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our 13th session covering names 15 and 16.
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This is Miller
This is session 13
in which we'll be covering two names of Allah and Harlock and haluk
number so names number 15 and 16
hamdulillah Rob brown alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah al Karim. Well Allah and he was happy for many standard asuna t laomi. Dean.
All praises due to a law and realize Peace and blessings beyond the last prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, then all those who follow the path of righteousness until the last day,
alcoholic and Al haluk
the Divine Name of horlock is mentioned 11 times in the crime.
Among them is the theory
In hasher, Surah Al Hassan, who Allahu Harlequin Misawa.
He is a law the Creator, the originator and the fashioner.
The name of haluk is mentioned only two times in the crime among them
in Rebecca walhalla Kula alim, indeed your Lord is the all knowing creator.
In terms of the meaning, linguistically the Divine Names alcoholic, and alcoholic, come from the trilateral route, how lamb off and are derived from the verbal noun the master Hulk.
HELOC is the intensive form of colic. On the pattern for
the verbal noun has three meanings. The first of which is to measure accurately or to proportion one thing according to another.
And the second is to create something based on a devised model or pattern.
The third meaning is to bring a thing into existence from non existence after first making it exist to change it
into something else.
This route appears 261 times in the Koran in eight derived forms. For example,
hello, cocoon, He created you.
The verbal noun Hulk refers to the acts of creating, making and giving measurement.
A Holic is the one who created the material and the time present in the universe, gave matter its properties and set in motion its laws. He has total control over everything, and manages all its affairs, but is independent of all that he has created.
Allah alone is the creator and all the rest are his creation. Allah Almighty mentions in the Quran that he is the best of creators, but the barakallahu acetylcarnitine Blessed is Allah the best of creators as humans, and creatures fashion and make new products, Allah seemingly does So likewise, except that our last products are all superior to anything that humans can make. However, this comparison is meant metaphorically,
as there are no other creators besides a lot.
A lot of settings sort of factor for three Hellman hollington Viola Is there any creator besides Allah. So when we look at this concept, from a tower hayduke perspective, our belief in the unique oneness of Allah, there are two aspects to reality, the unity of Allah and the unity of the creation.
They are not mixed in any way. The creation is a product of Allah
being alcoholic, the creator. For example, if we consider a sofa,
the cotton fabric comes from plants,
the metal from rocks and the wood from trees.
All that people did is assemble these resources into a piece of furniture. Human beings can only manipulate that which already exists. We cannot and will never be able to create anything from nothing.
Moving on to a bill McCall's four principles Principle number one, adopt where applicable.
These two Divine Names on holiday and I'll holla can be adopted theoretically, as human beings cannot actually create
As we said,
since a law is truly the best of creators,
as human beings, we should also be the best at whatever we create or manipulate. We use the term create, whether it's works of art, or inventions, etc. We call them creations, and that's our language. But the fact of the matter is that only a lot actually creates.
Consequently, we should follow the prophets on salams advice of doing our best whenever we engage in work. In the law, you're hibou either I'm Ella hadoo hadoo calm I'm Alan and Justina. Indeed Allah loves, whenever any one of you does work, that he perfects it, he or she perfects it.
We all ask Allah to give us the best in this world, and the best in the next robina chinnappa dunya Hasina of in ferati Hassan Okinawa banach, this is the dua that from the Quran that we regularly call for Allah give us the best of this life and the rest of the next and protect us from the hellfire.
we have to do our best in order to deserve the best from Allah.
We can't be just asking for the best. All the time, we're asking Lord give us the best of this life. But we don't ourselves do our best. So we have to develop the mentality of doing the best in whatever we do. As the province our Salam had said, that Allah loves, whenever any of us does work we do we perfect it.
So we have to develop the mentality of always trying to do our best, the workplace is where we should start. Actually, it starts from home. But where we spend so much of our times, you know, it's in the workplace, it especially needs to be present there. Because this has to do with trust, honesty, and dealing, etc.
is what we call the cat and mouse game, we have to oppose that game, not be a part of that game. We're working, we have been hired,
to do our best, or to do our least, obviously, when we are hired were hired expecting that we would do our best. And that's what we're supposed to be
On the basis of. So if we're not doing our best, and we're being paid on the basis that we have done our best, then it's deception on our part, we're taking
wages, which really don't belong to us.
So we have to oppose the cat and mouse workplace nor
I've only working hard whenever our supervisor around.
And when the supervisors are not around, we rest, we relax.
When the cat's away, the mice will play but the norm
and its major Jihad to overcome this mentality.
Trying to do so you will lose friends. Your own co workers will oppose you tooth and nail. They may even turn against us and accuse us of trying to take their jobs. Now people who are your best friends good friends, they see you working hard.
The bosses in the round, but you're still working hard. They're they they're flabbergasted Why? Why do you Why are you doing that is not here, you can relax now. Take it easy. You don't have to work so hard. But if you say well, you know, I fear Allah. I fear my Lord. And I'm going to do the best that I can
say oh, there must be some intention, hidden intention. Like maybe you want
take our jobs, and also, he can see you and know that you've done the most. Or he can see the product of what you've done. And it's far more than everybody else. So they will give you a raise in pay, they will, you know, give you a higher position, whatever this you've got to be something like this behind it.
But we have to be firm. And remember that if all of humankind hates us, and Allah loves us, we have succeeded.
And if all of humankind loves us, and allied despises us, we have failed. This is the ultimate criteria for determining what's good for us, ultimately, and what is not.
When we discussed with employers in the Gulf, to hire Muslim workers, when I was involved in Dawa in Riyadh, and in UAE, Qatar, you know, we'd always tried to encourage the Muslim owners of companies, etc, to hire Muslims. You know, because all these countries in which they were bringing non Muslims,
there are Muslims in Muslim countries too. So, you know, this would be a service to the oma to the Muslim community, to bring them. I'm not saying don't bring any non Muslims, but we should favor Muslims. But they said, the Muslims are lazy.
They don't work hard. The non Muslims they come and they work hard. They are reliable, out the Billa.
We can't change such perceptions overnight. Of course, you know, because that is how many look at things. We are not responsible for what has happened, in general, we can only do our part, what is the law going to expect from us to change this mentality of all the employers, owners of companies, etc, we can't do that. All we can do is what is within our sphere of influence, we can change ourselves, and possibly change some of our co workers.
So that's what Elia is going to hold us responsible for.
For some professions.
The doing one's best principle, when not followed, can lead to great harm amongst humans, human society. In the case of dentists, for example, in the medical type fields, in the case of dentists,
if they don't do a good job, their patients may have to come back, or they may go to another dentist to make it right and they will never go back to that dentist again. So you've lost him, because you did a bad job. You know, it may have made it difficult for him to chew or whatever what problems. So it becomes a financial loss to the patients and financial loss also to the dentist in the future.
But in the medical profession, sloppy work can lead to death.
A john hopkins study in 2018 stated that approximately 250,000 people die annually in the USA because of medical mistakes.
Making it the third leading cause of death after heart disease and cancer. 250,000 people that is 700 people dying daily.
A Harvard study. Our university study
said that 5 million people die globally due to medical mistakes. 5 million people. This is like COVID. You know, this is a COVID is less.
In one year.
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138 million are harmed annually, 5 million die, but there's like 138 million who are harmed.
And what is that daily daily that's 378,000 people around the world are harmed daily by doctors and nurses, mostly due to a lack of practice.
All knowledge with the doctors and nurses,
the global total cases of medical negligence.
This is not now death, but it's just negligence. They did this they did that created problems and so on. So it's estimated as 17 million
in high income countries. And in low income countries, what we call the third world.
It is like 26 million cases with that makes a total of 43 million cases
And the number one
error mistake that is being made,
is in the area of prescription drug errors, giving people the wrong drugs for the wrong things. You know, sloppy work in that category is the number one
to human society.
The other point
that we should
in the context of adopting
this principle is that we should know the purpose of our creation, property. These Divine Names can also be applied in our lives. When we properly know the purpose of our creation, most adherence of the various religions around the world.
If you ask them, What is the purpose of their creation? According to their scriptures? Usually, they reply, I don't know.
And if they say, I know it is this is where in your scriptures does it say that? Well, I don't know. But I heard it said, you know, people said, our Guru our, you know, whatever, said, that's the case.
They don't have it clearly spelled out in Islam. It is clearly spelled out.
Allah said, in the 51st, chapter, verse 56, well, masala jinda, we'll insert Elana Abu,
I've created the jinn and humankind, only for my worship.
Many of us know this. But I remember on one occasion, when, you know, this Muslim, he brought in a co worker with him
who wanted to know something about Islam. You know, he was a Hindu, he brought him in. So I asked him as an introductory thought, you know, what's the purpose of the equation? What are you doing here? Why are we here in this world?
Does your religion tell you something in your books, the Vedas or the whatever?
I have no idea. I say, Well, you know, this is the problem.
It's not written, you won't find it.
Actually, in the Quran, it is written.
So every Muslim knows the purpose of his or her creation, they know.
So I turned to his friend who had brought him and asked him,
tell them, what's the purpose of creation brother?
He looked at me like
I said, What, even you don't know I was a bit of luck. But that's reality.
Many Muslims around the world don't even know the purpose of creation. So it is essential.
The purpose for which humankind was created, is to worship God.
However, it must be noted that Allah Holic
the Almighty Creator is not in need of human worship. That's important. Because though people say well, okay, yeah, we were created to worship Allah, but in the back of their mind what equates to worship? Why did he need
he didn't create human beings out of a need on his part.
If not a single human worship Allah. It would not diminish His glory in any way. And if all of humankind worshiped him, it would not increase his glory in
in any way, Allah is perfect.
He alone exists without needs.
All created beings have needs.
Consequently, it is human guy that needs to worship God.
Allah has told us
we should worship Him
to achieve success.
And that success
is ultimately Jenna. mean this is the purpose why he is prescribed us that we worship.
He said in nany, and Allahu La ilaha IL
five Wounded Knee, or alcumus, salah and the decree
verily I am a law there is no god besides me. So worship Me and establish regular prayer for my remembrance to remember Allah.
Because in the remembrance of Allah,
the divine develop development of a consciousness of a law, it's built.
And this is important to understand, because sometimes non Muslims may ask us,
we as Muslims,
we worship God, when we feel like it. When it's in our heart, when a heart tells us you need to turn to God turned to God to worship.
Whereas you guys, you Muslims, you worship God, like robots. You've been programmed five times a day, every day.
You're just on time in those times, regular exercise, but
you know, it's missing.
It's not really coming from you. It's not really coming from your soul, your heart
may sound reasonable
to some to many. Yeah, we should be worshipping Allah when our heart feels like it. But stop and think for a minute. Now, if
we don't feel like it. today.
It's not there in our heart.
So we don't worship a lot today.
If we don't feel like it this week, so we don't worship a lot this week. We don't feel like it this month. So we don't worship a lot this month.
We don't feel like it this year. So we don't worship a lot this year. Where are we headed?
So when is it that we're going to worship I love when the calamity strikes, boom, we're now in danger we're in life is messed up or whatever. Now we raise our hands we call on God, oh God, oh, god. This
this is what and how most people worship God, in times of tragedy and calamity.
Whereas we as Muslims, that is not the time. We worship God all the time.
calamity, no calamity, we worship anyway. And in that way, because the intent here is to build something. And of course, it's worshipping him properly. Because if we're not worshipping him properly, we're not going to build that consciousness. A God consciousness, known as taqwa.
So human beings need to worship and glorify God,
by obeying the divinely revealed laws, not just the five times prayer, but by doing whatever God has told us to do and avoiding whatever you told us to avoid.
Because it obedience to the Divine Law, keeps us conscious of Allah. So it builds that consciousness we call taqwa. So this calling God
and this taqwa is the key to success in this life, and the next.
The first human beings.
Adam and Eve, were created in the garden of Paradise, and were later expelled from paradise for disobeying the Divine Law.
The only way for human beings to return to paradise for which we were created, is by obedience to the law.
That's the bottom line.
Moving on to
point number two of even battles, for points for
of the names of Allah.
Point number two is to confirm where the name is unique and in applicable, accepting of the uniqueness of a law, being the only creator solidifies the foundation of our faith, belief in God.
Most verses of the Quran are reminders for those who already believe in God. When the Quran talks about Allah in this way or that way or the other. They're talking talking about Allah
assuming that people already believe in God,
and it's just they don't know God properly.
They have misconceptions about God. So these are being clarified.
But the assumption is that
the vast majority of human beings believe in God and this is reality.
Though, in the West Western civilization's the developed world
we have so much
loud out cries from the atheists.
countries have gone secularist canceling belief in God well, or saying we function without God coming into the mix.
And people have accepted that in the West secularism
the vast majority of the rest of the world believe in God
it is the nature of human beings to believe in God.
what the Quran does is that addresses the majority of people from
knowing that they believe in God.
But there are some verses
which do tackle those who say there is no God
in Surah tour
there is a verse dedicated to the atheists
I'm fully calm in the very Shay in um, hormone Kala cool.
Um, hello, somehow it was out by lie, you know,
where they created from nothing? Or did they create themselves? Or did they create the heavens and the earth?
Indeed, they are uncertain.
This is this verses quite different from so many other verses, which just say, a lot of created the heavens and the earth, and he's done it and benefited you and so on. So you should worship Him. This is gratitude for all that He has given worshiping this versus saying, did you create yourself from nothing, or by nothing? Were you created by nothing?
This proposal violates reason
because you have this people say, we just are here, Big Bang,
by accident, whatever.
You didn't create yourself. That's understood. So a lot puts this as the first concept. humans were created from nothing or by nothing, no way.
Something cannot come from nothing.
And nothing cannot create something. That's common sense logic. The second proposal, humans created themselves.
This is also a logical and a contradictory proposition.
To create oneself, one must already exist.
But to be created, one must first not exist.
You can't have this and that. These just don't work together.
So the third
proposal, humans were created by something
as the only thing left.
But even this
is rejected. This implies an infinite regression of causes, which ultimately means that humans should not exist, we shouldn't be here. Because if c one,
were caused by C two,
C, meaning creation, creation, one caused by creation,
and creation, two was caused by creation, three, and so forth, and so forth, and so forth until creation.
And that means like,
If that's the case, infinite, we can know for no matter how far back we go, we still get creation, this one in the equation, that one equation, the other one,
it means then that creation, one cannot exist, unless creation to does.
And if you keep going back, and you saying that it's influenced from infinite meaning, it really it doesn't have a beginning.
That's what it ultimately means. Consequently, creation, one cannot exist.
In other words, if human existence is preceded by an infinite amount of causes, requiring an infinite amount of time, for it to take place,
it is the same as saying that they will never take place they'll never come into existence, human existence becomes impossible.
The Greek philosopher Aristotle, he argued, similarly, that infinite regression, as they call it, regression of the cause, and effect chain was impossible. It's like in simple terms, the line of dominoes, you know, people make these dominoes, set them up in all kinds of shapes and things and, and then they hit the first one, and it falls and it falls and it falls, it does this, it rings bells, and, you know, causes balls to roll and does all kinds of things.
People like to look at that, see how amazing it is.
But if we just look at the line of dominoes just in front of us, but then 15 dominoes in front spaces in between.
If the first domino doesn't fall, which causes the second and the third and the fourth inning.
If the first domino doesn't fall, nothing will happen. None of them will fall they will all sit there until somebody or something comes along and causes the first domino to follow.
And that someone or something can't be a domino
because it is like all the other dominoes.
So, if there is not something or someone which is not a domino that causes the first one to fall, then the process is never going to happen.
So the only remaining possibility is that a non creative being created humans and other creative things.
Be belief in the Divine Name of Harlock affirms the basic belief that nothing takes place in the universe without his permission.
In terms of application, or abaca lukumi Maya Shah waystar your Lord creates whatever he wishes and chooses
no good can be obtained no harm avoided, unless Allah decrease it.
Humans are enjoyed to seek refuge in the Lord of the Dawn from the evil of what he created.
Allah does not attribute evil directly to himself, because he is good. And all that comes from him is good.
The evil which comes from Allah is relative evil.
It may be good from
other perspectives, but evil in one perspective.
For example, sunshine is essential for plants to grow and synthesize chlorophyll.
But it also causes rivers and lakes to dry up, leading to drought, famine and death.
Rain is essential for plants to grow, but it also causes floods, drowning and death.
pure evil, on the other hand, is a result of human activity. humans think evil and if a law permits they do evil.
A law on the other hand, does not oppress anyone. Well, I have limo rabuka I had
the evil humans do is buy a loss permission. So to that degree, it is from Allah.
However, humans are responsible for their evil because it is a product of their choice.
Regarding God's permission, Muslim scholars of the past, have distinguish between God's wish and his will.
his wishes sometimes referred to as his legal wish,
a share a year, meaning that he wishes for humans Islam,
the right way of life, consisting of submission to whatever God has instructed.
However, he also gave humans the ability to accept
what he has commanded or rejected. Consequently, humans may go against God's legal wish.
His will, on the other hand, is referred to as his creational will.
I'll Masha Allah konia
meaning that what takes place
is by his permission alone.
Among the things that take place, are events beyond human will, and invents in accordance with human will. For example, the laws of nature governs humans. If one jumps up, he or she must fall back down.
If the doctor strikes your knee, your foot kicks out. No matter how hard mentally you fight the reaction, your foot still keeps kicking out every time your knees it. humans cannot go against a laws creational will when those who deny God's existence are asked, Why are they successful, and others who have made similar or even greater efforts are not
they reply that it is due to their good fortune,
and others bad fortune.
And when human life is analyzed, it is easily concluded that all of it is controlled by
good fortune and bad fortune. Good luck, and bad luck. Consequently, life is looked at as being controlled by the goddess of chats.
in Greek religion for two now, in Roman religion, that's where fortune good fortune comes from.
religious rights involve knocking on wood. This is what people do. They don't believe in God, etc. But they will knock on wood and say I'm gonna do that Knock Knock duck. Crossing fingers, people cross fingers, wearing amulet, like four leaf clovers, Rabbit's feet or shoes, while at the same time avoiding blackcats breaking of mirrors spilling salt and the number 13. The goddess of fortune is more appealing to Western atheism, because it is a blind force, which doesn't require obedience, or does it assign obligation obligations.
