Source Of Guidance
Channel: Bilal Philips
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beginning of a series which I began
based on the theme,
indeed, I've left with you two things
in Temasek to Mahima. If you hold on firmly to them
you will never go astray.
This was the statement of Prophet Muhammad
1000 years ago,
those two things,
as he said, the law was
the law. And
this was the foundation for the final revelation of
the Foundation, which
in its preserved form, represents a lot of guidance to these creatures until the last day of this world.
Because some of our
was the last of the province
to come after him.
He had to leave Byelaws grace,
a message, which would
reach the world's and last until the last day.
That message contained in two basic sources of Revelation.
The Book of Allah, the Quran,
and the Sunnah of Prophet Mohammed.
These were the two sources of Revelation, which prophet
seldom left behind, for that generation,
to carry his message to the world, because he was a prophet, not only to the people of Arabia, the tribes of Arabia, among whom he was raised,
as the prophets before, were prophets to particular people, in particular places for particular periods of time.
He was being the last of the prophets of Allah.
One wouldn't be as alive described him, right, my dad
was a mercy for all the world.
His message was a universal message, not restricted by place, people are dying.
That message, as we said, was conveyed in the
book of revelation from Allah.
And in previous corpus
of tomorrow, sermons of Juma I explained about how the Oregon has preserved
what every Muslim should know.
Not a secret, it's
not something which is hidden from the masses of people. Information about it is acceptable for every Muslim.
Everyone's the child should be raised with a consciousness and awareness of how the brand was preserved.
Because that gives the Muslim child as she grows up, a sense of confidence in the authenticity of
the knowledge of how the Bible was put together,
in general is hidden from Christians. Because knowledge of it
gives us a Christian certainty that his book is not reliable.
The exactly the opposite. And so it is hidden from the average person. It is not taught as a part of the general teachings, in the schools, in the churches, etc.
Then people are just told it was written by
People who are inspired by God, these are the words of God,
written by people inspired by God.
Of course, when people get older, and they do some research or study at the university level, or they get exposed to the real facts about the history of the Scripture, then they are confronted with a situation,
which in many cases, shakes their faith, to its roots to foundations,
leads them even to this village altogether.
the information, historical, recorded information concerning the preservation of the crime assures Muslims that what we have in our hands
was what was revealed to the Prophet
we have that certainty. Now whether the Prophet was really a prophet or not, okay, that's our belief.
A non Muslim, may not accept it. But at least for the non Muslim, he has in front of him evidence that that text which we hold we call a revelation, that this is reliably attributable to Prophet Muhammad, may God's peace and blessings be upon him who said, he received it from God, whether you believe he received it from God or not. That's according to your own belief. for Muslims, we believe that he did receive it from God, it wasn't his writing.
For anonymous, they say, Well, he wrote it.
Either way, the point is that it is attributable back to Prophet comments on the line of a settler. And we know it has remained unchanged for 1400 years, we have an authentic text that cannot be said, for any other major religion in the world.
So, our study, our presentation,
the story about human action, gives us that cert
after understanding the role and importance of which we looked at,
before we looked at it
in the following purpose, we spoke about the Sunnah, and its role
in terms of the Muslim life.
We pointed out that it was, it is considered to be the second source of revelation in Islam.
Not the direct words of God, as in the case.
in terms of the prophets, statements,
his actions, the things which he approved,
which has to do with the religion. We believe that these were divinely inspired.
As the law stated in the law, when my two boys
he did not speak from his own desires about Prophet Muhammad.
was revelation, which was revealed to you.
So on the basis of that, the Sunnah became the guide for Muslims, it was the means of interpreting the
one of the most important roles of the system was that it preserved the,
the meanings of the bride. Because even, for example, if we look at the biblical texts,
or the Jewish texts,
a basis to confirm
a particular meaning to the text, then anybody is free to interpret it anyway. And that's what you have. How many different sex are there in geology, you can count them. There's the major break between Catholicism and Protestantism. That's the big break, split down the middle virtually. Then on the Protestant side, you have 1000s, literally 1000s of different insects
because each and every minister you
is free to interpret as he or she wishes. And if any of you have ever seen the televangelists, you know those programs broadcast from America they have five or six channels in just 24 hours.
Christie Christian down.
You see the televangelists. So he takes the Bible, or she takes the Bible and, you know, whatever comes to their head,
they're just pulling out meanings from anywhere.
There are no guidelines,
people are motivated based on how emotionally these people are able to reach them. Not in fact, matter of fact that what this text actually says, but just how these people express it.
So you can have all kinds of interpretations.
In the case of Islam,
meanings of the Quran, are preserved by the statements, actions and approvals of the property.
He confirmed what was the intended that's why a lot of states themselves
need to weigh in and analyse matters.
I have revealed for you says the reminder,
I revealed to you
Mohamed solo via the reminder granular refers to the client as
it's a reminder,
reminder of the Day of Judgment. So you'll find a common name on the title given to it. The reminder, I revealed to you have met someone else I love the reminder in order that you explain to the people what was revealed for them.
This was a very important point, especially in these times, where there has arisen amongst ignorant Muslims, those who claim to only follow the Quran
this verse refutes them, refutes anyone who claims I will follow the crowd because law said there that he revealed to Muhammad
in order that he explained to us how
we should apply.
He would be the explainer. So how did he explain it.
So if you say I want to find the brand,
then what it means is that you turn the car into your own personal interpretation, just like what Christians and others do with their searchers. Everybody has an opinion. So you as a follower
can claim anything.
smart, you know how to win over people, your speech etc. You can get them to do what you say. And if you want
some form of speech, magic,
spread the matching language to ignorant people
and get them to follow them, follow them where
one rejects the Sunnah
is in fact rejecting a lot of messages.
He is only using the prime as a tool to manipulate people
to get them to follow him to help
that's where the root of those who denied the sooner.
So the Quran
was preserved by a loss
in the sunlight itself and Omar promised that he would preserve it saying in
the graph or in the hospital, his own
revealed reminder here again, because it's a reminder and I will indeed protected.
he protected the soul of the Prophet
as before I was preserved and protected and the sooner was also preserved and protected.
I asked Allah forgive yourselves and asked you to forgiveness because he is the only one
due to a lot of your last piece investment on the last messenger of Allah.
Some people say,
as an excuse for rejecting the sooner that the, the sooner was compiled
200 years after
the time of the great amounts of
a 10, mini MSI, etc.
some 200 years after the time of the prophet SAW
the Sunnah was conveyed in the form of Hades.
means, essentially speech.
So, from the time of the Prophet, some
speaking to others passing on this information by speech, and you find in the chains of narration,
the scholars saying
so, and so said to us,
so, and so informed us,
So they said, We cannot rely on this handed down by speech. Because,
as a simple example,
if I were to say three sentences
to the brother at the beginning of this role on the right side,
and ask him to relate to the person after him, we continue to have the first row.
And we asked the person at the end of the first room to say what he heard. And then I read what I said.
I'm sure you can all imagine what's going to happen.
It's going to change. So much. So we believe in luck.
So what does this prove?
It proves you can't rely on speech. If he had written it and found the drawing and writing, then we have something by the end, he gave it to the last person we have something in writing, it's certainly As for what is conveyed by speech?
So they said the same thing, 200 years,
from the time of Prophet Muhammad ascended to the time of the amount of
200 years past, can we trust that information?
On the basis of that they rejected
Of course, there are a number of issues as well.
if you are dealing with an oral society,
an oral society meaning that people normally don't write, they couldn't shave things by word of mouth. That's the norm.
Do you think
we will live in written society where we write things down? Do you think we can compare our memory capacity to there?
You think about it. As a young child you have to go to the store your mom writes a list for you want to get when you go to the store, you show it to the store keeper in gives you the things pay the money, you come back.
Now in the moral society.
The mother tells the kid these 10 things, you go to the store and you get this this
and the kid goes, and he says
if he didn't he made something wrong when he came comes on the kid gets a spanking I told you so
Attention next time,
few times it is clear,
it's going to stick in his mind, the way that we were in that written culture we need to memorize it to remember.
So, that experiment,
if we did it
in a class of
profile, those who memorize before and who have strong memories
from an oral culture, then the first story, don't be surprised to find it as the same one at the end
of the first point. But besides that,
reality is that the suit was not written 200 years after the time of the Prophet,
it is true that he had said in his lifetime, don't write down anything from me besides the bribe
in general, in order for people not to confuse his statements, with the verses of the
statements are, in most cases quite different from the way that the Quran comes. Sometimes he did speak using
language, which might be confused with.
However, though, he gave that as General Instruction, that people should focus on the ground, and during his lifetime, he did give permission to specific individuals amongst companions, to record so now
there are two instructions, there is a general instructions to people,
so as not to confuse because they're not specialized, they're gonna write anything down write down.
But for those who specialize, they gave permission to write, for example, one of the compilers by the name of
I used to write down everything which I heard.
I used to write down everything which I heard from the messenger of Allaah. So
with the intention of memorizing it, however, some of the sites for doing so same, do you write everything you hear from him? While the Messenger of Allah is a human being who speaks in anger and pleasure?
That was practice. He was writing down everything.
But people raised the doubts, problems as a salon, sometimes he will speak.
Speaking pleasure. So maybe in the time of anger, he might say something that's very dry down because what happens to us in terms of anger, we say things we shouldn't say.
So yeah, the downswing stopped.
So he said, I stopped writing and mentioned it to the Messenger of Allah. Because he did two things. One, he stopped then he went into
to get his approval or disapproval. The problem was
pointing with his finger to his mouth, and said, right by him in his hand in my soul, only truth comes out of it.
He told him to continue to write, because only truth comes out of his mouth.
He said, When Mecca was conquered, the province was lm stood up and gave a sermon.
A man from Yemen, called Abu Shah got up and said, O Messenger of Allah, write it down for me
write it down for
He said, sermon which you heard that day, they
said, we went with
us, and he was asked which city will be conquered first, Constantinople or wrong? Drop the love call for a sealed truck. And he said, Take out the book promise,
then of the law said why
When the messenger of Allaah writing, last messenger was asked,
whether Rome would be conquered first or
last messenger said the city of your Oculus will be conquered first meaning
this was in a book written
the leading director of studies among the companions of the Prophet, he was number one.
He was according to
he stated that
he had in his possession a number of rooms.
another one of the leading narrator
said also that he had employed
slaves servants to record the Hadees for him
of the live class.
He also had recorded books
and was also reported to have written down over 500 different iterations or statements of the profit.
So, when we look at the top 10, the Rangers have Hanif
shifting from those the Rangers themselves to their students, we find out Moreira was known to have nine students who recorded in writing from him.
So, the writing is increasing
among his students,
he is writing was
recorded in manuscript form and survived.
Our title, Dr. Mohammad amin, the law, he published it in Hyderabad in India, in 1961.
So, from the students of our era,
writing a compiler is written for
survive until our time and is published.
the second most prolific narrator
he had eight
of his students who wrote down these from him and a 70 Malik had 16 students who wrote on
demotic was the personal servant of the Prophet, he was given by his mother to the us and them to accompany him and
And the fourth most prolific arranger of Paddy leading narrator among women, for the most prolific among men and women, three of our students, and these
past nine of his students recorded
the last 14 of his students wrote down, and so on, so forth, of the 10 top
eight out of the 10 had multiple students who wrote down
so what we're talking about with regards to the narration of
those scholars use the term had done that now, it didn't mean literally,
they only spoke it, but they were relating it from what was written, because when you go back into the science of Hadith, and you see what the meaning of this terminology meant, the highest level of narration where the term was used, meant when the scholar was narrating Hadees orally from written material.
So, in fact, the sudden now was
in written form.
What is scholars of Hadith of the second century did was they come from
pile them now into texts
and they also use a science which has developed of ensuring the authenticity of what was narrated the science of.
So what we have of the sun? Yes, we hear about with narration and these bytes.
And you hear about authentic narrations at least 40.
Scholars have identified them through a rigorous science which develop, which was new
or known in the world, because you can find in the literature of India
narrations of the Gita
lists of narrators
and in some texts of the Torah writings, the Jews did use this, but
when you go back to look and see who these people were,
what period did they live in? Unknown. So, you just have a list of names useless. Whereas the chain of narration development of
the individuals were identified who they were, where they were born, who they studied under who are their students, all the details.
what did their contemporaries have to say about the classmates
So, information about their abilities was also handed down along with it, what period of time they existed. So one can be certain so on so they're rated from so they lifted
etc. So, this rigorous science
for Muslims crawlers to be able to distinguish between the authentic narration of the deeds and inauthentic narration, which developed as a result of a number of different factors, that is the topic of this class.
This class here, just giving you a general idea, there were factors which led to people trying to fabricate to disrupt Islam from within people who are not satisfied or submitted to the power of the Muslim
group, but they sought to undermine it from inside by spreading false information etc, but science develop to pick them out to know they were identified. And that is a particular discipline, which is taught
at universities etc. So,
the Sunnah of Prophet
by the same people who preserved the court.
So when a person attacks, the science or the system of IDs, duration, the end, he will try to attack itself.
Because the same people
because the companions of the prophets, a lot of a sudden were his companions, they were not some narrated
and some moderated, it was completely overlapping.
So the science of Hades
is a rigorous science which establishes the authenticity of this learner and the authority
which should cause them to submit to it in order to understand the Quran, and in order to practice Islam directly in their lives. And this is why I lost my father told us the
same in the love of my life. catawissa lunala
amanu sallu alayhi wa
sallam Peace and blessings on the prophets
of Allah. Angels.
were commanded to do that in remembrance of his role in conveying Islam to us
as a way of life,
authentically, and it is a reminder for us to go back to the source lens of Islam,
to make sure we have understood Islam correctly.
Because our parents, our grandparents, our great grandparents, didn't hear Islam from Prophet Muhammad.
So, it is quite possible that somewhere down the line, they got this information. And so what we have been raised on is a mixture of to Islam and culture,
the culture of our given area, what our parents grandparents were to do,
which they had been down.
And we are incapable of distinguishing between what is culture
and what is custom.
Unless we go back to the
the two same sources, which prompts us lm said, I left them with you, you hold on firmly to them, and you will never go straight. But this is the source of our guidance. This is our way to know what is true Islam, to be able to practice it. And benefit in both this slide
to make the importance of
great in our hearts, that we love the
desire to follow it and to implement it in our lives.
To give us the courage to go out and search to understand where animals are now, because it requires effort and reward from the laws of Allah is in accordance with our efforts
would give us great efforts in this regard to make it sound real in our lives, to impact on our families, our communities and societies to be able to contribute something to this world.
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