Channel: Bilal Philips
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hamdulillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah, Karim,
Allah, Allah He was the he man is standing at Ryoma de
all praises you to a law and the law of Peace and blessings, he and his last prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and the law those who follow the path of righteousness until the last day
I was introduced to you The topic is that the worshiping a law is oneness.
And this, of course, is a translation of the Arabic phrase coheed and Eva,
which can also be expressed as maintaining the unity of the law, in worship,
to understand this topic,
and what it is trying to get across to you,
if necessary, first to understand what is meant by 1000s.
Of course, that would be a lecture in itself. And I'm not going to try to cover every aspect of se but I'll only try to get across to something of the essence.
The essence being
the uniqueness of a law. Though it is commonly translated as the oneness of Allah. I prefer in English to use the uniqueness of Allah. Because when we use the term uniqueness in English, we're talking about a oneness but it's special oneness. Whereas when we talk about nearly oneness, for example, there's one red house on my street, this is one but there could be other red houses or other streets,
a oneness here, but it's not talking about uniqueness. Whereas when we speak of the oneness of Allah, what we really mean, is a oneness in the pure sense, in the sense of being unique. the oneness of Allah is different from the oneness of anything else, anything in creation.
So what we're talking about, is that the divine attributes,
how we understand a law in such a way that he does not share His attributes with his creation. Nor does the creation share
any of his attributes needed as a law have human characteristics are characteristic of his creation, nor does the creation have characteristics of Allah.
This is what we're really talking about, when we speak of power here. And this is
clearly illustrated in the verse in Surah, surah
verse 11, where Allah says, Mesa chemistry, he she was funny.
And we also noticed in the class when the miracle no one had, that there is nothing like a law.
And it is on the basis of that,
that Islam stands alone.
Amongst all of the religions around the world,
when people start to search to find out
what is the correct religion? Because every religion says they are the correct religion. And Islam is no different. Islam says we are the correct religion, our way is the only way. And everyone says the same thing. How does this person distinguish How does he know the person who may be born in a Muslim family, but
his Islam or the Islam of his family, his cultural Islam?
You know, they gather for the cultural gatherings, they have Islamic names on it, but he doesn't know anything about Islam really. Or the person may be a Christian or Buddhist or whatever. How does he know that Islam is the right way? It's from this point. This is the starting point,
which clearly illustrates that Islam is the true religion of God. Because it is only in Islam, that a law is given is correct status.
It is only in Islam, that all of the attributes of the law are given to Allah without any compromise.
All of the other systems, all of the other religions, all of them, share some of the attributes with the creation or they give a law, the attributes of the creation. It's either one or the other. If they deny a law, then they take the attributes of a law and they give it to the
atheists who hold that matter, for example, always existed, his eternal master is eternally so there's no God, the first Master Master was always there, and they have to add matter in motion. Because otherwise, then they want it to the problem of how did things start to change in what they say matter in motion. And as it is, in motion accidentally hitting each other, they start to form molecules and etc, etc, mastering motion is eternal. So what have they done, they have taken the eternal attribute of Allah, Allah is the only eternal, and they have given it to
master. So they don't have to deal with responsibility. They have deified matter, they have made matters.
Because everything, according to them is a product of natural emotion, their lives, everything about them.
What controls your life, they are made up of everything. So master becomes their God.
Of course, Christians we know, you know, who say that God became a man in the form of Jesus,
because mankind had committed sin, from the time of Adam and his sin was inherited generation after generation.
And it reached a stage where the only sacrifice that could be made to atone for that sin was a divine sacrifice. So God has to become a man, kill himself to please himself. You know, this is Christian theology.
So much of the world follows it.
So when you look at it, what is this thing? It's actually
nonsensical. Because what it has done is,
it has played with people's minds,
it has taken away reason from people because to accept this premise or this statements, one has to turn off one's mind
to accept that the everliving God died, this is not
to accept that the creator became his creation, his monster.
Well, the Christian will, in a minute, grab you and say, well kept alive, do anything.
You know, and of course, we have in the law condition,
Able to do all things for you have to say yes. Okay, why, why couldn't me become a man? Why couldn't you have a son.
But the point is,
when we say a law,
can do anything, we're talking about anything, which is consistent with him being a law, not anything which will make him less than a law.
We don't include those in the realm of possibilities. So it becomes a nonsensical question to ask, can the ever living die? Once you said ever living it means cannot die? Never Dies? So to ask, can the ever living die is a nonsensical question. Similarly, can the creator become his creation is nonsensical, because of the creative became the creation that he is in need of a creator is no longer creator. So it's nonsensical.
But for Christians, this idea of God being able to do anything, what it led them to is this concept of God becoming men, God taking on the attributes of men.
And whether you go to Buddhism or you go to Hinduism, all the other isms, this is what we find in there. You have either people who are half God, half men, are God men, they call them avatars, you know, amongst the Hindus,
you know, you have gods that have relations with
men and have children, you know, half gods, Half Men like the Greeks and the Romans.
in all of these cases, what we find here is a confusion in the minds of people as to who God is.
It is only in Islam, that the knowledge of who God is clear, is reasonable. It makes sense.
It's not something which requires, you know, mental gymnastics, you know, like when the Christian says, No, God is one, but he's three, you know, one plus one plus one equals one, you know, this is mental gymnastics. In Islam, we don't have anything like that.
And it is from this point, the starting point of
uniqueness, the oneness of Allah. And what this does for us also, is for those of us that are involved in any way
In the sciences, or any of the philosophies, especially that are out there, as we study in universities, etc, we have to always keep this concept of uniqueness of Allah in mind, because so much of philosophy and science today seeks to give the attributes of a law to his creation, much of it seeks to do so. So it's very important for those of us that are involved in the educational system here that we are wary, we are looking out for the various points at which a lot of attributes are being given to the creation, the classical example is that of Einstein's theory of relativity. This is something anybody who you know does is all levels he has to go through this you have to
learn, you know, in physics,
he has to learn equals mc squared, no energy equals mass, times the square of the speed of light, which translates into English as
energy, or matter can neither be created nor destroyed. That's how it's written out. energy can neither be created nor destroyed, energy evolves into massive matter and matter, changes back into energy, a continuum.
They split the atom was the same theory,
atomic bomb, hydrogen bomb, you know, atomic energy is all based on this theory of Einstein's. However, as the as the theory stands,
it is for us a statement of
statements of disbelief, a statement in which one gives the attributes of a law for his creation. Because when you say that energy can neither be created nor destroyed, you think energy is uncreated.
It does not have a beginning.
That is the law. Allah is uncreated, he alone has no beginning.
When you say it can neither be created nor destroyed, it has no ends. Allah is the one who has no end.
All else destroyed by Allah, created by him, destroyed by.
So for a Muslim who is studying in such systems,
though he is required to produce this on his examination, because if he says no statement of cookery is going to fail at all levels.
Once you get to do after that, well, you know, he has to put, you know, in brackets, doctors, for example, by man,
that's all right. energy can neither be created nor destroyed by then.
We're safe now. Know.
When we look at worship, because we're talking about
unity, or maintaining the unity of ally in our worship, we also need to understand what is worship in Islam.
The term views is a bar, and a bar that comes from the Arabic word I'm sure most of you heard this before,
as meaning a servant or slave, one who has submitted his will, to his master.
So what we're talking about sharing a bada is the submission of the human will, to the Divine Will.
And when we speak of the Divine Will to the will of God, we're talking about the legal will,
legal will in Arabic, they call it an era, the
Sharia, you know, as opposed to the creation of wills, and Radha Antonia, or mushy al konia. No, this is a distinction made, because there are some things in this life, which we have no control over.
It's the will of Allah, and man's will cannot interfere.
It is the will of Allah that when you jump up, you fall down, no matter how hard you work, and you say, you cannot jump and keep going up. This is already set. This is we call it the law of nature, you know, people again, giving the laws have a lot to, you know, some because nature used to be one of the gods of Rome and Greece, you know, so it becomes the nature of God, you know, but the point is that this is the law of the law in nature. There's nothing we cannot change, we cannot,
I will cannot affect this. But I will come into play in the choice.
The choice of whether we obey God or we don't obey God.
Allah wills the wishes for us, that we obey him. But he has given us a choice as to whether we will or we won't.
Worship in Islam is making that choice.
To obey the will of Allah.
Another way of expressing it is
whatever is pleasing to Allah
So we perform worship by doing whatever is pleasing to Allah and avoiding whatever is displeasing to Allah.
Now, how do we know what is pleasing to Allah and what is not?
Of course, this is not a matter of guesswork.
You know, we don't, before doing things, things, think to ourselves, well, is this physical? I think it should be pleasing to them. So I'll go ahead and do it. No, it's not a matter of guesswork. It's not up to you and I, individually to to determine what is pleasing to Allah and what is not pleasing to Allah. It is the Sharia,
the city as
the divine law it has defined for us, what is pleasing to Allah, and what is displeasing to Allah.
So, we perform a Bader, we worship Allah, by submitting to the Sharia.
And of course, the city is very clear what his sources are, etc.
what you can understand also, from this principle of worship,
is that it represents the essence
of the message of the Prophet.
It's the essence of Islam. And this is the essence of the message of the Prophet.
Allah says in the Quran, Wanaka Basner equally material Rasul Allah, and the law was steady with.
Verily, We are sent to every nation,
a messenger, commanding them to worship Allah, and to avoid false thoughts.
That's the essence of the message that was was carried by all of the messengers of Allah.
VO today we have the issue of belief in God. Because there are people who are denying God's belief.
The Quran when you go through it, what you find is most of the time 99% of the Quran is rarely confirming the worship that worship should be directed to Allah not trying to convince men that are like this. There are a few verses
um, hola como innovation, a woman Hala co with a created from nothing or they create themselves? This is a question for a person who thinks that they know there is no creator, you can ask yourself that.
However, the vast majority of the Quran speaks to the issue of worshipping Allah law alone.
And the homicide fandom
has clarified for us
in a number of his different statements,
different aspects of worship, which we need to be very clear on.
So that we don't consider some things not to be worshipped, when in fact they are worship and other things to be worshipped, when in fact they are not worship. He has made certain statements to clarify for that for us that, for example, you said a drug called a vida
calling when you call him someone, this is
this is worship.
So if you call on anyone besides a law, you in fact involved in worshiping other than Allah,
very important, because all of those people who have been caught up in the practice of praying to intermediaries
calling on others besides the law, in order that their worship or their needs may be fulfilled by a law. All of this involves worshiping other than a law.
This is a big fitna right now in the oma
and the Muslim ummah. You have a large body of people
who daily call on others besides Allah.
Whether in graves, they go to graveyard,
you find certain parts of the Muslim world. My kids wear their graves in the masjid
you know, or the person may not be in
There may not be any grave there, but the person has been identified as one on whom you call for people calling them.
This is something which is a trial to the Muslim world today,
people calling on other than a law
and the tragedies that Muslims now are experiencing
our direct direct result of this.
Because if you are calling on other than a law, how can you expect your prayers to be answered?
When a law describes this as being the only unforgivable sin,
because some people have made distinctions in the minds of the people that when you call him a saint, no righteous man or whatever, this is not worshiping him? You know, they've got some kind of logic to people, you know, they tell them Well, listen, you know, if you want to go and see the Prime Minister,
what's his name major,
you want to go and see, you know, Mr. Major,
you cannot go down to Downing Street is every state, you cannot just go down there and knock on the door and come in and finish, you know, maybe I'd like to sit down, have a talk with you. It says work like that, you know, you have to see your local representatives, you know, who will talk to the person in the party will talk to the people in the parliament or whatever, you know, things have to take a route, you know, what, after your idea has taken the proper routes, you know, the channel of the what they call the,
steps or procedures, then it reaches, you know, the Prime Minister, and he makes a ruling on it, then you can be benefited. So they say, Well, you know, it's like this with us also, you know, when you want to pray to God, you know, you were so dirty with all your sins, you're covered with all these dirty sins, somebody sends you a commission every day, can you stand up before God and expect interfere your prayers. So there's no rush to pray call on somebody who is pure, you know, my Prophet Muhammad SAW someone, or, you know, one of the one of the saints, you know, was close to a law, you call on them, and he will carry your, your your prayer to a law, and then it will be
answered. Of course, you know, the common person when he has to make sense Sure, you can't go to the Prime Minister.
Because they have not understood the essence of tawheed, that we talked about the uniqueness of Allah, that though this is how it things work in this life in the dunya. Here, that's how things effectively function. This is not the case with a law. And if you make a law of function in the same way that the dunya does, when you're making a law, like his creation, he's no longer unique is like the Prime Minister. But no allies made it clear in the Quran, or the only
call on me and I want to call on my friends, and I will answer you No, no, he said, we're the only colony. So did he is that the case with a lot of different unique, he answers directly, we don't need any intermediaries.
So this is a major fit. And as I said, the oma is very important for us to try to carry this message, not only to understand it ourselves, but to carry it to others,
to let them understand what he actually means. So that they can free themselves from this delusion, from this shift, actually, what it is, in essence,
which is destroying the quality of their worship, and instead of bringing the blessings of Allah is bringing a lot of curse on themselves.
We also have a lot of thing in the Quran As for the emphasis unlimited versus either side, like a baggie and for in the Caribbean, with the Buddha with a guy that died. You know, if this is, this is a lot, you think about himself, and I'm saying to him, if my worshipers asked about me telling them that I am close,
I hear the call of the one who calls on
here and I answered.
These are the type of verses we need to take to those people who are caught up in this kind of faith worship, and which has led them
to have deviated really, from what is tawheed in Islam, and what is a Bible what is worship in Islam.
When we go back, again to look at Ava
and the city,
we find many many different things that we have been commanded to do.
And what we have to understand is that
The essence of that worship which is most pleasing to Allah, are the things which are law made compulsory for us. Because you have many different acts of worship for example liquido law is another area of fitna for people. Nicola, people talk about the remembrance of Allah. Well as a crow law, he Akbar,
Allah says, the greatest remembrance of Allah, how famous philologically established the PErforM, I remember
so much in the Quran, speaking about the remembrance of Allah. It is a key principle in Islam. But some people have taken this and interpreted to mean that we will sit in the morning after fudger
and repeat 1000s of times, a lot of Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah,
and people have worked out formulas, you know, that things that will come to you, if you do these things, there's a book I remember saying called the 100 steps
by Hans Freelander.
Anybody remember what the name of that book is called? 100 steps, I think, yeah, 100 steps. But what it is, is talking about the 99 Names of Allah. Yeah, these pages got one of the last names, but it tells you if you say this game,
you know, 50 times in the morning, and you blow it over water, and you drink it, and you say, 50 times after mockery, but you float over water and you drink it. You know, if you if your wife couldn't have a baby, she'll have a baby.
Really, really crazy stuff, you know.
But this is what the book is full of. And this book, although assess it into English, it exists in order to do an n number of other languages, you know, it is quite common amongst the common masses.
So this is what the remembrance of Allah has become.
And what you'll find is that people are common people, they will know all these things. They will go and research all of these things, but they're not making five times daily prayer. They don't get up for budget. But if you ask them about these, because they can tell you what each each speaker is going to do.
So what has happened here is that they have misunderstood, what in fact, is the most pleasing to Allah,
what will bring them to Allah
Most directly, and there's a very famous Hadith, which actually,
it was somewhat distorted its meaning, but the essence of the Hadees speaks to this very point.
The problems are seldom quotes from Allah. So it's what we call a heavy foot
mokara by Elijah Abdi de se in a hub De La Jolla, named after
my servant or slave worshipper
does not come closer to me
except by the things that are made compulsory for him.
we want to get close to a lot.
We have to start with the things which are compulsory, which he has defined as compulsory, what they call the
for the watch the compulsory thing, this is how we get closer to Allah.
When we start with this, and we build on that we get closer and closer to Allah because the problems are seldom continue to cause a lot of things. Well, my exam Dr. de
la awasum has
failed to come to some ahoo lebbeus Maui
that this at seven slave
if he continues to come closer to me
with the voluntary act
that is every compulsory act that has been prescribed for us in Islam has along with it, a voluntary version. We have had to have O'Meara we have forest salon we have
we have Veta we have further
you know we have fasting in Ramadan, we have fasting three days a month, Mondays and Thursdays etc, etc. all of the various compulsory deeds that are required of us have along with them, some voluntary version
A voluntary set of visas may be done also.
And after a person has established the compulsory he continues to build on that with the voluntary continues to come closer and closer to a law until a law says, I love him
until I love him. So if we seek the love of Allah, this is the methodology, step by step. We don't jump to the voluntary and we've left out the compulsory, we start with the compulsory after we have established that, then we build on that with the volunteers. And when we do that,
a law will not us.
This is Alaska.
What do you love, he says
he will become
the IRS by which we hear. Of course, I said, you have a deviant group that says interpret this to mean that the person becomes a law.
This is nonsense. We already pointed out in summary, that there's no man becoming a law. Right? No matter what you do in this life, you know, not like the Hindus have this idea of Nirvana, you know, you, you die and you come back and die and you come back, you keep going up and up and up until eventually you reach the stage where you become one with a law. Right? This idea is foreign to Islam, man is not a law is a law, man never becomes a law. A law never becomes
a law says that when he loves his servants, who has established the compulsory and followed it by the voluntary, then he becomes the ears by which he hears and the eyes by which he sees
this is in reference to the fact that this one was come close to a lot by doing what was prescribed for him and recommended to him. So he will only listen to the things which are pleasing to Allah.
This is what he only listens to good things. If somebody is talking nonsense, he says okay, masala, you know, I'll go my way, you know, don't don't waste time, no sense getting that nonsense in his head. He only listens to the things which are pleasing to Allah.
He only looks to the things which are pleasing to Allah.
And this is the highest level that we can take.
Where in every action that we do, we seek the pleasure of Allah,
the essence of righteousness, we are conscious of the law. And whatever we do, we do so remembering that this is what Allah wishes for us, and avoiding those things, which he has prohibited us.
of Allah also includes
the human emotion, love
becomes an act of worship,
when it is in accordance with the will of Allah, that we should love Allah
and His Messenger, more than all.
This is a requirement. This is a requirement of faith. For the believer, he must love Allah and His Messenger, more than all of the creation is father, his son, family,
they are secondary in love to Allah and His messenger.
If a person loves
his wife, or his child more than he loves a lot, then he is committed.
This is a big mistake. And this is why you find the verses in the Quran. were lost about
your wealth, and your wife and your children are enemies to you. So be aware of them. I mean, sometimes you read that verse, you're not really aware of the context. It sounds very strange. You know, Islam encourages you to get married and have children. And then that lifestyle you require that your wives and your children are enemies to you. Beware of them, enemies to you if you allow your love of them to be greater than your love of Allah. How
if your wife wants to do something which you know is displeasing to Allah,
but you will love her so much. You allow her to do it.
pleasing her becomes more important
tend to you then pleasing Allah
and see this statement, you know, that you commonly hear in the western concept of love, you know, you know, I love you more than anything else,
I would do anything for you. No, no, no, no, we can't.
I love Can't we this is only for our love. We only say that to Allah.
Because once our love reaches that level for his creation, then we have deviated.
We have deviated. And this is why, you know, Allah speaks in the Quran also, of those who love we're taking others besides the law, and they love them the way that they love Allah.
But Allah describes the believers as being a shed too frequently law, but the believers, their love is always greater for Allah.
Of course, for many of us, this may be a little difficult to grasp in the sense that, you know, your love for your parents is something very tangible, very real. You know, how you can develop a higher level of that love for a lot, you know, who is intangible in the sense that you can't see him touch him, you know, this type of thing? You know, how does one develop? Well, the thing is that Islam is asking for that love,
that love which is a natural process, or natural product of relationships,
wherein your mother delivered you, she raised you circled you, protected you. So you have developed an attachment to her, which you refer to as love. That is not expected for you to hold that to a law, don't have that relationship and to have to try to have that same kind of love for Allah, then you're making a lot like his creation. That is not the love that you are asked for.
The love that is required of you is one of obedience.
This is the love.
This is why a law says in the Quran in quinto to have been a law factor only you become a law.
If it is that you love the law, you think you love the law.
Then follow the Prophet of Allah, and the law will love you.
So it is that following that obedience, my youth, my youth,
soccer upon Allah. whoever obeys the messenger has obeyed the law.
Our worship of Allah is through obedience to the messenger submitting to his commands.
accepting what he has given us, my Atacama superhero.
Whatever Ally's sent to His Messenger, we accept it, we take it, all of it.
We don't start to make distinctions between whether it came I had you know this, or it is not the water, you know, this is our aqeedah and this is our Mal, you know, we make a distinction, no,
it is all one.
Whatever comes to us from the messenger through
an authentic chain of narration, then we must accept it.
This is amongst the qualities of the believers.
That one Allah and His Prophet have decided something that they don't have any choice in the matter. They accepted. You heard these verses quoted before.
I'll be obedience is critical for the establishment of worship.
Also we have an aspect of worship in fear.
Fear which belongs to Allah, in its fullness.
We should not fear any of Allah's creation more than we fear a lot
of you will find people
not wanting to do certain things. For example, a person will be presented something of Islam.
Here's an authentic statement of Mohammed Salah. It says that we are supposed to do
This person says, Well, no, we don't do that in my family.
In my country or in my town, we don't they don't do this. If I were to do that, I would be thrown out of my home and you know, the people in my family, my stone me, they will call me a Wahhabi, or you know, whatever, some heretical
for the person will not do that act for fear of what is going to happen in his family and possible when we make that choice.
Actually, we are diverting something of our worship away from a law
because we don't know the future.
And Allah is the Protector, and what he is destined to come to us will come, no matter what we do, we cannot escape his destiny.
So, we should not fear what people are going to say or what they are going to do. If we do what Allah says to do.
We should always strive to please a law, if it means pleasing displeasing the world.
And avoiding displeasing Allah. Also, if it means displeasing the world.
So what is the saying is that the emotions which Allah has given us, and there are others, I only mentioned a couple of minutes because our talk is it restock? And to allow a chance for some discussion? You know, I'm only touching on certain aspects of a bad worship, and the unity in that worship, which I think are, you know, the most relevant.
What we're saying here with regards to the emotions is that if we do not
control those emotions,
and directed them to Allah alone, in their fullness, then our very emotions can become our Lord.
We become a slave to our desires, as Allah says, In the Quran, our item and it's Taka Illa hoo, ha.
Have you seen the one?
For God for 43? Have you seen the one who has made or taken as his Lord is desired.
Whatever his desires, tells him, he does
and becomes a god for him.
And whatever becomes the most important in our lives, the most important factor is it is, you know, buying a Jaguar, you know, this is what all our efforts that our time and everything is to get that Jaguar, we want to get a Jaguar, you know,
I want to get, you know, one of these
tassels that some people live in here, you know, we want to get one of these type of homes. This is all of our time and our episodes towards that this becomes a guide for us. If we wipe off homes or sell them, it also said, The worshipper of the Durham will always be miserable. This is in fact, a Buhari, the worshipper of the dyrham you know, it's like the pound, you know, equivalent, the one who worships the pound, he will always be miserable worshipper of the pound, meaning that his all of his time his efforts and foster are concentrated in how I can make another pound. You know, I want to increase my phones, I need more pounds more pounds, like advisors I can buy that is whole, you
know, when you talk to such a person, that is the essence of this conversation, this business, do that business do how much I can get you there, you know, he judges people according to how much they can benefit them. This is the whole thrust of his thoughts, his emotions, everything for him is the pound. So it becomes a god for him.
And the problems are settled and misstated that he will always be miserable. When he gathers a lot, he's always wanting to gather as much you know a certain amount or a certain quantity, when he reaches that quantity, he starts to fear losing people who are his friends, he starts to look at them suspiciously. You know anybody who smiles at any fields wants to get something from him, but you know, he life is always in a state of constant misery and depression and worry and the state is miserable.
so he did a bad job
or maintaining the unity of worship of Allah
may be destroyed
by worshiping other than Allah, the obvious that which he spoke about, in the case of praying to saints,
or praying to others, along with the law of besides the law,
these are most obvious to us. But at the same time, there is another aspect, which is called minor ship which is
That's obvious. And my shirt is what the problem was, I tell them, I said, was most feared for his oma. The thing which he feared the most for them, which would cause them to deviate was this minor shift.
And he referred to it as Ria.
the one of his competitors in the bath, describes it as being like a black end,
crawling on a black stone, in the middle of a moonless night.
It sneaks up on you like that, without you knowing.
Because all it involves is just a change of intensity.
When he was
asked about it, he explained that it is when a worshiper stands up to pray,
and people around him, and he starts to pray longer or whatever, to impress people. Will you do acts of worship to impress other people,
you destroy the value of that worship.
You are in fact entering into a state of disbelief.
Sooner or later my own a lot begins by saying how vitality you can go a bit deep. Have you seen the one who denies the judgment, the day of judgment. And amongst those who are included in that category? is the one who prays he says,
What is it? Allah Vina whom you wrote,
those who pray to be seen?
These are amongst those who deny the Day of Judgment.
They're praying for that others will be impressed by them will say, Oh, what a pious person. This is something which can sneak up on any of us. Right when prayer, and we sense that somebody who respects comes into the room, in a normally would finish the prayer in a minute, here, we are not taking five minutes, you know, 10 minutes.
So we have to be very careful that
the intent does not change in the course of our practice, which would lead to the destruction of ideas. So we're saying basically, that
the conditions for the acceptance of worshipping Islam, for it to be considered truly.
So, heed an expression of towhees is that one, it must be in accordance with the sooner it must be following the way of the Prophet Mohammed Salah. It is not something which we have speculated on we have designed ourselves or whatever it is, something which has been conveyed to us directly by the prophet Muhammad Rasul Allah. The second condition is that there must be a clock, there must be sincerity of intent, that we are doing that act of worship, purely for the pleasure of Allah.
With those two conditions, then whatever act of worship we do, it becomes an an expression of our heat, which is acceptable to Allah, and for which we will be
In closing, I'd like to also point out that the maintenance of the worship, or the unity of Allah in our worship,
is the first pillar of our faith. We talk about the six pillars of EMA. And the first one is, belief in Allah
knows that his belief in Allah refers to worshiping Allah.
It is the essence of the Shahada, that there's nothing here there is no god worthy of worship, but Allah.
It is the essence of the good Muslim character of righteousness, all of that is embodied in
how we treat people you see so much. Well, the problem is our solemn has thought of those as not truly believing in a law not surely worshipping Allah, if they treat their neighbors badly, if they harm the Muslim
even, for example, an issue like racism, you know, where rebels are, some brothers may feel that other brothers are inferior to them because of their racial background. And this is something which we should not be afraid to confront.
Because we are
developing, growing up, evolving out of a society, which was built on racism, which promotes racism,
nationalism, so these things might be inside of ourselves without even realizing it.
But they in fact, are called
Sorry to call him a bother.
Because Allah has already defined for us who are superior.
Those who fear Allah, the Most in that chromosome in the line at the top.
So once we deviate from that principle, then we are displeasing a law. When we start to judge people because of their cultural background or their racial background, then we are displeasing a law, we're doing acts, which are not acts of worship. They're anti worship, that is pleasing to Allah. And we become through worship principles of Allah when we treat people, as they should be treated, as creations of Allah, believers, our brothers, our sisters,
first before all else.
So the hidden a bother was the essence of the message of the Prophet, and it is comprehensive, it touches all aspects of our lives. So we should not look at it as a concept, theoretical concepts that we understand that we grasp, but we have to translate it into action in our lives. Because there are many forms of shifts that can appear in our action. When we displease a law. And what we do. When we please the law. We are worshipping him when we displease him.
We have ended up worshipping Satan, because it's either worshipping Allah or worshipping Satan. And as a closing statement of the problems of Salaam, I'd like to just remind you all
that the problems are Solomon said oma, or and to move into loving each other. Why Allah
and the law Elias did you do I am in funding Vaseline law, that you should call on the law. in worship, we should call on the law, being certain that he will answer our prayers. It is the promise of a law that he will answer the prayers of the beavers. So we should call on Him with that certainty.
But we should know at the same time, that he will not answer the prayers of the heart which is neglectful, that is involved in Pali that is not just the action of calling, but it is the sincerity in the column, which will guarantee for us an answer.
So, if we maintain our
in our ship, then we also guarantee for ourselves, that Allah will answer all of our prayers
and reward us with the ultimate reward of Paradise in the next life.
And with that, shall I will
close, giving you a chance now to enter into the question as the session and I think food is also around the corner. So please, let us make the questions, questions which are relevant to the topic first and foremost, short and brief. So that everybody will get a chance and that we can finish in time to catch our dinner.
Maybe one from the floor people think of
one from the floor one.
undefined going to
get one from the
question down in Sharla.
can question down, we can start the questions and answer session for the next 1015 minutes. Before that announcements there is a mother waiting outside who has not seen her son for half a day. His name is Muslim Hussain, 14 years old from Middlesbrough wasn't Hussein, four years old from Middlesbrough. She's waiting by the bouncing castle.
At the end at the end please remember this carefully because when the meeting is on this session and everybody would like to rush out at the end sisters should wait for 10 minutes. Sisters should wait for 10 minutes and brothers should move swiftly and quickly into the dining hall immediately and physically proceed 10 minutes later.
This measure is due to too many mixing many people are concerned this is just to avoid mixing the brothers and move out fast and quick your dining hall and the citizen is 10 minutes later start moving to the dining hall inshallah. Okay, the first question was on the right hand side that brother over there
if you wish you can come to
The front as big of a microphone or speak very loudly from the up to you
where I'm trying to
integrate, whether we are at or whether we are devoured by animals
time find the right method, you want to destroy the body of the body you cannot destroy.
And now the western scientists are going back to what
into the body of
the fire the chief of the fire
we have to limit your questions, this part is very short
knowledge is abroad
or what can be done is this sets the precedent can be repeated if the questions can be just kept, you know, quite brief, and it can be repeated because maybe people from different points might be quite difficult to get to the mics, you know, those that are closed fine. So, you know, the points are but there was
really commenting not really questioning, but, you know, commenting that certain aspects of Einstein's theory were was wrong, but certain aspect is right, right in the sense that
some aspects of allows creation, you know, it's not destroyed, specifically in reference to men, that when he dies and his body, you know, dissipates, etc, that there does remain a portion, you know, which departments are spoken about, which is not destroyed, and which will be brought back as the basis from which his creation will be renewed. However, really, what I was speaking of, was the general attributes which I spend is given to matter or energy and these attributes in their absolute sense, which is what appears in the statement that I have made these statements are these descriptions belong only to Allah, not to miss any aspect or any parts of his creation belongs only
to Allah. He is the first of the line. He is the one without beginning and without end, these are his attributes and to give these attributes to creation is wrong.
Okay, we'll have a question from the sisters side now.
If the sister could ask the question, though, perhaps at any one of them.
My question is regarding president said Russia has said about the
husband's wife and children being a fitna for him, would it work the other way as well when the
Of course, when Allah speaks you know of the, the the wives and the children becoming a fitna. It goes without saying that the converse is also true that the husband can also become a stickler for the wife. You know, the parents could become a fitna for the child, you know, or the child become a fitna for the husband or the wife. I mean, what it's saying that all of those things that we love dearly can become a fitna to us they become our enemies when they become that fitna, when our love for them becomes so graded goes beyond the limits to a set by a law, then those that we love become our enemies, meaning that they are taking us to hell. And that is the worst. And
you must remember to keep the question short, yes.
Okay, thank you very much. But actually, in spite of my notes, I got the section, you know, when I got the, the signal that I only have five minutes left, I had to cut down. But truly it was in my notes here, and it is mentioned in my book control heat. This is a very important aspect of our heat, demonstrated from the hadith of ID that will happen in which
the problem was a fella misquoted, that, you know, the Jews and Christians take their Lord, their rabbis and
monks and rabbis as, as lawyers besides the law, and as he tried to correct the process of them, saying that no, no, we don't worship them. But then ask him, you know, don't they make things halaal and you accepted as being halau? And he said, Yes, so the next thing
he said, was your worship of them. So this shows us that if any system, whether it be religious system, or it'd be a governmental system, which nets out to, to set for the Muslims, what is halal and haram, which is not in accordance with the divine Sharia, then this becomes a worship of that system, those rulers become our gods, when we submit to the laws, if they bring laws other than the laws of Allah, then we are taking them as God beside a law. And so it is the duty of Muslims, wherever they may be, wherever they are, in the majority, it is their duty for them to, to ensure and insist on the Sharia as being the law of the land, and any struggle, which which is, which is
for that which stays within the bounds that have been set by Islam, then this is a righteous struggle, this is jihad, which we all should support it with our wealth, our bodies, our time, however, you know, it is our duty, and we should recognize those righteous struggles which are going on around the world. And we should speak about them. You know, I'm sorry, if I you know, have you lifted this up, because I said, my time was decided here is destroyed. And I did have it down to speak on that it is a very, very important point because this is another major fitna which is facing the oma today, and especially because of the fact that the actions of some groups, like for example,
the PLO, which is not an Islamic group, in its essence at all though there are Muslims and some people we cannot say are not Muslims amongst them. But this is a very compromised movement, which involves communists and the Christians and everybody. And this movement has some of its branches committed acts of terrorism, in the name of fighting for Islam, Muslims, etc. You know, for liberating
Palestine, we have committed some very atrocious acts acts which are not acceptable by Islam in any way, shape or form. And what this is done is is is created in the minds of many Muslims, you know, the idea that, that any kind of a struggle where lives may be taken or whatever becomes not good islamically we should avoid any kind of violence, you know, Islamic movement is non violence, of course, not Islamic movement, when the time it reaches a point where violence is necessary, then Muslims should never hesitate to take that step. But it must be in accordance to the ways that have been clearly defined in this video, we are not those who will stick a bomb in an airport, and just
take out innocent people that always stick a bomb in an airplane, in a bus, whatever, this is not the way of the Muslim, we have people who are fighting against the army, the police force or whatever that is, it has committed itself to trying to destroy Islam to stop Islam from establishing itself for us to take up arms against them is a part of jihad is something that none of us can deny in Islam. But of course, we have to do it with knowledge correctly. And we have to be very careful that people don't just run off, you know, without, you know, half because we say, you know, their knowledge is limited, and they're running more on emotion, and then they end up committing and
justifying acts, which are not permissible in Islam.
But otherwise, it is the duty of each and every Muslim, to work towards the establishment of Islam wherever they are. And when they're in the majority, they have the most likes
to insist that they are rules by the laws of a law.
Question from the sisters in writing? Is there a difference in the punishment
between minor and major shift? Last told us the check is an unforgivable sin. Does this include minor ship,
there is a difference. Major schilke a person who dies in a state of major ship
is destined to help if they have died in that state without repenting before the death
angel comes or they feel, you know, they overcome the death rattle starts in their throat, if they don't seek forgiveness from Allah before that, then they are destined to help a person who is involved in minor Sure. See, this may affect certain of your deeds. You know, you may lose the prayer in which you you when you made it longer, because some people around you lost the value of that prayer but doesn't mean every prayer that you make now is all is invalidated. As long as you collect your intention back again, then you're okay. But if my issue becomes your attributes, your characteristic, then it will take you to hell is the most I tell them I said the first few people
will be sworn in health was one scholar who allow it asked him
what did you do with the knowledge I gave you? And he said, Well, you know, I thought the people for your sake Oh Allah, you know, I the law will say, Well, you didn't you talk to people so that they would say what a great scholar.
You know, what a knowledgeable person and you have received your praise.
Nothing left for you. But the Hellfire will be dragged off on his face and thrown in hell. The other one was a rich person and
they're dimensioned. But the point here, what is the point here? The point is that this was my the shift that he was doing, but because in the case of that scholar became his main program, all that he was doing all of the teaching he was doing was seeking praise from people. Then that minor ship became major for him and took him to hell.
Back to this is a very big topic, your brother in law.
Okay, I would say that the probably the most important point. The question of the brother. It concerns.
The so called Mr. Waters the dean. Mohammed was supposed to be coming
year to do a tour of England, coming here as a leader of Muslims in America and an upholder of the Quran and Sunnah. However,
from the man's statements to date,
he continues to praise his father,
his father, Elijah Muhammad, who claimed that Allah was a man
and that he was the last messenger of Allah.
This son of his
role, he has changed much of the practices that were done in the time of the Father.
He still insists on praising his father, referring to him as the Honorable Elijah Muhammad
is he and the farmers are Solomon said very clearly, men what paratha did attend, for
a multimedia, one who is innovating in the religion over others, such a person has helped to destroy Islam.
This man Elijah Muhammad is the worst of mankind.
He is cursed by Allah.
Allah said so many places upon who is worse than the one who claims to receive revelation is received nothing the worst of mankind.
So to an associate person is a major deviation. So such a belief on his part, and there are many other things from the past in terms of statements that he has made in the past, which has never really, you know, address going for longer says them, he has left them in writing, etc. And they still remain amongst in the minds of his followers, etc. But for me, that this really sums up his attitude towards his father sums up really the level of his Islam.
And that's how we judge people. If you praise
one who is cursed by Allah, then you
are displeasing Allah,
you have deviated part of our faith is to love those who allow love and to hate those will all hate so far I can, for example, another individual who may be a very, you know, effective and eloquent spokesman who excites people, etc. and talks and uses the name of Islam etc. But he is a revival of the teachings of Elijah Muhammad exactly as they were in the time of Elijah Muhammad.
So to even speak of him in an honorable fashion, to honor him, to praise him. This is a major mistake on the part of Muslims. He is an enemy of Islam.
And all who would seek to praise those who are enemies of Allah put themselves in the category of being enemies of Allah
hamdulillah unfortunately, we have to finish that