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In the Names of Allah – 04 – al-Rahman & al-Raheem
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So now my name como rahmatullahi wa barakatuh
I'd like to welcome you all to the fourth session
names of Allah of our session, our program is called in the names of Allah,
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This is the fourth session.
And in it, we'll be looking at two names are rock man. And our Rahim names number two and three from our list.
The Beneficent, the Most Merciful
in terms of where these names are mentioned in the Quran,
how often they're mentioned
the Divine Name of Rockman is mentioned 57 times
in Cologne, in Cologne, manaphy fish Some are washed out in
Iraq many abda a rough man is mentioned here. All in the heavens and earth come to God, the nificent as the servants who are Maryam verse 93
four outer Rahim it is mentioned 114 times in the Koran among them in the who had wobbu Rahim indeed he is the oft Forgiving, the Most Merciful. So our Baqarah verse 54
in terms of the meaning, both names are derived from the root Rajma are mercy and our intensive forms of the present participle raw him being merciful.
Rock man being more intensive than Rahim and this is
a matter of emphasis
in Arabic because
we have added
the additional Alif
in rock man and a noon whereas in the case of Rahim, we have only added
A Yeah, that
increase in the structure of the word
indicates intensity, that it's become more intensive. And the more additional letters to the structure makes it more intensive when this just a technical point was when we talk about intensive so I mean, what the difference would be, would be between in the spoken
word if we said merciful, and we said, merciful.
This, this is been intensified, it's been increased by
by vocally increasing the volume, what you're saying, or by adding other things to it not just merciful, but very merciful, extremely merciful. These are ways of intensifying it linguistically in English.
So there are two opinions regarding the difference between the tool relative to a law and this question always arises, what's the difference between man and Rahim? Okay, we know, one is more intensive than the other. But other than that, what is it? What's the difference?
The first opinion
is that rough man is one who possesses complete mercy for
creatures, all creatures in this world and for the believers in the next.
Whereas Rahim is the one who possesses mercy for the believers on the Day of Judgment. So this is a clear distinction.
However, this opinion, you know, does run into a little bit of problem for interpretation, where law says, in the law have
been nasty Laura oferta Rahim.
Indeed a law is compassionate, and merciful to people.
So that, though it's very popular, you know, has issues. The other opinion about the difference is that rock man is a laws personal characteristic of mercy.
While Rahim describes his action of being merciful to his creatures, based on his characteristic of mercy.
This interpretation is based on the usage of these two Divine Names in Oregon,
where the term Rahim is consistently used to describe a loss acts of mercy, while rough man is never used in that context, for example, will cannot build movement in urashima.
And He is merciful to the believers here is Raheem being used
in terms of his creatures, as an action to his creatures, Iraq man is among the names which may only add this is on the other hand,
a rock man, because we said this is restricted to Allah
is among the names which may only be used in reference to a law as he made it equivalent to his personal name Allah. In verse 110, in Surah, lisara colada en la aledo, Roshan man,
I drew fella who I smell a snap, say, call on a law or call on a rough man,
the Most Merciful, whoever you call on, the Most Beautiful Names belong to Him. So equivalency to the personal name of God, Allah is made in this verse.
On the other hand, our Rahim is not specific to Allah. In the Quran, Allah describe the prophets of Salaam, using writing.
When he said in Torah, verse 128,
there is an icon. Me Nina orphan, Rahim.
concerned was just the part
I'm concerned about you that is profits outside limits concerned about you and compassionate and merciful to the believers.
So this second opinion, in my view is the stronger of the two.
That man is the last personal characteristic of mercy.
While Rahim describes his action of being merciful to his creatures,
and of course that's based on his personal characteristic of mercy. So they're intertwined.
In terms of
where we should confirm
whether the name is unique, and inapplicable.
These two Divine Names are rush man and Rahim,
In terms of the ability of the human mind, and the mind of the djinns, of fully grasping
its boundless ally and form these creatures in every corner of his creation,
righteous and unrighteous believer and this believer in the heavens and in the earth, that everyone exists and functions within His mercy at all times, through the day and through the night.
