Channel: Bilal Philips
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So now why nakooma rahmatullahi wa barakatuh
as is our usual practice
before beginning our session and this is session six
the Divine Name which is number seven
We will wait until more people join us and we'll launch
so for now
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Those who died
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I did visit to
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that year in
Chennai was a very wonderful experience for me.
I traveled all over the country during that year, rounding up students for the university
visiting different communities and lecturing their
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hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah Kareem
Allah Allah He was happy woman is standing up as soon as he made Dean.
All praise is due to Allah and realize peace and blessings be on the last prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and and all those who follow the path of righteousness until the last day.
This is session number six, in which we'll be looking at a single name
the holy name number seven in Arabic, Al conduce.
And this name can be found only in two locations in the Quran.
verse one, he said the holy lie He manifests somehow it fell out.
And mannequin conduce in the azizul Hakeem
all in the heavens and earth, glorify Allah,
the Sovereign, the holy, the Almighty, and the all wise
in terms of meaning.
The term Kunduz, the Divine Name, our Kunduz is derived from Gods
according to the pronunciation of the people from hijas.
Both routes mean pure and black.
The Divine Name and conduce means in the totality, the one perfectly free from any deficiency or imperfection.
The title rule for those
the spirit of the perfectly pure is used in the Quran. And the Sunnah to refer to an angel, Gabriel gibreel.
In terms of looking at the application,
application of this name,
according to Ibn backhauls, four principles,
Principle number one,
adopt where applicable,
not too many of the names that we have looked at so far, can fit this category in general.
All of the names, even the ones which could fit the category, once we put on a flam before it, that is the definite article, though,
so far, so I'll produce becoming
the divine, I sorry, the holy alright.
The totally poorly, because the V here, you know, implies generality in comprehensiveness. And this is not possible. For any human to claim you might be
pure in some aspects and filthy and other aspects, we, you know, human beings, we're not
pure beings, so to speak.
But in the case of a law, we're talking about, you know, his purity, His Holiness, is complete. So in that state, where we're talking about perfect purity, freedom from any defects, that is only a law.
What we can do is we can strive to do various acts, which Allah has prescribed for us to purify ourselves physically, mentally, spiritually, emotionally, according to the way that Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam taught us, in order to correct some of the many defects in our religious and
physical practices, and ultimately, in the whole of our lives.
So when we look into the teachings of Islam, where purity comes into play, as you remember, we said that the Divine Name of produce means the one who's perfectly free from any deficiency, or imperfection, pure in the absolute sense.
pure purity is a requirement for prayer.
It's been prescribed for us to purify ourselves with pure water,
as a minor purification or ablution, or a major purification, called also
these have been prescribed
and what we can do or what we should do, when doing these forms of evolution, is to do them consciously reflecting on the purpose for which we are doing them.
And the intended effects
for which they were prescribed.
Instead of merely running water, and running through them, quickly, mechanically ritualistically you know, just in automatic mode, devoid of any reflection and contemplation related to them.
Without that, without that consciousness, then the art becomes mechanical and it will not serve
Any higher purpose, yes, it will remove dirt that was maybe on our hands or feet, in our hair, whatever, you remove that. But that was not the main goal. The main goal of ablution
if we take the time to reflect on what the prophet SAW, Selim said, regarding ablution,
where he pointed out that
our sins drip from our limbs, as we make will do,
it would transform if we weren't able to reflect on that it would transform our washing into a reflective purification guide for us to follow, whenever we made will do.
saying there is this higher level that we need to seek now, there are some people who claim special powers, whatever connections, you know, you want to get to God, you need to come through them whatever.
And they may claim that if you make will do in front of them, they can tell you, what are the sins that you have done, by looking at the water falling from your body, they're able to determine your sins.
If you come across such a person,
even though they call him peer, so and so shared, so and so was Oh, so and so or whatever, run in the opposite direction.
He is a servant of Satan.
Prophet Muhammad, I seldom wasn't able to tell that the sins the kind of sins that have fallen from our limbs, and somebody else is gonna come along with this power.
Know that these are lies
of a Valera quoted the prophets Allah saying, if a Muslim worshiper or true believer makes will do, and washes his face, all sinful things, which his own two eyes have witnessed, are washed away from his face,
with the will do water over the last drop of water which falls from his face.
And if he washes both his hands, every sinful thing, which his hands have touched and held,
is washed away with the water, or with the last drop of water.
And if he washes both of his feet,
all the sins which his feet have walked to, and committed
with the water, or with the last drop of water, it will fall from him
until he completes his ablution is Voodoo clean from all of his sins.
So behind Allah
how many of us reflect on that. And when he spoke of the face, of course, he focused on the eyes, because this is the most
pronounced aspect of our faces. But
it also includes other parts of the head,
whether it's here and wiping the head there, where our brain is under it, what the brain thinks,
the sins of the mouth, what our tongues have said, the sins of the ears, what our ears have heard, washing all of these
and washing away
since at the same time
so this statement of the promises,
guides us to what we should be mentally and spiritually reflecting on while making Voodoo, or also
rather than merely going through the physical ritual, mentally and spiritually detached from what we're doing. Our bodies are doing it, but our minds are elsewhere. We're still at the office. We're still in the kitchen.
We're still in the bed. We just got up from bed, whatever to make. We'll do
And we're still thinking of sleep.
Our minds are elsewhere.
Then obviously, when we make wudu also in this way,
this is not happening.
The sins are not falling.
This is the point. And when you build your salon on top of it,
we're again stuck.
If we don't
wake up and become conscious in the salon, then Salah also goes. So we have made what do we have made Salah.
And we have nothing to show for it.
can take place through proper prayer.
The form of prayer itself is a powerful means of purification.
This has been stated, but this is when it is properly done.
And with the proper state of mind
so that we're not
in the position of that Companion of the prophet may God's peace and blessings be upon you.
entered the masjid made to Raka
before coming and sitting down with the prophets of Salaam because the prompts are Solomon did say whenever you enter the masjid
make two units of prayer before sitting down. I mean this is if the salon started already, or the karma is now just being done. But the point is that make two units of prayer before sitting down. Why? Because why did we come to the masjid for
you come to the master to think about work.
You know how much money we've earned today.
You know, what are we done? Now? Is this what the purpose of coming to the masjid is surely not came to the to the master to worship Allah. So, you know, if we just sit down like that, then what's going to happen? If we're not reflecting on Allah,
making some of God or something reading some piano, whatever, then our brain is just gonna go to whatever we were up to, before we entered the masjid.
the prophet SAW Selim gave a simple instruction,
which sums up succinctly how that prayer needs to be
the prayer that is going to
be a goal changer. The life changing
prayer, because that's what we want to be praying prayers which impact on us as individuals. And of course, it's not easy, but it's simple. In its simplicity,
but it requires effort on our part.
What he said
concerning prayer was narrated by Abu,
one of his companions, who related that a man came to the prophet SAW Selim and asked him all messenger of Allah
about Islam, but please be brief.
He didn't want a big long hookah he said you know Bedouins they're very straightforward and to the point that cetera he said, teach me Islam but be brief. The browser seldom responded to him saying
either counterfeit feasts Allah Tikka for Sunday salata what dairy if you get up to pray,
pray a farewell prayer.
That's the formula. Pray a farewell prayer. What does that mean? It means that when you perform your prayer, you should feel as if it is the last prayer you will ever make before leaving this world.
If one feels that way, it will cause them to pray in the best way possible. Because the for sure.
If you only have one more prayer to make, you're not going to make the prayer the way we normally pray. Now.
You're going to try to pray it
Perfect prayer, with full humility, sincerely and calmly.
That's what we need. That's what we need in all of our prayers, for them to earn us the full reward that's there in prayer.
Or smiley been a fan.
He was also
relating for us.
From Proverbs, I sell them
the concept of prayer expiating sin saying, the obligatory prayer of one who performed properly, we'll do look at that.
This process is talking about prayer. But he says that you have to have performed Voodoo properly. First.
How is that, who performed will do as a law the Exalted and joined upon it
is not the mechanical will do, the automatic will do.
But we'll do
If one does that robs us and said,
the prayer will be an expiation for sins committed between the previous prayer and the prayer that
is in. So in the day, we're praying five times a day,
between each prayer,
sins are being erased by the prayer itself, purifying us of sin.
And again, this is not the prayer of the companion, who prayed, came in the masjid.
Pray to Raka and sat down with the prophets Allah. And the prophet SAW Selim told him go back and pray because you didn't pray.
And he told him three times he went and prayed came back. And he said, Go back and pray because he didn't pray. He went and prayed again to Rakhine came back, and he told him again.
got the point.
And so he said, O Messenger of Allah, that's the only prayer that I know. Please teach me how to pray.
And so the problem is, I found them,
enlightened him, focusing on
the movements of the prayer, doing them
So it said, when you stand up to pray,
pause until all the bones of your back settle in place. Not you stand up and you're bouncing back down again. Some people pray like that. I just stand as soon as they they reach the upper part, they're going into record.
I mean, how they managed to get Fatiha, an extra surah, in between.
Praying at the rate that the prophet SAW Selim called
the anti prayer
as we have the Antichrist, the germ of the anti prayer, that prayer
where there is no reflection,
going at 90 miles an hour.
same thing he told him when you bow, you're going to record that you stay in record, when you go into record, you're settling, record all the bones in your back settling, not that you go up from
the arm when you're standing, you go into record and you bounce back out again.
people doing this many people
just let me find your prayers, without even realizing.
So we're talking about
Salah, which is performed properly with reflection.
Praying as if we're praying
the last prayer
there are no more prayers that
Our life has ended
with this prayer
just we need to remind ourselves each time we're gonna make a prayer. Remember,
what if this was my last prayer
man also quoted the process as saying, whenever the time for a prescribed prayer arrives, and a Muslim performs will do well performs will do well
see properly and well. These terms are used, the processor is dropping these little tidbits of knowledge as reminders because so many times people don't make Voodoo well
and humbly offers prayers, when the time for prayer arrives and the Muslim max will do well and humbly offer his prayers with proper bowing. All of these points are there. It will be an expiation for past sins, as long as they're not major ones. And that is
That is a concession which lies granted us. That is the power of prayer. But that's the power of proper prayer. Not just any prayer.
So five times then a prayer.
The prophet SAW Selim made a metaphor simile. Regarding it, if someone bathes he said to his companions, on one occasion, someone bails in a river outside his house five times a day, will there be any impurity left on him or her?
That's obvious, they would be clean as a whistle five times a day meaning, so by Allah Allah, that is the power of proper prayer.
The process further said
as narrated by Abu huraira
if anyone performs will do well, again, you see, I mean, to be honest, it when I was reading through the literature for this session, I was amazed at how many times the promise I said I mean, how many narrations distressed well,
Anyway, he said regarding Juma prayers, if anyone performs will do well, then comes to the Friday prayers, listens and keep silent, his sins between them. And the next Juma plus three extra days will be forgiven.
the power of prayer
also making prayers of repentance.
And there are many what's the process I'm taught us
wherein we beg Allah for forgiveness. This also by itself remove sin.
The prophets Allah was quoted as saying, a Thai woman or them be command lad them Bella. One who repents from sin is like one without sin.
One who repents from sin is like one without sin.
This is not going to anybody else and asking them to forgive sins for us.
For issues that relate to God, we don't have any intercessors in this matter. It's we ourselves individually, we are capable of removing that sin, by repentance and that's why in our belief system, based on the teachings of the prophet may God's peace and best be upon him.
The original sin which is in the minds of many who fall in the realm of peace,
reality, that there was this original sin, Adam and Eve committed. And this everybody has inherited. And that's why a savior was needed to lift this sin from the backs of all who came into this world.
But we don't believe in this.
on realizing his sin of eating from the tree along with Eve
turned back to a line repentance. It stated very clearly in the Quran, that Adam turned back to a lion repentance, and love forgave him.
