Channel: Bilal Philips
Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim. Assalamu aleikum.
The lecture you're about to hear was given on February 16 1991 by Bilbao Phillips in the mosque at the Saudi Arabian Airlines compound popularly known as Saudi a city in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The lecture was titled understanding sir l fatty.
I seek refuge with a law from the recursive Satan
In the name of Allah, most Gracious, Most Merciful.
All praise is due to a law, the church and Sustainer of the world's
most Gracious, Most Merciful,
Master of the Day of Judgment,
the do we worship and die in aid we seek,
show us the straightaway
the way of those on whom thou has to be stowed by grace.
Those whose portion is not read
and who go not stray
and try to hide itself
guidance for us
practical guidance, because
when a law provides us with guidance, it is not something which is theoretical, that we may reflect on theoretically, but something which needs to be applied in our lives in such a way, that it improves the quality of our worship and our submission to a loss.
In the last two verses,
we have according to how he has taught us
that he chose the right path.
And in defining the right path,
we are told to say the path of roles on who is your favorite so often Medina and Hamza lay him.
At the same time, we're also
another aspect of this path.
In that, it is the path
which is not the one followed by those on whom is not your blessing, those who are stray and those on whom is Divine Anger.
to him, when upon me
who it is that ally is referring to.
And the ball being being those who is a lot of anger and bonnin being those from Australia,
we have to turn to the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad Salah for clarity,
because if we were to try to approach these verses, just from our minds alone,
we could come up with no end of interpretation.
when we strive to understand the correct meanings of the brand, we have to go first and foremost, to the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad Salah, to see what it is, he has explained for us of the meanings of the Quran, because the Quran was revealed to him.
And the Lord said
him, that we have revealed to you the remember, remembrance or the reminder, which is the plan in order that you may explain to the people, what was revealed for them
on a particular
in found its competitors,
were the Jews
anger of the Jews and the Christians,
the scars of the fear or interpretation of pointed out that
knowledge of the book,
The revelation which they have learned the Torah
virtually correct, it has some distortion, they have made some distortions in it, not for the most part, it is correct, the information in it is correct.
And this is confirmed by the parameter.
So, they have a large portion of the truth.
But they have chosen not to follow it
as such Ally's angry with them because they know the truth, and they have chosen not to follow
through on the other hand, the Christian
the NGO is mostly incorrect
that they have which they call the gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and john and the writings of Paul etc.
These writings contain a massive confusion and misguidance.
There is a small portion amongst it amongst
and they are straight.
me particular reference to these two groups for a reason.
It is not merely for us to know that Bose is angry with the Jews, and those who are stray or the Christian.
Because the prime
as a law states itself is guidance for the believers. Those who fear a law there is guidance in it, there is some knowledge in it, which Muslims are required to apply their daily lives
warns us about the people
merely to give us pieces of information of the past, or what happened to these people and what they did etc. He is warning us that we do not become like that.
If we accept the Quranic stories,
which are filled with information concerning the peoples of the past and how they went astray,
if we accept it in the way that I intended, then we would be able to benefit from it and be guided by it.
This is the intent behind a law pointing
out to us these two groups,
those who know and don't ask them what they know. And those who just don't know and are straight.
in terms of Islam today, on a world scale, the situation of Muslims
and the presence fitna that we are in concerning
American troops, etc. All of this is a reflection of the state of Muslims on a international scale.
There are examples of the same situation in our day to day personal life.
When we look at the majority of Muslims, we find that they know what the Pillars of Islam are.
If you take a child when you ask him, a Muslim child anywhere in the Muslim world, what are the pillars of Islam, he will tell you the pillars are
Well, that's beautiful.
When we look into the lives of the majority of the Muslims in the world, we find that they're not practicing this
They have knowledge on what the Pillars of Islam are. But the reality is that they are not practicing.
They now enter into the realm of theology.
And when we wonder in a wireless situation, why are these things happening to Muslims and why? Because they are among the most.
They have knowledge, basic knowledge,
and they're not acting on this knowledge.
A distinction is made between knowledge and faith
to really happen is that the majority of Muslims have been, or have become deluded into thinking,
nearly having knowledge of Islam
is safe. And
it means that they are guaranteed paradise.
So they feel
like the Jews were deluded before believing that they were the chosen people of God,
the children of God.
The fact that they are born a Jew, it means that you are placed in paradise has been set.
Similarly, we find the masses of Muslims believing in the same way
that the fact that you were born in a Muslim family, this means that you are going to paradise.
This is a delusion.
It is a natural product.
Being unable to distinguish between knowledge and faith,
we may have knowledge of a thing
is there, when we act on that knowledge.
Action represents the manifestation of faith, that is living faith we call a living faith, not something which is just mere words. Because, I'm sure
knows that a lot is the one God
Yet he is the most cost of creation.
Because in spite of that knowledge which he had, when he was commanded to bow to Adam,
to act on that knowledge, he refused, out of pride, etc.
And as such,
so the knowledge didn't benefit him, because he didn't
to be able to change their condition,
they have to
have the basic knowledge which they have, it has to again become a living faith
something which is a part of their 24 hour a day life.
Now, there is another aspect of knowledge,
and that is
as I said, we were looking at the two groups, one group, which represented those who have knowledge and were not active in the knowledge these were the most
then there is this other group
and in the Muslim world,
when we look into the area of tawheed
we find in fact,
there is very little knowledge of it,
say means analyze while
there was a large one,
however, the Christians say that allies one also
and the Jews say that allies one also
People believe in a multitude of gods,
there are many different, either such or that they worship, there is no way you could even give them the idea that God is one.
If you ask the people, among Hindus who know the religion, they will tell you, we believe in one God.
But we believe that he became a pilot, or he became, you know, in human creation form,
at different points in history, in different places, and in different forms.
We believe in one God.
So obviously, could not possibly be the belief or belief in one God, because Hindus, Christians and Jews also,
we often have a group of people
who will say also that our heed means that everything is gone.
It's just one existence, that is alone.
This is another expression by
neither of these two expressions, correctly define the meaning of a sheet. From a correct Islamic perspective.
The Muslim world
is involved in the dam, that is innovation in the religion was wonderful.
Saying very clearly that you know, blue with
every innovation in religion is misguided.
And all of these forms of misguidance leads
in no uncertain when I
bring something new.
In Islam, it is never accepted.
It is rejected.
However, the mass of Muslims are involved in innovation in the religion,
which the Prophet Muhammad did not command them to do.
And we can only worship a lot
of the things which the Prophet commanded us to do. That's why its purpose was to define for us, what is the worship of Allah.
This is the purpose of the prophets among
to make clear to mankind, how they should worship.
And this is why
I didn't mean anything, which would bring you closer to Allah, except that I commanded you to do it.
If there is anything that we believe, will bring us closer to a law
that is pleasing to Allah, because it is pleasing
to Allah, anything that we believe is pleasing to Allah, to Allah is the Prophet Muhammad did not commanded us to do it, then it is without it is innovation, it is not acceptable to Allah. This is the bottom line. This is how we define what is acceptable and what is not acceptable.
he told us, he defined
all of the ways by which we may become closer to allow all of the ways by which we may please
somebody were to ask you,
at the belief
that a row is unique
that this belief is reflected in all of our actions, and all of the things in which we do that we do this
Feeling that they're pleasing to a law, and that they bring us closer to a law.
That is unique. And I didn't just say what I said unique Why? Because if we just use the term one, and I say for example, there is one tape recorder in this master
exclude the possibility of there being another tape recorder in another machine.
So when we say that a lie is one, we don't mean it in this way.
We mean one in the sense of being unique, totally.
There is nothing like him.
there is nothing like a law.
A law does not share
in their perfection with anyone.
The Creator, is completely distinct and different from his creation.
This is the fundamental
idea behind the principle of
principle by understanding this, we then can clearly understand why those who say everything is a lot.
When everything becomes a lot, there's no distinction between creator and creation anymore.
And this is why you have people saying, you know, you're alive, I'm alive, everybody's wrong, all a part of
you have a body amongst Muslims, who will say, for example, that the human soul is divided.
The role that
Allah plays in man, a portion of his spirit, meaning a law has a spirit and a portion of his spirit was put into man, into Adam, and each descendant of Adam now carries a portion of the Divine Spirit.
And that the purpose of man's existence is for him to reunite that divine spirit with the divine, with the
this idea, again, is
in contradiction to the fundamental concept of
a law does not have a spirit
is a law, a spirit
are part of his creation.
None of us contained inside of ourselves, any portion of the law, no, we are His creation
means to us
is that we
are here to rush
And you might think that, you know, we're raised to get these ideas from there are a number of people who hold this idea
that they mistakenly hold this idea and promote it.
And this idea is not a new idea. It's not something which you only find, you will find it amongst Christians, amongst Jews, amongst Hindus and amongst others,
it is commonly comes under the heading which is known as mysticism.
that knowledge without practice
is a curse,
that we have to act on the knowledge that we have
and that it is essential for us
correct knowledge of the religion itself. We can then say that
there are two fundamental principles which underlie all of the various
pillars or practices of Islam that have an end
knowledge, and that, by that we mean the correct knowledge
and being righteous deeds, that is acting on that knowledge.
And, of course, I'm sure you're all familiar with the many verses in the crime, wherein a law defines the righteous, those who will succeed in this life and attain paradise as those who
in the law
and righteous deeds.
Now, in closing, I would just like to say,
so that this is related to the purpose of our creation,
the mindset very clearly
that he ever created the jinn for mankind except for his Russian revival. And that
can only be
fulfilled, if we have the correct the correct knowledge. Otherwise, we end up doing practices, believing that in fact, we are worshipping Allah, when in fact we're not.
And at the same time, the correct knowledge should also refer to accurate knowledge, producing righteous deeds, which then becomes a matter of the worship of Allah.
you're all well aware that Islam teaches us that the whole of the Muslims life
can be better,
or actually should be, they should strive to make all of the various actions of his life acts of worship acts, which are pleasing.
For him to attain that
he must fulfill the two conditions which I spoke about, one,
that there should be correct knowledge of a law there,
he should be remembering about
this is the aspect, which is also known as decree law. And liquor law doesn't just mean, you know, sitting up to some odd thing to Panama to Panama, Panama.
I mean, this is an aspect of the remembrance of the law. But it is not the remembrance of the law.
The remembrance, encompasses all of our lives.
And when a person restricted just to this app after Salaam, Subhana, Allah Subhana, Allah Subhana, Allah, then what he does, is, he turns this powerful
He turns his powerful principle of faith into a blind ritual. So after a lot, you will hear him say,
people who come into Islam, what is he doing?
He thinks the hammer
has happened is that the meaning in our sense of hammer law and reflecting on what it means
in a physical exercise.
And he believes he is actually remembered.
This is just a blind ritual, which will end up crossing them over there.
He thinks he is doing something good for himself and in fact, he's doing something to harm him.
And the principle that he must follow in terms of the various acts of his life
is that it has to be according to the Sunnah of the Prophet, Muhammad from him, it was
the actor remember a lot and he has to do it, according to this,
when these two principles, he has
established the kind of knowledge that he should and that knowledge now become a living part of his life, turning his life, his daily life into a better and inshallah, which would be acceptable for law and version paradise. We pray and to give us the reality, of knowledge of the religion, of its strategies, of consciousness of a law and putting that knowledge into practice in our day to day.
Let me just say that I will also
I'll give you an opportunity if you have any general questions that you'd like to ask anything concerning the presentation, or other things concerning Islamic
principles or something like this, if you'd like to ask,
you know, we can give some few minutes 20 minutes or so, to that,
it is important for us to understand just fundamentally that
each and every one of them represents
by Muslims to implement
in their life
without a human effort,
and as such, they will contain some errors,
they are the product of human reasoning,
and human reasoning is not perfect. So, therefore, there will be some errors in them, and all of the fellows of
the majors, they made that very clear to their problems, stating in one way or another, that we are human beings,
that we are reasoned out
are subject to error,
to be correct or to be wrong. So, you should compare to the plan and to the similar and if you find anything contradictory
and follow the line.
So, this means,
that, there is no special place
for any one method or another.
individual human efforts, which have become collective over time.
So, there is nothing wrong with a person following a method
as long as he keeps in mind that it is not something infallible. We don't have any
And when he becomes, he becomes infallible, according to their belief
is something which is divinely ordained was to people.
Because it contains error. We don't have anything like that the only person we have, who was infallible in that sense in the sense of what he taught us, we can be sure we should follow his Muhammad,
we are obliged to follow. And that's what we need when we say
that's what we mean when we say that he is the only person
who has received revelation from
whatever he has taught us, we are obliged to try to follow as much as we can.
We are we don't even have to question it.
In the sense of
what was the meaning behind it, we don't have
to do we can
we just we should do it a lot further.
In time, we may understand
some things you may have permits to do the deep meanings or the reasons behind it, you may never know until we reach far that if we make it there.
We are obliged now.
And he is the only one that we follow. like
everybody else. He said, we're human beings, made errors and recorrect.
We follow them when they're correct. And we do not follow them when they were an error. This is why when he
was asked by one of his students,
if we follow a companion of the prophet
will we be on the correct path? In other words, if somebody chooses,
and decides to follow whatever he said he would he be on the correct path?
he was correct, because the truth is one
unless he was correct, in other words, he was a human being. Everything he did is not right.
There will be some error. So we are, we can follow what he did, which was correct and be sure we are on the right path. But now we'll be following up he did with
the error that he made and made provision for the error
that we now choose to follow that error during that it is an error.
This is terrible.
This is wrong, this is misguided.
Apparently, we should follow the method with an open mind
following the teachings that are, you know, because when you come to study as a Muslim in most parts of the Muslim world, a Muslim doesn't accept Islam in Pakistan, then he is going to end up following the Hanafi madhhab. Whether he admits it or whether he doesn't, the greatest likelihood that he will be followed unless he happened to have accepted Islam, and somebody from another group
took him in.
That didn't happen, it means that he will be following.
As I said,
I don't want to follow any matter. If he decides he would prefer to follow, for example, you know,
who he would sit under and learn from them. And he's not particularly particular about any particular matter, because
as long as he remains open mind, that he may be doing something if somebody comes to him with knowledge, showing him
actually there is a happy, which is authentic.
then when he finds himself in a situation like that, then
he should try to follow that which he asserted,
he may try to get further understanding, asking, you know,
what about the Saudis, you know, why aren't we following the Saudis or whatever, try and get some clarity. But he now becomes obliged to follow
when it becomes clear to him that this was, in fact, the authentic practice of the law. So what I'm saying is that
the new Congress, as well as any Muslim,
he is not obliged to follow a particular matter.
But if he follows one, because that's where he is in there is nothing wrong, as long as he remains open.
to follow the teachings of the religion without actually following a particular matter, most of the way, is something which is beyond
a person who is a student scholar,
he may be in a position now to, to sit and work from the various schools of thought according to what is correct and what is incorrect. For the average person, he doesn't have the kind of background to allow them to be able to do that. So therefore he needs he will be obliged to follow somebody who we trust, whether it's the amount of the masjid or the scholar in his area, whatever, but he should also be of an inquiring mind. He should not just accept any pronouncement, you know, the person says, do this, don't do this, do this, you should be prepared to ask why should we do this? Why shouldn't we do that? And if you find, for example, when you ask the person, why
are you questioning my knowledge, then this is a person who you need to get away from
the person who is using knowledge in the wrong way, because one should not be shy, to to explain to others the One should not feel that he is, you know, in any way, put down by the question as to where this knowledge comes from.
Our duty is to convey the knowledge to people.
So there's a reason why a scholar or an artist should not inform the people as to where this comes from. We should do this because
because the law says
this is why
covers the idea of matter sufficiently.
Especially when you move away
from my mother
and father one particular time and go
fishing that's something else
can I make the choice and make my life easy?
I would say that, generally speaking, you know, scholars
point out that it is wrong for you to go around for too much I'm looking for the easy
they call it
right, you know, this is, it is wrong.
Because what you should be looking for is the correct thing, not the easy thing, because the easiest thing
to do your attention is not any more seeking knowledge to improve the practice of your religion, but trying to find a loophole
for that kind of attention is definitely incorrect. It shouldn't be followed.
There's no harm in looking from the school to find that which is correct.
And if it happens to be the easiest thing,
but we shouldn't go with the intent of the easier thing. Okay. Now, in the situation, you know, in America, where we have all the different
representations of different schools in one locale,
I would advise
the people who are involved in educating the children, the people who are open minded, and who will teach the religion Now, according to the destruction without specifying much, this is a this is a unique circumstance
is either Maliki in the Sudan, Shafi in Egypt, canopy in Pakistan, humbly in Saudi Arabia, it is fully defined, whereas America and other countries where people have come to from different parts, you know, you'll find this mixture, which is sort of unique in those kind of circumstances.
I would say that it would be better that people who are involved in the education, community as well as the children, you know, we teach religion from the point of the basic evidence that is available, you know, without specifying
This is what I would suggest, in that particular circumstance.
You mentioned that
was an art.
Well, this is something I mean, I'm not winging it out of nowhere, you can pick up Encyclopedia Britannica and open it up and look to see what it is that they believe in. And you will find,
you will find
that, in fact,
this is what they fundamentally believe.
But the point is that
the fact that a person believes that there is one God
is not in itself. So he that's what I'm trying to say.
Because if your ideas, one God is one God, you have three parts, and these two parts make up one, but the other three parts.
This is why when they try to explain it to you, for Christians, for example, they will say that, you know, God is like
water comes in a liquid form.
Right, this is like the three guys
go back to the creative things because this is how you find creation in this way. That's what we call water, h2o. You know, in the chemical sense, this can exist in three different forms.
Jonathan, this is irrational. In other words, they are making God like his creation. This is why we rejected
for the Hindus, they believe that God becomes man manifest in his creation
at different periods of time,
and this is why when you talk to the Hindus
Was worshipping an idol. If he is knowledgeable, you're asking, why are you worshiping this piece of
God is manifested
He is the Creator, and he is
you believe in a god or you believe in one God, but he becomes creation, then you have destroyed the correct understanding of your issue.
The problem happens to them when calamity strikes them, and the first thing they call out is your
may have given
a lot of attributes are no longer unique
attributes which belong only to a lot and they have given it to
can save you.
So, once we
this kind of bottom line understanding So, that we can apply it in any circumstance, if we are clear on this thing of the uniqueness of
easy to see how these other ideas and principles are deviant, whether the other religions because of what they all share all of the deviant
they all share this one piece that they have given
creation, the qualities of a law or their human
qualities of either one or the other. In other words, a lot of them are not
distinguish between the two. Sometimes some people tell you, you know,
so many different religions,
all the people who have the religion religions are doing
there are different types
by showing them, what is the distinction between Islam and all the others, because all the others here
is the only one
of the uniqueness of
qualities of creation,
the creation here
even though other religions may claim to be monotheistic, calling the principle of one God, they are all involved,
according to the monotheistic principle, which is the true monotheism. What we call
care is only one facet of
society is also another
judging ruling that society in
Islam covers all aspects of life
First and foremost.
They need to know who's alive because otherwise they don't know who is going to be worshiping.
in Jesus, a man
who became a man
is worshiping God. But in fact, he's worshiping a man.
Now to be clear on,
so that they can worship a lot.
They have to have knowledge of the basic principles of the religion, and to apply those principles individually, first and foremost, because it's no point jumping to a governmental level and talking about, you know, changing society. When you in your personal life, you're not even praying in the masjid.
You know, you're sleeping in your bed, after sunrise, but you're talking about changing society is
People like to jump to these high level, because it's because when
you really can't do anything,
use yourself from having to deal with the things that you can deal
with, teaches that we have to start with ourselves,
we have to establish the basics.
Number one is
The budget is one of the most difficult prayers on this
there is hypocrisy, if we are not making it.
If we can't do that, then don't talk about anything. It's just a delusion, confusion, set aside here, then from there, deal with your family,
your immediate community, your job situation, and with people striving like that, in this gradual sense, eventually inshallah we can do it and bring it right.
But if we jumped to dealing with the society and we haven't dealt with number one, then
in my mind,
I understand that
nobody has a right to say
it is only
that many of our friends actually are discussing.
At the same time,
a non believer who truly does not believe
he is supposed to believe because we can say the Hindu believes in invalid believing.
without believing in a law, it is supposed to believe in a law.
We can say with a shirt, that those who do not believe in a law as alive or dead for them to believe in him.
without a doubt.
The problem comes when we start
to grab individuals, all American Christians are going to have
a problem because when you're going to sit down with each American Christian, you will find that they have a variety of different uses.
Ready to do it
So he's actually following
outside his way.
So this is where you run into a problem when you make a blanket statement, all Russians because the communists are going to help you.
All listings are going to
talk in a theoretical sense, that person does not believe in a lot, he is supposed to believe in him.
People who believe that a lot
of time, but
really remove them from hell, after a period
as long as they had a mustard seed
of that true belief.
And this is something we are not in a position to measure.
It becomes a problem when you start to make these blanket statements according to people.
it really is, at
the moment, your friend
praying to the same intelligence, you're going to help
you just turn off.
It's very important for you to develop relationships with people, where people feel good about you, if you're positive, you're not approaching them in a harsh, negative kind of way.
But you're trying to develop a relationship and they feel it because you shouldn't need
to do it another question of just putting down people that you're trying to get the message of Islam across to them. And
you have to approach it
in a way which is befitting of the message of Islam.
on a high level,
level of demand.
if you ask the person who is living, it is acceptable.
If you ask this person to pray for me, it is acceptable
for this person to pray for you.
Because now you
imagine something which is constantly increasing and decreasing
as a person is a higher person in the sense that, you know, he's always increasing in the sense that he never
everybody goes through periods of ups and downs,
human beings, that is their nature
to take a very long period of time. And I don't want you to think that I mean, the little nutshell that I gave you, he represents the totality of
220 something pages.
And, you know, the point is that I wanted to just try to give you the essence. But when you come now to apply it in various aspects of the religion, this is when it becomes invalid.
But in fact, you know, it's been it's very unfortunate that in a lot of the works, that have been written about this, when you pick it up and you know, maybe about the Pillars of Islam, you will find that they were dealing with
in about one paragraph, and the rest of the book is devoted to the other Pillars of Islam, I mean, as
a large one,
but, in fact, it is the most important and it's the one was most you know, should be developed and explained, because, if this is not clear, then all the other pillars become useless.
If you are involved in shift in terms of your your your worship of a law, then your salary as a carrier Your soul is useless.
So, it is really one which needed to be emphasized. And
in recent times, the Mojave movement has been responsible for the revival of concern about
and then again, this movement has sort of been misunderstood and people thinking you know, lobbies are like innovators in religion, right, the term when a person wants to refer to an apostate or deviant
which is very unfortunate. But this is this is also that when a person is as it were, a wrong practice becomes common. The right practice will appear to be deviant.
But this is really the essence of the so called Wahhabi movement, it was to revive the fundamental teachings of the heathen sticking to the, to the Sunnah, you know, people think of the movement as being against
the scholars from the movement,
Saudi Arabia, but ladies, generally speaking, the major cause did not approach it in a rigid sense that they did teach people to be open minded. This is why when they came into Mecca,
when they came into what,
at the time,
you used to have four different places around the Kaaba
for different purposes, one for an Imam from each of the former.
So that when they came for mother, for example, the mom from the Hanafi madhhab, they would make a comma and all the Hennessey's were making the walk behind him when he was finished, in the amount from the shop, a mother
that things were in, when they came into my collection of finishers, destroy these relics and make just one place and the amount will follow whatever mother be following everybody has to follow
these relics, you know the different crops which are around the Kaaba, the Muslim world screened out, look at these Wahhabi madman, they're destroying macapa.
They didn't understand
because they were so used to the idea of these different things being around the cabinet table did not appear to be weird and strange, you know,
when they went into Medina, and to Mecca and the graveyards and they leveled all the grave, because if you look at pictures that were made of the graveyards of Medina and Mecca before
they came in there, the city you had houses with big you know, in there, which was you know, trying over the various grades.
You can still keep them in a city like this, if you go to Cairo, Egypt, if you go to the
ministry against the Egyptian, the Egyptian
I mean, this is something that I have
no way to Cairo.
I heard about this I
was going down the middle and poor people are actually breaking into them and giving them their cooking and everything and the government electricity
around the Muslim world. So when they came in, we know their authentic traditional insane Muslims were
to defeat any statue he found he should you know destroy the faith and to level all grades with the ground.
to do with the commandment of Allah.
Movement came in in
the Muslim world because they were so used to these
time, the gradient
Unfortunately, because of the ignorance of the Muslims, it led them this.
They were righteous acting themselves, it led them to believe that the so called Wahhabi movement was deviant.
And even to this day, of course, it's something remaining amongst Muslim Omar, this idea. And even here on CNN, they will be talking about, for example, cwap.
I think it was Abu Dhabi, and then they talked about
the brand of Islam.
But it is something that
needs to become clearer to really understand what what, in fact, with the principle, and to realize that, in fact, what they were standing for, was Islam in itself, they didn't bring anything new. It was
I would want to say was in rejected, right, you know,
medicine statement that, you know, at the beginning or the end of every century, there would arise a majestic one revival of the religion right. Now, whether he was the majestic or he wasn't the majestic, you know, whether it was somebody else, you know, I would want to get into that.
He knows this. He was a reformer.
He was calling the people, it was a reformation movement, calling them back to the correct
I would believe that
I would believe that one reads
and understands what a lifesaver. And
he gets the full benefits of reading the buyer
understands it, and doesn't act on it.
And this is a situation that you find, say, for example, in the Muslim world where they make
the same but they're reading it.
In the case where you have people reading the crime, not understanding.
And therefore, they're not.
Again, they're in a situation in their reading, not understanding what it's saying, that are trying to act on whatever they know.
Another category, we could say that those people are rewarded for their intention,
their intention, our reputation of the Word of God.
The true understanding of reciting
is reciting understanding and practice.
It is not just merely the altering of the Arabic sounds.
This is why I would advise
brothers who don't know that they should strive to learn to be able to understand not just to the point where they can read the blind and then they stopped because this is what has happened. This is a system which has been perpetuated in the non Western world, that people are taught Arabic enough to the parent, the message minister, Finnish is learning. This is wrong, this is a mistake. And the owner of this this region are across also because they are allowed to go on they don't speak against, you know, and in fact, you know, in a sense, in the vested future of
some of these regions, because when people are dependent on them to understand what it is in the season, everybody has to come to them. And this becomes a means of livelihood for them. But more people are able to go out and find out for themselves and they don't have to come then it means that they live with disability. So these people tend to encourage people to just read and not understand, you know, leave it to us to understand we will tell you
so they carry
But there should be an effort. You know, for those who are aware, it should be an effort
to strive to learn, to understand, not just to try to understand the Arabic so you can read a lot of words and understand them as they were revealed. But until you reach that stage, I would say it is obvious
To read the Quran also in translation,
you continue to read the Arabic to develop the skill, the knowledge of Arabic, but you need the translation to understand.
Because this is the purpose of reading, ultimately, to understand a live thing, so that we can act on it.
Now, we have to go to look to see what is
the fundamental ideas about a law and man's relationship to a law are incorrect, then we have to
leave them and put them aside
is the fundamental ideas are okay? They're correct, then we look to see the practice. If the practice involves things, which are not according to the teachings of the fella, then again, we have to put them aside because
we should already be involved in movements, or groups, or, you know, any kind of communal activity, if it is according to the correct teachings of Islam from the island from the center. And I think,
in general, in the Muslim world, as they are practiced today, you know, they come under various names like Naqshbandi, and you know, chisti, and Shalini, and all different things. When you go and look at what they're teaching the people, you will find, fundamentally this idea, this mystic idea of union with the law, this idea of the human soul being divine, and that man strives to liquor and you know, other means of
remembrance and degradation of the physical body to try to liberate the spirit. So the spirit unites with
the Divine Spirit, which they call
this is a common principle throughout these.
I'm not saying it is in every single one, but the majority of them
and anyone who has this belief is deviant. You have to leave them aside. Now the
general share different methods of what they call
example in in Turkey, you have the Whirling Dervishes, you know, who they are performing in New York in the, in what they call a place Madison Square Garden. They get up on stage and they stand up, they wear these big long caps they called turboshaft long ones, and they have a kind of a script like, and then they spin in circles and they put one hand up on one hand down like this, and then a spec comes up like the way a ballerinas spirit comes up, and they sit around circles and there's one playing some music and
and they say this is what
This is just one extreme. And I'm sure when you go to Sudan, if you go from the producer to this area, you will find that they are telling you you know that you either you swim in your head like this, so you jumping up and down or
dancing the music
is essential for a person to go back any practice you find.
You don't have evidence for it.
And oftentimes, they will tell you is you know, the share, practice in a dream You know, when they can't find a hobby to support this practice and
they'll tell you what, to share. He had a dream
and he was talking
because I religion is not based on the dreams of God.
It is based on revelation which came in the into the space
anything outside of that
day in general
would be safer if he avoided the so called study in general
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we all have this responsibility to elevate to have any knowledge because
it is not even you know what people traditionally call the ultimate control for me
But if you had some knowledge, it is his duty to pass that knowledge on to others. But to me,
there is something lacking
in terms of the practice of even what we know,
I agree with you, we need that knowledge to increase our consciousness, our understanding, etc. but also the will to practice what we know,
Because we don't need an alum to tell us that we shouldn't be here in the masjid.
This is between us and allow
each and every one of our personal responsibility.
we're not here.
So, what we need
fundamental, besides, the knowledge has to be there, what we need is for those people who come to try to encourage others to come
eventually, with the filming of the masjid, this will put pressure on the, the Imam of the masjid to to do something, you know, have a Masjid full of people
out there waiting for something.
Because, in a sense, the outcomes are the scholars are acting as the people make them
believe that they are responsible and they will be held before a law for not doing their duty.
the leaders, the people have not
to be as active as the people naked, people coming to them, pulling on them. This motivates them to action. But if nobody comes, you know, this is human nature.
It's unfortunate. And as I said, Of course, he carries a greater responsibility than the average person. But I would put that recommendation to the masses to that they need to grab ahold of the people of knowledge and to make them fulfill their responsibilities on a personal level in terms of educating the people as well as standing up within the societies to meet the change.
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