Channel: Ismail Kamdar
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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam ala rasulillah. I'm about. So today's lecture or discussion is focused on the actual one topic of aqeedah. That I do not like discussing. And that is called the issue of destiny. And the reason I don't like to teach or discuss this topic is actually two reasons. Number one, because Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam himself stated that we should not Delve too deeply into this issue, we should simply believe in it. And that's the position I take, I avoid going too deep into this topic. And simply, I simply tell people what to believe and not why to believe it when it comes to the issue of God. And a lot of
people don't like this approach, because they want everything to be logical, they want everything to be rational, they want everything to make sense. And that's not always the case when it comes to trying to understand that which is beyond human comprehension, which is really what coordinated that's the second point. The second reason why I do not like teaching the topic of God is because this concept is something that is beyond human comprehension, the idea of infinite knowledge, infinite power, infinite.
all of these things, the finite mind simply cannot comprehend, comprehend how it works and why it does what it does. And how we did we simply believe it is, we believe Allah has infinite knowledge. How does that work? We can never understand it, right? We believe Allah has power over everything, how that manifests in our day to day life. There's aspects of it that people find hard to grasp. So just, you know, a little point before I begin, I'm going to do a lot of reading today. I'm not going to be that much explanation. I believe that the how his points that he mentioned is simply enough. Whatever is mentioned in either the hardware regarding coder, simply believing that is enough
without understanding how can I be bill Octavia, just accepting Allah said this, so we believe it Rasulullah saw some say that so we believe it. And so we're going to begin on page nine with a similar topic that we need to cover before we're going to cover and this is related to coddle and that is the covenant Allah to Adam Ali Salaam and his progeny. Right so this is actually about the fitrah but it's it's very closely linked to Carter. So let's read through the section and explain it briefly. Before we get into the actual topic of today, we'll miss up on the the aka hula hula Allah with audible to hear the the covenant that Allah took with Adam alayhis salam and his descendants is
a reality. But only my load the other female abusers are the unbeatable agenda or ultimate winner, General the wider color user to desire
to meet her. Allah has always known the exact number of people who will enter Jannah and the exact number of people into jahannam. Every single one of them this number one either increase or decrease because Erica for FEMA alima Minho, who, likewise the actions of people, he knows amongst them exactly what they are going to do. So he starts off talking about the covenant and it leads into God. So what is this covenant? So this is mentioned in other books of a pita. My teacher, Dr. Bill Phillips has an excellent section on this covenant in his book The fundamentals of dough heat, I highly recommend reading it. That chapter specifically, talks about the fitrah and the covenant. I
remember once I was teaching that in a class, one of the Christians attending the class to be Shahada, and converted to Islam because this concept of the fitrah is so powerful. So in Islam, we believe in a in the concept of the fitrah. The fitrah simply means that every human being has within them a natural disposition towards certain things, a natural inclination to believe in one called the natural inclination to know God know the purpose of life, to want to please God to want to worship God. These are natural inclinations, or natural understanding that certain things are good and other things are evil. Human beings naturally know that murder, and stealing and lying are evil,
even if nobody teaches them this and human beings naturally know that, you know, certain things are good as well. For example, taking care of your family, and working hard and being truthful and honest, we naturally know these things to be to be good. So this nature within us, this natural compass of right and wrong is called the fitrah. Now where does the picture stem from? Many of the scholars of Akira say it stems from the covenant to Allah to the handle to the Adam and his descendants. So the story is hinted at in the Quran, it's mentioned briefly in the Quran, but he's explained in details in the Hadees and the story goes as follows that left to the handle with the
other when he created rW Salaam he extracted from the backup of Elisa
The souls of all of his descendants, and he split them into two groups. One group, we're going to be the people of Paradise, the other group, we're going to be the people of help. And he asked the souls, do you recognize me as your Lord? And they all said, Yes.
So there's several points that we extract from this Hadees. Number one, our souls were created long before our bodies. Now there is difference of opinion on this point. But I hold to this position, which is the position of Abraham, that the souls were created on that day, and they lived, in other words, our world in the world of the souls until the day when they are put into T foetus. 120 days update is
formed in the mother's womb, right to the soul existed, this is the position I owe, there is a difference of opinion about this point. I suggest, take a note of that. Point number two, we have within us within our souls, a recognition and belief in one God who is beyond description.
And this recognition, a belief in one God stems from that day, when our souls were before Allah, and recognize Allah. And so our mind, our body and mind was not there. And that's why our body and mind does not remember it. But our soul knows it. And this is why Islam conforms to the fitrah of humanity. And this is why I consider the fitrah to be the most powerful Dawa to that if you want to call someone to Islam. I found into my experience, the best way to do it is to appeal to the vitra. Just a few weeks ago, we were at the masjid and we had an open house day for for non Muslims who come to the masjid ask us questions. And in my presentation, I spoke about the Islamic concept of
the fitrah. And I spoke about the concept of Allah being unlike anything you can imagine, Lisa, obviously, he she, and one of the ladies attending, she was an agnostic. And she loved this concept. And she wanted to research it further and learn more about it. Because she said one of the reasons she left Christianity and became agnostic, it because she her nature, could not accept the idea of a human God. And what Islam teaches sounds much more natural and much more in line with what you naturally believe. And so May Allah guided, she's still not Muslim, as far as I know. But inshallah does seem to plateau on the table. Again, it just shows how important the fitter is at in our tool.
Don't ever underestimate, you know, because we spend too much time when it comes to Dawa with philosophy and comparative religion,
and reputations, and answering questions. A lot of time, all you have to do is appeal to someone's fitrah, and just enough to bring them back towards Allah subhanho wa Taala.
The third lesson we take from this is the lesson of God and God of our destiny. From the time our souls were created, Allah already knows who's going to paradise and who's going to have here He knows everything, we go into every word, we're going to say every sin, we're going to come with every good deed because you do. Allah knows everything. And then the question that the Sahaba had based on that, and the question, we have this or that, and the question there all of humanity has based on that is, what's the point in of doing anything? Or what's the point of life if Allah already knows who's going to paradise who's going to and this is where the entire controversy of
coddle comes in, or that has led to the two extremes, right, these two groups you need to be aware of when it comes to Qatar, the two extremes are and Islam is of course, the middle part. So the two extremes are the car the rear and the job rear. Korea, those who deny the job Maria Jebel means to force the word algebra comes from the same route, JOB, JOB, JOB. Ria means those who believe we are forced by the fetus, they believe that we have no say at all in anything we do. It's all just control that was behind our dollar. So these are the two extremes we will fell into about this concept. Some people I just said, cause it doesn't make sense. There's no such thing as corder and
it became part of the criteria. Other said, there is no willpower besides Allah. Allah knows everything. Allah controls everything, therefore, nothing matters. Nothing matters. That's what he said, because we have no control. We have no free work. We have no choice. Both of these are extreme. The understanding of our hopes and our drama lies in the model. What is the understanding was when I was on my way, let's go through that and see what Harvey has to say about this. So the next chapter is a quarter.
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right. What's he do man say that because the law was shaping human shape here because of what
Those who are blessed. The Blessing is called a robot It is Allah destinies Allah will. And those who are cursed or those who are damned yesterday to translation those who adapt adapt by the order of Allah.
Now this is the important point, this next line, this next line by how we summarize my entire understanding of corder and why I don't go too deep into this topic, and you can see how his understanding as well
as to how he says, what is real other similar, the other, the heartbeat
the essence of God is a secret of Allah regarding his creature. corder is Allah's secret. Only Allah can comprehend the understanding. Human beings are incapable of understanding the whys in the house of God.
The only way to ever really accept the the, the issue of cultural property is to accept the fact that Allah has infinite knowledge. Allah has infinite power. Allah has control over all things, yet he gives us free will. How and why that is something we can never understand this Allah secret. Only Allah knows why and how we are answerable to him he's not answerable to us. Lung yet teleology, Alec malacanang, makara, Buddha, Pune borusan. Neither any angels or prophets were given
any were given this knowledge meaning, the knowledge of all of Qatar, only Allah has. Right? Well, then I'll be finishing up work.
The amoako another rupee, Radek Ria de la Hilda was sugarmill Herrmann with urato. Here, this is the main point. This is why I don't go deep into this topic. This is why I prefer not to talk about this topic. This is why I tell people just believe in it without going too deeply into how he says, thinking too deeply about it, and researching it too deeply, is a cause of misguidance, the ladder to deviation,
and a type of sin.
to dwell too deeply on the concept of codder is a type of sin. Why? Because this is trying to grasp l malachite. This is trying to, to go beyond a human level of knowledge to caudalie level of knowledge. This is trying to go beyond the scope of what human beings are capable of creating or of understanding, we have to understand that
our knowledge is finite, there's a limit to what we can understand. Outside of that limit, exists things like infinite knowledge, eternal existence, infinite power, we really cannot conceptualize this topic. So the more we think about it, the harder it is to understand. And therefore, we are told not to think about it. It's not the same as being told not to think about something because it's illogical. Rather, this is not illogical. It's, it's beyond logic. It's outside the realm of human capabilities. Right? To give you the example, an example that we can relate to analyze, above all examples.
Babies cannot understand the decisions that their parents make. Why?
Because a baby's knowledge and experience and wisdom and understanding are nothing compared to that of the parent.
Allah is about all all examples, but kind of Similarly, a human cannot understand the culture of Allah. Because the humans knowledge and wisdom and experience is nothing compared to the infinite knowledge and infinite wisdom of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And so just like how a baby trust its parents, to do what's best with
the human being who accepts coddle trust Allah subhanho wa Taala and trust that the other is whatever is best for them.
And so he continues, and he says,
take extreme caution regarding investigating thinking. And waswas. related to God was versus abakada. What? A lot of people towards atheism, right. Don't think too deeply about it. Again, not my words about how it works. of people get angry with me when I see the fantasy quarter is something you simply believe in without delving too deeply into it. Well, this isn't new. This is what are the how we say this is what Shula sold off while he was selling himself said in the Hadees when he saw the Sahaba debating workorder. He said this is what led to people before you astray. God and he says something to believe in or something to delve too deeply into it. You can't understand it. That's
just the point. You can't understand it in a lot.
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follow up. The same was accorded earlier, Allah has hidden the knowledge of God for His creation. This is crucial. Allah has hidden the knowledge of other from his creation, meaning it's outside the scope of what we can do understand and prohibited them from seeking it. We're not allowed to seek it. We're not allowed to try and figure it out. That Allah says, This is the verse I quoted earlier. He will not be questioned, but what he does, you will be questionable what you
know, people who ask them, why not just put us in Paradise and hell if you already knows who's going.
It's not our job to question Allah. We are the creation We are the servants we are owned. He's the owner, he's the king of kings. He is the the Rasul Allah mean.
We have no right to question him, He created us, he put us here gave us a purpose in life. Our job is to fulfill it, not to ask him why and how he does what he does.
So very importantly, to how he states, whoever asks why Allah has said something, or done something has rejected the judgment of the book, and whoever rejects the judgment of the book is amongst the disbelievers.
Now, again, whenever you read statements like this in the books of Akita, you don't usually to make the fear of people. Either person can commit the act of copper, for say, a word of copper and still be a believer, if it was a one off mistake, right? Or if it was due to ignorance or lack of understanding, so you don't make the fear of people. What are the how are we seeing is that if this becomes your personality, your lifestyle? If someone is genuinely I mean, you see this, the atheist of today, DMC, algebra things like if I had to meet God, I asked him why he gave kids cancer. That's Cofer, right for Muslim to ever say something like that would be covered. Now we all make the fear
of the individual, we make excuses for them. They don't know what they say. They're insanely depressed. Today out of the mind for a second we can make excuses for the individual. But the statement itself is covered and we should avoid seeing it and we should stay away from it. And that's why we don't Delve too deeply into this topic. So
when it comes to quarter, after how he concludes, who has a Joomla tomorrow yesterday with a man who called boo boo only Allah Allah, Pooja terracina, will LD under invite in Amman menholt, omo Julian or involvement of Odin for encouraging more GD conference, India in Momoko, from what I used to email ILA COBOL 11 module what don't get Toby Moscow. He says this summarizes that which we need to know.
That's all you need to know when it comes to God. Allah knows everything. Allah knows who's going to judge knows we're going to join them in, we're going to do, he still gives us the freewill to do it, he still gives us a slide. So our lives become witness for against us. It's our own choice. Right? That's all you need to know. by those whose hearts enlightened for monster Olia for love,
it is the degree of those who are rooted in knowledge because there are two types of knowledge that which is accessible and that which is inaccessible, to deny accessible knowledge is gopher to claim inaccessible knowledge, knowledge is also copper demand is to believe in accepted in the accessible knowledge and to abandon the pursuit of inaccessible knowledge very, very important point, knowledge is of two types that which is available to us and that which is not available to us that which is available to us data which is clearly mentioned in the Quran and Sunnah. It is logic to believe in it and to reject it discover that which is in accessible that is, which is beyond our understanding,
or beyond our reach is no way to know it. The pursuit of it is covered. Right so for example, Elmo high knowledge of the future,
knowing the future isn't just over pursuing knowledge of the future of cover, meaning going to a soothsayer, trying to get the gene into to help you using a crystal ball or some kind of palm reading, even if it leads to nonsense, just trying to pursue knowledge of the unseen, inaccessible knowledge is over. Because you are now trying to get access to Allah secret. Allah did not give us permission to chase articles secret. And so this is called
a secret of Allah.
I believe Allah has knowledge that is infinite. Infinite knowledge includes knowing who's going to paradise who's going to hell it everything we're going to do to to deny any of these points used to deny Allah having infinite knowledge. Right? If someone's Allah doesn't know what's going to help I have been using Allah doesn't have infinite knowledge. If you think Allah doesn't know what I'm going to do tomorrow
Can you sing Allah does not have infinite knowledge. And so believe in Allah having infinite knowledge. by necessity it means we believe in God. And we believe Allah knows who's going to paradise Allah knows is going to help if Allah knows everything.
Not only does he know it, but he continues to the next slide. When you have me know below, he will call me We will be Jimmy Murphy called Rocky. We believe in the low health foods, the pain and everything written within. So what is this talking about?
In another Hadees, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was asked what was the first thing that Allah created. And he said, Allah created a pen and a tablet. And with that pen, he wrote on the tablet, everything that will happen until the end of time. And this tablet is called the Doctor muffles the preserved tablet. So we believe, again, beyond KPIs beyond understanding how or why, how it looks, why he wrote it. That's not our business. We believe Allah has with him, a local muscles, a preserved tablet, on their preserve tablet is everything he has written, everything from his infinite knowledge, everything that will happen in the history of this world of this universe. It's
all written there. We not only believed that the tablet exists and the pen exists, but we believe that everything written in it is true and has happened or will happen.
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whatever happens to a person was never meant to mistake I will ever misses the person
they were meant to receive it. These points are taken from one of my favorite pieces in which the prophets will always give advice to his cousin Abdullah, even Abbas rajala. And who and he told you in the in this Hadees that, know that if all of creation had to gather to harm you, they will not be able to have you on this. And if all of creation have to gather to benefit you, you cannot benefit you and Allah has to work it depends have been lifted, and the pages are dry. And so this is the summary of God. Nothing happens except for what works. And we use this to comfort ourselves in times of difficulty, right? You have a car accident, call the roll up forever hit me was never meant to
miss me. You went for a job interview and you didn't get the job, call the roll up, whatever pushed me was never meant for.
This gives us that comfort. So we don't use it to stop ourselves from doing action. We don't use it to justify our sins, we don't use it to to hold ourselves back from trying. We simply use it after the deal is done when we see the effects of the deal because we don't know our corner until it happens. Right? That's the point we don't know our cut the only Allah
so you'll know you're going to get that job or not. So it's still your obligation to try and get it. If you did watch obligatory upon you trying to get it. If you don't get it, call the roll up. If you get it, call the roll up. Right. But your obligation is to pursue it. And so this becomes a very comforting aspect of God knowing that whatever he does was never meant to sustain his, you know, many people to go down this rabbit hole of what if what if only, for example, to have a car accident, then Allah protect us a child dies, and they get lost in the store. If only I didn't do this, if only I did that if only I never drove there. They've only ever went and they drive
themselves crazy with these thoughts and they fall into depression and some people will fall into suicide because of these kinds of thoughts.
Just this belief in God is a preventative measure against that.
That when something goes wrong, and you tell yourself God or Allah, Masha,
Allah will whatever he will happen. Whatever Allah wanted to happen, whatever hit me was never meant to miss me. No matter what I chose to do that day, the color of Allah would happen if somebody was meant to pass away on a certain day. Nothing we do, can prolong their life. Understanding this
makes the test of life more manageable. I won't say it makes easy. The test of life is not easy life is a test and it's going to hit us hard. And it's going to be difficult. At times, it's going to really really,
you know, make, you know, bring us your point a feeling like we're going to break. But But times like that. It's this is the day comes into our heart when we know whether or not was there for us. And we know that it will, because first it's not just whatever a little will happen. But we accompany that with the belief of Allah being most merciful. Allah be most wise, Allah will be most knowledgeable. Allah knows what's best for us. So I do get that job because the jobs are good for me. That person has to wait because maybe there is somewhere in that in this world or the next, maybe the person will intercede for me on the Day of Judgment can be though only Allah knows. And so
we have to live our lives in a way where the corner of Allah protects us from depression and anxiety, knowing and trusting it's not just about knowing that a lot of everything but it's trusting the gods of trusting that Allah knows best and He will give us what is best for us.
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Walla faki. Mr. Murthy, we're already very, very beautiful statement but are we, the servant must know, what must we know. The servant must know that the knowledge of Allah of everything that exists in his creation has already proceeded. right a lot already knows everything. He measured all of it perfectly. With perfect measurement, judgment and finality. Nothing can be reduced from it added to it or removed from a change to be diverted from a decrease from it or increased from it.
No changes can be made to Costa Rica, Allah has decreed someone's going to live in this world for 35 years, nothing can change. If someone has decreed that Allah has decreed that someone is going to make $10 million in their entire life. Nothing can cause them to make more than that, or less than that. If Allah has decreed that someone is going to go blind at a certain age, no one can change them depends on lifted at the end construct. The model is already worked out. So also what's left for us to do them. And then this is the question that people ask, if gotta realize already all worked out. What's left? What What do we do?
What do we do is that we have good thoughts about Allah, we have hope in his mercy. And we work for gender, right? Because life's a multiple choice test. That's the way I look at life is a multiple choice test. We don't choose our tests. But from the options in front of us, we choose the best option, just how positive of life so we don't decide how much money we make in our lifetime. But we do decide whether the money is
weighted Baraka or not, by the choices we make with that money, how we earn it, how we spend it. We don't decide how long we live in this life.
But we do decide what we do with the time that's given to us. This is really
how you're supposed to utilize the knowledge of God and so he sums up this section by saying was only coming up to him and he was really mad about you while you have a lot to veto. He did like the halo or bat color the RFP kitabi ohana kakula Shane waka
waka to Allah pecan Amro hecho de ramaco Dora povidone mazzara colega Whoville cordery colborn supima Coco de Gama Selby why we work me, Weaver Hasina ABC run kutiman for other Bhima Pahlavi, a falcon people. So we conclude the chapter on quarter by saying all that is from the beliefs, the fundamental beliefs
and the recognition of the dough heat of Allah subhanho that means it will be
you believe in the Ruby of Allah Subhana Allah is the Lord of everything, of everything means he controls everything, he owns everything he knows everything. So part of that you believe in God. So, color is from the essential beliefs and from a total healer will be a part of the healer obeah the how Allah says in the Quran, he created all things and measured the quarter perfectly. And he said the command of Allah is a precise measurement. So woe to him whose heart becomes ill regarding God, he has headed down the path of delusions, seeking the knowledge of the unseen and in secrets, he ends up a sinful liar because of you to what he has said. So as to how we conclude by saying, we
believe in God, it is a necessary part of believing in endohedral opia if you believe Allah controls everything you believe in God, if you believe
Allah knows everything you believe in God, it is a necessary part of the healing.
But we do not seek after its details. And the one who seeks after its details and tries to understand it too deeply and tries to go too deep into into what and why and how to go astray. And so somebody's gonna yell and obey, Allah said, we believe it. And we don't go any deeper into it. Now later in the book, we move on. And we're not done with the topic, by the way, because later in the book, The topic of God comes up again. And we cover that now for the rest of the session.
But this is from a different perspective. So the capacity to do deeds and the answering of the wires, these are two more aspects related to cutter, that coming and page 18 onwards, right. So if you open to page 18, there should be a continued Continuing from now. So there's two parts of cutter in the book, one at the beginning, one at the end, put them together for this one lecture so we can cover the entire topic together. Now, even though at the heart, he says we don't go any deeper. On page 17, he goes deeper. And again, why, again, going back to the historical context, he's dealing with the issues of his time. So page 17, raises issues are discussing issues raised this time by the
job area to Korea and Mozilla regarding the belief in God that the one of the issues of debate at the time is that Allah create our actions, right, there's a lot credo actions, how much power do we actually have to do things? I mean, when we speak is is our own power is the power of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And so this is the next section. What is data up to the chornobyl fel capabilities accompanied by deeds? Well, it's data to the D word up here, fellow widow vehicle Atilla user former grupo de de Poonam alpha Well, one monitor will be hit you have to see it well we'll see. We'll see what Ankeny was allotted. Lucky for here, cobbler pal, well behaved the other coffee darbuka Paula
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translated in explain it, the ability to do things, that which makes actions compulsory,
which cannot be ascribed to a creative being alone without the action, right to the ability that is required to do things automated compulsory is that which
is done by the person do you belong to the person as to the ability in terms of health capacity capability and sound means this is before the action and this is?
What is Allah referring to? He says, Now you call it follow Nuff said. Nobody's held responsible except for what is within the ability will follow the butthole cola Walker spoon may not give up the actions of Allah created by Allah but done or earned by the servants, whether you call it for Lord Allah, Allah, your ego or your ego in lavaca lavabo zero is a holdover Pooja illa Billah. Allah does not hold people responsible for what is they are not capable of.
And they are not capable except for what you're responsible for. This is what is meant by La hawla wala quwata illa Billah there is no power or strength besides Allah. So okay, let's stop here. And before we continue,
when we talk about the concept of
our power to do things, our ability to do things,
this there's really two parts to it.
One part is in Allah's hands, and the other part is in ours. And we are only responsible for what is within our capability. So for example,
we are responsible to prefer Allah because Allah has created within us the capability to pray. So
if Allah takes away from someone to capability to standard pre Salah,
then the obligation that person changes and he can sit and pray so, why, because law you call the follow up son in law which Allah only holds people accountable for what they are capable of doing. If Allah takes away a capability from us, then our responsibilities decrease accordingly. Right. So someone who Allah has given well to it is obligatory upon them to give zakat. If Allah removes somebody's wealth from the life, the obligation of the car no longer remains, right because our obligation is in
it is in conformity to our capabilities. And when you look at this concept, you can see the difference between what is in our control and what is not in our control. Our health, for example, is not in our control completely. I mean, of course we can live a healthy lifestyle, we can exercise you can diet, we can do all of this and we must evolve and it's part of our obligations. Well the burden on your body has a right over you.
By the end of the day. If allow was cancer for a person. What can you do about it? Well, Allah wills you going to die of unknown or a new disease tomorrow. There's nothing you can do about it.
That's beyond our capabilities. Right. In other words for someone to go blind if it takes away their sight, they now no longer responsible for lowering the gaze. Because that responsibility only comes with capability. And so Allah created our actions. If you look at the action of seeing Allah created as action, we earn it, we use it, we can look at the book of Deen and get the reward for studying the deen. We can look at something haram and get the sin of doing something wrong. But the action of looking is something created by Allah. And if Allah wills he can not create perception. And he has given us examples of this from people who cannot see two people who cannot hear two people who
cannot talk to people who cannot walk to people who cannot do anything. every type of person you see is an example of the power of Allah subhanho wa Taala, that he has power over everything. And each person's testing life is different. And each person is only tested according to the capabilities. And so we should never think that this power is from us. We should never think that our eyesight or hearing or speech, our physical fitness or anything is because of phobia. There should not be any arrogance or boasting relatedness we should completely understand and comprehend that all of this is the creation of Allah. Allah created our health, Allah created our eyesight, Allah created our
speech, and he can take it away. As long as we have it, we are obligated to use it in a way that is pleasing to Allah subhanho wa Taala if Allah takes it away from us, and that is a test for us, but we no longer obligated to use it in a way that Allah Subhana Allah has, for Allah has made obligatory because we no longer have the ability. Right? So our our obligation is in line with our physical capabilities. And our physical capabilities are called the robot. And this is what we mean when we say, Hola, hola, Hola, quwata illa Billah there is no movement of power besides with Allah. And the best example I can think of, of this is the story of Prophet Ibrahim alayhi salam, when he
and his wife Sarah, were traveling, and the king took his wife away, and reached out to grab her and he couldn't move his hand got paralyzed, right, until she made to offer him to to return to normal. What is that? That is Allah showing us La hawla wala quwata illa Billah there is no movement of power without Allah. You cannot even move your hand unless Allah wills it. And we don't think about this. And we take this for granted. And we go with our lives for granted not realizing that Allah wills within a second, he can stop our hands and he will be able to. Because every action we do, is created by Allah. Every movement we make is created by Allah, every bit of power we have is created
by Allah and he can take it away in a moment's notice. There is no movement of power without Allah. If somebody wants to hit you, and Allah wants to protect you, he can paralyze that person's head, he can make a person for a conscious, he can take that person so he can do whatever he wants, because he has power over all things. La hawla wala quwata illa Billah This is such a powerful, powerful concept to understand and to grasp, it really makes the believer firm and strong and makes us realize just how powerful Allah subhanaw taala is. And so he continually says when akula he literally I heard in one of the I had bought a hydrocodone liadan and masa de la Illa de mundo de la
he was in a coma cittadella well, so what's the body IE libido killer is no strategy from anyone except for Allah. There is no movement of anyone except from Allah. There is no transference of action between anyone except from Allah. There is no disobedience of Allah except by the permission or rather the enablement of Allah.
There is no power to obey Allah except from Allah. And there is no ability to be firm upon his fate except for Allah makes it easy for both our capability to sin and our capability to do good deeds from Allah.
And sometimes we forget that Allah has given us free will and given us body moments. if Allah wills he can take everything away from us, someone who is using the strength that Allah has given him to do Hara, they will be held responsible for that on the Day of Judgment. Allah may not take their power away from them in this world. Because life's a test. Obviously we live to be a test there has to be that free will to commit evil, otherwise there is no test.
Now sometimes Allah says people are miracles, but most of the time, evil takes place, not because Allah wants it, but because Allah is testing us. And that's the only way for the test of life to take place but it's still the will of Allah in the sense that
has the potential to stop it, but he doesn't because this is a test for him.
Right? So we'll call you Shane. Yes really mushy mushy in a delight Allah Allah He will he call about machine to machine equals Hello Baba healer
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okay the same was brought in and again that's really the main first quarter. He says all things happened by the word of Allah His knowledge, his decree and his power, his uh his quarter, his word overpowers all other words his decree opos all other decrees, he does whatever he wants and he is never adjust. He is not a Christian, but what he does, but they will be questioned. Again, this verse really summarizes our entire understanding of whether or not
we are answerable to Allah, he's an article twice. So sometimes your question, for example, from young people like,
why does Allah allow rape?
Well, Allah doesn't allow the creep.
He lets you take place but the person is going to be held accountable for it either in this world or the next one vote does not allow us that's a test for both people involved, the one who is oppressed and the oppressor will be tested. Right, the oppressor will be held responsible and the oppressed will be rewarded for the suburb and, and they formed this appointed Dean and they trust in Allah is justice.
So it's a test of Allah, Allah allowing, we have to understand that we talk about the word of Allah, there's two aspects to the days, his legal world, and his creation or his legal will meet what Allah wants us to do. Allah wants us to be judged. Allah wants us to be righteous. Allah wants us to be worshipers of Allah wants us to be merciful. Allah wants wants us to be compassionate. They see what Allah wants from us, but he doesn't force us to do it. That's the point Allah doesn't force us to do it, because he forces us to do it, then there is no test of life, there is no free will, there is no sin.
It just becomes robots. That's what we become. So instead, Allah has gifted us with free will. If people use that gift for evil, that falls under the aspect of Allah's creation of Allah created the actions, and they are using that action for evil. Right?
Allah created action that usually attribute for example, the action of hitting someone, he can be used for good in self defense, protecting someone can be used for evil for abusing someone, the act of
sexual relations, it can be done as a good deed between husband and wife, or it can be evil in the case of z now even more evil in the case of rape, right, but it's the same action that Allah created. But people can do it in an evil way, or in a good way. And they're rewarded for the good and they are punished for the evil, Allah is not allowing it in the sense of guilt or telling somebody is good or giving a reward for it. Rather, he created an action, someone used that action for evil, they will be held responsible on the Day of Judgment for that action. Don't ever think that people get away with evil. I don't ever think if people get away with evil, whether it's rape,
or it's murder, or stealing, or it's betrayal, whatever it is, if they are not caught and punished in this world, when they do not repent. the afterlife is where everything
is resolved. And that's one of the reasons why we believe in the afterlife. Because not all justice takes place in this world. The ophira is where we will see the justice of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So for anyone who has ever been through any kind of difficulty, that made them question this whole issue of other Allah's power, understand, life is a test. And if bad things don't happen, there is no test. Our test is to trust Allah God and understand that justice will happen, if not in this world on the Day of Judgment, to trust Allah scholar and to trust our less justice, and to understand that law Hola, hola. Illa Allah and if we are truly righteous, and we truly try to please
Allah and obey Allah. Then sometimes even in this work, we will experience verticals like how Sara Ali casola she was not a prophet, but she experienced the vertical of that man not being able to touch
she experienced that. Perhaps you eat chicken experience that's very close, if we are righteous, may Allah protect us all from all forms of evil. The final aspect of God is to
hopefully do I hear was the call to him, but of what in the do the charity observing his benefits for the dead?
Well, I would allow us to do with our God Allah responded to us unfulfilled needs for young lady Polish Allah yakushi Walla Walla afonya on Elijah auditorium, I was installed on Isla del for the book of Allah wa salam. O, Allah controls all things and nothing has any control over him. No one is independent from Allah for the blink of an eye. Whoever thinks they're independent of Allah, even for the blink of an eye has completed over and is from the people of of hellfire. Whether under who you're the
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Allah also gets angry and happy but not like not in a way that resembles the creation. Can we stop there for today on this call with this section there's quite a few topics to cover here.
So, related to this discuss the quarter as we can go to the other aspect related to Qatar is
it already knows everything that's going to happen with us do Africa
and over here the scholars of Akita have divided into two types, the quarter of Allah does in localmart fusion, Allah knows at the corner that is with the angel set which the angels have been given. And they see that you
can change what the angels have been given. But the Allah has infinite knowledge in what he has within the law him of course, he's already written that so and so is going to make to Allah is going to answer do I just change is going to happen. And so, do has an effect. Right do or has an impact in in one's life. This is something that anyone who has ever made you are sincerely from the heart will have experienced that to ours are answered. This is part of our aqeedah to Allah answers, I will kill us. how that relates to coddle again goes back to the mystery of life, how and why this mystery of Allah created us to worship Him. The greatest form of worship is to our therefore we make
to our right this is it. If Allah answered the door or not is up to him because Allah knows what's best for us. Sometimes what we need to ask for is not what's best for us.
To that's the first point that Allah answered our to us, and this is part of the padova Allah knows we're going to make it to our he knows he's going to answer to our hand he knows all of this is going to happen. But it does not remove from us the obligation to make to Allah created us to worship Him. And the best form of worship is to submit to our everyday for everything you need. And don't ever consider yourself not in need of Allah.
So he says, Who ever consider themselves independent of Allah, even for the blink of an eye, even for the blink of an eye has committed over this reminds me of the duality of lush, hula salsa so all your Salah taught us to make every single day every single morning and evening. Yeah, yada yada you establish Nisha and hula, hula, Kenya and have a tougher time.
yada yada you owe the ever living. Always empower your yoga, you're the one always alive, always powerful always existed. Existing for living your higher yoga, you feel rushed medical authorities. I seek help through your compassion or love whatever I need, your compassion is going to give it to me.
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make all of my affairs right from whatever problems I have solved it for me. Look at this Dwight Howard things together. We are telling Allah
I seek assistance in your mercy. Anything that's wrong in my life. I leave it to you to fix it because God the real life on your button. At the end of the day. did not leave me alone. Even for the blink of an eye. Do not leave me to myself do not make me dependent on my own means my own self my own Duff's even for the blink of an eye. Because we are in need of love. every second of our existence. See beautiful beautiful to up
and I highly recommend you not just this but all of the morning and evening to us they are recommended in the sooner you can find him in the book was his non Muslim to fortus. The believer the chapter on morning and evening to us memorize it was make it a habit to recite them after Salah to fortune and after certain Muslim every single day for the rest of your life. These are powerful to us. These are life changing laws. These are to us that really, really improve the quality of life and improve our demand and improve our relationship with Allah subhanho wa Taala. And really, they are from the most important of good deeds that we make these type of the worst part of our life. At
the end of the day. Allah created us to worship Him and the best form of worship is to
next topic covered here is the issue of Allah becoming angry and happy. We believe that Allah has anger and Allah has happy to Allah is pleased. When you worship in police pleased when we meet to argue Allah is pleased when we are good to our family, Allah is pleased will take care of people. All of these things make Allah happy. Allah gets angry at people who common sense Allah is angry at dogs who does believe in him. Allah gets angry at those who walk His Messenger. So a lot while he was Salam and the believers. Allah has angle Allah has happiness. But Lisa can be sneaky. She is not like our angle. It is not like our happiness. We don't go to the house. We don't go into the house.
These are the qualities Allah has described in
Supporting the Quran and the Sunnah. And so we believe in it without going into how, and without trying to imagine it. The final topic for today, such as the first topic covered here, but last is the topic of what benefits to get. Right. So how he says that do our and charity benefited.
And the issue of what kind of good deeds benefits the dead is, it's been a matter of difference of opinion between the short history. And so there are three good deeds, three titles, categories of good deeds, that everybody agrees upon, that they benefit the dead. They all make mention in the single Hadees the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that when someone passes away all of the deeds and except three, knowledge that continues to benefit people, charity that continues to benefit people, and children they make to Africa. And so from here, the
Lama had have derived three broad categories of good deeds that benefit a person after the death, benefit them up to the dead means they can get rid of the punishment of the grave, he continues to pile up a good deed. So the Day of Judgment, they could get a massive, they could have lived for 30 years. And the good deeds could go all the way up to 1000s of years. Right. So it piles up in this way. And so these three categories are number one, it will not be beneficial knowledge continues to benefit people after you pass away, whether it's a book, or it's a visual, void students, and your students, students, whatever it is, any project, where you benefited people with your knowledge, and
that knowledge continues to benefit humanity for generation after generation, you will continue to get a reward for that as long as it was for the sake of Allah. And it's the same with charity. And this way, we get the concept of the workflow. Like technically the word work doesn't come in the Quran, no sooner. But it's derived from this Hadees that you leave behind charity that continues to perpetually benefit people for years to come. So for example, the Lhasa University in Egypt, it is Salah, Houdini, UB had made it a workup for for spreading ill. And he continues to be so right until today. And in many, many examples of destroyed our history. Unfortunately, the majority of them were
shut down during the colonial era when he took over the Muslim lands and didn't understand the water system. And it just destroyed all of it. But
one point in time, certain Western countries have the country with work, like you go to the hospital, everything's free, it's all paid for by your work for you. Your your animal is sick is animal shelter, animal hospitals are paid for by what a woman becomes widow is a woman's home, the entire place is walk free, all paid for Why? Because of this Hadees that Muslims who had money wanted to put that money to use for the sake of Allah. So the money continues to benefit them perpetually, until the day of judgment. And so any Muslim who lived during the golden age of Islam, when they came into money in what to be millionaires is what you put in is they wanted to pile up
the good deeds. And so they took those monies and didn't keep it for themselves, they put it in a walk off. And so they open the university, they open the materials, they open the masjid, they open the orphanage, they open a hospital. And they were 1000s 1000s of these check out the Muslim world. And so this is the second thing. And so he says that acts of charity benefit today, someone died 1000 years ago, people are still benefiting from the work of today, he continued to get the rewards for it, if it were sincerely for the sake of love and accepted by Allah. And the 13 mentioned is the duty of one's children. And the goal of I've expanded this to meet the duty of anybody, anybody,
children are the ones most likely to make your offers. But really, the more people that are making to offer us, the more rewards we're going to get. I mean, just think about the early Muslims. Every time we say the name of Abu hanifa for Mr. Bahari, who are now we are going to email What do we say after we say, Rahim Allah, Allah have mercy on we make to Africa. Can you imagine how many times a day people are making to offer other discreet Muslims, they passed away over 1000 years ago, yet, everyday people are making to Africa.
And this is what we want. We want this to us because we are in need of to us. And so the final lesson to be taken from from this chapter is to leave behind good deeds that benefit us after we die. The believers life is for African, it's not Virginia. Unfortunately, more than time we've gotten so caught up in materialism and capitalism, that we focus on piling up money and possessions and all of this but beyond that, living for Allah to put our money into a walk off, to set up orphanages and Masjid in schools to to leave behind knowledge that is beneficial in the forms of books and courses and anything else to to play such a beautiful role in this world. After we
Die people continue to make to us. This is really what we should be looking for this is really what we should be focusing on. This should be our priority over everything else. Obviously we're the worship of Allah is number one, but this is part of the worship of Allah. These are ways of worshipping Allah subhanho wa Taala. And these are the ways that multiply after we die. Now, there is controversy of boxer Ola on certain actions on Reddit the counter not so when someone passes away.
Can you pray Salah on their behalf? Can you read Quran again, we have historically there's a difference of opinion on this. Right? So for example, Mr. Abu hanifa was of the opinion that it's possible. But even Harper was of the opinion it's not possible. In recent times certain movements have exaggerated this. They declared it a bit
you can't really call something a bit out if more than half of the Order Bar in the history of Islam regarded as permissible. That's that's unfair. It's really unfair. We have people going around today. They see someone reciting karate kid had to shout him and scream at him and tell him this is bizarre and your ability relax. This is a backdrop HDR I there's two positions on the following a different position from you. That can be with me, because there are two schools of thought amongst the Oliver on what type of action benefit to get the first school of thought is that only those actions specifically mentioned in the Quran and Sunnah. Right? So to our charity, knowledge, fasting
hygiene, these are all specifically mentioned in producers to the cloud. The other school of thought is that any good that you do can benefit the dead.
Honestly, I declined to watch that school. Because Allah's mercy is white. And Allah's mercy is his is, you know, beyond our understanding. And so if someone is reciting Quran, and they want to reward you the recitation to go to the dead parents
idol, I believe Allah will accept that from now levels best. But my point is, this is a matter of HDR is a matter of difference of opinion. Unfortunately, overzealous people in our times have made it a matter of Akita and fight about it and they prefer me title lead, and they stop people from reading Quran because they think you're doing better and become a mess. We really have to go back to tolerating differences of opinion understand that in matters of HDR, no matter how strongly you feel about a specific position, you have to give people space to practice the opposite position, if that is what HDR is. To understand that there are these two schools of thought when it comes to what type
of action benefited if you are following one school of thought to not declare the other one better teach not frightened, not hate them, to not break ties with them, they are also following a valid Jihad that 1000s of other parts of history how and Allah except on both sides, each yard in a lightsaber vortex at the end of the day, the safest thing to do is to stick to those days mentioned in the Quran. So now, this is why I like to fill my life with actions that either continuous charity or knowledge of benefits people raising my children to hopefully when they meet people, they may go out for me because hoping that these things will continue to benefit me after I die because this is
how we are supposed to live our lives. You're not supposed to live our lives for this world. You're supposed to live our lives knowing becoming today, we are going to die whether it's tomorrow or in 100 years time we are going to die.
What have we prepared for after that? Do we have charitable resources on going to continue benefiting people after we die? Do we have knowledge that we left behind that going to benefit people after we die? Do we have people we who we benefited who are going to make to offer us after we die these should be major matters of concern us not becoming billionaires, not piling up the latest gadgets not trying to extend our lifetimes to an unnatural level. But preparing to meet Allah with more good deeds that we can possibly do during a lifetime. And the best way to do that is to set up sources of sooie HRV offering water continues after we die.
So with that we come to the end of this presentation started off what the quarter Allah ended up on the topic of solavei Giardia
Can we ask Allah to accept us from us to make us 4.0 here to make us want to people who understand this religion and follow it properly. To make us from those who love people more for Sula, slugs and they have no hatred towards them, to make us from the people of righteousness, to accept our efforts to forgive our sins to guide our souls to keep us for point the straight path and to protect us from falling into any form of deviation. Walking into 111
was salam o Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh