Tawhid – The Essence of Faith
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beloved brothers and sisters in Islam Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh
Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks to us in the hood of furano Allah says this villa Rahmani Raheem kulu Allahu
Allah, Ahmed lamea leader while a new lead Wladimir Kula who Khufu sadaqa LaValle.
No doubt all of us know that verse by heart, all of us recognize the flesh, this sutra
and we know that the Quran begins with of course our subject of discussion today is the essence of the head. And we know the Quran begins with the hidden into the read. It begins with the higher which encapsulates and includes and informs us about our Rob hamdu Lillahi Rabbil aalameen. He speaks about the rub off topic of the Alba Maliki ob deed.
He talks about the rub of a better ear canal with Iraq and
he talks about the ILA and the rub that guides us nobody could guide us in our last pilot on it panatela so when we seek for guidance, we should seek guidance from Allah subhanaw taala people can make to offer us they can teach us but he Daya that which touches the heart that comes directly from Allah was kind of who
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because the highest part of our last name Allah who did ha muscavado Allah to say Allah, you also believe at the heart to purify the deen of Allah was.
will come to know each other during this lecture what Dory actually is,
though he is in terms of the word of tawheed nahi Sallam said boo nearly Selma Allah comes that Islam was built on five pillars,
Shahada to Allah Allah Illallah Muhammadan rasul Allah by karma Sala, but he is occur with Samia Ramadan Maha jailbait man is Tata la Sevilla. oka. Mahalo. Aloha
nerissa salaam said Islam was built on five pillars.
These are just the pillars.
The roof we put on the walls we follow the pillars Allah, Allah gives us what are the pillars?
Shahada toda la ilaha illa Allah? It starts with the Shahada. What is Shahada, your witness that allows you 100 Allah is one that is your Shahada, Shahada beans. The Shahid is a person who gives evidence in a court of law.
You are a Shaheed when you read your Shahada, you are what does that evidence is the existence of allows to have a hand with Allah and how are you a witness?
so that you may give evidence that allows Maha nutana exists and he's one
ready to evidence. Your evidence is Mohammed Salah La Jolla solo.
He saw a long route out the way I wanted him to see.
He was told that unless one Allah taught him that and he told us and he never told a lie. So wherever directly from Allah viable Hamad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam kulu Allahu Ahad
So, like ilaha illa Allah
Now we will come to know what is a shadow Allah, Allah, Allah Allah and what is La ilaha illa Allah. For now, we will concentrate on La ilaha illAllah La ilaha
three words you may say three words, that is the essence of the whole of Islam and the civilization of Islam as I will make it clear as we go along three words start with law,
the article of negation, what does it mean? That which
says that whatever has come before this is non existent. We negate everything.
Everything we negate, everything we say is no law in LA, except
ilaha illAllah la isla, there is no ILA.
There is no God
in LA LA except Allah.
And what do we mean by that? Why do what do we mean by there is no god except Allah.
If you want to go, there is no god etc. In other words, there is nothing zero.
God or whatever else is it zero doesn't exist in Allah except Allah subhanahu wa Tada. And that's what I lost father says in Surah 16
verse 30, surah, to none.
So to know that just want to get a verse for you. So I can read it to you.
Verse 36, Allah Allah says, naka de bas nephew, Coolio, Medina, Rasulullah and Naboo la with Stephanie boo, aka who allows for hunger This is
for we have assuredly sent to every single nation.
Every single nation we've seen what a prophet or an apostle
what a command what is the command of every prophet from Adam to Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam what was the center message? What was the main message?
What was the main command serve Allah and His true evil self Ahmed stay away from evil.
So that was the message and boudleaux worship online stay away from you. So that was and that message is what that is the message of tawheed La Ilaha Illa means there is no god except Allah, meaning there is none worthy of worship except Allah was kind of Katana and we will inshallah go into that later. So these words La la la la is extremely important. So my children Martigny jabali says that the Messenger of Allah said
mankind, Konami, La ilaha illallah
wa sallam said, Abu
Jamal says the person
whose last words on this dunya other words, three words, La ilaha illAllah de la gente. You will enter Paradise.
No other conditions, not a single other condition. If you are dying on your deathbed may have lost all of us in Sharla I mean to Miami to Miami, that our last words must be watching la isla. And as I said, before, those words are so simple that it only requires the tongue to move, not the lips, or the any part of your body except a la la, la la, la la la la.
That is an add up, I will teach you the adapt when you are present when somebody passes away.
What do you do?
They will say, you know, my father's not passing away my mother's passing what is that up to 10 people in the room. sons and daughters grandchildren, brothers and sisters in the old in the room now the person is you can see that the person the Angel of Death where is he standing at the foot of the bed.
He's come to fit your room
and your rule gets taken from you from your toes and it comes out by your firing. So the last part of your body that still has life is your brain
and the brain commands the tongue. So this is the last that is left. And so the last was covered you should be law you know, what is the Adam? Should you all start reciting aloud in the in the in the in the room La ilaha illAllah dialect no no no no no
Member there's still a human being is down in the throes of death. He wants peace and he was quiet. He saw his thinking his last thoughts of saying, Hey Lola, one person of everybody salute quiet. This is the either
one person goes to his ear it whispers in his ear, la de la, la, la, la, la, la, la la. And his ear. His mouth is by the man's ear or the woman's ear, and his mouth and his eyes is looking at his mouth.
When that men utters the words
you should stop saying
that you will say He will say to the crowd,
you must stop everything. Why? That must be his last words. Oh, no, continue. No, no, that must be last ones. You'll see a lot my father said Lola, Lola, can you wait until he dies, don't do anything. You wait until he passes away. So you pass away.
Because you make too often as you're standing this, but everything must be done softly, no noise, he must die in a calm atmosphere.
The only vehicle that you make by yourself so that nobody hears you is also like
But the main who's in charge is the man who is the or the daughter or the son or the brother
or the mom or whatever.
And when everything is done,
close his eyes.
And of course, the whole ritual begins. Remember, when the body is washed and the people get into the room? Please do not raise your voices in the reading. Or
if if if there is somebody who reads the Koran, everybody else must keep quiet. Don't murmur on with your Quran murmur on and the man is writing the Quran for everybody and you know, you sit quite
a lot so Allah says either orielle called Anu first me Allah who what uncitral
to a lot of other lessons
when the iron is being recycled.
First time you listen to the
one c two and keep quiet.
Keep quiet. When you hear the current listening and keep quiet.
Honolulu coming with a journal. Everybody's reading. nobody's listening. Anybody wants to read loud, all the adverb of the of Islam we throw out of the window, how lower the Buddha says. So these are the basics please I'm asking you to please implement the commands of Allah. What is the use that we do all these things read the Quran law.
But we are we are transgressing a law vamos harmattan every time we do some interpretive. Why? Because five minutes we don't know we haven't learned these add up. These are adab.
So if you are the son or the daughter, you tell the people my father said please. The house was being totally quiet. The kitchen must be empty. No food was made the
quiet if you want to read if everybody reads softly
everybody needs so the only you can hear yourself. It must be like bees buzzing.
So that is the end
of July as I go along and talk about others. I'll talk more about the adapt of Islam.
So if these are his last words,
regardless of what kind of manuals, some of the orlimar say, even if he's a non Muslim, if he's a non Muslim and is is nearly to death is your friend Do you have the opportunity to go to maintain these yet?
C'est la ilaha illAllah
you don't know. He's still a chancellor. As long as the rule has not come out yet. He still has a chance to say Laila. And imagine you have a friend and you love him so much in his anonymous lip. And you come to visit him anytime. And you look you will spend Is it your mother maybe or your father or your brother You say See now and you see his lips move and you see the movement is lie lie lie imagine I'll be happy will be
your lie that'll be your last chance. So don't do I'm so sad My mother is I'm so sad my brother I'm so sad my wife I'm so sad this one or that one my friend
said last chance. So always tell people when if you want to be the to do this last favor to a friend or to a brother or to a father say please let me know
when the person is playing sorry. So you can question that person says Laila.
Your reward bond
the uniqueness of Allah
who Allahu Ahad
say Allah is one I had is the idea of Allah. What is the idea of Allah, the uniqueness of Allah. So Sudoku Allah had begins with the idea of Allah idea. The oneness the unique uniqueness actually unique, that is or the word I had. Referring to Allah only comes once in the aura allows you to refer to himself as a had once in a while using other words for Allah, Allah Azza, wa heyde and so forth. Many many other words are used to describe the uniqueness of Allah. But in Surah ikhlas only yet once Allah uses one
hadith of Allah, so the Quran ends with a Heidi of Allah and Samadhi of Allah, a hadith what is sama de
kulu Allah, Allah who solid, solid is the idea of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And what is Samad mean? Thamud means the absolute perfection of Allah.
To handle absolute perfection, it points to the beauty and perfection of Allah. So we talked about the idea of Allah oneness of Allah. And we took the unique one that not just the one is the unique one is our last one and the summer the year which is the unique perfection of a loss. That is why the the, the vicar that we make Subhan Allah, what is sapan Allah Subhana Allah, Allah is perfect. When you say Subhana Allah, you say unless no imperfections, Allah is free of imperfections. suparna Allah, it's why we say Subhana Allah, this is a beautiful sh Han Allah. Why? Because it reflects, if you see something beautiful, it reflects the perfection of the beauty of Allah was.
So there is no doubt my dear brothers and sisters, that is the essence of Islam, and it is the essence of Islamic civilization.
What does this mean?
So we, first of all,
La ilaha illAllah.
Why is it the essence of Islam? Because La Ilaha Illa. Allah affirms and confirms that Allah is one Allah absolute
means his absolute means he is perfection itself.
And He is the Creator, the transcendent creator.
What is transcendent mean? You must have heard this word, love them, all other, the transcendent, transcendent and so forth and so on. The Lord and the Master of the Universe and so forth is what is the word transcend transcendent? What does it mean? transcend This means
that of Allah subhanho wa Taala, which is independent of the material universe. Allah is not
part of the material universe that we see.
Almost transcendent. Allah says above all this.
And I'll explain what that means later, allies transcendent, he is not part of the creation.
There are of course, people who believe that Allah is what they call amendments, amendments, amendments, what is amendments? Me emergencies and the Christians believe this. They believe that God is fully present in everything in the physical world, that allows everywhere in the physical world. So it's accessible to everybody in the physical world.
what we mean by transcendent and we believe that Allah is transcendent.
So though he de la ilaha illAllah, the uniqueness of a low so what Allah
gives Islam, its identity.
You know, they say, Christianity is monotheistic Christian has done the most, but about a theistic faith. If you want to say that believes in one God, we know that it's a phone that believes in the Trinity,
and Judaism they gave God. So the only monotheistic faith is Islam, the only faith that is unashamedly and pointedly and
Clearly, that Allah is one
No buts, La ilaha illa Allah.
though he this La Ilaha Illa, Allah is afflicted in everything that Islam, Islam brought not only a faith professor, so not only brought he brought the civilization, what is it civilization? He was the first man to write a constitution
was called the Constitution of Medina.
And I want to tell you this story, and I know, I thought it is gonna be a short lecture, but Allah knows, Yes, I was. When I was doing my master's degree at the International Islamic University in Malaysia, I was selected to be part of a team who was going to will participate in the 13th International debating championships, the World Championships, which in that year, was held in an Oxford University.
being able to decide on a topic and they would ever debate so this morning, I got to the debate, you know, the Australians jeans and turkeys and T shirts and retail and you know, whatever they happen, earrings. And I thought to myself, Subhan Allah, Allah, why did I come late for this debate, I would have loved to have participated, you know, what I look at what they look like, was the avid students or leather suits in the
And they look very white and very British and very American.
And so the debate started, and it was the Harvard side who had the first first at the podium. So they introduced the, the debate, and the Harvard students a very clear, they supported the idea that Islam was the terrorists faith.
then went on and on and gave all the examples at that time about all the bombs that have gone off, etc, etc, they were really rubbing it in, you know.
And then this chap from Moscow, you know, these guys are going to win the debate that Islam is a terrible string.
So the Jaffa Macario University karate was, you could see you at a very late night, and I don't even really we're so bored. Nobody looked at the V later this year was disabled. Yeah, this T shirt on and the jeans and you're standing there, and you gotta
end and he stood is too quiet for a while.
Shameless plug medical doesn't say.
And he said,
very, in a very dignified manner. He said.
I do not think that
on the other side, have heard of the Constitution of Medina.
And I stood there, you know, and I'm sure if somebody had looked at me all the blood drained from my face, I thought, Subhana Allah.
This man knows about the Constitution of Medina, something which I just learned now at university. I didn't know that growing up. And he then went into the detail about the Constitution and the beauty of the Constitution, and how the constitution was the first democratic constitution in the world, and how it gives rights to the Jews and the Christians and all the minorities Marian. Wow. suparna love it. Wow, never underestimate. Never ever judge a book by its cover. I would not have thought of making that point. So never judge people by the way, you see them to see see amendments. Don't think that you and I asked him afterwards. He said he was a graduate student of Islam. He was he was
studying the you were studying constitutional law. And so he became interested in studying the deen of Allah. Tada. So
Islam is a civil as it was, Hamas was the first to drop this Constitution, the first to ever state based on religion.
The first way of a central bank baitul mal medini Medina that will city and started a civilization that spread from the Atlantic
specific in less than 100 years of these things.
And of course, during his death, the whole of the Arabian Peninsula was Muslim. So what defined that Islamic civilization, everything in that civilization was defined by Islam by La ilaha illAllah nothing in the law or in the ethics or in the art had gone outside? The Pillars of and the framework of La Ilaha Illa.
In a saloon, for example, one of the great sociologists of Islam in fact, they historically, it is said that he was the first sociologist in the world. He got to hate as the fountainhead that primeval a source
of civilization and a thought
In civilization and Islamic civilization. So
having said that about the tauheed greatness of what he's doing,
we've heard that too. He consists of the words La ilaha illAllah. The conviction of witnessing, if I want to work this,
then I'm a Muslim.
Then all I should say is Lai Lama
in any part of the world, with I go to the North Pole, the South Pole to China, to South America to ever go, if I should just taste it to somebody. La ilaha illAllah Pacino's a Muslim, not salaam aleikum because the whole of the Arab world all the Christians and the Jews, they also say so a Santa Monica, you say La la la la toman. He knows exactly who you are.
It is a statement.
No other statement is as brief, as brief as that segment. And it carries the greatest and riches meanings in the whole of Islam. Three words in all of Islam, all the books, millions of books that were the Koran all of a sudden now.
It encapsulates all of that in three words. These in this divine was de
la ilaha illAllah.
me This is the greatest thinker. You want to
mughlai Allah Allah Allah Subhana Allah Alhamdulillah
people say, la la la la mafia husby la la, la la la, la la, la la, la la la. There is no la except our London they say there's nothing in my heart except Allah. You've just said allies one nice nice is
everywhere is and team. He's the Lord of the universe. How could you be in your heart? You now give him a place
who can say love your phobia, Lola traverses? It's out of the boundaries of allies, no police.
So three words.
Three words for us is a whole culture, a whole civilization. The whole of history
of Islamic history is compressed in this one sentence.
consists of two parts.
La ilaha illAllah, Muhammadan Rasulullah,
the Kalima Shahada, we say the cat what is the Cali Masada carry Masha de su se, La ilaha illa Allah.
Then there are the two that is called Shahada tutori, the Shahada of the wonders of Allah. Then the second part, Muhammad Rasulullah, is Shahada to risala, the Shahada of the mission, and the messenger ship of Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam.
These are two, one is you witness and Allah is one, the other you have to witness the messenger ship of Allah subhanahu wa Tada. These are the two pillars of tawheed The first is not nothing nafi negation, where we negate everything besides the oneness of Allah subhanaw taala and there's none worthy of worship, except Allah subhanaw taala while the second pillar establishes, affirms
the first one that affirms the worship of Allah. And the second one, the firm's the missing Bishop of Muhammad, sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
So everything then is in La ilaha illa Allah
and there are three components of La ilaha illAllah.
three components, la la la consists of three components. I want to say I want you to, to listen, listen carefully, you grandfathers, fathers, brothers, parents of young children, this is what you need to teach all your children no kololo tell them that I had, what I had been told him that I had is the whole of Islam and they can they can understand Don't worry.
I've got very clever small little grandchildren
that use big English words nowadays. And I'm surprised so they will understand this. say to them, that the hate the oneness of Allah. Allah is the center pillar of Islam.
And he consists of three components first or hate, or rubia.
They can either what Rue boo BIA comes from the word rub.
Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil aalameen. All things is due to Allah the rub of the universe.
all the universes.
And what does this mean? What does it mean to hate or rubia? to hate a Buddha is to maintain the belief in the oneness of Allah subhanaw taala
the oneness of Allah.
No, sorry, the unity of the Lordship of a lost paradigm that allies are up.
What does that mean? What does the word rub mean? We have we have Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem and we have hamdulillah rumble alameen. First we say Bismillah In the name of Allah, then we say Alhamdulillah Arab, all thanks and praises due to the rub of the universe. So two names for our last Trenitalia.
The one is
Allah, Allah, meaning and I'll come to that but let's first talk about the Buddha Rupa means that
he's the one who creates He is the one who is he is in charge of the creation, the bringing into being bring you into being he brought the world into being he provides sustenance for the whole of the universe, whoever needs sustenance allows for handle to provide sustenance he gives life
and it takes life.
So all these functions out a function
of the Ruby of Allah
so Allah time as Rob is involved in the creation, continuous creation because Peter continues carried out world is recreated every single day.
the Sustainer of the world creator of the world.
Then there is the UI of a lot done the other way around. The UI comes from what Isla rubia from Rob UI Illa. We will talk about what is the Ruby of Allah children. What is Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil aalameen first what what is Bismillah? In the name of Allah? What is it what is Ulu here the the, the Ulu here is what, as I've said, it is
that we should worship men but allows.
So when we made to our we made to our to, to allow us
when we ask how would we ask our for, ask last
we do we worship and from the day we seek out, refuge, our order below we seek refuge?
In who Billa
are all the Billa We seek refuge in when we escape. We ask Allah for refuge.
We feel we ask Allah when we are in fear, we ask Allah to take off your way. When we hope for health and goodness in everything that was go well with us. Then we say
Allah, you're lucky for me. Oh Allah, Allah humba Aloma zucchini, Oh Allah give me this. If you want to rely on rely on anybody, make tawakkol on anybody. Then who do we make tawakkol upon we made tawakkol only upon Allah
and all other forms of a burden is only for Allah subhanho wa Taala do not mix your data with any other data. Or don't do a budget that was not done and commanded by Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam because that comes directly from allows and the best a better is to make your five salad every day. That's
two things it was famous to.
Sala and his knowledge he must gain knowledge because the island without a limb there is nothing
and he was making a glider five times a day. So guy you can make if you can afford it, forcing you falls when you can afford to fast in terms of your bodily health had you can go for it but if you don't have knowledge, you can't fast. You can't axilla
you can't give the car nevermind you can go for it. Why don't you don't know. The foundation of everything is
Don't hate a smaller sofa. So Dorito Baba to her to her to hate Hulu here then the read usma was safer to do he'd have the names of allows for handle data and data
I have the attributes of Allah subhanaw taala
so let's manga Rahim Malik,
Razak. These are all the names in 1999 99 names of a lot of them, what are the attributes of Allah, that Allah is just always good, always came alive, merciful. These are the attributes of Allah.
And we believe that none other has that those attributes in perfection except Allah.
So Allah is the most just just
Allah is the Most Merciful
until overdone so
so that's a doozy, as
docread a smell of sifat to heat and Oulu Here comes first and then to hate Alibaba. First to hit Hulu here then rubia Hulu here is one Isabella, second rubia is, is the sustain of everything. Three allows pantalla
must be is known by the perfection of his names and is known by the perfection of his attributes.
So this worldview of oluwo here, and rubia is the bigger picture for us our worldview, when we look at the world, this is how we look at the world. We look at the world through the eyes of Aruba via Hulu here, and a smile was everything. So when a Muslim is an artist, what does he paint,
you paint what is called arabesque, they are a BS EQ. That is the art of painting in Islam picture making. And you will see that it contains of
bagno patterns or patterns, the same patterns extending almost forever, squares extending almost forever blue towels in a specific way, standing almost Why? Because it makes it expresses the infinity of allows handle all the art of Islam if you go to all the artworks in the Muslim world, and of course the best expression of our laws, is the art of writing the Quran. It's also continuous, continuous, continuous, and endless words and connected words connected. Also the expression of the oneness of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And the uniqueness and the beauty of Allah was kindness.
Now this is a very important point
that I'm gonna raise down.
And that is that
our worldview consists of two things,
of two kinds.
The member of the first reality is called Allah subhanho wa Taala.
was in simple words, there is a law
that is the first member and end order of our reality as we see the world. When we look at the world, what do we see first? We don't see it with our eyes but we see Allah we see the oneness of Allah, we have done the absolute, the Almighty, Allah, God eternal, the creator, the transcendent.
And listen to listen, this is you must, if you don't remember anything of my lecture today, you must remember this.
Our worldview consists of two kinds.
One is Allah lasica with Li and Allah says about himself, there is none like unto Him. And He says about himself lamea good law who Khufu one ahead,
there is nothing equal to him, there is none equal to him. So nothing is like a loss. Unless absolutely, as I said, the oluwo here the unique beauty and perfection of Allah was part of what
the second order of creation
is creation itself. So the first order is Allah is only Allah.
And besides Allah there is the creation. This includes all of creation, the universe, the plants, animals, human beings, Gene, angels, Heaven, Earth, paradise, how all this is one kind.
Allah, and this is the most important, how do we believe we believe that these two orders the one, the creator Allah subhanaw taala and the other the creation is completely separate.
They are disparate. They are distinct from one another. They are absolute absolutely disparate and absolutely distinct. They're not absolute. Only allies absolute. Only allies it through reality.
There are two realities that we have in our in our worldview, one is Allah, and the other is what he created. And what is the most important part of this is, the two will never meet. They're separate allies, Allah and His creation is his creation. And it is forever impossible, that the one will be united with the other.
Those unite along with his creation, are not in the true path.
The G the Christians made Jesus into God, they united the creation with the Creator,
and so do many others.
So Allah cannot be transformed to become a creature, nor can a creature be transformed into Allah subhanho wa Taala.
Now, there are people within the Islamic Ethel's
those who practice Sufism.
And my dear brothers and sisters, this is purely academic.
When I look at subject matter, I study the subject matter. And this is not something about only the surface amongst us believe this, and people from other faiths, the surface have two important views, which differ from the views of the adolescent our gender.
And for them to change this is impossible. They've had this for hundreds of years, and they refuse to change. What are these two?
The two R's.
The doctrine of what they call word that alhuda.
What that means one word means being.
They believe in the transcendent, transcendent unity of being. They believe that all being is transcendent.
Everything that exists
and I'll explain what this means.
this concept of water to
the unity of being
they believe that Allah Allah creation is one
we have said, Alison, Elijah means believes how that aligns a lot of his creation is the creation, the two shall never meet. The one can become the other one, and the other one can become this one. stuffy lol look at their facade as the filler nor vice versa. And Allah can present himself in the dunya
what is the love to do that? Here's all the power. Here's all the angels, all of our like, everything's on his command. He just says goodbye akun he hasn't come down to the earth and do this. No, he says gunfire can be entities. However, how can we say that? If we say that Allah can is one with us and Allah needs us. All doesn't need us. We only need a last panel. So the truth is belief. And this is also the doctrine of a man called me Arabic. He was a Andalusian scholar, many people regard him as,
as outside the fold of Islam because of his beliefs.
So, now it says that,
God align his creation, they can be a mystical union between them.
mystical means what mystical means it is something mysterious, mysteriously, they can be a union connection between God and man they can they can unite they can become one
family audibly discusses the Sufi beliefs
and come he comes to the conclusion that's it kidnapping is influenced the minds of
hundreds of 1000s of Muslims who believe in this in this doctrine of water who dude he believes that
who dude existence belongs only to Allah and to nothing else. And what he sees nothing else exists except
that we are just all extensions of Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, we are not created by Allah is separate from Allah. No, we all just extensions of Allah, Allah grows as the whole so so as far as this goes all over the place was bigger than the universe. We are all inclusive in Aloha, not Allah.
So this is the first part of the belief of the sutras
Of course not all of the trophies believe this but majority of them believe this. And this is also the belief of the shear that we come from.
So they also when it comes to Allah
and Allah they also join Mecca join a union, some of them, not all of them between Ali and allows cuando la la aku Taylor
and between Allah and Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, for example, they say Mohammed I had his Aleve had done, I had
an aha moment the name of the visa Salamis, Achmed
I leave meme.
No, I leave
saaremaa mud, I leave Ha. meme
I leave her Minda.
So they say it's only I live ha I live had him done.
And allies ahead. So they say we take the meme out of Ahmed becomes also a head how long ago
because you only have to do the shear. They say if you take the mark of man it becomes so it becomes
the whole order. This is the kind of so you come across these things you must know your red flag must go off for you. Don't be impressed by it. No, I believe is creational I separate Allah created the universe and us. We are not part of our laws.
The second doctrine which the Sufis have,
which is contrary to debate is the doctrine of
phenomenons, phenomena far far known, I live under finer, not finer, finer.
So into realism, this concept of phenomena phenomena passing away or annihilation or extinction.
For now, in simple terms means to die before your death. What does this mean?
It is a concept which is highlighted by Rumi you know the poet Rumi not so famous now.
He also believes in this funner
this doctrine of finance, and it was also explained and
made famous by a man called Sultan Babu sootel bow was an Indian mystic who belonged to the either Yoda now there are 1000s of Sufi orders.
We have only one Islam 1000 if somebody should take you belong to join us, we are suitable when you say which one should I don't which of the 1000 should I join? Give me a choice.
If you say join me, Sam, I know I know what to join I choose only one Islam
Islamic Islamic elite
So Dan bow explains what this means for nafi lead extinction. There are there are four kinds of funnel
well there are three kinds of funnels.
Listen to our bow explains what this what this means.
First, your yourself
then you acquire a chef sushi you become a member of a sushi movement that's up movement as a sushi
and you as a member of that movement, your job eventually through all what you go through and dancing in the light of and the dekor and going to visit the tombs and do all this and the whole process eventually you must extinguish yourself within the ship you on the ship becomes one it's the first stage of Sufism.
So the first level of Sufism is a funnel fishing, extinguish yourself within the soul you become like everything the shift that you do, you become just like him, how that's possible while on Earth, but this is what the belief of course they believe it's mystical and spiritual, not actually real, but you feel like the chef, you do the things that the chef that's right or wrong, you follow him.
The second one is
Fernando Rasool extension in the Messenger of Allah Allah Allah. They say the second level of the second daraja that you go up is when you get extinguished within Mohammed Salah you become one with a prophet
but they say you can explain to mystical thing it's not a real thing. So you yourself as God, your name is Mohammed, Mohammed anymore. You you become your chef, then you become
the prophet and finally find out in that you become one with a lost part of the house.
Now the law says
wrote in his book, I know soccer. This man's full time battle. You wrote a book called, I know soccer. And he describes he's going from one level of Sufism to the next. He says, initially I was four.
Then I became three.
Then I became two.
And after two, I became one.
What did you mean by this?
It means that Jamie and Dwayne was
he was for beating he was first himself.
He chef or mercy appear as they call it.
The prophets of Salaam and as become one, he's now one with Allah.
believe this. There was a man called Hajaj
who wanted to walk in the street, he was a sushi and he shouted to the world. And Aloha, Aloha, Aloha, I am the truth was the truth. I've become the truth, I am the truth, because I am the truth. Otherwise he has now
mystically become one with a loss.
He's a lot of us within him, is what Allah physically and spiritually.
And Rumi believe the same today was designed to Rumi I, the other day, somebody said to me, oh, I'm attending a roofie Rumi session reading his poetry etc. And he was a Muslim, he was not a Muslim, it was it was a dumb cut, nothing more nothing less.
And he supported all these unfamiliar, all these deviate deviations within the deen of Allah was credible.
that is basically
what the Hadees and the deviation from towhee
and I must add, very simply that in the beginning,
Sufi ism was not known by the name Sufism.
People did not know Sufism, they only knew piety,
piety, and withdraw from the world and worshipping Allah subhanaw taala.
The Prophet, all the prophets were
people who dedicated their lives to Allah.
So if he wasn't known in that, I'm not sure if he wasn't known at the time of Muhammad, nor that the harbor nor the second generation or the third generation,
started owning the nine digit bank 99th generation
after the 97 Lotus, this would Sophie, and it initially comes from
the Greeks and the Romans, that she has, and then adopted by
by the Sunni Muslims,
because we know
one of the pillars of Catholicism and everything else is that they
canonize people, for this canonization means to make sense out of people after the death. That is the first adoption of the two fees. They canonize the date they make, they make only up out of the dead leaders no matter what the behavior was in this world, if you really see will lead that lie. So if you prepare to
do away with all these deviations,
maybe they could come on the straight path, we may go on inshallah, they should come with a straight path. I want to give you an example of
me and a real a real
a person who is committed
to the worship of Allah, Allah, excluding the world could cut himself off from the world. He's not known.
Nobody knows who he is. He may be sleeping outside in the park bench. He may be a businessman.
But you hide that because that is the secret to make it known and polar and put it on on the
chatter from the rooftops and advertise it. So that's a very, very secret relationship which you have with your great
example of tonight. Albert Daddy, tomato butter is one of the very famous people who have committed himself Of course, the Sufi is claiming him for themselves. But a great example of the genetic about that in a while not keeping it too low today.
Today about that he was he was from Iraq, but iraq gets really cold sometimes snows in part of Iraq. And it was a poor man but he was a
he was what in modern nature with him. Call Sophie. Sophie was just a
Ben dedicated his life to all lost completely. Absolutely.
So this night it was very cold and he was looking for a place to sleep. And he saw the message and he went into the masjid and took refuge in the budget and the caretaker the budget came and threw him out and till now there's not a place to sleep. Go Go find another place look at you look out that you are
so generic that Baghdadi was sitting on the street and looking in a saw light a fire burning and he went, and it was a man making 500 beautiful big, big palace. He was obviously the gatekeeper use was a vehicle that had better fire.
And do nobody came and said Assalamualaikum brother.
The man didn't reply.
he asked him I said by the fire the men didn't reply. The man just smiled at him and he thought that was a yes answer the second
and both of them said none of them spoke till the whole night. When they added from the busy week for Friday, the main city wailuku Santa warahmatullah
to Jamaica, but I was really surprised at this man I greeted him last night when I came here every time we didn't say walakum Salah the other the other angle to father he says well,
so he asked him and why only greeting me back now. The man says See I was employed
to be a gatekeeper
for this back.
My terms of employment isn't I must
look to see that nobody is not supposed to enter the premises into the spaces.
That is my job description.
More than that I cannot do even if somebody's greeting me, I can't greet him because I'm being paid to do a job here. And my job is to see to the safety of this house. So I had to wait until my job description ends before I could say anything or do anything besides
looking after this house to be about I was amazed. He thought wow I thought I was the one it was spiritual and committed to our life and a very sick person look at this man it's just what we call the bob you know mangoes after the gates of
so the better team have a wish. What is your wish? It was an old malnourishment. Chicken, I can talk to you now. Or tell everybody this maybe they can help.
You said you don't know about that. He said, My last wish before I die. I asked a lot harder to holla that he should show me the face of Juanita daddy
which means it was close to you. They want to know about it right in front of him a great
winner today as a great Sufi, one of the leaders of Sufism in the in the world
which is nobody knew him.
So if you are assuming everybody knows you, but have you noticed, have
you ever done this? Have you noticed?
Because it means you are
half a foot in one foot in the world and one foot is no. So if it means complete and total
conviction and commitment to allows hunter in the no secret way. I can tell you, as a child I knew a man was today would be called a Sufi.
And people came to discover only after he was dead, that this is what he did. And that is what he did. And that is what he did.
And people call him associate No, no.
He's a devotee of Allah.
Got another name for you. He's what is called a moment.
You call yourself a true devotee of our equaliser. Color yourself what Allah wants you to call yourself. I am
a devotee of Allah.
May Allah Allah make us all devotees of allows
us not invent a new name unless given us a name.
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