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Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan delves into an in-depth analysis of the challenges facing the Muslim Ummah in present times.
He begins with the concept of Tasbeeh. He talks about the worry and concern of the angels regarding the behavior of the humans once they step on the earth. They discuss with Allah to devise a solution of Dhikr of Tasbeeh for humans in order to avoid those problems.
How do we rectify the Muslim Ummah whose hearts are dying when it comes to the Deen and its pillars? How do we make the Muslim Ummah come closer to Deen and have a genuine love for it? We need to restore our connection with the Qur’an. We need to follow the Prophet ﷺ where he would recite on his people the Ayat of the Qur’an. We should acknowledge the advice, wisdom, and teachings in the Qur’an for us to imbibe them wholeheartedly in order for it to change the way we think about ourselves, our near and dear ones and the members of our community. It starts our purification from greed, jealousy, hatred and many such predicaments.
The floor opens for a Q & A session next and a plethora of interesting questions with equally valid answers come to the fore.
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my intention this evening is to share with you some reminders for myself and for all of you from the Quran. And this has been a very difficult challenge for me to speak in front of you today, I first want to share with you why this was a difficult challenge. Most of the time, when I speak to an audience, I'm speaking in the United States, or I've spoken many times in Europe, or I've spoken many times in places in the world where the Muslims are a minority. And when the Muslims are a minority, their challenges are different. And what they see around them, the environment is different. And when I come to a place like this, it's a completely different world for me. And it's
actually very empowering for me to experience because I'm not used to seeing Muslims not as the as the majority, I'm used to seeing us as the minority. And I'm used to seeing us not in a position of authority or a position of power, but really mostly in a position of weakness. So when you turn the equation and you look at the look at it from the other side, it's very difficult to first of all, think, What is the message of Allah's book that and a community like this one needs, so I had to do a lot of thinking about what message I want to share with you. And inshallah hotel is something that benefits myself and benefits all of you because at the end of the day, the Book of Allah is for all
times and all people and all situations. What I want to start with today, inshallah is a simple thing, this V. And hopefully, I'll build this idea by the end, you'll see how all of it is connected.
When Eliza was created human beings, the angels had a problem.
And their problem was that human beings when they will come on this earth, attach a new fee hammer UFC two fee, how
one who is going to cause a lot of trouble, he's going to do a lot of facade, a lot of corruption, and he's going to even kill yesterday could demand he's going to spill blood. And Dima is not a little bit of blood, it's a lot of blood, and Suffolk is used for rivers of blood. So not just a little bit of killing, a lot of killing will happen in the world. This is the concern of the melodica of the angels, and then they offer a solution. And the solution from the angels is when a new new seven B will be handled handicap on the sulak. And we in fact, we do your tests be the angels say we do your test we and we declare that you are unchoose we declare that you are
sanctified, you are pure.
So on the one hand, you have facade, and one hand you have killing, and on the other hand, you have this V
and you would never think these two things are opposite of each other. facade and killing have to do with injustice, they have to do with corruption. They have to do with people stealing from each other or robbing each other or invading each other or war. That's what facade has to do with. That's for what's good the man has to do with but this B has to do with Subhana Allah Subhana Allah Subhana Allah Subhan Allah Subhana Allah, this via has to do with decode inside the machine. This v has to do with Salah we begin our Salah Subhana Allah Houma will be handed in ruku so how neurobion are the institute's of hanabi ellada Salah is about this V. What is this V
Have to do with corruption. And there are so many places in the world where there's a lot of dispute. And all over the Muslim world, we make Salah, we do this we, and all over the Muslim world, there's a lot of corruption, and there's a lot of blood that's been spilled. So we don't think of if you have one, if you have corruption, you will not have this V. Or if you have this V, you will not have corruption, that is just not the case. But when the angels spoke to Allah, they told him human beings are going to be a problem. And the real problem is they don't really have to speak.
Because we are the ones of this we're not no no Serbia chanukkah wa naka de sulak. And it's almost as though the ishara the implication here is that if human beings were actually creatures of the speed, if we did do so panela properly, then there would be no corruption, then there will be no spilling of blood.
A lot of told them in the bilateral demo. Now, let me fast forward a little bit.
Allah azzawajal sent many profits. And every time he sent profits, it's the same message, same message every time and it is since you can say it is also a message of this week, because what is this we at the end of the day, what is Subhana? Allah Subhana Allah is to declare that Allah is unique, and only Allah is perfect. It is another way of saying that ilaha illa Allah really at the end of the day, and that is the message of all of the prophets. But the problem was, every time the prophets came and taught their message, the majority, the majority did not accept the minority acceptance. And even the minority that said that in the law, even the minority that did this be
because they were taught by their profits 234 generations later, same problem again, because the next generations would forget, they would become weak, they would lose some of the teachings, and eventually they would fall back into shape. Again, they will forget about some kind of login, Allah would send another prophet, and he would fix the problem for a small minority, and then they would continue and then the problem came back again. And it came back again and again and again. And again, this continued to happen throughout history. If one Prophet was successful, in his own time when he was alive,
then you cannot say that 500 years later is still successful. Because the future generations failed.
So when I look at a community like this one before I go on Alhamdulillah Alhamdulillah there's something beautiful happening here. There's Islam here. Our children are saying that in the in the law here are massage either here or there full here. But we have to think about 500 years from now.
We have to we can't just think about right now. We have to think what's going to happen later on. When this problem continued. You come all the way down to Ibrahim alayhis salam.
And Ibrahim alayhis salam understands this problem. He's a genius. He understands this problem. So when Allah gave him the opportunity to ask, because he made him a mom over all of the people in the jar iluka the NASA mama Ibrahim alayhis. Salam asked about the future generations woman Doria thing. What about my children and their children and their children and their children? Because he understands what happens in history. The children forget that children fall into Sheik and Allah told him that even his children, some of the most of them will forget divali me, my children. The problem is the guarantee does not go to them. Even your children the promise, the guarantee does not
extend to them. And so we get the DA Rahim salam, which goes back to the test. We have the angels actually in my opinion, the DA Rahim Allah Islam was send them a messenger
you know whenever I see him Rasulullah Minh home, a point raise a messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam among them? Yes, no, I lay him I artica Well, you will Kitab al hikma will use a key. He will recite your revelation to you. This is a door about Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. I won't explain the story of Ibrahim alayhis salaam but I want you to understand something. Allah told Ibrahim alayhis salam that the future generation will have a problem. He told him already.
And Ibrahim Alayhi Salam knows this already. And after knowing this, he asked for Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
And the sort of last item is described with these four things. What will he come and do? You have to know him I think when you only Mohamed Kitab al hikma
We'll use a key Him, He will come and he will recite your revolute uriarte.
He doesn't know it's called called AI. We know that it's called Koran that that happened 1000s of years later.
he'll teach them the book and the Wisdom, he will purify them. These simple words, Ibrahim alayhis salaam understands something. If he can do that successfully,
then they will take it and give it to their next generation. And they will take that and give it to their next generation. And they will take that and give it to their next generation, which is why Ibrahim alayhi salam, I would imagine, you could think he would ask a lot for one messenger for every generation.
Because that's guaranteed you'll no problem every every, every new generation every 30 4050 years, there's a new rhassoul Problem solved. But he didn't ask for also, he didn't ask for messengers he asked for just one messenger, just one. And he knows what happens when you send just one messenger. A few generations later, everything is forgotten.
But he asked not just for any messenger, he asked for a special messenger, a kind of messenger who will have a unique a different mission than every other messenger before. And this messenger his mission is so powerful and so unique, that if he if people learn his mission and the way he carried his message, then the next generations will be safe. They will not lose their Islam. They will continue to grow and grow and grow and grow in their Islam. But they will have to hold on to the same formula. If they forget that formula, they will lose. We can hold on to Islam for 1400 and more years easy but we can lose it in 20 years. We can lose if we forget this formula. It'll be gone in
no time. It will be completely gone. And so I go back the angel said national news and we will be having the Can you somebody who is what's called unfinished and move on in the Arabic language the present tense which means not only do we do this V right now, we will continue to do to speak so it's not just right now we have a commitment. We'll keep on doing this v. and human beings. They'll do it now they'll forget later. They'll get weak later on.
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I won't emphasize everything about this I I just want you to notice one thing Allah says everything in the skies and the earth does this be right now and will continue to do to speed this we will continue to go on the declaration of laws perfection will happen in the skies and in the earth, and it will keep on happening. If all of the human beings are alive or if all of the human beings are dead. Does we have a law we'll continue this we have the law does not need you and me it will continue. But there's something special about this beginning because Allah is talking about that this we have a law continuing, not just stopping but continuing. And when he mentions this in the
he was in them, and he mentions how will the messenger fulfill his mission that will keep this V of Allah going,
who will lead the via Philomena Rasul Allah.
He Allah is the one who sent among the only yean he sent among the unlettered people, you can call them the uneducated people, the uncivilized people, even. They have no big buildings. They have no big roads, they have no castles or palaces. They have no good economy, they have no oil, yet.
They have nothing. All they have is sand, and rocks. That's all they have. He sent a messenger among them.
And what does he do among those people yet to do either him it he he recites onto them his IRA, this Quran, you know, today in the world, you have universities, you have big cities, you have civilization, you have modern life. And then you had this desert and tents and mud homes, that's all you had. And the Quran came in those two those tents and those motorhomes, that's where it came. And that Quran is now still the guidance for the most modern cities and the most modern civilizations. The newest of civilizations, this is the miracle of Allah xojo. What started in the most uneducated place in the world, is that you could argue the most uneducated place in the world. Even next door
to them is the Roman Empire and the Persian Empire. And those people
Have poetry they have learning, they have philosophy, they have those things for 1000s of years they have those things and the Arabs have nothing, they just had their *. And they had their their Aloha. And that's all they had. They didn't even have a big building.
didn't even have that. And allies that would have chose those people. You know, between the Coleman mountains Allah
Allah describes you will you will you came to warn some nation whose fathers weren't even worn for at least other nations they had profits before and other profits before and other profits before since this mine is around the Arabs had nothing but a lead change those people because of this messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and he brought a change this mess what I'm trying to say to you is this Quran and this change that the Prophet brought is enough to transform our society. And if it's powerful enough to change the society so much it's powerful enough to keep that change my concern for a place like in the in the oma like a beautiful place like police or a beautiful country
like Malaysia or the oma like you know, all over the oma My concern is not only what is happening right now, how do we keep this oma First of all, how do we restore this oma? And how do we keep it strong?
The first step of it according to Allah, that the Prophet did that we must do something Allahu Allah said them that we must do is yet to do it. He made it.
He will recite on to the people his IRA.
We have to restore the connection with the oma of the Quran.
The Omar Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has to feel a bond, a relationship with the Quran.
So in every home, in every machine, in every gathering of friends, somebody is reminding somebody of the Iraq of Allah Almighty
and this is you don't say oh, I already know what Quran says. It's not like that this Quran is different. It's not like any other book. Every time you remind it does something inside you It gives you a new life. It it restores you is that the outcome Lima your ego, when he calls you to what will give you life it says though our heart starts dying and then you hear something from the Quran it comes back to life again, and then it starts dying and you hear something from the mouth of a lion it comes back to life again. So it's not like you say oh, I already know this. sola I already heard this ayah No, no, no, no, no, but your heart is dying. It needs to be brought back to life again,
yet look at him it he recites onto them his eye art and this is something that is not just it's of course it's the job of the mom. Of course. It's the job of the Mufti. It's of course, it's the job of the Hatim but it's also the job of the mother of the Father, of the older brother of the sister in the family among the friends in the college in the university. When you're sitting in a restaurant, in every every opportunity possible. You share with each other something about the Word of Allah, something about what it means. And I'm talking about a when when we say yes to either him it, it's important to understand that we're not just talking about you just recite something.
You in a shame porn regime and people are just sitting there listening? No, not just that because for a lot of people they don't understand. They don't understand what Allah said. We don't just recite the word of Allah, we share the meaning of the word of Allah, the lessons in the Word of Allah, that is yet to either hemmati the wisdom, the advice from the word of Allah, that is what brings the heart back to life that will restore and adjust to things I emphasize the heart but there's one more thing it changes the way the Muslim thinks. I can tell you a lot and Arlene when I travel, I realized something. Muslims love the Quran. We love the Quran, every one of us. But we
don't think like the Quran. We forgot how to think like the Quran, the Quran, the more you listen to it. And that's true. If you have a friend, you listen to him all the time, he changes the way you think.
If you spend time with people, and you listen to them constantly, they influence the way that you think. If you're listening to Koran and the message of the Quran all the time, it changes the way you think. It changes the way you think about yourself. It changes the way you think about your neighbor. It changes the way you think about money. It changes the way you think about the future, about your children, it changes everything. And every time your thinking goes back, you hear more put on and your thinking is become better again. This is why the Quran keeps saying Kentucky, Louisville, Kentucky Lune so that you can think so you can understand. Quran is not just about Islam
or knowledge or art is about thinking reflecting
This is something that you have to do over and over again, you know, even knowledgeable people. Sometimes they just stop thinking.
And then somebody reminds them and say, Oh, yeah, I haven't thought about that in a long time.
They're thinking can become rusty. Just because you have a muscle doesn't mean you're exercising that muscle. Koran is a means by which that muscle is exercised. We're constantly engaged and reengaged in thinking about the word of Allah. And that's when you understand the next words will use a key him. And by doing so, he purifies them, he cleans them, what is the clean the Quran, when you hear it all the time, it starts cleaning your heart, it starts cleaning things like jealousy, it starts cleaning things like greed. You know, you have some times in your life in my life, there are arguments, or there is a problem. And you have a problem in your family or somebody is not listening
to your son is not listening to you and you have a big problem at home, or the husband and the wife are not getting along as a big problem. Or there's a problem in the business or something. There's some issue that you're having in your life. And this this issue becomes so big. You're always thinking about it, you're going to sleep depressed, thinking about it, you wake up thinking about it, you're talking to everybody in your family about it, it's always on your mind, until you start hearing more and more and more and more again, and what happens you realize that big problem is actually a very small problem. It's not that big of a problem. masaba mean we'll see but in a lab
is no problem that ever strikes you there's no calamity, there's no great difficulty that will ever hit you accept it from Allah, you know, Allah has permission. And you just become
the Calva whoever can have him on in Allah, Allah will guide their heart Oh, put your heart at ease. This is your this is us a key him. You were depressed about your problem and all of a sudden it's not that big of a problem anymore. You were so angry at someone you're every time somebody says their name you like to get so angry when you hear their name. And now because of cron. Your heart is not angry anymore. The anger is gone. The jealousy is gone. The memory is gone. You're thinking about much more important thing. You're thinking I think this is the worst problem. I am going to stand in front of the lesson. This is nothing not worth it. Not worth my time. What a lot does this
you know they say in Arabic?
when you make something a big deal, it becomes a big deal. When you make something no big deal it becomes a small problem. What is Quran do? Quran comes and gives you balance what is worth making a big deal. What is worth keeping us if something deserves to be small than Quran will make it small. And something deserves to be big Quran will make it big, and your thinking will become prioritized. This is us a Kenyan not only in the sense of our hearts, but in the sense of our minds. The Crohns thilawa just one more thing about about this key I want to share with you, it will constantly remind you why this is the word of Allah.
You know over time you find in Quran Allah says we're in a Latina o de su Kitab and embody him Luffy Shaka Min humare generations that came afterwards, next generation next generation, those who inherited the book from their parents, they became doubtful. They started having Shaq. I mean, we follow this religion. But you know, the Buddhists, they also follow their religion and the Hindus, they also have their religion and the Christians, they also have their religion, there's so many religions, and they follow their religion because their parents gave it to them.
And we follow our religion because our parents give it to them. So maybe ours is okay. But I don't know maybe theirs is okay too.
Because we all got it from our parents, maybe if I was born in a Buddhist family, if I was born in the Hindu family, I would have been Hindu. You know, I wonder which one is right.
You start having the next generation starts having doubts. The solution to those doubts is yet to either him it he will use a key him. When from the early age going on. You are teaching children how to think
and you're exposing them to the word of Allah. They're not only learning how to make salah and what what Vicar to make, they are learning why the most important question Why are they Muslim?
We are not Muslim because our parents are Muslim. We are Muslim because it's unhealthy. It's the truth and the law of the eye on the message of Quran when it's constantly being repeated. It shows you why this is the truth hedayat Avi and Allah home
Now until it becomes clear to them it's the truth. Every time you hear that homie, man and it increases them even more anymore they are even more convinced it's the word of Allah. Allah Hello Arlene, I've been trying to understand the Quran it was mentioned in the introduction. I've been trying to understand the Quran since 1999.
And I'm in study, I'm still a student of the Quran. And sometimes I'm studying Koran, and I just have to stop and say columella
like, I just, this can only be from Allah. I have that all the time when I study it now. Why? Because that's the promise of Allah. He will purify your thinking and refresh your Iban and remove your doubts. And when you don't have this when you don't do yet to do it him I think he will use a key him. You know, come on, he has signal in the visa Lola harness and just like the legacy of the profits lesson, if we don't do this, you know what happens? Then you get a new generation of Muslims, they have questions. I don't understand this a lot. What is the point? Why is it these five different salons and what's the point of Zakat?
I don't understand why we have halal Haram, what's the big deal? They start having doubts about everything. They started questioning everything, nothing makes sense to them anymore. And you know, when those questions come, when there's a distance between the online and the Quran, then the questions come. And when the when the when the connection is there, then the questions are answered in the best way by Allah Himself. So you never even feel the need to ask the question because it's been convincingly answered, before you even ask the question, you have to do it him it he will use a key him. He then says this is the last two parts and these are different. So this first part was
different. The last part is different. Well, you only Mohamed Kitab al hikmah.
Allah azza wa jal could have just said yet,
he will use a key him and or he could have said yes to Allah. He Makita. Yes, he will. hikmah he reads the book to them. He reads the wisdom to them. No, he says he teaches the book. He teaches the book, he teaches the wisdom. So there's a different verb analogy is different from yet.
So first, I'd like to help you understand the difference between the blue in the beginning and your limo home now.
Yes, Lou, you have to allow him suggests there's a public audience. And you just recite to them. You make things easy for them to understand. Some of them are students. Some of them are not students. Some of them can only listen for two minutes. Some of them can listen for two hours, no difference. It's open ended invitation. This is what the Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam even for the Quraysh they're not students. They're not there to learn. But even on them yet to Allah, him it even on them. You know, this is actually in a sense, the first two, first two parts of this ayah are like dalla.
And they're like Dawa. Because there was somebody will listen and somebody will not listen, but doesn't matter you try to give anyway. Sometimes you see you among your friends you share something about the Quran. Some of your friends don't want to hear anything. It's okay. Something went in their ear and maybe six months from now it'll grow inside their head. But maybe they won't listen right then it's okay. This is yes. It was a key him. But now we're in a different phrase. We're in Lima, homolka, tavas achema. Tallinn is two things. There's the more alim and there's the motor. And then there's the teacher. And there's the student. And they both have to put a lot of effort. It
doesn't come without effort. dalim cannot happen easily. Like right now when you're sitting here. This actually is not Darlene. This is more closer to your MIT. This is closer to that. And Midland accepted as that. But when you say Alabama, then you're saying the teacher makes a lot of effort checks on every student to gauge their progress. Did you understand that? You understand, did you and he repeats and he reviews and he tests. And the student is taking notes and studying and he's asking questions. And he's memorizing and he's learning and he doesn't understand something. He comes back to the teacher and there's constant back and forth and it takes a long time. When you
teach anything, it takes a long time. olara xojo says about the law of this Deen Al Kitab here is a reference to the Sharia Quran. Many times the word Kitab is used in the meaning of the law Kitab Allah here they call the book of Allah meaning the law of Allah mandated upon you. Similarly the law of fasting is good Eva and ecomuseum. Right. So GitHub is used many places in Quran for the meaning of law.
And so Allah says he teaches them the law. What does that mean that the Sharia of Islam, the law of Islam, you cannot just hear about it and you understand it.
There's the message of Islam. That's different, the IRS of a lot different. You can just hear about them, and maybe you'll still benefit. But the law of Islam, the icon of Islam, the mandate of Islam is serious. And you have to seriously learn to understand it, because this is actually very dangerous. You know, if you go to court,
you better have a good lawyer,
and a good lawyer as someone who spent a lot of serious time understanding the law, but you're not going to hire someone who says, hey, yeah, I listened to the law on the radio.
I just heard it one time. I'll take your case.
When it comes to the law, you need to have people that really seriously study the law. Serious deeply understand the law. Why? Because the law, maybe it applies in one case, but it doesn't apply in another case.
Maybe it's for this group, but it's not for this group. If you don't understand it deeply, even for a judge. One case comes he says guilty. Another case comes he says not guilty. And for the outsiders, it looks like the same case. It's like the same same exact case. Why is he saying guilty? Not guilty because you don't understand the law is a different situation here in different situation there. If you explain if he explained it in detail, you would understand why I say this is because today people talk a lot about Sharia about halal and haram. And I can I can tell you even though Muslims most of the time when we talk about halal and haram, we don't know what we're talking about.
We don't know. We just heard something. We didn't really learn it. We just heard something and we repeated the genius of the Quran and the genius of Rahim Allah Islam and finally the wisdom of Allah zone. He mentioned, you know, whom will kitabi teaches them the law, which means we're going to have to go to the fuqaha the Allah Ma, the people that study the law and and spend their lifetime studying the law, and we're gonna have to learn from them. And if you really want to understand it, then you have to become a student.
If you don't understand some hokum, some some ruling in Sharia, you say, it doesn't make sense to me, then you have to become serious, then you have to become a student to understand it. That's just the nature of the law. But even then, even then, the law alone is a problem. There was a nation before us, they were also given the law. But they were also given shediac. They were also given halal and haram Quran talks about them all the time.
And that nation, unfortunately, what happened was their entire Islam was just the law.
For them, Islam was just halal and haram and further and that's it. That's all it was. So they made two things equal Islam equals Sharia.
Islam does not equal Sharia. What is happening in this ayah yet you are a minority, that's not the law. We'll use a key him that's not the law when you leave.
That's the law. And then I'll take my at the end that's still again, not the law. The law is part of Islam, but it's not all of this.
It's not all of Islam. What happens in the oma when we forget this teaching of the Quran, we go around trying to implement the law of Islam, force people to accept the law of Islam, tell people this is haram you cannot do this or this is this is fun, you have to do this, etc. And the people say Why? Why should I do it? I don't want to do it. You know why? They ask why? Because you have to do I lay him it he will use em hasn't happened.
You cannot just go straight to the law. There's a process step one, step two, step three. That's what Quran is teaching us. You want the law in the land, you want the law to be followed by the believers, even even the Muslims then first you have to follow the steps. And even if you're following the law now, how will you make sure the next generation will love the law not just follow the law love the word of the law, love the outcome of Allah? Because if we don't love what Allah gave us if we if we follow it and we don't like to,
if we follow it we don't like to that's called the FARC Yun Fukunaga homecare, they spend but they hate it. What's the point? If we don't do if we don't, if we don't love Salah if we don't love soccer? If we don't love Hello, then there's no point. And so how do you instill that love is those first two steps but now I get to hikma Will you only move your limo Makita Well, hekla hikmah is many things I just want to highlight a couple of quick things for you. The first of them is Hickman means
In the way in which you will do the Kitab, meaning apply the key term, the the key, the judge, the ruler, the Imam, even the head of the household, when he's going to make a judgement, according to the Kitab news, he needs to use a lot of wisdom. He cannot just, this is the rule, that's it. wisdom will have to be applied. So that's one easy implication of a heckuva. But the other interesting meaning there's lots of meanings of Mahatma, what I can share with you here today.
How does the Quran talk about hekla.
And if you really want to understand this, I will give you two words. And you have to remember the comparison between these two words and then shallow dialogue. We're done.
The first word is the law. I've been talking about that. And the second word is morals. morals.
You have for example, there's a law there's a red light on the street. When you get to the red light you have to stop that is the law.
If you keep going you broke the law.
The law is basically yes or no black or white halal or haram is very clear.
And when you break the law there is punishment
that's the that's the nature of the law. If If you broke a law and there is no punishment, then it's not a law.
You see if the red light you stop there, and you keep going and nobody says anything the policeman says okay, but next time Okay, just be be nice next time.
On it says on the side, please, please stop here if you're a nice person. But if you don't stop here, shame on you. But there is no lease. Nobody will stop because the law is not respected until there is what some some kind of authority. That's that's the nature of the law. But morals are different. hikma is different. Heckman is for example, in Quran one time she filled out the Maha. Don't walk on the earth with with pride.
Don't walk with pride. There's not a law. I can't walk a certain way in the police convey. Walking with pride is fine. But you can't do that. That's not a law. It's a moral. Allah says we're bill Wiley Dini, Sharon be the best you can beat your parents. So you get game and you said Salaam to your parents and the police officer says you should have said better said on water from Allah you better cut to a silent is another fine 50 ringgit.
That's not a law. It's a moral teaching.
You know, Allah says in Quran he says in ISIL. Look, man, look, man gave His Son hikma when Nakata Athena lokmanya hikma and he gave that hickmott his son and he says it to his son. You know waldmann soltec Lower your voice in Kerala Swathi la SoTL. Hamid the ugliest sound is the sound of a donkey. Lower your voice. Lowering the voice is not the law. I'm raising my voice right now.
That's not the law. And you can say so you're sitting in a restaurant. Hey. And then the Sharia police comes in says 50 ring in Kerala, Swati lasota. Me
and you get a donkey sticker. I
know there's a difference. Islam gave us two things. Islam gave us laws and actually very few laws. And Islam gave us a lot of morals. A lot of hikma Valley kanima la caribou come in and hikma this will give you a lot of wisdom and wisdom is a few things. The emaan that we have Imani and Allah Eman and Dr. Hara. Imani was from the last email and all of those so the man in the grave. That's all part of hikma also. That's also hikma. And then the moral teachings are also hikma and we're learning now that you cannot just learn the law. You have to learn the law and the morals you have to learn the law and these other teachings together and that's why they're combined. You IE whom
will you Ali Mohamed Kitab al hikma. You know, a lot of times people have a question. And nowadays people the way people ask a question is very interesting. especially young people come and ask a question. They'll say is Facebook haram?
Or is is, you know, our movies Haram is music around as every question Hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on hold on
this and if you say, well, let's talk No, no, just tell me how wrong or not.
And then because it's the law. It's complicated. It needs a complicated answer, like Oh, so it's not haraam, which means it's Helen.
you know, a lot of times it tells you that we think oh,
In terms of the law, like Islam, all it is is the law.
it has nothing to do with wisdom.
The these questions are not about Kitab they're actually about what hikma a lot of these questions are about hikma.
Some some girl came to me one time, her mother said, she goes out with her friends All the time. She doesn't listen to me.
So she says, The girl says to me, is having friends around.
And I said, Okay, let's sit down and talk. I said, Are you allergic? And she said, Yes, I have allergy to peanuts.
I said, Here have some peanuts. I'll get you some peanuts. No, no, I'm allergic. Jose, but it's not Haram.
peanuts are haram or no. You can eat them. Why aren't you eating them? That's a bad idea. She says that's a bad idea as Exactly. Sometimes something is not wrong, but it's still a bad idea.
That's called hikma.
Not all of Islam is law. A lot of islamize. Here's a good idea. Here's a bad idea. Don't be arrogant. When you walk. That's a bad idea. Don't raise your voice at people. When you're having a normal conversation. That's a bad idea. it's wise to keep your voice low. Deal with your parents in the best way. This is a good idea. And if you don't do that, that's a bad idea. That's sigma it's a it's the higher kind of common sense. So this is the practical map of the religion that was given to the pseudo Allah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And this when you teach it this way, notice where it began though you don't begin with hikmah you begin with yet to Allah He Maya t y. And so one last
time I'll share with you why and add some new things. You begin with yet to either a Maya t because we get to Our Lady Maya te The man is
as calm. Now, you know, this is from Allah.
You don't question that anymore. Now you're ready to listen. And now that because if you are totally utterly Maya,
Eamon and when I decided that I already answered them and increases them in their email. And when that happens, now they're ready to become more and more purified. We use a key him. Now it's time to teach the law T and by the way, the alum will learn the law at this level. But the child will have to be taught the law at this level.
Whenever they need. Our children, they need to learn the law of regarding how to pray, how to eat, how to purify themselves, they need to learn that part of the law. The island has to learn the law of Muhammad, not even how to do the judgment between the people how to do the law between people, they have to learn the law at a different level. Not everybody has to become a p you so there's a minimum amount of law that you need that I need that we have to learn. And then there's higher and higher and higher levels. And but hikma is for everybody, and even hikma is at different levels right the hikma for a child is something else. Like look, mom gave the advice to his son, the hikma
for for the elders is something else. pigma for the elders is how do we talk to our young people. We need to Hickman how we talk to our young people, you know, and so this beautiful map of religion has been given to us what I when I thought about this place, and I it was shared in the video before I'm so grateful that I got to fulfill that ambition. And I'm so my team is also so grateful we came here and we went on the bike run with huanqiu I'm so honored to be a part of that. And so very grateful to really partake in that act of Avada that we did. I was telling the group earlier all over the world I get to see a famous Salah. And here I came I got to see Arthur Sokka you know, it's just a
beautiful thing to be able to live and see Mila bless this the online especially the people here for what what's happening here. What I thought about was, again, what's going to happen 300 years from now 500 years from now. And how are we going to make this the strongest part of the oma we can do that only if we create a culture where Koran is being taught and learned in every circle.
Every circle every family, every machine, every women's circle, there's some Holocaust or on there's some helicopter scene. There's some some circle where people are going after Dada soon avena home, they're they're sitting among each other and they're just studying the book of Allah. Like the prophet SAW Selim describes when people do that, any home of Allah any house of Allah He beat him in Utila, when they're sitting there and learning the book of Allah. Allah Allah Allah, Allah, aka, you know, angels come down. Have fun even more like
angels surround them and tranquility, peace, this
on them, you know and this is important to understand because it goes back to the the word of the angels. The angel said that we they will cause they will spill blood and do corruption and we do this we
we do this
and here we are the best of all this V is the Quran. So because marami kallada
cannot be the best Subhana Allah the bestest V is the word of Allah. And when we do that peace comes on us. And when you have Sakina you cannot have facade. When you have Sakina you cannot have such good demand. You know, this book will protect not only your personal life, it will protect the oma itself. I tell people, a lot of times you know we have when you have a problem people do Rukia and they recite Quran I argue that Rukia is truly effective when you recite Quran with understanding.
It's truly effective when you recycle and you understand what a lie is saying. That's when it protects you. That's when it offers that protection and May Allah azza wa jal make the score on like Allah says about it, the Lambo, but the radiculopathy voluntary Domine dooney Hema tada about the kitabi says with Luma come in kitabi Arabic, Lambada Li Kalamata voluntary Domine dooney and even do Nikita Musa Harada.
He will not find any protection anywhere to hide anywhere to stay safe, other than the Kitab of Allah, other than the book of Allah. So what will keep this safe is this formula given a given by this little loss and the long run insulin, and that formula is one of really injecting the message and the reflection and the understanding of the Quran, deep inside the hearts and the minds of this oma Eliza will make the state of police and the people here a model of that, and an example of that for others to follow. And may Allah azza wa jal make the oma all over once again deeply reconnected with the book of Allah barakallahu li walakum from coronella Hakeem when a fire Anyway, it was
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manana kana Papa so Alan Nikita buku silence polychronic and Marcel Okay, he would like to open the floor for any questions. So we allow for two questions. All right.
This is the first one I can see here. Give brother please.
Maybe three the second one Okay. Please. You're the first one okay.
My question is about yet to Allah him is he? here actually I heard from I heard it and I What can I understand from the outer meaning? That just it means the Ayat of Allah. So does it always refer to Quran or anything that is the that reminds Allah that can be assigned to prove Allah all these things can be included in IRC or on the Quran. Good question.
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great question Sophia is the word I art in yet Lu la him is he referring only to the Quran? Or is it referring to you know, you know all things outside because everything is I asked at the end of this
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I would argue that there are places in the Quran that have to be determined the meaning has to be determined by the context.
And the context of this ayah is it's a response to the DA Rahim Allah Hassan
and the Arabic Rahim Allah Salaam, WA specifically about a messenger who will come and recite Allah's revelations. He will recite what will be revealed to him. And so, I would argue that in this particular case, the the primary meaning is revelation or on itself. You can extrapolate secondarily, maybe it includes other things, but I would stick with the the primary meaning and that's further elaborated in Halima homolka, taba will acquire it's actually building on the same notion, the different roles that occur on planes. doctrine plays the role of ions. It plays a role of Ischia. It plays the role of taneema Kitab. It plays the role of that demon hikma. It plays all
of those different roles, because it's not one thing, but it cannot be reduced to one thing, it plays multiple functions, and all of them have been described. Some of you might know that the word hikma is also described like a mama chef, a very famous statement that the word hikma is the son of the Prophet says Kitab and Nicobar meaning Quran and Sunnah. Right? And even though that's a very, it's a very beautiful way of explaining it also, because the word hikma and Arabic is an element to one another. Alavi the good knowledge and you act on that knowledge and the sunlight is the actions of the Quran. It's actually the Quran practically. Right? So in that sense, also on Kitab al hikmah.
Makes sense? It's the practical application of the Quran. Okay, thank you. And then we got a second question with the last one from densley.
Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakaatuh. No, man. Thank you very much for such enlightened lecture. My question is nothing to do with Foucault.
I just from your own perception, background,
you have been, I suppose you're born outside the US. You're now residing us. Am I right? Now, I notice that in this world today,
the best Muslim Muslim practices are not in the Muslim countries. They're all in the West.
The perception I receive the book that I make my Eman Manta, Manta is
the mighty mind in mind, you know, the strength of my mind
strengthened when I read a book, written not by a Muslim at that time, by Morris, Ohio, the comparison science, Quran, and Bible. When I read that,
it turned out it turned me upside down. Of course, Morris became Muslim later. Now the Muslim practices today.
And I see
the love learner, Muslims coming from the US and Europe, not from the traditional Muslim countries.
And a lot of laws, like you said be applied
unreasonably. We just assume that our laws, but these are coming from traditional Muslim countries? No, my question is, how come?
This has happened? Is it because you are residing in a non Muslim majority country?
You're a minority and you're in that part of the world. And that we are on here we were born Muslims. We think that that is what the law is all about?
Or is it because of some other intellectual exercises that are in the education system and whatever? Thank you. That's a very heavy question.
But it's a really good question, too.
I disagree with you. First of all, I think there are some incredible Muslims in the oma everywhere. And I don't believe that Muslims in the West are better. I don't. If you came there, you would know.
But what I will say is that you you do find very prominent thinkers and intellectuals and diaries and things like that coming more and more from the Western world. Right.
And I'm just a small example of that, but much better than myself.
The reasons for that are many one of those reasons is I can only share personal ones with you. I was you know, I was born in Germany. I spent a lot of my youth in Serbia,
of course, a Muslim country and when you're in a Muslim
Country, there's a blessing Islam is all around you. But there's also a challenge. You don't question anything.
It's just Islam. Everybody's Muslim, obviously. So you never think about Islam.
It's just a part of your identity.
When you go to America, and they question everything about you, why are you Muslim? Why are you dressed like that? Why do you pray? What what is in your book, they start asking you all these questions. And these questions you never even asked yourself.
So you don't know how to answer these questions, because you never had them yourself. And when you learn to see them, you did not learn Islam. Number one, if somebody asks you, why are you Muslim? Here's what you say. And here's how you you never learned this. You never learned it. And so I had, first of all, I wasn't even interested in the religion. And when I did, I had to ask myself the same questions that non Muslims ask.
It's like, I have to take Shahada all over again, to hold on to my Islam. Because I cannot live there. Have all those questions? and say, Okay, I don't have any answers, but I'm still Muslim. I can't shut my brain off. Now I have to come to Islam. intellectually, I have to come to Islam consciously. I would argue I was subconsciously Muslim. And now I have to become consciously Muslim. And then I realized something that the word those questions that I was asked in America, or the society that challenged my Islam, that society has now made its way onto the internet.
And now the Muslim Ummah, is being asked those questions wherever they are.
So we're not safe anywhere, which means we cannot be subconscious Muslims anywhere anymore. We can't afford it. We have to come to Islam, consciously know, and be confident in our system and have the right foundation of why is it that we are Muslim, we have to refresh Islam all over again, like we just became listening.
It is necessary.
In before the internet, I would argue it was maybe easier for you to pass Islam from your grandfather to you, you know, to your father to you, it was easier. It is much harder for you to give it to your children guaranteed, because they have Google,
which means they have questions, which means they have questions you never had.
And they will ask those questions. And there's some very hard questions. You know, we have to equip ourselves. So that's one of the reasons we as a minority, if we're going to survive, we have to answer those questions. And that builds confidence. The other thing is, how are you going to stay as a minority where everybody around you doesn't like Islam, or they don't know anything about Islam and things like that. You have to become very strong in your, in the confidence in your faith, and you have to become ambassadors of your faith. You cannot be on the defense, in a sense, you have to be on the offense. You have to stand up and speak for your faith if it's going to survive. And I
would argue that a lot of the Muslims in the West were put in that position. A lot of Muslims lost their faith. A lot of Muslims are no longer Muslim in the West. They're gone.
I met somebody, it was incredible. I met somebody in Mexico, Mexico City, I went just once. And this the soon as I got to Mexico City, I did the most important thing. Look for a halal restaurant, right? There's only two.
And I there was a Moroccan restaurant not too far away. I went there. And I know a little bit of Spanish I spoke to the brother, I found out that he's Moroccan. And we started speaking in Arabic a little bit. And he told me that there was a huge immigration of Arab Muslims that came to Mexico in 1960s and 1970s. Engineers,
hundreds of 1000s. And I said, so where are they are? They're big masajid in Mexico, or there was no no, there's one last year 200 people.
So what happened to everybody else? Where did they go?
He said they basically accepted Mexican culture. The first generation was fairly Muslim, but their children became very much assimilated with the larger society. Now you can't even tell.
You can't even tell which ones of them are they have some names like Mohammed, Ahmed and things like that. But other than that, you can tell that they're Muslim soheila and just six
Here's something I would like to maybe answer one more question. And then I'd like to stand in the back over there and let our mothers and daughters ask whatever questions they want without the mic. It's okay. Okay. But I'd like to because they usually never get a chance to speak to the, the, you know, the art and the speakers, the moms, so I'm, I'm, I would love to take a selfie with you guys. But we'll do that at the end. I'll go in the back first and maybe speak to our mothers and our daughters first, inshallah. And then we'll come back. Okay. One more question from this brother. And okay. Yep. Could be very short one. All right. Okay, please.
My name is Mr. Jake alcholic, PhD student at University of Otago, Malaysia.
Now we have the extremists, who are who believe that we need to destroy everyone who's not following Islam, build it again from zero. And we have the others who believe in gradual transformation, which I agree with you but
your album home and cowboy rolling it was a key, which I believe this is the safe way for and logical way to transform what we have become after letting go our formula.
But my question is,
now we have governments that and Arabic and Muslim countries whom their population do not believe in them as leaders to transformation to become a leading Muslim countries. We all believe that I'm Palestinian, and I believe in as many of my colleagues or my age that our governments are not going to bring us anywhere to become a leading Muslim countries or back to Islam as it was And
plus, the Western cultures that trying or in generally, generally speaking, they are pushing and trying to limit the Islamic
the other sides of Islam, that implies two lifestyles, they trying to limit Islam to messages or to holla or to whatever it is that just keep it there, don't do financial, Islamic financial finance, don't do
Islamic business, they trying to limit everything that that can be a rival
to their system. So how because it is how do you see us Muslims all over the world with this, everything happening? To get back on track and become a leading? Thank you very much.
Another heavy question.
I'd like to share a quick story with you my brother. I was in Turkey about a month and a half ago.
And as you know, Turkey implemented extreme secularism after the fall of the the nanny state in 1924.
And when they implemented extreme secularism, things like hijaab were banned. And there was like some, some very extreme measures were taken to even burn copies of Quran in some places, the faasil were burned.
People that had government jobs, and if they had a beard, they had to shave their beard or lose their job. This is a very, very extreme situation in the Muslim country. And they went through this for the last 90 years almost. And the they try to suppress Islam in every possible way, every possible way. that Turkey has some of the most beautiful massages in the world. And you haven't heard the thunder in so many years.
You know, in the like, it's an incredible change that was brought into that society to rip Islam out of that society. You're talking about leaving Islam inside the machine and not dealing with economics are they tried, they did they barely even let Islam inside the machine.
So it was far worse.
And when I went to Turkey a few weeks ago,
I heard the.
And when I went to Turkey a few weeks ago, I saw people in government buildings, say Salaam to each other, they could lose their job for saying Salaam, by the way,
another thing Salaam to each other, and they're discussing and I'm I met a historian, I cannot forget her story. It's so incredible. She's a historian of the earth money enough, she's a grandmother herself. And she told me a story of her grandmother.
Her grandmother used to work in government, when the government changed from Islamic government to secular extreme secular government.
And she used to memorize Koran.
And she used to wear hijab, and she was told you have to take your hijab off. And she was some head of education offers some big role in government. She said, I'm not gonna take my hijab off. So they changed her job from, you know, Chancellor of education or something to janitor cleaning service,
you know, the movement down just because she wouldn't take her hijab off. Then they wanted to come door to door to check who has copy of Quran so they could burn it.
So she hid her copy of the Quran under the you know, in her barn where they keep the animals. She hid it under the hay so that they wouldn't find it. And she would go into there and she would recite her Koran. And she wouldn't have bring it out from there, because they'll find out.
And this is where the animals do, you know, their filth. And that's where she keeps her most health. And the granddaughter told me who's now herself an older woman. She told me she still has a copy of Quran she keeps it inside of a bag. Because if she opens the bag, the whole house smells like animal. You know what, you know, this is where they came from. But were they able to get rid of the Quran or get rid of Islam? No, they were able to hold it down for almost 90 years, and then it just
popped back up again. And now young people there are in the massaging. It's it's something beautiful to see. They're learning Arabic. It's when I saw the Syrian refugees in Turkey. Voila, he I remembered Mahajan and and saw what law allowed him it was incredible. In I've never seen anything like it.
They will. There are places in the Muslim world where Islam itself is being pushed down.
In my personal opinion, you do not have to agree with this in my personal opinion. Our job is not to rebel against government agencies and fight against them and do in my personal opinion, it has only produced more bloodshed
in my personal opinion, in a grassroots teaching of Islam,
because the real tragedy of Islam is not political. To me.
The real tragedy of Islam is not economic. The real tragedy of Islam is intellectual, and spiritual.
When young people are no longer convinced that Islam is the truth, what is happening in the Arab world must be this empty mall is full. That's not the places where there's war happening and places that are safe right now. Where are you?
Where are the young people? They are, and most of them, if you even talk to them a little bit about Islam, they get annoyed, they get angry. And that's in the Muslim world. That is the ultimate emergency of Islam. Our problem is not government's. Our problem is not secularism, that's not our problem. How did we get there, there were these people who are running the governments now and believe in these things. Now, one, once upon a time, they were youth. And when they were youth, they did not receive yet him it was us akiem. And that's what brought them over there.
If we don't think about the next hunt, we keep thinking about what's happening right now, we have to think what's going to happen in 100 years. If we don't produce a change in thinking, then you will not see a change. You cannot even if you change and you fight and you win, you didn't change the thinking of people, which means they'll come back again. And you'll go back again and they'll come back and he'll go back again. The real battle is the Battle of thought, the Battle of influence. And that battle can only be won by the Koran, I would argue that can only be won by the Quran and people who say you can bring immediate change. If you
immediate change could be brought and would have been brought by the School of Law himself so in the long run to send them there is no such thing as an immediate change. There's no such thing there's only chaos. There's only such good demand that's all that it brings. And that's my position on the issue. Sharma Okay. Thank you very much,
gentlemen. And we'd like to end the session and then after Salah is celebrated Roman will stand behind the day we might have some further more question and answer Sharma
to read iseki salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato monokuma. rahmatullah wa barakato.