Different Interpretations in Islam
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Maldives, 16 January 2020
Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh
smilla He will come to Lillah wa salatu salam ala rasulillah where Allah Allah He was happy as you may.
All praise is due to Allah subhanho wa Taala we commence In the name of Allah subhanho wa Taala, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful
blessings and salutations always upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his household, his companions. We ask Allah to bless all the messengers from the very first going all the way down, and everyone who came and who was sent by the almighty to remind us about the guidance, the goodness and the lights, and to remind us to stay away from that which is evil, unacceptable, and that which will result in our destruction. I mean, my brothers, my sisters, it is the first time I am in your beautiful city.
I'm so scared to pronounce the name in case I get it wrong, but I'm going to try. Okay. It is glued the Fushi Is that right? Wow, the longest name
of any city that I've been to so far in my life. So I'm sure that there is something unique about this place. I know there is a lot of water around. And I also do know that there are lovely people and as I was coming to this venue, what many people on the globe don't realize is the uniqueness of the Maldives in its entirety, in the matter of the mode of transport being predominantly
by see Subhan Allah, you get to the airport, you jump into a boat and you go to your island from there you jump into another boat or a seaplane and now Mashallah there is so much of development, that from the airport to the capital city, there is a highway equivalent to the m one in London, in in UK,
not as long. But in terms of quality. And in terms of how broad it is, I promise you. It is world class. May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless you as a nation and continue to grant you growth not only within the infrastructure of your nation, but within yourselves as the best of Muslims and as the best of humanity. Go to fire.
beautiful versus where Allah tells us, that you are the best of nations developed for mankind, instructing that which is good. And in another place, Allah tells us how to instruct that which is good in the wisest and most beautiful ways. Remember that and prohibiting or discouraging people from bad and believing in the almighty? May we be from among those who can fulfill that beautiful duty unto Allah, my brothers, my sisters, that topic is written behind me so I cannot deviate from it. But I had to tell you about the Maldives and about your beautiful city of kulu Fushi which I'm going to come back to inshallah.
But you know, from the time Allah created us, he started off and it was his choice by creating Adam alayhis salam, the first species, the first of our species are the money salam, Allah created him exactly as he was, which means he was already the size, he was already the size that he was going to be. Adam and a Salam was never a baby. He was never a child or an infant. He was always an adult from the very beginning. You realize that because Allah created him, and a lot taught him, Allah created his brain and Allah put in his brain what Allah wanted. While Allah
Asma Allah, Allah says, We taught Adam the names of everything, all the names, we taught him, we gave it to him, it is like a computer or a phone. When you get it and it's brand new. You have to add in it. Some of the apps you want some of the contacts you want, you have to download into it right? Allah subhanho wa Taala already filled
The chip of other maladies. Salatu was Salam. And I'm saying it metaphorically,
with whatever Allah wanted in the way that Allah wanted. So already when he was created, he knew how to speak. He knew the names, he knew everything. When he sneezed, he said, Alhamdulillah, Allah subhana wa help me, you understand what I'm saying? Allah taught him. So as much as man is more sophisticated than a computer, much more sophisticated than any computer on Earth. But at the same time, Allah subhanho wa Taala filled the brain. And the system of other money is Sallam with conviction with a man with belief in him and with knowledge that Allah wanted to fill it with. So it was there. They were no viruses in that system. Like we have virus when we download something on our
phones, that is detrimental for the phone, there is a virus that goes in what happens it is hacked, hacked by an enemy by a spy, whoever else will law he in our lives when we don't load or we engage in that which is detrimental against Allah subhanho wa Taala we have a virus in our own systems in our brains. That's why Allah subhanho wa Taala says regarding hypocrites, people obey Him
in their hearts is a disease more like a virus, that virus it's going to increase a lot will cause it to increase if the person does not unplug themselves from that hypocrisy. May Allah protect us all from hypocrisy.
So when Allah created other Malays
his brain capacity was unique. It was amazing because it was filled by Allah. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala created Hawa alayhis salam. And unlike gave her a similar understanding, Allah gave her something unique Allah taught her to and Allah gave her because when Adam and his Salam found her next to him, according to one narration of ribnica t Rahim Allah in albida, one Neha, where he speaks about how the first words when she when Adam alayhis, Salam saw Hawa, he asked min Ji, who are you? Right? And she responded, and I am he Subhana Allah, and that discussion goes on, but it means she could talk it means a lot taught her to amazing after that what happened after that my
brothers, my sisters, besides Jesus May peace be upon him. rissalah is around the rest of human creatures, humankind.
The rest of humankind.
Were born to a mother and the father. And when we were born, we came on to earth without being able to talk and say, I made the exception of
the Salah is Salam. Allah subhanho wa Taala gave Jesus May peace be upon him certain miracles, number one, he was born without a father. He was born miraculously by a soul that was blown into the womb of his mother, the Virgin Mary maleness, peace be upon her to he was born without a father just by the power of Allah qudra of Allah. And when he was a little infant, he spoke
while you can name
de Vaca Allah speaks about it in the Quran, all the miracles of the Prophet Jesus made peace be upon him.
It's amazing how Allah subhanho wa Taala mentions this. There are four ways within which Allah has shown us his supreme power of creation, he created Adam, without the involvement of a male or a female, it was only the creation of Allah.
He created Eve through a male without the involvement of a female. That's the second possibility, he did it. He created Jesus May peace be upon him without the involvement of
a female without the involvement of a male. Let me get that correct. Let me start again right. He created Adam without the involvement of a male or a female He created Eve without the involvement of a female
through a male k we got it right. And he created he saw a salon without the involvement of a male through a female only. And you and I, the fourth and the last possibility he creates us and he has created us through male and female goodra of Allah the power of Allah. No one questions him law use
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He no one questions him regarding what he does, they cannot question him.
But he will question everyone else everyone else is answerable, which means they can be questioned. May Allah make it easy for us the day he questions us. I mean, my brothers, my sisters, Adam alayhis salam had many children, they were born through the womb of our mother Eve May peace be upon her.
And Allah subhana wa Taala tells this to us.
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amazing verse, beginning of surah, Nisa, oh people, Allah says this address is not just to the believers, Allah says all people be conscious of the one who made you the one who is in control of you, the one who nourishes, who cherishes, who provides who protects the one in whose hands lies the cure of your ailments and sickness, be conscious of the one who made you in the first place.
From one soul and from that soul, its spouse, and from the two of them, he caused a multitude of male and female to spread all over. Mashallah, we are here in Colorado Fushi in the mo DS, we are also part of the same family of the same man whom Allah created a lot of work.
But now, and this is where we're entering into the topic. From that time, Allah created every brain with a different capacity, if he wanted, he could have made every brain with the same capacity. Is it not correct? If Allah wanted, he could have made all the brains exactly the same. But no, Allah created us to test us he says that so many times, and the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam has explained it to us so many times, you are going to be on earth for a short period of time to prove that you are a good person worshiping Allah alone, and you do as best as you can on the earth. Once you are done, we take you back, we will show you your deeds and we will give you paradise or
hellfire. May Allah grant us paradise, I mean,
right? So Allah tells us, I created you to test us. I've spoken about that in the past. And I've explained that evidence of the fact that we are on earth to be tested is that none of us chose our parents, nor did we choose to be on earth did any one of you choose before you were born to say I want to go to the earth, not one, someone put you here he is the supreme deity. You are not here by your own will, because you did not have a will at that point, you get the point. So Pamela, didn't, I didn't decide I want to be here. I didn't choose my parents. I didn't choose those around me. I did not choose where I was going to be born into what race Subhan Allah, Allah married the soul to a
body for a short space of time. That's Allah.
And then the law says, I'm going to let many, many things happen to you on Earth, in order to test you, every single thing that will ever happen to you on earth is part of your tests. Every single thing that will ever happen to you on earth is part of your test. What do you make of it, how you navigate through it, how you solve it, how you resolve it will determine whether you pass the test or not. We are going to send you messages with messengers to tell you to teach you exactly how to solve every single problem. If you follow them, you will be rightly guided then you will pass the test. If you don't, you will be a stray and you will fail and perhaps you will not be able to pass
any tests. May Allah make it easy for us. Allah says I sent to every nation messengers to tell them what the test is all about how to navigate through. So who is the messenger who was sent to us? What is his name?
Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, my brothers, my sisters, from the very beginning. Adam alayhis salam, he had children, every one of them had a different brain capacity.
They thought differently. They understood that different levels, every one of them had a different Iris, different thumbprint, a different identity, a different face, a different complexion, etc. etc. that is Allah had fun Kumar.
This is the creation of Allah.
Every one of us is totally and absolutely unique, not only human beings, every creature, every fish in the sea has its scales in a different way. If it has scales, every zebra on Earth has its stripes differently. Every leopard, every Cheetah, every animal has its spots differently from the first one that ever was created to the last one, no two will be exactly the same. That is the creation of the Creator. Show me what others besides Allah have made, that's what Allah says in the law.
Look at the power of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So we think differently naturally, because we think differently, we will have differences to see.
We will have differences. Let's take a look at the first difference that Allah makes mention of right at the beginning in the same Children of Adam, first generation of human beings.
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mean, Amina hajima, Muta come
America pero, la mina, not joking. It is one of the most amazing stories in the Koran. Yes, there are so many amazing stories, but from this angle, and this aspect to explain differences and how they are and the fact that they will be and they shall be until the end of time, differences in interpretation in understanding and so many other things. And Allah says, You know what, the most successful are only those who are conscious of their maker at all times, those who asked themselves where was I prior to birth? They will be successful because they will find the answer. Those who keep asking themselves Where will I go as soon as I die, they will be successful because they will
find the answer if they are sincere, and they are genuine, those who asked themselves why am I on earth they will be successful by the will of Allah if they are sincere, Subhana Allah. So Allah says, recite to them all Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam the story of the two sons of Adam, they were both sons from different wombs, but they were brothers recite to them the story when they sacrificed something for the sake of Allah, it was accepted from one of them and rejected from the other. So the one whom it was rejected from became jealous. Look at the understanding, look at the brain capacity. Look at the way he looked at things and he told him, I will kill you. So the brother
looked at him thinking what is kill all about? Because no one had killed prior to that. Where did you learn this from? What is it? shaman taught him according to some narration that we have from the Swahili rewired shaman taught him
that you should do this and choke your own brother until he stops all your trouble will finish. Not realizing when you kill someone, your trouble starts. You don't kill May Allah grant us ease. You don't take it in your own hands. People think you know that person is like this, this person is like that. My brothers and sisters, I want to clarify something.
In order to execute the Penal Code of the Sharia, you need the first thing you ever need is called Super super. You need authority without authority. You cannot execute the Penal Code of the Sharia at all you need or authority on land. I can't just say okay, that guy is immortal. I need to kill him. This guy is something else I need to do harm him. Not at all. Never ever is that permissible from the beginning of time, right to the end of time. Nor was it permissible at the time of amatola salam or that of any of the full effect right up to today. But nowadays, you have young people telling others, here's the verse of the foreign years, they assume now the professor silence he says
if a person does this, they should be killed. I'm going to kill them. How can you take it in your own hands you don't know the basics you haven't learned? Go back and learn the basic first teaching is that you need to turn on the earth you need authority if you don't have it, you cannot take it in your hands. If you took it in your hands it would result in absolute chaos on earth because you did you would kill someone they would kill you the others would kill the others and harm the others and we would be harming everyone we would be gangs harming and killing on a daily basis and that's what you think Allah created us for Walla Walla Walla quwata illa Billah Halina? Not at all. If you don't
have authority, what do you do? You need to get to authority to try and make sure that things are dealt with in a correct way. Sometimes a year or two years will pass and nothing was done about it. That is the delay Allah is watching to see Did you just take something in your hands that's not in really in your hands is not given to you by Allah.
You don't have the authority to execute that.
If people don't like me,
they might decide this man needs to die. Next thing I'm done and next thing you're dead next thing the other ones did and we will continue Subhanallah is that what life is all about? Not at all. You need authority on earth if you don't have it, and one, yes, if someone is coming to harm you right now to defend yourself. That is your basic right and your duty, someone wants to slap you and you hold his hand. Someone wants to punch you and you might punch him back because he's punching you etc. All that is understood from even from a human side.
May Allah protect us all. Someone wants to steal your property home, your wife, your children, whoever else, your family members, you to protect yourself and you save them. That is something that is basic instinct. Yes.
It's granted permission not just in Islam, but even by normal human understanding. May Allah grant us protection all of us, my brothers and sisters, look at what kirbyville did. carbene is the name of the killer. In the English language team, the name team is used kaabil one of the sons of Adam, he was the son of the first of the creatures of Allah loved by Allah Adam and his son Adam, and Eve they will love by Allah Allah chose him to be the first our grandfather great great grandfather and Allah, He is the connection through which we are all brothers and sisters by the will of Allah. So Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us the story, not for nothing for us to learn a lesson
tambien comes about you know what he does? He decides I'm going to kill my brother, the brother is happy, happy in the English language, Abel. So one is came he is the killer, and one is able He is the one who was killed. Okay.
carbene who is the killer and happy Who is the one who was killed? What did happy say to his brother just before he was killed? It's a very powerful statement that Allah mentions in the Quran. And it's not so easy to recite it in terms of pronunciation and let's give it a go.
de la de da de de Portola Nima be Basilio de la caja de la Subhana Allah, did you hear that? Allah says the brother told his brother Oh, my brother.
Remember, the brother just threatened to kill him, right? Oh, my brother, if you are going to extend your arm to kill me.
I want to tell you,
I'm not going to extend my arm to kill you.
you want to kill me and you're going to do something to kill me? I'm not going to extend my arm to kill you.
Why? What was the reason in the
bellami because I fear Allah. I am conscious of Allah who is Lord of the worlds. I know I don't want to destroy my relationship with Allah by risking to kill you. Subhana Allah today people kill anyone and everyone in the name of the same Allah. Allah says to us when he was making the statement he said I fear Allah was not of the words. That's why I'm not going to kill you. But today we kill a lot. We kill the people thinking that we fear Allah, those who claim to be fearing Allah the ones who are killing others at times. You see where we have gone upside down here.
And we use all sorts of
different evidences to prove our point. Hang on my brother, my sister. We are all creatures of Allah. When you see someone and you have a massive difference of opinion, someone who did something wrong. What is your first idea today? We hate them we want to punch them we want to demonize them we will write about them on the internet we will punch we will post we will do everything negative not one thing positive deed we do not one thing.
That's why we're failing. When someone does something bad. The first thing that should come into your mind is how can I help this person to come out of this law? That's the first thing you're a true LogMeIn. You believe in Allah. If you believe in Allah, you will believe that the same Allah Who made you made them and if you believe in Allah and you want Allah to love you, you will love what Allah created and you will want goodness for those who will want goodness if Allah wanted, he could have guided them all. He could have got everyone on one brain capacity and that's it. But Allah says no, I created people different to test you. What are you
To do when I place you on the earth, don't fail your tests now.
So now here comes this man.
He killed his brother. When he killed his brother immediately Allah says, For
me, he regretted it too late, my brother too late, you regretting it now too late, you already committed the murder. Now let's move further. Allah subhanho wa Taala from that story has taught us that there will be differences. If you deal with these differences wrongly, you will destroy yourselves and you will regret. And Allah says min agony Valley because of that murder and because of everything that happened, we prescribed we sent a message to the earth. We sent a message to Vanessa in the children of jacoba we sent a message through our messengers, what did we say?
I'm going to mention one part of the message.
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Allah says because of that, we prescribed that you know what, whoever is going to kill some innocent soul whoever is going to cause that is equivalent to the one who has destroyed entire humanity. You know why you start off a trend that will not end? Bad trend. And Allah says those who spread chaos and corruption on Earth, they are equivalent to destroying the people on the earth. And if you save one life
the term used is nuts. Nuts means one life. One soul you save one soul. Allah didn't just say a Muslim, or the person who belongs to your tribe, your family, your race, your sex. No, Allah says one soul.
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That person is equivalent in reward, and in good deed similar to he or she who has saved entire humanity, you started a good training. No matter how much I differ with you, I need to make sure that I respect the fact that you are a human being and that Allah gave you life I differ. I have to respect the person's life does not mean you agree with them. This is the problem some people have in their brains. They think when we say Listen, I respect you, but I differ. They think that means you are with them. You are not with them. I don't agree with you at all. But you know what, I respect the fact that you are a human You are a creature of Allah. That is the reason why Allah tells us he
gave jungla to a man who gave water to bring to a dog, a dog, why a dog? If a dog walked into this room, would you allow it here right now? If a dog tried to sniff you, what would you do right now? Allah says that same dog you would run away from and you wouldn't like to enter into a room like this right now is the same dog if you were to quench his thirst when it was thirsty, we will give you paradise. What about the human being? Who is more important? Who is more important? Why is why did Allah use the example of a dog? Why? There is a reason a very powerful reason Think about it. If only you have knowledge, and if only you do edible and tobacco and you think carefully about the
reasoning behind this, you will be able to understand a little bit at least. Why a dog? Allah wants you to respect his creatures primarily. That's Reason number one. Respect the creatures of Allah we differ. I disagree. Right now I'm sitting in this room filled with love filled with goodness, we are enduring the beautiful humidity I am sweating but I'm enjoying it because I made an intention before I came to the Maldives that I am going to a perpetual sauna hamdulillah we pay to go into the Sona don't we come to Maldives you get it for free, Mashallah.
I hope you're following what I'm saying.
So my brothers and sisters, remember this. When you differ with someone. It doesn't mean you have to lose respect of the fact that they are human. And when you respect human beings, it does not mean you agree with them.
We are losing it. People think well you know what, if I disagree with this person, I can split I can swear I can spew you will still be sinful. If you back bit and you did whatever else you are still sinful. Allah created the mind the different every one of us, husband and wife love each other so much. Husband and wife love each other so much, but they are still different from each other. They will think differently, you know
All children will differ from you. their level of understanding is different based on that we have had differences from the very beginning. And Allah from the very, very beginning, based on that, we have had differences.
Then we came to the rest of the prophets of Allah, and I'm jumping a lot. We came to Musa alayhis salam who was around Have you thought about it? If Iran was a tyrant, but he was also a human being, he was a child of other
meaning grandchild, a human being, but he was around.
Don't forget, when Allah sent Musa alayhis salam, I want to explain something amazing to you.
Allah knew already that the free round is not going to accept the message. Allah knowledge is yeah Allah mama Cana mama yaku Mamma mia comida Kanaka Kono that is the knowledge of Allah He knows the past and the present in the future. And that which is not going to happen if it were to have happened, how it would have happened all that is in the knowledge of Allah. So Allah knew the Pharaoh was never going to accept the messages but still, alas, in Busan is Allah.
Did Musa alayhis salam ever say, Oh Allah, don't waste my time stone, stone for Allah. If you know he's not going to accept the message why you sent me to him? Did he ever say that? No. But musala in Salaam went, and he kept trying and he tried again and he was persecuted and he was harmed. It's the mercy of Allah. It's part of the test. The test for the pharaoh a test for most Allah is Allah. He did his job. This one did not do it. This one did not do the job.
You follow what I'm saying? So the Pharaoh was a human being Allah sent Mousavi Salaam to him. And Allah told him speak to him leniently speak to him softly in Mali. The other day I was speaking about it. And I mentioned the same story that Allah says you cannot hautala Speak softly, speak calmly, you do your job.
Ultimately, when Allah wanted to take the life away of the Pharaoh, he took it.
Who took that life away? The one who gave it to follow what I'm saying, the one who gave that life to get away. We are so impatient here. We want to take lives. And I'm not talking about you and I, I'm talking about as humankind, we become impatient such that we wish for the lives of others to disappear. And sometimes some people actually go ahead and take the lives away when the giver of life was the one who gave it, he will take it away with new ones. So Panama. Yes, if a person has some fun authority on earth, and there is a person who perpetrated the crime, and they need to be penalized, they shall be penalized. That's definitely there. We don't take that away. We have to
know it. But you and I, who are the general masses for us, we need to continue to express and explain what we believe is correct with its evidence.
Let's move all the way down to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,
I could speak about Jesus May peace be upon him for a long, long time. I could actually address that matter. In fact, maybe I should say one or two points, when Jesus May peace be upon him, Cain.
He had similar struggles, he had to talk to the people. If Allah wanted, he did not need that system. But he wanted that system.
If Allah wanted, he could have created every one of us with a little chip in our brains as soon as you are you come out of the womb of your mother.
That's what would have happened, right? No, Allah did not want it to happen that way. Allah subhanho wa Taala decided when you come, we will be creating you upon Phaedra mommy mo da, da da da da da da da da who you are with Danny. Oh, you know, salon eg Oh, you magician he.
Every child is created upon nature, the environment around the child. Starting with the parents. The parents are the ones who then let the child grow up either into Christianity or Judaism or Satanism, or even if it means Islam, and if the child is left to nature completely, the child would find Allah the child would believe that there is one supreme deity who created me llama Buddha, Allah, Islam worthy of worship besides he who made me I don't render an act of worship or anyone or anything besides me who made me that is, that is nature according to what Allah taught us. Naturally, the crown when he wanted to be saved, what did he do? So Panama? He called out to Allah right at the
He says, I believe when he was drowning, I believe that there is none worthy of worship besides the Lord have been we saw him. And I'm a Muslim, I was submitted, I submit to the Lord of the worlds. Allah says to him,
is it know that you want to accept it when you were so corrupt in the past? And you were from amongst those who transgressed? No, you want to accept? It's too late.
May Allah grant us all attorneys before it's too late? Didn't I say moments ago, those who are concerned about where we are going to go after we die, would be the successful ones, right?
would be the successful ones. But those who are not conscious of it, they're not worried about it. Would they be successful?
fear around the day he thought about where he is going now. That's the day he started repainting to alight was too late, because he was already seeing that right,
around fourth of life after death before he died, who knows what would have happened. That's why we say
that the professor Sam says,
increase the remembrance of that thing, which is death, which will destroy all your negative desires, all your false and
all your sinful desires destroy. Why? Because I'm worried about the day I meet with my makeup, what will he think of me? So Allah subhanho wa Taala, when Jesus May peace be upon him came, he suffered the persecution of the side and that side and all other sides, very few people accepted at one stage, but he was a merciful man, he brought about mercy and goodness, miracles that Allah gave him he could kill the leper he could speak to, he could do so many things. So Han Allah never gave up.
At the end of the day,
Allah took him away and raised him and we believe that he's going to return Jesus May peace be upon him. We as Muslims believe he is alive, and we believe he's going to return. how Allah knows best. You don't ask how we believe.
Mohammed Salah Salim came, he came to Quran, Allah chose him to be the final messenger and yet Allah chose him to be the best of creation, the most noble of all prophets of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So Allah subhanho wa Taala sent him to Quraysh and
initially to Quraysh, but actually that message was for all mankind and Jin Chi, first messenger of Allah whose message was absolutely universal. He said clear instructions, he gave clear words, it switched through a period of 23 years, the Koran was not revealed in one minute or it was not given as a book, like how masala is Sallam went, he collected the book and he came back with it. Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam was given the message in a different way. It was stretched over 23 years, there is something known as Babel, new Zulu, which means when something's happened, those things were recorded and the verse was revealed regarding that matter. So in order to understand the forum
correctly, you need to also know the reasons of revelation of these verses.
And then there was something unique regarding Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that no other messenger has had to that degree. What was it? Every movement of his was recorded. Even the blinking of his eyes were recorded. The movement of his fingers were recorded. The way he nodded, His head was recorded. The silence was also recorded at times when Harley Davidson was a man who was eating a certain type of a desert lizard known as the prophet SAW some lumps silence was enough to confirm that it was permissible. It's the silence it was recorded. Because they said if he was there, and he was quiet, then it's okay. So panela he was a messenger of Allah, it was his duty to have said,
or this or keep quiet if it's okay.
May Allah subhanho wa Taala make it easy for us.
So at the time of the Sahaba, who were they who were the companions of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, I tell you, my brothers, my sisters, they were the cream of the crop. We call them creme de la creme, right cream of the crop. The best, Allah chose the best as the companions of Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam. We assume that you are Gemma. We believe that Abu Bakr Siddiq karate along
whose name was actually Abdullah? hypnobirth man Allahumma he was the best to walk on the earth after the prophets of Allah subhanho wa Taala in terms of rank and value, and he was number one from all the companions of Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam in terms of rank and value of the Allahu Akbar.
Who else we believe in?
These names came to us, we all know them. Every one of us knows who he is.
We know who's Earth man. We know who is
the different amongst themselves regarding certain matters. Not the major matters, but certain matters. They different I give you one example,
with the companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam different
they had participated in the battle and as they're going back the Prophet sallallahu Sallam tells them law, you suddenly
fall in love.
None of you should read salado law. So accepting money for a law that's exact translation of those words. None of you should read salado law, so accepting money for a law and it was almost time of Salatin. So
why did he say that? That was a question mark. That was in the minds of some of the companions? Did he instruct us not to do so? Except in a certain place where bonobo raba which was a Jewish tribe was or was he just trying to tell us that it is very important that you get there urgently, but he was not trying to delay the timing of an assault. You see,
you have to understand what I said here.
The prophets of Salaam once to get you to a place urgently very urgently. So the words he used in the Arabic language he said la use on Leonardo de la sala in Luffy. Bunny, Karima alasa.
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way, when they got they immediately jumped onto their horses, and however else whatever mode of transport and they started going
somewhere down the path. It was time of solitude, and it was beginning to expire. So some of the companions at the time of acid is starting to finish, right? Can we should we just fulfill it here and then we will proceed? And some said no, didn't you hear the instruction of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam? He said you're not allowed to read awesome, except in Vancouver. So these companions had said no, we heard what he said. But what he meant was get there quickly as soon as you can. He did not mean delay also, outside the time of the other said no, he meant it. He meant that today also will only be valid if it is written in bunny formula and not here.
There was a difference of what understanding, you get the point?
Did they start killing each other? Did they stop there and start worrying? I think maybe some people now might have done that. Luckily, they were Sahaba about the Allahu anhu each one of them was well intentioned. Their intention was to follow the prophet SAW Selim, it was not to disobeyed. So those who believed that they had to stop and do Salah they stopped and did Salah because they were following the Prophet sallallahu Sallam according to their understanding. And those who thought that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam they understood his words as meaning today, the Salah has to be delayed until you get to a place they got to the place. And then they did ask, Can I tell you the
beauty of what happens
if Salah will took five to 10 minutes, those who stopped took five to 10 minutes out of the journey time when they started their journey. They were five to 10 minutes behind the others. When those people got to monopolize what they did there. They were now five to 10 minutes later these people arrived. So both of them had completed solid philosophy around about exactly the same time.
To follow the point, meaning one got to buy new Corolla they have already made awesome. And as these were finishing as of now they were both in Brno Corolla, more or less, a few minutes apart.
They asked the messenger sallallahu Sallam and he correct? He said both of them were correct. He did not negate either one of them.
That alone shows us that there is scope of difference of opinion within Islam to a certain extent. If If we say the basics of Islam, we cannot differ in them. Do you know why those are the pillars of Islam? The Pillars of Eman and Islam? There is no difference. If I asked you today, please answer me loudly. Okay. Will you answer me loudly right? How many Pillars of Islam are they?
five Thank you so much. Nobody from among who said four or three or six because that you cannot defer that is Islam the basis.
If I tell you the basic statement of entering the fold of Islam, all of you will know it's called the Shahada eyeshadow, Allah ilaha illallah wa shodhana Muhammad Abu rasuluh you have to say that that is basic entry level once you say that you stepped into something known as Islam, I'm a Muslim
lamb to me.
Subhana Allah, Allah says, you know, some of the Bedouins they had said we are Muslims. Allah says Hang on.
You are saying you are Muslims, but he man has not yet got into your hearts. So say we are Muslims. They said we are moving. Let me go back again. The Bedouin Arabs, some of them had said we are movement. Allah says no, you are Muslim, he man has not yet gotten into your hearts. What does that mean? I need to know what it means. It's very important. It means they are pillars of Eman
that we need to have in the heart and what is in the heart only Allah knows. Look the Pillars of Islam. We said there are five every one of them you can see someone do them or save them or be with them. And you know, these are deeds and actions.
Number one, the utterance of the Shahada, number two Salah czaka soul and hatch, Pillars of Islam, you can see someone go for Hajj, you can see someone fasting you can see someone gives a car you can see when I say fasting, you can see them abstain from food right when everyone else is eating. And you can also see someone say I'm a Muslim, I'm a bear witness. Once they have said that they bear witness.
That Allah is one man worthy of worship besides Allah.
And they bear witness Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam is the final messenger of Allah Nabhi of Allah, they are Muslims.
Whether they are mean or not, is between them and Allah, amen to Billahi min, mala ekati Do you really believe in your heart what you said with your tongue? We don't know. Allah knows. And you know, Allah knows and I know, he man. He man is in the heart. Allah knows and you know, they will be some who are hypocrites. They were hypocrites at the time of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. Two types of hypocrites. The worst of them are those who pretend to be Muslim, but they're not Muslim. Those are the worst. The second category are those who are Muslim, but they are struggling sometimes. And sometimes there's a little bit of hypocrisy. Someone says, I read your Salah, did you
do your Salah, but he himself is not doing Salah. It's a hypocrite in the family. It's a hypocrite hypocrisy of a certain nature.
So Allah subhanho wa Taala warns us and he says, you know when you say you believe in Allah, you better believe in Allah. When you say there is none worthy of worship besides Allah, that's the meaning of La La
La ilaha illa Allah, what does it mean? There is none worthy of worship besides Allah, if you say that, think of it. Now someone comes and starts worshipping all sorts of other things besides Allah and they still say I'm a Muslim. Allah says, hang on, hang on. You said Laila Allah but you're not practicing on it. When I say Mohammed Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, I need to follow the messenger. I need to try my best to be like a messenger. I need to practice his path when he taught me how to do Salah. I need to do it the way he taught it and so on. If I don't, I'm saying Muhammad Rasul Allah, but do I really believe Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So the Islam part of
it other people can witness the emaan part of it Allah alone knows whether it is true or not, are meant to be the one melodica de Vaca to be partially one Yamanaka when he worship Him in Allah tala, do you really believe in good and bad faith coming from Allah? When some calamity strikes you something goes against your plan? Totally. Do you become so angry? Or do you take it and accept it as the decree of a man?
That's the test when things don't happen your way wanted to do it that way to see what you will do as a result.
So panela so I tell you, my brothers and sisters, that believe in all the books and all the messages and good and bad faith coming from Allah and the Last Day, you know, when we say the last day we are talking about Yokoyama, and the last day meaning when we die there is a life after death. So panela all of these beliefs alone knows whether you believe or not you believe in the angels. People say yes. Do you really believe in the angels?
Allah subhanho wa Taala protect our Iman.
So the Sahaba of the Allahu anhu. In those major matters, the pillars they never different. They didn't. Nobody from among them said that there is two Salah a day, one Salah a day if I asked you today, how many prayers a day What will you say? Five? No difference of opinion Subhana Allah, that is useless. The pillar of Islam. We pray, we fast which month do we fast in Sha one will Qaeda or Amman, Amman, we all know that. How can I go now and say, Oh, it's offseason, let me go for Hajj.
No. offseason, you have to go for Hajj when it is the time of season on all season. That is hard.
We all agree. So in this essence, there is no difference in sha Allah, Allah May Allah make it easy for us. If someone negates one of the pillars of Islam, how can they call themselves Muslims? Right? If someone negates one of the pillars of Islam, how can they call themselves Muslim? They say la ilaha illAllah they don't say Muhammad Rasulullah they don't believe Muhammad wa sallam was the messenger. Well then how do you believe in the Quran? It's something strange. You have people who say I only take the Quran I don't take the sooner Well, that is so foolish because the one who brought the Quran is the same one who gave you the sooner while you took one and left the other?
What's the difference of Han Allah have been Allah mean? Yes, there is in the sense that one he told you, this is from Allah and the rest of his life. Like I said, the uniqueness of the life of the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam is amazing because it's different from all the other messengers of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
We have something known as Hades,
the narrations, the life, the seal of the prophets are seldom his entire life history.
All of that is recorded. Those things that are very important were recorded with greater care. There is something known as a regional a small regional deal. The names of the men and women who narrated the sayings of the Prophet peace be upon him to us.
there were differences of opinion regarding certain matters. But those matters, were not the major mentors of the dean. However, when it comes to matters, for example, how exactly to pray, you will find some people might tie their hands lower down, some people will tie them higher, some people will not tie them at all. Some people when they get to the front to start the Salah, they will raise their hands here, some will raise it here, some static without raising it. I've seen it myself, in the Maliki school of thought one of the opinions is that you shouldn't make any movement because you need to stand with total respect in front of Allah. So they don't even make a movement at the
beginning of the prayer. And you will be surprised suddenly seeing them quietly going to court. And you're wondering, can you say that person is not a Muslim? By law here they are following a different narration, don't get too excited.
We have an issue, Our duty is to follow
the narrations that are the most accurate or most correct. But we have a new problem. What is the new problem? There is a difference of opinion regarding sometimes which is the most correct. That is also a difference of opinion. Don't worry, my brothers and sisters, these matters of jurisprudence, you are allowed to differ, don't worry, whether you raise your hands here or here. Or even if you just stood like this, all of those have evidence one might argue this is stronger and that is weaker. There is an entire discussions in that regard. But to be very honest, if someone decided that this is the way I'm going to do it, because of this narration, you cannot remove them from the
fold of Islam or frown upon them something we need to learn. Many people don't know. We learn one thing and we think that's the only thing in existence. It's not. There are other things as well. And these opinions are not opinions of simple people that great. So have a
the full alpha Urvashi team before I mentioned earlier, peace be upon them. You know what may Allah be pleased with them.
Abu Bakr Siddiq of the Allahu anhu he was a little bit lenient, so he penalized The one who indulged in intoxicants with a lesser punishment.
And the other one who said no punishing more,
punish him more.
He said, No, I am the ameerul momineen and this is what it will be. I'll do it exactly the way
The prophets Allah seldom did it. Here it goes.
When Omar Allahu took over, he changed it. He made it more.
He was the leader. He has certain scope. He also had this evidence he was following. It might not have been a direct cut evidence but it was the evidence he was one of the companions of the Prophet sallahu wa Salaam. As soon as a founder of the Allahu took over, he went back to what Abu Bakr radi Allahu anhu used Subhana Allah. And when Ali
Allahu anhu took over, he went back to what? Omar mahapatra the Allahu used in order to punish the same crime?
Did they hate on each other? No.
Let's learn. May Allah subhanho wa Taala, bless us and grant us ease. So yes, there will be differences of interpretation. But those differences of interpretation will not be in the main matters of the dean, they will be in extra external matters, matters of jurisprudence where we are allowed to differ. We may disagree, there is an argument about whether or not you have to cover your hands as a female, there are opinions, listen to the opinions follow what you believe is the best and most correct and carry on moving, you're you are going to be questioned by Allah subhanho wa Taala. If you're a lay person, you may have to just follow a scholar you may have to follow a school
of thought because you're a layperson you haven't studied the minute you have studied all the evidences and you know, you can distinguish right from wrong, you need to follow what you believe is the most correct you can allow, because I was going to ask you
may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us acceptance, may Allah open our doors, my brothers and sisters, it is a topic whereby I think
the whole conclusion of it should make us realize that yes, there will be differences within a scope.
That should not result in US spewing hate on one another. This is my message. All I'm trying to say to you is the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and his companions. They did not teach us to become vulgar and abusive and hurtful and hateful and violent, simply because we differed on a matter.
Remember that when you depend on a method? later on? There was some wars that took place. Don't you learn from those wars? Why did they take place? hypocrites caused the wars, they made good people fight. And later on, there was regret. Up to today there are wars. I mentioned that countries around us predominantly Muslims, mostly Muslims in those countries. You know what they did?
They started killing each other over what differences they had. I'm not happy. You're not happy. We've said it a million times, raise it in a respectable humane way. Don't create two problems out of one right now you might have one problem. don't deal with the one problem in a way that you are going to create 10 problems out of one. Look at the people of Libya. May Allah have mercy on them. Look at the people of other countries. The list is too long. Look at where they are today. They are trying to go back even 10 to 15 years, they are trying to go back. Don't allow that regret ever to come in your midst. Don't do that which is foolish and don't allow people to use religion to con you
into believing that you have to be violent to please Allah. Allah, Allah, Allah quwata illa.
Remember what I've said, We care, we care for the oma, the whole oma and we care for humanity at large. When I see a non Muslim I call him a not yet Muslim because I have so much confidence within me that the mercy of Allah will guide that person we have confidence. I don't need to swear you because I have confidence in the goodness I have.
when you see people differing with you,
and non Muslims, sometimes even the enemies of Islam. Yes, it depends what has happened in where you are. But generally we are taught to care for them in a way that we want to see them get goodness Allah is an Islam.
The Prophet sallallahu wasallam made the drop O Allah grande strings to Islam by the acceptance of Islam of either one of the two people, Omar Abu Hassan who was an enemy of Islam or a sham by the name of Abu jihad, who was also an enemy of Islam. Here is the Prophet sallallahu Sallam saying I am sent as a mercy Oh Allah guide one of the two of them one of them was guided Omarosa.
We are those to us.
If we have
A man like Rama today
who was blessed feeling the Prophet yes we are hurt. Yes it is unacceptable. Yes, we will not allow it. We are not allowed to mock Don't mock us because you will incite us Don't mock at us. May Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive us. humankind needs to know that as Muslims we are hurt even when you mock Jesus May peace be upon him. Even when you mock at Moses, we are hurt, we are naturally hurt. When you love someone so much you are automatically hurt when someone walks you can disagree with us. That's what we are telling them but disagree respectfully, just like we are taught to disagree respectfully our Quran tells us not to mock up the deities and those who are calling out to deities
besides Allah. Allah tells us not to mock so why are you mocking at us? May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us. So yes, we are hurt, we will hurt but at the same time, learn to react in a way that makes those people realize their mistake. Sometimes we react in a way that makes that vindicates, it makes them believe Yes, we will always write what we were saying. These people are harsh, violent, arrogant, they threaten the lives of terrorism, etc. That's not true. When you see a Muslim brother or a sister practicing Islam, they have a long beard, they might have covered their themselves, they might have covered themselves fully. In no way does that depict terrorism, no way. Not at all. They
have followed it in their own way. And you will notice their closeness to Allah in the softness of their nature. If their nature becomes harsh and hard, you will definitely realize that this person needs help. They have managed to look at the outside and they have managed to actually develop the outside, they still need to help to develop the insights. Many people need help myself included, to develop the insight in a better way. We need to think deeply over the creation of Allah. Why did Allah create people who are against us, for example, or people who differ from us, people who might die without even accepting the message of Islam? Why did Allah make them? He knows why. He knows the
reason he created them. He gave us some of the reasoning but he may not have given us all of the reasoning, but it's a test for you as well. So can Allah did I deliver the message? Yes, I did. Did I do it in a respectful way? Yes, I did. Did I respond to some of their confusions? Yes, I did. If I did everything Subhana Allah, I fulfilled my duty when I die I will face Allah He will grant me Jenna, when they die, they will face a lot and He will judge them Subhan Allah when Allah May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us deal with our differences. I've spoken just over an hour.
And I didn't even realize that I've spoken for an hour. My brothers and sisters,
I asked Allah to bless every one of us and ask Allah to forgive our shortcomings to bring us to the straight path to bless humanity at large to guide all those who are enemies of Islam to Islam, to soften the enmity of the enemy is part of Dawa, to be able to have a person come to you and says, I used to think Islam had no good teachings. But now I believe it has good teachings. And that is a successful portion of the hour. Many people don't know that to the fee for adult what I do is part of success in Dawa because the ultimate guidance is not in your hands. Man, Allah Sunni in balau, the duty of the messenger is only to convey but guidance, Allah will guide if you conveyed and they
understood what you're saying. It's enough, Allah will either guide them or if he once he might not guide them. It's up to Allah. Did you do your duty? Yes, I did. Now don't worry about anything else. That's why we say my brothers, my sisters, they are people around the globe who hate Islam.
Not because they know Islam because they don't know Islam. That's the reason they hate it. What are you doing, to reach them? To reach them with a good sentence that at least they can one day say, I used to think Islam was bad, but now I know it actually has some really good teachings. Trust me today you can reach millions of those type of people, and you can help them at least believe that Islam is not a bad religion. That's your duty. That's my duty. Every one of us has duty that is Dawa, that is calling people towards goodness. That is the first step you started something. Then when you have an interaction with them, remind them of Allah, remind them of worshiping Allah No,
and so on and so forth. May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless every one of us. May we have mercy on one another.
May we be kind to one another. May we be respectful to one another, even though we may disagree, and I'm repeating it for the last time here to say my brother
My sisters, when you disagree very strongly with someone that is not reason to disrespect the fact that they are human beings, and they are owed the right as human beings for you to respect that life. May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless every one of us. Haku kolyada Salatu was Salam ala nabina Muhammad was Salam alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh