Channel: Jamal Zarabozo
Series: Jamal Zarabozo - Extremism
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From this discussion that we've had so far,
it is clear that extremism and again now we're talking about just from a truly Islamic point of view, ignoring what any names or titles anyone may wish to give us. It is clear that extremism is something outside of the fold of the proper Islam. And it is in essence, a kind of Moncure or something that
an issue is not acceptable within Islamic Society and something that should be
repelled something that should be worked against even within the Islamic Society.
In this lecture today, inshallah I want to discuss or in this lecture in this hour,
I want to discuss what are some of the texts of the Quran and Sunnah related to extremism, and how Allah subhana wa tada has made it clear to us that extremism is something that existed or will exist, and it is something that we as Muslims have to avoid in our lives.
And as I alluded to earlier, if you go to like the Bible, for example, you'll not find any clear cut kind of definition or prohibition or warning even about extremists.
Because we know that the problem is, is the last prophet
to be sent by Allah subhanho wa Taala. And so therefore, it's not surprising to us that any of this kind of direct
instruction from Allah subhanho wa Taala, because there's not going to be any prophets coming out to the problem of mysticism to correct any form of extremism that might exist in this oma. So Allah subhana wa tada has given us the very clear commands
in the Quran and Sunnah
to keep us inshallah along the straight path so that we can avoid both extremes. As I said, both of these are extremes that we have to be very careful not to fall into in our lives. The one extreme, in a sense, you can say, even fall short in applying the minimum of Islam, what does Islam all about?
Well, the other extreme goals tries to go beyond the limits set by the Sharia, in his application of Islam, the two extremes are different,
are very different in their motivations, and so forth. But at the same time, they are extremes that a Muslim will try his best in his life to avoid.
And in fact,
as some, as many of the scholars pointed out,
if you look at the previous,
we look at the previous religions, like Judaism and Christianity, actually, all of their faith really is built upon a kind of extremism in itself.
With respect for with respect to the Jews, the Christians, for example, it is very clear that they went to an extreme with respect to the person and the personality of a solicitor.
They went through an extreme of raising him to the level of divinity.
This is a form of extremism.
And it with respect to the religion of all the prophets of mankind, that Allah subhanho wa Taala synthases an extreme. Unfortunately, some people almost go to that extreme with respect to the problem Hamsa maybe not making him one of the Trinity. But you know, they call him the shadowless prophet. When I first became Muslim, I got a book called The shadowless prophet talking about the farmhouses. I had no clue what you know, I thought that's an interesting title.
I didn't know that. What they mean by that is some you know, some stupid believe that he was not like a real human being. So therefore, his body did not cast a shadow. And then they see they bring some Hadith that says that we walked behind the prophet SAW cinema, there was no shadow or
you know, for me as an American, this is like, it's almost like a vampire what they call vampires here when he looks in the mirror, there's no there's no image that is a kind of extreme the Jews for example, with respect to their people,
And with respect to their human beings even as a whole, they went to an extreme in the sense that they are the chosen people, and they are the only chosen people. And they will always be the chosen people, regardless of their behavior and their actions. And in the mood even, it's even clear, another extreme that they make. And this is maybe why so many Jews nowadays are what you call humanists or what they call humanist is very clear in in the in the Talmud that they make human beings or I should say, Jewish, and in particular Jewish rabbis into God themselves. In other words, more important than God's, you'll find in the tel motel, the Jewish rabbis had to correct God. And
God admitted that he made a mistake and the Jewish rabbis were correct. And
this is quite often in the actually this kind of thing is quite often. And every Muslim In fact,
every Muslim in every Iraq has a slot. You actually asked Allah subhanho wa Taala to keep them on this path, which is avoiding the extremes. As you know, sort of the Muslim
Saracen arena and I'm sorry him, or you don't know who we are a wall of balling.
You think of this kind of framework here. And we'll go beyond aim would be on that side over there.
Because if you look at the modernists, the secularists and the and the liberals they are like the Jews in the sense that they see the truth they read the truth. They know that's the truth. But they find any way to not forward and not apply
and a balling of balling those people who went beyond the extreme without knowledge, thinking that they're playing something which is pleasing to listen.
So even actually this job that we are making, in every rock our salon, it is actually a draw, whether we realize it or not. We're actually asking Allah subhana wa tada to keep us on the straight path and to help us avoid the extreme. This extreme like in the Jews went and this extreme that the Christians were and the prophets I send them.
He told us in the Hadith, this is a Mongolian name it refers to the Jews on the Bollinger refers to the Christian
as I said, whether we realize that fact or not, this is what we're making dua to Allah subhana wa Tada.
And reminds me during the, during the Gulf War, the famous incident that took place in the Gulf War,
in which there came in order to some of the Muslim scholars and Dr. Schiff not to emphasize or not to talk about Allah will borrow, since you know, you have the novelist, try to avoid these issues.
So one of the chef's tools one of the principles of what are we going to do with the Soros In fact, he has
the person What do you mean? He said, sort of confetti is not to guide you to the path of and Moldova lay him in a ball in the princess so he said, Well, the province of cinema told us in Mongolian This is the Jews in Berlin. This is a Christian. So the prince thought about it a little bit and he said, okay, read the surah but don't explain it.
We have to know and we have to know what it is that we are asking for and inshallah The more we know the law our life as a whole will be very clear to us. What it is that we are following gela
one of the general text of the Quran, Allah subhanho wa Taala says tilaka life on a
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This is sort of Baccarat, Baccarat was to 29. So in this, this verse is kind of
it's kind of a very general general verse.
But it tells us very clearly let that Allah subhanho wa Taala has given us commands and limits.
And we have to make sure that we are beyond between those limits, like those lines I put there that those limits set by Allah subhanho wa Taala.
And anytime we go beyond those limits, whether or not we go beyond the limits on one side or the other side, we are actually committing boom, we are from the volume, the volume mean those people who are wrongdoers, and so therefore we may be deserving of the reward of the of the punishment or the displeasure of Allah subhanho wa
Taala tell us these are the limits set by Allah subhanaw taala to not
transgressive. Allah subhanho wa Taala also in another another verse, which is also very general meaning Allah subhanho wa Taala is telling the prophets I send them first the same kind of
woman Serve America whether TEPCO in Houma, Tama Luna bossier, Allah subhana wa tada is telling the province SLM, therefore stand firm along the straight path as you have been commanded
you and those with you who turn unto Allah, and do not exceed the proper bounds. He says, well, all that you do while at Taco, and it is simply a saga. And for example, it's like when this flooding occurs, the water goes beyond its limits and floods out beyond its limits. So we honestly go beyond the limits that have been set by us.
And as I said, as Muslims, we have to realize that we have to realize clearly that there's limits on both sides.
mentioned, many times that anytime there's any time there's any kind of command from Allah subhanho wa Taala. chiffon tries to influence people in one of two ways.
One way is to make them come short and not perform the minimum that this command is asking of them. And the other, the other influence the shadow tries to put over them is to try to take them to the other extreme and go beyond what Allah Subhana Allah has commanded in the Sharia. And inshallah, when we get to some examples, I think
there'll be inshallah clear.
Well, listen, Hannah, without in particular, talking to the island kita. As I said, if you study, really, GitHub, all of the gene really is based on a kind of extremism going beyond the limits, even if you read the Bible, even if you read the Old Testament and the New Testament. And it is clear that the later developments what happened in Christianity is not something really founded in the original Bible, and it is an extremism that day and self invented. So in many places, Allah subhanho wa Taala has talked to the people of the book.
For example, listen what Allah says Yeah, hello Peter vlsfo rufiji Nico, well as opposed to Allah Allah, Allah Allah.
Allah subhanho wa Taala says, All people have the book permit no excessive, do not go beyond the limits in your religion, nor say anything and will not accept the truth. And then Allah subhana wa tada then goes on to talk about a Sally Sadam and do not say that he is one of three which is the Trinity. Again, this is one of the excesses or one of the extreme,
extreme beliefs that they went through in which they raised almost raised Raisa lays them to the position of Allah subhanaw taala or equal to Allah subhana wa tada
Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala also says in the Quran
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Allah subhanho wa Taala says, say for people to book exceed not in your religion, the bounds of what is proper trespassing beyond the truth, nor for the vain desires, the people who went wrong in times gone by who misled many and strayed themselves from the street way.
In fact, as some of the
some of the
some of the scholars in the history of Islam has shown even the idea of the Trinity, if you study Christian history, the idea the idea of the Trinity itself actually is something that they took
the to the Christian, so from other pagans that were around that time and the Roman Empire and so forth. So again, as I said, their foundation is built upon
an extremism and even though these verses in the Quran are directed, or the main message directly to
the people of the book, the message
to the Muslims also is very clear.
That the people the book, they went to an extreme and because of that they strayed from the truth. They didn't stick to the truth that has come from Allah subhanho wa Taala. And because of that, they are people who are lost, or they are people have earned the anger of Allah Subhan with that.
And if the Muslims do the same, they allow themselves to go beyond the limits that are set by them that Allah subhanho wa Taala set for them and clearly set for them. Then they will be following into the same mistakes.
That the people before us have folded into and so therefore they will also they may also earn the anger and the displeasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala and become from those whom Allah is angered with or also stray from the character
in some of the headaches of the process and it also made it very clear that woo woo extremism is something that the Muslims have to be aware of.
And it is something that is very dangerous for the oma as a whole.
For example, in one
in one Hadees, in which the SLM was about to perform the the the general to the stoning of Hajj,
he asked for some pebbles to be brought.
And the Prophet system was brought by one of the companions,
And this is again, this is I think this is very relevant to the issue or the idea of extremism. how someone could use his mind and forget what is the clear command from the phenomenon.
And this will make him straight from the straight path. Because here you are, for example, as it is said, you know, you're stoning the ship on. So if you go now to make hij you find people throwing everything, they're throwing their shoes, they're throwing whatever they can, because in their mind, they are starting to shed light on
what the process has shown us when he brought when he was brought these
these small pebbles. He said yes, this is the kind of pebbles that you should use.
And then the province SLM said, What year come we'll have a gene for in America men can accomplish with
the power system said you must avoid a Be wary of going to extremes in the religion for those people before you.
For the people before you would just were destroyed because of going too extreme in the religion.
So here even though the province of Salem is talking about one act of related to the Hajj, the principle and the wording that He has given us about the law is something general that you have to you have to understand what is this concept and you have to be away from going through any kind of extreme cynicism in the religion as it is a cause or can be a cause of being destroyed, of people being destroyed or someone having his own faith
The prophet SAW Selim also said
and he repeated this three times the process and him said helical alma mater not to those people who go to the extreme most people who go into depth or go beyond
the proper bounds in their speech or their actions these people are destroyed the process and
so here again, I think you're very clear headed doesn't need much comments
from me, also the promises seldom said
learn to shut the door and to sukoon for you said that on a plane up home and shut the door and pushing him for sure that Allahu Allah him for kill the fire whom is the one with the with the are
the province I sent him said do not.
And he said
to me I need to not make things very strict and hard upon yourself. For then Allah subhanho wa Taala will be strict and hard upon you. Really people were strict upon themselves so Allah was strict upon them, and it is their remnants of both people who are in the hermitages and the monasteries. And then the province of Selim recited the personal Quran in which Allah subhanho wa Taala says
that this monotheism we did not ordain it for them, but they invented it for themselves. And they were not able to even
keep up with the thing that they had ordained from themselves.
And this verse of the Quran, Allah I mean in this hadith is Professor cillum. It is clear that to make things difficult upon yourself is also a type of extremism in the faith.
And what what is meant by that,
that Allah subhanho wa Taala has shown us what is the clear path, what is the straight path and there are limits, ending within the straight path. There are many
ways or many aspects of someone can please Allah subhanho wa Taala and worship Allah subhanho wa Taala
Within the proper way within these limits,
and these limits have, in essence, they are taken into consideration all of the characteristics of mankind.
So you find, for example, within the Sharia, you find some commands that everyone
everyone is obliged to follow.
Like, for example, the five daily prayers.
No one is excused from the five daily prayers.
Now, obviously, the five daily prayers take some effort, right?
It's not the you know, you have to take time out, you have to make Budo, you have to stand up, sit down, you know, as you get older, that takes much more and more and more effort.
But this kind of effort,
because of the results that is presumed producing, because of the action itself, this kind of effort is something that is required from every Muslim.
And even within this effort, if they are if there's really some way in which things become difficult for you, also, the Sharia has already taken into consideration these kind of things. So if you're not able to pray, standing, for example, you pray sitting.
If you're not able to pray, sitting, you can pray line down. And in fact, if you're not able even to move at all, you're still praying,
given your condition.
So these have already been taken into consideration in the Sharia.
However, beyond, for example, those minimum things,
that is the minimum effort that every Muslim is required to make as part of the minimum aspect of Islam.
Beyond that, there's other levels that a Muslim is free to go to please Allah Subhana. With that,
if someone is attracted, for example, to fasting, he likes to fast, he can concentrate on fasting and he can earn each other the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And maybe after performing the obligatory deeds, maybe this is voluntary fasting, that pleases Allah subhanho wa Taala, so much that it might be his key to entering gentlemen.
Somebody else maybe is attracted to him or Tao or Jihad and so forth. So these are kind of all open to the people. But beyond the minimum, that is required in the [???]tier. for someone to set some standards for himself,
there is difficult for him to meet. This is the kind of
kind of extremism or a kind of
being harsh upon oneself, that one should be very careful about because Allah subhanho wa Taala likes for us to perform the deeds on a constant level, even if they are small deeds, we should do our best to try to perform them continuously. These are the days our most beloved to Allah subhanaw taala those deeds that we perform continually, even if they are small deeds, this is much better than just getting some energy and doing some big deed and then you go through another you go through the extreme of virtually not practicing your deen for a while until you all of a sudden start doing everything and then drop again. And it is much better for you that you know what is the straight
path, you know, what is the minimum you stick to the minimum and you try to add something more to the minimum for everything which is within your means.
Because this will keep you
stronger on the straight path on that path which is pleasing to Allah subhanaw taala
and in fact, this is the province of Solomon another Hadith. He said in the dean are you
what are you said the Dena hudon illa Allah
for subsidy do
the prophet SAW Selim said that religion is easy. And in other words, as I said, the Sharia has set down certain requirements that within within are actually within the means of human beings in general.
The five daily slots and so forth, these are things that are requires some effort but they are really within the means of human beings when you think about it, at least if someone has some Eman.
You know this is all upon the pretext that someone has a man has faith, then these deeds become something very easy.
If someone doesn't have a mind that could be difficult for example, fasting in the month of Ramadan.
We as Muslims We look forward to first in the month of Ramadan
and we do not consider in general Muslims do not considered it's something difficult
Because we know it is pleasing to Allah subhanho wa Taala and Allah has made it easy for us because of our faith.
And because of the result of fasting the month of Ramadan, I had a neighbor my ex neighbor he told me that if his religion had told him too fast the whole month he changed religion.
But Allah subhana wa tada has described it as something as the deen is easy. And then the promises seldom said do not put hardships or no one puts hardship in the hardships in the religion, except that it overcomes him.
So, the promises then said seek the straight path
come close and except the glad tidings because even when you try to follow the moderate path and stick to that path, even then we still have shortcomings.
So, the prophet SAW Selim even said caribou Yan is telling us that the poor, you have the intention to do what is right. And you're trying to do what is right.
You try to do what is right and even then you might have some shortcomings, but inshallah, when you have those sorts of shortcomings, except the glad tidings of if you are following that path, and having the intention to do was right in putting in the effort, then inshallah even your shortcomings will be overlooked by Allah subhanho wa Taala. And with that intention, and with that way, inshallah you will
be following the straight path and you will earn the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala. In both this life in the here
so these are some of the texts from the Quran was enough to make it very clear that even from a religious or from Islamic point of view, there is something which is to be considered
extremist or going beyond the limits that are set by the Sharia.
And many scholars have defined what is what is extremism, and basically
the definition that almost all of them give or virtually very close and very obvious really, it is even very close to the literal meaning of the word of Lulu, it is to go beyond the proper limits, set by Allah subhanho wa Taala and the [???]tier.
To go beyond the proper limits set by Allah subhanho wa Taala, in the Sharia, and when we talk about the manifestations of the shadow of extremism, which are the next two lectures,
we will inshallah discuss those more about what does it mean to go beyond the limits, set by Allah subhanho wa Taala, and the Sharia. But at this, at this point, I want to
two forms of extremism,
because it is important to keep these two different aspects in mind.
And also because the danger one of them is it can be very extreme, like how it
can be very great for the Muslim Ummah, as a whole.
The two forms of extremism are two types of extremism that I want to talk about. One is extreme wisdom with respect to,
you could say particular acts, or very limited kind of extremism, where someone goes beyond what is necessary and performing specific acts within the general overall limits of the [???]tier.
And then the second form of
second form of extremism
is the kind of extremism work. Basically, you're really replacing the Sharia with your form of extremism. It is a general belief based or general type of extremism that kind of dominates your life and your practice of Islam.
The two types of extremism are very different.
Both of them we should avoid, both of them, we should be very, should be careful about but one of them can be very dangerous for the Muslim Ummah as a whole.
Just briefly, let me
explain some of the
The first type, the less dangerous type, we could call it extremism with respect to particular genes.
And in particular, this kind of extremism is probably going to exist in every community. Even every Muslim community is probably going to have this kind of extremism.
We see. For example, during the lifetime of the province of
the headaches, lower known headaches in which some of some people came to the wives of the Prophet Muhammad SAW Selim and when they asked
about the prophets, worship
They say to themselves where it is. And his matter what he's doing is too little and it's not sufficient for them. And one of the explanations given by some of the scholars is that their view is that was that the the province of Salem and his always sends over all those previous and future sins will be forgiven by Allah subhana wa Tada. In other words, any mistake that the process that a man made, this is forgiven by Allah subhana wa Tada. So therefore the practice that he was following was not sufficient for them. And they are not the Prophet. They don't have his virtues. They don't have his merits. So when they looked at his example, they said it is not sufficient. We have to do more
than what the prophets I said him is doing.
So one of them, for example,
said that he will pray the whole night long
and he will not sleep during the night.
As you know, it was the
case for example, the professor said him he used to sleep a portion of the night and he would pray a portion of the night
in general that was his practice in general. Another one he said he shall fast continuously without breaking his fat.
And the third one said that he shall remain away from women and she'll never marry