, I mean, we cannot say that we put all our efforts into that, which relates to our material world, we neglect the spiritual aspects, because, in fact, the spiritual aspect ultimately becomes even the greater and more important aspect of physical body goes away, the spirit is on right. So, that which develops the spirits and helps us to grow and to improve etc, is very, very important. You know, whenever people give
consideration to that, and neglect, the material aspect,
they deviate, whenever they give full importance to the material aspects and neglect the spiritual, they deviate, you know, that whatever of Islam, for it, to be corrected, must have most aspects to it, you know, that we this is, you know, this is that middle path where everything is combined Islam is there has both aspects to it, and that's how we should approach Islam. Now, the issue of that you mentioned in some of the Wahhabi, etc, you know, of course,
I mean, ultimately, what a person has to do is he has to seek Islam, you know, based on the crime, you know, which was based on revelation, what came to us, what he finds is close to, it, seems to be following it. That's what he That's what he said he finds, does not seem to be following your voice, you know, people with all kinds of labels, and whatever they don't like, you know, and pronounced to be deviant if they don't like it, you know. So when we go and we hear a person, for example, the first is something as deviant and whatever, whether it's me or anybody, you know, we have to look ultimately to see what is the basis of saying this thing as deviant?
Right, because what I consider deviant considers me deviant.
So you on the outside you, you hear me refer to that person or that particular spot that you get, that part of me is devious. So now you have to judge for yourself. I mean, your judgment shouldn't be because you like me, you like the way I talk? You know, I seem like a real nice guy. Because the other people seem to be harsh and whatever. So you don't like them? So you're going to accept what I'm saying and not accept? No, that shouldn't be your criteria, your criteria should be? What is the basis of what I'm saying? Is it based on for Ireland? sunlife, it seems to be linked to the basis of Islam, then this is what makes it acceptable to you, if what they're saying is not based on our
tradition, we always used to do it, you know, we went to the graves and that's what our grandparents did, our great grandparents did anybody who doesn't want to do it, the Wahhabi, deviant, whatever, you know, their arguments are just based on culture. There's no crime to support it, you know? No, so not to support it,
when you reject it on that basis.
And that's how we have to treat everything. Everybody is capable of error. You know, no matter how hard a person may study, you know, how much knowledge you may gather whatever he still is capable of making error. So you don't accept whatever anybody says, just because they said so, because he is so and so is given this title or whatever. It's always you have to go back and try to refer to as much as possible to grant and sooner you know, to the early scholars of Islam and
Try to determine as best as you can, what is correct? You know, and avoid what is not correct. And because the person may make an error in a particular thing, you know, again, we shouldn't necessarily reject that person, because he may he said, This solution, let's position it,
it's always you have to go back and try to refer to as much as possible to quirements, similar to the early scholars of Islam, and try to determine as best as you can, what is correct, you know, and avoid what is not correct. And because the person may make an error in a particular thing, you know, again, we shouldn't necessarily reject that person, because he said, this position this position, I found that to be correct. So therefore, I'm going to reject that individual totally not as a mistake. Because every scholar
has made a mistake.
The person will make no mistakes in terms of conveying the message that was promised
everybody else after him made mistakes.
We are obliged, in order to follow those who seem to be following the path of the path Monza fell and his companions and early scholars of Islam, no, we tried to follow that path. And those who are closest to that path
when we're looking at the language, right, it may click in a in a word considerations, it may be something because this is by narration, right? It may be something which is explained by a companion to students of the companions that this word means this this word means that it may be something as understood by the people in Medina, in order this word came to have that meaning, you know, Mrs. Resource when they got the explanation from it may even be from later generations, when they went to manual labor, they were one of the scholars in one row to the sonnenalp, for example, he was not an Arab himself. He was from Persia, you know, the most classical Arabic dictionary, he was Spurgeon,
he actually was a slave, slave, you know, even amongst Avalon Arabic. And, and he went, when he was gathering the material for the dictionary, he went to the Bedouins, oftentimes, he went to the bedroom whose language and remained Sure. So he sometimes took out of the poetry, you know, pre Islamic poetry or early Islamic portraits, you know, as understood by the better and so on so forth, in order to build up that body of, of the dictionary of the Arabic language, you know,
based on the language, that was at the time when the properties, crimes revealed,
that will be included in there in the seven readings or, you know, the seven dialects in which the crime was revealed. Now, this is this is included in that, you know, because this is all part of narration, which the companions and the students narrate down to us that the crime, this verse was read in this way. And it was also read in that way this word was used, sometimes some revelations from the past. In other words may have been used in another recitation
hours, he says,
when we're looking to see what is allowed and what is not allowed, right.
Let's understand that the things which are forbidden are few
things which are allowed
or forbidden have been explained in detail. The details of them have been broken down for us like the summit needs a lot more than lists every last one of them broken down in detail, the way he talks about what is halala just everything else. The foods are healthy, you know, just wide open. So similarly, you know, we have to be when we're approaching determining what can we do what we can't do as Muslims, we must assume it's not an act of worship.
It is not an act of worship is made to be dealings in your life.
is not a direct act of worship.
What you do is acceptable, unless there is evidence to prohibit it. So I would say rather than ask,
Is there a hadith where the prophet SAW Selim, or Quranic verse we're in a law says that we should offer proof for those who give us information.
Rather than say it that way, I would say, is there any evidence from the Quran and the Sunnah, which prohibits us from asking for proof?
Because if there is none than asking for false prophecies, okay,
that is the way I would take it. And then it gets, you know, just to go on from what you're saying, you know, we have the example in the time of Auerbach on Omar
Omar, as the the two Caliphate, Islam, when they're in the process of coming to decisions, when they happen is because the Sahaba and their time were concentrated in Medina,
whenever an issue came up, and they would call the Sahaba together, and they would ask, does anybody have anybody heard anything for God masala?
on such a such issue, you know, before they made any decision, they would ask, Is there anybody or anything? Or
Somebody stood up and said, Yes, I heard
oftentimes, um, I would ask, Is there anybody to support you
to see that support?
And then somebody says, I also heard I was there or I had another occasion so.
So he was asking, they did ask for proof, you know, and Allah says, In the Quran, you know,
that Allah will ask those who know, if you don't know, it, is your duty to ask those who know, if you don't know. And then he also says, No, you know, that you should not speak loud knowledge for autoxloo Melissa lacanian, as you know, you should not, you know, express or talk about those things unless you have no knowledge. So, in other words, you should have proof for what you are saying. And furthermore, we also have diverse, you know, we're especially in the case of, you know, doubtful individuals were, you know, you know, a lot opposite and so forth a lot, you know, that if, you know, a
convener in Saturnalia know, that if a
if a person of questionable character, you know, a deviant or a person who's not practicing Islam properly comes to you with information, you know, you should seek clarity.
Ask for proof.
Also know if, you know, the pieces of sand, where if a person makes a statement concerning somebody chapter two, and they don't have evidence, we know, a lot of prescribed 80 lashes for that. So here's, again, for these kind of statements. You know, so we know that there are many actual wrestling requirements, where, you know, proof has been asked for, you know, evidence has been sought to know and
I think there is sufficient in the Quran and the Sunnah to indicate that the seeking of proof may be compulsory, in some cases, may be recommended in others may be acceptable in others.
Depends on the circumstance, how critical the issue is.
People mentioned Michael mentioned on the phone as a healing
is a quick termination or referral. And it's
not to say, Oh, it's Ronnie the healing.
I want to know that.
You know, a lot refers to it as being shifa, you know, she fought a lot. She fight doesn't mean healing, you know, and the compliance department did use it, in that fashion in that they recited crying over people who are sick, you know.
So, if you've understood, that the reputation of clients was also a means of dealing with sicknesses.
The use of the crime, from the point of view of
as what we call like zombies, right? Where people now write it on piece of paper and roll it up in a ball and hang it around your neck or around your waist and these kind of things, these kind of methodology, you know, where it starts to resemble the amulets of the pagans, who say, you know, islamically speaking this would be not acceptable. But following the method, the way which was used by the components of reciting the Quran over somebody was sick, this would be acceptable. We know and apocrypha Salam came under the influence of magic. Know that the last two sides of the plan shall occur, natural reveals, and that you know, Holly was commanded by Fatima Cephalon to recite
these verses over the bottom of the magic spell was broken because of it. So the issue of using the Koran for
reputation for for sicknesses etc, is perfectly valid, but as I said, what you have seen from the methods used by the companions that it was in recitation, not hanging your neck or sticking it on your wall or you know, this this this approach was not from the way of the
Last question before,
did you ask one question previously
besides a tequila is this confining only to
is the same sort of methodology to tashia set example for the DCE you know, for denominations and traditions, and the processor and our there was
a science similar to the Tafseer of the Quran
with an example of a particular D is taken out context always interesting.
This is this will be similar. I mean, it may be not as, as easily defined, as it has, in the case of Google, I know, I could give you 1234 steps, right. In the case of hobbies, you know, you have other factors, because factor you have, you know, week narrations of addition, as well with narrations of crime and the crime is crime, what we have in our hands. So those factors don't come into play as the other factors which come into play when you're dealing with hobbies, but certain aspects of you know, hobbies explaining themselves, you know, the contact is within the context, in what the companions have to say, How did they apply these hobbies? Now, this is all also, you know, these
concepts, lots of the valid in the context of Sure.
await us one before I
in handwriting style.
No, no, no, no, the script of Arabic has changed in time. If you were to look at some of the early, just not even the
Hadees go look at if you look at if you learn how to read Quran, if I were to show you a manuscript of the early Quran, you know, from the early first century, you could hardly understand it. I mean, there's no dots and dashes, and, you know, these things are gone. You know, this, these were added later. So the Arabic script has evolved in time.
Evolution, I mean, it's been continuous, it didn't stop at one point, you know, we could say, you know, within the first probably about
300 years, the scripts continue to evolve, a number of different scripts evolved in acoustic was very strong, had a high place, you know, I'd love to really mess you know, and as soon as when it became the most commonly used for writing the clients. And in handwriting, you know, this became the most common prefix that was used only for, you know,
different from the handwritten script
in Arabic script, writing the letters themselves, you know, a word for example, say the word Muhammad is made up of nein,
nein, okay. So, how you write these letters, you know, does not affect the fact that those letters are there, which is what is not allowed, it's not allowed for us to remove any letters or add any letters.
But how in me write this now, this is separately natural for languages to develop for, because remember, things are now done by typing you know, the type of of instruments used for writing a very now we have a new means. And so the the return script will evolve to meet the needs of the
what could you
Here's the problem, in my view, is that
translation required without a commentary,
leave you at a loss.
To me, for example, none of them wants to read the crime.
require without the commentary, in many places you will be at a loss, you won't know what this is referring to is, you know, so you need to give them something with a commentary.
And probably, in spite of all the errors, and everything that exists, use of it as commentary is probably the most extensive, you know, so, you know, it's unfortunate that, you know, does have a lot of mistakes in it. But, you know, for somebody, you know, wanting to know about Islam is probably one of the best ones to
solve is without commentary, you know, in unit one or two, the line here and there, but let's listen without commentary. So, the translation
referred to as
more commonly used to be as truthful is not really in reference to human beings.
Not really in reference to human beings, you know, but
there are some other incidents which occurred in the family problem by fella, where he sent some sometimes out, you know, in battle and also told them, you know, not to allow the choir to be in the hands of the non Muslims.
when we're dealing with a translation of the Quran, right, is not considered a crime. So for our purposes, this doesn't really affect us, giving you a personal transition to crime, no problem, even close a dispute about the Arabic aspect Can you give it to a non Muslim or not everything
outside of that, if you give them a translation of the crime, generally accepted that the you know, wherever the words of other than the Quran are more than the Quran, then that
text that you have is no longer considered to be fine. And this is why, for example, he sent letters to the leaders of Roman Persia, you know, which had Quranic verses in them, you know, knowing that these people or capitals are going to take it likely to tear it up stamp on it, or whatever, you know, but for our purposes, it was perfectly legitimate.
said, you know, where there is some difference of opinion,
most of the general opinion is that a pure Arabic should not be touched by a person without a state of Whoo.
You know, and
it would appear that the evidence supports that, do
that, you know, what's below the ankle is in hellfire. I mean, this is a general statement, she wasn't specific for prayer, and also the idea of rolling up on his pants, on his making salon and then rolling it back down when you go, it's actually not in keeping with the spirit of the Hadees at all.
a motive, just looking at their pants, you know, the
garments do not nails to attain below the ankle period.
from what I've understood, you know, looking at these hobbies,
review that it is not allowed to drink standing would have to negate those studies which show the subtotal and did so, Allah compiler did so, right.
And the other view where it is it is allowable, but dislike this would seem to be, you know, it this would involve bringing both of the hobbies together, you know, that is that this idea of not drinking, standing or eating standing, this is a recommendation not to do so, you know, and not really a prayer for ambition, you know, based by based on the actual
complaints, you know, in doing
some Haleakala having bigger issue
a sculptural go to Munich. We have come to help us to
understand this fundamental principle of tawheed. To be able to apply the principle in our lives, not just to keep it as a academic or philosophical concept.
We have a lot of
success in our efforts to do so in this life and success in the next premise.