Channel: Kamal El-Mekki
This lecture was given on May 10, 2017 at the ISGH River Oaks Islamic Center.
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model Haman hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salatu salam ala rasulillah
am. But first thing, the I was hoping that we would finish a class early so we can do a Ramadan review. I don't think I'm going to be able to do that because next class will be the last one to finish the story of Adam and Islam, which doesn't give us time before Ramadan correct.
But does it give us one more week? Okay, so maybe we can do it very good. So this is all we have left to the story what we're trying to cover today.
And for those who are new and joining us also online, we're doing the story of Adam the Prophet Adam alayhis, salam, and all the lessons and benefits that come along with it. Today, we have to discuss with discussing basically the issue of how their nakedness became apparent to them after eating from the fruit and the, the relationship between sins nakedness shame, covering modesty, then we're going to discuss was there was a lot angered at Adam and Islam or not the the repentance there Toba being accepted or not? And
basically, no way we know the answer they were forgiven, and why they were still sent out of Paradise, and where they came down on Earth. That would leave us with the following discussions for next week, which will be the last class at least on the story of Adam at a salon, we will discuss the fitrah because the story of the fitrah meaning the natural disposition that humans have came as a result of the incident when all the Austrian came out of Adam and Alan made him testify to his existence. So we're gonna explore that, then we'll go and that should be like a 20 minute or maybe. So a little bit more maybe, but 20 minutes or so the discussion that we're looking at the verse of
shark there's a verse of people in the Quran misunderstand, I think it's Adam alstrom and Hawa prostrating to a belief doesn't sound right, right. That's about a five minute discussion. Then we're gonna look at the hadith of Musa and Adam is Salam. And it seems as if Adam is using Elisa is using Qatar as an excuse for his sin. So I'm going to explain that Hadith that's probably about a 10 or so 10 minute discussion. And then we're going to tell the story of the earliest generations of the children of Adam, that's about a 15 minutes long story or so, more or less and then that should be our plan, and then we're done with the story at that point, inshallah. All right. So let's, let's
go back to some of the verses here.
Allah subhanaw taala says other national origin. This is the shape on now, what he says to Adam and his Salah, Kalia, Adam, Adam, De Luca, and I said you can hold the mannequin liable. He said, Oh, Adam, shall not lead you or guide you to the tree of eternal life or eternity spirit. hold hold is eternity eternal life and to a kingdom that will never waste away a kingdom that will never go away. Then we mentioned the verse where he says what are some aha moments in the last time and he swore to them he swore an oath by Allah. In Nila coma. I mean, I'm not saying that I'm just giving you good advice here. gottardo one of the famous manifestation of the Quran or himolla from the earlier
generations he comments on this verse, he says,
shaytan swore by Allah saying, I was created before you it's like as if he's saying to Adam, I was created before you, I have better knowledge than you. And therefore follow me and I will guide you or direct you. So it's deceiving Adam malasana
sort of out of which is chapter seven, verse 22
for the lahoma Bureau, so he misled them with deception.
felon Madoka Shakira. So when they both tasted of the tree and said always notice the verses of the the tree the fruit are always in the plural form, always mentioning Adam and Hawa never was the blame put on the woman on Eve or however in Arabic. So for them for them the call that when they both tasted a sugar from the tree, but lahoma so to whom their
what was hidden from them, their private parts of what was hidden from them of their shame became apparent to them, they could see it now. What was your thought? Yeah, so funny. I lay him on one occasion. And so they
began to cover themselves with the leaves of Paradise leaves from the trees of paradise.
Yeah, when de humara buma and again, plural, and their Lord called out to both of them and Hakuna until Kumasi. Jara did not forbade you from that tree.
Well, good luck with my inner shavon and Akuma. Do mubin. And Didn't I tell you that the shaitaan isn't a clear enemy to an obvious open enemy to you? So
obeyed niqab, the companion of a Golan, he says that Adam, or Islam was a tall man. And here he says about the height of a palm tree. So I don't know why he said that. I don't know the answer have to look into that. And he had thick hair on his head, when he committed the error that he committed. His private part appeared to him while before he did not see it. So he started running in fright through paradise, but a tree in paradise took him by the head. And he said to it release me but it said, No, I will not release you. So his Lord called to him. And that's really the part that I want. His Lord called to him. Yeah. I fear Armenia, Adam. Adam, do you run away from me? Oh, God. And he
said, Oh, Lord, I just felt ashamed in front of you.
ashamed because of this sin? And because of what has happened to the privates and so on.
Like, what is the finally human work agenda, and they began to cover themselves with the leaves of paradise.
That's what took us here. The
they said, they said they started to use the fig trees here. This is a narration with an authentic chain going back to Abner bus. Now, it could still be from this a lot or something, but that they use the fig tree leaves specifically.
And then the other emphasising they didn't specify that you said they began to cover themselves the privates with leaves from the trees of Paradise, whichever tree
we see a number of interesting things here. One, we see that the first thing they did when they realized they were naked was to cover.
The first thing they did when they realized they were naked, was to cover to cover. So they said, That is awesome. The scholar said that often is set to the default is to cover the privates. See, people now try to make the argument, the opposite argument. And it's hard to use this terminology, but knew this and those types of people. They told me that it's natural to be unclothed. And it's unnatural to put clothing on. But that's not true. And if we came from lizards and animals, then that would make sense. But that's not how human beings came down to earth. Allah subhanaw taala brought Adam alayhis salam dap. And so and he was a fully developed and formed human being and he
had he understood morality and everything. We were not like apes that gradually learn morality and stuff. So the the, the default is to cover the private part not to uncover because we're a bunch of animals. And they told me things like, well, we were born naked. So why cover? Of course, we're born naked. We want the kid to come up with a three piece suit. Of course, we were born naked. But
sometimes people try to make the natural argument if something is natural, you should do it. Yeah, I think we're going to come back to this again. And this tonight today, if something is natural, you should do it. So if it's, if it's natural to be naked, meaning you're born naked, then as an adult walk around like that around town. doesn't make any sense. It's also natural to have a bowel movement. You don't do that in public. It's also natural for men or women to desire each other, that something kept private in their bedroom. Not publicly. So because something is natural doesn't make it okay, and doesn't make it okay, that you should flaunt it out in public, right?
Okay, so it's weak, it's a weak, its weak nursery that the only tree that gave them leaves was the fig tree scholars said that it's weak. There's just a fig tree we don't know for sure if it is and then they say the story goes that Allah subhanaw taala rewarded the fig tree by allowing it to bear fruit twice a year. I don't know anything about figs I don't know if they really do bear fruit twice a year or not. You know, some of you may be like things and know this information. Anyways, doesn't matter. The point is always ask how does a tree refuse to give you a lease?
Because for me, this is exactly what would happen if I want to take a leaf off a tree and the Leafs the tree says no, I'm not going to give you any leaf out. Give me that leaf. That's how you end it is easy.
It doesn't Okay, Texas fig trees don't bear fruit twice. So hung up there. You do okay. Okay, good.
Somehow, okay, let's, let's just keep going.
Who likes figs in here?
Very good to people like figs. Okay, it's just just heavily like fig. Two brothers like figs on there.
Yeah. When I was a child, there are only two things I hated sesame oil and parsley on this whole planet. Now I like love parsley. And Alexa similar. Actually, I like it a lot. But I don't like fix. I still
thought it matters and we just can't stand
can eat Fig Newtons though.
Anyways, so is this like a brother thing? We don't like figs or what? Two brothers like figs?
We don't like seeds.
I like watermelon, but that could be just because I'm black or something.
good, good. Okay.
It could be genetic. So we
don't know about that one. All right. So
Yeah. So then the verse is the verses that we just were reading it from from 22 to 23. Yen to unhuman, labasa, Houma. He removes their garments from them, now stripping them of their garment. What happened in a minute bill, also one of the great scholars Rahim Allah, He says that the private parts of Adam and Howard so we got one opinion already, that they could not see their private parts. That's one explanation. Because the whole point of the verses that you kind of see that they were not aware of their private parts, and then suddenly they became aware of fading from the fruit. So they're trying to speculate, why weren't they were in the beginning, what was it? So we already took
one opinion that they just couldn't see their profits. That was one. Now this wasn't gonna be Ramallah. He says that they're private, the private parts of Adam and Eve in Hawaii had a light covering them, which presented prevented them from seeing the private parts of each other. So there was a lot of light there. And they never saw the private other said, a third opinion says that their their privates were covered, they had like thin garments that covered the private parts. So the garments fell, they became uncovered after eating from this tree. And then the first thing they did, which is natural is to cover their private parts. And that's why they took leaves and start to make
garments out of these leaves to cover themselves. That is the default that you're always covering the private part, not uncovering, not uncovering, that's not the more natural thing, the more natural thing for humans to cover up. And that's why, and I won't get into too much of this. But if you look at when when people go to prison, what's the first thing they do to them?
They strip them off their clothing. And when people are going to be tortured, then there's some documentaries about torture and stuff, if you want to look at them, and either online,
I'm not trying to, like revisit everything here. But if you look at the world of cruelty, and that would be the world of prisons and the world of torture and breaking people down. One of the most essential steps is to remove the clothing of someone and that unsettled human beings internally, which tells you being covered and clothed is more closer to not what is natural. It's closer to what is natural than then
than being uncovered. All right. Now.
So then Allah subhanaw taala says further luck. Demo may Rob be he Kelly Martin Fatah. Bonnie, this is
just 237 total Baqarah verse 37. Not sure might be verse 37, but it seems like to be a little further down. For the luck tada Merapi, Kalamata Valley. So Adam received some words from his Lord. So his Lord forgave him. This fella here for the lock, the lock that Adam it'll be a kinematic factor, but it This has been a darky BIA, which shows in the Arabic language that first shows that little time
took place. I mean, these events took place, one after the other quite quickly. So Adam then now wants to repent. So he received some words from his Lord. He's being taught from a laws of logic by laws again, how to
how to repent. And Allah subhanaw taala gave him these words, because they said, Carla robina, viola and Susana, they said, Oh, our Lord, we basically did injustice, we wronged ourselves, when lumped up with and out of Hannah Lynn akuna Minal Kasserine and if you don't forgive us, and have mercy upon us, then we'll be certainly be amongst those who are losers. So that's what they said. So now they want to know how to repent to their Lord. And remember, no one's ever sinned yet. So this is the first lesson on how to repent to Allah subhanaw taala. So, Allah received these words from his Lord, and his Lord forgave him. And the language and the fires and all that stuff we said, shows
that it happened very quickly. And we don't have any evidence to meant to state or to show anger from the sight of Allah. You understand? We don't have a hadith or I would say hello is angry with Adam for eating from the street. He was angry with him. That's a very important point. We're going to come back to in a second a week narration what
they're saying what did Allah teach them or what did Adam
Say to repent with narration says Adam said Yara, Luca behati. Mohammed and double firmly. I asked you by the right of Mohammed to forgive me. And then Allah says Paula Keith out of the Anneli abdon is no Mohammed How did you know that I have a servant or a worshiper called Mohammed. And then the minister says remember this is weak widget to Alibaba agenda that Allah Illallah Muhammad Rasulullah I found on the gates of agenda that a lot Mohammed Rasulullah and then another says that we're and we're continuing what either Kawai me knowledge and on the pillars of the throne also like Mohammed Salah Welcome to Anika law to live in a it's extremely ironic that you will not combine a name to
your name except that it is the most beloved of creation to you. So he's asking a lot by the right of man. Do we ever say that in Islam ever repenting from any sin? Yeah, I asked you by the right of Mohammed to forgive me. Do you ever mention anyone else between us and allies? We're forgiving, asking for forgiveness or repenting. Never ever so obviously clearly weak and ally expose their lies because Allah tells us in the Quran, what they were told to say. And this is in Surah RF, verse 23, which were who did 2223 24 right?
They said this is 24 actually.
No 23 Paula Robin Ivana.
They're very good.
I'm going the wrong ones here.
the point is that the Toba happened, he repented, and it was accepted from Allah subhanaw taala.
But there is a question and if Allah subhanaw taala,
for forgive Adam for the sin, we clearly see in the Quran that he was forgiven. This is what before coming down to earth, is everyone clear on this point? Before coming down to earth? This is all happening in Paradise, right? They ate from the tree started hiding, feeling uncomfortable, then I lost to them. Then they said if you don't, if you don't forgive us will be of the losers. Then Allah subhanaw taala taught them to, to repent. they repented, Allah accepted the repentance. This is all an agenda. So the question is, if Allah subhanaw taala already forgave Adam for the sin, then why was he still sent out of paradise? He's got a good question. He's forgiven? Why is he still taken
out of general? Who wants to answer that question?
Fantastic. That's it. That's it is that easy. It was already always the plan. If you go back then to the beginning, the vs. We started this series with Allah subhanaw taala. With a lot of Boca Chica. In Nigeria, I don't fill out the halifa I'm going to place a halifa on Earth. The plan all along was for them to live on Earth. It wasn't like the plan was he's going to live in Jinja forever. And then he was kicked out when he ate from the tree. He The plan was he's going to go down to earth anyways. And, and when he committed the sin, He was forgiven for it and everything. But it was time for him to go down to earth. So it's not done as a punishment. And this is the opinion of a number of
scholars that it was not the punishment. He was supposed to live on earth anyways. That's why so they're saying items sent to a venue is not a punishment for the sin, but he was brought down to earth because he was created to live on earth. And even the soul was blown into Adam, I Sam, that was the plan. Remember the Hadith, that the best day in the sight of Allah is a day of Friday fee, aka Adam, on that day, Adam was created on that day who was entered into agenda on that day he was taken out of it. So it's just a coincidence that he sinned on a Thursday and then Thursday, Friday was taken out. But it was a plan that was everything is going to be on this Friday, on a Friday
And when other Muslim came down to earth, He began with, again, constantly repenting to Allah, there are narrations that say that he kept crying for 40 years. Because if you're so bad, yeah, Allah subhanaw taala put them in paradise. And so do whatever you want just one thing, stay away from it. And he did committed that since I felt that. Now, here's some interesting things going back to we're saying that there's no anger on the part of Allah against Adam and Eve. And that's very important for us one because we don't have the okay that then feed that atonement, belief of atonement and all that stuff. Or what they call the propitiation Yani propagation of the Lord's anger, meaning, this
is a Christian theory, the idea that the Lord was so angry, and he remained angry. And Jesus came to die as a perpetuation of the Lord's angry and it's like the calming down of the Lord's anger. Yeah, but we don't have any anger. There's no anger. Here's the trap. Okay, this is a trap. I used with a couple of missionaries once said, in Islam, we believe
If you repent sincerely to Allah subhanaw taala if you're sincere, no matter what the sin is, a lo forgive you for it. There might be some remnant, some remainders of the sin, you have to deal with the family, whatever it is, but alone forgive you for that sin if you're sincere, do you and we believe Allah is merciful, and he will forgive anything? Do you believe the same thing? So of course, he has to say yes, you can see our Lord is not as merciful as yours. He has to say yes. So then we say, when Adam and his Salam ate from the tree, and he felt bad, and he cried, and he was remorseful and he repented to Allah. Do you believe that God forgave him? And of course, what does
he say at this point? Yes, of course. Then, why did someone have to come 1000s of years later, to die for a sin that was already forgiven? Boom.
Yeah. We don't appreciate what's happening here. This is some good stuff. All right. So the guys this was like, this is like, gotcha. Now. I tried it on another guy, though. And then this guy, it will even if it doesn't work, it still works. Because I asked him the same question. He says, and he's according to the Bible, he is correct. He said, Well, I don't know that I'm ever did ask for repentance, according to the Bible, doesn't mention that. But you still gotta. I said, Are you telling me that this righteous Prophet, Allah azza wa jal allowed him to live in Paradise and do everything except one thing, and he does it? And he never felt remorse? Never once said, I'm sorry,
forgive me. Not once you just stayed defiant like this with me, and you? Would you repent? He said, Yes. I said, I would have repented, you would have felt remorse is that I would have So Adam didn't. And again, history. So you went both ways in Sharla. Right. But all this goes back to the idea of the Lord being angry, can't forgive. I'll give you a chance in a second here. Like one of the scholars, he went to visit a group of priests. And he says, he said, I have a question for you guys. How do you guys forgive? How do you guys forgive each other? forgive your children, forgive your spouse? How do you do it? They said, We just forgive. He said, just like that you just forgive?
Yeah. So you don't have to go through a procedure. Anything what how did I just forgive the person said, It's that easy. They said, yeah, that's so for you. It's that easy to forgive, but you're telling me, God remains so angry because of a sin. That was done 1000s of years ago, and everyone is born with sin, and everyone else was angered with them. And he can't forgive until someone has to come and die. Which as they say, this is not true forgiveness when someone has to come and die for a sin is like when you get paid in full. Yeah, like the example. Let's say the two families. One of them, there's some kills the other son. So they have a choice in court. You can forgive them. Or you
can say no, I insist of soul for a soul and you're within your right. The family says, Not a soul for a soul. And they have the other boy executed right? After his execution. That family keeps saying, you know, we did we forgave him though we forget, you didn't forgive him. When someone has to die, you get paid in full here. And it's also not really a sign of love when someone when someone else has to sacrifice and die. And that's why one of the Christian scholars he did a study and he found that most Christians love God the Son more than God the Father. Why? Because God the Father is the one that remained angry all these 1000s of years. And the God the Son is the one who loves
people so much that he came forward and said, I'm going to give up my I'm going to die for them. So God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son. And they say when you want to save people, so that they will have and not have everlasting sin not you know, john 316 this thing when you love someone, or when you want to do something for someone went to save people. You don't someone else, don't send someone else. And there's an old lady crossing the street slowly just got her bags with her. There's a sports car coming fast down the road. What now I want to save this old lady. Do I run and save her? Or do I send my little boys? What? Go run? Try it right. Oh, you know,
make it right. Yeah.
You you save when you yourself do something and someone else does something, but you're the one who saved them. So that's why Look at all these problems. You remove just by Look how beautiful our story is. We don't have an angry Lord here a lot of other Muslim how to repent. This was the first repentance ever. He said the words he was forgiven instantly. And then the planners can continues as planned. You're supposed to live gender anyway. So let's go. Yes.
I think you answered the question actually with all your stories because growing up
even being Muslim, growing up in America, you get hit upside the head again and again and again and again and again, to the story throughout television school or wherever. Yeah, we're in kind of was, oh well.
Why the story in that in that particular
If there's going to be so much confusion, but the beauty of the way you laid it out with the stories that he said afterwards, kind of shifting out of history messed up
all this other stuff, very good
is not pulled out enough that it's not about not even within our own scholars.
They don't recognize them.
And I'm known for laying it out beautifully also.
In all humility. I'm kidding because yes, yes.
don't want to forgive. You don't teach
and there's something smart was gonna come up. I'm gonna steal it next time I teach this to be like, Where do you get this stuff from?
You don't teach someone to repent.
To repent if you don't want to forgive them.
That that good.
That intention to do that. before he even started repenting. Yeah.
Yeah. That's like, you know, telling yourself Sam sorry. I'm sorry. I still don't accept to get out of my
way. All right, folks. Yeah, hmm. Okay, let's look at this now.
Very nice. We've got we're gonna talk about covering the privates because that's what they did. This is a very important lesson here. And it goes deeper than the surface. Let's Let's see here. Let's start with this hadith narrated in Surah Buddhahood. A man man comes to the Basilica Dr. swala. Our tuna man t minha. oma nada. He says our private parts basically, basically like what can we show of it? What can we hide?
In front of whom do we show do not show like that private part? So the poster lampada F of our attack lm enzootic Oh mama Katya milk. He says, guard your private part, obviously from shielded from view except from your wife or what your right hand possesses. We don't have right hand position. So except from your wife pulled to the man said I said Raja Lu yaku. No silicone for kuno Bahama about basically saying that a man will be with a group of people and they're tightly congested. What do we do in this case? How do you change our debate and all that stuff? Ross Williams said Allah is tatata and learn torah and la tarea Jani Turia sorry, he said, if you're able
to adultery, I hadn't had an outer facade. He said, if you're able to not show anyone your private part, then do so. Then he said, in Cana, a huduma Hylia. He said, What if one of us is completely alone, then the meaning what does that mean completely alone? And the scholars explained is that in this Hadith, it means not that I'm changing, and I'm alone. He wouldn't ask a question like that. How do I change when I'm alone? There's nobody to cover from change. It's saying the scholars explained that it means if
you have the basic of the bundle person alone at the house, do they? Do they walk around unclothed, Danny? Just walking around the house unclothed? So the person who tells him Carla, for law who I used to harming
is Allah subhanaw taala is more deserving to be to be ashamed in front of so
and then then the Harris award Are you the who Allah out and then he put his hand over as part of it like this editor in this to show covering the private part.
Okay. So that basically walking naked around the house, it basically takes the same shamelessly takes the shamefulness away.
And it's disrespectful to Allah subhanaw taala so that even when you're alone in the house, you don't walk around like that. There's some other interesting points here also, like walking around like that, even if you're alone in the house, besides it being not very respectful in front of a large origin, which also puts you in the state of being very mindless of Allah, very heedless of Allah. And you know, the stories of Abu Musab ashari and Snowden are found on the line and there will be an removing the clothing to bait in their home they'll be still covering themselves with the law and who's to base with some garment on because it was too ashamed to be with me they unclosing
belly dancing around the house.
A lot of kids watch it as weird right? So
So this is kind of goes against like the etiquettes of Islam. Nobody said the word haram Did I say the word haram Okay, then. So nobody said the word haram here.
But it's just not proper at Urban etiquette in front of a lot. There are also a bonus added bonus points for example, the jinn are very, very in love with the human body they find basically jinn, devils, believers or unbelievers amongst them. They're very taken by the human body. It's a very beautiful body to them because their physiques are not that beautiful. So, sometimes a gym might fall in love with a person because they walk around unclothed so much and they'll become attracted to them. And one of the Musharraf he was doing European like an exorcism on on this young lady. And then he asked her, he, he had that feelings that they used to walk around unclothed a lot in the
house, you should always be unclothed in the house, and he said
and, and basically the jinn fell in love with her like that. And that's why there's a lot of what to say when you remove your What do you say when you remove your clothing?
Bismillah Alhamdulillah Allah Allah who right Bismillah Allah Allah, Allah, Allah or Bismillah when you move your clothing, the President said and he did that that is a shield between the eyes of the jinn and your your body or your privates. They don't see you and stuff.
So we want to talk about then what are the what is the outline, it shouldn't be a long talk or anything. But basically, let me start by saying for the Jews and Christians, there was no IRA in front of people of the same gender. So that's why when you look at how in high schools, they have showers or at the gym that have showers or you might walk into the locker room in your gym, and then one guy is walking around as they were, as we call it an Arabic or become a Halekulani. My Lord as you created me.
Just walking around, no socks, nothing just
like, Hey, you know, I
but for them in there don't blame them in their RTT and their belief in their religion. They didn't have our rules. Okay, even inside Buhari, we haven't had it, proving that were most of the seminal famous hadith of masala Salaam, his people used to obey together. But even though it was permissible, musasa was too shy to to bathe with them. So they accused him and his manhood they said, oh, there's something wrong with him. That's why. So one day he's bathing behind this rock, and his clothes are on the rock. So he's using the rock as a shield from people, and the rock ran away. Now, this is miracle, obviously, rocks Don't run away. I think we should know that. Sometimes
people hear stuff like that rocks running away. Let me tell you something. If Allah subhanaw taala wants the rock to run away, it will kidnap you and run away with you. So don't it's not impossible. So the rock ran away with its clothes. And as I said, I'm right after it. He's yelling so big Oh, my God, my clothes are rock. And he passed by Ben Israel, who's to accuse them. And they saw that he didn't, there was nothing wrong with him. And when he got there, he beat that rock so much that the marks were still on that rock. And I mean, if you can run them on my head, you you might feel something since you can run, maybe you'll feel these blows, or just to take the anger out, right?
There is some is higher. But for us, though, inside Muslim, the President said Let no man look at the Euro, the private and let me define our I apologize. Allow Laura, and hello when I shake an hour, and Hello, when I shake.
Basically a Helen is like a defect and something wrong in something. And that's why when this when the scholars say do not follow the out of the believers means their flaws and their faults and the little embarrassments and things that go wrong in the community. That's a rotten muslimeen because it's flaws and things that are wrong. So it's the same word. And it's something that is a word that indicates something that is shameful. And that's the same word used for the private parts. Okay, so
the president said, Let no man look at the hour of another man, nor a woman at the hour of another woman, this is insane Muslim. No man, look at the order of another man and a woman look at the privates of another woman. So then what about the opposite gender?
guy would look great. I see men anyways.
What about the opposite gender? Do you have any? What if that's the only idea we had? Would it say? Would it mean it's haram to look at the opposite gender?
Easily even more? So? Everyone with me? I know. It's embarrassing, sorry. But even more so if you're not allowed to look at males. You're not allowed to look at the female that it's even more important. permissible. Make sense? Okay, so
in total RF verse 26. Now,
Allah subhanaw taala says yeah, Benny Adam, en zelner la comme lieberson euery. So Jacob mauritia Oh Children of Adam we have sent down and they transmit as revealed but sent down close to you, in order to hide your privates your nudity.
Russia worries what's Russian Arabic? British feathers, Russia's feathers. So we have sent down clothing to cover you. But it doesn't really mean feathers here. But it just sounds it's the same word for feathers. It doesn't mean feathers, but it's the word for feathers. So we sat down clothing to cover you and feathers for you like feathers. It's such a beautiful meaning just that you get from feathers. What have feathers do to birds, colorful birds, they adorn them, they make them look beautiful, right. And I love that it's so beautiful here allows really saying we gave you clothing to cover your private parts and also as adornment. And that's from from the the generosity of a
lesbian, he could have just given us these plain things. And we cover ourselves with these plain things. But he gave it to us to cover and also to adorn ourselves with them. It's an extra bonus a blessing that we get. So someone's wearing a suit, a full suit. By the time he put his boxers and pants and just the under garment on. And by the way, cardinal rule, don't ever wear a shirt without some other kind of shirt. Always. Don't do that. Please don't do it. No, if you're black or white or whatever, don't do it. Because if you're a white shirt, and you're a black guy, it's just see through, right. And then sometimes you see this guy like in my office, you see people wearing a like
a white shirt, and you can see pink coming through it like, No, you always wear a thing on top. Don't ever do that. But the point is, once you put that the undergarment on policies covered the private part, all the other stuff is the rich, dormant, the tie the shirt that's colored the jacket, the vest, and it's just beautiful that allows again, isn't just giving us the bare minimum, but he's giving us things that we enjoy that we like to look at. And I think women should appreciate this very much, right? The rich water rich for y'all.
Everyone's very serious to the point. The point is,
and then alysus and remember the clue word when the best taco delicacy and the clothing of taco is better for you only pay for how much time?
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You have any Adam and Zelda eleiko we sent down this clothing. Hmm, what does that mean? sent down the clothing. There's some good stuff here. Basically, out of malice lamb came down cloth. So Adam, Adam came down and clothing, he came down with clothing. So clothing was sent down to us, right? That's why we're saying we're not just apes that suddenly decided to put clothes on. But a lot as we just brought Adam and Islam down and he was wearing clothing. So that came down for humanity also, that's why it's this kind of an article.
And that's why almost just about every society, every culture has some kind of garment, even those are almost naked, they've got some some kind of thing on them loins and these hazing is whatever it is, right? Because it's part of our fitrah to be close. It's part of our natural disposition allocated, it's like that we want we clothe ourselves. And so, so that's why it's not moving forward by removing clothing, you're moving backwards. So then you might say, what about those primitive tribes who were just wearing like underwear or something or loins or as they're called? loin? loincloth? Thank you. They're just wearing a loincloth. That's going to say those are people who
move backwards. Yeah, so Originally, the children of Adam, the early generations, they were all fully clothed, right? Then over the years, and people start to deviate and things start to happen and some settled in very hot areas. And they said, Well, this doesn't make sense. And they just narrowed it down to the loincloth, basically, but they have moved backwards. So the nudist will look at them and say, see, they're in the natural state. And we're the ones who put clothes on. No, they took clothes off a long, long, long time ago. Makes sense? We Okay, okay, I thought today was exciting. I must be look very bored today.
Okay, so then what is the hour of a of a man basically, I will keep it simple. They're
more or less there were like kind of two opinions. One said for the man. The front and the back. These are the out and that's the end of that story. But we have a hadith that are authentic that indicate there's another hour at the Muslim said in the Hadith and fuckery though our the thigh is a private part. Also, yeah, how that Muslim saw a man just wearing like almost like underwear kind of thing. And the restroom tells me I had the oh you lovely, thick. Cover your thighs. So So what happened? And I'm just putting making sorry one second making it nice and brief here is that the Maliki's they kind of broke it down nicely in a way that easy to understand the medic is broken book
the private parts into two parts an hour and move another and an hour and a half or so the private part that is let's say more serious or strict or severe.
Then the lesser private part. So the front and back for the man, those, this is an hour and move on lover, that is strict, and you have to harass and you have to cover it the only time you uncover it is in a
dire need or or like, it's going to be more, it's going to rotate around medical issues. Right? And beyond that, there's no reason for anyone to see or you to uncover. So an hour and a half of it would be the thigh. And why is the thigh a little less, because you'll have a heyday the person sitting and then, you know, his thigh was uncovered and he covered it or that during height, someone saw his thigh. But the sculptor said that it could be that he didn't know his tie was out, right? And the fact that he said cover the thigh and so on shows and then sometimes we uncovered shoes, it wasn't as serious as the front and back. Okay, that's basically in a nutshell. Are we clear? Now?
An automatic alarm came, that's what I was referring to now, which shows you it's not as serious, right? Otherwise they would never would have shown from the past.
Okay, that's, that's for the, for the men, for the women.
What's their hour in front of other non Muslim men? Yeah. And it's strange men. In general, there is a unanimous consensus that it's the entire body except the face. And hence
the unanimous consensus, the outer for the woman, her entire in front of a stranger man, his entire body and her entire body except the face and hands, then there is difference of opinion over the face, hands and feet. Make sense? Yeah. So something insisted that the face and hands have to be covered and the feet have to be covered.
Personally, I am very strict on the feet thing, man, the evidence is very strong. And cover your feet. The evidence is strong. That is not the place for all right. Now the other thing now what is the Muharram?
of the hub? What is the hour of women in front of their moms like the Father, the brother, what's the hour there? Interestingly, the Sherry, I did not define exactly what was your hour in front of your brother and your father. And so the scholars say it can be left to whatever is cultural. And in some cultures, if she wears pants in front of her father, it's not appropriate to go by the culture. And in some cultures, like you probably surprised with that, and it's probably very normal here to be wearing pants in front of your father. And then within subcultures, let's call them if you come wearing shorts in front of your father and brother,
what on earth is going on? Whereas for some people that goes wearing shorts in front of a father, he doesn't see anything wrong with it. But the scholars also say that just the Father has a right to tell his daughter to dress a certain way. Just like the comparison, just like the husband has that right. And the minute you hear that people attitude kalasa husband has a right to not work. But everyone's told what to wear. So like the husband is king of the world, he has restrictions also on what he can show and what he can't show. And that's why so we'll go back to the male
tight clothing for these parts here is not permissible. I know guys think that we don't have any restrictions and it's all on the woman. And you see the guys wearing tight tight pants. Okay, you know the Arab, right? But the CDs
from the Gulf, come on up. Let's be frank, and the only super tight pants like a hobby or anything because you're a male you don't have any restrictions. You can't wear that it's what's the word loose, loose pants is the stuff that painted on you. And walking around like that. So let's so the man has restrictions the woman has restrictions.
Now so then we did that now women front of women, of course you can tell them being brief here, women in front of women. It's the scholars say it's the same as the men from the naval to the knees. And I forgot to say that naval to the knees for men, naval to the knees for a woman in front of other women.
I know just let me say it before someone asks, so can you breastfeed in front of other women? And the scholars say yes, you can. You can breastfeed in front of other women.
But you don't breastfeed in front of men. And don't give me that it's natural thing. Because that's the argument now even sisters on social media are showing pictures of American woman like breastfeeding in public, you know, that their baby latched on they're pushing the grocery cart and everything's out. And they tell you Good for her. I support her right to right Right. Right fanic right Sanic Murphy right in the in front of men and stuff. You don't walk around like half the business out but Mashallah the little part is covered. The boys letzten but everything else is out in the open law. This is nonsense.
Even Muslim countries you find the Muslim woman just boom, bring it out and start breastfeeding.
That sound effect was really inappropriate.
And we're live. We're gonna do with that.
That's not acceptable.
It's natural. Yeah, we said taolu which are natural. You don't do that in the grocery store.
Cleanup aisle six, cleanup aisle six.
Okay, it's going downhill, right. So. So the our here has to be covered. Also in a loose manner. Yeah. And from the naval to the knees can't be super tight in front of other other women. And in our day and age, you know how things are getting in our day and age. Nowadays, you want to be baggy in front of brothers and you want to be sisters want to be back in front of other sisters? because things are strange. Not everyone is renting. Some people are homeowners.
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All right. This is actually supposed to be the most important part of today. And that is the relationship between the higher the shame that they felt, and the covering. And that that is so so important. It goes into so many things. Let's Let's see. So the higher there's no exact word for higher in English, but it's a variety of meanings and concepts taken together get close to the Arabic term of higher and they are self respect, believe it or not modesty. bashfulness being shy. Most of the time people to hire as modesty. hires bashfulness. No, it's a combination. It's also self respect, with modesty with bashfulness or being shot like that. And there is nothing wrong with
this. Yeah. And he has the problem described in the Hadith. He said in the LA City, Allah is he has hired What a strange word to describe the Lord of the universe that he has higher. Yeah, so it's not a bad quality, no doubt. So.
And that is that just to you, if you're curious, the Hadith is that Allah is shy that you asked Him and you put your hands up down empty. That's so powerful, and what an encouragement for you to make the automa but
so the word higher comes from the word higher
life, which is to say if you have higher
if you have the essence of life, if you have higher
the process, he said, and he man, the man faith journey, builder on several nashoba 70 odd branches means a lot of branches of email. Then he tells us the highest point and the lowest point Allaha kolu. The highest part of mo Salah Allah Allah, we're at the lowest part of Mr. Mr. Top and other Anatolia to remove an obstruction or something harmful from the road. So okay, it's many, many branches, the president gives us the top one and the bottom one. And he only gives one of the many branches. He said so I send them when hired but I didn't build the shop but minima will hire shop. and hire is one of the branches. So there's gonna set there's so many of them, He gives us the top.
The last and then Mitch is one example of the many in the middle. Why did he choose Solo Solo just higher as the example in the middle? Because the scholar said that higher is the one the particular trait that if you have it, it will naturally lead you to have all the rest all the other branches, you will have everything you will have Taqwa and horseshoe an audit if you have higher, that's why you only use Talos lm high as an example. And it's really really powerful, really, really powerful. The problem said another Hadith that higher and eemaan are intertwined. This is a hadith narrated as cost for the Sahaba Aldenham Allah. He said higher and Eman are intertwined. If one is lacking, the
other one will follow. And if you like higher, you're going to lose your email. If you have email, you're going to get your higher you can't have one without the other. And that's why
the scholars also I'm one of the scholars used to mention there is a direct relationship between lack of Eman and nudity. And if any, I don't recommend you doing this study, but if someone blind were to go to a nudist camp and interview them
He would find little to no belief in Allah xojo because they go together like this higher and he man, and then nudity and all that stuff and the lack of lack thereof.
The person have also said in the famous Hadith in Sahih, Muslim and higher laity in BC, higher only brings forth goodness, only good comes out of higher. And that's why, if someone has higher, even if it's not logical to you bartolozzi come do not criticize it. Because it only brings him it's something that's only that's so good, it only brings good meaning it can bring him good in other fields. Also, don't reprimand someone for having higher porcelain passed by this is to help Buhari passed by a man who was reprimanding his brother, like against having too much higher, and the President tells him leave him higher as part of the man. So let's say you go swimming with a
brother, he doesn't wanna take his t shirt off, he has higher, don't give him the tip of the hour from here to here. Rather than leave them alone. It's good in a might draw him to have in other aspects of his life, right? The idea of when I showed the law, the problem was buried in her room. So she would end within in the same like, thing, right? So she would be in her room without her hijab, within a worker was buried in in her room. It's her father, she'd been without a job. She said 100 was buried. I couldn't sit uncovered. And someone might say, Oh, come on, and he passed away and he couldn't see her tie up. And it only brings good. So even if there's no actual good in
this scenario, that quality being in you will keep bringing you other goods, you understand. And if I just remove it from you, it'll also cause other problems in your life. Is that point clear? Yeah. So
and the problem was described I will say the history of the law as described the problem that used to be he would have it was more modest than a virgin girl behind the curtain on the day of her wedding. And a look at that description. If we now describe the problem like this is too long. It's too long. Okay.
Hi, there then becomes as if it's like an insult. So if it if the if a sister is to have higher, she thinks we're telling her, let people trample over your rights. never speak up. never speak your mind. No, securing your rights. Don't let people walk all over you. Be firm, be whatever, take the initiative, all that stuff, be have a strong personality, but still have high it's possible. People always think these two don't go together. Now the Prophet lamp had higher, but he never allowed anyone to trample over the rights of the Muslims. He never allowed someone to do the wrong thing. He always corrected people. They don't want conflict whatsoever.
How are we doing?
This what we want to focus on is the higher of the sinner, the higher of the sinner, okay, the prophet SAW Selim said, out of what has survived of the past sayings, this is Sahil Bukhari what is survived from the sayings of all the prophets before. So all the prophets said this and is survived and it made its way to us today. Either Lem testa he, first Na Na [???], if you have no higher than do as you please. What does that mean? two explanations, one group of scholars so that means that if you're not ashamed in front of Allah subhanaw taala, in front of others in front of yourself, What on earth is going to stop you? Yeah, any look, May Allah forgive all of us, the higher, the one that
will lack a lot is the one in front of the laws of logic.
But even then, we'll at least have the other one where we have here in front of people, like the sins people commit alone at home in front of a large audience, they will not commit in front of people in the midst, right? So that it's still something stopping you. But if you don't have anywhere to stop you from in front of a law or in front of people, or yourself, because we said it has self respect in it, then what will stop you nothing is gonna stop you. That's what the Hadith is saying. That's the first explanation. The second explanation is powerful. Also, the scholars say the Hadith is a threat.
It's saying, if you have no hire, do what you want. But you'll get You'll pay for it. You'd be punished for it. You'll be punished for it. Yeah. Very powerful.
The professor himself
Yeah, I didn't answer the first time Why? And then there was the other five
should have answered
How much time do we have now?
So when alone two to, to, to perish a servant. Okay? Because you're saying
basically Allah subhanaw taala is saying all sons of Adam,
do we mention that verse, basically not letting the shavon remove your clothing right he tries to get them to remove their clothing. So while this warning of the clothing being removed because it's really about the highest being removed, that's the big deal. And if the highest removed Nothing can stop you from doing any sin.
so and that's why I was saying earlier don't reprimand anyone for having any type of higher up because it's all good training for them. And it's all good. It's good to have that in them. Even if they're applying it in a place that's not logical. It will still be there when the when it's a logical place and the correct place to apply it. I will clear on this point. Okay, let me I don't know what to do. Now. Let me see here. Once once allowance to purchase a servant who would remove hire from him. Watch what happens. Once hire is removed from him, you find him nothing but despicable. Once you find him despicable. 100 honesty is removed from him, once honesty is removed,
you will find him nothing but a treacherous person once you find him nothing but treacherous mercy will be removed from him. Once Mercy is removed from him, you will find him nothing but a damned and a cursed individual. There is no magic, it just trickles down. Yeah, and higher is there of the first things very, very important. And they said the most supreme and highest degree of higher is to show her and towards Allah subhanaw taala. Because it's gonna say all sins major and minor, they share one basic feature and that is having no shame that Allah sees you committing the sin.
Let me just stop here because realistically, we've got next it's for real inshallah, it is a short class next time. So I can just finish up instead of rushing everything today. To finish up there. I can take one or two questions. So long about from from I
Very good discover, say, there are two people that will not learn the one that's too arrogant to ask a question. He doesn't want to show that he doesn't know. And the one was too shy to ask a question. So when it comes to places like that this is not the higher the as being required in Islam, the guys to show to put his hand up and ask a question that's not the higher the higher of sinning the higher end behavior and modesty like that. But here, this is not a sin, and you're encouraged to ask if you don't know. And then Lucha de Nia Annie, with someone comes in asked you a question about using the bathroom or about intimacy with their wife. They want to know what they're doing here. I shouldn't
have higher in trying to tell him that. So just let him go ahead and do it. I don't answer him and let him go do what is wrong. So here, I pushed that aside as far as being clear with him. And some people took it way too far, way too far. But I'm going to be very clear with him. It doesn't mean I stopped using profanity and models and sending him pictures. No, but I explained his time.
I'm not see you next week.
And we'll take your questions. I haven't been doing a lot of q&a. So just write them down so we don't forget. We'll make time for it next week. And
what do I do? How do you turn the light off?