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operates due to Alon melas Peace and blessings beyond the last prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and then all those who follow the path of righteousness until the last day.
In our introduction, part one
we looked at the concept of the names of Allah
as a law had instructed us
to call on Him by these names. So we looked at
what does that mean?
calling on a law
with or buys names.
And we looked at the various ways in which
Could be adapted
to our lives. The statements of this early scholars who spoke about
a variety of options
and I mentioned that
proposed by Eben batal,
a scholar from Valencia in Spain, under loose
He proposed that
there are four principles to follow with regards to
applying a laws names
in the context of the 99 names, which the prophet SAW Selim had said, if we learn them,
Or if we protect them, guard them.
Life, Father, ha, ha ha, Don Illa. Hello, Jana.
guide them, we will enter Paradise. This is the promise of the prophets of Salaam.
And we talked about the fact that it's not limited to 99. But
what did it all mean? Count them
or your father.
And we said even backhauls four principles. One Principle number one being
that those of the names that are suitable for following should be adopted.
A lie is far
they're all forgiving, we should forgive.
Those names that are restricted to Allah.
Adoption should be avoided.
as what we would be doing is taking on the
attributes of Allah for ourselves. So, I'll mohey
the giver of life,
we can take that off.
The third principle was to look into the name
to see if there is a promise there is there a promise implied by that name.
And if there is, then we should develop the corresponding hope
that would give us confidence in our lives,
to deal with the circumstances,
which the name implies and suggests
the last principle was that if the name contained
some form of warning,
that a law is
going to take us to account
He is going to take us to account for whatever we do.
we have to be fearful of doing
what is displeasing to him and what he would take us to account for.
following that general understanding of utilizing aulas names in the best way
moved on to the second part of the introduction
where we are today
covering the misuse of last names.
Why cover the misuse of our last names? Because Allah subhanaw taala himself warned against those who misused his names in the Quran itself.
Whether lady near your hidden fee as my
sage, sage zona ma Kanu Yama, Lune.
But Shan those who deviate regarding last names, avoid them stay away from them, for they will be punished for what they do.
levina your hidden uffi asthma II
this concept of deviation in the names, linguistically speaking,
the word Yuna hiddenite comes from in had
meaning literally leaning,
or deviating in here off.
So deviation from the straight course, as in the word
law had, for example, that instead of when you're building a grave, the grave chamber goes down. And then there is it goes off to the side. And this is where the body is placed. This is the lad
there were two ways of burying either straight down
and the body is placed at the bottom a cover is made, then the earth comes just so that the earth is not directly on the body or you dig down and then a side like an L shape
is made. So the body is then placed in the side.
That's called Black. That's
how the problems are solved, was buried.
So, the verse
refers to those who deviate from the straightforward course of understanding of last names, there is a straight way a direct way, a correct way.
And there are deviated ways.
Among the deviated ways you can say is this deriving false names,
deriving false names names which are not from the names of Allah
and allow fee quoted in numbers in a basket companion, the process Allah scholar among them.
That he said
you'll hidden a fee as my he
refers to the pagan practice of deriving names for their idols
from last names.
Another scholar Avenger age, he quoted much Mujahid as saying that it meant a lot from Allah.
Or Aliza from Al Aziz. These are the names of Allah Aziz, and they went to Elijah
and Alma not from a last name, Alma, Nan.
Tada said that it meant committing shark with his name's
Ali ibn Abu talha. He quoted him not bars also as saying that the deviation in had
meant in this verse, declaring them to be false, that we're
declaring the names of Allah to be false.
The second way have been had
or deviation from the proper understanding
Turning the Divine Names into numbers.
I will talk about things that are being done practically, of course, there are many, many other ways that one could deviate in the laws names.
Well, we're just dealing with what was actually done in the past that was naming idols, after distorted names from last names
or in the past and on to the present,
where the Divine Names are turned into numbers by giving the letters
according to the old or the ancient abjured alphabet.
We know the alphabet starts, you know, I left but
as we know it, but before in earlier times, the alphabet began with
doll, going in a different way, that's why they call it object.
of giving numerical values
to the letters of the alphabet
has no place in Islam.
There is nothing that the prophesized alum, taught us etc. in this matter at all.
It was neither sanctioned by the Quran nor by Prophet Muhammad salah
and in fact, because it existed, it was opposed by the companions of the Prophet so I saw them as well as the earlier scholars.
The Great 14th century scholar even hedger, alas Kalani,
he stated clearly,
numerology is completely false, and should not be relied on.
For it has been accurately reported that the Companion of the prophet SAW Salaam even Abbas used to forbid the object
and consider it a form of magic object is the name given to the old
alphabet, which was given numerical values or which gave new medical values to the letters of the alphabet. So he considered to be a form of magic,
which is, according to last Kalani, quite reasonable, as it has no basis in the Sharia.
It has no basis at all in the Sharia.
The origins of new numerology
can be found in pagan beliefs of the ancient Babylonians and the Greeks. They were engaged in it amongst the Assyrians and the Babylonians, heavenly bodies, were at the same time both deities and personified numbers.
The style which they called Ishtar,
was at the same time both the goddess Ishtar and the deified number 15.
The moon was not only Earth satellite, but also the lunar deity scene
and the deified number 30.
In Greece, the base can be found in the Pythagoras idea that all things can be expressed in numerical terms, because they are ultimately reducible to numbers.
Hence, the Greek alphabet
had letters represented by numbers.
These ideas became incorporated in Judaism.
Specifically, in the esoteric branch, known as the Kabbalah,
which literally means tradition
Which is believed to date back at least to the time of Christ.
It is most important
or we could say the most important text of the Kabbalah
is called the book of creation
within some time between the second and six centuries
after the time of Christ
and the book of splendor, which was written in the 13th century in Spain, by the Spaniard Jewish scholar, Moses de Leone.
The Kabbalah includes a number science called the gematria,
in which each letter of the Hebrew alphabet is given a numerical value
and through which all kinds of mystic interpretations of the Scriptures could be made.
From Jewish mysticism, mysticism,
Greek philosophy, and pagan Babylonian beliefs. Christian numerology evolved in the centers of learning in Alexandria and Syria.
And of course, when Islam spread into these areas,
this information will be absorbed and brought in by those who convert to Islam or those who worked. And we're in connection with the peak the centers of learning in these major cities or major regions.
It later came into Arabia, from Iraq and Syria.
This is from earlier times.
And it came along with the skill of writing
so it was interwoven with that skill. It is worth noting that the abjured is in the order of the old Hebrew alphabet, as far as
the number 400.
The six remaining letters were added later, by the Arabs.
However, the mathematical arrangement of the ancient alphabet, the object was used by fortune tellers to interpret their clients characters and to divine the future, which explains why the companion even Abbas considered it to be a branch of magic.
according to Islamic law, fortune telling is included under the general heading of magic,
which is itself classified as haraam.
The object is only one of the tools of the trade
used by the fortune tellers,
Rashad Khalifa, used it to predict the day of judgment based on his claim that the 14 sets of Quranic initials
or they call the the letters at the beginning of chapters, which are separate letters,
not read as words.
His claim was that the 14 set of Quranic initials were in reality 14 sets of numbers, which add up to 1709. The suppose it number of years, that Prophet Muhammad SAW Salam would his message would last
that is, from the time of this discovery
in 1400, h after the intro to the end of the world, there remains 309 years this is Rashad Khalifa has calculation He is the one who claimed that there was an
numerical miraculous set of numbers
based on 19
governed the quad.
So, of course, this was debunked.
he was killed in America assassinated and his sect which he started
they call themselves the
leavers international or something like this anyway, they're still on the internet promoting the idea of Quranic numerology.
Dr. califa board is calculation from a court in a 15th century
texts 15th century of the
Common Era on Quranic sciences,
and it's gone fi or luminal. Quran,
the author of the text as suti, well known, scholar quoted a variety of opinions concerning the meaning and significance of the Arabic letters prefixed to the various chapters of the ground some of the chapters the ground.
Among the more extreme opinions quoted was that of a 12th century grammarian by the name of Sue Haley, who said perhaps the numbers of prefix letters, when the repetitions are removed, are there to indicate how long this world will last
the Muslim world
the author then quoted one of the leading scholars of his days, total rapid rejection of sad statement.
Anyway, what's probably perhaps most relevant to us today is that
in common use from Quranic numerology is the number 786.
You know, people in different Muslim countries pay huge numbers to have 786 in their phone numbers.
This number is supposed to represent the Basma this Bismillah Ar Rahman AR Rahim, when you take the letters of the bhasma and you give them the numerical values according to the object system, it adds up according to them to 786 so it's used
in all kinds of
creation of amulets, you know, and formulas for
benefit in one way or another. You know, when they
tell you to do so many things, so many times things different times etc.
And they call it prophetic medicine, even cetera. They utilize this number 786, commonly, in a popular book, deceptively called prophetic medical science published in India. There are detailed instructions on how to prepare amulets, which are known as Tao is
in part two,
I know he I mean, liat Amelie yet sorry, Emily yet
by Sufi Mohammed Aziz or rock man side
and in part three nakshi sulaimani by Khawaja Ashraf Ali
in prior to the contents offer amulet to cause love.
You need somebody to love you.
want somebody to love you?
They have an amulet for it.
Victory to be successful.
You can't have a baby been married for so many years. No babies. They are I mean that's for that to increase the sales in one shop. The payments of loans, repayment of loans to spoil bewitchment to release capitals
to return a runaway person
to align a displaced navel. Can you imagine that? your navel some people are born
Enable is not right in the middle, it's like off to the side or whatever. So
this amulet will
realign it for you
to develop a strong memory, you know and people are always contacting me and asking me for
I do I they call it da, da, which will do these kinds of things,
but it's coming out of the same tradition.
Among the important rules, the author states are rule number three.
This is for preparation and use of amulets. Keeping in mind, the position of the stars and moments is but essential for one who practices a spell,
or writes an amulet.
Rule number five, performing ablution is essential for muttering a spell or writing an amulet.
Under the heading
miscellany miscellaneous amulets for love, the author writes the following Lux chart
verse 165, of Surah Baqarah.
You will hit buena home Kabila one Medina amanu, a shed the hogben Linda so
they love them
as Allah deserves to be loved.
But those who believe have a greater love for Allah, there writing this above the minute
the amulet under the amulet is the number 786. Then a chart of numbers which are representative of verses from the
another Arabic statement on the bottom.
I have fallen even fallen Allah
full on being full and
love of so and so.
For so and so. I guess you fill in the name of with so and so full on in Arabic means so and so.
In reference to a person.
The woman who keeps this chart it stays after the
chart, they call it luck.
A woman who keeps this chart with her shall be exceedingly loved by her husband.
And whoever looks at her will fall deeply in love with
this is the promise.
It's quite evident that these so called Islamic amulets because remember this is in a book of I don't recall, the name of the book was called what prophetic medical sciences I would have been locked
out of the biller
so attributed to the prophet SAW Salah. Anyway, the point is that these so called Islamic amulets are a mixture of Quranic texts, pagan rites and
wild claims. The claims are themselves preposterous. And the rules mix ablution normally done for prayer with astrology. With the province I said I'm classified as a branch of magic, saying, whoever acquires knowledge of any branch of astrology has acquired knowledge of a branch of magic. The more he increases in that knowledge, the more he increases in sin.
Such amulets also involve fortune telling, because those who prepare them claim knowledge of the future,
which will result from wearing these preparations. The bronze as Adam said, Whoever approaches a fortune teller, and believes in what he says, as this believed in what was revealed to Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam.
The third way,
calling on a law with his names by continuously repeating them over and over, we're talking about the third way of abuse
Using Allah's names.
The third method used by those who have deviated
in last names is by continuously repeating the names over and over and over again.
When we look at the examples of victory,
remembering Allah mentioning allies names,
which the prophets I seldom taught,
he taught them in meaningful sentences and phrases,
not taking a single name
and repeating that name by itself. For example, the prophet SAW Selim was reported to have said, Whoever says Subhana Allah He will be Hamdi.
loi B to A law. And may he be praised
100 times daily, who says to have a lawyer who will be handy 100 times daily will be forgiving his sins, even if they were like the phone, on the ocean.
sounds like a lot for a little.
But this was given by Russell the loss of I sell them to the
and he didn't just make it up.
This is based on revelation.
The problem so I seldom didn't have the right to create
the religion. The religion is the religion of Allah.
And his job was just to convey to live
and convey because in living the message is conveying it at the same time.
So he can give this kind of a formula but still, it isn't taking just the name of a law,
a law for example, and repeating it 100 times daily, he said so the hammer law he will be having.
On another occasion the process Adam said is any one of you able to earn 1000 good deeds daily 1000 has an app.
One of the companions who is sitting there with him asked him, How can one of us earn 1000 good deeds or messenger of Allah? He replied, by making 100 tasbeeh
May Allah be glorified
1000 good deeds will be recorded for him or her or 1000 bad deeds would be canceled from his or her book of deeds.
This is the promise of the prophet SAW Sunday.
He had the authority from the last medalla to give us that. But still, it's not just a name.
It is a meaningful phrase.
On the other hand,
if huge body of literature has evolved around the misuse of our last names,
writers have claimed incredible results for continuous repetition of the Divine Names according to specific rites and rituals.
For example, the author of a book on the 99 names said
he would like to repeat a name of Allah should first say at least 700 times ly Lucha Illa Allah Muhammad Rasul Allah, Okay, that's good.
This is the declaration of faith. But who says seven times?
Who gave him the authority to say
that one should do this, if they're going to
repeat a name of Allah.
This he doesn't have the authority to say this.
He went goes on to say to begin with, one should clean oneself with a full ablution also
making sure that certain parts of the body
are touched by water, all the touch
if this is not possible one should perform Voodoo washing the parts of the body that are generally exposed as if preparing for prayers
on the days of repetition of repeating his name one should not eat meat
where in the world are they getting this stuff from?
The place chosen for repetition should be clean.
If these guidelines are observed, a law's answer will be quick.
Preferably the person should be alone and the repetition done during the night.
In the same book
regarding the names alcoholic, and body and al-musawi
along with an hour
the author claims if a woman who desires to give birth but cannot
fast seven days
and each day at the breaking of the fast star, she repeats the names are ya Harlock Yeah, body yamas our she repeats them 21 times,
then breathes into a glass of water
and then breaks the fast with that water. Allah will bless her with a child Subhana Allah.
Insanity, I would have been
under the name Yeah, our well.
He says the author says he who would like to have a child
or would like to come together with a person who is traveling should repeat this name 1000 times for 40 Fridays
1000 times for 45 Fridays, and
they will have a child
and a person who has traveled
they've left they don't know when they're coming back will come back.
All such routines and formula
cannot be found anywhere in the province on sell them so now.
Although it is true that the prophet SAW Selim did mention certain rewards for reciting meaningful phrases, which include some of the last names. There are no cases in the authentic Sunnah, where the repetition of Allah's names by themselves
are prescribed. nor were they given magical qualities like those quoted, it is the firm belief
in its meaning, if there is a firm belief in its meaning,
that is what
affects change, or causes change in a Muslims life and not the suppose miraculous properties of the parroted words.
For example, It is reported that the prophet SAW Selim said, Whoever says lie lie in the law will be benefited at some point in time.
That is it we'll get into paradise, though he may be punished before that.
However, as we know,
the mere utterance of these Arabic words will not save an atheist one doesn't believe in God
will not save him or her from the hellfire.
The prophetic statement and others like it, have to be understood in the light of other statements of the prophet SAW something.
For example, we said, Whoever declares law Illa Allah law sincerely from his heart will be forbidden to the hellfire.
So without sincerity, the declaration becomes meaningless.
In terms of deviation,
one another area where division takes place is where we go to a legitimate sources for Divine Names.
We attribute names to Allah which are not his names
Put them in lists which people rely on and quote and read and memorize, etc, etc.
The Divine Name lists mentioned
in narrations found in the sunon of even margin Timothy differ from each other.
And the scholars of Hadith included I didn't mean he himself
declared all the narrations to be inauthentic.
Furthermore, the often these lists
in the narrations of these lists, they failed to include well known Divine Names mentioned in the Quran and Sunnah. Such as a Rob they're not found in the list.
The Creator, I'll call it luck Allah is not there and kolak is not there.
The abl al Qadir is not there.
The near one who is near to everything I will party
and at the same time, they mentioned names
which are not found
in the sources of the Quran and the Sunnah, for example, a subordinate
but I know a lot of people buy them after the Civil War.
But it's not from the names of Allah.
I'll not see,
not from the names, the discerning out of rush hour right Rashid, Abdul Rashid.
I know many people by the name of Abdul Rashid, but not from our last names are Rashid is not not mentioned.
The eternal alberty Abdul Bharti I know a number of people
in Egypt, it's properly named.
But reality is that it is not from the names found in the Quran.
So the list of Divine Names found in the back of crowds printed in the Indian subcontinent, especially written and framed and hung on walls are all based on inauthentic narrations.
Now regarding the names,
we have some principles governing them.
The most basic principle is that our laws names are not to be decided upon by reason. But by revelation, that's the basic principle of
human reason we can come up with all kinds of things
because human reason has no bounds.
defines for us
the only reliable authentic lists of Allah's Divine Names are those gathered by scholars from the various texts of the Quran and the Sunnah, and they will tell you where they got it from exactly the name
if they got it, number one of the earliest scholars we mentioned in our
previous part one of the introduction found from the scholars compilations over 1000 names.
The second principle
to keep in mind
is that the source of the Divine Names
It's limited to what is recorded in the Sharia and the Quran and the Sunnah,
and the list should neither be added to nor should any names be removed from it.
Because the human mind has only a limited grasp of what names belong to Allah, limited to what Allah has revealed, and His Prophet sallallahu Sallam has informed us.
The other point we should keep in mind is that giving a lot of names
by which he has not named himself
or denying names by which he
Aim himself infringes on a laws divine right.
And this is bad etiquette.
It is obligatory that we follow proper etiquette
in this area sensitive area in order to avoid inadvertently falling into shock.
Now the rules governing laws names and attributes
rule number one
under understanding the text of the Quran, and the Sunnah, it is obligatory to keep the implications of the Divine Names and attributes according to their obvious meanings without any change, because Allah revealed the Quran in clear classical Arabic
and the prophet SAW Selim spoke,
clear classical Arabic.
Consequently, it is obligatory to restrict the interpretation of the statements made by a lie in the plan and the prophet SAW Selim and Sunnah to their linguistic meanings and implications.
This is necessary because the basic principle governing the understanding of human speech
it should be taken in accordance with its literal meaning, and not its metaphorical meanings.
What are we saying here? We're saying that when a person speaks,
though the words he uses or she uses,
may have metaphorical meanings, that is other meanings other than its obvious linguistic meanings.
We don't go to those metaphorical meanings. Unless there is a particular need. The circumstances demands that we need to go to those metaphorical meanings and not the literal meanings.
Otherwise, our conversations would be confusion would be a total confusion. We wouldn't be sure whether people romantically join it, they didn't mean it literally or whatever.
So there has to be a reason, a clear reason.
Whether it's a linguistic Li based reason, or is a contextual reason, you know, to ensure that switching to the metaphorical meaning of a word does not
change the meaning from what was intended.
And what we do once we do this shift,
and we don't have a basis for it, is we ended up speaking about the law
without knowledge, and Allah warned us about that in Surah darauf Seventh Chapter, Verse 33,
in which he said
in namaha, Rama Robbie and for washa Mahara min How am I button? Well, if my well buddy,
we read in hoc One, two Shri Coby lahemaa, alum, unison be, so Donna will enter kulu Allah Allah He my laptop Allah mu, say, indeed, my lord is forbidden, external and hidden corruption, sin aggression,
giving partners to allow for which you have no authority for which no authority has been revealed. And that you speak about a law, what you have no knowledge of.
we need to stay with the
clear meaning, and that's how we take the text and we don't shift
to metaphorical unless the circumstance
demands it. Now, this may sound a bit complex and
technical, but if I were to give you an example,
the word broke in English.
The word broke
it was the past tense of the verb break
to stop a moving object
as well as the verb break, that is br II AK.
Which is to make something broken.
But if we look at it in how it is used
in different sentences, he broke my window, okay, we all know, he broke my window. He hit it, smashed it.
It was broken.
She broke my heart. Oh,
I am broke.
means I'm penniless. I don't have any money.
Let's go for broke. Let's
try anything and everything.
The two of them broke up.
They were married, and they broke up.
He broke up a fight.
Somebody people were fighting and he came and stopped. The fight is called he broke up fight.
My car broke down.
broke down, we are broke up and broke down. My car broke. That means it stopped working.
The police broke down his door they came in, they kicked in his door door fell down. He broke down.
So what does Brooke mean?
You know, we have to look at the context in which it is used to determine what it meant. That's just English. In Arabic. You know, it's the same actually in all languages that exists.
But where it is significant. Now, because we're talking about the names of a law,
a laws attributes.
When a law says
swell majda fifth chapter, verse 64, ballia, Tao Humam su Totten, Yun fipple. Cave Asia
is talking a lot talking about himself. Instead,
those who say their last hands are tied up. Instead, both his hands I spread out. And he provides as he wishes.
What does that mean?
Sometimes we can say allies hands, because if we say allies hands then it makes it makes him like his creation that have hands.
But a lot said both his hands are spread out.
Do we have the right to say a lot does not have hands?
I know this may sound a little quiet. What do you think a lot has hands? Cause people don't believe because of course we don't look at our law in the context of
you know, Christian beliefs for example, where God and even in Hebrew representations and that God is a man.
You know, some sex is a big man, huge man. But as a man
we don't Michelangelo's paintings and the others about man with a big long beard and white man.
We don't believe that. You know, as Muslims, this image shouldn't come to our mind. A white man with a big long beard long here, white here.
No, we don't that image doesn't come.
So when we hear that a law has hands
or it makes reference to his hands. We don't think of it in terms of human hands.
Think about it. When we talk about the hands of the clock.
Hands on the clock.
Oh, we don't think the hands of the clock has
When we talk about the face of the mountain, we don't think that the mountain has a face like a human face.
The wings of the airplane, we don't think of it as having wings, like a bird.
So on and so forth. But the point is that,
yes, Allah says, let's commit cliche.
There's nothing similar to him. So we don't attach to it an image,
which is from his creation. That's the point. Because once you start to say that, well, no, you can't say Allah has hands.
You know, and Allah sees it doesn't mean he doesn't see. He doesn't have eyes. Okay. We didn't say Is he said he sees.
he doesn't see. Yeah, you start to run into all kinds of other problems, big problems. So the position with the gods to last names is to take them as they are. Allah is a Hey,
is living. It's a no, no, no, no, it's not living. Because to say is living is like that means it's like a human being, or animals or whatever.
But the bottom line is that allows life is not like human life. That's the point.
It is without beginning or end. It doesn't depend on anyone or anything for its existence.
On the other hand, human life has a beginning and an end. And it depends on law for its existence. So it's not the same at all.
So the same way we can understand that, when we say Allah is living, the ALC is living is not like how we live, we can what's the problem is saying, Allah, his hands, but it's not like our hands.
It's the same, but
because idols you know, made of God, and the gods whatever, always in human form. This causes people to shy away from those kinds of statements in the Koran, and want to give it other meanings altogether.
the bottom line
is that we take it in the Quran, and the sooner we take whatever law said, whatever the messenger said, as is, unless there is
a clear indicator
to change change the meaning to shift the meaning from its literal,
meaning to a metaphorical meaning. That's the point.
that's the first
rule. Rule number two.
Is that a laws, names and attributes, laws, names are all beautiful.
And his attributes, all transcendent.
Since all these names contain the perfect attributes of Allah, free from any deficiency in any respect, they're all beautiful, when they lie in a smile,
all the Most Beautiful Names belong to a lot.
a rock man, for example,
among allies, Beautiful Names indicates the great attribute of extensive mercy
on the basis of this principle,
give a lot of the names which
are unlimited, etc.
We don't give a lot of
names, like a dad, the time time
is not among the last names because it doesn't
include contain that
infinite aspect, time as a beginning.
It came into existence when the world was created.
It has an end. But this is not a lot.
So, yes, profit moms did say lots of good data for inala who would die do not curse time for indeed a lifetime. Allies time here means that a law is the creator of
the prophets Allah
also said about the law will be Edie and I'm rule
or be Eddie Unruh who call nimbu Laila one haha
the affair is in my hand
I flipped the night and the day.
So what we're looking at in this context is
time was created by law.
Not that the law itself is time.
The second principle under this general heading
of general rule, the nature of laws, names and attributes is that
all of our laws attributes
are actually attributes of perfection and praise, without elements of deficiency in any respect, when Allah and mathema Allah and to law to Allah belongs the supreme example 16th chapter, verse 63.
So, the divine attributes of life,
knowledge, ability, hearing, sight, wisdom, mercy, transcendence,
they should not contain in them any of the deficiencies of his creation.
There it is attributable to Allah.
And so any
attributes like death, ignorance, in ability, deafness, blindness, etc. These we don't attribute to a law in any way, shape, or form.
the almighty punishes those who attribute efficiency and imperfection to himself
and he himself is far above any deficiency, which they may attribute to him,
due to the contradiction
of deficiency to lordship, if he is the Lord overall,
Allah is rubia
is serenity overall, then those deficiency would mean that there are places times
when a lot attributes of lordship is not functioning
and any other
attribute which may be mentioned with regards to a law,
for example, where there is some negativity in it,
like in Surah, Al and fall, verse 30, where Allah says there, William Karuna William Kuru law, allow federal market in the plot and allow plots and allies the best of plotters.
Now plotting, we understand that to be evil,
you know, but in the context of Alaska here,
it is showing that what they do allies capable of the positive part of the plot allies capable of outputting them the negative part of the plot, which involves deception, evil, corruption, so on So, that is not
attributable to a loss, but I'll leave that out.
The third point which comes up
Under our general heading
of a laws, names and attributes.
The third aspect
is that every one of the laws names and attributes refers to his essence
to his derived attributes
and to the effect resulting from it.
So the faith in Allah's names is not complete without affirming all of these aspects. For example, regarding the intransitive name, the great
faith in it is incomplete unless one believes in it,
as one of the laws names referring to his essence,
and that the attribute of greatness other that it contains,
regarding the attribute, the transitive name, the Most Merciful, for example, rock man
complete faith in it depends on affirming that it is one of the last names and affirming that it contains the attribute of mercy. Now, this this concept, you know, are mentioned, because there are people who are separating last names from his attributes, saying that, yeah, this is the last name, but the attribute connected to it? No, we don't add that because
human beings do that.
So, the point is that, we take it all, as one,
when a lot describes itself, because names have attributes to them. But the only thing is that where there is any negative element to that attribute in human and integration,
context, then we don't attribute that to Allah.
in sha Allah,
these are more detailed elements with regards to
understanding allows names and attributes, and avoiding deviation in
the main concept that we need to keep in mind is that
where the names come from,
from the ground, and
if you can find it in the ground, and the sooner you leave it, it's not one of our last names.
How do we understand them, we understand them, as they are keeping in mind, of course, that they're not similar in any way to human beings and allows creation.
And we don't shift the meanings from the obvious meanings to metaphorical meanings, unless there is an actual context which demands that.
So, we take them as names as they are from the correct sources and we use them as is appropriate
in the context of a law
that sums up the
area of last names and his attributes and really focusing more so as we are on the 99 Names of Allah etc. We need to
know how On what basis we are now going to systematically look at 99 of those names
in the context of our lives.
Following as I mentioned, the guidelines set by the great scholar Spanish scholar
have been about Paul
It will be looking in our next session.
Session number three had the first of the names which will be a law, the name a law itself.
Now, we'll be moving on
to our question and answers
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will now begin our q&a session
the first question that we have
about where to find the authentic list of last names.
And as I mentioned in the
as I mentioned in the presentation
authentic lists can be found in the books of scholars.
In English, we have a loose a means book on the 99 names as well as
chef Dr. Amara Lashkar he did a book also on the 99 names and both of them have lists
in Arabic there are many
in English there are a few
but if you see one by Hans Freelander run in the opposite direction
should not be read.
It is total confusion.
It is fortune telling
from Fatima was now and it will be nice dimension
wherever you're sending your question from
the country that is
if a person
has not included
up door before his name
Like his name is no rock man.
Instead of Abdurahman.
How will that person be regarded in Islam
Do you an error?
Somebody in error. Now, some of the names you have to keep in mind, though, and we'll be looking at that
some of the names
which with I, before it, I live lamb, meaning the
all the all
are limited only to Allah
like the life giver we said can take that name
whereas other names many other names, allies describe the creation
human beings aspects of the creation using these names also without.
So, one has to confirm first
whether that name is among the names which only a law can have
can be given to a law
or whether it is a name shared.
Now, rock man for example, that was one
only given to Allah.
Whereas right Rahim
Allah describes the prophets I set him as being raheen.
So, a person could have the name Rahim
though Abdur Rahim
has with it greater
reward, but one has to know what category those names are
before, you know, chastising or
advising people not to have that name or to put up their Abdu before it.
Question from city Maryam. Is it true that adding
is only for certain people
those names for random people?
Only those who exclusively and absolutely belong to him? No, that's nonsense.
That is nonsense.
Anybody can have the name of the law.
This is where people are creating
special categories which were not created by problem sallam.
He didn't specify and say only special people can take the name Abdullah
next question from Nabila.
what is the difference between the meaning of a rock man and our Rahim we will be covering that when we do the name. Our rock man the names are rock man and our Rocky.
We will look at that in detail then.
That's only a few names along it's among the early names.
So in the next few days, we'll be covering that.
Given Jawad is asking I the 99 Names of Allah that are commonly known authentic, I guess you mix missed the beginning of our
Those found in imagica sunanda women imagine a tirmidhi there are not authentic scholars have pointed out that they are inauthentic. And
as we mentioned them when I mentioned it earlier, they contain names which are not from the names of Allah.
And they don't contain names which are from the names of Allah. Well known names.
by Sam boob.
Can someone call
themselves Rashid. Yes.
Rashid is not from the authentic Names of Allah
have been Jawad.
His question I think is being
what is the difference between the Arash corsi in the Quran?
we, of course is off the topic in that sense
the prophets I send them it said
to the artists
a ring thrown
into an open desert
ring in relationship to the full expanse of the desert.
That's right CUDA C is
understood to refer to
and Arash is the throat
for translation purposes
will say AB
is numeric numerology should work.
Well numerology becomes shirk, when it's used
to predict the future,
used in amulets, etc, etc.
by itself not connected to anything
of the future or interpretations and things like this, then it's not sure.
The next question
yesterday I mentioned even Arabi isn't allowed to be
there is it been RB who
was a well known Sufi
that he had a law or one
that there was no need to worship anyone outside of oneself.
He had gone to extreme
Whereas in Arabi or even a lot of Lara B and with the Alo without the owl, you know of Spain,
no, Seville sorry, think.
Oh, Cordoba is
he was a great scholar, Maliki scholar, who
wrote many, many classical works.
there's a huge difference
the centuries in which he lived
the 12th century.
And the one the other.
I believe he was from Damascus
who made these claims of being one with a law
was much later 14th 15th century etc.
Faisal is asking, What is your view about tech lead?
Is it totally
or is it permissible sometimes what is the average
what typically it means following somebody else
following the opinions
or the ways of somebody else
we are told to follow sooner loss or sell them
totally as much as we can.
But following others other than resume loss as alum,
we don't follow them totally in that sense.
We follow them
as Allah told us about
following those who know with you don't know
that's no Allah decree and control. So when you don't have knowledge, following those who have knowledge is perfectly legitimate.
So you don't follow them blindly.
You know, you just turn off your mind you don't stop thinking everything whatever they say you just follow. That's assuming loss.
But other than also loss asylum, then you mentioned the open that if other information comes in from other sources, etc. You can change your opinion, like Imam Shafi, for example, studied under Mr. Malik,
learned on what ba taught, then changes some of his views, going to Yemen, change his views going to Iraq,
and Baghdad and change his views again, going to Egypt,
on the scholars of Egypt,
so those changes, were based on new information which came to him and that's how we should be open
and not be just locked into one.
Although if that's what you choose to do, you know, you say I don't even want to think about this. Whatever the scholar tells me, I'm just gonna do
then you can do that. And inshallah hopefully, whatever it gives you is right.
But actually, that that
belongs really only to us with a loss of love.
And some scholars consider that to be shipped in a device
or a form of sherek in your followship
what was due to a su Lhasa salami, giving it to other people.
So it's not advisable.
But in practical terms, you may be that doing that,
but at least mentally if some other person comes along with knowledge, you're open enough to hear
because you should be
prepared to change if correct knowledge comes to you.
is it that everything you follow you must have evidence for not necessarily depends on your level of knowledge.
I mean, if you can do that, try to get evidence for everything that you're doing and follow you can get it that enrich that's better, because you have more assurity that what you're doing is correct.
Facing is asking what is the best book for Salah.
I would say civetta salata. nebby description of the prophet SAW Sam's prayer, which was prepared by Chef albani
is one of the best that I've read. But the descriptions found in the writings of many other great scholars, you know, could just as well be followed.
I know the book goal was to call min Hajin will slim.
By anxiety, he has the full description in there too. That's so good.
and there are many others.
Okay, a question from the
on fasting I contracted COVID-19 last March April I've been placed on blood thinner medicine for blood clots since then and was advised not to fast
how do I
How do I fix well
what this fix what
what do i do i guess is what is meant to be asked here
I caught COVID also
last year October
and I'm taking blood thinners
and I'm fasting
well my doctors didn't tell me not too fast.
So in your case maybe yours is more severe.
So the doctors have advised you not to fast
in such a case you need to follow their advice
and protect yourself from possible harm
you can make up those facts at a later point in time
or you may be excused altogether
if the blood thinner for examples continuous and they advise you continuously not too fast
my daughter teaches another teacher's name is Miss rock man. Her last name is that
what does it mean? If it's the last name and how did she get it? Well I can't speak about how she got it
maybe Her name is Abdullah man
she just shortened it down to rock man.
These are all maybes I don't know exactly isn't
if she objects to your daughter calling her a miss of the right man
you may advise
the doctor not to
create problems for itself for the teacher
and the teacher objects
a lovely circumstance.
But just for yourself if you are giving names etc.
what is in your control
you have authority over you can apply the principles that you have learned
in this regard.
face a lolly
What is your view on calling three
times divorce in one shot
because issue in India
they said that Omar started this off. Oh yeah. Oh my god, I said that three pronouncements of divorce will be considered as three in one.
I will back I didn't do it.
in the time of Omar,
the hot tub
didn't all agree.
And in the time of with man finale, you would need to research to confirm whether they implemented it in their times. Also
It remained an opinion, common opinion.
However, other scholars have
pointed out that
the province SLM had
declared that multiple pronouncements
of divorce would be considered only one in his own time.
or his ruling takes precedence over all others. Others may make a ruling temporarily for their time for their circumstance, whatever. And we may go with it at that time, but it shouldn't be for all times because promises alum his ruling is for all time.
I would say that
the proper way to go now would be to follow the principle of
three divorces at one time being
just considered one.
by him Shay
is asking if I have any plans for public appearance in Qatar.
Since I came here a few weeks back,
said we're missing you here in Qatar, I'm missing you all also,
but I have no plans for public appearances at this time.
This is the time of COVID
public gatherings are to be avoided.
We already have
issues with regards to the masjid and taraweeh and all these other things so
we don't want to
aggravate the situation.
person is asking
me if a person I admired Khalid bin walidah life and and desire and desire is a good name.
Can they use the name say for law because this title
call it very a title or a nickname was given
by the province outside them to
call it been worried.
Can one take that title? As the name say for law? That's permissible.
But better you call yourself call it
all you want to call itself been worried.
That's more direct.
Say for life carries with it a lot of weight.
You are the sword of Allah.
and so that was the last of our questions.
We'd like to thank
everyone for being with us.
We'll close down the session
until we meet again tomorrow
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