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So now I'm on a como Rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh
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to our latest session 46 V
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Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah
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wa Salatu was Salam O Allah Rasool al Karim.
Allah Allah He was Hobie mangostana bissonnet e li Ahmed Dean
prays due to alarm he 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 46 B
in which we're looking at the name, Hamid. The crazed, which is named number 66. And this is part two
of our session for this Divine Name in terms of its Quranic location, a quick review. It's mentioned something places in the Quran. Among them were who do a lot by AB, in a call of hoodoo overdue in a sorority, Hamid
they were guided to good speech and to the path of the one Worthy of all praise for Hajj verse 24.
In terms of the meaning, linguistically, Hamid comes from the trilateral route, half kneeling down, and the Hamden is its verbal now, it has three main meanings, the first of which is to praise with a sense of deep adoration and submission.
The second main meaning is to honor or speak well up, and the third is to praise one for what is done by that one's own will. This root appears 63 times in the Quran and five derived forms.
Examples of them can be found in Al hamdu Alhamdulillah, Allah and mahmudul
Hamid is the present participle of Mohammed
in the file, intensive pattern, commonly chosen by a law firm or its Divine Names, and its synonym is Mahmoud,
to be praised the praised one.
Consequently, it carries the passive meaning of to be praised as well as to praise in reference to a live in a few states that it meant he is praised for all of his actions, his words, His laws, and his destiny. And there is no god besides Him, and no Lord, except for him.
So, we're moving on to the application according to open bottles, four principles, the first of which was to adopt where applicable.
As stated in our previous session, the Divine Name al Hamid may be adopted and applied in two basic ways.
The first is to become a praiseworthy Muslim, praise worthy Muslim, deserving the gratitude and respect of people wherever we may be,
which we looked at in our previous session.
And the second is to strive to thank and praise the law in all ways possible.
In our previous session, we looked at thanking and praising a law while eating informal prayers as well as after them. And we touched on praising Allah when sneezing. So from Adam sooner, of sneezing, as mentioned earlier, when Adam was created and his soul was blown into his body, the first thing that he did was to sneeze and the Sunnah of praising Allah, when sneezing began, were error related. That allows messenger said when Allah created Adam, and breathed the soul into him, Adam sneezed and said, All praise is due to Allah Al Hamdulillah.
So he praised the law by his permission, then his Lord said to him, may Allah have mercy upon you. Oh
yeah, Himachal law, Yad
Abu huraira quoted the provinces lm as generalizing the Sunnah of Adam saying, Get out of our head. Finally failure call Alhamdulillah. Whenever one of you sneezes, let him say Alhamdulillah that is Praise be to Allah.
In terms of the etiquette, governing sneezing, we should suppress the sneeze as well as the yawn.
We should however, it tried to keep the sound of our sneeze
as low as possible, as it is reported that the prophets are seldom had said
or, as it is reported that whenever the Messenger of Allah sneezed, he would suppress the sound by covering his mouth with his hand, or a piece of cloth. Barrera also related that allows messenger added further clarification regarding the etiquette of sneezing and the preference of sneezing over yawning.
saying a lot like sneezing and dislikes Jani and Allaha your head build up a pass and our tasks were crowded.
So if someone sneezes and praises a law, then it is obligatory on every Muslim who heard him, hurt him to say, may Allah have mercy upon you your hammock Allah. But as regards yawning, it is from Satan. So one must try one's best to stop it. If one says ha, while yawning, Satan will laugh at him.
Covering the mouth while yawning I will side and Henry also quoted Prophet Muhammad, Solomon saying, if anybody amongst you yawn, he should put his hand over his mouth, because Satan can enter from his mouth.
Barrera narrated that the browser as Alan said, sneezing is from Allah and yawning is from Satan. So if anybody among you Beyonds, I didn't put his hand over his mouth, forever person who we are and says, Ah,
Satan bursts into laughter at this person.
Allah loves sneezing and dislikes yawning forever person who yawns and opens his mouth wide and says Ah, then Satan will laugh from inside that person.
We should note here that
there is no Hadith from the prophets I seldom regarding the legitimacy of seeking refuge from from shavon when Jani it's common people do it. But there is no harm in doing so without teaching others that it should be done. As a process Alam stated that yawning is from shaytaan. So seeking refuge from shavon or Satan is recommended.
the other main way of directly applying the Divine Name and Hamid
it is by reviving the lost sooner of doing regularly sujood a sugar as the province Arsalan used.
The prophet SAW Selim praise those who revived this sooner and promised them a great continuing reward. I'm live now.
Go to the Messenger of Allah saying, know that whoever revives the tradition from my sooner if it has died out after me, you will have a reward like those who act upon it without diminishing any of their rewards in the least.
