40 Ahadith of Imam An-Nawawi 06 – Halal, Haram And The Doubtful

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On the authority of an-Nuaman ibn Basheer (ra), who said:
I heard the Messenger of Allah say, That which is lawful is clear and that which is unlawful is clear, and between the two of them are doubtful matters about which many people do not know. Thus he who avoids doubtful matters clears himself in regard to his religion and his honor, but he who falls into doubtful matters [eventually] falls into that which is unlawful, like the shepherd who pastures around a sanctuary, all but grazing therein. Truly every king has a sanctuary, and truly Allahs sanctuary is His prohibitions. Truly in the body there is a morsel of flesh, which, if it be sound, all the body is sound, and which, if it is diseased, all of [the body] is diseased. Truly, it is the heart. [Bukhari & Muslim]

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today inshallah we're starting with Hadeeth number six

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on me Abdullah bin Bashir rhodiola han Houma Allah some miracle rasulillah Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam your food in Valhalla lava you know when we're in a harem of a you know

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So this hadith is narrated by the great companion of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, a non bitten machine. He says that I heard the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam say

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that which is lawful is clear. And that which is unlawful is also clear. And between the two of them are doubtful matters, about which many people do not know. Thus, he who avoids doubtful matters clears themselves in regards to his religion and his honor. But he who falls in doubtful matters eventually falls into that which is unlawful, like the shepherd who pastures around the sanctuary, all but grazing there in truly, every king has a sanctuary. And truly Allah sanctuary is his prohibitions. Truly, in the body, there is a morsel of flesh. If it is sound, all of the body is sound. And if it is diseased, all of the body is corrupted and disease. The morsel is the heart. The

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heartbeat is narrated by human heart any moment

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just to the direct translation. I'm sure many of you guys have an idea that we have a very exciting class ahead of us and there's a lot that needs to be discussed underneath this Howdy. The first and most important thing that we always start off our class with is the narrator of the Hadith. And Naaman bin Bashir whether your loved one,

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he is a hazaragi companion, meaning he is from the tribes of Madina, munawwara He is also an insidious hobby of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Not only is he a companion, but his mother and father also our companions of the Prophet said a long line he was

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one of the unique things that have not been bashira the Allah one is known for

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is that he was the first child to be born after higit off from the unsought when the Muslims arrived in Madina munawwara there was this rumor that was spreading amongst the people. The Muslims are cursed because they left their religion. That's why they won't have any children. And coincidentally, those women who did deliver either they had miscarriages or if they delivered there was the the children weren't born healthy and alive. So a few of these incidents passed and the companions began to become concerned because they were they were worried that what if what the people are saying is actually true.

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Then, the second second year after migration, the first child was born, who actually lived and his name was Abdullah and Zubaydah, the alum Anoma, the grandson of obachan. It's a different of your loved one. And so However, they say that when he was born, abubaker Santiago de la Juan was carrying him on his shoulders, and everyone in the streets was saying, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, because they were so proud that Allah subhanho wa Taala bless that community with a beautiful child. So he was the first child to be born from the Maha God. The first child to be born to the unsolved was nama ended machine. Now how much time was there between the two sons fathers say four months. Some

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scholars say six months, somewhere between four to six months seems to be the sweet spot between these two companions.

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Now Amanda mushy his mother's name was almost

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I've been to Rwanda, many people may not know who she is because that name isn't really a famous or common one. But we may know who her brother is almost up into law. His brother's name was Abdullah hora de la Han. And I'm loving it. A lot of the law one was known for the combat, no one can be the companion, who was one of the three generals appointed by the province that allamani was in the Battle of Mouton, when the Prophet said, This person is the general and if he passes away, then this person will be the general and if he passes away, this person will be the general. And if this person passes away, then you can choose your own leader. So that battle that took place the Prophet

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appointed, they've been fabric, they've been hiding under the law, one as one general, then he appointed job for a better be thought of as a second gen. And then a beloved Aloha, this person right here who happens to be not mine, but she's uncle as the third Gen. And the Prophet said, if the third Gen is also lost, then you can choose whoever you want to be your own General, and I've been in a while has also martyred. Each of these people one by one when martyred. They were outnumbered the Muslims were it was against the Romans. So when they've been, they've been hiding under the law, one passed away. This habit, they say the Prophet was sitting in Medina menorah,

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speaking to the companions, and he started crying. And that's the habits of the Messenger of Allah, why are you crying? The Prophet said, little Kamala, Jose then allows mercy be upon z. He just passed away. And then a little while later, the prophet started crying again. And he said, Allah has mercy be upon Java. He was just martyred. He also just passed away. And then the purpose of a long while it was suddenly started crying more and the Sahaba said, What happened? He said, I mess it up. He said, I'm loving it. Ah, ha, was just martyred. He also just passed away. And the Sahaba Madina munawwara thought that the Prophet would continue listing names of every soldier who was on that

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expedition. They thought every one of them that now that's how when the battlefield,

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they started to search for the next leader. And there was one person who was a new Muslim, just recently accepted Islam just off the Shahada grill. He just accepted Islam. He was amongst them. They said you should be the next gen. He said, No, not me. I'm new compared to you guys. You guys are seniors. We have some Sahaba who participated in bother. Some of you have been an ohana. Who am I? They said no, you will be the one. And they gave him the responsibility. And the prophets of aloha day was sent on was sitting in Medina, Managua, he wiped his tears. And he said to the companions, that now one of the swords of Allah have been unsheathed hotter than what it has been

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appointed as their general and Haida gwaii, that the one that led the Muslims to victory. That was the first bottle battle he actually fought in as a Muslim on behalf of the Muslims. So I would love to know how that's who he is, for those of you who kind of catch that that connection between the two, you'll understand.

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One time, I suppose narrates that someone said to an amendment machine, who was older your obligations obeyed. So no amendment, but she responded back by saying he is older than me by six months. So that's where I got that number from the six months human poverty referred to ly linear, it's his tradition.

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Now I'm on the machine. mushiya has many interesting stories. One thing you have to keep in mind is that if he was born in the second year after he aged out, by the time the Prophet passed away, how old is he?

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Eight, nine years old. He's the Prophet was in Madina munawwara for 10 years. He was born in the second year after his eight maximum, he was nine years old, he was a young kid. But nonetheless, this young child was able to narrate from the proximal audio so it's very possible this Hamid he's narrating is from the end of his life and the Prophet's life, which means this hobby is now more closer to seven or eight. And at that age, children begin to comprehend and they also are able to retain, you know, that's when we have our kids going to Sunday school, and having two different first grade, second grade, third grade. So for a person to say that no mom and Rashid was too young,

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generic, that also isn't true. He is a young companion. Yes, that is true. But at the same time, he was able to retain what he learned from the prophecy that allamani was said them. And another thing I'll share with you up ahead, that this same this how do you that he narrates, from the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam? He's not the only Sahabi who narrates it. There are actually other companions who also narrate this exact same Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Including

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including

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loving the school that your loved one.

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Let me show you the exact names. Yes. Including your loved one. Imagine Yes, it of your loved one. Jabba bin Abdullah de la one of the loving was ruler de la one of loving our bus with your loved one. And there are others who have also bear with us. How did they add a little and they decrease a little but nonetheless This is the same honey that they share.

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There's a hadith regarding Naaman Bashir that if not Dunbar mentions in his the fee mighty fruitless hub. he narrates an on the authority of Naaman bin Bashir and also from the words of Kathy, that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was gifted with some dates from bife. Five was known for its grapes so someone came and gave the prophecy that along with some some dates.

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So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he told not mad men, but she take these dates and give them to your mother. So no matter no matter where she says that I was taking them to my mother, and on the way there, I was feeling a little hungry, and I was carrying these dates in my head. So the dates didn't make it to my mother. Rather, they made it to my stomach, according to Kabbalah, and oberliga, who I ended up eating them before my mother had the opportunity to taste them.

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He said, I'm not gonna bother lately, and after a few nights passed by the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam called me and he said to me, what happened to those grapes?

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I asked your mother the other day if she received the grapes. And your mother said that nothing had been loved. Did you convey them? So

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now my machine or your loved ones that are a messenger of Allah, the truth is that I didn't convey them. So the prophecy he says, The Prophet said a lot while he was sort of held me by the ear, like this, so young, so have a young kid, he could hold them by the here like this. And for some money, He then made me the trader. And he said to me, that you're yours. You're a shady little kid right here. I told you, they give them to your mother, but you have them yourself.

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Now I'm on the machine of your loved one. When the Prophet said a long while it was said and passed away. It was in Madina munawwara after the process of a lot while it was Senate passed away, he continued to serve the different Sahaba in different capacities as a young man and then as an adult as well.

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When the dispute occurred between

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Alia de la Juan and wildly out of the alone one, now a man big machine is one of the very few companions who actually sided from Madina munawwara with Malia with your loved one, most of the people that sided with mommy or your loved one against God alone, one were from outside Madina, munawwara no among them, but she was listed as one of the few people some say they were two people, some say they were a total of five people. And some have gone as far as even saying nah man but she was the only Sahabi who sided with mommy or your loved one from Medina Mona What up and did not side with Alia Lila one. But again, as we know, this is a political difference. It was a legitimate

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political difference.

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Regardless of which side you're on, this this this is not enough to criticize the person this was his choice, it is he had on the issue and he sided with one or the other, the other one, he served on under modularity along one as the immediate over Kufa and then later on he also served over him and he served under yes he had been while he as well after he had been while we have passed away Nomad membership decided to give back to the loved ones a bit of the old one. And this is where it gets a little sticky, because when he gives baotou Levin's Aveda the Allahumma the people of Sham become uncomfortable and they kind of drive them out of Sham. And while he was leaving Sham after he

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was pushed out by the people, that's when a group of people they followed him. And they weren't happy with him just leaving Sham because he betrayed them and their political standing. And he went to Mount Levin's debate, they ended up killing him and they butchered nama bin Bashir or the along with Alan Hama, he was killed in the year 658 at the age of 64.

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Now my machine naturally doesn't narrate too many ahaadeeth directly from the props that are allotted to them because he was young. However he does narrate been whilst I've been whilst that means that he narrates through other Sahaba like our beloved our bus at the LA Honda. he narrates from the province of a long while they have a system, but he narrates much more through other companions. So because they were all young when the Prophet passed away, so the common companions who he narrates from he narrates from Abdullah his son who was college when I was 11. And he also narrates a lot from all over the long run, and Norman and Machito, your loved one also narrates from

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eyeshadow, the Allahu danada this hadith that we have in front of us is actually one of the most important narrations narrated by Amanda Machito the last one,

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even though the city Stan, for those of you who don't know him, he is the one who authored the son of a bee that would concern me though that we commonly hear about one of the six authentic collections of Hadid, the author of that book, Imam Ali is a classical scholar of Hadid he's one of the top scholars of Hadith. Many people may not know this, but he is one of the few people who was actually not a student of human body in when you look at the six collectors of Hadith Mahatma Muslim Brotherhood among family members say any amount of imagine out of these six people in my Muslim was actually a student of Mahatma Gandhi. You remember even pyramid he was actually a student of

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remember how to how to LA yadi Imam Abu Dawood actually wasn't his student. He was rather his contemporary.

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They were from the same generation, you would consider them to be buddies more than student and teacher so he was a member of without what is considered to be a senior. So without law YALI says that if I were to summarize the entire Dean, all of the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi, wasallam, and highlight which are the four

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Most important narrations, this would definitely be in that list. I would list this howdy to be in the four most important narrations from the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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He says he quotes from him. No, we don't have to lie it. Who says that?

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That this hadith consists of so many benefits. And if I were to summarize the been into three ahaadeeth, I would say the first would be in them and I'm Albania. The second one will be min Hosni Islam and Margarita Kumara Ani, and the third would be this narration. So again, we're seeing how much importance these scholars are giving to this hadith that we're about to study very soon.

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Now in this Hadith, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he,

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he teaches us a few lessons. The first lesson the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam teaches us is halal is clear, Haram is clear. And between the two are doubtful affairs, then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam encourages us that when it comes to doubtful things, it's better to leave it. That's the safest position for you. And I'll talk about each of these steps. And I'll go into a lot more detail. I just want you to understand what what the Hadith is. So the halaal is clear. The HUD home is clear. And between the two there is a gray area, there are doubtful things, it's better to leave them. Then the purpose of allamani was that, um, he gives an analogy. And

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what's the analogy that let's say for example, there's a wealthy person who has a pastor, he has a lead, and it's a very premium pasture, the grass that goes on there must be premium, maybe their water, there must be very clean. And that wealthy person has preserved that pasture that land for his own animals. Now another person is coming in, he's grazing his animals in that area. If he goes too close to that person's land, what will these animals start doing?

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They'll start eating from that land. So what the shepherd will do is, rather than getting too close, what he'll do is, he'll keep his distance. If he knows that that person's land starts, you know, let's say 200 yards from here, he'll keep 200 yards is it's a little excessive, but it's safe for me, the further I am, I know that I'm not going to go anywhere near the grass, it's kind of like when you're driving on the highway. Okay, there's a shoulder on the side, right? And the shoulder, what's the purpose of the shoulder in case you do drift a little, at least you don't end up on the railing or in the grass itself. It's a little buffer. So he's saying that the doubtful things even

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though there might be a buffer, it's better just to stay clear. So that way, if you keep drifting and keep drifting and keep drifting, what might end up happening is that you won't, you won't be on the shoulder any longer, you'll be in the ditch right after the shoulder. So that's the second part of the body. And the last part of the Hadith the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says that there is a lump of meat in your body, if it is good, everything in your body is sounded good. And if that thing's messed up, everything's gone and corrupted, and he talks about the heart. So keep these components in mind and I'll walk you through them inshallah. So, on the progress that allamani he

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was sent him says, Hello, it is clear, how does a person define Hello. So, hello, is that which Allah subhanahu wa tada has permitted, meaning that its permission has been given by a law or that assumes that Allahu alayhi wa sallam, or the wish that he the meaning through the proper Islamic law system, that thing is deemed to be permitted. And

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there is no

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there is no warning, if you leave that action.

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Okay, there is no warning, if you leave that action, if you leave the action, it's not only halala, that it becomes false, you guys understand that. So for example, praying Salah here is something recommended by Allah subhanho without ever told to do it. But if you leave leaves the law, if you don't pray it, there is a warning for it. So that's not just, that's not something that's permissible. And if you leave it, there is no warning for doing it meaning you're not punished for leaving it, that's what you call holiday, then within a holiday there are different degrees, there is this halaal overall permissible. So for example, for me to use this mic or for me to use a camera

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or audio recording, these are things that are held up, then within the huddle, there are things that are not mazahub desirable, or there are things that are that are that are from the practice of the prophets of Allah one day was to them and sometimes they may even reach the level of father which means there are obligatory that's all within hada and then comes the category of hot on what is hot on that which Allah subhana wa tada has told us not to do. And if we do it, there is a punishment.

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that which Allah subhana wa tada has told us not to do and if we do it, there is punishment.

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And what are the doubtful things that doubtful things are that upon which the ruling is not clear? Now, why is there ambiguity in the ruling, I'll come to that in a few moments, but let's work our way to that direction. Let's come back to the province of Allahu alayhi wa sallam says halaal is clear, in order for halaal to be clear, in order for something to be considered helot or order for that baby in that clear part to be there.

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has to probably properly be established. So in shehryar, we say,

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once something is established as clear, by the, by the, by the, by the by the opinion of the scholars, then that thing is open for you to practice, you can go there you can engage. Now how much you engage, then, then there's a second level of discussion which we call the taqwa, the piety level, so that piety discussion comes in, and that that gauge is your engagement in halaal. But how much halaal should you engage in? How much how long should you not engage in. So, examples of things that are allowed to do, for example, eating, eating vegetables, eating fruits, eating meat that was sacrificed in a manner that is pleasing to Allah, that assumes that a lot a person consuming pure

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drinks, wearing garments that are needed for the body that will cover your Southern nikka is permissible,

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engaging in business is permissible, inheriting from your family members, these are all things that are permissible.

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Remember, this, their permissibility is established. Okay. Now, when it comes to permissible things, let me tell you guys, one ruling right now, some people, we hear so much about Tom,

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that every time we sit with a religious person, we know that that person is going to say hi to him during this gathering at least one time, we call him the Hudson police. They always show up everywhere. They're always saying how long, how long, how long? How long. So we've heard that on so many times in our life, that there are some of us sitting here that feel that our religion actually is suffocating us. It's not allowing me to live my life. That isn't true. Okay, I'm not gonna say everything hot. I'm not I'm not gonna do that, either. But what I will say, and I want you to understand this, that if there were hypothetically 100, things that are Haram, they have to be a

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million things that are harder. If you were to compare the ratio between how long and how long, because the ruling in shediac is us new Phylicia ivatan, that everything by default is valid until proven foreign. So for example, if I wanted to use this napkin right here to wipe my mouth, you don't have the right to come and tell me that it's hot, um, unless you prove it first. Because the default ruling of everything is what

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it's held on. By default, it's permissible for me to use it unless you give reasoning why it's hot on you can tell me maybe the ingredient in this tissue is not just it's impure. Or you can tell me maybe this box right here was stolen and it wasn't it wasn't purchased through hollow means, then that would be another issue. But you would have to establish it. You can't tell me why are you using the tissue? The reason why is because by default, everything is held on. Now. However, there are some things that are exclusive to this ruling. There are some things by default, they are not hot out by default they are hot on and they have to be proven holla What are examples of that? One

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example is a Baba worshipping Allah subhana wa tada every mode of worshipping Allah is haram until you prove it Hello. So I can't get up and wave my hand in the air and say, Hey, guys, this is a new form of worship.

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Because if I do this, then what's your right What do you have to what are you supposed to say to me?

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Prove it. And I can say everything by by default is hella. The reason is because worshiping Allah subhana wa tada is a chapter ibadah is a chapter that is excluded to this ruling and also affiliate Riba is hormone prohibition. Similarly,

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interacting with someone from the opposite gender in an inappropriate manner having an intimate relationship.

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But what on starts off the ruling saying harkening back to Allah equal, perhaps prohibition? Right. And not only that, every lady a person interacts with unless that person is your direct, direct relative of yours the photo with alikum item item that are mentioned there, every other lady You are not allowed to have the physical interaction with them until Nika is established. You guys understand that? It's a nigga has to be established in order for it to be held on. And the last And the third thing is when it comes to eating meat.

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All meats are haraam until proven head up. So for example, if you find meat on the road there and it's like someone hit an animal with a car or whatever the case is you are walking on the road and you find a dead animal there. Can you assume that meters Helen, you cannot assume it's hot out until proven Hannah and Allah subhanahu wa tada says in the Quran regarding meat in the case

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that meat is hot on except for that which you have purified and the method of purifying your meat is a discussion of soldering it the proper way and saying allows name and the whole discussion that relates to that which we will get to a head and one of the discussions okay.

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So we need to open up our mind and understand that what's hot is hot. Now there should this attitude of wanting to make everything hard on is not healthy. As I was saying earlier on you may suffocate the people around you. I was once traveling and I came to this one community and

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There was a sister in the community, she insisted that I came through her house, even though my schedule was very tight, but because she insisted I went to her house, and she called all of her sons down and her husband down. And she said to me, she's an older lady, by the way, her sons are like in med school, they're older kids, okay? So she says to me, that shift, my sons are here, my husband's here, I want you to tell them,

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I want you to tell them that X, Y, and Z things are hot. Um, they don't listen to me. So I said to her, this is news to me. I didn't know these things were haram either.

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So she says, What do you mean, you don't know. And then she anyway, so we went back and forth on the discussion. And as we talked for the, for the, for the next two, three hours, even though I was supposed to be there for 10 minutes. The next two, three hours, as we talked, we had a very interesting conversation because everyone opened up the boys and the father, they were on Team eight, and the mother was on TV. And when the mother was in the house, these people used to act like angels. They're confessing in front of me right now. And their mother's there, by the way, and they're saying, Mom, as soon as you leave, we bust out the Cheetos. We're not gonna lie. As soon as

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you leave mom, we bust out and they're telling like mom, you suffocate us. We don't enjoy our religion. We feel like our religion is a burden upon us. And I said to this lady, that before you tell someone, something is haraam, the most important responsibility you have first is to be sure it's wrong. You can't say that I call the company and they didn't answer therefore it's hard on. You guys understand that. Like there are some websites online if you go to the halal haram website, some of these websites, and they'll say something that's Haram. And if you look at the reasoning underneath, it's comical, literally, comical, reasonings. You know, there was one sister who came to

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me and said to me, Chef,

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deodorants from toothpaste, shampoo and soap is wrong. So I said to her, what did you get all this information from? So she told me the website, and I went to the website and I was looking for the reasoning behind half of these products that were listed her on, and most of them, the manufacturer didn't reply to their email, or the manufacturer didn't respond to their phone call. So we can't treat halal and haram like a joke. Lima 200, EMA Allah Allah, Allah reveals an eye on the Quran saying to the Prophet, how can you make something haram but Allah subhanho wa Taala has made it out. Now if for example, something is halal, and you're not sure of it, or you're in confusion regarding

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it, or you're not sure if that's the best thing for you to do, then that's we're gonna come to that in a moment regarding the wish that we had the doubtful things. But as of now, when something is hot on, let it be held on, you know, if you want to personally avoid it, credit personal policy for it, but don't go around imposing it on people. And remember one thing and I think I've said this, but I'll just say it against it that way. This issue is clear.

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Don't be the Imam much the hare the Mufti, the shares allama scholar, if you aren't qualified to do so, if you're not qualified sleeping, the Koran tells us first Allah, Allah decree in quantum law, if you don't know, leave it to people of knowledge. Don't be that person. You know, people, they feel their religiosity increase, the more they say the word hot on and they feel like their ego is being stroked that they're being elevated and levels of knowledge. When that's not how things always work. You have to be very careful. This is the deen of Allah subhana wa Tada. This is an Amana it can just be flipped around left and right like some some dough that you're about to use to make a

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pizza with or, or you're flipping a pancake. This is not a joke. It's something very serious. I was once at a dinner, someone invited me and we were sitting, getting ready to eat.

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And the brother who invited us very humble, modest person at a very small house. You know, we all just, we all just kind of cramped into his home. And when we were getting ready to eat this one guy, he comes, actually, so the host started giving us food. And he was serving us in these styrofoam plates that have two plates. I think they have two plates or dark plates. I don't know, one of those brands. So he was serving us and I had my food in my plate. And there was one brother who walked in, he saw us he literally came in front of me. He picked up my plate and put it in the garbage. And there was food in there.

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I was very upset. I said to the brother, what are you doing? Why did you throw the food away? So he says the food The food is nudges. The food is impure. So I turned to the host and I said why he took like, how did you make the food nudges like, like, what did you do? How did you make the food nudges? So the host said I have no idea how it's impure. He said to the guy who threw it away, why don't you enlighten us? So that guy said well, these styrofoam plates you're using they have at some point in their process, they make contact with some sort of a pork product and therefore the styrofoam plate is haram and everything in that makes contact with is haram and you guys are haram

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and you know get out of my face. And I say to that guy, chillax, relax a little, you know, you know, have you run your theory past an Imam, a scholar, someone who knows the dean, because I'll tell you that just because something may contact with something at some

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Point doesn't make that impure. There are processes that that occur when you're making products. And some of these products go through very hefty and hefty. And they go through very serious transformation.

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And in shediac, we may call that St. hada. Or we may call that

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wt Lima here to change something from one form to another form, and then it gets very technical behind the scenes. That's why before you declare something to be hot on, be very careful and leave it to those who who may know better. Then the second part of the Hadith, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, actually, one more things I want to say, regarding holiday. Just because it's holiday doesn't mean you have to do it. Remember this principle? Okay?

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Just because it's hot, does not mean you have to do it. There are many hot out things that may be best for you to avoid altogether. What's an example of that? What's an example of something being hard, but it's probably best for you to avoid it.

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What was that?

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Yeah, too much candy. That's good. sleeping too much.

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Maybe livering living too much of a luxurious life. Even though you might paying off your car to me, even though you are maybe you don't have any extra personal debts that you need to pay. But living a luxurious life is not something that was encouraged by the process that allowed a person and at this point, you have to understand the difference between the two levels. There is a high level which I would like to call the fatwa. And then there is a spiritual level which we may call the taqwa the fatwa and the taqwa know, that know how to balance both. Just because something is hard doesn't mean you always have to do it. You know, for example, for men, you're allowed to, you're allowed to pray

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so long, as long as your set that is covered, you can set that it's from your navel to your knees. So if your mom came here, just wearing a garment enough to cover from nails and knees and started leading yourself out with his chest open, you wouldn't accept that. Because just because it's hard, doesn't mean you have to do it. Okay? You know, people come with this argument that using X, Y and Z.

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What's the best way of saying this? Using XY and Z stimulant or medication or drug? Someone might argue that it's halal or haram? Even if it is halal. Let's say for example, there is something out there that's debatable. Some scholars say it's hot. Some scholars say it's hot, whatever it is, whatever, whatever it is that we're talking about here. Okay. Even if it is Hello, does that mean you have to go and do it? Yes or no? Absolutely not. There are many things that are actually maybe hot and but that doesn't mean you need to do it. It's better for you to take a higher ground and that's where you need to come to yourself and ask yourself, where is my top one? One of my teachers

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shift fathead wifey a lot prolong his life, amazing scholar. We studied the Mata Malik by him when he would come to teach at the mother so he'd come in it's very old, broken, nasty, Rusty car. You know, we were we we used to say as students that it was a miracle car would bring him to the, to the mother. So we should at least to attribute that to his karma. That from his miracles is that he comes in this car and it somehow comes to the mothership every day.

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One day, for whatever reason he didn't bring his car so he carpooled with someone to the mother saw on the way back, his son came to pick him up, and his son came like in a six series BMW. And everyone's like,

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like

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so with a shift look at your car, and look at your son's car. So he said something so phenomenal that day so hot a lot really stuck with me. It's been over 10 years since he said it but it stuck with me. You know what he said? He said they call by he said it in order, said Nikolai hood, Kalia taqwa, oroklini fatwa. He said, For myself, I hold myself to a higher ground. I like to live a life of simplicity. I don't like to waste. But when it comes to other people, my kids and others, I don't impose stock on them. I don't impose piety on them. That's their choice to make. He pays his. He's paid off his loans. It was hard money that he used to purchase the car. Now he can do what he wants

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to with a car. Do I want him to drive that car? Maybe not. I would rather him to get that money in southern thought and drive a more simple car. But if he wants to do that, that's his choice. And that was a very beautiful thing. Because in our community people, they easily mix both up, you know? And if one person doesn't do something, everyone starts glaring and staring at that person, that if we're doing it, why aren't you doing it? You know, so it becomes like a fad, then then the whole religion becomes a big fat. And that's the beauty of duck law that it only its fruits can only truly be casted. If they are personally adopted, you have to personally adopt them and bring them into

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your life. And that's when the that's when tequila actually becomes meaningful. The second part of the Hadith the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, well in the hot Allah begin that indeed Haram is very clear. So Haram is also something that the scholars will establish through the process of establishing the hell out of Holloman, the dean, which is a discussion of lawsuits. We won't engage in it now. And you know, when something is clearly hot off, then it becomes your responsibility to avoid it and

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Stay away from it. Okay, now Hello, stay doing it or doing hot engaging not isn't necessary. staying away from hot ROM isn't necessary though. That's the two things, there's a difference between the two and I want you to understand that okay?

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staying away from hot ROM is absolutely necessary. It's not something that you have a choice, you need to do your best and avoid it altogether. And there are some things that are clearly wrong. For example, eating, eating, carrier eating just dead things, you know, you can just choke an animal and start eating. And surely that's not permissible. You can't just go to an animal rip a limb off and start eating it that's viewed to be impure nuts and you can't do that. Similarly, eating the flesh of swine or consuming alcohol, or having intimate relationships with women who are you who you are not married to? Or for example, for men wearing silk and the Hadith of the Prophet allamani was them

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engaging in a river, or

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stealing hitting someone? These are all things that are known to be hot. Um,

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you have to ask yourself this question because she thought I was always going to make these things appealing to you. You know, there's always going to be someone will have their bikes, every person has their unique vise here. My advice is different from yours. Yours is different from mine. I don't believe any person to say that my life is 100% hot on free. And if you can say that 100 That's amazing. That's really, really good. But if you if you do have an element of harm in your life, if you're struggling somewhere, here's the biggest thing. Just don't justify it.

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Except that it's Haram. Continue to make Toba and live your life on you just continue to make Toba ask Allah, Allah give me the fifth Give me the ability one day to overcome this vise, ask yourself as question. Is it really worth it for me to do this sin? Is it really worth it for me to obey a law today and be accountable but along the day of judgment? Is it really worth it? He's five minutes of pleasure that I'll have for this half an hour or one hour of pleasure that I'll have right now. Is it really worth it that I stand in front of a law on the Day of Judgment, and I'll also pattern without it is disappointed in me. Allah subhana wa tada is angry at me. I have to face a punishment

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that obviously without any data at all, I'm unable to bear and I don't want us to lean on the punishment and be terrified of Allah subhanho wa Taala. That's why we leave the sin. I want you to not sin, I asked myself to not sin, out of out of fear of disappointing Allah subhanho wa Taala. Because we claim to love Allah. And that should be the ultimate motivator that isn't really, really worth it. It's kind of like someone who's stepping out on their marriage. When you sit with them. The first thing you ask them, is it really worth it? You have a wife, your family, you have kids, every one of them looks up to you, you have a responsibility to all of them for your small little

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fling right here. You're putting all those lives at risk. If this marriage were to end because of your foolishness, what will happen to your kids? What will happen to your wife? How much will your mother and father cry? How much will the her mother and father cry? How about your siblings? What about people in the community who look up to you who will now find weakness in themselves because you are a weak person? You know, you have to ask yourself, Is it really worth it? When the hammer begun? When Allah subhanaw taala has made something hard on you leave it at that, okay?

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Well, in the palm of the hand, haraam is clear, and if you do engage in it, remember this never ever justify it, except that it's hot on make Toba to Allah subhanho wa Taala And now comes the gray area the province of a lot of money with some says and between the hot out and hot on which are to polarize the north and south between the two there is this gray area. Now how can a gray area exist? Someone can ask this question because doesn't tell us my father often I feel Akita women shaken, that there is nothing that the Quran has missed. Don't we know the prophets have a long way to sit and telling the companions hold on to the Quran and the Sunnah? Doesn't the Quran see in so many

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places that you will find all the guidance within the Quran itself. So how can it be How can there How can there be a gray area? So there are a few answers to this issue. The first thing is when the Quran claims that everything is in it. There is no sane human being that would assume that the Quran literally consists of everything and still just be like 500 pages. You guys understand that? Because if the Quran had every single thing in there, how many volumes would that book be?

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How many volumes would it be?

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I mean, your Encyclopedia Britannica encyclopedia for those of you who remember what Britannica encyclopedia look like.

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It would probably be like a fraction of what to put on it being it would be so massive. So no one ever claimed that the scholars never claimed it. I don't think there's any person who ever claimed that there's everything in the Quran. When we say when the Quran says everything is in it. That means from the sued laminin full, meaning all of the principles for your legislation, you will find them in the Quran. As for every small little detail, can I cut my hair one inch? Yes. Can I come at your hair two inches? Yes. Can I come here three inches. Yes. Like that level of

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Details not going to be in the Quran? Because that would be that would that would take away from the elegance of the Quran, you know, that wouldn't be put on wouldn't be the beautiful column that it is today if it had every detail in it. That's the first thing. The second thing. So how does the gray area exist? of all of the principles are there? If all of the principles are there? How does the gray area still exist? So first thing, sometimes the gray area may exist, because the facts regarding that issue are not clear.

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You guys understand that? So for example,

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what's the ruling on eating a particular product? You know, whatever is a particular type of cheese, or a particular type of meat, or whatever it is, you know, what's the ruling on eating or drinking something? Now, the Quran is telling us what's hot and hot on so as far as the four articles, everything's clear, the doubt it doesn't exist because of the Quran? Why does it not actually exist? Because the information regarding that product isn't clear. We can't come to a conclusion on what are all of the ingredients in that product? You guys understand that. So it's more of how much information we have. Sometimes, that doubt may be circumstantial. We know that that product

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generally is haraam, because what they'll put on is saying, but this person has a very unique and very tough circumstance. And because of this unique and tough circumstance, what does this person do? It becomes doubtful for that person, should I do this? Or should I do that? Should I think this move? Should I take that move? Maybe it's a medical issue, maybe it's a faith crisis issue. There are, there are there are times where things can get a little great.

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And at times the context of your issue of what you're going through, you have to remember this, when it comes to social issues, and transactional issues. Context plays a huge role in legislation. You guys understand that in Islamic law

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of oath, which is what is commonly understood it's commonly practiced plays a big role when it comes to social issues and transactional issues. So even though Quran may have a very clear ruling regarding something at a particular in a particular context, the rulings may be very clear, but because the context now is different from that context, that ruling now may become a little ambiguous, it may become very may become a little difficult. And then you'll have different scholars coming in with different methodologies studying that same ruling, and therefore there will be doubt in that issue. Someone may say one thing about the issue, another person may say another thing about

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the issue. So yes, it is possible for doubt to exist.

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And it is possible for great for a gray area to exist, it's completely possible. This whole idea of creating black and white out of the religion is toxic. You know, some people they create black and white, everything has to be halal or haram. Is that true or false? That statement is false. It's faulty. Okay, I'll give you an example.

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What is the ruling for someone to purchase a

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$3,000?

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suit?

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Haha.

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What was it?

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Para? Sister said Hello, guys.

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Ah, I love that answer. It depends the most intellectual answer that can ever be given. Right? Because that answer teaches us that there is.

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There's situations here. You know, there's a circumstance that we have to take into consideration. Someone that isn't paying, there's a cost and someone who's borrowing money from another person to buy that, no, don't buy it. You're not allowed to do that. Or maybe the money they're using to buy it is how long? Another person the reason why they're buying it is because they have a lot of money. And the reason why they're buying it is because that $5,000 suit is what they need for that maybe it's comfortable for them. It's kind of like, is it permissible to fly in business class, business class tickets can go all the way to $9,000? You know, $9,000 for for nine hours. Is that

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permissible? Or not? Someone may say, absolutely not. That's wasted the money. Another person may say yes, well, the alcohol, let's say depends on the reason why you're buying it. If you're if you're completely healthy, and you can sit in coach for $800, but you're going to $9,000 and that's it off, you're wasting your money. But scholars will say that

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if the person's intention behind flying in business classes, that they have some health issue because of which they can't sit in code, then even if it's $90,000 if that's what that person needs to pay to get them to point A to point B then it becomes permissible circumstances a big thing a person comes to the Prophet sallallahu it was sent him in he says on messenger of Allah. Am I allowed to kiss my wife while I'm fasting? The Prophet says Yes, a little while later another person who comes in says on messenger of Allah Am I allowed to kiss my wife on fasting the Prophet says no one so happy sitting there scratching his head.

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I thought ask him a comment at all. I thought you know, you know you know that you have all these online q&a websites. What are some other ones? Islam q&a? It hasn't that's like [???]ty Ah, you know, that's supposed to have everything my thought about Nikita women shape, like everything's supposed to be there. How can we be something that's not on a q&a website.

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So that's hardly scratching his head thinking, how's that possible? So the Prophet said a long time he asked the property so the Messenger of Allah, you said yes to one person. He said no to one person, the question was identical. What is the approximate allottee? So I'm saying

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he says the first person who I said yes to the first person who I said, Actually regretted the no person. He said, the person that said no to was young, he was newly married, I was worried that if he would kiss his wife, maybe they would continue on and they might engage in something haram that would break their fast as for the person who I said yes to, he's an old man. And if he wants to kiss his wife, that desire only comes once in a decade. So Bismillah go ahead and enjoy yourself, fasting or not, we know nothing else is gonna happen. Right? So the Prophet said a long while he was saying he's balancing the person, he's looking at the individual. And this is where your empathy comes in,

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and circumstantial evidence in certain and what people are going through.

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Try not to put everyone in categories. When person when a person comes to you with a situation, you really have to understand them, who they are, what they're going through, before you give an answer. And every time in my life, I've made the mistake of not looking further into the details of the question. I have regretted it. I'll tell you guys that every time I give a black and white folks, why are black and white answer. I regretted it later on. Because I learned that there was so much more to that situation that I wasn't paying attention to. So the gray area does exist. Let's not act like it doesn't. The Hadeeth right here is saying very clearly that there are these adoptable issues

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that exist in the middle, high. Now how do we Okay, so we know that the helot is clear. That's great. We know haraam is clear. That's also cool. Now the question is, what do we do with these doubtful things? Do I do it? Or do I stay away from it?

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So it depends on what kind of doubtful issue you're dealing with. So the scholars they say, doubtful issues can be put into three categories. What are the three categories?

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That thing was originally haraam, but there is doubt that it might be hot.

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You guys understand that? That thing was originally hot. Um, it was known to be hot on. But now there's doubt that it might be

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hella. And it's not clear to you that it's hard but it might be harder. So in this case, the scholars say it's better for you to

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avoid an example of that. You saw someone

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pouring wine or alcohol into a bottle into a cup, sir. Now what in your mind? What do you know there?

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If alcohol now someone comes and tells you that the alcohol in that bottle from this particular company, they don't completely fermented

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meaning it's fermented there's a tiny bit and a little fermentation, which is what you call Nabhi. is permissible in the deen. But not not, we're not we're not to the point where it's intoxicating, but fermenting to the point where just the flavors begin to transfuse from one fruit or, or one fruit to the to the drink itself. So you the bottle, you know is hot on. Everyone's no one that can be heard on but someone's saying this particular batch wasn't properly fermented, meaning it's hot. So now there's doubt. Is this thing Hot or Not? Everyone's always known it to be hot on but there's doubt that this thing may be hot. In this situation, this sort of a doubtful thing, definitely leave

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it or walk away. definitely leave it and walk away. Until you have clear proof that this is halal. You don't want to go there. You don't want clarify, you want clarification first. The second type of thing is something that's hot,

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absolutely hot. But now someone has created doubt that it's become

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hot and it's no longer permissible. So what you do,

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it's permissible for you to hold original state that you were on that it's harder. And there's a principle behind these first two. It's called Alia, teen Leia Zulu mission, that once you're certain of something doubt cannot change the ruling of the certainty. So you were searching that was wrong. Someone's sharing adoption issue with you there themselves. I'm not convinced that person was telling you this. They're not convinced they're saying maybe I heard someone said so that someone said maybe I heard doesn't change the ruling that you weren't aware of. And that's hard on this issue here. You know it to be someone's maybe possibly you should I should he should doesn't change

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the ruling of this thing being held on if it was held on, it remains hot until proven hot off. Now then comes the third category. The third category are those things which are just doubtful period. There's just no clarity. There's always been doubt in this issue. You know, something that you're always just stuck on. Whether I should do it or not. You know that, you know, this is one of those things that you've never received clarity on, there's never been an inclination towards hot or hot on. This is where the scholars say, the Hadeeth Phil Bob, the Hadeeth here being discussed fits perfectly that it's best for you to walk away from that too. Because never put yourself in a

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position that you ask yourself later on. Would it have been better for me to leave that

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Leaving, it's okay, your life's not gonna end. You can move on, you know, you can, there's so many more things that you can have if you're if you go to a restaurant, and there's something that they have on their menu that you're not full of leaving, there's so many other things that they have, you know, there's so much more than less amount of that has created for us to eat, where there's so many more things that are available to us. So if something's doubtful, and there's no solid inclination Either way, it's better for you to walk away.

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And then there are many examples of this from the pious scholars of the past, who talked about the importance of walking away from doubtful things. One of the scholar one of the How about the profit or loss in the long run, he says, that the complete piety of a person is that they do not have a shred of doubt in anything they do.

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You guys understand that? Anything they do, they don't have a shred of data. They do it because they're certain of it, which means doubtful things. You leave it all together. This is this is a this is this is something that's better for you. Then you have the famous statement of hustle and bustle, you know, loud data. He says that the pious people of our time only gain their piety, because they left many doubtful things, so that they can stay away from home altogether. He goes as far as saying Hata thought aku cathedra mineral halali mahavihara. Many of them left many halaal things as well, so that they can completely clear away from them. So think of haraam Dafoe and Helen

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so we're talking this Have you been telling us to avoid the doubtful area right? So that we we stay away from haraam? This has some adversity is saying the pious people that I know not only did they keep clear from harm, I'm doubtful. They also kept clear from sort of hard on things too. And that's what fasting teaches us. Eating and drinking is hella intimacy with your spouse's heart. But fasting is teaching us you want to get taqwa steer clear of these things to the more you can steer clear away from even Halla things, the more you can focus on other things, you know, otherwise you get consumed. People get consumed by their cars, by the by the luxury by their homes, by their dress, by

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you know by by things like this. It's better for you to disappear late, if that's what's going to help you increase in your piety.

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It's no one it's said regarding abubaker syndical. It's the famous narration of electricity, Guardiola one, one day, he had a servant and his servant would bring him a bowl of milk every evening. And I'm looking to think of the long one every day before drinking the bowl of milk. What asked him where did you get this milk from? One day, that servant brought the milk of electricity by the alarm line drink it, but he didn't ask him Where did you get the milk from? So the servant said to him, have a look at everything. You asked me where I got my milk from before I give it to you and before you drink it today. You didn't ask? Several Bucher said, Yeah, where did you get the note

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from? He said, Well, I was going to get milk with the money that you gave me. However, on the way there I bumped into a guy who I did a favor to many years ago and he owed me money. So he gave me money and I used that money to buy the milk. So for workers to take it alone, one said,

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what was the favorite you did to him? He said well before it's time I was a fortune teller.

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So he owed me for a few sessions of book was gloss. So I use that money and I bought and I purchased the milk abubaker speaker the alarm on took his finger and he inserted it into his mouth and he vomited all of the milk on.

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One narration tells us that he vomited. He kept putting his finger in his throat until blood came out. There's a narration that actually says this, that he kept pushing himself and kept pushing himself. And then his servants said to him what happened? And he said to him, I don't want to stand up and have a long day of judgment with something doubtful in my body. What's something hot on my body? I don't want to stand like that in front of a Londinium judgment. I want to sat in front of a law with a very pure body and we'll talk about this in the next days. inshallah he's regarding the importance of eating halal and what what are the spiritual benefits of that we have a hadith coming

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on that. Someone asked Ibrahim Adam, he came to my karma, karma and he wouldn't drink Zamzam.

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Someone said to him, why don't you drink them? And I shut up mingma isms and he said locali, then we'll share it. He said if there was a halaal bucket to drink from our drinking. And his issue was a charlatan, what he was what his what he was pointing towards is the the bucket people are using to extract water from the well of Zamzam is paid for is paid from the money of the rulers. And those rules are oppressing people for their money.

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You guys understand that? The oppressing rulers have put their money into the into the buckets and he said, You know what, I just don't want you know, drinking zum zum for me isn't. This is a very tough call for him. By the way. Personally, I don't know what I would do, but I'm just sharing with him sentiment. But I'm just saying that, personally,

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that this is a doubtful issue and I can't engage because this is the wealth of an oppressor and I prefer to stay away.

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Now,

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the next issue that I want to go into

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Is it the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam regarding doubtful things says lie Allah Mohan kathira meanness that when it comes to doubtful things, many people don't know that

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Answer. So if the people many people don't know the answer, it's because Medallia, Rahim Allah, Allah says, Many people don't know the answer, because many people aren't scholars, usually the number of people who have a detailed eye and who know more and who study the deen thoroughly. These are fewer in number, he says, because locally no mean home

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or home with Mr. He doin our roster who an affiliate. These are the jurist, and these are the people who dive into the water into the oceans of knowledge. And because these are few, that's why their knowledge is is something that doesn't exist everywhere. And that's what the Prophet is saying, and what is the Prophet telling us here? When it comes to doubtful things? Not everyone has the knowledge. So you go to people have knowledge, whenever the issue of doubt, you're not sure, rather than doing it, ask someone first. You guys understand that. But there was one person.

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He said to me shift my wife and I got into an argument and I said, allowed to talk to her 100 times. I said to him, why would you do that? Why would you see the love to hear 100 times? He said, I thought that was the only way I could end the marriage. I said, No, there's actually a lot of other ways, there are so many other ways that you could have ended your marriage, same follow up 100 times is, is not even something prescribed by the Shetty it's actually a mockery of the deen that you're doing something like this. So if you're doubtful regarding something rather than just jumping into it, how are you going to ask someone that, you know what, what's the ruling regarding this? I'm

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supposed to be traveling and I'm not sure what the ruling is for this. You know, I'm supposed to be going to XY and Z event. What's the reason for this? I'm telling you guys, the most status part is when someone goes to college for four years, and at the end of it asked the mom is my career even haha. And you're like

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news alert, no, your your career, what you're going into isn't hard on, you understand, you have to either rethink what you're going to do, or we have to find a halaal way for you to practice with the knowledge that you have. Okay? So and sometimes the career itself could be hard, but you know that what you're going to be spending a lot of your time doing is wrong. So you have to ask yourself, is that really something you want to do? You know, I had a friend who came to me and he said that I want to become a cosmetic surgeon, what are your thoughts? I said, Well, cosmetic surgeons are definitely needed in the hospital. So

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right. When you start opening up your private practices, you do little emergency surgery, and less correction. And you focus more on what Botox, that's what your that's what your business becomes. And this whole injecting yourself with hormones or cutting a part of your body or injecting your, your body with saline so that you can increase in decrease in places. This sort of thing is permissible in the deen. This is directly what the Quran says, follow your urine, Hulk Allah, that shavon will instruct instruct them to change the creation of Allah, you guys understand? So you have to know yourself, what is it that I want to do? What is it that I don't want to do, and you have to

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learn to create standards for yourself that this is what I can do. I may earn less, but I'll do or this is what I can do. And even though I've learned more, I'm not going to do so learn to ask questions. What am I what I'm doing? Is that even a correct thing for me to do? The business that I have? Is that even correct? The way I'm earning my money? Is that even correct? You know, when you ask people before you do it, it helps out a lot at the end of the hunt is now closing off the process that allowed them says, indeed in the body, there is a lump multiple other is a meat. If that is sound, everything is sound, and if it's corrupted, everything is corrupted. The Prophet

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sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is teaching us here, that when you avoid harm, and you engage in halaal, externally, internally that will have an impact on your heart to

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you guys understand that, if you avoid harm,

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understand what Allah is, avoid the doubtful things, this will have a powerful spiritual impact on you. I remember asking my teacher, I said to my teacher, when I was young, she has I have a tough time memorizing the Quran. Give me some advice on how I can strengthen my memory. You know what he said to me, he said to me stay away from anything that's doubtful, and your memory will improve. And I'll also have them without as my witness, I lived a very boring life for the next year, because I was I stopped eating anything that could even have a shred of doubt in it, you know, my life became very boring. But at the end of it, I'll tell you one thing. I mean, when I say very boring, because

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I started looking into micro ingredients, like going right into it, you know. And even though my diet became very boring, and I was eating things that I didn't really enjoy so much. But at the end of it spiritually, I was at a place where I really wish I can go back to I was at amazing place. Lately, my health hasn't been the best some of you who know.

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And I've been trying different diets to help me recover along with the medication that I'm taking. And some of the reasons diets that I've adopted have literally spiritually lifted me. The past two or three weeks have been amazing. You know, it's eating clean, eating organic, eating in the right portions, eating at the right times, not eating junk and garbage. And it's just made me feel so much

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better I feel a spiritual difference. You know, sometimes that laziness that comes between you and your a Baba, I feel that veil being lifted away from.

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So this is what the Hadeeth here is teaching us that when you, when you secure yourself externally, internally, there's also a huge impact on you. And when you're internally strong, it's going to have an external impact as well. So there's like this collaboration between the two, when your heart is sound, the rest of your limbs will also be energetic, and they will have the desire to come towards what is right. There's the beautiful law that i would i would like to encourage you all to read a lot. I didn't know how kahakai was looking at diva. Oh, Allah, allow us to see the truth as a truth and allow us to follow it. Well, I didn't know about it about it. I was not finished in Allah and

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Allah allow me to see falsehood as false. Don't let my mind delude me into misunderstanding and swapping the two around. And what is false yellow, allow me to stay away from it.

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Now what are some, by the way, the last part of it teaches us the importance of focusing on the heart. But we have another 100 coming ahead while we talk more about the heart, and how to purify the heart How to focus on the heart. We'll talk about that there. So what are some high level things that we can derive some big points that we can derive from this Hadeeth right here.

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The first thing we learn when a person

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gets too involved with doubtful things, very soon, you're going to find yourself standing dead on in the middle of how

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you can't be someone who always gives in to doubtful things. Create your own standards, what are your standards? What is something that's know for you? What does that fall in your life? And every person sitting here right now needs to think what are things that I do? You know, let your mind wander? and let it think what are things that I do that are doubtful? What are things that I listened to what I think who are people that are interact with? What are things that I eat? What kind of money do I earn? Where does that fall fall into my life? Am I praying my salah and adopt full time? Was my woowoo doubtful, but don't get consumed by doubt and then get caught with OCD.

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Okay, keep yourself strong, but know where doubt is? Learn to try to try to avoid that in itself.

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The second thing we learn from this, how do you this how eloquent the teaching of the prophecy is, because he teaches a very clear message, and then supports this very clear, important message with an analogy. He said that analogy of the pasture that land and how you never want to go too close to where you want to keep your distance. That's a very beautiful, clear analogy. It takes a very sophisticated discussion of halal and haram and just breaks it down into simple words. And that's one of the miracles The Prophet said along it was sort of how he was able to speak to every person in front of him.

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The other thing that we learned is that the corruption of the outer has an impact on the corruption of the inner and the corruption of the inner has an impact on the corruption of the outer as well. The scholars just see when a person's outer appearance

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is far from the dean, and is clearly violating a lung that associate allottee of a sudden, it's very possible that that that outer distance from Allah may also give you an idea of the inner distance of that person's heart from the law as well. And vice versa as well. If a person even though they might be wearing a job and jilbab and gloves and socks and and a mask, and then I and then you know, like or a guy wearing a foam and cotton socks and leather socks and swag behind the ear and a mama and shawl and walking stick the whole shebang right. But when you speak to this person, when they're talking, you can see that they don't have any, they don't have any fear of a law backbiting,

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swearing, slandering, you know, speaking of allowing them to sue like it's some sort of a, you know, Family Guy TV show like mockery of religion, blasphemy straight out. If that's what you see, then you the inner gives it gives us It gives us an image of the outer. And not that we need to sit here and judge who is what and who is what we shouldn't do that every person. When I say judge, I'm not talking about judging other people. I'm talking about judging yourself standing in front of the mirror and look at your outer and say maybe this isn't impacted my inner standing in front of the mirror and say my inner is like this, this must also be how my otter is to not for other people

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learn to focus on judging yourself. Another very important principle we derived from this hadith is the ruling of Saudi Arabia, which means that if something will definitely lead to the door of harm, then you stay away from it. Like even though something may not be hot, um, but because it's a gateway to Haram. Then what does scholars say about that?

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avoid it altogether. So an example of that is

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we know that sexual relationships or sexual intercourse with someone from the opposite gender view are not married to that we know.

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Being alone with another person isn't an intimate relationship. But the reason why being alone with someone from the opposite gender is permit prohibited is because it's a gate to the next set. You guys understand that someone can say that I won't do it.

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It's possible you may not do it, but because it's a gate that she thought is standing there on. That's why gates that lead to Siddons scholars then close those doors down to make sure you stay away from the sin altogether. Now

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I got to remember the subject that I Mohammed is a technical discussion, putting gateways closing down those gateway doors that can lead to a sin. So don't just stand out there and say, Oh, this can lead to us in that sweet spot. I'm going to start doing that because you can overdo it very easily. And again, come back to that suffocated observation that we were talking about at the at the beginning of the class.

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And the last part of the Hadith again, highlights the importance of monitoring your heart and building that bond with Allah soprano Madonna. So this honey again very beautiful idea teaches us what to do, teaches us what not to do, teaches us and reminds us of doubtful things and ultimately gives us the guidance of life which is monitor your heart, build your heart, and this will make your navigating through your hot hot arm a lot easier. I pray that Allah subhana wa tada gives us the tools to learn the deen Allah subhanaw taala allows us to turn back to the people of knowledge at times of confusion. Allah subhanaw taala gives us the strength to push away from a loss of power

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that allows us to sacrifice a lot of what is halal so that we can reach high levels of piety or pray that Allah subhanahu wa tada keeps us in the company of the righteous and pious purifies our hearts and resurrects us with a pure heart on the day of judgment was so long when I say that I'm humbled that I'm on equal footing with the light