Channel: Mohammed Hijab
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I'll explain it, I'll surely see your reaction.
From our perspective, we were talking about value. And we talked about more relativity and on atheism and naturalism, how actually, everything is relative. And this is the this is the prevailing philosophical position of most post enlightenment post modernist philosophers like Nietzsche and Bertrand Russell, and, you know, Jacques Derrida and others. Yeah.
We'll come back a little bit. So in other words, more relativity to suggest that you make your own morality, right. Yeah, you make your own purpose, you make your morality from an Islamic perspective.
We say that, obviously, God, you know, the old knowing your powerful, your wise, he is the one who sets the standards. He's the one who makes the morals.
For us the most the most, the worst sin, the worst thing to do.
What's the mother?
Wait, what's going on? What's the mother? Is this thing called ship? And I'll tell you what it means. Shark is the Association of partners who have gone before I, I want to say so I want to make a controversial statement. First Year, I'm going to make a controversial statement, a ridiculous statement. And then I'm going to explain the statement.
Let's suppose that this is on Islamic theology. Yeah. You come out from Planet Earth, and there was this imaginary button?
Yes, but you are Muslim. So your potential Muslim is an imaginary button, you press it, the whole earth blows up and they're destroyed.
It's not a great button time, right? Let's pretend that button exists. You go now you're on the moon on Mars. You go there, but I'm crazy button, press the button. Everyone blows up.
You think that's the worst thing you can do to human beings. And it is I mean, perspective. killing one person is like killing the whole of humanity. Right? It says in the Quran, chapter five, verse 32, that killing one person is like killing the whole of humanity. So killing murder is one of the highest sins in Islam. It's not like we don't appreciate murder, we do appreciate
the ridiculous statement I wanted to make to you as as follows.
Do you know that button that you pressing the button and all that stuff? If someone had pressed that button and killed everyone, and he was a Muslim,
it's less severe than doing this thing called shift?
less severe, very severe, very, very severe, no doubt. But it's less severe than doing this thing called shift. What is shift then? The question, I mean, why should? What is? What is this thing that you're showcasing? You press that button? What is it? Okay, I'll tell you.
is when you give the rights we believe in God, God, the Creator of the universe, the heavens and earth. Everything.
They maintain that the sustain etc.
is when you give the rights of God to other than God. That's basically it.
While the rights of God, the rights of God, from the Islamic perspective are as follows.
First and foremost, the attributes of God is as we know, he's all powerful.
All strong, all knowing, etc.
I'll come to that. I'll come to that. Can we can we put that into a like a footnote? Yeah. How can How is it? Good question. I'll put that to a footnote. Please remind me of it.
But let's presuppose he's all these things. He's all knowing. All Powerful. All everything. Yeah. All Powerful, all loving, All Merciful, Most Merciful, etc. know everything. That's a bit of an exaggeration. All of those things I just said, Most Merciful, most powerful, most wise, etc. Oh, yeah. No.
Yeah. omnipotent is all powerful, omnipotent, all powerful. Okay, omnibenevolent, whatever. Okay.
The question would be this. And I want you to remember that question I asked you before, what makes the difference between a tree and a human being so why is it that if I cut down a tree now most of humanity would say that that's less of a crime than cutting a human being intuitive? The reason why your subjective reasoning which I didn't disagree with you, I agree with it completely was that the tree has the intrinsic values. Yeah, that that tree has are less superior than the intrinsic value that the human being has, the human being has a higher level of attributes of the character, the characters of the human being are superior to the tree therefore, the human being has been allotted
assigned more value by other human beings and is therefore more important than the tree. Okay.
We say the following.
what have an entity that has a value
that cannot have a value higher than it
They say that one more time, what off? What have an entity that has a value that basically, I'm not going to use the word unlimited or an infinite, but cannot they cannot be a higher value than it? Yeah.
the only possible relationship and this is the Islamic thesis, the only possible relationship you can have with that particular entity is one of ultimate obedience, ultimate love, ultimate love, and ultimate fear.
Let me say that one more time.
Nothing is exactly,
Not only power, we said knowledge and wisdom. So in all of your attributes that you have, as I'm sure you are, and you as well, very intelligent people, right? Very clever people, etc.
All of those entities, all those characteristics that you have. Now, basically, imagine that those characteristics were that you can't get higher than them. Basically, that you are the most powerful, there's no one can touch you, no one can beat you. No one can no one knows more than you. You know, if you bring all of human beings not forget about the speaker, sorry, I'm all of human beings. Forgive our speakers for all of the human beings in the whole world. We put them together. And we have some kind of operators, we have some kind of mechanism, we have some kind of way of putting all those human beings intelligence together and aggregating all the other intelligent into one some
Yeah, we all of those human beings would yet no, would be closer to knowing nothing, then there would be no to knowing everything. Can you imagine the level of ignorance we have?
Can you imagine the level of ignorance we have? We are ignorant. There's just too much going on the universe the literally two thirds of the the undersea that we have not even explored yet.
And this is Planet Earth could imagine the universe right?
That's human being now imagine an entity that has all knowledge. He can hear all he's all seeing. That is an entity we're seeing is untouchable in that sense. In a figurative sense, of course. Yeah.
We're saying is that the only possible relationship you can have with such an entity is one, whereby you're submissive to that entity, you cannot have another that is the most, that is the most appropriate in terms of appropriately, that is the most appropriate relationship you can have with that entity.
In the same way, as you would find killing that child
transgression of the human rights of that child.
The case because of the intrinsic characteristics of that child, we say, is the same reason. Why should Association appointments with God is the most egregious transgression
or crime that anyone can make on anything?
In other words, just like the child has rights, the creator the Creator has rights. Yeah.
So when someone realigns
the appropriate relationship they should be having with the Creator, and they realign it to the creation, we say that that is the worst possible realignment
happened from that day and billions and billions and billions of years time. We have truly seen everything done everything. There's no illness, there's no
human beings are perfect. We know everything. What happens to that entity that happens that we have all the knowledge and
why should we strive to get there?
What I'm saying to you is this, the entity, if we presuppose its existence is it doesn't have an end, why it continues.
And we're saying that human being will never reach a point where he knows everything, by virtue of his insignificance on the universe, his placement on the university insignificant placement, we will never be able to encompass all that which is around us.
For that reason,
we say that look
when we're talking about that appropriate relationship now we'll go back to our analogy the ridiculous thing that we said that I know in secular to secular is it sounds like the most ridiculous thing you can ever say. not killing one child killing all the children not killing one human killing all the humans. press a button using your mouse press one button every human being blows up the whole planet Earth is is blown to smithereens yet.
We're saying for Muslims to do that is one of the worst things you can possibly do. Right? If you go to hell, you know, how dare you? Well, that is not as bad as the person giving the rights of God. So other than God, why are you asking What the hell are you talking about? My friend? What the hell are you saying?
The reason why is because I drew
Get value of all of those human beings on that planet Earth. As we've talked about value assignment, this was a big theme of what we're talking about, the aggregate value of all those human beings combined on that planet Earth doesn't even amount to a drop in the ocean compared to the value of God. Therefore, when we talk about God's value, inappropriately, when it comes to the rights of God has a more severe implication, as a deeper consequence, has a higher ramification. For that reason we say this,
we say that the most appropriate relationship to have with an entity that is all powerful, all knowing, or hearing, etc, is that relationship of submission. That's what Islam actually means. Islam is submission to one God.
And the biggest crime of humankind is to misappropriate that relationship, and to assign the rights of God to other than God, that's the biggest crime. That's, from my perspective, the clearest thing I can say about the assignment thesis,
did you get that? Now, let's bring out the footnote you were saying? How do we know that God is all powerful? all knowing or hearing etc? How do we know that? I say this, let's go back to the dependency because we were talking about
the baby on the incubator we're talking about as well, even being on a life machine, right.
that we will always come back to when we're talking about these issues is contingency is dependency contingency is dependency, right?
I say the following. In the realm that we live in, everything is contingent.
Everything is dependent, in the realm that we live in.
Everything is dependent in the universe, everything is dependent. Something is dependent upon something else. Give me an example of something other than that. Give me an example of one into the independent entity that lives within the universe and is with us now that we can point the finger at empirically see and see, there's nothing right. Everything in the universe is dependent upon something else.
The universe therefore,
before I'm accused by some atheist stuff, or someone of committing the fallacy of composition, because there's a fallacy called the fallacy of composition, this is not this is not reasoning by composition.
This is an inductive type argument. Actually, if you think about it, I'm looking at things that I can empirically see. So this inductive reasoning, I'm saying that, hey,
the universe itself must be dependent, especially if you presuppose the beginning of the universe, which is the prevailing theory in science, okay? If that is the case, what is it dependent on? That's the question and you continue going backwards. So it's dependent upon something else which is dependent, it needs and it needs, it requires a independent entity decide all off. That's what it requires.
Forget about the word Allah, Allah in Arabic just means la. La La just means that God that's what literally Allah just means that God, it's just an Arabic word. We Christians, cool God, Allah, in Arabic, Christian Arabs, Allah.
Eli is very close to Allah, Eli Eli lemma so often he might have heard this in the Bible, you know, God, God, why have You forsaken, Eli, Eli,
Eli, Eli, is very similar to the word Allah.
Now the point is, is
we're saying that there was an entity that came before the universe, which is independent. We ask ourselves, what other attributes must this entity have had, in order to bring rise to the universe to cause the universe?
Unless someone says, I don't believe in causation, which is something some people say, they throw all of the laws of logic out the window.
Even if you don't believe in causation, what must this entity have had, in order to allow for for another entity which is dependent upon this entity to exist? They must have had knowledge now. When you look at the fine tuning of the universe,
and you look at all of the concepts being completely finely tuned, all of these things must require knowledge.
It must have had power. No, it must have high power because if it didn't have power, it couldn't be interdependent. It couldn't be independent, sorry.
It must have had a seeing ability and hearing ability, you know, because how could it visualize? How can it sketch the plan as it works, and bring it to existence? So the things that we were talking about the attributes of God, are actually logically reasoned? They're not illogical. They are logically reasoned. Let me tell you something. Let me tell you something. Let me ask you something.
Imagine that we walk a speaker's corner. I'm being 100% serious. I'm being 100% serious. We walk into the speaker's corner.
We see a poll.
Wait a minute, what do we see? We see a bowl, a large poll. Hovering. Okay, hovering in the middle here, speaker's corner, a bowl hovering bowl.
I say Where did that ball come from? What are you gonna say?
No, no idea is fine. It's good. Fair enough?
Where are you gonna say, you know, that ball came from nothing?
Would you say that? That ball came from nothing? You never say that? Because we know that something cannot come from? Nothing. Okay, good.
Are we gonna say that there were an infinite amount of balls. And this is just one of them.
It doesn't sound like a reasonable conclusion. There was an infinite amount of balls, and it's just one of them.
Maybe you say no, you know.
I said, Listen, the poll created itself.
You're gonna say it's not possible because you can't exist and not exist at the same time.
So you say about the poll that the poll had a creator of some source?
And it tells you intelligent creator of some sorts? Does that sound like the most reasonable conclusion? It does, doesn't it?
Let me tell you something today, that ball is the universe, the universe that we live in is literally an expanding ball in space.
Can you imagine the universe we live in now is an expanding ball in space.
The same options apply
the same exact the same exact options apply.
So we say the ball of the universe was expanding
must have had a creator
must have had an intelligent force behind it. We call that intelligent force Allah we do. Yeah, we don't say it's three in one entity we call it just as one entity that created that, does that make sense? Okay.
Now the creator of that ball,
assign purpose for everything inside of that ball. Right. And human beings which he also created. Yes, on purpose and gave them value.
And he also gave the human being an ability to recognize the ball. The recognize him so in other words,
yeah, and ability to recognize him.
Then he reminded the human being,
you reminded the human being using human beings, other human beings, sending a medium,
which we call an angel wave, and as in this fairy tales, mythology, it's okay about angels now, my friend, no, no, hold on.
Yes, it's a metaphysical reality. And angels, a metaphysical reality, we believe is a metaphysical construct religious construct, which we can't see or touch away. But just because you can't see something secular is once again, when you hear the word Angel, I know how it feels. Yeah. When you hear the word angels or devils, I don't believe in that. Angels know, my we've already dispelled all of those kind of things in the, in the Enlightenment period, don't bring me back to this angels and devils. No, hold on. I know, I know. I know, you've heard this before.
Call them what you call them their angels. Yeah. These angels, these mediums
communicated with selected human beings aforetime.
We believe that connected with many human beings, all of which
told the people the same message, which was to basically submit to the intelligence behind the creating of the board, for the reason we talked about before, is the most appropriate relationship we can have of that creator is to to submit to them that creator, that's the only relationship and only then will you find peace and tranquility. Yeah, you will not find peace and tranquility, doing your own thing or trying to find your own purpose.
That is the message of the prophets, all of them. So we believe in Jesus, we believe in Abraham, we believe in Moses.
The final prophet, we believe is Mohammed. Yeah, who came to the Arabs, but also to all human human beings?
Does that make sense?
Okay, so that's, that's, that's what we believe in.
That's why we're Muslim. Yeah. But it's not just that. It's not just the fact that we believe in that. We believe in that all of the profits that came to their respective peoples came with two things. A message, which was the same message I've just told you now, and some kind of evidence base. And the evidence base is different depending on the Prophet, and depending on the customs of the people. So for example, Moses, he split the sea, we believe in this. Yeah, we believe that Moses,
Jesus killed the dead raised Rosa debt with God's permission. He killed the blind with God's permission. We believe in those things. We don't just believe in those things. We don't believe that he was the son of God. We don't believe that. Yeah, but we believe that he was the Messiah and the