Which Comes First – Religion Or Culture?
Channel: Reda Bedeir
File Size: 40.73MB
Hello Anna Mohammedan Abbott who Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, a MOBA renosterveld halevi Kitab la
hiral Howdy, howdy Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
or Sharon ohmori mother said to her, Hakuna Matata in beta. Hakuna Matata and Allah akula Dalton now
I'm about a
OC C'mon FC beta por la jolla. So
the brothers and sisters
it's very common that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to start his football with an introduction that I just finished.
And we got used to it. So much. So that is something that's memorized.
Even though that introduction was the reason for someone
to accept Islam.
What I'm going to focus on just one small part of the introduction, that will be the topic of my hotbar today.
Towards the end I said, what the processor used to say at the beginning of the football
in us, DC Kitab Allah
the most authentic and truthful speech is that which you will find in the book of Allah.
That's to say, the Quran
will hire all handy and the best guidance. How do Mohammed Salah La Jolla, Salah is the guidance provided by prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam basically are talking about as Kitab was in the book of Allah,
and the practical,
comprehensive way of life
based on Islam
that the prophet SAW silom taught us
during his 23 years of tower in Mecca, 13 years and 10 years in Medina.
And the reason I'm saying this is because
sometimes, and it's all because
of maybe good intention,
or maybe ignorance,
or maybe both of them.
The people come with their own guidance.
Or they think the culture is the best, or the shape is the best.
And they forgot that statement. I will keep repeating all along the hook, but I'm going to end up with it. The most authentic and truthful speech is that in the forum,
and the best guidance is the guidance of Prophet Mohammed Salah La Jolla.
And I'll give you an example.
and one example I'm going to give you
We all know that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam made a statement
he said hold on Haroon Kearney had the best generation is my generation. That's to say the Sahaba they were the best people.
And the Quran was revealed fresh while they're alive. In fact, some of the Quran is about them.
If not, most of it situations happen. And a Lost Planet. Allah tells us the story and teaches us the guidance. For example, you read the isotta Well,
we all know the sort of
means to phone and toll authorities face away
the blind man came to him to ask for guidance.
This is a hobby
unit also in another surah
are the same in
82 jd Luca.
companions of the Prophet Ceylon. She came to complain about her husband and Allah told us the story that Allah could hear her above seven heavens
amongst those Sahaba also, were some who made mistakes. Because the Sahaba are not infallible, they're not muscleman
they can make mistakes and Allah allow this to happen to teach us that we can make mistakes.
It's not a problem to make a mistake. What's the problem? The problem is when you keep repeating the mistake, and you never learn,
because we learn from our mistakes.
And here is the example that I wanted to give you.
three young men and the Hadith is narrated by Allah Subhanallah karate Allahu Allah.
In St. Bukhari, it says three young men
went around and asked about the embed how the processer lamb relationship was with Allah subhana wa Taala, how much he prayed how much he made, how much he made thicker, how much he recited the Quran.
And there's another narration that says specifically it was Elena because she reported this to the prophets of Salaam.
And the Harris says, Can
you know when they heard about the revival of the prophets of Salaam, as if they thought that you know what this is the prophets of Salaam, Allah has forgiven his past and future sins. Who are we compared to him, so they thought they needed to do more.
Remember what we said at the beginning of the football, the best guidance is the guidance of the Prophet.
Not that you exercise your own discretion, and you come up with your own deal.
Or you turn the pot salon Listen, I know better than you.
So when they thought that they should do more, to reach the level of the Prophet salla salon, they went to the extreme. One of them said, As for me, I will never sleep. I will pray the whole night. Second one said As for me, I will fast all the time, I'll never break my
third one said As for me, I will never marry
because that takes time for me. I wanted to keep my entire life for a while.
So Upon hearing this, the professor Selim said I saw auto Jamia Professor Lem sense that there is extremism, starting in the oma and I'm going to link it to what's happening in our own mind today, based on good intention, or ignorance, that we want to create our own version of Islam. And we don't even know what we're talking about.
And that's the danger.
So the porcelain called everyone to come to the masjid because he needs to correct this on the spot. And when people can listen carefully to the very short speech, but very deep and meaningful that we can benefit from today.
The process has started by saying, Emma, we're in the Alamo Kampala. Listen carefully. This is what's needed in Dharma today.
I am just for the purpose of them saying I am the most knowledgeable amongst you. So takes knowledge not ignorance. Not good intention.
Then, that has to be coupled with what and Latina Amano, you believe he has the knowledge while I'm so sorry? Hi, and do rights, righteous deeds. So the problem said, and now we're in the auction formula. And I'm also the most God conscious, the most one who feels alone amongst you. Why? Because he practiced what he preached. Because he acted upon that knowledge that the last petal has given him.
He never acted out of his own whims or desires. He always acted based on what Allah told him.
Not based on his culture, what the practices of his people in his community No, because it was a gigantic community, full of so many social malaise is full of filth and ignorance, used to make their own idols and worship them.
Used to gamble woman eyes, did with river
but he stayed away from all of this.
based on these two facts, the establish that knowledge and taqwa then he said, when a kidney but
I pray and I get some rest during the night.
And I fast and I break my fast too
and I marry a woman.
Former rugby band suniti Felisa mainly, whoever does not follow my way of life in every aspect. He is not a true Muslim. He doesn't know what Islam is.
Now that you serve this Hadith, what's the relationship between this hearth and our wife today? Today,
out of the 1.8 billion Muslims, there is 1.9 billion most is
based on ignorance, or good intention.
They'll come and they have their own version of Islam, because this is what they learned back home. This is what they have seen back home. So they want to force their own version of Islam on you and say this is Lan, or at least this is the Islam that we know.
No, Islam is based on it. We take you back. I told you, I'm gonna refer to this all the time. In
the most authentic and truthful speech is the book of Allah, what do we disagree? We go back to the book of Allah.
What Hi, Ron has the best guidance. Haji Muhammad sallahu wa salam is the guidance provided by Prophet Mohammed Salah, not the guidance of your own shake back home.
Not the guidance of my shift back home.
Not even the guidance of somebody with a PhD from the Islamic University of Medina, or the Al Azhar University, as long as they don't say a lot said, The Prophet said, there is no obedience for them.
But look at today.
What do people do?
The act exactly like those three young men.
Some people will come to you.
And they will say, why don't you do this? Why aren't you dressed like this? Why don't you live in a home like this warranty eat that food? That's the tsunami of the profits of our lives? That is total ignorance.
Because we have to differentiate between what's religious and what's cultural.
He's difference between religion and culture. Today, some people respect their culture more than their religion. In fact, their religion is their culture, and they do nothing else, regardless, have been raised to do this for long times. Exactly. That was the mentality of Abuja.
When the professor lamb came to teach them, Islam, to guide them to Allah, what was their argument in our agenda?
We have come to this life for years and years. And we have been found our forefathers Are you coming to change our culture, religion?
So they didn't know the difference between culture and religion.
What should supersede
what should have the upper hand religion or culture,
Allah subhana wa tada said, In surah, number five sawtell. Neither I number three towards then he said earlier
today, I've completed the religion for you stop missing anything.
Mati, and I've perfected my blessing upon you.
While the tuna pool is Medina, accepted Islam as a religion for you.
When was that yesterday? No. Let's go back to two German
up to live
up to life, as
he said in his tafsir I know when and where this I was relieved.
It was revealed on the ninth day of the hedger in the yield approximate performance hedge and it was in front of the mount of alpha.
So this is more than 14 centuries ago. The deal is complete is not waiting for you and me to add something or delete something.
And Imam Malik said, Whoever
whoever wants to say something other than this as if he's accusing a lot to be lying.
And whoever wants to force the culture on the dean, as if they're saying, Oh Prophet Mohammed, you betrayed Allah. You're not honest in conveying the message. I know better than you, or my chef knows better than you.
So brothers and sisters, the dean means anything that you will do to please Allah and to come closer to him. This is Dean.
And we have to differentiate between Dean and dounia.
The means religion.
Allah created us only to submit ourselves to Him, only to enslave ourselves to Him.
But dunia one of the methods, you can do whatever you want.
You can innovate as much as you want to make our life easy. Give me examples.
We have internet today. That's an innovation. And we can use it to spread our and to do good things. Some people use it to do bad things. It's their own problem. But can we use it to do something good? Can we record this code bar put it on YouTube, so 1000s or millions of people can watch it and benefit? Yes, that's an innovation in the dounia.
The pop salon have never seen a car, a plane
to make our life easy to move from point A to point B. That's a good innovation because it's in the donia
there was no TV and you name it.
But when it comes to the stop right there, you can bring something new.
Today we focus on how we do things.
How we are we dressed in Salah, but not what do we do inside Salah? Do you understand what we're reciting? Do we know what the enamel is reciting
or focuses to wear a jumper and cover our head? That's the only way I will accept my salon love ally. The prophecy seller is not wearing the jumper that you're wearing now. He's not even dressed the way the salad is addressed now.
Somebody came to me and he said, because he saw me one time leaving the salon in a T shirt. He said that the process of like what a T shirt. I said what did he used to wear? He couldn't answer me.
He's criticizing his own a man who was teaching him the religion and he doesn't know how to answer the question. That's the status of the oma today. We're very good at that. Why? Because I came from Egypt. I came from Bangladesh. I came from Pakistan. I came from Lebanon. This is the way the man should look like if I don't see him like this My Salah will not be accepted that is ignorance.
When it comes to clothing to food where you live, this is donia
Do you know the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was dressed exactly like Abu Jahan
the fate of this owner the same fashion
except that he said don't make it too long. But the same way
but the person himself trim your mustache or shave it just look different
than the person have a brioni
No, the pope Selim died. He never so nice.
He never ate rice in his life. So Allison
was the person and dressed like the Saudis today? No.
If the professor Selim was sent to Canada, him it was like Canadians. As long as it's not tied is not you know, you know transparent not showing the hour.
But we're so stuck on the overdressed.
The prep center needs to leave the salon sometimes covering his head or not. One more hand the salon will be accepted. One time I was leaving the salon. I was not covering my head. Somebody came with his own head covering and he was forcing my head Why? Because he believes that my salah and his Salah will not be accepted. If I'm not covering my head.
My head is not our
stop doing this. Stop bringing your own version of Islam and imposing it on others.
There is a difference.
Because look at you now. You have different colors. Look at the way of dress or a dress the same even though
Coming from the same culture, somebody will be wearing pants and shirts. Is this wrong? No will lie. As long as you're covering your hour
somebody is wearing, wherever you were back home, that's fine. As long as again, you're covering rah rah. But don't judge others. Don't be honesty, if you don't have the knowledge
to solve problem today
we focus on how we addressed but we don't know how to decide. In fact,
was worth talking about sonar and the essence of Scylla
in software, so number 23. Number one,
the true believers.
Those who are still in the process of attaining a man which is faith and believe, will be successful. Allah said no, and won't be known and no means they have achieved it. And Lavina I know they're still in the process. So some people they are in the process of attaining faith until they become Maroon they get that character of a man of faith.
What's the first quality of Allah teach us? He said those who are wearing the Japan Toby know those who are wearing like the Saudi dress? No.
He said alladhina Humphrey, salata him Harsha rude. Those who are who surender salaat. Those who are humble in front of a lot, and they focus on what they're saying and what they are reciting.
Until today, if I ask somebody
What's the meaning of a Latina and tala him he would say? I don't know Arabic brother
who obey Him? I have no clue.
What are you gonna know?
When I go to the grave, inshallah. It's gonna be too late. You know how to make money. You know how to make children. You know how to make houses. You know how to make friends, you know how to net worth, but then when you meet Allah,
alone have asked you about your network. A lot of ask you about your balance in the bank. A lot of have asked you how many children, those children, none of them will enter the grave with you for one second, your wife, your husband will never enter the grave with you for one second. What is the biggest exam of our life? Three questions? Is money. There are no children in there. No. Famous there are no your titles. Is there? No. Who is your?
Did you mistake yourself to Allah? Was he your master? And you were the slave? Or was money your master? Or was your wife your master? Or your children or your job? Wake up before it's too late. Learn your D.
Stop respecting culture
In some cultures, you have two options to marry your cousin or to marry your cousin. What is this culture? Is it an Islam? Nope.
Do we respect that much? Oh, yeah, of course.
How do we do our marriages, our weddings, like back home man.
Like the processor. Brother, you know, we live in the 21st century now and and we're used to this. That's our culture.
We have to do it this way.
We have to waste money. We have to have dancing and music and mixing but this is her own brother. But everybody's doing this.
Are you a yes man. You just follow people? Well, lucky. There's only one man if you follow him blindly will end up in jail. That's why Ron had the Haji Mohammed, take you back to the beginning of the beast. The guidance is the guidance of Muhammad will take you to jail. But if you follow people, you will end up with people.
And that's what we do today.
of the live Nomura de la Noma. He was a student of the prop salon directly. He learned from him directly.
Yes, people will come to him and ask a question.
And he would say come after a week. Does he know the answer? Yeah. What stops him because he remembered what the professor Selim said.
Those who have audacity to speak about the deen without knowledge. It means they have the audacity to go and throw themselves in hellfire.
Akuma and food to address
she was afraid I need to go back and study my differences. And check again and again before I give the federal
and people will come again.
Come after two weeks.
Don't you know you won't die from the stock?
Do you want to make us bridges? And you cross two gentlemen on our band. And we end up falling in Hellfire because we give you the wrong answer.
Today, someone who is nobody who doesn't know anything about his religion, and they are leaders of communities,
unfortunately, and they felt worse,
and they heal in the house of Allah.
What is the respect?
What is the dean?
Let's go back.
This is the house of Allah, nobody should raise his voice in the house of Allah.
Except the props that I'm going to use to give the football who would be angry like this. This is when he raised his voice.
Angry for the sake of Allah, not for himself.
He never got angry for himself. People used to call him crazy. Liar. Let people say whatever they want to say. Because when somebody says something, which is not true about you, you are taking their good deeds. They don't know what they're doing.
Let's go back to the sources of Islam. We respect culture so much. So much so that it comes first before a word is messenger. Read the first ayah
I was calling you.
You're so special. Allah say oh, you believe
you have to be honored because I was calling you You left your job. You left your family. And you came here to increase your Eman was calling you? Yes. I hope to be amongst Austrian calling
Don't put anyone in front of Allah and His messenger. If you want to do anything in your life, anything.
Don't do it. Except after asking two questions. Question number one. Yeah, Allah if I do this, would you be pleased with me? If the answer is yes, proceed to the next question. I will do to Allah as long as it pleases you. But how it pleases you more? If I do it the way of Prophet Mohammed Salah not the way back home.
print this out. Put it as the golden rule in your life. But today, what do we do? We ask the first question with this that I'm going to do now would it please me? Yes. My family. Yes. I'll be famous. Yes. And make more money. Yes. Let me do it. What about Allah Allah?
Allah is the old forgiving, unmake, tell Balaton Sharma. Yeah, there is a little bit of you know, gray area here that could be like, you know, there could be lying that could be this, but inshallah MIKTA. One. Before I thought, Allah Subhana. Allah said,
No one knows.
No one knows
when, or were they going to die? My own sister.
She had no complaint.
She was very healthy. In three weeks.
In three weeks before it, she went to the intensive care unit. And she passed away on the second day of ait, she's the healthiest amongst all of us. I have so many medical issues. My mom is over 100 years.
But a lot choose my sister. And that's a big message for me, and for all of you.
Because we always one of the tribes of Satan
shall lie you will live longer. You still have many years, but will lie Allah said you never know.
You never know. And Allah keeps sending us messages. I am seven years old Iron Man 17 years old, a girl who's 12 or 32. She dies in your own family. And you say, well I this is the father of Allah.
But can this cover hit you today? Or tonight? Yes.
Do you have a plan? You have a plan for five years, three years, about your future your family? Well, why there is nothing wrong with this key planning. But to have a plan to meet a lot tonight.
After a week,
after a month, no shaitaan comes and say it's too early.
But then when, when when this comes, when the angel of this comes to you,
how would we react to this? So 2399 when this comes, we will say
Now they're going to say, we wish to come back to the video because we want to do more good deeds. I was planning to make Toba insha Allah, another I number 10 in Satomura fefu. And so number 63, Allah subhana wa tada said in the ayah, before that, I number nine,
Don't let your wealth, your money and your children distract you. take you away from the remembrance of Allah. Because when you go there, you will have no children with him. On the day of judgment, they will run away from you.
Whoever will be focusing only on his wife and children, and he will forget about Allah tells the losers University
and spend money
out of the respect we gave you, it's not because you're smart. A lot can take that mind away from you a lot and take that memory from you. A lot would put you in the hospital in less than a second.
And we see it every day.
little note before death comes to you.
And what shall we say?
Give me a chance for one day, for one week, for one month. Why?
To pray? No.
too fast? No. To go for hunt? No. What's the last thing that we keep withholding and holding to ourselves? Money. First sub dog, I want to give the cat and I want to give charity. What happened when I saw the heat and be amongst righteous ones. The answer from Allah is
What are you?
Allah will never delay the time that's sitting with him that you're going to die. Apollo probably had
Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam and Allah Yvan de la Vina Safa y shadow Allah ilaha illallah
wa The hola sharika why shadow no Mohammed Abu Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
I'm about to fill up on Sycamore FC. Allah has. We started the football by just two statements from the introduction of the hotbed of the promiseland every Friday. In the US the Kalahari Tikka tabula, the most authentic book, the most authentic and truthful speech can be found in the book of Allah. What's our relationship with the book of Allah? Do we go back to Allah when we disagree? Or do we just come up with all our own ideas?
Have you had you Mohammed in Salalah? What isn't? The best guidance is the guidance of Prophet Mohammed Salah would we disagree?
As a community, as leaders,
where do we go?
To go to our culture?
Do we go to our minds? A lot of this in the Quran wati Allah, obey Allah wa to rasuluh
and obey the messenger will only remain calm and your leaders, those who are in charge of you, but the law didn't say obey your leaders. Allah took the verb obey from this part of the eye. Why? Because obedience to Allah is absolutely cannot argue with Allah. Once Allah says do you say Samira, now, we listen obey. Once the messenger Salim said do we say Samaritan our autonomy, but once your leader say do you have to stop? Because the obedience is conditional on their own obedience to Allah and His messenger. So if what they are telling you
goes hand in hand, and is accepted by Allah, His Messenger, you say sent out on if not, we say somewhere in our sign, we listen and this obey.
That's very important. So Allah says,
Don't be shy, that happened at the time of the Prophet and will continue to happen to the Day of Judgment for to who will Allah he
take it back to Allah and His Messenger in contento manana Bella he will Yamanaka if you truthfully believe in Allah and the Last Day that Allah compiled.
That's the best for you.
What do we do today? How do we choose our leaders? Do they have the knowledge? Do they have the taqwa of Allah? When they speak they speak the truth? Or is this just politics? This is why our oma will never prosper.
As long as we don't respect Allah and His Messenger, because the most truthful speech is the speech of Allah. And the best guidance is the guidance of Prophet Mohammed Salah La Jolla Salah.
But today, we disagree. we sit down and we think as humans, what is the best for us?
What is the best for my culture? What's the best for my race? How can I please people listen, you can never please people. You can easily please.
This is why today, look around you and see what's happening in our communities. While we backward why aren't we moving forward? Because everything we do, we look back and say,
do we do this in our culture? When you go to the grave? What do you do? You will find in most of our culture, there is something engraved in a marble saying please recite Al Fatiha for me. Where is this coming from? I don't know.
As somebody who studied Islam for 30 years, I don't know someone with good intention out of ignorance. At some point in time the Absalom never did that. He started this Why? Because he read or he knew that in fact the heart is the best surah of the Quran so let's recite it here but yeah he you're accusing the processor that he doesn't know what to say.
I told you Allah said the deal is complete is not waiting for your your culture to bring something in
the processor and told us what to say when we go to the grave. This is interactive, you say a Salaam Alaikum peace be upon us are you believers and to wasabi Hoon you died first? He came here first. When I flew in child law become law whoa and sooner or later who join you. You're reminding yourself
can you make up for them? Nothing
is a very special spiritual dialogue between you are alone has nothing to do with the disease.
And it goes on and on in our culture.
What's the most important thing in survival is that we look like back home when we pray. And our email should look like back home when we pray. How many people are here in the masjid?
We have Mashallah Egyptians. We have Lebanese. We have Pakistanis, we have Bangladeshi, we have Iraqi. So witchy man should I be to please everyone? One day Iraqi one day Egyptian one day Bengali, listen, clothing is cultured. It's not swinger.
As long as you're covering your hour,
that's the sooner of the processor. The person who's not dressed like Bangladeshis not like saris, not like Egyptians, not like Caracas. He was dressed exactly like his own people at his own time.
Did you build your house the way the porcelain built his house?
If you do with the rain that came down before the salon, your house will melt. With the first snowstorm your house will melt because Elon built his house out of mud.
Did the Mariani I told you he never saw rice. So food clothing. Where do you live? This is culture This is donia don't mix this with the dean. Focus on your
focus on learning your deen learning.
Our youth are being lost when they're leaving Islam.
And the same old people who come to me and say, What Aren't you covering your head shape and Salah? The professor I'm sometimes with copper in it sometimes not.
This is not that's what they're gonna take me to gentlemen. Someone in a conference was not listening to me and he was mad at me because I was wearing a suit and a tie. He said your tie will take you to Jenna. I said would it take me to Hellfire brother? And he couldn't answer. That's the problem. We focus on silly things. And we leave the essence of our D.
We need to educate our kids. In fact, we need to be educated about our Deen first in order for us to be able to educate our kids. When kids come and ask you questions about culture. You get so embarrassed and offended because you want to defend your culture. But when they ask you about your deen Mashallah, you're the
best long as we can.
Let's wake up
and I'm going to conclude with what I started with.
In our circle, howdy, Nikita what was
the most authentic and truthful speeches in the Quran when we disagree? Let's go back to the Quran. And your culture. We have young fazia right behind you there. If I asked him in your culture, when you end up reciting the Quran, what do you say? Sadako Allahu la the if you don't say this stuck for LA what's wrong with this a man? He didn't say so the Colossi? Is this part of the show? Not know someone with good intention with his own ignorance started this. Do we have to say
at the beginning of the crime, yes. Because a lot commanded us and sort of none. So number 16. Number 98
Billahi min ash shaytaan. I'm giving you
know me. Allah has commanded us when you say out of electrolysis Why? Because shaitan doesn't want us to get the guidance of the Quran. She will come and distract you. He will come and make you focus on your Toby and Juba. But not focus on what you're reciting that will give you a man.
But then Allah subhanaw taala say you have to say so the Colosseum at the end of every station now. Some people would say Allah said in the Quran.
Of course, Oman, as documented by
Allah is the one who tells the truth. But Allah say you have to say Allah at the end of every station. No. Salaam do this know that the Sahaba the western nation do this. No. And it goes on and on the list is so long for the culture that we introduce into the deen and we don't know it has nothing to do with the DEA. And we respect it more than the de
la Madonna minister Mona Coleford
La Moneda de la la, la la, la, la Santa Lucia feta, when I made a lot of hinter well, Elena la cabeza y la la la la la data. Well, I made a lot of him while her husband la casa de la la. La Habra. hermetica hamara. me la Neto button.
wish I hadn't
even bothered mode. Allah. Allah, Allah.
Allah Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Allah Allah