So as a result, modern civilizations preoccupation with good luck is everywhere.
like Donald Trump
have been reported to fly in feng shui experts from Mainland China to guide their architects in the design of their buildings. Of course, this was before COVID-19, which Donald Trump
called the Chinese virus blamed it on the Chinese. But before that, he was known, whenever he's building a new building a new high rise, he would call in feng shui experts who would tell him, okay, the windows should be put at this point, this way, this size,
the structure should be turned this much in relationship to its land that it's situated on, etc. You know, feng shui is this belief that
the way things are fixed, geographically, you know, the way you turn things, set things, arrange things, this can either bring in good
or it can bring in evil.
Sorry, it's like some kind of fortune telling
the commander of Apollo 13.
Apollo 13, is the one that almost didn't make it.
It was supposed to go and land on the moon, but they ran into problems and they ended up having to go around the moon and come back.
They've been made a movie of it.
However, when he was asked about
what went wrong, he said, I should have known something would go wrong with the liftoff because the flight was Apollo number 13.
Which took off at 1300 hours, that's one o'clock on Friday the 13th
there was no way that was going to work.
This is this is a, you know, expert in in astrophysics and all this other thing, but
that's it. So, most high rise hotels, apartment buildings, office blocks do not have 13th floors.
Nor are houses numbered. This is in
America, the West UK.
Houses are not number 13.
When you go down the
road, it says, you know, house number 10 1112 and a half 1415 etc.
When you go in the elevator, there's no 13th floor there.
When you go on the airplane, there's no 13th rule.
No end of this
belief in Allah requires the purification of the heart, from any dependency on these and similar superstitions.
Belief in the Divine Name should also offer confidence to those whose faith in the Sunda is shaken by the doubts raised by scientists
concerning different aspects of Islamic practice of belief, for example, that of the fly had these of the fly well known Hadith whispers are seldom said if a fly falls into your drink, don't get me in Throw him out.
Because under one wing, there is disease and under the other wing, there is a cure.
Now, as far as scientists know, there is no cure for diseases borne by the fly. So they said this is
having the disease and having the cure in one animal, one insect, bulk nonsense, but reality is that
in the world, we have many cases where what appears to be
can contain the cure for the very person it could harm. For example,
the venom of snakes.
No, normally, if a snake bites you,
you know, if he bites you and you just fix your heart stops your heart you die.
and take from them just like you take from cows in your farm milk, they take venom from the snakes, and this venom they extract from it.
chemicals, which are used to help
people who have heart problems,
there are trees in different parts of the world. Maybe you brush against them, you have a reaction, you get bumps and all kinds of things. But the fruit from the tree you take it, it cures.
So it is not
you know, something strange in nature to find both the cure
and the disease in the same animal, tree, plant, etc.
So it's just a matter of us saying, Well, okay, they say okay, so where's the one in the fly? So because we haven't found it? You know, and research is not focused on it.
Because we haven't found it doesn't mean it doesn't exist. It just means we haven't found it. That's all we can say. We cannot say it's not there.
The third principle of a bill mcpaul is that of having hope, where there is a promise.
The meaning of these two Divine Names
contain the divine promise that Allah can create better circumstances, wherever and whenever he wishes as alcoholic and Allah. No matter how impossible our situations may seem, a lot can change them.
And if he doesn't create new circumstances for us,
it is better for us to accept our situation patiently and be rewarded for whatever hardship we experience.
We should have confidence that Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah knows best.
And he will create circumstances which are better for us when
the time is better for us.
So the Divine Names contain the basis for human hope, as we were fundamentally created for paradise, and a law already has created paradise. And he promised that his mercy would precede his anger. Abu huraira quoted the prompts on Solomon saying, When Allah created the creatures he wrote in a book, which is with him overthrown.
Verily, my mercy prevailed over my wrath.
So knowing that is helping us to have hope in the law,
that even though we may have been disobedient, we have
done wrong, we know they're wrong, etc. We hope for Allah's mercy.
And we fear is rough.
That takes us to the fourth principle of inbound call the fifth principle where we should fear where there is a warning in the name. Now the Divine Names contain the element of potential punishment, severe punishment in hell, which Allah has created.
It's not directly
allows the Creator, that's an open neutral statement.
It could be for good, or it could be for evil relative to ourselves. So Allah created hell, and it is a punishment. So that warning should motivate the believers to do everything in their power to avoid ending up in hell.
This is where our greatest focus should be regarding the fear of things in this life.
We shouldn't be overwhelmed by fear of a loss creation, which is what tends to happen to most of us. Instead, we should really fear the Creator.
We should stop fearing people's opinions, fearing poverty, fearing failure, etc, etc. And instead we should focus on pleasing alcoholic, he is sufficient to provide for all of our needs. Our problem is that we often try to please people while angering Allah,
like joining in backbiting,
to be accepted by others.
It's not pleasing to Allah, even though we know it is not. We know it is wrong.
We end up engaging in it just to be a part of the group,
not to seem often against them.
But the promise that Sam said, Whoever seeks the pleasure of a law
though it is displeasing to people, Allah will become pleased with him, or
Allah will make the people pleased with him or her.
However, whoever seeks the pleasure of people
through though it is displeasing to Allah.
Allah will become displeased with him or her and will make the people displeased with him or that
is the reality. We are
pleasing Allah should be our focus.
Avoiding displeasing Allah should also be our focus. Because if we're displeasing Allah, while
focused on pleasing Allah, then one is going to cancel the other.
the display displeasure of Allah is far greater than the harm of it on us becomes far greater.
With that thought, we'll close today's session session number 13.
And there's no bad luck in that.
session number 13.
calling our law using his names, or law,
yeah, call her luck. Yeah, Holic. We know that you are the creator of all that existed. All that exists, and all that will exist.
lead us to the unshakable belief in you as our Creator and let us never ascribed partners to you
yeah phonic, guide us to please you and to ask you for our every need and wish.
Yeah. haluk awaken us to reflect on the wonders of your creation and make us of those who are good inform and good in matters. I mean,
Baraka lafay comes from Baraka to law he over cattle.
We will now shift
to our q&a session
Baraka Luffy calm.
Do we have any questions from
Seems all of our questions
the zoom haven't been deleted.
Okay, we've got some questions coming now.
What is your view on the book?
structure of Quranic interpretation by Raymond Perrin?
I've never heard of it.
All right. Can't say anything about what I don't know.
can eat McDonald's.
question can we eat in McDonald's? If it's McDonald's in Makkah, no problem.
I Dallas in Medina, no problem.
In general, what we're saying is that if it's McDonald's,
in the Muslim world where they're taking care to
make sure things are halal and avoid the Haram, then there's no problem. But if we are
using McDonald's in different countries, we have to look at the laws and etc. You know,
governing it, you know, in China, for example, where pork is loved,
So everything pork is in everything, virtually everything that you're going to be eating there, then you may have to avoid McDonald's if you're in China.
But if you are in
America, when they do have rules,
you can find out are they cooking with using pork fat, pork oil,
etc, or mixing it up?
So you'd have to know the
that you're dealing with.
Otherwise, you can't make a general statement to cover all circumstances. Juana asks, I've heard that on the Day of Resurrection, everyone will be called by their mother or father's name.
That is why it's not allowed for a woman to take her husband's surname. Is that true? No. This is not why.
This is not why we don't as Muslims take the husband's surname.
The point is that
we will be called by our names.
That's why the processor limit said, name your children well, because they will be called by their names on the Day of Judgment.
The reason why we don't put surnames of husbands after the names of the wives
is because of the fact that the naming system
is indicative of genealogy. For example, my name is Billy.
I have a son named Omar.
So the name of our family is Phillips.
So my son becomes
Omar, a been disallowed
Now, if he marries
say by the name of
and she is the daughter of bent
for Father's name with Ahmed.
So she is Marty
bent the daughter of OPMOD fun.
She married my son
if she puts
my name my phone
The name Phillips in the place of
her father's family name, then that would indicate that she was from the family of Phillips
and not the family of con. So there is mix up taking place in the family genealogy, as the names indicate families. And so this is why it's not allowed according to Sharia
ceman Rashid's in deepening duty. I'm leading the tarawih prayers, Mashallah, if I forget to do such that in our on a verse, where there is it comes to my mind after the verse, can I do it at that time? Now if you missed it, you missed it said that an hour is not an obligation for you to make sujood at that particular time, when I was recorded, the prophet SAW, it's allowed me to do it. It's not required.
If you catch it, you catch it. If you miss it, you miss it.
I'm from a Muslim family hamdulillah.
I parents believe in many superstitions, I gave them scientific explanations, but they are not listening to me. What should I do? As they say, you can drag a donkey to water through a water hole. But you can't make him drink.
This is life.
Your job is to inform them, tell them to advise them. And then it's on there as on them to accept an act or not. Prophet Muhammad wa sallam. You know, Allah told him
what is on you, is to convey the message not to make people believe.
Well let go Malika in Anguilla.
That's all the time you just conveying the message. Don't worry about the people, you conveyed the message, your job's done.
Whether they believe they don't believe that's up to them.
when you pray alone in Ramadan after Asia, two or four or six record is that called tarawih or witr.
This is a constant confusion that people have
the night prayers during Ramadan.
Please note that the night prayers in Ramadan are no different from the night prayers outside of Ramadan.
Normally what we have which you may call night prayers
And the last prayer in your prayers of tahajjud is Witter. The last odd unit of prayer is called witr.
Whether you do it in Ramadan, or you don't do it in Ramadan, you're doing it outside of Ramadan. It's the same people have given it different names
or tiama, Lail.
or other names in different places. But actually they're one and the same.
At the same.
from Instagram we have any questions arise grammars can woman research run during her inspiration? Can a woman recite Quran during our menstruation? Yes,
she may do so.
This was not forbidden by the prophet sallallahu wasallam.
it was noted that it was his practice that if he was going up
he wouldn't recite the Quran until after he had done a whistle. That's his own personal
Practice. He didn't give any instructions with regards to it.
Sophia irrfan recommended book about the names of Allah in Arabic Oh, there are many books,
there is one by a god.
This one is the one I use. I follow the order that he has set the names
and it's quite extensive.
There's one by a female scholar by the name of his son.
has also done extensive work, where she tackles the names which are not Names of Allah which are commonly being used etc. she points out very clearly the focusing on the false names attributed to Allah.
But there are many others
Sharla Shahla, the key is, you know the, to choose the books by scholars who are clarifying that they are taking the names from those that are proven in the Quran, and the Sunnah. They're based from what is proven from the Quran and the authentic sola because you do have lists in activity and even the major, you know, which are supposed to be in a list of the names of Allah. But these narrations are not authentic.
Even Mr. metonymy himself, though he narrated one of the well known narrations that people use, he himself said, this narration is not authentic.
says, Can we pray after 12?
Can Asia be prayed after 12? o'clock? Yes.
preferable time is before midnight, and it's so it's, it's really about midnight, not 12 o'clock. If 12 o'clock is midway between Muslim and fudger, then then we talk about 12 o'clock. But if the midpoint between moderate and fudger is other than that, then that's the preferable time for Asia is up to the middle of the night. That's the point people are taking a headache, the middle of the night means drop. No, no, it doesn't. It varies from place to place all around the world. So the middle of the night is from mother
to Father, you find the midpoint that is the middle of the night.
Another question from our instagramers you shorten your beard?
Do I trim my beard?
Yes, I do.
It was the sooner of even Omar and at least 10 other companions of the Prophet SAW as a lamp to trim the beard.
And that's why some scholars hold that even Prophet Mohammed Al Salam used to do it also.
That the arguments that people hold, for growing the beard without trimming.
In also I wrote to your ankles,
that this is not
founded in the practice of the companions.
if everyone's risk is written by a law,
and that risk follows their destiny,
then why do people die?
Why do people die of hunger?
Why do people die from erupting volcanoes? Or do people die from tsunamis?
Why do people die from other people killing them
being hit by cars Why do people die?
period? Why do people die from diseases?
You know, this why can cover almost every way that we die?
Why do people only live 210 max or something like this?
Right? Why don't they live to 200?
Well said profit, nor profit, no I lived 200 Plus, but for the rest of us
this is how Allah has created us
what happens of good and what happens of evil,
all are permitted by law.
Why Allah Allah allows certain people to die
as we said, hunger
or any other natural calamity.
This is based on the will of Allah, for what is better for them, and better for the people around them, etc.
that death from starvation, maybe, for them, the road to paradise.
If they're patient with it,
they continue to worship God to their last breath.
Then, for them, it was good.
It's not to say I wish hunger on anybody.
But we have to understand that whatever takes place, there's good in it.
Whether we know it, or we don't know it,
they have to believe that Allah is good.
And he loves what is good.
instagrammers my son doesn't pray or fast is 20 What do I do?
Your son doesn't pray are fast.
Well, he's reached the age of 20. If he's living in your house, and you tell him
in your house, you have to break.
There's no if ands and buts.
If you're not gonna pray, please leave my house.
That's the reality.
You're on your own.
You can put your foot down like that.
Or you can be patient
with the individual, advising him, bringing other people who he respects or whatever to advise him.
moving to another place where he develops another set of friends who may remind him of Allah, remind him of his obligation,
You can try whatever is available to you to get help from others around you.
Can you perform nephila later in the night? After observing the 11 records? During Tara we're including with her?
Well, the province on sentiment said that you should let the waiter be the last prayer of the night for you. And that's what's preferable.
But if you get up and pray other records, etc. It's not forbidden. It's a voluntary prayer. So it's not an obligatory prayer. Well, you must follow that exact, you know,
format. Like mother prayer is for God. You know, what if you want to pray, sorry, prayers, three record. What if you want to pray for?
No. Well, in this case, if you deliberately pray mongering as for God, you have violated the prayer. You have invalidated the prayer. If you've done it deliberately, accidentally is another story. You realize it you make so do the sugar. So do that. So sorry. The frustration for forgetfulness, and you get you clear your slate, there's nothing against you.
Last question. kosamba Zubair
about fasting while on a journey what distance does that require?
Well there's not a special distance once you've left the boundaries of your city you are traveling
where the city ends you leave that you're now a traveler until you return
okay with that should have been the last but we have a couple now more can I sit and offer Salah yes if that's needed but the sitting prayer is worth less than the standing prayer if you are able to stand does name sir cave that was madiha Chef shafqat does name suck it suck if ibni alum what is the purpose of creation of the other planets and stars?
Well, when we get there we'll probably find out
for now where we are they beautify the sky a totally black sky is not as nice as a nice as of sky with twinkling stars.
So it's the sky has been beautified by the stars This is references in the Quran to that
relatively speaking now if we get to other stars
we may find other purposes other benefits etc.
Parents imraan Valkyries asking
parents who Ill treat their children be punished. Yes.
And children who will treat their parents will be punished also. They make decisions for a child which affect
the child adversely for the whole life. Well, they did it deliberately, then they will be held accountable if they did it accidentally not realizing whatever meaning the best. But, you know, sometimes we mean good. And we end up doing what turns out to be apparently bad.
Dr. Boucher Han, you've talked about wazifa as in the previous sessions, but I've seen people read.
Hawaii. And yeah, no, no 11 times after foreign prayers. Is this after Salah correct? No, there's no special
number. So if they're doing it 11 because they've been told that it's gonna do this, it's gonna do that. That's all fake useless is guidance. But if out of themselves, they feel like, you know, calling Allah Yeah, of coffee. Yeah, coffee.
But not just calling on a land stopping your coffee, then complete the sentence. Because otherwise, when we call like, an alarm that way, it's like somebody's calling out. Your name.
Lutra, Lutra. Bushra, if somebody came to you doing was doing that you would say
call the ambulance we need to put this person in a psychiatric hospital.
So this is the kind of position we put ourself in before a law where we just blindly call the name and not add to it. What we're calling on the name for
Sheva, do you have any advice for Muslims in the West, particularly American? Oh, that's a whole lecture. advice to Muslims in the West.
practice Islam to the best of your ability.
Be together with other Muslims.
Don't be separated away from the rest of the community
tried to live in close proximity
established institutions that look after the
needs of your community,
schools, etc etc.
There is unit there strength in unity. You are the law and jamaah laws support his hand
is in support
on the community. People living together the prophets Allah mourn about living separately
that it's a cursed situation to live where you can see your neighbors next to you or Muslims.
This is a curse situation. destructive.
Okay, our last question is now.
One is asking what is the best way for a woman to talk to the opposite sex such as your childhood friends, etc. to talk to them in public in the presence of others? etc, is a
crafty college is it's our belief that allows creation has no fault. Then why are some kids born with physical disabilities?
No, not, we don't say it has no fault. I mean, imperfections there exist in nature.
But it's all a part of a laws plan.
Its bylaws public other, those imperfections exist.
So similarly, bylaws other the disabled child exists. It's a test where the parents trial for them, etc. And Allah will reward them accordingly
for being patient with it.
Last question now Faisal Ali says,
You say we shouldn't say Fatiha behind the Imam and loud prayer. And you give evidence but there is a hadith in Muslim where people say behind the mom, except fat.
whatever you are convinced of, when you look at the evidence, if you're convinced that this is okay, you can do it, you know, then
that's the choice that you make.
But for myself, I understand that it shouldn't be recited because Allah said coriell Quran
custom merula if the Quran is recited, listen to it. One situ and be quiet. So now, the man is reciting Fatiha and you're reciting hamdulillah reblog mineral and everybody's doing that.
The mom is reciting
what's that gonna do? That's just confusion.
And that's what what happens in places where people are doing that, you know, you can hardly concentrate on your own prayer. The recitation of the mom
suffices for those who follow him
as a professor Simon said the mom was only set to be followed.
he says a lot of work, but then you all should say Allahu Akbar.
If he makes real core, then you all should make room for.
So if you want to read I would say, then read yourself in your mind wherever.
Fine, but do not recite the Quran while the Quran is being recited in a in a voice which is audible, which will disturb other people around you. And which becomes a competition between yourself and the Imam
Dr. Bushra. Khan
is asking where can we read more about the four principles of even backhaul
I really can't say I know of any book which goes into the details just in the course of my research, I came across his
and I took it as a guide and as a format for doing the 99 Names of Allah.
This is as much as I know. And I have
Okay, last question Imran vara. Is it
compulsory for children to pray for their parents after they die? No, it's not compulsory, it's recommended. It's good.
And when you die, you would like people to pray for you.
Make dua for you
and it will benefit you, inshallah.
biotechnological will end our session now. subhanak Allahumma, Ambika shadow Allah in Island style fuuka wanted to live.
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