The Rope of Faith 8/14
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So I want to come to LA Welcome to the class of al Qaeda. Today inshallah we will discuss several issues regarding the minor shark, which could lead also to the major shark, we will start with the sacrifice.
The author mentioned in the book,
The subtitle sacrifice is a type of worship.
When we say sacrifice is a type of worship, that means, it should be only performed for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Since it is a type of worship fits down to other than Allah subhanho wa Taala, then it becomes schicke. Now, why do we discuss this issue here? And the VEDA?
The sacrifice, because in fact, we discuss how to sacrifice what types of blades can we use?
How we sharpen the knife? What do we say when we sacrifice what types of animals livestock that we could sacrifice? So it's really an issue of fact, but we discuss it here in our data. Why?
Because before it's an issue, it's an issue of data that deals with the fundamental things, just like the prayer, yes, we discussed prayer, in fact, but is player obligatory or not? Why do we believe that prayer is obligatory? This is an issue of our data.
What are the recommended acts of prayer? What are the obligatory acts of prayer? That's an issue of
the same thing here. What's recommended to be said, when you slaughter the animal do you have it facing the tablet or not? Is it lay down when you slaughter the and all these are fixed issue, but the fundamental issue, it is actually the issue?
Now I want you to look at this hadith from the messenger sallallahu wasallam, which is narrated by Imam Abu Dawood, and I'll be happy Imam Allah. A man vowed to sacrifice a camel at the shrine called buana.
He asked the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
if his vow was permissible.
I wanted to sacrifice at that place I vowed.
So can I do that? He asked the messenger Salim. The prophet SAW Selim asked the audience whether Bwana was a pagan shrine, frequently visited by those who worshiped idols, they replied, It was not.
It was not a place where the kuffaar used to hold their types of worship there. The messenger sallallahu Sallam then inquired if the pagans celebrated their feasts, and held anniversaries at that sight. Again,
he answered, No, the man said, No.
So the prophet SAW Selim said, fulfill your vow.
Now you can slaughter.
Why would the prophet SAW Selim asked about that place?
I want to slaughter an animal. What has the place to do with
with the slaughtering, with the sacrifice?
With the Chabot?
Following their steps?
Yes, you want to say something? The same thing.
But does that make a check?
If someone sacrificed in that place?
does it become sick or not?
Why would the prophet SAW Selim asked about their anniversaries about their feasts? Do they did they did it there or not?
became like a tsunami. They followed them after him and he did. And if he went and did something that the machine used to do, and the Muslim saw that
in the presence of profit, it will become less of a center it will become also
so it's it's back again to the same thing, copying the kuffaar If he did,
yeah, but the prophet SAW some himself asked him
where the kuffar celebrating their they sacrifice anything there. All of these things are involved in Al Qaeda,
while you are slaughtering in that place,
You give the sacrifice in that place.
If it's like any other place, then you don't go there.
Shake of imitation? Yes. If you do it, copying the kuffaar.
Now, in order to understand exactly the issue of sacrifice, you need to read the book, page 76.
Do you have the book?
Please open? Yes.
Yes, you don't, you don't resemble the kuffar
by slaughtering or sacrificing. And there are places of worship.
That that's correct. I want you to open chapter nine, page 76. What are your books?
read the footnote, it's very important because it is divided to four types. Sacrifice is divided into four types. That's what
the author mentioned, the first slaughtering while making an offering by some name.
So you say In the name of Allah subhanaw taala. Or you say in the name of Jesus, in the name of
Hall, whatever you you may say, so this is the first type.
And then we have
the second type,
which is also divided to two situations. So in general, we have two types and four situations,
whether you mentioned the name of Allah, In the name of Allah, and you sacrifice for the sake of Allah.
Or you mentioned the name of Allah, but you sacrifice to other than Allah. It's not for the sake of Allah. Or you do not mention the name of Allah. But your intention is to sacrifice for the sake of Allah. Or you don't mention the name of Allah subhanaw taala. And your intention is not even for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala. So we have four situations, which one of them is sick? And the fits the sheikh? Is it major or minor Sheikh, which one of them is not sure? If it's not sure? Is it permissible or prohibited?
