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In the Names of Allah – 20 – al-Fattaah
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Salaam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh
like to welcome you all to our 20th session.
as usual, we're welcoming our students,
as well as newcomers from different parts of the world.
And we can begin today with
greetings walaikum salam
playon in Medina
who makes the dua
for all the believers to be saved from the Hellfire this month.
is zero Dean
from Melbourne, Australia, he gives his greetings
and prayers that Allah accepts are a bad our acts of worship
and the Biba heart men.
From Dusseldorf today she's
reaching out and greeting us from the siddarth Germany. Madeira tajudeen
y la comme Salaam
I pray that you and your family are also fine. And the families of all of our students present in Sharla
Indian occupied Kashmir
greetings to you also.
And chef Sadat. So
from the Gambia welcome
back Luffy calm Khan. Allah bless and protect the Muslims who are 95% of the Gambia
and may you guide
the remaining 5% to Islam
yes mean it's my
sensors alarms from South Africa. naef Davidson from Ohio, USA walaikum salam, Roshan Ali
while they come slam
that's quite a name
Zainab from Mangalore, India
why they come Salaam and I visited Mangalore
10 years ago.
Muslims they're doing well along with the Muslims of Bangalore.
from Ireland while they come Salaam Abu Bakr Abdullah
Shaikh Aziz are rough man choudry waalaikumsalam
from Bangladesh, Abubakar Hassan
from Maiduguri, Nigeria, and he
said Imani rahmatullahi wa barakatuh from Alabama USA. Welcome alaikum Salaam
They're a man
Why they come Salaam, Montreal, Canada that is
Allah bless your family. Jamal Hashmi
Aaron Cotter attending the first lecture today.
19 sessions late, but welcome anyway, it's never too late.
You can always get back to the earlier sessions
Omar Ali, I like la Kuma Salaam tasneem. Muhammad
Ali Khan, salaam wa Rahmatullahi wa barakato.
And Abdur Rahim
also from Qatar, here in Qatar,
welcome Salaam to you here.
I'm abon mobarak
and may we all catch a little other?
And the question which was asked in our last session, how can we be assured and my advice was, Do tahajjud every night,
every night of the last 10
as we did taraweeh every night of the previous 20
we also have from Medina, Abu asiyah
Medina city of the Prophet Medina to Rasool, as was the original name got shortened down to Medina because Medina just mean city used to be known as yathrib.
with the province I sell them making hedra there, it became known as Medina to our Rasul Medina to Rasool the city of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasalam.
Waiting greetings to you even al Islam, Polycom Salaam
to Abu icme Allah love you for loving me for a sake.
Minnesota. Oh, that's from Massachusetts, and junie Ali
to you from Saudi Arabia.
And last but not least, sister Muna
by alaikum Salaam
as well as
yes. May Allah accept you as for us and for the oma
accept our Ramadan.
With that now, we'll start
in sha Allah
Okay, starting in
Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim.
Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah al Karim wala Ali was happy woman is standing up asuna de la Almaden.
This is session 20
in which we will be looking at the 27th name alfetta the great reliever
In the opener,
the Quranic location
in one location surah Saba verse 26
where a lot says, college Matt Robaina rabona from my after Dana, Bill Huck. Well who will
say Our Lord will bring us together then He will judge between us in truth and he is the all knowing judge
it is also mentioned in a plural form file fatty he'll but Hyrule fattier in.
In surah, Al are off verse 89.
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will enter Hyrule fattier in our Lord judge between us and our people in truth, for you are the best of those who give judgment.
In terms of the meaning linguistically the Divine Name and Fatah comes from the trilateral route, far
and is derived from the verbal noun muster, fat or fat
which literally means opening.
However, it is also used figuratively to mean victory
as in the phrase, fat Mecca,
the conquest of Mecca. That's the victory over the pagan Meccans.
Or in the verse, Elijah and also law he will fetch
when the help of Allah and victory comes.
it is used, as we said,
by referring to an opening of a blocked way,
or by judgment between people,
by the opening of the door of understandings is figurative usage between them.
As indicated in the verse we mentioned earlier,
it is more closely related in the literal sense, to the English word relief
by way of help, victory and judgment.
Fatah is the intensive form of the present participle fatty
indicating continuous opening, or great relief.
According to lexicology. The word Fatah has four main meanings. The first meaning is to open,
unlock or reveal and make clear. The second meaning is to make someone or something victorious. The third meaning is to judge or to decide. And the fourth meaning is to permit or grant.
This route appears 38 times in the Quran in eight derived forms. For example,
for dafna, we opened the verb
and fat who the victory is is a noun ma t who keys also an
al Fatah is the ultimate judge who decides to open gates that no one else can touch.
In both the literal and symbolic sense, both physical and spiritual.
He is the ultimate source of victory and success. So relative to Allah, this Divine Name and Fatah generally means that he is the righteous and just judge between these creatures.
According to his legal and creational laws,
it also means, the one who opens the doors of risk, which are talked about that in the names previous names are rasik and are rezac. He opens the doors of risk and Rajma we talked about that, in dealing with a rough man and or him.
So, he is Al Fatah who opens the doors to both provision and mercy for his creatures as well as all of the other attributes that directly relate to the creatures.
It is he who relieves complex and difficult situations. So, in times of depression, etc, is the one that we should turn to, to open the door to
a clear mind, a settled mind,
a mind at rest.
He opens hearts and eyes to the truth, to see the truth. And it also means and Nasr,
the helper of his oppressed creatures against their oppressors,
this is the promise from Allah.
Moving on now to the application.
According to open bottles, four principles, the first being to to adapt the name and its attributes where applicable.
Since this name alfetta
is directly connected with fair and just judgment between the laws creatures.
We can adapt it in all circumstances
of our lives.
In also circumstances of our lives in the sense that
we wherever we're asked or expected to make decisions and judgments, which affect other people and even ourselves,
we can adopt the name as it applies to Allah being unjust judge.
If we judge using laws laws in his book and the Sunnah of His Messenger, we will be rewarded by a law and if we do not, we will continue to suffer.
The reality is that if we judge by other than a laws laws, we will not be just judges, but instead we will be oppressors. As the law said, Amen. lamea comb demands Allah Allah for Allah eco masala moon, whoever does not judge by what a law reveals are the oppressors.
After hundreds of years of domination by the colonial powers of the West, Islamic laws fell into abuse or disuse. And most Muslim countries adopted Western laws, while sidelining the laws of the mighty Sharia, which had governed them for over 1000 years.
Something no other nation has done.
We can apply these divine this sorry, we can apply this Divine Name alfetta in our lives, by reviving the Sharia
bringing it back
to reality in our personal lives
by giving precedents to the Sunnah, over our cultural norms. And we can apply this name
in our work lives by setting up businesses according to the principles of the Sharia.
So, Islamic banking, which is new in the world, relative to modern systems of banking, which is completely Riba based
in the 70s and the latter part of the 70s
proposed an alternative set of banking principles, which came to be known as Islamic banking.
So if we set up our businesses, according to Sharia principles, then
a last month Allah will bless them, give them success, and we will truly be servants
to the oma, will be of service to the oma, remembering that the prophet SAW sent him and said, Hi to NASA, and far homeliness, the best of people are those most beneficial to people.
So Islamic banking will save the oma from Riba with so many Muslims are caught up in today, as well as connected to it is Islamic insurance to save us from those insurance companies and systems, which many of us are forced to use, because there's no other option and you can't drive a car without insurance. And in those countries that don't have Islamic insurance, then you end up with standard insurance companies whose insurance plans, you know, are against Islamic financial principles.
It's not necessarily a rebar issue that we are looking at here. But it is issues which have to do with gambling, because, you know, the way it is set up, it's a gamble, you know, you bet with the insurance company, that you will die before giving them the money that they promised to give you if you die, right. And they're betting you that no, you will live long enough for us to get the money we promised you plus more, along with
10s of 1000s of others. And when you die, no problem to give you that
amount. Because we have already made
so much profit from the getting that money from you and reinvesting it elsewhere and all this all kinds of things. So the bottom line is that, you know, we need to bring the Islamic principles to bear in all aspects of our lives.
We need to apply the Divine Names, and this particular Divine Name in our political governance, by reviving the Sharia, in our country's constitutions as Muslim countries constitutions, we can't insist that they be in western constitutions, we may propose them. And if people are convinced of the goodness and the benefit from them, and they adopt them hamdulillah we can't be striving or trying to impose that on others, where we are a minority etc.
We need to apply
this Divine Name and Fatah
by banding together as Muslim countries
and Muslim oma to be able to save our oma when it is suffering, like in Palestine, or in Myanmar, or in
Syria, in Yemen, etc, etc. You know, we're waiting for the other countries to save our people. You know, they're sitting and discussing about what to do in Yemen, it should be Muslims, who should be the ones
judging that situation, correcting it and protecting the oma.
attribute a name of Allah and Fatah, it calls to pan Islamism.
That Islam, global Islam
is a reality that we should strive for.
Which was called to by early reformers at the end of the colonial era.
the leader of Turkey
is also sharing this spirit and trying to bring the oma
along with other leaders who have spoken out about this necessity
from another perspective,
they the Divine Name, Al Fatah
underlies a meaning,
which is that of opening doors literally,
as well as figuratively, to open the door of understanding the teachings of Islam. We have another name for that. It's called Dawa,
inviting others to Islam.
And great emphasis is placed on this principle in the teachings of Islam. So much so that the prophet SAW Selim had said that the reward of guiding one person to Islam is worth more than anything else in this world. Anything we consider to be valuable. It's worth more. The province on Sunday was reported by solid massada saying
the Ania de Allahu bica Romulan hi Ron laka Minh and he akuna laka Cameroon Nia
or Cameroon Nam
four a lot to guide someone by your hand is better for you than having what is literally read Gamble's and of course, we wonder, okay, what's so great about having read camels? Well, camels were considered the most valuable property in ancient Arabia, and the red variety was the most prized of all.
Consequently, the process alone here indicates that being a factor, an opener of doors to the understanding of Islam, and thereby guiding others to the truth is worth more than our most prized possessions in this world.
And not only is this something good and recommended, it goes beyond that to the point of obligation.
Calling to allies generally considered by scholars of Islam has an obligation on every Muslim according to his or her ability.
