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inshallah as usual,
we will be
welcoming our guests,
our students our regular students
beginning our session and this session is session 10 in which we will be dealing with name number 11 of the
names of Allah.
So let us welcome the Biba Hartman.
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Greetings to you all.
And my greetings from Michigan were from Ahmed Abdullah
Abdullah, I wonder if that's my son using a
pseudonym. I have a son there in Michigan
with his family.
So Allah and His name is Ahmed
she says I'm watching watching this series and making notes and hamdulillah.
She's waiting for the book to come out.
Good. Michelle, if you want to make multiple choice questions for the sessions, it'll make it easier when we turn it into a course. Welcome.
Yes, Bushra. Hon. Dr. Boucher can also is asking for us all to pray for India.
COVID-19 has gone totally Berserk and it's just knocking out people like flies. What I saw on CNN yesterday and a few days before reports that have come to me from India, Muslims in different parts of India
it's really really terrible. We asked a lot to protect the righteous
make this trial
i strengthening for their emaan
guys, no doubt this test. As a lot of promise this will come with shame and it'll help you will do that. He is going to test us with fear
May Allah protect us all.
from Phoenix we have Halima
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and she notes 100 a lot of Time Is Flying, share 10 names done already, Mashallah will complete the 99 no time, well, what will happen in sha Allah, Allah willing that we do get through the whole of Ramadan, like cept from us all on this month
is that I mean, there are a number of name groupings, three names,
you know, golf, for warfare, you know, there'll be done in one session, but there are three names. So those will increase the number of names that we will cover as we move on.
So, if we don't make it by
aid, then you know, as I did last year, shall while we carry on because this time we're going for broke, as I say, plan to finish the 99 You know, I've had many attempts at this thing. It's the first time was back in
2006. In the UK, I went and gave the first lecture on the 99 names then subsequently, I've
given lectures in in Qatar on Hooda TV, on PC TV, you know, so it's
it's been a while
2006 that's like 1415 years
have passed since I first started. So it's time Java time to put in a format which can benefit a larger number of people.
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Now it's time for us to begin.
hamdu, lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah al Karim, Allah Allah He was happy for many standards as soon as he Li on Monday.
All praise is due to a lot of me a lot of Peace and blessings. We on the last prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and then all those who follow the path of righteousness until the last day.
This is session 10
of the series in the names of Allah
and in this session
We'll be looking at name number 11
which can be found 92 times in the Quran
is one of the most
it's one of the most
frequently mentioned names.
Among them as an example, Valley Khattak. niroula xyzal alim. That is the decree of the Almighty, the all knowing. That's in Surah. Yaseen, verse 38.
terms of the meaning, linguistically speaking, the Divine Name Allah Aziz, comes from the trial literal route, ein Zai Zai.
and it is derived from the verbal noun, the master is, is Zun
there are four basic meanings of the route from which this Divine Name is derived.
The first of which is to be mighty and powerful. The second basic meaning is to be noble and elevated. And the third meaning is to be invincible.
And the fourth
and last meaning is to be rare and on attainable.
Actually, even in Arabic When one wants to refer to
a dear friend
the term uses as ease
of hell as is my dear brother.
This route appears 119 times in the Quran in seven derived forms,
some of which include
what was any
he overpowered me
relative to allies refers to his ability to take revenge
against his enemies, and the inability of anyone or anything to defeat him.
The Revenge is retribution.
Not the negative aspects that one may take from
revenge where we say No, you shouldn't take revenge. No, this is from the just
revenge. So it's like the I for the I
this is revenge.
It's just you took my eye in the Sharia.
The law says the Shetty says that your AI should be removed.
And the idea of this is what just to discourage people. Because if you know that your foolish acts can cause people to lose their eye, or to lose their sight or to lose an air or to lose a hand or whatever. And you know that that person will have the right to have the similar limb from your body removed, then you might think twice, of course on the spur of the moment when people are just reacting emotionally whatever. They're not thinking, but it's a message the eye for the eye, the tools for the tooth.
So, a lot of mighty,
cannot be forced to do anything. This is what Aziz also
expresses. This Divine Name al Aziz is a description of a loss essence and not his act.
linguistically, the verbal noun is that we spoke about earlier originally means strength, cool.
severity shinda and conquest of Alibaba.
Aziz contains three
concepts one, nobility and dominance.
and three power.
Aziz is the noble one.
And no one is like him.
He is a violin,
the Conqueror, who has overcome everything and subdued it.
That's according to even kathira. That's his
tafsir or commentary on the name, Al Aziz. And he is the invincible who cannot be reached and overcome. That's the mom and Portuguese summary, linking the name
and as His Divine Name of philosophy,
it can be found
in a number of places in the Quran, linked with other names,
it represents a loss of miton power. And
it is linked with other names to bring in other dimensions of that name.
Because when we talk about miton power, it tends to be in our world, it tends to be
a one way thing, you know, the mighty, there is no mercy is no justice is just might is right, as he said.
So, Allah in the Quran, when clarifying his might, he tempered it with a number of other of his attributes. So for example, it is linked with the Divine Name, or Rahim, which we took earlier,
which represents his mercy and compassion. It's done in 13 places in the Quran, as in the verse nine of Surah assura.
We're in Iraq Baca la huella xizhou Rahim indeed your Lord is mighty, and merciful. So this signifies that his merciful, He is merciful, in the expression of his might, and mighty in granting mercy. So it's completing, perfecting both attributes of both might and mercy
is merciful, in his might,
and he is mighty in his mercy.
Similar to this is the linking with Al LA for
an alga far, which represent a law's willingness to forgive those who humbly turn to Him in repentance, in spite of his invincibility,
giving him power over everyone and everything.
While who will as is Allah for, as well milk, verse two,
yet he is the mighty, the forgiving.
Likewise, the Divine Name and Hakeem representing wisdom. This is linked with the Divine Name al Aziz in 47 different places
where Allah and Allah as his own Hakeem, know that Allah is Mighty and wise.
This linking in the case of a loss might, is used wisely. It's not just might for the sake of might, crushing, destroying, you know, nothing stands in his way and it's just
no mercy, no considerations, etc. No, Allah is wise.
So his mighty is used wisely. And not like the powerful of this world, who use really abused their power,
perfection of the attribute of might lies in the wisdom of the one who wields that might.
Since the laws wisdom is absolute, the expression of his power and might will automatically be great wisdom
and justice, interwoven in all of his acts of might
against the disbelievers, he is mighty, and to the believers striving on his path is Especially Merciful.
Let us move on now to even McCall's four principles
And we talked about
where this came from. Just as a reminder, scholars had looked into the 99 names, and
reflected on the fact that whoever guards them
as the prophets, I send them said, Man, half
the halogen will enter Paradise. So this is something worth committing oneself to,
to guard these names,
it's been taken to mean, memorize the names, just memorize them, all you have to do is memorize the 99, you can rattle off these 99. And that's your ticket to paradise. But that's not how it works.
They have to be guarded, they have to be applied, that is the key for guiding them, that they are applied, it's applied knowledge, when applied,
affect us, and impact on us in such a way that we will display these names
in the context of our humanity, because obviously, we cannot displace these names as a law, the creator of humanity does.
But in our limited
range of existence,
there is a lot that we can do.
Living by the names,
is beneficial to us.
So, Principle number one,
mom, even batal
from Andalusia, from Spain, when it was ruled by Muslims, and it was ruled by Muslims for some 700 years.
He identified his great scholar, he identified
four particular principles for the application of the Divine things, number one, was to adopt the names, where they're applicable,
obviously, where they're not applicable, then we should not be thinking about adopting them. Because then we're making ourselves trying to make ourselves equal to a lot.
in the scope of human affairs,
we are invited to apply the names where there is room for application. So the Divine Name al Aziz can be applied in our lives by first believing in its implications, and living in accordance with them.
So it's not us doing the name, but knowing that Allah
has these qualities and attributes, etc. We live in accordance with them.
First, as we said, it's about believing so believe in what believe that Allah is all mighty.
You know, sometimes we forget that
our belief that allies Almighty should give the believer great cow great courage and confidence in the law. Because it means that the laws commands cannot be blocked. And whatever he wishes will be, even if people do not wish it
and what he does
and what he does not,
is in accordance with his with his wish.
except by his wish. That is
Is that is the power.
This reality is clearly evident in the stories of the prophets in the Quran. And Allah mentioned these examples for us to reflect on our hearts greatness. For example, in the story of Prophet Moses, Pharaoh tried to prevent Moses from birth by sly, slaying all newborn males, among the Israelites living in the kingdom of Egypt,
since he knew, he had gotten word, that a child would be born among them, who would grow up to take his rule from him.
That for knowledge reached him.
So in order to stop it, as they say, nip it in the bud.
canceling any chance, he decided to slay all of the children,
in His Kingdom, from the Israelites, because obviously, it's don't people know. Nobody was coming from his people, but from the Israelites who are living within their realm.
But Allah did not allow that to happen.
Allah had Pharaoh, raise Moses, Prophet Moses, in his own palace, look at that, so behind Allah,
He wants to kill Moses, retain his power, his position is
And he is trying to kill the children. And Allah puts the child in his own home
and has him raise that child play a part in raising the very child who would grow up to take his power, his kingdom from him.
And when he later attempted to kill him, you know, after we came to realize, this is the one Allah destroyed Pharaoh and his whole army
trying to cross the Red Sea,
they were finished. It finished them off.
profit use of
put in the well by his own brothers.
They wanted to kill him. Some just want to get him out of the way whatever.
Allah wanted him to rule in Egypt.
So one of his half brothers suggested throwing him in the bottom of the well, instead of killing him and possibly tossing him in the well.
And when the Jews
tried to kill Prophet Jesus,
Allah lifted him up into the heavens.
Likewise, in the case of Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam. When the Quraysh tried to blockade his clan, and eventually tried to kill him, they failed.
And when even the hypocrites of Medina and the Jews conspired with the Quraysh, to defeat the province of Al salam, and his supporters, they failed,
and maca was taken.
So, this Divine Name can be implemented on our human level, by always using whatever power or authority that has been invested in us
in an honorable and merciful and forgiving way.
The prophets also Lem reminded us of the responsibilities of adults in society when he said
cool Luke O'Brien okolo, comas all on Android at all of you are shepherds, responsible for his or her flock.
And he went on to explain how the Father, the man is over the family, the whole family,
the mother in his absence is over and so on. So
that this is a responsible
At that authority, which has with it certain power, is one of responsibility.
Also, the prophet SAW Solomon said, Men ROM income mcaren, follow by RBD, whoever amongst you sees an evil should change it with his or her hand.
So it's, it's an invalid individual responsibility. Everyone has in this society, that responsibility, to change evil, to stop it, to prevent it, to isolate it.
For a man over his children,
or a spouse, for example,
we have to train ourselves, to have strength to resist our baser desires by reminding ourselves of the wisdom of Allah says, who uses his power with wisdom. And we should always try to strengthen others with our advice, skills, or good company.
So that power is there a law has put power in human society.
And each and every one of us has some element of it.
And it's a test for us.
It is not just something given to us. We don't have any responsibility, we just use it as a feeling we please know. For everyone who is given that power, which makes him a shepherd,
the shepherd is responsible for his or her flock.
should follow the advice of the promises alum who said whoever a believer is humiliated before him, and he does not come to his aid. When is able to do so? Allah will humiliate him before the creation on the Day of Judgment.
So when somebody else
is being humiliated, and we know this is right, it's wrong. We should come to their aid, we should defend them.
