Friday Night Lecture – October 30, 2020
Channel: Daood Butt
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we typically on a Friday night we'll have our quarter and halaqa learning about the etiquettes of the Quran and how to perfect our interaction with the patient and how we can better ourselves in terms of learning and reciting the Quran and coming closer to our last panel went through that. What we're gonna do tonight, inshallah is a little bit different and that's because of what's happening around the world. And I don't like to do this too often, but sometimes it's needed especially on a Friday when the Juma hook buzzer only
five to seven minutes long, there's really only so much that you can cover in that topic, or in that time have a specific topic. So
having said that, you know, what I'm going to do is I'm actually going to touch upon the topic of what's happening in France and how the Muslims around the world are reacting to that as well.
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It seems like it's just not gonna happen for me today is just not happening. It is what it is I've lost data sometimes teaches us slowly rule
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you know, there's times in life when things get to us and we get frustrated and we wish that things were done a certain way or being
carried out a specific way. And my wife keeps reminding me this evening because I told her I said you know I just don't feel like going on mine today I just don't feel myself just too much going on. It's been a busy day back to back nonstop constantly on the go on the move to LA you know it is what it is and she keeps reminding me look your your football was about that last time we talent is a human and the reminder from Allah subhana wa tada to be patient with everything that we go through and all the challenges and you know, difficulties in our lives a loss of data will bring mercy to everything that we are experiencing.
you know, if I if there was ever a day that I could escape, being online, it might be today today is one of those days where I would contemplate a you know what, not today, but I really do want to discuss a topic and maybe even open it up for some people on Instagram to share their screens, or you know, just take a q&a session.
What's happening in France, you know, what's happening in France is
one thing. And a lot of people think that there's a problem with Islam, the problem is not with Islam. The problem is with certain people's idea of what Islam might be, or the fear of the unknown, they don't know what Islam is about.
It might be the actions of certain people that has led some people to feel as though Islam is a certain way or you know, is is a religion or a dean of
you know, harshness towards others and, and obedience to
only one way as in only
this way or else and then you know something needs to be done. And of course, Islam only promotes one way and that is the way of Allah subhanho wa Taala
in Medina and de la in Islam, the Dean of a lot of candidates out of the way that Allah wants us to is the way of snap
while at the same time Allah subhanho wa Taala says let a coffee Dean Okay, so the way I last time was that I wants human beings to live is one thing. And the way that human beings live is another and their ability to choose how they live belongs to those human beings. Okay, we cannot force them upon others we cannot force a certain way or ideology or anything upon anyone. Okay? That's not what we do. That's not part of our Deen is not part of our belief.
But what we do see happening is that people are doing certain things and then every single one of us as Muslims gets labeled by it, and that's what's wrong. And
I don't like bringing politicians into things but our Prime Minister you know, said something really powerful.
yesterday that the actions of a few people does not
describe what Islam is, and it does not mean that that's what Muslims are okay?
And as well, if someone does something wrong
regardless of the faith that they follow, regardless of the faith that they follow.
It isn't for us to come and blame that faith or to say anything about that faith.
Just because someone follows it. So someone commits a crime or does something wrong, we're not supposed to now say, Okay, everyone in that religion, or everyone follows that way, or everyone in that city or everyone in that town is messed up, or is like disorders like that, and so on. That's not for us to do or to say.
there's a few examples that we can take from what's happening in France, the first being an example the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam shares
from Norman Bashir, where he reported that the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, the parable of the believers in their affection, mercy and compassion for each other is that of a body.
Okay, instead of a body as in the body.
When any limb aches, the whole body reacts with sleeplessness, and fever. So when something goes wrong somewhere, and the Muslims are affected by it, every single one of us feels it, every single one of us is going to experience it and go through something that that we feel
bothers us. And so what we see happening in France towards the Muslims that are living there, and the way Islam is being treated, right, the way Islam is being treated.
And I wouldn't specifically say the way the Muslims are being treated is because it's, it's certain things that the French government has decided to do and say, that is affecting not only the Muslims that live there people but affecting Islam. What do we mean by affecting Islam?
I don't mean that it affects the religion, because the religion is protected by a law, no one, no one can interfere with that. What I mean by is, it's affecting Muslim businesses. It's affecting schools, it's affecting education. It's affecting the non Muslims and the way that they see other human beings that way they either respect or disrespect other human beings. Okay? So it's thing that is that is global, that is bothering the world, and every single one of us feels it right as a prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, When any limb aches, when part of you is aching, the whole body feels it right. Like right now if I feel this pain in my arm, for example, my whole body is
disturbed by it. Right? If my neck is sore, then I don't feel like doing anything. Or like I said earlier, today, I just feel tired, frustrated, running on the clock, everything is just like one thing after the other. And eventually your brain just needs like a
stop, right just needs a point in time where it needs to a pit stop a break.
And so your body is affected by everything else is functioning right. So it's important for us as Muslims to understand that whatever happens around the world, also affects us. And the goodness that we do here affects everyone else. So for example, Allah Subhana Allah says in the law, you will you will not be a Colombian, Hatha Yoga, you will not be unfussy him, unless he says that he will not change the condition of a people until they change that which is within themselves. And so we need to focus on changing ourselves. If each one of us was to do something different today, something different, that's good, okay, something positive. Don't you think that that would change
the environment around us? You think of it as your home?
You know, if I'm not feeling good, everyone in my house knows that I'm not feeling good and whatever the stress levels are high and so on and so forth. Right? Right. asking my wife, right.
If I am feeling good today, then hopefully,
hopefully, everyone else at home notices that I'm feeling good. And you know, they'll they'll feel good too.
Right. So whatever
condition you put yourself in, the people around, you will feel that and they will either act according to that, or they will become rebellious and go against it. And that's something that's out of our control. Okay.
We also see the loss of Hannah which is in the lava kettle or McCullough level fatal nukkad in
many of us as Muslims forget that what's happening around the world, or what's happening in France that is affecting everyone around the world is from the planet, Allah subhana wa.
And I remember seeing this when, and then we'll mention names. I don't like bringing politics into it, but men how it was like that time of the year where it seems like everyone is focusing on politics, right. And it's that time of the year and that year, where there's elections and lots of different places where there are going to be upcoming elections. And so
everyone's focusing on that.
But it reminds me of a time when there was an election, and
nobody thought that the leader who won the election
would have won. And he did. And I remember my clip, but that Friday was about that. It was the fact that it's the plan of a law. And whatever a loss of hand, which I don't want will happen.
Whether we all voted against it or not. And I don't people like come on, that's like saying that voting is fixed. And no, it's not. It's saying that Allah Subhana, Allah could put it in the hearts of the majority of people that they would vote for the person that the majority of people thought would not actually be voted. It's just the way it is, the plan of a loss pan was added, there's so many things that we don't see that we don't know if that'll last minute data does.
I only talk about specific incidents and things that happened.
But there are certain things that are that are going to affect and are taking an effect, or have been put into effect. In France, for example.
And this is to let you know, Alright, we're going to relate it a little bit to our current situation.
For example, MMS would have to be certified by the government.
Now, that can be a good thing. I'll be honest, that can be a really good thing.
The really bad thing. So depends on who the government is, and who's appointed from the government to certify certain people to be qualified as emails or not. So for example, if myself, right, had studied a number of years, and dedicated so many, you know, years and read through so many things and learn so many things, and memorize so many things, and, you know, did did what is needed to get to where you are, and all of a sudden someone comes around and says sorry, you can never give them a hook. But again, you can never teach Islam, you are not not to say that you're not qualified, but your qualifications are not approved bias.
That would hurt. That's like any one of us who's an IT professional or any one of us who
I don't know, just just works at work somewhere at a warehouse, for example, right? Someone works at a warehouse or works at a coffee shop. And someone comes around and says, You know what?
You're qualified to make coffee based on what you've gone through. But
you don't deserve
support in the cup.
You know, something like that, or,
you know, you're an IT professional. But you're not allowed to have a computer.
Okay, so how am I supposed to do my job? I'm sorry, you can do your job, but you just can't have a computer.
Right? So now you can beat him.
But you can't teach you can't lecture and give hope was you can't do any of that sort. So
how's that fair? How's that even possible? Okay. Um, another thing that is happening is shutting down. So the government for example, would shut down certain Miss edit. And what that would mean is I want you to think of your local Masjid. Right? Think of your local mosque
and your local mustard being shut down and closed because people feel it doesn't deserve to be open.
No reason you don't need to have a reason. I'm sorry. Just doesn't deserve to be open.
Okay, how does that feel? It was at or your moustache ID once upon a time. 25 years ago. Someone who was driving through your town stopped in and prayed at your Masjid. So because of that, and that person who pray mustard, we're gonna close down.
Who was that person? I don't know. Can't tell you. Okay, where does this person live? Not in your city in your country. Okay, so why is it affecting our wested
so these are things that are being done as Muslims you know,
We stay quiet, we continue to stay quiet about certain things.
It's just going to continue to increase. This is where there's always a time in the life of downoad, where he doesn't like to talk politics, but he has to encourage us to understand what our rights are, what are your rights, find out what your rights are, as a human being, what are your rights living in the country that you live in? As a citizen and a resident of the country that you live in? What are your rights? Okay, what are you allowed to do? Because a lot of the time we focus on the things that we're not allowed to do.
And we let people tell us what we're allowed or not allowed to do.
Rarely do II, especially as Muslims who come from other countries, or who were born in other countries, rarely do we feel like we have the same rights as others. And when I say we, I'm not specifically talking about myself, because I am born and raised here in Canada.
The downside to it is that I get treated like a secondary class, they're second class citizens sometimes, as in, not someone who was born and raised here, which isn't fair, but it is what it is. And this is where you need to educate people. And that brings me to the next point, I was talking to some brothers the other day.
And I was telling them how right now we're going through something that requires lots of education, we need to educate ourselves. And it's not only right now, in fact, it's been going on for some time for a long time. It's just every now and then there's like something that peaks spikes and comes back down and then something else that comes up spikes and comes back down but it's always gonna be there.
And you know why it's always gonna be that because what we're going through is never as hard or as harsh or as bad as what the profits of the past went through, including that of Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam so whenever people are thinking that we're going through right now remember the profits little longer I need to send them links through words himself personally. So you think okay, Muslims in a specific country somewhere going through hardships All right.
The Prophet sallallahu wasallam went through worse than that.
None of us are having the guts of an animal thrown on our backs when we're going in such that okay. None of us is being insulted directly to our faces it may be said in the newspapers and media might be written or posted by people certain things about stuff that's coming right up to our faces saying your face. Well, maybe sometimes in certain provinces in Canada that does happen.
But the profits How long are they able to send them went through so much worse and the other profits of the past as well? I want to share something with you.
After Juma today, in fact, before Juma I sent a voice message to
one of my
one of my old roommates from Medina, good friend of mine, chicks Raj, who lives in Africa in a tiny village
called kanji. Right, KN Tc he kanji
in near Niger, Africa.
I sent him a message and I said, You know what, one of the verses I'm going to be using a muscle but today is verse number 95 of Sudoku hedger that I used in the earlier today for those of you that attended or watched, where Allah Subhana Allah says, in a cafe in Canada, Mr. Xie, Allah Subhana, Allah reminds us surely he is sufficient for us against those who mock us.
And he sent me a voice message back I told you he lives in a small village and when I say small village, I mean like,
village like real village, okay, not like the town of Milton village or sorry.
You know, British Columbia, because I know some people from Surrey, British Columbia are watching that's a village village of Vancouver, a
real village right? Like a village in the middle of nowhere, where they don't have much to survive, okay? And they just enjoy the simplicity of life. He replies to my message, and he says, you know, it download what's happening in France, and the reaction of the Muslims all over the world doesn't surprise me at all. And it it doesn't even affect me. I was like, Okay, this is interesting. He says, Why should something like this bothered me? When worse has happened to the Prophet sallallahu wasallam and his prophets of the past? Why should something like this bother me?
Or sorry, let me rephrase that. Why should something like this surprised me? Right? That's what he was saying. Why should something like this surprise me? It doesn't. And the truth is, it shouldn't surprise us because what
happened in the past happened the past. And this is what he said.
These are just
tidied things that are coming back from the past things that happened in the past that are coming back once again. And so it doesn't surprise us at all.
And it shouldn't surprise us that these things are happening.
What's what should shake us a little bit is the fact that we have personally come far from a loss of Hanoi, Tad. And our connection to a lot is important. But that's the one thing that usually most of us say, Yes, we know what we don't do anything about it.
Right? We know, we don't do anything about it.
So as an example, of some of the things that we mentioned, friends, you know, they want to tax hedge tax hedge like hedges already is super cheap, right? We can afford to pay tax on it now, you know, tax pledge to to finance certain programs within the country or,
you know, remove the charity status and shut down certain charities that that do good relief work around the world, and so on and so forth. So as of right now,
about 51 charities
are currently being investigated,
to shut down within France 72 schools, my dad is and Muslim owned businesses have been shut down already this year.
There's a number of reads that are going on,
you know, certain things that are happening that I don't want to get to in detail as well. But a reminder that Allah Subhana Allah says in the Quran in surah, two bhuj every single one of us probably knows this idea, okay, and sort of to guru which Allah Subhana Allah says, or Myrna camuy mean,
healer Aziz, he, ie the loss of power with Alice's and sort of two broj. They took vengeance on them only because they believed in a law, the Almighty the praised
took vengeance on them, only because they believed in a law.
We believe in a law, and we're being targeted.
Freedom of speech, I think that went out the window when I was a teenager, I realized that was gone. And that wasn't something that I love. We don't have that true freedom of speech anymore. If it even existed at all. I don't know. I'm almost 40 years old. And and I still don't feel like I could just speak my mind sometimes.
And what that means is not anything bad, but it just means that, you know,
there's, there's just no point, you know.
Another thing to keep in mind as well, my brothers and sisters, as I mentioned earlier, last panel, metabolizers, in Edina, in the law in Islam.
So this this Deen belongs to Allah subhana wa Tada.
And, therefore, there must be some action items or things that we can do. Okay, so I've mentioned First of all, connecting with a loss of power or attack. I also mentioned recognizing that this is a test from a loss of hand or whatever, right? This came from a lot. And it's coming from a lot and everything that comes to us comes to us from a loss kind of with our question is, how are we going to respond to it? And if so, how do we had mentioned in a container camp, and it was in Alaska was added sufficient for us against those who mock Islam and mock the Muslims and so on, or mock the prophets and a lot earlier, send them
a lot of fish and that means we need a lot more than anything else.
And my connection with the last time with that isn't strong, then I'm not fully accepting that this is coming from us. Apparently. It's like me being frustrated earlier, okay.
You're frustrated because
you think things should happen a certain way, when in reality, Allah is trying to teach you a lesson that this is meant to happen this way to that.
This is the way it is. Adapt, change, mold yourself, mold your behavior. You know, fix yourself to embrace what has come from Allah subhana wa Tada.
And you'll become stronger and you'll become better and you'll become wiser. Okay, it'll become a lot wiser. In fact, she posted something I'll put it up on the Instagram office in Charlottetown.
I remember him posting something about wisdom and took a screenshot to share with everyone I just haven't had the chance to share it later. And
another thing that we should be doing is making to our out to a loss of habitat to make us worthy of this Deen to keep us upon Islam, to allow us to have that thought but right about that firm, you know, strong hold of the dean within our hearts
make dua to Allah Subhana Allah that He gives us the strength to stand for what is right and true and descend against injustices and things that are wrong.
Another thing that we can do is promote positive image of Mohammed Salah or the human settlement.
And of course, this means through the ways the ways of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam his teachings so
that doesn't mean that we have to dress this way.
Okay, but it does mean that we have to be respectful towards others means that we should respect when we see someone dress this way. But we should respect someone when we see that they are not dressed this way but still dressing within the boundaries of Islam as in someone is doing something right according to Allah subhana wa jal and let's not be cultural. Okay, let's be religious. Let's understand the deen of Allah subhana wa Tada. So if I was to
embarrassing me take off my hat.
My non combed hair, right? It is combed it was combed. But then this has been on it for the last
last, what eight hours now?
You know if if I was to come to the masjid this way, because I'm having a bad day, for example. And I was to walk up and lead sauna for sure. For sure someone would come to me one of the brothers, one of the uncles, one of the Auntie's, someone who's older most likely would be like,
what's going on? You know, like, why are you dress this way? Why are you doing this? What what happened here, put a hat on your head, cover that up, you know, comb your hair, can you do something about it,
we need to understand that the profits on a lot of it was sending them encouraged us to a positive look. So we have to try and be our best. But at times, we see that people are not we have to understand that not everyone is going to have the perfect day.
Everyone is going to have the perfect day. Okay, so if someone isn't having a good day, and we are having a good day, and they're ruining our day, oh, too bad.
That person isn't feeling good. So try to understand the fact that that person isn't feeling good.
And don't tell them off for their hair not being combed. But try to make them feel happy. Try to just ignore their hair. ignore the fact that their hair is and combed. ignore the fact that this person is not doing well. Don't point out the things that bother them point out the things that make them feel better. Right?
For or, number four next thing, right, next thing that we should do in Java or things that we can do
is to show unity within the ombre
sort of ties in with what I was talking about just now. You know, show unity, be united, be connected with the other Muslims that are out there? Do you have Muslim friends support them?
There's people that are Muslim that are trying to achieve certain things, encourage them. So people that are worthy to have certain positions or people who are you know, trying to open a business you know, support the Muslim don't go to the Muslim be like Yo, you're Muslim, non Muslim, come on, hook me up, man, hook me up. I'm your brother, right? I'm your brother. We deserve to have three coffees are free this and free that no, shouldn't be that way should look after each other. That's another Muslim brothers sisters trying to make some money to survive to provide for their family, we should be helping them. Giving them a tip. Whether it's a monetary tip or a tip of advice, something that
might help them or help their business, or encourage other people to go check out that place. Or to buy from that person or to you know, just support them in whatever it is that they're going through. someone's looking for a job trying to find a job for that person, try to connect them with someone who can help them to find a job or help them to train themselves to become better at what they already do. Right? That's important to unite ourselves and show some support to each other.
Um, what else what else what else
we can also
call people to Lhasa panel down as we talk to people about Islam.
Talk to people about Islam.
Tell them what you believe in. Don't be shy. You know, tell him we believe that God is one. Right believes that God is one. There's no other God to be worshipped other than a lot people say, Well, I don't believe in that, right? People will say that to you and be like, well, I don't believe that. Okay, that's fine. That's not fine. But it's, that's, that's your opinion, we're gonna talk about it more, I'll convince you eventually, right. But, you know, it's your right to believe in whatever you want. But it's my right to convey my message to you
see, through general conversation.
So my brothers and sisters,
when it comes to spreading the deen of Allah Subhana, WA, tada and talking to others about it.
The prophets, and a lot of it he was sending them was the best of examples. And we need to be strong. We have a longing and looking at life. So the believer that is strong, is better than the believer that is weak. That doesn't mean that a believer that is weak is no good. And what we mean by strong here is strong in pretty much every sense, not just physically strong. But someone that is strong mentally, someone who's strong in their field of education, someone who's strong in their profession, someone who's strong in their, you know, skills with their family and raising a family, someone who's strong in in whatever it is that you're good at, find your strengths, and become even
better at that. Okay, find your strengths and become even better at that. And that's what's important. That's all the time that we have for today. In short, a lot of data. I'm going to
pause here with me speaking, if anyone has any questions, feel free to type them out in the comment section.
I'm going to very quickly try to get that open here on the screen in front of me because I'm not sure if anyone has
Where's my screen gone? There it is.
Okay, so if anyone has any questions Facebook, you do?
Let me know.
I don't see anything yet. Feel free to write any questions in there inshallah. And of course, try to be respectful. You can be respectful, most of the data guide you.
I'm going to say.
Give it a few minutes. Because I know people don't type as fast as I do.
I swipe on my phone, and you people are still typing, you think you still have blackberries and buttons on your phones for some reason, but flat screen was made to swipe not to take.
Okay, so moving on is asking after selecting, sorry, after the as then a fudger?
How long should we wait to pray.
You don't need to wait long, in fact, after so it depends if you're going to be praying at home.
And the event for budget is called and pray your son
and then start budgeting. Right. If you're in the mustard, that's different mustard has a fixed time to make it easy for the community to come out together and pray all together. Okay, but if you're at home and the event is called,
few minutes, 510 minutes after the budget for your son, and the son of the Prophet sallallahu I need to send him a budget was actually very short, where I showed the alohar and have reports that when she witnessed the profits and a lot of us emblems, some legit It was so fast. she she she commented saying it's as though you know he only has time or not even enough time to recite to it after the fact. Okay?
Should it be right after the end? No. So remember, he has to pay a sum, okay, those two sets of budget are more important than the whole world and all that it contains. So make sure that you're praying you're gonna fudge as much as you can. Okay, it's important to bring those to some fun just time Sharla
you were told to wait 15 minutes? Well, whoever told you the minutes, there's no specific time that you need to wait to remember all they said is you need to just pray your you can finish your sentence in three minutes, four minutes, five minutes. Great. So that's the time that it takes for your family together to pray together. And that's all that you need. So there's no specific time there as long as you're not going to be praying in the time or at the time of sunrise.
Any other questions?
No, no questions.
All right, so we'll end the session and Travelodge is located on Barack a lot a few on our last panel without a bless every single one of you.
Okay, someone's asking your question.
I really don't want to get into. But we have to analyze, because the question was asked,
someone's asking, Is it permissible for
a Muslim men
So the answer to that is, yes. Okay, the Muslim man is entitled or is allowed to marry a Christian or a Jewish woman. However, it is not the encouraged thing to do. Why? First of all, I'll give you this example, one of the memes I was talking to last week, gave this beautiful example to a brother. He said,
you want to marry a non Muslim woman?
What about all the Muslim sisters that are out there that are waiting for you and every other Muslim man to come around and married him? Who's going to marry them?
I when I heard that answer, I was like, Man, that's amazing.
The other thing that you have to keep in mind is raising children. Raising children is not something that's easy. And
as much as we feel that we would be able to handle certain things later on in life, it becomes very difficult. It becomes very difficult to raise children. So we asked about some habits added to both played and archived everything that we do. I mean,
someone else said something, but I really don't understand what they're saying.
All right. That's pretty much it. Shawn. does come along later. We'll see all of you soon. Coffee, Sam article.