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So now, My Name Is Khan rahmatullahi wa barakatuh
I'd like to welcome you all
to session 46
and as usual, we'll welcome our
guests, students, visitors, etc.
And I should mention that this is 46 a, there'll be two parts to this
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Abdullah Lewis from London
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al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah, al Karim Allah and he was happy
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all praises you to align me allows Peace and blessings beyond the last prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and and all those who follow the path of righteousness until the last day.
This is session number 46 eight
in which we are looking at the name, Allah Hamid
which is named number 66.
And which generally means the praised
in terms of its location, it's mentioned some 17 times in the Quran. One of them is
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they were guided to good speech and to the path of the one most Worthy of all praise.
linguistically, Hamid comes from the trilateral route, how meme dal
the verbal noun or gerund is hand done.
And it has three main meanings, the first of which is to praise with a sense of deep adoration and submission.
The second meaning is to honor or to speak well up. And the third meaning is to praise one for what is done by one's own will.
This route appears some 63 times in the Quran in five derived forms. Some examples of these forms can be found
in Al hamdu.
All praise all thanks
Alhamdulillah. Those who praise
and Mahmoud and praiseworthy,
Hamid is the present participle of
in the file intensive patter, commonly chosen by a law for His Divine Names and Mahmoud, is it similar synonym,
although Mahmud means the one who is praised.
And Hamid and ham it means the one who praises
that in relative to Allah, the term Hamid
means the one who is praised.
That's the main meaning there is a sub meaning that we can take as a means of praise Him because He does praise as
some of his creatures.
So, the passive meaning that is to be praised,
is synonymous in Arabic,
with the active meaning, that is to praise in reference to Allah.
Even if you stated that it meant he is praised for all his actions, his words, His laws and his destiny. And there is no god besides Him, and no Lord, except for him. So we can see in that explanation of it nigga fear, he only dealt with a lot being praised, linguistically, hamd is based on muhabba or love,
and Tavi. honoree
added implies admiration and gratitude, towards the one who is praised. Obviously, last month, Allah is not
thanking us or is showing gratitude, if he praises some amongst us, so, again, still relative to Allah, The meaning is not in its full sense as it is relative to its creatures. So Allah is our Hamid He is the one who is always Mahmoud, praised, deserving of praise, regardless of whether he is praised or not.
Believers say Alhamdulillah all praise and thanks are due to Allah at least 17 times each day at the beginning of their five times daily prayers.
Surah Al Fatiha the first chapter of the Quran, which is read in each unit of every prayer
that we make on a daily basis
is reported that Al Hamdulillah was the first word said by Adam, after his creation, and Alhamdulillah will be the last call of the people of paradise. As the last round Allah said, Guru da home and Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil aalameen. And their last call will be praised to Allah. Thanks to Allah, Lord of all the worlds.
So are you in his first 10.
So the praise the phrase Alhamdulillah occurs some 38 times in the Quran, as we mentioned, and
we're using it relative to
reference to a law as well as to other than a law.
Moving on to the application of this name according to even bubbles four principles.
The first of which is to adopt where applicable,
Divine Name and Hamid may be adopted and applied in two basic ways. The first is to become a praise worthy, most deserving the gratitude and respect praise of people
wherever we may be, and the second is to strive to thank and praise Allah in all the ways possible.
So looking at the first way, becoming a praiseworthy Muslim.
The praiseworthy Muslim is primarily the one whom Allah and His Messenger has designated as being the best of Muslims, that's among Muslims.
Not necessarily the one whom people praise the most, because people may praise them for all kinds of reasons.
In fact, he or she will not be the one who people mostly praise and adore. Human praise is usually reserved for and focused on beauty, wealth, and status, as these are what most people wish for and strive for. However, they are not what makes a human being truly praiseworthy in the sight of God.
The profits or asylum when advising people, regarding the best reason for choosing a spouse, identify the most perverse praiseworthy characteristic in Islam, by saying from far without a good deal today, but yet, get the one who is religious, and be prosperous. He had mentioned that women are married for their beauty, their wealth and their status.
But in the end of it all, he added also their religiosity, but in the end, he said,
choose the one who is religious and you will be prosperous, and that goes for both males as well as for females.
religiosity is the most praiseworthy characteristic to look for in a potential wife or husband, according to the Messenger of Allah, which is also why he was reported by under Sydney Malik to have said regarding marriage in that zone was an avenue for Paddy stuck mela nice for Dean failure tequila finnis film Bharti
when a man marries,
he has fulfilled half of the religion.
So let him fear God. Regarding the remaining half
a religious wife will help a man to fulfill his religious obligations. She will wake him up for Salatin fudger by sprinkling water on him. If he doesn't respond to her verbal and physical attempts to awaken him.
The unreligious wife will probably not get up herself. And if she does get up, she will think that it's better to let him sleep
So he can wake up fresh to go to work.
That's the difference and it applies to all the other obligations of the deal. The religious wife, or the religious husband will advise their spouse to do the right thing.
They will constantly be there, reminding them.
So that helps when you're on your own. You know, if you forget or shaytaan gets to you, you drop these things. So, having a religious or
God fearing wife or husband helps the spouse
to do what is required of himself or herself in the deed.
Furthermore, if this advice regarding choosing religious spouses is not observed, society will become corrupted according to the prophet SAW Salah Abu huraira narrated
that he said, either Hata Ba, la Khun Manta Donna Dena, who were Hanukkah fuzzer widu, who else to follow tech on fitness on fill out the word facade on audio.
When someone whose religion and character you are pleased with proposes to someone under your care, then marry him to her. If you do not do so, there will be turmoil fitna in the land and abounding Discord. That
is reality that we are living today in many parts of the world,
where people are denying the daughter's chance to get married, simply because the one who proposes is not a millionaire, he does not have property and business and all these other kinds of things, a shiny car, etc. You know, that's their main concern. So, they stop that woman from getting married and of course shaytaan will be busy, and she may end up in different kinds of corruption. Similarly, the one who sought to marry her doesn't get this opportunity is turned away by many, eventually, his natural desires etc, are going to come out in some other way.
Or at least he will be struggling, it will make life very difficult for himself as well as for the daughter of the Wali who refused marriage, for the for the those under their care.
The second way, is through good character.
Proper religiosity comes in a package whose outer wrappings are good moral character and conduct.
The prophet SAW Selim himself as reported Bible Herrera to have summed up the essence of his message of Islam as a moral imperative, saying, in my breath to tell him I'm a Carmela. I was sent to prevent, to perfect, good character, I was only set to perfect, good character.
good moral character begins with God, whereby worshiping other than God,
which is should have been idolatry, or others, along with God, in all of its forms, is considered bad moral character. So the scale on which we weigh good character and bad character is the scale of Islam.
It is most religiously immoral to worship a laws creation, instead of himself. It is also immoral to lie, cheat or steal
from other human beings are harmed in any way, as the province as Solomon said, and Muslim man Solomon Muslim, Allah melissani God,
this is the true Muslim is not hurting others around him, harming them in one way or another. And finally, it is bad moral character to unnecessarily harm laws, creatures and the environment that the law created.
for our benefit,
morally good and evil, is to be looked at relative to a law relative to other human beings, as well as relative to the creation.
And in all cases,
moral good is what Allah has defined as morally good.
Whether it is in relationship to a law, or whether it is in relationship to other human beings or the creation,
the most beloved,
and seated closest to the Prophet sallallahu Sallam I'm reading schreib narrated that on one occasion, the prophet SAW salam, ask them,
shall I tell you about who is most beloved to me?
And the one who will be seated closest to me, on the day of judgment.
The people were silent. So he repeated it two or three times. Then he said, then they said, Sorry, yes, O Messenger of Allah.
And he replied, the one among you with the best character.
The one who has the best character, would be seated closest to the prophet SAW Salem on the Day of Judgment. In order to reinforce the high status of good character, the prophet SAW Selim dangled the carrot stick, of earning the honor of being the most beloved to him, and the honor of sitting beside him on the Day of Judgment, both of which they all would desire above all else.
It could have just simply informed them, that whoever has the best character would be most beloved him and would sit beside him on the Day of Judgment, but he didn't.
He put it in the form of an obvious question of preference, not a content question, which they needed to figure out.
This was done simply to stimulate their thought, and awaken their eagerness to learn.
And the repeated question two or three times was to further reinforce the importance of this message.
Filling the scale, Allah and His Messenger both informed us about the scale on which our deeds would be weighed on the Day of Judgment. Those whose scale of good deeds outweigh their evil deeds would go to Paradise paradise, and those whose scale of evil deeds outweigh their good deeds would go to hell. As simple as that.
A very simple and straightforward, just and fair means of judgment for everyone.
What is most important is to fill our scale of good deeds, and minimize our scale of evil deeds. That is clear.
Consequently, the most important deeds are those which weigh the most on the scale on the Day of Judgment.
So the province is seldom fulfilling his promise not to leave anything which would bring us closer to Allah without informing us about it told us about the heaviest
and most important deed saying, Mom and Shay and I follow filmyzila Annie Minh has lil.
There is nothing
heavier on the scale than good character.
The prophet SAW Salaam is hammering this point of
why, because as we said in the beginning, good character is the outer package. It is the expression
of what the expression of religiosity, good faith, true faith, because the faith is true and good. You can't have bad character on top of that. It doesn't fit. It's not a product.
I mean, of course, people might not have good religious
inclinations, and pretend externally, to have good character, but it won't last, it will appear some of the time and it will be exposed a lot of the time. So people who are pretending it with the intention of deception. Well, of course, we said before that some of these matters, we have to work on with ourselves. If we have some bad characteristics, bad character, and the dean is naziha, then the religion is good advice. So we should advise our brothers and sisters, where they have certain bad characteristics,
even though they may be a religious people. But as human beings, we have errors, we are false, we're not perfect. So
one of the ways to overcome those bad characteristics
is to pretend that we don't have those cracked mystics meaning that externally when the time comes to express a bad characteristic, we don't do it.
Instead, we maintain an external facade of good character.
But our intention is what not to deceive the people around us,
to let them think we were what we are not. But in order for us to overcome that bad character, we have to consistently and repeatedly
do what is in good character
in order to change habits, because as I say, Old habits die hard.
The way they saved in the West, you can teach a dog, an old dog new tricks.
Bad habits die hard, very difficult, when we have developed some bad
character traits, so this is the way to do it.
problem Hassan Salaam, Australia stressed to us
that what is going to benefit us the best.
On the day of judgment, what's going to have the biggest impact on our scale will be personal. Hello,
So this is stressing to the oma that we have to work on our character. And of course, as we said in the very beginning, that good character, is what Allah defined as good or
bad character is what a law defined as bad.
It's not what the society today holds, which they didn't hold yesterday, and which they may not hold tomorrow. It is what a law defined
in his book, or through His Messenger.
The best believers, we are joined to choose our friends well, because we will be raised on the Day of Judgment with our friends, that's what the processor told us.
Furthermore, good friends will help us to grow spiritually,
as their goodness will rub off on us.
As the prophet SAW Selim described in the famous simile of good and bad friends, as being like perfume merchants, and blacksmiths, were repeated that similar number of times before, but it is one of the primary messages that we need to learn
to choose our friends well.
Consequently, the processor lamb gave us a criterion by which to choose our best friends and companions from among the believing community of Muslims. In Vietnam, I reported that the prophet SAW Selim said after me Nina ascendo. Home follow.
The best believers are those with the best character.
The best believers are those with the best character.
But there is also an added clarification with the province outside of games
in order to
and to help us in terms of choosing
those who have good character who are going to be truly beneficial, and those who may not.
In a hadith quoted by Abu huraira Herrera Solomon said
haidakhan Islam and aha cinecon of laka either fucking
either party who
the best of you in Islam is the best of you and character when they possess deep understanding of the deen
Why did the prophet SAW said I'm stressed the importance of fit.
Because good character may be misguided fit is missing.
For example, one on one of my visits to Nigeria. During a conference, I observed Junior scholars, students prostrating at the feet of the senior scholars and important figures. This was an accepted practice, and those doing it were considered as having good moral character in showing their respect for their senior scholars. However, during my presentation, I raised the issue and I condemned it soundly as unacceptable.
Afterwards, some of the senior scholars tried to explain to me that the junior scholars weren't actually prostrating at their feet as valid prostration in Salah requires eight body points to be in contact with the ground. We all know that feet, two feet, two knees, two pounds, that six, the forehead and the nose that makes eight and the junior scholars all lifted their feet off the ground. So there are only six body points were on the ground during their frustration so behind Allah.
I responded to them saying that the fact that their prostration would be unacceptable for Salah doesn't change it from being frustration, which is not allowed to other than a law. The idol worshippers prostrate without putting their noses on the ground, or some prostrate with their elbows on the ground also. So are their frustrations
allowed or not
too familiar? The frustration is frustration, whether you do it all the way
or part of the way, but you're in frustration.
It may not be acceptable in Salah, but it's still prostration not acceptable.
And the Messenger of Allah smart Allah
also added a further condition in order to ensure that the learning is sincere, since he did inform us that among the first people who would be tossed into hell would be religious scholars due to their insincerity. So he added to the description of whom we must seek to be friend and stay close to after finding those with good character and knowledge saying oxido Ma, you're the Hello Jenna.
This is a question.
Taco Allah for personal.
Do you know what puts most people in paradise?
The answer they themselves saying mindfulness of Allah duck WA, and good cat. So without God consciousness, good character and knowledge will not be enough to ensure the acceptance of our deeds. As hidden Shere Rhea is based on natural inclinations. Doing acts to impress others is a part of our DNA. Everyone loves to be praised, cheered, respected idolized, admired, it's it is sometimes called the peacock complex.
Come look at me, pick out spreads its feathers.
Look at my beauty. This is our nature. From early childhood. When as as little children, we did things to impress our parents and they encouraged us to do more.
rewarded us for it. The seeds of Ria were planted and regularly watered as we grew up. Most of us never managed to cast it aside. So it lurks in our subconscious popping up, ugly head up every so often.
It can only be defeated by mindfulness of Allah, maraca Maha Sabha
and the like, where we regularly check our intentions, until it becomes a habit, which we can
use to override Ria.
righteousness is good character.
Since we define good moral character personal Hello, as the main goal of Islam, for which the province Arsalan was sent to convey. It could then be said that whatever Allah has defined as good, better and best is what is truly morally good.
Consequently, righteousness or goodness, from the Islamic perspective, is good moral character. And the prophets, Arsalan was quoted by Nawaz bin Salman as saying exactly that alveru has no follow. righteousness is good catch.
And sin is what gnaws at your conscience. And that which you dislike for other people to become aware of. But righteousness is good character. That's the essence of it. Now,
having this quality that we should be striving for good cat.
We've talked about it somewhat theoretically.
It also has practical
aspects, which become a part of our daily life,
where we should have certain characteristics
which become critical characteristics for true righteousness.
For example, repayment of debts. righteousness is not merely a theory or a hollow claim.
It is not manifest. If it is not manifest in good character, it's not real. For example, can a truly righteous person refuse to pay his or her debts?
Is that consistent with good moral character?
Of course not. A truly righteous person couldn't become unable to pay his or her debts due to forces beyond their control. But to refuse when one is perfectly able, is totally inconsistent with righteousness, as it is simply wrong.
The opposite is what is consistent with having good moral character. Paying one's debts is a necessary consequence of good character and an expression of one's righteousness. Consequently, abou error stated at the browser Solomon said
in the article calm, Asana calm,
the best of you,
is the one who is best in repaying his or her debts,
consistency and reliability. These are again, other characteristics
which are critical for
righteousness and good cat. Among the notable praiseworthy, worthy characteristics of righteous people is their reliability and their consistency.
Doing the five times daily prayers at the beginning of their allotted times in grains ingrains in the believer consistency, though it's not obligatory, to pray at the beginning of the time,
the prophet SAW solemn had expressed that this was best. These are the best prayers, the ones done, beginning of the time, rather than delaying. Why because delay sometimes falls into forgetful
This righteousness which begins with belief in our law, should immediately be followed by regular prayer.
Salah, or formal prayer is the first step by which faith, believe in the heart and the mind is gradually transformed into the art of living. A truly righteous like, I should relate to that the prophet SAW Selim himself said, a humble family Illa Allah He are the one who
were in power.