He was purified of that sin.
So, even the issue of sins being handed down genetically, this is nonsense.
Because then people are being blamed for the sins of their fathers, which they didn't do. The fathers did it and they've been carrying the blame. Of course, that doesn't make sense even at all.
the mechanism for purifying oneself from sin is already in place. And it is as simple as Toba.
begging God's for big forgiveness. He is most most of
you talked about.
Being a rock man or Rahim This is
an element a small element of his vast mercy.
Other acts like fasting in Ramadan.
The prophet SAW Salem was reported Bible Herrera to have said
all the previous Sins of anyone who fast the month of Ramadan out of faith imagine seeking his reward from his Lord, what Simon
will be forgiven
will fear Allah who might have been damaged
his previous sins will be forgiven. This is the power of ramadan
ramadan, where we are
we need to focus
on purification from set
and this is in keeping with the general principle of
accessibility of salvation from sin.
To every human being. They are capable, they are able they don't need a special savior
to take their sins on his back to die for our sins. No,
that's not needed.
We all have been given the means to attain our personal salvation.
Hajj and Umrah
they have a purifying quality also. I Borrero already quoted the broadside Solomon saying whoever makes pilgrimage to this house, the Kaaba and does not have sexual relations with his wife while being in the harem.
nor have they committed any other sins
will return sinless as the day his or her mother bore them
purified from sin.
That's the power of Hajj and Umrah. He said the sins done between two cameras are s are expiated by them.
They're wiped away
by doing two omers But of course, like we'll do,
like Salah it has to be proper onra
this onra can't be a planned ombre
I remember meeting some of our our brothers in New York years back
coming out of a nightclub.
I wasn't in the nightclub, but I met them coming out of the nightclub and tried to give them some
Advice says you know, brothers, this isn't where you should be is not befitting of a Muslim to be in such a such a place. This kind of place. They said Oh, don't worry about it. We're okay.
What do you mean you're okay. You got a special dispensation from a lot that allows for you to go to
you know, nightclubs and bars, etc. So no, no. Just
in summer I mean, we're here as students in summer when we go home, we stopped by Mecca make obrah
each year the summer holiday we go liquid.
And from one O'Meara to the next profit, I'm so sad and sad it wipes out the sins in between hamdulillah
that's it Oh, boy. You guys have some serious problems here.
You have some serious problems
are you imagining that
this is a game that you can play with a lot
you can commit all the sins you want and then just go for ombre wipe it out, do some more go for ombre wipe it out.
It doesn't work like that.
This is not an automatic wiper.
This is talking about proper obrah
proper Salah proper will do all of these things. It's always proper, done properly.
This is what has the power by laws will.
Without that proper
nothing. It's just a meaningless act.
this Divine Name Alka Deuce
in our prayers,
as problems as a lamb, a tortoise, Ayesha
said that the last messenger
used to say when he was following and recor and when he was prostrating in sujood. So bowfin could do some horrible Mullah ekati work.
Free and pure from the effects
are you or Allah, Lord of the angels,
and the spirit
Add this to the prayer. If you're not already doing it, while you're in real core. I know we know some how that might be allowed him. When we're Institutes of high neurobiol Allah, we know that this is the basic
add to it. So bowfin could do soon. Rob bull Mullah ekati Whoo.
Well glorifying a law, in his purity.
In His perfection
glorifying the fact that He is the Lord
of the angels and the chief among them.
Spirit to breathe,
wave and calm. He also related that when the prophets Allah gave Salaam
upon completing his Witter
in the night prayer, he used to say
Subhana and mullikin conduce.
And he used to do that three times
serhan and mullikin produce Glory be to the holy King.
So, call it out upon upon the law. Using this names suborn would do some are super hanel, mullikin, Kunduz.
These are ways also applying this name in our lives.
Because this Divine Name of Kudu starts about purification, really all of the acts in Islam
which are associated with purification
Shouldn't be done with that consciousness of a loss of purity.
So, as a lot of said, in the Quran
the ninth chapter verse one or three
min I'm Wally him, solder cotton to Thai hero home. What does that key him
take, oh Muhammad
Sallallahu Sallam take from their wealth,
a charity by which you purify them and cause them to increase.
purifies the individual and increases them
what increases them, in nearness to Allah
in self purification, because what happens with these Zakah and charity, which is taken an ordained is to purify our hearts of jealousy.
Well, we are the ones with check who have money, we are not carrying jealousy to the poor, poor people are the ones who have in their heart jealousy.
So when the chi is given to them, that helps to remove that jealousy from their hearts. But for us, it purifies us and what stinginess of wanting to keep it all to ourselves greed.
And harshness in dealing with the poor and the destitute, will exist in all societies, we need purification from
knowing that there is, in whatever wealth we have a portion which is new
to those who are needy in society.
doing so causes an increase in the sense that it cultivates good feelings
and elevates us in both goodness, good character,
and righteous deeds.
So that people, whether it's us or the poor, would be happy about this life, bringing happiness is something which
is greatly praised by I lost my dollar, in know as Allah gives us favors, we're happy with it,
we'd should do the same for those who are in need.
And of course, whenever we're giving anything, thought up by etc, we shouldn't give the best not just give the leftovers, giving our leftovers use stuff for to just know, like, don't have any use for it anymore. I mean, it's better than just throwing it. But the real reward comes to me give them something which is of value something which is good, new,
give it to them.
And the same way when we're giving to allow them to do it a lot harder, for example, slaughtered animal, you know that animals with broken horns and broken teeth, and you know, the eyes are this way and that way, and
they can hardly stand up properly. They're very cheap. But that's not what we sacrifice for a lot. And then give the meat to the needy, around us neighbors.
Know, we choose the best, good animals good, clean, healthy, and
that's what's required within the browser. So let me warn this
slaughter the animal with the Broken Heart know, if you want to buy it to soften, slaughter and eat no harm, but you're doing it, dedicating it to a loss of Allah, then you need to give the best.
The second principle of liberal backhaul was to confirm where the name is unique and if applicable.
We can see that in the effects of belief and a laws unique unity.
Believe that Allah is free from any weakness or deficiency leads the believer to reject any human weaknesses ascribed to God
by those around us,
whether from Jewish background or Christian background, in their scriptures they have assigned to Allah
weaknesses which are not befitting.
So we maintain and uphold our laws, unique purity, and state, free of any deficiency. by rejecting such scriptures, informing others who don't know, don't realize it's helping them to reflect and get out of that state, where they're blindly believing that then
the second verse of
Genesis two, chapter two,
as it states there,
in all of the Bibles,
that a special Bible that Muslims have, that we take this verse out of.
And on the seventh day, God finished his work, which he had done.
And he rested on the seventh day, from all his work, which he had done.
He rested. I was a Billa
is like us, you know, you work all week.
You're tired, you take a rest.
This is not God. This is man.
This is not a law. This is human beings.
They're the ones in need of rest, etc. Instead, and the grand, you know, Allah describes, describes himself as being constantly
engaged, is that resting?
In Exodus 32, Chapter 32, verse 14, it states there, and the Lord repented
of the evil which he thought to do to his people.
You know, the Jews had elevated themselves relative to God to such a level that they wrote in their book,
that God Allah repented of the evil, he thought about doing some evil to them.
And he repented to who did he repent to his nonsense purchases in their books.
So when we see these kinds of writings and thoughts, we have to advise others to reflect because people have accepted things just blindly without even thinking about. So it's just normal. Yeah, I read about many times in my life, I never thought about it.
Help them to think
on the basis of this also, we reject
people, no matter how good they might seem, or they benefit people and everything else, we reject their claims to be God.
down through the ages, there have been many, from Pharaoh we know hon coolala, I am your Lord on high with Moses,
discussion with Moses, Attack of the belief in the one true God.
He said, It's me. I am the one on Hi,
I'm over you, etc, etc. We rejected back in the 20s. In New Jersey. There was an individual by the name of daddy grace, people were starving at that time.
There was depression, a boy starving food, food lines.
What did he do? He opened up a kitchen, giving out free food. How people came to him in hordes.
And he told them, I've got
his nickname was daddy grace, Father grace,
his source of grace.
People accepted it. He had
location amongst the super rich
people looked at it as paradise on earth.
And he had many who believed and followed.
You also had an India
an individual who died fairly recently by the name of
Sai Baba also claimed he was the avatar, he was God incarnate. And he had millions of followers, including some of the presidents of India
when he got people, I mean, he used the same techniques of daddy grace back in the 20s, feeding the poor, providing health care, all this kind of stuff for them. So once you got people, people are starved and they're sickly, and you're helping them providing all this, they're ready to accept anything. So
people joined him,
worshipped him, gave him and his wealth increased and increased us able to do more and more set up hospitals here they're everywhere.
Sai Baba, even Muslims join their ranks, from all over the world. They came
and accepted him.
I will do Billa
maintaining we're talking about
confirming and maintaining a laws unique
characteristic as being a produce the absolutely killed pure,
pure, the absolutely
free of any kind of deficiencies or defects etc.
So the message of Islam which he gave, that message has also to be pure
and free from defects. But
you have those who are attacking
principles of Islam, etc, claiming that it's defective.
So we based on this belief in Allah as alko do we reject those deficiencies?
these deficiencies are actually when people are raising these as deficiencies, defects. They're actually attributing to law deficiencies. Because if you say the law which God gave is defective, then you're saying Allah Himself is defective.
So these arguments that they use when they describe the laws of Islam is outdated, medieval, backwards, brutal, unjust, etc.
We reject this.
We stand firm for Islamic Islam is not going to change. People will change. And they have
and they do. But Islam doesn't change.
It has one book,
one core and even the deviant sects which have arisen over time, etc. Nobody claims we have a new ground. There are some individuals who made up a text tried to circuit it didn't go anywhere. But grant, there's just one.
So for example, in the case of polygamy,
or polygyny, the proper name for it. It's looked at in the West
and by modern Muslims as being unfair to women,
and has even been banned in many Muslim countries. Would you have in Utah in US state old state which was built by a sect known as the Mormons, and they are polygamous beyond anything's Muslims have involved with you know, a man will have 35 wives at one time, not talking about the divorce that married and divorced no 35 wives.
And he is just like the central banker, they bring in their you know, pay the money which is given by the state to
parents with children, etc. And he collects it all and then we distributed is the central bank.
But they're attacking now the Muslim world for this.
And they've impacted to such a degree that in many Muslim countries, if not most,
polygamy is banned. Not even allowed, officially, because people unofficially will marry anyway.
They also oppose the death penalty, for example, because the death penalty is still alive in most Muslim countries.
They say this is an eye for an eye. Yeah, it's the eye. It's mentioned in the Bible. It's also mentioned in the crime, an eye for an eye, a tooth for tooth.
But they say, it doesn't correct the crime.
two wrongs don't make a right.
He killed somebody and you're gonna kill him. You're killing him. It's I got to bring him back.
And so what you do, you fill up your jails. And you have to build more jails. And more and more, till the UK had to rent
old cruise ships during turn them into
prisons, in the water around Britain, because they don't have place anymore in the prisons, full to the brim.
So what's the next solution? Let people out quickly, they commit crimes, this person has committed murder normally be in jail for at least 15 years, whatever. Okay, good behavior after two years out, back in the street.
And they wonder why the crime rates are just going up and up and up and up.
Also, they will attack inheritance in Islam.
let Zachary mithila have them on say, for a male, he gets the
proportion of two females
he gets the proportion of to females, women get half of what a man each woman would get half of what a man will receive.
This in turn,
men women the same?
Well, that's what has happened in Western society
where families have broken down. And there is no special responsibility for a man. People get married. And this is just the contract your equal partners. So they want to divide everything down the middle word in Islam, it's different. Islam puts the responsibility of provision and family and so on. So all on demand, he is the one who has to provide the house, the whole the food, everything that is needed by the home.
So when you're going to divide up inheritance, you have to give him more based on his additional responsibilities.
So this was where and how and why the system worked and continues to work in Muslim communities. Of course some people abuse it. You know, they go to extremes I read recently about cases were
in Pakistan where people police came and broke down doors and took out sisters
who had been locked away.
Their brothers when the parents died, brothers grabbed all the wealth, stuck them in a room chained them to the beds, whatever.
20 years 40 years I was
denied them their rights. That's of course, insane. Gone to extremes. It's not to say that everybody in Pakistan is doing that. Please don't mistake me. Sometimes. I'm Pakistani with regard to me and say after I heard your lectures, yeah.
What are you talking about Pakistanis like this? I don't have anything. One of my wives is from Pakistan. So don't worry about it. I've got nothing against Pakistan.
I have, you know, four children who are half Pakistani. Okay, so I'm I love them as my children.
Anyway, the point is that these inheritance laws were laws fixed by a law for a system
because of the responsible
bilities that he placed on the shoulders of males that she didn't place on the shoulders of females.
So while we can understand that in a society where people have thrown away
religion, they've removed the burdens or as they sell them, a religion from their shoulders, and everybody's free to do their own thing. You know, they've got men fighter, flight pilots, you got female fighter pilots, they've got men, bus drivers, you got female bus drivers, you've got men, anything, you've got female doing the same thing able to do. But women get pregnant now serve children. And
there's all kinds of problems that come from that. But anyway, point is that, if they want to do that, that's fine. But to attack
the system that Allah has prescribed for us, this is not acceptable.
Also, in the sense of a laws, being free from the fact
pure tawheed, pure monotheism
with regards to how we view and worship Allah,
as opposed to shift, where people are worshiping other than a lot of giving what is due to a lot to other than allied cetera.
So for Muslims, the basic belief that Allah is not like his creation, protects them from falling totally into error,
into the error of worshipping their Prophet
Muhammad Rasul Allah, although we have some Muslims who are worshipping Him,
but the vast majority of Muslims don't worship
in the way that Christians worship Jesus, the son of Mary, a prophet of God, and they worship Him as God.
Allah clearly stated in many places in the Quran, that he is not like his creation is completely different from whatever we can think a lot is is what is not.
in chapter 42, verse 11, Surah Surah
Allah says they're laser committed, he was semi Obasi, there's nothing similar to him and he is the all seeing all hearing.
So, this concept of uniqueness of Allah, even we have one of the surah as the last resource of the Quran. The third from the last is Surah Nicholas also known as surah, at tauheed. Where wear the perfection of this uniquenesses stated in each of its four verses, and the first poll who Allahu Ahad
Allah is uniquely one, meaning he has no partners, not three in one, two and one. He is just one
Allahu Samad. He is allies without need.
Everything needs him, but he needs nothing.
What is this saying? It's saying that anyone who has a need daddy grace said he is God. But yeah, new jet suite
he could not have been God.
lamea Allah mula, he didn't give birth. nor was he born again.
Sai Baba, he can't play claim that he wasn't born. He was born. So he can't be God.
This chapter and while I'm Jaco Khufu one
and there is nothing similar to him.
Nothing similar to
whatever we can imagine,
know that that's what he's not.
The third principle of women batam is to have hope, where there is a promise. If in the name of a law, you can find a law promising or something, then that is to create enough hope for ourselves that we don't give up hope, despair, etc. So belief in a loss purity
also affirms the truth
of all that he informs His creatures
woman asked document a law he had is
whose speech is more truthful than a loss.
So, it should serve to remove doubts from the believers mind regarding anything that a lot of promises, even if it is beyond his or her comprehension, for example, a lot of promises goodness, for goodness, you do good, they will be good. Hi Jessa Sani il and si can the reward for good be other than good.
sounds beautiful. However, one may receive what seems to be an evil consequence for a good deed which was done.
And consequently, it may cause a person to be discouraged from doing further good.
And they would question This, however,
certainty that our laws promise is true, based on this principle, that allies that produce
the believer finds other explanations easily. Because Because some evil came to you after doing something good.
It doesn't mean that this is a consequence of what you did, which was good. don't connect it to there was if there was good that you did, and there was evil that happened to you, that evil that happens to you.
It may have a good consequence that you don't know about now, you might realize it later on down the line in time. How many times is that happened to us. And we talked before, in
some of the earlier names. We talked before about the fact that
there is what appears to be evil, or harm
in order to achieve a greater good. In many cases, we do that all the time.
We talked about going to the dentist, we go to a dentist, we have the dentist stick needles in our gums, drill holes in our teeth and all of this, which by themselves, this could be torture.
And people use that as a means of torturing stick a needle into your mouth, in special veins or special nerves
create great pain.
nerve which is in your tooth. And when you have a root canal, they have to remove that. But cement is also
not nerve. If you took a needle and stuck it in there. Whoa, that's serious torture.
But we go to the dentist, we have them do it and he'll hit the nerve. And you know, we may feel the pain. Maybe we got enough novocaine or whatever to deaden the pain when maybe we didn't maybe it's worn off, we feel the pain and cetera. But we are patient with it. Why? Because we know it is to prevent greater pain to come if we don't deal with it. So
we recognize that things may happen a law may permit sentence to happen which we may consider to be evil tsunami comes where's the good enough volcano explodes where's the good enough
people raise these issues all the time. But you know, the
reasons etc. Why law permits these things to take place? He knows best. Sometimes we find out well, you know, after the tsunami and the people of that area actually they had gone off in Indonesia. It started to become corrupt. supposed to have been, you know, very religious area and they've gotten off the path. When that took place people turn their lives around, change the society stop alcohol sales
change for the good to place
Knowing that the lies and produce perfect
also should confirm for the believers, our own purpose in life.
We understand that life is not just
the Big Bang, it happened. Here we are. There's no purpose. It's just enjoy.
Don't be sad.
Don't let anything make you sad. Even if you have to take drugs to stay happy, but just be happy.
Well, Allah tells us alpha hasenhuttl and lemma, Hakuna Koon habitat for Allah come Elena la tourism, do you think I created you aimlessly and that you will not be returned to me? This is what Allah reminds us. There is a purpose. There is a reason.
And we should know what that purpose is, of course we know as Muslims, that it is to worship Allah
as our means to get to Jannah.
If you ask a
or a Jew, or a Hindu, what's the purpose of your creation?
Most of them will say, what purpose?
Never thought about it?
Or if they say I think it's
to please God.
To be good, because I okay. Can we go into your scripture and show us where it states in the scripture that your Purpose The purpose you are created was for this?
No, this just came to my mind.
Whereas in Islam, it's clearly stated. Allah states in the Quran written out
no uncertain terms or masala genuine insight in Lally, Abu. I didn't create the gym and humankind, except for worshipping me.
Also, this realization of Allah being a Quddus pure and perfect.
It should motivate us to
prevent or to reject the misuse of this Divine Name. The Holy
among the ways of misuse is giving it to the Koran. People talk about the Holy Quran
and the Holy Prophet
This is not in the Quran. Allah doesn't call the Quran the Holy Quran he calls it all kinds of other names. Allah Karim Quran carry
call the Koran Alvin, because many different gives it many different types, but not the holy, he is the holy.
we should stick with what Allah
used aquatennial Majeed
No problem, but don't call the Quran, the holy.
Now if somebody asks you, what's your holy book?
Now, Christians normally call their book, the Holy Bible. We don't call it the Holy God. But if they ask you what is your holy book, you can say, What is your main book, your religious book that you guys follow? Because it's fun.
But we don't call it we don't tell you Oh, it's the Holy Quran. No. It's the Quran. It's the noble cry.
It's the mighty Quran. It's the magnificent grinds the glorious God.
And similarly, to probably moms as alum, we should not give him the topic, the title, the Holy Prophet, because he didn't seek it. He didn't want it. He rejected it. Because he said call me the slave of Allah.
And this messenger
that is sufficient.
The last of the four principles which
Given the ball gave us
was to have fear, where there is a warning of the name. But of course in the laws name and kudos, that doesn't contain any direct warning.
Except the fact that wherever people don't believe in Allah, his holiness is purity and perfection, they end up giving these qualities to a laws creation, and eventually worship creation.
warning that we should beware of that we don't fall into that trap.
The trap of worshipping other human beings,
whether we call them saints,
or we call them,
peers, or we call them whatever, whatever name we give to them,
if we call on them,
and they are
buried, gone, hundreds of years in the past, we are worshipping them, because they don't hear us. They can't hear.
We're calling on other than Allah.
So this is the fear side that we should be aware of, because Muslims have been drawn into this. I mean, this is what the rest of the world is involved in
calling falsely and others besides God,
believing that they are God.
So we, as Muslims should protect our faith by rejecting these claims, calls. We only turn to God in prayer, Robert Solomon said,
I do Ah, who will a bad
making prayer in which you call on
someone? This is worship, it's the essence of worship.
So if you say, No, I'm calling on this saint, to ask Allah for me to get something done.
First, why would you do that? Well, they say, you know, if you want to go see the president, you can't just go up to his house and knock on his gate. You have to go talk to you know, somebody in the Congress or somebody with position who is connected with this one, that one, eventually, you can talk to the President for you, you can't just go to that.
So that's how life is.
So they want to do the same thing which I said, well, when you do that, you have made God like a human being.
That's the bottom line. You've made God just like a human being. And this is a mistake, this misguided
lost our way of worshipping other than a lot. So this we should fear
because it is assigning defects to Allah.
Because if Allah needs people to carry messages to him, and what kind of God is this, he can hear you wherever and earth you are, you know,
he needs like, people to carry the message to him.
this is the fear
we should have of falling into that trap
of making a law like his creation
will now end our session
by calling on Allah using this name
making dua with me. Oh Allah. Yeah, produce. We know that you are the absolutely pure beyond imagination.
lead us to a sound belief in your oneness. Help us in purifying our hearts, deeds and intentions and guide us to purify our bodies and keep our environment clean.
aid us in performing the best Salah
giving the best charity and helping us to turn to the Quran.
So we can come to you with a pure heart.
barakallahu li calm. salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
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we can now begin
our q&a session in sha Allah
in the chat, our questions
gave some salons from Tanzania.
raises the question
how can follow scholars say that nor is reflected light when a law is nor
I think you're
a bit off here.
A lot describes himself in the grind in metaphor, metaphorically,
as being noted, somehow it will.
We don't take that and say, well, the light that we're seeing we're calling it nor was we're equating this was a law No. Is that light that we're seeing? notice some Guatemala? No.
It is only limited to the location in which
it appears. It is not the light of the heavens and the earth illuminating the whole universe and beyond.
So they're not the same.
Customers aware? What is the ruling on the name?
costs him or Qassim? I don't know which one English could go either way.
And what about a name?
What about that?
What about a Hadeeth with that prohibited that name? Well, no, that's I will caution. You know that that's costly, right. It's not one of the names of a law, you know, processor numbers called Abul Qasim you know as a nickname
based on the name of his child,
or the name he took
and that is not as I said one of the names of Allah.
So you can call yourself causing
But says by a chef, I don't know if you're saying thank you, Chef. Okay, Chef, or your name is play him chef okay. Your name is bone shed. What is the difference between Subhana Allah and avocados?
In essence, it's virtually the same thing. Two ways of saying the same thing that Allah is above beyond perfect, holy
although the holy aspects is focused more in good news in Subhana Allah it's a lobbying
above any kind of deficiency etc.
Balibo, more is asking, What is the difference between Ya Allah and Allah? No difference. It's the same
two ways of saying the same thing addressing calling on a lot. Oh Allah
Oh see some people saying that repeating the name I produce 100 times each day.
If you do that something will happen in your life.
The same with other names of a law? Is there a hadith confirming this? No. They're fabricated statements attributed to the promises of lamb or two shapes or two mazouz or whatever else they are appears and but it's That's nonsense.
Sakina trust I have several korins
the majestic grand noble grand, and my church squad? Are these all right.
So I love there all right.
I mean, just based by the name, of course.
We can't necessarily make any pronouncement.
Because people have given
evil normal symptoms, translated the ground and given it names. But the point is that just as long as it's done by somebody have knowledge
recommended, supported by Muslims, Muslim scholarship, etc, then it should be okay.
There have been many translations of the grant.
I was wondering,
I'd like to say, a stock full I like to see a stock full 100 times a day.
Like our Prophet, beloved prophet SAW this.
I'm able to break it up
is this bigger, no study innovation process, Adam said, encouraged us to
make regular instant fire seeking forgiveness from Allah for our sins. And he said that he did that, you know, over 100 times a day himself. But the what is the point here?
The point here is that if we're making is the
flow and flow.
You have to ask yourself, Is this
we're not even saying it properly. I started with federal law. Federal law.
Is that a stark federal law? No, we're just making a sound that sounds like something in that neighborhood struggle. I'm
I remember back in
where I had set up the first
Islamic Dharma center
in the way
and I had a group of people who were accepted Islam took them to the masjid for the first time.
with others I told them just follow what the people next to you right or left whatever they're doing, just do it.
So afterwards, the left the masjid we sat down, did about went to the back of the masjid and sat down. So I was starting to talk to them you know, how did you feel and that they talked about you know, the feeling of their first prayer and that Mashallah touched many of them.
One of them asked me, you know, this one thing that they wanted to understand I what I saw people doing that
When the prayer was open, and when it's over,
it seemed like they got, you know, Alzheimers. You know
what we mean? They got Alzheimer's. So well, you know, once the bear was over, you know, then their hands just started shaking.
Just was shaking wouldn't stop shaking. I looked around and everybody their hands were shaking.
Actually, their hands shaking,
you know, remembering God. And you know, it's just like beads. You know, you when you were Catholic, you had these rosaries, and you count did did, they're doing it on their fingertips, right is what they're doing counting out. But they're doing it so fast. It just seems like their hands are shaking.
that's where we've become. That's where we've reached.
Anyway, the point here is that, you know, saying it's thumb for law, it's fine. Do it property. And as much as you can, when you say a stop for law, and it's okay, you divided up 20 times, you know, each afterwards. So now you can divide it up further if you want.
If you can remember, when you say a stop for the law, I did so and so. Oh, Allah stuff.
Forgive me, is that sort of stuff? Well, I mean, I think a lot of forgiveness.
You can recall what you're seeking forgiveness for, then that makes it real.
And not just automatic shaking of your hand.
Something to think about scrambled on?
Let's try that.
Sakina trust is asking, Is it permissible to hang Islamic art, for instance, calligraphy? of the Basma on the wall? Yep, permissible.
of course, when we're putting things on the wall, it's good for us to know
what it is
and be able to read it. You know, it's not just turning the corner on Quranic verses, etc, in twisted,
you know, exaggerated ways that you can't even read it anymore. When What's the idea? And we're putting it on the wall, okay, there's one aspect of beauty beautifying our places. But also, when we see it, we should be it should be a reminder to us and we see it we reflect, helping us to reflect.
So please, try to keep that in mind at the same time.
Question from eat wellness, hello, hustle?
Will you be having classes on the 99 Names of Allah?
In the online university, as a basic free class, apart from the general diploma?
Well, we'll see. You know, when when the most important thing is that when I'm finished, it will be turned into a book, which will become available in Sharla online.
will put them in the
studies with the studies.
Why not? It's a good idea. I mean, of course, to set them up as classes, then we have to
make questions for it and all of this Sharma can be done.
It's a it's a good idea.
Actually, I was reflecting actually on
connecting between our Islamic psychology and
the 99 Names of Allah.
that perhaps there is a meeting point,
crossover point where
these names can be used.
psychology for psychology, so psychological treatment, etc. I thought
okay, questions are coming in now.
Question from Khalid salia I thought of naming my baby girl, our hammer.
Is it allowed? Our hammer?
was our hammer rock, I mean,
I've, I've never heard this name out of hammer before.
The meaning is okay. And you may do that, but you know, props are seldom said, name your children well
because they will be called by these names on the Day of Judgment.
So better you choose a name,
which has significance and meaning that you can tell your child, you know,
this is the name of one of the wives of the Prophet. She used to do this or that.
Or this is the name of the wife of such and such as a hobby Companion of the province outside London she was going for this and that.
Give them something rather than just something it sounds nice hammer. Sounds nice.
More hammer, like Marhaba.
better we take a name as opposed to,
you know, a good name.
Take the best of names that you can.
That's better. Your daughter will love you for it or
casimba to bear is asking in Voodoo, most common Hadith don't mention about wiping the heirs? Is it? why did why there's Yes.
Because it's not mentioned in many of the edits that you've seen.
It doesn't mean
that this is they did the process and didn't do it.
The complete IDs which describe everything, it's always there.
So wiping the IRS is a compulsory part of Voodoo.
Do one is threat jahaan
What should we teach our children first about the law or about Prophet Muhammad, Allah
as the people of that time believed in the law
or knew about a law
through Rasulullah sallallahu sallam.
teach them about the law.
That's all Allah is far more complicated to teach them you know, teaching them about Allah.
When you tell them that they know things that you give them this came from
that Abuja bah bah.
That came from Mama.
Then that came from Allah, Allah created, Allah gave him
the rain that is from Allah.
So as they are thankful
for you for what you gave for your wife, what other people have given them, they learn to show gratitude. Then you need to teach them to show gratitude to Allah. And that's the route by identifying the things of creation that this came from Allah to thank Allah for it.
We say thank you, Allah
the best place to start from is a lot later on when their minds have developed more etc. Then you can start talking about rasoolillah but
Laila and a lot that is
No Kim Khan, I heard a missionary saying that the lies pray
And then invoke the verse
from the Quran where Allah says, law along with his angels, bless the prophet
and allow America to who is alone and enemy.
Align His angels.
You saloon Allenby,
offer blessings on the prophets.
Allah doesn't pray to the prophets.
He is the object of prayer.
He gives blessings.
can give blessings from Allah carry blessings from Allah to his creatures.
But more important
they enter into this door
is to ask them.
Who was Jesus praying to?
You know, you say Jesus is the
Son of God, and is God.
God the Son, there's God the Father, God, the Son, God, the Holy Spirit.
The Holy Ghost.
who was Jesus praying? Because you already said that God the Son is God the Father, God, the Father is God, the Holy Spirit.
And the Holy Spirit is God, son. They're all one, one of the same. So who was Jesus praying to?
I may as we think he is praying to Him, is praying to God the Father. But you said God, the Father is God the Son.
Ah, maybe he was praying to teach people how to pray.
But, you know, he has already
you know, according to the Bible is already taught them the Lord's Prayer. Our Father, Who is in heaven,
hallowed be thy name.
I didn't say Dear Lord Jesus, who is in heaven, hallowed be thy name.
Now, you know, they have far bigger problems to deal with.
The China put some of the weight of their problems on us.
Ma do Salim or Salim said How is the concept of holiness in Islam different to that of other religions? Well, they've got holy everything.
No, you got holy relics, that holy temples, you have holy places. You have holy shoes, holy, everything.
We have Allah who is holy
is the one alone who is out.
There is the Holy Land. A lot of them.
But this holiness is blessed.
Because it's been blessed. That's what gives it the quality of holiness, but it is not in and of itself.
If you took the earth from there and you guide it away, you got some holy Earth.
No, it's not holy Earth.
Mohammed, a relative's mother wants her children to open their fast. Let's begin the fast you know, opening a fast is fast like a book. You open it? No.
Begin to fast. I know it's common in Southeast Asia to talk about opening the fast and closing the fast but actually English wise, you know it's better to teach your children to begin the fast and end fast. That's proper English. Anyway
She wants her children to open their fast that is begin to fast with her and sit and talk about their father on his death anniversary. should they go?
Well, this is just remembering, you know, if it's turned into an event, a celebration people are dancing and carrying on. And can we say that?
You know, we don't is not Islam.
But if she remembers on that day and reminds her children
I know it's not from sun No, I'm sure she's not looking at this as a bada.
This is just remember, it's
my gut feeling is that it's okay to go. But again, you know what goes on there. So if what goes on there is much more than what you have written.
If it's not just her sitting with you, and talking about your father, maybe looking at pictures of him and whatever talking about missing him and this guy, then it's no harm.
In my view,
unless somebody shows me otherwise
How much it took from you to learn Arabic and understand scholarly works in Arabic?
It is is it difficult to read without harakat?
rogue is arbic issue.
How long did it take me
to read Arabic to learn Arabic. studying it formally informally, I learned something
that I went to university and studied for two years first in Arabic Institute, the University of Medina.
So those two years were enough to give
basic understanding and ability to read text, but you have to use dictionary to build your vocabulary, etc.
Reading without how to cut
that goes back to your Arabic vocabulary skills. And
for an Arab
Of course, it's fine. They're newspapers, they don't have arakata newspapers. So
you know, they're able to read it from habit, habitual reading. So the more you read, etc, the more
you know that words can only be said, there are only so many ways you can say it. And your mind just quickly go through this that okay.
Like that. So it's a skill that you will learn in time.
what can you do?
About many years of Miss fasts? You regret that you didn't make it up,
then, but don't know how you can make it up now.
Why you just do what you
do. What you can allow will only hold you accountable for what you did. What you tried to do.
What's beyond your ability, then? allies of Rahim is the Forgiving
the ever Merciful,
joyful sorrows? Can you elaborate on the meaning of Angel gibreel title rah
rah here means spirit spiritual being.
Right? Some people are misunderstanding it as being the spirit of ALLAH, meaning that Allah has the Spirit is the spirit of ALLAH meaning Allah owns
a spirit by the name of jabril
you know that
Think of it like we said, you know a lot talks about a laws camel.
The camel of Allah. Does it mean a law rides a camel? No, it doesn't.
This is you know, an association
which doesn't implies different from saying you know a loss hat
or a loss eyes.
Okay, that's a lot. A lot of speech. That's a lot. A lot hearing that's a lot
but a law's house
a lot of capital, a lot of messenger.
A lot of spirit.
Lake Said. Can you please advise on whittam Salah with the Imam and back home after the Hajj. Can we have to Witter in a night? No, I'm sorry Sam said don't do that. There's just one with
you just do one.
So you don't do with her in the masjid. You do it at home? Or if you do it in the masjid. Don't do it at home.
You can pray extra if you want. But it's not with
like say it also is asking Can you please advise on Witter or sustain?
there's a last one faizal Ali, sir the layman Can I listen to lectures of Dr. Bond and web scholars?
If they're talking from Quran and Sunnah
If they're talking stuff from themselves from areas which go against what you understood of basic Islam, they know
but even if they're not from the urbandoor wb Jamaat
you know, even if the President
is supposedly studied in
institutions, but what they're saying doesn't sound right to you. Then
go and find out check it out.
Doesn't matter where in the end they came from,
where they started with, they can come and say all kinds of things.
you should be careful.
You know, especially when new people are coming, who you have no idea of their backgrounds. Their claims I was called so and so is called medini. Meaning he was in Medina. What did he do in Medina? Maybe he just visited you know and during the summer holidays and then he took the title Medi
then you need to keep your eyes wide open.
Okay. Insha Allah will be ending our session now.
Bark Allah Subhana Allah hongmoon harmonica, a shadow in and stop firaga wanted to be like I said, I'm aneko rahmatullahi wa barakatuh via Manila. Ramadan Mubarak.