In the Names of Allah – 62b – al-Haadee – The Guide – Name 85 Part 2
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Salam Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh
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our session 62 B
in which we will be continuing the remainder of 62
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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. This is session 62. B.
We're still on the name of the Hadi, the guide, name number 85. And our 99 names series. So this is part two.
In terms of the Quranic location, as mentioned earlier, the Divine Name and Heidi's mentioned in two places in the Quran, one of them is worker five, Rebecca Hardy and one of Sierra
but your Lord is sufficient as a guide and a helper sort of for con verse 31 In terms of the meaning
and Heidi comes from the trilateral rules Ha, Tao, yeah, I do is the master or the verbal noun
and who then also
it has two main meanings, the first of which is to guide the right or to lead the way, 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 316 times in the Quran in 12 derived forms. Examples of these forms are alHuda the guidance yeah D key or it guides. Idea 10 A gift
and had he the sacrificial animal in Hajj an
What I do in the guided ones,
Paddy is the present participle
in the standard file,
relative to Allah and Heidi means that he is the only true guide by whom the creatures are guided.
Allah and Heidi created physical signs in the universe to guide us, such as the stars, the sun, the moon, as well as spiritual guidance for our hearts, which is the truth.
Allah also created physical guidance through the senses that we use to detect harm. And he created in the minds of his creatures instincts, which guide them throughout their lives.
Some scholars have divided a loss guidance into four main
paths if none of them divided them into 10.
So um, the four
whether we look at four or 10, obviously, the four also cover the 10 if the time has gone into a bit more detail
breaking it down to more finer points.
But all of it of course is to better understand how Allah's divine guidance operates throughout creation.
The first of the four is that he Daya Allama, or the general guidance. This type is available for the whole of creation, including plants, minerals, animals, etc. All are guided by Allah and Heidi, in the manner which is best suited for them.
Examples can easily be seen in the bee in the ant colonies, how all members work together doing specific jobs under their queens.
They're not taught,
they bought they're born into this world, with
this imprinted in their minds, in their tiny brains.
A tiny ant leaves its home seeking its provision, regardless of how long the route may be.
If the tiny and finds it, it will relentlessly carry the provision back on a twisting and turning path with ups and downs as well as many obstacles until it reaches its home and stories. It can also be seen in the migration of birds, and the suckling of the newborns, of different species. For example, the whale, you know, when a newborn is, is born in the,
in the ocean,
it rises to the surface, in order for it to start breathing, if it doesn't rise to the surface,
it will not breathe, it will die.
That instinct which carries it to the surface, or the suckling instinct of the baby, human baby who's born without it, it would not be able to feed
where did it come from? This cannot be explained by evolution, all of those people, you know, look at evolution as the answer to explain why everything is what it is. There are so many examples, that evolution can never produce.
it also can be seen
in the working of our senses, you know, how our various senses of touch, smell, you know, hearing etc, operates.
Allah justice this fact
in the Quran, and the Prophet SAW Selim spoke about it in this one.
The second is
the hidayah of the jinn and human beings that hedaya
a type specifically
for Allah's general guidance and clarification is given to the jinn and humankind.
delineating for them, the paths of good and evil through prophets and messengers who are sent to them both by Allah.
The third is hedaya by tofield,
or divine facilitation, and Ill ham, inspiration. This type refers to Allah's opening hearts to accept the truth and being pleased with it.
And example, you know, can be seen when we're guided through hardship.
display our strong trust and belief in Alladhi.
With that guidance, we find further guidance.
We don't know where that guidance came from.
People will refer to it as by luck or coincidence or whatever, but it's the guidance of a law.
The fourth type is he Daya illan Jana? One.
It's the way being shown.
That's the guidance. It's negative guidance where it's the way being shown to the hellfire and it's positive guidance. When it is to Jana. That's negative relative to us. All of it is Allah's guidance to the life in the life to come.
Paradise and Hell.
This form of guidance represents ultimate success for the believers an ultimate loss for the disbelievers.
So from there, we will now continue with the application. According to Evan McDowell's four principles.
According to principle number one,
the divine name Al Hadi, 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 him for it. And the second is to become guides ourselves to those around us in as many ways as possible.
This was all covered. That's in principle number one, this was all covered in our previous session will now continue with Inboxdollars principle number two,
and that is to confirm were unique, and inapplicable to confirm Allah's name where it is unique to him alone. And there's no way that we can apply it to ourselves as human beings with regard to the divine attributes and guidance, He Daya contained in the Divine Name and Hadith, the guide, it is unique to Allah just as all of our laws, other names and attributes are unique to him. As explained earlier, it is our sacred duty to convey the message of Islam.
But it is not our responsibility to make people believe in it. As we simply cannot force anyone to become a believer, Allah clearly stated like rafidhi but by no rush, Do Min li there should be no compulsion in religion. true guidance is clearly distinct from error. So Al Baqarah, verse 256, Allah made it abundantly clear to the Prophet and his followers that they couldn't make anyone believe, no matter how close they were to them, or how much they love them and wanted them to believe. Ally made an example for the world, in the Quran and the Sunnah of those closest to the Prophet. So
in order to underscore the fact that only he only Allah is the true guide, and Heidi, and only he is able to guide whomsoever He wishes to guide.
The first example was that of the Prophet saws and lambs father,
Allah made the father of the Prophet so I said, I'm a prime example of the principle that guidance is beyond the reach of all blood and family ties.
In spite of such a close blood and family bond as father would
like Prophet Abraham, whose father was an idol maker
Prophet Abraham nor Prophet Muhammad SAW sons lineages were of any consequence. The illustrious Companion of the Prophet SAW Salem, Anna Sidney Malik, he reported that on one occasion a person asked all messenger of Allah Where is my father?
Yeah Rasul Allah. I be.
The prophets of salaam replied to now is in the fire.
When the man turned to walk away, the Prophet SAW Selim called out to him and said, in the IB, why Baka funny enough? Actually, both my father and your father are together in the hellfire.
I mean, that's not comforting, because still his father's going to be the outside but promises alum pointed that out to let him know that, hey, I'm faced with the same problem. You know, it's a problem that we can fix. It's a lot of other it's the choices of our parents.
The prophets mother.
Likewise, the Prophet SAW Salem, his mother Amina, who died when he was only six years old. No doubt, he loved her dearly and would have felt the loss of her passing deeply as a child. In spite of the blood and family ties and strong emotional bonds, there was no way for him to save or guide her.
close companion of the Prophet saw some of them Abu Huraira quoted the Messenger of Allah as crying, and saying,
is that then to rugby? And Astok fairly Omi, for lamea than me,
I sought my Lord's permission for me to beg forgiveness for my mother, but he did not grant me permission.
Was that then to who? And Azura cobre for Asinelli. So I sought permission for him from him from Allah to visit her grave, and he gave me permission to do so.
And in other narrations, he added, so go and visit the graves, because they remind you of the hereafter.
These two highly authentic narrations often come as a great shock for many Muslims, who were falsely told from childhood that the Prophet SAW Selim his parents would be with him in paradise.
People tried to go and pray at the home of the prophets or salah.
they tried to claim for example, that his mother died in a particular place and they have secret knowledge of that place nobody else knows and it's all nonsense.
the parents chose otherwise, Allah chose to make them to glaring examples, failed family ties for generations to come to the end of this world. Likewise, in the case of the Prophet SAW, sometimes uncle I will tell him who raised him after his mother and grandfather had died.
It's also well known, I mean, that one is well known. I beside him, nothing will say him. He related from his father,
that when the time of I will call His death approached, Allah's Messenger went to visit him and found out who John
Eben Hashem and obey the law. Even Abby Omiya in a movie era by his father's side,
Allah's Basu addressed a brutality saying, Oh uncle,
say no one has the right to be worshipped except Allah.
It is a sentence with which I will be a witness for you before Oma.
I will John and Abdullayev in ABI Omiya countered saying, Oh, I will tell him are you going to announce the religion of your father
Allah's Messenger kept on inviting a brutality and the two of them kept on repeating their counter statement until I will tolerate
His last statement to them was that he remained on the religion of Abdulmutallab. And he refused to say, nun has the right to be worshipped but Allah, so Allah his Messenger said, at that point
the strongest legitimate expression of love that he could make.
He said by Allah, I will keep on asking Allah's forgiveness for you. I will call him as long as I'm not forbidden by a lot to do so.
However, Allah then revealed a verse concerning this matter in which he said, My Catalina be one Medina Avenue, and yet started Pharaoh lil mushy kina. While Oka no know, Ollie CORBA member DeMatha by and allow him under whom as Harbinger him, It is not befitting for the profit. And the believers to seek Allah's forgiveness for pagans, even if they're close relatives, after it has become clear to them, that they are Companions of the Fire.
This was the case of I will target
and that was surah Tauba, verse 113. I will taught him who raised the Prophet SAW Salem from the tender age of eight, when his grandfather died until manhood, and who remained his mentor and defender, even after he proclaimed his prophethood.
And the whole of Quraysh, rebelled against him
until he died.
He was the mentor.
But these were the three dearest relatives of the Prophet SAW Salem, all of whom he was unable to benefit by having them die in a state of Islam, or having a law
make an excuse for them.
To make an exception for them for dying in a state of idolatry. Nothing could be done
to reassuringly close the case of the prophets closest relatives. Allah clearly told him in the Konata the man
Well, I cannot lie yeah, de mania. Surely you cannot guide whom you love. But Allah guides whom He wills
Sora and office, verse 56. And Allah reiterated this concept elsewhere in the Quran, closing the case for everyone for all times.
Trader knew of his Suri Falah and sabara buying a home Yo Ma even while I at Assa and
so when the trumpet is known,
for the end of the worlds and the beginning of your movie,
there will be no helpful family ties between anyone nor will they ask about one another.
So I won't be known. First 101 People will be so concerned about themselves, they won't even be thinking about their relatives.
In addition, the Prophet SAW Salem summed up this issue in a well known Hadith found in the Hadith classic Sahih Muslim,
in which he said, Man, Abu Baba, who Amanu lamb your Surah, who nestable
whoever is slowed by his bad deeds, will not be hastened by his lineage. So according to these verses and authentic hadith regarding the Prophet sauce, I love his closest family members, family ties of those who die in a state of shirk will be of absolutely no benefit to them. However, the main heretical groups which splintered off from the main body of Muslims claim otherwise for their deified Godman.
So among the extreme Sufi claims to divine guidance
what I've said earlier concerning the principle of Tawheed regarding Allah's divine attributes
guidance and he Daya
affirms that Allah alone is a true guide Alhaji
may yeah dilla who, for whom Alma Teddy,
oh my youth Lin, for lentigines Allahu aaliyan. For Shiva, the right guide guided is only he who Allah guided.
And whoever Allah lets go astray, you will not find any ally to guide him. So I'll cover 17
however, in the Naqshbandi Sufi order of shared Nasim and cuwbc,
it is openly claimed that the chef chef MASM has guaranteed all his sincere followers paradise without account
in the sex manual potica to Hatami. It clearly states
the share will not allow any of his more reads. Those are the dedicated followers to enter out. Check nauseum will make his followers all enter into His paradise into paradise.
They further claim in the nutshell Monday orders texts.
As for anyone who is related to Maulana chef Nasim, the chef will look at the movie, the sincere follower, and immediately the soul of that movie read will leave his body. There is nothing for either the angel of death, or the angels of the grave. to do with the Marines have shared nozzle.
This is what's written. This is not hearsay. This is what is written in hockey, but Aloha Kearney, page 30 paragraph three as well as page 35 under the heading, no questioning in the grave.
So this is very serious. such claims represent statements of major ship in the laws unique Divine Name and hardy. Consequently they must be unconditionally rejected in order to maintain a laws unique name and attribute of guidance.
shared beliefs in guidance of the moms also extreme.
According to the mainstream Twelver Shiites belief Professor martaba mortiser they call it Matahari.
A student of Ayatollah Khomeini who died in 1989 years. The of the century is the figure
for Shia Islam. He wrote, The Imam himself is endowed with the highest degree of spiritual life. He has a sort of power of guidance and a spiritual attraction by means of which he can influence the hearts of people.
He can mold their character and can lead them to perfection.
have also given the Imams the ultimate divine attribute of guidance saying, for example, that the Imam
besides giving instructions in Islamic law, and guiding the people on esoteric that is outward exoteric the outward side of Islam holds the responsibility of esoteric or inner guidance also, and has been given a special power and authority for the purpose.
To be the esoteric Guide is a superior status that even the great prophets only reached it after they had been appointed as the prophet
whereas the amounts from birth they were already there.
As the Imam himself is endowed with the highest degree of spiritual life, he has a sort of power of guidance. This is Matahari writing and a spiritual attraction by means of which he can influence the hearts of people can mold their character and lead them to perfection
died in 1981 is also one of the big thinkers, Shiite thinkers.
He writes, In the same way, that he has the duty of guiding men outwardly, the Imam also bears the function of Wilaya
and the esoteric guidance of men. It is he who directs man's spiritual life, and orients the inner aspect of human action towards God.
Clearly, his physical presence or absence has no effect. In this matter whether he's here or not here, the Imam watches over men inwardly
and is in communion with the soul and spirit of men. So behind Allah, this is Allah. This is not Imams.
Even he goes on to say about the body, even if he is hidden from their physical eyes.
His existence is always necessary, even the time
if the time has not yet arrived for his outward appearance, and the universal reconstruction that is to bring about
this is a false claim.
As a law alone is the true guide and Heidi, who knows what is in our hearts and has control over our hearts and spirits and the spirits of all creatures.
Acts of human guidance are in reality only external clarification and explanation from ourselves and I'm in law school in a lovely sunny county liyu Bay in a law home for your little Lula who may Russia. Well yeah, the minutiae. I only said the law says, messengers, speaking the language of their people, in order to fully explain the message to them.
Then Allah lets whomsoever He wills go straight, and He guides to the Right Way, whomsoever He wills to Abraham, verse four.
Consequently, all such claims of esoteric control let's inward control of human beings, represent further statements of major ship and Allah's unique Divine Name, Al Hadi. Therefore, they and all others like them, must be resoundingly rejected, absolutely, and unconditionally, in order to maintain Allah's unique name and attributes of guidance.
Moving on to the third principle of even doctor
to have hope, where there is a promise Allah's promises of guidance contained in the Divine Name of Hadi, and expressed in numerous Quranic verses and Hadith of the promises and that should give the believers strong hope that he will guide us in every matter. However, there must be sincere effort on our part, in order to partially deserve and thereby gain Allah's gift of guidance. It's By Allah's grace, ultimately, but our actions have something to do with it, whether it is inward actions of our spirit, our soul, our minds, or its outward actions of our hands or tongue, etc.
For my youth MIM Billa Yeah, the Kalba will love will be couldn't be shame in it. Allah will guide the heart of whoever believes in him. And Allah knows the reality of everything.
So the guidance
when a person has that belief,
whoever believes in Him
so that precedes it. It's not arbitrary, in terms of our daily prayers,
in order to build the case for guidance,
praying for Allah's guidance is interwoven within all of our daily prayers, starting from the first chapter of the Quran, which is recited in every unit of our formal prayer, what we call Salah and it ends with the last prayers of the night.
the one and only request repeated a total of 17 times a day a minimum of 17 times a day in our five daily core prayers. Is a dinner sit all done, study, show us, show us the straight path.
All Muslims are obliged to repeat this short prayer for guidance in every unit of their daily formal prayers. I deliberately made this short prayer the core of our prescribed daily prayers,
thereby causing us to repeat it over and over again, every day of our lives due to its utmost importance.
But in spite of its repetition, we're still enjoined to reflect and contemplate on its meaning and pray it as sincerely as we can.
As the province outside instructed us to pray with certainty, that Allah is hearing our prayers
will do Allah want to move a known ability Java
call on Allah, confidence that your prayers will be answered?
While Ambu and Allah Allah is to Jeeva dua, I'm in Alban, often in LA, but know that Allah does not answer the prayer of an unmindful playful heart.
Human beings quickly get tired from repeated requests directed at them, for the same thing.
However, Allah is the opposite. He appreciates the sincerity of those who repeat their request of him more than those who only asked him once.
It's the complete opposite from people. If you just ask them once, then you leave it up to them. They're happy with that. They like you for it. But if you keep repeating them, you said okay, I'm going to do it soon. And they still come back and reminding them and you reminding, they get irritated. But this is not a lot. So frequent repetition of this prayer for guidance will certainly help us to gain a lot of guidance. If our prayers are truly sincere. If it's just words, we're saying, we're not even thinking about it, it's just automatic. You know, we're functioning on auto automatic pilot, then of course, it's not going to have the impact. It only has the impact.
If we make the prayer sincerely,
between the two Jews in every unit of prayer, we have to prostrate twice.
In this prostration the Prophet SAW Salem between them when you sit back up. He used to make extra prayers for divine guidance, if not boss reported, that the Prophet SAW Salem used to supplicate 17 times daily between the two prostrations at the end of each unit. Each raka in obligatory or voluntary formal prayers he would say.
Allahumma fiddly. What how many? Why funny? Why, dini? What is took me, Oh Allah, forgive me. Have mercy on me, grab me wellness, guide me and provide for me.
And I went to prayers at night in the tahajjud
tahajjud, which is the most rewarded prayers after our compulsory prayers.
And whichever is a part of it. This is the odd numbered
prayer that we make completing our night prayers called tahajjud.
May Allah bless all of us to make it regularly a part of our lives. I shall arrive from the Prophet SAW Salem related that whenever the Prophet SAW Selim got up for tahajjud
he would begin his prayers with the following opening supplication.
Allahumma Denee lemma Tolley. furphy mineral Hawk, in Nakata. Howdy, mentor Shah Illa Surat him Mr. Payne. Allah guide me to the truth regarding the matters wherein people differ, for you are the only one who guides whomsoever you wish, to the straight path
And then the dua for note
in that odd prayer unit prayer with the odd number of units
135, etc. Brahma saw Salem taught his grandson, and even Abby Nabil Talia
al Hassan Ibn Ali,
who married his daughter, Fatima, their child Hassan, there was Al Hassan Al Hussein,
Al Hassan, related to us that he learned prayer of guidance
known as pollute
in the water, that odd unit of prayer at the end of the night,
and it states clearly Alma Denee fie man Herdade por la guide me among those whom you have guided
pardon me among those whom you are pardoned, befriend me among those who have befriended, bless me in whatever you have granted me and protect me from the evil of what you have decreed. For indeed,
is yours, none can influence you.
Whoever you have, taken as your ally,
cannot be humiliated,
less than exalted Are you
And then we have the Prophet SAW Salem,
specifying a particular prayer for guidance known as slaughter, Mr. Hawk.
Human beings are constantly confronted with choices
and decisions, whose results whether good or evil are totally hidden from them. That's the reality of our lives. The uncertainties of their future leave them in a continual state of worry and doubt.
Those who don't just say okay, Allah, whatever is decided, will be
the people who are not trusting in a lie in that way are conscious of Allah's decision regarding everything. They were in doubt what's going to happen but what will happen tomorrow what's happened day after tomorrow. So everyone would like to know what the future will bring.
Travis sense of certainty about the future is something all human beings secretly an openly longing for.
This desire sometimes leads them to commit shirk, idolatry by going to fortune tellers, listening to their predictions or reading horoscopes from amazon seller was quoted by his wives as saying
men are rough and fissara who and Shay LEM took the bell Lahu, Salah tune Arbaeen and Leila.
So behind Allah,
the prayers of those who visit fortune tellers are rough
or chi and asks him about anything will not be accepted for 40 days and nights. And this doesn't mean that you can stop praying and say, Okay, I visited the RAF today. So no need to pray for the next 40 days. No, no, you still have to pray.
The only thing is you're not going to get the reward for the prayer but you still have to pray. Because if you don't pray, then you're also committing a sin of abandoning prayers, which only increases your sin. Islam being the natural wave recognizes this innate human need, and has protected the faith of its followers from corruption, and given them a sense of contentment and peace in their daily lives by providing practical guidance in disregard.
That guidance consists of clear instructions to the believers to actively put their trust in God. Whenever decisions are to be taken.
When according to the sixth pillar of Islam,
full spiritual, emotional, mental and physical trust is placed in the Divine Decree. That's the sixth pillar. Other a sense of contentment and happiness is sure to follow.
We have to first mentally accept that Allah has already written
whether the choices we make
and how we make them
will be manifested in our life or not.
This is destiny. Father.
This is the sixth pillar of faith, to believe in the other, the good of it, as well as the evil of it.
So in order to help us accept this concept of destiny and to keep our trust in God firm, our Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam taught his disciples a special prayer, known as dua istikhara.
The prayer for seeking good seeking the good
choice, or the prayer for guidance to what
one of the Prophet SAW Selim students by the name of jabbing a salami said that the Prophet SAW Salem used to teach them to make the prayer for seeking good in all affairs of their lives, in the same way that he taught them chapters from the ground.
In terms of this phrase, all affairs
it is considered to be a generality in which a specific category was intended.
That's how scholars of Sharia describe it.
The prayer for seeking good should not be done in the case of compulsory recommended forbidden or disliked us.
These are four categories. And we have five categories in which acts are divided into
and these four were not supposed to do is to Haldane.
So this prayer is only for permissible neutral acts, whether called the mobile
or in the case of two equally recommended acts.
Thus, there is no need for us to turn to God and ask His guidance as to whether we should leave a job which does not allow us to pray five times a day, or five times compulsory prayers we can do them in this job. Do we pray to allow and ask Allah? Should we leave the job or not? No.
Similarly, we don't seek guidance from Allah about joining our prayers. For example, Dora Nasir monitor Manisha if we know ahead of time, that we won't be able to pray them and there are lots of times Nomsa Salam has rarely made it permissible.
In the Hadith found inside a Muslim, the Prophet SAW Salem joined prayers without any apparent reason.
And the companion said he only did so to remove difficulty from the OMA.
So this prayer, which the province on some taught us
is to be used in all of the affairs where there are two equally halau choices.
To select the right choice, we seek Allah's guidance. And this is where this prayer is used. The mobile
some people say, or they might say, why do we need a special prayer for good when we can easily just pray for the good things we want?
