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morning, as Muslims word, parties were they. So in this particular word in the Bible, Islam the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said, Man, I hate to combine your federal attorney boo. While my monitor can be fed to men who must attack them for him in levina min publikum catarratto at him was the lead for Humala and be a
man I hate to come on. Say in a man hate to command who reports a man hate to command Confederate enable.
Man hate man who first enable what ever time for a video from something. Refrain from it completely Festering Wounds what it's like with no losses but stainable stable means refrain from it completely. Whatever paid for video from something refrain from it completely. Man I hate to commando first anymore. Why am I to be fair to men who must opt out. And whenever I commend you enjoying something on your command you to do something? Do have it as much as you can do of it as much as you can. Why am I not to compete to men who must tatanka whenever I command you to do something to have it as much as you can.
Then the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said, For in Medina men publico for what is what had what had destroyed the people before you. That's the people of the book before us without what destroyed them. gusta tomasa idiom, their excessive questioning for the excessive questions with Tila for whom Allah and hear him in their disagreement with or over their profits.
They're different with their profits.
certainly this hubbies has many lessons if we started by the beginning of the hobbies, man hate to come on who first anymore whatever, I forbid you from something, refrain from it. Well, I want to continue to minimize the partying and whatever I recommend you to do something to do of it as much as you could. That particular part, we will address first and then we will address the the part about the frequent questions or the existence questions. So when the prophet SAW someone says this, what is the what is the lesson from from this statement?
That refraining from the prohibitions takes precedence over
good actions over performance of good deeds. So refraining from bad deeds are evil deeds takes precedence over performance of good news.
And you will find a lot of support to this. You'll find a lot of support this. The Prophet sallallahu Sallam said as bowrider reports from
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This was confirmed by statements from the Sahaba era and many of the Sahaba corroborated this meaning Amartya
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abbiati Alfie dead, and Danny Cunningham, for me to return one, you know, that is currency is a type of currency, one dannic earned from Haram. That is haram. One that after return, it
is better than to donate to given a charity $100,000
is better than forgiven charity 100,000. That's why because people, oftentimes oftentimes, they do good deeds for basically spiritual innovation, for their own spiritual well being, they feel that it is good to do good deeds, but it is not out of observance of a loss of time and out of the pursuit of his pleasure. So
that is why good deeds are common property, you know, between those, you know, sincere to Allah and those that are not sincere to Allah, atheists do good deeds. That is why some of the righteous predecessors used to say
and the rule of the rule a little birdie welfare job, well I can lay a turret in Manhattan in less of the, so acts of goodness, are done by the good doers and the wicked ones. Acts of goodness are done by anyone, whether the artisans here or not, whether they are observing them or not, sometimes they may not even believe in Allah. But they do those acts of goodness, out of more innovation, out of self respect out of various reasons. And it is also easy to do good deeds, it's easier to do good deeds, that is the refrain from the prohibitions, prohibitions,
the you know, greed for money, the lust and so on. to refrain from those prohibitions is more difficult to do good deeds so the good deeds are common property. Everybody does good deeds, but to stay away from them hand of Allah. Not no one does this with excellence, except for something he used to say.
That even had him a lot of us have no one does this with excellence staying away from harem of a boss paradata except a sub D.
So it is not about you know, making a hammer every other year, confessing Mondays and Thursdays. In fact, these see that was the statement that we must have just mentioned, about returning one data from
being better than 100,000 in charity, so I'm not gonna have that Ozzy's sad laser tech law because Salatu was cmo at Vayner vernick. Well, I can attempt to calculate memorability a bit integer. How can I can
so, I'm around that as he said taqwa is not about you know much faster and much higher is and mixing between the two like you know, it is about meeting every command from Allah with compliance, a meeting every prohibition with abstention and meeting every prohibition with abstention. So, that is that was that was the observer mind everything that you do? It is not about selecting what you like to do because some people said like you're selective. So they completely have a blind eye to so many commands and prohibitions. That is not submission. submission is to do as he likes not
as you like, not because you'd like to fast Mondays and Thursdays and feel it's healthy and videos,
you know, makes you lose weight or something, not because you feel good about going to hombre and coming back, trip and
change places and environment and you go there and you come back and feel a little bit good, but you didn't change and you know the same wrong things that you used to do before you went to hombre used to do the same bad deeds that you used to do before you went to heart in the vaccine journey. It is not about your choosing. It's not about your preference, not about your taste. It is about a lot of choosing for you. So compliance is to comply with everything. Once you become selective, then you're worshiping your own vanity and desire and your own, you know, liking and choosing, you're not worshiping the Lord. Because worship can emit in totality in entirety. That's why he said the only
thing that our model is full of is silica foil believe, enter into Islam,
with your entirety, and in its entirety. Whether you're at your heart, your mind, your body, completely conformed to Islam, with your entire team, in its sin in its entirety in Islam, and its entirety, the entirety of Islam, not your preference of, of Islam. You know the teachings of Islam, whenever a lot demanded, you take it off.
the Prophet stress to the refraining from the prohibitions, because it is harder on people to refrain from prohibitions, because it's harder on people to refrain from prohibition. But some scholars said quite the opposite.
He said that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said, stay away from from emissions.
Because that requires inaction.
And whenever I command you to do something, do off it as much as he could.
Because that requires action.
And for inaction, you don't need any prerequisites. You don't need any ability, power, energy, do you need energy for inaction? No, you need energy for action.
And you don't so you don't need power energy tools means capacity to stay away from the prohibitions of Allah.
But you do need all of the above for actions. That is why I had to administer it. So
that's why you know how to is 414 is the means. That's why solemn is for the capable.
That is why Salah harissa say he the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said to him Sunday parliament,
pray for standing and if you can pray cific and if he can pray with laying down police or
so, action requires that energy. So that's one of the profits all about yourself.
So, do have those actions as much as you can.
There is no conflict between the two meanings. Action requires energy, it is physical power, it is financial means but stay away from them hiring requires so much willpower or other willpower
submission this dream that is the stay away from them.
It does not require much physical or monetary capacity
to stay away from the habit right.
So, the actions that require physical and monetary capacity the profits are someone told you to do as much as you can, but you have no excuse. When you have weak one power.
There is no excuse.
It is more a weakness. It is spiritual weakness that you need to elevate that you need to work on. It is more of a spiritual weakness that you need to elevate. If you find yourself unable or angry incapable of refraining from the prohibitions, know that this is not about capacity here. capacity is when you say well you know I come home late and I you know once I have dinner and so on and I sleep after I show for sure. I sleep and I can pray the main prayers and I worked hard during the day can fast Mondays and Thursdays and
You know, I don't have much savings. I can't give charity only give my account
all of this Yes, that's fine, that's fine, that's fine. But you can say, Well, I just can't stop watching pornography.
You may think it is hard. It could be hard to stop watching pornography event to, you know, pray to workers in the middle of the night or to fast Mondays, a lot of people fast Mondays and Thursdays and watch porn.
It is harder. They're not because it requires much energy capacity, physical or monetary because you have weak devotion, weak dedication, weak commitment, weak religious commitment, you're not committed.
That's why your spiritual meter is low, you can't resist those acts, you know, the prohibited acts.
one may say, but which one of the two groups is more beloved to Allah greater in the sight of Allah abandoning the prohibitions or performance of actions?
performance of actions, yes, because I have realized that action is there anything greater than that?
Prayer is an action
you know, fast things and so, that group, that group is more beloved to Allah and abandoning the prohibitions, that group is meant for itself. You know, you pray because that is a direct means to get you closer to Allah.
You don't drink because that will cause you harm that will cause you know, societal problems and issues. And that could keep you from the payer.
risotto anthem sukar Tata, Tata, Mata coo coo believe do not come close to the prayer while you're intoxicated. And then you can comprehend what you say. So, pharma is prohibited because it keeps you from the prior then which one is greater the performance of prayer or the signing of the performance of pray is greater. So, that group is greater than the other hand the province of our son told us stay away from the prohibitions all of it, because inaction does not require physical or monetary capacity. So everybody could do it. Once you have the religious commitment, the willpower you will be able to do it Don't be you know,
don't be weak Don't be too soft with yourself when it comes to the state from the prohibitions, but when it comes to actions, then there is room for concessions and dispensations Rufus Rufus whenever we can then we can,
but does this apply does this apply to infer or it applies to the actions that are centered
primarily applies to certain primarily because but keep in mind that for it also had to do it if you can see um, you know, if you can, but in general, the for the last panel of Alameda obligatory on us human beings are within the capacity of the vast majority of us, the vast majority of us. So do it, do it as much as he can primarily applies to the surgeon primarily applies to the surgeon because most of the fluoride are within the capacity of most of us, or most of us.
So man, he took him I don't know who first enable, why am I allowed to come be fair to men who Moscato
does not mean that you're
the negligence of the for the acts of worship that will drive you closer to Allah must have within your capacity. Do you know how much is within your capacity a lot is within your capacity that a lot is within a capacity. Look at the people around you. Look at how they wake up in the morning at five o'clock to five o'clock to walk the dog before they go to work.
And we sometimes find it hard to wake up too fast. So it is within the capacity of human beings to get themselves out of bed to walk the dog before they go to work.
Right. So there is a lot that is within our capacity if we just tap into the resources that we have. As human beings there is the willpower and the strength that we have psychological strength.
We have as human beings. Now let's move to the second half of the Hadith or the second part of Hadith, which is the inner Miranda Lavina publikum catharanthus Messiah idiom was the law for whom Allah and we are in for that, for what has destroyed the people before you? Is there excessive questions, and their disagreement with their profits under this Agreement? Was the profits. Now, excessive questions, someone may say that when you ask enough questions, that means that you're dedicated, that you're devoted.
It doesn't necessarily mean but
it means that you're asking questions, just ask questions and give answers.
The profits or something is pointing out something extremely important here. Because we'll talk about you know, which kinds of questions that you should not ask and which kinds of questions that you should ask, but the purpose of it, but before this, keep keep keep this in mind.
The Prophet has pointed out that if you are, have you been busy, have you been? Have you been busy? acting upon the previous answers, you would have not had time to ask too many questions.
Have you been busy acting upon the previous answers? You would have not had that much time to ask too many questions. So because ask a question about the night prayers, for instance. And when is the best time for the night prayers, and this and this and that. And when you get involved in that I prayers, ask questions about visiting the city. You ask questions about, you know, the virtue of Washington,
you ask these questions. If every time you hear an answer, you commit to performance you can make the action then you would have not been so
you know, you would not have you have not had the time
to go back and ask questions. And that's what this cover is due
to the point where Abdullah best as it was reported in his Muslim self.
I have not seen anyone better than the companions of the Prophet salallahu alaihe
let me know who else
the only asked him 12 questions, all of them are mentioned in the Book of Allah. These are the questions that are mentioned in the Book of Allah when he asked him what are some other questions that were not mentioned in the Book of Allah, but he's pointed out that Rarity
the scarcity of the questions that they asked the companions are they alone?
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level of conflict collapse? kallada.
Family on Mesa, yes, no, Naka Mohave, Luna, Canada nebula. All of these are questions that the Sahaba asked that were mentioned in the Quran they asked you about feminine macer. They asked you about the period.
The the ask you the secret fatwa concerning women the secret fatwa concerning? Kabbalah is the man who dies without ancestors or descendants. These are questions about knowledge and
other questions as well. They asked him about the Amara, the leaders that will come later, you know what we should do with them? If the commander's too
long to be asked him about and fit and provide for us to ask a prophet sallallahu Sallam about the fit and the trials and tribulations ahead of them. They will ask him when they went on an expedition, they would ask them questions, what should we do here and there? So they asked the professor some questions.
But so which questions they were prevented from asking?
They were actually prevented from asking questions. It's in the Prime Minister of Thailand.
Went to Sedona, Arizona.
Oil believe that and asked about things that if we're reveal if they were revealed to you, they will cause you distress agreements. Don't ask about things that reveal to you. It will cause you distress and grievance. Muslim reports from us that he said we were forbidden No. Hina
Amina Allah active face Allah who, when we were forbidden from asking the province on some questions, and so we use the light when someone came from a bad idea, you know from the desert
Ask the prophets of Allah sound questions and then we would listen. We would listen it to the point where some you know it has been reported that they bribed some hand with a Garmin to go and ask the prophet SAW some of the questions so that they could listen
so the were forbidden from asking questions in most of Islam and Muslim also reported from North Mr. Meyer that he said permitted to enter Medina from access to fee Hassan Li.
Allah cannot Roger give a harder money I'm gonna soil I came to Medina and spent one year in Medina, I spent one year in Medina and nothing prevented nothing prevented me from declaring my hedra to me, except that they wanted to ask more questions because once you have declared that you are that you have made his error you are prevented from from asking questions. Why? Because the prophets Allah wa Salaam It is as if Allah subhanaw taala is telling them you know so much you have so much you're given the Quran has been revealed unto you, the prophet is in your midst there is so much that you can you should act upon you know this is not for intellectual luxury. This is not for you know like
mental gymnastics. This is what action this is not it should be for action go and work that's what I was
but people who came from the outskirts of Medina people who came from farther away you know, various tribes dispersed in Arabia they came then the profits are somewhat interesting the questions they need to learn
when do you know someone said something that is very talented
you're either busy asking questions, or you're busy acted upon the answers you know busy you know active working
so I've always said to them, can you be calm? It was this was reported about the rizopoulos masama gave a big boom is Allah be set config?
okay if I become a valid business config, what do you think of yourselves when a fitna a trial of severe trial will envelop you? If Allah be set config map? Yeah, she poofy has severe in which the young will grow old wire harmonica beer and the old would become senile. So the Type your own were sitting around,
starting to become quite concerned and scared and he said, when is that?
And then he said to them
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so he said to them even more when those trust that when the trustworthy amongst you become few, very few. Well, Catherine Morocco and your leaders become too many
people who really trustworthy are very few. But the leaders are too many. Carla Morocco, Morocco, Morocco, wa Taala. For the people who are endowed with a good understanding of the religion, he is the one who is endowed with a good understanding of their religion become very few workers what are called Rocco, and your reciters become too many. That is not necessarily the recitals of the forever, Maglione. There is basically the people who recite knowledge, people who memorize the program and the sun and so on, and they can recite and talk and talk and talk and talk. But the good understanding of the deen itself
is the understanding that results in action that results in obedience which results in compliance, the results and
that's why when they asked me my mathematical model for coffee, his knowledge, and he was not the most knowledgeable of 30. And he said, Can I help us do that and he had the root of all knowledge fasciola the fear of Allah. And when they asked him, Who should we ask about after you he did not mention any of his famous students, but he mentioned one of his students who is less. Or you mentioned one of the scholars at the time, who was much less knowledgeable than the famous ones out there. What happened was
the so the acidly said, you know, he doesn't know that much. They told him he said well, I can hang the human and first year man who was comenzado said, he said that he has enough fear of Allah subhanaw taala that will make him more deserving of guidance.
Sophie, this these from Allah subhanaw taala that's what the opposite.
So Pamela, for
those, with the good understanding of those will become few of
them and those who are, you know, you know, eloquent preachers, you know, memorizers knowledgeable, know much about the technicalities and much about, you know,
the difficult questions of, of knowledge, they become many.
Then he said, What to fukuhara via deed, and then people seek fit for other than the, well, Tony abetted donia, Mohammed of Africa and when the dunya is pursued, pursued, or sought by the work of another fellow, by the work of Farah
and aliaga, Milan, who have a similar report that he added in his report, what
what, what all the hype around it, and people learn, but not for actual people, for a lot of people learn for other than action.
So, which questions which Miss Anna, that they were prohibited from asking?
They were prohibited from asking questions that are of no avail of no benefit of no benefit. See, the beauty of the Quran is that it was not ever involved in frivolous or superfluous details.
You know, that the Scripture is before you know, the talk about the ark of Noah and what happened, you know, and the animals and what the hell was that with each other and the number of names and the number of wood bugs and all that stuff. All of us not mentioned the fact in the part about the you know, you read to Africa, you read about the sort of the sleepers it said SAP una Saracen rabbit
where we don't assume certain Satish on telco Rodman una de Botton was amerihome kal bomb for Robbie, Dottie him, may Allah, Allah Allah, Allah Allah Allah.
So they will say amongst ourselves, they will argue and say they are three, and the fourth is their dog. And some would say they are five, and the sixth is the dog. Right? remember why others conjecture? You know, guessing doubt that the doubtfully
cannot be I remember that him saying my lord knows the number best? Did it doesn't matter what the number is? No more than say, because why should you get What? Why don't you learn the moral of the story? And why did you benefit from the lesson? Whether they were our three and the dog is the fourth or five and the dog is there's six or seven and the dog is there eight, it doesn't matter.
It doesn't matter. So Allah subhanaw taala. overlooks those details does not mention those these are the teachers. This is not this is the teachers. So to ask about knowledge that is of no benefit. That is one thing
to ask out of the muck, mercury, Mercury or things that are out of note, which is the gift like grief and the stress to the one being asked. That is also forbidden. Very important from October Namaste canonesses, Mr.
Fair, Pula, HUD home and Abby were put at a dinner party. Some some of the people that have progressed for sure. He would ask the prophets or sort of out of out of support and mockery, one of them would tell I would tell him who was my father, and one of them would tell him, Where is my capital, so that you know, because the profits or losses are under stress. And one day the problems with someone came out, you know, with a red face and particularly the angry from too many questions. This was reported by poverty, and then a man and came to the Prophet sallahu wa Salaam to also be further aggravate the Prophet sallallahu sallam.
He said to him, and so the prophet SAW several sets of him for his effort,
which is not his non father.
If people knew that this man was actually not the son of his claimed father or known father,
and this is why I lost my father reveals the truth of matter.
Oh, believe it or not asked about things that if revealed to you, they will cause you grievance and distress.
Why are you asking and why do you need to ask
You know, frivolous questions? And why do you need to ask questions that may cause you a grievance or stress? You should not.
So when the Ask questions for sport or mockery, or to cause the stress of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam that they were prohibited from this, also to ask questions about Halloween and around any questions about para calacatta that would cause you know, strictness that will cause some revelation to descend that will,
that may result in hardship for the believers, the prophet SAW some of them said, as reported as from Saudi Arabia or Costco, the other Anbu that the prophet SAW himself as a Muslim, NFL Muslim in a German man salon, say in London, for the moment Anthony mis edited, the the the one who commits the greatest crime against the Muslims
is the one who asks about something that was not forbidden, then it becomes forbidden because of his question, then it becomes pavilion because so you're, you're making things tighter, period more stricter for the Muslim. So don't ask those questions. Don't ask those questions. Because
it is not about you know, so sometimes people think that the issue of crime and Haram is the you know, their knowledge of the halal and haram and, and so on, is the final is basically
the final gauge of piety, which is not true. There is so much haram that is your that you're doing with your heart every day, from the time you wake up in the morning, there is so much prejudice and pride and arrogance and deceit and conceit and self conceit inside you that you need to take care of, and you're not doing any of this. So why are you asking about the blood of fleas, like someone came and asked?
You know about the blood of fleas, and whether it rule it is nudges and violates the horror necessary for the prayers above normal. So where are you from you said from Allah, is that you guys give the prosign and you're coming to ask me about the blood of the fleas.
So this triviality, there is so much that you have there are snakes that are eaten up your heart inside, and you're completely clueless about them. You you we wake up in the morning and we and we go to bed at night. And we earn just with the thoughts about heart. Just when you when you come across one of your fellow governors and you despise them for whichever reason, you know,
you're done for the day right? You could be done completely, you could be done forever. Because the purpose or sometimes the husband might even have surgery and after a Muslim, it is enough evil for any for for a man to despise his fellow Muslim, but has been written nefarious enough. What does it mean enough enough to assume it could be done.
So there is so much that you need to work on.
It is also not it is also not good to be asking too many questions.
To find dispensations to find ways out because of the lack of commitment and lack of willpower. And that is why a man came to our glove Norma, in had. This Hadith is reported by Bihari so the man came
and he asked him about the president of the US with the black stone. So I said to him, I saw the Prophet sallallahu Sunnah. That's the Blackstone study
by Solomon Solomon
so the man said to him, the man was from Yemen. And so the men said to him are either in
our 80s or him so what do you think if I if I if I were barred from it if I were if I was out crowded or
so what do you think of something happens like this? So I've normally said to him
leave it in Yemen.
What do you think if what do you think if
so leave it in Yemen. And then he repeated it. Try to rationalize Asana mastery Manuel, I saw the Messenger of Allah such a fantasy. Now could Is it possible that you couldn't do it, it is possible. However, at the time you receive this information, this knowledge right or sudama is telling me
You should be, you should be intent on doing this. And don't ask too many questions. When, when you can, then you can't. If you can, then you can. But at the time you hear this information, your heart should be focused on, I will do as the professor, I will follow the Sunnah of the prophet SAW. And then eventually, if he couldn't, then you couldn't, if you keep on saying, You're right, what if or what happens if that distracts you from the focus? The focus should be to follow the way of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam and follow his footsteps.
So these are all types of questions that are frivolous, or that are harmful, whether because there is no need whether because they cause you distraction, whether it be because they are the cause of the person being asked, you know, grief, and distress.
I forgot to mention that. The
reason this was reported is when a man asked what the profits or loss was talking about had
a man asked the profits on the law settlement of equal arm jasola law
is had obligatory every year, or messenger of Allah, and the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said to him,
if I say yes, that it would have been become mandatory on you, and you would have not been able to perform it, and then in some reports, and if you did not
what, what, what I would like a photo. And if you did not, if you abandon what I recommend you to do, you won't become this believers.
And so then the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said, the only method after can leave me alone as long as I
leave you. So don't ask me such questions. Because strictness, in, you know, hardship is not desired by our last photographer, the believers. So when the believers and make it stricter on themselves, that is, that is not desirable, and that is disliked by a Muslim.
Finally, I must say that, asking too many questions, asking too many questions. And being busy with asking those questions, creates more questions. Because you're busy with asking the questions. You're not in compliance. Had you been in compliance, you would have had less questions had our own mabin in compliance, it would have harmless questions. You know,
you're just having a meeting at arm's length about the fact where the fat was online.
So they were sharing with us that now we have 10,000 followers on the site. So I say, why don't we have some students knowledge, actually, triage the questions, screen the questions, and then direct the people to the existing pathways. And they said that every every pathway is new is like too many new issues.
So, if the unmet was complying with the knowledge that has been transmitted to it, that would have not been making, like lots of stories, if we if people divorce their wives, when they need to divorce their wives, when the half of the worst survives, the sooner way, then we will not have like 200,000 questions about the various forms of divorce a divorce, there are three times of divorce very loosely the worst that you know, and sometimes people also can become quite creative by divorce 310 times minus seven.
Out of triviality, I
just want to stress to your wife and then it becomes a question and then it takes time out of a movie to sit down and you know, figure out the math and then figure out the answer.
over an hour. That's that