Dealing with doubts in Islam for Muslim teenagers and University Students

share this pageShare Page
Navaid Aziz

Channel: Navaid Aziz

Episode Notes

Episode Transcript

© No part of this transcript may be copied or referenced or transmitted in any way whatsoever. Transcripts are auto-generated and thus will be be inaccurate. We are working on a system to allow volunteers to edit transcripts in a controlled system.


00:00:00--> 00:00:24

Then hamdu lillahi Namah Hornstein horn is still Kuru, when other below him in Korean fusina woman sejati ioannina, Mejia had the high level furthermore the learner who will male de Luna will follow her the ELA or shadow Wanda La la la who had the hola shady color was shadow under Mohammed Abu Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa early he was talking he was seldom at the Sleeman kathira and my bad My dear brothers and sisters are salaam aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh.

00:00:26--> 00:01:08

inshallah, and this week's episode or this week's session, we'll be speaking about how to deal with doubts in Islam. And this is particularly for Muslims that are already in the faith and not so much so for those that are exploring the faith. So now, is it normal for people to have doubts? Well, let us see what the prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam says, and so a Muslim in Hadith number 134 the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he says, Yeah, da da da da comb via coda man holla. Qaeda, Al Qaeda had to cooler the whole manakala carob. back for either Bulava. Garlic, polyester in Billa. When you enter he will try it and okra for local man to be law. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa

00:01:08--> 00:01:48

sallam as is reported in the hadith of warrior or the Allahu anhu. In Sahih Muslim, he says that shaytaan will come to you, and we'll say who created this and who created that until he tells that person who created your Lord. And when he comes with this, let him seek refuge in Allah and stop such thoughts. And another version of the Hadith. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said at that time say I meant to be I have believed in Allah subhanho wa Taala. So here we see that from the plots of sheep and from the tricks of shape one is that he actually tries to planted doubts in the mind of Bundy, Adam, and all of the children of other militia that shaitaan tries to find those

00:01:48--> 00:02:27

doubts. So what we learned from this hadith is that it is actually quite normal, from time to time to have these thoughts that will appear like adults that will appear like adults. And that's that time you say I was a Billahi min. Ash shaytani r rajim. Or as per the other narration you say I meant to be love that I have, I believe in Allah subhanho wa Tada. Now I want to take it a step further than this. And that is what if you're reading an article one day, what if you're listening to a talk one day? Or what if you're even just in university or high school one day, and they start talking about Islam, and you start hearing about things that you're not familiar with and make you

00:02:27--> 00:03:10

on comfortable? So for example, they will say that didn't your prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam marry eyeshadow the Allahu anhu at such a young age? Or they may say, didn't he marry so many women? So is your faith not misogynistic? Is your faith not oppressive towards women? How would you deal towards this dealt? And what I want to lay out in this lecture today Bismillahi. Tada is a format and a foundation on how to deal with such things as a format and a foundation on how to deal with such things. So the first time you hear something and you come across something, your natural reaction is, what is your source of this information. Anyone can make up information, anyone can

00:03:10--> 00:03:52

fabricate anything, we live in the day of an age of, you know, as they say, fake news. So fake news is very, very easy to create. So particularly when it comes to our faith, we want this. So we want to find either a verse from Koran, or we want to find the Hadith of the Prophet of Allah while he was. Or we want to see it in the book of sirach book of something that is reliable. Now the second thing is, once you find out the source, can that source be authenticated? Can that source be authenticate? So if it's mentioned or odd, then obviously there's no depth in it with the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Not every Hadith is actually authentic. Not every idea is

00:03:52--> 00:04:33

actually authentic. And I'm not going to go into the conditions of authenticity. But what I will say is, you can go to a website like stirner.com su n h.com, and do a search for the header, Hadith. And it will tell you where the Hadith is found, and possibly give you the grading of the Hadith as well. If you're familiar with the Arabic language, then you can go to learn dotnet d o AR AR dotnet and type in the Hadith in Arabic. And that is even more extensive, because it will tell you the chain of narration and go into a lot more detail as well and also give you the ruling on the Hadith. So that is how you verify the Hadith. As for everything else, you have to take it's to step number three.

00:04:34--> 00:04:59

And step number three is what is scholarly commentary on this point. What is scholarly commentary on this point. So for example, let's talk about the point about Isola della Wonka being young when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam married her and consummated the marriage with her. This is something that is reported in Sahih al Bukhari and you had scholars take various approaches

00:05:00--> 00:05:41

You've had certain scholars that said, You know what, even though the Hadith, isn't it, this is one of the Hadith that cannot be relied upon, just based upon, you know, does it go with the character of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam. And then they will point out an unknown Narrator And the Hadith, according to them, obviously, that is not really true. Now, that is one approach. And I don't really like this approach, because you change your standards of morality, from time to time and place to place. Now our understanding of modern day morality and ethics. If it's not grounded in our faith, then it's due to change. Whereas when it's objective and grounded in our faith, then our

00:05:41--> 00:06:20

Lord subhanho wa Taala either will not allow the prophets of Allah who it was set up to do anything that would tarnish his faith, and he would have protected him from it, he would have protected him from it. So what is another approach to this? Well, the scholars commented that, yes, this hadith that is found in Sohail Bukhari actually is authentic. And yes, even though I shout out the Allah who was young, there are other considerations to take into place. Number one, was that Abu Bakar, or your loved one who her father was content with this marriage? Number two is is I shadowed your loved one grew older, and she started narrating Hadith, she only confessed her love of the Prophet

00:06:20--> 00:06:59

salallahu alayhi wasallam she never confessed any hatred or animosity or dislike, and she never showed any displeasure in the marriage to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam that's number two. Number three is that as we know, the Quraysh they were looking for any excuse to discredit the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam they were looking for any excuse to discredit the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, yet they never raised this as an excuse against the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So when was this actually brought up to discredit the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in a post enlightenment world. So meaning towards the latter part of the 18th century, early

00:06:59--> 00:07:46

part of 19th century that is where you start finding these criticisms against the character of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam setup. Number four is that you will find multiple companions that talk about the life span that the lives that he lived. So for example, you have Abdullah, even though I'm not in the last rhodiola, who and who, who got married himself as a as a Sahabi, when he was around 11 years old, and he became a grandfather around the age of 23, and 24, around the age of 23, and 24. He mama Shafi rahimullah, he says that he traveled to the land of Yemen, and he saw grandparents in their 20s and in their 30s. Now, according to our standards, that will be something very, very

00:07:46--> 00:08:30

abnormal. But according to the standards at that time, this is what people did, because life expectancy was not that long at all. In fact, at that time, you can approximate that the average person lived till about 40 years old, the average person lived till about 40 years old. So now if you're becoming a parent, at a very young age, it's in relation to how long your lifespan actually is. In our day and age, when we're living up to 7080 years old, it will be a lot later, you know, most people now, in fact, are getting married much, much later, statistically, it's in their 30s when the average person is getting married. So now it's older to put that aside. So understand that

00:08:30--> 00:09:13

if it is authentic, look at scholarly commentary and look at how they have approached this matter. Now can something like this be done in our day and age? I would say no, this is not something that should be done. In our day and age, we have laws and regulations that needs to be abided by. And we need to abide by those laws and regulations. However, at the same time, we cannot criticize this action, just due to the fact that our understanding of morality and ethics has changed. So, this is what I was talking about as my third point, always look at scholarly commentary on these very issues. Then the fourth step is understanding context. Context is very, very important. So for

00:09:13--> 00:09:51

example, when we look at the context of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam marrying his multiple wives, what is the context of it? So one thing we know for sure, is that out of all the wives of the Prophet sallallahu, it was said that only one of them was not previously married on the one of them was not previously married, I shall read your loved one. All of the others were previously married. We also know that several of the wives of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, were in fact older than him. And in fact, they were quite old in age, some of them so so there are the Allahu Ana was quite old in age. If you look at the narrations that talk about Khadija

00:09:51--> 00:09:59

Allah Juana. So most of the narrations talk about Khadija rhodiola and her being 40 when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was 25

00:10:00--> 00:10:43

As a side note, there's actually a very valid scholarly opinion that actually states that Khadija rajala Anna was 28 when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam married her, and also understand that this concept of polygamy, of marrying multiple women was the Sunnah of the Gambia, in fact, all of the prophets, as far as we know, with the exception of a Salah, he said, they were married to multiple women. So not all, I shouldn't say that that is factually incorrect. Please forgive me for that. But a lot of the prophets of Allah subhanho wa Taala, were married to multiple women, we have the story of Ibrahim Alayhi, salam, and many other prophets as well. So now, how do we understand

00:10:43--> 00:11:32

this again, for back then it was very, very common. And Islam came to limit oppression and limit abuse. How did it do that? It said that if you want to marry a woman, you have to be financially responsible for her, you have to provide for her her food, her clothing, or shelter, her housing, and all of her necessity, and necessities and her needs. And also understand that at that time, there was no other concept of another law dictating society. So at that time, the only law that dictated the Muslims at that time, there was no citizenship law that needed to be abided by. It was only Islamic law. And therefore it was, again, in their context, a valid thing to do. Now, is that

00:11:32--> 00:12:13

something that we will promote in our Canadian society, again, we as Canadians need to be abiding by our citizen, ship, and abide by the laws in our country. And if there is anything that specifically contradicts the Sharia, it is not up to us to just simply break the law, we lobby for it to protect the rights of the Muslims and their faith, that is the proper way of doing things. So context is also very, very important. So then why did the Prophet sallallahu I never see them marry these women, a lot of the times it was just to keep ties of kinship with other tribes and other individuals holding the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam cherished, and wanting to build those

00:12:13--> 00:13:02

relationships with. So understanding context is also very, very important. So that is the fourth thing. So number one, that we find a source number to verify authenticity. Number three, look for scholarly commentary, number four, understand context. And then number five, I would say, understand societal norms, as well understand societal norms, as well. This is something that we briefly talked about already. But I want to emphasize this that understand what we view as normal and acceptable right now, has drastically changed from 20 years ago, and 20 years ago, was drastically different from 100 years ago, up until you have a subjective, up and up and up. And until you have an

00:13:02--> 00:13:45

objective understanding of morality and ethics, that is not tied by tie that is not tied by time and place, but in fact, is divinely revealed, you will always have a changing world ethics in terms of what is viewed as good and bad. So also understand those things that, you know, societal norms are very, very important. One of the things that I liked about the scholars of the past that when they spoke about this, is that always look back at the criticisms of the Polish, that particularly when you deal with criticism against the Koran, or criticism against the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, look at the fact that the Quraysh mentioned these things, the Quraysh they were actively

00:13:45--> 00:14:32

looking at ways to discredit to the Quran and to describe the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And if those things are not mentioned by the koresh specifically, then this is a good way at looking at the validity of the criticism. At that time. Were Had it been a valid criticism, the first people to have mentioned it would have been the Quraysh they would have been the koresh. So now, I want to move on to a second point. And that is what can we do to reassure ourselves and keep ourselves grounded in our faith and keep ourselves grounded in our faith? Number one, is to go back to your faith in Allah subhanho wa Taala. What does that mean? We all know who Allah subhanho wa Taala is

00:14:32--> 00:14:59

hopefully, that Allah subhanho wa Taala is the Most Merciful, the most compassionate, the all knowing the all just the all wise, these are names and attributes that we know of Allah subhanaw taala and when you truly understand these things, and you truly believe in Allah behind the hearts of Allah, then know for a surety that Allah subhanho wa Taala would not reveal anything that would harm the oma. That wouldn't be

00:15:00--> 00:15:43

True, that would discredit the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, or discredited the Koran, or would not be in the best interest of humanity. This is what is necessitated, when you believe in Allah subhanho wa Taala that is all knowledgeable and all wise. And all just now let's look at a practical example of this. I was watching a video in preparation for tonight's session. And we have a non Muslim lady whose name I for God's plan of law right now. But she has quite a big following on YouTube and quite a big following on Instagram. And she accepted Islam she accepted Islam Alhamdulillah. And she was talking about her story and her journey on how when she accepted Islam,

00:15:43--> 00:16:25

she couldn't understand why. Why is it that a woman is not allowed to pray during her monthly cycle? Why is that the case? Is it because they are impure? Or what is the reasoning behind it? What is the reasoning behind it? Now you will find it when scholars comment on this issue, they'll mention that it is her time of the month and that she shouldn't pray. And they leave it at that. So they're totally stabbed with the the reasoning is saying that you know what, this is something that Allah subhanaw taala revealed. And this is something that you just obey, you will find other scholars that they'll go a bit further on this issue. And they will say that during that time, a woman goes

00:16:25--> 00:16:28

through pain, she goes through difficulty. She's going through

00:16:30--> 00:17:13

hardships. But let's have the other one to make this easy that during those days, she is not obliged to pray, nor is she obliged to make up those prayers, nor to obliged to make up those prayers. So this is just a concession for this is just a concession for her. And then this lady as she's talking, she says that would comfort me in that at that point was knowing that Allah subhanaw taala would not decrease something that is unjust, Allah subhanaw taala would not decrease something that is unjust. So this is what I mean by going back your faith in Allah subhanho wa Taala that go back to your faith and trust in Allah, that Allah subhanho wa Taala will never reveal anything unjust,

00:17:13--> 00:17:57

oppressive, contradictory, or doesn't make sense. There's always a way to approach it. Number two is to make dua to Allah subhanaw taala make dua to Allah subhanaw taala so you find in the first that we read today from Abu huraira the Allahu anhu. In one of the versions, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, file your call are meant to be law that let this person say I have believed in Allah. So there's other things that a person can say is like ready to be here Robin Robin Islami Dean and will be Mohammed and sallallahu wasallam are soon want to be that I am pleased with Allah subhanho wa Taala as my Lord Islam as my faith and as Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam as my

00:17:57--> 00:18:45

prophet and my messenger, this is something that is good to repeat. Likewise making do I specifically asking for sebat asking for steadfastness. So you find this in the Quran in surah, Allah brohn Allah subhanaw taala teaches us to say rockburn Allah to zero Colburn about our data data now, we have learned emila don't get off my neck until we have that Oh our Lord, do not let our hearts deviate after You have guided them and bestow upon us Your mercy and bestow upon us Your mercy indeed, you are the best steward of your heart. So that is one way that you can make another die that you can make is yamaka label the Kolbe sub bit called Brd Nick, Oh Allah Turner of the

00:18:45--> 00:19:27

hearts, turn my heart towards your faith, turn my heart towards your faith. So these are good to do is to make to Allah subhanaw taala appointed that I forgot to mention over here is that in the Hadith when we were speaking about it, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that when you get such thoughts, then you should seize them off right away. So do not let these thoughts linger and boil in your mind, but rather come up with an action plan in your head right away. And that is that if it is a logical question that can be logically answered, then I will reach out to a scholar and ask for a scholarly explanation. If it is not something that can be scholarly answered, and is

00:19:27--> 00:19:59

not a logical question, then I will just cease to ask that question right now. So for example, in the Hadith itself, who created Allah subhanaw taala is not a logical question. Because as Muslims we believe that Allah subhanho wa Taala has no beginning and has no ending he is not restricted by time, but rather time is the creation of Allah. And when time is a creation of a lot of this necessitates that Allah subhanaw taala has no beginning and has no ending another illogical question that, you know, it's the final I remember

00:20:00--> 00:20:41

kids in elementary school in high school they would try to bring this up all the time is Can your Lord create something so heavy that he cannot create? So this is a contradictory attribute that would be attributed to Allah subhanho wa Taala. Allah subhana wa jal is creating something with something so heavy that he cannot lift up. This is a contradictory and therefore, illogical question that you know cannot be answered. So, at that point you just sees pondering over these questions, and you say all day to be here Robin Robin Islam, Medina, Welby, Muhammad Sallallahu, Alayhi, Salam ala suelen, when obeah then the third thing that we should all be doing, and I emphasize this all,

00:20:41--> 00:21:28

regardless of how old you are, is to seek knowledge the prophets of Allah Allah wa sallam makes it very explicitly clear, he says, tolerable elmy for you, though tona adequately Muslim, one Muslim, that the seeking of knowledge is incumbent, it is mandatory, it is necessary for every male and female believer. So you have to be seeking knowledge that is the best way after your trust in Allah and making dua to Allah subhanho wa Taala is to seek knowledge. Now, what are avenues that you have for seeking knowledge, I want to share three resources with you within Lehi, tada, number one is your clean Institute, your clean Institute. This today is run by chef Omar Soliman. And they have a

