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and allow those who follow the path of righteousness until the last day
the brother mentioned we're continuing with the series, the best selling plan. And this year is
traditions of Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, in which he gave us some advice as to what was the best of some aspects of his life
whom God considers to be the death of people in one aspect for one respect or another.
session, we're looking at a statement of the Prophet Muhammad wa Salaam, in which he said the best of Islam is the gentle way free from difficulties.
This was reported by Eben up that is authentic tradition of the Prophet Muhammad Rasul Allah, He said the best of Islam is the gentle way, free from difficulty.
Now, what we find in this tradition, the statement of Prophet Mohammed Salah is
a guide to moderation
and they call kindness.
Islam, which is fundamentally submission of the human will, to the Divine Will
here to remove the burden
of human beings
wherein they oppress themselves,
by way of the systems that they make,
to themselves, through their life, which, because it is the product of human thinking, human reasoning,
it has flaws in it. And as such, it will be a burden on mankind.
Islam was to remove that burden of self oppression
by submitting men,
to God alone into the lives of Gods
what man needs,
what a man needs, that knows the creator of man, he knows what I need. So, he has devised the system for us,
which would be the most
based on human needs.
And which word containing
all of the channels
facility which would facilitate his worship of God
in such a way that his life become
His life goes from one stage of goodness to another stage of goodness.
a law in the Quran describing Prophet Muhammad Rasul Allah,
as the prophets of mercy
and so on. I'm beyond the 21st chapter of the plan, verse 107, you find the last thing we have only sent you Mohammed
as a mercy to all the world.
So the message of Islam is fundamentally one of mercy.
essentially designed to remove psychological, physical, spiritual difficulties from human life.
Allah says, In surah,
number 22, Chapter 22nd chapter, verse one,
he did not make any difficulty for you in the religion.
Because of this principle,
Allah instituted in the divine laws, a variety of legal concessions.
Like the permission to break fast,
when one is traveling,
or the permission, all sorts of join in shorts in prayer.
We find the last thing in the second chapter, verse 185, and that wishes for you ease, he does not wish for you difficult.
And this is after
informing mankind, but fasting has been prescribed for them. However, he went on to explain that one was sick, one isn't always on the journey, they're excused from fasting. So then allow wishes for you ease, he doesn't wish too difficult
to find, for example, in the area of ablution, where we wash ourselves prior to prayer,
we find that after Allah has described the various
circumstances, which require us to cleanse ourselves before prayer, he goes on to say that if you cannot find water, then you may make what is known as teramo. You do a symbolic cleaning of yourself by having your hands on the dust and wiping it on your hands on your face.
And then he goes on to say a law does not wish to place you in any difficult.
So his confession is
that was chosen because this is something which is everywhere, no matter where you are.
No author is something which may be limited there are places where you might find yourself in the desert to wash his face or the water you have is what you need to drink.
And there's love in its reasonableness
does not expect you to take the water which is there for us to drink which if you drink, you may starve to death.
To use that to make ablution you are then allowed and
that's the third which is everywhere.
In the fourth chapter, a law says allow wishes to lighten the burden for you for men was created week.
Alone, he is the one who created math, man has certain weaknesses. So, therefore, the Divine Law, a lot takes into account these weaknesses. And he has instituted within the divine laws, various concessions various circumstances where the full weight of the law we are excluded from, for example, the issue concerning a circumstance where a person is forced, his life is threatened. He's in a life or death situation where
he needs to eat, though we are prohibited from eating pork,
though where prohibited from eating pork, Alaska, in a circumstance where your life is now threatening, you may eat
you eat to survive.
So, the law is not so harsh and strong, that it doesn't take into account these exceptional circumstance.
This is the part of that
aspect of the Divine Law which takes into account human needs and ease is placed within us
what we find out is that not only does the law command in this fashion inform us that the religion is
comprises many different facilities. We find that the Prophet Mohammed bin Salman because he was the living example. He exemplifies this taking of the easy path.
We find his wife,
stating that whenever the Prophet Muhammad wa Salaam had to choose between two things, both of which were allowed permissible, he would choose the easier one
not when he was choosing between Harada that which was permitted, permitted and that which was forbidden, no. But when he had a choice between for miserable thing
he would choose the one which
some people would think that you know, because life is a test. You know, we should always be taking the most difficult road and you know, but no,
not for us to burden ourselves. where
Allah is not obliged.
To do something where we are, which is
a need in our part.
We have the example also on one occasion when Salah was going to make Hajj
he saw an old man walking, he is in South riding on the camera. Other people were writing in here was this man walk,
you know, struggling, old and he was, you know, almost falling down. Two sons were on either side and up against the wall.
why is this man?
they said, because he had made a vow to walk
halls and that alone is not in need of that he's doing to make his vow, you know, and to pay compensation for rice.
This was the guidance of the Prophet Muhammad
was to find that when
was it New Japan.
And I Buddha,
as governors of Yemen, sent them there, he told us, after instructing them that the person may should call the people to the oneness of
God is without any partners, and only he alone should be worshipped after calling the people to do something, they've understood this, then he said, then you tell them about prayer. So he instructed them to instruct people in a gradual fashion.
And after that instruction, he told them make things easy. Do not make them difficult,
give good tidings to the people, and do not discourage.
This was the messages.
First of all, we have one example where the Prophet Muhammad and his companions were sitting in the master
we went to one point of the master, and began to urinate in the corner of Dima
when it began to remote, of course, the combiners jumped up and watching over to grab this man,
So they got off in a rush, the government said, don't
get the kill water important.
When the man
who called the man said to him, you know,
this is a place for prayer, the remembrance of that
repetition of this is not suitable.
This is the way
I will tell them
at the same time the companion
movies do not make them.
So he described their act of getting up to try to get this man as remote as making things difficult.
It's sort of hard to sort of conceive how this is making the clarification of
If they're jumped up and grabbed this man in the middle of
his urine would now spread all over, maybe even get off these guys who are trying to grab the other companions. So they would be spotted in urine this larger area.
So the end result of the auction would produce a worse situation learning.
So the better choice for now the most efficient.
And then in funny, he did this opposite.
So this was guidance on
how to deal with circumstances where people are in a state of ignorance
that we are not harsh with.
We try to inform them to educate and it has to be done in a gentle fashion.
The Prophet Muhammad SAW some of them further encouraged his followers to seek out this path of compassion and kindness.
by promising them based on revelation from a law
that allowed mercy would be their reward.
And Rivera quoted him as saying whoever relieves them of one of these
Life, kilometers, allowed relieve him one of the calamities on the Day of Resurrection.
And whoever goes easy on one in a time of difficulty, Allah will go easy on him in this life and in the next.
This is what
if we find
a fellow Muslim or a fellow human being in a time of difficulty,
we don't press them.
on them some money in some circumstance arises and they're unable to pay, you know, it's not the pound of flesh, you have to get that your pound of flesh out of this person.
Give them a chance.
Because circumstances will be under control.
And by you, you know, accepting a lot of destiny and giving that person a break, when a law will facilitate certain things in your life, this life as well as in the next.
So this call to moderation.
also contains a warning against extremism and excesses in religion.
Because the foundation of much of the deviation that has taken place in religion
is you to accept
what happens is that the systemic forces play on human sensibilities in such a way that excesses appear to be attractive and good.
This is why we find a lot
wanting to believe
against excesses in religion.
of people have the book that is Christians and the Jews do not exceed the bounds of what is proper religion.
This is Chapter five and verse eight,
chapter four, verse 171, he says, do not exceed the limits of your religion.
And during the fiber Hajj, pilgrimage to Mecca,
he asked us to collect some stones for him to do the stoning of the jamara notes as part of the rites of Hajj pebbles are thrown at this particular object
after it's about collected them, it brought them to sources.
And then he said
what he said was not just in a basketball the people because they were observing what
he said. Yes
stoning should be with soft phones. similar to this.
Beware of excessiveness in religious
stoning should be stones with stones, smarter, beware of excessive methods,
those of you that manage to make
them to the jamara where the stoning takes place.
We know people are taking a walk
somewhere even throwing pieces of wood and their shoes.
And then volunteer accesses and of course what happens because you're throwing up a particular object and people are throwing stones from all sides, people miss
because as human beings we throw
a rock or a shoe
and another change in
the wear of expressiveness in religion, for sure to the people before you, that is the Christians, Jews and Zoroastrians and others terrorists, because of excessiveness, in
the case of the Jews
were to look to see whether they exceed the bounds of their religion
in that they made God their personal gods. You read the Old Testament, you hear them always referring to the Lord of Israel, the God of Israel, the Lord God of Israel.
He was their own personal God
made within the Bible, wherein
intending to do them wrong, God could not do them anyway.
You have a text in Exodus, verses two, verse 14,
in which they have written, and the Lord repented of the evil which he fought to do.
So this is the Exodus, where they committed
a very, very, they maintained the idea of one but
they had modified that God to become their own personal service, a God who served them did what they needed,
was not there to harm them.
I'm here to put them in hell. This is why there's no mention of hell in the Old Testament at all, as it exists. Now. You go through the Old Testament from beginning to end, you will not find any mention of health. Why
is it because they didn't believe in health because Moses didn't teach about how Robert Abraham didn't teach about the prophets before they didn't
But what happened is that these verses were removed, these teachings are removed from the altar. Because for the Jews, there are the chosen people, the people of Paradise, doesn't matter what they do. God cannot put them anywhere else. They're going to find the excesses of that delusion.
Then they commit all kinds of corruption in the land.
Christians on the other hand,
glorify them praise Jesus,
until they elevated him to the status of a God.
tell the people to worship God.
He taught them to pray, our father was in heaven.
You didn't tell them to
your Lord Jesus was in essence.
What has happened?
The vast majority of Christians today they personally believe in believing that Jesus is God. Because when 325 at
the Nicene Creed was set, which stated that we believe
in God the Father, God, the Son, God, the Holy Ghost, three gods in one
of the same essence,
that Jesus is God,
as the Holy Spirit, as is the Father.
