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I'd like to welcome you to today's session which is our 19th session
in which we'll be looking at the names
number 25 and 26
that is a rasik and that was
and as is our usual procedure we will welcome our students, guests visitors etc
for a few minutes
until we have
an acceptable number to begin the class and will begin
more names added to the chat so we can move ahead smoothly
just like to apologize for
running the program of course Fridays were off but Thursday and Wednesday
I had my second shot of the
vaccine against COVID
it's basically knocked me out
back on my feet.
So inshallah we will proceed.
Still waiting for some additional names to our list.
welcome Salaam to Sister rasheeda
Abdul Rashid from the US Abubakar Abdullah
so that's why they call
salaam aleikum Nadira
is asking for a special douar for us to be knowledgeable like you and benefit the oma
in sha Allah. I prayed that Allah makes you all more knowledgeable than me and inshallah benefited Omar even more
chords it will all be added to my skin would deeds if the knowledge that you're sharing came from me
Baraka la pecan,
the Columbus, Bihari Abubakar from Germany
sounds to you and to Russia and Ali.
And he asked me in his smile from South Africa
some of our regulars, some others, other regulars haven't seen. thank everybody who have reached out so far from our regular students. And again, I apologize for
missing out on Wednesday and Thursday. Or
I thank you for being patient and sticking around, not giving up thinking Dr. Bill Alice, finished for the rest of Ramadan.
sha Allah, Allah bless your patients to
still be around to continue with our studies together.
Polycom Salaam from Ohio.
That's the US.
So no pardesi from India
or la consola salaam. This ma MK tr
alaikum Salaam from Cape Town, South Africa
hamdulillah I visited South Africa back in
Was it 2018 or 2019 had visited a number of times earlier
on the law very beautiful place.
I met and visited
a number of new Muslim communities which is very encouraging.
I shall law from time shake
Greetings to you also
while they come Salaam
Alaikum Salaam from South Africa.
Xena Ibrahim from Stockholm, Sweden.
I visited Stockholm some years back
over 10 years ago
Philippines southern Philippines
shereena. Hutchinson why they come Salaam from Long Island,
Juma Mubarak to you also.
Susan, for Anakin Salaam from Ireland
years back in the 90s
on the law,
one of the courses that we have in our free diploma foundations for Islamic Studies is from a series of courses which I gave there for new Muslims, they had quite a
big number of new Muslims that didn't have any formal training, you know, going through the various
areas of Islamic learning and understanding.
So those recordings are still getting used 20 years later in our free to go. And actually all of our scholarship students are required to to take these two
courses, make sure they have a foundation a good solid foundation in
basics of Islamic Studies, knowledge and
also to test their ability to handle online study because it's quite a challenge in itself.
We also have greetings from
Red Red Shetty, Anna Hutchinson from Long Island, New York.
Yes, I was your mom Mubarak. Then Susan from Ireland. Right. And I wish
salaam aleikum, Dr. Gallo from Malaysia.
Malaysia is a lovely place.
I lived there for about three years in my teens
and I've been back a number of times.
Over the years, Jana Harper
Alaykum Salaam from London
as in the 90s I used to be in London
virtually three times a year
doing lectures and
Salam rocktober cattle, Amal Akram
Welcome. Salaam. May you also be blessed
from Sacramento, California.
Okay in sha Allah
will be beginning
hamdu Lillah wa salatu salam ala rasulillah All praise is due to Alon mailouts Peace and blessings beyond the last messenger of Allaah
This is session 19
and we'll be looking at two names in this session
our zap and our Razzak.
rezac being the continual provider in the rozet being the provider and these are names number 25 and 26.
In terms of their location in the Quran,
Rosa is mentioned only once by itself in the Quran.
In the la hora xapo grupotel Mateen. Indeed, the law is the continual provider, the firm possessor of strength
and in the recitation of Mycenae
of Makkah, from the eighth century,
he and others read
was up here is also Raj.
This is amongst the
gen recitations of the Quran are well known except the recitations. The Divine Name, or Razzak
is mentioned in the plural form five times in the Quran.
was Zuko na or antihero rozet in
provide for us as you are the best of all providers.
in the standard recitation, our raw zip is not found in the Quran.
But as we said, in our introduction to the names of Allah that they're taken from Quran or the Sunnah.
So, in looking at this one now, there is an authentic hadith
narrated by Anna Sibley Malik, in which he said
the people in the marketplace said O Messenger of Allah. Prices have shut up. So fix the price is for us.
The Messenger of Allah
sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said in the Lucha well Messiah.
Allah is the one who fixes prices.
I'll call me do well mouse It
was baraza sorry
acaba de Waal masseto rozet.
Who withholds gives lavishly and is the provider. So here we have mention of Allah with that name of allah zip in an authentic hadith so on the basis of that,
we have a raw zip amongst the Divine Names some collections.
For example, the collection of of names by
forgotten his name in English anyway that's available.
It was I noticed that it was also not included in his collection.
It's share Homer Alaska, sorry,
the name slipped my mind.
Alhamdulillah it is established from the Sunnah.
In terms of the meaning.
Both of these two Divine Names are Rosa rasik, and Deborah Zack come from the trilateral route, raw design path
and are derived from the verbal noun risk, risk
which fundamentally means, what has been a portion which is beneficial for you.
But zap the continual provider is the intensive form of the present participle, Razzak.
And it is according to the
verb pattern, or sorry, noun pattern.
it is quite common. We've mentioned it many times. In other names.
It has three main meanings. The first meaning is to receive something beneficial.
The second is to receive a portion or a share of something.
And the third meaning is to be provided or supplied with the necessities of life. So, they're all things being provided, and they're all beneficial, but they're two different degrees. This route appears on 123 times in the Quran, in for the derived forms.
Among these are Rosa kanakam.
We provided for you
tour and at risk of
relative to Allah this Divine Name or was up means that he is the one who creates your risk your provisions
and takes it upon himself to deliver what he has a portion to his servants because he is a rasik and arzak. He provides this sustenance to everyone, Muslim and non Muslim man and woman, humans and animals, insects and plants is provision encompasses every living being on the earth and in the universe.
