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barakallahu li calm. Welcome to everyone.
I hope your EAD was good.
And you're ready to get back down to business. We began yesterday.
And we'll be continuing today.
Yesterday being the 25th session, today, we'll be
going on to the 26th.
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all praises due to a law, male as Peace and blessings beyond his last prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and an all those who follow the path of righteousness until the last day.
This is session 26 in which we'll be looking at the name, Alfa beer 37th name
of the 99 which I have chosen for the series.
The acquainted the fully aware
in terms of its Quranic location, it has been mentioned six times in the crop among them
all at man, Baca had that call and about any
she asked, who informed you about this?
And he replied, I was informed by all knowing the fully aware
that's sort of a taleem
verse three, in terms of the meaning linguistically a beer comes from the root core by raw and is derived from the verbal noun kimbra kimbra tune,
which means to experience which is said to have two basic meanings.
The first meaning is to know to be aware, and to understand the reality or inner nature of something. The second meaning is to test
prove, and to try out based on experience, which then results in inner knowledge.
Here is also the intensive form of the present participle habia. In our, on the file pattern, which we have seen so often in so many of the Divine Names.
This route appears that's kibra
appears 52 times in the Quran in four derived forms.
For example, Baraka, your affairs kobrin
any knowledge or information about Aha, it's news.
Relative to Allah, this Divine Name of Kabir means that our law
His infinite knowledge and vast knowledge and his unhindered in depth understanding and encompasses the innermost hidden realities of things, as well as their outward external realities simultaneously, and effortlessly.
In the Quran, Allah's Divine Name of Kabir, is most often combined with his attributes of total wisdom, Al Hakim,
or, of all seeing Albus here
sublime subtle gentleness of a Latif.
These link names serve to emphasize that his complete awareness is enhanced and produce only wisdom, understanding and kindness.
Moving on to the application, according to
then backhauls four principles, the first of which is to adopt where applicable
Now although allows infinite awareness is not shared by his creatures, there is an aspect of this Divine Name of Kabir which human beings can emulate. We are in the information age, with easy access to information on a never before imagined scale. We owe it to ourselves to use the means we are now blessed with to first and foremost become properly aware and acquainted with our Deen our religion. Prior to the 20th century, if we wanted to study, we had to take long journeys across the oceans overseas over land
to reach the centers of learning. Personally, I traveled from Toronto, Canada, where I accepted Islam back in 1972, to Medina, Saudi Arabia 6533 miles away, or 10,513 kilometers. To study Islam, I went there to study Islam and to understand it as thoroughly as I could. Of course, that was still a huge blessing as before,
in the first half of the 20th century, it wouldn't have even been possible.
Now, by the grace of Allah, knowledge is at our fingertips. We don't have to travel anywhere, we can access it in our own homes, on the computers. Of course, we do have to be selective, as we are overloaded with information on the internet, some of which is authentic and reliable, and a lot of which is not.
However, we can and should develop the habit of not being satisfied with the interpretations and explanations of others.
we don't really know
the their backgrounds or the level of knowledge that they have, we're uncertain, it's just information coming to us. So we shouldn't be
accepting of everything that comes at us. Instead, we should be prepared to research any given issue, especially Islamic issues, to the degree necessary for us to properly and accurately understand what in fact, is the reality of the matter.
Consequently, applying this Divine Name, Al Kabir in our lives. After wholeheartedly acceptance takes us back to the knowledge imperative, found in the other Divine Names like lolly, Malala,
etc. Let's talk about knowledge. The prophets are seldom may
quest for knowledge compulsory and every Muslim male and female saying fallible Elmi for either Allah cool a Muslim seeking knowledge is compulsory for every Muslim. The most important area of knowledge, of course, is Islam itself. Therefore, we must constantly seek knowledge, if Allah is to make our way forward clear, being content to allow others to make decisions, which we are responsible for, is to allow ourselves to be led, potentially led astray.
As long as we are conscious and coherent. We will always need knowledge to light our way. Abu huraira quoted the process elements saying man Salah Casa de Pon meltemi Sophie Elman Salallahu, la ruta de Pon, Ellen Jana, we're following the path, seeking knowledge, Allah will make his path or a path to paradise. Easy.
This is how important seeking knowledge in Islam is. It is officially a way to paradise if its conditions are met, and its rules followed, where there is insincerity, you know, where there is
no poor effort in studying etc.
Then, of course, it's not going to play that role. Allah has a scribe
To the Muslim nation, a very important role to play in human civilizations existence and its progress. However, in our times, it is not being fulfilled in the past, the golden age of the Muslim civilization, we were fully
fulfilling that role. And the rest of the people, neighboring peoples came to our centers of learning and learned and took that knowledge back to their own regions, areas, countries etc.
Law states in the Quran,
quantum higher on Martin acurately NASS, that Motorola bill my roofie within how Nana Mancha manana Billa. You are the best nation extracted from among humankind, because you command the good, prohibit evil, and you believe in Allah.
This is the assignment which Allah has put on our shoulders. We are supposed to be the best nation.
Allah said says you are the best nation potentially.
The main reason for the current failure of Muslims to meet the challenge is due to the adulteration of Islamic teachings. Throughout the Muslim world today.
Islamic practices have become so mixed with a variety of local customs and traditions, that the average Muslim is unable to distinguish between what is Islam, and what is in fact, local culture.
And especially non Muslims. They run into all kinds of problems with this when they think certain things are part of Islam. And we say no, you know, like, honor killing, for example, Muslims are popping up in the news here, they're, you know, especially in this part of the world, at least area
killing their daughters, and sometimes even sons
for indiscretions, etc. to protect the honor of the family.
They call it honor killing, but it's not honor killing in Islam, there's no such thing. But people do it. And non Muslims assume that it is a part of
Muslim culture, Muslim practice. So when we tell them no, no, no, no, no, this has nothing to do with Islam.
So that's what Muslims are doing. So how do we know? What is Islam on? What is that? Yeah, I usually tell them that.
Whatever you find Muslims doing everywhere you go,
like, no kidding, you only find it in the Middle East area, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, you know, in Africa, we don't find people killing their children. For indiscretions, there is no honor killing is not looked at as something, you know, desirable. Or maybe it occurs on occasion. But it's not the norm. So when you find something only, you know, in one area, and it's not all over the Muslim world, then you can be sure this is not from Islam, almost 100% where you find something which is practiced by Muslims, everywhere you go, Ramadan comes, everybody's fasting all around the world, not every Muslim, but in general, the whole societies of Muslims in Africa, in America, in Asia,
all fasting. So that's, I think that's it. That's from Islam, just for a rule of thumb for them.
So Islam being practiced in much of the Muslim world today, is often referred to as cultural Islam, or focus Lam, by Christian missionaries, studying Islam and looking to see how to find inroads or openings to get in to promote their teachings.
The main feature of this version of Islam is the blind following of local traditions, which are generally a product of practices handed down from earlier generations.
Some cultural practices are based on authentic Islamic traditions. While many are not
However, the cultural Muslim is unable to distinguish between the two. All traditions are identified as Islamic. And any attempt to exclude any aspect of the cultural tradition is met with stiff resistance. Of course, the missionaries, they focus on cultural, cultural Islam or focus.
Because this is where they have the best inroad to be able to counter Islamic teachings show that it is not relevant, or it's in a bit applicable or inappropriate or whatever they have the best opportunity there with true Islamic teachings, it's a much more difficult struggle to overcome.
So although it is well known to all Muslims, that Islam is based on the Quran and Sunnah. Muslims will agree with that wherever you go. When cultural Muslims are advised to follow instructions from the Quran, or the Sunnah, they immediately make excuses why they can't.
The excuses usually consist of statements to the effect that Islam was not practiced that way in their village or their country.
Cultural Muslims are brainwashed with this response. Whenever they questioned the practice while growing up, their parents would scold them for questioning their traditions saying, if it was good enough for your forefathers, it is good enough for you.
Or do you think your forefathers were all wrong? And you're the one that's right?
This response is very similar to what the pagan
in Mecca the pagan Mecca pagans when the promised land gave them an invitation to Islam.
This was their response. A lot of mentors in the Koran and so on my diverse 104 why the appeal Allahu Diallo Illa Allah Long Way Allah Rasool corlew husband, I'ma jedna LA, Anna.
If you tell them, Muhammad salam, if you tell them come to what Allah has revealed unto the messenger, they will reply, what we found our parents doing is sufficient for us is enough. That's what our parents did. You know, we don't need anymore.
Now in general, there are four basic sources of an Islamic traditions in cultural Islam,
pre Islamic practices,
adopted practices from the distant past, and religious innovation,
and factionalism, madhhab. fanaticism, in later times.