So Juda sugar may be defined as a prostration, which is done for a law in order to show sugar thanks or gratitude to him for a blessing or when a specific harm is removed from a person such as being cured from an illness or saved from a calamity. This center has died out from my experience visiting Muslim communities from Mindanao, southern Philippines, to Guyana in southern America, South America
in masjids, and in schools talking to adults, parents
and asking them after reminding them about soju the sugar
which many had never even heard about.
how many of them had done so do the sugar in that week.
And very few hands went up
1000s very few hands went up.
in the past month
still very few in the past year, when I asked them still very few so it was clear that people just weren't doing it. Yes, they didn't see on TV football players
like Xena Dean zaidan whenever he scored a goal he would drop into salute and others did the same. And of course, people say that's nice. They didn't really know that this was actually a sunnah of Rasulullah Salah, which he told us to do,
encouraged us to do.
The issue is
well Bukhara stated that whenever the prophet SAW Selim was pleased with the matter, or was given good news about any matter, he would immediately prostrate as a form of gratitude to Allah.
This was Sunnah
he used to do this whenever he was pleased with a matter, or good news came to him or something good was brought.
Also, it's authentically recorded. That the process I'm also frustrated when jabril gave him the good news, that whoever sent salutations upon the Prophet, once Allah would send salutations on that person tenfold. And of course, you convey that information to us.
And we can see from among the Sahaba, that when the news that carbody Malik,
his repentance was accepted by law. And the promise was seldom stopped the boycott of the community of Medina, against him, for deliberately missing the Battle of taboo, God immediately frustrated in gratitude to Allah.
In terms of how it is performed, as soon as a person who hears of, or remembers a specific lesson, it is highly recommended for him or her to immediately make a single prostration to Allah.
The format of this frustration is the same as frustration and formal prayer. In terms of frustrating on eight points,
feet, with toes pointed facing trebla If possible, some people their toes just won't bend that way. And they're excused. That's they put their toes on the ground, their knees, to knees, to palms, but the palms, fingers should be facing towards the Qibla not doing the turning the palms on the inside,
right or turning the palms outside, they should be facing towards the Qibla.
That is the proper way in Salah. But of course in sujood a shocker because you don't have to face the Qibla then the point is that the palms should be facing straight ahead.
And the nose and the forehead complete the points that should be
in contact with the ground, the floor, whatever the rug, whatever you're preying on or not praying but prostrating on. And while in that state of frustration. It is recommended that one says souhan or bl Allah.
That's what's normally said, introduce Glorified is my Lord, the Most hi then, once you thank Allah by saying I'm hamdulillah
and further thank him in his or her own words for the blessing
in terms of the state of purity, the correct opinion is that it is not obligatory upon a person to be in a state of taharah. That's ritual purity. When performing so do the sugar because to do the sugar is not Salah. It is in fact a form of Vicar of remembrance of Allah. And we know the code you don't have to be in a state of purity though. Some extreme
Do specify that if you want to get the benefits of reciting the name, the line decal that you should have, will do. But there is no basis for that in the Sonata. Consequently, it is permissible to do so do the soccer while in the state of Geneva, that's major ritual defilement which comes from having sexual relations with one's wife or husband
passing sperm or having an orgasm in a dream and seeing
in one's clothing.
Also women in a state of the fast that is postnatal bleeding or in their head, that is their menses.
They are also allowed to make this
since the or subdue the sugar.
Furthermore, it is not required that one prostrates in the direction of Qibla, as I said, nor do women have to wear hijab and abayas gloves or socks
in terms of innovations, connected with a lot with scheduler soccer, the first one that we're mentioning here and in previous mentioned of how to do the soccer and some of these details we went into a lot more. But here I'm just going to mention three main errors that are common.
The first is so lots of sugar.
It has been falsely narrated, that the products are sold and dedicated a specific prayer cause a lot of sugar.
The only act of worship established is sujood. A sugar as previously mentioned, is no salata sugar.
The second is takbeer and tasleem. There is no evidence whatsoever for a person to say attack beer, that's a lot of awkward when going into the prostration. And make tasleem says America lost when you after it, because that's like turning that.
So Judah sugar into a prayer, where you stuck beer to enter in the prayer and test limbs to end the prayer. There is no evidence for that that is considered to be innovation.
So Judah Shakur, after every prayer, some people we know who have made that a regular ritual after every prayer they perform to do the show. However, this was not the way that the prophet SAW them or his companions did it. They used to only do it when there were instances of good news, or they were saved from a calamity. Therefore, to introduce a new practice of performing a separate sudo after each prayer is wrong, and it is with an innovation, religious innovation. About which the prophet SAW Salam said, Every innovation in religion is misguidance
cannot be the attain dolla dolla and all misguidance leads to the Hellfire akula vallotton fan now
on to the second principle of emember balls for
which is to confirm were unique and in applicable
application of the Divine Name and Hameed addresses the fact that a lot deserves all praise. And
the beings we cannot praise Allah enough, nor can we praise him too much.
On the other hand, no human being deserves all praise. And we can praise them too much. By going beyond the limits set by Allah.
We are encouraged to regularly ask Allah to grant peace and blessings to the final prophet Muhammad Allah
law has promised to do the same for us 10 times for each of our prayers, and more, as the Malik quoted the Messenger of Allah saying, Man Salalah as a Latin why that
some Allahu alayhi Asha Salawat
whoever sends a Salah upon me makes a prayer, asking the Lord to bless me once Allah will send
to him, and we'll erase 10 sins from him, and we'll raise him 10 degrees in status. This is authentic narration.
It's found in sunon and Si, and it's graded as fire.
it is worth implementing regularly.
Praying for the prophesize alum. asking Allah to bless him is the least we can do for the sacrifices he made to carry the message of Islam to us.
Consequently, doing so is enshrined in our daily prayers, where we ask Allah to bless Prophet Muhammad wa sallam and his family, as he blessed Prophet Abraham and his family.
We say this towards the end of each prayer. However, there is a danger whereby the forces of evil, the minions of Satan, have led many into shidduch under the banner of showing and expressing our love for Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu.
Excessive praise of the Prophet This is the channel, Satan inspired excessive praise of Prophet Jesus.
Which led Christians to
the ification of Prophet Jesus
Subhana Allah, may Allah protect us, all from falling from grace. Satan also succeeded in doing the same to a sect of the Jews in Yemen.
Regarding prophet Hosea,
that is Ezra,
some say it's another prophet, wherein they ended up calling him a son of God, even in the time before Christ.
Allah justice reality in the Quran, as a warning to human guy for quality or hoodoo, or is there a law of quality not nesara ultimacy law that you said was there is the Son of God. And the Christian said, the Messiah is the Son of God.
Of course, many Jews say that
will say that, you know, we never said that. This is something made up, you know. However,
some modern historians have favored the theory that a Jewish sect in Arabia venerated Ezra, to the extent of defying.
historical records, that in fact, it did exist, though most Jews Never heard of it.
Consequently, the prophet SAW Salam gave a stern warning to his followers to avoid the spiritual pitfall of Satan saying lot Rooney comma at Rotten nesara at sub Nima Maria, do not praise me excessively as the Christians did to Jesus, the son of Mary,
a sub named Maria
the process of deification was a gradual process among Christians.
It wasn't that this Jesus was lifted up, as we believed they believed he died on the cross.
And immediately after that, they started taking him to be God. No.
It took more than 300 years
for the final nail to be put in the coffin
at the completion
council called the Council
of the Christian era,
they're the church.
Fathers, the bishops, after an ecumenical debate, concluded that Jesus was completely and fully God.
And the counselor confessed that this total man, that he was totally man also.
And this total God was one.
And they established the quality of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit in what they called the Holy Trinity.
They also banished the arion leaders from Alexandria,
and other churches across the realm. They banned their churches for heresy areas, who had stood up and he was the leader of those Unitarians who maintain the oneness of God, that Jesus was a prophet of God.
They were finished.
At that point in history, up until then, they dominate all of what could be called the original areas of Christianity.
And it's it is the those who believed in these concepts of Jesus being God or partly God and partly man and all this stuff. This came out of
entering into Greece and entering into Rome, where they already had God men
who they worshiped in ancient Greece and in ancient Rome.
So it was at that council there in nicea and nicea currently,
is called iznik. And it's in Turkey. Right? That's the location of Nicea.
There, they had an ecumenical debate, the bishops from different parts of the so called Holy Roman Empire,
instructions of Constantinople of Constantine sorry, Constantine, the second,
who had just converted
to Christianity. Before that he was a pagan Roman,
converted to Christianity, he saw this confusion that was there. So he called this council to come together,
that they would now democratically throughout a vote, decide whether Jesus was God, or he was not imagine that
was dominated by that. Council, the Ecumenical Council was dominated by
bishops from Greece and Rome.
They had more
the debate went their way.
So with their vote,
it was decided that Jesus was God.
I was a black
people voted on whether a man is God or not.
Because the majority
in that particular gathering
voted in favor of him being God. He became God for
billions in the lie, we're in nightly Roger.
So problem homicide Sallam warned against turning his grave or the graves of others into places of worship.
Because worshipping at the graves was a doorway
people's status to that of God.
They must have earned. He reported that the process element said, the most evil of humankind
who will be alive when the last day arrives, and those who take graves as places of worship.
Jindo even Abdullah
reported that five days before the prophet SAW someone's death
You heard him say
those before you took the graves of their profits as places of worship. Do not take graves as places of worship. For verily I forbid you to do so.
This is the final instructions of the prophet SAW Selim before he left this world.
around the Muslim world, we have places
of worship mosques masjids, in which there are graves.
However, Prophet Muhammad SAW salam, as a practical means of setting up barriers against wave worship. prayer was totally forbidden in graves, regardless of the intention, prayer Salah.
Do our making supplication. Yes,
but Salah forbidden totally outside and Audrey quoted the prophet SAW Solomon saying all the earth is a Masjid,
places of worship, except graveyards and toilets,
except graveyards and toilets.
It was also prohibited indirectly.
Even Omar also go to the process Allah saying, pray in your houses do not make them graveyards.
Why? Because you don't pray in the graveyards. So if you don't pray in your house, then it becomes like a graveyard in which prayer is not done.
Voluntary prayers before and after compulsory prayers were highly recommended to be done in the home. As an example for the family, although praying to ally in a graveyard, is not in and of itself shirk. The ignorant under Satan's influence may assume that prayers done in graveyards are to the dead and not for the dead. Consequently, this possible avenue to idolatry was decisively blocked.
A second barrier was placed by the prophets as well as prohibition of purposely praying in the direction of grace.
Because such an act maybe later understood by the ignorant as prayer directed to the dead themselves, abou modified Alanna, we related that the process and and said do not pray towards graves, nor sit on them.
The recitation of Quran is the third point.
recitation of Quran and graveyards is also not allowed. as needed. The prophet SAW Selim noise companions were known to do so.
And the problems are solved and Suna is what he did and what he didn't do
which have legal implications Sharia implications. So is he has a sooner fairly
and the sooner turkey
so now that he did things that he particularly did, and things that he particularly didn't do, so we have to follow both aspects of the Sunnah.
When the prophet SAW silence, I wife Aisha, asked him what to say when visiting graveyards. He told her to give Salaam greetings of peace and supplication for those buried, but he did not tell her to recite Al Fatiha that's foreign or any other chapter from the
Nabu era further report to the processor and said do not make your houses graveyards For verily, Satan flees from the house.
In which Surah Al Baqarah is read
this narration and others like it clearly indicated the Quran should not be read in graveyards.
A fourth method, the prophet SAW Selim forbid the white washing of grapes, the building of structures over them, writing on them or raising them above ground level.
He also thought that any such structures should be torn down and the graves should be made level with the ground. It may be taller, he reported that the prophets Allah ordered him to demolish all idols he came across and to level all graves more than a palms with above the ground, palms with
the grave will
when the earth is put back in the grave
that shows up as a rise in the grave it's not flat the ground eventually it will become flat with the graph, brain falls on it etc sinks but initially, it may sit
as much as a palms with above the ground after that
it should be leveled. The fifth principle which surprised us I love taught
that building of masjids over graves was passed on forbidden promises Adams WiFi she reported that when he was dying, he drew his striped cloak over his face, saying may Alok curse beyond the Jews and the Christians for taking the graves of their profits as places of worship.
The sixth step which he promised us Allah took in order to prevent great version, the browser seller also forbade annual or seasonal gatherings at his own grave. Abu huraira reported that he said, Do not make my grave and IID a place of celebration. Now make your houses graveyards and ask a lot of lessons for me wherever you may be, for they will reach me.
principle that you'll be looking at
is that of setting out on journeys to visit grapes, prophets are seldom forbade it.
This practice forms the basis of idolatrous pilgrimages in other religions, as well as among ignorant Muslims. Agha Herrera and Ambleside and fidelity both narrated from a laws messenger that he said do not take religious journeys except to to
accept two three masters religious journeys, meaning you're setting out on a journey which is like a pilgrimage. It says the outer journey specifically to a mosque
for religious purposes to go and pray there specifically, he said, don't do that, except for three months. Mustard haraam, the Kaaba stair, master the gnabry
masjid of the prophet SAW salah and mastered an officer.
And he gave value in terms of those prayers done there. These prophetic instructions conveyed in authentic Hades have been forgotten in most lands where graveyards have become filled with a variety of structures built over graves, in imitation of other nations. In some lands like Egypt. Some graveyards resemble towns, with well defined streets, the tombs
to house the dead resemble houses, so much so that in some places in the graveyard for families have broken into them and set up permanent residence in them. Water has been piped in and even second floors have been built.
Based on this haddish and others like it, not only should such tombs be demolished, but also Muslims like Taj Mahal, in India,
the mausoleum erected over the grave of the
Founder of Pakistan, Mohammed Ali Jinnah, in Karachi, Pakistan, the tomb of the claimed Mati in the Sudan
and the masjid and Tomb of Saint and by the way, in Egypt,
etc, such as step will also cancel the role of the southerner, the custodians of the shrines, who live off the generous donations of visitors who believe that generosity to the custodians will facilitate their prayers to the saints, and guaranteed results.
That's the grapes and graveyards, because much of worship, whether it is amongst confucians, confusion, mystic worship,
or among Buddhists, Buddhists and others, tombs are all involved.
tombs, in Hinduism, tombs in Christianity, all
mixed up with their worship, playing a big part in the worship.
That's the physical aspects, but also in terms of prayer to other than Allah,
because that is the actual act of worship, the products I sell them for bed, prayer to himself, or to any other human being, regardless of how sinless they are made out to be called, they call it that people call them infallible, infallible incapable of making any mistake, or how special they were created. Some they claim are created from the light of Allah.
Norman bin Bashir quoted him as simply saying,
in a DA when a bad indeed supplication is worshipped.
Then he recited from Surah Rafi verse 60
following up boom with Ernie, as the job
and your Lord said, invoke me and I will respond to you.
The Quranic quotation from Surah raffia was to emphasize
that all prayers should be directed only to Allah.
We can pray for anyone,
but we can only pray to a law.
This is the danger of masjids having Yala Dr. Mohammed on shields on either side of the mayhaps the prayer niche in the mosque, there are many they will have like shields, with painted green, with silver or gold writing, saying yalong one Yama hamadani other equally
the same height
or they may be put in different locations in the master.
This dangerously equates a law with the profits are set up
as equal recipients of our prayers as the railways do in Pakistan.
Due to the excessive elevation and praise of the Imams, and the 14 infallible, is not surprising to find the likes of the enlightened Iranian Revolutionary sociologist Alice Shariati died in 1977
writing a prayer directed to Zainab bint Ali, the daughter of 14 at the end of his book, martyrdom, Arise and bear witness. He writes there, and you owe Xena, daughter of Ali, you who have at least tongue speak with your community or woman whose courage has taught courage to your people. mention your name in the hearts and souls of the women of our nation. We desperately need you to put the fire of love and pain in their souls. Help them to revolt against their old and new
Foolish ways, from the slavery of corrupted traditions and then within invitations, which are foul from being tools of the old stricted traditions, and new amusements. Sister, tell us what we should do.
And they are unable to see the obvious worship involved.
Unlike Catholics, and marry, whom they ignorantly call the Mother of God, in their Hail Mary prayers, in which they'll say, Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now, and at the hour of our death.
This is worshiping other than the law. They even gave a name to it mariology you can look it up on Google.
There was a whole
period of time where the worship of Mary was religion
onto the third principle, which
is about all thought
in order to implement the
Divine Names practically in our lives.
Number three was to have hope, where there is a promise and the divine Laemmle Hamid is filled with hope and promise due to the obvious multitude
of divine benefits that Allah Hamid has openly promised to those who find and praise Him
in Chicago to LA z, then
if you are grateful, I will surely increase your blessings swear Abraham verse seven.
Furthermore, the prophet SAW alum reiterated a last word saying
any servant who is blessed by law and says Alhamdulillah will be given better than what he has received.
The prophet SAW some elevated this Quranic phrase of praise and thanks to the level of being the best possible
supplication Jabir ibn Abdullah quoted the process elements saying, the best supplication is Alhamdulillah.
All praise is due to Allah. Another narration, which I call the wind wind heavy process, Allah mentioned the fact that being thankful is the best way to be when good default us
in Azhar, but who serraj Shakira, for Ghana, Hayden law. If good times come to him, he is thankful and it was good for him. The true believers don't become so overwhelmed with happiness, that they lose sight of where it came from. In fact, remembering to find a lot during times of success is far more difficult than being patient in times of difficulty. Now, I am wrote extensively on this topic.
Moving on to the fourth and the last principle of living,
to have fear where there is a warning.
The Divine Name al Hamid contains no warnings at all. That is obvious.
Instead, the warnings are found directly in the many warnings throughout the Quran regarding the severity of Allah's punishment for those who reject Him,
those who rebel against him and openly flout His laws, which have been revealed for the benefit of humankind.
Those who both fully deny God's existence and attribute whatever goods they have gathered in this world, to their own efforts are warned about the severity of his punishments throughout the crop.
Well, I am referring to in other Bobby lashley but if
You deny my favorites. Indeed, my punishment will be severe. Divine, denying a lot of favors includes denying his existence as atheists and theists do or as theists do, who disobey God's revealed laws as a result of making their own democratic whims and desires, their own God, who legislates for them and whom they worship besides or along with a law.
A law noted in the Quran, Allah eita many other a law how our
hobby not seen the one who takes his desires as God.
And this way, even money can become one's God, as the prophet SAW Solomon said, to eisah up the dinar, what they are
the worshipper of the dinar, and the theorem will always be miserable.
accumulating and enjoying the materials of this world will not bring lasting happiness. It will provide temporary happiness, but like drugs, it when it wears off, the emptiness of one's life will be back to haunt us. Which is why so many people at the height of their careers, having gathered millions and billions end up committing suicide, to the great amazement of all their fans and admirers.
Truly accepting ally in our lives. And worshiping Him requires us to be fundamentally grateful to him in times of success, and patient with him in our times of difficulty. And trials, as the promise of Solomon said,
believe the believers affair is a wonderful thing. All of his or her affair is good. And that is not the case for anyone, but a believer in the good times come to him or
they are thankful. And thus it was good for them. And if bad times come to him or her they are patient, and thus it was good for them.
If we're not thankful to Allah, for the good in our lives, we will not be able to be patient when bad times strike.
For what will we have to fall back on for comfort? Instead, we will blame others and take out our frustrations on them or blame ourselves and question why we didn't do this or that in frustration or blame bad luck and commit suicide.
January 6 2009 11 years ago,
or 12, a German billionaire industrialists plagued by financial mayhem and struggling to rescue his business empire killed himself.
Adults or Adolf Merkel same name as the current
president of Germany,
a 74 year old
who was Germany's fifth Richest Man
and the world's 98th richest
died on railway tracks some 300 meters from his family Villa after being struck by a train on Monday night.
Monday night of January 6.
desperate situation of his companies caused him financial crisis and uncertainty of the last few weeks along with his powerlessness to act. This broke the passionate family entrepreneur, and he ended his life.
This was a statement made by
family business. Merkel's company's employed 100,000 over 100,000 people across Europe
had been in the headlines frequently over the past weeks after having made wrong way bets
shares in Volkswagen. His family lost hundreds of millions of euros,
including 400 million euros on Volkswagen shares alone
is not known how much of his personal fortune, which was estimated as 12 point 8 million
Think about he lost hundreds of millions.
And his worth was 12 point 8 million.
If he lost the whole billion, he still had 11 billion left.
So I'm alone
the good the wealth which he had been given, all he could see was the loss.
This is the problem. When people are not grateful for the good.
When the bad comes, they can only see the bad.
I was 12 years ago, on January 15 2021.
This year, Donald tober, a wealthy billionaire at nine years old, artificial sweetener magnate who made sweet and low a household name. He committed suicide by jumping from his $10 million Park Avenue apartment.
Uber was CEO and co owner of the New York based 1400 employees sugar foods left. He left to his death just after 5am on Friday, was found in the courtyard of the luxury Upper East Side building between sixth, fifth and 66th streets. The sources said
can't see the wood. So it's all bad.
But if that isn't close enough, on the 28th of April and 2021 this is only a few months ago in New York City investor, jump billionaire investor jumped to his death from a skyscraper near Trump Tower. In an apparent suicide just days after his assets firm once worth $20 billion was liquidated. The firm's assets had
those died down to 3 billion shortly before it was abruptly shut down last month.
Look at that.
It went from 20 billion to 3 billion.
The last 17 billion the worst went
when this company was liquidated.
Still $3 million.
There was still a billionaire.
What? You want to kill yourself because you lost 17 billion, I only have 3 billion left. So behind Allah.
Charles Dave law was 59 years old.
I allegedly took his own life on Monday after leaping from the 10th floor of the International value advisors office in midtown Manhattan, where he worked as chairman and chief investment officer.
In early law he was in LA he Roger
these are the trials.
Our fear of a loss displeasure
and its severe consequences should motivate us to be both grateful to Allah in all the various ways that we can show our gratitude and to be patient with Allah and the countless ways we can show our patients.
The only answer
that as long as people are
can show thanks, can't express thanks to God.
When they are successful,
they will not be able to deal with
the times which must come
when they are failures.
Because that's the way life is. That's how Allah created us.
With the ups and the downs,
la causa Latin American Santa Fe Cabot de la said He created us in struggle, strife, ups and downs of life.
So we have to be able to be conscious of a law
when we're up and conscious of a law when we're down
conscious of a law and we we give thanks to Allah conscious of Allah when we're down we're patient
because anyway, should say thanks anyway.
you say Alhamdulillah Allah
whatever the condition well
when we're failure, same Thank you Allah is not easy. And Islam does not ask us to do if you want to do it.
You can slam doesn't prevent you from saying that. But I these only words
are they real?
So you enter into another door, you're making the statement hamdulillah
but inside yourself, you are devastated.
what's required patience. That's what the process of
the patient with the trial
and it will be good for you.
we'll be closing our session
calling on Allah using the name
we know and affirm that all praise and thanks belong to you alone.
make us of those who praise you as you deserve to be praised.
Guide us in praising you often. And sincerely.
makers of those who are praised and admired for our good character and our good deeds.
reward us for sincerely seeking your knowledge and conveying it to others in your praise.
So I want Aiko Rama to lie about a cat
will now shift
of our session, which is what all of you are waiting for.
Many of you are waiting for
And we'll begin the session.
With yesterday's postponed questions.
jubilation asks, What's the best English tafsir of the Quran?
Well, the classical tafsir
from the 14th century,
is known as even kefir
and it is the best
what's available in English.
Besides it is the tafsir of sadi that has been completed and is available.
These are the best to tafsir is available in English.
Second question from yesterday.
Will people who are punished in their graves be punished on the day of judgment? Yes.
I mean, Neeraj, our question is from Amina, I mean, Neeraj. Can I console myself about certain privacy things in this world by saying that agenda, those privacy things will be allowed
will be fulfilled
or replaced by better things? Yes. That's perfectly okay to do that.
That's why I like to describe some of the things in paradise using descriptions from things of this world that people love.
He asks, Can you please explain the meaning of semi aolong lemon hamidah cabana, local ham.
semia he hears a law who that is a law here it's lemon Lehman to the one hamidah who praises him. So a lot here is the one who praises him. Whoever praises a lot anywhere at anytime, a lot hears
robina Our Lord lachelle Hamed, All praise is due to belongs to
Helene, is the Hadith that the latter part of this oma is better than the former. Correct?
Well, I don't know. If it says that, I'd need to see the heartbeat itself. But the idea that the larger part of the oma
couldn't be better than the former.
It's difficult to comprehend.
Because the former part of the oma is the best of generations, the prophet SAW salami already said
title Nazi army,
the best of people are my generation. So Medina, Luna home, then those who follow them, somebody you know, then those who follow them. That is the
former part of the oma.
So, after the prophets, I seldom said that, I don't know how
another Hadith can come saying the opposite.
Anyway, I would need to see the Hadith.
For us to assess it, check its authenticity. And then look to see what the scholars have said. Even today.
He did a work on apparently contradictory had these
very classical work of hamdulillah in the international Open University, we have translated this
and we should be publishing it in sha Allah before the end of this year. A great benefit for the oma
because this book is, you know, like this person you just asked, you will go in there they've, you know, listed titling, etc, you can easily find those apparently contradictory. Of course, sometimes they chant the translation brings out contradictions that are not actually there. But other times, it may just be that one, Hadith is general and one is more specific. So they appear to contradict because of that, or other factors, which
give or make the reader think, or the listener think that there is a contradiction between the two.
Moving on to our new questions now. superpacs nine. What about
Hamid or al Hamad? I don't know which one, and I'll hump. Why wasn't this included with this name? Or do they need their own lesson?
well these two are not included amongst the names of Allah.
Because we have a principle by which we extract the names,
those which Allah himself has used, or the Prophet Muhammad Salah have used. These are the ones, which we include in the names of Allah.
There may be other names that have similar meanings.
But Allah didn't use them to describe himself. And the prophet SAW Selim didn't use them to describe a lot.
So we do not include those in spite of the closeness and meaning. We do not include those among the Beautiful Names of Allah.
when going to sleep? Do we use a cloth to remove dirt from our bed? Is this practice of the prophet SAW someone? Or is it an innovation? No, it was known as the processor. I'm used to brushes better off
before going to sleep well, you know, you're living in the desert
where a lot of insects and scorpions and all kinds of stuff is
so guess what? You haven't gone to your bed you know you've left your bed all day or up all day you're going to go to bed at night, then it's wise to lift up your you know your bedding and stream that area of your bed.
So it was his practice? He didn't say do this. Again. We have Suna
which the province is Island Did you call so Natasha a year where a legal
rule is being set
do not sleep on your stock.
The prophet SAW Selim used to wipe his bed
do not sit by your stomach, this is an instruction
we can say this is just custom.
Because he's not going to instruct people to do what is customary
structure, linguistic structure.
So the scholars have
you know, they
identify the muscle and fit the way by which we can determine whether an instruction is meant to be obligatory or prohibiting or encouraging or discouraging, you know, because there are different shades of meanings.
So this particular practice of the process,
he gave no instructions regarding like, his practice before going to bed at night used to read or recite, you know the last three pools
in his hands and then wipe it over his whole body.
And I used to wipe it on him when he was in his last
days on earth. And he didn't have the strength to sit up and do it himself. He used to do it.
So we see that this was a regular practice of his which was connected to the dean because we were reciting
So that's something that's recommended. Not gonna say this is an obligation, but it's recommended before going to sleep at night. Why build a bed? As I said, there's obvious reasons why wiping the bed
is wise. If you live in an area where insects and other things can climb into your bed, then best that you iPad before going to bed.
Is your natural is asking if you start praying to rock art of natural after for Salah
just to ask extra glass and to ask a lot of children marriage, is it muda
and if you stop after something, is it sinful
if you are doing something which was not obligatory and you stopped doing it, it can't be sinful
because it was not obligatory in the first place
to do it
It was not specifically instructed,
but it's permissible.
So you can do it
and you can stop doing it. And there is no issue involved.
us. What about janaza, Salah, prayed in a designated area at the graveyard before the burial.
But it's not
is done. As you said in a designated area set aside for that purpose. In the overall graveyard, this is permissible. And that's why it's not to July doesn't have any sujood.
Because you praise put the body in the front. And you know people if they saw you making sure you to the body, then they may come to think you're worshiping the person.
So there's no people wonder why why isn't there suju report in certain journals. This is why
women allowed Dean TV asks, Are women allowed to go to the graveyard?
Yes, they are allowed.
The authentic narrations that I shared, the other women used to go.
