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Alhamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah.
All praise is due to Alon molars Peace and blessings beyond the last messenger of Allah.
This is the first session of our series in the names of Allah.
we will begin with an introduction
to the names of Allah to understanding how we are to address them, how we act to approach them,
to set the stage for
studying the 99 Names of Allah.
So, this is the first part of our introduction.
And we begin by just grasping
where does this title come from?
And this series, the concept in the series of behind the series, where is it coming from?
It is coming from the Quran itself, from Surah Al are off. That is the seventh chapter.
Were in Allah Subhana. Allah has said to us
well in line a smile listener, the Most Beautiful Names belong only to Allah,
so call on Him by or with them.
While he lay him a smile on persona.
Father Oh, who behalf the Most Beautiful Names belong only to Allah.
So call on Him by or with them.
calling on a law is the most obvious and basic act of worshipping Him.
So what does it mean to call on him? By all with his name's
Evan Okay, I am
a 14th century Muslim theologian
suggested that making supplication to Allah using his names has two fundamental levels.
One supplication of praise and glorification, and two supplication of requesting and pleading.
So the first phase
praise is indicated by a laws instruction to its creatures to glorify and praise Him frequently, as in the following verse.
Yeah, you Ella Dina Ave with Kuru law, the Quran kathira
whatsap bihu book Ratan wa sila.
all believers remember Allah often and glorify His praises in the morning and the evening. This is in Surah Allah xap chapter 33
verses 41 and two.
We also find from the Sunnah Abdullah bin Massoud, quoting the Prophet sallahu wa sallam is saying
because no one is more displeased with misbehavior than a law.
He forbade public and private corruption
and because no one appreciates appropriate praise more than a law. He praised himself
like I had the other day
aluminium law he finally danika Herman Farrar heshe, Mahara minha Why am I button?
Well, I had a hub boo, la Hill mid ha, min Allah felida Lika Maha nafsa.
This, of course, does not mean that Allah desires the praise of his creatures,
but that he is very pleased when his creatures praise Him,
because their praise is one of the main ways to worship Him, which is itself a fulfillment of the very purpose of their creation.
request is indicated by a law's instruction to his creatures, to only call on Him in prayer, and to ask him for their needs. As in the following verse from Surah alafaya
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say, the whole Luna Johanna Doherty.
Your Lord said, call on me, and I will answer you.
Indeed, those too proud to worship me will enter how utterly disgraced.
And on one occasion, the Prophet sallallahu wasallam gave special advice to Eminem, bass, as a young boy, saying to him,
he does an ultra fast alila What is that stand? For Stein bill.
If you ask, ask only Allah.
And if you seek help seek it only from Allah.
And he elevated this to the point where he said that whoever can guarantee me that he will not ask anybody for anything.
I will guarantee him or her paradise.
Now, the appropriate Divine Name, because the names are beautiful names, we know about them.
There are 99, and we'll be looking at that later. But
scholars spoke about the appropriateness of a last names, even altium,
who was from the 14th century, 14th century theologian, as we mentioned, further propose that one should strive to ask for each and everything one desires, using an appropriate Divine Name related to the request. So it's not just random names, anyhow, anyway.
At any time,
for example, one should say, forgive me, oh, Allah,
and have mercy on me, because you are the oft Forgiving, the Most Merciful, instead of saying, because you are the all hearing and the all seeing.
Again, we understand that
the name and its usage should be appropriate appropriate for this circumstance. For what it is we're asking about, there's a connection, it's real, it's not like magic, you know, magical name, you just say the name.
Anyhow, anywhere, anytime.
And the name is going to, you know, like Abracadabra,
or if the here simsim. Open sesame and the cave opens up. It's not this kind of usage of last names. If one reflects on the recorded supplications of the messenger sallallahu wasallam. He or she will find that they conform to these principles. For example,
the recommended prayer, which the prophet SAW send them gave for the night of destiny
lander to other when I asked him, What should we say?
If we feel or realize that this is the night of other, he said to say Allahumma inaka fu one to have Bula fwaa for only Allah, indeed you are forgiving and you love forgiveness. So, forgive me. This is a perfect example.
If no cam further suggested that for every one of our laws attributes, there are particular acts of worship related to that particular attribute and necessitated by it.
Let's look at that again. If not, I am suggested what that for every one of our laws, attributes,
names and attributes, the attributes are a consequence of the names, there are particular acts of worship related to that particular attribute and necessitated by it actually an earlier scholar from the 12th century, a Spanish Muslim scholar by the name of Eben Alavi
that Allah should be called upon, by and with every Divine Name that is appropriate.
For example, you went on to say, you should say, Oh, you who are merciful, have mercy on me. Or, oh, you who are wise, decide my affair for me,
or old provider provide for me.
For yet, all you guides, guide me see the connection between calling on that name recognizing, praising Allah, in his
glory, in that name, then requesting what is relative and relevant to that name. So this is something
you could say,
digested, we've understood it, it is part of our natural
way of reaching out to Allah.
even a lot of be pointed out that some names like a law,
and Rob, Lord, are general, an all inclusive, and as such can be used for supplication in all situations, and for every matter.
saying, oh, Allah,
have mercy on me, oh, Allah guide me who Allah decide for my affair.
It works. So where the name is general,
what we're asking for is covered where the name is specific, than what we're asking for should be related to the name. That's, that's to utilize the name properly.
You know, that is utilizing that name properly as a law toeless call on him.
Federal who we
call on Him, with them, or by them. So we do it in a way which is sensible. It's not non sensible, none nonsense, just using the names randomly anyhow, anyway. And we'll be looking at this random use of last names, you know, and how that is, in fact,
displeasing to Allah. It is abuse of our last names. Anyway, let's move on to the issue of
the appropriateness of the names.
Because we are supposed to live a life of worship
and ally instructs the believers
to call on him by his names. So somehow, the various aspects of our lives of worship should be connected with his names.
In practical terms, all elements of the believers life shouldn't
manifest and reflect the worship of Allah
Most great and glorious. This concept was expressed in the Quran in a DIRECT address to Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam and his followers, which remains enshrined in the Quran until the last day.
Allah said, The Prophet Muhammad Salah was born
in a Salafi. Why not Suki? Well mahiya why Mati, then I hear a bill alamy
will be danika omega two for an hour well muslimeen
say, indeed my prayers, my sacrifices, my living and my dying are for Allah, Lord of the worlds who is without partner. This is what I've been commanded to do. And I am the first of those who submit.
The ultimate goal of human life is to make every aspect of living pleasing to Allah, pleasing to God.
By that is meant that life should be lived to the fullest, in accordance with God's instructions.
Living life to the fullest does not necessarily mean doing everything that one can possibly do.
As there are many harmful things, which should not be done.
Living a life.
A full life means doing everything islamically permissible,
recommended, obligatory, which one can do while avoiding everything disliked and prohibited by the ultimate legislator, Allah Himself.
So, worshipping Allah, through his most beautiful names, means living righteous lives, in the glorious light of the Divine Names of a law
that will involve knowing the names because if you don't know them, how can you live according to them, understanding them relative to a law and relative to his creation. Again, if we don't understand them, we're using them randomly and out of place and out of sequence or whatever
and deducing how to apply them in our day to day life.
That requires a proper understanding.
Much has been written on the names and their understanding. Consequently, in this series, we will focus primarily on realizing the Most Beautiful Names of Allah in our daily lives.
learning how we can
utilize them in our day to day lives.
This is the main focus of this series.
Now, the status of knowledge concerning a laws, Beautiful Names
is something that we should be clear on.
Why focus on the laws Beautiful Names.
Why not focus on
what Allah has instructed us to do?
What is instructed us not to do halal haram etc.
The bottom line is that
when we're looking at seeking knowledge, which has been made obligatory for every Muslim male and female.
When the prophet SAW Selim said,
tolerable elmy Farida, Allah Kula Muslim, seeking knowledge is compulsory for every Muslim.
He said that knowing that knowledge has many branches, and numerous levels,
however, we have to prioritize because people use this heavy if tolerable enemy for either
Equally Muslim, which is true, authentic, solid, Islamic, but they use it to go running off doing anything and everything in search of knowledge.
And the most critical things
thrown to the wayside.
meaningless, not beneficial.
Reality is that we have to prioritize the various branches of knowledge
in order to acquire the most important areas of knowledge before the less important areas, putting the cart before the horse. We know what happens.
though cart is supposed to go after the horse. So the horse needs and he pulls the cart, you put the cart in front of the horse, what is he gonna do? He's gonna trample the cart, it's chaos. So, we have to put things in their proper order.
In fact, there are even areas of knowledge which Muslims, we as Muslims are advised to avoid.
knowledge for the sake of knowledge, which is a popular saying in the West, I
heard it said to me on numerous occasions when I studied in university in Canada
islamically speaking, it's not
the acceptable way for knowledge.
The gaining of knowledge is gaining knowledge for its benefit.
Yes, that takes priority over everything else. Not as just because you want to know you're going to go and get this knowledge just to know.
Well, if you have nothing else left to do, in life, cool, no problem.
But if you still have a life to live,
you should prioritize your knowledge.
gaining knowledge for its benefit, is a basic Islamic principle,
which is based on a well known Hadees narrated by Jabir develop the law.
He quoted the processor lemma saying criador nasci and far home Linda is
the best people are those most beneficial to other people.
To the mass.
Those who are most beneficial to the masses are the best.
So it's about the benefit. They're using the knowledge in a way that they benefit the greatest numbers of people, they are the best in the sight of Allah.
Ultimately, where people understand their benefit, they're also the best in the sight of people.
At the same time, Prophet Mohammed Salim also taught his followers to seek refuge in a law from useless knowledge
is this knowledge.
He said Allahumma inni are also becoming elmen ly and far
used to make this draw often, or Allah I seek refuge in You from knowledge, which is of no benefit.
knowledge which is of no benefit.
When they ask, What do you mean by that knowledge, which is of no benefit? Well, it can be of no benefit from two perspectives. One, it's false knowledge,
or two it is inappropriate knowledge, knowledge being given to those who can't comprehend it or at the wrong time, etc, etc.
So, knowledge which is like false knowledge, we all know
Right. Darwin's theory of evolution,
which claims that we evolved from
origins as monkeys, monkeys are cousins, or uncles, grandfathers, etc. You know, we're just part of that.
rate of life
knowledge is a low benefit, like in madrasa in schools, where
we we're teaching kids in grade one about hat.
We have some teachers,
teaching the little kids grade one, hedge the matter, had a fraud,
had spit on
weight. These kids haven't even made Hajj, they're there, it's not even obligatory on them. And you're gonna give them the details of hatch, the fine details, this is useless knowledge for them.
This is useless knowledge, where you just grade one, you know, as you're going around the Kaaba, just
rites of Hajj
and we pray to Allah.
That's enough for them.
So it's appropriate knowledge, knowledge, at its, or in its appropriate time.
if we look at the benefit
of knowing our last names and attributes,
why we should prioritize them.
We have to
grasp the fact
that we were informed by a loss my thought,
Well, my selected agenda will insert in Lally, Abu.
I only created the jinn and humankind, to worship me alone.
We were not created
to eternally toil and struggle in this transient material world. This is not what we are created for.
We do it, it's part of our existence. But the core, what's most important, is
So if worship of Allah is the most important concern of human life,
knowledge of exactly who God is, and who is not, becomes a precondition, in order to fulfill this necessary responsibility in human lives.
So, religious knowledge,
beginning with knowledge of tawheed, that is Islamic monotheism, the core of the Islamic concept of Allah and existence,
should be given priority over all other knowledge in the education of a Muslim.
That's the bottom line. Because if we become doctors, lawyers, engineers,
and whatever else, is considered great and important in this life. But we haven't haven't understood who Allah is
and implemented that knowledge in our lives,
our lives are wasted.
have failed in the sight of God.
We may have succeeded in the sight of people, people will look at us as great scientists, great doctors great, this and that and the other, but in reality,
we have failed.
farmer in the fields, planting rice
each day, making his prayers or her prayers, turning to Allah, worshiping Him regularly, etc. He has succeeded or she has succeeded, where those
who are considered successful in this world have not
So, tau hid, or a knowledge of a laws unity is unique unity not just as unity but is unique unity. Why add that? Because of course, Christians say God
is one God.
he's made about three gods in one God, you know. So we're talking about when we're talking about the oneness of God, monotheism
from the correct understanding the understanding that the check was held by Jesus and Moses and the prophets before the God's peace and blessings be upon all of them, not something made up by Muslims today.
It's one belief, this unique unity
covers his dominion over creation
has special names and attitude attributes
and how he is to be properly worshipped.
How this will be maintained in all aspects of human existence.
It has various fields of knowledge.
And all of these fields together comprise the science of the heat.
The quest for knowledge should begin.
When we look at all the various aspects of the lobby. He said, The quest of knowledge should begin from tower Hadler smile was the fact he said in actual words, the excellence of a field of knowledge is determined by the importance of its subject matter.
Therefore, since the Creator is the highest and most excellent subject worthy of consideration, knowledge of his names must be the highest and most noble branch of knowledge.
For this reason,
the verses and chapters which acquaint human beings with a laws, names and attributes are the most excellent passages of the car.
For example, I had to kursi
that's verse 255, of the second chapter of the grind.
This is a firm in authentic hobbies. As the most virtuous verse in the last book.
The prophet SAW Selim his companion, obey even Cobb,
who was well known as one of the best reciters of the Grand the best among those who had memorized and taught the Quran. He said, A law's messenger asked me, Oh,
do you know which verse of a last book is greatest relative to you?
Relative to you?
Alon is messenger know best.
He again asked,
do you know which verse of a laws book is greatest relative to you? I said, again, a law
there is no God, but he the ever living the subsisting Allahu Allah in
there, thereupon he patted my chest
may knowledge always be pleasant for you? Oh, I will move
this verse, but we call ayatul kursi.
This verse is an in depth description of a law and its attributes
worthy for every Muslim
to have gone through.
And the prophet SAW seldom used to recite it every night before going to bed.
And he encouraged us all to do the same. recite it and reflect on it.
Not just recite it as a ritual.
Did you do it of course he I did it No. recited having reflected on it's the meaning of
sector of this whole verse, so long verse
Furthermore, according to the prophets, I send them the 112 chapter Surah Al tawheed
commonly known as Surah Al a class combines is to call it sweat or hate now today if you ask anybody do you know sir I thought he they're gonna say, huh, is this a surah culto? He'd never heard that. Well, so, where I left last is what we know it does. Now, because it became more popularly called by that name, but the name commonly used amongst the Sahaba was surah Tao heed.
The prophet SAW Selim
said that it equals 1/3 of the Quran.
I will say that for three he narrated that a companion of the prophets I seldom heard another companion repeating
say, he Allah is unique, or who Allahu Ahad.
The first race of Surah At though heat
over and over during the night.
When the morning came, you went to the province I sell them and derisively mentioned it to him. He thought the province or something was going to, you know, say what an idiot Why is he doing this?
The province I sell them instead he responded to him saying,
one lady enough CBD in Han,
by the one in whose hand lies my soul?
Indeed, it is equivalent to 1/3 of the Quran.
I will say and
that On another occasion, Allah His Messenger asked his companions, isn't any of you able to recite 1/3 of the Quran in a single night?
is a big challenge for brands when they read the process. And let's say that what,
besides 1/3 of the grind in a single night,
because they found this difficult, the prophet SAW Selim, because he expected they were going to find it difficult, he replied, who amongst you?
is able to do that? No, the companions asked, Who amongst us, is able to do that though messenger of Allah.
And he wanted them to ask that question. Because he wanted this message to sink into their minds.
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a lot of the unique the self sufficient is 1/3 of the grind.
Some scholars explain that the verses of the Grand mainly address three basic elements, laws,
promises and warnings and the laws names and attributes.
And I will also narrated from the process and then something similar.
He said that the process Allen said Indeed Allah Most great and glorious divided the Quran into three parts and made say he allies unique.
One of the parts of the garage.
what we're stressing here is
the chapter about Alaska heat is attributes. The verse greatest verse in the Quran, about about a laws tawheed is unity is monotheistic, unique oneness.
This was the greatest verse
Knowledge of Allah's names
People cannot realize the reality of worship and fulfill it in both
word and deed, if they do not have knowledge of all laws, names and attributes.
When the angels wondered about the consequence of human creation on Earth, a lion lightened them by teaching Adam the names of everything.
Since knowledge of a law is the root of all knowledge,
the Divine Names would have been the first names, which a law taught at him.
That knowledge elevated Adam above the rest of creation, and made him be fitting
for the angels in the gym, to prostrate in honor, before not frustrated worship, but straight in honor.
Faith increases with knowledge and action is the general principle in Islam. The more a person knows about a law and the verses of his book and applies them in his or her life, the more he or she increases in faith.
In the same way, if a person responds to a laws commands, his or her faith increases
knowledge of the names of laws
of allies names and attributes,
understanding their meanings,
acting according to them and supplicating to Allah with them, produces in the hearts of the worshipers, glorification and exaltation of the Creator, veneration and love of him,
hope for his mercy and fear of him as well as a reliance upon and turning to him.
In this way, a person realizes belief in the unique unique unity of a law in the depths of his or her heart.
He or she achieves true worship of Allah and submission to him.
And his or her heart finds contentment in the laws of greatness.
As I mentioned earlier,
following the understanding of the importance of knowing allies names,
since knowing the law is the most important thing that we can achieve in this life.
All success is based on knowing a law
and all failure is based on not knowing a law
either in practice,
faith and understanding.
Both actually have to be their
I did mention earlier, as you all know,
and as you all are familiar, that
the prophets of Salaam had spoken about Allah having 99 names.
is aware of the 99 Names of Allah.
And then many
copies of the Quran. They all have at the end, the last two pages,
the 99 names
what is the importance of it?
if one memorizes the names of a law understands their meaning, and acts according to them, they will receive the ultimate reward of primates is as simple as that.
memorizing the names knowing them,
understanding their meaning.
Being able to contemplate on them, acting in accordance with them
will give us ultimate success. Abu huraira quoted the process element saying
in Manila, it is our turn what is a Nuzman?
Man Apsara, Dhaka and Jenna
other narrations that man happy the HA, whoever memorizes them, but in this
and this narration
is found in Sahih al Bukhari as well as a Muslim.
Indeed, the law has 99 names, whoever counts them
will enterprise, man as I saw her,
whoever counts them will enterprise.
So, there is a number out there mentioned in this Hadith, however,
is a law's names and attributes limited
by this number.
we have a clear indication from Prophet Muhammad seldom
that 99 is not a limitation, it is only a designation
9999 of our last names, and actually when you go and see the compilation of the 99 by reliable scholars, etc, who trace the origins of the names back to their sources, etc.
You may find variances in the list, you know, maybe 90% of them are the same and 10% you'll find in one list and not found in another list, etc, etc.
But there's a well known Hadith
in which the prophet SAW Selim supplicated, saying Oh Allah, I asked you by every name belonging to you,
with which you named yourself
or you revealed in your scripture
or you talk to anyone of your creatures or you kept with yourself exclusively in your hidden knowledge.
What is that
there is there are names of Allah, which were kept exclusively to himself,
in the hidden
So, what Elias kept exclusively to himself,
the knowledge of the unseen cannot be limited or known.
The scholar Abu Bakar, a lot of be
from the 12th century Spanish scholar he mentioned in his book called
an ashwani fee, shall I Timothy is a great scholar.
He had his own
death to the grind.
This book that some scholars gathered from the Quran and the Sunnah
over he mentioned in it, that they gathered over 1000 Names of Allah.
We're talking about 99.
He mentioned from the various scholars over the years up to the 12th century when he made his research.
He identified more than 1000 Names of Allah, Mama No, he claimed a consensus among scholars, that the intent of the number 99 in the Hadith, which I mentioned in the beginning,
that Allah has 99 names
this mentioned was not to limit the number of Allah's names, but to inform that whoever guarded them, half it
would enter Paradise.
So of the names any 99 that one guards protects, and we'll look at what does guarding and protecting the names mean
would be guaranteed paradise
of a war era he quoted the broadside selama saying
The latest attune what is rune azmin?
Me to illa wahida.
Leia follow her a hidden in the Helen Jana were who were withdrawn, you have been withdraw.
A law has 99 names, one less than 100 whoever guides them will enter Paradise. And the law is an odd number that is one,
but an odd number, the one odd number, first odd number, and he loves odd numbers.
scholar alpha 30 said that Apsara counting them had three possible minutes going back to the first
narration one in Bukhari and Muslim.
to count all of them the first meeting and call on Allah with them, without excluding any
to be able to fulfill the rights of the names, and do deeds according to their implications.
And thirdly, to understand their meanings,
I will know I am Alice Barney, he stated that
there were three
meanings possible meanings, and they were to understand their meanings.
First, that was number three, for
Number two, believe in them.
And number three, to act according to them.
Other scholars like I want to offer him an article, he stated that it's simply meant to do deeds according to them.
Doing deeds, that's how you protect them, you
count them, you
make them a reality.
By doing deeds, according to them. For example, I'll hackie the name.
They always meant that one should accept all divine commandments, because they are based on a laws hikma, his wisdom
and the name for example, I'll produce the holy men that one should reflect on the fact that a law is free from all deficiencies
worship Him and act according to that understanding.
On the other hand,
even Albert Hall,
he held that
they had four meetings.
those suitable for following our last names. Those suitable for following should be adopted.
Allies a lot of far for example, they all forgiving, we should strive to be all forgiving, forgiving as many people as we can as much as we can forgive.
The second meaning
for those which are restricted those names, which are restricted to a law,
adoption should be avoided.
And they should be confirmed humbly for Allah alone. Like al Moshi, the giver of life, the life giver.
We don't adopt that. We're not life givers.
When anybody who claims to be a life giver, you know we should
challenge them reject the claim, this title only belongs to Allah.
those names containing promise
or they imply that there is hope and
Promise, we should have hope.
We should find in it hope.
Whenever a law
says that He is the Most Merciful.
And we should have hope, we should never fall into the state where we feel that the law
will not have mercy on us because we've just done too many sins. No, that's incorrect.
There's hope there when Allah says he's the most merciful,
or is the most forgiving.
that contains hope in it.
And those names which, in which Allah
that we can't escape
he is all bazzill he sees everything.
That's a warning. It contains that warning
that, hey, you can't hide from a law. No matter where you are,
how you are, what you're doing.
will know. He sees what ever you're doing, wherever you're doing it whenever you're doing.
So there's a warning in it. So from it, we should develop a fear of a law
which oversees the fear of these creatures.
That shouldn't be above and beyond our fear of the creatures around us.
this description, actually I've been told
is the one that we will be utilizing
throughout this series,
to understand a laws names and how we should apply them in our lives.
The ideas found in the other
descriptions given by other scholars, they are contained.
This is a very concise, compiled version of all the key areas that we should know
with regards to
the implementation of a laws names in our lives.
on the other hand,
we also have been warned by a law
against those who misuse His names
to the Quran.
Allah has said
whether or ledvina your hidden fee as my
so huge zona ma Kanu Yama, Lune.
But shun those who deviate regarding his names.
For they will be punished for what they do.
We will be looking at this concept of misuse of our last names
in the second part of our introduction,
to be held in our next session, session number two.
And for now,
and allow some opportunity for questions.
Asking the last one to Allah, first and foremost,
our misunderstandings with regards to his names,
if we have add them inadvertently.
And we ask a lot to give us especially in Ramadan
the proper understanding
of his names and attributes
and how we should implement them in our lives.
And as we read the Quran
We will come across his names and attributes constantly.
That we internalize these names and astronauts
and make them a part and parcel of our DNA of our religion of our way of life, Islam.
So that that way of life will be real, pleasing to Allah to Allah and beneficial to us throughout our lives in sha Allah.
So, at this point,
we will stop,
we will shift
the questions and answers.
But before doing that before moving on to our question and answer portion,
what are you going to break your fast with today?
What would you eat for Soho?
A majority of us can easily answer these questions.
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We will now begin our q&a session
What we'll do is of course, focus first on
books that have been written
on the subject.
The question first question
are questions as I said, Sorry, questions to be focused on the subject of the 99 Names of Allah.
And there are books with a book written by Shere Khan to say mean
which is on the 99 Names of Allah.
It's available that's been translated.
And also chef, Dr. Omar, Lashkar, he also did a well known work on the subject.
It is also my intention, that upon completion of this project,
I would also publish
material as a book, inshallah, to add to these available books.
Okay, question number two. Question number one, don't know where it came from. But question number two is from Khadija should we invoke Allah as Beautiful Names during school? Sure.
internalizing allows names is should be
part of our daily lives just Subhan Allah.
Allah His name Allah Subhana Allah. When something happens amazing Subhana Allah, were utilizing our last names throughout the day.
Can I recommend
books in English on the history of Islam, zero the promises
that are easy to understand?
Well, that's a relative point.
easy to understand.
On the history of Islam,
there is a MOOC, which we use in our Bachelors of Arts in Islamic Studies. program, the BA is program at the International Open University, which used to be known as Islamic online university. We utilize a book by robotic pootie.
On the history of Islam,
it's published by Daraa Salaam. So it's an English medium available. In terms of serum the prophet SAW Selim, easy to understand the series of
and Libyan scholar
is probably one of the best
because it also focuses on the lessons to be learned from the Syrah because this is what's most important. It's not just reading the Syrah like a story, and knowing the details of that story, but the progress on someone's life was an example of God Candela, Confucius with a certain Asana, there was in the Messenger of Allah for you, Allah said, a good if not the best
So this is the importance of knowing is zero.
Another general question.
What's my opinion, the question says, What is your opinion on Abu hanifa or Mr. Malik, even as
their jurisprudence? Why didn't you add Shafi and if I'm reading number, all of them, these are the famous for
in their jurisprudence.
I respect their jurisprudence. I learned from their juris booth.
They're the scholars that preceded us
many generations before.
It is the duty of Muslims to benefit from all that they have conveyed.
Not to just grab onto one and say, Okay, I'm hanafy
or I'm a Shafi
or I'm a humbly
or I'm a Maliki No, no.
There's no harm. You've studied under scholars from the Maliki mahabir in the Sudan. So that's what you studied. You're in Egypt, you study under Chavez scholars, you're in Pakistan, India, you studied under Hanafi scholars. You're in Syria, are you in Saudi Arabia, you study under Hambling scholars, no harm.
But if you study under them, honestly.
You should study
especially their books, in which they discuss the opinions of all the other scholars.
Not just the ones that may be just prepared for schools, where they're only giving one set of opinions.
Because reality all of these scholars, they held one opinion one time and change their opinions. And some of their students focused on one opinion and focus the others focus on another opinion. So you know, we have to be very careful. The only one that we can say okay, we're just going to follow this one only this one is rasoolillah
is the one that we say only him
because obeying Him, following him is obeying and following along
Without any shadow of a doubt.
So everybody else, you know? Oh, anyway, he was the first of the 40 months. Okay, what about aboubaker?
Oh, we've forgotten the aboubaker madhhab
are the alma mater Osmonds mother?
Or Ali's mother? That's here? No, no,
they are not following the mother of Ali,
the son in law of Prophet Muhammad, the lies.
Islam calls us to
not closing doors.
On those who don't share our exact opinion, according to how it was taught by the particular scholars that we studied under.
This is not Islam.
That is some kind of fanaticism.
And we don't need it.
Go back to prior to 1925.
Do you know that for hundreds of years prior to 1925
Muslims used to pray for prayers around
the Kaaba in Mecca.
When the time for prayer came for 5g was over for us, for Muslims for Asia. Each time, there will be four prayers prayed
one led by an Imam from each of the four different mothers.
And you believe that
nine to Dr. Bilal is making up stories now. Please, just go and look at the early pictures of the Kaaba
prior to 1925. They have early pictures, you can google early pictures of the man of the Kaaba,
and you will see around them the four McCollum at the four places of standing, you know maqam Ibrahim is well known, but there were other McCombs
which was set up a common Ibrahim everybody shares. But there was a calm Maliki and I'm a calm hanafy and I'm a calm chavi and I'm calm humbly.
And for each prayer, there were four.
That was ignorance at its peak.
That was ignorance at its peak.
We don't want to go there again.
How the law we got out of it.
The so called wahabis the bad guys in the eyes of many.
They're the ones that destroyed the macarons. They broke them down and said, One Imam, everybody prays whether his unbelief is Hanafi Shafi or his Maliki everybody prays the
End of story.
So if they didn't do anything else,
we pray Allah to reward them for having brought Omar back together. At the core, the center,
the center of Islam.
got off on that one.
tarbiat Top Tips. What do you recommend the best ways to teach children the names of Allah? Oh, boy. Well, you know, I'm not a child's teacher, though. I've had a number of kids.
And I do try to teach them.
I would say that
connecting them this is you know,
having been a teacher, I'm just giving from my general knowledge.
And probably teachers who specialize in the teaching of children could best answer this question.
But let me just give a little something.
My idea is that to teach the names of Allah to the children
it would best be with connecting them to
the reality around them.
You know, they're not intellectual
although the little minds do work and you can see them busily working away sometimes you watch these kids, Masha Allah, Allah gave them skills, you know, and a little a level of law of
mind brain power, which sometimes amazes us
they're mostly dealing with the physical world, what they can see, they can hear, they can touch you know, these are the things that I think have the biggest significance to them. That's why when they make books for little kids you know, the most successful books are the books that when you open it up is a lot of color. So you're seeing they even have little touch pads you can touch it things you know.
These these types of books which are physical
are most effective. But anyway
then you know, if we connect
you know, when you're going to a law for example, you know, that everything we see, you know, belongs to Allah, because they understand belong, this is mine.
I mean, again, you, depending on what age groups you're speaking about, but
this is one of the first things that they seem to learn this is mine, they don't want to share. This is mine.
Okay, this is my brothers. This is my sisters. This is mommy's, this is daddy's abou yes on this.
So this is a loss.
Yes, that is also but it's a loss.
Allah gave it to daddy law gave it the money. Allah gave it to you gave it to your brother and your sister belongs to Allah.
Help them through what they can grasp the level their minds going to. It's not about just learning to memorize them.
You know, rote 99 He memorized 99 he could memorize was 99 names and grew up forget them.
Or even if they still in their brains, they it doesn't
impact on their actions. Because they have not understood they had no real meaning to them. So
I would say teach the young children the names, even if they only learn in a month,
They know them what they mean.
What it means in terms of their practice, but it means in terms of their worship of Allah, more important than to learn the 99 I have no idea what this they mean. no
understanding of how it impacts in their lives, etc, etc.
Can we name a child
or Abdullah? kudos?
Yes, these are among the names of Allah.
We're going to move on.
Is it correct to say if you focus on your dues with a particular name?
Like Yahweh dude, to find
this love in your life?
That dude is supposed to be the eyes I guess. You focus in your eyes on a particular name like YAHWAH dude.
Now, this is
This is going into the area of abuse of our last names. We're gonna cover that cover that tomorrow in Shama.
Amina Mohammed asks, Allah is what you think of him, correct?
This, you know, there's a hadith currency in which
the prophet SAW seldom had quoted allies saying a name that on the appdb
as my slave thinks of me
that's a correct statement. But the issue of course, is what is meant by that?
if you think of him
is he as you think of him? No.
So it means if you think of him correctly, think of him as he should be thought of.
Then he is
whatever you think of.
Secondly, another question, can I call my cat? Abdi Nasir?
No, don't do that.
Well, why why would you want to? That's a human name. No, that's a particularly human name.
That's this is an area
you want to call your cat Khalid?
To be honest,
I guess I've never really thought about it.
I know people do that.
It's common in the West.
from the practice of the prophet SAW them and his companions.
I don't really, really recall them calling the animals by the names of humans.
I don't recall it doesn't mean that it wasn't ever done.
To be safe, you know, I would better call call them according to nature. You want to call them poppy
flower, or sunflower? Or these other kinds of names?
I think that's safe. Nobody's gonna question you about Taiwan.
Faisal Ali is asking
when your book on the names of Allah comes onto the market. I'm eagerly waiting to buy it.
So let you get the first edition
tarbiyah tips top tips. What do you recommend the best way to teach children? Oh, it's the same question again.
What name should I invoke of the 99 Names of Allah when seeking housing for myself
when seeking housing for yourself is seeking a place to live in etc. You know you as you can call an ally in terms of any any of the names, which indicates is giving
you know the names of giving
what's good, what's appropriate.
any of the
nothing actually comes to mind specifically.
is the one who gives
so names of that nature
wouldn't be appropriate
if I never next question if one never finds a spouse, husband or wife in this life will allow punish us for never getting married. No.
Marriage is not an obligation. It is a recommendation
I get worried because never I've never been married and I'm getting old.
But name call upon the Lord to help me.
Again, send me over the names of giving, granting, providing
any of them
general questions his way of worship shook
So God his view, is this
haraam a nutshell, well,
you know, this is something circulating around now.
My opinion based on the quiet text and I did a program on it
Kareem Abu Zaid
God is calling to the dead calling on the dead is shift.
Because the calling is done through the
and the process elements in
a da la bada
and we all know that making dua
to other than Allah
Lao and the bad guys the core the essence of worship.
That's what the process alum said.
So if we are directing worship,
to other than Allah,
that is the basic definition of shirk.
Another question, Where should we first start when seeking knowledge in Islam? Or we mentioned
a good start is without heat, understanding a lot first and foremost.
Then go on on to
and Hadith and then fit
my follow up.
Can you recommend a resource for teaching our children about the names of Allah as a part of our homeschooling program?
I don't know of such particular resources.
Sorry about that.
If I come across any I will mention it the chama
shadia up there, man.
Where should you first start when seeking knowledge in Islam?
Are the same thing mentioned earlier that you begin with
that is the beginning of worship.
Next question, what is the ruling on young adult women
or men moving out guess moving out of their home?
Shouldn't they live at home until they get married?
From own sakia
I don't know
how you can say that.
For women because of the macro
Issues of Wali and
Guardian guardianship, etc.
men living outside
a family home tends to be more accepted acceptable.
females because of the potential dangers that exist in the society,
women living on their own
unless they're in compound safe,
living with the family is better.
I don't know if we can make a hard and fast rule
is it permissible?
Yes, it is permissible
is it recommended may not be depending on the circumstance.
we will end our
Now, I'd like to thank you again for attending this session.
And so Allah we pray that you will continue with us throughout the rest of Ramadan.
pray that it will be beneficial for you,
as it was for many who followed the program last year.
You might be wondering, why am I doing it again?
Couldn't you just play what you recorded last year? Well,
unfortunately, I lost,
the recording was terrible.
internet was very weak. So
though it was saved, etc, you know, we couldn't generalize the benefit. So, this is one of the reasons why rather than just finishing off the remaining names,
there are some 3034 names or 35 names that remained from the 99 which I did 6064
last year, have the names recovered.
Why go back and do them again? Well, as I said, because the recording was not of such quality, that it could be shared, you know, and benefit a greater number also gives me a chance to revise what I prepared, improve on it, etc. So though it will be fundamentally at least two thirds of it will be fundamentally the same.
There will be a third which is completely new.
barnacle off, Egon. Thank you for being with us. Zack Warlock here.
And I bid you all farewell now. subhanak alaba, Ambika shadow inand. And let's start with fuuka