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Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh
Today we are continuing with our 24th session.
Work covering names 3334 and 35.
How come hacking and hacking
intertwined that's why we're taking them as one and before we start as usual, we will welcome our students,
followers, visitors, etc.
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And actually I did my PhD from University of Wales
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Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim.
This is session 24
in which we'll be looking at names 3334 and 35. That's how come and have him and Al Hakim
hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah Karim, Allah Allah He was Hobie woman is standing up assuming that he and I only did our praises due to Allah and realize Peace and blessings beyond the last prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and and all those who follow the path of righteousness until the last day.
In terms of the location of these three names first al hakam is mentioned only once in the grand
finale heard a lot he dubby hackerman should I choose other than a law as my judge? swirl an arm was 114.
The name I'll hack him is mentioned five times but in the plural form in the Quran, Allah Salallahu the camel, the camel Hakimi
say isn't a law the best of all judges
and the most frequently used name in the Quran is Al Hakim. And it is mentioned some 94 times 33 of which are without the definite article out so it's hacky.
As in who will call you to focus on a body well who will hachimura al Kabir
turns of the meaning linguistically Al hakam Al Hakim
and Al Hakim,
all come from the trilateral route, half Caf calf meme, and I derived from the muster the verbal noun Pokemon
which basically means judgment. Hakeem is the intensive form of hacking on the pattern file
with which we know well.
It also appears in the Koran
210 times in 13 derived forms.
three examples of these forms are Yakumo he judges hoekman wisdom or judgment or LACMA, the wisdom
according to linguist it says
To have four possible meanings, the first meaning is to be wise to process wisdom. And the second is to judge. The third meaning is to perfect something or to build it firmly. And the fourth meaning is to prevent, as the judge prevents two opponents from harming each other.
Relative to Allah this Divine Name, Al Hakim means the most wise. Consequently, this attribute of Allah indicates that he legislates rules to prevent humankind and the jinn from wrongdoing. And all his rules are for their benefit.
And Hakeem acts in the most precise and perfect way, as he calculates measures and designs everything to fit his plan perfectly
in many locations in the Quran, Allah has linked l knowledge and hikma wisdom together by repeatedly mentioning the Divine Names Allah Halim and Al Hakim together in order to emphasize their inseparability with respect to itself. What can Allahu Allah de man hakima However, they may exist separately in human beings and the gym. When that occurs, they can become counterproductive qualities and characteristics working against each other. For what benefit is knowledge, if one does not use it wisely?
And what use is wisdom? If one has no knowledge? Can we build a proper bridge or an airplane based on wisdom. Michelangelo, an Italian sculptor, painter, architect, inventor and part of the higher Renaissance period, that's the 15th and 16th century, was very wise. In fact, he was a genius who designed a number of flying machines, none of which worked, when they were created later on.
People who have already reached the point of flying, you know, look back and thought that tested all of the various drawings and things that he made in our flying machines.
In his time, those who tested them killed themselves. Nevertheless, he was very wise. And his designs looked very logical and reasonable. Based on the limited knowledge of his time. They could see the wings working on birds. So why shouldn't it work on a man wearing wings that look like those of a bird? Well, there are a number of factors which they didn't know. And people try to implement some of these designs and kill themselves.
The other most often repeated pairing of Divine Names is Hakeem and Al Aziz, the most powerful, the mighty, that is Al Aziz. So it's not only is Allah all wise, is also all powerful and mighty. In this combination a law firms for screechers that is might is tempered by his wisdom,
even though in the case of Allah, this fact is automatically understood.
What sad Posada to factor idea Houma Jessa Bhima kasturba Nicki Minaj Allah Wa Allahu as his own hackey
for both the man and woman who still cut off the hand of both of them, in crytal, for what they have done,
and as a deterrent, ordained by Allah, for Allah is almighty and all wise.
Since Allah is the completely good is a pipe and we'll be looking at that later. Name is might would only be used for good
and what is good ensures justice and fairness as demanded by wisdom from all aspects. Today, this law seems brutal. That's how it's presented. And it's called hacking off of hands in the press. It's labeled backward
medieval, you know, back to the cave days.
But in 2019 2020, they were over the year, there were over 402,000 burglaries in England and Wales, that is 1101. Everyday
a decline of almost 40,000 when compared with the previous reporting year, the COVID slowed them down.
In the US in 2019, there were an estimated 1,117,696 burglaries, that's breaking into homes and, and, and businesses etc. That's 3062 daily, an increase, or sorry, a decrease of over 49% when compared with 2010 is a decrease. Imagine what it was 2010 double that.
I lived in Saudi Arabia, where they chop off hands for stealing. for 20 years I lived there and never experienced a single breaking, not one single burglary in 20 years.
That speaks for itself. The wisdom of Al Hakim is clear. When implemented. We don't have any doubt about it, its benefit and its wisdom.
As a point of note, the profits are seldom disliked the pet name,
our bill hakam
and stress that Al hakam is one of our last names. Hani bin Zayed yazeed narrated that when he went with his people in a deputation to the Messenger of Allah.
The prophet SAW seldom heard them calling him by his Konya, that's his pet name. I will Hakka so the prophets I seldom called him and asked him, Allah is Al hakam. And judgment belongs to Him alone. So why are you given the cornea? I will How come?
He replied, whenever my people disagreed on a matter, they would come to me, and I would decide between them and usually both parties would be satisfied with my decision. The prompts are seldom said, that's great.
What are the names of your children?
He replied, I have Shreya Muslim and Abdullah. So he asked who is the eldest?
I replied, that's
Shreya. So, he said the prompts are seldom said then you are abou should i.