The Divine Name al Aziz can be implemented by simply defending our brothers or sisters faith.
Are there faith in terms of their honor?
It is our duty or faith duty to defend them when their honor is being denigrated,
attacked, slandered, etc. Failing to do so makes one complicit in dishonouring, a fellow Muslim.
And the prophets Allah had said all of a Muslim is inviolable, to another Muslim is blood, his wealth and his honor,
that should not be violated.
And if we see it violated, we should step in, we should say something as much as we're able.
So instead of using our strength and power to spread gossip, false rumors about others,
we should use our power to avoid harming others, by our tongues and our hands.
And we've heard many times processor them say that the true Muslim is one from whom other Muslim, are safe from their tongue and their hands. We should scrupulously avoid backbiting and slander, as well as avoid the appropriation and misuse of others belongings, as well as publicly exposing their faults.
points which the prophets Allah has given us in so many different statements.
Furthermore, one can even earn a laws additional protection from the fire by defending the honor of our brothers and sisters. The brothers Solomon said whoever defends the honor of his brother
or sister, then a law will protect his face from the Hellfire on the Day of Resurrection
I'm sure we all
Long and pray for that kind of protection. Well,
we know what we need to do.
there are just as many, if not more ways to defend
As there are two tarnish and destroy people's names, dishonor them and vilify them.
An example is to rebut
backbiting, to rebut it, don't allow it to be said without
responding, trying to stop it.
too, we can do it how we can mention something good about the person in his or her absence. When people are speaking ill of them, we speak good of them. Because everybody has good qualities also.
Our relationships with others, are a trust
from a disease. And we should honor each trust, we are given
in our dealings with others, as well as our own bodies and our faith by looking after them, according to the guidelines set in the Sharia, by a law as an Aziz.
The second principle of Ibn batal was to confirm where the attribute and the name of Allah is it applicable, where it's unique, and inapplicable we need to confirm it or
deny it. Confirming involves denying it from others,
other human beings etc, who might claim it and affirming that it belongs to Allah Lord. So understanding that a law possesses all night and power over this life and the next means that if the believer desires, power and influence in this world, he or she should seek it only from Allah.
As a law said, Men can you read laser Family Law, he is there to jamea whoever desires might, all might, belongs to a law that's in sort of fat fatter.
In practical terms, it means that the believer must seek strength through obeying a law.
Since all miton strength belongs to Him,
to give or withhold, as he wishes
to seek power and might through obeying the sinful the enemies of Allah and the disbelievers is to seek it from those who really do not have it to give.
They may possess some given to them by Allah as a test, not a reward, but they cannot give it to whom they please. Allah Almighty said,
Do those who take the disbelievers as allies instead of the believers seek strength from them. Indeed, all strength belongs to Allah.
Allah Dini Donal Katharina Alia I mean doodle movement in
I am the owner in the homeowner eisah
for enolase, zetta, Minaya jamea
power and strength, increase with the level of a person's obedience to Allah.
The most powerful people were the prophets,
though they may have appeared weak in the societies that they were,
but true power, they had
to destroy the people.
But they didn't use it.
that power which
Allah gave them, was displayed, just sufficiently to convince their followers that they were in fact prophets of Allah.
Allah affirms this reality saying when a lion is too well, you're assuming he will move money,
but all my belongs to Allah to His Messenger and to the believers
seeking our strength only from
what is required, considering that true strength belongs only to him. having faith in Al Aziz gives the believers courage, because they know, our Lord is unbeatable.
Whatever he wills happens, even if the people will otherwise. And whatever he wills not to happen, won't happen, even if all the people will it.
So only work, to seek His pleasure, this is the way we should look at
our lives. whatever we're doing, we should make sure that it is pleasing to Allah.
And in doing so we can be confident that he will help us.
But if we're doing things which we know, are displeasing to Allah, then
how can we expect him to help us?
He may help us anyway, in spite of it, but that's from his mercy, you know, and we should not depend on his mercy,
committing major errors, misguidance, etc.
And assuming that Allah is going to look after us, anyway,
is a big mistake.
So this is why the prophet SAW Selim encouraged us to sincerely pray with certainty that our prayers will be answered.
It was recorded to have said, order a law for and to move in hoonah bill Java, call on a law while being certain that he will answer if you don't have that certainty, then your call on a law your prayer to Allah.
It will be it will have the core the foundation the soul missing will just be words, Allah do this, Allah help me, Allah, I want a lot of this, a lot of that. But these are just words, rituals that we're going through
dwis that we have memorized or whatever.
reach out to a law with certainty, is pleased with us, because we've done the right thing, then how can we expect him to answer our prayers.
That's the bottom line. Allah has power over all things. So we should accept whatever happens to us and show patient perseverance and gratefulness for whatever befalls us or for whatever benefits us
whenever we feel weak or overpowered, we should turn to Al Aziz in prayer, for strength and from and for his power and might to support us.
Belief in this Divine Name should also lead the believers to the morally high characteristic of us or excusing others.
When one is in a position to take one's rights,
or to take revenge,
we excuse them, this is one of the highest levels
the attributes of Iza. of a lot being at ease, as a laws might is displayed by is not taking people to account immediately
and by his excusing others, the believer is elevated in majesty and grander when he or she excuses a loss creatures.
The Prophet was reported by were to have said
Allah only increases the servants might when he excuses people.
Masada long I've done the AF when it is
Furthermore, a law with elevate whoever humbles himself for his sake.
Well, Mata wha I hadn't Lila L. Rafa Allah.
Whoever excuses others, while being in a position to take revenge.
is considered great in the heart of people in this world.
And in the next slide, Allah will greatly increase his or her reward.
Like the example of Prophet Muhammad SAW Salah when he conquered Makkah, after Meccans had driven him out, trying to kill him.
He and his farm followers were tortured, and murdered.
When the defeated machens, came to him,
after the conquest of Mecca, and asked him, What would he do to them in revenge for what they did to him and his followers, he told them to go, they're free to go, he let them all go. And as a result of that,
giving them their freedom, when normally, leaders, rulers, etc, would just
slaughter them for what they did
that cause them to accept Islam
in masses, after the conquest of Mecca.
The third principle of even buck ball is to have hope. Where there is a promise where the name contains some form of a promise, then that should create feelings of hopefulness. And as Jesus promised, the true honor, nobility and lofty status lies only in our practice of Islam.
That's the bottom line. Our honor, is, does not move by in money, power, family, or looks. Rather, our honor, and nobility is only a result of practicing is. That's the criteria in which Islam has set by our last dollar.
Most people seek status and honor from other things, the things of this world and the people of this world. But as is clearly stated,
do those who take disbelievers as protectors, or helpers as friends, instead of the believers seek honor and power and glory with them. Indeed, all honor and power and glory belong only to Allah.
Consequently, we should seek honor and nobility in this life and the next from Allah. Allah Aziz
by obeying Him, and following his messenger and his last book of Revelation.
Allah clearly reiterated this concept elsewhere in the brand saying, in a kurama komenda lawyer taco. Indeed, the most noble among you in the sight of Allah is the most God fearing.
That's the ultimate criteria.
And Prophet Muhammad wa sallam was reported to have further reiterated this core religious principle to the Muslim masses. During his farewell during the pilgrimage in the middle of the last three days, especially
after the completion of the major rites of passage, there are three remaining days in which we do
continue to do certain rights in the
vicinity of the Kaaba Mecca.
The promise on Sunday my dress the people in the middle of this spirit, there's those last three days.
He said to them.
Yeah, you hiddenness
I live in Robuchon wide.
We're in about whom all people
your Lord is one, one Lord.
Your father is one Father. Yes, everybody had different fathers. But Adam is the father of all.
Allah ludford lelli rbn Allah.
Africa Mr. Allah asked what was asked what other
Indeed, no superiority of Arabs over non Arabs
or non Arabs over Arabs,
whites over blacks or blacks or whites, except by being more God fear.
In that final sermon,
Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu, he was the last messenger of Allah
laid tribalism and racism
in Islam, to rest, he laid it to rest, he buried it forever
1400 years ago when
was thinking like this,
and he didn't just come out with it from nowhere.
This was guidance from last time.
These are things that people are fighting about today.
Whether it's George Floyd's situation, or others elsewhere,
the legacy of your European enslavement of the rest of the world, etc.
superiority, apartheid, whites are superior to non whites.
That's the legacy that we have inherited from
the last generations.
But 1400 years ago,
Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, he destroyed it.
And Muslims who left the peninsula they left with that
those concepts it was ingrained in them. I mean, of course,
people are human beings, you know, we may have leftovers that may pop up from time to time and some of the components of the process Elon did say things in his presence, which were, you know, derogatory, and the prophets are silent, immediately
tackled it. And the rajadamnern Faker gitea
he told one of the companions
of one of the black companions.
state of ignorance
is still in you.
We've left it with the coming of Islam, that elytis era of ignorance, they call Jackie Leah is behind us. But some of us have still carried some elements of it. Of course, Buddha immediately caught himself putting sat on the ground which used to lift his head up until, you know, be loud walked over his head. Now refuse you don't want to walk then he insisted he would not move from that position until he did.
though they caught themselves, they're still humans. But the point is that the message of Islam is anti tribalism. Promises outsell and said also meant that I will also be Philemon now, whoever calls to tribalism, that's nationalism, same thing is not of us.
the elements of
race, what we are calling race because race is faked anyway. It's colors.
People are different colors. There are different races of people. Human beings are one race. They're one people.
You know, when we see cars, some are black and white, some are brown, you know, some have long horn, some have short horns, you know, some have humps on their back and some don't have
that these are not races of cows. I mean, they're all cows. We all know it. We recognize them as all cows cats, same thing colored stripe, dots, all kinds of sizes.
They're all cats.
So similarly human beings is the same thing. We are one race.
They're no different races. We all came from Adam. Even modern.
Said researcher anthropology
the evidence points that
all of the human race all members of the human race known on the earth today can trace their origin back to Africa.
DNA studies have shown it
like it or not,
we are one.
that a person
whiter than white
with bluer than blue here,
I blue eyes.
if he needs or she needs a blood transfusion, think about it.
all positive will not benefit them.
Whereas somebody who is blacker than black,
with black irises
with black hair,
that person who has the same blood type as that whiter than white,
he can save that individual
and others looking just like the individual cat.
This is a sign
a last month I left amongst us
cause us the people in our time to reflect because obviously this wasn't a factor before blood transfusion. It wasn't a factor.
Nobody knew that.
They assume that people who look like them were closer to them than people who didn't look like them.
But that's not true.
And the law left the signs for our times.
The fourth point of the mom didn't buck ball
was to have fear, where there is a warning.
The Divine Name Allah disease does not contain a direct warning.
But indirectly, the fact that he has combined his name and azeez we talked about him combining his name Aziz with what with mercy,
with forgiveness, with wisdom, but he also connected with
connected it with revenge.
Though, in depop
warning is a warning in it, of retribution for those
with whom he is displeased.
I felt Allahu I'm Salah Allah has pardoned what what is passed what's gone? Well, my nod whoever goes back to violating his principle.
feyen tequila hoomin who? Then a law will take revenge on him.
While log was his own vontae calm and Allah is Exalted in Might and capable of retribution
throughout my diverse 95
He also said in Surah azumah verse 37.
Well, my yeah dilla who, from Allah who been Moodle, home server log guides, none can misguide
Elijah Lago the Aziz in winter palm
isn't a law
Most Exalted in Might, and capable of retribution.
So nothing is hidden from Allah Z's.