It has been instructed by Allah in the Quran and by Prophet Mohammed Salim in his Sunnah.
Allah said, are the oil as a builder of bakeable Hekmati? Well, Mo as a tin hustler, called to the way of your Lord with wisdom, and good preaching.
The province on sanlam is personally addressed in this verse. By extension, of course, all individual believers are instructed to invite people to Islam.
In case this instruction was perceived, as limited to only certain individuals, like scholars or groups, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam himself, broaden the scope of responsibility by making it the individual responsibility of everyone who had any knowledge of Islam, ballyhoo Annie, whoa, ire, he said, convey from me, even if you only have a single verse of the Quran.
The problem of all those who disbelief is that they don't understand people who are logical.
That simple verse
truth which hasn't been grasped in our time, except by Muslims.
That unique oneness of Allah, nada one that is three and one
like water being solid, liquid and gas.
But a unique one, like which nothing is
worshipping idols or other human beings or animals or whatever, is totally unacceptable.
And the answer to it is called hula hoop.
So we all have that that's the surah that everybody prays with
We all know it. Just that simple first verse, the concept of a law's idea
of his unique oneness. If we can convey that we have conveyed the essence of the message of Islam
chefman buzz from Saudi Arabia. He had said Dawa is an obligation on everyone who has the ability to do so. From scholars to Muslim rulers and missionaries, until the message of Islam reaches every corner of the earth, in the various languages
to its peoples.
This is the type of propagation of the Islamic message that Allah has commanded.
He most high instructed Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam to disseminate the message of Islam, saying, Yeah, your Rasul, Bella Roma Zilla in a coma Robic or messenger convey
what has been revealed to you from your Lord.
That's thus it was obligatory on the messenger to deliver the message in the same way that it was obligatory on all the messengers of God
may allow us peace and blessings be upon him, and upon all of them.
Therefore, it is obligatory on the whole nation, from rulers, scholars, to businessmen, and others, to convey this religion from Allah and His Messenger, and explain it to the people in their various languages.
This is a clear recommendation by one of the leading scholars of our time of our era,
from Saudi Arabia ship in Bath, blind chef.
The second principle of women bottle is to
affirm or confirm where the name is unique and inapplicable.
Now ultimate judgment with justice belongs to Allah alone.
We apply the Divine Name al Fatah, utilizing this knowledge by trusting that his decisions are what are best,
no matter how unfair they might appear,
in inheritance to portions given to a male, one portion to a female
people raise the issue, this is unfair, but when you look into the depth of it, you will know that No it isn't. It is very fair. And it's fair to be that way.
is a laws all annoying attributes allow him to see the unseen and the unknown, when making decisions. So what appears to us to be unfair, unjust, etc.
Where a law has prescribed it, no, we should be certain that in fact, this is fear, fair and just we affirm and confirm this name by accepting his other judgment as being what is ultimately best, as he said, in the home Fit for Life, lie Allah Maha Illa, who
he has with him, the keys to the unseen, known only to him.
A classic example of this reality
can be found in the biography of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam
towards the end of his blessed life, in 628,
when he was prevented by his enemies from the Quraysh tribe, who controlled Mecca, to go there, in order to make Amara, the minor pilgrimage even though he had already set out from Medina
there was a truth's
arrangement made or
they had stopped open,
battling between Mecca and Medina etc.
he met with Croatia leaders at a place called her davia which was nine miles from Mecca and signed a treaty.
was revealed at that point in fatahna lack of fat one will be.
Surely I have given you a clear victory.
When the prophet SAW sanlam revealed this to his companions, his followers were with him.
Almighty Mm hmm. Bob was astounded.
How could the treaties terms be considered a victory
they appeared to him completely disadvantages to the Muslims.
Any male Muslim who fled to Medina without his guardians permission would be returned to Mecca
and not vice versa.
And they were not allowed to go on O'Meara that year.
This was the deal.
However, the pact gave political and religious recognition to the growing community of Muslims in Medina. And it allowed Muslims to enter Mecca The following year,
at which time the city would be completely emptied for three days to allow the Muslims to perform their pilgrimage rights.
Further Furthermore, the number of people who embraced Islam,
beginning shortly after the Treaty of Philadelphia, was so great that when the Quraysh broke the treaty Two years later,
in 630, Muslims conquered Mecca without a fight. So it was, in fact, in spite of
what seemed to be a loss, it was in fact, a great victory.
Further looking at
the name, the Divine Name alfetta.
With regards to the dollar, opening the doors to understanding Islam,
the name al Fatah
that it implies that
we are responsible. The believers as a whole are responsible in carrying this message and not making people believe
we're not responsible to make them accept Islam. So we're not to be forcing it. We cannot open hearts and minds that are close to Islam on willing to listen to and learn.
So we shouldn't feel disheartened when we appear to fail, and our efforts are rejected.
The third principle
which is that of
finding hope, where there is a promise in the Divine Name
in the case of Al Fatah,
it contains promises of help support and ultimate victory within its many meanings.
Furthermore, the prophets are seldom described other ways of Allah opening doors to him and his well known saying
my unity level, be higher on the factor houfy Dean, whoever Allah wishes good for
he gives him or her a deep understanding of the religion
but such blessings are the result of concerted efforts on our part and not just supplications Yes, it is true that a lot did say what duckula you are where you are limo como la. Fear Allah and Allah will teach you.
So some people took it to me and Okay, all you need to do is to pray to Allah sincerely
being fearful of him and he's going to teach you
just like that. It will come like a
bolt of lightning from the sky or whatever, you will just have the awareness you will know the answer you will know what to say and everything else.
we should fear him by tying our camel.
That is by seriously studying and sincerely researching and not by blindly trusting, which is called tawakkul. Instead of tawakkol.
trusting that Allah will miraculously reveal it to us without having to make any effort.
This is not the way
dying the camel means that we
take the necessary steps make the necessary effort, and then we trust in Allah that we will receive that result.
So I'll Fatah Allah. Allah Himself said,
leanness millrock, matin.
Fela mom cicala, whatsoever Allah
opens to people of His mercy, none can withhold. Well, my young sick fella, fella Morrissey, la la,
wahoo Alesis Hakeem, and whatsoever he withholds from them, none can release after his withholding, and he is the Almighty, the all wise.
This verse impacts beautifully on the hearts of the believers, as it reminds them that everything happening to them is under a fatass divine control. Consequently, we should not hesitate to close doors for your sake, by leaving bad habits wrong friends, are places of sin, even if it causes us physical hardship,
and he will open doors for us to good.
We should never despair, nor give up. We only need to sincerely remember that alpha data can give us a way out.
If all the relationships in our lives are made some subservient to our relationship with Allah, Al Fatah, we have succeeded. If not, we are doomed to failure
in regards to opening the doors of Islam to the world, we do need to be patient
as we cannot guide whom we please. As the law said, in the culatta the man alphabet, Allah can Allah yeah de Maya. Indeed you cannot guide whom you love. But Allah guides whom He wills
we all know the story of Abu Talib, the beloved uncle and foster father of Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam whom the prophets are always alum wanted to accept Islam at all costs. However, despite all his efforts upon till a Bhutanese deathbed
he couldn't and wouldn't declare his faith.
As devastating as it was for Prophet Muhammad Salah
when he died,
it will remain a major Dawa lesson to all the generations who follow Him until the last day.
The reality is that most people come to Islam
after a long faith seeking journey,
it's not a dream. And all of a sudden people are accepting Islam. Now people do have dreams, premonitions and all these other things. But usually there are a combination of a number of factors, which eventually caused them to accept Islam.
Consequently, only very few begin their search and ended with the same person. The first time a person asked about Islam with you, and then they give Shahada or declare Islam in front of you. That is rare.
It's rare, I mean,
It does happen. Let's say it doesn't. In circumstances of group Dawa, and things like this, we do have numbers of people 1020 accepting Islam all at one time having heard a message they had never heard before. But for the majority of people, it's not happening that way.
When the declarations of faith are made,
it is usually after many steps on the road,
someone may start the person off, and many others help on the way. And someone else finally helps the person to declare their faith.
So, the responsibility of the dye, the Fatah
is to convey the message and not insert faith into people's hearts aligned form is messenger, and the followers saying in Namah, la Kal Bella, while in LA SAP, your responsibility is only to convey the message and taking them to account is on me. That's for Allah.
The fourth principle of Ibn batal is to have fear where there is a warning in the name.
And there is no obvious warning in the Divine Name and Fatah. Except for the fact that a loss sometimes opens up the gates of material success as a bit in order to learn those astray, with a false sense of security until it's punishment suddenly befalls them in the midst of their enjoyment, totally unaware of its coming. A lot said in Surah An arm so when they forgot what they were reminded about a llama nesu marzuki Ruby fattoush na la him a guava coalition. I opened the doors of every good for them,
until when they in which joining were given and what they were given. I suddenly sees them
in dumbfounded confusion and despair.
In the first century
of the Christian error,
and 79 see,
a mountain in Italy called Vesuvius erupted and spewed giant masses of lava, volcanic gas and volcanic ash and molten rocks at 1.5 million tonnes per second
to a height of 33 kilometres, an sp speed of 100 kilometres per hour.
25 meters of poisonous mixture of gas, lava and ash completely buried three first century Southern Italian cities, including Pompey
by the time the surveus.
The eruption sputtered to an end. The next day, is only for one day.
The ones thriving and sophisticated Roman city pumpy was buried under millions of tons of volcanic ash. About 2000 Pompei Ian's were dead. But the eruption killed as many as 16,000 people overall.
No one knew that Vesuvius was a volcano since it hadn't erupted for more than 1800 years.
It is believed that the tragic the tragic incident occurred on the 24th of August in 79 ad
exactly one day after the religious festival for the Vulcan
Roman god of fire, or for Vulcan Vulcan was the Roman god of fire.
In the year 1748 pumpy was rediscovered.
Is 1700 years later
and it was excavated, providing an unparalleled, accurate logical record of the everyday lives of pump his ancient civilization. Due to the thick layers of ash and Pumas and the lack of air and moisture, the artifacts found in Pompei were perfectly preserved.
Prior to the tragic, the tragic volcanic eruption,
Pompey was a thriving resort city, near modern day Naples, which was inhabited by wealthy Romans, and was home to an estimated 15,000 people.
it can come as suddenly have that in one day.
In the context of applying the Divine Name, Al Fatah, in the field of Tao.
Allah warned Muslims of the severity of consequences for not shouldering this obligation, as required.
Allow one those of us who did not fulfill our responsibility in this regard, I miss curse and the curse of all of his creatures.
He said it's well Barbara, res 159. Indeed, those who hide the clear messages and guidance that I've revealed, after I've made it clear to people in the Scripture, those are cursed by law and cursed by all who would curse
Allah, Allah Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah noon.
And the province on solemn further stressed the gravity of sin of hiding knowledge saying, Man ketema elmen memory and found love will be fee I'm going to NASS.
amerind Amrit Deen
al jemalloc yo multi ama Billy jammin manana. Whoever hides the knowledge by which a lot of benefits people and their affairs of religion, Allah will bridle him or on the Day of Judgment
with a bridle from the hellfire.
So to have knowledge of Islam, but not conveyed to others, constitutes high hiding knowledge. Hiding knowledge may be a deliberate act, wherein a person has the intention to keep the knowledge away from other people.
This may occur in cases where people are asked about Islam but refused to reveal its teachings due to racial or tribal concerns. For example, in years past, some Indians of Guyanese
or Trinidadian origin,
refuse to teach African Guyanese and African trinidadians about Islam due to their racist belief that Islam was only for Indians.
That was common.
Likewise, some African Americans, following the racist doctrines of the Nation of Islam,
or influenced by them have refused to explain Islam to European Americans, as they consider them to be devils, or simply the enemy.
Hiding knowledge may also be a passive, unintentional act, whereby a person has the knowledge, but neglects to convey to others due to reasons of shyness or feelings of inferiority, etc. And an example of passive hiding of knowledge may be found in the case of many immigrant Muslims who live study and work among non Muslims for many years, without ever saying a single word to them about Islam.
immigrant Muslims to America to Canada to the UK, etc.
Consequently, we, and those around us who are near and dear need to beware of falling into this cursed category of knowledge hiders
Knowledge Seekers is what we should be, but knowledge hiders we should never be
so that inadvertent
put ourselves in this cursed state of being amongst those who prevent people from knowing Islam. Because that classmate, that colleague at work, or neighbor,
who we never said anything to Islam about though we talked to them about everything else under the sun,
their home country,
their families, their vacations, their
holidays, whatever. We talked to them, their children, etc, etc. We talk we talk every day, but we never mentioned this.
What do you think on the day of judgment?
When they are raised up, what did they gonna say to a law about us? Are they gonna say Oh, Allah bless so and so. He was my colleague, he was my or she was my neighbor,
friend, whatever. No, they're gonna say, oh, Allah, Kirsten.
curse them punish them because they never said anything to us about Islam. So we need to be aware of such a situation.
In closing our session today
calling on a lie using this name.
Oh Allah. Yeah Fattah we know that you're always opening for us. Each and every one of us daily, closed doors and gates, according to your wisdom.
So open for us the doors of your mercy, and open for us the gates to your pleasure.
grant us victory over our enemies from within and from without
whether we deserve your support or not, for you are the almighty protector of the faithful
who are today suffering all over the world under the global domination of a materialistic civilization.
Yeah, Allah accept us as humble callers to you and servants of your religion and its followers.
Make us fat elite openers of the way for others and grant us all the full rewards of contentment and satisfaction
in this life
yeah Fatah, you are the helper reliever, the giver of victory help us relieve us and grant us the ultimate victory of Paradise everlasting.
li walakum wa Rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh
We will now shift back to our third segment of our class which is that of questions and answers q&a
which people are very eager
though few of the questions tend to be from the presentation.
Of course I may
understand from it or take from it that Oh, presentation is boring, people are not interested. They will just want to ask their questions. They came here to ask questions or the other approach the positive the glass which is half full instead of the glass which is half empty.
That the presentation was complete covers all the main issues and they are clear. So much so that people don't even need to ask any questions. So inshallah we pray. It was the latter and not the former.
Okay, first question from zebibah Hartman. Can we do so do the sugar while seated because of a knee or back problem
Well, I guess if we can make Salah
seated because of knee and back problems, I think we can make sujood likewise,
especially if the fod prayer is prayed that way.
Even if the five prayer wasn't,
but you know one is suffering, because some people might push themselves to
with full sujood even though they're in pain and suffering,
not realizing that the prophets of Salaam had said that the new use of the religion is easy.
So, putting yourself in painful situations, is not required. Allah does need your pain.
Yes, it's true. Every pain that the believer suffers, wipes away sin. And this is why people got into self flagellation, beating themselves with whips and knives and
monks deny themselves
comfortable clothing when raw wool and
living in holes in the ground or in the mountains or whatever, suffering, believing that that would elevate them spiritually. But this is not the way of Islam.
Second question from Muna. In our family, there's a rule or tradition that the daughters in law or a newly wed bride should give salams to the elders by touching their feet.
Is it permissible to do that
touching their feet?
Well, it's definitely not from the sooner
I guess there's no harm.
Though, if it involves bowing, you know, and doing it, you know, if one just goes down, without going forward and bowing as if you're bowing to their feet when you're touching, you know, so it doesn't give an outward appearance of prostration or like it before
others on their feet, etc. Then, inshallah
it's not what something I would advise that you teach your children,
it's probably good to give it up. But where it is widespread,
firmly established, and you really can't do too much about it. People feel insisted if you don't feel insulted if you don't,
then you consider these matters.
from our Instagram students.
question Can someone abandon a sinner forever Even when the sinner apologize?
Can someone abandon a sinner? What depends on what you mean by abandon?
We know if the person gives alarms
you should return alarms.
So there is no abandonment from that perspective.
doesn't talk with the other person
avoids them moves away.
This is all permissible.
You know, it's permissible.
Then ABS question how to read the DW RS to protect children.
Do you blow on them after reciting three equals and I too could see.
Do you need to read it individually? For every child?
Yeah, you can blow on them. You know, blow on your hands.
You make the recitation in your in your hands. And then as you normally would wipe it on your body, you can wipe it on them.
permissible as I say used to
blow and wipe on the process alum when he couldn't do so himself. And he didn't tell her not to.
If you want to do it for each child, you can. If you want to do it, bunch them all together and do it for the group. You can.
great flexibility in this Sharla
hope you are well does brushing your teeth break your fast? No, it doesn't.
As long as you're not swallowing
material, you know, when you brush your teeth, you shouldn't spit it out, wash your mouth, spit it out, you don't swallow. So as long as you're not swallowing, then it's perfectly okay. Probably monocytes, alum
companions, they did use the miswak. Even while fasting.
From Mila, again, there is a fear of death in me that I'll die before I can please a law. Like when I go out, I feel like I'll die by an accident or something. I'm only 15. What can I do in this regard? Well,
what you do is
when you go out to wherever it just you remember a lot, this is a means of remembering a lot. And being aware of the closeness of death is
something which the prophet SAW Selim recommended. He said that, you know, remembering death is also you know, it kills the crazy pleasures that people may get themselves involved in
just seeking, you know, happiness in this material world, and oftentimes, in ways which are impermissible. So, if you, as a young girl,
when you go out, you feel that there's a chance you might die. And that's real. Every time we step out of the house, it's a chance, every time even in our houses, we could die.
You know, every time we close our eyes,
we could not open them again, this is all possible. It happens to people all around the world. People go to sleep and don't wake up. So that's the reality. But what we do is we use that reality, to correct ourselves. So when we go out, we try to do the right thing. So if death comes to us, then it comes to us while we're doing the right thing.
That's name Muhammad. Chef, can you please do lectures on Zika? and insurance?
Why there are many other lectures
on Zika and insurance online
given by experts in Islamic economics,
so I would recommend that you hear from them, hear from the experts, you know, rather than from somebody who knows something about it, but this is not their expertise.
I'll go rhythm. When was the Koran written and Who wrote it?
Who was Muhammad's real father?
If I want to learn about the life of Muhammad, what should
what sources do you suggest?
Should I go to sources from the time of Muhammad and those who knew him? Or should I go to the source that came 600 years after Muhammad?
Which one is better?
Well, that's a lot of questions.
In terms of
when was the Quran written, you know this, there's a history for that.
And just to say briefly that it was written down in the lifetime of the Prophet, may God's peace and blessings be upon him himself.
And it was compiled into a single text,
a year after his death,
long as he was alive, of course, he had memorized the whole thing. So he was teaching those around him, those were able to write wrote,
after his death, within a year, the whole text was written as a text compiled text. And within a few years later, then copies were made of this text, and sent to the main centers of Islamic
civilization at that time. And that is why today, wherever you go, there's only one core
you may find many Bibles.
You may find many Hindu scriptures, versions of the Scriptures, etc. But there's only one Quran
in terms of who was the real father
of Muhammad says enemies known, you know, is known.
his name was Abdullah
but he was not a Muslim.
And no great significance is given to him.
Wilds his mother was
Prophet, my mother was pregnant.
And, you know, this is really when people read about that aspect of his biography. You know, it's, you can see, you know, him being raised and our friend and you know, Alex's mother died after that is raised by his family, uncles, etc.
you can get in
any of the books available on the life of the Prophet, probably one of the best ones is the book written by a compiled and written by
Dr. Salah D, an Egyptian Libyan professor,
he has compiled a very authentic and reliable biography
where he also extracts from it, the lessons learned, you know, because the reading of the biography, for us,
is not just the ritual, the life of the Prophet was a blueprint. So we read it to extract from it, the
benefits that we can apply to our
lives, daily lives.
the issue is, whatever texts are authentic, reliable, whether it was written 1000 years ago, or whether it is written yesterday
are useful. You can read and gather the information that you need.
And, you know, there's no end of information available about the Prophet. May God's peace and blessings be upon him.
Do you have anything from our Instagram? students?
Nope, are all the gym locked up during Ramadan or just the strong ones?
Yeah, the problem is that solomid said that the shell team that is the evil amongst the jinn. So it's not how the jinn are locked up, is the evil amongst the jinn. You know who
words that are locked up. And whether that means literally
as many people take it to mean or figuratively, in that the evil forces are less effective, where people sincerely fast. So where people a nation now engages in fasting. So the satanic forces that would normally be very influential in their lives, their day to day lives, they have been sort of held back, blocked off.
So this is the what this is the metaphorical usage of the locking up, you know, whether it is this or that, or an element of both.
God only knows best. But the end result is that
we know that evil still exists during Ramadan.
So, it's not all the evil.
It's not all the evil gin.
we are given an added opportunity to do good
in this month of fasting,
which is not available to us and the rest of the year where we are not fasting. Of course, whenever a person fast, he or she
gets access to that benefit. It's not quite the same as Ramadan, where, you know, this is a special month, and everybody around you is doing it. But you know, outside of Ramadan, you may be the only one doing it. So it doesn't have the same kind of impact. So it's a greater struggle, but elements of it are still there, even outside of Ramadan.
Hi, Elizabeth Shar
asks, Is it true that if an odd night falls on a Friday, it is most likely lead to other? No.
There's no evidence for that.
The province on Sunday and didn't say that. Then
we can say it.
And people will say it. They might say yes. We think
our chef told us
the pier had a dream.
to tell us but that's not our Deen. Our religion is not based on that. It's based on Allah, Allah. Allah said, Allah Rasul Allah, and the Messenger of Allah asset.
And what the Messenger of Allah said, and what the law said, As explained to us, by the Sahaba, by those companions around the prophets, they are critical, because they preserve the meaning the text game, but we know in other religions, the text is there, there are a billion
verses in the Bible, you can find from one end of the Christian world to the other 1,000,000,001 explanations different
and nobody can say this is right that that was wrong, no way.
in the Islamic context, we did have one the text and the prophet SAW Selim clarifying
We not only had his clarifications, his Sunnah, but the companions, his followers, who were around him, when the revelation came, saw him, apply the revelation
had the deepest understanding of what the revelation was about revelation of Islam, and they conveyed to us
further its meaning. Now, this is our solid foundation
from which we can extract knowledge. So
nowhere in that foundation do we find that if the odd night falls on a Friday, Friday night, of course it's actually Thursday night
because in the Islamic system, the
lunar system, the night precedes the day.
So the night of the 25th is actually
in the day
the night of the day of the 24th.
Hope this is
not completely confused you
Do you know any Islamic bank or insurance company in the US? One can use to purchase a house? No.
There are housing cooperatives,
which are functioning like banks.
Allow Muslims to purchase homes without interest at all.
There are many of them,
it's for you to track them down.
And if it's important enough to you, inshallah, you will find
Susan asks, When I converted to Islam, I tried to talk with my family about Islam to no avail. Now, I just tried to be good to them, and help my parents etc. is Tao by actions enough? Or will we be punished? No, the dow by actions? If that's all you can do, then that is enough.
You know, it doesn't mean what you can do is you know, there are different ways.
As they say, in the West,
many ways to skin a cat.
Why did they say that?
Anyway, they say it but, you know, we understood that it's true, you could skin a cat in many different ways. But who would want to skin a cat anyway, but except for taxidermists, leave them side anyway, the point is that in your dour, what you can do, is indirect, our
indirect our meaning you get a book
with a title which is
Like the book i did i called did God become mad?
And you read it
in the living room or wherever, and you leave it when you go out on the table?
Don't tell your parents please read this book.
Because maybe they said we've heard enough Please stop.
Total us anymore. All right, it happens.
So you have to stop when they say Stop, stop.
If they say please tell us more. Okay, tell me more. If they say stop if you need to stop. So, but as I said you resort to other indirect ways. Like leaving that book on the table. If you had offered it to them, they would have said No, thank you. We already enough. We've seen enough.
Okay, leave it at that, please.
But now you left it on the table and you went they know you're not coming back for many hours.
She's not here. Okay. What's in this book anyway? Did God become mad? You know, that's enough to catch them.
under him green, he did a book called The man in the red underwear
following the same principle,
provocative title, the man in the red underwear, you're reading this book? It's our it's a thought with our book. But he put this title on it, which will cause a non Muslim to be curious what what about a man in the red underwear?
another book I had, for example, called
is their true religion. It's not it's not pushing Islam. Islam is the true religion just said, Is there a true picture as the name of the title, the titles can be, you know,
enough to catch people, get them to read it.
Even if they didn't necessarily want to
what's inside of it in the end.
So how can you do it also, you could be, you know,
watching a program
pitch TV or something like this watching program.
When you're watching it, of course, you're not gonna watch it.
But you leave when you leave the TV on, on the station. They may come and just pick, turn it off, finish and the story or they may come and before they
turn it off, the speaker said something
Come come. Fathers calling the mother mother's calling the father come and listen to this.
Okay, she's not around.
there are many indirect ways that you can give them power.
And not just do good that doing what is good. This is definitely good.
You know, a lot clearly told us
how to design a sunny Lenexa, is there any reward for good other than good? Yeah, it's good, you get the reward.
But we can also be strategic,
use different methods.
Like the Prophet man.
And the woman who used to dump stuff on him every time he came out the house, he went to the masjid to pray, she would dump all kinds of stuff on him.
He could have taken a number of different routes
to stop her from doing that, etc. But he didn't.
He just continued.
And it had its own impact on others, who saw his perseverance in worshipping Allah.
We have a question from our Instagram students.
Nope. Okay. naef Davidson, it seems easiest for me to give Dawa to non Muslims by using a last names.
Any advice, or book, you have to help me to do this better?
Well, I think it's maybe something you have to make up.
From the lecture, you just extract from it, the portion which you feel would have the biggest impact, and you make that
your little chapter. So you make your version you don't have to go into the trilateral routes and you know, the intensive forms and the present participles and just leave all that
is for people who have some curiosity for Arabic, and this helps in seeing where the names fit, etc. But you just go into words, what's the key area and the most important points you know, core of the message, take those out, keep them short, simple, because you're now dealing with non Muslims. So you want to keep it as straight and to the point and, you know, brief as possible. So you need to create that dow book, dow
by the names of Allah.
Charla, I'd be happy to look at it.
And may Allah give you the full reward of creating it?
From our Instagram Khadija is asking I love a guy he loves me back but his his parents don't allow us
and what to do, what to do.
The guy has to get his parents to allow
so that they can get married.
That is the culture. Of course technically speaking.
For a male if he wants to get married to a female, he doesn't need to
Get the permission of his parents, his families, etc. But it's just the pressure of culture, you know, pressure of the whole extended family, and know that you are going to go against the wishes of
slightly, you know, for one reason or another, she doesn't fit in the
she's poor, he's rich. She's from one tribe. He's from another tribe,
one area, another area, a variety of different reasons where families might say, No, no, no.
So it's up to him, he's the one who
has to make the step.
He doesn't have a means, you know, if he says, Well, if I decide to go and get married, my family is going to cut me off, I don't have finances to take care of you, then it's just not going to happen,
isn't it? So, you know, the details of your circumstance, you know, I'd say you need to
get somebody in your area, to
intervene if it's possible.
To help facilitate
getting married Sharla she means
saying that love, love marriage is not allowed. Of course, that's nonsense. Love marriage is not allowed, when if you didn't love somebody, you know, or feel some love for them. Or you, you get married.
You know, potentially,
that's the formula for
problems later on.
is not allowed,
is falling in love and, and what comes with that,
where, you know, you commit fornication, or you're alone and do things that islamically are haram or whatever else, okay, we all agree that's out.
to have loved that person, you were in the same class with them or whatever. And so you felt feelings of love towards them.
the other person has similar feelings to get married, having those feelings is perfectly legitimate, perfectly allowed.
So you have to be very careful of that fear that statement about love marriages not being allowed.
If it meant, you know, in tradition, as I said, that, you know, you're supposed to marry somebody who you have no connection with.
So you're marrying, and whatever comes comes,
then that's like Russian roulette.
Hey, it works. Sometimes. And many times it doesn't.
So, what does Islam say? Prasanna Sallam told the companions.
When they told him we were going to plan to get married, or Mr. ovalized said, Go see the woman.
Go and see her and see her until you're satisfied that you have a good feeling
for her, this is somebody attractive to you, etc. You know, so the beginnings of love. Are there
if nothing's happening,
you don't feel good about it. Then don't
began. Please explain circumcision. Is it necessary?
Is it modern practice
different from its origins.
Oh, circumcision is circumcision remover of the foreskin from the male
organ of reproduction.
Simple. Hey, you can Google that everybody knows.
It's not hidden.
circumcision is strongly recommended, but not obligatory
in some places,
If you are not circumstance, you can't circumcise, you can't lead a lot to say, one of the conditions for the Imam is that he has to be circumcised. Where did that come from?
Where did that come from?
How many of the Sahaba when they accepted Islam, they were circumcised.
And if you're an older person,
for you to get circumstance, you know, as it was done in those days, that could be life threatening to kill yourself in the process. So I didn't know your sir, the religion is easy.
It's better to do so. And there are many different ways to do the circumcision. Now, I've seen madarame a different versions of it.
But in the end, it's removal of the foreskin. And if you get that done, it's good. In some places, and over here in Qatar,
we are even arranged with doctors who would do it for free for Conrad Muslims, to make it easy for them.
And these kinds of arrangements can be made. If we have
Dawa doctors, doctors who have a concern for Dawa, then they can offer this service to
converts, and that should be offered, make life easy for them.
And you know, there are the issues of circumcision and uncircumcision you know, the different studies that have been done, etc. It shows that circumcised people are less likely to get HIV and, you know, a number of things have come out in time concerning it.
it was it is a part of this
family tradition, but not one which determines whether you're Muslim or not a Muslim.
to not lose my temper?
that's a challenge.
The recommendation of the prophets was sanlam.
control anger, temper
to pretend not to be angry.
until your pretence becomes a reality.
So meaning that when you get angry,
you're ready to lose your temper. You catch yourself
and you don't externally lose your temper, though internally, you have lost your temper, you're exploding, but externally you control it
In time, if you keep doing that, eventually it will become a habit, which is externally real.
But in the beginning,
it may be fake, and you're allowed to fake this.
To do that in Proverbs of Solomon said,
my number two Sabir hola whoever pretends to be patient.
Allah will make PATIENT
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