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as we promised last night cassava pinata and today we have our friend here and brother Islam, brother beloved
to be back again, he has you know it was very enjoyable to listen back to the tapes that we have last night.
It was a lot of fun last night.
You know there were so many questions that came in later on.
relative to what we have been talking about.
And most of these are actually reactions. reflections on why Islam is so and so for example, why Islam for example, can be considered a way of life and not just a religion.
As you can see even more as a more elaborate more
spread out the friends and listeners out there in the various parts of the Philippines who are picking up this broadcast
Muslims or non Muslims.
This point is a very important and significant aspect of Islam. In that it is not something which is private, and
you know, relegated only to the spiritual side of men. You know, where as we say in,
in, in the West, that you know, religion is like you know, a personal thing. It's not something that you should really be arguing about. Everybody has their own rights to follow whatever religion they they wish to follow, however they want to follow it. However, the Islamic view is that the religion of God is something which is obligatory for everyone to follow. Men has been created by God with a purpose. And that purpose is to worship God to submit himself or herself to the will of God.
This submission is not something which is confined to one day a week, whether it be Saturday or in the Friday, Sabbath, Sunday, it is a submission which has to come throughout a person's day it is a 24 hour commitment to God, as long as one is conscious, one should be in the service of God. And the way to be in the service of God is to be conscious of God. First and foremost, one has to be conscious of God, that to be conscious of God, in a way which God wishes for us to be conscious, we also have to have knowledge of God. Because if we don't know who God is, then we will be conscious of one who is not God. So you have people around the world, believing that God, you know, and
they're very conscious of that, but believing that God is a cow, you know, or an elephant or a tree or you know, birds or RNN, you know, this, this is a delusion,
Father, etc, or a mother, or a human being, you know, these kinds of concepts, this comes from a lack of knowledge of who God is. So, it is necessary that one has knowledge of whom God is correct knowledge. After that, then one has to remember that God's worship, one has to depend on that God, to be able to handle the trials and tribulations of this life, and be able to escape the traps and the tricks that have been set and played by satanic forces, which surround us in the various societies.
And this is a process which, as I said, is a 24 hour a day process. And this is why Islam provides guidance for men from the time he wakes up. So the time he goes to sleep, and even if he wakes up in the middle of the night, there is a science which has been given by the prophet as to what to do if one has bad dreams, etc, etc. And when one goes to the bathroom, there is a methodology which has been prescribed by the prophet, you know, when one puts on one's clothes, as a methodology, and also the whole of one's life, follow the system, you know, some people say well, this is too rigid, but the thing is that we admire systems in our secular life,
for a radio station to function, you have to follow systems, there are times that you have to be there, there are switches that you have to push and pull and turn, etc. You know, and same thing for a hospital to function people have to be there on time doctors have to have certain skills and you know, everything has to function systematically and according to order for for it to be successful. And religion is really a part of life. What is found in the secular aspects of life, I also found within the religion, one has to have a religious system for it to be true to life, it must have a system which governs all aspects of the human beings life with men is not left up to his own whims
and wishes, how I feel today and how I feel tomorrow. Otherwise, he will go straight, satanic forces out there pretty powerful, and will join into all kinds of delusions and illusions. So Islam provides that system, which enables men to live a righteous and godly life if he takes that system to heart, unless you have to keep in mind because it doesn't mean that every person will walk around says I'm a Muslim, all of a sudden, he now becomes God conscious and a righteous individual, saying I'm a Muslim, does that make one a Muslim? You know,
being a Muslim, living according in accordance to the teachings of Islam is what makes one a Muslim. And one who does that truly becomes a God conscious individual, a God fearing individual, no, who will live Islam and live righteousness 24 hours a day, and that is what God wants for men. In other words,
he is not a mere lip service.
Not as a Muslim now, Enzo, especially, there are so many bad for example, in a given situation of many people in different places, who were Muslims, you know, not by, you know, by their because of their parents, their parents are Muslims, but they never they never tried to learn something about Islam. So they're able to develop able to practice according to the correct teachings of Islam.
And so what they continuously follow are the traditions of their neighbors so their forefathers or their grandparents or their parents,
what can you say about those kind of, you know, kind of life
and we consider that Islamic or it definitely is not, you know, Islam is a choice. Islam is not like a path
Sports you know why nationality because you're born in the Philippines to Filipino parents This makes you a Filipino, but because you're born to Muslim parents or in a Muslim land, this doesn't automatically make you a Muslim, unless you choose Islam as your way of life. So, it has to be a conscious choice, you know the religion that you practice, which is by culture, which is just ritual that you, you know, you do from day to day, this is not acceptable to God, what is acceptable to God is the conscious choice to submit to His will. So, people who, you know, are just following customs or rituals, and call themselves Muslim ears, but in fact, in their actual practice, we find them
committing all kinds of heinous crimes in the society and, and because of that, for example, in the Philippines, there are many Muslims, or Muslims in general may be known or or are deemed to be criminals, you know, these Muslim criminals in the
US, you know, some people in the prison, he was the CE one CP statement, oh, he was being sued, they must be criminal. These kinds of statements, you know, are not unfair, you know, in the general sense, however, I mean, what has happened is that there are Muslims who are doing criminal acts, and are people who call it services or doing criminal acts, and this is now attributed to Islam in general. But in fact, the Islamic view is that a person who claims to be a Muslim, and does not practice the teachings of Islam, but in fact is, you know, against Islam, in all of his actions and all that you really have to say, such an individual is considered to be an Arabic, the term they use
is called a monastic literally translates into hypocrite, but actually, it really means a person who, who claims that he is a Muslim, but in fact, he's a disbeliever in science, and God has said in the crime concerning such people in nirmanakaya, penises can eliminate these hypocrites, these type of aliens will he will be in the lowest levels of the hellfire.
So just because one, you know,
to be a Muslim, that does not guarantee him paradise, we don't have any, you know, children of God's chosen people. Just because you happen to be backed by a Muslim family, it means you've got a ticket to paradise know, your ticket to Paradise is true faith and righteous deeds.
hungry, hungry, brother Filippo laddus co quite clear enough, you know.
So already my friends who are listening out there, I would like to inform you that this program is live. So you can join us in this program by calling telephone number 6312647. Actually, there are many calls already
got one called brother Muhammad is what it is about.
Actually, before you go into the call, there was a question from yesterday, which we didn't answer which was
this is going to depend on Japan. Yes. And the difference between the two in the Quran actually the term sadaqa you know, is used to refer to both voluntary and obligatory charity zeca refers particularly to the obligatory charity, as the guy being a 2.5% of one's accumulated wealth, which one has to give to the poor
on a yearly basis, every year one has to calculate one's accumulated income, whatever one savings are, which over and above a certain minimum exemption limit. And, and whatever is above that 2.5% of if one has amount above that, to 4.5% has to be given to the poor and not to a priest or minister, you know, or even to a mosque it is given to the poor to the needy that people were given to actually set stipulated, this is what that cat represents, and it is one of the pillars or main practices of Islam obligatory for every Muslim. However, saga is generally used to refer to a voluntary version of this where a person, although is required only to give 2.5%, you know, as a
compulsory requirement, he goes and gives of himself, you know, whatever amounts of money he wishes, you know, as well as he wishes to have the poor and to the needy. This is called sadaqa. In general, even beyond the the 2.5%. Yes, I mean, it took 1% and said, You know, this recap. And in the crime itself, the client sometimes uses investments to both recap, as well as in reference to the voluntary, you know, charity. Yes, I think that's great. Okay, there are many questions now, coming up, and we'll try to answer this.
And let me see
the question again, here, let me be
vidrio according to a professor, there are many kinds of crimes that can be committed by man. I also said that the Bible shows different examples, insists, committed by other people and prophets, by example, he gave is that a Prophet, peace be upon him, saying he went to Hagar, the maid. And she can see the child is my
professor said, the Jews had the tradition, which allows polygamy or to marry one's made,
like, what was done by However, many Christians allows only one way. So the Jews and the Muslims is okay. But the Christians are
our other is a sin. Therefore, is it a crime? How can we correct them? and convince them that Abraham did with Hagar was not the same?
So that was the question.
this is a case of,
really, I would say, an irrational approach to understanding the Jewish practices, practices which were sanctioned by God, you know, unless written reference, particularly to Abraham marrying his handmaiden, Hagar, that this is something which was sanctioned by God, it has been sanctioned also in Islam. It was a practice among the prophets. And how could one look at this marriage in any way, as a sin when Jesus himself did not prohibit such marriages, Jesus did not specify that one man should have one life This was not specified by Jesus at all. This is something which was introduced by the church due to Roman and Greek influence. When the teachings were carried into Greece and into
Rome, where it was the practice of the time, that one have only one life according to Greek and Roman law, only one wife is permitted, though. At the same time, it was also permitted that one has relations with one slaves without marrying them again, and in Greece, a very large percentage of impossibly over 50% of the population were actually slaves, you know, so, they on one hand, they prohibited demand from marrying more than one wife, but the man was allowed to have relations with a slave woman as he wished.
And this was this point vision of
marriage, which carried on into the evolving system that becomes known today as Christianity which has prohibited plural marriages or polygamous marriages. Jesus himself did not prohibit such marriages, it was a practice by the rabbis. And it was not prohibited by Jesus or his companions, in the way he had brother villas. Actually, this question or the professor here is not fair. Why because
it is not also mentioned here that Abraham married
he, he is insinuating here that
I had only some relationship with me.
But it is not true. There was marriage.
Just like for example, what they did also with some other prophets, like for example, for instance,
that was marriage with most of these are Wally's wives, you know, and they the Bible was, you know, shipping, shipping is saying that, you know, there was no marriage and it was only concubines and whatever. So, therefore,
another thing that I could, you know, perhaps,
give more emphasis about what you're saying, rather, rather the law is that
these acts of Abraham or the prophets were, as you mentioned, sanctioned by God, and they are not their own making. It is a plan of God that they should have two nations for example, nations of billowing bicep and another one is my we should add though that the other acts which have been attributed
To like profit more, is claimed that
not possible with profit lots not where he was claimed to have been after he left Sodom and Gomorrah to have gone into a cave and his two daughters got drunk and they committed incest and had children by him. These stories we look at as being distortions and
deformation of the property you don't believe this is that this was sanctioned by God Assad has not been sanctioned by God. And this was not the way of the prophets. But these were lies, which were written by Jewish individuals against the prophets here. There are many other stories which have made lies not only against the Prophet, but against God Himself, you know, where God is, is claimed to have repented for what you did to the Jews, you know, you read these verses earlier years, you know, that God got tired on the seventh day, and you know, after working six days, creating the earth of university got tired, and then take a rest on the seventh, these are all lies, which have
been written by, you know, early individuals from the Jewish nation, against God, and as well against the prophets. They killed the prophets of the past, you know, they've chosen eyes against them.
That is why we have the Quran in order to correct the mistake. Anyway, Brother virol, we have now a caller, we have so many callers In fact, but it was not placed on the air just due to some Hello, hello.
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society. Okay, thank you very much.
Very good question whether VLAN is a common problem in
LA, especially in a diverse society like ours?
I think your question is very clear. Well, I really didn't get, you know, with a feedback. And he said that it is a very important element in Islam among the women in Islam. And what can you say is that, for example, some women were first driven by poverty, to commit lewdness,
some kind of, you know, to destroy the chastity.
And some instances when women are being raped, for example, and, you know, forced to find the style of prostitution,
what can you say about that, and so, if it is a problem, then what will be what is our recommendation,
we can say that,
if a person, you know, the obvious, first obvious case, that of a person, you know, who is raped, then such a person is not held, you know, in any way sinful or accountable for what has happened to them according to Islamic law. So, you know, the Muslim community should, you know, give their full support and not look at such a person in any kind of negative light, give their sympathy and empathy, and to try to support and help such individuals. In the case, you know, of somebody who is driven to looseness due to poverty, one would have to question.
I mean, is, this really actually the last option left for them, they had no other option, if, in fact, it came to this, that they had, you know, gone to the Muslim community and sought help and, and couldn't find any help. And we're in a situation where the only way that they could get money to feed themselves or their children or whatever was to you know, commit some acts of lewdness, then such an individual if it was truly that case, where again, that be held accountable before God, because it's a question of survival. And the Muslim community would bear the sense of not coming to the aid of such you know, a woman in such circumstances, but I would tend to think that is highly
Did you know I mean, because this is like a hypothetical circumstance, he I don't really want to give any kind of justification for anybody to come up and say, Well, I did this because yeah, I was forced by the circumstances No, no, I would tend to think that the Muslim community, they always some people in the community, who would be willing to come to the aid of such individuals, you know, who had no other options, you know, and this is one of the reasons why, you know, we have the institution of polygamy in Islam, where, you know, women and now married women, etc, you know, who are divorced or whatever who have are in such situations of difficulty, you know, maybe married into
other families to help look after them vs.
Also, I think
those things decrease, whether we live
in a poverty problem cannot be solved by committing a sin,
like committing a sin, transgressing below God. There are other avenues, as there are other other solutions to certain problems. And, you know, to capture the problem and go into violating the laws of God would be making a putting yourself in a very difficult situation. We'll continue offense after our five minute news break.
Before the question, brothers, it is now waiting time that we should have our reminder.
Okay, while they began to welcome us to the second portion of our Islamic awareness program, for your time for your convenience is actually five minutes past nine o'clock in the evening. And as usual, this is your favorite regarding Islam. atonia. welcoming you again to this second portion of Islamic awareness. And brother Abu Amina de la Philip
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Alhamdulillah. So let's go through the many many questions that are there. I've read the receipt, I think there is a question now provided
to us here. There were many who are insisting that smoking is haram. While there are many others in conclusion that it is a co What is your
view about this, but there are beliefs regarding smoking habit,
actually, to handle this particular question would take a good bit of time. I was just trying to give a brief view of islamically you know, what is the ruling on smoking? First, we have to understand that the Islamic laws
which are divinely revealed, are unchangeable. These do not change. And these form the foundation for
you know, the Islamic law as applied in the society. You know, we have two names for this, we have the Sharia, which you know, refers basically to the revelation in the Quran. And once the Prophet Muhammad peace, be upon him, has explained the talk. Whereas when we apply that to day to day life, this is referred to as fifth or Islamic law in this general sense.
The Sharia is unchangeable. This does not change because it is based on divine revelation, it doesn't change with time, this will stand until the day of judgment. However, you know, the Islamic application of these laws, you know, by scholars, when they try to make rulings based on these Foundation, foundational principles, according to the knowledge that they have of their existing circumstances, these rulings may change. So this is where the flexibility lies in the application of Islamic law, in that the knowledge that we have in a given time may determine
the course of the law, how it may be changed, you know, etc. Now, when we come to look at the issue of smoking, when it first came into the Muslim world came to Turkey, in the period in the Ottoman period,
what we found is that the scholars at the time, you know, attempted to make a ruling on smoking at that period of time. When they looked at the harmful effects of smoking, they found that the main harmful effect of it was that it created bad breath. You know what we know that noise a smoker is breath, which is you know, offensive, you know, odor which tends to come in the individual, you know, breathes in the presence of other people's, you know, this smokers aggressive, offensive odor was appeared to be the only harmful effect of smoking. So they then went back now to the city as a foundational principle that we started to see. Was there any statements made by the prophet
Serving offensive things which produce offensive odors in the breath. And what they found was that the Prophet Mohammed had ruled that those who eat garlic and onion which produces this offensive breath, should not come to the mosque, they should stay away from the mosque because of the harm that they caused those because in our form of prayer, we pray very close to each other, you know, and there are movements which involve, you know, speaks spoken expressions wherein one may exhale, and, you know, harm those who are next to them, you know, such individuals were discouraged from coming to the, to the mosque, and as such, the eating of garlic or onion was ruled to be more cruel
On the basis of that ruling concerning garlic and onion, the ruling was transferred by analogy to smoking, it was also classified as moku. However, you know, centuries later, you know, in our particular period of time, in the last 10 years, or 12 years, we have found through scientific analysis of the effects of smoking on
human society, human individuals, in over a long period of time, it has been shown that smoking produces cancer, and we know that cancer kills. So we can say, categorically that smoking kills. So now we have to look scholars then look into, you know, the Islamic law to see what rulings are there in the city of this basic law, which deals with elements which are, you know, murderous, which can kill an individual, poisonous, and the ruling in Islam, for an individual to take something which he knows will kill him and can kill him. Such a ruling is that such a substance is considered to be haram or prohibited and sinful if one takes it. If an individual takes poison and kills himself, he
is destined to hell, the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings upon him said one will kill themselves will find himself in hell killing itself continually. So, suicide in Islam is prohibited. And if one takes something which one knows will kill oneself or could kill oneself, such an act is considered to be sinful. And whether this is sinful, whether it is something you take and kill yourself immediately or you kill yourself over a period of time. So, whether you take a glass of poison and kill yourself instantaneously, or you take only a few drops or a few sips, and it accumulates over a period of six months or a period of a year and you die from it, it is still the
ruling is still the same, taking something which you know, is as murderous for you is considered to be prohibited. And this may even be in the case of substances which are in and of themselves, allow, for example, sugar, sugar in and of itself is something which is perfectly allowable. However, for a diabetic, if the doctor informs such an individual, that
if they take sugar, it will cause them to go into a coma and die for that individual removed that the taking of sugar can kill him or her The taking of sugar becomes haram or sinful. So if we know anything is harmful, or something which is potentially, you know, fatal, to takes us this substance is considered to be prohibited in Islam. How, as such, the correct ruling concerning smoking in this time, is that it is haram without adult handling. That is very clear.
And very comprehensive. Okay. I think the question is, well, well, I said,
wish john address.
Christmas is fast approaching and it is being celebrated by Christians as the birth of Jesus Christ. Why the Muslims do not believe in Christmas, Muslims forbidden also to celebrate their birthdays.
Except, you know, Christmas celebration of the birth of Prophet Jesus, because the celebration of the birth of any prophet is not acceptable. islamically even the celebration of the birthday of Prophet Muhammad may God's peace and blessings be upon him and then upon Prophet Jesus. It is permitted really in Islam.
Low many Muslims were celebrated around the world. It has no basis in the teachings of Islam, because what we define as being acceptable islamically
Not acceptable is what has been sanctioned by the Koran, and what has been sanctioned by the teachings of the Prophet Muhammad May Allah peace and blessings be upon him. And since the father
celebrate his own birthday, nor did he tell his companions, his disciples followers to celebrate his birthday, such a practice is not considerable, considered to be acceptable, it's probably because the prophets had also say, said may God's peace and blessings be upon him, whoever innovates in the religion innovates bring something new in the religion which is not a part of it. Such an act is not acceptable to God. When asked that we hammered in Malaysia men who for us, such an action is not acceptable to God, it is no one may have the best of intentions. And it may seem to be a very pious act, if it has not been sanctioned by the prophet Muhammad mela, peace and blessings be upon him.
Such an act is not acceptable to God, it is classified as a false and cursed innovation.
In regards to celebration of the birth of Prophet Jesus, of course, may God's peace be upon him, of course, he is considered amongst Christians to have been gods, so they are celebrating the birth of God. So of course, Muslims could never join into the celebration of the birth of God because we don't believe God was born in the first place. You know, God is the creator of the universe was without beginning and without any, so to celebrate, the birth of God is blasphemy. You know, and so Muslims will not celebrate it as such, in terms of the celebration of their own birthdays.
This in Islam, actually is not acceptable. From the point of view, that the act of celebration of birthdays is a pagan ritual, which has emanated out of Europe out of pagan Europe. If one goes back to the one of the major encyclopedias like Encyclopedia Britannica, one may find on the birthdays, the history, where did the celebration of birthdays come from, and it was connected with pagan rituals in ancient Europe. So, because of this pagan origin of the celebration of birthdays, it would be considered unacceptable for a Muslim to celebrate his birthday or the birthday of his or her children. One of the points we wanted to mention also concerning the actual birth of Prophet
Jesus, peace beyond him, the date of his birth is unknown.
If we go back again to the encyclopedias will find that the the learning scholars who gathered such historical evidence, you know, have explained that the date was a date, which had been arbitrarily fixed. And in fact, even in the Christian world, between the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox, Greek Orthodox, we find the difference, Roman Catholic and the rest of the Protestant celebrate on the 25th of December, and the Eastern Orthodox on the seventh of January. So there is dispute even amongst them on such days. And as I said, there is no factual historical evidence to indicate that Jesus was, in fact born on the 25th of December. But in fact, you know, this was one of the days
which was celebrated by pagan Romans, you know, as the winter hour they call the winter equinox, I believe, you know, where in the days have become particularly short. And they felt that this was a result of the action of one of the gods here and they would celebrate this
as a means of worshipping such a God that this became introduced into Catholic and lesser into Protestant practices.
Thank you very much, brother, Vilas for that. Very nice and very comprehensive visor. Your brother Mohammed, yeah. Next question, Attorney, patina Gabrielle. The question is, is polygamy a condition or it is the prevalence? Next question, whether Villa is the chapter for the Elisa bursary of the Holocaust and recommends monogamy?
So the first
question concerning whether polygamy is conditional or freelance, well,
what we have to say is that
there is a condition set by God.
You know, concerning the
marrying of more than one
God says, Mary, this is in the chapter four verse three, which our sister mentioned, Mary of the women of your choice to three
that, if you fear that you shall not be able to deal justly with them, then only one. So there is this condition of marriage to only one, if one fear that one is unable to deal justly with them. Now, there is a mistaken understanding which has been expressed by some people, that the previous lions of the verse which say, and if you fear that you shall not be able to deal justly with the orphans, marry women of your choice to three or four, that this
allowance to marry two, three or four women is only in the case where one It feels that he cannot do justly with orphans. However, that interpretation is a wrong interpretation, based on the action of the Prophet Muhammad SAW Allah Himself in more than one as well as that of his companions. The issues of orphans did not come into play in these in many cases, this was a recommendation in the case of orphans. However, the allowance to marry two three or four women of one's choice that is a general allowance, conditional on justice, that one has to deal justly with the wives. And justice means not necessarily equality, because one may be equal and unjust, in the sense that if one has a
wife, for example, who is
has five children and another wife who has one child, one will have to provide more money to provide food in the home of the wife of five children than in the home of the wife, with one child, that is an obvious case where one has to deal in different proportions, this is justice. But if one were to give each the same amount of money, though, that may be equal, it would not be just similarly in dealing with the wives themselves, for example, one wife may be very slim, and and so you might only be required to, to buy one yard of cloth for her to make a dress. But otherwise, maybe, you know, jumper you may be required to buy two yards for her to make a dress that we've covered her
appropriately. So now if you just buy one yard and say, I'm going to be equal, and I give one to one, that there is injustice here, because the wife who needs two years will not be able to utilize this material, the requirement is very basically and fundamentally that of justice, there are the conditions which have been, you know, incorrectly placed on this marriage, like some countries actually Muslim, so called Muslim countries have actually even put into the law, that for a man to take a second life, he must get the permission of his first wife. However, this has no basis in the teachings of Islam. This is only
Western influence governments, you know, trying to to modify polygamy. So in such a way that it may appear acceptable to Western eyes. Yeah. Yeah, we know some people, you know, say
Yeah, another question attorney. The question is that desecrated heaven in seven days, but the scientists claim that there are 11 is which is
our says that he has created seven habit had been
not necessarily seven layers of atmosphere above us is seven heavens, or not in reference to the seven layers we know as the stratosphere and you know, whatever sphere
This is not the same thing. You know. So this is just a misconception on the part
heaven, Heaven is still beyond the reach of the unknown to science.
The universe as we know it.
Okay. Next question. Yeah, the next question is, is hiring yourself as a Muslim, Christian permanent, is the same.
If one fears, bodily harm, that is, if the family you know, as openly said that, if any of our children accept Islam, we're going to kill them, you know, where one life is under threat. In such cases, one is allowed to hide being a Muslim. However, if one only fears, their displeasure, you know, the family will not be happy, they may dislike you, they may kick you out the house or these type of things, you know, to hide it then would not be correct. Because the trials that come in this life, if one is patient with them, God will find a way for the believer and and God has stated that many places in the grind that if one feels God, that
Doing what is required of that individual, and God will find a way for them, he will open a path for them is also said, you know, now you can live long enough and in that with that he does not burden any soul beyond its ability to bear. So whenever tribe one may face within one's families will not be beyond one's ability to handle it. And also God has promised in the mind
that with every difficulty comes ease, that no one may find yourself in a situation of difficulty, you know, the displeasure of the family, etc. This is not a permanent situation, that a theory of ease will come after it. So if one is truly believing in God, and submitting one's will to God, then there is no need for one to hide one's faith from one family as an except in the case where one's life has been threatened. I mean, Islam does allow it is rational and reasonable, and allows a concession with one license threaten to hide the face. Thank you, thank you very much, oh, he has further received
before the advent of Islam in the seventh century, what is the religion of the Holy Prophet?
profit was classified in a, in a sect known as there
were a group of people in Mecca, who rejected idolatry.
They had recognized that idolatry was not acceptable to God, because Meccans believed in God, but they had set up a number of intermediaries between themselves and God. But some individuals in that society recognized the faults would have this worship and had rejected it, and has sought to worship God on their own. You know, they went in with meditate, of course, the Prophet did not know the correct method of worship in the sense of worship, in the way Muslims practice it. Now, this is not until after he became a prophet and Angel Gabriel came into worship, guys, that he would meditate, he raised his hands and Pharaoh whatever meditate, and, and as such is classified, as I mentioned,
amongst the Center for the those who sought to follow the worship of one true God, you know, avoiding any kind of intermediaries, but who did not have the prophetic teachings to give them the full method of worship?
Thank you very much for that. I think that's very clear. And there is one, tell us one.
There is one problem that we that confronts us from time to time, you know, in Villa in the Philippines, perhaps in your country, in Canada, or in America, or in some other non Muslims or Muslim minorities countries, where Islam is a minority. Islam is always a victim of misunderstanding. The Muslims are considered to be misunderstood people, in as much as or as much as the religion of Islam is a misunderstood one.
That even the Muslims themselves people who call themselves Muslims,
certain percentage of about a 70%, especially in the people who are die and others have not yet rich,
even by themselves, understand religion,
Islam religion, and what can you say about this rather village?
As far as North America is concerned,
and Europe in general, they say that some of that misunderstanding has a historical basis, coming out of the crusades,
the struggle were in Christian Europe struggled with
the Muslim, Middle East, and Africa, Asia, and lost,
you know, in a series of battles, you know, ending with their final demise at the hands of the famous Western general philosophy that you've eaten. Yes, yes. And, you know, this has left a mark in the minds of the Christians from that period of time, the Middle Ages, and a lot of derogatory things have been written about Muslims is have been placed in books that are supposed to be, you know, authoritative books, and they've been handed down with each generation. So these ideas are being introduced, you know, even in the schools, and they're, they're rumors and, and then you could say slander, which is, which is circulated, you know, in the general public, as
jokes, and yeah, so you have a series of these
Establishing the media, the media, which
deliberately because it tends to be in the hands of those people who don't have a very positive attitude towards Islam. You know, the media itself tends to portray Islam in a negative light, you know, as terrorists
may be involved in any process, then this is identified as Muslims and Muslim and Arab becomes synonymous. Yes, so are all of these factors, leading to a very negative image of Muslims on a world scale, because what what is perceived in America is reflected in Philippines, Philippines, this television station, or wherever the television is coming out of America. So the images and attitudes of North America conveyed here, and in other parts of the world, what is very surprising, rather, is the fact that we're supposed to be living in a modern societies all over and with modern technologies. And
we have what we what they say, quote, unquote, freedom of press,
and freedom communications and whatever. But despite of that, if you know, the,
what happened here, for example, to Jerusalem, where the Jews, you know, for themselves, you know, to settle down there,
despite the fact that it was the Muslim, the Muslim land that were occupied by force, by, by the Jews.
In the eyes, or in our media today, in many other mediums going on, since that time of the Nagas.
all the mistakes and
I mean, this is because the media is in the hands of those people who have interests that are being served in that region. And what we're going to see probably in the coming years, is that even greater focus is going to, to be placed on the western world, because, you know, this is one of the things that when we look historically, we see both America and Russia, they were they were, you know, at odds with each other. I mean, they were all involved in supporting a disruptive movements in the Muslim world, in either movements, communist type movements, in the case of Afghanistan, you know, which overthrew governments and try to impose communism on the people. Or in the case of, for
example, the Christian rebels in southern Sudan who are, you know, affecting Sudan was a very rich country, which has the potential to feed the whole of Africa, the country is in a state of starvation, they have to import almost everything because of this continuous state of war, which has been fed by monies coming
out of America. So now that Russia is, you know, coming onto the wheel of America, you know, the New World Order is going to be
blow against the Muslim world in a unified blow. I mean, because North America no longer has to struggle with, with Russia and maybe other agreements that they had, etc. Out of the way now. So we're gonna find that the Muslim lands are going to come under a lot more pressure in these coming years, because Islam is going to be looked at now, as the threat as communism has been sorted out the door, the bogey of the communists is now gone. So what's left? Is the Muslim.
Yeah. You know, even from the spiritual angle, you know,
you know, generally, most of the religions in the West
are the Christians, or the Christianity. But
according to many
other Christians, and we're listening now can can testify to this.
He has a wrong impression
that Christianity is closer to the Jews or Judaism, or the Jewish people
are, in fact, the truth. And in fact, Christianity is supposed to be more closer to Islam than with Christianity to the Jews. Because of what happened. For example, the Prophet Jesus does the opening.
The Jews inside, never, never, you know,
respect or even didn't even accept Jesus Christ as have given up as a prophet of God.
even if the Christian accept Jesus, for example, as God, never do as a Muslim accepts him as a prophet of God. In fact, Islam is closer to both Judaism and Christianity, in terms of the Jewish
CS degrees with a law being considered to be one in that pure sense, they don't have idols or intermediaries, etc. Islam shares with them this factor was Christianity breaks away. And at the same time, as you said, Islam shares of Christianity that has a high respect for Jesus, it believes that Prophet Jesus was born through a miraculous birth. And then actually, there are even miracles attributed to Jesus in the crime that you can't even find in the Gospels. You know, and so, in fact, Islam is closer to both of these two religions, they're both of the two religions, look at Islam as being the greatest enemy. Yes.
So that should be should be borne in mind that really, from the size of the our reservations, is that they should be supposed to be closer to Islam than to Judaism.
They are, is even though they may not perceive themselves as such, because when we consider, you know, of the people who accept Islam, and who have historically accepted Islam, it has been the Christians, Islam when it's spread out of Arabia, and it went into Egypt, Egypt was a Christian country was one of the seats of learning Alexandria was the Christian seats of philosophy, you know, this area became the role of the region of what is now either Syria, Iraq, you know, Turkey, these are all the centers of Christian learning, these are all the countries the flows, etc. These are all the people who became a Muslim zero Christians.
Call Center was the Jews for the most part in every state amongst the Muslims, they lived amongst them, they were protected by them. But they didn't change few of them became Muslim. So even though they were Christian may perceive himself as being closer to the Jew. And finally, from when he actually comes in contact with the true teachings of Islam, if he's sincere, he is more ready and willing to accept Islam than the Jew. And this fact is actually mentioned in the crime itself, that a lot of sins in the crime, as you will find both the Christians, the Jews and the pagans, that the Christians are closest to you in love, you know, the Jews and the pagans. And that's correct. You
know, this is as stated in the crime 1400 years ago, and has proven itself historically to be true all these years and continues to prove itself.
God is so merciful, and God is telling us what's going to happen. And what really hadn't happened already in the past 1400 years. As a matter of fact, even without going to that level.
We believe that we Jeffersons tonight,
having come from Christian religion also is according to my friend who is listening now, that is rest axolotl, meaning, the thing is speaks for itself.
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Thank you very much for that.
Thank you very much. Okay, my
question. And I think brother, Sharif, Solomon, the question is, why is it that Jesus said in the Bible,
that in my own native land, nobody believed me? I am dishonored.
He's not allowed in his own native land, but outside his native land, people come, you know, dealing, rushing and just like what you said, Well, actually, it could be cultural practice where you say when you are known in the community, say they know who you are, they know what kind of
occupation you're you have, and they actually know your characteristic. So probably the people in the community would not want to believe you. You are paying more when you are out of your community, not within your community. I think that is
idea. Yeah. Okay. Thank you.
Not necessarily a better idea, but just some, you know, added information concerning that, say, this principle is actually been confirmed in the brain itself. You know, a lot of refers to this, in so many cases of the earlier prophets, who came to various lands to their people. They were always rejected by the people, only a very few a handful of people actually accepted him. You know, our
accepted them. And once you find even in the case of Prophet Mohammed because he's invested in the upon him and and all the prophets is also a classic example, a man who was well trusted by his people and known to be a righteous man etc, as soon as he called them to the worship of one God, they said he was a madman, and they tried to chase him out of the land. And it wasn't, you know, I mean, he was accepted by the people of Medina, and Islam spread in Medina, and eventually it came back to Mecca, but the people of Mecca his own people, they drove him, they strove to drive him out, they tried to murder him in Mecca. This is this is the could call the son of a law, the way of the
law, the destiny, that that is destined for all of the processes. So they were never accepted in their land. And this is really what Jesus had said, there. Also, the fact that the Prophet is never accepted in his land, is he and it's very, you know, important to know that he said, a prophet, a prophet, he, in other words, he's actually referring to himself right there in the Gospel as a prophet.
And one thing I think I know is you will agree with me that, of course, it's true that Prophet Muhammad peace, be upon him, wasn't able to, you know, start the religion,
start making a community of the believers in the place where he was born, and he started it in another place that's in Medina, unlike Prophet, Muhammad, peace be upon him.
Jesus, on the other hand, we cannot say that people are coming to Jesus now, in the way that Jesus was THE REAL JESUS his people, for example, this time.
Yeah, I think brother Gonzales Can I can, of course, you we are also Christian Brothers is there over there. And many other sisters out there outside there? Does this teach you? Or the belief of the people in Jesus Christ is not the way Jesus was when he was still living? The kind of beliefs coming out of the people to Jesus Christ, is by following the key
trait which is not the real Christ
when he was still alive, that's very true, very true. But even we could say, in the early days, you know, ask, you know, Jesus, as we believe was lifted up his disciples spread the word of Jesus, which was the correct word in that those early days, yes. And the people, because they left the area of Jerusalem and they went out to other areas, they went to, you know, to other areas of Palestine, to North Africa, etc. And those initial followers who weren't carrying that message, that message was accepted by the people. You know, what happened was that Paul, who was like the satanic force at work there, he was also carrying a false message. Yes, he took this now to Greece into Rome, and the
peoples of the Middle East, who accepted the message as Jesus brought it in that Jesus worshipped one God, and that you know, that Jesus himself was a prophet of God. Yes, that teaching
was now threatened by the Romans, when they came back at the time of Constantine, and forced the concept of the Trinitarian Guardian on the rest of the the Christian world, and they crushed the belief in the one God, which was called arianism. Williams, yes, yes, they call it the heresy the area and heresy because Aaron was, you know, a bishop of Alexandria, he had upheld the point of, of God being one and not being a part of a trinity, you know, and Jesus being a man and not being God, you know, and, and as I said, this himself as well as in the rest of Asia Minor, and in Palestine, you had a variety of different sex all of them were held this belief in God being one witness not
being God. But so we can say that Jesus messaged this spread in those early years and those rights are what Paul carried, ended up becoming
overtaken the real teachings of Jesus, as a matter of fact, I recall whether we live in one book that I read, during those times that you mentioned,
people who are Christians, were waiting for the coming of the Prophet that was promised by Jesus peace be upon him, and that was planted moment. That is why when Prophet Muhammad started to receive the message, you know, when he was 40, and nobody understood what why what happened to him. Nah, religious people in the among Christians believe that he was the one that was prophesized by Prophet Jesus, that is to come after him. masala
anyways, there are so many questions whether he is yes, there are
is a questionnaire that has been
called over here. This is a question from a subpoena. in obedience to the law of God we first started the days with unallowable nila stone as described in Christianity. Well this is not practiced by many, but only to send a few who willingly submits oneself and one's faculties to God.
mortification subduing passions and appetites totally by banners obscene isn't everyone inflicting pain on the body, necessary to resist actual temptations, eliminate positive imperfections and make preparations for the sins of others? Would you not consider this practice acceptable and pleasing to God?
The practice of self mortification, you know, by Christian
monks and nuns and priests, etc, is not acceptable. We know.
Their intention, you know, maybe something praiseworthy, but the methodology is definitely, you know, anti life, you know, and Islam rejects this approach. As a matter of fact, there was a particular instance which happened in the time of the prophet may Allah be upon him, where three individuals came to the prophets wives and asked them about the prophets lifestyle. And they mentioned how He fasted, how he prayed, etc. And so they said, well, who are we, you know, in comparison to the prophet who has been promised paradise, one of them vowed that he would not eat us fast, continually. That is this, this is the self modification. The other one vowed that he would
stay in prayer all night, you wouldn't sleep. And the third one vowed that he would not marry, you become celibate, right? Yeah. So when the Prophet Muhammad, peace, be upon him, came back to Medina, and the wives informed him of what these people had said, he called them. And he said,
I fast, and I break my fast.
I pray at night, and I sleep, and I marry women.
I am the best amongst you. And whoever rejects my way, is not is not my it's not a true follower of mine. So so in this statement that Prophet peace, be upon him rejected the concept of self mortification, and a law also states in the Koran in reference to monasticism. He pointed out that this is something which the people inflicted upon themselves, it's God did not demand of them.
And when we look at the products of these kinds of self, you know, afflicted punishments, it led, in fact to delusion, and the delirium where these people started to have visions and illusions. And, and ended up in a number of devious practices, you know, and either, you know, in forms of lesbian ism, and homosexuality, you know, and fornication and these type of things, you know, have become so widespread that we know here in the Philippines, one of the branches of Catholicism has canceled the celibacy rule, as they call themselves, you know, local Catholics and the American independent Catholics were anyway.
Also, you know, that the in one in the other side of
this kind of question, is that our life, learning theory, our lives and everything that we have is a Bible
It is not a sin, to inflict a punishment or pain in those body with which you only borrowed.
Well, if the pain is necessary, it is perfectly okay for example, you know, if you have to get an injection, right, you're inflicting pain on yourself. Right? And this is what because the what you're trying to prevent is a greater pain. Yeah, greater harm. Yeah. So you may do that, you know, and this is why to a certain degree, you know, there is both spiritual as well as moral pain, which Islam requires of you, for example, you know, when you fast I mean, there is a certain amount of pain happening there, but it's not to an extreme is kept within
some bounds here. No, we don't want it is prohibited to fast, you know, 24 hours we just, we fast, just from dawn to sunset, you know, which is which is good enough, but at the same time, it doesn't put you to the point that weakness and inflicting pain on your body. And similarly, when you have to give in charity, you're obliged to give this is, this is a pain. It's an emotional pain. Nobody wants to give up their money. You know, because it's for the greater
Whatever the community has become necessary, so you have to suffer this pain, besides the teachings, these pains and sufferings that the Muslims may suffer in the process, you know,
upon the direction of the Almighty God, sure it's not it's not their own making their own volition, unlike other, you know, other people from other faiths would be the only
without any basis or spiritual basis.
Questions No, but we are thank you for that. And we hope we have answered sr, steel and many other people who have
watch as you know, another question in the Koran that says that He created man.
And the Bible says, the greatest man from the dust of the earth or clay, how do you reconcile these two verses, in the two books of God, Himself is the author
it does state there that man is created from dust. So there is no conflict. There's no that is the original man Adam, he is great he was created from clay.
However, all other human beings, their their origin is in dust. They the process by which they evolve, as they are created within the womb of the mother is that they take a shape which is something like a congealed cloth, which is leech like because actually the full term used in Arabic Allah, it means both aspects that it is a congealed plot that is it's reddish, looking like a blood clot. And at the same time, it's Leach like, that is clean, you know, so this is a description of one of the phases of the development of the embryo in the womb. And this is reality. That's why science confirms that this is something that all human beings go through. But Adam, obviously, in
for the creation of Adam, he did not go through this process, because there was no room for him to be created in.
So, one is referring in terms of mass creation from dust that is referred to Adam, whereas the other in terms of the congealed class niche like class, this is in the development for all human beings. Thank you very much.
There is really no conflict resolution.
How many months or years that he has been allowed to be away from his life, and expression is fundamental in life as diverse and get married again.
If a husband abandons his wife,
without providing maintenance,
then the wife has the right to ask for annulment of her marriage, because part of the marriage vows involves a commitment on the part of the man to support and look after his wife. So if she is, so if he does not fulfill that,
you know, then she has the right there's no set time, although scholars have set it around for months, you know, based on a principle developed by Caliph Omar, wherein he had asked the women in Medina, when armies were sent out, know how long they could bear being away from their husbands. And they said, like the maximum was like four months. So he used to rotate the troops, you know, every four months, and nobody would stay longer than that, because that was like a, you know, beyond what the women's family could have. But this was a, you know, we could call we call it advocates, jihad or, you know, a
legalistic approach that he developed, which you know, is not binding on all times, because that amount may vary from place to place. But the point here is that, you know, once the man abandons a woman and the woman has the right to seek an ailment, and in the case of seeking divorce, a woman does have the right to ask for, you know, what divorce when she asked for divorces is called, and she may seek divorce, and if she is divorced, she has the right to remarry. Because Islam or you know, unlike, for example, Catholicism doesn't hold any stigma in terms of divorce. And divorces is a very simple procedure in Islam, as marriage is a simple procedure. You know, one becomes married,
you know, through a basic attitude, and one can come out of marriage to a basic I don't know, I mean, I suppose people have made fun of Islam say, Oh, you know, for Muslims, they just have to say your divorce your divorce, and that's it, you know, finished no easy, but in fact, why should it be easy? If you are it was easy for you to get married.
Should it be difficult for you to get the work? You know, and this is a philosophy of Islam if you find that you cannot live together any longer, then you have the right to separate it. However, there are a lot of factors that are there in the course of Islamic divorce which try to encourage the couple to make up and to find some kind of solution. They encourage families to take part in resolution of the conflict in the family etc. And for the divorce actually to go through it takes approximately three months period, you know, where demand and women have to continue living together with the voices pronounced woman does leave she has to remove this was ripped together to give them
a chance to come back together here. Yeah. How to relax. Yeah, one more question.
We the Muslims have the proper manner of slaughtering animals. In that case, are we allowed to eat meat, animals being slaughtered by the people of the world, and why?
Well, alive stated very clearly in the crime, that
a concession has been given to Muslim
males are allowed to marry females, whether they are of the of the book, people of the book, that is Christians and Jews, Muslims allowed to marry them and at the same time, in the same verse, Allah says, that their food is also halau for us, that is the food which is within the accepted categories, that excludes rice, and animals which are strangled or animals which are, you know, bludgeoned to death. So, you know, these type of guy have themselves, but animal which they slaughter we made. And this is a special concession which alive given to Muslims as a form of respect to the revelation from God, which does remain with both Christians and Jews, at least in
And that's very clear
that we rely, and
we would like to, you know, there are so many questions, but we would like to have a, I hope you can see
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I think it's time that we should have
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