All within His mercy for our mighty wasI. At Khulna Shay, My Mercy encompasses everything.
However, at the same time, Allah has saved a special aspect of his boundless mercy for the believers, by which they will be happy in both worlds. As for the disbelievers, there will be no mercy for them in the hereafter.
To illustrate the vastness of Allah's
the prophet SAW Selim was reported by Abu huraira to I've said,
when a law created mercy, he created it in 100 parts.
He kept 99 parts with himself and released one part into the whole of his creation.
And another narration, he went on to explain that, by that one part.
The creation has compassion and mercy amongst themselves, the whole of creation. With it, the wild animals have compassion for their offspring.
So much so that a beast lifts its hoof from its offspring for fear of trampling it. Normally,
lions, tigers, elephants, whatever that have offspring. You see how they treat the offspring, they're very careful not to harm them. But they're animals that can easily harm other creatures as they roam the jungles or
various parts of the earth.
So where did that mercy come from? That's from Allah, Allah. He put it in their DNA, that they would avoid harming their own offspring.
Of course, it's necessary for them to have offspring and
Likewise, the creation of male animals and females from their own species, the placing of love, mercy, and pleasure between them all from a loss mercy.
Furthermore, to illustrate the extent of Allah's mercy
in a number of verses of the Quran, Allah informs His creatures of his establishment on his throne and expresses it as
are in terms of His mercy. A rough man llrc Stone,
the Most Merciful is established on the throne.
The most immense part of his creation. Our last creation is his throne.
And his most comprehensive characteristic is His mercy.
His settling above his throne, which encompasses all of his creation, affirms his dominion over creation, combined with his attribute of mercy, which encompasses all of creation, to convey a complete message of mercy.
He then recorded the consequence of his dominion, and is all inclusive mercy and compassion as an obligation on himself, and a promise to his creatures, that his mercy would precede his anger.
This writing was a divine guarantee of mercy, gentleness and forgiveness, to the whole of creation.
cutterbar ogbu kumala nafsa Rama Surah Al anon the sixth chapter, verse 54, your Lord has ordained on himself, mercy.
An Abu huraira related to the prophet SAW Selim
had expanded on this concept, saying, When Allah created the creation, he wrote, in his book obliging himself, my mercy will conquer my anger.
In rough mighty town is a liberal hobby
and it is placed near him on the throne.
It may be asked, of course,
people will ask if that is the case. Why does his mercy not cause him to release the doom souls from hell?
Doesn't his anger proceed His mercy in their case?
A good question.
And that's why this led some people to say everybody comes out of hell and goes to paradise in the end.
is much more pleasing, much more attractive, makes one feel relaxed.
But that's not the case.
The answer to this issue is that his mercy does not extract Doom souls from hell.
Because it is limited by his supreme justice to those who believe.
Can we understand that?
if we said
it is sufficient to release all the people from hell regardless of what they did.
Then what happened to is justice? Where is the justice?
So, we don't cancel justice,
in order to achieve total mercy,
the quality of mercy as vast and great as it is, it has to be within bounds. It has to be tempered by a laws other great at
attribute of justice.
Hadith narrated by side the middle country, side and Qadri abou side, Audrey. Concerning the Day of Judgment.
It's a long
statement I just read a portion of it.
Allah exalted and great will say
this is after the process of judgments taking place.
The angels have interceded
the messengers have interceded, the believers have interceded, and no one remains to intercede, except the Most Merciful
of the Merciful,
says the ending of the judgment process.
He will then take a handful from the fire from the Hellfire and bring them out of it.
People who never did any good, but who had been turned into charcoal and cast them
into the river.
Life on the outskirts of paradise.
And they will sprout as seeds sprout from the silt carried by the flood.
You see it near the stone or near the tree.
That part exposed to the sun is yellowish or greenish. And the part under the shade is white
details given by the Messenger of Allah. The point is that
in a state of having not done any good.
Their evil deeds were greater than their good deeds.
they had something
that was believe that Allah is the only one deserving to be worshiped. La ilaha illa Allah, they had that.
And the door their actions may not have
with the criteria and for good deeds. They did more bad deeds and good deeds.
But in the end with
proof faith, and it's not just those who say, like lamb Allah has words, but actually said it and believed.
Allah will take them out
and this is the greatness of his verse.
But this is not
dealing with people who have disbelieved altogether. They didn't believe in God at all, they did good deeds, etc, but they didn't believe in God.
They will not be included.
And this is
the basis of faith in God
and following his instructions in this life, to the best that we can.
And in order just to clarify that this is not just something aimed at people we know around us disbelievers, etc.
One on one occasion a person came to the prophet SAW Selim, and ask them all messenger of Allah, where's my father?
Alright, his father died.
did not accept Islam.
Not from the prophet SAW solemn or from those who work in vain the message before him.
The prophet SAW Selim replied, he's in the fire.
When the man turned,
sadly, of course, tears in his eyes, etc.
The prophet SAW Selim called out to him just to reassure him.
Indeed, my Father and your Father are in the fire. I father's with your father. Don't feel bad.
God is just
didn't put your father in the Hellfire for disbelief and save my father from the Hellfire because he chose me as a messenger. No. is just,
of course, this is this I hate Muslim.
No, and for many Muslims, for them, you know the prophets Father in heaven, what I would have been, you know, I remember teaching this years back and people
raising issues you know, after below the law Philips, he said that the problem is our son's father is in hell. How do
you know I was attacked. For this. This is in Sahih Muslim.
authentic along with behind the most authentic books of narrations of the Sunnah of the Prophet was a Sunday what the bronze was sent and said, Did, approved etc.
It states that
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mentioned that when the verse versus
To 14 of surah Shura, in which Allah said and warn your next of kin
your family warned them
to Prophet Muhammad says
the Bible says that land went to Mount Safa and announced all Fatima, daughter of Mohammed or Sophia Daughter of Abu Talib, or sons of Abu Talib. I have nothing which can avail you, which can help you against a laws rough.
However, you may ask me what you want of my worldly belongings, but for the life to come, I can do nothing for you. Unless you believe you accept Islam, you live it.
So if the prophet SAW Selim could not benefit his own family, by intercession,
due to a loss justice, tempering His mercy,
there is no hope for anyone else. So calling on saints, angels and others is of no use at all.
Even many good deeds will be of no use. We call this the Mother Teresa syndrome. People like to ask, Are you saying Mother Teresa is going to help?
Why if she didn't believe in God,
she believed in Jesus and she believed he was God. But she didn't believe in God
who Jesus wasn't
all of the good that she did.
It will not benefit her in the life to come in this life. Yes, a lot of them give her allies fear guys just
in that sense, for the good she did allow give her good
but she receives it in this life and not in the next.
But you know this
Mother Teresa syndrome, doubt is something even I share the wife of problems and I met held.
On one occasion she asked the prophet SAW Salah.
She said to him, O Messenger of Allah. It's been Geodon established family ties and fed the poor
into the and was
an example for the people of
kindness, he very generous, helped needy.
And he was like a parable of
goodness in that context.
So she asked, What about him, knowing that he died a disbeliever?
Would that be of any benefit to him?
In the life to come,
the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said, it would be of no use to him, as he never once said, Oh my Lord, God, pardon my sins, on the Day of Resurrection.
It didn't have that belief.
It didn't turn to God.
It was more an issue of pride
to be known as generous.
So he got that. That's what he thought. And he got it. He was respected by generations.
So this idea of Allah's mercy, extracting the disbelievers from hell
involves compromising our laws, attributes of justice,
is justice would be totally compromised, as the reward for belief and disbelief, would ultimately be the same.
doesn't matter if you believe or disbelieve in the end, we're all going to buy that.
If the reward for submission, an arrogant rebellion were equal, it would be in fact,
righteousness and evil can never be equal.
In order to further illustrate the
extent of laws, mercy.
On one occasion, the promises are
compared it to a woman who lost her breastfeeding child.
And I was doing after one of the battles.
prisoners of war were there. And the woman went looking to see if somebody had saved their child with them or not. She finds the child and
immediately puts the child in their breast, hugging it.
And the raw Sallam pointed that out to his companions, and he said, Do you think this woman would ever allow her child to be thrown into a fire? They replied by laws. So far as it lies in her power, she would never
allow her child to get thrown into the fire.
prompts are seldom said, Ally's kinder to his servants than this woman to her child.
Just to bring it closer,
out of Allah's mercy,
the vastness of his
simple acts done with sincerity
to erase sin,
good deeds erasing sin.
He said Whoever says
so we're hiring a lawyer who will be handy
Glory be to Allah and may be praised 100 times
his sins will be removed from him. Even though they may be like the foam on the ocean.
Of course this is with sincerity. It's not this monologue. How many hours have been spent on holidays paranoid how they spend no.
It is Subhan Allah II,
understanding Glory be to Allah glorifying Allah
and recognizing that he deserves all braids.
Saying it sincerity.
It will erase sin.
For this is mercy. This is all part of Allah's mercy.
Allah even rewards us for good thoughts. Proverbs are Solomon said,
a lot most great and glorious said, if my third servant thinks to do a good deed, that's all if we just think, to do a good deed, I will record it as a good deed. As long as he doesn't do it.
It doesn't do it. It's recorded as one good deed.
He had the thought she had the thought, one good deed is recorded.
If he or she does it, another situation now, I will record it as 10 good deeds, multiplied by 10.
If he thinks to do a, an evil deed,
the other side.
The prophet SAW Sam said,
a law said, I will forgive him for it. As long as he doesn't do it. You think to do an evil deed. It's not recorded as an evil deed, automatically. You think to do a good deed is recorded, automatically.
evil deed not recorded. You're forgiven that evil thought.
As long as you don't do it.
If you do it, then
Allah said I will record it as one evil deed.
This is the mercy of Allah.
So good deeds. In AlHassan at you the hipness say at good deeds continuously erase evil deeds, because they are 10 times the value.
So they're wiping out evil deeds, continually. This is from the great mercy of Allah Subhana Allah
and Allah referred to all of his blessings wherever he is given
As he calls it all mercy, so he speaks about
It is he who sends the winds as heralds of His mercy.
Well, who led your cineraria bush raw, binary, he had a rough match rahmati
it's in the midst of His mercy. So a lot off.
So, all of the good things that come
from the clouds, the winds, the rain that falls, all of it is
beneficial, and a mercy
human beings, the creation in general, brain benefits all.
Also, he submitted the animals, the rest of creation, with the exception of the gym,
all the animals and camels, elephants,
all of the animals that have been submitted for us to ride, carry our burdens, for food, for our enjoyment, even
the wild animals that we came and put them in a circus, and all of this is from Allah's mercy.
If he didn't submit them, we would be in a constant fight with these animals.
They, in some places outnumber us. They're stronger than us. They're faster than us.
They can swim better than us, they can fly better than us. They can fly, we can fly. I mean, we've made vehicles by which to fly, but they fly.
in spite of all of that Allah has submitted them to us.
even the scriptures that Allah revealed,
so unnatural, verse 89, law says they have revealed the scripture to you, explaining everything, as guidance was the purpose as guidance, mercy and glad tidings for the believers. Mercy,
it's who then we're off Martin
bush raw lynmouth, meaning
The goal of
creation of our creation,
after fulfilling our purpose of worshiping Allah, the goal
that that purpose takes us to is Jenna.
to Jenna as a mercy.
And he points out to us through the Messenger of Allah, that no one's deeds alone will take them in Paradise, it's still the mercy of Allah, that will carry them.
Now applying the principles of even Bhutan,
where we said is four principles, the first of which is to adopt where applicable.
These Divine Names are rock man and Rahim.
While impossible to adopt, on a large scale, may be adopted, by being merciful to our fellow human beings, we as human beings, though we cannot show the kind of mercy that allows
we can on this limited scale,
show mercy to human beings, other human beings, and to allow us creatures that we have
lordship over, that are under us that are serving us.
What we know of Allah His infinite mercy should drive us to seek out ways of being merciful to allows creation, especially considering that our mercy to them will earn us more mercy from Allah.
of belief in these two names
Because this is where we can apply
from the impact that the names have on understanding the names. It leads us to action, consciousness of the vast oceans of compassion, contained in these divine maidens should create in the believer keenness to continuously seek to achieve its benefits by doing all in his or her power, to receive a loss, grace and mercy.
Sometimes it is easy to be merciful. But if people don't appreciate what we have done, we quickly stop being merciful.
That level of mercy is dependent on others, and is not self driven.
This is not the type of mercy that we need to develop, we need a mercy beyond that.
We should strive to continue to be merciful regardless of whether others appreciate it and thank us or not.
If our intention is seeking a law's pleasure, whether people appreciate our kindness or not, should be irrelevant.
what we have to be clear on
our mercy should be self driven.
It should come from us, if we don't have it, we need to develop it.
As showing mercy as being merciful, we said earns us further mercy from Allah.
This is the implementation of mercy, its benefits.
On one occasion,
the prophets of Salaam kissed his grandson and hasn't even Ali.
And close by next to him was on Accra inhabits Bedouin companion.
I have 10 children and I've never kissed a single one of them.
You know, is looking at the prophet SAW Allah kissing, Allah has a
And he is showing his manliness because
to be a man, you don't show this kind of affection.
So the bras I sell I'm turned and looked at him
Whoever doesn't show mercy will not receive mercy, man lie or hum lie or
that's the blow.
That showing mercy
is required of us as a law is so merciful.
And in order to illustrate that,
and how beneficial that Mercy is, he told the story. On another occasion. He said Allah forgive me prostitute from among the Israelites.
Bani Israel, people of Moses
ally was forgave a prostitute for her prostitution of herself.
Because on one occasion, she tied her shoe to her scarf
and put it in a while. And Joe pulled it out with water, which she fed to a dog near the well who couldn't access that water, who was dying of thirst. She saw that dog dying of thirst, too, took her scarf
tied to her shoe, pulled water out and fed the dog.
Because of that the process and I went on to say a law forgive her. Forgive her for a sin, choosing involved in mixing
but a lot of forgive her for that. So much
to other human beings, even mercy to the creatures
is greatly rewarded. If that took her to paradise, then that's saying a lot.
On another occasion, when similar story was narrated to the companions, they asked the process.
Just to clarify, it sounded kind of strange. Is there a reward
for charity, even given to animals?
I mean, obviously he's told them that they're asking the question is just emphasizing Really? process Adam said yes. For every warm blooded creature,
there is a reward of charity
for any jayati shown towards it.
So Mercy is among the greatest of moral characteristics, which Allah has encouraged his servants to acquire.
He praised his messengers for it. Omar Sal Naka. Illa mutton did aalameen I only sent you as a mercy to all the worlds
it was by Allah's mercy that you are kind to them Fabi Myra met him Mila la he lil tala home.
Osama relate to that the broadside Salaam was question about his crime for a dying child.
He replied, crying in tears came to him not you know, screaming or shouting or
in the Maya? Allah mini body hidden rahama indeed a law is only merciful to the merciful among his servants
even in the
visiting of graveyards
when I asked bosasa lamb what she should say.
When visiting the graveyards
he told her to say
As salam o Allah Allah Dr. Mineral meaning peace beyond believing and submitting people of these about a minute me Nina while muslimeen
your hammer law I almost stopped at the mean I mean, well, Mr. Shetty
And may Allah have mercy on our predecessors, and our successors.
Were in insha Allah become law
and Allah willing, we will be joining you.
So ask him for mercy for those in the grave.
This is an expression for those who have passed of our own mercy.
And the process I'm used to, you know, ask for Allah's mercy
while sitting between the two suits.
He said Robert, failure of a family robbing a family he did that also.
Oh my Lord, forgive me. But
on some occasion, he said along my family, were hammy.
Allah, forgive me and have mercy on me.
Why didn't he well afeni What is happening? guide me heal me and provide for me.
seeking of various ways to be merciful
should be something in our psyche.
this is among the highest qualities that we can have we can achieve
to be merciful to those around us.
We should not
consider any act too small.
To illustrate that point on one occasion,
I, Aisha radiallahu, anha, she narrated that
she had informed the province outside of them of a woman who came to her
out of food.
She had two small children with her.
And I forgive her.
From what little she had, she gave her three dates.
The mother, she narrates this to us,
the mother gave one date to one child and other day to the other child, made sure that they were able to eat it.
By the time she had finished, and she was now going to eat her date, the kids were looking at her, you know, looking at the date, she realized, you know, with what she got, what they got was, you know, they still wanted more.
And so she's split that date she had
in half, and give half to one of the children and the other half to the other child. And she went without,
the process and, you know, when she related that to her boss, as Ellen said,
that put her in general
that sacrifice, that mercy that she showed,
what's her key to paradise.
we are encouraged
to implement laws, attributes of
in order to earn mercy for ourselves, etc.
in order to benefit
so many different examples
the browser has given Shawn from his life.
third principle of Ibn batal
is that where the name contains
then we should have hope, in that promise.
And the fourth principle is that where the name contains
a warning that we should fear, whatever has been warned about that name.
Now, in terms of the promise,
these two Divine Names are Rahmani Raheem, I mean,
the promise exists within the mercy
because they create this acute sense of Allah's mercy all around us and throughout the creation.
Because of that,
this awareness of the greatness of Allah's mercy in creation, it should further creating us
a sense of all of laws, greatness, humility, before His mercy and hope in the hearts of the believers with regards to Allah, we should never give up hope.
Never think that there's no way there's nothing to benefit from.
We've done too many bad deeds, it's made us evil in the sight of Allah is no hope for us. We should never reach that state.
Of course shavon will put these thoughts into our heads in order for us to give up and then of course, you give up doing good all together and just go down the road of corruption and misguidance then
we have lost our way
but the names contain hope
These names of mercy
and the province I sell them further stress this saying, do good deeds properly, sincerely and moderately
said they do recordable.
What I'm sure
for no one's deeds will put him No one's deeds alone will put him or her in paradise.
The Companions asked, not even you are messenger of Allah,
your deeds, I mean you're doing good all the time, not even you, you said not even me,
unless Allah bestows his pardon and mercy upon me
So, given that
knowledge, it should put
hope in our heart that Allah's mercy will carry us through.
On the other hand, we said, where there is fear in the name,
according to Evan baton, then we should take from it a warning.
Now the names of merciful, magnificent etc. It doesn't have any warning. However,
though these two Divine Names do not by themselves contain warnings their absence does. The province on Salaam warned us of the evil consequences for not having mercy on others.
When one of his companions are applied in habits we mentioned earlier, saw the prophet SAW Selim kissing his grandson and boasted that he never kissed any of his kids. Rosa Solomon said, Man layer one layer.
That's it, there is the warning right there.
Whoever doesn't show mercy will not receive mercy.
And there are other occasions in which routes are seldom said the same thing.
So the fear of becoming blocked from Allah's mercy should be enough to prevent us from being on merciful to others.
In order to
that being unmerciful, even to a loss creatures can have great evil consequences. Rob's awesome, I'm told, after telling the story about the woman, the prostitute from Bani Israel, Israelites who gave water to a thirsty dying dog that put her in paradise forgive her sins.
Rosa Sallam also told another story from the people of the past, our woman who tied up a cat
and didn't allow it to go and eat rats or whatever it could eat to survive, kept it tied up until it starved to death and died.
Because it didn't have any thing to eat.
And process and I'm said that woman was put in hell because of it.
So that is the fear of not having any mercy.
The evil consequence ultimately is held. Because if you're unmerciful, you can do all kinds of things to people in a way we hear about
acts of, you know, manslaughter, you know,
case of police, killing people,
randomly, not caring, I mean, and such acts, you know, where people's slaughter, you have these massacres genocides, what's going on in so many different countries? You wonder how could people do that?
This total lack of mercy
versus gone from their heart and
it will destroy them.
So we ask Allah to protect us from that state.
In our session, we'll close it
by calling on a law using his name
these names Oh Allah. Yeah LA.
Yeah, man. Yeah, Rahim.
Have mercy on us, as you are the most merciful, for the ever Merciful and we are totally in need of your mercy.
Bless us with mercy in our own hearts and souls, and mercy and our thoughts and our deeds.
Grant us mercy on our tongues to those around us. Always, and keep us firmly on the merciful path of your messenger who taught us mercy at all times.
by Baraka lafi calm salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
we will shift to the q&a.
before shifting to the q&a,
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Baraka logical may Allah have mercy and give his blessings to all of you
We will now begin our q&a session
okay our first question from side side
we humans can Oh can we humans say that we are going to Rahim someone
this is a
bad usage of the term
you know we can be Rahim to someone
It is my place I guess in my place. People say so often. And I think they do ship No, we're gonna call them mushrik doing ship No.
You know, it's just a bad usage. You know, I'm going to Raheem somebody Rahim is not a a verb. But you know, maybe in your language. Now people have turned it into a verb. Just misuse of the term. But they what they want. What they're trying to say is they're going to show Rama to somebody. And there's no harm in that.
From Noor Salaam. How do we think of a child
or a son
Think that their death is a mercy?
Or do we think of a child's death as a mercy?
Well, it may be a mercy for that child
because had the child growing up, because you know, Allah knows
what we call the hypothetical, had that child growing up and not died, then
what they may have encountered in this life
may have been very painful, they have been terrible, in one way or another, or the other.
And Allah took their life early to spare them
that, or it could be to you that this child would grow up and be to you a calamity. Like in the case of Prophet Musa, and Moses
Prophet we went to see
and who kill the child
and then explain to Moses
from the knowledge alive given him a what that child was going to do was going to be to his parents.
So it could be in that way. Or it could be
a mercy in that, you know, people may have lost their way.
They thought they got everything, everything in life, everything, they're successful, it's on so on. So they got a child, beautiful child, the child dies up, that wake up call,
you know, could put them back on the track. So the mercy could be in so many different ways. You know,
the fact that it is a mercy
that everything in life ultimately, is a mercy that has benefited.
This is something that we have to open our minds to.
You know, of course at the time that
things happen, child dies, whatever, you know, it's like you can't think of anything else and but then this is where you have to
Allah gives any takes.
And it all belongs to him.
joyful sorrows? What do you think of translating a rock man, as the most gracious and ever him as ever Merciful?
I feel this may be more accurate.
We're dealing with other languages.
if you feel better with that, then use it
the most gracious
and ever Merciful.
we said that
the opinions of scholars regarding the the the names may differ.
side side is asking to have one day just for questions and answers.
Well, that's why we have Islam q&a online. You don't need one day you've got all day, every day, all week every week. You can ask whatever questions you want.
No matter what question you end up asking here, I'm sure it's asked at us there an answer. They're better than I'm able to answer it here.
feistel is asking, Can you suggest
the best books on
there are many books.
I did a book called the fundamentals of
That's a useful book. And very popular, a lot of people have benefited from it.
There are many other books
written on different aspects of al Qaeda by leading scholars.
best thing is for you to ask, respectable and reliable scholars of your area. What's in your language? easiest for you to understand?
The question, are we allowed to read Surah Al Fatiha
as the second Surah in our Salah.
you'll be reading twice, once as your first
first reading in the Quranic recitation part of prayer. And second, again in your
following reading. It's possible
no one says it's not permissible. No one can make it impermissible.
But just wasn't ever recorded to have been done by Russell the last
are the components
not recorded, but you know,
there are those who read
kulula who I had
before every surah they will read your prayers. And the prophet SAW Selim. Okay.
So there's leeway here.
CCA is asking in front of a camera.
Can I make a checklist of voluntary deeds such as tagit? Doing the curb throughout the day, avoiding backbiting purely for self assessment? Making this list for self assessment and reminders?
Some people say that no.
Not be the I in the sense that.
Okay. In the time of the companions, most of them didn't know either. Right. Okay, sure. They weren't writing.
And of the few that new order, right? Nobody made a list. So this is not allowed. No, no. We don't have to do that. You know, all these things that are written down are part of Islam. You make a list to help you. There's no harm.
And if you find if you have lost, as they say if you fail to plan, you plan to fail, so at least make a plan for yourself to do certain things each day. That's a good thought, a good practice.
Can we use interests for feeding the poor,
you won't get any reward for it.
You'll get a sin for having taken it. It's something unavoidable okay. There's no sin on you. And the people benefit from it, but to not be counted as a reward for yourself.
But it's just cleaning your plate.
Cleaning up things.
babies who die before puberty.
Going through the test.
Ask him for that reference. How to Have a look
Somebody is asking here.
I sold a car the buyer gave me half of the money that has been for months at least
Still not giving me the rest? By take back the car, can I hold some of his money? Because you use my car? No.
take back your car,
you got to give him back the money.
Actually, in some places,
they use that to steal people's cars.
Pay some of the money.
And the person starts using that money for this than the other. Let's say I can't pay the rest.
Give me back my money.
Or let me have the car.
more out asks kaliba
for someone such as a non Muslim family member who shows aggression towards Islam, do we show mercy to them or turn away from them? Well,
if they are aggression is forcing you to turn away then you have to turn away but in general, remember when the prompts are Salaam was chased out of Five
Stones being thrown at him, till his feet blood, blood, blood was in his sandals.
when he was asked
through the angels,
whether he would wish that the mountains be
come crashing down on time is down city
as punishment for their treatment of the Messenger of Allah.
The prophet SAW Selim said no.
perhaps from their descendants will be those who believe and
that's what happened long after him.
After him, people believed he was merciful, even though they showed serious aggression against them. So it's better
you know, you showing patients and
burying their pain
bearing their issues
on a lot as a Singaporean in so many places.
Same thing concerning the process, local foreign leader can be are you if you were harsh and rough with them, people would just sneak
by Allah's mercy, you're gentle with them.
So that gentleness is better than harshness.
brother's going on a literal thing
when a non Muslim passes away during Ramadan, what happens to them because the gates of jahannam are closed?
Well, the devils are
and the gates are closed.
Not meaning that
because we still experience the impact of demonic and evil forces.
because of the fact that
once this world ends time, it's no longer of consequence.
The gates of hell
will be closed
at certain points for those who are believers will be closed for them.
what it is saying here in any case,
this is a chance to do good.
This is the mercy of Allah.
This is the blessing for Ramadan
by forcing us to do this
we have closed off
avenues of evil?
The gates of jam
but relative to us now
there's nobody in hell
judgment hasn't taken place
Find Sally asks, Can we say that such and such a doctor saved my life is my lifesaver
he saved my life by Allah's permission.
By law bylaws permission. bylaws will, he was the one who saved my life
is a lifesaver for me. bylaws permission
that's best in ignorance people say oh, he saved my life.
They forget to say last person because without the last permission, then
your life could not be saved. So
it's it's a fine point.
And we should always keep a law
at the forefront
of everything we say do
what At what age is it compulsory for children to fast? Well like 10
or is it like prayer then?
puberty is purity This is where it's compulsory.
You know for training purposes the process of I said teach your children Salah
at seven spank them for it again.
So this is like these are like general guidelines to start off easy. And you
need to be more insisting insistent as time passes.
you know, it just depends on the child children vary. Some of them can easily go into fasting others it's not easy.
And when it's not compulsory for them, you just have to encourage them through other means.
Before purity, it's not compulsory,
but it's better that you get them into it so that wide by the time it becomes compulsory, you're able to deal with it.
Is it is it permissible?
Roger Frank is asking
to shorten the name of the names of Allah the names that we give ourselves, etc.
If they're not names of the names of Allah like rock man, he's asking can we call him rock?
shortly short version.
Well, people may do it but it's not good.
It's not good. It's distorting last names.
It's not good from that perspective. He should be able to rock
you can call him Abdu.
This is the shortened version but that's that part is okay. But raw for rock man, no.
This This will be the last of our questions for today.
And hope to see you tomorrow.
As we continue in the names of Allah.
Close now subhanak Allahu ambica. The Shadow Allah and stuff iluka on a tulelake
ceramide a comb warahmatullahi wabarakatuh
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