Channel: Bilal Philips
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Salam alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.
I'd like to welcome our students,
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to our 25th session
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Last greeting from Waseem Akram from India
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hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen
wa Salatu was Salam O Allah Rasool al Karim,
Allah Allah He was Hobie mangostana bissonnet e li Almaden
all praises due to a law and realize Peace and blessings in his last prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and on all those who follow the path of righteousness until the last
This is session 25 in which we'll be looking at name number 36. of the 99 Names of Allah.
And in this session we'll be looking at
a Latif the most kind, the most subtle, and the most gentle
in terms of its positioning in the Quran, it is mentioned seven times. Among them. Elia Alamo man haluk one Latif will have year
does he who created not known, while he is the kind of the fully acquainted.
the Divine Name or Latif comes from the trilateral route, lamb, four, five,
and the verbal muster looked for
which, according to Arabic grammarians is said to have four possible meanings. The first meaning is to be kind, gentle, mild, affectionate, soothing,
and to bestow
others with kindness.
The second meaning is to be thin, delicate and refined.
And the third meaning is to be subtle, and to know the fine details of all affairs.
The fourth and last meaning is to treat with regard for circumstances to be considered.
Now, the word Latif is the intensive form, on the pattern file of the present participle Latin,
meaning the gentle one.
Furthermore, the root of this divine name appears eight times in the Quran, in two derived forms.
Examples of these forms can be seen in the verb
while the upper locked off and let him be cautious, and Latif one,
the most subtle
relative to Allah, this Divine Name, and Latif refers to being so kind, in a subtle way that human beings and other creatures of the universe don't even realize it.
It also means to know secrets, and minute details of things, and to be able to do what others can't do.
A Latif refers to his infinite kindness and his complete knowledge with which He bestows gifts and favors upon us.
taking us gently from one situation to another, and causing us to benefit without us even knowing it.
Latif describes his subtle present saying a lot to do recall, absorb. Well the way you do recall, absorb well, who will Latif will have a vision cannot catch him.
But he catches all vision, and he is the subtle, the well acquainted.
Moving on to even Batali, ma'am even bottles for principles for application of the Divine Names.
We'll begin with his first principle which is to adopt where applicable
the Divine Name Latif
has a number of dimensions, which can be applied by human beings.
We can practically apply this Divine Name of Allah by trying on our limited human scale, to imitate a lot of subtle and secret inner working of good
which benefits His creatures without them even knowing what he has done for them.
A lot advise the believers that secret good deeds is better than publicize good deeds.
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if you disclose your charitable expenditures, they are good.
But if you conceal them and give them to the poor, it is better for you.
And he will remove from you some of your misdeeds.
And Allah with what you do, is fully acquainted. So Allah doesn't put down
openly done good deeds. He says they're good, it's good. That's why it's a good deed. However, if it is concealed, it is better and it has that added factor of purification, erasing evil deeds.
And of course, this is the case because there is a level of sincerity, natural to secret good deeds, which only very few can attain with public deeds.
Even when we try to give secretly, our souls yearn for recognition and praise, so much so that many times even after doing a secret would did, we feel compelled to tell at least someone to let at least someone know. So we eventually find 1,000,001 justifications to devalue our secret good deed by sharing it with others.
The driving factor which enables us to overcome the natural desire for thanks and praise is taqwa consciousness of a lot.
recognition and acknowledgement of Allah's omniscience, by knowing in our heart of hearts, from the bottom of our souls, that he really sees us, allows us to finally let go and allow our hearts to find rest, as the struggle for submission and temporarily,
alabi decree law he taught my inner guru, it is only with the remembrance of Allah, that hearts find rest.
And the Prophet sallallahu Sallam also spoke glowingly about secret good deeds, and his well known description of the Magnificent Seven. Well, that's what I call them. The Magnificent Seven.
He said there are seven groups of people will be shaded by laws thrown on a day when there'll be no shade besides his shade. Then he listed a just ruler, a youth who grows up worshipping Allah, a man whose heart or woman whose heart is attached to the masjid.
For two men who love each other for the sake of Allah, they meet on the basis of it and separate on the basis of it.
A man or woman who is invited to corruption by
a woman or man in high position,
beauty and handsomeness. And he replies or she replies, indeed, I fear a lot.
A man who gives charity and hides it so much so that his left hand is unaware of what his right hand gave.
And finally, a man who remembers a line private, man or woman, of course, and his or her eyes become filled with tears.
If we scrutinize each group, individually and carefully, it will become abundantly clear that it is the consciousness of Allah, taqwa, and the hidden nature of their acts of righteousness from the eyes of people, which links them all together, and earns them such a special place among the last creatures on the Day of Recompense.
The first group, the just ruder.
Now the justice of the just ruler will not be manifest without his consciousness of Allah. taqwa.
He will only be consistently just if and only if it is due to his fear of Allah, which prevents him from oppressing his people. rulers may initially make a big show of justice when they first come to power in order to win over
The people's confidence further. However, their hypocrisy will eventually become evident, and justice will be thrown by the wayside as they eventually begin seeking whatever power and force is necessary to perpetuate their rule.
That is the regular cycle. On the other hand, in the case of the truly just ruler, the reality is that, like, on the unjust ruler, none of his subjects have authority over him.
