Channel: Mirza Yawar Baig
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Hello Mr. Rahim
Salatu was Salam O Allah Masha filmbay with mousseline Muhammad Rasulullah, sallAllahu, Alayhi, wa sallam, de Sleeman, kathira and casilla formado myrobalan sisters,
people ask this question
about the position of social work, and of reformation and reformative work in Islam.
I remind myself, I knew that there were two things that used to happen during the
times of Muslim rule, during the times of the Hereafter, even after
the philosopher had been turned into a hereditary monarchy.
But some of the elements of the spirit of the hereafter remained right to the end.
And among them was this fact that
the state took responsibility for information and for social work.
So the state was a kind of welfare state, like we see in some Western countries today, like Canada, or the United Kingdom,
or Australia and New Zealand, where the state takes care of a lot of the general needs of the people.
Another place where we see this, in Muslim countries, is in most of the Arab world, where the state takes care of medical aid of education. And in places like with even
have off free of food, the price of bread, the price of homes,
is subsidized in quit, so that it's extremely cheap. And it's available to absolutely anybody.
medical aid, for example, in these countries, in Saudi Arabia, in Qatar, and Kuwait,
and so on, it is not only free
for citizens, but also for people who are permanent residents there. Now, don't, please don't catch my neck for saying this. I, if I am wrong, I am wrong. I know from what I know of,
of people who live in those places, definitely in cover and quit. I know, in Saudi also, I think it is true, that even for permanent residents, it's medical aid is either free or highly subsidized. And if I'm wrong, then I apologize. Maybe the rulers must listen to this and make it subsidized and, and, and free for for their people, for people who live there on a permanent basis, permanent residence as well.
The point I'm making is that that medical aid is of extremely high quality.
I have in my travels, I've never actually been sick anytime. But I did go to visits the hospitals in in this place some of these places. And I was very impressed with the quality of medical aid that is provided by the state.
The point I'm making here is that the question people ask is, what was the what was the system so the state took care of a lot of the
needs general needs of people, which
gender gentle lives of people, which is
sometimes in many other countries is taken care of by NGOs. So we do not see the development of NGOs in the Islamic world during the time of the Philippines, all the way until the last of them the autobahn Khalifa was
it ended in 1923 24. Until then, we do not really see the emergence of NGOs, because there was no need the the state took care of that. They took care to the extent that this in some cases the state took care of it and to some extent into thinking about the autobahn,
I used to have bird baths, they used to have water for birds during the summer. This was provided by the state and they were little stone receptacles very attractive, which were placed in different places. And regularly they were filled with water for small birds. in Aleppo, in Syria, there is a cat
trust of four cats. Because
in Islam we don't, it's not does not allow you to just kill an animal because it is old. So if it is sick, and if it is dying, or something, then then you can do that. But just because it's old, and infirm, you're not allowed to just kill it, you know, so.
But the thing is that a lot of these cats were stray cats, so there'll be old and so on. So there was a wonderful lady, may Allah make this a means of her forgiveness, and Jana, who had a huge house. So she set up this whole house, she donated his house made of a forfeit, she kept shares there in this house, whose job was to train people and keep them and to look after these cats and so on. And there was enough money there to ensure that these cats or cats were taken care of, and they were doing food and so on. So we're so focus towards general good, has been a very single a very, very signal and fundamental
principle of Islam. Always.
The reason I'm saying this is in our lesson today on the wisdom of modern a salon, we are looking at the issue of Mr. Will maruf and here Mancha and we are looking at, you know, what is it that we need to do and the importance of armor will not have, and now here in Hong Kong. So the point I want to make for you is that
enjoining good and forbidding evil is not simply restricted to the halal and haram.
In Islam, this is very much a part of that it is very important and significant part of it. But at the same time, it is not restricted to that Mr will borrow money or Moncur, enjoying good and forbidding evil extends to everything that relates to
human life, as well as to the lives of all those creatures that we share the planet with, as well as to the welfare and well being of the planet itself.
All of these things come under the
subject of our bill maruf. And
so, therefore, when we when we think about this, let us keep this in mind that it extends to all of this. So somebody who is creating a hospital, including for example, like I said, this trust for to look after our cats
and so on and so forth. It's it's something that
any kind of good work would be inshallah, part of this. Now one of the big elements, and this is now the tough element of Mr. Bill Maher over here, mocha, is the fact that sometimes unpalatable truths have to be spoken. And the problem with our world and not yesterday, I mean this is sometimes we are we tend to become very, because we are very close to the
to the incident, we are living this life. So if I if for example, if I were to hold my hand, very close to my face like this, that I will not be able to see anything in the world I would, I would probably not even be able to see the lines on my, on my palm. If I held if I bought my face, if I hold my hand to close my face, that perspective, is a function of distance.
But when we are living in this in a particular time, whatever the time is, the tendency is that we start to imagine, may not be consciously and deliberately but we certainly act as if we imagine as if time begins and ends with us.
So everything will happen we think that this is well. If it's good, then you're saying oh we are we are we are the best and and most highly developed and wealthiest and most powerful and so on. And, on the contrary, if that is the if that's not the case, then we feel that we are the most oppressed and, and and we have the worst situation. If we read history, that's why I mean history is a near the very big interest of mine. When you read history, you realize that this is not the case at all. This is
is almost like Aristotle said, there's nothing new everything is a repetition of something which happened before. And maybe that's, you know, give you a little bit of poetic license if you like. But that's, I think, more or less quite an accurate description of reality, that everything is more or less a repetition of what happened before. If you look at, if you read periods of history, then you realize both that there were periods when people in the world at that time, were much happier, much healthier, much more powerful, and so on and so forth than we are today. And on the contrary, the there are people who are much worse off than we can imagine. Generally speaking, if we take
macro parameters of judgment,
then Believe it or not, no matter how, you know, sad you might be with the what is happening with COVID, no matter how sad you might be, with the political situations in different parts of the world, and so on. Believe me there. Today we are much, much, much better off than we have been, we meaning humanity has been
in the past, I won't say ever in the past, because we go, if you go too far back in the past, we don't have
we don't have absolutely accurately preserved details. But definitely if we go back,
you know, 2345 centuries, in the past we have we today are better off than we have ever been. And so this is something to thank Allah subhanaw taala for if something goes wrong. Now, you might say how do I say that with the with respect to COVID? Well, when I when I'm, when I'm looking at COVID, if I compared that to the black plague, which happened in in, in Europe and in other places, then COVID looks like a Sunday school picnic. It is COVID is very bad. And you must definitely
take a lot of precautions against it. Now we are getting news of people
who didn't know right close to us, we know friends who are who have contracted COVID. And some of them who have passed away with COVID mellows mantella Have mercy on them. The point is that this is something which is
which is very important for us to think about. And keep in mind and say that, even though this is happening, there were times which were much worse.
So Alhamdulillah, we tank Allah subhanaw taala actually had, in whichever situation he kept us. So the reason I'm mentioning all this is because one of the elements, major elements of our motto, and aeronca, of enjoying good and forbidding evil, is to actually say it or do something about promoting good and preventing evil. In terms of pro and promoting gold, as I mentioned, doing these kinds of good works of all kinds, of course, this is highly commendable must be done. And
having said that, this is also comparatively easier. And for example, if you were to set up a trust to take care of old animals, I mean, nobody's going to fight you for that nobody's going to criticize you for that, you know, the people will probably applaud you, you probably have a newspaper reporter or your local TV channel guy will come and take an interview of you and so on. So these things are, are are nice to do. And by all means please do that. I mean, I'm not against it. I'm just saying this is good. But if you were to stand up and speak against an injustice that have been perpetrated,
then you get into troubled waters, then you get into difficult droughts.
Because, by definition, injustice is perpetrated by those who are power. So when you are speaking against injustice, you are speaking against those in power.
As somebody says, How do I know who's in power?
Somebody asked him, God, this person, how do I know
who is in power, he said, just look at who cannot be criticized.
Just as look at who cannot be criticized. And when you are enjoying good and forbidding evil, especially for beating evil, you have to necessarily stand up against somebody who is in that,
you know, within quotes cannot be criticized. Now, one very important thing to remember, are two very important things. First, for this world, remember that there were many people like this.
All through history. There were many people like this, who in their time could not be criticized, who in their time were powerful, and by the look of it could do it.
absolutely anything they wanted.
Nobody could touch them.
Where are they today?
Where are they today.
And the second thing to remember is that no matter how powerful that individual might be,
there is one who is more powerful than him or her. And that is the one who created them. That is the most valuable thing. So on the Day of Judgment, when we go stand before Allah subhanho wa Taala, we are going to be standing before the one
who nobody is more powerful than
which brings me to the heydays of
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I will say that,
from the alarm,
where a sorcerer Sallam said,
he is reported to have said that, if any of you, if any of the believers, if any of you sees anything evil,
then let him stop it with his hand.
He sees anything evil, let him stop it with his hand.
And if he is unable to do that, then let him speak out against it.
And if he is unable to do that, then let him hate it in his heart.
And this third thing, that is you have not spoken out against it. And you have
you have not stopped it with your hand and you have not spoken out against it. But you have stopped you have you hated in your heart, no Surah Surah Salam said that this is a sign of the weakness of your Eman.
Now this is very, very important to understand
that even though you are distancing yourself from that thing, even though you hate it in your hand, but you have not stopped it or not attempted to stop it, and you have not spoken out against it. That's when I shall call this a weakness of faith. He said this is a weakness of god man. And obviously this is a weakness of a man because the reason why you did not stop it and you did not do that. We're
a result of fearing the world and the people of the world more than we fear the displeasure of Allah, may Allah protect us, I know it is easy to say these things it is much more difficult to live by them, but we must make an effort and we must ask Allah subhanaw taala to save us from
save us from tests and to give us the strength to stand up against those tests.
Now very interesting that the
the same person who narrated this had this I will say that
narrates a very interesting story about the malignant Marwan the halifa of manomaya
who change the order of the hotbar and Salah in the Surat rate.
As you know in Java, we have the football to drummer first and then followed by the Salah. But in the vein in the two age, we have the Sunnah first followed by the Father.
Now, the hope is not Rajim it is Mr. habit is recommended to sit and listen to the homebuyer, but if somebody leaves then their Serato is not invalidated.
As it would be if somebody did not deliberately did not listen to the homebuyer of Java then his Salat of Juma is is faulty, but not so in the tsereteli. So therefore, because of the medical marijuana was not very popular people who used to live they would go away. So to prevent that, he decided to change the order and he started
instead of praying the syrup idiot first he started speaking and started making the homework. So a man stood up and is some you know, random individual, normal citizen. He stood up and he said that what you are doing is against the Sunnah of us or licensor
America, Marybeth Moran in his arrogance he said that sooner is not valid anymore.
So the man said no, he did not say anything.
After that, I will say that
he said, he witnessed this incident he was also there. And he said, the man has fulfilled his responsibility.
Now, and therefore that follows it for that man, I will say the man who was the best witness that he could have had, because I will say the history or the law, no, he's also the narrator of this particular hotties nine. So the Look, man, I'm not around that talks about that, in terms of the advice that the one reason I gave to Sam.
He said that
enjoying good and forbid evil. And this is among the most important
of the more of the matters. So therefore, we know that if one has the power to stop something with his hand, he must do that. If he does not have power and executive authority, then he must raise his voice against evil, no matter what it costs him to do that, whether this is by speaking or writing or by some other means, he must not fear to be isolated, he does not fear being isolated, because the one who is isolated based on the obedience to Allah subhana wa Taala, will be isolated on the same basis on the day of judgment in a place of honor.
So if you want to be selected on the day of judgment and put in a place of honor, then you should be prepared to be selected in this world.
Because you spoke out against injustice, and always remember that Allah is the best protector
for anyone. And that is why I was rather also to stand up as witnesses to Allah subhanaw taala, even if it is against yourselves and against your parents and your people who are near and dear to you, whether they are rich or poor, and the famous is also Tony SAP, and Allah says Eliza is a better protector of both than yourself. So this is very important for us to remember that. So a person must speak out and the person must say, what he knows to be the truth. And he must speak out raising whatever medium is available to him, speaking out once fulfills the requirement it does not if he does more, that's his choice. Speak out in a way that people will be attracted to that speech, the
object is to get them to listen. So do whatever it is that works for you as long as that is within the scope of the Sharia. So please remember that and don't do something which is by itself prohibited in the name of
the name of
enjoining good and prohibiting what is forbidden. Now,
this is why it's one of the most important tasks. Allah subhanaw taala gave it gave this is of the task to the MBR usara an insult to Nyssa Allah Ramadan as Abu salam, Oba Shireen Oman de li li akuna de nasi, Allah Allahu jetan, Barbarossa de Vaca Allahu Aziz and hakima messengers as the bearers of good news as well as of warning, in order that mankind should have no tree against Allah man change, there's no excuse against Allah, I should have no plea against Allah, after the coming of messengers. So before the coming of the messenger, maybe people could have said very Oh, I could not I did not know. But after the coming of the messenger, nobody can say that I did not know. And last
round that has made the Muslim oma, the best nation ever raised up for mankind in order to do this task. A lot smarter said cuando, Kira Martin, who rejected Linux and Salalah banana law said that you are the best of people and you have been extracted and selected for the benefit of people over rejected leanness, Tamura will Murphy what and how not even carry over to inaudible now what is this nature of benefit to people and joining good you enjoy and good, you forbid evil and you have faith in Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah tala define for us the purpose of our creation and what we are obliged to do in this life. The oma if the Muslims failed to do their duty of enjoining good and
forbidding evil, then corruption will spread throughout the image throughout the people throughout the Muslim community and throughout the world. And May Allah forgive us, we would become deserving of the punishment of Allah subhanaw taala ask Allah
to protect us from his punishment. today. This is exactly what we are seeing the Muslims who were supposed to
enjoin good and forbid evil have joined in that good and for we have joined in the evil they have instead of stopping the evil, they have joined in the EU, instead of promoting good, they are now promoting and committing operations.
Muslims are supposed to ever take, for example, ostentatious weddings, what is it we are doing? We are participating in evil, we are committing evil and we are participating in evil. May Allah protect us, even our alama even our scholars, they do not feel any sense of shame in accepting these invitations to these ostentatious weddings, and they go there and they eat the biryani and they eat all the food and they sit there and May Allah protect us maybe, you know, they, they,
they their presence there, it becomes a delete for others. And people point a finger and say, Well, you know, if, if it was forbidden, how is it that so and so was there and so and so was there, and this person heads, this Muslim body and that person had the other Muslim body or this dark room? And that Who? How is it it's how is it that is possible? Right?
I remember May Allah pro May Allah protect us from ourselves, I remember a function,
an Islamic book, it was Tafseer of some part of the Quran.
The person writing with OCR, Allah knows what qualification he has for writing. But he wrote this thing. And this was the function of the release of this book, his book, which was in English. And in this function on the issue, there was a big stage. And the function was headed by one of the big scholars of that city, who was sitting there. And on the stage at the back was a big banner with the Ayatollah 400 on it. And on the stage was this woman who was singing this puzzle with, you know, with music and everything else. And these people are sitting there a function for the release of a book, which is dossey of the four iron, which is attended by one of the big items of the of the of
that city, in which something which sources are prohibited, is being done publicly
on the stage witnessed by this so called Mufasa, of the Koran, and by the so called scholar of Islam.
And of course, the world function is full of Muslims.
In an era when
What do you say to this?
What do you say to this?
In the name of Islam, you do something which is private, and there are many incidences incidence I don't want to waste your time by narrating to the incidents that are brought by notice Obviously, I'm not there. So I didn't I but thanks to
two videos, you know, we are eyewitness without having to go to that particular place. Sisters fear Allah
fear the meeting with Allison Hamilton.
One of the best things that COVID did was it's made our mortality
very clear to us.
It brought us very face to face with the fact that we can die and we will die
fear that day. All that you fear today is less than what will happen when Morocco boat come for you and me.
And on that day, we will have no helpers today you will have many people who will sing your tune and so on so forth, depending on how much power you have.
if you as Muslims stop forbidding evil, and it will stop supporting good and corruption will spread in the land and you will suffer and you will suffer more than others, because for you that corruption will be as a punishment.
We are already suffering we have been suffering for centuries right now about two or 300 years, How much longer do you want this to happen?
And if you ask people, they will tell you let us look at this this group of people and that group of people and learn from this one and that one is all kinds of material.
Material solutions, you know more technology more this more that more social media, we should have a TV channel we should have, believe me. You can have all the TV channels in the world.
Right now as I speak. There are many, many, many TV channels owned by Muslims. What difference does it make?
What difference does it make
He's a lot smarter until we change our lives until we change our
situation. No TV channel, no news channel no nothing will make any difference.
I'm not against having a Muslim TV channel. Yes we have to communicate yes we have to propagate what we have to say that by all means use technology.
Use social media use use papers that use you know, magazines and news, TV channels and radio channels and all that. But remember, they have to be run by people who have suffered, they must speak the language of truth even if it means shutting down if necessary.
Now think about this.
and joining what is good and forbidding what is evil is one of the basic principles of religion and doing it requires putting up with difficulties and bearing and serves and harm with patience as no one is allowed to isn't yamaneika Akemi salata immoral Bill Maher, roofie 111 curry was bitter Allah ma saw back in the deca mean as mill more he said, Oh my son established Salah, enjoy on people what is good and forbid people what is evil and bear with patience? Whatever befalls you in this process.
Verily, these are some of the important commandments ordered by Allah subhanaw taala without any exception.
My brother sisters, and joining what is good and forbidding what is evil is an important mission. And so it is essential to be trained in the method of doing it. I know of many of our training programs, most of them, most of them done over weekends like cookery classes.
All of them talk about how to talk, how to start a conversation, how to lead people to ask the right questions, how to make the final sale that is accepting of Islam, many of it approach it from the debating and arguing angle by opening the conversation by essentially telling people how foolish they are to believe whatever they believe other than Islam.
But I have yet to see it our training program, which begins with insisting on dusky ATO knifes and tarbiyah Tula flock, which is where every Nabhi began.
Please understand that Allah subhanho wa Taala guided his ambia himself. But every Nabhi went through not a weekend course, not even weeks or months or even years, but decades of training, before they got the ijazah the home in their case, to preach. And that is why their preaching had effect.
My window sisters
so also was the case of the Sahaba of aerosolised. They went through over a decade
of intense, rigorous and extremely painful training before the rich before they reached a stage. When one of them a single person was enough to spread the message of Islam to entire nations. But today we are more interested in doing a bit of work, wearing t shirts with slogans and posting selfies on Facebook and think we are doing the work of their beer.
And that is why
people go delirious with delight and post many more selfies in their in their frenzy of celebration. If one person accepts Islam for the Sahaba It was not one person. It was entire nations
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Today, la said invite mankind O Muhammad Al salam to the way of Europe to Islam with wisdom and good preaching.
Bill has bill Hekmati well now is that it hasn't first Eggman then the louder with wisdom and then with fair preaching, and argue with them in a way that is better. But yeah, the loom bill nothing here, son so
speak to them, argue with them in a way which is the best. Don't insult them. Don't scream them, don't scream at them don't, you know put them down Don't character assassinate them, speak to them kindly, beautifully sweetly. Truly your ROM knows best who has gone astray from his path. And he is the best aware of those who are guided. Allah mentioned wisdom before preaching and that is why preparing yourself comes before that our wisdom is not information, it is not even knowledge. Information is what you get in courses. Like what you're hearing you sitting and listening to me here. Please don't think this is knowledge. This is information. You're getting information from me,
you're getting some information from me. That's it.
When you practice and only if you practice this information which you get from me or from anywhere else or from reading a book or from going to attending a training course, when you practice this information,
it converts to knowledge, practices the fire, that information must be heated in to convert it to understanding
knowledge, which then submits to a teacher for correction converts to wisdom. Without his law, it is all held together with with spirits string and hope and unravels at the first sight of strength.
That is why practice under guidance is critical to all skill training. They don't give a doctor his degree until he undergoes two years of internship under guidance. So why and how do we think that we can become preachers and the art without any internship under guidance? Nobody did this in the past. This is a new phenomenon and a sign of the sickness of mindless followership that we have become the victims of
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more Allah says in Surah Al Hajj, Verily Allah will help those who help his cause. Truly, Allah is all strong Almighty, those people Muslim rulers, who if we give them power in the land, they enjoy cloudy Salah they enjoy and establishment of prayers of salah and they enjoy and people to pay zakat and they enjoy and Alma roof which is all good and forbidden moon car which is all evil, and with Allah rests the end of all matters of all creatures.
And joining what is good and forbidding what is evil is a mission which will never end until the day of judgment. It's obligatory upon all the oma, the rulers, the subjects the men and women, each according to his or her circumstances, Muslim is one nation and if corruption becomes widespread in it, the all the Muslims are obliged to reform it to read it of evil things and enjoying what is good and forbid what is bad. As soon as a certain said, religion is sincerity. So the Sahaba said Dharamsala, to whom he said to Allah, to his book, to His Messenger, and to the leaders of the Muslim, and they're common for common people and this is a hedison Muslim, my brothers and sisters.
If a Muslim is advised to do something good, he should be the first to do it. And if he is forbidden from something evil, he should be the one who keeps furthest away from that. inshallah we'll talk about
this more in our next lesson ask Allah subhanaw taala to
enable us to do that which is pleasing to Him and to save us from that, which does not please Him, or sell Allah Allah Allah will Karim Harare, he was savage made erotica. Meanwhile, Salaam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh