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that, like in Arabic, they say certain expressions, you can, it's like, can go two ways it can be appraised or it can be a, a this place now, Allah bless you.
the verses that was so beautifully and eloquently recited
brings to mind the importance of
we currently in the month of Ramadan and Ramadan, the significance in terms of the timeframe. But there's a number of spatial frames that are very significant, from an Islamic perspective.
The most significant and this difference of opinion among scholars in this regard, but the most significant would be Makkah and following maccoby Medina, both are considered to be sacred spaces.
And is a third place which the verses refer to Allah the Barak mahalo Allah subhanaw taala talks about
a space that is a Blissett space.
Allah has blessed the place and its surrounds.
I speak any correction but I remember that in one of the sermons that were given in Palestine, I was there for two Fridays, on one Friday, one of the scholars spoke about a lady Barak now how Allah bless the surrounds. So sort of the inference would be that if Allah bless the surrounds, then you know the core, which would be like AXA, in and of itself, if the surrounds of bless it and then you know, the call would be to a greater degree.
Very, very implicit. So
there was one gentleman I mentioned to Malaysia earlier on, he goes by the name of Ehab and he has this book, I would like to say booklet, but it's like it's considered a booklet because it's the name of the Israeli Moodle Axolotl major. Now, in other words, the
the study called sights of Al Aqsa and it surrounds under the microscope. So basically what he does is the old city of which about 50% is actually worked off
up until today. And that's one of the major lessons that I learned while moving around in the Old City.
had had the old city been private ownership, then to you know, to usurp private ownership is easier than to discern than to usurp something which is legally constructed as a as a walk of erect. So some of the work of has been misappropriated, but by and large, many of the Oh cough are still as it was
for over centuries, in terms of in terms of it being Islamic endowments and so forth. So,
person you have, he has this like guide basically, all of the significant places in in Aqua accanto recall I was
Thinking about little booklet and so forth.
I didn't know what I'm on and I started speaking about
lettering tell me before the attack
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When is chilled, you will speak now and it will give you benefits behind Ramona, may Allah preserve human and when it comes to a point that he makes a point that he didn't know what is the point
but you still benefiting Alhamdulillah
so we were talking earlier on about you know, the winner Blissett Bubblicious spaces, one of those Spaces Spaces is
Lochside Mobarak. So handle
and that everything around it is blessed. So so the call must be even more blessed. No, no.
No, how long was one of the four
was the four hours day four. So there's two questions also jump into both one time, we will this time around we will be for
10 days, not excluding the day of traveling in excluding the day of of coming, going in coming some low with a full 14 days. I was previously in Palestine. But I spend time in Palestine 28 days in total. But other 28 days only three days were basically spent in the in the Old City and the Old City and 100 Allah
This, there's so many benefits from basically traveling to Palestine. One of the benefits would be
you know, when you go to Palestine, the Muslims, the Muslim Palestinians with it now in terms of the politics be and Israeli Palestinian on whether it be a Palestinian from the West Bank, they really, really happy to see Muslims.
And I think that is somewhat comes from the fact that
currently, we know historically, that Jerusalem just outside of Jerusalem
is Holly. I think they refer to Holly as Abran. So Ibrahim Al Islam is buried these final resting places these Nakamise they know now Ibrahim Al Islam is considered to be the, the father of the of the three major religions, the father of monotheism, the father, the father of monotheism.
Now, so, monotheism, in other words, in its essence, would be first the mosaic tradition, in other words, Judaism, and in the Christian tradition.
And then the Islamic tradition. Now, so you find Jerusalem in terms of the, of the of the Old City, you find that there is a presence, there's an Islamic presence, there is a Christian presence, and is a Jewish presence Jewish, both in terms of like traditional Jews, even the Palestinians, they refer to them to the in terms of Arabic as metoda, you know, right, they consider it to be very much neutral. Right? In other words, my understanding is that Palestinians don't necessarily have an issue with the Orthodox Jews.
So what do you have in our city would be Islam, you have Christianity, and you have, and you have
Judaism, right, as such. So what happens is that from from the Israeli perspective, now, I think they promote,
for lack of a better term, you know, like religious tourism,
whereby the Christians are invited to come over, and Jews are invited to come over for religious tourism purposes. So what you find that the city like the old city, you find that ultimately is thrown with like religious stories, but mostly, it would be either local Jews or Jews, and traditional Jews coming from outside, and then you'd have a whole lot of Christians. Remember the
Omar Cthulhu masala Balakian should be alone. Now. That is Al Islam. He wasn't crucified in terms of our tradition, but rather, should be around it appeared. But isn't isn't and was not crucified to one of his disciples that were crucified. But nevertheless, historically, there was this walk with a cross. And there were certain whales walking with a cross, allegedly, then you'd find it was different toppings. Now, the Christians who come to Jerusalem like
Camus pogroms and in every one of these tops, we
Jesus allegedly was carrying the cross and stocked right in that would be like to be like an historical site that would stop the and these like I said the city is throwing with these Christian pilgrims and Jewish programs. So they would stop the and in the reminds me so sorry of Sedna dilemma Norma I think at the center of the Lebanon who imitated the prophets isms hydralic, we would been down in the wilderness we've been down, even if the tree if the branch of the three that used to be the that was the cause of the provinces ramping down was no longer the end, it would still been down to have this habit, right? Yes. Yeah, it reminds me of that type of following, you know, so they
would come to these this thing, like spots within the city. And this is distinct spots marks the spots we Jesus relatively, kinda cracy like stop thing.
So you find that when they stop, then you have, you know, singing of hymns, and even the local Christians, they, you know, they will come to this person seeing and it's unique for, for it was unique for myself as a Muslim to like, for example, when a lot of Salah, so I would leave the hotel and I'll make my way to Al Aqsa. And then you'd pass these groups, which the city is toying with. And at many points they singing, but they Christian Arabs servicing in Arabic. And it's very different to hear
a different religion altogether, not a monotheistic religion, but the hymns and the prayers are all done in in Arabic. And they say they say Hola, they say hola. They refer to Allah as they refer to Allah is Allah and so forth. So the point I wanted to come towards that the city is struggling with these religious tourists.
But the Muslim presence is not as in terms of religious tourists is not as strong for obvious reasons, no political reasons and all other reasons. But there's not as much Muslims like religious tourists if you can target as such right, as they are Christians and Jewish registers. So therefore, when Muslim Palestinian see you, then they get very happy. No, and therefore, I think like contemporary scholars, I speak under correction but some definitely, you know, should you like boycott going to Palestine, you know, as as a form of like resistance? Or should you actually go
out all our animals encourage you to actually go because it is like a type of heat support for the Palestinians who are they, they feel almost like just you by coming, that they don't feel alone, feel that you know, the Muslims supporting them. So
the local Palestinian Muslims with its rally persons or persons, they are very appreciative of you coming to coming to visit right now and Hamdulillah. And before I forget to not forget very quickly, these things are one of the greatest lessons that I was, like, very particular, not very particular, but very taken with in coming to Palestine was the following. When the Muslims conquered when the Muslims conquered Jerusalem, Jerusalem then was, I think this is a very important point to note. And I think the historians highlighted it was run by the Christians, aka the Jews. Ah, so um, what are the other one when you receive the keys for the city? You received it from the Christian? Christian,
please? I didn't know that. The, you know, the, wasn't us. But that's an interesting story. Because almost everyone came in the church. There are no I'm not pronouncing this properly. But as you look at the letters, you know, it's like,
it's like, you know, when you see pharmacy, we say, pharmacy, but you know, I look at the letter, sometimes you say Pomocy, something like that, but actually pharmacy. So now they will, I saw they really didn't.
I tried to my level best to be true to the language you know, and true to the latest. Because I must be feel if you say like, if
so, the pharmacy, the pharmacy is what happened is that the Church, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, or do you say, Holy Sepulchre? Sobotka? Okay, Sobotka? I was gonna say, say Ultra, but okay. Okay, so So, sepulcher Silca Well, that's how I've heard it. Yeah. So you know, polka watercoloring Nautilus, right. So we went to the we,
I should like, you know, you figure out your own way in the Old City. So I ended up by the Church of the Holy
Sepulchre. sepulchre. So now the thing is befalling me Kim has helped Mullah Muhammad Ali
are you just sitting there before going into the church now? So the thing would be now, is it possible to enter Churchill or not? So generally, I'll Shafi scholars talk about the fact that generally in the church is going to be pictures, and this is going to be across. So based on that is not permissible to interchange. But our if our scholars also allow you to enter into a church if, for example, for our purposes, or we have to take Listen, right now entering into that particular church was to take a great Listen, what happened on what are the lawn when he got the keys, then the priest
invited in and like Christ him by offering him to pay pray to units of prayer, or to pray in the in the church, or model the law refused. So the police was taken aback says, How's it that you can refuse? He says, The reason why I refuse is should I pray, like two minutes of prayer or whatever the amount of of units may have been? Then what happens is I feel that the Muslims after me will take this as a place of prayer. And what is currently a church will no longer be a church going forward. And so Subhanallah it's amazing, like that type of consideration comes into how how people treat and religious rather than and this is coming from from Amato Dylon, who is generally
projected, as you know,
as a very strong personality which he was, but well within the confines and parameters of the other Sharia. So Omar Abdullah and didn't pray in the Holy Sepulchre. sepulchre sepulchre Sybil guy he didn't pray the East it outside and when he stood outside right this is a mosque mosque now it's called Masjid Omar still today
because he played the an ancient buildings when he played the IG. So and so that was the one of the lessons that I was like really thinking about all the time whenever you hook Subhanallah you see that actually today, the fact that these ancient buildings, it's magnificent buildings. I was thinking of my father Rahim Allah that one thing is the, you know, one thing is the church.
And the other thing is the building of the church, they do stupid things. So a church can be a, you know, a formidable building can be like a grand building. And that, which was that the Holy
Sepulchre sepulchre, it predates Islam. I mean, if you look there, 500 years before that, so if you count now it's about two centuries old. It's a grand, magnificent, magnificent building. So be it as it may, that was one of the very great lessons that Amara Dillon he's the fact that that church still exists today is due to the consideration and the religious tolerance that Ahmadi lawan had. So I would like to think that the fact that Christians, Arab Christians enjoy the freedom of religion is largely due to the conduct of of almoradi Lautaro non GMO, and the second thing which stood out for me really and I used to try to do this I do you know, Kowloon where suddenly maculicola A No we
reading through Kitab will have emammal for Joby together with Amana cordial mockery, Salim in terms of you know, this whole idea of predestination and some of the narrations that we come across the school and we are suddenly my holy color everything like it's sort of easy for
me or suddenly my whole color the purpose for which we have been created to fulfill that particular purpose is it's easy for you. So Alhamdulillah we find that some some of us just have a natural inclination to do certain things now, so I find that I like to clean things when I and sometimes I get a bit too preoccupied with like just cleaning up spaces and so forth.
But like OCD thing just like normal Well I think it's normal
not too bad don't worry we can say
yeah, like this vice versa questions that they get and that no no, no, no.
No, those guys I believe.
So no more of them when he came in. He asked him to point out AXA and at that point in time, I mean even today if you look at that, you know we were talking about the guidebook.
The Christians were using part of what we refer to as the AXA area when you come into AXA and the English word so when when I was this colder like a splendid so you get my stool AXA and then you get the Dome of the Rock, but they like placed basically almost like on a hill. But that whole area is like an Esplanade. It's like an open area. So in other words, just imagine like a vast courtyard open area, and unlit kowtow to the Dome of the Rock and as much Luxor right now. So when you enter into that particular like a splinter these doors leading to that is all you studied, called those. Those Those are like ancient, the hundreds of years old. Now when you enter you come to the door
of the Rockies you go down you go to Machu lochsa On the left hand side as much lochsa On the eastern side of module Oksana that era till today they called like Solomon stables so what happened was that the Christians at a time in Machu lochsa they some of them will keep this table and some of them was like dump yard this is the second listen that I you know, that is very important was Amata when he came in he came into that area, you saw that there was there What did he do? He started collecting the dirt together and cleaning up the area and Subhanallah what I tried to do when walking in any way in the Old City or even around
like United States papers, you pick it up end and so forth. What I find though, you know, just from a travel perspective, is that Alhumdulillah you know, in South Africa we have a lot of challenges, but we travel one thing I really miss Is this our recycling thing? Yeah, the hemispheric easy to recycle. You know your plastic bottles and all the vegetables you just cleaned up and you take it to the coop and it gets recycled. You know, it's I can say it's very feel good thing about it. But when you traveling in some places Yeah, it's like first world country type of phenomenon that people generally recycle. It's weird but Yeah, well I let me say exceptions to this but generally when
people are living
above the average means they you generally find a better culture of recycling. People are living in poverty. That's normally not a priority for them or they don't have the facilities for Allah knows best. But he's even like no awareness of it also in that situation.
Yeah. But nevertheless, so those were the two like, like major lessons that I that I learned like you know, what else was going around?
Yeah, understanding me. Have you been there before? Have you been to
two magical acts? I know you've been to many places in the Middle East.
No, I haven't been to Moscow AXA yet. Allah Tala take us all the I mean, my imagination is just on fire at the moment because I'm trying to see everything that Maulana Muhammad is actually speaking about me be speaking about the eastern side. And, you know, I'm thinking Yo, what will the masjid look like? When the sun come up over the are you walking in by these doors? Or do they ancient doors look like I'm trying to picture it all behind Allah. May Allah bless me with a dream that I can see fungible.
Broncos, quite startling.
And shortline facilitate.
I mean, another thing a friend of mine, a good friend of mine,
said to me
Masjidul Aqua is like really, really really really amazing. The hadith of my Munna, or the the process, I'm sure that if you bring machine lochsa. One prayer is equivalent to 1000, prayers, generationally, then she asked apostle or prophet of Allah, if I'm able to get to AXA to pray. But then the prophets also have said that
give a charity. And with this charity, the lengthens are lit in magical OXA the person who does that is like the person who prayed it, in other words, gets the 1000 NGO multiplication, energy. So you know, every prayer in Machu lochsa is
equal to 1000 1000 prayers Subhanallah even the importance of donating toward, you know, that he was throwing at Haiti like very powerfully, because just because you can't physically go the doesn't mean you can't do something about them. For this, like that same lesson applies to another thing. I was telling somebody that often
we want spiritual journeys, through our physical journeys. And there's nothing wrong with that. But there's this concept like I need to go on camera, almost like I'm going to Allah. But the same type of connection that I could potentially get with Allah subhanaw taala on a journey like that I could also get it's not like not going is my excuse for not working on that on that connection. Because the same Allah that I'm bowing down to, in front of the camera is the same align bowing down to good idea where I am. This is not me saying don't travel at all. No, it's just like, the listen just happens to coincide with what Melinda was, was alluding to.
On that particular note, in terms of if I'm able to go
again, for for for for South Africans, you know, as South African Muslims, and South African Passport Holders, that's the dynamic of our modern sort of context in existence. You know, you come from a particular country and therefore you be a particular passport. So being a South African Muslim, it's relatively easy to travel to AXA. It's relatively easy to travel to AXA. And yes, you may have challenges here the and or elsewhere, but relatively speaking
You know, it's, it's easy. For example, if we look at our like, just like the flight itinerary, even when you fly from Johannesburg, it's like I think as big an introduction like a five hour flight we went with Ethiopian Airlines. So you fly to Addis Ababa you get data about from your you live two o'clock you get data about eight o'clock plus minus the new connecting flight is 12 o'clock and you get in Tel Aviv at four o'clock in the morning but before it just before or after fajr you in your hotel already and Jim so I'm just assuming based on what's going on let's saying you didn't have much issues at the border
like if you travel with the family then some of the other it's much easier I see within you know, like if I were traveling on my own then I would probably get a bit waylaid is the last time we went we went via Jordan. So the Joe Jordanian like Israeli or Palestinian border, then you wait for like, five, six hours they interrogate you and certain other but despite those challenges, the point at the end of the day us African Muslim was this African passport. It's relatively easy for you to travel to to Palestine, so we should take this opportunity
of one excuse me. Many people don't have the opportunity. Many people don't have the opportunity. The province also an MCs lead the should do rally Lila massage the last day Willie I think I was mentioning to you earlier you must translate into so
can you say that Arabic and not Nagi to casual
should do the hell don't you know like Thai Oh camel like leather should do Rahal don't travel except two three massage. Now that would be you know the Haram and then my student never we and much lochsa is a nuke that is a like in terms of the verse that Carmona Selim was leading early on. So behind the lily Sohrabi RBD before formula goes into the knock door actually wanted to ask because we were speaking about it in the car. So I got some insight but just we did the maths first value Monona just message me. Oh, let me jova go away to Palestine. What are you supposed to go teach you tomorrow? Anyway, someone that lived very suddenly and it was intriguing for me from the moment that
I realized that that moment I was going like where did this come from? You know is this was this like okay an opportunity just came upside anybody unless you know you already with your mother and your families. I was like okay, there must be a story to this. She summer that it has been for like
hungry ladies by the grace and mercy of Allah subhanaw taala first and foremost, Mola hola Lakota level
there is no ability to do good or this is from evil except by the will of Allah subhanaw taala. So it is the grace of Allah subhanaw taala upon us in terms of apparent means, this year when the CEO came around, so I was asked to talk a bit about a bit about the surrounding mirage.
So, the first
place that I visited, or you know, if you wanting to prepay prepay,
I talk we should be a reminder for ourselves first and foremost and by extension to in our listenership.
So I went to Israel in Morocco to Surah 20 Surah Al eautiful, recited by Monica Ali Salim, then that particular verse, I'm going to go read a bit about that Subhanallah the astroglia RBD laminal Masjidul haram lmsc Laakso.
If we just think about that.
And so reading through that, I was I was if you look through every letter, basically every word of that particular verses just so profound.
One of the one of the discoveries that I had, and which scholars refer to you know, if you just think about it now
Cardona Salim was talking about earlier on you know, if you if you're starting to get like a conceptualization, if we just think geographically about Palestine, in a year when we facing Qibla. So you know, if you're going to the campuses about plus minus 23 degrees northeast, so 36 Okaloosa masala.
Okay. Okay. He must rewind the hell. So what happened is, I have no idea what I'm talking about winning in South Africa, when you basically facing north, right, you north, northeast, north northeast, basically just just think about it in very broad terms. Yes. You you nose upwards in other words as an East Right, right, so a little bit north to the east.
But if you think about geographically, so if you think about Makkah, then to the north of Makkah, would be Medina now.
and into the further north of Medina Palestine.
come on. So Maya at the north of Makkah is Medina and then further north would be Palestine Palestine. So now what happens is Allah subhanaw taala talks about this. Now remember, this is before my god, the establishment of Medina, now as the, you know, as the residence of the Muslims, our land now, you know, like the bedrock of Islam. So,
this is before that Allah talks about Subhanallah, the astroglia Verde, Glory be to Allah, who has as Robbie RBD who as Sarah and Sarah basically means to travel at night. So undertook this nightly journey, where Abdi with his life, and it's uniquely that Allah subhanaw taala didn't sin the province was on the journey of biotech illness in you. So the body is Bellini Musa hubba to Allah subhanaw taala accompanied an alleged view of time and space, but accompanied in the way that we suit his majesty. Similar to in in the Nima Akuma. Asthma Awara Allah is wanted to send Musa Islam to to fit around I'm with you how in the sense that a smartwatch or I'm young, I'm seeing everything
and nothing happens within my domain except that I know about it and I know about it and control of it. Yeah, that buys limos off. So
in a sense, as B suits Allah's majesty, he a company that promises on this particular journey Subhan Asobi Abdi Leyland men and masculine men magic from Mozilla haram et al Masjid Al Aqsa, just think about the geographical spacing that we were talking about. From from Masjidul haram to which Masjid Al Aqsa, the furthest In other words, the furthest one north.
In that is indication that in time to come, there's going to be a machine which is Causey which is not on the furthermost node than point but in between the two we should be machine away. Yes sir. So in other words in the verse is an indication to the establishment of that mercy that's going to be between Masjidul haram and Masjid Al Aqsa. So, if on this Northern Line you'd find that that message is going to be mushy do never we. So, you know in to answer your question about
we did this desire come from?
If you I read through that and then what I try to do nowadays is like look at other scholars, you know, and when they discuss the surrounding Mirage, what do they make of it? So, I found the scholars like Shudehill Hakim Murad, have you owe more than others, they make much more of the surrounding origin what we do is like, real celebration, right and celebration of this particular journey, which the prophets also undertook now. And we went from we went from Makkah to, to buy to knock this to Jerusalem and from the the ascension we came in
proximity to Allah Subhana Allah and Allah subhanaw taala is free of time and free of space as we switch His Majesty So looking at this thought came across bahala if one can go to that place the the masala the place of the nightly Jr. The process on on the last Friday, I was sitting in the mercy of the Assad
and my son came to me and said is like
like a tour guide. And he's I don't know what colloquial expression yet but you know,
if we for lack of a better term, like what we said would come to mind now is because awkward man, you know, he's like, giving the guy's a store of the machine. So actually the issue Hang on, let me join. So I joined the group, it was Moroccans were resettled in Belgium, I think it was an Assad falling him. Lo and behold, I mentioned earlier about this book, lo and behold, the tour guide, he was exactly the author of this particular or this particular amazing book, so hang on, he is allowed to have it. That's why you know, intention is also you know, when we can be with particular intentions, intention is a very beautiful thing. Allah subhanaw taala doesn't require much from you.
He requires a good intention and then you will be if I leave it to Allah subhanaw taala all we need to do is just make the best of intentions. Like our scholars say we don't lose out in terms of bad intentions as much as we lose out in terms of not making intention at all. So you know, my good intentions.
Say that again, it's that time isn't it? I need to absorb something
with the repetition. So
we don't lose that as much in terms of like bad intentions, right? As much as we lose out in terms of not making any intention. Make the intention, achieve, like just just make more intentions and and really try to be more positive
even more positivity as well the Lola Androulla Saudi Kumala Allah Azza wa ala Kenyan Villa ko Lubich. mmamoloko Allah Allah just looks at the heart and Allah wants to show us what's in that heart and Allah's want to live facilitate accordingly. So, I think we limit ourselves because we tell ourselves no, in order for us to achieve something, we need more than just an intention to do it. But allegedly set the intention and then according to that I'll just want to facilitate so you know, the intention. So
this this particular person I meet him and introduce myself to him and inshallah we have some arrangement in terms of the books that he that he has. Because I think it's important also that we that we don't just go to like particularly the old city look the Old City 50% of the Old City is basically endowment for different different different regions are given example
there's an area there's a there's a there's a number of doors leading to the to occur to the Esplanade now, one of the doors is called Barbara Novick. So if you will now there will now that so the main door is called
a main door goes through so called catani is you know the market of the cotton as a cotton merchants okay it's no longer cotton mature stuff is mostly sweet merchants they they also sell a lot of sweets now
so next to that though is bubble Hadid and next to the dough is bubble now that so bubble now that at the end of bubble now that I was walking along in I saw this under Wallace his walk of Islam so now I'm what this is work of Islamic Islamic endowment in other words, and I see next to it, they say at the masjid of wallula
Allah within a liberal city.
So the name intrigues me and then a scenic Stewart is Laurie allowed in?
Mostly, so there's nobody around, really. So I go through and I inquire, you know, as I go into, I don't want to attract the attention of the
SSS the guard duty and
so what happened was I ended up meeting a lady.
So I asked her the mosque is open she says about the mall, she doesn't know, ask what about the you know, the final resting place of allowed in liberal city. Then I read a little bit more about at our dinner table city. And I find out that at the time he came and that's basically we passed away. But from that doorway, which is Babu nailed it to the, to the right of it, which means to the south of it, and to the north of it. Right. All of that area. He basically endowed, he obviously acquired that and endowed it for Africans as he so that's now schooled Julia to Africa. School. Would you call it
jelly jelly are they in? I'm sure it's like has its origin in terms of authentic Arabic. I'm jelly phony means Hi. There was like the village, Allah fabric of African. I've seen also these placards of the of the Islamic Development Bank. They've also sort of like how much supported that. So those Africans and there's all Africans in that particular area. There's Africans that love the they don't pay rental. They pay like a negligible amount. But they have a right to stay there by virtue of the veteran allowed in a series of 100 endowed that particular like village for Africans and you
how's that for triple B EE
lol hyung no extra money and I want to just get our country back on board here with us. And then while he's getting back on board with us, we've got some comments here. This is from another student a hill.
He says I have a Canon law who issued the Rihanna Helena in a heavier macchiato Baraka This is a wacky Masini Yamaha Manduca municipal heavy and of course, made Solomon the Rochelle and
moulana. Now amatola Pfister
and Siraj Raj bro this my running coach
is onboard Sheikh Salim, you're listening to to some firsthand experiences you know when they say oh Jesus needs to come back and the people used to go could eat them but then they would like embrace them because they have all the baraka with him still.
So let's get started Baraka Do you have any specific questions or perspectives that you want to hear from Elena
besides the the happiness of the people the to see more than I and to see other Muslims coming from other other places in the world.
Subhan Allah that's a sentiment I remember. When they assign index, Rahim Allah, you will always
You mentioned that after in the office visits he would speak to the people and one of the biggest things was just tell your people they must come visit us man tell the people that they must come visit us you know hamdulillah Allah chose not to you know fulfill that that request of these but
what else is there that they that they like that they want from us and what can we do for them? Yes to our we make in the eyes standard
behind law Palestine and whatever's happening the it's close to everyone's hearts? No, we don't speak about it as much as we should, then we don't. We aren't perhaps as conscious of the hull as we should be.
So yeah, in a way, it's just like, you know, we sometimes feel very, very helpless.
Yes, we make the art but that seems like that's all that we can do. And and we feel like we want to do more. So maybe for those of us that can do more, what is the that you know, that the Palestinians want from us? What is it that we can do for them? Is there any sort of way assistance? I mean,
I think many of them have the comfort and the freedom that we have. of, you know, being able to practice our deen and so on. And yeah, for the last couple of years
it seems when it comes to Ramadan and the especially the Palestinian Muslims are trying to worship the Allah or we're trying to worship Allah subhanaw taala then crack down sort of just you know, it's an another eye and especially like in the Ramadan
and it's like really, really odd. So
I'm following Mona sunnah you're gonna get the point in here along this line
yeah, I mean,
what were what can we do for them? Oh, no, we can't get the we make dua What else can we do for them?
I think all always, like do eyes.
Sometimes, you know, myself, I would think of it being like a very sort of like, simplistic thing. And sort of let me measure the efficacy of it isn't something more that I can do? I think we before we come to the point of is something more that I can do is to realize that too, is really a very potent weapon. Am I even making draft? Like, like, genuinely we say is anything else that can do but am I even to begin with the audio I think in the DUA should be like, you know, like a heartfelt dua. And, you know, when you were saying like, is it something else that we can do, I think also that we could have a wallow on him, this is just a perspective in terms of having a great degree of hospital
Because the appellant of the condition is lamentable. But
the the mere fact that a Palestinian remains in Palestine, that is one of the greatest form forms of
resistance now, and for them, that's like,
basically, the pride. Now, I'm always telling me a very interesting story about this in the car, you know, it's like it's like profound, not sure if you can, if you can see that. But it was really profound to think that people will take that steps. Yes, well, hello, there was one there was one friend of mine, my love deserving. And just to, you know, we talk about like the belt and Morabito in a particular sense. How do Palestinians understand that particular phenomenon? For them just to be in Palestine, was all of its challenges. That's not whether it's in the West Bank, or whether it's now in the, in the Old City, that in itself is a form of, of resistance. And we should
be appreciative of that in the last one, two minutes, I had this, like really amazing story of a friend of mine,
Subhanallah he's currently a Palestinian citizen. And
in a sense, you could say that the world girl is his playground, I
don't want to, you know, divulge too much of the like, personal details in terms of the story, but he has an option of staying within Palestine, or staying outside of Palestine. So what happens is the real dynamic is that you find like a, for example, a village, a Palestinian village, what you'd find is that there's an X amount of inhabitants. Now what happens is that
many of the inhabitants they are resident of the village but they basically live outside of Palestine. Now, if that's the if that's the case, and then it's easy picking for you know, like the occupational settlers to say so
For many Palestinians who actually have the option of living elsewhere in the world, and living elsewhere, it would be so much easier for them. Now, from just about every perspective, sometimes even from a religious perspective, right, it would be easier for them Islamically to be outside of medicine, but they make the conscious choice of actually remaining behind in, in Palestine. And for them, that's a form of rebar. It's like, you know, I'm basically on the, on the front line now in holding the defense have to say, so,
monastery was asking about, you know, what can we do, I think it's important to have a great degree of customization and every, you know, like little shopkeeper that you come across, and sort of like small businessman within the city and so forth. And you realize that the doomsday when you engage with him, he says, you know, non owner a lot about you know, and we are basically like,
holding the fort. So, as your mana deciphered from a number of the other brothers, you know,
you, you, you person has like a in like, in one of the old, the older sorcs marketplaces. So it's basically like an alien, and you have these, like, enclosed basically, which is like a small shop, a very small shop, you know, probably the size of the studio sometimes. And Muslim owned veteran, as small as 30. So it's, let's say, two by two, by two. So two by two area, for example, or 2.5. By 2.5, you'd find that a Muslim person is offered something like 10 million US dollars, without exaggeration. Now, we went to one places, like close to the, you know, like, on the western side now, you know, in the western side, that's where the wailing hole is. And that, apparently, is we
excavations are taking place, yes, based on the fact that they're looking for the foundations of the old temple of Solomon, they basically want to rebuild it. But if they're going to rebuild it, you can't have two places to build in one place. So you're going to rebuild it, and in the process of rebuilding it, then AXA, will be taken out of the equation. Yes. Allah forbid, that happens. Now this place is close to the so let's add, you know, with the settlers have sort of like encroached on what was like, belonging, either in terms of endowment to Muslims or like Palestinians. So
an ad close by to the window ourselves, the person was saying that his father's lost words to him, for his loss was doing in other words, like it was a year after financial, sort of, like financial in terms of its implications, but his father's bequest to him was whatever happens, never let go of this land. And he, they offered him 40 million US dollars, helpless, he's got like a restaurant, it's like a bigger size than now. But he says I will never sell why because in his perception is like a formal walk of this, I'm like, almost like a custodian of this piece of land within the Old City, right, that is actually belongs to all of the Muslims. And if you think of the Old City as 50%
of who will have a belong to, it belongs to Allah, which basically means it belongs to us as a Muslim community. So that's the significance of such as axon a, you know, it's like, like, they always call out this, like oxygen, you can, you can feel a part of that, in a sense that these are made Oh, cough if you're, if there was a walk of for Africans and new African, that's, that's for you know, if, if you are a student and the was like,
a piece of land that was, you know, made work of off, that's for you.
The another lesson that I learned was the importance of, you know, of, oh, coughs wahala and how it was like, you know, it was like, How are Muslims used to make a work of up until today. So currently, for those of us who don't know, the Oh, cough currently in Marsh blocksize, run by the Jordanian government, they manage the old cough within
within the AXA region, there's sort of like the jurisdiction, right, some arrangement between the Israeli government and, and then, but besides me, one of the so I used to walk when I walked through that also to a local very slowly, I didn't have like a book. This was before I bought that particular breath. So the book helps like a great, great degree, like figuring out and therefore it's very important that to be translated McDouall that actually happens, so that when we go there we go with the acknowledgement in the place. I went through one Squall acaba Taqiyya. Now, you know, you get the hunger and then you get the tiki attic is like a soup kitchen. Right in that row down.
It was two things that struck me one was the sticky it's still operational. It's called husky. So Don Tiki Hoskins Hold on one otherwise also tons of medicine dominant that from this particular from this particular What do you call it from this particular soup kitchen that
Muslims be fed every day and up until today? soup and bread and sandwiches is basically being handed out at
From the so imagine that type of
unique, you know, the fountains that was up until now and like modern day plumbing before that, all those military 50 years 100 years ago, all of these were functional all of these fountains and what was different even also do you find some of them are closed now? Yes, even Sulaiman the great slum and the lawmaker, even the fountains that is endowed was the, but the unique thing about him was the the sustainable man that will call for all very sustainable It was when they made the work of for example, like within the Esplanade, you have like a small walk off like a building, what is the walker for that in the TSP, the Hamid integ Bill was made and kiloton Quran ng but now for you to
have somebody sitting and making this be, you know, the Leland tech bead and reading Quran that person must be seen to so they have the walk off that must be done for that. But then they also have another work of which will serve as the revenue for it. And
so that time that also to us was all built up, but used to have like almost like veggie gardens within the Old City. So then what happened was, I think most of our Basha he was one of the very recent ones he
basically he five lengthens.
I think it was like three for the for the demo the rock within the Dome of the Rock to put up to light the machine but obviously you need now whatever paraffin oil, you know, to light it up. So if he's donating the lamps, but now what about who's going to win?
And stuff like that? So then parallel to that, you'd have like, three four, you know, I was referring to Zuko catani In the cartoon, he bought two stores over the the the rental from those stores goes to the oil for the for the lamps and and then also just outside of the like the Holter docks at the time it was like open land s pieces of it at least then he would have like two three veggie gardens and the produce from that whatever that features the money from that must be to support the you know the for the like for example the fo the either the lamps or you know, the quarry that's reading to see to his sustenance and so forth this idea this walk of IDM and it's very
important implementation of IT implementation of and how you know, how civilizations to lodge our civilized Islamic civilization to a large degree was built around Oh cough now I mean if you go to Turkey even today's one I was amazed in Turkey there's what they call an entrepreneur's but the walk via you knows letter like that.
We went and then what happened was we saw the you know, the stray cats what we call three cats, three dogs. i They look too good, man. You know like if you see it's taken here in person also unfortunately, you're not gonna want to pet the steak. Steak as looks like a streaker. Yeah, but then taking on they will, you know, they look at groomed and everything hygienic because you have a cough in Turkey that still subsisting up until today. And that actually look after the sleigh get.
So in other words, every now and then you find this award, this water and this food and everything and the cats are looked after. How is that facilitated by the work of system.
Work walk off system is a very, very well hung out. Part of that I think,
you know, bringing back, you know, Islam, in its heyday, what I mean by this idea, it's always been in the form of a hidden shadow libidinous mantra, but when it was when we were like, sort of like, you know, in terms of the wheel of history on top of that, then part of the means that was employed by was was Oh cough so you really see the significance, you know, they have, I'm sure Marina has as much to reflect on that in terms of the coffee especially in the you know, the field of marmalade and so forth. Shall I'm hoping to see some articles from another's experience based on that. But another thing that I'm also thinking about as well and speaking we must organize twellman like a
The tour lead I forgot you
I have to say right now. I mean, thinking like a proper Toby was to carry the bags. I think what we need is maybe somebody knows like a really good reliable travel agent that has this type of things who can assist me put the package together for the dedicated period of time get people to save up, but the whole purpose is it must be like educational, spiritual and stuff. I think I could be like really good mean Ramadan. Hola, Miami, Aloma Aloma. I think it's very easily facilitated. Very honest with you very easily. And hello, like, you know, the sites that that it can be seen. And
we call it this era places Yeah. Places of visitations. So the places of visitations are really abound. Now people ask like up
And outside of humbler the first time we went out to like you know hollyland Everywhere else but if you just confine yourself to the Old City there's so much to do and you know it's like when you go to Medina what happens you go from Dubai to the Haram yeah almost looks like the same you go from you buy to the haram. Yeah, but yeah, you see the other also thing the catching in the Lord eluding thing about Jerusalem is that also the is that that antiquity is still maintained, right. So you know, this link between, you know, like, a machine is like a physical space, but you want to use that physical space to gain spiritual ascension or better word in you know, play on words, the
the more antique a place is, you know, the easier it is to make the transition. Yes, you know, from the spiritual space, the physical space to that spiritual sort of, you know, ascension, you can make some hectic maraca in places like that.
handle load facilitate, I mean, I'm gonna I'm gonna throw to a close very soon. A close, I want to ask if any of the viewers if any of you have questions, specific questions that you'd like to ask one and by all means, go ahead in Sharla and then I met last season Allah grant our meet along life all this podcast so we can continue to benefit from him. I mean,
almost. I mean, I mean, I have just a side note. Yeah, our brother modernen Yamato ALLAH SubhanA. Allah is a he's busy on a great mission of his own.
On behalf of us I would say as a as a Brotherhood as a fraternity of scholars of hamdulillah Milena Masada I'm gonna put you on the spot over here but the NEA is specifically for donors in this beautiful month of Ramadan, Milan Yamato lioness families busy making you July inshallah and he's he's putting himself in a place where he's going to assist the community in the growth inshallah.
So let us goalkeeping him and keep him in our doors
that Allah Tada esteem as well on his mission. I mean, I mean,
particle I don't I don't see any questions coming through. But I have I have one important question from Elena. Normally, I asked the guest, this
is going to be a thought, or an idea that you're going to think about either when you get home tomorrow, you realize, I really mean to speaker that I really wanted to make that point. But it slipped me. So that point, can I make that point now and finally go
how's that when
the one Cardamone NurseLine was asking earlier on when we're hung, I think is
maybe in a bottle. And it's just the perspective now, and I know, you know, they say podcasts are
sort of like relaxing, you know, informal and so forth. But the hospital done, I think is a very important point. And when you do go the there's a lot of
things which can be perceived as negative and which are actually really negative.
But to look at the positives, and you know, to work on the positives, there was one incident I want to just mentioned
Wuhan which really stuck with me and they said listen, and this this is just a perspective. And they say a sign of maturity is for us to understand just a different perspective. I'm not making a pronouncement or anything just give you perspective in terms of a personal experience that I had, I went to the masjid for one morning to Fajr so you know when you come in the in the masjid like you come on to the you coming from the hotel so you come through the gates and you come into a splint and then you make away to Machu lochsa So before finally when you come to you know the atoms they have this habit of giving you some coffee in in the small cups so they give you that give you a
slice of bread and Sundays give you sweet stuff and after Salah also know guys divided so one morning I went in and I came out now one guy said to me
You stand out as a as a foreign record Minister must sit down so you see the using we Palestinians are poor should know we're not poor, would you get a coffee formula get a brief I'm willing giving stuff out here.
So you sit down will not work. And so he tells me we don't need money. So now I'm just sitting in listening. So he says to me that you know even like to this occupation in his words. He says he told me this is a worm you know it's like something that must mean when the sun comes up in the mosquitoes away as you think that number way of explanation. But then what is the problem? You know, what is the problem? He says no, we ourselves are the problem.
He says we ourselves have the problem that the enemy they get the upper hand over us not because they are strong, but because we are
Week, and even one of our weak points is the whole idea of, you know, disunity, because we, you know, we fighting amongst ourselves, he says that if somebody must like, in his words, now I'm just relating with these things, having too much thought the type of positive type of resistance. And what happens is, before the enemy can get a hold of him, then follow amongst us, you know the hypocrites amongst us, we'll finish him off a hold on as a sobering lesson, many times we like to look external to us, and blame the other wasn't looking with within ourselves. And sometimes we say everybody else has a problem, but I'm the solution. But many times to me another challenge that we
face we our own biggest enemy to a large degree. So there was a sobering lesson and like I said, it's not I'm not making up an announcement. I'm just basically regurgitating a perspective and it's a perspective which holds a lot of Lisa, this was in this particular regard as well. This was one of that type this one of the types of types of listings This is one of the lessons they will not often Rahim Allah mentioned that from the verse in the Quran,
Sheikh Salim wasabia Falletta he know FATF shallow Habari Haku LDR Allah wa Rasulullah who was
so purchasing the packet I think is like if it even is this and I'm purchasing from the summer
or Oh, there'll be lucky me no shame on it. Raji.
Yeah. You had Ledeen or either loyalty to fi at first boot to first Boto was golden law. Hi, Cassie, are law I like to flee home.
While else we are Allah how well rasool Allah who had turned off deaf shallow Habari Hong Kong must be an O in a law her mouth saw BD in Milan
Baraka, you're going to give us a reference for that or you're going to translate that Vanessa to Sadie
Sue rattle off
just the beginning of the 10th Jews in the 13th line Quran is on the second side over there. Oh, you will believe you were letting the AMA know either lucky Tom phiaton When you should meet up with a group in other words, a group of opposition. First Bhutto, then stand firm was kulula Catherine and remember Allah abundantly, Lala come to your home so that it might so that you might be successful. Well, LTE or Allah rasool Allah who obey Allah and His Messenger while at Ana Zoo. And don't argue with one another. Don't dispute don't fight with one another. Because if you do FATF shallow, you would then fail you would become weak, what that Habari hokum and you're, the wind would be out of
your sail, as we would colloquially say, you would lose the wind or the Ummah that you have behind you, was Pharaoh. Rather you should make Saba you should pay steadfast in Aloha sobbing, indeed Allah is with those who are steadfast in his course.
Okay, Melinda before we close this quick question from our brother there bahagi Masini Marhaba
is in terms of the living scholars is the specific scholarly family lineage man and I can recommend is a must visit
I didn't have much exposure to the enemy circles as such, but
from the little bit of exposure that I had in terms of the doodles that are contacted within material OXA we had met with one scholar by the name of
she have very humble person.
He has a few dots after
after fajr on a Friday morning from the mayor Rob and then in the course of the week at on one of the pillars like getting the medina haram he has a halacha and he's basically didn't get up and Nigel Salim it is basically a book that deals with the with the smell lol Hosni, an exposition of that
is Subhan Allah mean Alison, Gemma and because basically taught Allah to Ducati Alicia novel Gemma in terms of the actual aroma to the
manner of teaching, ie comes from the abou libido
so libido he was because you asked me about it.
libido basically is a synonym to the term acid, some of my particular family
But in terms of the there was, there was a, this definitly I didn't come exposed to it, but it's definitely
a great scholarly tradition of light because of the occupation. I think that that has basically should have taken a downturn because of external forces. But in terms of inmy traditions, there's a keytab called iTunes will Jaleel.
I forget the
latter part of the of the, of the of the title, but it's written. And it's like a, it's a, it's a biographical work of both of Sheffy scholars and Hanafi scholars who occupied
Palestine, right, find the work great, great, great Halima who, some olema, they would spend six months of the time, they would spin in the spin in Damascus, further up north, and six months of the time they spent in buy to knock this entry. So they will share fiscal second Hanafi scholars that a lot and up into today's maxima, the some of the places have been overtaken by the settlers so far, but the history has been well recorded in that particular regard. So the question I don't ever like really ants in terms of the, the, the remnants, I wouldn't want to say that eminence, but those coming from that particular lines, the existence within Oxfam shorts, they're just that we don't
have any exposure to it, you can understand how it's been somewhat stifled in a particular way, because of the occupation, if we get education, we enjoy much more freedom in terms of education, the older modalities, you know, within the Old City, and we know cemeteries and things schools, schools, like in Cape Town is controlled by the Western Cape Education Department. The it's contained by the you know, whether by the occupiers basically, so, like that, you know, that traditional Islamic education
hasn't been flourishing as such, but those pockets of animal they still leave as far as to discover, out believe, but reading a bit more inshallah into like, sort of, like content, but 100 Like, I was, like Omar was really glad and to come to docs me like the daily Unacademy Good, very good academic level terms of the Tafseer in terms of this is only one data set, I mean, there are other gurus as as as well.
You see some some kinds of things also at the same time, but
now Inshallah, I'm hoping and praying in fact that we we can realize that it would be a beautiful type of initiative to actually have
a tour call it a tour for lack of a better expression REALLA but not not with any other focus other than just you know, getting in touch with what with what is important they absolutely know. And often I think, look it's a very good thing in the practice of going to Makkah Medina Aqsa because if you are going on camera and people are like okay throw that thing in there as well. But it would be really nice to just give AXA its do right in and of itself and just because it's haram you know, you have his brother you have your singing I was like always any last parting words that last rather have to ascertain in the harm of democracy mushy lochsa saying just imagine that we you are you're
undisciplined aid, you could very well be praying at a place where
the profit loss I don't either or the one of the many messengers who prayed behind him actually walked in actually played and then even before that, in terms of the, you know, essentialism and then in terms of the mosaic tradition
if you could very well be paying on any one of those watch without Alison I was laying when Alison and was Secretary Islam Maria Maria salaam was so you know and that is like the chances are like really big if look at the amount of of Bissinger that with the and and that being like a bedrock and you know of most of the messages
on the low Ali and Gemini, I mean, that's a beautiful food theme and I hope somebody is going to reach out and say you know what, I can organize this in the system. put this all together and if they don't match from what I know and then we can make the new year for next year. At the same time before Ramadan or something. I mean, Ramadan, I mean, Ash exciting. Will you end up for us in the angel
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