There are two pages 7677 the footnote, it's very important. You have to read it.
I don't believe we have the mic. Otherwise, I would have asked some students to read but it's really important.
To understand the issue of sacrifice, if you sacrifice for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala you mentioned the name of Allah, then it is permissible.
If you don't
mention the name of Allah subhanaw taala. But you don't also mention any other name just because you forgot. And your purpose is not to honor glorify someone else, your purpose is only to eat, then it becomes an issue.
And that's why we discussed this issue.
Because in the issue,
the the manufacturers, the
companies that they produce,
beef, ground beef, and chicken,
they are not doing this, to glorify someone, they are doing this to feed the people to get the money. So there is no religion involved here, it's money. But do they mention the name of Allah subhanaw taala or not? Then it became an issue of
here what we're discussing the intentions, the purposes, why you are sacrificing in this place? Did you mention the name of Allah subhanaw taala or not? What was your intention? Is it to feed someone or to glorify someone
or to give the sacrifice for the god to Allah subhanaw taala or for false gods, all these are different issues. We have four major issues, basically, if you sacrifice and you mentioned the name of Allah subhanaw taala in the name of philosophy and Allah for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala this is what
this is one type of a bed
and once the blood is shaded, you will get the reward for it. Just like what we do in the aid,
the hate of sacrifice, you're sacrificing In the name of Allah for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala so it's bad and you will get the reward.
You may sacrifice In the name of Allah subhanaw taala. But your intention is not very bad, your intention is to eat and to feed others, guests came to you and they wanted to eat. So you slaughtered animal.
Now, there's nothing wrong with it, but you will not also get the reward,
the reward the sacrifice, so you get the reward of feeding the people,
whether you fed them meat or you fed them anything else, it is the same. Then there is another issue, when you do not mention the name of Allah subhanaw taala. When you say in the name of Jesus, or marry or Zeus or any fake God,
you sacrifice in that name of that false god for the sake of glorification, or for the gods to accept you, just like the pagans, when they sacrifice
for the sake of their idols. Now, is this shirk, or it's not?
It is, is it major or minor?
major shift why
you're sacrificing to other than Allah subhanho wa Taala
is sacrifice type of whether or not
it is and how we define the schilke
diversion of any type of I bother. So is it happening here or not? It is so it is major shift. That's true. It is major shift. So again, you need to understand the situation. Which situation are we talking about?
That that's in regards to
so it is shipped because it is part of a bad what's the evidence that sacrifices are bad?
What what's the evidence?
No one knows. Yes.
But I'm Allison I'm he was asked to sacrifice his son. And instead
Yeah, but maybe this is a specific incident for Brian Melissa. Because not everyone was asked to sacrifice his son.
Exactly. This is the holiness allottee say my prayer
Misaki my sacrifice basil a very good Maja my life, my death belongs to Allah lillahi Rabbil alameen lashari Kala has no partner.
So here it's a command from Allah subhanaw taala Allah commands only
what is lawful commands on the bed? So, holiness allottee when Uzuki Amati Salah it is prayer right. So it is type of a bad
music also is type of bad as Allah says in another eye for suddenly become one have performed the prayer and the sacrifice the not.
So it is type of a bad that because Allah commanded it, and the law commands that which is a bad.
So it is a type of I bet that that means if you divert this type of data to other than Allah, it is a major shift.
we're moving to another story.
A man entered Hellfire for a fly only because of a fly.
This issue is discussed in the book, page 79.
And in chapter 10, page 484. So all these pages, you need to read it to understand this like the issue of sacrifice.
Do not think that sacrifice means it has to be a big thing. Sometimes sacrifice is only by intention.
Just like this Hadith, Hadith of the fly
to people they were
passing by road.
And on that road, there were a group of people
and they said we will not let you go until you sacrifice something
for our gods.
The first man he said
I have nothing to sacrifice
They said you have to sacrifice even if it's a fly. He said, I will not sacrifice anything to other than Allah subhanho wa Taala.
So this man was admitted paradise, the other man.
He was asked to sacrifice something. And he said, I have nothing. They said, sacrifice even if it's a fly
and the sacrifice to fly, and he entered Hellfire, why? It's only a fly. Why is that? Because he did something to other than Allah subhanaw taala. Now this hadith is weak. But again, some scholars they talked about it,
why a man would enter Hellfire for a flight on
the act itself the intention.
His intention was to sacrifice to other than Allah, while Allah says your sacrifice should be only to Allah, Lina it belongs all of these types of worship, prayer, sacrifice, all what you do in your life, and even how you die. It's all should be
to Allah subhanaw taala for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala. Yes.
say and do what you're asked, but your intention is not there. Yes.
intention was not that.
Yes, this is a good question, because even now, some scholars said what's the ruling of that man? He was admitted, Hellfire
is going to be there forever. Did he commit major shift or minor shift? Some scholars said he committed minor shift because he did not want to they forced him.
So his intention was not to sacrifice what he did it. He committed minor shift. Other scholars said no, he committed major shift, because he could have done just like the first man. So scholars differ on this issue. And it's mentioned also in the book. You need to read
the commentary on the book, we don't have enough time actually to read it. I would love to, but we don't have the mic and
it's, we're getting behind.
Other forms of shirk
are mentioned in these chapters, chapter eight, page 66 chapter 11, page 89
you need to read
and chapter 12, page 91 811 and 12
and chapter 13, page 94 but that's where we will, we will discuss it later.
When it comes to the DA
that's the topic of tomorrow inshallah. But now we are moving on
seeking blessing from other than Allah subhanho wa Taala.
Seeking blessings from other than Allah subhanho wa Taala.
Is this a type of a better or not?
yes. Yes, it is. Why?
blessing, what's the blessing? Yes.
Why? Whoever says this, why
Why it is a bad. What's blessing? Exactly?
It could be Rama, mercy.
Aren't we forgiven for things that we are forced to do? Yes, we are forgiven. But was he forced or not? That's the question. was the man of the fly forced or not?
Let's say someone believed that this plastic it has special power in it. So I need to use it because it gives me extra strength.
It gives me blessing, it is blessed.
Or there is a man he gives blessings. I need to touch him. Once I touch him, what will happen to me? Again, the blessings, the forgiveness, so and so. So what's the ruling here?
minor shirk, Why
cry or act of worship rather than or not? Even really asked the man for blessing which has been with him to get the most
you're seeking some help from him
while you're not committing shirk,
you didn't commit an act of major sacrifice for him
because they want his blessing.
But in this case, you go and visit him while you go there. I just believe he could give me blessing.
Okay, shut up, okay.
Now, now what if this man,
this man was able to give me this blessing?
How? If he was, does it become sick or not?
It's proven. Let me give you an example. The prophet SAW Selim. Can you seek the blessings from the messenger Selim?
When he was alive? Yes. Why?
Yes, the Sahaba did it and there was blessing for the messenger salam, right. But what about later on after the Prophet sessemann a man comes now and he says you agree that I can seek blessing from the prophet SAW Selim.
So now because there is a scholar and he's a follower of the messenger Salaam, so I will seek the blessing from that man.
Yeah, they are not telling you we go to the grave of the prophet SAW so let me go to someone who's a who inherit this knowledge this blessing from the messenger assassin.
Is it allowed or not?
They want the blessing. Yeah.
If the person is alive, it's okay.
Exactly. They are seeking something from him.
Not from his daughter.
Yeah, touching him. You touch him and you get the blessing.
Yes, go ahead.
Okay, no one did it. I agree with you. No one did it. Neither abubaker nor Omar. But does that make it forbidden? Just because they did not do it?
It is because
brothers in Egypt, they don't they do not go to mosque that has great
because people in Egypt
This is something different to go to. That's not what we're talking about. to go to a Masjid where there is a grave or not. But again, that's, you see, it's important to to picture the situation in your mind before you give the ruling. So you won't be confused. Can you get the blessings from someone?
If you say No, you're wrong. Why? First because this someone he may have the blessing like the messenger sighs Allah.
Can you seek the blessing from someplace?
Again, it depends. If you say yes, you may be wrong and if you say no may be wrong, why do people go to Mecca?
Does Mecca have special place a special interest?
importance it has blessings, but who told us that it has blessing?
Allah subhanaw taala
Allah said that he put his blessing there.
Let it be bacchetta Mubarak and it has blessings. Now the messenger send them
why he was blessed
because he was nice looking.
Because it's the Messenger of Allah. So Allah subhanaw taala put the blessings in him. So if you seek the blessings from a lawful cause, like the messenger Solomon is alive, like
Cada, according to Islam, then what this is permissible. But if you seek blessing
from other than Allah, from human beings in causes that it was not given to them, or it was not proven that they have it like a scholar, you say if you wanted the blessings, you go and visit him just by visiting him, you will be blessed, you'll notice the change in your life.
What's the ruling?
In that case? Is it permissible or not? Why?
Other people have said that
So the issue is whether he's alive or not, what if he is alive, but he cannot do it? You think he can? And he says I can
I give you the blessing.
Did Allah approve this? Do you have an evidence that you are blessed?
Did the prophet SAW Selim give you that thing? If If you did, then I will tell you go ahead. If not, then you cannot.
You cannot be blessing others.
Yes, exactly. That's what the Christians do. That's what the pagans did, why they wipe on their idols
because they felt that they will harm them or they will protect them.
Now, if you come and say, give me your blessings, I want to wipe over your body because you worship a lot more so I will get the blessings is that allowed or prohibited?
exactly. What's the evidence that you are blessed? Or I will get the blessings?
If there is no evidence then it is forbidden. But is it shark or not?
Is it shark or not?
It is minus shark Yes, that's true. It is minus ship.
It is minus shake because they are doing a cause a means to the major ship.
Can you seek blessings from your elders? Like? What do you mean by elders?
Now remember, there is very important Hadith from a block lazier of the law one.
at the time of the Battle of her name.
They passed by a tree. It's called that to unmarked
that one What?
destination for the pagans. They hang their swords on it. They put like ribbons, they put things on it to get the blessings from that tree. So they passed by it and the Prophet and the companions. They were newly Muslims. This happened right after the opening of Mecca. Many of the companions were newly Muslims, Walker, the life hero, they allow him he is narrating this story. And he said
some of the companions who were new, they asked the messenger sallallahu wasallam.
To do for them the same thing. This is what the pagans did. They had a tree where they seek the blessings. We want the tree for us a Jelena data and not assigned for us make for us a tree that you get the blessings from it. What did the prophet SAW Selim do?
instead? Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, this is the sin and this is the same way of the Jews and the Christians. You are following their footsteps
and he reminded them with the story of masala Salah
when his people worshiped the calf,
worshiping the calf is it major or minor?
Major schicke it's worship to other than Allah subhanaw taala
He told the companions that you are following their footsteps.
And of course, the companions did not do it.
This Hadith is very important. And when you read it in the book, you will find like 10 to 20. Lessons from this hadith only the most important thing what the companions intended to do. They asked the messenger send them to,
to put for them something like what the kuffaar had.
So the prophet SAW Selim told them, You are just like doing what the kuffaar did.
Although they did not do it, yet he still condemned what they did.
Although these are new companions,
the prophets I seldom admonish them. This is the footsteps that you're following the footsteps of the people who worship the calf. Even though the companions themselves, they did not do it. And they are new, they just intended. So there are great lessons here.
That even if someone who has the knowledge, he may fall in a mistake, he needs to be reminded.
Those companions, they were excused because they were newly Muslims.
And they were excused also because they did not do it.
If they did it, let's say just if for the sake of argument, they did it, they took a tree as their destination for blessings. What will happen then?
No, after even at the time of the messenger selling,
if some people did it, they came to that tree
and they saw the blessings from that tree.
What's the ruling here,
minor ship or major Shirky.
It becomes major shift it becomes like a bat that the prophet SAW Selim gave the example you are doing just like the people of Musa did.
So it becomes major shift.
But there is a difference
between this and when you go to someone, you are seeking the blessings. Because you think that Allah subhanaw taala gave him some blessings. While Allah did not. While here in the tree, you cannot even think that way. It's like an idol. You are worshiping that idol. So it's a major shift.
Now, another issue we have which is vowing to other than Allah subhanaw taala
vowing to other than Allah subhanaw taala How does it happen? How does the veiling happen? How does it take place?
How does it happen?
Exactly I vow. Now first of all, is vowing. Now we discuss the following rules, in fact, so why we discuss it here in our VEDA, is it an issue of al Qaeda
vowing is bad? Why it's another because Allah loves it. You don't have another they fulfill their vows. So Allah called it a bad so if it's a bad then if you diverted to other than Allah it becomes shirk.
So vowing to other than Allah subhanaw taala is shirk, it could be major shift, when you go to
dead or alive.
And you tell him if you
cure my son,
I vowed to do this and this
is this ship or it's permissible?
Or do you think?
If you go to a doctor,
and you tell the doctor, if you cure my son, that's what I will give you I vow to give you a song. So
Who cares? A lot. It's not the doctor, you vow to the doctor or you vow to Allah subhanaw taala.
What if you vow to other than Allah, or Jesus or Lord or whatever they say, Christians or Jews, or pagans are horrible. If this happens to me, I vow to you, I will do such and such I'll sacrifice 10 camels for you.
What is this major or minor? It is major, it becomes major. It's the type of provider that you are diverting to other than Allah subhanaw taala so it becomes major
and the last issue for today, which is seeking refuge
What do we mean by seeking refuge? What's the refuge
they are they're
seeking shelter protection.
Can you seek this from other than Allah subhanho wa Taala
is it permissible or not?
alarm system can you put a large alarm system
Why isn't a lot of protector
What about the bodyguard?
Can you put bodyguard
not to die, but there are people they may have hurt you and yeah,
very good do depend on him or depend on Allah subhanaw taala and you take him as means the same thing. If you fear something wrong will happen to you. And instead of turning to Allah subhanaw taala you turn to someone
and you tell him please help me protect me.
Is this permissible or not?
it is permissible.
In his early days, masala is set up didn t help the
one of the children of Israel against the Egyptian man for stellata who led the machete he asked Musa for help. So why we discuss it if it's permissible then why we discuss it in the chapter of shark.
intention, intention and action always there are two things intention what's your intention? you depend on Allah subhanaw taala you rely on Allah subhanaw taala and you take this as means or not? Is this person able to help you or not? If you ask help from someone that cannot help then it becomes
in principle even if they can help you should always ask Allah Spano tala, but you can take the means. But if you ask someone to help you while he cannot help you, then it becomes schicke
Okay, yeah, that's good. So inshallah we answered this question. And with this, we will conclude our session for today have Salalah Solomon Hammond on Saturday. Is there any question? Go ahead.
The last, the last statement, I said is clear. If you seek help from someone with something they could help you with, it's not sure. But it's also disliked, because it contradicts the full reliance on Allah subhanaw taala. That's why the prophet SAW Selim took pledge from some of the companions, not all of them, because not all of them were able to fulfill it. Some of them they gave the prophets are setting the pledge that they will not ask anyone to help them.
Even if something fall from them, they will not ask people to help them they will take it themselves. So if you ask help from someone, if you seek refuge with someone who could help you, it's not something supernatural, something unseen. And he can help you then it is permissible. It's not recommended but it is permissible. It's not sure. When you ask something
which is not in their hands, then it becomes shirk
and other questions