Channel: Sajid Ahmed Umar
Explanation of the summarised version of Imam Ibn Qayyim AlJawziyyah’s famous book – Provisions for the hereafter
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Oh praise belongs to Allah subhanho wa Taala we praise Him 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, who serve Allah subhanho wa Taala decrees guidance upon the man Canvas guide him and will serve Allah subhanho wa Taala decrease misguidance upon the man can guide him and peace in salutations.
Upon the final messenger Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam I bear witness that there is no one worthy of worship besides one Allah, and that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam is His Messenger. My dear brothers and sisters in Islam, I greet you with the greetings of peace. This 18th of April 2015 Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh
May the peace and blessings of Allah subhanho wa Taala be upon you all. Brothers and sisters in Islam Welcome to
another episode where the left hand in our series provisions for the Hereafter, or a summary of the book titled provisions for the here after. And this is episode number seven. After our introduction we'll have last week we continue discussing a little bit about the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And we got up to the point discussing His
revelation or how revelation came to him sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And we mentioned seven ways that revelation would come to him sallallahu alayhi wasallam, as documented by the scholars of Islam after their thorough research
of the different generations describing how revelation came to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam we did mention an eight way which is a matter of dispute. And that was whether Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam received revelation while seeing Allah subhanho wa Taala. And
in the statement of eyeshadow Viola for
that particular eight point would be invalid because she wrote the Allah Allah has said that whoever says that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah has indeed light.
So based on that, we would say that he received revelation salallahu alayhi wasallam in one of seven ways, we're going to go or continue going through some of the aspects, those aspects that
are particular to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam and then quickly move on to the next guidance or the next chapter. As we find it the summary of provisions for the hereafter. The book is heavily summarized the summary is a heavily summarized book, as we discussed during our introduction. But if we go to the main book, then we save the environmental law here and they actually doing a thorough run through the era of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. We just want to cover those aspects extremely particular to him. So that we love Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and when we love a lot less of Allah alayhi wa sallam then we are more enticed
towards following following him sallallahu alayhi wasallam and this is from wisdom and this is from Hickman, this is from the Quranic way as well. The Quran makes us love Allah subhanho wa Taala
and this is clear in in all the sutras of the Quran. And as the pious predecessors before us used to say they used to say that
you know all the meanings of the Quran, a Surah Fatiha and all of Surah Fatiha is in one eye. Which is er can Abuja can to stay that you alone do we worship and you know do we seek assistance from and when we look at sort of confetti, how we see Allah subhanho wa Taala beginning it in a way that makes us fall in love with Allah. Right Allah says that hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen All praises belong to Allah, the Most purest of praise is not just any praise, the most purest of praises belong to Allah. And we know that unhemmed is different to a sugar right?
The praise that is specific to Allah is different to just thanking Allah we, we don't believe you know, here in rough translations, we should thank Allah all thanks belongs to Allah.
Over here, all praises belong to Allah. It's not just all praises because Don't forget we praise human beings as well. We praise people for good effort, right? But when Allah says, All praises belong to Allah and unhemmed
when he makes this term hamd, which refers to praise definite by adding,
Elif and lamb before it, which means all the forms of hunt, which hunt all the forms of the most noblest of praises belongs to Allah subhanho wa Taala which means that the praises that belong to Allah subhana wa Taala here are something that no one is worthy of, of having besides Allah subhanho wa Taala right. These are the phrases that Allah subhanho wa Taala tell us belong to him, right those praises that nobody else can deserve besides Allah. Why? Because as the scholars have received, say Rama to Mahara, him, they say I haven't inserted to Fatiha and I'm generating all these praises that Allah says belongs to him refers to praise, which is coupled with love and
exaltation. Right. So it's praise plus love, plus glorification, or exaltation. Right. So there's three elements here that make up this praise. And no one is worthy of holding this praise besides Allah subhanho wa Taala because the only being that has the characteristics worthy of this form of praise, where there's praise, plus, sincere love, plus sincere glorification,
right? No one is worthy of this besides the creator of everything in creation, besides, Allah mean the Lord of the worlds. So Allah subhanho wa Taala, he makes, you know, introduces himself to us as the ROB as the Lord of the worlds and introduces himself as the one who is only deserving of the most noblest of praises. And these praises entailed praise plus, love plus glorification. Right?
And this by default makes us love Allah subhanho wa Taala. And then Allah subhanho wa Taala says R Rahman r Rahim. Right? The Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful, right, the generally merciful and the Especially Merciful Subhana Allah. So this is what Allah subhanho wa Taala is the Most Merciful is the Especially Merciful is so merciful, love Akbar. So what happens now? Our love for Allah subhanho wa Taala increases more, right? Mandy kiyomi Dean is the Owner of the Day of Judgment, the owner, right? Totally in charge, totally in charge. Right. So he's the ultimate owner, you might get a king on the land who's only an owner of his jurisdiction, and that ownership only lasts the period of his
life. That's the reality. But here Allah says is Maliki on the dean. He is the Owner of the Day of Judgment, the day of judgment that will host everything in creation. All the kings that ever existed, all the leaders that ever existed, all the people of of super, and power that ever existed, they will be under the King of kings, Allah subhanho wa Taala on the piano. So what happens here? Immediately your love, exacerbates, it becomes bigger, it becomes greater. Now you, you know you, you you, you love Allah subhanho wa Taala unconditionally, because you see here that you become an all and when we become an off somebody we love them. Right? So now that we are in this great
placement of of love, and sincere love, not just infatuation, sincere love, immediately, we start, we want to worship Allah and we want to ask from Allah. So what do we say? Er can Abuja can stay?
Right That's it? Yeah. Can we do it? Yeah, can I stay you alone? Do we worship and You know, do we ask for help? Nobody needs to tell us. Allah subhanho wa Taala doesn't tell us in you know in many places in the Quran, Allah subhanho wa Taala tells His Messenger say, or tells us to say, right, say this and and say that but when it comes to certain Fatiha Allah doesn't say ear canal Buddha akena study. Allah doesn't say say you are known to be worshipped and you are known to be asked for help, right? So what you immediately want to ask Allah and you immediately want to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala This is what happens when you love some someone when you love Allah subhanho wa Taala you
want to be close to Allah, you only want to worship Allah. That's just how it is. And this is the wisdom of Hebrew. Allah here Allah He
Yeah, that he is bringing this run through to the life through the life of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So you love him. And when you love him, then you ready to follow His guidance. And that is why after he does this run through, he brings about the guidance related to the different chapters of the guidance relating to purity, the guidance related to salah and so on and so forth. Right. So this is a wisdom and we should take guidance from this, my dear brothers and sisters, even in education, you know, when I was growing up, I was I was I was
blessed Alhamdulillah one of the teachers from the institute that I graduated from, they were going for Hajj. So it was a six week journey, and they needed a replacement. And you know, Allah bless me when I grew up in Zimbabwe and and even in the UK, in terms of
the community what would happen is we would have something known as madrasa which is afternoon school
after school, so we'd go to school in the morning, right from seven o'clock till one o'clock then we'll come home and then we would have lunch and then we would go to madrasa right from six years of age to 12 years of age. And in madrasa we would be there from two o'clock till after till about five o'clock two o'clock to five o'clock right so it's predominantly Hanafi community and we know that the the Hennessy sala de la serie slightly later. So it you would you would fit a lot between
solid door and solid glass, right? Because the the handle is considered solid. So to begin when the shadow of an object is one and a half to two times the size of the object itself, right, so so if you go out under the sun, and you place any object of stick, for example, if the shadow of that stick is one and a half to two times the size of the stick, then that would entail selected as a beginning. This is according to the Hanafi madhhab. Particularly this was the view of Abu hanifah Rahmatullah Allah, his students, the famous students and the writers of the method,
party, Abu Yusuf and Mohammed has been shaped by the difficult the map if my memory serves me, right? Certainly correct. With regards to the so they will have the view, similar to the view of the majority of the scholars, the chef is and the mannequins and the humbleness or the Malik is in the shelter isn't the humblest of him, he may not show His mercy upon them, or because those scholars would say that so that sort of begins when the shadow of an object is the same size as the object itself. So not one and a half to two times, but set the same, the same size, which means by default, according to the majority, so that sort of area. And according to the Hanafi method that builds
their views, especially in a bad data upon the views of environmental health, environmental law, it, then the Hanafi madhhab, here comes would would, or has consented to that and asked to start slightly later because the object or the shadow of an object grows, as the sun gets closer to sunset, closer to sunset, which means that's a lot of acid according to the Hanafi method, which start after selectively acid is generally known to begin,
according to the majority of the scholars, this is just a footnote and thick discussion, that helps us understand
you know, these differences of opinion, and each time, I will shed some light on this later on, especially before we begin the fifth chapter. So that, you know, nobody enters a stage of confusion. And I will explain the methodology that we will be using, running through the chapters that
Ellie has mentioned. So
coming back to the point that we were
discussing, which was who can remind me this is this is a classical case when you enter more things into your prefrontal cortex than you should. And then some main points jump out, yes, the madressa. So we would fit
you know, a lot between the heart and our soul just coming back to that point, so we would go to madrasa
and we would learn our Islamic Studies.
And this is how it would be between the age of six at the age of 12, Alhamdulillah hamdulillah. I would like to think that Al Hamdulillah was a diligent student, Mashallah, you know,
I was blessed by Allah to, you know, get that recognition from the teachers and in terms of,
you know, student positions of authority as you would say, being a prefect or a head boy, and so on and so forth. I was blessed with that. So, as I graduated from Madras A few years later, when this teacher wanted to go for, for Hajj, they asked me to come and teach
So I went in to teach and very early on my dear brothers and sisters, I learned the effect
of making people love you.
Not that you should make them love you insincerely now, you should sincerely Be who you are. For the sake of aligning Shambala will taste that love, but behaving in a way that causes people to love you, and how they lead as well. So had a lot during my time with the students.
Little did I know that there was great progress happening on the side of the students. You know, parents started writing in to the committees to say, you know, what's happened to new teachers in and there's so much interest in our children to go to mothers, and so much interest for our children to study. one parent one letter actually received, said that, I don't know what you've done, but for the first time in history, and I was teaching the most senior class, which was great seven
to 12 year olds. So the parent is saying the first time in history, all six years of my child being in madrasa, not once did they ever tell us to leave them at home so they could study madressa work ever. And we're absolutely shocked that on the weekend, we plan to find activity and they said, No, I have an exam I want to study for madrasa. So Panama. So I'm sharing with you a personal experience. And I was called in by the committee and they said right, so what have you done different let us benefit from this. And I was I was 17 or 18. And what I what I could only think of was you know what I just
well with the children
you know, as you know, I would love others to be with me you just be good to them kind to them be sensitive to the situation. Be a be with them though. Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was with the Sahaba. That's it. And that develops love. And the only thing I could say was, it was the love that they had for me. Insha Allah that caused them to be interested because, you know, I wouldn't say I was a better teacher than the teacher I was standing in for. Absolutely not. He was much senior, and much more knowledgeable.
Right. And I was a student of his he was my chef, my teacher when I was in madrasa. So I would put it down to the concept of making your children love you making your students love you making your employees love you. And making you know, those that are within your sphere of influence. Love you, when you become a beloved to people and you just a lovable person. Then by default, people love to listen to you people want to listen to you. It's just human nature and Allah subhanho wa Taala knows best. And you know, when when when I pondered over some of the views of the scholars what they've said with regards to the fact and I was just thinking, Wow, this is amazing.
Even sort of to Baqarah Allah makes us love the book.
Right? Allah makes us love the book a lot gives us begins with Baqarah telling us about the book
telling us about the Quran. Right? There you can Kitab Laurie, Buffy This is a book in which there's no doubt this this map this map creates a sense of love with a little bit of pain. It's a book of guidance for
the God conscious. If that's the case, of course, you know, I want to I want to be part of it. I want it I want to buy it. That's what happens, right? We intrigued we interested? Right? And that's what sets the precedence for us to read the entire Quran. So as I pointed over this, I really found out that to Pamela, this was the way of the Quran and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was upon the way of the Quran sallallahu alayhi wa sallam because kind of Hulu Al Quran, his character was the Quran. So he was with the Sahaba the way the Quran was with entire with, with with those that received it and all of mankind upon the way of making people love you. And as I said, don't be
insincere. I'm not telling you to be a person outside of the home different to a person inside of the home. Don't get me wrong, wrong. I'm not telling you to be a person different in public than you are in private. Don't get me wrong, my dear brothers and sisters, I'm just saying naturally be that person that follows the way of the messenger because he was upon the way of the Quran sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And by default, with the sincerity, Allah will make people love you. And as we find in the surname, the authentic sadhana when Allah subhanho wa Taala love somebody here he he calls up Jubilee, and he tells jabril that I have loved him and I command you to love him. So So jabril has
received a command to love this person. And then as gibreel descends to the heavens, all the angels want to know what did Allah tells you believe Allahu Akbar, right? And they asked Him and He will say is, well Allah told me that he loves this person and told me to love him. So then the angels of that particular level of gentlemen end up saying well then we love this person also, until all
of the creation of the skies love this person on earth, and the love of the skies becomes so overwhelming that Allah says that it descends onto Earth and enters the hearts of people, and the people start loving this person as well. So cannot be. So I'm telling you to be sincere, because Allah knows those who are hypocritical. And if you are hypocritical, trying to get the love of people, then
you know, Allah will not place love in the hearts of people for you will last and who what are the protectors? Now, brothers and sisters, I'm not saying that people who are beloved, and this is a sign that everything they come with is the HAC. Don't get me wrong, I just want to qualify all the angles here since we've entered the discussion. Because sometimes people say, Well, you know, put a put a person in a or Person B has so many people loving him and following him, this means he must be upon the hook. And this is not necessarily true, right? Because we have celebrities who have the greatest following, and we know that they're not supposed to. So people love others for different
reasons. But the point to mention here is that when we generally be with people upon a good platform, then they love us. And when they love us, they willing to listen to us. And this was the way with Muhammad Ali Abdullah Saleh Ali wasallam. And the scholars of Islam understood this. And that's why they refer to it as I said, this is a diverse book, but it's not a confusing book. It's a diverse book. But even in this diversity, he made sure he made sure that he did this run through the life of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So we love him and Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah knows best. So just continuing the discussion, it will take too long. And he goes on to mention
several other aspects of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. I'm just mentioning a few
to do some justice to this particular chapter of his in his main book provisions for the Hereafter, he mentions those mothers that foster mother the Prophet sallallahu, alayhi wasallam, those mothers who fostered
the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and he mentions for Eva as one of them. And as I said, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was famously known to have a handyman of Yamaha and her as his or Halima as his foster mother. But he had other foster mother's like, flavor, and flavor, believe it or not, was the feed slave of Abu lahab. And we know that Abu lahab was a fierce enemy of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And with regards to the waiver, some have said that she accepted Islam. But what's clear is that we do not have anything concrete
to say that she accepted Islam. And we learn from this brothers and sisters that, you know, even for Muslims, there's a lot of good that they do. They're human beings.
By nature by default, right? And from every human being, there's elements of goodness, don't forget that Allah created every human being upon a natural disposition, a pure natural disposition, and the pure fitrah, which we discussed last week, Alhamdulillah. So by default, there is going to be good from people, even those who are extremely bad, there will be elements of good because
you know, unless we have a case where the entire fitrah is polluted, but even if there's an iota worth of health, to a person's fifth or natural disposition, then by default, you will get some good from them, even if they very bad, even if they're very bad. You know, sharepad is very bad. And even when he spoke the truth in teaching us about ayatul kursi, and how it protects against a part he only did it for his own benefit because he wanted to be released. But we're talking about human beings. And yes, we do get sheltering from the ins from mankind as well as Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us at the beginning of the atheists, right, well, because Allah Jalla nikolina Bina do unsharp
Lyndsey Virginia Heba Camila Babu, Falcone hoorah so Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us in desire that Allah has, has has made for every messenger those enemies from both mankind and God. And we know that Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had fierce enemies
from the shelter of mankind like
Abu lahab but this Abu lahab he is freed slave
foster method, Muhammad Ali Abdullah Saleh Allahu alayhi wa sallam and as I said, we learn from this that we can get good from the Muslims as well. And that's why we must be just, we must be just it's very important My dear brothers and sisters, right abou Matthew malkia. oppression is the darkness on the day of gamma or darkness is right on the day of pm. So we must be just in everything that we do.
mean that a person believes in Allah subhanho wa Taala and yes, you know, their belief is a hated one that that entails by default that everything from them is incorrect and hated, this is not true and this is not from justice, right Allah does not forbid us with regards to them the aspects of being just and and good to them, right. So, this is from complete justice and those who have gone astray and taken extremist ideologies, their problem is they have introduced in they have introduced even though the introduction happened a long time ago, right? They have introduced the incorrect methodology of looking at the Quranic sources. This is what they've done, right? Don't get me wrong
misguidance has existed from the time of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam
sallallahu alayhi wa sallam only taught us guidance, but he taught us of the presence of misguidance existing from his time, until the day of the AMA, for Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told us about,
about the whole adage, right, those people who have these extremes
and that they might be better than us in worship, and better and more than us more intense than us in the recitation of the Quran, but they live and they don't understand it. Right? The the lessons of the Sherry I do not go below the collarbones meaning if they don't understand it, and then they develop a methodology of understanding the sources of the Sharia, contradictory to that which is considered correct, and then they invent and bring about
rulings, mountains of Allahu Akbar which Allah subhanho wa Taala has not revealed, right. So misguidance is going to be there for forever Even today, the extreme groups today they have taken upon themselves this methodology, where they take is in the Quran and they do not study them in light of other ayat or they take unclear ayat in the Quran and they do not understand those unclear if in light of the clear ones, or they take general ayat in the Quran and they do not understand those general ayat in the Quran in light of various restricted ayah in the Quran.
Right? Or they take the the absolute, or yet or yet with absolute meanings in the Quran. And they don't understand those ayat in light of the other ayat, which are which are not absolute.
Right? Or contained. And that's fine. You know, the, the Sharia is not just for everybody to do to look into. And it could have been anyone who was learning or learn anyone who just comes about starts looking into the Quran and Sunnah. And then and then start saying that this is what Allah subhanho wa Taala intends. Now, this is incorrect, my dear brothers and sisters, right? And
you know, males are protected.
the propagation of the misguided methodology and philosophy has now taken to the internet and social media. Right. And online resources, which means that that which was distant for many of us is now very close to us. Because we know we, as we say, on the internet, honorable Barry, you know, we say the Internet has, has has brought the distinct close to us. Right. So now, the young, the old, the male's the females, they starting to get access to that which before, you know not many people would get access to these things. And now in their mindset is a methodology that they wouldn't have known before and a philosophy which they wouldn't have known before. And now they're starting to benchmark
certain realities based on this philosophy and they starting to become apologetic to misguidance. They're starting to find excuses for misguidance. Right. And the same applies today today. We know the biggest fitna in terms of
incorrect methodology afflicting the amazed effect of ISIS.
Right, the thickness of ISIS. And it's very clear that, you know, based on events that have happened, open events that they have taken to the media and brought to the meet, it's very clear that they are following a methodology which contradicts the way of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
Right, it contradicts the way of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And sadly, sadly, sadly, sadly, in this, you know, age of explosive media, this is what's hitting the screens, and this is you know what people are starting to understand Islam as this is what's happening, right. There's some people who've never heard of Islam, and the first thing they hear of Islam is this
So by default,
they've taken an understanding that it was not the way of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam and thus they feel they should be more distant from Islam. As a result, we've seen Muslims in the West being harmed alone.
Right? Because people are scared people are afraid. This is what happens when you do not use the correct methodology in understanding the Quran and the Sunnah. Everybody says, Well, now the Quran is in English and Subhan Allah now we want to now derive rulings from from a translation of the Quran and this is one of the first X's or we say the first no nose if you want to use colloquial English, right? We say this is from one of the first things you need to stay away from when you want to derive a ruling from the Quran and the Sunnah. And that is to understand text in light of a translation.
You can do that. So May Allah protect us brothers and sisters we're going to fit in. And this is especially the time when you make dua to Allah to protect from fitna, especially, especially.
This is the time when you ask Allah to protect us,
to protect us from the fitna which is so dark that it makes the day black as well. A lot of the staff, right? It's so dark, it makes the day dark as well. You can't tell the day from the night, no the light from the dark. And this is the time to hold steadfast upon the methodology that is confirmed. And that is the methodology of the PageSpeed assesses because that was a praised methodology as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Hey, we'll Karuna carnita Molina, Molina Luna, that the best of generations is mine, and then those that come after, and then those that come after, you know, some people today, some youth, they approach me and say, Well, you know,
we, we we feel that it's amazing teenagers allow them to stand. I mean, it's good to see that teenagers have more substance than before, when we were growing up teenagers, you know, it was all about playing video games, and Okay, now we have the xboxes. And we have the PlayStations. But I'm sure for for some of the quote unquote, elders, right, especially those born in the, in the 80s. Right, which is now considered old before we would say if you're born in the 70s, you old right, but now if you're born in the 80s, you've you've you've progressed in life, those born in the 80s, it was the Super Nintendo is and the Atari is right, I'm just trying to
take you back to the past, or create a blast from the past. Right? Those were the games that were being played. They weren't as stimulating as the games today. But this is what the youth were upon. Now, it's good to see this more substance to the youth. But it's sad to see that once they have a substance to want to land, they've taken on substantial means and methodologies to understand the religion. And now they that you find, I'm sure you following the news, the BBC and other channels that they speaking about Westerners who are making their way to ISIS, via certain countries, they leaving school, they're leaving home, their parents think they're going to school, and they're
making their way to the airport. So,
this is the guts of certain teams now. Right, which means that they, they they have taken the incorrect methodology, hook, line and sinker. And that is why some of these young people that approached me and and i and i tried to make clear to them, try to make clear to them, the permissibility of doing so and aligning yourself with incorrect methodologies and to see Allah subhanho wa Taala and hold upon whole a whole unto the way of the pious predecessors, and don't fall prey to Sherpa because Sherpa My dear brothers and sisters, he has no problem. shame upon he will either stop you from worshipping Allah. And if he can't, then he will make you worship Allah so much
that you will enter into enough innovation. He has no problem with this. Chetan has no problem with this hairpin is deceptive shape and his arm is deceptive. I'm pleased I apologize that we've sidetracked a little bit but this is of absolute importance, especially given the audience I have in front of me Mashallah. In short, the majority of you, you know, you have people, you have a sphere and you have people that you are responsible over. So
shavon deceives, he will either stop you worshipping Allah, or he will make you worship Allah so much that you will fall into innovation.
He will not leave you upon the middle way. And a lot of the youth who are who have become apologetic to extreme ideologies. If you look at the past they were a straight. They never entered the teens upon guidance and worshipping Allah. I'm not saying there's no acceptances, but I'm saying the majority that that I have had that that I have been tested, I considered it a test from Allah Subhana Allah when, when certain youth write to me or, you know, visit me during some of the programs during my travels and actually show apologetic kind of
Towards extremism and that incorrect belief, right? If you look at the majority of these people, they don't come from homes that are practicing. And they never entered, the teens was practicing. And now, they received some form of guidance, perhaps from a certain speaker, perhaps from a certain talk. And they feel motivated to worship a lot more. So what happens when Chapin has lost keeping them off worship, he starts attacking them in the guidance, right so before they can gain knowledge, he pushes them into action. And that's Allah subhanho, wa Taala and sudo to Fatiha coming back to sudo. To Tatia, Allah says, to be one of Bondi, Allah
teaches us to seek protection from Allah, Allah him those that Allah is angry with those who have knowledge, and they never practiced one of those who practice without knowledge. So we see those who, now I want to practice Islam, and they, they, they, they practicing it faster than they should, because they haven't received the knowledge to mandate their practice. We say this is a means of you becoming from Bali, from the misguided, those who practice and never had knowledge. And they Allah cited them as astray. Right, Allah cited a group of people on one side of the path and cited others on the other side of the path,
the other side of the path.
And he only praised those who are on the path. Right. So this is what we find from some of these youth. Now, when I when I engage them, what I've also seen is they they come up with misconceptions of quote unquote, certain other speakers and they say, but speaker so and so says that this methodology is accepted. Well, as we all know, guys don't man, especially guys, the scholars and guide the students of knowledge is fixed, I tell you, right, so what happens is, basically, when we've received the So what makes your view
more correct, in light of the view of another graduate, for example, this is, this is how teenagers speak nowadays. You know, when we used to listen to our teachers teach us, we used to have a level of,
you know, wish wish to have that level of fear, and not let our tangle run loose, and not speak something that you know, comes across, even in the least as disrespectful. No, today you will find teenagers debating I have had it firsthand. They'll tell me So, you know, who are your teachers? And who are you to say this in light of such as another person saying that, you know, is permissible. And that is why I firmly believe my dear brothers and sisters, we live in an age with a certain fatawa which should never ever be followed unless it comes from a fifth Council. And Allah knows best unless it comes from a fifth Council. And perhaps he shall write this in big on the whiteboard,
the second fatality in this day and age, which should not be followed, irrespective of who says it, unless it comes out from a reputable counsel and I have the leather always blessed today with the concepts because in terms of fit candidates development, there's a great revival in this day and age. The revival of the method of the Hennessey's right the scholars or the Hennessy method was based upon Shura. It wasn't a believer, just making the ruling himself. But Abu hanifa would sit with his most senior students, and he would run a research kind of council, and they would come bring in the next setting, they would bring their results, and he would listen to them. And as
assura decisions would be made, or resolutions would come about this happens today with the lion hunt, we have great councils that are not
exclusive, not inclusive of scholars all over the world. And my message is the certain fatawa that in this day and age should not be followed irrespective of who says it, I'm not. This doesn't mean that the person who said it is not respected, respected and respected and is not respectable, and this person doesn't have knowledge. Now, I am saying for the sake of Muslims, and for the sake of benefit, even if that person is most knowledgeable and from the rasuna established upon the correct methodology, we should not follow certain fatawa except if it comes from a council. Right. And by default, the rasuna feel they belong to fit councils and by Allah, I have not in my research come
across any Council, any fifth Council,
right, that has
endorsed extremist methodologies or endorsed the way of ISIS to in particular. Right. And in general extremist policies I haven't and in light of that, we should take guidance from that. In light of that, we should take guidance from that.
So if a fit counsel, the certain photographer as I said, that should not be followed unless affic counsel passes that photo.
And from them is this issue here? Should I go join ISIS? Should I go join Group A and Group B and Group C? Do not take a fatwa even from Saudi drama,
even from Saudi drama and they said the drama is telling you what is it Council has said,
because this is one of those red fatawa, as I call it, you know, it's it's it's red zone fatawa if you know if we want to take fatawa and put them in zones, Red Zone, orange zone, Green Zone, right.
In terms of red zone, this fatawa is a red zone. It should not come from anyone, including sagittaron Miranda civic council passes it unless you are that person is telling you the view of the council and today the major food councils none of them have endorsed the methodology of ISIS nor have supported it, no have been apologetic to it. Rather they have warned against it. And if that is not knowledge for us, then I don't know what knowledge is Allah subhanho wa Taala knows, apologies brothers and sisters for you know sidetracking a little bit but hamdulillah
perhaps this message is extremely beneficial to us right now. today and it is in some way or form and related to the course of study because indeed this course of study is based upon the Quran and Sunnah which is a form of guidance for us. Allah Subhana Allah Salim said in an authentic hadith in Sahih al Bukhari Muslim, the hadith of Abu huraira Viola and if my memory serves me right up to the Kuma intimacy to be lent to the blueberry, the avid githaba he was so nutty. I'm left with you two things. If you hold steadfast upon them both you will never ever go astray. These two things are the Quran and the Sunnah. I love you all for the sake of Allah let's take a quick break a six minute
break inshallah. We will resume at 9:55am Mecca time had Allah Allah Allah, Allah Allah who was on the market, Canada, Deena Mohammed Juana, he
spent like Rahmani Raheem at community level Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah. While early he was a woman, while Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu Welcome back, brothers and sisters. So just before the break, we were
we sidetracked a little bit and that sidetrack happened because we were discussing the importance of being just even with the non Muslims.
We should be just and then that particular discussion flowered into our discussion pertaining to extremist ideologies, and that these extremist ideologies did not study Islamic instruction based on other Islamic instruction. And thus, we have this disaster May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us. So with regards to the non Muslims, no, we should be just in Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us that those who do not attack our religion and prevent us from worshipping Allah, then Allah doesn't
tell us not to be kind to them, and not to be just to them, no, we should be kind to them and we should be just to them, we should never forget that they are a creation, that Allah subhanho wa Taala has created as well. And because we love Allah, and we, we, we worship one Allah, then
there has to be an element of humanity, right? Because Allah has created them, they are human beings as well. And for those who don't know, this is why Islam, you know, tells us to be kind to the trees to the animals to the ground, we shouldn't walk on the ground hard because all this is the creation of Allah, you know, respected because Allah created it. And this is what a human being does, who is attached to Allah subhanho wa Taala. When you have this attachment to Allah, then you know,
you know every step of every second is a journey, consistent with you being with Allah subhanho wa Taala and thus,
your external, your external and your internal behave accordingly.
Right, even though our external is a result of our internal, as I was calling, teach us that whatever we see on the outside is a reflection of the reality of the inside.
But when you are with Allah subhanho wa Taala all the time you never ever forget, right? You never ever forget that you know what? This earth is the creation of Allah let me walk on it softly. You know, that these trees are the creation of Allah. Let me act with these trees diligently. These animals are the creation of Allah subhanho wa Taala let me be with these animals diligent human beings are a noble creation of Allah. Allah pontica ramna bunny Adam, Allah has honored the child of add the human being right. And Allah has made
the human being even more honored. And given the human being a placement above many of the creation of Allah subhanho wa Taala so never ever forget that brothers and sisters that whilst Yes, you do hate,
you know, Allah subhanho wa Taala being disrespected. We hate it. No doubt. Nobody's telling us here to become apologist with regards to
You know, beliefs that are disrespectful to Allah subhanho wa Taala believes that be these guys want to crack because of, don't get me wrong brothers and sisters, right? Don't get me wrong.
But in the same breath we saying that Islam teaches us to have a balance, that once we hate the disrespect to Allah subhanho wa Taala and we never offered this form of mogera Mela or we, we try and make excuses for, for for wrong belief. in the same breath, we understand that
this wrong belief doesn't nullify this person who holds it being a human being. And this is where we fall short. Right? We we sort of have,
you know, an inability or a mental inability to differentiate between things and put things in their places. So we say, Well, you know, this person has this belief that is disrespectful to Allah, and then this should necessitate us forgetting that they are a human being absolutely not. Study the Islamic ayat, study the Quran and Sunnah properly with a reputable scholar, and they will teach you how to understand instruction in light of other instruction and you will clearly see a pattern so good does come from the Muslims, right? It doesn't mean they have zero good and evidence of that is in these foster mothers who foster mother the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam like swaybar, like
Halima Sardinia, and with Halima Sadie, yeah. It's actually documented that she was the foster mother of Abu sufian as well. And abuse of young widow was a fierce enemy of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam until he became a Muslim during Makkah, or during the conquest of Makkah. And we learn from this brothers sisters, or brothers and sisters, that you know, being good and bad is not hereditary. Some people say well, it looks like it's a hereditary thing, you know, because we do know that through breastfeeding you, you you gain from the breast milk, certain
certain traits, right? Because you you have we know that breast milk helps boost the immune system. And it brings with it certain traits that bottle look doesn't for example, and here we have Halima salvia, having breathable Sophia, and having breastfed the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam teaches us that guidance is not
hereditary. And we also learned this from the fact that
Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was born,
you know, and had a lineage of people who worshipped idols and he sallallahu alayhi wasallam did not. So in our previous lessons, we learned that we're not a product of nature or nurture, we're a product of our natural disposition. Yes, our environments do play a part. But by default, we have been born with elements of guidance or with the element of guidance. And today we furthering that discussion and saying that it's, you know, guidance and misguidance is not hereditary. It's not hereditary. If you look at the the brothers of use of Elisa Lam, who wanted to throw him into who wanted to kill him at first, and then abducted him and threw him into the bottom of a wall and left
him for dead then, or left him to be picked up by caravans. Then the these brothers were were sons of a prophet. Let's not forget, right? They were sons of a prophet. So guidance and misguidance is not hereditary from the people that looked after the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was
a person that was considered to be honored. And this person's name was or she was known as Ayman Baraka and habashi. Yeah. Amen. Baraka alopecia. And the reason why I choose to mention you this particular point from
Rahmatullah Holly mentioned is because this person, Ayman Baraka and habashi, she has a very famous story
in this era of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, and especially when she passed away because
she was the one who cried, she was the one who cried
after the death of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam.
began the what happened was when she cried aboubaker Norma rhodiola. Marine, they went and, you know, to try and console her. And they actually said to her, that why are you are you crying, you know, Allah has chosen the best for his messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam so she responded to them amazing words and again, this teaches us the presence of females in the home, especially for those who say, Well, you know, Islam doesn't promote a female scholarship and doesn't promote the views of females. This is incorrect. You know, the view of a man or the statement of omega
Really shakes any man who reads that statement? Allahu Akbar, right? Because when Abu Bakr and Omar Ravi Allahumma went to her and said, Why have you cried? You know, Allah has chosen the best for the messenger? She said, Ravi, Allahu Allah, as they tried to consult her that indeed, I know what you're talking about, what are you trying to say? I already know. And the reason why I'm crying is because revelation has come to an end, the collection of the skies to Earth has closed, Allahu Akbar. Look at the thought brothers and sisters. Look at that thought, honestly. I mean,
the story is enough, is enough to be motivational for the females and the males. And it's enough to shake the males I would add that look at this. So Pamela, and that is why
she was mentioned in Sahih Muslim
under the chapter of alphabet in right after under the chapter of alphabet is, you know, the honored ones, the honored ones. She was mentioned under the chapter of the honored ones that the oma considered her honorable because of this particular narration, citing it to have said, this amazing thing and she and even in her statement, she shook Abubakar obioma Juan, and Norma robiola, Juan and these were the giants of DOMA right? So take this My dear sisters and Facebook it and tweet tweeted, right? Facebook if we can make it a verb.
Is that allowed? Haha? Can we make Facebook a verb?
Facebook it and tweet it, and teach them, teach them. Right? Teach the oma of the giants
in Islamic history and indeed from those giants work with females. Then we go to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam becoming a prophet and we said that he you know, he became a prophet at 40. But this discussion here is regarding the revelation that made him a prophet now we have the narration of the Allahu Allah and in it, she says that the first revelation was a crappy smear of Deacon Lady haluk. And then we have another heavy narration and that is the notion of gender of the Allahu Akbar. And he says that the first narration was Yeah, you're
that the opening narration or the first revelation was the opening is of surah to Allah. And Jackie says, No, the first revelation was the opening is of no death. Yeah, you help with death. So this discussion is a discussion found in a science known as pseudo tafsir tafsir. Right, the principles of Tafseer and it's amazing all our sciences have principles, it has principles known as pseudo
right, and then we have Hadeeth. Hadid has principles known as pseudo heady. Right. Aspen's principle principles, as we said, and we have sort of had a tough scene has principles known as Sula tafsir. The Arabic language has principles known as now and sort of right, Arabic grammar and morphology.
right we have all these principles. And just following on from our earlier discussion, we need today to have principles of thought, principles of thinking,
principles of thought. And yes, the shehryar has those principles. They might not be clear and cut we need to extract them in light of of evidences in light of it sooner, but it's today is I genuinely feel if we had a conference dedicated towards
the principles of Islamic thought or the principles of thought this would be an amazing conference to have in the center. The amazing dire need of the oma is in dire need of the principles of thinking so that we know how to think properly and it becomes documented and printed and published. And Allah subhanho wa Taala knows best, Allah subhanho wa Taala knows best. So we have these two narrations and as I said, this discussion is in a science soon at fc
FC. So what was the first revelation? What's clear brothers and sisters is that the first revelation was a car was a car and that was when
the angel came to the cave. Right The Ark Angel gibreel it Sarah came to the cave. This is clear as to the hadith of Jagger. As with the hadith of Jabba the scholars explained that Jared was explaining from his understanding, but I shall have the Allahu Allah tells us what the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, so this makes clear, that eyeshadow calahonda statement is preferred over the statement of Jabba Now, another thing that supports
the habit of actually being correct and that is that the first revelation was
Bismillah Allah is that Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was, or became a prophet became a prophet when Jubilee visited him because jabril doesn't visit except prophets, right with revelation. So he came with revelation. But
at the time when it was revealed, there was no instruction to convey.
Right, but that instruction to convey came with Yeah, you have a deaf ear. Yeah, you have a deaf ear. So the scholars say that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam became a prophet with a Coronavirus mirrabooka Larry hallak and he became a messenger with a ul modesta conferenza right so oh you wrapped in in garments but if I'm gonna stand up and propagate so this further supports the Hadith of the Allahu Allah that is that the the first revelation was the color the color now, when we ponder over this, my dear brothers and sisters, then we again Lem, the all important lesson of knowledge coming before action, knowledge coming before action,
colossal Allahu alayhi wa sallam received knowledge first, before he received a command towards action.
And this is just for those who ponder is called a seal to put the, you know, the the thick of the Sierra understanding from the Sierra, for those who ponder, we learned this all important lesson, that knowledge comes before action. Because Allah subhanho wa Taala gave his messenger knowledge first, and then allow them time to ponder over it. Remember, he went back to Hurriya then they went to our cabin, no foul. Right? Then a lot of you him. Yeah, you have.
Now the command came to act, because you have knowledge now act upon that knowledge.
So remember this lesson, my dear brothers and sisters, and that this is why we have this class. Because Mashallah many of us run Islamic organizations and you run circles of knowledge, it's important that you equip yourself with knowledge. Today, we see a trend whereby we have many Islamic organizations run by people who are not diligent students of knowledge. And thus, there's a lot of mistakes. And these mistakes are dangerous because communities look at what Islamic organizations do. And because that Islamic organization is doing it, what happens, what happens, they see what it must be permitted, it should be permissible, because that's an Islamic organization. Right? They
they practice into me intermingling in what they do so our weddings can be can have intermingling What's wrong, that's an Islamic organization. Right? This is what happened. And I told you earlier that the membership really divided my crew, this is my crew, we're not talking about talking about something, how are we saying he divided my crew that was considered undesirable into five parts, one part of it being that which is haram for certain people to do, which might be my crew for the others to do, right. Because if those certain people do it, the masses will take it as a norm. And makuu will be something normal in society and this is from from our brothers and sisters, and maqasid. And
this shows this, you know, the coffee membership development, Allahu Allah, he mentions this in his in his alma part, right.
He mentions this in his book, and which is a book of soul and mocassin.
And he mentioned this here, and this applies to the Islamic organizations today, whereby the masses take guidance from what they do in the Islamic organization might not have a statement about it, but the fact that they do it, the masses take it as a norm. And if this is the case of something disliked that it can be hard for some people because we will be creating a society that practices mcru. And this is against the objectives of the Sharia.
Then imagine what would you know, what would be the case with without right? How, what would be the case without right Haha, right? That's some Islamic organizations practice because the people at the top, they're not established students of knowledge, they love the deen, they want this hair. And you know, they want to do good. And then hamdulillah Allah bless them to have the resources. So they started up an Islamic organization. But then, because they lacked guidance, they went about it making mistakes. So I'm not saying stop, continue, but definitely work on getting established students of knowledge of knowledge, at least attached to your organization. You know, create a shoe
or a boat, right? create that boat of, you know, the representatives that you take guidance and counsel from, right.
Definitely try and get an established student of knowledge attached to your institute that you bounce ideas off and be willing to listen to them. Right and and ask them for evidence question them and that's fine.
Don't just go ahead and do things. And don't take things for granted that this seems okay. Now you're going to run a conference, take your whole conference listing, right? Take the scope of the conference and hand it over to them, email it to them, sit with them, right? You know, you have a project scope, right? So we have a conference scope, that discusses the whole conference from A to Zed and tell them to pay you to get this and can you endorse it for us.
And the scholar will say, 100 lad is 99% good, but this 1% needs to be changed. And this is this is why, you know, even in fact, in fact, it's not enough for you to just study the books effect to be able to pacify to understand this. The scholars across the centuries of Islam have said it will pay Rahmatullah Allah says that a scholar who takes a rule from a book called fit from the middle centuries of Islam or the beginning centuries of Islam, and he hook line and sinker, he takes that and applies it today, then he is misguided and he has misguided the people. And He's worse than the doctor that takes old age medicine to treat people today.
Right and he passed away a long time ago, brothers and sisters.
And that's why there's a difference between studying sick and passing effect to effect Why is different because fatwah is a is a robust science, that entails applying the fic ruling in such a way that is conducive for tomorrow as well. Right because the Mufti has to look at the man at the booth, he has to look at them. And that has to look at what he has to look at the situation that will come about tomorrow as a result of this fatwa today
as a result of applying this fact today, right? And that's why sometimes the Mufti will not advise people towards a sadhana. If he knows or genuinely feels that if he makes them practice, the sudden that harm will come about, like, for example, the community becoming split.
Right? This is why that's why nobody should mess around first, with the sciences of the Sherry or with the sources of the Sherry or with the knowledge of the Sharia. Secondly, definitely no one should mess around with and forgive the colloquial English. I know it's colloquial. But no one should mess around with the application of the Sharia. Nobody should mess around with the application of the shirt. And that's why it's not easy just to say Mufti so and so and so and so. No, no, no, this, you know, in my Malik never used to pass back to I just like this. Mm hmm. But never used to pass, but we're just like this, in fact, Mm hmm. But never passed fatwah when he was
in Iraq until he member sheffy left. This is what the scholars say. And document that he refused to pacify to work, even
in the presence of evagrius sheffey hashmatullah.
Me, Allah grant us has this understanding any debates about titles along the stack? You know, and yes, we know, no doubt, certain titles should be there. Because we live in an age where, you know, titles come about and, and, and, and, sadly, if you don't have certain letters in front of your name, then people don't tend to gauge you know, respect your knowledge. Or if you don't have the title before your name, then people don't respect your knowledge. And to be honest, you know, I'm not saying we shouldn't call people chefs and so on and so forth. Not with with respect, it should be there. And even the person being called chef should fear Allah subhanho wa Taala and have the
adapt of the title. And you know, not go if it's not from the way of the Center for people to call themselves share, or call themselves Mufti. It's not from the either. Yes, some people do today as as a norm. And as I said, in light of respect not being given unless you do so, for example.
Like today, we call a doctor, a doctor, if he has an academic doctor degree, we say, Doctor, so and so. Right? Isn't that title, or if even if he's a medical doctor, we see certain loans, they, they don't call them by the name the doctor. So so we'll call them Dr. Because you, you respect them, given the importance that they have to society? So yes. With regards to that, then yes, yes, we must
refer to our mission is to share and respect them, because definitely Allah has given them from the heritage of Rasulullah sallallahu, alayhi wasallam. But it wasn't from the way of the scholars to call themselves chef so and so. Right. But yes, again, in defense of my my final draft, who,
you know, who might introduce themselves as that then we think good of our art and good of our scholars, and they only doing so because a certain culture mandates that that happen. So again, this is not an attack on anybody. But this is just to make clear to us all here, especially some of the students of knowledge here. We must understand this. In fact, as you all know, I was blessed to graduate as a judge, perhaps the first Western Western person to graduate as a judge from the Institute in Saudi Arabia really liked him. As I've been told that he was best in our training, we were told off of a story of a previous judge, the father of shaxson
bid homemade, happy, the whole logic sorry, the name of the harem, I was blessed to be taught by him as well.
Very intellectual man.
And perhaps one of the best teachers that I've had in terms of topia. And in terms of his application of a teacher, he really reminds you of the scholars of old, you know, he would literally come to class with his big fat books in his hand with, you know, old pages, you know, where, you know, the pages have been read. And he would actually discuss your questions in light of that, which is in the book and his ability to find the, you know, the information in the book, all that was amazing, it's very clear that he really prepared for his lesson before he came to class. Perhaps I can tell you that on another day, some of
you know, my amazing
stories with some of our machines. So the father of chef did for me, very knowledgeable man. He was even known as the chef of the nebula
to LA LA. And it's a it says that in one of his judiciary
proceedings, a person came
with a complaint, obviously, the plaintiff came in, and the plaintiff said that, you know, what, this is my land and this person
has taken it. So the chef asked the defendant for evidence.
And back in the day in Saudi Arabia, obviously, it wasn't as advanced as now where you have the municipality setup and everything is computerized and you got the country mapped out every piece of land so on and so forth. It wasn't like that. So people generally would, you know, respect people's right to land based on test care or endorsements even from scholars. So this person produced a paper.
And this paper was signed or supposedly signed by the previous Mufti of Saudi Arabia, the Mufti before chef embezzled money, right.
And he was a he was the teacher of chef have been best and very respectful and respectable as well. So he produced this paper in front of the judge, the father of chef son, and chefs it then closed or postponed the proceeding, because you wanted obviously to study the evidence. Oh, Chef, the chef who wrote to many of the students of Mufti Brahim was the previous Mufti and said, Look, can you just validate the handwriting here? validate the handwriting? Is this the handwriting of the chef? So his closest students validated and said, Yes, this is the handwriting of off the shelf.
But something still wasn't right with the judge. So in any case, when the next proceeding happened,
and the plaintiff and the defendant stood in front of the judge, the judge turned to the defendant and told the defendant, look, I'm giving you one chance to tell the truth.
You know, what you have done, but I'm giving you one chance to tell the truth.
Is this land use? Now, obviously, the defendant now shook obviously, you know, he wasn't expecting this.
Because now somebody by default is done wrong. And then he is confronted with this kind of an approach, then by default, you're going to start feeling that hold on a second here, maybe I've been caught out, right? This is what happens. So out of fear, the defendant said, yes, no, it's not my land. And this paper is forged. The paper is forged, meaning the handwriting of the chef is forged. Now look, the closest students to the chef didn't know it was forged, which means that the forging was so you know, professional. So panela, the forging was so professional. And let me tell you, you know, you've seen doctors handwriting, if you see the writing of some of the machines is like
doctor's handwriting really, really easy. It is like that. Right? So the forging was so professional.
So the defendant asked the chef that How did you know?
Ask the judge how did you know? So the judge said that, to be honest, I didn't know. But at the end of the letter, the sign of said share.
so and so. And it's not from the norm of the machine to write the names as shared. So so it's not from the norms. Right? So
that's where the doubt came in. And that's where I doubted this being a letter from the shift from them from the previous movie.
Amazing Wright Brothers and sisters, what do you think of the story? And this teaches you, you know, to be a Mufti and to be a judge, you know, when when when I was blessed to study with the pick judges of 2010. Right, these were, well, you know, I was picked and I know that the interview process that happens, I know how they were picked, because obviously the Ministry of Justice comes in and picks them from class, picks the graduating class and takes them for an interview and then, you know, if your name comes up that you picked, then Allah help you because you have to be you have to do the work, meaning no one who's picked to be a judge can run away. If you refuse then you
punished for two years away.
They hold your certificates and you can't get any other form of employment. So you have to be a judge. So I was picked with the 2010 judges, I was put in the class with them. And it was an amazing three year journey, our time in the courts, our training our lessons, it was it was amazing. But one of the things that the Messiah who also judges who are coming to teach us what the majority of the judges would always tell us is that you don't want to be a judge. It's not just about having an academic ability, having the ability to read the text of the people before the scholars before and, you know, understanding that text to a certain degree. Now, to be a judge, it requires chassis, it
requires a character to be a judge a character to be a Mufti. And you need to have a certain level of guts if I if I may use that particular term, whereby
you can take the work of the scholars of the past, but you have the character to apply today. And the character of applying today refers to what we've been discussing earlier, this ability of placing a ruling in light of tomorrow, in light of tomorrow, what will be the consequences of this ruling that I place now. So this is where we should respect our scholars. We should respect our scholars but the moral of the story was the judge doubted the authenticity of the letter because the letter was signed off as che Mufti so and so. Right.
So based on that, the character of the judge, he Allah guided his heart, he saw that and Subhanallah just that little mistake. And that's why they say there's no crime except there's no flawless crime, there's always a crime that has a flaw. And a good judge will pick up that flaw. A good judge will pick up that flaw. Allah subhanho wa Taala grants us insights, you know, and this is important, especially when we try and arbitrate between people, we cannot be naive, and we shouldn't be taken for the right.
Especially parents today, don't be taken for the right Don't be naive, run your home in an effective way, run your home in light of tomorrow, and have the guts to make the necessary decisions and put things into place. Right. And again, this is why we talk you know, that we spoke about every science having its principles, you know, the scholars used to say I think it was the moment of crochet.
He used to say that the people have assumed they are the the what
they are the generals is to refer to the scholars of the sutras as the generals of every time and place. Why? Because they have the principles. They have the principles that allow them to rule in light of today, while taking into consideration tomorrow.
As soon as it gives you that ability. I'm not talking about academic pursuits. I'm talking about undestood. Yes, we have the academics who know the views of the scholars and what they've said and the evidences and the rebuttals, and so on and so forth. But no, I'm talking about those who have become substantiated with the science. In any case, you know, I pray this makes your it wet hands your taste buds and makes you want to, you know, seek knowledge full time Allah knows best. And as I as I said, brothers and sisters, I don't want to confuse those who Mashallah are going to become doctors and lawyers and so on and so forth. Absolutely not.
As I said, the monies You are the hominids, you are the Ummah is in need of practicing Muslims who represent all the faculties of life at the highest level.
At the highest level,
you know, I it would be the coolness of my eyes, to see a Muslim with his beard,
you know, in the best Hospital in the world, walking the aisles of that hospital
with a group of young interns running behind him and around him with the notepads on the iPads and asking him questions. And as he's walking, they're running behind him.
Because they respect him and they want what he has. And as they run behind him, he walks out of the hospital, leaving his gloves, he just walked out of the most amazing in depth surgery, which lasted hours. And he leaves his gloves in quarantine. And he walks out the hospital in a rush with him and he crosses the road and he enters the masjid which he built with his money on the line hand because it's the time for salah and he walks right to the front of the masjid and he leads the Salah because it's half of the Quran, and he has the look of Salah Allahu Akbar. Imagine how powerful this would be for Islam and the Muslims. Right? Imagine how powerful if this vision could come true. Brothers
and sisters, Allahu Akbar, how amazing would this be for Islam and the Muslims? And then he walks out the masjid. And the interns follow him back to the hospital, asking him questions hanging on to every word that leaves his mouth. Why? Because they wanted not looking down at him because he has a beard, no respecting him for that beard. Allahu Akbar. Imagine if we had these kinds of people representing us at the Medical level. Imagine if we have these types of people representing us at an education
On level, right, the biggest educational conferences of the best universities of the world, two thirds of the panel are practicing Muslims with beards, Allahu Akbar. And when they start their presentation to the 1000s in front of them, they started with Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem. In al hamdu Lillah Allahu Akbar, amen. Imagine this, my dear brothers and sister, imagine a world which had this, imagine a world which had this, right, so don't get me wrong, I'm not telling everybody to run to Medina or run to rehab or run to a double room and so on and so forth. No, I'm telling you that the old man needs high level representation on all levels and and hamdulillah. This is one of the
reasons why I'm having this class, to teach those who are seeking excellence in the other fields to represent Islam for the sake of Allah in the other fields, to give them an ability to have some grounding with, with that knowledge which every Muslim should have attempted in that. Right. Sadly, today, Subhan Allah, the biggest Muslim journalists that are coming out on TV, they're not they don't they don't have the sinner, look, they don't dress the sun address. And if they did, they will be looked down upon. Right? So yes, we do have certain Muslims representing the Ummah, but they're not representing the oma the way the oma should be represented. Unfortunately, in fact, Subhanallah
we've seen Muslims who have gone astray who speak a message that is
insulting to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam they insult Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam when they come on TV, and they start, you know,
in a derogatory way, speaking about Imams, and speaking about teachers and speaking about my dad's and the Muslims, right, and the non Muslims would love to have these people on the show. Because obviously, the media seems to be serving a certain
director allowed to stand this prejudice, no doubt, you know, Islamophobia didn't become what it became just by mistake. No, this this is a clear conceit, you know, concerted effort. Allah subhanho wa Taala guide the world guide the people, you know, and May Allah guide us all I mean, yeah, but I mean, I don't want to take this into any political discussion or or take us seriously off track, but you get the gist of what I'm saying. We're coming back to the point my dear brothers and sisters Imagine a world where we had Muslims representing Islam as Muslims proud to be Muslims. Imagine somebody winning you know, as you know, I come from a background of being a golfer. Right and I used
to watch them the Masters on TV growing up and you know, you're thinking to yourself I haven't Allah blessed me with with with golf. As a young person, I was a junior golfer, I had a junior golfing passport as well. You know, when I was in Dubai, and I was sitting with the chairman Abdul Mateen I was just telling them this that you know, I was actually I used to represent club and school
at golf and then you look at the iconic the iconic golf tournaments like the Masters for example that just finished now in America have is the first master this the first cause major, you know, like in Tennessee of Wimbledon, you have the French Open, you have the Australian Open the American open in golf, you have the Masters, then you have the British Open, and you have the American PGA
There's there's four major tournaments in the year that you know, that's the peak you want to win that.
And I was thinking to myself, imagine, you know, playing beating an entire field of over 100 golfers breaking all records at the golf course with the lowest scores, right? Because it goes the lower the score, the better right so with the lowest scores and then you on the final hole in front of the crowd and the audience in the masses with your beard, looking after the sooner your trousers above your ankles or not below your ankles when Ella Hill haven't, right? You You win the tournament you put in that part Alhamdulillah and the world is cheering for you Muslims and Muslims and at the prize given when you pick up the big trophy and you wear your green jacket because with the Masters
If you win, you get a green jacket. So you wear your green jacket and you start off by saying Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim al hamdu Lillah Allahu wa Listerine who wanna study and you give this introduction, you make Islam normal to the people hamdulillah. Today, sadly, the people making the TV headlines are the people practicing extreme forms which you can't even call Islam. So brothers and sisters, please, you know, especially for our young, our young ones, right? Please, please, please go and become the best. Go and become the best. Don't just become a lawyer be the most recognized best lawyer with an understanding that the world needs and requires go and become a great
mind. Don't just become any mind. You're a Muslim. You're a person of La ilaha illa Allah, this Karima has given you an unprecedented potential go and tap into it. Don't just become a doctor go and become the biggest mind in the medical fraternity. Don't just become someone into education go and become the best mind in the educational fraternity go and create quantum shifts.
In how education is seen and practiced, don't just become, you know, a pharmacist go and become the best. Go and become the best. Right?
Be the best, be the best. Because Allah gave us the best I told you in our earliest lessons that Allah, Allah gave us the best book fire the best message to the best messenger via the best angel in the best language on the best night in the best month, in the best of all places Allahu Akbar, and in this book called the Ummah, the best of all nations couldn't reject leanness, you are the best of all nations, Allahu Akbar. So if you are the best, Don't settle for me to settle for mediocrity. You're, you're you you should aim for the best of everything. And as I qualified my statement the other time best in effort of course, results is in the hands of Allah. But if you aim to be the
best, imagine what will happen to you. Today I will do as I so, you know, mediocre brothers and sisters because our ambitions are so mediocre. Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said don't ask Allah for gender. Ask him for those that don't just ask him for gender. Ask him for the best Jana Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says if you see the coming of the hour, you see the AMA coming in, you have a sapling in your hand planted, planted do good be the best. Take use of all of your time brothers and sisters, this is what we want to see in our lives. This is, you know, this is the world I would love to see on my deathbed. And all I'm doing is just trying to in my small way
live a life to try and create a means for this world to be created. You know, he Chairman Upton Mateen. These two boys are close to me when I was asked Chuck so what's your vision? Why do you do what you do? And my vision is, I do what I do because the vision is igniting communities that benefit humanity. And this is what I want. And this is what I want to see peak. Why not because I'm somebody special? No, because Allah has said that this is the Ummah we are in ignited oma that benefit the people we are here to take from Allah and give to the people not to be people begging from the people, which we see the oma doing today. We at that stage where we have to beg the woman
to give us why because the knowledge is with a certain part of the ummah. I'm telling us to become the flag bearers, the you know, the the the anchors, the become the beacons that people want to take from the people want to take from even for you running Islamic Institute's run it with excellence, run it with excellence brothers and sisters don't run it in a way where there's politics and this commotion and there's, you know, you like a sign in your books and then the tax people on you and so and the funds that you raise and what you do with the people's money and so on and so forth. Let's fear Allah subhanho wa Taala I believe that true fear of Allah necessitates you being the best. I
really feel that my dear brothers and sisters, true fee of Allah subhanho wa Taala necessitates you being the best. Really, if you don't have a high aspirations, I believe and Allah knows best there's a hidden there's an issue with, with with your fear of Allah subhanho wa Taala and the God consciousness that you should be upon.
So be the best My dear brothers and sisters I love you all for the sake of Allah Allah and I speak a message from my heart to you on and I pray you know what, that you take this message, you cut this audio and you do something with it and send it to as many people that that you know that you love as well, because I would love for this message to reach them again. I'm not saying I'm the best. I'm not saying I'm the best speaker to be speaking this or the best mind to be speaking this, but I'm speaking it because Islam has sent this message. I'm only telling you what Islam has said. Right? I'm not saying Take it from me because I'm special. I'm saying take it because something special has
said it and that is Islam. Allah subhanho wa Taala make us from the best me. So coming back to Revelation, we say that the first revelation was a camera and then and by the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam became a prophet, and then we have a human with death, fear and through the death of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam became a messenger became a messenger. And we learned from this that knowledge comes before action. In terms of the way the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam did his Dawa, then it happened in stages as per the teaching from Allah subhanho wa Taala. First, he became a prophet, as I said, and then he became a messenger. So this was stage two. And
when he became a messenger, he was only told to spread Islam to the closest people to him, or she erotically crabby to the closest people to him. And then after that, he was told to spread the message to his people, to these people. So that was another stage. And then after that, he was told to spread the message to all of the Arabs. And that was another stage. And then the last stage was to spread the message to all of mankind and we see this towards the end of the life of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam when he wrote letters to the other kings, and this is how you respond to those
To give you the you know, a weak misconception, they say the Prophet was a prophet of the Arabs to the prophet or to the Arabs. The Quran was in Arabic He spoke Arabic. So Islam is a religion of the Middle East we say now, that is incorrect.
The Quran says it's a world religion. Firstly, secondly, we know that it is because the Prophet invited other nations to Islam towards the end of his life, and he trained the Sahaba to go and pursue the vision. The vision was Islam reaching the four corners of the world. Right, and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam passed away leaving a team in place to go on and
achieve that vision. Lila Hill hampt.
what we gained from this, my dear brothers and sisters is that we should
have a strategy in everything that we do. The strategy must be there. Right? You know, even when we try to become pious, have a strategy, don't say you're gonna become pious overnight. It's not gonna work. No, start slowly. But start short. You know, I'm going to leave since you can't leave since overnight, it's impossible. Right? But start slowly and start surely start leading oneself. And when that said, He's totally off you and you don't feel inclined to eat again, take on another and take on another, seeking guidance from Allah, of course, allies, the Most Merciful allies, the Most Merciful inshallah, he will see he Allah subhanho wa Taala will witness your sincerity to rid
yourself of sins, and allow forgiven your sins lies the Most Merciful action, right? But you put that effort in place from yourself, a lot of the times we become overwhelmed, we go for Hijri, come back, tell us I'm going to be the best person that walked the face of this earth. But what happens? What happens maybe the first week you are good. second week, your average third week, you're back to square one.
Because no strategy after Ramadan, you're going to be the best person no strategy.
ainun is asking for us a strategy for becoming better. As I said, You know, I normally advise our brothers and sisters to get a book and write in the book have a section called the good
and the bad and the ugly.
Right under the good write down all the good acts that you're not practicing,
that you ideally should be doing.
And you you learn this from the different lessons you attempt, right? You go to talks, you go for Juma, you come for the provisions class, you get onto YouTube, so on and so forth, you learn a lot of good, right that in the good chapter, then in the bad chapter, write down all the minus things that you do,
that you should not be doing.
And in the ugly chapter, write down the major lessons May Allah protect,
May Allah protect the major sins that you do. So now you can see yourself on paper, you can see who you are, and you can see who you're not.
Again, this is not appropriate English, but it sounds good, right? You know who you are, you know who you're not.
Right? So you can actually see it now on paper, you can see the person you're not by seeing all the good that's not in your life yet. And you can see who you are by looking at.
You know, all the bad that you have in front of you, then have a strategy to rid yourself of the bad and slowly bring into your life all the good. Even if it takes you a lifetime, but have the strategy, have the strategy, everyone's different. Some people have a greater willpower, some people's willpower is lacking.
So what you want to do is slowly but surely put a program in place. Like for example, you want to wake up with the head, you'd wake up for the head good. Some people can manage it easily, once a month, do it. Until waking up with the hygiene once a month is something that you don't even think of it just naturally happens. When that happens. Wake up twice a month, and continue like that, until waking up with the hedges twice a month is easy.
You know, you want to start fasting, some people can only fast, once a month. And this is from the mercy of Allah that Allah has given us months and weeks and days and hours. We have the ability to have these days, you know, to to set certain guidelines. Some people have the ability to fast once a week. hamdulillah start with it. But don't fast twice a week. Until fasting once a week is just easy. It's like how you leave the home every morning. Then make it to some people know they can only fast once a month that's easy for them, too, will cause them to leave fasting altogether. And that's the guideline. Some people say well, how do I know whether something is is more or less. In my
humble view this is an educated guess by the way in my heart
View, you know this by yourself, you know, am I overwhelmed by this? Or is this easy? Will I be overwhelmed doing it? Or is it easy? That's what you ask yourself, right.
And even with the poor, I don't start reading read one page a day, we know the plan should be read read daily. So you should have a daily sitting with. If you can't read a page, or a page will overwhelm you read three,
until three, if it becomes easy, then make it five, then make it seven or make it six, and so on and so forth. So you get what I'm saying brothers and sisters. The same applies to since with regards to since immediately you got to obviously seek forgiveness from Allah and you got to work on the ugly list. The major sins have to leave you by hook or by crook, by hook or by crook, you got to leave the major sins, right? As soon as possible, and sincerely work towards it. And when you fall into it, seek forgiveness from Allah. So start on canceling out that list that ugly, the major sins, and what you will find my dear brothers and sisters, that the more piety you bring into your life, and
the major sins you read from your life,
the list and you know your bad list, you will automatically start cutting things out from them automatically.
Right, why? Because the purpose of life is to worship Allah. And the purpose of worship is to gain taqwa.
Right? This is what happens. So Allah created us to worship Him. And He commanded us to worship Him. So we are God conscious of Allah. Imagine if we didn't have to pray. Five times a day we'll be caught up in the dunya we lose consciousness of Allah. So Allah puts acts of worship to bring us in, right to reel us in. Right? So Allah gave us acts of worship. The wisdom behind the acts of worship is to gain God consciousness to be God conscious of Allah, a person who's got conscious of Allah will by default, stay away from sins. So what you will find is, the more good you bring into your life and the major sins you kick out of your life, by default, you will be cutting into the middle
chapter which is the list of bad things that you do the sins that you do, automatically you see you You started becoming you know,
a more honest person automatically you becoming a person that doesn't want to look at pornography for example, automatically you becoming a person that doesn't prefer to listen to music, so automatically, Mashallah, that middle list is being cut in. So by the time you get to the middle list, it's not as big as you thought it was. I hope this shed some some as I said, this is an educated guess. And it's, it's based on looking at the Quran and the Sunnah and based on Mashallah, the people who have taken that advice and their conclusion, their conclusion, you know, brothers and sisters.
Um, you know,
I'm not sure if there's somebody who's who's equipped here
or with for example, you know, audio editing, but I would really love for somebody to try and look at this lesson and create graphic, a graphical video, you know, like an infographic kind of video. If somebody could do that, well, maybe this would be much appreciated because I think we've had some, some pearls here, which really,
a lot of people would benefit from it, Allah knows best, and Allah knows best. Right? So really, if you do have that ability, please step up for the sake of Allah. Right? Or if you can support this production, please stand up for the sake of Allah as I've said throughout provisions handler, we leading a beneficial book, there's a lot of benefits, perhaps you know,
you could benefit the Ummah doing this, if you can do it, then please write in right into sajit Ahmed [email protected], right.
Please do inshallah, it will be of great benefit. So with regards to this particular discussion here, the strategy for becoming good, then my strategy is burn in, do not burn out. And burning in and not burning out entails doing things slowly. But surely, the Quran was not revealed overnight, nor was any city built in a day. Okay? And what you want to do is start off by seeing yourself on paper.
Right? Right, all the good that you've learned from all your lessons that you're not doing and ideally should be doing, and that you could list and right off the bat, which are your mind lessons which you are doing and should not be doing. And then write the ugly, which is your major sense, which is your major sense. And then work a strategy by kicking off the major sins and introducing the good acts of worship slowly but surely, as I said, right, don't overwhelm yourself. Even if it takes you you know, six months to a year to two years to bring something about but be sincere seek guidance from Allah to Allah slowly
But surely work on bringing it in. And like that slowly but surely start taking your good list and slowly but surely start canceling out your ugly list. And by default, you will see that you have hamdulillah canceled out a lot on your bad list and then you can go on slowly but surely kicking out the remainder and this is how inshallah inshallah you meet Allah subhanho wa Taala in a way that Allah is happy with you and you are happy with Allah. And Allah sends your angels from gender to collect your soul, the day you pass away May Allah sent us those angels to collect our soul angels from gender, the day we pass away, and May Allah grant us a death while he's pleased with us. I
mean, you're an enemy, there was so much Subhanallah that I wanted to get through today. But Allah blessed us to say so much as well. That was, the less beneficial so Alhamdulillah we'll stop at this particular point where we discuss the stages of our when we come back next week, we will quickly just discuss some of the names of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and discuss the children of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam and discuss the wives of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And then go to the next chapter, which is the chapter regarding the guidance of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam with regards to Voodoo, and with regards to wiping on one Sox. And with
regards to observing take a moment just before that, I will share with you a little bit on the reasons why the scholars differ so that you do not become overwhelmed when you hear certain views of time, which perhaps go against some of the things that you have been taught already. As I said, the class is not here to overwhelm us, or to confuse us the class is here to complement our knowledge. And, you know, grant us an ability to gain from the wonderful blessings that Allah subhanho wa Taala gives to these sort of gatherings and in the same breath make us more institutionalized in running our organizations and our homes and our schools and so on and so forth. Brothers and sisters, I love
you all for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala everything correct service from Allah subhanho wa Taala and he's perfect and any mistakes are from myself ha upon and I seek Allah subhanho wa Taala is forgiveness Subhana Allah He will be having the he Subhana Allah humble will be having deca Nasha to Allah, Allah, Allah and Mr. Furukawa to LA