Channel: Bilal Philips
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hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah Karim. Allah Allah was Hobie Manny Stan suniti li ami Deen
all praises due to Allah allows Peace and blessings beyond 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 15
of our series in the names of Allah.
And we will be looking at in this session, the 18 name, al-musawi
which can be found only once in the Koran
who Allahu Allah called Matt it will musawah
in Surah Al hatia verse 24 is a law the Creator, the originator and the fashioner.
linguistically the divine name al-musawi comes from the tribe literal root thought, wow, Ra,
which is derived from the verbal noun, the master
savoir, saw our own
and it has basically three meanings. The verbal noun
has three basic meanings, which contained within themselves
variations of these meanings, but anyway, the first meaning is to make something incline or to lean or to bend.
The second meaning is to form or fashion sculpt, imagine or picture something,
give it a form.
And the third main meaning is to have an inclination towards or a desire for something.
So it's similar to the first meaning in terms of inclining and leaning, but this is more
not literal, this is more metaphorical.
Now this route appears 19 times in the con in five derived forms. Some examples of these forms is somewhat akun
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the morn for blowing purposes and Sura
form, the shape
in the context of Allah, the divine name al-musawi means that he creates in whatever form he wishes,
he restores forms
but not by copying is far beyond that.
And more so we're merely says Be, as Allah says Be and it is with the attributes and the forms that he has chosen for it.
He does what He wills and creates what he wishes in the form that he wants it to be
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who created you
the one who created you fashioned you in do proportion and assembled you in whatsoever form he wishes who are in Fatah
versus seven and eight.
In terms of related meetings according to Arabic, lexical, lexical,
lexical khaleeji lexicology, right.
Yeah, according to abbitt lexicology alchoholic, Albury and Alou sowore are interrelated in meaning, as they deal with different aspects of Allah as the creator, visibly, the rest of his creation.
So in the 59th chapter of the Quran, known as Surah hatia, if you mentioned earlier, verse 24, Divine Names or the Divine Name Aloo Sauer, which is the Restore of forms is mentioned after alcoholic and Abadi. So, order has some significance here. Right a lot says there for alcoholic whole body almost our
some lex ologists Lex ecologists is an unusual name, some lexicology sub suggested that in this verse, the attribute of creation refers specifically to a loss determination of what he wishes to create.
I'll call it
represents what Allah wishes to create. So it was placed first. On the other hand, the name of Barry is mentioned second, because it refers to the creative act, the actual act of bringing something into existence,
bringing about what Allah wishes to create.
And finally, al-musawi, the fashioner mentioned last, because it refers to a laws giving each created thing its particular form.
So a lot of decrees what he wishes to create, brings it into existence, and specifies its particular unique for
other scholars have differentiated between these three names, saying that alcoholic is the one who created from nothing, all creatures that exist, according to their decreed qualities.
Albury is the one who made man, as humankind, from clay, and Bara
and al-musawi is the one who creates them in various forms and shapes.
So I'll call it is a very general term. While a body is more specific, and
is even more specific,
leaving the linguistics and lexical logical issues. Moving on to the application of the Divine Names, which we're doing according to the four points, which were identified by Eben mcpaul the mythos four principles The first being
to adopt where applicable, the Divine Name al-musawi, the one who fashions, the Restore of forms on a human scale is applicable in that we are able to give things that we have made forms also we can do this.
We can't do it in the ultimate sense. But we can do it in a limited sense. The fact that when a law gives form fashion and design to his creation,
he does so in the best way possible, as he himself said, while so what are calm for us center Sura calm,
he shaped you, and formed you well
made your form. Well, consequence. Consequently, as humans, we are encouraged to make things in the best shape and form possible.
And this is what we deduce from the Hadith we have looked at, in previous sessions. In the law to Allah, you have mu either Amina, I had to come Mama, and you spinner. Indeed a law most Hi, loves, whenever any one of you does something, he or she perfects it.
We're looking at it now from another perspective. That is rather than
work perspective, which is what we looked at it previously, how we handle ourselves, in a work environment,
doing things in the best way. And the Jihad that's involved in doing that,
a reality that we live in, in this world, that in earlier times, all around the world, products were made to last, from chairs, to houses,
from desks, to cars,
everything was made to not. And that which was considered good, was that which was made well,
for example, cars made in the 50s can still be seen on the roads of Havana, Cuba today.
And it's like part of tourism to go and see these cars, you know, it's just
rare, you know, people are driving it like normal, just as they would drive it back in the 50s. And the 40s. They're still driving these cars, today. They're fixing them up keeping them going. And with any parts they make them.
However, with the rise of consumerism, car manufacturers realized that it wasn't to their advantage to make cars that would last forever. You know, even one of the famous makes of cars, I've forgotten his name now. But that had been made in those, the 30s and 40s.
made really well they even had seatbelts and things that didn't become a norm until 40 years later, you know, but they made this car really well. But it went out of business. You know, they think it's called the Edsel. It went out of business, because it was just one style.
once per person bought one, it's wonderful, it's good, then I gotta buy another one.
The producers, car companies, etc. They quickly realized that you don't want cars lasting forever.
Otherwise, your sales are not going to grow. So they began to create cars that would fall apart.
By the end of their warranty, they would give some kind of a warranty later on. In the beginning, they weren't even doing that. They just started to put in things replacing things which were originally made of solid iron, etc. They would replace it with softer metals that would mixtures that would break down after a certain period of time and they even tested them. You know to see how long is this going to last for? So this is when they started to put the warranty Okay, it's good.
For three years,
then you have to, like buy that part, and so on so forth, all over the car. So what happened is that this lucrative,
what they called spare parts business developed. And it reached the point like it is today, that if you were to take apart your car into all these little pieces, and buy them individually, that would be so many times over the cost of the car. So the car is a trap,
you buy the car, and they've got you, you're gonna be buying additional parts shortly thereafter.
So that became the goal, you don't make a car that's going to last forever, make a car, which is going to last long enough for people to get something out of it, then trade it in or sell it or whatever, and buy another car, that's they're going to be highly motivated to do so. So that became the standard practice for all kinds of things. That whether it's blenders, or whether it is bicycles, or whether it is, you know,
lawn mowers or whatever they made. This became now the norm, get the people on the spare parts. This is where you make your real money.
So, if Muslim nations ever rise above the level of assembling
imported car parts, which is what's happening now it's sent to the country they assembled them. And all they call it locally made but not really assembled.
If they reach that point, and they become conscious, then they should revive the art of good ethical manufacturer, whether it's cars or anything else that we make, should last.
And this will become something unique in the world.
And people will gravitate towards it again. Because ultimately, people want what's best. But they've been deluded into thinking the new cars or bringing in new designs each time. So even though you might be tempted to get the car that's gonna last, still that new design, you want to have the new design you want to be known for it. So you've been caught in that trap.
Now the effects of the belief in the Divine Names,
especially al-musawi that we're looking at now, the fashioner
does that they should lead the believers away from external appearance
and focus on the real internal spiritual matters and issues as promised on Solomon said according to Abu huraira in Allaha ly on guru illa soracom. Why what am walakum wa Lakin young Lu illa kulu become manacle Indeed, Allah doesn't look at your forms your wealth. Instead, he looks at your hearts and your deeds. That's where the focus should be.
Similarly, as we had said earlier, abrahms Arsalan was quoted as saying that women are married for four reasons. These are the external things, their wealth,
their lineage, their beauty, and their piety. That's the only one that's internal. He said, choose the pious, and you will be successful. And we said this was for both males and females.
So we shouldn't be obsessed with our outer forms to the extent that we waste money on cosmetic surgery and the like, all kinds of stuff. You know,
people are paying for all kinds of
what they call cosmetic surgery on all parts of the body, trying to stay young, stay looking young, etc.
all the other, you know, products on the market that's gonna do this for your skin and not for your fingernails.
This for your nose and a lot of luck, but there's no end of it.
we should focus our energies on what is really important. It's not
Just it's not just about us and how we look, our presence and etc. It's what we are taking from this world, and how beneficial is it to this world and to the world to come our situation.
So this is where our focus should be on the matters of the heart.
The second principle of Ibn mctague is to confirm where
the name is unique and in applicable.
Proper belief and allies aloo soward. The fashioner also helps the believer understand why Allah has prohibited His creatures from making images of living creatures. We have this in Islam.
We're not allowed to make images, pictures, paintings, carvings, etc, of living creatures. On one hand, it led to idolatry in the past, and on the other hand, it involves the arrogant attempt to compete with Allah in his creator creation.
So, Prophet Muhammad wa sallam had described in vivid detail exactly how policy ism first found its way among human guide. After many generations of monotheism,
which began with Prophet Adam, he was a monotheist. He only believed in one God,
the prophets, companions,
may Allah be pleased with them, related the picture to us
as an explanation of verse 23, of surah know where a lot describes the reaction of Prophet Norse people, when he invited them to worship only one God. They said to each other.
Do not leave your Gods do not give up word. Swag. Noria hoath. Yeah, and NASA.
In his commentary on this Quranic text, even a bass
Companion of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam
was known as the
tafsir. Master. He said, these idols of Norse nation, Prophet noise nation,
in time ended up among the Arabs.
These idols originally were named after righteous men, among noise people.
When these righteous men died, Satan inspired the people to make statues of them, bearing their names. These statues were placed in their favorite meeting places as reminders of righteousness, and no one of that generation worship though. However, when that generation died off, and the purpose of the statues were were forgotten, Satan came back to their descendants and told them that their predecessors used to worship the statues. And because of the worship of the statues, it rained.
They benefited the descendants were fooled, and began to worship them as idols.
The following generations continue to worship them, until the time of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam
in Arabia. So the commentary on the verse given by the companions of the Prophet SAW us and and paints a clear picture of the process by which idolatry and policy and polytheism found its way into the pure monotheistic systems of belief held by our ancestors. It further identifies the historical origin of ancestor worship, and also explains why Islam is so firmly opposed to the depiction of human and animal forms, in statues, or paintings. The prohibition of images can also be found among the 10 commandments, supposedly given to Prophet Moses, recorded in the Old Testament. Now we believe in the 10 commandments, etc. But whether they are exactly what we have now
Law knows best. But anyway, assuming that there is some relationship, and we can see it, where it's confirmed in Islam,
we have the commandment, in which God says, according to the Old Testament, you shall not make for yourself a graven image,
statue life, or any likeness of anything that is in the heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth to see.
Now, early Christianity, maintain this attitude, you can see it amongst the Jews not using this kind of imagery. But early Christianity, they continued along that path,
established in Judaism until the infusion of Greco Roman thought,
which thoroughly distorted prophets, Jesus's teachings. This is where, you know, Mary takes on a different role she is now focused on as the Mother of God, you know, Jesus is now turned into God is the third of three in the Trinity.
And what came along with that was a rash of statue making in which martyrs, saints apostles married Jesus and even God Himself were depicted.
That's now a norm.
But early Christianity the first 200 years, 300 years, they were totally opposed to using statues, paintings, carvings, etc.
On the other hand, the last prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam warned those who made pictures and statues, as well as those who kept them hanging on display, that Allah would give them a grave punishment in the next slide.
Prophet Ayesha's Prophet Mohammed Swaziland's wife, Aisha bint abubaker said, once the profits on sullom came to see me and I had my closet covered with a wooden curtain, which had images of winged horses on it. When he saw the curtain, the color of his face changed. And he said, Oh Ayesha, those receiving the most severe punishment on the Day of Resurrection, those who compete with the last act of creation,
they will be punished and asked to bring to life what they have created.
Promised Our solemn went on to say certainly angels do not enter houses in which pictures and statues are present.
I show an ad to say then
we cut it up the curtain we cut the curtain up into pieces, and made out of it, one or two pillows, which are sat on.
So it wasn't just thrown away because, you know,
closet cetera was
scarce. So they turned it into something else which would not be images hanging, visible, but something that you may sit on.
Now, belief in the Divine Name al-musawi should create a sense of awe in the heart of the believer when he or she reflects on the wonders of the universe, and affirmed to him or her. Their firm, unshakable belief and a law.
The design found throughout creation. That's the most our creating things in particular ways in particular patterns
couldn't not have happened. This design found throughout creation could not have happened by accident. As this believes claim.
Everywhere we turn we are overwhelmed by the intricate design found in everything, everything living as well as everything. nonliving recognition of design leads humans to seek their purpose for existence. While Islam answers these questions immediately, without any beating around the bush,
for others, other religions as I mentioned before, if you ask them, What is the purpose of your credo
from your scriptures,
your they will be struggling to give you an answer.
But al-musawi is intricately designed universe makes the atheist arguments that the universe and its come components are a product of a series of accidents, totally ludicrous.
When human beings come across footprints on a beach, they immediately conclude that a human being had walked by there some time previously. No one imagines, imagines that the waves of the sea settled in the stand, and by chance, produce a depression, looking exactly like human footprints.
Nor do humans instinctively conclude that they were brought into existence without a purpose.
Common sense tells us that there has to be a reason.
Because purposeful action
is a natural product of human intelligence.
And humans conclude that the Supreme intelligent being who created them must have done so for a specific purpose.
Common sense tells us that, therefore, human beings need to know the purpose for their existence, in order to make sense of this life, and to do what is ultimately beneficial for them.
And this is clear, if we created if we believe in God, okay, they will believe in a God. But then we have those who say, we believe in a God, but he has nothing to do with this world.
So what does that mean?
God created this world and all the things in it and human beings and everything, I didn't tell them what they needed to do. Does that make sense? I mean, even in our simple lives.
businessman, you set up a factory, you hire people to come to the factory, they come to the factory, you don't tell them what to do? Or they're gonna just go in and get behind the machines or whatever and do whatever it needs to be done. No. You have to tell them, you have to instruct them. What are they supposed to do? That makes sense? Or if kids came to school, or you didn't tell them, Listen, you know, you're not supposed to be out in the playground playing all day. No, you play when the bell rings is supposed to go inside.
It's not just a nice bell that you listen to you go inside. And then from there, you go into the classroom, which you have been assigned to, so that you can learn something, this purpose and reason behind, you know, this kind of a setup. But for the atheists, you know, they say no, it's all by accident.
And they're ready to defend the idea that if you put 100 monkeys in a cage, with 100 laptops, typing out, the whole crime, they believe it's possible by accident. One of them
Bumbles or two of them Bumbles until he types out because of course, it has to be Arabic like laptops, right? It types out or it could be English, Arabic, whatever mixture, he, whether whether you type it out in English, or you type it out in Arabic, from fatty happiness, the whole Quran gets typed out
by these Monkeys jumping up and down on the laptops with their fingers or toes, the nose and everything else.
It should be present this to the hardcore atheist, he said possible. Maybe remotely possible.
very unlikely, but still, statisticians will put on it after point 000000 maybe 100 zeros chances of it happening there's still no one at the end. That's it.
dropping atomic bombs on car junkyards dropped a bomb in the
junkyard. What is the chances of when the dust settles?
There appears a Rolls Royce.
in perfect shape,
not a dent on it.
What is the chance of that happening? That's a very remote
Now this is insanity.
Or some people say okay, yeah, even if you take you take colors, paint, don't get into a bucket, and you throw it in the wall. And you will get a Mona Lisa, as famous painting
by one of the famous Italian artist,
Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, I don't know which one to remember now, but
that picture of a woman's got a smile on her face.
Very, very famous there in France.
Just throw it on the wall, keep throwing 123 1000 times a million times a billion times,
one time order that it is possible that it will turn out to be that picture, that painting, that's your intention to just keep throwing until you get it.
Common Sense does is that the first row of the paint is no different from the last row of the paint, the billions thrown, it's all the same, there is no chance,
this is not going to happen by accident.
This was the work of an artist who, you know,
use this paint had his design had everything in place, and give it
the idea of a lot being al-musawi, giving things, their forms, etc. This should
remind us of the principle that design indicates a designer, there's design in the universe, no matter where you look left, right up down. Anywhere you look, there's design there.
And that design didn't come about by accident. That's the bottom line, common sense stuff.
Also, belief in Allah as the fashioner al-musawi, who made distinctions among his creatures, not as a basis for personal pride and racist arrogance, but as a sign of his being the unique creator that you can create people in so many different forms.
we had this idea of race coming up Initially, it was just biological differences, you know, mostly focusing on the anatomical features, you know, people out there the hair was colors of the eyes, or facial features or body structures, these kind of things initially, but then
it shifted into a racial classification of humankind.
This is in around the 17th century started.
new kinds of people were being described, you know, explorers that gone to other parts of the world, they came across people looking quite different from the people of Europe, etc. And even brought some of them back. Some of them they kept in cages, or they put on stage chained or whatever, people would come and observe them, like you might observe people, animals in a zoo.
Then they started, you know, focusing on superiority and inferiority, with the Darwinian theories coming and everything. So they built this picture of white people being on the top of the pyramid, and the colored peoples below them on different levels.
So, this classification,
you know, recently has been challenged by
scholars of Zoo zoology etc.
groupings of human beings, which went right across these so called racial lines, the human blood types a B or, or a, b.
Oh, positive or negative. What came out of that was that
if you were all positive
and you needed
to get a blood transfusion,
only people who are all positive could provide the blood for you regardless of what they look like.
They could look totally different from you.
So it had nothing to do with the nooks.
Here, I color you know, I, you know,
or other Body Body features, whether you grew a beard or you didn't grow a beard or you know other things which we have people in different parts of the world having different features.
And this shows that the real closeness is in other than the suppose it ratio features that has nothing to do with that at all.
So, in Islam, of course, you know, we had salmaan and fallacy came from Persia suhaib came from Rome, Bilal habashi. You know, he was from Ethiopia.
there was no there were no issues their problems are selam. himself. You know, he married his cousin, Xena bit Josh, to his ex slave. Zed.
Yeah, the married
and the problem is I seldom
quoted a statement the Hadith that he dreamt of hearing Bilal habitaciones footsteps before him in paradise
and Osama bin Zayed, the son of dead, also of
He was made the head of the army by the prophet Muhammad SAW salams recommendation himself
and he was married to Fatima bint pace, who was a Qureshi ICT noblewoman. So we didn't see this
racialism and racialist type attitudes, you know, amongst the early generations.
It's not to say that they were not cases, of course, people didn't
give up all these things totally in a minute. You know, it took time.
And as Islam, or Muslims weekend, say slam weekend, but Muslims weekend, then these things would rise up.
When Islam is strong, these things are pushed down.
And as we mentioned in previous session, on the farewell pilgrimage of the process, and I'm in made clear statement, the Arabs have no favor over non Arabs, no whites have any superiority over blacks,
nor non Arabs over Arabs, or blacks or whites, except by piety.
It's only piety. That's where the superiority lies.
And he also instructed the followers for times to come, they should listen and obey their leader, even if he is an Ethiopian slave
was been appointed as your ruler, as long as he enforces the law of the law among you. This is what it's all about, regardless of what he looks like, regardless of what position he was, in societies of the past,
or maybe even to some degree of the present.
The respect and honor etc, is new to those
who strive to obey a law
and the norm, whenever Islam spread.
And people converted
into intermarriage to place
in Africa and India and Indonesia, and Europe, intermarriage took place with the Arabs who came out of
the Arabian Peninsula, etc. This was the norm. Nobody had any problem with it. And that's why you find actually even their bastard rulers of the eighth to the 13th century. You know, the bastard Empire
They were the rulers the caliphs were mostly the son of former slave girls.
their mothers were siblings.
fathers were Arabs of the Arabic stock etc. But they married them girls and their children became
in the Muslim world.
And in terms of knowledge, not fear. The freed slave of Ibn Omar Abdullah bin Omar,
who was the teacher of Malik, even Anis
to Malik of Hades, from NAFTA, the freed slave above the live in Oman from Abdullah Omar, this is known as the golden chain. I said sinner, and the Hubby, the strongest of haddix
because we're so close to Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam.
Now the historian, Western historian, non Muslim, by the name of Toynbee,
he wrote, the extinction of race consciousness as between Muslims is one of the outstanding moral achievements of Islam.
And in the contemporary world, there is, as it happens, a crying need for the propagation of this Islamic virtue.
it is conceivable that the spirit of Islam might be the timely reinforcement, which would decide this issue in favor of tolerance and peace.
Malcolm X, very famous individual from the 60s who was assassinated in America,
who had a huge impact on Americans, and led to the conversion to Islam of 1000s. Upon 1000s.
When he went for Hajj, came back he wrote,
brotherhood, the people of all races, colors, and from all over the world coming together as one,
it proved to me the power of God.
He later wrote a letter to his wife on Mount arafah
during the height saying,
there were 10s of 1000s of pilgrims from all over the world. They were of all colors, from blue eyed blondes, to black skin, Africans. But we were all participating in the same ritual.
displaying a spirit of unity and brotherhood that my experiences in America had led me to believe could never exist
between whites and non whites. America needs to understand this.
Because this is the religion that erases from its society, the race problem.
He went on to say throughout my travels in the Muslim world I've met, talk to an even eaten with people who in America would have been considered white. But the white attitude has been removed from their mind by the religion of Islam.
I have never before seen such sincere brotherhood, practiced by all colors together, irrespective of their color.
During the last 11 days, in the Muslim world, my last 11 days, I've eaten from the same plate drunk from the same glass and slept on the same bed, or on the same rug, while praying to the same God with fellow Muslims, whose eyes were the bluest of blue, and whose here was the blondest of blonde, and whose skin was the whitest of white, and in the words and actions and in the deeds of the white Muslims. I have felt the same sincerity that I felt among black African Muslims in Nigeria, Sudan and Ghana.
was a statement from the past, which remains valid until today.
Muslims have come together as a people
In a way that no other nations have managed.
Moving on to the third principle of even Bob Bob Hope, where there is a promise.
The promise in the Divine Name of musawah is that the prophet SAW Selim has clarified for us that whatever physical imperfections we have in this life will not follow us into paradise in the next.
The prophets Allah has promised us that align with solar will put us in paradise looking the way we looked in this slide.
He will not put us in paradise looking the way we looked at this slide. Instead, we'll be reconstituted, having the best features at the prime of our youth and free from blemishes.
On hassanal bursary he narrated that a woman came to the prophet SAW Solomon said, O Messenger of Allah.
Please be seated Allah to let me enter the garden of paradise.
And the prophet SAW Selim replied, or mother of so and so no old woman will enter the garden of paradise.
As she turned away with tears in her eyes, he smiled and said, Tell her that she will not enter it as an old woman. Because a lot said
from store walked out, versus 35 and 37
in and shut now hoonah insha.
Allah Hoon, Abu Kira autobahn at raba
I have recreated them as a new creation
and made them virgins loving and of equal age.
Therefore, there is no need for us to be obsessed with how we look. As this life is too short, to spend all our time covering or trying to remove our perfections Instead, it is best that we focus on doing what will help us to achieve Jenna in the next life to be blessed with what why the mudgeeraba reported that the process ulimate said the people of Paradise will enterprise with smooth and hairless skin kohan and their eyes at the age of around 30 or 33.
There is also hope in the description of the people of the interval admin fatra to whom the message of Islam did not reach.
far from home, Solomon said, there are four groups of people who will be brought forth before Allah on the Day of Resurrection,
the newly born
that died, the mentally insane, who died, those who died in the period between the two messengers and the senile, each will present his case or case, then the Lord will tell a flame from the Hellfire to come out.
He will then say the flame
I used to send to my flames, messengers from among themselves. That's the last thing
today, I am my own messenger to you.
So enter the fire.
Those destined for hell will say Our Lord, how can we enter it when we were supposed to escape it?
Then the ones destined to be happy, will rush forth and jump into it without any hesitation.
Allah will say to those who refused, you would have been even more disbelieving and disobedient to my messengers. Then he put the second group that is those who disobeyed Allah.
Sorry. Then he put the second group. Those who obey the law and jumped into the paradise jumped into the Hellfire he put them in paradise. And the first group that refused question a law rejected his command. He put them in the hellfire. So there is hope for those who have died, who are good friends of ours. Could be relatives.
Especially for convert Muslims is something that we think about our grandfather was a nice person, but he didn't hear about Islam and he died.
So where is he going to?
In general, people are saying that, yeah, these people that died as non Muslims, that's it finished, end of story. But the prompts are seldom clarified at this point. And this is very important. Because in Islam, we have an explanation for what happens to people who don't hear the message. You know, in Christianity, there's no explanation. And what about the people who came before Jesus? Jesus is dying because they said to get into paradise, you know, you have to have the intercession of Jesus Christ was the savior of humanity.
So then what about those who never heard him, never heard his message as such, so God knows best. So all they can say, God knows best but the reality in Islam hamdulillah prophet Salam didn't leave any stone unturned. He clarified the message in all of its details and dealt with all of the issues.
Regarding the fourth principle, the last of the four principles fear, where there is a warning.
Now there is no direct warning in the Divine Name on musawah
except for the scary descriptions of the forms which the Hellfire will take, as promised on someone said, for example, the Hellfire will be brought forth on the day of judgment as a beast, having 70,000 leashes or rains, and each rain or literally leash will be held by 70,000 angels. This would be a horrifying sight.
Such descriptions should send shivers down our spines as it did to those companions who first heard it. It should motivate the believers to avoid as much as possible, whatever needs in this life that will lead us to the hellfire.
It should also make us cling to the prophetic way. As the promises Allah told us, Matera crochet and you're called rebel como de la illa articoli I believe left nothing which will bring you closer to Allah without instructing you to do it. So we should
seek that guidance by holding on firmly to the Sunnah as everything that we need to
stay on the straight path in this life is there between the Quran and the Sunnah. Everything has been laid out for us barakallahu li qu so we will close our session now calling on Allah using this name and musawah yeah Misawa Yeah, Allah, we accept that you are the one who gives form to the whole of your creation.
Please make us among those who are grateful for our own forms, and appreciative of the forums of those around us. Yeah, almost our help us to ponder on your countless creations and inspire us to ask only you for our needs. At all times. Yeah, Allah make us of those who use the blessings you have given us for good
and allow us to witness the infinite beauty of Paradise everlasting.
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to lie about a cat
will now shift back to our questions and answers in sha Allah.
In terms of our questions,
we have often
enough Shan raeanne question
is it allowed to perform
Salah in a non Muslims house? Of course. It's perfectly Hello.
On less His house is a place of corruption.
The second question obey the rock man
alibi dear? also refers to the quality of creating from nothing, right?
We'll be looking at the name also work. It's coming
that it's not I've heard I guess it's working on to say it is not certain that the raise the hands
Hatim on Friday and the followers as well.
What is the issue? It's Do we know that one of its etiquettes is to raise hands?
Yeah, in general, not to raise your hands into arts, it's perfectly okay.
But the problem comes when it becomes a ritual by itself,
where people feel they are obliged
to raise hands. And in many times, many cases, the mom who's leading the prayer will be reciting the
draws in Arabic, people are raising their hand saying, I mean, I mean, I mean, they have no idea of what he's saying. You know, it's just a ritual
meaningless, or virtually meaningless ritual.
So, we need to stay between
creating rituals and sticking to rituals blindly. And the freedom of
which, you know, we can be done anytime, anyplace.
The congregational do Ah, actually, we don't have
records of it, we have the mom
making dua, and people
listening to the DA.
But, you know, format, we have to be careful of introducing new things, which were not
done by the prophet salon, which he could easily have done. And it's something which has to do with technology, which wasn't around that time, that's a different story. But when we're dealing with things which could have been done, you know,
that the processor make do I buddy afterwards says, I mean, I could have been recorded, could have been recorded, but we don't have it recorded. So it means that
making do is fine, but when it becomes a congregational practice, and you know, takes on other additional forms, you know, we have to be aware of that becoming innovation in the religion.
does my first void This is my first void. If I'm eating so Hoare up until that exact time when father Dan is called.
And also if I have a mouthful of food in my mouth, is it okay to swallow it? Or should I spin it out? It's in your mouth finish eating it. Solomon said if you have a glass in your hand with water
and then goes finished drinking it before putting it down. If you don't want to if you want to put it down and not drink it, you can do that too. But
it's perfectly okay to swallow it's in your mouth.
And it's perfectly okay to eat until the alarm goes off and you stop. Simple as that.
Muna can a Muslim take a non Muslim as his or her close best friend, since Islam tells us to practice universal brotherhood
or should we? We shouldn't because non Muslims, I don't Sure.
You can take people as friends. But you know, the key is that as you said, the best friend the person who is going to be close to you, very close, close, who you share your your you know, innermost concerns with etc that you seek advice from us element said
Choose your friends well
because you will be called on the Day of Judgment along with your friends so if these friends of yours are not people who you would want to be called under them judgment before God with then
limit that I'm saying you don't have to cut off all relations with non Muslims know you can relate to them to whatever degree is comfortable is okay etc but for those who you take as your confidant the person who you share your greatest concerns better than that person be practicing Muslim better because they will have the same kind of background as you they'll have the same you know, because a foundation with which to look at issues
lol bungalow permissible to just cut cake or small or have small family get togethers on birthdays
were for the pagans, even early Christians for about 300 years after the time of Christ did not celebrate his birthday.
Then the pagan practices overwhelmed the people and they eventually started doing that. Similarly, after problems as our lamb died, it took about 300 years for celebration of his birthday to begin in Egypt.
With the fatimid empire that was their center there. This is where it began from
was a Shiite innovation and it spread. People liked it like birthdays, but they are not from Islam.
The Amoeba Hartman, you've talked about the importance of soju the sugar? How many students are we supposed to do? Is it one or two? One, you just go into that one. And you stay there until you find your way
every day. You can do it multiple times in a day.
But the idea is that you go into June
and reflect on a lot mercies in your life and give thanks to him, for them.
That's the essence of it.
To find that space where we can be grateful to Allah instead of being ungrateful,
sad, overwhelmed by sadness, of course everybody gets sad, but being overwhelmed by it to the point where it may need you as we mentioned, in our previous sessions to suicide to a seven year old boy in New Zealand killing himself because life was too painful. It was the mother couldn't deal with seven years old. killed himself
hope I'm pronouncing your name right.
The benefits of saying
of one Oh
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proposed that da
O Allah, you are forgiving
you our client,
and you hit you like
forgiveness. So forgive me.
This. Do our
props are seldom taught when he was asked by Ayesha. What should we say? If we think were in London?
And he taught them to say this.
Today from one year, is it permissible to offer your prayers at home because of Coronavirus. We also don't know how long
it will live that the virus will be around
to offer prayers at home
because of Coronavirus in the master injure closed
difficulties coming about because of it, it is permissible until that clears when it clears.
Muna Can I do so do the sugar without Voodoo
or a prayer mat. Yep.
To do to do the sugar can be done as I mentioned before, at any time
it's not Salah they don't have to have mu. You don't have to face the Qibla You don't have to be totally covered Accordia out I totally recovered. It's not an issue. Making so do the sugar with some of your our expos. There's no harm. And as I clarified before, it doesn't mean you know people can make so do the sugar naked. Not going to that extreme. That's extreme. We're talking about, you know, just clothing, house clothing that you would wear normally wouldn't wear it for braying, etc.
a question from our Instagram students.
In the meantime,
Kara why your name ends with Phillips Phillips, you said Philip, but it's Phillips. Are you Christian?
I think my name my name begins below.
Below is a requested name.
It's not a Christian name. That's the name of my family.
And because I accepted Islam is not allowed for me to change my family name.
slamet leave supposed to keep your family name. Or you can change your given name. And that's what I did.
For my Instagram students, we have something
what's the difference between a prayer of a man and a woman
difference between the prayer of a man and a woman is zero. No difference.
The Prayer is same the Sahaba Hi, biotic female
companions, where they were known to pray the same way that men prayed. I mean, there was an occasion where a woman was spreading herself out in her prayer. And the drop saw Selim said you know, you know, be more
coverage, whatever, you know,
let your space be smaller. But that doesn't mean that
there's a specific meaning for the woman's prayer which now requires her to go into, you know, really crouched and narrow, you know, know,
people made up this,
you know, made this up
the prayer of the man same as
even not of the man if he starts praying like this, you know, we're not supposed to do that, you know, not to oppress those people beside us, etc.
Now, the question, can a married lady was Buddhist, and he's only willing to be Muslim for a period of five years.
Definitely not. You know,
that kind of marriage is called murder.
You can't marry a woman for five years. She's willing to become Muslim for five years.
That's just weird. Maybe it's difficult to understand the rationale behind that.
Anyway, marrying a Buddhist or Hindu or Muslim is not permissible, that male or female Buddhist or Hindu unless she converts to Islam, were a Christian or
You it is permissible for a Muslim male to marry a female who is Jewish or Christian.
Nor asks if just weird includes drawing living beings, what about storybooks imbibed for children, but as someone draws animals as a hobby, without displaying it on walls? Well, the
use of images for children was sanctioned by the prophet sallallahu sallam.
In fact, I published back in the 90s, late 90s, a 56 book series
for Muslim children
for reading readers, after they've learned so much in English, they need readers to practice. So I created a series which was Islam ized. It was English English series. It's called the E man reading series and
martial law, you know, it was well received spread all over the world.
When I left, the UAE
didn't continue reprinting it, but it has been reprinted.
In Somaliland, printed in Dubai and sold in Somaliland, as well as to people who want to buy it from different places.
There's a publisher there called Hema H e ma publishers, also alpha publishers in Pakistan, they have reprinted the series and have published there also.
And people ask me from time to time, how how are you doing this? Is that pictures images, filled with images? so much? How?
Well the problem is I sell them when I
$1 horse with wings. And she told him, the profits out of them that it was the horse of profit to the man, you know, it's what it's supposed to be. He laughed. He allowed her it didn't say destroy this get rid of it not allowed. So from that scholars understood that for children purpose of learning, etc. The use of images was permissible.
Hands down by the side are folded when praying.
Is it okay?
Well, what is established to know is crossing the hands in front when, right.
But there are some narrations of
companion spraying with their hands by the side, which some schools have favored.
And it's become a normal practice for them. But the most common practice of the prophets or sudden them and his companions was
folding hands as you call it on the chest while praying and letting them to the side. When coming out of your core.
Geoffrey peenya at IOU University, they help students find and get a job. While we're trying. We're trying to develop the Department for student placement.
It's a new concept we focused on before focus was more on the the education providing that education etc and growing University now, we have started to focus on also finding ways and means for students when they graduate to either pursue higher studies or to get jobs in their various fields. So we have been contacting
industrial leaders, people in industry, various industries, whether it's in education or in Business Administration, or
etc. You know, we've been making contact with companies and trying to find placement for our students.
So lambs are new and newly recovered, but my relationship
partner is refusing to become a Muslim and he wants us to get married because you have a child. What can I do? I don't know. Well, if you become a Muslim, then technically he is a non Muslim. You can't marry him.
So you can't agree to that marriage. But you know, you should try to help him to find Islam.
Get those people who are experienced around you who have practice Islam understood it in far greater depth and you
to understand Islam and to accept Islam. So that inshallah you can get married and
move ahead. As a couple.
Question, I'm a crumb, as long as we do not hear the other than from the masks. Here. We follow
the calendar. My question is, Can one eat beyond insock time? This insight time is just something which people made up. There's no such guy. The prophet SAW said I've never spoken about.
You have fudger you have Asia. And
you can eat until fudger.
You can pray Asia, up to midnight, preferable time, the less preferable time even after midnight?
our histogram, what do you do with a with a abusive family?
What do you do with an abusive family? Something? I can't answer?
No, that's way too general. What does it mean to be an abusive family?
The point is, do you have to accept the abuse?
If you can avoid it, then of course it's better to avoid it.
But you should remain within the Islamic folds. In dealing with the issues that you're faced with don't use the excuse to go running off on your own and putting yourself in danger.
Is it permissible to eat after being full
pressure of finishing the meal?
No. You shouldn't. If you're full that's the time to stop.
shouldn't eat after your full
so bad habit, dangerous habit
and better avoid?
Can a woman marry a Christian man who believes on on and on the Prophet Muhammad Salah Salah.
Well, a Christian man who believes in the Quran and in Prophet Mohammed Salah seldom
we have to question what kind of a Christian man is that?
First and foremost, what does he mean believes in?
Does he believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God? That's the point if he believes in that anything else that he made me leave and along with it is of no consequence.
He needs to believe that God is God.
And there's only one God
and to worship that God
We have a
from Dr. Bushra. Han, sometimes due to external imperfections, girls are rejected for marriage.
How does one consult such a girl? Well, I'm sure for external imperfections, boys are also rejected. So, you know,
took them and sold them, you can only tell them that this is the person or this person was not meant for you.
And probably if you had married them, it might have been bad for you.
Even though maybe you've fallen in love with them, you're, you're enamored by their, their beauty or handsome mess or whatever.
And what they're really made of
is, you know, internally is
may be good, it may be bad, also, but that's an option.
You know, when a woman came to the prophet SAW some cyber party.
And she said, you know, she had been married, I guess, by her parents. You know, she just gave them the Okay, you can choose whoever
she married, but it was a mistake on our part. She married somebody. And then she came to the process and said, you know, listen, I know, I can't stand being with this person. I find him to be the ugliest thing.
When I see him without a man is the most ugly amongst them.
prompts are seldom facilitated. Or, this was the case of the hula, you know, that she female initiated in force. she divorced them, because she couldn't stand the Look at him. Found him ugly. So you know, if the bumps on salon is gonna facilitate something like that, then,
you know, that's why I told people to look, see the person who got married, before he married them. You know, don't just put yourself in a situation where you only
meet them on the wedding night. And then oh, what did I do?
Similarly, you know, this is important, there are times that,
especially when men are marrying women,
that they see the female without makeup, because women can do this thing with makeup that made them look so beautiful.
And then when all the makeup is taken off, if she said it, this is it, maybe this guy, he started divorce. So that's not what I married. What I married was this, see this image here? This is what I married. And this is not what I married, you know, and then he divorced her. She had made herself into something she wasn't. That's the bottom line was a woman painting herself up and all this stuff. You know,
she's deceiving people.
in you know, she shouldn't be careful, it's more the male's, of course, is the issue for males more so than for me, females, men don't usually wear makeup and do these things. So this is not
the issue. for them.
It may be that they pretend to be wealthy, they have means it's also when the woman marries them, they find that they don't really have the means is just our talk and cetera, et cetera. She has to settle into a
you know, a life that she didn't really expect, nor does she want. She has the right to seek divorce to get out of that, you know, she can't do with it.
Because honesty is the best policy and this is what's required in marriage and getting into marriage. There should be clear honesty, people know who they're marrying, you know,
as much as you can about them, but you know, first and foremost starting from the physical perspective, you know, you should know that person. Now picture
is good when you are not able to meet people, but you know, picture can be deceiving.
People can make pictures this way that way, you know, and then when you see the actual person, that's not quite what they look like. So of course it's better in whatever means there is for people to meet in on a natural
platform where of course this is you know, involving
Rhydian cetera Okay, from them cetera then and they should meet and know each other to bits over zoom or whatever which is closer to reality then one may utilize these other means otherwise
they should meet
physically face to face in controlled circumstances
when it happens that the imam leads three Raka Twitter and praise as Muslim with two tests with two
to the shepherds. If the follower
knows its prohibition, what should he do?
Well, you follow the map
you know, as I said, I'm a TED the mom was meant to be followed.
So you follow the mom at the end of the prayer
you can talk with him bring the evidence for him or whatever. If you feel that this is enough to prohibit
you know, the widow three record with her like the three rock out with her in the day, the Margaret prayer, right we do too and make a
childhood and then the third
that you should instead pray just three and just make one to chocolate at the end. That's the preferable way. Since about Sallam had said that we should not make the width of the night like the water of the day. So with that, inshallah will now close our session for today. martyrdom is almost upon us subhanak Allahu Ambika shadow Allah. And let's talk firaga
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