Channel: Hamza Yusuf
Bismillah R Rahman Rahim salatu salam ala Sayyidina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa sallam to sneem and Kira. Alhamdulillah
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salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. We're on the fourth
day here now with the Jo Hara, Orion and finally
We're going to get to the Joe I had an Oran, I know people have been wondering why I called it Jawaharlal Oran. Because the first few days, we were looking at imamura, bizarrely, and partly because I wanted to ease you into the Jawahar by letting you see what went into producing the work by looking at the life of the Imam, and then also going into the ad, that was a coroner, I wanted to just briefly go over a few things that we did yesterday, because I would have liked to have had, I didn't think I could do justice to the demonstration. So I would have liked to have had that. So I did. We added that today. So I want to look just a few things about the recitation, we talked about
the three types of 13 and sometimes you'll see tack eight and 13 being used.
synonymously. But all of the three permitted speeds in the science of Tajweed should be done with 30 there are 30 and so what a tenon paren 30 Allah Allah commands us to recite the Quran and that means with Tajweed papers slow that we're as moderate and, and Heather is fast, and the great emammal l juicery. Who wrote the famous josemaria which is one of the foundational texts into in Tish weed. He says in his body butter Nasha, Yoker khorana, the man had that inverted waren were called on metabo, ma Hosni solten, below 100, rb maratea. And Mojo within that rd. So this is basically the Quran is recited with Tapi. with Heather, and with Ted we're, and each of them is acceptable, it should be
done with the best voice that you have, using Luna Arab, which means that the melodic ways that the Arabs chanted because the Arabs did chant things before, so the 100 out of and this also when you get into the science of
Tajweed, the great Quran masters actually learned the mahkumat so when you get to the highest levels of Quranic mastery, they will actually use the appropriate Malcolm X and a mahkamah are modes basically in in,
in what's called music theory, the Amata the modes so these were before they had the keys structure. So they're there, they're related to key signatures in western music. And so, there are modes that are done that are sad, and there are modes that are done that are happy, there are modes that are done that actually will energize you, there are modes that will actually tranquilize you and so learning those modes they would the masters and there are still some that do this that actually recite with the modes they will because of their deep knowledge of the Quran, they will actually apply the appropriate mode to the Aya
relating to so but that's a very high level. So I wanted to just look at a slower
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And then I went over the schedule yesterday about Elon Musk's roads weekly schedule. But I didn't go into the other ways that you can recite the Quran. There's a five day schedule. And this is traditionally what was done. So you would basically go in the first day you would read about Korra. And then that would go up to the
two units The next day, and then milkman, two and then sure ARRA and then assura to the end. And so that would be a five day and then the three day which the province I Sam said nobody should recite the Quran more than in three days. Somebody recorded it apparently in one day, that's in seven hours, which is very fast. Although I do know, Chef chef Abdullah took from Kuwait. He does 30 hatom in Ramadan. So he had a friend of his said that he wanted to do it, he's not takes a lot of duty, because he did it in 14 hours. And so he said, No, I can do it here. So that he went and he was in Medina with him there in the masjid. And he looked over in the mat, he was asleep. So it's actually
really difficult to, to do it in one day. But the profit generally, there are solid again, that did it in a day. But the prophesized him said that don't do it more than three days. So
that was three days. And then now what I want to do before I get into the, the talk, I want to talk about critical editions because we have a crisis in in the Islamic world, and that is that our books are being published. Now in unprecedented numbers. We've never had so many publications of books, in the history of of Islam, but it's being done at a time when we don't have the con of the of the community. So traditionally, if you look at the the old what they call the Buddha pa publications or the fers hedge area that were done in Morocco, these were done with such it's gone. And so you rarely find mistakes in them because they were done by a llama. If you look for instance, Chef
Mohammed alcovy Mashallah, he recently did a new edition of the Istanbul's the famous soltana of the Hamid's edition of the body, which is the best addition that you can do. So this was what was done. But now if you get books on there filled with errors, so we because people are doing it for purely for money, and and then a lot of the what are called Maha Pico. And these are the editors. I mean, technically they're more than happy. Khun Maha click traditionally, is not an editor. It's somebody who verifies it's a master. So you have the Maha Peck. And then you have the modak, which is even higher macom in the traditional terminology, so the Maha pick would find one proof for something the
modak would find two proofs, or more. So we have we have a problem. So we have these, all of these
manuscripts. And the manuscripts were written by scribes. And so there are many, many mistakes, because scribes make mistakes. So what happens is you get these problems. So I'm going to show you this is the jewels of poron by Mohammed Ibrahim, and I'm not trying to find fault in Mohammed, I'm positive because it's not really his fault.
This is actually a pretty good translation. And he was a good scholar of roselli. So what I'm just I'm not in any way exposing his fault, because I'm sure I've got my own mistakes. And I wouldn't want people to do that for the sake of just exposing mistakes. I'm doing this because I want you to understand something about our tradition. If you look in the Arabic here, where it's in red, it should be in red. It says that Walmart he's talking about people
That think the Quran is just that the whole roof and the aswat are mahalo car and and they think that the whole Quran is mahalo because the heroine or SWAT or mahalo oka so he says well imagine that our heart will AB and your Jammu our tourism or
the IMA in your hon. Oh, you shed the de la him for like fee and mossy button. Right? So if you look at the translation of our possum, the ignorance of a group of people has indeed reached to the extent that they have imagined the Quran to be mere letters and sounds. And on this belief they have based the theory that the Quran is created. Since letters and sounds are created. What is most fitting for these people is that they should be stoned to death. Or if it were possible, their intellect should be stoned, to reprimand them or to be so severe with them is not enough for them as a calamity. Alright, so
so you can see that there now here's another edition, which is was Layla bakhtiyar a lawyer Haha, she's wonderful lady that did just extraordinary energy at kasi publications. So this is another edition of the same book. And I've read both of these. So this edition was done by somebody who'd wanted to remain anonymous, which is not good because
it's, it's actually traditionally you should not take a book that's anonymous. So the odermatt did not 10 people say they do it out of humility. Or they say they want to be known because they're afraid of Rhea Hoffman or Rhea. Rhea, to be afraid of Ria is the fact that you're worried about it, or not doing tautoko Lamin Azure, Rhea, Rhea, that leading off
actions because you're afraid of Ria is Ria. So it's very important that the people put their names on the books that they do. It's the son of the Muslims. That's why we know all the books of our scholars, because they put their name, they they would be the first to avoid the Ria, these great scholars, so why didn't they do anonymous books? Because then you don't know who wrote it? Was it a multimedia? Was it somebody in the internet chain was it it was really important point. So in this edition, she's, we see also the same problem.
beyond your zhambyl Oh, tourism akula home. So she translated, you know that
it's most fitting that these people should be stoned to death or their mind should be stoned, is very bizarre. It is not sufficient to reprimand them or to be hard against them because they are a disaster. Okay, so now
let's look at what critical edition say. These are two critical editions one was done by the Libyan scholar Muhammad Sharif, who's now exiled in in Jordan and a man really good scholar of Imam Al casati. In his addition, it says that the word for unmatched now notice him went to Alma. Okay, so the very big difference between Emma and Emma, it's a cursor and a Fatah. But Emma is for a year, Emma is a sharp, so Emma is to give you a choice in the head that Oh, Mr. hodda, um, and then followed by a far is for sharp job shot. so in this situation, he says that it's
Wilma ash data, how will I be your hameau? Oh, Tor, hammer, akula home. And then there's a period, right? Or a comma in this case, which in Arabic is a little different from our commas, but it's basically says, the most appropriate thing for them is that they you should have mercy on them. Or at least have mercy on their understanding.
