Channel: Sulaiman Moola
Bismillah Ar Rahman AR Rahim, I was browsing through my phone and I stumbled across an article of an individual who was physically challenged, yet achieved many feet. And I was truly intrigued by the article, not only by the expertise of the individual, but the choice of words of the author. He did not refer to the individual as physically disabled or physically challenged, but rather he referred to him as specially abled, or differently abled. And I said, Wow, that's amazing. And that spurred me into a particular pattern of thoughts. And hence, I shared this clip with you a few years back, I was in the United Kingdom, and I conducted a program for people who have speech impairment and hard
urine. And that's the time I discovered that the euphemistic approach to addressing someone who is unable to speak or unable to hear his speech impairment and hard hearing, and dare you say dumb or mute or deaf, that is very insensitive. And the same applies to someone who is blind, we would use a respectful approach, visually impaired, mentally impaired, so on and so forth. In fact, in today's world, many people would not even use the word fat. That's, that's really abrupt. That's uncultured. That is unacceptable. So you refer to it as an obese syndrome, and many would even take it a step beyond and say it's no longer constipation. It's like irregular bowel movements, lovely, refined
language, improve language sensitive language, the adoption of euphemism. But then the question that started nagging at me is what happens to this euphemism respect and dignity when it comes to the galaxy of prophets. Suddenly, it's an open house and now blasphemy is part of freedom of speech, and you can mock and scoff and laugh at any profit and your there's no limitations and no restrictions. You can hurt the most nasty insensitive, derogatory inflammatory vituperative comments, you can have a talk show program in which the discussion is where profits feminists or misogynist Hello Can we understand? You know, what has happened to society, a society that impresses upon you respect for
people who have impairments, yet advocates are condones blasphemy against the galaxy of prophets, as surely lost its moral compass. Let me share with you my reflection from Quran and that's my passion, and that's my cue and my motivation. So I take you to do 16 chapter 20 verse 121, in which Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about the Prophet alayhi salatu was Salam will answer them or a bell who falls over the word the answer and the law loosely commonly, averagely translates as disobedience and deviation. But all scholars will tell you in the context of this prophet of Allah, the same does not apply. And the choice of words in translating this verse will be very respectful. Adam Allah is
Salatu was Salam labs, and he earned he lapsed and he heard it is noteworthy. It is noteworthy to see the academic writing of GAVI, Abu Bakar, Abdullah, Allah be under this verse, he writes under this year, loja, Jews only Idina Leone, para beta Lika, and Adam in the corner who Vitaly tala otonabee his son, Allahu Allahu wa sallam, when referencing the narrative of Adam alayhis salam, we cannot extend the implications and take the liberty of referring to the Prophet Adam, Allah in Salatu. Salam with regards to eating from the forbidden tree as disobedience or transgression or violation. Yes, when we recite in the verse of the Quran, are we quoting the text of Muhammad
sallallahu alayhi wasallam. today that extent we will adopt the same words and we will not distort it for a better day. I mean given enough see he Falaise Abuja is in Atlanta in a demean with regards to saying this obedience or transgression of violation, then that is unacceptable for us to use that type of language for our reason ancestors for our forefathers forgave a fee or been after them.
And nebby Allah de de la la what copy lotto better who then how dare we use blasphemous language against the first of
Last creation, the Beloved of our last creation, whom Allah had pardon who is our first ancestor and whom Allah subhanho wa Taala has lavishly praised in the Quran. And I leave you with these comments. It is often disrespect of divine personalities in the early stages of life that results in apostasy in the latter stages of life.