That's reality. He is no different from the unjust ruler in that respect. The only real authority over him and over the unjust ruler is alone.
And that is why both of them appear the same initially. To the observer. When the unjust ruler shows his true colors, it appears as though it's just another case of absolute power corrupting absolutely is a well known saying the West absolute power corrupts absolutely.
However, it is not the power which corrupted the individual, but the corrupt individuals abuse of power, which was corrupt.
from another perspective, no one knows the real reason for the just rulers justice, except Allah.
While long we are lemuel move Siddha mineral Muslim, and Allah knows who is corrupt and who is the reformer.
Externally, they may appear the same but Allah knows. Internally he knows the difference.
So because global history of corrupt rulers throughout
the historical record,
and all over the world
when Western readers read about righteous caliphs, righteous Muslim gallops, it seems like clarity tails, and they spend great efforts to try to find evidence of corruption in the rule. And when they don't find any evidence is Muslims are then accused of whitewashing our history.
accounts like those of Caliph, Omar Ignace, atop the second Khalifa, who used to disguise himself and walk incognito among his subjects to find out the reality of the state of his subjects. Sounds too good to be true to the Western historians. However, Rama Gaddafi, he did likewise, in the early years of his rule, when he first came to power went to any one over his people, because he was known to go amongst them, incognito, checking things out, etc. But after some time, after he was well established, and his rule was firm, then he became a harsh dictator in the latter years of his rule, and he lost the confidence of the people.
So, the hidden good deed, in the case of the just ruler, is the ultimate good deed of taqwa
which is between him and Allah.
The second category, a youth who grows up worshiping Allah.
As for that youth who grows up worshiping Allah, no one knows the secret of his or her sincerity, besides the law, and no one sees him under all conditions, open and secret, except Allah. Such a youth who sincerely worships Allah only desires a loss pleasure and fears his displeasure
where it's real. That's the driving
motivation. It is taqwa, which he has acquired which keeps him or her consistently worshipping Allah throughout their lives. Otherwise, he could just be acting pious for show and that's known as it didn't show
audria this state has to be carefully monitored, monitored in the early childhood development of our children. For it is well known that in the early years, imitation of their parents begins.
Example, they will begin to imitate their parents by occasionally joining them in prayer. And when their parents show surprise and happiness, usually followed by rewards can be chocolate, whatever, they will do it more and more often, until they begin to do so on their own in the presence of family guests. And of course, that brings greater crazy praise and more rewards.
This is simply this is a natural process, which, if not checked, will ultimately spiral out of control, and in most cases lead to minor ship.
Ria, doing acts of worship for the praise and recognition of others in their later years. Consequently, in the later years, the teen years of rebellion, these children will often abandon prayers when their parents aren't around, and much more.
Thus, intervention is necessary, from the early stages to help them understand that prayer is our way of giving thanks to Allah, for all the blessings in our lives, this is the main thing that we have to teach them, this is the greatest gift, we can give our children understanding of the need to thank Allah for all that He has given us.
That's them, they should be the main focus. And people of course, focus on memorizing Quran and, you know, saying these words and quoting that and, but really, what's most important for those children are children, is for them, to understand the need to give thanks to Allah, as we teach them to say thank you, when they receive things from us or from others, we also should be teaching them to say thank you, when Allah has blessed them
by showing them explaining to them that what we have this is from Allah, you know how it came from a lot? Of course, they don't necessarily need to understand you don't go into all the details, but it's from Allah. Oh, why do we have a nice car from Allah? Why do we have a nice house, it's a gift from Allah, we thank Allah for it, and so on. So, you know, we give them that consciousness
and then inshallah it will give them the foundation to grow up worshiping Allah. Because that is the very first words of our daily prayers. 17 times a day we say Alhamdulillah, that
humbly Nairobi, but Alhamdulillah
all gratitude, all things belong to a law.
The third category is a man whose heart is attached to the masks, man or woman.
The man whose heart is attached to the mask is one whose heart is not addicted to worldly gain, or women in marriage or status. He is only consistently in the mosque for the pleasure of Allah, due to the sweetness of a large company that he has tasted, while being in a law's house.
It is worthy noting that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam referred to the attachment referred to the attachment of his heart and not his body, or its sight. Because the sweetness of faith takes place fundamentally in the heart.
And the most powerful agent
is prayer. As the province as I know, it said,
what you are and that hora to ayeni for Salah.
And the pleasure of my eyes, was made in prayer.
No doubt the prayer that the prophet SAW Selim was referring to, on that occasion, was not the prayer of the companion, whom he told to go back and repeat this prayer three times.
The prayer that most of us pray every day
where our minds are everywhere, but in the prayer until we can't even remember the surah as we recited
unless we only recite the same words every day, and neglect the remainder of the crime.
It is a special prayer about which the prophet SAW solemn, gave a very simple instruction, which is
That sums it up simply how that proper prayer needs to be made, was clarified in a narration
from Abu in which he related that a man came to the Prophet sallallahu Sallam and asked all messenger of Allah, teach me Islam, but please be brief.
In short, throws us Allah responded saying
is our contact, face or lotic. For suddenly for Latin What
if you get up to pray, pray a farewell prayer. Meaning that when you perform your prayer, you should feel as if it was the last prayer you will ever make before leaving this world. If one feels that way, it will cause them to pray in the best way possible. With full humility, sincerity and calmness. It is the tako prayer. The prayer infused with taqwa in every aspect, the prayer in which one remains conscious of a law from our beginning takbeer where we say Allahu Akbar,
Allah is greater than all
to the prayer
with tasleem, saying Salaam Alaikum. The last words of the prayer. This is the prayer in which every word uttered and every verse recited, is done with utmost care and deepest reflection.
One blessed to achieve such a prayer,
even one time will never rest until he or she repeats that experience, time and time again.
And one of the best places to achieve it is in the mosque, silent and free from distraction. Consequently, our hearts will automatically become spiritually attached to the masks for the rest of our lives. May Allah bless us to experience this prayer of enlightenment, also known as the Epiphany prayer.
The fourth group, to men who love each other for the sake of Allah, they meet on the basis of it and separate on the basis of it.
As for those who love each other purely for the sake of Allah, and not you to financial dealings between them, or family relations connecting them or any other derived mutual benefit driving them, besides the remembrance of Allah, duck wha
these are those who will end up in the shade of a lawsuit
for only a law knows the reality of their mutual advice to each other.
Their meeting is purely for the sake of Allah and their parting likewise with nothing displeasing to Allah occurring between them during their meetings. Sincere friendship is a necessity for all human beings. As we are fundamentally social beings.
We come together in this life.
When we enter this world, with midwives,
and a cheering squad, we live together, eat together, play together, work together, worship together and die together and are buried together.
We need friends and companions.
A good part of our lives is spent in interaction with others. for Muslims who are living in a society where we are clearly a minority, the issue of choosing the right components becomes even more essential for preserving our Deen. Although
even then living in majority Muslim communities, we still have to be very careful in choosing our friends. Because corruption exists everywhere. befriending righteous and virtuous Muslims is absolutely necessary for staying on the straight path. Consequently, since friendship forms an integral part of our existence for a good life, we need to have good friends around us.
We need to avoid bad friends. Of course good and bad, can be relative. If we don't have a compass, to guidance, our compass as Muslims is divine instructions regarding good and evil. What is whatever a law defines as good and bad or evil is whatever a law has defined as such,
on the basis of that, both Allah in the Quran and the prophets, our solemn innocent now want us to choose our friends well.
Allah especially instructed us to stay close to our righteous friends, and to disengage from our unrighteous friends, not completely, but enough to avoid their harm through group pressure. And swirl Khafre is 28. The law says there and keep yourselves patient by being with those who call upon their Lord in the morning and the evening.
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And don't let your eyes go beyond them out of your desire for the adornment of the world the life and do not obey one whose heart I have made heedless of my remembrance, following only his desires, and whose affairs on Friday,
he warned us that on the Day of Judgment, those who we thought were our friends in this life will become our enemies, blaming us for their misguidance and their mistakes while pleading for a second chance.
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Friends on that day will be enemies of each other, except for the God conscious, those who have Taqwa.
On the other hand, in the Hadith narrated Bible Moosa, the prophet SAW Selim compared in a simile, the reality of good and bad friends, to the perfume merchant, and the blacksmith, saying, the example of a good companion, who sits with you, in comparison to the bad one is like that of a musk seller, the perfumed merchant, and the blacksmith bellows or furnace
from the perfume merchant, you would either buy some perfume or enjoy it good smell, going away, smelling good,
while the bellows would either burn your body or your clothes, or you will go away with a nasty smell. That's the bottom line.
In the West, they say, when you lay with dogs, you will get up with fleas. Fleas are the real insects that that live on dogs.
The province also generally warned us to be very careful in choosing our friends saying our Rasool Allah Dini Khalili for Leon lor, a haidakhan man you follow,
a person is likely to follow the faith of his friend. So carefully, look at whom you befriend.
According to the province on solemn, with good friends, their friendship benefits both ways. Since the religion as he said is good advice, a dino naseeha.
He said, I'll movement, mirror to E and movement. The believer is the mirror of his brother believer. So if the believer sees any faults in another believer, he draws his attention to it in a gentle, acceptable way, and helps him to give it up and wipe away any evil that he may have acquired from it. We ask Allah subhanaw taala to make us of the righteous friends, and to give us companions will take us away from his Roth and lead us to his pleasure in paradise. mixing with deviated and corrupt friends will result in a change in our behavior, our morals and our conduct. If we accompany such friends, we will inherit their habits, behavior and perhaps even their religion.
They belong to other religions, where the followers are free to do as they please,
it should leave the Muslim.
Oh, it's sorry, it could lead a Muslim to hide his or her Islam in front of those who despise it. Those who he considers to be friends, and to separate from the believers as a result of it. When this situation occurs, a point is reached, where there is little or no difference between the Muslim and his wrongdoing, companions.
Oftentimes one is encouraged by his non Muslim friends to engage in evil and to forget his or her duties. The result is that Muslims themselves are often ashamed to leave their non Muslim friends in order to perform prayer for fear of being laughed at. Thus, their friends can cause them easily, to deviate completely from the right path. So instead of making or keeping misguided friends, we should be very careful to only closely befriend the righteous, while still treating everyone else in a gracious and just manner doesn't mean we just cut ourselves off from everybody else.
We can still have, quote unquote, friends, but not close friends, friends who are
non Muslims, or non practicing Muslims, or weak Muslims or whatever, we can still have them among our friends, but not our close friends who we hang out with, you know, who are going to influence us in these manners that I just spoke of. So you keep friends with the others, because also we should be trying to pass on whatever good. You know, Allah has blessed us with good understanding good practices, etc, we should try to share that with others and the message of Islam to our non Muslim friends. The fifth category, a young man who is invited to corruption by a woman of high position and beauty, and he replies Indeed, I fear a lot.
This is the test of Prophet uses, in which Allah intervene you to the severity of the test, which had gone beyond his capacity to handle he was alone, and the wife of his master had closed the door. Had he submitted, no one would have known. Allah granted him the moral, psychological strength necessary to overcome his mistress is called in secret.
For those few who are able to resist such temptations of power and beauty, Allah has preserved this magnificent reward. However, it should be noted that this category, while being quite specific, alludes to anything in which the dynamics are similar, where a powerful individuals invite one or more of their subordinates to commit crimes, and their subordinates fear the consequence of disobeying them in the end, it will be taqwa, God consciousness alone, which will attract a lot of help and betray.
The sixth category.
Amen, gives charity and hides it so much, that his left hand is unaware of what his right hand gave.
That's a simile
because right hands don't know about left hands, or vice versa.
The one who gives, charity secretly overcomes his greed, or greed for wealth, and their desire for grace.
The greatest drive to give secretly without any compensation or return is the special desire for what Allah has promised. Hiding was charity purifies the heart, from the natural desire of being seen and known for our acts. What we call showing off and helps it to reach the ultimate goal of achieving a loss. Pleasure.
The core, as we said, is all about taqwa. It's only taqwa which is going to stop us from
seeking the praise
and recognition. The last category is a man or woman who remembers a lion private
His or her eyes become filled with tears.
So, for the one who cries out of the fear of a law,
it is expressly stated in the text, that he remembers a law and cries in private.
He remembers a law that stop, no one sees him, whether it is out of his fear of a law regarding the sins of his past, or his plain ignorance of what a law will do with him in the future.
Regardless of which it is, the tears are a product of taqwa. Without a doubt, as the law said, describing his true worshipers, one lady in a home may either be robbing him was forgiven, and those fearing the punishment of their Lord.
Those who were allies mentioned in their presence, their hearts tremble.
The second way of application
of this Divine Name allative is to be gentle and kind with others.
This Divine Name
can also be applied by being thankful to Allah T for his gentleness, and by being a source of gentleness and kindness to others, we should make a special effort to look out for the poor, orphans, widows, prisoners, and all those in need around us by doing something to make their lives easier. Remembering that as the process alum said, Whoever removes a burden, a trial, a calamity, from the shoulders of
another, Allah will remove from his or her shoulders, calamities, on the day of judgment.
So the least we can do is to give away our extra clothing, or write a letter of support to those unjustly imprisoned as the Messenger of Allah sallallahu Sallam was reported by his wife I should have said
in rifka lai akuna vishay illa Zanna Willa Yun Zhu min che Illa Shanna whenever gentleness is in a thing, it beautifies it and whenever it is withdrawn from anything, it defaces it.
So we should be aware of the dour which invites followers to hate the believers. The Tao of Boko Haram Shabaab ISIS, super selfies or whatever, extremists in whether in one Deobandi
way, or Jamaat e Islami or ikhwan or whatever group that's out there. If their Dawa involves inviting people to hate other Muslims than it is not a good route.
As Allah taught us in soil hazard to pray, when I touch and feel Colombian out, Hitler lilla Dena amanu robina in Nakuru for Rocky,
we are told and taught by a lot to say,
do not put in our hearts or do not leave in our hearts, malice, in feeling
in our hearts, towards those who believe.
Lord, You are truly compassionate and merciful. So once you hear that this is one of the red flags once you hear that dour, calling you to hate other Muslims.
Oh, they may be Muslims committing mistakes or whatever, but to hate them to have hatred in your hearts towards them.
You look at them as evil and only as evil
then know that that dour is deviant, is distorted. shaitan has infused in it misguidance for the oma
The second principle of given batal is to confirm where the name is unique and inapplicable.
This Divine Name contains attributes of gentleness and levels which human beings cannot hope to possess. However, we can apply looks
in many different religious activities, which we are obliged to perform.
And if you can remember, in our session on the laws names and alim, an alarm in Harlem, we're talking about the dour imperative.
the obligation of doubt
the obligation to carry Islam to the world.
Fundamentally, it requires the DI e The one who engages in this to be gentle in conveying the message message.
Because harshness could easily discourage people from listening to the truth. Allah even address this issue regarding Prophet Muhammad SAW Salim himself. Allah said there, la quinta fogden a little kalbi them for doom and Howlett. If you are harsh and hard hearted, they would have fled from around you.
Furthermore, it was as a result of Allah's mercy that the prophet SAW Salah was gentle to those who invited to Islam. For me, my rock my team and Allah He lynnderella home and it's by the mercy of Allah, that you dealt with them gently. This was the prophetic way.
The Dimas always considered the fact that Allah instructed prophets Moosa and Harun Moosa and Harun his brother, to gently communicate the message of Islam to Pharaoh, who was at that time claiming he was God. Allah Almighty said, For Kula Allahu kolon lajunen, the Allah who Kuru our yascha So speak to him, both of you, mildly, in order that he may reflect or fear Allah. So, Who among us is better than Prophet Moses and prophet Aaron?
And who is worse, then Pharaoh? So
we don't have any justification for harshness, in with our
brothers. Our sentiment said,
Oh, Allah be hard on whoever acquires control of our fears,
and is hard on those under them, and be kind to whoever gains control over the affairs of my nation and is kind to them.
So gentleness and Dawa affects the hearts of those being invited, and makes them want to listen to the message. The Messenger of Allah was reported by his wife, Ayesha I saying,
men your harem risk, you're from a higher,
one derive deprived of gentleness is deprived of all good.
The third principle of even batal was to have hope, where there is a promise in the Divine Name.
This Divine Name, Latif contains
a beautiful promise of good coming into our lives from where we didn't expect it. So by trusting in Allah and being patient in all circumstances, which require it, we implement this Divine Name in our lives.
As Allah said, My entropy lie edge Allahumma kraja we are Zuko Min hifu ly tested. Maya devacurl Allah Allah, for whoever hospital, whoever fears Allah, He will make an escape for him and provide for him from where he would least expect it. And whoever trust in Allah will find him sufficient.
In specific with regards to the Dawa patience is often needed. impatience has so many negative effects, that we should avoid it like the plague.
Most people will come to Islam do so after a faith seeking journey. Consequently, only a very few begin their search and ended with the same person
when declarations of faith
forgiven, it is after many stops on the road, someone may have started that person off, and many others helped him or her on the way. And perhaps
among them, one finally helps them to declare faith. So, you know, people tend to be disappointed after explaining Islam to people, and they still are not ready to accept it. You know, they say, you know, we'll think about it.
Give them some books, give them some additional things. Don't get upset, because they didn't explain they accept Islam, because you think that you have explained it to them? Totally. There should be no doubt in their mind. Well, that's what we'd like to think. But reality is that different people respond differently. Maybe that same message you gave to somebody else, the person said, Ah, Islam is the way I want to be. Right then in there, it happened. Although you don't know that many other people have been telling me and talking to him or her, you know, before that, but you just know that you get given the message, and they accepted Islam made the shot. But now hear somebody else you're
giving the same message, and they're not making shots. He said, What's wrong with you? You know, you can't upset No, this is not the way
the responsibility of the die
is to convey the message, and not to put faith in people's hearts
as a lion formed his messenger and its followers. In Mr. La Kal Bella, while anal hisab your responsibility is only to convey the message and the accounting is on me.
And we all know the story of I will call him the prophet SAW salams uncle who refused to accept Islam. Even on his deathbed, when the prophet SAW Selim pleading with him, in spite of all the clear signs of prophethood that he saw, that he saw in his own eyes.
And the fact that he was even defending the prophet SAW Salah time and time again with the boycott, etc.
But in spite of it, he didn't accept Islam, it was a very big disappointment for us all mozzarella, but it's a huge lesson for all of us.
The last of the four principles fear where there is a warning.
This Divine Name also contains a hidden warning of evil consequences if we don't ensure that we preserve the right intentions in our deeds.
at the root of it is taqwa. And only Allah knows what's on the inside.
He knows our intention, regardless of what we show externally, which may delude those around us.
And that's why the promises are limited in normal Armenia.
Indeed, the rewards of deeds depends on their intentions. And every person will get the reward their reward according to what they intended.
Also, because I said I told us about the first three categories of people, he refers them as individuals, who would be thrown in the Hellfire first to be thrown into the hellfire.
They would be martyrs, generous benefactors,
and great scholars, because they all did, whatever they did, for the praise of people.
And that lie in that in a project.
So Latif knows all we do,
every minute detail, every thought, every desire, every intention. So we should take account of ourselves. Before we do anything.
We should ask ourselves, am I really doing this for a law or for something else?
Just remember, that Hadeeth of the first three, throwing in hell,
martyr, who Allah asks, What did you do with the skills and means and strength that I gave you? And the individual would say, I sacrifice my life for you, Oh Allah. Allah will say no, you sacrifice your life so people would clap. They would praise you. What a martyr. What a hero.
Victoria's bubble burst mill was just you know,
super Superman, super Muslim fighter for the sake of Allah.
But he was because he was doing it for that praise, then he will be the first throne in the hellfire. Normally, being a martyr is a guaranteed to get to Jannah.
Guaranteed. But here because of intention, it's taking that group of people to the hellfire. So
let us be very careful about our intentions behind the deeds that we do. Eliza Latif
being that he will be gentle with us, when we make mistakes, because this is also part of our nature, you know, hypocrisy or showing off or whatever.
It's part of human nature. So we do end up struggling with it. Sometimes it defeats us, but and he's alerting he knows what our intentions were. And he can forgive us when we strive to overcome it when we catch ourselves but we have to catch ourselves. We have to be aware of ourselves, take the advice, the good advice of our friends around us
and strive to be around people who will remind us about law.
With that, we'll be closing our session calling on the law using these names or law. Yeah Latif, we know you are the most subtle, and you perceive every minute detail of our lives. So prompt us to fear you as if we see you
inspire us to contemplate your beautiful names and attributes by reflecting on the universe you created and all that's in it instead of merely using it to satisfy our needs.
Yeah, love the
the merciful, gentle and kind with us.
So with that, we complete our session
and We'll now
go to our third part which is that of
seeing our questions,
questions and answers
and just so you know it
Yes, Ramadan is over,
but in the names of Allah our session is not
it will be over inshallah, when we reach name 99
and we'll look at some of the names of after it maybe 10 or 15 names which are not from the 99 which have no evidence to support them being taken as among the 99
and that if we managed in Ramadan to complete 33 plus names
in show while if we managed to complete another 33 it means we will also need them Crider to finish the remaining 33.
on to our questions
and we have a lot of questions
or so it seems.
when someone says bad about Islam in the comment section,
we get angry should we remain silent or react to them?
As I said it far bill Lahti here
What is not good, evil, bad etc. With what is better. We don't sink to their level.
They're pushing buttons when we
you react and become angry and puffed up, and then
that's what they have achieved, ever achieved their goals. So we should respond,
respond to whatever they said, and then
leave them and move on. They don't need to get into a tussle and struggle and, you know,
if they're raising issues, you can say, What do you really want to know?
why Islam holds this position? Or why Islam does this? Or does that?
Why in Islam, we do this, you really want to know, or you just, you know, it's just a matter of insulting us.
So if they're sincere, don't really want to know. Then
there's your chance. Give them the Dawa.
Question from our Instagram followers. Students? Yes. Is it okay to eat grass fed non halal meat? Because halal meat isn't for you. Nowadays?
grass fed non halal meat? What is not how I met? You mean? You mean pork? That's non halal meat?
you know, what you actually mean is probably
the meat meat there that wasn't killed, according to you know, Islamic principles. Well, you know, you need to know these
principles, especially with regards to Christian or Jewish killed meat, which Allah allows us in the Koran to eat. So, we have to be careful when we say non halal, because if a Christian slaughters an animal,
allowed to eat it. If it he stands, it kills it with a blow, you know, in any other ways which are forbidden in Islam, then of course, it's not halal. But if he cuts the neck
of the animal, as a Christian, or a Jew,
then that animal is halal for us. So it comes under the category of halal meat. So be careful, you know, when you when you're using this term halal, because you end up then just limiting it to Muslim. Hello, but there's Christian halal. And there's Jewish holiday Jewish holidays called kosher.
Christian halaal is just, you know, people who are killing the animals according to traditions which they inherited
from Jewish sources, etc, cutting the necks of animals
kosamba Zubair, I'm asking about our scholars, jurists, what makes them so special, that one can't have authentic Dean without referring back to them?
Well, I don't know about making them so special.
The bottom line is
what makes brain surgeons are so special
that we have to refer back to them for, you know, brain operations. If you've got a good friend who says, You know, I watched on YouTube, you know how to do brain surgery and you know, I've practiced on a few cats and
whatever else, you know,
are you going to go with that person?
You know, are you going to go with that person to
get brain surgery for yourself? Are you going to go with the experts? This is the point.
not every time they can Harry,
Achmed, Muhammad and Khalid.
knows what are the rules of Islam.
They may know general halal and haram but the rules be
Find them which allow one to be able to apply them in specific areas which have not been spoken about directly in the ground or the sun.
Stepping Out of the box now what is known well known, established
Who are the people who are going to be able to give us the knowledge? So, yes, these people have a special position of responsibility and we go to them to hear their
reasoning. It's not just they said haram and okay you walk away he said haram or halal, you walk away. He said, that's it. No. You hear their reasoning. You hear their evidence is and having understood what they're saying, to the best of your ability, then you act.
Muna asks, What are the etiquettes of texting messaging privately with non Mottram, for example, my childhood, male classmates
talk about what is pleasing to Allah
and avoid what is displeasing to him. That is the main to get what you say, is not
forbidden, not displeasing to Allah, that if your parents side or whatever, you know, they would be upset.
stay within those parameters.
asks, Is it true that if we say 1000 times a last name, I Latif our wishes will be granted, or guaranteed to come true. The only proof of Hadith about this? No, there is no proof. And it's the same for any
claim we're in we're told if you repeat a name a particular name of Allah, so many times, sometimes with other rituals, you know, fasting first, making it on a Friday,
you know, variety of other things,
making woowoo before saying it,
whatever any of these different suggestions that can be found in books
just having the title appear, or shape,
or bazoo, or whatever,
meaning this is a holy man. So basically, whatever he tells you, you believe it, you accept it, you act on it.
any of those claims any of those suggestions, we reject
and only consider those that have been authentically narrated from Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and only he has that authority
to define these things for us.
And what you find in his son now is that he never told us to repeat a name of allah over and over and over again, never know authentic hadith with that content, that meeting.
So insha Allah I think, if you don't have anything from Instagram,
will close our session
and never mines the ground.