For you and for Oh, you shut the dial for him. But as for whether you should be harsh with them for a man, you're unlovable, oh, you said that I let him fella there's the job of the kid. But as for being harsh, or hard hearted with them, or being fierce with them, fella, you shouldn't. And then he says,
yet fake see him masiva It's enough as a calamity for them, that they don't understand the book. That's that's their that's the calamity. Not that you should punish them, but that they've been veiled from the meanings of the book that's in Mohammed, the Enderman has been your hameau autorama opodo now. That's a really huge distinction. Now in the footnote of Mohammed Shetty, he says Caliphate also that that other so he's looking at three different
And he's saying, bill, bill her alma mater, Lal jeem. And then he said what Rama mawatha the more and more seneff abohar, the Adil attea. And the Rama is more appropriate for the intention of the author based on what follows.
So he was a good mahakal because of mahak should know when something's off. And this is why grammar matters, grammar matters. You have to have a relative mastery of grammar to go into our tradition, especially if you want to translate we have people translating there there aren't qualified to translate as a huge problem. So now look at this. This is Mecca shamatha.
The annual GMO alteration Okanagan, this is the dominant now source in the Arab world and outside of the Arab world for accessing texts.
So here's another one. This is in the famous photo of Marlene, this is the fatwa that that see that was killed based on they use this to kill see that because the question of the fatwa was about people that didn't apply the Shetty out of Allah. And so in it was printed 100 years ago in a printed edition. But here Kuzmin 30 phone, he's talking about people that don't apply the shediac that are living, that there are ruling in the Muslim world. And he said you are amateur and Muslim mafia b minus the hakko. So the more in a dar where the Shetty has not being applied, he said you should treat the Muslim as he deserves in that dog where you caught it and how did you actually
enter Islam, the man is the hippo and the one who's outside of the city, I should be thought.
Now, anybody who saw Bheema should have wondered what's going on your car to be mad because he shouldn't say your party to be mad. If anything, you'd say your car to come I used to have or something like that. But lo and behold, chemdawg unveiled when he was in Mark Dean, that one of the scholars from Saudi Arabia was reciting the thing. He's a master of rhetoric. And he just thought, be my is to help people. It doesn't work with your partner. So he said, we need to, and he actually interjected and then he there's a No, no, leave the sheriff's federal alone share. You know, it's like, oh, you're trying to check that you don't like it. It wasn't that he it? He said, not
something's not right there. When they got back to Jeddah, they ask people in Syria to go to the mecca of it and get the earliest
manuscripts of this. And lo and behold, it said, You armello not your car to do that they should be treated. As for the one whose goes outside of the [???]tier, he should be treated in the way that it he warrants that his position one, so they're your cotton, and your armored. And then he looked at even a muffler who actually quotes it in another edition that was actually published and it said, Your Honor, so his own student wrote your Amen. So this is an example of a real problem in our community. But I just wanted to point that out. Before we got into so now finally, I am going to get there. Sharla Juba head on. So what are the Jo Jawahar is very interesting, Mr. Rosario is clearly
an expert in
in joules. I don't know how he learned
about jewels, but because I had to look up all the sudden going to I didn't know about like, Topaz is a semi precious jewel. Yeah, there's certain jewels that are precious, and they have some semi precious. So he actually uses this as a technical vocabulary to look at the jewels of Oran. So some of them are precious, and some of them are semi semi precious, but they're all gemstones. And so that's what he chose to title this. Now, here's the roadmap, this and I have to say, I mean, I got a lot of help from CDs, my announcement, I'll reward him, so inshallah pray for him. So we worked together, but he did a lot of he's a whiz with these type things. So he really helped with the
diagramming of the book, so that I could do this. Here's the map now what is what is the Koran? I'll tell you exactly what it is. This is a map
on the road to God.
That's literally what it is. What he's done, is he the Quran, is like an ocean
and he's the cartographer, so the prophesized him gave us the ocean and EMA America.
I'm going to do a map for people that haven't sailed this ocean, so that they can see how to, first of all what's in the ocean, and then how to safely get across the ocean to the opposite. That's what he's done. This is a whole map for your journey to God. And that's why it's one of the most extraordinary books in our tradition.
And, and, you know, the beauty of this religion, the prophesize m gave us, he gave us guidance and everything. I'll just give you one example. So, before I came here, I wanted to pray, Assa
so that, that I wouldn't delay it. And
I looked at the clock said five o'clock, and I said, is also in? And my wife said, I don't know. So I literally went out, and I measured the shadow.
And it had just come in. And I came in, and I said, Subhanallah, Arthur literally just came in and right then the alarm clock went, the alarm clock went off for us. So the point of that is, this religion is so amazing in the guidance that we've been given. You don't need an alarm clock if you have the sun.
Right? Like you can just measure the Prophet everything he taught. It's it's just stripped down guidance. And I was talking with Ziad who's here who's doctors as a dentist, you know, and I and I was reading recently rereading some phip and they were talking about Talia alesse nan like to floss your teeth. And and it said, you know that the sun is to floss before you brush.
So I called him I said smile Nah. And then and he said, You know the dentist, they all debate about that. Do you floss before you brass is a debate amongst dentists. So here we are, the province is m 1400 years ago, at the height of you know medical science, right? We know what to do because he told us what to do. So this is a blessing of this religion is real guidance. So here's your header Quran. It has three sections. He calls them in Makati. Matt was so abac so these are the preliminary matters more Kadima or are the the things that that are the introductions, the Kadima, they're also the premises, and the syllabic. And then you have the mocassin. And it's important that he uses the
term of positive because he is the Imam of the mocassin he gave us the five mock acid. I mean, he was the first to articulate the five mock acid, his teacher, Mr. Giuliani articulated the.or at the
the head yet and the test scene yet. So in also you triage you categorize so you have like necessities, and those are the the the things that are absolutely necessary, and then you have the needs, and then you have the embellishments. So and this is a way that you can think so for instance,
you have to cover your nakedness. But covering the nakedness is actually in the in the in the test scene yet. It's it's in the adornments of the [???]tier. So if you have a need not dot just a necessity, you go to a doctor, and they can see your nakedness. You couldn't do it like for if somebody wanted
plastic surgery, like a woman wanted plastic surgery, or a man because now men do that also. But
that's that you can't do that you can't show your nakedness because it's not a Hagia.
So that is how our shadow works. So you go to so he was the one that introduced then what are the the the the the muffle what what are the kuliah? What are the essential and so he identified five. So those are the acids. So he also here is identifying the deposit of the Quran. What are the acid of the Quran? What is what's the purpose here? And then he has the lewa hat, which is keytab and arbaeen, which he said you can look at it as a separate book, but it's really part of Jawaharlal Oran and and i think essential to it. So looking at the preliminary matters now. He basically identifies my positive Quran as being sitter. These are the six aims of the Quran. The important
divisions, these are the ones what he calls an all swollen Mahima. So the first one is dad even Maduro, he is to define the word
That we're being called to because the Quran is calling us to our Lord as Jubilee lay, answer the call to your Lord. Well, who is our Lord? Because we're here, a lot of people don't know, you know, when I was studying Arabic, like literally 40 years ago, there was a poem in the book that I had called les to agree. And it was a poem like it was a agnostic kind of foam from a modern Arab. It was actually a ridiculous poem, and it was even poorly written. But anyway, they consider it good poetry now,
but it was, you know, let's do another, you know, it had something like to Ilana Lima, just to add, I came into the world. Why? I don't know. So that is a kind of absurdity. That
is understandable if you have no guidance, but for an Arab to say that in the 21st century, or the 20th century at that time, that would be I think, shameful. Because he's, you know exactly why he's here.
If he's Christian, even, he should know why he's here, because Christians know, they have the same understanding that we do about why we're here. So who is the one that we're being called to? And then, Daddy fissara, Mr. Payne? How do we get to him? Like, what's the path to him? Once we know who he is? How do we get to him?
And then, what's the condition once you get there? In other words, why would you want to go there?
So what's the condition once you get there, the heart of the people that arrived to Allah, and then he has what he considers, these are the tabia. So these are the things that help to understand. So there it's daddy for a while, and Mooji been the dour is the what is the state or the conditions of those who answer the call? So the province is M has an oma, which is everybody on the planet according to our belief. We actually believe that everybody on the planet that's alive in the last 1400 years is from oma to say Dena, Mohammed Salah is all of them. But there's what's called Omid Dawa, the oma that's been called, and then the oma that answers. And amongst the oma that's been
called there are those who have heard the message and are clear about the message, and I and and either accepted or rejected, and then there are those who haven't heard it, or according to America, sorry. And so that's Africa. He says they got a distorted message. Those two last categories, those who haven't heard it, or those who heard a distorted message, they're not accountable.
It's only the people who heard it, understood it and rejected it. Those are the ones that are accountable. When Allah subhana wa tada says that the other day and dad and want to Tana moon don't set up idols beside God knowingly. In other words, once guidance has come to you, don't be misguided. So it's very important distinction that Joomla wants him to anemone is called a Joomla halia Your heart is that you actually know that these are idols and that's why so much of the effort of the NBA is to call people to to Allah with proof and that's why we get to Hey guys, hello, Jackie Dean, will cash flow for via him with Johnny him, Ben, moe Jadeja one Mohajer and unhappy so the
condition of those who deny God and their ignorance in arguing against the truth. So you bring proofs and you expose them. This is what the prophets do. That's why Ibrahima acnm
was attacked by by the people because when he went when he showed them, you know, Donna Martin Hey, Tony, do you? Do you worship what you actually make with your hands? In other words, what you manufacture right from the Latin make with the hands manufacturer? A terrible don't imagine I don't think about all the things that people worship today that they manufacture. Do you worship what you manufacture the Quran as Ibrahim asked them? What are these Timothy and what are these images that your unto my accutron Allah that you're assiduously devoted to? I mean, think about that in light of all the images that people are literally there, Aquafina Allah, the images and watching image people
addicted to pornography. Tada Illa Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, like he takes his passion as as his God. If you're addicted to pornography, your God is those images that you're worshipping. That's it. That's a reality.
euro idol worshiper. Simple as that. So there's all these arguments against them to Eddie Femara man as at a party, and then the stages of the path to God and how they prepare for it. So these are the six modules, the first three, he considers essential. And these are basically the Jawahar Koran and the daughter, he calls them, the jewels and the pearls. So the jewels relate to God, and the pearls relate to the path to God, because jewels are more precious than pearls. But you have to dive deep to get the pearls. So that's that's the challenge. Are you up for it? And then these are the three that help us to, to understand that. So now, my only way out on these, if we look at last year in
Ramadan, I did even museum calories. So I wanted to look if you remember those of you who are with me last year, if you remember that he had seven, but he initially had two, which which which he called Joomla. And then he had the Tafseer. So the Joomla was that you've been called to Allah Subhana Allah? And so it's also an archive. And then what are the outcome of why you should be so it's our it'll law. Right? And then ban
Adela. It's clarification of that data, and then the bow to re enter heap. So in other words, what are the incentives for entering into this relationship with your Lord. So the incentives are basically stick and carrot if you get to psychology, that this is what motivates human beings, generally, not everybody, but generally human beings are motivated by fear, and hope, bye, bye by deterrence, and then by incentives. So at the job, people have an incentive to be on time because if they don't, there's a deterrent, they get fired. So so much of life is really about these these two aspects of life. If you really think about it, a lot of what you're doing is based on stick and
So then he goes into the detail, Duff see him. So he says, There's admirable via knowing about our Lord, and then the Buddha, and then in my ad, and then I cam, the legal rulings, the resurrection of you. And then the why then the way he made the promise from God and the threat. And then finally, the apostles should Yeah. So he says these, no verse in the Quran, can be found where you can't find one of these seven meanings. And some of the verses will have more than one. What's important to remember is images can be most likely read emammal valleys.
And so he just nuanced it, but it's pretty much the same.
The same principles are not different. And and I would be surprised if he hadn't read him. He's because he's after him. A layout of humble, they're both amazing. And
so that so that even material today, the definition of of to whom men are called, and women, of course, I'm using men and the standard usage, which includes men and women. It's like the x and y.
Right? Because genetically, the man has x and y. Because people say, Oh, you're a man, how do you know? Well, I've got y in me,
like my mom's in me.
You've got Why, why you've got xx x. So you don't understand me, but I can understand you. I don't know if that's true, but something to think about.
So, the The first is, is is so this is what he calls lk breed and acmar cabrita. lamarre is the red sulfur
and the red sulfur is called the philosopher's stone in the West. The Philosopher's Stone, is what transmutes lead into gold. This is the spiritual Philosopher's Stone, which he's saying knowledge of God is what will transmute your leaden soul into gold. Once you know God, you're transmuted from a corruptible thing and a toxic thing which is called the knifes Amara to a pure and incorruptible thing, which is innocent, in that and, and, and, and the alchemical process is through margaretha mo jaha. It's through knowledge and struggle. Those are the two and that's called knifes, Alabama, where you learn and then you practice what you've learned until you reach that. So so this is what
he called and so the first one Merica that that he calls le pueden Atma
Which is the red Ruby because it's precious. And then he goes into modifikasi fat, which he calls the output a cab, which is, would be like there's difference of opinion about it, but it's either a Ruby, it's a it's a word, or they call it like a rose color. So it's not red, but more rows, or it's grayish blue.
So the Arab colors are difficult to win when you get into the dictionaries, they differ on the colors like in Mauritania, Akbar means blue.
And the sky is called hadera. Now some say the sky is called the Cobra, because the rain comes in turns the the so it's the it thought and more suburb, a suburb or Yeah, the Ithaca suburb Alamosa. Right. So
hello. But but the
and then people are colorblind too, so people see different. The green and blue I think are a problem. Yeah. So people can see green when other people see blue. Is that right? Yeah. So
in any case, whatever it is, it's mighty powerful to see fat. And then finally Topaz. So this is these are the semi precious. I mean, they're precious in, in in that they're all from the Quran, but he's saying that there he calls them they have degrees. So I wouldn't use semi precious that's not the term he is. That's, that's our term. So I wouldn't use that with the aura. But they're, they're not as
central in his understanding. Like the the most important ones are the ones that relate to the, to the essence. So if you look, for instance,
at a verse, that's in Surah, assura, it's verse, it's nine in waters, it's 11 in house. Anyway, this is a good example of a verse about the malefor of the essence of Allah Subhana Allah so Allah and a lot of people quote the end of the verse Lisa committed he Shay, there's nothing like a lot, but actually it's follow through similar to what?
Jana Lacan Minam fusi como as well as a woman at an army as Raja Yoga. Oh, comfy. And then it says laser committed reshade. So I want to read the the translation
in Sahih International it says the Creator of the heavens the earth He has made for you from yourselves mates. I don't think that's a good translation, even though that could mean as much and among the cattle mates because cattles don't mate. Like some animals mate, like wolves, mate.
Cows don't mate, you know, like a bull. He just anyway.
So this is a problem I'm not knowing English and translating. in my estimation, hello on, he multiplies you thereby there's nothing like on Tim. And he is and and he is hearing and seeing again, mistake. This is a translation of boron is a last word. And it's how they're translating it. That and is called a conjunction in the English language, a conjunction means is related to what preceded it, that and is not well out. In sort of the shorter, it's a bit naff. So it actually acts as a period or as you better translated yet. In other words, in spite of that, yet, he so because you say and he hears and sees, then it indicates that there's something like him. Where's the
translation there, this these are real problems with with revelation. And understanding. Pickthall does a better job, right, because he calls it pairs, which I think is better. But arbury actually does the best, are very says the Originator of the heavens, the earth, He has appointed for you of yourselves pairs and pairs also have the cattle there in multiplying you like him. There is not semi colon.
He is the all hearing they all see. See that's a better translation. Somebody who understands Arabic better than the person that did this. Again, I'm not trying to find fault in people. I'm just pointing this out because you guys, many of you are reading translations, and you have to understand the limitations of the translations. Because
most of us and people said to me, why don't you translate the Quran I'm not qualified to really translate the Quran. I mean, that that is a very weighty matter for somebody to translate the Quran. So
in any case,
that verse is telling you something about the essence of God. And one of the things about this verse, which fascinates me, is he proceeds it by saying and I'm gonna This is my translation for
For this only
father is the originator Fatah. And in fact, the bass had a difficult time understanding what that word meant. And then he saw a Bedouin came with another. They were arguing over a well, and the Bedouin man said to him at best NFL park to Cabo.
And because they've been our best didn't know that, that usage of the word so and it might be related to Father, I don't know, it certainly sounds like it might be a cognitive father because father is the originator. It's the one that did something. First, so the what fall through similarity, what ARB, Jan elocon, Mina and Fuji como as Vijay he made from your armfuls as much the xojo that's azote. Any pair that's that are opposites, is as OGE right. So it's it's pairs, it's a binary. So he created you in binaries.
And he created the animals in binaries. And this is again reiterated in surratt yacine Subhana. Allah The Hala palace, wotja cola mean my tongue bitter old woman, unforseen woman, Malaya and a moon. So he created everything in binaries. So who's a non binary laser committed he Shay. So isn't it interesting that people want to be called non binary. In other words, they want to be called God.
You can't be a non binary, Allah made you in a binary condition. And you can't get out of that, no matter how hard you try, you cannot get out of that. You're either a male or a female or you're a mushkin. And then interesting enough, and I will say this email to Henry, and I don't know how he came up with this email. It's hanaway in his famous book on the Mustafa hat. When he talks about homosexuality, he said, homosexuality is either poverty. And then he says age ability. It's something that is somebody is born with.
Or he says it's men elect yet. It's something that they have accustom themselves to. So he actually acknowledges that there are people that are born with this predilection. And then he said, and then he says, it could be for reasons. And he talks about the possible reasons, sometimes related to the parents relationship, or the the sexual practices of the parents. But then he says that, and then there are those who only are attracted to same sex. And then there are those who are attracted to both sexes. So he identifies the bicep 250 years ago, he identifies the bisexual. And then he says something extraordinary, I thought, he says, some of these people are outwardly in the form of man.
But in reality, there are women.
So there are people in the world that feel they're in the wrong body, which is an immense tribulation. And historically, Muslims were actually they, these people are very marginalized in Muslim societies. But Muslims are actually quite tolerant of them. They didn't, you know, they, I mean, you'll find these people that they go to weddings, and they,
even in Mauritania, that they have these people. So these are like much good people. But my point being,
is that Allah is telling us here that we created you, Allah created us in binaries. And you, you have to, you cannot say you're a non binary. If you're a Muslim, you can't say that.
He's just not it's not it's not acceptable as a Muslim. Now, people are gonna say, Who are you to tell me what's acceptable as a Muslim? Well, I mean, okay, then we just give up religion doesn't mean anything. If religion is only what anybody says it is, then what is the religion, it doesn't mean anything. So now you're in pure relativism. And I personally as somebody that's in a tradition, that
was inherited and transmitted and, and handed down, and I'm just a steward were character and I'm, and I'll be the first to admit I'm a lousy steward. Compared to the people that went before I'll be the first to admit that, but this is what we have. This is what I was given. My shoe taught me and then I'm supposed to teach other people and then people are going to come after me, and they'll teach and then inshallah I, you know, it's a great honor to be a link in a chain. But that's all you are. And if if you're a weak link, you know, that's tragic for you. But my point is, there is a normative Islam. You can't just make up the religion and say what you think it is or what
You want it to be because it's called Islam, which means submission is not called whatever I want.
That's not the name of the religion is called Islam. What are you submitting to if you decide what it is?
What are you submitting to? I mean that's a question for people to ask themselves. So, then he has knowledge of God's attributes, which is mighty Potosi fat, and then he has knowledge of God's works mighty foot
which is the Topaz there. And then so mighty fat that will have to work with the other.
So the demon motuc subhanho wa Taala emails you phone but there is some audio out of all the verses that give you this taleem and mukluk this is all about the essence of Allah, laser committee de la la la, la la la la, la ne vs Allahu, Allahu, Allahu Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah.
These are the verses about Allah Subhana Allah is essence. So and then tauheed i transited here is conceptual unification of a God, because I want you to understand something tawheed means to make one ally is one
tawheed is to make one conceptually in your understanding of Allah. So you are the Morehead you are making allow one ally is one. But you are the Morehead and this is what the human being is uniquely gifted to do this. Because everything that you do constantly, is you are making one. This is this is the human, we're more hidden by nature. So the only way we can communicate is because our minds are constantly abstracting the universal from the particular. So we can only talk because if I say, hand me a book,
this book and this book are two different sizes. They're all same size. So nominals would say they're really not the same thing.
But an essentialist would say no, they share the essential attributes of a
of a book. You know, my dad told me a
philosophy joke because he was a philosophy professor when I was like 12. I didn't I didn't laugh until I was about 35. Yeah, about nominal senate centralist. Anyway. So the point is, is that when you have a book,
why why can I call this a book, because I have abstracted from every particular book, the one book, the universal book. So I have made all the particulars one, this is what our minds are constantly doing, we are making one. If I say go get me a glass, you can go into the kitchen. And there's all these different types of glass. But when I said get me a glass, you understood the universal now you just have to choose amongst the particulars. So this is what human beings are doing. They are making one. And that's why Allah is telling us take it all the way up.
From all of this diversity, abstract out of it, the unified source of it.
That behind all of this diversity is one and this is why Muslims were obsessed with geometry. If you go into the what are called tessellations that are the poorer the massages are filled with tessellations The reason that they they're constantly repeating patterns, you see them all over the Muslim world. Why did they do that? They were showing one out of many.
They were showing you the what how the one multiplies the many.
And and there there's a Russian mathematician that late 19th century that actually proved that there's only seven tene possible, replicable. tessellations mathematically in geometry. The Alhambra palace has 14 they miss three
it's been studied by by geometry mazing so so Sora floss is the great chapter for this and we're gonna look at that when we get to the culatta these and whatnot absolute sanctification of Allah lazy committed ej so this is my river that Huck and there are these are the verses These are called the yamapi or Hamra in these are the MR versus in the poorer right now we go into the UK hub. So whoops so the UK have versus the IFM estimator.
Under the current el mercado our higher with Cara kenema, la Moosa tech Lima Alamo in San you know, right all these verses that deal with the attribute data similar to what
you know Harajuku cliche. All those that teach us about the C fat of Allah Subhana Allah
and so those are our the next and then find the Topaz mitofit that a fad, which is knowledge of Allah subhana wa tada is works. Now his works are here is a beautiful what he says that they are a boundless sea without shores and cannot be ascertained. Rather, nothing exists but God and His work, so is a file or Kadima and Hadith that he has, he has a vow that are eternal coexistent with him, right. And then he has a fan that are headed, they're created actions. And then this when you get into more advanced theology, they deal with this these distinctions. The point is, is that everything is a fan of Allah, which doesn't mean everything is a law. That's why they just make that
distinction between the federal had it and the federal per diem. So in jazz, when you get into the in jazz solo adeem
so here the Quran includes the obvious of them, the heavens, the stars that are so with some that you want to enter that one, there have been that his fear and so you woke up in the heavens. I don't know if he was out last night. But two nights ago, I went outside his true story. I went outside, my son actually called me out, because he took a walk, he can come out you have to see this. So we ran out. And as God is my witness, there was a straight line of stars from the Western Hemisphere all the way the eastern hemisphere moving at a pretty rapid speed. And I looked up and I thought, I mean, we were all like, thinking this is this alien invasion. I'm not joking. Like, I thought this
is an alien invasion. And we were trying to get the camera you know, just film it and it was too dark and people got pictures of it. There were people that got paid, you can Google it. And look it was it was a terrifying sight to see it because I didn't know what it was, you know? What's your name?
Maya Angelou has a poem about you know, you own the Roman law. You own the human lives from Rome to Timbuktu, lonely nomads wandering Oh, Telstar to you, you know, like the when woody time when they first saw the satellites, they they really were terrified. The Bedouin because they know the night sky really well. And they saw those and suddenly they're like, what's going on? So that was my question last the night before last. I mean, we're literally is is this fourth of July is like is the laser beam going to come down and start obliterating us? And my son I don't know how he knew this. But he said, I think this is Ilan musk.
And it turned out Sure enough, it was Ilan musk. He had lined up all his satellites. He's got this satellite link, and he lined up all the satellites and move them across the horizon. So it was it was basically a PR stunt. And I guess he's appearing tonight to talk about things and I mean, they lie a lot later the other you know Suhana law, I mean, allow I khobar God's fair as you know, who knows what's gone I can't have just five minutes left. I just started harbor we had all that technical difficulty.
I didn't even get through anything.
I mean, I got through something but I didn't get through to any of the setup them so this the second so there's the first so those are the job I have. And then here so you have cabrita Rama which has three yamapi that so they have three rubies. And then the first one is the red Ruby and then the blue gray Ruby and then the yellow Ruby or the Topaz,
Sapphire and Topaz.
And then and then you have now you have the door. So this is and Melissa Malley, Vickery lights and what about relatability Allah Allah tells us really to devote ourselves to God, right, the one who devotes it but tool, right, the one who devotes themselves assiduously to God. So doing the CURV al and there are many ways to remember Allah subhana wa The best way to remember Allah is in his Hadoop.
Right? So that you don't transgress woman to add the hadoo de la bodega on my body more. So the hadoo of Allah are those parameters that he has said Allah we liquidly American human
Hello Rahim Allah behead him. All right, so every king has a sanctuary. And then the sanctuary of Allah is his hadoo. So he's made these boundaries. In the old days, if you hunted in the Kings sanctuary, it was a capital offense. Literally, it would kill you. So those were all metaphors for people to understand about our laws. Right? You know, the Catholics have seven deadly sins, we have the movie part, the sub avid, they have seven deadly sins. You know, and my father used to say ones enough to kill you. You know, they're all deadly, but once enough to kill you. Pride, anger, envy, sloths, greed, avarice, lust, gluttony, one of them will do it.
remembering Allah in the hadoo, and then Mahadeva de Maya shadow, and Isla turning away from what really preoccupies you from from other than Allah, and this is the suffer the journey to God. So the thing if you, you know, there's a beautiful documentary about bird migration.
and one of the things that they said about birds is that they're completely focused on their destination. So they will not even even though they see tempting food that they would normally really, they don't go for it. They just, they're so focused. One of the things that, you know, people who grew up with horses, I grew up with horses, and the, you know, when you put put a horse, when when you when you when you're using like a cart, you put blinders on them.
And the blinders are, so they don't get distracted. Because horses are very easily distracted, they don't get distracted, so they can focus on the road. Because horses will sometimes wander off that when you when you're actually riding them, it's easier to control them. But
that's an example of the knifes because the knifes is actually one of the metaphors for the novices the horse. So don't let the horse ride you. Because, you know, the first time I got on a camel when I was in Mauritania
immediately the camel went to this thornbush and started rubbing me up, a guy got scratched all over.
And, and I, I asked the one of the people I was with eyes, why is he doing this job because he knows you don't know how to ride.
So So and I got reasonably good at riding a camel.
The first thing you do when you get on to have a little nodule on their head, and you have a stick and you just tap that nodule to let him know, because it's very sensitive. So you just tap it very lightly to let them know I know where your, where your sensitive spot is. So don't mess with me. You know, because they're very smart animals, they spit at you and do all kinds of things. But anyway, that is your knifes, you have to know how to keep the knifes in line and not let it take you into the thornbush. And, and and and and get you in a horrible condition. So and then to Eddie for the harlot and that will slowly lay. So this is the definition of the condition at the time of attaining
to Allah subhanho wa Taala Anna
and this is Elijah agenda. Now there is agenda do an agenda. So there are people that experience this state of complete peace in themselves. And these are the people of the hub. You know if you look at a hurricane, a hurricane has an eye so all around the hurricane is trouble but in the eye of the hurricane is pure calm. And that's where the profits are SM resided he was in the hub so Abubakar, who hadn't finished his Saluki, yet, when he's in the cave, he's terrified
the prophesies and was perfectly at peace he was totally calm because he knew that Allah subhanaw taala was with him in the law manner. That's what he told us boubakeur. Allah is with us, don't worry.
And he actually in one rewire in the Sierra, he actually took him and and pointed to the end of the cave and and he saw Jeddah he saw the ocean. So it's like that was a portal. Like the rocks. Some people think the Dome of the Rock is a portal. So these these portals that exist on the earth where people can move into other dimensions, so the prophesies have never feared it
Didn't have any fear.
There's human fear, which is the but but it would be a fear. That's just the intelligence of being. Okay, I'm not gonna go there. There's a snake there. That's, that's pure Intel. Oh, Josefina FC FIFA. Ibrahim had fear. That's just pure intelligence. But they never had a fear. That
were they, they they're out of the hub.
Yeah. So that's very important. That aspect and then Jassim very confident Jana, available for sale as a group in paradise. There's a group in in Jassim
I said to her adamant adamant hijab really bad the worst aspect of hell is that you're veiled from God that's the greatest punishment of hell is that your your distant from the ram of Allah and then ultimate 140 pain so, so proceeding conditions of both groups, so so
and then on how your other balharshah one natural history museum was set up? So these are all in the books of our paida I can go into them, but this is about the hasher you know that when we're, we're bought we're resurrected. And then we're brought together onto the plane. It's like a doughy white plane. So it's soft, doughy type feeling and and and all of humanity is brought there and then people begin that you know, they panic. But the people they remember the people of profits remember the profits and they go to the profits and none of them can help the profits or icmr profits the only one that can he's got Mohammed Mahmoud on that day. So those that's all in the forums. Yeah.
What is sad again when nakki been so the Sadie keen the people of su Luke. So Sarah Kay is leuco means to follow the path. That's why the name salak is a common name and in West Africa, the Sadek is the one who's doing the inner journey to God. So they call that So Luke Saluki at in Arabic Are you know the, the characteristics of a person his Saluki, at like this he has an absolute or say a pseudo okay he's Yeah, there has good pseudo or bad pseudo but technically Sadek is the one on the path. The neck neck of a young Kubo is the one new curb and that he goes off he deviates. So the nakki boon are the ones who deviate from the path. And then you have a whole lot of Sadie keen. So
these are the people. The puzzles are MBR with Olia capacity, add them a new way, Brahim, or moose or Harun all of the prophets. And these are tarihi. So you see, even though they have grave tribulations Moses, I mean, Pharaoh there, you know, if you read that
section where, you know, the Benny Israel is looking behind saying, in the limiter, you know, they're gonna catch up with us. And, I mean, you can you can just feel the incredible intensity of what, but Moses, he was in the hub, he's telling them Don't worry, same. These are the profits. And that's why it's very interesting when, like, when airplanes go into really disastrous situations, very often there will be one person who will just calm everybody down.
Because everybody, they all lose it that is called an physic. You know, they have fears that are held,
you know, nearly in Santa Hooda Hello. Like they have this hell app.
And even the word sounds like it, you know, like scary word. So So those people are the people that keep everybody calm. It said that we need to Stein when they were when they were doing her beatification, they had eyewitnesses that saw her at Auschwitz, she was only there for a week and she was killed. But they said she was just calming everybody down.
Just calming people down, that somebody who's in the hub, they're just not worried. And you see that, and Muslims are not the only ones that have access to that. And I'm not apprentice or promoting perennialism. But there are people that can achieve these states through practice, right? People that meditate a lot are going to be calmer than people that don't. So this is just something that's open to people, but particularly people have a lot this will be always a quality. And then I went to gehouden and aquabion so people that the people that reject and things so you have Nimrod and Farah own and add an onload. And on top of that, I mean, all those stories are for Todd heap,
right to terrify us. Hey, guys. Well, Jeff
He jadine. So then there's more hajah typical for one majah to home. So, Ibrahim when he, Nimrod when he tells him, you know, he asked him who's the Lord of the worlds? He said he, yeah, he will you meet is an honor, he will meet, I can bring, like he's any takes two slaves, you can live and you die. And so he says, Okay, I'll grant you that, like he, he didn't like press the point, he just said, he can bring the sun from the east, let's see, you bring it from the west and then Beutler the cover like he, he was. So they always have hijjah they have a hijjah with Allah, and when they come. And that's why it's very important for those students of knowledge, to have proper Hajaj to be
strong in their Hajaj.
So doing that, you'll find they, they will rebuke the people who do speak of God in an unfitting way, like saying God is a trinity, or saying that he has partners, or saying that he has a child, something like that. Because these were things that the pagans said about God. And the Christians, even though if you get into in depth Christian theology, Christians
believe it, they they do believe in one God, and that's why, you know, eat their food, and we can we can marry from Christians for that reason, but they have a distorted understanding, from our perspective, they have a distorted understanding of the nature of the gods. So they say God is one. And actually, when you get into their deep theology, Aquinas is very clear that God has no parts that he's not, you know, he's he's simple, and simple, meaning, hey, are maraca there's no part. So there's not like, three in one, like parts, they see them as personas. It's a very, I mean, I, it was never convincing to me, but they do have their theology. And, and so we, we differ with them on
that. And then the Quran gives, I think, extremely compelling arguments against those positions, and why they should abandon them. And I think a lot of their,
their own scholars have kind of seen where these ideas came in. That the original ideas of the epigenetic Christians, the submitted Christians, they were they were Unitarians. That's why Unitarian Christianity never died out. There's always been a strain of Unitarian Christians that saw Christ as human, even though the Catholics and Orthodox see the walking, living breathing Christ as human, but they believe there's a incarnation of the logos. So it's, it's some of them have said, well, you believe in in the abbreviation that you believe in the logos becoming book.
And so they say that we believe the same thing about Christ. Christ has become his incarnated. But it's the same kalama so you see that the book is created, we see that the human is created. So this is how they understand it. And then in the end, they'll say it's a mystery. But anyway, that's Christian theology. It's,
it's, it's interesting, but I think the Quran definitely refutes it. And,
but we're told to respect them, to not denigrate them to not make fun of their religion to not speak ill of them, I mean, this is all Rajat did a humility, asset and the proper size him to add to it, it can be met and so on, and in no way to come, you know, to Allah means elevate yourselves rise up to addo literally means rise up.
To beautiful word to Allah through Muhammad, Abu Malik is rise up and listen to what your Lord has. So we can dialogue with Krishna, we should never argue or get into or denigrate or lead disability in their own home and do any Laffy Subala. Adam, great. And you know that those verses are so powerful because they're telling you just leave their beliefs alone. You know, you can you can discuss and show what we believe and why we don't believe what you believe, you know, that can lead to commodity then, but in the end, it's like have dinner committee then, you know, do you want to come out of heaven? If you don't want to come out of heaven? For Mencia if I do minimum chair for
the UK or whoever whoever wants that in believe, you know, have answers to Korean as at and you can remove any Do you think you can force compel people to become believers can do it. We don't want hypocrites
and then denigrating the problem
hurts, which is for us really, really bad. And unfortunately, you know, what happened in France was a disaster. But the retaliation also was totally unacceptable. You know, we were not vigilantes, we believe in social order.
People said terrible things about the prophesies, and at the time of the Prophet and when he was in Mecca, you know, people said things, he didn't tell, go go kill that person or he didn't do that.
We do have traditionally, the blasphemy laws are there, but those are for Muslim governments and whether they apply them or not, that's their tactic and monarch that's up to them. Right? Because the heck of it Asara, right, the sorrowful, hacker, monotone, but Musleh like, he has a kind of appear that the hakam what he does, is based on what he sees is correct, to do. And so there are times when a camera are suspended, because the hokum is, is not to apply the hokum
according to the mustad. So Omar didn't apply the head punishment during the majah I'm not mad when, when everybody was hungry, people would steal because they were desperate. It's actually permitted. If if you're starving, and,
and no one will feed you, it's actually permitted at that point, that you could actually like, break the window of a bakery and take bread, even St. Thomas Aquinas says that in the Christian tradition, so that was understood, those are the rules of necessity. You know, if somebody is not going to give you water, you can go and steal the water.
And so Omar suspended that I'm not saying don't go and steal or anything, but I'm in dire need or something. No fat was here. But those are the camel Dora and they're real.
And then finally denial of the last day, and the Quran provides what he calls a tyria. Allah Akbar, this is the the greatest antidote to rejecting the last day is one of the stupidest things that people can do. Because Allah has made the dunya a metaphor, so Nerium iottie not fit off happy with the unforeseen. He's made the dunya there is nothing in this world where there's not accounting.
You can't do anything, without being taken to account for it, nothing.
You're going to be taking into account, you go into a store, there's a reckoning before you go out if you try to take anything, and if you if you sneak it out, then you're a criminal. And and then they'll they'll try to catch you anyway. So you might get away with it in the dunya don't get away with an alpha work like that. Taz idioma Johan Mooji de mon, distinguish yourselves criminals on that day. So those are all and then he's got tadi EMR at Monash at a party. I'm almost done. Hold on, how much time do we have? You want me to end? Okay. 10 Thank you.
So as Barbara heavily was you demanded, well, one more cup.
So, the the,
the fulfillment of obligations at the stages of the path to God. So Allah has the ASVAB and have we have to protect the home and, and and the body? Right? The man's that this is where the ruler resides, we have to protect it because we're here for the short time. And the whole purpose of it is to prepare the soul to get through it. To go to the next stage. This is a mancilla it's a it's a way fers station. We were we can't we were somewhere before and we have we have a vague memory of it. We you know people have these deja vu, you know, we we have these memories of another place. And and and then even the province said Ottawa had you know, dumb agenda matter of a minute tera format and
I could have thought of that souls are regiment regimented ranks, when they see somebody from your Regiment, it's like soldiers, you know, you'll have like, yeah, here, I'm not talking about Muslim soldiers. But here, you know, you go to San Diego, they have Navy and Marines. So if there's a bar, and there's these all these Navy guys there, and then a marine walks in, it could end up bad because even though they're both in the same military, right, but they're different branches, so that whereas if a guy with a navy suit comes in, you know, oh, you know, stop on the back.
And, you know, drinks are on me or whatever.
That's the same spiritually. When you see people that are in your Regiment, you have a natural affinity for them, and you don't know why. And then when you see people that aren't in so they could be some of the same religion. But for some reason, you just don't like them. That's because they're not in your there, you're not in your regiment. So just don't get in a fight with them. Be nice to them. But it's, it's perfectly normal to have those experiences. So how do we do that the preservation of so you have the individual preservation, and then you have the social the species. So we have to preserve ourselves as individuals, but then we have to preserve our species. So he has
put two, in essence,
carrots are strategies to get that one is hunger for food and drink, and the other is appetite for sexual relations. So these are the ways that he has put in the world to preserve the individual through eating and drinking, and then the species through procreation. And that's why, if you're eating things that are not healthy for you, you're you're actually transgressing. And if you're having sexual relations that aren't healthy for you, you're transgressing, because you're taking the purpose, and you're perverting it.
That's the purpose. So he put the pleasure to get the result. But if you overeat, or if you exhaust yourself in that other area, you're harming yourself. And then you come Vadim on the NFC, you're oppressing yourself you're an oppressor and so eating and drinking but then he says what are two three Who?
And then he says what I thought Rosina knew kind of fascia was aceveda Don't go near that because it's a bad thing. fornication adultery is in includes both married it within marriage and outside of a marriage. So those are those are really important components and then the man said
the same as well to have them answered right
and then as the deaf at the move see that Yeah, so you have gentlemen masala those were gentlemen masala, those are accruing the benefits. So that's your your aperitive saw the, what's called the concupiscence soul or the the whole West shadow Ania. In our tradition in the Western world is called concupiscent salt, because the Christians have this
then you have the irascible salt which is there to ward off harm. And so there you have
Allah has instituted all of these things. So you have the lex talionis which is peace laws and yet
because that's a deterrent. If you know that you know if you if you do something to another person harm them that the the punishment can happen to you or you have to have precise buy or pay dia or something like that. So that's a way of protecting and then you have the Criminal Code for how to setup Ah, Kataria, brigands and thieves, things like that. Definitely my style is remain static Ramallah let's see here as bourbon mash, so anything that will consume wealth, because wealth is the source of our livelihood. So there that's there because it's it's not right
and then had the Xena while he was above. So the prohibition of fornication of any deviant sexual behavior which Liberata includes all of that, you know, anything that's deviant, there's, you know, these are the comb load that Allah subhanaw taala prohibited that and then of also attacking people and calling them
you know, like, calling somebody a fornicator or an adulterer or the you know, to call somebody a bastard is of because they're basically saying that their mother was was somebody who was a loose woman. So, those are camera to protect that and then you have Jihad kuffaar national defense. So also the war of harm to the nation.
Right. And then kitan Allenby National Guard, so the National Guard or protect the homeland from rebellion, because you have rebels
right like recently they had these this so
called rebellion and it wasn't much of a rebellion. And they just went in with you know, but they made it out like it was 1776 all over again. I
look more like ridiculous to his guy with horns. Like,
anyway, so that's why you have the National Guard. Yeah people that will quell the rebels.
So maybe, maybe do or there's some questions
okay? Because I can I'll do the unwell Ashura. Tomorrow inshallah, because he, he extends from those 610 shareable Ashura, so he goes from those six, he gets 10 out of them. Yeah.
After his crisis, just went out on him after his crisis, some academic critics claimed that he Mama was that he called for Muslims to abnegate the Avenue of the intellect, and only focus on the heart. However, it is mean, as he explains, he seems like he explicitly states the intellect is a critical tool in following the path of reformation in though joab does emammal because he put forward this same methodology of using the heart and the intellect to extract the deeper meanings from the mean, first of all,
do those academic critics that say that have never read a causality as far as I can tell, because that's just false.
The heart and the intellect are the same thing in the Islamic tradition. So whenever he talks about the heart, he's talking about the intellect. But we believe that the intellect has intuitive capacity. One of the things that modern logic has done is it has removed intuition. So they have they go directly to the proposition is called propositional logic. It's what's taught today, if you study logic in universities, they don't begin with the concept. Because if they began with the concept, which is what traditional traditional logic has done, so what, and then does the art, and then akiza, so it has the the, the conceptualization of things, which is the first
it's the first activity of the intellect, which is to conceive of a thing. And then you negate or you affirm. So that's a proposition. So I see a tree, and I can conceptualize what a tree is. And then I can look over there and see another tree. And even though that's a spruce, and that's a redwood, I recognize they both share tree Enos. So I've taken the one out of the particulars. This is where Plato got into the the universal forms, and as opposed to particulars, like he thought it was because we had seen these, these forms in another world. For dinner, Rosie seems to indicate that in his commentary on the Quran, when Allah Adam lasma, that he seems to say that it was the
abstraction of the name. So it was that ability to see the universal so he saw the universal camel, he saw the, the the archetypes, he saw the universal circle, the universal, and he was able from that, to name them. And that's the gift that we've been given, is the recollection of that first knowledge. So that that that's for her to Dean's opinion about it. But the point is, is that the concept is intuitive. We Intuit it, weak, I can't prove what I'm experiencing. I simply experience it.
I can't prove it's cold outside, it could be hot.
But I'm suffering from a fever. And so I'm shivering.
All I know is my subject is subjective experience. So intuition is like that you Intuit something, you can't prove it to somebody else. Nobody can prove that two is greater than one.
There's no proof for that. It's a self evident truth.
And so axioms are self evident truths. If you study geometry, you have to accept his definitions, his axioms and his postulates, if you don't, the common notions, if you don't accept the passes, the common notions, you can't do the book, but he can't prove those.
He can't prove those. He can't prove that a dot has no breadth or width, width or depth.
You just accept that. And so that is what what they have removed from the world this understanding that the foundation of the intellect is intuition.
That's that's what it's all founded on that it's not funny.
On ratiocination, it's founded on this mystical experience, of consciousness of the intellect of mind.
And so that he, I mean, he goes in, he'll go into the the sort of the aroma of all the outward sciences, but that's what he sees him, he says, their shells, you have to penetrate to the mystery.
And that's all he's calling people to. He's just all he mama is saying is don't waste your time.
And he would be the first to admit that he wasted a lot of time. He's not saying don't study these subjects. But he's saying, don't spend your life studying grammar, and then never penetrating the meanings
of the Quran, or of great literature, or of the headache? Why would you do that? Why would you waste your time? Why are you studying physics?
Well, why are you doing it? Why are you studying medicine to make money?
So then you make your money, and then what?
And then you die.
I mean, what that's all he's telling you. He just asking you think about what you're doing. And then penetrate to the purpose of why you're here. And you're here to know your Lord. And there are many ways to know him. There are many ways to know you can know Him through medicine. He, in fact, he does that. He says, one of the quickest ways to faith is to study deeply anatomy and physiology.
Because it's, it's amazing. I mean, when you study the heart, and how the heart works, and then oxygen, how your bloods being oxygen, I mean, look at this miracle and fasting. The prophets Allah sent him said, when he broke his fast, he would say, what hub? The Hub Obama would tell Little Rock. Like, how did he know that? He said, the veins have been saturated. The the the arteries,
the ORAC, the arteries have been saturated.
If you take a date, if you do if you do a blood sugar, right before you fast, and then you take a date, and you and you do the same stick from from the tip of your finger, the blood sugar is going to go up, isn't it?
Because the vein, the arteries have been soaked?
What tender to the rock? They've been, they've been soaked.
So how did the prophesize him know that?
That everything flows through the veins? Like how did how did he know that? Because I know.
He's the Messenger of Allah, he didn't make these amount upon an hour, he didn't make these things up. He Allah subhanho wa Taala gave him the knowledge is of the first and the last. There's so many miracles in his Hadees. I mean, anybody who studies his Hadees has has to marvel at at the many, many miracles that you find. And you say he couldn't have known that. How did he know that? Well, that's what they wives asked about the honey.
Who told you about the conversation they had? Right? People say why is that in the Quran, it's in the Quran, because it's a proof of his, of who he was. I mean, the fact that those intimate details of just his house, and what was happening in the house, the fact that they're still in the Quran is a proof of, of who he was. Through vote, people wonder about that. It's a proof of who he wants, all those verses. And I realized when I was in Medina, one day, I was praying, and it was all over la had I realized the prophecy, Sam, he's there in his grave. And it's like, Paul, it's like this eternal statement that Allah has said, like, say he is one and and, and the prophets eyes them is
imagine Wahidi in his head. Like, so. Is there a Tafseer of the Quran that you find particularly embodies the mom because it is teachings?
That's a really good question. Mr. Rizzoli was, he believed he was not a botany
in a way he was not an exoteric and esoteric, but he did believe in
of the poorer but the diverse that he saw between the bothand II and between somebody who's right the guided so he saw the exit terrorists were misguided because they limited the Oran to its outward meanings. But he saw the ISA terrorists were were
wrongly guided dicey, right the guy that I met wrongly guide, he thought the extra tariffs were off, because they only limited to the outward meat. But he also saw the ISA tears as, as off because they said that it doesn't mean that the outward, that's all, that's all. That's that's not what it really means. What it really means is there's no he said you have to affirm both the inner and the outer because we our inner and outer Allah, Allah has made us beings, we have outward lives, and we have inward lives. So we have relationships, those are outward relationships, I, they can have an inner dimension, but they're ultimately you're not me and I'm not you, we're both external beings in the
world, we have, each of us have our internal experiences. So our relationships are going to have both an internal and an external dimension.
Just like with your mate, you know, it's gonna there's internal and external dimension to that relationship. So you're going to be paying bills together, and, and doing something or going to the grocery store, whatever you do, that's all your external why millette but then you have your deep, spiritual emotional connection, that is, has an internal world
where you can be with them when you're not with them.
That's that's a spiritual phenomenon.
So that so I would say in that way, he is much more
to experience the Quran in have an immediate experience of the Quran. I think that's really where he's at. He is he was reciting the Quran towards the end of his life constantly. So his it's and the meanings will flood.
They become he calls it a camera to Anwar Quran, you know the inundation of the waves of meaning that begin to
just be thrust a nuclear like a powder and tequila, we will thrust upon you a weighty word weighty with what with meaning, it's impregnated with meaning.
That's the weight of the Quran is in the money. That because the, if you weigh the words, you could weigh the sound waves and their expression.
They're not going to be different from other words,
but the weight is is the Quran is is momentous in that way. So
there's there's great types of years of r&b, Akai is a great tafsir I wish I spent more time in it, probably the one I spend the most time in. It used to be 400 in a Razzie.
And you've been Jews Ed kalbi.
But I spent a lot of time in at Bahadur muddied. And I think he might have thought it would really like that tafsir because it it has, he always gives exoteric meanings. And then he gives esoteric meanings. So he gives a shout out that
extra extraordinary. I mean, he had huge openings, but I Jeeva so I like that tafsir you know him on a tsunami wrote a Tafseer called out
and even juice he said, you know, people's called Bill Walton, which is kind of NASA is just that not and he said that on softner. He
You know, there are things that are in it that are true. And then other things. So, with a shout out, you always have to be careful. And in the end also to kurama haka. That's a principle in,
in, in, in the collide, that we should always take things literally before we move to the figurative, because words mean what they mean. And allow means what they mean. It's interesting that even out of your head to me who's
known to be this very esoteric, he was actually Allah Hetty. And he
just interpreted things quite literally, is very interesting. Like he thought if Allah says this, we shouldn't say it doesn't mean that. Like he, he was very clear about that. We should just take it as a loss at it. Because he knows exactly what he's saying and words have meanings.
That was that was his view. So
and then does one need a teacher to study that? Yeah.
Arguably, you should study any religious book with a teacher until you're
able to read them on your own. So I think I mean part of the reason why I gave this yellow note Home Rule I'm not a quitter, but I had the AHA family the rocker alumi on a well made well made real joho to be an effia a ramita hire to upload for him
is our own Aloma the re shaping balsa Anna sirata. Mr. Kimi will tell us a bit more Allegra had sera abandonment element to ml Hakimi that's our Hannah tehidy use recite that a lot. He was one of the he has a tafsir which means you know, the the inexperienced one at home rule somebody who's, you know, they're just inexperienced. The inexperienced one thinks that books can guide him because he's smart.
Right. But he said, but but the ignorant one does not know that in books are Hawaiian
or obscurities, higher at Auckland for me that will confuse even the intellect of brilliant people. And then he says, If you seek knowledge without teachers, you will go astray.
And Matt in one narration, it says or more than another it says are alone. And matters will become so confusing to you or the knowledges will become so confusing to you. That you will end up as as ignorant as Toma hacky. So Toma Thomas
was they call him a Hakeem the doctor. And one of them he said, Karl hemara hemara Toma lo unser phony lecanto archivo leannon ej Hayden Basildon Baraka vj Hello Maracaibo, like the donkey of Toma said, if if things were fair, I would be riding Toma because I'm simply ignorant, but he's compounded Li ignorant. Right so Toma was a man according to one rewire he inherited his father was a great physician and he inherited his books so he learned medicine from his father's books and there was a just like this one said your gemel like he should be stoned when it was actually your hammer that's one little dot
it's just a dot and and one it's the man transit we should stone him to death and so then some people in one of these crazy places say oh was right there in the book, you know we need to stone him to death right? whereas it was actually your humble so
so he he read in one of his books a habit of soda.
The only equally
but the Nassif the person who transcribed it had put two dots instead of one. So it actually said a higher two so the the only could either. So instead of saying the sativa Nigella sativa the black seed is a cure for every disease. It said the Black Mamba is a cure for every disease. Now the Black Mamba, if you don't know, is one of the most poisonous snakes in the world. So Portola went looking for the snake to get this cure for every disease. It did have any died. So he became a an example of a compounded Li ignorant person who learned from books. So it's very important to have a teacher
especially grammar is extremely important to learn grammar, you can actually learn grammar on your own is better to have a teacher but there are sciences subjects that you can learn on your own. And then there are subjects that I would definitely not recommend learning on your own ship is one of them, certainly also is one of them, because the books are very difficult to work out. And I mean, I still call my teacher sometimes when when I come across something and I'm fortunate that that access and the telephones there
you know sometimes and sometimes you'll find things that nobody knows anymore is lost.
Because because there's there's not knowledge has been taken from us.
See the Amazon proclamations and the huddled masses also, that knowledges have a
trajectory so they have their ascent, and then they reach their Pinnacle, and then they decline and sometimes they disappear. So like technologies on the asset at a certain point, I'll start declining in the memory. You know, we could end up back like cave people.
You never know.
I mean, we've cleared whatever the Egyptians were doing building those pyramids, they had knowledge is that we, we still don't know how they built those pyramids, there's theories. We don't really know how they build those pyramids.
How and also Ibrahim is that? I know he had a he had a hoverboard, a stone that was elevating him.
It's there, Mohammed Ibrahim. So there's knowledges that are gone.
But the you know, I would definitely recommend a teacher
for that. Yeah, I was really fortunate when I was
in the Emirates many years ago, that
the Yemenis let me come in, there was a circle that was all of them. I think I was the only student I was I was only like 20, maybe 22 and
shefali. Bell Fergie, who was who was bossier, he lost his sight.
He memorized the here because in the in the Yemeni the Balawi tradition, they read a book a day, and they will do a how to marry 40 days of the year, and then they just start over and they would do that their whole lives. So a lot of them memorize or many even emammal bizarrely, some of his students memorize them by rote.
But he memorized that. Yeah, it was pretty impressive to see because that the Syrians we were I was with the Syrians shafa he shot Bonnie. She had heard that Oh, basically there were several of the Emmys were big Syrian scholars and I was just profanely but I was fortunate to be in the circle. And and I remember he would correct them and he would finish sentences and it was pretty impressive to see that. So it was beautiful man if I did that, again somebody who spoke the truth You know, he didn't ever shied away from he actually got expelled from Saudi Arabia because he used to do and would have been modeled in the hand monka
so a layout hammer was great man.
So you know that I had that good fortune of being able to read with them. My Arabic wasn't you know, wasn't
it was you know, I was still
going there a lot of things I don't think I would have understood. I wonder about it like how who you know, I'd like to meet that person. You know if you could meet your 21 year old self that what things we would tell him
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mail up, bless your iftaar inshallah tonight, and then tonight is the 27th it's good, the odd nights are all good, especially this last seven
which is more tough upon it. And then the last 10 according to some other narrations, the odd nights, but even even an odd are good. Sometimes, you know, you don't really know, based on the sighting of the moon, what's even or odd.
So it's just good to the last 10 nights. But the 27th even Abbas was of that opinion, that's many, many great scholars have identified it, and it's the 27th word in an enzyme. Now, a few layers are here is the 27th word. So some took that as an E Shara that it was on the 27th. So
irrespective of whether it is or it isn't, this is a blessing nights in the last 10 days of Ramadan. So May Allah bless your rundown Zack de la Ferran salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah. what occurred