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salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
like to welcome you to this session, the 36th session
and in sha Allah as is our normal procedure, we will look at
from our students
reaching out to us welcome them.
Now hamdulillah they have continued
36 sessions that's a full course normally in IOU 30 sessions makes a full course. So
We welcome you, and thank you for your consistency and your
determination to be with us throughout this program,
and inshallah, we hope that in future
when the book comes out,
we'll all be able to share in it.
it's reached out now to our
students, Faisal Ali.
Ali alaikum. Salaam.
It's asking, Faisal is asking if we can do a course in our Qaeda
towhid Well, Takeda nakida one on the same thing.
as having studied on under me as I guess one of my students, I guess it's something could be considered, you know, I don't think we've done it before, but it's always a first time for everything.
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and tower he'd said it was the same thing
which would be under my supervision
based on classes which I have delivered.
an interesting thought.
I'm sure probably others would be interested in that too.
Okay, on to zero Dean from Melbourne, Australia.
May Allah reward you also.
For your two eyes.
And Allah give you the realization of the Beautiful Names of Allah implemented in your life
and in all of our lives inshallah.
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Saba Aleykum selam aneesa
walaikum salam Ali Mohamed from
Ethiopia Mashallah where I just spent one year and three months
but I've been to Ethiopia a number of times anyway. And part of my family is in Ethiopia.
Anyway, good to hear from you Allah Mohammed
walaikum salam from for Siddiqa
from Kashmir India.
The last tip from the valley Stan
Marsh Allah alaikum Salaam welcome and Selma Farah
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is in our mind while a chrome salop sha Allah will proceed chart from here
hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen
wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah al Karim,
Allah Allah He was happy.
Man is standard asuna t rely on within
all praises due to a law in my last piece and lessons on the last prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and an all those who follow the path of righteousness until the last day.
This is session 36
in which we'll be covering a single name
that is the name
a last year
or last year
vast the all encompassing.
And its Quranic location. It is named number 53 in our series, and as I pointed out before, that
we can't say this is the 53rd name, it's the 53rd in our series, it may not be the 53rd. In other compilations, authentic compilations, because there is
an unlimited number of permutations that we could make with the 99 names. You know, as I mentioned before, some scholars found up to 1000 names which could be authentically identified as Names of Allah. So that tells you
What we'll be looking at is only the tip of the iceberg, but
hopefully it is a useful tip
in terms of the Quranic location, and once here is mentioned nine times in the Quran among them
find Emma to wallow, for some magical law in the law was your own alley. Wherever you turn, you face a law. Indeed a law is vast and omniscient
in terms of its meaning linguistically, was here in the present participle.
Form is coming from the root
Wow, seen Island
and it is derived from the jar and was
and has three main meanings. The first meaning is to be vast, boundless in capacity or size, and to be spacious.
The second meaning of this route
is to be plentiful
and to be bountiful.
The third meaning is to embrace
or to comprehend.
And to pervade.
This route appears some 32 times in the Quran in six different derived forms. Examples of these forms is what
it encompasses this from
eye to policy, or a law describes the footstool
as encompassing the heavens and the earth
Its capacity law speaks about
not burdening any of these creatures beyond their capacity,
and was spacious.
Relative to Allah this Divine Name, and was here means that he is beyond any limits, in his essence, and in the operation of his attributes,
his blessings, care and kindness and compass, the whole of creation, and he is self sufficient and sufficient for all.
Nothing is beyond him. He is the Alpha and the Omega.
And there are no functional limits to any of his attributes.
Our minds simply cannot grasp the vast extent of his essence, or his power.
On a number of occasions, allies combined this Divine Name, with the Divine Name Allah Ali, emphasizing the vastness of his favours and his knowledge and wisdom, which he gives to whomsoever He pleases.
The combination indicates that he knows who is most deserving of portions of his kingdom and His knowledge in order to rectify society, or in order for some humans to take personal benefit from it.
And once here, also refers to laws making the religion a way of life open enough for all of its followers to practice without burdening the masses with any religious rights and rules beyond their abilities.
There is room in Islam for those who can and want to do more than the basics
than the basic requirements.
Many are motivated to want to do above and beyond.
As well as for those who can only handle the basics. So it takes into account both groups. Allah enunciated this principle saying, law you can live for long enough son in law was Aha. A law does not burden a soul beyond its capacity.
That's so Al Baqarah verse 286.
In other words, there is nothing in Islam that God requires people to do, which is beyond their abilities to do.
That is anyone and everyone is able to practice Islam and earn the ultimate reward of Paradise at the end of his or her life.
This factor was reiterated by the prophet SAW Salem, in an incident which took place during his lifetime.
Paul ha, even obey the law,
related that a man from the people of niched with disheveled hair came to the Messenger of Allah.
Initially, the harsh sound of his voice could be heard. But what he was saying could not be understood, until he came there. And then it became known what he was asking about, and that was Islam.
The Messenger of Allah replied to him
five times of prayer each day and night.
He asked, Do I have to do any more than them?
And the province was, replied No, unless you do it voluntarily.
said that the Messenger of Allah that is tall has said that the Messenger of Allah mentioned fasting during the month of Ramadan, after that,
and the man asked,
Do I have to do anything else?
And the prophet SAW Salam replied again, no, unless you do so voluntarily.
The Messenger of Allah, following that mentioned to him, and he asked the same thing, must I pay anything else?
The boss says, I replied, No, unless you do so, voluntarily.
Then the man turned and walked away, saying, I swear by Allah, I will neither add anything to this, nor do anything less than it.
The prophets Allah said, the man will be successful, that is, he will enter Paradise, if he is truthful
further elaborated on this primary principle, by adding another primary principle of is saying, in either Dean, you soon, well, I, you shot that Dean. I hadn't Illa Allah.
Indeed, this religion is easy, and whoever makes it difficult, will be defeated by it.
So this is part of our laws,
vastness expanse that he has conveyed even in the religion, that
the path to Paradise is not a single path,
which is thin, like the edge of a sword. So you just walk on it, and anybody who steps anywhere
other than it on it, will fall off into hell. No, it's a broad path. And it accepts all the people who are practicing it to the utmost, beyond, above and beyond the call of duty,
as well as those who are just doing the basics, but they are doing those basics properly.
So the religion as brasa seldom said, is easy.
In Edina, use roll.
This principle is to avoid extremism in the religion
from the perspective of the individual, who, in his or her desire to do more acts of worship in order to come closer to God becomes so extreme that he or she is unable to keep it up.
at that pace, eventually the religion becomes such a burden that he or she ends up abandoning it all together.
This is a common phenomenon among new converts and born again Muslims.
For the new converts, when they come into the new religion, they want to do everything
perfectly completely. And they just go at it, many, many other others who take it easy, they come in and they learn, you know, gradually,
without this extreme effort, where there are others who make the extreme effort, and it takes them all the way down the road.
But many stumble in between. Same thing with born again, Muslims, were having lived large portions of their lives, you know, off the path. misguided, they haven't prayed for like
30 years, they finally woke up at the age of 30. Now they want to do everything. And there are people out there telling them this for those who are not 30 years, because you're 30 now, but from the time you reach puberty, at around 13. From that point onwards, that's like
13 will say, not 20, but 17 years, you've missed 17 years worth of Salah. So multiply that 17
times what five,
five them daily prayer, then multiply that total
365, because there's 365 days in a year, what do you get out to build
a number so huge
that if you were praying
every minute of every day, you wouldn't be able to finish it
before you died.
Islam does not ask you to do that. You repent for what went before. And from that point that you woke up, you start practicing.
This is the moderate way but some people say no, you got to make up for all those parents, okay, I can't, okay, we have a solution for you. You pay this amount of money for somebody and they will do the prayers for you and they will cover it for it so becomes a business. But of course reality is that this is not a requirement.
Allah does not burden us beyond our capacity.
So if the deen required other people to do it, parts of it for us, then this is not a complete religion, which we are capable of practicing ourselves.
Anyway, another incident took place in the time of the prophet SAW saddam which led him to speak strongly against this form of extremism, extremism in the village and a Sidney Malik. Related that there was a group of companions, who came to the wives of the Prophet SAW Selim and asked them about the promises or lens mode of worship.
When the wives informed them, they considered it a little, not that much. So they said,
Where are we,
relative to the prophets outside whom Allah has forgiven his past and future sins.
So one of them said,
I will not marry women.
Another one said,
I will not eat meat. Yet another said I will not sleep on a bed
and the other one said, I will fast and not break my fast
news of that rich the prophets Allah. So he gathered the people praise the Lord and he said, What is the matter with people who say such things? When I pray, and I sleep? I fast and I break my fast and I married women. Whoever turns away from my sooner is not
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In this case,
their extreme practice could have put a burden on the whole community who could not keep up with them, maybe they're able to do it at the community of believers, everybody's not going to be able to do that. So the province, Arsalan sternly warned them to desist from such extreme behavior, even though it was permissible. Likewise, from Sol Sol lambino, had said that
the believer who mixes with people and bears their arms better than the believer who isolates himself, doesn't mix with people and doesn't bear that.
does everything that a law has prescribed regarding worship, and business transactions in the shediac can be handled by all people under normal circumstances.
Then the almighty Alaska, reduce the requirements for those who are traveling and sick, the old and the poor, females young, and others who are justifiably excused.
All of that is a part of a laws being allowed
to easily accommodate all of the needs of his creatures.
This is also why a lot denounced and forbade monasticism and celibacy. As he defeats as it defeats many, if not most, to try to maintain it.
So Allah said, In surah, Al Hadid, verse 27.
But monasticism was something they invented. What are by Nia said that the
market of nah ha, I lay him.
I did not ordain it for that.
I only ordained that they seek God's pleasure. And even so, they did not observe it property.
The fact that the Catholic Church is currently facing a deluge of court cases involving pedophilia, homosexuality among priests, bishops, Cardinals across the world, there's sufficient evidence that monasticism is beyond the ability of lost, not to mention the extremes of Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism evident in the aesthetic life of the sadhu
who represent the peak or pinnacle of spirituality in those systems of belief.
And they wander the streets completely naked, begging the world people after renouncing the world,
this is not the way Allah does need this form from us, and doesn't want it for us.
laws will serve
as our last here is also evident in his forgiveness of sins.
Law is expansive in his forgiveness of sin for all who repent and turn back to him regardless of how many times and how many sins they have committed.
In surah, Zuma 39th chapter verse 53.
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Tell them Oh, Prophet, oh, my servants, who have committed excesses against themselves, do not despair of Allah's mercy. Allah forgives all sins, is the most forgiving and most merciful world for all right.
The prophets, Allah further illustrated this attribute of Allah and was here in many of his authentically recorded statements regarding the wide extent of divine forgiveness accessible to each and every one of us. For example, Abu huraira related that the Messenger of Allah sallallahu wasallam said, Whoever says Subhana Allah He will be handy. That is good.
be to Allah, and may he be thanked for everything. Wherever he says this 100 times,
his sins will be removed from him, even if they're like the foam on the ocean.
So behind Allah, such a great reward for such a seemingly simple act, it may sound unrealistic. How could that be, however, it was recorded in both Sahih al Bukhari and Sahih Muslim, this is thoroughly authentic. These are the two most authentic collections of prophetic sayings in Islam.
this reward is to be obtained for this reward to be obtained these words, this formula must be said intelligibly.
First and foremost intelligence meaning that one lie will only have 100
so we can run off 100 that is useless. That is like not saying it at all. Like the prayer of the man who the prophet SAW Salem said to him, go back and pray because you didn't pray.
So it has to be super Hamill law he will be having clearly enunciated first and foremost so for all those speed
you know, Vickers those who make thicker with speed at 90 miles an hour out no chance you've missed the mark all that you have done for the last how many years you've been doing it like that's
it also needs to be done sincerely
not you know you're doing sins here and there and all over the place and then it's our okay when I'm finished now. Let me go do my spawn lol nominee
is not doing with sincerity you're doing it ritualistically as a ritual
and it should be done meaningfully at you reflect on the meaning. So behind Allah,
Glory be to Allah.
He deserves all praise and all facts
doing it with that type of
intelligible, sincere and meaningful
words that Wait
This can earn us that forgiveness, which the prompts are not set.
Other than that, there is no way
that is what we mostly don't have time for.
And therefore miss out on the reward no matter how many times we repeat this formula.
So though it might have seemed like something so simple, such a massive reward.
achieving that reward
requires real commitment, sincerity.
Moving on to the application of the names
according to a bill but Paul's four principles The first of which is to adopt where applicable,
where the name contains
that human beings can adopt.
In the context of making an extra effort,
the divine ml was here
this amongst human beings
when applied by human beings,
so while they can't adapt and imitate the
infinite dimensions have the name of washer.
It is possible for us to make room for the needs
those around us and to embrace them with our clients,
as Anwar, sir does for all of creation, we can strive to include all servants of Alaska, in our compassion, and good treatment at all times, as well strive to be gracious and attentive to the requests of those who asked us for help.
It is true that we do have limits. But we can always make extra efforts to go beyond those limits to help serve and protect others, to go the extra mile, to find a way, when there seems to be no other way. Rather than just giving up at the first sign of difficulty.
As we would like Alaska, to be extra considerate of us, and more kind with us, we should strive to be likewise with others under our care, and responsibility. And even those not directly under our care and responsibility.
We should always try to have that big heart,
which people admire always, people when they say Soto has a big hearts,
we should strive to be among those who people would refer to as having that big heart.
we should have accommodation
in our mind, thinking always accommodation, how can we accommodate
and appreciate but others show that to us?
Let us try to emulate and was
on our limited human scale by just being there. Whenever people we know and people we don't know, reach out to us.
The other area, which we can express
last year, the attribute of being
we can do this by adopting, deliberately expanding our understanding of what is happening around us.
be adopted, by deliberately expanding our understanding of what is around us not keeping ourselves limited. To what is obvious, we should try to find out what is behind the obvious.
But a lot told us well I saw an attacker who shayan Oh, a head and Lagoon, it is possible that you dislike something which is really good for you.
Or you may like something which is bad for you. But Allah knows what is best for you and you do not.
He wanted us to widen our horizons and expand our understandings of the world around us.
What appears to be good for us may ultimately be bad.
What appears to be bad for us may ultimately be good.
Consequently, when Allah wishes
to widen the understanding of his creatures,
he blesses them with a deep understanding of the way of life known as a slap, ma via even Abby Sophia and equal to the province of San Dimas saying, Man, you ready love will be higher on you for who for deed. If Allah wants special good for a person, He grants him more a deeper understanding of the religion.
To be very understanding and open is critical whenever decisions are to be made, in order to have all the information necessary to make proper judgments.
This is especially important to those in public office in positions of authority with
They often make judgments.
And even I'll be tolerated.
relate to the promises Solomon informed him that whenever two people come to you for judgment, do not make any ruling for the first person until you hear the other person's case, you will then know how to properly pass
don't make a one sided judgment, based only on information from one
person. When there are two sides, or three sides or four sides, you must hear from everyone.
But on an emotional and psychological level, having a deeper and wider understanding becomes even more important when dealing with our fellow human beings. as has been said, real maturity of understanding is when somebody hurts you. And instead of trying to hurt them back, you try to understand their situation. May Allah grant us that wisdom.
The second pillar are women. But Paul is to confirm where unique and inapplicable the name and was here, where it is special only to a law that cannot be applied. We should also recognize those limits. We talked about areas of applicability, we also should know areas of inapplicability.
The attributes of alassio operate in a mind boggling infinite level, that creation cannot begin to comprehend, much less apply.
Consequently, we should sincerely worship Allah as a last year, by recognizing his unbounded embrace of everything in existence. Nothing is beyond him.
At the same time, we should also deny any attempts to give these Divine Names to any of his creatures, even if they're all called gods.
God containers, whatever.
So one of the ways of worshipping Allah through His Divine Name and was here is by rejecting, for example, Christian claims that Prophet Jesus was the Alpha and Omega, that he always existed.
A lot is also worshiped by affirming prophet Jesus's humanity as a prophet of Islam, who was born miraculously, of the Virgin Mary, and who spoke as a newborn baby, raised the dead, healed the blind and the lame, and made doves out of clay and blue on it, and it flew away living birds.
We also worship a lot by rejecting the belief of many Hindus who claim that they worship God who is supposedly present within their idols at the time of their worship, and not the actual idols themselves.
if the idol falls down and cracks and breaks,
they don't just glue it back together and put it back up on continuation, they go and get a new one.
So what does that mean?
Likewise, we reject the claims of Sai Baba.
who died in 2011.
Boy himself claimed to be God, Shiva, the avatar
incarnate and was and still is worshipped by millions inside and outside of India.
Hope where there is a promise is the third principle of women Bob Bob. The Divine Name and was here contains a promise to the believers that Allah will always be there for us. There will never be a situation where he will be absent, or a time when he won't be present.
His attributes of love kindness, support, protection, etc. always and everywhere operational as he encompasses all of creation.
That knowledge should give us the self confidence to try new things to explore new paths
abilities, not to remain stagnant, but instead to be a part of progress and development.
Knowing that allies lasya should energize us to be innovative and creative and not be afraid to take chances. We should always be growing and improving by being proactive. wherever and whenever the opportunities present themselves is what is commonly said. However, it's actually wherever and whenever a lot presents us with opportunities, a different mindset. One is second, and the other God catches the promise Our solemn encouraged this growth oriented approach to life, saying, Hey to NASS, and found Linux, the best people are those most beneficial to other people.
So this Divine Name alacer
should open our eyes to the limitless possibilities which exists around us and shed light on the countless prospects for growth and development, experimentation and innovation, which lie within our reach.
If we just take the time to look around, with an open mind, awoken by reflection on the last name and was here on hindered by fear of the unknown, self doubt, nervousness, introversion, timidity, self consciousness, etc.
In the golden age of Islam, known as the dark ages in Europe,
the Muslim Empire became the world's repository of knowledge, bringing paper from China and making books
bringing the zero from India and making a new and innovative mathematical numerical system
which came to be known as the Arabic numerals, replacing in the sciences eventually, in everyday life, even the cumbersome and daunting Roman numerals counting by and multiplying, dividing, subtracting with Roman numerals is incredibly difficult. The prophet SAW Selim was quoted by his youngest wife, and Muslim scholar Ayesha as promoting excellence in all aspects of life, saying in a lot Allah, either, I mean, I had to come on Milan, and you'd spend a lot most high indeed, loves that whenever any one of you does work that he or she perfects it does it to the best of their ability.
This is contrary to today's workplace culture, which functions according to the cat and mouse game.
What is the cat and mouse game? When the cat's away, the mice will play. So employees usually only work hard when their bosses are around and they relax when they are not. Consequently, productivity of companies are severely hampered by this inconsistency, and have to employ security cameras and a variety of other methods to improve production levels, eventually replacing workers by robots, which has its own negative consequences in employment figures.
Technologically Muslims will not rise until and unless they return to the work ethic of his lab,
made in China was synonymous with junk for the longest while and it still lingers on in the minds of those who are around when Chinese products first hit the world market. However, today, the products are graded according to the buyers budget. From junk, they still make junk
up to Western standards.
as Muslims we don't need to repeat
the Chinese industrial evolution.
We, like Germany or UK should be known for being the best
province on silence and encouragement for those living and working according to laws Divine Name last year, led the Muslim oma on the path to greatness. Even though it is mostly unrecognized today. However, it can still be a guiding force to achieving even greater heights in the future. If the oma comes together.
Again, on the sooner
the last of the points available but all for application of the Divine Names is to have fear where there is a warning.
Although this Divine Name, Alaska, in itself doesn't contain a clear open warning, which would immediately strike fear in our hearts. The fact that he subhanho wa Taala Most Great indoors surrounds all aspects of creation with the sight, hearing, feeling knowing being closer to us than our jugular veins should further awaken our sense of maraca
consciousness, or mindfulness of Allah,
which is induced by the Divine Name Araki,
which we discussed earlier.
It should produce in us a sense of shyness regarding the acts of disobedience, which, when fully developed, will play a critical role in bringing us closer to Allah.
That's the acts of shyness the sense of shyness.
Once the products are sold, I'm found a man from the answer
where the Muslim converts the early Muslim converts of Medina when he found this man reproaching, his brother for his China's promise asylum told him Leave him alone. Because shyness is an integral part of true belief of the mind.
People who are too bold
and lack any sense of shyness, are far more likely to be disobey God than those who are shy.
Though being bold is commonly admired and bold, people are usually praised, especially amongst personal coaches.
If boldness is not balanced by some hesitancy, it can cause people to do rush things quickly rush into things without proper deliberation,
leading to disastrous consequences. Likewise, if shyness crosses the proper boundaries, and causes insecurity and reluctance to do what is right, it is also no longer praiseworthy.
For example, many Muslims when traveling and non Muslim countries are often shy to pray in public, whether at the airports or in shopping malls, etc. If the time of prayer catches them,
but they will, what will they do?
They will deliberately miss their prayers in order not to stand out or to have people stare at them.
This type of shyness is not good and should be overcome by forcing oneself to pray on time or to plan their trips more carefully.
Likewise, shyness regarding finding out information about the religion is not good
as it could unnecessarily make the religion so difficult that one may not be able to practice it, on Salama one otherwise the prophets
will related that own surname came to the Messenger of Allah and asked all messenger of Allah.
Allah is not too shy to tell the truth.
Does a woman have to do also the complete bath if she has a wet dream process Allen says if he sees a discharge, a watery discharge
on Salama covered her face and said, O Messenger of Allah, can a woman have a wet dream? He said, Yes.
Otherwise, how else would her child resemble her? So behind Allah?
here the prophet SAW Sullivan is stating a scientific fact, which we only found out recently.
relatively recently, microscopes. People used to believe that in the man's sperm, there was a little guy inside the sperm
which went into the woman and group you came out as a child.
They didn't have any idea that the women
had any part in
the sperm was everything.
Here the process
that the woman's discharge is collected, there is a collection, what is discharged by the woman combines with that which is destroyed by the man to give resemblance to the mother, as it gives resemblance to the man. So
anyway, mindfulness of all was here should heighten our sense of shyness, to disobey a law and keep us more firmly on the path of righteousness and ultimate success. A law makers of those who are shy for his sake,
will not close our session. By calling on a law using this name or law. Yeah was here, we know that you are the only one who encompasses everything, and everyone. So make us of those who constantly remember your infinite vastness and perfection and make us of those whose actions reflect this awareness. Yeah, was here
inspire us to contemplate your endless dominion and make us turn to you, for every request, Allah guide us to be was here in goodness, and kindness, and to be just ambassadors of your religion. on this earth, there was
removed from us any doubts in our faith, or any doubts in any of your names and attributes? I mean,
barakallahu li people
said I want
to buy about a cat.
We'll now move on to the third portion of our program,
which is questions and answers.
And as we said before, we're gonna have to limit the questions.
What we can do is that
extra questions will only take about 10 to 15 questions, Max between Instagram,
students and YouTube students. And what is over and above it will just save for the week following
for first question from nor
what is the right way for a woman to wear the niqab
and one is wearing it for extra needs. Meaning, do you wear it whenever you want? And take it off? When you want? Yes.
Maybe Selma smile? What does it mean? That allows mercy encompasses everything?
Meaning everything has a lot mercy in it.
Does it include tests and trials? Yes,
exactly. It means exactly that it includes tests and trials. It includes
gifts, and success. Everything has interwoven into it in its structure. It has interwoven Mercy of Allah, whether you can see it or not.
can I pray to now often after the ban of moderate
as the Imam does that,
from what I used to know is that as soon as the design of malware is made, we pray right away. The promise or settlement said between every advance and the comma.
There is to regard
so from all of them.
In other prayers we may do more than to the war or in Asia before the actual karma
students in Instagram, what do we have now is drawing a circle around
is drawing a circle around
how to stop selling the same sin
how to stops sending the same sin Well,
it needs to come from remorse.
If we don't have remorse, this was pointed out in our previous session without remorse, then we're just gonna keep doing the same thing over and over again.
So we have to find that point of remorse, they have to be sad
about what would
if we don't have it in our heart,
there is nothing to stop us from continuing to do it.
that's the beginning point.
After that, then you try to be around people who you will be very shy to commit that sin
of you got friends who everybody else is doing it. So obviously you're not gonna be in any way discouraged. Try to be around those people who would discourage you.
Just their presence.
And also try to use your time wisely. Don't waste it. Because it's in wasted times that
since you know find root,
find the opportunity as they said, the idle mind is the devil's workshop.
Back to our YouTube students, I watched your talk on Deen and dunya yesterday
and Allah, Allah reward you.
The prophet SAW some men pray an odd prayer after a short prayer
we don't know I've been doing that.
We know of him doing the odd number prayer that's 135 etc
but he did say make it the last prayer of the night.
So if after you finished praying Asia
and the Sunnah, which he recommended to be prayed after Isha.
Then if you want to pray
one single Raka it's possible.
doing two and then one is more common.
What is Sufism in your understanding?
That's a lecture.
to keep it simple,
the goal ultimate goal
of the Sufism, which is unacceptable, because there's some aspects of socialism which are from Islam. It's not that everything attributed or incorporated in Sufism is out of Islam, no.
But there is a core
a core which is ancient,
all the way back to the Greeks.
They had this idea, Plato
enunciated it, or he said that
the goal in life was to reunite with God
to be one with God.
And there are stages that one has to go level that one has to pass in order to reach like a ladder going up to God.
Plato enunciated this idea
Those this idea went into Christianity and it was there
exists different degrees in in Hinduism and Buddhism etc.
But Muslim, quote unquote mystics
adopted this idea
and made this goal
of life was to reunite with God
based on the concept that each and every one of us has within us, a peace of God.
strive in this life is to reunite that peace with the divine.
The divine soul, we are the human soul, piece of the divine soul, which was blown by God into us. This is
the root belief, which is unacceptable,
reuniting and being one with God is out to lunch.
God is God, uncreated, and we are human beings created,
we can never be God.
And for God, to be us, is to no longer be God.
So God is God,
with all of his attributes and everything, and we are His creation.
So this is the fundamental Islamic understanding.
what developed from this
arrangement is that
the belief that some people on the ladder
who are higher up, they can help those who are lower down.
Because they are closer to God, they've reached you know, the, almost the top level, that top level may be called the totem
They have attributed to that poll
abilities, which are divine abilities, when you read them.
And they claim that when God sends His blessings down, they go through the pole, the pole distributes them around the people of the earth.
So the pole becomes an intermediary between man and God. You want your parents to be heard? Then you call on the pool?
Yeah, they'll call you. I'll give me Save me.
Oh, I'm the LG lanie save me. This is shirt.
quote unquote, Sufism includes such beliefs and such practices.
This is has nothing to do with Islam. It's another religion.
It's called people call themselves Muslims. And this is their belief system. It's also but it's actually another religion just like
she has. She has them is like another religion
where they have given these similar attributes to the moms job the moms.
as they claim they were the first movies to wisdom came from shizer.
there's evidence to support that claim.
Because they much earlier if then, the well known figures of Sufism, much earlier they had already they were already claiming, you know that
Ali was incarnation of God.
profit Mama's as
were lights under the throne of Allah.
These lights came into this world and split
into different pieces that became human beings etc. They have all kinds of
which they assigned to these figures in their systems
where the Sufi is just a person who prays more than most people do. He makes a car The car
he says Subhana Allah He will be handy
did times at least every day
there's always this sort of you
know, that's okay.
That's no problem praying extra
you know, extra prayers whether we're the foreign does the sun now whenever?
Well not not the font I shouldn't say then unless you missed
otherwise what the sooner doing extra so now where's
dodgy budget on a regular basis etc. Fasting Mondays and Thursdays fasting every other day, you know, all of this within the bounds of Islam there's not extreme, we haven't gone beyond the teachings of Islam.
But it's the other one that I spoke about.
You know, and it has many, many, many claims. It's too many for me to try to tackle it here. And now but this is
from my research
okay, from our
Instagram students, they have a question. Can I make your friends with another religion? I heard that it's not possible but
not make a friend with another religion? Can I make it with different gender?
Okay, having friends who are not Muslims,
when Allah speaks in the Quran about
besides Muslims, or instead of Muslims, just talking about deep breaths, you know, close friends. Dear friends, I mean, your closest of friends, it doesn't mean you cannot have any friend with a non Muslim.
It doesn't mean that Sahaba had friends among the kuffaar
as the promises are bad friends among the kuffaar
so it's not doesn't mean that you have nothing to do with Dambusters. No, this is not the understand that's extreme. Somebody proposes that that's an extreme view.
Could that friend be a female as a male, you being a male or you being a female, that friend bml could be friend, meaning that you're friendly with them, that you exchange
whatever, whether it's notes at school, or you know, whatever, you have things to sell, you contact them and you have it sold to them, they help you out in selling. You know, there are
ways that a friendship can exist. But now when it becomes your girlfriend, as a male, or your boyfriend, as a female, now you've entered in another door
and having a girlfriend as a male having a boyfriend, as a female, as boyfriend and girlfriend are understood in the West in Western society is not acceptable.
Question back to our
YouTube students. Can you suggest an authentic and academic comprehensive book on Islamic history until the modern period
Obviously asking in English.
I believe that the one that we chose in our course on
was a book by
Indian scholar by the name of Mubarak puri.
And this was the best that
we found, and it's quite authentic and reliable.
consumers were, how would you harmonize the mistakes made by our 40 miles with the positivity they brought in this lab?
Everyone makes mistakes. So Solomon said Coulibaly, Adam kapok.
And the Imams themselves said, you know, we make mistakes,
take from us what is correct, and our mistakes, just throw it on the wall, throw it out the door.
they were human beings.
They were not infallible.
When we make them infallible, then we are giving an attribute of a law to human beings, because only a law is infallible. Even Prophet Muhammad, Allah made mistakes Allah collect corrected him in the Quran itself.
we don't need to be fanatical followers of the emails.
The 40 a month the well known for it, but of course, there were many others who we don't know.
Some of whom are more knowledgeable than the four that we know.
If you're going to be fanatical about following somebody, should it be the four righteous caliphs?
Isn't aboubaker the best of the oma after the processor? So Shouldn't we be arbitraries instead of Hana fees? And Sharpies?
This is the question we have to ask ourselves. You don't need to go there.
were following the way of Abu Bakar. Omar was man and Ali and the righteous scholars of that, that generation in the generation that followed them.
They sought to get
a comprehensive understanding a lot gave them the fifth of his lab, and they taught it.
We benefit from them.
We should be open to benefit from all of that because they were all following one model.
No, Abu hanifa never said I'm 100.
Actually, nobody's gonna claim here.
Because what the Hanafi madhhab today means
is not what it meant
1000 years ago.
might have has changed over time.
So Abu hanifa wasn't
my Malik was no Maliki
Shafi wasn't the Shafi
and I heard him the humble wasn't the humbling
though people think in that way. Yeah. He was humble. He, of course, he's humble, he must have been a humbling.
This is not the case. He wasn't.
So then what is the method that they followed? They all followed one method.
And it's the same madhhab which was followed by abubaker. Omar, man and Ali
was another it was the madhhab of Rasulullah sallallahu
students, Ali Mohammed. How about making Vicar while sitting with a friend or conversing with another? Making Vicar now, what you're talking about is the vicar beats. So you have the beads and you
Okay, you're talking.
conversing back and forth and
this is us, this
is us. This is a finger exercises. That's all you can call them. This is not Liger This is not liquor, and there are no such thing as Vicar beads. The liquor beads came from the rosary of the Catholics.
Catholics invented what we call liquor beads that
came from them, people brought back from Catholicism into slavery.
Leave it you want to count on your fingers? That 100 times Subhana Allah He will be handy want to do it counted on your fingertips? That is the way that the Sahaba did.
This was confirmed if one wants to use beads to do it. No, don't start to now create rituals around those beads that people after they do they blow on it
and they will rub the beads on themselves feeling that it has all this Baraka from the liquid that was made infused in the beads so you can rub it on yourself and get extra Baraka.
You don't need to go there.
Just stay on sirotkin study
Last question from
our Instagram students. I'm a student in the Philippines and I'm keen to know that there is no halal food or just a little while asking scholars they say eating chicken where they don't serve pork is okay please guide me
Yeah, if Christians
prepare the chicken
or cow or whatever their slaughter is permissible for us to eat.
So we may do so.
If they're mixing it with pork Of course then you can't.
Charla you got a lot of fish, fresh fish there and Philippines.
If you have doubt
stick with the fish.
will be closing our session now. We have no more from Instagram.
any extra questions from YouTube?
We'll be looking at
tomorrow in sha Allah.
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