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Hello Ollie. When I was learning in Cerulean fusino Medina Maya de la philomel de la la, la la de la one a shadow La la la la la la, la la sharika wanna shadow? Mohammed and Ibiza hora solo salvaterra B was Salam O Allah he was he was heavy woman da da what he he Elijah Medina Medina, beloved brothers and sisters in Islam a Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
We continue with our
objective of our journey into the 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 Al 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 say, Well, now I'm going to gender.
That is not that is not the objective of Islam.
Jew objective of Islam,
because if that was your objective of Islam, that we should pray and fast and give us a kind of a hedge, then why us in the Quran, Allah could have sent one page
after page, one third of a page to say this, what do you do, and when you do this, you go to Jelena End of story.
But he had to send the Prophet
way to bring this book over 23 years. And 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
there was no fasting, there was no Hajj 30 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 the recognition of the oneness of Allah subhanaw taala and that we should worship none except allows
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 common and that they are divided which are done by people, communities, groups of people. They're not individually I've added the guise of communal responsibility.
So it's Salah.
Fasting of course is individual responsibility and Hajj Of course, again is a common responsibility. We heard also that this management of the world that we are given as Muslims
is his has been given over given too 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 and Muslims responsibilities three, one, to establish peace, happiness and justice on the world. To to make the world a prosperous world. Not a world, a skewed world like we have today. We're 2% of the world's population, or 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 you say, you know, we have so many dow dow this and Darla that that's when it's going to dow school and that one is making dow dow what what do you make now, for people to say la ilaha illAllah. There is no doubt.
There's no doubt Why not? Because it's our job to do job.
Giving that kind of hedaya is not job responsibility in our lives.
Buddha allows one that 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 light of acne
or a firebrand,
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 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 that Surah Baqarah tells us that we are we have to contend with three kinds of persons in the world. moutoku don't care for your own.
When I say that a class is important for us to know this. There are three classes of persons. The moutoku are those people
who live the deen
comes from the taqwa which means to be conscious of our last panel time, the second class of people at the coffee room.
Those who reject the wonders of our last panel time feathermoon, ethical
and unethical and of course,
are found everywhere.
Good Muslim and African Jewish, monarchical, Christian munafo, and Islam. There are two kinds of unethical monastic Dean for monastic philomel, of imamura. 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 he's arches.
Maybe, maybe not. Maybe there's a God, maybe there's not a god. Maybe I'll find out after I'm married. When I get to the other side. Maybe I'll find them. That's monoket 1511 daily believed. Then the monastics will ama
monastic in his relationships, and the property is gonna fix a lotta the signs of a moon Africa three is
when he speaks, he lies. Number two, why the awada?
When he makes a promise, he breaks his promise. What is that Amina Khan, 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 the magnetical and 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're lying.
Number two, don't make promises. And I say every week I've been saying this to you do not make promises
because you'll get the reputation that
he just says in Sharla or he just says so but he doesn't mean it. Sadly, when you are entrusted with something carry out the task. So you will end up to from somebody a screwdriver, shovel a pen
and you never give it back 20 years later the man comes into your garage and say
you never gave it back. broke your trust.
And of course the greatest trust that allows for how the law is placed upon you is
promises Sallam said the last word that he said
was Thailand was the tomb for Raja hoonah kalavati
The greatest thrust the last words when he was in his dying bed. 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 qualities 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 or Muslim.
And finally, allows mahanoy direct to 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 the cow has known. Allah didn't say to the angels, putting this band on the dounia. So you can mix Allison, I am going to teach him and gave him the tools to make the dunia good place to live in.
Allah gave it to the Jews. They failed in the responsibility Allah gave it to Ebrahim 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 second Jews of Soto Baqarah. We are allowed to have a harlot Allah 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 tala distinctive of the oma distinctiveness, they may use distinctiveness remember this distinctive oma, we don't like other people, you don't dislike them, we don't speak like them. We don't eat like them or owns or not like them.
We are just a distinctive people. Thirdly, all the commands and prohibitions that Allah has given is dependent on as being conscious of allows pinata.
Now last week, I said we came to look at some of the issues that allowes father speaks about in the second juice. The first is the changing of the Qibla
alswamitra season the Holy Quran surah one, verse 142.
meanness, man will love him and let him
unless he can rally
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 beta to Makkah.
This is the question, the Jews are very concerned.
Because while the Muslims are praying in the direction of basic mental models of Judaism, they were happy because they thought 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 small little changes
Qibla for purpose for the reason
that the Qibla will change 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 Mayan kalibo Allah. Allah says,
we have changed the Qibla. In order to know who of you will follow, follow the soul, and who of you will turn away from Hamad? Salallahu alaihe salam.
So some people may 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 brought him Elisa to slop, Melissa salon
after the demise of Ibrahim and his smile,
when the idol worshippers came to make the Kaaba, the place of veneration allows rather than change the Qibla to Jerusalem.
And now again allows,
Allah did that also, in order to test
or to distinguish the idol worshippers from the believers. In fact, when the Narcissus was in Makkah, he prayed towards Jerusalem. So Salaam, prayed in such a way that he stood by the Kaaba behind the Kaaba facing Jerusalem. But the Kaaba was between him and too slim. So he faced was the Kaaba in Jerusalem is always, always felt
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
make the law and then change the law and allows founder says about this man and sacrament 1809 it became in her Minami la Oh, Miss La La so I'm gonna say is, when we abrogate an instruction or a command,
we put in the place of a command, a seminar command or a beta command.
command was initially to pray towards Jerusalem and that command was abrogated. So the abrogating command and the abrogated command, the NASA is the 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 verse was revealed first which you have taken, you know which Hadees was came first which had it came second, it's a whole signs on its own the signs of illness.
So that this was in Qibla. The change of the caper 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 in everything we do.
We are commanded to be distinctive and we are distinctive. When Alphonse, Allah told 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 there are many people who 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 the 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 abuzz, they will tell you that the word wasa doesn't mean a middle America What is it middle mama can be offensive
could be oh man either this way neither that way. The word was it means the best. It means the most just so in other words, omelet says you are a
omata nasaka you know the middle oma You are a just oma and you are the best form of quantum theory
of reject leanness, you're the best or method resin
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 an oma that turns
the other cheek. No.
We are not our own mother turned the other cheek. Where no mother 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 Oh, so here.
We are an own mother know how to defend ourselves.
And we read over the district on the law of laws. How do we learn about this later? But also we learned that in this distinctiveness, remember our father 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 in the Safa world, Marotta minchah illa
Tamara ferrata had a Mima woman totowa Hara in the LA Shakira.
In this verse, Allah also talks about
Safa and Marwa
and allows formula says if a person goes for height or makes Amara he has to make same between Safa and Marwa
when the companions were commanded to make this, say between Safa and Marwa
they were not very happy.
Why were they not happy? They weren't happy because the
idol worshipers had placed an either on Safar
called is off, and they place another idol on Morocco Nabila.
So now, the name of the one idol, and Assad was the name of the idle 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 Nava two people don't know Arabic. How do they know they don't know the history. Muslims don't know the deal. They don't read.
So they give the children all kinds of names, Persian names, Turkish names.
Indonesian 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
this common Allah say you must make suffer very much like savages suffer they were not very happy. They find it difficult. They found difficult to do this. Why? Because they are world traveler.
Last wonder commanded in the Quran for them to be a distinctive nation but the idea was is follow the
practice of the
what is the objective of this command of
why Allah subhanaw taala make this a part? Of course we know that Abraham's wife, Sarah and
has she had made disciples of Amala Sabo not pleased,
but the objective the divine objective was to tell the Sahaba that not everything that was done by eo is done by other people are wrong or 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 lomustine unfortunately, today, there's only a one way flow from west
of a non Muslim 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 with backsliding. We know that in 2030 years time, we will be so weak in our DNA it will it will be unimaginable. unimaginable.
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 question.
How many of your children
were already in high school can read the Tasha hood from beginning to end at Mercado Salvatori but
this is not 2012
we're not even talking about an Hadeeth an understanding of the Quran. Why?
we have not invested
in our deal. 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 not everything comes from the west in fact we're very dependent on them for a lot of our technology and a lot a lot of knowledge that we have, we're very dependent on them.
The other important metric of Baccarat is that allows our tells us that the Reformation that it desires of Muslims, Muslim in all embracing reformation.
And one of the most beautiful verses of the Quran of sort of Baccarat 177, or last one that talks about the all encompassing nature of the deen all encompassing nature.
this hadith codici Allah talks about Salah Allah talks about when Allah will accept your Salah
Allah says in Nana acaba de sala tamiment kawada behati automatic while I'm
while I'm here beat Musudan Alamo city to the end of the hottie. Allah says I will accept a Salah first of the one who makes Allah in order to glorify and venerate me. That's the first condition
so what you did what is the purpose of your purpose of Salah is not to get out
or a good wife know
the objective that's
that you should ask after the Salah, but the objective of Salah itself is now way too suddenly from Santa Monica tiny Lila tala. The objective of Salah is absolute for the sake of Allah you can't say I'm making salad 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 services, it doesn't accept that Salah because Salah must be done absolutely and entirely
To gain the pleasure of a loss Hunter
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Salah must be made the first condition of acceptance is
to glorify Allah. That's why we say what do we say? Allahu Akbar
the first words in sunrise, a lot of the lighter Anna Lena tala.
inomata caboto 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 Han Allah says laser Mira and Tuvalu would you have come mashiki well 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 we're in a place where there's no we can't find the people a completely new direction usually
you can't say 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 in any direction
whether an airplane whether you're on a boat sooner Salah knuffel Sala we know that you're 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're not 22 and a half quarter degrees north.
East and the middle of the magic out one quarter degree then I'm not gonna pray 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 2012. According to Greece, we're right across the Kaaba be 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 does not the car but he possibly
had to be the car owner Salas I think would be gone.
I don't think anybody I can guarantee that he's praying directly towards the karma.
So what is the righteous person?
a righteous person? Yes, Allah man. Am I gonna be laggy Holloman Air Force two believes in Allah on the day of piano. And I've said this before.
And this is a value laden statement. And Allah says, belief and belief in the earth. These are value laden statements. What does that mean? It means that that person attaches more value to his email and his ASCII rather than to the work that he has, and the children that he has, and the house that he has, and the profession that he practices.
He is he will do more for his belief, and is that for all the things together?
Walmart believes in angels. He believes in the books, he believes in the prophets who are called Malala hubby 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 today for 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 wall hobby. Out of left allows pinata.
It's an expression of love. mention 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 bigger 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.
That will Karbala says give love to your family first.
While he uttama and we always reverse the family. We never think of
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 other people. Although in every hudy in every verse in the Quran, Allah says, when you can give you first look around and find your family
then you then they uttama then you often say what the off? Nope, your family is very important in the office. Allah says so. I'm not saying
why. Because if every man looks after his family, there'd be no dolphins to look after
dinner poor people look after one second, then comes the poor. Lastly, what needs to be done the traveler was elite and those who ask
welfare recover those knowledge, worker masala then comes the Salah. See, waste salasar comes after
then being charitable, generous. Then after it comes along, as Mr. Lawrence was saying, the generous man he saw as accepted.
Why then comes What?
Then comes the social relations, where Allah says if you make a contract with somebody, if you make a promise to somebody,
if you're entrusted with a trust, you should carry out that just wasabi and
then comes the oil of life, then which is the engine of life?
What is that? Patience? Sabri patience, Allah says, In good times and bad times.
And what is this all Omar say this would 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 your where would you go?
If you have lots of money, I have a business where you go, you know, you go to your accountant and
tell him well,
Mister, whatever his name is, once the tax money you have to work out for me, and you have to agree on exactly. I'm not going to pay the tax man a cent 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 say now this let's see how much money
What are we doing with duck? And I say well, Chef, you know is my house a car double is my car. socketable is my wife jewelry, she weighs it socketable because if she weighs it, you know that's
you yawei deducted and all the data I have in my audit is more than my my my if I have a million Rand 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
But then you have to constrain explain to a loss of the of kiama that you're the million and the bank needed basica.
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 wasabi, those who are patient,
like and Lavina sada.
Allah says, So who are the true for people? And levena Sadako? Who are the first note 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 near that your family.
Very important. First comes your family, then comes the often then only comes the poor, they come third in line
because there'll be no poor people who look 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 sold commonly by the giving of of Zika
so I lost my hotel again.
Brings us in the second Surah Baqarah.
To the changing of the Qibla where distinctive oma we are not an imitative, imitative oma. We are not ordered on Machado know we have our own Qibla
we have our own book on profit.
Secondly, we have a balance in our distinctiveness. Sadly
facing a particular direction is not everything.
So allows Mohan tala The sooner we can establish his obedience to Allah distinctiveness were distinct oma when he was in Egypt that time
the other chefs 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 of the aza would not be allowed to leave the salada. Why? Because they don't ever be including myself, of course.
So I used to ask my teachers, you know, there hasn't been a great should not wear a beard, you know, to Christian. Why don't you idiot?
They said because
the Coptic priests of Egypt may already be geared to someone
so distinct to make a clear distinction because they all look the same and speak the same language. To make a clear distinction, the answer is shapes that don't maybe it's 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 100 demands of Muslims even in their deaths.
So in the time of the levees are solemn.
At that time the Jews didn't cultivate the beard and prophets Islam actually do the opposite. They prayed to Jerusalem. Everything was done to make the Mohammed Salim stand out. And of course these became the Sunnah of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
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 a religion of this world. What are the words in the after?
If we looked at the last quarter of sorts of Baccarat
allows father now what is Allah now do Allah now gives us the commandments. First command Allah gives is the command
concerning criminal law.
You already know mano katiba Allah,
Allah talks about Firstly, how to deal with a murderer
it's very important Listen, 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 you must be put to death doesn't exist.
So what does exist?
If you go to
verse 178, of swords, Allah explains Alhamdulillah says,
Oh, you people who believe
equality is described in case of murder.
And the whole Robin Hood re
a free person for a free person, while aberdovey lab the slave for the slave.
It's over the total loss on the seas.
But when it comes to taking the life of the mother, what is our last atlases? What are the last I'm gonna say Alhamdulillah gives a choice to the family of the victim.
And what is the choice given to the family of the victim? two choices
in the turbulence of Africa the death penalty if the court
had given them and day three death penalty for the person to be
the president of the republic had the right
to do what what's the word?
Yeah, what is the word
There's another word pot but Parliament's a good word. They say prison could pardon him and give him life sentence isn't a 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 President going to do with a victim stamp? 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 Dr. In fact, blood men is a very bad word. The Jew wrote the 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 wasallam makes subtle compensation money if the family wants to compensation,
that then that the murderer would not go to jail. If the family says you must pay compensation, the murderer 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 agrichemicals today would be equal to the money of 100
cars that was the value of the camel in the time of Muhammad Palazzolo.
If we take a father away, a breadwinner you take of son away, or you take a wife away, you take a mother away, then that is the compensation. That's why Islam is the time presents.
You don't have the luxury of going to jail and be given a free meal and a free sell 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 ever give him then only when he put to death. But inflation is an Islam. All we do is chop 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 bring in to compensate you stole from this man, what did you steal to the value of so much you get yourself a job you pay this man back?
It's such 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 behind the law then.
So why why why did Allah now in the final part of Surah Baqarah.
First of a criminal law, then inheritance, which is totally different from
murder, then fasting makuta Allah camassia because allows us telling us
this Deen consists of everything
you need if you look at other religions, the Buddhist for example to the image, peace to the world peace everybody, you know make peace peace, don't don't fight somebody takes your breath away. Don't just say yes, you should just say yes.
Islam says no, Islam is a very balanced deal. And allows founder says that everything is based on God consciousness on taqwa. For example. Allah talks about murder, Allah says,
Allah, Allah, Allah says,
will when you take a life for a life in case there is no partner,
then it gives life by taking the life of the mercury you are giving life. Now what does that mean?
leconfield higher 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.
Because that means you're going to get better again. So I'm going to kill 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
of being in charge of the world, requires obedient followers, that obedient to secular powers and the sacred 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 in a way 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 greatest 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 God 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 zakaah come to play soccer.
Hajj comes near I can afford to go for Hajj.
And brilliantly. We think once we fulfilled hearts, that's another road. That's it.
Now I just cruise along adult mode comes along.
And hopefully when mode comes I will say Laila Illallah and prophesy to emphasis 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? No.
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 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, East 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?
Allah, Allah says in the Quran, about other people in the world, by the environment, which we should become involved, how socially responsible now last one, there's gonna talk to us in the last part of MACRA, about social responsibility.
And these are the, these are not things that is so not in the book of Hades, where we can say well, maybe that's a weak No, the Quran is not a book of Hadith. The Quran is a book of commandments from Allah itself, from Allah itself. 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 seed 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 the raw.
So inshallah Allah Subhan 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 our search in Surah Baqarah hopefully we will publish my notes and maybe we'll inshallah we will distribute it each Allah Allah Allah Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa Taala.