Embracing Allah’s Names in the Holy Month of Ramadan

Bilal Philips

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So this is how to find the Rename salto Sonata for the look. So I didn't want to go over a couple everyone does that gonna hold on for joining us today.

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before I proceed, I'd like to request that all participants except for Mohammed Carter and Dr. Bill Phillips, turn off the videos and mute their microphones.

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As well all discussions and questions to the speaker can be directed through chat, and inshallah I will be choosing questions for Dr. velocidades. To answer towards the end.

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Okay, so sorry, my name is Imani smile. I'm the president of Georgetown University's Muslim Students Association in Qatar. And it is my pleasure to welcome you all to our virtual discussion entitled embracing a loss of our founders names in the holy month of Ramadan. With our honorable guest, Dr. Bala Phillips. inshallah, he'll speak to us today on the contemplate of aspects of this theme as it applies the blessing month of Ramadan and within these trying times of COVID-19. But before I further introduce our speaker, I would first like to invite Mohammed Carter to for a recitation of the put on on this very topic, followed by a translation of the ayat So, Mohammed Please take it

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away.

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Mina shape on your one g.

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bismil. New man your boy, he

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levy.

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Many

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do

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mean

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can be

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so

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long.

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You said beholder who

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won who won last xizhou on highkey. A

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lot more loudly.

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So the translation of these eyes is

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a ma is he then whom there is no other God, the Sovereign, the Holy One, the source of peace and perfection. The Guardian of faith, the preserver of safety, the Exalted in Might the irresistible, the Supreme glory to a law. Hi is he above the partners they attribute to him. He is a law, the creator, the creator, the evolver the Bestower of forms or colors. To Him belong the Most Beautiful Names, whatever is in the heavens and on earth. All do declare his praises and glory and he is the Exalted in Might the wise

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holding

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back Allah Hi, Muhammad had beautiful recitation. And now it is my great honor to introduce the esteemed ductable assets at Jebel Amina Bella Phillips is a Jamaican Canadian convert to Islam, and a globally renowned Islamic scholar, speaker and author, educated in Medina and reopened Islamic Studies and Islamic theology respectively, then having received his PhD in Islamic theology at the University of Wales in the United Kingdom. His education alone speaks for his dedication to this beautiful Deen after lecturing widely in Saudi Arabia, the UAE Qatar and across the US he founded the Islamic online university has run innumerable Islam TV programs and founded multiple educational

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institutes, including the the undermine Islamic University in Sudan, which is particularly close to my heart. This Ramadan, many including myself have found inspiration and motivation in his daily series in the names of Allah. I've been particularly excited and humbled by the grace of Allah for his blessings in allowing this collaboration to occur. Given that Dr. Philip is among the first few from his lectures, books in quotes, I furthered my Islamic knowledge as I'm sure many of you can relate, for his hard work, persistence and diligence and educating the Muslim Ummah globally. He has received worthy recognition as one of the 500 most influential Muslims worldwide. This is

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To testament to the respect owed to him, may Allah subhanho wa Taala reward him has to be in the dunya and the ASPCA for his efforts and contributions to this theme. Before I pass it on to Dr. Phillips, I just like to reiterate that all participants

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kindly kindly mute your mics and turn off your videos and that all questions should be written in the chat. during the question and answer session towards the end, inshallah, we'll be selecting some questions, and we'll try my hardest to do your best to do justice to your inquiries by selecting the most relevant and popular questions for Dr. Phillips dancer. And I pray Allah guides me this responsibility. Without further ado, I present our venerable guest lecturer Dr. Pillai.

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hamdulillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah, Karim.

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Allah Allah He was Hobie woman is standing there recently at Ely Ahmed Deen, all praises due to a law and realize Peace and blessings beyond his last prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and then all those who follow the path of righteousness until the last day

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I topic this afternoon or evening, night or morning depending on where in the world you are.

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is embracing allows names

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in this month, the month of Ramadan.

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And it is

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particularly relevant, though one might think well

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names of ally in Ramadan, you know, we know about reading Quran we know about Tara we know about the different fasting issues and but Names of Allah.

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The prophet SAW someone say anything about the names of a lion Ramadan. Boy, you didn't. But that's the point is that, you know, when a last month Allah

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defined the purpose and reason for

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fasting, saying la la conducta cone

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in order that perhaps you would develop a consciousness of a law

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that is sufficient to include the names of a law because first and foremost, what are the names of Allah? And why are their names of Allah, why not just the law and leave it at that

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Allah

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gave himself names.

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He which he revealed to us through His last revelation,

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which our brother recited, some of them there.

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And at the same time, he revealed to us others of his names through the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam.

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And that the prophets Allah mentioned other names not found in the Quran

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and

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gave us an understanding of those names.

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And we know as Allah had

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informed his messenger, that there are names of a law which he did not reveal, in any book to any prophet to anybody, but remains with him. Fifi elmen Arabian do in

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with him in his knowledge of the unseen so there are the names.

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Now among the names which we have heard in the Quran,

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exist there in the sun. Now, we know that the prophet SAW Selim also told us in an ally to Saturn with this investment.

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Man, I saw the Hello Jenna, that Allah subhanaw taala has 99 names

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and whoever counts them.

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We'll enter Paradise and some other narrations he mentioned Leia, follow our hudon illa de halogen

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Anyone who memorizes

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protects them guards them

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will enter jamna Enterprise. So,

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there are 99 that people commonly are aware of.

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And there is there are some Hadees mentioned in tirmidhi and without mentioning the 99 a list of 99 names however, that

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collected collection compiled ation that narration is not authentic. So, there are names there like a Rashid, a subwoofer

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and others which are not among the names from the Quran and the Sunnah.

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Right, not authentic, but they're mentioned in the list. And then there are other names which are not found

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in those lists like a rub, alcoholic HELOC idea, these are not in the list, but these are

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in the sunlight and in the Quran. So, the point is that this is just to make you realize that those plaques plaque cards, you know what you can buy which is beautifully framed in you know,

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frame which looks like polished

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gold or gold lettering black background, all the names of their all 99 are there the people hanging their homes,

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small

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people hanging their cars,

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you know and put in different locations under desks,

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etc.

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For the purpose of

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protection from evil,

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no that one those lists that you have are from those that is inauthentic IDs

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and to islamically the use of Anam amulets

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is forbidden. pazarlama said regarding one word, and I'm eloped and told him to get rid of it said if you'd kept it on your hand, you wouldn't have entered paradise.

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It's serious enough that we'll be very careful about what we put on our walls, put in our cars, put on our hands and in the different locations that we trust in you know whether it's the hand of Fatima which has two thumbs

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or whatever other you know, the blue eye which just says protection against the iron and we have some of this stuff floating around our communities, our families, etc. These things should be gotten rid of.

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They're not from a law, they're from shavon.

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So, the point here is that Allah revealed these names

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to His Messenger and in the final book of Revelation and in the books before, but what concerns us is the core

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about which the month of Ramadan was chosen, because of which the month of Ramadan was chosen.

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Childhood Ramadan led wounds interfere, this talks about it in that particular capacity. So we know that the ion has special importance. And people read grant more in Ramadan than at any other time of the year.

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Mashallah, although the prophet SAW Selim didn't instruct it,

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if you do or you don't add his reward in doing so.

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But there is no sin in not doing so.

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But

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the names in the Quran and in this one

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these names of a law were revealed in order for us to know who Allah is

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To know him

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to know who he is.

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Because if we don't know who he is, then we will end up worshipping other than Him, while believing that we're worshipping Him.

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Isn't this what happened to the Christians?

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They're worshipping Jesus, thinking that they're worshiping God.

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But

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Jesus was not God, the Buddhists

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who believe in Buddha as being a reincarnation or manifestation of God, and these worship with these statues and everything else, you know.

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So

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they're believing his God, but in fact, he's not God.

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So, the names of Allah, important to embrace in this month, because the month of Ramadan is a month

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on God on a law.

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That's what the fasting was about. That's what the prayers are about. Why Why did we pray? What's the purpose of the prayer, prayer is to reflect on a law

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remind ourselves to do follow His commands.

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This is the essence that we are communicating with a lot.

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And seeking to do his commands when we're fasting, we're fasting in order to develop that consciousness of God.

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So

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reflection and embracing the names of ally in this month

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is a good

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thought, a good plan, a good course of action,

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beneficial course of action.

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But the key is to know

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how do we embrace the names of Allah?

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Well, we know Allah has told us in the Quran himself, that

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what he learned was marvelous now Fedorov will be

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off verse 180. This is one worth keeping on our wall to remind us not in a form that so small letters are you know put together so intricately we can't even read it No. But as a sign that reminder.

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Law lot has all the beautiful names

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call on Him with them.

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Father, oh behalf Now, how do we call on a laws a lot you know, using it using those names? One the two basic ways that we either call on him asking him for something

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or we call on Him in praise we praise him now some of his names invite

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requests is a love for I'll have

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while calling on him

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Okay.

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So the main the name will tell us

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what we should do in terms of requesting

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another name like Iraq man or Rahim, we know this addresses a laws in place infinite mercy.

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So

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when we need mercy when we're looking for mercy, then we call on the love

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to be merciful with us

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in the various aspects of our lives, where we need that mercy

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and the the other aspect of calling we said

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was one was requesting the other one was praising, you know, is using the names

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which

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there is nothing specific to request. But it is description of a law in his greatness.

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You know, so the name Allah, for example, calling on him, Allahumma Yala, you know, this type of name, calling on him using this name is Praise,

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praise of Allah.

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And praising Allah is very vital for

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maintaining a consciousness of Allah. And that's why Prophet Muhammad wa sallam ha does implement

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the name of law by saying Bismillah, the Basma before, the important things that we have to do in a day, when we get up in the morning, and before we eat our food, before we make will do before we leave the house on leaving the house,

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of you know,

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using a last name, and you know, eating lunch, before lunch, so on and so forth throughout the day, before going into the bathroom, you know, etc, etc. So basically, where you should be constantly mentioning last names, the best Miller Bismillah, before doing things, this is to praise a lot and bring alive a consciousness of a law in our minds.

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I mean, we've all heard this, I mean, this is not something new, I'm not

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bringing from inside of the Sun hidden secrets. No, this is something we've all heard. But the point is that we need to apply it

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all those doors, you know, those words of praise the car, etc. You know, we need to apply them in our lives and apply them in a reflectable way. One, which involves some thought, reflection,

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so that it's not just a ritual.

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I remember when I

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was in the UAE

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had set up a data center there called the Islamic Information Center.

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And we were inviting people of that area to accept Islam and a number of them did. I would take them to the masjid we are in Masjid close by. and let them pray immediately get to get into prayer because sometimes people delay teaching new Muslims prayer. And that's not good. I mean, I've met people one year, two years that said, we're still trying to learn the prayers.

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Prayer is

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an immediate necessity after accepting Islam. That's the next big one.

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So Allah. So what we would do is give them Shahada there, sit down after this because this is after explaining things to them, then we will teach them how to make will do take them to the master, teach them how to make will do and let them pray the next prayer.

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In congregation, of course, they don't know what to say what to do. They pray in between us who are, you know, the Muslim

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management of the center? And they just follow and do what we do. Okay, that's initially that's

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what they can do. You can expect them to know what they have in you know, five minutes, an hour. For a lot of them. Okay, maybe for an hour, a lot of people could learn fancy habit. Learning how that's just learning to say the Arabic words. Anyway, point is that I remember on one occasion, I had taken a group and accepted Islam, about eight or nine of them and prayed together after the prayer, you know, sat there, and

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then we sat in a circle. I brought them all together, we sat in a circle, and I asked them, you know, what are your observations? You know, do you find difficulty with the prayer anything?

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One person said everything was fine, but you know, I was wondering well, what what what happens? I see

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You know, when bear is over, that people, you know, they start to as if they're getting, you know, Parkinson's disease or something their hands start to shake

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shaking like this

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Hmm, ah, actually, what they're supposed to be doing is remembering Allah Subhana Allah, while hamdu Lillah wa Lai La la la, la walk, borrow whatever they're supposed to be, that's what they're supposed to be doing. So

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the problem was, people are doing it so fast.

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And even those who are making those of God, they're, they're saying it so fast.

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Smart bla

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bla bla bla

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bla, this is actually, you know, an affront to Allah, we think we're making liquor remembering Allah. But we are, you know,

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from those who use the hidden a fee as my law

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we are distorting allows names. So the hammer law becomes Paulo

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Alhamdulillah becomes handled

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a lot better becomes

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our the villa, imagine somebody Your name is Fatima, and they call me Padma. You're not gonna like it.

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Come on, you wouldn't appreciate anybody distorting your name in his fashion. So similarly, similarly.

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This is the least amount of respect that we can give to a law that we can protect his names, and call him how he called himself.

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So, of course, I clarified it for the people have the law they understood and you know, but it's something that just stuck in my head. So whenever I get the chance, in different

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venues, I remind people of this because this is such a widespread disease. I found it everywhere in the oma

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everywhere. Anyway. So the point is that, further Oh, who behind so call a law using the names. Now, we do so by There are two ways we said to do it. One was by

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praising him to by asking him

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now there's a third way for application of last names. And that is where the name contains attributes, characteristics, etc. which we as human beings can take on embrace and make it a part of our personality and our way that we should do that.

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So the name of rock man, for example, that we mentioned earlier,

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which involves being merciful. And that's something we can do.

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Like the name, I'll call it, okay, this one, we can do that. No, we are not creators, we cannot create anything from nothing. Because that's the true creator. There are manipulators that we call creators also, you know, he created a statue. No, he didn't create the statue, he just manipulated that piece of stone or whatever, to create, you know, a form.

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That's what we do we manipulate what's already here, we don't create from nothing. That's

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so that's not an appropriate name. Holic is not an appropriate name for human beings. The body similar

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are the names that involve things that only a law can do.

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Also the name of law, we don't take that name for ourselves. You know, people who are Christians, for example, believe that Jesus God didn't take the name of Jesus not a problem.

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Even though it's the name of God, according to them.

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Right.

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I don't know too many by the name of God. I mean, I think people are a little shy to take that one on. But Jesus, yeah. Well for us

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Those names then where a law says He is merciful, is All Merciful is most merciful.

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We try to apply mercy in our lives, we can be merciful.

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And the boss I sent him I said, Man, liar, ham, liar have one who doesn't show mercy to others will not find mercy from Allah.

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So, it that is a characteristic that is one of the names, whose

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attributes can be on a limited human level be adopted. So, where we have attributes of that nature, we adopt them, and we

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live in accordance with them.

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The second principle in terms of application is that, where the names are inapplicable, then, we

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affirm these attributes these names to law alone, and we reject

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any attempt by human beings to take on these names for themselves.

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That is application,

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we affirm, that becomes the praise that we spoke about earlier, we affirm that this only belongs to Allah Subhana Allah.

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So,

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this name, a law unique to Allah,

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the name and body also number of scholars like NumPy m said, this is only to be used with a lot

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generally help the originator

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originated things. So, it's not to be given to human beings, but at the same time the originator creator,

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we affirm that for a lot.

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And in doing so,

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we reject for example, the claim that we are here by

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accident.

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Right? That is the atheist argument,

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or thought or belief. We are here by accident

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and explosion, the Big Bang

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created all of this, all that we're here now, in

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the Big Bang.

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Nature

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created us, we reject that.

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Because this explosion came from something

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there was something there to explode on where did that come from? Well, we don't know.

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It was always there.

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So,

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our belief in the law of being the creator rejects this No, this was all created by a law

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we affirm that

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and

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we reject the atheist argument of accident.

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Similarly,

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other names of a law

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like algebra bar, for example,

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algebra bar, which means the compeller, the one who compels forces,

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in some contexts, for human beings a bad thing

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for a lot, it means that whatever he wishes, his creation, his

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in his creation, whatever he wishes will take place and

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nothing can resist him if he chooses, he designs decides that this has to take place, he can make it happen.

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We are not on that level but on our own level where we become Jabbar actually, you know, Allah condemned that

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alive and told the process on them.

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Know that we didn't send you

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to communicate with the people as a junk bar, you know, as an arrogant

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force full individual forcing people to do what they don't care. That's not how he was sent. He was sent with the best of

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character in the my boys to do tomorrow.

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He said I was only sent to perfect for you the highest of moral character.

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That was his job not to compel in the Galatia demon, you can guide who you wish you cannot force people.

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So I will talk about his deathbed though the process of them was trying his hardest trying to force him to say I learned a lot.

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He didn't.

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You couldn't make him say it.

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That's not for us. It's recognizing, recognizing that Allah is Allah Jabbar is recognizing that nothing takes place in this creation,

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that he did not will.

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He is in control of everything.

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So, in believing that, then we we applied to terms of our own faith, by accepting that

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what a law wishes is, and what he doesn't wish is not

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our sixth pillar of faith.

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Other

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other law bhamashah

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we have to accept.

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So whatever that we're faced with in life, this is Byelaws decision. This should give us a sense of

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calm, patience and

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acceptance and comfort

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in knowing that it is as a law wished. Now what we have to do with the situation which a lot of wishes now should be in accordance with the Sharia. Because we can't deal with a circumstance that doesn't justify us going against the Sharia, breaking the law, doing anything that we can to escape from the situation No.

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So,

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we implement the various names in accordance with what is relevant to us, as it relates to us cetera, and

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what is unique to allow we praise the law with it.

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And there is always a

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aspect of the name which requires us to at least

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affirm a laws uniqueness, Colorado law had a law is uniquely one, he and his attributes are unique to him.

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So, we embrace

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the names

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as a means of action courses of action

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that we may follow

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for ourself, what we want to do

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in these 30 days,

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try to apply each and every one of our laws, 99 names or 30 names that we can reflect on for this month, and try to make them a part of our character.

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And as a nother reminder,

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because

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a law has it all has also

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given us the Quran in this month, that as I spoke about

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actions, x, which we attribute to Islam, but which are merely cultural

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do's and don'ts.

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We need to get to

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The bottom of these and worship Allah in this month, as he deserves to be worshipped.

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So the Quran

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the main source for the names of Allah, the Quran should be read

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in a way that we maximize our understanding.

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That's what's required in this month. Yes, problems are seldom completed the

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last round of his life, he did it twice, just once was the norm. That's why he did it twice. Yes, he did that.

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But he didn't tell anybody else to do it.

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Majority of the Sahaba didn't do it. Because a majority of them have not memorized the Quran.

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So know that this is not a goal in and of itself. hutmacher is not Ramadan is not a goal in and of itself, although people have made it a goal and given it special.

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At the end of the first week, I had people

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sending messages to me saying I completed the first my first Quran

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I plan to do two or three more before the end of Ramadan.

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I said Mashallah. But did you understand what you read?

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That's the question. Did you understand what you read?

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Because if you didn't understand, and you were just mumbling, letters and sounds.

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believe that that's not

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reading the graph.

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That's not reading the crime. Reading the grime means reading it with understanding.

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It's, it would have been unthinkable for the Sahaba.

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To know that we, today, most Muslims, read the Quran, and don't understand what the lie is saying in it at all.

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It would be unthinkable that a time would come

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when Muslims would reach that low.

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And it's been that way for many, many, many generations.

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It's time for change.

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It's time to embrace the Koran and the laws names.

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As a

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methodology

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for living our lives,

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in accordance with revelation.

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This is the value

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that is specifically in the graph.

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which contains a lot of names. Have we understood them, we embrace them by praising the law with them, requesting from Allah what they encourage us to request living in accordance with them.

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Where possible.

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This is

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embracing allows names in blah, blah, blah.

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So I hope that this brief talk

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has stimulated your gray matter that's in your brain, your brain stimulated,

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caused you to reflect to think,

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to question

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to try to do it the right way.

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If it has Alhamdulillah

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I asked a lot to give me the full reward

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for your having benefited.

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If it hasn't, I pray to Allah that He would guide you to that reality and that you would reach there someday, sometime.

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So that is the essence of the thoughts that I wanted to share with you today.

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Students of Georgetown University

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in Qatar.

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Biological,

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as I live in Qatar also perhaps after COVID-19 and

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of the country right now, we may get a chance to meet and share and discuss further

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the some of the thoughts which I expressed to you

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today.

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So, sister a man, would you like to shift over to questions?

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You're welcome.

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Dr. Phillips, you've given us a lot to reflect on. And I know myself, I'm going to have to rewatch this recording, because there's so much that so much beneficial information from the level that I would like to reflect on that I would like to go back to and, and continue to understand so it is very much thank you for joining us today, and it's all laughter COVID-19 maybe we will meet in person, maybe you'll be able to join us on our campus inshallah. So as mentioned before, if anyone has any questions, feel free to

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put them into the chat, and then I will be choosing them, depending on how many there are, if there aren't that many questions, and inshallah we can answer all of them. But please do direct your questions to the chat. And so to begin, Dr. hooks, we do have we received one question from Jason, he's asked you to please discuss the creation of the VIN, as they were created before the gin. And as they were mentioned in the Torah

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the creation of the gin, the Ben Ben, they were the creation prior to the gym, and they were mentioned in the title Well,

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to be honest, I don't know anything about the bid nothing. The bid is you know, find out a folklore This is not published fact in this and now you know if you go into the Torah that yes, you can find in a number of other

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mentions and you know, that we don't we don't use that as a source of knowledge. It may be verification meaning that it's in the grand Oh, it's also in the Torah hamdulillah that the Quran verifies what's there, but we don't use that as a primary source of knowledge. So the been Finn Qin Lin

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will leave them to the

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like to tell stories

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Yes, that's great. Okay. Executive had another question we've received from Salomon.

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If you could please discuss whether or not we should be making Doss rather profits and how we can structure the law

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particularly for all the profits, but I believe a question I had was how do you structure do I in general, so I think if you could answer both of those that'd be great. inshallah.

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How to structure

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I mean, this is according to the either we're taking direct

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statements which allows us lm tortoise, you know, it's something direct.

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In which case, the DA is

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Excuse me.

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You want to join us?

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Hi.

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Excuse me.

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All right. Um, the law Sorry about that. Um, you were mentioning about the DA

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and how do we make da the DA we either take drugs which were given to us by the province or US alone, you know, where he taught us some of them using a law's name etc. Like you know, when we make dua and we use a last name Salaam Salaam Mika Salaam to Baraka Jalali welcome so this is the two hours about us, Allah gave us as a doula by remembering a lot thicker, right?

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Or the dodo

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is the doula which you know, we create from ourselves, you know, like, people for example, making toe off. We have a motto with who takes the people around and he's got a book and is reading from a book or you memorize it and everybody's just repeating the do as after we after, this is not a way of

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the way I've do eyes that that do, I should confirm yourself because a lot of

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It's not dependent on Arabic who's speaking your own language in the language that, you know, you communicate best in. And you can use the ones which are seldom gave, or ones with some of the Sahaba use etc. I mean, or anybody, you know. So, the main point is that

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if we can use a last name, you know, let's say for example, you know,

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we are one exam people, hopefully around exam time many students contact me and ask me, can you give us a, a, a vicar or something? You know, what the farm different names

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you know, that I can say to pass

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you can make any do I? Yeah, buddy. You know, the one Able to do all things

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helped me to pass this exam. But I always tell them that you know, of course, if you have not done your part,

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you didn't study you didn't review you didn't prepare etc. are you just looking for this magical do I just have to say it and boom, you've passed? This is nonsense. Islam doesn't work in that realm. You know, it works in the real world. Real life. I seldom said to the man who had come in the masjid left his camel outside remembered after he came in, he didn't tie him up, you know? And he was in doubt should exist going to the province outside of them, you know, and trust him a lot or should he go back outside to come Come on and come back in and sit with it?

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And the boss told him what I couldn't

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go tie a camel then just in a law Come on in you know, this is this is how we operate with Hazel

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action and reactions you know, consequences of what our deeds are, etc. We have to be aware of it we don't ask for the impossible.

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You know, we don't ask a lot to give us children and we didn't get married yet. You know a lot give me you know so many kids and say Hey, brother, you didn't get married, you get my Oscar love to help you get married first. After that, and focus on your kids. So, yeah,

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absolutely. Do your best and and then rely upon a love because you have to do everything in our own ability. There was another facet to that question, which was Do we have to make the offer all the profits?

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No, you make do offer all of the loss features you can, but you have to make do out for the profits?

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Not specifically

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the people of those profits made to offer them. prognosis Allah made for them. You know, they have

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you know, they've been accepted by Allah, they among the people of paradise.

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So shala video make the draft for those who really needed people haven't got there have not reached that level, have not been chosen by laws. medalla. Yeah.

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There was this next polling question was if you could elaborate on the understanding, and how we understand the color and the destiny that Allah has provided to us, especially in times of hardship, and and understanding the law in the light of His names, with regard to the father of a law.

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Well,

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to keep it simple,

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that

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Allah knows best for what's best for us. He is a lolly.

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He has that

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complete and comprehensive, all encompassing knowledge of past present future. It's not.

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He's not bound by time. So he has already based on our choices, he has already defined the course for each and every one of our lives.

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But they are based on our course our choices. And

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ally is not forcing us to make the choice that he wants. He has given us the opportunity to choose. And the fact that he knows what our choice is going to be doesn't mean is making us choose what he knows

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Yes, it's true. We can't but choose what he knows.

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But it's still our choice.

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This is the point. You know, for some people, that's so mind boggling that, you know, it just tears up their heads, you know, some of them even leave Islam on the basis of this trying to get into the depths of other. You know, that's why a lot said, you know, through His Messenger, that we should not reflect on a law in the sense of how a lot does this and how he does that it's better for us to reflect on

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his creation, what he has done, etc.

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Allow law instead. So this is the proper way. Otherwise, we just say, we know we have a choice to do or not do. And we know Allah knows everything. So is already understood or known what choices you're gonna make.

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That's it.

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And in light of this,

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sorry, go ahead. You're another point. Was Was there another point in that question? I think there was another?

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Oh, yes. Just understanding it in light of last names. But there's another question, I think which ties in nicely to this part of it is, in the heads of the prophets of law, they said the mother has, it says that a law has 99 names will recount them will enter Paradise. And the question is, are there only 99 names of a law? And what is meant by counting them? Is just saying them will in and of itself give entrance to?

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Yeah, we know, common sense. Common sense tells us that if a non Muslim who doesn't believe in a lot, just goes and rattles off the 99 names is one agenda?

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Of course not. We all know that. This is the if you have any doubt about that, then, you know, your understanding of the deen and the decisions and judgment and all this is all messed up. No, I'm just saying those names, even as a non Muslim, even if you are a Muslim,

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just saying those names is not going to put you in jail.

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scholars were unanimous on that.

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You know, they explained what is what is meant by, you know, counting in the sense, it is counting in the sense of understanding their ins and outs,

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the names, understanding their ins and outs if you

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understood the ins and outs of 99 of the laws names. And we said before in my presentation, that you know the names are not limited to 99 but it's just 99 out of however many you know some scholars counted 1000 you know, names from the Quran and from the sun. Of course, we're not talking about names we're making up with our own heads.

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But names which are authentically in the Quran and Sunnah.

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So the point here is that,

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you know, what is meant by a saw ha, you know, they said, it has to do with knowing the name and knowing first the meaning of the name.

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What does it mean? If you don't even know what the name means? What is your learning this name going to do for you?

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It's not magic. Not this is not a magical kind of those 99. All you got to do is focus on those 99 memorize them and you can do anything else you want with your life. You know, however, you can drink smoke, you can, you know, whatever. Still kill, but you memorize the 99

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agenda. I

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know the dean is not like that. That's the fake deal. Yeah, there's a fake Dean which teaches that type of information. But

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what this means is, you understand the meaning and

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you act on the meaning

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with yourself, where it's relevant with a law where it's relevant. You call them a law, using them as a line strategy.

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All of that is included those names which are specific to a law, you make sure it's given only to a law. You don't give it to anybody else. You don't give the meanings of those names to anybody else. So it's about the other narration because see when you just take one narration, but I saw how it seems it says count. You know,

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this is, you know, statistics you counting numbers, but there's the one which also said, Leia follow Ha.

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Leia follow I use the term

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again,

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what does it mean? Does it mean just memorizing the names again, we said no, the counselor could memorize the names, somebody who has no means understanding could memorize it, and it's not going to do anything for them, it will not take them to gender

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scholars explained as the air This is guiding them because half is guard

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guards, protects you protect their home, protect them by not having them used in a distorted way.

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In a an incorrect way to use this is amulets, or you know, magical potions and

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you protect them by knowing their meanings.

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By applying them to a law and applying them to yourself living in accordance with them, you have projected them.

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Okay, the next question is if you could elaborate on the day of judgment and what it will be like according to sources of Islamic knowledge.

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what it would be like for what, what? So that just elaborating on the day of judgment and its characteristics, what what it would be like what we are told we will experience

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that's another lecture

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of itself, the day of judgment, you're gonna go on YouTube, inshallah, you know, so there's some, some brothers or scholars out there or have done some beautiful lectures on the Day of Judgment, you know, giving you, you know, detail step by step. That's another lecture. I think the only thing I would like to say, you know, about their judgement is an important issue. Because, you know, my concern is always dialogue and understanding Islam, sharing it with others. Now, from a dour perspective, the day of judgment.

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What about the people who never got the message? There are people on earth right today, you can go in the middle of the Amazon, you know, in Brazil, you can go in, to in places in

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Indonesia, Borneo, places where people have never heard about Islam at all generations, as far as we know.

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In

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the North Pole amongst the Eskimos, you know, people No, no messenger, no, buddy guide Islam to them.

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Or what about babies die?

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What about the retarded, couldn't didn't have the understanding, you could explain all this Lamu on to them. They couldn't understand what you're talking about.

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senile somebody is, in a level of senility. When Islam came to him, his brain was gone.

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couldn't understand the message? What about all these people

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on the day of judgment?

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This is what's important.

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We have an answer.

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for Christians, they have no answer. What about the people who never heard about Jesus way before Jesus? Because they say to be saved, you have to

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accept Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, so that when you're saved, you're going to buy that finish accepted. What if you never heard about him, then what?

01:04:34--> 01:04:36

Well, God knows best.

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That's it. Well, prophesize lm explained that for all those people, those categories of people who couldn't understand didn't get the message etc. They call them

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on the Day of Judgment. They will be raised together. separate from the rest of us who got the message. They will be raised together.

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And you'll be given their full faculties and everything you know in the prime of their youth will be brought.

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And as they are raised, there will be before them a wall of fire.

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And out of that wall of fire, a messenger will come to them, and he will explain to them about a law. So he'd know

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right and wrong, everything, the full message is given to them. Afterwards, he will tell them,

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he will instruct them to enter the bar, which he gave to him.

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And the people will start walking towards the wall of fire, and then the fire will flare up and

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most of them will back off. But some of them will keep walking in, they walk into the fire and they just disintegrate.

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Then the fire will calm down, then the group that remains, we'll walk again forward to try to go in.

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The fire flame flares up again.

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Few of them walk through disintegrate. And this process will continue until nobody walks, they all just stand there.

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At that point, the process, Elon said,

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Those who entered the fire will go on to paradise. And

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those who refused,

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will go to hell.

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Those who went into the fire, or those who had the message come to them, and they had their full faculties or whatever, they would have accepted it.

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And those who stood back and refuse to go into the fire, they are those who had the message come to them in its full form and fully explained to them, they would have rejected it.

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So

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omaka nam was Amina Hatton, abathur Rasulullah, as the law said, the grad will not punish anyone until messenger.

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Pamela slam really does have answers for everything.

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The next question, I believe that would be nice to answer with regards to

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Ramadan is that it's been said that Ramadan is divided into 310s. The first 10 days are for mercy, the second 10 days for protection from the Hellfire and the third 10 days for forgiveness. And the question I was wondering, is this authentic,

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not authentic.

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It's not authentic.

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And widespread, commonly quoted, but not authentic.

01:08:11--> 01:08:11

Okay.

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And if I might interject, if the audience can forgive me, I have a question of my own. Also regarding the authenticity of innovations or other how to approach those with items of the DA, as you mentioned earlier, the blue eye to protect from the eye in in the hand of Fatima. So when you are in a community or with people that do believe in these pieces of the DA, how do you peacefully instruct against the use, without insulting they use their the user arousing anger?

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Well, it depends on the circumstance that you have, you know, if you're just meeting the person one time, and that's it, they're on an airplane, or they're in an airport, you met each other for a minute, you're only going to be there, you know, or it's somebody who you're going to be living with, they're your neighbor, they're around, you have time to sit with them, talk to them expensive, etc. You know, you have to

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modify your downloa according to your circumstance. So the one who was, you know, passing by, you've only only have a few minutes with them. I mean, there may be other things more important than that. Right? So you have to wait, what is there, the person may not be wearing his job, you know, the person.

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Maybe do it so many other things that they could be doing, you know, they don't they're not praying when the time that there's time for prayer, they didn't prayer, you know, so you always need to prioritize. So now if after you've done all of that, on the one hand, the 40 makeup becomes priority. Now. She's wearing

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In a chain with the hand up for optimized gold, or a bracelet, you know what they call a charm bracelet. You know, you got the 140 mike got the blue eye, you got a few other things on there, right? So now you're in that situation.

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And that situation you advisor, you know, my sister

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the province wa sallam had informed us that we should not take amulets, you know, wearing any objects, any artifacts, which we would use to prevent evil and bring us good, this is a lot, we turned to a lion prayer and asked him for the good, because he can bring the good for us ask him to prevent evil, he can move the evil away from us. So you tell them, they're you know, because that's all the time you have to give them a piece of advice, it's better not to let them walk away without saying having said anything, if you have the chance, you know, so, like that, but if they are your neighbor, then you may do it gradually, you may try to introduce them to some of the Hadith of the

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Prophet salon, you know, that this happened that happened. And you know, what he said to people were wearing these things and so and so, and you know, why? Why is, you know, then you go into more detail with them. So always, you know, Dawa. When you're giving away or trying to help others guide them, you have to think like a doctor.

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The doctor has to first understand, you know, his patient or her patient. And then they have to give them the medicine which is appropriate to their circumstance, you know, you're on the battlefield. You know, how are you going to deal with medical issues, there's different from how you're going to deal in the city, where everything is okay. And all you have to be prepared to modify your approach in order to deal with the spiritual illness that you find.

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Okay, just, before we go on to the next question, I just want to announce that I understand we're all in different geographical locations. So if anyone has to go, as far as approaching, please feel free to leave, inshallah, this will be this video will be uploaded. In the meantime, Dr. Phillips has very kindly agreed to take questions up until 626 30. inshallah

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the so the next question, I believe, would be very nice to adjust his interview, Dr. Butler, how can one react to those Muslims who, who find a very negative things to say against some of the most famous scholars without any valid proof. So personally, this individual didn't see her, for those who don't listen and keeps a distance away. But believes that that may be mentally dangerous. So is, could you please advise as to what one should do when they are faced with individuals who show a lot of hatred towards certain Islamic scholars.

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Of course, you know, whenever we hear people speaking ill of others,

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whether they're scholars, or whether their classmates, whether their neighbors, whatever, you know, we should advise them not to,

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we should, you know, advise people that

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as Ross I sent him, I said,

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Whoever believes in on the last day polyalkylene hair only as I will speak good, or better to be silent, in the time when we may warn people or tell people these things is where there is danger, you know, where you have to, person may fall into danger as a result of it. But

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we have to get away from the attacks that are common out there, you know, attacking this color and that color and people judging you by the scholars that you follow, and, you know, these other kinds of things, you know, which which tend to lead to extremist behavior, you know, not wanting to talk to people not wanting to be around those people. And so, you know, we are one woman and you know, some some things you may have to tolerate.

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We don't

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necessarily have to fight and tackle each and everything that comes up. But what's important, it has to do with the dean the basics, etc, then we should try to correct and advise where you know,

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Where are we know that people are willing to hear us? You know, we generally try to push ourselves and other people again, you know that it will backfire. So my advice is not to try to take that moderate middle path.

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give credit to where credit is due.

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Though people may have some mistakes here and there, we all have mistakes, you know, before you

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eager to point out somebody else's mistake, you know, what about yourself? How are you handling?

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You know, your own Dean, and your own garter, etc?

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Yeah, absolutely. And there's another question that is related to how one can advise especially when there is resistance. So, one of the questions that I received is that the this questioner, this individual has a family member who is a practicing Muslim, but and is married, but on the side of her husband, they believes in, they believe in shrines and amulets. And when she has attempted to advise her husband, she's been and tell him that these things are sinful. He did not, he did not appreciate that advice and, and claim that she was being disrespectful to his parents. And this question, I was wondering how can you guide one, in a situation that's as difficult as this

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and circumstances like that, you know, your own husband is doing it, you know,

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then you then you have to be as direct as you can

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guides to the families etc, he tried to be more indirect, such a person, I would say, try to invite them to lectures of scholars who are available in their area, you know, who are clear on these points, you know, and it can help them to grow, because maybe the same person that you're speaking of, you know, maybe she, initially her family was doing it, and then they got out of it, that touch usually happens, you know, in many cases, you know, and as it took time, for you and your family to grow out and realize what was wrong with you, you have to also be patient, you know, with your husband, because, you know, it may take him time also, maybe it takes more time than you you know,

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so you have to be prepared to work with him, you know, all the way down the line, because what tends to happen is that for people who have come to this realization is that, you know, it took them years, if you think back, it took them years to get to where they are, but they want the other people to change overnight. And tomorrow I want you to be doing.

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But you know, this is not realistic, you know, we tend to and it's human nature, that, you know, we want things to change immediately, as soon as we realize what's wrong, want everybody to know what's wrong and stop doing the wrong thing right now. But that's just now not how people are, it takes time, you have to be patient, you have to be willing to take things gradually and allow people a chance to understand and make those decisions themselves.

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Yeah. Okay. The next question is particularly sensitive, but also very relevant. The question asked, so, their father passed away in a day when they Adagio and May Allah grant them dinner. And the question was wondering what should be done for their father and how can to ensure that their father gets it gets increased.

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So,

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they can give

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in their name on their behalf, they can do Hajin hombre for them, you know you can do for others, and also the law give the reward to them.

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And any other kind of long lasting good especially you know, where one publishes a book, you know, which is beneficial to Muslims, distributed freely.

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One builds on my dresser

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builds a Masjid, whatever any of these things, righteous deeds, which especially as I said, long lasting ones, you know, which will benefit them over time. As long as they exist, they will continue to benefit them. These things can be done

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absolutely any form of silica Dahlia under their name.

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The next question is going back to the names of the law. People use the name of thought during adversity is that the the name of a star is that the only name of a law that is mentioned in the Quran or center

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for,

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you know,

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this is used

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for adversity, you know, for adversity, so many of the names can be used, it's not the only name, you know, but I setar one who, who shields, you know, blocks

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hiding for, you know, our, our mistakes, our errors, etc, you know, asking a lot not to hold us to account because what you're doing is, you know, you've done something and you're asked a lot to shield you from the evil that this may bring? You know, you can you can do that with a local farmer also, to carry that same meaning to forgive you, you know, in that context. So yes, it is not.

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It's not the only name, there are many names that can be called on for the same purpose.

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Okay.

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Perhaps the next question is that you could address this by this from sideline in many countries, do they call themselves Muslim countries? Is it valid to be kedusha? To them, especially for our brothers and sisters from countries governed by oppression? Or who promote her own ways of life?

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I didn't get the question. Exactly. Yeah.

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That question, I'll just I'll repeat it. So the question asked that many countries today call themselves Muslim countries, is it valid to make heads out to them, especially for our brothers and sisters governed by oppression?

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If if the country is governed by oppression,

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but they claim to be, well, you know,

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it's legitimate to make it where they're, if your situation is worse,

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you know, so I mean, you may not find the perfect Muslim country today, you know, anywhere, but

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you go to the one, which is

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the closest, with the least deviance or at least error or whatever in their practice. And you go from good to better.

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You know, if you go to one place and you find, okay, you settled in, and oh, found things you didn't even know are there. It's not so but then there's another country where it is better, they don't have those. So you can move there, you know, the fact that you make it to one place doesn't mean what you've done that you, you, you're bound to stay there, you know, you can shift and

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shift Shafi, you know, the way he was from Egypt. He studied with Mr. Malik in, in Medina, and then he went to Yemen, and then from Yemen, he went to Baghdad, he went to Iraq, you know, and then from there, he went to Egypt. So, I mean, moving that had been the Sunnah of people making his way out to different locations had been the sooner you know, from the time of the Prophet masala people made his way to Abuja, you know, and it was good for a time when things got better in Medina, then they made it through there. So, you know, hijra is not a fixed necessarily a fixed decision, you go one place, and that's it. No, you may go there, find it better somewhere else, you go there, because you

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should always try to be in the best circumstance for your deal. Unless you're engaged in certain professions or whatever, which is beneficial wherever you go.

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And then the next question, I think, in regards to travel, is is it permissible for a single girl to travel and live alone in another country for the sake of her studies?

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Well, it depends. If she's taken there by her Mahajan, those from our family,

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who can look out for her take her there and

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leave her or you know, the issue of plane travel, you know, which is only a few hours now, is it a question of distance or time

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if they if she travels in a safe group, we know some scholars hold that that is also legitimate.

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The necessity of that travel,

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that is to get

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knowledge which is essential to the country to the community to, and, and she travels to get it and bring it back, you know, those kind of circumstances, you know, exceptions are made for travel and how they travel. So

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each situation has to be judged, really and looked at separately independently, you know, because if, in general we can say, if the person can get, especially as it gets, the females are talking about, right, so females can get this knowledge in the country they're in, then it's better for them than to go

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abroad, in general. But, as I said, by looking into the specifics, you know, it might be that there is specialized knowledge there, you know, where you can, you can specialize in a particular field as the general field, but there's specialized knowledge which goes, taking back to your country will benefit the country, considerably. So these matters, you know, would be looked at, in the individual cases, though, in general, the Sharia discourages women from traveling alone, for journeys, which exceed 24 hours, especially, and, and beyond,

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on their own. But if the person is somebody who, for example, accepted Islam, she accepted Islam, she's in a country, which is amongst non Muslim, she has no Muharram to travel with her. But she knew she stayed there. Now. She goes ahead travels, even that circumstance.

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And another question on the same string is one female who has been admitted to university and is only in her class only consists of male students, then how how will she be guided us to interact with those she has to work with?

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them again, please? Yeah, so this, this sister is asking the question that she's in a university and she is the only female student and amongst a majority male class, she's wondering how can she be guided as to how to interact with these students when they're required to work together?

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You know, we know that

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Islam has guidelines, general guidelines in terms of how decorum one should carry oneself, and she sticks to those, you know, don't get in to unnecessary conversations,

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which are leading

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where they're leading to harm if you try to cut things if you know that things are heading down the wrong channel, avoided, you know,

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what, again, I would I would say is that if you're in a profession, where everybody is male, and you're the only female you have to question yourself, Why are you in that profession is that a profession which is normally men do this is men This is the one that men specializations. And if that's the case, there's better you need to be there. Go and take one which is more female oriented more that you'll be comfortable with, etc, you're not put yourself in that thing.

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You don't have to be a fighter pilot. You don't have to drive a tank. You don't have to, you know,

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so many other fields, which are,

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you know, mechanical engineering, you know, whatever, you're going to be building buildings, you know, this is all 90% men.

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Right.

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And the Okay, so the next question unrelated, is regarding the,

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the religious perspective on music. This questioner said that there was one headache pertaining to music instruments being haraam. However, there are other headaches with the prophets, a lot of sentiment, a lot of music to be played in weddings. And so they were just wondering if there could be clear further clarification on what is the Islamic stance on music?

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Well, you know, what the process seldom

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promoted, encouraged, supported, was the Duff as a musical interest instrument, the Duff, you know, the drum, meeting our job and so what

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is in that category that is obviously we know that has gotten the seal of approval from Brockman. Now, some people will try to say, Well, okay, it's only that little Duff, this special one, which is like this and that and that that's what was available. And abrazos, Alamo kid, Duff, you know, other places we call it a drum may call it or whatever, but it's, it's the same thing you know, it just gives you a sound book.

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Okay, it's not a musical instrument. Now if you get a drum like that the ones in India, you know, where they have this strings on the on the, on the leather, and they, they manipulate them. So it's making sounds, you know, and music making music,

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then no, that becomes forbidden, you know, and, you know, allows if you know, in which the browser Sallam said would, you know, be in common usage in the days to come times to come when people deviate, etc. You know, it's known as wind and stringed instrument, this is how they normally describe them wind and stringed instruments, it's a fluid, you know, string is a guitar, it's these ones that are purely producing music

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and synthesizers which produce the same sounds but electronically, so because the issue is not the instrument itself, but the sound that it produces. So the wind and stringed instruments and their ilk, those that are similar to them. These have been prohibited by the prophet SAW them. Whereas the other things if you're clapping your hand, you know, are you're you're beating your leg Are you are, you know, hitting the table, or you are hitting spoons together, whatever, it's not producing music, it's just a beat, that is producing some, you know, a rhythm. That's all it's producing is a rhythm, then those are okay.

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In my view, okay. Somebody would say no, no, it's just enough. Okay? That's because that's what the process specifically told the people okay, go beat enough. When abubaker you know, chase the girl, the way that we're teaching the lovelies and on them, do it Go ahead, have the marriage and be tough, but that was not a limiting

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instruction.

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He given an example of what could be used and he spoke against wind and stringed instruments. So therefore, what is not windows stringed or electronically producing the similar sound?

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is okay, what is in that category? Which was specifically, you know, does it in general, you know, the halau is white.

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The Haram is narrow, you know, so that that's how it is in the deen, you know, though, the things that are forbidden for us of all the drinks that are forbidden, you know, and, and all the genes that are available, the forbidden drinks are narrow, narrow, you know, foods we can eat wide, hello, haram narrow, always the forbidden area has that tree, the one tree with the fruit that the law said don't eat, right? Of course, shaytan is always going to be there to try to get us to partake of it. But that's in general how it is. So similarly, when it comes to music, musical instruments, etc. The Forbidden area is narrow. The permissible area in terms of produces all the beats and everything.

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That's why we don't need to try to make everything constricted, shall

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we the next question, when one question, I was wondering how they can be guided to be closer to Allah. And I think a question related to that is also what are the best to ask ask Allah for success.

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In terms of the first question, which was

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how to get closer to Allah, obviously, we're closest to Allah Institute. So it means that as much as we can make subdued in Salah that is Salah primary, we should make as much as possible. You know,

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as much as was the tried advice by the prophet SAW Selim, we try to do as much of that as possible.

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At the same time, so Judo also includes. So Judah sugar,

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this was the practice of the province of Salaam, it's dead amongst many Muslims today. But we can revive that, whenever good news comes to you cetera, makes a Jude. So do the sugar doesn't require Voodoo, it doesn't require facing the GABA, it doesn't require a job, you can just make it as you are listening, I'm gonna do it naked, but you know, some clothes on at least, you know, you make yourself do the sugar that's recommended strongly recommend, you know, to make that a regular habit, whenever good comes make that judicial. So those are amongst the and of course, one of the important things for, you know, increasing our own closest allies to be around people who are close to Allah.

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You know, if you have a choice of friends,

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you have a range from those who are the farthest away from a lot, and those who are the closest to a lot from you, you can observe them, you know, and the ones who are farthest away from a lot may seem to be the ones that are the most fun. Now you have to weigh things,

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you know, is it about being around those who are the most fun, or being around those who are most likely to remind you of a lot, you know, and help you in your path

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in life, to paradise. So this is where you have to weigh things, we are friends, we are circumstances. So you always judge the circumstances in that way. You know, which one is the best for me? If I want to get closer to Allah.

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The other question about the best doula

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the best Why is the doula which is most suitable to your circumstance.

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So you know, if you are,

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for example, addicted to music, you know, you can't get out of it, you're either addicted to it, then a DA for

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success in your studies is not the appropriate duar for your circumstance, you have a problem here, which is affecting a good portion of your life, then you do our best to do it, which addresses what you need the most. So in making sure you prioritize what are the most important things, and depending on the circumstances that you are in is best, you know, when you're going to bed at night, the processor gave us specific to us. So we don't use the door from the morning when you're getting up at night.

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And so on so forth. You know, do we have brains to think you know, we don't have to follow dictates somebody dictates to you got to do this, then this then this then. So now you can there's a book called

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has no Muslim is very good. It's non Muslim as authentic to us for virtually everything. So those are ones which are specified by the province or sell them of course, we can say these are the best was the ones whose process and said When this happens, do this, you know, for these circumstances do this. So those are the best ones.

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Okay.

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I think the last question that was addressed was

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one question that said the extra individual wanted advice on how to improve their Arabic because they've been using English more regularly and I think I also very strongly relate to this question. Because as a beautiful area because it is relatively difficult to to learn. So if you could provide us with some guidance and advice on this.

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Okay, for learning Arabic, there are many things

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programs available online. My University international Open University formerly known as Islamic University, we do have Arabic programs, intensive Arabic programs, you know, certificates, diplomas, bachelor's degree in Arabic, you know.

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So, you can pick and choose from what you find to be

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the most appropriate you know, you look at the syllabus, look at what they're covering.

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If you can get some sample courses, you can sit in and see what how their instruction is whether it's something to your liking, and there's a lot out there on the net now in in days past, you know, where there was no internet

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access

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And

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then people had to make massive efforts to get access to knowledge of Arabic or anything similar. Whereas today it's at their fingertips. You know, right now, as I said, I can tell you, you go to I o.edu that gym, you click on it, boom, you get into Arabic.

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Tonight, you can start your Arabic course.

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The Simple as that. So, Mashallah

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we thank Allah for making life much easier for us seeking knowledge because of course, seeking knowledge is among the things which leads to paradise as the process element said, Man, silica driven whatever it takes above, he'll tell him the ultimate Sufi element seeking knowledge Salalah will know that it

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makes the path to Paradise is for them. So, you know, hello has made it easy, made it possible.

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You're able to attend.

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And,

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you know, a lecture like this, where I'm sitting here in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, so you're sitting there in Georgetown University or in your dormitories or in your home or whatever, they're in Qatar, Doha, and you can benefit. Mashallah. So, Pamela?

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Absolutely, I mean, they're more connected now than ever, in the stream.

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Absolutely. And I think just add to what you've what you've mentioned, that there's so many platforms that upon COVID-19, I think one of the blessings of this tragedy that has come out of it is that there have been so many online resources that are so openly available, you just have to, you just have to look at them, you'll find so many senic online organizations that have opened up for free or that have opened up for limited trials and Sharla data you can benefit from those. There was

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a few entertaining entertain one more question. There was one sent to me, which is asking what should one prioritize and which is more important that the theater would have put on it, it situated the foot on? both important but perhaps what should one prioritize?

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That fear is more important than Tajweed?

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Should you learn that with yes or no for your own reading for your own saliva, etc. You know, Tajweed is important. As much as we can, we should learn Quran with Tajweed. But if we have to choose between Tajweed and tafsir, and tafsir is more important, because it is more critical that we understand what the law is saying and

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then that we're able to say, you know, and repeat the words of the Quran

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can all benefit. Okay, there's, I believe there are no more questions. So does that good idea. Dr. Phillips, really, really appreciate it on behalf of the Georgetown University.

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Muslim Student Association, thank you for your time and your correspondence.

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If you have any last words, please feel free to close this off.

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You know,

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as students of Georgetown University and Muslims, it is important that you be examples for Islam.

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Your study should be done with proper Islamic guidance, there is a way to be a true Muslim Student and you should know it you should know the distinction between a Muslim student

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who is true, real and who is fake unreel the true Muslim Student

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is a student who is Muslim first.

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He or she is Muslim first. So there are Muslims who happen to be students.

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Whereas the fake Muslim Student is a person who is a student first

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is a student who happens to be a Muslim.

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Right? I mean, these two are opposite ends are flip sides of the coin.

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So we need to be Muslims who happen to be students who could have been anything else. Well, Muslims first, whereas the fake Muslim Student is a student who happens to be a Muslim. He could have been a Buddhist. He could have been anything

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Yes, you could have been anything else. Meaning you will treat your studies in the way that students treat the studies all over the world. So you don't prepare yourself properly, you know, because your plan is to cheat your way through, you know, this is the biggest

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standard characteristics of students globally. They're the biggest cheaters on the face of the earth. So, it's so reality, and I know this from having taught, you know, school for 10 years taught in university for like, you know, 20 years or more. I know. And, you know, it's no, there's no doubt about it. So you have to decide, at what point you want to become a true Muslim Student, the first thing you have to do is to give up cheating.

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You have to do it. Now, you have to decide not to swear by a law that you're not going to cheat in any test or examination. From today onwards, give it up.

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inshallah, you will be on the right path. And don't help anybody else cheat, because quizzes, the other question will go, what am I, my good friend has me know, you, they can't cheat unless you help them cheat. So, if you don't help anybody cheat, and you don't cheat, from here on in you, whatever you get you have earned.

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You know, you have to, you have to heal yourself first, because this is a sickness for students throughout the world.

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You have to heal yourself, and be honest in your study, and earn what you work for.

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Don't look for something for nothing.

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So that's my overall and general advice, you know, as students, and then of course, treat your dean seriously.

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It's not something that we should take for granted. Because we have no way of determining how long this life is going to be for us.

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So try as best as you can, to be doing, saying, living the way he would be happy to meet the law.

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As best as you can, bark Allah Subhana columbu nica the shadow Allah and Allah and the stop felucca.

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Okay,

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so good, close.

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Everybody does that go ahead and for joining us.

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We all have a vested arm about in sha Allah. May Allah forgive our sins and elevate us all in amongst the ranks of this true believers that I could

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