Nouman Ali Khan – Letter of The Law vs Spirit of The Law Q&A

Nouman Ali Khan
AI: Summary © The speaker discusses various questions about Islam, including how to advise spouse and family on drugs, how to handle distraction from praying, and what to say when talking about Islam. They also mention the importance of the spirit of law and how it can be used to differentiate between good and evil. The speaker encourages viewers to sign up for bay'natv.com to learn the Quran and become a part of their lifestyle.
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First of all, I have Swiss I don't

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have German chocolate. I have Swiss chocolate for

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you. I hope you like it.

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I can't wait.

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Yeah. I can try it. Hope you like

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it. So I actually have 2 questions. Hope

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that's okay. Yeah.

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Question 1 is how to make your spouse

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and family practice Islam? For example, now they

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are doing drugs, not praying, not fasting. So

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what can you do except of praying for

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them? Like, how to advise them?

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So you can't

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you can't control people Mhmm. And you can't

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change people.

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It's not up to us to change people.

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And sometimes in my opinion the problem isn't

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spiritual.

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The problem is something else. Like what led

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a person to drug? Yeah.

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What made them go there?

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People go towards these dark things because something

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difficult has happened to them.

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Right? And maybe helping them process that would

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be the first step before we start talking

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to them about you should pray or you

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should, you know You see what I'm saying?

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Okay.

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Because sometimes if you, especially their family, you

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try to talk to them about Islam, they'll

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start saying, well, you're you're preaching again. Yes.

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Right? Yeah. That's You don't make the problem

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worse. Mhmm. So maybe

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humanizing the situation first

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would be a really important first step. Okay.

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No problem. Thank you. You're welcome. And question

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2 is about the letter of law and

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spirit of law. Yeah. I understand what happens

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when you focus only on the letter of

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law. Like, for example, you're praying in time,

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but you're distracted.

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Right. But what if we only focus on

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the spirit of law? Like, what happens then?

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You have no practice of the law left.

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You say you don't even need the letter.

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You you have the spirit anyway. So some

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people can say, I don't need to pray

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5 times because I'm spiritually connected to God

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anyway. If the point of prayer is to

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remember God Mhmm. I do that anyway, so

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why do I need the 5 prayers? Mhmm.

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And I sometimes I got the question from

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non Muslims, what's the problem in that? Like,

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what's the problem like The the problem in

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that is

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that,

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we think that we have the full definition

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of what it means to be good. Mhmm.

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Okay? So, the atheist or the non religious

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person will say, I don't lie, I don't

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cheat, I don't steal. That's what good is.

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Mhmm. And the thing is, there are in

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some in some things Allah has equipped all

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human beings to distinguish between good and evil.

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All human beings. So we all know lying

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is bad. We all know stealing is bad.

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Right? Doesn't matter what culture you come from

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or you have a religion or no religion,

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it's the same. Everything. But

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there are certain areas of fairness and unfairness

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and good and evil that human beings can

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never figure out.

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What is the right balance between men and

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women, for example?

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Is there a balance between my body and

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my soul, for example? Do I even know

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what that is?

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That That's not something we could figure out

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ourselves.

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So Allah will give us

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the letter

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where the spirit alone isn't enough. Mhmm. Do

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you understand? Mhmm.

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Okay. Okay? Thank you very much. You're welcome.

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