Allah says in the Quran,
where mom and dad button fill out Illa and Allah here is poha. Allah is responsible for the provision of every creature on there.
In terms of the reality of risk, although we tend to think of risk mainly in terms of wealth, provision, supplies,
physical things that we take hold up we receive risk is whatever benefits us It can be money, and any of the countless material trappings of this world. But it can just as well be emotionally beneficial incidents, or accidents like marriage, graduation, Job well done, etc. which gives us a sense of well being and contentment.
Likewise, it can also be spiritual.
The person who takes it upon himself or herself to attend talks, surrounds themselves with good people and strives to do more and more good deeds, feeds their souls with spiritual provisions, which are law helps them to grow closer to God with
and the law will raise their station because of it.
In terms of the application,
following the methodology of Yvan McDonnell
who outlined for us a
template of four principles Principle number one, adopt where applicable
these to the
My name's are rasik and arzak are perfectly applicable within the scope of human abilities.
Parents are obliged to provide risk for their children, and the community has to provide risk for its members. And the state must provide risk for its citizens. The profits on sullom further emphasize this community responsible, this communal responsibility
in a well known statement, in which he called everyone a shepherd, responsible for his or her flock
of the live Adama go to the pond, Solomon saying, cool loco marohn poco loco must go learn Andhra at every one of you is like a shepherd, and everyone is responsible for his flock. The People's ruler is a shepherd responsible for his flock. A man is a shepherd over his household, and is responsible for them. A woman is a shepherd over her husband's home and his children, and she is responsible for them. A servant is a shepherd over the property of his master, and is responsible for it. Indeed, every one of you is a shepherd, and every one of you is responsible for his or her flock. So the ruler will be questioned on the day of judgment about how he conducted his affairs, and the affairs
of his subjects.
The first category of people will be shaded by laws thrown on the Day of Judgment, when they wouldn't be No, no other shade. He according to the promises, alum is the just ruler
or they are the just rulers
as a category.
That's the first person mentioned.
It is the Amir, the leader, because everything flows from him.
If he is just unfair,
then the society will be known for its justice and fairness.
Men will be questioned about how they looked after the physical and moral well being of their families. They are supposed to be the providers and protectors of the families, they set the direction
they lay down the law, they ensure that the family is on a last bath,
women will be questioned about how they managed the households and brought up the children. women spend most of the time with the children, especially in the formative years. The children's future, to a large extent, depends on them. In the early six years, their personalities are formed.
So if it's not done, right, if they're not raised properly, in those early years, then
they will be affected
long into their lives into as they get older, you know, perhaps with treatment and constant, you know,
we can say counseling, etc, they may able to get over some of the things that they missed out, or that were distorted in those early years. But it's not something we should depend on. So, we need to get those early years right.
Even servants will be asked about how they safeguarded their masters properties, anyone working for another is given a trust of any sort
is responsible to guard it and protect it. In whatever position we are, I mean there will be may not be called master and servant maybe, you know boss and employee or whatever. But it's an it's a relationship in which
some aspect of work or property or something like this is put in the hands of others and those others are responsible to look after it, protect it and return it as they received it.
In terms of
that we said,
of these two Divine Names are rosehip and arzak.
It can also be applied through charity, as a law provided ample provision for us. Likewise, we should strive to be a laws instrument to provide provisions for others in this world.
And even though it's coming from Allah,
we are rewarded for having delivered it.
And the greatest method of doing so is through charity. This is especially stressed in the month of Ramadan, in which the Prophet sallallahu Sallam was known to be more generous than at any other time.
He encouraged us to adopt these Divine Names, and be providers for Allah by removing our fear of poverty, and assuring us saying,
charity does not decrease wealth in the least. In fact, it increases it.
He also encouraged us promising us paradise saying, save yourselves from hell, by giving even a half of a date in charity.
He assured us of a loss provision by giving
in which he quoted as saying with which he quoted alarm as saying, Oh son of Adam, spend in charity, and I will spend on you.
And he advised us to be extra generous, saying, giving charity and don't give reluctantly. So a law will only give you a little in return.
An important aspect about risk
it is the result of effort
or risk will not come to us unless we work for it.
That is the essential difference between HIPAA when we looked at a last name and Wahhab,
a bar meaning a gift, and risk, which means provision.
Your wrist is written for you. But in order for you to unlock the door of risk, you need to work hard, believing that your risk depends on how hard you try.
What is written for you is what you worked hard for and what you got
what you strove for.
Or that you worked hard. And the Lord didn't give you what you strove for. But the reward of your Hello hard work was given in another way.
So it's a win win situation. When we strive hard, work hard for something, even if we don't get it.
If our striving has been pleasing to Allah, then we are rewarded in
a different way or in other ways. So there's no loss.
Of course, you know, people say well, if the risk is already written, why are you you know, making all this big effort because you know, whatever is written is ready, written finish. Yeah, it is what is written, if you take this attitude is that
you would take this attitude, and
there is one come,
or maybe it came anyway.
Yes, it's already written. But the bottom line is that what is written is what you do, what you will do.
So, you decide what you do and what you will do.
So, your decision determines what is written
in terms of the results of what you do, and what you will do. That's with Allah, Allah knows, because we don't know, we make efforts all the time, and they don't bear fruit.
That's life. We experienced that throughout our lives. But did that stop us from continuing to try to do? No, so
we should make that
effort and you know when we look into stories of the past was prophesied seldom narrated to us, you know as in the case of hajia for example alayhis salaam
she was taken to the midst of the desert
she was left there
with their infant crying because he was honey hungry
and their food supplies running out
What did she do?
Did she just raise her hands and pray to Allah and sit and wait for death to come?
Instead she went to Mount suffer and and look to see if there are any carbons passing by. Then she ran
to mount Mater Marwa
short distance away and check from there to see if there are any caravans coming from that area.
She made the this effort seven times searching for something or for anything. And Allah rewarded that striving with the bubbling of water a spring starting where the feet of
her child was
Masha Allah, this became the well of Zamzam providing water for people over 1000 years.
1000s of years we don't know exactly.
Okay, so the point is that
when we go on Umrah and Hajj
for Hajj, we perform beside
which means striving side, use a domain the running back and forth. But you know, when you seek anything, you make an effort for it. It's also called site.
So it means striving and emulating the footsteps of our grandparents adger.
So we never forget the lesson. This is so weak. This is an order that we would never forget the lesson of working hard.
working with what we have available to us.
And the way that this perfectly illustrates
the concept of risk is that it came from where she did not imagine
she did hurt made her effort. He did as much as she could.
I mean, what she was expecting was to go to suffer and Marwah. And hopefully see a caravan coming in, she tried this seven times. And she didn't.
She didn't see anything.
So of course, in our mind, it would have crossed our mind that, you know, situation is hopeless. But she did what she had to do, she returned to check on her infant son, and there was water coming up at his feet. So
that is what Allah
provided for her. And, though that is miraculous, in that sense, although spring start,
we could say every spring which pops up from the ground that starts somewhere anywhere is miraculous, if it coincides with something else, but it's actually a natural happening.
It just happened to coincide a lot made it coincide
with the situation she was faced with.
And that is a laws ability to make these things happen.
We don't always look for a miracle miracle, we hope for a miracle in different times different occasions, circumstances, but
we know it is possible. You know and with a law anything is possible. So it is just
is to make the effort.
The second principle of women boxall in terms of application is to confirm where the name is unique and in applicable
where it's unique and inapplicable we confirm this and what it means, is only suitable for a lot
and not to be given
to human beings, or creatures or the creation.
Belief in the uniqueness of these two names are rasik and are reserved is an affirmation of Tao heat.
As a law is the one and only real provider of provisions to his creation. Consequently, he alone deserves our worship, and whatever else is worshipped.
Since it doesn't provide its worshipers with provision, there are only false gods and have no right to be worshipped at all. As I said in Surah, four verse three heileman hollington Laila the Zuko come when a samurai he was up? Is there any creator other than Allah, who provides for you from the sky and the earth?
So enough, Allah continues on that theme. Yeah, but Dude, I'm in doing the Lehi, man, I am liko la home press CA, and they worship others besides the law.
Who don't possess provision.
ly am liko law home risk on Minnesota my watch?
well is that your own.
They worship others besides a law such as do not, and cannot own any provision for them from the heavens and the earth. That's the reality. There are provisions coming from the heavens and the earth.
But who is the provider of this provisions? those idols that they worship? Of course not. It is only Allah.
Belief in the uniqueness of these Divine Names, requires us to worship Allah alone, and to reject the worship of any others besides Him as false gods unable to provide provision, even for themselves.
In some cases, the worshipers of idols
in the millions
in hitting a little bell, to wake up their idols in the morning.
Then they watch them, pour milk on their heads,
and pray to pray to these idols. Much like a girl, little girl child plays with her dogs, and other cultures, incense is burned, and food is placed before their idols, which of course the idols don't eat. And that's taken away by others who manage the temples.
That is the folly of those engaged in worshipping idols.
The other aspect
of applying this names
through confirmation of its uniqueness is that if we confirm and affirm the operation of these Divine Names in our lives, we will never seek haraam prohibited means of living.
If we truly believe that whatever provisions that have been written for us will come to us, then we know that what we do not need
to seek is the forbidden ways
living, purchasing a building all the different channels which are prohibited because they involve interest Riba in one way or another.
We would avoid this, but due to people's uncertainty regarding this
provision, where the provision is going to come from
built their homes with Reba
mortgages, they started their businesses with
huge rebar loans.
They seem to be successful.
Those who do this, it's become a way
but it's not the way which is pleasing to Allah.
So, what appears to be success in our eyes, behind the scenes is another story altogether.
So, those who affirm the uniqueness of these attributes, names and attributes to a loss by the Allah, they wait patiently and humbly work in whatever allow way they can,
in a manner which which benefits us as Muslims, knowing that it is a law, who will ultimately provide for us when the time is right. That is the confidence that they have knowing our law is up.
Even if everyone around you is engaging in disobedience and rebellion against the divine laws,
the believer in our Razzaq stays firm.
Another aspect of its application
is that it produces contentment. Confirming these names should also bring about contentment in our lives. with what Allah has given us. We should not harbor any resentment or bitterness towards a law for not giving us what we want, or feel that we need.
If we work hard, and find that there seems to be no fruit,
to our striving,
there is no anger in our hearts towards a lot. You know, some people when they're not successful, they've made the effort. And then they don't get the results, then they're angry again, why? Why didn't the law give me
know, if you've done your made your effort, then know that those results that you sought, in one way or another was not really good for you. So I didn't give it to you there, but he will give it to you elsewhere. That's the confidence that you have, because he is a result. And it is he who chooses to give where, when, why how etc. He wishes. So we have to submit to that and accept it. No anger should be in our hearts, you know, towards a law not giving us what we want it. Allah reminds us of why we should be content, saying whoever wakes up safely in their home
physically healthy, and has provisions for the day
would have acquired all the worldly possessions. They are in need of that's it.
Of course, none of us would say they are this is okay. It's enough. No,
no, we want more than just that. But the bottom line is that if we are healthy, that's provision from Allah. That's good health, Mashallah. And we're safe. That's again provision from a law. You know, there are people living in, in, in
robberies, all kinds of things. But you can wake up feeling safe in your home,
physically, in good shape, and having enough food for the day you're not worried. Where am I going to get food today? Where am I going to get food from?
Those are the most key things that we need, as human beings. If we have acquired them, if we have them, each day we wake up, we should be grateful to Allah, for them.
We should be content that Allah has given us.
The other thing that comes out of affirmation of these characteristics unique to Allah Subhana Allah is patience.
The Divine Name are reserved is also applied by one being patient with the risk which Allah has allotted.
That provision which
has given us
we need to be patient with that state of acceptance is achieved on one hand, by truly believing that Allah knows best to whom he should give his risk,
when he should give it and how much will he give
Calif amadablam hubub. He was reported to have said, if something is meant to go elsewhere, it will never come your way.
But if it is yours by destiny, you cannot even flee from it, it will come to you wherever you are
complaining about our physical appearance, or our wealth actually means that we are complaining against arzak.
Instead, we should strive for riddle, contentment with a loss decree.
This is what is needed.
On the other hand, acceptance is achieved by avoiding the bad habit of always looking at those financially better off than us.
always saying, well, you look at what he has, look at what she has, look what they have.
No contentment can be achieved here.
I will read quoted, the prompts are seldom saying although the root element is Phantom income, while atoll Zhu Li men who are full cocoon.
Look to those below you and do not look to those above you.
It is better for you, in order that you do not deny what Allah has blessed you with. This is a general principle regarding material matters. Don't look to those above. Because there's always people below. If you looked at those above, you just become dissatisfied, you're constantly dissatisfied. But when it comes to spiritual matters, of course, you should look to those above you don't look to those below.
Because when you looked at those below you who are doing less than you think think, Oh man, I've really done it. You know, a good Muslim, I've got paradise grantee, look at all these people not doing what I'm doing.
You need to look to somebody above who is respected and making efforts, etc. and admire that, that must be not motivated by that to do more.
The third principle of Imam Ibn batal was to find hope, where there is a promise. And in many of the previous names, we had to say, well, there's no obvious promise in them.
You know, we had to derive issues of promises indirectly, either form additional uses of these names are from statements of the Prophet Muhammad SAW Salam in particular aspects of these names, or actual verses in the Quran, which you know, provide further reflection to deduce it, you know, from afar, it's not right in front of us. But in the case of the name of Rosa rasik. It is filled with divine promises of provision for everyone everywhere, in every way possible, and at any time that it is needed. This, these names are names of promise.
This reality is only properly understood by those who are conscious of a law and put their full trust in him. They find real hope in these names of Allah, which don't shake and Trump crumble at the first sign of failure or disappointment.
That is firmness they firmly hope from Allah.
Furthermore, they are motivated to take their hope one step further, and seek out various ways that our Razzaq can even increase their provision, there is increased risk, because it's the nature of human beings that you have. You're always looking for more this human beings are always looking how to improve their life and increase their provisions. It's built into the human genome. So much so that the
sanlam illustrated this to us, saying, if a son of Adam had two valleys of goals, Locanda Livni, Adam, why do young men Marlin?
He would desire a third.
Why the end Sandison?
For nothing will fill him up.
Except the earth of his grave.
Allah, Allah, Joe fun. Joe Fub niada Electra Rob,
that's the bottom line.
So it's natural for us to want more. And Allah made us that way. No problem. So the problems are solved them, he offered a variety of different halaal means by which we could increase our provisions. You know,
for many people, it's the easiest way is the haraam means by stealing the provisions of others, deceiving them, tricking them out of it, whatever, you know, get to their provision and increase our provisions that way. But the Islamic way is to make different efforts from ourselves from having done things from ourselves.
can be increased share carotid, and Nabla. See, he listed a number of different ways mentioned in the Quran and Sunnah in which we could increase
to mention just a few of them now. First was taqwa, God consciousness. And as Allah said, In surah, kolok verse two and three, and whoever has consciousness of Allah or my tequila,
he will make for him away out to jalna who Maharajah
and he will provide for him from where he does not expect it. Where Zuko in his life,
consciousness of Allah
puts you in that channel, in which
grace will come. increased risk will come for you
from where you didn't even expect it.
So if we're looking for it, then
that's definitely a step that we have to take
trust in God, reliance of Allah, whoever relies upon Allah,
then he is sufficient for you.
Indeed, Allah will accomplish His purpose. And Allah has already set for everything a decreed extent.
Maya tawakkol Allah for hospital
keeping good relations with the family.
province on Solomon said whoever would like his risk provisions to be increased, and his life to be extended, should upload soon story should uphold the ties of kinship.
By making that effort to keep the family together, that increases the risk, you know, because families there are always things happening, which may cause some element to fall aside or to be neglected or whatever people to be, you know, forgotten, etc. But if there are some there in the family who are concerned about keeping that family together, reaching out to all those who may fall by the wayside, or whatever, people forgot about them, forgot their situation, but they tried to bring them back and find help for them, etc. then
allow will increase their risk.
In terms of thankfulness, Allah said, and remember, when your Lord proclaimed, if you are grateful, I will surely increase you in favor.
But if you deny indeed my punishment is severe.
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And Allah said
forgiveness of your Lord Indeed, he is ever a Perpetual Forgiver He will send rain from the sky upon you in continuing showers and give you increase in wealth and children and provide for you gardens and provide for you, rivers
also giving in charity,
a lot said there and so Al Baqarah Who is it, that would learn a lot and good liloan
so he may multiply it for him many times over
and reciting the Quran itself. The prophet SAW Sallam said, the house in which the Quran is recited is increased in good
and the house in which the Quran is not recited, is decreased in good
and migrating for the sake of Allah.
Allah said, and whoever emigrates for the cause of Allah will find on the earth, many alternative locations and abundance.
So, there are many routes to increase our risk. We just have to take them
learn them from the Quran, and from the Sunnah, and apply them.
The fourth of the principles of women by Paul is fear, where there is a warning.
In this case, now we can say fundamentally, there is no warning in these two Divine Names rossett and Rosa, as they are basically promises of provision.
So there is no warning here. So we should not fear losing our risk, because a law as a result, grants provision to everyone. Whether we are good or bad, kinder, unkind Mas, miser or a popper
our allotted portion of this world will reach us.
However, if we do not use our property
provision properly, it will become a curse and a punishment for us on the Day of Judgment.
When we'll be asked about all the provision, which were given to us, and how we use it.
Where are we thankful?
Did we use them? To help us to worship Allah? By using it in a way pleasing to Him?
Or did we allow the provisions to distract us and blur the straight path until we could no longer see it anymore? Allah warns us of the danger of provisions of wealth and children saying, Why Allah mu Anima m walakum.
Our lad Newcomb, fitna and Allah in the who agilon Avi, and know that your wealth and your children are but a trial and that a law has with him a great reward.
wives and children are called trial,
excessive love of the provisions
money, and once children often impair the sincerity of a person's faith, and often leads humans to hypocrisy, treachery, and dishonesty for their sake.
The Quran therefore, clearly warns us, pointing out to the believers that excessive love of wealth and children will often drive people off the right path, as it is fundamentally a major test for them. That's what's in wealth. And children in some verses mentions wives wealth and children.
one's business, one's offspring, constitute a severe test for humankind, everywhere on the planet.
No matter how rich or poor people are.
Since these provisions have been put in our custody, to determine the extent to which we will observe the divine limits laid down by a law and at the same time, adequately perform our responsibilities related to them.
So what is essentially tested is the degree to which we are able to control our basic lower materialistic desires, which are strongly attached to our worldly possessions, while being able to act as servants of Allah, rendering all the rights of worldly life, in the manner laid down by Allah.
Furthermore, due to great strength of this attraction, and its grave dangers and consequences, Allah repeated this verse again almost word for word.
In one of the chapters at the end of the Quran surah
in the MA MA lucam, but our ladder comm fitna, while Allahu endo agilone, Avi, your wealth and your children are but a trial and allies with him a great reward.
Because this world is fundamentally a testing ground to determine who deserves and deserves is in quotes, quotations.
deserve when it comes to paradise?
No, nobody gets in simply because they deserve it.
It's a lot of mercy ultimately, which is going to take us but there is a role played by our efforts in dealing with the tests of this life, in order to get to paradise for which we were created. A lot created a place in Paradise and a place in hell for everyone.
And this is not because a lot doesn't know
already. Who does and who doesn't
have access or who will not have access.
So Allah is testing us because he needed to find out No, this is not the case. He doesn't need to find out, he already knows that.
Allah is doing this test
for those who are doomed to hell.
So that they would not claim that they wouldn't have chosen hell, if they were given a chance to live out their life's choices.
Which is why in the Quran, Allah only mentions that those doomed to hell just beg for another chance. They don't complain. They don't say, well, this wasn't fair, this way. But for sure, this is how humans are. And it's natural, that if a largest created us and dropped a straight inhale,
we're gonna say Why? Because it's created others and put them straight by environments, would say Why? Why was not put in paradise along with those who were put there. And if we are told, well, if you had lived out your life, you would have done this and that and that you'd have said, No, no, no, no, I wouldn't do those things. Knowing that there is God.
Knowing that, and knowing right and wrong, and being told by the prophet, by the righteous in the books, they're all around us. And we're gonna leave that and do wrong, no way.
We could never be convinced, would never accept, we would feel that the law is unjust, but was a lie, stop unjust. So we live it out. We go through it. But our creation
is primarily for paradise. Those of us who don't want it.
They have nothing to say when this world ends, and they end up
where they will not want to be.
on the day when people are being sent to hell, they will only say, Allah give us another chance. If you give us a chance, we come back, we will do it right.
We've seen we've heard, it's all clear. No crystal, give us a chance to go back. We'll do it right. And then Allah says no. Even if you are given a chance to go back, you would go back and do the same thing over again and end up where you are.
That's the bottom line. Because a lot to be fair, is not going to put you back in this life. Having seen hell and everything else, no, is gonna put you back like everybody else. You come in this world you hear about him, you hear about paradise, right and wrong and all these things, and then you have to choose.
And you will end up right where you were.
exist in everything in this world.
And we just have to see, we just need to open our eyes
and see the tests all around us. Look at everything as a test.
In order for us
to make the right choices, and not just do things
instinctively, culturally, from all these other different directions, no, we want to make these choices
based on understanding
mental choices, reasonable, logical choices based on the brain and the mind, and the heart of the lives given us
will now close our session,
calling on a law using these names, or law, yada,
yada Zack, we know and accept that you are the one and only provider, makers of those who are content with your provisions,
guidance to work hard, and use our provisions wisely and cause us to reflect on them.
guidance to deeds that increase your risk
and favor and favor us with Your mercy so we can enjoy in the best of all your provisions.
Yeah, Allah help us to pass the test of this life in the provisions you have granted us and bless us with the reward of gardens of Paradise in the life to come.
li walakum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
We will now shift to the second half of our program,
which is the Q and A
AR brother from Grenada Hamza.
I heard any mom say, before we do there is no saying Bismillah.
But I heard it's also recommended, please clarify.
presentations on the names,
and especially in the name of Allah, this is mentioned
that there is no Voodoo for one who doesn't say Bismillah.
It's that heavy.
Of course, as it's explained, then the saying of Voodoo here,
you know, is is from the completion of Voodoo, the perfection of Voodoo.
So, what it's what it's interpreted as
we'll do, is not perfect, without saying Bismillah So, the Imam who said that there is no Bismillah is just ignorant. He didn't know the saying, out of a lack of knowledge. May Allah guide him and the reference to the hubby's if you go back to our third session on the law, it's mentioned there
the heavy it's referenced everything.
Zoom guy do be wha
consider adding more Islamic Sciences at IOU such as degrees in Hadith and tafsir
Zach hamanako Hi.
so many other things to add
that I do hope that we'll be able to do that sometime in the future. But actually, our Islamic Studies Department is the most, you know, comprehensive it involves. So, many other
areas have been added to it more solid than any other departments, whether our education department, our Arabic department,
stomach banking and finance department.
Our It is his administration.
You know, all of these departments
have been added and there are more to come.
That we need to add as basic departments. Before we look to even expanding the existing departments, we did major expansion in the first four years of our program. And we started in 2010.
And we added to it
are the areas we have to now focus on providing access for other areas of study like Agricultural Economics,
mass communications, etc. Some of the more critical areas needed in the developing world.
But thank you for your encouragement,
Madeira tajudeen question. Regarding the moon sighting, we have three groups how boy, here we go again, the groups on the moon sighting, they announced the EAD in the first Ramadan itself, the first of Ramadan.
That means they're following the
calculations, scientific calculations
to moon citing those who do moons I think a second group on the 29th if the moon is that sided anywhere in Australia, they complete the 30th day.
That is the local sighting. So exciting for a particular region on it.
And the third, those if the moon was not signed in Australia,
they see it sighted in Indonesia.
follow I guess, the sighting in Indonesia.
Nigeria is saying okay, we follow the second method. That is there is not on the 29th we complete the 30th.
all of these methods
are valid methods.
The key is just that all Muslims agree. And they all do it, then that way. That's what's most important, if they all agree, so that there is one EAD,
then find whether we do it the first second way or Thirdly,
of course, the prompts are seldom did say su mulero Yeti fast when it is seen.
And of course in his day when he said that
it would only be known to the people of their locale.
The people of Makkah wouldn't necessarily know even between Mecca and Medina, because to get from if they saw it in Medina, in order to go to check in Mecca, did they see it in Mecca also or not? So we can agree on that at least where Hey, jazz, you know, we are the western part of Arabia. They didn't even do that. They went according to what was cited in Makkah, what we cited in Medina, what we cited in Basra or we cited in the maskers are cited, you know, Cairo, etc. People just went according to their local site. But technology
technological advancements have made
now possible to hear was this
week? So, should we still continue? Based on our original circumstance? You know, are we still giving the land only from the masjid without microphones?
Because something new, isn't it before when they made the gun and mastered the novelty, only those in the immediate vicinity would aerate
those in the outer parts of the city, you know, away from the where the masjid was, wouldn't hear.
So they had to come.
And if they heard they joined, now we have a means of our than then we have apps in our phones, we have all these other things. Do we ignore all of that? Of course, all of that is just for ease. And the browser as Alan said, yes, you will have to ask you to make things easy. Don't make it difficult for the people. So whatever is easiest for the people, if you're from, you know, you're in a community where everybody is, or most people are going according to the calendar calculations of the
scientists, they've calculated out,
you know, because these things are all following very strict. Listen, they landed on Mars.
Of course, the people say no, it's all Hollywood. Leave those aside, the majority of people in the world believe that they landed on the moon.
And they've landed that craft on Mars, how they managed to calculate and get it in place and land and all of that, how, how was that possible?
calculations. And two calculations, were correct. For them to be able to do it. Science has reached that point.
And the moon is the closest body to us.
one flight away. We have already landed on it. you've landed
rovers on Russians have landed on the Chinese have landed their vehicles on it.
how do you think they do that?
It's moving, the Earth is moving the air, the spacecraft that leaves the earth is moving, and how to coordinate and work, they obviously are calculating the movement. And they've calculated to the degree of accuracy that it is possible for them to actually
it's like two trains are going
and somebody wants to jump from one to the next.
How well you have to calculate the movement speed of that other train, you're not moving at exactly the same speed to jump and actually get on to the other one.
But it can be calculated.
And they've done it. So calculations, if all Muslims agree on the calculations, that's fine.
You know, it's not a must it's su mu mu 80. Okay, fast when it is cited.
You have your calculations, which tells you when it should be cited. So, of course, you don't give up citing you just forget don't even bother trying decided, you know, it's ready and paper. No, no, no, we still look because it's that 100% No,
but even the one who said I saw it is his seeing inside you know, citing is it 100% no way checking if somebody else from here and somebody else from there, take a pupil okay. Group agreed, okay, fine. Go ahead. So, the key, you know, shiffman beis had said when he was asked the same question or similar question, he said,
Go with the Gema
laws and is on the Jamaat the group,
there is where the successes
so where the majority of people are doing it one way just go ahead and do
you know, if you have a minority who, who say no, you if it's cited anywhere in the world,
sited in NACA,
enough for us, the whole world. We don't need to be going through all of these other things. It couldn't be simpler. And the prophets I said, I've said that, do you, sir? I agree 100%.
But we have people who have done things in a traditional way, and it is difficult for them to get out of it, they still want to do it the same way.
You know, I remember when I became a Muslim, and
I remember visiting, one of my friends at that time, would guess Captain Islam before me.
in Buffalo, I was living in Toronto at the time, went down to visit him, went into the bathroom to use the bathroom.
I followed, I found beside the toilet, there was a small bucket with stones, doubles,
smooth, relatively small pebbles right on the beach with doubles.
anyway, I went then use the bathroom as I normally use it, and, you know,
there was water there to wash oneself, etc.
afterwards, I asked, you know, the owner of the house, the brother said,
What was that, about? that
bucket of pebbles?
He said, Well, you know, it's in Santa Monica Salaam. You know, they used to wipe their behinds when they deprecated with doubles.
Okay, you know, that was 1400 years ago.
We have toilet paper. Now, I
don't think you're breaking the Sunnah. You know, by by using toilet paper instead of pebbles. You know, and you keep throwing these pebbles down, people come and throw this problem down your toilet, it's gonna block it, you're gonna have problems.
he was hardcore. No, this is the sooner
that's recorded in the Hadeeth. It's the sooner
so you know, you have to be ready
to go with the majority. If the vast majority favor a particular one of those three options, and my advice is just to go with them be with the Gema
question from Faisal Ali.
Some scholars say wearing trousers below the ankle is okay.
They say the holidays which talk about above the ankle it is specific people doing it. And it was a sign of arrogance.
Yeah, some people explained it that way.
are very clear.
The prophets I send them and said what is below the ankle?
is in the hellfire.
What do you do with that? That is just so clear.
Yes, there was an exception.
our Walker complained about his his are falling down below his ankle causing, you know, cook was able to tie it up his waist, I think it's his belt or whatever, he was using cord to tie it broken. So he was just, you know, I guess rolling it or whatever, and it could unravel and
go, you know, his ankle.
So it was beyond his control.
And the prompts are seldom said, You're not included. This is you know, you're not doing that out of arrogance.
do we take just the statement, you're not doing it out of arrogance. And so as long as you're not doing it out of arrogance,
that it's okay.
You didn't have any problem your belt isn't broken, nothing is happening. You know, you just can go ahead and choose a pants below your ankles, because you don't have an arrogance.
what I usually explained to
actually this not really concerning system? Because when the sisters asked about the process and said no, no, not you are, that it down cover up the feet,
that's a different situation.
But for the brothers,
when you go to a clothing store
and you are trying on paths,
and you go into the
changing room for trying on clothing, and you put on
the leg is above the ankle, and you look at it, look at yourself in the mirror, is
it and then you get another one which is down hanging down below the ankle, look at yourself in the mirror
hanging down on the ground or whatever.
And it's good.
To feel good.
So when you walk out with those pads, you feel proud. Got a nice pair.
And you put on the ones above the activity.
Isn't there some pride there and your choice has been made?
At this kind of subtle, it's not like in the olden days where, you know, the people who are the long claws dragging on the ground, they have to have servants carrying the clothing behind them. You know, that was those days, you don't have people Oh, it is still being done. The king and queen, you know, of various countries, when they get married and things occasions, they do have people carrying all this stuff.
But for most the average person, they're not faced with that.
So there is an element still.
In that path below the ankle, of arrogance of pride.
When Michael Jackson was wearing his pants above the ankle,
everybody started wearing it above the ankle, all those people who would only wear it below the ankle, you know, all of a sudden they're now wearing it. You can see their socks, this patch was short, because Michael Jackson was doing it style, all of a sudden it became
what happened to the sudden after it left style? Michael Jackson died. It's not popular anymore. People went back to the long pads.
we know that story.
Faisal is asking is in fact with the
The intention might not have been bigger.
It was to make sure people didn't keep eating after the adang goes.
But what it became was
because it was stopping people from eating and drinking 1015 minutes before the event when Islam allows them to continue eating until they hear the event.
So it became bitter.
It is preventing people basically making people feel it's haram
to eat and drink in that period of time the period of attack. So it is
it is an innovation and should be removed
from our Instagram students.
followers, well wishers
Do we have
what am I still elegant when I wear pants over the ankles?
If you feel arrogant, wearing pants over the ankles.
That's that arrogance that pride because you're proud of the Sun now you're rewarded for
if the arrogance was that you look like Michael Jackson. That's another problem. You know, that you have taken as your idol. You know,
had his own issues and problems is not really an example.
a good life
now the question from
Oh, that's nice. You also live on YouTube.
Is he also live on YouTube?
Was? Yeah. Are the program program? Yes we are.
side if the car is the report authentic.
That said we're almost said to a man in the masjid to go out and work.
High Risk won't rain from the sky? Or do we understand
tying the camel into our colonial law?
that is two questions in one. One, I will the Hadith or the narration, the author could say it's called an actor, when it's something about the Sahaba sabi.
addeth when it is, from a super loss or a solemn quote about him,
telling the man to go out and work
or risk won't come
like rain from the sky.
I don't think I've heard that before. But the concept itself is
And all we know the case on the process of
visiting the masjid, finding an individual praying there the whole time. Each time he visited the master and then eventually asked about who is providing for this man to see married as a family? Yes, yes, his wife and kids has always taken care of his wife and kids. He said well, the brother said the brother is closer to Allah, more pleasing to Allah than him.
is enough to tell us also that we have to make efforts in
terms of time to gamble.
This is a well known Hadith about individual coming in the masjid before sitting down with the process alum after making storica whatever.
He remembered that he hadn't tied up his camel outside the masjid tied into something so wouldn't run away. So he asked the prophet SAW Selim when he thought to get up and go out and tie it
which is more important sitting with the process and lemon getting the knowledge and just trusting in Allah about my camel or should I go out and do like Camelot sorta materialistic Should I just go back out and tap camel then come back and see?
So he asked about Salim about it and the process sanlam told him
Thai or camel and trust in Allah. Yeah.
So that's the idea that you know, you make your effort.
And then you put your trust in. You don't jump out of an airplane without a parachute.
Thinking or believing or saying
if Allah wants me to live, even though I've fallen 50,000 feet.
I will live. That's true.
Most people who fall out of planes 50,000 feet up,
But there are cases.
There in the Guinness World Book of Records
of people who fell, they went out. Of course they were going out with parachutes, but their parachute didn't open so they fell to 2000 feet wack broke almost every bone in their bodies, but they live to speak about it.
So what are you going to go by
who survived or you're going to go by the great majority who died
jump off the airplane without a parachute and trust in a lot.
So tying your camera in this regard to be putting on your parachute checking your parachute completely, making sure it worked good working order etc. You package yourself etc. You made sure everything
Then jump out, and Justin Clark.
Okay from her Instagram students, one of saying Islam says, marry a woman who can have many children. Is there any particular number two have that many kids
know the promise I sent him and just said, you know, does our job to Kathu?
You know, I've many
gifts, because I will be proud of you on the Day of Judgment
amongst the various nations.
So there's no Set number.
The more the merrier. Of course, if you can afford them,
if you can't afford them, then you have to be practical. You can't just keep having kids and thinking, Well, you know,
Allah will take care of them.
When I have the kids, the risk will come.
But in many cases, many times it doesn't.
So we have to look at what's the norm, the norm is that people have so huge families that don't have the means it becomes a trial for the whole family.
So it's better to keep smaller families. When your finances are
less as your finances grow, then you can you increase that's
dying your camel
from a mean
What about using a picture of the Kaaba in prayer, in a prayer mat, or in a mosque,
a big picture on the wall of the merabh to make it realistic, that praying towards
realistically praying towards the Kaaba is permissible, or is it like idol worship? Well, no, it's, it's not recommended.
You know, but
there's no harm. If you made a merabh in your house, for prayers at home, you pray in the mirror,
Rob is really not part of a mosque.
There was no prob in the process of last time, it was developed
some time later,
no matter how many 100 years later, whatever.
And it was to amplify the voice
and the Masters became bigger. So that the voice of the one exciting etc. to be heard by those behind them. That curved merab amplifies, it acts as an amplifier of the voice.
Now that we have amplifiers hooked up, you don't even need me Rob, it's now just really something cultural, and calm and all those parts of the world where that's all they have. They don't have electronic amplifiers etc.
In terms of you having a picture of the Kaaba on your prayer mat, so you know, you're looking at the Kaaba and you're making sujood on the Kaaba
meta to have a plain prayer mat with no distractions problems are salomina when when things distracted him like this is a curtain with images or with lines and things on it or they had a clothing which had lines and they got rid of the game Italy
in distracted him in his prayer. He didn't like anything to distract them with prayer. So the plain mat is best
is what a mustard
is winter I must
tahajjud is not a must.
since the hygiene is not a must,
then Witter cannot possibly be a must.
Which is Yeah, there's a phrase double coated with a wajib You know, it is recommended by the process and make the last prayer of the night with
an odd number. Class prayer 1359.
This was the recommendation of this
not an obligation
prayer of the hygiene itself is not an obligation.
Because somebody bear
since we're not sure exactly what day it is going to be, why don't we select the day that is known and celebrate our eat him of the morning decided, we don't fast the next. We pray on the next day. What do you say?
Don't do that.
The way we're doing it, and have been doing it through
the modes that cited, then
that's an email and we still have another day of fasting and we celebrate the eat, when the fast is over, that is
eight, celebrating charity, prayer
gathering. All of it
is according to the tradition which was done from the time of the Prophet solemn till today
from our instagramers is it considered backbiting? If I tell my mom that my friend cheats in his exams?
It depends on why you're telling your mom.
If you're telling your mom to try to convince her that it's okay for you to cheat too.
She's not good.
It's not good. It's backbiting. And besides that, it's not good because of what your intention was.
If you're telling your mom to get her advice as to whether you should stay with that person, keep that person as your friend then
it's seeking advice, and it's good to okay.
So it all goes back to what your intention was.
When performing Voodoo in the bathroom, should we say the draft will do in the bathroom? Or after we leave the bathroom?
Well, it depends on the structure of your bathroom.
If your bathroom is essentially a toilet
that people defecate,
urinate, shower, everything in sorts like a confined little space
is for many people that's what it is.
Then it's better to say your day out when you're leaving because otherwise you're saying you're drying the toilet.
But if your bathroom is like modern bathrooms many places where the toilet is over in a corner and you've got
bathtub and sink and everything else then okay
say you're dry you're not in the
area of the toilet that any longer you've moved away from there you can say it because really what was the bathroom in the time of the prophet SAW somebody
out back but where people are gonna walk
that's just out there. So the prophet SAW sent him with gold
with Anna Sydney Malik
trusty little servant
when he finishes the toilet with passing the water, clean up, etc. And we just shift the location from where he was doing his business and
make his will make his dry etc etc.
So just remember
what is the bathroom today and how the bathroom has evolved.
And to be clear,
say if the heart
is the report authentic the prompts are seldom said to a man in the masjid go out and work. Oh,
he talked about that already.
gotten fitter? Which one is better giving foodstuff or money depends on the circumstance.
The norm is to give foodstuffs.
That's the way normally but given needs, modern today needs financial value maybe more useful to them.
Shannon Shia Hannon Nariman? This series is this series available in ebook form
in Sharla once we completed
we will publish it, make it available in the book form.
Sister rasheeda Rashid if after fudger I'm too tired to stay up until sunrise.
Once getting up after sunrise Can I still make Schrock prayer?
Oh, it should up prayer is is done after sunrise. Schrock is means sunrise
Some say the two different prayers. Some say it's one of the same. But in the end, it's after the sunrise.
What is the best way to seek later to Qatar?
Pray tahajjud every night.
Prasanna Sallam said it will be in the odd nights, but you're not sure which are the odd nights, which are the eve nights. I mean, you've got numbers given to you. But these numbers can be corrected. Sometimes at the end of Ramadan. We started late, or we started early, whenever, you know. So I became even and even became odd and best way to be sure.
Make tahajjud every night.
Okay, from our instagramers. Chef, what do they answer to someone who asks, Why does God allows great
is why does God allow
anything bad to happen?
The bottom line is that
it's part of the test of this life.
Sometimes, bad things happen for good reasons.
Sometimes, good things happen for bad reasons.
The main thing is that we need to be on the right side
with regards to the good and the bad.
Avoiding the bad
as much as we can, and doing the good as much as we can.
And trusting in Allah.
Just simple as that.
if you read the story of Prophet Moses,
Friday, it was recommended to decide Surah Al Kahf. Read it.
The whole journey of Musa Prophet Moses with how the
Prophet cago as many scholars
it was a story story about bad things happening,
which were good
and which we should learn from.
My daughter is nine years old, I want to buy a book on the fundamentals of faith and biography of the Prophet promises.
That's suitable for her.
We're gonna find such a book.
There have been many, many written
in these times, I can't really
tell you one and say, Well, this is the one.
If you have this one, you don't need any others. Look and see what's available, make sure the information is accurate and
get it for
nine years old.
the series of Islamic Studies books from dar Salam and
iph International Islamic publishing house.
Now this in English are
My name is Akram My question is how do you reply to non Muslims saying that our Prophet was guilty of
wars such as better or hurt, etc, it was forcing slam on people. Well,
if they knew the history of the battles, he would know that he didn't force anybody.
People were taken as prisoners, they were let go.
As non Muslims,
it wasn't a requirement for them to accept Islam before they were freed.
So we know that's not true.
And in for the most part, what was called
struggles for survival.
The Meccans had sought to
drive the profit out from the Mecca
hunt him down, etc.
Until he found his way to Medina,
where he found support and
a new place to live
and spread the message peacefully
is not about forcing people
to accept this.
So the history
really rejects the claims of those who say that.
In any case,
there are records in the
Christian texts that profits fought
by there was David fighting against Goliath.
other prophets fighting against
pagans and either worshipers, etc. that's found
in the books of the Christians and between Christians and Muslims. We have the largest numbers of people believing in God, though their belief in God is different from ours.
But sharing similar traditions etc, prophets and
revelation and all this
and the Quran is very clear.
whoever wants to believe that in belief
whoever doesn't want to believe
that I'm not really
clear statements in the crowd. This is not to be forced on anyone.
There is no compulsion in religion clearly stated.
What is the Quranic equivalent for the term non Muslim?
Question does adding Zamzam water to normal water make exams I'm watching too.
Well, this is a questionable
in you take a eyedropper.
You have a whole glass of regular water and you drop one drop in there. Do you know how good the exams I'm
I think, you know, once goes over 50%
it's no longer exam time.
It's water with some thumbs up.
Yeah, call it dams and water
and it all
okay Sharla with that.
We'll close up our session. It's time to break fast. subhanak Allahumma Ambika shadow lala land and the stop firaga on it.