Isha Khatira 04-14-2015

Omar Suleiman


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or when asked me not even to say apologies for not often our human handling will be the enemy and one on one in our line. I mean when our people to clean lasagna, we'll send them about a collab decoder sitcom Hamedan sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, while Ernie he was lucky to be here or send them to see when cathedra Chela Thai guest tonight we'll take a break from the physical Salaat from the flip of prayer. And I just wanted to I think, continue a little bit on on just just, I think an important concept of how we approach our religion based upon our class tonight. On Sahil Bukhari out of all the classes, I think tonight was probably the least technical, out of any class we've had so

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far. Wasn't very technical at all. And perhaps, you know, and you know, really, the reason being is that these are a hadith that we've heard many, many, many times when you talk about loving for your brother, which you love for yourself and things of that sort.

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But there is an approach here that I feel like is very beautifully highlighted in our religion at the moment. I am Rahim Allah Allah. He said that one of the one of the things that the scholars have always done is that whenever there is something that can be open to interpretation,

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when it comes to matters of theology, when it comes to matters of our Eman, when it comes to matters of our data, you always take the Most Merciful approach possible. Meaning whatever can possibly be encompassed without while staying true to the meaning this doesn't mean that we abuse concepts in our religion, and in our creed, to make them more accepting and more appeasing or whatever it may be. But to always, as you know, scholars in the past have always approached these things with the Most Merciful interpretation possible Mercy was in there. And the moment you Rahim, Allah to Allah said and if you are asked why so he actually says this an errand Amman Walker in shocking to the

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scholars actually if you are asked why say that because we don't understand the intent of Allah subhanaw taala we don't know the Murad what Allah Subhana Allah wants to get out of everything. But when it's unclear to us, we assume its mercy, because most of the attributes of Allah subhanaw taala represent mercy. See, subhanAllah how beautiful of a train of thought that is, on the part of the scholars always opt for the mercy when things are unclear. Because Allah subhanaw taala had the majority of his attributes reflect mercy reflect Rachna and so when there are things that are meant to shall be hard things that are unclear to us, we will take the more merciful option out of the

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two. However Subhanallah he says the individual that's trying to grow towards Allah subhanaw taala the individual that's trying to ascend to a loss percentile when you read an ayah when you read a verse in the Quran, when you read a hadith, you assume that it is the most constricting thing possible for you in the sense that when I read an ayah that refers to the disbelievers when I read an ayah that refer and I don't say at hamdulillah were in the part of the Quran now we're talking about Kufa, that's not me and hamdulillah and you start you know, picturing all these people that you know, that are non Muslims when you're reading ayaats in the Quran about non Muslims and you

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say, yeah, man, I feel bad for him either. Aleem either, you know, not on record or NASA will Hadar All right, poor guys, you know, you start thinking about other people, you read it and you think that you use this as a motivation as a way of of as a way of causing an aversion within you from cofre away from comfort to turn you away from comfort certainly away from disbelief. You read it as if Allah subhanaw taala is directly threatening you. You understand that's not because you are questioning the Mercy of Allah subhanaw taala and that's not because you're supposed to despair and Allah subhanaw taala that's because you are to benefit from each and every single thing that Allah

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subhanaw taala or the messenger SallAllahu Sallam has mentioned you are to draw benefit from it and extract it on a very personal level and try to make it a means for you to stay away from that which is haram and to instead inclined towards that which is good. Okay, so even in matters of filth, subhanAllah even matters of jurisprudence that halal and haram when it comes to matters of permissibility and prohibition, what you interpret for yourself which you do on you know, on your on your own level. And hello, John and Kate off you must to have it is always beneficial. It is always good for your Eman to take the safer opinion. Any discussion that comes up that is a filthy

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discussion of halal and haram. It is always better for you to take the safer option for your own Iman and you wouldn't be rewarded for that. And that's a means of Taqwa. Okay? In essence you hold yourself to a standard of tequila you hold yourself to a standard of the fear of Allah subhanaw taala and then piety and consciousness of Allah subhanaw taala. As for everyone else, they're held to the standard of a fatwa. For everyone else, there is an opinion, there's a discussion, there's the laugh on this issue. So long as that person is within the bounds of that ft laugh. I will not see them.

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any less so long as they're in the balance of that difference of opinion. Alright, so for example, the halal meat discussion comes up, okay? You you know for yourself you take the safest opinion possible and we know now that things are very complicated when it comes to halal meat for you take the safest opinion possible for yourself if you want to, and you will be rewarded by Allah subhanaw taala. For that there is no doubt that Allah will reward you, there's a good deed in that for you taking the safest opinion, when you see someone that is taking a lenient option, that does not mean that they have any less Taqwa than you. They have any less fear of Allah than you that you look down

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upon them in any way or that you say that something bad is gonna happen to them or that you belittle them. Okay, you've chosen to stay away from us enough, good for you. And hamdulillah May Allah subhanaw taala reward you and grant you the edge of that, do not belittle other people that fall within the area, the realm of st laugh, have an acceptable difference of opinion, that is a greater mercy from Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, that Allah allows that. And that's the meaning of the statement. It's not a Hadith of the Prophet Almighty Rama, that the difference of opinion in this almost Rama it's not a hadith, but it is a statement that's been traced to Ahmed bin Abdulaziz to

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Hasan Basri, to some of the greatest scholars that have ever lived that there is Obama in the laughters and mercy and things and differences of opinions, that people are accommodated within acceptable differences of opinion. And then I don't see that person as spiritually being any any, you know, as being spiritually being any less than I am. In fact, if I see that there is a flaw in that person, even then I look back at myself and I say, Well, I have a flaw that he probably doesn't have. So if I see that he's actually doing something that's even outside of the afterlife, the way that I bring it back to me, and approach that brother, that sister with more mercy is that maybe

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Allah will forgive them for that, but will Allah forgive me for that sin that I'm committing that he doesn't do? That people don't know about? That he doesn't know about? The point is to always accommodate as much as you can within the Mercy of Allah subhanaw taala when it comes to accommodating others, but for yourself, not to be constricting not to deprive yourself of the Mercy of Allah not to not to start to despair and Allah subhanaw taala try to always bring it back to something that will practically push you towards the last point that will drive you towards your Creator. Always. And we ask Allah subhanaw taala to grant us that approach to our religion to our to

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our deen and we ask Allah subhanaw taala to have mercy upon us, Allah I mean, questions? Yeah.

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Evil next president. So

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that approach,

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we got these people, a lot of people justify doing burning in legitimate way. And then they go out and give a charity and all those things. Very good question. Okay. So, in the class, we talked about this concept of a nine in one cup, forbidding evil is greater than an abominable model, it's greater than than then then enjoying good. This is a statement that's been attributed to Ben Massoud or the law and amongst other companions, that the precedence is to forbid evil.

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And then doing good comes after that. All right. So then some people justify then,

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like you mentioned, taking a haram income and then say, well, we're going to give charity because we have to do this right now. There is a chi than our religion, there's a principle in our religion, La Mancha, la UVA, be Mancha. Evil cannot be changed by an evil, there'll be one current argument with an evil that's even greater than that sometimes. So the ends don't justify the means in our religion. So you can't say for example, that I'm going to resort to something evil to change something that's evil, meaning if someone is committing a public offense, for example, if someone's doing something evil, I can't correct them in an evil way.

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I have to correct them in a way that's blessed that still falls within the acceptable conditions of the Quran and the Sunnah. I can't use that to justify anything evil that I'm going to do at that point. That's where the notion comes for example, that they kill our women and children we should kill their women and children. That train of thought comes from that which which is which is a, you know, a mentality that again leads to much bloodshed Hey, they killed our innocent people. Why can't we kill their innocent people? Maybe if we start killing those people, they'll stop killing doesn't work that way. Right? That mindset is inappropriate because of that principle in our faith again,

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evil is not changed by evil. Law.

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We were talking about how we should

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have a sense that like, saying, opinion standard, or how do we know which is just the hardest, or

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the most strict timeline

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Okay, so how do you determine what's the safest opinion in a an NF theta and a difference of opinion?

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Obviously, again, when you have legitimate scholars, scholars that have been accepted over time in the past, none of these opinions should be bindery innovative. So someone comes right now, and says that,

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let you know that, you know, everything he brings brings an opinion that's more conservative than what's been even mentioned 40 For the last 1400 years. Is anyone bound by that opinion? No. Because there has been a precedence there has been a scholarly discussion on so many things for 1400 years. So to bring an opinion now and then to force it upon the people. Like there's some people that say that,

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you know, that using cash currency is how long?

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Because they used to deal with gold and silver, it's definitely not the ideal financial system. But does that mean I have to, you know, from now on, try to barter everything, I'm gonna go to Walmart and take, you know, some granola bars and say, Can I have the yogurt? Please? Can we switch and live your life like that? No. So the point is that when someone brings an opinion, that's bloodied, that's strange, that's weird. That's unheard of that has not been generally within the spectrum of scholarly discussion for 1400 years, not between the four Imams, not between our you know, not between the tab there and not between the great scholars like you know, any mammal was at any

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moment, no way the Imam and team you may Allah have mercy on them, or when someone brings those types of discussions, or those types of opinions, those are very, those are strange opinions. Those are shots, opinions or opinions that we don't, we don't really consider in the discussion, when there is a generally accepted discussion, a discussion that's been framed in a certain way, if I can take the safest opinion, and it doesn't cause me harm a bottle. In my context, I will be rewarded. You understand, I will be rewarded in that situation. Or you will be rewarded by what I'm saying, I am not talking about me, I'm saying any person who takes a safer opinion will be rewarded. Okay,

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whatever that muscle may be, whatever that issue may be, because of the profit slice, and I'm generally taught us and hydrodynamically laughing was, can I just ask for example,

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for example, an example for example, I was taught before that Santa is Washington's were sinful if we don't pray the Sunnah. So, with that in mind, I was praying sooner but they became a huge burden on me.

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And, and but is that the safer opinion because No, that's not even an opinion sunnah and logicbox or mute are exclusive terms.

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So there is sin that a sunnah that is wajib and filthy terminology and liberty is just words.

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Everything is in the syllabus and of the funnel. There are sunnah, but they're followed in the language of football and the language

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and the language of jurisprudence, because I believe in

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if you don't, and you have

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no, there is no method that says It's haram to leave an individual sunnah there are mazahub that say that if you are insisting upon leaving us sooner

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meaning there is no method that says that if you didn't pray some that that one day because soon by its definition, is something that if you do, you're rewarded for if you don't do then you won't be punished the sooner now in filthy terminology sunnah means different things now in accordance with different sciences with a filthy perspective, but insisting upon not doing it becomes sinful according to some of their according to some of the scholars will all turn around and we'll let you guys go now on ciabatta Zakon law heinous perform 100 connected to an island to stuff with regard to Santa Monica