Consider this verse from the crime. We had to earn Insano be Shari dua who will hire Ocalan Insano a jeweler. Human beings may pray for evil in their prayers for good
as humans are always impatient to Alice Roberts 11
Because we don't know what is ultimately good for us, we can easily pray for what is bad for us while thinking we're praying for what is good. That is why we need a lot of guidance and help to focus on what is really good for us.
Jabber then went on to relate the the Prophet SAW Selim said
if any one of you decides on a matter
he should pray to units of voluntary prayer and make the istikhara dua dua is
the phrase decides on a matter means that an effort should be made to find the right choice. You don't just whatever decision comes before you you have options here. You just go ahead without making an effort to
determined for yourself through research, taking advice from those who are knowledgeable around you, you know, considering also your own preferences.
You know, after you've come to a conclusion as to this is the best choice, this is the time that you go and make these taharah to do all this stuff hotter.
Because in the DUA,
deliberately say we ask Allah, if this choice is good for us.
The one we have made this choice with EDA, we don't say in the DUA, if one of these two choices is good for us, we don't say that. So it means that we have to have decided on one of the two. Now some people say no, no, no, no, you don't you don't make a decision. You leave it completely to Allah.
But that's not how the DUA is expressed.
If we listen to the DUA,
Allah says, through his messenger for us to say Allah Houma, in Quinta, Tala, and Umrah higher only fee Dini omachi rocky Mati armory,
Oh Allah, if you know that this affair
is good for my religion, my livelihood, and the aftermath of my affairs.
this affair has been specified.
Then the Create for me,
decree it, the one which I'm asking you about. Make it easy for me and last minute.
Fuck dutifully, we are Cyril Hooli, some robotically fee
and we go on to say but if you know that this the affair is bad for my religion, again, you're talking about something specific, not one of these affairs, my livelihood
and for the aftermath of my affairs, then turn me away from it
and turn it away from me
and decree for me what is better wherever it may be,
and make me content with it or underneath.
So job your statement in the beginning of this narration
that he used to the process I'm used to teach it like a chapter from the Quran compares the need for salata, VISTA Hara in all affairs, to the need for Quranic chapters in formal prayer.
Or he is comparing that the way that the Prophet SAW Selim used to be careful in teaching the DUA to his companion the similar to how carefully wasn't teaching the Quran.
Sorry, the way he was teaching the driving device to Hara he would teach it the device the heart of the way he would teach the Quran to them very carefully.
This means that just as when people first come into Islam, or awaken to Islam, and they are encouraged to learn some chapters of the Quran, for their use in their daily formal prayers. Similarly, important should be given to this prayer.
The DUA Lister Hara
and our new Muslim are BORN AGAIN Muslims should be encouraged to seek Allah's guidance through it to help them in all of their affairs. This prayer addresses a major psychological, emotional and spiritual need, which we all have,
which we all need help him
It should be noted that the DUA can be made in our own language and read from a sheet of paper because of course, it's a long block. I only
took a few lines from it.
So you may not learn it immediately. So it's no harm have it on a piece of paper. After you make your tour, I got to prayer two units of prayer which are not from the compulsory units of prayer.
But it could be from the recommended like when you go in a masjid, you know, you should make to rock up before you sit down. This is highly recommended. You can use those and do your drawers to her after it.
So, it was something
that the Prophet SAW Selim put great importance on.
And unfortunately, this is
Among the Forgotten prayers,
especially people who are newly come into Islam, and they have all kinds of psychological struggles that they have to go through
to something that they can fall back on.
So we need to revive this
dua, this prayer,
to be something missing in our living Islam.
we should learn it to fill the gap. The Prophet SAW Selim statement at the end of the prayer decree for me, what is better wherever it may be, and make me content with it is a plea asking Allah to help us to accept his decision wholeheartedly.
This is the essence of our internal struggle. We're in a lot destines things, which we don't like, and we're not pleased with
this situation makes our lives wretched.
So we ask Allah has helped to make us pleased with his choice for us.
Having done that,
how do we know which way to go?
Some people make these prayers expecting an answer in their dreams. So they'll say, Well, you're gonna make it harder, you should do it at night, before you go to sleep, some believe that they will see in their dreams,
either a green color, which means you can go ahead with your choice, or a red color, meaning that we shouldn't go ahead with our choices. Some even a yellow color means meaning, do it again.
After the prayer, some will open the Quran rather random is another way to interpret what to do after making the prayer, they will open up the crime randomly and just put their finger in. And whatever verse they fall off, the finger falls on, then they interpret or they get somebody to interpret for them.
Whether what they plan to do is good or bad. Or they may use numerology where you know the finger the the word that your fingers come on, has so many letters, each letter is given a numerical value, it's added up, and it's put in a chart, if you get this number, it means this if you get that number, it means that this is all nonsense. Because it's all misguidance.
what we have to do
is to make the prayer, when you have decided to run it the choices, then you turn to Allah and ask him if this is the better choice.
You ask him for his help.
And if it's not the better choice, then
Allah will make it difficult. We ask him to make it clear to us, oh, make it difficult. It's not working out when we tried to do it. And take me away from it. It just doesn't seem right things are not happening as they should and, you know, multiple difficulties come up.
If we're following this to hotter, then that's enough of a sign. If we're not, then we're going to try to fight it. And you know, try it anyway, that you know, maybe I'm misinterpreting and this is not really what it's meant. And
then what was the use of the Sahara?
If we feel suspicious, restless and uncomfortable,
and it's not working out easily. These are the signs for us. That it's not a good choice.
Allah Allah knows what is better for us. And we really don't know.
We don't know the future. And we don't know the past. All we have is the little knowledge around us now. So as believers, it is for us to submit to the will of Allah.
This is Islam. submission to the will of Allah.
Moving on to principle number four, the last principle
have even bothered to have fear where there is a warning
at the end of our daily prayers. After asking a lot for guidance, we are taught to seek refuge in Allah from being
Among those on whom is Allah's Anger,
and those who have gone astray,
these are the two main consequences of misguidance, which we should fare. Reading the novel Dubya lay him, well adore lien, not the path of those on whom is your anger, nor that of those who are straight. This is the seventh verse of Surah Fatiha.
Amen Kathir explained the meaning of the remainder of the dua for guidance.
This is the one in the daily prayer, the Fatiha
saying that it meant Allah
help us to avoid the path of those whom you are angry with, whose intentions are corrupt, who know the truth yet deviate from it also helps us to avoid the path of those who are led astray who lost the correct knowledge, and as a result are wondering in misguidance, unable to find the correct way. Allah asserted that the two paths he described here are both misguided when he repeated the negation, not, not the path of those on whom is your anger, nor that of the last ones. were determined to be a name with a body.
These two paths are the paths of the Christians and the Jews. In fact,
this is a fact this is not just randomly blaming others, we should be aware of them and we should avoid them. The Prophet SAW Sutherlands disciple, and even Hatton He quoted the Prophet SAW Salem as saying in earlier Houda Malibu Boone, Alain,
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Indeed, Jews are those who Allah is angry with.
And the Christians are the last ones.
You will get here went on to say the path of the believers is based on knowledge of the truth and abiding by it. In comparison, the Jews abandoned practicing the religion while the Christians lost True Knowledge. This is why anger descended upon the Jews, while being described as led astray is more appropriate for the Christians.
Those who know but avoid implementing the truth deserve the anger, unlike those who are ignorant.
The Christians want to seek the true knowledge but are unable to find it because they do not seek it from the proper resources. This is why they're led astray.
We should also mention that both Christians and Jews have earned the anger and are led astray. But anger is one of the attributes more particular to the Jews. Allah said,
Man Lana, who law will have the ballet, those Jews who incurred the curse of Allah
and his rough reminder verse 60. So the rough displeasure of Allah is also on the Jews.
The curse is there and the displeasure
the curse is a consequence of the displeasure. The attribute that Christians most deserved is that of being led astray just as Allah said about them, but don't Lou min Cobble. Well done look at Iran. What don't know. And so why is Sybil
that's well my never 77 describing the Jews that started the Christians who went astray before I know who misled many and strayed themselves from the straight path.
It took hundreds of years after Prophet Jesus was lifted up for those who claim to be his followers to completely lose their way.
The process of Jesus's deification
being turned from a prophet into God was gradual among the Christians, taking them more than 300 years for its final completion at the Council of Nyssa
Misia the Council of Misia
The Christian era or the Common Era,
there in 325,
church elders, fathers bishops, after an ecumenical debate, concluded that Jesus was completely and fully God.
And the counselor confessed that this total man and this total God were one.
They also proclaim the equality of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit in what they call the Holy Trinity.
They further banished the Aryan leaders, who were the Unitarians, were the ones who are saying that God was one. And Jesus was a prophet of God. So they continued all the way up until that time, they are their own churches, and but they were declared heretics. And their churches were to be destroyed, and they were to be chased out, taken over whatever. by the vote of human beings, Jesus demand became Jesus, the God.
So behind Allah, the purpose of identifying the two paths of misguidance, as being that of the Jews and the Christians, was not to look down upon them or to speak ill of them.
Its purpose was twofold. One, to warn the believers of the consequence for not acting on the knowledge they have, as the Jews did. Allow warned the believers and so on Bacala verse 44, saying, I thought maroon and NASA bilberry button sound, I'm full circle.
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this state of misguidance invites a loss, anger and displeasure.
especially regarding whoever deliberately does wrong, while knowing full well that it is rough.
The second way, on the other hand, was to warn the believers against being comfortable with being in a state of ignorance, like the Christians.
This state is to have lost our way due to deliberate ignorance or a lack of knowledge where knowledge is available and accessible. In such a state, one can easily be led astray.
I recall while I was studying in Medina University, back in the 70s, mid to late 70s. During the summers, I used to return to Canada and the US and the West Indies, to share what I was learning with Muslims there.
More than once, when I tried to inform born Muslims, people who had Muslim backgrounds, etc. They're still ignorant of Islam. When I tried to inform them about certain matters from the Sharia.
They would put their hands over their ears to cover their ears and walk away quickly saying they don't want to hear. They don't want to hear what I'm saying. They don't want to know about it. Why? Because as long as they don't know, as they were saying, Allah won't hold them to account.
But that was their philosophy.
They prefer to just keep doing what they're doing, not knowing
the correct way, because they were thinking they're thinking that it would be excused by Allah. It is true that a law won't hold those to account
for their errors if they don't know the Bible, Solomon said roofie Allah Tala mo Angela Kalasa. I mean, not me had dire status. Why didn't move tele Hata Jabra? Well, I'm in Sabi had jaquar Are
there are three groups of people whose bad actions are not recorded a sleeper until he awakes a mentally impaired person until he is restored to reason and a boy until he reaches puberty.
They can't be blamed.
Allah does not hold them accountable.
So like the mentally impaired.
These people believe that they won't be held accountable for the sense
the sins which they didn't know about.
I'll also confirm that those whom the message of Islam did not reach would not be held to account saying
Well, my name was Amina had Tana Botha Rasulullah
I will not punish anyone until I send a messenger to them. So in this raw, verse 15.
To avoid being in such a state, the believers are obliged to seek authentic knowledge from the authentic sources. And the Prophet SAW Salem was quoted by Anna Sydney Malik as instructing his followers saying, tolerable Elmi for Eva, Allah only Muslim
seeking knowledge is a religious obligation on every Muslim. So those who have the opportunity to gain correct knowledge and deliberately avoid getting it will not be excused for doing wrong or to ignorance.
Guidance is only from Allah
Omar canon enough sin and took me in lab in the La
Jolla Gianna rich sir and Lena Lai Yakubu no one can believe except by Allah's Leave. And Allah lays abomination on those who do not use their understanding to our units first 100
I will Allah Modi and his staff Sirota femal Quran, he explained the two parts of this verse as follows.
No one can believe except by Allah's leaf. This is to emphasize the principle that the bestowal of all of these blessings is in the power of Allah alone.
Therefore, none can acquire or bestow on anyone any blessing without the permission of Allah.
As faith and guidance are also blessings, they too, can be acquired only with Allah's permission, and no one can acquire these without his permission, nor bestow these on anyone on anyone else, even though they desire to do so.
That is why even if the Prophet SAW Selim had sincerely desire to make people, believers forcibly, he could not have done this. For this could be done only with Allah's permission. And
the second part, Allah is abomination on those who do not use their understanding. This points out according to
Ala Maududi. This points out clearly that the above principle is not applied blindly, and irrationally, so as to bestow the blessing on faith on or withhold it from anyone, without any rhyme or reason, just random,
but it works according to a system which is based on wisdom.
Allah bestows this on anyone who uses his common sense, properly in search of the truth. So Allah provides for such a one, the means of attaining it in proportion to the sincerity of his intention, and the extent of his exertion, and grants him it's correct knowledge acquired for faith.
But he throws the filth of ignorance deviation, wrong thinking and wrongdoing, on the one who is not a seeker after the truth, and does not use his common sense and intelligence properly because of his prejudices, or does not use it at all in search of the truth. And this is what such people deserve.
who said that guidance is like a conversation between humans and God.
Allah guides the human
and the human responds by accepting his guidance or rejecting it.
If they accept it, the law guides them further. And if they're rejected, Allah either ignores them or causes them to become even more misguided. This conversation takes place every single day of our lives. The more we choose guidance, the more we are guided by Him. The more we disobey and turn our backs on him, the more we are misguided, He lets us become
but the conversation was already written 50,000 years before the
While the Prophet SAW Selim was in a funeral procession, he picked up something and started scraping the ground with it. And he said, every one of you has his place written for him either inhale, or in paradise, or in both hell and environments is a place written,
identified. The Companions asked on Messenger of Allah, shall we depend on what was written for us, and give up trying to do good deeds? He replied, carry on doing good deeds for everyone will find it easy to do the deeds which will lead them to their destined place for which they were created.
So he who is destined to be among the happy, the happy people in the hereafter will find it easy to do the deeds characteristic of such people. While he was destined to be among the miserable ones, will find it easy to do the deeds characteristics to such people. However, at the same time, the Prophet SAW Salem affirm that our prayers and actions do affect what would have been written, had we not done them, or what was written and erased
Lyra Tada Illa Illa da wala Z Doofy. phenom Marie illan better.
Call Saul sallam said nothing counters Allah's decree except prayer. Lie erode the other
in the DA and nothing increases our lifespan except righteousness. In the Quran says Yamaha Allahu Maya Shah. Oh you submit. We're in the Hooman kitab. Allah erases whatever He wills
and he affirms whatever He wills for with him is the mother book to arrive verse 39. And misguided person has no right to say to God, I asked you for guidance but you misguided me, because this is not how the universe works. Allah guides constantly everyone who sincerely asks him for guidance. I misguided personal be one who constantly chooses misguidance Allah guides them to himself and places reminders on their path. But if they constantly turn away, Allah will punish them for their choices.
In Allah Ha, you didn't do my Asha? Well, yeah, de la he my man ANAB
say Allah leads astray whoever He wills, and He guides to himself. Whoever repents, to arrive verse 27. The connection between guidance and righteous deeds, thoughts, and righteous intentions is repeated throughout the
a madman, APA what the call
What's up Dr. Bill Husna for several years Sue Lynn Yusra. As for him who is charitable and righteous and confirms goodness, Allah says I will facilitate for him the path of ease. So a little verse
57, sorry, verses five to seven.
this principle, a lot can and does mislead some of his creatures.
He can and does mislead some of his creatures.
It is a result of Allah's justice and not his favoritism, or according to women's those who reject the Lord's guidance go astray and are sent further astray.
As Allah said in sort of SFX verse five,
for Lamaze Ahoo
Azog, Allahu Kaluga, whom when they deviated a lot, deviate to their heart's Allah who lie at the local woman faceting and Allah does not guide sinful people.
In terms of the causes of misguidance
In fact, there are too many to list
that would be a lecture in and of itself.
The most general advice for everyone is to choose your best friends carefully. As the Prophet saw some advice and believers saying I Raji Allah, Dini, Khalili for liangzhu I had to come, man, you Khalid
a man will
be upon the religion of his close friend. So let one of you look at whom he befriends closely. In another narration he was reported to himself said choose your friends well, for you will be raised on the Day of Judgment with your friends.
That concludes our presentation. And we'll now finish it with calling on Allah using the Divine Name and Hadi and its attribute
in a dua la Abdullah reported that the province on Salam used to pray saying Allah
the the law reports of the Prophet SAW Salem used to pray saying Allahumma inni as a local Buddha, what to call when the FF one Vina,
Oh Allah, I ask you for guidance, piety, chastity, and affluence.
In the Quran,
in Surah, Ali Imran verse eight. Allah says there have been a lot to the Kulu bada bada in Daytona. I have learned I'm in the dunk Urashima in the cantle Wahab our Lord do not make our hearts deviate after having guided us and bestow on us mercy from your presence as you are the continuous giver.
Oh Allah. Yeah, Heidi, we recognize that you are the ultimate, the complete and the only true guide. A dinner Serrata Mr.
Dinner Serrata call Mr. King.
Guide us to Your straight path and make us those who regularly beseech you sincerely for your guidance in every matter. Yadi inspire us to be conscious of your guidance and thankful for it. Support this in guiding others to Islam and bless us with your guidance to enter your paradise. Yeah, Allah. You have given us Islam without us asking for it. So please don't borrow us from Paradise now that we are asking for it. Yeah, howdy yackety. Yak are hammer. Rashmi
Salam alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.
With that we complete our presentation for today.
And we shift to our section
to our third section, which is that I'm looking at some of your questions a few of your questions, inshallah before closing out the complete session.
So, let us begin with your questions.
We have a few from Beamish Ronnie. My question is about Hadith
that Hazzard Maryam. And Sarah the wife of Pharaoh will be the wives of Prophet Muhammad SAW Solomon heaven
will be among the wives of Proverbs suddenly in heaven. Is this hadith authentic and true?
To be honest, I can't remember.
it's quite reasonable.
Saara, the wife of Pharaoh surely will not be with Pharaoh in paradise.
And how's that my room?
Had no husband. So
that would make perfect sense. But
of course, whether hadith is correct or not, is not according to what makes perfect sense and what doesn't make perfect sense but
what in fact is narrated authentically from the Prophet SAW Salem.
Beamish goes on to ask a second question and he finished that before looking at questions from others.
Allah's Name Alhaji Allah guides to give chances to everyone to come to the true path only to the one he wills it's to everyone
to give us the chance the opportunity to everyone, but those who make it are those who choose it and accept the chances that were given
Second question. Sister Zainab asks, What's the third question? Is the mind reading series available in ebook format? Currently to start, shall lives is my intention to have it available in ebook format.
Question from our Instagramers
is it look a toy for a woman to cover their hair during a ban?
It is not obligatory, nor recommended
for a woman to cover here at the time of the event, if she chooses to do so she may do so. But there is no blessing in it. There's no reward in it from Salem did not instruct us to do it.
if salaams what is the concept of soulmates in heaven?
I don't know too much about soulmates in Heaven, to be honest, already decided for heaven by Allah. Or can we choose?
The decision of who becomes mates are mates in
That's where the law
and the fact that it's with a law doesn't mean we don't have a chance to choose.
we leave it to the lie, don't have knowledge of that. We know that whatever we decide wherever it pleases us, those who make it to paradise we pray Allah, Allah makes us all among those in paradise. You know, Allah says, Allah comfy, how am I attached to him physical, you will have in the Paradise whatever your soul's desire. So, if your soul desires such a such a soulmate, then you will have it. Charla in one way or another, it may not be in the way that you might think, this life here, but it's with Allah.
We have another question from Instagramers
is it haram to show only face to non Muharram?
Is it haram to show for that's for a woman obviously, to show her face to a non Muslim? Well, some scholars all that it is haram.
But many other scholars also hold that it is not. The face is nice not required for a woman to cover her face. So
one week, one thing we can say is definite that it is commendable for a woman to choose to do so. And, you know, allow rewards us according to our intentions
for the question.
How to Increase memory do etc for students.
How to Increase memory and memory I guess regarding for students regarding what they're studying to retain it
as much righteous deeds as you can
to avoid sinful deeds, because sinful deeds will affect our memory that will cause us to be weaker in memory.
that's what scholars have said anyway, that
when Imam Shafi had complained to his teacher, about his poor memory,
his teacher told him to avoid sense
avoid more sense
and the second part of the question
was just that, how to increase memory etc. For students memory of dua, memory of dua
in terms of
increase the number of data points you
find the time and learn the doors and most importantly, be sincere in
the applications that we do,
which are not prescribed specifically from
important for developing sincerity in cars applications
can I marry a Christian woman I may revert and it's difficult to find a wife since I'm non Arab
yes you can marry a Christian woman
if she's a practicing
Christian woman at one just to name
it's permissible as a Muslim you have converted and
you're obviously in
an Arabic region of the world and as you said it's difficult for you to find
a wife because
unfortunately some Arabs will not marry their daughters sisters whatever to non Arabs to me that happens and it may be by default perhaps if you build your
friend network and me let them know because maybe as a
you know, a person who was from a Western background you're shy people don't go around asking people to help them find wise it's not common but in among Muslims, it is perfectly okay to ask your friends to help you if there's anybody
help you find somebody etc. It's perfectly okay and there's no shame in it. You know, it's not something shameful. So don't be shy to ask
because he was a non Arab you may ask him
perhaps there are some for example, don't want to marry Arabs. You know, I've
heard of sisters etc.
Looking for a husband gently say they don't want them to what am I somebody who's not an arm? Because they are not happy with certain elements of our culture, or our male culture.
There's also a question from guli
de Akata. Deepa?
Do we have six pillars or five pillars? There's five pillars of Islam and six pillars of Eman fish. I've been interaction slump and six of faith. Why is nail polish not permissible? While praying
nail polish if you've put on the nail polish after making will do you haven't broken you will do you can pray that nail polish shot
but if you've put on nail polish first and you don't have to do and you have to make wudu then the nail polish will prevent water from reaching your nails in which case your will do is invalid
Okay, I think we're gonna have to
shut down now. MashAllah barkcloth Fico. have come to the end. Allah bless you all. And we'll see you in our next class which will be on May name 63.
Which is an idea
or not sorry, it's session 63.
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