What Is Iman Who Is A Believer Part 1
Channel: Jamal Zarabozo
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shala Today we have Dr. bozo giving a speech about a man and who is a believer what is the man and who is a believer? And inshallah I request all the brothers to stay silent during the lecture. I would like no comments during the lecture so that we can benefit fully and that in the question and answer period, please keep your questions and your comments short inshallah so that we can all benefit and everyone can everyone can get their their questions asked, which is up here and we shall now turn it over.
hamdulillah salat wa salam ala Sayyidina, Muhammad,
WA, ala Shakira, Sharona Mohammedan, Abu Rosado.
The lecture topic
is, what is a man?
And who is a believer?
Someone has to be sitting here, I mean, you can't just leave a brother all by himself in front of the masses, especially after what has happened in the past day or two.
And he this question of what is a man
who is a believer?
What is COVID? Or, or disbelief?
And who is a disbeliever? And to be frank, these are some of the most important questions that anyone could ask.
And in particular, they are some of the most important questions
that a person should ask on behalf of his own welfare.
And everyone else should be concerned with the idea of whether or not he is a believer.
If someone Yeah, and he hasn't even hasn't even reached that point that he doesn't even ask himself whether or not he's a believer in what this faith and what does it really mean to be a believer? And if this
is already a very bad thing.
And if you haven't even bothered ever to ask yourself, you know, what does it really mean to be believer? Am I a believer?
And if you're not even concerned enough about your deen, you need to ask yourself whether or not you're truly a believer. This is a very, very sad, sad sign.
And in the history of Islam, actually,
as I said, because of the importance of this topic, this is one of the first
topics that came up in the Muslim nation.
And unfortunately, it was one of the first topics that led to division among the Muslims.
And the reason and we see clearly in in this case,
and the reason it led to, to division
is that some people some groups
and they came up with their own concept of Eman and cover
and the concepts that they developed or not exactly correct according to the Quran and Sunnah.
And especially on this issue, and when you make mistakes on this issue about what is faith and what is unfaith as some people call it, COVID disbelief I don't know what's good word in English.
And it the the ramifications of being mistaken on this point for yourself as an individual
and for the nation or the for the community as a whole are very grave.
And especially any the extremes.
One extreme was to give a very narrow definition for for Amen.
And to the point that if anyone commits
a grave sin
and if anyone commits what is known as a kabiru, or a major sin, then he falls outside of the fold of Islam is no longer must.
So they start so this group starts declaring, you know, almost everybody
that extreme is very dangerous for
The community as a whole because it causes division.
A great deal of division. The other extreme,
is very dangerous for the community as a whole, but in particular for the individual, it is extremely dangerous.
And that's the other extreme where virtually everybody becomes a movement. Everybody is a believer.
And regardless of what you say, or do
any to the point that some some people and again, yeah, we can show from the Quran, listen to what they're saying is not correct. But some people said, Look, if someone says Laila halala and if someone gives the testimony of testimony of faith, I said, 199 a law then you will be then he is a believer, and he will enter Paradise regardless of anything that he's done.
Others even went further than that, and said, if someone Annie knows
or recognizes any the existence of Allah subhana wa Tada, he is a believer.
So and in this the concept
and there's lots of things in my notes that I'm going to have to
give now. And in this, this concept of what is a man and what is a true believer and what are the characteristics of the true believer and he these are very important concepts, because we know that the faith or Eman is the separating line between
being in the Hellfire forever.
And being in general.
I will leave it at that I will not go into further detail, don't know and come later and say oh, he didn't go into further detail. I know that's part of the process of speaking sometimes you do that maybe you explain it in more detail later. Not so defensive I become now
and in some of the important questions related to a man is what the story man and who is a true believer
and what are the essential components of Eman?
let me start off by talking about what is the opposite
because some people the the instead of deriving any their conclusions from the Quran was enough sometimes they kind of get stuck on the linguistic meaning of a term.
And I'm sorry to say this but we saw an example of this last night and one of the comments last night and he said sometimes people get stuck on a linguistic meaning of a term
and they forget to look to see how the Quran and Sunnah has used that term because the Quran and Sunnah sometimes Gani defines terms or gives terms any different shades related to their linguistic meaning but different shades to them.
So for example, in an
the translation if you want it to translate translated, I mean not translated but if you want it to define it with another Arabic word is the
what's the meaning of the
you're all named Anna's right? That's why that's why is it
okay, it means any sense or recognition or any you could almost you could also say belief or these terms, you could say from part of the
the opposite of there is a technique and it to deny something to reject something not to accept, okay.
So, if you take the word Amen, and you say that linguistically means
any that you send to somebody who accepts something
we see here right away that that any the the Quranic concept of what amen is about is not the same thing simply as believing in something in your heart and accepting. This is not immersion.
immersion is not simply any believing in something in your heart and accepting it as true or recognizing it as true.
And amen is not the opposite of a technique.
But amen is the opposite, of course.
And it's asleep because the opposite of the surgery but amen is the opposite of cover.
Cover can take many forms.
And if someone could recognize in his heart for example, that Allah subhana wa Taala exists and knows very well that Allah subhanho wa Taala exists and knows that there's no one worthy of worship other than Allah subhanho wa Taala but that person refuses to
submit to Allah subhanho wa Taala.
This is a kind of cover.
This is the kind of cover and it was demonstrated or shown by a chef on
he was asked to Prostrate to Adam about was terrible.
And he refused. Do you think a chiffon doesn't know that Allah subhanho wa Taala exists?
She knows that even though she had been asked Allah subhana wa tada
to give him respect until the day of judgment.
Even a shutdown knows that Allah subhanho wa Taala is the rub is the only one where the worship but shaitan refuse to submit.
And because of this refusal to submit, and it is complete refusal
this, and it is one way, of course, this is one way of showing that you have no Eman whatsoever.
So the first aspect that we see about imen is that when we talk about Eman, we're not talking about it from a linguistic point of view. Eman linguistically has the meanings toward one of them as associates and other related aspects.
But when we talk about a man with his faith, we're talking about faith or a man as described as defined
in the Quran or sin.
And if we study it, we'll see that there are three components to two mn
the three components of
of Eman man
and it's for someone to have a correct and true Eman he must have all of these components. The first one is the first component is belief in the heart
or at the stick and it will come
any belief in the heart.
The second aspect is profession
or statement Yanni by the tongue.
And the third aspects are the performance of the deed and by the physical parts of the body.
So Eman and is the belief the acceptance is in the heart.
And this is followed by the statements of faith.
And it is joined with doing the acts which are actually acts of submission to Allah subhanho wa Taala.
As I said, and we're going to go through many,
many things very, very quickly. But let me just talk a little bit about what we mean when we say belief in the heart or as the
as the some of the allama have described it is the statement of the heart. And in the statements of the heart This is also what is known as the sometimes known as to hate it.
And in this first part is the recognition in the heart
that there is a creator there's a lord and that Lord is the only one where they worship and so forth. And all of these aspects inshallah should be clear to everyone. However, belief in the heart also includes with the code, the actions of the heart,
the actions or the deeds of the heart.
And this is made up of any many components including any commitment, and voluntary submission and acceptance
and exam will inquire what the slim
any that as we said in the case of a chiffon.
And if the heart just doesn't recognize this to be true, and it has many things that you could recognize and be true smokers, many smokers recognize that smoke is bad for their health.
But that's not any that's not the key to it.
That's not what mn is all about.
It is more than just the recognition of the truth is the acceptance of the truth and the submission to the truth, the willingness and the desire to follow and implement that truth
and included also in this
and includes the love for this truth and the love of Allah subhanho wa Taala and the fear of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And he these are all essential components of Eman as described by the earliest generation from the from the time of the earliest generation of Muslims.
Now, you should realize that that first and we said the belief in the heart has two components. And the first component is the recognition and the acceptance that there's only one Lord only one creator, there's only one worthy of worship.
And this is something
that comes natural to mankind.
And mankind is born with a natural inclination to accept and understand this truth.
And to recognize, I should say, to recognize this truth, to know that this is true.
And only those even historically, you know, only those who have, you know, the greatest disease in their heart will outwardly come out and make statements like no, there's no such thing as God, there's no such thing as a greater power or whatever you want to call it.
And human beings and instinctively
they know about the existence of Allah subhanho wa Taala, that proposition is something very clear to them, and easy for them to accept.
at the same time, although that proposition is clear to them,
the ramifications of it, and what it means for them in their lives. This is what they're not willing to accept.
And you have to realize that one of the key points between any dividing a believer from a disbeliever why they're Muslims and why they're not Muslim. And those who are conveyed the truth and they reject it
is not the recognition of what is true.
But it is the acceptance and the love for what that implies in one's life.
And if disbelievers don't like what this implies in their life, that they have to then submit or they should then submit only to Allah subhana wa Tada. They're not free to submit to whatever they want. They're not free to live their life in any way that they want. And that is wireless and handling data.
in different places in the Quran has shown us that the key point Danny between one of the key points between the believers and the disbelievers is not the understanding or the recognition of what is correct is correct.
But as Allah subhanho wa Taala says, a woman
will accept a woman will help the
candidate is come to them with the truth but most of them are adverse or disliked the truth.
And in most of them this night, the truth is not that they can't recognize what is true.
But they don't like the idea that now you're going to come to them and say for example that you have to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala you must submit to Allah subhanho wa Taala This means you can't go out every Friday, you know drinking and dancing and so forth.
I was in a hotel one time I don't know why these things keep going to my mind is very bad.
I was in a hotel one time and a man and woman passed by me I guess boyfriend girlfriend or husband wife I don't know. And and the man said to the woman Well, if you're not going to go out dancing with me tonight, then I'm going to have to go out drinking.
Like that's the two things you have to do this or that that's that's their life. But that's what they like. That's what they want.
That's why they're following that way because that's what the the the like, if you present them with Islam, Muslim can recognize the truth of Laila Hilah law and even the truth of Mohammed, Mohammed or socialism.
But any they are not
willing to submit to it. They don't want it in their life. They don't have any love for it.
And this is one of the key aspects of being a believer.
It says the love for the truth, the love for Allah subhanho wa Taala.
And when we say any belief in the heart, belief in the heart includes this components of any having love for the truth having the desire, the want to submit to it.
And if you claim to be a believer, this is something that you better have in your heart you better look to yourself and see Annie Do I really have the love? Do I have the desire I want to go out and submit to the truth and submit to Allah subhanho wa Taala
This is one of the key signs any that's the that you are
A true believer and this love in the heart Yanni Allah subhana wa tada has shown us any in the Quran, that this love in the heart for a man is something and it's special that is given to the believers that Allah subhana wa tada has put in their hearts and distinguishes them from the disbelievers. We recorded the verse and in which says that most of the those DNA disbelievers and wrongdoers are adverse to the truth while lesson hanwa data says about the believers
well I can Allah have Baba la familia man who was the you know who's the co
also spoke with ASEAN, Allah Kumar rashidun. Allah subhana wa tada as said, But Allah has endured or has made beloved to the faith and has beautified it in your heart.
These are the true believers and is the most beautiful thing in their heart.
If you want to know what is the concept of beauty brother, bathroom, he didn't mention it last time, but he's giving a similar talk and he's talking about what is our concept of beauty and the most beautiful thing for a believer in his heart the most beautiful thing is Amen.
And Allah subhanho wa Taala has continued that any is made any disbelief and wickedness and disobedience hateful to you.
This is another sign of the of the believer and either Coover is something hated by him.
And if this belief is something hated by him, this belief is an affront so Allah subhanho wa Taala it is an insult to Allah subhanaw taala Allah subhana wa tada created all of mankind and blessed them with so many blessings, and then they refuse to submit to Him or they submit and give thanks to other things other than Allah subhanho wa Taala
and he This is something very much hated. If you if you love someone, you love someone in this dunya in this world you love someone and you see other people harming that person. For example, if you love your wife
and you see other people talking bad about your wife or or cheating her or harming her, you feel it in your heart
and you that your beloved is being hurt
What about when Allah subhana wa tada and is being
insulted or disregarded when the deen the religion of Allah subhana wa tada is being fought against, oppose and insulted
and how could someone claim to have real Eman in his heart? When he's willing to accept all that? When he sees no reason why he should dislike Cooper, we hear that we hear that from Muslims.
You know, why should we dislike COVID and dislike disbelievers and so forth?
Well, the reason should be because Allah subhana wa tada has put love of the men in our heart and has put hatred for these things in our hearts.
And he that is if we have the the correct and the true. Amen.
The second component that we mentioned, is profession, any statement by the tongue. And I will not go into that in detail except and according to some of the scholars, they pointed out that it is in inconceivable.
It is inconceivable that someone has the true image in his heart.
And he loves that and he wants to submit to it. And he's not willing to open these days. This is what I believe in. And this is what I accept. And this is what I stand for.
So part of the true Eman is this profession of the faith the statement of the tongue, the statement of the Shahada to stay to say I said when nyla he Lola I should want them handled.
And finally we have
the third component which is
acting upon that belief and the deeds that you perform this this is a component of
it, we don't have time to discuss difference of opinion historically about whether it isn't a component of a man or not. But let us just stick with the majority opinion that can be pulled from a promotion. And that is that
any the deeds that you perform
and if these are part of Eman, they are part of the man itself. In fact, every good deed that you perform or every good deed I should say, is considered part of Amen.
The policy Selim described it's removing a harmful, harmful item from the road is a branch of
every act of submission to Allah subhanho wa Taala is a part of Amen.
So anyone you have the belief
When you have the belief in your heart, Danny when we say belief in the heart, it is the the true the correct belief in the heart the correct Amen. in the sight of Allah subhanho wa Taala is the is the belief in your heart that drives you to act based on that belief.
It is not some kind of dry theoretical academic discussion, let's prove, you know that Allah exists and the law is Lord, you know, QED and all that stuff.
And it's not
that's not what it's about.
But any Eman is something that affects you, it affects your heart
and affects your person.
And it makes you move and makes you act based on that image based on that feeling in the heart. And this is the true and the correct image.
There might be some questions related to that later. So we'll leave them if someone let me just quote make one quote one
of the early you had
or have the early
You have two American brothers sitting up here
showing you that you want to learn English stay in your country, no need to come to you.
Who had was because
his name was Sal Abdullah history.
One time asked,
What does he meant?
And he answered and it is statements and all this action,
this intention and India and a sooner following the way of the sooner
and he continuously said this is because imen is only a statement without action. Then it is disbelief
if it is a statement
and accompanied with action but without the proper intention, and you're not doing it to please Allah subhanho wa Taala then it is hypocrisy and
if it is statement and action and intention but not following the way the sinner
then it is better.
So you have to have all of these components. inshallah for your Eman