Channel: Faaik Gamieldien
138 Quran & Sunnah in modern world 1Jan 16 Jumuah
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hamdulillah and humbly learning Ahmed who understand you know,
when I will be learning sure and fusina Marina Maria de la la la la
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la la la la la la sharika when a shadow Mohammed abu allah solo salatu wa salam O Allah he was he was happy woman died without what he lumity abide. You know brothers and sisters in Islam a salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
Allows Rihanna tada speaks to us in the locker and Allah says,
You are letting me know how to learn how to
remain calm. Fenton as artificially introduced in the law, he was
in contoocook manana de la he was
for us and villa. So that allowed him as an Elisa Salam says,
on a commission that he was una de hula fire Rashid, I'm in body
and Dean, inviting me so solemn, tells us that
after my death, after I passed away, then you should go fast to my son, and the son of my rightly guided caliphs off to me.
The first of the Quran which I quoted is a verse which I now quote, for the third week in succession.
And I quote the verse again today because that verse encapsulates the psychology of Islam,
the tariqa of Islam, the essence of Islam, the foundational revolutionary
sources that allows for talent was created for this team. And that hire means you're Latina, hermano, are you people who believe out to LA to be obedient to Allah, and be obedient to His Messenger, by internetseiten, and what will remain calm. And Allah says me obedient to those who has reason, authority over you. And the verse is very significant. In a diversity, we're only Emory minko. Only Mr. B's, those people who have power to give command. And Allah says those who have power to give command must be from amongst you,
not from those who
put themselves above you, like all the
dictators in the Middle East and everybody else in that faction, who puts themselves as the representatives of the Muslim community and the Muslim community or boosting communities or societies or populations had no hand in the approval and selection of those representative swallows founder says we're only Emery mean calm and those in authority from those who placed whom you place in authority over you, not who placed themselves in authority over you for international fishing, and if you definitely need to Mecca for do in Allah He or so. And when you defeat any matter then refer it to the solid theological sources of Islam namely, the Quran and Sunnah Pharaoh do Illallah
refer it to the Quran and refer to Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam Veronica Hayden absoluta Allah, Allah, Allah says, that is the best way out of St. Olaf and Philip and differences of opinion
will accent Willa and it gives the best results gives the best results because we go back to the Quran and Sunnah. So today inshallah we'll talk about the centrality of the Quran and Sunnah in today's world, and in the society in which we live.
Last week I mentioned to you that
the most important
of the uniqueness of Islam
is the fact that Islam is a theology. And this theology of Islam is our connection with Allah subhanho wa Taala and our connection with an abyssal aloha to
the Navy Sallam said that on the death piano, there'll be 100 ranks of people who will wait to enter gender.
And 80 of these ranks of people lines of people also food for people will be obvious oma Muhammad Sallallahu sallam. So we are fortunate to have this link with an AVI salatu salam. It means that we will be among the at some
of the hundreds of who will enter Paradise May Allah
Allah make us all in sha Allah, of those who enter Paradise. So it is this connectedness, this relationship, this nice Bar
Mitzvah that we have with Allah and His Prophet sallallahu Sallam that
our respect and our leadership of the world.
And if we neglect and deviate from the Sunnah
of the Navy, so a lot of alum, and we deviate from the principles of the Koran and then we see what we see around us today. We see the tribulations and the trials, that allows for Han what Allah has placed us under.
And I believe one of the greatest afflictions
that is afflicted with oma
is Agra, people who feel ashamed to be Muslim.
There are people who feel shy to be Muslim.
There are people who would want to be Muslim only in name, but not in attachment. Not in practice. Not in belief, not in commitment. Yes, nobody wants to be buried as a Catholic. Everybody wants to be buried as a Muslim. But no, very few people want to live the way Muslims should live. And this is an important point that we need to make to our young people.
Because Allah subhanaw taala speaks in the Holy Quran Allah, Allah says, la Johan la you were, you are Renata takanobu and Katara.
Allah vena cava Rafi Bella allows Wagner says,
Do not let
stretching of the kuffar
and the fact that the CO founding team changed the world upside down, do not let that influence you. And do not that let that delude you that they're in authority, and they have the last thing, Lawson says No, do not let that delude you. And this sort of this is sort of either ammeraal which of course is the third Surah besonderer 96.
So the greatness of this old model, because we compare ourselves to other members we compare ourselves to to other religious communities. And one of the uniqueness of this religious community is that it is attached to this message with the message of La ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasulullah Salah is attached to the Quran and attached to Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam This message is not a message which is connected to the personality of any person, neither the Navy salsa nor any other person, it is not connected to any ethnic group, Arab or non Arab, or whatever it may be. No, this attachment is a unique attachment. It is attachment of tawheed it is attachment not like other
attachments are for example the Jews call themselves Jews. And they call the religion Judaism after the Prophet Judah, Christians course call themselves after Christ, and Buddhists call themselves after Buddha. In Islam we do not call ourselves a person. We are Muslim. And our Deen is Islam. The eternal perennial Deen that was given to Adam alayhis salam and it's about up to today, the deen which says that we should worship none but Allah subhanho wa Taala.
So Islam then calls to the calendar. And the calendar consists of two parts. The first part is Allah. And the second part is Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam meaning the first part is the Quran. And the second part is the son of Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
And when we understand this theology, so very simple theology,
that first there is Allah then there is Mohamed Salah Salah, very simple to understand and explain. People say what is the theology of Islam, it is Allah and Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam. And when we have this reality, this real, the understanding of this reality, once it becomes part of our hearts and our lives, we become halifa to life and we become the representatives of Allah subhanaw taala on
the ambia alliums of Islam,
finalised by the prophet Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam.
These ambia were chosen bellows
that's called Mustafa the chosen one.
when we go to the reality of Islam we don't go to the personality of Mohammed Salah we go to the Islam we call to the
clock of the navies of Salaam
We call to the behavior of the Navy Salah. We call to the message that Muhammad sallahu wa salam growth.
And so it is the message that is important.
That clip the other day somebody was saying that
you know Nafisa, Salam Anissa, salam, Islam doesn't lie in the shortness of the pants, for the legs of the beard.
That is not all that the name is Hassan burrator us with an emphasis on brought to us, his character, his facility. For example,
the Navy salatu salam, that is he shall not be it was he shall not wearing his pants in a particular position.
And so many of his other students, but his greatest knows what he practiced. And she said the lady said one of the practices of the Navy so solemn was one of his great universities to help his wife eat at home.
But if you tell the man with a beard and the short pants, he must help his wife at home he says, Well, I don't have time. Kids are made to do in this time do you have more time
in the Navy, sir solemn head.
You had more time you fought battles, looked after so many wives looked after their own Nation of Islam. And you have you have you have you have more or less time than Nabi sallallahu wasallam. So, this message
of Muhammad sallahu wa sallam is not just a message or a personality, like other religions have a personality to them, it is about the personality, the message has been forgotten message have been completely forgotten, or the message has been changed to suit the personality.
kanakapura hasna we no longer refer to the knotty Odyssey. How does it refer to the NaVi Salome says the NaVi is the best of examples. That's what he says the best example. So it is the example of Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam that we that we must follow. And if we do not follow this, we will be humiliated in this world and the act.
If we fail to follow the prophets are allowed as a lump in his behavior, in his pattern of living, then we humiliate we will be humiliated in this world and in the act. This is the nature This is the nature of the contract that we have with allows for Hanwha
when we look at the Bani Israel
and of course we don't have a massage into the nice rock bunnies. And of course then after many profits within but Moosa was the first profit that was sent to the bunnies.
And it's incredible that musala salaam was never able to really
sanctify and purify the bunnies, right? They always fought with him, he could never even reach the promised land because they always had something that they were doing.
And this obeying the orders and the commands which are last given to them by musalla.
But they never managed to purify the Johanna the status of the edit in 13 years, in 13 years and
10 which is according to him 40 years 13 years, the flora and fauna, the periodic
nature of the B'nai Israel could never be removed. But then Absalom succeeded in the in converting the jelly
to the light of knowledge, and they became the leaders of humanity.
This is the power of Islam. And this is the power of the message of Islam and any deviation from this pattern is a deviation that will lead to disaster. And so when we follow the pattern of Muhammad sallahu wa salam.
Allah becomes omo Allah, Allah becomes omona.
Allah becomes what is what is the Mola Mola is, as in fact, as its opposite meanings, the same with has two meanings means master and slave.
One word one, it has completely opposite means it means Master, it means slave. Why does it mean master and slave at the same time?
Because when we submit ourselves to Allah, Allah becomes our master our molar and we become his Mona.
He becomes our master and we become a slave.
Only when we follow the pattern and personality and habits and behavior of Muhammad sallahu wa salam, of course, it is needless to say that we need to follow also and we have to follow the Quran that allows partners into us.
So, again, to re emphasize the summing up of the all of the
theology of Islam in the verse yeah Isla de la mano a to LA LA to the suit that sums up the theology of Islam to be obedient to Allah and His messenger that sums up the whole of Islam that sums up our attitude towards each other, our attitude towards our laws. And our attitude to the Dean of allows hydroton
has a human basis.
It has a basis in human relations.
Because that kalama there was a spouse by Mohammed Al Salam had to have a basis in human relations, as was what is our relationship to the world that we succeeded and that the nabasa salaam succeeded to convert the known world to Islam? What was it
what encapsulates that to read?
What in capsule is that to Hades,
a bother to law and sheet metal,
a bother to learn
these two issues, worship of Allah and the surface of man.
This is what is that is this is in the in the personality of Maha masala worship of Allah, and service of men.
And therefore, Islam stresses,
neighborliness, Islam stresses, how you should be with your neighbors, neighbors, meaning maybe 40 houses around you
are considered to be your neighbors. And the area school of thought was, which is andalusi and school of thought.
They call him zaharia by Mr. Medina, he started by Malabar Hill. They believe that they did. This is a practice that every night in Andalusia in Spain, we used to walk around the neighborhood and used to knock on the doors of 40 houses, asking what the people needed food or water to drink.
Because they believed in the literary value of the Hadith, that a Muslim must not satiate himself unless he knows that his neighbor is not going hungry,
and neighbor for them or 40 houses around them, irrespective of where they were Jewish, Christian or whatever nationality or ethnicity or religious affiliation may have they may have had.
That was the social Malou in which Islam prospered
and in which science developed.
And that is why they said that the colonialist had a very easy time in conquering Muslim lands, and they went to conquer Muslim dance. Why? Because Muslim society I mean, today we talk about multiculturalism. The West espouses multiculturalism, meaning we accept all kinds of people with all kinds of colors and ethnicities and religions into our societies.
But this is new in the west, south africa Lightroom and maybe 1000 years ago, less than 1000 years ago.
Before that they persecuted Christian persecuted their own kind of the non Catholics were not allowed in Europe at the time, they would burn them at the stake, burn him alive.
But the Islamic lands had this multiculturalism and because of this multiculturalism we had in Islamic lands, where everybody was Welcome to welcome Christians welcome.
They served in the in the in the in the course of the full time.
They will employ the scientists as translators. They love door to door next door, they will never next door neighbors to Muslims. And because of that, because they had trade relationships with all their neighbors, including the neighboring countries and neighboring lands, they
did not emphasize their military defenses. And because they didn't emphasize their military defenses, the colonialists own opportunity to invade and colonize Muslim lands.
So those people who continuously say that we are intolerant, who continuously have to do something to show that Muslims are this great people who love their neighbors, and it's kind to mankind, I want to celebrate everybody's Christmas and everybody's birthday, and everybody and loves everybody somehow No, this is not true. We have we have a totally completely misunderstanding of our faith.
I mean, what what is the point in
celebrating Christmas from a Muslim theological point of view.
Because again, as I said, we take it back to the Quran and Sunnah.
We say to them that we have a surah in the Quran called Maria
and we say to them, we'd like to tell you about this
Of course we make the terrible assumption and presumption that they don't know about it. That they don't know that Muslims say that the ISA was a prophet of Allah.
We live in this country Subhan Allah we we have internet, we have Muslims and Christians living Joe to Joe. Yet we assumed that oh, you know, do you know that we're sort of you know, that was his belief that he saw
Yes, this is the big difference. Muslims believe that he was a prophet of Allah.
So when we when we say to them, we want to celebrate your Christmas with what do they think? What do they think they think, Oh, these Muslims are celebrating our Jesus fact they call him Jesus. They therefore answers but when they call us they call they they say we they call us they call us. They call us to Jesus.
The Muslims are calling us to Jesus.
Now, what what Jesus are they calling us to
the Christian who now assume that is calling us to the digital Jesus which they believe in? And what is the Jesus which they believe in? About which Allah What What does Allah say about the Jesus in the Quran?
In surah Medina, what does Allah say?
la caffarel la de la kalu.
In Allah sallallahu taala allows pharmacies, la casa de la Vina kalu those who say that, allies three and one of the three is allowed to Huntelaar they have blessed themed Allah
they have rejected allows Carlota say if we say that we we celebrate with you what what is that? What do you think gracing the other side gets about the celebration, they celebrating the Trinity with us they celebrating the birth of the Son of God, now follow with us.
Because they know that we don't believe like that they know that we believe
Jesus is a prophet of a loss.
And what is the greatest disservice that we're doing to ourselves? The greatest disservice we doing to ourselves when we do this is that we confuse our children.
Our children completely confuse
my father calling people to come to his mosque to celebrate Christmas.
What Christmas was Christmas, the Christmas of
the birth of Easter which we are not allowed to celebrate.
Or the birth of Jesus.
Which one the one that fourth out of the 30 or the one that was Abdullah or assuming
the Messenger of Allah and the slave of a mouse.
So if this continues, let's assume this continues. This is your this becomes now the next be die in this community. We celebrate Christmas
like the previous one. So
what do you think is gonna happen in 10 1520 years time your child is gonna come your daughter's gonna come with a Christian man on a
gonna say that. JOHN wants to get married to me. But he doesn't want to convert to Islam. Because he says you know, every, every Christmas he comes to the mosque, and he celebrates we you know, we want to we believe in Jesus he believes in Jesus is now I think on on the on the Facebook, not Facebook, Whatsapp that says Muslim says I love Jesus. And the Christian says I love Jesus. So now the challenge comes to do with Jesus, which is are we talking about? And you see the problem with our Oliver is in the leaders is that they don't make this distinction Christmas time. Other times they will say oh, you know the Trinity but now this time, they sideline the charity none. Nothing is said
about what Allah Subhana Allah says,
The revelation resources of Islam is disregarded.
But we shouldn't disregard it. Because we're not guilty of a crime. And we also disregard the fact that the Nabi sallallahu wasallam had
had a conversation as he baked with the Christians from Nigeria and who came from Nigeria.
And what happened at the end? He said to them, you know, he said he's a prophet of Allah. And they said, No, no, no, we can't accept that. Mohammed says Allah will accept everything. But Jesus Christ is what? He's a son of God. So eventually, they came to a head and what is the Navy officer nevison salam said, Okay. I will bring my whole family, my wife and all my children, and you bring all your families and I will put a curse on myself and my whole family if what I'm saying is alive
and I want you to put a curse on yourself.
Families, if what you say is the truth.
What did they say? They said, A Solomonic
Professor Sallam said, you don't accept that. They say, No, we won't. We're not gonna do that. At the time.
We live in peace and harmony, you don't accept it, go back to Nigeria and went back to Nigeria. And of course, like carried on in Medina as usual. So we don't have a problem with him believing the way they want to believe.
And if we go to the Buddha, oh, Elijah De Niro bakeable Hekmati will know it, Allah says, When you call them, don't call them to celebrate Christmas with you. That is something which I
call them Illa Sabina Arabic, call them to the way of your Lord
make Dawa to them about your Lord mcdow to them about the wonders of Allah. That is our duty. That's our job.
So now we confuse both the Christians and we confuse ourselves with that kind of that kind of talk last week again, just to link up a lot. It's good though this is good by the
again, the question of who theology do we follow?
Who sirata Mr. King do we follow?
And which kind of theology do we do we do we celebrate and which kind of theology do we foster in this community?
Now our ancestors, all the scholars that came before us, right up to Mohammed salatu salam clean the Sahaba literally, all of them.
All of them
made the Quran and the Sunnah, relevant,
meaningful and transformative in the societies in which they left
the Navy salam, the Sahaba that are buried in Mount Shasta all the great scholars, all the great leaders of Islam, three things they did with the Quran and Sunnah. The Quran Sunnah wasn't just the Quran and Sunnah. No, he did, he had a role, it had to be meaningful. It had to be relevant in Iran to transform society
is not and they live in those years in those areas far gone in the past, where these societies are totally different from our societies.
you use the Quran and Sunnah, to transform the societies at the time, they looked at these societies and they transformed those societies. And this is the challenge for us. The challenge for us is how to make our theology how Islam our Quran and Sunnah, relevant, meaningful and transformative in our society.
They didn't have the challenges we have today. In fact, we import the challenges and make it our challenges
which are bankrupt the challenges of things that we need to do to transform our society that we import all the ancient arguments of those areas, and we bring it here, and then we become divided amongst ourselves.
Yes, they lay down the indicators, they showed us the way to go. They showed us how to extract the law from the Quran and Sunnah and how to not go beyond the theology of Islam. But otherwise, we are left to ourselves
and young people today, every Muslim today, I think,
we just don't want to allow somehow there will be a figment of our imagination, something we think about we think about a lot.
We are conscious of Allah. No, we want to know that we can embrace and allows for how we can relate to and we can only do that if you understand our theology, if you understand the Quran, if you understand this. And this is one of the greatest challenges we have today. And that is why people can switch gods in their minds even Muslims do this.
You know, as a as a person who talks to a lot of people
and talk to people confidentially about problems and problem areas in their lives. And I talked a lot of psychologists
because of the distance that we are away from the Quran and Sunnah.
We create other
things that will stimulate us and spiritualize us.
Recently, somebody said, came to me and complained that
there is a guru of non Capetown who follows Nagisa
Muslim group, they found another reason
and they started like this, the leader will say, well, we following a visa. Eventually, Visa will speak to you directly.
And this particular person and now is not at the level where he
speaks to this person directly.
Because I'm sure you're aware that our people in the community also follows me Moosa and Abby fader and they say these people speak to them directly.
We not only alienated from our Prophet Muhammad Allah, Allah says Allah
We are now going back in time to previous prophets whose messages are all contained in the Quran, Volos.
Somebody sent me a clip yesterday from Victoria,
where these people were standing and making Vicar and meeting on drums. And there was a circle around a person standing in the middle and every person came to make to do to this person, even the cane stood in front of the person when they are made to do it. And this person will decide how long this person likes to do. And when he thought the person made long enough to do take it and put it in the person's head, and the person will get up and the next person will come.
and a comment that was made by the person sent me he says yes, you know these people say that this is the sujood of respect not of worship.
This is when you open the floodgates of Buddha disciples to your children, my children in this community.
This is a tsunami that is coming over us
And this is why it's important to teach our children the correct theology. I mean,
one of the biggest challenges we have today is our children going to tertiary institutions, mine and yours.
We have this problem of Do we believe in God we really believe in God, this is this is the this is the
the university contextual question
how do we resolve the question of does God exists? Which epistemology?
Or way of reasoning or understand do we use in order to understand and come to grips with? Does God Exist?
Now at a tertiary level at university level and level, our sons and daughters are confronted by science, science dominated, dominated there's nothing wrong with science, science is good.
Science is progress.
Science says lives
makes our lives easier. It's good for us most of it is good for us technology most of is good for us. Most of a lot of it is bad also.
But there is science of course and we scientism scientism is where
the epistemologies or the way of thinking is a worldview is that science is the answer to everything, there is nothing beyond the material world.
Beyond the material world, there is nothing.
And science obviously, as I say,
say we say there's nothing beyond them. If If at university level, they say there is nothing beyond the material world. He means that allows you to harden with Allah, they cannot pronounce a vertical knowledge because online is beyond the material world unless outside.
So our sons and daughters are they must know the difference. And you can't subject online competition laboratory you can't dissect, you can't empirically observe a loss from time. So science cannot declare that there is there is a God no, that there is not a god. They don't have the
tools to do that.
But it's important for us as parents to understand especially now I mean, I I look at you and I see, you know, this is a middle class community. Most most of your sons and daughters like mine were at university.
And they get confronted with this ideology, this kind of epistemology wherever they go. So it is important that we as a community Institute,
what they have in Switzerland, they are finishing schools in Switzerland, the finishing school, we need to institute
relevant, meaningful, transformative
get yours in the lives of our children who are going to university.
We need to bring the Quran to them in order to transform their thinking so that when they get to university, it'll not be something new to them. They'll be able to contract, they better audio artifacts. We need to make them memorize the most relevant verses of the Quran. In order to defend them and be a shield with them in the world that we love. We need to give them an instance
into the personality of the Navy. So a lot of into the habits and and and and, and and and worldview of the components and the resources we need to do that, to teach a person Arabic for one year is useless.
So well you know you're gonna go somewhere that's useless.
All the Arabs in the Middle East speak Arabic
and we know the situation there. Yes If you want to go on a five year three or four years, dedicate yourself
but a child will just come out of high school concentration in such a program should be on
working on answers to the challenges that young people face today.
And the challenges that young people face today are not the challenges faced by young people in the time of analysis are often
it means that if we have to really look at ourselves and relook at the areas of our theology, we should emphasize
and maybe we should emphasize more the attributes of the mercy of Allah
Kasama we are seen as a community that are not very merciful.
We must emphasize the forgiveness of Allah, we must also emphasize the Wrath of Allah, the intercom of Allah, the wisdom of Allah.
These are things that we must emphasize in the new programs, the new new syllabus that he was working for, even at high school level, even at primary school level or even a kindergarten level.
So that people will become
close to the reality of allows harmattan can only come closer, if you understand the Quran, or at least have an interview with the Quran says.
So, we need to do all this and not compromise out of heat. We must compromise our belief. In other words, when we compromise it must be principled compromise, not unprincipled compromise.
In the fifth, we have principal compromises, a man was choking to death, and he has nothing else to drink except wine, he can drink the wine in order for him not to die. Suddenly a man who's tied up on a chair and a gun is out of his head and somebody says drink the brandy drinks the perennial so they're Muslim.
But if somebody says Allah did not make one Haram, then he's not a Muslim anymore.
If somebody says that allies three is not a Muslim anymore
if somebody doubts the profit of amateurs, or non Muslim anymore, so there are principal compromises and there am principal compromises. And the idea of a
of a of an intermediary or a gateway should be to teach our children the theology of principled
compromises and presenting would you say fine, that's right. But yeah, when it comes to this, there's no compromise.
So how do we make the Quran transformative?
How do we make the Quran and the Sunnah real in our lives reality, not just that we read, and we explain, but because part of us part of the way we see the world that we confront the world with you, we love the world with it, we embrace the world with you. And the world embraces us as you're done in changing these past.
In other words, we need to ask ourselves
Very deep questions, very serious question. For example, what is shake in the modern world? What what a shield mean? in the world in which we live certainly doesn't mean worshipping idols. Nobody worship idols. So it can't mean that what does it really mean?
What are those things which may lead to cohesion in the modern world? Are they such things in the model has been the world has changed? began, for example? What does it mean in the modern world? What does it mean when people are practicing 1000 years ago practicing practicing that same thing now? Do we live in the same societies? Is our mother strong? Is those people the man was not? Was the society the thing? No, it wasn't
until the Allah Our duty is to look at the society in which we live. She had to do karate was a great Maliki scholar 1000 years ago in Cairo, in Egypt, and the big question at the time that arose was the permissibility of smoking a shisha
Question came, people smoker she she
says hello is a car. What do you think he did? went to study to cut all the books and holler and her arm and said, Yeah, well I met he asked analogy if you take wine and this and then you take the two together then this one talks kitchen that one intoxicates you therefore, both if
you didn't do this, what did you do? After all, that's an awesome job. That's what our him does. He says, Why am I taking the guitar? But the Kitab says, you know, what does he
know, he went to the villages with the ashes was smoked. He lived among the smokers saw the effects on them. So what happens to a minus smokes that she's then came back and then gave his first one.
has to be observant. He has to know what happens in his community, he must be able to afford that. So if we allow this what's gonna happen? If we allow this, this may be good to allow now, in the future? Are we going to leave all our problems that we have now to our children?
That's what we do we have the Shias in this community. I mentioned this in public.
It's a group of people that deny
of people like Abu Bakr, Omar, and Osman, and many others have just to mention one.
They become part of this community.
How do we deal with that phenomenon in the community as a community?
Or do we say,
living peace, leave at another 300 400 years time or two novels sorted out, and you know, how they're sorted out?
with many other issues,
where we need to be direct foresight, we need to look at it you can't say, Well, you know, it's not a problem, you know, just leave it, you can't leave it
out, forefathers didn't have this problem. Therefore, they didn't look at it, we have this problem in many issues that our forefathers had, which they didn't sort out which we still sit with, we still sit with two AIDS.
As an example, we still stick with it.
Because we become comfortable with this kind of, I know, there are differences, we're not a uniform or
we work towards the United oma. But there are things which I think we need
to as a community and because we have so many alama we have so many academically qualified, we have so many alama in fields and other than Islamic studies were in the field of science, in the field of medicine, in the field of technology in so many fields, and that is what allows policies that is why the verses were all in a very meaningful
the verse doesn't say and those in authority from amongst the Allah know, Allah says and those in authority from amongst all of you,
because you are multi skilled this woman will become a multi skilled on in every person with a skill should become part of the AMA.
Because he will give direction in the field in which he is qualified.
They have a question of fit arises in medicine, we can consult the consultant or the specialist in the medical field or in the technological field and so forth and so on. halaal has become such a big business we need to put up I mean we don't really have we don't have as a dedicated laboratory for example, to test products whether it's halala
if we add people have that kind of technological background in our own armor amongst our armor, that will become a reality sooner rather than later.
maternity hospitals for Muslim women only will be Muslim nurses Muslim gynecologist that kind of perspective only Muslims can have and the solution to that only Muslims can bring about but only Muslims were the only armor is based on the
not based on what I feel and how I feel. And I want this change has become to me.
And now my something is gonna get very cold if I get off this chair.
Progress will only come into our foresight if we make the deen, relevant,
intelligible and most important of all transformative.
And this transformation, my dear brothers and sisters can only come about if this is right.
This transformation only come about when the heart is in the right place. When the hottest thing
we know the art plays a very very major role.
Otherwise when the to hate when the fear of allies in the heart, not on the tongue on the eyes know the fear of Allah must be in the heart
and we must have the two prongs.
The two pronged social worldview, one is a barrier to light
to worship Allah alone and to serve humanity.
told me about the Quran
after reading Masood, you know the name really great for hobby. So hello, Abdullah numerous old one of the Abdullah's that are recognized to be of the Allah amongst the Sahaba
and that is not just a name. It is great status given to the the Abdullah Abdullah Omar who is suing others, all of the Luca says to me, Allah
the Sharia of Islam.
The theology Australia of Islam
is the food and sustenance of the heart. First of all, not so much of the mind works on the heart, because it cleanses the heart. It cleanses the heart to serve only Allah to be obedient only to Allah
and to show that obedience to Mohammed salah and to love Mohammed Salah Lawson, not his personality but what he came with the message that he brought. They turn on message there'll be out of the FTM What did he say? He said Abdullah messages in Kula DB in
such a beautiful thing he said, in Nicola, it been your headboard, and to Dubai. He said, Every host, what else he knows if somebody invites somebody, is it every host
loves his banquet to be attended every house when he invites people, he loves everybody to come to the banquet, we will wait for the volume or if you'd like people to come in to enjoy the food. Then he says, what do you do back to law here?
And he says, the bank would have alized
so just like you want people to attend your banquet, so alpha hunter loves you to attend his banquet, and his banquet is.
So that is the one part
the banquet of Allah. So if we don't attend the banquet of Allah, what happens? We will go hungry, spiritually, we are hungry, because spiritually we die
of spiritual hunger. And then of course,
I want to end up with a hadith isn't it? So a lot is
about us. as Muslims now we should be in the world. What is that we should we should guide us in the world. We should guide our relationship with others in the world, not only Muslims, but Christians and Jews and everybody else. There is a hadith. It's called the first Hadith. Hobbes is referred to as the first Hadith.
Why? Because it was the first Hadith that the Navy taught to a student who was learning Hadith.
And this hadith has come down to us in an unbroken chain in Bukhari and Muslim and all the other books
that are raha Moana, your hammer
it hammer mantle on their hammer home, your home common Manchester Okay, my father never use us on
our honeymoon, though those who show mercy. Those who show mercy. We talk about neighborliness we talk about other communities that we live with. But Nevelson says show mercy showed mercy to everybody or raha Muna yamamura man.
Those who show mercy the ramen will show mercy to them
the courage to start amongst ourselves to us, and then resulted
Professors show mercy, if you show mercy
he was in heaven will show mercy to you.
So that is the substantive social basis of our Islam. So we as Christians do not need to feel inferior, or go on bended knee or make spurious invitations to other religious groups in the community that we cannot fulfill ever. Because if you want to fulfill those invitations, you have to say, Yes, brother, I agree with your theology as well. And I'm part of your theology as well. You can't do that. But you can live in complete peace and harmony with everybody. And that is how Mohammed salatu salam lived. And that is what attracted
me when I was why were the only Jews in Medina, Christians in Medina
Why is it in the southern kingdom and I found
Tried to clear Jews there. But what are they doing? They're they're not from they were not from Medina, the Jews were from,
from the Macedonian coast, they lived there, they came from Egypt and they went into the promised land, what what did they do? What were they doing? They in Medina,
they were there because it was the Torah that was so specific about the coming of another prophet.
And the specific, specific activity of the Torah was that this prophet will come
in Medina. So they get the Medina, waiting for this prophet, because we know what happened, the city tells us that when the Prophet eventually came, they rejected him.
But that is how close we are to
other religious communities. And we've always been, I mean, we we're a melting pot in Cape Town, half of our when my great grandmother was a Christian, woman,
African woman and so, many of you are going to be proud of that dinner with the Irish grandmother, my grandfather is German and so forth and so on. We say this, I mean with, you know, with with joy, in fact, you know, that and this has been the melting pot. So I don't see the need, why we suddenly have become so defensive about it. We must live in the intellects in harmony with love and respect others. So now last Hanuman Sharla give that we, we, we we use. We studied the Quran and the Sunnah, in order for it to become relevant and transformative will alter illallah wa salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.