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In the Names of Allah – 16 – al-Ghaafir, al-Ghafoor, and al-Ghaffaar
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100 lie Rob Bell alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah Karim wala Allah He was happy. Or many standing disunity laomi Deen all praises due to a law and millas Peace and blessings beyond his last prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and then all those who follow the path of righteousness until the last day.
This is session 16 in which we'll be looking at three of the Divine Names of Allah. Allah Hafiz Hello, how far and I'll law for
the forgiveness of sins, the after Forgiving,
So in terms of Quranic locations for these names,
the Divine Name
is mentioned only one time in the Quran
has offered them be kaabil Toby Shadi dulay, pub,
the Forgiver of sin, that sort of hoppier acceptor of repentance and the Severe in punishment.
In terms of the name and how far it's mentioned five times in the crime.
Among them is for call to stop Pharaoh Rama come in who can have
I said seek forgiveness from your Lord indeed he is oft forgiving.
And the name of four is mentioned 91 times in the con. Among them is Allah in Allah, who Allah for Rahim indeed, only Allah is the Forgiving, the Most Merciful.
In terms of the meaning, linguistically the Divine Names a lot of food and a lot of far come from the trilateral route, line, far bra
and is derived from the verbal nouns or the verbal noun, the master
this verbal noun has three basic meanings. The first meaning is to cover veil, conceal and to hide.
The second meaning is to partner to forgive and to set a right
and the third meaning is to cover
anything and protected from dirt from getting harmed.
In terms of the presence in the Quran, this route of afrin can be found in 234 different places
which are derived from nine of the forms coming from from,
for example, your Pharaoh, he forgives or he will forgive that's a verb.
Let's stop here.
And ask forgiveness command form of the verb mellifera tune a noun forgiveness
linguistically both allow for and the far
of the present participle, often is the simple simple
participle, basic present participle. From that, it is intensified, in both how for which is on the pattern of foul
and how far which is in the on the pattern of file.
And both refer to the fundamental concept of mellifera or forgiveness.
I love far refers to the fact that the law of forgive sinners repeatedly
that is, by quantity, whereas the name of a for it indicates the vast extent of a loss laws forgiveness, that is the quality.
Allah's name Allah for does not just mean that he forgives us, he also
protects us and shields us from the consequences of our own actions.
By His forgiveness, he covers our sins while being fully aware of what they are.
His perfect forgiveness is truly a sign of his ultimate Mercy on us
in the Arabic language, for example, the name Rahim the yar indicates the continuity of Allah's mercy added from
and the name Allah for on the other hand wow has been added from offer
and that however does not mean that he is always forever forgiving. Because then there would be no Hellfire
though wow in Alabama for shows us that a lie is exceedingly forgiving.
He forgives beyond what any of us could expect.
One of the most common pairing of the Divine Names is a last name Allah for combined with our Raheem this combination is mentioned some 72 times in the Quran, demonstrating that Allah covers the sins because he is so merciful to us.
An example of this beautiful combination is in one of the most hope giving heart comforting verses in the Quran.
I'll go forward himself says they're called the AI by the lady in a circle Allah unfussy him laptop not to metal rock metal in the La Jolla feroza Nova Jamia in the hole who Allah for writing, say, all my servants, who have transgressed against themselves by sending do not despair of the mercy of Allah. Indeed, Allah forgives all sins. Indeed it is he who is the Forgiving, the Merciful. That's in Surah Zoomer 39th chapter, verse 53.
Instead of saying, all you sinners, look at how gently Allah four addresses us by saying, All my surface, yeah, anybody who have transgressed against themselves
Alhamdulillah we have a lord who is intensely forgiving and merciful to us
will now move on to the application in accordance with even backhauls for principles.
And this is one of the names where there's lots of room for application,
very relevant for direct application, as opposed to contemplation and reflection.
So, rule number one is to apply,
adopt and apply where applicable. And this is very straightforward. We just have to forgive others.
awareness of Allah is Divine Names or Laval fear of foreign unperformed.
And consciousness of the great degree of mercy involved in a laws covering of the believers sin
This should also lead the believers to be willing to cover the sins of others and show forgiveness to them. within the bounds encouraged by Islam.
Abdullah bin Omar related at the prophet SAW Selim had said,
Man cetara, Muslim man, cetera Hello, yo multi ama. Whoever covers a Muslims false, Allah will cover his faults or her faults on the Day of Judgment.
Consequently, how can we possibly expect or hope for protection from a law when we are unable to protect the honor of others, we have to forgive to deserve to be forgiven.
And we have to give to deserve to be given.
One of the ways that we can apply these names is Divine Names of forgiveness is that we don't hunt for people's mistakes. There is a widespread sickness among many of our newly enlightened youth of today, involving hunting for the mistakes of others, whether scholars, and popular speakers, or even their own colleagues
Eleazar Lee had said
about the attribute of forgiveness, every creature is bound to have perfection and imperfection, ugliness, and beauty. So whoever overlooks the ugliness and mentions only the beauty is one who shares in this divine attribute of forgiveness.
As a true believer,
we should always highlight the good of others and regularly cover their faults. exposing the faults of others only breeds hatred, depression, ill feelings, etc.
In terms of
forgiveness, we are able by the mercy of Allah to erase our own sins
by doing good deeds,
which erase evil deeds as we've mentioned before.
The Divine Names of offer Allah for Allah far are also applicable in erasing our own sins. According to the advice given to us by Prophet Mohammed Salah.
he advises that whenever we do around deed, we should try to do a good deed immediately after it in order to erase it. Since a good deed is worth 10 times its value, and a bad one only equal to itself. One good deed can totally wipe out the evil consequences of 10 evil deeds. If we follow this advice strictly, our balanced with these will likely outweigh our bad deeds on the day of judgment and earn us paradise Byelaws well, and the Lord's mercy.
The reason why this advice was given is because no matter how many or how much good
we may appear to be, or tried to be, we are bound to make errors. The prophet SAW Sallam said, all of Adam's descendants constantly make errors, but the best of them are those who constantly repaired.
This is a general principle to follow.
The best form of repentance is one followed by good deeds,
proving that we are sincere and seeking
to erase our sins.
So we should seek forgiveness
to increase our blessings.
The Divine Names of forgiveness may be applied to increase our blessings in the same way that being grateful increases our blessings. As the Lord said, lay in Chicago to La zedan accom
Well, I am refer to him in the other Billa shadid. If you are grateful, I will surely increase your blessings.
But if you are ungrateful, my punishment is severe.
So this principle of being grateful to increase blessings.
Similarly, Prophet Noah instructed his people to seek a lot forgiveness, in order to be blessed. There is a similar connection there for calling to stuff for call to start Pharaoh. Rebecca home in Canada Faraj you're seen as sama Alaykum mudra or him did come via Marlin wobei Nene Wei, Zhi locum Jana Jin Wei, Zhi, Lacan and Herrera, I said, ask forgiveness of your Lord For indeed he is ever a Perpetual Forgiver
He will send continual showers of rain from the sky upon you, and increase your wealth and children and provide for you gardens and rivers.
So if we desire an increase in our blessings in this life, we should seek forgiveness more often. And more fervently, or Mama's as Alam had said that he sought forgiveness more than 100 times every day.
The second principle of even batal is to confirm where the Divine Names are unique and inapplicable.
In this case, the forgiveness of sin is unique to Allah alone. No human, no matter how pious he or she may be, can forgive our sins. Even the prophets, the angels and the righteous don't have the authority to forgive the sins of others.
As Allah said, In surah, Al Imran Oh my feroza Luba Illa, Allah, Who forgives sins besides Allah,
I mean, we can forgive errors of people.
But the overall sin that is in that error, only Allah can forgive it.
Contrary to the Catholic practice of confession amongst Christians, were priests listened to the sins of the congregation and promised them forgiveness.
Only align is messenger can prescribe or approve specific words and acts of repentance, which really raise sin.
In the Islamic sense, we go back to the source, the Christian Catholic practice of confession, etc, is not based on their scripture, or based on the practice of Prophet Jesus, as recorded in their
That's why the Protestants rose,
and with Martin Luther and broke away from Catholicism, and Protestantism was a protest against these changes, which the Catholics had done to the religion, adding saints and deifying, Mary and all these other things.
Catholics, they have gone to extremes in terms of the forgiveness.
Not only were they forgiving people in confession, but they actually at one stage gave their Pope's the right to sell certificates of forgiveness. People would pay money, and they would get a certificate known as a papal indulgence. And it would be stamped with a seal of the papacy on it, promising The one who was carrying this certificate forgiveness in the life to come they could do anything they wanted with that certificate. They're covered. In Islami ratio of sin can be achieved through a variety of righteous acts, which have been generally and specifically defined by a law in the Quran or by the prophets while the celemony Sunnah. The following are just a few of those well
known acts of repentance among them, and we've spoken about this before.
different dwyers supplications
have been identified by the prophet SAW Salaam as being
useful for getting a laws repentant seeking it and getting it man call a stop for law, Allah de la ilaha illa who, and how you look at Yun, WA to LA, whoever says this three times while going to bed. I, the meaning is I seek forgiveness from Allah, besides whom there is no God, the eternal self subsisting, and I turned to him in repentance. If anyone says that three times before asleep, his sins or her sins will be forgiven, even if they're like the fall on the ocean, the number of leaves on a tree,
the sand grains in the sand dune, or the number of days in the world. This is great forgiveness for a simple act. Stanford Allah, Allah de la ilaha illa. Who and how you look if you were to boil a
that's quite simple. However, of course, this da has to be said with full consciousness
and with reflection
so that the meaning has meaning to us. It's not just
it's not a little lie linear level play.
Yeah, in the end, you can decipher that take it apart and say yeah, those words were said but you know, saying it in that kind of a fashion is not going to give us the intended
When we end the gathering, the bronze on solemn, used to say Subhana kolodner will be Ambika that is loi be to you or Allah. And may you be praised. eyeshadow, Allah, Allah, Allah and I testify that there is no god besides you, a stone firaga or to a lake, I ask your forgiveness and turn to you in repentance. When he said that for the first time, one of his companions asked him or messenger of a lawyer saying words now that you did not say in the past, he replied, It is atonement for whatever takes place in the gathering, that
there may be errors, mistakes, sins, etc, which will take place in whatever gathering we have.
And this is a far too much this, as it's called, the atonement for the sins of the gallery.
Five Dan's daily prayer.
We mentioned before to the obligatory prayers of the one who properly performs will do remember this,
doing things correctly, doing it properly.
Rob Solomon said the obligatory prayers of the one who properly performs Voodoo, as a law, the Exalted enjoined on him will be expiation for sins committed between them.
And there are a number of other narrations to that effect.
Friday prayers, we also mentioned that as a means of purifying sin, all previous Sins of anyone who gets up for prayer
Yes, sorry. From one Friday to the next.
of the sins which take place in between.
and fasting Ramadan. Man Samira Madonna, Eman and YT saben overshare Allah who mad upon them I mean dombey whoever, whoever all previous Sins of anyone who fast the month of Ramadan out of faith and seeking his reward from the Lord will be forgiven.
man had gehouden bait
for lumea fourth, while me up soup Raja cama de tube, omo. Whoever makes pilgrimage to this house the Kaaba and does not have sexual relations while in a state of Iran with his wife, or commit sins during the Hajj will return sinless. The way is motherboard him
and O'Meara from ombre tomra.
These we mentioned before, but beyond that is the application of the law
receives the law,
whether it is
the execution itself
will purify one
of the sin if one is patient with it.
And this is fun occasion where the people involved had been previously married.
And we have cases where this took place. People are given themselves up for execution. And
when people curse them, because of the sin that they committed,
the promise are seldom said in the case of one woman, she made so greater repentance, that if it were divided up among 70 men of the city of Medina, it would have been enough for all of them.
Do you know any repentance better than this, that she gave her life for a law, the majestic Subhan Allah.
Our third principle
of in Bohol is hope where there is a promise. These Divine Names are far longer four and a half year
in and of themselves contain the divine promise of forgiveness.
All of them contain the divine promise of forgiveness, belief in a law as they all forgiving, ever forgiving, constantly covers covering our sins, keeps the personal hope for forgiveness alive in the hearts of the believers. However, that should not be an excuse to sin.
Because the laws forgiveness is sometimes dependent on the spiritual effort made by the sinner.
Fundamentally Allah has created human beings and the jinn knowing full well that they will commit sins. As I mentioned before, all of Adams descendants as the process alum said constantly commit sin. And the best of those who regularly commit sins mistakes are those who regularly repented. So this is a basic principle.
That repentance erases sin.
So their creation, the creation of human beings humankind, in this way,
is a way by which a laws attributes of forgiveness become manifest in this world.
In order to further illustrate this point, and strengthen our hope in a loss forgiveness. The prophet SAW Selim was instructed by law to inform us
if you did not commit sin, this the browser and speaking to us, if you did not commit sins, Allah would sweep you out of existence and replace you by another people would commit sins, ask the laws forgiveness, and he would forgive them.
This is not saying that ally is pleased with sin. Please don't misunderstand it that way. But Allah is pleased with people's
Seeking of forgiveness,
based on the fact that he created us with the
weakness is good say, of falling into sin.
Now that he is forced us into sin, but that when we have to choose between right and wrong, there are many times that we will choose what's wrong, and that is us with our own will.
And the province as Selamat said in order to further illustrate the happiness of a law with regards to us, repenting to him is that Allah is more delighted with the repentance of his servant than one of you who suddenly finds his camel laden with supplies after losing it in a barren land.
Losing that camel meant the end.
Normally, people would fall into despair and
sadness, etc. But imagine waking up, you want to sleep you woke up and there is the camel back next to you with all of your goods, all of the means to keep you alive and survive in the land. How happy would be Allah is more happy with those who turned back to him in repentance.
But for repentance to be accepted by law, there are conditions which have been pointed out and extracted, deduced from the Quran and the Sunnah.
So in order to assure ourselves of a loss forgiveness, we do need to fulfill the main conditions set by Allah and His Messenger,
the first and the biggest
insight sadness or remorse. This is a major sign of sincerity. And the promise on Solomon said, another mu doba.
remorse is repentance is the essence of repentance. Without it, there is not without remorse, there is no sadness and without sadness, there is no real sincerity present. So whatever acts of repentance are done,
will only be for show and not internally motivated not coming from the heart and the soul.
The second, also a sign of sink security, it's
a sign of sincerity
is cessation that we stop.
We don't continue doing it. If one continues to commit the sin while asking for forgiveness. It will only be a blind ritual the seeking of forgiveness won't be blind, which was thoughtful and capable of cleaning and cleansing one of sins committed
a person who smoking cigarettes, he wants to give it up. He decides to turn to Allah and repentance. But he's got a cigarette in his hand is holding his hand up. And he's got a cigarette in his other hand, you know?
I live in LA. How, what is this saying? You've got to give it up. Burn your, your packets of cigarettes, throw them in the drain? Don't give them to your friends. You know, you decided okay, I'm going to do it. Then people gather up all the cigarettes and pass it on to their neighbors and their friends. No, no, no. It's haram for you. It's haram for them, get rid of them.
And Allah said, Well, let me see rule. Allah follow wahome Allah moon
and those who never knowingly persist in doing wrong.
A lot of stresses that do not knowingly persist in doing wrong stop it stop it.
The third is
having the intention not to repeat because again, okay, you've given it all up. And you said you asked a lot for forgiveness, but in the back of your mind, you're still planning for the next time.
They in intention not to repeat is also a an important crucial sign of sincerity as saying words of repentance and doing so
Repentance while still enjoying the sweetness of the sin is clear evidence of ritualization of repentance, which will never eliminate it.
In fact, it compounds it.
fourth or fifth fourth principle is that of returning property.
It turning property. What does that mean? returning property means that if your sin is that you've taken somebody's property,
you know, you stole money and you bought out of it properties and now you're living with this property. It's not yours. Yeah, you bought it, but it's not with your money. So it's not yours. Whether you actually stole property from somebody who stole the car, so you're driving around in the car. You know, you stole the bag, so you're using their bag.
misappropriating property of others,
is sin. And, for one to get forgiveness from that sin, one must return it.
This is obvious from the well known Hadith of the traveler who is dusty from travel he raises his hand he calls out all Lord Oh, Lord.
While his food is haram, the promises that I'm said, his drink is haram, his clothing is haram and he has been nourished on Hara. So how can his supplication be answered? This is the bottom line.
That you have to give that back. You can't keep it. If you don't know who you took it from. It's been so long or whatever, you have to give it in charity, let it go. You should have no more connection with it.
So one cannot continue to enjoy the use of stolen property, while openly expressing regret. sincerity of intent requires that the property be returned, for one to be truly petted.
The fifth is changing one's environment.
Many times corrupt environments play a large part in sin. They reinforce sinfulness and block righteous efforts from taking root and eventually making real change. In such cases, Hendra is the best option in order to start afresh and leave the weight of the gang or group mentality behind oneself. Because when you're with your gang, with your group, with your friends, there is a group pressure that's there that will prevent you from taking the right steps.
And seeking forgiveness, you will be forced, you will feel yourself emotionally psychologically mentally forced to continue to do whatever you were doing.
And that's why there's a well known story of a mass murder, you know, what killed 100 people. And
this mass murder is narrated to us by the prompts as
he was told to leave the town
person, I advised him
to seek repentance and leave the town get out of this town, go to an neighboring town instead. So, this is also very important, one's environment needs to be changed.
And the last point worth mentioning, and there are others scholars have deduced many others is that
the repentance should take place within the time limit that has been set.
One of those time limits individual time limit is that you don't wait until you're in the throes of death. You're about to die.
Your soul is about to leave your body at that point. When you are started.
to end your life Your life is now ending for you to make repentance at that time. It's too late.
The process and I met said,
he said, Allah will accept His servants repentance until his death rattle starts. That's it.
The other time, which is
global time limit
is the province Our solemn had set.
Oh had said that Allah will accept repentance of anyone who seeks it. Before the sun rises in the West, one of the signs of the last day, the sun instead of rising from the east, will rise from the rest, that's a global sign. Once that happens,
no more repentance will be accepted as the end of the world, the beginnings of the end, ending.
The fourth principle of the mom, even batol is to have fear, where there is a warning where there's a warning in the name of the Divine Name, you should
fear of fear that's what it should produce in us. That's how it is applied.
So, the fourth principle is not directly applicable here. In this context,
where these three Divine Names or Divine Names of forgiveness, you should fear a lot of forgiveness, of course not.
we have to look instead
that there is an indirect warning
whose consequences we should fear
that we miss out on the amazing opportunities to gain a loss forgiveness, which was so easily accessible now. While we have the chance now with forgiveness, this gives us access to Allah's mercy and forgiveness, to miss out on it. This is where the warning can be indirectly deduced.
to miss out is to bring to ourselves ruin.
So, we asked the last one to Allah to protect us from being among those deluded by the false promises of easy sin removal by legitimate heretical acts of ship.
Like visiting the designated tombs of so called saints and leaving written requests and praying to Muhammad Salah to Ali to Fatima to Abdul Qadir, jilani Gilani and others these acts of ship, you know,
and though they claim that this will purify you of sin, because these pure individuals will speak to a law on your behalf and clean up your sin,
there is a warning which prompts on seldom gave
where there is danger with regards to our sins.
that, exposing our sins
would cause us to be denied a loss forgiveness. So, we say the forgiveness
what we have to fear with regard to it is being denied the forgiveness. So, whatever acts will deny us we have to fear we have to be aware.
So, broadcasting one since
encourages others, especially the weak minded and the low spirited to commit similar sense.
So, exposure of sins, this is what we have to beware. The prophet SAW Selim had said every one of my followers will be forgiven, except for those who openly expose their wrongdoings. An example of this is that of a man who commits a sin at night, which Ally's covered for him. And then the morning he proclaims it to the people saying, I committed such and such a sin last night,
even though a lie and kept it secret
During the night, Allah had covered it. But in the morning he tore up that cover provided by a law
all by himself.
This is a cursed state. And it's common amongst people who are heavily engaged in sin, they will say what they've done, they no problem they boast about it becomes up, you know, I means of boasting and bragging. And you know, I did this I did that I did the other, etc.
on one hand, we should feel too ashamed
to brag about our sins, and the boss awesome said, if we don't have that China's higher, which would stop us from doing that, then we're gonna be capable of doing anything.
If we don't feel shy, it means that our hearts are spiritually and emotionally and emotionally dead. That's what it means.
And we are seriously in need of help,
on the other hand, are boasting about our sins to others, puts these ideas in their minds and their hearts will become like the shell team, the
satanic forces that seek to corrupt and to affect
the society, take people away from a lot. So we've become one of the troops of Satan.
like a viral disease, infecting and corrupting all whom we meet, and who listen attentively to our spiritual and emotional sicknesses.
We become truly a pariah.
May Allah protect us from falling into that state?
Well, we'll now close our session
by calling on a lie using these names, all Ah, yeah, so far. Yeah, for Yeah. laughs We know that you forgive, cover and protect us constantly.
forgive our sins, the first and the last, the hidden and the apparent, the intentional and the unintentional, and begin to small and enable us to keep turning to you seeking forgiveness.
Yeah, far, conceal our shortcomings in this life. And on the Day of Judgment, protect us from the evil effects of our own sins.
yahood aid us to be forgiving to others, as we would like them to be forgiving to us and soften our hearts to our family of believers and non believers. I mean,
Barack, a lot of people said why they come to law he over cattle
will now shift to the q&a section of our program.
bass, lm Q What is that? Thanks a lot, dear chef, for the gift of IOU. I have a diploma in Islamic studies from IOU kindly suggest how I can further my Islamic Studies. Also, please comment on pursuing the study of Islamic thought, Well,
if you've done your basic diploma,
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Allah has blessed you with the opportunity and the multi ration then don't hesitate. It's all online. So it's made it relatively easy
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Working in different fields or whatever, while at the same time pursuing your higher education Emraan vara
Can we give is a cat to a poor revert whose family is Hindu, of course,
of course, you should not good
this is from the mala fertile kulu those whose hearts are to be won over give them further strength, strengthen them,
let them be able to give to their family in fact, you can give
zakah even to their family if they're close to Islam, they've shown interest etc. And all of the convent brother said that in this my family, they're just on the verge then give
give and help them. This is from one of the categories of zeca.
what is the difference between the canned soda
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optional, recommended highly, but still optional. You can do it or not do it. If you do it, you're rewarded. If you don't do it, you're not insane. That's charity. Muslims are called to be charitable. The prophet SAW Solomon said the charity does not decrease wealth. So we're encouraged to be charitable. But now, there is also the
charity which Allah has prescribed for everyone
who has wealth
above a certain amount which is quite low.
we give this
from it in charity for the needy of our local or local communities. Once a year, charity by itself sadhaka is going to be done anytime in the year is a QA is best to fix a time each year that you give your amount.
Question from our
instagrammer and students.
Can you celebrate your anniversary in Islam? Can you celebrate your anniversary? Well, it depends on what anniversary talking about here. But a regular annual celebration islamically is not light is disliked.
The prophet SAW Solomon said
you have two annual celebrations. He said that to the companions when they were celebrating a number of different other things. And they wanted to know what is the status of it of these other celebrations and he said stop them. You've been given to Islam. He will fitter and it will not ha that's it. That's the annual celebration. Occasional celebrations. Okay. If you do something this year, you do something else next year and you do something else year after no problem. But fixing it. So now becomes a part of your life a regular thing that you're going to do on a regular basis. best to avoid
Can I reserve the right to not speak to a person completely if they have wronged me?
Well if they give you salaams you need to return this alarms.
After that, if you don't want to speak to them, you have the right do not speak to them.
What is the difference between the rhassoul and the nebby?
Rehan stock is asking
rhassoul is an abbey but not every nabby is a Rasool
every nabby has received revelation.
And every Russell has received books of Revelation.
So the Russell
the sorry, the nebby includes all.
But Rasool is a special class, those who have received revelation
among the newbies or NBR.
I want to know if they've been batal, as you mentioned,
is the same. It's been batal for Toby. Yes. If yes, which book?
Which is his book? Which book of his? Do you
want to get a copy? Well,
to be honest, I don't know of a particular book of his which is available. He is referred to by his contemporary scholars, scholars who came after him. But
I don't know of a particular work,
which he did.
And for which, you know, I could recommend to you or tell you, where to get it. If you do find out yourself, do let me know.
inshallah, I would be happy to get his book. Also, I'm sure I do probably only be in Arabic, as threatened to have not translated his works.
If they're available.
From our Instagram students, by reading Quran translation, can I get the same reward as reading Quran.
This is, of course, with a lot.
But I would say
in terms of benefit,
if you're only having the choice to only read the Arabic text, which you don't understand, or read the English text, which you do understand, I would say it is better for you to read the English text.
But if you have the choice to read the Arabic text, and along with it read the English text, then that is best. That is better.
That helps you to become more and more familiar with the Quran itself. So that when you hear it read, you have an idea of what is being said, that is far better, then only
knowing the English text
or only knowing the Arabic text without the meaning of the text.
Now the question is that is there anything as shabby Bara in Islam?
shabby Bharat? Nothing. This is the middle of chabanne.
And it is it's been given special status where people stay up and pray in the night and there's nothing to support these practices. It is a fabrication
for people of the subcontinent you go in other parts of the world. nobody's heard about it, nobody's doing it.
And this is one of the ways of knowing when something is
not a part of Islam. You know, because a lot of non Muslims asked me sometimes that's it, I tell them, they tell me Okay, Muslims do this. That's a no, no, no. Some Muslims may do it. But this is not a part of Islam.
Well, they say well, you know, we thought that whatever Muslims do was Islam. No, no, no, no, no.
No, Islam is what Muslims are supposed to do. Not necessarily what they do, they might do anything.
supposed to know what is Islam or what is not.
If Muslims are doing this thing everywhere.
They fast in Ramadan, in
in Guyana, South America, in Manila, Philippines, in Toronto, Canada, everywhere you go. Muslims are fasting Ramadan, know that that is a part of Islam.
But if you have
I'm thing, shabby Bharat only is known in Pakistan and India and Bangladesh, once you go beyond them, nobody ever heard of it. What is that?
Then? No, it is something invented by people. It's not a part of Islam. That's your rule of thumb. To know, what is Islam? And what is not?
Is it permissible for Muna? Is it permissible to take drawing or painting as a hobby,
for example, to relieve stress, it's probably okay. Just don't draw fingers of people, you know, their faces, their heads, their bodies, you know, figures like this, don't don't do that. Or paint that. paint anything else you want. You want to paint the sky want to paint the mountains want to paint a picture of the cities, you want to paint a lake, you want to paint anything? Oh, but don't paint pictures of birds. I'll put the birds in there. Leave it here the birds out. So living creatures, this is what we should avoid.
Emraan voghera, a low functioning autistic boy who is 21 years old?
He doesn't understand fasting, is it mandatory for him to fast? Or he is forgiving. his fifth year to be given for his missed fast? Well,
kids can fast
enough? No, we should encourage him to fast.
As much as we can. Then after that, what he does, he does?
So, you know, autistic, is not the same as retarded, you know, people might think that autistic are retarded, but no, no, they, they, you know, autistic people can be
So, you know, it may vary from person to person is not a standard, all autistic people, you know,
think this way or whatever their differences says enough differences, that it's very difficult to define autism. You know, beyond
learning impairment, there's some kind of impairment in the learning, it may vary to different degrees from person to person.
Anyway, the point is that, we should try to encourage them to fast,
no, as much as we can. And then after that,
we live the rest with a lot.
From our instagramers
Instagram students, how long do I have to feed the homeless after breaking my fast, intentionally because of stress?
All along to feed the homeless. Well,
if you're broken a day, not, you know, out of sexual relations.
But just as you said, out of stress.
How long do you have to fast?
technically, it's one day, you've missed that day of fasting. They have to replace that they're fasting.
Yeah, some might say, well, this is, you know, because you've deliberately broken it. And people who have sexual relations are deliberately breaking it. So since they have to fast two months, maybe you should be fasting, two months also, or maybe one and a half.
Or maybe at least one month.
We don't have clarity clear
information on this. What we do know is that if you miss a day,
you have to replace it that much. We do know that what Restart now. So if you deliberately didn't fast this day.
At least you have to replace that day.
What does the religion say about a woman leading a country as president?
Well, the prophet SAW Solomon said when it was mentioned to me about the people of Persia that taken me female, as their ruler, said, they won't succeed. No country here, people that is taken as the ruler, a leader, a female, and I will not succeed.
And this is nothing specifically against females. But it is indicative of a weakness, the man being the leader, leader in the family leader in the community, leader in the society, where you can't find a male capable of leading the society that you then move to have a female lead, then that is indicative of a weakness in the society, which would lead to failure.
This was the advice of the promises. But it doesn't say is haram. If you choose to have a leader with a female?
Islam is not forbidden it did on the warrant.
warned against discourage and say mcru. But Haram, no.
One say that.
side side says if you're fasting by going deep down into the sea, sorry, fishing, does it break your fast?
If you're fishing deep down in the sea or going underwater,
you've got a tank, whatever, you're not drinking the water, then you haven't broken you fast. You know, though you're in a very precarious situation, the chances of you swallowing water are very high, you know, so once you swallowed, then you're broken. That's the bottom line. If you're able to keep your mouth sharp, no water goes in your mouth,
you haven't broken your fast until you swallow it.
masma asks, How do we understand the incidences of some women leaders who lead their people to good, like the Queen of Sheba, the light of the Hadith, which talks about nations.
There are always exceptions.
for every rule, there is an exception.
So that's all you can say. And the process, Selim didn't say that every
case where women have led, the society has failed, he didn't say that. He was asked about Persia,
which had taken
female lead ad, they had chosen a female ruler, and he said, the people who do that, in general is the general principle, they are likely to fail.
So it doesn't mean 100% failure is only a likelihood.
And this in a sense, this is an opinion of the Prophet size.
So is advising to avoid it.
I have invested some amount in a construction company. Please advise if I'm supposed to pay zakat on this investment.
If you've put your money, you know whether you put it in a company
or you put it in a bank,
you have money.
So you have to pay
zakat on it.
That's the bottom line.
if you have put your money
in a means to earn money,
Then you pay Zakah on the money earned, for example, you bought a taxi,
the taxi is worth
$5,000 $10,000 $20,000 invested in the taxi,
you don't pay the car on that $10,000 which bought a taxi, it pays a car on the money earned by the taxi.
hope that's clear.
If you're buying taxes and selling taxes, you're buying and selling taxes then that's a different situation
then those taxes you'd have to pay that you have enough to pay the data
because you're not buying the taxi as a means of earning income for you, you're buying the taxi to sell it at a higher price to make more money. So, the taxi is just you know an financial investment
on which you expect to make greater profit when you sell it.
As we Karim can listening to these lectures such as Names of Allah and tafsir be considered as a bada as we seek land the other sure it can be considered a bad
it is talking about the names of Allah or tafsir or
clan or Hadeeth all of this is a bad
for you make the intention to do so.
to please Allah to better know the deen
then it becomes a form of a bad worship.
Ayesha asks Should I recite and struggle in Arabic
or reading in English for the last 10 nights
if you can do both do both. Maybe Salama or Salma is my
What if you tell people of a minor sin
but only because you want some advice to stop?
Is this okay? Yes, this is okay.
aboubaker So, the man asks, When reciting during Salah, do you have to say Bismillah when done with a surah
when done with a surah one going to another?
you can the best Mullah was revealed as a signal to indicate the beginning of a new surah.
So, reciting doing so is perfectly in keeping with the general principles of recitation of the Quran.
From the Instagram, what is the
what is the idea for a
pregnant woman who can't fast?
Well, the opinion there is opinion that
say that she should give you know feed a poor person for every day
the total number of meals on one day, either way,
if you missed the whole month of Ramadan 30 days, you can either feed a poor person, an individual poor person every day, that's 30 poor people. Or you can gather 30 poor people together and feed all of them one time and complete the requirement.
But there's also the opinion held by a number of the leading companions in the process.
who held that if a woman is pregnant, or she's breastfeeding, she is not obliged to fast. There's no video.
Jesus excused is beyond her control.
She feels strong enough to fast etc. She fast. If she feels some danger to herself, she doesn't.
And she's not held accountable. She doesn't have to do it.
I think that's the stronger opinion.
Earning money by playing sports and games. Is it permissible?
Yes, it's permissible to earn money by playing sports and games.
Unless the games involve Haram.
And likewise, sports.
The context in which the sport is done
could determine make that sport which is normally halaal. Home.
So this is not a general statement on my part.
If someone due to health struggles too fast but can't afford to pay for meals, for the days from their own country, can they pay for a family in a poorer country due to it being less? Yes, they can do that.
They can do that.
Say for Islam, there are some labor labor's
work under my father, my father gets commission from them as their agent, my father just helped them to get a salary from the company
Well, this is an agreement made.
He is the one going out and finding jobs for them.
give him a portion of their salary.
Although it's can be mercy less, can be
unfair, all these other kinds of things as a general principle,
if they've signed a contract to that effect, and it is permissible.
First a lolly taking talking about my sin to others is not permissible according to Hadith, right?
Yeah, we said that, I quoted the Hadith already that
process alimed mentioned that,
you know, they have cut themselves off for from forgiveness of Allah
by doing that, by openly
talking about the sins
Should Muslims get a COVID vaccine?
Should Muslims get the COVID vaccine? Well, the first COVID vaccine was invented by a Muslim.
Some of the machines include the use of different musical instruments is permissible to listen to those in Spotify or YouTube.
not permissible, because the the
production of this music is impermissible. The listening to it would also be likewise but you may be excused if it's in systems. Some places like in the West, you know, you go to shopping centers, malls etc. They have music blaring going all the time. You're not held accountable for that.
And then can a girl read Quran from phone when she has period?
Can a woman read the Quran from her phone during her periods? Yes,
she may do so.
As the prophet SAW, Selim said your periods are not in your hands.
Mr. Ron Bora, returning property as you said
Parents unfairly give only two children, nothing to others to the other one, or the siblings sinning for keeping the property. Yes.
The siblings should divide the property properly, according to what the law is prescribed, and give their brother or sister who has been left out of the proper distribution of the
inheritance. Give them their right, they can't just sit down, say, Well, my parents gave it to me, you know, on my parents, they gave me extra money and you know, that's their choice. You know, they're the ones carrying the sin if there's any sin. No, no, that's not acceptable.
You have participated in the same.
I'm a revert, I changed my biological father's name, with my stepfather's name when I was in school and I was not aware of Islamic rules. Now I'm grown grown up, what should I do? Change your name back to your father's name.
family name. That's what's proper. Allah says in the Quran, who drew whom they are by him, for whom Apple sought to end the law, call them by their father's names, because that is most just in the sight of Allah.
Can you lower the garment below the ankles of
if not, is the view of Abu hanifa represented wrongly.
Well, this is a bit vague, I am assuming that one is talking about a female garment, a female outer garment
jilbab or a buyer or whatever female outer garment
which she should wear
when outside of her home, or when
praying in the home that she should be
fully covered at the time of prayer. So that garment, according to the wives of the Prophet SAW them
when they were asked about the garment,
they had said that it should be loose and wide
and cover the tops of the feet.
This is the text that we have.
And all the texts which allow for women to expose parts of the body, the face and the hands. They don't mention the feet.
So the position in the Hanafi school today
in which they allow women to expose their feet
this has no authentic evidence to support it.
So I would say the correct way is that once outer garment should cover up the feet but inside the home
then it's not necessary
unless they're gonna pray. So outside the home Okay, so what if they were boots, shoes, covers their feet?
actually, it doesn't
show is basically still the shape of the feet is there you know, it's the garment that should actually cover the tops of the feet because I know you could say okay, well we have a garment which just comes down to the knee and we wear boots you know long boots which go all the way up to your
knee or some others will sell care we can wear boots down these new long boots go all the way up your site almost, you know, to your waist.
So can they wear those
everybody was add on others. That's not acceptable. You know? Yeah, it's covered is true. It's in our leather and stuff but you know, hey,
as you can say she could wear you know leather all the way up to her neck.
tight fitting, exposing all the body parts shapes everything until she's covered.
Loose wide, covering the tops of the feet.
Can I reserve the right to not speak to a person completely if they wrongly? Think we did that already? Right?
up in the question.
We said, Yeah,
they could. But as long as it gives alarms, you have to return alarms that's required.
Can we do so do the sugar while we're on a period? Yes, you can do so you're the soccer at any time. You don't have to do to do it.
Is it sinful if you pray?
Hidden due to knowing non Muslims marking you? So you hide your prayers to avoid anger of them? marking?
you can do that.
My beloved Dr. Bill Phillips, can I use business that business advices of Western businessmen
which is not against our Deen? Oh, can I create visions and plans? Yes, that's all permissible. You know,
quoting non Muslims in certain circumstances relevant to work or whatever, it's perfectly okay.
Islam doesn't say you're not allowed to quote, non Muslims.
Questions from Mr. Instagram? Can you make Hajj for your friend who passed away
making Hajj for a relative This is what's well known.
And technically, yes, it is permissible to make Hajj but this is when you have made Hajj for yourself already. Because if you haven't made Hajj for yourself, then you have to do that first.
So they man go once my income is hot,
I guess is my income halal? or haram? If the company I work for is mainly a telecommunication with with
from voice and data, but some of its products involve mobile loans which have interest
where businesses are basically halaal businesses but they have an element of
Riba which produces part of their income produces part of their income, then that portion that comes from
the Haram sources can be deducted proportionately from your own salary to keep yourself clear of the
Riba which may be calculated in the salaries of the employees.
Question is, Will fasting be accepted by Allah? If someone is fasting?
as a culture?
Someone his or her cultural practice? No.
It won't be accepted. If they're just doing it this culture.
No, everybody does it. I do it. I don't believe in it. Well, of course, there's no reward for it.
What if toothpaste reaches the throat? Well, you could break your fast if it goes in the throat means you swallowed it and that will make it fast.
So you use it you keep it in the front part of your mouth, spit it out, flush the mouth out because you're gambling we'll do what is coming in your mouth then then you're okay.
Is it allowed to marry a man?
Well, if you're a woman
was accepted Islam,
but he doesn't want to divorce his non Muslim wife and he also has non Muslim children.
Yes, it's permissible to do so, if you are a woman
that's a joke.
Yes, as a woman, you can marry a man
who has a wife who's a non Muslim, for example, her wife, his wife should be Christian or Jew.
That's a permissible wife. If she's Hindu, or other things, then that's a whole nother story. That's not a permissible marriage in Islam.
As to his children is responsible for struggling,
whoever amongst you see something in him, or in his possessions, or his brother, what he likes, he should say, blessing, does evil eye afflict a person when he likes something, no.
Not necessarily evil eyes, coming from evil sources
and operates through the agency of the jinn.
an assumption held by a number of scholars and
saying good about something doesn't necessarily activate an evil eye.
It may cause people
would say, affect others by their the evil
in them and the forces around them.
And this is why it's
you know, not good to overpraise anybody or anything
and avoid exaggeration.
do you suggest pursuing Islam study of Islamic thought?
I desire you have any programs? suggestion for study after diploma studies? Yes, I owe you has a Bachelor's in Islamic Studies, master's and also a PhD in Islamic Studies.
We'll end our session now.
Put in less than an hour and a half.
yeah. No and a half. Yeah. So, inshallah we'll close subhanak alone, harmonica shadow.
And let's stop firaga wanna talk like, Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh