08 – The Fiqh of Dhikr – Mowbray
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Bismillah Al Rahman Rahim Al hamdu lillahi rabbil aalameen or salat wa salam or I should feel mursaleen say Edie now whenever you know Mowlana Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam wider Ernie he or Safi Juma in be sure Holly surgery wire silly Emily workflow CODATA mainly sunny UFO Kohli Subhanallah Milena Lambton in the candle Ali moolah, Hakeem Allah whom I live in my unfound was it now in Amin erotica or hombre, Amin Assalamu alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh
praise and thanks to do solito Allah subhanahu wa Tada idolatries peace blessings and salutations. upon our Master and exemplar be Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa sallam, we continue with the pome Mataro to localu by emammal mo lood. We are currently on page number 22 of this translation the commentary is by Sheikh Hamza Yusuf and the lines of poetry number 32 to 33.
This deals with the topic of hatred,
Buddha in Arabic, both
another disease is hatred for other than the sake of God, the Exalted its cure is to pray for the one despised this is with the understanding that you have not done the wrong if you are repulsed by the hatred you harbor and do not act in accordance with it to harm the person. Now, this is very relevant to pre Ramadan. And I think if you can recall the lessons and the messages pertaining to the 15th Night of Shaban
that related almost exclusively to the dispelling of hatred from our hearts of rancor and hatred for others, and it acts as somewhat of a preparation for the month of Ramadan, a divinely facilitated preparation. So it is as though Allah subhanaw taala doesn't want us to enter into the month of Ramadan with a DD in our hearts as we first need to get rid of the hatred before we get to the month of Ramadan. Why
isn't it possible that Ramadan, and it's forgiveness that Allah Allah bestows upon us in Ramadan, and the gifts and the mercy that Ramadan comes with? Isn't that sufficient to dispel any form of hatred.
The idea is that hatred is, is such a quality that if we have it in our hearts in, it's the type of darkness that light cannot penetrate. So in order for the heart to be able to accept light, it first needs to lighten its load by getting rid of the hatred by getting rid of the hatred. And here we have to sort of qualify that statement, not just any hatred,
unlawful hatred. So that means we get low for hatred as well. Low for hatred
is when we hate for the sake of Allah. How does one hate for the sake of Allah? Now, some of us may still recall this and perhaps it's something that's sort of dying. But we have especially in our culture here locally, if you grew up as a Muslim, you would have grown up with a hatred for Hummer right? It have grown up with a hatred for the idea of consuming Kinsey in any of its forms. It's just built in that we don't even think about it it's it's a matter of Italy child was was brought up as a Muslim who's Muslim home something about Kinsey the child is likely to say you will see something of the suit. It's just because that hatred was installed into them by the parents. As I
said, it's something that's dying down and it's not because people Muslims are kind of warming the children up to Hammad and Kinsey but it's because of desensitization right? For example
is a very good practical and real example. Growing up as a child we wanted nothing to do with Kinsey nothing at all. Today.
Our kids today grew up with people pig right?
I'm not saying there's anything wrong with people pig for the child. But it's it's it contributes to she's laughing cuz she knows Peppa Pig right?
It contributes to to the desensitization. So basically, a pig is not this guy.
It's Peppa Pig she's my friend which is okay that's innocent because all those creation pigs are not we don't need to detest pig actually you need to detest consuming pig at the taste loving with pig things like that a thing cannot be haram and action is haram. Right? And offering Muslim is misconstrued misconstrue this when they think we are supposed to hate Kinsey or we are supposed to hate, like dogs, for example. That's not entirely true. Yes there are Nigel said I know now Jessa depending on the method that you follow, they are walking nudges. But you don't have to hate the animal, you still have to be kind to the animal you cannot mistreat or abuse that animal.
The the issue is you still need to hate the idea of eating that animal that needs to be detested. It's something that you can't stomach, literally and figuratively. You can't stomach it because you can't eat it and you can't stomach the idea of eating it. That so hatred like that is both filler hatred for the sake of God. Another example
you see a man abusing his wife, you driving and you see a man abusing his wife now looks like they drunk.
It doesn't matter that they're drunk. You should still hate the crime being perpetrated to the extent that it's actually your responsibility to do something about it. Right. Monroe Amin comun current value the Euro Brd for in lamea, stata Felisa, and if LM yesterday, Fabio call Viva Delica, our full Eman, we can't have a bystander effect as Muslims in the bystander effect is we just okay. It's none of my business. I'm just watching from a distance No, as a Muslim, if I see something wrong, I need to do something about it, if I can do something about it, if I can't, because it's a risk to my life, which is a real possibility, or because there's going to be some other
repercussions, etc. Real ones, then I perhaps don't need to do something about it. But I can say something about it, that maybe I can shout from a distance. So I can route my call, I can call the authority, but I can't just do nothing. If I can't even do that, you know, say for example, I'm, I'm a passenger in another person's vehicle. I don't have the authority to let that person stop the vehicle or to ask that person to boot or to you know, whatever. And I don't have a phone on me for example. Right? Then still I have responsibility and that is to feel bad about it in my heart that needs to need to pay me to see that that crime being perpetrated because it's Allah's laws being
usurped, Allah's laws being contravened and somebody's rights being usurped, right. So that level they feeling bad about it, the prophets Allah Allah, Allah was an MCs Delica, of the awful Eman that is the the weakest form of faith, the weakest form of faith, meaning anything less than that puts a question mark on one's faith. So keep that in mind. In light of the concept of desensitization,
once upon a time, somebody is drunk, you don't want to be on the same side of the road as the person. But as years go by, and we see ads and we start becoming familiar with the different types of drinks they are and we attend office parties, we know other people are drinking not as you know, we sit by the same table or we attend, not attend we we dine at restaurants we this open serving of alcohol, etc. This all contributes to that, that point that desensitization becomes more and more of a norm. So hatred has its place. Hatred has its place but it needs to be hated for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala what would be unlawful hatred. So let's read a bit from the shop. The next disease at
GDC is in itself hated it is not necessarily negative. It is commendable to hate corruption, evil disbelief, murder, lewdness, and anything else that God has exposed as despicable. Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam never disliked things because of the essences. the thing itself, like I said with the Kinsey or the the CALB the dog don't hate the pig. Because it's a big it's a creation of Allah. Right donate the dog because the integration of Allah
but because of what they manifested, so in other words, hate the act of eating Kinsey or something similar, some that which is haram. Similarly, don't hate the person who committed Zina, right. I'm sure at some point in our lives, we must have felt we
Somebody is exposed, somebody sins are exposed, right? Let's say a family member comes and she happens to be harming and it's she's not. She's not. She's not married.
And we perhaps at that stage in our lives,
haven't committed that many sins yet that other people know of. Right. So then the normal and educated and Islamic response to that is us stuff Rola. Whoa, La Quwata, Illa, Billah, FatCat. unmet.
Ah, it's about her Aston Villa in the La Hawla. Wala Quwata, Illa, Billah, maybe the correct response. But the direction of that feeling is in the wrong direction. Don't hate the person, that person is as human as you are. Don't hate the perpetrator hate the crime that was perpetrated. And yes, there's a relation between that crime and this person who perpetrated the crime, okay. And this doesn't mean you should just go around, you know, overlooking everything. But don't develop a hatred towards that person. By develop a hatred towards that thing.
Hatred or strong dislike of a person for no legitimate reason. That's a different level again, we just spoke about somebody who perpetrates haram, hate the Haram don't hate the person, but what about somebody who does nothing? You just don't likely face?
You get that? Somebody this like somebody else who I
don't know something about, which is don't like them. That's very problematic. So for no legitimate reason, this is the disease of both Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam ceeties companions? Do you want to see a man of paradise, a man named passed by the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, that is a man of paradise. So the Sahaba decided he wanted to go and find out what this man does. I've mentioned this pisar in the Juma Hooda. So the sahabi spends three nights at this at the Sahaba his home to try and determine what does this man do that makes the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam say, for three days straight. That's a person of Jannah. And so he investigates and
investigates and investigates, he sees nothing out of the ordinary. Not that he saw anything haram. But he just did the ordinary good things that the other Sahaba also did. Say eventually he asks the man
I heard the Prophet SAW, as I'm saying that you did. Or rather you are of the people of Ghana. I've spent three days in your home now. And to be quite frank, I don't see anything special. So what is it that causes you to be of the people of, of Ghana? So the man can think of anything? So hobby can't think of a specific type of a batter that is special or unique to him?
But then he says, Well, these this one thing that I do, you know, that's kind of my own little thing. He says every night before I retire, if I go to bed, I'm just quoted from Yeah, he says, and the man replied, The only thing that I can think of other than what everybody else does, is that I make sure that I never sleep with any rancor, which is the hatred in my heart towards another. That was his secret.
So the cure for hatred, so okay.
That way, is enough
for us to realize that by making sure we don't carry around hatred in our hearts, that is enough to be salvation for us in the laughter. That's the seriousness of hatred. Just don't have a thread, it might take you to Jannah.
It's easier said than done. And often we believe that we don't carry hatred around with us, okay. But just think,
is the no one in your life. We, if you see that person, even if it's after a long period of time, we you just, you want to avoid that person. You see that person, you don't really want to greet that person. So you'd be happy. If you can actually avoid that person seeing you
is that's a problem. You might not describe it as hatred. But it's a problem because that means you don't even want to do so much as assalamualaikum which would take absolutely nothing. So how else would you describe that? Right? The very least call it this like, it's, it's a problem. So we carrying that with us, and we actually forget that it exists. So you may see someone after years of not seeing that person and still, the moment you see that person's face. It triggers something inside of you that makes you feel uneasy about that person's presence. That's probably
okay, my mom is yeah, sorry, mom.
Was I okay? So if you have that, understand that the fact that you haven't seen that person for such an extended period of time is not enough for you to claim that you don't carry that hatred with you.
I understand that. Because if it can trigger off the years of not seeing that person, it means it was they just dormant because the trigger wasn't the nothing about that in light of the fact that Allah says, Only when people eventually enter into Jannah. That's the moment when the will or the ill feelings will be removed from their hearts. That's how long it will stay the not even before the into the cover, not even when they're resurrected from the AMA. And you know, along Qiyamah is right, not even when they cross the beach, not even when they drink from Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam his hand only when they get to the gates of Jannah. They cannot enter with that
feeling they need to be removed. So deal with that hatred, so that you can get a quicker, right? How do you deal with the hatred, as I said, for the 15th Shabaan, we get many tips in this regard. So this aligns with that. Somebody I can't recall who but somebody was visibly surprised when I mentioned this, this particular point, that you should pray for the person, you should make dua for the person that you don't like.
Now, the idea is not
look, the idea is it's a cure for your own hatred.
It's a cure for your own hatred. Now this type of dua, is for that person. Specifically, specifically not, you know, for the OMA at large, may Allah forgive all the Muslim men and the Muslim women and so on and so nanananana you mentioned that person's name to Allah. And you big Allah sincerely for goodness for that person. Remember, your dislike of that person is not harming that person. It's harming you.
And by turning to Allah and making dua for that person, without that person's knowledge of it, Allah azza wa jal
will in insha, Allah, they remove the hatred from your heart that's causing harm to you. So yes, that person will benefit from your DUA and you might not like the idea of that. But understand if you go and do it for that reason, they just do it for the seemingly selfish reason that you need to get your own heart in order. So specifically mentioned, and the same thing applies when you are jealous of other people, that you find yourself secretly jealous of a person it's at this person's got, I don't know money, this person got a lot of money, right? And you secretly jealous of this person's money because you sucker and you struggle and you toil Oh, life and you just can't seem to
develop as much as this person is developing. You don't say it. You don't treat the person any differently. You don't
divorce yourself from the person or you know, avoid them, etc. But secretly you harbor this jealousy, what should you do?
actively make dua for that person? Oh Allah, increase them, Oh Allah, grant him more. Allah, grant him happiness, enjoy and protect the wealth, really go into detail with it. And you will find that Allah azza wa jal will cause all those ill feelings to dissipate from your heart. And shed Thorn will be weakened in front of you. Because remember, shaytaan he targets your weaknesses. And that's how he drives you away from Allah shaitaan doesn't come with generic temptations, like one size fits all fitna. No, no, no shaytaan targets you with a type of temptation that you are prone to that you are attracted to that you are weak to.
And he does that so well. You can't outsmart shaytaan right? I hope we all realize this, and we don't talk about it enough. Also, we live life as though there is no invisible enemy in trying to cause harm. We have an enemy. Fattah fugu I do what Allah says like delivered in the Quran, take him as your enemy. I think that's probably why we keep taking each other as enemies. Because we don't, we don't have a common enemy. When you have a common enemy, you tend to be quite united. But when you don't have a common enemy, you start taking one another's enemies. And I suppose that's because Allah made us inclined towards having an enemy. We is this in the Quran.
We when Adam was seen to Earth and say say that in a how LSA to something to Earth, and shaytani believes was also seen to Earth. Allah specifically said bye
Do Kumi baldy and I do, some of you will be the enemies of others.
But Luca, Allah leaves it open ended, some of you will be the enemies of others. The Tafseer explains that the gene or the evil gene specifically will be the enemies of humans. But Allah didn't say that. The Tafseer says that Allah said, some of you will be the enemies of others. So if you don't take the right enemy, you'll end up with the wrong enemy.
Because some of you will be enemies of others who end up taking one another's enemies. So target your hatred by making dua for that person.
Although the disease of hatred is one of the most devastating forces in the world, but the force that is infinitely more powerful is love. Love is an attribute of of Allah of God hate is not a name of God mentioned in the Quran is Allah dude, the loving one, hate is the absence of love, and only through love can hatred be removed from the heart. In a profound and beautiful Hadith. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, None of us achieved faith until he loves for his brother, what he loves for himself. The 13th century scholar, also the somewhat of a spokesman for the Shafi school of thought, Imam nawawi Rahim Allah aloo writes the main books of of Shafi upon which Fattah is
still possible this day, right very special scholar to us as followers of the Shafi school of thought in his commentary of Sahih Muslim, he mentioned some commentary on this particular Hadith and he says, When the prophets of Allah while he was still MCs brother, we should interpret this as Universal Brotherhood, which includes Muslims and non Muslims, for one should desire for his brother non Muslim, that he entered into the state of submission with his Rob. In other words, that he embraced Islam and for his brother Muslim, he should love him for the continuation of guidance and as he remain in submission. Because of this, it is considered a highly recommended and divinely
rewarding to pray for a non Muslims guidance.
The word love here refers to a desire for good and benefit to come to others. This love is celestial, or spiritual love and not earthly level human love for human nature causes people to desire harm to befall the enemies and to discriminate against those who are unlike them in creed, color or character. But men must oppose the nature and play for the brothers and desire for others what they desire for themselves. Moreover, whenever a man does not desire good for his brother, it is from envy and envy is a rejection of God's apportionment in the world. Thus, one is opposing how God meted out sustenance in Concord with his wisdom. Therefore, one must oppose his own egos desires
and seek treatment for this disease, with the healing force of acceptance of the Divine decree and pray on behalf of one's enemies in a way that suppresses the ego enough's.
This type of work, like Sufi literature, not talking about literature that goes into like, the magical stories and Buddha's talking about theory of the soul. Right to recall. Look, technically the word is Iman knifes knowledge of the knifes, right? But Elmo naps today is the translation for psychology. Okay, so that's what I'm talking about. By the read these works, it will blow you away if you if you are an intelligent human being, especially for people that are not
intellectually interested in stuff. This is not going to fascinate them as much they also benefit. But for people who think a lot and think deeply about things, this is absolutely fascinating. Now remember, this level of text is a primer, it's your most, it's the most basic, spiritual type of advice that you can that you can really come across. It's intended to be as such.
One day and I pray that Allah grant you the ability to read it in Arabic, you should you should really attempt Yanomami Deen by Imam Al Ghazali, which is like the encyclopedic work of Islamic spirituality. Okay.
It's another level. I don't know how to get into it. But it's another level you will be blown away. And it said, it's really even now and I thinking about it. It's really sad how we can pick up, you know, the latest New York Times bestseller, and be amazed we'll change our lives because of the information that's there, which is fine. There's nothing wrong with that. But we are completely deprived of the treasure of our own heritage and our own legacy. Right. And sometimes it's something as simple as our distance from the Arabic language. And unfortunately, there's no escaping that. Right? Islam is not just trying to edit besides everyone that
Universal will just be added and have added culture. But Arabic as a language is
is a divine instruction basically, the Quran remains the in the language of the prophets RSM is the in and the legacy of Islam is the so one day, sha Allah make the NIA now tonight oh Allah grant me to have enough knowledge of Islam. That one day I may pick up Imam Ghazali say hello Medina someone is going to be watching this stuff.
Let's see the money
he's making to other people must reach the level where they can read it. Yeah, who knew me Dean What about understanding the Quran? That person doesn't know what I'm talking about. Because if you can read the allomi deen and obviously you've reached the level you can understand the Quran and the Sunnah so that's kind of intrinsic in that though I'm specifically making dua for that so that you can go right to that point like beyond understand Quran understand Hadith understand, but really access the legacy of our of our tradition inshallah.
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we had this program I'm not going to speak about it where it's like this family program we we looked at the prodigal had dad and how my grandfather preserved or assisted to preserve it specifically in the cocoa community when they we move the so I found out that there's actually a sort of a Senate
between between myself and the article had that but officially at reaches to my ancestor, Imam avea Siddiq, one of the Imams of the Weinberg USofA Masjid.
But I'm not sure if he passed on the official isnaad to anyone after him. He thought the article had dead to
have your husband at the Rock man. And he thought the article had died to my grandfather. But I don't know if there was an actual transmission of the snad
except for the teaching of it, but it's still fascinating nonetheless. I've met we need the screen to be an HDMI IN Polycom. Bismillah so we are now at
this point of the law tip
Yeah, Rob banner. What are for one whole levy can mean Yeah, Rob banner.
Yeah, Rob banner was a fun one. Hola, de cana Mina. Another form of
making Toba to Allah, but it comes in the form of a dua again, yeah. Rabina yet whenever you see your rabbits da okay. So yeah, Rob banner. Oh, our rob our load
word for Anna Aloma in NACA, our full boon to Hapeville Alpha foreigner, same word. Awful. Awful, is a very powerful form of forgiveness. It is pardoning what's the difference between forgiveness and pardoning? Forgiveness is I hear you, I saw you. I remember what happened. But I forgive you.
Awful pardon is nothing happened. You understand the difference? are fully
nothing. I don't even know what you're talking about. The pages were completely torn out. Mouth Vera is very good show. You did that on that day. But we forgiven you. So we scrapped it after is the record show nothing? Right? So yeah, Rob banner, who are for now? Our load Pardon us? One Halevy. No wipe out can mean That which was from us. Literally it says Ghana that which was Mina from us. But what it means is wipe out the wrongs that we have committed. It's an excellent form of making your eye to Allah. Even not in the article had that at any given moment. Right? If you feel that he has a good example, if you remember your past knee, remember all that stuff that you used to do?
You know, people talk about the good old days, when they talk about the naughty stuff that they used to do. We shouldn't speak about the good old days, even if it makes us smile when we think about it. We should recreate it because that's a condition of Toba but at moments like that, make this dua you have been out for one holiday Can I mean our load Pardon us?
wipe out the stuff that we used to do
next door. Now notice here this one as opposed to everyone every vicar before this. This one is recited seven times the other. I've got what decided three times each.
one eco meeting Isla Dena Nice.
Such a profound Bri. Look at the meaning. oh Possessor of Majesty. Yeah, that a gentle that means possess of JLL just Jalla Jalla Jalla lo majesty, right? Is this of majesty while it Crom what is haram? Haram is a deep word in Arabic, right? Kareem Karam kromm It's often translated as you can see generosity, sometimes nobility, sometimes kindness, but specifically, carom is what you do have kindness and generosity to those who don't deserve it.
US me kindness, okay. People are good, you good to them and you kind to them. carom. You treat those who treat you badly really well. So when we refer to Allah as Kareem in a dua in the Quran, then it is appealing to Allah knowing that we don't deserve his his gifts and his blessings. Right? And Allah refers to himself as such as well. Yeah, they'll Jalali opposites of mages Diwali, kromm and
generosity, omit now Isla Mithuna cause us to die. Allah Deen in Islam upon the religion of Islam
Subhana Allah, for generations, our people year and across the world we recite the rotable had that have been singing this tune, singing it, praying to Allah, and whether they've understood it or not, they made it right. And they said it with a good intention. So undoubtedly, there's an effect. Now, one thing you need to know about our community as a minority as a Muslim minority, the cape Muslim community stands out from I think every other community in the world that also began as we did as a minority. There are many reasons for this people have their own theories as to why this is so okay. Some people will attribute it entirely towards the head. That is, this is the reason other people
attribute it entirely towards the the existence of comets around the cave. People have their own theories. I don't believe that there's any one specific thing. The one thing that we can definitely say is it is because of Allah. But we can learn from the survival of Islamia in the cave. We can learn from it, and other communities can learn from it as well. Don't just try to say okay, no, that's the reason and that's it. Like for example, the Sufis would come and say no, no, it's purely because of the vicar and only the wicked, wicked, wicked, wicked. That's the only thing.
Okay, fine. Yes, but the initial reason why those people came here who came here and search for it was political exhaust. And they, they rose up in Jihad and as generally Sufis are like, you know, NT jihad, generally, things are not saying originally.
So you have to give, we have to give credit where it's due, they rose up to the to the oppressors of their own countries, and then they were exiled here. So somebody else could stand up and say, No, it's purely because of jihad, only Jaya. That's why they got here. That's why they came here.
That's also not great.
They will also
many of our of our initial ancestors who arrived here, like one guru, like Shaykh, Yusuf Mikasa, and others. They were learned scholars of Diem. And the moment they set foot they started learning and teaching deem they sought to preserve knowledge come what may I just think back to John guru sitting in his prison cell on Robben Island, and writing five copies of the Quran from memory. Just think about that you arrived here. Your whole life is dedicated to Islam and all of a sudden you don't even have a copy of the look at that shelf over the I am willing to bet that some of those muscles haven't been open to anything since last Ramadan on that shelf. We didn't think about that you got
Crohn's in the house. Good and the way you get it for free when you combine it with anything, give it a second thought. Imagine arriving here and there's not a single Masjid. Not a single copy of the Quran. Not a single madrasa. Not a single Muslim.
You could just say oh, well,
Love your days out in Robben Island City in the code and make vicar nanananana
So the priority was preservation of knowledge. And that is why when he passed away, Rahim Allah Allah, one guru had a class of 300 odd students sitting at his feet, many of whom were was slaves.
Anyway, I'm going to go down that that thing now is going to take me down as the path because I'm currently looking into my own family's history. You know, and it's very fascinating. But we can learn a lot from the history of the Muslim community, if you are objective enough to see all the facts and not just, you know, the stuff that you want to see. And people often do that can be seen as the
is the Joe
look at all the facts and all the information and see that it's not just one thing, but there's a beautiful miracle of Allah subhanaw taala that we have the level of Islam preserved as we do here today. It's profound, but
I have no doubt that dryers and applications such as this add a huge role to play. Think about it. Yeah, they'll Jalali Wally Chrome, a meeting Isla de Islam, do you know how many Muslims settled in other places in the world, and they remain Muslim, the very first generation after them, not even the grandkids, they own kids died as non Muslims. Can imagine that.
Here we now many generations down the line.
I don't even know why Luke is angrier than my father, my father's father, as my grandfather, then I know. He's father, who was the brother of Imam obviously, Deacon, then it's his fault. And in his father, that is the first of my lineage that I know of who came here. I don't know his name. He tried to figure it out, if anybody knows. But that's that's it. Those are the first Muslims to come here. They arrive more or less at the same time. As Chicago Bucher Efendi came from the same place arrived at the same time. You can go earlier than that, and you get to two on gurus time, right?
Call the Abdullah bin Abdus Salam, then you go earlier than that, you get to show us casseras time there is nothing before that. As far as the cape is concerned. We not here that long, but it's at least I would say 10 generations or something like that. I might just be completely wrong here. But that's basically it. And Alhamdulillah generation after generation, and people do their own different things in the level of Islam is different. But Islam is still very much alive.
Alhamdulillah I can say my great, great, great, great grandfather's Muslim and I'm still Muslim today Alhamdulillah
in sha Allah, may Allah grant that it remains that way. And this was a contributing factor. Don't Don't even try to adapt it another Okay, she keep trying. I stole this from shaky Brian Gabriel's who mentioned that at the function the other day. Another thing that I'm gonna mention, which is from Sheikh Yusuf
Sheikh Yusuf Quran, Rahim Allah Tada the father of my teacher, the former Mufti of Capetown as well, he specifically had the strong belief that after all we will make many do as right and most people just mean mean mean all the years it's just been like that. Does that mean that Da Da is not impactful? That it's not effective?
Of course not. Allah still listening they still say it with sincerity just think about some of the things that we recite in the DUA what stands out for the two eyes after all we
had like this whole
idea what how does it thought
as an am keeping throwing me under the bus he's like the below them as if I'm asking you
had GB tickle haram he thought if he in an ad one.
And what else? Think about it think about it. This is like a whole series will be out on fatty Wallmark he got a mean for Binus Safa evil Marotti serene is Allahu Akbar
Ahmed, who is a foreign national, you know, not even from Cape but he knows that the Reedy Look at that. It's recorded it is infectious.
So for years and years and years
we've been going on Hajj since just after the time of Dawn guru.
Hadji Hassan Dean was the first Cape Muslim to go on on Hajj here. I forget the exactly I think 1853 or something of the sort.
And do you have any idea how difficult it was to go and hire
Then, in terms of the travel in terms of the expense in terms of the risk, he didn't come back No, no he did come back. He was the first one to come back. Some lift before him who didn't return the first
and every year as part of our tradition in Ramadan in the nights of Ramadan we begging Allah Allah, Haji Bay tickle haram me. But even Allah let us make Tov around you haram let us make Siberian stuff and moto Alita stand in the plains of Arafa. It's like built into the culture. It's a contributing factor. It's a contributing factor. And year, we have a sterling example of that. So seven times, yeah, they'll generally when economy Mithuna Isla Dini said, Oh, Allah, Allah, by on the religion of Islam.
I never valued this too. Early on in my life, as I do now, because of what I know now and not not in terms of knowledge, just in terms of what I've seen an experience. We, my generation, and the generation after me, they are a past that waiting to happen, this apostasy waiting to happen. It's like this a lot of my generation, and the generation after me, who are basically living as non Muslims, they have the name,
they have the ID code. Beyond that, there is nothing. The moment they paid is passed on from this world. I don't see anything holding them back from just abandoning Islam entirely. And I asked people today I asked, Can you can you give me any form of guarantee or assurance that your children or your grandchildren, your great grandchildren will still be making salah.
And a lot of people are shocked to hear that because there's just this assumption that my children are going to be Muslim and my kids kids are going to be Muslim. Don't assume that that thing in the world we're living in today. That's a crazy assumption to have, especially when we not be this let's be honest, are we really putting in the right amount of preparation and, you know, to make sure that that happens? I don't think we are and this is a big challenge. The third one Iacobucci Okay, let me say he cited properly right yeah, call we you Yeah. Amati in a fee Shia ravanelli me in Jaco we owe powerful Yamato in a strong one. It could be suffice as be enough for us. Shala dolly mean from the
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So I have my journey was like this. I started studying Arabic very much from a traditional family. But then after my first second year of Arabic studies in Quran studies and fixed that is like my yo, he had that feature mercy is no hide that in the Quran. Is that in the Sunnah? There's no had that in fifth this what is this thing? Now? Why am I wasting my time this could this that's the thinking right? As I'm, as I'm learning.
And then I just basically kind of moved away from the culture. Because I don't see the validity of it. I don't see the the textual bases for it. I don't see that. ignoring everything else.
And then eventually, when I when I kind of just naturally got involved again, because of family circles and people passing away in your in these gatherings. He was so many times I found myself moved to tears
without me having any intention of doing so whatsoever. And it was it was this type of vehicle.
Because now I'm thinking this is like for the slaves. We're working. You know, this is the communist. This was the the only Dean that they had. They were not literate. They were not educated. They didn't have access to reading and writing material. This was the dean, this is how they preserved the dean. Okay, you you come here and you judge that now because you got a little bit of education. And then you come to realize, but when they were reciting this, it means so much more to them than it does for us today.
We're not living under apartheid. Leave a party. We're not living under British rule that rule and we're not living as slaves. The first of our forefathers were reciting this. Many of them were slaves. Many of them not all of them, many of them. Imagine them reciting. Yeah, we you Yeah. Mati in a coffee shop raw Wally me Leeming. Oh Allah Oh, powerful one. Oh, invincible one. You are enough for us against the oppression of the wrongdoers making do against the
enemies. Can you imagine the passion that they making the daughter with the fervor? You know, singing the praises, because this is essentially Muslim hymns, right? The way we decided it's him. It's just the Muslim version of him. So they're reciting this with that fervor and Subhan Allah, slavery was abolished. Apartheid is abolished. And we still around
think about it. Was this a contributor? Of course, right? Allah is the as Allah is please. And then the last one.
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nobility honor. So sort of a sort of a this is why they turn their hands when they say this right? Sort of Allah avert from us turn away from us. Sharon Modine, the harm of those who cause harm
and even in the minute that Allah mattina female had a two female FA Talana female toilet to a vertical and a female outside Joaquina Joaquina Shah Rama COVID And at that point, no, no, not at that point, Burkina Shara Makabe
for indicata Codevilla have to allow you to die like in the hula dilemma violate Allah Islam and editable turbina with the added FeliCa Yes, it is that point. So when you asking Allah to avert you from a vert evil from you, or to protect you from evil and to turn evil away from you, it is recommended to to invert the hands instead of this, you invert it and you because you displaying it demonstrating that away from me, right? And this is built into this one nine various ways like the salata st score, the provinces and to cofece Juba, turn it inside out, put it back on to show that he wants to change of the of the condition. He wants the rain to come again. So yeah, us to the
Hala. Oh Allah us to the hat from the midsole. Please, correct. We have phase of the Muslims bring out matters, right? Broncos, right? Putting out a phase in order Asla Hala are moral Muslim in the matters of the Muslims sarafa Allah shahrul movie and turn away the evil of those who harm us. Again, this is emotional supplication. Right? It's very emotional application. Not when you sitting on your high horse with freedom and luxury and credit cards and debit cards and you're sitting in your mansion there and on your balcony. Right? When you're occupied and chilling with your bride. That's not when you feel the emotion of this. But when you down in the trenches fighting for your
life or not knowing whether your father's going to be released from prison or not, though, you know whether the secret police is going to capture you and torture you when you're running from the kasbahs Or when you when you when you realize that you don't own a vote because you're black or you colored or you can't go sit on that bench because your skin is a certain color and you make a supplication like this. Can you imagine? And and in light of the fact that the prophets of Allah Allah wa sallam said that the door of the door of the mother's womb, the one who is oppressed is a Monster Jam. And now people come together and they butcher this panela that's a powerful pray. So
our community was carried with these things, whether you like it or not, whether you knew what was happening or whether you didn't and it's not that our community started this we've inherited this from Africa and three other regions emammal had that wasn't from your enamel her dad was from hadramout in Yemen, but the experiences were the same. And she used her Mikasa who was a student was one of those who brought it here as well.
So let's suffice with that inshallah Tada and we will read it together as we usually do, but I'm not going to read it from the beginning I'm gonna read it from
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