Channel: Faaik Gamieldien
From and African and South African Perspective
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the province and Sisters in Islam Assalamu alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh today's topic is how Islamic heritage
from an African and a South African perspective.
That's a big meeting but I had to think about something
to talk about today.
So we've also had the queen who passed away
and a lot has been said about that as well.
So what is His heritage that we talked about? It was a nice day when it was heritage day. Yesterday Michelle which is what date
In what is the Islamic day today?
No, no, no, no,
no, no, no. No, I want you to tell me what is the Islamic take what is Islamic month by the way? So fun. Next month is Molad month.
when he looks at the world, he looks at the world.
Already he looks at the world from a superior position
because Allah was hungry and guided him.
And if Allah does not guide him, no undercard. Allah. So Allah says in the Quran, to the Prophet sallallahu Sallam and he was the most Beloved of Allah subhanaw taala Allah says to him, Allah says in Nicoletta de mon wala kin Allah. Yeah, Dima Yeshua, Muhammad says, I love you very much.
And we know the love.
But Allah says, You cannot guide whom you will want to guide.
You cannot just say, Well, I'm the Prophet. So come here, let me guide you.
Allah says, You cannot guide whom you even love. When other people whom you love
in Allah, Allah guides me once. So if we sitting here and we thinking wow, you know, does that mean that we have been guided to Allah a greater gift than that you cannot create a gift than that great a bottle of Allah formula.
So when we sit and we look at the world we we should always try never
balanced idea though. We don't condemn
that which is outside of us.
Except of course people doing things which is an Islamic high the shear coup d'etat, whatever activities then we go quite harshly against our own fellow Muslims.
But if we look at the world, let's look at the queen for example, what she did and all the things people say about her that was colonialist, she did this she did that she did
that is the one half of the store.
Also people started by saying, you know, look at the privacy laws, you know, look at winter housing, because balance and that balance and that balance, you know, all this wastage of other people's money and you know, they live in luxury. People are starving people are suffering and they took away the people of India they took away the country, you know, took away the diamonds, the dignity and they came to Africa and they banned I mean, they unbind Islam in South Africa, in fact, but they came to colonize South Africa as well.
So this were colonized is a very big one. And also all the palaces there. Now, really, any Muslim was read his own history will find the greater palaces then they want to build the future. The best, and most some churches have palaces were built by the Muslims.
And the best one was built by a man by the name of Abdurahman said
there are three other hands here then we'll take the third one
so most of the Amanda said anybody knows
that Amanda said
racism, drama and the third was the son of war Alia
was more aware.
More Alia was it's a ha
above the NABI SallAllahu Sallam Elisa Salam. He was also one of the
persons who wrote the Quran you could read and write. So when the revelation came that he was one of the 40 scribes that wrote down the Quran eventually became leader of the cumbia dynasty based in
based in Syria, based in Damascus,
they built a dynasty. Therefore, there was a you know, there was a fallout with St. Holly. So he moved there and didn't want to go over there of the Philadelphia it declared itself.
Eventually, a deck came along and all his whole family was wiped out. Except for one person up there, Amanda said, and he ran away anyway, did you go to you went to
is that the extent of our knowledge of history?
This is such an important part of our history.
You went to andalas
handleless with respect.
And he established himself as the Emir of quarterback, and later became the king of quarterback.
So we also have kings in our in our history. We have bad ones and good drama was a good one. But what he built the most beautiful palace ever. It was only healed in Cordoba, Oakwood looking, what was called,
it was called The Big Valley. So this was, in fact, if you Google it, you will see that they they tend to read but there's actually not a it wasn't just a castle, it was a it was a small city that he built on the scene. And of course, the European used to come they you know, they unwashed faces and unwashed, whatever else they didn't wash and very gray looking people and they came there and they were amazed when they saw what this mannequin. They stood in awe of him and of course, also of Islam, because he was a very good Muslim
having been sent over Sahabi Muhammad sallallahu alayhi salatu salam So yes, we also had we can't say well, you know, Muslims don't live in a kind of opulence. Kumar, go to Saudi Arabia sell that.
Man lives in Saudi Arabia, the palaces, they got a parenting nearly every every dopey day in Saudi Arabia, every dog is it's a palace of the king palace of this king of that key.
So they also don't travel very rich, extremely richer than Cucuta queen can ever imagine. We have the same history. We have the same history of bad monarchs and good monarchs
and so forth and so on.
oppressing other people
taking their land, also guilty of
Arabs ran the slave trade on on the East African coastline. Back then the slave trade,
and before their time the ancestors that control the slave trade,
and up to 18 160, more or less. This is about 150 years ago.
Slaves were still traded in the open in Makkah.
girls from Africa, light skinned girls, dark skinned girls walker
can be sold in the market.
The base will go to Makkah, and then the rest would go to Medina. And then from there, they ship the race to Cairo.
I know, in West Africa,
it was mainly the British and the Europeans and the Americans that captured black Africans from the took them over to America and so forth and so on.
But the Eastern
Djibouti down, Somalia down, they even came right down to Mozambique.
In the slave trade.
Of course, Islam didn't outlaw slave slave slavery in the beginning, but eventually the Quran had late penalties whatever you do, you should safely free a slave to stand
as time goes on, but of course it was totally abused by the data DATA Act.
So there's a really there's a little bit of colonial colonial history closer to home.
year of the prophethood of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, Melissa salaam
maybe there were 100 Odd converts in Makkah.
And things really became very, very oppressive for the Muslims in the UK.
And the provinces
are there and we'll see but
Allah the Kerner going at our last hobby, he saw the calamity that was before and in his companion. We saw how Palau was put in the desert turn to put on his stomach. They were boycotted there to eat leaves. During the reign of the camel for water, they were completely cut off a boycott was, was instituted against the Muslims.
So the Prophet SAW Salem saying this, he said to the Sahaba
I want to advise those of you who cannot
endure the suffering anymore.
Did you should go to a place with his kin that oppresses nobody.
So far journey from Makkah, you've never been out of Makkah. Most of those companion prophets never let knock except for those who traded.
At the king of
Amazonia modern day.
That was the first teacher. It was the first
there were about 80 men who took part in the season.
I don't know the number of women that definitely was at men. Among them were great names.
Great names that we all know.
For example, Siddhartha man in the Athan and his wife was his wife
was he married to
a man married to
the daughter of Muhammad, the prophet is also sending his daughter into exile. Basically, his daughter was now going to become a refugee, reconcile his daughter become a refugee because
he also couldn't stand the oppression Jaffery
and we thought he will tell you that he was the word of the Prophet Salah Salem.
It was a cousin
and he had a distinction that only five people had during the lifetime of the Navy So Salah what is the distinction
what was in the things in a gaffer head, which only five people had
in the lifetime than a result?
Chocolate looked like the profit to be five people look like the profit.
And of course that means that he was an extremely handsome man,
And it was a rule that if you want to send somebody as your ambassador, or your spokesperson, Eric said that he was a very handsome man, both physically and in his face, and he was able to speak for you. So the prophets of salaam appointed Jaffa as the leader of the delegation
at men, the necklace most app even on layer was most accurate
I'm not sure about the glad tidings agenda. I know there were some other distinctions which he had
he was the first day the First Men poverty into Medina to preach Islam was a young man who served
then he was as a very aware
Okay, let's copy.
And Abdurrahman. I'm not gonna mention the old ATP for
we're gonna embarrass you that much. Okay. Abdul Rahman was a very special men use the richest Sahabi the richest
is wealth if you should be calculated today, because all the wealth didn't go
would be carried in Go. If it should be calculated, it will be more than $600 billion
we will think today they reach they don't have to be pious
money becomes your objective and the object of life
imagine the man having that kind of wealth from the
very generous yet three principles so we ask the question why did he become so rich? How did he of course he was the richest man in America first but when he left NACA to engage era where did the curiosity you made your money or did everything guy
go live everything? No, no nothing at all is well FBI. He went to Medina MTP no no Manning's book
but the three principles of threat of doing business number one
he traded only in cash
no loans no tomorrow no yesterday
and forehead is the good faith money.
Number two, he didn't keep stock
what does it mean? He didn't keep stock in order to sell it at a later date we'll get more money
what he had in his shop or the egg in his business, you'd sell it to this guy thermometer keep trying, you know and last time then maybe in two months time I can talk to Internet
by today so
number three is
the honest man, this bottle can you tell the person who buys it for me this is just ordinary water that string thing in there but comes from some spring in about I'm not telling me I'm sorry. I'm not saying it if
I'm saying it was a truth if there was a baby salsa clothing, whatever, there was something in there that was maybe was a tail or somebody who will tell the person who bargains
that is wrong with the item anything.
