Did God Become Man
Channel: Bilal Philips
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Shangri La wa Salatu was Salam.
Indeed all praises to to a law may last Peace and blessings, your last messenger of Allah.
The topic this evening
God The combat
is of great importance
to all human beings.
Because, in my view,
it is a central concept,
when which distinguishes between
the true religion of God
and false religion,
the true worship of God
and false worship.
Now, the vast majority of human beings have always believed in God,
from the most ancient of civilizations,
to the most primitive
of modern societies.
Religion with God, as a center
has always formed the foundation for human culture.
The denial of God's existence is something
which has always been limited to a few individuals.
And it really wasn't until the 20th century, that we found large numbers of people embracing the idea of the non existence of God,
promoting mainly through the communist ideologies of Marx, Lenin, Engels, multitone, etc.
The reality, even in those circumstances, is that
though the society as a whole
in Russia and China, maybe
it will stop Yeah. Although these societies paid lip service to communist idea,
the vast majority of the people still continued to believe in God.
researchers, some Western researchers,
a number of years back, proposed the idea that belief in God
was in fact,
genetic or something, a part of human nature.
Many others rejected this idea of the anthropologists sociologists rejected this idea because they had already accepted the Freudian explanations for the human belief in God. They had already accepted Darwinian explanations for human existence, which really leave room for God. However,
modern thought mothering research a couple of years ago, scientists doing research on
people who had problems with their brains if you had epilepsy, schizophrenia, these kinds of
mental problems which they assume had to do with math, malfunctions in the brain, and doing experiments with such people, which involves boring holes in their skulls and sticking probes into their brain, you know, probing different parts of the human brain to find out what would happen if we touch this part. What would happen if we touched upon that perhaps they may touch a mind that would rectify the problem with these people were facing
and they found
in the course of their experience,
meant that there was a particular part in the brain
that everytime they probed it,
the person was being treated with experience these massive religious experiences
and awareness of a sense of God, the presence of God, this kind of thing, he would come out of these treatments with these feelings. As a result of that, there was they did an article in Scientific American, and it was published in international newspapers, that the scientists had found what they believe to be the God spot in the brain.
They concluded that the human brain was as they put it, hotwire for belief in God.
that belief in God, for scientists, etc, is something so basic in human existence, that
one needs to address
the truth of the correctness of that belief, especially when we consider that though the majority of people
on earth do have a belief in God.
When one goes from one society to another society, one finds a variety of different understandings of God.
And as a result, we have a variety of different religions, promoting these different understandings.
in spite of the variety which is there,
the concept of God, the concept of there being, one Supreme Being overall, including the half gods, or
gods who represented some of the attributes of God
seems to indicate that belief in the One God
was primary. And that in time that belief degenerated
became either I believe in intermediaries between God and man, or that some aspects of God's creation is giving the attributes of God. So God may be worshiped partially in the spirits of nature.
I didn't do it.
accepting that, the belief in one God is fundamental.
There does remain an aspect of that belief,
human logic, reason, but yet has become the cornerstone of the faith of the vast majority of people.
It is the belief that God became a man.
It is a belief
which is shared
by both into Islam and Christianity,
and the offshoots of Hinduism,
which deserves to be question deserves to be reflected upon.
Because what we find is that
it is not
the concept of God leaves no room for the idea that God could become a man that he became a man anytime in the past that you would ever become a man anytime in the present or the future, that is eliminated from the concept of one.
And this is a particular distinguishing feature
which separates Islam one category into one category, and lumps all of the other religions into another category, those that believe that God.
Now, when we look at this belief
we see that there is a
that philosophy holds, that there is ultimately no distinction between
God and His creation.
Every living beings, According to Hindu philosophy, has a self or a soul, which they refer to us as them.
And they believe that that self or soul is at the same time, Brahman or the universal one,
who at the same time
pervades everything, every piece and particle of creation.
Brahman is present within
began developed into a social order
they believe that
in a form which they refer to as prusa
who is in the form of a human being with 1000 hands and 1000 eyes.
this being producer
and sacrifice sacrificed to Brahman
and he's caught up with the pieces
and from his mouth, the head area, and came the Brockman class, upper segments of the society
from the RMS came, the
such as, such as
the normal man, from the thighs, came the vibration patients and from the feet came the shoulders.
This is the concept of how society then was organized, coming from the belief that God created himself as a man
and then sacrificed himself to himself
and from that, human beings will need to create it.
And they had to that they further belief
became men in a in a variety of different incarnations
generally held to be 10
he appeared as a fish.
Then he appeared as a tortoise as a boar,
that is a wild pig,
as a mountain lion, as a dwarf, and then he appeared as Rama was everybody sort of knows about Rama and Krishna
and it is how he will appear in the future as calkin or what is referred to as the Kalki Avatar.
with a further relief of the news. That sense his soul is itself
and human beings when they die.
They are on a path back to God to reunite with
world worlds soul.
When a person dies,
he comes back reborn and the guys again is rewarding guys again in the process of being reborn and dying. If he started from the shudras then it is good. And he works his way up until he mentioned he reaches to the Brockman level where after dying, he goes through the process known as Moksha or Nirvana.
Buddhist in which he no real nice backdrop.
And this idea that human beings really did what they need to know what is most important for them in this life is to realize that they are in fact, by
this is related to some degree, to the high rate of suicide among symptoms.
People sometimes wonder why people just kill themselves. So when
you read so many articles in the newspapers, especially in India, whether or not your universities, and whenever people have a problem, you know, so many people are hanging themselves killing themselves this way or another way.
When in your last cricket game, a few years back to Sierra Lanka, you know, people went out kill themselves. Well, the concept, of course, that you're coming back again, it means that if this life is not comfortable, you don't like it, it's uncomfortable, then you can always do away with it and come back again.
Now, it's also related to the idea why Hindus are vegetarians,
or, or cold the idea of vegetarian is though it is not originally a part of the teachings.
on one hand, if the person is good, and he goes up on the ladder,
up in the human cast up to the ground,
if he's bad, he goes down.
And he could reappear there, as a goat below, or a pig or whatever else. So
it's not good to go in, because maybe you're eating your grandfather or you know, something like this. So this, this thing of vegetarian and then became infused in the society. I mean, philosophically, of course, people may be trying to promote it today as being healthy, you know, it is better human beings really weren't meant to eat animals, etc, etc. But the essence of what is behind it, is their belief that human beings can come back as the same animals that are eating
is the essence of it. And for Muslims, of course, this has rejected the idea of coming back as rejected. And God made human beings with an ability to
utilize animal flesh, to digest it, gave teeth that could break it down and enzymes have the breakdown in the stomach and the body which could absorb it. So if it wasn't really for us to eat, then
why would we create it in this way?
At any rate, as we said,
This belief in Hinduism, that, God
human beings are created from God. And God becomes a human being, became a human being became became an animal forms etc. And after that time, you have other individuals, in front of you all four avatars, you know, God, the present and human beings and most famous of whom is Sai Baba,
Sai Baba in India, who is worshipped by millions,
including some of the leading figures in India and they worship this individuals I Baba as God.
a belief held by the world.
If we look in the Christian world,
a similar belief.
In the case of Hindus, they held that God manifested Himself at least 10 major times and a number of times after that.
And in the case of Christians,
they promoted the idea that God manifest themselves one time
if we were to look
at that Christian belief
that Jesus was God,
God's Son, and at the same time God,
we can find that that belief
Doesn't have support in the early development of Christianity. It is something which came about
some time after Jesus,
particularly promoted by Paul.
He is the main architect of this belief.
It is put in the gospels, specifically in the Gospel of john,
where it is stated, the beginning of it, the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God, the Word was God, it was on the sand, the Word became flesh and dwelt among us will embrace the truth. However, even in the Gospel of john, according to john,
these statements are not made by Jesus.
These are statements made by the writer of the gospel.
Christian scholars are unanimous that this gospel was not written by john, the disciple of Jesus
was written by somebody who was anonymous.
When you actually go back to the early beliefs,
these beliefs become evident if we research a particular individual, this individual
is referred to an early Christian writings as James, the brother of Jesus.
In recent times,
a number of
leading biblical scholars have begun to do serious research into this individual is James.
There are three books, three major works available on the market today,
which are worth looking into, for those who come from Christian backgrounds.
One is called just James the death of a legend by john Payton.
Another is called James the brother of Jesus, by Robert Iseman, and the third is called James, brother of Jesus, by Pierre Antoine
These are major works, all of them are well over 400 pages of research academic research into James.
They all confirm from the early records
that James was the head of the Jerusalem church.
He was the first Bishop, so to speak.
Robert Iseman points out that if we're to look at the material,
which describes Jesus, which described JS with regards to early writings, there is far more material about James and there is about Jesus.
And further research
confirms that James headed that church in Jerusalem
for the first
two decades after the time of Jesus
and these followers, referred to commonly as Jewish Christians
adhered to a set of beliefs, which are significantly different from Christian deniers today.
The Jewish Christian sphere and all rights
are those Jews by birth or conversion, or observed all or greater part
of the Mosaic Law while believing that Jesus wasn't
or a hunter.
And he goes, Oh my god,
for those early Christians,
Jewish Christians should be told
that they will not choose to get married.
continue to follow the law of Moses in Washington. So prayer early, you might have been saved for Jesus a ritual ritual.
And they get to be normal
as he attacks the term,
monkey research and find out what it says about them,
even if the man is forbidden.
And this was a term which is commonly called to be decided,
based on the statements attributed to Jesus, in which he was
James headed this Jerusalem church, and the Jerusalem church was the dominant church.
Paul came into conflict with the idea that he was promoting he came into conflict with them.
In fact, one of the early church historians,
arenas, he wrote that the Indian Knights believed in one God, the Creator, thought that Jesus was the Messiah, US known in the Gospel according to Matthew, and rejected Paul as an apostate, from the Jewish law.
This is early Christian historian writing.
So it is telling us that the idea that God became man was obviously not from the teachings of Jesus. And it was not that much was held by the early Christians, referred to as the Jewish Christian mystics. This came with the teachings promoted by Paul, Paul,
absorb, read logic and arguments to promote the idea that Jesus was God, use the term littleness, to refer to Jesus. And this term is also found in that gospel of john. And it is well known that this term is an ancient
Greek philosophical concept, which evolved in its understanding, till the early the beginnings of the time after Jesus, in which final, the Jewish philosopher of Alexandria
proposed the last basic statement concerning to lovis that it was the intermediary between God and the cosmos, being the agent of creation, the agent in the agent to which human the human mind can comprehend God.
And he actually made the statement in his writings,
that the Lotus was the first Begotten Son of God.
His idea was already stressed before it became a part of the later law schools, and the writings of later Christians.
So, from that, we can conclude that the concept of God
being a man or becoming a man
was alien, to Jesus's teachings and to those of the early Christians.
However, it became a part as a result of the efforts of Paul and others as Christianity teachings went through recently to roll those teachings became pagan eyes.
To greater and greater degrees, the day of worship was shifted from the Sabbath to Sunday, the day for the worship of the sun, god Apollo enroll
and so on and so forth.
Christianity and its beliefs shifted into
the concept is pagan concept, that God became a man.
Now, this concept
has also crept into Muslim belief in some segments of society,
where the philosophical concept that the human soul is divided, was accepted in certain circles, which came to
Known as the mystic circles, the circles of mysticism,
or Sufism is another name to use this idea that God
when he created Adam,
he literally breathed the part of itself into either
that the human soul was, in fact, a part of the divine soul a part of God, His idea, when it spread, it became the basis of the concept that human beings could become God as God and become a part of who he is that human beings can become God.
It's not exactly the same as the one developed in Hinduism Christianity.
But in that it's a counterpart that is similar to it has links with
the true Islamic concept with regards to the human soul is that the human soul is created.
It is not
a part of God.
Yes, a lot of use the terms that when he created God, he said when a photography blew up.
But this term, and I blew it to Adam, from my soul, this term has to be looked at, within the context of the whole app.
All of the different references where God refers to a thing isn't being is. And we find God referring to the angel Gabriel as being referred to
our spirit, but we don't understand it to be God.
So God uses this term as being his spirit or part of his spirit, not meaning literally, that it is a piece and a portion of God. But that this spirit was a noble spirit, is given a special spot that says God refers to his house,
back to law, or God never referred to his gamow, not the law, in the case of the Capitol, who sent to Providence Island, as a miracle.
So the correct is standing understanding is that
the human soul is not divine.
God does not possess a soul. God created the soul, by his command.
When pasta salad was asked about the soul, and was told to say,
say that the word of the soul is from my gods, my lords command, and a law says throughout the book,
that whenever he wishes something to be, he barely commands, it be advocates,
it comes into existence, it is a part and parcel of God's creation.
could benefit from understanding, why is it that Hindus
develop this idea that God created the world for himself,
the human beings are created from different parts of God.
what we can conclude
is that this is a result of a misunderstanding of God is the result, our inability to conceive of God creating from nothing, that's
human beings, when they create,
they manipulate, they create from that which already exists. We make this table. It's made from a tree, a tree, which was cut down, double chairs, buildings, we all make things we create things when things already exist.
So what they did was, they use this experience, human experience, and we create things from things already exist and put this experience onto God. So if God
existed, and there was nothing else besides him,
when he created what did He create? What if there was nothing else to do?
Tommy must have created for himself.
So this is where they ended up with this concept of God, creating for himself the creation of God becoming that creation.
If we look,
on the other hand,
the Christian belief,
they came to the concept that God created to advocate and
a series of philosophical
based on the concept, that when Adam
disobeyed God, that the same which Adam committed, was not forgiven by God, but was inherited generation, after generation after generation.
And that is said, By the time of Jesus and had become so great
that there was nothing human beings could do, to remove the sin from themselves. So, it required that God now make a unique sacrifice, which they explained was himself becoming a human being, and like,
sacrificing himself to himself,
sacrificing himself to himself, very similar to the new concept of the origin of the world and human beings etc.
And, they also add, that God became a man
to understand what it was like to be a man,
the sufferings of men,
the desires that they have, and the struggle to overcome it, they also explained that God became a man to, to know what it was like to be a man,
which implies also again, that God is like human beings,
we cannot know what it is like to be
somebody else, unless you are that somebody else
is human, human is a human qualities.
Whereas God created all things, knows how they work, doesn't have to be imagine what it is like to be a man.
But they are projected, this concept
projected the current demanded from human beings, the weaknesses of human beings on to God.
having looked at the situation amongst the major faiths of Hinduism and Christianity too large to run into the ground,
the question still remains, okay. Muslims hold that this is wrong. God did not become a man.
He never became a man. Nobody ever.
This question begins, why not?
People will ask, isn't God Able to do all things?
To all things?
and Muslims will have to respond by saying,
yes. Allah says in the body of law law commission, many times, not one guy twice, and that many times the
law says, indeed a law is Able to do all things. So the Christian or the Hindu would then
then why wouldn't God?
If he's able to do all this
is the valid question
on one level,
but actually, it is an invalid question. When one looks at the essence of the question, because
we have to go back to the concept of God itself.
Who is God?
God is generally accepted in the most primitive of societies. God has no beginning or end
has no beginning. It has nothing.
Now, if that is accepted, God has no beginning and no end.
Is it then reasonable to then ask?
Since God can do all things, Can God died?
This is ludicrous. This is ridiculous. This isn't a nonsensical question. Because if you already said that God has known me, that is one of the attributes of God, not having any to ask them, Can God die? No.
Because if God died, then he will no longer be God. We already said God is the one who has Go ahead.
Similarly to ask, Can God be born? We have to say no.
Even the Christian would say no.
God is one who has no beginning.
Something which the human mind can readily grasp.
atheist philosophers use the like I play with Christian philosophers
throwing out to them
Can God create a stone? Which is too heavy for him to lift?
Can God created stone, which is too heavy for you to lift?
Why was it for it is that the Christians because Christians say God didn't do anything? Okay, if your God can do anything, can he make a stone which is too heavy for him to lift? This was a problem.
This became a problem. Because in their minds that God can do anything, literally anything.
a thinking, rational, reasonable understanding
know if God is the greatest, this is one of his attributes, there's nothing greater than he a lot of luck.
Then that means that for him to create something greater than himself means he's no longer gonna
So what we're saying here is that when we speak of God, being able to do all things, this does not include all the absurdities things which would make God no longer God.
Because God is gone.
So not included in God, being able to do all things are the things which would make God no longer God, a God that guy is a God that is born of God that creates things greater than himself. No.
Those are absurdities.
Now the concept
of God becoming a man is also an absurdity, included in that same category of absurdities. Because man is creation.
God is the Creator,
empty create your become his creation, then he is in need of a creator.
He is no longer the Creator. Once he becomes his creation, then he becomes in need of a creator. So it is a contradiction in terms.
The Creator cannot become this creation,
just that the creation cannot become the Creator.
So the idea that God became a man is an absurdity.
it contradicts the concept is the fundamental concept of God being the Creator. The art created, created
the true creator.
That idea will be contradicted by accepting that God became a man
as I said at the very beginning,
this is a critical issue,
a fundamental issue, which distinguishes between
true religion and false religion.
True Religion holds, that God did not become an event.
And the false religions that have around us in the world today, are you nonnamous,
in promoting the idea that God became a man, either one time, or many times.
This is a very important point
to use as a basis of explaining the fundamental beliefs of Islam,
the oneness of God,
the Oneness in the sense that God is not nearly one among
gods, because when you say, God is one, I mean, as I say, for example, this end
is one pin.
But you could have been, there may be many other pins around
our concept is not a concept is not that God is one in this sense.
But that God is one in the unique sex, as you said, late second dimension,
that there is nothing like him.
His oneness is a unique one.
I want ness which is not like the one thing single unitary things of this world, which is divisible into parts and pieces.
Like the Christian egg theory for explaining how God has three in one
where Christians will say, Well, you know, the egg, it has a shell, it has the white, it has the yolk, all of that together makes the egg.
That's how God is God, the Father, God, the Son of God, the Holy Spirit. But we say no, that's an egg. Maybe your God is an egg. What are God is the true God.
He's not divisible into parts.
He is unique. It is oneness.
I hope that the points of the uniqueness of Islam is belief in the oneness of God,
the uniqueness of God
and that He is the Creator, that he does not become his creation is not clear to you.
And I hope that you would convey this concept those of you that are Muslims in the audience, that you will convey this concept to others. If you are more than a confused concept yourself, that the human soul is divine, and that human being sometimes can become God, that you would clear up this concept for yourself, remove it, because it is false. It has many, many problems with it. If you believe that your soul is divine, and you go to hell, what do you want to say about that? That a part of God is punished in our
problems. Even logic tells me this kind of belief he's got problems with it. There's something wrong here.
No. human soul is created a
lot of logic.
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To make questions that are raised beyond any additional lecture, Shambala the questions will be limited to one or two minutes maximum. And we want this question to relate to a subject matter.
I have a question regarding or it's a comment in about four to six weeks from now the Christian world we celebrate the Christmas time, a lot of Muslims, they share this kind of rituals of the Christmas, and still be things that we have still a good soldier and we don't believe that God is a man.
It would be very nice if you would make any comment on this kind of point, since Muslims in a growing number in different parts of the Islamic world are celebrating this kind of
festivity or Sarah.
Actually, this question is not really related to directly related to our topic.
I would like to take it to that towards the end and focused on ones which were more directed into a topic, especially if we had you know, from our non listening guests who are here in the audience. You know, we'd like to hear from them in them by our to give them the opportunity to raise any questions that they would like to make, you know, it's a tendency in our gatherings as Muslims tend to dominate the questions and our guests hardly get an opportunity to raise any questions at all.
So if we have an analyst in the audience, which would like to raise a question, then I'd like to give priority to our guests, the guests for today.
You have any would like to raise the question,
Is there a question more directly related to the topic?
more directly related to the topic?
I've had two questions.
First of all, thank you for the nice lecture. And my first question is, can we as Muslims call Allah God, as we always do in our code? We know that Allah gave us his names in
front of them. And can we translate his name? Danny, we know that Christianity translated the name of God to God, but can we still we like to sell cars we say thank God these things, we should say. Can we just say
as we do lectures, so Okay, so
Okay, this is
this is an issue
Which pops up from time to time, which I find is really a very, you know, semantic.
Here's the thing, you know, issue really, because a lot of refers to himself as Killa. mogul.
What does it mean? It means God, your God, whatever his name is alakina, which means.
So for us to use, God reveals godly meaning the capital G, which means the god,
it's not the problem, it shouldn't be a problem. In fact, some people have even gone to the extreme of claiming, that's a last name, you know, a lot is the name which was used by all of the prophets of God. And this is a very, very far out play it really, if we consider that the profits came to, you know, all nations and tribes as as there's a lot of sediment landed back in Africa, lumati Rasulullah, Abdullah was sent to every nation to try and messenger you know, calling the people to worship a lot of white false gods. And the law says he only sent messengers speaking the language of the people, and then he's going, they're going to be using languages other than the language of the
people. No, this is nonsensical. The point is that, whether we call a law,
in the sense of the title of God, and it's certainly the Name of God, the title of God, you know, in an English God or Diaz in Spanish or handled in, in Korea, or you know, whatever, this is not an issue, as long as we're referring to the creator of the universe, you know, was not a part that part of his creation, etc, etc. That is our understanding, then to use other terms should not be a problem loss at the name given to God in Arabic, a law This is a unique name, no doubt. But Allah also refers to himself as
the Navajo, etc.
The second question is,
I agree with the concept that our sword is not defined, but do you have any of that, so that when we like, discuss with the Sumerians, or Sufism,
what does that mean
that the sword is not defined?
Well, I don't know. Yes, I mean, this topic, actually, I have explained it at length in a book which I wrote called the fundamentals of tawheed, which is available with the Tamia center, and it's a topic of a lecture in itself, don't try to deal with it completely, but it is enough to say that when Allah refers to things, he refers to some things as
literally, from himself, his mercy
right, his love this is alone,
but when he when he also refers to aspects of his creation is also begins. So we know that these two relationships exist and even in our language, we talk about my hand, for example, we talked about my book, but it's my book the same as my hand, don't use the same terminology, my hand is a part of me My book is not something which I possess, right. So, when we look at that, in the context, you know, of the explanations given by problems are set up by the angel coming and blowing the spirits into the the child, you know, when he reaches a certain stage of development, you know, we can understand that though his spirit the angel is using is doing this Allah refers to it as him doing it, as he
refers to him doing things which human beings do in other contexts. You know, as you said, when I made the intro beta for liking the barraba problems, I sell them through dust as his enemies and it reached all the way across the valley to reach their their faces, you know, many, many hundreds of yards away, you know, that's throwing at the broadside send them did a lot of different throwing. So, you know, when you put all of that together, this is where we end up.
Everything question there is often a fluctuation between the person used by the Holy Quran sometimes God
speaks to mankind as we, but then he turns to the third person as your God. Could you explain this? First let me say before explaining this, the term the holy or
The Holy Bible, yes.
Christians refer to their book as the Holy Bible
under influence, the influence of Christian culture, Western culture, we have ended up now saying, the Holy Quran and the Holy Prophet
do we find this in the statements of the prophets in the bottom of the Sahaba? etc? No, it is a Christian concept.
There is no Holy crap, there is a third of the magnificent corner of Veronica de novo and we have all of that, but the hologram
we don't have it. So it is something which wasn't there must have innovated, which we need to correct as soon as possible. Um, it's not a major does mean a person becomes a mushrik. You know, you're worshiping other than God, because he said this, but we should know that it is incorrect terminology. You know, when we use certain terminology, like issues of God and not this is another area, but area only we don't have any precedents for that. The brother asked, where's the evidence? I said, Okay. The law says, it is referred to as the law. So we have evidence, but for Holy crap, Holy Prophet, we have no evidence.
So, we should refrain from using that terminology.
Now, the shift, which we find it
worrying a lot refers to himself in singular terms and plural terms. This is only a an aspect of Ireland language, that the use of the plural, which is commonly referred to as the majestic, we exist even in English. When
Queen Elizabeth, she announces to her subjects that she's going to travel to
America or wherever she says, We will travel this was
using the plural to indicate special position, honor, etc. This is common in Arabic, we greet each other, so I let go.
Go make you all but there's only one. Technically speaking, you say Sarah Malaika if you're a masculine or salovaara key if you're a feminine, but we say salaam aleikum.
So this user plural exists not only in Arabic, it exists in the semantic languages. This is why you will also find in the Bible, a lot of referring to himself. What is authentic? Maybe it's erotica, maybe you don't enjoy forms.
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Is there anything in particular, around the truce? bunnies?
Okay, I read this question. For those of you who couldn't make it out of the gamble, the sound is not that strong.
Is there anything from Jewish beliefs that indicate they hold that God became a man?
we can find a text
which has to do
with Prophet Jacob
that he wrestles
with an individual
and as they describe this process of wrestling, etc. It implies that God, Jacob is actually wrestling with a lot.
They say the name Israel means the one who wrestled with God.
So, there are implications of it. There. Though the Jews don't make it that basic part of their belief system. They don't make it a basic part of their belief system. They do have that in the text of their scripture.
Furthermore, you can also find many references, where God is portrayed in human terms.
For example, when Adam ate from the tree, Adam and Eve in the tree, they realized that you're wrong, they went to the head. It described the Genesis that Adam could hear God's footsteps in the garden.
And God called them either Where are you and find out where animism is hiding behind a tree, portray God in this kind of, you know, human terms are able to no walking in the garden, you can hear his footsteps. Now, God is also described as feeling sorry about what he thought to do to the Jews, you know, repenting. All of these terminology, the use of the gods to God, in the Old Testament, is specifically the area which differentiates Torah can find a number of references like that, in the title book, which is the Tafseer, the Jewish Tafseer of the Torah. They have many references where they speak about God, you know, having conferences with the rabbis, you know, before he does
something on the earth, He has a conference where the rabbi's get their permission, and then he goes and does certain things, you know, again, the Lord God to this point of, you know, almost being the personal servant of the Jewish people, when they need something is their, their personal God, the Lord God of Israel, he became sort of like a personalized God, if there's like, somebody has a god and we rub them out for the genie pops up, you have three wishes, you tell him to do this, or do that, you know, that is sort of God to them, you know, and that's that the garden is committed to them to do whatever they need, whatever Israel needs, etc, etc.
There is a question I want to know the answer regarding the question in your lecture, Can God be the stone which he cannot carry? No.
Know because we said that contradicts God, a God. That is a ludicrous question, which we don't really entertain. Because the concept involves canceling or negating the divinity of God's quality of being God.
But the most of the women
begin Islamic greetings to a man that is not from her heart and meaning and it wasn't a woman say Salaam Alaikum La Land. Yes.
Islamic Islam does not forbid it wasn't in culture as African in it. But of course, if it is done, it should be done in a businesslike fashion. And we're gonna do something very dangerous, we're gonna have to be very conscious of
because if there's somebody that they like, then they will fix it in a row.
If it's somebody that you know that they don't continue deciding, hey, this is the one that you have to use right? If you're going to say Salaam Alaikum then you must use the one which isn't god you know the softness in the boys and job is D So the point is that it should be is this like
okay, we'll take this as the last question. Why
Yeah, okay, I think I better unless this topic is in us in the middle of off our topic someone right. You know, ask me about greeting etc. If you got a question which is right on the topic. So I'm running out of
time, Amina, my question is about Tosca and decided
it was actually
okay to be baptized.
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miscarriages, that we cannot make it to us.
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remade as the Terminator essentially divided by the love
for this side escape, so please give me a job. Give me a minute. Give me a soldier. I could be somebody. This is what I wanted to ask. Okay, now what what can you get formation should elicit I'm trying to create analogies
that this is a very minor
and you just want to know,
again, this topic, the concept of intercession. It's a it's a big topic.
The book which I did, again, the fundamentals of photography has a whole section dealing with it. It is worth reading for those of you want to go into more detail. But we have to look at what is the assets? What is the idea behind this?
What happens person does this that he calls upon God through others, it comes from the idea
common in our world, that if you want to get something done,
you must use some kind of intermediary, you want to see the president of the country, you can't just go to his office, log on to the door and say, Hey, listen, I'd like to have a conversation with you.
You have to find somebody who knows somebody who knows somebody who knows somebody, no, I didn't this way or requests or your desires can be fulfilled. So people will present this, you know, as a rationale for explaining why you need to go through somebody, because you yourself, you try to approach God Who are you.
You I know by completing so many sales, etc. Now you want to get to God, you need to get this to somebody who's close to God.
Somebody who will call when he, for example, I said
he was close to God. Therefore, if you want to get into God, the best thing is to use his position relative to God to get your prayers answered.
But prophet promises lol, he told his own doctor Fatima, oh, Fatima, work, do whatever you can for yourself, because I get nothing for you.
There's nothing I can do problems, I suddenly was not able to help, I will turn it out of the Hellfire, it's up to them to carry everything else and they could never do. So it is delusion on our part to think that we can call on others, or utilize the closeness of others to allow us to benefit ourselves.
Allah deals with us directly. He's not like the cables of the presidents and the directors and the managers of this world. A law says it only has the developer call on me. And I will answer your prayers. He didn't say call on somebody close to me. He said call on me.
Well, my question is basically the creation of man, and the relationship between God. And I can quote and it was actually yours, I read some of your books about how the Prophet Muhammad was allowed to descend into the heavens.
And also the creation of man, how many was created, I believe there's like tops here, given about the creation of pattern. And who was kind of something like that.
He was his is the claim that was brought to create him was coming from all parts of the earth have different colors? I would kind of like them to clarify. Exactly, you know, what is the understanding for us as human beings, Muslims, because for me, the thing is, it's giving me an idea or, you know, a visual idea of how it was created and how the angels passed by him. And then they ask a lot of ideas, you create something so how it coincides with what the crowd is saying, like this sort of unclear the kind of things
with a like a look like Krishna, they look into the picture Jesus and say, This is Jesus, you know. So the thing is, I want to know, what is there Tafseer out there? And do you have any kind of clarity about that?
the concept of man's creation, the details of how to place
this is not been given to us. There are stories, you know, many of which are not authentic, you know, describing the process, but really, we don't have anything authentic, clarifying the details.
What we do know, as you did mention, is that data was created from Earth from all over the planet. And this was informing us that the variety which exists amongst us today, existed with atoms at the time of creation, the classification process, where did all this variety of people come from? We came from Adam. He had these qualities in itself. It was in his genes, all of us and all of our forms etc. existed with him.
The concept of God's creation of Adam should be one in which we think of God actually,
molding and as a human being would mold and, you know, a image of clay or whatever is not that process that a law lawyer describes the making of either again, you know, with the agent, agency of the angels, etc, he became first with us being is making it as the lawyer is employing that make the decision to make it.
And the details of it, as I said, we don't need to get into it. A lie didn't go into the details for us, because it is really not relevant. It really is of no relevance. We know a lot of people like him. He said, he created Adam this way, that way, whatever, we just go with that. And then we just we don't get it to the anthropomorphic type types of understandings, you know, we start to conceive of God, in terms
a different question.
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just remembering. It was something like someone who was told I'm not sure. But when Adam? When when the real? Yeah, he went into his soul, and it got leaked out to this nosy.
Nice. Yeah, this is the part of the story. But this is not a no, it's a before and the first thing you need to do with one is this. Because this is coming from any Muslim, so it needs to be clear for the Muslims to be aware of these things, you know, because people are coming with all this information. And for me, I couldn't except for you, you know what I mean, I just feel that the last input, if I can find it, it is. Because these things, these ideologies, can mix up a Muslim, that he's not based, thoroughly. So there was that the point is that, whenever we get into these kind of areas, it's very important that we ensure that the information that we have is authentic. That's the
beginning point, right, then after we've confirmed its authenticity, then we have to look at it in the light of whatever else we know about this law. Because anytime you're taking text, either statement of the problems and solve them, or a statement from the plan, and you take it out of the context of the whole scenario, and have the whole plan, then you can change meanings, you can create understandings which are contrary to the understanding that was intended.
As your brother in law says, holy crime is incorrect, so explain
me to be how God can be correct.
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temper chances Well, again, but I touched up by the limit. You know, the point here,
Holy Quran, as I said, has no basis in the book, or in the Sunnah of the Prophet Moses, Allah or his companions. It has no basis.
Whereas God has a basis in the Koran and in the sadhana. The term God is used, it may not be God, English God, but it is God Arabic God.
Enough, I mean, these terms are used in reference to God. So it has amazing it has a basic, so it is legitimate to use it. And just as it has a feminine version Ilaha. Goddess, they have also gods and goddesses don't exist in Arabic. Also, the gods still use the term Isla reference to himself.
Okay, these are our last two questions. And the question of the brother concerning Christmas. We'll try to do and these are the last questions actually, the statement of our chairman here.
Why didn't just describe the current understanding of God has taught to them by Jesus. This is the work of Satan.
This is the work of Satan.
Christianity, a true followers of Jesus. They did not call out the teachings of Jesus
They continue those teachings, as I mentioned, James was referred to as the brother of Jesus. What the mother means here means even Western scholars and uncertain, some say it means his cousin. Some say it is in reference to
close to him, no writing different explanations that are given for it. And it for our purposes, we don't need to get into it. But we're not going to argue that it was, in fact, actually to the brother of Jesus, that time is a friend is referred to by that term. And he was a big figure in early Christianity, a finger who has been deleted from modern Christianity. vast majority of Christians, if you ask them they know about James, the brother of Jesus, what do you say the brother? Hey, you know, you go to max versus you go to their mentioned that you mentioned in the gospels, people read it, they don't even
get to their mind when you start thinking, what does this mean? Let us find out. So, he has been written out of
the texts, which are used in modern Christianity, but he exists as a prominent figure, the leader of Christianity in the first three decades after the time of Jesus.
So the corrupt understanding was not taught by early Christians, but by Paul, a conference suppose a conference from Judaism, who promoted the patronize ation of
Jesus concept of Jesus, or the concept of God, having a son, becoming a man etc, etc. And in Greek and Roman Christians, they put backing behind it, and eventually became, by the fourth century, the dominant belief amongst Christians
presents us with a disruption in the process of corruption proceed.
My book, The true message of Jesus Christ, I do outline in there, the stages by which the Trinitarian concept, the concept of Jesus was God took the whole and I also identify there, the monotheist, those who have stuck firmly to the monotheistic believes, how they continue to hold it for a number of centuries, you know, the fourth century, when the decision was made your comfort nicea, to confirm that Jesus was God, three gods and one at cetera, the bishop, the presbytery of Alexandria areas, he was the one who, one of the dissenters who refused to sign the document. And as a result, he was excommunicated, rather than a heretic. And his followers were hunted down. And you
know what happened, etc. After that? is explained there also the the book called Jesus, the prophet of Islam, in which I thought, man, he traces the evolution of monotheism amongst Christians, you know, from the past until present day.
What do you think is the root cause of weakness in Islamic world as a whole? As we can see, very obvious thing to say that
in some countries, the Muslims are being oppressed in regards to slavery.
And slavery comes from inside as well. It's not really related to our topic.
This concept will be dealt with in the lecture, which I do tomorrow evening on the clash of civilizations.
I will now deal with a question which our brother asked the very first question.
I know he's attend to what he's tried to cancel and people before they left, sorry about that, you know, some of those who may have
this idea that there's nothing wrong with
taking part in Christmas celebrations, you know, either directly or indirectly. We don't necessarily believe what they believe. But just being cordial, you know, as they wish us happy. We say to them after Christmas, you know, what's the harm? You don't believe they don't need to just be cordial? Well, the point is that it is not permitted for a Muslim to read and Chris Christie a Happy Christmas. Merry Christmas. It is not. It is around.
The greeting Merry Christmas is taking part in the celebration of
The Birth of God,
the IBL, which is completely against Islamic teachings, fundamentally against Islamic teachings, to express it, even in our geology, or you know, trying to be friendly or whatever is not acceptable.
It is the duty of Muslims, if they are wished.
Whatever Merry Christmas, then it is the duty of Muslims to clarify to the non Muslims, that this is not really appropriate.
Jesus, even the date of Jesus's birth is not
was something developed many, many years after the time of Jesus, they're already 300 years out to use this time, they never celebrated anybody's birthday, because it was known that birthday celebrations was pagan.
This is why in the Bible, the only people you hear celebrate the birthday was Pharaoh, the pagan ruler of Egypt, inherit the pagan ruler of Palestine. These are the only people celebrating birthdays, pagan moments, it was not the Jewish tradition to celebrate birthdays at all, no to be pagan. So already mistakes were made. Actually identity struggles amongst Christians in the 13th to 15th 18th centuries, where they struggle amongst each other some who are both lovers of Christmas, the early Puritans, you know, went to America, they were opposed to it, they didn't celebrate Christmas in America for hundreds of years. It's not until the Germans came that when the Germans
the Germans rang and celebrated Christmas, they brought it later, and it became popular and they started celebrating it. But the early
Christians that went to America did not celebrate Christmas, it was considered heretical. So even from a Christian point of view is not acceptable. But if we go and want to try to explain to a Christian,
who feels you know, what's the harm? We have to explain to them?
When a Christian says to us, happy,
either fitter, or even.
We have to ask them, Do you really not believe in this aid? Do you really
not sharing us the concepts of aid? is a lot what is it about? It is celebrating Prophet Abraham has preparedness to sacrifice his son, you believe that?
So you're saying happy, ageless is joining us from something you believe in? What do you say a happy way to center the idea that after fasting, giving, sharing with others do not believe in the concept of fasting didn't Moses and Jesus both fast for 40 days and nights without eating anything? You believe in it? It's a part of your belief. So st was happy, you're sharing things that we believe in? Whereas, if a Satan worship You, Christian,
my friend, because if a Satan worshiper came to you and said to you, how many sentence days? Would you reply to them? Have you saved in stage?
One, it's just audio? Oh, no, because the idea of saying that today is evil.
This is even.
The point is for us as Muslims.
If we don't believe that God was born on the 25th of December,
then where did that idea come from?
Me Jesus never taught it.
His disciples thought it.
Then where do you think the idea that God was born on the 25th of December came from?
Christmas, in reality, it's safe to
a tiny idea
is an idea of misguidance.
It is the basis of people who believe that God became a man it was born.
It is Satanism.
This is not the Bible. God never revealed it. God never taught it to say that he taught it
to human beings. That idea spread and it's become commonplace today.
A bunch of questions I'd like to ask it but it's already been asked to stop at this point. Perhaps you can catch me up on the question I can try to answer it for you or raise it in the lecture tomorrow. You can come back tomorrow sequences I want to move on to ours.
Brothers and sisters, the model
and the title of the clash of civilizations