So, the name al hakam is among the names the Divine Names not suitable for human use,
whether to take for oneself or to give to our children.
In terms of application,
according to open bottles, four principles.
We can focus first on adopting where applicable Principle number one.
The essence of it involves our three names three Divine Names Al hakam, al Hakim and Al Hakim
on a level which is suitable for human beings
in their lives
Alhamdulillah these names, some of the earlier names we took really, there was not hardly any room for application directly in this way, but
hamdulillah the corresponding human attributes
of wisdom exist.
And as such, Allah gave it to us as such were able to apply it according to his rules, according to laws, rules, not just wisdom as we see it.
On one hand, a lot judges His creatures justly. We are all judges in one company.
at one time or another, and we are expected to judge justly, according to the Sharia.
These Divine Names are directly applied on the limited scale by judging fairly and justly in all of our affairs, Conan O'Brien, Boko lokum, masculine and righty. All of you are shepherds and all of you are responsible for their flocks. We talked about that earlier.
When we judge justly, we worship Allah through this Divine Name, these Divine Names,
and when we judge unjustly, we worship the world instead will become Abdur hum. of the dinar. Either were Abdullah Omar Abdullah dinar
judging justly, it's so important that if we judge justly, we are rewarded even if we make honest mistakes in our judgment. I'm living a loss related the promises Allah made said
either hacker male hacking fajita had some sob fella who are drawn when a judge gives a decision, having tried his best to decide correctly, and is right. There are two rewards for him. Well, either hakama fajita had some stop, follow agilon. And if he was wrong, there is one reward for him.
I mean, the conditions have been set.
It's not just any time any judges, right? Wrong. Anytime he's right, he gets the reward. No.
We're talking about judging justly.
And he has sought his utmost to reach the correct conclusion based on the Sharia, for the pleasure of Allah.
That's the rule. But that's how important judging justly is because you had the intention to make the right judgment, you've got the reward. And that's what the process Allah has told us. In general, if you think about good, if you have the intention for good, you get the reward even if you don't do it.
Thus, being just in our judgments at all times, is a target to strive for throughout our lives. As shepherds responsible for one flock, or another colloquium Ryan, all of you are shepherds.
On the other hand,
we can also apply these Divine Names by wholeheartedly accepting laws judgments in our lives,
not reluctantly, accepting them.
Real reluctance is a product of doubt in a laws, decision
and borders on this belief in Allah
hesitance that's another situation hesitancy is natural, especially in new situations. So it doesn't border on disbelief.
For if al Hakim,
the most wise. Besides that we should lose something which we greatly desired and cherished. There is a wise reason behind it. Even if we can't see it. No matter how hard we look
like the case of the sad, disappointed owner of the bolts, which are damaged.
The damage meant for him for the owner, a potential loss of revenue and additional costs to repair it.
He could only wonder why in the world with someone who may adjust helped do such an evil thing.
However, when the tyrant King came down the river, snatching all the good boats for himself, while ignoring the broken boats, we can imagine that the owner of the boats tears of sadness immediately turned into tears of happiness.
And Al Hakim said in the Koran, wasa and Takahashi and Tyrone Lagoon, you may dislike something although it is good for you
I say unto him Boucher and overshadowed lako
or you may like some
thing which is bad for you, while love We are alemu were unknown to laka Allah
and Allah knows and you do not
So if something happens that displeases us, we should not be unhappy with hockey, a lot of hockey.
We may have lost money or even lost a person there to us to COVID
or we didn't get what we so badly wanted.
It is natural to be sad at the loss. Even Prophet Muhammad SAW a solemn cried the loss of his one and a half year old son, he brain.
How many times in life? Have we looked back and seen the wisdom behind the things that happened to us?
Things which may have greatly saddened us at one time that they occurred.
We applied the Divine Names and their attributes of wisdom by trusting in the Divine Wisdom of our hacky at all possible times, no matter how hard it may say.
That Pokemon law. Yeah binaca Allahu la mon Hakeem, that is the judgment of Allah amongst you, and a law is most knowledgeable and most wise.
We should strictly obey the laws of anakee. All of our laws, rules
are embodied in the Sharia, and practically demonstrated by the last messenger of Allah Himself.
They have been revealed to reform and improve human society and not to cause hardship in life. Allah Himself said, you read a lot will be como nuestra wala you ready to be Kumasi. Allah wishes is for you and not difficult.
In other words, his rules are for the betterment of humankind and not for their subjugation and degradation. This is that a lot doesn't get pleasure. Out of subjecting His creatures to various situations. I'll Hakeem created us and knows exactly what we need to succeed in this life. If we don't understand some of his rulings, we should not blame the rules, but instead blame our own limited understanding.
Instead, we should remove any doubts regarding a laws wisdom, and know with certainty that the right to set fundamental rulings for life on earth belongs only to Al Hakim, as the law said, in in the hook move inland, and indeed judgment belongs only to Allah. And
consequently, we should ask Allah to make us of those who value His laws above manmade laws in all aspects of our lives.
is not to say there's no place for manmade laws, there is place. There are many places, but they are secondary laws, not the primary law, as the primary laws should be from God. Secondary laws dealing with individual circumstances, putting a traffic light at a particular intersection when a lot of people got killed at that intersection. This is a man made law which blocks you from driving but it is to prevent the loss of life.
And of course, while I talk to you and Allah said don't kill yourself, so that's the primary law stopping people from killing other people by putting up these lights.
This is a part an extension of implementing laws law of not killing each other.
Through application of these Divine Names requires us to use our countless blessings which with divinely guided wisdom, directed at seeking to gain the pleasure of Iraqi,
Al Hakim and I'll Hakka
how many of us have relatively abundant wealth but wasted? How many of us have good health, but we misuse it. Being wise is using our intelligence, wealth, time and skills to please our hacky.
One of the most important of our
in this life is Dawa, where Alon is messenger, I've made it obligatory on us to spread the message of Islam as far and as wide as we can. We looked at that our previous sessions in depth
autorola Sabina, Rob Baker, in activity will more as of the house. This is what Allah has told us call invite, it's a command to the way of our Lord with wisdom and good instructions for Jai dill home builder t acid and discuss with them in the best and most gentle ways in the ways which are.
So this wisdom has a huge role in the
field of Dawa, you know, I would say probably 50% of Dharma is wisdom, knowing when, where,
how to give the Dharma, which is appropriate to the circumstance, the timing, etc. You know, trying to give Dawa to two people working at a shopping center. They're the, you know, the, they're managing the sales,
receiving the payments for the goods which are being bought the big line and people are coming to one after the other? Do you give dollar to this person? Maybe the person would listen to the dialogue if they had the time. So
you don't try to talk to them. You know, whilst you're there, you're holding up the line people are waiting and you're trying to give them Dawa is not wise. It's dour, but it's not wise. Instead you have a booklet leave it for them. You know, that's the wise way. So similarly, in our Dawa, you know, we should
utilize different strategies, which are most appropriate for the different circumstances.
But, of course, for this rise, our
knowledge is a prerequisite. After sincerity, we are to be sincere, we're not trying to prove a point. We're not trying to, you know, get status or whatever we're doing it for the pleasure of a lot of loss pleasure
in a way which is pleasing to Him.
Allah knows best, what are the wisest ways
we can gain knowledge of those wise ways by studying the life of the Prophet. So Mario's Allah, that's basic. If we have not been exposed to the different circumstances of Dawa, that the prophet SAW Selim was in.
We have no idea of his strategies. Were just, I've got Nyan Allah Allah, Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, and
this is just what I need to put on people. So
I had a very good friend of mine,
from Jamaica girl growing up in New York, he became a medical doctor
successful. And he got engaged in who, in that way conveyed the message, went back down to Jamaica. So what he would do is he would buy these cheap watches in New York, made in China those days, and he would come down to the marketplace in Kingston would have all these watches on his arm.
Who wants to watch
as people gathered around him in big numbers, everybody would like to get a watch. He said, he said, okay, you want to watch?
Put your finger up like this, and say after me,
La ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasool Allah, of course, said liland
repeat it No, say carefully. La Ilaha en he would give them have them.
Say it like this and then give them the watches. And then he would tell the local Muslims that now it's your responsibility to follow them up. They've all become Muslim, follow it up.
He did get a lot of Shahada has hundreds and hundreds. And he gets every year every vacation, he would come down with his arms. Both arms have filled with
and giving Shahada
but there was no wisdom in it. These people didn't stay in Islam.
You know, when those others that came that he brought along with him from Jamaica, you know, were then told, okay, go follow up. How are they going to follow up with these people with them? Listen this now you're Muslim. And that's what you're going to said, This means you became a Muslim. You know what these Muslim, you know, I just said, like he said, that means you are Muslim.
And you need to pray five times a day, you need to wash yourself, but
they won't have to do any part of it. And that dollar was useless.
It was, well intention, but it was without wisdom.
So, in the same way, you know, we have to
give the Dhamma
with thinking, understanding,
using different methodologies. Some people ask me, oftentimes, you know, how do we get down to our parents, they don't even want to listen, became Muslims. And we told them, we told them, we told them to set up police stops, stop enough enough
to be still keep at them. If they said no, I told them, no, no, they told you to stop, then you need to stop. Then you it's information overload unwanted information.
So this is not the way
what what you need to do is you get a book.
Like, for example, one of my dollar booklets,
the true religion of God.
And you sit in the living room and you read it.
you get up and you go to pray, or you get up and go to the masjid and you leave it on the table. You're out, then they may come along, was was this was this to religion of God. Look at this. He said, Is he gone? Yeah, it's gone.
They go and look.
Then, two days later, you do the same thing again, find out the book
is there to God.
like the book like to choose done by brother in the UK.
But your hidden brain called the man in the red underwear?
It's a disavow book, but he gave it an intriguing
title that could be ideal for this kind of circumstance. So you find books like that, that have provocative titles, another book that I did called, did God become man.
These are the questions that would cause people to
check it out in your absence, not in your presence. So this is how you can give the dollar in an indirect way.
The second pillar of Paul's four principles is to confirm were unique and in applicable
as humans cannot reach the level of divine wisdom. We worshiped by reflecting and contemplating on the perfection everywhere in the various creations of our psyche. Following our basic prophetic rule,
which the prophet SAW Selim gave us. The fact guru Phil Hulk, will add the perfect guru Phil Holic reflect deeply upon the creation, but don't reflect deeply upon the essence of your Creator. For in no lie, you do rock Illa because deity
For indeed, his essence cannot be known other than to believe it. As it is.
We should remind ourselves of Al Hakim being by seeing his wisdom reflected throughout his creation.
He designed perfection
and that perfection couldn't have possibly been accidental.
This vast with variety in everything living did not evolve any more than it evolved among non living creation.
We don't go and collect rocks and say, Well this rock, smaller rock evolved into a bigger rock which evolved into a bigger
We are like humans in the distant future.
Who from archeological research, digging about our times, and the times before,
they placed a row of objects representative of human developmental stages in the usage of light.
So they put at one end, a torch
with a stick that you light and use it to show your way around.
Then, next to it, they put an oil lamp
next to it, a cigarette lighter after that, a light bulb after that, a flashlight, then a streetlight, and then a floodlight lights up the whole area.
And then they claim that it was obvious that the torch evolved by itself gradually into a floodlight.
Of course, that is so silly.
I mean, we couldn't imagine that they could do it. But that's what they're doing. With the evolutionary argument for human development, no development, yes, human beings, you know, have gone through some physical changes, just if we all came from Adam, where did all these varieties come from? Obviously, their developmental changes, you know, based on areas that people lived in concentration of certain genes, you know, when people intermarried amongst themselves, and stayed continually intermarrying amongst themselves, certain traits would evolve with evolve in that process. But they were not evolving from monkeys, to human beings,
or from the precursors of monkeys.
They had children, some became monkeys, and some became human beings No, is all nonsense. Human beings were created. monkeys were created, gorillas were created.
we should reflect on the
world around us. Be conscious of it, have that understanding. So that, you know when people raise these kinds of issues, we're able to enlighten them, this part of the wisdom
obvious special situation, which exists for life on Earth,
are enough for scientists, scientists who are studying the planets and
so many of them are believers, they believe in God.
On on one presentation,
the presenters began it by saying, the Earth is well equipped as a planet and ideally placed in our solar system and galaxy to support life, as we know it.
The product of some 4.6 billion years of cosmic construction was making the construction.
Our planet is flush with life, thanks to fortuitous set of conditions thanks to a fortuitous set of conditions. Good luck, thanks to our good luck.
There's life you know, and then they went on to list the various
critical things, whether it is our location in the solar system, you know, in a safe area between the major spiral arms of the galaxy
that we're in, so we're safe, or the sun is stable, and a long lasting star. It's not a massive star, which would burn so hot that no life could develop on the planet.
Or that we're just the right distance from the Sun. They call it the Goldilocks zone,
where the planet receives enough energy to allow water to exist as a liquid on its surface.
If it was too far away, water would stay locked up as ice. It was just too close to the evaporated into the atmosphere, no water available.
Also, we have the right
materials on the earth, to have what they called a dynamic core. The Interstellar cloud of gas and dust, which accidentally gave rise to Earth contain enough radioactive elements to power a churning core over billions of years. This creates a magnetic field, which protects the planet from dangers like solar flares. Without this magnetic magnetic field, you know, we would be in serious problems
couldn't exist. We also have a big moon to stable, stabilize the axial wobble of the earth, or the earth flips from one side to the other as it spins. And
shifting too much
would cause it to freeze over completely and no chance for life.
But the moon stabilizes it so it doesn't go for too long will go too far. And we also have an ozone layer to block harmful rays.
Ancient plant like organisms in the oceans, added oxygen to the atmosphere and created a high altitude layer of ozone, which shielded early land species from lethal radiation without that ozone layer, whatever life could have come together with all this good luck that had to be there and all the other kinds of things that were connected with it. But even after it was formed, if that ozone layer wasn't there, it would all be destroyed.
It's just, you know, when you look back and you hear people say this is all by accident,
you can only scratch your head and think
in that law he were in that in a Roger so we should take time to look around us. And that ourselves and realize the beautiful and perfect wisdom of Al Hakim, Allah the accent akula Shea Coke,
oh by the Hong Kong in sunny, minty, it is he who made everything
that he has created perfect. And began the creation of man of humankind, from clay.
In our reflection we should also make the Quran the book of Allah Hakeem
where Allah begins
the 36th chapter. Yeah, I seen one core Anil hackey.
By the Quran yacine by the Quran full of wisdom.
this aspect of hikma we should strive for by making the Quran our close companion.
Because the source of hikma wisdom ultimate wisdom is in the Quran and the Sunnah.
There's knowledge that can be gained in other locations, but the ultimate source of wisdom for understanding this life that we're in and what is really required of us to successfully maneuver our way through this life. It's in the Quran and the Sunnah. So the Quran should be our best friend, our companion that we turn to, from time to time, whenever
we need to reflect further or on a regular basis set times, reading on a daily basis on a weekly basis.
Not just in Ramadan. We take the Koran off the shelf, we blow off the dust, wipe it down. We now start reading the end of Ramadan. We're at the end now it is coming tomorrow. Close the Quran, put it back on the shelf to collect dust until next year. This is not being a companion is not how you treat your companion. companion should be with you all the time regularly.
The third pillar of
having hope, where there is promise.
These Divine Names on how come and had Kim and Al Hakim, contained in their various meanings, divine promises, which should remove from our hearts and souls the doubts, prefaced by why, when things don't go the way we expect that they should. This is one of the doors through which the satanic forces attack the faithful, especially in times of weakness, our strongest defense is to seek refuge in Allah from the cursed Satan and his followers, and to remember the subtle meanings of these mighty names, which assure us that whatever a lot of judges is, in fact, the very best.
We should feel confidence, assurance and certainty, that though we can't see the benefits right here, and now it is there.
We only have to trust in Allah and His judgments
and trust that he is the most wise. So whatever he judges must be the most appropriate. We do that by having patience and confidence that it will work out for the best for Maya tawakkol, Allah Allah for her husband, Allah is sufficient for whoever trusts in him.
Likewise, the wisdom in the divine laws today, we have so many challenges, you know, as a result of the
effects of Western secularized education.
So we're now questioning so many of the laws, whether it is
unequal sharing of inheritance between brother and sister
why this is unfair? Be sure that you go and look at it, there is a reason why
Oh, men can have more than one wife that women can have one husband, this is unfair. So honestly, we have no end of this.
But they should be understood. They should be tackled,
the adults should be removed. If in the back of your mind, you feel that something on failure is on just know that Allah has said clearly. Well, I have LIMU Rob mukha I had,
your Lord does not and has not oppressed anyone has not been unjust to anyone. That is fact. So it's just a matter of us finding out how that is, in fact, what it is.
pillar, identified by Eben Baobab is that of having fear, where there is a warning. These Divine Names also constand warnings against ignoring laws judgments for creatures
who will pay a painful price for neglecting the Sharia in favor of manmade laws in countries and regions where Muslims are in the majority, or they hold the reins of government in their hands. There's a huge price to pay when we adopt another way of life. In the name of progress and development. Allah warns us while I use Shri Kofi hakomi he had so do not
give anyone a share in his judgments.
modern education is a classical example of the price we paid for removing morality from the classroom along with the Western secular educational movement,
where Muslim countries and communities accepted willingly or unwillingly Western secularized education as it standard. There came along with it a rise in atheism. And deism amongst youth
is a whole generation that have been raised now.
Coming out of that
where rebelling against Islamic law
Arms, which didn't make sense to them anymore was a given.
If Islamic standards of quality Islamic education are not maintained, redeveloped and maintain Western secular standards will naturally become the norm and that is what has happened.
Remember that education is primarily the transfer of a civilizations culture to the next generation. This was the best definition I could find for what is education there are many many different definitions, but this one hit the nail on the head, all knowledge handed down
in this system, and in any system will be in cultural packages, whether conscious or unconscious.
So, it becomes a time bomb ticking away until it explodes in the form of Boko Haram in Nigeria, Chad, Niger
the Shabaab in Somalia.
And now Mozambique.
I will say off in the Philippines, you don't hear too much about them anymore, but they were chopping off heads left and right.
or it implodes in internal decadence and chaos. As a law of promise, for man lamea demands Allah Allah for Allah Cahoon, facetune, and whoever doesn't judge our allies revealed are truly corrupt.
Our future will not change unless we change our present way of thinking and implementing our educational programs.
This is part of the ECMO
Allah Al Hakim, he has given us guidelines which we should implement, especially in our educational systems.
They should reflect our belief system.
It's not to say that Okay, now we only study or study Arabic, you know, happy fifth, etc. That's all we study. Some people went that way. When the western cultural
secularized cultural teachings were coming. Actually, they initially they came in a Christian package.
There is a just became secular.
Some people fled that by focusing on the image dresses, okay, we've just put our kids in my dresses, you don't put them in the regular school system.
point is that
it wasn't a bad idea. But the madressa needed to also offer from the westernized
secularized educational programs. What was useful? Because it didn't mean everything they had was now useless. Like Boko Haram says Western education is haram. Boko Haram is the book
so they want to destroy these schools, everything don't have anything to do this nonsense. They're insane.
Take from the good from it the good and we rebuild.
This is what we did in the past. Muslim civilization didn't grow from zero. They just invented and determined everything No, no, whatever societies that were conquered or absorbed into the empire of faith known as the Islamic State, the Islamic
regime or Islamic
What they did was those societies brought with them knowledge, which they then
utilized, built on and others came and took it from them.
The Arabic numerals 123456 this
was literally Arabic
replacing the Roman numerals which have clumsy once you try to develop mathematics beyond just 123 410 you you run into
Serious headaches. So this simplified everything.
But before one was zero, and this was added into the system 012. But Muslims didn't invent the 000 came from India,
from the Hindus, they took zero, added to the system is 123, this new system, and it became now the nor one system on the world. So, this is how Muslims weren't, we didn't argue, oh, no, that's zero. It's from Hindu, so we can't have anything to do with it. We'll have to make our system without zero. No, I didn't do that. And it would not have worked, had they done it. So in the same way that our ancestors or previous generations, were able to take the good of what knowledge existed in the world around them, and repackage it
with an Islamic package for our generations. When you read the manuscripts of the great Muslim scientists, etc, you will see them talking about refraction of light, and so and so and they'll say, and a lot said so and so on. So
are they talking about, you know, plants and things and the prophet SAW, Selim said, Swanson's, and they're talking about water and so on, and the plants and so on. So it's just, it was just interwoven.
It was naturally a part it didn't have that separation, that you had Islamic classes.
And you had
secular science classes? No. So one.
So we need to get back to those days, to that way of thinking to that approach, and become wise in our ways, based on what Allah Hakeem al Hakim, and
has taught us.
So we'll close our session now. calling on
Creator of the universe.
Al Hakim al hakam. And Al Hakim Yala.
We know that you are the only one who possesses ultimate wisdom.
Make us of those who are content with your decisions
are dourness with wisdom in dealing with others. And with spreading your message? Yeah, Hakeem grant is understanding of your book and the Sharia guidelines, which reflect this understanding. Yeah, how come bless us to follow your messenger in order to live the Sharia, as it should be lived? Yeah, Allah, cover us with your pleasure, and clear the way forward for all of us. I mean,
and for our brothers and sisters, in Palestine, we ask a law to protect them
from harm, the harm that they're faced with.
We ask the law that you give them patience to handle the circumstances that they found themselves in.
We asked them not to forgive the errors of the oma
in not coming to their aid, the way we should have. But the situation is the way it is.
We ask Allah
to give them the patience not to create a greater problem for themselves and for the
one which they cannot solve. by themselves. They need The Omen oma isn't ready.
We ask Allah to give them the patience of the earlier generations, when the Crusaders captured Jerusalem. And there was not even a van.
for 100 years, it was not even as then made
from the masjids of that whole region.
And the people prayed. They were patient. They continue to practice their Islam
until the Savior, Salahuddin who they prayed for a law sent him
when the time was right
And he liberated
and it came back into our hands again. That's history. But we need to learn from history
barakallahu salaam aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh
will now go on to our q&a
was my Jamal, can someone know that he is going to die? Well, no.
They may feel like they're going to die.
there are times when people feel like they're going to die and they die.
But there are also times when people feel like they're going to die and they don't die. So Can people know really, when they're going to die? No.
Of course, once the death rattle starts, death is upon you, your soul is being extracted, you know that?
That is, but then it's too late. You can even communicate with those around you.
Does that mean that a person
was dear to a law? My nephew passed away last year? And he kept saying I see angels.
Allah knows best.
all we can say is that
if your nephew For example, He was far away from Islam
had doubts about a law and all these other kinds of things, he was partying, you know, girlfriends, this, that and the other and everything. And then he became ill or he started to feel something, something happened to him or whatever. And he started to say
I see angels
does that mean he was dear to Allah
but if he was a person who you know was regularly going to the masjid trying to do the right thing and so on, so on so and then he tells you which is a point that says
it's as if I can see angels
we can say this case this person was there to align that case. The person really wasn't but
they were saying this, but
if somebody says to you, I can see angels best you ask them what is what do the angels look like?
And then they give you some wild pictures
of what Angel looks like
a guy with feet like a goat,
whatever, you know,
names and things that come from mythology and all this.
Then know that
Allah knows best
off Neff Shan Ray on it.
Is it allowed to participate
in cultural functions? For example,
by healer, bay chef
is bangle of Bengali New Year. No.
We shouldn't really but spirit in those. The prompts on Solomon said we have
two celebrations. When he came to the people of Medina, and he found them celebrating a variety of other celebrate Jewish celebrations. He asked them what was this one? They said it was for that? Now what is that for? He said it was for this? And he said and they told him what they're all before they said, Okay, stop all of them.
You have to
a fitter and it will end the story. So all the annual celebrations that go on celebrations,
not dates on which
certain things are done because Say for example, you know you school ends on a particular date every year.
So then what? Does that become a celebration that is equivalent to even fitter? No, no. I mean, you might celebrate you're happy that school is over whatever but is it the annual celebration, which was intended when the process and spoke of aid
now No. So we have to be aware of the time type of practice.
It is said,
Hold on to the Robert molars strongly and not be divided.
Well, I just moved we have Linda Hey, Jimmy.
So Ronnie, I'm Ron, verse 103.
So why are there sex like Sunni, and Shia Muslims who introduced it? Well, shavon
shavon is the one who introduced it.
And they're Shay Athena and Jin will ins with shade Satan's are devils from among the gym and from among humans. I don't think it's always the gyms just agenda. We have human devils also, a lot speaks about them. In general, it's NC virgin.
So they introduced it to split the ranks. misguide people, swayed them from the right path.
BB, Salma. It's my
What is your opinion on putting kids who Lee who live in the West in Islamic schools, when these Islamic schools do have some issues like mixing? Well, you know, perfection belongs to Allah
and Islamic school with mixing is better than a non Islamic school with mixing
in fact an Islamic school with mixing is better than a non Islamic school without mixing.
That's reality. But when you say Islamic school it should be
proper properly Islamic school that they're going to benefit from not just cultural Islamic school meaning that it's owned by Muslims that has Muslim teachers on staff. It's got an Muslim name to it you know Fatima school Fatima High School.
But in fact what's going on inside it is just the same as any secular non Muslim school.
So it's not just the name and the outer, but we have to look at what are they actually delivering there.
Question from our
was it again?
Instagram is Instagram, Instagram, students, visitors followers.
Name of Roman hakima is it haram
to have the name hekima
it is not
if it's owl
you know the name Hakeem even the name Hakeem Yaba, popular well known
optometrist or optical
which is called Hakeem for glasses, eyeglasses and these kinds of things well known, quite well spread.
I'll Hakeem al hakam.
I'll hack him
in the context of
complete perfect etc. This is not applicable to human beings. So hack him in in a ruler.
Hakeem meaning a
medical professional. Some countries use the name Hakeem meaning that he is a doctor.
for the question
My mood God,
you are my favorite American Muslim scholar.
Well, I'm not American.
That's my nationality now, but I'm originally from Jamaica. But
I have American relatives. I visited America very often, the past.
my home, or my country is the world.
So anyway, anyway, shukran for those kind words.
This is just a prayer that I can meet you in person one day.
Much love and respect. Same to you also know there Mahmoud God.
Smile was the fog. Can you summarize the key differences between the three Beautiful Names of a lot discussed today?
we didn't go into that in specifics. I mean, they're all shared because they're coming from the same route.
But in terms of Arabic usage,
in terms of a law, they're all one in terms of Arabic usage.
You know, I'll hack him
is a ruler.
And Hakeem is somebody wise and knowledgeable.
is the judge.
I Keifa. A Marine, shake up someone whispers about the law.
If some whispers about the law, comes in your mind and you just think about it. You try to avoid
those, you're uncomfortable for it as thinking
to whispers Oh, are you accountable for it?
as its thinking, or whispers? Well, you're not accountable, we're not held accountable for any thoughts that we have. As long as we don't
spread it to others.
And as long as we don't act on it,
so as long as it remains in the realm of thought,
if it's bad,
nothing is recorded against this is from the mercy of Allah,
no sins are recorded against you. But if
one has a good salt,
as a good plan to do something good for the sake of Allah, etc.
even if one doesn't do it,
a good deed, a single good deed is recorded. And this is from the mercy of Allah, that good deeds erase evil deeds.
Janna Harper, is it haram to take
modern medicine for pain such as
pre gobelin I don't even know what that is, which is used for physical anxiety and pain. My pain has been so much
which has rendered me completely dysfunctional. Okay.
If that is all that is available, to keep you functional.
Pray don't get addicted to it, you know, because that's what tends to happen the opioids. If this is among the opioids, not Lamas best, it's something to avoid to find some other ways out.
And through counselling, etc, you know, one can
other doors to open and to go through instead of getting trapped in the opioid trap.
So, anxiety and pain, pain, okay, you need painkillers,
you know, unless there are some particular exercise things you can do to
We've cut down pain etc. But as much as possible, and now if you can avoid drugs, the better use them when and if it is needed there's no other solution
from Mr. Graham
students, Do we have anything?
Okay, risk. Okay. Can we make dua while lying down
and suppose we're not
in will do you don't have to have to do to make
you know, the form of washing up etc for prayer. That's for our formal prayers, that's for Salah for da to make dry you don't have to have
lying down you can make Do you know make dua
whether you're standing, sitting lying in any position, you can make dua
for Mr. Graham
Klein will explain the methods of
well, the methods of liquor
have not been
So, it is not in my place to explain methods.
If there is a method,
it needs to be in accordance with the practice of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam and his companions.
Now, those methods
which involve head movements,
some people go from side to side, la
Allahu Allahu Allahu Allahu umodel. These kinds of things are up and down, around in a circle, or
clockwise and counter clockwise. That stuff. No, it's nonsense. It's not the
it's something people made up
and has no connection with the Shetty.
It's outside of the Sharia.
If we talk about methods,
you know if they're telling you Okay, listen, you need to make a puzzle for making this thicker.
Once they tell you that, no, it's nonsense. Get away from them. There is no Vicar was the Gonzalez lm tortoise,
which requires you to make Voodoo or puzzle the full bath.
Again, nonsense. So, you know, whatever people are going to tell you in terms of methodology you ask them Can you show me that in a heartbeat that Rasulullah saw Salaam did that? Can you show it to me please?
If they can't, then run away?
Part of Jamaica you're from.
I'm from Kingston, Jamaica, the capital of Jamaica.
B. is going to visit a dead family member.
Dead family members grave site haraam? No. Visiting the graves Hello. You go there and you pray for them. People in the grave you pray for them. Pray with them at home. You can pray with them at the grave. In the graveyard. You make dua for them, not to them.
What's the meaning of the word Mussina? Is it a version or a woman who hasn't had sex outside of marriage? Also, can I marry a Christian woman that has been married before or had sex outside of marriage
I this is a condition for marrying women, for men married women who are not Muslims.
So it's more sun add from the Christians and the Jews and the most son
understood to be a woman who has not had sexual relations outside of marriage. That could be a virgin, or it could be a married woman who is divorced, or widowed or whatever.
So, going to
a lap dancing bar and picking up a woman there to get married, no matter how beautiful she is.
It's not permissible.
I have a pencil sketch of a famous footballer with me as a gift from one of my friends.
As she knows, I like watching football, is it permissible to keep it or should I get rid of it?
drawings of human figures we know islamically
is not permissible in Islam.
for particular purposes for children, etc. We know there are exceptions made, but in general images should be non human, non animal, none of the laws creatures.
I mean, Neeraj.
If husband and wife call upon each other, to have divorce, while they are in quarrel or anger, is there any harm in marriage?
And how to stop it?
this is now marriage counseling.
For man pronounces divorce because if the woman says, I divorce you, it's not counted.
If the man says, I divorced you, it is counted.
If he says afterwards, I was angry, and I said it in anger.
Yes, there is a statement of the promise or Salaam in which he did say
that. Pollock is not
considered where there's Eveleigh where the mind is shut down.
where a person is saying things they don't even know what they're saying.
Yes, that doesn't count. But when you perfectly well know what you're saying. And you've chosen your words carefully, then to say I was angry when I said it, is meaningless. It stands
from tasneem Muhammad.
There are videos by Islamic scholars saying the sun rotates around the Earth,
which is static, while children learn in science that the sun is stationary. What is the Islamic belief
in this matter, we believe that the sun is not stationary.
It rotates on its axis and it is moving in the galaxy. It's on the move in the galaxy like the other stars.
So it's not stationary, but it does not rotate around the Earth.
The sun does not rotate around the Earth.
It may appear that way to us
because of the nature of the rotation of the earth and and the distance of the sun and all these other factors, you know, but it can be understood
and scientists have central
rockets, rocket ships to circle around the sun.
it has to be timed across according to the position of the sun and the movement of the sun.
If the sun were whipping around the earth, and because it is so big, so massive, and so far away, it would have to be whipping through space.
It's not happening.
You know, it's error. I know, there's some people still say to the earth is flat. These are a part of the flat earthers.
Even though we had scholars from back in the 15th century, we said that the earth is
round, not flat. And they provided the evidence to know that the earth is not flat.
Because when a ship comes
over the horizon, what do you see first of the ship? Do you see the ocean when it's coming? above the horizon? No, you see, the mast of the ship isn't there is when there are, you know,
sails and all this other kinds of stuff. Muslim scientists identify this and wrote about it spoke What?
The Earth must be round.
But I wasn't saying it's flux.
You see the mask first. Why? Because that's the tallest part of the ship. So when it's coming over the horizon, you're gonna see for the mouse, then you see the sales, then you see the body of the ship.
That's clear evidence
that the earth is round. But today, we still have people saying the earth is flat.
In fact, some of our scholars even made big statements that whoever says the earth is round is a disbeliever. I wasn't Billa
But it oh respected.
knowledgeable in the dean scholars not knowledgeable in science. I've made statements like that. And that's dangerous, is what happened to the west Western scientists, you know, when they said made statements against the church,
churches, theories, you know, of science,
that their books were burned, they were burned at the stake, you know, all kinds of things happened to them.
They lived in fear.
This was not the Islamic way, the Muslim way. Muslims are open to science. Of course, science is not one or 2%. Yes,
it has its own errors, etc. It's not perfect things have changed and proved and corrected and whatever. But it's progressing and the knowledge of the science. The basic facts are real.
do not believe those who tell you that the sun rotates around the Earth.
Sister Elizabeth sraw, she asks, What to do when you are asked to attend a transgender pronoun workshop for your job.
What's the problem? If it's a requirement on your job, you know, you need to keep your job. I mean, if you just you can't if you wish, don't go we don't wish Okay, that's another situation. You can just ignore it to get into it.
But if it's a requirement of your job,
your job may depend on it.
So, not a big problem.
You can hear it, understand it know all about it. But do you have to live it? No.
is it permissible to pray away or far the prayer whilst following any mom online?
No. It's not permissible.
Unless you're in a Masjid
where we have here in Qatar, second floor of the masjid, they have a big screen.
TV, which shows you what the mom is doing.
So it's online, but you're praying
in the direction behind the mom and everything else. But it is online and you're the mom is visible online. But this is necessary.
Because if the mom make SIDS
and you can't see him,
then you've got chaos.
He says a lot of work, but
you go into rocor because that's what you're expecting.
You Didn't Know About Sujit Lauer you don't know that it was the practice of the province on solemn that whenever he read this verse, He used to go and make sujood
is know that
most people don't know it.
So at the Imam does it
you know, because it's basically looked at as proper adab in reading the Quran, you should do it, but you don't have to. It's not farmed.
And actually, the Imams today, they should inform the people behind them
that they're going to do this. So people are prepared for it.
So anyway, most are many don't. So what happens you're up on the second floor. You can see the mom or you're at the women
and women's section women section is a room you know, walled off they can't see the mom The only way you know yeah, you can see the mom so the moms is the law awkward but it goes through the court
they're waiting there things
and then there's still things
then the moms says starts reading again. Some of them may stand up and say I love awkward status, you know continue it some ways just stand up straight up, you know, which is really close to the sooner process and I'm not known to say allow for when getting up.
But this was saying hello awkward. It's kind of like an alert. That wasn't recorded. So you could
get back in line. But if he doesn't say anything, he just starts reading again. What
What's going on here?
literally chaos. So having a big screen TV
connected to the system where you can see what the man is doing. At least when he says Allahu Akbar.
You can look double check is it record is going into or is he making sudo?
Or what? Have a way to figure it out. So you can
follow the Imam as he is supposed to be followed.
clearly inside, is it permissible?
Carry on from Medina. Welcome to our
island was Alan.
I have a convert friend in the US. She's homeless and living in her car. A lot of people in the US living in their cars actually even moving for COVID
does she have to give the cattle fitter? She does get a little money on disability.
She is not financially able. What she's getting his survival money. She's excused she's among those who can receive a cup of
baby Salma smile. What can a parent do with a child seven years old? Who doesn't listen when you tell them to do something?
Should I always give him reward for everything?
Well, definitely not shouldn't give him a reward for everything. If you tell him to do something, it doesn't do it. You're gonna give him a reward. I don't think so.
utilize utilizing deprivation and reward as a means of controlling behavior of children. This is the best route
You know, as opposed to beating them to death
or near death?
Yes it is. So now from the sunlight the recorded so now
that it kids are not making solaar making properly. What do they do Humala? Teach your children prayer by the age of seven, by the age of 10 spank them. So it's there. But if you're in a country where hitting kids is not permissible, it's illegal against the law, where they will come and take away your children and put them in foster homes and everything else. That's US, Canada, UK and many other countries of the West, then you better not hit your kids.
That's my advice. Yes.
I promise. I seldom said
What did you go my they have, they
spank them for their
prayers by the age of 10. Spank that make sure they get out there and pray.
But this is not an obligation. This is a recommendation. So such recommendations, we automatically just once the law, once applying that recommendation is going to put us in a position of illegality. We're breaking the law, you're violating the law of the land that we have chosen to live in? Then you have to leave it.
leave that recommendation.
the way to go.
we're gonna have to shut down now.
we can take these questions next week. So necessary to read while while doing Voodoo?
No, it's not necessary. You can make just want to say Bismillah before and go through the
to do is recommended
occupa if you act or speak of
crossing thoughts, and you're accountable, act act on
to act on thin, bad thoughts. Yes, you're accountable.
After this Ramadan, when again, will you be doing such informative, knowledgeable interactive sessions.
after Ramadan, we will continue. We have 99 names, we just finished the first third. So we have two thirds remaining. So it's likely that I'll be continuing for the next two months with this series.
So we'll close up now, just reminding you that until the 15th of May, we have a 50% discount for our courses in an institute. A number of very good courses, excellent courses there
where there's a price tag, but it's reduced 50% and the price tag in general is quite low. Anyway.
So please, take advantage. It's an opportunity you can book those courses by paying for them and doing them at your leisure later.
This is a wonderful opportunity to get hooked into some very useful beneficial courses.
Islamic wise because this is like Islamic Coursera everything in it is taught from an Islamic perspective. Okay, so
benefit and May Allah
give you the benefit. Baraka lafay
said I'm an equal what not to lie over a Capitol
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