Channel: Bilal Philips
Series: Bilal Philips - Qada And Qadar
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hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salatu salam ala rasulillah Karim. Allah Allah was hobby when womanist and Nevis una genoma Deen opera is due to alarm Eli's Peace and blessings beyond the last prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and and all those who follow the path of righteousness until the last day.
will cover the last of the questions completing the
section on other from an haqqanis book Alam asuna Matura.
This is question number 155.
The question is, what is the status of faith in other with regard
to the religion?
And how can we said
believe in harder is the system of tawheed.
Just as really having belief in the means which bring about good and repel evil?
Is the system of the Sharia.
Belief in harder
is the system of our head. Just as having belief in the means, which bring about good and evil and repel evil is the system of the Sharia.
What does he mean by that?
The Sharia consists of a variety of instructions, all focused on promoting the causes of good and preventing the causes of evil.
If a person did not believe in the causes of good or evil, he would reject the instructions as meaningless or incorrect.
Consequently, that would result in his rejection of the Shetty AI itself.
For example, if a person did not believe that wearing the jilbab the outer garment causes good and prevents evil. As the Almighty said, Yeah, you and maybe coleus logica, obon Attica, Vanessa meanin Nina la hindlimb Angelababy in the Alec adna. And you're off now for ally, lane, or prophet, tell your wives, your daughters and the women of the believers to drape their cloaks over themselves, that is better that they be known and not harmed.
So if a person didn't accept that, is rejecting the idea that the jilbab causes good and prevents evil.
Instead, they believe that the jilbab causes harm by oppressing women,
and prevented good by not allowing them to display their natural beauty.
Right. This is another way of looking at it.
In such a case,
a woman who held that point of view would not wear what the Lord commanded.
And a man would allow his holding that view would allow his wife and daughters to expose themselves in public.
Similarly, if a person did not believe in the Divine Decree, which affirms our laws, knowledge of everything is creation of everything, and is control over everything is belief in our head, the unique oneness of Allah would be defective, as it is based on a loss of omniscience, and his omnipotence, meaning his knowledge of all things and his power over all things.
His is oneness of Dominion or recall our heat or rubia
is based on his creation of and control over everything
is oneness of names and attributes that are hidden as well as the fact is based on his knowledge of everything, and his oneness of divinity. The hidden value here is based on his creation of and control over everything as the almighty
He said, yeah you unus wobbu Dora como la dee da Kamala Dena Mian Camila, Camila Allah, Tata Hoon, or humankind. worship your Lord who created you, and those before you so that you may become pious
if the person denied Crowder claiming that he had free will to do whatever he wished, and the law did not know his decisions before they happen, he denies that the law is the only creator.
He denies that a law is the only creator and that he knows everything. He denies that he knows everything. If, on the other hand, he affirms other, claiming that he had no freewill, he denies the laws perfect justice and this wisdom as he would force his creatures to commit sin and punish punish him for it. So they would mean which is unjust, and he would forbid his creature from sin, and then make him do it, which is unwise, or would be the point, what is the wisdom in that.
So, believe in harder
is the system of tawheed it is the core, it is part of the fabric, which makes up the
creed or this belief system of tawheed itself.
Just as belief in the means, which bring about good and repel evil is
the foundation of the belief system of the Sharia.
That clear now,
however, the religion will only be consistent and correct for one who believes in other and adheres to the shady
religion of Islam
will only be practiced in a consistent manner
and will be correct in its practice. For one who believes in other and adheres to the Sharia, the prophet SAW Selim a firm belief in other
and to the one who asked, should we not then depend upon what has been written for us and leave actions, he replied, act four, he will be facilitated for that which he has been created for. Thus, whoever denies other, claiming that it contradicts the Sharia has deprived the law of his knowledge and his ability and made the creation independent in its actions, and a creator of its own deeds.
By doing so, he has affirmed another creator besides a law. rather he affirms that all the creatures are creators.
Whoever firms cutter, this, that's one side the other side, whoever firms called they're using it as an excuse to fight against the Sharia, negating the creatures ability and choice granted to him by Allah, the Most I who made him responsible for it, claiming that a law has charged his slaves with that which they cannot do. That's what he's doing.
like giving a blind man the responsibility of putting dots and dashes in the Quranic text.
To do so, he accuses a law of oppression
and his predecessor in that accusation is a police.
May Allah curse him
when he said all of habima have way too many the upper orogen Allah homes erotical Mr. Team, he said, because you have sent me a stray says after a law had cursed him, thrown him out of the Hellfire, and he requested
a despite until the last day, then
he when he was given the respect, this was his threat.
Because you have sent me a stray here is
attributing his misguidance to law.
I will indeed sit in wait against them on your straight path. He promised that he would send
Human beings are stray.
As for the true believers, they believe in the good and the evil of other and that Allah is the Creator of all of that. They submit to the orders and prohibitions of the Sharia. And they judge it, and the judge by it among themselves in public, and in private.
They also believe that guidance and misguidance are in the hands of Allah guides whom He wishes from his mercy misguides roomie wishes out of His justice, and he is most knowledgeable about the appropriate place for his mercy and justice.
And naraba, Alamo, Beeman, Bala and sabini. Who will be money today. Indeed, your Lord knows best. He alone knows best, who goes straight from his path, and he knows best who receives guidance.
They further believes the believers in other true believers, they further believe that the Lord does that with infinite wisdom
and incontrovertible evidence against the creation.
They believe that reward and punishment are dependent upon applying or not applying the Sharia, not other
reward and punishment is not according to other
but according to
application or lack of application of the Sharia.
In other words, they don't blame put it together alone. Well, you know, Allied has decided to punish some slaves and to give others paradise. It has nothing to do with our actions. It's just a decision of Allah. No, it has to do with our actions.
Instead, they only console themselves with codder during calamities.
This is when they console themselves with color.
See, see differences. The point here, when you're dealing with right and wrong?
Should I do this or should I not do this?
You don't use color
to justify your wrongdoing. If you choose wrong, and you say it's a last color
you chose wrong.
So the color is not brought in here. You you recognize in this circumstance, your individual choice,
but you will resort to color you saying it's a lot harder, when calamity strikes, this is when you use it. This is when the believers use other calamity strikes, rather than trying to blame others.
So what people usually do is is the opposite. And calamity strikes as your fault Why you didn't then why and why and why? This is what happens, isn't it? Instead for the true believer, when calamity strikes? He says it's a lot of other
promises am said don't say if if only because that opens the door for Satan. If only you had done so and so and I told you to do that this would never happen.
It's allowed other instead he said say other law bhamashah file, it is the destiny of a law and he does what he wishes. So we console ourselves with others only in terms of calamities, not in times of decision making between good and evil.
when good occurs
when good occurs
instead of attributing it to themselves.
They attributed to Allah
give a lot of the credit for that good.
They say instead Alhamdulillah Hey lady, hi Donnelly. hada whom I couldn't Lena, dia Lola and hi Donna law.
All the praises and thanks belong to a law who has guided us to this and never could we have found guidance where it not that the Lord guided us.
When the good comes. This is the way the believer approaches that good because of his belief in whether he approaches it in this way. He attributes the good there to Allah instead of feeling proud, arrogant, you know because of what I do.
This is why it is happening.
So they don't say as Satan said
in nama oo T two who Allah Elman MD. This is because I have been given it's been given to me because of the knowledge which I possess
and when they commit a sin
when they commit a sin
rather than blaming it on a law as Satan did
they are repentant.
They say instead, Robin Avalon Nam Susannah Willem de fildena
akuna Minal ha serene, our Lord, we have wronged ourselves. If you do not forgive us and bestow upon us Your mercy, we will certainly be among the wrongdoers, and the losers certainly be among the losers.
after committing the sin, Robbie Bhima awaits honey. That was a Nana whom fell out of the villa Oh, we are known as mine, oh my lord, because you misled me. Again,
blaming Allah, I will beautify the path of error for them and earth and I will mislead all of them.
This is the arrogance, lack of humility, rather than recognizing error, asking lots forgiveness, it just makes him more bold, more
When calamity befalls them, the law can go on to say they say in gnarly law he or in LA Roger on truly to Allah we belong unto him, we will return.
And they don't say as those who disbelieve, say, or believers, to not be like the disbelievers
who say to their brethren, is the law saying all believers do not be like the disbelievers who say to their brethren, when they travelled through the earth, or go out to fight, if they had stayed with us, they would not have died or been killed.
At that same If only we had stayed with us, instead of going out to fight they will not have been killed.
For the believer.
He or she recognizes that life and death is in the Lord's hands. And they don't resort to if in order to
put in the hearts of others regret
or increase their own regret.
So Allah has been farzan and farzan it said
it means that when a person is afflicted with a calamity,
he realizes that it is from a loss.
He perseveres hopes for a loss reward for it and submits to a loss decree. And Allah guides his heart replaces for him the lost worldly possessions with guidance in his heart and true conviction. Furthermore, a law may give him back what he lost or grant him something that is even better.
If we look at the benefits of belief in other
I have collected about 10.
The first of which
is that belief in God
is or represents the completion of faith.
Since belief in color is one of the pillars of faith, of the six pillars of Eman, a person's faith is not correct and complete, unless and until he holds true belief and color.
Furthermore, since belief in other is a clear demonstration of a laws dominion over the creation, a person's faith in the laws, lordship is rubia
not correct and complete, unless he holds true belief in others.
So other is a key
the completion of faith in correct belief.
it provides security from shark.
Other provides security from shark.
Many people develop idolatrous beliefs in order to reconcile a good creator and evil in the world. He
spoke about that earlier. Zoroastrians
because they couldn't deal with evil coming from God. They said evil is from Satan. So they have a God of good ahora Mazda, and a God of evil Satan, and remind you
once you have identified another god in creation, you've fallen into schilke. Also those people who have erroneous beliefs concerning human freewill
and who recognize human beings as creators, besides the law of meaning, they are able to create their own deeds the law has no control over it and free to do what they wish.
an element of sheer care because the creation which belongs only to a law is given now to human beings, they have made made independent creators
correct belief in other affirms that the law is the only creator and acts as the dividing line between Chirac and his
belief in other is the dividing line between shirk and tauheed third point, reliance on a law
since a lie is the creator of causes and effects,
he has the ability to stop or change the effect of a particular cause.
person falls off a building
20 storeys high
cause effect is
But every now and then you hear about somebody who falls 20 stories and gets up to war and walks away from it.
It's in his hands he can make that happen.
knowing that, that a law has that ability to stop or change the effect of a particular cause.
When a person for example takes medicine,
he should trust in a law and not in the medicine.
When he takes medicine, you should trust in the law and not the medicine.
If not boss report to the laws messenger said at the law Oh Michelle Carter.
at the VA Oh men of color cadion farabee is nilay tala. Medicine is a part of other
medicine is a part of
it may benefit with a loss permission.
It may benefit with the laws permission.
counting on the laws perfect knowledge, and its full control of
one cannot go wrong by requesting his choice in the DA and Mr. hora.
Wireless Takara is a part of our belief in other
trusting in the law, that what he does things for us is best. One who decides to do something he makes to rock art. Then he makes the dua of istikhara supplication in which we're seeking a law's decision as to what is good for us.
And after making the draw, we go ahead and we do what we had decided to do.
If we find difficulty in doing it, every step that we take, we find hurdles in our way. It's not working out problems arising. These are the signs to tell us that this choice was not the best choice to leave it. This is the way we know by going to sleep
immediately after making the door
Trying to dream something that's going to tell you what the answer is? No,
not by making the draw, when you don't know what you plan to do you have not made any choice in the matter, you're going in there and you don't really know is it this or it's that
you're asking a lot to decide in that way, which is not the way to do it has to be done.
The fourth benefit is steadfastness in facing the challenges of life, life is a challenge, locker, the hollow canal in Santa Fe cupboard. Human beings are created in struggle.
That is the nature of life, human beings are created in struggle, from the time we are born, just being born, we've ever seen a baby born, it's a massive struggle coming into this world.
And from that point, onwards, the child continues to struggle.
When it's first, you know, learning to walk and see the struggle and, you know, to to crawl, for example, just for a baby to start to crawl the struggles, they have to go through to get crawling, and then for them to get upon walk, see the struggles they have to go through. And then kids when they want to ride a bike, see the struggles that they have to go through. And on the new you when you want to learn to drive a car struggles that you have to go through. I mean, though, there these are conveniences, you know, the car and the bike, etc. But still, it's a struggle for you to be able to utilize it. And that's just in movement. But then look at the rest of our lives. They're filled
with struggles, whether it's on the job, whether it's in the home, whether it's you know, even when we go on vacation, vacation, relaxing time you find yourself in the middle of struggles. So it's all around us, we can't escape it la de la Canal in Santa Fe cabin. So, believe in the other gives the individual steadfastness in meeting the challenges, the trials of life, when you feel caught, that makes a person persist in his adherence to the straight path,
avoiding carelessness in times of success and ease and despair in times of calamity.
This is proper belief in other
because what happens to most people, when
receive great blessings from Allah. They forget a lot. And they just so caught up in their happiness of their success and having all this money, they squander it, they waste it, they don't fulfill the laws, commandments regarding it at all.
Is what happens to them. So they don't have steadfastness. Even if they were practicing before all this wealth comes.
Practice gone out the window.
Or on the other hand, a person suffers tragedy,
or do they do set up being patient, they fall into despair. Cause too much why I can't understand why me you know,
blaming themselves blaming other people, you know, it's just
the last quarter. Allah has put this trial on you, for you to be a better person for you to grow. That's what it's there for.
But one has to grasp that the trial is for that purpose. Otherwise, it just becomes punishment and suffering. You're suffering from it.
So he is steadfast
sticks on the straight path straight path is the one which prompts us lm lead, one which tells us to be humble and meek, even though we have huge amounts of wealth, etc. We should still not make us. You know, MIT shouldn't make us arrogant and proud and we should still be humble and meek. Straight Path also means
that when the trials come, we don't fall into despair, but we are steadfast and patient. So there's humility, in times of ease and success and this patience in times of calamity and trial.
He does that the believer does that because he knows that everything good in this life comes from Allah.
Everything in this life whatever happens is from Allah
and there is ultimately good in it.
So he takes benefit from whatever circumstance he or she is in
fifth point, belief in further helps the individual maintain caution and alertness. It makes the individual cautious, cautious How? Because people
people in this life change. A person may be good for a while you see them go straight,
misguided press, maybe this misguided for some time you see them find their way, the guidance straight
hearts change so easily so quickly. And the problems are Solomon said in a particular statement. Indeed, the hearts of Adam's descendants are between the two fingers of the most murderous merciful. They're like a single heart which he turns as He wills. So the believer is always careful about what's happening to him what's happening around him, so that he doesn't go astray.
He's always watchful, careful.
And he's fearful at the same time, that his final actions may not be bad, he does want them to be evil, that he is the final deeds that he does when he leaves this world, our word deeds which are displeasing to Allah, because that's indeed indicative of a bad end.
So this belief,
though his caution and alert, his belief does not make him
lazy, and apathetic. Because some people have said that the reason why Muslims are so backwards now is because of their belief in other.
This has been said, time and time again, because of their belief in others why they're so backward. But reality is that that's not the case. They believe in covered before, and they were the leaders in science and all these other fields, and Baghdad, in Cordova in Spain.
throughout the world, they were the leaders of science, technology, culture, etc. Europe was at its feet, learning from them.
Others didn't stop them from being at the top.
So it's not true.
People are backwards today for reasons which lie within ourselves.
Whether it is the improper distribution of wealth in the country,
people not paying the cause they should, as they say, if Muslims paid those aka wealthy Muslims or throughout the Muslim world, basica there would be no poor people amongst us. You would not be a poor nation, just being Zika.
But the vast majority of the rich and the super rich, don't even think about Zika.
It's not an issue.
The sixth benefit of belief in color.
It strengthens the individual in facing danger.
Most people when they're faced with danger, they shy away, want to run in the other direction.
Fearful danger, but the one who believes that whatever happens is preordained.
Once lifespan is already written,
then that's going to be motivation for that individual to make sacrifices to be fearless.
As what the Sahaba
were what shocked the enemies among the Persians and the Romans, when they ran into them. They were just shocked. These people ragtag army would come and just devastate them they would have all their no armor and
troops and everything, you know, lined up and this ragtag army would just hit them like a tornado and just knock them down like bowling balls. Why?
Where's this coming from?
They had no fear and no fear of death because if allied written for them, that it was your time then no matter what you did, it's coming.
So it made them fearless
is one of the qualities other gives that individual, that sense of fairness and that's of course very, very important. When it comes to issues of jihad. You know, with the Muslim doesn't turn his back on Islam out fighting the idea of turning and running.
Not acceptable, shifting your position, you know, to maneuver
Some other thing, but turning your backs and just running for your life, though, is considered sinful.
It's considered sinful.
So this belief in
it gives the believer the confidence to face perilous situations with a firm heart.
And this becomes especially relevant
for those seeking reform, for example, to be able to confront the tyrants, I don't care, they will speak out
against the tyrants.
You know, Solomon said that this was one of the greatest forms of jihad, to speak the truth in the face of a tyrant.
He just snatches you and kills you afterwards. That's it, but to knowing that that's
quite possibly the consequence. But you will stand and tell him the truth anyway.
And also to speak out in general, to what is haram, what is forbidden in the society, and not silent, just seeing haram all around you and you just carry on oblivious? No,
because you're worried about your job.
You're worried about
all kinds of things.
among the benefits, belief in other is gratitude.
One who truly believes in Qatar realizes that any favor that people render to him is ultimately from Allah.
Any favor that people rendered to him is ultimately from Allah, but promises lm said, Man, lamea, scaliness, lamea, escuela whoever doesn't think people don't thank Allah, Allah processes distance.
So though we recognize that whatever good or benefit people do for us, it's ultimately from Allah. It doesn't negate or cancel the risk the responsibility to thank people.
Why? Why does the prophet SAW Selim insist that we should thank people when ultimately it is a law? Why don't we just say when somebody does something good for you just say Alhamdulillah thanks to Allah alone.
No, thanks for you. Thanks to Allah alone. Why is this not acceptable?
Yeah, you will break that person's motivation to do things for others. Because the weakness of our nature is that when we do things for people we like to be thanked for this is, this is our own weakness. We like to be thanked when we're thankful. We're encouraged to want to do more, it makes us feel better. Knowing that recognizing that weakness in human nature, Professor Selim said whoever does not thank people doesn't thank Allah.
Yeah, it makes people feel good. Because naturally, somebody does something for you, thank them, they're gonna feel good about you. You know, so it's good. It helps to build good relationships with people.
one recognizes that all good that comes to him or her is from a law
when he or she expresses gratitude to those who help them.
They remember at the same time, to show gratitude to the true giver, who is the law.
And don't forget, you don't go on one hand where you don't think these people know you, thank them. But on the other hand, you don't go overboard, you thank them and forget a lot.
Thank them, but you must also remember that ultimately, it came from Allah. So thanks should be given to a loss of this belief in the other helps us to be more thankful to Allah. And this is something which is very important and so important. There are laws about the Allah made the daily prayer based on it, Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil aalameen.
Starting right off with that, thanking Allah
and this is what
is different color or this is the basis of the difference between the prayer of a true believer
and the prayer of
a believer by custom.
The believer by custom when he puts his hand up for da he just said Allah one
I need this. Can you do this for me? I know. That's the essence of his prayer. There's no thanks. Not thanking Allah for all of the good that allows days all he can think of is, give me more. I want, you know my needs. So this is not the way to approach a last month Allah. Allah teaches us into a Fatiha first and foremost, we thank Allah and praise Him. That's where we start from thanking Allah and praising him. So believe in her that helps us to remember to be thankful to Allah, and to praise him.
The eighth point
of benefit from belief in other
is that it helps us to avoid falling into the traps and tricks of magic and fortune telling.
get involved in magic. And in fortune telling, to try to
make their own other
they want certain things to happen.
they want their husbands to love them.
Or some person so they can marry them, whatever. So they go to somebody who makes a potion for them. Tell them sprinkle this in his food or whatever. And he's gonna love you.
Magic people going in dabbling in magic fortune teller going
tell you about the future, what's going to happen reading your palm, the lines on your hands.
This is going to be in your future that's going to be in your future people go for it. Why?
they believe that if they can get this information, then they can make their own color they can make their own destiny. No in the future. And of course you make the right choices now if you know what's gonna happen in the future.
So of course all of this is considered to be a form of shock and disbelief process Allah has forbidden it.
So believe in other makes this stuff seem foolish. makes it seem so insignificant, we wouldn't even consider it. As people who have no real understanding of other they say Nah, see.
Whatever happens marriage, they say is Nasim. You marry whoever your parents tell you and it's just nothing.
but the boss or salami told us certain steps we should take.
If it were just not safe, didn't matter who you married and just marry, he wouldn't have said, marry the pious woman are married for four things for their wealth, their money, their family status and piety.
They said marry the bias.
So it's not just the same. Yeah, after you've married the pious, you know, you did whatever else prophesied Salam said for us to do, then. Now it's nothing.
But before making any effort,
just to say it's nothing, no, not right.
The ninth benefit
is that corridor helps to eliminate certain social diseases.
Perhaps the biggest of them
jealousy. Min Sherry has it in either hazard.
Such a big evil, that a lot dedicated, a surah to it, or at least a part of that surah
that it's an evil force, evil.
One which drove Satan to do what?
To disobey a law at the most critical of times.
Jealousy, how can I worship him? You created them from black stinky mud.
I'm better than him. You created me from fire and created him from clay.
That's jealousy, expressing itself.
on the other end of it is jealousy.
Jealousy creates that
So belief in color when a person believes in the other, he knows that the lie is the one who gives him takes whatever people have a lot gave it to them,
and he can take it from them.
So it's not worth being jealous over any of these things.
If Allah wishes it for you, it's coming.
If he doesn't, it's not coming.
So, when a person actually is jealous, when he expresses his envy,
what he is doing, in fact, his expression, expressing an objection to the Divine Decree, Allah
decreed for that individual this and you're not happy with it.
You're not happy with the decree. You want it for yourself, to envy, his dissatisfaction, the expression of dissatisfaction with the decree of a law
is why I lost it in the grind.
to Proverbs provinces,
not to look straight in your neck to look at what Allah has given his disbelievers has given them thanks, Don't strain your head to look for only create a new feeling, which is not befitting
its guidance to us in general. But as I said, I'm said, Don't look to those, above you.
In material things, don't look to those above you. Look to those below you. Because it is better to remind you of a last favor.
Look into those above, you'll never be satisfied. There will always be people above you. And you may have so much. But you're dissatisfied. You're not happy with it. Because you don't have as much and so on. So
that's the danger.
The 10th point last point, amongst those which I gathered, is that
belief in other also encourages us to be generous. It encourages generosity,
because other implies that poverty and affluence is in the Lord's hands. Therefore, the believer has no hesitation in being generous. He believes if you give this allow and multiply it
allow it multiplies the promise of Allah He will multiply it.
So he's not hesitant.
When generosity is needed, when it's called upon, he's there right in the forefront doing it.
So, those are the main 10 points, which I gathered from different books on the benefits of belief in other The last thing that I would like to cover further than
is the question should either be discussed
in the first place, we did this all throughout the month and cover should we be discussed in the first place.
There is a Hadith, authentic hadith,
in which the prophet SAW Solomon said
either look at other 4am sequel
if God is men mentioned, restrain yourself Don't get involved.
Are we just finished doing our section of a book?
Now, the point is that
and some people say this it is better not to talk about other
leave it however, we have to consider that. Color is one of the articles of our faith. And we are supposed to know our faith.
Saying I believe in holiday doesn't just mean words. I believe in others. I mean, what is called that? Oh, I don't know I believe in it anyway.
If you believe in something you don't understand, will it benefit you
you're not be able to benefit from it. If you don't understand it. You don't know what it is? How can you benefit from it. So therefore,
if you consider that jabril
jabril came and asked about salsa
About the article then he is the one who said its color.
And at the end of that event when jabril came and asked about the different pillars of faith etc
rasa Salim said jabril came to teach your religion. So, affirmation that questions to understand what is the basic articles of faith is there
also the Quran itself
it has many verses on other the word is called itself mentioned and, and the effects of other principles of other all mentioned in the crime and a lot of the same time said that the brutal Quran Allah kulu vena cava Will they not think deeply about the Quran or the hearts laptop? So, Allah is telling us to reflect on and to think and to understand
and the Sahaba always had is that we came across with promises Some said different things are asked What about this? What about that, should we not act just depend on others, they ask questions of the class, how to get clarity
and the early generations of scholars
they wrote books on Kotter.
So, then, what did the professor said mean, when he said if others mentioned, restrain yourself Don't get involved?
We have to understand it
in the context,
that problems are seldom on one occasion that come out his home
and he heard some of his companions arguing about other and they became angry and he said, Well you commanded to do this
was I sent to you in order for you to do this?
Indeed, it was such disputes in this matter of color, which caused the destruction of those were before you I am determined to call you
not to have
dispute amongst you in this matter of other
so what is the process of them talking about this process I'm talking about? He was prohibiting disputing about color
that we should not get involved in arguments right.
in areas with of color, which we have no knowledge just arguing for the sake of argument
and ultimately the other is from the unseen
Well, we know of it is what the professor Solomon's revealed to us what the law revealed to him.
So, we know there is an element of it
that we have to stop at, but still we are allowed to ask in those areas where knowledge will clarify for us
what is the correct belief in
Okay, that basically completes the section on
I will bring the notes,
the notes which I have prepared for the topic.
We'll do a quick review of the topic
and I'll give you some sample questions
and inshallah the week following it. We will do an exam, another test on it.
I hope inshallah all of you will participate. But next week we'll give the material actually will be available earlier by around midweek this week. Tuesday should be ready. Those of you would like copies shala make sufficient copies for everybody. Right the tapes for the course inshallah we should have them ready by the middle of the week also.
So we'll have the complete set of tapes. I mean, how many sessions will be due on it?
Anyway we'll have them ready inshallah.
By around midweek, if not latest will be next Saturday. And the written material will be available at the same time as the
said, and also some sample questions from each of the topics and to help you prepare yourselves.
So any questions on what we have covered now,
the issue of the discussion of other think it's clear why it is something necessary to the degree that we have done, we try to stay out of getting into the areas where we really don't have any answers, we stop where a law has stopped, whereas messenger stopped, we don't go any further than that. But within the realm of the information we have from the crime, and sooner we can look at it, and try to understand it.
Next time, and he had,
said, he said,
I'm not familiar with it. Brother mentioned the Hadith or story which was narrated to him concerning Prophet
Moses, Prophet Musa, that he had had some stomach pains or whatever, and law, told him to take some leaves and extract something from it as like medicine for it to get and it cured his pain. And the next time, I bet, of course, he returned to Allah asking him about it. Second, next time that he had the pain, he just went straight away and got the leaves. When he took it didn't remove his pain, in fact, as pain increased. So when he asked a lot about it a lot told him that the first time you believed in me, and the second time you believed in the leaves,
it's expressing an idea, which we spoke about, which is true when you're taking medicine, you have to put your trust in the law, not in the medicine.
But taking medicine is part of the process, lm said,
but this incident, I don't know of so I really can't speak and say, was it really a Hadith, or this just a story that is circulated? So if anybody has information on that, please bring it share it with us. So we can
all benefit from it.
Well, is it correct to pass this story on?
No, if we don't have certainty, because we're talking about the Messenger of Allah, for us to speak about incidents from his lives without knowledge, and this is not wise. islamically we should avoid that?
Well, this question of the disc about the difference between fortune telling and weather forecasting. If both people use the term inshallah, meaning a person looks at the lines on your hand, and says you're gonna have five kids in Sharla.
And the other person, you know, gets the information from, you know, the
weather satellites, whatever, and they make their estimation that yes, rain is likely to come, so they say it will rain tomorrow, inshallah.
What's the difference between the two, the obvious difference is the one who is forecasting the weather. He is following discernible causes and effects in this world.
Wind blows a cloud, which is a rain cloud, it's blowing it in your direction. And everywhere it has passed before it's dropped rain, the likelihood of dropping rain on us good. So you say it will rain here. When the cloud hits us? It's gonna reach us by tomorrow, inshallah.
That is something which is knowable. You know, to that, to that degree, it's an estimation and acceptable, but looking at lines on your hand, and saying the way this line is, it's a bit crooked here. This means you're gonna have five kids.
what science is this? Where is the science here? This is just pure. You know, speculation has no basis in science
and if anything happens of that,
Have that then you're dealing with the gym.
That's where you can get knowledge mixed with lies, but yet knowledge and you're dealing with the gym. So you're saying in sha Allah afterwards
doesn't change the fact that you are relying on something which is not a cause and effect part of the cause and effect system, which Allah has revealed to us
having a particular curve in the line on your hand, that doesn't cause you have five children.
No, inshallah, then we'll quit.
the question that you have raised?
Why is a person held accountable
for his deeds, when it is already written? Whether he is going to be good or evil?
That question was what this whole course was about?
Yeah, so you've come in and the first time for the first time today. So basically, you're asking us to repeat the whole course for you to give you the answer,
that you had come in the first day, and inshallah you would not be asking that question now. But just as a quick answer,
what we have learned from studying this course
is what was the answer to that?
place his own destiny, where his choices which has the means, but
only God knows, that is what he chooses his destiny by his
A bit disjointed, come again.
To the morning, I was listening to a lecture and the same question was put by one of the
attendants and he answered and he said, like if God already knew
if he puts in heaven,
why did you give me the punishment? Yeah, but this is not answering his question. That's another issue. That's not answering his question.
That's not answering his question.
the human being is given the choice to drive the golf
and what is the
consequences of that, and the human is given the choice to take on any of those bar, this bar is with the permission and
when you indicate the wrong it is the right one, but it is now you seek the right bar to the right property,
it is you
was picking up and he knows in advance
what you are going to do and what you are going to ask.
Okay, it's got bits and pieces of it here. Okay.
Just to save time here. Now, the question why Allah will hold you to account when he already wrote what you're going to do. The point is that what he wrote that you're going to do, was what you chose to do. He wrote your choices. He didn't make you make those choices. He only wrote what your choices would be.
So that's why he can hold you accountable. Because he didn't make you make the choice but his knowledge because his knowledge is complete. of past present and future it encompasses everything is knowledge does not make you do what you do. It is only knowledge of what you do. So that's why you can still be accountable even though a lot of road to what you're going to do.
Yeah, man has
The ability to choose to do good or evil. The fact that the Lord knows what he is going to choose doesn't make him choose it. It's still his choice and that's why he's accountable.
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