Provisions for the Hereafter Series Part 4
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Explanation of the summarised version of Imam Ibn Qayyim AlJawziyyah’s famous book – Provisions for the hereafter
Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salatu salam ala rasulillah who Allah Allah he was. He was a limiter Sleeman kathira lamb Dini.
Allah Houma la Mulana Illa Allah, Allah in the Quran, Allah Allah Hakeem, love Medina. Marian found that one find out the Merlin Tana was it entertainment or MLM? Yeah creme.
de la salle de amor de melissani. Yes, Cabo poly. All praise belongs to Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah, we praise Allah subhanho wa Taala
and we seek his assistance and we seek His forgiveness and we seek refuge in Allah subhanho wa Taala from the evil of our souls and the adverse consequences of our deeds.
Also Allah subhanho wa Taala decrees guidance upon the men can misguide him
and also of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Decrease misguidance upon
the man can guide him
and peace and salutations be upon the final messenger Muhammad Ali Abdullah Saleh Allahu alayhi wa sallam, I bear witness that there is no one worthy of worship besides one Allah and that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is His Messenger. My dear brothers and sisters in Islam. From the outset, I greet you with the greetings of peace. Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.
I pray that this broadcast finds you all in the best of health and the highest of Islamic spirits, especially this Saturday morning the 28th of March 2015 Welcome to our fourth session after our introduction
and welcome to this particular subject dedicated towards the study of a book titled provisions for the hereafter by Mr. Little by him or him Allah. In our last session My dear brothers and sisters Alhamdulillah we completed the introduction and inshallah, during this particular
episode, or lesson, we will delve into
the chapter straight after the introduction. And if Allah subhanho wa Taala permits take yet another chapter the chapter that we want to start off with right now is titled Allah has accorded to himself goodness in the copy of the book that I'm using. This is on page 16. This is on page 16. So what I will do is ask brother a sham insha Allah to read for us,
the entire chapter Allah has accorded to himself goodness please follow with him brothers and sisters and then inshallah, we will dive into
explaining some of the words of the author insha Allah.
First of all, we ask Allah to forgive our sins and show mercy upon on the backs of
the author, his blessings in his mercy about himself, a lot has according to himself, goodness.
And what is meant by this is that alomost glorified has chosen from every race,
and according to himself, for him was glorified Messiah does not love anything except that which is good. And he does not accept words deeds or charity except those which are good. And from this the signs of the sames happiness and retribution for nothing since the good person except that which is good, and he does not accept anything accepted, nor does he feel at ease except with it. Nor is his heart addressed except with it.
He's made some good words which are the only words that are sent to Allah, that he's the most averse to obscene words, lying, backbiting.
First testimony and every kind of evil speech. Similarly, he does not like any deeds except the best of them. And they are those whose goodness, natural instincts
along with the prophetic laws and which are attested to by rational mind, such as his worshipping along with our partners, and referring His pleasure to his own whims and desires and draws closer to allow you to strangling any Billy's towards his creation in the best way he can,
as he would like them to treat him
as traits of character the best, such as gentleness, dignity, patience, compassion, honesty, a true heart, modesty, and he protects his countenance from surrender or humility towards anyone besides.
Likewise, he does not choose any but the best and purest, which are those that are imposed
In the body, and nourish the body and the mind in the best way without causing any ill effect to the body.
Except the best of women as well as friends and companions, except visual good.
Such a person is
Those whose lives the angels take longer in a play state.
Even though she didn't know that
enter you, because of that they did they choose to do with the work
you have done.
And the use of electric in reverse implies causality. Because of your good deeds, and
an anomalous high SES
statements are for bad people.
And bad people for bad statements are not meant for that.
Were statements of a good people
Such good people are innocent.
This verse has been explained as evil words belong to people, and the words belong to them, is also been explained as meaning that good women are for good money, and vice versa. In fact, it includes this meaning and others, and
has placed all manner of good in Paradise, due to an old man or female,
to the farmers and abroad, which has chosen
rather naturals and abode which was chosen for either and there is an abode in which Good and Evil are mixed, and that is disappeared.
So when the appointed day comes along to distinguish between the evil and the good, and then the metro will rest upon two of those already.
And what is meant is that a man has made signs for the wretchedness and happiness
and there might be two components and among
to belongs to its people. So my wishes good first leaving and purifying before death, and he will not require cleansing by the fire. The wisdom of him most time projects that he should make the slave to be accompanied by any dates, until he places him in the fire in order to cleanse them of his sins.
And the time for which you remain in the fire is dependent upon the rapidity or slowness with which the sins are removed.
But since a theist is evil by nature, the fire does not cleanse just as if a dog enters the seat is not cleansed. Well because the believers feel from since the fires have been doing, since there is nothing in him which necessity
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Baraka Pico for that reading so brothers and sisters Masha Allah, Allah
May Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah bless the reader llama baddeck fi and we'll also pan of water Allah shower His mercy upon the author and shower His mercy upon the summarizer
of the work of the author. I mean, era but I mean, we've seen in the reading that we've just heard, and in the chapter in front of us amazing words, words that really conform to common sense and Alhamdulillah words backed up by revelation as well.
My dear brothers and sisters,
our legs will not move on the Day of Judgment until we are asked about two matters
And those two matters are, what did we worship? What did we worship? And what was our response to the messenger? What did we worship? And what was our response to the messenger? Allah subhanho wa Taala, Allah will ask us about
these matters, right? And Allah subhanho wa Taala will ask us about other matters. But those are the matters really.
under the umbrella of these two matters that I have cited, what did we worship? And what was our response to the message? And even if we contemplate the questions of the grave, right, the three questions of the grave those questions that everyone will be asked. And
that exam, which each and every one of us will take, right and exam, that we will take an exam. That is strange, for many matters, the most strange of these matters is that we know the questions. We know the questions that we will be asked stuff like one of those exams that we write at the end of a semester, at the end of our time, in a particular
educational period, or at a particular educational period. Right, so so that we pass an end to the next period, right? We don't know the questions off of these exams, imagine, we, you know, I'm sure there's many students here, there's many people who, even as adults are taking courses, they're still writing exams. At the end of the day, we always have anxiety as human beings, right, especially when we set high standards for ourselves.
When we, you know, have high aspirations, that anxiety is there as human beings, you know, not only do we want to pass we want to pass Well, you know, and for many of us, it's not a question of will we pass the question is, you know, by how much will we pass, and that's where the anxiety is. Some people don't fear themselves failing and hamdulillah and it's all from Allah subhanho wa Taala. And, and we've discussed this previously, that there's no success from ourselves stole from Allah subhanho wa Taala. But Allah subhanho wa Taala puts us upon a platform where we don't feel failing and haven't been led the means are clear. And the means have been taken Well, for us the issue is
passing and passing? Well, you know, well, I understand that question properly, you know, will, you know, the natural elements of being a human being take over where I might feel ill, I might miss read the question, I might miss a word, I might read the question, well, but misunderstand the question, these things can happen in an exam to all of us, right? So you enter the exam with anxiety, and SubhanAllah. I've seen this in people irrespective of the agent and, and, you know, I speak for myself, first and foremost, you know, I've been blessed to be a student for a long time. And, and I'm not just talking about a general student, like we all should be until the grave, but
I'm talking about a student in the system. So irrespective of age, when you sit on the students chair, you become a student, right? And those questions are always there, you know, before the exam, you're asking the teacher, how will the questions be? Where will Where will you question us from? What are the most likely areas? You know?
How should we attempt the answers, and so on and so forth? You know, we will pose these questions to our teachers. And sometimes, you know, our teachers will often say, Subhanallah, you know, just steady and put your trust in Allah. And don't busy yourself with these questions.
The best thing you can ask yourself is, what did you do to prepare for the exam, but coming to the point, the point is that we have this anxiety. And if we ever had the opportunity to know the questions before the exam, and it was permissible for us to know, we'd obviously take that opportunity and some people to Panama, even though they know it's impermissible, but, you know, the weakness of the mind takes over. And if they had the opportunity to know what the questions are for a particular exam, they'll take it because anxiety is just difficult upon us, right? And even death, we feel it so much because of its anxiety. And you know, the anxiety it's a test right, you you
know, at death, we'll know whether we've passed the test or not, that you know, our exam papers will be marked on the Day of Judgment. So it's that anxiety is like a person waiting to collect their secondary school results, waiting to know whether they've passed and will have the opportunity to go to university and I'm sure we've seen this on television like in the UK for example, when students are lined up outside a particular office, and one by one they go in and an envelope is given to them and some people come out with the envelopes intact. They don't want to open it in front of people but you can see they shivering with anxiety some people open it in the exam room and come out teary
because it just it just didn't go well. They couldn't wait they wanted it over and done with just open the envelope. Now. The anxiety was too much. Some people come out jumping and skipping and hopping with you know, that they've done well. hamdulillah and then you look at
The people waiting to go in after those people and you see their faces, right? Because they know that these people have passed their test. And now it's our turn. And you know, when I see that I think about us on the day of cam, you know, Allah knows how it will be. But if it's a situation whereby we see people being questioned by Allah subhanho, wa Taala. And then we, you know, we, we see the end, and we next in line with our attendees coming up. So imagine, loan stand, imagine how it will be for a human being or lucky.