Those whom Allah is displeased with.
Because they violated the laws, he revealed to guide humankind will be punished.
Allah Al Aziz will take his revenge on them and they will taste his swift right
no matter who we are, how outwardly pious or highly positioned we may be,
we can never hide or escape from his devastating retribution.
The repetition of this name, Al Aziz, throughout the Quran serves to teach us and constantly remind us that we should never go against a loss with
it warns us that he will exact a severe retribution against those who deliberately and continually disobey Him.
Among the things that we can do
is to read the Quran and Allah has referred to the Quran as as is, is given this title to the Quran itself.
Why because it's his speech. These are the words of Allah.
He said, in the Ludhiana cafaro music, music llamada home. We're in who lakita Boone Aziz
Verily, those who disbelieved in the reminder, that is the Quran,
when it came to them, shall receive the punishment.
this is an honorable, respected book, falsehood cannot come to it, from before or behind it, it is set down by the all wise worthy of praise.
We should stop and reflect. This means the Quran contains everything which we need to succeed in life,
which just stop when we talk with the protocol on
this is how we should be perceiving.
If we want to succeed, it's all there.
It comes from Allah. It does it is our manual for life in this world.
And why do we read manuals, we do so in order to make something work properly.
So Shouldn't we just
take the Quran as a manual, instead of parroting the Arabic texts have the grand understanding next to nothing of what it teaches us?
We should carefully read it and understand it as a manual for living.
a loss of Allah
has sent the Prophet Muhammad wa sallam with the Quran
and warned us about abandoning it.
Time would come when we in our ignorance would end up abandoning.
And it's upon us. Now, in these times, we need this Rama
to read the Quran and reflect. As I've said many times, it is better
to read with tafsir Surah Al Baqarah. one chapter swagbucka Of course, it's the longest chapter.
But to read that chapter and understand it.
It's better than reading the whole Quran
and not understanding it. Just parroting it.
People's Uh huh. Dr. Brown said better to me, but rather than read the whole ground.
Well think about it. The Sahaba said that one who had learned surah baqarah and they said we used to learn the Quran 10 verses at a time we would not move on to another 10 until we understood what was in that first 10 what the commands were. And we tried to implement them.
Acting, reading, understanding acting.
So they said the one who learned so Al Baqarah amongst us, we used to call houses. We used to call them a memorizer a guardian of the
baccara is like oh nice good but you know you haven't finished the grind yet. It's all about finishing the Quran
because the Quran is read now for Baraka for the blessings that is believed to come, for one who reads it. Yes, the prophet SAW said and did say, you know, if you read one letter, you get 10 good deeds.
But what did it mean?
Does it mean that if we read for example, Alhamdulillah as
Alif Lam ha mean that
lamb lamb ha,
Alhamdulillah but I've read it letter by letter. What do you think is gonna come from that? reading it letter by letter? Zero.
For sure. I'm sure I don't have to convince you on that one. It's zero. So obviously, when the prompts are seldom said, whoever reads one letter
gets 10 hassle. If he reads 10 letters, he gets 100. hassle. I mean, that's mathematics.
mathematics has its place.
You know, but when counting blessings, mathematics doesn't have a place. It's divine mathematics. Now that takes over another earthly mathematics.
Which would lead us to say, and if lamb harming that lamb lamb
instead of Alhamdulillah.
So, as that Alif Lam doesn't work,
saying Alhamdulillah won't work if we don't understand what it means.
If we're just parroting it,
just as a parrot will recite what you said But does he have any understanding of what it means? Now?
You say hello. He says hello.
You know what Hello means. But does he know what Hello means? No. So this Ramadan I know I should have said this at the very beginning of Ramadan in our very first session, but
better late than never
think about this.
And let's put our Quran in its proper place.
And give it the right as being I Z's Allah calls it as these mighty
lead it's mighty that's
Barack A lot of people will now close the session
by calling on a law's name this name
allottees all i Z's we know that all my belongs to you alone.
So a dourness with the honor of true Islam.
protect us from misusing the powers you have granted us yeah, Allah
make us among those who only rely on your power. Yeah as ease
allow us to benefit from the Quran and protect us from all those who seek to overpower us. I mean
so that's why they come to LA he robotic cat
will now shift
our questions and answers session.
But before doing so,
let me remind you about
so who we are.
what are we going to do if tire with today and tomorrow morning?
All of us are most of us can easily say we're going to do this. We're going to do that. We're going to have this we're going to have that. lots of nice, lovely food etc.
But reality is that the majority of people around the world they can't answer the questions the way we do.
It's a struggle for them.
They may not have any
So whoever or if TA,
so they're only eating
whatever little they managed to get ahold of.
And remember that three course meal
for soror. And
another three course meal, or two, for iftaar. That's not from the sooner
the sooner is to start. So hoor do ours over with what?
dates and water.
And what should we do our fr with dates, and water. We all know about the star. Most people don't know about so who. So who is supposed to be also with a few dates, and water.
That's the better score that allows us to feel fast, to live our fast, not fill ourselves up so much. That after we finish or it makes a lie, we go to sleep.
And we don't wake up until after
we pray. The Prayer is in between. And by the time we finished that it's almost time for mocha.
Our food is now finally digested.
But of course if you feel yourself in the stomach and take time for the digestion of the food, so
when Muslim comes we're just ready now the food is finally digested. Let's go eat again. So we never even experienced hunger.
What's the purpose of this fast?
It's fast it's supposed to level
the playing field.
fast Ramadan as it deserves. That we fasted
barakallahu comb Sara my
boy he got a cat.
let me still remind you again
there are starving children
among the rohingyas and the Uighur communities in China.
In this Ramadan, we can help them through charity right.
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So please pledge today to become one of the 1000 people across the world who will take on this global challenge for the sake of Allah.
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But a lot of people said I want to lie over a cat.
Now we'll move on to our q&a
can start from
you give them first priority today.
Do you have anything?
Then our first question from kosamba Zubair
What about that? Azizi mentioned in Surah Yusuf. Can that name be shared with humans, as easy as I said.
It is it means also dear
You know of high value
dear friend, etc, you use as easy as visiting.
And the Aziz of Egypt, you know, represented the ruler of Egypt.
During the time abusive,
he was not called zero, around, zero.
But in the time of Moses,
he was, he was called Pharaoh.
And scholars have pointed out the differences in era, when the title of Pharaoh, you know, became
the standard title for the rulers of Egypt.
in the text of the Bible, for example, Pharaoh is always referred to with Pharaoh. And even in the time of Prophet Yusuf,
it's mentioned that the leader ruler was called Pharaoh. But fact of the matter is from the history
that we've learned through archeological research, etc. In the time of was, what that was estimated that Prophet Yusuf was there. The ruler
was not called Pharaoh.
And this is one of the miraculous points regarding the Koran that captured the history as it actually was. Even though this was unknown for many 1000s and 1000s of years.
So, yeah, you can give the name icees to somebody
as is no.
Unless l here means the family of so your family name was as these. So in Arabic, they will say al Aziz, and then speaking quickly, it ends up being al Aziz. So it sounds like Aziz, but it's not.
Okay, we have an Instagram question coming in. What is the best time to give Vidya?
The best time to give Vidya
is when you are not able to fast
at that time to do so. But if you gave it in advance, you know,
Ramadan, you're not going to be able to you're having an operation or whatever, you know, so due to illness or what?
temporary, you're not able then you give the India you can give it in advance. You can give it during Ramadan itself, or you can give it after Ramadan. It's not restricted in time.
Figure being, you know, feet being a poor person for every day that you were unable to pass.
Okay, we have a question now from Hassan Alba three.
My question is, what is the outcome or ruling?
If a person is fasting but lazy to perform Salah?
Or does he just pray or he only prays every Friday? Some alum said that person is more dead.
More dead is a you know a
person who has abandoned the religion
an apostate, is that true?
it goes back
is that Islam, Muhammad wa sallam was the last messenger of Allah.
Prayer is obligatory, fasting is obligatory, etc, etc. He has the belief he's clear on it.
whatever reasons He's going for pet his life where he's just lost, the will to pray and these other kinds of things does he become an apostate is left Islam
So we said it's now a capital disbeliever etc know
what he's doing or acts of coup for years.
But without the belief in those acts
it is not
sufficient to expel him from the ranks of Islam
he is a weak Muslim,
a Muslim have weak faith this much we can say Yeah.
And the judgment Finally, is when Allah ultimately.
So, this is
the position that I support. This is held by many if not most scholars, but there are some scholars would say you missed those prayers for one day
you deliberately abandoned one prayer and you are now a disbeliever
may Allah have mercy on them?
And may we have mercy on our brothers and sisters in Islam?
You had a question from Instagram
what is the concept of Islam about music What is the concept of Islam about music it is
where it is limited to
the human voice
drum like instruments things let you beat
musical window stringed etc
those are Hello
nasheeds or Hello in general, but where it is accompanied by wind and stringed instruments guitar
piano and other instruments then it is considered to be hot
as it drops outside at authentically said that
the making of halaal
a time would come when people Muslims would make these instruments halali indicating that they were obviously haram
So, music you know, we don't just say music is haram we have to qualify it if the music
the voices, female voices are girls up to puberty that can be listened to by all
You know after two periods after this can be listened to by women, that's okay it's still halaal but it's just men should not be listening to them having you know women, entertain them to song etc. This is according to the province of Solomon's instructions.
But males singing whether young or old
it's permissible for both males and females to listen to them.
if we are
creating a bit or etc, you know using a Duff
tambourine type instrument which we hit with our hands etc. It takes various shapes in different communities etc. or other things which are not musical.
They're not produced by wind being blown like in a flute, saxophone, trumpet
or stringed like a guitar,
there's a string in there that's being hit.
They're just percussion
like instruments to provide a beat not to provide music.
Those are permissible
Question from Bibi. Salma his smile. Is it correct?
To say that a lie is the lie disease?
He created mighty things like the tornadoes, hurricanes and volcanoes.
was created by Allah. Everything in existence is from his creation.
Somebody else by the name of what looks like. Moxie
was wondering what are other acts of worship, which will qualify forgiveness of sins, including major sense other than Toba?
there are many acts.
Virtually all acts of worship erasings
whether it's prayer, from one prayer to the next,
Juma jumar. To Zuma, wipes out sins in between.
Amara, wipes out sins between ombre ombre Hajj, adji, wipes out sins,
even sadhaka. wipes out since
there are many, many acts,
good acts that will erase sins.
But of course, the most
fundamental and basic is to
seek repentance from Allah.
As the prophet SAW, said, Ahmed said, a Thai woman or thembi, command lad ambala. One who repent from sin is like one without sin.
You can't get any more
basic than that.
Question from the instagramers?
Sad Yeah. That's sad. Do Maryam
If the mom stands up, mistakenly, on the last record,
he should have ended the prayer on the last record, whether it's two, three or four, record prayers. But instead of ending with tasleem, he stands back up again.
And by the correction of the followers, he sits down immediately.
Is this valid valid, of course, the salaat is valid.
at the end, after your childhood, you make
tools to Jude's
and, and the prayer or you end the prayer and afterwards make to sudo you can do it before
it tasleem or after the testing
that covers for that mistake.
Faisal Ali asks, What is your view on Pharaoh? Is he really in a museum? And some scholars mentioned this was also mentioned in the Koran 1400 years ago? Well, yeah, there is a body of one of the pharaohs
is estimated to have been in the time of Prophet Moses,
this is estimation
And it is said that
the mummified body, the wrappings etc, did contain some elements of salt or whatever which indicated that his body had been in the sea.
And on the basis of that, scholars had mentioned that this was the Pharaoh of the time of Prophet Moses. But, you know, these are explanations given and so on. So do all I can
Let's just agree on that or what? I really don't know. But I've seen it
said within and explained on a number of occasions.
We have a question from Instagram.
Then we have circus
house got a question?
Should I send peace and blessings to the prophets I send them while making dua during sujood, in prayer,
know when we're in sujood, we can make other prayers, because, you know, this is a time when we're closer to Allah subhanaw taala
knew what the process was taught us after that. You want to add other dogs, etc? You can
we have a question from Instagram, if someone lends some money to the relatives in times of their need, and the doesn't take it back into the car.
If the intention was not zeca,
cannot be a person, change that intention
for it to be the car and say, forget the loan.
Yes, it's possible,
it's possible to do that if the person who the money loan was loaned to was eligible for the cap, because if that person wasn't eligible, they were just short of cash. But otherwise, life is comfortable, they're not struggling to, you know, eat, their, where their daily meal is gonna come from. They know where it's coming from there, they have all their supplies, etc,
then that person is not eligible for sec. So simply because you gave them a loan, and they can't pay it back right now or whatever. You say that that's no, that's not.
just the charity, not the obligatory charity known as soccer.
asks, explain the Hadeeth
be prohibited that one sit between the sunlight and the shade. And he said it is this thing of Satan?
Well, to be honest, I have heard it mentioned.
I don't know the authenticity of the Hadith. So having not known or being certain of its authenticity, there's no point in
seeking to explain it.
So what we can do, what I will try to do is to look up this Hadith, check its authenticity.
And see what the scholars have said regarding it. And inshallah I will share that with you in our next session.
But this is the approach that we should take, first and foremost, when you hear something, confirm that it's authentic, because there's no point running here and there and asking this one or that one day turns out, it's not weak. It's a weak Hadith. It's not a Hadith, it's fabricated or whatever.
This is a Heidi was brought, as I said and said, and this is authentic, you know, you shouldn't walk around with one shoe on and one shoe off.
Oh, why does it matter?
Well, Rosalind said it, you know, and the likelihood is that there is some harmony, whether we're able to figure out what it is. Now, in our times, we can't figure it out, maybe 10 years from now, 50 years from now, scientists will say Oh, better you don't do that. Why? Because when you walk, you know, on a cold floor, for example, you have a shoe which protects you one foot and the other foot is going on the cold floor. And that disparity that difference between the two will cause this to happen to your new neurons a new year, or whatever.
They'll give you the explanation of these. Oh, really. But for now
He promised us that and said that, you know, he that it's better to take off both issues,
the end of the other shoe and just walk around barefoot, or get on the other shoe and walk around with shoes on both your feet.
everything is written already. What is the concept of heaven and hell?
What's the concept of Heaven and Hell, Heaven and Hell, we know a covenant hell or a law created heaven, Jenna, and he created hell, john,
Jenna is for the good people, people who believed in him, and followed his teachings to whatever degree and l are for those who this believes in Him, and rejected his teachings.
So what does that have to do with the other fact that Allah knows who is going to enter
Paradise and who's going to enter hell?
That doesn't change the fact that
Allah has created heaven and hell.
You're saying, Well, why Why? Why bother to create heaven? And hell? If he knows what's going to happen? And what's going to help? Well,
it could be said that
as a part of a laws, justice.
Of course, he could have just created people and put them in paradise. And he said,
so as I'm saying, a lot, I have created some people for paradise and some people.
He could have created them and just dropped them straight in paradise.
And if you ask them,
Do you feel about that? They're gonna say, wonderful, great.
It doesn't matter to them what they did or what they didn't do.
Because they're in Paradise, Allah has put them in paradise. But he's put them in practice because of their deeds.
The fact that he knew what they were going to do, doesn't change the fact that the deeds were done by them.
And with his mercy, they ended up in paradise.
They wouldn't complain at all. They would just be happy ever after.
But now the one who goes to hell that a lot creates that other individual and just drops him straight in hell.
He's gonna say Why? Why Allah? Why are you gonna put me in hell you put the others in paradise? Why are you putting in me and now? Of course, Allah can easily tell him, Well, you would do this, you would do that you're gonna do this, you're gonna do that surgery? And he's gonna say, Well, no, no, no, no, no, no, I wouldn't. If I knew there was a heaven and a hell definitely I would not do these things.
No, wait, no, that's it. You would? No, no, no, he will feel
he will feel this is unjust.
He hasn't done these things. Why?
So I said, Okay. Do it. Live your life at the end of it and the judgment, when you've seen all that you've done, and you realize now that you earned help.
You chose hell.
You're not gonna be complaining. He's just gonna be saying, oh, Allah give me another chance.
Quite a lot of Give me another chance, not your unfair, you're not going to question a lot of fairness, justice, etc. They're only going to ask for another chance. If you give me one more chance.
So this is the completion of our laws, justice, is fairness, etc. We live our lives out. And we know
if we're in hell, that we chose hell.
And if we're in Paradise, we know it's Byelaws mercy, but we chose also we chose paradise. We tried to do the things which will get us to paradise. And with the laws mercy we got there. So all we can do is be thankful.
Lake said, Sheriff, one financially supports his blood brother. For all his living expenses. It is john
Less sincere is Can this support amount?
included? zaca? Well,
it's your responsibility.
It's your responsibility to look after your family is part of your family.
It's better to consider it sadaqa. And it can be considered as solokha, as opposed to soccer better than soccer is given to people, you know, who are not your family members? Unless, in fact, they are, you know, in some region someplace where they're really really destitute etc. They don't know where the next meal is coming from.
Then it could be
the other question from hoonah How to repent to Allah sincerely, and have peace of mind and heart that he the Most Merciful will forgive me.
Well, if you're repenting sincerely,
then you can have that peace of mind. Because Allah accepts repentance, and he forgives sin. Allies describe themselves in these terms throughout the graph.
And this is a part of what is expected
that if we seek repentance sincerely,
our sins will be removed. As I mentioned, that famous Hadith of the Prophet SAW Selim, in which he said, Thai women are dombey command ladon banner, one who repents from sins sincerely is like one without sin. It's guaranteed
from our Instagram
followers, Rihanna is asking is it permissible for a girl for a girl to share her voice message
without space in YouTube or other social media?
recitation of Quran
This is another category.
As a general principle,
it is permissible for her when she's studying, for example, teachers may be male. She, besides she's heard by her male teachers, etc.
Many scholars consider it better to be avoided.
I believe that
it is not
speaking, of course, singing is another thing
as we said, the singing you know, if it's done as singing, for occasions for marriages, etc, etc. This is permissible for women in the presence of women. Now, of course, when one puts it on the internet or whatever, you know, then it's now presenting it for males of course, then you can say that the males should avoid avoid it. Now listen to it.
You know as the Prophet sallallahu Sallam recommended
side, Maryam is asking, Is it permissible for a girl to share her voice? Oh, it's the same question coming from
YouTube as well as Instagram.
So it's been answered
the issue of covering the face and all that that goes back to the position held by different scholars whether the face is considered our and should be covered, you know, and in public or not. Some scholars hold that it is
obligatory to cover the face. Others hold that it's not.
If you ask me. What is your opinion personally, me
My position is that it is not an obligation, it is commendable. It's good
through rewardable law rewards, but not doing so is not head on.
Is your fast still valid, if you instantly commit a sin,
listening to music, cursing and so on?
Well, that fast is still valid. As long as you don't do the things which are known to break the fast
there are things which have to do with
sperm or whatever.
A woman having an orgasm, what she does to herself, in Ramadan, such as this is going to break the fast.
any sin or wrongdoing,
like those that you mentioned,
are not going to break the fast, there are sins which are counted against you.
the basis for breaking the fast what breaks the faster when clearly defined.
You're not eating, drinking, having sexual relations, then your fast is intact as a fast
and that's the same thing you know, you're doing hard you're
any other good deed you're doing that you may do be doing something sinful or wrong around it. It doesn't mean that this one cancels that. You know,
it can be looked at from the perspective of the righteous act that you're doing. As long as you don't violate the principles governing that righteous act, then it stands even though you might be doing other sins etc, which are outside of the realm of that is act.
kosamba Zubair asks how to deal with depression, after a breakup with your wife.
As I mentioned, always, when people
talk about depression
that's the first thing to do. Now that you're making sudo, thanking A lot of you know, he took away your wife.
Because you're in depression means that
you are sorry for the loss. You're not happy that your wife is no longer
with you. If she was a terror, terrorizing you making your life on bearable, her going would be thankful you'll be thankful right away. You'll be making so do the shocker without me telling you to.
So obviously, you feel you have lost something. But so do the sugar to put yourself in the proper frame of mind.
Make that subdued without Voodoo, if you want to make will do you can but it's not a requirement. You can make a judicial
facing the Kaaba. If you want to face the Kaaba, you can but it's not required.
But to make that suit and stay in the sujood reflecting on the good which has come to you on that day. That week, that month, that year. There's so much good that has come
reflect on those good things and be grateful to Allah and you will find the depression that you're feeling lifting up from you. Rising up moving away
and your way becoming clear. Your heart becoming peaceful.
This is the most powerful tool for fighting depression.
Along with fast so you fast your Mondays and Thursdays
you make your so do the sugar
Fast gives you a sense of control. When people fall deep into depression, they feel a sense that the life has been taken away from them, their control of their affairs is gone, you know, things are just happening to them, they have no control, no means of
holding on, they're just letting go that they're falling into the abyss.
So what fasting does is gives you a sense of control.
Because you deliberately start your fast, you have that small meal, three dates, water, and start to fast. You stop yourself from eating or drinking or sexual relations throughout the day,
you're in control.
This reaffirms your control.
When the time comes to make the fast, then you do it as prescribed.
And of course, your prayers
have to be there, you can't just be fasting and no prayers. So prayers have to be there on time again, in your faster choosing the time, making sure it's on time in the beginning of the time and all these different things.
So this is giving you a sense of control over your life. So combine that with remembering the good
reflecting on it, remembering the good feeling that you had when the good things came.
You know that memory triggers
good thoughts in your mind, if you allow it to.
So this is the primary
methodology that I always prescribe for people who come to me not as a psychologist but just you know, as a person of experience older.
I'm called shocked by some people. Others call me doctor.
I'm not a medical doctor
or doctor in the academic sense, but
inshallah I believe these advices are from the Quran and Sunnah. And many people who have taken the advice have come back and thanked me. So, that would be my advice. inshallah.
We will now close our session, as mothering is almost upon us
barakallahu li Gong subhanak along with humbucker a shadow
and the stock firaga one or two.
Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh. My brothers and sisters, imagine going the whole day fasting and having nothing to eat at
imagine when Ramadan ends and you still have to fast not out of choice, but because there is no food to eat.
My brothers and sisters, this is the desperate situation of hundreds of 1000s of our oma today in places like Bangladesh if you opia as well as for the Uighur communities, and the Rohingya communities. So many have nothing to eat at all.
But this Ramadan, you can make a difference. This Ramadan you can save lives with the help of charity right? You can take part in a challenge to raise $150 and feed a child in need for the entire year. Imagine
reward. Imagine the feeling of knowing you have fed a poor child for an entire year. So behind the law, our beloved Prophet Muhammad wa sallam said, the best of you are those who feed others.
All you have to do is click on the link in my description, and take part in the challenge. earn the great rewards of Ramadan and sign up for it now. Right now