So Jesus was elevated to the status of God.
this is to the point that it has deviated all those who have followed that path. Because there is no greater sin
than to worship other than God,
the worship, part of God's creation, that is the greatest step since
Christians, particularly the Catholics, not only did they elevate
Jesus to the status of godhood, they also elevate the certain individuals who may classify the saintly individual
to a status word, they became an intermediary between them and God.
Going on a German letter sent to your friend, you lost something
you want to have get something which was impossible, you
believing that these things would fulfill your needs and your desire,
What happened amongst Muslims
they have also
in the number of places in the Muslim world, and the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him and the law of the prophet
to a level of semi divinity, they'll take
Don't be surprised if somebody comes up and says at some point,
because this is the way it
makes this team pleasing to people and you will end up finding people
But you have people
believe in a system they call the Mohammedan. Right,
nor and Muhammad
this light, which was a part of God,
which was passed through all the profits and manifests in profit last year.
So he's given policies of something have given.
So much so, that there is a book on the market you can buy it in Pakistan is how the shadows
the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings upon him as not having had in shadow, know, when the light shines on any
light in here or the sun's light, we have shadow.
But he had no shadow.
This is not the human being anymore, no, something else
the part of the steps
rub people who will pay
the Prophet Muhammad,
peace and blessings be upon him I pray using his name
or pray to say times of need they will
this is what they call a time of need comes instead of calling about a lot a lot of stress, you know, that we say 17 times a day, you're gonna, you're gonna say.
And on your do we see
we only call on
the person but these people reading this.
It is just a ritual, it has no meaning to them. So when the time of need comes, instead of calling on the laws, they should, they're calling on
Word notice propriety.
Many of them in their time, but hope we can elevate it to a status where they could answer the prayers of human beings.
And this just destroy the foundation of the Islamic concept of God.
That God is the only one who can answer our prayers.
This is why we only pray to Him. This is what makes us unique and different from all of the other religions on Earth. Because the other religions involve praying to other than God.
They pray to some part of God's creation. But they call that part luck.
Whether it's the Hindu praying to a statue, believing that God is manifesting the statue, you know, or some other pagan things were praying for tree believing the spirit. Universal spirit is in the tree. You know all Christians praying to Jesus believing that he is God. These are all expressions of man worshipping God's creation,
in the name of worshiping God, and it is only in Islam.
But God alone is worship with no intermediate. We do not worship God's creation in any way shape or form.
But when a person calls
then that person now worship other than God
because they're calling seeking help
from someone who cannot help them
and that's probably
first application when you call them in prayer, that worship that is the essence of worship.
When we look at the celebration, for example of the Prophet Mohammed birthday,
you will find this again as an expression of excesses of luck.
while celebrating the Prophet
Muhammad the lastest messenger finally did not.
He did not instruct his companions to celebrate
so why are
we love the
the Christians love Jesus
But this is a distorted concept of
the messenger is
why we're required to.
And he also told the postman,
to inform us
If you do,
that you learn the law, then Follow me Follow the practice of law, and the law will love you.
So we find that love should be expressed in obedience.
And the man
that he has not not any way of worshipping God, or coming closer to God without informing us of how to do it.
So for us to invent a form of worship, because when a person celebrates the Prophet versus he is engaged in an act of worship, because he or she believes that that celebration is not by God is pleasing to God will be rewarded by God.
When a person engages in such an act, they're engaging in an act of worship. And this is an act which is not a guide.
So therefore, this is disobedience of the Prophet.
It cannot be in any way considered to be an expression of love,
except in religious practices, can also make the religion a burden on others, and discourage them from implementing some of its principles.
one occasion was of the devil, the lead the people of this district in prayer.
My prayer, I was guided to read
makara is one 30th of the
In fact, and of course, it was a strain on one of the men who just couldn't take it any longer. He just drank from the line he went by the time he finished his parents.
Afterwards, you know, first
there was no you know, you're supposed to stand there with everybody who joined the park in July and composition, how can you
know, now right what you did. So the right department
is complaining about this man, that he said
he scolded was saying to him three times,
are you putting the people in silos
except with one
less than said, so people make people dislike good deeds.
Whoever amongst you lead people in prayer
should shorten it.
Because among them are the weak,
the old and those with business to attend to.
And if no one among you perform alone, he will then prolong it as he wishes.
Because every group, there will be some people.
Those were all those
when we extend the pair versus business affiliate was
wondering, you know, when does the program be finished?
causing them now to become distracted from the phone when
those were all those? Are we having difficulty standing, you're creating burdens on them.
Encourage moderation in worship, by pointing out that regularity and consistency is more important than quantity.
Do the deeds you can do easily.
I will law will not power of giving rewards until you get tired of performing religious duties. And the most banal deed to a law is the one done regularly.
Even if it weren't
the easy path, the moderate
says that you can handle and do it regularly. Even though it is a little rather than taking on a lot today. Tomorrow.
Stop. The rest. What happens often is when a person takes on a big burden on himself in terms of trying to do every single
He bears out after a while, he was wondering
what happens when a person gets worn down, you find them not making prayer at all just dropping, right?
Whereas the best way to build gradually, is especially important when a person either comes into religion,
or canvas, or a person who comes new into the village and from the point of view that they are reverting, they were born as Muslim, the Muslim family, but they weren't practicing Islam versus they were not Muslim, Muslim, when they finally came to the realization that Islam is a way of life, it's not just, you know, a name that you write on your passport, or you know, so at that point, they come to a realization, they want to start to practice Islam, there is a tendency for both groups of people, whether they're men, a good Muslim, would call them
Converse, Muslim. If the sentences were parenthesized, to do everything to make up for all the time that would last You know, when you accept this logic, 25 years old, it took about 25 years if you wasted
35 years and everything. Now, similarly, the person is one again, you think about, you know, once you've been doing
all these years, you should have been practicing the religion, you haven't been allowed these sins against yourself, and you're gonna try to do everything now when I make everything right in one minute. But of course, it's not possible.
So this advice is just for the person you want to do is to start with the basics. And you establish those basics, to be regular,
to them, gradually, little by little.
But wherever you add, you do it consistently regular, this is what is pleasing to God, as opposed to doing a lot and then stopping altogether.
And another element said, the religion of God,
Himself, will not be able to continue that way, it will overcome him.
What can happen
when we become excessive in religious practices, is that we can also jeopardize the rights of others.
I want to close in
the form of
that even Omar was neglecting his wife.
So call them and ask them or the law of the new form that you passed this and stuff nice. And
when he confirmed that, someone said to him, Do not do that
for a few days, and good
how your body has the rifle.
Your wife has the light on you. And your guest has the right.
problem is I fell to Medina when he migrated to Medina,
along with a number of the other methods who are under persecution in Mecca, when he felt that the battle, what he did was to build the bond between the Muslims who received the Muslim immigrants who are called the alpha or the heifers. And those who made the headdress, the mahadji rune, or the immigrants
made a brotherhood between people in one of the helpers one was the people of Medina, and one from the people of mechanist. They used to and our brothers
each other as if you were blood, but
he was made the brother of Abu Durga, one day went to visit Abu Dhabi. And he saw his wife dressed in shabby clothes, you know, like she was wearing on both legs.
What happened? Something happened to the family.
He said No, brother, he's not interested in this world.
I would bet that he's not interested in this world.
when that was happening, I would have gone to some excesses here are in fact within the prepared a meal plan.
And when we sat down with a Buddha Buddha was eating, so he said, he
said, I will not eat and
of course because he says yes.
And he says the like there was
an in the note, since one after they went to sleep, I would get down getting up to make friends.
you got up again, truck violations,
we got up
until the last part of the night before then he got up and told him okay get up.
And then after that, he told him
you will not have the life of
your soul has a light on you, and your family has a lifetime. So give each
other The next thing you want to pass on.
For them about what Solomon
said to him, the man has spoken.
The idea of paying for all my worshiping God all night, fasting all day sounds like you know something really ideal.
It is despised.
Because when a person does that,
it means that the rights of his life
attitude, this can create ultimately, certain deviation. Because
you find, for example, in the case of the Christian churches, which insist on celibacy for the religious
functionaries, whether they are called monks,
nuns, whatever they insist on celibacy they cannot marry
How many cases are
bishops and there's a big surprise just recently, you must back in Ireland, the bishop who is highly regarded by the whole of Ireland, is said that he has a son who's 17 years old, in United States, you know, the story finally broke through the embarrassment of the church, this big Bishop here had committed
This woman was some kind of secretary or something like that. And he had fornicated with over a period of time and she got pregnant.
This is the bishop. And there's no end of cases like
if you're involved in this, or none, and monks or nuns and priests are involved in illicit intercourse, we know that
they had, I remember reading some years back about excavations that were made around ancient memories in Italy. And they found no end of the bone
that had been buried outside of the nunnery place where the nuns live, they were getting pregnant, of course, they're wearing his big garments. So nobody could know that they're pregnant or they have a baby, it was just taking them outside and burying them
a little bone, found out something which
is the natural result
of an unnatural
because that putting up certain desires and they have to be fulfilled, either they are fulfilled through legal means the means which God has described, which is out of malice, or they're meant to be fulfilled in innocence.
They end up being fulfilled in deviant means you have there's a book out on the market within by to lesbian non describing, you know, lesbianism amongst the nuns. They've come out of the closet, told the whole story.
And how many cases I mean, I remember in Canada two years ago, they had in that one year, they had something like 11 or 12 cases of priests, who are charged with homosexual acts against boys, young boys, who are poor, as their word, you know, put them in the fires and so on. So they're committed these acts again.
This is why Islam was prohibited this attitude of celibacy,
and a lot of Cajun,
when some followers of the appellant came to his wife, and asked them about the way the puppet masters worship, and they describe to them
and they found that, you know, it really wasn't that intense. They thought, Well, if we have to do more than that, because the prophet
may God's peace and blessings be upon him. The sins are forgiven by God.
Followers of the farmer Flm came to his wife and asked them about the way DEP has allowed us to worship and they describe to them
and they follow
You know, it really wasn't that intense. So they thought, Well, if we have to do more than that, because the prophet
may God's peace and blessings be upon him, the sins are forgiven by
any mistake you make are forgiven by God. Whereas we, you know, we must do.
So one of them swore that he was not going to
finish no match.
The other one swore that he would pray on the third floor that he was one to five, everyday
when the news came to problems as a llama, what they decided he called them.
In fact, a lot of people who said,
I am the best of you all.
And I thought,
I pray, and I, and I get married.
This is my way.
dislikes my way, is not a true follower of mine.
Of course, the degree of piety
and the state of the Islamic environment will affect what is judged as extreme.
For example, the 19th century
reformer Mohammed Abu lahab, he was considered an extremist in his time.
He was considered deviant by his own father, and his own brother, both of whom were solid.
They were people were knowledgeable, they considered him deviant is very cinematic, who wrote that book, you know refuting it.
However, as he researched to refute his arguments, he became more and more aware that in fact, he was holding the truth.
So is that eventually joined
by the joint.
it just goes to show that depends on the state of affairs, the Muslim love,
because they had reached a state of deviation.
In terms of so much of worship, service, so many practices in religion, what he was calling for, which was a return to the pure practices of the religion, this appeared to them to be deviant.
So the atmosphere can also create a distorted image of what is extremism and deviation.
So when we're talking about this, we're talking about those who deviate from the normal the basic practice.
We also find
if a person attempts to implement,
this will lead the way of the problems
in all of its aspects, all that he can.
In many parts of the Muslim world today, he will be labeled an extremist, some kind of deviant, they will probably call it a Wahhabi. Right, this is what the term usually means a deviant.
This is an unfortunate setup. And we when we're looking at avoiding extremism is such a winner, you know, when I say that, one should not try to practice religion. Of course,
the birth of a religion, this is another we have to do.
when we are going to try to convey that to the masses, the ignorant masses of people
who have strayed away from the past, now we have to do it in a wise fashion.
We have to be accommodating
in the sense that our approach has to be in such a way that we're not going to turn off people from the first moment we open our mouth.
We have to move on to understanding gradually.
This is where now, issues of
being extreme in your approach. And what it can do is it can harm the spread of the knowledge of Islam to others.
We have to keep in mind that there was
among the many examples of the problems.
A case will walk
man from Croatia came to him and he asked him permission to fabricate.
He was one of the young companions of the Prophet
because and asked him permission to fabricate.
Of course, when the other compilers heard this
What in the world is this person asking
to come out of this? The the sitting area, you know, they upset?
Me call him up?
Would you allow your mother to
allow other people to communicate with your mother?
Would you allow them to followup with your sister?
Once he asked me, I said that, finally registered in the mind of the
young man, you know, he said in the same way, other people don't want people fornicating with their will. Because Surely, whoever you fornicate with is going to be somebody or their mother or a sister, or a doctor.
So this is the way in which departments are educated.
We have to, you know, have that kind of consciousness, that kind of tolerance and accommodation in our dealings in conveying Islam to others in such a way that they can, you know, come to that realization, you know, graduating, because a lot given insight, it doesn't mean that everybody's capable of grasping that, immediately, you can understand why I told you, you
know, it takes a while some people take time before these things, finally, thinking that we have to be gradual, we have to be accommodating with people in that sense, to give them a chance to learn and recognize the fact that we have been able to come to realization, you know, relatively quickly, and realize this is not the case of everybody.
the problems are seldom
said the best and Islam is the gentle way free from difficulty.
Allah in the plan, the second chapter, verse 143, it said, thus, we have made you a balanced nation, to be witnesses for the nation. And the lessons are a witness for you. This is the middle path, a balanced nation,
dealing with people
in a gentle, compassionate fashion.
And you avoid difficulty unnecessarily difficult,
either for yourself,
or for other
families, community, we try to avoid difficulty trying to find the easier path as long as we're dealing with that which is Hello, that which has been permitted.
came with this message
with the message that the religion itself is not a burden.
The religion of Islam is a facility. It is
a system wherein the worship of God has been made easy.
We are the ones who burden ourselves.
We go to bed late
and then struggle to get up in the morning to pray in the morning.
Can we say God is burdened us with the morning for no matter if we went to bed on time, comfortably in the morning
when we stay up late,
to get up.
And that's the same way with all of the various back.
If we thought that leaving our past just for Ramadan, we thought, you know intermittently throughout the year Prophet Muhammad Allah peace and blessings be upon him. He recommended us every Monday.
If we pass them a regular basis, then fasting is like a natural part of our life. So when Ramadan comes around, we don't end up voting.
ourselves, you know, because you haven't fasted all year long, they only fasting in Ramadan. So you get real hungry. And when you break the fast, you have to eat a lot, they end up coming out of relevant gaining weight
when you're supposed to be
moderating your intake is what the purpose of Ramadan is controlling, giving you control over your system over your food needs.
That you have not taken it as a natural part of the flow of your life. You know, you've taken it in that ritualistic fashion. And of course, you end up then burdening yourself.
And, in the same way, all of the other principles of Islam, they're there to help us to be righteous, ultimately,
by remembering God,
we end up righteous, when we forget God would become evil.
One on One is to forget God, you become
It doesn't mean that what you do, everything you do is evil.
Because an evil person doesn't only do evil,
he will do good with evil intent.
But a righteous person will strive with that whatever he does, is good. Even the things which end up appearing to be evil, with good intent.
And the cause, because the intent was good. God rewards him with that content. Anyway.
So all the principles of Islam praying five times a day, what is it
meant to organize his day around the remembrance of God, therefore, helping him to be more like
fasting, because the compulsory charge, everything of Islam, every single practice of Islam is there to help him to remember that they are by the righteous.
So Islam is there
to help us to make easy
submission to the will of God.
Okay, at this point, and give you an opportunity now inshallah, to ask any questions you would like.
Whether on the topic,
specifically, or on any general topics that have come up, know concerning dow, you know, when you're I know some of you are involved in trying to convey Islam, to others, and sometimes you run into some questions that you find difficulty answering.
Perhaps I may be able to shed some light on these areas.
Well, what we're saying is,
in fact, it was this for those of you who didn't hear it, a brother was asked me said suggested that I said that,
when you have a choice, with an easy road, as long as it is halau is better.
However, he said from his experience, that whenever he found the easy road, it was really the hard one.
The hard road was the easy road.
So how do we put this reality and this
statement together? Well, the point is that Prophet Mohammed Salah
It was his practice, as described, that whenever he had the choice, the thing that he always every every act you have, there's a choice of two easy ways of doing
two ways of doing it one easier, one more difficult. The point is that, whenever this presented itself,
he would choose the easier way
that there will be
in various acts of righteousness that you can do.
You can go to Hajj,
or you can go to Hajj by playing.
In Europe, you can write the hagoromo
These are all choices that you have.
If you have these prices, in other words, your money is sufficient that you can go by play.
There's no harm involved here.
It is true, though, that the path of righteousness
the easier of the two choices that are generally presented before.
It is another principle.
Because Allah has also said in the plan, he talks about the two.
Yeah is asking concerning Christianity. First, you mentioned that
it is stated in the Bible, that Jesus was the Son of God.
what I would say to my friend here is that when Jesus spoke, when you look into the New Testament, you'll find Jesus referring to himself as the Son of Man,
that people around him would call him the Son of God. But whenever he spoke, describing himself, he called himself the Son of Man.
So there is a difference between what people were saying and what he was saying. And the statement was thought about Jesus beings, existence before.
Right? This is found in the beginning of john where he says, In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God, and the Word became flesh, and it was among men, etc. However, is this Jesus speaking?
No, it is not Jesus speaking. So people can say anything. In fact, this concept of the word
with an ingredient called the logo, this concept of the word is an old concept, which was introduced
originally by Jewish philosopher called title. He is one who spoke up and he was an alexandrian, philosopher, Greek Jewish philosopher, who spoke using Greek philosophical terms to describe
the relationship between God and man, this logos became an intermediary. So this now ended up in the beginning of John's Gospel, but Jesus himself did not speak in those terms. This is Greek philosophy. However, in terms of the pre existence, we believe, as he stated in the Quran, that when God created Adam, he took from other all of his descendants.
So in that period of time of creation of Adam, all human beings, all human souls were created at the same time.
And they were made to bear witness.
They were made to bear witness, that our law is their Lord, and they all go witness.
This is why each person is born into this world with a consciousness of God which is called an Arabic
The natural realisation of God. And if it weren't for people say, teaching him, atheism, etc, he would naturally recognize God in the creation through his work, you know, not necessarily that he seen God. Now, for the other statements you mentioned concerning you know, God becoming man,
being born of Mary, so that people may know God.
I would question this also, because
Jesus really did not
introduce himself as being God.
This is not his teachings, he tells people to pray to God, and He prayed to God Himself. So if he was teaching them about God, he was teaching them about the God who created him, not about himself being God, and God has revealed himself to man through the Scriptures. This is the purpose of the Scriptures, God does not become his creation, the creator doesn't become creation, the creator is the creator. And creation is creation. That man who was born of Mary was a non
human being, who was guided by God, to be a prophet of God to carry the Word of God to man, as the Prophet before him. Now Prophet Muhammad,
in the seventh century, he was born in Mecca.
He grew up in Mecca,
and received revelation they are at the age of one.
And he called people to the worship of one God,
and to the religion which was not his religion.
Islam is not the religion of Mohammed, Mila peace and blessings be upon him and of all the time. It is not his religion, it is the religion of God. It is the religion which Adam had,
which was the religion of Abraham was the religion of Moses, of David, of Jesus, it was the religion Islam means submission to the will, of God.
That's where it is. So he only renewed
the message, which God has sent to mankind from the creation of Adam.
However, he was to be the last of the Prophet.
And because he was the last of the process,
then God preserved the final revelation, in a way that none of the previous revelations were preserved. Because the previous revelations were not intended to be for all time.
The message of Moses was not intended to be a full time like Jesus came,
the Jews were obliged to policies, but most of them didn't. So they went astray. So the message which came with Mohammed, which is contained in what is known as the quad,
is the only book of Revelation,
which is a pure Book of Revelation, it does not have the hand of man in here, man has not removed added, change is such a such a it is the only book of pure revelation preserved by God, from the time it was revealed 1400 years ago, unchanged, and will continue that way, in the written word, as well as in the heart, the mind of believers, all through the centuries, we have hundreds and 1000s of people have memorized the whole class from beginning to end. And God says, in the class,
we have made this
easy for you to memorize. So is there any who will reflect
and this is what it is. It is the only book.
No other book that we know about this earth that people have memorized from cover to cover? Surely, you will find somebody who has a photographic memory
who could pick up the Bible, sift through the pages and tell you what,
this is an exception, one person in 15 million. God has given an ability to look at something and it stays in his mind. He can read it as if the page is still in his mind. They call it photographic memory.
This is not how people are memorizing the Quran. This is 1000s hundreds of 1000s of people
who memorize the Quran from cover to cover because God has put
such a rhyme and a reason
that it is easily absorbed into the consciousness and retained.
And in that way it has been preserved from any change for 1400 years.
And we'll continue that way,
in the main loop as well as the within.
And as I said, the message of Muhammad, Allah peace and blessings be upon him and of all the prophets, was the same message of Jesus
was the same message as David Moses, Abraham, which was given to Adam,
that central message was to submit man's work, as if he's a thought
will be done, your will, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
He said, it is not as I will. But as the Father will.
He emphasized submission to the will of God. This is the message of the path that people should mean, worship and submission of their worlds to God's creation, and take it back to God alone.
Any other questions?
For one, we don't rub it on our body per se right? Hands in fact, right. Now, one,
one thing you have to keep in mind
the act of ablution
is fundamentally a spiritual
The physical cleansing is a byproduct.
Do you understand this?
This is evident because of the fact that when you make ablution
and you pass when you now must make ablution over again,
when you passed, when did your body become dusty in a period of time,
as opposed to a physical, external cleanliness is that this is a byproduct.
Washing was nose, mouth, ears, face, feet, hands, this is the benefits, the physical cleaning benefits that comes this is a byproduct, this is not the fundamental aim.
Now when a person uses the sand
happening, then blowing away the excess because the idea is not to pick up dirt, and now start rubbing it on your face, right? It's not the idea.
The point is that if we were to look at this from a cleanliness point of view,
that the vast majority of antibiotics come from where
the vast majority of antibiotics come from the
penicillin discovered this was the Dead
Sea. So, there are cleanliness properties in any case,
in that in
modern science has recognized.
But, in any case, the bottom line is that our act of ablution or of purifying ourselves in
the preparing ourselves for worship is fundamentally a spiritual
being ourselves into a frame of mind and spirit that we are now standing before God, worship,
submitting our souls complete.
They build houses,
taking loan from the bank,
which involve paying interest no fun
just mentioned that this is clearly privacy
in no uncertain terms,
leaving no room for doubt,
realized that art is done on a cooperative basis.
On a property,
it may mean certain sacrifices, for example, so you and I want to build our home, it takes so much money, even you and I have that lump sum of money, then we're paying a certain amount of money. Over the years we're paying year after year, when you add this all up, it ends up being your optimal. What do you do, you decide to live together in a rented place,
the money that you save, you keep saving up to get enough to purchase the home and then
fell in love and sacrifice, it's uncomfortable to be living in a small place with the two families and
but in the end, you are able to save sufficiently to purchase your home
can be done with a society a cooperative housing society, where we all decide we all want to build our own homes without paying an interest. So we all pay
a certain amount of money
be out you're putting on.
at the end of the year, you added up it adds up to seven which is almost enough to back
The first move lock comes up first,
you get back home, but he has to continue to pay until every person who took part in that
initial contract gets their home. And the home is not signed over to him completely until everybody gets
it is the group until everybody gets
and Canada. They've done it. Many many people have bought your own home,
but it involves a certain amount of working together.
know all these are the factors.
But it can be done.
Here again, the easy way is just go to the bank and sign the loan.
And in this case, that easy way is around
30 is not an option for us if we are seriously about submitting ourselves
to his chosen
first and foremost enough the person
what we can say is that ultimately
in the planning system.
We are capable of earning
salvation from our sin through repentance.
We cannot open a person's heart to determine whether his dependents or her repentance is sincere or not.
But rather allow will accept
that repentance will be determined by whether it is sincere or not.
If he or she has built their home,
knowing full well it was haram and in the end after losing their home they decided that
As you know, this was a terrible thing they have done.
And they want God's forgiveness, they can turn to God.
And God can forgive them.
But now, the question remains,
will they be turning sincerely to God?
When a person
goes and he does a crime deliberately,
all the while he's doing it, he knows.
He has in his mind when I'm gonna turn to God and incentives,
and God is going to forgive you. You know, if he has done it in that fashion, then the likelihood that that repentance is not sincere.
The likelihood is it is not. Because you see
repentance to be sincere.
It cannot involve
followed by, you know, an act of atonement.
Like, people, you know, who I've met, for example, in America, people from this part of the world, you know, I meet them, going to discos and
going out with women who they're not married to and committing all kinds of
sin. And I may talk to Messina, whether you're Muslim, what are you doing? How can you be doing?
First thing you will ask me as well?
Did you do it before you are Muslim?
Yes, I wasn't a Muslim that you know, it's crazy to think that.
Now, you know,
you have your funnel, give me a chance to have fun. Okay. In any case, he goes on to say in any case, in the summer, you know, when I get off, like I go back home, Saudi Arabia, and I stopped by and didn't I miss
you know, pilgrimage, small pilgrimage to Mecca. And, you know, Muhammad wa sallam said that from one pilgrimage to the other one, almost the other, it wipes out the sins in
this is firstly, limited here.
Thinking that, you know,
Islam and practices are just, you know, kind of rituals, like, you know, why do you take a pill you when you're sick, you take a pill, you're better you know, you've done that Geez, you go make ombre. That's just pass it off. Well,
he has to be there
has to be there.
God does not accept repentance, which is not a one who's sincere. And one of the signs of safety that one feels reward.
Because the same person comes in he goes and makes performs the rights of ombre. Is he feeling bad about what he was doing in America? No, cuz he's gone back to do it again.
Honestly, that is not acceptable to him.
Similarly, with the guy who got his home, he's now feeling very comfortable in
his house. Boy, I'm glad I
returned to a lot of
these two things really come together to well, a person will get his home in ignorance. He didn't know. He heard people saying Yes, okay. It's okay. You can take mortgages, okay? Because you're not in a Muslim country. And you know,
what everybody else is doing. So he did it. But then afterwards, he came to knowledge, the knowledge is brought to him and he realizes this person you can see
for visiting, going ahead and doing it anyway.
And at the end, he turns to God and
it's hard. I can't rule it out. Because, you know, as I said, know what is in the hearts of people. And people can change.
But the likelihood is small.
You had a circumstance
where they may not impose the law.
All you can do is tell us
you tell in different ways, it doesn't mean you just keep saying the same thing over and over and over again, like a broken record.
Use different methods, you may get saved for lectures, invite them to lectures, or talk to their friends who may talk to them use many different channels, but use different channels to call them.
And as long as you have the means and the ability to do so,
you reach a point where a person is obvious,
is an evil,
he really does not want any good.
It's not a waste of time and effort. In order to you put that time and effort into somebody who may benefit from what you have to say, as long as you see this person as a person of personal weakness on the part of the person does. sense and know, in a sense of this is wrong, I shouldn't really be doing this, you know,
please pray to God to help me and then you should continue.
In you're dealing with this person, you know, this is a person because they don't feel good enough to, uh, you know, to obey the commandments of God. And you can't trust this person to do certain things. You can put your trust in this person, you know, what has to do with your family or your your money or you know, these different things. So this is just the scale by which you're able to judge people and know people who around you who you can, you know, have worked with on a different level than others, this person that the minute this person and you're dealing with this person,
but the need for that degree, you continue
some of us here
deliberate. I mean, if a person just never got an opportunity to marry, I know because, you know, some people from Sri Lanka know, in places like India or Pakistan, they tell me, you know, like one friend of mine told me at six sisters, his father had died is the only brother. And because
gone against the Islamic rules concerning marriage.
So that for a woman to get married, her relatives not have to pay the man.
So he has to work, save money so that his daughters can get the assistance to get married, right?
He is this guy. Here is all great. loving your work. He hasn't gotten married yet. I mean, he died before ever getting this out, because he's spending all his time and effort tried to save enough money for his specific environment. So he ended up dying, celebrate in this situation, I mean, this is a burden he imposed on himself he and his people imposed on him right.
It's not considered the forbidden form in the sense that he chose because if you gave him an option, you say okay, I'll give you money places to get married, you know, you were to get married. Thank you.
We love the shows and celebrate you know, that's not considered to be sinful.
Okay, but now, it shows in celibacy for persons to choose and decide, I do not want to get married, this is
he or she has a disease for W got a
blood transfusion or something, you ended up with it.
You know, now, if you marry somebody,
you will pass this thing on to them. So for you to choose at this point, the not to get married was not to harm others. And this is correct. In fact, you should not get married unless you marry somebody else who applies the same.
If you take his statements, you know at his word, he said, Whoever dislikes My son is not Agni
is not of me is understood by scholars to mean not a true follower of mine.