Response to the Media About Islam & Allegations
Channel: Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari
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Salam Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh
peace in the dozens of Islam and Muslims be upon you.
Hungry? salat wa salam, what else would you write about? All praise belongs to God, Allah, the Creator
of peace and blessings be upon
His beloved messenger.
And all his messengers.
Today's title, topic is a very interesting topic misconceptions about Islam.
This is my first time actually coming not just to this university but in York.
Actually unfortunate because so many needs. Now we realize the way that it's quite far I come from Leicester,
New York, I don't know why it's famous for I saw a big, big sports center close by, I don't think you have a famous football team.
That's fine. I don't know about your case. It was in Manchester, Manchester.
If it was Liverpool and Liverpool two weeks ago, then I know that city really well. Because when we were young,
when my teacher used to ask me, where does Liverpool in the geography lesson, ISIS, I don't know where it's on the map. But I normally it's always really the top of the table.
But there was a time when there were the top of the table.
Not anymore. But hopefully, good times are coming back.
This title is a very important title, very important topic. I would like to start with a proverb. This is a proverb in the Arabic language,
which basically states encircle or Dooku I'm Jehovah.
is an enemy of that which he or she is ignorant of.
This is not a prophetic statement. It's not a Quranic verse. It's a proverb. And it's very true. We see this within us Muslims, as well, as you know, just like Christianity, you have different groups and sects, even within Muslims, you have groups. Normally, when I talk about unity, I always bring up this problem. And I say, look,
one of the major causes of disunity is because we don't want to go and find out and search the truth. We don't want to sit with the other party. We don't want to sit with the group. It's all misinformation, things we hear in the media things we hear from here and there, it's probably enough information.
But when we actually go and search for the truth, and we try to seek the truth, the reality sometimes is very different to what we were assuming I'm presuming, likewise, with all these facts, and I would say the same problem is within the Muslim community, many Muslims sometimes kind of believe, they just are bombarded with certain ideas. And they hear that, oh, the non Muslims are anti Muslims talk completely, totally, they hate the Muslims. And you see, sometimes you see, such as among the Muslims, and there's that fear. And that assumption is there that the whole world is against us, everybody, all the non Muslims are there just to just to wipe off Islam from the face of
the earth. And the reality is not like that. I personally know I have a lot of rounds and friends that I interact with on a regular basis. And the reality is not like that. There are many, if not majority of the non Muslims who actually don't have that kind of hatred or Islamophobia, towards Muslims.
And likewise, within the nanoscale community, what we hear from the media, what is advertised? And we all know I mean, I'm sure all of you know that there's a lot of controversy, or there was there is a lot of controversy about this whole topic, and me coming here. I hope you get a different picture from after leaving. And this is why you've come because when you when you watch the media, or you read on the media, something's you know portrayed to.
And a human being is ignorant of an enemy of that which is ignorance. And when you go and read it, detect and realize and see the truth of the matter, that in the reality sometimes completely different than we really thought initially.
So based on that, we want to talk about Islam as a religion and some of the aspects that I feel a very important I'm actually also going to touch upon some of the things I wasn't initially going to touch on these topics. And that was really my intention in the beginning. I was just going to talk about that.
As I regularly visit universities, I mean I visited universities very regularly and frequently. Last week, I was at Manchester Metropolitan University. I had a talk on the lustful assault. The week before Tuesday, I was at uwchlan, the University of Central Lancashire had a talk on Islamic medical ethics, which is one of the reason that I expertise experts have expertise in over the weekend. Actually, I was abroad in Canada on Friday, Canada, we had a whole course on marriage. I just landed on Monday evening and Wednesday, I'm here. And this is the first time actually first time ever I've been visiting universities for many years now. The first time ever, when there's some sort of
controversy that's come up. And I was actually talking to somebody on the BBC yesterday, I actually said the same thing was it I don't know what's what's wrong. It's the first time someone's just blown everything out of proportion. I've never had a problem anywhere before. I've traveled to the United States of America in the past few years, about seven times, never on the border, they've been stopped. Rather, they have actually been with my friends get stopped. You know, one of one of the one of the guys there, he said, You're clear, they've cleared you completely, then they know what you're doing, you're perfectly fine. I went to Chicago recently, I went to California twice. I was
in Detroit, just
never a problem in Canada a minimum of 15 times in the last few three years, never a problem never. So I don't know what it is here or, you know, probably best, best and better. Islam, as you know, is a religion. The name of the title Islam, you must have heard of this. Islam means peace. It has two meanings. One of the meanings of Islam is submission. The other meaning is peace. In other words, spreading peace amongst everyone, and submitting to the command of God and submitting to the Command of Allah Subhan. Allah, the IRA, which means Allah Most High, Lord Almighty God Almighty. That's basically the meaning of Islam. Even the greeting of Islam as salaamu alaykum Warahmatullahi
Wabarakatuh, which means keys be upon you the Mercy of Allah, the blessings of Allah be upon you. Islam promotes peace. Islam encourages peace. Islam promotes community cohesion, Islam promotes Muslims and non Muslims living together side by side without any hatred or animosity or any kind of, you know, harboring any type of enmity towards other people of other faiths. This is absolutely clear in Islam, you look from the time history from the time of the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi salam, peace and blessings be upon him in the time of the companions. And all the way to today. This is this is a real teaching of Islam. We have had people who have not practiced this
teaching like with other faiths as well, within Christianity, Judaism, we've had people who have not acted upon the spirit of faith, the spiritual religion, we've had that. But that doesn't mean just and that's not to say that Islam does not promote peace, the meaning of Islam is peace, the accusation that Islam is a fundamental fundamentalist religion or a fundamental religion, it teaches fundamentalism, terrorism, extremism, it's it's a widespread idea, especially recently, even before it wasn't like that. Before 911. Before seven, seven,
there was no that there was no fear right now, when we are traveling, I mean, we have to, there's a constant fear even at the airport where no one's stopping and nothing but there's always people looking when I when I go into the claim.
On my own, usually, the first thing I do is the people around me that are non Muslims, many times, even though there's a lot of Muslims.
And other times, I start talking to them, sometimes you see them, you know, as soon as I walk in, I've got a beard. Now this guy with a beard, and he's got a hat, I might not have this hat on, we might not have an add on maybe. But when when they see me they just stumped them seriously, some old ladies, they start fearing. And it's not a problem that that there's a problem with them. It's what's being bombarded what's been put into the minds what I've seen in the media. And as soon as I sit down, I start having a chat. I take up all my samosas and pastries.
I don't really like to do that. But I don't like to take anything on a plane but I do that specifically so that I can give people because I don't like taking too much actually is one of the etiquettes not to take too much food inside the place so that you don't harm other people by the smell. This is what Islam teaches. Seriously, you know, Asian Muslim, sometimes when we start cooking food, and you know making the whole area smell that is an anti Islamic teaching, Trump says you should even ensure that your neighbors are not harmed by the cooking of your food.
Even though many of our English friends they love I mean I live I personally I've actually moved out you know, I live in the cities Lester
In this lesson is heavily Asian Muslim populated. I've actually moved down from that area to the outskirts. My whole street is English, white people. Just before I came, I dropped some food off across the river if you want to know how I am as a Muslim as anybody you go and ask my neighbors were non Muslims. I just dropped some food and actually had a chat with with the taxi driver. I said, you know, my talk is today. And he said, God bless you. That's what he said. Lady across the old man and a lady our next door neighbors me absolutely brilliant relations with them.
And why is portrayed that Islam teaches that you start hating people. I mean, some of the articles I was reading last night, I was astonishing, amazed. gobsmacked completely is a vile preacher, teacher of hate. I mean, that's just absolutely ridiculous. Something that I've never even thought of in my life, let alone you know, write about it, or talk about some specifics, don't worry. So Islam, there's no concept of extremism in Islam, no concept, that Islam is a violent religion. That's nothing to do. It's got nothing to do with Islam. Islam is a religion of peace. There is no extremism is a verse in the Quran where Allah subhanaw taala God Himself says love Wi Fi do Do not
be extreme in your religion. This incident from the time of the Messenger of Allah peace and blessings be upon him, where he ensured that Muslims spread peace. There was a time once he was such with his wife and I shall have your love and harmony I love you please with that. And somebody from the Jewish faith said came and said a sermon instead of a salaam like taking making mockery, and some meant this is mentioned in the Hadith tradition, which is a McCauley death upon you.
Maybe somebody had some bad intention. That doesn't mean everybody's bad. So the original deal lover and her she started feeling a bit agitated. What was this guy saying to us, the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him to help Macedonia Artesia, take it easy, relax, don't worry, you don't have to retaliate. As a Muslim you don't have to retaliate. Two wrongs don't make a right. Two wrongs do not equal right. And he said in Nevada riff Rafi, on your headboard, Riff carving and equally, very Indeed, God is gentle. God's Quality Allah has qualities that his gentle in the way he deals with his slaves with his servants and he loves you have got Rifka he loves gentleness
politeness in every letter. So we be gentle we shouldn't retaliate in a way that we do a wrong to equal around. And there are numerous verses of the Quran about not killing anybody Mankato loves the writing of officers. For Canada Nakata unnecessary if you kill someone, unjustly it's like you've killed everybody. The Quran tells us they have to love it. Let me tell you confit de when we need to come in the article about Robo Mattox into in a
city. God doesn't stop you prevents you Allah doesn't prevent you from what and that you don't be that you'd be just and you'd be favorable and you'll be gentle towards those people who don't fight you those one on fighting you and they're not attacking you. God isn't telling you that you start being negative towards them and have hatred towards those people from underneath.
Rather be just diversities in Allah you hyper masa team. Indeed, Allah loves those who are just what slam tells Muslims encourages and commands Muslims to go and be just and treat people of other faiths in a very just manner. Go go and check them out, live with them amicably
go and spread peace to them. If you have non Muslim neighbors, you should go and I mean, there's incidents where there was actually a
in the time there was a great Imam in history, one of the great jurists, namely Muhammad Abdul Hasson, he was actually this is reported as documented. He was living in a locality in the area. Next door to him was a Jewish man who was living this Jewish man for some reason put his house on sale, because he had to move somewhere. Somebody, a buyer came
to view the property and he wants to purchase the property. But the price was extortionate double than the normal standard price of the area. So he said what's going on?
The man who came to purchase the house, what's what's going on? How come the price is extortion? He said, Well yes, this house is doubled price. One price is for the property and one price is for living next to this great Imam.
This was a Jewish man said that because he lived in that way he knew how his neighborhoods and that's how in Islamic history and hid not just his Islamic history sorry history we know in Spain and places and
Muslims, Jews and Christians have lived side by side, without any animosity without any hatred, without any animosity, and just like, and without any violence. And the stories go on, there's new stories, but I don't want to dwell on this point because we have some more pertinent points to cover but even in the tongue, the messengers of Allah where he was, and we know incidents like point in the fall, if we're, which is a place next to Makkah, where he was preaching, he was bombarded with stones with glass, blood was shedding from his body, he went to preach the teachings of Islam, teach and preach the oneness of God, small children.
And yet, angels cage and this is documented in Islamic texts. But if you want, we can punish them, we said, No, I don't want them to be punished. I hope that one day not them, but their children, their offspring, their progeny, or maybe the grandchildren, a time will come when someone from them, Allah will take from their progeny. But yeah, but Allah, Allah, Allah, you shouldn't be someone who may worship God, and believe in the oneness of God, because He wants you to promote the oneness of God. And we have numerous examples. Now moving on. This is what Islam preaches. And this is what Islam teaches, right? Human rights issue, what does Islam say about human rights? First and
foremost? France, human rights, this term itself is a very relative term, human rights, something which was considered to be part of human rights 100 years ago, maybe it's not considered now, something which wasn't considered human rights 100 years ago, it's probably considered human rights right? Now. It depends. It keeps on changing, or human rights, the term who decides what is human rights, that's the first question it carries on changing, it changes from a place to another place, it changed from an era to another era, it changes from time to time. So what Islam does is that the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him. That's the kind of misconception we have that
Islam does not approve, who Islam does not protect the rights of humans, Islam, there's no human rights in Islam, the Messenger of Allah, messenger of God, peace and blessings be upon him, he actually came, Allah sent him, Allah sent him to this world, he identified the human rights, he said, these are the human rights, and he identified them. And after that, he read, he identified them, you recognize them, and then he protected them, he preserved them, we act upon them. It's good to say that we pretend the honor the dignity, the rights of humans, but then our action is different. I mean, in history, a lot of people have been claiming, you know, lip service is very
easy that we have we protect human rights and human rights. So we know a lot of things, incidents that happened in history. Some of the wars that took place we all know about Japan, what happened in Japan and Hiroshima and Nagasaki, where people were bombed out of existence, and the intention was to kill people. Right? I mean, where was the Human Rights gone there? We know Islam, if you look at the Messenger of Allah pieces blessing, this is the teachings of Islam. Right? If some Muslims act, don't act upon it, that's their problem. That's their fault. They need to correct their waste. But what I'm telling you the teachings of Islam, there are examples every area of human rights. Islam
protects the dignity of humans, Muslims or non Muslims. Islam protects the wealth of Muslims or non Muslims. Islam protects the
the Creed, the righteous believe, of every Muslim or non Muslim, there's preservation of wealth, there's preservation of property. There are numerous incidents and examples in Islamic history. A very famous incidents example is once in a time of the Messenger of God so Allah when he was salam, there was a battle battle another famous one it's recorded and it's famously known within the Muslims have been some non Muslims know about it as well. By the way, when I say non Muslims, one of the problems lately recently that's coming in the media, some people which was I think, on panorama and some of the documentaries and they're just so boring now
that they use the word too far. It's like some kind of single word or some kind of a swear word. Series, the you know the word before. COFA is a plural of a word. Fear in Arabic catheter is just a term to you to denote that this person is not a Muslim, non Muslim, basically, rather than say, Christians, Jews, Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, let me take two minutes and make a whole list go for all the non Muslims, the ones who are non Muslims, is no longer a tool. It's not a swear word. It's not abusive. Understand, even having said that, if someone still feels that they are fairly bad a word and I don't know how they can if they don't even know Arabic, how they can be offended. I mean, they
don't know that they've gone to the root of that word. Fine, no problem. There's actually rulings within Islam in books of his homogeneous students, that if for example, someone was non Muslim, dislikes, a particular way of being identified a cold
If you should respect that and say, okay, you don't like this, I wouldn't use this term no problem. You want me to call you a Christian, or you want me to call you an atheist find whatever you tell me, I'll call you fine by me no problem. But it's not a derogatory word. It's not like a swear word is just a term. I don't know where that's coming from in the media, that is a swear word. So in the time of the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him. That's another
long story to cut it short. There was a time where the Messenger of Allah peace and blessings be upon him, was with his people. The battle was, you know, there were a lot of battles that took place that tiny warfare that took place, there were two Muslims, companions, followers of the Messenger of Allah, known as for the feminine, the man and his father, they embraced Islam. And they were on their way to Medina, where the prophet resided from Africa, to join up with the Muslims, right, and to join up with them and then take part in the last battle with the warfare on the way the men, the enemies of the Western Digital polities, the ones who did not think they were the enemies, and they
were on the opposite end of the opposite party, people like Elijah, they stopped him on the way. So where are I often so we've just embraced Islam, you're going to Medina, we're going to embrace Islam. So we're gonna let you go.
Why is it because you go down there, you're gonna fight against us? They said, No, no, we won't fight.
What happened was that they actually promised they said, okay, the only way we'll let you pass by and we want you to your life, is that you promise us that you go there you won't embrace Islam, embrace Islam, but you will not join up in the army and fight against us. Now, just imagine even the non Muslims are trusting no Muslims. At that time. That's also quite ironic Abuja and who was an enemy he trusted? You took the word because the Arabs with the low high level, they will never go against that promise Muslim, non Muslim, polytheist Christian Jew, whatever. Whoever is making them they had no stay truth true to their worth. And they promise this and okay, you want then went to
Medina, they met the Prophet peace and blessings be upon him the Messenger of Allah. And they said, what happened? And the Muslim were like about 330, very few numbers, the enemies, they were gonna have a massive battle and all the 1000s of 1000s of people. But they said, Look, here we've come, and each person individual was needed. But as we promised, the Messenger of Allah said, You know what, if you've promised, that means you contract, embrace Islam, but you stay on the on the side, and you can't take part in this warfare, because a Muslim, if he makes a promise, even with a non Muslim, if you say to non Muslim, I'll call you tomorrow. 5pm. And you call him sorry, I can't say I
said, I'll be here. 630.
But there is like, an, you know, something that unavoidable I mean, York, I think coming to York is an excuse, because we're not going round and round, you know, and plus sister here, she gave us some postcode. And that took us to, I don't know,
six University. So I don't think that was my fault. But since
breaking a promise is unlawful, there are many examples. Preservation, I'm going to talk about many issues relating to to the few articles that have come up, but I'll get to that. Tony showed presentations of sanctity of life. There's, there's, when we say human rights, there's preservation of life. There's a preservation of life. The Quran tells us You cannot kill anyone, not enough
surgery or you cannot, you cannot harm anyone Muslim or non Muslim. Let's no Muslim, non Muslim, even animals you can't, in Allah double XL Allah coalition, even when the slaughtering of an animal there are laws and there are rules that regulations, you can't sharpen the knife in front of the animal. You can't really even though this practice is not practiced in our avatars and slaughter houses, but there are laws in place like maybe in Judaism, as you see a lot of lows with between Islam and Judaism. They're very similar. They're very similar, like in Judaism, and this is something that is common between Muslims and Jews is that we don't agree most Muslims don't agree
and all Jews agreement is that we don't accept standing of animals prior to slaughter. right within Muslims is some Muslims, different schools, but we thank Allah because we have you know, Jews have actually really
fought for this cause. And there's no law in this country that forces you it's a religious right to freedom. Any any Muslim Jew, Christian should have the freedom to practice their religion if they want to, and they are not forced. If I force someone to believe in something that you must do this. And that's not that's not right. But if you want you want to do it fine. You want to pray stop breathing, you want to offer praise, you want to pray, pray to God, right? This is how to pray. That's your choice. That doesn't mean if you don't pray, I'm gonna bomb your house. Does that mean that I'm not gonna come from your house?
You do whatever you want to do in your house. You want to pray you pray. Yes. If you ask me, Do I have to pray in Islam? Yes. I'm not gonna say no, no, no, because you don't want to pray. You don't have to pray no. Well, I wouldn't be lying, I'll be sinful. Just what to do. If what if he was asked? That is stunning, lawful legal in Judaism? Right? You say no, it's no lawful. Does that mean if someone starts telling the Jewish man will come with a Jewish woman in common, you know, store to you instead? No, nobody, nobody's gonna force you know, Christian chose to enforce you. But I'm coming to that topic anyway. So there are human life is dignified, the sanctity attached to it, even
in legal lawful warfare. There are restrictions in Islam. You cannot kill women, even if there's legal lawful warfare, right? There's no that you cannot kill women. You cannot kill children. You cannot cut trees, you cannot burn trees down. You cannot damage houses and properties of people. You cannot damage if you're having a legal warfare. You can't go into bulldozers and start breaking people's houses. You can't do that in Islam. It's an awful question, you will you'll be answerable for your actions in the next slide. property that I could only complain about. And it's in the Quran. I tell you another incidence in the town with domestic incidents in the town of the Messenger
of Allah, there was a warfare going on between Muslims and non Muslims. In the Battle of HoneyBook. There was actually the Muslim army had this isn't history, they had surrounded the photo of Haber, right. And
whilst they were surrounding and the non Muslims were surrounded, there was a battle that was going on. One non Muslim man came on from the Forge with his cattle with his sheep with his goats, and came to the Muslims and said, Look, you know what, I'm just a worker, my employer is in the 40s, one of the main leaders of the your, of your enemy party, right? But I've just suddenly thought to myself, I'm interested in Islam, I want to you know, see what Islam is about. Can I come and see what you guys do? And can I find out what Islam teaches? So the Muslim said, Yeah, fine, coming no problem. Then he asked my medical Mohammed his name was password Orion he was known as us what the
shepherd and who is Mohammed amongst you, peace and blessings be upon it? So someone said look, if you're within the Muslims in the media, in some ways, it's probably just sitting there the one man I heard originally earlier going to Turkey, this man was leaning against a wall who's very complexion, that's Mohammed. First of all, he got a shock. Normally leaders have an entourage and you know, they have bodyguards and this and that this guy is one of them. There's no super, you know, bodyguards around him and all these grand entrance and all that kind of stuff. And then he went in basically the story cutting is short because time is short. Humanity asked about certain things about Islam,
the Messenger of Allah told them Islam is you mean even one God you believe in me as a messenger you believe in this? You believe in that? And then he said, If I become Muslim, what will happen to you that your honor You do everything will protect you even Robinsons their dignity is protected unless there's a battle or a warfare. And then he carried on teaching about this. He said, Look, I'm really you know, sinful, evil person is to celebrate himself. You know, look at me, look at my clothes, look at my status. Look at my position and my situation. I'm just a shepherd, the Messenger of Allah, Satan, that you know what, when you become Muslim, don't worry about anything, everything
will be changed, you know, your iman, your belief in Allah, you will be honored, you know, you don't have to worry about your external body. And it carries on. But the point here is that he had a shift. So he became Muslim, right to the tray, introduce, embrace Islam. And then what happened was that the Messenger of Allah said,
By the way, and watch all his cattle and sheep and goats with you. So all these cattle that belongs to my master,
the one whom I work for, it's it's very easy. So this is your enemy is the leader of the opposite tribe in the foot.
They said, Did you take permission? He said, No, I just came out, because I'm looking after all these cattle. I just came out. I just came out and I just thought I want to see what Islam offers. He said before you do anything, he asked, What should I do as a Muslim? What's an obligation he said, You don't have to pray, forget praying, fasting, whatever. Your first and primary obligation is to go back into the foods. Take all the these sheeps and cattle and goats, go back to a master and give it back to him. Because you took this you took these discounted cattle and the sheep on a promise. A Muslim does not go against the promise. Even if this belongs to a non Muslim who is our
enemy right now who is fighting against us? You still have to go back because it wasn't legitimate for you to take this. You have to go back and then come back and then if you've maybe have the youth engaged in warfare, then maybe you can you can have a battle with him, but you have to go and return all the cattle
Because property didn t have even in a battlefield, some Muslims, they think, oh yeah, we live in these kind of countries we can take them and I say this to the Muslims, that you know, we can really take some things you know, just from the government this benefit and that benefit because then look, look at the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, look what he's teaching and preaching. So there's dignity, human dignity, sorry, preservation of property, preservation of dignity. And as long as we have laws, you can't back bites, you can't spread rules, even of non Muslims, you know, you can't even make the lever. Now the some of the Muslims don't know this. You know, backbiting
Allah says that every
one of you must not backbite Are you hyper hydrocone?
Would you like to eat the flesh of a dead body? It's absolutely unlawful, spreading rumors about people and false accusation and slander, even backbiting of non Muslims is not permissible. You have a specific particular student, your mate or your friend or your roommate or university colleague, and she's a non Muslim, whether she's Muslim or non Muslim, you can't ban right. This is preservation. These are only human rights protected by example, not mere lip service, by the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he kept his word he promised he never went against his promise. That compound there are numerous examples of the companions and early Muslims as well.
They capture the word, they kept to the word once while we are the Allahu Anhu. He actually conquered a land there wasn't there was a treaty between them that war cannot start until say, for example, 15th of February say for example, yeah. And as what they did was that the Muslims, they actually brought the whole army and they camped outside, right, when he was 915 1115. And sorry, they were preparing ready. As soon as 12am struck. They went and they conquered. And they conquered the whole land, and another companion, he came back to properties and everything. And he came after they had finished, one companion came and said, What are you guys doing either do Mahoney is the
Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him. This is after he passed away, then whenever a Muslim group has a treaty with another Muslim of peace treaty, and then when the treaty ends, this is all legitimate warfare I'm talking about.
You cannot even start preparing before the time arise. So what they did, the old returned, gave everything back. We're all leaving. We'll think about it later.
This is preservation of dignity, of wealth of property of keeping promises. There is freedom preservation of the freedom to believe there is no compulsion in Islam. I'm going to talk about some specific zoning but there is no compulsion there is no force. Nobody can be forced, or coerced into believing a in any religion. It's clear categorical in the Quran, Allah says Allah ikura fidi how clear you want it. There is no compulsion in religion. You cannot force anyone to become a Muslim. In the Quran, Allah tells us that convenient Somalia deen the Messenger of Allah he said to the animals, do you have your faith? Fine, we have our faith, fine. Let us believe in what we believe
in. Allah says in another place where men share the fun human woman shall have a knack for let the one who believes that in believe the one who just believes legend, disbelief. It's that from Sheriff and the other for whoever wants to not believe in Islam. That's his choice. That's up to him, but up to her. No one's there to force anyone into believing in any religion. You want to believe in Christianity, Judaism, Islam, or you want to not believe in any religion? That's completely a matter of choice. But yes, Islam does say that, yes, if we don't, you know, we believe that we must have a faith we must believe in. Otherwise a Muslim wouldn't be a Muslim, if a Muslim didn't think that it
was necessary to believe in a Muslim, a Christian wouldn't be a Christian, if that Christian The only thing that leaving Christianity was necessary. So we all have this belief that we must believe in this religion. It's wrong not to believe in the religion, otherwise, I wouldn't be here as a Muslim. But that doesn't mean I'm forcing someone else to believe in Islam. There's no force and no compulsion in Islam. So that's very important to keep in mind about human rights, human rights, they are identified by Islam, because I can illogical reasoning that Islam does not accept the fact that our own brains determine what human rights are, because we can change in earlier times, you might
think this is a human rights. Now it may not be because we so identifying human rights is based on Revelation, what Islam what God tells us, these are the human rights and then they are protected, safeguarded, which is not different from many of the thing is today. My next point is what really the controversy is about today. And I have a lot to say about this, which is that we need to remember and this is my mind
address me here is for an honest inference is that as I said in the beginning and insert? No, I don't want I'm not sure either. And sometimes because, you know, I'm not going to know who's gonna and I cannot expect and both as Muslims, we cannot expect them to understand, because they're not Muslims, right, then they don't live a life of being a Muslim. And that's why sometimes we might say things, and we might write things that we have our own understandings based on the way we live, right? Somebody from an outsider, you might, you might just hit him and striking, what's this guy talking about? Wishes, wishes thing, right. So this is very important to understand. Islam is a
complete way of life. Right? It's a complete way of life. It's different from maybe some other faiths. But I don't think even in Christianity and Judaism, there are laws that relate to every part of your life. There's laws about how you eat, about how you worship, how you drink, how you walk, how you talk, how you drive a car. Seriously, this blows acquainted slammed to drive a car in a way that you're breaking the law of the land that's unlawful if somebody wants to speed, the person speeding has to think I'm breaking the law of the country, as well as law of Allah, it's safer. In Islam, there are laws of how to how to walk, how to speak, how to talk to people, how to interact
with the opposite gender, there are laws, we have to understand that as long as they need to understand that even Muslims need to understand this. It's a completely we have a brother, which is a category, worship, that's just one category. This is all Islamic jurisprudence, the sister introduced me My expertise is an Islamic jurisprudence, which means Islamic law, which doesn't mean that I'm going to bring Sharia in this country. Actually, I categorically say, I do not want Sharia law in this country who wants should I don't know if some of the Muslims wanted, but I don't want it. I categorically do not want Sharia law in this country. This is not a Muslim country, if I were
to go somewhere else, and I won't find it anywhere else anyway. This is what measure you know, right? I mean, I categorically say, I do not want it in this country. But what I do want is I don't want a law that forces me not to act upon Islam. There's a difference between wanting Sharia law and is, and wanting to act upon the law allowing you to act upon your religion, and Alhamdulillah we praise Allah, we thank Allah that there are no laws really, in the main that does not allow us to practice our religion, whoever wants to free of choice. This country allows Hindu to Brittany to practice his faith or her faith in Christian to practice her or his faith, a Jew to practice his or
her faith, every religion that more or less and less than a few exceptions, and I'll talk about that anyway. But Islam is a complete way of life. We have a budget, which is worshiping Allah, right? So we have things like 510 praise. Now, if somebody comes and asks me, do I have to pray five time praise?
What will every Muslim any Muslim say there is no difference of opinion on the obligation? There is no Muslim? Who just agrees with the fact that is a Muslim must pray five times a day?
If if sister dinner, right, yeah, she comes and asks me, I'm a religious scholar, for example, I don't even consider myself a religious scholar, just a student of Islamic law. But if she comes and asks me, do I have to wake up at 435 in the morning? And if I don't, is it sinful? I will say yes, because it's Islamic context. I'm not talking to a non Muslim. And the problem is that these things were said they were written, they said, Every day in every mosque, that the moment now it's on the internet. Now non Muslims accessing it because they don't live in that installing environment, it feels foreign to them. And when we have a lot of articles, which are on my website, they will not
address to non Muslims. And that's why sometimes, you know, you might think that what's, what's this, I'm gonna address some of this specific issue situations. So if she comes and asks me, right, I know in the mosque and she has to be in the mosque. I say, yeah, you have to wake up if I don't, if you do not wake up and prayer Serato version, the morning prayer, you will be sinful. Now you might say, Oh, you're impinging on the freedom to sleep.
This every person has the freedom to sleep. How can you This is vile hate this is conservative view. How can you tell someone not to sleep you're forcing someone to wake up if you wake up such a no wake up so unique to me. It's up to you got nothing to do with me as a preacher. I'll tell you in a nice way you should wake up God will be displeased. It's all in the next life. It's nothing to do with this life isn't the next life you will be sinful. You have to pray. Sustained, please pray is good for you, even in this life has benefits in a nice way in a gentle way in a kind way in a considerable way. But if she's still saying that you know what, I'm not going to pray. I'm not going
to hate her. Rather, I will have more love for her in terms of concern because she
needs my help.
Islam says anybody who is sinful is not to be really killed or disliked or looked down upon rather should have pity for them, concern for them extra love for them, and you should conceal their sins, if someone are talking about homosexuality anyway, but I won't mention you know when I come to it because in order to complete the topic
that we know Muslims have to fast in the month of Ramadan, every Muslim has to fast right this brother here. I sent him Helios he just told me he said to me is my cousin and even know that
we have we have loads of you know, maintain kinship ties, so forgive me but anyway.
Do I have to fast in the month of Ramadan? From dawn to sunset? And I'm in a mosque I say yes. You have to Allah says in the Quran. It's not my view. His views are such and such. It's not my views in the Quran. I'm just telling you what God is saying. It's not my view. It's I'm just telling you what the Quran and Hadith is saying I have an expertise. I have a speciality in Islamic law, Islamic jurisprudence. And this is what I learned from 25 years of study, even non Muslims. Some of them have expertise in these areas. You have non Muslims talking about Islamic penal law punishment, and this in an Islamic state. This is why Islam stays. Does that mean that the Romans didn't say
everybody should be killed in this country? It's ridiculous. Absolutely ridiculous. He comes in so if you have to fast, I'll say yeah, if you don't fast your sinful God will punish you. That's my belief. Then does that mean he said oh, I'm impinging on his right to eat you know, freedom to eat. Everybody has right to you know, live in this country, human rights, we should eat the guy who's telling him that he should stay hungry and carry hunger strike or something? Doesn't mean that Of course not. It's just your personal relationship with your God. You must first you can't you cannot have water.
Am I being a barbaric person or someone who is conservative? I'm telling you, me, I'm not even allowed in water. No, no, no, I'm taking all the water home. You can have water come on and have a fight about it. It's ridiculous. He goes home he drinks 10 gallons of water that's up to him.
It's up to him. Who cares? Yes, I have a concern because my father was done brother is not acting upon an obligation of the swamp. So we have a Baghdad, zakat Hajj. That's just one area we don't have problems is nonsense, talking about the problems there. It rights, freedom to eat and freedom to work, sleep and freedom to that when it comes to other areas. We have Islam as a complete way of life. We have more business transactions. There are laws in place in Islam, we cannot trade an interest, even British government in Western governments acknowledge this Gordon Brown of last year whenever he was Prime Minister, he said what did he say? He said we want to make Britain the hub of
Islamic finance. I have expertise in Islamic finance. That's my real area.
He wants to make why why is this you want Sharia laws in this country? I'm not against that as well. Why why makes special concessions for the Muslims that will have Islamic banking departments, HSBC, Amana, Islamic banking, Islamic Bank of Britain and you have hundreds of other banks because that's where all the money is. Right? So fine because money is coming in. Let's let's approve an ecologist Muslim right? Now if someone comes to talk to me about interest of the interest is how it's in the Quran. It's an awful, it's sinful. God says in the Quran that if you involve and engage yourself in interest based transactions, there's a war declaration of war from Allah and His messenger.
Is does that mean that I'm showing hatred towards him? No, that's the tongues of Muslims. So my relatives are involved in interest. They asked me sinful Does that mean I'm impinging on the you know him?
Going against the right to trade? Now it's a it's a personal thing, which we nobody's forcing anyone to do anything. But we have a right to believe in what we believe in. There's a difference, right? muamalat insurances, because they're based on and this is the mainstream opinion. And then we go into Tomic law. There's books written on these topics, majority 90% of the Muslim scholars, currently scholars, they've discussed, you know, the various insurances. I have a book on shares and stock markets. There are laws about all of this, right? That's an insurance is unlawful. Now one of the articles that was very that was saying that I do not allow anyone to maybe go and work in
insurance company if that's if yesterday, somebody phoned me, a musket man and he said to me, is this job harder for me permissible for me? I listen to him. I said, based on what you're telling me. I don't think it's permissible because a Muslim cannot be directly involved in serving alcohol and being involved in interest. You cannot work when you have a direct connection with interest rates.
because you're assisting, that is a mean that all those people who are involved in interest if you're gonna go and bomb them and shoot them.
Is that Is that what you mean? Of course not. So we need to understand this alcohol is prohibited in Islam. If someone comes and asks me is what is it? What do you say of alcohol? Alcohol is prohibited, it's unlawful, it's sinful, we do not agree with that code. Does that mean now I go against the freedom of drinking freedom, the rights of drinking in this country. Now, many non Muslims, many non Muslims have beliefs, they do not agree with alcohol consumption. Many non Muslims, they have a belief, their faith tells them that they should not be involved in this or they should not be involved in that. So why just pick on Islam and Muslims? This is more on the left, we
have more actual social news.
Social, that's another area of Islam, Islamic Jewish students. There are those marriage and divorce laws. Right? There's a marriage and divorce laws,
inheritance laws, marriage laws. Now one of the things that was mentioned that I legitimize right, come on anybody read that article? Absolutely ridiculous. I don't know where that came from. That a hadith of the Messenger of Allah says of the Messenger of Allah peace and blessings be upon him. What is it actually, I left my book in the car actually to go to wrote a book, you know, which is a book right now in Muslim communities like
you know, why is called top shelf stuff. Islamic guard has sexual relations. Basically, we have laws of Islam, how to have sex with your wife, or with your husband.
That detail might there's, there's like before you know, you actually ejaculate this supplication that you should read.
CS internos you know, intentions of sexual relations. In intentions, like your your intention should be fulfilling the right of your spouse, and bringing about love and harmony. And there are different than I've talked about fault. I've divided my book into four play, actual play, after play, after play, have talked about the selfish that you do your job, wham. Bam, Thank you, ma'am. And you go. That's not what a Muslim does be affectionate afterwards. Be considerate, be kind, there are laws. Now in terms of rights. I've talked about the wife's rights and the husband's rights. The wife's right, there's numerous Hadith of the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him that after
the whole, you can read the whole article, you know, this is if you click on the link, I don't have time to read the whole article. Clearly, a woman should not refuse. This is the Hadith, this actually literal translation of what the messenger of God said, a woman should not refuse a husband's desire to have sex because she's in a marriage. Right? At the same time. I in my book, this is not illogical. I have another section, clearly, the man's obligations towards the wife imagined were refused as well.
A man is sinful. In other words, a woman who doesn't and I've clearly written in the article, that if if this is in a case where you have no excuse whatsoever, if a woman is, you know, tired, she doesn't feel like it should have it. She has an excuse that Islamic law states that she's not sinful, rather than men should think that women are not machines that can be this these are my actual words can be switched on and off whenever they like. Men should be considered don't don't have a brain and understand.
But what are you trying to say? A woman playing hard to get? Sometimes there's nothing just trying to remove you use sex as a weapon for something. And that's also in Judaism. I was just reading today. Quoting from Talmud and from other early scriptures, a man or a woman should not be refusing and playing hard to get within Judaism. She should not be doing it just intention delivery. Some of you not only have 16 Women in Dubai,
right? That's in Judaism and other faiths as well. Does that mean that a man should rate action in the same article you know, Yorkshire whatever was in your cup, who are worried New Yorker? You know, it says in there that he legitimizes rape. And this is the article anyone with any brains and with any you know, sound mindedness and with an open mind, you read the full article, you come to the last paragraph. Having said that, categorically, this does not mean a woman should adhere to their husbands request for sexual intimacy, but just categorically does not mean that a man can force himself over her. The hadith the messenger of God said that a woman will be sinful because the man
is spending his whole life upset. If he wants to force her he wouldn't be feeling upset because he's just done his job and one, right, so I said clearly, which clearly shows the man has to have self restraint. She will be sinful before God or
Not that's another case she'll find on the next day. She had an excused fine if she allowed can forgive you if he wants to. But this is a law that she should not, you know, just use sex as a weapon, but the man cannot force it. It's clear black and white, or red and green.
Let's coordinate and using that article and saying it legitimizes right. It's absurd, just to understand where this comes from. So there are numerous examples like that. We should always understand. Like, I think you wrote the answer, or about having conservative views and extremism and violence, possessing conservative views, that's with everyone. Christians hold certain Christmas conservative views. Jews hold certain conservative views. Muslims do Hindus, too. In some ways, you know what happens? In some ways? I don't know if I'm not gonna say clearly, because I'm not too sure how to mount a proper reference. But I think you're within some Hindus. If somebody made me from
that faith, can we be confirmable? I don't know. But I know in some faith, because my background is India. So I was born in this country, but my parents are from India. I know, in some
faith communities, a woman whose default story, a woman whose husband dies, she's not allowed to marry for the rest of her life. That's not in Islam. Islam completely rejects the notion to, even though in culture, this is not Islam. Insert is a taboo sometimes, which is an Islamic, but you have that nobody's saying that? Oh, this is look, you know, a woman's right to marry. Nobody's attacking, because they're not the flavor of the month, the flavor of the month, Muslims. So let's add to this, let's just attack them. Look at this. Look at that. Look at this. This is extremism, this is violence, this is a vile creature hatred. Right. So this is these are personal news. This there are
inheritance laws. You know, there are inheritance laws. Islam says a certain way of distributing inheritance. That is a me you are going okay. Now, I will say we thank Allah British law allows every faith follower to follow their faith. British law allows us if you want to write Islamic law, we have proper Islamic laws in place, you can download them. Are you going against the British? Oh, no, because British law allows you to pray to distribute your inheritance to do whatever you want to do. It's personal choice. You know, when we talk about his footwork, shaming somebody, they're not quotes. We don't want to show you a law in this country. I do not know I've said categorically
numerous times. This is not a Muslim country, and we don't want Sharia law in this country. We don't want it. We want the British law to carry on. But if two Muslims wanted these two men here, they come to me and say, Look, we have a dispute, monetary issue, we want to you to arbitrate based on what Islam says. And if I say, Okay, I'm going to use Okay, Islam, this is what Islam says. And this is how you should divide your shares or your state or whatever. Does that mean they are breaking British law, they're not then doing something out of personal choice, No one's forcing anyone to do anything. If they go ahead, and they don't choose to do what I said, I'm not going to send some kind
of informing behind them and say, come back and tell me, if they don't listen to me, then that said, I'll take my gun out, I'm gonna go and shoot them.
Personal choose to act upon your stock, the rules, Islamic law, it's your personal choice. Also, I'm coming to learn Java.
And sometimes in the very rare situation, where there is actually a conflict between the law of the country and the religious law.
Or give me one example like car insurance, insurance is not permissible under Islamically. But you have to have a conscience, I have a conscience, right? Don't have not come under insurance.
Car Insurance, I haven't got insurance, right. I call this my religion, there's a flexibility. This is a standard clause when you are forced by the law of the country to do something which goes against your basic law, something that Islam tells you not to do that because of the situation, it is permissible, you're forced, and you can take out an insurance for example, if the law changes here today, that
every member citizen of this country must do this, then the schools will debate this particular activity, which Muslims are not allowed to do.
Then those debated how strong the situation is, if the Lord comes and says no Muslims can pray their thoughts and prayers, which, God forbid, it won't happen. And you know, I don't think it'll happen in this country. But If a time comes like that, then then Muslims have to think they're not allowed to pray five times, which is the person or the want to deal with it between them and God, then then they'll probably situation will need to be discussed. If the law comes. There is no study. You have to stand the animals use what they think their advisors they will I mean, I met a very nice rabbi in Canada. Last year I attended a conference here
He invited me to his house, an orthodox rabbi, he was he was just so amazing. He knew all the books of the moment, as early as he's read, read more of his books than me. And he was so considerate towards Muslims. He attended mainstream conference for three days. And he has he and the Muslim is going really well. And he comes to their house. And he goes, and we talked about a lot of these issues. And he was actually saying that there's a lot of Islamophobia. And he would agree with many of the things that I will say
this is they just want to attack the Muslims, we have the same things.
We have the same things, but because we're not the flavor of the month. That's why it's just an attack on Muslims. Broadly, if you look deep, our scriptures say most of the things that your Scripture say,
even though some modifications have been made later on, and he was a very traditional type of Jewish man, so therefore, he was very strong on his traditional conservative views.
what's that saying?
I'm coming to you then.
I was talking about some news yesterday, if the law changes, and forces a Jewish or Muslim man, you have to stand, then actually Muslim scholars will say, maybe there's a flexibility. Maybe you have to now because the law of the country has forced you. But you will still have to campaign against Jews, what campaign Muslims will campaign will join forces together is something that that faces both faith communities, will the campaign will struggle will strive to please do not make this law change this law. Law comes that sisters can't wear the hijab, right? Now, whether she has to or not, I don't want to into that debate. But this is the here, what's your name? I've said,
Do you think you have to wear a hijab is necessary? Yeah, she thinks now July 4, a no, no, you better not think that you must not drink that you have to remove that. She's been eating that's up to her. Just like somebody thinks that I have to do my religion or my cult, I need to skate, you know, have a skin and shave my head off. But somebody thinks they want to put somebody in the nose. That's up to know why force people to go against what they want to do. Nobody's forcing no one. So we need to remember, in Islam, there are these places of Islamic jurisprudence. These are not enforceable courts, I have on my website is another Sharia code. This is independent, private advice
for someone who wants to take it and someone who doesn't want to take it completely up to them, nothing to do with me. Nobody's going to come and blow your house. And also right to believe I said, there is no, there isn't. We have as Muslims, concluding we have as Muslims, right, just like Jews and Christians, right to believe in what we believe any. But yes,
we do not hate discriminate dislike anyone, Muslims believe homosexuality is prohibited. Right? It's a look around. If you come and ask me that. Homosexuality, Is it lawful, as you know, like Christians are the core beliefs. Many people believe in that they believe that is sinful? Does that mean I'm not homophobic?
You know, in one, one of the articles they call me homophobic. I've not even written about homophobia in my life.
I actually intended once you write the whole Islamic legal ruling that you know, is it allowed, it's not allowed, but you know, I've never written and they deduce that from some item or something. It's there some other articles dealing with something else. And he says, You shouldn't defend the rights of homophobic says a quote. I'm not even talked about that ever. If I read the article, you'd be shocked and amazed yourself. You'd be fear. If you listen, if you really read an open mindedness. Now, it's Muslims believe it's sinful. But does that mean you should hasten no way it's actually a massive sin in Islam to hate. A sinful person. As I said, you should have pity as a Muslim of
greater sin in Islam than homosexuality is not praying your Salah your prayers. If one brother is not praying, that's a major sin. Just like I cannot hate him. I cannot hate an adulterer. I cannot hate a fornicator. These are all we have a right to video. These are not allowed in Islam. If somebody somebody doesn't want to believe that that's up to them. Somebody wants to believe that Islam says that adultery outside of marriage outside of
marital union fornication is not permissible to the point that even lustful gazes and the opposite gender is unlawful in Islam. And not just in Islam, even in Christianity, pick up the Bible, see what Jesus peace be upon him said the fourth deadliest sin lust. Looking at the opposite gender with lust in your eyes is a sinful activity that takes you away from God. It's in the Bible. As his recording more media modeling. I'm solid in all in one minute. Y'all don't know me. I'm sorry. Do not look at lustfully do not flirt.
Unless you're married, this is an Islamic ruling. This is a Christian, maybe Judaism as well.
So these are not you have a right to believe in it. But if someone is flirting, I'm not gonna remember gonna shoot them. I don't have hatred for them. I have love for them. I have actually more love for them. If there's one homosexual person, as a Muslim who believes that homosexuality is not permissible, I have more for him. Because I think, oh, he needs, you know, I need to help him, because he's doing something that's sinful, according to my local culture, my religious belief, and that if he wants my app, if he said, You know what, it sticks two fingers on me and says, I don't know we'll
see you later.
No problem. No problem, I can still reach you. I knew a friend's friend who was who had homosexual inclinations. And then when I took him out to eat and all sorts and I was trying to, you know, sort of try to explain to him because he wanted some help.
There's nothing wrong with that.
You can eat, you can drink, you can sit with them. They're just a sinful individual, according to our belief, like someone is a sinful individual who does not offer the morning prayer. Like someone who does not fast in the month of Ramadan. I don't take any of them and no person should hate any of any people doesn't. There's no case for hating. Anyway, as I said, the principle is you have to have more love for a non practicing Muslim than a practicing one. That's the principle. If this system is very practicing, and there's another system is not practicing, I'd actually have more care towards the non practicing sister. I believe hijab is necessary. She wears a hijab, there's another one of
my sisters, maybe who doesn't wear the hijab, or actually be more backward with her because I want to help her I want to make her realize that inshallah one day you're still a good Muslim, I'm not going to judge you in the next time. Even God can even forgive you that we read the verse, the translation was there, but look and forgive any sins. So that is a legal question for her anyway. But yes, we need to act upon Islam. But you know, if you don't call it can forgive, it's not a problem. And finally,
there's penal law in Islam.
Dude, there's been talk about legal punishments, right? There's been talking about legal punishments,
about theft, about adultery and things like oh, he says, You should stoned to death and I saw one article with a picture of mine. Right? You must have seen that. What did he say I needed?
If I don't start what is it?
I'm too liberal to
to condemn stoning.
It's just crazy. It's just so crazy.
We're just gonna
see this, it's but we need to understand, look, friends, this first and foremost.
This is not even a debate to be had. It's an academic debate. There are laws in place who doesn't know it says the Koran, Allah says was supposed to have after all idea who?
Those who still amputate the hands. It's there. It's in the verses of the Quran. It's clear from my view, it's in the Quran. Right. But what does that mean?
Does that mean I just called his brother stealing our cookie, bring a knife to your kitchen?
Chop your hands off?
Of course not. It's under an Islamic state. And there is no Islamic state in the world right now. So it's not gonna happen anyway.
It's when we talk about academically, you know, we talk about these issues. These are issues in Islamic jurisprudence, even nonstructural, where I wrote actually took some from some non Muslim waters. You go to Donaldson waters website, let's say Islam says, Do this is the legal penal law punishment. These are the conditions this this this, they don't advocate it, they just put it down the laws. That's what I did put the laws. And what did the article say? And we'll chop everybody's hands off in this country.
If someone is an assumption, there are laws. And almost there are many non Muslim academics who have written about this. They know some, maybe condemn it, some don't condemn it or approve it. They just say this is what Islam says. You're an academic or a university. You talk about Islamic law. This is what it is. Does that mean that this academic professor of religious studies is going to go on you know, stone, every adult show on the campus today? Does not mean that it doesn't mean that it's just a academic discussion. It happens under Islamic state if there was one if there is one, which I don't see happening in the near future, if it and you by your own choice happen to go and live there
and you are told that look, if you live in this country, your risk if we do this is our country, low code that's there for them to do and this
Country? No, of course not. Nobody's going to legitimize this in this country never. You can't take law in your own hands, even in Islamic State. It's not even up to the individual.
Even in Islamic State, it's the law, there's a procedure, the case will go to the court that the judges sitting up in the corner further up in the court. In the court system, they'll be judges, there'll be a case to be a Jalandoni, another date set, two years, three years, four years, maybe whatever. They decide to let the courts decide and let the judges decide. Whoever wants to go there go then good for him.
Do we need to discuss this in this country? We don't need to discuss in the country we should talk about Liverpool man united in this country, from my No Money Matters talking about them.
And also for your city.
In this country, we don't even need to discuss that if somebody has discussed it. You must have Why did you discuss it? It's it's something that's taught you every Muslim mosque, people no box. Every Muslim knows about it. Every Muslim talks about sad non Muslims talk about it as an academic discussion, these are Islamic laws, you know, up in return, you know, whether it's circumcision, Jews, they circumcise their children, muslims, circumstance, circumstances, children. If someone writes the circumcision in Islam is a obligation you must do it. Are you going to say that you know, start chopping everybody's whatever
it is that we're going to talk about right now. That Islam says the guy is preaching, he is saying chop every babies, whatever off
how we use the penis off.
It's just sorry for being frank. But I'm really loved by some of the things that have been said and written.
just doesn't make sense to me to use a bit of logic and understanding about these issues. And I'm going to end with this. Finally, Muslim and non stem interaction there are laws in place religious tolerance, is there in Islam, we cannot have hatred for any non Muslim, that's just not allowed. It's just not on. It's not permissible. In Islam. I quoted verses, right. There are some issues when you might have problems like for example, let me just look at
the solutions like
he poses a threat to social cohesion as you can see, anything that's going to pose a social economic threat is social.
And that his views are out of place in a civilized free and equal society. That means saying circumcision is against my views are out of place in a civilized free equal society.
A anyone has a choice option free will to do whatever they want, as long as they do not kill someone or hurt someone or harm someone or they don't break the law of the country. That's basically what we're saying. He places severe restrictions on male doctors treating people patients now this Islamic law issue. I said last week, gazes it's in the context of Muslims discussing yet if anonymous can come in and asks me maybe explaining some of these issues someone said take these off your website I say no, we don't need to take them off. But maybe I could try them that okay, for a nonsmoker you're coming from outside you don't understand. Okay, this is what we're trying to say.
This is what Islam says. That doesn't mean a Muslim doctor cannot treat female I have a friend with a very good friend of mine is a Muslim doctor, he is female patients, but there are laws rules and regulations first step, second step these are all you know, Islamic legal rulings, right because you know, and then it depends on the individual sometimes if an individual is you know, funny the hash or funny you know, he has too much lust in him and his adult and he's going to be a whatever is just going to start playing with funeral patients rather than treat them and fill them up. Yeah, she's got a problem here. Let's suppose this then of course you're gonna be obligations is coming to the
central activity. So those restrictions in the way you deal with a female patient respect the female patient don't start flirting with them. How many doctors not how many but some doctors will be arrested for doing what the judge of business that they've done and may live God should not be present no no no the Muslim woman she needs to cover herself in a way of just swimming she's in a bikini you know she's got a nice body she's fed she's got a nice body the guy is gonna look at it's probably gonna say you know, world Lex done really good that you know that there are laws in place I mean, there's sexism we know anyway, remember we recently in the sport switch gear and who was it
sports made it with by the way.
undergrad degree what happened that female linesman was was arranged by the Liverpool was match sexist remarks and then what they were asking Jamie Redknapp about you know, have you done anatomy general all that kind of stuff. Right so, obviously these things are unlawful in sinful you don't talk about issues you respect women and respect to people of the opposite gender. Women have not traveled beyond 48 miles now this 14 Miles is academic debate. But there's Hadith the Messenger of Allah peace of love
To the upon him that a woman must not travel a distance of one day, one night, three days three nights without someone protecting a family member weaker than these concepts. And this is based on maybe the fear of traveling etc. This is a legal ruling bottom line, I'm not here to try to explain why the rulings are made. I'm just trying to explain to someone wants to believe in that. Let them believe in it. Nobody can say you can't believe in that. As long as you don't enforce it on anyone. As long as you don't start hating and disliking anyone.
Polygamy is permissible, who doesn't know polygamy is permissible in Islam. It was permissible even in the Christian faith, rather, only the Quran in from the early scriptures that states that you should only have one if you can't do justice. Now there's a whole discussion, I can do a two hour lecture on polygamy, that is 99% of the cases in this country, we will not be doing it. Well in this country. You're breaking the law anyway, as I said, it conflicts with the law of the country, then you can't do it anyway. Right. So there are these are all academic debates in place that can be discussed. And that's why I give a statement. I don't know if they're really allowed in the morning
and BBC York. Did they read it out in full? Do you know, did they know what they said? I said to them look to be called a homophobic, a barbaric person, a vile individual, without ever sitting with me discussing matters will be open debate. You know, it's just, it's crazy. It's very sad.
And anyway, I think, look at this, Article Three is a man who legitimizes you read the article, all of you, even my non Muslim friends, even open my UC kin. Actually, I you know, the last paragraph I needed for God to write that. Thank God. It is right that you know, that is I mean, clearly that a woman a man cannot force he must have some restraint. It's not permissible to force yourself to be sinful. It's all there. legitimize rate link the EU precedent and it's complete opposite to what to say legitimize right.
Anyway, he believes he calls for this to have their heads chopped off that believe that you know how that shows that you know what, right now I'm going to bring knives here in front of cartoonists, I'm going to just chop everybody's hands off. He calls forwards when women should be stoned to death for adultery. It's an academic debate. This is what you start with law states in Islamic State. This what happens? Okay. Homosexuals should not be defended. Quote, I've never talked about homosexuals. Europe, Europe represents a repulsive form of Islamic faith that does not represent the Muslim student body.
And this goes on.
Anyway, I'm just going to stop there. Because there's so much here. But anyway, if you have questions, we can answer the questions. Sorry for being preying on some of the issues but I hope you understand and if I said something wrong and offended at then I see forgiveness