And look, I'm just chatting to you, a heart to heart chat. This is there's nothing you know, there's, there's no words here that need you, too have a dictionary, there's no academia here that needs you to have a prelude. This is just a heart to heart simple words. But you know, our brothers and sisters, it means a lot to me. And I feel what I'm saying. And I'm sure it means a lot to you and I and you. And you feel the reality of what I'm saying. Because at the end of the day, what I'm talking to you about is the most starkest of realities, right? So
we started off talking about how Allah would ask us to questions and we spoke about the questions of the grave, the questions of the grave, unknown to us.
But how is it that in the exam of the dunya, if we knew the questions, the anxiety will go away? But with the questions of the grave, we know the questions, and we've become even more anxious, how is that possible? Have you ever asked yourself this question? Or is this something we just block out? It just, you know, is death something we block out from our lives, our daily lives might add, is,
you know, the questions of the game, something we block out from our daily lives, is that we're standing in front of a law, something we block out from our daily lives. I love them stack. I love a Mustang. You know, it's
if we actually thought about these realities, we'd become the most anxious of people. And that is why Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam said, The Karate mela, that, that increase the remembrance of that which destroys all desires, you know, those desires that you desire and Allah subhanho wa Taala doesn't want you to do you know, those desires that you want to do but you know, it displeases Allah, right, the best way for you to rid yourself of falling into that sin, of falling into, you know, that particular desire is to remember death. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, remember that, remember, frequently the destroyer of pleasures, right? So remember it, and that
will, you know, recalibrate, your your your, your, your wishes, and your desires, and it will make you straighter, because at the end of the day, when you remember that the anxiety that comes with its remembrance will take over
the whims and fancies that you are being inclined, this is the reality. So we know the questions of the grave. But we even more anxious, you know why my dear brothers and sisters, because you can study for these for those questions. You can study, it's not a matter about, you know, just opening a book that talks about the questions of the grave, the most simplest of them, for example, that many study in the Middle East sutera, right, the three principles, right?
And I'll open the book, and I'll study it, and lo, the answers for it, theoretically, and then I will just answer the angels when I'm asked in the grave. The reality is, no matter how hard you study, you are not guaranteed the opportunity to answer those questions. You are not my dear brothers and sisters, to study for the questions of the grave, you have to live a life true to those questions. That is how you study for the questions of the grave is not about committing things to memory. And that is what I've said to you before beneficial knowledge is knowledge put into action.
Benefits beneficial knowledge is knowledge put into action, you have to act that knowledge acting that knowledge is used studying, that is how you study. And that is how you prepare yourself to answer those questions. So we will have these questions in the grave. And like we know of these questions in the grave, we know that allow a question is about two things on the day of bam. Right? A lot of questions about that which we worshipped. And Allah will question us about our response to the messenger and note that I'm not saying Allah will ask us who is Muhammad I'm, I'm giving you a
what we would call Not a word for word translation here. Allah is really going to ask us what was our response to the messenger when he asks us about who our Prophet was? And this is what we have to understand. The reality of the question is, or the question that states who is your profit or who was your profit? The reality of the question is, what was your response to the messenger that is the reality of what is being asked? My dear brothers and sisters and this is
Something that we must understand here and now that we will be allowed will be asking us about our response. Right? Don't let SharePoint zoom you out of the reality of the question where you end up focusing on the semantics, you end up focusing on the words maybe you cause your Prophet Mohammed was my prophet. If you say Muhammad was your Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, but you live the life contradicting the message of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Then in reality, was Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam truly a prophet? Or was it namesake? with Allah? subhanho wa Taala? Protect us? I mean, you're behind me. Now, to answer these two questions.
We have to be true to the article of faith. Because the answer to the question, what did you wish worship? Is law a law?
And the answer to the question, what was our response to the messenger then that is Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And we understand this by the simple fact that to become a Muslim, you have to announce the *head is either you born as a Muslim, or if you become a Muslim, you have to announce the Shahada. Now, the Shahada no doubt, is simple in terms of, you know, its ability to be recited. It's simple. In terms of the sentence structure, it's simple in terms of the words used, you know, even the letters in the sentence is, is easy upon the tongue. And, you know, I'm sure you've witnessed this many times when a new Muslim announces the chahat. Right? They
announced the Shahada fluidly, effortlessly, even though they don't even know how to read the Quran. Even though they haven't, you know,
you know, studied the Arabic language or pronunciation of the letters of the Arabic language, but when you say tell them ash, how do they able to follow you? Right? I shall do La ilaha illallah wa shadow under Mohammed Abdul Rashid are they able to follow you meaning that letters are so simple in the Shahada. It's not a case whereby there's a mixture of Arabic letters that are tongue twisters Anyway, when you pronounce that require, you know, or that consists of letters that require extra effort when you announce those letters by themselves, and now you've joined them together. So it creates a tongue twister for you. There are some words like that. But when we look at the Shahada,
it's simple in every way, shape, and form.
And even though it's simple, my dear brothers and sisters, the the, what it entails, and the mandates of the Shahada are mighty, the mandates of the Shahada mighty, because the mandates of the Shahada is removal from darkness and placement into light, the darkness of misguidance and the placement into the light of guidance, the mandates of the Shahada entail the safety from the Hellfire and entrance into everlasting bliss, which is genuine, and your diligence with the Shahada will entail your price or the magnitude of your price in the Hereafter, because we know paradises have levels, and Allah has made paradise of levels because alized all just right, allies or just,
Allah will not reward the one who does less like the one who does more. So allies or just And out of that complete justice has made paradise into levels as he has made them into levels as well to recompense those who disobey and disbelief the way they deserve to be recompensed or punished as a result of their disobedience, right? So
the Shahada is simple, but the mandates are great. And when we look at the first question, that what did you worship, then? Indeed, that is, you know, the answer to it, or Savior, or the ability to pass? That particular question is La ilaha illAllah. That is no one worthy of worship besides Allah, that your ally only worshipped you, I only worship you. I only worship You, and never pleased to anything in front of you. I didn't place my desires in front of you. I didn't place my love for wealth in front of you. And this is the reality of this life, my dear brothers and sisters, it's a test. So Allah subhanho wa Taala will test us Allah subhanho wa Taala, who will you know, place
things that we love around us money, children, families, financial standing material, well being these things will be available, right, because a lot of distance, you know,
and this is something that we, we need to understand. And when we understand it properly, then we are able to dispel, you know, the misguided ways of the orientalist the misguided ways of those who prefer the intellectuality in front of text in front of Revelation, because in the field of theodicy, right, or this, you know, Western philosophical,
subject and discussion and discussion related to how a perfect and just God can create
an imperfect world, right? This is a discussion found
in Western philosophy, right, this whole, this whole discussion of how if God is perfect, and if God is just then how can a perfect and just god
you know, present a world that is, that is not perfect, right? And then they would further this discussion and say if God is just and God is perfect, then why did the best revelation come to a portion of humanity? What about those who lived 10s of 1000s of years before or 1000s of years before the coming of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam and so on and so forth. Right? So,
people who have these type of questions and choose to ask these type of questions, then these are people who haven't understood the mandates of La ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasul Allah, they haven't understood the mandates of La ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasul Allah apologies for the repetition My dear brothers and sisters just now I just got a message asking me to further lower my volume so I've actually lowered it to one right so this is a when I logged into the classroom today I saw a brand new martial law classroom it looks much better this virtual classroom looks much more attractive as well and and clearly seems that the company that owns this particular platform has done something
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because Mashallah even at three which is a pretty pretty low level
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and hurt then please let me know. Because obviously today it's working progress. Bar calligraphy comm So coming back to our discussion, brothers and sisters, that those who ask these type of questions and engage in this these type of philosophies, they haven't understood the reality of La ilaha illAllah, the LEM Abu Dhabi, how can Illallah that there's no one worthy of worship besides when Allah subhanho wa Taala and they haven't understood what La ilaha illAllah entails. And that is Muhammad Rasulullah which is the answer to the second question that what was your response to the messenger? The response has to be Muhammad Rasul Allah, where you and I affirm that we have no way
to one Allah that we worship, except upon the way of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam right, except upon his way and listen to how I've structured this this the sentence I haven't said the way to allies, the way of Mohammed I am saying there is no way to Allah except upon the way of Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, I'm not saying, you know, Allah is the only one worthy of worship, I'm saying there is no one worthy of worship, besides one Allah subhanho wa Taala. And and for those who
specialize in linguistics, you'll appreciate you know, the
you know the implications of these two sentences, right? So understand that we only worship one VA, only one a VA and we place nothing in front of this Allah and our only way to this one Allah is via Muhammad Ali Abdullah Saleh Allahu alayhi wa sallam so Allah subhanho wa Taala will ask us these two questions on the day of the AMA, and this Shahada makes up Islam. And Islam refers to is the slap is Islam. Islam is another Arabic word. And it explains the meaning of Islam. A lot of the time we hear people translate Islam as something that refers to peace. Islam means peace. Yes, Islam does refer to a concept of peace. But the greater picture of of this term is that it represents the religion of
Islam. And the religion of Islam is about is this lamp. And it's this lamp refers to submitting to the will of Allah Almighty in everything that we do during every second of our lives. Right? Pay attention. It refers to submitting to the will of Allah Almighty in everything that we do during every second of our lives. And when we make a mistake, it entails us turning back to Allah Almighty with regret and redeeming ourselves through the process of seeking forgiveness. This is what is this letter means and that is why Allah subhanho wa Taala says in his book consider to zap in number 36 Why am I can any movement in one minute in either Kava rasuluh, I'm Ron akula. Home we'll see
that it wasn't for a believing male and a believing female. Right? Then when Allah and His Messenger decreed a decree and revealed an obligation and presented an obligation that the believers felt that they had a choice in the matter, right that we had a choice in the matter that Okay, here comes an obligation, but you know what, let me see how I feel. It just depends how I feel.
If I feel like I want to adopt it, if it if it fits my lifestyle, if it fits my whims and fancies, then I'll follow it. And if it doesn't, then you know what? I'll leave it. No, Islam is about, you know, not feeling that you have a choice in the matter when the instruction comes to you. And when you understand this earlier point that I spoke about theocracy, and so on and so forth these things, theocracy, in Western philosophy, by the way, I'm not talking about the term generally, but these things really
do not deserve a place in our minds in our souls and in our hearts, right? Because we understand that at the end of the day, the precedence is revelation. And our intellectuality. And rationale is used behind the screen of Revelation. That's how we use it. It's not a fluid,
you know, unconscious,
unrestricted usage. It's not about having this unrestricted usage. It's about using your intellectual intellectuality and rational behind the screen of the Sharia. Because they have behind the screen of revelation allowing the revelation to be that sift that you know, that you, you send things through, and it catches the impurities and let lets the pure things run through. Right? It lets the pure things run through. So
our revelation has to be that sift that purifier for us, that everything in our mind, we run it through revelation, and whatever revelation catch catches as impure, we leave it yes, it doesn't make sense to us doesn't matter. Because we are submitted to the world of God Almighty, during every second in our lives. And we know the will of God Almighty, during every second of our lives via the messenger, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So please take note about these few words, my dear brothers and sisters and the lessons that are trying to be to be shared. Now, when you contemplate over the first chapter that the author has cited after his introduction. And let me just remind
everyone here, that in the first particular or in the introduction, the author built that introduction upon an AI in the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala, where Allah says that Allah creates what he wants and gives a precedence to that which Allah subhanho wa Taala wishes and wills, right. And after that, the author comes into the first chapter. And he cites an entire chapter about purity versus evil. And for those who are listening carefully to the reading of our young brother, he shall have the the Hola, you will note that the entire discussion was around purity versus evil, and even the ayat and evidences that the author cited, were directly linked to the whole process and concept
of purity versus evil. And the author here is not just freestyling, by the way, and as I told you, that even though he wrote this book, during travel, there was a clear line of sight between the beginning of the book and the end of the book. This is very clear, manifestly clear, my dear brothers and sisters, and inshallah it will become clear as we explain this particular chapter. Because Don't forget, don't forget, this entire book is about the study of who, who can remember this.
One of the students wrote to me the other day saying that you know what shift I think we should, or you should explore,
giving us a set of exams, a simple set of exams, online exams, and this is a very good suggestion. At least it helps us understand the comprehension levels of everyone in the class as well and makes it more interesting for everybody maybe we can make it a competition where you compete with each other and inshallah we'll be had our competition because it is competing in that which brings us closer to Allah Hamlet. This is an act of worship. So Abdul Mateen says, Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Yes, this entire book is about the life of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So because it's about the life of the messenger, the author wants to sort of lift us to a level whereby
immediately we accept everything the author is going to say they after regarding the the best person to have walked the face of this earth Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So he takes us up slowly by saying, look, Allah creates many things, but a lot gives a precedence to certain parts of his creation over others and the best precedence was given to the to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So already, he's pushed us up. Now he's talking about purity versus evil, that Allah subhanho wa Taala. In reality, this is what the author is saying in this chapter. Allah subhanho wa Taala does not accept anything that is evil. Allah subhanho wa Taala only accepts purity. And
there's wisdom here. And this purpose here behind the author, citing this ayah teaching us that if Allah gave a precedence and choosing to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam then know that Allah doesn't choose anything but purity. So Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is the purest of the pure sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, which means that which he came with was the purest of the pure and that which he taught us was the purest of the pure so in
TCF doubt, are you still in doubt, then understand that success and all of success and understand that the name of this book is provisions for the Hereafter, that we are on a journey to the Hereafter, right we need to pack our bags, right. So understand that the hereafter has the purest of places known as gender. And if you want to be a pure person, which will qualify to get into this purest place, then you better make sure your bags are packed with the purest of things. And if you want to know what the purest of things are, then look for the purest mantra for work the face of this earth, for that purest man had the purest of teachings, and he was Muhammad sallallahu alayhi
wa sallam. I hope that makes sense. My dear brothers and sisters, I'm just trying to put perspective here into how the author is building us up here. You know, the book is not just written,
you know, ad hoc, he has, he's traveling, so he had an emotion here and an emotion they, of course, he had emotions. And you for those who read the, you know, the original book
in many places, you will actually make an excuse for himself, he will actually say something that's paralyzed, free from fault. But he has Allah subhanho wa Taala so much that, you know, he feels it could have been better presented or the information could have been better presented,
or better placed. And you see the Imam citing that this is the work of a poor person during his travel. And, you know, travel comes with his different difficulties, he actually cites this in different places in his writing, which, you know, allows you to be on the journey with him, you know, you actually feel that, okay, he stopped here. And here, he was moving in here, you know, he had this and had that. So he definitely had different emotions during his journey, but some kind of law, the knowledge of the amount, and the wisdom of the amount that, you know, the fact that he could cite the book in this kind of format
teaches us that he didn't only have knowledge, yes, he, you know, we discussed how amazing his knowledge was that he, he didn't have the 1000s of books with him that he's quoting from, it was all in his head when he left his hand. But he also had wisdom, because wisdom entails doing the right thing at the right time, in the right way. And if you look at this book, it's full of wisdom, the way he structured, his chapters, the way he structured the pieces of information he chooses to place during the different portions of the book. So this is truly testimony as well to the reality of the great amount.
Allah Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala gathers with him in Amman, and when we discuss him in this matter, then it even it takes us to a different level of all, you know, in terms of the scholars before him that were far more knowledgeable than him like the four images of the Messiah, but so on and so forth. So Pamela, what were they worried about?
What were they on about? What does he actually wrote about who memorized over 100,000 Howdy. What was he on about mama Buhari? Right. Imam Abu hanifa Imam Malik and Imam Shafi Jamia the Imams that we know and the Imams that we don't know. You know, there were emails that were greater in terms of knowledge as attested to by several scholars from the earlier centuries of Islam, but the mother had passed away and died out. Right. And that's a discussion for another day, you know, but as we praise Allah because indeed it is Allah who created, Rahim Allah, then we praise Allah even more for Allah subhanho wa Taala created the greater image before it will pay Muhammad Ali. Brothers and sisters so
there's definite line of sight in this book. So the author is taking us up in stages before he dives into the actual life of the most purest person. Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam
Sallam told us alienation in the law Ebola Yakubu ilaqua, right.
That Indeed Allah subhanho wa Taala is good and pure and does not accept anything that is not good and pure. Right? So Allah subhanho wa Taala does not accept anything except that it should be good and pure. And there's no nothing strange in this because as Allah subhanho wa Taala taught us in his book that pure matters are for pure people. And evil matters are for evil people. So if Allah subhanho wa Taala is pure, how can it be that Allah subhanho wa Taala accepts anything lesser than that which is good accepts anything lesser than that which is pure. Right? So the sort of loss of Allah for Allah He was seldom said Indeed Allah is pure and Allah subhanho wa Taala does not accept
anything that is pure. And with regards to this, Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us, for example, in the ayah that we heard earlier on regarding the angels and when the angels take the lives of certain people. So Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us in sutra
which is Surah number 16. In a number 32 a lengthy letter terrafirma ebina kulula Salam Alikum otaku Jana Bhima Quantum tamanu pay attention to this ayah My dear brothers and sisters
Is those whose lives the angels take, once they are in a pious state, right? pious state meaning pure from all evil, and only worshipping Allah subhanho wa Taala. Right. So they are in a pious state. And if we look at the term ebina alladhina tato, for whom Allah
ebihara, then here, we would understand that they are in a pure and good state as well, because the reality of people who are in a pious state is that they are in a pure and good state as well. So, what is the result, and what is the price for those in a pure and good state. In this ayah Allah says that the angels say to them on the hulu's agenda, enter into Gen, y enter into Gen, y enter into gender Bhima quantum terminal, because of the pure things that you used to do so, Allah. So, this is really, you know, highlights for us the importance of goodness and purity in our lives, the goodness and purity in everything that we see in everything that we you know, say in everything that
we do, even in the people that we marry, even in the children that we try to raise even in the communities that we live amidst and within right and so on and so forth. Our aim should be to bring to be pure people and people of goodness, and bring about goodness and purity to those within our sphere of influence, and everybody has different spheres of influence, everybody has different spheres of influence, right? Some people have different positions in society, that that brings a much larger, vast number of the community irrespective of their ethnic backgrounds or languages or sects and divisions and so on and so forth, within their remit, right within this view of of
excellence. So, irrespective of your sphere of excellence, being a Muslim entails you striving to be pious, obviously, which means being good and pure. And then you aiming to effect purity and goodness within your sphere of influence. Allah subhanho wa Taala says, as well salaamu alaykum debitum for the region and I want you to just take note of the temp Baba, right, which refers to purity. So in the first IFBB now this is from pub, and libitum. This also is from the term pub. This is the same word. It's just different formations. of the same word Allah subhanho wa Taala says in Surah Zoomer which is the 39th surah.
I am number 73. Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah says, peace be upon you, you have done well. To meaning you have done that which is good, and you have done that which is pure. So enter here to abide there in forever meaning enter into Jenna into the good and pure place to abide there in the most purest of ways and good and the best of ways which is to reside in forever. Allah subhanho wa Taala in Surah Noor or surah number 24 in Ayah number 26 Allah subhanho wa Taala says elizabeta to the hubby him, Wahhabi, Sunil hubitat what even what the Ebola You bet, right? So imagine a blue paper to my hand is bringing up these is to establish and cement the the message of this particular
chapter which is the importance of falling in love with goodness and falling in love with purity and understanding that Allah chose and as Allah chooses, Allah is pure and doesn't choose anything except that it must be upon, you know.
Excellent purity, right? So and now he's further driving home that was evidences from Revelation. So Allah subhanho wa Taala in this ayah says that bad statements are for bad people, right and this is one of the proceeds of the I know the Tafseer of the is also bad people or for bad people. And this is fine, all the meanings are inclusive in the linguistic structure of this particular area. Right. So bad words are for bad people and bad, bad words.
or bad statements or for bad people as well as bad people or for bad people. People have bad character four people have bad character. A person cannot say that he has or she has good character when they have inclination towards that which is considered bad manners. Right? There's definitely an issue. Right? So Allah says that good words and good statements are for good people. And good people are for good people. The pure for the pure, the pure are for the pure, and that's why Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us in his book that for the the the the adulterer that no one should engage in a marriage contract with this person except an adulterous and vice versa.
May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect because adultery is impure. Right? And adultery is one of the major sins and adultery comes with the mighty punishment. And if you ponder over the Sharia, my dear brothers and sisters, you will see that Allah has set rewards for everything that is good and pure. And everything that has a punishment attached to it. It can never be good and pure, no matter how much your mind wants it to be good and pure. No matter how much your desires want it to be good and pure.
matter how you try and justify it, you know, you try and think of it from this angle and that angle from rational from intellectuality. From experience from custom, no matter what angle you try to, you know, attack the particular discussion from to try and prove that it's fine for us to do it. The bottom line is you have to ask yourself, Is there a punishment for this or not?
Is there a punishment for this or not? Or has Allah spoken about it in a praiseworthy way or a disliked way?
Right, that's the bottom line. And if the question is, yes, Allah has spoken about it in a disliked way, then no matter how well you try to justify the net result will be that it is always impure. This is the litmus test. The litmus test is to ask yourself, when you you know when you when you 5050, when you neither here nor there, is this a good thing to do or not ask yourself, has Allah cited a punishment for it? Or has Allah cited a dislike for it? That's the litmus test. If yes, then no matter how much you try and justify it, the net result is it's evil. The net result is it's impure. And yes, evil is of different levels. And impurities are of different levels, and goodnesses
of different levels. And purity is of different levels. And as I said earlier, that is why genders have different levels, and gender is of different levels because Allah subhanho wa Taala is just Allah subhanho wa Taala doesn't make the one who does something impure of a lower level the same as a person who does something impure of a higher level, right? That's what civil law does constitutional law does constitutional law, or,
you know, the law that you and I are accustomed to,
that the government's bring about. And obviously, they have different types we have coded law, or, or common law and so on and so forth. But these types of laws, they don't differentiate between these levels in in many circumstances, I'm not saying in every circumstance, but in many circumstances they don't. And proof of it is for the brothers and sisters who perhaps one day, one day, one day one day, you know, somehow well you know, you are driving down a hill and you are thinking about something important. And somehow you'll come in three or four or five kilometres over the speed limit when normally you drive five kilometers below the speed limit. Right? I'm going to
end up here for the break but I just want you to go off with something to smile about oh cry about the love understand that what happens the camera flashes you and you have to pay the fine
so the camera treats you the same as the people who speed everyday anyway, the camera won't say this person always drives below the speed limit. The law will say this person drives always below the speed limit. He's a human being we take human nature into consideration right? We take human nature into consideration that doesn't really happen so Allah subhanho wa Taala is just and Allah subhanho wa Taala is pure. And with these few words My dear brothers and sisters we come to the end of our first session inshallah, we will take a break we will take a break be in the ledger Let us meet at 9:55am maca time insha Allah Allahu Allah sallallahu wasallam or Baraka Allah and Amina Muhammad wa
ala alihi wa sahbihi Jamaat
Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim al hamdu Lillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah ala alihi wa sahbihi wa salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. My dear brothers and sisters, welcome back after our short break, I'm sure you had in the first reading. When he was reading there were these aircrafts flying over his house I've actually visited his Chairman Dubai, Mashallah. He stays
at a place where the planes fly quite low as the either taking off from the airport or landing from the airport and I believe every 90 seconds there's a plane that lands so you can actually hear it
in the classroom as Emirates Airlines Mashallah touches down in Dubai. All praise belongs to Allah subhanho wa Taala for lifting so much steel into the skies indeed only Allah subhanho wa Taala can do that. Brothers and sisters very quickly, let's listen to brother he shall read for us the following chapter regarding the obligation to know the guidance of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam and thereafter inshallah we will begin production Please go ahead. barakallahu.
Li Shan is mercy upon him, said regarding the obligation to know the guidance of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam. From here it is understood the overriding necessity
For the slaves to know the messenger sallallahu wasallam and the message which he brought,
because there is no path to success except that his hands, no to no good from evil except through him. So no matter how urgent the need, or how great the necessity, the need of the slave for the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is far above it.
And what is your opinion are the one whose guidance is concealed from you, and whose message corrupts your heart in a moment, but only living hard feels this for a wound is not felt by a dead man.
And if happiness is dependent upon upon his solemn love, while you're still in the guidance, it is incumbent upon every person who loves salvation for himself, to know his guidance and his life story, and always and all his affairs in order to avoid the path of the ignorant. And the deeper in this matter vary between those with a little knowledge. This was much of knowledge and those who know nothing whatsoever and bowties
and Allah is the owner of great
Should I continue to
carry my widgets just waiting for the aircraft to to pass over Alhamdulillah
please mute your microphone for us to zachman Okay.
So brothers and sisters, this is just a short and sassy
you know, summary
by the summarizer Mr. Mohammed bin Abdul Wahab, from the La Jolla la
Mola in his original book definitely had much more to say, in fact, what
he does, before moving on to the next portion of the book, after this particular portion is actually take us on a journey, a brief journey
through the life of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So, you know, after we know that Allah has chosen Mohammed sallallahu, Alayhi, wasallam, and Ray and given him a rank that though as he enjoyed, and that Allah gave him because Allah is pure, and does not choose anything that is pure, so he is pure, and his message is pure, and to get the pure, and you have to be upon the purity that he came with sallallahu alayhi wasallam, then this teaches us the obligation of knowing the messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam, because there's no way to gain the purity if you don't learn about the pure man who bought or brought rather this particular purity. And that is what the author
says, From the outset, you know, even in the summary, he says, From here it is understood the overriding necessity for the slaves to know the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam from where from the chapter before this and from the introduction, this is what the author is saying, but to la de la. And during the notes you actually saw.
You know, very, you know, there was a very eloquent piece where he says, but only a living heart feels this for a wound is not felt by a dead man. Right? Only a living heart feels the need for guidance, and feels the hurt of corruption, only a living heart. And we're talking about spiritually living, not physically living, but spiritually living.
A lot of the time our focus is on the physical elements of life. And we have very little remembrance for the spiritual matters, the metaphysical aspects of our life that have, you know, physical or tangible results really, even though it's metaphysical, but the results are tangible. I mean, even though you know, guidance is not something you can hold, but the result of it is very much tangible, we feel the effects of guidance and if not, we will come to feed it when we entered into paradise.
May Allah subhanho wa Taala and test them and protect us from the hellfire. I mean, you're a brand I mean, so.
You know, he eloquently says here that
only a living heart feels this no and the wound is not felt by a dead man. This particular portion here that a wound is not felt by a dead man. This is actually part of Arabic poetry. And in some of the publications, we actually have a footnote that tells us where this piece of Arabic poetry came from. It's by a famous poet known as a lieutenant B. And the actual line of poetry is, whoever dwells in disgrace, get used to it, for a wound is not felt by a dead man. Right? very eloquent line of poetry once again, whoever dwells in disgrace get used to it for a wound is not felt by a dead man may Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us from being spiritually spiritually dead. I mean, so
brothers and sisters, you know, knowing about Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam isn't you know is from the obligatory matters Why? Because we have no way to Allah except
Upon the way of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And that's why, you know, if you quickly flick through the next chapters, you will see that, you know, the author will be now discussing the guidance of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam with many of our matches, that, you know, are important to us in terms of our journey to the Hereafter, such as, you know, regarding the guidance of the messenger with regards to his will do regarding the guidance of the messenger with regards to his prayer, regarding the guidance of the messenger with regards to other things like his charity, and all other matters. So, Pamela, you'll see it all in this book and he will title it or it will be
titled under this all important heading, you know, the guidance of the messenger with regards to this the guidance of the messenger with regards to this teaching us that look, you know, this is, this is the only guidance that should matter. And this is the guidance that you need to let, so, let us ask ourselves, how did he pray, let us ask ourselves, how did he speak? How did he let us ask ourselves, how did he eat? Let us ask ourselves, how did he, you know, marry How was he with his spouses? How was he as a father as a parent? How was he as a community community member, let us take the guidance from the best person and as well as the NSA in his bukalapak Candela config rasulillah.
He also told Hazara, that indeed, in the Messenger of Allah is a perfect example, in every matter of your life, right, OSHA, OSHA is an indefinite word, and this indefinite word exists in a sentence that is considered positive. Right? So and there's a principle in jurisprudence methodology that an indefinite word in a positive sentence entails the meaning of the sentence being General, right.
This is a principle in effect, right, especially in the discussion around the land act or the implications of, of wordings and sentences. This is a chapter in the science known as Super jurisprudence methodology. So this word is an indefinite word in a positive sentence, because the sentence is positive unless you can accept that indeed in the messenger, right, from a language perspective, we consider this a positive sentence. So an indefinite word in a positive sentence entails the meaning being General, which means that Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam is a perfect example for us in every aspect of our life, not just in, in, in matters of worship, or in
those matters that you and I consider, from the outset, you know, direct worship of Allah are those matters that can only be for Allah subhanho wa Taala, they can only be for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala. This is not what we are.
This is not what the I say, the ayah is saying that the that you know, the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is a perfect example in matters related to worship, and even those matters that are not worshipped from the outset. You know, those matches which require a particular intention to become worship, you know, those matters that are specific to matters of the dunya. Right? If you open the books, or fifth, you see the scholars are fit, they divide.
They divide the subject matters into two into two categories. They have personality Baghdad, and Kissin Elmo,
right. So they have the chapters of worship and the chapters of transactions, more or less.
And, in the chapter off, transactions are more or less, you'd have kuttabul Bear or the book of trade, and then the book related to marriage and divorce and custody and the book related to judiciary and the book related civil matters, and so on and so forth. So more or less is a section that the scholars placed, that would entail all those matters that are, you know, attached to you being a human being in this world, living in it as an entire living in interdependent communities. Right, so those are matters of the dunya. Right? And yes, the Sharia has come to recalibrate those matters as well, and come to a guidance to those matters. But then we have disciplinary bad debt,
which is the section pertaining to worship, those matters that you cannot know except through revelation.
And even if your mind could know parts of it, it would be you know, just general matters pertaining to those parts, not specifics. Revelation had to come. Revelation had to come. And that's why Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he would go to the cave,
you know, disagreeing with the way of the courage because his natural disposition, or his fitrah never allowed him to accept the ways never allowed him to accept the ways but my dear brothers and sisters, he he never knew how to worship Allah either. Right? Even though his mind didn't allow him to accept because yes, our minds do have rational hand, right? Allah gave us the ability to think, and we do have a natural disposition. So even though the mind could understand that this is wrong, but the mind did not have the ability, you know,
with regards to the specifics in terms of the worship of Allah, so Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would go to the cave and that's why Allah subhana wa
Alan Toronto has a slower agenda cabal length ahead. Right ball in the Arabic language refers to
linguistically would say something which is vile is something which is lost something which has gone astray, like a lost camel, it's gone straight left the pack, for example, right. But in this particular ayah, the translation of barley is not gone astray or lost. Because the Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was never lost, Allah was guiding him from before he was born, the situation in terms of giving him the situations around the more conducive to him becoming a prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, right from his father passing away, and then the way his mother passed away and the age that she passed away at and you know, everything and inshallah we'll discuss this
because we are going to stop at this chapter for a couple of lessons or more, because we want to just take
an overview of the life of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam, before we actually dive into his guidance pertaining to purity, which is the chapter that that follows, so Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was not misguided, per se. Because Allah placed, you know, with him elements of guidance from the, you know, from his heart being cut, and his chest being washed, or he's just being cut in his heart, and chest being washed. And, you know, even the upbringing, from from his from going to the outskirts, and then with his mother and then with, with with his grandfather, and then with Abu Talib, and then all the elements that happened, or circumstances that occurred during
those periods. And then how apathetic took him for trade. And when he met the Christian monk, the hero, and so on, and so forth. All these elements were there, in terms of guidance, and even even if we, if we take, you know, his life, up to the point of prophethood, just before the crash, we're almost entering into warfare with regards to the development right, the black stone and who should place the black stone in its place, after they renovated the character. So even with regards to that the elements of him being an arbitrator and reconciliation, and being a person of guidance and goodness and purity was, was around him even in terms of events and how Allah used him so he was
And that is why to translate the ayah as we found you misguided and then we guided you is not an appropriate translation, brothers and sisters, what what gender cabal and fadda would refer to we, we found you not upon complete guidance. And we reveal to you and guided you, meaning you didn't know how to worship allied we taught you how to worship Allah. And this is a great blessing from Allah subhanho wa Taala. Right. We found you pondering and thinking and deliberating How can you worship Allah. And then we teach how to worship Allah teaching us brothers and sisters, that our minds don't have the abilities, right?
To understand everything to know everything, and coming back to how the fukai have divided the books they divided based on this, they said that look, we have a section which has elements of the Sharia that no one can understand. Only revelation can bring
us this particular information in its macro and micro level, which is sada and all the hora Sala, zeca, fasting and Hajj.
And then we have matters which intellectually we can, you know, forge a way forward and understand how to use and understand what is beneficial, right, like trade, like getting married, and so on and so forth. And the Sherry I came and never came with, you know, too many details pertaining to draw that came with details that allowed us to recalibrate it and, and use the those elements that our minds are able to fathom, in a way that's conducive for both for all of mankind, both the individuals for mankind, as well as the communities for mankind. Right. So
that is why we, you know, it's important that we know the messenger, because it's impossible for us to know all of goodness, based on our mindsets. And this is another response to those people who put the apple who put the intellectuality and their minds right in front of us. They put it in front of Revelation, they put it in front of Revelation, or they have this concept that they after is enough for them to ascertain success from the life that they live in this world. It's impossible. So my dear brothers and sisters, if you want purity, you have to know the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam because we have no door to Revelation except via Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And
that's why one of the foster mothers have Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and will come to hear about her. She was an honorable person and
in the books of Hadith, she's actually decided and you know, the chapter of the honorable once she goes, she cried with Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam passed away. Right? And inshallah we'll discuss her name and discuss the story again, when we come to it. She cried when Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam passed away? No, it wasn't had him. And they they they said to her that, you know, oh, honorable person.
the prophets, the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has gone to a blessed place. And she says, I know he's gotten to a blessed place. But this is not the reason why I'm crying. I'm crying now because the door that we had to Revelation has become shattered. So Pamela, look at the people who walked the face of this earth, before I send the first generation of Islam, Allahu Akbar. And this was a female, by the way, again, highlighting female scholarship in Israel, and highlighting the role that the females have to play that today's Viola we can we are in all of the state, but then this understanding, this was the reality of the females at the time of the messenger
sallallahu alayhi wa sallam as well, substantial. There wasn't, you know, looking around at other civilizations around them and seeing what the females of those civilizations are doing and and then developing an inferiority complex as a result of it. No, they there was no identity crisis, they knew who they were, they knew where they were going, and they knew how they needed it. You know, then you how to get there successfully. Because the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam broad perspective with him. And this is the reality of Revelation and this is the reality of prophets and messengers being sent. That perspective comes back to humanity after Shelton puts them
upon concision, Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us from shavonne protect us from evil eye, protect us from Sahara and black magic, protect us from all the evils of shape and protect our families, protect our loved ones protect our friends protect Oh Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and all those who have been afflicted by Chopin and the evils of shavon and magic members of Hannah who Allah cured them
sooner rather than later. I mean, they are blind I mean, so
the reality of the messenger is my dear brothers and sisters.
The reality My dear brothers and sisters is that we
you know, need to find out what Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam did and what did he say? And what did he teach us? Because the reality is my dear brothers and sisters, as we first said, the mind cannot tell us all of this number one number two, number two, my dear brothers and sisters.
We live in an age where people attribute things to Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Irrespective of media, right? How many WhatsApp messages do you get when people say so and so person has passed away beside the suit so many times and please spread it? Right The other day, I got a message that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
Sorry, I got a message on WhatsApp the other day yes. Which said there's so many days left to Ramadan. There's 89 days to left to Ramadan, please send this message to others for the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that whoever tells people about Ramadan, the fire of janin will be made haram for them. Right? These are messages that go around. So now everybody all of a sudden wants to talk about the messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam and they want to talk about him without him. Right? So we must learn as well. This is another reason why we need to learn it becomes obligatory to learn about the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So we as the Omar Mohamed
Salah, Allahu Allah, he was lm do not misrepresent Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam You know what? It You know, that's where the tragedy is. The tragedy is not in the non Muslims misrepresenting him the tragedies in the Muslims misrepresenting Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam because the number stems, you know, no, no Muslim is going to take them seriously because we know that they have enmity. But the problem happens when a people who are seen to be people who love a line is received, they go ahead and misrepresent the people, or misrepresent the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, right? And as a result, misrepresent the deen and misrepresent the
Muslims as well. This is where the tragedy is, my dear brothers and sisters, this is where the tragedy is. Right? And we need to become acute to this and in our understanding, because when people see you as someone who loves the line, and then you end up spreading messages of ignorance, people are going to accept it because they don't see you as, as as, as somebody who, you know, would intend any harm to the sun and up and and obviously, we're not saying that those who send these misinformed messages mean harm, they only mean good. It's out of goodness and happiness and, and wish fullness that they're going ahead and spreading these messages. But this is the reality of the time. You
know, before when I was growing up as a young boy before emails was was the phenomenon.
In the early 90s, for example, I remember the you know, chain letters used to go around chain letters, real letters, real letters, I remember I was like seven years old. And
around 1990 I remember I actually was in class. And this letter was going around and they said you have to write your name on this letter, and you have to give it to another person. Otherwise something bad will happen to you. So Pamela, and this is happening in class. Now today we have emails if you delete this email, something bad will happen to you. Now we have WhatsApp messages. And these emails are like you could Yes, it was much. The reach was far greater than letters, but somehow
There was some control now you have WhatsApp, which reaches out of proportion. Right? So we live in that age where,
you know, we live in the age of technology. But coverable buried that which was far from us is Leah, all sorts of information is in front of us at the click of a button, guided information as well as misguided information. The only way we are going to differentiate between the two is if we take the instruction of the author when he speaks about the obligatory nature of learning about the messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam, so that you do not misrepresent the messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam, so that you do not misrepresent Islam so that you do not misrepresent the Muslims, especially when you are ambassadors to Islam, and the Muslims in Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah knows
best so we must be proper, my dear brothers and sisters with regards to what we share of this religion. And this is another reason why we need to learn about the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam also another reason my dear brothers and sisters is that you know, matches of this Deen or the knowledge of this religion is of two types. The first type is that knowledge which is far blind, it's an individual obligation upon every human being to know.
And the second type is titled farrokh keyfile, which is a communal obligation, right, communal obligation. So this matches in terms of the Sherry add that if a few people in the community know it, obligation is lifted off the rest, not everybody needs to know it. However, they are matters that everybody needs to know, it's not enough that only the landed people know it. Because every Muslim needs to know this, and that's an American hapa Bravo. And he would stand at the doors of the markets of Medina. And he would give people a quick test in transactions in trade. Right, a quick oral interview, right. And if they didn't know he'd prevent them from coming into the market, and
maybe punish them for attempting to enter the market without knowing because now they're putting themselves in line of doing that, which could be from the most, you know, series of sins. And that would result in them going to the Hellfire, like Libra, for example. Many people enter into Riba they don't know. Okay, so you didn't know. So you're not going to be taken to account for not knowing a meeting, because you did that out of ignorance, but you will be taken to account for not finding out you will be taken to a conference of lending brothers and sisters. Right. So understand this is not a life that Allah created without purpose without a system. It's just a life in play and
so on and so forth. No, Allah created you created this life and knows us better than we know ourselves. So, we have that knowledge, which is which is which is an individual obligation, the nature of it is,
you know, is that that the *tier, intense everybody by it, and we have those actions that the cheriya intends the practice by it. So, if the Sharia intends the practice, this is known as communal obligation, that as long as the practice is done, irrespective of who does it, the obligation is lifted. And then if the Sharia intends the individual, this is known as foreign ally, right, which means everybody has to do it. And if other people do it, and you don't do it, it's still compulsory upon you, right? So, this is, because of this understanding, we understand why it's also again important for us to learn from or learn the life of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa
sallam, and not just his life, but his guidance, his guidance, right. And the reason why I say this is is that we are more proactive and more robust in our study of the life of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam in Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah knows best with regards to Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wasallam then, he is the final messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and he was a messenger. And we discussed in earlier episodes the difference between a messenger and a prophet and Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is the final messenger, and also the mussel Allahu alayhi wa sallam is the best of all messengers, and Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is
also Hari LA and hamdulillah we've shared this in previous episodes together. As for his name, then he is Mohammed evening Abdullah ibn Abdullah Taliban Hashem Ibn Abd manaf even even Caleb even Maura even kept even though I even hide it even fear even medic, it'd be number even kena even Hosea even Mutharika, even ilias even mobile ebenhaezer even mad even adnet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Now inshallah you can get this from the recording didn't lie to Allah or insha Allah
the students who are taking notes you can
write to me and I can I can send you in sha Allah
this you know this piece of information for for the notes and May Allah subhanho wa Taala reward the students involved with the notes, but I am going to put a disclaimer across brothers and sisters, that
the the actual notes that you find us to the notes and the apostle or from the outset, you should be
listening to the audio and taking your own notes right because obviously, the students that are making the class notes are same like you they're listening and writing at the same time and they definitely will be things that are missed.
But in general, I do browse through
the notes but please note the disclaimer that there can be mistakes in it and from the outset, we must stick to the audio and Allah subhanho wa Taala knows best about the Shabbat Hamlet has sourced the English translation of the names of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam his lineage and hamdulillah you can see it on whiteboard for On white board for Barack Luffy comm
so this is obviously the lineage of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam and obviously the lineage goes up to Adam and his Salah.
But the reason why we stopped at Adnan is because the lineage up to Adnan is
agreed upon by the scholars, the lineage up to advance is agreed upon by
the scholars and those who are specialists in lineage, right, those scholars who specialized in lineage, they all agree that the grandfather's mentioned here are definitely from the grandfathers in the lineage of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam and they don't differ as well, that Atlanta Atlanta is from the children of his marriage, and his Salah is from the children of his marriage and he said I'm and I told you earlier brothers and sisters that all the prophets after Ibrahim Alayhi Salaam go back to Ibrahim Alayhi Salam via either is married at Islam or is Huck Allah His Salah May Allah give us with them in Jana Lima salatu salam
and all the prophets actually go back to Abraham and he Salaam via his heart and he said, and this is the case with all the prophets besides Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam for he goes back to Ibraheem alehissalaam via is married to his son and his first son is married and this is the correct opinion that his first son was married and inshallah we will discuss this just now insha Allah. So Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is from the children of Israel and from the children of Ibrahim alayhis. Salam Adnan is from the children of of his married Annie Salaam. So as you can see, Atlanta is in this portion of the lineage of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. That is agreed
the scholars Rahmatullahi alley.
And with regards to the child of Ibrahim Alayhi Salah, who was placed under the knife of Ibrahim alayhi salam, then this was smart Illa Allah He Salah, this was his meriel Allah, his Salah. And the reason why I cite this is just a continuation from my earlier point that is very it was the firstborn, there is a statement of some, some who
misunderstood this who said that is Huck was the firstborn is Huck was the firstborn. And what's clear is that they took this from
the Torah and Allah subhanho wa Taala. Allah knows best and from the Torah and not just the Torah, but the change dementors of the Torah and why we say that this is from the change matters in the Torah is because the Quran teaches us that the first child of of Ibrahim Alayhi Salam was married at insana both directly and through observation, both directly as well as through observation. So the first child of Ibraheem alehissalaam was, is married AlLahi Salaam and this was the child that Allah that Allah subhanho wa Taala gave to Ibrahim Alayhi, Salam via
via hajra. right because his wife, Sarah, she was unable to conceive. So Allah subhanho wa Taala, Allah
gave him this child through sorrow, sorry, through Hydra. And obviously, when hajer got this particular child was blessed with this child. You know, human nature took over sada and the jealousy became heated. And Allah subhanho wa Taala, then commanded Ibrahim alayhi salam to take sorrow, and sorry to take hajer with young baby is very solemn, to the valley, the inhabited Valley, the strange Valley, the valley that had nothing in it, no water, no plantations and nothing and that's a story which we touched upon earlier. May Allah subhanho wa Taala give us with all the prophets of Allah subhanho wa Taala engender me. So the correct opinion and the only opinion really that opinion is
extremely weak and should be discarded? Is that the first child I was married? And through observation, we understand this My dear brothers and sisters because Allah subhanho wa Taala tested the man of Ibraheem alehissalaam with his son and his
Married was the second son, then would that be a complete test? Would that be a complete test?
You know, if married was the second son and he already had his half, then the test would not be entirely complete because through human nature naturally a parent loves the first child. And the love or has a love for the first child in a way that you know is special is special. This is human nature. So it's very was the second child and Allah subhanho wa Taala. Here is commanding Ibrahim Alayhi. Salam to put a knife to the throat of his second child. Yes, this is difficult, no doubt. But would the test be as complete? As if Allah asked him to put a knife to the throat of his first child? No, it wouldn't have been complete. So this further
nullifies the view that the first child was his Huck, no, the first child was
the first child was,
it's very, very solemn. And that's how the test was complete. And that's how the rank of Ibrahim was raised in completeness, because the test was complete that he passed, he asked Allah for 90 years for the child, as some of the scholars have received, say, and Allah subhanho, Allah gave him a summary of his setup. And that was his first child. And Allah commanded him to take his child far away. And then Allah commanded him to place the knife on his on his neck. So the this
this is testimony to the view that indeed, the first child was his maid and he set up so this is through observation also. If we look in the Quran in surah, hood in ayah, number 17, and I am number 71, sort of who I am number 17. I am number 71.
We see Allah subhanho wa Taala saying latter half in Nelson Mandela call me Luke, one Morocco who
is half woman who is happy. So for those who ponder over this idea, we see a lot of people who are telling us when about the angels that visited Ibrahim it cetera. And Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us that when the angels visited Ibrahim and gave him glad tidings of a child and the wife
of Ibrahim alayhi salam, you know, she she was out of excitement, and happiness. She laughed. And the angels after giving glad tidings of his heart, they gave glad tidings of hope. So now we know that Yahoo is the son of his hack. Yeah, who is the son of his hack? Right? So if the angels are telling you that story, telling Ibrahim alayhis salam, that you are going to have a son, and that son is going to be his hack, and after he's happy, he's going to have a son. And that son is going to be a quote, meaning Oh, Ibrahim, you are going to be a grandfather. Right? If
for those who have common sense, and you ponder over this idea, you will see that it is impossible that Allah asked zebra him to put a knife to the neck of Yaqoob. Because that would, sorry, a knife to the neck of his help and his Salah, right, because, obviously, Ibrahim would have known from the outset that you know, his son is not going to pass away. His hack is not going to pass away, because I'm going to have a grandson through his hack. And how can the grandson happen if it's half passes away? So it would have been a, you know, it would have been a fruitless exercise. Right? It would have been a fruitless exercise. Had it been that Allah subhanho wa Taala asked Ibrahim alayhi salam
to put a knife to the throat of his heart, when Abraham knew that his hand was going to have a son, that would be the grandson of Ibrahim known as the boob and he was salatu salam so I hope you follow me this is just a bit of deduction My dear brothers and sisters and all this has been mentioned by Rahmatullahi it
in the original version of the book another proving how incorrect those are when they say that his heart was the firstborn is Allah subhanho wa Taala saying for them Islam Allah tala Hulu jabeen Juana De La Hoya Abraham but so Dr. ruja in Napa Valley College the machine in the hands Allahu Allah will move in Medina who be the bane of him without nearly he feel sad. salmonella Ibrahim Cavalli calendula seen in the homie rebellion and meaning, right, so Allah subhanho wa Taala says this in pseudo effect, right in ayah, number 103 to 111. So lots of people who uttered essays all this talking about the test of Ibrahim Alayhi Salam and how do we pass the test and how you put a
knife to the neck and Allah lifted the test off Ibrahim and Allah put a ram in place of Ibrahim and Allah says that and Allah made the practice of sacrificing the ram of practice to the day of pm and we will do it right during the Hajj period for those who don't go for hedge and even for those who go for hedge, they are able to do that here. This practices is from the blessings of Ibrahim alayhis salam, right so Allah raised he brought him and he salami
rang through this test and Allah says karate connection we've seen that this is how we reward the doers of good in their home in Tibet, meaning indeed he was from our believing
slaves. Now if you go further into the next ayah, which is number 112, in in Soraka suffered a loss of subhanho wa Taala then says after this after this incident after Allah saved Ibrahim from
you know or save the night from cutting is married and he Salam and lifted the test of Ibrahim after this. Allah subhanho wa Taala says Oba Sharma who is happened to be a Minnesota, Allahu Allah subhanho wa Taala says that after all this, then we gave glad tidings to Ibrahim about his Huck who we will make a profit and he will be from the righteous as well. Now in a in Allah, right. So we see here, brothers and sisters, you know, evidence through deduction from the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala, as well as evidence through common sense as to why the correct opinion is that is married AlLahi Salam was the child that Allah subhanho wa Taala tested Ibraheem alehissalaam with and also
why we would say that is married early he Salam was the first child of Ibrahim alayhi salam. And as I refer to La Jolla, and he says that and my ad, in this particular book, he says that
even Tamia refer to La Jolla, and they actually said that the view that the first child was his hack was actually taken by the Torah and that portion of the of the Torah that was changed, that was changed. And it makes sense brothers and sisters, why, you know, the people of the Torah would want to change, who would want to change their book? And who can quickly tell me why, why this particular point?
is a point that would be changed or edited or deleted from the Torah, anyone with a quick answer off the top of their head?
Because it's made Allah He Salam
was, yes, he was he Oh, he he was the father of the Arabs. And Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam was from the Arabs, right? So Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was not from, but
you know, from Israel, as we then came to know it Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was from the children of
Israel, Elisa Lam, who is the father of the Arabs. So and we know that the Jews wanted the final prophet to be from them. And this is manifesting in the story of the monk Rasulullah sallallahu, alayhi wasallam. And it took a journey.
Some sources say he was 12. Other sources say he was nine when when a blue party took him to,
to the Sham region for trade, and then on the way they met the hero of the monk. And this monk said, don't take him further.
Because the Jews will harm him if they find out that you know the size of the prophet to come out with an Arab and from a person who's not from them.
Right. So, this is clear motive. Normally, we look for motive, right? Whenever crime is done, we say what was the motive we need to find motive here. This is my judiciary side coming out brothers and sisters. I mean, as you know, I've trained as a judge, in my three years master's program, so
forgive me if I slip off topic a little bit in this way. But I think there's a correlation, right? If we if we say what was the motive for the Jews to actually delete this part of the Torah, then the motive is clearly there because Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was not a prophet from them. So even Tamia, Allah, Allah says, This is from the edited part of the Torah. And a formation of it being edited is from the many evidences in the Quran, which clearly gives us an understanding that is as clear as the sun and understanding beyond doubt that the first son of Abraham and his son was in alayhis salam. And the sun that was put under the knife was
was, was married and he Salam and Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah knows best Allah subhanho wa Taala knows best moving on. My dear brothers and sisters, in terms of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, then the place of his birth was none other than Mecca. The place of his birth was none other than Mecca. You know, inside of Makkah, he was born inside of Mecca. And he was born during the year of the elephants. Now, obviously then there were no birth certificates and governments and so on and so forth. As you and I know it now, but Allah subhanho wa Taala made a major event happen and that's what people normally told time. They would normally you know, benchmark a certain thing now against
a major incident that happened in the past, and obviously they knew a year and a year consisted of 12 months. So they will normally say
Two years after the year of the elephant, right, or during the year of the elephant, or a year before the year of the elephant, because the year of the elephant was a massive, massive event that, you know, was understood, you know, around the peninsula. And perhaps even understood, Allen was best given the, you know, the nature of it by even the service civilizations that were on either side of the peninsula. So it was well known, it wasn't something unknown. So wherever you met, and you said, Well, this happened this year, or this time before this particular year, or this time after this particular people understood. And the year of the elephant refers to the famous
story of King Abraham, who decided to build this amazing palace,
around Yemen, or in that particular region, so that he could shift the visitors that visited the carrabba, and bring them to this mighty
church, this mighty church. Why? Because of trade, and today, trade is a motive really, as well, we're talking about motives, that's continued trade is a motive, why countries go to war. And why still, you know, you hear on the TV strategic partnerships, what are the strategic partnerships that are made these strategic partnerships come about when people are looking after their own, you know, looking after their own, that it's, it makes sense for us to have this strategic alignment with this country, because this particular country, for example, controls this canal, for example. And this canal is very strategic to trade and movement of merchandise from one end of the world to the other.
So we need people who control this canal, and we need to be in a good setting with them. So we have access to use it, and so on and so forth. Right? So back in the day, there was colonialism, where
countries would go and overtake as the countries overtake other countries and, and make them obsolete, or depending on the type of colonialism, if you look at British colonialism, then they will overtake a country and make their people obsolete and place their own people in the positions of power. Right. And the effects of this is manifest today that all the countries that were were left by the British after independence was gained. You know, those countries had people who really didn't have a mighty ability to run those countries. Let's be honest, if you look at Africa and other parts of the world, or what you and I call quote unquote, the developing countries or third
world countries, right there, once the the British left,
they you know, what was left behind why people that were not trained up enough
to look after the country. And that is why, you know, this whole concept of succession is important, important in your organization's and I haven't forgotten that we have a lot of Mashallah dour individuals here. And as I said, the course is not.
Or it's not exclusive to you all, but mainly for you. All right. So even in your organization's your Islamic institutions, you got to make sure that you run it in such a way, whereby the succession and healthy succession where a person can come in after you and inshallah do better than you used to do. And that happens by training people up well, and being a person who looks after the message more than himself, you know, we must make sure that our that our organizations call to the message and not to the organization, we must make sure that we call to the message and not to ourselves, it shouldn't be that, you know, we if you're a student of knowledge, and there's another student of
knowledge, who knows more than, you know, you used to refrain from announcing this person, you know,
to the message to the people who don't know about it, you might be blessed with a following, right? But today, rarely do you find people say, you know what, Chef, so and so's student of knowledge, so and so go and learn with him, go there, go and ask him. He knows more than me. Rarely do you find this, you know, it's actually seen as belittling to do that, no, this is not judging people's intentions. But this is me talking to you all heart to heart, let's not enter that game. My dear brothers and sisters, let's not enter that game.
I was calling to lie to him. And my teachers, I read the formula, I fondly recall the call them recall them sending me two different t shirts, happily, that asked so and so is more knowledgeable in financial matters what like I recall this from one of my teachers telling me that you know what, Chuck said in this particular matter, so and so he's more knowledgeable than me, please go check with him. hamdulillah you know, so this is what how we've been trained, and it's absolutely normal.
But we find, you know, when the western narrative kicks in,
and then it kicks in, in our scene, right?
Then it becomes different whereby we, you know, Chevron spins us and makes us according to our way our organization, our name and and and then we forget about the message really, we forget about the message really and, and this requires thought I know these are the early stages that where we see this new age dour, but I'm sure very soon. Some of the young people in this class will probably probably be writing thesis is maybe 1015 years down the line, you know, analytical thesis
pertaining to the hour in the late 90s, or perhaps of the late 90s. But more specifically at the turn of the century, and how it became and the effects of it in 2013, for example, and I definitely see these analytical researchers happening in the future. So let us not be those people, my dear brothers and sisters, right there as the people who call to the message, this is a footnote, yes, but nonetheless important. Let us be people who call to the message, and not be people who call to ourselves, right? We are all here to serve the message of Islam. We're not here to serve ourselves. And it allows and all of Islam is in calling to the message is according to the message, it's not
about how many Yes, you know, we want to have a sign and get the following and reach out hamdulillah. So the edge of the spread, and if that's your intention, that's noble, but it shouldn't be about you know, market share, as we see in the corporate world who can grab more of the market share who can grab more of the market share because the reality is, then you only according to yourself, because this data, Allah hasn't put all of its knowledge with one person. The only person who had all of its knowledge was Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam This is the reality. This is the stark reality. So if we are people only quote ourselves, then in reality, we are a people who
are not really according to the message because surely we do not have all of the message of Allah subhanho wa Taala knows best perhaps this is a good platform to end today's class on a worthy reminder and inshallah when we come back, next week, we will discuss the birth of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam briefly and then the death of his father, just a quick run through and then move on to his prophethood and move on to
the different state ways that revelation came to him and hamdulillah This is something that we must discuss and discuss also the names of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam because he does have many names. When the lion Hampton also talks about his foster mothers, I promise we've discussed that so we must shed some light on that. Because we know haleema famously but he did have other foster mothers and also talk about you know him becoming a prophet of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So we will traverse through in quick fashion, it's not becoming a Sera, Sera lesson where we're going to chronologically in detail go over the life of the messenger No, we're not going to do that. But we
are going to give him his help and his right especially since the author has opened his book, citing these many aspects and we are in reality doing a study of the book, inshallah, we will traverse through quickly, important elements from the life of the messenger and if Allah blesses me to pick up a certain element that is prevalent now and deserves to be discussed now, I will share it with you, as we just discussed this last and final point, and then inshallah from there, we'll be going into, you know, what, everybody is more excited about Alhamdulillah and that is into the different guidances of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam with regards to his will do his prayer, his
family and his Friday prayers, what he did on a Friday, how he worshipped Allah when he traveled, what he did, what he didn't do, what he did with the Quran, how he visited the sick and so on and so forth. You know, just do me a favor and read through the different table of contents of the different entries into the table of contents of this particular book, and inshallah it will keep you motivated to those who are attending May Allah bless you, may Allah reward you may Allah reward you with the fullest of rewards and for those who listened to the recordings May Allah reward you also and reward you that he was for listening because it's only fair that those who attend live get
rewards for listening and attending life. Brothers and sisters please the forums are there for you all participation is happening but at a very slow pace slow rate. I don't know what to make of it does that mean you are reading or does that mean you put the book away after the session until the next week I hope not I hope you do go through the notes that are sent out you do go through the audio that is sent out that the team is working hard, we all know subhanho wa Taala reward them the trying to keep it real and keep it education educational by sending to you all the resources that you would need to further study and revise knowledge happens in stages brothers and sisters you hear
it once you still got to read it again a book is not a good book is never read once right you got the first reading is just an introduction really when you read it again now to pick up
the secrets of the book then you know the insights of the book and you jot them down and you study them and ponder over them and when you do that then questions will arise. And then when those questions arise now you further read other books it takes you to reading other books or takes you to asking different questions. Right and this is you becoming intimate with the book if I can can call it that so let it not be that we finished today and that's it Hamlet the audio gets sent to you download it put it in your mobile phones or your smartphones rather or your your your your audio devices or your vehicles and listen to it. ponder over it. Listen to it time and time again indeed
in reminding one another is benefit for the believers. I love you all for the sake of Allah
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your trust in Allah and work hard when attaches and don't become unable indeed you are able to ask Allah for guidance and ability and try your best had Allah Allah sallallahu wasallam or barakaatuh Vienna Mohammed Wada and he was a big marine Subhan Allah He will become the Hispanic Allahumma will be heavily connected with La La Land. Mr. Furukawa to blue lake