Lesson 386

Mufti Menk


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Harare, June 16th 2013


AI: Summary © The message of surah Allah is emphasized, as it is important for individuals to stop insulting others and achieve rewards for their actions. The "monster" is the one who needs protection from the "monster" and the "monster" is the one who needs protection from the "monster". The importance of following rules and avoiding pretending to be a woman is emphasized, and the need to be dedicated to one's actions is emphasized. The segment also touches on the history of Islam, acceptance of the "whole body" name for a woman named Daughter of Abdul clients, and the negative impact of slavery on society.
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inshallah we will be reading from the first verses of surah Allah

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I'm not too sure what the page number is the first few verses of surah Allah has abishola RO Billahi min ash shaytani r rajim Bismillah R Rahman

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at night in LA Cana de man Hakeem What do you

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mean I mean

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wha Leah's Alonso the team

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leader beam, Darlene caffine

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smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu lillahi wa sallahu wa salam o Baraka, la Mulana via de hawala.

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We start to praise of Allah subhanho wa Taala, sending blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam all his household and companions. May Allah bless them all. And may He bless all the previous messengers and their companions to And may Allah subhanho wa Taala make us from the companions of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in the era. And indeed, if we'd like to achieve that my mothers and sisters, it's important for us to try our best to follow the instructions of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and to stop ourselves from insulting Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam by engaging in worship or acts of worship, that were not taught by him,

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for indeed he was sent to us to show us how to worship Allah and that is the only way Allah wants to be worshipped. So whatever in terms of direct acts of worship we engage in should always conform to what Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam has come with, that is when we will be able to be achieving blessings and that is when we will be able to achieve paradise as well. mothers and sisters. We are a few minutes late this morning. One of the sisters might have noticed me overtaking her in a very clandestine way so I apologize for that and Sharla I'm sure you would appreciate the fact that we were slightly late at the same time I was in Kuwait yesterday and Mashallah, we had some very good

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programs there. By the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala always refreshing to meet Zimbabweans as well Wherever we go, and Mashallah overwhelming response by the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala it's always good to make it back in home back home in time for this particular session on a Sunday morning. mothers and sisters, these are the verses of surah Tula, Isaiah, Isaiah meaning the Confederates or the Alliance

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Named after the number of different groups that had allied together against the Muslims at the time of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Post the Battle of ahead, so that time later they realized that they need to crush the Muslims and the only way they thought they would be able to achieve that is by getting together as many people who are fed up of the Muslim in at the time as possible. And they got them together and they drew so many different clans and tribes, the head was polish, and Quraysh had led that particular army to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam in Madina munawwara What happened is, numbers wise, the Confederates were far greater than the Muslims. And weapons wise as

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well, the Confederates were far greater than the Muslims. And it so happened that Allah subhanho wa Taala blessed the believers by something, or through something known as mutual consultation. This is why mothers and sisters, it's important to consult one another, when it comes to matters of importance or matters which are really great or things that are

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perhaps we could, you know, call it whatever you'd like. But something which leaves a mark in your life, something which is important. It's very, very noteworthy that a person who engages in consultation would arrive at a better decision than someone who doesn't. So issues of marriage, sometimes this is just in our lives, perhaps a huge business step that you'd like to take, perhaps something major, you know, decision of leaving a whole country and shifting somewhere else. Perhaps some of these big decisions, it's important to listen to views of those who are genuine, sincere and qualified in that regard. Sometimes people are very genuine but they're not qualified. So they can

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give you some silly advice. And sometimes people are highly qualified, but they are not genuine so they will intentionally give you advice that is wrong. So Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wa sallam short the opinions of his companions and they suggested to him so many things, one of them was salmonella faricy, a Persian or the companion of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam who had suggested that a trench be dug around parts of Madina, munawwara very wide trench so that nobody would be able to come through together with that trench Mashallah Allah had sent lots of wind and Allah sent great armies that were not seen by the people inshallah, we will come to those verses, perhaps if not this

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week, then next week, but for now, let's see how this surah starts. Allah says ob of Allah. Now this shows you that the Quran is indeed revealed by Allah, because nowhere in the in the Bible does a verse appear saying, Oh, Jesus, which means what we have today in terms of the Bible in the hands of the people,

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somehow, some way it is the word of people who have written it later on I whether it's Peter or Paul, or john or mark, or Luke or anyone else. So what happens here in the Quran is very, very different. Allah is addressing the messenger and the messenger obviously has taken that as his address and wherever he is instructed to convey he conveys and this entire message is in its pristine original form. So today we read it. So this is why when ally saying Yeah, are you gonna be old messenger or Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that would show you automatically it's Allah speaking to his messenger. So Allah says, eat tequila. Be conscious of Allah. In other words, Fear

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Allah. Imagine the one who is the most fearing of Allah in one generation he says in Nila attack him in Mele attack, I am the one who fears Allah the Most from amongst you, and still ally saying oh messenger, Fear Allah. Allahu Akbar, may Allah let this serve as a lesson for all of us. We need to be conscious of Allah and this consciousness will lead us inshallah to become better people. Because if Allah is telling the messenger, oh my beloved oh messenger, oh you Who is the greatest of creation, be conscious of Allah fear Allah. What about us? So I like saying, Fear Allah and do not obey the disbelievers and the hypocrites do not follow their advice. So when you seek advice, do not

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follow that of the disbelievers and hypocrites. Those who will intentionally lead you astray. Verily Allah is Ever all Knower, all wise. Allah is the one who knows and Allah is the wise we will guide you or messenger. So he sought opinion of, obviously his companions. Some of the hypocrites gave some weird suggestions. And so Allah is saying, Do not follow the suggestions of those who are hypocrites. Those who disbelieve mothers and sisters, there were two types of hypocrites. And they still are two types of hypocrites. The one type is the major hypocrisy where people are pretending to be Muslim, but they're not. This happens perhaps at times of war, and perhaps even when people

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want to spy and so on, they pretend to be Muslim. They enter into the community and society and they collect whatever they want and they toss and twist and turn and what they do

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Later on only Allah knows, but they will never ever believers. And sometimes we've had people who we've read off on the internet where they have started off as spies so they will not Muslims pretending to be Muslims when they entered into the massages and so on. Allah gave them guidance and they then confessed to say we started off as hypocrites, but now we understand this is the truth. And we'd like to turn to the dean Subhan Allah so Allah guides, mothers and sisters, the second type of hypocrisy May Allah protect us from it is the more common hypocrisy it's called the lesser hypocrisy, but it's still very, very serious. It is ihar malaise uphill battle to make a parent that

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which is not inside, you find someone you meet them and they smile at you from ear to ear, you know, from ear to ear.

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And right behind you, they swear you and they cheat you and they deceive you and they stab you in your back. Those are hypocrites they are showing you something which is not Allahu Akbar, Allah protect us But the worst thing is it happens with Deen and religion as well where people pretend to be something they are not. Now, sometimes you ask a sister, my sister, why aren't you wearing a scarf yet? You're quite old Mashallah, you know, I haven't yet put on the dress code that would be you know, identifying you as a believing female. She will tell you I'm not a hypocrite, you know, I'm a mover. So, basically, I move you know, so, if I were to wear a scarf and a cloak and so on, it

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becomes a bit tough to move, you know. So you tell her my sister. With First of all, there is nothing like that, with further than compulsory obligatory issues. You do not use the cheap excuse of hypocrisy. Never. Because that is compulsory. When it comes to something beyond that you may use the excuse for hypocrisy. May Allah Subhana Allah Allah protect us. So you cannot say I don't read Salah because you know what? I've got a boyfriend. You cannot say that stones will love the sin of having the boyfriend is a separate sin. Yes, it is there, it will come back to haunt you sometime down the line with its own damages unless you sought repentance and forgiveness and so on. But you

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cannot say now I'm going to commit to sins. You know, someone says my one finger is cut. Let me cut the other nine. You cannot say that it one at a time. It's like a person goes into a pub and and they busy drinking and then when they served with some losers, they asked Are these halau?

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Yes, are these hollow? That's a brilliant question. Because one would say well, what the hell is wrong with you, you are drinking and you want to know if someone says allow my brothers and sisters. That's a very important question. Make sure those sources allow because if he's doing one thing wrong, it doesn't mean by default he's supposed to be doing another two three things wrong at the same time. The fact that he's conscious of these solutions already shows that half the problem is solved. But sometimes we think otherwise. You know, when I went to Durban and I'm sure I said this before here, they told me that in the casino, they've got a masala they've got a little place of

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reading salah and I said Why? They said you will see those who come to gamble here and will lie. Initially they were saying look all the restaurants they are also held on I think it's called suncoast if I'm not mistaken, and the restaurants are halal certified, and people are wondering why how the guys are coming here to gamble, to be honest with you, they read their Salah, they eat halal food, they've got a problem that's a major problem, let them resolve it. Imagine if they did not read salah and did not eat halal food Where was the chance of them giving anything up going to come it was probably going to be a little bit further down the line. So this is why I never lose hope my

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mothers and sisters that which is farther than compulsory make sure you involve in it. Don't use the issue of hypocrisy to try and justify the wrong that you may be doing. May Allah grant us all a good movement towards the right direction we all have our weaknesses and we always say that but inshallah we all trying to move in the right direction. And I hope and I pray we feel the goodness when you do something good. You must feel good when you come on a Sunday morning you know, especially when you've just discarded your visitors have visited at home and said you know what, guys, you got to leave because I'm going for my Sunday lecture. If you want you can join me but I'm not going to miss

