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Essential Fiqh Class – October 24, 2021
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So it is Sunday, October the 24th 2021.
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So it is October the 24th. Next Sunday is October 31. And some of our youth were asking, are we going to be talking about whether we're allowed to go trick or treating or not in Islam, and according to our dean, and so I said that I would let them know next week on Sunday morning, because we have Sorry, I'm just gonna just this year, we typically have our youth program on Sunday mornings, so we'll clarify that with them. But I gave him two reasons. First of all, no, they shouldn't go trick or treating. Why? Because first of all, as Muslims, we don't need to do that. It's a celebration that we don't celebrate. And secondly,
our youth, our teenagers, right, the teenagers that we teach in our Sunday morning classes. They're teenagers, I told them, they're too old, so they shouldn't be going and some of them are like no, but anyways, we focus on our topic for today in shallow data,
which is first off we're going to be looking at the ruling for consuming alcohol. Okay, the ruling for consuming alcohol. And yes, I know many of the Pakistanis are going wild celebrating as though one of the Arab Imams here in Toronto said he didn't know that Pakistan announced it he did today because he was seeing Pakistani celebrating like crazy.
But yeah, so they won a cricket match against India 100 in law and that's always a reason to celebrate right winning a cricket match.
Alright, so let's get into the ruling for consuming alcohol within Islam. Allah subhana wa Tada says in the Quran in verse number 90 and 91 of sought after rule bIllahi min ash shaytani R rajim Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim Yeah, a Johan leadin.
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as lamb right, the intoxicants and gambling and idols and drawing lots are from the works of shape on and they are added soon mean I'm going to shape on. Right they are.
It is also something that is impure something that is highly disliked dirty.
disgusting not good, right? Mina Emily shape on from the handiwork or the works of shaitan Okay, so we are to stay away from karma. Now. Abu Huraira Radi Allahu Allah and reported that the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said a fornicator while committing
what's the word I could use? I would say illegal sexual intercourse. But when we what we mean by illegal here is against the deen of Allah subhana wa Tada which means a fornicator while committing, you know sexual intercourse outside of marriage is not a true believer.
A drinker, someone who consumes alcohol while drinking alcohol. Hum is not a true believer. What is meant by this we covered this hadith already right? We learnt about how severe of a of a sin it is with Allah subhanho wa taala. One who is committing these acts of indecency, outside of what ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada has made permissible, that person at that moment in that time is not remembering Allah subhanho wa Taala and so therefore, they have forgotten to submit to Allah or they have chosen not to submit to Allah subhana wa Adana. Therefore they are ignorant of the fact that Allah is paying attention to what they are doing and what they're going through at that moment, and they
continue to indulge in what is not permissible from Allah subhanho wa Taala Abdullah Obinna amor Allahu and narrated that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, alcohol and when we say alcohol, we mean Homer, right. an intoxicant. Alcohol is the mother of all evils. If one drinks it, his prayer will not be accepted for 40 days. If he dies with it in his stomach, he will die a death of the days of Jamelia, the days of ignorance. His hadith is graded as Hasson a chef and Bernie or no law recorded by a poverty in a more agenda severe. Okay.
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are narrated that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, alcohol is the mother of all evils. If one drinks it, his prayer will not be accepted for 40 days, if he dies with it in his stomach, he will die a death of the days of ignorance. Now what is meant here, go back and try and understand this hadith, the mother of all evils, as in something that leads to
a greater destruction, something that leads to serious harm. And we see this in our society nowadays, like every single week, I get an update, because I follow our local regional police.
Our local Regional Police Service,
every single week, or every two weeks, we usually get an update, you know, they'll send out a tweet or post about certain things that have taken place. And so we always see theft, which is something that we'll cover as well. Theft is a problem. And they mentioned, you know, we're looking for these people, and they might post a picture from a camera that was taken of the people. And of course, now it's very hard because we're not only wearing hats and hoodies and stuff like that they're also wearing a mask, which is mandatory to wear so you can't even see who the person is, which kind of defeats the purpose. But anyways Shaula quiet man last panel down to make it easy for us to identify
we also get updates or tweets that go out that we see from the police where they mentioned, you know, this week or in the last 10 days, X amount of people, you know, a certain amount of people were charged with driving under the influence right, driving under the influence here in our province, is referring to under the influence of alcohol as in there's a certain amount of alcohol in their, in their blood that exceeds a certain blood alcohol level.
driving under the influence can also mean having consumed some sort of drug that grants that person's a well awkward, right that that makes that person's mind go away as they're not able to comprehend. So they are being influenced by what they consumed. And this is why in Islam, we just consider it completely impermissible, right it is not permissible is haram to consume, you know drugs and alcohol, you know, things that
things that that leads towards a person losing their ability to reason right not having the ability to reason and so how this could also lead to other types of things right, it could it could also
They'll branch off to certain types of medicines. Right?
I know last year when I had really, really bad or severe back pains, right, really severe back pains. For some time the doctor had put me on some medication,
to tighten types of things first of all an anti inflammatory and also a muscle relaxant. So the muscle relaxant in combination with the anti inflammatory, when I would wake up at the time of Salat al Fajr, I would feel my body is extremely, extremely heavy. Right now, heavy NISS in the body is one thing where of course we're not allowed to drive and this is why I wouldn't come for salatu fajr I would not even attempt to get into the car. In fact, we just make my way to the bathroom, you know, make although and perform Fudger and then just go right back to bed because of the you know, the the intense feeling of the anti inflammatory in combination with the muscle relaxant. It was
really, really a strange sensation, sensation that I just did not like where you feel like you're out of control, like you're but you are not in control of your body.
And so, if a person abuses that a person takes a certain amount that they are no longer able to reason they're no longer able to comprehend, even though it's considered medication, then that person is not to perform certain things a person should not perform their prayer, right? Because they're exempt from prayer during that time. And a person may say something that is not permissible. They might commit shift in their phrases in their statements. They might say something that is wrong and you know, not decent not correct with Allah subhanho wa taala. And so when we come back to this, we see that alcohol is the mother of all evils. Kromer in itself, something that you know, does does
not allow us to reason it sort of blinds us, right? Like a Hema is something that that covers, right. So alcohol Hummer is something that covers the brain doesn't allow you to think, right? You're just like, I can't compute this, right? It is the mother of all evils, because a person may do something not being able to comprehend what they're actually doing.
And had they been in the normal senses, they would say, No, this is not something I'm doing. I'm not getting behind the wheel and not driving, I'm not going to operate heavy machinery, I'm not going to be with certain people, I'm not going to go to this place, I'm not going to do this, that and whatever they're not supposed to do. But when a person consumes intoxicants, and they're not able to reason, then that can lead to almost anything. And so the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam continues in this hadith and says, If one drinks it, his prayer will not be accepted for 40 days, that does not mean that a person is exempt from their prayers. Okay, the person still has to pray.
what is meant here is that there is no there's no extra blessing in that person's prayer. There's no extra blessing in that person's prayer. I know sometimes I come across people who.
And I hate to say this, but it is it is fairly common. It is fairly common in our society nowadays, in our community in particular. I hate to say this, but it is it is a reality. And sometimes we need to confront reality head on.
It's sad to say this, but there are many community members here in our community
who consume alcohol, more particularly men, from my experience in dealing with people in the community, more particularly men, however, it is not restricted to men. There are many sisters, right? Who also consume alcohol right here in our community.
A lot of these people are mothers, and fathers to children.
So you know, it really makes you think, like, it's a wake up call, And subhanAllah what are we doing? What's happening to our community? Why is this even taking place? Why do people feel oh, and it's sad to say and sad to see and sad to hear of cases of
our community members consuming alcohol? thinking, well, if I just have one and I don't get drunk, I just get a little tipsy. It's okay. No, it's not okay. It's how long? Okay, we'll see that. So, a person who drinks is mentioned here and also the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam continues, he says if he dies with it in his stomach, he will die a death of the days of ignorance as in someone who is disobeying Allah subhanho wa taala.
Even at birth, or the Aloha and Homer narrated that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, alcohol is the mother of the lewd acts and the greatest of the great sins, whoever drinks it could or might
have intercourse with his mother, his maternal aunt and his paternal aunt. What this means is
that a person who consumes alcohol, they are so out of their mind when they're drunk, that they would be.
They could possibly even do indecent acts with the people that are the closest most beloved to them.
our mother, right the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was asked who, you know?
Who is the most
beloved or who are we to respect of course after Allah subhana wa Tada and the Prophet sallallahu wasallam and he said, your mother and then he was asked, Allahu Allahu Selim, then who and he said your mother and he was asked then who and he said your mother. And then he was asked, then who? And he said your father, right? That is who is most deserving of our respect and love, right?
Yet we see here, that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam indicates that a person might end up committing an indecent act, if they had consumed alcohol, and they become drunk, they could they could possibly even commit something so indecent, you know, and how long with someone who is the most beloved to them? Their mother, their maternal aunt, and his paternal aunt isn't the closest of people to them, the people who look after us when we're children, they raised us, they feed us, they care for us, they clothe us, they taught us to walk, they taught us to talk, they taught us how to do things. You know, a person has such a high level of respect for their mother, and their mothers,
sisters, and their fathers sisters, because they're, they're so close to them and so loving towards them. Yet when a person is under the influence of some sort of intoxicant, then they do not know right from wrong. And that is a possibility. We ask Allah Subhana Allah to protect every single one of us, and to save us from committing sins and save us from
any sort of indecent act. I mean,
what are the alloga and said that the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, the alcoholic is like one who worships idols. The alcoholic is like one who worships idols. His Hadith was graded as Hadith as Hassan by Shere Khan Benny Rahim Allah and is found in the Heysen and even ignore Murgia
as well as being recorded by sorry is recorded by Ibn Majah found in his
sahih sauna ignore magia Okay.
In addition to this, I would have the Allah and narrated that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said to the alcoholic shall not enter Paradise, okay, this hadith is greeted as authentic by Chef Hamza Bernie, Allah. Also found in the same book as I just mentioned, so hasten in merger
even our middle the Allahu Anhu has stated that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said alcohol has been cursed in 10 ways. Pay attention to this alcohol has been cursed in 10 ways. Okay? And this is an authentic hadith so listen up, found recorded by Buddha, Buddha and a whole lot. Even our motto the Allahu Anhu has stated that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said alcohol has been cursed in 10 ways. Its essence as an in and of itself. It is held on and cursed something that is evil. The one who squeezes it,
as well. Okay, so alcohol is cursed in 10 ways its essence the one who squeezes it,
the one who has it squeezed. So you might say I'm not the one producing it, I'm having someone else produce it for me, right that person the one who has it squeezed the one who sells it, the one who buys it, the one who carries it, the one whom it is carried to the one who profits from it, the one who drinks it and the one who pours it.
So, we cannot produce it cannot transport it, we cannot store it, we cannot cannot buy it cannot sell it. We cannot pour it we cannot profit from it and so on.
What is Homer? Okay What is Karma? Even Armando the Allahumma narrative that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said every intoxicant is come out and every Hummer is forbidden.
Every intoxicant is common, and every Hummer is forbidden.
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narrated that the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was asked about fruit nectar made from dates that the people of Yemen would drink.
The messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam replied, every drink that intoxicated is forbidden. Every drink then intoxicates is forbidden.
Even Armadyl the Allahumma narrated the aroma of the Allahu and stood at the pulpit
and said, the prohibition of Commerce, the prohibition of Commerce has been revealed. And Hummer is made from five sources, grapes, dates, honey wheat and barley. Hummer is anything which seizes the mind. So as I mentioned earlier, it is an intoxicant that sort of covers the mind or takes away the ability to comprehend to reason to use our brain and to make the decisions that are important in life between what's right and what is wrong. Should one get into their car or not, should one be with people at this point in time or not should one say certain things or not should one go to a certain place or not the ability to comprehend to reason when that is taken away, then that is what
is meant by karma. Okay.
And Norman even Bashir narrated that the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, there is alcohol made from wheat. There's alcohol made from barley, there's alcohol made from grapes, there's alcohol made from dates, and there's alcohol made from honey. So this shows us that there are different types of alcohol, one might say, Oh, but this is made from and I remember when I was a student in Medina, one of our classmates, he
had Halla. So those of you who've been to Makkah and Medina, you know, or traveled to other parts of the world, you know that you can buy different types of juice in different regions of the world. And so in Medina, we used to go to these juice, restaurants, right, it's basically a store that sells only juice, right? Like, over here we have booster juice, but it's basically just fresh juices, they, they make fresh juices, period. Okay. So one of the juices that I used to love drinking and still do love drinking,
but would buy, you know, when I was in Medina is sugar cane juice, right, cane juice. So it's basically just sugar cane that is squeezed into a bottle or glass and you drink it right sugar. So one of my classmates once Pamela.
Or one of the students in our in our
in our institute, the language institute, when we were studying Arabic, he came to class the next day, or one of the days and he was like acting weird. Like really weird.
Teachers with like, something wrong with him. Like he's acting really weird. The first thing that anyone always thinks of right usually as Muslims was the first thing that comes to mind. Oh Jin, right Jin possession, something's wrong with this person, Jin position. They're acting weird. So hello, this student.
He ended up going to the hospital, right, the University Hospital and when he got to the hospital, you know, they basically diagnosed him as being drunk. And he didn't know why.
And it really wasn't his fault. He bought a bottle of cane juice, right? You have to keep this stuff in the fridge. It's fresh. If you don't keep it in the fridge overnight, it's going to ferment so he got up in the morning, right. And he had left he didn't have a fridge. That student didn't have a fridge not every student had a fridge when I got to Medina, I didn't have a fridge initially, right? It was only you know, a good friend of mine who gave me his fridge. He bought another fridge a bigger one and he gave me his small you know, little small fridge that you keep in your. And so
this student didn't have a fridge, he bought cane juice, and he thought he could just keep it and leave it out. So he drank some at night he went to sleep got up in the morning for Joe's isn't that before coming to class, he downed the entire bottle of cane juice that was left.
Medina is not a cold city, right? It's a hot city. And many students don't like to use air conditioning because they come from regions or places of the world where they're not accustomed to using air conditioning. So the room gets really hot and warm.
Whether he left this bottle outside on the balcony or you know inside I don't know. But
he took that bottle and consumed the rest of the Cane Juice Sugar Cane Juice that was in there. And so when he came to class, he like he was unaware of what was going on.
He was drunk. And that's why he was acting strange. And so, there are multiple different types of,
of produce that could be used to perform from, okay, or sources that can be used
to produce, I should say,
intoxicants, and we need to be careful. Remember what the prophet sent along to us send them said Homer is right. Or I'm gonna do longer and said Homer is anything which ceases the mind, right.
There's no difference between consuming a small amount
of intoxicants from alcohol, or a large amount of it. I do live in Armando de la hora. And when I said that the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, every intoxicant is forbidden, every intoxicant is forbidden. If a large amount of something intoxicates, then even a small amount of it is forbidden. So if a large amount of intoxicant, right, large amount of something intoxicates a person and to consume a small amount of it is not permissible as well. Now, this is important, because there are some people and I know, examples of community members who have told me from their past, shared stories with me,
and have allowed me to share these stories with others on the condition that their identity remains concealed. Right.
And so an example that one brother shared with me is how
shaitan works on us very slowly. Right? So shaitan works on people very slowly to the point where, you know, this one brother, he was saying, he went for, for work, traveled for work and used to travel quite often. And a lot of the time, you know, when you're working, sometimes as consultants, you go out to meetings with your clients fairly often. Okay? So you travel and you meet with your clients, and you know, you go out to dinner, and what happens at dinner, when you're meeting with non Muslims over dinner, usually, there's some wine that is consumed.
And so this brother would always refuse, always refuse always refused, right? He would always refuse the alcohol
came to a point where sometimes he said, on the weekends, if they were gone for like a week trip or two weeks, you know, the spending the weekend,
you know, the colleagues at work, they would go and, you know, go out with clients, sometimes to a club or to a bar.
And he's like, you know, what are you supposed to do, you're going for work, so he would just join them.
And he just kept in mind, you know, what, I'll go with them for the sake of the business, the work that they're doing, but after that, he would just leave and not consume anything. So he says, the more you put yourself into those settings, those situations, those environments, the more you feel, so it's okay, it's normal, like I have everything under control. And that's really the steps that shape on takes, right? You feel like you have everything under control. And then this brother, he says, you know, one day they're sitting having dinner, they're not even in the bar, right? They're sitting having dinner at a restaurant, and his colleagues are like, just just have some, you know,
just have some just pouring a glass at least so the clients are there. Because every single time we go and we meet clients, you have to explain to them, you know, Muslim, and Muslims don't drink. And he's like, it started to become annoying for his colleagues, that would be with him when he met with clients, because they constantly would have to tell the story of how Muslims don't drink alcohol. So they said, you know, just pour some in your glass and just leave it there. Just swish it around, sometimes pretend like you're drinking it, and stuff like that. So he said, he thought to himself, initially, he would order grape juice, but it was too obvious. It was too obvious that he wasn't
consuming the same things that they were consuming.
So they started to pour some wine in his glass every now and then. And he would just leave it there. And then the clients would ask, why aren't you going to drink that? Like, this is a super expensive bottle, right? Because sometimes the clients are treating them so they're ordering things and they're expecting them to drink. It's like you don't let even the smallest amount go to waste because hey, this cost so much money.
So he's like, you know, eventually I felt bad. And my colleagues were like, man, it's nothing just like just drink. It's not gonna doesn't make you drunk. Somehow, as someone who has never consumed alcohol before he drank it, and he's like, right away, I started to feel really weird. Right? Right away. He says he started to feel weird.
Because he never consumed this stuff before. So it's like something in his system in his body that he never consumed.
And he lost then he went, you know, they left after that dinner's done. They went to their hotel.
You know, a few days later, another few weeks later, another meeting. And same thing happened and you know, the wine is there and they're like, Okay, just drink it. So he's like, Well, I drank it once. Nothing happened to be felt a little weird, but whatever one is it good to do anything. So he drank it. And then he said months we're going on
Where I was just drinking one glass of wine every single time that I would meet with clients.
And then eventually you end up meeting with clients that are like, Hey, let's go to the bar afterwards. And then they buy you drinks. And you know, they do all these weird things where like lineup shots and stuff like that. And so, you know, this brother, he's like, there and, and everyone's, you know, going out and seeing how many shots they can drink or doing all these weird things. And he's like, you know, now what do I do like his colleagues, he used to tell his colleagues, he doesn't drink now his colleagues for four months now they know that he does drink, because he took that one glass, that one sip lead to one glass, which led to a glass every single
dinner. And now it's just like, hey, well, you had it before. What's, what's the difference? Now, like, you've had it before, and nothing happened to you? You didn't do anything wrong, and why did you have it now?
So he said, he gave it he caved, he gave in. And he drank. He did you know, that activity, or whatever they call it, you know, whatever they were doing at the bar at the club. And he drank a few shots.
And he got drunk.
And, you know, they went back to their hotel, and he went to sleep, woke up the next morning, and he was like, oh, man, what am I doing? Like? What's happening here? Why am I doing this? I started to feel really guilty. We traveled home. He'd be with his wife and children for a few days, and then travel again for business. Right? And he'd go down to the US to Europe to different places. And while he was away, he's like, I used to drink. And then eventually, you know, I used to go clubbing all the time with them. And they were like, well, you did it before nothing happened. And he's like, Well, nothing happened to me. So whatever, I'll do it, it just makes it easier. He's he told me
this, it goes, it just made it easier for me to not explain myself as a Muslim all the time to just drink it and get over it.
And then something happened with a colleague of his, and between him and a colleague in the hotel, after they finished, you know, having their meeting in the club.
And he went back to the hotel, and it was with another woman, and something happened.
And then he wakes up the next morning,
jumps on a flight goes back home.
And he's like the guilt that I felt at that point in time.
The guilt that he felt facing his wife, facing his children, and thinking to himself, like, what happened to me, You know what happened, he used to be someone that always put his foot down, you know, come to the masjid, prayer, prayers, be particular certain things. And then one thing after the other, over a span of two years, over a span of two years, that's what happened.
And then the guilt was killing him. Like it was just hurting him too much. He couldn't bear.
You know, looking at his wife and knowing that he was doing these things. And what had happened.
He was like, You know what I knew at that point in time, either I'm going to lose my job, or I'm going to lose my entire family and my dean.
And he thought to himself with his mind able to reason because he was not under the influence, right?
That his Dean and his family are more important. And losing those was like losing the entire world. Losing your job
Hamdulillah this brother made that decision.
resigned. And he said his company thought he was crazy. Because he had a really high position. They were like, what's wrong with you? Is it the money will increase the money? He's like, No, it's not the money. They're like, what do you need? You want to? You want to live down here? You know, what is it? What do you want? We'll give it to you. And he's like, Nope, I'm done. I'm out. I'm out completely.
Subhanallah this brother sacrificed his job for his Deen
for his relationship with his family.
Till this day, that brother super wealthy, I'm getting that
Allah subhanaw taala blessed him with wealth, like
I know people that have gone to this brother to ask for assistance, whatever they need, He gives it to them. He doesn't even hesitate doesn't even hesitate. I know people who've gone and asked him or people have come to me and I say you know what, you need something go speak to this brother. Shala he'll be able to help you. financially. This brother humbly ALLAH, ALLAH SubhanA. Allah has blessed him in a way that he helps others and he doesn't even think twice. You go to him and you ask him if he's able to help and if it's something reasonable.
No problem here, right? Or tomorrow it'd be sent to you haunt us. And don't come and ask me who this brother is because I will not reveal his identity.
And he's not alone. There are quite a few brothers and sisters like this, who have sacrificed for the sake of Allah subhana wa itad
After going down roads and being in situations in places that are super harmful to them, yet for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala they pulled themselves out of it. I know lots and lots of examples of this that I could share with you, but one is sufficient to get the message across to show us to indicate to us
how consuming alcohol and intoxicants is, as we see, you know, the root cause of all evil, it can lead to everything in anything. It can lead to murder, it can lead to indecent acts with people that are haram for us. It can lead to indecent acts with people that are halal for us. It can lead to you know, things like we can't even comprehend. We can't even comprehend.
Okay, no, I go into prison and I meet with the Muslim inmates and and the regret that they have. And a lot of the time what is it what causes them to be in that situation?
Some sort of intoxicant. Whether it's drugs or alcohol, where they are unable to think clearly. And they regret so much doing what they did. But once the once once the action is done,
you have to live with that for the rest of your life. Allah subhanaw taala protect us all.
Now keep in mind my brothers and sisters, as much as this is a problem and it is haram and it is something that ALLAH SubhanA Widad hates, like really, really dislikes.
We as believers, need to understand that when we see or we know someone who is doing this, we are not to insult them, and we are not to speak
badly or supplicate against them. We should supplicate for their guidance. Ask Allah subhana wa Tada for them to be guided, okay.
And this happened during the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, I'm just going to take you know, parts of two Hadith and just share it to men amongst people, you know, said to someone who was known for drinking alcohol during the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa Sanlam. It was said to him or Allah curse him for how often he is brought forth for committing this indecent act, right drinking alcohol consuming all the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam then said, Do not curse for by Allah. I know that he loves a lot in his messenger. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam spoke about that person, and said, Do not curse him, for I know by Allah. He loves Allah and
His messenger. And so when we know of someone who does this, don't immediately you know, start making dua against them.
We should be people that try to help others come out of these situations.
Especially considering a person is a believer, but committing a sin. We want to take them away from the sin. We want to help them to continue to believe in Allah subhanho wa Taala and worship Allah in ways that are permissible. We're all human beings, we all make mistakes. And like I showed you in that in that very lengthy example that I shared, shaitan works on is very slowly and a person may feel nothing's going to happen. But eventually something happens. What do they need? They need someone to take them out of that they need someone who's going to say, You know what, I'm not judging you. I'm here to help you. I'm here to assist you. And we'll get through this and shot along
tad. And lastly,
same thing in a narration of Abu Huraira. The long run, when a person who was drunk was brought forth to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
A man had said, may Allah disgrace him. And at that statement, the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, do not say that. I'm sorry, do not be shaytans helper against your brother. Do not be shaytans helper against your brother. Right? Ask Allah subhana wa Tada to save and protect us all from harm and evil.
I just want to take one more thing and then we'll finish off this chapter. Okay, the ruling on theft and I know some of you have questions we'll get to those questions in a bit. Inshallah. We'll just go through this very quickly because it's theft and we know very well that theft is not permissible in Islam. So wealth is one of the necessities of life, of course, and Islam seeks to safeguard our wealth and to help us preserve it in ways that are permissible. Islam also has ordered that wealth be earned through permissible means, okay? That we earn our wealth in ways that are
permissible and the basic ruling concerning all matters within our is that of permissibility is permissible unless it is considered impermissible.
As opposed to x Aveda acts of worship are considered impermissible, except what Allah subhanho wa Taala has made permissible. Okay?
Islam has also prohibited that wealth be earned through forbidden means, while clarifying what are the forbidden means so Allah Subhana Allah says in surah Al Anon verse number 119 Mockler the first Salam Alaikum Muhammad Ali Khan, he has explained to you in detail what is forbidden to you.
Theft what is theft? Okay, what is the definition of theft theft is the taking of wealth that belongs to others in a manner involving stealth and secrecy. Okay, wealth
that is taken
and belongs to others in a manner involving stealth and secrecy.
Now, wealth, of course, that is not protected or safeguarded, may not be considered stolen, if it is taken. And this is why in Islam, we are encouraged to protect our wealth to safeguard our wealth. So what is meant by safeguarding or protecting wealth in a normal fashion is that the item is kept in a way that one safeguards it or protects it. Similar to those types of items. So for example, if it's money, then it's usually kept in a bank, or in a safe, right, not just put in your person put outside on the balcony, like wealth is kept in a purse. Yeah, okay, so the person is put on the balcony. Here you go, anyone could take it? No, that's not how we safeguard it. So the normal way of
as in what's considered normal for that item, is what we would consider systemically as being safeguarded or protected, and then if anyone breaches that, then that would be considered theft. So for example, such as a gated house, you know, the home has a gate around it, or a fence around it, if you penetrate the fence, you know, the home doesn't necessarily have to have a locked door, like in some house, in some countries, you have your home, and then you have this, you know, brick wall built around it, you know, or a gate around it, no one comes through the gate, if someone comes through the gate, they've basically penetrated into the property. And that in itself is a violation,
right? Or something that's kept in a safe, if someone goes and breaks the safe, then they have committed theft, they're
something that's in a locked location, like in a room or in a car, etc.
Thus, the valuable item was not left out in the open, tempting someone to take it if it was left out in the open. And there was no sign of, you know, this property belonging to anybody and they took it well,
you didn't safeguard it. So Islamically, it may not be considered theft. Okay. So that's an important point to keep in mind. After leaving, I'm not even in our house, or the law or narrated the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was asked about fruits hanging, that were hung up to dry hay, they were just hung up in a random place hanging to dry. And he replied, some longer it was Solomon said, if a person in need take some in his mouth without filling his clothing, there is nothing to be done to him. As in if there's, if something is not being protected. It's not like inside of, you know, I don't know refrigeration warehouse or something of that sort. And it's just
outside to dry. And it's not a regular place that is used for hanging that or there's no you know, fence or gated off area around it, and a person sees it, they just come in, they take something they eat.
Right. And this reminds me of Sometimes you see people going to the grocery store, and there's fruit and vegetables there. And they just take some and try it and eat it. Now that's a little bit different because that's where the fruit is being kept in order to display to show to present to be purchased. Right, picked and purchased. So there's a little slight difference there. Right? It's not like oh, we can go to the grocery store and fill our mouths and we're good. No, just take it easy. Looks good. I'm the law, if the owner of the place allows you to try 100 Law, right and that's okay. So here the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says if a person in need take some in his mouth
without filling his clothing, right without filling his clothing or taking his his clothing and like putting a whole bunch in it and you know carrying it away, no, he takes what he needs to survive and eats it consumes it is not taking it to sell or do anything else with it. Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, then there's nothing to be done to him.
Right to that person.
Now the person who has had property stolen from them may forgive the person before that is taken to authorities. Islamic Islamic, not talking about you know, in countries and stuff like that we're just talking about the dean. Remember, you need to learn the laws of your country and that may apply here, okay? But if a person for example, and this happens to Flanagan or Maria, he said he was sleeping in the mosque and a garment that cost him 30 Did hum
was underneath him. He was sleeping on that. And a man came and stole it from him. And then after he was taken to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and he came to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and told him that I'll sell it to him, and he could pay me back over time. Right so consider the the the garment that he took something that I sold to him and he's gonna pay me back for it. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, why didn't you do that before he was brought to me? As in Why didn't you forgive him or pardon him for stealing this item before the case was brought to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Okay, so that brings us to the end of what I
wanted to cover in sha Allah. May Allah subhana wa Tada grant us a deeper understanding of this deen and allow us to be from amongst those who Allah subhanho wa Taala wishes good upon and for, for Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah blesses those who he wishes good for with an understanding and a comprehension and deeper comprehension of this Deen as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says maturity level will be higher on your factor houfy Deen whoever Allah subhanho wa Taala which is good for He grants him or her grants that person Fick of the deen which means a comprehension a deeper understanding of the deen of Allah subhana wa Tada Islam
Alright, let me scroll up and see some questions that I saw earlier
teaming to be her Santa Monica, what advice would you give to someone wanting to reestablish sauna after neglecting it for so long?
To start, just start, like the advice that I would give to someone who wants to reestablish sauna after neglecting it for so long is to actually start praying your prayers. Like start establishing them start with one. And when you're constant with one, go to two or if you're able to do two or three in a day, then that's good. You know, an increase to three increase to four increase to five prayers in the day. Once you've established the five daily prayers, then start adding Sunnah prayers to it. Right? So the thought of the prayer and then the Sunnah prayers. And then once you establish those and start adding some Nuffield prayers as well, if you want in order to protect those prayers
even further, but start a person can want to do something but never actually achieve it if they never start right.
Musa as I've said, before, you know, this is not the setting live session in front of others is not a place that we share, you know,
personal things unless finally data make easy for you.
So here's another question. I have a question. Will I be held accountable by a law if my nephew fell into drug addiction, but I refuse to help him after his parents gave up on him? Okay. So if you tried and you try, you offer some services. And that person, you know, refuses and continues to do what they want. Remember, at the end of the day, the responsibility upon us is to advise, okay, advice, I'm robi marrow for now, here I didn't want to advise the person what you're doing is wrong. And we can help you we can get you some help. I may not be the person that helps you, right? You can tell them that I may not be the person that's going to help you. But I'm going to guide you to
someone or to you know, a class or something that's going to help you in sha Allah with the help of ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada. So
that removes us of the responsibility. Now, will the person be held accountable? First of all, it's not your child but it is a person and if you know a person is in need profits in the long run either Selim says my income and current value over a year will be added to your facility. Sanofi lemmya Sophia will be called me with Erica over email for
salatu salam says when one of you see something that is wrong, then you should physically try to change it. If you're unable to do that, then you should verbally try to change it or do something about it. And if you're unable to do that, then you know dislike it in your heart, right that you tried yet Allah you make dua for the person, the least we should do is make dua for that person. And again, if this person is addicted to drugs, then a lot of the time it is very, very difficult to help them. I know I was speaking to martial arts. I was speaking to a drug dealer just last week.
Holton police just showed up.
Speaking, not a drug dealer, sorry, a drug addict last week, someone who was addicted who now Alhamdulillah is off the drugs. And he was telling me that
you know, when he was
when he did, right, he overdosed. He's like, you know, it's it says, though, your debt, but your life, he's like, your eyes are open, you see what's going on around you. But it doesn't. It doesn't compute here, your brain is focusing only on what's happening inside of you, and not at all what's happening outside of you. And he was like, it's such a blessing to be off the drugs. But his concern and worry was, if he's ever presented with drugs again, would he fall back into
taking drugs. And so it's hard, it's difficult. And this is where we try our best we help someone and then we leave it to Allah subhana wa Tada, remember, everyone has a responsibility to look after themselves. In this Deen, right or in this world, as in a person is mature, they're supposed to make the right decisions. And when a person is weak and unable to, then we try to help them. And if that doesn't work, and they don't take the help, they don't embrace the help. And we make dua for them. And that's, you know, the least that we can do.
due to the principal method mentioned, when intoxicated in large amounts is also prohibited in small amounts, wood items, such as vanilla extract, which has a minimal amount of alcohol also be prohibited to use in our foods.
So when we spoke about this, when we spoke about the chapter foods, right, we spoke about this.
So generally, yes, however, some scholars say that if and we have to look at like there's there are more, there are more narrations, and they're more things to look at as well. Okay.
If something is intoxicating, in large amounts, then consuming it in small amounts is not permissible. And that is the default. And that's what I like to resort to. So if you can find an item of or if you can find vanilla extract, without alcohol, which is present and available in stores, you can actually buy it, then that's better.
While at the same time.
Some of the scholars who say well, it doesn't intoxicate
then if it doesn't intoxicate the small amount, like you would die of drinking so many have a drink for example, right or eating so much cake that has vanilla actually, you'd probably like die of, of eating too much your stomach would burst and so on, might have diabetes and whatever, before you even get drunk. And so some of the scholars permit and allow it
I would say try your best to stay away from that as much as possible. However, the small amounts that are found in these foods remember it is an ingredient within an ingredient within an item. So the item could be
you know a type of drink. And from the ingredients of the drink is vanilla extract, which is used as a flavoring so just small amount, and the amount of the alcohol within the extract is smaller than that
which is almost non existent as well. And when you look at the properties of it, because it has changed in its form, it is no longer considered alcohol. And so some of the scholars permit it from that angle. Allah Subhana Allah knows best. It's always better to try and have SN in what we do. Right try to have SM and Tango de la haka and Nikita Rahu, Atlanta Contura HuFa in that we rock to worship Allah as though he sees you as though you see him
right under the law, hookah and Nikka Tahoe but know that you don't see him.
He sees us
And so, the fact that Allah Subhana Allah is Aware of every single thing that we do encourages us in this route of Sn to do what is best and what is liked, and there's more beloved to Allah subhanaw taala.
So even though something could be deemed or considered permissible,
is there something better I can do that will be more pleasing to Allah even though this is permissible, it's permissible, because there's something better that I can do
because I should strive to do that which is better and not settle for what is permissible. And this is a problem with the society that we live in today. Right with with the with the condition or the state of the OMA today is that I find
we as an ummah, right, the followers of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, it is very prominent amongst us that we
just look at what's permissible, permissible. Why are you making an issue out of it? Some of these permissible is permissible, okay, but shouldn't we strive more? Well setting a row in a row with fear it may be cool Weijun agenne? Like Shouldn't we strive hard to get more to please Allah more? Shouldn't we want to get closest to Allah subhana wa Tada. Right, we do that in this dunya we should do it with ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada Allah subhanaw taala to help us and keep us all safe and protected upon email in Islam, and ask ALLAH SubhanA wa Jalla to grant us deeper understanding of this Deen BarakAllahu fecal which is Akuma la Hiren or someone la WHO IS LM o Baraka, Nana Vina Muhammad wa
ala alihi wa sahbihi wa sallam was salam or aleikum wa rahmatullah here.