Islamic Culture Vs. Western Culture Part 2
Channel: Bilal Philips
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Standing up for the NASA NASA are standing free
until they finish
saying that we should do or whether we should even
principle of standing for the national anthem is
one which is prohibited in Islam.
For barriers for standing in honor, he even finds out when his companions want to stand in his honoree from doing so. And we know that standing is a part of our acts of prayer. So it is not permissible for us to transfer that act in honor of any flag or national anthem or anything of that nature.
This becomes a part of the the religious rights of the secular nationalistic society where they stand for the flag and put their hand over their hearts you know,
So, either one sits it out
right? Or he or she avoid those gatherings
standing for the prayer meeting what the Lord's Prayer
pray Muslim gathered
the Lord's Prayer
to make this work.
And they'll be open. I mean, this is their religious right now. You know, and for us to participate in their religious right, where they're praying to their pagan god
islamically it is not acceptable
okay. Whatever like
I mean, it's very obvious in terms of what we should do these get the opposite
sizes that are getting there after this typo sitting down right. Because
this is in Salida, we had a lot of talk about area
feedback, you know, we decided to direct it to
so that we can all be
I would like to give some suggestion, because
anyway, in terms of
in terms of not
navall kidnap de Estado de la, now
because that has made the assumption that he was there
So he sets it up in a market that is close them up,
close your eyes, because they do.
Right. And so the next thing
is that the Muslims again decide whether we the best thing that we can tell
is for them to make an intention
and then participate, because I'll just make an assumption. I'm just make an assumption that you will be in terms of topics, because I no longer now go places just to sit in an audience.
She called it because you are invited to Muslim to speak
discussion to the public whereby
Since a voice in the public eye, he was
giving a talk on something, you know, and you could sit down basically. Because at that point, you clearly there's a part of people in the audience that makes no difference what people say about you. But if you were to make a presentation
I would just suggest, you know, if you get, if you get caught up in a situation like that,
if you're caught up in a situation like that, where they're going to wait for you to come in, then you buy a theatrical Prop,
which is for broken legs, right? When you come you come out with your questions.
That way to get away with
a medical excuse here.
avoided that particular complication?
Well, you see, the thing is,
well, you know, if it's an issue of life and death, right, then we are permitted to you know, then bow prostrate.
Okay, but where this is not the case, this is just an issue now of
you know, you could be there or not be there.
You know, where is this situation, then, you
know, you get there later, make some excuse or make some explanation.
Maybe on your understanding of the people turning you off, they'd like to see in
secret several occasions.
And seeing a lot of you that
this is not a part of what you do. So, you're always invited us to be speakers, they have good stuff.
And I really don't think that if you're talking in front of intelligent people, you're there for a reason.
Man, you've got nothing more to
And not trying to please the people we're trying to solve lot, a lot more
concerning dress for women.
outside of the home, women dress and cover to distinguish themselves in the car,
from the disbelieving woman but within the home of a Muslim woman.
She dresses as a disbelieving woman Is this considered imitating them?
the the dress in the home
in the presence of her husband,
it can take any form that is
pleasing within that circumstance that she likes to wear that he accepts or he likes or whatever, you know,
as long as it isn't as dresses which are traditionally
defined as part of the latest fashion. So she's just tracing behind the fashions of the time or dresses which are associated with religious custom. So, the point is that in terms of dress, if we said that the men's
coats tie, you know pants suit, is a disbelieving form of dress. What we said is this is just this one by the disbelievers. But it is not specifically a religious dress,
though so in that culture, people in that culture can wear that dress as long as they modify it to conform with Islamic standard. So the dress that the woman this medieval woman may wear as a Muslim woman, if she she was in a home
Then she may have to modify it depending on the circumstances within the home, or if it's in just worried in the presence of her husband, and she doesn't necessarily have to modify for Paul.
No, but when she's outside of the home,
there is a requirement for her to wear an outer garments, you know, her dress should be an outer garment type dress, which is not the norm of what she wears in her home.
Right. And it has certain conditions which define you know, quality standards law with algebra, which is which is unaddressed to cover or Finally, basically,
in terms of
into Muslim relationships with each other.
A society that is non Muslim.
I mean, I made mention
about my interaction with
people that I used to consider my friends, and the closeness that I had with them.
I can say,
is that something I should watch? Or is it something that is also limited?
I mean, the closest that you have with your non Muslim friends who don't have with Muslim friends, yes.
Is that something that that shifted? I mean, it's kind of campus based on or was it supposed to be?
side some hours?
I imagine what that
I mean, I can't really say,
probably, like more, why in the world?
Because a lot of others seem to pull back and, you know, don't don't don't get so that they were when they were non Muslim. And if they look back, they will tell you that, yes, I had a running mate, who was really close to me. Recently, I wasn't I was living for nothing, that would die or anything, because they just wanted me.
I mean, equipments?
Well, first and foremost, and we have to understand that, you know, as this delivers,
this life was all there was.
So, the most important concerns were personal concerns. So developing that kind of relationship that kind of, you know, a man ready to die for me, you know, because he's my, my, my running mate, or whatever. And that kind of relationship is, is a product of that philosophy.
Now, from an Islamic perspective,
we are supposed to be close, Muslims should be close. and a willingness to die for the sake of Islam is there should be there, right? Not necessarily dying for the individual. Because in the non Islamic system, you know, you're going to die for that individual is your friend, whether he was in the right or is in the wrong because he's your friend, you're gonna die for him, right? You're gonna join his fight and you know, where his home and flowers perspective, you have to judge that circumstances, this man in the wrong division, the wrong man, you your responsibility is to stop him, not to support you. Right. So, Islam does put certain limitations in terms of, you know, how
much you can love a person and for yourself, you know, because we talked about the issue of love. And from a cloud perspective, you know, that, that ultimate love should be only for God.
You know, for the Messenger of God, you know, so alive with the ultimate love, you know, that the love for God and His prophets should be greater than the love for other human beings. You know, that is the ultimate love, where the love for human beings becomes greater than the love for God. Meaning that you would prefer to please another human being and displease God. Then there's problems of faith. There's problems of faith here. And this is something that each individual has to come to grips with and overcome.
One aspect of
criteria friends, friends,
Time to speak about the love of God.
That is the love of God is different from the love of the creation? Because it also
is it that the love of God is we obey this command
each other on his creations, this is a bit different. I mean,
sure, the I mean, there is a distinction between the two, in that the love of human beings may be a product of raising a child or being raised by somebody, you know, this experience into personal experiences that you have to create that bond, which is different from your relationship with God, of course. But what we're talking about the ultimate expression of love is this is the, this is the submission,
you know, where you will do the will of the one you love, that is the ultimate because, you know, when,
in case of a man, his wife asked him to do something, and he refuses to do it, what is the first thing that she tells him? You don't love me?
Because if you love me, then you do what I asked you to do.
then where does it all boil down to I mean, there's a different aspects of love all around. But in the end, if you love me, you're gonna do whatever I ask.
So, that was the point that ultimate expression, which belongs to God,
doing what he is asked us to do, has to say precedence over
any of the creation access to do that is the expression of our love for God.
It correct to say, when we learn commands, from God,
you know, to law or this is this is demand. And if someone rejects that, is it correct to say that?
If you love God, or can you say something,
any will follow this because God says,
The point is that a law says that, in the end, couldn't have been a law firm.
And if you love a law, then follow the messenger, and a law will love you. So I mean, it is legitimate to say, Do you really love God, because I really love God. If you ended up God, then you would do what God tells you to do
is listen to me.
Two more questions.
sit down and talk about
love and love
represents a liberal bias.
And I think sometimes, all the time, we try and apply that same type of what was happening
in our community amongst ourselves.
I think that
a lot of times we can get sued because
we don't get a place basically, without a shift because basically,
you find that Muslims to ship
the ship space, basically, generally speaking, a bigger channel statement. People close it down and show when it's really happening, the honesty of what has happened with it within themselves. They basically will share with anybody else. The only way to get to know somebody to build on this year. And this year is a
very basic day. And you'll find that people who would animate basically dead zones.
So we had to go look for a very, very candid opening. And it was it was the pitch with bitrate of the virus, it could be a binary file sitemap.
And as Wi Fi God was decided that it was using someone inside a
platform, right, I guess I didn't hear
why they did that, I don't know. But I find that for them to find one of my best friends
and only in a good Islamic cutoff islamically when it comes down here for reason industry, but, but I bought in because
what I'm doing wrong, I can be my concept of America and what I need to do.
So, I bought right
not just people when they really want to do that. And so,
I thought you find it difficult, but at the same time, we would all go and read it to see how it should be the ultimate in bondage and alternate in French to love and I find that all these talking doing things together which fit everything that has been mentioned, everything has been mentioned, but at the same time
when you tell somebody you heard my version
right. So, that's my commands on on bonding and coming together and see the type right the next one was
on terms of
the house in terms of dresses a lot of woman a woman dresses in the house right? How she dressed
as a non believer
what I wanted him to know
is is it permissible basically to go into real
shorts or something like that, I
like to wear something piece into me and be
in a house
to write how
to write short, short, punchy, Romy whatever, right? And she goes back to closing so right. But I get a feeling that you know, by the question maybe
I may be wrong
to be around my credit sweetheart.
Strong because nothing goes separate.
I think I did make the principle clear. The principle is that the dress is not identify the disbelieving dress per se. You know, where a woman is outside of her home there is a requirement in terms of covering herself and inside of her own she can wear whatever she wishes to wear whenever it's pleasing to her husband. This was made clear
question of their eyes before I mentioned I'm tired. But can I use shoes?
No, no chicken Ranch is now but you know, we know how you choose. You know, I've been shown medically it's not good for women.
to require, you know, might be pleasing to you. But
there are some that say or think that it's not really important to stay out of the core Quranic Arabic examples in prayers and, and chapters in prayer,
for Salah, because Arabic is not the language spoken in this country and that Allah knows what we're saying, Please shed some light on this.
Well, Arabic is the language of Muslims.
It is the language of the final revelation of God to mankind. So Muslims are enjoined to learn at least enough Arabic to be able to understand the calls to prayer, to understand the methodology of the prayer and to be able to make the prayer themselves and they are
Arabic in the prayer is what means
the universality of Islam, in that a Muslim can go anywhere in the world and join in prayers with Muslims anywhere. When we hear that in China know, the mosques in China don't look like the mosque, in other parts of the world may be familiar with, we may be able to identify them. When they are left with a call for prayer calls, we know what to call for prayer, because they're not calling it in Chinese, they would call me Chinese would have no idea. It's in Arabic. And when we join the prayer, the Imam leaves the prayer in Arabic, we can follow Him, we know. And this is what is that universal language, which helps to keep Muslims together. And it should be the desire of each and
every Muslim, to try to learn enough Arabic to be able to read the Koran, in the language that it was revealed. To be able to appreciate that final divine revelation has been preserved as no other scripture has been preserved, preserved until the day of judgment. I mean, we should have a desire individually to want to hear God's word, you know and understand it as it was revealed.
In terms of
this true da, which is general publication, we may make that publication in our own languages for in Arabic, you know,
making it an Arabic helps in the process of learning more Arabic, and ones which were specifically prescribed by the prophet, which are in Arabic, it's good to learn those also as he prescribed them. But if we make supplications general complications, I mean, it can be in our own language. In fact, we shouldn't make it in a language we don't understand because then the general application becomes meaningless with general supplication you're making a particular prayer to God asking for something if you don't know what you're saying, then it becomes pointless.
thing that was the last question.
the opportunity to
join our community for this past week, and to share
some of the knowledge
and learn from that.
You also have to find them also for
a man to come and join us.
to kind of join
so that she could interact with our sister,
get back to us on how to
continue to increase your knowledge and
have to the process
more often, so far.
Angular must have gone on
to continue their programs.
Think it's good at so many brothers and sisters.
A program so far to
It was good to see so many
participation in the program. I'm certain that
benefited so much from this gathering.
Getting together our relationship
to serve him.
following service line and
finish line discussion in Sharla.
Help us to develop
familiarity as a strong and that is representative of