We had something from Super PACs. Should we thank Allah
for our past gifts, and current gifts, and coming gifts, insects such as Judah sugar or substitute sugar
And when we remember
is there any Dumas? wildland? sujood?
of our own?
Yeah. And so do the sugar, you know, you can make any do I want to make
your own in your own words?
Or do eyes which paths are seldom taught us that she did in sujood we can add those. But mainly, the focus should be on what Allah has blessed us with.
Fundamentally the process and and did it when he received
good, something good, beneficial, useful.
He would do it. So the focus would be on that good thing where we can't think of anything good. Because we're in a depressed state, and everything seems to be bad. This is when we now can reflect on the past. If you can think of anything today we think of what happened this week. There must have been some good things which happened this week, if not this week, then this month, and we can use those as the basis for developing
an attitude of gratitude.
That's the way to go. That is the positive
approach. When when
the prophets Allah spoke of it
from Instagram, how can I deal with extreme was was in mobile and solid.
In the case of
You can make Voodoo with somebody next to you, because there was there was wasa which can happen. That's whispering doubt, which come to the mind.
Process element said it's
mostly from the agency of the jinn that seek to confuse us mix up our
will do some people get so much jammed up with this that they can't even complete when they start to do and they can't make it to the end.
Every time they reach a certain point, they think oh, maybe I didn't do that what I was supposed to do before it or whatever. And after that, you know, to Voodoo just become such a burden that they give up.
And this is definitely say tannic.
So you have somebody beside you, when you're making Moodle, they're watching you. So if the doubt comes to you, Oh, did I do? You can ask the person? Did I do this? Yeah, you did? Keep going.
And you can break it that way.
In terms of prayer, of course, where it is?
Which record? Am I on? Whatever, again, compare it with somebody else? When you're praying, pray aloud with somebody else, you know, or have somebody else watch you and inform you? Yeah, that's the doubt comes. Did I
miss my record? Did I goes directly to sujood, from PR, o? Or did I do two schedules? Or is it only one or all of this can confuse people so much in their prayer, that prayer just becomes such a massive burden. They just drop it all together.
So by taking help from others around you, this can help you to overcome it, or what you can do. I know when I
caught COVID and one of the impacts of COVID is that causes your mind to race and get confused. You know, one good fit very good close friend of mine, you know, he just came out of 42 days in ICU.
And as he said, it's only these last two days that I knew who I was.
Prior to that so confused. He didn't even know who he was.
It's not a kid is a grown man. So in the 60s,
So COVID can be like that
mess you up, psychologically, it's a common common amongst many who have severe COVID. So anyway, the point is that
when, when I had it, when I managed to be able to start praying
first with my eyes, then with my head and sitting up in the, in the hospital bed, and you know, just then eventually sitting right up and, you know, sitting with my feet off the side of the bed and eventually able to stand up. And now going through that, during all of that there was this confusion thing going on, same time. So what I would do, because to make sure that I, I was on the right track on all this, I would, you know, bend one of my fingers, okay, while I'm on the first record would pray my hand,
and the second worker would be on to the third record, be on three, and the fourth record. on fourth, it's four up out. So that way, you know, I had a means of stabilizing the prayer and removing that area of doubt. From my mind.
Question for Faisal Lally, we see what are the books every Muslim should have in their homes?
all good books.
All good books. To have. I mean, obviously, you're asking about Islamic books.
There is such a massive range. I mean, I suppose it's probably a good idea to put together
a Muslim library.
This is an idea Sharla maybe we can look into it, putting together key books in English talking with English medium, key books in English, which are available, of course, a lot of books would like to have but they're not just not available. These key books should be in every Muslim household.
thank you for the idea. It's a good thought. I know. And we will inshallah work on it, to put together
the Muslim home library.
Alright, we can, it can go online, you know, there are a lot of books which are now
pirated, they put them on online, they're available in
that we can identify a digital library, as well as, you know, a physical
offline library, which could be developed in the home and, you know, could be held and read and shared and researched more easily, etc. So, yeah, that's a very good idea. But, you know, we have in in, in is from Islamic perspective,
the areas where we got the five pillars of Islam. So books on the five pillars of Islam, important, the man on the six pillars of EMA. So also important to have books covering each of these pillars. No, doctor,
O'Meara Lashkar, he has a full collection,
which is quite extensive and quite comprehensive. As a basic series, he has, it's worth getting his
on Al Qaeda.
My book fundamentals of tawheed I think is a basic
and there are other words in this area, which are available in English medium
will try to list others
and in tafsir,
understanding or solid tafsir
I also have a book in it.
tafsir of the Quran, sadly, is completely translated, but an even more
Well known he will get yours tafsir is
you should have a basic classic.
So you have to pay the taxes available right now.
In the area of fear you have
very little available in English
there is a book which I have been working on over the years and laughter I intend in the next coming months etc to publish it also
and then fit itself
we have Chuck according to Quran and Sunnah
Abdullah Zach's book was translated into English, there's a couple other books similar to it.
Fit persona is also very good in this area.
in the area of hobbies,
I have a book also no solo hobbies and there are others available
as well as compilations of hobbies. That's the So here, the full series so I am Biharis, a Muslim,
Suman, Abba Woodson tirmidhi, semana de magia, and some non si. Those are the six, the famous six, there has been a compilation and reduction in a smaller number of volumes, which was published fairly recently. This is also worth getting, it's a shorter version because it's good to have the others as references, ultimate references to read, want to research deeper, but at least having you know the overall compiled version
in one set of volumes that's particularly useful.
Then we have
life of the prophet SAW Selim Ryan stone, the seal nectar is well known sera book, but even more authentic and solid and is the book of
a salami. Dr. Celebi from Libya. He has one on the life of the Prophet
which not only is the facts, the authentic facts of his life brought, but also
he has taken lessons from all of the various events because ultimately, this is what's most important in the life of the process. It's not just learning a story, I mean, the little children okay on a story basis, but once you've gotten past that to adulthood, then it's about understanding the relevance of the Sun now the crops are solid is life to us, how to live it. So, this is an excellent work triple, triple sera
Rizal also similar some hobbies is more extensive in this area.
And of course, there's Arabic in the library should have some books by which you and the family can learn Arabic. I did a series on
arbic reading writing made easy and Arabic grammar made easy. The third book of the series was not published now busy with other things have to finish that in the coming next year or two.
So Arabic theory of Arabic good to have that available, I think that covers the main area or areas of Islamic
which would form the basis of your
library in the home then there are other related topics which are related to
modern trends in knowledge in different areas, which have Islamic implications. You may want to bring books of that nature
into the home.
Like Islamic psychology, you know, approach to it. Recently,
Dr. Ayesha Oates, she did a
book on it, which we use in our
Islamic psychology degree course. And also, professor, Dr. Ghulam Rasool, he has recently published a comprehensive book on
Islamic psychology, I think it's probably going to be available online. It's not already
it's a good book to look out for.
so on and so forth. You know, there are other books out there, as I said, in related fields, which Muslims should have knowledge of
raising Muslim kids that's in the home.
Some books have been written on that area,
Close enough, just a minute ago.
easy and natural is asking, I always worry, the knowledge we are learning could lead to that category
is answer that I will lead to that category, I suppose you're referring to Ria, category of
showing loss? Well, this is something we're faced in all aspects of our lives. So we shouldn't now run away from knowledge because of fear, that the knowledge may become, you know, an impediment or a burden, a sin on us because we're not utilizing the knowledge property. No.
That would be a trick of Satan, Satan would have tripped you
missed out. So seeking knowledge, perhaps a solemn,
faded obligation for every Muslim tolerable enemy Farida, Allah cola Muslim.
That's reality. It's an obligation it needs to seek it.
But at the same time,
we tried to do so
being conscious of a law
trying to follow the way which the law has taught us through His Messenger, Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam as well as the guidance provided to us by the scholars of our times. And those of the past
is wearing false eyelashes from
this is one of those
in between things, you know, wearing wigs, we know is
blocking your eyelashes.
eyebrows, sorry, that's your eyebrows. also
wearing false eyelashes, technically speaking, there isn't a clear prohibition on it. Some scholars may conclude it, you know, based on the prohibition for false here
one could still argue that
it's not specifically mentioned.
I will leave that to the experts.
I will say that it is not specifically prohibited and the norm is that we
take strong positions on the haraam, where it is specifically prohibited.
Know the halaal has been left wide open.
Whereas the Haram has been specified in details. This is how it is in the Quran. This is how it is in the Sunnah. So
where there's flexibility, you know,
the browser Solomon said yes, you will make things easy for people will make it difficult. So
Dawa dude Sufi mix dicker have a Latif, do we have some specific results with this attribute?
As I said before somebody else asked that question repeating a Latif over and over again you know according to Sufi digger instructions
it will not produce the results which are claimed it's fake
it's a bit
that's not so not
fair is that if there's blood in an egg can we take it away and eat it? Or shall we throw it
out together? I'm asking since blood is prohibited according to Quran and Torah
blood in an egg meaning you crack open the egg and there seems to be you know, means that is that the yolk has started to
the process of towards the process of developing into a check, but it's still in the very early stages. So there's bloody looking aspect to it now it's perfectly Hello Good
morning, Mona. I will
I will be Will I be accountable? or sitting singing? Singing if there is music playing around me but I'm not paying attention to it.
no, if it's playing around you I mean if you've chosen to be there, you say I'm just not going to pay attention to it but just like to be there you know, have a problem here.
You know, if it's something which is unavoidable you're going to you know,
bookstore or whatever you tried to read and they got music going
then you're not you're not held accountable
where you're not producing it yourself or you're not deliberately trying to listen to it then you are not held accountable.
I think this will be the last of our questions now. Faisal Ali is asking
asking me to list YouTube scholars who are intelligent like me
who you know well, so I can learn from them also.
Oh, actually, we are we are working at IOU we are working on a video library
scholars, presenters, etc. This is an ongoing project and Charlotte should be launched this year, if it isn't already launched. So you will have that available for you. inshallah, in the very near future.
think we need to stop here and now.
There are still more questions pouring in. But these may be saved for our next
session tomorrow. inshallah.
So, I think we'll call it quits.
And our session
subhanak Lomo. Hamburger, Shadwell. And let's start with fluka one or two bhulekh
so I want a comb Rahmatullahi over a capital