Channel: Jamal Zarabozo
Series: Jamal Zarabozo - Extremism
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you know when you when you read some of the works that have been written about extremism and Islam and the solutions for it and so forth,
one of the things that you see quite often is the
solutions offered for extremism, the chapter on solutions, as basically the negation of the chapter on causes
was one of the causes is the mounting facade in society. So the solution is reduced the facade you're not ruling by the book of Allah solution is to rule by the book of Allah. So many of those, if we go back to your causes, just think about how to remove those causes, and inshallah that is part of the of the solution. So in order to leave more time for for questions,
I'm going to inshallah, just discuss maybe one or two more points, and then inshallah we'll open the floor for questions as
I talked about the importance of spreading the the proper knowledge, and its importance in eradicating
or solving the problem of
extremism among the Muslims. In particular, though, in that knowledge,
I guess you could emphasize the aspects of Serbia and strengthening Eman In other words, obviously, the knowledge of what is right and what is wrong, is obviously very important for someone to recognize what's what actions he should not be doing in particular, but also the development of the proper amen and the individual where he sees the laws of Allah subhana wa tada beyond the beyond the just the laws and the real teachings of the Quran sin about this,
about this, this world in this life that we're living in, that can give him some of the important characteristics that will keep him away from going to extremist views. inshallah, for example, developing patience within the Muslim and making or
letting the people understand what are the importance what is the importance of being a Muslim, and having this quality of patience, what is the place of patience in Islam and so, patience is a very important
aspect of Islam. And in fact, it was one of the commands of Allah subhanho wa Taala, to the province of cillum. Allah subhanho wa Taala said philosopher, Kama Sutra, oral as
well as the strategy level. And Allah subhanho wa Taala told the process alum to have patience, like those prophets of resolute purpose, have patience and do not be hasty with respect to them. And one of the one of the reasons why people sometimes exhort, or resort I should say resort to extremist activities, is because they are lacking the patience and understanding of what it means to be a patient, Muslim. And the patients, as I'm sure you've all heard lectures about patience before has certain aspects to it. Patience and with respect to keeping yourself to do the commands that Allah subhanho wa Taala is required of you and patience in the sense of keeping yourself away from those
things that are preventing for you. And patience and the sense of accepting whatever Allah subhana wa tada has decreed. And when we talk about patience and accepting whatever Allah subhanaw taala has agreed what that implies, is not to respond in a way that is displeasing to us, man with that. And when we say patience, in the face of what all this man with Allah is decreed doesn't mean you just accept it and you sit and do nothing. But the patience means that if for example, if you're hongo press or something, you're you accept what was the creed was for you, and you do not respond except in a way that is approved and sanctioned by the media. And this was the way of the problem Hamas in
him obviously, he fulfilled this command from Allah subhanho wa Taala, to be patient. And Allah subhanho wa Taala refers actually to all of those major prophets. You know, musala is Adam and Eve Rahim and aisyah that today had also this very important characteristic of patience. Allah subhanho wa Taala also describes how we made leaders and people leaders, when they had the patience and when they had the certainty in what to listen to Allah had revealed. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala made them leaders among the people. So the
developing this characteristic
which is really as I said part of how to be a part of it and it goes beyond just the simple floorplan understanding of the laws and so forth, but a full development of the human with respect to a man in his full character as a as a Muslim as a believer.
In fact, one time
one time even Timmy wrote in his book called karma.
He said that a fitna does not occur unless one has left what Allah subhana wa Taala has ordered him
and then he says Allah subhanho wa Taala orders the truth in orders patience, and fitna occurs when someone either leaves the truth or results with no curls, or results when someone either leaves the truth or he leaves patients being patient.
And when you get to that characteristic,
and you start acting and responding in a way that is not approved by the city up, imitate me in saying this is what is one of the keys behind having being afflicted with trials in this life.
Another important aspect of this kind of tuttavia that we need to bring ourselves upon and bring the Muslim home upon also is having good expectations of Alyssa Hannah with that, and hosting the lumbee left.
And in knowing that Allah subhanho wa Taala for example, among including among that is knowing that Allah subhanho wa Taala does not allow any good deed to go to waste.
And he did for example, when you when we are faced with the many difficulties and the situations that many times lead people through
to extremism, we should have the confidence and the good expectations of Alyssa Hannah with data that Allah subhana wa tada is going to bring about what is good for the believers either in this life or in the hereafter. And when we act
when we do what's all this man what dad has commanded us to do, either making dow up
or advising people have gone to extreme
or try to order them to do what is right or stay away from what was wrong. We know that these acts are pleasing to Allah subhanho wa Taala and he will not let them go to waste. There will be a benefit either directly in this life or at least in the hereafter.
So we always have those positive expectations of Allah subhana wa tada and we hope for his mercy. And we hope for his guidance as we turn to Him, knowing that what he's doing is based on his wisdom and based on his knowledge.
removing the love of this jr from our hearts
is another aspect that we as Muslims must
because the Muslim Ummah, in a great extent has become just another part of the overall
capitalist or consumer society.
And we value the things of this union.
We value the things of this Junior, to the extent that we're not willing to give them up, even for what is something clearly better for the religion of Allah subhanaw taala and for the Muslim
Let's say like you and make hedgerow from one land to another land where we have lots of money and wealth and make his return from that land to another land.
For the sake of building up the Muslims are preserving our Deen and preserving our families been.
Many times people cannot make that step because they cannot detach themselves from the things of the student.
And I already talked I already gave you the headaches of promises cinnamon which the prophet SAW Selim has spoken about that one that is in our hearts,
that weakness which is in our hearts, by which Allah subhanho wa Taala has removed the all and the fear from our enemies.
That one part which is the dunya the love of this union, and the hating are just
so we have to emphasize, you know, what is this union? What is this life here? What is it all about? What is its purpose? What is the goal behind it? And how what should be our attitude towards this union.
The problem system is different headaches was up, we mentioned that, and we should
be in this journey as if we are a stranger or someone who's just passing along while on a journey.
And this is not our real home. This is not the thing that we should be looking towards as the home as if we're going to live here forever.
are real home as believers inshallah we'll begin
that is our home that is the thing that we should be wishing we can get back to, or get to.
I'll get back to is not completely incorrect if you follow the one interpretation of that Heidi's about Adam being agenda and being taken out agenda and so therefore, we as the family that and want to return to where
and it's some of these things we do not really emphasize even in the Muslim ummah.
And we don't talk about these things that much. We don't remind each other of these aspects of the Eman of what it really means to be a believer.
And the actions of the heart, what are known as the actions of the heart, love of Allah subhanho wa Taala and have hope in Allah subhanho wa Taala and having patience and humility and so forth, these are really the things that really make up the human being.
Not his clothing, not as well. But it's really it's just what's in his heart.
And this is the thing that really drives the person to become a real believer in every sense of the word or makes them just kind of any hamdulillah someone who's Muslim but doesn't really have the outstanding characteristics of a belief
because he cannot really sacrifice for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala because his love for Allah subhanho wa Taala is not that strong was his love for this union strong
and inshallah these characteristics I just mentioned three of them so far. But these characteristics if you take them back to some of the especially some of the causes of extremism that like lojack mentions in his book and you'll see that these are some of the keys inshallah, through
removing some of the those causes that lead people to
two acts of extremism for two extremist views. For example, jealousy with respect to this union.
And those people who are very upset
that some people have gotten the goods, the wealth of this dunya while they do not have
any Muslim should not be obsessed with the decree of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
For example of Allah subhanho wa Taala has decreed
that all the Muslims have poverty and all the kuffar United States and everything on the richest nations of the world. And this is what Allah subhanho wa Taala has decreed, no Muslim will be happy with it, you will not be displeases, this is what Allah subhanaw taala will accept.
However, if someone gets wealth, through Hara means,
through oppression through wrongdoing,
then we are not jealous about the fact that they have goods and they have wealth. But we are upset for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala that they're doing things that are not on.
Our goal is not we want that Jr. So we want to go and take it from them in the name of justice, so we can have it, but it is the fact that they are doing things which are hot on the side. Well, listen, I don't want to either. This is the thing that should upset us. And it's permissible to obviously
another very important aspect
that I think needs to be revived within the Muslim Ummah as a whole. And it's very important to the solution of the problem of extremism
is to revive the spirit of ordering good and eradicating evil.
This has of course, a great deal of relevance
to the issue of extremism itself.
But even before I get to some of the points of its relevance, we have a problem
among the Muslim Ummah,
that many people are completely
they have a distaste for any kind of idea of ordering good and eradicating evil.
And of course, this is something that Western media has done their best
you know, to try to put in the worst possible picture.
They will show the you know, they'll show the collarbone or they show the mullahs in Iran or they'll show
the muscle was in Saudi Arabia and try to picture these people as the world
possible. And if people are actually going out, and telling people to do something good and stay away from something bad, can you imagine such people are evil.
But they will do their best. And because they know that this has an influence in society,
and in the mere presence of those kind of people has an influence in society.
Now, I'm not going to comment on the fact that maybe there have been some excesses that's possible. When I talk about reviving the spirits of ordering good and eradicate evil, I'm talking about do it in the proper way, of course, but the concept that idea has to be there, that we as Muslims have to understand
that it is part of Islam.
It is part of Islam that we look out after our society. And we have responsibilities or responsibilities towards one another.
To order good and eradicate evil,
to make sure to encourage people to do what is right. And when we see he will take the steps to remove that.
And I've even heard some Muslims say, what is this any people telling people to go to slaughter, or not to kiss in public or whatever
it could have been, and he let them, let them do what they want. I've heard this argument from many people. Allah subhanho wa Taala says there's no compulsion in the religion.
So you can go up until someone who's supposed to pray or don't drink alcohol or something of that nature.
And it is versus completely irrelevant with respect to
the concept of ordering good and eradicating. like crap again, means you cannot force someone to change his religion.
And to become, for example, a Muslim, like what Dan saw tried to do with any before and jelenia
if I saw a woman did not have children for a long time, she would say that the next child, she has to give them to the Jews. If she if I mean if she's blessed with a child. This or or might have been the case that if they're I don't remember now, exactly, that if their child and childbirth would die a lot, they'll save the next child lives. She gives them to the Jews, one or the other.
So when the Jews were forced to leave Medina, they wanted to take the kids back and say these are our kids, and they should be Muslims with us
and leaving the Jews behind.
And then when they are became, you know, like young adults when Allah subhanaw taala revealed that verse like it hasn't been there's no compulsion, and you cannot force them to become Muslim, if they when they grew up, and before Islam and now then they accepted Judaism before, before Islam.
In any case, Allah subhanho wa Taala obviously the numerous verses in the Quran in which he listened to what data
is showing us the importance of ordering good and eradicating evil.
In fact, in one of the verses
Allah subhana wa tada says in the Quran
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Allah subhana wa tada says in fear the affliction and trial which affects not only those of you who do wrong, and know that Allah has severe punishment,
even I busted the meaning of this verse is that Allah subhanho wa Taala has ordered the believers not to accept any evil in their presence without working to remove it. And if and if they do not work to remove evil, then Allah subhana wa tada will let afflict them with a fitna trial that does not just include the wrongdoers among them, but all of them who fail to remove that evil. And if they do not work against the evil, then Allah subhanho wa Taala
will inflict them all
with evil I mean with the fitness
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the believing men and believing women they are only are they are protectors and close friends and helpers of one another. They order goods and eradicate evil.
One of the key aspects actually a brotherhood
and it's not part of brotherhood that you see your brother doing something hard on that you see your brother doing something that may take him to the Hellfire and you
Just sit there silently and watch him do it.
You are not being his protector and his friend. When you sit, sit there and let him do something that you normally take him to the hellfire.
It is your obligation as his brother
in the faith, to do what you can to keep him away from that evil that he's doing.
This is an aspect of a brotherhood.
People don't will don't understand that this is a kind of love, and this love and in between brothers, and sometimes much more difficult than just to say, Oh, you know, he's my friend, let him do what he wants.
It's like your child. For example. If you're bringing up your child,
if you just let your child do everything and run the household, I've seen houses like that.
And then you're not teaching him what he needs to learn, so that in the future, he'll be rightly guided.
But if you teach him sometimes,
and show him that something that he's doing is wrong and not acceptable. Maybe you have to spank him or something,
or keep him away from something he really desires. And once you're doing that out of love for the child, because you love your child, you don't want to do you don't want your child to do something that you know is harmful for the chat.
Similar similarly, your love for your brother in Islam or your sister in Islam should be
of the same age.
Because you are supposed to do that the same way that, for example, the father's a Willie over his child Guardian looking after his affairs, we are supposed to be the same towards one another.
So to watch
your brothers and sisters do Moncure you cannot sit down the name of friendship and say, Well, I'm not gonna say anything that's my friend, you know, I don't want to hurt his or her feelings.
Go ahead and hurt my feelings. You know, if you're going to save me from the Hellfire you can hurt my feelings as much as you want. And some brothers are very happy to do that in my particular case.
But this is part of what it means to be a Muslim. And as I said, we have to,
we have to revive the Spirit. And we have to revive
any this way of thinking about our Deen because when extremism begins to develop and these groups begin to develop, it's much easier to see the material and stop it when it is starting out. Rather than to remain silent and watch it be big. And it can destroy all of you.
All of us.
The province of Salem, you know you're familiar with that Hadith where the prophet SAW Selim was talking about the people on two levels of a ship.
That when the people on the lower level, they need water, they have to bother the people on the first level.
So they just they decide, you know, if they just make a hole on the bottom of the ship,
I will solve that problem.
And if the people on the top part of the ship and they see that and they do not stop them, what's going to happen, all of them
are going to go down in the ship.
That is the concept of ordering good and eradicating evil, which as I said, it is an important aspect of Islam itself. And it is something that
can spread especially in particular with fighting against the extreme extremists or the development and the growth of extremist groups, it is something essential that we must revive.
And in and in we're closely related to that in the sense also is that the role of the Muslim of the Allah has to be revived.
I talked about before about the the presence and the development of the alumni that we need, but also their role has to be revived.
And it is the people who are known to have real.
They have to be respected as the leaders of society.
And when they speak, and when they give guidance. The guidance has to be listened to.
Nobody is perfect, obviously.
Everybody is going to make mistakes.
But we would hope that the mistakes of an alum is going to be less than the mistakes of someone who doesn't have knowledge.
So the scholars when they speak and when they show us what is the correct path and what are the extremes we should listen very closely
to what the earlimart saying is they bring us back to the straight path and as I alluded to earlier, also the man himself have to come forth and fulfill this role on behalf of the
The Muslim oma.
and that point Shall I shall end and I think I've left about, like half an hour for questions, inshallah.
And all those brothers who are just talking to they know that I told him I was running out of energy. That's probably why I'm going to break early for lecture for class for questions. For now, I'll make it seem like I'm being very nice to you, breaking early, taking as many of your questions as I can.
You mentioned both monolithic and monolithic, monolithic.
Maybe I should
religion opens the door to multiple interpretations? What is the danger of or what is the danger by studying Islam describing in the model, if you did not address this?
Now, when I was talking about the monolithic and non monolithic descriptions of of Islam,
and actually Islam is monolithic and the real Islam is one Islam. The Islam of the prophet SAW Selim, the Sahaba, and that's correct.
It is monolithic. However, the old so the new orient, the new orientalist or the new orientalist are kind of presenting it as non monolithic. The old orientalist presented as monolithic, but when they present it as monolithic, they they said, Islam is this and Muslims are this. And these are their characteristics. The problem with their approach is that the characteristics that they gave us were false, were untrue. And they would make up stuff or derives derive their own characteristics and Muslims in Islam, and claimed that this is Islam. And so that was the danger of their their approach. It's not really that relevant to the question of extremism, so I didn't discuss it very
salaam aleikum today, what I gather from your lecture is the importance of
Islamic education and exercise patience in the face of adversity. Please elaborate and patience in the face of adversity and choosing correct correct time to act to defend Islam.
I think in the
in a number of different lectures, I talked about patience.
What I mean by patience in the in the face of adversity, and if patience is not a recall,
and it is not a negative
component, and it is actually a positive component in the sense that you accept what is happening.
But that does not mean at the same time you do not work to better your situation. So the question here continues, like when then are the Muslims going to
defend themselves? First of all, the issue of self defense in a particular case, like someone is being attacked, Muslims have the right to defend themselves.
You don't need a jihad, you don't need an Imam or something to to defend yourself if you were talking about a particular case of being attacked. But if you talk about the Muslim as a whole, When are they going to fight, and on behalf of Islam, obviously, this has to wait. This will be when the Muslims are ready to when the Muslims are able and willing to come out and give up their land, give up their wealth, give up their lives, for the sake of this defending Islam. And in that same process, though, and they will not take these steps until they also build themselves up economically, politically and militarily.
Because we talked about some of the conditions of jihad, and you don't go out and make Jihad if you know that you want to be defeated.
What's the purpose of that and you are not seeking just to be killed just for the sake of being killed jihad is to establish the lawless man without of the word of Allah Subhan Allah subhanho wa Taala and make it supreme above everything else.
So you have to part of the process like when the when the Muslims moved from, from Mecca to Medina, that was part of the process by which they were strengthening themselves and getting themselves to a level where finally Allah subhanaw taala had prevented them to make jihad.
The Western media has added a new word to the to the vague Muslim extremist category, the Salafist
what is the Salafist
Where would you put the Salafist, according to the three category?
Oh, you didn't even read the rest of it.
The rest of it is very important, the reader or the media say that the group came from Algeria, and they operate in France.
so that changes my answer.
Very much so.
Okay, I'm not sure exactly who they are the Who are they are they are referring to in this particular
and the particular media or such that is referred to in this question, because obviously, there's some groups in Algeria in particular,
who have some certain views, which may or may or may not be within the limits of,
of the Sharia. And in general, though, the selfies or the Salafi Islam, what they're really talking about, what do you mean by that is the same thing when they say, well, hobbies are fundamentalist and so forth. And those people who are sticking to the Quran and the Sunnah, and the way of the problem, hamster cillum, in the way of the Sahaba, and so forth. In other words, saying that this lamb that we need today