And they were not prevented from going. But the prophets of Salaam had prevented was people who would do so frequently women because of the softness of their nature.
The emotionally emotionality that's their frequent going, could be
extremely painful, distressful and create havoc in the family. So they're not prevented from going but prevented from going like every other day,
once a month. So
I'm not saying it's specifically once a month, it could be once a week. But you know, whatever is moderate
and avoid extremes.
Rashid abdulrasheed asked
question concerning after fudger I'm exhausted and I lay back down. And once I get up, and I do my car and read my Sutras, it still be accepted.
Yes, why not?
Ah, but if you're looking at it in terms of staying in the same place, you know, and
continuing to either make two hour whatever, until sunrise, the grace of Solomon talked about the great reward for that. Staying on till sunrise, and then pray
obviously that sequence you didn't fulfilled so you won't get that reward but you will get reward for remembering Allah and reward from reading Quran. It's still acceptable to Allah.
easy and natural as are you supposed to look after family graveyards, as most families do in some cultures, they make sure that there is no extra grass and graves are not sunk down, etc.
You can look after family groups. Why not? It's permissible. Also, some didn't permit it. But if you're gonna go and do any of the things that he forbade, then of course then it's not allowed.
You know, as long as you're going there to make dua for them, you want to keep the area because the wind is blowing, garbage, maybe blowing and end up on top of the grave of whatever you can remove that cleaning up grass grows. You're an area with a lot of you know, tropical or semi tropical area where a lot of grass will grow and it will, you know, you can't even see the grave anymore.
You're allowed to remove the graph. Let the grave be visible. More
What's the correct way of doing tawassul? can one do tawassul?
Well, I don't know about that,
you know, tawassul
it's accepted and known, where one asks Allah,
on the basis of some deeds you did, by the people were in the gave.
And a boulder
covered the entrance of the cave. And each one of them made dua to Allah
to release them from that cave, based on some righteous act that they did purely for the sake of Allah. This is the tawassul that we know.
But the one soul where we're asking the prophets
to intercede on our behalf with Allah. This is not acceptable. That's all.
Muslim Avenger. What is the biggest proof of God?
The biggest proof is our existence.
The fact that we exist
is proof that God exists.
Because you and I
could not create ourselves.
No matter how far back we go.
So there were no more people there on the animals and fish in the sea or whatever on the earth.
We know those animals and fish can create.
And before the fish and the animals, the world the earth
didn't create itself
does not live ability to.
And no matter how far back you go.
to created things. Even on the subatomic level. You go down to the quarks
the other subatomic particles.
And they don't create themselves. They cannot create themselves.
bits and pieces of matter.
So our existence is the greatest proof of God's existence for us.
Shawn Mohammed from Trinidad asks, What is the difference between Bismillah and Bismillah R Rahman Rahim.
How are they applied?
Well, in terms of the application we did that, in the early sessions, maybe session two or three or something like this
session three or four
third session, which was a lot
so it's four or five
you can go back to YouTube and go look for session four or five you will find
rock man and rocky
these names are dealt with
the difference between Bismillah
Bismillah R Rahman Rahim I mean obviously Bismillah lies just In the name of Allah.
Said the name of Allah you're gonna go do something Bismillah wonder
if you want to say Bismillah Heiner Haman then do it. It's okay to
know Bismillah is the short form
short but it is not the short for Bismillah R Rahman Rahim
is just a shorter way of mentioning a last name, which may be done before doing things, reminding ourselves
when we go on internet, we turn on our computer, we say Bismillah. Now if you turn on that computer and you are planning to go
to one of the forbidden sites, and you're going to be shy to say Bismillah. Okay, any site you're shy to say Bismillah going to, and those are the sites you need to avoid.
Is your natural again. How can you do since the sugar in a confined place, like a kitchen? Or outside and apart? Can you delay it? Or can you bend your head and say that's piano don't bend your head, it's because b does not
do it when you can. You can do it at the time you do it later.
If you're outside in the park, you can do it as an open area. Allah made the earth the land for us as a place of worship.
Also, the earth from it can be used to purify ourselves if you don't have access to water.
So a confined place like a kitchen. I don't know what that meant.
The kitchen you obviously have to have place to walk around. So when any of the line places you need to walk, you can just go down make use and you can just keep it short. But some good thing just happened. You know you're working in a restaurant. person came they ate, they liked your food and so on. So they gave you a big tip. Huge tip. Oh, yeah, I can understand that. Maybe shy to drop down there. The guy might think that you're trying to worship him. Okay. So you go back in the kitchen of the restaurant, and you make your suit back there. No problem.
Vertical AFRICOM that was the last of our questions. We didn't have any questions from our students
out of Instagram.
But inshallah, in our next session,
which we hope to be tomorrow,
we will be having some questions from that.
So, the clothes now subhanak Allah, hamburger shadow, and stop fuuka on a to
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