So, that was an he he was one of the persons prophets of salaam also said that he will go to
Musa also was
also a person that of course ottoman. So here was the illustrious group of people who went left the country to go to exam
when the Quran I'm going to
make the story a bit shorter. When the Croatia this. They were very upset what people live. And Natasha, the king of Ethiopia, welcome them. They living the Icelanders protection, food and security and they will get very jealous. So the courage came together? And they said no, we can't allow this. We have long relationship with a king of
Abyssinia and we know him very well. So we will pick two when two of you two young men will send to the king to tell the king to return them to us.
So they chose two men one was hammering last.
Last week I asked you what was it what was significant about Omri blouse? What did you say
what was the answer that that I gave you? What was his distinction?
he was the conqueror of Egypt, which led to the conquest of the whole of North Africa was a general Armenians very intelligent, brilliant strategist.
Yeah, he was not a Muslim yet.
Okay, so the Quran said the tool
so they purpose wasn't there to make it easier for the Muslims they do. The job was to submit stronger ties with Israelis
and not Israeli sorry
the better you could do between them in the Israelis
so they got paid with all the presence in your presence with because the king had a lot of a lot of generals and also
men of religion, bishops, they were very, they were they were very committed Christians feel
up to today Christians are very, very committed.
So when they got there, first thing they did was they gave presents to all the generals and
For the bishops they gave presents.
This was of course, to
to bribe them to agree with them, you know, crunch comes the old word for them
so they went to the king and they say to the king
there are some young people amongst us, some of they will first members of our faith of our religion in America. They left the faith of the great good fathers and grandfathers and great grandfather's
and now they have no faith they didn't go into your fake news because they're into obviously they say to the king, I know other facts they just faithfulness and a danger to your people. So we request you must please in the background.
So the king said alright, let's call them let's talk to know that
so the king call them and say to them, you have a delegation, yeah, man, this is what they say about you.
They say that you abandoned your faith.
And you did not accept my fate, which was Christianity, the king system to them. And thirdly, you didn't accept the Legion of anybody else. This is something new to me. I can't understand people didn't leave their faith and they don't adopt another faith.
Because it wasn't true.
So, you said whatever what do you have to say about this?
So who stepped forward? Was the spokesperson
the Prophet Jaffa refer to quote I can imagine these Muslims you can imagine the faces they just came from the presence of Muhammad Salah was the prophet ISIS
they were new Muslims. They were dressed in white so very impressive group of people to Jaffa step forward we said
yeah, you will Malik okay
look on the Abu
we worry people who worship idols
number two, we carry in your carry with me they don't slaughter.
We bury that girl children alive.
We are no time for our neighbor. Without in Reba you city.
Let's call it interest.
Allah subhanaw taala sent us a profit from amongst ourselves
and he taught us to obey and worship only one God.
He told us to be kind to our neighbors. He told us to be good to our parents. He told us not to eat that which is clean. Hello lumpy Heba. He told us how to pray and he was from amongst us
so we entered into his faith
so we can look to them
I looking safe is is that instead of new faith says yes. It's a new phrase called Islam
and the Prophet Stamford Mohammed and we follow him
so the king
looked and of course
you know it is when if given presents to everybody around the table
and so people started snorting you know snorting they think
you can gonna say what to say but you know the king was never gonna say the king said
he said what you saying
comes from the same source that ASA spoke from
and you say to those earnings you can stop now
but I want to tell you that I'm never going to release these people into your custody.
There will be under my care and I will look after them for as long as they are yeah
so that night, armory we last spoke to his friend with his with him and he said, you know,
we lost the first round.
But tomorrow I'm gonna give the killer blow.
I'm going to
see what he's gonna
say what you're going to do is I'm going to tell the king
that they say
Jesus is a SLAVE
TO JESUS regression.
So he should even do this to someone. So he went to the king the next day says, I just want to tell you
that they believe
that Jesus is a slave. A slave slave needs one thing in time slavery somebody has bought or subgraph in the works 24 hours a day for that person, slave.
So the things that really is said yes, so the king call them again the next day.
Okay, Kim said picking sacred data. This is the, this is what they say. They say that
you say that Jesus, the son of many is a slave.
That's how you believe is it true?
So Java SE forward.
What he did this time is
he read the first three verses of Surah
Maryam, which is the which surah in the Quran number.
Number 90 Surah number 19. It's a very important so I've been thinking for many years.
I think so many things for many years.
the verses of Surah Maria in a small little booklet form which will probably be four pages or five pages
and to distribute it to the Christian put it in the post boxes. Just to quote what the Quran says about another isa listeners as well.
Desert Korea, which is all mentioned in the New Testament, is all the profits of the New Testament.
I think it's so important to convey
the kind of way in which the Quran presents the ISA to the world, Jesus to the world, which is different from the way the Bible I mean, it's, it's, you can't compare how Allah Allah describes
the birth of nebulous and how the Bible describes
Christian reads that she
should cry when even when he reads it and he compares it with his own with Allah. So what is the first three verses? Is Laura Mannerheim the Quran Matthew, Rebecca, Abba, who Zachary
is no doubt a bony Dan coffee color a beanie Whannell Algemene was taller so Shaybah Well, I'm I couldn't be, he cannot be shattered.
So, as of course, he read it in a beautiful tone, it recited it.
And as he was reciting it,
the king started crying.
And he cried so much that his beard became wet with tears and all those bribed bishops standing, started crying, they were holding the book in their hands, the Bible and the crotch on the books became wet from the tears that they shed this listening to these verses of the holy.
So what are these verses say these verses talks about a lot farther it says
this is a recital
of the birth of your Lord the mercy of your
with with Allah speaking to Who is your Lord?
How much of
gonna say to the nurse or salah, these verses is a recital of what
the slave of Allah by the name of
Zakariya if not out of about it.
And it deals with
the secret dua to Allah you called Attala in secret
he called out to Allah
in secret crying at the door of allows
What did you want from Allah
What did you want? You want it this one is called a beam the one
he said Oh ALLAH
bye bye bones are in firm. Oh man.
bent over. Now the work was taller, so shaver and my hair is gray
Great. Well, I couldn't be dry Cara Bishop here. But he said, Oh ALLAH my lord, I've never come to you and not blessed
by my prayer that I asked you for.
Now, this genre of talking is, if you if you read any personal reads the Quran beautiful.
It's like a fancy, it's like a symphony.
But this king must have been so impressed because he can't read the Bible, like we read the Quran
for different kinds of reading,
it's a musical. It attacks you, even if you're non Muslim, the tone of the Quran up in the towns panel.
he listened to King listened.
then the king asked him, right, you have read that to me. But what do you say about Jesus?
And he said, first of all, Jesus is Abdullah, we didn't skip that part.
Can I say to him, you say that is? Yes. He said, Yes. He thought slave of man is
a knee, Abdullah, when his mother when his brother had him in the cradle, when our arms and people came in accused of having had an affair with a man and she gave birth to the Son. She didn't cheat. She couldn't what could you say? No? Would that be an answer for those people? No. She pointed to the visa.
And he spoke. And this What did he say, as a baby in the Abdullah in the army, I'm the slave of Allah. And he and Jaffa says to the king, and he also
he also was
ALLAH breed he his spirit into say, Dona Maria,
and he was conceived in the womb, and he gave birth to a virgin,
a virgin woman gave birth to him.
And you will be blessed the day that he was born,
blessed the day that he dies. Now Blessed are the days that bless you the day that you die, and bless be the day that he be raised up again.
So again, the
kidney got up, took a piece of wood gonna say what size it was stepped in front of Jaffa and you put it down.
And he says to Jaffa, the difference between your dean and my dean is
whether it was the breadth of the piece of wood or the distance between him and Jaffa. But he was saying to Jaffa the same light
that what you read now came from is to be found in our scriptures.
And that was the beginning
of the penetration of Islam into Africa.
Because the following year
100 Ethiopians came to Makkah 100 men
to meet the prophets of Salaam and
so that was the seed that was planted
in Africa, first seeds of Islam planted in Africa
and so similarly
when the people from the Iran came from Yemen,
to Medina, what purpose if they come?
know what purpose they came Christians from Nigeria? What was the purpose?
