In the Names of Allah – 03 – Allah
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which is focused on the name of Allah. But the particular name is Allah
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we'll move on
our presentation for today.
On the first name of Allah
hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah al Karim?
Why Allah Allah He was happy for minus 10 nabee suniti he laomi Deen
all praises due to Allah And may Allah Peace and blessings beyond the last prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and and all those who follow the path of righteousness until the last day.
This is the third session.
And the name of this session, or the name which will be covered in this session is a law
named number one
with regards to the mention of the name Allah in the crime
occurs more often in the Quran than any other Divine Name.
It is mentioned 2602 times while the next closest Divine Name or Rahim is mentioned only 114 times. And the third most frequently mentioned Divine Name is a rock man. And it is only mentioned 57 times.
Now the first mention of the Divine Name Allah in the Quran is in the best mela Bismillah here rough manual Rahim In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Most Merciful into Al Fatiha.
It may be considered to Fatiha being the first chapter of the crime.
And it may be considered the first verse, or not a verse at all
scholars different on this matter.
And the greatest evidence supports that the bass mela
is not in fact, the first verse of Surah Fatiha
revealed to had the various chapters and two separate one chapter from the other as was mentioned by the companions of the Prophet, Allah.
But the first verse, in fact is Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil aalameen. And that mentioned there
in what is it said some hold to be the second verse, but in fact is the first verse is where the name Allah is first mentioned, of course, it's mentioned in the form lilla they lie.
But Lila he is the name Allah with a preposition attached to it the beginning.
Allah, first and foremost is the proper name of God.
And why I mentioned this is because it is only in the Quran,
of the Scriptures that are most known in the world today that the actual name of God is mentioned.
In the Christian scriptures, Jewish scriptures, the name is not there.
The term God is there.
But the name of God is not mentioned.
for Jews in time as they deviated from the revelations that came to them, from the prophets,
through the prophets of Allah, from Allah, but through the prophets of Allah,
they made the name so holy, that it was not to be mentioned, and only letters were left to indicate it.
What that name is, a was
Allah alone knows at this point in time,
some sects of Christianity
gave vowels to the consonants, which are referred to as the tetragrammaton.
back around the 15th century,
and came up with Jehovah.
So the seven days Adventist and the
group known as the Jehovah's Witness, they put it in the name, Jehovah's Witness.
They claim here is the name of God. But in fact, they don't know what the name of God is.
Because prior to the 15th century, when somebody first came up with this suggestion,
it was not known. It was not in recorded literature. Where did it come from? It's just a guess. It's not the name of God. Well, what do we have preserved? And that's what among the unique
characteristics of the Quran the Quran has actually preserved the name of God. And this name was known, actually the Christian Arabs themselves refer to God as Allah.
So the first unique aspect of this Divine Name is that it is the proper name of God. God
is not his name.
God is, you could say his office, his position.
Like the president of a company, his name is not president, though you may call him Mr. President, his name is so on, so on and so on. So,
but his office is president.
So it is only in the Quran, it is preserved there.
And that is in Arabic. And it's not to say that the revelations which came to people in Korea, in Korea, they refer to God as Han on him, for example, you know,
if that was in their scriptures, etc, okay, for them, that's the name of God.
That was really revealed name, if that is the case, if we have evidence to support that.
Allah, first and foremost is the proper name of God.
the meanings of all the most beautiful names
of God of Allah
are contained within it.
Thus, all the other names occur as adjectives describing it, and not vice versa.
So we see for example, in Surah hasha
verse 22, who Allahu la de la ilaha illa.
Allah Halima lady was Shahada,
who are rough man regime, He is Allah, besides whom there is no god worthy of worship,
he is the nor of the hidden and visible and he is the most magnificent, the Most Merciful.
So what we find is that the term Allah, when used in the Quran,
may be followed by a number of other
adjectives describing a law which involve Names of Allah.
Rock man, out of Rahim, these are amongst last names or attributes Olimar, lame,
nor of the unseen was Shahada, and that which is visible.
So that special position
is unique for the name Allah.
With regards to its status, as the greatest name, and the province, our solemn had spoken about
the Greatest Name of Allah
and mentioned it in a number of different contexts. It was considered by a number of leading scholars of the past to be
Allah that that was the greatest name mentioned or intended by the process alum in the numerous narrations
in that regard.
from the Hadees, that speak about
from the Hadith, which speak about the Greatest Name of God,
you will find the name Allah mentioned in all the narrations,
these this name, the various narrations don't specify and say this is the Greatest Name, it's it's left for reflection.
Rob Sallam didn't say this is the one he left it for reflection but
in all the various narrations because he said it on more than one occasion.
And he gave various verses, etc. You know, for us to look for it in it. What you find is that the name Allah is all about
The narrations of the various incidents.
It is also the name chosen to represent God in the declaration of faith that puts it
in a special category. We c'est la ilaha illa Allah Illa Allah, it could have been illa ruffman illa Rahim but a lot chose La ilaha illa Allah Illa Allah.
So, the fact that it was put in the very declaration of faith indicates that it has a special status.
It is the most important words a human being can express in whatever language he or she expresses. And the key to success in life in the life to come.
Thus profit mom is a solemn said Indeed, Allah has made the Hellfire prohibited for whoever says
desiring only the pleasure of Allah.
The Hellfire, prohibited from whoever says Lai Lama
prohibits prohibited, meaning that they're going to Jannah
because that's where they Hellfire is not going to be in Jenna.
So this is an indirect way of saying and the prompts are solemn. Oftentimes when he conveyed concepts and messages, he put them in ways which will cause people to reflect think, to help it to
be firm in the mind.
But he added at the end of it, desiring only the pleasure of Allah.
In other narrations, he said sincerely from his or her art
that clarifies that simply saying
Lai Lama just by itself, you're not sincere. You don't even believe in the law. You're just saying it in case. You know, for those who look at it from an in case perspective, just in case there is a law, I better say it so I'm gonna say it. No, it's not gonna benefit you. If you don't believe it. If you're not sincerely desiring the pleasure of Allah, as the boss, as Alan said, then it's not gonna benefit you.
And the fact that Hellfire is prohibited. We have other narrations which speak about people who went into the Hellfire and a lot took them out. They spent some time in the Hellfire paying for the crimes which they had committed, etc. But eventually a lot took them out.
So then, this clarifies for us that the Hellfire prohibited meaning Hellfire are prohibited forever that they will not reside in the Hellfire forever.
Now in terms of uniqueness of the name amongst the various names another aspect
all other names when the Arabic article of address Yeah, meaning Oh, is used before them.
The definite article out, meaning the definite article must be dropped. So for example, we have a little rough man pronounced our rock Matt.
Written Allo rock, Matt.
You want to say, oh, Most Merciful? Yeah. I'll rock man. Our rock man. Yeah, I'm rock man.
You would expect it should be young man. But this is not what Arabic grammar and syntax
allows. You must say, yeah, rough man.
The Olive lamb.
the definite article has to be dropped. So you say you're off man.
Yeah, Raheem becomes Yara team.
Yeah. And Kabir becomes, yeah, can you
all of the various names, you must drop the article except for Allah. We don't say, yeah.
know we say yeah, a lot.
We don't drop the hour before it and just say yeah LA, ya la Yeah, we say your luck, which means let's get going go on Yella. But yeah, Allah,
Allah flam that is in the name, we're gonna look at that, when we look at the origin of the name,
the owl is not dropped.
So this is another unique characteristic of the name, Allah
in terms of its linguistic origin,
the word Allah,
according to some scholars,
has no route or derivatives. But for the majority of the leading Graham area, people like see boy,
the leading Garam grammarians of all time,
according to ignorance, am
he and the majority of grammarians held that the origin or the root of the term, Allah is Al Isla
Which means the god Illa means God. That's why we say La Isla ha,
there is no God.
Okay, so al Isla is the God. And that's what
in English when we capitalize God, God with a capital G, that's like the owl, making it definite, the God
this is the view held by the majority of classical grammarians.
if we move on to the application of the name, because as we said,
our focus is on meaning
to understand the meaning, because we're looking at the names of Allah 99 actually will do more than 99. But the main focus is 99, knowing 99 at least 99 Names of Allah
because the provinces Salah Sol and said, Whoever preserves them,
counts them goes over that
is familiar with that
Paradise, the halogen.
So this is a goal, a worthy goal,
knowing last names as a maintenance and way to get to paradise.
And it makes sense.
Because the only way to Paradise is the way
of God, the way of Allah.
And if his name's
further our understanding of Allah,
then obviously, knowing them, will should help us get to paradise.
Help us to be able to worship Him in the way that he wanted us to worship Him.
Because his names, call us to that question.
Now, in looking at the names we said our focus would be on application.
According to Eben McCall,
he laid out four principles and that's what we're going to follow up with
Regards to all of the names.
The first principle is, adopt where applicable,
adopt where applicable
In reality, the name Allah is inapplicable for humans.
The Divine Name Allah which affirms that Allah alone is the only true God worthy of worship. deserving the worship of human beings cannot be adopted by human beings.
Well, what am I saying here? I'm saying that, as we're going to take a number of other names, we take, for example, a name which was among the names that, that Allah is what
the Merciful, the Most Merciful, the All Merciful, the ever Merciful.
We apply it How? By being merciful ourselves
by applying it to our own lives, and living lives, which our lives have mercy
lives in which Mercy is immersed or intertwined, in every aspect of it, being merciful.
if Allah means the only one deserving worship,
are we going to say that we deserve worship, we're going to apply it by being like Allah, deserving worship from other human beings.
If we were to do that, we would be committing an act of ship,
ship, the greatest possible sin, worshiping others, besides a lot
of people might say, well, we are not actually worshipping others. Well, you are facilitating the worship of others besides the law, you are claiming worship me.
And we did have
an ignorant scholar of the past.
What kind of scholar he was, Allah knows best, who said, you don't need to worship Allah outside of yourself.
His name was Ibn Arabi, and you'll hear me refer to him in our booth. That's not the one I'm talking about.
He was much later
he was a confused, deranged individual.
We're talking about even RB
n andalusi. Lucy, from Spain. 12th century Spain.
Early scholar Islam
wrote many classical works,
commentary on Buhari etc, etc, is what we're talking
to call on others to worship others
or to call people to worship oneself.
This is the greatest of evils.
The greatest of misguidance, my greatest form of misguidance that one could possibly adopt.
We did have people who did this.
we there was an individual in New York City back in the depression,
the 20s, whatever, who was known as
he was claiming that he was God. He will believe you had in more recent times, maybe a decade ago, he was still alive in India.
An individual who also claimed that he was God
and was worshiped by many from all around the world.
So this is not, you know, anything new.
claimed an Arab Boko Malala I am your God on I think God is up there somewhere. That's me.
