Channel: Bilal Philips
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Receiving that insurance?
Well, I think this is again, another one of our topics, which we discussed.
maybe we can save this, if we have no other questions.
the question of destiny, in terms of the
pillars of faith was the six
for a Muslim,
the issue of destiny
is identified by the process,
in terms of the actors,
I would not say that
they have a direct relationship,
the sense that
where we are going to be in the hereafter
whether we will be in the hell or in Paradise,
in the green birds in five days or
this is already with it.
that does not
the fact that we are the one who determined that
we are the ones who determined we determined through action
through the effects of our belief in the era, we will determine whether we end up in paradise or hell the fact that a law already know
what we are going to do to ourselves does not change
the reality that we are the ones who did it
But you determined
Yeah, well that's you determining
you are responsible. So, when I say when you say you determine it means that you are responsible for it, by your actions, you determine what your ends are going to be. So you are responsible for the fact that a long road
what your actions are going to be that does that does not take it from your responsibility to see the responsibility.
Again, you're going into your mixing.
Nobody should be for the sake of practice.
Practice. The point is that you started out by saying, no matter what,
material or spiritual life a man leaves.
His end is already pre determined. See now what does that statement sound like? It sounds like you're saying if you are beautifully Why should
you use all your wealth in charity?
In spite of your sincerity, Ally's going to put you in hell. No,
you're putting two opposites together.
It isn't, no matter what your life is in this life, it depends on what your life is in this life, what was happening.
So you can see no matter what, no matter what, you know how righteous you are, you're going to know how righteous you are, will determine where you
are, it doesn't matter what.
So this is why you have to do your best to ensure that the path that you want is the path that it ends up being.
For does matter.
Okay, is important, don't stick those two together. It doesn't matter. Don't say no matter what the problems are tell them, you know how to extend in a heartbeat, which seems to sound like what you're saying
that a man will do the deeds of the people of Paradise,
until he reaches a point where he is in both length away from
the destiny will overtake him, he will start doing the deeds of the people of the Hellfire and die.
Similarly, another man will do the deeds of the people to help
throughout his life, until he remains there remains between him and hell only the length of a boat You know, when you find out how far it will go before
you will begin doing these people tie dye and dye doing those decent because
this sounds like what you're saying. However, I claim is
that what this is in reference
is a person who is doing the needs of the people of paradise. Without saying
is among the deeds of the people.
But not everybody who's making
a why and Buddha
curse are those
who are never given their prayer. So, those Salah is a disease of the people or
if one does it in a neglectful negligent manner, does it to be seen by people, then it becomes an accidental carry them.
So a person may do the deeds of the people of Canada, out of the pressures of the society, the pressure of family, whatever.
will allow that person at some point in his life to
right like the example I gave you before. Have the individual come out of
this country where it's alive five times a day you have to pray on your job, everything prayer prayer everywhere.
Family, emphasizing prayer very strongly from what's sold as a family a child is not looked at as being some kind of reflects back on the honor of
Now eventually, that child reaches a stage or age where he either gets a scholarship from the government or his parents give him money. He goes to study in America.
soon as he gets off the plane and JFK. There goes whatever he had, like his cloak, finished. And you see so and so is in the Disco's in the movie houses
and he dies with me.
That was his real self. what he was doing here though it appeared to be the deeds of the people of paradise. He had no conviction. He was only going through the motions. So allows destiny will allow him an opportunity before he dies to him. Why does he really believe and die based on that?
But still him who chose way
well the process on them I said
You know, first of all, give us a bribe, and receive the prize of
getting a ride or receiving bribes
or in the curse of a law.
Normally, the giving or the taking of a bribe involves taking another person's rights.
I mean, this is the essence of life,
because it involves the taking of somebody else's rights, when I bribe you to let me do so, and so, you're letting me do something that I really wasn't supposed to do. Right, the judge and he rules in your favor, really, you're taking the rights of the other person who has been cheated.
This is why it's essentially prohibited. Now, you may find yourself in a circle, where you have a legitimate right
and this person is refusing to give you your rights unless you give him for money.
Now, you have to determine and this right is a critical rights
critical meaning, your livelihood depends on
you are allowed
to pay to receive your rights.
But if it is something that in fact, you can get by without even though it is your rights, it is better for you not why, because though you would be paying and receiving what is legitimately yours, you would be encouraging that person to continue to do it to others.
So, the sonic system tries to crush this by prohibiting it outright
in all cases,
should be avoided in all cases, except when one livelihood or life depends on
Well, the problems are Selim said that if any of us have something
that we would like to
give a will,
we should not allow a knife to pass without.
So, if there is somebody who you know, you want to receive from, who normally if you die,
your inheritance will be divided up according to Sonic law and will not reach them,
then it is essential that you like
similarly, if you are in a circumstance where the country will not divide your wealth, according to Islamic law,
you're in a minority situation where the rules of the country you know are set by British law or French law or whatever they divide up according to their own system. This is prohibited for you as
that it is essential for you to write a will, which stipulates that your money must be divided up according to Islamic law.
It's just that you would be missing out on a major good
right? You had an intention. You know, Allah gives you one reward for that intention. When you act on it, then it is multiplied. Can
you be missing out on a nature
fog advice to the
before the action?
Well, you know the punishment of the grave
is not one that we can rationally explain.
What you're talking about here now is something which is beyond our senses.
So if you want to try to, you know go into, I mean, this type you know how it is and remember what I said, One,
the person by the time he goes up and comes back down, he is hearing the footsteps of the people walking away from
sudo su means that the time that is taking is virtually instantaneous.
It is happening very rapidly. So this process here could take place for all you know, before the body is even burned,
it may or may not be visible to us
doesn't determine what exists. You know, because something is invisible to us, it doesn't mean that it is not taking place.
rationally, when we try to understand how it is that a lot takes the souls when you
get the soul to connect to your body, we can understand that whilst we're living,
to go into the next life, and you're going into debt that we cannot comprehend, and rationally explain
how it is that our bodies are regrown.
And the same that's to say that the problem is because lm has informed us of this information,
to produce certain effects on our lives.
We have to take that information and utilize it for our own benefit.
We have to understand that our ability to understand and comprehend the process of the unseen
is limited to whatever information has been given to us.
So can you see it?
Can you see this all
the windows believe that when you burn the body, you release the soul?
This based on their own writings.
We don't believe that the soul is really
our teachings are based on the Koran, a book of Revelation, which we can certify authentic,
there is based on folklore, fairy tales, handed down over the generations.
So, for thinking Hindu, you have to look at one and look at the other. Look at the practicality of one and the practicality of the other.
And if he looks at it, honestly, he will see that what Islam has to offer in terms of
much more tangible and real meaningful than what Hinduism.
So we don't try to convince the Hindu
regardless think or Hindu, at least, you know, when you burn that body, that this is happening to the body and how it is happening.
To try to explain that to me, what we were discussing with a Hindu are we looking into Hinduism, we look at the essence of their belief. What is it?
What does that leave, call them to explain to you what reincarnation causes? What the caste system means, what it does to people's life? What is the essential object of worship, Linda, foster the Hindu about the lingo? You know, any thinking into
too much, you know? So I mean, Islam is very practical, very real.
you present the essence of Islam, which is the worship of one God,
who is not a part of this creation.
That's what you submit. This is what the teachings all call it. And that leads us to righteousness.
So I brought my thoughts on them and said to him was when he sent him to Yemen, coming up on the front of people who are from Christians and the Jews, he said, the first thing that you should call them
is the oneness.
The person you call if they accept that, then you explain to them that a lot has been ordained for them.
First is knowing Walmart.
Next thing is submitting to a line and you build
so this is what if we're discussing with Hindus about Islam into this is where we have to
bring them the essence of Islam.
And then they can compare that to the essence of Hinduism. And any honest person will recognize that Islam has gotten
the qadiani sector was founded by Mirza Ghulam Ahmed, Linda,
is based on
the claim that he was a prophet of Allah.
And with that claim,
he left Islam.
He and whoever follows him, these
though they may do everything else in Islam,
what they believe in in terms of him being a prophet.
And actually, when you get into their theology,
you find that he has also put in a number of other contradictory and weird ideas.
But on the outside, if you just look at them,
in terms of their basic practices, they appear to be
this to the ruling, which has given them being non Muslims.
The major agenda is a musical show.
Well, this, of course, relates back to the other question concerning music. And just for the person who asked the question, we have to say that music as we know it today, wind And
so, when we're talking about music, musical program,
produced by non Muslims,
then it's going to be
there is one aspect of music which is acceptable karmically, that is the voice,
male voice or females under puberty, singing accompanied by
like a small drum, this has been allowed in Islam,
especially on the occasions of marriage, he
any of the other instruments, guitars, pianos, etc, these are prohibited instruments and the music they produce is prohibited and as such, it is sinful
to not only produce this music, but also to listen to it.
Now, in a in a gathering, where this forms the major part,
then I would say islamically Muslims should not be fun.
this is the only opportunity
bringing a more sort of more practical side, if we are to use the television
India or wherever,
on the television you have music shows.
So, if we had to say simply because that other thing exists, and we cannot utilize it, then we would remove ourselves from being able to utilize the media.
Because if we advertise in a newspaper, they're also advertising for alcohol and a variety of others.
So, our advertising there is in the midst of that which is limited. However, if we do not have media of our own, we cannot afford to buy our own station.
Probably we could afford to set up our own television stations. Of course, that instead of going into debt, but if we cannot afford and it is necessary
To carry that message, then we may utilize
an event or a form of the media to publicize
without taking part in the prohibited assets from that media.
So, if in the event and an opportunity is given for the speaker to get up, say something about his lab or group of people, there's something about Islam, they get down and finish. And then the others carry on with their own thing.
Find what it is, if it requires the Muslims also stand up and go through some of the emotions of the musical entertainment, etc, then I would say Muslims should not.
So, for example, if a Muslim has a program on the race on radio or the television, he or she should not use
the music, musical tune test to know for example, you know, usually each program has a what they call a signature signature,
that you should use that for prohibited walk, however, you should use a portion of
the event, you know, are some music, Islamic song, which is in a form of acceptable, you should not utilize they're prohibited
you maintain your own integrity, though
there will be other programs on radio or television.
And this, of course, is part of the compromise
of Muslim minorities.
This is why the Prophet says
that his drug
So, anytime you find that you cannot pass
any place that you are, it becomes compulsory for you, if you have the means.
you are involved in the process of changing
or evolving the process of change. And yes, it's allowed. But just to be there to be there because my family's there it is where I was born and this nonsense.
The arguments of the pagans
when they were brought, so he there was what our family is not what we grew up with. And
this is their argument not to want to accept.
We have a duty to allow
to submit to His laws.
And if the country that we're in, we are obliged to disobey the law,
in our daily Islamic practices are various aspects of Islam.
And we are not involved in changing that circumstance, making it so that Muslims can fully obioma then it becomes obligatory on us if we have the means to make it.
There's no excuse, as long as you have needs
that you have no means. Of course, in any given circumstance.
There will be people who have
those who have no choice excuse because that is the destiny.
But those who are alive destined with a choice, and that is their responsibility.
Climate change the situation that they're in.
We don't need to go into that one, right.
Is the excuse, you know, for staying in New York City, right.
You know, or Columbia or whatever, right? No, this is not the excuse.
No, what we can say is we don't have to have a truly Islamic country. All we have to have is a more Islamic country. So we need one where we can practice more wherever we can practice more we go
when one appears we could practice more you go there.
You're not you see as a Muslim professor and said
that you should be in this life like you traveler,
well as a Jew,
because she didn't read the New Testament,
she was a Jew. And truly in the Old Testament as it exists, there is virtually no reference
because the Jews
really removed these weapons, because of course,
they have removed these and modified the religion became a economic, you know, club
like the major
suspension of the
In the case of the Masons you can
join by making
the case of us, normally you have to be born into the club,
come in, by making your old
religion converting, you will always be looked at with suspicion.
in the case of the New Testaments, there are reference, especially in Revelations,
the whole process of fixing disease, when it first
die, and Jesus will come back
to rule on the right hand side and God will come back, He will judge
will perform the judgment,
the whole process and the 144,000 times it will go to heaven.
But, actually, if you look into Christian theology, a lot of it is speculation. You know, it's not really based on revelation,
book of the Bible called revelation, or something. But much of Christian theology, what you will see when they describe the whole process, much of it is based on
the meanings of scholars of the past.
The concept of purgatory, for example, with capitalism,
there's no evidence for it really, in the Bible. When they say,
when you child, get the holy water sprinkled on, top guys, you're not baptized, you're not going
to do all the good you want. Leave all you want, you were not baptized,
all of their own creation. It's not even in the textbook.
So much of Christian theology
is based on
as opposed to Revelation.
When an unbeliever dies, this is totally prohibited
was prohibited from praying for his mother.
When he sought permission to pray for his mother, a lot of
this is stated very clearly by Muslim
pay for both his mother and his father. And we as Muslims,
to pray for anyone who we know dies in a state of disbelief
even though the person may have called himself a Muslim, but in fact,
he is committed to ensuring that we are not allowed to precedent.
First we pray for the person we know
guys to deliver.
Otherwise, we should not I mean, I'm not saying that we now are going to speculate. Also guys and start to speculate. What do you really believed or wasn't on that we don't need to go into that?
Ultimately, as long as he was doing what is required to be Muslim in a general sense, and we accept him as a Muslim, or her as a Muslim,
but if a person in their open action or statements have indicated this belief, like they rejected, but I don't believe we have to pray
for whatever such a person should not be prayed. Very the most Muslims prayer should not be
this should not be good for them, nor should Muslims pray for them?
Well, you know, this is politics,
politics, which is not according to the Islamic guidelines. No, of course, Islamic reversal policy is a policy. But, I mean, it defines our policies, without notice that these people have stepped outside the bounds of Islam and have gone according to what is expedient for their political relationship.
While still living,
living, of course,
I mean, not just uttering words he has no understanding is a mistake against
said that we should
we should encourage those who are dying to stay lion animal law, right. And people understand it to me and say, even to those who are dead, of course, it's already been in their favor without
understanding what problems are, encourage somebody to stay, who understands and knows what to do. So the last words, you know, are
confirmation of their belief. Now, for you to tell a non Muslim who doesn't know online, I'm one of those who love you.
Guys, what good is that?
I mean, what do you have to tell him, you know, accept the law. As one, you know, he stated the language he understands, you know, if he understood it, or whatever, afterwards, in Arabic, he said this way.
So, what we tried to get them to do we find somebody who's done and we should try to get them to
come to the realization of the one that's
possible to get
if there is nothing of Islam connected,
for example, you may set up a school, which is a means of propagating Islam to non Muslims, something of that nature is
for you, for example, to build a school for non Muslims,
when there are Muslims in need, this is a simple use of your money.
So that could not be possibly considered
doesn't mean you can't do any good thing.
But you just that in the case of your wealth,
Muslims have a priority and
so, you are obliged to give them preference over
within your direct family.
There is a certain allowance given
in the case of
somebody who has done some good
to your family and you would like to leave something for
the good this is allowed up to a limited amount.
But generally speaking, you're thinking in terms of
then you should be thinking in terms of something which is going to either be propagated Islam or providing
in terms of next slide
may alleviate some punishment for themselves
would not be
of the type
a non Muslim
if we do
something we take some benefits from from the point of view for example, like why is
an organization building in
which there is some kind of philosophical
principles involved for Muslims to utilize our purposes
I mean it will affect your level in health
but it will not take into
I will tell
you what I will call it who was so close to
the family the
only eats will be in the Hellfire but it is sufficient to make his brain boil
if that's what you said about alcoholics
when can you attend a church wedding or funeral say
of say a good Friend's
Same thing with the funeral
reception which may be held in the home afterwards
or after they've gone through the civil rights visit that person's family
tried to console them and in your population, you should be trying to say something
in the church this is
a religious right.
he said that
six writes on another book
Muslim invites, because he said for example,
that, you know, you should only you should not have anyone eat or partake of your food.
taking you know, indications from nothing
unless it is our distinction. We have to make that clear not to say you can never go to a non Muslim home.
But for you to develop friendships like you know, I'm just this is my friend. You know, he invites me and I invite him and he invites me and
Tao isn't involved. You know, I'm coming to this place. I'm telling him something about Islam or in some pamphlets we're discussing, then you shouldn't be going to go should you have been coming
to South China
but actually in Islam
the US why we are predicted to eat, for example, the food.
And for the
Christians and the Jews were allowed because the fact that they have something of Revelation, and they're close to Islam, that much that they have is honored, and we can give them power.
This is that that is an act of God, itself, the fact that Islam gives recognition to them for what they have a revelation for them to reflect on the similarity.
for Hindus, for example,
he has lots of any food
important Muslims define who they are, and where they should be.
And their activities, to the non Muslims to be one of our
The food of the
Hindus period, really
is something which is for
Hindus, Buddhists, James, whatever, you know, once you go beyond that Christians and Jews,
these other groups, we give them a download, and go there and tell them we're fasting or whatever. And let's say you may not go to see them or give them
Well, you know, if you're in a situation of necessity,
then you're obliged by your necessity. And this is, this is part of the compromises that the Muslim
in the minority situation in the non Muslim government area of life
where you find yourself and you really look around, see how much you know you are compromising the religion
a lot about making the change, establishing it.
So when Muslims come, they can stay in that
situation. If you're involved in that process, then fine. But if you're not if you're just part of the problem, instead of being a part of the solution.
I would like to thank you all for
coming attending over the past year.
a lot of
fighting back up against
a lot of products.
Well, I have to have to beg your
indulgence to allow me
not because the latter part of Ramadan, I'm going to England for a series of lectures, but also to
see my supervisor
have to present
lecture in relation to
all the others.
give myself sufficient time.
we asked them
to deflect on
the part of the reality of life such a way that it would affect our actions.
courageous just utilize whatever benefits