Channel: Bilal Philips
The Core of Islam – Part 1 & Part 2 by Dr Bilal Philips, hosted by the Malaysian Chinese Muslim Association (MACMA) Sabah, Malaysia. Held on the 24th and 27th December 2014, 8PM at MACMA Centre, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.
Fresh take in reviewing the 5 pillars of Islam and 6 pillars of Iman, seeing the reasons and the beauty behind each pillars as a Gift and Mercy from our Creator.
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practices rituals and rites
in a circumstance
were for the first time
because they didn't have
and as a result
he ended up
peer pressure, cultural oppression societal pressure.
solution to this
learning and understanding
sources now often
what we have
a solid system
because what was considered to be morally wrong 1400 years ago
he will not change
today just societies change
these days to be
in our previous session
we should know these moral principles because they are the goals, they represent the goals of the various
The last one was either did not
worship of him
a require and
the purpose of
This is the point
if nobody works alone,
it would not decrease a lot.
If everybody worship
it would not be increase along
worship or lack of worship in your way.
So, the transcription of worship
I only created humankind,
description was for our
if we are to achieve
the ultimate best, what is ultimately the best
wishes may not necessarily be the best
looked at as a political failure
emotional family whatever
if that person had words
in his life with his
So, we don't measure success by material.
We mentioned success ultimately by spiritual
But when we talk about
revenue, this is
So, the way to Paradise is through
the vehicle or the knees which takes us
We spoke about the goal
all aspects of our lives, worship,
we need to ask ourselves,
we try to avoid it.
Stay away from
You've saved yourself a lot.
But it's not
ensure that whatever we are engaged in is pleasing to Allah.
We said since this is a basic,
we should be able to find this model
in the foundations of
And in our previous session, we looked at
the moral principle,
anybody remember what that was?
model a model.
We should take from our
in all aspects of
First of all, has nothing to hide.
smiling in your face, slapping you in your mouth.
connected. Transparency is your expression.
I have nothing to hide.
It's important in terms of our lives, what happened to the world today becoming known as some of the most corrupt nations on the face of the earth.
We should be among the top 10
not known for bribery,
we should be known for the hire.
They say actions speak louder than
we can talk about.
And if we don't need these,
we don't express these findings.
Practical. People can see
looking at the
main principle was
Establish the prayer in order to be talked about members of a law.
Remember, it's between the times of prayer that they will remember a law at the time of prayer. And then after the time of prayer, we forget
So, first of all, is always speaking evil
is always doing evil
even though they may be granted five times a day, that prayer
if it's real prayer, then it should affect individual names.
for how much you know you do
have to be prepared to make sacrifice, sacrifices,
time, he sacrifices basically all acts of worship,
what was special was,
he said that without patience
it was actually it was you the patient in the middle of the ground.
And if you cannot be patient, then you are short to long
arm you and He will respond Bye
critical and of course, patients in terms of faith is one of the
we can help
each and every one of us
if we don't have patience
we talked about
reminder for us to be patient, because we belong
we belong to all and we will have to
they cannot complain.
So, whatever happened
to us, we can calculate that out
right or basis to make an issue about why because we belong to him.
He created us he can do anything. As the Creator. You made the car
losses you want wherever you want, however you want your partner
So similarly created us.
So, we accept that basic promise
we will have to go
have to go back to him
these are the two concepts
patience and all.
The other two principles which we didn't look at last time
are you stuck on it just say
suppose to learn
honestly, honestly the general sense
when we hear about Bill Gates
we just heard about another person was the internet was Facebook
willing to give away
they don't make it so big and
small. Nobody gave away is prepared to give them a huge death.
The basic point is
generosity is looked at as one of the highest
employees they don't have extra
but at least the basic
the trade has to be
when we're not obliged
for the individual. So this quality of generosity
is finally what is said.
In general, Muslims are some of the most generous people in the world.
they're also known as the most generous
looking at the various groups
of people in society,
raising their levels of generosity.
market spider was getting corrupted along the way and everything else that has happened. generosity remains one of our
principal to the game,
to be compassionate,
to have a clear concern for those who are needy.
This is where there's a gap.
generosity is manifest
who are in need.
So a lot describes that kind of say,
take from their wealth,
in order to purify,
a family of goals, he would want another one.
grass is always greener. On the other side.
grasses are always greener, on the other side.
In Africa, they say, the white man's ice is colder.
The white man's ice is colder.
But this is given the
nature of always wanting to have more, not being satisfied.
this principle is to develop
this care and compassion for those who are needy
to make you
but if we're always looking to those who have
this is how society functions. And if we're always looking at the people who are
see those who are worse off. Constantly thankful
for what is given us
to generosity and compassion.
The other pillar was
What is the name?
nobody really knows.
People can appear
when nobody's looking to go to the bathroom.
so sincerity is among the
higher qualities and values
controlling our desires.
correlations trade, this is the goal.
The main goal is to dissolve that control
by making us control ourselves from the
past is not our primary
goal we don't
too fast from
We are stronger, more, we have
to give up.
in terms of our own intake, they have no two
Well, it's traveling and waste money.
credit cards, buying work, we don't have money we don't have anything
dodgy people when they go
shopping your phone off
this principle of controlling ourselves.
It teaches us to be moderate but it only works if we fast
According to the culture
because the traditional fast is way
I think you're
just in the air
don't eat again until
we've set ourselves
and then you spend the rest of the morning digesting
your body digest
into offer and then maybe only half an hour for
your digestive losses.
And then when the time comes
So we break
the night away or possibly
they call the Lord evil traditionally, really fast. But
now we'll just turn it around.
There are no real benefits.
The biggest result is
we don't experience
you will feel
you will feel
On the other way,
maybe feel the panel's of hunger,
booster more or starving around the world feed every day. Why? Because they choose to fast. Because
when you feel
it gives you more compassion,
So that's what the goal
is the primary
for others who can eat, fasting.
That's why the first thing we do what we read
TDD Why is it at all?
Because that's what you're supposed to be motivated.
That is the key.
is, so, this we need to make those connections to understand, what our model
There is another principle
the worst thing that a human being can feel the worst container that a human being can fill is
his or her.
This is moderation.
we all know when the food is nice.
Which is also part of
this. moderation is also expressed in our lives. If you're a moderator in your
shop again, preparing food and throwing it in the garbage, it's too much to get heated on anyway, eyes are bigger than your
of extravagance, something ages.
Those who are extravagant extravagance
of the devil's
so that covers the other
and is where they look at
The Pillars of the man, I'll just run through them quickly, so that
you can have a chance for some discussion
to begin with,
initially when they're very young
to be able to
in the end, we have to teach them to understand them, not just to be able to rattle them off,
know that we must be focusing on the
first pillar of
we are grateful
for sending us and
for informing us about angels
cause us to be cautious before we do anything we think about
we should think about
recording because I need somebody to record
So, that we will need
to be conscious
remember that whatever we do
we will have to answer for it.
He told us So, that we will
edit the case
and the messengers
I should mention also
does not listed as
it is included with knowledge.
Again, a lot enough to follow
because they do interfere
and those who enter into our world interfere with
it is wrong for us to call on them.
Lot they're selling
they call them
making statements and actions
today is a great
time it's all over. Sure it's
different companies on it
trying to find out
Virgo, you're this year that
and designing things based on that
it's good for Virgo
out of curiosity
prayers will not be accepted.
And if one goes to the fortune teller believing
believing that the fortune teller
then said such a person has
when is the gospel
becomes your norm.
If you want to check your horoscope today, I've already
accepted for 40 days of
Prayers are not accepted for 40 days and nights what it means is that there are two things that happen.
One, you remove the obligation
much you're aware of what you're saying.
life and you increase your situation.
So just know that you did wrong
people needed to so many things.
Very very busy.
Eating TVs, reading homes, reading.
all your fingers.
Fingers are the same length.
shorter than this.
Of course, for the Chinese Association you got your fortune cookies.
fortune cookies, is what I remember from China.
Something is gonna happen
in the case of the messengers
both of them represents
to the consciousness of
that was mentioned
was given before the interview,
every child is born natural.
us concerning every soul
in general I would say about 80% of what we consider
regardless of their religion or whatever
that you do,
messenger demonstrates how to
is to be grateful
speaking in one way or
in the state of depression.
Depression is one of the biggest in the world today.
People die from depression and die from
you need to bring drugs and
everything is wrong
everybody is wrong
need to wake up
they need to see that
you need to do this you need to make
prostration for gratitude
whenever any good thing came to him
you know where you are.
that's a problem in and of itself. It needs to be
and at the same time
Yeah. What's your primary
how many people
this is not
shouldn't be there. And also, knowing about the last day should also give us a firm and uncompromising personality.
not compromising the media in the sense of
no matter what everybody says everybody does. Because you know,
they will be rewarded.
You'll go with whatever's happening.
Leaving in the last day
they know that in the end, they will leave.
is about last admission
also gives us the characteristics of
or whatever a law has given us, this is what
it also leaves us stable, we're not the type of person who was allowed to rise.
Today is another way of tomorrow.
and it's not like that to anybody, but
whenever it comes to them.
Either way, this is a what they call a win win situation.
that you're all
such a good time
knowing the destination,
is the one for me, whatever.
Alternatively, that belief should cause us
to be content.
And one thing to note is that the destination will give me a bit of trouble.
What we're going to do,
are really what you're going to do
not to do what
choose not to do.
What is it
choose not to do what
you cannot choose not
You chose to do something else. And that's what a lot of you you're going to do
in the future, but it's still your choice
between the fact that you're cheating yourself, and a lot knows what your choices
is knowledge of your choice is not making you
difficulty of projecting
This is just how it is.
What he knows are all the choices, you're going to make
And this is where he said that nothing changes, except for
I cannot make that up in another way.
When you made your thought they went,
but also watching
As a believer, we know that the choices we make in our lives that forcing us to do
actually mentioned in the model, or some of the either what should
or should be either.
If he doesn't allow us to do those things, then what is the target?
Allow us to do
some of the things that we want to do.
Then the way
we have a choice.
But we don't have a choice to do
it, you know, life coaches, they'll make statements like you know, gain control of your life.
Determine your future,
you can determine your future
be asked to decide
you can still make the right decisions and work on the way
how many times we wanted to do something and we weren't able to.
we are the determiners. of
Make the choices. Eventually the end will do
Doesn't mean in between everything you'll
always see them.
But they're really good.
And it turns out
something is good
all the time. So
we don't know
the last point
anybody has never heard of
Don't be shy.
whenever any of you has decided
he or she should make Julian is a rare
way of putting our trust in
the future what is the outcome
after pressing a law and recognizing that
if this choice is good for us, and make it easy for us
to find out all the information you can
find it easy
but you want to say
it does not
take it away from you
and remove my love of me
and show me
made a decision to do something
its blocked, designed
to keep it
up on the subway and just stay with it any
aggravating or upset it's not working out
in a lot of cases.
And if you see in your dream
this is nonsense.
This is total nonsense.
Also some people say they will call whenever I say
I've made this decision. Please take this to heart.
If you decide
just you have to try it yourself to find what is the right thing. The best that you can turn your affairs
just trusting you know there's a famous heavy
one occasion man came in the masjid before he was gonna sit down he remembered
don't just put your blind just jump over there.
this is just giving you an example of how we take the core principles of Islam
understand the moral principles
it's the height of everything else. I just took this reading everything
we should be aware of. We shouldn't just do whatever
until we know
then that will be greater motivation for us.
Give me a chance to ask the questions.
I've seen football
So she asked
how do you know that
to be accepted.
You should feel that
in your mind, you still enjoy it.
And you have in the back of your mind, we got to do it again
as a ritual, because
one will repent from sin is like one without saying
there isn't remorse, you don't feel bad about watching.
if you're doing a sin,
again, you're smoking cigarettes.
And you're making at the same time,
but you're still smoking.
conditions for the acceptance is that you have to stop.
You have to feel bad.
You have to stop.
sincere, sincere returning to
not seeing the reactions from other human beings first, maybe that's
what you're attracted to primarily should be directed.
So, this is
you will know that is accepted just like how people are
returning home from sending like a child
one of the key principles of adoption life has changed. The way in which you are living
is different from the way
for the house.
in the same stays
the same way.
I just like wanting to know
about this Merry Christmas.
Each person knows
in order to preserve
And that's the tricky one. All
right. It may appear for your
great advances and necessity in order to maintain some of the ties cause them to be broken. People rejecting a lot of other things
Your family to give them
so but as a general principle
is not permissible.
Now, some people say well,
happy, happy, right?
They say these words, though they don't believe it. What's the difference between them? That
was a big difference. Then, you know, wishing that your father was blessed.
It's something that she's actually a part of
Christmas celebration of Christmas is celebrating the day
on which God
wishes somebody happy, whatever, based on
their baby, that God was born. This is
a statement that they are affirming
Not very confident. I mean, Steve Dotto, whether it's
be certain that the law
making the proper
one of the conditions for the acceptability of
Yeah, certainly because you're directly into
the uncertainty because you're doing it the way that told us to do it
the certain that the law is answered
unless you so with a playful negligence.
If you do so, your heart is not in it, you really want to focus
and your service certainty will not assurance.
So you do what is required.
after that, we'll determine
What is up?
Hi now, the issue,
you for watching. And it shouldn't be any celebration
the first day, the third day, the second day, which
you should avoid it,
because it is the law, innovation. But again, if your relationship with your family is very fragile,
you are not intended to
destroy that relationship, break the bonds of their time. So you go into unnecessary
evil, because though it may not be right, that leads into a lot cetera, but still, your presence, you don't participate in exactly what they're doing, you just make a loss.
So it's just a matter of
so that is a lesser than the breaking up of
this is why you as an individual, you make your own judgment in your family.
But as a general principle,
what's more important is that we need to find ways of meetings to help others to understand this, especially through education, which is why I've been mentioning different brothers have spoken to me about this
to be academically strong and islamically.
take steps, because talking about these issues of
the dead. These questions, I'm sure we have been asking these questions
for the last
are still where we are
we have to make a change,
change to education, because this is where
the only way is to reach a generation
or coming up into schools develop institutions which will give them the correct answer.
Then you will have the basis for change.
you just keep asking asking.
Problem is not going away.
This is the job.
For those of you that know the right
challenges to develop institutions that can change.
This is why my university the motto of diversity is changing the nation through education.
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