The Rope of Faith 1/14
Channel: Isam Rajab
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So now when it comes to law, welcome to our first session of the al Qaeda, the Islamic creed. Today inshallah, we'll take the introduction to this subject. And today,
we will start by the meaning and the words the definition of the data, the usage of this term, Al Qaeda
what are the alternative names and why we chose this name,
other than other names, and the subjects that we will cover in this semester and later on inshallah. So that's what we are trying to cover today inshallah
introduction, the meaning, and the subject.
Theda, the word happiness is derived from the root word Akka.
Akka, in Arabic literally means to tie a knot.
That's the meaning of Akka. And therefore, we have the word rock the rock, that means
not when you die, something this is called the Aqua.
So that's how this word, our data was derived from Al Qaeda. Because once you tie a knot, it becomes strong. So that's the leader, because the leader has to have
a firm belief.
So in Arabic, they say a leader
is to tie your heart to something, whether good or bad,
to determine to do something, and the determination is in the heart.
And when we say whether it is good or bad, because actually the creed could have a good meaning or bad meaning it could have
a true aqidah or a bad Akita. That's why we say the creed of the Christians, the creed of the Jews, the creed of the Muslims, so the word actually that does not pertain only to the Muslims to the Islamic creed.
This is the introduction to the word Qaeda, Al Qaeda.
This term, if you notice, this term is not used. Neither in the book of Allah subhanaw taala nor the Sunnah of the messenger cisilion you will not find any word in the Quran says arcada.
Even in the Sunnah of the messenger sallallahu sallam.
prophets, I said, I've never said that this is the accolade of the Muslim. However, scholars use this word a lot.
And the first time
this word or this term key that was used, it was by the Imam savani Rahim Allah
who died in the 449. He has a book, his book called a key that the Salah was horrible Hadith. That's the first time this word was used.
So it is almost after 500 years.
Before that, they used to have other terms like Sharia or Eman? Kitab leemon keytab Sharia and we have examples.
We have keytab Sharia nama Julio Rahim Allah, we have Kitab Li man. For several scholars, they wrote the same, they took the same name, ewe man.
So all these terms are similar. And they talk about one thing, Islamic theology, the aqidah decreed the Islamic creed.
Now the meaning of the ACA is the definitive ruling,
the definite ruling
not any other ruling. Once we say this is the aqidah means that you firmly believe in it.
You cannot say this is my aqidah I think because once you think there is a possibility that there is an error or it is wrong. Once you say I believe this is my arcada means this is your firm believing, I firmly believe so that's the that's the difference between this word. Okay, the other words that are used.
Now the belief could change.
That's why we have non Muslims who are converting. They are reverting to Islam. But the aqidah it's more difficult to change because your heart is already established on that belief.
That's why it's very first
Now, again, other scholars, they used other terms, we have the arcada we have
is a different subject of Islam,
understanding what is lawful and what is unlawful, but when we say alpha can cover the grant the biggest
it means they are good also, especially for the scholars of the enough, the Hanafi school of thought, because in our honey from Allah himself, he wrote a book, which is called alpha collectible.
Now, when you say you will understand from that book, it is a book of book of halal and haram, Book of prayer fasting had, but when we say alpha caliber, it means arcada because it's not, it's
the grant understanding.
The greatest trick
we have principles of religion are solid in some scholars, they said that principles of illusion and they divide religion to two branches, we have the principles, the fundamentals, and we have the other actions rituals. So, there are
a carrot, and there are a camp,
we deal with it in fear and the principles we deal with it in the arcade. So this is another term which is used or sold the, the principles of the religion. Now hedge is from the religion, fasting from the religion. But the detailed rulings of fasting of Hajj, these are ratio effect, while the fundamental rulings believing that hedge is obligatory, fundamentally
fundamental rules about fasting, these are from their data. So we call it a solid, also another name, another term which is used.
Because basically what's the creed of the Muslims? The Islamic creed, it's the creed of the oneness of Allah subhanaw taala. So they use this term, also a term sheet. And we have our book Kitab, the book of what does he talk it's not only about the heat the oneness of Allah, but it is about the Islamic creed. So this is another term which is used at the head.
Dean, some scholars use this term, Dean. So there are many terms. Now what do we learn from this, there is a lesson, whether you call it or whether you call a doctor that whether you call it a solid Dean, as long as you're talking about the same issue. That's it.
Because some people would come and say why you are using a term which is not used in the book of Allah or in the son of the prophet SAW Selim. It doesn't matter. Even at the time of the messenger Salim he did not tell them, I am starting with the fifth. And we are moving to Heidi. They did not take it this way. Later on, they divided the religion to these types of knowledge. So it's not a big deal, to call it Islamic agree to call it arcada to call it or solidi to call it debate. As long as it talks about the same thing. That's what matters most. Then, this word, Dean, is really very rich word.
When Allah subhanaw taala says in denying the line Islam, then has multiple meanings. It has lots of meanings. The word Dean, my Dean, when you say my Dean means my religion is Islam, I believe in Islam. So the dean comes an alternative to the word Islam, religion, but also
one of the meanings that implies indeed is the
humbleness or rule.
Because once you have the belief in Allah subhanaw taala, you have to humiliate yourself to Him. You have to admit, to acknowledge that you are the servant, you are the slave and He is the Lord. He is the God.
So, this is one of the meanings of the deen. Another meaning for the deen is the worship the ibid.
That's why they say have amantadine la talebi that's how we worship Allah subhanho wa Taala so they use this word then
for the deen is the obedience
or bah bah means obedience.
Then Allah who means a TA who he obeyed him
once someone obeys
Someone is called
Dean. He's obedient.
So one of the meanings of the dean is obedience power.
Also they deserve
the reward. Reward does not mean always correct or are good. It may also mean the evil thing.
Word this, this meaning come from.
One of the names of the Day of Judgment is what?
Yama Dean, what does it mean? Yama,
The day of compensation.
If you did good, you will get the reward. If you did bad, you will get the punishment. So again, Dean yamasa. compensation.
Also of the meanings of the dean is the habit of the dean Who are they then when you say this is his Dean means that's his habit. That's his norm. That's what he does.
Now, if you apply all these meanings, are implemented in
the word deed.
They are manifested in
the Islamic term Deen, because you cannot worship without humbleness. If you are arrogant, you are bad, they will not help you.
You have to have humbleness, you have to submit Allah subhanaw taala. You have to anticipate the reward, you will get the reward for your bad
and the bad becomes sometimes becomes natural.
So all these meanings are implied in this word, Dean. So it's not an easy word. It's very, very rich word. Then
another term which is important, Islam,
and I'm pretty sure you are asked about the meaning of this word. What does Islam mean?
Islam has several meanings to surrender.
To submit or submission
to give up
Have you ever heard this meaning?
Yeah, they say a slammer oh how when someone dies, he gave up his life. It's not him who gave up his life but that's how they The term is used the expression as Lama Rojas namaha means he died he passed away. So they use this word Assalam
Aslam becomes to become a Muslim, but also as Lama how he gave up his life.
Also money transactions when we say sell them
And we saw Salaam Professor Sallam said when as law firm and as lemma, whoever handed gave up so this is another meaning giving up.
Peace also could be one of the meanings for Salam peace, Islam.
And there are also many other meanings. So Islam has several meanings as well.
Now in this summer, this semester, inshallah that's what you're trying to cover the belief in Allah subhanho wa Taala
His names and attributes,
we will go quickly through the names and attributes of Allah subhanaw taala. This will be the subject for the next year.
But it is one of the topics that we discuss here in this subject, the al Qaeda
the belief in the messengers, basically if you wanted to know what are the topics of the
list, the pillars of email, what are the pillars of human belief in Allah, belief in messengers, belief in the books of Allah belief in the angels, belief in the day of judgment
and reward, the Divine Decree of Allah subhanaw taala these are the topics and then comes lots of details.
So, these are the topics of the arcada. So we have the belief in the messengers, we have the belief in the angels, we have the belief in the Day of Judgment, all these things inshallah will be covered and this semester.
Then there are the issues of belief and disbelief. Who is the believer
Who's the disbeliever? how someone could be called disbeliever what
are the things that a Muslim should avoid, because if he falls in one of them, he may go out of the fold of Islam. This is another important topic that will be discussed inshallah second semester, love and hate for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
Again, another topic, the issues of destiny and Divine Decree, this is the beginning shall of the second semester,
the innovations and innovators, this is something that is discussed in the arcade.
Now, again, as I told you, that's not all what we're going to cover. These are examples of the things that we discuss in our data.
The reason why I'm mentioning this, to try to know what is the relationship between this subject and the other subject like
the Tafseer. Although Quran, we just mentioned few topics of animal Quran.
And now we are mentioning few topics of the arcada. All these types of knowledge of these science, they are
merged together, because it's all Islam, they all overlap in a way or another. That's why it's important to take the knowledge as a solid structure. Instead of taking two words from here and one topic from there, and one subject from here, you will not gain enough knowledge, whether you start with one subject from A to Z, or you start with all of them in an organized way to understand all of them. Because again, as at the time of the messenger sighs lm they did not have these divisions. It came later on. That's not the issue. Are they divided or not? Are they What are you learning?
previous scholars, they used to start with one topic, they memorized the entire Quran, they finished that they move to the Hadith. After they mastered the Hadees. They move to the fifth after that, and that's how they did.
But nowadays, someone may read one book in one topic, and they think that he finished this topic he mastered it. Then he moves to another thing, while actually the more you read, the more you will find out that you need more and more. You need more once you read more. Ma'am Shafi Rahim Allah He said, once I learned something new, I learned more that I am ignorant coolum has that element is that two element be gently? Because before that issue, you knew you were ignorant, he did not know it. And now you now ask anyone?
What do we know? Is it more than what we don't know? Or what we don't know is more than what we know.
No one could tell you I know more than what I don't know. Every day you are learning something new. Every day it's a daily process.
Yet we think that we know everything. And that's the same.
We used to think 10 years ago yet they change now. And again it will change later on. We are learning
it's a lifetime process. Mr. Muhammad Rahim Allah and he was asked they saw the ink with him and the pen. So they asked him until when is the moment until when you use technology he said until
death. Metal Mahara lol maqbara until I die.
One of the scholars he was on the on the deaf. He was breathing his last and he heard the Hadith. And they told them write it for me. They said you're dying.
He said write it for me. Because you don't know maybe by this hadith only you will be forgiven.
So again, all these these subjects they overlap in a way or another and you'll find out inshallah more. That's the advantage of studying
the subjects together instead of studying one subject every course.
Now, here's the question, do we discuss in the arcada? The issues of the film?
Do we discuss them or not?
Do we discuss in the aqidah? How many recommended acts in hedge or in prayer?
No, where do we discuss this?
Right. That's why we have
do we discuss in the arcada the issue of Why be wiping over the socks?
Yet when you open some books of al Qaeda, like Okay, that was the theological Islam or the books of archives for other scholars, you will find this issue they're wiping over the socks. Why? It's not actually the issue. It's the issue.
Once a group of deviants a
group of people who they deviated they
I agree on something, even if it's from the field, it becomes oxidation, not because it is actually the issue. But just to let the people know that the belief of Allison or Jamal is not like these people.
Why we have this issue in the books of al Qaeda, because the Shia, they all agreed that you cannot wipe over the socks.
So to distinguish the people of additional Gemma from the Shia, they started mentioning this. Because basically, once you write your RT, that you say, we believe in Allah, we will live in the Day of Judgment. We believe that Hellfire is is true. And Paradise is true. We believe that we wipe over the socks, you should not mention this. But again, eventually it was mentioned Why? Because some people denied that.
initially it was a physical issue. Later on, it became our key the issue. This is very rare, but you will find it sometimes. Why am I mentioning this? Because if you found this in one of the books of al Qaeda, I don't want you to be surprised. You need to know the reason behind that. Why it was mentioned there. There is a reason
now we have assignment.
This is the only assignment for today inshallah.
And it's, it's short one
mentioned all the meanings of the word Islam.
We just mentioned them right. Well, that's not what I'm asking what I want from you the meanings of Islam in the Quran.
I'll give you an example. So that Allah Emraan Lhasa panatela said in denying the line Islam
What's the meaning of Islam here? In other places in the Quran, Allah subhanaw taala also mentioned the Islam. So what's the meaning of Islam there?
With this, we will conclude inshallah, this session