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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakatu.
our session session 62.
Focused on the name the 85th name Alladhi.
And as is our normal custom
I will greet some of our students, attendees, visitors, etc. Before actually going into the session
so Bismillah First, I'd like to greet sister Rasheeda. Abdul Rashid
will give us our greetings to myself and the family and all the brothers and sisters from Virginia,
sends our greetings also
from Melbourne, Australia, and expresses that she's missing the live sessions.
Inshallah we'll try to
get them more often.
So that we can finish in early Ramadan. At the rate that we're going.
Morgan Dwight gives his
greetings from Indonesia
Baraka, Allah, pecan,
greetings to all the others. sha Allah will now move on to our main session
hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala Rasulillah Hill Kareem
for Allah Allah He was Hobie Omen Astana disunity he laomi Dean,
this is session 62 A
al Hadi the guide, name number 85. In our series on the 99 names of Allah,
which we have been titled in the names of Allah
and this represents part one
in terms of the Quranic location, the divine name Al Hadi is mentioned in two places in the Quran.
They are well in Allaha la had the levena Avenue in Surat him Mr. Payne.
Allah surely guides the believers to the straight path, that Surah Al Hajj verse 54.
And the second
mentioned is look a fiber up Becca Hadrian, wanna see your ah,
but your Lord is sufficient as a guide and to help her Surah Al Furqan verse 31,
in terms of the meaning, Al Hadi comes from the trilateral route, ha doll and yeah, hi, dune are houden are the verbal nouns. It has two main meanings, the first of which is to guide
Right or to lead the right way.
The second meaning is to show with kindness the proper way
and to guide in the right path until reaching the goal.
This route appears some 316 times in the Quran in 12 derived forms.
Examples of these forms are alHuda.
The guidance yeah D He or it guides.
He Daya 10 or Hadiya 10. A gift
Alhaji the sacrificial animal
I looked at in the guided ones.
High D is the present perfect participle in the standard fine
for present participles
relative to Allah. A high D means that he is the only true guide
by whom his creation and its creatures are guided.
Allah, Al Hadi created physical signs in the universe to guide us, such as the stars, the sun and the moon, as well as the spiritual guidance of our hearts to the truth.
Allah has also created physical guidance through the senses. And we use
these senses to detect harm.
And he created instincts in the minds of his creatures, which guide them throughout their lives.
In terms of application of this name, Al Hadi.
According to him in McCall's four principles, principle number one is to adopt where applicable,
the divine name Ahadi, the guide may be adopted and applied in two basic ways.
The first is to recognize the importance of Allah's guidance, and to appreciate it by thanking and praising him for it.
The second is to become guides ourselves to those around us
in as many ways as possible. As the law guides, we strive to be among the guides. In order to achieve that we should know and adopt all the required characteristics, which are necessary for being effective guides or callers to guidance.
The first way, as we said, is to recognize the importance of Allah's guidance.
This way requires us to know and to appreciate the great role that Allah's guidance plays in human life, and to thank and praise Him for it. If you were to deeply reflect on this divine name, Ahadi and contemplate its implications, our extreme need for guidance, and the necessity of our Lord's role would become crystal clear to us, in all our situations, and all of our religious and worldly affairs
is important in guiding us to what is best in our affairs and protect us from deviation and going astray is evident,
given to me and noted that our laws servants, in all the situations of their lives, are in great need of divine guidance, especially for the evil things which come to them, in the absence of guidance, in which they are most in need of repentance for
There are also issues to which they may be or may have been originally guided. But they lacked guidance in its fine details or they may have been guided from one aspect and not another.
There are also circumstances where they are in need of additional guidance in order to increase their overall level of guidance.
Not to mention future affairs in which they
are totally in need of guidance similar to what they received in the past.
There are also affairs in which they have no knowledge or understanding at all for which they have a need for major guidance.
There are also a number of things which they are about to do
and which they need to do in a guided way, as well as so many other countless issues in which guidance is constantly needed.
For all of that, Allah made it obligatory on us to request for his guidance, while in the best possible spiritual state, the state of Salah.
And in our prayers, we mentioned seeking His guidance,
17 times in each and every day or night, if we just count the obligatory prayers alone, if we include our supererogatory prayers are voluntary prayers it
It did not sit often Mr. King, guide us to the straight path to Al Fatiha verse six.
In tafsir Assadi
the office said that this invocation meant show us and help us to follow the straight path which is the clear path which leads to Allah and to his paradise, which in turn means knowing the truth and acting on it.
It is a prayer for guidance to the straight path and guidance when following the path. guidance to the straight path means adhering to the religion of Islam and forsaking all other religions. guidance when following the path includes guidance concerning all the details of religious knowledge and righteous actions.
This supplication a dinner Serrata Mr. Kane is one of the most concise and comprehensive
at the same time beneficial supplications. Hence, it is obligatory to call upon Allah with it in every unit of prayer, because we're totally in need of that.
Even Kathir. On the other hand, one of the major commentators of the Quran, he noted that if someone asks, Why does the believer ask Allah for guidance during every prayer, and at other times when he is already properly guided? That's why he's a believer
hasn't already acquired guidance.
The answer to this question is that if we weren't, or if it weren't for the fact that the believer needs to keep asking for guidance every day and every night, Allah would not have directed him to do so.
The believer needs Allah, the Exalted every hour of every day of his or her life, to help them remain on the path of guidance, and to make them even more firm and persistent on it. The believing servant does not have power to benefit or harm himself, except by Allah's permission.
Therefore, Allah directed the believer to constantly call on Him for help in his worldly matters, for firmness of faith, and ultimate success in this life and the next.
Indeed, the truly happy person is the one whom Allah guides to regularly implore Him. This is especially the case if a person urgently needs Allah's help in the day or the night.
Note that Allah said you already know Amanu amino Billa he was slowly while kita bill and the NAZA Allah Allah Rasool a while Kitabi, Levy and Xlm in public.
All believers believe in Allah and His messenger and the book which he has revealed to His messenger and the scripture which he revealed to those before him.
is a Surah Nisa, verse 136. In this verse, Allah commands
to the believers to believe.
However, this command is not redundant, as what is intended here for them is to have firmness of faith and continuity in performing the deeds that help one to remain on the straight path of Islam.
Also, Allah commanded his believing servants to proclaim Robin Allah to the Lumina. By the inner Daytona. Well habla Milla dune Karasuma in the cantle Wahab,
Our Lord, do not allow our hearts to deviate from the truth, after you have guided us by the inner data, and grant us your mercy, truly, you are the store of mercy. So Ali Imran verse eight.
So praying for guidance, could also be for protection from becoming misguided after having already been guided.
So simply because one is found the right path doesn't mean we stop praying for guidance, Allah spends the rest of the first chapter of the Quran after hitting a certain step in describing the characteristics of those who follow the straight path. There are those blessed by Allah, namely the prophets, the truthful martyrs, the righteous, not the path of those who have incurred Allah's displeasure among those who came to know the truth, but drifted away from it, such as the Jews and others like them, and not the path of those
who drifted from the truth because of ignorance and misguidance. Like the Christians, and others like them.
In terms of understanding guidance,
what scholars have done is the I've divided it into different categories
into four basic categories.
And the first of those categories is a hedaya, Allama, or general guidance.
And these four categories basically describe and give us a deeper understanding of how the divine guidance of Allah operates through his creatures or through His creation.
So the first type is available for the whole of creation, including plants, minerals, animals, etc.
All are guided by Allah, Allah and Heidi in the manner which is best suited for them.
Examples can easily be seen in the bees, and the ant colonies. How all members work together doing specific jobs under their queens.
A tiny ant leaves its home, seeking its provision, regardless of how long the route may be. If the tiny has and finds it, find some provision, it will relentlessly carry that provision back on a twisting turning paths with ups and downs etc. As well as obstacles until it reaches its home and stores it.
It can also be seen in the migrating birds or in the suckling of the newborns from various species and in the working of the senses and all living beings. Allah address this faxing, Farmer of Buena. I let the outdoor cooler shake Hulka some MHADA.
He said, Our Lord is He who gave everything its form and then guided it. surah Taha, verse 50
Allah also noted that he created all living creatures within communities of varying complexity and diversity similar to human beings.
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I have left nothing out of the record. Then they will
All be gathered to their Lord through Al Anon verse 38.
The second form of hedaya or guidance is the guidance of the jinn and it's Daya to Jin when its guidance of humans and the jinn.
This type of guidance specifically refers to Allah's general divine guidance and clarification given to the jinn and humankind, delineating for them, the piles of good and evil, through the prophets, and messengers were sent to them by Allah.
So our Assura verse 52,
Allah says there, consequently I've sent to you all prophet, a revelation, by my command, you did not know of this book and the faith before, but I have made it a light by which I guide whoever My servants that I wish, and you are truly guiding all to the straight path in Nicoletta de la serata must attain.
This form of guidance is also a laws evidence against these creatures. With all that's the creatures with free will, the Djinn and human beings
all went astray.
Who may claim that we didn't receive information guidance, not knowledge, etc. This is the proof no one will be punished until clear, irrefutable evidence is established against them. This is the laws justice. Well, I elmora bukata And your Lord will not oppress anyone.
In surah, Zuma versus 56 and seven, Allah says there
so that no soul should say, it is a great loss for me to have inadvertently neglected my duty towards the law, and to have been among those who mark the faith.
So that no soul should also not say, if only Allah had guided me, I would have been among the God fearing
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It's not my fault. If Allah guided me I would have been among the God fearing
the evidence the guidance has been given, the evidence is there, they have all received it in one way, form or another.
The third form of hedaya is called hidayah by tofield.
That's divine facilitation, and Ill ham or inspiration. This type refers to Allah's opening hearts to accept the truth and be pleased with it. An example is when you are guided to a hardship and you display strong trust and belief in Al Hadi.
With the messengers and the Quran, Allah guides whoever seeks to please Him to the powers of peace and safety. By His will He brings them out of darkness into light and guides them to the straight path. Yeah, the law who Manitoba outed wanna Subala Salam Are you afraid your home minute Zulu Mattila Nora? Be evening? Yeah de him Illa sir optimal stopping in where the him in US raw Tim will stop him so are my diverse 16
Also we can see the similar concept in Surah tabon verse 11. Ma a saw by me musi button Illa be vanilla.
No disaster strikes except by the permission of Allah.
Well, my youth meme Billahi Yeah, the founder and whoever believes in Allah.
Allah will guide his heart.
While long will be cliche in the Hallein and Allah knows everything.
This form of guide
guidance includes those rare incidents, wherein you somehow end up at the right place without intending it, hearing something that you needed to hear, or meeting someone just at the right moment, all of such coincidences as we call them, form a part and parcel of facilitating guidance.
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which is ultimately from Allah.
The fourth and last category is Hidayat Elon Jenner whatnot guidance to the hereafter
whether paradise or the hellfire.
This form of guidance means the path has been made clear represents ultimate success for the believers and ultimate loss for the disputants.
With regards to those going to Paradise, a lot purifies their hearts of rancor and quotes them in advance as giving thanks to Allah for his divine guidance saying once they're blessed to enter paradise Alhamdulillah Hillary had anally hada Omar couldn't deny third year Lola and HUD and Allah
thanks and praise is due to Allah
who guided us to this for Had Allah not guided us, we would never have found our way.
As for guidance to the hellfire.
Allah states gather all the wrongdoers and their spouses, along with the deities whom they used to serve besides the law.
firm to whom? Ella's rotten jetty and guide them that's direct them to the path of hell, sort of soft fat, verse 22, and 23.
The second way to adopt this divine name is to become guides for those around us. It has many ways as possible,
we should know and adopt all the characteristics displayed by the Prophet SAW Allah because he was the ultimate guide
of this type of guidance where human beings guide other human beings
He has displayed
what are the necessary characteristics that effective guides to Allah should have.
And he implemented them in this life as we should strive to do likewise.
When we look in terms of the characteristics of the guide, who could call the person that day,
and invite her
The individual who has accepted the calling of guiding others to Allah must possess certain characteristics to effectively convey the message.
These characteristics are mentioned in the Quran and preserved in the record of the divinely guided lifestyle of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. The first is knowledge.
The foremost quality that every guide or die should have is that of knowledge, which is itself a prerequisite for faith.
One must have sound knowledge of what one is inviting others to. If the Muslim missionary is ignorant of the religion, his message will appear very weak, fragile, and incapable of withstanding close scrutiny.
It is not just a cultural exchange, get people involved in the culture of Islam cultural Muslims.
This does not mean that the guide must know everything about Islam before guiding others. However, it does mean that we should have clear knowledge of whatever limited area of Islam that were guiding others to
allow most great and glorious instructed the Prophet SAW Salem to inform others that his call to Islam was based on knowledge. So our use of race 108 Cole had his Amelie Andrew Ilahi Allah boss
say this is my way, and I invite to Allah with certain knowledge.
Furthermore, Prophet Muhammad Salah Salem underscoring the importance of having knowledge, made the pursuit of knowledge, a religious obligation on all Muslims saying, fallible me for a notton ala kulli Muslim seeking knowledge is a religious obligation on every Muslim that's a general general requirement, to the degree that the individual is able
were not as accessible, then they're held accountable, where there's no knowledge accessible, then they're not held accountable. Of course, they should still try to seek through whatever channels may lead to some knowledge, they should still strive. Whether it's well today, we have internet we have books we have so many different ways by which people can access knowledge.
The second major characteristic
is kindness and gentleness.
It is essential that the effective guide the Heidi Be gentle in conveying the message of Islam because harshness can easily discourage people from listening to the truth. Allah addressed this issue with regards to the Prophet SAW Selim himself saying in sewer out a moron restaurant 59 lo Quinta from lon Liddell Palumbi Nam fog do mean how lick if you are harsh and hard hearted, they would have fled from around you.
Furthermore, it was as a result of Allah's mercy that the Prophet SAW Salem was gentle to those he invited to Islam. For the Mirage mighty min Allah He lintel and by the mercy of Allah, you dealt with them gently.
That's Ali Imran verse one deny
those trying to guide others should always consider the fact is the basic principle to keep in mind.
Consider the fact that Allah instructed prophets Moses and Aaron
to gently communicate the message of Islam to Pharaoh, who, at that time was claiming he was God. He was he couldn't be any further astray.
further evil in his expression. I am an Arab bucola Allah, I am your Lord on Hi Subhana Allah. But Allah told them for Kula Allahu Kolon ln en la la who yet Kuru are we Asha. So speak to him.
Our own Moses, Aaron and Moses, speak to him, both of you mildly, in order that he may reflect or fear God.
That's verse 44, of Surah Baha.
We should always remember when guiding others, that we are not better Muslims than the prophets, Moses and Aaron.
And whoever we're inviting to Islam couldn't possibly be worse than Pharaoh.
That was the ultimate. So we are not justified in being harsh when conveying our message of peace. Even if the people you know, raise their voices and act in bad manners etc. We don't join them. We don't sink to their level. The Prophet SAW Salem also prayed for Allah severe punishment for those who were harsh with those under them. While they're in charge of he said, all be hard on whoever acquires control over the affairs of my nation, and is hard on them and be kind to whoever gains control over the affairs of my nation, and is kind to them.
So gentleness in guiding others often affects the hearts of those being guided, and makes them want to listen to the message of Islam.
The messenger of allah sallallahu wasallam was reported by his wife Ayesha to upset
in the Rifka Leia Khun fishy Illa Zanna wala Yun Xiao Ming che Illa Shana
Less is in anything, it beautifies it and whenever it is withdrawn from anything, it defaces
he was also quoted by JIRA saying, Man you're from a risk, you're from a higher, whoever is deprived of gentleness is deprived of all good.
The third characteristic is that of wisdom
and sharing the message of Islam the guide must adjust himself or herself to each situation and use the most appropriate material to help others understand the message of Islam.
This is why Allah says in surah nahen verse 125 Order Oh Eliza bilayer of beaker Bill Hikmah called to the way of your LORD with Wisdom. Some scholars of tafsir explain that wisdom mentioned in this verse refers to the Quran and the Sunnah, due to the wisdom, which they both contain, as well as the guidance to righteousness and happiness.
In reference to the importance of wisdom and guiding others Schiffman buyers of Saudi Arabia was the Mufti of Saudi Arabia died in 1999, said, a part of wisdom is to clarify the meanings of Islamic concepts, and to give explanations of its principles in convincing ways.
The caller should do this in the language of the people whom he is calling.
So they can easily understand the message. The guide
should continue in this way, until the one being guided, has no doubt remaining in his or her mind, and the truth, which may have been hidden due to a lack of explanation, or persuasive clarification in his own language, in their own language, until that now becomes apparent to them.
If there is a need for religious evidences, the guide should then teach by mentioning the suitable verses.
They should teach by mentioning the suitable verses and Hadith, which are focused on encouragement and warnings. In that way, the heart of the one being invited, may then be awakened and attracted to the truth.
The fourth characteristic is that of patience. Most people who are guided to Islam do so after a relatively long faith seeking journey, and not as a result of just one encounter with a guide.
Consequently, only a few begin.
Consequently, only a very few begin their search and ended with the same person.
The first time they heard about Islam was from one person and they accepted Islam from the same person.
When declarations of faith are given, it is usually after many stops on the road, someone may start the person off, and many may help on the way and someone else helps the person finally declare his or her faith.
Therefore, the responsibility of the die
of the guide the Hadi
is to convey the message and not to put faith in people's hearts. Allah informed his messenger Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam and his followers that guidance is according to the choice of Allah alone.
Where did this show up in the Quran and the Sunnah
in the Quran Surah Al cos verse 56. Allah says in the Culatta de man, but will I can Allah yeah de Maya Sha
Shan surely you cannot guide whom you love, but Allah guides whom He wills so the task of the guide is
only to convey the message of Islam.
And we need to be very clear on this.
Otherwise, we won't last very long in the field as guides. For many doors maybe closed in our faces before the first door is open. Without patience, we quickly become frustrated and judgmental. When the doors are closed, we become quick to blame our lack of conversions on the people's hatred of Islam and Muslims.
And as more and more doors are closed, we eventually abandon the call to start.
And instead we openly declare that there is no hope for these people ever accepting Islam.
Instead, we should have contemplated Allah's definition of the guidance role saying in my Lakin Ballack, while anal hisab
your responsibility is only to convey the message
and holding of people to account is my responsibility.
Those were the words of Allah.
The fifth characteristic is that of morality. Great stress has been placed in Islam on good moral character. Prophet Muhammad wa salam summarize the essence of the Islamic message, which he taught saying in Mrs. Doolittle Tammy mama Garimella flock, surely I was only sent to complete the most noble of character traits.
And Allah also affirmed the supremacy of morality in the Quran. by praising the Prophet SAW salams character saying, We're in Nakula Allah Who Luton, Avi, surely you Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam have a magnificent character through a column verse for the province companion Edna bass.
Though he was among the young companions of the Prophet SAW Salem,
he became one of the leading thinkers scholars have tafsir And fifth, etc, etc. He explained that character here meant religion, I, Islam
by using the term character to refer to the religion of Islam, Allah stresses the importance of morality in relationship to the religion as a whole.
It was also reported that when the Prophet SAW Solomon's WiFi Aisha was asked about the process and limbs character she replied, his character was that of the Quran.
That is, his manners were according to a laws instructions in the Quran. Consequently, the development of good character depends on closely following the Quran and the teachings of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam.
In this regard a law so said in the Quran, knock out the cannula, comfy Rasulillah he was Swanton has an app. Indeed you have in the Messenger of Allah, a beautiful example of conduct. So Eliza, verse 21.
Thus, the rituals and rites of Islam cannot be separated from good manners, Imam and NO and NO us even some and
one of the companions of the Prophet SAW Salem, quoted, the Prophet SAW Salama saying Albero plus known colop righteousnesses good character.
Well, if mo Maha Kofi sodic what character is taller Allah Enos
and sin is what aches in your heart and you dislike that people would find out about it.
Islam teachings guide human beings how to lead a morally righteous life by pointing out the proper way to live. Any Muslim who displays bad manners, such as swearing or lying is either a hypocrite pretending to be a Muslim, or a very weak Muslim. Faith is inseparable from action from deeds. They're tightly bound together in a cause and effect relationship. True faith produces the best of morals. I will Herrera quoted above Solomon said
of London movement in San Jose Kaluga.
The believer whose faith is best is he whose character is best.
Consequently, throughout the grind whenever ally instructs humankind to believe he always links faith with a command to do righteous deeds. Abu Huraira reported that the Prophet SAW Salem did this. Likewise, saying, Whoever believes in Allah in the last day should not harm his neighbor.
His belief in Allah and belief in the last day connected to what arming the neighbor, he should be kind to his guests, and he should either speak good, or be silent.
That being the case,
there should be an underlying principle of morality at the base of all Islamic teachings.
Islam covers all aspects of human existence, spiritual, social, and economic. Consequently, there is in Islam, a network of moral principles governing all human actions with God with other human beings, as well as with the environment in which human beings exist.
from an Islamic perspective, worshiping others besides God would be considered morally wrong and bad character.
Likewise, lying to others or littering the environment, would also be considered morally objectionable. In fact, it should be noted that each and every one of the five pillars of Islam and the six pillars of Eman
are faith, were specifically designed to develop a particular set of moral characteristics.
Without understanding the moral and spiritual goals of the pillars of practice and faith. They remain empty, lifeless rituals, which cannot benefit anyone in his life.
This life or the next.
So very important for us. When teaching the pillars of Islam and the pillars of Eman pillars of faith, we focus on the moral character, which is supposed to come out of this colors, and not merely on the Rights and the rituals, the details of how it should be done, when it should be done, where it should be done, etc. Of course, it's important to know those things too, but the greater focus should be on the moral principles behind them.
If we look at the characteristics of the call to guidance,
or we call it the Dawa.
The main aim or goal of calling others to guidance is to spread the teachings of Islam in their pristine purity at every available opportunity is to enlighten disbelievers about Islam and to correct mistaken beliefs among Muslims.
Abu Huraira quoted the province of Solomon saying Bader and Islamophobia riba will say Our oh do come out bada
sorry sarebbe for to buy little Orava.
Islam begin began as something strange, and it will return as something strange as it began. So give glad tidings to the strangers
the Companions asked or messenger of Allah who were the strangers?
And he replied, there are those who rectify themselves and others when people become corrupt.
The goal of guidance Dawa is expressed by Allah in
the following verse, which I mentioned earlier, although Illa severely robic called to the way of your Lord.
So we're not converse 125
We talked about with wisdom, etc, etc. But here just focusing on what is it we're calling to severely rhombic the way of your Lord. I will Hassan Ali another we had said regarding this verse, the verse does not ask the prophets of salaam to invite people to face correct beliefs, prayers and good manners or call on people
to respect human rights,
no such things have been mentioned. In particular, since all these are covered in the phase,
the way of your Lord, these words are profound and comprehensive. Jacob Nevadas, he further elaborated on the verse saying the way of Allah, the way of your Lord, the mighty and majestic is submission, the straight path, the true religion of Allah, with which he sent his messengers. Therefore, this is what must be called to, not the mother of such and such a person, nor the opinion of an individual. The Way of Allah is that which the Noble Quran and the pure authentic Sunnah of the messenger directs one two.
It is necessary for the Muslim guide or missionary, to call people to the hole of Islam, and not to cause division among them, nor be a blind follower of a mother by tribe, a chef or leader, etc. Rather, his aim, or her aim should be to affirm and clarify the truth and establish people upon that truth, even if it contradicts the opinion of so and so, or such and such a person.
So the call to the guidance of Islam means the guidance of the Quran and the Sunnah, according to the understanding of the early righteous generations of Muslims, who are referred to an Arabic as salah.
As there is only one way of Allah,
one religion of Allah, which is Islam, and there's only one way to follow that religion, which is the way of the prophets.
Prophet Muhammad SAW Salah did not leave behind a multitude of different ways to be followed as ways of different ways of following Islam, nor our division and differences, blessings, as some would have us believe, based on a fabricated narration, and narration there are many, which are attributed to the Prophet SAW Salah like if the love Almighty Rama disagreements among my nation is a mercy. This is commonly quoted. This popular Hadith has no chain of narration, connecting it to anyone, much less to the province of Santa, nor is it to be found in any of the classical authentic books of Hadith. It is therefore incorrect to even refer to it as a hadith as it is totally fabricated.
Allah Most Great and Glorious himself condemned factionalism.
He said, into a room, verse 31, and 32 without the cool new minimal shrieking Minella Deena for Rocco Deena home wakanow Shia, do not be like the pagans, like those who split up their religion and became sex Kuno has been the malady him for whom each sect rejoicing in what it had
this prime directive
with regard to the unity of following are he the left bar
is to follow a line is messenger as the law stated, yeah, you and Adina Amanu appear or LA, WA T or Rasul or you believe, obey Allah and obey the messenger, certainly Sivers 59. However, obedience to both the lion is messenger was considered as one foundational unit under the heading of the way of Allah because Allah made obedience to the messenger equivalent to obedience to himself.
And so on the cyberse He said, My Utair Rasul Allah, wherever obeys the messenger has obeyed Allah. So the way of Allah to which we as guides should direct people and lead people
also has a third component in order to ensure that the concept of the way of Allah is properly understood. Allah and Heidi also alluded to the necessity of following the understanding of the companions of the Prophet SAW Allah as he lived among them,
and he and they saw how he implemented the way of Allah.
Consequently, Allah saw fit to include their understanding
the Quran itself, he said well maybe shot killed Rasul Lembaga Mata obeying Allahu Houda, where Tabea later Sabinal movement in whoever opposes the messenger, after guidance has been made clear to him, and follows away other than that of the believers. No only he moto Allah. Honestly, he Johanna was atmosfera
I will leave him to his choice and place him in hell. And what is the worst of destinations?
Verse 115, of Surah An Nisa.
So Allah here alludes to following of the way of the believers, despite the fact that opposing the messenger alone would guarantee punishment.
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whether that could have been sufficient.
At the time when the verse was revealed, the believers were none other than the companions of the Prophet SAW Salah themselves. In order to visually illustrate this relationship.
The Prophet SAW Sutherlands Companion of the live in Massoud, one of the young
scholars among the companions. He related that on one occasion when he was with a group of his companions, Allah's Messenger, drew a line in the dirt and said, This is the path of Allah.
Then he drew other lines branching off from either side, the left and to the right
to the left, and to the right.
At the end of each, he said, at the end of each of these files, there is a devil inviting people to it. Then a reciting from the Quran. Well, Anna hada Sarathi mostre crema for tiberiu will add the temporal Sula for the ferrata become and severely This is my straight paths are follow it and do not follow the other paths, for they will separate you from his path. This hadith is clear evidence proving that the way which the Prophet SAW Selim brought and taught is only one even I'll pay him commented on this concept saying, they would splinter off from the Prophet SAW Solomon's path, because the path leading to Allah is One. And it is the one that He sent His Messengers on and sent
his books with. No one reaches him, except along this path. Even if people take every other path and try to open every other door, these files will all be blocked, and the doors will all be locked. With the exception of this one path, for it is connected to Allah, and it alone leads to him. In order to further illustrate this concept, a blind man allows any related to the process Adams companion while I've been I've been Sofia one stood up amongst them, and said, Indeed, the Messenger of Allah stood up amongst us and said, Beware those before you, from the People of the Book, split up into 72 sex, and this community will split up into 7372 of them will be and only one of them will
be in paradise, and that is the group as Gemma.
When the Prophet SAW Selim was asked, which was the one sect going to paradise you replied, Ma, la he was Hobbie what my companions and I are following
in terms of the message of guidance,
the message that is to be confused wait.
It is focused on Tawheed first and foremost, when guiding to Allah and the message of Islam, we must prioritize there are so many aspects of Islam
that if we try to tackle all of them, that will be confusing for people
and will not give them proper
justice. Some aspects of Islam are
more critical than others.
Therefore, priority must be given to the most important principles over the less important principles. When giving Dawa when becoming or acting as guides, guiding people, for example, we should begin
with female hija.
job or eating with the right hand instead of eating with the left, or should we begin with salah.
I think this is quite evident, although all of these are from Islam, and are required.
Where do we start more important to start with Salah then to talk about covering your head
for eating with the right hand.
If you consider that the first of the five pillars of Islam is the declaration that none has the right to be worshipped except the law. And the first of the six pillars of Eman is belief in Allah. And the only unforgivable sin is to worship other than Allah to worship others besides Allah.
It becomes quite obvious that those engaged in guiding others to Islam should focus mostly on tau hate
the unique unity of Allah.
This is exactly what the Prophet SAW Selim did, when he appointed some of his companions to govern cities, towns and regions of Arabia after its conquest. For example, in Abbas reported the Prophet SAW Salem,
when he sent Murad imageable to Yemen, he told him, You will be coming to Christian and Jewish people in akattak demo, Allah Coleman, Nikita.
So the first thing you should invite them to is the assertion of the Oneness of Allah Most High, if they accept that then inform them that Allah has made five daily prayers obligatory on them, if they pray them, then inform them that Allah has made the payment of charity, from their wealth obligatory of their rich and given to their poor. If they accept that, then take it from them and avoid the best part of people's property. So the guidance call to Tawheed should address Allah's unique unity with respect to His Lordship, and serenity over his creation, His names and attributes, and his right to be worshipped alone, without any partners. Practically speaking, it should be taught, that
belief in our head should also be manifest in human relations with God and their social interactions among themselves, and in their relationship with the world in which they live, and the creatures of our world that have been subjected to them.
Thus, whatever subject the guidance,
may begin with
whether he job terrorism polygamy, etc. A conscious effort should be made to divert the topic of discussion ultimately, to that of tau heat.
For it is only the acceptance of tau e to to provide
the one being guided with success in this life in the next, if we managed to convince them about the reasonableness of a job, about the unfairness of labeling Muslims as terrorists, and that polygamy is logical and natural, but they don't accept the unique Oneness of Allah, and that he alone deserves our worship.
And they die in that state, they have failed
and destroyed their opportunity for success in the next life.
On the other hand, if they accept the Lord's unique oneness and worship Him alone, but they were confused about the concepts of a job, terrorism, polygamy, etc, and they died in that state, their place in Paradise would be guaranteed, according to the promise of Allah and His messenger.
A classical example of diversion in guidance, guidance Dawa can be seen in the case of Prophet use of when he was in prison, along with two prisoners, who asked him to interpret their dreams.
Allah said, and saw our use of verses 35 to 41.
Even after the the authorities had seen the proofs of use of innocence, they decided to imprison him for some time.
Two young men were imprisoned along with him. One of them said, Indeed, I saw myself pressing while the other said, Indeed I saw myself carrying bread on my head and birds were eating from it. They asked inform us of the interpretation of these things. Indeed, we believe you are one of the righteous
producers replied, whenever food came to you, as your provision, I provided you information about it before it came.
That is from what My Lord has taught me.
It's not magic. Indeed, I have abandoned the religion of a people who did not believe in Allah in the Hereafter. And I have followed the religion of my father's Abraham, Isaac, Jacob. And we would never attribute any partners whatsoever to Allah. This is from the Grace of Allah to us and to humankind. But most people are not thankful.
Oh, my to prison companions
are many different lords better than Allah, the One the irresistible.
They are only worshiping besides him names which you and your fathers or your forefathers made up, for which no authority was revealed by Allah. Judgment belongs to Allah, Lord. He has commanded that you worship none besides Him, and that is the right religion. But most people don't know.
Then he went on to say, Oh, my two prison companions as for one of you, he will pour wine for his lord to drink, and that's for the other He will be crucified, and birds will eat from his head.
This is the judgment on the case about which you have inquired.
That's so our use of words 35 to 41.
So we see what he was asked about, he was asked about the interpretation of dreams.
And he gave it to them, but at the end, after giving them full Dawa about the Oneness of Allah, and that he alone deserves to be worshipped.
The guidance call is an invitation in which the message of Islam should be conveyed in its pristine purity, and its comprehensive beauty. If that is the case, then people's negative reactions are not important, as long as they're not a result of faults on our part. Furthermore, the message should not be compromised in such a way that its essence becomes lost. The essence of the message is Tawheed. And it must be conveyed wherever and whenever possible, and as directly as possible.
In terms of interfaith dialogue,
the popular phenomenon of interfaith dialogue attempts to blur the essential issues, and put all religions on an equal footing. Since all religions called the goodness and righteousness they should be tolerant and accepting of each other, but they say, meaning there is no need to try to convert each other's followers. Peaceful coexistence is what is needed another battle for the souls. Such a call is dangerous, as it is fundamentally false. There is only one true religion, Islam, and all others are false. Other religions in an attempt to show or halt the wave of conversions from their religions to Islam, have introduced the interfaith dialogue concept. After centuries of vilifying
and demonizing its final prophet, Muhammad Salah, the Salah. So as for dialogues, and formals. For dialogues and forums, were knowledgeable Muslims have an opportunity to present their evidences for the superiority of Islam and its teachings to the masses of non Muslims. These are acceptable, as long as they're clear message of Islam the clear message of Islam is not compromised BarakAllahu
we have now come to the end of Part One of session 62
in which we have completed the first of the four principles for understanding and application of the Divine Name and Heidi, the guide
by two will follow shortly along with
it. We will be using the law
by the permission of Allah. Cover the remaining three principles of the Andalusian Imam
Even bottles for adopting and applying the Beautiful Names of Allah
our usual closing dua using the Divine Name and Hadi will be made at the end of part two. Barak Allah pecan salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.
With that idea, brothers and sisters, students, visitors, etc.
We will now shift to the last or the third segment of our program today.
And I should just add, that there were greetings from
Abdullah czar here.
And from Susan from Ireland, Idris salah, from the Gambia,
where expresses his love for all of us, we love you too.
Now on to our questions.
Mohammed Arafat's questions saying chair, you said that soon you will publish a book
soon is a relative term
in the names of Allah by that title, after this series, but my question is, in which language will be published Arabic or English, in English, it will have the Arabic verses because these etc, Arabic some term terminology etc. but mainly it is
expressed in English.
I've written over 50 books,
published books, there's more than that. We're trying now to publish them the remainder.
But they're all been written in English because my duty my language, language I was born with is
English. And I studied in the Arabic systems for my bachelor's and master's.
And I felt that it was my duty to share that knowledge bound up in the Arabic language, which most Muslims don't have access to. My duty was to be the bridge, who would provide a way by which those who don't know how they would get access to the Quran and the Sunnah, and the explanations of the great scholars of Islam
So, as for today,
only two questions have just done the first
Iran, Abdul Rahman sends his greetings from Turkey. My question isn't, it's a long question.
How can I believe or be sure about guidance of Allah?
When if the believer
is a true believer who believes in Allah, then he or she must believe
in guidance, in Allah's guidance, because that's what brought them to belief in Allah.
He goes on to say, some people say I believe in Allah and the Prophet.
And some of them also perform salah, fasting in Ramadan, and do other foreign obligations, but they don't accept Sharia laws of Allah.
They obey the laws of Ataturk,
the founder of the Turkish Republic, and they live their life in a secular way. And they think they're on the straight path of guidance of Allah. What to tell such people?
Well, as you say,
they're they perform Salah
and they fast in Ramadan, and they do the other folk obligations.
what you need to get across to them is that
that's one side of Islam, or one aspect of Islam, which we are all obliged to do and to follow.
The other aspect of Islam is to use it to judge in our affairs.
my Yasha Karasu, whoever opposes the messenger, after
guidance has been shown to them guidance in terms of the rulings of the Sharia, which the messenger brought, whoever chooses another way, they are misguided.
So we need to bring them to the understanding that we have to follow the instructions of the Sharia of Islam in all aspects of our lives. It's not just in the religious acts, which then become cultural. That's what we call cultural Islam.
You fast in Ramadan, you pray in the mosque, you do Hajj, you know, you do these requirements, which are part of Islam, part of the pillars of Islam, etc. But you're doing it as religious rituals, no real difference between you and others who follow other religions on a ritualistic
So, what makes you a true Muslim, a true follower of Islam is to live in accordance with the principles of Islam.
To live a life, which is guided by the pillars of Islam and the pillars of Eman, it's.
So it's making it real, and not just
names at sayings,
but a way of life. This is what many have stressed. Islam is a way of life,
of life, life in its totality. It's not just rituals, etc, etc, which we put in one corner. And then we have this other life business and, you know, politics and everything else that we put in another corner. So we do this when it's needed. ritualistically. And we do that when it's needed, according to our
way of life. So what has happened to those people is that their way of life is not Islam. Their way of life is secular.
And Islam is just a portion of their cultural traditions which they have carried along with them, they haven't let them go.
Among them, or some who let it go out together. They've dropped Islam, there were Muslims, you know, culturally, Muslims, but we don't do those things. You know, non practicing Muslims.
Terminology, you know, people introduce themselves. Brother just introduced himself to me recently saying, I'm, I'm Jewish, but I'm a non practicing Jew.
Okay. So it means that yeah, you know, by tradition, you will be labeled as a Jew because your parents were Jewish. But you don't practice Judaism at all. It's like, you don't even believe in it or whatever.
So similarly, the President saying, Yeah, I'm classified as a Muslim. That's what I'm called, that's in my ID and cetera, passports, etc. But I don't believe it. You know, I don't believe in it. I do it. It's culturally acceptable at the times just to maintain good relations with my family, my relatives, etc. We do all these things together. We've been doing it for 1000 years. So who am I to fight that? So we do it, but
I'm a non practicing Islam.
Meaning that maybe I only pray in Ramadan. That's one version of it. Maybe I only pray
That's another version of it. And there are so on. So
other versions, but these are cultural.
They're not Islam. Yeah, they're included in Islam, but when done with belief at its foundation.
that's a big challenge. And I pray a lot. give you success in helping those being the Hardy being the guide to those
BarakAllahu li can now close our session. Thank you for being with us the segment and we'll see you in part 262 B.
session we'll continue with the remainder of
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