Channel: Hamza Yusuf
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Now, this section in the mathcad is very, very interesting. He has a long section about not sending your children to schools, in which the teachers are non Muslim. And the reason for that he actually considered it prohibited. And the reason for that is the danger of things being taught that will cause the child to lose its faith. And this is sixth century that he wrote this. He also felt that until the child was old enough to be able to discern between what's true and what's false. He said at that point that they could learn from non Muslims, if there were sciences or knowledges, that were beneficial to learn, but prior to that, in the early phase, that they should not because of the
possibility of losing the creed. And because what he says is the nature of children is that they believe whatever their teachers say, when they're young. It's part of fitrah, whatever the teacher says, they just take it as In fact, to give you an example, one of my son's Koran teachers had a East Asian pronunciation on some things. And he would say, he said I was a belay. And I said, No.
And he said, No, it's Uzu. And I said, No, it's true. And he said, no, no. Carla said it was Uzu. So he believed her before, he would believe me, because I sent him to her. So he,
no, she's right, not you. Because she's the teacher. And that's the way a child naturally, that's the way it works. They'll trust the teacher, more than they'll trust the parent. So it's very dangerous for that reason. So and that's one of the things that I've always had. I really believe that here, a lot of parents think that it's the early years that they don't worry about. And it's really important to stress that that it is not the early years. Those are the years to worry about the later years. Don't worry about those. I mean, the whole point of all those Heidi's was they get to a certain age, it's not a year of business. Right? If you do your job those first 14 years, it's
none of your business. What happens after that? I mean, it is obviously but there's nothing you can do about it in that way. Whereas if you don't do your job, those first 14 years, and then they'd go astray, or they do terrible things or then you're you share in it, it's you're wrong, because that's your donation to the world, to your children. Now, I'm going to finish this with a poem, because I read from sources that are off. There's a American poet, Edgar Allan Poe, who wrote a poem called an hour off the heights. He'd actually read the Quran because he quotes the Quran and so his poems, but this poem isn't from an hour off, it's called the Conqueror worm. And I thought of it because of the
story of Adam and Eve that I read and and then all these dramas that have emerged from our two parents having children and and all the dramas and how it just keeps going. And this is a beautiful poem. It's a little dense if you when you first hear it, so let me read it and then I'll quickly go through it. Low tis a gala night within the lonesome ladder years, an angel throng the winged Luddite in veils and drowned in tears sit in a theater to see a play of hopes and fears, while the orchestra breeze fitfully the music of the spheres, mimes in the form of God on high matar and mumble low and hither and thither fly mere puppets they who come and go at bidding of vast formless
things that shift the scenery to and fro flapping from out there Condor, wings invisible. That motley drama. Oh, be sure it shall not be forgot, with its Phantom chased forevermore by a crowd that sees it not through a circle that ever return it into the same self same spot, and much of madness and more of sin and horror the soul of the plot. But see, amid the mimic route, a crawling shape intrude a blood red thing that rise from out the scenic solitude, it rise and rise with mortal pangs the minds become its food and Sara saw but vermin fangs in human gore and viewed out out are the lights out all over each quivering form. The curtain of funeral Paul comes down with the rush of
a storm, while the angels all pallid and one uprising unveiling a firm that the play is the tragedy man and its hero, the Conqueror worm.
He basically says it's a gala night
You know, all the angels are throngs drowning in tears. They sit in this theater, the angels are watching this play of hopes and fears. And the orchestra's doing, it's the music of the spheres. And then he says minds in the form of God on high, these actors that are playing out thinking that they're their God on high mutter and mumble low. And they're moving all about mere puppets, right? They're going all over the world doing all these things they're doing and, and this and that. And then he says, that motley drama, you know, but don't think even though this is a pretty motley drama that you're watching, don't think it will be forgot. And everybody's chasing this Phantom of the
world, by a crowd that sees it not, but nobody can actually get it. And the circle keeps returning over and over again, people keep coming back, making the same mistakes, doing the same things over and over again. All of these sayings, much madness, more sin, right? And horror, the soul of the plot. You just watch these people because the angels have to watch all this stuff. They have to record it all. Right, they have to record Afghanistan, right? They have to record the killing fields in Cambodia, they have to record the domestic violence going on all over the place. After record kidnappings have to record all the pedophilia, they have to record all the drug addicts after record
all the people slouched in the gutters and all these I mean, they have to watch this whole thing.
But then he says, But look, in the midst of this massive drama, this little creature comes on to the stage. Right? It's like moving around, and it's got these mortal pains. And then those actors become its food. And these angels have to weep at seeing this is the end of this creature as they eat his flesh. out out are the lights all these lights go out, you know, you're you've got the lights of your play that goes on for at certain time. And then it goes out. And then the curtain comes down with the rush of a storm, and the angels all palette and wind up rising and failing a firm the angels have to say the tragedy you just watched his man and its hero, the Conqueror worm.
Anyway, that's one. And that's not the only possible ending to the play, but that is definitely one of them. The prophets, the Lyceum said the worms don't eat the righteous. They leave them alone. They actually call it incorruptible. There's a word in science for it.
bodies that actually don't get eaten by worms. They don't decay or anything. They call them incorruptible. You can look it up. I didn't make that up. But a lot of people at hamdu lomasa do and I see them often to be humming Jimmy.
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