Just as an example, of pre Islamic practices, when Islam spread, I mean, how did end up in Islam, when Islam spread to various parts of the world, people who embraced the faith brought into Islam with them, some of their pre Islamic traditions is not true. You know, when you accept Islam, you don't just cancel everything that you were, all the experience, and culture etc, that you grew up with, when you accept Islam is not just wiping the slate clean, and you're starting completely fresh. Now, you bring in with you what you have, then eventually, some of it gets clarified for you or it doesn't get clarified. So you may keep on doing it for longer. And, you know, so all of this
process is a natural process. We're not blaming people for this really.
Islamic law did not prohibit In any case, all of the practices of the people who make governed a special category of Islamic law called or have made allowances for local traditions. Consequently, local traditions were permitted as long as they did not contradict clear commandments of the religion is a basic it's a were accepted with what they were practicing, as long as it didn't go against the teachings of Islam. So it's okay. Your culture that much of your culture of your region, your country, your city, or whatever can bring with you No problem.
Consequently, local traditions were permitted
as long as they didn't contradict that.
principles of religion where they contradicted This is now where the issue arise. The amount of an Islamic customs, which were carried into Islam by the new converts depended on the degree to which they learned Islam, and the knowledge of those who invited them to stop.
The more ignorant they were of Islamic teachings, the easier it was for them to continue in their pre Islamic habits. Likewise, those who taught the new converts would be what they will tolerate an Islamic habits, which they were ignorant of.
For example, just a simple example, the red wedding dress of most Pakistani and Indian Muslims, is identical to the Hindu wedding dress. So we know where it came from.
There is no specified color for wedding dresses, according to Islamic law,
but they can wear red, or they could wear white people in other parts were under Christian tradition, they were white Muslims and Lebanon. And these are the areas that were under Christian rule they inherited that practice that white is the wedding dress.
it could be any color as long as it was not an imitation of the religious ceremonies of other religions. Consequently,
traditionally, people wearing wedding dresses, color wise, design wise, etc. in different parts of the Muslim world, in accordance with their traditions, they may be modified to cover more detail, maybe in their
normal practice, you know, they'll be exposing more arms and feet and legs and things like this may be more exposed. So as they became Muslim, they made things longer made sleeve longer, whatever, so they cover themselves more, but it's similar colors, basic, same design, cut, etc.
Now, these inherited practices might seem innocent, and harmless, in and of themselves. However, there are other inherited practices that are quite harmful, physical physically as well as spiritual. For example, the Quranic circumcision of females, commonly called today genital mutilation,
female genital mutilation as practiced in East Africa, the Sudan, and Egypt, among Muslims and non Muslim tribes of that region.
You can find it spread across Africa all the way to the Gambia and West Africa, which was which was brought this Islam was brought from those areas, and they carried those customs with them.
But you won't find it in
India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, people never heard of that.
So this practice, which in fact,
as it is done, is on Islam, as on Slavic men, Islam does have permission for circumcision of women. But it is done in a particular way, which is not harmful, not cutting out body parts and things like this. But the way that it was done in Egypt, and Sudan, and East Africa, where they actually cut out parts, stitched people up and all kinds of things. This had nothing to do with Islam at all.
Infections from it can lead to sterility, and even death.
People are doing it with all kinds of crude instruments and no, I've seen pictures of the various knives and things which were used. It's horrendous, really.
And even under hospital supervision, it robs the women
have some of their rights to enjoy a basic part of their marriage.
Furthermore, under feminist attack
Some women reject Islam under the mistaken impression that it condones this form of oppressive disfigurement of women.
In order for Muslims to reestablish the Islamic civilization and promote its ideals to the world, as an alternative to Western culture, the inherited, excess baggage of cultural Islam must be eliminated.
For only pure unadulterated Islam can stand in the face of Western civilization's cultural onslaught. This is the bottom line.
Consequently, in order to apply this Divine Name, we're all aware that everywhere in our lives, we must make the extra effort to learn Islam, that is proper Islam implemented and spread it to those around us.
So, this is an obligation This is the
learning imperative, or the knowledge imperative, which is on the shoulder of every Muslim tolerable Elmi for either a lacunae Muslim, seeking knowledge is an obligation on every Muslim.
Moving on to
point number two have been backhauls for principals to confirm were unique, and inapplicable. This Divine Name of Kabir is an expression of one of our laws, innumerable unique attributes based on his complete knowledge of the outer and inner aspects of everything, to the finest of details, we should apply this name
denying it, rejecting it,
when any attempt is made, to
give it to our laws, creatures,
we have to confirm that a law alone has these qualities, and then apply it by rejecting all claims that allow human beings to partake of this divine level of knowledge. As mentioned previously,
we must reject the claims of many Shiites that their 12 Imams, or the so called 14 infallible,
possess this Divine Mercy and knowledge.
quoting from Hamad ridot, Lucifer
in his book called faith of Shiite Islam, published in calm,
Iran, calm is the
center of learning for twelver imants imamat
under the heading, the doctrine of attributes of the Imam and knowledge of the land, under that heading erode, we maintain that we Shiites maintain that the powers of the Imam
to receive inspiration has reached the highest degree of excellence. And we say that is a divinely given power. By this means the mom is able to understand information about anything,
anywhere and at any time.
knowledge about anything, anywhere. And at any time.
They're a moms and they're not talking about demand for money and, you know, the moms who were determining mom means leader, or outstanding scholar or whatever, or you know, one leading the prayer. No, they're talking about the 12 imams that is Ali and 11 of his descendants claimed descendants. Some are actually from his descendants and some are not.
So likewise, not to be outdone, some sofas have claimed omniscience for their hierarchy of saints. The only
Beginning with the poles, the up Bob and the pegs. The old tired.
An 18th century Moroccan Sufi, by the name of at the bar
was quoted by one of his followers that saying,
I saw a saint a Willie reach a great station, where he witnessed all intelligent and unintelligent created beings.
they witnessed the
wild animals, insects, the heavens and its stars, the earth, and the globe of the entire world, gained its sustenance from him out to be back.
He goes on to say,
he this saint is well, he heard all of their sounds and conversations in a single instant.
And he gave each, what they needed, and what was best suited for them, without being distracted, one from another. So behind Allah, this is our zap
and an ollie
and an alum.
Consequently, any attempt to give this Divine Name or hobby
to human beings, even to the prophets lasala is totally unacceptable.
And we do have
Muslims who are not specifically identified to Sophy 30 cars or whatever,
but who believe that Prophet Mohammed Salah had this kind of knowledge.
But Allah instructed the provinces
to state categorically that he didn't have knowledge of the unseen
and provide proof to his companions, and all generations of Muslims to come until the end of this world. Allah had problems as done them say to the earlier part of the verse, welcome to our lemon life.
Let's take 32 minute okay, well, my my son is Sue. And if I knew the unseen, I could have acquired much wealth, and no harm would have touched me.
That's the proof.
And that's the reality. It didn't know the unseen
fact that it is impossible for us to know such details means that we will always need to gather sufficient information before making decisions and passing judgments. The believers should regularly apply a last name, I will have beer in their lives. By not being too quick to judge people. gossip and backbiting should not be a source of knowledge, as they're not only sinful, but they commonly lead to incorrect and harmful judgments.
Instead, we should know our limitations. gather the necessary reliable information. In order to properly know and understand the situations which arise in our lives. We're often too quick to judge others. But the fact is that we lack knowledge about the inner Reality of Things only. Kabir has that complete knowledge. Our instincts and feelings shouldn't be the basis for important decisions. Therefore, we should always be very careful in judging others are known in the case of criticizing them, but also in showering them with grace.
This is the way forward.
The third principle of even backhaul
is to find hope where there is a promise in the Divine Name.
In alpha beer,
we find a promise
that when people misjudge our intentions, we can find comfort in the fact
Most importantly, Allah, Allah knows our true intentions.
So this is where the hope lies,
then we will be misjudged. It will happen from time to time,
many times to be occasionally, that people, wrongly judges, they assume that we're doing things for particular reasons. And we're not for the wrong reasons, and it's not the case.
But we're not able to convince them, people will go away with these impressions. And we are left saddened by misunderstandings. However, we shouldn't be this name of a beer reminds us that Allah knows the reality. And his knowledge is most important to us. So if Allah knows the reality, and nobody on earth knows it, we have succeeded.
That's the bottom line.
The reality is that some people will always wrongly accuse us of things we didn't do. And we may be unable to defend our case, and consequently, our rights maybe be taken away.
But we should rest assured that our law knows, or whatever the case may be, he will make it right, because his knowledge is not just knowledge, okay, he knows what he knows, and we will act on making things right.
promises. And then I'd said that if a judge rules unjustly in the favor of your opponent, and he is awarded some or all of your property, we should know that he was only given a piece of the hellfire.
That's what we'll be on the Day of Judgment, he may have seemed to have gotten away, he ran off with your money, your wealth, etc.
But he didn't, he will meet it as fire in his belly, or her belly, on the day of judgment. So we needn't shed tears and become depressed when cheated and oppressed, but rather stay firm and patient, knowing that Allah
knows the reality. And he will write the wrong either in this life, or at the end of this world.
That is his commitment. When he said, Well, I have limo Rob Booker.
And your Lord will not be unjust to anyone. Because whatever happens, it's by his permission, is allowed it.
we might think, to blame him.
But the reality is that
what Allah is permitted,
is based on our feet free will.
if we do wrong
by his permission, it doesn't mean that
we're going to get away with it. Since he permitted it. No,
it will be addressed. That's the reality we might have suffered. But that suffering might be verification from our own sense.
Or it might be protecting us from potential harm.
In ways we don't even know it.
This is the reality that we have to come to grips with, in order to live in this world, with the oppression, the
evil, the harm, which exists all around us.
So applying this Divine Name in our lives, brings us peace and contentment. In the worst of times, it stabilizes our faith. When it is shaken by seemingly undeserved trials and tribulations, they don't blame a lot.
Believers also find the additional strength and encouragement and the often quoted authentic hadith on trials. And which side reported that he wants asked the prophet SAW who among human guide had the most trials and the prophets I send them replied the prophets then
osmos like them, and then those most likely
man is tested according to the level of his faith, woman Likewise, if their faith is firm, their trials increase in severity and the rewards increase accordingly. And if there is weakness in their faith, they will be tried according to their weaker faith. So, the reward is not
the fourth and last principle of a banal bottle.
to have fear where there is a warning
this Divine Name alpha beard, like all the names would speak of different aspects of a lot of missions like a lolly. Alba see
a semir a lot if
it contains a warning to a laws, creatures, that Nothing escapes his knowledge. So all wrongdoing will be punished
or appropriately forgiven. No one will escape a lot of punishment, except those who are law, excuses, forgives or apartments. So ultimately, since we are all sinners, it is up to our laws, grace and mercy to take us to paradise and not nearly as a result of our good deeds.
Name al Kabir
identifies and addresses the human need to gather detailed information also, indirectly.
It contains a warning of severe punishment for those in positions of authority to make judgments without sufficient evidence,
therefore causing and justice to prevail. As Mohammed says, Alan was appointed to have said, there are three types of judges to in the Hellfire and one in paradise.
One who knowingly judges unjustly will be in the fire. And one who judges without knowledge and destroys people's rights will also be in the fire.
Only one who judges justly will be in paradise.
So the judges walk a tightrope
between justice and injustice
regardless of whatever they judge
will make it right.
presentation for today.
And we will close
calling on a lie using this name. Oh Allah. Yeah, Fabio. We know that you are well aware of all things significant and insignificant guidance to develop the best inner and outer characteristics and correct us in how we treat others. Yeah, Kabir. We implore you, to assist us in abiding by your rules. And we beg you to grant us insight into the realities of our world. And we plead with you to show us how best to strive for your paradise. And we request you to open the doors to knowledge, which will benefit us in this life and the next
barakallahu con salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
We will now move to our
segment of the class where we look at questions
in sha Allah.
The questions will be available
we will be looking
usually not on the topic
tries to enter your setting up the questions, we thought we'd have one section, which would be for questions on the topic.
And then after we ran out of questions on the topic, we will then move
to questions which were off the topic.
Then we found most people were asking questions which were off the duck. So, we just gave up
for questions on the topic,
we take it as a positive sign that the topic is thoroughly explained.
So everybody has understood
so well and so clearly, that they have no questions to ask.
And Sharla that is the case.
We can begin with some questions from yesterday's session
kosamba Zubair, what could be the good and the bad in belong to a particular group, sect, or cult, since the browser Salah prophesied that there will be Muslims were divided into 72 different sects.
Only one of them going to paradise?
Does that mean one must belong to a particular sect?
what it refers to
basic path of Islam.
It's a path which is not so narrow,
like the edge of a sword,
that you make the slightest mistake and you're falling off the path? No, it's a wide path. But it does have boundaries, it does have borders, once you go beyond the boundary, then you are in fact falling off the path, whether it's to the right or to the left.
That's the reality.
So all the different groupings, etc. You know, whether it's organizations movements, etc. These are not those paths, which the prophet SAW said and spoke about the many paths which
will take people off of the main path.
So we don't need to look at
each organization and question is this organization on the path
and all who don't are not a part of this organization are off the bat? Know, these kinds of organizations? You can be with them and on the path at the same time.
Second question, from Faisal Ali. As a common person.
Am I sinful to not read?
The whole Deen? And what topics Should I first learned? Well, I think I've listed out the areas of knowledge before I won't go through and do it again. But
if we take
aqeedah, that's knowledge of Allah
tafsir for en, and it's knowledge.
And after that, we have Sierra, an Arabic. These are the main areas and when you're studying, you can study from more than one at a time. You don't have to only study from one and leave the others. I mean, you could focus on one area. But if you're going to start start with Arcadia, you want to be clear on our pay that because nakida is about knowing a lot who is allowed
And who is not a lot?
That should be crystal clear.
crystal clear. Because everything else depends on it. If you don't know what lies
then all the other studies
will not carry you to where they're supposed to.
dollar dude asks
where are they? The sofas? Where did Where did the sofas get these numbers? And how many times to repeat? Are there any howdy? Sorry? No None? Well, there may be some fabricated habits. Yes, there are fabricated IDs out there. But usually, you know, when they trace it back to say my chef,
got it from his chef who got it from his chef
who got it in a dream
came to him in a dream. Or some people go back and say, Well, you know, he got it from mindshare, who got it from actually got it from Altenew. And so there was around
and he got it from him.
special inner knowledge because they've reached the status of
All knowledge from Allah goes through that individual, and then spread out to the rest of the world.
he got the knowledge, he said, 1000 10,000 4000 9000,
Ideal, I get this overwhelming sense that I'm not thankful enough to Allah, for all the blessings, so much so that it's making me depressed,
it will be taken away, please guide me
while I deal,
Pamela, that you have this feeling
that you're not doing enough, because we all
need to have that feeling. Because we never do enough.
We all need to do more.
So it's good to be thankful to Allah, that you have this feeling to want to do more. Don't let it depress you. You shouldn't be depressed.
It should be a motivator for you, driving you to want to do more and more.
Next question every day if someone is ill, and they're unable to work, but in order for them
to claim state benefits, they have to exaggerate their illness more to receive an income is this good? No. That is deception.
No, this is not the Islamic way.
This is evil.
From relativa. I would like
to ask about sharing even baton. Which generation was he from the 13th century.
Living in Spain is under Lucien scholar. He did
a well known commentary on se and Buhari
or the other scholars during his time. There are many
from one end of the Muslim world to the next.
What other books did he write?
I don't recall.
I'm sure that was not the only book that he wrote.
Now the question every day,
how to stay away from toxic or bad people.
If this affects or influences us, should we inform them that certain actions are bad or evil even if their family of course
Solomon said, Man, no, I mean, c'mon Curran for you.
And if you can do that, for me listening to your tongue
wherever amongst you, Cz will should stop it with his hands. He's in a position of authority, etc. So he or she should stop it.
This will not happen here and the story.
If they can't, they're not in a position of authority, but they can speak out against it, then they should say, this is not right.
So yes, you should tell your relatives if they're doing things which are evil, sonically
incorrect, etc, inform them, of course you do it DNA and appropriate, the
gentle way. You know, you don't come down on them like a ton of bricks. No, you're talking to your aunt, she's 40 years older than you are.
You don't come out here, you know, listen, live blah, blah, no, you need to talk to her in a respectful way. Show her provide for her etc, you know, so you have to be appropriate in the methodology which you use to convey that message.
In terms of Instagram,
the Instagram questions from our Instagram students
are waiting for my son
But in the meantime, while Heba also asks,
you mentioned the names are
delivered or derived. That's what you mean from the root
raw Zai path
and Reza and rozet considered to be
or some have three letters.
Not quite clear, what you're trying to say. The core when we say the
the root which it comes from,
right, the core say for example is raw Zai
from raw talk, you can make raw zip
letters are still there rods I call Ross zip to put the kassala in that rasik or Razzaq. It's still raw they path, but the zipper is doubled.
So shutdown it now. So Razzaq and Alif is added after it bizarre.
But still the core is raw Xay off. So it can take, you know, different combinations that's just
in the participle, participle format, or form. As a verb, it could be
it could be
any other x, you know, usage of that
root in its verbal extensions.
And, you know,
the other parts of speech
can be derived from that basic
raw Zai cough. So, this is what we mean when we speak about the root and its derivatives
from the Instagram students, visitors, followers and friends,
my relative are very mean to me, they treat me like this. Can I break my relationship with them?
While breaking relationships with relatives, this is forbidden.
Said layered whole Janata
breaks Family Ties will not enter Paradise.
That's how important the bond of family is.
So regardless of what they may do, they're treating you like a slave, whatever, okay, you avoid them. You're not broken ties, you just avoid them avoid being in a position where you can be treated like a slave.
That's how we do it. I mean, obviously, you don't have the
tell them, Listen, I'm not your slave.
So if you want some such done, you need to do it yourself. You another position to do that, obviously. So that's why you're complaining. And the only way that seems open for you just cut the family ties, but
this is not permissible. According to Islam,
mentions when I mentioned about
scholar who had written,
modern day scholar was
head of department
whose name was
professor Dr. Willem Russell.
try some it's asking, Well,
I think it means slave of Muhammad Sallallahu sallam,
I think this is not a good name.
It could mean that.
And perhaps in some parts of the world, etc.
They do use it to mean that.
But we assume the best.
the brother's name, his family name is Russell. So that's what it is.
if he chooses to change it, he can do so.
And he has the, you know, Islamic authority to do so. Because it's a given name and not
his family name.
Otherwise, we try to take the best
and of course,
we advise him to know that
it's not a good combination, agreed.
of the Messenger of Allah.
Messenger of Allah was
Abdullah, the slave of Allah. He said, Call me, Abdullah, our sudo on the Messenger of Allah, and
the slave of Allah and His messenger.
Free in tyre asks, How to make our faith stronger. How to memorize the Quran with meaning.
Well, memorizing Quran with meaning would require you learning Arabic,
then when you memorize it, you know it is your chances of understanding its meaning are enhanced significantly. Otherwise, you may memorize it in Arabic and study the tafsir in your own language, to help to get you the meaning.
In terms of faith,
becoming stronger we know what makes faith strong.
And what makes faith weak.
Good Deeds makes the faith stronger, stronger and stronger. evil deeds makes it weaker and weaker and weaker. So by increasing our good deeds, and decreasing our evil deeds, our faith should grow stronger.
That's the basic formula
Yes, I mean, it was supposed to be asked me.
Some Muslims are burying the dead bodies of non Muslims according to non Muslim norms in view of COVID is it allowed in Islam?
You're burying your grave digger.
No and you're digging a grave for
you follow their principles for
the barre. If you're doing it for Muslims, then you follow our principles.
Maria, but tool, how to attain peace apart apart from doing good deeds and allow the Quran when you are feeling burdened with sins
by doing extra prayers,
prayers, which could be as advanced as Ahmed said salata more there in
the farewell prayer
by focusing on that farewell prayer and sha Allah
to find peace of heart.
And also, in such a circumstance
I would recommend sudo sudo a show called
so good I sugar
for all such circumstances
will help to build your
And, you know, gratitude therapy
is some of the most powerful ways of
there's forms of depression, sadness,
negative views of self, etc.
From our Instagram students.
How can we increase our charity?
Well, that's such a general question. How can we increase the charities
increase the amount that you're giving or find a variety of different channels in which to give
sky's the limit in terms of increasing charity?
Question from our YouTube students.
A girl agreed to marry a boy
that's a young woman agreed to marry a young man
but later she refuses
the boy and both families that were already
she says she doesn't like him as a future husband. What should parents do? They should respect her right not to marry him.
That's what they should do. They should not force it on her. Because all the arrangements are already been made and you know this dad on the other you know inshallah, you will. You will learn to love them after you've lived with them and you know, you can overcome this unbelievable pressure. Now.
If she says, I do not want to marry this person.
I don't like him.
Her wishes should be respected.
Try some Ali asks, What is my favorite food?
It's my favorite
we'll close today's session.
Thank you again for attending the session and pray that
you benefited from the material which has been presented.
And we ask Allah to put it in our scale of good deeds
on the Day of Judgment
so the hammock Aloma hamburger, a shadow
and the stock firaga Allah tooborac
Salam alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh