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Allah Allah He will be he managed and medicine at a low median
price due to a lot of Peace and blessings in his last prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and all those who follow the path of righteousness until the last day.
Today, we'll begin
a series on Islamic Studies
covering the topics tauheed tafsir hobbies and sit in order.
this order has been chosen
because we know that
the foundation of Islam is tawheed
This is what determines whether a person is a Muslim or non Muslim in terms of
stepping into the fold of Islam.
And the foundation of Islamic knowledge is the Quran
Tafseer represents the interpretation the understanding of the Quran.
And that foundation is coupled with another foundation known as the Sunnah
of the Prophet Mohammed salah and that is contained within what we call Hadees.
the Quran and the Sunnah, the principles within the pharmaceutical makeup what is known as the sherea
And the application of that
divine law which is referred to as Sharia,
according to problems and issues which occur in human life, this is known as sex.
So, this is the order that we will be following beginning with our head
followed by the plan, explanation, understanding,
or the fundamentals for understanding how the Sharia should be applied in daily life.
Before going into the concept of tawheed the fundamentals of it
I would just like to stress
education is something which as Muslims,
we hold in very high esteem.
This is something of great importance,
for brothers and sisters who have come out of non Islamic background and reverted to Islam or converted to Islam or embraced Islam or want to put it
came out of a situation where
the educational system
are they part
leftovers of colonialism
and living in England,
that oppressive system with racism etc. You know, left many people
with a very negative view towards education.
So many of our brothers and sisters
have come into Islam
having dropped out
to varying degrees from the educational system which exists in the country here.
And I understand naturally that when a person accepts Islam, it doesn't mean that all of a sudden, they become a new person in all aspects to Islam is a turning point and it is supposed to
produce a new individual.
The Muslim Muslims are supposed to be distinctly different from the Catholics.
However, the reality is that when we come into Islam we usually carry with us much of what went before.
it is very important for us to realize that Islam has put with stress on education and education of course begins with knowledge of
What is necessary from the religion,
for one to be able to obey the commandments of Allah in all aspects of one's life,
I mean, this is
the most important aspect of knowledge.
However, the other knowledge which is necessary for a Muslim to be able to function
to establish a society is also necessary knowledge.
it is very important that, we understand
that so many of us would like to go to Medina, or Mecca,
Egypt, Sudan, wherever to go and study Islamic
the vast majority of us will not be able to go.
And the vast majority of those who go
will not be able to complete their studies.
Because, as I have pointed out earlier,
that the numbers of those people, the percentage of those people who have gone to study
in universities of Saudi Arabia, Mecca, Medina, and rehab,
the number the percentage of those who graduated from their studies,
is less than 1%.
Less than 1%.
not only is the process of going to study, not an easy process,
but it's something that
if the whole community things, all its hopes on going to study
in Medina and Mecca, etc,
then they will be lacking in many other vital areas which are necessary for building and establishing Islam as a real community here in England.
So, I would advise,
and encourage you, brothers and sisters to advise those who accept Islam.
To go back into the educational system,
and to complete their education.
Utilize the system here has provided many, many
access courses and, you know, government aided programs where a person can go for no cost, and complete his education and go on into various fields which are necessary for the building of a community, because
the building of the community is going to require plumbers, carpenters, lawyers, doctors and all the various fields.
And if we are not
prepared to make those kinds of sacrifices, and we're not really serious about establishing Islam, I mean, Islam is more of a fad.
You know, it's something interesting and fun for a while. But it's not really taken on as a way of life. Where we feel that this is the beginning and the end, there is nothing else.
We're not serious, that if we're really serious, then we have to have a a scope of vision, which includes the establishment of Islam
as a way of life in this country.
according to the scholars of Islam, it is haram for us to be here.
If we're not about that,
we're just about carrying on day to day lives, you know, just to work, get food, anyhow. Eat, sleep, you know, like the animals, like the non Muslims. That's what we're about them it is haram for us to be here.
This includes those brothers and sisters who have migrated here, for example, come from Bangladesh or come from Pakistan or India or wherever they've come here. they've discovered that Islam unanimous that it is haram for a Muslim to leave the country of Islam, the land of Islam,
and go to the land of Kufa
for the dunya
material gain just to eat, sleep, drink, have a good time. It is hot, scholars are unanimous.
So, for a person to be here, see, one has to have a justification for being here.
has to be
the establishment of Islam, conveying the message of Islam, to these people who don't know about if we're about that, if that is our intention is what we're setting, this intention says it is what we say, but this is reflected in our lifestyle, then we are justified in being here. Otherwise we should not be here.
Of course, Realistically speaking, we know that, to a large degree, the so called Muslim countries,
not open their arms and say, Come, right, this is we have to be realistic, you know. So we don't really have too much choice in terms of hedra, to leave here and go to a Muslim country, things are not so straight forward. In many Muslim countries, if you call for Islam, call for the establishment of Islam, you're considered to be, you know, some kind of
enemy of the state. In Indonesia, 150 million Muslims, it is considered their treason, to call for the establishment of Islamic State, people have been executed there for calling for the establishment of Islamic law
over the realities of the Muslim countries. So we understand practically speaking, we cannot go around and say to every Muslim who's here, whether it's from Bangladesh, or is a contract that you have to get out of here, haram for you to realize, practically speaking, there is not much choice, you don't have to make this the goal, and many people cannot just pick up and leave here.
So the reality is we're here now we have to justify our state.
In other words, we have to do what it is Allah wishes for us, once from us here to make our stay here blessed. Otherwise, I say will be crushed.
And the basis of getting the blessings of Allah for staying here being present in this society is striving to establish Islam on a personal level, on a community level, and to convey the message of Islam to the community in which we are.
point I'd like to mention, just before going into our sheet,
is something concerning the naming system of Islam.
Because of the fact that I've observed that many brothers uncoming into Islam, brothers and sisters, they have their names
changed in a fashion which is actually not according to the Islamic system, you know, some use of Islam on down.
The system of naming in Islam
is based on some principles.
The English system of naming, used to be based on principles. But in time it has evolved and become just just really a last name, the only thing of real importance which identifies your family. But there was a time
when the name indicated genealogy, genealogy meaning your parents, your four parents who they are, etc. This is what the original naming system included. And so you found people used to be called
the son of john,
son of john became john son,
and eventually became Johnson.
But before in the past, people were called for the son of swords.
And this is part and parcel of the Islamic meaning system.
And the problem is our solemn
name ourselves according to our families, our parents names our father's names to be specific.
When the Bahamas are seldom adopted,
a freed slave of his by the name of the demon, and
they live in our hearts and then they the son of a heart.
His name was changed to
Muhammad so he became known as they didn't Mohammed said, the son of Muhammad.
until they reach Medina, when they reach Medina, then the verse from Surah Allah, verse number five,
was revealed in which Allah said, Call them by their father's name. It is more just
So the pumps I send them stop Back and Return
Dave's name, according to the naming of the socket.
And the pump as well and went on to say, in a number of number of hobbies
related to this, and he said, this is on the table audio, et cetera.
This first one I mentioned, I mentioned is from performance, I am Muslim.
He who knowingly attributed his fatherhood, to someone other than his real father will be excluded from Paradise.
Who who knowingly attributed his fatherhood to someone other than his real father
will be excluded from Paradise.
In another narration, from Sallam said, He will deliberately let himself be called the son of someone other than his father is guilty of this.
This is something seriousness, the fact that the public comes out solemn, will say that one who attributes his fatherhood knowingly to other than his father's not entering five as one who allows himself to be called in front of other than his father is, is, is in a state of corporate management saying that the issue of names has a particular place of importance within the Islamic system as a whole.
So when we come into Islam, whether as a realization,
conversion, then we tried to take Islam as a complete whole, as a series of systems dealing with various aspects of our lives, whether it's a system of eating, system of prayer,
economic systems, etc. And the naming system also, we shouldn't be so insistent about all the other systems, but then when it comes to names, which you know, anyhow, anybody do it as you please.
So what happens is that,
according to the Arabic naming system, which department is also approved,
a person's name, the given name, was followed by the name of the Father.
So his name was Mohammed bin Abdullah, Mohammed, the son of Abu
so when a person comes into Islam,
if he chooses for himself in it, and it is not a requirement for him to change his mind,
it's not a requirement for a person because you become a Muslim, you automatically must engineer know, there, many of the competitors did not change.
They came in pubs or something just come everybody can give a new name, you know,
if their name has some particularly negative meanings,
ones which are particularly ostentatious claiming for themselves, things which were, you know, not really the rights of any individual.
Or if they had meanings which were connected with Khufu paganism, about idolatry, these names were changed.
So, so a person comes into Islam.
The name the way the person would adjust and correct the naming system is that if his name for example, was
his father's name is
When it comes into Islam, according to the Islamic naming system, his name automatically becomes
Michael, even Joseph Johnson.
He may now change Michael he doesn't particularly want Michael he wants to get an Arabic sounding Islamic sounding name. So he chooses Mikhail McAdams is our Arabic version, but Michael chooses Mohammed.
Mohammed is still His name is Muhammad, even the son of Joseph Johnson. This is what is in the event you can like to tell or you can leave without any without his Mohammed, Joseph Johnson. That is the correct system.
When he has adopted
his daughter's name, she teaches the name Fatima for example. His daughter will be Fatima if you decide to write it in means Dr.
Mohammad Joseph just
I mean, if you give the doctor *ing
If you give her the name, Fatima, Isha
Mohammed, a name like that. What this actually means is, when you give a second name, after the child's name, this indicates genealogy. As I said, if you don't put the Father's name there, and you put a female's name there, This usually means that the woman committed
So the child has been attributed to the mother. So Ayesha Fatima, for example, means or Fatima, Haitian means Fatima, the daughter of Ayesha,
who bore her out of wedlock.
So this is the system, what you will find, well, of course,
it doesn't become so obvious here until you go to the Middle East, you go to Middle East into Arabic, Muslim countries, when they will ask you to write your name, they'll ask you to write first, you know, your your given name,
then they'll ask for your father's, then your grandfather's name,
then the name of your family, the general name of that's how they were asked.
You know, and of course, you know, for a lot of brothers, when they call, it can be confusing, because you know, that's not how you write today, with the end, when you put all these things together, that doesn't make up the name that you're going, by the way, but that is how it is supposed to be.
That is the correct method of naming.
So it is important, you know, for those of us who feel that it is
necessary for us to follow the way of the Prophet Muhammad Salah in this regard, or in all the guides that we you know, make this correction help those who are coming into Islam to realize what is the correct way, and that we correct, you know, as names it's worth is possible.
In a way, it may involve a lot of money we can afford at this point in time, whenever, you know, we talked about forgiveness, we did something ignorance and carry on. And if time permits or opportunity permits, we tried to adjust it.
And this thing is not just for people just convert into Islam, commonly in India, and in in Pakistan, many of these other countries, they have gone away from the system also. Because I'm sure whether you're from where from Bangladesh, from Pakistan, right? What is your first name? istok? Wouldn't your second name?
Ella, is this your father's name?
Yeah, and then what's the name This comes after you just took these two. But I mean, I know a number of other people who they may have three names, but it doesn't represent that middle name doesn't necessarily represent the Father's name, you know, maybe a grandfather, you know, they have different systems, they, you know, the names are not following
this pattern that I've identified, you know, so I'm saying it's not it is something which has become widespread around the Muslim world, you know, in ignorance, and it's something which you know, needs to be addressed, especially, in our context here. Of course, you will find people, you know, coming into Islam, who may not want to keep this other name, because, you know, they they're into, they get into a kind of a nationalist status type of thing, where they're saying, well, this is really the slave masters name. And you know, you know, from the Malcolm X days, you know, where they put x in the place of the name and they want to, you know, they say, well, somebody say, the point is that,
for the vast majority of us, we don't know,
how that name actually came about.
We know, in reality, that the slave master had relations with the slave.
And this is we most most of us, who are various mixtures are products of those relationships. So the same mother may very well be the great grandfather, whether you like it or not,
you know, I mean, this is the reality, you see. So it's not and it's not, it's not worth trying to get into arguments and knocking yourself out about time. The reality is that your father, what was the name that your father went by? It, his name was, you know, Joseph
Johnson, that's your father's name. They You are the son of Joseph Johnson, regardless of how Johnson came about, you know, generations back that's not the significant one significant here is that your name is you are the son of Joseph Johnson, what is the purpose of this? He does a problem with our fellow and he told us
that we should learn what you know, our family trees,
what is sufficient
to protect the rights of inheritance
and to prevent
Marrying within the proximity degrees. Because what is the reality here?
you decide you come into Islam, your name was Michael Jackson and you change your name to Muhammad Kenyatta whenever you
took some name you know,
he had relations with another woman someplace else. He had a daughter,
she comes into Islam, she calls herself Fatima
such as you meet Fatima, Mohammed
you could marry her
and she would be your half sister.
And that is of course,
Whereas, if you chose put your name correctly, as Mohammed in you know, Joseph Johnson and she chose the name, Fatima bint Joseph Johnson, no chance of you marrying your half sister.
This is where the significance come in to protect you from falling into marriages which are prohibited
as well as identifying the rights
of inheritance. When the time comes to divide up if you die and you have to divide up inheritance, people want to track down Who are your Muslim relatives who need to give portion of your money to
my correct genealogies will be able to determine that.
Anyway, you know for further detail on that the naming system this can be found in my Tafseer of sausage neurons in the second edition, pages 112 to 118 and I've run into it in detail bringing all the various hubby's example their apartments as well and change people's names etc, etc.
Now, onto the hate
literally means unification, bringing things together into one.
when we use it in relationship to Allah,
it does not mean
as you said unification in context of a law we cannot apply that literal meaning of the term machine to a law, in the sense that we do not consider a lot to be three, who is united into one where you could have this process taking place but know what we consider we use the term tauheed here, it really means maintaining the unity of Allah,
our relationships, with a lot of
things that we do, which are various aspects of worship, that we do for the sake of Allah, our concept of the world around us people within when we look at the world, we look at our existence, we look at it within the context of the unity of Allah, that Allah is one. And for the purpose of analysis of this concept of Toshi.
And I should mention that when the Padma was sent widely Jebel to Yemen, as the governor of Yemen.
He told him that you will be coming to a people who are from the people of the book. And the first thing that you should call them to is the oneness of Allah. So this is what that was.
The foundation and he said, if they accept less, than tell them about Salah.
You want stage by stage? So it means that even when we look in terms of Dawa when we're trying to convey the message of Islam to non Muslims, then it's very essential for us to get to this point.
Of course, it may be difficult, you may not be able to start from that point in conversation. Because most people you see start to talk and guess what a lot is one. I mean, they don't want to listen to
Don't want to talk about religion or whatever. So you may start a conversation with something else, you know something else which is attractive to them, which is interesting to them, whatever. But what you're trying to do is to steer that conversation to that point of realization of the oneness of Allah, and man's relationship to Allah.
So, for the purpose of analyzing this concept,
scholars have divided
the field of tawheed
into three aspects.
So hida rubia, literally meaning maintaining the unity of lordship
tawheed al Asma was
maintaining the unity of a lot of names and attributes,
until he and a bother maintaining the unity of worship.
made this breakdown of tawheed, for the purpose of
presenting a logical and systematical
rebuttal. For those people who had begun to deviate from the correct concept of Tahitian Islam. I mean, you won't find this breakdown amongst the Sahaba.
Because in the time of the Sahaba, there was very little deviation in terms of concepts. Towards the end of the time of the qualifier, Russia during the righteous gala, these these deviations started to become, to enter into the, to the body of Muslim that Islam spread into Syria and into India, into Egypt, etc, people who accepted Islam, some of them brought in with them some of the previous concepts which they have, as Christians, or as Zoroastrians, or as Hindus, or whatever, they brought these things in with them. You know, some people, many people brought it in with, you know, as a guru in Islam, these were removed other people who are, you know, very philosophical in their
approaches, you know, they sometimes wanted to maintain these concepts into to give them an Islamic cloak, that they're still valid, and to try to put them in Sonic term. And they try to express these when they try to express these early talents used to, you know, with the, where people complained against these people, these people were banished, or they were executed or whatever, they wouldn't allow this to take place. However, you know, as the domain state dynasty became more and more corrupt, then the concern of the caliber of maintaining purity of ideology was not so great. And so you find more and more people who would arise and make statements concerning a law and concerning
man, etc, which were deviant.
And it then became the duty of the scholars of that time to
refute these ideas to defeat them, you know, using the Quran and Sunnah in a logical and acceptable fashion, which would convince the masses of the people and it is out of that process that added that effort to combat these deviant ideas that the science of tawheed arose. And the scholars broken, you know, broke the system down into various groupings, is breaking it down into three is just one possible way down and some people break it into two, some may break it into four, you know, I mean, the numbers are not critical. We don't don't let's not think that this breakdown is the only possible breakdown. This is just one way down which was used by a number of scholars.
The first category which I refer to as our heater will be at, or the unity of logic. This refers to
of a law
the only source of power in the universe.
Only c'est la hawla wala quwata illa Billah there is no movement, no power, except by a large wheel. We are affirming
how much Ruby accom
literally means Lord.
The Creator sustainer The one who looks after
And what this
refers to when we talk about our hate of movies
is that whatever happens whatever
It takes place in the life of a man, this is by the wish and the will of Allah.
That is, we don't attribute it to anything other than Allah.
When we talk about Allah and other destiny,
this is his This is an expression of this aspect of homophobia,
whatever it takes place is as follows.
Which means then,
good fortune and misfortune are, according to the destiny of Allah, we don't attribute good fortune and misfortune to anything other than
when we do so we commit shirk, in this aspect of tawheed.
And this is something, you know, very widespread
in our Western society, wherein
people talk about lucky numbers. Lucky this and lucky that mad luck in this way and that way, and the other way, you know, in England may vary to some degree from you know, what I know in America, but most of the things are quite similar. I know in America, for example, you know, he would be hard pressed to find an apartment building, which has a 13th floor.
You know, you go up, the elevator will say, 1214 1112 1415. I mean, what it is that 14 is very exciting when they renamed it 14.
When you go down the street, you're hard pressed to find a house number 13 on the block, it'll go 1212 814.
But you won't find it hard pressed to find it.
the reason for this may be not necessarily everybody who does this believes that 13 is a bad luck number.
Some people like you may approach an apartment owner apartment building option, why do you know that?
You know, because if I had a 13 foot, nobody would land on it.
So just practically speaking, you know, he's dealing with economics, he has worked on number 13, he found nobody working on it. So he called it 14 people, right.
So on the basis of that,
you know, but in fact, this concept is, is really deeply embedded into the, to the society to such a degree that
I remember, reading in the newspaper,
newspaper, interviewers, you know, there was an Apollo shot, moon shot
back in the 60s, late 60s that had gone off
for the moon, but something had gone wrong as the steering mechanism and it looked like they were going to miss the moon, they're going to go flying off into space.
And for the Americans, this was a big tragedy. For the Russians there and people went off into space all the time, it didn't matter. You know, Russian people are
expendable. They would try all kinds of things, send people off into space, me crying, help us, help us, you know, it
was for American for one person to die in a space mission is a man, you know, embarrassment.
So this whole American society is very upset and worried and forceful. And again, they managed to fiddle around and use some some of the data Moon Lunar Lander, they use the retrorockets from it to, to, to
change the course of the ship. So it was able to catch the gravitational pull of the moon and come back to the earth. That's what brought the mission. They couldn't go to Thailand in the moon. They just came back to Earth splashdown.
So after they picked up the people or the ocean, brought them to Cape Canaveral, again, got off the plane, they're walking down. Can you put his hand up to the captain was the head of the mission afternoon? How do you feel?
You know, they're waiting for his first impression is that I should have known it was going to happen
So I should have known this Oh, shouldn't have known
that because this was Apollo 13.
This now is a man who's got a PhD and you know, astrophysics
is telling them that he should have known because it was Apollo 13. It took off at 1300 hours. That's one o'clock
on Friday the 13th.
Although 13 is going to get somewhere that was like a doomed mission, you know, as long as he was concerned.
But he's just showing you how deeply rooted these concepts of,
you know, embedded in the society
and it isn't
that he or she, when they come into Islam route these things out, because for sure, when we come into Islam, it doesn't mean automatically that whatever you believe before of these omens and such as automatic lock, automatically gone, you may still find yourself crossing your finger knocking on wood and you know, these kind of things, just you know, inadvertently, you're still doing this thing. So, it is very important that the Muslim go back into their practices etc and clean this up,
which ones trust them a lot alone, knowing that one's destiny is my law,
whatever happens in life, good or evil.
The second major area of tawheed
is known as coheed and asthma,
unity or maintain unity of allows names and attributes. And I should mention before going into that, that interseeded rubia, this stylesheet is also destroyed by the practice of amulets,
the use of amulets, now, this is another area now, which maybe 400 Muslims is not so much of an issue, but for Muslims coming from various parts of the Muslim world, you know, the use of amulets, very common people have recalled that we use and different things when they retire on their arms or on the next around the waist of the babies this type of thing they believe will protect them from misfortune.
People have even taken the Koran and turned it into a charm
in that people will write the Koran you know on on posters, they'll put it on the wall or on jewelry and they wear it around their neck believing that by putting the rest of the crime on your wall or by wearing it on your neck is going to protect you from evil when a person does that they're using the Quran like a charm amulet something which is prohibited from us as Ellen said whoever you know has won
a charm you know, how much armor on was committed?
I will find I remember reading about you know in I think it was in Bahrain some person there they bought this Quran which was only two and a quarter inches by by you know, three and a quarter inches and they say this is the smallest client in the world. But no somebody in India came no no we have one here which is one in three quarters inches by you know, one and a half inch
I used see these
ads are written
in letters. So, small you cannot see with the naked eye
you have to use a microscope to eat.
So, you know the intention of the person who is doing the squat, who is using the scribe is not nothing but using it as an amulet, these ended up put inside of lockets before these lockitron elections in the name is going to protect them from from evil.
And this is in fact a form of
people may do this with nicomedes for example,
you know, see people will have little beads and after you know making lick or whatever, you know, they rub the beads, they blow on them, they do all kinds of things the child is did the hang it in their cars and you know, they believe the nicomedes Now, because of having done liquor really speeds somehow it has special bypass powers which will protect them from evil.
we could say basically means
maintaining a large unity with regards to his name, and his attributes
in a way,
in such a way
that we only refer to Allah, according to the way in which he and his messenger as we refer to him.
We don't make up any attributes to describe a lot.
if alive describes himself in a particular way, he or his messenger, we don't
try to reinterpret it in such a way as not to mean what it obviously
we don't play around with the names a lot of causes of this is what we refer to a lot.
It also means that we don't
give a lot of names and attributes to any human
know are doing him human names and attributes to Allah.
And this is the area which is probably, you know, the most critical
reading Allah, human attributes. This is where the Jews went astray.
Like when we look at the different people of the book Christians and Jews, you maintain the unity of ally in the sense of they say that allies one. However, the way they describe ally in the cloud in the Old Testament,
you know, they have described them in such a way
that he is like a human being. They described him as
being sad, sorry.
describe him as repenting
for things which he did.
They describe him in the
Genesis is walking in the garden and Adam hearing his footsteps
and describing them as calling out to Adam, where are you? Where are you?
There's no Adam, Adam hiding behind the tree canopy
is all making a law like a man
and the Corinthians they went astray and Nick giving a man a lot of attributes.
They turn Jesus into the God, they gave him the attributes, He will judge.
He is a creator.
Within the attributes of God to Jesus made an implement and made it into what
and you also find amongst the Shiites,
this is where the Shiites deviated also and that they gave
the mom the Action News, Kamala
Mohammed river and Mustafa wrote in his book called The face of Shave Club,
We believe that like the prophet and a man must be infallible, that is to say, incapable of making errors or doing wrong either inwardly or outwardly, from his birth with death, either intentionally or unintentionally.
This belongs only to Allah, human beings are found.
Elsewhere in the book with that process, he goes on to say,
we maintain the powers of the moms to receive inspiration and reach the highest degree of excellence. And you say that it is divided to the divinely given power.
mean, the man is able to understand information about anything
anywhere and at any time
is able to understand information about anything
anywhere and at any time.
total knowledge, this belongs only to
the point in which she is the main body of shares which are known as the if naturally as the Japanese Shiites. These are those of Iran, they deviated the Shiites of Yemen, known as zedi, they died. They do not hold these beliefs and because of that they're not considered to or mediated from mainstream Islam with regards to
the Wonder Woman, gay rights
And as an example, you know, because I mentioned this thing of repentance of God amongst the Christians just to give a particular reference. So you don't say this, and the Christian asked you afterwards was,
you know, okay, in the Holy Bible, so called Holy Bible, Exodus 32, verse 14, in states
and the Lord repented of the evil which he sought to do to his people.
You know, we know about the
statements in Genesis two in which he said, and on the seventh day God finished his work, which he had done, and he rested on the seventh day, from all his work which he had done, you know,
he just gets tired.
This area also when we go into studies, we find that
in the area of technology faster, they find that
in the course of Western science, because of the fact that they have sought to explain
human existence without having to resort to God. And they will give some of God's attributes now to his creation.
They describe the creation in terms of a lot.
So, you'll find, for example, in the very famous statements, which is used to describe
the theory of relativity of Einstein, E equals MC squared
equals mc squared, this is explained as energy equals mass times the square of the speed of light.
And, in the words, they say, this means that math can neither be created nor destroyed. Math turns into energy. Energy turns into
something if you get into physics, whenever you must memorize this formula, and you must repeat this formula on your examination. Only this formula is a statement.
Because when you say that matter, or math, or energy cannot be created, and you're saying there is an uncreated being in existence, because Allah Allah is the only being who is uncreated.
And it cannot be destroyed, meaning it has no end, lonely Allah, only Allah has no end, alive will beginning he has with everything else, not matter. Energy was created by a law and will end.
So though we may have to learn this formula, and repeat it, because we have to pass the exam, we understand that side of ourselves that there is a conditional statement, which you must add to that, that energy can neither be created nor destroyed by men.
We add that, you know, they may not want you to write on the exam, but you when you write down what you have in your mind, by man, it's too violent, we can't create it.
The last category
is that of
la vida are the maintain the unity
of worship is also called coheed and pulu here
this refers to
ensure ensuring that all worship is directed to a law law.
And the government said that law is worship.
Law calling on one in prayer is worship
we are not allowed to call on anyone besides a lot.
For many of us, this may be quite obvious but when you go around the Muslim world, it's not so obvious. Because you find Muslims will be calling to say
when times of difficulty come they will call out and Alucard
Minami, they call them these people to protect them.
And it's just like the Christian
Catholics particularly and Anglicans,
who have a series of things
they call them that the saint was on the journey of saints also. Sacred Christopher
one thing Jude said this one thing that one for different occasions, different problems that you're facing, you pray to the same people into that same space The other thing and they're supposed to help you this is an Islamic ship.
What happens in this process of sugar actually is also silicon.
Because when you ask people who pray to pray to
intermediaries to talk to Allah,
usually they try to explain why they do. So,
by saying to you, if you want to go and see the queen
or you can just go up to
you know the
knocking on palace bang on the gates and say, I want to see the Queen go walk in No, you have to go and see somebody else who can make connections, so on and so on. arrangements are made, you know, to go through a series of intermediate before you could get audience with the queen,
new human beings are dirty with
how do you see to the gold standard for law and common law directly
covered is just ridiculous.
If you want to reach a law, you must go through a person who is close to a loved one was pure.
So you play to the same, the same place to Mohammed Bassam
in ignorance, it was my theater seems quite logical, same thing wants you to do the same thing. But when they do this, what they're doing is they're making a law like human beings
were alive. There's nothing like him, you said Oh, the only active the lack of economy and
you alone to
and from your loans directly without any intermediary.
represents, you know, a brief introduction to these three aspects of
you know, if you want to read and you should read in more detail on it.
And also in you know, ship how shift occurs in these aspects.
You could read in the book fundamentals of tawheed, which are written from page one,
to page 26 discovers the categories of tawheed and from 27,
to 42, which covers the way in which shift occurs in these aspects of thought.
Now, there are some issues
related to the heathen ship,
important for us to understand, because of the fact that it is so widespread in the society, I spoke to a certain degree about omens, you know, charms and amulets, there's also the area concerning fortune telling,
you know, because you can only pick up a newspaper without finding infection, you know, for the with a fortune teller tells you, you know, if you're a Virgo, or you're, you know, Pisces, or you're this or that this is what you can do today or don't do tomorrow. And, you know, many people get involved in reading up on these things.
And it's important to realize that this is a form of shift in the heat and acknowledge the fact that our law law knows the future.
And when we turn to people to tell us the future, to identify for ourselves, what is going to be good and what is it bad, we are giving the attributes of a law to human beings.
Karma Solomon said that whoever goes to a fortune teller, Jeff, both questions, not necessarily believing just curious, that person alive, not accepted for 40 days.
And there's no because you're not accepted for 40 days and you say, Okay, hold on, I won't been depressed for 40 days. No, you still have to play
because when I press the next slot,
the slot provides two things.
One, it removes the obligation of the prayer from the individual and two, depending on the degree of concentration, etc. He earns a reward or sharing the reward for himself or herself.
So what has been removed from this ally is the reward you're praying for
Today, but there's no reward because if you give up wherever you find your way to things.
And when you go and I ask the fortune tellers the same today, we don't necessarily go and hops and can pick up the newspaper. And we read when you do that, that's equivalent to going and Hopkin fortune teller, you also have certain programs on computer and only the bioresonance program, for example, you can get my rhythm, which will predict your future for you. And it is a fortune teller program
to get that program to use it,
Not to say that one of the ghosts of fortune teller and believes in what the fortune teller has
believed in what he brought, now becomes
believing in what the fortune teller tells us becomes an act of doesn't mean that this person, you know, we see one of the brothers going to a fortune teller, we pull him out and kill him. So, this is an act of corporate is committed, right? I mean, he needs to turn back to a lot of repentance, you know, to remove the severity of the sin there. If he continues, then it can ruin his face.
Another area which
is of importance, to know concerning as well as the fact
is that of what is known as trans tendency, or the attribute is known as
a lobbying above and beyond this creation is important because the fact that most people either coming out of Christian background or multiple Muslim world have been mistakenly led into the concept that our lives everywhere.
Most people, you ask them where the law is, the law is everywhere. I live in my heart in your heart.
When in fact, this is contrary to the Islamic,
this view a law being everywhere is the foundation for the practice of the pagans. If you go to a Hindu and you ask the Hindu, why are you praying to
those who believe in one God is Hindus as one
who is everywhere.
And I believe that that one God is manifesting.
I'm not we're not worshiping the statue that you see the boat, the storm, or the copper or the whatever I'm worshiping God was manifesting
becomes the philosophy of paganism.
Islam has prohibited us from bowing down to creation
and worshipping creation.
And of course, this is the Agatha Christie. They say we worship Jesus, but Jesus is God.
Father, Son and the Holy Ghost, the son is the Father and the Holy Ghost,
as the father is the son,
so called mystery, divine mystery.
This is the rationale, Jesus a working visa because these are going God.
God was money because that's what
most people say, this is what they know. But God was present in it
will watch the demand side of users, but the gods side
for the mediation because what is different between them saying they're worshipping the gods side of a man and Hindus worshipping the gods side of idols
qualitatively no one is either Wonder Man,
but in the end, this was worshipping a man
and me the ultimate proof for this, this the validity of the position that
a lie is not a part of his creation.
And there are many many different arguments, you know, which can be brought to prove it and this can be found in the book fundamentals of page 114. Two
to 135. Right. But the ultimate proof
from the statement of the problem and
because in the end, you know, one may interpret versus a one way one way
You know, argue logically another way and but in the end, what determines right and wrong in terms of these type of issues is
what the problems are.
And there is a heavy, which is inside
Volume One in English translation,
degrees 271 to 272 December 109. For English while we had another hukam said, while they wanted to complain to the parliament, he said, I had a southern girl who used to attend my sheep in the area of Mount Orford, near a place called Algeria, Algeria.
One day I came to see them only to find that a wolf had made up with a sheep from her flock.
Since I like the rest of Adams descendants, I'm prone to do regrettable acts, I gave her a terrible slap on her face.
When he did that,
realize that automatically that is done wrong, because that must have prohibited us from from shipping, even an animal in the face. It is hard to hit a dog and
much less another human being. So after doing that, he decided to go to Morocco and to try to find some way of atonement for the error that he is committed.
So anyway, it's all about Moses, Allah What happened?
Because he said to him, after telling him all messenger, overlock, and actually her,
replied, bring her to me. So I brought her He then asked her, where is along?
to determine whether this girl is a true believer or not, so that she may be freed as an act of atonement. So that's a hobby who factor and
the first question you asked her was, where is a lot? Now, we would say logically, what you should be asking, Do you believe in the law, that the logical question was the fact
that you did not believe in the law? Why? Because the
law, the generator believes in the law, but they had intermediaries between themselves on a lot had all these idols around the Kaaba, etc, you know, believing that somehow these would bring them closer to Allah, Allah was manifesting these idols, you know, these type of things.
So he wanted to find out whether he had a clear concept with regard to where along with a lot of us inside of these idols are in the Kaaba or wherever.
We asked him, Where is Allah? And he replied, above.
Then he asked her, who am I? And she replied, You are a large messenger. So he said, fear For verily,
this is the correct answer.
with you guys, we are
alive not inside of
what you find is that this is a common view when you go around the various sects around the world, deviant, religious sex, etc, you know, even those who break off from it, and it's not most of Sophie's, etc, you know, we acted like, you know, who claimed that, you know, when he said, I have a law and then they took him and they put him before a court and he tried inside and said, Look, you've got to take this back, otherwise, you're gonna have to die claiming your life stood up and he opened up his clothes and he said, there's nothing inside of this coke except
you're gonna be you know, he was tortured. He claimed that you know, alive in new allies in need, why bother to pray to anyone outside of you?
The idea of allies everywhere and everything.
the correct Islamic view is that allies beyond this creation is not inherent love that he is not capable of, of controlling the creation. Of course, he's capable, he controls the creation. He knows all that goes on in the creation, he has power over the whole thing, but he does not have to be inside his creation.
Because when we think of them in that way, we then make him like a human being. Do you want to know what's going on in this room you have to be in the room,
the human need.
So, this briefly sums up
the main concepts concerning
that Allah is the sole power and
control creates, sustains everything. All good or evil comes from
At the same time,
he has described himself for us to know him.
And we understand and know him through these terms by which he is describing.
We do not attempt to create an image of a lie in our mind.
Christians will ask well,
if you don't have any image of Allah, it wasn't what do you think you know what what what picture comes to your mind, we know we don't have any picture.
If you create the image in your mind, when you're playing, if you have an image of a lion in your mind, and your vehicle,
because the lies that leads to commissioning is nothing like it is any image that you create in your mind will be different from our alliance, it will be made up from the things of his creation. However, you can feel it, you can feel them in terms of images in terms of, you know,
you know, your idea with a spirit is a smoky light.
However, our minds are only able to perceive and create images of things, which we have seen, we have observed.
And a lot is not observable, we don't see.
we're not allowed to make an image of him. And also we don't give him the attributes. On creation, we also don't give the creation, his attributes.
And worship is directed only to Allah.
I would say that
we have Islamic view
of a lot.
And it is important for us to understand that the term God
may be used to refer to a lot.
I know some others have made this an issue. No, we can't say alive God, because God is you know, that some people say God is God so backwards is
that the point is that God,
according to the English language means the object of worship.
And allies described himself as our ILA.
Which is God
with Eli, is one of his attributes, which is translated as God. So it is perfectly okay to refer to Allah as
when we're dealing with the Christian, we
know, you're worshiping God.
Oh, you're supposed to be worshiping God, or the God that you're supposed to be worshiping is the one that we actually worship.
Right? You know, we both agree that God is the one sitting worship is something we can agree on Christians, and we can sit with them when God is the one who shouldn't worship.
But the differences between us and you is that we actually worship God, and you don't.
You say you're worshiping God. But in fact, you're worshiping Jesus.
in terms of
worship Jesus, believing that he is God is given in the attributes of God. And we alone worship God distinguishes us from all of the other religions and sects, that we alone, actually worship God because all of the others came to worship God,
even the Hindu, believe it or not, everybody else claims God worshipping a tree or so on this side, they all say worshipping God.
But it's only in Islam, that we actually worship God.
This is a distinction you can make for our purposes that will help them to come to that realization, that you agree agree that God is the one who should be worship. But let us look and see what are you actually worshiping, worshiping God. Now Jesus.
Jesus is recording your gospel, the Jesus Christ.
He was God when he played concert.
That makes logical
sense. One other man is calling, oh, my Lord, my Lord, is the Lord.
My Lord, no.
One other than him he was worshiping.
And this was his way. He taught people
to worship God.
Our Father, did you say worship the Lord Jesus.
Why can have an army said our father was?
So he said it in words. He didn't need everything that he has a bug was telling people to worship God, what happened, that that program got turned upside down, and people ended up worshipping here.
That's what happened to them.
What we try to bring them to that realization, this is the core of our power to make them understand that really, they're not worshiping God. Only the Muslim was worshiping God.
I want to say to you,
no one comes to the Father except by me. We say we agree.
The followers of the Prophet could only go to God, by the way of the Prophet
going according to their way
his way was to worship God, you're worshiping him. Are you following his
guides in the gospels? Then he fell down on his face and prayed
You follow? You know
he was circumcised.
He didn't eat pork pork
do follow his way while on their face and they get circumcised they don't eat pork they're the ones who follow the way of Jesus
so that inshallah
the Islamic view and saying
that allies unique in all of these attributes is only one worthy of worship are good or evil which takes place and creation is by his will.
Was that they say officially
without a whole lot
for example, the newer
striker yeah that's enough no but I mean on off on your official record, you know, if you're writing your name out officially then that becomes You know, you're writing
your name you know if necessary, you know, you can shorten that point on the thing that this is what is on record as being your name you I'm the nor the Son of
I mean, if you want to just refer to yourself in normal writing
that's okay. But just when you get down to it, you know, somebody wants to what is your full name for thought on record? What is recorded? your full name should be there.
Mama de la literally means Muhammad the son of the lab. Yeah. Because your father's in the lab.
Mohammed, Mohammed the son of you.
you know, I mean, the thing is, as I said, you know, if you want to do it right,
you know, and deal with Islam madness according to what pleases you you will deal with that much and what don't believe you, you know, deal with that much. You know, and I
definitely would be
upset my parents name, but also not new rushy? And then before it's
in line with the Islamic way
in a moment received
yet we still have Mohammed Rashid, right. You know, it may have been better to just kept Mohammed alone. Because once you said Mohammed Rashid, that really means Mohammed, the son of Rashid, you know, you know, of course, they have an Arabic somebody called compound names in order to name stuff together, but it never is of some people have allowed the kind of view so you say, Mama, she's really one name, you know, and take it that way. And then you got the family name was
summon, yeah, at their drive. But in fact, when you really look at them, the compound names in Arabic, it never took that form. My mama, she did not really a component, so it's better to have just taken Mohammed. And then what is your father's first name?
What did you find?
His name was Ishmael. Okay, so your name is really Mohammed the son of Ishmael.
And I think the
respect was received on its own
they refused and disrespectful
so that's why you put Mohammed Rashid, you know, you got to pick a machine but the machine is okay. Because Rashid is not one of the names of Allah.
I see people have taken the name abdulrasheed. Very common. The Rashid actually is not one of the names of Allah. Yeah. If you go in and look into the names of the mess, you will not find our sheet as one of the names which allows the person
the guide, right. And surely Allah is
the guide, but we are not allowed to give that name to allow and he didn't give it to himself.
Alameda, Alameda. This was a title that was given to masala I mean, meaning the trustworthy, you know?
Yeah. I mean, oh, Allah means Okay.
Well, you know, this now, people have done it right in, in Houston, who got the name? yacine and farhaan, you know, these kind of names, right? You know, but really, this was not the practice of the early Muslim, it's not forbidden, right, we can say forbidden, when we I would say I would not encourage anybody to take any of those in because it was not in the way of the early Muslim. Native names have meanings, you know, but later on people, when they lost track of Arabic, and it just became, you know, the Arabic language became a barkai in itself, you know, they fabricated ideas with said the language of the people of pi that is going to be Arabic and Arabic became like a holy
language, any piece Arabic you take Anyway, you know, you know, great, you know, so people just put any name or the Quran anywhere, you know, could mean anything, and they just stick it out of the name,
then this type of thing became common.
That, in fact, you know, names with good meanings of documents said you should give your child your children good name. Good name could mean, you know, either something, which linguistically has a good meaning, or it was the name of a well known
Companion of the cosmos or salam, you know, Islamic finger in such a way to name you know, one way or that way or the other way is definitely wrong. Both of them said the best of names is, you know, Abdullah and Abdul Rahman.
And the language of the people.
Yeah, this is this is, this is despicable. islamically to choose the names of the disbelievers commonly used actors, especially movie idols with people who are not examples of righteousness and to stick these names on. There are some people you know, coming to the west, they've modified their names and Mohammed becomes more you know, and you know, in America the I don't know, maybe you don't have it in England here, but I'm makiko for a lot of people are their names, you know, guy's name is Ali was really Ali, you know, became just our No, you know, use have become Joe
Kennedy, he will just decide to blend in, you know, this is of course, the starting Islamic names in this fashion, when we consider you know, despicable
If not, I've never heard of it before. And,
again, one of the things we say when we try to choose name to see we're not trying to, to the freakiest thing we can find, you know, something that nobody else has ever done, you know, this is not the sladek wave and, you know, in terms of, you know, whatever we try to do of Islam, we don't try to go to some kind of extremely refined
subnets you know, way out there, you know, it's very important that, you know, islamically speaking, in our role is the same thing, even in terms of how we conduct ourselves. Right? That, you know, although there are certain recommendations in terms of Islamic dress and things like this, you know, that we don't take on Islamic dress, you know, you know, like a costume,
you know, for the value of it, you know, you know, it causes people to turn their eyes. Whoa,
you know, this is that we don't, you know, we don't, we don't dress on this kind of, you know,
not gonna say that this is not this should not be our intention, you know, if we choose, you know, some Islamic attire, whatever, and in our attire should at the same time, the, in my view should be neat. You know, it shouldn't be it shouldn't be, you know, flashy colors and all this kind of, you know, the same thing modesty shouldn't be scruffy. I mean, this is one of the you know, I mean, I know somebody we're going to I've seen, I don't want to put patches and you know, the thing is on iron on iron, because it talks about something never iron is going wrinkles, you know,
we've seen in the province of Mombasa lambino used to groom is here, and he told us about cutting fingernails and trimming the hair and combing the hair and, you know, all these things, which you know, where the Muslims tries to keep themselves in a good, nice, tidy fashion is a good example. Even though you may be wearing a different kind of dress, we can appreciate, you know, it's still neat and tidy or something, you know, but really, it's just like when calls and faxes and you know crops when Yeah, I mean, I mean, this is this more like a hippie kind of, you know, coming out of the hippie, you know Rasta kind of, you know, rejection total
extreme, understand that these extremes really, you know, this is not the norm. You know, these are this is a breakaway from society. And what's left, you know, the Rasta look what it represents the total breakaway. I mean, it's not natural at all, you know, this is natural, a lot.
You will go you know, you go to Africa, you don't find nobody The only people you know, the side of the road.
Right? Otherwise, nobody cares like this because, you know, not the customer, the people of Africa. Very, very unnatural. You know, like a distorted can have a response to that whole rejection in order to hit to move back as well. If you look at the rise of laughter fairy and, you know, culture and dress and this type of thing came around the 60s with the with the Western hippie rejection, you know what it feels like in the clause long and drag game and as Cockney not deviant and all this
kind of mentality, but it's not as well. It's not really you know, those kind of extremes as long as this middle path