Confused Soul- Understanding Differences Sufi, Salafi, Deobandi, Barelwi
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Salam Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh
first of all, before we start, I would like to
thank the organizers of today's event,
the sun project organization, what is it the full name,
Sun project for inviting me.
And arranging and organizing this very important
disk discussion that we will have today. Also the masjid, I would like to thank the Imam and the committee and
all the members of the masjid for
arranging this program and accepting for this program to take place. And also all of you, brothers and sisters, for coming today. May Allah subhanaw taala, grant us Sophia and grant us the ability to discuss and say that which is beneficial for myself for all of you and inshallah bring about some sort of a better understanding and changing our life. I mean,
the topic is actually very important. And I've actually discussed this numerous times before in different places.
because it's very important, that's why as we just heard from the brother before us,
this is the reason why we are having this this discussion, the title as you all know, confused soul.
The soul is confused.
We all confused? Well, not everybody, some people are confused.
But the whole point here is that we live in a time.
Where not that there are many differences now, and they weren't before.
But we live in a time when it seems that there are more differences.
And we live in a time where there's less tolerance of the differences. We live in a time where we are exposed to these differences.
If you ask your grandparents living in Pakistan in some village, or India or Bangladesh, or wherever Somalia or wherever they are, all your parents, they lived in a village in a city in a town in a corner, where they would have one masjid, or two months jets, a small, tight knit community, full of brotherhood and sisterhood and love. Nobody knew nothing what anyone else was doing on the other side of the world. There was no Internet, there was no YouTube, there were not 300 different ways of doing liquor. Nobody was exposed to any other way except this way. And people were living with that and content and happy and it came down. And there were scholars of course, he was based on element
knowledge, someone living in South Africa, they inherited a particular way of understanding. And they weren't going home and seeing YouTube with 300 different speakers telling them 300 different things when he was living in, you know, in the Middle East, and being exposed to different viewpoints and different ways of practicing Islam. So this is why we live in a very multicultural
time and communities. And also, we are exposed to many different views.
And this is why we find people confused, disagreeing, debating, arguing, you know, there's just problems that we find everywhere, and there's less tolerance. And this is why we need to really talk about this issue.
We all know, and I'm not going to concentrate on this pot. Everybody knows every Muslim knows the importance of unity the brother who recited some verses of the Quran so beautifully before us, while others seem to be heavily Lehi, Jeremy on one of our Roku, famous verse that you must have heard of this verse from your Imam and many other speakers. And we regularly discussed this verse. So I don't want to talk about that. I need to talk about some more important issues but we all know the importance of brotherhood sisterhood of unity within Muslims. Allah says hold on to collectively to the rope of Allah will Latifah rapoo do not just unite.
Remember the name of Allah is going to modern, he was talking to the Companions. You were enemies before Islam Islam came and united you. Islam is supposed to unite not disunite
Allah says in another place, what are Turner's or oferta of Shalu do not argue and debate and have conflict and enmity because if you do, you will lose your collective power. You will become cowards. You lose your strength and might as a community, this hadith flex
Like the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, me no matter what our height of human life whether you're a believer a Muslim is an abode of love. There is no good in a believer from home there is no love pouring out the height of human love. What are you love, the one who does not show love to others, and hence others don't show love to that person. There is no hatred, no good in that person. So there's numerous texts about unity, about brotherhood about sisterhood in them and what we know now, brothers, believers are brothers and what meanwhile, whole movement, numerous but I don't want to talk about that.
But despite that, we find that in the name of Islam,
disputes, a unit disunity, friction conflict. enmities are created within Muslim communities in the name of Islam, not in the name of anything else. But actually, I'll tell you one thing, sometimes this is a habit, it becomes built in a human being, you will find those humans those Muslims who create friction and disunity in the name of Islam, you will see they will also be arguing, debating outside of Islam as well. There were youngsters they were fighting there was fighting and arguing in the school. The term to the upbringing was not right, when they were not in Islam, when they were seven year olds, when they were two year old toddlers. They were fighting at that time. They were
fighting with toys. When they grew up. They were fighting in the playground, when they were teenagers. They were fighting in the parks. They were arguing they were involved in gangs, when they suddenly became good practicing Muslims now it's all about Sufi Salafi, they open the Wahhabi Barelvi. In that set, it's part of the blood that blood has not left, it was manifested in one way and now it's manifested in another way. And you will find the same people who argue about Islamic issues will argue about cause about properties about families within laws, they will have arguments on a daily basis. Those who are come outside of Islam, they've had a Karma bringing their karma
outside of Islam. They don't have enmities, they don't have frictions, they don't arguing with them, you know, parents and with their first cousins and with you know, in laws and with other people, they're not arguing over his brother driving their cars. They're not always arguing people, you know, on the road, those are the same people who are calm in the masjid as well. They have etiquettes about them, even if they disagree, they disagree with others. And this was how the Sahaba or the Allahu Anhu were. So we need to understand this that look Islam and this we need to really understand this properly. Allah has given us a beautiful religion which is Islam. And this Deen it's
even not correct to call it religion because it's not just a religion. It's a way of life this Deen that Allah has blessed us with and this OMA that we have been created in we are the followers of the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is the most balanced OMA, it's a moderate Ummah, every teaching of Islam from the beginning to the end, is balanced with a very good Jana come to metta Wasaga, Allah tells us this we have, Allah says, We have created you a balanced OMA, every aspect of the teachings of Islam is balanced, balanced between this is what we call a stopping extreme he found in other faiths. Now, if we look at this issue, about disagreements, we find that
there is extreme balance in the teachings of Islam.
If you look at other faiths, like for example,
you look at Christianity. Well specifically look at Catholics and Hinduism. What happens there's a system if you know you might know if you don't know, then this is something worthwhile noticing.
Within other faith communities, they have a system in place which is known as the system of hierarchy.
system of hierarchy. You look at Catholics or Catholicism.
They have a system in place which is a system of hierarchy. What happens in that system is that there are select
six appointed positions. You have a cardinal or you have cardinals, you have bishops, you have the archbishop, you have the deacon, you have the Archdeacon, and then the ultimate absolute authority is given to the Pope. This person is, according to them Natsume known as infallible, he has absolute authority. He is infallible Matsu, The Hindus have the same, they have a system of hierarchy in place. In Hindus, it's more to do with the caste, pundit, etc, you are born. If you're from a certain background ethnicity, then you have that position. religious authority belongs to these people.
In Catholics, if the pope makes a decision, then that's the absolute final fatwa verdict judgment given no Christian can disagree because he is infallible
Regardless of whether his opinion his position conforms with the religious sacred scripture or not, because he has been given this divine ruling. So this one, this is what happens in these other faith communities, right?
The Pope has absolute authority because he is known as the infallible one for the problem. I mean, they have certain benefits in that system, but there are major harms. The benefit in that system, is that if there's any conflict, if there's any dispute, if there's any disagreement, whether homosexuality should be allowed or not, whether abortion should be halal or haram, whether this is halal or haram, what happens, the pope gives the final verdict. And of matter, end of story, this is absolute authority, they have one voice.
in Assam, we don't have that absolute authority. So they have this ease in that system. It's a very easy system, any conflict, you have millions of Catholics around the world problems, any disputes, if Tiller differences of opinion, final authority, absolute authority belongs to the Pope, whatever he says, and of matter.
But what happens?
There is that benefit, and we do agree that there is that one great benefit in that system.
But there are major harms in that system. One of the great harms in that system, is that if you have one human being who has absolute authority, then what happens?
What will happen?
If you have one person who has absolute authority, what will happen? It will stop and prevent any further investigation into those religious texts, the sacred texts, scholarly research, study, discussion, debating positively will all cease. Because what's the point? If for example, we had within Muslims, one person, the chef Imam here for the whole Muslim Ummah, one authority, whatever he says, that said, No Muslim or any part of the world can disagree. The shareholders are for example, or the Imam of Makkah. That's it? What would happen?
Why would me and students of knowledge, spend 1015 20 years looking, debating, discussing going through the Quran, the Sunnah, going through chains of transmission, looking at the statements of the sahaba. Because if we come after five years to an alternative opinion, what's the point? Because we can't follow that opinion. We can't say to anybody else, because one person who makes the decision, so scholarly discussion, debating, discussing, teaching, studying, when all sees that's a major harm.
And the other harm. The great harm in that system, according to the Muslims, is that if one person has finally absolute authority, then what would happen? That one person, we don't consider that human being to be infallible? According to us Muslims, only the Gambia, the prophets of Allah Now assume this person could not really be worthy of that position. And there has been cases within the Catholics that there were certain people who are absolutely like muggers had no piety or righteousness about them. They somehow were elected because remember, these people are elected by human beings, or the Cardinals elect, the government sometimes elect the public elect, not Allah
elect, right? So there could be severe malpractice, the person could not be worthy, he could just change and play around with the religion as he wants a nobody to question nobody to challenge his authority. These are two major harms, according to the Muslims. What do we do the Muslims? Because then they ask us, okay, we have these two harms. You don't have one absolute authority, okay? We have these two harms. But we have one great ease. We are not fighting every day every mosque is not fighting with another mosque. We don't keep on fighting and arguing you can't
you Muslims cannot agree there are as many opinions in the Muslims, as many Muslims there are in the world. Every Muslim has his opinion.
So who decides? And they always in the media recently, they've been asking these questions. Is there not one authority for the Muslims just in England? Is there not one voice one authority one voice for the Muslims? Is there no sum? And that's why the government what did they do they try to see who represents Islam who represents Muslims, they sometimes you know, contact this organization, sometimes they want this organization sometimes that organization and you know why they contact certain organizations based on what they want anyway, but they want someone
who is speak on behalf of all the Muslims and they have been trying for years and this has been for 1000s of years people have been trying and they will carry on trying it will never happen until the Day of Judgment because
Allah doesn't want it to happen. And it's never meant to be.
We don't need one single voice. The answer to that question basically, that's you might be asked by some non Muslim who speaks for the Muslims. Is there not one single voice? Because we have one person, the Pope, we have one person, the bishop, the Archbishop of Canterbury, we have one authority, absolute final authority. Everybody has to accept. Don't you have one Imam one che?
Well, one grand mufti of the world, or one Mooster head, who just speaks on behalf of Paul, who decides? If you are if you are asked that question, then the answer is, then you need to understand this clearly.
The answer is that to this question that who decides for the Muslims, and how do you all agree on one issue?
The answer to this is that
in Islam, we have two categories of issues or rulings. How many categories two categories you need to really focus on this and to pay attention. We have two categories of laws.
We have one category of injunctions of laws of the teachings of Islam, that are known as in Arabic, kata, yet known as what kata yet, kata yet means absolute decisive, but three, but a yet known as absolute decisive knows of Islam. And on the other hand, we have another category of laws and injunctions and teachings of the Quran and Sunnah that are known as a calling to everybody of one yet non decisive probable. Okay, these are the two categories, but our yard absolute decisive laws of the Quran and Sunnah.
And Allah says this in the Quran, who Allah the answer the article Kitab men who are here to convert who normal Kitab Whoa hieromartyr shall be hurt for a Melodien of your co op him. So you're going to have your own amateur Sherpa Herman who will fit in with Willy Wonka. Yeah, I don't know who illallah wa Rossi Hoonah feline may be law talks about this. There are certain verses in the Quran, certain teachings of Islam that are known as a yard or comet also known as Mohammed absolute decisive clear black and white. Just like you know, this guy is white right now. Well, you might be white or blue, I don't know. But just like you can you know, you know this is brown, you know where
you are absolute categorical. These are known as Kataria to convert others are known as bernia. Omar shall be hurt, probable, non decisive. And then Allah goes on to explain that the real verses of the Quran the real teachings of Islam are the ones that are up for three years focus on them. As far as the vinyasa concerned, Allah says that there are certain people what they do is they get to be our own amateur Sherpa. They run around these non decisive rulings, not because they want to seek knowledge not because they want to become better Muslims, but they do that in order to keep the fitna to spread to search to want and desire fitna tribulation confusion conflict because it's in
their makeup, it's in the builder, they don't, they can't have a life without causing some you know, some people have it in their nature they like to, you know, they like the match, throw it and run away from fire like shaytaan and just watch the fireplace. They like to do that. If they're all fitna, you know, life becomes too boring for them, if it's all peaceful, life is too boring for them. If Muslims are not fighting, life is too boring for them. If there is not conflict about where is Allah and this and shuriken, Cofer and Veda and Hanafi and this and that is too boring for them. Islam is too boring. So Allah says, if there are all fitrah, what
Allah the real meaning of these things are not known except by Allah and the people of knowledge, say, in Arabic, but anyway, these are the two categories.
The first category, the most common criteria, the absolute rulings of Islam, like for example, the prohibition of fornication Zina, these are clear there are no differences of opinion regarding these issues. Right, no difference of opinion, prohibition of Zina of the obligation of offering Salah, the obligation of fasting, the obligation of zakat, the obligation of hedge and then lots of you know, rules about how can I borrow the rights of your parents rights of your children, marriage issues, divorce issues, you know how to cheat one another. There are verses in the Quran like Surah gerat, where Allah talks about personal relationships. Yeah, you're Latina. lineable cathedra men
have been who you who believe avoid suspicions avoiding suspicion in the Battle of anything, because suspecting Muslims of doing things, not giving the benefit of the doubt is sinful. Well, it just says who do not
Find Muslims and do not do not spy on others whether they just assume well I asked about the compiler do not backbite This is a categorical absolute ruining the prohibition of backbiting. There is no difference of opinion in this category is there would you hear like okay, this group stoke poachers must say Reba is halal, this other mosque saying Riba is haram, this group Hanafy say jealousy is halal. America say jealousy is haram. Do you ever find that? No. Does anybody say okay, Xena is halal. Once I know if maybe It's haram once a mcru. You have to fast someone say you have to someone says you don't have to know. There is no difference of opinion, wherever you are on any part
of this world. No differences of opinion in these two rules
that numerous numerous laws of Islam are PATA yet categorical absolute. So the question who decides for the Muslims? What's the answer? If it's two? If it's the laws relating the teachings related to this first category, then what's the answer?
What's the answer?
What's, what's the answer?
What's the answer?
Yes, very good. Say Loudly brother.
We don't need decisions. There is no one's disagreeing. Nobody is disagreeing. We don't need anyone to decide everybody's united. So that one category. It's okay. We don't need anyone to decide.
And you know what that category is actually the majority of the Islamic groups, maybe 60 70%. That's the majority. But it doesn't seem like that's the majority. Because why? Because we live in a time where people like to make more of a fuss about the minority 30% of the laws of Islam, and not focus on the majority of the laws, the real teachings of Islam, because they're boring. Have a course or a talk here of, of the share in the masjid, about who should in prayer. How do we bring about the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said in the Hadith water has shown what are the Loulan also your prayer with concentration with Osho? Think about it reflect when you recite Subhanallah Houma
will be handled with a rock smuggler to Allah. Allah Allah look think about the meanings. Think about Surah Fatiha, concentrate, bring about you know the awareness of Allah Alia sun, the hadith of Gibreel says and tabooed Allah hookah Nica, Tara Phelan Contura, who for you know who Yurok worship Allah as though you are seeing Allah, if you can't reach that level, then at least know that Allah is watching over you talking about concentration in prayer, talk, if you have talked about that, you can people are not that interested. Have a talk about there's going to be a debate where is Allah? Everybody will come running? Yes, let's go on. Let's see, you know, debate or debate about whether
hands should be here or here, which is a secondary issue of the second category, which I'm coming to. Secondary issue more important is the horseshoe in prayer. But nobody wants to talk about that. We don't want to learn about that. The Quran says foil mousseline Alladhina, whom and Salah to himself who have concentration in prayer. Worship Allah offer your prayer as though you are what you are seeing Allah, the what happens to us, sometimes we worship Allah and we are seeing people next to us whether he's like this, or like this or like this, or Allah is saying, Sorry, the messenger salAllahu alayhi salam is saying in the Hadith, worship Allah offer your Salah as though you are
seeing Allah you are lost in your prayer in your devotion, you don't know who's sat or stood next to you. That's your prayer. I mentioned this one incident that once I was praying
next to someone and you know the way you raise your finger, there's different ways and I'm going to come to that you know the second category but there are different ways of praying and so now there's different Sooners. So anyway, there's one opinion is that when you shadow hola hola, hola. Hola. Hola. From the beginning, when you raise your finger, your index finger you keep on shaking the finger. Okay, that's one opinion, which is opinion of an American it's sound strong opinion. There's another very sound opinion which is you raise it and you lower it. That's it. The person pray next to me. I follow the one way I don't shake the finger. So this person was next to me. Praying so
there's my finger. Should I learn how long I should have no Mohammed Abu rasuluh down. He saw me and he was of the opinion it's like this. So he saw me anyway.
In Salah he shoved me and he said raise your raise a finger.
Now is this guy, this brother, nella grant him hydrogel. I don't even remember who he was. He was just randomly few years ago.
It was I think at a university somewhere I can't remember exactly now where he was. But he was more concerned about my finger than he was supposed to be offering Salah as though he is seeing Allah and not seeing
Me and my finger and Tao would Allah hookah Anna Katara for inlanta Contura Hofer, Inna, who Yurok
so this is the point. The majority of the laws of Islam are from this category of a yard decisive laws. But it does not feel it does not see that these are the majority because we don't focus on them. We don't talk about them we don't discuss them as much. Go on to the internet forums. There's not much discussions, start the internet thread forum that look Allah says in the Quran that avoid suspicion, It's haram to suspect give people the benefit of the doubt have a talk about the prohibition the Haram sin of suspecting you know, like, okay, there's a brother for example. You saw somebody Salah time 630 As of Salah in the masjid suddenly you saw one brother who just went past
the masjid is not coming into the Masjid. Let's do a talk. Let's collect a real 100 reasons that you could give someone the benefit of the doubt why isn't he coming to the masjid? Not that Oh, this guy look at him is not praying Salah Allah says don't suspect maybe he has a reason. Think make her talk that how can you give people the benefit of the doubt.
Maybe he has to go home because there's an emergency he has to go to the hospital. His father his mother is ill. Or for example is offered Salah in another masjid and he is going past here came to drop some bags off and he's going and his wife's calling and has to run home because his wife has called him.
So he Oh he has to go to another message because there's some verse, this this these are the important teachings of Islam. You did a course a lecture a talk on the prohibition of backbiting. Riba is haram.
The prohibition of jealousy, the prohibition of hatred, the prohibition of enmity,
the rights of your wife, the rights of your husband, the rights of your parents, the rights of your children, right, so fellow Muslim brothers and sisters around us.
This is the majority of the laws of Islam, we don't argue we don't need to argue about them because there's no disagreement, no one needs to decide for us in those laws. So, those are the main laws of Islam. On the other hand, we have the second category.
The second category of laws are what the done yet the probable the non decisive
the ones that are not clear black and white, then the question the same question, who decides
in that second category of laws, this before I tell you this, what the second category is, the second category consists of number one, certain secondary issues of Aqeedah. And number two, the or the hole of
the second category consists of what some secondary juice years secondary issues of Akita, the first category is the category consistent consisting of
main parts of a pizza, as well as lots of fake which is, you know, decisive, where there's no two opinions and you know, social rulings majority of the time. So like, for example, in the first category, we believe in Allah believe in the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam believe in the hereafter, but even the angels believing in the Quran, the Quran is a true Book from Allah subhanho wa taala, there is no change, there's an alteration basics of D, which every child knows, the second category has, you know, secondary aspects of Akita secondary, and the third rulings.
Now, the question is, who decides about this? Because they're not clear. The answer is,
we still we again, don't need anyone to decide, because Allah does not want us to decide, Allah does not want all the Muslims to follow one way, Allah and His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam never intended us to follow the same way. And the greatest mistake or the elementary first mistake, the basic mistake, fundamental mistake and error we make is that we misunderstand the meaning of unity. Unity does not mean every Muslim has to do everything like other Muslims, every Muslim prays in the same way or understands Islam totally in the same way. That is not the meaning of unity. Unity means you agree to disagree. Unity means you accept differences of opinion. And this has not
happened today. We're not saying this from 2003 and 2010. This was from the time of the Sahaba, not the time of the messenger sallallahu alayhi salam, because at that time, we had one single authority
at the time, even though there are examples in the time of the messenger sallallahu alayhi, wasallam, that there were two opinions because they could not go and ask the messengers of Allah himself, but they are rare because normally, if to Sahabi sitting in the masjid, probably you need to pray like this. No, no, it's like this. Okay, let's go after fajr. Let's ask the messengers of Allah.
Why'd you send him? He says fine, and the story dispute ended. He was infallible. Right. So one single absolute authority was there not a problem. After the Messenger of Allah, Allah to Allah He was set up and why they left this world and he went to the next world since that day. As soon as he left there was a laugh between the Sahaba about his Janaza prayer, it started from there about his funeral prayer from day one,
as soon old backer and honor the Allahu anhu, the greatest two individuals of the ummah of the messenger, salallahu Alaihe Salam disagreed about major issues
from day one, and it carried on because now they don't have an absolute authority.
Now they don't have absolute authority from the time of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam. There are hundreds of examples where the Sahaba just agreed, but they the hearts were united, hundreds of examples, major issues when I say Aqeedah secondary issues of Aqeedah Abdullah Hebrew Abbas Radi Allahu Anhu
you know Abdullah who Ibis
he is the first cousin of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, even though he was quite young in age and the messenger Salallahu Alaihe. Salam treated him like a nephew, but he was the first cousin, the son of Abbas.
He was very close to the messenger SallAllahu sallam, he had major differences in terms of secondary issues of a pedo without a shadow the Allahu anha did the messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam see his lord in mirage or not? They have major differences. Abdullah Abbas says one thing I shadowed the Allahu Allah say something else. They didn't agree. But did they hate each other? No. They loved one another from the heart. And this is why they say that Elena who Sharon Kulu if Taylor is disagreeing with hearts being one killer is where your hearts
are towards you are at odds with one another you hate each other from the heart hearts are disunited.
Alright, shatter the Allahu Anhu was of the opinion that the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam did not physically see with his eyes his Lord and miraj Abdullah who are both said yes,
there are followers that have subsequently had differences of opinion, their followers their followers till today, you have Hadith like the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was actually asked, Did you see your Lord? He said moon and Rahu I mean, this is if I wrote it, you would have been easier to understand.
Now it's written but the way you read that there's two opposite meanings. No ruin an aura light. How can I see him? If you read the same words if you read no Ronnie you neuron neuron and Rahu neuron Anna. You could read the neuron unit.
Both ways you can read it. If you say neuron Inara who the transmission is light. He was a light, Allah is light. How could I see him? Noorani Yun Ara, he was full of light. I saw him
basically just the way you read it.
And that's why there are differences of opinion
about when a person is buried in the grave. Can that very person hear the sound of the living people have to live in a bus or the Allahu Anhu was of the opinion yes, and the majority of the Muslim ummah, accept this opinion. Aisha Radi Allahu Anhu the wife of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said never when his varied he cannot hear one sound of the living people. But we all most of the OMA disagree with Aisha Radi Allahu Allah. Do we hate her eyeshadow? Anna? No, she had a Miss Miss judgment about this issue. She understood it slightly differently from the messenger Salallahu Alaihe. Salam, when subsequently there are differences. So from the time of the Sahaba, the Allahu
Anhu. These secondary issues have always been debated. And they've always been discussed a few days ago, somebody asked me about is the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, you know, can it was his shadow? What do you say? Did you have a shadow or not? I said, come on. There are better things to discuss. He says this, I said it's not even part of the feeder. He said no. I said this is not part of Akita who told you this is the issue of other people. So now I want to know whether I said we're going to do about this. If we had or not. It's got nothing to do. You will not be asked on the Day of Judgment. If you asked in your grave did he? Did you really know whether he had a shadow or not
just tell the Angel of Death just send him over to me.
You will not I will guarantee you will not you will be asked man Rob Booker, did you recognize your Lord Who is your Lord? Did you worship Allah? Did you build a connection with Allah? You will be asked a min Nabi Yuka or Madhava Rajan? Did you follow the Sunnah of the messenger?
Your son Allahu Allah, Islam, did you obey his commands? Did you abstain from the things he made? Haram? Did you follow the things that he made? Compulsory? Did you emulate him? That's the question. Medina AKA, not did he have a shadow or not? If you want to find out, there's nothing haram, but it's not an issue of either. And I gave him an example. I gave him an example. I said, it's the issue of Shama, you know, people make a big debate about this. Did you have a shadow of note, this issue? It's not even an issue of a feeder. It's an issue of Shama, you know, what Shama? Ellis Shama is the characteristics of or the physical feature of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, how
long was the head of the messenger? Salallahu Alaihe Salam in normativity as a whole book, was it till here or was it in here was it till here Wafra Lim Juma? What kind of clothing did he wear? What kind of beer did he have? There's actually a difference of opinion between the Mojave food and the great Syrah authors or their yard and all these people who wrote books on the sea or on the chameleon of Sedona, Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi salam, did he have brown hair? No, sorry, did he apply? Evolve Bobby's
die, did he apply dyeing his hair or not? So big discussion, difference of opinion, many Maha detune and scholars of Hadith and Sira and prophetic biography of the opinion that no he did not. He never applied.
brown dye Abu Bakr Radi Allahu Anhu he did say that Alma are dead, but the messenger Salallahu Alaihe. Salam did not, however, and their opinion was that his hair some of them, you could see that there were light brown, and the reason in his beard, so Allahu Allahu Salam. And the reason was because he applied a lot of oil. So it's good to apply oil. You know, it's one of the sudden on your head. Olive oil is good. You know, people always ask me about I said, I always apply olive oil. It makes your beard, you know, it's, it's good for the beard and it's also the Sunnah of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, olive oil he's to apply and because if you actually if you do
excessively applied, your beard starts becoming brownish as well. So that's some of the MaHA detune that was their opinion. On the other hand, there was some other Hadith when they heard narrations they've got their own change to the Sahaba that no use to apply brown dye. Remember, black is haram, the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said with wo psyllid pure black dye is not permissible because the deception there, that dark brown brownish henna, etc it's actually recommended. You can also quit it sunnah. If not you, if the Messenger of Allah Allah said him, didn't he verbally he said he said which Turnbull had a solid, his he said, you know, sorry, how you how the shape, change
this old agenus he actually encouraged it. So it's a sunnah verbal sooner or not. He didn't do it practically. But he encouraged it. And I'll look at other law and also it's good, you know, especially men married men look after yourself, you know, your wives. Doesn't mean that you know, once you get married for 20 years, then that's it. It doesn't matter. It's all old, boring marriage. No, no, no, you have to work at your marriage, even when your eight year old Buddha, no problem. So
there's a discussion whether he had brown hair or not sorry, whether he applied what henna or not. I said to this brother last week, I said you're asking me the question. Did he have a shadow if not, is exactly the same question like this. Is it part of Aqeedah Yeah, I am. I am part of Akita. My Akita says that I believe that he used to apply henna in his beard. So it was a no, no, no, you're wrong. Aqeedah myopia is the means to a plan and is he a matter of Pisa? No, it's not a matter of it's a matter of fact, there's two different opinions. You know, whichever one you know, you your scholars, your teachers have taught you Inshallah, take that Allah will not ask you, the messenger
Salallahu Alaihe Salam will not stop you from shefa and hold the poo. Did you know how many did I apply henna in my beard or not? Did you learn? No, you're not getting know how the water? Nobody's gonna say that. This question? Did you have a shadow of not not? It's not a question. It's a fact issue. And there's a discussion. Many scholars are of the opinion that he didn't have have a shadow. Some of the majority have an opinion that he did. Okay, but there are some durations, but it's not a problem. You know, it's not really something that we really need to know about. Yes, in an academic way, in a classroom setting, you can discuss it, and it's not an issue of Akita. It doesn't make you
a Sufi or a students or it isn't to make you a Sunni or take you out of being a Sunni. It's got nothing to do with being Sunni. It's an issue of what kind of head clothing used to it. What kind of Amana or turban he used to wear sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam. So anyway, this second category of issues, the A yard, the probable
these are issues that Allah did not and Allah does not want us to follow one single way.
You might say why did you ask Allah
I never asked Allah door.
But we know that Allah did not want us to unite. I'll give you an example how we know this. You know there's a verse in the Quran where Allah says wilmuth Allah Katara busta via and fossa Hina Thalassa Kuru women who are divorced Surah to Dakar I think
women who are divorced, you will know they have to do you know when a woman gets divorced? So the Quran says, divorced women, when they are divorced, they must observe the waiting period known as Ida for three Velocita. Who for three,
what is it word allah use guru.
Now that word guru,
if you look at it from a linguistic pick up the dictionary, from the Arabic language point of view, it has two opposite meanings. One meaning is menstrual period. And the other meaning is the period of purity when there's no menstrual period, the non period of menstruation, two opposite meanings completely opposite from day one. Within the Sahaba there was a major difference of opinion
whether this word guru means hate menstrual period, or to her, the period period of purity. Abdullah Hypno Matsudaira. The Allahu Anhu was of the opinion that this word means menstruation, hence a woman's
waiting period, three cycles.
they'll have been Zaid, I think that many other companions was the opinion that this refers to, to her the period of purity. Okay, now
Allah subhanho wa Taala our Lord and Creator
does everybody believe here that he is it will hype
and Knower of the unseen the Past, Present Future everything. Everybody accepts that is there any past present future for Allah? No. Allah was knows everything knew everything from before there is no beginning who endlessness the beginning. Listen, you know there's well oh, well, you will AHA here will Boulting I then will have your shahada when Allah subhanaw taala was revealing this verse onto the heart of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
Don't you think Allah knew that as soon as the messenger salAllahu alayhi wa sallam would leave this world, there would be two major groups of the Sahaba who disagree what this word means. And because of that, there are students that are of your own would disagree. And because of that, the subsequent Imams, the Hanafi Imam Abu Hanifa, Radi Allahu Anhu says it he follows up the lightning Masuda opinion, semester period. Imam Shafi Radi Allahu Anhu says it's the opposite and subsequently their students and their students till today, you ask one share, he will say three periods of purity. You will ask another one he will say it's menstrual period. So when Allah was reading this verse, don't
you think Allah knew this will happen until the Yama Yama Do you think Allah knew? Of course Allah knew. So why didn't Allah just save everybody the hassle until you pay homage and just change the guru into whether it's halal to her whichever one you meant?
If Allah wanted, Allah could have just used hade simple, don't be no disagreement or to her purity, but Allah left it vague, so that why so that the Muslims, they have institutions, they have shares, they have others, they have data, loons, they have teachers, you have Alma, they have 200 pages of books, debating discussing what this means you can literally discuss this issue there are books written I read once about at least 40 pages on whether this word means to her or hide 40 pages. Why? Because when you read when you do that, then you will learn so many other things along the way as well. Those people who hold the opinion that it means menstrual period, they have 20 evidences
evidence, one evidence two evidence three evidence for some of some of the times it's even difficult, it goes beyond us even to understand evidences. We don't even understand sometimes when we when we study and teach in the mother says that students find it really difficult to understand how you've come to that conclusion. Quranic verses Hadith the sayings of the Sahaba the earth out of their own, and from a linguistic point of view, from the language point of view, from a certain point of view from many different angles. And the other opinion the other party also has 20 evidences. Nothing's categorical. Nobody knows for sure only Allah knows. These are human attempts.
The only time we will find out what was the real purpose
as well the intent of Allah will be where in jannah inshallah whether Allah really wanted us to put our hands here or here. Where will you find this out in Jana in a nice coffee shop in Jana, all of us I want to say to my students, one of the main things that I want to do is in the next slide in sha Allah, may Allah take us agenda, we all sit with the messenger, salallahu Alaihe Salam and tickle all the list of issues. Okay? Was he really raising your hands every time? Or was it better not to raise their hands? Just find out you know, what was the real what was really Allah wanted? Because we will never find out in this day and age in this world. You know, the issue for example?
The issue of rough oh god, oh, let's say the issue of saying Amin loudly or silently, clearly Moldoveanu humara Bollin mean
I read a book once, you can really find 80 pages, 90 pages, 100 pages in Arabic. This is another Indian, Pakistani Bangladeshi issue books in Arabic, with all the evidences. 100 pages proving that Amin should be silent. And on the other hand, you have 100 pages of evidences that army should be allowed to
hunt 100 pages from 100. You know, it's we don't even have time to read this. Forget the lay public. Even those who say I'm not going to do any business, trade anything ever in life. Still we don't have time. You might be able to do so with one issue. If somebody says I'm not going to marry no shopping, no test Tesco Sainsbury. No nappies no as there are no children, no nothing, no money, no working, no business nothing. Every day, I sleep for three, four hours and eat and go to the toilet that said but I'm going to spend my next seven years to investigate the issue whether meaning should be allowed your salary, maybe you might get a conclusion after seven years. But still it's not
categorical. Only Allah knows.
Nobody knows for sure.
Because there are conflicting narrations. Allah wanted this to happen.
The Sahaba disagreed. As I said, sometimes you might find one Hadith you know in the title of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Sometimes once the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was sitting
a man cave said yeah rasool Allah O Messenger of Allah asumu For suffer when I'm traveling, should I fast?
Connect should I fast? Should I fast whilst I travel?
He said in the first one was faster, if you wish fast if you don't want to. You have a choice, concession. Don't fast.
On another occasion, the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was
with the group of Sahaba on an expedition. And he saw you know, the Harmon. He saw a like
crowd. Yeah, he saw a crowd worker Julian cadoola. And he he saw everybody crowded on a man like someone's you know, like someone's fallen down unconscious. So he asked, he said, what's happened? He said this, this guy who was fasting so heavy, and he's really, he's close to death because of thirst in the deserts of Arabia. He said, he got he became very upset. So who told him to fast and then he said, lay seminal berry Asiya move his suffer is not part of Baron righteousness too fast while you're traveling in another rewire the one who first was is traveling is sinful. And he became very angry.
After a context, some Sahaba at the first place, some Sahaba was was set at the second place. Some of them narrated the first narration of first incident that he SallAllahu wasallam emphatically said, you can't fast some of the narrated the other one. Hence differences of opinion it carried on because one was for one situation, that man was suffering. This man who came to the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was young man like another incident where the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he asked, here, one person came, a young man came to him and they said, What a believer and I saw him Can I kiss my wife when I'm fasting in Ramadan? He said, Don't you can't kiss
another. Another occasion? Jaya che Han a che Kim says meaning an old man. Literally chef means an old man. A chef came to the messenger Salallahu Alaihe Salam, an older man. He said up below what I saw him Can I kiss my wife and I'm fasting he said Yeah, yeah, no problem. You can kiss. So some companions were already they had witness the first incident they said yeah rasool Allah messenger of Allah last time you said no, he said in a che hai yah Malika Robo. This che old man he has control over himself not like the young guy because if he starts kissing, you start doing some other things and then you will break as fast. So that's why different rules for different people. But there were
certain Sahaba who are only present with that. So they were much the hits and they narrated that to their students. And that
It became a position and it carried on to the Imams and that of your own and the Imams and their students and their students today, and this other opinion carried on till today. Sometimes it's one wording, sometimes the way you read or recite the Hadith sometimes the command, the messenger, sallallahu alayhi salam give a command. The Quran has command, you know, the command in Arabic language, known as armor.
The armor has 18 different meanings in the Arabic language, how many 18 You know, do it by for example, I have
for example, I'm teaching I'm a school teacher and a student
does wants to student who
his uh, you know, one of those students was curves all the time. And he's not obedient, well behaved student. He is one of those students who are all in messing around and all his try to take time off at every other day he's trying to scribe and make excuses and one day he comes in, you know, I've got some headache I want to go home and then so no, no, no, no, I know, you go you go sit in your class. It comes after about a half an hour, can I go I want to, or something is really hurting. He came to me 10 times the 10th time I became so angry. Okay, go.
Okay. On another occasion I was at, and this student who has never missed a class in 10 years or five years, the most obedient and well behaved student in the whole school and out of, you know, need the student ones came to me said, you know, I have a headache or something's wrong at home. Can I go home? Yeah, okay, go.
Both are okay goes.
First one, and the second one is a difference. There's a massive difference. The Zillertal Amarin. The Arabic language has 18 meanings. Sometimes when there's a command, it's actually a prohibition. Sometimes where there's a command, it's you must do it obligation would you? Sometimes where there's a command, its recommendation, sometimes like Allah says, From insha Allah for human woman, Chef, a yak for the ones who want to be a kafir be a kafir Allah is older and just in the Quran, somebody could say Allah said in the Quran via katha, but Allah says if you want to be a cover, then in artisanally Alladhina Nara, then there's punishment. Sometimes it's just for permissibility you
don't have to do it, but you may do it 18 different meanings, the from the time of the Sahaba the scholars have been looking at these commands, debating discussing, trying to understand which of these 18 meanings apply in this particular eye of the Quran, or in this particular Hadith of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Sometimes the wording there's a hadith of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. He said the Kirtle Giannini has occurred to me. There's a hadith famous Hadith, the messengers of Allah What are you saying? What did you say? The turtle Giannini the cartoon me. However, read this, the cattle Giannini listen to it carefully the cattle journey they
occur to me here remember the to the second to the third tool Giannini the cartoon me know what this hadith means. This means that if you have an animal that has a offspring in the stomach, and the animal is pregnant, and you slaughter the mother, the animal, the cat, the cat, not zakat, this is the current which will slaughter
slaughter the animal and you find a dead animal offspring of the mother cow is that cow halal or haram? To eat or not? This is a question. Okay. Now the Hadith of the messenger Salallahu Alaihe Salam says the turtle Giannini the cartoon me.
The mother slaughter? Is the child the offspring slaughter? The mother slaughter is the child's toy toy. What does that mean?
What does that mean?
What does that mean? Is it halal to eat animal or not the dead one inside? Or is it? Yes, yes. Why the offspring slaughter is the mother slaughter the mother slaughter is the offspring slaughter the cattle Janine is the Kotomi use daughter, the mother, it suffices for the child you don't have to get it alive and then say Bismillah Allahu Akbar. It's enough. However, this is only one way of reading this hadith, many Imams of Hadith and fuqaha and great scholars from the second third, fourth century. They read this that like this, the title Giannini the Khartoum, however, a large group of other Imams, they read the Kirtle Giannini MacArthur told me not to now the chain meeting
is completely opposite.
The meeting now is the mother the child slaughter is done in the same way as the mother stood. That's a translation that to change into the the bomber changing into effect ha has changed the meaning totally. Now the meaning is
the child's the offspring slaughter is like the way you slaughter the mother
The Offspring slaughter is similar to the slaughtering of the mother. Which means that if you find a live animal, you started the mother and from the stomach pops out a offspring, it's alive the way you did the mother, you have to do that slaughter. And if it does not come out alive and dead, then that animal is haram. So by reading to its Halal by reading, It's haram. In the earlier times, there was no Arab in our sacred texts, you know, the Quran didn't even have them firsthand. Casa.
Do you know which was later on the Hadith, let alone Hadith that the number of attackers that came long time ago, there were no dots let us banter and thought you can't distinguish. There are no two dots in the town, there were no three dots in the file and no bottom.on The bar.
That's how our text came, the Sahaba that have your own the early Muslims, they spend their lives and dedication to the limit. And that's where we really need to, you know, show our gratitude to the early Muslims, the great, you know, imams and the setup of this ummah, of the first and the second century who preserved the Quran and the Sunnah, and the teachings of Allah and His Messenger, sallallahu alayhi. Salam to today. But we will have differences. It's not possible not to have differences. So to conclude on this
because we you might have some questions about this. Second, I want to continue on this, the second category of laws and rules. The question was what? Who speaks for the Muslims who decides? We said there were two categories. The first category like the brother here, said, No one needs to decide, because there are no differences of opinion. The second category again, no one needs to decide because we don't need one opinion. Yes, what we need is tolerance. All we need is respecting differences of opinion, what we need is learning to live with one another what we need is agreeing to disagree. I'm not saying here that everybody says everybody's right. Because that's not going to
be possible. That's not going to be possible.
What's not going to be possible, everyone's right. No, you know, I had to talk Kwantlen University up north, I think it was Liverpool University. And the title was, who's right, so I said, Hamdulillah, we're gonna start, you know, and then I started, I said, who's right?
You're wrong. I'm right. I just was just joking. But that's the problem. Everyone thinks I am right. Everybody else is wrong. There is never a possibility of not even a remote not even a duct possibility of me being wrong. It's not to otter yard is money. But it's just we will never entertain the idea. Maybe, maybe we could be wrong. Never comes to any group today. But I am going to say that of course you think you are most likely right? That's everyone's hot. That's everyone's right. Everyone's right is to think that we are most likely right? Everyone's right, to think that they are most likely right? Most likely correct. Let me change the right and correct now. Everyone's
right. Because you will not be following a particular way. If you don't, if you thought everybody's right, then why bother with one particular group become one day, this next day, something else? And third is something else. So I'm not saying that everybody's right. Every group has the right.
To believe that we have a principle and this principle has been going since the time of the Tavi
Hatha Ahmed have already now Hatha.
Our position, our understanding our
approach of this issue, we believe this particular way, our position is the correct position. But there's a possibility of an error. And the position of other people is incorrect. But there is a possibility of them being correct. That's the spirit with which the Sahaba lived. That's the spirit with which the 30 own lived and disagreed. And that's the spirit with which the early Muslims lived and disagreed. They always thought there is a possibility, but this is the we think this is the most correct way. So in this second category, this is what we need to learn and we need to respect differences of opinion. We have a whole issue. There's this books written on other words, they love
the etiquettes of disagreeing. The Sahaba disagreed, but they had etiquettes and the mama shelfie, or the Allahu Anhu once had a massive disagreement with somebody about an issue of Salah. But what happened when they were leaving, they had a long two hours debate. And when they were leaving, leaving when they were departing
one another, you know Shafi held his hand and he said yeah, but Musa he was an imam.
But he was known as a loser. He held his hand before he left. He said make sure remember one thing we've had a two hour debate about one issue have you have your opinions I have and we discussed
In detail, but remember, Allah, Allah used to be on your corner in one world, famous Allah is not possible. Make sure we must remain as brothers even though we disagree in one issue. We still we are still brothers.
The problem here is that when we disagree about religious matters, it's like the other party is worse than a coffee.
Seriously, we can smile at a Christian, a Jew, a non Muslim, but a Muslim from another mosque. We can't smile. Of course, that Muslim is far better than any non Muslim who's out there. He believes in Allah. Any Muslim here who doesn't believe in Allah, every Muslim believes in the messenger sallallahu alayhi salam, there is no Muslim on this planet. Who does not love Allah and His Messenger, no Muslim, no Muslim, every Muslim loves Allah and His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, but people express their love in different ways.
There is no Muslim who doesn't love everyone wants to attain the real teachings, but these are all attempts. These are all attempts. So we see this the other Dutch the Sahaba had their own heard
Imam Malik Imam Abu Hanifa Imam Shafi Muhammad handled amazing etiquettes
but the point is that we like to argue like I was saying that we live in a time where people thrive on controversies. We like controversial issues. Because by nature we are you know, we like sensationalism we like you know something's happening. Yes, argue debate Allah on the throne. Is he on the sky? Is he on the earth? Is he everywhere? Is he there? He did more than what offering to Dakar. Tahajjud prayer night and crying and begging to Allah Allah will not ask you the details and nitty gritties of his heart.
The guy who the two brothers who debated until Fajr salaah, probably Mr. Fisher as well about where was Allah? Allah is not going to ask you about that is going to ask you about your future prayer.
Because it's it's nice it's good you know, it's fun and he happens to young people you go on any internet internet forum, people swear at one another your father this your mother this because they were arguing about something about Islam.
Really, they swear and slander something you would not even say to your worst enemy on the earth. You know some of these YouTube clips that I've seen how we left them I was a biller. It's crazy. From Pakistan and elsewhere there's two parties having a debate about whether you should say Amin loudly in prayer or not or whether you should put your hands here or there or whether you should raise your hands to parties and the way they are arguing seriously I will not talk you would not we would not talk to our worst enemy like they're talking to one another. They've got like hundreds of books here hundreds of books here. Do you have other Hadith Buhari bring it here and then other guys
is here because No, no show it and this other brother is like pulling and then they dropped you on the floor? The book of Allah the book of Hadith of the messenger SallAllahu. And he was sitting on the floor, arguing about you know, there was one place in one city in the subcontinent where there was some people who are of the opinion that admin should be loudly mean so they would come and you know, there was a masjid where people used to say sign and so they would come and you know, call other people just make sure go cause some fitna to welcome me and then these guys are saying, well, what are you guys doing? Well, you know, when they used to have skirmishes and no punches thrown
outside, and those police have police and everything that these guys crazy what the police are going to think
just imagine, you know, what's, what's your argument about going arrest you about ammunition say loud, you're silent, they come on. They laugh at us. The non Muslims laugh at Muslims. There's one sister who recently few years ago embraced Islam she became Muslim the day one what happened, a group of people came said these are the books. Next day another group came these books are uncovered better, takes us away. These are the books she said oh no. Okay, maybe I got in the hands of the wrong people. Third day somebody else came these galore deviation everything did not didn't follow these books. The fourth day, no, no, who gave you these books? These books? Seriously, I'm not
making this up. I heard this from a person who knew this incident. A fourth he said, Forget Islam who why bother with something where every day someone comes and gives you different books. As she became a Muslim. She left Islam after four days.
And he just talked to her about Allah and His Messenger, just basic stuff. Maybe if she wants to study herself 1015 years, then she will come to a conclusion. So this is a big problem. And you know what happens? I made some points. I didn't even talk about any of the points that I made. But yeah, one of the points here that even if we actually now we live in a time where we you really need to respect these differences of opinion, more so than ever. Because you know, the Muslim ummah right now, we are on fire, you know, like the examples some of the scholars have given imagine a house is on fire.
Imagine May Allah save all our house
Yes I mean that imagine someone's house is on fire okay you have the father living there the mother living there the daughter in law living there the sister in law living there the husband there the wife there are so many people living there. And you know in the family small small disputes, every family small small disputes, it happens two sisters, two brothers, you're sharing, you know,
their mother in law and daughter in law had some exchanges at 9am or 10 to 11 o'clock. You put too much salt okay, or whatever they had. And in the afternoon the house is on fire. The mother in law's upstairs. What will she do? She's shout Okay, good. Haha You know, you know the house is on fire. Hope you die. You put some less salt in the in the food anyway, I'm just going jumping from the top and you can die. I don't care where they do that. Two brothers had an argument in the house 10 minutes ago, and the house is on fire.
One brother will literally give his life to save his brother with whom he had an argument 10 minutes ago, wouldn't he? He would save your own brother your mother even though small differences. The Muslim owner is on fire right now. We don't have we have the small small differences. But we need to save one another like you would save your fellow you know your your real sibling, your blood brother. You don't say okay, die, it's okay.
Let the fire eat you up and you can die and burn.
So this is not a time that we're living in where we have time we are at liberty of arguing and debating about these issues.
So I'm going to end with this. This issue. What I did not say is to people to change. People stay on this this last point is very important. What do we do in this case? When lots of people are saying lots of different things? This is the final point. Who do we ask who do we trust?
Who do we follow?
There's this group that group HTTJF TBT stmt. You know, I don't know how many different groups that are in Sofia Salafi joven. They actually were happy they open the browser. A million names. First of all is who is a Moroccan will Muslim in Dominica blew off he had in the Quran Allah says he's in a Brahim peace be upon him called you Muslims call yourself Muslims End of story. It's not haram to use some names. It's fine. Like you know, it's just a secondary, but really the best name is to use a slop. The question is,
Who do you follow? Before that one point and then the last final issue is we also live in a time where we like to play the victim mentality.
What what what mentality, the victim mentality? We have certain groups.
Yes. As I said, this is actually a continuation of the last point that I did not say everybody has changed, we must carry on following the position or the you know, the understanding of Deen that we are all following whichever one you are following.
With the possibility with the thought that we could be incorrect. Like I said, we think most likely we are right. But there's a possibility of being incorrect and the other party is most likely incorrect with the position of possibility of being right. So we aren't change. But this issue, this this point, that the other party.
Yeah. But what happens today
we like to play the victim mentality. You know what that means?
In order to prove that we are right, everybody has to be wrong. We are exclusively right.
The only we are the only Sunnis, we are the only people going to Jannah we are the only ones everybody else hates Allah. Everybody else hates the messenger. Salallahu Alaihe Salam, everybody else is in Cofer or everybody else is insured. Everybody else is in beta we only the true up either. We only want to read we are only this way. We are the only ones. Why? Because the whole focus has changed to ourselves, my group, my che my people, my crew, my flock, my group. anyone talks about somebody else, we like to put everyone else down. How are you my chef? Metis that's it. It's like a gang mentality. Happens in across board, every community and I'm going to affect every community.
Every community that happens in my community, in your community, every community this, this cult mentality. Islam did not come. The focus should not be on your show. The focus should not be on your scholar, anyone who calls you and reminds you more of a scholar and he shaved than a running messenger. It's a wrong focus. If you are thinking more about your teacher, your chef your group, more than Allah and His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi wa sahbihi wa sallam, but you've missed the point totally. That's not the focus
It becomes cults, cultish, and that's where we have these group mentalities. And that's where we have these gangs. So in order to remain this, this victim mentality, you know what this victim mentality means we are the only correct ones. Because, you know, if we don't do that, this vector victim mentality, then who's going to follow us if we say we are the only correct ones? If we don't do that, if other people could be you know, give a Jamar token say, there could be other people, right? Then you know, you're not going to get people following because you know, the blood of the community as well. Like, you know, when it comes to politics, the blood is like, yeah, we're just
one group one party. It's natural human blood. So you want your Imam give me the hope of saying some coffee machine without everyone use? Me? Yes, yeah, you need to vent it take it out somewhere. Some of the non Muslims take it out in the football pitch. They take it out whilst watching Money United vs Liverpool and Liverpool the better team the non United so you know, they that's where they take it out. So they win the championship. Yeah, everything's gone enough. Human beings need to need to take it out somewhere. So these guys take it out in the masjid. Some people take it out marching in politics. People have to take it out somewhere where they're going to take it out.
Seriously, this is psychological, you have to understand the human makeup. Some some of these people take care of, you know, on on Friday nights at nights, you know, the non Muslim skirmishes on the road. Someone, lots of people they need to take the frustration out the blood. And some people have more heated blood than others. Yeah, as Asians and Pakistanis, we have more heated blood than some other communities. That's where we find more fights in our communities and other places. This is an issue that we need to really focus on that we should not have a victim mentality and the Chi The principle is what made her wanna so he hung up
on that have already know how to own your tomato, Sarah, our opinion is correct possibility of us being incorrect. And the others are incorrect possibility of incorrect. A final point. What do we do? Who do we trust?
Yes, you answer that
question. Go ahead.
Of course, yes.
A bit. You're slamming me ask this question.
Who do we because this is everybody asked this question. What do we do? One Imam one Masjid here is something else. Another message is saying, you know, because people are confused. People are really confused. People are really confused. Someone says one thing someone says follow a mother. If someone says don't follow motherhood. Somebody says Hanafy someone says Sufi someone said said if he said the sacrificial bit. Someone says no, no, it's part of the everyone's a Wahhabi. Someone says no, these guys are all you know, haters of Allah and His messenger. It's just someone said you have to have an offer today. Someone says not forever. Today. Someone says you have to go in Java w if
you don't you go into the fire of hell. It's just crazy. What do we do?
Who do we ask?
How can you how are you going to ask Allah?
Okay, anyone else wants to answer that question in what in some way?
Somebody have a word?
Of course, that's the first point we have to always make a dua look out summarize this.
it was the issue of medicine.
And you had different doctors saying different things major difference of opinion.
What would you do?
Imagine you had a medical issue.
One doctor is saying surgery. Next one is saying no surgery other than saying cancer thorough and saying it's not cancer? Who told you that? Imagine?
How would you what would you do? Which doctor would you go to?
Keep that example in mind?
What would you do?
That's it. It requires there's two things. First of all,
we do our own if we are not experts, and majority of us are not experts. We do our own investigation. We do our own research. We research in terms of who is the most credible expert in the field. But it requires some effort. You know, it doesn't mean okay anyone who looks like a doctor there's one this group shared they all have you know nice stoves and nice beards and nice hats that are the way they are they've got nice cars they look good
Anyone who looks like a doctor has got a iPad in his hand or briefcase, and now it's iPad. Yeah. Okay, Doctor, do we go to him? No, no. It's a matter of health. It's a matter of life and death. What will you do before going to a doctor will, because it's our life. We're not going to just go to anyone and give our life to this is more important than life and death. So you did a element with new CD ROM who likes to say, in her that Umrah? dienen fall younger? Man, yeah, who Deena, remember this matter is Dean, let one of you be very careful from whom you take your religion. Don't trust anyone and everyone, do your own investigation, not anyone who just looks like a scholar, anyone who
just has the name or title. So in the same way, we'd have to do our own investigation, read up on these issues to an extent and then see who you trust the most, and then lose the hara, constantly making dua to Allah in a Serato stalking, and then choose the one you think is the most trustworthy in terms of that person's knowledge or that group or those people or that understanding of the which is the most the square you find, because everybody has you caught up on everybody has intelligence, come on, we need to buy cars, maybe once we can get deceived, but not all the time. Because we will do so much groundwork and homework, we won't be deceived. We will not go and buy, you know 2000
pounds car for 10,000 pounds. When it comes to cars. We do our groundwork and we don't get deceived. When it's work employment. We do all ground groundwork and investigation. We're not deceived. So here's well use a bit of intelligence, intellect everyone has their understanding. Allah has blessed everyone with Apple, and then see a particular methodology you feel is the most correct. Sometimes it suits your way of understanding. And then follow that understanding and constantly make dua to Allah is the hara dua to Allah and then in sha Allah, and then remember that look, Allah says Allah Allah, the Quran contaminate alimony if you don't know as the people of knowledge. So that's our
responsibility once we do that, and even if there was something incorrect, the onus is not on us.
Our responsibility the Hadith says, Men have the ability and men can eat Moo hoo, alarm and after who if someone has given a wrong fatwa of Islam, the sin is on the one who gave the fatwa. You don't have to worry about it. I'm going to let you know being a layperson is the best. Being a non expert is the best position you can be on. Seriously, I'm telling you, the best position you can be on is being a non expert in Islamic matters, because you are not making people's hellfire and you know paradise. It's like, you know, Imam Muhammad. Hassan said, somebody said, Oh, Imam, you've got a great position. He says, you know, this is one of the most fearful position, people are using my
neck as the bridge Suraj to general Johanna. And I will be asked about every single person on the Day of Judgment, you give one answer to someone, the early Muslims. You know, Imam Malik once was asked 42 questions out of 4248 questions. 32. He said, Allahu Allah, Allah knows best law and I don't know. 48 questions? He said, 32 I don't know. There was so scared within the Sahaba and 38. Sometimes questions were asked, and they were passed on one person to the next. I don't know. Sorry. Go and ask him. I don't know. Gonna ask him. I don't know. Gonna ask him. Today, everyone's come to me. I'll tell you come to me. I'll tell you. It's the opposite. Everyone's an expert, except the
And the early times they used to pass on they were so scared. I will Volker the Allahu Anhu. Had a collection of Hadith. He went in burnt it. He went He lit a fire burnt it. I'm not sure I might have made one letter mistake. And if, if I've made that mistake, and somebody reads his Hadith, and I was the cause of him reading it, I'll be thrown to the fire of how he burnt it.
There was so scared about saying anything about the deen of Allah.
So this is the spirit that we need to follow inshallah I'm gonna end with this you could have already heard from Los Alamos.