Channel: Bilal Philips
© No part of this transcript may be copied or referenced or transmitted in any way whatsoever. Transcripts are auto-generated and thus will be be inaccurate. We are working on a system to allow volunteers to edit transcripts in a controlled system.
111 Robben Island in
Salatu was Salam Allah
Allah Allah who have hobby for many center within the Hilo Medina
appraises you to align your life Peace and blessings he and his last prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
an order to follow the path of righteousness until the last day
the topic as introduced
is the deviation of the
past and present
we typed in our prayer
asking Allah for guidance
I want to explain what path
The path of those for
whom you have
and not the path
on whom is your anger
nor the path of those Ivana
kaput Mohammed Melodifestivalen explained to us
that the Marvel movie
where did you
and the barn loon
are the questions
we asked a lot.
But he guided us to the safe path 17 times
the past which is not the one followed by the Jews,
or the one followed by the Christians.
That is the significant
requesting that it not be the past followed by the Jews and the Christians.
The significance is that their path represents the path of deviation.
They represent two
examples of how
following process before deviated
process, Moses, may God be upon him.
And if people represent the Jews,
for Jesus, God's peace be upon him.
And to those Christians,
Those who claim to be followers represent that second group.
Why don't we move to each move? Because when Allah tells us
to be where
did you Jews and the Christians in terms of some actions they have done when he tells us about them? He's not telling us nearly
to look at them scornfully and say they have deviated
feel proud that we are Muslims
This is not what he has told us.
about them, for us told us about the Christians and the Jews
in order that we don't fall into the same traps which very powerful
the two followers of Prophet Moses and Prophet Jesus they got TCM both of them one lesson
Pokemon GO will inherit paradise
as the true followers of Prophet Muhammad from reliance on them will lead to paradise.
the jewels are referred to as Alma Gabriella him.
Logan whom is a lot of anger because of the fact that they had
They have knowledge, knowledge, of revelation of God's commandments, they are preserved
to alive degree.
But they don't follow.
They only follow parts, they look for things putting something into
law says in the Quran And with regard to them. At that moment, I'm not sure what I'm gonna do you command people to righteousness, and you forget yourself
everybody together without Karuna, without you believe in a portion of the book. And this really isn't a question.
This is all regards to those who have knowledge, they have the Scripture.
Accept accepting what is convenient for them, and rejecting what is not. This has been historically the practice of we know from the time of Muhammad from while
when a case was brought to him for government, were among the Jews. A man and woman had committed adultery.
And they were asking the Prophet SARS on them for vlogmas. And he told them to go according to the
So the rabbi's got the book and read,
and they put their hand over the portion,
which would indicate that those who committed adultery would be executed, and continue to read, read this one.
when the Prophet Muhammad wa salam was a former
Jewish scholar, who converted to Islam,
who tell the government that they were reading, tell them to raise their hand and read love is under their hand.
So when they read, of course, the law was execution, they were trying to avoid,
we also find
in their practice, that they have you towards the dunya
they were carrying on business in the synagogue,
as attributed to Jesus, in the gospels, he went into the temples and found them changing money that money changes inside the temple, he knocked over their tables and took them out of it.
They had become
focused on the
so much so that they even change a part of the book,
where Allah they have a lot of things
to the Jews, that they should not take
from their brethren from other Jews, but they may take interest from the Gentiles.
this is what the law allows law is
across the board,
that they modify this. You don't take interest from your brother Jews, but you may take interest from the non agenda.
they became engrossed in nationalism.
where a jewel is considered a jewel no matter what.
It has nothing to do with religion anymore, as long as your mother was a Jew.
So you have atheists amongst the Jews.
They know that, you know, those who rejected with their teachings like Albert Einstein, all of these are held up by great Jewish scientists and philosophers.
And in Israel right now, there's a big struggle between the atheist users communist socialist side who came out of Russia and the rabbi's.
They want to shut things down on Saturday.
Saturday is supposed to be the day of rest, no business both of the cargo no car should be driving but
they don't want to submit their law.
So these are the symbols these are the ways in which they deviate deviation by practicing part of the book and rejecting
By being focused on the dunya
and by making nationalism, their
Zionism expression of their nationalism.
On the other hand,
God loon, those who have gone astray
are noted for their ignorance.
the scripture virtually for them has been lost,
because of the efforts of an individual,
the laws which came before
and made the new law.
That's the essence of the new law. God is love for God. So, you know, love this world or love does, he made his own son come to this earth and die for the sins of the people on this earth. This is love, expression, ultimate expression of love giving up one son.
The whole focus is about love. It doesn't matter the laws are no longer in check anymore. It's just about law. So they were cut off from the law. And they absorbed Greek and Roman teachings
as a means of promoting their belief in Greece and Rome,
changing their day of worship from Saturday to Sunday, the day of the worship of the sun god Apollo,
you know, the idea of the logo, you know, God, the Word, intermediary between God and man and God being that logo, this is Jesus now is become a being who was eternal has no beginning was in fact, God Himself, while being phenomenal, complex philosophy coming out.
ignorant, which ended up in the open worship of God, creation.
Jesus became the object of worship.
They call him God,
whatever I wanted in God, one God,
who at the same time is God the Father, God, the Son, God, the Holy Spirit, three gods in one.
One guy. In essence, Jesus is who they worship.
So they innovated. They changed and innovated the teachings of Jesus till they reach the point of worshiping God's creation.
So these are the main two examples of deviation of the past.
And we can come right to the present. We don't need to go historically through the different groups that splintered off from the time of the
now we have inherited their deviation. There are seven amongst us today.
And if we look, how has the oma deviated today, we will see that they've deviated in either one of these categories either like to do or like the Christian.
there is a statement reported by Abu Zubaydah,
found in both Bukhari and Muslim
in which he quotes Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam are saying, you will follow the practices of your predecessors inch by inch, UI by
so much so that if one, if they were to enter a lizard Hall, you would follow them.
And the processes are, you mean the Christians and the Jews? And you said, Who else
is the prophecy?
and we find Prophet Mohammed,
the king of the future,
in general terms with regards to Muslims as a nation.
In another narration, related by Sal ban
was a freed slave of Prophet Muhammad, Allah.
The nation are about to call each other and set upon me, just as diners set upon food, because that will at least be because our numbers were small enough
time you said no. And that
your numbers will be many will be many. But you will be like the foam on the river
and allowing them love the fear of you from the heights of your enemies.
And we'll put the weakness into your own heart.
Someone asked the Prophet, send them all messenger the law, what is the
love of this world and the hatred for the
love of the world
and the hatred for death.
This is also confirmed in another narration
I'm given out I'm sorry related.
The Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam sent Abu Zubaydah within a genre
to Bahrain to collect it via
the anonymous you may have heard
made a treaty with the people of Biafra aim and had appointed over them.
And Allah He then
returned with the money
and the answer, those of Medina
who had supported the Prophet,
peace be upon him when he emigrated there.
When they heard of his arrival, they went to pray the morning prayer with the prophets.
And after the prayer,
the prophet got up.
And the amfar approached him. He smiled and said to them, I think you have all heard that Abu Aveda has returned with something they replied indeed on messenger of Allah. He said, then be happy and hope.
For By Allah, I do not fear poverty for you. But I fear that this world will be opened up for you, just as it was for those before you. So you will compete with one another for it, as they competed for it, and it will destroy you either destroy them.
taking on the dunya and making it the goal of life, forgetting the next life.
And there is a third narration
also related by Abdullah Ahmad,
in which the corporate Batman's as Elena saying
all Nigerians those who made hip drop or emigration
who migrated from Mecca to Medina.
You may be afflicted by five things.
And a lot of them that you should live to see them
as fornication and adultery should become widespread.
And you should know that this has never happened without new diseases, the following the people which their forefathers had never suffered.
And if people should begin to cheat in wearing the goods,
you should realize that this has never happened without drought and famine befalling the people and their rulers affecting them.
And if people should withhold zeca charity,
you should realize that this has never happened without rain being stopped from falling. And like not for the sake of animals, it would never rain again.
And the people should read the covenants will align with messenger, you should realize that this has never happened without a law sending an enemy against them to take some of their possessions by force.
And if the leaders do not rule according to the book of a law, you should realize this has never happened without alarm, making them into groups and making them fight one another
is authentically reported in the center of a new mega
all of you that have been described have befallen the oma today, the Muslim nation.
The punishment of Allah
for various deviations
we still have
deviations as a result of ignorance.
Besides the deviations which have happened on a political level, on a national level,
where competition among Muslim quote unquote nations have led to war between Egypt and Sudan, Iraq and
Afghanistan amongst the people themselves,
or the famines in the drought, Somalia
and other other places, places like Bangladesh, etc, suffering from so many calamities, and people wonder why it happened so quickly.
Mohammed Al Salam has informed us that when we break a law of Covenant, this will happen.
In terms of the ignorance,
there is a body of ignorance, which is the fall in the oma.
now right to the top 100 elements said,
the last hour will not come until some groups of my nation worship idols,
is authentically reported in the salon abidos. Academy and imagine
that some of my nation
will worship idols.
Have we seen this?
People question and feel no, there's nobody openly worshipping idols today.
But if we look at what is going on in different parts of the Muslim world, with regard to the grave
of quote, unquote, saints, etc, in India, Pakistan, Egypt, all over the Muslim world,
you find people
performing rites of worship at these rates.
an act of idolatry.
Those in the grave, and in some places, there was nothing inside of it even
From there, okay, this is the head of the same money that was cut off, it was put in there.
Some claim that Prophet, Prophet Abraham is in disgrace.
other prophets are in that grave
die would you have in place like Palestine,
Syria, some of the prophets, they found the graves of some of the prophets and people go there, make pilgrimages there, make a lot cannot delay.
And the people who are involved in it, you know, our people, in terms of the personal practice of Islam is very weak.
There's a lot of corruption going on at
I will read
the problem and I said the last hour will not come until women from the tribe of doubt,
with the weather that behind the undulate the Temple of the idol, and Hello.
the prophecy of the Prophet Mohammed salado.
Today, when we look
at Islam, in the mass, amongst the mass of Muslims, we find that it is not
Islamic principles being implemented creating amongst the Muslims and Islamic culture. So defined instead, what may be called Muslim culture, the culture of the Muslim people or cultural Islam,
which is a conglomeration
some of them from pre Islamic time.
Some of them
have been adopted from nations that have risen next to Muslim areas,
some of them as a result of innovation, like what the Christians did before
some of them as a result of a fanatical approach to the schools of Islamic law.
We could call it madhab ism, fanatical approach.
And some of it
to a branch known as
Buddhism, supposedly Islamic mysticism.
Islam, the true teachings have been clouded over by traditionalism.
So, so much so that if we look at all of the the foundations of Islam, which are the five pillars of man of Islam, the six pillars of the man, we find that people have modified and misunderstood and are not implementing these various pillars, as they were supposed to be implemented.
For example, if we take the Shahada declaration,
it is very common in Muslim among Muslims today. If a Muslim man wants to marry a Christian woman or anybody, she just makes the declaration of faith, and he can marry her or a Muslim woman that wants to marry a non Muslim man, he comes to the mosque, or to the court in a Muslim country. And he makes a declaration of faith and they get married. Now, the reality is that these people are making this declaration of faith for marriage. They are not doing so out of dinner.
And people are not questioning this is just
as long as they made the Shahada. This is enough.
But the fact of the matter is that if that man for govern the case of a Muslim woman, in non Muslim men, if she knows that he is declaring Islam only for
them, her marriage is invalid in the sight of Allah.
Her marriage is fornication does not matter.
If she knows that, of course, if he says no, I really believe that this as a service and others. But as is happening in many, many cases, it is just a ritual, a ritual, maybe after they do the marriage in the masjid, they'll go to the church and perform the marriage offer in the church.
and this is what the Shahada has become.
It is just a statement which automatically classifies a person as a Muslim regardless of what they do a regardless of what they believe.
If we look at the Salah,
which has been prescribed five times a day, when a lot tells us up in the Salah established the player. He didn't just say some new
in many parts of the Muslim world today, it is common amongst Muslims to pray on Friday.
Doesn't say once a week, like Christian praying on Sunday. You have Friday Muslim.
All you have commitments around say are here. The only thing ramadan
ramadan Islam, you know, 11 months of the year, they're just believers. That one month Ramadan, they are the most sincere believers. You'll see them playing all their prayers staying up late at night in tahajud. The nightmares that I will have the sooner
a GM after he finished back to this regular program.
What kind of plan is this?
This is what the salon has become.
You have people for example, in the fasting
the month of fasting.
Laila to cover
is the the day of focus.
Beautiful, lady, we don't pray all year long. Maybe they don't even pray during Ramadan, except for Allah to cover. Now they're waiting for Allah to cover the night of power
2017 has been designated even though in fact we don't know. But it's been commonly accepted to be the 27th so they're waiting 27
already taken out the calculators, right? Because a lot of guys in the clan Lima takatori vironment alpha is better than 1000 months of worship, so they put it in the calculator
1000 divided by 12
mp3 years and former
83 years and former human
Don't be the jacket one dime and forget about it after that
we have mathematical Muslims.
And when it comes to how does the same thing for one person and said one pair and NACA is worth 100,000 pairs,
fully pick up the calculators again and working it out.
We make so many friends and microfinish. After that
we've covered it
we find Muslims putting their monies in bank collecting interest and then given the interest is that
this is their data.
And when we look at the pillars of Eman
the first of the pillars is belief in Allah.
for Muslims today are my
allies in me allies in new allies everywhere. The general belief
as you've been out of the set,
no need to pay for anyone outside yourself.
You're not everybody's allowed
to live lives inside of you for sure you're going to paradise Don't worry about
the angels and the gym.
People call them again
to protect them.
They become objects of worship as the Christians took the angel. As objects of worship, they have a thing called Michael map.
worship of the angel Michael.
Brooklyn, you will find developing these amulets on the amulet they will have markings and symbols etc. which column powerful genes to protect them from evil and all this.
don't read the part that they will have pieces of it rolled up in things and one around their neck on their arms hanging on the walls, on chains on
Prophet Muhammad Rasul Allah, part of the faith believing in Him to the messages, he has become an object of worship.
You have a whole body of missions that praise the Prophet Muhammad.
Though he told us in no uncertain terms, like a prophet, and
he accepted in your prayers have you as the Christians were, was the son of marriage
for Islam or not, I'm only a slave of Allah, Saku Abdullah,
slave of Allah and His messenger and a lot of government to say to the people to prevent this kind of thing from taking place in
this local new high layer, and then I
say, oh Mohamed, to the people, I am only a man life No.
The difference being that I received revelation that Allah is one God.
But people have taken the Prophet of Allah as an object of worship. people pray for him and call him
was a guide for the electron belief in the resurrection and the judgment, which we'll look at in more detail in the next lecture.
People believe intercession is arbitrary.
That as long as they're Muslim, Allah will have Prophet Muhammad Allah intercede for them and they were going to go to Paradise. Many
Muslims are guaranteed paradise
as long as you're going to die, this is a general feeling the general understanding people.
The Prophet Muhammad wa sallam gave us so much information to confirm to us that only the true believers will enter Paradise.
And in terms of believing in predestination, is generally rejected by much Muslims rejected in one way or another, either that they deny that it exists.
If you just have free will, a lot doesn't have any influence or action, or they go to the other extreme, and they blame everything on the law. Whatever the situation is what a law will, you know, I'm a criminal, I'm pontificating on
the law, destiny.
Don't blame me.
So when we look at all of the basic Pillars of Islam, and we see this type of variation, and we reflect back
on that prayer that we make daily, you can see in fact, that Muslims have fallen into a trap,
which Satan sets for the Jews and the Christian.
Those who know something about the book are not applying it,
modifying it to suit their will.
Those who are ignorant,
remaining ignorant, they prefer to follow the tradition.
instead of worshipping a law, they end up worshiping other than a lot of worshipping others, along with Allah.
This is the state of the oma today.
is the major problem, which affects us.
It affects us through the adoption of pre Islamic
cultural practices. We find for example, in places like India, people will watch and we'll get married, wearing red dresses. This is the standard wedding dress red. Now, technically speaking from an Islamic perspective, there's nothing wrong with the color red,
I mean, if the woman is properly covered is nothing wrong with the color red in itself. However, when you observe what is going on in India, you will realize that it is the color of the wedding dress of the Hindus.
This is their standard
wedding gown, red. And in fact, Muslims are utilizing this same
religious outfit in their practices today.
We find also,
for example, in the Philippines,
I was surprised to find they're
flying on poles hanging outside of people's homes when I traveled in Mindanao, I would pass by home sometimes I would see these poles and flags on them. Now, I knew in India, this is a
practice in India cultural practice which has to do with indicating death.
And I asked what is what is this what what does this mean? That is some kind of thing that isn't for celebration, what does it know, when a person dies.
And this is taxes right across the country, it is a Hindu practice, which is an integral part now of Western practice.
And wherever you want to miss them, well, whether it's Albania or turkey or wherever you will find practices which have been inherited, and are commonly a part of the people.
That, as I said,
the issue of innovation in the religion
is perhaps the most critical area for us to
have a good understanding of because of the fact that
it has been made to seem okay, justified by people under the heading of what they call
design, it literally means that innovation or novelty,
but from an Islamic perspective, it represents
a heretical innovation in the religion, a change which has taken place in the religion, which is heretical, because Pat McLaughlin said kulu debatten, Balala, all innovation in the religion is misguided.
And this issue of innovation is specific to innovation and religion, because somebody will come back and say, Well, you know, innovation, we have
air conditioners today, they weren't any before we put them in the mouth. We have rugs on the floor of Emma, we sit at tables, you know, we have all these different things which went around them. These are innovations, but this is not included. This is what you're thinking of innovation, technological innovation.
is nothing wrong with them. What we're talking about is innovation in the practices of Islam themselves, and the innovation,
maybe an actual innovation meaning that it is something which has no origin in the religion,
like that of the red dress
Pakistani and Indian Muslims who marry in fear Lanka, they have a thing called a tally, which is in a marriage, the web is a chain with a little symbol on it, which is the Hindu symbol, which they give to the bride when she's getting married.
There will be circumstantial innovation.
That is, there is some origin, in the religion for this practice, but it is being done outside of the place that it was described.
in worship, we know we can raise our hands in prayer.
And talk about
has would feel shy, if you were to feel shy, you're shy, that if I believe a raise of hands, that he would put his hands down and in prayer and prayer, and doing the prayer of
12, grand etc. He raised his hands in prayer to subscribe that way. However, it does become a common practice now.
For many Muslims, after every congregational prayer, the amount will turn and they make another prayer. supplication, the amount of publication, everybody who signs up in amin, amin,
no foundation in the practice of the Prophet Muhammad SAW,
he didn't do this.
If a person did it spontaneously, on an occasion for himself, there is no harm. But when it becomes an established practice, which is done regularly, then it becomes an innovation.
where people feel the prayer is not complete without it. For example, hopefully you have from Egypt, common practice in Egypt is after the prayer.
The first will give Salaam shake the hands of people on his life, and you go over and shake the hands on the people on his left, but I want to come flowers
is the first not to forget
to the people next to him, he hadn't seen them for some time or whatever, you know, and he did this so hard. But there it is becoming ritual. So much so that if one doesn't use this alarm, people looking at this person saying, you know, this is really complete, you know,
looking at it has been almost a part of the paracel
This has become an innovation, though the giving up the lamb shaking hands is a part of the religion, but making it a sixth practice after every congregational prayer, this becomes innovation.
In another strategy that will
unlock when adding a law
the greatest has spoken to
so when we cited a verse in the Quran, and he said a lot on average
what the law said here's
the truth, but now when it becomes a ritual, that after every time you finish reciting anything, you must have a lot of hobbies,
it becomes innovation summer for remember my children went to school, studying in Arabic school etc, in taught by other teachers and
I found them in their prayer, you know, after saying the fact behind the surah after they were sent for the following
this they thought that this is so much you know, you have to say after the second chapter from the pharmacy will decide to
a conclusion was there because, you know, whatever you will decide anything in the future.
So, this is sort of
this became, this has become in the reputation of
Good innovation may be in
physical, technological development, but in religious matters, it has no place. All the innovation is misguidance
and refer of these innovations generally speaking I
Based on ignorance,
people speaking about the religion without knowledge.
It may be in on the basis of ignorance of the Arabic language itself, where people are misinterpreting different
statements in the Quran and the sunlight.
It is also based on ignorance of the sun, where people introduce practices to fill gaps that are missing.
It is also based on following dubious
ideas things which are unclear which have been left purposely unclear leaving it to a lot of people get involved in it and all I speak about is entirely Milan, marrying a Filipina being very one
Masada honeymoon era krippner from zero,
a verb to have a foot in the heart, deviation in the heart, they see from the core and what is obscure meaning to interpret,
seeking ultimately fitness for people and trying to make up their own interpretation.
deviation or Buddha also the result of people following their own desires
and submitting to others. Besides the profits for life.
What is left for Muslims
to prevent what Mr.
Prophet SAW salon has predicted will happen to them to prevent it or to change have after the things that happened to them. What is left to them is to come back to the Quran and the Sunnah
to reestablish Islam in their lives in according to Revelation, this is the only sound foundation
and everything that we do everything that we say all of our practices should be word on the scale of the Quran and Sunnah.
Islam has not rejected
properly, the customs of people. But wherever these customs contradict Islamic teachings that are against Islamic practice, then they were canceled. They have to be rejected.
We as Muslims today
will only be able to reassert Islam in our lives as a community here, for example, in Australia
or elsewhere by going back to the Quran, and the Sunnah,
to be aware of the deviations of those who came before us.
Whether it was in the form of nationalism, which continues to divide our ranks, or people prefer to cluster together based on nationality, forming clubs and organizations, you know, Muslim,
Albanian, Muslim, Syrian, Muslim, Egyptian, whatever organizations instead of just Muslim organizations,
we continue to divide up amongst ourselves, which is nationalism.
And also, due to the fanatical approach to following of the method.
We have two faculties, we cannot turn away from them and say, Well, you know, this is that person's opinion. It doesn't matter. We can work together and carry on No, we have to tackle these issues. We have to address them. And we have to find what is the correct Islamic position with regards to
I hope that
the image or the problem of deviation is clear before
that whenever we recite in our prayers From now onwards,
we'll be adding more volume that we sincerely strive not to be among them. Absolutely. I lay him on the body and not just ritualistically recite this verse from the Quran every day without it having any effect on us.
If that is the case, then we are cursing ourselves
and the Koran will be a witness against us on the Day of Judgment
Why is nationalism for bad?
Okay? I didn't classify this as one of these ridiculous ones that are Why is nationalism so bad? I mean, what is the root of nationalism? What is nationalism?
my nation first
you know if there is a cricket match going on
between Pakistan and Sri Lanka or Britain, because I'm a Pakistani or my roots are from Pakistan, I will share for the Pakistan.
This is nationalism.
And then if the game is a game, game of sports and up you can enjoy it as a game of sports, whatever you enjoy the game of football, you're rooting for a team simply because
you are from that nation. This is the expression of mastery or you feel and you haven't practiced of this nation is superior.
It is better.
You have a flag, which is a flag of your nation, which you honor, you may put your hand on your heart or whatever when the flag is raised, and you know, the flag has particular significance.
And this feeling this feeling of pride. In one nation, one nationality with feeling is a curse, feeling.
Curse, meaning that it is something for hidden in Islam. koramangala said that anyone who has a mustard seed was applied in his heart would not enter Paradise.
Mustard Seed words of pride in one's heart to stop one from entering
pride. It's very hard to be an original thing.
Were to like Christian speak about the original sin. If they weren't to be an original sin, it would be ratified
when Satan was commanded to bow to Adam, along with the angels in recognition of Adams.
superiority that Allah had raised him above the rest of the creation
date and a few when he was asked why his response was, and are higher than men who I'm better than him.
I am better than him. You created me from fire and you created him from
this line of argument. He felt he was better than Adam because he was created from fire. But no credit from fire must be better than those created from clay.
This is the essence of that nationalistic pride, which is an expression of tribalism, an expression of racism
depending on how far one goes with it
we're not know problems I
mandai locker vsla seven now, whoever called to offer DLC, tribalism is not over.
I know. He also said and one another occasion Bahasa in the Harmon Pina, get rid of it water because it is
corrupt, it is putrid.
That's how he described it.
And all those types of expressions whenever they came out in his time, he opposes
Muslims, as the law says in the Malou
believers are one brotherhood
and brotherhood of faith.
These divisions are artificial divisions,
which were not a part of Islamic tradition.
It wasn't until after the breakup of the Ottoman
document states that the techie nationalistic states arose. They there on the divisions made by the colonial masters colonizers, European colonizers colonized the Muslim world. They then chop it up into pieces amongst themselves. Going for going to Germany, this one going to France it was going to England
and we inherited.
So nationalism is evil.
It has no place in this land.
Is it forbidden to say well Mohammed?
We say yeah, Allah. Oh Allah.
And I think it's called harpoon EGA it is
a particle addressing when you're calling on somebody
it is the definitive prayer to say, yeah, Allah
But to say that Mohammed
This is calling on Prophet Mohammed Al Salam
seeking a response.
If we agree that seeking a response from the back is polite, then this is not acceptable islamically
it becomes a part of the application of law.
And the law says at block one a bada application calling on people in publication or draft is worship is a badass.
Yeah, Allah, you're worshipping Allah. Yama, I'm not gonna lie. This becomes the worship of Muhammad.
As Yeah, I've done
a litany of people say in ignorance, certain parts of the Muslim world, when they calamity before them or Abdulkadir they call us or other parties.
This is Russia.
What is the difference between Shiite Allawi and Sunni Sunni
we can say basically,
was Mr. represents those
who follow the Quran and the Sunnah, as it was understood by the companions of the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam. And the early generations of righteous Muslim scholars.
represents another tradition, wherein
attributes of a law
have been given to certain individuals who have been designated as the Imam.
And worship is directed towards them
power and that things related to them.
Some people think that that is addressed the difference of a difference of a legal difference, but no, it is actually a difference in belief.
In the case of galleries, or new theories, this is a more classical name for them.
To say we have another religion altogether.
Actually, the she I used to consider the
altruism theories as being heretical.
And it was mostly the Khomeini's time, that he re included them in the body of Christ.
Because they hold
a man and Pharisees
were manifestations of a law.
what is called the sun
represents those who are following the way
brought by Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu sallam,
and both Shiite and hallowee represented deviations from that way.
Our Prophet narrated
the followers of Prophet Musa divided into 71 group,
one on the righteous path
on the wrong path, though those pockets Isa, Jesus divided into 72, one on the right path and 71
on the wrong path.
And that new followers were divided into 73. One on the right path and 72 on the wrong.
How would we know
is the right one?
another narrations, when he was asked about which one is the right one, and another direction, by the way,
in which I fell on one occasion drew a line in the ground. And then he drew lines off either side and said
that these lines on either side represents the many paths of deviation, each one having a devil at the head of inviting people to it. And that the path down the middle, that was his pastor, and he quoted the verse from soil and verse 123. Well, I'm not up to it, Mr. Freeman has said the latter
part of the curriculum and severely radical more powerful de la la calm.
This is my free path,
follow it and do not follow the other paths that
branch off, take you away from my path.
This is my advice to you, that perhaps you may fear, a
third of life path is the path of Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the path which has been defined in the Quran and the Sunnah.
So wherever we have something to do when we're deciding on any issue, we have to question what is the position of the Quran and the Sunnah in regards to this thing? If somebody says to us do this, we must ask them, What is the evidence?
This is where it's making decisions in our lives. Right and wrong, we're looking for right and wrong, we should always find the evidence for what is explained to us, of course, return to seek those who know when we don't know
because of lack of law, the law says, you know, if you don't know, follow me forever seeking knowledge is compulsory for everyone. And we have to keep it from those who have knowledge, that when we get the response from them, we should not accept from them responses of blindly without any seeking any clarification, we should get clarification.
We should get clarification, what is the basis of this response? When he said you do this? Or that do that? Why does the proof of what is the evidence?
This is how we should be used to getting our information that it is supported by evidence from the Quran and from the Sunnah.
Not just whatever the molana says, you got to do it finish. So
you know, or the chef says, or whatever this blind following leads ultimately to deviations, because it is an attack on the Shahada itself. When we say when I said to Allah, Mohammed, Abu and we bear witness that Muhammad
is the Messenger, clear the Messenger of Allah? What are we saying? recognizing that he is the messages, that he is the only one who will follow blindly. So that means
he was the only one who said that we do it, whether we understand the details and wise and the
rationale behind it, etc, etc. It is not for him to upset but
there's no harm in finding out additional information, but our doing it doesn't depend on that additional information. That is the rise of Prophet Muhammad, Allah, Allah, Allah. Why? Because the law says, My socata pharma, whoever obeys the messenger has obeyed a law that is why we cannot spell it out for any other human being. No other human beings command, we can say 100% across the board, that whatever they said is what a lot of lessons are said No, you cannot do and they are subject to error. Therefore, we have the right to ask for the evidence for the rationale, explanation. We have the right to add more than one because some developers who are within your school of thought, you
know you're unhappy you only are kind of consolidated when I finish
another religion from suffering? And oh, we have to religion here no one religious
have worked out rulings, apply requirements in the past. And we should seek the knowledge wherever we can get it. If we look at the practice of for example, Mama shopping,
mom, Mama say Daddy, Mama Shivani
studied under Mr. Malik.
He is one of the narrators of the Mall of America. Yet he was one of the leading students in
your mama sharpei, driving my mother for some 20 odd years
when he went to Iraq,
but it under the students of Abu hanifa, because Nick was already there.
Then he wrote a book called
The evidence in which he combined the rulings and principles that he had developed from the study. Then he went to Egypt to study under Imam and late but he died to study under students. He absorbed rulings of Mr Malays and change.
His ruling wrote a new book called
in which he changed over 50% of his ruling from Elijah.
I'm so on the scholars,
early scholars, they didn't hesitate to go and study under a variety of different
and same thing that we have today. Of course, I
don't have any knowledge. How can you distinguish between this one and that one?
The point is, you ask on this one, you ask for nothing, you get the information, and what appears most right to you, you have to the best of your ability. You know, the only people who can go on Ask around are the metalheads
you have to be able to stay in love to have knowledge of this. And that may have a big long list of these maladies. And if you were to take these criteria and try to apply it to the Sahaba, you will find that most of the Sahaba didn't have this right? They could but yet they ask different people and neighboring measures.
So we today are required to seek knowledge from all the sources available and to follow what appears best if we find a scholar who every time he's giving us rulings is giving us support on crime and sooner whatever. We don't have the time to go searching here and there
is giving you the evidence. So you feel some confidence that what is his own opinion, today find something
good, but I was mentioned that already is as good
as it was said when the made congregational prayer of salaria
when Omar Abdullah Al who gathered the people behind one Imam in the masjid and then afterwards, after doing that, he said this is a good leader.
So on the basis of this people said well, you know
now what we have to look at data innovation, innovation, meaning we have brought something new
with Omar, in fact,
bring something new.
The Prophet Mohammed Al Salam not praise Allah, we in Ghana,
and the people pray behind him.
focus upon the establishment of Paraguay in Jamaica was not
what he referred to, was only what he did at that moment.
The people are separate. And he put them all together this effort.
But not that he was bringing something new in the religion. This was a new era. A Good Day that no, he was using it linguistically.
Generally, not delimited because he did not bring anything new. It wasn't
what is the response to the denial subversion of the laws as mousy facts
as typified in the Ashanti and other deviant sex, how can we prove the correct belief and a lot of attributes,
but as opposed to speaking about the thinking about one of the courses of deviation of the past which
has been inherited by people today were some individuals.
remove any descriptions or any statements from the call center,
which could be applied to others to human being, on the basis that our lives had LASIK eye surgery, there's nothing like it.
So, any of the principles, or any of the attributes are names which describe something of a law, which is also applicable to human beings, they fought to denial.
a law has already in that same statement legitimacy
to say that, at the same time, just like him, but here
we are wearing
the hat We are here in the
And now we can use this and
you can say a human being
is used in relationship to a loss, it is in the infinite sense,
is in the infinite sense. So we don't have to say, for example, some people did in the past, the rental law says he is all hearing it means he's all knowing.
When says, exalting it means is all going
for the rest.
Stick with the knowledge database.
We often say,
a law refers to himself as
a living, he refers to his creatures are also looking for what we want to do now say, Allah, is that living?
What is the problem? Where do you start wanting to start that process, you go down to the point, where you just have to say a lot of a thought, like in Greek philosophy, you know, they denied everything about it is not good enough, God is not
here, but big is not small enough, all the different things that he wasn't. And in the end, whether you end up
don't add anything beyond a law
and so became incomprehensible, where the law has described himself to us,
we understand them in the infinite sense, you know, any of the attributes which you know, a lot of says that he gets angry
was a godsend people have you been long,
those who are oppressors, etc, a lot of person you get angry with them. Now, anger, you know, is a negative
As a general in a general sense, anger does express a certain amount of weakness, but at the same time, when a lot of laws are being subverted when they are alive.
Scripture is being disowned. When, when the Prophet Muhammad Allah is being developed, when these things are happening, if one doesn't feel anger, one doesn't feel upset about this. And there's something wrong with the film.
So there's a place for anger.
There's a positive place, it's an expression of oppression of the force of what is right.
But it should be controlled.
We don't have to say when a lot that he gets it, you know, he doesn't get it. It means He punished people, well, because a lot may get angry. Maybe it's like a thing, but forgive that person is possible.
So the Babak approach is that however allies described themselves
in this authentic scripture.
that we don't know that, like human beings like his creation. It is in the infinite sense and that's how we believe and worship.
Can you explain the fine line between a large influence and our key freewill?
a choice made in the spirit
We have the right to choose good or evil.
The implementation of our choice is in a lot of times,
if Allah wishes, he allows us to fulfill that choice. If he doesn't,
even when a person thinks, I am going to kill myself, or you said that person killed himself, the fact is that that person only killed himself, because Allah permitted,
jumped out of a window into the ground and dies. But jackasses people jumped out of the Empire State Building, strong gust of wind can be done in the next few floors down.
Somebody takes a gun
to his head, for the trigger, the bullet goes live to his brain. And
most people when you pull that trigger, regardless, what happens there are cases of people being shot right through the head right to the bone, and walk away.
The point is, that whatever we attempt to do, we cannot fulfill that will. That decision we have made unless Allah allow that will to be fulfilled.
when we think of a large influence of religion, what the person means is the destiny,
a lot of influence in our lives, that nothing takes place in our lives except what he permits.
He permits us to choose good or evil, in order to account for our choice.
And he permitted us to implement that good.
And to implement that evil on some occasions, and now.
It is through His mercy, that when he allows us to implement that good he multiplies the value of the goods.
And when we're allowed to implement evil on the whole debt to account for one.
There are many people who say that all religions are the same. And in the end, we will all return to God.
But you have been telling us
that Mohammed Al Salam way, Islam is the only way to salvation.
Could you explain? Well, those who say all the religions are the same, I am ignorant.
And this is among the deviations
within the oma also, because you have a group who are known as the perennialism. who argue perennialism they argue that all these religions are the same. They say, all the religions are like spokes, on a wheel, or like the hub. They're all leading to a lot. So if you're a good Buddhist, we'll make it a good Hindu, Muslim lawmaker. The fact of the matter is, this is not a lie revealed one religion for mankind and that is submission to the will of Allah and others worshiping Him alone, in the way that was described by the prophets of Allah who were sent to guide mankind. All of these other religions have deviated from worshiping Allah, in his unique oneness, and in general do
not follow the ways which was prescribed by the prophet.
I understood that red dress is a Hindu custom.
Why, what effect does this have on Islam?
the point is that this is a religious part of the religious customs of another religion, which is a religion of paganism, worshipping idols etc. When we accept that this is just a part and parcel of it accepting other things
because you don't just stop there, from where they are supposed to park some of the Hindus that diaries are given by the parents of the girl to the guy
lindo captain, if I have all the what they call the bride burning. You know, hundreds of women are set on fire every year in India, because after they have come to the home of their husband, husband starts to demand this and back and things that their parents Thomas and they didn't have they didn't have they didn't get for the solution is to forecast the 13 or gasoline or whatever and set them on fire
and this is 100
Every year, hundreds, and even five among Listen to this.
I mean the guy for Hindus, but still live Muslim to do it because it's also the customs of Muslims in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, for the family of the girl also to give to the boys.
So they suffer from it. This is where I'm learning. There's no end you I've got to add others and in fact we look at the whole life of marriage, you can see the Hindu marriage, right? Almost 100%. So, I mean, these are encroachments on the faith. Marriage is a part of the religious rituals, and they should be done in accordance to the way that proper mom's house elements described.
The Buddha says to have a relationship with a woman without getting married. No.
This is one of the ridiculous stuff.
Has this doubt in their mind?
Look at it. Yes, it is. It is not acceptable.
What about the hubby's with says anyone who innovates something good in Islam will get a reward for that, for everyone who follows and everyone who innovates even Islam will get a curse. For that, Adam says Manson nothingness and happiness detector, whoever innovates
set a way, which is a good way to make them happen. Meaning somebody
sets up an Islamic school years.
There was no Islamic school.
The issue of learning, teaching Islam, whatever this is,
this is all part and parcel of Islam to put it in a in a square building. This is not considered to be innovation. In the religious sense, this is a good thing. And everybody who benefits from it. We're
there, the amount that we have benefited in terms of reward will also be given to the person who set up the first school.
So this is what is the forces here, this is not innovation in the religion.
That innovation, I take the person speaking about
is this an innovation?
I got it when I can't, I didn't have one, you know,
because people pass it to me to keep warm, and you're cold, whether
that means of keeping warm, we don't look at it as innovation per se. It's an innovation in dress. But it is not an innovation in the religion. I don't feel that I have to have it to make prayer. And I guess I have no religious significance.
What about the white wedding dress? So this represents Christian tradition.
What why standardly use for
a wedding in the West is the standard symbol for the dress and wear in a Muslim country. It has become also the custom where people feel that the wedding must be done in a white dress. Then this is also innovation.
This is also innovation. But if one says white, I chose red or any color. Just out of a personal topic that has nothing to do with this is the standard dress that everybody has to get married in, and there's nothing wrong.
bridesmaids and grooms Haram in Islam is the part of Christian tradition in marriage should not be included in Islamic marriage.
or violent as you know, any relationship was new theory of evolution against Islam.
Yeah, the theory as it is understood, to mean that human beings evolved from a common ancestor with the eighth. This is unacceptable.
that there has been some changes physiological changes in human beings as in other creatures around us. No one deny.
But human beings are always human beings. Dogs are always dogs cats will always catch
Islamic School of Law could one follow Mazza Hanafi, Maliki etc. The one our parents follow? Can we consult different
schools of law for different questions at
He answered that earlier. One is not obliged to follow what one says follow. But then a follow whatever is available in terms of knowledge, because, in essence, we all are going to follow somebody, none of us is independent. And we will all depend on scholars who came before for scholars in our lives.
None of us has the ability to go to one and sooner purely our understanding of climate sooner that we can extract everything we need from this,
we will have to depend on the efforts of others.
So, take from what is available.
The salaries of our parents happen to be hierarchies, and we are living in a community where the salaries are from the shop, a school of law. So, from now on,
but we always
look for the evidence.
How can we tackle nationalism when the southern people in high positions
meaning we have people in our party who are nationalistic? Well, all we can do is advise them,
you can only advise them and ask the Lord to change their heart.
And when Allah gives us the opportunity to be in a position of influence, then we have to
act according to what we know is correct.
song is a Nation of Islam in America today.
The Nation of Islam, representing a part of the deviation headed by farrakhan is not very strong and maybe has about 10,000 followers.
But because farrakhan
is promoted by the Jews
who get media time,
pages are so dedicated to
explaining what he's doing and tongue in cheek, sometimes that spinner seeking saving
lives on national television, and always in the newspapers. And who controls the media in the way.
You thought you had a million followers No, 90% of those were, they're a Christian.
It was just, it was a nationalistic thing. It was about black American men to come out and stand up for the family. And that's what the most people don't have nothing to do with Islam.
So time is a non Muslim agent of the devil, who
is very powerful in his speeches, you know, alive, left him with a good song. But he is no doubt an agent of the devil. He was a protege of Malcolm X. He learned his skills under Malcolm X
was Malcolm X Malik Shabazz he, when the truth came to him, he accepted.
And if you look historically, in America, when you, Malcolm X, when he was talking nationalism,
and the teachings of the so called Nation of Islam,
he was on national television, speaking across the campuses, in America newspaper in the media.
When you came back from HUD,
and the reporter met him at the airport, in New York City, Kennedy Airport, and they are gathered around him wanting to get his impressions. And he said to them, I now realize
that this nation of islam, Elijah Muhammad,
and has nothing to do with Islam at all, and that the only solution for the problems of America is true Islam. It says, Thank you, Malcolm.
And Malcolm was blanked out of the media. You never saw him on television after that in the circus until he was assassinated six months later.
That's the reality.
When you were talking naturalism, just like what camera talking for many years.
You got out of prison, I think it was about 1961 or something like that, all the way to 1964 13 years, talking that stuff. Nothing happened. The moment is
that Islam the food plan was the only solution for America that he now be
came a real danger
because he was a powerful spokesman. If he had been given the opportunity to speak about plants, as he had when he was talking nonsense, he would have had a major impact on America.
He was assassinated.
Psychological, Allah bless you all for being here and I hope that the presentation was of benefit from
manual walk me
the most inefficient and the most ethical
the Lord or the World's
Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful
human only worship and you alone we ask for help,
guidance to the
knowing of those on whom You have bestowed Your Grace.
Not the least of those who earn your anger.
more of those who
have it in their head.
Why not if you have hobbies so Madison, Madison, a theologian,
all praises you to align your life Peace and blessings in his life prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
and in order to follow the path of righteousness on children
the topic as introduced
as the deviation of the oma
past and present
we refer to now
asking Allah for guidance
regards to explain what paths are
so often levena and I'm gonna lay
for a law firm you have
arrived in Malibu
and not the path
a road on dealing with your anger.
northern northern part of those words on the face
Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam explained to us
that the mother
and the barn loon
are the questions
we asked a lot.
So he ratted us to the sofa 17 times of the day,
the past which is not the one followed by the Jews,
or the one followed by the Christians.
That is the significant,
requesting that it not be the path followed by the Jews and the Christians.
The significance is that their path represents the path of deviation.
They represent two basic examples of how
following topics before the
Prophet Moses, may God be upon him
and his people represent the
Prophet Jesus knew God's peace be upon him.
And today's Christians,
those who claim to be followers, represents that second group.
Why did you move to each move, because when Allah tells us
to be where
the Jews and the Christians in terms of some actions they have done, when he tells us about them, he is not calling us nearly
to look at them
and say they have deviated
to feel proud that we are Muslim
This is not what he has told us,
about them, for years told us about the Christians and the Jews,
in order that we don't fall into the same traps, which very foul
the true followers of Prophet Moses and Jesus, they got cc on both of them.
One of them
Muslims, who will inherit paradise,
as the true followers of Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam will enter Paradise.
The Jews are referred to as Alma Boogie Allah him.
Logan, whom is a lot of anger, because of the fact that they had knowledge.
They have knowledge, knowledge, of revelation of God's commandments are preserved
to a large degree.
But they don't follow.
The only follow parts and
convenient to them.
Allah says in the planning of the gods to them. I thought Melinda and I said that, but I'm gonna and you command people to righteousness, and you forget yourself.
I put everybody together, because
you believe in a portion of the book. And this believes in a question.
This is all the guides to those who have knowledge. They have the scripture
accepting what is convenient for them and rejecting what is not. This has been historically the practice of
we know from the time of Muhammad from warriors and
when I first was referred to him for judgment were among the Jews. A man and woman had committed adultery.
And they were asking the proper size lm for judgments. And he told them to judge according to the book.
So the rabbi's bought the book and read
and they put their hand over the portion
which would indicate that those who committed adultery will be executed and continue to
However, with the proper
Mangala was a former
Jewish scholar who converted to Islam.
Without the proper amount of Solomon, they were reading caravan to raise their hand and read webs under their hands.
When they read, of course, the law was execution. They were trying to avoid it.
We all will find
in their practice, that they have leaned towards the dunya
they were carrying on business in the synagogue