Channel: Mohammed Hijab
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The job 10 discount code for 10% discount on a wide range of products, including premium Ethiopian black seed products. So I was watching an interesting podcast between Logan Paul or conversation between Logan Paul and Mike Tyson in his impulsive podcast, and some really interesting themes came up, I'm, I'm afraid to die this particular moment in my life. Early 20s. I didn't. I wasn't afraid of death. I think I didn't care. And now at 25 I do I want to be around for a long time. Oh, no. Was your concept of death? I don't know. I don't know. I think it's my conscious sentience. No, do you believe you need to you need to study the concept of death? Is there books on it? Oh, you think it
not? Yeah, which one is right? Because no one no one really knows. That's up to you. That's it, see to dissect. So as you are, so that was really interesting to see them talking about death, talking about, you know, the fear of death in the case of Logan Paul, where he was saying that he fears death, and then talking about religious books. And I find death a really fascinating subject. And the reason why is because it's something which all of us are going to experience and none of us who are alive have experienced. Think about that, that is really
shocking reality that all of us are gonna die. And none of us have experienced this death. I also find it interesting to compare death with sleep, not least because from the Islamic perspective, they're seen as comparable, the prophet said that, you know, sleep is the brother of death. And the reason why if you think about it is because both sleep and death feature a common characteristic, which is that one loses consciousness and both of those states in your sleep state, you lose consciousness temporarily. And then you're regained with consciousness. And likewise, we believe as Muslims, that you lose consciousness in depth, but you gain it in a different realm, or a different
reality or a different state. And just like in the same way, as you would be sleeping, okay, and dreaming, and so that, in a sense, you're not looking at anything, but you are experiencing something else. When you are dead, your conscious state does not, is not lost, but it's just transferred to a different reality. And it's a reality where in which you will be questioned, there's judgment. And then you will be questioned very specific questions, quite frankly, about what you believed in. And then you're resurrected, we believe as Muslims, and questioned about what you've done in your life. And whatever good you've done, you'll see it then whether or bad you've
done, you'll see it then. But the second question of which book is true, because obviously Now, of course, you know, what's your theory of death? What is your eschatology? And then the question of what book is right, and so therefore, because these are all metaphysical points, and quite frankly, you wouldn't be obliged to believe in any of this, without there being some kind of Anchorage intellectual anchorage that gave us proof and evidence for its veracity, and for its robustness, and for its truth, which could then expound upon these points. And quite frankly, the question of examination is that the four of these discussions because mike tyson was right, you need to be able
to dissect to use the words, we could use the word decipher or distinguish or examine the different texts that are available the Quran, the Bible, the Old Testament, New Testament, which obviously it compiles that the Bible is comprised of, then you know, the Bhagavad Gita, they ggs all of those books,
examination and to see which of those books is the true one? If there is, in fact, one that is true at all, I think this is something which should be at the front of our minds in terms of exploration.
And so I would, I would put you that when you're examining or dissecting these books, that you should have standards in place. And I'll give you something which I believe are both necessary and or sufficient,
in order for you to be able to make a decision of which book out there religious book is the is the correct one. So So in terms of necessary conditions, I say that there are books out there that must conform to at least two or three major points in order to be the Word of God or the truth. The necessary conditions for a book being the Word of God or the truth is that
This book cannot be
something which is not preserved twice a day. In other words, the book has to be preserved. It's not something which was, for example, a book that existed a long time ago, and it doesn't exist now, the central message has to be preserved, the book itself has to be preserved, such that
the access that the original recipients of that book, have to that book is the same access that we have to that book, otherwise, it's not universal, you see, so the first condition, which I believe is a necessary condition, for something being the Word of God, or the truth, is preservation. A second one is lack of contradictions. Because if you have contradictions, or in consistencies, this is a proof that this thing, whatever it is, that's making a claim is false. Because something which is true, cannot have contradictions within it. Moreover, it cannot be be something that anyone can make. In other words, there has to be a kind of inevitability of this, whatever it is, because if
it's something which can be easily replicated, then what is special about it in the first place. And now I think we're segwaying from necessary conditions in order for something to be the Word of God to, I would say, is sufficient or sufficient conditions. So now, I would say if a book has all those three things, is, is perfectly preserved. It's
free from contradictions. And it's inevitable. I think, now we have the necessary conditions required for that book to be from God. For it to be sufficient. Now, we have to make a probabilistic case. Meaning we have to see the evidences that are presented from this book.
You see, the poor answers. In that lesson of the crow in the whole half alone, we have certainly sent down the book, and we will certainly preserve it in chapter 15, verse nine. And the Quran says in chapter four, verse 81, that if this book was from other than God, logical fi 11 cassioli, would have found that many contradictions, and the Quran says, that fact will be sort of in the middle here without Shahada coming down in lane quantum sort of thing, that if this book was from other than God, then produce something like it and bring your witnesses from other than God, or
if you are indeed truthful, in chapter two, verse 27. So these are the sufficient conditions, the necessary sorry, the necessary sufficient conditions
are things now what we start to see the evidence because the Quran says, we'll head to bl Hana calm in quantum sapim say, bring your evidences if you're truthful. And so what evidence is always talking about the Islamic corpus has a range of evidences, for example, prophecies of the future.
prophecies of the future are particularly interesting, because if you have prophecies of the future, that indicates that the the person who is making these prophecies can either be guessing, or making these prophecies from some kind of knowledge, and who knows the future except for an all knowing entity,
except for an all knowing entity that knows the details of the future. So you see, prophecies of the future are one of the many ways in which Islam uses to verify itself. And I'm not going to mention all the prophecies, but I'm going to mention two or three just to whet your appetite. One of them is that the Quran mentions in chapter 30 verses one to six, that the Romans had been defeated in a nearby and lowland and that they will become successful from three to nine years. And this is referring to an event that took place between the Roman Empire and the Persian Empire. And you see, the Quran is very specific when it comes to times and places. And this is not the first and only
time the Quran, or the Islamic tradition is very specific about future events. There are literally dozens scores of examples of this. And that will refer you to a book called The Forbidden prophecies, which you can download for free in the description box. In addition to this, Islam has a very precise way of verifying itself from a historical perspective, historical things which couldn't have been known because certain discoveries have not been made are mentioned in the Quran. And I will leave in the description box a video which if you're interested on what I'm talking about, you can watch so you can see what I'm saying.
In addition to this, you'll find that the Arabic language that is being used the Quran is revealed in it completely de scopes that will
which had previously come from Arabic, poetry and so on and so forth. And thus it completely dumbfounded the Arabs of the time and bedazzled, the very
the very elite of the poets that existed in that time.
And so from all of those perspectives and more, we say we have a way in which and through by, we can actually verify Islam and prove that it is the correct religion and that the Quran and the Sunnah, or the Quran and the tradition of the Prophet is in fact, the guidance from God. The same God that created us, the one Creator God, which we call a lot.
Well, salaam alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakato