The Venom & The Serum #07 The Greatest Of All Crimes
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salam ala Rasulillah Allah Allah, He or SOFIA Jemaine will begin the name of Allah who will praise and glory be to Allah, and may find his peace and blessings be upon His messenger Muhammad and his family in his companions, and the members of his household and all those who adhere to his guidance until the last day.
We welcome everyone back to our classes on Joab. We'll Caffee claim Rahima Hitler's book
on the infection and the disease of sin and sinful lifestyles. And it'll claim Rahim Allah Allah wrote this book in response to a question, he began with the importance of dua, and to speak to Allah azza wa jal, first and foremost, and plead to him and show your brokenness before him.
And to do everything necessary to ensure your data is accepted and responded to. Because there is always hope. There is always a response, there is always a cure for every disease, including the disease that contaminates the spirit, the disease of disobedience.
And then he went on to speak about the many dangers of sins in this world and the next and
from there, we proceeded to speak about his discussion regarding the shaitan and how shaitan strategizes to ensnare the human being in marriage in very deliberate, very methodical, very cunning ways.
And we ended our last session speaking about the many different levels of qualities shaitan tries to pull people into the gradient gradually, and we spoke about sins being major and minor sins.
Now, in the lame Rahim Allah moves on to speaking about the greatest sins top down or bottom up, the worst of them, and then
the worst after them, until he will land at what he believes is the unstated intention of the questioner that says I can't stop sinning, which is basically haram relationships, but he builds up to it. Today it will be a discussion on *, the greatest haram the greatest violation and crime and sin, which is setting partners to Allah polytheism setting equals or associates or peers to Allah azza wa jal and then from there he will move on to essentially murder and fornication and haram relationships. So tonight will be a discussion on shear the greatest of all crimes.
And as we know, shear is the only sin that will engulf and incinerate and render void, every last good deed a person performs. Even if Allah azza wa jal had granted you the life of new Hala he Salam, even if you were to live for a millennium and more. And even if you perform the deeds of the Prophet Muhammad himself sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, Allah azza wa jal said to him, let in a Shakta Welaka Ohia elago ADA Latina in public we have certainly revealed to you like we reveal to those before you law instructor if you are to commit sheer lack of funding I'ma look your actions would become void would become worthless. And Allah terracotta Allah told us elsewhere in the Quran in
Allah Hala young Pharaoh and you Shaka de archivi we have a few rumors doing a valley can mania sha Allah will never forgive that you set equals with him. You know, Shetty is like a partner. So Shiva is to partner with Allah in anything that's exclusively his and we will elaborate further on was exclusively his Subhana Allah to Allah. Allah says whoever performs shidduch Allah will never forgive that for them. And He may forgive whatever is less than that for whomever he wishes. Well, Pharaoh Medina Danika, Lima Yasha, quick question to make sure you guys are done digesting your dinners and you're with me. How do we reconcile between Allah will never forgive Sheikh and the
other verse we said in Allah HYAH Feroz Aruba Jamia that Allah will forgive all sins entirely.
How do we reconcile hmm
so the second idea is for those who repent seek Allah's forgiveness meaning while they're still alive here in this dunya from anything including Sheikh Allah would forgive it. Of course, I mean, how else would they miss you they could become a Muslim, or more hate the movement right shake has to be forgivable, there has to be a window for Sheila Keven to be forgiven. And this other ayah Allah who will never forgive shirk means what
Meeting Allah with it. If a person were to meet Allah with sins, if they include shirk, it would never be forgiven. And anything less than that puts you in jeopardy may be forgiven but there is no guarantees. That is the idea.
And the third ISS to us that if you're in a home I usually will hate for called haram Allahu alayhi Jannah or met Well, who knows and whoever commits shirk, Allah has forbidden paradise for them, and their destination, their refuge and it is not a refuge is the fire
is nothing but the fire. And even you know, the Hadith where the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says that Allah azza wa jal will take the machinic on the day of judgment, and he will tell him Oh my servant, if I were to give you everything on earth, and the likes of it with it when Mithila Houma
if I double for you, the kingdom of planet Earth, it's all yours double twice over.
Would you ransom it right now? Would you pay yourself out to to be freed from this fire from this punishment? He would say Oh, of course Oh Allah I would. Who wouldn't? Then Allah will say, Look, I'd sell to get a when I'm in Dalek, I asked you for something so much less than that. I like to show the cabbie che and for a beta Illa and to Shrek I ask that you not set any equals to me, but you insisted on setting equals you insisted on this issue rock this committing of sheer
a person may wonder, especially in this day and age, when a commitment to God is sort of like irrelevant in in modern life in wider society. Why is shared the worst of it all? And because we will not have as much time as we would like to flesh this out from every angle. There is an excellent paper by Dr. Xu. Hey, Dr. Abdul Rahman, from European Institute on shared
why shirk is the greatest wrongdoing, why share is the worst of all the mother of all evils. And I will summarize for you here, what he said, or what he shared. And then we'll come back to a jailable cafe. And he says, first of all, you know, we have to recognize that there is a difference between
like emotional disgust and moral disgust or disgusted about something just because that's the way our emotions function. We happen to be that way.
Versus I believe this is something objectively wrong, not my personal preference.
Therefore, I'm disgusted. And he's saying these things don't have to correlate, like something could be personally disgusting. But it's not morally objectionable, like eating broccoli for some people.
And something could be morally objectionable, but you don't sort of find the same level of
aversion, like repulsion, you're not as triggered by it as something else. And he gives some really good examples. Actually, broccoli is a lame one. He didn't use that one. He says, look, look at two things that we all agree are morally
disgusting, okay, objectively wrong. But one of them is quantity wise, way less than the other. Yet we are bothered more emotionally by the lesser one than the Greater One.
Murder. He says when we hear about a murder or a mass shooting nearby us.
Usually these tragic events we hear around the country about a school shooting, for instance.
510 1520 people are shot down.
We are thrown off of our rocker about this and we should be it is appalling. Right? He says but if you think about it, are you just bothered by the loss of innocent life? You're not? It's the loss of innocent life. Subconsciously it's also because it's so close to home.
But morally speaking life equals life, right? Innocence equals innocence. There are
11 million innocent people that have been killed since 911.
By the US war machine, right? In Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq. We're not as bothered by that. Why, if life is life,
anyone would say in theory, this is where
It's 11 million lives is more tragic than 11 lives. But emotionally were more moved by the 11 Lie lives. Why? Because closer to home,
he's saying, so don't trust your sort of emotional barometer too much. And he gives another good example actually, he says, Think of adultery. Like someone who cheats on their spouse and you know, has a relationship outside of the marriage. He says,
This person is apprehended and then a punishment is carried out.
For adultery, we all agree that this is infidelity. This is betrayal and all of that. But a person who himself committed adultery, may say, it's no big deal. He got weak, he fell in love, you know, let it slide. Because he himself has identified with that practice, right? He got weak once in his life. He did it. He had a haram relationship. He said, What if you were to ask someone equally moral? With the same moral framework, theoretically, but someone who was the victim of adultery, someone whose partner betrayed them? Should we let them slide? No, slow, painful death, torture him before you kill him? Right? And so this is just the idea of what's emotionally prodding at you
should not be the metric for what is morally the worst. Does that make? Is that clear for everyone? Okay, excellent. The second point he makes
is that value judgments when you pass a judgment on something, this is always secondary to understanding or answering the question of purpose. If you can identify the purpose of something, you will not be able to identify how good or bad any behavior is, within that context. When he gives a good example, an easy example a close to home one, which is sports. How do you judge that this is a good move or a bad move in a game?
It leads towards the outcome, the purpose of the game? Why do you say that going this way is better than going that way. Because this is the way we score. And this is the way my teammates expect of me to help them get the W The purpose is to get a win. And so based on that we judge every move every action, every play as a good action or a bad action based on what based on purpose, what's the purpose of the game, if the game was pointless, it would be incoherent, it would make no sense to say Good move, or bad move when there's no point of the game. So what makes it good or bad? How can even measure that?
And I you know, I recall right after I read this.
I went to Costco in New Jersey was passing through and I had to switch out my tires. And I told I pull in. And I tell the guy, you know, how's it going? How's the weight? How's the wait time? He says it depends who you ask. I was like, What do you mean? He said, There's 13 people ahead of you. That's what he said to me. I said, That's horrible. He said, It depends who you ask. I own shares in Costco. 13 people means his business is good right now. So if your purpose is to profit out of this business, a crowded business is a good thing. Because that's the purpose, profit. And if your purpose is to get out of there fast, because you're on the road, then this is a bad thing, that I
have to wait 13 people to get my tires switched out.
life as a whole now zoom out and extend that to the purpose of life. If life as a whole
has no purpose. Can we say that righteousness is a good thing? No. Can we say that, you know, cook food is a bad thing? No. If it's all just, you know, a random accident, a pointless experience, then there's no value judgment, you're right. But what if life and this is the reality now, what if life is ultimately defined the purpose of life is one singular fact singular reality which is what your relationship is like with the one who brought you into this life?
Then it makes all the difference, how how valuable to heat is and how should how horrible shake is based on
how does that play into the greater purpose of the relationship? You know, and he says that, you know, the concept of betrayal in a relationship, you know, the betrayal. Think of like someone in a romantic relationship who betrays their partner. He says this is the single most devastating way to end the relationship. Like you can end the relationship because of abuse, or you guys might get through it.
Right, you can ended because of divorce, or you guys can do take to and remarry after the divorce, but the single greatest way most devastating way to harm a relationship to sabotage it is what? To betray the trust, right? And to cheat basically in the relationship.
He said that is exactly what she is sharing is a betrayal of your relationship with Allah. It is not just negligence, or a moment of you know, weakness with Allah azza wa jal, you have worshipped and idol. Or you've worshipped your ego really, when you when you believe that you have the right to decide what religion and what worship and what life means. And God doesn't. You've betrayed the relationship.
He says, and so at the root of it Schilke is really about betrayal betraying one's purpose in life, betraying the only true benefactor the only one who has ever truly benefited you. Because think about it, it's, you know, betrayal, romantic, draw that parallel again, you know, after all we've been through after all we've done for each other and so on. Allah azza wa jal is saying to you, not that he needs you. And of course, we can never strike you know, similar to Allah and His creation, but in terms of you understanding how horrible it would make you for committing that sense of betrayal. Imagine with Allah when Allah says, Why am I becoming near multiman, Allah, Freeman,
Allah, you never had any favor, you will never have any fever, except that in reality, it's from who it's from him, so nobody has ever really given you anything, except that ultimately, and behind that it was Allah Who gave you the one who gave you the gift of existence, the one who gave you the gift of life, and then you betray that and you extend your love, your your fondness, your gratitude to someone else, and not Allah, that is a that is betrayal. So that's just the overall and this wasn't really a tangent from the subject because so much of the paper is based on the works of no claim, including the his lines of argument in this very book. So it actually allows me to shorten much of
what he said
in the in his book The adapt with the disease in the cure. So let's bring it back to some of the examples of nucleon Rahim Allah gave in his book, you can go back to doctors or his paper for more inshallah
it will claim says, Listen, the ultimate purpose of creating the universe, the whole universe, and creating Paradise and the hellfire and sending the prophets and the messengers and revealing the scriptures is what all so that you can know God get to know him through his names through his attributes, and so that you can devote yourself to him.
Where do we find this in the Quran? Tell me guys any I come to mind what's he referring to?
Every part of that list is an idea but let's just get an example that you love it not all of them
come on, you can do it.
I didn't say pick a surah man give me an idea
what do we know from the Quran that tells us the whole point of our existence is to get to know Allah and His perfection and to devote ourselves to Him.
That's the most famous one right? Well, my follow up to Jana. While inside Ali Abdullah did not create the jinn or the humans except to devote themselves to me.
So that's devotion. What about knowledge? Knowing him the point of it all is knowing him.
The last ion sort of palak Allah azza wa jal says
Allah who led the Halacha Saba Marathi Wamena Allah out of the Mithila Hoon. It is Allah who created the seven skies and out of the Earth's there likes the likes of those seven sky seven Earth's yet and as I'm Rubina Hoon and he sends his decree Destiny sends his decree down between them all. Why all of that why the universe and every event in the universe that is, of course decrees events, right the universe and every moment of the universe and was decreed in it all why Lita Aleppo and Allah Allah militia in Kadir This is all for you to know that Allah is over all things capable. When Allah ha ha ha be cliche in a dilemma and that Allah has accounted or encompassed all things in
knowledge. subhanho wa taala.
And he says, you can look at it a different way. Like you can this this perception of life and the universe and reality put it a different way. That the objective of the religion of revealing the scriptures is to establish justice because he is a heck of an adult he loves justice.
Savannah Darla. And so anyone catch the hint? The point of it all is justice
la caja out of Santa Rosa Lana will be in at Allah says We have sent Our Messengers throughout history. This is the story of human history. We have sent Our Messengers with the bayonets with the clear proofs. One Zelina animal kitab. And We sent down with them the book. Well, me Zan and the scale, the scale is in that book, right? Leah Kuhlman national bilkis, so that people can uphold justice. So what is the greatest act of justice?
So hate to single Allah out to give him what he deserves what he's entitled to, not what he needs, what we need to give him if we are to be just, that is the point of the universe, that is the point of creation. That is the cosmic wisdom behind it all.
And therefore the greatest injustice is what if the greatest justices so hate, the greatest injustice is what should be the opposite of their hate setting equals so Allah azza wa jal, and he says, this is the part you want to capture. He's saying and flowing downward. Now, the more contrary something is an act is or a belief is to that objective of justice of the hate, the worse of a sin it is.
And the more impactful or consequential an act is to reinforce that justice, the greater an obligation it is, right? The big point the big picture is to hate, the more you violate or hate, the bigger the Senate is, he said, all throughout Islam, he said, if you reflect correctly, it follows a perfect flow. The bigger the sin, the more it sabotages so hate. And likewise, the bigger the obligation, the more it reinforces, detail, hate and revitalize the double EIGHT, which is just this. And he's saying, this is the super principal had the authority that Obama this is the the super principal of our dean, this is the big picture of our dean. And he says, You need to reflect
on it deeply. To understand why for the Mushnik no deed is accepted. It doesn't matter what deed you've done, because this was the point, right? Imagine like someone gets put in a house, and sort of they they want credit for not ruining the house. No, you had a function in this house, you had a job, right? It just, I didn't mess anything up. You think you didn't do either what you probably did, but your actions are not accepted if your purpose is not fulfilled.
He's saying and this is why no Paradise will they be admitted to and no request in the hereafter will they be granted and no mistake of theirs will be overlooked because of the gravity of this crime. Then he goes on to say that there's a misconception that people have some people like claim that the mystic, the one who calls upon lesser gods right calls upon God to speak to God for them, right? Call upon, you know, these demigods, these mini gods, these lesser gods, he said, The machinic only intended to glorify Allah by His *, by using the middleman because that is how we deal with kings. Someone can claim that when you deal with the king, kings are not approached
directly. And so I didn't intend to disrespect God. I didn't intend to, you know, undermine his glory in His Majesty when I went through the kings of this world.
So why is that *? To worship lesser gods? Why is that a big problem?
Go ahead, gotcha.
You're comparing this king to Allah and Allah to this king, and that is shared. Right? And we will flesh that out in a second. But I do want to make a disclaimer here. That had been claimed Rahim Allah did not mention in this book. But of course, he mentions in other books and this is an established fact, among the scholars about his sunnah, the scholars of the Sunni stripe, whether they are ethnicities or they are Chinese. They agree on this point, that if you were to commit an act of sheer,
unintentionally, meaning the message never came to you, right? Then you are acquitted. You see, they disagree. He's going to argue that it is very irrational, very, you know, irrational to do this act, and that it is rational to not compare Allah to his creation, right? But we want to say even though it is rational, even if we're going to agree with him the claim that logically you should have known better and as sunnah does agree that your logic does not make you liable with God
When are you liable with Allah? When is your liability activated?
After the revelation comes to you, Li la Hakuna Ali Nasir Allah Allah Who jejune Magda Rasul so that the people would have no more plead to make in front of Allah after the messengers have come. And that is why Allah said Why am I couldn't Nemo as the been a hot turn of alpha Rasulullah we would never punish anyone until we first sent the messenger, right. And the people of the fire say, lo Kunis now I will knock it if we would have just listened so they listen to they heard it, but they weren't listening. They refuse to listen, meaning consider it. But the person that didn't hear it to begin with, didn't know that ALLAH has forbid this. Outwardly it is Shiva, remember, like the whole
but today, outwardly it was schicke but on the day of judgment, they could sort of be
absolved for it.
When we say Allah, who will never forgive *, meaning the one that meets Allah who has shared and is guilty of it, right liable for it, some people will not be liable for it, because
let's not go down by seeing it that way.
But basically, the scholars differ on whether you can recognize what you owe God based on reason. Okay.
Are there okay there okay. So, the, the,
the authorities and the Morteza please say that based on reason you can identify good from evil, especially the big goods and the big evil like there is a God, you must be grateful to him and all of that stuff, right?
The Ashati say no, human comprehension cannot identify good from evil. It needs revelation. However, the SATs and the SATs, though they disagree on whether or not you can arrive at it logically, they both agree that you are not accountable for it until the revelation comes. Got it.
That's important, just to keep in mind in the back of your head, okay. So he said after the fact that you may not be liable. Why is it wrong to go through these middlemen
when approaching Allah azza wa jal as Chahal, it said, because this is a horrible assumption of Allah to liken him to his creation, to set up in your mind or except from those who set up. You know, this the mini God concept is an insult to Allah. That's why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said in one Hadith that Allah azza wa jal said
shatter many of them well, Amir Kula who Dalek what have ebony well Amir Kula who Dalek Amma Matt shettima who ei for cola who
Well, I'm Tech VEBO who II for Subhana and Dakota Sahiba 10 one Allah. Well, I'm
tickety boo EA for cola hula or a do who camera can Okemah kala Lesotho salaam, basically the son of Adam cursed me, like insulted me and the son of Adam belied me. As for belying me, I think I reversed it in the Arabic as for belying me, it is him saying, I will not be able to do what I said I would do which is bring him back to life. He called me a liar when I said I will be able to he said, I will not be able to. And as for him insulting me here, insulting me, it's him saying that I had a son had a child and many nations have said this, not just the Christians
and glorified I am upon over taking a partner or a son, a partner or a child child will be better not even but well it will add no dude right a child.
And so that is the idea to have those assumptions of Allah will take you and that is why the Quran said for example, with Ali convenor von Neumann levy von Thun Vera become or dare come first back to middle class it in and it was those assumptions you had of God those unbefitting assumptions that caused you to plummet and you became of the losers, those who failed.
And the other ISSF can ally Hatton doing hola Hatori doon family, one Nakamura, Bill Alameen you guys except the statues as gods, as many gods as segways. To God, what then is your assumption of the Lord of the Worlds? This is a different kind of assumption. Now, not just an assumption about Allah not being powerful. Now you're assuming that God is even less than his creation. Like if I took care of you, right? If I took care of you and you betrayed me, you go serve someone else. A different master. I should have the dignity I should have the IRA the protective jealousy to one
Likewise Allah saying what do you expect of Allah you expect of each other to look to think this way? Isn't Allah above even more above, letting this go the fact that you just worship an idol? What is your assumption of God to think that he will not hold you accountable? That is part of the bad assumptions of God that didn't play him or him Allah will discuss at the end of this section. So, going back to we approach him the way the kings are approached, how dare you is the idea right? Consider him like the kings of this world. When they just like anyone else in the creation layer, look who babba they will not be able to create a fly, right? Nobody can do anything but Allah azza
wa jal, how do you compare him to these? They are dependent all of them, like the king needs informants? Because he doesn't know everything the kid needs the king needs intercessors likes people to step in, because not everybody get access to him because they'll get assassinated in like 48 hours. Right? And all of this also the king needs
those who will soften him up against those he's upset with those ALLAH SubhanA was I need that? Or is he approachable, the Most Merciful? The most considerate, the most compassionate subhanho wa taala. So layer after layer of assuming him like his creation is what constitutes had being *. Any question on this point?
Okay, the next thing now he does is give you a little bit of a scheme attic like a portrait of what is shear. And there are many different ways to explain the different categories of shidduch. Here is another one or a useful one. He says that shear setting equals to Allah.
Challenging Allah's oneness, or heat right, is ultimately of two types. One type deals with or is related to the nature of God,
what he's like.
And the other one is related to how we deal with God. They're a bad component. All right, like enemy and family, as some would call it.
He says, The sheer that is related to the nature of God, that also has two types like a subset now. All right, he has that has two types. The first of them is when you deny something that belongs to God. Like you deny his existence, for instance, that form of thought leads, I believe it comes in many forms, but to deny something that belongs to God.
easiest example is what? Ferrell frowns at what wama or Bula? mean? What is this Lord of the Worlds? Right? So some deny the fact that he exists, some deny the fact that he is the creator? Right, the assert his existence, but not his creator ship, right. Some will deny the fact that he is perfect, they will ascribe imperfections to him. Some people will unintentionally ascribe imperfections to him trying to praise him in the wrong way.
And so some people, for instance, they will say that nothing exists, but Allah.
It's all one.
Right? He's the only reality. Of course, you know, when you do that, what have you also done? You've denied that Allah is the Creator? Because if there is no creation, then he hasn't created anything.
And so yeah, but only Allah? Is that how they think Allah is the real. And so nothing else is really actually real. We are all basically like, imaginary or something.
And so is he a real creator or not? Because if we're not real, and he never created anything,
and also if there's no, nothing but the Creator, that means you might as well just worship anything, and you're worshiping the Creator, right? And so what exactly are we negating? When we say la isla has no God, but Allah? Are we actually saying, Does it even make sense to say nothing exists, but Allah, that means, that means everything's on the table, to be worshipped, everything can fall under the classification of the divine subhanaw taala.
Or some, you know, have spoke about the eternality of the universe. Aristotle believed this and many people till the end of time will get duped into this, that the universe was always there.
Well, then is Allah not the only eternal anymore? He's the only wasn't? Isn't he had high, right, the eternally living if the universe has always been there, then he's not the only one that's always been around. Subhan Allah Allah right. This is another form of denying what's God's, or to deny certain qualities of Allah azza wa jal like to say he cannot hear to say that Allah azza wa jal cannot hear. Right.
And some have said this, you know, some I've said this, and sometimes many times it is done under the assumption that this is a way to glorify God like, God is so good
transcendence so Mona Lisa, that you can't know anything about him. And all these words are in the Quran, because you know, people don't know any better. So you just got to give them something to work with. Right? And these were like the extreme Marquina the extreme deniers of Allah's qualities, like the Jamia, and if you go far enough in that direction, you leave Islam altogether, right? Because then you just become straightforward clashing with the clear text of the Quran. It's not the more ambiguous, ambiguous texts where there could be more room for being excused if you're incorrect. No, no, they're just they've left a long time ago. So that's one form denying what's
God's denying what belongs to Allah azza wa jal, and the other one, he says, under God's nature, is you assert that God is right. But then you set rivals to him in that. Right, so now you're not sort of like
it's just the way you look at it. Right? You're not sort of bringing the qualities of God down. You're bringing the qualities of the Creation up.
Like the Christians when they said that
Jesus, the son of Mary was the Son of God, right? You're setting rivals to Allah subhanho wa taala, or the Medusa, the fire worshippers, when they say that there are two forces in the universe, yin and yang, basically, right, light and darkness, the power of light and the power of darkness. This is to say that there are contending forces in the universe that have inherent power.
That's actually why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that the father iya, or the Jews are the fire worshippers of this ummah,
who are the podria
and you will know
don't define water using the word water?
Or is involved in it, the lead doesn't know it was involved in it. And so you are the creator of your own actions, basically, like you create evil God creates good but just you did exactly what the angers did. You did exactly what also the made genes did, in a sense, right? unintentionally or not. But you fell into setting up dual forces in the cosmos in the universe. And that is the idea of why he wasn't just, you know, like criticizing them, I suppose some randomly there's a relationship between the Kataria and the Medusa because they fell into this. Likewise, you know, a Nimrod, Nimrod who Ibrahim alayhis salam was sent to when he said to him, Allah is like this, gives life and takes
life what didn't number would say, I give life and take life. And he sort of offered like some silly, laughable way to give life and take life I free this man from prison, I execute this man.
And then he said to him, Allah re raises the sun from the east, so raise it from the west. And then he was stumped. But the idea was the crime was he was setting himself as a rival to Allah subhanho wa taala. And you know, to be relevant here, this is not dead. Like when people speak about the universe,
as if it has some inherent power, right? I believe in the universe or the universe has been good to me. Right?
This is a a shade of that or straightforward, you know, a form of that.
You know, there are basically four forms of * when it comes to rivaling Allah azza wa jal, Allah azza wa jal mentions them all in sequence in sorted Sabha. When he says subhanho wa Taala colada or Lavina Zam to medulla, go ahead and call see if it'll help you call those that you have claimed alongside Allah.
Number one ally Emily Coonan, with Karla rotten for semi Watty while I fill out, they don't own a speck of the universe, the skies of it or the earth of it, so to claim that anyone or anything owns alongside Allah, that is rivaling Allah, of course we have limited ownership. That is why you know, you're allowed to take someone to court and say he stole from me Islamically right. But the ultimate ownership right this ownership is limited and temporary and given to us by Allah but ultimate ownership only belongs to him right? Let me call him with Karla Verratti personality level.
When Allah whom fi ma'am and she nor do they possess any partnership in it, or in either of them fee him out. Meaning they're not even co partners in any of it. They don't own any by themselves, nor are they co partners in any of it like me and God sort of
Share this one, this corner of the universe, we can assert that either one may Allah human human law here, nor do they offer him any support in the universe. So like I'm not even a co owner, I'm not even an assistant to believe that Allah is assisted by anything else is also.
The next is as well attend for our shefa outdoor in the WHO Illa, lemon and vanilla and no one possesses the ability to even request from Allah.
Except those He permits like no one's even entitled. So yeah, Allah let me have that one. It's a pure request. It is not owed to anyone. Allah does not owe anything to anyone.
Any one of those four could be a form of *, right?
To believe that the Prophet SAW Selim shefa his intercession can overrule Allah's no it cannot the angels refer or cannot. Right? And then to say that there isn't an assistant, you know, that sort of like the angels assist God or no, this is surely right. To say that there's like shared power in the universe shipwreck. Someone has a domain in existence somewhere that is autonomously there's shift. So all four of those looking out Subhan Allah the Quran, layer after layer like in order
decimates the concept of shift from the bedrock as it will call you, Mr. hemolysis. Okay.
And he says, just to close out the subject really of the shed pertaining to Allah's nature, mashallah we went for quite a bit today, but it's the most important one, I guess. He says in one of the ways this Shere Khan manifests is in the form of love, muhabba and attachment. What does that mean? When you adore someone more than you adore Allah at the expense of your relationship with Allah, when you prefer something or someone over Allah?
This is a form of shear, right? When your love your love, now rivals
Allah's supremacy subhanho wa taala. And where do you find these finds many places in the Quran, for instance, in silver sharara Allah Baraka, what Allah says to Allah, He in Kuna, lowfield, Laleli Mubin even who said, We can be rabid? Alameen the people of the fire say, By Allah, they're expressing their regret. We were certainly lost, so misguided when we equated you with the Lord of the universe. In the claim, Rahim Allah here in the book, he says, What is equated you with the Lord of the universe mean?
We all know that they did not say that those they worshipped.
Were equal to Allah He might. They didn't say that. So then how did they equate
in their love, their attachment, their subservience? Their devotion? That's what they were referring to. This is called Shere Khan muhabba.
And that is the greatest form of volume, right, the greatest injustice, to equate with the Lord of Might, and the master of all masters, the what? The dust, which comes from Dustin will return to it is the greatest form of injustice.
And then he goes on to say, and there's like two final points here. He says, and this is what teaches you the secret in our Sharia, of why so many things that could lead to this shidduch are prohibited, because it's such a grave injustice. He says, for instance, the prohibition of erecting graves, of prophets or the righteous into massaged into places of worship.
The Prophet SAW Selim said Many a hadith you know
the most famous of them in Bukhari and Muslim Allah's curse upon the Jews and the Christians who took the graves of their prophets as masajid. The other one says, Do not take my grave as a shrine to be, you know,
you know, devotionally visited right? Another Hadith he says, you know, they the people before you kept building shrines of their prophets as graves, Allah in the end, how come and they're like, I expressly forbid you from doing this. I express you forbidding you from doing that, because this naturally will what will cause people to blur the lines between what is exclusively Allah as Zoa gels. This is not to say there are there Mushrikeen those who do this, right. If they believe any of those four, then we should again, right. If they believe they're allowed to do this, it is dangerous and could lead to them being wishy kin and that is why it is prohibited. That is why it is
Even if some scholars historically have said that it is permissible, we
struggle to find strengthen that opinion.
The another example of this prohibition and the prohibition of even saying things that could insinuate or be misunderstood as setting equals with Allah. You know when the Prophet SAW Selim said man heard a man say Masha Allah who worshiped whatever you and God wants. He said to him at your attorney, Lila hinda Have you made me an equal arrival to God?
Called Masha Allah Hua say what Allah alone once you see he's closing the doors so what could what would naturally lead right
and then another narration one of the
the Sahaba got into actually an altercation with a Jewish man a debate over Mohammed and Moses alayhi wa sallam.
It went back to the Prophet SAW Salem and basically the Jewish man said You know, you guys
you guys flaked on your toe hate because you guys say Masha, Allah who won Muhammad, whatever Allah and Muhammad want, like, they would say to the Jews, whatever Allah and Muhammad want, we're gonna do it. And so he said, You guys, you guys are basically worshipping Muhammad.
And so they go back to the Prophet SAW Salem and he says to them, say, Masha, Allah Who filma Mohamed what Allah wants, and then after that, what Muhammad once they're not on the same level. Even one time he entered the masjid sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and he heard a man say, Manuel de la how rasool Allah who forgot rachet whomever obeys Allah and His Messenger has been rightly guided, that's fine. And then he said,
Allah may not see him Africa Dawa, and whomever this obeys them he didn't say Allah and His messenger said, Whoever disobeyed them has gone astray. And the Prophet SAW Selim said, bit Sal, hopefully beyond what an awful preacher you are, don't say it like that, because of what it could imply in the perception. You know, as they say, perception is reality. If people are to perceive something a certain way, it is their reality or will soon become the reality. That's the way it works.
You know what's interesting, even though Tim talks about it here in the book, but I'm sort of rushing for you guys. He says, the fact that we are not allowed to say, what Allah wants and what you want, we have to stagger it and say what Allah wants and then what you want. This is despite the fact that Allah asserted that we have a machine as human beings, like Are you allowed to say, you know, what this person will what I will, what you will do, you are just not sort of, in the absolute sense, but you are because Allah says Why am I the Shaolin ala Inshallah, you don't have a will except that ALLAH has a will, Allah has willed it. And so we do have a will. And yet you still
cannot insinuate that your will and Allah's Will is equal? So he says, Now, so how about the phrases in which we do not have a share of this? Like telecoil to ALEC, right? I have relied on you know, reliance is only on Allah, why Allah Allah He and only on Allah, that Allah Caillou, and then put your trust your alliance in quantum meaning.
Like that one, there is nothing to say we have the right to be relied on.
It does say we have a will and yet still you can say your will and Allah's will sort of like in a blender like that you can just bundle them together because of sort of the cognitive image as they call it. So that's another prohibition, a third prohibition he mentioned, it is the prohibition of certain names and behaviors.
Because what they imply equating with Allah, in what is exclusively his, so for instance, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said in an authentic hadith of the Avila, Julian Allah Allah He Raju loon sama be Mellie Kill em lack
the most spiteful man to Allah the one who will incur the greatest share of Allah's Anger on the Day of Judgment is a man that is called the King of kings in our Allah that to have that title. You guys can call your your your leaders whatever you want. King of Kings is off the table.
Why? Because it crowds. Allah is the King of all kings subhanho wa taala. In other narration.
Allah article said I have to love to get to Allah is angriest on the Day of Judgment with the one who accepts the name Shahin Shah, the Shah of all shots, the Sultan of allsole Dons basically the King of kings.
That's in terms of names in terms of behaviors, what behave
yours are we not allowed to dabble with because this is nearing the edge of the cliff.
That Oh Heathcliff for the sheer cliff
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even out of respect no longer allowed, because of this turns into shake, there'll be no more profits to fix this. So that one was close what else?
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Allah azza wa jal in that hadith will say to them, you Maha lactone give life to what you created. So the the reason behind the prohibition is what it resembles, giving life to or creating a living being, and that's off limits.
And so, what is the common denominator of all of these forms of shear? Or what could lead to share?
It all contributes to blurring the image of Allah and the hearts at Tisch be right of Allah azza wa jal in the hearts and as Allah Tabarka with Allah said, Ye Mercado Allah haka, De Waal out of the Jamia and Kabbalah to Julio melty Emma was similar to moto yeah to be a meanie Subhana who water Allah I'm usually Kuhn and they did not give Allah proper estimate. Right.
And the entire Earth
is in his grip on the day of judgment. And the skies are folded up in his right hand. Glorified and Exalted He is above everything they say. Everything that we should again say,
and they equate with him.
I'll read you this final part to close out in the aquarium says and likewise they have not given him due regard building on this idea when they say he hasn't sent the messenger or revealed any scriptures, because in that case, they are assuming of him what? That he is negligent that he is careless, that he does things purposeless purpose lessly without purpose. He does things that are unwise, though, that's one of the reasons why it is confidential.
It is confidential, because the tech say it is he saying what if you reflect on every form of confidentiality, it will fall under this common denominator of an inappropriate assumption about God. That's what it is. He didn't send messengers. These religions are not from him, then you're saying that God left his creation without guidance.
He says likewise, they have not given him due regard who suspend his perfect attributes cannot hear cannot see is compelled is not destiny, right is compelled, or is unfair to his servants, or that he's everywhere, or that indwelling could happen or that a wife or a child could happen, or that he and he continues to list different forms of deviance, how these are in reality, faulty God images, he says, or that he dishonored the family of His Prophet, right? Like to say for example, there's a humongous conspiracy, and they were all subjugated. And right, some people claimed that the Prophet SAW Sudan was not supposed to be the prophet, and that his family was supposed to have leadership
after him. And that and even to this whole longest, he's saying, if you think about this, this is not, you know, just sort of like a historical discussion. This has ramifications on how we perceive Allah Azza Qian, let alone his. And then after that, how we perceive his Prophet SAW Salem, and also how we perceive the Sahaba the one Allah Allah him, he wants you to see the thread through it all right.
Or to say that there is no hereafter is also a faulty assumption of God, Allah is not able to bring you back, or is Allah unfair, and he let the oppressors get away with it.
Or to say that he need not to be obeyed or remembered.
Once again, that's a faulty assumption of Allah, that those who obeyed him and remembered him will get treatment, that those who forgot him and defied him will get as well they'll get sent to the party equally. That's a faulty assumption of Allah subhanaw taala, he said, or that those who gave attention to their bosses, my translation over the Great King subhanho wa Taala gets to be treated equally.
Those who spent their lives working hard and worrying much of for the approval of their bosses that came from dust in return to dust over the approval of Allah is a faulty assumption of Allah. This is not to say it's entirely major shift. It's not what's intended, but he's telling you that every form and shade of shidduch has this factor in it, if you are to reflect on it correctly. The fact that basically he would approve of misbehavior is a faulty assumption of Allah
Good amidst that list, then there's the second side of *, which is obviously we're not spending equal amount of time on which we said the nature of God and then what? Dealing with God, right. And that is usually
if it does not, like lead us to behave in ways that are Cofer, usually like if we're talking about Muslims and Muslim right now in the form of this book and right, he's saying it is usually lighter. It's the worst of the major sins but less than major Cofer. It's not what removes you beyond the pale of Islam. He's talking about showing off basically, for the most part, like showing off and showing off is a minor form of shear, where you are giving too much regard for the creation of Allah. And so that will forfeit not all of your good deeds like major shidduch it will forfeit the entirety of that deed that you showed off in. So it resembles Shahrukh from those two angles. Number
one, it is so much regard for the creation Why are you devoting yourself to them? Why is their approval so important? Are they God right? And from the other angle is that it forfeits deeds, which deeds, the specific deed in which you are insincere, you are doing for creation and not just for Allah subhanaw taala and you know, that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to make the DUA
Allahumma in Nia with a beggar and should it get bigger che and what an alum Oh Allah I seek refuge protection with you from setting equals with you while I realized was the federal Catalina Allah Allah and I seek forgiveness from you for the times they don't realize me and at times it crawls up on me, catches me off guard
and also reported from Roma Radi Allahu Anh of the DUA that Omar Radi Allahu Anhu used to make he used to say
Allahu majha Amelie Kula who salejaw or Jarl who leeward Chica Holly saw wala Tejon Lee Hardeen V che, oh Allah make all of my actions righteous and make them purely for your face and do not allow for anyone meaning anyone else a share in them in my devotional acts well Allah Tada Adam was Allah Who said And Baba kind of being a Muhammad Ali he also ivh Mary