Channel: Hamza Yusuf
Date: May 29, 2015
Hamza Yusuf, in this enlightening talk, explains the six objectives of the shariah in preserving and maintain society. He also addresses issues such as adoption, superstition, education and extremism.
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Cali shala This is a quick overview of what's known as a hard fork here, which is beneficial in terms of studying filk or the law in order to understand what the intentions behind the law are. So the first thing that should be understood is although unlike the martyrs, either, who were the rationalist, we do not believe that Allah subhana wa tada that
he has to
bend benefit is creation. Martinez said that Allah subhana wa tada that what he did had to be for the benefit of his creation, it was a wedge for Allah, whereas we don't say that about does it out of his bounty, not out of any obligation.
So the first thing to know is that the Shetty and also the owner, the people are these routes say that all of the
sacred dispensations from Allah Subhana Allah to the human
are based on the preservation of five matters all. So every Shetty I that was given to the human being, was in order to protect five things.
The first of which is Dean itself.
Because the human being is
a homo, religious as he is, he is a religious creature, by nature, human beings, religious creature by nature, human beings will act out ritual, in every culture is something anthropologists recognize anybody who studies human societies recognize that every society has rituals.
Yet all those rituals from the human being himself, or are they derived from Revelation, this is the difference between the Muslim and the rest of societies. And I'm not and I'm saying Muslim here in the ideal sense, because many Muslims around the world have fallen into ritual that is not from Allah. And Allah gave them no authority to do that many, many examples we could use from the Muslim world for those things. Now, some of them would go into what's known as our or customary practice.
But others are clearly against the teaching of Islam, for instance, the female giving a dowry
in a wedding, you will find that in some Muslim countries where the female is forced to give a dowry, because of previous religious traditions that were strong in those cultures, and yet that is against Islam. So that's an example of tradition, becoming part of a yahaya, or an ignorance within the culture. So Islam is not against the customs of a people, Islam honors people, where it goes, Islam acts as a seed, it doesn't say everybody has to become Arab. Right? Like for instance, and I happen to be wearing Moroccan dress, not a Moroccan, I don't have to wear this dress, there's nothing in my Dean tells me I have to wear this dress, right? Nothing. Nothing, my Dean says, I have
to wear a turban. Now, this is not even son address, really, this robe, the type they were in North Africa, not from the sun, the terminus
of add that and some say some have
forgotten that it's a virtuous thing, because it's virtuous to bury a person with a turban. So many of the scholars have said it is a son of phobia.
Because they're weak had these that indicate that it's a good thing to wear a turban, but there's nothing in shediac that in order to be a Muslim, you have to wear a turban.
And if you don't wear a turban, you're not a good Muslim. Nothing says that is encouraged to cover the head.
It's meant to cover the head, it's a good thing for men to cover their head.
So there are adults or characteristics and qualities within cultures. When Islam comes to a culture. It shakes things up like a steve wynn had,
and it will separate what is good from the culture and what is bad. And this is why if you travel across the Muslim world, Muslims aren't all eating Arab food. Right? The Arabs have particular foods and even within Arab cultures, there are differences
So if you go to the Arabian Peninsula, they don't eat like the Syrian, they don't eat like the Yemenis. They don't eat like the North Africans. If you go to Indonesia, they eat different foods. If you go to China, Chinese Muslims eat Chinese food. So these are just qualities and characteristics of cultural Islam, these within the realm of MOBA, within the realm of norm within the realm of custom, but when the culture has a custom that goes against the teachings of Islam, then it is incumbent upon the people within that culture, when they embrace Islam, to relinquish those things and to abandon them. That's what the Muslim is, is commanded to do, to leave their
halia to leave the ignorance of the previous life. So when we do that, what we're doing is we're submitting to a teaching.
And what we are saying, and this is the power of religion, over the mind of the human creature, because when a human being embraces a religion, what they're doing is they're recognizing, there is truth outside of my experience, I recognize that truth and I'm submitting to that truth.
And so, a person who fully surrenders to Allah subhana wa pdanet, is willing at that point to abandon
his previous or her previous worldview, for
And that's an amazing thing, and people have done it. Historically, people have done that. The human being can do that. If you look at when Islam moved to,
Islam civilized Africa, in the same way that Christianity civilized Europe, to a certain degree,
every culture is based on a book. It is the book that civilized people, it is the book that brings
consciousness to people. It is the book that humanizes people, and every culture has a book. And the book of Islam is the Quran. The Book of the Muslim peoples is the Koran.
So when the Muslims went to Africa, they went into cultures that had many, many Dahlia practices.
And they abandon those practices for the truth of Islam. But then, the practices reemerged. And this is an interesting phenomenon, because we have to ask, Where is this reemergence from? Where is it coming from? To give you an example? I don't know how many people know about Burning Man.
anybody here know about Burning Man? Burning Man is a phenomenon in California. That started I think, about 10 or 15 years ago, where a man who had loved lawn travels, he'd lost his girlfriend or something, and somebody told him, we should do something to get your mind off that. So they decided to build a 40 foot man of wood and burn him.
Like, whatever gets you through the night, right?
So they did this and they took this huge
woodsman to a beach in San Francisco and they reassembled it. And there was this huge man, and then they put gas and lit it on fire. And suddenly everybody on the beach came and it happened to be the time the solstice.
All these people came on to the beach and surround and they recognize something amazing is happening here. In fact, one woman actually touched, put her hand into the fire and got severely burnt touching this Burning Man. And this became a ritual that was repeated now every year the last one that was I think, is somewhere near Barstow or something. There are over 20,000 people there. And it's like a Dionysian. It's become like this cult Dionysian cult
zibra the all these is the Dionysian cult, they go and they dance naked. And they it's a very, very strange thing. But the Burning Man is Wicker Man. You see the ancient the pagans in Europe used to do the same thing, build this huge man from from wicker and fill it with
offerings to their pagan gods and burn them, the ritual they did around the solstice. So what where does that emerge from? For the Muslims we would say this is Chef on bringing back his gifts
to the culture really, it's there's something within the human condition where these things re emerge again and again. And the thing about cheban which is interesting is he is not original. Chapin doesn't come every he's always coming with the same thing. They slightly change and there'll be variations of them.
thing, but they're basically similar things. He brings a type of jelly
to people's and for some reason, although there are similarities around the world there are going to be different ones for different cultures and different peoples because peoples are not the same and they're different. So this same thing phenomenon occurs within the Muslim cultures, a Jedi re emerges that had been absent is almost like it went to sleep. And then somebody wakes it up, and the Prophet curse the one who wakes up a sleeping fitna.
In other words, fitna can go to sleep, but it doesn't mean it's not there, and it can be aroused.
So the Sharia is the protection for us. This is what protects us.
Allah says, If you disagree about a thing, photo, do it or la hora Sudhi take it back to Amman is
the Erica highroad.
Right, that's better for you.
And that's the most perfect of interpretations of understanding. So take things back to alignment, what does Alana's messenger say here? Now when we submit to Allah and His Messenger, what we are submitting to, is we are submitting to the fact that our line is messenger know what is good for us. Allah knows what is good for us. And he taught His Messenger what is good for us and His Messenger communicated to us what is good for us. The province of Lyceum said I did not find any evil, except that I warned you about it. Nor did I know of any good except that I showed you the past to it. That's a blessing from our Prophet, everything that he prohibited us to do. He did it because he
knew that was harming it for us. Everything that he told us to do, he did it because he knew that was good in it for us. And Allah is the one who taught him that through gibreel and Islam. So to understand Sharia is to understand that this is for the benefit of the human being and the first and primary benefit is the preservation of the true Deen with Allah which is to heat. The Deen is to heat. The Shetty Allah will differ. But the deen is tawheed and this must be preserved within the human community. What towhee does is it frees people from the chains from the yoke of creation
and end the free man in Islam is not like people in this culture thing. People in this culture associate Liberty right is a Latin word liver free Liberty with freedom. They associate this idea that I'm free to do what I want. Now the problem with that argument is, is that if the person is doing what their knifes wants, they're not free. There are slaves. That true freedom is doing what Allah subhana wa Adana wants, that is freedom and by definition in Islam, the Abdullah is the only real hero as the only free human being is the one who's a servant to Allah and no longer a slave to himself. And the one who was a slave to himself
is not free, and will never be free until he's freed of himself. And this is why in the Arabic language the word for freed slave is also the word for master Mola.
Molas is from the above that is from the words that have an opposite meaning. Mola is a master like we call a lot. mowlana
Mola is master and Mola is freed slave. So the freed slave is the one who is a master of himself.
That is the freed slave, and the one who was a slave to himself is a slave, and has no freedom. So no matter how much freedom they give people in this culture or any other culture, if they're out fornicating if they're out, chasing their personal passions, if their passions take them to destruction, if they're addictions take them to destruction, they're not free, they're slaves. They're just slaves to the wrong thing. There are other mahalo and they're not other holla there are slave of creation, and they're not a slave of the Creator. And this is why
his great statement is a Bedouin man comes into the court of kisara, the great Persian cosmos. And he asked them, he asked him, what's, what's this thing you you're calling
us to? And he said, we are calling you to
becoming those who worship the creator of things, and not those who are slaves of created thing. We are coming to free you from the slavery of things, to the slavery of the creator of thing. And that's real freedom. And that's what Islam came to offer to the human condition.
If you accept that and understand that, then Deen is the first thing and the tawheed is the most important thing because once you understand
That Allah is the only one who can harm you allows the only one that can benefit you. Then you're freed of superstitions. Look at the superstitions in cultures. They're everywhere, right? cultures are rife with superstition. This country is filled with superstition.
Why don't they have a 13th? floor? in their buildings? Seriously? Why don't they have a 13th? floor?
You go to a hospital, they don't have a 13th floor. I'm not making that up. Why? A rat a society built on rationalism. Why does it go from 12? To 14?
Seriously, is an interesting question.
Why are people afraid to go out on Friday the 13th? Why are people afraid when a black cat crosses them? Why are they afraid of broken mirrors? Why are they afraid of opening umbrellas in a house?
This is really there's people all over this country that knock wood, right?
You see people do that right. Now why are they doing it? You can say well, it's just you know, it's all says a wise wives tale they call them right now why are they Why are you still doing it?
Right. So people are filled with superstition. Islam came to free us from all that.
And there are those who say, well, the Muslims are superstitious. Don't you do all these prayers to protect yourself? Don't you do all the really they'll say that they'll say you have superstition? Ours is different. I knock would you say I would be nine minutes upon regime?
shutdown? avena? What a difference between the two. Really, you know, one is from reality and the other is one it's just an illusion. So the first is the preservation of Deen and this and that is primarily because we'll even give our life to preserve the deen really, the life has to be even given to maintain the preservation of Deen The next is a preservation of life
shediac came to preserve life. And this is why if you kill a person you are killed, like confetti saucy hyah you have in retribution life.
So if somebody kills a life unjustly, they forfeit their life. And in that is life for the society, it is a deterrent. Right debtor in Latin means to wash out dirt fill, easy to determine you have to get get rid of it before it spread. Like gang gangrene, you have to cut off part of the body in order to save the whole body.
So life is one of the things shediac came to preserve. And it gave us rules to preserve life.
And then it came to preserve
which is lineage. People it is a right of a human being to know who their people are, you should know who you're from, like what happened in this country with the african black people in this country. And then in the 1950s. Really it goes back to earlier than that. But the idea of attaching an X to the name. That was a statement. You know this what the nationalist movement was making, what they were saying is x is the mathematical symbol for the unknown. And what we're doing is rejecting our slave name like Washington, see a black man whose name is Washington. He didn't come over on the Mayflower. Right? He didn't come over on the Mayflower. He Why does he have a nice Anglo Saxon name?
Because that was a name that was just given to him.
Right? Some of these the blacks when they were free, they literally just gave him the name Washington, Jefferson Carver Smith, like that just named. And some of them took the names of their masters
like that. So what they were doing is they're saying no, we don't accept that anymore. We don't know who we are. But we know we're not Washington. Write that we at least we know that now. They didn't know that for a long time. So it's a type of consciousness. But
what they were saying is we don't know. And this is a right that was taken away from us and was taken away from us. They were literally stripped from their families.
And that was erased from their consciousness.
Because children were taken from their parents and sold into slavery.
And this is what happened this is this happened in this country.
So a human being has the right to know his lineage, who he is who you who your father is. And this is why in fornication The rules are so strong because we
fornication that breaks down. And this is why a woman who bears a child out of childbirth, even if the father is quote unquote, known, that child does not out of wedlock,
even if the child is born out of wedlock, and knows the father, right? And knows the Father.
The child does not take that father's name.
Doesn't take the name. A bastard cannot say that's my father by Sharia cannot say that. Even if you did a genetic test anything No. A luzina has no lineage by Sharia? None.
Because every religion, every Dean has recognized marriage
every day, marriage is the way of lineages preserved
the Muslims are polygynous and not.
They are not polyandrous because a woman will not know if she takes more than one husband, who is the father of the child. And you can't say oh, well, we could do a DNA test. There. 80% of the world doesn't have telephones.
You know, DNA tests aren't cheap, they cost a lot of money. Right? 80% of the world doesn't have telephones.
So don't you know don't use this, you know, the people have banned they say a shed your father, your cazare. The anomaly is something you keep in mind, but you don't use it as a standard to measure things.
So, and Islam permits polygyny, because the lineage can be preserved. If there's one progenitor, a woman will know if she guards her private parts, she will know who is the father of her husband, who is the father of her child, and the child has a right now if a man has an Emma, which is a bonds woman, and the bonds woman only becomes impregnated, she becomes own wallet, just by becoming pregnant by missing appearance, his own wallet, if the child is born, the child is the legal son, or the legal Daughter of that man, by Sharia.
There are no bastard children in Islam, Islam came to eliminate that. You see, and one of the things that proposal I said and said, if a culture, if if fornication becomes prevalent in a culture, then prepare yourselves for the Wrath of Allah.
You see, and the wrath is in those children, because they're filled with rage.
And look at what's uh, we've now reaching 50% in this country, children born out of wedlock, we're reaching 50% or past and look at all the crimes. Look at all the violence, there's rage. If you go into the prisons in this country, and as these men, they don't have fathers. They didn't have fathers, they don't even know who their fathers were. That's that is that is a that is oppression. That's unjust. You can't do that to a human being. They have the right to know who their father is. And so Islam came to preserve that right
through the prohibition of fornication.
And through the guidelines of Sharia in proper marriage, and this why Islam recognize any marriage. Outside of Islam, if two people become Muslim, they do not have to renew a marital contract. Islam recognizes marriages of other Dean's.
You see, it doesn't it's as long as it is a marriage that is recognized by the custom of a people, but to people living together with no responsibilities. Islam rejects that completely. And people forget that in 1968. It was major news in this country that a woman in on the East Coast was kicked out of her university because she was living in sin 1968
kicked out of the university because she was living in sin. People forget how quickly morals have changed in this culture. There was an article in News and World Report about fornication and premarital sex. And what they were saying was even conservatives won't condemn adult consensual premarital sex. They'll condemn teenage sex but they will not condemn adult consenting adults because everybody's doing the article said, Well, why should the children Why should the teenagers not do it? If that's their example?
You see why, and everything in this culture is saying have fun, enjoy yourself. The media is showing it promoting fornication. Most of the television sitcoms and the films they don't have relationship. Marriages are usually dull and boring. On television, and interesting. It's it's so popular
what's exciting is illicit relations. Really, this is what they're seeing. And this is what they're being conditioned to believe.
They keep their father's name, they can they can call the stepfather.
You know what they want nickname or whatever. But they they have to understand that the stepfather is the stepfather. He is not a legal father. He's actually only a guardian. He's not a stepfather. We don't even have that term. We and we do not have adoption. And the reason for adoption is see what happens if I adopt a child. And my last name is Hanson. And that child takes my last name, three, four generations down the road, they forget that there was an adoption, and suddenly they that they think that's their lineage. So lineage is maintained in Islam. Islam, abrogated adoption did not allow for the province of Lyceum adopted, they call them zaytoven. Mohammad
fostering as the Prophet said, I am the one who takes care of a an orphan, or like this in Ghana, he put his two fingers he is one of the highest things you can do. Right? Cafiero your team is one of the highest things you can do to take care of people that don't have parental care. One of the highest things in Islam you can do but you cannot say this is my son. This is my daughter.
That's a lie. That's a lie. They are not your son and daughter. And they're not your stepson, not your stepdaughter,
you say that these are this is my garden. This my you know, Ward, right exactly.
He adopted a absolutely any announced it at the Kaaba. It's no that was abrogated the profits or license was prohibited to do that after. Yes, he did that.
Before Yes, absolutely.
He did that before. It's not any guidelines for nothing or
any books or things,
especially for this culture?
Well, Kabbalah is a it's a in fifth Kabbalah is a what's called Katana, which is taking care. It's taking care of the needs of children that don't have those to take care of them highly encouraged. They explain like how to deal with a child on their
child needs to know that.
Right, they need to be told that. And this is you know, this is a big trauma in this country for many people who find out that they've been adopted, big trauma.
Give the child here last.
Only if it's your legal child.
Like adopted, yeah, you cannot give it your last name. It has its last name. Even the woman can't take it's not supposed to take your name. She's not Mrs. so and so. She's has her own lineage and that should be preserved. She's not she hasn't become you.
Right, that's a co option. Not probably the Muslim tradition is a modern is a bitter. You know, it's a modern spin on Mahatma to do that to to give a woman a name. That's not her lineage.
No, she has her own. She's the so and so the daughter of so and so. And we're proud to patrilineal the lineage goes through the Father. Sometimes rarely men were attributed to a woman because of her righteousness. I mean, that does happen like even Tamia. Tamia is from his grandmother. Right? Tamia was a woman. So that does happen. You know, sometimes, but we are not Patrick, that we are not matrilineal. We're a patrilineal.
Dean, the dean is patrilineal.
First it sounds like a couple of parents could
go for adoption a child?
Absolutely. No, they can do what best culture calls adoption. You could do that legally, but you cannot say this is my child.
At that time, can you
foster a child or would you have to teach a child
like an adult to mean to take? Yeah, see in Sharia if they're if they've reached puberty, they're not children anymore.
As a foster parent situation like they're a troubled youth
but not know you are. There's nothing says you can't help them if you want to. You can do that. Nothing in shediac says you can help.
My sister who has adopted children and
And then beauty knows that they are adopted. And as small
as children play other children teach them to tell them that they didn't know that that's not your mother. And she adopted them in a very early age.
They know they tease them. Yeah. That's, you know, Lord of the Flies syndrome.
Children can be very cruel to other children. That's why you want to have your children around children that are well raised and learn not to do things like that, you know, not all children tease, you know, really.
I mean, children should be socialized into respect and should learn that they shouldn't do and they can. Not something they can't do. You know, and they will fall into things like that, but they should learn to respect
you know, the feelings of others, even at an early age, and that can be done. Yeah.
Then she goes, she's no longer a bonds woman, she becomes she she becomes what's called own wallet.
Right? She's no, she cannot be she cannot be sold.
And the child is a legal child of that man and is an inherits and everything. It's a, it's the son of that man and takes the man's name
if she wanted to take her husband's last name.
You know, I don't know. Let me check on that. All right. I'd prefer to because I don't I don't want to do I mean, I have an idea. I don't want to give a definitive because I'm not sure. So let me ask
chef Abdullah, what he says or tomorrow she Abdullah who's a Mufti, the man coming tomorrow as a Mufti?
Same is not the last thing I
know, it doesn't have to be the, you know, the Sahaba had last names. They weren't Muslim. I mean, their fathers were machete keen pagans. You know, I might have been a bob and hapa was not a Muslim. It doesn't name is a name, name of your father's your father, whether he's Muslim or not, is doesn't matter.
That's your name. You know, like my name. My father's name was handsome. That was his father's name, and his father's name. And his father's name goes back to whoever the first hands, you know, it means john. Right? Sign up, john. If and yeah, that's what it means. You know, it's just that's the way the European said even Yeah, hand son, sign of hands. Hands is your hand.
Oh, that's a first name, which is a choice. You don't have to take a Muslim name. If you become Muslim, you don't have to take I shouldn't say a Muslim man to say you don't have to take an Arabic name. Right. I mean, there were
many cultures where they didn't all adopt Muslim names, you still go to shout outs, we have a shout out here we have a Shem share is a Persian name. You know, we have men as many names in
right there many, many named Persian names are very common. Even some Arabs name their their women, Persian names, you'll find Persian names in the Arab communities. Right? You'll find Turkish names.
In the in the Arab world.
That's just something you know, in many cultures, when you convert, even even within the Christian tradition, you often took a name, like even within the Catholic tradition. When you go into an order that and you you, you read your vows, they often took a name of one of the righteous, the pious ancestors, so that they would become the their name might have been
Christopher or whatever. And then they take their vow they become Paul, or they become Peter, or they become. I mean, even Paul's name was Saul. When he converted he became Paul. So is this just a tradition within many cultures, the Prophet did not change people's names unless they were bad names because one of the rights of a child is to be given a good name by the Father. So he found somebody whose name was inappropriate. He would change it like Shakti means wretched. He said no, your name sorry, which means happy felicitous. That's all. So if you want to take a name, you can take a name if you don't want to, you don't have to. And there's an interesting book called dow in America
written by Christian missiologist, which people who study conversion
He's actually not a critical researcher. And he was doing this as an academic exercise. And one of the things he said in there is that he that he studied the reasons people convert. And I think he identified about 10 dominant reasons. And he said that Islam was uniquely the only religion amongst the religions that Americans convert to that had all 10 of the reasons. And he said, so he had to deduce from that, that the Muslims were just doing a really bad job at presenting their religion because they had so few conversions. But one of the things he said is he, he felt that that Americans would not convert if they felt that they had to take Arabic names. Right. And he actually
felt that, that, that Muslims should, if an American does become a Muslim, they should just keep their American name.
That was his idea. Anyway, I mean, he's not a Muslim, but it's an interesting concept, you know. So
you don't have to name your child, an Arabic name. Nothing in shadia says that you have to name your child. And they're good names to name because of who the people were. And the Prophet definitely said, hiral as mama widow hamidah, the best names are those that have ABD in them, or have praise like Mahmoud Hamad Ahmed, Mohammed Salatu. Salam, those type names Hamid, right.
Those are the best names and Abdul Rahman there's another rewire that, man. But you could if you were Greek, you can name your child Demetrius. There's no there's nothing in shediac says you can't do that. Right. I actually thought about doing one of my son.
I didn't, but I thought my grandfather's name was Demetrius. And I thought about doing that, you know, the me.
The me sounds to me like demon.
So you know, that's, nessa is important first name, as long as you give them a good name.
You know, there weren't Judah ages, a name that comes in the Hadith. And gerade is George and the Prophet praised a monk whose name was George age, and you will find some Muslims that had that name, historically, George Jude age.
Right. George is a Greek name you're ago.
Right? So it's in the Hadith center, Sahih, Hadith jurij.
Prophet, he was one of the people that, you know, the infant spoke to, too, because, you know, the story of your age, the monk,
and they were these people were very envious of him. And so they wanted to,
to destroy his reputation. And so they paid a prostitute to go to the his, his monastery, because he's very righteous Christian. And she came at the night and she said, I don't have a place to stay, will you let me in. And so he, he was, you know, his humanity was there. But at the same time, he was worried because monks have flee the world and women, you know, that was symbolic of the world for monks in a lot of ways. So but his humanity, you know, the spirit of the law over wrote the law, and he so he led her into the monastery. And then she tried to seduce him, and he would put his hand into the fire into the candle to remind himself of the fire. So he did not sleep with her. But she
went and then on the way back, she failed, but she met a shepherd on the road back, and she seduced him and she became pregnant and she claimed that Judah age
seduced her. So the people went and tore down his,
his monastery. And then when the child was born,
they went to the the child, the child said, she lied in the child in in the cradle said she lied. I'm the son of the shepherd. And so they knew that your age was that he was, he was such a righteous man, that was a miracle that I'd like you to prove his innocence. And they so they built him a monastery with gold and
right, people are pretty horrific.
Well, people do that. Yeah, they changed their names. I that's pretty sad. Let's put it that way. I don't think it's, I don't know if you could actually say that would be haraam to to do that unless he changed his last name, which is prohibited
In fact, the prophet
said that anybody that called themselves by other than the name of their father that he was free from them, you had no relation with them. That's one of the things you cannot do. So somebody, you know, who was whose last name was,
you know, like,
Zane on Aberdeen, and he changed it to Smith or something like that. Can't do that. But if his name was Mohammed, and he came here and change it to Mo, you know that they do that, things like that, right?
Well, when I converted I, my father's name was, and my grandmother's name were Joseph. And I asked my chef, if I could be bin Yusuf. I asked him that, and he and he said that, that I could do that.
So I don't know a lot of that. But I went back to Hanson.
So for a long time, that's, that's what I went by. I revised my name. And then I just thought, you know, I'm not an Arab. So it's no reason why I should have an Arab name.
As I kind of matured and got older, you
you're young, you're kind of zealous? Would you recommend for someone to change the lesson? No, I wouldn't. In fact, I really have reservations, I don't think it changed their name at all. I don't legally because I have more problems in the Muslim world when they go to visit with a Muslim name than they would with a non Muslim name.
Unfortunately, so because I've had that I've suffered because I've been
denied entry into countries with an American passport simply because I in their name, and my passport. And I watched Americans go in next to me.
So I just, you know, why bring yourself that trouble? No, there's no reason why you should do that. You know, there's nothing in it that says you have to change your name. If you want to take a Muslim name. That's perfectly fine. You know, I don't think it's a bad thing. I think it's probably a good thing. Just the first. Yeah, the first thing, I wouldn't change the last name personally, again, these are just, you know, but if you're denying your father that's wrong to do that.
different energies, because that is not.
Yeah, that's a good point that you're raising. I think that's a very valid point.
And I would have to think about that, maybe ask some people about that. But I think that's a really good point.
I think that's what a lot of people do, like magic. You know, magic Shabazz. He took that name Shabazz, and his wife, Betty took that name as well.
So lineage, right, is preservation of lineage, and then preservation of wealth.
property. That is a right to human right. And, you know, it's interesting all property is theft.
I mean, what, you know, what a big piece of sophistry that is. All property is theft. Because you can't have the concept of theft without property.
Right. There's no concept of theft without property. All property is that
yeah, that's that that was one of Marx you know, Marxist ideas. All property is theft. Right.
You know, the idea that everything should be communally
Actually, the men very turn Listen, he was not.
She was she was taking money without him knowing it.
From his neck, his wallet, right. He was very upset about it. But the question came up, because for her, the money within the family was not a
problem. property was a
Is that true?
No, not at all.
spouses goes into a lot.
It's very hard to you know, within families, there's completely different
you know, yeah. But but the you know, hinze came and said that she used to take property from Abu sufian without him knowing and the process because he said I was with him was a miser and the profitable ICM said take it with you know, with him knowing take what you need that you have a permission you have a right to the mouth
You need, but he should know about it. So that was the first one
about the lawn. So the idea that of preservation of property is that theft, the rules applying to theft, the cutting of the hand, which is that just radical.
Right cutting of the hand is a very radical
there is it has to be from heroes, you know, it has to be like if if we left something outside, like I left my bicycle outside unlocked, right.
And somebody took it, there's there's has to be in a place that's recognized as that you cannot go into it, she leaves something out for people that that is not a house, you know, that's not protected area or protected space. And it's interesting, I'll tell you something very, really interesting about shediac.
If I go and like, if I go to Hakeem, and he's got a bunch of money in his hand, and I start fighting him, beat him up and take his money. There's no cutting of the hand there. That's called the rustle of Assab, the cutting of the hand is if it's when it's done furtively. It's very interesting. And the idea is that, that if you're awesome, there's, there's more, you know, it's less dishonorable. In other words, at least you're giving a person the opportunity to fight for his property. But if you steal it from them without even giving them that opportunity, it's like, it's you've reached the depths of depravity, you know, it's just, it's,
no, if you hurt them, then there's deat. There's the ads that you know, there's blood, there's blood money, and there's there's retribution, that's different. But somebody like somebody, what they call a mugger who comes in takes as long as they don't have a weapon, if they have a weapon, then that's actually the worst form. That's that is armed robbery with the punishment is death.
You see, armed robbery is even if they don't kill anybody, if if a man goes into a store with a gun, and points that gun at a person, then that the punishment is death, in fact, very severe.
It's one of the worst things you can do. Because the society the one thing that people should feel within a society is security in their being that is, the most important thing is feeling a sense of security, which is protection of self. Human beings should feel safe in their homes, and safe in their streets.
They should have that sense of safety, you shouldn't have to worry about who's this guy behind me. You know, people should not have to feel that that fear. So the society that Islamic laws are very severe, when it comes to these fundamental breaches
of human rights, or non human I don't like that word of schodack rights because we don't have human rights we have
legal rights that are given to us by our law, not by our solely our humanity, they're given to us from Allah. God given rights. Thank you. That's the old fashioned way of saying it.
Human Rights a modern concept.
Yeah, that would go under like muscle ha, I mean, technically, as the government, the government could do that. If it was seen as a muscle to have traffic laws generally go under the rules of masala and mortara, which is where there's public benefit. So technically, because the reason there's traffic laws is to protect people's lives. So by the Sharia, you should follow traffic laws.
You should follow traffic laws by Sharia. In fact, some of them have these had said that if you if you purposely go through a red light, you should say I stopped for a long
Because it's endangering other lives and and those laws were established for public safety. And and that relates to shediac. The Sharia honors that, in fact, it incorporates it.
I know. And we're in the Bay Area, and it's really bad. Because making people pay for parking spaces, right when we weren't when I was young was I mean, the old days right? used to go down downtown. And you know, you weren't supposed to I can't remember what they called it where they call that loitering or
we used to put money into the meters and just sit you know, in the in the parking space and say, Hey, we rented this
rebels without cause,
I mean, people can sit in one place.
So the next is preservation of, of the intellect. You have to preserve the intellect.
Because that's where we were honored with the intellect. So shediac came to preserve the intellect. So it prohibited things that harm the intellect. So anything that harms the intellect sherea says avoid it to preserve your intellect, like intoxicants.
They harm the intellect. And now the amazing thing about it is, you know, 1400 years later, oh, by the way, every time you have a glass of wine, you destroy all these brain cells. Right? Literally, you kill brain cells. And and then there's people say, Well, we've got so many that's okay. Right? I mean, we can afford to lose a few. Right? Right. The problem is, how do you know you're not losing the right one? Right? Maybe that's the reserve ones that that you don't lose. It's the ones you're using, right? Because we're only using one point. I think it's now it's point 01 or So it used to be 10% of brain and now that went to 5%. Now they say it's less than 1% of brain is actually being
used, right? latest neuro. I mean, these are theories, obviously. But they The reason they got that information is because they've had people that were hydrocephalic
who had literally less than 5% of normal brain mass born with that, and they had normal IQs and went to universities and got degrees.
Right, with literally less than 5% of, of what the brain mass that we have. And I really think in some ways, I'd love to anonim this is purely speculation, I have absolutely no evidence for this. But I think in some ways, what they call a threat from Alon opening. Like I think people like Obama Zadie usually probably like given like, just massive amount of intellect. You know, it was opened up for them. People like that, because you wonder, I mean, how these people could write what they wrote, you know, man writes 400 books, and, you know, just the things that they knew, and just sitting with some of the people I've sat with, like what Oprah had, who's mastered? I mean, he's
mastered around, you know, 15 sciences, that just one of them. If you imagine that in your lifetime, that is a major accomplishment. I'm not making that up. I mean, just the Arabic language. If you mastered that in a lifetime, nowadays, that is a major accomplishment. Because the so called doctors PhDs in Arabic language, they have nowhere near the mastery of these people in the desert. Really, they don't. So you know, you just wonder what what is all that massive cerebral power to do that some kind of opening? From a law, it's an opening quite literally load on.
So print. So how Where did we go? We said the light the dean.
wealth, and intellect. Those are the five. Now there's a sixth one which is called the elder and honor, which is added often and most of them put that under ness of also that it's your lineage as part of your honor. But here these are the rules that prohibit slander, colombini accusing people this is why even if you see a person, you know, you go into a room and there you see two people you know they're not married, and
something that shouldn't be happening is happening. It is haram for you to go and tell anybody how long you have to avail them.
And that relates to their right to honor and part of the reason that you veil people is because if people become known for doing wrong things Toba is, is harder. This enemy because people will always see them. As you know, that's the guy that used to own the liquor store.
Seriously, he might have made Toba but people will still bring up that years later. And I've seen this in Muslim communities. Somebody will literally make Toba and and the Edit will be brought up you know, oh, by the way, did you know he used in a liquor store.
caddy thing and three witnesses and
So we don't talk about
press charges. If there's no you don't want to press charges you want to bail people before four simultaneous witnesses is not almost impossible.
The rail that has
four people and you have the four people that's actually see penetration. And the way it's described in the books is like the, you know, the cone, the Yeah, the call the road, the stick that goes into the whole bottle, it has to be like the whole, the stick into the bottle, or like the bucket into the well, that has to be seen by all four people can't just be a man on top of a woman.
I don't know, I think you know, somebody came into the room. First thing they do is well, you know, shut the door and get out of there. Not gonna go start going in investigating.
Let me make sure I'm seeing what I'm seeing is really happening. I just don't imagine that. You have to have a very strange person that's gonna do I mean, the Shetty is there to veil people. It's not there to expose people's faults. And the Prophet didn't want to hear a woman came and confessed to him. You know, one man went to Abu Bakar. And he said, You know, I commit fornication of what did you tell anybody said no, he said, then don't tell anybody make Toba. It was still bothering him. He went to Oman. Look what Omar said. Did you tell anybody this from the same school? Did you tell anybody? He said Abu Bakar. What did he say? He said, Don't tell anybody. Why are you telling me
say stuff that Alon don't tell anybody. And it was still bothering the man. He went to the province a license. And the Prophet had the HUD punishment established, you know.
And in the one rewired, the woman who was who was stoned who confessed.
She was stoned after giving birth after nursing her child for two years, she still came back. And she was stone. And and somebody mentioned something about her cursing her and the Prophet. Don't curse that one with her blood was spilt across the city, all of the people in the city would be forgiven. You know. In other words, that's a that is a real Toba.
So and that's the thing is those people wanted the punishment in this world, not that they've because if you have the head punishment, that's it in this world, it's finished. Whereas if you don't, you're in the machine.
This year, I mean, they were worried about is this terrible going to be accepted. So and historically, there have been very few people that have been punished. And another thing about Sharia and confession, if a person leaves the pit, you have to stop.
If they get out of the pit by their own volition, then you have to stop. You can't continue to stone them.
There's a pit in which they're stoned in. And if they leave the pit that people have to stop. They can't stone them, they only stone them as long as they stay in the pit. If they leave the pit, they have to stop. Because confession is you know, love to anonim
do you see somebody stealing the available? Or, you know, if you know that they've stolen? You see somebody? No, you should stop somebody if you're able to you stop them from running these guys. Stop be
Very few people historically have been killed that way. In the Muslim world, really? Very few people. It was not a con there's probably more nowadays, like, Arabia just does it to stuff.
Yeah, there's no head punishment. Now. There cannot be had without halifa Khalifa established his head. There's no HUD punishment. And the other thing is you can establish HUD punishment in places where you have 80% unemployment.
And you can't you know, the province had Nakashima data, there's no cutting of hands when there's famine.
You know, shadia is it? You're not trying to to, to harvest it's when you have healthy society. That's when the Hadoop are being implemented. Now, when societies are totally dysfunctional, I mean, I've heard people say, No, that would be impossible to do in America. Not That's true. You have to radically alter the American Society before it's ready for shediac.
Right really has to be completely radically altered understandings have to change. No. I mean, people need to be honored people shouldn't go hungry.
shouldn't go hungry. That's a crime in itself to have people in your society that are going hungry. That is a crime. prophets Allah sent him said he does not believe the one who eats and his and his neighbor is hungry. That is not a believer.
So this makes the implementation show solid.
Absolutely. But it still has to be studied and understood for when the time comes. And there always has to be people that know shediac whether it's being implemented or not. And the provinces have told us that the first thing to go would be the Hadoop the rules of governance, that'd be the first thing that would go he said it would go step by step till nothing remained, but the prayer and that's the time we're in now. We're just holding clean to the prayer and to fasting and, and we pays a cot out of conscientious behavior, not because we're forced to. You know, in the olden days, they had Zakat collectors came and you paid that guy,
even though that you can impose upon yourself Absolutely, I mean, absolutely, yeah. To the best of our ability, but I can't. In America, I can't establish a head. If I have a community we had, I was in a community where a woman and a man did commit adultery. And there was a Mufti there. Who was asked chef Shivani very excellent move to a lot of taqwa. He was asked what to do. He said, just if she made Toba except the Toba and just fail her and don't talk about it. That's what he said, just fail her and accept the Toba? You know, don't ostracize them don't. It's a bad time, part of this condition that we're in so
Well, technically, if like, King Hasson is, you know, he's the ruler of his country. And he's called a mirror and what we need in his country, that's what he calls himself a mirror and what we need, what's that?
Well, technically the ruler of a country because even though the people of Somalia might say that there should be one ruler, the province indicated towards the end of time, there would be many rulers. So technically, if a ruler did establish it, like in Sudan, that that is valid, that they do have that authority because they are assault, but because Islam prohibits anarchy, there always has to be some government, even if it's a non Muslim government, there has to be some governing governing body. You cannot have anarchy.
Yeah, you can like it. See, there's some communities in this country that want to establish head. They can't do that, then it becomes vigilantism. And and Who are they to do that? They don't have the authority by Sharia law did not give us that authority. I mean, I can't just declare myself Khalifa of California, you know, and take bear with me. And then if somebody does something wrong, I tell some of the brothers go out and you know, whip them. I can't do that.
I can't do that.
I'm in California, right.
So those are the six math for that.
All right, cool, little humps. And that's what Cedi I came to protect and all of the rules of shediac can be found to something related to those things, all of them. If you look,
all of them like fasting as part of the preservation of Deen because you learn taqwa. And it's also preservation of the body because you become healthy. So notice how
the rules relate to prayer preservation of Deen, also preservation of intellect because one of the things about prayer is that it balances the intellect.
People that don't pray have more psychic troubles than people that pray even by within cultures, you know, like in this country, people that pray they've done the Christians have done a lot of research on it, but there's physicians dossie his name, Larry dossey, very interesting research has been done. People that that are religious in this country, whether they're Christian, Buddhist, other have lower blood pressure, lower heart disease, lower right. So there is there are benefits in these things, even in other tradition.
The five most important principle
principles of jurisprudence
the intentions behind them.
What does that mean you
than in Syria, you have to look at what the intention behind the the affair is that the armor and that is what things are based on and nothing else.
So if a person
says I'm telephonic in sha Allah, you're divorced, if Allah wills
that you have to ask the person, what did you mean? Did you mean? Did you say in sha Allah? Because
you want to just to make to Barak with the name, take a blessing by mentioning, or did you say if Allah wills your divorce, because if you said Allah wills, your divorce, then the divorce isn't binding.
So you have to look at what intentions are behind actions, and what what intentions are behind. And then certainty is not lost because of doubt.
is not lost.
You put down
that example that would be
if I'm in prayer, and I entered into prayer with certainty that I had Woohoo.
And then I start doubting it. I do not leave my prayer. finish my prayer, because I went in with yuppie and nothing will take me out but yummy. Now if after I finish the prayer, I still have a doubt.
And and I started thinking, no, I'm not sure that I should do prayer over. But the doubt itself does not take me out of the prayer.
So yaqeen is the foundation certainty is the foundation that is not removed by doubt, certainty that you didn't know then you have to leave. But interestingly enough, if I'm an email, and I go into the prep, a lot like when I pray to records, and then I realize I didn't even have a clue when I went into the prayer, if I leave that for immediately, once I realized that then the prayer that you pray behind me is sound, because there was certainty while I was praying.
Yeah, that's a good point that what you do is you build on certainty. So that's a good example. certainty is not moved by doubt. So if I pray a sack, right, I'm praying my prayer, and then I suddenly I'm not going to say, Is this my fourth? Or my third? like half? Right? Well, then what would you do?
You would base it on three, because with three you have certainty. So you base it on three, you would pay an extra one and then do settle to the forgetful prostration.
Exactly the last surgery that you have,
then you would get up and finish. What if you said salon and you're still sitting in the same place, and you have downs. If it was three or four, you get out and do a fourth one. So if a mom leaves with weapons, somebody else has to go because
they don't have to the the mom can either there's three possibilities. The mom can do what's called a stat lab, which he pulls somebody from the group or the group can push somebody forward if he doesn't, or they can all pray on their own.
Can the man come back?
You know, you know about the man. He was doing a prayer when he realized that he didn't have will do so he took the very righteous look around the front line, and he pulled them ahead and when he did Waldo and he came back man still to have done it.
He said, What are you doing? He said I'm saving your place.
Josie relays that as a way that is not
it is broken down fools and simpletons.
And he related with this not
that he was actually there.
One of them was there in one and yet
they saw righteous man and then people praying they said you go ahead and leave the prayer for us. He said I've never gone unless I have Lulu.
So the next one is called difficulty
Difficulty necessitates facilitation. In other words, and mashed up facilitation of the TCF. If there's difficulty to share your status things need to be made easy for people because our ma you either
You need a lot of people to use or Allah doesn't want difficulty for you want ease. He gave us a shot yet to make things easy not to make them hard. And so that you go out on physical. But if you said to the light, even don't make things hard for yourself because Allah will let you do that and then you'll destroy yourself.
So don't make things hard things are meant to be easy, which does not mean things are meant to be
It means that the responsibility should not be undue duress, it shouldn't be to the point where you know that you're really having a hard time you live in a place where it's daytime 20 hours a day for hours and nights and you don't fast 20 hours, you can work it out to the closest place if you want or some people say Mecca. The point is, is that you don't because that's
harmful for the body. If a woman's pregnant, and and the doctor says don't fast, or she feels that it's harmful for her, her fetus, she has the facts.
Allah says no, don't do that. Don't destroy yourself. It was hard to do something along these as ease, you can pray standing up and pray sitting down. And that's a principle in Washington, but we have to understand the dean is not don't go a lot doesn't need us to torture ourselves.
So it's not there's no benefit in that. What if you're pregnant, and the pregnancy is causing like
harm to the person should you have the child anyway and take them
a physician says that the the pregnancy has become a danger to the life of the woman then the phrase, he can be terminated by Sharia. But if he doesn't, that would be a judgment call.
But the woman's life is over the life of the child by Sharia.
As long as its unborn is over the life, the woman's lives over the life of the child. So there's no time period to where she's allowed to like where it's too late to know.
If they feel that if a doctor who's knowledgeable in his field, feels that there is a serious danger to this woman and continue the pregnancy that she probably will die there has to be a probability
he will say if this continues, this woman is going to lose her life. So then if she goes ahead and takes the chance and has it but that's it, she could do that. Technically. I mean, what if she dies is that if she went to the doctor though,
I mean, if she went to the doctor gender, you have to you don't have to go to a doctor by Shetty out, if you go to a doctor, then it becomes binding on you to follow the guidelines of doctor. You don't have to go to the doctor. If you're sick, there's nothing shady that says you have to go to a doctor. But if you do, then then it's incumbent upon you to follow the guidelines of the physician.
Well, I mean, if he says, you know, you should eat a little less or something like that. And, you know, but if he says, look, you have diabetes, and if you take sugar, you're gonna kill yourself. Sugar becomes how long for you? And it's a malady. It's a name that's related to circumstance. It is not heroin by its nature, but because of a special condition, it becomes prohibitive for you, but if you never went to the doctor, then you you don't have to follow that gun if you die Mashallah you die but but by Sharia, you do not have to go to a doctor.
You can go to get a second opinion. Nothing in Islam says
nothing in Sharia says you have to follow one School of Medicine. Just like you don't have to follow one method. There's different men have done medicine. Chinese men have write
email, email, email, Yellow Emperor
And you can follow different method of medicine.
It has to be based on real something real.
Live your children, he has children.
And they say it's too difficult to where he can go to school. And then how to safely
take that. And that's Yeah, that that is not I wouldn't know. You see, because, first of all, they don't have to go to school.
Sharia there's no longevity and it says you have to go to go. All you have to do is learn your phone by name by Sharia. That's it. No law says you have to have a BA
Really, no one should have said, all you have to know you don't even have to be literate by shediac.
You have to simply know the basic rules know how to say, Pat to half and these things, right. So if somebody is in school, I really think very detrimental to send our children to nominalism school.
That'll send them to school, and in schools all together that, you
know, some people say I have very radical ideas about education. But that's, that's where I am sorry about that. And I'm not my opinion is just my opinion. It's not based on and I'm not just saying this to be like, you know, radical or something, really, I'm not. I mean, it's based on thinking and studying the matter. And I am willing to sit with anybody who's done as much deliberation and reading and studying as I have about the situation. But somebody who just comes in, they're completely brainwashed by the very system that i'm saying is really bad for the Muslims. And they start telling me that I'm wrong, and they haven't looked even at any of the literature out there.
I don't miss that. There's no basis for arguing there's no basis for discussion.
I'm somebody, I had a friend of mine. He's a hardcore technologist. I told him, Look, let me give you some books. If you read those books, we can talk about this. But if you're gonna come to me with your radiology, I know what your radiology is, I've studied it. And I'm not convinced that I've studied people from
like MIT, you know, Langdon winner is a professor of the philosophy of technology, you know, Jackie Lu, others who have very serious serious critiques about technology, which is not saying all technology is bad. But there's questions there, there's philosophical implications to technology, if you're willing to do the study and research, then we have some grounds for discourse, but if you're just gonna, you know, tell me you're wrong. And I'm right. No, it's not fair. Right?
You know, opinions have to be based on something just can't be, you know, what your note you have to base it on, it has to be found, and I'm perfectly willing to admit, I know, and I with absolute certainty, that, you know, I make a lot of mistakes. My judgment is not, you know, it's not soundproof, no, I make mistakes, I could be wrong. I could be right. You have to listen to the argument, decide for yourself. Right, but don't just say because you disagree with it. And you haven't really given it thought that's that's not there's no, nothing, there aren't any alternatives that you suggest? for school, or I think very small groups of, you know, like a homeschooling effort
type within small groups. I think, you know, there's ample evidence, there's an argument about socialization, that schools provide this thing called socialization. I think there's ample evidence to really disprove that, in fact, children actually usually turn out much more humane when when they're not exposed to the quote unquote, socialization that goes on in a lot of schools.
No, that's a good point. I think that's a very good point. I to one group of women, I said, you know, women have a Jihad and their jihad is men.
A woman in her house has like a modality that you have to put up with, not only the children, but the big child a lot of times, right. And she's a moody Aida. And so one of these women, this question has been asked me, Well, why should we do our Jihad if the men aren't doing their Jihad? And I said, because you don't want to lower yourself down to their level. I mean, why should you abandon your Jihad? Because the men have abandoned their you know, get your award with Allah. Really? Get your award with Allah? Why?
So, I mean, it's a good that's a good point. I'm glad you mentioned those before. You know that what I was saying about the fact that men are have these double standards, right, that they they're in disguise in this culture, Muslims are literally in disguise in this culture. And yet the women are not they are out.
You know, you go to the grocery market with a hijab. And that is a statement. I mean, my wife went to this bank.
And she was getting her own account because her money is her money. It's not my money. She was getting her own account. And the teller The woman said to her, that's so nice that you're able to do this.
I really looking at this, hey, Jasmine, how you can get your own account. What's he going to do next let you drive a car.
A lot of people think they just think that automatically it's only the best ones are these, you know, Muslim women that are like PhDs and doctors with the hijab, because that's just like, you know, wait a second, I
must have gotten in Karachi. No, was Harvard actually.
Okay, good point means is not a necessity in Sharia. And in the old days, most Muslims used to eat meat, if they were wealthy, middle class once a week on Friday, and if they were poor on their knees, why do you think we sacrifice on Monday is to give people that all year have not had me. So traditionally, the Muslims were literally semi vegetarian.
The profit was, I mean, technically, the profit zone was would go under that category. He was not a mediator. The most of his meals did not have meat in them. And the proof of that is clearly in the water when say now Omar says, beware of meat because it has an addiction, like the addiction of wine. And the other hand in the water. There's a chapter called the chapter after me. Both are from Santa Omar and Omar during these cadenza prohibited people from eating meat two days in a row.
He only allowed them to eat every other day and the Khalifa has that right to do that. He did not let me people eat meat every day. And he saw one man eating meat every day in them walk off and he said to him, every time you get hungry, you but go out and buy meat.
Right? In other words, every time your boss wants meat, you go out and buy. And and the man said, yeah, yeah, yeah, I mean, I thought him was in Arabic, means I love me. You know, he's a carnivore, he loves me. And Xena Omar said that it would be better for you to roll up your tummy a little bit so that other people can eat. Now Omar, if there was a prophet
after the Prophet, it would have been Omar. And that is really verging on prophecy that statement because if you study modern meat industry, you will find out that a lot of the famine in the world is a direct result of the overconsumption of meat in countries like the United States and Canada and Europe, because the amount of grain that is needed to produce one pound of meat, right, is much greater than the amount that you need to produce grain itself. So and beef in particular, I mean, I really recommend reskins book beyond me, because it is an extraordinary book. Yeah, it's interesting. bacara is also
Chapter The Parliament, she'll kill the
beating societies or, you know, just have massive impact on the environment on natural resources on all these things, introducing the Muslims were not carriers. They were they were sheep and lamb when they didn't.
Wish I will need is not counted is not you know, it's not how I was not that cool. So I'm not saying that what was the author Jeremy Rifkin called Beyond
that, like in high school situation was in terms of job
are interacting and are going to have to force into the other gender, and then when they come into
And then maybe there'll be some benefit for Muslims in Muslim circles to have
to start dating.
Because that's what they learn. After they get to know.
This is a big problem in this country and this medical problem. The one the delaying of marriage is a problem.
Because it's better for young people to marry early. Say it was 1714 years 15 when they married. And that's really when you have to stop. That is the real period of trouble is is that what they call here, kind of an adolescent period. In more traditional cultures, people begin to act like adults that about
quite interesting to me, a 12 year old Mauritanian boy as opposed to a 12 year old American boy, there's an incredible difference in the intellect and maturity. So that doesn't, that's a problem.
In terms of what's called the SDR, there's really nothing in shediac about it. It's not a traditional word, it's not a word. And that's the word modern Arabs use for mixture of male and female.
The first community I, you know, I really, I find really hard to believe that they were as obsessive about these matters as some modern type of Muslims. Personally, just from my own reading and things like that, I think there was a basic edit that's expected, you'll get into some differences of opinion, like in the Maliki school, the face of a woman is not considered
a part of her album, her nakedness. So it's not prohibited for a man, it only doesn't look upon her with lust, to see her face, or her hands shy. Now, there's other opinions that the face of a woman particularly young one, it's the dimension of the cat and the eye and upon only the
child, leaving them to lower their case. There's some you know, difference of opinion about that nomadic is understood it to mean one way some preferably not Razi mentions the min, there's for you. It's, it's for lowering the gaze not completely, like looking down like this, but not contemplating her mahasin her Xena, not looking upon her lustfully, things like that. So you're gonna get different opinions that are related to cultures. And the ultimate talk about when times get corrupt,
there is preferable to be more strict to interpret things on a more strict because you have a lot of just bad people. And unfortunately, in a lot of Muslim countries, the behavior of the men is is quite frightening. I mean, the high you know, you were just recently in a country and love the thought in your country, you know, where the madman behavior is shameful. On the streets, you know, the gobbling of shameless, thank you, is a shameless behavior on the streets, the gobbling of women. I mean, even in some of the quote unquote, strictest Muslim countries, you you're shocked at the type of costing that goes on to some of the women and I have personal friend, Americans that have
lived, who became Muslim. And when these women went with their husbands, they're shocked because these things don't happen to them in this country.
Really, and these come from Muslim men. Now, you know, I really think,
you know, this, this facade, and this is corruption. This is the facade it's the society has become corrupt. And that point, women, you know, we need to protect our women from that type of abuse, because that is a Sharia that is abuse. At the eye in the Koran about the hijab is an order that you are not abused, not accosted. It's a protective measure against those type of people. Now in the modern, romantic and if you don't think Mima Matic is from the Salah, right Then who's from the setup because he's from the Quran and Mashallah double prayer from those periods of time that the Prophet testified to their uprightness. And he was from the most virtuous of those people by the
consensus of the whole month in the month that he was asked about, what do you think about a man
that can his wife sit with his company and eat with them?
And he said, I don't see any harm in it. If they're correct. If there's edit, they don't become frivolous. They don't there's not, you know, improper intimacy, there's not right, and a woman can come in to the gathering and do these things, according to
my medical demand, as long as there's some basic edit, done. So, you know, I think you be aware of extremes, you know, I mean, I'm, I'm both it says, beware of the two extremes of satiety and hunger. And then he says, and maybe hunger, in many cases is worse than satiety. In other words, to go to the extreme of deprivation is often worse than going to the extreme of overindulgence. So, if we become too Puritan, right, this what happened in this country, they became Puritans, and boom, now look at the country, gone to the complete opposite, Muslims are balanced, where the middle people, if you have too much, if you have this type of Puritanism, in a culture, what happens is, it goes to
the opposite. And people become so in our quote, unquote, most Puritan of countries. pornography is a major problem. The costing of women is a major problem. rape is a major problem is the reality.
You see, so Muslims, traditional, very balanced cultures have balanced societies. And you know, I've been in cultures where they're very Muslim, and there is interaction between the men and the women and they don't have
These social problems, but it's done with adab. It's done. It's not there's not like a complete, you know, oh, how you doing? This? You know, it's done with Adam and things like that.
when you think,
you know, it will take out the usury loans to go to college.
Why is that permissible? It's not according to what I was taught, and I don't know, maybe there's one 805 one, you get all kinds of answers. But again, college is not a necessity, nor is making a lot of money.
You know, in Sharia necessity is literally when
you're one of these five things is in danger. That is necessity. You want to understand necessity when prohibited, things are permissible, but shut up isn't that they see it is not to that extreme. There's another guy though it says a bottle rod. But this is not the same principle here.
A car or a home?
As far as I know, that car is not a necessity, that renting is you can rent. I mean, a house is not a necessity in America, a car alarm data. I mean, I think that there might be a case for people in terms of livelihood, being able to support their family and things like that, although, I don't know, I'm just gonna say I don't know about that. I really don't. I don't know.
Most of its most of how to learn how to read the Quran. After Fatiha at one store, I've memorized it by heart, it's most the hardest not to learn how to read Arabic.
Well carmenes recite as the primary meaning that the vast majority of Sahaba were illiterate, prophesied in Catalonia were illiterate people that x one and x two. I mean, reading is encouraged very strongly. And it is a false tifia that our people in the community that learn grammar learn these things, no doubt, and it's highly encouraged. But you can't say it's a logic. In other words, an illiterate person is not in a wrong action. They don't have to make Toba from being illiterate if they learned their father dying through oral teaching, which is traditionally how much of the teaching in Islam was done. Many women very righteous women historically did not know how to read or
write. But they knew their father dying and things like that historically.
seek knowledge in the in that whenever you see knowledge, and Islam seek knowledge. And in it is talking about Sharia knowledge. Now, that includes poverty tile. In other words, there has to be enough people learning the key bio sciences. So they're seeking medicine, there has to be a group within the community that that is fulfilling these obligations. But not everybody says the community's responsibility to
Well, I mean, I don't I don't know too many people that are going to university now as a club to fulfill a pumpkin pie. And the truth is, they don't know they're part of it. And you cannot seek a phone tobiah until you learn your phone buying. Right. So they're just fooling deluding themselves. Right. And to give you an example, in the Bay Area, there's one doctor to about every 100 people in the county there's one doctor to every 10,000 people.
So some Muslim going to California practice medicine, he's not fulfilling a 45
degree view under the determined by now there's rules. I mean, this is the mashenka is clear when there's undue duress and certain situations. We know like if you're traveling and you're finding it difficult to fast, then you can break your fast.
Some people can handle different levels. And it would be on at the individual level. Absolutely. That's a good point. It would be based on an interview some people can enter things that other people can
I mean to give an example she had hoppity when he was here, he had an eye operation. The physician wanted to give him anesthesia. He refused it
He's a bad one from these. They're tough. You know, he's an older man. He said, I don't want anything that affects my intellect. And he asked is obviously going to affect my intellect? He said yes, but it's going to hurt. He said, I can stand the pain, I don't want something, I'd rather bear the pain than have my intellect effective. So they actually did a cataract surgery without him having. And the doctor was amazed that, you know, he was amazed that he did. But I mean, I didn't those people, you know, I saw him in this really heavy camera loaded, stepped right on his foot, and just walk. And he just like that just kept What
was that? No, the doctor gave him a choice. He said, You don't have to do this, but I'm highly recommending it. Yeah, have you told him I will not do the surgery unless you do this. Then he and eventually a company said, I don't mind going blind because blindness is a kafala for wrong actions. So he said, I don't mind if I go blind, that Allah is purifying me of wrong actions. He said, in fact, he was worried about getting his eyesight back from the cataract surgery and the lens replacement. Because he said, You know, he realized the cataract gets like kabara. And so he's gonna, yeah, that's the level of tough one Muslim.
process, it always, you know, use medicines.
Now, the next one, the forum is called harm is removed, a lot of use that online is removed.
Now, this is a really important
to give me an example, it is prohibited for us to expose our nakedness. But if there is a reason, because out of fear of harm, or actual harm that's present, then we can expose our nakedness to a physician, for instance. So
we find like a lump, you know, a woman finds a lump in her breast, or has pain, she can go to a physician and expose that now if it was a Muslim woman, then that's still alright because the breast is not naked for right. But if it was a non Muslim physician, there was no Muslim physician in that area, then this is an example of a thought or is that right that you have to get rid of harm. So it's permissible to do things that, in order to remove harm from people is a different issue Muslim woman and non Muslim woman as far as nakedness. The nakedness of a Muslim woman to a non Muslim woman is the same as her nakedness to a non Muslim to a man.
Her nakedness to an assister is the nakedness of a man to other men.
Between the sofa and the reply, that is the same chat that
Muslim women should wear her hijab in the presence of non Muslim women.
Yeah, she should, she should not
visit a family.
Nursing, there's a difference. Islam. It's a very strong separation between COPPA and email. It's a barrier that's put up a jab mean barrier. That's what it means. It's a barrier.
to set up our comms tomorrow, okay to do that, because I don't like giving shoddy opinions, too much responsibility. I'm not coming out. I just read that I don't feel qualified to do it.
And then norms are binding as the fifth one.
Now, the word recognizes norms within a society.
And for instance, if it's a an authentic culture,
to say for instance,
the way they divorce wouldn't wouldn't be like a no word that
Maybe the Sharia doesn't mention in the book, but that's the norm that culture, like to say you're free.
And that's the way they say your divorce, that's binding, you can't say I didn't say
he used a local customary practice. And that is binding if, if you say to English, even if it's in English, you know,
like, here, it's four through,
right in America or through That's it, we're through. Right? That could be binding, if that if that's the intention, you know, this marriage is dissolved, it's over.
So and that's why all he has to know the language of a people. He has to know when a policy comes in, he has to understand the people's psychology, yes, to understand their mentality, Mr. Michel, that he said when he was in Iraq, they had a very, very high level of discourse. And then he went to Egypt. The Egyptians were less sophisticated than the Iraqis and he said, I had to take my you know, Muslim to Philadelphia, you know, is it I went down and God to explain things more clearly to them. Because then he was talking about a level there are a lot of these were very sophisticated culture, people when he went to Egypt, there were no more simple not saying that any
understand this culture comes, you know, he knows it very well. He's lived here, in fact, for years is is that Oh,
no, I'm gonna I'm gonna tell him all about it.
Yeah, but like, you live in a place for years, right? Isn't it four years.
lighting. dollar used to be an accessory, right means is ramadasa. Now he's on board one day, because he lived in Portland for
I mean, each one of them have different qualities.
There is something related to what's called
bottle rod Hadji and bassinet. And there, that is how things are categorized. There are things called necessities and those are things in which the five kuliah are jeopardized. And at that position that's always above has yet. So for instance,
food is a necessity. And that's why it's permitted to eat pork. If you're if you're dying of hunger, because pork is from the you know, it's from the is pork it is from hajia.
is pork prohibited from tessina is fast enough, isn't it? Because it's probably a lot
more pork PvP, it's taxing and yeah, pork is from the third category from taxing as like no jassa is from testing, which are those only if you look at the way I was taught, if it was the people I stable school with, they said that the half the bottle rocks are like the shelter. It's a necessity to have shelter, and the has yatha like the doors and the windows, and then the texting us or like the furniture in the house.
No, this is related to categorizing things of level of importance in medical use called triage. In other words, like in an intensive care unit, if somebody comes in his head chopped off, and then there's a person next time that saying I've got a really bad headache, you deal with the guy whose hand chopped off. Don't worry about the headache until right
now head and chop, chop.
So what is it about a one?
To 10? Yeah, the five.
Yeah, is the five the dean naps? Yeah, right. exponential. The robots are related to if they will jeopardize any of those five things that moves into thought a lot. And the head yard or those things that are
making live Yeah, it would be undue duress. And then the taxi nuts it's life on, you know, is Yeah, it's just not enriched.
Oh, Hamza, the channel wants to make sure had, because he's never done this officially. So I'm doing that and this is
the height of the high sun. And so
say that you're having trouble.
Just repeat after me.
I know he knows everything. So he's doing this, you know, based on knowledge and so I don't have to go over five pillars or anything like that. So just stay in presence of a loss or witness and then it was up
in law law
and Mohammedan law school law
enacted law law. Law was
in Russia and the law was headed by another Mohammedan
That's your big day. Shahada great