31 The Quraan A Catalyst For Change Part 4
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Hello Ollie. When are we learning in Cerulean fusino Medina Maya de la la la la la la la, la la, la la,
la la la la la la sharika when a shadow Mohammed the Navajo Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallahu alayhi wa early he was heavy woman da da what he he Hilario Medina Medina. Brothers and sisters in Islam. Assalamu aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
We continue with our
objective of our journey into the Holy Quran.
And just to recap, what we spoke about the last three weeks in two minutes, is that we said that every chapter of the Quran has a header first an objective.
And the objective of Surah Baqarah is to grant men,
the management of the world
which tells us a lot of things, it tells us that Muslims have not
been placed on the dunya to make Salah too fast to give us a car to go for Hajj.
And then several now I'm going to agenda.
That is not that is not the objective of Islam,
g objective of Islam.
Because if that was the objective of Islam, that we should pray and fast and give us a kind of a Hodge device in the Quran. Allah could have seen one page,
half a page, one third of a page to say, this is what you do. And when you do this, you'll get the general End of story.
But he had to send the Prophet
way to bring this book over 23 years, when as I say to you already from the beginning, that in the first 13 years of the mission of Mohammed Salah Salaam there was no Salah
there was no Zakah there was no fasting, there was no Hajj 13 years, meaning the majority of the years of prophethood
there was no idea that
there was only the building of a man to heed and recognition of the oneness of Allah subhanaw taala and that we should worship none except the last part of
all the EBI that became law only in Medina after the navvy sauce Allah made made hegira from Mecca to Medina. It also tells us that these
are communists that they are divided which are done by people, communities, groups of people. They're not individually divided, the guise of communal responsibility.
So is Salah.
Fasting of course is individual responsibility and Hajj Of course, again is a communal responsibility. We heard also that this management of the world that we are given as Muslims
is has been given over given to many nations before us. It was given
to persons and nations and allows what Allah tala when he created Adam, the first thing he said to Adam in the company of the angels.
He said to them, that I am going to put my representative on the earth.
And his responsibilities will be three things, Muslims responsibilities, three, one, to establish peace, happiness and justice around the world, to to make the world a prosperous world, not the world, the skewed world like we have today, we're 2% of the world's population are the stinking rich, and the other 98% are not so rich, and half the world's population living in poverty, less than $2 a day that is not a good manager. That is not good management of the world. And sadly, a lot of swag that has put us here
for us to guide the rest of humanity
not just to give you an hour as we say, you know you have so many dolla dolla this and dollar that that's when it's going to Dallas school and that one is making dolla dolla for what what do you make now, for people to say la ilaha illa Allah, there is no doubt.
There's no doubt Why not? Because it's our job to do job.
Giving that kind of hedaya it's not job responsibility. In Nevada law. You
The last one that I says, guidance is our job.
What is your job? Your job is to create an environment that will automatically make people want to become Muslim.
Not through a plight of acne
or a five ran,
or old pants for a job. No, no, no, no. That's why we failed.
Because we think we can buy people's loyalty to Islam.
We want to do our work for him, you can do all this work if Allah decides this man is not going to be Muslim,
that's our decision. Our job is to create a world like this,
which will attract people towards Islam. So our job then is to guide people to the goodness of Islam, to the beauty of Islam to the good character that Muslims have.
And the Quran makes it clear to Surah Baqarah tells us that we are we have to contend with three kinds of persons in the world. moroccon caffi rune
una Chico classes important for us to know this. There are three classes of persons. The moutoku are those people
who love the deen
comes from the taqwa which means to be conscious of our laws that are the second class of people at the coffee room.
Those who reject the wonders of our last panel that are the moon Africa
and the moon as a cone, of course,
are found everywhere. Good Muslim and African Jewish men African, Christian Muna, African, and Islam, the two kinds of unethical monastic Dean for monastic philomel, often muhammara, monastic Dean, the monastic in the Dean of the hypocrite in the dean is the one who says La ilaha illAllah with his tongue, but his arches.
Maybe, maybe not, maybe there's a God, maybe there's not a god, maybe I'll find that after I'm married. When I get to the other side. Maybe I'll find out, that's munafo. 15 he doesn't really believe. Then the monastics villamagna
who now think in his relationships, and the Prophet said
to monastics elata the signs of a moon Africa, three is
when he speaks, he lies. Number two, why the awada Athletica? When he makes a promise, he breaks his promise. What is that to Mina? Han? When he is entrusted with a responsibility when Amarna he breaks his trust.
So the first
the three first bridges, you have to cross my dear brothers and sisters, not to be part of the bonacci cone.
Because we know that there is no
there is no forgiveness for them on the depth.
First is, we should stop telling lies.
This is for everybody for me for you. Stop telling lies.
It has become so easy. People just tell lies without blinking an eye, they will tell lies.
And we bring up our children like that.
And we should tell ourselves, we should try and inculcate in ourselves a habit. rather keep quiet. If you know you're going to say tell a nice, smile, keep quiet. Don't say anything. Because if you say one line, you have to say another one and another one and another one and another one until they no more left. And the person knows that you lie.
Number two, don't make promises. And I say every week I've been saying this to you do not make promises.
Because you will get the reputation that
he just says in sha Allah or he just says so but he doesn't mean it. Thirdly, when you entrusted with something carry out the trust, so you lend the tool from somebody, a screwdriver, shovel, a pen,
and you never give it back. 20 years later, the man comes into your garage and say, Have
you ever came back broke your trust
and of course the greatest trust that allows for how the law is placed upon you is
Professor solemn said the last word that he said
was the Helen was diallel to furuya hoonah kalavati
amanatullah the greatest stress
The last words when he was in his dying bear with his last breath, he said, to move on IBM anatella. You took your wives as a trust from Allah.
The greatest trust given to a man is the trust of his wife.
And allow SWOT analysis by accepting that trust allows for how that made them halaal for you.
So those are the three classes of people that will find in the world. So if you find a man who lies
then we look at what Nafisa Salam said, if you find a man who makes promises and doesn't break his promise, or never fulfills his promise, we know you're dealing with. If you find a man that is untrustworthy, then you know you'll be dealing with because sotto Baqarah introduces these classes of people to us. And the most dangerous quality that the President can have is to be a materialist
is to spend his whole life in the accumulation of wealth.
Without the objective of using that wealth to make the world a better place for all of humanity. Be Christian, Jew Muslim,
and finally, allows behind what Allah taught Adam
right in the beginning, gave him the tools to run the world, gave them gave him the technology, the know how to run the world. There was no talk of Salah as a cow has no, Allah didn't say to the angels, putting this ban on the dunya so you can mix Alison, I am going to teach him and gave him the tools to make the dunya good place to live in.
Allah gave it to the Jews. They failed in the responsibility Allah gave it to Ibrahim isotta salaam, he succeeded admirably in establishing the deen of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Now, that was what happened in the last three weeks. And I say today, we are going to continue and we're going to look at the second chapter.
second chapter which is the second Jews of Soto Baqarah we are allowed to bahala tala gives us all the commands and prohibitions
which every nation has to commit to, in order to carry the mantle of management. What are those things that Allah say do and what are those things Allah says don't do. And if you do these things, and don't do the other things, you will become the managers of the world.
All these commandments and all these prohibitions are connected to three things, obedience to Allah kokkola distinctive of the oma distinctiveness to my use distinctiveness remember this distinctive oma, we don't like other people, you don't dress like that we don't speak like them. We don't eat like them, our owns are not like them. We are just a distinctive people. Thirdly, all the commands and prohibitions that Allah has given is dependent on us being conscious of allows pinata.