So we've had people do this
And this is not an acceptable way to apply a law's name, Allah.
in terms of applicability,
we could apply the greatest name or law
in a variety of circumstances, because of the fact that it contains all the other names and attributes, as we mentioned before uniqueness of the name a lot that other names of Allah used to describe it.
To describe him, he uses in the Quran, other names of Allah. So
we can generally apply the Divine Name Allah, by displaying all of the relevant, divine attributes of mercy in our lives.
so it's being applied.
specific application, on the other hand,
is implemented by using the Divine Name, wherever. And whenever we have been instructed to by the Messenger of Allah, the province I sell them did instruct us to use that divine name on a number of occasions. And when you look at the various statements that were made by the provinces, and whenever he was telling us to call on a lot of this, whether the majority of times he was using a lot Allahumma is O Allah, or just Allah.
The point is that
the Prophet, may God's peace and blessings be upon him,
gave us a blueprint
a life dedicated to God,
And Allah described him in that way, saying, Look at Canada, kung fu rasulillah, he was swept on acid, there is an A messenger of a law for you. The best example, best example of what best example of
a righteous human being
have one who lived his life, pleasing to God, how to live a life pleasing.
So, he gave us instructions.
In terms of where to apply this Divine Name, this, the Greatest Name of Allah,
were to apply it. In our day, some scholars wrote, you know, on the
worship of Allah, in a day and a night how Muslims should worship,
how to integrate, worshiping God,
the almighty throughout one's life. So, I'm going now to look at
when the prophet SAW the light of the sun them
to call him Allah
throughout our day,
so as a general principle,
the mentioning of Allah's Name, before the performance of any deed of significance, is considered was the hub or highly recommended in his time this is just a general principle
regarding using this name of Allah,
before doing any worthwhile deed,
the prophet SAW a solemn one wanted to connect all human actions as was instructed to him by a law with an awareness of a law in order to make them intentionally for him.
has called us to remember
calling us and encouraged us to remember him
What's good Allah the Quran kathira call Allah
as much as you can,
because it only brings with it good.
So, in order to transform,
the simplest and most mundane acts of worship
or simplest and most mundane, General acts of life into worship,
worship of Allah.
The Prophet sallallahu Sallam instructed us to mention the name of Allah, prior to virtually all of the common daily acts by uttering
the best Mullah Bismillah
This is a general principle governing
the daily life of the belief
that he or she
the instruction in the Quran could have been left. Remember God, awful.
But Prophet Muhammad wa sallam
was the example. So he had to demonstrate. And he taught us how to live that daily life,
in remembrance of God.
So, what are the things that we do commonly in a day?
One of the big things that's up in front of us
at least three times a day, if not more,
well, some of us
Maybe it's only once a day. And they're even some of us who don't
have to do anything beyond drinking some water. So they're eating every other day, whatever. But
when the time comes to eat, whether it's up there every other day, every day, three times a day, five times a day. I Isha.
The wife of Prophet Muhammad has
quoted him as saying, if one of you eats, he should mention a law's name.
Finally, a cool Bismillah
is Akela arducam barman. Finally a call bismil that if one of you eats he should mention a last name.
But if he forgot, because we are forgetful, human beings are forgetful. The boss SLM said,
do so at the beginning.
And at the end,
do so mentioned
in the name of Allah. And it's beginning and end Bismillahi r Wali Murphy are heading
in the name of Allah
from the beginning, which I forgot and until the end.
So, the bathroom Allah, saying Bismillah serves to remind the believers that whatever they have to eat is from Allah is bounty. And by His mercy.
Those of us that are eating regularly, of course, it's easy to forget that. But for those of us who are eating irrigant
they know it, they live it.
It also encourages them. The believers to ask the question, is this meal unlawful or not?
Is it lawful?
Did we just go and buy something we didn't check? You know, we're in a part of the world where everything is all mixed up.
You know, we do have
kosher is the next best thing
to ensure that what we're eating doesn't contain forbidden food
or forbidden products,
first and foremost, to ensure that it is in fact.
And for those of you in the
societies where there are Christians, and they are slaughtering the animals,
if you're in one, where they are Buddhists or Hindus and others and slaughtering animals, although India is supposed to be vegetarian, you do have Hindus who eat meat, and early Hindus did. So the point is that those foods, which are slaughtered by other than Christians, and Jews are not
permissible for us. Meat,
vegetarian diet, food,
things which are not meat, eggs, etc.
We can eat.
So, for those in that type of circumstance, they need to ask themselves, Is it lawful?
They need to ask the people who are serving it to her
on the airplane,
the restaurants, etc. Double check. I mean, some people go to extremes, they want to go and back in the kitchen of the restaurant and see, well, what what utensils are they using? are they putting the pork on the same
frying pan that they just cooked? The steak on? And the steak was Hello, you brought the steak with you? He's cooked steak for me.
Well, you know, there are other ways. Let's open our own restaurants where we can go and relax and know we're eating.
That's my advice to people in those circumstances, otherwise, just go for fish. Because fish is halaal period. It doesn't require being slaughtered.
The other question is, did I obtain that food by halala leads?
Because the prophet SAW Solomon said that, you know, if your earnings are higher on
the food that you buy is haraam.
your self is built in haraam. Allah is not going to answer your prayers.
That is going to break your link with God.
If you are wallowing in the haraam, your link with God is gone.
That makes sense.
Nobody really needs to tell us that. But sometimes we need to be reminded.
So we need to make sure that our earning how we earn our money.
based on Riba,
on Riba being
interest, earned it through interest dealings, start based on deception. We didn't deceive people to get their money.
We didn't cheat people.
We didn't steal, etc, etc. It's Hello.
That's a reminder there to us. And in the same way, it's a reminder, we said on one hand,
lawful or was it earned? By lawful means, we can apply that
to everything that comes our way.
Something that we have bought, we have
been gifted we have received,
we should always question these matters.
So, saying Bismillah helps to put us in the frame of mind connecting the spiritual with the material.
So by taking care to mention a last name when eating
the believer also turns this fundamentally physical act into an act of worship.
No, this is why for non Muslims that they find it weird, strange. We say, when we eat, we are worshipping God.
when you eat, no worship is in the church, it's in the temple or your mosque, this is diet that's worship it when you go there and call on God or whatever, that's worship. But eating, eating is not worship, in Islam.
Eating is worship.
In fact, even going to the bathroom is worship.
What I would have been,
that's crazy how. So the bottom line is that
when we remember that,
and we remember his bounty, what he has given, we can give thanks, because it's not just remembering, oh, this is wonderful. God has provided this.
To give fans say thank you, God, that act of thanking God of being conscious of God's bounty, etc, that is worship.
That is worship.
requirement reinforces the fact that there is no separation between the physical and the spiritual. In Islam. There's no separation.
Neither the secular nor the religious, we don't have leave on to Caesar what is Caesar's, and unto God, what is God's that separation between the the secular, the worldly, and the religious? what belongs to God? No, we don't have this concept.
It is not a part of our teachings. This came out of Christianity. It's a famous statement attributed to Jesus.
Our feeling, of course, is that if he did say he didn't mean it, the way people need it.
Everything belongs to God.
So we don't leave on to Caesar anything. Everything belongs to God.
Nothing is outside of the realm of God.
So this is the Islamic perspective reinforced in our daily lives, with the very foods that we the meals that we take each day.
What else do we do regular? Well, in a day, Muslims pray five times a day.
So prior to that prayer, of course, you know the prayer five times a day is going to be worship. It is mentioning a last name throughout the worship. But before the actual act of worship, we have ablution Voodoo, where we wash the
exposed limbs of the body, the mouth, nose,
etc. Prior to five times daily prayer,
and this is in order to spiritually
prepare the individual
while doing a physical act.
Allah prescribed that the body's limbs be washed with pure water.
Prior to each prayer, not water mixed up with other things pure water.
However, in order to preserve the spiritual roots of evolution, the prophets are seldom prescribed, that a last name be taken prior to the beginning of daily ablutions, daily washing, so five times minimum five times we should take our last names utter our last name before it
Abu huraira Seidman, Zayn and Abu Saeed and hoodie, they all quoted the prompts and sell them as saying,
lemon law Voodoo Allah
Salah without Voodoo is not valid.
Well, I will do a lemon Llambias code is mama dad honey
And Voodoo is not valid for anyone who doesn't mention a last name on it. Actually, many Muslims never heard.
Why is there something I did? Yes, it is an authentic heavy.
So remember, of course, countless explain it that
there is no Voodoo,
meaning it is not valid meaning it's not complete.
It's not perfect, without
the mention of Allah's Name. So we say Bismillah, as we start,
just before we start washing up our hands and the other parts of the body.
But this is
basic This is in a day, we're doing this five times a day. And this is to help connect the spiritual, with the physical,
with our prayers, because the physical is in between, spiritually, we're going to go pray five times a day, because God has commanded. So there is a spiritual drive for us to go and do this. The physical washing, etc, preparing ourselves is put in between. But by using the name of Allah, we bring the spiritual back into it.
what it does is that it helps to give a spirituality and there's other, you know, instructions the prophet SAW, Selim gave, you know, to say, prayers, after we'll do, you know, thanking Allah,
asking a lot to make us purified, you know,
and make us among the repentant, etc.
So that going into the prayer is not just stumbling into prayer, meaning we're in the office, we're working in the office, in our busy.
Time for prayer comes in, ions are still filled with the office work and things like that, etc. You know, we go through the motions of Voodoo, we don't say Bismillah, we don't reflect there's no spiritual connection, we jump into the prayer, we're praying, we don't even remember what we're actually saying. And so you got lost.
So this, bringing in the last name, remembering Allah, it's to keep that spiritual connection. Because whenever that connection is broken, then we become easy targets for the satanic, the evil, the demonic forces, that don't want us
to be connected with God. They want us connected with this world, the things of this world to only be thinking about the things of this world running after them, spend our whole lives there.
And leave this world without ever knowing why we were here.
Again, one of the things that we do every day
is we leave the house
well, COVID circumstances may not allow us you know, when they're epidemics, pandemics, whatever, we're stuck at home, but the norm is that we leave the house every day. You go out to work.
In order to maintain the consciousness of Allah
between the five times daily prayers
we are recommended to use the best mela supplication from the moment we step out of the house.
This is the purpose
to remember Allah.
We prayed the morning prayer. We ate, remembered Allah. For the prayer the Voodoo remembered Allah for the food that we ate, there is also remembrance of Allah in the
clothes that we wear on we putting on our clothes, etc.
I'm not going to try to mention everything Otherwise, this could go on for
a number of sessions. But just keep it
to some examples. Anna Sydney Malik he narrated that the process element said if a person leaves his home and says Bismillah tawakkol to Allah Allah, La hawla wala quwata illa been there
in the name of Allah
is Miller, the best man Bismillah I have trusted in a lot the word come to Allah Allah. There is no movement or power, La hawla wala quwata illa Billah except by a loss permission,
or going out to the world.
There are dangers and everything's thing out there. So, what protects us Allah?
What prevents harm from reaching us Allah?
What makes good available to us Allah?
boss said, Whoever says that
meaning says it with reflection.
Not just says it. No, just in rolling.
stuck together in such a way that
you're not even sure that you say it or you didn't say it
is real as with what goes wrong,
is not what is intended. Rather than say sisters, Allah doesn't need us to mumble
his remembrance mumbling is remember this is just a ritual
this, these are meaningless acts
if we're not doing it properly,
slowly enough that we understand and can reflect.
So rasa sanlam said, Whoever says that
it will then be said
you have been guided, sufficed and protected, leaving the home have been guided to write code on the right. So five, it's sufficient for you. You know, you won't be running after this and that and like a madman or mad woman and you are protected, protected from harm, evils, etc.
The demonic forces,
among humans and the jinn, when avoid you,
they will say to their comrades, the other devils. How can we affect this man
or woman? He or she has been guided sufficed and protected.
So behind Allah
May Allah be glorified.
This our messenger taught us some aligners.
And in our day to day lives,
we have issues
between health and illness.
Throughout the day,
the prophet SAW Selim gave us various formulas to be said, to protect ourselves.
Man I've been I've been a chef.
Oh, what's my they've been? I've been asked a thought of it sorry, reported that when he complained to the Messenger of Allah about a pain, which he felt in his body, from the time he accepted Islam, the prophet SAW Selim said, place your hand
on the spot where you feel the pain in your body and say Bismillah three times. Then say seven times out, do biLlahi golkonda rotti he mentioned Rima as you do
will have liver
That is I seek refuge in Allah and His power from the evil that I find and from the evil that I fear how
something given to us.
I'm sure each and every one of us feels the pain here or there
every day or every other day or every week.
You wonder where did that pain come from?
Why am I feeling this pain here their
profits are seldom said say Bismillah three times at least that one.
If you get
say all of it, at least say that
and if you can learn the seven times
I wasn't biLlahi Rocco Dara T min share Rima.
What, Oh Ha,
I seek refuge in Allah and His power from the evil that I find. And from the evil that I fear.
We should note, with this Hadith, the prophet SAW sound specified three times for the bus Mala. And then seven times for the incantation or the exorcism,
that these numbers were not done arbitrarily by the Messenger of Allah.
It was based on revelation from Salim didn't think, what's a good number? Okay, I think three is a good number. Let's call it three. What's another good number seven. Let's call that one seven.
When the prophet SAW seldom is teaching us something like this,
the numbers came from guidance from Allah revelation.
So, we are not in a position to arbitrarily set numbers because you have people doing this
saying this 10 times say this 50 times say this 1000 times we talked about, you know, the numerology practices of those involved in all kinds of illegitimate practices.
So, we should stick with what the prophet SAW Salem brought
as a lot of tonus in the Quran itself.
That the prophet SAW Selim was the best example.
Oh, my uterus, Allah And whoever obeys the messenger has obeyed the law
following the messenger what he has shown us what he has told us in doing that, we are obeying and following a lot
but we should also keep in mind
not that every pain or thing that we feel etc. We feel Oh, somebody has done something to me something some evil.
Okay, we use our spiritual
formulas which promise Arsalan torches Bismillah being the leader.
But then he also taught us that for every disease, which Allah has created,
he also created a killer,
For everything else, except death.
So those people that are spending their time how to prevent death, to stop death, changing organs, you know, to the point where you become a new, being altogether, thinking that you are just what's in your brain. So we just need to save that in a computer, make another body, put it back in, and you're good to go for another 6070 years.
It's not going to happen.
I write science fiction and so many of the science fiction things that they made back in the 50s and back in the 20s. We're now doing these things.
Yeah, many, but not every
many, but not every
So, the point is that we should seek medical treatment also, you know, if you keep everyday feeling that pain, okay, use your drive, etc. But it's not going away, go see a doctor.
Go and see a doctor.
The exorcism the prophet SAW Selim gave, he gave us
a more detailed formula for preventing envy
or blocking the evil effects of envy and the ELI
Eli another expression of envy, focused on the eye.
process, Alan taught his followers
among a number of different supplications for exorcism,
beginning with the best Mullah.
He taught them for a variety of different occasions, some cured illnesses caused by the jinn and others and some Ward them off, blocking them, etc.
One of the classical ones,
which he thought
was Bismillah he rtq
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men shall recall enough sin, our ion in hassad in Allah who yes Sheikh Bismillahi, r
Bismillah r theta. Men means In the name of Allah, I exercise you
men kuraly Shea in unique
from everything which harms you
men shattered equal enough sin, our iron and Hassidim from the evil of every Sol or jealous I, Allahu Yes, feek May Allah cure you
Bismillahi r think In the name of Allah, I exercise.
This is among the things which happen in the life of a belief
or they may
come in contact with evil forces, evil
sources that can cause harm.
Not clearly defined by physical terms, but spiritual,
which affects the physical.
The point is that the prophet SAW lambs incantation, which he thought was prescribed for recital on the afflicted person.
The meaning should also be known to the person
who suffered suffering.
And the one who is helping by reciting this. They shouldn't do it secretly luxury.
Under your breath, you know, nobody can hear what you're saying.
No, we don't have exorcists. Although, we're not supposed to. But let's say we have, you know, people are making money.
And from ignorant people who don't really know what's permissible, what's not. And they're, they've got a whole
pharmacy, selling water blown on by chef so and so on this one. regular water. Okay, I can blow on it for you, and we only charge you $10. But if you get water blown on by the Imam of the harem, Naka, he blew on this water. Now we're gonna have to charge you $1,000 for this one.
Quick, where in the world did this come from?
Where in the world did this come from?
blowing on water or blowing on oil, selling or giving them away? To those who are ill.
This was not a part of the prophetic tradition
for the prophetic way of dealing with spiritual elements. He and his Sahaba didn't do that. There's no record of it later on. Yes, it started to appear and it spread and became common till today. Now, you know, as I said the word pharmacies, people are selling food and other things and then they have all these different
rows have, you know bottles of oil and all kinds of other things that have been touched or blown on or squeezed or whatever you know, which are being used people are paying all kinds of money, you know, to get treatment for them things.
Among the other
things which the prophets Arsalan taught us,
of our daily activities, couldn't be a part of our daily activities is when entering the home, we had to do out when leaving the home, he also taught us regularly to, to say, when entering the home, he said, when a man enters his home, man or woman, he or she should say,
Oh Allah, indeed I asked you for good upon entering and exiting along with me in the US, I look tired and now allege
say Bismillah and then walk in the house.
In the name of Allah, I have entered and In the name of Allah, we have exited, and upon Allah Our Lord, we have dependent
Bismillah Krajina Allah Allah He robina kalna
then the props I'll send them told us
some way you sell them Allah then we should give greetings to the family when entering the hole.
in order not to bring the problems of the world back into the home with us.
We tried to leave it behind.
Online Dida asked you for good upon entering an exit
remove it from us from our shoulders from carrying it
in the home with us, we had a bad day at work etc, etc. We carried home with us no leave it behind.
The ask Allah for the good
of entering phenol moulage
the Divine Name is used to remind ourselves of Allah
and to protect our homes
prior to sexual relations,
couples promise I send them also advised us to make the dua prior to having sexual relations and beginning
husband and wife saying Bismillah Allahu magenic shaytaan agenda be shaped on matters of Tana In the name of Allah Allah divert Satan from us and from what you have provided us with
the child destined for them if we do that process and I'm said Satan will not be able to harm the child your offspring which came from that union. Also before going to sleep
was ending the day after eating same dwis etc.
before and after.
We go to sleep at night.
bespeak Allahumma Amato
with your name Allah, I die that's going to sleep, sister of death and return to life. If we wake up in the day
and if we wake up in the morning we say Alhamdulillah Allah de Ariana bah.
Sure. All praise belongs to Allah who has restored us back to life after causing us to die, and to Him, we shall return. So before going to sleep, we said
After waking up we also say and of course the process also told us
to turn over our fears
our fears to a lot because of course, and we're closing our eyes who knows whether we will open them again. Every time we close our eyes It's the same
it is the law who brings us back so we turn our affairs to him with this Mecca mama
in your name hola
idi and return back to life. He also encouraged us to say the poles, last few chapters of the Quran
as a means of protection, also an item.
that covers basically
we set already. The second principle of Ibn batal was that we confirm where
the name is unique and inapplicable. And we do that without heat.
We don't give the attributes of Allah to his creatures.
And one of the things that could be
addressed under this general heading is that all these should only be made by Allah.
talai belay, we only swear by Allah. We don't swear by our mother's grave, or swear by
the Kaaba by the Lord of the Kaaba, yes, swearing by the Kaaba, no.
This is a part of confirming
the uniqueness of our laws, name, status, etc.
The third and fourth principle. The third principle, deals with the promise that where there is promise in the name,
we should have hope. Because the divine and Greatest Name of Allah encompasses all other names, in which he promises His creatures. It is not necessary to mention a specific name when hoping from Allah, even though a specific related name psychologically makes human hope, more emphatic, and more focused.
Instead, it is sufficient to utter the Divine Name Allah when seeking Allah's mercy, when hoping for his favors, when begging for his forgiveness, when pleading for his support,
and when in need of his comfort, when seeking his reassurance, when wishing for his protection, when desiring His love, when waiting for his victory, and when seeking his reward, and when praying for his pleasure.
So, using the name Allah, whenever we are seeking any of this, you're desiring we're in need of we feel a need
or even if we don't feel a need, but we know there is need
we can express it through calling on a law by the name Allah Ya Allah.
Forgive me, yeah, Allah give me
also, the fourth principle of living upon was to fear
where there is a warning, like In the name of Allah.
If there is an implied warning in it,
we should respond becomes relevant to us by showing fear by feeling fearful.
So allows wait his name also contains the meanings of all the other Divine Names, in which he warns His creatures of the consequences connected with certain specific acts. Consequently, we need
didn't select specific Divine Names, which warn against particular practices, even though doing so provides a stronger emotional repulsion factor.
It's, it touches us. But
we may be struggling to find what name you know, if every time we have to deal with issues like this, we have to find a name. We have Allah, Allah will suffice. But it's good if we have the chance to learn the other names have to be aware of them to use them.
Therefore the Divine Name Allah can be used to cover all dangerous and forbidden circumstances wherein warnings are needed to help us restrain ourselves from disobedience to God.
So we should have a sense of fear
and have a sense of hope.
Whenever we utilize a last name, to our prayers, we can use it use his name for both circumstances.
And in closing our session, we close it by calling on a law using this name.
We'll return to an earlier date. As I look Allahumma equal lisman who aluk submit a big enough sec. Oh and xenta houfy tadek our lambda who hadn't been healthy.
I was 30 the v v l Miller IV and
O Allah. I asked you, we ask you by every name belonging to you, with which you named yourself or you reveal to your in your scriptures. Or you taught any one of your creatures or you kept with yourself exclusively in your hidden knowledge. But a lot of hichem salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah you about a cat.
We will now shift to our
questions and answers, q&a.
before doing so,
there is a reminder I'd like to give you
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Bought a coffee.
Now we can shift
what do we have for us today?
what had these you mentioned in previous lectures
if you cannot create
Just pretend to cry, force yourself to cry.
Well, no the Hadeeth was
my sub bar is sub zero law, whoever pretends to be patient, Allah gives him or her patience, that this principle, the principle of
achieving certain qualities, because some people are born is seems impatient,
some people are born, you know, with dry eyes, you can cry, whatever, well the point is that
any of the various commendable characteristics that we want to achieve,
we can do so, through pretense for the sake of Allah not pretends to fool people to let people think all he is so religious look he's crying with every prayer look is crying here is crying there she is crying
at this time, and she cried at that time.
doing it doing it in private where people don't see you as much as possible, but some of the them in terms of patience, you know, it has to do with dealing with people.
So, the problems are Solomon gave us that principle that if you pretend to be patient, even though you're exploding on the inside,
you will be given that patience, it will shift from pretense to reality.
If disarm, can you please talk about al Jabbar?
Don't jump the gun. Please. Jabbar.
Take don't ask him the questions about other names. We're going to cover these names. In order we have an order in which we're doing. So Jabbar is coming.
Can you please wait until then?
Can we call upon Allah with the name of Jabbar when we are in despair? It depends. Al Jabbar is the one who on one hand. Yeah, you could say he fixes things.
And the other hand, he forces things.
So I have my doubts about whether that's most appropriate for a person in desperation, when you're in despair, depends on what your despair is about, you know, that is going to determine what is the root of your despair. And then you can now look for a name to call an alibi to help remove that despair.
Moving on to that was the sound asking si se.
Will you release a book on the subject Names of Allah? Yes, I intended to I mentioned that. At the very beginning, beginning sessions. You know that my intent ultimately, once we finish out the 99? You know, I did around 30. Back in 2012.
Or before that
I did on
Or the 2008. Was that TV? Sorry. I forgot. Yes, that's he, after who that TV. I gave. Did some more. And then a few more. And then last year, Ramadan, I did 60
during Ramadan, and after Ramadan.
So 60 something there's 30 something left to complete the full series. So this year, I hope to complete the series. Now, some of you might wonder, Well, why did you go back to the beginning again. And of course, part of it is that some people missed it. They didn't access it.
Unfortunately, the recordings which I did on
Facebook are terrible. I was in Ethiopia. There are all kinds of things going on. They shut down the internet and no internet was made specifically weak to prevent, you know, political turmoil and things like this was going on. You know, so the recordings were terrible.
The idea now is to try to bring it all together with decent recordings that can be put in YouTube that anybody can watch at any time leaving it as my legacy or part of my legacy in sha Allah.
Akbar is the name of Allah, or an attribute of Allah. Do you have that we say Allahu Akbar.
Yeah, description of Allah.
Anyway, we're gonna be dealing with that when we come to it, with Kabir.
Look at it. joyful sorrows. My name is Salah, from the UK, is it correct to believe that the hidden Names of Allah may be greater than some of the revealed names?
you can feel that. You might think that
there great names are the greater names among those that revealed and among those who are not revealed their greater names, and perhaps the greater names from the unrevealed. They're greater than the order revealed. And so what
what is it gonna do for us?
I this is just supposition. And, you know,
in our supposition,
many things may be possible.
Faisal Ali is asking you said that niqab is not mandatory? Do you have any strong evidence to support your claim?
I don't share.
Nasir Dina albani. He wrote a book called job and morale muslimah the job of the Muslim female
and he brought all the evidences. You need the evidences he brought
proof of it.
those proofs were convincing for me
realities of Muslim scholarship.
Vast majority don't hold that it's obligatory.
I'm fine with that.
Ms is asking, Can you confirm that Reba is worse than Xena
if you're caught,
the punishment is death.
Riba if you're caught,
you get a slap on the hand
that you have
incorrectly taken, etc.
So I don't know if I would say that.
You're mentioning it. I never actually heard that said.
So then working in a conventional bank in the west or Africa is a great sin. Right? But it's a big sin. It's not good haraam
major Riba taking interest.
You know, the prophet SAW Solomon said it's worse than having sexual relations with your mother. Oh, okay. This is where maybe they're saying that
it's worth it because that's Xena. But yeah, yeah, I guess from that perspective, when the processor never said that.
That from that perspective, it's greater
having sex with your mother.
Not Xena in general.
And we can say that authoritatively because
COVID still affecting my brain. I forgot
where a person got that from.
Santa Holly, would you advise Muslim doctors from Pakistan to go to the US and specialize for 10 to 12 years and return to Muslim lands.
Well, if that's the only place where they can get that knowledge, you know, and that knowledge is beneficial to the community, then yeah, if their faith is firm, you know, they've studied all the way up, completed their degrees, you know, and they're going for specialization, I believe there's no harm, they can go anywhere that higher knowledge is available with the intention of bringing it back to the people of Pakistan, or even if they decide to go and live there. That's practicing Muslims, they will, they've studied there for 1012 years, whatever. But raising children in the West,
for those who are already in the east,
those already in the West, you're there, you know, I'm not saying, you know, pack your bags up and get on out. But, you know, if you see danger coming, if you see destruction coming, then Pack your bags and get on out. Otherwise, you know, if you're able to establish communities live amongst Muslims, you know, you have a community support, and not just on your own. But I used to call Little House on the Prairie Islam, were you just the only one?
That's not good.
Salah told us that. Allah is hand the other Laila gem is on the community, he should be in communities. So
if we have that, if we're able to achieve that, then hamdulillah we're protected that sense. But if we're not, if we're not able, if our children have to go to non Muslim schools, where they're teaching, you know things from kindergarten, things which are offensive against Islamic teachings, etc, putting your children's faith and understanding in danger, grave danger.
I look at it as in general, spiritual suicide when people ask me, you know, shall I go and I want to get the passport.
Maybe I want to get that passport, Canadian passport, American passport, British passport, Swedish passport, etc.
At the expense of your children.
My neighbors playing loud music.
Have a new ish revert. And this makes me miss my old lifestyle stop.
Is there anything I can do?
When I don't know your circumstances, you know, if you're in a situation where you can make complaint about, you know, your neighbor's loud music, no harm or backup and go somewhere else.
This is the general principle of hedra. When circumstance for your Islam becomes threatened and harmed and everything else, then you leave. You can't do anything about your existing circumstance, then it's time to go
somewhere else there are other parts of that city. There are other parts of the building. There are other parts of the state, there are other parts of the country. There are other countries. There are other continents, you know.
There is a lot that can be done. If Allah has given you the means.
Even Jawad didn't even tell me or hold the opinion that hell will not be eternal even for these believers. Some Allah say he did, and some say he did.
he had held the opinion
that hell was not eternal.
Although there are also amongst his writings where he did speak of it, being eternal, but it was an opinion which he held amongst opinions and it was based on Hadeeth however, the Hadith that he had were not authentic, those particular Hadees which were were that kind of evidence existed was not authentic. And he was a human being
as the process and I'm it said, khulumani Adam hapa all
descendants of Adam commit mistakes.
Abdullah, is it permissible to pray sooner prayer in the same spot? Someone prays for prayer, absolutely permissible.
it was common practice amongst the Sahaba, that they would pray in one place, they would shift and pray in another place, so that all the different places that they prayed in will bear witness for them, almost kiama
they didn't. In other words, take a spot like you have a lot of people today.
They have a spot they will even leave their mat there. That spot is reserved for me that is my spot.
This was definitely not once
they move they're out.
And really islamically it is first come first serve, you are not there in time. No, we're not going to hold that spot for you. It's anybody can come and pray there. Afterwards, you want to sit there after they leave no harm.
it's not a requirement to move.
And it's not preferable to stay in the same place all the time.
what should I do if I had a previous debt of fasting and couldn't finish up and met the current Ramadan? Well, after Ramadan? You finish off your debt?
Because priority has to be given to this Ramadan
from home zakia does Allah say he wages war against those who engage in Riba?
Father No, Bihari hadn't been Minar law he was
Yes. What does that mean? Meaning that
those who engage in Riba
will be as if they are in a battle with a lion is messenger.
And what it means is that you are going to lose you think that you're winning, you think that you got away look at all the cars my house, I got my car, I got all these things. Life is good. LG, well,
it might appear good.
But there are other things that can happen. You know, it's rotten on the inside, it looks good on the outside. calamities befall you it can come that way. Or it can just come as a big surprise on the Day of Judgment could come in a variety of different ways. But in the end, no doubt you will be the loser. You cannot beat in battle you cannot beat the line is messenger. That's the point.
maamoun has a question I want to study about Islam. How should I start?
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Faisal Ali asked, What is your view on using philosophy and religion of Islam? Some people say it should not be used.
Well, it depends on what you mean by philosophy.
philosophy which denies God's existence,
which argues for the non existence of God
opposes the rule of Islamic law,
its rules, its principles, etc, etc.
Then, of course, it's not good, better to avoid it. So many of the early scholars avoided it. And they discourage people from getting caught up in it. Because it opens up your mind in such a way that you start to look
free perspectives free of any boundaries,
by anything that comes to your head can be
where this is introduced and defended and argued
against Islamic teachings in principle, etc. Definitely not good, it is better to avoid it, don't encourage it.
But where it's based on some logical principles principle of logic, if A equals B, and B equals C, then a must equal C. No problem with that.
Logic, spider philosophy,
there is good in it to be able to think logically.
you know, many things are like a two edged sword. Any of these things that people commonly ask about the two edged sword, you have the sword, it can be used for good or it can be used for evil, the knife, you can use it to cut butter and spread it or cut an apple and eat it or you can use it to stab somebody, or cut your hand or whatever. All kinds of crazy things.
A lot of good things. They're also crazy. So we don't
reject outright totally.
This area, we reject the corrupt element of this area.
Or we reject teaching it to people whose minds are not properly trained islamically
so they can utilize the good and avoid evil.
With that, we're going to close our questions for today.
And I thank you for being with us.
And hope that you will continue to be with us in our fourth session tomorrow, where we go on to look at other names of Allah
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