Channel: Sajid Ahmed Umar
Series: Sajid Ahmed Umar - Seerah S4
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Rahman Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen aubenas stirring on Sunday when the Salah Mahatma in the beginning the Vienna Mohammed was early he was happy he was a limited Sleeman kathira lamb Dean, my bad. Rubbish really surgery were sadly angry while Dr. tembisa Annie Yahoo. Kohli will begin by praising Allah subhanho wa Taala. We praise Him we seek his assistance and guidance
and we seek refuge in Him subhanho wa Taala from the evil of ourselves and the adverse consequences of our deeds. We testify always the room serve Allah guides and can guide and whomsoever He must guides and then can guide and we request praises and blessings upon the final messenger Muhammad Ali Abdullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam I witnessed that there's no one worthy of worship besides one Allah, and that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is His messenger to our brothers and sisters in Islam. Welcome, and I greet you with the greetings official am Salam O Allah He alikum warahmatu who matovu wabarakatuh and
welcome to Episode 12 of our season four of our series blast from the past Sierra in the 21st century, never spanaway to Allah except from us our deeds. I mean, Europe, me Allah subhanho wa Taala make us a group that have come together virtually
seeking the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala alone, and we Allah subhanho wa Taala make us a gathering but he is a good word and follows it. I mean, and May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us a gathering that is forgiven upon our departure. I mean, you are behind me, brothers and sisters in Islam in terms of progress, then we Alhamdulillah
we covered the events of Belo Cordova. In yesterday's episode, we completed the portions that we wanted to focus on in terms of the scope of our series together. And as promised today in sha Allah, we want to tap into the lessons that we can
deduce from the events taken that will benefit us insha Allah in the 21st century now brothers and sisters in Islam, just as a reminder, I always try and tap into associated lessons when we do take an event. So it's important that you know you also take note of those lessons and not just lessons that we share in what I like to call the pitstop when we take the pitstop and tap into the lessons, they are more focused lessons that I do delay until the point of the pitstop, but some are revision based because we've taken them before so I do touch on them when we take the appropriate event, so please do make note of them because this helps you understand the consistency Subhan Allah in terms
of the character of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And also when you see this consistency, then no doubt you can only deduce from it that it is a matter from the matters of the faith because the Sharia review teaches us directly and also teaches us indirectly where those lessons come to us via deduction. So in terms of today, brothers and sisters in Islam and the lessons of the pitstop that we want to take at the end of the story of Balu korova as follows Firstly, brothers and sisters in Islam, the lesson of answering the call of Allah and His Messenger immediately,
This whole concept of submission, right that we are Muslims and Muslims entails submission and this we've spoken about this point in in context of choosing culture over religion, choosing the norms of a place over the explicit and express guidance of the Sharia and so on and so forth and how this contradicts the concept of submission that when we say we are Muslims, it means we are submitted, submitted to who to Allah subhanho wa Taala. Submit is when when we submit this to Allah subhanho wa Taala we are submitted to Allah subhanho wa Taala in the moment that we are in that's the reality but
Listen, sisters in Islam, right? So we submit to Allah subhanho wa Taala in the moment that we are in very submission, that in the moment that you are in you ask yourself, what will please Allah subhanho wa Taala what from my actions and from my speech will please Allah subhanho wa Taala and then you act accordingly that which will please Allah subhanho wa Taala you immediately put it into practice and that which will displease him immediately you refrain from that is Islam, this concept of Islam, this concept of submission. Now we get this lesson again, from the portion in the story after the Battle of the Confederates when the Muslims were extremely exhausted and we've discussed
this at length, and now they come back to Medina and they put their weapons down the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam is exhausted, he puts his weapons down, you know, you want to it's been a siege that you've, you've gotten through before the Rila with the with the blessings of Allah subhanho wa Taala and the virtues of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Upon the believers, they've got over this, they come back to the families who have missed for so long, they are relieved that they are okay they want to regroup as human beings do. And all of a sudden jabril comes and says get up and move for we haven't put our, our our our weapons down, and we are on our way, right? And then the
Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam gives us instruction that no one prays A lot of us have until you get there.
And they get up and they go,
they get up and they move. Nobody said O Messenger of Allah, oh can I have this break organ I know. This is not the way of the believers. In fact Allah Subhana Allah says in Surah two tober lie yesterday Luca larina. Mineola biLlahi while you will carry a yujia he to be a moily himo and fusi him uj goofy Sevilla heavy ammonium of or infosum in Nehemiah study Luca Latina, la mina Villa he will Yamuna acid water but Kuru boom homefree Arabia truck that one, Allah subhana wa Taala differentiates between those who get up and act and those who seek permission to be excused for one excuse and the other and Allah says the believers who believe in Allah and His Rasul, they never
seek an excuse to be left behind, right from going out in the path of Allah with themselves and with their wealth, or with their wealth and with themselves.
So this is the way of the believers brothers and sisters in Islam. And they should be a pitstop point for us this Ramadan to also think about ourselves. Think about our behavior with Allah subhanho wa Taala think of our manners with Allah subhanho wa Taala with the son of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, how quick are we to submit? Allah says Well, I can only move meaning when I'm not in either Kabbalah who arasu I'm on a akula homeless hero to me ambrym it wasn't from the way of the believing men and the believing women when a command when an order came from Allah and His messenger that they felt they had a choice in the matter. Like Okay, thanks but no thanks, I
think about it inshallah. Let's see how it goes. Insha Allah insha Allah, I remember talking about this in Malaysia. I think it was in season two they inshallah Yes. And they inshallah know
that even inshallah today has has two meanings that believers they just get up and they do it.
They just get up and they do it. Allah loves cleanliness. The rooms are clean.
Allah loves order and tidiness, their lives that are tidy, they put things in their place. This is the way they submit to Allah in every moment, whether it's to do with that which is an act of worship in and of itself, or whether it's to do with something that's part and parcel of their life, but the Sharia has offered guidance in that.
How should you sleep? How should you eat? How should you be with one another? How should brothers be with sisters, sisters, with brothers, families, how they should be with each other? how employers should be with employees and vice versa? members of the community with the community, the border of a Masjid with the masjid and the community, everything is based on Allah Allah, Allah Rasul. What does Allah one what is does is Ross will want and I will act and I will comply and I will obey. I'm not a servant of my desires or a servant of my ego, it doesn't matter what I want. That is the way of the believers It doesn't matter how I feel, the believers were tired, but immediately they got up
and moved. reminds you of a verse in the Quran, is the G Bulli lay, what era zuli either the alchemy mahican answer Allah and His Rasool if they call you to that, which will give you spiritual life and physical life and a successful life in this world and then
instead of to
Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah says in another verse Malcolm, this is the opposite.
Malcolm either appeal Allah Kumu Rafi surbey Lila his tomb in a lot.
Hello. So Titova, my memory serves me right. Allah says What is wrong with you? They when it is said to you, when it said to you rush
To the way in the path of Allah subhanho wa Taala right retreat to the path of Allah subhanho wa Taala and to Allah it's called Tamil A lot of you became a heavy on the earth, you became a victim of time, or a little bit higher to dunya
Are you more happy with the life of this world and going out in the path of Allah is for the sake of the life of the hereafter.
But being a victim of time, and being stuck on earth and becoming heavy on Earth, that's a sign that you are preferring the life of this world over the earth.
Right and understand that for Metatron higher to dunya fill accurately Luckily, that the life of this world the pleasures of this world, the happiness of this world the gifts and treasures of this world, in comparison to the Hereafter is nothing but a little
so this is an important lesson use Ramadan to think about this how are we with the mandates of Allah Allah tala roswaal. We read books, we listen to lectures, right? We have Arabic books translated we have libraries in our homes.
Han Allah Okay. And then what?
And then what? Right So put your knowledge into practice. The second point brothers and sisters in Islam or the second lesson from this pitstop is when you do answer a line is rustle answer them in the right way.
answer them in the right way.
Remember, we spoke about in previous episodes, you have La ilaha illAllah. But then you also have Muhammad Rasul Allah.
You can't take La ilaha illa Allah and throw Muhammad Rasulullah aside, right, which means you do something for the sake of Allah. But how, how the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told you to do it, because he taught you how to do it based on how Allah wants it to be.
So there's one way to do it, you submit. And then there's one way to do it. After you submit there's only one way to do it brothers and sisters in Islam.
After you submit there's only one way to do it.
So that is Mohammed Rasul Allah. And we learned this from this particular part of the story as well. How so brothers and sisters in Islam, we learned this particularly from
the event that happened between the Sahaba when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam said to them, don't praise Allah to the author until you get to biochar.
Right, so they received that instruction and they acted, but they wanted to act on it properly, what happened? The sun was setting. So this question came to their mind, is it correct for us to pray on time? Or is it correct for us to pray when we get there because the time has changed? And then this difference of opinion happened between the Sahaba this difference of opinion happened? Why? Because they just felt like creating a difference of opinion. No, because they wanted to follow they wanted to practice the practice of East ajibola he was a Rasool right, answering the call of a line is rhassoul in the right way.
This is where the student comes in. And this is where we have to be vigilant in terms of what is be there or what is innovation, such as about saying, Are you being too difficult and you being too strict? And you know, you have these group of scholars, they're too strict and now said about strict not being strict. It's about doing what is right.
At least wanting to do what is right or about belittling.
A difference of opinion between the scholars under the guise of all these are the strict scholars, our scholars a bit more lenient, stay away from those scholars and stick to those scholars. When do we get to a phase and we ask ourselves, what would the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam himself done in this situation? I gave you this lesson. In early episodes, I believe the season right there instead of asking your scholars about what's the ruling on a matter, why don't you train yourself to ask the scholars what is the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam on a matter? Instead of asking, Is it okay for me to shake the hand of a person of a girl or a boy? Ask?
What did the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam did he shake female's hands
instead of asking is it oh you know? What's the ruling on listening to music because you heard some scholar allows it so now sometimes your turn makes us clever right? We go to Scotland so what's the ruling on listening to music? When we look at the car we see our way should be to go to the scholar and say what was the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam with regards to music.
Because after La ilaha illa Allah comes Muhammad Rasul Allah. Yes, doing things correctly is at levels I agree, and things which are forbidden at levels. I agree. We don't disagree with this. But then also, is it the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that you'll be at the lower level of piety and righteousness Will you be at the higher level of piety and righteousness?
If you're from the family of La ilaha illAllah, Muhammad Rasul Allah, then it's about being sincere to Allah upon the way of the messenger and you'll never find the messenger
being pleased that you are choosing an entry level of righteousness in your faith. And you've been pleased to be there with no vision to develop yourself and grow yourself and establish your faith. You wouldn't see this ever in this year of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam so that's lesson number two. Lesson number one, answer the core. Lesson number two, answer it the way it's supposed to be answered. Okay, lesson number three, the importance of Salah on time, this whole dispute between the Sahaba should we pray now should we pray when we get there? Why did it happen? Because it was ingrained in them in the Salah to Canada I don't mean Nikita makuta Salah has been placed at
fixed and set times and it was ingrained in them that from the most beloved actions to Allah after faith is praying our Salah on time. So they were so time conscious when it came to the prayers
and thus they had this discussion a group said hold on stop the journey. Let's quickly pray and then we'll continue another group said no, no, no, no, no The Prophet said don't pray until you get there.
We're not missing Salah today. The Salah telesurgery has been delayed until we get the other said no. The Prophet didn't say Salah terrassa is delayed until you get there. He just said don't pray until you get the means go quickly. Rush go as quickly as possible. So everyone had some form of precedence to justify the stance they were taking.
A group said the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was speaking contextually he wasn't speaking literally. Salah Salah to the answer is when Salah to the answer is And don't forget, we were at the Battle of the Confederates just now. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said made these disbelievers graves be filled with fire and the hereafter their bellies be filled with fire or the hereafter be filled with fire for they caused us to miss the middle prayer until the sunset, meaning the answer to prayer until the sunset. Do you know Do you remember that?
Even during that battle, so after all sort of time didn't change.
Even though we were constantly on the go, we didn't have time to stop and pray. The time wasn't changed. We pray we made up the prayer.
That means that know the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was not saying that the time of Surat rasa has changed. He was just telling us to rush. But the others took a literal approach. And this is a way of understanding and instruction. And they didn't pray. So those who took the contextual approach they prayed and those who took the liberal approach, they didn't pray.
What happened then? I told yesterday I rather did they delay the the completion to the story to today so that it's fresh in our minds. Well, what happened was when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam met up with them, they told the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that this is what happened to us.
So some prayed and some didn't pray. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam didn't.
He didn't fall to anyone. He didn't fall to those who prayed. And he didn't fall to those who didn't pray, because at the end, the common denominator between them both was them wanting to follow the instruction of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
And there's many lessons from this brothers and sisters in Islam. In fact, books have been written, right? in Islamic seminaries and universities, you have dedicated classes to this topic of the differences of opinion in Islam, or opinions in Islam, and the types of differences of opinion, and the difference of differences of opinion, which are finding praiseworthy, and the differences of opinion which aren't fine and frowned upon and looked down upon and forbidden. This is a whole science, we're not going to cover it in this particular lesson. But there are some points that I want to share, because I feel they necessary for us today in the 21st century. So this is a lesson
that we learned, right? That the importance of Salah on time. And following on. We learned that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam during his time he was training the Sahaba to practice what we call ht hat he had is applying personal reasoning to the text of the Sharia, to try and understand what the ruling of the Sharia would be at a particular time. This is HD head, it needs effort. So that's why the term is attached or the concept is attached to the term HD head and he had his from the concept of jihad. God is where you have to apply yourself. You need to apply energy and thought and diligence and contemplation and discussion and research so that you can understand, okay, this
is what Allah wants me to do here. Right? And this is part and parcel of life, medical doctors do this. Everybody comes together and they offer their thoughts. And then they have mutual consultation. We spoke about Sure, in terms of how do we go forward with this patient? Should we operate Shouldn't we operate How should we operate? When's the best time to operate? What's the strategy of operation?
Right so panela
There's a case of a young boy, may Allah grant him cure. Right now that I'm close to. He's 11 years old and Subhanallah he developed cancer on a very sensitive part in his body between the neck and the brain.
We have a grant him cure me in Europe. So to deal with this, they've had to detach, detach the skull from the spine.
And we're talking about operations lasting 12 1618 hours, teams of doctors shifts taking place.
We have to make it easy upon the boy and his parents, I mean, Europe.
But Subhan Allah, I'm highlighting this as an example because I'm close to the case. And what's common is how the doctors are always together discussing strategies putting Shura together and there could be differences of opinion.
So it even happens in the medical field. Right? It happens in management as well.
Right? So even in the Sharia, it happens, right, because Allah subhanho wa Taala has revealed laws, some which are direct, not open to interpretation, and he's revealed ayat and verses and evidences that are open to interpretation. And Allah has done this, not by miss this is not a mistake, Allah subhanho wa Taala doesn't make mistakes. So pan who attacked, it was revealed like this with purpose. And thus we see the tenacity of the Sharia to last till the Day of gamma, that irrespective of circumstance and situation, we find Subhan Allah that the Sharia is able to bring rulings today for those circumstances in situations where they should do with with IVF, which is a medical way of
conceiving a baby, whether it's to do with chromosome
manipulation, right, whether it's to do with, with with surrogate motherhood, whether it's to do with mukbangs, whether it's to do with derivatives in finance, whether it's to do with the banking system, whether it's to do with capitalism, whether it's to do with liquidity management, or risk financial risk management, irrespective Subhanallah, you find that the sheriff has the tenacity, because of this collection of verses that were revealed, with one instruction, and verses that were revealed in a way that you can understand the multiple of things, and the methodology of how to work with these different sets of verses so that the synergy between them through this entire process,
across centuries of Islamic scholarship, we've seen the Sharia always at the table, providing guidance is never ever in the history of Islam from the advent of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And I confidently say till the Day of AM, will you ever find a situation where something will happen? And the Sherry, I won't have an answer, you will ask a scholar and he will tell you that there is no answer in Islam to this
where they should do what psychology as well, where they should do with leadership and management as well. You find Islam light present in all these fears. Right? So
the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Remember we said he had a vision of leaving behind a team that will complete his vision of Islam reaching the four corners of the world. And as they do this, they will come across New circumstances, different countries, different cultures, different languages, different people, different customs, different habits. Right? So the they're going to come across this how should they deal with this the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was enabling his team at the time and from the enablers was how he took the suggestion of the manual Pharisees about the trench. Even though the trench was an idea of a different system, a different belief
system, a different group of people. This was teaching the Sahaba and then we find the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam his interactions with them also, in these interactions, we find this training how they asked him a question how he would answer the Prophet of Allah, you know, if I kiss my wife when I was fasting, does this break my fast the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said what about when you rinse your mouth with water when you make Voodoo does it break your fast?
This is analogy is teaching them analogy, that when you put water in your mouth, and it mixes with the saliva and you swallow it, it doesn't break your window, right? So if you happen to give you a kiss, if something mixed with your saliva, the process and you started, it certainly doesn't break your fasting. This won't break your fasting as well. As an example, when the person came to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and said that my father didn't perform Hajj.
Right, should I perform Hajj on his behalf? The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said if your father had a debt, wouldn't it be upon you to pay that debt? She said yes. Wouldn't you feel responsible? She said yes. So she said the debt with Allah has a greater right of being fulfilled. So he was teaching them a knowledge. This is a process through which you did use a ruling in Islam. And analogy is a big thing today. So for example, the Quran has made wine forbidden. haram but the Quran doesn't talk about beer, for example.
Right? So if someone said what is the ruling of beer in the Quran through analogy, you can deduce the ruling because you can say wine is forbidden in the Quran because it intoxicated and beer intoxicates so the ruling naturally of wine should apply to beer as well. So if wine is haram, beer is haram.
Roland This is simple analogy brothers and sisters in Islam.
This is analogy is how we produce rulings in Islam. The point is the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was training his Sahaba. They, the Sahaba didn't just come into the scene after the death of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam and they just started making things up as they went along. No, you will find that everything they did the end the process through which they did it, it has its birth, during the lifetime of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam will give them the leeway, and he will tell them a sub tab and then you are you are writing this part and you are wrong in this part, and this is how you can fix it. When he said more
of the bingeable to Yemen we spoke about Yemen coming under Muslim rule during the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam in earlier episodes,
especially during the episodes pertaining to the Confederates more as when they're in a in a narration that is considered acceptable by some scholars, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, How will you How will you rule? How will you guide them? He says, I will get guidance from the Quran. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, What if you don't find it in the Quran, he says, I will find it in the sun or look into your teachings on messenger of Allah. And then he said and then what? What if you don't find the day he says then I will practice each t hat.
I will try and compare and contrast between the situation at hand and similar circumstances in the Quran and Sunnah and the rulings there. And accordingly, I will move forward and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was pleased with more
meaning he got the training, he graduated.
So this is an important point brothers and sisters in Islam, that is point number four point number five. Brothers and sisters in Islam point number five differing
between scholars on secondary matters of religion is something that existed from the beginning of Islam, as we see between the Sahaba and will always exist, and frowning on it, and telling the scholars to, you know, stop doing it. It's a it's it's you are asking for something impossible. As long as Allah has created human beings, and human beings have minds, and we have text and circumstances that can be interpreted based on the mind looking at it from an angle, and from another angle, there will be a difference of opinion,
there will be a difference of opinion.
Especially also when it comes to character types. You can have a puppy who has a more risk averse approach to everything in life. So you'll find it in his field as well. And he's fatwah, you find another 40 who doesn't have a risk averse approach, and you will seed present in his fatwa as well. So it's possible to find a scholar who tells you it's okay to do something, and a scholar who tells you it's better not to do something.
But for us to hold our hands and say what's wrong with these colors? And these, you know, they're always different. These are secondary matters of the religion. Of course, secondary meaning the Sahaba didn't differ as to should they should they pray Salah to Lhasa, that's a primary matter, there was no difference of opinion there. They differed on the secondary matter. Should we prayed now, or should we prayed later? So that's what I mean, when I say secondary matters.
It will always happen. The question we have to ask ourselves is how do we deal with the differences of opinion of the scholars, and Islam has taught us how to deal with the differences of opinion of the scholars.
Islam has taught us that
Islam has told us that if you are in a place, and today a place is global, right, because of the internet, if you are living in a time, whereby there's a matter at hand, and the scholars have two views, or three views, or four views, which scholar should you follow? Islam says through the scholars looking at the overall evidence of the Sharia, they have laid these guidelines. Which view should you follow, you should follow the view of the most knowledgeable scholar in that matter.
So let's say it's a matter to do with finance. And the scholar that said it's okay, he has more specialization in financial sec, as opposed to the other one, or the others, then follow the view of the one who is more knowledgeable. Let's say they're both knowledgeable. They're both specialists in the field of financial transactions or medicine or or any other matter.
They're both knowledgeable, you can't differentiate between the two, they both have a specialization. What should you do? The scholar say, you follow the most the view of the scholar that's more pious between the two. Because the one who is closer to align worship, he's most likely to have you know the light eliminate is most likely to be guided by Allah subhanho wa Taala to the right decision.
So you follow the most knowledgeable if they're both at the same level of knowledge follow the most righteous from them. Okay, what if both the scholars are at the same level of knowledge, or you can't differentiate differentiate between the knowledge and the at the same level of piety and righteousness and worship with regards to the worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala you can't differentiate between the two
Both are very close to Allah we consider them Masha Allah, Abed, they are worshipers of Allah. What do you do here? The scholars after looking at the overall values of the Sharia, they say you should follow the view of the scholar that matches the view of the majority of the scholars.
So one of the two views that you have in front of you is going to match a majority of other scholars or a minority of other scholars, your job is now to find out what are the views of other scholars. And through this process, you make a decision of which view to follow. This is what is meant when Allah says first Allah, Allah Vickery and Clinton latter element, if you don't know, ask the people have knowledge. But when you get to the people of knowledge, and you see more than one of you, instead of feeling deep becoming, you know, to feel defeated, and feel stressed, and to feel negative anxiety and to feel frustration, no, this is normal. What should you do this is the process
followed the most knowledgeable one, or the most righteous one. And if they're all the same, then follow the view that meets the view of the majority of the scholars of the oma, because if the majority of the people are seeing it in that way, then inshallah most likely it will be correct. And in this way, you stop yourself from following your desires. From this way, you stop yourself from following desires. And be careful, because nowadays fertilize online. And some and obviously, some scholars, they have to offer an opinion, they don't know who the question is, what's the method of the of the of the questioner, which country they calling from? What's the circumstance? What's the
situation? So sometimes the question comes in, and the chef says, The scholars have differed. This is one view, this is another view, this doesn't mean that the chef on TV or on the internet is giving you a license to follow your desires that you just pick which one you want, which is easy for you know, he's telling you that there's two views, and this is the criteria, the criteria I shared with you. This is the criteria you have to use in deciding which of those two views to follow. But not just following your desires, then we follow that because it's easy for me and it fits me fits my desires today. No, because Manta baru has forgotten. The scholars also all agree that the one who
follows concessions always looks for the easiest way out.
They will eventually leave Islam, or they've done the practice that is not from the practices of the Muslims. Okay, so this is the next point. Point number six differences of opinion are not always bad. What is bad brothers and sisters in Islam is how we differ with each other.
And what is bad is if the differences of opinion are based on false evidences.
So let me break this up for you. differences of opinion, as we said will always happen. Is this a bad thing? No. This is this shows the richness of the human mind and society and
societal culture, that it's a healthy culture, people are encouraged to think Al Hamdulillah. So differences of opinion are not a bad thing.
the differences of opinion that are not a bad thing are similar to what we've seen with the with the difference of opinion between the Sahaba that both the views were based on a correct process of reaching and understanding and based on evidence.
There is a difference as a difference of opinion, which isn't bad. But you have a difference of a difference of opinion whereby it's truth against falsehood. There's an opinion based on evidence, and there's an opinion based on falsehood. This differences of difference of opinion is haram and forbidden.
When the truth is proven, the other view should not exist. The other view should not exist.
The other view should not exist. That's number one. That's the difference of opinion that is frowned upon. The other thing that is frowned upon is when we have the first category of differences of opinion whereby it's both based on evidence. And then we start this uniting and warning people against each other. This is also frowned upon, because we will see the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam never lay blame on any of the two parties.
Because he understood that at the end of the day, plausibly they both had evidences, and they were both trying to follow the sun. It wasn't that there was a view based on falsehood or no evidence. Okay, so the only differences of opinion the only concepts that are frowned upon is when there's no evidence holding up a view and we choose to keep that view up because it follows our desires. Now, that's not a difference of opinion, that's frowned upon. And also when there's two views that deserve to exist, based on a process that is approved by the Sharia, that we this unit, because of it, this is also frowned upon. And that's why we never see between the four canonical schools of
thought, the humbling method, or the Hanafi madhhab the Maliki method the Shafi remember when the humbling method, we never ever see any statements there within them whereby they are declaring a must have to be false or to be misguided and so on and so forth. If anything, they say this is our view, and we differ with them on that and we differ on them on this matter for the following reasons. One to
Three, four. And as a mother will say, this is our view. And we differ with you on that because of reasons 1234.
All right, I don't want to make this into a full lesson. But I just want to highlight important matters that we need to take into consideration, especially in light of the context of the series, which is lessons from this era in the 21st century. Now, there's an important thing that we need to discuss a follow on discussion, and you can call it number seven. And that is, can the truth be a multiple of things? Can the truth be a multiple of things if the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam didn't say any group was wrong, those who pray to us or on time they were right, and those who pray to us or after time that day they were right. Does this mean that the truth can be a multiple of
And the answer to that is, it depends.
It depends. If we talking about the truth with Allah, then no, it can only be one thing. And that day when the Sahaba is defeated, when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said to them, don't pray us or until you get there, obviously the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam knew what he meant he meant one thing.
He meant one thing, so the truth is one thing.
if we talk about what the Sharia is happy to consider the truth.
Even though the truth can only be one thing, then yes, in this particular context, you can say the truth is this and the truth is that
so even though the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam knew what he meant when he told them not to pray us, or until they reach Bhanu, Cordova, he knew what he meant Sal, Allahu Allah, he was.
Right. So that means the truth was one thing. But he allowed both of us to be correct.
Why? Because from a Sharia perspective, the Sherry says that if a person tries to implement the law of Allah, and they get it right, Allah will give them two rewards. And if they get it wrong, Allah will give them one reward. So what do we understand from this teaching? We understand from this teaching that even though the truth was Allah and His rasuluh can only be one. The Sherry, on the other hand, has the leniency to accept more than one thing as the truth
and this means that we don't say that the other one is wrong. We say with Allah in my view, this is right. But the other view is not wrong because the Sharia has leniency to accept it as being right why because the process behind it was correct. And based on the Sharia
I hope I'm not being too technical. Right. Please feel free to ask brothers and sisters in Islam in
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know this lesson is taking some time but it's important. So let me carry on. I do want to complete these pitstop set of lessons. I like to call them the pitstop because tomorrow I want to begin with you
the last portion of the Sierra, which starts from the expedition of alhuda, until the passing away of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So very quickly, number six, the next lesson, lesson number sorry, lesson number eight, lesson number eight.
Lesson number eight brothers and sisters in Islam, you will not leave Islam out to dry.
Right. And we get this from the story of, of Luba that we discussed yesterday, and how by mistake he didn't leave Islam out to dry. It wasn't his intention to release a secret from the secrets of the Muslims. But when he did, he immediately held himself accountable, he regretted it and he tied himself to the pillar in the masjid.
What does this mean? This means that the and then Allah also revealed as we saw in some narratives aloud to whom Allah Allah says do not do not be treacherous to Allah and is also what the holdup I'm at an article may be treacherous to your to your to, you know, to the trust that comes with La ilaha illa Allah
so we must leave Islam out to dry brothers and sisters in Islam. I know we live in a day and age where everyone's talking about Islam and everyone has a platform to talk about Islam. What do I mean by this lesson? I mean, don't talk about Islam except if you know what you're talking about.
If you talk about Islam, when you don't know what you're talking about, you are leaving Islam out to dry you bring treachery you've been treacherous to the trust between you and Islam and you and Allah
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If you don't know, speak based on your own personal view. But if you speak on behalf of Islam, then speak based on evidence. There's a difference between the person saying my view is this an Islamic view is this
and today a lot of people speak in the name of Islam
say oh no in Islam This is our belief. No, this is your belief don't say it's your that Islam is belief and teaching unless you know and you know that you know.
So this is important brothers and sisters in Islam, any lead to go without Allah.
Allah will I do not speak about Allah statements from your desires? And Allah says in the Quran, well, I suppose really matassa faults enough to communicate how the hell and why the harem lit after Allah Al Qaeda Allah say Don't let your your your you know your tongues run loose. I'm just paraphrasing the translation for the sake of time, meaning loose and you say this is halal and this is haram without evidence and you lying about Allah subhanho wa Taala in the process.
Right so be careful when you when you say when you speak on behalf of Islam. Be extra careful. right the next lesson number nine, acknowledging sales is a good habit brothers and sisters in Islam. acknowledge your sins like Lou Baba did, he accepted he made a mistake he accepted he was wrong. A sin is a sin. Today in the 21st century we're not taking from this lesson from this era. Today in the 21st century we see a trend of people justifying this and you know they listen to you say brother This is wrong this is that this is wrong. They say Thank you brother, but you know the dreaded but but for those who study law you know what but means right but cancels everything before
And legal theory they normally encourage you to use the word and not but say thank you, brother and but don't say thank you, brother. But well thank you, sister, but but means Thank you, but no thank you. In effect, it means I've heard you but you know what, what you're saying is a waste of my time. Technically.
We try and justify it No, but you know, there's a difference of opinion.
Ah, there's a difference of opinion. Do you know how to deal with difference of opinion.
So this is the trend we see today. we justify sin to make ourselves sleep better at night. This is a form of cognitive dissonance for those who are studying psychology.
And this is this is this is what are you doing? You're selling your your you're flushing your your hereafter down the drain?
What did Allah subhanho wa Taala reveal about Luba after he did what he did for six nights? Or are Haruna uttara will be Zulu be him Hello to Iman and Solomon on how to say as Allah who are here to bother him as of La Jolla to ban him, okay, so what Allah subhanho wa Taala is something definite, right? Meaning Allah will forgive him, Allah says, and from them are those who mixed their good deeds with bad deeds. But obviously they were they were regretful they a third of they acknowledge their sins were Haruna uttara forbidden to be him. They came out in this idea Allah we acknowledge we've done this in Yala, we sorry for the sin. Allah says Allah will forgive them in Allah for Rahim
Indeed, Allah is the most forgiving, the Most Merciful. So that's what's expected of the believers don't justify this and that's arrogance. acknowledge this and acknowledge you have a weakness.
And this will be a means of Allah subhanho wa Taala forgiving.
Last but not least, and this is lesson number 10 insha Allah I hope I haven't missed, missed on the count, or messed up the count.
It's something I didn't say too yesterday, but it's something that is asked a lot many people say Are we allowed to stand up when people come see us? We've seen this teaching of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam not to resemble the people have other civilizations and the prophecies to, you know, forbid people from standing up for him.
In this story of Balu korova remember they asked for Sadie when we're asked to come and judge and the prophets Allah he was at the hospital at the 10 biomaterial number one the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam asked him to come he was brought on a donkey when he arrived. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said Kumu this ad can stand up for your leader.
He said stand up for your leader. So we learn from this brothers and sisters in Islam, that we are allowed to stand up for our leaders for our
elders for our allameh our scholars to meet them when they arrived from afar.
But what isn't allowed what is the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam forbid, Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. He forbade some Allahu alayhi wa sallam that standing up for people
due to veneration due to veneration that if you don't stand up, people feel like you've disrespected them.
That's not a lot, whereby there's the system, that if you don't stand up, you've disrespected the person because this person feels more. He You know, he feels more, he enjoys a certain level of veneration, that the restaurant, this is what Islam for bait. Islam didn't forbid standing up for someone out of respect because they came from far and the elderly and the people of knowledge, Islam forbids the standing up of an of veneration. Now, if you live in a place in a time whereby a leader comes in, he expects that you stand up in veneration.
And if you don't, you will be harmed, then the scholar say here that you can stand up, Allah will forgive you for standing up here because you did so not to go against the teaching of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam or Islam, but you did so for the fear of being punished if you didn't. So we must differentiate. Right? So let's say, you know, you sitting in your lounge, and your parents come to visit you they stay at another house, they come to break fast with you, they've come to the store with you and they come and you stand up and you honor them. There's nothing wrong in this. There's nothing wrong in this. Okay, so I wanted to just share this because it does bring context to
the instruction of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam that when he's forbade people from standing up, he forbade it in a particular context, but we do have other contexts in the Sharia where he himself sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was asking them to, to stand up okay, brothers and sisters in Islam, this brings us to the end of today Mashallah we've really gone over time. But I pray it was all Baraka and blessings and not time used in a way displeasing to Allah subhana wa to Allah May Allah subhanho wa Taala accept from us. I mean, this was the 10 point put stop After Burner forever. And as promised in sha Allah tomorrow when we come back, we're going to be starting the last portion of
the Sierra a pivotal portion of the Sierra for after by no forever, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, they will no more attack us rather or they will no more be offensive to us. They will no more be you know, bring the battle to us. Now Islam is going to be offensive in terms of its spreading and Islam is going to be taken to them in an unprecedented way. We see this tipping point in sha Allah this starts with the discussion of the expedition of who they be tomorrow being lighter Allah May Allah give us life and health and accept our deeds. I mean, your brand I mean, we have a span who Allah forgive our past, inspire our futures and make us the best that we can be mean until
tomorrow with Elijah Allah. I leave you with the greetings of Islam. salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. Are sallallahu ala nabina, Muhammad, Allah Allah, he was such a big marine Subhan Allah He will be having the panicle lahoma will be having the shadow Allah Allah hi land