Deeds which Allah loves most are those done regularly, even if they're small?
doing small good deeds regularly, is far better than big good deeds intermittently. Okay, generally.
Reliability is only manifest in consistent good deeds, which is why a lot particularly loves deeds done regularly. Consistency is a praiseworthy, what we call an Arabic Mahmoud,
good moral characteristic for which people will praise us, which is a good thing as long as we don't do it, for their praise, but for our laws, love of such deeds.
So our focus should be seeking the love of Allah above all else.
For if Allah loves us, and all the people hate us, we have succeeded. While if all the people love us, but a lot does not. We have failed.
All the people will love us when we do what they want, which is why the province I sell them informed us.
According to Mr. Libin, same laptop attorney Mark Luton famously attended college.
No obedience is due to the creatures if it involves this obedience to Allah.
So doing things to please people,
as they say, you can please all the people all the time.
So even if you do the things to please them, you know, pleases them, you keep doing those all the time, regardless of whether they're right or wrong and keep doing it. Eventually, at some point, they're not going to be pleased, even though you've done the thing that you thought is the that is the nature of people.
So you can be sure that if you do the right thing, Allah will be pleased all the time, not part of the time, but all of the time. So this is where our focus should be.
The prophetic example of righteousness, righteousness is not simply doing more good deeds and everybody else.
It is following the prophetic way in doing good deeds, above all.
That reality was neatly summed up in the Hadith on extremists.
And it's certainly Malik related, that there was a group of the companions of the Prophet SAW seldom, who came to his wives and asked them about the prophets or salaams mode of worship. When the wives inform them, they considered it little, like, not so much, you know, it's just the basics. So they said, Where, where are we, relative to the prophets of Allah, whom Allah has forgiven his past and future sins.
So we have to do better, we have to do more.
So one of them said, I will not marry women. That's it, I'll become celibate.
Another said, I will not eat meat.
Yet another said, I will not sleep on a bed. The only sleep on the floor
because of the comfort of the bed is giving up that comfort. And another said, I will fast and not break my fast
all the time, everyday plastic.
However, when the news of their oaths reach the Messenger of Allah,
He gathered the people praise the law, and then said, What is the matter with people who say such things? I pray, and I sleep. I fast and I break my fast and I marry women.
And then he dropped
fly man Raghava Ancelotti, fillet semi knee.
So whoever turns away from my son is not of me is not a true follower of mine, fake.
In this case, their extreme practices, had the Brava sell, some of them, allow them to do it, they would have put a burden on the whole community who could not keep up with that. So the prophet SAW, Selim sternly rebuked and warned them to desist from such extreme behavior, even though it was fundamentally permissible.
Is it obligatory to marry? No. Is it obligatory to sleep on a bed? No.
These all these things
are not obligations. But when one chooses to abstain to prevent oneself from doing that, thinking that it will bring them closer to Allah, then the promises are seldom clarified, it will not, because none of them were closer to a law than him.
And he didn't do those things.
This is one of the primary reasons why the Messenger of Allah was sent to us, to prevent us from going to extremes in religiosity as Christian monks had done before us, and still do. He made it clear that the real righteousness could only be found by following the prophetic way.
The prophetic the prophets way, according to his youngest wife, Aisha, was a moderate way in which is was favorite overarch. He related that whenever the Messenger of Allah was given a choice between two courses of action, he would choose the easier of the two, as long as it was not sinful. By lamea. Kuhn, if
the problems are solved, and himself further elaborated on this principle of ease in the practice of Islam saying in either deal useful, indeed, this religion is easy. And he warns those who make the practice of Islam difficult by ignoring all of the many concessions, which are delicately interwoven within the fabric of the religion.
So that whatever or whenever a difficulty arises, a concession is always there to facilitate. For example, the five daily prayers are to be done at set times. The morning before sunrise, the noon, the afternoon, the sunset, and the night. However, travelers may shorten and join them for ease during journeys. That's except for 5g and moderate.
Joining it's except for Vijay.
Also, if residents find difficulty in praying on time, they're allowed to join the noon and afternoon prayers, and the sunset and nitrates. People commonly think that this is only for travelers, but this is not the case. Perhaps asylum is reported in Sahih Muslim authentically that they're in Medina with no reason, no apparent reason
like extreme heat,
or rain, heavy rain or other things which make it difficult to get to the masjid
when these things occur, the boxer Salah did join Dora and Asa and they did join Matera Manisha
but this narration, it's a Muslim process, join the world and join mahalo vanish without any apparent reason, and the narrator from the companions, Tabby and they said that the browser seller only did that to make things easy for them.
it is a fact that
if they find difficulty
in praying on time,
door announcer monitor Manisha they are allowed to join them
Another example can be seen in that the sick, breastfeeding pregnant and travelers may skip the obligatory fast of the month of Ramadan.
This is a confession, where difficulty arises.
As for those who insist on going to extremes in the practice of the religion, the Messenger of Allah warn them ominously saying, laying your shard has been a hidden Illa Allah.
Indeed, whoever makes this religion difficulty, sorry, whoever makes this religion difficult, will be defeated by it, lay you shot the dean, a hidden in love another
individual who, in his or her desire to do more acts of worship, in order to come closer to God will eventually become so extreme, that he or she will be unable to keep up practicing the religion at that pace.
There's a point, I mean, doing more is good, is good and doing more not just doing the Father, the Son now so this is good. But there's a point where people go beyond
the father than the Sunnah, and into another realm around which leads to extremism
in religious practices could lead to extremism outside of
eventually the religion will become such a great burden that he or she ends up abandoning all together. And this is a common phenomenon among new converts and born again, Muslims. Also, those charged with looking after new converts, or revert should be careful not to overload them is another way that extremism can be expressed. For example, I recall meeting an older brother in his late 50s, who had wanted to accept Islam for years. But he didn't convert. Because he had been told that in order for him to become a Muslim, he had to be circumcised. So behind Allah,
it's not an obligation. But people are made an obligation. You have even some saves for birthdays on circumcised, you can't be a mom.
That's a condition to be the amount. No, this is not circumcision is a recommendation. And it is specifically for the young, young people, you know, especially this is for the seventh day. For the Africa, that's part of the acts of the arcade, that's when it should be done. In that early stage when the child doesn't, his feelings are not, you know, senses are not fully developed. So there's pain involved with minimize etc, you can easily get over it. But then when you're telling, you know, 55 year old man, he now has to go and get circumcised. That's a huge medical challenge.
Because it means you have to go under you know, anesthesia, you have to be anesthetize. Then, you know, people go into
go under anesthesia, and never come out, just like putting yourself in danger. So
this is something we have to be careful of,
is not an obligation or recommendation. And such people
should not be made to feel that unless they do that they're not a Muslim, not a true Muslim matter realms is a big mistake. hamdulillah the brother of course, when he found out this was not really required of him, he accepted Islam right away.
Also, in the case of sisters
who refuse to convert, because they were told that if they became Muslims, they had to divorce their non Muslim husbands immediately. Sister his
oldest sister, she's got seven kids, six kids, whatever. And you're telling her she wants to become Muslim later and listen, okay, now you're gonna have to divorce your husband. You know, and take care of your kids. Whatever.
This is, it is true. That islamically speaking it is not correct.
For a Muslim woman, to be married to a non Muslim man, this is true perfectly to
that, eventually, she should be encouraged. If her husband doesn't come in to give her a chance to at least invite him and try to get him to accept Islam. To know you're going to tell it right. And when soon as you accept Islam, your marriage is finished.
You can't do that.
Because in the end, you have to look at the consequences.
Is it better for her not to become a Muslim?
Or better for her to become a Muslim? And be still married to her husband?
Oh, she's not allowed to marry because of him not being a Muslim.
Which one's worse? For her not to accept Islam? Surely that's worse, far worse.
So we have to weigh things, you know, the pros and the cons,
the lesser of two evils. It's a much lesser evil for her to stay married to her husband
while accepting Islam and practicing Islam, and dying a Muslim than for her not to accept that.
Take another batch.
So, again, some of the brothers and sisters who are involved in the Dawa, no and this comes up,
we have to think, can't just go according to the letter of the law, as we interpreted
mode of applying
the name of Allah of Hamid, he said, The first was to try to be praiseworthy as allies praise worthy,
worthy of praise.
We try also to be worthy of praise,
to please Him,
to please our nafs our desires,
we identified that as the first way, the second way was to thank and praise a lot
to be engaged in, thanking and praising Allah.
And we should do that whenever and wherever it is appropriate and convenient. And they promised us Allah He gave us a number of circumstances, occasions etc, in our lives, in our day, by which and through which we can praise and thank Allah.
Eating and drinking
is highly recommended that on completion of every meal, we should thank a lot for the food and drink, which he has blessed us with while reflecting on the millions around the world, who do not have sufficient food to eat and liquids to drink,
whether water or milk.
So, Anna Sydney Malik go to the processor lemma saying
Indeed, Allah is pleased with the slave who praises him whenever he eats food, or takes drink in Allah, Diallo ba I need
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Ahmed Abu Ali.
It should also be a moment of reflection.
On one hand, we thank Allah
for having fed and given us drink.
But it should also be
a moment of reflection regarding what we have done today to alleviate the suffering of our fellow Muslims and fellow human beings around the world without food or drink.
Currently, there are 820 million people
who live each day
in severe food insecurity
around the world, we should just think that if according to the process of Allah put an Israelite prophet prostitute in paradise for feeding a thirsty dog.
Imagine the reward for feeding a starving human being.
Furthermore, we're always looking for our laws help and wondering when is it coming? Or why isn't it coming when we need it? The answer lies in following a lost promise of health.
Problems are seldom said,
well, Allahu fionn. In Abdi, Maracana labdoo fear only, he, Indeed, Allah helps his servant as long as the servant helps his brother
So, we want the laws help, then help those around.
In terms of formal prayer,
praising our Hamid is interwoven throughout our formal prayers, Salah Salawat
besides praising Allah at the beginning of every salon, when reciting surah, Al Fatiha
we are required to praise Allah whenever we come out of record. And in Sydney Malik reported that the Messenger of Allah said
either call emammal Sami Allahu leemon hamidah for kulu robina wala can hammer some narrations Rob banner like
if the Imam says Allah hears those who think and praise it, say all of you, our Lord, all funds and praise belong to you?
We all know this we all heard it, were you doing it in our prayers. However, commonly people do not follow this clear instruction as the prophet SAW someone said it
as well as the general instruction which the prophets Allah gave regarding following the Imam during salah and assembly Malik quoted him as saying in namatjira, EMA mu, Li You can maybe for either kabara for kabiru indeed the mom is to be followed.
If he says Allahu Akbar,
that is Allah is greater. You all should say Allahu Akbar.
The formal congregational prayer consists of points of interaction between the Imam who leads the prayer and the congregation.
So, as the mom says, Allahu Akbar, that's the type beer allowed. Those following him should respond by repeating the tap beer allowed.
However, the congregation's takbeer doesn't necessarily have to be as loud or louder than that of the amounts that beer but on the other hand, it should not be silently set in their minds.
Similarly, when the Imam says well $1 lien at the end of reciting the Fatiha, we should say aloud, I mean, of course, this is something of a point of contention among the schools of Islamic law. The Hanafi school in particular insists that I mean should be said silently in the mind. However, when you look at the evidence, the evidence proves otherwise. Likewise, when the Imam says aloud, semi Allahu even hamidah, the followers should respond to him by saying audibly, Rob banner, local ham or a banner will occur
as the provinces
words of remembrance
after the formal prayers, I've already quoted the prophet SAW Salah, same, whoever glorifies Allah, that's that's be
Subhana Allah after every form of prayer 33 times, thanks and praises him that is called tough need. That's Alhamdulillah 33 times and praises his greatness.
Let's pack beer 33 times that is 99
and completes 100 with there is no God, but Allah alone
that's known as tally without partner. The kingdom is his, all praises and is Able to do all things.
That is Lyla heilala wider who luxury color the whole milk while I will hunt wo Allah condition 33 does that
all the person sins will be forgiven, even if they're like the fall on the ocean. So behind Allah
we need to be saying that
whenever we get the chance
jab at him, Abdullah also quoted the bouncers element saying of the Vickery
La Ilaha Illa. After the Bly Alhamdulillah
the best words I remember it's, that's liquor are, there is no God but Allah and the best supplication is, All praise belongs to Allah handling that.
So, we should try to
pray supplicate to Allah using this and remember Allah
using Ditalion whenever we have the chance, we have the time
fill those lapses with praise of Allah.
And whenever sneezing
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related to the browser sentiment said when one of you sneezes let him say Alhamdulillah
and let his brother or companion say to him your Himachal law, a law of mercy on you. And if he says your hammock Allah that is his friend, then the one who sneezed yourself should say, Nicola, while you slept balcom, may Allah guide you and rectify your condition.
Bye barakallahu Li.
We'll stop here for today's session and continue tomorrow. In session 46 be looking at the direct application of the Divine Names, or Divine Name al Hamid,
through giving facts and praising a law, as well as principles two, three and four, a will but Paul's application blueprint in sha Allah
said I'm on a call, or two Mahi or better a cat
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from Mansoor dB,
is the test of a Wally
is most tough
and going to be more tough than the previous tests.
that is up to Allah
could couldn't be more tough. Their promises Elon did say
when he was asked who who receives the most trials and tests in their lives, he said the prophets and those next to them were like them, similar to them in righteousness, etc, then those next to them, then those next to them
that a lot looks into a person's
And if he sees firmness, he gives them stronger tests to for them to grow even more so spiritually, if he sees weakness, then he gives them a test which is appropriate to their level to help to strengthen them also.
So there's no guarantee that the test will get harder and harder and harder, or whether it is harder than it gets not as hard and not as hard then it might get harder after that, and then harder again, this is all up to Allah. You know, there's no special rule as to how the tests come.
Instagram students, how to not lose hope when is not getting accepted? Well, first and foremost, you are not sure or you can't be sure that your do is not accepted.
I mean, simply because you ask for something in law, you call on a lawyer ask for something
it doesn't happen.
It doesn't mean necessarily that you do is answered
because the prompts I said I'm told us
with their own logo and to move in on a billy Java call on the line prayer
while being certain that your prayers will be answered.
Because if you already believe that your prayers are not going to be answered properly
probably not going to be answered, then they probably won't be.
You know, you have created that situation because the prophesize said quoted allies saying,
and I ended on the app dB,
I am as my slave thinks of me.
If I, if you think of Allah positively,
is positive for you, if you think of Allah negatively is negative for you, you have created that situation.
the point is that even the process, Ahmed said that prayers are answered either by Allah, giving you what you prayed for.
That's when it is the best for you. Or not giving you what you prayed for.
and storing it up on your scale of good deeds anyway, because you prayed and prayed for it, to turn to align prayer.
Allah can answer by giving
or not giving.
If he doesn't give,
it doesn't mean he didn't answer.
It is that he didn't give.
But you're asking a lot for this thing, which you don't know.
Ultimately, whether it's good for you or not.
You think it's good. It looks good. Feels good. I think it's good, but it may not be good. You don't know and Allah knows a lot says that in the Quran in multiple places. Asana, crochet and warfarin,
perhaps you will dislike something which is good for you. Well, I signed to him Boucher and overshadow Miko and perhaps you may love something you are
attached to this thing you and it's not good for you. So we have to understand,
do our in that context.
If we are practicing your sincere etc, and we turn to Allah sincerely, He will answer our question our
He will answer it, not necessarily the way we want him to answer it. But in the way which is best for us.
I would like to know what do you think is needed for Islam to be established in America in the correct way?
That's why the motto of my university is changing the nation through education. It's knowledge,
proper knowledge of the deal.
That's going to need to be there for the proper establishment of Islam in America.
Until that knowledge becomes widespread and faith based communities can be established, then we're doomed to just try to do the best we can with what we have.
is the five daily prayers only for the oma
and not on other nations then this nation.
Prayer becomes obligatory when
you accept Islam.
So of the other omens that we are referring to here, because rarely actually ever all were present now is one on mine, the general sense preference asylum is sent to everybody. So in a general sense, it's just really one oma part of that Omar has believed and part of the oma has not.
So the issue of five times daily prayer, this is on the part of the oma who believed you accepted Islam. were raised as Muslims. They are the people for whom the five times daily prayer has been made obligatory.
Can a woman drive a two wheeler?
Can a woman drive a two wheeler?
What is this two
With a motorcycle
would you call those scooters?
What says they can't?
I mean, as long as they're maintaining their hate job, he's talking about doing it in public, then,
you know, Islam doesn't put restrictions on women
where it's not necessary to protect them
what they're doing.
So, unless the use of these two wheelers, whether it is motorcycle,
other instruments of transportation
as long as their Islam is not compromised, then short life is permissible.
is the IOU connected to Masjid asuna in Grenada. How is the progress? Well, I don't know about mustard as soon as we Neda
am in contact with
brothers from Grenada who I met in Canada
they're the ones who are working on the project of setting up a Learning Center for IOU
if their contact if they're connected with Master The sooner so be it if they're not connected with mastered Asana, so be it.
You know, they may be working independently. I don't know. I that those details were never mentioned to me.
I didn't see or know of any requirement to be connected to passages Sula
do Islamic work, Grenada, but if Master asuna wants to cooperate and collaborate with
the International University, my university, I'm happy to work with them also. So if you have those contacts and you want to put them in contact with me, then I then massaman Welcome.
Mr. Graf. Is it allowed to celebrate father's or Mother's Day
celebration of father or Mother's Day in and of itself.
If you're going to do that on a regular basis every year,
then it goes against the Sunnah of Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam
in which he
forbade the other celebration the other aids
in celebration. This is where you know people gather festival festivities
forget for bed all of the other
festivals which are practiced in Medina
and told them that these have all been replaced by to eat on fitter and Aiden.
Now, there are things which are done every year at the same time like graduation from school.
Is that an eat
summer festival where people gather celebrate the festival.
It's just an appointed time for the end of the school year.
And time for graduation students
Mohamed Abu Hanif
I would really appreciate if you would mention it the shortest and best
I assume that you're referring to Allah. Suddenly Allah Muhammad
sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
Hopefully that's clear.
Instagram students, is it wrong not to add it up.
that is for men to wear the woman's job. But men have their own job,
in our times, due to the fashion industry
has become neglected.
Between the navel and the knee,
their garment should be so loose, that their private parts are not exposed.
Or they should have an upper garment, shirt like garment, which is long enough that it comes down and covers the area between the navel and the knee in a loose fashion, to ensure that our era of the man is not exposed, for the woman was supposed to cover everything except for face and hands.
According to the opinion of the majority of Muslims scholarship,
those some hold that on your hands are allowed to be exposed.
wearing hijab, which properly covers her is an obligation.
Whenever she leaves her home, go goes in bulk
because it's an obligation, then to not be so becomes a sin and who comes around. But of course, if a person is a new must have just converted to Islam, it may take them some time to adjust to wearing a job properly as they should. So maybe they will start off with a headscarf and, you know, eventually make it longer and proper, more proper and start to change their garments, you know, to fit
requirements. It may be may take some time. And what say is there's no harm in that sense. They do the best that they can while they can.
Abu Khalid Mohammed Abu hanifa says I have a friend named Robin.
He has gotten married.
That's five times Salah every day, but is always so afraid of the day of judgment that he sometimes feels hopeless.
What should he do to make his Eman strong?
Well his fear of judgment the damage judgment is an indicator of a strong demand.
He can strengthen it How can a man be strengthened when we have a simple formula?
Not involving rocket science. Very simple fun.
We know that a man increases by good deeds doing good deeds and decreases by doing evil deeds. So if a man is to increase,
we have to increase our good deeds and reduce our evil deeds. Because if we only increase our good deeds, and our evil deeds also increase along with it then we're not gonna.
So common sense tells us increase good deeds, decrease evil deeds. Very simple formula.
What does Islam say about marital rape?
We discussed that.
according to Islamic law,
there is no such thing. The Sharia, there is no such crime as marital rape as it is understood in
modern society since the 90s.
From how he say, is it haram to not conserve water during will do or washing? Yeah to wastewater waste is haraam in Alberta Rena, can we Juana Shelton Allah says, Those who are wasteful, squanders our brethren of the devil's Ocala, shaytaan Arabic a flora and Satan was a disbeliever in his Lord.
I think wastefulness being sinful, being wrong being evil. Being prohibited in Islam is very clear.
The example, oh, press went on to say, that's how it went on to say like, for example, turning on the faucet to the bath, and allowing more excess water to run, and you actually need Yes. Once the buzzer sound said,
even if you had a stream, passing by your house, you should still be
that's like a river, passing by all the water in the world, you should still not waste the water.
and don't abuse it.
did that horrible mistake which led to lose trust of my parents? What should I do?
Ask God's forgiveness.
Try to ask your parents forgiveness,
tried to do more good deeds
that would win over their confidence in you
that, you know, you're that was something that you did that inshallah would not repeat again in future.
And possibly, it might even need you to have
some of your other relatives speak to your parents, you know, if they're
of Have you personally.
If it's just this pleasure, well, you can't expect them to be pleased about what you did.
Since you yourself admit that it was horrible.
So it's just you have to give time. Also, you can't expect you did it yesterday, and they still upset today.
They have a right to be upset for many days.
What's the ruling on some deviant sects who seem to possess good morals and character? What's more important a pizza or character?
Well, of course, a pizza is most important.
But aqeedah without good character,
can also drive people away from Islam
can block people from accepting Islam
whereas an individual with good character he may or she may attract people to Islam.
Even though there are Qaeda is not
right or proper or whatever, start issues, but
they have brought people into Islam. And you have driven people away from Islam.
So how do you think Allah is going to treat you and treat that person because their errors which caused them to be in deviation?
Allow me forgive the earth for the good that they do for the sincerity that they had. So, you know, don't bring it down to this kosamba severe, don't bring it down to justice to things aqeedah are good character.
What you should be saying is a kid and good character.
So, a kid with good character is better than aqeedah without good character
and good character alone.
Maybe better than a kid alone with bad character?
Because we have to question what kind of a kid is it?
That's producing bad character? I mean, is that okay? You read the books, you listen to the lectures, everything you know, you know, at all, but you're not practicing it. You know, you're declaring this one to be a disbeliever and declaring that want to be a disbeliever of the man had you deviated and you know, you're able to tell everybody, all these things, but you don't pray
properly. You haven't even learned Fatiha yet. You know, you have all of this is out there. I'm not saying everybody who has a pizza, you know, is that some saying there are people
who there is okay. dakka dakka. They know to hide
the fact hidden livadas they don't know the details. But it's just words.
It has not impacted on them.
To make them better people.
Now, they're still talking bad about this one about that one, talking about people behind their back, they may still be cursing and you know, I remember you know, meeting
family their husband and wife having some problems and met the people that asked me to help them deal with their problems in
their in Brooklyn.
Back in the 90s. And their moms Rajat asked me to talk to him. I think he talked to them for
their couldn't work it out.
So the brother and sister were there.
They asked me so I said, Okay. Try to hear and see if I can give some advice.
And, you know, the brothers, brother, were and so now, you know, this some kind of proper governing sisters in niqab covered,
even their eyes were
covered, you know, beyond.
And the brother is explaining the problem.
And, you know, he's saying, Well, you know, when she gets upset, she calls me an mF, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. That's what
it was like, cool.
Yeah, she surely not.
She admitted yet.
We have a serious problem, you know. So, problem is that, you know, if you are externally Yes, looks like yeah, pizza, but internally, you know, that kind of language coming out of a person in the pub, just totally unacceptable.
is serious problems in character. So
these two have to be together.
Proper arcada should produce proper character.
easy and natural as Can we say granik dwyers Institute. And in Farid Salas, well,
yeah, it's possible.
As a Dwyer reciting Quran Institute, no.
by which religions ceremony, did Muhammad marry Khadija
the ceremonies of
the people of Makkah.
In that time, because he married her before
he received receive revelation.
their marriage took place,
whatever was the practice, then, obviously, it would not have included anything that involves ship.
That much we can be sure of. Because the profits are seldom, even though he had not received revelation. He was only worshiping Allah.
He was a more head. And there were others in Makkah at the time, who are also more hidden. They were only worshiping God alone, but they didn't know the other digits, well to do.
So we can be sure that if the religious rites of marriage in Makkah involved idolatry, that he would not have accepted it.
Because he had understood already before revelation came that idolatry is wrong.
From the Instagram
is it true that around food we consume can influence our glass from being accepted?
Of course, this is a well known Hadith.
The prophet SAW Selim, I talked about the person on the journey with called Allah. But his food was Haram.
And he said, Well, how am I going to accept his dog? So that's straightforward.
Question from easy and natural. Can you do sadaqa jariya of water for one of your dead uncle's? Is that okay? Yes. If you are doing it for the rest of your uncle's course, in Lithuania,
can you make one water pump for all of them? Without their names? Tell you made the near to Allah that the reward for the water pump goes to all of your uncle's responsible.
Hunter is asking is it not an insult and blasphemous to the oneness of Islam? The promise of preservation by Allah that the Sunnah
was divided into man hubs created by different men.
Not necessarily, you know, where people turn their jobs into different religions? Yeah. It was an insult is blasphemous to the oneness of Allah, the oneness of Salah to be followed. And oneness and Islam. Yeah.
But as legal differences
which varied from my top dimetapp. And there were many others, not just before that we know.
This was normal to Sahaba had different opinions. And there were different groupings. Some of them supported one opinion and others with another opinion. So that's normal and natural.
we're going to be closing the session. Just quickly, answer, Ziad my sister died two years ago. Since then I haven't talked to my sister's husband. Because my shy nature when I go to the alpha because of this nature, not
knowing what but you know, it's good to convey here in law,
former in law,
convey the salaams of Islam and she has needs that you can help with them.
Shall I should do so? And because obviously, probably a sister has children. So he is their father.
there's a connection that you shouldn't deny
or reject. But
being shy of course in Islam
is something commendable.
Salah pleasing to Allah.
Khalid Salam is it.
Is it a combination of some art?
Does it mean one can do it every day, especially in the summertime, or Asia prayer is late. Can one combine everyday with Margaret
Misha, well, you know, if you're in the part of the world, where from sunset, you know, to sunrise
becomes very short, then it's conceivable. I know if it's just that the night has shortened, it's not it's not become you know, uncomfortable short where you don't have time to pray almost one is going right into the other, then it's better to create where there is distinguishable time differences and better to keep them prayers in their time. But as a need arises, you know, on a given day or whatever, then you can join the prayers when you go do it before right you don't miss your timing for your prayer and then say okay, okay, I'll join it with an expert. So you should have the intention before that you will join these prayers and when you join them Sharla
How are you sir? Last question, can I give my brother in another country money for charity to feed the poor? on my behalf? Yes, you can. it's acceptable.
You're asking or is it better? deed if I do this directly? No. It's okay to do it to your brother. That's perfectly fine. barakallahu li calm Pico.
Zach one law here.
Sorry about the late start. But inshallah hopefully we'll start in time tomorrow for the second half.
Bar Allah fickle. Salaam Alaikum aleikum wa rahmatullah. were catching Savannah
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