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this. You feel so nice. You feel so good Mashallah, I hope you don't feel bad because upon Allah The reality is, people should know that you have a principled stand. You know, when you ask the Christians who go to church on a Sunday, what they do, and I've done this, if someone visits their home on that day, they say we either take them to church or we dump them on the

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imagine they ready to do that with our core and we're not ready to do that. We will say no, no, no, hang on one week is fine. You know what? It's fine. As it is. We've heard that this guy is in Kuwait. stofer Allah, Allah protect us. May Allah safeguard us, that's the wrong way of looking at things you might come and you have to be dedicated. If you come on a weekly basis dedicated for the sake of Allah, there will be a message that you will take home sometimes surprisingly, where you never ever expected it. The guidance might be descending within one of the weeks where you were not available or you gave preference to something else. If that was the week where Allah was directed to

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you in particular, what would have happened? We lost out this is why my mothers and sisters if we could see the unseen we are right now surrounded by angels.

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who are making dua for us, the mercy of Allah is descending upon us and something known as a Sakina. Sorry to all those sisters whose names might be Sakina we're not talking about you. But the reality is, the peace is descending from the skies right now because we are sitting and listening to the word of Allah. That's a hadith of Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam you're supposed to be feeling a better person, you're supposed to be feeling moved in the right direction my brothers and sisters, this is the will of Allah, if you come for the right reasons, and then inshallah you will be moved and sometimes guidance is being dished out and we are not there Subhana Allah, may Allah Subhana

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Allah Allah grant us goodness and protection here, Allah is saying, Allah is all Noah, all wise, he is the one. So he is all Noah, which means he's the source of knowledge. And he's all wise he is the source of wisdom, he knows why he reveals the rules that he sends down.

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Because if you do not follow or I do not follow the rules of Allah subhanho wa Taala, it will not lead to my success, or it will lead me to failure. Let's put it that way. Because Allah knows that for me as a human being, to success or to the to do to be led to success would have to I would have to follow a certain set of rules and regulations and so on. We are like in a huge Labyrinth, where we are moving and darting through little aisles not knowing where the next aisle is going to lead us. For as long as we are using the map that Allah has sent down, we will one day come out into paradise. But if we're not, we're going to be suffocating within that Labyrinth until we find our

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loss. And we will then regret so this is why my mothers and sisters the best bet even if it looks to you that this labyrinth, I'm moving in, I'm just hitting in you know going around in circles, the mere fact that you are following instructions, Be rest assured you are going to come out at the right place. If you're not following instructions, what hope do you have May Allah protect so sometimes people say Islam is so strict, it's got this rule that rule Well, you want to walk through your library and there you are, take the Quran, take this room

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adopted and check what it says and do exactly as it says and close your eyes and follow and you will find that inshallah you will get to the out to the end. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us goodness and this is why the instructions of Islam are there to protect you not to harm you today look across the globe. You know, I spoken if you've been following my lectures I spoke in Kuwait about Bill Cosby. He is a comedian a probably a slightly older age those those beyond 2530 might know him a little bit better.

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He says a few days ago that you know Islam and I watched the Muslims and how they operate we need to learn from them. Because look at their children. They're disciplined, they're away from drugs and alcohol and what and what and all this and Subhanallah the way he spoke is though he's just about to be a Muslim and he says look, I'm not saying come into Islam, but I'm saying learn from them. Now if a non Muslim you know, can bear witness then I'll follow Masha he that there is an Arabic saying that the true virtue is that which even your enemies have to put the hands down and say no, this we've got to give it to them.

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So we are Muslims. Why are our children turning into the wrong direction? Because we are busy following the movies and everything else was the people who are supposed to be doing all that according to them. They are trying to turn to Islam yet they are not yet Muslims. They want to turn to the character and conduct and teachings of Islam.

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It shows us that long term you will only find goodness through adopting what Allah has revealed. So Allah says what Tibet? Ma yo ha la camisa Robic, how will you achieve piety consciousness and fear of Allah? Allah is telling Mohammed instructing Muhammad salallahu alayhi wa sallam saying and follow that which is revealed to you from your Lord, did you hear that? Follow that which is revealed to you from your Lord, don't find yourself

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opposing what Allah has revealed or against that which Allah has revealed that is just for me and you. But Allah is telling his messenger, although he was the one who followed it, the strictest he's still telling him, follow it. Follow what Allah has revealed to you. Don't follow the others don't follow what hypocrites and disbelievers are telling you follow what Allah has revealed to you. Now this rule would apply to me and you If Allah has said something, and what some hypocrites or disbelievers or anyone else is telling you something contradictory to what Allah has said, Where do you go answer the question and if you answer the question, you will know whether you are actually as

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submitted and submitted translates as Muslim in the Arabic language or not. So if you are a submitter you can say Aslam to I'm a Muslim, if you're not a submitter

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a lot of room for improvement May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us goodness. So here Allah is saying in Allah gonna be mata morona hubiera. Follow what Allah has revealed to you for Indeed Allah is well acquainted with what you do. Don't think you're going to hide from Allah don't think you're going to be able to run away from him. We are

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toward la manager, voila, Mangia. minca la la, la manager, Allah Mangia. minca la lake. There is no way that we can seek protection. nor can we be meaning there is no way that we can run away from nor can we be protected against you and your decree. Oh ALLAH and your decision. If you try and run away from Allah, wherever you run away, you will find Allah exactly there. So where are you going to go? Question May Allah safeguard us the day of Dharma, a person will have all their sins May Allah protect us and grant us forgiveness through His mercy. If a person has all their sins, and then they are running away thinking that Allah is not going to catch me. They cannot run Where are you going

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to go wherever you go, you're tied up. You're surrounded by what Allah meaning you cannot run from Allah except back to Allah. So your only big best bet is to become a lovely person, beautiful person, so beautiful that you adopt a last instruction that's what beauty is all about. You feel the goodness that calmness you feel the distance between you and material life around you where you might be wealthy Mashallah you make use of it but you don't get clinging so much so that you stuck in it that if you cannot live up to a certain level, you are depressed if that's the case, we'd all be depressed in Zimbabwe when the lights go for two days. Well,

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someone sent me a message this morning asking me Am I allowed to pray in the dark? Are you allowed to read Salah in the dark and I'm like thinking Subhana life they were living in Zimbabwe we do that mostly, you know, all our Salah would be invalid if that was wrong. May Allah protect us my mothers and sisters, We are so fortunate that our problems and I'm going to word this in a way that you can take home We are so fortunate that our problems are handleable and manageable. So Allah promised is going to test the whole world and every single person on the globe my problem and yours Do you know what it is? zesa goes big deal. What's the other problem? There's no water in the tap big deal a lot

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but some people that is their life if the water stops they are depressed they need medication, believe me

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and some people if the lights go is overnight it's like they're running aside we just got to flick a generator the petrol goes you send someone with to go and collect the fuel and they'll come back in a short little while so man Allah And you know what, we've got a backup What's it called? an inverted so thank Allah Allah the problems you said you're going to test everyone with so many problems Mashallah ours are quite easy to handle. Yeah, Allah. Imagine some other people may Allah protect us. They've had bigger issues, major tests, huge tests. I don't even want to mention some of them. But major, major test, some people have been found guilty yet they will absolutely innocent in

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jail for complete life. That's a big test. May Allah protect us.

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So Allah says, Now when you're following Allah instruction and so on, you will you will have issues you will have difficulties issues, meaning you're going to go through obstacles in your life. It's not easy, Allah is testing you. He wants those who really are dedicated to be separated from those who are not dedicated. This is what Allah says, we went with the reasons why we test you many reasons. We want to elevate your status, we want to create your sense, and we want to distinguish those who are serious from those who are not so we give you opportunities to prove your mettle, Allahu Akbar. So Allah says, what are called Allah, Allah wa kafa biLlahi joaquina lay your trust in

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Allah and sufficient is Allah as a working, meaning he as a trustee or a disposal of affairs, he is sufficient, you have an issue. Lay your trust in Allah for as long as you're doing that, I think continue praying, you know, I was reading in the way

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it is made mention of how Allah does not take out some people from their problems.

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Because Allah just loves the way they worship him when they didn't problem. So when they say Allah, yada,

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yada he they've never ever said it in that beautiful way. And Allah watches and he's he loves it. So he says, hang on, just keep this person a little bit longer in this particular issue so that I really see how beautifully they calling out to me Subhana Allah and so we get upset and Allah says I just want to hear you call out to me so beautifully. And you say yeah, Allah you are my maker. You are my Creator. I have none but you You are the one you will in your hands lies absolutely every aspect of meaning control of every aspect of existence. Yeah, Allah you are my maker. Help me I plead with you. I'm asking you and Allah says Mashallah, let us carry on for 20 more years.

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What an act of worship but we look at it No, you raise half a hand today because you driving with the other and you busy calling Li Allah and you say and you'd like wanted today like you like you deserve it right now. May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us more steadfast. May He resolve our crisis? May he never test us with tests that are too difficult for us to pass. Look at what Allah says magic.

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Hola Hola. Hola Julian. Now Allah is dealing with crises that were occurring at that particular time and the lesson is for all of us, Masha Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah Julian benefi jiofi.

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Allah has not made for any man to hearts inside his body. Let's stop there for a moment. A person says I'm a Muslim, then he goes to some other people. And he says, I'm not a Muslim. I'm just pretending. Well, he's one of the two.

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You follow? Now some people say, Oh, you see, polygamy is haram in Islam, because of this verse. Allah says, a man cannot have two hearts within his body. Well, I hear you heading in the wrong direction. It's not a part of it. It's not even connected to that in any way whatsoever. But allies here is addressing us to say that those people who are claiming that they one side, and then they go to the other side and claiming that they are on that side, they are on one of the two sides, they cannot be having both at the same time. Someone cannot say I'm a Christian, you know, they say I'm a Christian. They are people who have emailed me and said, I'm a criticism all they mean is we

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Christians, but we're very close to Islam. So they call themselves Christians. But the reality is between me and you, there's nothing like a Christian. Not at all. Christian, to me, it sounds like a little ice cream. So the truth is, you either a Christian or you're a Muslim, or you're a Jewish person, but you can be a Christian him and so on. If it's a stage that you're talking about, you're still Christian, but you considering Islam. So this is something we need to know. And this is what Allah is referring to. You cannot have two things at once and say right, I believe in Allah, but I also believe in the idols. Well, that's association of partnership and that's disbelief in Allah

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Silva. So the like, Allah is the co founder of toleration, they were on the boats, they used to call out to allow in the boats began to rock. When the boats began to rock they used to call out to Allah subhanho wa Taala. and thereafter, when they were Beckett's at Atlantis, they used to quickly go back to their idols and say, Oh, thanks for saving us. Who are you love Akbar? Allah says, We are the more independent of the two partners. So give up the Partnership for the one whom you have associated with us. As a partner, we don't need the deal.

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We do not need the deal like a wealthy businessman, for example. And there is another guy selling bananas on the side of the road. And then afterwards, you busy saying you know what I'm buying this banana for $1 or $1. For 10. I think that's about the average price in winter, it goes to $1 for five but say for example $1 14. And you say okay, the 10% of this is supposed to go to that businessman, the businessman will flick it off and say Hey, get out man. What are you insulting me for? You want to give me 10 cents out of a deal? Who do you think I am? I own millions of dollars and and this and that get out out and he will flick you off because that 10% means nothing to that

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man. This is a small example of the world in our association of partnership in acts of worship. That's what we do sometimes to Allah where the act of worship is for something or someone else. And Allah says

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I am the more the more independent of all those partners flick it off. We don't need it, keep it and let that person have it. We will call you on the day of piano. Two days ago I was on an aircraft and I was crying when I read the verse of the Quran where Allah says about the day of the AMA and Allah warns us and he says

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omarama aku

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aku leadin Azzam to

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come Shoraka on the day of the AMA the question will be asked to those who are associating partners with Allah. We do not see those people Allah will ask them we are those people you are associating as partners with us. We don't see them at all. You've come here on your own way Are they are going to help you today.

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And the last is Tata Tata Unicom, their link has been cut or the link between the two of you is totally cut. They are worried about themselves and you were busy asking them to protect you from Allah. And yet Allah says we told you always call out to us directly and you didn't want to do that. So Allah says we are those whom you associating as partners with us. We don't see them here.

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We don't see them joining you here today.

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luck, but it brings tears to the eyes people are still worshipping graves and sticks and stones and people are still worshipping trees and various other items thinking that that will draw them closer to Allah No way.

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So Allah is saying here, Masha Allah La Jolla, La Jolla mcilvain. II then says wa Jalla as Raja como la de Takahiro Nam in hoonah, Omaha, Chico.

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Neither has he made your wives whom you declare to be like your mother's backs your real mother's this you will need to understand it, I need to explain it to you. There was a way of staying away from a spouse at the time and up to today it carries on where a man doesn't, you know, he's not intimate with his spouse. And afterwards he says, you know, you like my mother, man, you know, you like my system and you know, how do you expect stuff and these are statements that are uttered. Now that is

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Such a hurtful statement for a woman. So women's rights, Allah came to the rescue and always comes to the rescue and allows it if you say that word to your wife, we will punish you, we will penalize you, we will make sure that you pay for it. So do not say that. Imagine how allies raise the female law, if you think about it, you can cry, your husband is not allowed to ever say hurtful words to you, that you're just like my mother.

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You know, to me, you just like my mother, you like my sister and saying it in a way that he's justifying abstaining from, you

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know, some people, you know, they might say in today's terminology, that, you know, I've got a wife, Mashallah, she's not only a wife, but she's like, you know, she's like a sister and a mother and a daughter and this and that, they if they are meaning, that, you know, perhaps they helped me so much that they guide me, they look after me, they they are by my side, they are this and they are that that meaning is totally different. We would still as Muslims, say, don't even use that example, you know, but if a person is meaning it in order to abstain from relations with his own spouse, and in order to belittle her and in order to make her or to justify his disassociation from her, in that

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case, Allah says, They you saying she's like your mother, she'll never be like your mother, you need to know that.

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Allahu Akbar.

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And if you say that, then Allah in another surah, Allah subhanho wa Taala in Surah, Majid Allah, Allah makes mention of the punishment, that is, the man must fast for two months without missing a day, if he misses a day, he must start again, before he can actually go back to her.

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Because why did he say that? It's as good as a divorce. Do you know that? May Allah protect us? May Allah safeguard us really my mothers and sisters, we need to learn a lot still. And so to our men, he people are saying Islam this in Islam, that while it the whole world, the women are turning to Islam. Those who are downtrodden, realize that Islam really has put them in such a high position that it protects them from all the brutal, the brutal, immoral behavior that is taking place, even amongst the armies of some of the major countries of the globe. They are having a crisis, I was reading the papers yesterday. And to believe me, I was shocked to read how much immorality is going

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on in the armies where people are abusing the women who are perhaps, you know, members of the army as well. And they are complaining left, right and center. And they're just covering it up because they know they are being treated as objects, they are there for fun. And Islam says that's not the case. You respect her. And you need to know as time passes, she will also grow old and as time passes, you will need to appreciate her sacrifice for you and so on. This is the detail this is the detail. This is what Allah has built our spirituality towards one of the things one of the things so May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us or goodness, mainly protect our sisters and the women of the

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globe. I mean

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so Allah subhanho wa Taala says you don't say that that's a very dangerous statement. Don't ever utter that. Well Masha Allah Aditya accom.

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And Allah has not made your adopted sons, your real sons. So don't confuse people. This is also a dangerous statement.

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Your adopted children are not your real children and they will never be your real children on the Day of Judgment, they will be called by their own father's names, their own father's names. I'm not making a mistake, not mother's names, father's names.

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Some people say no, your mother, your mother, it's your father's name. If someone says no, but I heard this person, it's your father's name.

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Mama Jalla de la consola says the same way that your wife will never be your mother, your adopted son will never be your real son. So you just got to make it clear. You know, so now it says but Allah says the growth and he guides to the right way. Allah says the truth Allah is not embarrassed regarding the truth. So do not be embarrassed regarding the truth. And Allah guides to the right way he knows why he has decreed what he has decreed.

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Now two questions arise. The question is say I've adopted a child. And now for immigration purposes and facilitation purposes, they need to take up my surname. What's the issue? The reality is for as long as you've made it manifest to the child. And for as long as they It was not avoidable for you to have had a different surname for them, then, because we are living in countries that are non Muslim countries, we would be allowed to get away with that. So you have a child whom you've adopted, and they've taken up your surname, just for convenience purposes because of the law of the land, but not for deception purposes. In that particular case, the scholars have made mention of its

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permissibility because that is the way out in the non Muslim land. I hope you've understood that. Question number two, if you marry someone in Islam, do you change your name? The answer is no. So Islamic ruling never ever in the history of the Sahaba or the tourbillion or Islam or is a woman supposed to allow to adopt the surname of someone who she's not.

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Listen to the pin drop silence.

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So now what happens?

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The same rule applies that I just mentioned moments ago about the adopted child, because when we live in non Muslim lands, if you go to the Muslim countries none of the women have ever changed their names, not one, not even one. They don't change the names. Did you know that your father's name come on your identity the minimum? Do you know as a Muslim Allah respects the woman so much or has given her so much respect it's worded that way Allah has given a woman so much respect that the man who she is is never lost it's your identity Come on. That is you your person but the Western world says no, take it out become a slave of your husband finish over your sending goals it's out so

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today you know people go through five six divorces because that's about the norm I think nowadays so what happens one day euro Patel the next day euro Abdullah the third the Euro Ahmed and the fourth day euro this and the sixth day euro that and the fourth and who are you my sister, but didn't I meet you last year you are Abdullah and the for the year before that you are a poor example, maybe whatever else. And you know, the other year you were a vet to what and this is this is the world knows how many times you've divorced, keep your own father's surname, even if you've been divorced 12 times they look up to you with utmost respect.

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Look at Islam. And for your information divorces on the increase on the increase on the increase. People get married. We start asking when are they breaking some federal law? That's the attitude today. Oh, you mean these two these two years down is still getting along?

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If you what Allahu Akbar, may Allah safeguard us. That's the bad attitude of of our own minds today. But that's what's going on why we don't even know why we're getting married. You know, they say I sort of political, I'm married.

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Oh, so now once the prettiness goes when I divorced. There you are. That's the youth today. That's what they think that they marrying for why they're not educated except by the television and the internet.

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But when you educate you look at the character look at the quality. If she's pretty sure the purity of the penis will stay, the physical prettiness will stay for a little while beyond which you will have to let it seep through to the heart and the prettiness of the heart which only develops further and further, you know, they say the rose continues to let out the scent. And the older it becomes the stronger the scent.

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Wow, look at everyone blushing by the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala my mothers and sisters, we need to value one another. The same applies to your husband, don't just look at him and say, now you old

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now you old now you are gold, believe me that's the way you should be looking at it. By the will of Allah the man whose sacrifice he went out to it, he might have had a few blunders. Well, everyone has a few blunders here and there. You don't need to discard the man because of a few blunders. At the end of the day. Look at his heart. Look at the good qualities he has. Sometimes a man has good qualities that nobody can replace. But because of the bad qualities that quite a few other men do have, we want to flick him off. But if you sit for a moment and think this quality nobody has, you can start crying my mothers and sisters.

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Without a joke, it brings me tears to my eyes. When I think of some of the men I know in my life and how brilliant they are yet in their marriages, they are not so happy not because they are not happy but their spouses perhaps are not happy because we need direction this dunya Allah has never ever promised you that you're going to get what you want. Allah says if you make sub, we will give you paradise. Listen to the verse of the Quran. I spoke about it yesterday, if you want to hear it, it's on the net. It's it's a lecture that I delivered in Kuwait regarding the inheritors of the gardens and allowances.

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And just trying to think of the verse where Allah subhanho wa Taala says, All

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phetchaburi masaba

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those are the people we have kept a special place in paradise because of the support that they had in the dunya

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if you want a special place, how much support are you engaging in? If you're engaging in sub thank Allah, Allah I'm making the days pass y'all I'm making things happen this this is my Southern Allah I'm living a positive life although everything around me seems to be negative. Yeah, Allah I want paradise. When you get to paradise, believe me, when you see that same spouse of yours in general, don't think that I'm going to be fed up and I won't even want to go to Paradise. No way. When you see him you're going to think to yourself, yeah, Allah, Allah, Allah me is this who he is.

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So wait and get there, then you then inshallah you'll be able to, to think and inshallah Allah will open the doors in a very, very great way. So if a person is married, and I was saying in a non in a non Muslim country, sometimes to facilitate for immigration purposes, and sometimes it's the law, you've got to take up the name of your spouse.

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What that means is, you're not lying or cheating to someone to say, I'm the son of my husband, or I'm the daughter or sorry, I'm the daughter of my husband. You're not lying to say I'm the daughter of my husband, but you're actually saying wife of so and so. So say for example, there is a woman called amatola and her husband is called Abdullah. So, and her father was called Abdulaziz. So she

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She was called amatola bin Abdulaziz. And that was fine. And A while later she got married in a Muslim land, you don't have a problem, you remain that way and you keep it that way you do not change it,

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where you are made to change it sometimes like in our lands, you know, here it's no longer an issue. They don't require it anymore because of women's rights. But at the same time, in some countries, they still require it, what would happen, you would now become amatola instead of Daughter of Abdul Aziz, you become amatola wife of Abdullah, so nobody's cheating anyone. It's now known as wife off, although Islam says that's not that's not the way things should be happening. But because you're forced by the law of the land in one way or another, what would happen is you would then Subhanallah have this the the, the caption in the center changed slightly from daughter off to wife off. So

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you're not actually cheating people people would know this is not your surname. Now some people they prefer to use both names, you know, because of women's rights. So they say. So they say amatola Abdullah Aziz Abdullah, what that means is I'm the daughter of this person and the wife of this person still Islam says to protect you just say your father's name. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us. And this is why these questions arise. We are toned and tuned by culture. I've heard some scholars say No, there's nothing wrong in that there's nothing wrong absolutely in that we still feel with all due respect that if it is avoidable, we should avoid it completely because it is

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the law of Allah subhanho wa Taala your father's name is what you're going to be called out on the Day of Judgment. Tomorrow, your husband might pass away you might want to get married to someone else and so on. It happens you know, even those who have promised their husbands will never marry again. Believe me a day will come when you maybe Allah subhanho wa Taala knows best. So Allah says here,

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Valley Coco lukumi. fo Hickam those are statements that you are uttering only by your mouth, they are not the reality. So watch out, which means you just saying that this person is my son, or this person is my daughter. This is in the case of people who are cheating. When you're not cheating, like I explained to you they may have adopted your surname for facilitation purposes because we are living in lands that have a different law together. But for as long as the deception is not there, inshallah it's fine. Here we're talking about those who are doing so when they could have avoided it and when it is deceptive and they lie sometimes to the child himself or herself to say you know

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what, I am your father, I'm your mother, you respectfully you need to let them know because that is Allah, they will find out on the day of the AMA, they will not forgive you in a rush. So here are losses that can be avoided. So these are statements that you are saying with your mouth, but Allah says the truth and he guides to the right way Allah is not embarrassed of the truth. Now, the next verse, Allah Subhana, Allah Allah is saying,

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we do humbly about him who accept during the law, your adopted sons, call them by their names, call them by the names of their fathers, that is more just with Allah, which means any child in this world, the most just law, according to Allah is to call them by the names of their fathers, which means you adopt the Father's name and the father, sir, that is the most just come what may, this rule seeps into divorce today as well, you know, people get divorced or they divorce. And after a while, the surname of the child changes to the mother's The only time in Islam, the only time in Islam, when a child adopts the mother surname is when that child is illegitimate, and conceived

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outside of wedlock. That is when the child adopts the mother's surname. So if you are going for Amara, or for any way, and you and you know, people see the passport, and they see that the child's name with the mother's name, they immediately think something bad about you.

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straightaway. So this is the Islamic teaching that if you don't have the Father's name that that like if you look at all the people in the history of Islam, and in the history of revelation as well, the only one who had a name, which was the mother's name is Isabel memoriam, Jesus, the son of Mary, they never ever said a male's name because he did not have a father. So that was a miracle child. But besides that, you do not have the mother's name unless it is a child outside of wedlock. This is why we say learn the Islamic rulings. And don't be afraid to accept and acknowledge the truth because Allah knows it's better for you, in the short run in the long run. So Allah says, If

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you do not know their fathers, if you do not know the fathers of these adopted children of yours, because perhaps they were dumped or because of whatever other reason, then you call them our brothers. This is so and so my brother, so and so for example, brother in Islam, or for example, a person whom I have fried and you call them with some sort of a title that would make it clear who exactly they are. And Allah says, well, a Salah come Juna, when there is no sin upon you female start to be in that which you have made a mistake regarding. So if you've made a mistake regarding something, there is nothing, no sin upon you were lacking matamata Lupo combat you are responsible

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and you

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will bear the sin of that which you have done purposely and intentionally, what kind of allow for Allah, Allah is most forgiving and most merciful.

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My mother's and sister, we've clocked beyond 12 o'clock, it's actually seven minutes past 12 I wanted to go further. But inshallah perhaps we will stop there there are one or two more things that I need to just quickly make mention of my mothers and sisters, it is very important for us to respect one another. It's very important for us to realize that Allah has protected us in every way. And it's important for us to realize that the laws of Allah, we need to think about them deeply and adopt them so that we can actually achieve success in this world and the next, you know, people say that slavery, slavery is bad and slavery is abolished. Today, I'd like to think that in the Western

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world, people get married, and the they enslave their wives point number one, whether they like it or not, they such enslavement that the very name, the very identity is changed, as though it's a possession of the male, and it's over. So now you become a person who's belongs completely and totally to your husband. And what that people are happily doing it. And they say, No, no problem. It's okay. It's fine. It's one of those things, you don't realize that that is actually the height of slavery, the height of slavery, and Islam came to protect you from that. You also have your rights, you have your freedom, you have your ownership of wealth, you have your right to do so many

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things. Do you know that as a married woman, also you have a right of so many things, and one of them is the right to your own name, to your own identity to your father, to your parents, today, people are saying about in laws and so on. While he to be honest with you, moments ago, I was reading this verse that says, they will never be like your mother's. You know, the wife will say yes, that's for sure. I'm never ever going to be like your mother, that's for sure. Definitely. People don't even know. And yet, I'm supposed to take their surnames. Now my surname and hers is one and the same thing. Imagine your in laws and your surname is one and the same thing. Your mother in

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law and your surname, one, how did you get it? hers was something totally different. And so was yours. But both of you happen to come into the same family. So now you have the same surname. So you don't get along with anything whatsoever because she's your mother in law, and at the same time, she shares your surname. How'd you like that? Allahu Akbar. May Allah Subhana Allah, Allah protect us, really? And May He grant us homes that are full of happiness and goodness, whether you have that name or not, the reality is submit to Allah subhanho wa Taala. We ask Allah to grant us goodness, like I said, in the lands that we live in, we can get away with it because it's not a Muslim land. I

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know that sometimes immigration makes a big issue out of the fact that why don't you have the surname you know, maybe you just did this and maybe you just did that but the world is heading even the even the Western world is heading in the direction of these verses that we read today where women are refusing to take up their their husband's earnings. SubhanAllah when they do that, then it's considered freedom. When we do it this thing this is an Islamic radical teaching. May Allah protect us. Allah subhanho wa Taala blesses all my brothers and sisters we hope to meet again next week by the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Until then, we would say As salam aleikum wa

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rahmatullah wa barakato Subhana. Allah Subhana Allah Mohammed the shadow Allah, Allah, Allah

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