Reflections On Soorah Al-Ikhlaas
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The topic of today's presentation is tauheed.
But we'll be looking at SES
So, we could call the general topic reflections on Sora floss.
This is the 112 or 13 Surah Surah of the Quran.
concerning this chapter of the Quran, we have a narration
a tradition of the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam wherein his wife Ayesha reported that the Prophet Muhammad wa sallam had sent a man in charge of a detachment and army detachment.
And this man used to lead the group in prayer.
And what he did was that every time he closed the prayer, he would close it with this chapter of the barn.
When they returned, they informed the Prophet Mohammed survived some of them who said to him, or said to them,
why did you do this?
went and they asked him why he was doing this. And he replied, because it's a description of a rough man, Ahmad the Most Merciful. And I love to reciting
the Prophet Muhammad wa sallam then said, inform him that a law loves him.
There is another narration reported by analysts and other than the confines of the salon,
in which he said that there was a man from the answer. That is the people of Medina, welcome the Prophet and his companions are Salam. When they had to leave Mecca, and re establish themselves in Medina, a man amongst them used to leave the prayer in the Kaaba Masjid. Khuda Masjid is the first Masjid to be built
by the prophet Muhammad, Allah, his companions. And it's just out on the outskirts of Medina. He used to lead them in prayer and every celebrities, men, he would begin to Salah by reciting this chapter called who Allah.
And then he will recite another chapter from the plan after that is after resizing. So in fact,
he did this continually.
When the people who are praying there, they asked him
that it is this, when you read this chapter,
that he finds that it is not enough reward for him that you need to read some of the charts afterwards. So they suggested to him either just read this
or just read another chapter.
But he refused. He said, either you accept me resizing this way, or I will stop leading with
more because it's optional. You can choose somebody else. You don't like what I'm doing.
But he was the best reciter among them. So they really didn't want to choose anybody else.
On one occasion, Mohammed Hassan came to visit them
because he would come
especially on Zuma used to want to mess with failure.
So they asked him, you know, they told him about this, not too much issue.
said to the person
what is preventing you from doing what your friends have asked you to do? And he said,
Charlie, I love this chapter.
problems are solved and then said, your love for it has put you in paradise.
Another companions of Prophet Muhammad as a man by the name of Abu Zeid,
to the companions on one occasion
Are any of you unable to recite a third of the Quran at
night, every night.
Now the plan
114 chapters is pretty long
when you said that companion South was difficult for them. So they said, well monsters can handle that, or messenger of Allah. And he replied
that follow along
is equal to one third and
we also find
that the Prophet Muhammad wa sallam his wife, Ayesha reported that every night before going to bed, the problems are seldom, when he sat in his bed before going to sleep,
he would put his hands together,
he would go in his hands. And then he would recite this chapter of the fine, along with the following two chapters Asterix surah, Al salam, and surah.
And then he would wipe his hands over his body, from his head, face, the front of his body, whatever else he could read, she would do this three times.
Now, these different narrations from the companions of the Prophet
that this chapter had a special place in the heart of the Muslims.
So much so that some would recite it. In every prayer that they made at the beginning, there is a recitation of Quran or closing the rest.
And this was something which is approved by the prophet.
Furthermore, he informed us that it was equal in value to one third of the farm.
What this means to us one third of the quiet, it doesn't mean that if we recite it three times, this is actually equals in a cycle.
Because that would then
discourage people from others. In fact, if you're going to get the same reward from recycling this chapter three times as you would get from recycling or reading the whole class, and why bother 304 honestly, much more difficulty. So a few weeks, maybe a month, maybe more.
The idea here was was understood, not that it was equal in the sense that it may be you may replace the recitation of the Quran by reciting three terms, but that if we were to take
all of the topics of the class, and we were to put them in three main categories,
this chapter covers one of the categories. One third of what the Quran is talking about, is found in this chapter.
It summarizes one third of the concepts of the client.
Before reciting the client,
we are told by a law
in the taxi known as B versus 98.
fader for Upton for an emphasize the law initiate Banerji. Whenever you are reciting the Quran,
you should seek refuge in the law from the curse of Satan.
This is a commandment
for us to do so.
in the second chapter of the course, and the second verse, law says gallican keekaboo now
this is the book in which there is no doubt
for those who fear God.
is the only book existing on the earth
that contains 100% the Word of God
as we say the whole truth and nothing but the truth.
