Ramadan Reminder #11
Channel: Mirza Yawar Baig
Series: Mirza Yawar Baig - Ramadan Reminder 2020
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Two Critical Needs in Education – Part 1
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killara Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salatu salam ala l mursaleen Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Steven Cassian sera from
my brothers and sisters.
Allah subhanho wa Taala taught us in the Quran
how to educate
Allah subhanaw taala told us how we should educate ourselves and our children.
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Allah subhanaw taala said, which means vary in the patient of the heavens and the earth. And the alternation of the day and the night there are signs for people of intelligence, people who reflect and alas Raja described them and he said, These are the people who remember Allah subhanho wa Taala, standing, sitting and lying down in every aspect of their lives. 24 seven,
and who say
way before that, and who reflect on and think about the creation of the heavens and the earth.
And then they say as a result of these two things, as a result of remembering Allah subhanaw taala recognizing the creator and then reflecting and researching and the creation, this era bernama calaca, has about Allah Subhana Allah, they say, oh, our rub, or Allah, you have not created all of this in vain, you didn't create this for nothing.
All glory, Majesty, all purity for you, save us from the hellfire.
I remind you and myself, I'm gonna sisters that for various historical reasons, and I don't want to go into that. Now.
This is something that we have not just neglected, but we have. We are guilty of having gone against what Allah subhanaw taala taught us. And of course, we are suffering as a result of that.
What I mean is that we have separated the education of theology, education of Islam,
the religious education from scientific education.
Now, we'd like to talk very proudly about the so called good old days. And we are talking about a period from this seventh century to the 10th century,
where we have people like Razi and Emerson and so on and so forth. And Iranians and different kinds of people who wrote different things, oh, you know, historians, and scientists, and medical doctors and researchers and the inventors of all kinds of tools and technology, which were the tools and technology of the time, to
our present state were
in the period between 19 120 10, a period of 110 years,
the Nobel Prize for science was one only by two Muslims.
Just two Muslims, they won the Nobel Prize for science, both of them in chemistry
in a period of 110 years. So literally, almost 2000 years, we were completely lost. And one of the main reasons for that is this separation that took place between
science, scientific education and
And this separation happened, say, the latest that would that separation didn't exist was say, up to the 12th century when the Mongols sack Baba. Until then, we were still on track. But after that, it was gone. Now think about that. We're talking about a period of about 800 years, where the Muslims have done almost no contribution whatsoever. Practically Allah Mashallah. in the fields of science and technology.
why is this important? First and foremost, it's important because Allah subhanaw taala told us it's important there is no other delille that is required on this basis.
It's important because we are the people who recognize the Creator. This is the fundamental belief is a fundamental part of our creed.
We recognize Allah subhanaw taala
as the only one worthy of worship as the whole and sole creator and purveyor of the universe,
and we worship him without joining any partners with him.
So it is incumbent upon us. And it's even more important for us also to see and show His signs in the creation,
not only for us to know more about the creation, but also as a very powerful means of dialectical Islam.
But this is something that we left. And as I told you, various historical reasons, we won't go into that. The point I want to make here is what therefore should we do now?
How must education be
changed? If we want to follow the Quranic injunction as far as education is concerned, and obviously that is the best thing to do. Because that is the only thing which will help us in this world and the next.
I'm saying this now, because we are all sitting at home, we have got plenty of time to think and reflect and to try to organize and reorganize our lives.
And we asked Allah subhanaw taala to enable us to do that in a way which will be pleasing to Him, jell o jell o and will add which will be a means of higher and Baraka for us, in this world and the next.
So, what must we do?
There are a few things that we should do.
The first thing we should do is to formally And clearly, consciously educate our children, about Allah subhanaw taala, about rosol lies
about the era and about the basic soul of the in the basic principles of religion.
We must talk to them and show them the glory and magnificence of Allah. So that when we and they stand before Allah subhanaw taala in salah and we say Allahu Akbar, we try to reach that stage of Salah about which Rasul Allah is Allah Sallam said and that was Allah Huck and Nakata. He said to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala as if you can see him
now you cannot do that unless you know Allah subhanaw taala so introduce Allah subhanho wa Taala Gemma delallo to your children and before you start thinking about that before you start introducing a lot of the children Introduce yourself.
Let us think about Allah subhanho wa Taala let us mention Allah subhanho wa Taala and made the mention of Allah subhanaw taala a constant normal thing in our conversation, at home at work everywhere. The mention of Allah subhanaw taala should not be some special thing that happens only when you invite some item to your house and is giving you a lecturer giving a talk or something. Or when we read the Quran, no every two out.
So Han Allah Al hamdu, lillah, Allahu Akbar later Illa Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, insha, Allah, Masha, Allah, all of these are very much part of our
culture as Muslims to speak and we should, we should speak like this, we should use these. And we should do do more, by constantly drawing attention to the greatness and glory of Allah subhanaw taala. So that's the first thing to the second thing to do is to inculcate in our hearts and the hearts of our children and whoever listens to us the love and respect for Muhammad sallallahu alayhi salam.
Not only is this an intrinsic part of our Deen of our religion, but this is absolutely critical to understand in religion because the religion didn't come to us directly from our light came to us through the prophet sallallahu sallam. So therefore our respect for the religion depends on our respect for the prophets of Allah. If we do not respect him if you do not believe him to be absolutely, totally truthful and trustworthy, if we do not believe that he conveyed the religion with complete and total integrity, then the religion itself becomes questionable.
So it's not just a matter of saying that we should love Michel Salaam because it's a nice thing to do. It's a part of our religion, and I will give you the DeLisle in another lecture inshallah. But it is essential that we build this love for
salsa. So therefore, make the teaching and study of Sierra of his biography, one of the critical things or the most critical thing to do in your homes after the study of the Quran, the study of the Sierra Hamza Salah, because the Sierra the life of Muhammad wa sallam was the living Koran, and this is what we have from his wife. Our mother says, I just did the karate Allah Hannah, who said this, she said that they asked him, they asked her, please tell us something about the life of the prophet SAW Selim, she asked the person don't you read the Quran he said, Yes, I read the Quran. She said his life was the living Quran.
So that is the second point glory of Allah, and the love of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi, Salam and an utmost respect for him.
that we need to do is to talk about the afra. Because we need to constantly keep this thing in mind that we are not here to stay here. I didn't come here to live here, I came here to go from here somewhere else. So why did I come here, I came here in order to prepare that somewhere else for myself when I reach that, right, if you are traveling somewhere, and you go into a shop, to buy things for your trip, you don't stay in the shop, you didn't go to the shop to stay in the shop, you went to the shop, because the shop has the things that you need, in order to make your travel more safe and more comfortable. And in order that when you land in the other place, you will have all the
things that you need. Say for example, if you are going from from a hot country to a cold country, then you will buy some jackets and so on and so forth sweaters in your Hot Country, because you're going to land in the cold country, in extremely cold temperatures with snow and ice and you will your you your health will be
will be is likely to be affected if you are not properly dressed. So, you buy those things in your hot country, in the shops. So now when you go when you go to the shop, and especially if you look at people who go camping and so on and so forth, you know their shopping is even more detailed, right, because in the night when I will attend, I will have no lights, I must have a light which is you know which is which is which has enough brightness so I can read and so on and so forth. And which has enough of a battery life that it says because there's no way of charging the batteries and so on and I'm in the bush so that their shopping is even more details when they go to LLB and or something
or one of the camping shops, they're going to be out shopping with much more,
more focus. So now when you think about this, now when you are in the shop, you are shopping, you're not going to stay in the shop, this is not your purpose of coming to the shop is not to live in the shop. Your purpose of coming to the shop is to ensure that you are fully prepared for your trip. And that when you reach that place where you are going to that you have everything that you need. Right. That's how we came into this world we came into this world to shop for our accurate we came into this world to do what we need to do to ensure that the akhirah when we reach there, it will be a beautiful place, we will have everything we need when we reach that. That is the purpose that is why
we are in this world. That's why nobody has called his word missoura. He said this dunya is the tilt it is the fields it is the cultivation for the Accra.
We didn't come here to stay here we came here to use this time to prepare for the place that is our final destination.
So three things glory of Allah, love and respect for masala and a focus on the X era. So that we understand his dunya in the right perspective. And the fourth one is to understand the basic principles of Sharia.
In that one must be understand, we must understand the difference between what Allah subhana wa Taala has permitted and what is prohibited the Haram and Allah and the second thing we should focus on and understand is all the soul all the principles related to what Allah made for us. The reason to do that is because these are the two critical things which can take us out of our religion if somebody is deliberately doing something which Allah has made Haram.
Right. He knows that is haram is still doing that. Then add best the least is that this person is a major sinner he has committed something one of the cover.
If he continues to do that, then he
He is in danger of coming completely out of Islam because the Kabira which is repeated reserves in Cofer,
If while doing that Kabira if he considers it not to be a sin, then he is already out of Islam.
For example, if a person doesn't pray, right now there are differences of opinion. There's one opinion to say that if a person does not even pray one Salah deliberately he is out of Islam. There are other opinions to say that is not out of Islam, but he has committed a major sin. But if a person considers prayer itself to be unnecessary, so I'm not praying because not because I don't have time or not because of some other engagement, I'm not praying because No, I don't think you know, why should I pray? Then this person is already out because what Allah has made for this person does not even consider that we fall, which means the person is going directly against the Hong Kong
of Allah subhanaw taala. It is necessary for us to understand these things. It is necessary for us to learn our Deen and to teach this Deen to our children so that we don't inadvertently, I am I hope we don't do that deliberately, but even inadvertently, that we don't fall into this major calamitous situation where we end up with,
with, you know, putting ourselves into serious trouble.
Now this as far as the Father, the father concerned about the heroin, heroin, one of the fundamental principles of the Sharia is that in Islam, if something Let me tell you two things, one is that what basic principle about or Harmon Allah in Islam is that in terms of the a bear that in terms of the rights of Allah, which includes the Akita Nevada, in the rights of Allah Subhana, Allah only should be worshipped without partners. And that all that Allah has made fun, which refers
to the absurdity of Allah subhanaw taala, to the acts of worship,
that these must be done.
Exactly as a soloist. So the basic principle that we that we stated we follow is that in terms of the hoko of Allah,
in terms of the of the rights of Allah subhanaw taala on us, which includes what we believe about him our creed, and it includes the way we worship Allah subhanaw taala the era that everything is haram, everything is prohibited, except what a soul is permitted.
Right, let me read that, in terms of the hidden and, and about that, and what is the Nevada and Nevada is any Act, which is done with the intention of getting reward from Allah subhanaw taala. So it's not only salah and fasting and in socket and so on, it can be any action, any action that I am doing with the intention that Allah should reward me so if I'm giving some charity, my intention is what Allah has given me. If I'm feeding people, my intention is what Allah should reward me, right? I am, I'm doing some work of data I'm going out. And I'm inviting people to slap Why am I doing that because I want to reward me and so on. And so, I have a gathering I, I gathered some people I talk
to them, I go to the masses, whatever I do with the intention that Allah must reward me becomes any better. So, in this matter of what I believe and what I do as far as ibadat are concerned, the basic principle is that everything is prohibited everything is haram, except what Allah Subhana Allah May Allah accept what meaning except what does solo salon told us is valid meaning except what he did.
I hope that is clear. Right. So in terms of Akita anabela everything is haram, except what Rasul Allah is Allah Sarah, permitted
in other things, mamilla Mashallah of luck
in terms of our worldly dealings, in terms of our society, in terms of how we do things in our business, and how we talk to people, our dealings with people, our family relations, how we say for example, set up schools, what we teach there and so on so forth.
Everything you name it,
the principal is the opposite, which is that everything is permissible. Everything is halal, except what Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam prohibited
in the matters of a bar that everything is prohibited except what he permitted in the matters of the dunya everything is permitted except one
privated now, it's very important to understand this. Now in the prohibitions, this is a second principle in the prohibitions, when something is prohibited, then automatically everything related with that is also prohibited.
Right? So for example, Allah in the Quran privater the humble of NZ, he brought we did the flesh of pigs book.
Now if somebody asks you a question and says, Well you know I am I carry a pig skin handbag.
Or am wearing pink skin shoes.
Tell me where is pig skin prohibited?
Allow lizard the meat.
Where is the skin prohibited?
I am brushing my teeth with bristles of our toothbrush, which are made of big hair. I'm not exaggerating, this actually happens.
I will tell the Brother Why are you brushing? Why using big hair to brush your teeth? Because the bristles of your toothbrush are made of big hair. He's in an awareness big hair. Where is it?
Right where is it private? Only the flesh is prohibited. Now this is a ridiculous argument I'm sure you will agree.
What is prohibited in Islam the basic principle is that everything to do with it is prohibited. So the flesh of pigs, pork pig meat is prohibited you are not permitted to eat it which automatically means that you are not permitted to raise pigs, you're not permitted to use any other product or any other part of the pigs body, not the skin, not the bones, not the hair and so on and so forth. You are not allowed to sell and buy pigs or pig products or pork products. You're not allowed to have shares in a company which is dealing in these things for example a pig slaughterhouse or a pig farm you're not allowed to have shares in that
night everything do that.
Similarly, Allah subhana wa tada prohibited interest based dealings and not just privated Allah subhanaw taala declared war on his own behalf and on behalf of rasulillah salam on anyone who deals with interest.
So if somebody argues and says you know interest I can understand taking interest is haram. But where is giving interest? We're paying interest? Where is it Ah.
Now quite apart from the fact that there are clear I had these of Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam when he said
the savvy said that a sorcerer Salaam cursed the one who pays interest the one who takes interest, the one who records that transaction and the one who bears witness. I mean, imagine the one who's recording the transaction needs neither took it nor gave it
the one recording the transaction or the one bearing witness or for one of the one or the other. He is not benefiting from that transaction yet also Rasul Allah prohibited that and he cursed them and he said, this is something this isn't this isn't a cursory thing that we're doing
everything concerning it is prohibited. So renting your house or apartment to an interest based bank is prohibited
a paying interest
you know taking interest
working in an interest working in a commercial bank, which deals in interest working in an area where this this these transactions are happening.
writing software, writing banking, software, which deals in interest, everything, this is the, this is the ATR. This is the carefulness of Islam. I'm not going to go into a list of all that is prohibited and just giving you examples to understand this now, these things you must teach your children, these things you must know because these are this is the
This is the classic problem that happens with people where people don't understand the fundamental principles of the so in our education to fix that. The first thing to do is get clear about the fundamental principles of the glory of Allah, love and respect for us Rasul Allah
the focus on the X era. And the last thing is the basic principles of the right. In the next episode, we'll talk about the other aspect which is the importance of Science and Technology. I asked Allah subhanaw taala to be pleased with you and never to displace was a little scary while he was away.