Channel: Saad Tasleem
One of the things that comes up a lot is and how people many times they take the concept of something that is described as a pseudo loss SLM, and they'll take it literally. Right? And, and even the most literal of scholars won't necessarily look at things just playing literally, they also look at the contextual use of it, and how that applies to us now and or, and even also how it was applied then and how that applies to us now. Yeah, okay. So it's not, it's not the literal issue. Okay. context, one of the things that I look at, and from my perspective, what I understand, it's, I look at Hades, in similar ways to how people would look at a historical account, right, you don't
look at just one person's perspective, you look at multiple perspectives, to get a three dimensional image of what took place. And then from there, you get a real idea of what's happening, what the context is, what the situation is, and what you can pull from that, and how you can take what's been pulled from that and apply it today. Is it the same way when it comes to Howdy, it's not exactly the same, but you're on the right track. So we're not talking about different perspectives here, what we're talking about is in order to understand what the [???]ty intense and I don't like to actually use the word intent, maybe not the best word because that that that would kind of give the give
the connotation that
No, no, not that the con, the connotation that the [???]ty I intend something that's unable to do it, you know, might be unable to do but does it I fully and effectively communicates what it intends. Okay. But the thing is, in order to understand the [???]ty what the [???]ty intends to convey to us, we can't, we can't look at one part of like, one
can look at it with without, like, just piecemeal, right? We have to look at it as a whole. So when it comes to the guidance, the versus lm, we don't take one, Heidi, and just run with it. Okay, right. And we have to look at all the headings in the subnet together to get a complete picture of what the city is. That's why the life of the person as a whole, we look at it as a whole. We don't just take one instance or one occasion, and put everything else aside and draw conclusions and make life decisions and give fatawa which is the issue sometimes people give fatawa are based off of you know, I'm not saying scholars, but laymen especially will give putao based off of one heady, but
even scholars of the past have changed their opinions because there was other Hadith in relation to it that were presented, that gave a more nuanced understanding of the situation Exactly. Like look, I'll share with you one of the things that we talked about in the seminar, the issue of simplicity, versus,
like, beauty, or expressing our beauty or showing our beauty. So, you know, one of the things that people often say, when it comes to the seminar, and people always have like these, these one head, you know, this one head deep, whatever seminar mind, this is one idea people often quote to you, chillin, you know, we talked about laughing and joking, you know, people often be like, Oh, yeah, you're talking about laughing and joking. What about the headache of the person, I'm with my setup said, If you knew what I knew, you would laugh very little and cry a lot. Right? And so that's just one headache. You have to look at all of it together. So with this seminar, even with that context,
right, you're talking about laughing, there was this Hadith of the sorcerer word, the companions asked about Allah. And he describes, describes a lot of someone
as one who laughs and the companions are like, wait a lot. laughs is like if if we have a God that laughs then we can expect nothing but good from them. Yeah, so like, it's just so what? Exactly, so yeah, you can you know, once you you can look at, you know, the dimension, the mercy of a law and only talk about that, or you can you know, talk about the the anger of a line only talk about that, and it's when you look at everything as a whole, you realize, you know, that perfect balance between love, hope and fear. Right? That's what So likewise with with with these issues, as well, so, so in this in this context, you know, you know, beauty versus simplicity. The handicap you often quote in
this seminar is always you know, you're supposed to be simple in your clothing, right? You're supposed to wear simple clothes. What does this do? Well, we have the headings that are seldom where he said a lot this marathon a lot this marathon
in Alabama, the middle man in Nevada, the mill man like, Listen, listen, simplicity is part of faith, simplicity as part of faith. here Look, you see, as Mark said, I'm saying, you got to be simple, right? Why would you want to wear these fancy clothes? Why do you want to wear clothes that you know, make you stand out for example? It just be simple. Well, you can stand up because can be a stranger. Yeah, that's, that's another issue. But this idea, what people don't understand is what's happening around this. Okay. So for example, if you just look at the rest
This has the very beginning of Heidi. Yeah, what we find is that the narrator tells us the person was witnessing some of the companions talking about the dunya, the worldly life, right? And they're like mentioning it in a way that person felt that maybe their hearts are getting too inclined towards worldly pleasures. And so then the person says, Listen, listen, like, hold on. Simplicity is part of faith. Okay? Like, don't forget that, you know, simplicity is also part of faith. And so if you look at the son number, send them you find that balance, right? Because you have Heidi that's a you know, a laws beautiful, he loves beauty. And this is part of that some of that push and pull.
Sure, right. Does he but he,
just like just like with any educator or anybody know what that means push and pull the lever system.
Okay, even enter him. It's, it's, it's, it's, it's it's enticement, right. Versus, um, you know, it's, it's, it's, it's reward versus punishment. Okay. Right. So we find that, you know, depending on a person's situation,
even any educator, any parent, anybody they know, that you, you have to push and pull, okay? Do you find somebody going one direction, you pull them the other direction, you find him going the other direction, the other direction, it's about helping individuals and oneself, maintain a balance. And so when you look at the evidences together, what you find is a balance. And so we learned that even as the most even if some, if you have the best clothes in the world, do you have the most money or whatever? Sometimes you should be simple in the way you dress, just so your heart doesn't get to incline. Your heart doesn't get consumed by the dunya. Does that mean you should you have to always
be simple? No, but it means that you look for that balance.