00:21:28--> 00:22:10

normal website that deals with a lot of the modern day issues that are deemed criticisms against Islam, whether it be against Prophet salallahu alaihe, Salam against the Koran as the fifth in general, for example, the preservation of the Koran, then this is something that they've spoken about, they spoke about the concept of violence and attributing it to a slab, there's something that is discussed the concept of domestic violence, this is something that they've discussed. So there's a wide variety of issues that they have discussed in detail. And they continue to update their their log or the catalogue of topics that we've discussed. So that's your clean, y a QE, Ed, your clean

00:22:10--> 00:22:54

Institute, just do a quick Google search. And you'll find their website. They have articles, they have lectures, they have short videos, they have short infographics. It is an absolute great website. So now this is for the average individual. Now what if you want something more detailed? What if you want something more detailed? Then I would say your next step after this to seek something more detailed, is Sapiens Institute Sapiens Institute. And this is run by Western Hamza sources. You also find Mohammed hijab there, and some others there as well. And they've done a great job in terms of helping Muslims build a foundation in debate, as well as answering some of the most

00:22:54--> 00:23:36

common questions as well as answering some of the most common questions. So in terms of how to deal with modern day philosophies, like what does Islam say about feminism? What does Islam say about democracy? What does Islam say about Neo liberalism, all these points in modern, all these things you'll find at the Sapiens Institute. So again, just do a Google search. And you'll find videos, lectures and articles by Hamza sources and Mohammed hijab. Allah subhanaw taala rewards them as well. And then last, but not least, is more of a local initiative. And I mentioning this, just for the fact that often, we don't share Canadian resources. And this is a Canadian resource I wanted to

00:23:36--> 00:24:21

share with you. It's called spiritual perception, spiritual perception, and something that's run by Dr. Nasir Khan. He was in Winnipeg and came to Calgary spent a short, quick two years here. And now he is back in the Toronto region back in the Toronto region. But this is a great local resource, a tackles a variety of issues. One of my favorite articles on the website is the five commonly most misquoted verses of the Koran and how they're meant to be understood. Then he also speak about the psychology of doubt, the concept of shock, and how it works from a psychological and in Islamic perspective. So those are two good pieces that I've seen on the website and he has a lot of other

00:24:21--> 00:24:37

good content, as well. So that is how you can increase yourself in knowledge. This is alongside with watching other YouTube lectures by scholars that are trustworthy and have some sort of accreditation, either an E jaza, or either

00:24:39--> 00:24:59

a degree from a recognized Islamic Institute, then these are the types of scores that you can follow on YouTube inshallah, but don't just seek knowledge from anyone do do make sure that they are accredited, make sure that they are recognized within the scholarly community as well. Now I want to move on to the last portion of my discussion and that

00:25:00--> 00:25:47

is what actually causes people to doubt what actually causes people to doubt. The first thing I'll mention is going to be actually quite shocking. Number one is parents. What does that actually mean? How do our parents make us doubt, it's very interesting to see that psychologically, a child looks up to the parents most the person that they cherish and value. And I don't like using the term because it can be easily misunderstood. But it makes sense for a very young adolescent, I don't idolize, they idolize their parents, they try to mimic and imitate everything that they do is their parents. So now what happens if, number one, the parent is not practicing Islam, if the parent is

00:25:47--> 00:26:30

not practicing Islam, later on in life, the child will develop these weird pattern, these weird habits. And this thought process of the very people that I used to look up to are not practicing Islam. So therefore, maybe it's not when they should do and they'll actually become a psychological hurdle for them. And then number two is the actual contradictory lifestyle. And what I mean by this is usually parents will have a degree of practice and an element of practice, but they will do one thing, and then they will tell their children to do something else. So a common example, is something like smoking, you know, in the 70s, and 80s. It was very common for Middle Easterners to

00:26:30--> 00:26:32

smoke, and in fact, even North Americans,

00:26:33--> 00:27:14

so parents at that time they were smoking, and they used to tell their children not to smoke, because it's a bad habit, and it wastes money. But then what are the parents doing it, or telling the children to pray, but the parents perhaps themselves are not always praying on time, that contradictory lifestyle will actually have a psychological effect on the child will actually have a psychological effect on the child. Now, what's truly amazing is that Allah subhanaw taala, affirms and establishes the exact opposite in the Koran. So in circle calf, we find that Allah subhanaw taala, he talks about the two young boys who had a treasure preserved for them, how did these

00:27:14--> 00:27:22

righteous young boys have the treasure preserved for them? What does Allah subhanaw taala tell us about their parents? What can abou

00:27:23--> 00:28:08

their father, what's the religious map, your father was a righteous man. So this shows us the impact of righteousness of the parent, and its effect on the child itself. So parents should be trying their best to practice Islam, and live in love, and then are very religious issues, make sure that they never do anything contradictory, where their actions contradict what they're preaching to their children with their actions contradict what they're preaching to their children. So it is very important that we lead by example, as parents. Number two is the concept of culture Subhan, Allah, how many misconceptions take place in our quote, unquote, Islamic lives, due to the presence of

00:28:08--> 00:28:50

culture. So the way women are treated often and the way they are portrayed? Islam has given them freedom, and Islam has given them rights. But if you look at the way they are treated, in certain cultures, it is very, very abusive, it is very, very abusive. And often, culture is mistaken for religion, culture is mistaken for religion. So you want to make sure that what you see is actual Islam, and is not conflated with or confused with culture is not conflated with or confused with culture. And then the third and last thing I will mention over here is that there is an actual

00:28:51--> 00:29:36

I don't even know what I want to use over here, but a very active approach on the line, whether it be on YouTube, whether it be on social media, to discredit Islam, and Muslims. And there's a very active, you know, ongoing effort to present doubts to those that are on the fringes of Islam, just barely holding on, and using those delts to get them to leave. And that's why there's such a huge ex Muslim movement that is out there. Now, often, they would have experienced some sort of traumatic experiences as well, either in their young age through their parents, or through the community or through other than that or through other than that, so you want to make sure that the content you're

00:29:36--> 00:29:59

consuming is not a result of this Islamophobic industry, this industry of Islamophobia that is, have ended, you know, I will say in 2015, around three $9 million, and it's, it's gone much, much higher than that. This Islamophobic industry that creates misconceptions spreads. doubts about this is actively out there. See

00:30:00--> 00:30:40

Want to make sure that the information that you consume is actually not there and is from credible and valid sources from credible and valid sources. So let me summarize what we've quickly taken today. The first part of the video we spoke about a process that people can take, and that is that verify the source. After you have verified the source, verify the authenticity, look with number three, look for scholarly commentary. Number four, look for context. And number five, look for societal norms and make sure that you understand what societal norms were like back then and what they are now then we spoke about three ways to protect yourself by your faith in Allah subhana wa

00:30:40--> 00:31:20

tada making to our to Allah subhana wa tada and seeking knowledge, then I shared some resources with you as well, your clean Institute, Sapiens Institute, and as well as spiritual perception, these are websites. And then lastly, we spoke about what actually causes delts, what actually causes adults. And now just like we began today's lecture, with a narration of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, I want to conclude with a statement of earlier or the Allahu anhu, I want to conclude with a statement of Allah, Allah, the Allahu anhu, that is mentioned in many of the books of theology of the predecessors. And this statement is something that is very profound and needs to be understood.

00:31:20--> 00:32:04

And there's a reason why I want to conclude with it, he said, that had our faith, purely being based upon a logic, when we do must, upon our hosts, we would have wiped over the bottom instead of the top instead of the top. Now, you may be lost, and you're gonna be wondering, what exactly am I speaking about? And what is going on? Exactly. So let's talk about this in a little bit of detail. Earlier on the Allahu anhu. He's talking about a very specific scenario in Voodoo, and that is that once you've made widow, and you've put on your sock, and traditionally it used to be a leather sock, that's why the horse is mentioned over here, that if it was purely based upon logic, once you've

00:32:04--> 00:32:51

worn the horse, you would wipe the bottom of the hole, or the bottom of the sock, as opposed to the top. Whereas what we are taught that after we've made will do and we've put on our sock, the next time we make it we'll do you wipe over the sock, the top of the sock, as opposed to the bottom. Why? Because this is to indicate that it is not purely a logical approach that is taken. But it is a combination between logic and faith. Meaning that the vast majority of things in Islam, you will understand and you can seek an answer to. But there are certain things in this slump that are beyond our comprehension that we should not question. So for example, when we're speaking about fixed

00:32:51--> 00:33:34

issues, please seek out answers to those questions. Speak to scholars, go to lectures, online, study and research as much as you can, you should find why Islam legislated or things and the wisdom and the benefit behind it. But there's certain matters of al Qaeda in particular that are beyond our comprehension. So for example, the true understanding of codder we can understand what Qatar is, but the secret details of this is what Allah subhana wa Tada. Why did Allah subhanho wa Taala create angels without a desire? Why are they obliged to fulfill the command of Allah? subhanaw taala? Right, these sort of questions are beyond our comprehension. And these are questions that we should

00:33:34--> 00:34:14

not pursue. And these are just things that you submit to that if we find it in the Quran, we find it in the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, you can perhaps look for different wisdoms, but to understand the exact reasoning behind it, then the know that you will not understand it, that Allah subhanho wa Taala did not reveal it. And therefore you just have to submit that this is what Allah Subhana Allah mentions in the Quran, that there are certain things in the Quran that you just say, Samir and our partner, we hear and we obey, but for the vast majority of Islam, seek to understand the wisdom, reasoning and benefit behind it. And this will only happen through that

00:34:14--> 00:34:54

three step process by your faith in Allah subhanho wa Taala by making dua for guidance and steadfastness and then number three by seeking knowledge from the books, and particularly with the scholars of Islam. So I wanted to give this point as well, that yes, you may seek answers for everything, but it doesn't mean you're going to get an answer for everything. There are certain things that you just have to submit to there are certain things that you just have to submit to me Allah subhanaw taala granted tofield Allah subhanaw taala grant is a Daya May Allah subhana wa tada greatest Tibet and Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us from the whispers of shaitaan and from doubts

00:34:54--> 00:34:59

Allah Hama, mean Allah huzzah Adam was sallallahu Sallam roboticle Vienna Muhammad while early he

00:35:00--> 00:35:03

wasabi, what's the chef Nigel Sokoloff here. So

00:35:04--> 00:35:11

our advice to the to the audience to always see, seek the knowledge and look for the reliable sources, of course,

00:35:13--> 00:35:49

names in mind on top of your head like reliable sources and the net that people can actually go to and look for their information. Yes, yes. So during the lecture, I mentioned three sources. Number one was your clean Institute. Number two was Sapiens Institute. And then number three was spiritual perception. I know the brothers behind these three organizations, and they are focused on these very issues with, you know, doubts and challenges that are portrayed against this law. Okay, and what about in Arabic? So because many people ask for a hadith. So do you have anything on top of your mind in Arabic website. So

00:35:51--> 00:35:59

for Arabic, and particularly with Hadith at the beginning of the lecture, I mentioned this website called a door or a.net, d o r AR dotnet.

00:36:00--> 00:36:38

I can't remember the ship's name, either we ship either we suck off, he's the one that looks after the website. And he's done a great source in coming up with a mousou of Hadith that will do the average of the Hadith. And we'll do a hook on the Hadith. And for most of the Hadith, you can even find a shot of the Hadith as well. Okay, Chef Now, what's your advice to those who look for the truth from the preacher? So they concentrate on the preacher instead of the truth? So means if this sermon che says something, so they take it without a question without question it without analyze it. And let's be honest, the chef, and the net out there, there's many speakers, and they only give

00:36:38--> 00:37:15

you half of the truth, or what they think it's true, but they don't give you the whole picture. So should we look actually, for the truth itself a local look for the preacher, the one who deliver in the show, this needs to be a session just by itself. SubhanAllah So does that a lot that we're asking this question. There's a famous narration attributed to many of the companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, but I remember it from Abdullah bin Amara Jolla and Homer, where he said, You will never know the truth by the way of people, but know the truth and you will know its people. So what this teaches us that the the Huck is found in the Quran and the Sunnah of the

00:37:15--> 00:37:50

Prophet sallallahu it was set up, and it is based upon that criterion that we judge people, it is never ever the situation that we judge the Quran and sooner based upon the people themselves. So what we learned from this is yes, that we should take our knowledge, but we should also verify that knowledge and weighed against the Quran and the Sunnah. And if it is found to be authentic, we accept it. If it's not found to be authentic, then it should be rejected at that time. Just like a law, however, may Allah bless you and keep you safe you and your family until we're too to have you on and then this program setting we'd

00:37:51--> 00:37:54

come up with a low when it comes to law. What about a cat