Examples & Guides In Society
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Due to a lot of people's blessings
from local center, and then all those who follow the path of righteousness to the last day.
The topic of today's sermon
is that of examples.
we as individuals, or nations,
guides for themselves, those who they adore or those who they admire
and we people, individuals set for themselves
certain characters, who they admire
and try to imitate.
And by choosing these individuals,
as objects, the migration, they become guide for the society.
This is something
which all nations here
in teaching the history
of any nation, you will find that the society
exists within that nation will set out certain individuals has historical examples for themselves.
For example, in America,
you have Abraham Lincoln,
Martin Luther King,
or Malcolm X, certain different segments of the society will choose different individuals as examples for themselves.
Others may choose Robert E. Lee,
And similarly, I'm sure in the Philippines, the history of the Philippines with the study in school, certain individuals identified as examples.
Some of them didn't like
and others are not Muslim
the point is that every nation will have their
and to the degree that those examples represents
a positive image
whether from a point of character or a point of
they will affect the force of the nation.
The examples which are negative
will lead the nation into destruction. The examples which are positive will lead them to further development and
then the Muslim Oba
which is unique in that it has no borders.
The Muslim nation has no borders, unlike other nations which are restricted within the Muslim Ummah, our nation is wherever was the
historically, it all of the various fields.
who became guides for Muslims throughout time.
The greatest example is that the Prophet Muhammad
religious striving were well noted.
He would pray extensively at night the incidence angle became slowly that people would ask him why are you praying so hard? When Allah has promised that he has forgiven your errors and
will give you paradise
Should I then not be a good
the fact that he was guaranteed receive guidance was guaranteed.
That did not stop him from striving at this level
in the field of moral characteristics,
his character was described by Isaiah
his third wife has that
he was known to be truthful, even before trustworthy even before he was called Abby.
The generosity is well reported is the tradition
and his bravery.
We have no doubt about the Battle of the day, one of the last
booklets had gone out.
It was in large numbers, a lot speaks about it is
so large now, they felt the
numbers are so big. In the flyer backwards, the numbers were small, they were fighting huge against two jobs.
This time they're going out
and thinking that they could not be defeated. So, once they got caught in an ambush,
and people were being attracted, he gives up the lights
turns on the heels
students falling out and then the baby will achieve it.
that is, I am the Prophet, that it is no lie,
I am the Son
and only a very small handful
of the leading companions to ground around
somewhat surprising when they find Sandy came back
from that position,
they turn the tide of that bottle of water. But initially, it was his standing his ground which turned the tide
he was an example of a family, how he treated his children,
young people, his wife, etc.
though we know for example, it is permitted for a man to beat his wife
The doctor was not known for everything.
So wherever they are, there were allowances
out there there for the average person who cannot reach that standard. But he maintains the standard.
And then the generations came up, you had
the example of leadership over is
sometimes called the righteous comes
when he took over leadership
before the war, took over leadership in the morning and before overtime.
handled all of the major cases in which people have been oppressed by the former rulers.
step was to flag to resolve all the wrongs that have been done
to encourage knowledge,
actually the major collections of Hades
in the biographies of the races of Hades which you know, became the basis for I did criticism was encouraged by him. He is the one who
gave the instruction to certain leading scholars and we strive to start that process. You know, as a as a major movement. I mean, it existed before before doing it, but he started going as a systematic
field of learning
and he was strongly opposed to me
The kind of innovation, that religion
most efforts to bring alive protect.
Because this was where the guidance of the Buddha
came, after the time
about the dome, most of us
have read portions of the book called The fourth and it
was one of the great scholars
of all time,
began in Slavic learning strivings from the time that he was a young boy or girl.
And it's in his later years used to mention that he would read, because the way what scholars used to
conduct their circles of learning would be that one of the students would read,
before the scholar of the scholar was explained, you still find this in the big mustard in
the middle of Chrome, which
teaches others shifts from here, we'll find the 11 circle and one of the students will be reading from the fire reading book. And they will, after the student has registered, unfortunately, they will
give the explanation, clarification. And he was noted, was noted to be the reader in 11 different sub circles daily.
Nobody was involved in the process of learning, gaining knowledge.
And he was such a that a great example
of Islamic scholarship. He wrote many, many books.
There's also a great example, in a scepticism that is in not being attached to this
that he took from this world which was necessary to look after himself.
But he was not known for, you know, his riches with whatever came to him. Because also people are recognizing his
Wisdom they would bring to him.
But he didn't think for himself, he will be constantly distributed, edited so that his place people will be coming. They're lining up at his place and avoiding in the evening, you know, from all over the city to the coffee, that he will be constantly giving up.
And it was also the
caller was commanded with forbidding evil
stood for up wherever there was any kind of innovations or deviations he was
following him. There are many scholars
a scholar who
was told from the time he was 11 years old, because of the fact that he was so much involved in several of the learning from the guy was 11 years old to be giving
Islamic rulings, issues of the race
died. From the time he was nine years old. He was giving Islamic rulings. No they called fatwa
is knowledge It was so great, even
though his last two years was spent in prison
in the pits of Damascus, when he died.
He used to say
that his time paradise was in his chest
and the watch he had memorized
nobody would take that away.
So wherever he went,
he had memorized you know so much of the sooner you read, for example, he has one collection is one collection of various rulings called fatawa.
Which has 36 volumes.
This is all written from his head.
You know, where he's putting
different happy to discussing the detail of the racism
He had absorbed so much knowledge
and that led him to be about the well known defenders of the system. Because of the fact that it is time
deviation, it reached the point where the sooner appeared to be deviation. He was declared by his contemporaries video of his contemporaries to be an apostate.
And he was
put in jail because
misinformation which was spread about him, based on a ruling which he gave,
in which he forbade people from stepping out to religious journeys on religious journeys to
the graves of righteous who may be called saints and he made
this really was based on a statement
which he said do not set out to the journey.
That is their religious journey except to three
here's my suit,
this is what is permitted by the property.
That is, it is forbidden for a person to step out to the journey to Medina in order to go to the Prophet grave.
This is around intention.
If we go to Medina, we go to investing
when we're in the bathtub, because there's greatness there, of course, the grave
the grave, wherever we may be, we happen to me
and ask the last vestige for him. However,
the intention is to visit his masters, because
that one prayer in his method is worth 10,000 prayers
this to say, also, you know, having spent so much time That
is to say that's really imprisonment,
for me, is seclusion, religious, seclusion, you know, like Africa.
You know, we call Africa in the last 10 days of Ramadan is recommended for us to go into
to spend those 10 days in the stepping off only use the bathroom, being involved in worship. This is religious seclusion. It is the remnants from the pre the pre Islamic time that allowed us to go off before you became the Prophet used to go off into the desert, the cave and worship, seeking a lot of guidance, seclusion, and to some degree, all of us need some of that prayer in defense of the masjid for men in offensive seclusion, to get out of the Goodyear for a period of time and to reflect them along to help to get someone's perspective St.
Xavier says that for him improvements.
If they kill them, it is part of them.
It is a vacation.
The real prisoner is a prisoner to his desires
to his desires.
In the realm of bravery,
we have a long history
on the other
side of the
so after dealing up to defeated the Crusaders
on down to the
low end of example,
when you look into their lifestyle,
you see individuals will not only weigh from a physical sense that they stood the ground they lead the forces
against enemies successfully, but that they themselves were firmly grounded in the sun. No.
They're on the path of the eyes of the sun.
They had knowledge. They were not just military men, they were knowledgable about this. This is the tradition. This is why, for example, though we may have an individual
in Turkey combat officer
or a military that was
successfully defeated some of the European forces that were threatening Turkey.
He His voice
is not mentioned by Muslims worldwide, as one of the examples in Turkey have become the island.
They make huge statues of women is their image. And that is why turkey today it's secular. Why it is forbidden for a woman
to work in any government circle and come right here. Where it started, it's forbidden, she wants to be a university teacher or you know any position which is a governmental position, she cannot do some
recovery. Why? Because that leader with the example for the people of Turkey was a hardcore secular entity and he went inside, he attacked anyone who dared to wear a turban
it was forbidden
to people to wear bowler hats, you know, looking like British bowler guy.
And he was using it into the bucket chairs have been recited in Turkish,
you know, promoting Turkish, professionally, this man was an idiot.
But he was able to successfully gain control over the leadership of Turkey. And he left a tradition of secularism
because they've kept mismanage their idle, that tradition is capitalized in Turkey, not to say
that they will need to admire but that was those who are religious, they know him for what he was a drunkard, you know,
any of you
but those who control the economics, the politics of the country, to this time, are people who are themselves.
They keep alive that position.
And this is why for the most of Obama, he doesn't represent any way shape or form an example. Except we say an example of evil. Yes, but terms of the examples to follow is not anywhere.
if we go back to all of these various leaders,
we will find them
perfection, belongs only to
All you would be
some errors of judgment.
But when we look back at these, you
know, we recognize that they have errors, you don't try to make that mistake, who will
tell lies about them, hide any errors that they make, you should never do that. Because this is misinformation. If we teach our history in this fashion, we're all this width wrong. All the errors of the leaders of the past, the people of the past are glossed over.
Our children at some point will be exposed to these errors, because others have written about the enemies of Islam abroad. These errors are out of proportion. They use it as a means of attacking Islam. So when these things will be brought to them, they will be cross that hasn't been exposed to before. They will look at us as having been liars, cheats, receivers, who will reject all that we gave them. So we have to give the truth, the whole truth, nothing but the truth to the Islamic way.
But we recognize that these errors are very small in relationship to the great things that these heroes have done. So though we represent the areas we don't allow them to affect how we
Look at these examples.
That is the reality
However, it's today
we look above
who are there.
Who do they
seek to find?
What we find
football players, basketball players,
singers, rappers, Jackson, Madonna.
These are the examples that people buy in general.
And these people represent some of the most corrupt segments of the society.
basketball players coming up with
musicians committing suicide.
There are some of the most corrupt elements, what to say about that there are individuals who may be upstanding, but there might not be that lifestyle with all of the wealth that comes with the pressure which is on them to perform, perform, whether they feel like it or not,
it causes them to have to rely on some
other forms of corruption, to maintain some kind of a balance for themselves to do an escape, they have to fight of escape.
And so, they represent some of the major elements of corruption.
So what does that mean? It means that you are headed into destruction, this generation of Muslims are headed
off the path,
it becomes the duty
of the parents
to reestablish for them, the true heroes, the two examples, who will cause them to go awry.
It is essential for us in
teaching our children, etc. that we expose them
to these images of Islamic leadership.
The present time,
we should speak to assure themselves
through their commitment to Islam
and the signing of a given their life etc. There are people like
as well as people like chef
and others who have in this present period of time, sacrifice
the planet for you.
India, wherever we go, there are people because the Muslim history, the history of the Muslim Ummah,
is never at any period of time empty of
people who have stood their ground as a preference as another promise that there would always be a group
who would stand firm holding on firmly to the choir and sitting up and keeping the banner of Islam high in all generations.
So, it is for us to bring these examples to our children, that they may be affected by them. They may take them as examples rather than the negative examples, which are out
and about the spread by the media
in an effort to corrupt to destroy,
to destroy righteousness.
The media is it the has the shape,
or the help was a
very, very important for them to control the media affects their family and
to ensure that the images which are coming to our children, to our families are the most positive images.
the topic of today's
has examples, heroes, people,
the masses woke up
in these examples of positive that they open up the nation, the people
is the example of the negative. And they call it the destruction
And the highest
no other nation in history can boast of the kind of leadership that Muslims have had, historically, people who not only excelled in their various fields, because when we look at the the images of the leaders of Europe, in America, the individual might be
an example of one particular area, whether it's military, for example, like the bullying or whatever, he's very often,
you know, the whole people, you could say, the old self is a bad example, they'll push it, you may take pieces out of the line as exemplary, but as a whole, you will find the general productivity of many.
Whereas the history of that
we have hundreds of 1000s of individuals who are complete examples, not only the things which have to do with the video, but also examples. When we find
people who are committed to the worship of Allah, at the highest of levels,
and being through service of God, this is unique in the history of mankind.
What it is,
and as the amount pointed out,
it is essential for us
to visualize these examples of these heroes in the minds of our children,
that they choose them with guide
those that are being presented to us to the media.
Those examples were the worst
in corruption, deviation.
Okay, that was
a question. Answer session.
Are there any questions concerning the topic of
questions or raise the issue, that since the media
protecting the negative images,
should we not then try to use it to the degree that we're able to project positive images, that is to create movies or videos, which promotes our
It is a necessity of doubt
that we utilize the latest developments that are available. They mean to promote the Islamic ideal.
We should run away from television because television
is something which is inescapable something affecting the world.
I mean, though, we might as individuals choose not to have any television or home.
However, in many other people's worlds when our children visit other people's homes there wasn't exposed.
it is essential for Muslims to strive to, to take control of some of that
was one of the suggestions we've made. In terms of government, even in America. A lot of people you know, from other countries are very concerned about helping in the spread of Islam in America, or in the Philippines. These are places where Islam is spreading rapidly at this point in history
Muslims should purchase a television station
for a few million dollars wants to be purchased.
For a smaller sub, it could be purchased in
a television station, which would then promote the Islamic values. It
doesn't say that the process is that easy process, because there will be those forces, whether it's from Christian missionary forces or secondary sources, which will try to stop
us from achieving such a goal. However, the general machinery is available in the country is not illegal, it is within the legal rights of individuals.
Right now, actually,
in the southern Philippines of Mindanao, one of the charts of organizations from
the way they have built a radio station,
which will be the public radio station
24 hours a day
is a very positive
to help to get the message across, because they did a recent survey in America
about Americans, and they found that over 60% 64% or 63%, however, I know nothing about
No, just think
such a large portion of the American population, we're going to connect it with the media, everybody's going to television, this normal radio this car,
know the remaining 36 37%
greater proportion of that
consider Islam to be a terrorist cult.
So what remains
are people who have an idea of what Islam actually is in America.
So, utilize such means whether it be radio stations or television, developing programs for radio and television, for promoting
heroes ideal is something which
and I feel that it will be to a large degree a turning point that Muslims reach that point that are actually developing this, this will be a turning point in terms of getting the message of Islam to the masses
so that they really will have a choice.
The issue concerning even the teaching of English in Muslim schools.
English is the language which is the international language of the world.
Anybody who we have some people in ignorance
to learn English, or to support schools teach English, that is a waste of money, we should only teach in Arabic
position because the realities of worlds days that English is
to learn that language for the means of conveying the message of Islam is essential requirements. Those anyone who says he is about outside of his own locale,
So the teaching and learning of English is essential in Western societies around the world.
However, they're faced with a dilemma, because the materials which are produced without their material knowledge produced by companies, longmans, etc, and predict it or prepare materials that you know, which reflect the values of
the images which are used
in sentences which are made the ideas which are expressed, or what they have the children have to read, the authors have to read the classics, in order to get exposure to classical literature in the literature. They end up having to read people like Shakespeare and DSLRs, etc, people whose lives when you read it, they're the history of these people's lives very, very corrupt
And because they're corrupt, these ideas will come through
is it allowable,
for us to write,
the Islamic ideals are conveyed.
fooling the reader, into thinking that this is a true story is known to be fiction, the fictional story, but the ideal
lessons are drawn from such stories.
At the same time, there are many, many examples of real life.
individuals whose stories have it is much that we can learn.
You know, there's one series of stories of the companions of the Prophet, which is I translated it into English by a brother of the Russian linguist.
And I was very grateful.
stories, the most number of the companions in the
lives, how did it
How did it with
guided examples for young people
that, such as the works, we should be involved in trying to develop these alternatives, and to utilize them wherever they're available?
We benefit from what the West has developed in terms of techniques of teaching language, for example, we don't necessarily reject everything that they have, but we take what is good terms of the techniques which are useful, but then we have to provide the context to ensure that what we have conveyed is in accordance with Islamic ideas.
and to find the appropriate methodology which can explain those weaknesses to the bed for the benefit of Muslims.
Because Muslim communities
were not, for the most part, unified.
They are unable to utilize even the energy and the means that they do have amongst themselves to exploit these weaknesses.
So our problem is compounded not just by getting stranglehold on
Immediate forces against our own disunity and confusion, which exists within the rights of itself.
Until we're able really to deal with that, and develop cohesive communities, then, at that point, we can automatically deal with the veto, I went to that point, it's really on an individual or a small group level, where they would need to study the media, because there are loopholes, there are ways and means by which they can be
utilized, this needs to spread Islam issue occurs.
For example, like during the Gulf War, where the issue of Islam, middling Arabs became, you know, critical
mentioned all of the newspapers, so all of the reporters are looking around for information, at this point in time, promote themselves, you know, people want some knowledge, promote themselves or are promoted as to be spokesman. And also that these people will have to come to them or will come to them, and get what they have to say, of course, because of the fact that their goals are different from our goals,
what all they really have to say will not be conveyed.
But portions of it
would make its way into the media
is the best to control. You know, as he said, the plot of the flag, and the law
is the best.
So, no matter how hard they strive to cover
they cannot, because the truth will always defeat false.
Because it's real. And it's not was false. It's not real,
has it in itself, the forces of its own destruction,
society where people
which is majority Muslims, but the rulership
system of government is not Islamic, how much blame is put on the rulers?
Well, of course,
they will carry the larger portion of the
because a good ruler
can make a difference
can affect the society as a whole
which is why most the first will be thrown in to help the evil
So they carry the winter portion. However, the masses of the people, the scholars, etc. They carry a portion of the bag because people are led by those who they deserve.
By and large, people are led by those
who they are not striving to
follow the laws of the law in their own lives, the communities,
then the leadership will be in general, the type which doesn't care about the law does
not tell the people
take the first step and challenge that's false leadership.
Then corrupt leadership will continue.
The people ultimately will determine the what the how far the leader can go.
The people determined
he will go as far as the people let him
so they carried the decision also as a group.
Though the leader is first to call to be called to account would receive the most severe punishment. Still, the community, the country mostly by the wisdom, that
have accepted that they have submitted themselves that they also carry a portion of that.
Until or unless there is above them, those who stand up against,
speak out against
the issue of commanding the good thing the evil comes in. Law says we're the best of nations. Why? Because we command the good and evil and the evil.
So there's no commanding the good or evil,
we become almost the worst, we deserve evil.
rather, raise the issue
Philippines where there are some provinces,
for the provinces, which have been declared as autonomous
regions, when the administration throughout this will be in the hands of Muslims.
However, those Muslims who have now been appointed
offices will be appointments from the government, the non Muslim,
those who are appointed at those points.
law there are Muslims by name
in their practices, they're very far from
what should Muslims under such circumstances do?
Again, I would say that
if the people are themselves ignorant,
then such leadership will thrive.
There will be no objection to them, except the most
those who have some knowledge and realize these leaders are not representing the interests of
their own personal interests, or the interests of the Islamic forces.
once we're faced with a circumstance where a lot of stress has to be played on education,
educating the masses of Muslims, developing alternative educational systems, because
we don't have a single
which produces graduates in the various movie called secular fields,
whose degrees are recognized by the government
So in a situation, all of those graduate graduates from Catholic governmental institutions which are thinking around
this, we have generation after generations are graduating and now taking these positions of leaders,
and they themselves have little or no knowledge of Islam.
So it becomes essential for Muslims to develop alternative institutions, where it
knowledge necessary to build societies. But at the same time, it is taught alongside of
And even the material which is being taught in the
sciences, etc, are taught
that Islamic perspective
were necessary, changes are made to emphasize
something now we do have one college in the city by the name of cheering on college, which has begun to Islam by curriculum, to try to develop itself as one of the alternatives, possible alternatives to higher education in that region.
close contact with this particular college, I've
given many lectures to the staff and the students and trying to help get funding for them, and books etc, to help them in that process of revision. So anybody who's interested in following up,
talk to me about that afterwards. But this is the type of effort that has to be made wherever Muslims are, wherever the governmental system is,
where the leaders were chosen as representatives of India, Sri Lanka and other countries where you have not Islamic government, but they recognize as well, because a large portion of the population.
And so you have to have representatives, the representatives who they choose, will always be those that truly represents the Muslim aspiration. They'll be those who support and
promote the ideals of the
the issue of education, setting up
institutions, because potential such circumstances.
the example for
the raise the issue
concerning that the marriage,
that he was a good example, in all areas of life, including marriage.
So, I brought this question was
says many of the believing in a woman two, three or four.
and if you're unable to deal with objective one, if this is the capacity for them, that
was very 299 at one time,
you had to be a bad example.
if we take some rest of them,
and we leave other verses, then we may fall into this trap.
Because there are other verses,
which clearly permit the property
to marry beyond that.
And he, because of the fact that he was going to be an example for the rest of the world.
His marriages, when you look into them are marriages which
dealt with many of the major areas of confusion concerning marital
connections in the society.
So, you will find it admitted in the vast majority of his marriages, you will find some problem being solved. And at the same time, he had around him, a group of women who recorded the details of his life in a way that no other previous prophets.
So, they serve to,
to preserve for us
lifestyle of the Prophet Muhammad, Allah in relationship to his wife, children in such detail, that we have that guide for us to the Day of Judgment, this was a special permission given to the Prophet
because he was accepted in this area, as an exception was made for him.
What we have to look at when we look at this exception
is that, at the same time that certain exceptions were made for him,
certain things are made compulsory for him, which were not put on the rest of the oma.
He was required to create 100 every night.
This is compulsory,
He fasted days at a time continuous, which is not allowed for the rest of the
day see there are certain acts of worship which which involve great difficulty, which were required of you
which we are not required to. Similarly, there are certain things permitted to him, which we are not permitted to do
but what you find in these practices of the profits from this, the last piece is
in the limited scale which is permitted to us the best example.
This is not the contradiction, a lot this is
for the general masses of Muslims, you may marry up to four. But for the Prophet
that number was not limited.
This is the Prophet received miracles
which proved this prophet was to other people.
They his companions didn't receive
the prophets were accepted. There are exceptions made in the lives of the prophets in general.
So this is not something which is strange or unusual. There are a variety of different exceptions, which are made exceptions is I think, in terms of worship, what was required if it was required a threat to the
rest of the Muslim, not required, because it would have been too much.
with laws, for example,
God says, Do not eat pork.
But he says if you're starving to death, you made the contribution.
An exception is made in the law.
Because we need every circumstance. So this is the thing of Islamic law, in general. You're not allowed to drink alcohol. But if you are starving to death, that is what is the only thing available to keep you alive enough to keep you alive.
You see, the laws are not that rigid, that it doesn't allow for other circumstances. And those exceptions don't become contradictions. They are exceptions under certain circumstances. Similarly, for the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him. This exception was me.
To provide something for the, for the nations of Muslims, that the families, the family structures developed around him was one, which, which had sufficient individuals to compile the details of his life. So he couldn't, so that those details will be preserved and remains the best of examples for mankind,
because of the fact that he traveled a lot,
giving the spreading the message of Islam etc, he was holding only for certain periods of time, some of his wives joined him in the journey, some of his wife stayed at home. And he married people, for example, he married a woman who was Jewish, you know, this idea of Islam and Judaism
also was Christian, you know, so, he and his marriages, you find the marriage has become examples clarify, because for people, if you tell them, it is okay to do this,
they may still there, there may still remain in depth, some doubts. So by the prophet Muhammad, the guy
doing it himself, it removes any remainder of the mind. It was prohibited for them, for example, to marry,
or to marry the
wives have adopted
pregnancy. So, the profit or loss,
the wife who was adopted
to show that people that this is, not only is it permitted, I'm doing it to show you that you should have no doubts about this.
So, as I said, the wives of the Prophet this was something permitted only for the Prophet, it is not something which now became a tradition of leadership, that every Muslim leader is then permitted to have also as the Prophet, because their lives were not
protected by God, the way the life of the prophets was, so that they would be protected from parents so that whatever they did became a left of that the guide to people
who came after the revelation of protection. So therefore, the marriage numbers were limited to the maximum number
chose for mankind. You know, as being the ideal maximum ideal for the average man who has not wisdom, divine guidance.
the Western world.
A lot of
married at the age of 25.
nobody wants to pay.
Thank you. Very good.
Raise your voice
The point is that
the permission was there in the five,
an exception made for
a lot of people that will be appointed by a law in his wisdom,
rather pointed out.
This is just to make it known to the sisters who may not have heard
very good pleasure. That's the the Arabs before Islam had unlimited access to marriage, it will all set numbers that we know even in what has been attributed to the prophets of the Old Testament essentially like Solomon over 1000 lives.
Whereas what came and did was establish a
limit situation and the prophets. Marriages, as I mentioned, were for a variety of different reasons one they would meet the brother vision also is that which has to do with taking care of
people in the society, who needed to be looked after. Generally speaking, at any given society, those who tend to be
to be hurt by the society tend to be the women of the children. They're the weaker elements of society. So he in his attempt to protect
women whose husband died during battle,
women's was has been refused to accept Islam.
For variety different reasons women's die of old age, whenever they became widows,
the vast majority of the wives of the Prophet with the exception of one eyes, were all either widows, divorcees,
orphans, etc. This is the examples the Prophet encouraging people, but their marriages, you know, not marriages, as portrayed from the western image from 1001 nights, you know, where the, the first one has this hero, you know,
a woman who adapted for him, and it's, you know, music and dancing? Well, this is the life of the Muslim women. No, this is a distortion. It's not to say that some Muslims didn't do this. Yes, it is true. Of course, anybody can abuse, you know, any righteous principle, any righteous principle which exists,
people can find loopholes and abuses. But people are responsible for their own actions and the general principle of polygamy, you know, multiple bags, really polygyny. This is something permitted to decide based on human needs, not merely as a
means the fulfilling desires of the flesh, but as a means of satisfying a societal need.
He laid out for us the example.
Good point, brother, all surveys would show something of that special and exceptional.
characteristic of the origins of the problem is
that when the Prophet died, his wives were not permitted to marry.
They are not permitted to marry anyone.
So their case, their whole case, the special
their job was to collect for the old man to come for the nation, generations of Muslims to come the way of the prophet in dealing with the families, so they became the educate his wife, became the educators of the next generation of people, many women and majors to come and sit and study up to them, to benefit from them with the knowledge which was unique to them. What's the average disciples of the Prophet males would not come in contact with, they wouldn't know about these things. These women were able to preserve in the finest of detail, the best example of how to handle a family and this is the core of the society not to remember the family
Is the building block of the society. So if you don't have very clear guidance in the whole the publishing function, then the society as a whole is going to be shaky. Because words can be making decisions based on how I feel how you feel what I think what you think, by philosophy or philosophy, disease, such as society will always be in a state of flux. This is why you see Western societies because this is the example of the family structure is not clear. So you'll find historically has happened in the last 100 years is that Western family structures have fallen apart, they're broken up, new family structures are being formed, you know, which are headed by single males and single
females, or two males or two females. Some of the things that are happening in the West, maybe not in the Philippines yet, but it's coming where you have families headed by two males, or two females,
these type of structures with chronic image and picture of the families very clear, would never allow unacceptable socially.
So this example was developed by the larger number of wives to permitted
but permitted as an exception for him. And with strict rules, that guide was not just an open thing.
It was with strict rules and guides.
He did not divorce any of his wife
with the exception of one
and that divorce was in and of itself, a guide to divorce
in that, he was married to a woman
and she had a disease
which the family did not inform him about.
So when she came to him, and he saw that he sent her back to her without having any sexual relations
that indicated berries It should be noted,
people should know you're married somebody you should know everything about.
There should be nothing that you know, on your wedding night you find these things out.
Matter of fact, that becomes grounds for divorce.
I better said heard that.
At any one given time, the problems are summed up did not have more than four wives out of
one time is total number 12 others died.
One was divorced and died.
But he had nine that's what
dealt with maintain relations with those wives after after you would go and visit all of them.
Guidance people that regardless,
what is the main
requirement to maintain communication, a lot of times families break down because of lack of communication. One could easily imagine that
there could be some wives who just don't speak with the call of
the Prophet was
to make sure that
they would all come together in the hope of one and he was the one whose turn it was
very important. It was a guide to show the need and necessity for communication between husband and wife. Regardless of
communication should be there.
You know, actually, anytime you are going to mention a happy
way to bring the book
reading English may not be what's in Arabic? And sometimes what you remember, was that what you actually read? So then you put us in a situation where
if what you're saying is correct, how would we then interpret it?
We had it with our brother recall reading. It was problems, I suppose.
The fair wearing pants without covering? Did somebody have something?
I think, talking about HR in the tradition of Malaysia, they meant though they're wearing pants, they were sort of like a mini skirt over
Iraq, which they were.
I think this what you're referring to something that he
videosolo. Go back and check this and
check the details of it.
Myself, I don't recall anything of that nature.
There may have been some special circumstances. But we know that the proper elements said that it's not permissible for Vets to pray in a single godless without unfortunately,
that much is required. In other words, that the, the requirement for prayer, in terms of dress is not the same as what may be permitted outside of the what is required for events to cover up is what is considered to be private parts, in general, is between the navel and the knee, some scholars allowing
with a general, vast, vast, vast majority of tradition to indicate that it is between the navel and beneath.
This is a requirement.
However, in the case of prayer, it is different because
it needs some specific statements concerning prayer, that there should be a portion of your garments going over advance available, of course, if all you have is a pair of pants, you have nothing else to pay it. You go ahead and pray. We don't have any exceptions. But in fact, when the compiler is asked, What if we were shipwrecked and we had no clothes,
line up in prayer, but the mom doesn't stand up and stand in the same line along with everybody else.
So, the idea that you know, there is no exception for prayer and no excuse
that you pray it was the necessity will demand. However, if a person hasn't been aware of something covering his upper body,
or at least going over shoulder to prayer that he should do that, for prayer, this is the special dress. Now, in the case of pants, and prayer in general, the person is wearing a shirt that way.
If the pants are not new,
we know that when the person
goes into the bank to
the private parts, because when we say covering the private part, it means with material which is either so loose, that they're not visible or so thick that is
that clothes clothing, which is sprayed on, you know like you have these riding friends, people ride bicycles, or the new runners Olympics and things like that. Now, the uniform that they wear and look like somebody just took a can of spray paint and spread the pipes on their bodies, shaping it covering the needles defining the private parts, such as not considered covering you. So
as such, if a person is wearing the kind of pants were waiting, then
five minutes are going to become visible, it is recommended then that you should wear some top which comes out and covers that area. And this is what you will follow traditionally in various Muslim societies where the pants and shirts is the local dress for the shirts will come down someplace around mid thigh or down to the knees. So as to cover the private parts when a person says
well, scholars have different opinions concerning I mean coverage of the hour, but it's covering the private part is a condition for prayer.
Unless you have to have a choice. So, if that does not properly cover, then some scholars will vote that your salon becomes invalid.
Some scholars also hold that it is not invalid, but it is considered McCool dislike, you lose the value of the prayer, much of the prayer by dressing in this fashion and break
give a sample of the first one occasionally into devices, when the people were already in before where a person was wearing t shirts.
When he went into work, then these jeans inside they tend to be pulled outward and
upward. So, there was a portion of the aim for schools, which
generally considered to be sufficient to destroy the value of the site altogether.
So we do have to take care
of the Muslim In any case, no modesty is
generally combined with the dress
and the type clothes are the opposite. They're all system of developing
The purpose of dress, which is tight is just to conceal but to reveal
whereas from the western perspective, the fundamental purpose is to conceal.
Okay, there are no more questions. We have a brother who would like to declare
as our time to
stop at this point of view our brother opportunity
you ever studied abroad?
What do you understand you're coming from a Christian background.
I just find out