Now last week, I said we came to look at some of the issues that allows father speaks about in the second juice. The first is the changing of the Qibla
allows so I'm gonna say sing the Holy Quran surah one, verse 142, sutra Baqarah
say all sufa
minuteness men will love him and let him
unless he can
allow them allows for hunger says and the ignorant people. The Jews of Medina asked the question
Who told the Muslims to change the Qibla from the Kaaba from Bay tomadas to Makkah.
This is the question the Jews are very concerned.
Because while the Muslims are praying in the direction of basil, Basil MacArthur's of Judaism they were happy, because they said well, they following us.
The Muslims are following us. The Muslims are subordinate to us. The Muslims are imitating us in the direction of our worship.
And we know that Allah has made this Omi distinct.
So Allah subhanaw taala commences the second chapter by changing the Qibla
Why do you allow us to change the Qibla for purpose for the reason
that the Qibla has changed for the first reason was to test
the obedience of the Muslim in wa jal Qibla. Atletico de la Illa Allah, Allah May, Allah told me my and kalibo Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah says,
we have changed the Qibla. In order to know who of you will follow, follow the rules, and who have you will turn away from Mohammed Salallahu alaihe salam.
So some people might think was a very simple method to change the Qibla from Jerusalem to Makkah.
We know that the enemy is to venerate the Kaaba.
The Arabs, the machete cone, the idol worshippers there is a winner
since the time we Brahim allyssa to slump w Rahim Allah says Allah
after the demise of Ibrahim in his mind
when the idol worshippers came to make the Kaaba, the place of veneration, a loss organization change the Qibla to Jerusalem.
And now again Allah.
Allah did that also in order to test
or to distinguish the idol worshipers from the believers. In fact, when the Navy says almost in Makkah, he prayed towards Jerusalem Nafisa Salaam, prayed in such a way that he stood by the Kaaba, behind the Kaaba facing Jerusalem. But not the Kaaba was between him and Islam, say face was the Kaaba in Jerusalem is always
to the Kaaba.
or this incident of the changing of the Qibla also starts and brings into focus
what is called in Islamic law,
the principle of ness,
repeal or annulment or nullification
There are many times when our laws were
made the law and then change the law and allows father says about this man and sacrament 1809 it became law without law. alswamitra says, when we abrogate an instruction or a command,
we put in the place of a command, a similar command or a better command.
So the command was initially to pray to Jerusalem and that command was abrogated. So at the abrogating command, and the abrogated command, the NASA is abrogating command
and the monsoon is the command which has been abrogated. So Jerusalem is the monsoon, it is that which has been abrogated nullified, repealed by the verse of the Holy Quran.
And this is the foundation of the understanding of the Quran. And we find a similar methodology in the Hadith with an emphasis on first gave a command, then repeated the command and put another command in place of that command.
And this is a science on its own, because you need to know which words was revealed first, which we have taken, you know, which had either what came first which had it came second, it's a whole science on its own the signs of illness.
So that this was in Qibla. The change of the paper brings us to our notice.
So just as I said last week, very distinct of oma in the evening the use of our language, and I brought this to the attention of young people that you should try not to emulate
the waist in everything they say and everything they do.
We are commanded to be distinctive and we are distinctive, which allows us not to face Jerusalem but to face the Kaaba.
The question is,
if we say to find Jerusalem, the question would have arisen, how can a nation be selected to be the CEOs of the world?
To be the managers of the world
without being distinct from others? How can a follower or an imitator be responsible for the world cannot be
That is what allows 100 has made us a distinctive nation.
And so many people, when they look in the Quran and read the Quran,
they sometimes read into the Quran what is not in the Quran. For example
many people use today the word was a three year old.
Scholars Allah, we have conferences about where a middle nation we follow the middle path.
But if you read the commentaries of the words
in the commentaries for example of
many of the scholars that can be a boss they will tell you that the word wasa doesn't mean a middle Omar because what is it middle Mama Mama? Mama
Mama neither this way neither that way. The word was that means the best oma, it means the most just so in our world songwriters, you are a
omata nasaka you know the middle oma, you are a just oma and you are the best quantum
of reject leanness, you're the best Omar that is a reason
for the guidance of mankind because this oma is also oma that makes Jihad
This is also an oma that is tolerant.
This is also an oma that is generous.
depending on the circumstances. We are not owned by the guns that the other cheek knew.
We are not our own mother turned the other cheek. We are an oma that is somebody smacks you on your cheek.
And now we should respect you on your left cheek you catch his hand.
Don't say okay, now smack me also here.
We are an old mother know how to defend ourselves.
And we read over the district on the law of laws have we learned about this later? But also we learned that in this distinctiveness, remember our formula changed the Qibla
that the Jews followed and he changed it from Jerusalem to Makkah
doesn't mean everything to change doesn't mean everything should be different. No, they should be moderation in distinctiveness you will see what the last on the last one that it says against
the second quarter of the second chapter Allah says enough Safa. wolmar water minchah illa VEDA Tamara ferrata had a Mima woman totowa Hara in the LA Shakira.
In this verse, Allah also talks about
safa and marwah.
And allows formula says if a person goes for height, or makes Amara, he has to make say, between Safa and Marwa
when the companions were commanded to make this say between suffer in lava
they were not very happy
Why were they not happy? They weren't happy because the
idol worshipers had placed an either on Safa
call called is off, and it plays another idol on Morocco. Nabila.
So now the name of the one idol, and Esau was the name of the other idol and what is some people give the children these names?
I don't blame the parents. I blame the mom who gives the name.
Parents and the parents don't know nyla was a was a goddess at Surah miroir two people don't know Arabic How do they know they don't know the history Muslims don't know the deen they don't read.
So they give their children all kinds of names. Persian names Turkish names.
nation names all kinds of strange names and I you you do it. Well I tell you all the time Don't do it.
So when is hava
discovered Allah say you must make suffer. We must like savages suffer they were not very happy. They find it difficult. They found difficult to do this. Why? Because they are world traveler. What is our last wonder commodity in the Quran for them to be a distinctive nation but Allah says follow the
practice of the idol worships
What is the objective of this command of our last panel? Why Allah subhanaw taala make this a part of course we know that Abraham's wife, Sarah and
Hodges, she had made the sadness of Amala Sabo not pleased,
but the objective the divine objective was to tell the Sahaba that not everything that was done by your is done by other people around objectionable,
not everything done in the West is objective objectionable, not everything done by non Muslims objectionable, no, not everything.
One has to be selective in what you take from the west. One has to be selective what you take from the non Muslim unfortunately today, there's only a one way flow from west
of a non Muslim to Muslim
because we have, we have loss of management ability of the world.
I mean, we value this Deen of Islam we say we value this thing. And we know we backsliding. We know that in 2030 years time, we will be so weak in our DNA it will it will be unimaginable and imaginable.
I want to give a very simple example. The simple example how many of your children know what to say when the end of the toilet?
How many of you children know what to say when they come out of the toilet.
Ask them when you go home.
It's a very simple piece of
how many of your children
were already in high school can read the Tasha hood from beginning to end at the Hyatt all mercato Salvatori but
this is not 2012
we're not even talking about faith and Hadeeth an understanding of the Quran Why?
we have not invested
in our Deen we have not invested in research of the DEA.
We have not invested anything
as far as the development of Islam is concerned.
So our last one that tells us that everything comes from the west in fact we are very dependent on them for a lot of our technology and a lot a lot of knowledge that we have, they're very dependent on them.
The other important metric of Baccarat is that allows our tells us that the Reformation that he desires of Muslims must be an all embracing reformation.
And one of the most beautiful verses of the Quran of circle back to 177. Our last founder talks about the all encompassing nature of the deen all encompassing nature.
this hadith talks about Salah Allah talks about when Allah will accept your Salah
Allah says in acaba de sala tamiment Avada, Bihar the ultimate wollombi.
While I'm here big Musudan Allah Masha,
Allah says, I will accept the Salah first of the one who makes Allah in order to glorify and venerate me. That's the first condition
so what do you do? What is the purpose of your purpose of Salah is not to get out or wealth or a good wife No.
The objective that's
that you should ask after the Salah, but the objective of Salah itself is now way to suddenly from Santa Monica tiny live
the objective of Salah is absolute for the sake of Allah you can say I'm making sellout because I'm not feeling so well. I my headache was go away.
Balti, I'm excited because I'm unemployable. Allah give me a job. Bottom
line Job says he doesn't accept that Salah because Salah must be done absolutely and entirely to gain the place.
Our last Hunter
atacado sorta memento walga Bihari Almaty Salam has been made the first condition of acceptance is
to glorify Allah that's why we say what do we say? I love
the first words in sunrise a lot of the lighter Anna Lena tala
in a macabre samantabhadra
the second condition for the acceptance of your Salah is that you must not use your Salah to think oh, I pray therefore I'm better than so and so or better than so and so the manager thing like that. No Salah, although did save the Salah of a person who thinks that because it makes Allah is better than the next person
shouldn't be like that. So in this verse, Allah subhanaw taala tells us what is a good Muslim?
What is a good Muslim? and allows Allah says laser Mira and Tuvalu would you hakama cable machete cable mirkarimi Allah says to be a good Muslim to be a righteous Muslim is not just to turn your face to the east in the West
because we know that if you're in a place where there's no way you can find the people a company in any direction you use your HDR your confidence in well i think it's in that direction because the sun has come up there with this or that and you can put it we know of course that in sooner for if you're on travel and you're making Cinderella compare in any direction
whether an airplane whether you're on a boat sooner Salah Nepal Sala we know that you are in war, the war situation, you can also play in any direction. No problem. So last one that it says it is not your no the righteous just by facing people are very pedantic about these things. Oh, you know, it's 22 and a quarter degrees north.
East and the Qibla the matches are one quarter degree then I'm not gonna play in that Masjid. Now, Allah says, that is not righteousness. Is not that yes, of course he was praying the right direction. Remember, it is not the Kaaba is that people say 22 and a quarter degrees. We are right across the Kaaba, you praying right towards the Kaaba. But we knew that all the books tell us that people are not Kaaba. Qibla is direction.
It is north easterly, the North easterly direction is not the car but impossible for him
to be the karma, Ola Salas I think would be gone. I don't think anybody here can guarantee that he's praying directly towards the karma.
So what is the righteous person?
a righteous person says Allah man, um, and I believe he was
forced to believes in Allah on the day of karma. And I've said this before.
And this is a value laden statement. And Allah says, belief and belief in these are value laden statements. What does that mean? It means that that person attaches more value to his a man. And his is as he wrote into the work that he has, and the children that he has, and the house that he has, and the profession that he practices.
His he will do more for his belief, and is that for all the things together?
While he believes in angels, he believes in the books, he believes in the prophets of Allah, Allah, and his fans of his work out of love.
He spends of his wealth
out of love.
So, what is the motivation for charity
is the motivation for charity that you have an extra five grand in your pocket, so therefore you give it or you feel that you are rich man so you can give charity know the motivation to give charity is to give check out of love for
hobby hubie out of left of Laos, pinata
it's an expression of love. Imagine how beautiful the world will be. If everybody gives charity as an expression of love.
Imagine what a beautiful world we live in. So Pamela,
that you give to the beggar the same way that you give to your wife
that you give to the bigger the same you give to your daughter and your son, your mother and your father. The same heart, the same love the same respect.
The will of Allah says give love to your family first.
While he uttama and we always reverse the family. We never think of
Ramallah armor ruins
because they didn't want to go to school. They don't do that. Don't do that. And it's late every vacation. So I'm not going to help my family rather than other people. Although in every Hadi in every verse of the Quran Allah says, when you can give you first look around and find your family
then you then they uttama then you often see what the off know your family is very important in the office, Allah says, I'm not saying
why, because if every man looks after his family, there'd be no dolphins to look after.
Who people look after one second then comes the poor. Lastly, one nice idea then the traveler was elite and those who ask
welfare recover those who are in bondage. Waqar masala, then comes the Salah, see, waste, salasar comes after
then being charitable, generous, then after it comes along, as it allows, rather than saying the generous man he saw as accepted.
Why, then comes a while, via dm, while Mu funebre.
Then comes the social relations, where Allah says if you make a contact with somebody, if you make a promise to somebody,
if you're entrusted with a trust, you should carry out that just wasabi.
Roy, then comes the oil of life. That which all the engine of life.
What is that? Patience, slavery. Patience, Allah says, In good times and bad times.
And what is this all Omar say this word patient, see I mean, patient to carry out the laws of Allah.
patient to make your Salah patient to work at your soccer.
How many of us patient consider and work out how much we owe allows?
How much? How many of us? It is not text time, I'm sure those of you have lots of money to go to where would you go?
If you have lots of money, I have a business where you go, you know, you go to accounting, isn't it?
Tell him Well,
Mr. Wave His name is once the tax money you have to work out for me. And you have to work out exactly I'm not going to pay the tax man is 10 more than what I will in fact, I'm going to try to get money from him rather than give him money. But how many of us go to a calculator? And see now this let's see how much money
What are we doing with duck dive? say well, Chef, you know is my house the car double is my car The car trouble? Is my wife jewelry if she weighs it socketable because if she weighs it you know that's
your deductible. All the data I have in my data is more than my, my my if I have a million Rand in the bank, and I go for all those my wife and children, everybody else and I do everything. But my data is 2 million then must I play soccer? Well, technically not.
But then you have to explain to a lot of Deaf kiama that you had a million in the bank.
So what am I trying to say to you? I'm trying to say to you that yes,
it's a fine art. It's a commitment, it is a love that we have to do this for the sake of Allah. So Allah says, Well, savarin, those who are patient,
like and Lavina sada, what
Allah says, So who are the true for people?
Who are the first not that you turn to the left or to the right, or to the east or to the west? No, it is belief, a value laden belief in your faith and your after? It is to look after your family, your extended family.
Many people say my family is my wife and children. No.
That's not your family, your families, everybody that is connected to you by blood, no matter how far no matter how mean that your family
very important. First comes your family. Then comes the orphan. lady comes the poor, they come third in line, wellness savvy, because there'll be no poor people, everybody looks after the family. Then comes the traveler, then comes those who ask then comes those who are in trouble, trouble of debt, service and so on. And all these problems of course are solved commonly by the giving of of soccer.
So I lost my hotel again.
Brings us in the second Surah of so to Bukhara
to the changing of the Qibla we are distinctive oma we are not an imitator imitative oma. We are not supported on Machado know we have our own Qibla
we have our own book our own profit.
Secondly, we have a balance in our distinctiveness. Sadly,
facing a particular direction is not everything.
So allows for Huntelaar the suit of M establishes obedience to Allah distinctiveness were distinct from when I was in Egypt that time
as a chef to shave clean I mean you've seen them become your you know, that's when they're going to go to Durban and Joburg great scholars have the answer would not be allowed to leave the Salah there. Why? Because they don't ever be including myself, of course.
So I used to ask my teachers, you know, there hasn't been great sooner to wear a beard, you know, Christian? Why don't
they say because
the Coptic priests of Egypt, Morocco with a big beard.
So do you need distinct to make a clear distinction because they all look the same. They speak the same language. To make a clear distinction. The answer is chest and don't wear beards as a rule. Number two as a chef never wear black.
Why? Because the Coptic priests all wear beards and the way black.
those collars understood.
The command of distinctiveness that allows the demands of Muslims even in their deaths.
So in the time of the navvy salam
at that time, the Jews didn't cultivate the beard and prophets Islam actually do the opposite. They prayed to Jerusalem. So everything was done to make the Omar Mohammed Salim stand out. And of course these became the Sunnah of Mohammed Salah Allahu alayhi wa sallam.
So the vocabulary My dear brothers and sisters
of reforming the world
is a complete vocabulary. We are not just a spiritual religion, we are religion of this world. What are the words in the after?
If we look at the last quarter of Soto Baccarat
Allah Swaziland now what is Allah now do? Allah now gives us the commandments. First command Allah gives is the command
concerning criminal law.
Yo Latina Manu, Coulibaly kasasa Allah.
Allah talks about Firstly, how to deal with a murderer.
Very important lesson. How does Islam deal with a person who takes the life of another person
is very simple. In Islam is found guilty and in a chop his head off.
There is no
compulsory death penalty in Islam.
there is no mandatory death penalty in Islam.
There is no law in Islam which says if a man kills another man He must be put to death doesn't exist.
So what does exist?
If you go to
verse 178, of sort of mathematics explains a lot Angela says,
are you people who believe
equality is described in case of murder
and horrible history.
a free person for a free person, while aberdovey lab the slave for the slave.
It's over the tonal loss on the seas.
But when it comes to taking the life of the mother, what is our last atlases? What are the laws Congress allows montilla gives a choice to the family of the victim.
And what is the choice given to the family of the victim to choices
in the turbulence of Africa the death penalty if the court
had given them and day three days for the person to be
the president of the republic at the right.
To do what? What's the word?
Yeah, what is the word
pattern is another word parlin is a good word. The same person could pardon him and give him life sentence, isn't it? prisoner that nobody else could do that? But in Islam, Allah subhanaw taala given their right to the family, I mean, doesn't it make sense, isn't it?
What is the person going to do with a victim strap? What is the president he's got nothing to do with it what how does he make his decision, but the family can forgive number one, all the family can forgive and ask for the payment of blood money, of di In fact, black men is a very bad word that jewel wrote an article in the newspaper some time ago, on Sharia is continuously you use the word blood money.
But there's no such a word in Arabic is blood money. It's in fact, compensation money.
And the Prophet sallallahu ala max settled compensation money if the family wanted compensation,
that then that the mother would not go to jail. If the family says you must pay compensation, the mother has to go and work
and pay money over the three year period to the victims of the person that he killed. And the mount would be 100 camels. That's a man for taking a life.
And Angra camels today would be equal to the money of 100
because that was the value of the camel in the time of Muhammad Allah.
If we take a father away, a breadwinner, take of son away, or you take a wife away, you take a mother away, then that is the compensation. That's why in Islam is the time presents.
You have the luxury of going to jail and be given a free meal and a free cell and medical care.
And the votes by the way.
No, no, no, no, no. You had to go and walk and look after the family of the person that you killed.
The last option would be the family to refuse to say no we don't compensation we don't forgive him. Then only will he put to death. But the impression is and Islam all we do is chop off people's heads. We decide you killed him right fine. Take him away. No, no.
Even the Islam shows the mercy that it has. And it shows the balance that it has. And today the way she's talking about it they also talk about compensatory punishment. We don't send the man to jail. For example, if we stole from somebody who would bring to you you'd bring him to compensate you stole from this man What did you see to the value of so much you get yourself a job you pay this man back
it's a simple system. Such a beautiful system.
So that was the first thing first law was law of second was inheritance.
Third was the laws of worship.
So allows them
so why why why did Allah now in the final part of Surah Baqarah
first have a criminal law then inheritance which is totally different from
murder. Then fasting Elena makuta Dolly camassia because allows us telling us
this Deen consists of everything
you need to look at other religions the Buddhist for example to them it's peace to the world peace everybody, you know, make peace. Please don't don't fight. Somebody takes your breath away. Don't just say yes, you know, you should just say yes.
Islam says no, Islam is a very balanced deal. And allows what I'm gonna say is that everything is based on God consciousness on taqwa. For example. Allah talks about murder, Allah says,
Allah, Allah, Allah. Allah says,
when you take a life or a life in case there is no pardoner
then it gives life by taking the life of the mercury you are giving life. Now what does that mean?
in taking a life of lessons you are giving life, because if you take the murderer out of society, you give life to that society
My name is Dominic burger again.
And allows father says, Allah has made it like that. So that you might be conscious of the beauty of the law of our laws.
So, this program or this model of
khilafah, of being in charge of the world,
requires obedient followers, that obedient to secular powers and the secular dictates of a parliament or governor, obedient to Allah.
It requires a distinctive
not an imitative model,
not a subordinate model, but a distinctive model in order to lead the world. It requires taqwa, God consciousness, and in everything we do is required for us to have the objective of seeking the pleasure of Allah subhanaw taala.
So now we see how this Deen
And it's important for us to understand my dear brothers and sisters know when we can now see very clearly, that the Quran is not just a book to be read for Baraka.
We can see that in the very second chapter of the Quran Surah Baqarah. The great responsibility that Allah placed on the shoulders of the Sahaba and by implication,
allows other places same responsibility upon us.
And that responsibility is the responsibility of young people hear this
because we seem to have an idea of Islam that is incongruent to the what the Quran teaches is the idea of is our is our view of Islam. Let me tell you where this might be a new idea.
You read your column every night before you go and sleep.
Come to the gym every Friday.
Ramadan comes you fast Zakah comes to play soccer.
Hajj comes near can afford to go for Hajj
and brilliantly we think once you found huts, that's a another road. That's it.
Now I just cruise along I took note comes along.
And hopefully when it comes I will say Laila Illallah and prophecy Davis's lie lie low in desert straight to paradise. I'm looking forward to going to paradise
with this in the Quran.
Where does the Quran say that?
It says that you are halifa to live in New gi Luca Jain will fill out the halifa don't ignore you, young man are you? Well, my name is Mohammed and I'm a good Muslim, I don't take drugs and obedient to my parents. I'm not going to go to university, I'm going to become x. And when I become x, I'm going to get married. And I'm going to get house settled down in onibus is near my parents, so forth and so on. And light goes off
and above big walls around my house
to keep out all the thieves protect my family and services and that's life. So I carry on
until the end of the road and the rest of the world. What about what about the Quran, whatever Allah, Allah says in the Quran, about other people in the world, by the environment, whether we should become involved are socially responsible. Now last one there is going to talk to us in the last part of matter about social responsibility.
And these are the These are not things that is so now in the Quran is a book of Hadith, where we can say well, maybe that's a week No, the Quran is not a book of Hadith. The Quran is a book of commandments from aligning itself, from Allah Himself. So inshallah we are on this road of discovery as to what Allah requires from us in the Quran. And maybe inshallah, just maybe, I hope that somewhere the seat will drop.
Somewhere, someone will say, wow.
Allah gave this responsibility to us in a gathering in the greatest gathering that will ever exist, and that was the gathering of the angels.
They he passed the mantle of responsibility, he sidelined the angels. And he looked at me and he said,
You take this
Giving you the world you take it you run with it and I'm going to give you the Quran as your program as your model and you run with the world in terms of
inshallah Allah, Allah guide us. And I'd like you to
to read Surah Baqarah again and look at the themes that have explained the novalee inshallah, at the end of our
explanation of surah baqarah and are set in Surah Baqarah. Hopefully we will publish my notes and maybe we will, inshallah we will distribute it to Charla Lata alum Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah.