Channel: Kamal El-Mekki
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Salam Alaikum this lecture is dedicated to a sound from Utah and his far less handsome brother, Allah.
So I have to lower cut.
Smaller Jorge macungie, la COVID-19 alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah. And I mean, I'm about. So welcome to this course, it's gonna be about four days, we're going to spend four days on the heat, and then Tuesdays we're going to spend on inshallah. So though, here's what we're studying today. And before we begin, maybe we'll just get to know each other a little bit, since I'm gonna have to put up with you for a month. So you guys have to put up with me. But that's just one person, but I have to put up with all the
so at the end of the month, you don't have to see my face, but I don't have to see all your faces.
Anyways, the idea is this, let's get to know each other just so we can have fun. You guys look already so excited the energy, you can cut the electricity with the knife in his room. So the way I usually like to start is we break the ice, we get to know one another. Does everyone know everyone else in here?
kind of okay, but still we should. We should know. You know the names and everything. And that way we can also have a fun class. Because you know, I don't want to be teaching everyone good.
So we should we start? Do you guys count? Okay, let's start. Let's start with you. Tell us your name. I'll ask you. Go ahead, sir. What's your name?
If you want to say your age, how old are you? 20. Good, Matt. And what is that? You finish high school? Yeah. Okay. And what are your hobbies?
sports and basketball. Anything else?
Okay, that's fine. You like video games?
How long did you start playing getting you stopped playing games? And Rila? How long ago? Did you do that? This morning.
I started to come here. A year ago. Excellent. This is amazing. What made you stop
wasting time. See 20 year olds Don't say things like waste of time. You don't understand time. So they don't. They just sit there all day, all day. So you stopped just because it's a waste of time. Mashallah, how do you feel your time now?
That's good. Work. Good, man. I'm very proud of you. Keep it up. Don't ever go back to it. destroy your game console if you haven't sold it already.
Oh, good, man. Oh, that's why you stopped because it's broken. You were broke? You couldn't buy a new one. Okay, good. Anything else you want to tell us?
All right, good, man. Hands up. And
everybody knows. Okay. How old are you? 17 and you're in 11th grade. Okay. And What school do you go to?
Robinson? Okay. Now, what do you your hobbies?
Soccer. Good, man. That just sit just soccer. Everybody turn off your cell phones.
You know, um, the interesting thing is, I always wonder what teenagers. Why teenagers need a cell phone? Like your friend calls you like, Oh, yeah. Oh, Pokemon zone. Okay. is speaking to Okay. All right. I'm della. Let me know if anything happens in Digimon. Thank you.
You know, the other day this girl, I was saying that what do you need phones and she was saying my phone is my life. I said you need a new phone.
I'm gonna tell you the jokes. Let me tell you the rules about my jokes. You have to laugh at all my jokes because my jokes are absolutely superb. just out of this world.
Tell us your hobbies now.
Just said you play video games.
Just Just a little bit, like 20 hours a week? Yeah. What's your favorite video game?
Winning 11 What is that?
soccer game. Okay, so now that's not how you play soccer. You really play and you play. Okay, good, man. Good. I thought that's all you do is like you live in a fantasy world where you? You're good. Okay, great. So, am I right? So Ahmed Hamza, and you are sir. You said? How old are you sir? 17. And you're in 11th grade also.
Oh, How'd you do that? Okay.
Good, man. I like you. And what are your hobbies?
Have you working is a hobby for you.
Okay, as long as it's legit. That's fine, right?
Good, man, I like you're ready. Are you bored? You're bored.
Good, man. Excellent. Anything else? You want to add anything else you like?
Okay, so you just add them. And hold. Do you continue in urine called the Jungian? Okay, what are your hobbies? Sir?
Oh, yeah. You're any good at it must be right. I mean, unless you just were though, had the buckets of water and stuff. Yeah. But yeah, you look good. Oh, okay.
Uh huh. What's your team?
Redskins? Okay, you know, I'll tell you what. I don't know anything about football. I don't know. I don't know the positions. I don't know who's who. I don't know any names. But I do know this without knowing anything about football. The Redskins is a horrible, horrible team.
I know that. I think anybody knows that. Right? Hamza? you agree with me?
Do you agree with me? I disagree. No, be honest. Now. Okay. It's your favorite team. You love them. But they're horrible. No, they're not. Okay. They make which results in them being a horrible team though. All right, fine. Okay, so Redskins. Anything else? Any other hobbies?
scouting, scouting. What is that?
man's like? Oh, no, you're not on camera. Okay, let's move on.
Okay, good. So we can sing Happy Birthday for you. What day is it?
am I bringing surprise cakes and all that stuff? Okay. All right. Good. Matt.
Oh, for a nice, excellent. Okay. Anything, any hobbies? Or the past that age? Nothing special. Okay, good. You married?
Not yet. Okay. We'll put your phone number on the screen later on.
And harlot by Sarah.
How do you say it? Come on Marcy. Because my name is Come on. I always read Come on. You know, but go ahead. Okay.
I'm 21 years old. In high school, my senior.
Excellent. I think a very good idea. Of course, everyone knows how did from the downloading video on YouTube? Yes. Excellent.
Great. guys ready to start? you have any questions for me? Any of you who don't know me?
Okay, my name is become the brother command. My name is C'mon, l McKee. People call me command monkey. I really hate that. It's Ellen monkey. And so some of you, this is your first time to see me, right? This is one of the greatest days of your life. Not because you saw me because we're gonna talk about the hate. What were you thinking? Because we're gonna talk about Oh, hey, there. That's why. All right, great. Look, I want to talk about the hate. And I want it to be fun. But it's really an important topic. It's great. But I also want to enjoy while we're while we're doing this, okay? Because a lot of times, you know, some material is presented dry and boring. But this is really,
really important material. And I want us to enjoy it. So to start, and to have a good time in Charlotte this month. Let's start off with the rules. The first rule is this. And these rules are repeated that repeat them everywhere I go. First rule is don't try to be funny. All right. I'm the only one who here That's funny. And the rest of you are funny looking. So whatever I say it's usually funny, and it's guaranteed to be funny, 100% or your money back. That's the first rule. Second Rule, you have to laugh at all my jokes. Because beyond the rule, they really are superb jokes. Yes, they're really good jokes. Great. The third thing, please don't make fun of each other.
Only I can do that. Don't tell anybody only I can do that. A lot of times, you know, as the ice breaks, people start making fun of each other's noses and eyebrows and all sorts of things. So don't make fun of anybody else. Number four, don't interrupt me. Number five, don't try to acute from looking around the room. None of you are cute. Probably not even when you were first born. I think if they beat some of you with the ugly stick the ugly stick will get uglier. I think that some of you are so ugly that if they invite you to a competition for ugly people, they might put the first prize in the envelope. And I think some of you
you're like this
That's why you laughing like that. Some of you when you look in the mirror the dog looking in the mirror is in Nigella whenever. Hello Joe.
Now, you just broke. Rule number two, you have to laugh at my jokes. There you go. Okay. Number six, please take notes. Really, really important. If you don't take notes, you're wasting your time, really, because this is what they tell you. If you don't take notes, the minute you walk out this door, you're going to forget 25% of everything that I said.
Then, eight hours later, you're gonna forget 50% of everything that I said. And here's the worst part. The part that you retain 20 to 30% of it is incorrect. That's really bad. Especially if you play video games take very good notes. Because the minute you step up, you're gonna be like, Where's the reset button? So make sure you take good notes, please. And then we'll we'll look at your notes towards like, maybe the middle or the third week, and then we'll give prizes based on how do you take your notes. Okay.
Now also, I think you should know, I'm one of the few adults in the world that will get into an actual fistfight with a 12 year old. I think that's important for you to know. Okay. And number eight, there are five evidences if you need convincing, I always have five evidences ready to go in any minute. You want to know the five evidences here. 12345 straight into the point. Because I know you know, I'm saying that, because a lot of you think they can beat you up always. Once I had a class, they will jump me, I beat all of them up, but they really thought they could beat me up. I was erasing the board, they all jump. I beat them all up. And I always warn him, we'll turn the
lights off. It'll be like the old Batman episode, you'll see bam, pow. You guys haven't seen those. Alright, great. So let's just let's get into the real stuff. Now. Unless you have any questions for me? No. Great. So the first thing we're going to study, though hate the hate is part of APA.
Apa is what are you trying to get our data into English?
creed, creed now.
So let's define our credo basically, when we say al Qaeda, we're talking about and now this is when we start to write stuff down. Because again, if I asked you in the quiz, what is a pizza?
Don't make anything up.
Don't say a pizza is run by Osama bin Laden or anything like that. Okay. So aqeedah is when we refer to things in the religion that are related to belief related to the heart related to belief more so than related to action. So for example, Al Qaeda deals with the belief in the existence of Allah subhanaw taala belief in the tawheed of Allah subhanaw taala a belief in the angels, you see the word belief, belief in life after death, belief in, you know, the punishment of the grave belief in Paradise and the Hellfire, all these things that are related to al Qaeda. So al Qaeda is related to belief. Unlike filk, fifth is related to acts of worship, dealing with one another the rules of
marriage, the rules of divorce, the rules of hedge the rules of business dealings, all these things, so afraid that these are things that you have beliefs, and Phil usually deals with acts of worship, and dealings between one another.
this is the interesting thing, okay.
This thing's in acleda. See, a lot of times people think Islam is a strict religion, period. I'm telling you this, and I always say, and you will find out it's a truth inshallah, at the end of the month, that the more you learn about Islam, the more you discover it's an easy religion. The more you read about it, the more you discover, it's easy. The more you don't know about it, the more you think everything is difficult, and everything is hot up. And I give examples, for example, most people, if a dog licks their hand, they think they have to make the will do all over again. You heard that before. Most people think so if a dog touches you, you have to do will do all over again.
No such thing. opinion is where the ruling is. You just watch that area. Or some scholars Don't even say you don't even have to watch that area. But you just watch it you go straight to the machine you pray. So you have to do some lady has. He looks your hand. You go to the machine, you just wash that area, and you pray and that's it. That's it. That's how easy it is. Some people they get a paper cut, oh, I gotta go refresh Waldo? No. The more you read, the more you discover that it's nice and easy. So now, with that being said, with issues of our VEDA, Islam is strict. There is no leeway. There's no games in arcada. With filk you find different opinions, you know, and you can have doubt
for example, I'm not sure if insalata should put my hand here after saying semi I'll load them and ham it up, or should I drop them to my sides? Fine. You can have doubt they're
lenient, but with aqeedah there is no room for doubt. Can you say well, I'm not sure if there is a God or not. In our case, is that acceptable? No, I'm not sure. If the
Angels adjust or not, not acceptable. So with Akita Islam is very strict with issues of belief. And with faith, there's different opinions, and there's some leeway, some flexibility. So even if you look at the word update that comes from Al Qaeda, which either means shut down, or it means the robot, like when you tie something, or when you like, pull it and tighten something. So even near you see how firm it is. Even the word comes from something that's kind of fun. No games, no, no leeway, you can fool around with it. They believe in Allah, His angels, messengers, no joke there. So
that's when it comes to work. So everyone understand the difference. Now, I plead the fifth, we're studying it that we're studying issues of belief. Yes. No? Great, thank you, sir. All right.
So then our definition also now again, it's basically firm belief in the heart that is not accompanied or challenged by any doubt, any doubt about Allah subhanaw taala, or the tawheed of Allah subhanaw taala, or obedience to Allah or his angels, meaning belief in his angels, or messengers or books, or the last day or color, or all the issues of the unseen things of the unseen, like, you know, the grave and things of that sort that that are unseen to us?
Excuse me, I want to comment here on the unseen because
Allah only knows the unseen, right? Only Allah knows what's the unseen, you know, the unseen, right? things in the future. Things that happen after you die. No one knows that stuff. No one can videotape it, no one can record it for you. So
with sometimes Muslim get confused, if someone for example, you know, because Allah says in the Quran, that he knows what is in the womb, right? The baby in the mother's womb, Allah knows that. And he knows the unseen. So now some people say, Well, now the doctor knows that as well. So who can explain the how this is not a problem here. It doesn't negate the unseen who can explain that. So someone says, well, Allah knows what's in the womb, and now doctors can tell you what's in the room, male or female? How do you answer that?
I would like to take a walk at it.
Okay, good, man. He said the magic word. He says now they can see it with the technology, they can see it. So it's not unseen anymore. It's not a problem. I know some people, they wouldn't watch the weather report. Oh, they're claiming to know what will happen in the future. And that's the unseen only Allah knows when it's gonna rain. No, it's not unseen anymore, because now they can see it through, as you said, that technology. So they have the satellites, and the Doppler radar and all that stuff, and it shows you their clouds coming towards us. I look pretty thick. And by the time they get over us, it's probably gonna rain tomorrow. So it's not unseen, you understand? But they
couldn't know the unseen the way Allah subhanaw taala knows it. And Allah says, Look, if you look at the description, Allah describes, where Allah Murphy,
he didn't say men feel or harm. He doesn't know who is in the womb of male or female, you know, he knows what is there. So he knows everything about that baby that's just formed in the womb. They're gonna be rich. They're gonna be handsome. They're gonna be good at sports. They're gonna stop playing video games. Everything Allah knows. See, that's the difference. The doctor can't tell you all that.
You can't scan. So well. You have a boy. He's a loser. He's gonna be a geek and ugly. We can't do that. But Allah subhanaw taala will know that stuff. So that's the thing about the the seen and the unseen. And if the unseen were seen, it would be no test in life. True or false?
No test. Imagine I told you we have a test next week you come the answers are on the board that a test you can see the answers. So you think some people say these things like well what isn't God come on TV and show Himself to us? Oh, really? Are you gonna test would be after that. It'd be no test. Or for luxurious the paradise in the Hellfire there'll be no test. So once you see the unseen, it's too late. Go for it. So good. Once you see the unseen, it's too late. Who can give me an example of when you see something from the unseen. It's too late to become Muslim to write to repent
is when the sun rises. Good example when the sun rises from the west. When the sun right, this is one of the major signs of the day of judgment when it comes from this is a huge sign the sun comes out from the west. You can't say okay, let me make some tober it's too late. How about something else on a personal level? You think you started to see
when you see the angel of death. Suppose some guy said I want some of that. Suppose some guy sees
the like he's an atheist says
There's no God, no angels, nothing. I don't believe in anything unless I can touch it. This atheist then gets into car crashes is the angel of death.
All right, thank you. Okay. Later,
you saved me a piece. So this atheist now he's dying. And then he sees the Angel of Death coming towards them. Now, can he now become Muslim? Or repent? It's too late. He saw something from the unseen now it's too late to repent. I guarantee you for our own when he saw the angel of death. He was like, oh, oh, there is a God. Let me repent. It's too late, you know? And so same thing once you see something on the unseen, it's too late. And if you could see the unseen, there wouldn't be any testing. And so that's why that's alright, great. Everyone know the six pillars of a man.
Six Pillars of a man. Anybody? Yeah. Anyone want to tell us the story, man?
All right. I'll teach you a way that you'll never forget the six pillars every man shall.
First one is
What's the next one?
And number six.
All right, so you're doing Oh, the man what's what's going on?
Okay, here's the easy way to remember the six pillars of a man. We're talking about a key the issues of belief a man, right. This is the easy way to remember the six pillars of Eman.
Allah sent His angels to give his books to his messengers, so they can warn people of the last day. And all of that is part of the father of Allah. One more time, Allah sent His angels to give his books to his messengers, so they can warn people of the last day. And all that sort of
got it. Never forget after this write nice and easy. Yes or no? Yeah. Okay, nobody looks excited. So I will assume you're containing yourselves.
Because like my jokes about violence and stuff
about punching people with five evidences? Yeah. Because, you know, you know why? youth like jokes about you know, punching and fighting and all these things, because that's what you that's what you learn is what it takes to be a man. Like if you ask high school kids know what's a man and told you? He's tough. He's this. He's that. And so the image you get in the media is the male is always aggressive. That's why young folks are so aggressive these days because they think to act like a male. You have to be aggressive all the time. No, fighter, line, Tiger, whatever they call them now. Tough Guys. No, I'm saying can't wait. Why do we all have to fight? Hmm, why do we all have to
fight? Can't we all? What do they say? Can't we all get along? Where'd you get that from? Can't we all just pick one guy and beat him up? We will have to fight.
Gotcha. All right.
Somebody broke through you broke the rule. You gotta laugh. Alright. So let's get the let's get to the important stuff. Let's take some important points related to study of al Qaeda. All right, to issues of belief, some important points. The sources are
the Quran and the Sunnah, right? Anything in the Quran and from authentic sooner must be accepted. And you see the sooner now even the authentic sin now as a source of attack. All deviant groups they want to attack the Sunnah of the Prophet some
of them, okay, so people they are they always want to attack the Sunnah of the prophet SAW settler. So they tell you things like, Well, you know, the sooner when it was penned down when it was copied down was copied down by men, and men make mistakes. And we don't know if it's weak or authentic, and things of that sort. Well, of course, these are all baseless arguments, because, first of all, and also when it was preserved and pinned down, it was pinned down by men. And there's nothing wrong with that. For example, I might say a sentence.
Ahmed said Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim. So now I'm going to take a pen and write down this Miller
no problem at all. I wrote it down. You can write down very accurately what someone says especially if he comes to check it after I write it. So there's no problem with writing something down it can be very accurate. And
we know that hard either authentic or not. The scholars have gone through this
This, and some people now even try to take Sahar and say, Look, learn about Sahar. And basically these people, they end up just picking and choosing, based on their desires, what do they like? And what they don't like. So the thing is, you can't judge the sun not based on your opinion, not intellect, opinion, because intellect always agrees with Islam. But opinion might disagree, because you don't feel this is how this should be. And there are some people now as we speak, there's some people right now in the US who are trying to reevaluate that howdy based on their opinion.
And so there's, there's one person who's doing this at the moment. So if you asked him, What, what system are you going to use, they can't tell you 1234 this is the system I'm going to use to evaluate the idea. Basically, they're going to look at it. And if they feel this is not good for the feminist movement, or whatever it is, you're gonna exit out. And if I don't like how this goes, it doesn't fit well with me living in Houston, Texas, they're gonna cross it out. So, but now, the system before if there was a weak narrator, when they're deep in this, okay, well, this is a questionable or weak Howdy. If there was a linguistic mistake in the speech of the professors at
London's probably because most of them never made a linguistic mistake. So then they can put a question mark, there are states weak and so on. So they had the system. But now we get these people I don't like it. I don't understand it, if they don't understand that until you exit out. Or maybe understand that because your brain is not working very well. And someone else can understand that better than you. But this is a very serious attack on the sooner that's happening. And most likely you guys are gonna have to be at the forefront of you know, defending the son of the prophets of Allah Halim Salah.
Okay, and then of course, there are many things you can't wrap your mind around. So you can't say, Well, this is I don't understand it, therefore it's weak. Okay? Because for example, the things you can't wrap your mind around, for example, the people of the Hellfire, well, they're being punished and burning in it. So any the heat you know it, like this fire here. While that's happening, they're talking to each other. And arguing.
As one chef said, he said, if that wasn't in the Koran, obviously, in the sun, I would never believe it, that they're being burnt, and the most painful, excruciating pain and they're still talking to each other and blaming each other and cursing each other. How do you have time to do that? You know, the dialogue between the people the Hellfire amongst themselves in the call, aren't they talk? So some things you can't wrap your mind around who can wrap his mind around eternity?
You can't. So you can't dismiss something just because you can't wrap your mind around it. True or false?
Now, of course, one way to understand what's being said in the Quran and the Hadith.
Now, there's a good relationship between the Quran and the Hadith, there are certain parts of the Quran are explained from with the Hadith. And also the Quran also mentioned certain things about the life of the Prophet Salaam and things of that sort. Now, at the same time,
one way, let's say for example, in this room, one of us said, Stop doing that. Okay. Now, 100 years later, people said, Okay, well, there was a group of young men, one of them being old, that's me. And they were at
the center, this tutoring center. And one of them said, Stop doing that. Now, how can we know what he meant? Stop doing that. But if all of us wrote in our diaries today, when we go home, right,
if we wrote what happened today, people can figure out what we what he meant by stop doing that, when they look at what how we explained it, because we were here, we saw he said, Stop doing that. What was that? One guy was picking his nose. So he said, Stop doing that, stop picking your nose. So the rest of us who wrote this down, they said, you know, brother met, for example. Because there's two of you, you don't know which one I'm talking about, was picking his nose. And then brother so and so said, Stop doing that. So the best way to understand what someone is saying is when they explain their own words, or someone who was there tells you what he meant Exactly. What am I getting
at? The best understanding of Islam is the understanding that was done by those who are with the Prophet sallallahu Sallam right there. I'll tell you something. For example, there are people now who say, dum, dum movements, really dumb movements. One of them was like, we're going to re re make the deceit of the Koran, right? We're going to do the exegesis like explanation or on based on the woman's perspective.
And so they're saying that the oma for 1400 years was basically upon misguidance until a woman comes and interprets the Quran, from the mindset of a woman. And now we're going to have the truth on the issue. So now, if you were going to
Do this if you're gonna look at the Koran without looking
at all at how the professor explained certain Ayah or how the companions explained the ayah you're not going to do a good job at all I gave you examples. For example, there there is in the Quran that suddenly starts talking about an issue or describing something. You're I would say, it's sort of hazard for example, that certain group of people they start destroying their homes with their own hands. So what what on earth is this idea, talking about?