Channel: Saad Tasleem
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Number 13 of Ramadan 360. It's a pleasure to have you guys here with us as we race towards the center, the midpoint of Ramadan as we try to catch as many deeds as we can and try not to slow down and we continue benefiting from our amazing daily series here at our Milgram Institute's from 5pm to about 630 6:45pm e s t on the 30 stories of the unnamed and the N. Today we have with us an amazing guest chef Derek Muslim for those who are somewhat newer to him. In sha Allah. Let's give you guys a bit of a debrief or a background check. Derek is a graduate from Medina University where he studied Arabic and he got a bachelor's degree from the College of Sharia as well he completed his
memorization of the Quran at the age of 13. And he studied classical Arabic at the Fajr center in Egypt as well. He's worked for an instructor for the Islamic learning foundation of Chicago where he taught her on an Arabic studies. And he's also served as a young Muslim counselor for many years as a coordinator, and in bromby. He's also served as youth director for the Islamic Center of Naperville in Chicago. I always butcher the way that's pronounced don't judge me guys. And he's also become the youth director and assistant imam of Mecca center in Illinois. So does that gala fair for you guys who are joining us for this 13th day, I do want to give you guys some quick reminders
before we kick off into the session with the shift. And of course, you guys know, the daily reminder that I have for you guys that I want to make sure that you prioritize every single day of the month, is please stay consistent in your support of the amazing charity partners that make Ramadan 360 possible. Of course that is helping hands in the UK Islamic Relief in Canada and help h h are no it's not helping hands. It's forgotten woman in the UK Islamic Relief in Canada and helping hands for relief in development in the US I was bound to mess it up at some point. But Masha Allah, I just want to share really quickly that Subhanallah I was interacting with one of the charity partners who
wanted to you know, we're hoping to have them come on and to share a little bit about what the work that they're doing on site. And they were all surprised they're like, can we send a video or something because we are literally all of us on the ground here and we're gonna send we can't spare anybody right now. And we won't be able to get internet connection and this and that. So Subhanallah they're so stretched to the point that they're using every single resource that they can to make sure that they're helping the situation on the ground. And we're humble here and are comfortable, air conditioned, you know, comfy houses, complaining about our minor little inconveniences And
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Information page and you bite the bullet and you join us it's an amazing experience people are gushing about it already in the chat and I can't wait for you guys to have that addition to your Ramadan experience as well insha Allah and a past Ramadan as well as we start the live sessions and the q&a sessions so I don't want to take too much more time I know we're gonna have a jam packed schedule as usual and having love for our Ramadan 360 session today and then we have of course your sad to see coming back with us for Anik reflection circles. I see shift Derek is with us. So if you are ready to go and fellowship I would love to have you join me on screen as salaam aleikum wa
rahmatullah. How are you doing today? Well,
Allah how are you? Alhamdulillah handle I'm well I'm excited to jump right in. I was curious because I always forget these titles. I don't know how selective amnesia, but I was very curious about the title of your story today which is the resurrected man i relearning all the stories from the Quran so it's it's amazing to hear from you Sharik cozy Ramadan been going so far? How is how they're treating you? Yeah, I mean, I love Chicago Chicago is known as Chicago City for a reason has its blessings it has its incredible people and amazing food and hamdulillah the masajid are full and bustling with life Alhamdulillah so just grateful for that. Grateful for that hamdulillah Masha
Allah amazing I like to I like to always get you know, take take few jabs at Chicago in terms of the food scene. I feel like Chicago is Toronto's biggest competition in the US in terms of culture, vibrant community, amazing kind of Islamic kind of scene as well. MashAllah the scholars that the richness of it, but our food scene, our food scene will always take Chicago.
From you, oh, 100% 100% Chicago and Toronto. go toe to toe any day. Shout out to everyone for Chicago in the chats and I want more flow to you. All right, Shane, let's jump in to your talk this snippet
Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen Allah Milliken hammerheads TurtleBot what I can handle either oblique will call him do bother with our La hawla wala Quwata illa avec la Malacca hand internodal semi word of the Omen see him along with Allah Muhammad and Philip already in was only Allah Muhammad last read was only was sending my bellick Allahu ala Nabina Muhammad in film Allah Allah Allah Allah your deen, we're back. We begin by praising Allah subhanho wa Taala and thanking him. We think Allah subhanho wa Taala infinitely and abundantly. We think Allah subhanho wa Taala for all the blessings that He's given us, we think Allah subhanaw taala for allowing us to
reach the blessing month of Ramadan, we ask Allah subhanaw taala to accept our fast, restless plan to Isla to accept our TM, we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to allow this Ramadan to be the greatest Ramadan of our lives. We ask Allah Allah subhanaw taala that those of us that may be written as the people of the Hellfire, there in this lesson month of Ramadan because of the generosity of Allah and the infinite mercy of Allah, that you and I and our loved ones are freed from the hellfire, their brothers and sisters at Santa Monica motorsports allaahu. But it is an incredible pleasure and honor to be gathered in the remembrance of Allah has to Allah, and particularly in the reflection of the
words of ALLAH has Chautala these ever living words of Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala these words of Allah subhanaw taala that Allah revealed, with you and I in mind that within each and every single verse of Allah subhanaw taala there is a message there is a benefit for you and I and Subhanallah I'm reminded of a statement I've been reflecting on this Ramadan of one of the scholars describing the Quran and its messages and its verses as a rasa, you know, middle of be him at him, that the Quran in all of its verses, each and every single verse of the Quran, are messages from Allah, to our thinking of the Quran as a letter, a text message, a, a communication to us from Allah subhanaw
taala. And just as it was relevant 1400 years ago, that is very much relevant in my life and yours and simply to work to remove perhaps the barriers that lie between us and the Quran as one of the scholars of the past he said, he said that the heart that is free from the Quran is like a house that is abandoned that the heart and the soul is in need of the bullet. And there are voids in our lives that can only be fulfilled by engaging with words of ALLAH SubhanA which island there was no season and no time in which Allah Allah subhanho wa Taala had the Messenger of Allah engaging with him in reading of the Quran recitation of the Quran, engagement of the Quran, then he's still alive
while he was sitting them did in this blessed month. And it is as if fasting is a way to silence that which is happening to us externally, to give our soul and our nerves the opportunity to appropriately engage with the words of Allah subhanaw taala we silence the body to listen to what the soul needs, and there is nothing that the soul is in need more of than the guidance of Allah subhanho wa Taala and the Quran, their brothers and sisters is exactly that guidance, Allah subhanaw taala describes the Quran as a Hooda as a guiding light. In other places Allah subhanaw taala describes the Quran as a Shiva a way of healing. So what we're doing today is spending some time
engaging with the Quran, this book of Allah subhanaw taala that has a history of transforming and beautifying and blessing, every single thing that it touches, every Zemon that it touches, every time that it touches every place that it touches every person that it touches, every experience that it touches. The Quran has a legacy of transformation, the Quran has a legacy of rejuvenation and so Allah has transformed us in the Quran in the handle Purana Yahad de Lille let's see here, that this Quran, guys to the very best this portal and guides to the best version of ourselves, the best versions of our communities, the best versions of our homes when we think about you know, finding
healing in this blessing month of Ramadan that healing so much of their brothers and sisters is found within the Quran. So I just wanted us to begin by thanking Allah subhanaw taala for this blessing and a reminder as we're kind of in that middle of Ramadan low for many of us, and we asked lots of content to help us through that to you know, kind of rub
I have that energy and that excitement through engagement with the Quran. And so just as there was curiosity from the sister and many of us surrounding this verse, I too had a lot of curiosity surrounding this idea of the resurrected man and the resurrected people. And and I had to really spend some time looking into this verse And so I'll read the verse and I'm Tara Isla de una hora human dare him Welcome Oh do from the head on one mouth, for all Allahu Allahu to some that I hear from in Allahu Allahu from the Nile and nurse when I can excellent nursing school rune. This is
243 from sootel Dakota, when Allah subhanaw taala tells us of a group of people who were in the 1000s and they flee from their homes have our mouths out of fear of death for call Allahu Allah who moved to and Allah subhanaw taala that said to them die some year from then Allah subhanaw taala gave them life again, in Allah Allah do phenomenal and Ness. Indeed Allah has power to Allah shows real favor to people, but most of them when I can axon nasty layers, so much of this verse to unpack and spend time with and I'll begin with the very beginning. Lm Terra Elan lady in the Harajuku Allah subhanaw taala is speaking to the Prophet alayhi salatu salam and this is one of the most, you know,
kind of incredible things that happen in the Quran. As we witness we are firsthand witnesses of so many dialogues that happen we hear of the dialogue between Medea Miley has said, and Allah subhanaw taala or and the angel Jibreel. We hear the dialogue between Musa alayhis salam and Allah subhanaw taala we hear the dialogue between Ibrahim alayhi salam and his father, we hear so many dialogues within the Quran. And oftentimes we find variations of those dialogues. And the beautiful thing about those variations is that instead of even having Musa alayhis salam, speak on behalf of Musa and we think to ourselves, no one can speak on behalf of Musa better than Musa alayhis salam can
speak on behalf of Musa and yet one of the scholars he says the only one that can speak on behalf of Musa better than Musa is the Lord of Musa and so why do we have these dialogues and the stories taking place within the Quran, we find you know, such richness and such depth and so many layers and dimensions of benefits. Because Allah subhanaw taala is the one narrating to us these very stories and Allah Subhana Allah is the one drawing out for us these very dialogues and so Allah subhanaw taala in this verse is having a dialogue with Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and he says, I'm Tara era Latina. Harajuku, have you not seen those who left their homes in the 1000s? Right? And
so Allah Subhana Allah is saying this to the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and this is talking about a people that came before the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and so one of the scholars he pauses here and he talks about the weight of LM tunnel, right what do you hear in the Quran and until okay for ferula book, I then said okay, for filing of Bucha vs Haberfield, Allah subhanaw taala is telling us Have you not seen about things that we have not seen with the naked eye. And yet Allah subhanaw taala is equating knowing and having knowledge from Allah subhanaw taala was actually having seen with our naked eye with our physical art, as this that which
we see with our hearts is more valuable with than that which we see with our eyes. And that that which we are able to believe of Eman is more important than that, which we just literally see physically in front of us. And so this actual surah and this particular verse, have an emphasis on going beyond the material beyond the physicalities and seeing the literal and this particular idea of needing to see everything, physically is a particular struggle that the children of Israel face, right they asked for the coming down of mat II that Tamina summer they asked for the coming down of provisions from Allah subhanaw taala. And then we know that Allah has provided provided and we know
that Allah has tried to either gave many physical, you know, kind of responses to their demands of wanting to see Allah subhanaw taala of wanting to witness the proof of Allah Allah subhanaw taala and Allah subhanaw taala in this verse invites the believing men and woman, the Muslims, and the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa salaam to reconsider through which lens we see. Do we see only
Through the physical eye, because in reality, it's not what we see with the physical eye that matters alone. It's not only that which we hear with our ears that matters is that which we're able to see and hear with the hearts and Allah has translated describes that there will be a group of people that that they have, you know, eyes love our unit, you will soon be one of them. Now, yes maroon and we heard that there are a group of people that have eyes but do not see what's that and have ears but you're not here with them. And that Allah subhanaw taala describes that they have hearts that they do not ponder or reflect or process with an Allah subhanaw taala describes these
people as more lost than animals or are less aware, perhaps, than even animals. So at the beginning of this verse were asked, have we not seen and and the Prophet itself was salam, and specific, as being told Have you not seen in the wild? This is a figure of speech that is talking about have you not considered in reality, it's talking about considering because of what we're able to see with our hearts through our connection with Allah subhanaw taala. So have you not seen on Muhammad Allah wa salam Have you not considered those that are like in a solid human era, and those that lost their homes were home aloof, and they are in the 1000s, and they are in the 1000s. And in fact, we'll move
is a higher level of Gemini than Allah. Allah is a type of Gemini that means the 1000s. And aloof is a higher level, indicating that this was a massive group of individuals that left well homes that left their homes, or were driven out of their homes will homophone Halliwell mouth, and they were in the 1000s, had almost out of fear of death. And so looking in the commentary, there are a multitude of possibilities that are given by the scholars of Tafseer. And reference to
the predicament was of these people that drove them out of their homes or had them leaving their homes. And so one of the ones that really stuck out to me and resonated with me was that this is a group of people from the children of Israel, that lived in a time when there was a plague and many of us Subhanallah, we know very well, what it was like to live through the pandemic. And we know what it was like Subhan, Allah to deal with the challenges of having to worry about our wellness and the wellness of our loved ones, and having to isolate and quarantine and COVID tests and vaccines, and so on, and so forth. And so one of the statements of the scholars have tested is that this is
relevant to a group of people from the children of Israel, who are afflicted with a rune or a plague of sorts. And this community that was afflicted with a plague, there were two responses to that plate. One was to remain in their homes, and the other was a group of folks that left. And so this group of people that left, they left for quite some time, and the plague really hit that community. And many of the people from that community became sick, and many even passed away and some remains. And then this group of people that left, they left, and after some time, they realize that the plague, you know, had passed. And so they returned to their very community, they returned to their
town or to their village, and they found that few had survived and live. And so those that had survived and lived, they said it, you know, if we were ever to be afflicted with a plague, again, we would leave, just like those that had left, you know, went away and were able to survive the plague, we would leave as well because clearly, it is through their leaving, that they were able to be protected from this plague. And so, another plague came sometime after that, and all of these people left following this, this understanding or their perspective, that through them leaving and because of their leaving alone, that they will be protected from the plague in a way that dismissed that it
was Allahu subhanho wa Taala that that was the one that protects and saves from the plague. And so considering that they left in the 1000s, with full belief that simply by them leaving this place that they were saving themselves from that as soon as they left and they retreated to another place. Allah subhanho wa Taala you know commanded that they die he says machu And subhanAllah even one of the scholars have said he he says that many commands are given, but the commands of Allah has promised to Ireland are given and that which he is capable of. So Penwith Ireland and Allah has tournaments I wanted to give a Edinburgh or a lesson and a point of reflection for us.
for them and for all of humanity, till the end of time in Anna Maru, who either are the CHE and Annie afford that or who confer the nature of who Allah subhanaw taala is, is such that in my own little who if Allah subhanaw taala wills and commands and decrees, as Buddha who couldn't find that if he command something he says Be and it will be and in fact, one of the scholars, he said something incredible, he says,
In the statement, I Fouda, who couldn't it's that Allah subhanaw taala says to it, Be and it will be Allah subhanaw taala is saying to be and as it is already there, so simply by Allah subhanaw taala, wanting something to take place, wanting something to happen, it will already come to be even before the calf and the noon, even before it is said simply by Allah Subhana Allah is it order, Allah's Will Allah's decree, Allah subhanaw taala is once it happens, because as Buddha Allah who couldn't have a straight Allah says, it be as if it has already come to exist. So what Allah Subhana Allah wants to happen and wills to happen and decrease to happen, will come to happen, you know, by the
will and the ones of Allah subhanaw taala alone. And this is a testament to the greatness and the minds and the power and the majesty of Allah, Allah subhanahu wa taala. And so these people died. And there are, you know, many statements of the scholars of trustees talking about different variations of how long they were in the status for some talk about them being in the status for eight days, for them being in the 1000s for them, not even being able to be buried, that this group of people were a reminder for everyone else that was alive at that point, and even for themselves after they were resurrected. And for all of us today, the Allahu SubhanaHu wa Tada is the most
submissive Allah subhanaw taala is the one who wills Allah Subhana Allah is the One who decrees Allah has come to Allah is the one who causes and has things happen.
And so when we think about this very, you know, kind of incident that happened, it's important for us to pause and recognize that Allah subhanaw taala loves to see us having a suitable ASVAB taking preventative measures, wearing the seatbelt quarantining when we need to isolating, being safe, not being reckless and jeopardizing our own wellness and the wellness of those around us. But in fact, the issue there is not in the fact that they were thinking that, that these were preventative measures, but by actually believing that the reason I am safe is because of the seatbelt, or the reason that I am protected from COVID is because of my quarantine, or the reason that I am blessed
with you know this wealth or with this children are prevented from the is because of XYZ. When we know very well, their brothers and sisters, that where we are and who we are. And what we have is from Allah Allah subhanho wa Taala and that's why one of the famous poets he says, putting it probably with perfect we are good weather, yeah Sheffield as far as human effect on the model, we measure our roof your garden, I just knew not to be man Africa, just a reminder of the blessings that there are many doctors who give treatments and the healing is not found and many are sick and are cured after Medicine says that they will no longer be cured and many people are you know, feel
that they will never have children and Allah grants them children and many people think that it will be easier for them to attain wealth. And Allah Who supplements Allah gives them wealth differently, or at a different time. And so the wealth is not because of our work, the safety is not because of our roofs, the you know, the circumstances that in the world we're in is not because of the systems that Allah has put in place, but because of the owner and the sustainer and the designer of the of the systems and that is Allah, Allah subhanahu wa taala. And so, we see that Allah has chosen to highlight took their life as a gift from us, Allah subhanaw taala said to them die, and they die.
The father in law who moved to Santa Clara home, then Allah Allah subhanho wa Taala resurrected them again brought them back to life in the Allahu fundamentalists and Allah subhanaw taala brought them back to life as a Ebara for all of us as a reminder of Allah Plotinus ability and everything around us. That Allah subhanaw taala does of the changing of circumstances. Subhana movierulz. Ashleigh, right, all of these changing of circumstances it's as if Allah has given life we go through the winters of Canada the winters of New York, the winters of Chicago, we see the changing of the seasons.
We see that some are coming. We see the plants coming back to life, we see an animal, give life to another animal by the will of Allah and then it passing away and we see the same with humans. And so this is, you know, ALLAH SubhanA, Allah is
Allah Subhana Allah is the giver of life. And this is a reminder constantly, that all life is rooted in Allah, Allah subhanahu wa taala. And so, you know, some that actually are from Allah subhanaw taala gives them life. And this is not that easy. This is not far, this is not difficult for Allah to Allah. This is not something that is outside of the norm of what Allah subhanaw taala does each and every single day when the believer wakes up in the morning when you woke up today, or this afternoon. If you take that Ramadan snooze, one of the first statements that we say is Alhamdulillah, Allah, the ASHA and bandana, and Matt and I all praise and things is due to Allah
subhanaw taala, the one who gave us life after having taken it from from from us, after Allah subhanaw taala took it from us. And even when we go to sleep, one of the drives that's narrated authentically of the Prophet, so to set up is Oh, Allah is trying to highlight, you are going to take my soul as I sleep, and if you wish to give it back to me, then you will give it back to me and none can give me back life except you. And so this is, you know, what Allah has translated them with these people, he took their life, and then he gave it back to them. One of the other, you know, kind of variations is in the Allahu La Zoo.
You know, in reference to this, you know, taking of life of these people, is that these people were commanded by the prophet at that time to go and to fight, you know, the oppressors at that time. And their response was that you don't, we're not going to go out of fear of death and there's no sickness at this time and they are stronger than us and they are more than us. And Allah subhanaw taala. Again, you know, even if they these were the details of the story while these narrations, some of them are weak, Allah subhanaw taala is showing them that life and death is from Allah subhanho wa taala. Well, in Mel Moulton Lolita for Runa Minwoo, for inner Homolka in another verse
in the Quran, Allah Subhana Allah says stay on Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that indeed this death that you are fleeing from, that you are running, running away from, in whom would athlete come, that it will meet you that it will come to you that you will be at this, you know,
that at this point or at this crossroad of leaving this world, and so and so even if there was the situation, you know, it would still be in the hands of Allah has to Allah regardless of the state of the enemy, regardless of the strike. We know what happened in the Battle of bedded we know what happened in the Battle of the Trench. We know what's happened to the history of Muslims and Islam, of this, you know, tremendous victory that Allah has to Allah gives to whomever he was, who wills and this is Allah to Allah, giving life and distributing it, the ways that Allah Allah Subhana Allah to Allah wills and the way that he's depend with Allah does. And then Allah has turned to Allah
continues and he says, in Allah, Allah do phenomenal and nurse, Allah Subhana Allah shows real favor to people. And in fact, one of the scholars who commented on this, and he says the beautiful thing about public is fondling is the Ziad. It's the extra in the Lucha Libre phenomenon and that's ALLAH SubhanA. Allah has went above and beyond for us, Allah has pointed to either goes and gives beyond,
you know, in this world and in the hereafter in Allah, Allah LUFA not in us is an indication of the favours of Allah has to Allah, which are immeasurable in nature that are a constant in nature. And in fact, one of the scholars he commented on this, and he says it is a reminder that oftentimes that which we are running away from might be a NEMA from Allah subhanho wa taala. And that which we may be running away or running to, might be something that is negative in our journey to Allah subhanho wa taala. And so the father of Allah, the blessings of Allah, come in all shapes and sizes, the blessings of Allah is something sometimes in Allah giving, sometimes the blessings of Allah is in
Allah Subhana Allah taken, sometimes the blessing of Allah is in love some penalty I like giving like, sometimes the blessing of Allah is in Allah subhanaw taala you know, taking life and so in Allah, Allah do fugly Nyla ness is a reminder that everything that Allah subhanaw taala is played for the believer, right I jump in the movement in Morocco, good luck with everything that Allah subhanaw taala does, is out of love, everything that I was trying to hide that does is out of mercy. And so when we say that Allah Subhana Allah is mercy encompasses everything that means no action of Allah, no will of Allah
Oh, no decree of Allah Allah subhanho wa Taala is except a mercy from Allah has to either and from the formula of Allah has to Allah in each of our lives and in each of the lives of the creation, believers and non believers, humans and men and women and jinn and animals like there is the father of Allah subhanaw taala in Allahu Allahu frogmen Island nurse, and the test of the believer is to witness the fullness of Allah subhanho wa Taala that less prone to Allah is the giver of life that Allah spent Allah is the sustainer of life, that Allah subhanaw taala is the provider in every single moment of life. And so recognizing the givens of Allah subhanaw taala recognizing the actions
of Allah subhanaw taala you know, sometimes and we were talking about this and one of the co authors in the masjid, sometimes we want, we, we feel that, that when Allah subhanaw taala you know, shakes things in our lives when Allah is trying to either take something or delay something, that that is when we automatically feel our neediness of Allah subhanaw taala and our dependency on Allah subhanaw taala. When in reality, one of the scholars he said something incredible, he says, the world will knit and he says that the continuity of Allah's blessings, the continuity and the stability of everything that was translated does is just as much a indication of the majesty and the
greatness of Allah. As when Allah supplements Allah takes something. So when we are in the health, the fact that we are in the house for 50 days in a row, and then we are in sickness for three days in a row. Sometimes when we're in sickness, we're like, oh my gosh, I really need Allah subhanaw taala but really, Allah Subhana Allah providing us 50 days of health is a tremendous reminder of the fullness of Allah subhanaw taala and the doings of we were not alive in those 60 days, because of ourselves, we were alive those 50 days, because of Allah subhanaw taala and his care for us and his sustaining of the blessings that He has given us. This is the nature of what Allah Allah subhana wa
Taala does. And so one of the scholars he continued in this and he says, commenting on this, he says one of the outcomes of recognizing the folder of Allah subhanaw taala is that one of the outcomes of recognizing the father of Allah Tala is is, is that it leads us back to depending on Allah for any followed by knowing that everything is sourced in Allah, all of our knowledge is sourced in Allah, all of our provisions are sourced in Allah, all of our relationships is sourced and Allah Allah subhanaw taala, then we will know who to turn back to. And here we are, in the blessed days of Ramadan in the blessing, you know, hours of fasting. And here we are in a time when we know that
Allah subhanaw taala honors the DUA and answers that in a very unique and special way that we are given the chance to really show our neediness with Allah who is closer to Allah, recognizing that every father that we have, every giving that we have, every experience of love that we have from our family and our loved ones, everything that we have is from Allah, Allah subhanho wa taala, the giver of life and the taker of life in Allah, Allah Newfoundland, Allah Ness. And so to turn back to Allah Who Subhan Allah to Allah, the giver of life and the taker of life, to be the source of all life. And so, then Allah has come to Allah continues and he says, What I cannot accept a nasty lie as
Quran. But but but most of them are ungrateful most people are in a state of ingratitude. And this ingratitude is, you know, very much connected with being in the state of heedlessness, we are ungrateful to Allah Allah subhanaw taala because we are heedless of what he's done for us. We are ungrateful, or we may be ungrateful to Allah has promised to Allah, because we are caught up through heedlessness in our worldly life and our worldly commitments and our pursuits of worldly pleasures and all of these different things. And yet, the issue is not with pursuing those things alone, but to allow those things to be a distraction from Allah who's dependent to Allah when that can that
external nasty lie? Yes, couldn't but most people are ungrateful. And so one of the reminders of the scholars here is that they say that Schuco you know, you know, necessitates a response of action. And so, recognizing that Allah has pointed to Allah is the giver of life, and every moment of life is gifted to us by Allah subhanho wa taala. We respond through a an appropriate gratefulness that is manifested through actions each and every single day one of the scholars I believe it was an Imam Hassan Abbas Allah. He says every single day
It the believer wakes up that all of his limbs say to him, oh believing women and men are believing person. How will you use this Amana of this body of these limbs to obey and worship and serve Allah subhanho wa taala. And so sugar as a reminder of the blessing of life of Allah subhanaw taala being the giver of life, as manifested with our hands, it's manifested with our feet, it's manifested with our eyes, it manifested with our ears, and every part of us can display a gratitude to Allah Who Subhana who was to Allah. And I'm reminded Subhanallah of the verse in the Quran, when Allah Allah subhanho wa Taala says, well lo hoo. Raja member dunya automatic lifestyle I'm gonna say Allah
subhanho wa Taala you know, allowed us to exit the wombs of our mothers and we are supposed to pantalla to preserve our mothers were still with us, and to have mercy on all of our mothers that have passed away and to unite us with our mothers and our fathers and our loved ones in Jannah. But Allah subhanaw taala says that he allowed us to leave the wombs of our mothers lurch, Allah Munna, che and not knowing anything, not aware of anything, not even knowing how to drink from our mothers, not even knowing you know where we are and what we are tasked with right. And yet Subhanallah through our lives, part of the focus of Allah part of the greatness or the virtue of Allah or the
generosity, and the kindness of Allah subhanaw taala to us is that we began to know, we began to know who we are, we began to know who our families and loved ones are, we began to know how the world works. And one of the scholars he commented on this, he says, everything that Allah subhanaw taala gifted us of knowledge was meant to be a means of knowing Allah subhanaw taala. And this means of knowing that Allah subhanaw taala was meant to guide us to worshiping and thanking Allah subhanho wa taala. And so there is this, understanding that by living here, by existing in this world, it is, you know, the natural inclination that we begin to know Allah subhanaw taala the fitrah leads us to
Allah, Allah subhanaw taala everything of creation, everything within us and around us and distant from us. Everything tells us that there is Allah subhanaw taala and that we are in need of Allah, Allah subhanho wa taala. And so, in reality, all of this ought to lead us to servitude and obedience to Allah subhanaw taala. And of course, this obedience to Allah subhanaw taala leads us to a gratitude of the blessings of Allah subhanho wa Taala in our lives without killing that external nasty lash guru, and most people are ungrateful, and when the scholars talk about in gratitude, or a lack of gratitude, they oftentimes say that this ingratitude that we feel is a result of a lack of
acknowledgement or recognition of the givings of Allahu subhanho wa taala. And so I'm reminded of a statement that I often refer to, as I believe it was a man of no clicking and dragging the hula hoop to Allah, in which he says, if you think that, and I'm paraphrasing here, if you think that a man that is in the middle of the ocean, in the middle of the storm, in the middle of a night, clinging on to a plank of wood, saying, Ya Allah, Ya Allah, saying, Oh Allah, Oh Allah, turning and clinging on, you know, turning to Allah subhanaw taala for dear life, in the middle of a storm in the middle of a night, you know, in the middle of the ocean, clinging for dear life, calling Ya Allah, Allah,
Allah. If you think that this individual needs Allah more than you and I need Allah, then you don't know yourself and you don't know Allah subhanho wa taala. And so this statement is something that I really revisit when we begin when I find myself beginning to feel a sense of self dependency or a reliance on our actions to be what gives us well through our actions to be what gives us safety or our actions to be what gives us love, when in reality, every moment of safety, every moment of wealth, every moment of health, every moment of blessing, every moment of having a job, every moment of having a child, every moment of having a parent is a moment, gifted to us by Allah subhanaw taala
manifesting itself through the blessings of Allah has applied to Allah and so the response of the believers is gratitude to Allah has close to Allah and the Prophet alayhi wa sallam used to say, loving my land mostly is an ally of Allah. We cannot thank you enough and we will never be able to thank you enough. And so it's just a reminder of what it looks like for us to be attempting to show gratitude, recognizing that we will never be able to appropriately show the gratitude
With the Allahu Allah subhanho wa Taala deserves. And that's why one of the statements of the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, as Allahu mela can handle a sugar, coma yum Bellini geologic Robin sulphonic Oh Allah, we thank you and we praise you, and we glorify You in a way that is befitting of you, knowing that only you have Allah subhanaw taala can do such a thing and on the Day of Judgment, when all of humanity is searching for safety, right, a safety that on that day is very clear, can only be given from Allah, those that depended on their wealth. You know, in the end, you know, we talked about these people, retreating, you know, thinking that they're retreating is
what saves them from, from, from, from sickness or from death,
that on that day of judgment, it is clear in the clearest of ways, that, that that is, that is only from Allah, Allah subhanaw taala that that safety can be given and that refuge and salvation can be prevented. And subhanAllah. On that day, everyone says, Yeah, Allah. And on that day, everyone says a lot better. And on that day, everyone will be searching for the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and on that day, one of the things that opens up to the bat that opens up the door, Allah subhanaw taala has infinite mercy that is granted to us, and the opening of the door of the intercession of the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu. I didn't send them on that day, is that the Prophet
and so it was salam, after all of humanity goes from profit to profit, seeking an intercessor and every prophet of Allah and messenger of Allah says, Allah, let's do that. Let's do that. Have the I Am, this is not for me. This is not for me. And everyone is saying nasty, nasty. The Prophet I thought was Selim says Allah, this is for me this idea of asking Allah Allah subhanaw taala to begin the day of judgment, and this moment of earning the intercession of the Prophet alayhi salatu salam for the Ummah, Muhammad Sallallahu ala he was sending them, the prophet is not to sit down, he goes and he falls into Sajida in front of in front of the Throne of Allah whose truth Allah and he
remains in the state and the Prophet is supposed to them comments on this moment. And he says the illustrator Allah yesterday he will Muhammad Allah subhanaw taala allows it to be that the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa Salaam is able to praise and be grateful to Allah subhanaw taala and express gratitude and thanks to Allah in a way that he still Allah or your Salam had never done before. And because of that praise and gratitude to Allah strutture Allah, Allah subhanaw taala tells the Prophet alayhi salat wa salam, in front of all of humanity in the file set is a taco Ishfaq to shefa O Muhammad asked and you will be given some Allahu alayhi wa sallam, raise your head, Ask and you
will be given, intercede and your intercession will be granted for them. This is a reminder that by being a people of gratitude will be granted a level of openness and goodness of play lots of blessings from Allah subhanaw taala that are unique to those who are grateful to Allah, Allah subhanaw taala and that by living a life, knowing that everything is rooted in Allah, that it becomes easier to be grateful to Allah Subhana Allah and without doubt this gratefulness to Allah Allah subhanho wa Taala grants us the ability to then be obedient servants of Allah subhanaw taala We ask Allah has profanity makers from those who are grateful to him by night and by day, we ask
Allah who is prone to Allah forgive us to forgive us for being in a state of heedlessness, we ask Allah who is trying to highlight that this be a month in which we renew our gratitude to Allah subhanaw taala We beg of Allah subhanho wa Taala that this will be a month in which we're able to remember and remind ourselves and conditioned ourselves, that every moment of life is from Allah, and every moment of death is from Allah subhanho wa Taala We ask Allah Subhana Allah to return us to him when he is pleased with us. And that that the the best of our days, the day that we returned to Allah, Allah subhanaw taala and Allah Subhana Allah knows best head of Allah Who are some of Allah
who spend a lot of time in the wild early he was talking here I mean, what does that mean love one
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actually, there is so much going on for the month. I know humbleth Theresa has just shared or Ibrahim has just shared the link to the Padlet going on. We're trying to collate as many of the gems and many of the learning points from these series as possible. But there's also a lot happening across among groups YouTube with the Meriam series and across the amount of kind of world in terms of some of the free content that we have available. So what I'm going to do is I'm going to collate all of that into a message. And shall we'll share that there on the telegram group and maybe hearing the message here too, so that you guys can kind of have a snapshot of every single thing, Ramadan
focus that Mr. Graham is doing and try to share that and benefit as many people as possible from it. We had an amazing session at the Grand Challenge earlier today. If you want to hear him I was I'm embarrassed me and make me recites when I'm not ready and humbly like to get to hear a lot of the other community members for the Grand Challenge. Students as well recite and get to kind of practice theory citation enjoy every single letter, every single word, make sure that you head over to her and talent dot sorry, on revolution.com/challenge In sha Allah and it's already being recorded. There's already three sessions sessions that we've completed in seven sessions that we have left to
go for the middle 10 days of Ramadan. Now, for once, I just want the record to state just that it's always early for these sessions like embarrassingly early Oh, he got it he got here he's gonna roast him just now but he just got and just in the nick of time, I was gonna say these two minutes, you don't get back shift I said I'm wanting and when the last shift said to steam. How are you doing today? You got it came in just at the nick of time. I hope that you're well and let me just add you to the screen. So I'll make a shift or you want to go over to Kathy, I was here I was watching Oh, where are you? Are we I have you know, she said when it hits the 30 minute mark. I started searching
for you in participants. I'm ready I know the second you come into the session that because I don't I don't want to be that I don't want to be you know, don't own you hours and hours and hours of time for the rest of them when I'm watching. I'm watching a YouTube ahead of time. Oh, shoot.
Oh, shoot. Okay. All right. And it's recorded too. So it's I can't get too heavy with my roasting. All right, shake. We are at day number 13 racing towards a 15 watt vs are we covering for today's Chronicle? Let me shut up post the link in the chat. So people could just click on that and show Allah. Also just a side point, chef. I know these sessions were inspired by your Quranic vibes class that we had listed last night even when I don't even know him anymore, which which year we finished it I think we had all of our sessions last year if I'm not mistaken where we did a global tour on my virtual
I don't know if Bernie has told you yet but there's been a lot of discussion because everyone keeps asking for Quranic lives to come back. So I don't know I don't know if you had this conversation or whatnot. But you know, we're looking here at HQ trying to bring Quranic vibes back just just just for a week.
We'll see. I had no idea. Okay in sha Allah insha Allah that's a surprise to you then in sha Allah we will keep will start bugging you and we'll see inshallah if we can bring it back at least for a mini appearance. It definitely can't be really like retired yet as of course there's so much benefit of Halal that's come from it and from the style of reflection that we've started doing since and the community that's come up out of this so I'm looking forward hopefully to seeing Quranic vibes make a comeback. But let's for today jump into our Quranic reflection session. I think the link has been dropped. So this is the master. Exactly. Mr. Al hamdu lillah wa salatu salam ala Rasulillah, who on
early he will be here on my water. A lot on Mala alemana in Maryland Tana in Nikka Anta Darlene will Hakeem. Allama eliminate mine pharaoh now and find me Martin Lampton I was in our email. Yeah, but I mean Allahumma I think that hacker hackers
are involved in belting out what has happened
He never said I want econ what happened to law he would occur to to everyone it's good to be here on the left for the day of Quran reflections are on reflect whatever name we're going with reflecting on the Quran 100 nap. Today we are in just number 1414 section of the Quran, which is made up of two sorrows, sort of the hijab and so that a Nahan and honestly, I had a really, really tough time picking an eye or a few eyes for today, especially so it's one of my favorite sources. There's just so much there's so much that I wanted to share some things that I want to reflect, reflect on. But in the end, I my deciding factor was what do I think would be of the most benefit and the most
relevance and so I picked this verse, which is verse number 24. From sort of a novel, then I put the link in the chat and somebody could repost that that'd be good. You can click on that. I would like for someone to recite it for us in sha Allah, I'm gonna leave that to sister help. So to pick someone in sha Allah.
Alrighty, let's see, I see a couple of hands. You know, there has been someone who I did promise to recite for a couple of days now and we I don't see your hand just yet, but I know she's in the session. So yes, Zeno's pointed out as well and hamdulillah Nemo I see your hand now let's get sister Nemo on camera and reciting for today's verses
already we see you anyway, we can't hear you just yet. So let's just make sure that you have your audio connected and this and that
nothing so far.
Give it a couple more seconds and just make sure that you have the right audio device selected in your zoom settings.
Yes, that's correct. By the way, someone's asking 2425 I think I said 24 and I pasted 25 It's 25 My apologies my apologies 25 So the link that I pasted is correct which sounds like a lie
alrighty already just for the sake of time a new moment even will give you a second inshallah to correct correct your audio for now. And then we might hear from you later in the session but right now is there anyone else available who can Oh, I already have hands nevermind. Let's hear from Lena from Riyadh. Lena go ahead and recite for us something that
okay, I heard the bIllahi min ash shaytani machines Lucha Mannerheim they are the Milou those
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percentages like luck here may Allah reward you. May Allah bless you and your family and grant to the best of this life in the afterlife Allah whom I mean wonderfully done 100 in that. So yes, this is the verse verse number 25 in which Allah has Panama data says I would have been lucky to ship either Jean yummy Zara home Kameelah, Yamaha piano, let them carry or bear their burdens in full on the Day of Resurrection woman I was at in Medina, you play Luna on the radio, and also let them also carry or bear the burdens of those whom they misled without knowledge on us, am I as your own evil indeed is what they bear what they carry. Now, I do want to reference the idea before this because
it is a continuation of that. And the message really becomes clarified when we look at the previous verse, which is 24 in which Allah Subhan Allah Allah says, What either Phila home mother, or mother, Angela bukem, that if it is said to them, what has your Lord revealed? Or what has your Lord send down call a cellphone when they are just ancient stories on ancient fables. This is not something which is new, basically, this is basically their, their what they're accusing the prophets that I sent them regarding the Quran with accusing them of is that, you know, he basically heard these old stories and he's basically retelling these stories, right. This is and obviously, you know, we know
that they tried to discredit the process, send them the message of Islam and the Quran, and in different ways. One of them was to say, a Salcedo winning, right? They're just old stories, basically, nothing is this is not there's nothing there's not you haven't brought anything, basically nothing new here. And so how a lot you know, what's very interesting about this Shobha, or this doubt, is that today, there are people who say the very same thing, right? They will, they will accuse the prophets I said to them, and they'll accuse the Quran or what is found in the Quran they'll say, you know, the Prophet, or they won't say Prophet, they'll say Mohammed Salim is
basically telling stories that he had
heard before, right? And there's nothing new here. And, and obviously we know that any, any commonality that is between the Quran and the previous scriptures is there on purpose because the Allah sent the previous scriptures and Allah is the one who's sending the Quran as well. And the Quran came to affirm that which is good in what is left over from the previous books and to negate that, that which was altered and changed. And so obviously, yes, so when they say like, oh, this is what is this what's in the Bible? We say, Yeah, we know, right? Because it's this, it's this supposed to be the same message, except that we believe that those books have been changed and
altered and so on, so forth. So the Quran is like a course correction. Right? And the difference between the Quran and the previous books is that the Quran in unison Ludvika in the whole happy wound that we have, certainly we have sent down this remembrance mean the Quran, and we will protect it or preserve it. And so, that is a difference that this book will be preserved. Anyhow, so this is what the as mentioned in the previous verse, either predella Hamada and Zara Bukom. If it is said to them, what is your Lord revealed? They say a selfless a willing. Now what they're doing here is they're saying something about the Quran. That is not true. And they are making this claim. Now,
when they make this claim, they're not just it's not something they may believe themselves or hold true to be themselves. This is something that they would tell other people so if someone will be inclined towards Islam or whatever, they'd say, no, no, don't believe this. You know, this is just this is just old stories or old fables and whatever it may be. And so then in response to that, Allah who was penalized to Allah says, denote our verse for today. Verse number 25. Yeah, me too. I was out on camera on the piano, let them bear their burdens in full on the Day of Resurrection, meaning they are responsible now for their sins. Right? Here's the guidance, you left the guidance,
you want to go against the guidance and so on so forth, you're responsible, right? This is a decision you we've we've spoken about freewill in previous sessions, you have freewill, this is your decision now. But you have to carry the burden of your sins, the burden of
you know, the weight of your sins, basically, is what is meant here, and then allows you to add to add adds to that. Well, I mean, I was that in Medina, Yulin, Luna home behavior, and also not only will you carry the burden of your own sins, but rather the burden of the sins of those whom you misled. And that is the message here, right, the burden of those whom they misled behavior, without knowledge, right? So they were speaking without knowledge, and therefore people were misled. Some of our scholars have said we're men I was out in the arena, you'll be Luna will be reading from their burden me not completely. But some of the burden of their sins will be upon these people as as well.
I'll assert on my as your own and evil indeed, as well, that which they will bear. Now, this is them, right. And we've been talking always, since the first day of our Quran reflect about personalizing the message. And so now if we begin to personalize this message for ourselves, for what's happening today, even looking within the Muslim community, looking within the Muslim ummah,
we can see very clearly that there are those, even those who are Muslim, who speak about Allah who's Panhellenic, Allah, they speak about the Quran, they speak about
our faith without knowledge. And not only do they speak about it, or I need not only do they believe certain things without knowledge without understanding, they will propagate these things, and they will encourage others to believe this. And without a doubt, they're following the same path that has been mentioned here in this verse, right, that people who mislead others without knowledge, they have a Subhanallah a burden to carry, right? They not only are they you know, let's say I believe something which is wrong, and I did not access the guidance and so on so forth. I'm responsible for myself now, right. But also, if I propagates that, put this, you know, in our context, I put this
online, right, make YouTube videos or this or that or whatever, or you know, or mentioned tick tock in the in the chat. You know, tick tock tick tock scholars, I don't know if we have tick tock, I don't I don't know much about what's going on. Tick tock. And I'm just gonna say this. People have been chipping away at me slowly to get on tick tock, everyday, someone who brings me a new argument about why should be on tick tock.
It's starting to work a little bit, I have to say, I'm not ready to be on tick tock right. And I'm just gonna say that right.
But but, you know, I'm beginning to see whatever I don't want to get to that right now. This is a put that aside, anyway. I don't know. I don't my point is I don't know what's going on. Are there tic tac scholars or not? I don't know. Right. And by the way, if I were to get on tick tock, one of my intentions were be would be to put in shallow data authentic and correct knowledge on tick tock. Allah on if that's, you know, good enough. I don't know. But anyway, I do know there are tick tock influencers, I know, their Instagram influencers, I know their YouTube influencers. I know a lot of those influencers because of their because because of them being Muslim
They may speak on a stomach matters. So, you know, example, this is someone who let's say, I don't know,
does jokes and skits or whatever on on you know, Instagram or YouTube or Tik Tok, right. And they happen to be Muslim and obviously, their the content is Islam related because they're listed, and if they're doing skits or whatever, now sooner or later, they're gonna have they're gonna get into something which is from Islamic knowledge, which is matters of the deen. And sooner or later, they may give their opinion on that. And if their opinion is not based upon knowledge if they don't have proper, and you know, I've spoken about this in the past, and my students know this. There's there's three things, three conditions that need to be fulfilled before we speak upon a matter, knowledge,
understanding and wisdom. So knowledge sometimes, you know, people have knowledge, meaning in terms they know something, they have the information, which is where people think, you know, in our time that people think because they have information they know enough, like they're good to go, they cannot propagate, or they can, you know, speak on a certain matter because they have information. Well, this is a this is especially a fitna in our times, because we have so much access to information, you can log online and you can get whatever information you want, right?
Watch website like sana.com in a beautiful website, may Allah reward the people who are running this website and in maintaining it's it's a wonderful website contains time bodies, and most of them could have a sit up found on it. You can literally search any Hadith you want, right? out of out of those books that are available on there, you can search and you can find the problem is that what you're getting is a text of the Hadith, you're not getting an explanation of it, you're not getting an understanding, like what you know, proper is just the text of the Hadith. It's like you you take out, you know, you take out
a Muslim, the book and you open it and you're like this hadith says, Now, you may know what the Hadith says and that is knowledge, that information. But the next is the next step is understanding. Do you understand what it is saying? Understanding is more than just translation? Because And subhanAllah even translation is a very, for me is is a is a questionable area, because especially when when I see someone speaking about an Islamic matter, and they reference the Quran or the Sunnah. And then they'll they give their proof. And their proof is not the Arabic it's it's a translation. And I'm like Zack, Allah said, I'm not really interested in what you have to say,
because you're relaxed. You don't if you don't even know what the Arabic is saying. And you're relying upon a translation, you're, you're automatically relying on someone else's understanding of what is being said, right. And so now you may take a word as an evidence, and it's like, well, if you don't know the Arabic language, you haven't studied Arabic, then you're, you're basically relying upon what someone else thinks the closest approximation of that word is because a translation will always be an approximation. It will never be the actual word itself, unless we learn the language, right? And so people rely upon, you know, translations. And it's like, is that
you know, an argument can be made. That's not even really knowledge. Because you don't truly know what this hadith says. You don't truly know what this is says. But let's just say even that it's a good translation. Even that is not proper understanding. Because an idea does not exist on its own. It exists. It doesn't exist in a vacuum. It exists in the Quran, do you have a complete understanding of the Quran? Hadith doesn't exist on its own. There's so much that surrounds the Hadith Number one, first and foremost the authenticity of the Hadith. Do you have the knowledge to tell whether this hadith is authentic or not, is an acceptable Hadith or not? That's just step
number one. Number two is what are the other Hadith that give meaning to this hadith? What are the other Hadith that clarify what is mentioned is heavy if you take one Hadith on its own, and you can make certain assumptions about it, even the Quran said, Had Allah and we talked about this, I don't remember which session we talked about people using the Quran for their own benefit. And they have a certain interpretation, they apply it to the Quran, right? They make the Quran basically say what they want to say, because they're only looking at that I understand, you know, what if you look at this verse, you know, whatever. And I actually give an example of this, and I don't want to get too,
too much of a tangent, but
in my class called trends, in which we talk about clothing and dress and culture, and so on and so forth. There's a whole section on hate debt, right? And, and I talked about the the evidences for hijab and so on so forth. I don't talk about the experience of hijab because I don't wear a hijab. I don't know what the experience is like, we actually have sisters come talk about their experience with the hijab, but in terms of a 50 ruling, the ruling of hijab mentioned the evidence is one of the one of the misconceptions about Hijab is and you may have heard this, someone says nowhere in the Quran doesn't say that women have to wear hijab, right? That hijab is folk. Well, if you're
looking at the word itself, hey, dub, it that's actually true. Nowhere in the Quran does the word hijab come along with the wording of it being followed or mandatory or required, it's on so forth. But the problem here
This is a person doesn't have understanding of what is meant by hijab. Right? Hijab has two different meanings, or actually more than two but two general means hijab, in our context today means the headscarf, right? You say hijab, anyone know the hijab means hijab in the Quran is simply meant as a barrier, right? A partition, that is what a job is meant. The Hijab that we know today, right? As in the headscarf is not referred to as hijab is referred to as someone said, it's in the comments, as Halima, right came out. So if you're looking for the hijab, the word of hijab, in context of a headscarf you won't really find it in the Quran, what you'll find is a female. So if
someone says nowhere in the Quran, does it say that female is for No, then you're wrong. Right? Female has mentioned hijab has mentioned a different in different as as a barrier, and so on, and so forth. So once again, this is the issue of did Bob write your pension? And that's a whole nother issue, right? Some people believe that gin dub is funneled is YG. And I'm not gonna get into that discussion right now. It's a fic discussion, you can take my class called trends, and when we talk about it, right. It's a whole nother discussion. But the point, the point here is that somebody can read the Quran and say, look, look, nowhere in the Quran does it say, yeah, just follow? Right?
Sure. Show me where it says that. And then boom, done. Well, you may have information but you don't have understanding, right? And so because of that lack of understanding, like you're, I'm sorry, but you're not qualified to speak on this matter. You're not qualified to say whether hijab is federal or not, it should be left to the people of knowledge. As Allah subhanaw taala says, First, the decree in quantum law, that law known as the people of knowledge, if you don't know, right, and that is our as laymen as laypeople, that is our responsibility. If we don't have correct knowledge, if we don't have proper understanding, we leave it to the people of knowledge. Why? Why do we leave it to
the people of knowledge because at that point, it becomes their burden. May Allah protect us, and at that point becomes there but they will have to answer to Allah. And this is why we have so many narrations of our scholars of the past and even have done that we still have scholars today that are like this. That would be very, very careful before speaking about the deen I always give the example of Imam Malik Malik Allahu Allah. There's so many narrations on him but one of the narrations that he says anytime someone would ask me a question, meaning regarding the deen, I would imagine myself standing between heaven and hell. Meaning if I give the wrong information, I can go to the hellfire.
And if I give the correct information, I can go to Subhan Allah.
Goats agenda, right? And meaning this is how serious this is. Imam Malik was known it was it was known that Imam Malik would have no problem with saying no, I don't know. Well, lo Adam, to the point where there's narration that much that people will get frustrated sometimes with Imam Malik, right like you're such a big scholar and you know, in America this time was the Imam of Medina is big scholar. Some people at his time would say there's no one more knowledgeable on the face of the earth today than Imam Malik. And so people come to my mind and it's a tiny mathematics I don't know if people get frustrated one time men kinematic Yeah, some some question mathematics. I don't know.
This person gets frustrated. He says, oh, man, it's just a small matter. Right? It's just a very slight issue. Like why is it such a big deal? In my mind, it got upset at this person. They said Haven't you heard along this panel? And to address it in said no. Luckily, I like a colon subpoena. We're sending down upon you a heavy weighty Word mean, this is a big responsibility. You want me to just speak on this matter? I can't do that. In another story.
Some people come to my medic from Shem. right all the way from like the, you know, in our time, that'd be the Jordan Palestine area. They come all the way from there. And I'm just going like this because it's north and Medina is in the south riser view. World Map. You're looking down. So they're coming down. They come all the way a lot. I don't know how long that journey took possibly months. They come to visit Imam Malik. They have a list of questions for him. You know, this is the issues we're dealing with in our community. Can you even ematic? Answer the question, some question? Don't answer. By the end of it. Maddox is only answered about half of the questions to half of them. He
said I don't know. Well, love Adam, Allah knows best. And you know, these people, they get frustrated. They said, Oh, you man, we've come all the way from Shem. He says So what he said we had come all the way we've come from, we have come from a people who said you are the most knowledgeable person what do we go back and tell them? You know, Maddox, go back and tell your people that Imam Malik said, I don't know. Right? Because that's the lesson here is that Imam is not is not just giving the information that he's teaching them how to say or the importance of saying I don't know, when you don't know when we don't know, right, this is this is this is how seriously the scholars of
the past they would they would
they would they would see this and they would see this knowledge right. It wasn't something that they would they would say lightly right. And so, so, this is this is this is what has been mentioned here. That woman was out in the real world when Luna homeopathy and and and you know, like I said you know today with social media and so on so forth.
Knowledge understanding and honestly those two on there
own would be pretty good, but there is a third condition which is wisdom and a lot of people fall short over there, right. So, a person may have knowledge and may have the information they may not have proper understanding of it, but they may not have wisdom, wisdom is knowing when to when to say something, putting something in its proper place, right that is what is wisdom, wisdom really is. So, you know, talking about Hijab for example, we go back to the hijab, people have talked about that, right. So, the hijab person made know the ruling of the hijab, they may know everything about and they've understood the issue of that sense of wisdom is to know when to tell someone you know
what, you should wear hijab, because wisdom from it is probably from someone's wisdom, they may look at someone and say, You know what, they have bigger issues right now. The Hijab, even the Salah, even the prayer, right, which is the pillar of our deen is the first thing we're going to question about on the Day of Judgment. But there's something that comes before the law. And that is the cutting man. Now, in the law, that is our iman, without human persons, we pray as many prayers as they want, it doesn't mean anything. And sometimes a person is struggling with their faith, and it is manifest on their salah. The reason why a person cannot pray is because they have a lack of faith
or they're struggling with their faith. They're having doubts or whatever it may be. And so it is from wisdom. Instead of nagging someone saying go Prego prego, Prego Prego pray that we try to rectify. We try to raise and strengthen the person's Eman because we know that once the Eman becomes firm, then the prayer will come into line. Right. And that's why it is from wisdom to know when to tell someone listen, you gotta go pray. Right. My son just turned seven. Right? It is from inch. I hope. So I hope it's from wisdom that I tell him go pray. Right? Why? Because at seven years old, yeah, I'm working on his email. And I'm teaching him the meanings of the prayer, and so on and so
forth. But the first set of said, command your children to pray, right? Because at that young age, you want to get them in the habit, right? It's about developing habits. And so yes, we obviously I do want to explain to him, and I try to explain to him the meaning of the prayer, and why we pray, and so on and so forth. But at that age, it's like, Yo, go pray, I'm praying, come pray with me, like, you've got to break why. And that's, once again, hopefully, it's from wisdom. But the wisdom here is that at that age, it's like, you got to get them in the habit. So that means in a certain time, a certain thing applies in a certain time, it doesn't apply. And that comes from wisdom. And
that's honestly a lot of what is lacking today as well. A person may say something correct, absolutely correct. But is it wise to be set right now? Or is it wise to be said to this person right now? You don't know what they're going through? Right? How many times have we seen people turned away from the masjid? And you know, I don't know. Depending on where you live. This may be different. But living in North America, I can tell you, there are people who come to the masjid just wanting to increase their faith, and they get turned away from the masjid because someone's like, Hey, you're, you're not doing this properly. You're not doing that properly. And speaking my
sisters, a common story we hear all the time. I can't I can't I somehow I don't even remember, I can't even count how many times I've heard a sister tell me that, you know, she was at the masjid. And someone came up to her and said, you know, your, your prayer is invalid because you have nail polish on it would take off her nail polish and like the nail polish issue, right big issue. Go, you know, your Prayer is not valid, or you know, your job is not proper, or your your clothes are not okay, whatever. And somehow that person may be struggling with their faith. Right? A person may need you know, they, they just need to come to the mission and feel that spirituality. And it's like
you're telling them like get out of the masjid because you know, this, not to say those issues are wrong. Right? And that's, that's where wisdom is important. It's not incorrect, right? Yeah, the elders should be covered. And you know, no boss is showing into nirvana issue. But yeah, the nail polish is covering the nails and you know, whatever the will do is not valid or whatever, it may be right hijab, all that stuff is fine. But is it? Is it correct to apply it in this place right now? Right? There are things that come way before that. So that's, that's wisdom. So knowledge, understanding and wisdom. And if we are if we people say how do I know when to speak those? So I say
look, think about knowledge understanding was right, do you have proper knowledge? Do you have? Do you have sorry? Do you have knowledge? Do you have proper understanding? And is it wise? And the third step, often is very hard to tell. How do you how do you how do you how do you fulfill that third condition, go as someone go as someone who is wise, someone who does have experience someone who does have knowledge, someone who has been doing it for a long time, right? And that is why speaking on matters of that being shouldn't be left to people of knowledge should be left to people of knowledge and understanding people who've been doing this. I'll be honest with you, you know, as
people have been doing this for a long time, people have seen things and people have experienced things and, you know, I'll tell you some how to look. If you have never spoken to someone who's struggling with their faith. You know, it's it's a very it's an eye opener, subhanAllah you know, someone who's struggling with their faith and what they're going through. It's easy to sit back and to otherwise people and be like, bad Muslims. You know, these are the good Muslims. Those are the bad Muslims. There's no empathy there. There's there's no
You can't relate to what's going on, it's easy to to pass judgments on them and say, you know, they do this wrong or that wrong, it's wrong, and so on so forth. Because you don't you don't know what they're going through, right. And we may assume something like, we don't know. It take honestly, and and I think I'm still I'm working on it. And I still think that I may change as time goes on, as you know, even in the last 10 years that I've been public speaking and giving Dawa, and so forth. There's so much that I've learned and not learn as in like, book knowledge that, you know, you learn in a book, I'm talking about talking to people, and learning about what they're going through and
learning about everything else that goes into people like people, our lives are complicated. Our lives are like, there's so much going on, it's very easy to just give someone a photo and say Go Go home, right? That's one of the reasons by the way, I don't like doing general sessions, right. General open q&a is because, look, the outcome is the outcome. Right? The ruling is a ruling. But is it wise to tell this person? I mean, you got to know what the person is going through? Is this the time to do it. That's why I prefer teaching seminars, because we can really flesh out the issues people can come we have like two, two and a half days. I don't know if we're going to retain that.
Hopefully we retain that two and a half day schedule. It used to be two weekends, and we've cut it down to two days. I don't know what's going to happen, right? But I like doing that because you can really talk to people. You can have students as soon as can tell and they can share their personal experiences with you. You could talk about these issues in the real world context. In the trend seminar. We didn't just I didn't just say here's the ruling on hijab go home. We talked about Hijab we talked about the struggle of hijab, we talked about people's, our sister's experience, with hijab, we talked about
different things, different things women go through, and especially like, I'll just say this, like being a being a man, there's certain things that I had never considered until I heard from sisters. And I share this one story with you this anecdotes of Hala.
There's something happen between me and my wife. When I was preparing trends, you know, some time ago, I was praying the trends seminar, and I was talking my wife, I was like, okay, so what did you experience like the hijab? What are the struggles this and that, whatever? And then I was like, Look, I gotta ask you a question. I don't think I can ask this question to anybody else, right? You're my wife, you're not going to judge me. You're not gonna whatever, I can only ask you this question I need to know before I teach the seminar. And she's like, Okay, what's your question? I'm like, what's up with the, with the, with the, with the hijab with the hair sticking out of the side?
She's like, What do you mean?
And I'm like, I'm like, Look, I don't, I don't get it. Right. Like I don't, from a male man's perspective. I'm like, What's the difference between this and this, right? Like, like this and this, like, it's just two inches of hair, right? Just cover that joint. And you how's your hijab is good, good to go. And, and one thing my wife said to me, and I've heard now multiple sisters say this,
other than it slipped in, so on and so forth. I'm not I'm not talking about it slipping and all that right.
You know, somebody said to me, those two inches 444 Sisters, for some says is a difference between wearing hijab and not wearing hijab, right that for and look, I don't I don't I still, you know, I don't think I'll completely understand that ever, from a male person guys perspective, I can never fully relate to them. Right? But a sister can have empathy with another sister, right? A sister who's struggling with it. It may be that you know that I don't for whatever reason, showing that little bit of hair gives you the confidence to wear hijab. And it may be there if you leave her alone, like a lot. It says and this is another thing a lot of brothers judge sisters about, you
know, the hairs, as if they don't know, right? sisters know what proper hijab is, I think we got enough lectures on hijab and so on and so forth. They know what proper hijab is. But by bugging them about it by you know, we may be pushing them away from the day not only that, it may be that as they gain confidence in their faith, they may There may come a time where you know, cause their hijab is not like that anymore. They were, you know that that section is covered. Right? But when you constantly put people down, you mock people, you make fun of people and so on and so forth. What we're doing is we're pushing them away from the deen. Right? So once again, it's not just about the
ruling, it's about having wisdom in these matters. And look, hijab is just so many examples of hijab that's why I mentioned her job, but anything we can look at, right? Regarding a person's faith and what they're going through. It's it's easy to pick on people it's a you're not doing this right and I'm doing that right, you're doing this right. This is a responsibility. Imam Muhammad Rahim Allah Allah has a very interesting statement. He said that
when it came to acts of worship, we would we would be very careful before saying what Allah saying what was said when it comes down to where we'd only restrain ourselves and only do that which Allah has allowed and legislated, meaning if there's an act of worship, that seems different, right? We would never accept that we would only stick to what Allah what we know for sure is in the Quran. The sun the President told us because of the eye and sort of, sort of the shorter where Allah says unknown should occur who shut out Oh, La Mina, Dini, Myrna then Beenleigh Allah says, do they have partners with Allah, who have given a real live
gin which Allah has not given permission for meaning are you making up your own religion? Right? And this is this is a serious, serious thing to make up something about the deen. Right? Something that you don't know for sure you don't know this to say to someone, this is how you worship Allah and so on and so forth. And as a sunnah, right? We're very careful about how we worship Allah. We don't want to worship Allah in, in in any way other than we know by sending worship Allah in this way. Right? There may be people who say it's okay and not okay and so forth. But I'll tell you, for me personally, I don't want to do any act of worship except that I know that personal worship Allah in
this way, right? It may be okay may not be okay. But in the end of the day, I would rather die knowing that only worship Allah in a way the percent of worship Allah, because that was his purpose. Right? He taught us how to worship Allah. And so this verse, right do they have other than Allah who has given them permission to to legislate this deen and then even he said as for regular acts, meaning not acts of worship, not an act of EVA, he said we will always act with with forgiveness and we would act freely right? We were and we would be only cautious with those things which we knew are forbidden by Allah right. So when it comes to is this haram and so on and so forth. You know,
Muhammad said we would be very careful before saying something is head on very, very careful because we don't want to fall under the I mentioned sort of unis verse number 59. Where Allah was paneled to Allah says going out on a two mountains that Allah who documented risk Have you seen that which Allah has set down for you from provision that is your sustenance basically, food drink? What you wear this all dunya stuff, at least for Milan is trying to add a set of Dominicans to men who horombo halala. And from that you made certain things haram and certain things, Hannah, right meaning you took it upon yourself and took it upon yourself to say This is Helen, this is haram.
Right? And then Allah says,
say, Has Allah given you permission to do so has Allah given you the authority to say this is haram? And this is Helen. I don't like the federal or are you making up things about Allah? This is a very serious charge from Allah. It's similar to the idea that we're talking about today, right? Because this verse is speaking to the pagans and speaking to the majority Kuhn, who attributed things to Allah, right, they would make certain things haram upon themselves and make certain things halal and so on, so forth. It is for only for Allah to decide the Haram and Hala and it's not for us to decide, right? So he said, We will be very careful because we don't want to attribute something to
Allah, especially making things haram that Allah has not made haram because now you're denying something that Allah has given to people, right?
Allah has allowed certain things to be highlighted for us and actually the vast majority of things on Earth are actually highlighted for us there it's the minority that is that is that is haram. Sometimes only focus on the Haram as we just saw, we tend to think most things are haram but there are a few things that are Allah has made haram but once again, we don't want to take it upon ourselves to be that person that makes things makes things haram. And so once again, like if you don't know, don't speak right. And that and you know, this verse is talking about this very issue right here. Right, that not only are they misguiding they're misguiding themselves or misguiding
other people as well. There's a hadith I want to share with you well known Hadith mentions Hadith and Muslim in which the prophets I send them he said in the law now you have to be in design, that Allah does not take away knowledge. Does your ministry but Allah does not take away knowledge just taking it away, like taking it away directly from people meaning that Allah doesn't take knowledge. Just it's not that person has knowledge and they'll take that knowledge away. That's not how knowledge is gone. What I can Yuk COVID on and become an arena rather Allah takes knowledge away. By taking away the scholars that as scholarship as scholars become less knowledge become knowledge
becomes less as well had done that yet the Ironman until there is no people of knowledge that are left there's no item which is left it, the nurse will also do hella for Sue. People will take so when there's a lack of people of knowledge, people will take as their leaders people who are ignorant for Sue and they will be questioned, they will be asked people will go to those who are ignorant and ask them about the deen. So prasadam said, they'll be ready. And they will give their factual They will give their their their answers behind it and without knowledge. And then the person I'm said for urban new urban knew that they will go astray themselves, and they will lead
other people astray as well. And I can't help but think about how the TED Heath applies to our time today. Right? Where people will not only sometimes I see some of these people send me these videos all the time. So and so is saying that this is this and this is their opinion and so on and so forth. And I always say like, don't talk to me about their opinions first tell me about who they are right. Are they a scholar? Are they qualified in the deen? Are they you know, do they have some qualification? Just like when we go to a doctor, we don't go to
any person, any random person on the street who's like, I'm a doctor, I'll hook you up, I'll do surgery on your leg. They'll be like, Yo, back off, you know, we go to somebody who's qualified. Likewise, in our dean, first thing, you got to ask yourself, is this person qualified? Do they have qualifications? Then we talk about, you know, wisdom and so on and experience and so on and so forth. Just like, just like, what a doctor, right? So it's very similar in that sense. And so, you know, I say, Look, don't don't tell me about what their opinion is because first look at who they are, right? Are they even qualified in the deen? And, and a person may have an opinion and sometimes
it really hurts. You see people speaking, we see people speaking online. Not only are they themselves if they have an incorrect opinion, right? I'm like, Okay, this opinion is wrong.
Not only is this person like wrong, they're now propagating this to other people. Like you put it online, and you don't know how many people will be affected by this. Right? And we have the hadith of our Selim, who said that someone who does something when setting up in Islam is similar than say, Yeah, whoever does the person does something bad in Islam. For now, who was it who was Roman amla, BIA, Isla yarmulke, Yama, that they will have the wizard once again, the word is that Allah uses wisdom, the burden, they will have its burden, the burden of Hudson's will resume and amela BIA and the burden of the sin of everyone who acted upon it until the Day of Resurrection, may Allah protect
us from this right, then this is, you know, there's so many evidences that tell us to be to be careful about these matters. Anyway, honestly, I could speak about this for hours. And I was and
I don't want to make this whole session about this issue. But this is one of the issues that I think is extremely, extremely relevant in our time. Because, well, first and foremost, because of the ease of access that we have access to information. And number one, the ease of propagating, we're spreading information. Right? And this is why I think it's, it's an even bigger of a responsibility for us in our times, that we're very careful regarding these matters. One of the matters that I want you to contemplate on Inshallah, Donna, when we're talking about, we're talking about, you know, paying attention to the words and the context and why Allah use certain words. If you notice here,
Allah who's kind of like the Allah use the word, wisdom, right wisdom, wisdom means a burden, or actually, it's the it's the pool of wisdom, which is Oza, right?
Yeah, I was wrong, they will, they will carry their own burdens, which is the pool of wisdom burden was, I was our burdens. A lot did not use the word sin or if them right, because Allah could have said they will they have their own sins and the sins of everybody and I times when this is translated people say sins, they don't even say they don't bother with burden and carry the burden and all that, like I just said, they will have their sin in the sins of other people, they translate it very quickly. But it is a reason why Allah subhanaw taala use the word wisdom. What is what is, what are some reasons we can think of, if you contemplate this matter why Allah use the word,
wisdom, burden, rather than simply just be like, raise your hand?
Already? Bismillah let's see these hands come up in sha Allah. And we will take Oh, Allah is ready to go Bismillah Allah, let's hear from you.
I'm looking at the word he could have you could have used then. So it's not a sin. It's just something that's heavy, very heavy on their shoulders. But that doesn't mean they did something wrong. I mean, I think there's a big difference. It's a burden. This is this is speaking about sins. These are sins. This is something which is wrong. So this guy is speaking why did why did Allah use the word burden instead of sin? Yes. Even though what is meant is sins, but I'll use the word burden. Because this is very heavy on the scales, I guess I'm not sure. No, you're halfway there. It's very heavy.
Heavy, heavy. I mean,
okay, let me ask you this sister. Sorry, your sister Ella. That's your name? Yes. Okay. Let me ask you this.
When you're thinking and you think about this verse, And you hear sin, right, that person, you know, they will let them carry that if I were to say, let them carry their sins and the sins of other people. How do you feel about that versus the wording, let them carry the burden of their sins and the burden of the sins of other people? How does that look? What's the difference? Like feeling you have double double? Like, double? Like, right, you know?
cinecon sin like it's too that's that's really kind of scary, actually. Exactly. Exactly. Yeah.
You're carrying like, not only your own but somebody else's. That's so that's very kind of intense. Yeah, exactly. And enough. So that's, that's one of that's the idea is one of the one of the wisdoms here, right? That a lot. Use this wording once again, to to to personalize this for us, right. And we do
See this Allah uses examples and last month Allah uses to make these issues visceral for us so we can feel the matter. So you'd say sin, layout or no sin or whatever. But you say, the burden, right can imagine carrying something. I think we've all carried things in our lives. Right? The more you add to it, the more difficult it gets in the more it holds us back. Right. Very nice. What else? What else?
already? Let's hear from Anya. Anya, feel free to unmute and Sharla.
All right, so I was just gonna say,
when you feel when something is a burden, it's it's not that it's just heavy actually brings you pulls you down. And it's also you often think, when we think of burden, you feel like you can't carry on. So the, I think the word, it just shows just
because if you think of something that is heavy, it will pull you down, it will bring up it's not something that you can carry with yourself. And to add on to that, that it's someone else's, too. It just shows that it will eventually bring you down to your knees. That's just, you know, that's excellent. That's excellent. That idea of being weighed down, being pulled back. And so now what we understand is that our sins, hold us back, right? Our sins, pull us back when we're trying to move forward or pull us back when we're trying to go towards Allah whose panel data, the idea of weight of being held back, right. And, you know, it's like I said, this is something that most most human
beings can can feel and know what it feels like to carry something. And sometimes, if I just leave this stuff and go, I don't know how many of you have been on like long hikes and long tracks and things like that.
I'm not I'm not a big hiking person. I'm not a big outdoorsy person. My whole thing on like, camping and that kind of stuff is like if Allah has given you places to live, like why abandon them and go out in the woods and stuff, but that's me, okay. I'm, I don't know that I'm weird like that. But I have experience that means that I have experienced, I have made, I don't want to say I've made hajj on foot, I have done part of the journey on foot. When I was in Medina, we would come too close to Mecca. And for some reason I don't I don't wanna say reason it is we do the last part of getting into Mecca on foot. And I remember Subhan Allah, you know, when you're you carrying all your bags
and things like that, sometimes you just feel like, you know, if I can just let this stuff go, I want to just run into my car, just want to just just go in very easily, and you really feel that. Also, I travel a lot. I'm one of those people I would check in my bag. Not always most cases, I check in my bag. And my dad's the opposite. He never checked in a bag. He's like, it's a waste of time. You gotta you know, this and that. And now we're checking fees and so on. So far, he never checked, my dad never checked you can you'll put everything in his carry on. May Allah bless him alone. Right? I'm like, No, I don't want to carry anything, right? Because I don't want that burden.
I don't want to be I don't want to be like,
flight delays, and this and that, and gate changes and all this kind of stuff. And I've been in that situation where it's like, and now a lot of flights there's there's a lack of storage, right, depending on what group you're boarding on. Like, oh, no, there's no storage available. You got to check in your bag anyway. I don't want to deal with that. Right? I just want to be free when I'm walking through the airport. So yes, being weighed down. 100 enough. What else? What else do we have?
already? Let's get him out from New Jersey about Go right ahead.
And I'm on a go, like set?
Sorry, it's I've got this going through my TV here. So it's, uh, I wasn't sure but the audio. Um, so I was thinking is for and this is, this is a heavy topic for me too. Because I know, like, I struggle with this because as Muslims, you're supposed to try to give Dawa. But at the same time, if you don't, you're not educated enough or I guess have enough wisdom, you draw the line of where you?
You know, you tell people certain things. Right. And it's not necessarily, you know, I think I made a comment in the in the chat there about HUD on police, not even from a standpoint of trying to correct people, but just giving people
you know, suggestions, right. So I think when you talk about as far as burden, if if if you were to give a suggestion or a thought on how a certain act in in, you know, Islam should be executed you and it's and that information is wrong. Not only do you get penalized for the sin, but anytime someone acts on that advice, you would I guess also take some of the burden of their of them executing that sin on you as well. Yeah. Look, and I do want to clarify
That's exactly luck I was sharing that, that there is an aspect here of negligence, right? So obviously, if a person did everything they can do to gain the knowledge and the understanding and the wisdom and, and look, none of us are perfect, right? But what this idea and the principle here really is, is addressing the issue of negligence and when a person is negligent, or I should say, carefree
when it when it comes to sharing knowledge, or when it comes to, you know, telling other people what to do or what to believe, and so on so forth, when they're just very cavalier about it, that is problematic, right? So sister Milla bless you and reward you. And I think this is a good reminder, for us to kind of, you know, be very careful, and, you know, be sure about what we say, you know, I often think to myself, when I, when I hear people, you know,
people telling me, like, Oh, I'd love to do what you do, you know, speak to, like, speak in front of people, and this and that, or whatever. And I always feel like it's Subhanallah a burden, right? Like, every time you put me in front of people, I was like, okay, you know, what, like, this is a responsibility, and so on, so forth. I don't even I don't even like people that much, I'm gonna, I'm gonna challenge
that to me, I'd be by myself just chilling, you know, my favorite times in my day in my life, or, you know, quiet private times with my family and me and, and, and I always think about it, I'm like, you know, what, I It's time for me to retire, just, you know, get a nine to five, just be in my family, whatever. But obviously, there's this there's a sense of responsibility, especially when I when I see that the wrong information is being spread, and so on and so forth. And, and the fact that Allah who has kind of data allowed me to learn and so on so forth, I get the responsibility of that. But yeah, I, you know, I, for me, first and foremost, I can say like this, this, this is very
heavy for me. You know, no pun intended, this is heavy for me to, but I think we need to be reminded in myself, I'm part of it just as just as anyone else. It's like, okay, we'll take one more person. Insha. Allah one more person. So we haven't heard from the Dean from Dallas. So Nadine, let's hear from you. And Charlotte, please unmute Mina. So I'm similar to what the other sisters said, you know, the burden.
The reason why almost on us a burden and not just sin is because burden is heavier. A burden will stay it will cause more effects.
Kind of like a domino effect, too.
And it usually stays there. It's hard to get rid of, and you just feel bad about it. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah, very true. If Allah was kind of to Allah has said, just if him or sin, we should really feel the weight of that. But you know, we're human beings in the end of the day, and you know, this session what you said regarding the rippling effect, that's very true, right, and how it has consequences beyond just the moment itself.
You know, if you've ever carried grocery bags, a lot of people like to carry and do groceries, take all their groceries in at one time, and want to take more than one trip. If you've ever done that, that's me all the time. I'm like one trip, I'll one trip and I'm always trying to one trip, you know, as many grocery bags, or whatever. I mean, in the moment, it's cool, because like done, but then like your fingers are hurting, and this and that, whatever. And I actually have a little bit of tendinitis in my, my, my wrist and my forearm is seven. I was like, Why should we just take in for trips? But the whole idea of that the effects of it remain? Right? And it has It has effects beyond
ourselves. And that's why by the way, you know, we were speaking about the chef Bon yesterday, one of one of the areas of attack for the chef Bong or I have to say one segment of the population that he tacks very hard are people of knowledge, and people in leadership positions, especially when it comes to sins and major sins and so on so forth, because of that rippling effect that the CHE Athan knows if he can get just one scholar or one imam or one person
of knowledge and the person in position of leadership to fall. It can have it can have devastating effects, right. So number one, the whole issue of you know, if we see an imam or scholar commit a major sin, a lot of people will look at that and be like, what hope do I have you know, like if this Imam is scholar are someone who's learned for so many years? And so like if they committed this sin, like, what hope do we have, we might as well just give up in the chat bot knows this. And so he will try very hard. Number two, you know, may Allah protect us, the shield bot knows that as a person's knowledge increases, and as that they get more and more attention, their ego can get inflated as
well. And as the ego gets inflated, a person
the chiffon convinced them easier to try and justify their actions or rationalize their sins, right. And there's a very big difference between a layperson rationalizing the sin versus a scholar rationalizing his sin. a layperson justifies the sin or rationalize the sin, people like that, whatever. That's your opinion. You don't really know anything, that's fine. But when a scholar says it, it's like, oh, this person knows they're a scholar, they're qualified and so on and so forth.
And they take them seriously, or they take her seriously. And then how many people follow scholars, right, and that rippling effect Milan has panned out of protectors is, is, as I said, it's devastating, you know, and that's why the ship on does try to try to, you know, focus on the people of people in leadership positions. And that's why, you know, I know in the previous years, you know, post me too era and all that kind of stuff, you know, things happen, and people were, I know, people were, like, shocked, like, how could you know, Solons, or whatever, who we looked up to this person has, I'm like, my students who took deception, should not have been surprised by any of this. Number
one, we're all human beings, nobody's perfect. Nobody is free of sin. Everybody commits sin, everybody, everybody, you know, there's no one is perfect, right? If all of our sins were laid out for everyone to see, like, none of us would leave our house. That's just the reality of it. Right. But on top of that, we know that the chiffon is probably working worked extra overtime on an individual on this particular individual, because he knows that she had been know the damage that will cause and so you know, and the the other issue of, you know, our dean should not rely upon a single individual, right? Our dean is about the truth. It's not about individuals, right? We
obviously Allah, Allah has given certain individuals responsibility and so on and so forth. But we don't we never say our deen is just one person, whatever he says, Whatever she says that is this that No, other than the prophets, I send them. We don't say that about anyone. Right. There, everyone, everyone is right and wrong. There's no person who's 100% Right, in everything. Right. So, so I think one of the wisdoms in that happening, although it was it was handled, very sad to see that and, you know, just the fallout from that it's, it's, it's terrible, right. And it's it's a, it's a big fit, that's a big trial. But in terms of looking at the higher the good that comes out of
calamities, I think it did humanize certain people, right? People that, you know, some thought were just above criticism, and you cannot, you know, they everything they say must be right, and so on and so forth. And we are D is not a dean of celebrities, right? In the sense that, you know, we don't know truly who a celebrity is only Allah knows who a true celebrities, right? We don't in the end, have they know someone's true value. Because we don't know what's happening on the inside. And that's where Allah has kind of the honor to to judge in the end of the day, it's not for us, yes, we can look up to people and respect them and take our knowledge from and that's all great, but we
don't want to raise someone beyond the level that they should be raised. Right? Even the prophets I send them warned us about himself, that don't raise me to a level where you know that he would be worshipped and unfortunate people worship the promises of them today, a lot of protected from that, right. But imagine less than the process, send them reasonably up to a status where you know, everything they say has to be correct and Allah protect us. Anyhow, we'll go ahead and end there. I think we covered a good good healthy dose of controversial issues today. And our house is gonna be very happy about that. And Miguel is gonna be happy about that.
We'll see if I'm here tomorrow night if I'm not here tomorrow. Y'all know what happened. All right.
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