The Best Generation
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due to a law
and success is ultimately for the pious
and the immunity of the law.
who are practice.
I bear witness to there's no God worthy of worship but Allah,
and that Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam is the last messenger of Allah
titled The Best of generation,
taken from a well known happy
Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam said,
he called me,
the best of mankind
is my generation.
Then those that follow them,
and then those that follow them,
statement, the problem comments
or statements of guidance for us
our implementation of Islam, our implementation and understanding of Islam
specifically regarding that generation,
but also including all generations of Muslims
who are the best
the generations of mankind
because you command the good
and forbidding the evil
and you believe in a lot
that his companions
for the rest of generation
in the Koran
by what it is that made them the best of generations.
We know from the era
that they their faith,
were built over 13 years
followed by another 10 years
the period of Medina
it is from that foundation
that they took Islam
to the corners of the earth
comparison to the nations around them
weapons were not made of the best
of iron or steel. Their armor
donkeys, few horses and camels.
And they were not equipped with
the major instruments of war like catapults and these are the types of instruments that have already been developed.
In Rome Greece furniture
raggedy back of
small in number, weak in equipment
met these mighty foes
we know it's
psychically that they vanquished them.
They defeated them, set them running back on their heels.
That made that possible
that we today,
in spite of our huge numbers,
and resources that are available to us
It was fundamentally
They were the best of examples for us
in terms of faith,
their faith drove them to actions that our faith
doesn't drive us to
because of that,
Prophet Mohammed ally seldom define them as the best generation.
They are the example for us to follow
in all walks of life
emphasize their importance.
Taking into account
said lots of some of
those purse, my companions
why people might curse the companions because
they made mistakes.
They were not infallible.
And those came after
New to their observance of their mistakes, may be tempted to curse them.
speak ill of them,
curse my companions don't speak ill of my companions.
if one of you
were to give in charity,
the equivalent of Mount offered in gold,
it would not equal
a handful or two of what they gave
the sacrifices which they may
not be equal by.
And as such,
in spite of the mistakes, which they did make, as human beings,
we have to respect them for their sacrifice.
we depend on them for Islam.
A key concept
what we know of Islam
is what they conveyed to us.
All aspects of Islam, including
me are the ones who conveyed it to us.
We think ill of them.
If we hurt them,
then we have nothing.
We have nothing.
We have no for us.
And we have no
and that is exactly what's happened to the Shiites.
They cursed the companions.
They claim that all of them except for three or four apostates,
is what is defined by the moms or this one or the other one, their own individual.
And you will find in their writings
which is how many times bigger than the crime that we have.
And which contains no verses from the bride which we have
Why? What is this a product of the product of
because you can't cut them on one hand. And then at the other hand, say they gave us the revelation from Allah,
you can't do
so by cursing them, they became obliged to deny the validity of the Quran that we have.
This is the danger of attacking the companions of the Prophet.
However, this doesn't mean that we go to the other extreme
to the other extreme, where we now look at them as being infallible.
And there's a famous, non happy,
which is quoted in circles regarding them, our topic
my companions are like stars,
any of them whom you follow, you will be rightly guided.
But it is a fabricated
And its meaning
The meaning of pressing the confines is dangerous. The other extreme of making the companions infallible is also dangerous.
Because if we say
that they are like stars, any one of them we follow with the right guidance, it means that they were infallible without
was asked by his companion.
If we follow him
in everything that he did, would we be on the correct path?
Mr. Malik said no,
unless the hobby was correct,
because the truth is
the only one who was infallible is the one in that grave. Mr. Malik was in Medina and he referred to Prophet Muhammad in his way, he was the only one
and he did make mistakes.
These mistakes were permitted by Allah as guidance for the oma
for guidance. So how to deal with our circumstances. Either issues of character,
or issues of faith.
Issues of character are issues of faith.
I know for some people
the idea that I've made mistakes is somewhat blasphemous.
But the fact of the matter is that these mistakes are confirmed in the class.
These mistakes are confirmed and
these mistakes are confirmed.
As I said,
they were clarified by Allah.
Allah did not make a mistake and it was less
if he made a mistake of judgment,
then allow was clarify that mistake.
And his mistakes are not between allow and around
between good and better.
This is clarify when we say someone's name.
on one occasion prayed for losses
in two records
There was over
those people who weren't into prayer too much they could
have been shortened left.
Other questions was not the usual practice across Monticello.
Did you declare has been shortened? Or did you make a mistake of
being a human being
responded to him, the prayer has not been shortened. And I didn't make a mistake.
You are mistaken.
However, when he checked with other companions, they confirm a contract with what you need.
He then stood up the people who remained in the masjid, who were concerned about the law, they stood up the item for tomorrow because he needed to do the whole and complete
mistake which he made was why was became guidance for what to do because from time to time, we make
note that wasn't done an expense to us.
It's a knee
told the companions what
it would not have registered.
you know, as perfectly as it was,
in the case when he made a mistake, and they learned to practice not only through theory concepts, but actually going through the motions.
That made it much more focused in their minds to tell others about each
mistake, there was guidance.
were not guided by revelation, in the sense that they received revelation, they strove to live in accordance with revelation, what they learned of the revelation.
I said, they were human beings.
This is why we can find the ration
in by Buhari other
some companions were
found to be practicing without temporary marriage, during the reign of
And he sent a warning to them.
So they better stop. Otherwise, you know,
he will have to
give them something to remember his instruction by
these companions, deliberately.
Meaning that they knew that
they were just
this is what she is, would have us believe.
He is the one who stopped
evidence there while they were practicing it.
the reality is upon Allah forbid, during the final hatch, and prior to that, but not everybody was present.
So before admission, didn't reach each and every component. So among them for those who continue to practices until the information finally
there were human beings.
Our approach to the companion
is recognizing them as being the ones who conveyed Islam to our
We look at them as being human beings who made errors.
We don't make those errors, a justification for speaking ill of them, cursing them.
We recognize the sacrifices they made.
And we live according to their
guidance in terms of the interpretation of Islam, because by saying they were the guests of generation, it is saying all
So that their interpretation of Islam
was the best interpretation.
This is where the concept of the seller comes from
referring back to the interpretation of the combined
when we reject their interpretation
and we seek to interpret Islam ourselves,
because from tafsir
to happy without their interpretation,
we will end up with our own religion,
as happened to the Christian
which is interpreted
according to the whims of each minister or Bishop for whatever
it is that the women's of human to interpret it, as they see.
The prophetic interpretation has been preserved by the companions of the Prophet Mohammed, from Elias Allah, they have conveyed that
there is a further principle
which is gained from recognizing them as being the best of generations.
Islam is preserved in exteriority by recognizing their
meaning, Mohamed Salah was a
man after the city of Marina Malaysia
brings anything new into this religion which is not a part of it. It was rejected by a lot of acceptable
to protect religious from innovation from change, which have happened to the other revelations of
Practice and clarification
helps us to preserve Islam in its purity. Meaning that
when people begin a practice today, for example, the celebration of the Prophet Muhammad's birthday,
which, according to historical records began
nearly 400 years after the time of Prophet Mohammed
under the Shiite sacraments
when we challenged this fact,
we challenged it by saying
it not celebrated
did not instruct anyone to celebrate his birthday.
Nor did his companions celebrate his
birthday with the best of generations.
And they didn't celebrate this versus what we can only conclude that it is best not to celebrate the
practice of Islam represents a standard for us to preserve Islam and its purity.
They are the conveyors of Islam.
And even in
their various approaches
to the implementation of Islamic teachings, we can find many
examples many sources of guidance and direction for how we as Muslims should function today.
It is not
awkward to look back to them.
This is what
might refer to them as the best of gentlemen
There's a tendency amongst people when you look in the past,
something backwards to want to go back to the past.
But no, from the Islamic perspective
explained to us that this is the best approach to look back to the best generation.
So, when you come to issues for example,
over which we different today,
we find a number of different opinions held on different issues.
Whether it is in salon you stand up,
you played your hand back on your chest
in terms of women to cover their faces, or should they not cover
whatever area in which scholars are different.
And there is no clear evidence
to confirm one side over the other
where we have no doubts.
How can we deal with circumstances like
if there's an issue of clear evidence confirming one side, for example, in the case of
whether touching a woman breaks
where one school Shaka is
such a woman
to see many people who from the sharper image, they will come to heart, they wear gloves.
practice I noticed in Egypt, amongst some Egyptians not to shake the hands of women,
they will put their hand inside the stove and shake their hand in the silver to avoid breaking their wounds.
schools and double holds that touching a woman does nothing
at school, but if you touch a woman with desire, it breaks.
When you go back,
you find authentic hadith the Prophet Allah that He keeps his wife
finished the argument of whether it breaks with what has been finished? Yes, he was confirmed that the
appellant is not going to lead the people in some
other issues as those that I mentioned, and there are others
where evidence exists for both sides and not clearly, you know, proving one side over the other.
What should we do?
We have the example of what is known as a sama. See Benny Fraser.
After the Battle of conduct, the Battle of the trench, instructed the companions to go to the fortress of the courageous Jewish tribe,
to treaty with elements cited along with the Vegas they connected.
to go to Bali forever, and to pray for lots of author there
the fortress or in the vicinity of the fortunes of money for a parade.
underway, combined into main groups around the way to
fortune on the way the time for after came.
And it became clear that if they continued to go to the fortress, they would miss
companion, discuss amongst
when he said say after in body flavor,
that we should hurry up and get to it forever.
He said I
understood him to mean Hurry up and get
said he said
they went on to the fortress after windows and they paid off their assets.
Mohammed Salah, when he was informed about this did not rebuke either of them.
However, on his way, he prayed.
He traded in his time
indicating that though, stay behind and praise, those are the ones who are correct, however, because his statements could have been interpreted in two ways
he did not tell the others went on to buy the
When they joined up, they continued the battle and death was
they didn't because of that difference of opinion now
to function with each other again after that,
they still continue to work together, play together everything else after that,
what for that one issue.
One thing is that those who felt the other thing
has enough guidance to us.
That if you
that it is that when you come out of record to put your hands up,
don't stop those who prefer to put their hands down.
Don't stop those
sisters who decide to learn hip hop
should not look down on sisters who don't want to come.
They're covering them.
But they don't wear makeup that is covering
Correct according to the evidence, and you do it
to your children, whatever. But don't make that now a sort of looking down and other than sticking up.
Similarly with those
who choose not to,
they should not also look at the sisters who choose to do so. And being extreme.
This is not the fight of Islam
The issue of whether it is compulsory or recommended this is where there is the issue there is difference of opinion among leaning fellas.
If they cannot resolve it,
then you have the basic level.
How can you resolve this with others whose knowledge is limited as your knowledge
you go according to your understanding and you work together because neither of the opinions is outside of Islam.
With regards to
he was known to imitate the Prophet Muhammad
tie this term in one way or
another left hand right hand put it on the right.
He took it off both ways. You got a silver ring
he walked this way with
these were the leading companies
didn't stop at the normal
No, I wanted to do that
this is what he chose for him the
majority of the companions were not known to do it.
when we look at that principle coming down to
we have to make a distinction between the things as profit
as an individual he chose personally.
And the thing which he instructed which represents guidance for mankind
if you choose to do whatever he did,
but don't feel that those who don't do so, I'm not sure
where this address
has a specific meaning
a particular so
so if you're not in a
bubble, you're not wearing a suit
you're not innocent
The sun now represents a principle of dress in terms of the Sharia is a principle of dress, not the exact dress the father
which was his own personal choice, whatever used to come to him he was
except if you were given
a bright orange yellow in
certain things you didn't do
in garment you're above
and he instructed his companions to wear the garments above were
instructed them to cover
between the navel underneath
that is the basic requirement.
covering a course according to Islamic law doesn't simply mean having slots on that region. Because if the clock is see through,
then it's not considered covering
if the clock when you wear it is tight,
so that it hardens your private parts and exposes them that is not covered in exposing
as long as
the region which is required to be covered
is in accordance with the Islamic principles then one is dressing in accordance with
but it's very important for us
to think about this and remember
that as we do not accept our wives
to go outside wearing tights in all these aerobic sites claiming that they're covered
We shouldn't do the same
Many brothers considered it perfectly okay for themselves work in pants which are revealing
but they insisted there was
not tight fitting and
the principle is the principle is applicable to them and it is applicable.
This is why in those countries wearing pants were warm of the past.
The people who are
which came down and covered the region of the site to avoid the pen forming the shape of that area which should not be exposed.
They were panties were so baggy, like Turkish pants,
baggy, and no matter what you did, it is not showing an exposure.
We should learn from the cultures of the
Muslim cultures that maintain both Islamic principles and dress
Going to the extreme of holding that adjustment in only one form. But at the same time, we have to follow the principles
outlined for us
opinion of the companions of the baton.
according to Islamic law, where they agreed
it's considered a part of Islam,
known as Iijima.
Muslim scholars have recognized from the earliest times
they are the best of generation.
So, the opinions which they all agreed on, meaning that
their understanding of revelation
was unified on this particular issue.
For us, that is the best understanding and we should follow it.
But were they different,
they have differing opinions,
then it is permissible for us to look at the different opinions
and the opinions of other scholars who came after them. And the one which appears most applicable to our circumstance, not necessarily the one which is most pleasing to our desire, but the one was applicable to our circumstance, we mentioned
with regard to the product
in some of the other companions
used to learn
10 verses at a time
until they gained the knowledge that was in those verses and acted on it, they would not go on to another step of
this he said, we learned knowledge and its application to get
knowledge and its application together.
They have demonstrated
the proper way in which we should learn
memorizing the whole thing
without understanding what is within it.
Eating us to recite a thesis
which are unintelligible
now recite this for Baraka
fabrications, made about one particular story, somebody related to me recently about a man who used to commit all kinds of things.
But one day he came in his room and he found the core of the ground
and he picked it up and put it on the top of the shelf and a lot of forgave his sins and put him in
this monstrous fabrication
perpetuates a ritualistic approach to the
rubbed and muddied hug,
put in little pockets and tied around the necks of people and waves of children on the wall.
And I pray
what the Quran is saying, to understand and to live in accordance,
they are not benefiting from the example of the best of generation
we have so far, those will memorize the
hardest time coming and reciting for us
finishing two and three, four during Ramadan
reciting at 90 miles an hour, so much so that I don't have to understand Arabic will be standing behind me not knowing where the Quran is.
Afterwards they'll be asking each other what what chapter was he reading?
This is a disservice to the class
twice in the last year of his life,
no doubt, will make our prayers much more meaningful.
Something was insightful.
the companions learn knowledge and application together.
The students of the companions, those who came after maintain that tradition,
well known scholar from the next generation.
After that as a companion,
that when he began to seek knowledge as a youth, by the time he reached puberty, he set out search and
rescue puberty that he set out.
When he was setting out, his mother sat him down and said,
if you write down 10 words,
and your faith has not improved,
This is mother's advice.
You're going to get this knowledge whenever you write.
You write down 10 words, of course, the writing down your knowledge and your faith has not improved, meaning it has no effect on you.
Then check yourself.
your intentions What are you doing?
What is your purpose?
What is your goal?
Because the knowledge is not having any effect
said that among the first people to be thrown into Hellfire will be a scholar.
The scholars are inheritors of the Prophet.
On the other hand, he says that among the first people to be thrown in our fire will be a solid,
what did you do with the knowledge which I gave?
I permitted you to learn
the ability which I gave you to gain to absorb that knowledge.
The scholar will say,
I taught people for years.
I pass on that knowledge.
Allah will say, you didn't teach them for my sick. We taught them. We taught the knowledge, so that you would be known as a great scholar.
People would admire you and praise you.
And it was done.
People admired you and patience
for you in this life, there is nothing you will be dragged away on his face and thrown in the Hellfire
among the first people floating
because that knowledge
wasn't for the sake of
he didn't benefit from this.
Because one of the foundational principles of knowledge in Islam is that it must be sincerely for the sake of Allah.
And in the attitudes of the companions regarding innovation in the religion,
because as I mentioned earlier,
their practice represents the guide for us with regard to innovation we find in the collection of the Quran.
the clinic, the clinic
and informed him
many of those who memorize large portions of the fine will die.
So they should collect the chorus one sec. To preserve it.
Barker's reaction was no
How can I do something which the Prophet Muhammad wa sallam did not do? This was his first reaction.
Omar has to sit with him and read
until Abubakar was convinced
that this was the intent
of the platform.
This was a large incentive for the
it was to be able.
And when they went to the Disney fabric,
who was the one chosen to do the job? And they both presented the idea to him, his first response was No, exactly the same as Alibaba. And they asked to speak to them convincing
attitude, when people bring something new
attitude should be one of caution. No,
we should be very careful about doing things in the name of his last name of religion,
that there is no evidence for
the area of law or character.
Mohamed Salah has told us
The one who constantly spreads rumors,
stories about people will never enter Paradise.
the reality of our lives is that whenever we sit down
instead of thinking to talk about Islam and
different things, which are beneficial
family matters, advising each other a lot
of doing this, which you should be doing,
sit down and start to talk about other people.
He was doing this and
she was saying this is
this is the main topic of conversation, people in business.
The way of the combine
the time of obese is
when a huge lie
was spread about Asia
or the wife of the birth mom.
And one of the companions
they had involved themselves in adultery and fornication.
And this spread
by the hypocrites around Medina and some delivery
got involved male and female in spreading these rumors.
We have the example
Al Assad he heard this story.
His wife heard the story. They sat down together
you heard this about me?
Would you believe?
she asked him if you heard
that about me.
And he said no.
Ayesha is better than you.
Hobbies, and better than me. So how can we begin?
Thinking the best about
this is the Islamic way.
This was the character which was expressed by the companion.
Thinking good. Somebody comes and tells you a story about something.
don't sit and listen to it, though you don't agree.
Because if you sit and listen, you're part of it.
It puts a doubt in your heart. So when somebody else comes with another story like that, then you're going to give it credit credence you will start talking about
people from doing
the best about your brother's
to the contrary
So in summary,
instructed us to follow his son,
and the son of the righteous caliphs who came after
he identified his generation as the best of generation, companions as the best.
They are the guys
who shouldn't go overboard in the sense
of claiming for them infallibility because they will follow.
But as a whole,
as a totality, they represent the guide for us in all aspects of Islam.
They're the ones who conveyed to us the Sunnah. And
they're the ones who conveyed to us the interpretation of the Sunda and
they were the best of generations.
And they were the best of example.
as Muslims, we should never engage in cursing them, speaking ill of them.
we should follow their advice, their lessons, their guidance.
Allah was the keys with
that in the blind, that he is pleased with those
who gave their allegiance
religious ensemble, allow it pleased with that.
And for us to be displeased with no allies pleased with represent
efficiency of face.
To face is to love those who Malala
and to hate those who maligned
we cannot love those who allow hate or hate those Malala is so something is wrong with
you all have an opportunity now to ask questions concerning our topic.
The best generation
sciences, the ones which are
say closest to the topic.
touching a woman that's not
who you can marry.
the point of touching a woman. Of course, what you're talking about here is
because touching a woman in general according to Islamic law is something prohibited
from Agartala in authentic narration said that it would be better that one have an iron spike given into his head than to touch a woman. We cannot
let us not have any mistake of talking about the fifth issue here of touching a woman and this is something accidentally
accidentally touching a woman whether she is Muslim or me whether you are Muslim for her or not. That doesn't change the issue.
Since we know that the best of generations is a generation or
two generations after them when we try to follow their lifestyles like sitting on the floor and mass as opposed to high beds. This is regarded as being exchanged he's comment on this.
In business from the sisters
and their husbands wants to sleep on beds instead of taking a nap on the floor.
and the wife wants to sleep on beds instead of sitting on the mats on the floor.
Let us say that Islam does not insist on sleeping on the floor.
It is perfect perfectly legitimate to sleep on a bed. Yes.
slept on. A mattress was made of the
farm funds, you know, sin covering so much so that when he got off the impressions of the farm frogs to be seen in his arm and his size, and Omar said to him, you know, can we get something more comfortable for you?
And Rosa Sullivan rejected it, he said, You know, he had no need of it in his life.
But he did not instruct us, the other companions did not do as evil
does not require of us
that we torture ourselves, okay.
With difficulties come the reward, but it doesn't mean that we have to create difficulties for ourselves.
This is not the Islamic way. You know, as as aboubaker has said,
It is better in his view, he felt it is better
Right, and sign a law that I avoided it, then I fall into a calamity and be patient.
to know that I avoided calamity avoid a time of difficulty in central LA, but it didn't happen to me,
then I prefer this person I prefer this than to fall into a calamity. and be patient. being patient in the time of calamity builds the face.
We don't seek calamity.
says don't wish to meet the enemy.
That is a man now.
Those who wish to meet the enemy. But if you meet them stand for
principle in Islam.
Whenever he was given the choice between two things, both halau he chose the easier of the two.
This was his way. This was it. So now, whenever given the choice between to allow things
just really that whenever you're given the choice between proteins, it's also easier No, not two things to allow things. Right. You know, the translation can mislead you think you have a choice between holiday or ramen he chose
when he had a choice between two halau things he chose the easier of the two.
So if you have a choice between sitting on the ground on a mat
and sitting on the bed, there's no harm in choosing to sleep on the bed.
But if you personally
prefer to sleep on the ground,
then there's no harm for you.
Remember, in principle,
if you have a wife,
or sister as a husband,
if you want to keep on the map
in your spare time, you know, don't make life difficult for others so that you can fulfill what you desire.
This is part of the Muslims concerns for his brother and sister most.
There are times when you have spare time, whatever your wife is visiting our parents, you know she's staying overnight, whatever that night, okay, go underground.
travel with the brothers. Everybody else is kind of fun, man. You want to just carry a piece of cloth, sleep on the ground. Okay.
But when you're home, the bed is there. You know, so make it difficult for your husband or your wife
or your loved one who was a companion.
He selected his son.
He has seen
the next Amir in spite of the strong opposition from grabs the grandson of the problem as I tell him
what about the hypocrites, hypocrites among the companions.
While we are
the human being
made certain choices for himself. He had
he ended up in a struggle with Ali
It is understood
by the majority that he was in
But it was not a deliberate mistake where he was seeking power, you know, as some people tried to put it that this was the cunning and sly muawiya right, this is how you read some books, you know, and this is why the arbitration they had this chicken, you know,
this is distortion
in a distorted view.
Similarly, the issue concerning appointing his son,
he made his HDR in the circumstance, that there was fitness
difficulties which existed in order to minimize the fitna of the time
he chose to appoint his son.
There are some disagreements.
And perhaps we may look back at this time from this time and feel that this was not the better choice.
The principle of a son, following a father as a ruler, is not something which is rejected in Islam.
Because we know that Allah designated among His prophets, Kings,
rulers who followed them in rules,
this was evil.
He would not a lot of times Allah would not have made the prophets examples.
Son of a ruler following a ruler in and of itself is not evil.
What is evil is when the rule is not in accordance with the rule of law.
So, the ruler rules in accordance with the rule of the law, when his father was also a ruler or not,
does not make his rule illegitimate myself
to the hypocrites,
please are generally not included among the companions don't consider them as combined into
those who were delivered, not known to have been hypocrites.
Let me think of the companions who are the best of generation, so are the statements of a general state.
Not Included among them, were those who claim to have been companions, who pretended to be companions followers.
But who, in fact, this believers in the heart
reverse of Huawei
designated Huawei to be among those who would write down the crime.
problems or felons have chosen him to be among the scribes writing down the Quran. And Allah knows the future. Of course, I didn't know the future.
Allah knows the future, if while we are in tomorrow, and who wants to be a hypocrite wants to have been, you know, an enemy of Islam
then allow would not have allowed them to give you such a normal and responsible position
which is in our hands is part of the work in terms of conveyance of the crosswalk of
the companion warrior.
And of course, there are many other things concerning
his life in the Hadees which generated
the need, which he did, for the sake of Islam, which none can deny, you have to be very careful of a lot of the material which is around translated especially into English and this, you know, much of the things Translated by Amir Ali is one of the favorites translators of history, you know, who was Shiites know and promoting the Shiites views of Malia and others to be corrupt, etc. You know, we have to be very careful when we look back at the history, that the information that we are reading is in fact, authentic information, you know, narrated by two reliable sources.
That if somebody says that some of the later generations might be more knowledgeable or better than the Sahaba that means they were men and we are men also.
It is true
Some people from the generations after the Sahaba, were more knowledgeable than some of them.
Because when the statement is made concerning the generation and the generation as a whole, not each and every individual No, there were some amongst the top students of the hobby, more knowledgeable than many of us.
So this when we're talking about the general ruling, we're not talking about each individual is talking about the generation as a whole.
This is why I'm even told
that there will come a time that there will be some people who Dean
would be one of their kids would be equivalent to 10 of the deeds of
their faith in such glowing terms. Sahaba were quite surprised.
But he is indication obviously, that in times to come, there will be some people, as individuals, who may have greater needs than them that may have greater faith than some of them with a hammer that some individuals
that is real, of course, we have some groups of people, you know, take this idea, and try to use it to promote the idea of the same as you know, so this is why you know, we can now recognize, you know, so and so on the saints and this one is a status one. So
this is known to Allah,
a lot that on the Day of Judgment,
these things will become clear. In this life, we cannot judge that is clear from
were speaking of other companions, people who are amongst them, who died as martyrs, as being martyrs was the paradigm of correcting them, in some cases, and thanks for so goes out.
Because there were things that they were doing. This, the rest of the companions didn't know about.
The number of addition
to that is showing us that ultimately, we cannot judge the latest generation, who is what, in terms of faith, we can judge from our actions. You know, we say it's also the believer, also we pray, we are alive. That is so nice. When we cannot bear witness to say thoughts are going to paradise.
We don't have that authority.
You said that the act of putting the cry in one volume to the collection is an act of goodwill,
or the science of categorizing hobbies.
If we use this in the linguistic term,
this is good.
In the linguistics, meaning,
not to say it was an innovation in religion. No, it was not an innovation in religion performs Allah instructed people to write the material down. The intent behind it is its preservation.
putting it together into one text, to insurance preservation is only fulfilling the intent of the problems or solve
the issue of why the problems are solved in order it's because of the fact that the revelation continued right up until the last moments of his life.
And the materials on which they were writing was
of limited availability, they were writing on a variety of different sources. And
they were concerned with tried to memorize it and preserve it in that way also. So there are a number of different factors which made it not practical to strive to try to write it down in one single text during the lifetime of the problems.
But as the complaint is understood, that was the intent so was completed within a year after him.
The act of having the flops and mustard who started it and why
are they putting
I'm on a machine.
And it was added in hobbies, that prayer niche, the amount of stands is a curved
area. And what he stands is the architect
a number of years after the time of suffering, so some love introduced the niche, and the dome.
for practical purposes,
the niche was to increase the,
to amplify the sound.
No, this was this concave
structure amplifies the sound for those behind. If you speak it to a wall, and you speak to a curved surface, you'll find that those studies behind can hear better, it amplifies the sound, but they redirect the sound directly behind the sound waves, you know, are reflected. So you can reflect them backwards straight behind the people behind, then you increase their ability to hear. So it was for that purpose, meaning that if we built them up to today, without them It probably because we now have amplifiers and is no problem is not necessary. Where people think that it is a religious structure.
Whether that is a religious structure, and the goal was to increase the ventilation within the masses. It also amplifies the sound. Whenever you walk on a decent dome and you say something you hear the sound is louder, it helps to amplify the sound and increase the ventilation. Whereas now we have
amplifiers, we have air conditioning.
Right? If a person feels that in building the masses, I must put in this myth Rob, I must put in this dome, otherwise it's not a massive, then that person has fallen fallen into the dark, then for that person didn't arrive in the dome is
because they've given it given its religious sanction that is a part of the religion, which it is not.
And if we consider when we're building maps, it's a very important point actually, for us in North America. And Muslims in general.
When we know
that the worst money that is spent is on buildings.
Worse money spent on building
the decoration of buildings, different narrations talking about Gotham in the future, our people will be competing with each other in their buildings, you know, even in the masjid.
We have a limited amount of money
to put a door on the
door which we don't need. And of interrupts.
I mean, you see the cost of putting up a minaret
can cost almost as much as the machine itself. And they don't like the price for the dorm and the minarets can cost as much as the market itself.
In my view, it is sinful to put it on there. Because that money would be better spent expanding the size of the masjid putting classrooms making the school whatever, rather than just adorning that building.
Using symbols which are not primarily Islamic symbols, which have come to be by custom to be known as symbols, we should go back to the simplicity of buildings. This was the way of the elements companions. What Islam teaches is simplicity.
I know when we when they people hold up the architecture of underload
see when they want to show Islamic architecture, the show of Andalusia you know you see people have got these intricate carvings on the walls and you know all this stuff.
this guy spent 10 years carving the wall
and it's held up you know,
this is not something pleasing to Allah.
Like Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel you know, painting on its back as a picture of God creating it. This is not from Islam.
That kind of energy is wasted energy.
The decoration of buildings like this Islam for both simplicity,
that time and energy better use in building more buildings that we need for you know, public service or whatever, rather than just merely decorating. So that is like wasted money. I know in Muslim tradition for the masjid, you know, it's usually got all kinds of paintings or writings and styles and all that kind of stuff that adds to the cost. And it is
the intention you know, people because people into the art of
They will get their backs riled up. They don't like to hear this, you know, this Islamic art you know we should be pleasing to Allah, Allah beautiful, he likes to beautiful, you know what, let's not take this Habiba by itself.
That's a tricky habito by itself, look at Islam or the whole
Islam invites to simplicity.
Going to the masjid,
you shouldn't be looking at all the walls of the chandelier is in the distance, you know, to come in here to worship,
not to be taken out by all this architectural, you know, wonder, to worship Allah.
The simpler It is like the pharaohs that were preying on, you know, all these pictures and colors and all of you looking at training such as PC, you know, things such a movement.
This is this assessment, this is not pleasing to Allah, whether you take a prayer rock, which is just plain one color, or designed as a simple the second tower
for one of our seller, when he gradients, corporate, you know, headlines, and it's distracting me to get off, not to distract with our prayer, we try to avoid distractions. So the match is the place for for
and reflection on a law reading the Quran concerning the body, you know, not a Museum of Modern Art. You know, we're coming in and
utilitarian Islamic architecture, as you said, for the thing that when we follow Islamic principles and organizing our home, you know, where you're not coming in, and you're right into the essence of your household, you know, no, you have an inner and outer area where people could get to come and sit and they're not inside your house and what is going on inside your house. And you know, you're not able to maintain certain separation within your house, that you're This is following Islamic principles in the bathrooms and how they're set up. And all this and this is our Islamic architecture at work serving
Islam, as opposed to this other excesses that have appeared.
Brother is raising the question of
finding a ID which contradicts the ruling of a scholar.
If we look at evidence is presented by both sides,
and there is Hadees, which supports one side and none to support the other side, then it is perfectly legitimate to consider the side which is supported by their ideas to be more authentic. However, I do agree with you in terms of caution, that we cannot simply take up a hobby, not knowing all of the ideas of the subject, and then use it to draw conclusions and say, Well, this is wrong. This is right and everything else. I mean, we can look at our caddies as used by other scholars, right and look at the arguments of both sides and say okay, I feel this is more correct because it is supported by the IV.
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