Channel: Mirza Yawar Baig
Earn & Eat Halaal
Rasoolullah(S) said, ‘Leave that which is doubtful for that which is not doubtful.’ Taqwa is what enables us to do that. He(S) said, ‘ Ask your heart. The best Mufti is the heart of a Muttaqi.’ That’s why Allah said, ‘Verily the best provision for the way (journey) is Taqwa.’ This lecture focuses on the importance of being careful about the laws of Allah especially with regard to what we earn and eat. It also explains the difference between a ruling (hukm) and a fatwa (opinion) and how the latter doesn’t change the former.
hamdulillah alameen wa salatu salam ala l mursaleen. Allah Allah He was happy as vain Ahmad.
My dear brothers and sisters and elders salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
The topic today is fatwa or taqwa.
I want to begin with the idea of the Quran which we hear in every Juma
where Allah subhanaw taala said, I will lay my shade on the regime. smilla Rahmanir Rahim.
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and do not die except in a state of Islam.
I want to remind myself when you reflect on this I have here desire and every single Juma no matter where you pray in the world, this is part of the Muslim code boundaries are seldom and everybody will recite this,
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all you who believe have Taqwa of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Usually this is translated as fear Allah as it is his right to be feared. This is the translation that you will find in English or in in although the translation will be Allah cetera Jessica said dharna kahakai
are my submission to you is that there is a difference and Allah subhanaw taala has used both these terms he has used the word CATIA and he has also used the word turquois.
taqwa isn't is not fear as in our in our understanding of fear.
And the reason I'm saying that is because we have to understand this issue of taqwa
and fear of Allah subhanaw taala in the context of something else, that Allah subhanaw taala said, as a distinguishing feature as a mark of the believer. And that is love for Allah Subhana Allah. Allah subhanaw taala said one levena Amano, I shall do hope Allah.
Allah subhanaw taala said that the believers he said and the believers are those well as you know, a shadow Allah, they love Allah subhanho wa Taala and this love is at a state of at a superlative state.
They love Allah subhanho Ayesha Ayesha is the superlative former Shadi
they love Allah subhanho they don't just love Allah, they love Allah subhanho wa Taala more than they love anyone or anything else. So there is a competitive aspect to that love is Rogers, I love Allah subhanaw taala I love Allah more than I love myself more than I love my family, my wife, my children, my wealth, and so on and so forth. And this is something which Allah subhanaw taala also reinforced in another place in Serato Toba where Allah subhanaw taala specifically mentioned that the love of Allah subhanaw taala and not just once again random love of Allah subhanaw taala but loving Allah subhanaw taala specifically more than we love other things, is a element of human it's
a condition of human
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that they have earned
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They love these eight things. I have a like poomsae to them if these are more beloved to you, min Allahi wa surely he was he had invisibie Lea, if these are more beloved to you that Allah if these are more beloved to you than Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam and if these are more we are beloved to the jihads visa v Linda Ferrara bus ohata yati Allah here we go and wait for the Azov of Allah subhanho wa Taala to descend on you. One la hola hola como el Vaseline and Verily Allah subhanho wa Taala does not
give guidance to the people who are rebellious to the foster code.
So loving of Allah subhanho wa Taala to love Allah subhanho wa Taala and to love Allah subhanaw taala more than we love everything and anything else is an is a critical element of Eman without which there is no event.
So now we have this idea and we have other ideas I mentioned to you with regard to the love of Allah subhanaw taala very specific.
And we also have the idea with regard to taqwa and the one I mentioned and the other
and the one I mentioned was Yeah, hola hamanako la Hakata hottie again very specific or you believe
and as we know whenever Allah subhanaw taala addresses and says yeah, are you Alina Amano? This is a direct hokum to the believers. Allah is telling us physically speaking to us personally Elementor has given us a direct instruction direct order, which is to be obeyed Yeah, it will let me know if
you believe have Taqwa of Allah subhanaw taala how much as much as you wish as much as you can?
Only on Sundays only on Fridays No, it hola ha ha car Ducati.
It is the right of Allah subhanaw taala that the slaves should have Taqwa of him and how much taqwa must you have as is his as is his right.
So, what is the point? How do you put these two things together? As I told you the translation generally which is done, which I have read and you have read is that why is translated as fear. But as I mentioned this morning, also in the future, a reminder of fear is a negative emotion, fear produces hatred.
Fear produces dislike, a child may fear to take an injection.
So when he fears to take an injection, if you ask him, Do you like to take an injection? What is what does he say? Oh, I love injection, but I fear them.
it a student as a child may fear a teacher, particular teacher, a child may fear because the teacher maybe beats the child or something. So you ask the child Do you love that teacher? Because
I don't like that teacher. I fear the teacher.
A person may fear a oppressive ruler, you might have a dictator or something.
And you fear this oppressive ruler.
Do you love the oppressive rule? No. You hate the oppressive ruler you make everyday or law relievers wrong this
we had no word this ruler to deal with him three years from this oppressive ruler.
We may fear a disease. People fear cancer, right to ask the person you know do you love cancer? How can I love can I hate cancer? I fear cancer.
And on a side note, you might then ask them then like how come you're smoking cigarettes? Because that's a good way of buying cancer.
Right among other things, you can you buy a lot of things cigarettes are an extremely
you know, extremely profitable investment in disease. You know, for the pet for the cost of one packet of cigarettes, you can get multiple diseases, I mean that that's brilliant noise is absolutely fantastic. So buying you must really, really want disease and that's the best way to get it because it's cheapest way to get it.
If you wanted to get diseases, many other ways, it would cost you more but all you need to do is start smoking one packet of cigarettes a day and you will have hypertension you will have cancer you are all kinds of diseases all for that same cost one packet of cigarettes a day and you can buy the cheapest cigarettes, the cheaper the better, the faster you get the disease.
Very, very profitable investment Allah, Allah How can we get sense into people?
How can we get sense into people something which is haram something which is haram. And some of them have been, according to me unnecessarily kind about it. But anyway, they have their own reasons why they given this is a good example also a fatwa and taqwa
they have given the fatwa to say it is makuta. Hurry me. But unfortunately, because we don't understand is the law that we do not understand the rulings and the technical terminology of Islamic jurisprudence.
We think that macro to me actually sounds nice musical sound macro. Name your son macro Daddy, my
two sons This is macro Tommy this macro Tansy Mashallah two sons one is older one is younger. Go sounds nice.
Macro the hurry me is something which is
like Haram. But with one small difference and that small differences if there is something which is haram and you deny that this is haram then you exit Islam altogether.
For example, Allah subhanaw taala made alcohol harami made pork haram if somebody says pork is not haram if a Muslim says pork is not Haram, I do not consider it to be haram and eats pork. Then that person has become a martyr this person has left Islam he is not he's no longer a Muslim.
Now because it is such a serious affair, some of the alama in as I said according to me misplaced kindness. They said it is not haram but Margarita, Margarita harami is something which is haram, but which if you do you do not exit Islam but you have committed the worst kind of sin.
You have committed a Guna Kabira among among the Cabal, which means that this requires a specific Toba if you do not do that Allah subhanaw taala will punish you and you will be in Johanna.
Illa Mashallah. except Allah, Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala forgives you, but that is the level of prohibition. So if you say that now what you see is after all, it is not Haram. So you're going to go to before Allah Subhana Allah all my life, I indulged in makuta when
my income was from selling cigarettes, so why my income was from makuta hurry me and I were smoking cigarettes so that by my you know, by my habit also makuta Harriman, and I was selling cigarettes to people's I was selling cancer sticks.
And I was helping cancer to spread in society. And this is this is my story of my life. You want to be in that situation, you want to start with four lenses.
So the point I'm making here is that and we'll come to the issue of fatwa, what I'm saying as far as that was concerned,
when you when you dislike something,
when you when you fear something, not design, when you fear something, you hate that thing. But here is what it is saying.
What do the believers do with respect to Allah, they love Allah Subhana Allah. And that's one of the things that we should seriously ask ourselves. Again, you know, we have got used to this mechanical way of living and mechanical way of asking questions and so on. So as a Muslim, if I asked you, do you love Allah about what is what are you going to say? Well, it's a great question, of course, Allah Allah.
But if I if I shall we do not give the example of Allah subhanaw taala we don't compare Allah to anything else. Because Allah subhanaw taala said, Lisa can easily show you, he is not like anything. So therefore we do not compare Allah subhanaw taala to any creature, but just for us to understand.
Think of a person that you truly love,
Maybe it's a small miniature your newborn baby or a very small child, or maybe it's your spouse, hopefully it is your spouse if you're married.
When you think of that, when you think of that person,
I do it now. Do it now as an experiment, think of that person and then reflect in your heart and say, is there a change? Do you feel anything?
Do you miss that person? You've been sitting in a car for 10 days? You missing that person? If that person comes into the into the masjid to visit you will something about you?
So now, if you think of Allah,
the Moses is Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar.
Does anything happen?
This is the problem today with even our Islamic education. Nobody asked these questions. But this is how I taught the zabba This is how our self learnt
it didn't just learn the words of the Quran.
They learned an eye and they said What is this is doing to me?
is it doing anything to me?
is it doing anything to me?
Allah subhanaw taala mentioned his glory and His Majesty. Allah subhanaw taala mentioned his infinite Rama.
Allah subhanaw taala mentioned his great forgiveness.
Is there any change of the heart when we recite these? When we listen to this is when we read this is
is there any change in a person? Do you feel anything at all or is
Only words or even the recitation if somebody decides it Volusia Mashallah, Mashallah very nice recitation, but you're really talking about the tool, nothing else.
There wasn't gonna be singing a song he could have been, you know, narrating some poetry or something, same effect.
So even if you praise the recitation of the Koran
is asked to survive simply praising the sound of it.
Many people do that, you know, they send around
clips of the spirit of this country and that curry and so on, and say, and this is a see how this sounds or recited this horizontal reserve that surah What are they really talking about?
the tooth, most of them are not even talking about the TouchWiz.
They're not even saying see how he, you know he pronounces all the calcula correctly,
or how he pronounces all these hair are the correct No, they really talking about the tune. So effectively, according to me, there is no difference you could have been sending out, you know, clips of people, some somebody singing in a sheet or someone singing some other song really makes no difference, whether it's the caliber of Allah, the caliber of people,
you've lost all that sense of discrimination and all that sense of differentiation between the column of Allah subhanaw taala, and anything else.
And that is very sad. And that's the reason why the Kalam of Allah subhanaw taala, even though it is a speech of our Creator, directly spoken to us, has no effect on us.
So when you love somebody, the mention of that person, the remembrance of that person, the thought of that person brings about something in you.
It puts a smile on your face. You remember memories?
You feel good?
You get energy in your body? Yes or no? You feel nice and warm in your heart.
And that's what my question is, if we love Allah, what what does all this do to us?
So love produces.
Liking for something.
And that's the reason why my definition and translation of taqwa is not fear of Allah. It is the fear of displeasing the one I love.
It is not fear of it is fear of displeasing. There's a difference. Fear of is fear of that individual of that entity. I fear the entity so I don't want to see him. I don't want to work close to him. I hope he never sees me I hope I never see him. Stay away from me. Is this what we believe about Allah? Allah, whatever? Of course not. Of course, you want to see Allah subhanho data, we pray to Allah Subhana Allah give us the the, the greatest of your namak which is to be able to look at your glorious continents on the Day of Judgment.
So it's not fear. It is the fear of displeasing the one I love Allah let me not do anything, where on the Day of Judgment, you will be hidden from me.
In the Quran, Allah subhanaw taala as mentioned, among the punishments of two people, and then of course, both the Jana and the janome have been described in great detail. But
among the in terms of punishments, the worst punishment that Allah subhanaw taala has described is you know what,
unless one of the lizard and Allah will not look at them,
Allah will not look at them.
Well, I use a key him while I answer ya,
Allah will not verify them Allah will not look at them. They imagine
he's not talking about they will burn the hell via You know, there will be a slow barbecue as a medic, Allah Subhana. Allah will not look at them
to be ignored by Allah subhanho wa Taala on the Day of Judgment, to not be able to see that the jalwa of Allah Subhana Allah, that Allah is not is deliberately ignoring me. This is the worst of punishment by Allah protect us from this is the worst punishment. Why? Because the one I should have loved the one I should have loved and the one who I hope loves me. And this also is possible. Allah subhanaw taala told us how Allah will love you. And how's that?
How will Allah loves us? Bye.
By following the Sunnah of Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam What is the need for this? What did Allah say? Colin Gundam to a boon Allah ha for Rooney
Yo Habib kumala
say to them Obama sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
say to those who claim to love Allah follow my Sunnah for who he imitate me make my Eva
Allah did not say obey me obey me becomes automatic Eva is beyond obey obedience Eva is an expression of love.
You obey even if you fear you obey even if you hate because you fear the evil from that person.
But it tiba imitation is only an only valance.
No one imitate somebody they hit.
People only imitate those they love. You want to dress like them, you want to look like them. You want to walk and talk like them?
You want to have a haircut like them. People have all these fads.
What are brand ambassadors?
Think about these things? I mean, we we live in a modern world. Let's use modern
you know, terminologies?
What is a brand ambassador? Why do we need brand ambassadors for what?
Because the rest of the world is sheep.
Seriously, mindless sheep.
Why are you wearing that kind of Widodo that style of glasses because American wore them in such a such a movie?
Why we got this funny haircut? Because Shahrukh Khan had this record in that movie.
Why are you buying those kinds of shoes? Because so and so is the brand ambassador of those shoes? Is he an expert on shoes? Does he know anything about feet? Does he know anything about whatever? No, because he wants to endorse this brand.
Our our consumerist materialistic society is a society which is designed for mindless people.
This society cannot survive if we have thinking people
this society cannot survive if we have thinking people and that's why the whole focus of Western materialistic
society is to ensure that you never never use your brain never think
just keep doing just keep buying, keep buying, keep buying, keep buying, keep buying. And that's why this world is drowning in garbage. And that's why our environment is getting destroyed. And that's why we have global warming and that's why we are all the problem because we don't use our minds.
Your brand ambassadors because people imitate they buy they do things because somebody they love
says he does it.
Bad ambassadors is not even sure that they actually do it or they say they did it and and we even know I mean Maddie I told you we are really a bunch of such stupid people Bella, forgive us.
We even know what somebody charges to endorse a brand yes or no.
So if I'm taking money to endorse a brand What does it mean Do I really love this brand? I mean if I really love this brand, if I really like this thing, then I must say no no no money. I mean I love this thing. I think you really you must do this because you know i i love this turban. Why? Because this is what Mohamed Salah xrm used to wear
and he said no I want I want to pay you to endorse the turban Obama's hora de la vie Rahmani.
I love Mohamed Salah. I love the way he used to dress and this is the way I dress because I love them. I love the Prophet sallallahu wasallam I don't want money for that. I don't need money for that.
But we know that brand ambassadors take money to endorse a brand still we follow that
senseless, completely Mindless Behavior.
But the point I'm making is that people imitate those they love.
And Allah subhanaw taala said to his barber seller, sell them, tell them to imitate you. Tell them to look like you tell them to walk like you tell them to talk like you tell them to eat like you tell them to treat people like used to treat people tell them to do what used to do imitate you in every single way. And whatever. You have qumola I will love them. Allah we love them. Tell them Allah we love them. Why? Because Allah loves Muhammad sallallahu alayhi salam, therefore Allah will love anyone who looks like Mohammed Salah arisa Allah subhanaw taala will love anyone who resembles Muhammad Allah Allah. Allah does not love Michael Jackson. Allah does not love Bill Clinton. Allah
does not love Bill Gates. Allah does not love whoever right. So if you look like them
so what? Go look like them. Who cares?
Do you want a lot of love you look like the one Allah loves.
Look like the one Anna loves.
Have a life like the one Allah loves. And that is only one and who is that? Muhammad Mustafa sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
taqwa is the concern. It is the consciousness of never wanting to offend, never wanting to displease the one we love and who is that? Allah subhanho wa Taala
now taqwa has many benefits. The first benefit of that why is that Allah subhanaw taala promised guidance for the one who has taqwa.
Allah subhanaw taala said who the Lille
guidance is for the people of taqwa. So, realize we have Taqwa. Insha Allah, Allah subhanaw taala will guide us.
Allah subhanaw taala promised his Marriott he promised his closed as he promised to be with the people who have Taqwa in La la mala Xena taco. Well the Xena home masino
Allah, Allah Verily Allah subhanaw taala is with me Allah Xena taco. He is with the people who have Taqwa.
So the, the benefit of having Allah with you, once again, I repeat myself over and over again. Because we need to think about that.
What is the meaning of saying Allah is with me?
Is there any benefit of having Allah with me?
Think about that. Only then will you do the things so that you are sure that Allah is always with you? And what is the way of ensuring that Allah subhanaw taala is with us all the time
to have the one
because and that's the that is the that is the first and biggest name of taqwa, which is that the Mata Ki the person who has that one is constantly concerned about one thing which is I don't want to offend Allah. I do not want to displease Allah. So constantly his thought in his mind for every single thing is does Allah like this or not? He's about to say something. He stopped for a second and say what I'm about to say. Will Allah like this thing or not? I'm about to say something bad about somebody. Before I actually say it. As
this thing I'm going to say does Allah like this? obvious answer, Allah does not like it. So what does he do?
He doesn't say.
first benefit is that he is constantly aware of Allah so therefore Allah is constantly with him. second benefit is taqwa makes committing sins difficult. And it makes doing good deeds easy. It makes janome difficult, and it makes gender easy.
Anytime there is a sin, the portion of that was done right. Can't do that. displease Allah, then you will have a personal advisor. And the advisor was no but this is a small
salary is not a Kabira.
See how we misuse the Sharia, whatever little knowledge of Sharia, we have
the knowledge of the Sharia, what must you do? The knowledge of the Sharia was get us closer to Allah. It must help us to please Allah subhanho wa Taala more.
But unfortunately, our knowledge of Sharia makes us further away from Allah swanigan.
Who is shaytan?
The one who is away from Allah.
So we use the the eastern half of the Sharia, to find loopholes, you know, but that's a small sin.
But what does the person What does? He say? If you go to a person of taqwa and you have this conversation, but this is a small sin, what will he tell you? He will tell you please look at what a sin is. A sin is disobedience of Allah.
is Allah smaller is Allah big.
So how can the disobedience of somebody who is Akbar be small?
disobedience it is obedience.
disobedience is disobedience.
You deliberately have others sitting there. You deliberately go and you touch your father with your foot.
Deliberately I'm not say accidental it happened is a mistake. It's forgivable. What
is the difference between a crime and a mistake? It's the same thing but if it is done deliberately it becomes a crime
including some serious one for example, if you accidentally killed somebody who's not not a good idea to kill anybody anyway, but I'm saying yeah, maybe you're driving a car someone just jumps out of a bus in front of you or something. And you kill the person
are you going to get hanged for that? Is there a fee to be paid for that? Is there any punishment for that? No. Once it is established, and proven that this was an accident, you had no intention of killing anybody the person just jumped in front of your car or something and therefore that's how he died there is no sin on you there is no you know problem for you. There is no sin on you and you are left free because it is it was an accident it happened by mistake.
But suppose you're driving your car and there's a person crossing the road on the zebra zebra crossing person is correct. And what you do line up your car nicely and you nail the guy
70 you still kill it will kill the buzzer from with your car. But this time you deliberately decided this is the guy that he's the one I've been after all this while and I got him now. So let me take care of my problem once and for all right?
It's a crime it's murder. If it is proved then you are
then you are in serious trouble. You're going to be you know, do a tap dance from a rope.
Right. So the point is, deliberately do so dives if somebody deliberately commits a sin.
If somebody deliberately commits a sin,
then it becomes a crime. And then your answer will tell us about Allah and if Allah wishes he will punish.
You have a feel for you as the Buddha, Allah subhanaw taala divine which I forgive, and if I want to punish, I will punish because you have committed a crime you are liable you are culpable, you are liable for punishment therefore.
So taqwa saves us from this that was saves us now, a military person may still commit a sin number 30 person may still you know fall into make a mistake, but then that's always a mistake. And immediately as soon as he is, in he comes to know this as soon as it this is brought to his notice what does he do? He immediately makes the one
he immediately makes Allah
and Allah Subhana Allah forgives if you make tala tala forgives. So with taqwa these are the benefits that we save ourselves from sin, we save ourselves from everything which is wrong. So sin becomes difficult, good things become easy jahannam becomes difficult gender becomes easy.
One of the finest examples, the many examples in the Sierra many examples in the hands of Sahaba, in the lives of the Sahaba, Rizal, la mcvane. But one of the finest examples is the example of the prohibition of alcohol.
And above water are they allowed moderated this incident where the munari were the color when the IRS of the hormones of alcohol prohibition of alcohol were revealed. That Allah Salam sent out
this announcement, so the person came, and in the in the in the streets, he came out calling and he recited the eyes of the foreigners and said this is what has been revealed, and alcohol has been prohibited. And overall, the law says that I had some guests with me and people were sitting and we were having a drink. And I was actually pouring alcohol into the glass of one of my guests. And he said that as soon as I heard this, instead of pouring here, I poured on the ground like this.
And then you throw away the thing in the glass. That is it. The people who are there and this happened to all the people in Medina, whoever heard this thing, he said the people who were there, at that time, if they had been drinking and if the alcohol was in their mouth, they didn't swallow it, they spat it out. If it wasn't the glass, they threw it out. Then they used to have these to make this this alcohol with with dates, you know formatted dates and so on. So this and they will store it obviously if you make wine and so on, you store the wine in in jars and bottles. So they had these big jars of of this wine that they used to make. They brought those bottles out and they
poured that wine into the streets. over other law says that the streets ran with wine, it's literally wine flowed in the streets. And then and this is the issue of tequila and then they broke those containers. The Sahaba smashed the containers.
Now, this matter was reported when we saw Salah, so you call them he said
What happened? Did you bring the container they said yes. So, the sorceress Allah now he is the Sahaba Sharia, he has to also explain the hokum. So, it was not necessary for you to break the containers, you would have used the same containers you could have washed them and you could have used the same containers to store something else.
So, this is as far as the
fatwa is concerned and then coming to this second part of my talk which is fatwa right so taqwa or fatwa so as far as the fatwa as far as the legal opinion and in this particular case, it is actually not a fatwa. It is a it is a comment there's a difference between the two which I'll explain that because this is being given by the rule maker himself. Mr. salams position with regard to the Sharia is different from the position of any Mufti.
Salazar is the rule maker. So Rosaura Sallam gave this ruling to say that it was not necessary for you to smash the containers, you could have used the same containers.
But see the response of the Sahaba this era sola we did not even want to have something which reminded us of what we used to do.
We didn't even want to have a reminder of that. Because now if I if I look at this jar, you know, I always I used to have wine in it. And if it ran every time I see that jar now It reminds me oh I used to have wine is you know, if Allah prohibited that thing, we do not want to displease Allah. We don't even want to touch that thing. We don't even want to use that thing even though legally we can use it.
This is taqwa.
This is the taqwa is to go beyond that why is to leave the doubtful taqwa is to go beyond not minimalist thinking what is the minimum that I can do no, to say what is the maximum I can do because taqwa is to be concerned about pleasing Allah. So I will do the maximum that I can do to please Allah subhanaw taala.
Now remember, alcohol is a drug.
Right? The world does not like to call it a drug because alcohol is a source of great revenue for a lot of people. So they have
they have legalized it this is the this is the problem with our manmade systems.
You can actually logically argue that if alcohol is legal, then why is marijuana illegal? Why is LSD illegal? wireless? Why is heroin illegal
because the effect of both is the same, this also intoxicated that also intoxicated.
So, if you are dealing with the I have to be alcohol will not be sold to people under 18. You know, they they put this as if by 1818 is a sign of show.
The world is full of a lot of very old, very stupid people. So it shows that 18 means nothing.
And you got some very young and very intelligent people, very sensible people.
So if alcohol is a drug, because we have a manmade systems, or manmade systems, we say we print on cigarette packets. Just think about this. This is the problem of manmade laws. And this is the problem which divine law does not have. And I'm saying this because this we are going to go into the area of fatwa. You print on cigarette packets, you put you put a skull and crossbones on the on the cigarette packet, you print on the cigarette packets saying cigarettes cause cancer. The surgeon general has determined blah, blah, blah, whatnot, whatnot, cigarettes cause cancer. Ask yourself this question. If the government takes the trouble of legislating, no smoking in public places.
Right, no smoking in public places.
Printing warnings of the cigarette packets, isn't it? Isn't it simple? Isn't it much simpler simply to ban the manufacture of cigarettes? And they shut down all cigarette factories.
Why must we allow you to manufacture things which are causing cancer?
But you know why they don't do that? Because cigarette factories give revenue.
Why do you print all this on cigarettes so that you can now increase the excise duty on the cigarettes
you want to smoke a cigarette now therefore you pay the government more money for that. Because now we made the cigarettes expensive.
And you think that the because it is expensive people who smoke less but the statistics show that that does not happen because it's an addiction. Cigarette is also an addiction. So no matter how expensive it might be, people will still buy cigarettes, no matter how expensive alcohol will be people will still buy alcohol because it's a it's a drug you will need that kick.
Language is so beautiful and
very specific. You need the kick.
You don't need the stroke. You don't need the you know somebody giving you a beautiful You know, a kick
your backside every time you want this kick, and you're paying for this please kick me please kick me. Mr. Bottle please kick me. The Howard Allah. Allah. Allahu Allah. This is our This is our dunya is our duty senseless, senseless.
So imagine now the sabarimala had a madman who used to we're used to drinking.
They were also addicted, different levels of addiction, somebody who was highly addicted, somebody was less addicted, but we know alcohol is an addiction. So people were addicted.
How long did it take them to leave that addiction?
one second. And really
what happens in our world today we have Alcoholics Anonymous, we have this society called Alcoholics Anonymous. People want to get off alcohol. What is it? Do? They go to detox clinics, they go to Alcoholics Anonymous, they go through therapy, they go through counselling, they go through, you know, people who want to do that they it takes them a lot of effort and time and so on and so forth.
And governments once in a while, some government gets this twinge of conscience and they say privacy, they ban the sale of alcohol. That's actually the consumption of alcohol does it? Does it decrease? No. All that happens is corruption goes up, a lot of people make more money on the black market. And the consumption of alcohol actually goes up. Because people now buy and struck. Earlier, they used to just buy you feel you wanted a drink on the way home or something. You picked up a bottle. But now because of prohibition, what do you do? You stock up because you don't know when you're going to get it? So you buy more so alcohol when prohibition actually results in more alcohol
consumption or more oil, more alcohol sales, rather than less.
And the government spends millions and millions on policing and this and that and just cheating in cases, nothing happens. How much money did restaurants spread? How much money did he spend in prohibition of alcohol? How many policemen did you have? Did you have to there wasn't even there wasn't even a police was Medina? No, no policeman.
How many people did he put in jail for drinking much later, there were a couple of people who did incur some punishment and that is because Allah subhanaw taala wanted to show the photos and so forth. But generally speaking, here was a society which was addicted to alcohol, they had been, they had been drinking alcohol, it was part of their culture. It was they were not the first people. Generation after generation. They used to do it, it was it was part of their culture. Overnight, they left it Why? Because of taqwa because of taqwa, they had got so used to the idea that we do not want to displease Allah subhanaw taala that the minute a order came and said this thing which you
use to do all this while displeases Allah, please leave it, they did not need a second reminder, they left it
that is the beauty of taqwa.
So now, you might say, well,
the benefit of the motto here is that he needs to please only one.
He does not need to please more than one. So he doesn't have to worry about what will this one say that one say and all that as long as it pleases Allah, Allah. So you might say, Well, you know, this is sounds good. But in life, if I'm living in the world, I have customers I have, if I'm a politician, I have constituents. If I'm in, you know, in working in a company or working in government, then I have got my subordinates and superiors I've got people, I've got my family and friends of God society, I also need their approval, I also need to be popular with them. I also need people to think I'm a good person and so on. And now you are saying that I should not bother about
pleasing anyone except Allah. So what about this dunya How can I live in this dunya if I don't think about pleasing Anybody else?
And the answer again, is the same which is that people's hearts are soulless. Arsalan said the hearts of people are in the hands of Allah He said they are they are between two fingers of Allah subhanaw taala
mckinleyville Hulu, what do I make?
Yeah, mocha liver. Hello, Sabbath Ravana Allah deictic
Oh, the one who turns the hearts. Make our hearts firm on your heart. Make our hearts firm on obedience to you?
And the answer is that if you want truly if you want honor, truly if you want popularity, truly if you want influence in society, what must you do? please Allah because if Allah subhanaw taala is pleased with you automatically people are pleased with you.
And we have the address, which is narrated in Muslim and also in Bukhari and in mothae Malik and also enter with the all the books
Hello is where Allah is Allah Allah Azza wa sallam. He said that if Allah subhanaw taala loves a slave of his, he calls jabril alayhi salam and around says to Jamila Solomon says, I love so and so.
And he says gibberella ceram then announces this to all the Malaika and this information is sent down into the earth, and love for that person is established on the face of the earth.
And you will find that if Allah subhanaw taala grant that to all of us,
you will find that when that happens, strangers will love you. People who have never seen you in their lives the first time they see you, they will greet you with honor. They know they never know you, they never met you. They have no connection with you. Different nationality, different race, different family, but they will honor you more than they are of their own for their own family and their own friends.
And you might say well, I did nothing for them. I have not given them anything, no money, nothing. They are not my customers. I did nothing for them. How is it? They love me so much. How is it that they are honoring me so much?
You want to talk to them, they will come and listen to you.
They don't even call them they don't go? How does it happen? Because Allah subhanaw taala causes this to be established. So true popularity does not come by singing everybody's tune through popularity comes by seeing only one tune and that tune is the tune of Allah subhanho wa.
And of course in the same Hadees Allah subhanaw taala mentioned the opposite. And he said when Allah subhanaw taala hates a slave, when he dislikes a slave. Then the same thing happens Allah subhanaw taala calls the VEDA salah and announces to jabril alayhi salam and gibril A Salah marches to the maraca and hatred and dishonor for that person is established on the face of the earth. And believe me my brothers and sisters Allah subhanaw taala is the one who said twice a month a Chateau de la banda
honor and dishonor, zil that is in the hands of Allah.
How can you and I get is by obeying Allah, by loving Allah, by ensuring that we never displease Allah subhanaw taala.
And if you don't do that, Allah makes us feel and to for Allah to make us really adult Allah does not have to change your worldly situation. We have any number of examples in our own society of people who are sitting and have been sitting in high positions, but the world is laughing at them with the world, in the eyes of the world. They are a piece of mockery.
People people you know, they treat them with disdain and disgust because they have been discussed well as well. This person might still be the Prime Minister of some country or might still be the the head of some company and so on. But, you know, Chief Minister of some state who cares. People only have something negative to say about them.
Because of disobedience of Allah subhanaw taala.
How do you develop taqwa by knowing Allah subhanaw taala by being obedient to Allah subhanaw taala by remembering Allah subhanho wa Taala, all at all time and by zikalala. And very, very importantly, by being thankful to Allah subhanaw taala you know, love comes from good memories, not from bad memory, who do we love, who are our friends, our friends are people about whom we have good memories. This friend of mine helped me at this time, this friend of mine was nice to me, maybe for me on my birthday and said Happy birthday or something, right? Maybe it's into a cake or who knows, I'm not promoting Buddhism is saying that the
friends are people who do good things for you, and they go out of their way to help you and so on. So as long as we have good memories of our people, we feel good about them and they are our friends. Yes. So ask yourself, do you really think there is anything that we need to have good memories with Allah?
Did Allah ever do any good for us? What do you think?
Again, we don't reflect seriously we have to sit and ask.
Every single thing we have is because of the grace of Allah subhanho wa Taala Jalla Jalla.
And that came because Allah wanted to give us
you are having or are not because of your effort. There are many people who make a lot of effort, they make much more effort than you make. But the Quran does not know the mind can take it immediately. They cannot memorize. But you have people
who just look at a page and the average.
People said this about us to say what a mama mama Chava Allah says, I actually cover one side, because if I if I look at the whole book, I've never read the whole thing.
And this is you might say, well, in the olden days, I'll tell you a pregnancy story. The other day I was watching a documentary in Egypt, in Cairo in Alaska. They have this Quranic recitation competition every year. So they have international competition or Quran recitation. So they have people
young young children really, you know, 10 years old, nine years old, like that kind of a, who come from all over the world and they come and they recite Quran and they given the prize. There's one little boy who came from I think it was Kazakhstan or something. Right now.
This boy, they asked him, beautiful, good presentation. They asked him
when you recite the How do you remember? He said, I don't remember.
They said, What do you mean? He said, I can see the page in my eye in front of my eyes. So I'm reading
little boy like that. He said, I don't remember I don't. I don't recall. I don't remember he said, I'm reading. I see the page in front of my eyes. While I May Allah give me that I am. I'm lazy. For me.
I picked it up, give it to this boy Give it to me. No. I would also like to read the whole or just just reading in front of me the pages going scrolling. This is the
man what's the what's so difficult.
Today we have technology. I can rig it up if I if I want. But I mean, I don't want to pick it up, either. Let me give it to you. If the columns live, when I when I'm reading, I'm actually seeing in front of my eyes.
Every single thing I don't want to prolong my talk, I want to leave this with you reflect on this. Every single single thing you have
your health, your strength, your education, your position, your authority, your wealth. Everything is from the grace of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
Disraeli, who was one of the prime ministers of England won a very famous parameters with England.
And he was actually an atheist,
but famous quote of Israel, he really saw a beggar going. And he said there. But for the grace of God goes Disraeli
didn't even believe in God, but he was
sort of a figure of speech.
But it's a very good thought. He said there, but for the grace of God goes disorderly. And we must say this to ourselves. If you see somebody in a sad state, you will say that there but for the grace of God goes our big with Allah subhanho wa Taala could have made me such that I would be picking food out of a garbage garbage bin, you have seen this I have seen this is nothing new. I've seen this in some of the most wealthy countries in the world, not only I'm not talking about India and Bangladesh or something, I'm talking about some of the wealthiest countries in the world, to wealthiest countries in the world where I have seen allies witness people picking garbage out of
garbage bins and eating the United States of America and Saudi Arabia.
Literally picking food out of the garbage and eating two of the wealthiest countries in the world I've seen in myself.
Should we not thank Allah subhanaw taala did not put us in that situation. You could have been that one I could have been that one.
That is how we develop. Now you remember you think about Allah, all of these good things I got from Allah and I want to do this one lousy thing and displease Allah.
I want to listen to this stupid music or something I know Allah does not like me to listen to music. I know Allah subhanaw taala made this privated what you know I really have to listen to this to this phenomenon.
Why why what for what? Why do you despise a lot smarter? And that's why Allah subhanaw taala said this in the veranda May Allah bless the the the Quran who recite with understanding. I was listening to a curry once and he was adding desierto Soto Bukhara khiva takuna Villa, Baku Mamata for somebody to come to my vehicle.
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caverta tell me how can you do it?
How can you do it? Come on. You were dead? You were dead?
Yeah, he gave you life man. What is the worth of this life? Right?
What is the worth of this life? You were dead? And he gave you life and you deny him?
How can you deny him?
How can you deny Allah?
How can you worship someone other than Allah gave you life.
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How can you not love Allah?
How can you not love Allah?
Therefore, if you please that one Allah, Allah subhanaw taala causes love for you to spread the word. And as I told you, people who never saw you in their lives,
people who never saw you in their lives,
they will love you they will honor you.
Why? Because Allah is the one who controls that.
My brother and sisters
therefore, we come to the issue of Fatah. Because why why do we fall into this issue of fatwa
we fall into the issue of Atlanta again, it is not illegal to seek a fatwa it is not wrong or something like this and the law is there and we have our fuqaha we have the Maltese and Angela they do a great service to humanity by helping us to interpret the law and must understand what is a fatwa?
First of all, we come to fatawa because of two reasons, one is that there is something that we want to do which about which we have a doubt so you know, is this legal? Is it not legal and so on. So you go to a
legal expert, and you get an opinion from this person.
The other reason you come to a fatwa is when there is something that you really want to do or not, I'm not talking about desire, something you want to do. But you know, somewhere in your mind, this is wrong.
You know, somewhere in your mind that it is wrong. But because there is a you're stuck with you your your your your taqwa indicator is is low.
Maybe at that time momentarily, hopefully, but otherwise, maybe it's permanently low or something. So what do you do now? You now look for somebody's shoulder to fire you're banned from so you go to your to find somebody who will somehow legalize that thing for you. So, first of all, let us understand what is a fatwa.
a fatwa is a legal opinion. I want you to understand this very clearly because this is a term which is used all over the place in the press and so on and so forth. That we will get very excited about this once again.
fatwa is a legal opinion, let me give you an example. A fatwa a legal opinion. For example,
if for example, I am earning a salary of 100,000 rupees per month, right, and say, I
don't know whether I am liable for income tax.
So I go to a legal expert. I go to an accountant, I go to a chartered accountant and I use a legal expert for tax taxation. And I asked him, I said, Do I have to pay tax on this?
And this accountant is a good friend of mine.
So he tells me No, don't worry, you don't have to use you don't have to pay any tax.
But I have a some doubt in my mind, I'm earning 100,000 rupees per month. Right? I think there should be some tax on this. He said, No, don't worry, no tax. You don't pay tax.
So you're very happy. Fine. You say can you give this to me in writing, please? Yeah, sure. No problem. Here is my official letterhead. Here is my legal opinion that you do not have to pay tax. I put my stamp on it, I sign it and so on so forth. Do you want this on stamp paper? I will write it down sample Would you please keep it
very good. Now, one year passes to your passes. And then suddenly the income tax officer says how come this fella got all this? He's got his money. He's got his car. He's got houses isn't that? I've never seen his he doesn't have a tax registration. I've never seen his. So he sends an inquiry notice. And now you have earned money at this rate for so many years. And the income tax officer says this is the tax that you are liable to pay. And since you did not pay tax for so many years, this is the penalty on this tax. So now you give all this money. So what do you do wrong? You say to the income tax officer, sir, I'm sorry. But you know you are completely wrong. You don't understand
here is my legal opinion. Here's my fatwa from my accountant to say that I do not have to pay tax. What will the it officer tell you?
Will he accept your fatwa?
He will say you as your accountant can go both go and sit as guests of the government.
Right? We will give you two meals a day, give you a place to sleep and we will not charge you any rent. But you can go and sit inside there.
This is a piece of paper. He will say your accountant is ignorant. He is a fool. He does not understand taxation laws. He gave you a nonsensical opinion. This has no legal standing. Why? Because the ruling.
The ruling on income tax is different. Your legal expert either did not understand the ruling or whatever reason we don't know maybe you bribed him. That's why he gave you an opinion which is against the ruling. So please understand, a fatwa is a legal opinion. It is the opinion of a legal expert about a ruling. It is not a hokum, there is a difference between a fatwa and a hokum. a fatwa does not change the hokum
let us bring this to Islamic lines. Now, in Islam for example, paying and receiving of interest, paying and receiving of interest signing a bond to say that you will pay or receive interest bearing witness to such a transaction. All of these are haram haram Haram.
Who made this ruling? Allah subhanaw taala it's a divine ruling. It's part of the Kalam of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
Now you go to now you have a business, right? Your business, you got money, and you were you're sitting on cash. It's a cashless business. And you decide well, why don't I invest this cash and I want this friend of mine who's saying I will give you 3% bump per month return on this investment. 36% per annum is brilliant. So why don't try lend out this money.
But you know it is haram. You go to any any movie with taqwa and this movie will say sorry, I can't change it. This is a ruling I have no power to change it I can only tell you what the ruling is ruling is how are you gonna do that?
So what do people do? Some people not everybody but why would they go photoshopping?
Right? They go what photoshopping until they find a compliant Mufti.
Right. And then that movie will say, what ruling do you want?
So you go to the movie or you say,
kasatochi What do you want?
Well, this is this is unfortunately, this is the state of affairs because I have seen some photography. I can say that that photo was not written by somebody who has either knowledge or taqwa
People have legalized everything. People have legalized interest people have legalized all kinds of things.
But the point I want to make for you and further understand is this that a fatwa is only a legal opinion. Just because you get a fatwa it does not mean the ruling has changed. It does not mean that what was haram became halal. It does not mean what was Hara halal became Hara. People give fatawa for all kinds of political reasons, reasons of money and so on and so forth. That does not change the reality. So please differentiate between a hokum and a fatwa. And therefore, if a person gives a fatwa that does not change the reality of the hookup nahi Salah salam, in this hadith which is narrated in Bukhari, and Muslim and which is one of the Hadees one of the three artists which is
which are considered to be one third of the deen and this Halley's is narrated by an omen when Bashir or the alano he said that also Allah is Allah Allah Allah Azza wa sallam he said that which is lawful that which is halal is clear, Allah Allah Libyan haram obion and he said that which is prohibited and Haram is also clear. verbena Houma, Moshe behat, between the two there are doubtful things.
And then he said that the one who avoids doubtful matters, clears himself in regard to his religion and his honor. But he who falls into doubtful matters, falls into that which is unlawful, he is starting with something which is doubtful, which will take him into something which is clearly Haram, he said, continued and he said that this person is like a shepherd, who is grazing his sheep close to the boundary of the king. He says every king has a boundary and the boundary of Allah subhanho wa Taala are the halal and haram boundaries. So he said, a person who indulges in doubtful matters is like that like a person who is grazing his sheep close to the boundary of a king. And it
is entirely likely that some of the sheep will stray inside the boundary of the king and the shepherd will get into trouble. So he said if you indulge in doubtful things, then truly there is a possibility that you will then indulge in something which is haram.
And then of course, you are in serious trouble. And turns are truly in this body. There is a muscle of flesh which if it is diseased, all of the body is diseased and truly that is the car that is the heart and therefore taqwa is to avoid that which is doubtful.
About I want to narrate to you a couple of you a few I had this with regard to earning and eating halal, which is part and this is where we'll close with this. abou hora Del Oro narrated from Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam. He said, Oh people, Allah subhanho wa Taala is Thai. Allah is pure, and he only accepts that which is pure. Allah subhanho that has commanded the believers, what he commanded the messengers.
Allah commanded the believers, what he commanded the messengers and the messengers he said to the messengers or messengers, eat from the pure foods and do what is right, eat, holler and do good deeds. And he said, all you believe it from the pure and good foods that we have given you.
A lot smarter said this. Then lasala mentioned and he said that there was a traveler on a long journey, who is disabled who is covered with dust, and he stretches his hands up and he says Yara Yara, Ben is calling out to Islam to Islam. While his food is unlawful. His food is haram. His drink is haram. His clothing is haram and he is nourished on Haram.
Now, how can he expect to be answered? And this is the delille which tells us that if you eat Haram, Allah does not accept
that this this man is calling out to Islam. He's making dua and he's saying yada yada yada, you're by Rob give me this Give me that. But his food is Allah Haram. He is he's eating the things which are prohibited is drinking things which are prohibited, his clothing is haram and he is nourished on Haram. And nourished is it is Notice that in this head is that Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam emphasized impure earnings because if you say nourished and Haram, what does it mean? It means that is earning itself is haram and that's why there is a loss of specified food and clothing and drink and nourishment. So that we don't mistake How can the clothing era I mean one way of course if you
wear you know clothing which is shaarei which is not sorry that was standing in a pair of shorts something but other than that.
clothing is haram because this
bought by haram things your money is haram therefore what you buy with the money is haram sad in the avocado delanco, one of the famous Abba salsa Salaam and I mentioned this before, he was asked sometimes this is something somebody asked him, Why is it that your dua is always responded to why is it that your why's always accepted from among all the companions in demand, but imagine the the this the level of comparison is what is with the Sahaba. And this is the essence among the Sahaba you are one of those who is always accepted. Why is that and sad? wakasa. Delano he said, and he is one of the 10 who were promised genda in this life itself. Satya Nadella said I do not raise to my
mouth a morsel. Except that I know where it came from, and where it came out of.
He said I do not raise anything to have I don't eat anything except that I know what it is. And I know where it came from. Meaning feed knifes he is it halal? Is this thing by itself visit gize Is it halaal? Is it meat or whatever is it Allah and where it came from meaning the earning of it where did it come from? You can you can be eating halal, mutton or you can be eating halal beef but you're the earning with which you buy that is haram. Therefore for you that becomes Haram. Even though NFC by itself, it is gize and that is the reason why I tell people think Coke, think Pepsi, you Muslims, how can you drink something in which there is a secret formula?
How can I just please understand that don't don't don't destroy your own? Don't destroy your own doors? How can you eat or drink something that you don't know?
And as I said maybe that secret formula is thumbs up? We don't know right?
But it's a secret as long as it is a secret formula. How can you and I as Muslims, how can we drink that thing?
It is not just for you to drink it. Simple as that. We don't care what it is we don't know what it is. You want to have if and nobody can and this is where the issue of rolling hoekman fatwa comes in, if somebody gives you a fatwa to say Coke is dies, the person is going against the hokum of Nebuchadnezzar, what did he say? Leave that which is doubtful.
So it does not become dies. All the movies in the world can give a joint fatwa to say Coke is jazz. Pepsi is just you have to ask them. Do you know what is in it? Do you know what isn't that cook? What will they have to tell you? No, we don't know why. Because Coke and Pepsi have a secret formula.
If they have a secret formula, then how can you say it is because the ruling of the rule maker the ruling of the nobbies leave that which is that for?
And this is the difference between the fatwa and hokum right, please understand this.
I'm talking about the importance of eating halal one day Nabi sallallahu, Alayhi Salam could not sleep.
And he was tossing and turning. And his wife in whose house he was at that time, she asked him, she said, Arizona, what is the problem? Are you not well, or something was sick, you're not sleeping, you're just tossing and turning. He said, when I lay down on the bed, there was a date there was a jury on the day on the bed, and I ate it. And now I am wondering, was that from South Africa?
Because South Africa is not just on the Navy, and on his family, like charity the enemy cannot take. So he said I unthinkingly I just ate the date. But I'm thinking was that soccer? Was it some somebody had given some soccer to say please distribute it and maybe one of those dates with one date man, one day and imagine remember this, this is where the let us understand the Sharia in the Sharia. In the Sharia. If you do something unknowingly, unintentionally, unknowingly, is there a punishment on it? Yes or no? No, no, this is actually an interesting story. A man came to
write, he came to our horror and he said, he said to him, he said to me, he said, You know, I have a question. He said, I was fasting and unthinkingly I ate my fill of food. So He fasted in the morning. So he made soup or whatever, and he made near the fasting, and then later on maybe at breakfast time, he had this full vote, he had this big meal. And he said, then I remembered I was fasting.
So I told him, no problem. No, but you're fast is intact. You have not broken the fast because you ate this food without now
The man said no, no, hold on didn't finish there. So he said What happened? He said then I went to this friend's house and he gave me some food I had that also I forgot.
So at that time did you remember Oh, I forgot I forgot I was fasting by the food and I remember I was oh my god, I
know No, you wait without thinking. He said No, that doesn't end with that. He said after that I went He must be really hungry man. So he said after that I went to another friend he gave me food I had that also
laughed and he said surely you are not used to fasting
like eating five meals of the cover, and it is forgetting our told him you're not used to.
So we know that the fatwa the Sharia is one that by mistake without remembering if you eat something, even if it is haram,
there is no sin on you. You're not punishable. Do you think the Prophet sallallahu alayhi salam understood Sharia more than you and me?
Do you think he his understanding of it was better than ours? What do you think seriously?
Then why was he worried? He ate this date without thinking without knowing. Why is he why hamdulillah I did I'm sorry. You know mad the most make Toba is as tough as him. I should not have done it. Go to sleep man peacefully.
No, he can't sleep the whole night. He cannot sleep the whole night.
This is the level of taqwa.
And let me tell you, therefore, a story of his student who learned this stuff from him.
And what is the name of his student? His number one student, Abu Bakar Cydia de la Juana
our Casa de la who comes home. He came home from somewhere afternoon, he's thirsty, he is hungry. He has discovered is there anything to it? And the seven gave him a bowl of milk and
drank the milk.
The seven also these people also agreed. So the seven.
Once he finished drinking the milk, someone asked him, he said, you know every time you eat or drink something you always ask, Where did this come from?
Today you didn't ask me.
For God's sake, you know, I'm so careful.
So where was this? What What was the thing you gave me?
So the servant said,
he said before I became Muslim, I used to be an astrologer.
I was too expert.
He didn't say what's the word that what is right. So he said, I used to be an astrologer.
And he said there is this there is people outside Medina for whom I had done some astrology and so on and so forth. They had not paid me for that. He said today I was passing by. So they gave me this bowl of milk as payment for that astrology work which I had done before I became Muslim. Now please understand this whole story because there are several points of faith in this which I will explain to you. Right. So is that I brought this milk and I gave it to you. Thank you.
So what are we focused on? What does he do?
Our Casa de la mano started vomiting. He started bringing out that milk. He put his finger in his throat and he started vomiting and he vomited and he vomited and he vomited until he started to bring out blood. So the people stopped him. They said you will kill yourself What are you doing?
He said, are they allow her No. He said I have heard from my hubby.
mahamudra Rasulullah sallallahu Elisa, he said I have heard from my hubby, that if a morsel of Haram is eaten and digested and becomes a part of the body the fire of jahannam is wajib on that body, the fire of janam is formed on that Bodhi, Allah will burn that body in the fire.
Now, before I explain the issues of IQ, basic question, Does aboubaker they understand? Or do we understand him?
What is our opinion? What do you think? Is it most?
Now take the points in this case. First of all
that milk the original owner of that milk is who our worker says they are the servant, the servant.
The servant, milk fee knifes he by itself is made his milk Helen O'Hara. It's Helen. So now
let me give you the scenario.
I go to this house of this friend of mine. And I know that this friend of mine he is a banker he his income is from banking is in he's a money lender. His income is Romani lending, therefore his income is hard. I know this, but I go to my fridge I go to my friend's house, and my friend offers me a cup of tea. My friend offers me lunch and I eat lunch and it's a nice button.
biryani and so I have this nice button biryani is it dies for me to eat that food or not? Yes or No
please understand the soul of the outfit that food is giant halaal for me Why? Because that food is a gift from my friend
how my friend arrived at that for his his problem is not my problem. All that I have to see is what he's giving me is this diet is he giving me pork is giving me alcohol? No, he's giving me button if you give me a holler. I can eat no problem.
Same table, same plate My friend is eating I am eating he's eating haram I'm eating halal why because he is eating from his earnings which is haram. I am eating what comes to me as a gift.
I am not responsible Allah does not hold me responsible for what my friend is. So now this man the servant gives a worker a gift milk which belong to him he gives to advocacy, the first point on which our guest is not culpable is not liable for punishment. Point number two
which I mentioned earlier, suppose you eat and drink something which would you which you are not aware of? Are you culpable? Are you punishable? No. So I drank the milk after I drink the milk. Now the seven tells me at the most I can tell myself What kind of a man who's got some sense infusions who tell me matters or at the most
that series as to does he is it a show of faith? Or is it the issue of love of Allah? Is it the issue of fatwa? Or is it the issue of taqwa which one taqwa and therefore the Mata Ki Abubakar Sousa Delano even though he knows the fit better than you and me? What does he do is no, take it out, remove it, I don't even want a memory of that thing. same logic that the Sahaba used for breaking the containers of alcohol, even though gize even though it's not Haram, to keep the container after washing, I don't even want the memory of this thing.
I do not even want the memory of this thing. And hamdulillah there are people even today in this world that I feel very happy.
There was a young man
I have never even met him face to face. He's from Hyderabad, but he lives in Chennai, and because of our internet group, and so on, we have lot of people all over the world, who listen to lectures, who talk and so on and so forth. So he got chatting with me, he read, he read, I think two or three of my books and so on also. And one day he sent me a WhatsApp message, which had a portrait, very nicely done pencil portrait. And he said, Well, this is the this is my work. And this is what I have drawn. This is a picture of my cousin eating cake.
Very well done portrait. So I wrote back to him, and I said, this is a very nicely done portrait. I appreciate the work of art. And I appreciate the fact that you have this talent. But since you sent me the portrait, I have to tell you that Rasulullah saw Salaam, prohibited and made haram the making of portraits the making of pictures of living things. And I sent him the the liar is entering the ad the ad is connected with that. And I said Hassan said the one who would make these portraits who makes pictures of living things. Allah subhanaw taala on the Day of Judgment, he will be called before Allah and he will be told to put life into this thing, and obviously cannot do that. And he
will be punished.
I imagine this young man. He has been doing this portraits for many years. He has a whole collection. I told him, I showed him this thing.
At the most What should he do? He should say Jazakallah Ferren for telling me, I stand corrected. In future I will not do this. You know what he told me?
He said, Sir, thank you very much sokola Heron for telling me. I will destroy all my paintings which I have,
which I have done, and I will not paint anymore. I will not make portraits anymore. I said by all means do still live, do flowers, do trees, do landscapes, do all of that, but do not make portraits and do because it's private.
He said I remember. You have to understand what an artist is. To understand what this boy is saying.
For an artist to destroy his work of art is like a mother cutting the throat of a child.
Literally, it's like it's like killing children. It's something like it's your work of art for you to break it to for you to it's not easy. It's very, very difficult. But Alhamdulillah he has taqwa.
And as soon as he heard something, so sorry, I will not do it.
We ask Allah subhanaw taala to bless him We ask Allah subhanaw taala to increase his taqwa. We ask Allah subhanaw taala to guide him and we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to be pleased with him now he's Allah solemn also said that if
Anyone amasses wealth through haram means and gives charity from it, there is no reward from for him, and the burden of sins remains. And this is enabled emphysema in a ban and hacking.
Islam is not a religion where you can do whatever you want, and then you give this money to this budget, he gives his money to these mothers or he gives us money to something and therefore now all your sins have been washed though it doesn't work like that does earning Allah subhanho wa sallam said Allah is pure and he accepts only that which is good.
So, therefore, charity has to be given only from pure earnings. Now, you might say well, I have got some, I am not earning interest. But because of provident fund, because I work for the government, I work for a corporate company, they don't give me cash in hand, they put the money into the bank, I have to necessarily have a savings bank account and savings bank accounts in India as far as the RBI definition of a bank or a bank. And that's why Islamic banking is taking so much time to come in here, because the definition of a bank is something someone who pays interest
and therefore, the bank definition itself is with us. So therefore, if you have a savings bank, the bank will pay you interest. So you might say well, I don't want to take interest, but I have a savings account. So I get interest. Now what do I do with that? So we say inshallah, what you should do is take out that interest and give it away in charity.
Right? Give it away to charity. And therefore, that charity you you wrote, you don't expect reward from Allah subhanaw taala. But seriously, my secret belief and having this be true if you are doing this purely for taqwa because you don't want to use this money, because it is haram insha Allah, Allah subhanaw taala will reward you. This is not a fatwa, this is my my heart telling me this thing. So don't use it give it away. But if somebody is deliberately earning haram and he then thinks that if I give some of this the rest of it will become Harold, no it does not become a law there is a difference the difference between somebody as I as I described who gets some interest
and of course you can have a current account in which case you will not get any interest but if you do have a savings account for whatever reason, and you get some interest without wanting it and you give it away because you fear that the the anger of Allah inshallah Allah smart Allah will bless you and Allah will, he will reward you, but if you deliberately you are earning earning all money, money lending business, or, you know, you're doing this business of other kinds, which is haram, and then you feel that well, I'm going to give away something in charity and the rest of it becomes valid, as if you are doing some favor to Allah, I will pay Allah to make this holiday and I was realizing what
you were saying that is not valid, does not work that charity is not acceptable. Nebuchadnezzar said they had these narratives Bukhari and Muslim a time will come when people will devour usury, well people with eight interest and they will call it trade
and they will call it trade people make all these arguments, they will say you know, after all, if I have a million rupees and I lend out this million rupees at 10% right, I get 100,000 rupees as my
income other sounds correct? million No, I will get what 1 million is 10 lakh so 100,000 So, 1 million rupees I am learning it out and 10% So, I get one So,
instead of that, I buy a house for a million rupees and I give this house out on rent and my rent is 100,000 So, basically same million rupees return is the same 10% and they come to you all clever people they come to me they say how is it that you say this is Helen and this is why?
Same investment, same return? It's not the return is more or less same investment, same return.
Why is this halon rental income is it Holla Holla Holla Holla Holla Holla
but same money you put in the bank in a in a fish deposit and the bank is giving you 10% that is a la hora hora so therefore we say well you know, instead of buying a house, I'm putting the same million in a bank in a in a in a fixed deposit. They give me 10% Why do you say that is haram? Why do you say this Allah?
You know, the best way of answering that is to answer it with the Quran.
Answer it with okra.
See the majesty and power of our
Allah subhanaw taala did not go into explanations.
Allah subhanaw taala said a Holla Holla Holla Mahara mareeba
Allah says Allah has made business halaal and Allah has made Riba Haram.
Why? Because Allah
aged Helen and Allah made her
no other reason. Now, let me give you another example of this to illustrate.
example is that
I have a friend, say I have a friend who is the head of the Municipal Corporation.
Right now I am a builder, and I need the Municipal Corporation permission to build a building.
And in this building, it is my intention that I'm going to put a second and a third floor or a fourth floor or whatever it is, which is illegal.
So I go to my friend who is this Municipal Corporation guy who has the authority to give permission.
Right? And I give him a gift.
I give him a gift. And as a result of the gift, he gives me a provision.
Is this halal or haram?
Yes. Why? What do you call the gift? bribe? bribery in Islam not accepted.
But you might say, You know what?
You also have that same multiple competition guy as the friend. He's also your friend. You are not a builder, nothing for it. You go to his house, you take a gift. And that is Allah Salam said, exchange gifts because it builds Mohamed builds friendship and love between each other. And it so happens for example, maybe maybe you give the guy a you know, and
says you give him a smartphone, you can ask for something right?
Galaxy S four. And his band might say well, you know, I also gave him a galaxy x four.
You also gave him a galaxy x four, you say that you're giving you the gift you gave him? This is
Bill's love, I gave him the same gift man. So how come mine is
the near behind it right the near behind it.
So what is the what is the understanding of the of the of law that we get from this? The understanding of the law is the structure the actual thing? Is not the one in question. What is behind the structure is what we're looking at.
What is it which makes something halal Haram, not the amount, not the figure.
What is behind it? The beauty of the Quran, Allah, Allah, Allah Allah Allah, Allah, wa mareeba The day will come when people will try to compare the two and they say this is like bread. This is like trade.
Why do you object? This is like trade
that we sell a subset of a person earns property and this is from Muslim Imam Ahmed. He said if a person earns a property through haram means and gifts charity, it will not be accepted by Allah. If he spends it, there will be no blessing in it. If he leaves it behind on his death, it will be His provision in the fire. Indeed, Allah subhanho wa Taala does not obliterate one bad deed by another bad deed. But he does cancel out a bad deed by a good deed and unclean thing does not wipe away another unclean thing.
And unclean thing does not wipe away another unclean thing and this is the addition Mr. Mahajan is based on this hadith edamame Shafi Xuan gave certain fatawa with regard to
you know, the famous we had that rape case
where this girl was allegedly raped by her father in law.
And the ruling of Shafi was that her marriage is not an adult, because the marriage was legal. And a unclean thing cannot wipe out the cleansing. So the rape is illegal, the rape cannot annul a marriage which is legal.
So if the marriage still standards is that God does not become now the Mother, the Father of the she does not become the wife of the Father and therefore she does not become the mother of her own husband and so on. So, that doesn't happen. Right? What the man did was wrong, he should be punished. And therefore, but the Manage remains because the marriage is not annulled by unclean thing and this was the this was this is the ruling in the Shafi mob and so on but I'm just giving you this as an example. Now, there is a lesson I'm also said one there hum of Riba and this is a hadith that also Muslim Imam Muhammad, he said one Dirham of Riba, one unit of Riba $1 one rupee of
Riba interest which a person consumes knowingly is worse than committing Zina 36 times.
He said $1 one rupee of eating haram of eating interest, we're talking about earnings down one rupee of it. One day
With one year of it $1 of it, one pound of it is worse than committing Zina 36 times.
And lm in another place about Zilla. He said that when a person commit Zina, his EMR leaves him at that point he is not a Muslim does not mean to become worthless. But he said during that act, your MMR has left you.
If you die in that act, then you have died without even because Allah subhanaw taala specifically prohibited Xena very clearly in so many terms, la Takara bozena he said do not even go near to zero.
And that is the reason why Islamic Lee the Sharia, it closes all the doors that potentially can lead to Zina. People think that the Sharia is only closing doors. And they think it is so strict, but the Sharia and umbrella is something which foresees and therefore it closes the door before something actually comes to center. That's the reason why free meeting of men and women. If there are three, just you know, without any hijab without any
barrier, socializing, free meeting flirting, right, a man and a woman being together alone in a room,
music dancing, all of these things are things which in eventually there is a potential of leading to zera David O'Hara therefore all of these are also made.
of people people try to argue they try to say our music Yeah, but you see, sometimes sometimes it is it is jazz. And we can do this, we can do that. Don't worry about all that they, as I said, a fatwa does not nullify a ruling does not nullify a hookah. Now, last point, which I want to end with this. And that's a very important but because this is something which we do all the time and May Allah subhanaw taala. Forgive us.
To my knowledge, most Muslims are engaged in this and that is
eating haram chickens.
Now, how do I say that?
I'm saying this because
most of us when we eat chickens, we do not ask where this chicken come from? Yes or no.
I might say why why do I need to ask is it Allah, Allah Allah, I'll tell you what you need to ask.
with meat especially in with especially with meat in Islam.
There are two conditions for meat to be halal, whether it is chicken whether it is beef or whether it is no matter
there are two conditions that must be met first condition for meat is that the animal itself should be something which is permitted, you cannot have hollan pork for example, the animal itself is not permitted that so you cannot have something the meat of an animal which is haram cannot become halal by any means, but it is tough enough see by itself that animals should be something which is permitted. Second, equally important thing is that it must be slaughtered in a way which has been prescribed in Islam.
These two things have to be together. So you have an animal, for example, it's a chicken, right? You ran over a chicken in your car. And you decided well, why should I waste this chicken? So you go and pick up the roadkill and that night you make some nice chicken stew is it dies, no
rot kills or not dies.
So, even though the chicken itself dies, but the way it was slaughtered or the way it died, you know. So the point is these two things. Now,
in terms of the first one we know what is which animals are halal and haram right. But for the second one, what is the method of slaughter which is permitted? Now there are differences of opinion, one myth one difference of opinion, or one opinion, for example, is that anything, which by itself is valid,
right? As long as it was
alive, and then it was lauded,
as if a person just slaughtered medieval Muslims not at it, then we don't have to worry about how what is once or what it is, you can eat it another opinion is that this animal as long as it was helpful, if it is that made if you simply say Bismillah and eat it, you don't even have to worry about how it was not Second Opinion. Third opinion is that if this animal is by itself halaal but if it was slaughtered by somebody who is from the Gita
right. The terminology specific terminologies I will get out of the book. There it is.
It's a you can eat it, you can eat this slaughter of the animal kita third opinion for communion is
That, for the thing to be halal. It must be slaughtered by a Muslim. And the Muslim must say Bismillah Allahu Akbar, and the Muslim must lotter it with a knife and he must cut the juggler and the two characters wins.
All these three should be cut and the blood should flow.
Now, please understand one thing,
this third opinion,
there is no difference on the validity of this third opinion. Even the people who said you can say Bismillah and aid they did not say if meat is slaughtered in this way, it is hard they did not say that. He said this is observed. This is very good. But even if you don't get that you can say this. Well, I read
this method is the best absolutely 100% Sure. Absolutely. 100%. Sure. But even if you didn't get that as long as it is, people have the book, it's alright. Nobody said this method is wrong. So please understand that very clearly, which is the absolutely Surefire, 100% correct method, that the fourth one, the animal should by itself be halal, and then it must be slaughtered by a person saying Bismillah Allahu Akbar, the animal should have been alive at that time. You say Bismillah Allahu Akbar. And you cut the two characters that who caught the juggler, a juggler were the two garroted arteries. And that because that's also something which analyzes the animal the animal does not feel
the pain and so on. So this is the the, the the kind of part of this and the person says blah blah what must be a booster This is the fourth part so this is absolutely
two points and the first point and we'll get up
when Debbie Salah Salim said I will Kira, the annual kita bar people who are actually anarchy that there were people who were following the Torah. They were people were following the Bible. They following the New Testament, and these people who were Christian Arabs, and who were the Jewish people, they actually said Bismillah, because they use the word Allah for God. So they used to say in the name of God, which in Arabic is Bismillah.
So when when there is Allah Selim said Allah Al Kitab slaughter, this is what is meant that the person actually follows the Bible. He follows the Torah, and he says Bismillah today, we live in a world where all of these people are actually atheists. They are not following anything. They're not even following their own religion.
And he is not saying anything. He's not saying Bismillah is not saying anything. Maybe he's calling to his friend while he is cutting the animal, maybe seeing a song while he's getting the animal who knows.
So today, if somebody says slaughtered by Christians slaughtered by Jews has no meaning because there are no Christians and Jews in the pure sense that we mean in Islam. Number one. Second thing is why did I specifically say chickens?
Because of one very good reason, and I will explain to you by eyewitness account, because I've actually researched this thing personally before I came and sat and talked about this. And that is the process of factory processing of chickens.
The same machinery is used globally.
Now, those of you who are engineers here, tell me when you are designing machinery for a particular product, what are you focusing on output or no? Show deserving design, if you're designing a seven line, you're you're focusing on maximizing output. So you have the one assembly line you have one proc machinery processing machinery, which has an output of 100 per month. Another one has an output of 10,000 per month, which is a better machinery 10,000 obviously, because this one for the same money is giving me a much better return. Right? Please first point to understand that's exactly the logic behind designing chicken processing machinery. It is machinery it is it's a factory. Now, let
me explain to you by eyewitness account of what happens in a chicken process. In fact,
it's an assembly line. It starts off from one corner with a
with a runner on which are funnels.
Right. Chicken a chicken is got and it is put inside this funnel.
So the head protrudes
Why do they use a funnel because they don't want the bird flapping around they don't want you know all mess so then there's a stick about tuck tuck, tuck tuck, tuck this put the words into the front and this is moving these seven lines moving that the thing is on a chair.
as it moves, there is a bath of water there is a there's a tub of water which is electrified, there is a electric current in it. as this moves the head of the chicken comes and goes into the water
and the chicken gets shot in the head electrical
Why do they call it stunning?
Again, because the word they don't want the word to flap around. So there's Thunderbird. Now, between where they put the bird in the funnel and the electric box, I did not see any cardiac surgeons doing a cardiac profile on the birds heart. So we do not know what is the state of the heart of that bird, when its head goes into the water with the electric shock. So many of those birds when it gets a shock in the head, it is not it is dead.
If you don't believe me, take a bucket of water, put a wire inside stick your head in it, and let's see what happens. Seriously, that's what they're doing with the chicken man. That is exactly what they're doing with a with a chicken. So do it by yourself and see right
now, then it comes out when it comes out. You What
several processes and I'm talking about halal chicken Processing Factory I'm not talking about I'm talking about the halal chicken process. In fact, there were several versions. One version is that when it comes down to this box,
you got a line of people standing there with knives. So you've got you've got this thing and this chicken is passing. So the man just catches it cuts catches, cuts, catches catches is is going like this, the machine is moving, it's moving at us at a speed so what they also do to compensate for that is every person cuts every alternate chicken because he can't cut fast enough to get the next word. So he leaves the next word. He cuts that the next word goes to the next one and so on and he cuts now again try it for yourself and see if you got a very sharp knife
it's a chicken
its neck is short and small and weak. You catch it and cut it sometimes it comes off
right comes off
is this person saying Bismillah Allahu Akbar
chicken processing factories
average machinery on an average processes
roughly 600 chickens per minute
so try saying this will our episode was
exactly right. So this happens one version second version.
High Tech version they have a tape
they have a tape the switch on the tape is gonna be like a lava lava lava lava
knows the whole of what I'm on I'm on this thing. I can't say what I want to say but anyway,
somebody's record recorded this and his tape is going on. There's nobody anywhere. There is a mechanical knife which slaughters
now again mechanical life
some heads come off some heads don't come off. Even if that doesn't come off. There is a tape recorder which is saying Bismillah Bismillah Allahu Akbar that's like you know we for turabian certainly the habit is six so we put a tape here and everybody's
table Ronnie, let's praise Allah Allah. Slaughter is a bada it is what makes the thing halal for you.
Third version, which is even more freaked out? is they actually right Bismillah Allahu Akbar on the knife.
So what the hell I bring that up for you?
You know, they used to, they used to be a joke in our country, that in the villages, the villages now these poor villages, they don't know how to slaughter and so on. So once in a while some more we will come there, and the mall we will take a knife, and he will say Bismillah Allahu Akbar, blow on the knife and give it as a slaughter no problem. Now, when people don't ask this resort in all your executive damia How can this happen? I mean, nobody's so stupid. But do you have actually chicken processing factories where they do exactly the same thing.
So now the chicken is slotted is goes. Then from there it goes into a bark of boiling water.
Boiling water in which the feathers and the skin everything comes off. And there again, there's some extremely strong chicken, which survives the electric shock. It's alive. And that poor chicken. Also because the belt is moving fast, this cutting guy maybe miss the chicken. So now this live chicken goes into this boiling water and gets blown.
And then the rest of it is processed, and that comes on your table.
Now, what did we say where did we begin this whole thing by saying avoid the doubtful.
Now what I'm describing to you is not even doubtful. This is how chicken processing
factories work globally.
Just because you see a stamp on the box saying halaal does not make it halaal that is not a condition of holiday. There was a there was a huge scandal in South Africa, where in Cape Town, a white Afrikaner guy, he found the MJC the Muslim Judicial Council, which is the
the which is the the body of theologians and arama in Cape Town. And he said, what kind of a joke? are you people doing? This? What did we do? And as it turned out, was not their fault at all. But somebody was playing games, so is a warning. He said, I just bought a carton of pork chops with a halaal stamp on it.
Pork chops with Hello, Sam. All right, you want some more? Even more freaked out chicken information? Let me give you there is a BBC
document documentary on this. A Muslim chicken Processing Factory in the UK?
Does the actual documentary on this end user who enters into the link go watch it.
You know what they do? Because money drives is not a man it's not a marriage money drives it. Now. If you are if you are selling chicken by the pound,
the fatter chicken, the more the money?
How do you instantly make a chicken fat by filling its tissues with water, the more water as you can get Britain, the fatter it is on the scale. And the more money you make a problem with water is that they tried all this and they show this in documentary. If you inject water into the chickens, don't worry about all the cruelty part of all that is also there. But I'm not even talking about that, right? If you inject water into the chickens, unfortunately, water runs out.
It just flows away, it won't stay in the in the flesh.
So they discovered this wonderful theory. And that's why you know science is not a wonderful thing. And we must all learn science right? They discovered that you need a holding
material, which holds the water and what is holding material protein. So they said they say there must be a protein powder, which you inject with it so that it holds the water. What is the cheapest protein powder in the West
pork protein powder.
So they inject pork into chickens,
pork powder into chickens, which retains the water and then it comes out of the factory and it has a halal stamp on it. And you are eating this chicken and you just wait around and you came out of the harem and you go into into the chicken place and you have this nice roast chicken in the Leela. You're in an area
where I mentioned this to a friend of mine, he said King Abdullah is responsible. So very nice. Very nice. Blend the king. You want to eat junk and you believe? How is the king responsible for what you are eating? Well.
I'll come to that. You tell me. You tell me every chicken which comes out of a factory according to me, you must not eat. It is either haram or it is highly doubtful. In both cases, it was not easy.
That's why I always ask I'm not against chickens. Believe me, I love them like my ants. Right?
Especially the dead ones, not dead and dead chickens.
But they should be they should die properly. Not not in this way. Ask the person whoever I do not eat a chicken. I always tell people I don't eat a chicken I didn't know personally.
Right? Wherever I eat, I always ask, tell me this. Where did you get this wrong?
If they are getting it from a person who is hand slaughtering their chicken, by all means, eat chicken till you start laying eggs.
Right? But if it comes from a factory, I don't care if that factory is inside the cabin. Don't touch it. Do not touch it because the machinery is not designed for halaal Please understand, I'm talking about engineering. It is not designed voila, there is no one who can process chicken in a factory and ensure guarantee that every chicken that comes out of there is hella there will be some which will be halal and there'll be some which will be Haram. Now how are you going to decide which one it was? Because when you read it, you are responsible, believe me. And the best way to understand that is to ask yourself a simple question. Instead of haraam and Helen, if I told you poisoned or if I
told you allergen that you are as you are allergic to this thing, that moment to eat it. You are going your head is going to expand like that and you will have a heart attack and cardiac arrest. Will you take a chance? Will you take a chance to ask questions God will you take a chance
good question. Now what about beef beef, mutton, beef and mutton in countries like our audience cities like us right where you are sure that is it is hand slaughtered by a Muslim butcher you eat but the same rule applies because beef and mutton you know, today we live in a world especially the Middle East. We live in a world where our plate is international. The plate is international. The chicken comes from one place the button comes from Australia, the beef comes from Brazil. Right? Your your orange juice comes from somewhere I saw actually orange juice. I saw mango juice with a with a bottle with a label saying made in quit. Now since then, I've been to quit so many times. For
mango trees. I can't even find one.
just because you put a stamp saying watering or something, it does not make it bad. I mean, they tell you where is the which one I mean. So the thing is that we have to be sure same logic, whether it is beef, whether it is matter. Find out the source. And if you are if you're finding you're eating Brazilian, you know with Believe me, I wouldn't be I always I would not compromise and risk the acceptance of my drive to eat some piece of meat.
Exactly. The blades that made being exported from alchemy has Lyla heilala did not the blade. You know, you know, I'll tell you I mean I've been to this place. You know how you know what meat processing factory looks like. They bring the cattle
the cow is or cow before the bull or something. It's, it comes into into a place and there is a frame and the frame grabs it. Right? Literally slams it on the side and grabs it very hard because this is a few 100 kilograms. That animal is it grabs it, and it flips it over. So this animal goes the upside down all four legs in the air. According to our methodology of Sharia, that itself makes it
you cannot slaughter an animal upside down. This is not just in our area. So it turns it upside down. Right. And then it goes through the process. Same thing it stands they also stand it as either do it electrically or they do it with what is called a deadbolt. So there's a metal, it's like a gunner, and instead of firing a bullet, it fires a metal. And it does not go into the head. It just slams it very hard in the head.
And so it stands for animals being subjected to all this pain and suffering. And then there is this blade, which is Laila and it cuts the Anacostia River. How is it?
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and it comes with a proper halaal stamp on it. goldridge factory makes chickens and there is a there is a there is a mustard in Bandra, which has given them the stamp, and then they're stamping it and they're selling it. You go to the machines and Bandra you ask the boss Do you have you actually seen the factory they have not seen? Do you see it on a daily basis. It's a strange thing in this country with a with a population of 12% of Muslims of this country. We've got God knows how many millions that comes to 200 million or something. We do not have a single halal Certification Authority.
In South Africa, they've got several each of them fighting each other. That's I told the experts, I'm here it will solve your problem and solve our problems. But they won't be they won't fight there and we'll get some
certification. Also think about this another another issue of certification, the way they work halaal certification companies are hiring certification bodies take a fee for certifying from I
from the factories. That is like that is like a court where the judge is paid by the plaintiffs.
Now, do you trust the judge like that? I mean, I'm going I'm going to it's my case, I'm fighting the case. You know, I'm fighting the case while I am I'm suing somebody and I am paying the salary of the judge. Do you trust that you trust that system?
Yes or no? How can you trust this guy the judges I am paying the judgment. I mean I in the Sharia there is a very very very important principle of Sharia was observed in the Sharia. The principle is that not only must the action itself be correct, but it must also have the appearance of being correct.
Appearance should be correct right? So you want to pray two rakaat of Salah you maybe you missed your answer in the budget and you want to pray and you and you find a you know there's this bar or this is disco and you go into this dress like me and you come out of a position What the hell are you doing this bar is I had two premises I went there.
In the labor you have got no brains you have masimo you pray you are setting the bar
because you are doing something which has the appearance of okay sure you didn't drink you didn't do anything and technically legally speaking, is it just the floor of the bar? Yes.
You can pray. But is that the best way to pray? I mean, you better way to pray on the street. You know, maybe it is that also people will see but better pray and go Don't go and set the bar because it's so now if you have got a halal certified body, which is paid by the people who are benefiting from that halal certification,
then it is a problem with the credibility, the appearance of credibility of that body. Please understand presenters are very clearly I'm not blaming anybody. I'm not saying do not trust them. I am not saying they are thieves. They are not they're good people. But I am telling you, if it were if we even if it was my father, I will tell him, don't do this. Who should pay the halaal certifying people we should pay? Why because we benefit. If you are doing the certification, you are doing me a favor, you are freeing me from the burden of going and checking myself. So therefore you are doing me a favor, the Muslim community must pay the halal certification bodies. In order to certify the
fee the producers must never pay them because if they are charging money from the producers, by itself, that action is wrong.
It destroys their credibility, it makes them suspect and this is against the Sharia, to put yourself in a position where you can be suspected, not only must you not do wrong, but you must also not do the appearance of wrong when somebody suspects you of doing wrong. Incidentally, the same logic applies also to the Mufti sitting on the Sharia boards of banks and drawing huge salaries and great books and so on and so forth. And certifying banking instruments as being jazz. I am not saying anything, some of them are some very big names and Allah May Allah subhanaw taala bless them and guide them and some of them are great scholars Bella Swan, we have a huge respect for them, but with
any no matter how big that scholar is, if he's doing something wrong, definitely we will say sorry sir, this this, this destroys your credibility, because you are taking money from Citibank to certify Citibank products. Why?
So, you are working now for a bank which the what what is what is the what is the basic business of is of Citibank Hara mohalla what is the basic business of of HSBC Hara mohalla
but you have no problem in sitting on the Sharia board to certify their Sharia products and taking a five figure six figure seven figure salary from them and traveling first class and staying in five star hotels, and you do all of that. Law holla Hotel in LA when Allah Allah May Allah give us some sense, as I said, if somebody is doing wrong, it is our job to say it is wrong. It is not hard. It is not. We are not pointing a finger at their scholarship. you're pointing a finger at what they should not be doing.
who must pay them. We must pay them. Pay them put out the money, give him the same seven figure salary if he wants, but the community must pay who benefits from Islamic products from banks, we benefit so we say here motiva, you certify the product, we pay your salary. But if the product is not islamically, correct, check it out, throw it away. Throw it away, because that you are you are the guarantor of our safety. We must pay you. As I said, the simplest example is if you have the litigants, paying the court if you have the litigants, paying the salary of that judge, what do you call that court?
You call it a kangaroo court.
And that's not because it is in Australia.
Australian courts are not kangaroo courts. Such a court would be called a kangaroo court is a travesty of justice. It's a joke.
And the same logic applies to halal certification bodies, which take money from producers. The same applies to Sharia boards, which take money from the banks, kangaroo courts, kangaroo boats.
My brothers sisters I want to close It's been a long time May Allah bless you for sitting so pay so patiently for this whole lecture which ended up being much longer than I thought it would be. But I think it's an important enough subject that we should know we should eat halal. We should earn holler we want our doors to be accepted by Allah subhanaw taala we do not want our glass rejected well I this this oma The only thing we can do is we are in so many problems. We would like to help people we would like to go to this country that country send money so we cannot do that because there's so many restrictions. But what there is no restriction and nobody can ever put a restriction
and that is on the door and the only one who can actually change the destiny is the one on his arm.
And that one our door is blocked. It hits the concrete of the ceiling and bounces back onto the floor. He doesn't even go beyond is why because we are eating because we are earning Hara. What is the sense of that? So I thought let me complete my part of the budget by explaining to you even though
Under the current visiting so patiently even though if it takes too long, let me ensure that I put these things as clearly as possible. popularity is not a concern and popularity is most welcome because the only popularity is the one that comes with Allah subhanho wa Taala and all I am saying I'm not saying give me money to certify your product and just say
ensure that what you put in your mouth is valid. Ensure that what you earn is Allah do not eat doubtful things, do not drink doubtful things do not earn from doubtful sources. inshallah, may Allah subhanaw taala Bless you, May Allah give you halaal thabane income well I give you is can halaal and tayyiba May Allah subhanaw taala give you a beautiful income please understand Allah subhanaw taala does not need you to earn haram to feed you the treasures of my robber unlimited Allah ha Samad Allah can and we'll feed you from halaal sources if you make the choice to pick halaal sources if your if your income is haram in any way make a Nia now that immediately you will
stop that just stop it and you see how Allah subhanaw taala will provide you from sources that you could not imagine as far as food is concerned as I told you what can you do with Pepsi and Coke? Beautiful toilet cleaner use it in the toilet in the night for the bottle in the morning flush the toilet wherever shiny and nice toilet right you are you are the ones who insist on bringing dollar cleaners I don't know why right. So do that with Pepsi and Coke what do you do with those chickens and so on so forth which you are not sure of give them away give them away a lot of beggars and so on so for them to eat it is just give them away in future and sure no chicken no matter no beef no
nothing unless I know the origin of that thing. I will not eat as I told you don't go into the masala the masala is that if I go to your house and you are a Muslim you give me a chicken I can eat it No problem. I don't have to ask you where to get it from that is the masala I'm talking about the profit. That profit if you are not sure don't eat it. If you are sure as I told you eat chicken still to start laying eggs, no problem, right? No problem. But make sure make sure that you are eating halal was Allah Allah Allah Allah will Karim Allah alayhi wa sahbihi