Healthy Difference of Opinion

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Muiz Bukhary

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A Jumuah sermon delivered on the 06th of November, 2015 at Wellawatte Jumuah Masjid, Colombo 06 in Sri Lanka.

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Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim

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in Alhamdulillah

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in Alhamdulillah in a meadow and Esther in hora still Pharaoh who I don't mean to be here when otaku la when the villa Himanshu fusina wamena sejati. Marina mejor de la dama de la woman yo Brill de la when I shared one in the LA, the hula Sherry cola. When I said one nessa didn't wanna be Jana Mohammed Abu la heeta on our soul

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sallallahu alayhi wa sallam a while and he while he was happy to be at home BSN in Isla Yomi Dini.

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photocall Allahu tabela Kava tada for analyzes

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bad.

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Amina shaytani r rajim

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Bismillah.

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We commenced by praising Allah subhanho wa Taala who is no doubt our Creator sustainer nareesha protector and Kira. We asked him jelgava as to shower his choices, the blessings and salutations upon our beloved Prophet, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa early he was selling his family members, his companions and all those who tread upon his path with utmost sincerity until the day of

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my dear respected elders and brothers in Islam. First and foremost, I advise myself I admonish myself and then all of you all present here to adopt a life of taqwa. And that is to fear Allah subhanho wa tada and to be conscious of him as a Virgil, during every single second of our lives, if we wish to attain success in this world, as well as the hereafter May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us all from the people of taqwa and may He iserver gel makers from the victorious and successful ones I mean,

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inshallah Tada. Today's kotoba is going to be about fipple fklf.

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Or a double extra understanding difference of opinion, the jurisprudence of difference of opinion and also in regard to the etiquettes of the difference of opinion that is prevalent in our religion.

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It has been decreed by Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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And the discussion will inshallah Allah revolve around

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the Tafseer of Bismillah the Tafseer of one ayah

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otherwise known as best mela Bismillah Ar Rahman AR Rahim the the Tafseer will revolve around this particular ayah in sha Allah tala.

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As you all know Bismillah Ar Rahman AR Rahim is a very powerful ayah it can be translated as In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful Bismillah Ar Rahman AR Rahim. And according to linguists, according to the scholars who are specialized in the field of nav, in other words, in the Arabic language, grammar, you have something known as grammar. They say that just before Bismillah you have a word that is hidden, it is not apparent it has not manifested itself, it's hidden. And you can place it as a Buddha Oh Bismillah Ar Rahman AR Rahim. Basically, I begin or I commence whatever I'm doing, I commence In the name of Allah, aka Bismillah, I lead in the name of Allah, I

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teach in the name of Allah, and perhaps driving in the name of Allah. So before we do anything, we start off with the name of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So this particular idea, like I said, it can be translated as In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful, a powerful ayah that goes a long, long way back.

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And according to reports,

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I mean, we can say things of the history, but then we always have to have evidence to back our statements. It goes all the way back to know Haile Salatu was salam to know Allahu salatu wa salam, as Allah azza wa jal mentioned the noble for an The Great Prophet alayhi salatu salam, he strove hard in terms of his nation, in terms of propagating the deen of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Amidst his nation, he strove hard for a 950 years wahaca and then towards the latter stage

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Allah azza wa jal, he commands new holla his law to a salam to make to prepare a ship. No Jaime salatu salam, he did as he was commanded. And then when the decree of Allah subhanho wa Taala befell that particular nation. He was commanded to both the ship and what is the lies of virgin state in the Koran. What color Kabuki ha Bismillahi Majora hermosa? He was commanded by Allah subhanho wa Taala to go about the ship In the name of Allah, In the name of Allah. So this particular words this particular Ayah goes back even to know Haile salatu salam. And in terms of the Tafseer in terms of the explanation of this particular words, if you look at the books such as the book of Imam kasubi

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Rahim Allah, his famous book, A Jamelia Tamil Quran,

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Rahim Allah is Tafseer in his book, beautiful book, amazing words. He rahima hola deduces almost up to a 25 deductions in regard to Bismillah Ar Rahman AR Rahim 25 Messiah il 25 deductions in regard to Bismillah Ar Rahman AR Rahim.

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So let's start off with the first masella that is generally mentioned across the books of the FCA when we talk about Bismillah when we talk about Bismillah Ar Rahman AR Rahim, many respected elders and brothers in Islam, you have to clearly understand that it has been unanimously agreed by all the scholars rahima Humala that Bismillah Bismillah Ar Rahman AR Rahim is part of an ayah of So to me, it is part of an ayah of surah tournament.

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where lots of Anahata Allah He mentions in the Noble Quran in surah, two namun in regard to the story that took place between Suleiman and the Queen, the Queen Her name is reported to have been said as Baptists between her and Suleiman Allahu Salatu was Salam. Where Sulayman Allahu salat wa salam he sends a letter

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to this particular queen. And then Allah azza wa jal mentions her statement even

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in me,

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in Abu Musa Suleiman our

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Bismillah

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he, she calls all of her courtiers, viziers ministers and she says, Yeah, you know, Elijah Kitab and Karim, a message a very noble message has been delivered unto me, in the human soul a man it is from Solomon, and the ledger the message commences. Bismillah Ar Rahman AR Rahim, In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.

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Allah Allah, Allah, Yahweh, Sunni Muslim in Solomon AlLahi wa sallam he writes, do not exalt yourself over me, but rather come to me as a Muslim. All of you come to me as Muslims submitting to the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So Nonetheless, the point that I wanted to highlight Bismillah Ar Rahman AR Rahim is part of an ayah in Surah to normal. This has been unanimously agreed by all the scholars rahima Humala, but as for best mela, being part of or other best men are being the beginning of every surah as well as Surah Fatiha now this the scholars have differed, the scholars have deferred as to where the best Mila is the first I have Sudoku Fatiha as well as the best mela

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is the first I have all the sutras the scholars have different and you have three very famous schools of thoughts. Let me mention them in Shavasana to the three famous opinions. You have the first opinion

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that states and the people, Rahim Allah, the scholars who go by that first opinion who have stated that person the first opinion, they state that best mela is yes indeed a part of Surah Fatiha.

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I hope you all with me. The first opinion is that yes. Bismillah is a part of Surah Al Fatiha and it is upon every scholar, every person of knowledge that they do not give statements out of their own pockets. When they say something they always back it with evidence. They have evidence from the Quran or the Sunnah of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. This is the amount of knowledge the amount of Deen you can't just say what you want in regard to the deen of Allah subhanho wa Taala. If you want to say something, you have to back it with evidence. When you go to the aquarela Allah the statements of our scholars are Salah, una sala, a pious predecessors, you would always come to a

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conclusion that if they say something, they would have evidence to back it, they would have evidence to back it. So this first group of scholars

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and they can

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consist of scholars the likes of Imam Shafi, Rahim Allah and others, they state that massmailer is indeed a part of Surah Al Fatiha. Basically it is the first ayah of circle five. And what is their evidence? What is the evidence that they bring about? There is a hadith the evidence that they pulled from the evidences that they quote is one particular Heidi that is recorded in the book of Imam Dr. kutani Rahim Allah and others as well. And our ma ma ma ma Albania Rahim Allah has blasted Asahi in his books is Reto Saha. He is classed as saheeh this particular Heidi the Hadith goes along the lines of these words, Abu huraira the last one he mentions that also like I said a long while

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ago it was seldom is reported to have said, either Khartoum. Alhamdulillah when you read Surah Fatiha when you read Surah Fatiha read Bismillah Ar Rahman AR Rahim you're supposed to read the smilla Rahmanir Rahim. And there was a long while he went on to state the virtues of total Fatiha and towards the end of the Hadith. He sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that Bismillah is one of its verses that best mela is one of the verses of Surah Al Fatiha not sorry if we have clear cut textual evidence from the supervisor Allahu Allahu alayhi wa sallam, and like we just stated authentic hadith classified as an authentic hadith. So this is the evidence coated by the first group of

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scholars that yes, best mela is part of Surah Al Fatiha is basically the first ayah Surah Al Fatiha. Now as for the other scholars, who deem we will discuss in sha Allah who deem that Bismillah is not part of sort of Al Fatiha because there are other scholars that are Hema, whom Allah May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless them with the highest strength in gender, there are those who deem that best Mullah is not part of Surah Al Fatiha, the scholars who discuss this, if they laugh, they state that there could be a possible reason that perhaps this particular Hadith may have not reached those scholars of law. You might be wondering, how can you say that this particular study did not reach

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great scholars of the past? Is that even possible? Yes, it is possible. So, how about quoting an example and let me tell you something, it was even possible it took place during the time of the Sahaba is one of

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mine, there were certain statements of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, that reached some of the Sahaba and did not read some of the Sahaba Allah it reads some of the Sahaba was he did not read some of the Sahaba let me give you a modern day example. So if I were to say something you own here in the masjid Alhamdulillah you are all witnesses to my statement, but those who perhaps have gone for Juma to the masjid or they must eat by Nima road or they must see the road. They will not be witnesses to my statement. You will never be witnesses to my statement. Likewise amidst the Sahaba there were there was Sahaba like and so the one who is reported to have said that I served the

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Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam for 10 years, we have Sahaba like Abu hora are the one who always by the side of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And then again you have so have a Harley Davidson rallied around the long line who was always in the battlefields, you have Sahaba like Omar the long line who had other commitments as well to attend to so they will not be the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam all the time. So that's why we see that Abu huraira the other one, he is the Sahabi who narrates the most amount of a hidey hole isolation because he was

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at all times.

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And let me give you an incident from the life of a loved one. This was after Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. We are over the long line and a huge number of the Sahaba.

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Mine they were about to enter the lands of Sham when they got wind of a piece of information that there was a plague. A contagious plague, a contagious disease that had struck the lives of Sham. So immediately Omar de la one he issued an order to all the troops to all the companions do not enter the lands of sharks do not enter the lands of Sham because we have received Intel we have received information that there is a contagious disease a contagious plague that is going on. We would not want our companions our troops to be infected by their particular disease. So do not enter the lands of Shang Abu obey the law or the law one another great Sahabi

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he goes to Omar the loved one and in a very respectable way we asked him you know, meaning

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of Iranian Qatari law. Are you running away from the decree of Allah? Are you running away from the decree of Allah? If it is decreed

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By Allah if it has been decreed that we are to be infected, the whether we go in there or whether we stay away, it is the decree of Allah we will be infected.

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Omar the Allah one amazing words. He replies he says

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we are running away from the color of Allah. Two words the color of Omar amazing words eloquent, deep, profound words. We are running away from the color of Allah, towards the color of Allah. In other words, we are running away from a sickness towards safety. This has also been decreed by Allah subhanho wa Taala. The fact that we have decided to head back and not enter the lands of Sham has also been decreed by Allah subhanho wa Taala that there was a slight difference of opinion between these two companions, slight difference of opinion. Ren comes about a great Sahabi man even our for the law, why? He goes and he says, send me out to those who without law, he said in the law while he

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was a lemma cool, I heard the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam say, now he places a heavy. Now the minute we have the words of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, there is no dispute Now, over the long line immediately backs off, I will obey the law or the long line immediately backs off, let us hear what Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has said in this regard. Now what do we understand from this, this particular statement, this particular narration that now for the loved one who is going to narrate now was a narration that Amaro de la Juan had not heard of a Baba blah, blah, blah, and two great companions. They had not heard of this narration of

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the rukmani. But

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he had heard from us who lives on maharlika SLM, and he goes on to narrate the narration. The narration goes along the lines of these words, oh, come up, Allah Allahu salatu salam, that

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if you hear of a contagious disease that has spread in a particular city, in a particular land, and if you are outside that land, do not enter that land, do not enter that land words of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam and say for a chance if you are in a land that were now a disease has spread, a contagious disease has spread a plague has spread, do not leave that land words of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam which made everything crystal clear, crystal clear. So from this, we understand that there is always a possibility and this is one of the main reasons why there is a kind of a difference of opinion among scholars, where perhaps this particular narration may

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have not reached a certain scholar, and he gave out his opinion based on the narrations that he had heard or that he had with him from Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So I hope it's clear in terms of opinion number one,

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we move to opinion number two. And this is the opinion of great scholars like Abdullah bin Mubarak Rahim Allah, do you start the chef of your mama, mama Hola. he deems that he and the scholars with him who are with this opinion they state that best of Allah Bismillah Ar Rahman AR Rahim is an ayah from the I art of all the surahs except all the sewer, all of the sewers, except for circle Fatiha. So, he deems it as an ayah from all the other sewer from all the other chapters except Surah Al Fatiha. So basically if you go according to this opinion, then you have 113 is now with you because Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim becomes part of every other surah except for circle Fatiha Now, what is

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their evidence? What is their their lead? What is their proof? We have a narration

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and so the other one he mentions that once we were with Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and then also like I said a long while evaluation and we were observing him. He took a small nap of law, how I envy the Sahaba Allah Allah that they got to sit with us. He said a long while you it was lm and also realize that a long while it was a small slumber, he was seated with them. But he started to doze off a little my mother, my father and myself we ransom for him sal Allahu Allahu alayhi wa sallam. He started to doze off a little bit. And then suddenly, Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he wakes up. He looks up, and he starts to smile on his face. He was beaming away suddenly.

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And he was in. And according to the description of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, when he used to smile he would illuminate the area that he was in. He would illuminate the area, his face you to be so radiant, it would be like a piece from the full moon Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he was beaming away he was smiling. The Sahaba

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and also the other one included. They all asked Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam Yasser Allah, what is it that is making you smile like this? What is it that has

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made you smile like this. Why are you so happy Rasulullah please tell us as well.

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That Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he went on to inform the Sahaba in one litre Allah Allah He mentioned it in along the lines of these words Oh my Sahaba a surah a chapter was revealed unto me just now, a chapter was revealed unto me just now. And then he said a lot more Allah who it was and then started to read the ayah that were revealed unto him by Allah subhanho wa Taala. Just imagine listening to Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam read the ayah My dear respected elders and brothers in Islam. When we go through the Hadith of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam. I implore you do not skim over the Hadith. Just imagine, just put yourselves in the shoes of the

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Sahaba they will all seated with Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Just imagine the sort of life that a lot while you tell him he dozes a little. And then he gets up and he says, he starts to smile and he says, A sutra was revealed unto me just now.

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And then he said a long while he said he was a lamb. He started to read Bismillah Ar Rahman AR Rahim II

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in

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he starts to read and how does he start off the surah

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Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem me

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in

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farsan linear Vika on how

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he reads these three if and he started off the surah by reading Bismillah Ar Rahman AR Rahim. So this is the evidence used by this group of scholars rahima Humala, they stayed there. For a long while it was lm he started to read the surah he started off the chapter by reading Bismillah Ar Rahman AR Rahim. So based on this, we state that Bismillah Ar Rahman AR Rahim is part of every surah other than

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the final group of scholars and oh before we go into that, in terms of the first eye of the Torah in Athena qualcosa. So the Sahaba, they asked us to realize that a lot of it was sentimiento de la, what is a co author? What is alcocer then Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam in other narrations as well, he went on to describe alcocer alcocer mineral agenda, it is a river. It is a stream from the streams of Jenna, the sides of the stream are made of gold of all the sides of the stream are made of gold, and its bed where the water runs the bed of that stream is made of pearls, gems and value, valuable, priceless, droves along the water. It's sweeter than honey, the sweeter than honey,

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and whiter than snow whiter than snow.

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And it's goblets, the godbless that will be used to serve the water from that fountain from that stream from that river, amount to the number of the stars. And also the lines that a lot while he was and then he himself will give us to drink to quench our thirst from that particular River. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us all the opportunity to drink from the amazing stream. I mean, I mean, from the hands of our beloved prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam I mean,

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my dear respected elders and brothers in Islam. Moving on to the third opinion and this opinion scholars the likes of Maliki bananas, Rahim Allah Imam Abu hanifa Rahim Allah and others, they are of the opinion that Bismillah Ar Rahman AR Rahim is not part of Surah Al Fatiha nor is it part of any of the other sources. This is their opinion and what is their evidence now? Because like we said, we mentioned that in we mentioned the proofs and evidences used by the other scholars, and like I said in the beginning, no scholar will state something unless he has evidence from Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam obviously evidence from the Quran to back his statement. So these

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scholars Rahim Allah May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless them And grant them the highest stages in gender. They state we have a Heidi that has been recorded in the book of Mr. Muslim Rahim Allah and this particular Hadith the narrator is none other than Abu huraira the last one he states and is the Hadith codici I'm sure most of you are aware about a hadith good to see the Hadith codici is basically the words of Allah subhanho wa Taala that have been reported through foodwise Allahu Allahu Allah Salim, but it is not considered Koran is not considered for and it is from the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, but the statement of Allah subhanho wa Taala

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In regard to this particular Heidi, the narration goes along the lines of these words are some to salata. benei ouabain. Aberdeen is fame, I have divided a Sala, a Sala in the sense scholars explained the total fathia. What is intended here is total Fatiha between myself and my slave into two hubs into two hubs. I have divided the circle Fatiha between myself and my slave into two hubs so much to the extent that when my slave reads Alhamdulillah in here have been on me, when my slave says All Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the worlds. I reply to my slave by saying my slave has praised me. My slave has praised me. And when he reads a rough man, your army, I say my slave has

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extolled me. My slave has loaded me and when he says Maliki amin de when I reply unto him, my slave has glorified me, my slave has exalted me. And when he says he

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can is that in you alone, we worship and You alone, we seek help via Allah. Allah subhanho wa Taala responds by saying this is something this is a request between my slave and me. This is a request between us between my slave and me and for my slave is what he asks. I will respond to my slave.

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So we need to understand my dear respected elders and others and is now when you are in Salah.

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There are those who Lama Rahim Allah there are those who skim through the ayat like parents, they start over the first eye and then they are at one of bawling in a matter of seconds. You need to understand that every eye that you read beautifully, you will know your maker, your protector, your cura, your nareesha, your king, the Lord of all words, he is responding to every verse that you read. We have to go into the inner dimensions of Salah at times, many of us we are very worried about the flick of Salah, the jurisprudence of Salah we are worried about how our postures need to be yes, you need to be worried. And likewise, you need to be worried about your inner dimensions of

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Salah as well. The spiritual aspects of Salah

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you need to be worried about it.

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You need to imagine yourself that you have you're obviously in front of the King of all kings you're reading and he is responding to every verse that you read. Think of it many respected elders and brothers in Islam. So coming back to the third opinion. These collars they state look at the hottest policy. It starts off al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil aalameen no mention of Bismillah no mention of Bismillah Ar Rahman AR Rahim. So based on this they state that Bismillah Ar Rahman AR Rahim is not part of sorrowful Fatiha and then they have another narration and this particular narration has been recorded by Ernesto de la Juan.

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A very clear narration. He states that I prayed behind Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Listen to me attentively.

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Don't doze get up and listen to only half of what I said and misquote me May Allah subhanho wa Taala say

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I prayed behind Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam

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I prayed behind Abu Bakr, Mr. De Lama. I prayed behind oma or the above line. I prayed behind Osman or the last one and none of them read Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem. Instead they started off Alhamdulillah here have been mean none of them read Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim. And so the last one authentic hadith. I prayed behind Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, I prayed behind a Booba chronicity for the long run. I prayed behind oma or the long one. I prayed behind us man for the long one. And none of them read Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim. They started off Sudoku Fatiha and then they also use the evidence and Medina they state from the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa

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sallam

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until the time of Mr Maliki bananas Rahim Allah because he was in Medina, Imam Malik Rahim Allah He was the Imam of the people of Medina. And until today, my dear respected elders and brothers in Islam, they state that in the message of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam between the walls of the masters of the province that alone while he was lm, whenever you see an Imam conducting they conduct and they start off by saying al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil aalameen in accordance to the Sunnah of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa and he said, in accordance to the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, so many respected elders and brothers in Islam. What I want to highlight here is

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look at the difference of opinion amongst the scholars. Look at the difference of the opinion

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opinion amongst the scholars, that there is no issue in this regard. A difference of opinion is tolerated. It is welcome in our deal as long as it is not in the fundamentals of our Deen we do not have a difference of opinion in regard to our Akai in regard to our belief system as to whether Allah is one or two, do we have a difference of opinion? Will you see a difference of opinion amongst the scholars? No, Allah is one and only

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Allah is one and only in terms of the belief system. In terms of the fundamentals of our Deen we do not have any difference of opinion. But as for the foodwatch as for the bunches of Deen as for example, as for certain Yes, a difference of opinion is tolerated as long as you have evidence from the Quran and the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam to back your statement.

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Today, we find people

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sadly, we're not firmly grounded in knowledge. You and I, we are all students of knowledge. We cannot claim to be giants, we cannot claim to be scholars, we cannot claim to be mahadi zone. We cannot claim to be great imams now we are not.

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We are students of knowledge me are students of knowledge. We start to bicker, we start to point fingers, we start to say this Imam is wrong, that Imam is wrong. This Imam is correct, that Imam is correct. And we start to cause so much of issues amidst the oma so many divisions, so many factions, because we don't know how to respect the difference of opinion amongst the scholars. We don't know how to respect the difference of opinion amongst the scholars. Let me give you an amazing quote, profound words. These words need to be recorded in gold. These words need to be recorded in gold because such beautiful words of Imam Al ghazali Rahim Allah Mohammed Al ghazali Rahim Allah, he

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states, low sec Chairman Lai la casa

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is only the ones who do not possess knowledge, if only the ones who are not firmly grounded in knowledge, if only the ones who do not have knowledge, keep quiet. If only they kept quiet, and if only they stayed away from scholarly discussions from scholarly debates from scholarly

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meetings, perhaps lesser Coca Cola.

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This agreement would come to an end

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this agreement would come to an end today sadly, those who do not have firm knowledge in terms of the Arabic language in terms of understanding the Quran and the Sunnah, in terms of deducing rulings.

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In terms of deducing commentary from the Quran or the Hadith, they start to give out fatwas Abdullah bin Massaro is reported to have said, Man after equally shame for women, known men after half equally share information on the one who gives out a fatwa in every little thing. Whenever somebody comes to ask him something. Oh, this is my fatwa in this regard. This is my first one in that regard. Oh, you know what? I think that it has to be like this. I feel that it's supposed to be like that. Maybe that has been his week. Maybe that Hadith is authentic. You don't have any knowledge whatsoever, but you start giving out fatwas. And Massaro the last one who you say is the individual

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who gives out photos for every little thing? For who I've met? You know, he is a madman, he is a lunatic May Allah subhanho wa Taala save us all.

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My dear respected elders and brothers in Islam. When we go back to the scholars of the past, like your mama Shafi Rahim Allah Imam Abu hanifa rahima Hola. Imam Malik Rahim Allah giants in terms of their fields of expertise, Allahu Akbar. Once Mr. Medina humble Rahim Allah. He took him on his heart. They've been around Hawaii, or La Jolla as some pronounce his name. He took him and went to the gathering of Imam Shafi Rahim Allah Imam Shafi a great Mr. Mohammed Mohammed was a student of Imam Shafi. He goes to his gathering and Imam is has given the wrong way. He asked him Imam Shafi a question in regard to lava in regard to the Arabic language and Imam Shafi answered because he was a

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pinnacle, a leader in terms of the Arabic language he was an amazing expert. They asked him something in regard to Pepsi, he responded. They asked him something in regard to Hadith. He responded they asked him something in regard to fit he responded. He was an expert across all the fields Mr. McAfee Rahim Allah.

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But then one day, somebody went to email Mushaf ADA, Hema hola and asked him a question. A question. Mr. Masha Rahim Allah He kept quiet.

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The man said, Yeah, man, can you please answer my question? The Imam he kept quiet.

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The man said yeah, Imam please respond.

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Then the Imam looked at him and said

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Please give me a few moments. The man said okay, but can I know why? Then the mom said, I'm just contemplating. I'm just thinking as to whether it would be quiet it would be better for me to keep quiet, or whether it would be better for me to respond in this regard.

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If such great imams thought so much Then how about you and I, we attend that our tongues run loose. We don't care about causing a division in the oma. We don't care about perhaps causing a rift in the oma. We just want to utter what we have to say. We want our opinion to reign over the table. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us all. There was once a student of Mr. Malik Rahim Allah who traveled with him and Malik Malik like I said, Mr. Medina, a great Imam. Do you stare at the shape of a mama Shafi Rahim Allah.

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This student was traveling with him and Malik Rahim Allah and he said, I asked the Imam in regard to 48 Maasai. I asked the Imam in regard to 48 matters 48 issues. And the Imam responded for 32 of them by saying, he asked 48 questions, and the Imam responded for 32 of those questions by saying,

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I do not know. I do not know. Mama, cry Mama. Today, some of us in America mama except those whom Allah subhanho wa Taala has blessed and made them as an exception. Many of us we find it demeaning to say, Audrey, I don't know when someone asks a question. Oh, you know, I think it's like this. I think it's like that. We even find it demeaning to say, let me refer my books. And let me get back to you. Let me perhaps ask my wife, my sister, my teacher and get back to you. We find it demeaning. We want to answer the question we want to act as if we are all Mr. Know it alls. Because this was never the case with the scholars of the past Hassan Hassan It was never ever the case.

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Once an individual went to even

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respect to elders and brothers in Islam, even though

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he was one of the companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. We used to follow

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them so ardently. So ardently. There is one report that he was one struggling with an individual. And suddenly, whilst they were traveling, he was on his mount and they were traveling, he suddenly bent a little, he suddenly bent a little. And then they started. They went on with the journey, the man who was with him or the other one, he asked him, Why did you do that? Why did you bring Suddenly, he,

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then to that man, I was once traveling with Rasulullah, sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And at that time, there used to be an old tree, and there was an overhanging branch, there was an overhanging branch at this particular location. And also the visor along while he was alive when he saw that branch, he bent a little, and he made his way under the branch, and I am doing it in accordance to follow Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and following the footsteps of Russell iclr Islam, even though there was no tree at that time, but he did it because he did. So there was so ardent in following the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And as you all know, he was an extremely,

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extremely knowledgeable Companion of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. One day a person went to him and asked him a question. Can you please clarify this matter for me? Even though I'm only allowed one, he thought for a while, and he said, I'm sorry, I don't know. Please go and ask the people of knowledge in this regard. Please go and ask the people of knowledge. A giant in knowledge is saying, Go and ask the people of knowledge. The man was astounded. He said, Yeah. But you're telling me you, you are such a great scholar. And you are telling me to go and ask the people of knowledge?

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I said, Yes. Because I don't know in this regard. I'm not sure to give you a

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straightforward statement in this regard. So please go and refer to the people have knowledge. The man shook his head. But he was so astounded. He was so amazed. He shook his head and made his way. And you know what he

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did? He kissed his own hand, it will be a long one. He kissed his own hand and said, he said to himself, you have done you're done good today, you have done good today, you're given your ego a good beating by saying you don't know in regard to this. You don't know in regard to this. These were our cell phone asylee Media respected elders and brothers in Islam. These were our selection asylum. And finally, to wrap off, in regard to Bismillah, coming back to the Tafseer of Bismillah. This was just one must Allah that I mentioned, from the 27 or 28 Messiah. Remember Kota B Rahim Allah brings, I just brought about one Massara, and as you can see the goodbyes, almost coming to an

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end. to rub off in regard to the discussion in regard to the rulings of best mela. There are scholars who deem like I said, in the beginning, these three opinions as to whether bhasma is part of Surah Fatiha or not. And then there is also a difference of opinion as to whether Bismillah should we read aloud, or should we read quietly in Salah. Don't misunderstand that when you pray behind an Imam. And if the Imam does not read best mela don't come to Africa.

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conclusion that perhaps this Imam deems that best Mara is not part of Surah Fatiha, but instead he could be an Imam who deems that yes this Mara is part of Surah Al Fatiha, but he follows the opinion that it is supposed to be read quietly. You have a difference of opinion as to whether it should be read aloud or read quietly.

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There is a difference of opinion scholars nekima Mushi Rahim Allah and others deem that muskmelon needs to be read aloud. Bismillah is part of Surah Fatiha and it needs to be read aloud. And there are others like my mathematical humble and others who deem that yes, Basma is part of soap in fact, the habit it needs to be read quietly, based on the narration, I gave you of Anasazi, a long line. And also the long line he stated that I prayed behind the supervisor along while he was alone, I prayed behind my back, I prayed behind over I prayed behind us man with one light Allah, Allah image mine, and none of them read bhasma aloud. So we have evidence for this. And this could be because

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this Imam is following that particular opinion. So many respected elders and brothers in Islam don't come to hasty conclusions, when you look at the action of a particular scholar or a student of knowledge because at times you may not understand all the aspects in regard to the deen or in regard to that particular issue in regard to that particular massage, it is upon us to always give others the benefit of the doubt at times and there is not no reason not to give the benefit of the doubt in regard to this particular matter. But we must be careful that we do not cause rifts and divisions amongst our oma. today so much of labeling namecalling unnecessary things. People take pride in

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saying you know what, I'm this and that. No, we are all the Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we are all Muslims.

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During the time of the Prophet sallallahu, alayhi wasallam after the after the hegira it was once an occasion where some of the answer they call themselves are unsolved. And some of the mohajir room they call themselves Omaha Giroux, they started you know, having these titles for themselves. The muhajir don't used to call themselves Omaha JIRA, the ones who have migrated. And the answer is to call themselves or unsought, the helpers when the supervisor along while evaluation have heard about this. He very sternly asked, What is this call of Jamelia? What is this call of Jamelia? What are these labels? They are so repulsive, they are so repulsive. Why did he

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do that? He did that my dear respected elders and brothers in Islam, because he did not want them to start bickering and dividing themselves. He did not want themselves to he did not want them to fragment themselves. So likewise be the home of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. We can follow an email but obviously we have to, we have to the mother here are here for a reason.

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Those who are not firmly grounded in knowledge, you have to obviously follow any mom, we have to follow the teachings of an Imam. If not, it's impossible for each and every one of us to go back to the Quran and the Sunnah to deduce rulings. It's an impossible task with all of the commitments that we have not every one of us. We have not dedicated our lives to seeking knowledge. At times you will find it difficult to go listen to a talk or a lecture by a particular scholar for one hour. Now, where are we going to find the time to go spend 1015 years like the scholars of the past? Mm hmm. And now have you For example, they dedicated their lives the deen of Allah subhanho wa Taala imama

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NaVi he did not even marry.

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He was with his books throughout and that's why they have written encyclopedias in regard to fit in regard to so many fields checklist. lalibela Tamia Rahim Allah Rahim Allah such great Imams, and we have no right whatsoever to talk bad about them to talk bad about them. We have no right whatsoever. We are not even close to the dust of those scholars. May Allah subhanho wa Taala keep raising them in ranks. I mean,

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so let us pray for those Imams and let us benefit from their teachings. Let us not call ourselves names that are divided ourselves. Let us all think of ourselves as the oma of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam and let us work hard It has strived hard to please Allah azza wa jal so that we become from the victorious and successful ones in this world as well as the hereafter. May Allah is a virgin, accept all of our goodies may He forgive our sins and just as how unitrust here and dismissed it may unite us in the gardens of genda with our beloved prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, I mean we're further away and hamdulillah hero behind me