The purpose was to ask the same question to the visa seller. What do you say about Jesus?
They want you to know
then you already that Islam says you know
he's a prophet.
So when they came to Medina, they were dressing gold with very rich
families very rich
and the process and said to them,
if you want to be equal, then you should dress this down.
And when it says down, don't hold me close property. Okay, fine. You've asked us a place to worship to do your whatever
The question is do you can use the budget.
And then of course the discussion started after that.
So whenever you saw Allah sent him a letter that salaam
just as he had expected the Najafi to treat his people the way he did. Similarly when Christians came to Medina, they got the same treatment from the Navy.
So when we treat people we teach people
as human beings,
as equal human beings, not be equal in faith, but equal human beings
we talk about colonialism talk a little bit about colonialism
this country was not colonized
we'll be sitting Indonesia,
in a part of the world
will not be a thing. It was beautiful. Oh, that was a mighty sales.
But it was part of the divine plan. You see, we always think that whatever is bad, doesn't come from Allah.
And people are not Muslim or bad.
Which is bad.
Because a lot of the bad things that we think are so bad, and we can them
and I've given you some examples. We're actually in the paper obviously.
I mean, I just read this morning.
Everybody knows anybody who doesn't know what a blocker.
Abu Bakr Effendi was sent here in 1870 memorandum
by Queen Victoria,
to come and teach the Muslims in Cape Town.
somebody wrote to Queen Victoria to say Muslims in Cato needed a scholar to come in.
And what does she do as the Queen of
Queen of all the countries that colonized
She immediately wrote to the Khalifa, when
we were based
in Turkey, and said, I would like you to send a learned man
to Cape Town to teach them a religion.
And we know that Queen Victoria those of us have read some of these things, and seen the documentary about her that she was
very enamored with Islam, slavery, respect for Islam, she had a Muslim
person who taught coming here, brought him she brought him to England to teach her Islam.
So we have this vague idea of fissile diamonds. They steal all the diamonds
who's Wooster oil of the Muslims in the Middle East
was killing the Yemeni people.
that was going Victoria
and I will show you
and this man came here Abu Bakr Effendi
he stayed here for about 18 years. Who sent him Queen Victoria.
I think a statue is in front of Parliament parliament. That essentially is it
so this is
the book that
we're back defending.
On who's the ACE Lucent it
when Victoria, this is the result of Queen Victoria, Molly mind.
And what is this book about?
This is a book on 50 countries.
And not only that this man made history by writing the first book in Africans brought a lot of records so much
But the man who wrote the first book in Africa was a Muslim who backery fainted
but he wrote the book is an original one he wrote the book in what we call all lands Africa. And I'm gonna read for you
just one or two lines
so I'll show you
it's written in Arabic script and this is printed in verses printed in Turkey.
I want to show you
what we put on the tables now you could look at it. So it's an Arabic script. Let me read for you.
This will honor
These are Kitab met Allah Tala Sana
these are the first Africans words written down in book form with a pen. Up to that time Africans only a spoken language is more Dutch in Africa
something for Al but live in darkness that is easy to read in Arabic a million Africans in Arabic.
Allah Tala is
when the agenda
for our domains in gyms but we managed to do it
so this book was published
this book, I have a copy that I have on my father's copy of our grandfather's copy. Also the stamp has the stamp of the school in here.
And the standard stays
the Muslim theological school Cape Town established in 1862
to buy the shareholder LM Abu Bakr Effendi al ngd where is our imagery to trade
with his family
he was also a judge with a colleague
which do unusual which to
our great great grandfather
tongue guru from Guru wasn't according his father was from Goodwill just Dyneema
use was my memories great great, great grandfather.
We don't make much of it because we are the descendants of only daughter yet only one daughter
so he came
But I'm gonna show you another book which are heavier which I bought when I was in Cairo from
a friend of mine.
How to show you
interviews on the African continent. But what I'm gonna show you is
the kind of love people had for this theme.
Only in the way they used to it it was amazing. The time they must have spent to write
this book is about 200 years old. But I want to show you what it looks like to over 200 years old. This is done by hand.
This is not printing this is gold within gold
the name of the book is actually fell by
gonna show you how this man wrote this book.
Just kick up. This is a copy of the guitar but somebody else not even East book. This is a copyist that did this. And this is what it looks like to
look at the ages equal ages repinning gold
rather the issues that
I look at this book I'm gonna look at the last half. Look at the extent these people went to just to write down the day
and then the time they must have taken
to their computers to slow forth my typewriter, I started from the typewriter
this is what every page looks like.
And this is a special kind of paper.
Can you see this beauty
This is African producing Africa to get our legacy African legacy
I also wanted to bring with by I didn't have space in my bag
a hookah which is written by Tuan guru himself by with his own hand, under the hood perseverate.
Which is from LaSalle survive.
So this is the kind of heritage which we have, and which people in the North of South Africa also have the people who came from India, they also brought a lot of scholarship with it. And they came for God, most of the scholarship came to Cape Town. Because most of the people that were captured by the, by the Dutch, in the Far East, were all educated people they had memorized, they could read and write that. Whereas the people in the north they were just plantation workers to go to school, basically looking for jobs.
The people who came to the Cape, they weren't looking for jobs.
They were brought here against their will.
But they didn't do that for the first mosque was established here.
So we have five minutes left.
For me, it's very actually when I look at this and I become very sad to think
we'll ever go back to this
not only the way it looks.
Now the most important thing is being able to read it.
So is the time on time when we're able to condense all this but we'll be able to read it
because I can tell you now in 50 years time
I don't think there's anybody who wants to become to spend his time learning Arabic. Why Woody? What purpose
because you people won't be able to go and I won't be anymore
do you think other people will replace you replace me
today's replacement. We think Charlie's close but the days of replacement is fast going away from us running away from us
every opportunity to get anywhere to learn anything about your deal
please take the opportunity I thought today there'd be nobody Humla was wrong.
So today whether beach two years of COVID right place
in excuse is going to be today mashallah Hamdulillah
I was wrong
in the lady
Allah guides on you
all right. So I think anybody want to make a comment
point of view of
spirits in a couple of months. It wasn't
the same because the
there was some serious dispute people were actually
I don't think it is because of
plan of what
I think we have a valid point, I think it's important to also recognize that that could be, that may actually have been a situation where they were fighting as Muslims amongst each other. We that's why we have 11 Mosque up in the Booker. And if you read, if you read the history of ketones, they were in the court and outside and
so luckily Finley makes a statement, he says, I spend a lot of time in court, because the judge Panti recognizing to be an authority on Islam. So, but then the class came with the with the Hanafi. In the Shafi Muslims, there's a big there was a big divide, very big divide. That's all he had it very as an uphill struggle
to bring you the Hanafi perspective, also to the Muslims of the cave.
Just as we have today, the uphill struggle to bring the Quran and Sunnah to the people. They still stuck in the Shafi
you know, the busy they never would never budge from them.
And I've noticed with the last two lectures, which I had that
people want easy about me quoting the Quran, and only those ethics
people concerned about what about Imam Shafi? What about
they didn't say what about the mama honey for our humble?
was the other one? Malik? No, they were just worried about emotion.
we also have a long way to get back to our roots, we have a long way to get back to the Quran itself.
And until and unless we're going to go there, we are going to be like,
you know, The Kure state unless there's no following you know, we heard our father's doing that no grandfather doing that. So that's what we're going to do. And our fathers and grandfathers did that maybe belong to that mother, then we don't want to shift you. Although we we in practice. In practice. We do a lot of what the harder we say we should do and we live on shafts with grandkids example. One example is when it comes to radio setup, we all give our fitrah in money, which is the Hanafi fatwa.
But if you say that or Shafi says what sort
where the shaft is you can take from anybody but people can take from us. So
yes, you're absolutely correct.
I don't know if you saw the documentary on the life of crematoria.
Did you see it? You didn't see it.
On a crematory itself, yes.
Everything of Allah.
Yes. After the you know, the soldiers of Allah.
She could have been
we don't know they
Look, I don't want to say too much about the royal family.
I don't know there are a lot of bad news about it.
I know for a fact that Charles
King Charles has said
is very sympathetic towards Islam. I don't need somebody to be sympathetic towards Islam. I don't need that.
But I need a man in that position to be sympathetic to Islam.
And he simply went so far as 10 years ago, there was an article in The Guardian newspaper
that the writer charge for learning Arabic at the time.
And there was a big thing in The Guardian, which says that which allegedly was possible why study Arabic? Should I'm studying Arabic because I want to understand
and he once came to Cambridge University.
He came to give a talk quite a number of years ago. And he came the uninvited he just came to visit the campus. Because you you're a prince, you come visit the campus. So they asked him to say a few words.
So he said that I'd like to speak
to you while
I'm reading about an hour, you know, I'd like to speak about and he gave a talk
On the Quran, and the talk is still you can still listen to it I think on
on YouTube with the talk that you gave, and how we
he praised the Quran want you to understand the Quran
so this could only all go well for Muslims.
So we should be careful as Muslims, how we tackle the question of criticism
and the way we criticize
because I want to give you two examples
of people that
are absolutely not
by the prophet to ever become Muslim.
And maybe I just give one example
was setting the bar was that for them was
There was no sign
that he was ever going to become anything besides an idol worship.
He was a cousin of the prophet and he was he was they were very straight from the same woman. But he hated the GTS of the Prophet sallallahu
in fact is like ambition was to kill the profits
and he did everything to deserve that
and what eventually happened
20 years he tried to kill the profit 20 years
after 20 years he decided to you must be wrong
he's one of the persons that was promised gentleness
in Nikola Tesla demon working Elia Muhammad Salah neocon Yukon guide hope you love
your uncle you love that you wanted him to be guided let's say
you ever never made to offer asthma for for today? I was never made to offer his uncle never lead to awful and who became Muslim who is engender
and he must have been quite attentive to Sofia also the army also looked like the Prophet
because they were cousins he looked a lot at the prophets
okay it is beautiful so one I must tell you that story of a great story great story of
how one should not judge people always say you know I've not got to the point where I only judge people after they die
because only after they die you know they are before they die they can become Muslim they can leave a Islam they can do anything but once you go then your life is stopped and you could say well that is a good man sorry
yes this is a nice YouTube video on
at his Facebook but he's the worst one this week with them coming out demonic monitors
doesn't do it as influenced by that lecture
giving this lecture
but but you know
I admired his
he was calm
he was shout about you know colonialism
and historically he was good this homework video
and they they accepted
It's a valid question
Islam is not something which you pronounce.
Islam is something which is here. You can never say Muslim, but you can die as a muslim.
Appreciate that also,
a lot of Sahaba were so punished in Makkah, that when they were asked to worship, it is Latin Morocco. They forgot to say yes.
Where was the Imam? Yeah.
So I cannot judge him. You may be Muslim already. But because of his status,
and he probably always reading he doesn't have to tell the world that he's a Muslim. Only Allah needs to know isms.
But the difference between him and another person would be that
you find that there are Muslims who don't study the Quran.
Who don't do anything to learn the Arabic blind to understand you as a man is not a Muslim?
And he does what Muslims are supposed to. So do I have the right actually, to say anything?
If I haven't taken a few steps also to learn.
Because if he does become Muslim, these Eman will be 100 times stronger by man who doesn't know, which is an example.
So I think
one has to look at things from a lot of perspective.
And I'm sure there are many people even in the time of the prophet who died, who didn't express the Islam, they hate Islam, even today. I mean, I've met
people who, for all intents and purposes, they speak like Muslims.
But they've never said they're Muslim. They never told me there was one when I speak to them about Islam, everything they say, points, in fact that they Muslim, and I would ask also, but, you know,
and they were just smart. Right? So we cannot be the judge of the same Alika Malala. We know very important incident where he was had this was fighting in the battlefield and this Mushrik and he knew this, and he was going to kill him. And the man said,
La ilaha illallah and he killed the man.
So the Prophet said, he said, I know he loves me kill you said Yeah, but I thought he was trying to save his own life. That's right, ethically, it's no better for you to judge
you kill them committed murder, to kill the Muslim.
I would be careful how you judge people who are both non Muslim endlessly.
You have to refrain from making a judgment of the Islam or not Islam if somebody could you know somebody is not a Muslim, we know that you go to church, whatever else but the Earth is a bit of a gray area. The answer is a Quran says Arabic is a gray area for me. I would sit back and not comment on it until and unless you know the man
says himself that he is a Christian
chakra with a nice discussion. Inshallah we'll continue next week. So hi, Nicola mobile harmonica, Masha, do a lie lie.
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