A law says it is a book of guidance for those who fear.
It doesn't mean that anybody will pick up the book
and they read it they're going to be guided.
Only those who fear a lot. When they pick up that book and they start to read it. They will be guided
and I will tell you from my own experiences
In the eastern province, amongst the American troops
over the past three months,
we had a number of cases of people
who would pass through the tents we are attend set up an Information Center with information about Saudi Arabia as well as information about Islam. And in one corner, book Islamic books are being sold, and among them copies of the Quran.
We had people
who would come through,
buy a copy of the firm,
leave, come back a week later and say, How do I become Muslim?
We gave them no explanation about Islam or any detail. No, they just took the book.
They read it.
Because they feared God.
Myself, I tell you very honestly,
when I became Muslim,
I, the first book I read was not the choir.
And probably if I had read the Koran, and I have looked at it, to some degree, it would not have guided.
Because at the time I was a communist, I didn't even believe in God. So when I picked up the Quran and looked at it,
there was nothing in it.
Instead, what I found by reading a book called The
Islam the misunderstood religion, by Muhammad, in which he made a comparison between Islam, Christianity,
communism, capitalism, socialism,
from a social, religious, moral point of view.
He was he showed me clearly that the system of Islam from an economic social moral point of view was far superior to come.
So I became convinced, from a political point of view,
that the system of Islam was suitable for
running states and benefiting people.
But as far as believing in God, this came stages later, because you don't go from a total, you know, denial of the existence of God, to the acceptance of gods, you know, in a second, something which may take time, unless, you know, sometimes some people have certain, you know, crises in their lives, which can cause them to
turn to God.
But for myself, I just I'm just saying that to say that it is as a loss in this book, is guidance for those who fear that a person truly says God, he picks up the choir no matter what his background is, he will be guided.
So knowing that
we know that the evil force,
Satan, and his compatriots
they want for us what guidance, they want us to stray from the path, they don't want us to find guidance. So naturally, when a person goes to get the plan, to read the plan, they're going to try their hardest to make sure that the person doesn't benefit from the plan.
And we all know
we are encouraged to read the Quran daily to read some for our daily you know, as it said, the Quran is the most widely read book in the world.
most Muslims read it in a ritualistic fashion.
You know, they don't know Arabic, they learn how to read Arabic and they just repeat the words
but they don't really understand when it's being said.
But still knows who would go to pick up the Quran to read it to understand that
Satan or the satanic forces will come and try to discourage the person from reading and
so what happens? You sit down to read the
set your time you decided you're going to read the Quran at this time every day.
You open the Quran
and you find yourself
I decided to get heavy know why your eyes work heavy once you're in before you picked up the class. For all of a sudden you pick up the crime you find yourself. You telling it then the thought comes to you kind of tired now you know
After fudger in early morning, maybe I need some more sleep. I read it later. So you close the book.
And of course you get busy the rest of the day you don't need it that day. And
this is how the satanic forces can source you.
From the past without, don't you realize, I'm sure you've all experienced this. Because Ally's recitation of
You get up to pray. And you weren't quite trying before. As soon as you get up to pray, you find half the people are praying and they're yawning.
yawning as soon as you get up,
this is a part of that. A tonic effect of trying to swerve people away from benefiting from the guidance that is there in the reading of the Quran, the remembrance of God.
So because of that, we find that Allah has commanded us
that whenever we are going to read the plan, we should seek refuge in the law.
This means doing it sincerely. Because if you just go through the ritual, you know, you're going to read out the language already.
But it's just what you're saying. And don't be surprised if you find yourself yawning and closing the book.
Because seeking refuge in a law is something which has to come from your hearts. When you seek refuge in God, to protect you. You have to say it with all your heart, it has to really come from your heart to have any effect.
After seeking refuge in a law, we begin the recitation of the plan by saying this Malacca Walkman regime, In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Most Merciful.
This is something that we are encouraged to do, generally in our life.
Before doing things we say, Bismillah
to remind ourselves,
that we're doing it in the name of God, for the pleasure of God.
Because if you are in the habit of saying Bismillah, before doing things, then if you are going to do something which isn't good, you're going to feel safe to say this.
And this may cachi, to help you to reflect and say, Well, no, I shouldn't be doing.
I can't say Bismillah before I shouldn't be doing.
We shouldn't do anything in this life, that we will feel ashamed to say Bismillah before it's in the name of God.
The first verse
on this chapter, a very short chapter,
revealed in Mecca,
comprising of only four verses,
the first verse on one long
say, who are he a law, a law
the Prophet Muhammad
was commanded to tell the people
when we read the Quran, this is the same thing we should say this is something that should be a part a basic fundamental part of our faith.
A lot law
is unique. And I didn't say allies one.
You will find this translated as one
as one, but actually the word which means one is washing.
This is a word that really means one. In Arabic. There's a difference between the word wash and the word.
Allah could have used the word wash,
but he chose to use
and I wash it
is one of a lot of names.
Allah uses the name here.
What is the difference?
The difference is that
when you say washing one
This doesn't stop there being another one.
I mean, if I say there is one
It doesn't mean that there isn't another bottle of water in the other room.
It can be a problem by saying one here, it doesn't exclude all others.
But when we use the term Ahad, it means it is the only one
there are no artists.
And because of that, in Arabic, we will use the term rockhead to describe somebody you can say
punakha Rajan wash,
but we cannot use the term to describe somebody this term ahead is only used to describe
you cannot say Roger stone.
In Arabic, it is not,
but not logical.
So, there is something here, a law shows this word to get across a particular idea. And this is the essence of the meaning of the whole chart.
A law is unique,
is one of a kind.
He is unique in his characteristics.
He's unique in his actions,
anything that describes god, this is unique to God alone.
Anything which describes his actions, very unique to God alone.
What I mean by it, I will explain in more detail.
We go on
with the chapter. The next slide, the law says, a law who summon
is the one
to whom all the needs are directed.
Terms summit, it has a number of meanings.
One of them is that he is the one who all need that direction, because he is the only one who can fulfill.
So people even though they may direct their needs to other than a law, in fact, they're directing them to a law, because the law is the only one God is the only one who can answer our needs.
The term also means that he is the self sufficient.
He does not depend on anyone.
He is the eternal
no one called him
he is without beginning without
and a lawyer is written
for a purpose. He said, Who Allahu
Allahu I had a summary
describing the law without saying a lot.
Or we could have said konbu Allahu Ahad one Maha summit.
But Omar didn't use either of these two forms he chose.
To emphasize there is an emphasis by repeating a last name here.
There is an emphasis that whoever does not have these characteristics. This has nothing to do.
who is not unique,
is not a true God.
He is a part of creation.
Any God who is not eternal?
Is not the one who can answer your needs.
This is not a true but
this is why you find in many places in the Quran. Allah asked the question of those who worship other than God.
You know how it is they're worshipping these
other besides God, who can neither benefit them nor harm them.
They can do nothing for them
Because God alone who can fulfill it.
So, anyone who does not have these characteristics is not or cannot be considered a true God. So Allah repeats his name here to emphasize
and the end is deleted.
Because as I said, it could have been football a lot I had one last summer, that is and a lot is self sufficient. Because
the second verse is a result of
describing two separate factors,
by alarm being unique,
in him also being self sufficient, because that is unique. Everything else in creation needs something else
is unique. He is the one natural result of that is that he must be self sufficient. Self subsistent he doesn't need anyone to exist, he has no needs.
The third verse
a lot says, Love Lem Yellin Willem youlet,
he does not give birth.
nor was he born.
He doesn't have offspring.
Nor does he have parents
is another way of putting
a lot of didn't begin by saying he doesn't have parents. Nor does he have offspring, because that's the sort of
norm that you would expect the father
when the child's father is more important than the child.
But why? Why did the law instead put talking about having a child having offspring before talking about having a father
or mother? Why? Because when you look at the masses of mentors,
who have beliefs, distorted beliefs about God, how many of them believe that God had a father,
Ghana, there probably are some somewhere. But most people the problem that they have is God having offspring. It is what they are. This is the main area of the problem.
Whether you look at the chickens, taken Meccans they believe that the angels were doctors
are you look at the Jews, and the Jews started talking about sons of God,
it entered into Christianity, because you can find in Genesis,
Genesis four, verse six,
which says, it says after God has created Adam and Eve,
they have been sent out of the garden, they're on earth and they're having children.
And the numbers increase.
When men began to increase the number on earth,
and daughters were born to them,
the sons of God saw that the daughters of men were beautiful, and they married any of them they chose.
Then the Lord said, my spirits will not remain in man forever. For he is mortal. His days will be 120 years.
The sons of
ideas introduced right from the very beginning
the Bible as the Jews
talking about some mysterious sons of God. There have been various interpretations to explain who they are in the apocryphal books in Enoch.
Enoch first Enoch
six to 10
the origins of the devils are traced to the sons of God
that they were originally angels, who fell from grace and became deaf.
So we have here, this idea of sons of God. And of course, Christians, we know that they took the idea of sons of God right out to the limit.
No, if you go through the New Testament, in spite of all this distortion, you will not find a single verse in the New Testament
where Jesus is speaking, and he says, I am the Son of God.
What you will find is, he says, I am the son of men.
But people around him will be saying, as the Son of God did, so and so and so on. So, the Son of God, God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son. These are all statements of those around Jesus, as placed in the,
the way you read the section, which is just the word of Jesus has come into quotation marks, you will not find anywhere that Jesus says, I am the son.
But this idea became prevalent in Christian teachings.
As they spread to
Greece, as well, where the idea of God having funds is very popular.
Especially when it's reached roll, where
the sun Gods Apollo, he was the popular goddess of time, they believe Apollo was the God who used to ride chariots across the sky, falling behind in the sun of the sun, Rose and Apollo riding his chariot.
He was the Son of God, and He was also the son of the gods.
And at the same time,
he was worship on Sunday.
This is where the name Sunday comes from Chico back in the encyclopedia, what you will find Sunday is the day for the worship of God.
And the early Christian worship, on what day on the Sabbath, the day that Jesus and his companions was the Sabbath,
which begins on Friday. It begins on Friday evening and ends by Saturday.
This was changed
to attract by Paul and his companions to attract
pagans of Rome.
So Sunday became the day of worship focused.
They're not following Jesus.
They're following the father of human beings, as time passed, and the religion was adjusted and modified to suit the time.
But the essence here is that there is the belief that God had a son.
So here's the problem, the idea of God having offspring. So align this chapter here, he says,
He does not have offspring.
And this is part of being unique, isn't it?
unique, I mean, unique, one is the one who have no offspring. Because otherwise, everything else in creation has offspring. All the other beings, human beings are having offspring, they have children.
So once you say God is having children, like, like everybody else, having children,
is not unique anymore.
Then God goes on to say,
when you lead,
nor was he born,
he has no father, for those people
who are caught up in the idea that God has to come from someone from somewhere, somehow.
And I will go there a companion of the Prophet, Mohammed, Salah, and he said, that the problems are solved and said, that Satan comes to every one of you and says, who created this? And who created that?
Until the questions Who created your Lord?
When it comes to that one,
you should seek refuge in a law.
This is a natural question
induced and encouraged by citizen
and if you tell your child you know, as you're educating your children,
you tell them a legate
a law created the earth
Along with the trees that are created the rivers, lottery to the animals that are created, you will have created me
child interns who created a more
natural sequence here.
And it is something
which you have to answer
for a young person is not enough for you to tell her mama Dada, I wouldn't be lying.
She don't seek refugee the loss of that person and the child and turn them away. No, you must address the question.
And the question can be addressed fairly simple.
You explain to them
that creation means adding a beginning.
When something is created, it means it had a beginning.
And if God is the Creator,
if he has a beginning, then he is a part of creation.
He's not the creator
and the one who created him back to that.
So we have two existences, we have the creator and the creation.
If God was created, then you have to take him from over here and put him in creation.
And if there was not a God, who was uncreated, there would be no creation.
Because if if each and every one of us, everything here depended on
someone or some force to create us,
and that force was itself created,
then nothing would exist.
There has to be
a force which had no creator, which causes everything to be created.
you know, depending on the age of the child, this might not quite satisfy that movie, they may say, yes, yes.
required some thoughts you know, but this is the general explanation which can be given.
It's not a problem, question which cannot be answered in that sense.
The point is what is uncreated.
For him to be God, he has to be uncreated.
If he was created, and he is not unique,
this is part of being unique, that he is the only one who is not the
only one not
the last verse
fourth and last,
well, I'm Nicola, who is one.
And there is none.
This is the teaching the ideas which are developed from the very first
at the same time,
that he had no wife or partner
the earth before 30, I have no father,
and he had no son.
This verse also implies that he had no partner. And there's another verse in the Quran in surah
chapter six verse 101, which Allah describes himself as buddy or semi logical
Unnai akula, Walla, Walla, mucuna, who Sasha wahala
that is, he is the Originator of the heavens in the earth.
How could it be that he has a son when he had no partner, no wife
and he created everything.
One was created, everything was everything.
Where are you the partner wants to come from creation. How can it be?
if he wishes something to be
he will dip
father, the son.
And as I said, this verse, reconfirms the idea, which is developed from the very first, that he is unique.
There is none similarity
in any way, shape, or form.
Now, when we look at all of the acts of
shirk being various forms of idolatry, when we look at all of them,
we see that in one way or another,
they involve the destruction of the uniqueness of God.
every form of every form of idolatry, every form of worship of other than God, it involves destroying the uniqueness of God. For example,
when people pray to idols,
believing that the idols are personified in creation,
that these gods is the name of their own hands, somehow the gods God becomes present inside
when they are making God, no longer unique.
The idols you can go cheap, another idol, everyone cannot idol in his own. There's no uniqueness here anymore.
Just like you have many human beings have many other
uniqueness of God is gone.
When you have people praying to say,
as in Catholicism, for example, or you may find ignorant Muslims in different parts of the world strange to people who they call saints,
or those who pray to intermediary gods, they believe in one God that they believe they're intermediary Gods between themselves and God.
What they do is they make God like their earthly leaders.
In that, if you want to see
of the organization,
the director of
this hotel, the Intercontinental you, as a person, who is cleaning rooms, cannot just go walking into the director's office, you knock on the door, you come walking in, you know, I'd like to have some words with you,
you will go to the supervisor of cleaners, and you will tell them your problem. And he goes to the supervisor of the supervisors. And he then goes, you know, to the vice presidents who talks to the President, the direct select director's office,
and this way, your problem gets solved, and they call it a chain of command.
This is something the army stands for
chain of command, you always go to the next above you, and He will talk to the one above that, to keep things organized. You don't have confusion, people just coming from this is how things get done this life. So what happens is that people are putting this now and god
they're making God like human beings, like a human leader, for organizational purposes is better you go through the same will go through Mohamed Salah, you know the prophets, and then they will talk about for you. That way you get your problems
in doing that they are making God like.
Also, if we look, in the case of those who deny God's existence, we have a body of people call themselves atheists,
from the communists or capitalists were
They denied God's existence altogether. There's nobody.
What did they do? Well, they denied God's existence.
Then nature becomes the gods. We talk about Mother Nature.
Mother Nature becomes bigger.
And when you try to look and to understand in their lives, what forces are controlling their lives. For them, the main force is
because we have God.
This is the general to explain how we came into existence, how we have evolved to where we were
To remove the need for God to be there.
is in fact, only active.
It has been proven
were the biggest, the strongest,
the most powerful
cockroach in finding all these sprays to kill, he was around from the time of the dinosaurs.
He hasn't changed,
refine, you know, cockroach is caught in, in Amber, you know different substances that preserve them.
And when they trace this theory back,
eventually they must come to a beginning.
And then there's no
because if we trace men back, as they say evolved out of nonliving material, and then we chase these nonliving material back with the Big Bang Theory. back to the beginning,
when the Big Bang occurred, and everything started to spread out massive size and spread in the universe, we often will Where did that original portion of matter the size of the Big Bang come from
Or they will say
they make the qualities of God again.
We also find that all of the deviants
that drove away from
the true religion of God.
All of them
broke away by destroying the uniqueness of God.
why do a number of Muslims don't consider them to be twins?
they pray. Laila Lama is no bad but a lot in
So why aren't they considered to be?
Because when you go into the basis of their belief concerning God,
you find in it, the destruction of uniqueness of God,
because they hold that they have certain leaders
will they call the man
who they believe
but like the infallibility of the Pope, for the Catholic, the Pope, when he is invested with the opposite Pope, then he becomes infallible, infallible means you cannot commit any mistakes.
Somehow he becomes you know, as one with God whereby his actions are guided, every decision he makes are correct. So, he can make changes
in the basic belief of half of Christendom, he can change the belief in a fundamentally he had that power
because he is infallible. So you find, for example,
people who are used to pray to think different than Christopher is the patron saint of the travelers.
They make a little idol of him, you know, as a man carrying a little baby on his shoulder, which is supposed to be the Christ child.
This is the image of St. Christopher. You go into the encyclopedia and you read about him.
He was worship people when they're going on trips they will take to protect them in their journey and take them back safely. Other people have been doing this for centuries.
Back in the 70s, the pope at the time, after certain research done by the Catholic scholars, made a PayPal decree canceling stayed Christopher from the mistake.
He informed the people that then Christopher was efficient.
He did not exist.
He was a fable.
So you can't worship him anymore.
So who made
using talent, you can decide
that infallibility from the time he received the office in the case of the moms.
So the Shiites, they believe that the moms were in follow followed us from the time they were born, till the time they died,
total consolidate, it was impossible for them to do anything wrong.
God alone is in power.
God alone makes no mistake.
This is why again, when you go back into the Old Testament, will you see
verses referring to God repenting
for what he had done
with God, God does not repent,
Your attempt, when you did something, you didn't know what the effect was going to be that this happens turns out to be bad and you feel sorry about this not God.
God is inshallah. So when they put this characteristic of gods are human beings, then they have destroyed an aspect of uniqueness.
Also, they hold that the demands were on lithium,
they knew the past, the present, and the future. Do you all think
God alone knows all things.
And of course, naturally, once you put individuals on this status,
where they are infallible, they know all things. And they hold on to that the absence of universal submitted to them.
The naturally they're going to watch and that's what happened. They prayed to the earth.
They pray through the
and only God can answer.
So in this way, they destroyed the uniqueness.
We have another body of people,
known as the mystics,
the essence of Sufism
is the belief
contains a divine soul
that the soul of men define
it is from God.
the most important thing in a man's life is that he tried to get back
to reunite that part of him which combined with
what was happening here.
Once you say your soul is
divine, being immortal,
is a portion of God.
Then, God no is not unique anymore. He is the only one who is immortal, is the only one with divine.
So they destroy the uniqueness of God
by attributing to the human soul
speaks about the essence of Islam. One third of the meaning
this, we have to be very clear.
If we understand this,
then we will protect ourselves from falling into any form of violence.
If we don't understand this, and we will find
this means what is included in this is that the laws
Which governed men
are supposed to be the laws of God.
Because he is the only one who has the right
to set laws for men.
That is his domain.
This is why Muslims are obliged to try to implement that to their life,
that the law of the land, the the laws of God, because these are the laws which don't change, doesn't change from one president to the next president, you know, from one, you know, King to the next king, of one
minister to the next minister,
these laws are
from God, so that they don't change. They're not for any particular person's
angry, you know,
Smoke will cement that we don't put ourselves in that situation.
These are no rational, you know, interpretations.
You know, the basis is the Prophet monocytes. I'm not recommending that should not be.
And we know that the state is a,
an extension of the family.
And the head of the family is
I just mentioned that.
When I mentioned you
said that if people who are led by female will not succeed,
doomed to failure?
I wouldn't say that at all. But I think history has shown otherwise. That will nations have been gold that has been led by North America, which is the most successful nation of the 20th century, I've never had a female leader.
This is considered considered naked, right?
And if the corrections were so great, why they removed their immigration with a nail. I mean, this is saying something about the state of the country and their own ideas. I'm saying in limited success in some areas, doesn't mean overall success
does not mean overall success. And as we said, if we look historically speaking, even when you have a female who is leading, like Ravin, for example, Philippines, Cory Aquino,
the male figures were around or they're the ones that are really lazy.
History, as we said of the 20th century, and in times past, have shown that these successful comparisons What is that? What success? Did you talk about virpi success, right? The relative success of part of the statue error in comparison to those who came before her. But what about those who came before them maybe was more successful than her time? What about those are coming up two major main choice and we look back and say hers was a failure in comparison to nature. So it's Medicare. But what we have to compare we must compare on a national scale. Compare England to America.
And the successful one is the one which didn't have any female presidents and have no plans for female presidents
This Normal Form week
and it's only we
write, we don't find date, which is also true of what
we have here but we don't have
we don't have them, we just find me.
Because in Arabic as in English, we have what is known as the Royal We are the majestic we,
when Queen Elizabeth
is reading to the nation, what she plans to do, she said, we will visit
Saudi Arabia, we will visit Sri Lanka
but this week is called the Royal weed indicates you know magnificence or a great cinema similarly in Arabic, this plural is also used
in the case of the first person
we use it also in the case amongst ourselves of
the third person
or the second verse,
we will say for example, we need one person will say Salaam Alaikum
is the on all of you. It's just you.
Technically in the language, what's logical is for us to say Salaam Alaikum
but with a salaam aleikum
wa gives you more, you know, in Arabic when the person is addressing another person, they address them as a plural form to indicate given them kind of honor.
So this is what is the thought of that meaning coming out in the term of which doesn't indicate in any way shape or form, that a law is a tool. Because alive made it to this word that we just looked at very clearly, that Allah is one unique
a doubt, will allow you to talk about himself with the agent.
Because you can, for example, when he created Adam,
and we created him
was an angel
trying to find support, but the text of the Quran is so clear, so crystal clear about the fact that God is One unique being without partner, Father, Son, Holy Ghost, whatever.
that doesn't provide enough of a basis for one to try to argue that the Trinity exists
in relationship to his heartbeat.
Well, I wouldn't say that the king of the sound is related to the heartbeat. Because you have people
in India, who practice yoga, who can stop their heart from beating
no medication does not stop beating the drum on the chest, beating again. They bring the electric
electrodes start beating again.
We have no authority to say
we cannot say
waited in the heart, and it's connected to the heartbeat.
Whether it is throughout the body, infused in every cell
we do know
that the body can function to a certain degree without the presence of the soul.
Because if you hook up the person to the hot, low
and his heart can still keep beating, and it's, you know, fingernails growing and putting one of the keep giving him nourishment, he can continue. But you bet, you take the machine off and
keep the machine on it keeps going.
That's why it's no problem. As long as you understand that the heart is not cheap.
It's not so easy to chastise anyway.
Does that make it easy?
I don't think that
for you know, the majority of scholars who hold that, you know, the donation of of organs is allowable. And there is a body's policy role that it's not
that you cannot transfer any part of your body or anybody else's body under any circumstance.
And those who hold as you say, given the opinion of those words that you can,
the chance foul of, you know, part of your body to another person's body. I mean, even that person is the evil person, a bad person, whatever that doesn't, you know, affect you in terms of standing before God on the Day of Judgment, because that person is gonna die, his body's gonna fall apart. When God you know, brings you back together to be resurrected, you will be resurrected, as you
know, he will take the atoms from wherever they are and recreate you doesn't matter that one of your atoms was in somebody else or whatever.
You know what happens? they bury you, you die. Your body breaks up, you know, it's absorbed into the soil, rain come to Sky to stick up in the roots of a tree grows into a banana somebody eats the bananas inside them. And
we don't really give any special significance to that
doesn't really affects
our situation on the Day of Judgment.
it's remedy, okay.
Because this man was doing. Normally there's only two more chapters coming after
he was doing it in every locker, he would start off with qumola. So be sure he was not saying
every time I see no need to go into Baqarah going from all over the world is not required that you follow the order in the recitation.
A number of people hold that it is preferable.
But we don't have anything specified by the possible.
In his own recitations, you'll find examples where he decided one
once and another work as well which can be a part of once you are in a part of another
soul and the body.
This is the opinion which is the most authentic. You have a body, people all it was just a journey of the soul. But if you're not into the actual event,
In which the Prophet
describing companions described up there sufficient evidence to indicate that this journey was not the journey of the soul. Because when he informed the people of Mecca,
he was telling them something which happened in a dream.
It was not him, body going,
there would be no big things for them, you know, they could accept that you know, your dream, you go to sleep, your dream you, you went to America, and you are in United States, during this dream that you came back, nobody's going to make any big deal. But if you told me last night, I went to America and came back.
And this is what cause, you know, the the pagans of Mecca to say that this could cause Muslims to leave Islam, when they relate to destroy, and you had some we had Muslims who did leave Islam and
also, on the way back, the problem was, I saw him on his journey going, he saw certain things, you know,
and he's way back, he stopped and giants on the person's they had a jug of water is only a little bit less than it drank it. There was a some people who have lost the camel, and they were searching for it. And he called out to them gave him indication as to where the camera was. This when he came back and described indicated the physical journey, not journey only on the soul.
well, there are a number of things. There's one narration which said above, and said that, you know, when he went on the slides, and
he joined back, his bed was still warm.
I said all these descriptions with this body and these are physical things.
Well, we have to look at what is the purpose of
understand what is the purpose of
what is the fair is the remembrance of God, a famous Allah
established affair. For my remember.
This is why we pray, to remember that.
Do your thinking in terms of numbers. You know, there's what you're thinking in terms of numbers. But I'm telling you, the purpose of prayer is the remembrance of God. It is not an issue of numbers. A lot is not going to look on the Day
of Resurrection. How many prayers did this man make?
You know, so the more you make, the better off you are. It's not the numbers. It is the quality of the chair.
So if you're making a ritual prayer, just going through the motions, you know, like a workout, physical exercise, aerobics, and you go and you do one day and it's worth 1000 of these Yeah. So useless.
One, which you do sincerely from your heart,
is better here, than the one which you do, as a ritual there.
Understand, so what Allah has done
for us, because of the size
of the significance of Mecca,
the place where the first house of worship to God
which children is
encouraged, first to go,
going for the remembrance of God.
So, Allah, through His grace, he multiplies the Lord of your prayer there.
We saw that plenty of people
praying and getting zero.
people praying here and getting rewarded, those people will never.
So it is about the remembrance of God was added blessings,
blessings for those who remember God. So when a person understands
what is the purpose of prayer, and he is not concerned about numbers anymore,
he's not calculating and thinking, if I have 50 more years,
in 60 years, I pray five times every day, she's got a workout such as I go to Mecca, and I've played so many times that will come as my 50 years, I don't have to care anymore.
This is a person who does not understand the purpose of this digging in terms of numbers. And what kind of trail Do you think you've
decided to do two or 320 rock atoms in general,
just go through the motions going up and down.
didn't give us 30
days, something you can handle,
But people may take it for themselves. So they go to issue they have to do.
So this is what you should keep in mind. The purpose of fair is to remember it.
So if you remove that chair from your life,
then you forget that
when you forget God, you become a debt.
You want to be a servant of God, or a death.
You have to decide. When you give up prayer, you become a devil,
an evil person.
This is why prayer is therefore we organize our day, around the remembrance of God.
It is the basis of righteousness.
mental address this reading the tip of today, five policemen,
people who are there to uphold the law.
They took a young girl going to school,
raped her, cut her throat and left her to die.
These people were people they're upholding the law. Why were they upholding the law?
Because it was a job.
They did what they were supposed to do. As long as they thought
that they couldn't get away with not doing
when they found an opportunity. When they thought nobody's going to know we can kill this girl she's finished. You can take our pleasure.
their demos, because they were not upholding the law for fear of God
back in the early 80s. I went to visit New York
shortly after the lights, the electricity electrical grid of New York was shut down for two days.
When I got there, it looked like Germany after World War Two.
And they were showing pictures on the television what was happening because the camera crews had gone around with you know being lights and
people coming to the storage. Everybody.
Not just the people
rising up in the Mercedes Benz isn't
what happened to poor people. They're going to the grocery store. You know, the supermarket driving a Mercedes Benz they're going up to the first store is in the in the jewelry stores.
Why would people do this? Because no lights, no police. Nobody knows.
They can get away with it. So they will
This is why you find
a lot of talks and this reference to different prospects or individuals, you know, of evil happening to them when they forgot a lot
and caused them to forget a lot. And they went.
So this is why prayer is there, as an institution, your life, as a Muslim, it becomes a part of your life.
Just like you
need to be to live, you need to pray, to reach paradise, to live eternal
This is the purpose of
why you understand that, then you don't play the numbers game.
Well, he didn't say that fast, only on the 10th. We said, If I were to live to the coming here,
I would have started either a day before, along with it or a day after
in order to go against the practice
is this part of that general principle in Islam, distinguishing ourselves from the other religious groups, it is not prohibited for you to fall from the fence.
But it is preferable for you to pass the ninth and the 10th or the 10th and the 11th.
Know what the word daddy says is that you should not
out of the other days, and specified as a day
you are fasting on the 10th of Muharram.
You're not fasting on Friday.
This is not to understand is the 10th of Muharram varies from day to day around the year. Georgian happens to fall on a Friday. You're not intentionally fasting on that Friday. So that's how this doesn't apply to you.
You could you could
adjust like for example,
on the day of Addison
One does so which removes the minor Sins of the feet of what the previous year or what was two years of the year and what is to come afterwards towards the end of the year.
So the question is were you allowed to fast on that side? Yes.