Channel: Bilal Philips
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Due to a lot of a lot of Peace and blessings granted last prophet Mohammed from the long walk, it was seldom and and all those who follow the path of righteousness until the last day.
When Islam came
1400 years ago,
at a time which was dubbed or entitled yahaya.
Those who entered Islam,
And whenever people
committed errors or
which were from the period prior to Islam, or were not within the
teachings of Islam,
it was referred to as having returned to or being a part of Java helliya.
java is translated as
ignorance from Java.
This is ignorance, not necessarily meaning that people were not literate.
It is true that that society was basically an oral culture.
So, information was passed orally.
But there were people who weren't.
And it wasn't in reference to
knowledge in terms of technology or what may be associated with civilization.
knowledge was available
in the Arabian Peninsula,
which led people to build societies
that have left their remains still today, in the southern part of Arabia, as well as in the northern part.
The term Johnny Lee
used to express a state wherein people were not guided in their lives by revelation
that their day to day lives were governed by customs, rules, etc, which were of their own making
things which they had inherited from generations before.
what Islam brought
for day to day living,
as well as for organization of society, community nation.
When we look at the state of the Omar, the state of the Muslim world today,
one can only conclude
that to a large degree.
They are similar
to the people or the state that people were in at the time when the revelation first came.
We are back in a state of Jamelia, a state of ignorance
where the vast majority of the Muslim world is not guided by divine revelation. The Quran and the Sunnah is not the guiding force in their lives.
The life patterns are based on customs, ideas, of their own making, or things which they have inherited over the generations,
practices and customs which were absorbed from the nation
among which Muslims live
or next to it.
for the most part,
the Muslim world
being divorced from Revelation
in a state of what may be called 20th century, Jamelia.
Now that janelia
related back to two
one I called traditionalism
and the other one was I called rationalism.
These represent the two main heading for the trends of ignorance which exist in the Muslim world today
the blind following
by much of the Muslim world
which is fundamentally against the declaration of faith itself.
wherein we say
we're gonna shadow Mohammed
Abu fasulo, Abdullah Warren soul, we bear witness that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
was the Messenger of Allah or the slave of alloted messenger.
This state or this statement, this declaration that we make
is actually affirming
that we will not blindly follow any human being except for some of the law, some of it
is the only human being who will follow blindly, blindly meaning
he tells us to do something, we do it. He tells us not to do something we don't do, whether we understand why. Or we do understand why we just trust that what he has told us is from Allah and we do it
if we find out the reasoning behind it, that helps us to understand the commandments helps it helps us to be more consistent in applying it to the law. But if we don't find out, it still doesn't stop us from practicing it until we find out.
This is what we mean by blind following because a lot that in the future. I'm married to her soon. Takada, Allah, whoever obeys the messenger as obeyed Allah.
And this cannot be said, For anyone else.
No other human being can we say, obeying Him or obeying her is obeying the law.
If what they tell us
is already in the Quran and Sunnah and they're just reminding us of it. Well, yes, obeying what they have reminded us of is obeying Allah.
But if they tell us things from their own mind, from their own interpretation, their own expression,
we can find it in the Quran and Sunnah, obeying them, not obeying Allah.
So, that declaration of faith confirms for us that blind following should only take place with regard to the teachings of Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam. However, what we find in the Muslim world today, is that blind following what they call a duck Lee the llama is widespread,
so much so that if a person
were to come to the masses of Muslims,
and try to introduce to them, Revelation,
a lot that you all are doing that you go down to one of the shrines in India or Pakistan or Egypt, or the parts of the Muslim world where people
Hello there and graves, making a walk around the graves of human beings, sacrificing these graves praying to the grave people of the dead in the grave. And you tried to show them you know verses from the Quran where Allah has prohibited such practices or relates to them things from the Sunnah, apartments as well as prohibited, the building of structures over the graves and all these kind of things.
You will be reviewed
as an apostate
bringing a new religion
which is not Islam.
They will tell you that
what our parents have been doing all these generations you think that our parents are wrong, you know better than our parents, our grandparents always
will not be accepted.
And you will find a number of verses in the Quran.
We're in a long time to Allah
quotes the pagan response when Prophet Muhammad wa sallam called them to the worship of Allah.
So admire that for example, verse 104,
de la la, la la, la la la, la la la jolla, La La soon.
And if you say to them,
to what a law and His Messenger what Allah has revealed, and to what the messenger has brought. Prabhu. Hakuna was a de la habana. It is sufficient for us what we found our four parents doing.
So there is
our ocarina about whom?
Leia Luna Shay. And when I asked to do,
Allah goes on to say, even though they're for parents, understood nothing.
And were not rightly guided.
Know, the four parents were in a state of ignorance,
or revelation. They did not understand what revelation was. So they weren't rightly guided
This is a thick, those who are pretty thoughtful people today this is the same response.
We are satisfied with what we are doing.
Of course, this is a problem that those involved in dour have to deal with.
And proper methodology has to be developed to deal with these problems, how to reach these people.
what I'm speaking of right now is not necessarily the methodology of Dawa to them, but the state.
What has brought them to that state.
The states where they're repeating what the pagans 1400 years ago said
they're in a state of ignorance like the pagans involved in all forms of ship, etc. And where we try to bring them the quiet and the sooner their response is as Guna smartwatcher dinaledi
it is enough for us what we found out for parents doing
there are three main sources as far as I can
which have led to the state of blind following.
One source is the source of
innovation, news to customs, from, as I mentioned before neighboring nations or non Muslims in the middle of the Muslim nation.
Examples of this are like the
birthday of the Prophet Muhammad, Allah, celebration of his birthday,
the building of structures over the grave etc. This is what's found in non Muslim cultures.
The practice for example, in India and Pakistan,
of giving my heart
not by demand to the woman, but by the woman to the man.
No, this is amongst the Hindus is their practice. So I read about bribe burnings and all these type of things when they don't get enough Mahara. They set the woman and fire and go look for some
these kinds of practices,
we can classify in general as with our innovations, resulting from the customs of the neighboring non Muslim peoples or nations.
The second source a
major source of blind following is that
Sufism which is so widespread in the Muslim world,
to not be a Sufi is to be
to not be connected with somebody, or some fear or some shape or some This is like unusual.
the common people have a thing that if you don't have a shape, then your shape his shape and
if you don't have a spiritual guide, then shape on is your guides
is a common truism which is widespread amongst the masses of the people.
And Sufism trains people in blind following
from its earliest days, I mean, when it took form
as Sufism that we know today because there are many people who are referred to as being the early to fees, if we were to believe them, is the when you look at the Sufi chain
of authority, they will start with also aloka as Allah subhanaw taala they say he's the first to free
See, and then the next was Abu Bakar
How's that? Well, you know, when problems as Alan was leaving Mecca, going to Medina and he and Abu Bakr were in the cave,
He revealed to abubaker that special knowledge
and then so on and so on, they have a chin, which will come down to their local share, you know, where he has the special knowledge and authority, which is why you have to follow Him,
you become, as I mentioned earlier lecture is Maria Marie being one who has submitted his will to share.
So you'll find all kinds of prescriptions that the ships will do to their followers, you know, to annihilate your ego is what you have to do, you must annihilate your ego. So that you can become one with a lot you know, your your, your self consciousness of self has to be removed, you know. So, they will have you do all kinds of humiliating things.
You know, and you read the books, you will find that they will tell their followers, for example, to go into town, you know, barefooted
with their sock tied on their head, you know, all kinds of weird things which will make you look so ridiculous in the society everybody will see when last
seen by you walking in and being amongst people in this state where everybody's laughing at you pointing at you looking at you're a clown, you're an idiot, you see, this way you can annihilate your ego, this is what they prescribe for you right? variety of different, you know, different shapes of the different prescriptions.
Or they will give you in a series of vicars, right, you know, where you will have to be saying things 1000s of times in the morning, in the afternoon, the evening your whole day is spent just you know, doing some what they call Vicar or the other night. And then because you know, can be
either taking names of a law, and just repeating them time and time again, and they claim that this is what the salasar tell him did. He never did.
If you read any law, or any prescription given by problems as I love, it was always in the form of a sentence or a statement. Not a word.
Just as when we
tried to communicate with other human beings,
You're calling on Mohammed, to give you a hand. You have a job you're trying to do and you're calling on him to give you a hand. Tell me
Give me a hand here. You don't
turn to Mohammed and just say Mohammed Mohammed Mohammed Mohammed Mohammed Mohammed.
People, if you just turn to somebody did that they would call the
ambulance for you to take you to the mental hospitals.
You know, any thinking person will know this if you don't communicate
or if it is, help that you need, you don't turn to them and just say Help, help, help, help help, like what help
is nonsensical. Nobody communicates in this manner. But this is what they have people addressing a law in this fashion. They will take the names of a law
alcoholic, or Roger Rosman or Rahim and they will just take that name and say it over and over again. collagen, collagen, collagen, collagen, you know, to the point where it even becomes unintelligible if you actually listen to them
how long? It's no longer a question, are they really saying I'm calling it anymore.
But this is what they have them doing
day in day out.
Or they may take a piece of Allah's Name,
you know, the Nexia bundys they'll be like this one, you know, you start off with a law. And then they end up with just who you hear them in their six Vicar circles. They sound like wild animals who really, you think it's a bunch of, you know, dogs howling at the moon, you know, in their session.
And they believe that they're pleasing a line this way and addressing a line.
So I want him you know, they involve them in nonsensical absurdities.
them thinking that they're worshipping a lot,
in a way, in a way, which is totally unacceptable to a lot.
And on the other hand,
these tears and cheers, et cetera, many of them because human beings are such that whenever people submit themselves to you, totally.
Very few human beings can escape the whisper of shape on to abuse.
This is why you find abuse in the society, where people who are Cub Scout leaders, you know, church,
elders who deal with young children that end up abusing children, these children are put in their hands, and they're totally submitted to this person.
And people like Jim Jones, for example, you
know, back in 1979, he took 900 of his followers down to Guyana, and they committed suicide down there. They believe that he was God.
And he did want to people, some of the people who escaped didn't die, you know, remain an American, they realize really, you know, what had happened when they tried to relate to the public what was going on inside of the organization. And it was no end of of corruption. The individual was having relations with little children with males and females on drugs and all kinds of stuff just really out
same thing when you go and look at this david koresh you know, the wacko incident there in the states two years back.
You know, he had his followers believing that he was God. He was Jesus Christ returned.
Right God in other words, and he was doing the same thing.
sexually abusing. they'll accept that
because they believe your God
and Sun Myung Moon, the founder of the moonies, same story and all these different groups you go into them, you find this amongst the non Muslims and in the Sufi cult
you know, the Hindus Of course well known Rajneesh and all these others they're well known for their I mean they, they made no bones about it. You know Rajneesh, he was known as the Love Guru. Right? His thing is the Love Guru, he made no bones about it, you know, that before you had to rise spiritually, you had to fulfill all of your sexual desires.
So they will just go at each other. Then after that, then you can start to grow spiritually. This was his
So very gross, very open.
the Sufi groups, you find the same thing happening,
these fears and shares, etc. Because their followers are in this state of believing when you read the stories, I mean, historical records of what went on in many of these curriculums over the years, you will be shocked, you know, at what these individuals were doing to their followers, because they were telling the followers that
if you see the ship,
or his deputy,
doing anything, which appears to us to be wrong,
don't judge it.
You cannot judge it.
You have not reached the spiritual plane to be able to understand what is behind it.
Just as Hitler
Musa alayhis salam
who another scholar considered to have been a prophet.
Lot of evidence points towards him actually have convinced a Prophet
did certain things which Moosa didn't understand they got this investment upon them.
the actual proper pronunciation of his name. Explain to Prophet Musa Salaam, what was behind what he did, he killed a boy.
Of course, it was murder.
He broke the boat.
And then he explained.
Okay, so this is like this
CL header on how there
They teach that he's still alive and around
the resets with a chef and guide them and all this kind of stuff. They are claimants he is an ever living being they equate him to melchisedec of the Christians. If you read in the writing, the claim is still alive. Walking around on the earth today is a special guide for the Super sharks, you know.
And they give the same kind of
relationship between themselves and their followers as Prophet Musa had with.
Which of course is hot, as well.
So when the chef is drinking alcohol,
they will tell him No, this is not alcohol, it may appear to you to be alcohol. Yes, he took a bottle of Johnnie Walker and is pouring it in guys, you can see this, you know, you even went with him when he bought it from the store.
And it's pouring it is God and he's drinking it.
And if they're telling you No, no, this wasn't just appears that way.
But actually, this is, you know, spirits from Paradise.
This is not the normal spirit that this you know, they give you some story.
And the followers accept this. And they are abused.
They're abused all around the world. Actually, when I was in England.
Last year, they did a special
on fears in England.
Fear This is the Pakistani name for the sheer Sufi share.
And they had this particular fear.
Who, who had molested a number of young girls.
And this reporter, you know, who was following the case she did the interviews with them and what she did and all these different types of things.
what they did was one of the girls, they had her put a camera in her bag. And she went back to his home now this is some years later. Right? He had molested her when she was younger. She's now
older, she's maybe late teens or early 20s. He had molested her when she was about 13 or 14.
And she came back with this camera in her bag
to visit him.
And of course he talked to him. He he remembered and she came asking him for some kind of guidance. And he was telling her that you know, he has to give her the guidance. But first, she has to come and hug him and she has to do to watch right on television national television show
To wash his penis
and on and on all on record
then the interview that the female reporter she comes back with she has this record this information that she comes back to visit the man
taped interview she's asking him you know about these accusations against him and he say no no no me I'm you know I'm 17 years old and six seven years old how you know I'm just worshiping they have pictures of him making sujood and making his prayers and beads and you know everything and we know how much it's a simple man I'm only trying to help people and you know everybody's watching this on national television. You know?
And I said this if you want I will swear by the karate takes a karate puts it down you know by ally did never did this.
the state of the oma today.
Due to Sufism.
The third major area
of blind following is that of man habits
where people have in an area inherited different schools of Islamic law
Shafi, humbling, and Maliki.
those of us that have been
exposed to the madhhab
approach to Islam, we are instructed
everybody must follow a man.
If you don't have an Imam,
then your Eman is shaped authentic. Here the same story being echoed. If you don't have any mommy and mommy shape,
you must follow him.
So all of the madhhab are correct.
They're all correct. You must follow one of them.
Depending on the circle you're in, I know when I was informed that after being informed that I must follow him at home,
I could follow anyone. Technically speaking, I could follow anyone.
I was then informed. However,
most Muslims are Hannity's.
Most Muslims are hanafy.
the Imam of the Hanafi is was a Muslim, because I'm a mom of the Greek system.
So the scale is weighed, you know, for the Hanafi. So, in my early stages of Islam I became
after having been indoctrinated, I came home I told my wife Listen, we are Hanafi from here on in we are
and you know what comes along with it
is that we were taught, there is a special prayer for women. The prayer for women is different from the prayer for men.
So when I you know gone out in search of knowledge and I studied they learned the prayer for women. I mean, this is a set of acrobatics, right? The average person you just can't do it. If you if you see what the the happy woman how she prays, right? If she's praying according to their teachings properly, you know, going into the different positions is acrobatics, but I learned it. So I could go home and teach my wife, you know how to pray properly, the Hanafi way and of course, later on. Now, when I studied I came to realize that almost everything that we're teaching on this prayer was forbidden by
almost every action of the prayer was forbidden thing which he said Don't do this. Don't do that. Don't do the other elbows, underground, chest, on your thighs, you know, all the different things not bending your back in Oh 45 degrees, Stein, everything all of the different things were the things which are above us.
And we know the consequences
of madhhab fanaticism in the past.
It reached a stage after the fall of Baghdad, the 13th century to 58 onwards. It reached a
Muslim judges have the rights to punish anyone who transferred from one madhhab to another, that was considered a crime.
It was ruled in the Hanafi madhhab
that it was not permissible. For 100 the female to marry a sharp female
Masjid had to earn up to four different nephrons.
Till today, you can go to Syria and find matches like that to the tune of Rob 341 minute Rob for the Anopheles one. So the Sharpies is the main two
around the Kaaba. There were
prayer, especially prayer plates, and we look at the old pictures of the Kaaba, you will see structures looking like little houses, you know, without walls, you have the roof and sort of the pillars. Four of them set around the Kaaba, these were called the makhan, you had a macom, Hanafi, macom, Shafi, calm, humbling and macom.
and when the time for prayer came,
the NFP mom
would get up eucommia is made and all the HANA fees were making for a while for the master, they would line up behind him and they make
when they're finished,
Sharpie mom will just make a comma, and all of the Sharpies when the masses landed behind him.
So they had four different solaz going on around the Kaaba.
This carried on all the way up until the mid 20s 70 years ago, up until 70 years ago, this was the order of the day.
And low things have settled down. nobody's saying today that, you know,
Hannah says women can't marry shop raise. We don't hear that anymore.
And around the Kaaba, we just have one Salam hamdulillah. But still, in the minds of many people,
the issues of madhhab most people, issues of madhab is still very deeply rooted,
And the approach to the madhhab
which says In fact, that all of the mods have the correct
put the Muslim in a state like the Christian
he or she has to turn off their intelligence, their intellect and just accept something blindly as the Christian
is obliged to accept that one plus one plus one equals one.
You know, this is this is something you have to turn your intellect off your mind, everything you've been raised with tells you one plus one plus one equals three.
But for you to be a true Christian, you must accept that one plus one plus one equals one,
three gods in one.
for the Muslim, following the Muslim, he or she must also accept that something can be right and wrong at the same time.
A person can be in and out of Voodoo at the same time. Meaning, which we talked about earlier, according to Hanafi school.
If you touch a woman accidentally, it doesn't let you do according to sharp High School, if you touch a woman accidentally, it breaks your window.
So, if both are correct, then it means that you can be in
and out of Voodoo at the same time
which is something against the intellect because either you have to do or you don't have
you cannot have it or not have it at the same time. These two things are opposites results, you know, cannot coincide they cannot exist in one state.
So for the blind follower of the mother, he or she is obliged to turn off the intellect and accept this
related to all of this, because with people
practicing Islam blindly in this fashion,
they are in fact,
cut off from the sources of Islam.
To be in the state, you have to be cut off from the sources of Islam,
from the Koran, and from the sun.
You cannot read the sun, you can understand,
both read the books of
what you'll be taught
by Catholics, they are told by the church leaders don't read the Bible.
They're only supposed to take what is given to them by the church leaders. They're told not to read the Bible by themselves, they do they'll deviate.
So we are told don't read.
And in the end was all about me.
we are instructed to read the Quran
ritualistically only reciting the text,
not being concerned with what is within the text, what Ally's actually saying to us.
So you will find people you know, back in their home country, they from child, young children, they learn plan, they have ceremonies happening,
you know, and
this child has the power and yet today, you will find them in society in the West, doing all kinds of corruption.
But they did not know when they were children
when they were young,
that has no effect on them.
And the Quran is the magical charm. If you want to find a name for your child, the Quran becomes the book to find the name. And what you do is you take the Quran, you know, you just pop, pop it open, close your eyes, put your finger, you know, whatever word your finger comes on. Okay. So you'll find Muslims called Bismillah
Bismillah. You know, I met with some sisters, that one was named nominal, and the other one was named.
Nominal means the X rays chapter of the
novel, The B. One is called what's called Anthony Lawrence called v.
This is what this method is happening to.
If you want to know what to do,
you know we have slots in the staccato.
But many people don't use a lot at all. What they do instead, again, you open up
go down so many lines and you have a book which tells you what to do. When you open the climate lander to go down three lines go over forwards, and the first letter or the third letter of that word. Now you take it back to your chart. And this will tell you what if you had a lamb, lamb means you should do this thing and it's better not to do it. I mean is this
people using the Quran
to see the Chinese they have this book called eaching.
They throw sticks and depending on how the sticks fall they open up a book of style the mystics fall this way or that way it means this it means that they're doing the same thing.
Or even still optimistic.
turn so often it's Takada into a crystal ball.
The crystal ball of the fortune tellers.
After you make your Filipina staccato, you're waiting for a dream.
You know, what comes in your dreams is gonna tell you what to do.
So that night you have to follow Jimmy try again tomorrow.
And the day after you may do 1015 is the hardest thing to get the dream to tell you what to do. Personally, I never said anything about dreams. But for the mass of Muslims today. The answer for is the heart is the dream.
And it's the heart is something where for example, if my son wants to do something, I will make it harder for him.
Or I made up some person I consider to be a holy person. Can you make it harder for my son?
This is totally at variance with what the prophet mamas are selling.
This is not
what people are doing today is not the lottery.
So often this
is when a person
has decided upon something
in your hearts, you have decided you want to do this particular thing.
You make your two rockets. And you ask Allah
based on his knowledge, of all things, and his power over all things.
If this decision of mine
is good for me
in this life and the next, then make it easy for me
to do this
reasonable, very logical, it's not you don't know what to do you have things in front of you don't know which one should I do and you go and make a staccato note, the do is not to deal with a circumstance, you must first check out the circumstance,
weigh the pros and cons of the different ones and then the one you see to be the best one, that you now favor that you want to do. This is the one that you go and ask Allah is this the best decision for me, if it is make it easy for me, if it is not making difficult, this is the proper methodology for this.
But as I said, due to the situation amongst Muslims today, where
their religion has become
a set of amulets, and spells and
fortune telling and everything else,
we are truly in a state of joy.
On the other hand,
we have a state of ignorance being produced by the rationalist.
As the tide is running out,
we started late.
And I think you all was supposed to start a break sometime around now.
short break. But
if you prefer me to continue, I'll continue.
the human intellect is given precedence over revelation is the essence of the rationalist approach, human intellect given precedence over a revelation,
you have under that
modernism, the modernist movement, where people have sought to reinterpret Islam
to make it
20th century thought,
a number of individuals, whether it is Mohammed Abu,
certainly Ahmed Khan,
in all the various countries, I'm sure we have them here in Toronto, all around the Muslim world, you have individuals who will be standing up and making statements, or writing books or whatever, denying certain Islamic principles that have been known all through the centuries, well known and shediac, denying them or reinterpreting them in such a way as to cancel their effects.
A favorite one favorite area that is usually tackled is the area of polygamy.
You'll find a number of people writing saying that really, the recommendation is for one
where the Quran is saying a man should only marry one
because the law says you cannot be
equal adjust between them no matter how hard you try.
And when he said that you make marry two, three or four. As long as you're just you know, this was just like a,
If you could be just okay, but you can't be just so it's not okay.
Or as defined in the interpretations of use of valleys
and his footnotes so the Quran is translation, him telling us that interest
this modern banking institution of the 20th century. This is not the interest of the time of Prophet Muhammad dilemmas.
Different from the same.
This is a product of modern day banking, it's in a certain amount of situation all together
for the purpose of returning, it is permissible to take and get an interest interest, which is a major thing among the Cabal
about which I found and fed
it has 30 branches, the simplest of which is equivalent to a man having sexual relations with his mother
70 Thank you 70 branches
something that is expressed in such a powerful terms
this man is coming and saying is permissible
in the Quran itself
is part of the modernist approach.
We also find
an extension of it in the secular governments running Muslim countries today
they are relegated the implementation of Islamic law to
family areas which they have modified also.
And for the vast majority of the laws of the country, they will depend on British French German law.
the other laws Islamic laws are not applicable today.
They may not say that in so many words, but that is the understanding that is behind the statements.
So, Muslims will suffer
as a result.
Many things are permitted in western lands today which are unthinkable. And the time of the problems are Solomon regenerations, which came after them.
Alcohol is produced in Muslim countries. But the tuition is found in capitals of Muslim countries.
All of the major sins are openly practiced.
The third group
of modernist modernists or rationalists
are those who may be termed the extremists
or the terrorists.
Now, extremism and terrorism is a term used by the West to apply to anyone who wants to practice Islam. So I'm not talking about it in that sense, you know, fundamentalist,
you want to be ruled by Islamic law. You want you know Islam to be the governing force in your life, then you are a fundamentalist terrorist extremists. Not that is a misnomer, obviously incorrect. Because from that point of view, every single Muslim would be a fundamentalist terrorists.
I'm talking about those who have gone beyond the bounds of the Sharia.
Sometimes with good intentions,
good intentions to change the existing state of affairs
may have taken
the principle by any means necessary to its logical conclusion.
And their banner is
not that clear. But taxila
that we are, you know, means a lot of work but in fact, fear means you are a capital
calling everybody left and right capitalists This is that fear.
This is the banner.
They freely apply this to Muslims.
And in the end, it justifies them killing
Muslims from all walks of life today in the name of
Islamic Revolution or Islamic change.
You will find them in the West
We are in dharohar.
We are in a state of war
and in the art of how
anything is permissible.
So it's okay to take interest.
And you have some of them will go as far as to say it's okay to take right hand positions.
And all the other things robbing banks and you know, you have a, you have a whole group of young people in jail in New York City today, between the ages of 18 and 22.
Who are given a fatwa
by a well known
chair, who is now in jail,
given a fatwa that it is permissible
to run rob banks in America and use it for Islamic causes.
So these young guys because of course, Muslims in America struggling in the inner cities, big cities, to try to raise money to build a mosque is very difficult, land is expensive and short. We have the factory. So they
did a string of robberies from Connecticut all the way down to Florida, they hit about 14 or 15 bags.
And they turned the money over to these individuals, you know, but
somewhere along the line, one of them is caught, he still believes on the rest of them. And now you have young brothers, some of them were in college, some of them just married, you know, they're now in jail for 45 years.
This is part of the ignorance under which we are suffering.
Because we don't have patience.
Islamic work is not something which will produce results necessarily,
in front of our eyes, in our generation, this is when a lot Our job is to plant the seeds.
When a lot destined for it to grow, it will grow and allow will not hold us to account whether it grew or didn't grow. But whether we planted the seeds.
This is what we need to come to grips with and to be patient with the efforts to establish Islam to propagate.
in summary, we are in a state
of joy here today because of a trend of traditionalism,
which has resulted in bizarre or religious innovations widespread amongst the oma
taking many into shirk
and consequently to help
destroying the humans well to distinguish between good and evil,
permitting all kinds of corruption
might have been slipping up the oma
leading to unnecessary confrontations
and an overall divorce from the Quran and the Sunnah.
And on the other hand,
modernism, extremism and secularism
the rationalist approach
where people use their minds
and judge the Quran and Sunnah, taking from it what they want, and rejecting what they don't want,
which is exemplified
in that book known as the Bible, the Koran and science,
which we distribute quite frequently amongst non Muslims etc.
The first part of the book is good.
You know, 90% of the book is excellent comparison as such, although there are some errors and it's generally excellent. However, the last 10% of the book
is a frontal attack on the solar
Hitman, who in the first part of the book talks about how
Come on, you know is perfectly in tune with science and this, you know, God's formula perfectly clear. When in the last part, the last 10% of the book,
he starts to attack the sadhana. He takes authentic IDs out of valuable parts, like the IDs of the fly.
And for him, this is evidence that you cannot just assume
the IDs of the fly we know is that problem was so absurd if a flight drops in the drink of any one of you, who dug him in, throw him out
because under one when is disease and others the other when is the cure.
So he gets to see the medical doctor.
You know, as we know, the fly brain carries disease. Nobody knows about the fly carrying any cure.
So this had this could not be
acceptable to the rationalist approach.
Which of course, is faulty. It's faulty. Why, because the person just stopped and thought
if you were to tell a doctor 100 years ago, that taking poison could help people who have heart problems.
So you're not taking snake poison, for example, poison snake poison, it stops your heart
affects the nervous system, which keeps the heart pumping, stops it and you die.
But today in Bangladesh, and other countries, snakes are farmed, their poison collected, sent to the laboratories in Austria and elsewhere and extracted from the poisons, portions which are used for heart patients today.
Or, for example, those who you know, work with explosives, everybody knows what nitroglycerin can do. Right? This is what it was one of the early major explosives. Somebody told you listen, nitroglycerin, a person who has heart problems is good to take a drink.
They would look at your love, you know, you drink some magic gifts when you shake him accidentally and he blows apart. You know, you may know that today, heart patients are given nitroglycerin.
the fact of the matter that we that we cannot determine something today doesn't mean
you know, we don't see the the cure, which is in the fly doesn't mean that it doesn't exist, it just means that we have no knowledge of it.
we know, the snake itself has the antidote to its poison. So he had both the poison and the antidote, because if he didn't love the outdoors, he would kill himself every time he bought another animal that the point is related to all of this.
And there are many plants in nature that are known to carry both harm and mature for the harm in them. So
proper use of reason would have brought our doctor to his senses and kept him from attaching the sooner in the name of reason.
And there's a well known as a well known case to me, which I usually quote, in this regard.
Concerning the sleeping on the stomach.
You know, we have additional problems, as Alan said, some of his companions, he caught them lying or sitting on the stomach. And he told them, don't sleep on your stomach.
Because the way of sleeping was a lot does not like.
So they did
a few years back some years back, actually I was asked about this. Why are we not allowed to speak on atomic?
And, of course, when I was with some groups, they had some explanation, but they were not really
suitable. They said, If you sleep on your stomach, you know and you're traveling on Jamaat.
It's easier for you to have a wet dream.
What about women? You know,
I didn't want to pass that on to anybody I heard it was you know, I just left it where I heard it.
So I just told him I didn't know. But shortly after that I was traveling and
flying actually to Ghana. I was in Panama when I was after the flight to Ghana and on the plane. The Time magazine issue that I was reading just happened to be reading was
major scientific medical discoveries and developments in operations on the spinal cord. In the spine.
They showed all the different techniques that they were using new techniques, putting steel pins and separating vertebrae and all kinds of things.
Fantastic stuff. At the end of it all,
after, you know, looking at the various problems
that require these operations, they had a list of doctors recommendation, number one on the list was, don't sleep on your stomach.
And they went on to explain why. Because when you sleep on your stomach, the backbone is not supported. They have this bony structure in your body that supports it, what is in front of it is all organs. So it sags downward. This is the major cause of curvature of the spine, you know, people see old people walk around with their backs into their curved backs and old days again, and straight anymore, this is the major cause swayback is the major cause of
sleeping, so they recommended you sleep on your side. And they put an even added with your knees bent.
Which is what the problem is, as alum himself did, he told us not to sleep on our summer, they said on your back or on your side, but not
so the Muslim oma that's follow this guidance.
So the last 1400 years, which therapists
Furthermore, about four years ago, researchers in England doing a study of the causes looking for the cause for for, for a particular medical problem known as cut deaths, or fvs, Sudden Death Syndrome, where young babies two years old, three years old, they are put to sleep, and they just die in their sleep mode for no apparent causes. What they did was they did interviews with all of the parents or many of the parents whose number the parents who had their children died from death and they gathered data around
the children meaning what was the temperature of the room that children to put in whether it covered in the covers, you know, what was the type of mattress they were on, you know, all the different information they gathered up all the information they put into the computer to try to find what is the common factor shared by all these
common factor they found while they were put to sleep on their stomach.
So they made a big thing frontpage news, doctors advising mothers to not put your children to sleep on their stomach, those that become common for you know, nurses as military for the child in the summer. We have you know, upset some of them
it's one thing to let them live temporarily with another thing to put them to sleep on their stomach.
Because as the research is funded that said, this was a major factor behind Carter.
we have a very famous Hadith found
I found in Abu Dhabi,
from algebra, one who said no cannot do the right letter the absolute houfy our love and mercy. May Allah aka Dr. Russell Alliance ally with lm, dancehall Anna Vahidi ofay.
If the religion was based
on reason, purely
rational, understanding logic,
wiping the bottom of the sock
properly be done than the top
says reason logic. Why? Because if we're making wood, what are we doing? We're washing our body parts. These are the parts exposed. The arms face feeds, you wash them, you're cleaning them with the cleaning process.
So when you take off your shoes and you walk around what part of your fuck is getting dirty?
so now when it comes to make when you're going to wipe logically, you should wipe the bottom. But he said we'll consider it Rasul Allah He but I saw the Messenger of Allah wipe the top and not the bottom.
He was relating to us something that we have to keep in mind. Yes, we have reason we have logic. There is reason, logic and village
it is not for us
to use reason and logic,
where the problem is monetized, Allah has said, This finish,
he wiped the top, we want to talk.
Nobody can come to a doctor, but it is more logical to write the Bible, no
more logical to you. And perhaps if I live long enough, it might be logical to me. But the sulaco salamati Thompson, that's what I'm following. This should be our approach, that revelation is given precedence over reason.
Whether we just can't to reason we try to understand etc. But if we don't understand in the end, we go with the revelation.
Closing, having identified this major problem,
we have to ask, what is the solution?
Because it's nice to know the problem and to be able to analyze it. But then we need to know how do we solve it? How do we resolve it?
How do we correct it?
And if the problem is simple,
that people are not guided by revelation, the solution is simple. People have to be guided by revelation, meaning that our focus should be on education.
This situation in the Muslim world is not going to change until we
educate Muslims correctly.
The situation is not going to change by just I know somebody said no, if we get to haleiwa, it is the solution. Getting the Khalifa.
We knock off this leader and we put in a righteous leader that's going to make the change. No.
Because if the people you know, that's what they tried to do in Trinidad,
y'all remember he had been in the brothers
coup d'etat approach to evolution.
If they came into power, and the masses of the people don't want Islam,
or they're totally ignorant of Islam, they're practicing Islam or whatever else.
You think that you can impose and force them.
This is why the prophetic way was building the foundation.
sufficient numbers of the masses, then they will determine the leadership, because that is the
element mentioned to that you get the leaders who deserve something to that effect.
It's the people ultimately who determined the leader is very ignorant.
They get ignorant leaders
and ignorance prevails.
If they become conscious, they become aware of what is required, then they will demand the kind of leadership which they deserve.
So it is from the bottom up, not from the top now.
This is the correct methodology. And for us practically speaking here. That means going back to the issues of
establishing Muslim schools, schools, here and throughout the Muslim world, that combined
Islamic education with what we are now calling academic or secular education, in fact, they're one
and we shouldn't look at them as two.
Even a school in which you teach mathematics and physics and chemistry and biology, and then you have one period of Islamic Studies, Quran.
This is not the solution. Because that approach puts in the mind of the students
a dichotomy a state of schizophrenia, there is religion. And then there is life.
day to day life, you have to deal with academics to deal with your day to day life. And then there's another thing, the two separate entities.
It should not be
when you're teaching science, or you're teaching English, or teaching mathematics. It should be taught by Muslims
from an Islamic perspective.
I know people might say well, how can you teach mathematics or an Islamic perspective?
You know, the basic principles of mathematics, the time tables algebra and all this, how do you teach definitely some respects Well, one you can let the children understand young people understand that Muslims played a major role in the development of mathematics, wherever they are terms of their origins in Arabic for Muslim scholars, essentially you inform them. So, they are aware that there is no separation This is Muslim to producing.
there are many mathematical issues that can be found in the Quran can be found in the sunlight such as this can be introduced in the course of the lessons.
So, the students are learning something of the demon is not really teaching them, but just showing them the relationship.
And of course, this is an area which requires, you know,
a concerted efforts to tackling with each and every subject, how this can be done, but believe me, it can be done.
The Muslim scholars of the past who are specialists in optics in astronomy, astronomy, and algebra and physics, they were also scholars of physics and Hades, etc, etc, there was no
difference was all part of the knowledge.
What is true of it is from Allah. What is not
is for men from chiffon rejected.
So we require today, a new approach to education, whereby Our goal is to produce
Muslim graduates who recognize their obligation to the Muslim community,
not feeling themselves independent, that I can do with this knowledge as I please. Anything, it's my life, I can do it as I please.
it is Byelaws destiny and the efforts of my community that I am here.
They sacrificed for me to be here. And I owe it to them
to give back from what I have learned in their service. So whatever field I'm in,
I serve the Muslim community I strive to use that for the benefit of the Muslim community. And I contribute some of my time if I'm a doctor or a lawyer, whatever, three services to those the most the community who cannot afford
my thoughts in my field, my specialty, I provide the services to the community.
This is what we need to do and to change
colocado Sofitel Ali, welcome
to Pharaoh no one
will live situation for questions.
Yeah, yeah, we've rolled straight into the second session, which was Question and Answers anyway. So we'll just proceed on.
We're going into now question and answer.
Do you live in a home where your parents and relatives practice traditionalism and rationalism and they forget the sun now? What do you do to practice Islam while they influence you more than you influence them?
too young to be on one's own,
then obviously you have no choice but to live with your parents. Continue to live with your parents.
And what you tried to do is to spend as much of your time when you're out of the home with
people who are aware of proper Islam signs of proper practice proper Islam, as you can benefit from your contact with them. You can
attend lectures, read books, listen to tapes,
discuss, you know, you have as much interaction and contact with those who can help to guide you and keep you on the correct path. It's a struggle in that circumstance, but of course, one has to be patient and perhaps
To help in the home circumstance, one may invite some of the older brothers or sisters, who may come with their family, whatever to visit your home, ostensibly to visit you, but really, their purpose is to convey proper Islam, to your parents, you know, to do it in an indirect way. And of course, you're going to need to bring somebody who is tolerant, you know, able, new tolerant in the sense of being able to tolerate, you know, things from your parents, which will not set them off, you know, you don't want to leave them in the house is going to make your situation worse, where they end up in some, you know, verbal battle with your parents, you know, cursing each other out and leaving,
and you are in a worse situation than you were before and they can, but somebody who was able to hold his or her temper, and occasionally deal with older people, you may do this to help
affects your parents, while you through your contacts,
can try to maintain your own spiritual development
our friends play a major role in our own Islamic development.
This is the third time I'm trying to get this question answered. I guess I didn't want to call to the first and second time. Sorry about that. My question is, is it permissible for women to wear pants? Under the dress or skirt?
Yes, it is permissible
work. Can I read something about this matter? Because I was told there is a heavy
on the subject. Thank you.
To an Islam.
The point is that
if somebody were to ask you,
is it permissible for a woman to wear a T shirt under her blouse?
leave out the skirt on the offense under your stance on the script? What about a T shirt under your blouse
or a scarf under your head under your MMR or something
or a bow in your hair?
The thing is that these are not
Keep in mind the basic principle in how to deal with actions and things in Islam.
The principle goes like this.
All acts of worship
Unless there is a specific statement of Rasulullah Salaam to say do it
is one principle. All acts of worship are haram except if there is evidence from the Sunnah direct evidence to do it.
foods etc. which are from our day to day lives, which have nothing to do with religious acts such as are all allowed, except if there's a specific adages which comes to forbidden.
So you don't have to go looking for a hadith which says you can wear pants on your skirt or a T shirt under your blouse. Anyone who says you cannot they're the one who has to produce the for his vision for you to do so.
This is the point.
So as long as what you're doing doesn't fall under any of the clear, forbidden, like manifest.
Forgotten I've said that a lot of curses. The women who imitate men and the men who imitate women, right?
Women who imitate men, men who imitate women, this is talking about those who either imitate women in their
You have some men who become very effeminate in their mannerisms are women who take on more manly mannerisms deliberately.
Because this is these are the signs of homosexuality and lesbianism. You know,
this is forbidden
people who may call transvestites you know cross dressers right. And this guy Rodman You know, this basketball player
His hair colored orange and green and stuff like this you know he sometimes he comes into interviews wearing women's dresses
is called a crossdresser right, this kind of behavior is forbidden.
So, wearing engineering, for example, you know, this is a woman identify this woman mean of
decoration or ornamentation for men to wear rings in their ears.
in that in the vast majority of cultures where this is standard for women,
for men to work with swings in the air, you know wearing bracelets and necklaces and things like this, which are normally associated with women's dress, this is forbidden.
So, pads in and of themselves are not specific, specifically designated for men today in society such as pants are normally worn by men, but women there are cuts of pants for whatever female identified with female dress.
it is not a requirement that a woman to go and seek a ID to prove the permissibility of wearing pants or this skirt or t shirts under their blouses. But for those who prohibited it is on them to prove it.
The announcement that there is a lecture in Arabic starting in 10 minutes in the cafeteria, for those interested there is an Arabic lecture starting in 10 minutes in the cafeteria
is Sellafield a man hub
means a way of thought.
Right? or practice.
If we mean that it is a madhab like the Hanafi madhhab. Chopra? mccobb No, it's not
Imam Abu hanifa.
Imam Ahmed was a fellow
and a mama shockwave
Your the term selfie only refers to a way of looking at Islam,
which was in accordance with the teachings of the Prophet commissar Salah
that Islam should be understood, according to the Quran and Sunnah, as understood and practice, by the companions of Prophet Muhammad wa sallam, and the early generations of Muslim scholars, that's all that Salafi means.
So some people have turned it into a group or a movement. This is the Salafi movement of the Salafi group. But actually, this is
a mistake. Because then we're falling into the same trap of other movements, etc.
It's just Islam.
There is only Islam.
We were called
As I said, in the Quran, about Prophet Abraham. Before we were called Muslim, and this is the name that we were given.
The term selfie may be used to express how one may look at
implementation of Islam,
but not representing a group or a movement etc. It is Islam, we are Muslims. We strive to follow Islam as the early generations of righteous Muslims did, following their methodology.
Understanding as they understood