01 – Introduction
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but it's better to Allah
rather than this this
and all the teachers being teachers are teaching at tertiary level
or high school level
or at primary school level or is half in school level or at Madras level greet you the womb greet Assalamu alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh
if I look in the audience, I see people from booster
I see action
a separate example.
I see boom Atlantis.
This must be a very empty meeting and indeed so it is.
And in this time, Chris, if you must only real How many of you sitting in this audience and measurements certainly does.
So I humbled myself
this might be a
he saw the goal
and the historical
period of time please we are today. Why?
to unite the oma.
two causes oma to wake up.
Sometimes things happen
to bring this oma the path of law and the path of Rasulullah alayhi salatu salam
deal. As a student,
I'm standing in front of you. And I say to you what makes this occasion a very auspicious occasion.
why I've seen tonight
who fall of
the ages have is good teachers.
Myself, sitting tonight, setting a feat of all of us, for what purpose to learn the deen of Allah Subhana data and to learn more about things which are unhappy the students not only in
East Africa, but in the entire world
must be historic,
on an awe setting with
to shake the feet of an alum to teach us that which you do not have
to teach us things that we do
to equip us for the enemy to educate us so that we're able to defeat the beautiful, the most beautiful D of Allah subhana wa Tada. We need
for you to shake. Now Yachty
you are unable to give, if you don't have knowledge, you are unable.
If you don't have knowledge, you're able to, to educate.
If you have knowledge, you're unable to do are unable to do what a person of knowledge should be doing.
I must thank Allah for false
brought us here and brought us together.
And this is the fear of any person.
sir South Africa
is a sleeping giant. The Naked
katoen sleeping giant
The wake up when he stands up
it is very powerful.
to defend the diva Allah
is we can defend the deen of Allah in turn soon
su well you said
if you do
if you take the deen of Allah if you are how
men is a very serious matter
I don't I don't claim and I never claim an expedition claim that
I am like you are a student I will today sit
at the feet of knowledge I will teach us many things
I want to ask you
something a special request
is huge numbers that I'm filled in can't believe it I expect probably of the people after I've lived by didn't see any pupils make no move. So your Allah only Allah has brought us here to defend the deen Allah asked you
as he real students we don't we cut for one listen I we don't say away
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was the action
so we're going to keep
even funny the name you're gonna say I appreciate the machine from from a particular sheet or organization or institution or
So it really any of those we throw and say
that Mark was under the ICC?
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party as a chicken found from the house, so I'm going to come to Halima extreme to
work. She said
please don't do that. I promise you they're gonna do that. The good news is naughty things. May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless our gathering with Imani
and the humble sh
qumulo. Hill, as you can see, and learn and to be guided
to things and to end of stigma three myths number one,
of our class for tonight
we ask an individual, one individual of every organization institution, Madras, etc, etc. to volunteer his name to be part of the tosti. Remember, this is a course that is other than
others, she has operate apparently townships, in poor areas, outer areas, this people they meet to talk, they talk, they promote, they sell themselves. That's why we find there are 1000s of people in South Africa.
South Africans, South Africans capetonians job because they've now become Shias. And we we are ourselves to be blamed. For this beginning of a
new case kitchen like this.
As we will bring
and that we shall
and we shall educate our people about the subject matter. Remember what to do. When she has moving to the areas give the people food.
They feed people buy food, they give
you give you the money. They give you the housing, they give people the people up, you look at the people who buy the people over and they do the job.
So we need to look at working smarter, working brighter and working better. We
We need to move in our areas of our community the dominant
and maintain good be as a sneller Gemma live
to die as an sunova jamaah now handing over to my learner's click my learned friend Mr. Malina, Baja, Kevin, the same for the for the mosquito.
let's show a lowly you're signing in
when the headwaters either now Vienna or mowlana Mohammed Abdullah he also told me in
Allahumma salli ala Sayyidina Muhammad in Walla, early Hippo here in Osaka ubian
the purpose that we have come together for tonight
not somewhat delayed
three decades too late
we should have got together to go
and not in 2009.
The fact that we are getting together today
is first and foremost an admission of our failure to address a problem that could have been addressed so long ago.
However, we have very little sense in crying over spilt milk
is up problem it needs to be addressed we are somewhat late but inshallah if I look at the numbers which respond to the core of our elders, sheer fun if I look at the eagerness which people have come and it's I do find myself somewhat overwhelmed. We were thinking about 50 to 60 people I don't think we're quite envisage what we see. So
you're somewhat overwhelmed a little intimidated but the task still stands in front of us we have a problem we have to address it this oma of ours
is a unique
it has all of
these much positive
that can be said
but at the same time there are a number of negative things of which we have to cognizance at the outset
our visa law
was hugely concerned
with the unity of this oma
was that this unity should not come about in the smart as it has come about with previous Omen therefore he made a special dog a lot Allah so Allah to not be Salah for our bond if 91 man or woman Annie a third if he says that I asked allow
three things two of which were given to me. The third was not given. He asked Allah tala not to let this oma be destroyed by one huge general calamity. A lot of granted him that the Zuma will not be destroyed at one go like the others.
Can we? Yeah, the first one
was it This must not be destroyed all together a local accountant that is second draw was it alone I must not grand power to an outside over the oma who can do with it as he wishes that was granted as well.
This was nature on the outside he was asking protection against this was a human enemy from the outside that he was asking protection against But there is another enemy and that is the enemy from the inside. He asked Allah Allah, Allah yellow visa home Shia and was
about not to divide this oma into groups and sectarian factions that would fight against one another. This unity within the ranks of the oma. That was the one an answer to our Rasul Allah Allah is a lump that wasn't given to this oma. That door wasn't answered. It was grant this oma has no immunity against this unity division with
In its ranks 1400 years of our history, I think is sufficient to show the amount of blood that was shaped not by caphyon not by outsider, not by natural disasters, but by two claimants. Both of them claim to rely Illallah Muhammad Rasul Allah, the One destroying the other. This is one of the saddest and most regrettable aspects of the sumava was that we had this lack of unity within our ranks.
Rasulullah sallallahu completed that there will be more divisions within this oma than in previous omas. As at 72 texts, we will like we will even go beyond them, we will have more than them. sectarianism, the idea of this oma being divided into various different groups, each one having an idea of its own each one having an Akita of its own, each one having an agenda, which it has been with us for many, many years. It's not something that's going to disappear overnight.
300 years old, when Islam took root, on these far flung shores,
Mohammed Rasulullah was unknown. Islam to Konya, it faced a lot of
adversity. But the adversities that they had to face was always from the outside. It was the arch. It was the British, it was always from the outside, this might have been one of the quarter Buting factors to the continued existence of this community of ours, because it had to contend with outside factors. Now when the factor is on the outside, it's easy to identify when the factor is external, it is easy to see for these interesting
300 years passed, and then came our shores after the Iranian revolution of 1979.
A new challenge.
And this was challenge of sheer.
Now they are a fairly new challenge for us, for this particular community of ours. But as far as other communities are concerned out in the world, they lived with this problem for many, many years. It's not something new. If we go to other parts of the Muslim world, they'd be in the Middle East, whether it be in the impact of continent, whether it be in the land of Persia, Iran, them Sunni and Shia, left side by side with one another four centuries.
What has it gozitan be like,
before we start questioning ourselves as what it is going to be like here, we've had 30 years of experience with a very small group of people, others have had 10 centuries, 12 centuries 1314 centuries of a of coexistence with them.
So if we want to predict life is going to be like for us to with this community in future. I think it behoves any wise and to look at the example of others before them a lot are constantly call for attention to those before us and see what has happened to them and learn a lesson from them fall into the same traps. This is the entire point about learning St. We learn st in order not to make the same mistakes as others have made before.
What are the consequences of the expansion of Shiism into a traditionally Sunni community?
That, to answer that question, we will probably have to look closer and that's what we're going to be doing for the next few sessions, including the present one, we have to have a closer look at what is Shiism? And why those change a problem. But for this moment, I wish just to survey the history of Sunni Shia coexistence elsewhere in the world. Before we start looking at what Shiism itself is, and how it affects our country, our existence here, how it affects the validity, the claim of validity that He has for our aqidah our practice our practice of the lease, just look for a quick moment at what has happened elsewhere, and what is continuously happening to the present day.
We have the example.
several examples the first one might look at is the land of Iran.
The land of Iran,
PC known as Persia,
many might not be but some four or 500 years ago, the majority of the population of this and who have the arsenal jamaah
Today we are on automatic meetings here. A few 100 years ago, this was not the case. The land of Iran was the land that delivered to the world of hallucinogens yamaga team of its culture we have amongst ourselves, seek my books of Hadith. Three of the authors of those books came from the lanthier Amanda odva was from CG Stan which is a province in in a province in China to the present day. Mr. Muslim was from this board which is capital the province of Horus and up to the present day, Imam ignominy I was from the town of Qazvin, which now
on the shores of the Caspian Sea in North Western Iran, Abdulkadir Gilani was from the land was from the land of Iran for Claudine Razi was from Iran. The list could go on and on and on. And some 500 years ago without Rosa, you, Dennis, this dynasty was achieved and for the first time in history, prior to that time, prior to the 1500,
there have been pockets of various different places, the city of kashia, and the city have come a few places here and there, but by a lot at pretenses, Encyclopedia of Islam, 80% of the population of Iran, of the AutoSum novel,
and then came about the identity of the Soviet dynasty, starting out as a kind of
Soviet ci Soviet arena, eventually growing into a fully fledged ci movement, forcibly converting the Iranians to this particular religion of theirs. The strategy was a simple one, the strategy is as simple as this, remove the head, and do with a body, whatever you wish, the head of the community, the leaders of that community will
remove the llama in two ways men have driven into exile, those who remain was summarily murdered.
So looking in the books of history, once the people left heedless, then over the next 200 years, gradually, and sometimes not so gradually, this entire community were the exception of a few minutes on the fringe of Iran, in the far west in the Far East and the sun downs on the virgin Gulf, with the exception of those few communities, the bulk the people of Iran returning to Shia
by a concentrated doses of forcible conversion, at more or less the same time that Muslims in Spain were being forcibly converted to Catholicism in the east and west is to collect these were taking place. Spain Muslims were being converted to Christianity by force in Iran, Muslims were being converted to Shiism, by force. 500 years down the line we can see the children of those most Muslims are staying where they today. They have a serious questions every week they're in church, the children of those Sudanese of Iran, where are they today? They are Shia. The shows, it includes many things, primarily it indicates one thing, it indicates that coexistence between Allah Sunni and
Shia, while on paper, it looks to be fine. In practice, it generally doesn't come about, there happens to be a certain friction between the two, that often leads to bloodshed.
legit as we can see a second example that I wish to point out to you today, the land of Iraq, next door to Iran, up to the late 1800s majority of the people in Iraq,
it was something like 60% Sunni 40%. At the moment, it turned the other way around. It is 40% Sunni 60%. Here.
After the fall of the hill alpha in the early decades of the 1900s. The car started a campaign ad converting primarily the types out of Iraq, and gradually started converting one after the other one after the other.
A concerted campaign a conservative campaign that completely changed the demographics of the country. 40% became 60% 60% became 40%. That's all well and good in his place.
The problem comes about when an enemy wants to invade a country such as this, when Saddam Hussein decides
to start selling is oil not follows any longer euros.
The next thing that happened was the Americans were ready to invade. The Americans would invade all that easily. If it wasn't for internal division, internal division play the one up against the other. We have seen the bloodbath that has been and there continues to be a rock up to the present day, every few days, you'll hear about an upcoming Shia bombing, Sunni Sunni, Shia are third forces playing in between what I want to point out instability you'll find a committee such Jesus has become completely destabilized. A community such as cannot focus upon his true role in society such that a community such as that cannot fulfill the role or die of a call towards Allah because it has
become embroiled in his own affairs with Muslim dealing Muslim, also men claimants for Islam, they haven't got time for anything else. We the rest of the world have to know our heads in shame. When the world looks at them and says look at these we are Muslims killing one another spot and puzzle of not only engineers, they have a very written history as well. When the city of Baghdad was dead by the Mongols some 800 900 years ago, the first sack of Baghdad in those days. It was among those on one side Yes. Completed in the fall of the guard was no zero been to see the xianning who brought hula go to the those of that
complicit in the fall of Baghdad was a blow up of the last Khalifa who was the person who opened the doors from the inside to lead the Mongols in these kinds of divisions. This kind of divisions, what are the odds led to a destabilized community that cannot stand on his own two legs because of internal problems of this nature.
Speaking about the goals, every city had fallen to the Mongol in advance in the world of Islam. When they marched through the lens of Persia, which was signed by him, but still have the hallucinogen Ma. They marched through from city to city in one city stood against him in every other city fell, only one city stood against them. Which city was that the city of his fun. The city of Isfahan was the only one that did not fall under the people of Isfahan started having internal problems. They have two different groups in that they had a long standing field. And one of those two groups out of the city told among those that look, we have friends we have there's another group in on the inside.
They are they are our enemies, they are our opponents. So if you agree to help us against them, we'll open the doors for you tomorrow, the doors will open the next day and both parties were slaughtered. This is what happens to a community that allows its own this unity to be taken advantage of by outsiders.
Pakistan is another example, in Pakistan every year on the 10th of Muharram. It's about how far from now a month and a few days from now, we can wait for a while. And then we hear again. The devastating news of Sony Sony has been killed and bombed by xi and vice versa. Both happen. The Sony's
Sony's these things happen, why do they happen for no other reason than the fact that these two are not compatible with one another. In every instance, we have coexistence, wherever they have ever coexisted with one another? inevitably, there has been strain on that relations. Inevitably,
there has been such
strain that leads to thinking nothing of putting a gun to the head of the other, drilling a hole in the head of the other throwing a bomb in a populated market. My question to you is, is this where we want to take this community of ours? If reading history is anything to go by, I think that we have a very, very strong vested interest in trying to keep this community purely sunny.
Why? Simply because we do not want the Mullah theme to start happening in this community, as has happened elsewhere. Can we be an exception to the rule?
theoretically possible, but we know ourselves. We know how we go about reads. We know how we go on about two radio stations. What about two groups of people who have such diverse beliefs Allison chia is over 282 radio stations we don't get too close with one another. We don't bomb one another we don't kill one another modem I do he swear and curse. But we don't go to that extent I can put a block that if she isn't continues to expand within this community unchecked, we are facing within a number of years to which I would not want to put everything but we are going to face a situation of inevitable bloodshed it will happen.
Will it happen?
That depends upon what's going I are going to do. And it's for that purpose that we have come together, we have taken cognizance of the fact that she is an East hitting has been spreading in this community for for 30 years. We now take cognizance of the fact that the outcome of it's inevitably sketched to you now. So how do we go out at this problem? One option is vigilante activity marshwood Auto Why are you here? Stop being that or else it won't work that's exactly what we don't want to do. That's exactly where we do not want to be
the root of the problem the root Why are people converting Why are people crossing the line to the other side? the root of the problem is nothing other than ignorance.
You can now communicate now I answer grows up. He goes to school in the Muslim and non Muslim school while he goes to madrasa in the afternoon. What does he learn there? He knows our kind of salon or can have a man and a few other things and he learns how to read Quran he learns his will do is also easy stingier neat of this theater that and a few other things like that. By the time he comes to Senate five, he might be quite conversant in those kind of things. Most Young's didn't own Eric back to them at all. So again until they go to a tertiary institution or graduate from
mythic and then they go on into whatever walks of life they go on to now they start meeting people now they start eating books. Now they start getting exposure to ideas. They have not been sufficiently ignored.
culated angels ideas, therefore when the germ of those ideas creep into their bodies creep into their hearts and creep into their minds, they find themselves completely at a loss. They find themselves completely unable to, to keep at Davis thoughts and those ideas that have been planted within them. It cannot be any other way was what do we have? A person who has barely learned enough of his Deen? He's barely learned himself. What does he believe? He knows our man to be nahi while Mother ekati octopi wa Rosalie, while you owe me love him, if lucky, he knows what he hired, he was surely he made a lie Darla, well bathy Battle Mode. What does he know after that? Now he's waiting
for mode. But in the meantime,
he is facing something that's even worse they owed him and that that is what the amount of your children are at stake the future of your children I stake my children should not be seen to shoot down your children model your brother's children should not be shooting down your system children tomorrow, if we do not do something, you do not have this problem. This is the this is the inevitable scenario we are facing. So how do we address it? we addressed first and foremost, but educating ourselves. It is in Aleman shala, that the beginning of the solution lies the beginning of the solution, not the entire solution. The beginning of the solution lies here.
In the Muslim world.
We have various groups. By and large, by far, the hallucinogen outnumber everyone else
80% of if not more, belong to the Hello. So now we'll jump on
the other 20% and be split between a myriad number of groupings. They will be she are amongst them, they will be attorneys amongst them, there'll be a whole lot of other groups amongst as well. In this particular group that we call the Shia, they will be further subdivisions amongst them as inshallah we will learn, in essence to
the point being that they are a minority. And any minority is settled to certain complex, they have a complex, what is a complex, the complex is I'm a minority, I don't like to be a minority being a minority is a point of weakness. Being a minority means that I don't speak for a platform of strength. I don't speak from a platform of authority.
And the only way that I can change that deficiency is by stop being a minority. How do you stop being a minority, increasing your numbers, therefore the Shia and any other minority groups are
constantly chipped away, constantly encroach upon our territory, why this is the only way in which they will relieve themselves of their insecurity of being of being a minority.
It is to be expected to do they are doing they will continuously do this. So that is not the exception to East Africa, go to West Africa, go to North Africa goes to the rest of the world, you will find she admissions operating in all those countries. I don't think there is a single pseudonymisation operating in Iran, I don't think it would be allowed to operate in a country such as that. And if the Arabian government tells me that there isn't Why wouldn't I assume the mission to be operating and converting people to Sunni ism. If they tell me the reason why they don't want it is because they don't want their own clique destabilize, then I would invoke the same idea. I
don't want my community stabilized either. But continuously it goes on it is to be expected that it will go on, we can say please blow this up being this what you are doing is not right. What you are doing is going to destabilize, they will say Yes, you are right. We shouldn't be doing this. We'll do this. And we'll stop doing that turn around. Five years later, two days later, two weeks later, you'll find the same thing comes up over and over again. We've tried this in the past, the legendary marketer lyerly when he was alive, called in the head of the Annenberg Foundation, and told him that look, I do not want you to be propagating in Sunni communities, do whatever you want to also leave
Sunni communities alone. It was undertaken. We won't do this. She has him is he has covered a lot of luckily it was no But you see, what about what has happened. The undertaking that was given Once Upon a Time has not been honored. The encroachment is going on. And constantly we will hear our Suzuka at one has also gone across that one's also gone across.
Until eventually, we came to this point here we decided what needs to be done about the problem. The only thing we can do is to equip ourselves we cannot undertake any sort of virginity activity. We cannot undertake any other kind of violent activity because
as justifiable as it might seem in the eyes, some in the art of the world there. We will be seen as Muslims fighting Muslims again. I want to be sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had to do with other problems he had in his community. He had his leavers. He sat around him, and he had one in and someone suggested ones Why don't we just get rid of these morphix
Why don't we just eradicate them drive out of the no kill them we don't need them. We know that these are Murphy's
Law. So the law is a law
that otherwise men and the most wise of men he was.
He said that had tala call in Nam hamadani tolo as harbor who It must not be said that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam it King, his companions. Look at what is he calling the Northeast is normal to harbor, he is one of it, the world of they will get muddy, they will be Mohammed, they will see that Muhammad is killing this one is getting that one Abdullayev, nobody's getting killed and that one is getting killed the world interpreters in one in one way only, they will say Muhammad is killing his companions. The world doesn't differentiate between a monarchy and a movement to them. All of this is one. Therefore, when we the fight between ourselves the tension between
ourselves in the car, when we discuss it in forums such as this, we discuss it openly. When we sit here in a closed forum with them, then discuss it openly. But in public forums where the entire world can see us. They we don't, we don't fight in front of others so that everyone can say, look at these Muslims how they are carrying on, it is very uncomfortable to be in such a situation because you have to skim over a lot of deep differences. You have to sweep a lot of feet under the carpet. But you call in now Mohammedan yocto was harbor who It must not be said that Muhammad is killing his companions. It cannot be said that Muslims kill one another. What's happening in the world out
there? What's happening Afghanistan, what's happening in Iraq, what's happening in Pakistan, what's happening in Iran, all of that, whether it's Sudanese oppressing Shia, or she are placed Sudanese, it is wrong, we should not even be thinking of going there.
We have come together
to address the problem. And we will start raising the problem by equipping ourselves with knowledge. The introduction up to now has been two idea for equality of now the first idea was what are the consequences of unchecked ci expansion in a community such as ours? My answer to that is violence. They will violence they will be bloodshed. The second idea which I've tried to convey to you now is that how do we address the problem? There is only one answer, that one answer or the beginning of our education, we have to start educating ourselves. We have to start educating our youth we have to start educating anyone who is affected as well as unaffected by the problem because he is not
affected. might very well be affected tomorrow and who is not affected might very well find himself in contact with someone who becomes affected and this is a cancer that will eat away at our community the quicker it is checked. Held in check shrunk to the size look right now they're here we can reach no way but the most that we can do with that most of which they have gone up to now they just keep it up to there and then we find bring it down further than that too.
It would probably wishful thinking to suggest that we can get rid of them altogether if a lot of that brings about a change hearts if Allah tala decides to give he die to everyone so many things can happen. But for how we are going to try and be more realistic than idealistic. We are going to try and check the problem as it is we're going to try by educating ourselves about Shiism
many would have heard the word he ism she.
What does it mean to us? What comes to mind when you hear the word? What do you think of some people think of a person making Salah upon a lack of some, somewhere think of a person making Salah with his hands hanging by his side somewhere, think about the same thing, automating
and Muharram. And when they have certain celebrations, some might think about pictures that they've seen on the Internet of people feeding themselves with chains and swords. Some might think about the Iranian Revolution some might think about Khomeini various different ages come to mind. There are certain things about the Shi a character certain things about a leader certain things about ga packs that come to mind. We want to go right to the root of it all. What is this thing called Shia? What is this thing called Shiism? What is it that makes them so different for us? That in the only instance in which to be found people prepared to go to war with and commit murder and shed blood in
the name of Islam In the name of Allah? What is it? Let's first let's see, what is the what's the I mean, the word she literally just means one thing, a party that supports a particular cause or a particular person.
It's a part of a group, people who support a particular person a particular cause, in terms of reasons the vacancy. The ANC recently had a bit of polemic going on inside it. There was Mbeki camp and there was a Zuma camp, which eventually won out. The point is voted that particular group that was supporting Zuma, we can very well call him the CEO of Zuma and that group that was supporting
baikie can be called the CEO of emake. That's what the word she means. She just means a person who support a cause.
Where did they talk about in the time of Rasulullah, sallAllahu, alayhi wasallam.
the word didn't exist in common usage Muslims themselves, they didn't refer to this one being a she, that one being a Sunni, those terms didn't exist, there was one term two terms on here with a Muslim. And that was about as much as we had these particular terms. By very nature by the very meaning, you can see, they came about at a time when community became polarized into two different groups, those groups supporting a particular cause, and that group supporting a particular cause. This did not happen in a time of meaning.
In the time of the fitness phase was that of the people who are turning more than in the Arabian Peninsula, he sent out the armies against them, the Arabian Peninsula of subdued Islam was saved for that time. The enemy was an outside enemy, it was an insider insiders who had become mortal. Yes, they were brought back into the fold of Islam.
In a time, I don't mean, Santa Barbara, the Allahu anhu. They were to communities was one community that marched triumphantly over the steps of Iran, into the marshes of Iraq, over the plains of Sham Syria, and conquered as far as they can. But all of those hands into the domain under the sway of Islam, they went out to community in one community only under one meaning, say now more than half
the time meaning of man, even alpha, or other yellow, I know, there was one community, I only know two communities, because sending its armies deep into the heartlands of Central Asia, sending his army far over planes and the mountains of North Africa, right up to the Atlantic coast. One community only one Mini, but something was happening, something was happening and that is this content was going was a group of people that for reasons of their own, that we might touch upon shall learn future lessons. Right now it's not a history lesson at the moment is just to give ourselves an idea of when did communities become polarized? They were people who were becoming this
illusion. They were people who were dissatisfied. The dissatisfaction grew. It grew to such an extent that the group of the rebels Martian Medina, cut the long story short, Cuba halifa in his house made him a Shaheed in his house. Next to them as his neighbor we say now
martyred in his house, the community becomes split from that point onwards, because the new ameerul momineen Satan al Nabi, Allahu anhu, immediately finds himself faced with opposition from Syria. In Syria. The governor of Syria from the name of Saint Omar had even abused Sophia and
he is the cousin of a man. He decides until my cousin's murders are not brought to justice. I'm not submitting to the new halifa. Eventually what happens about takes place? That battle is preceded by another battle the Battle of gamma. For the first time in his history, Muslims are fighting Muslims. For the first time in his history. Muslims meet one another on a battlefield of Jamel outside of Basra for the first time mostly a huge Muslim army marches against an even use your Muslim army north in that ocean at a place called Safin. For the first time in history who this this is not Muslims fighting Muslims. This is Muslims fight Muslims. So on the one hand, you have a gnarly
Vitaly, on the other hand, you have
the governor of Shama with NaVi Sofia and each one of these two groups has supporters. This group is called itself she of Holly, that group is calling itself she of muawiya. Up to that point in time, this will have one meaning only it was a political meaning as much as we have said, the support to some baikie the supporters of Zuma, suddenly we can say, supporters of allein supporters of Maria, but within the ranks of the RPF I've never thought they are those who support for him when we being purely political support. They were those who started making certain claims about him claims to which he was the first one to respond when he heard about it. First of all, they were those were
raising the idea
he was the first he was only aiming to leadership after Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, Abu Bakr and Omar had usurped his position or taken away his position. They were those there were those who were saying that
Abu Bakr Muhammad Ali is a better man than them. And this was one edge of the spectrum simply saying that Abu Bakr and Omar excellent men, the most buyers of companions, but Ali is better than them. On the other extreme, they were other doing something else. They were saying that Ali is Allah that's an extreme
He responded to both the groups.
The group that was saying that Ali is better than Abu Bakr and he brought them in front of him and each one of less with 40 lashes for these types each one such as and he said any person who claims that I'm a better man and Abu Bakar and Omar I will give him 40 lashes in the same way as a gladiator, Ico false accusations going to be punished.
On the other hand, those that lame Allah
what happens to them, he burned him. He lit the fire. And he says in a poem, he says, Ma, Ma Ma, Ma tonari whether I will talk about when I saw this terrible fiscal take place, people making claims such as these, that Ali is Allah.
Then I live my father and I called my sermon comeback to stand closer with his sword. So these men who are claiming that Allah is Allah, what happened to them? He tells him repent from what you're saying, or else you'll be cast into this fire. Unfortunately, they had exactly the opposite effect. What he intended to tell him is like Toba, they said this proves that you are Allah. So how long does it take you? Because it's a Nerys. Allah is alum city nahi la you are they will be now in la buena. The only one who punishes with fire is a lot of ins line so that means you must be Allah. He calls him into the fire and he had them burned.
These people are the followers
of a man called Abdullah
Abdullah in Sabah is reputed to have been a Jew of Sunnah in Yemen, authentically, outwardly became a Muslim.
he was on the inside had designs of his own those designs of his own was to take revenge on this community. This community of Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam that have conquered wherever it had marched, brought the light of Eman brought the Quran brought brought Lyra Illallah Muhammad Rasul Allah to all these lesions, you will find that they are those who are dissatisfied, you will find that they are those
who do not like to see the atoms of yesterday, the veritable dogs of the desert now masters of the world. So let's start with the inside. One of the ways in which they went about doing it was to start changing the aqeedah of people spread the idea that Ali is either better than Abu Bakr and Omar spread the idea that Ali has the first right to the khilafah spread the idea of Ali being Allah spread the idea of adding having a divine right to rule after hospital la sala la alum after him the family of Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam has a southern divine right to rule. This was an extremely effective strategy, because we saw two wars in early in the time as a hobby along with people of
Ashura. mubasher on both sides of this fight, slaughtering one another on the battlefields, on the battlefields of Safina This was because, and because of an extremely effective third force.
On the night before the Battle of Jamal took place. The Battle of Jamal was with Ali and his family on the one side, say the Isaiah. Paul has been on the other side.
This particular group say that I shall hands obey, they did not go to Basra for the sake of war. What they saw was two huge armies marching against one another from Sham knees coming more from his his canal, even the Vitaly
they said we have to make means to people.
And this has been
in terms of bringing the murders of man to justice. So they said, we've asked him to run by and bring in about solace between the people.
But it was a time when after liquification such as we have today. It was a time when letters couldn't be sent in emails and phone calls, phone calls couldn't be made. So you are led to guess the intentions of your opponent. Why are they Why are we so eventually they start sending messages from the side to that side from that side to the side. Until it came to such a stage where the two armies were having a very peaceful because the very next day the leaders are going to come together and place the hands in the hands of say hi leaving me a polynomial meaning all the allow I know and say there's unity in the oma once again. at this critical juncture, Abdullah even Saba and his co
host come together this everything that we have worked for, is about to fail. If these two communities come together,
what happens was not exceeded, we have to do something about this. So what they decided to do, plant a few men in that army plant a few men in army. And tomorrow morning, though, this army will attack a section of that army that this army will attend section of that army. And in this way the battle starts they wake up in the morning to the clash of swords. What's happening now those people have attacked us on the other side who attack first though is those who attacked us was and in this way without the line without intent.
But through third was activities, the please is fine and hundreds of Sahaba the low hundreds of Muslims if not 1000s lose their lives on the day palha Allah, normally the law, that person who on the day of the Battle of or hood while an arrow was coming straight at Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam his body pulled out his hand and stopped it with his own hand for the rest of his life. His end was paralyzed on account with that person gets slaughtered on this the Zubaydah the Allahu anhu, the cousin of Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, he gets murdered on this day. All of this happens, the battle is over. St. St. Alif, maybe thought marches amongst the dead bodies, and he finds a body of
And he says the Mohammed and araca model and data sama It is very, very difficult for me today, I will tell how to see you lying like this. On your back under the size you're allowed here today. This is not what we have worked for. This is not what we were, what we fought, bother and offered and hone in and conquered muck and everything else for but this is what a third force does when it comes in. This is how coming these are the these stabilize, and this has been our sad history.
That has happened now. polarization in our community, there are those who support the cause of alley there are those who support the cause of muawiya.
Eventually, snap Valerie's murdered.
His son has an early exposure of segments. He is elected ameerul momineen by his supporters, he decides to make peace with Maria in the 60 after the original Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam predicted this when he said he pointed that hasn't rally and said in abney Hadassah you don't allow and usually Habiba
de Martini menial Muslim in this son of mine he said through him Allah Allah will bring about unity between two great group of Muslims and he he makes peace with Mourinho, our You are the halifa now of one community once again, one ruler, not the best of men has not least better man than he many times there are others amongst us a harbor are better as well, but rather ruler such as more than kills and anarchy and endless wars that we have seen for the past five, six years. So the community comes together, and they continue to love.
So the idea of he have more alvia disappears. But there have been those people regarded themselves as Hsiao Valley, they continue in history, they continue, they continued, their margin is the until they've come to our shores today, they split into various different groups assume different sizes, different names and different identities at times. But the group has remained a group which originally started purely as a political thing, but eventually grew for itself a complete new religious identity that has an either a variance our Qaeda that has a form of practice of clouds variance with our form of practice, that has a vision of history, that's at variance with our vision
of history, all of which inshallah, are these themes we will visit in the course of this and other lectures inshallah.
That is even what the word Shia means and how did it emerge.
I made a claim on the time of Rasulullah Salallahu alaihe salam there was no such a thing as a Shia.
So for a moment
they say one day there was debate between a Shia Sunni Halim
and the debate was three o'clock
and the siolim was waiting. And the Sunni did not arrive and she is waiting in a Sony did not arrive and he came three quarters of our life. So he comes quarter to four.
she has stolen my shoes
again, accusing the she's everything she has. She has stolen your shoes as well. She is not this is the I mean, she hasn't been stealing shoes from the time of Nabi sallallahu Sallam are they always eating shoes? So that she alim says men don't notice a window. She has a time of us Allah sallallahu sallam, he says the debate is over they will know she is in a time of Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam what do you do every year admission from your own side that you came about somewhat later in St. dotties. Don't use this. This is just a joke.
The idea of
disintegrating to solve these small groups the idea or touch your of having a sheet of this and a sheet of that. How does Islam Get it? Even to ask yourself how does Islam look at it we have to ask how does the Quran look at it?
Does it does appear in Quran
sometimes it appears in Japan approves of Asia. Sometimes it appears in the Quran in a form that the Quran does not approve of it. Why two different approaches? It all depends where do you draw the line of what if it is Muslims, people of Eman people of Islam is we are the soldiers because of Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam We are the support
of the goals of the MBI m Salatu was salam, then by all means call y'all set yourselves. I say creating group, we are supporters of a particular cause. It is in this sense that allowed Allah speaks about so
he brought him on a Salaam and say now no one says we're in I mean she had he like a bra him. That was certainly a bra he was of the T i have no. What does that mean? Both of them stood for Huck. Both of them stood for a man, both of them for eradicating schilke. So in that sense, they shared the same cause, if that is what it's all about supporting the cause of supporting the cause of La ilaha illa Allah supporting the cause of eradicating br eradicating Sheikh then by all means, we are a sectarian group. But if it is within the bounds of La ilaha illa Allah if it's within the bounds of La ilaha illAllah that we start making groups with one another. I also say that you also save
the Quran does not approve of it. It is within Eman and Coover on the one Eman on the one side and on the other. Then we will say Allah tala speaks about signal Moosa when you find found that Egyptian beating up the Israel I mean she it he was I mean how do we the Israeli that was she the people of Satan ammos Ali Salaam the other was his enemy. And that sends we can say yes, we can have sectarian groupings if it happens both in it with a man against cover. If it is, though he didn't shoot by all means, but when it comes to Muslims, claimants of Lyra
making groups themselves then about that a lot Allah says in the larina Farah codina home worker knew she on the standing home fixture those people that own one Dean but what do they then do they take the time to
learn Yeah, we follow so and so we follow the along by you will follow the hub we follow and obey the arms you follow the whole pa that kind of thing a lot Allah says those who do this this dean of ours have been this way. Yeah hammered last time in home fishy. You are mad you have nothing to do with people like that. In nama amerihome illa Allah, The matter is for Allah to decide for my unit beyond being alone. On the day of Allah tala will informed them of what they have done in this world. So does the Quran acknowledge the existence of something called a Shia in the widest sense of the word? Yes, they she hackathons vaulted gopher against a man, though he didn't shift gears. But
groups within this oma use about this one, I suppose that one teams parties and groups like that, that the clan doesn't accept a lot of orders Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam to have nothing to do with people who have this kind of approach to their Deen.
That has been through many of them. That has been the Quran as opposed to the word she historically, we have previously about how the term emerged at a time of the polarization of Muslim community. And I've made a remark back then, that from there, this particular group have called itself the Shia valley that had among them a variety of different beliefs, some believe in the divinity of aliveness, entirely, believing that He is Allah, some of them going to the extent of only the extent of saying that Allah is better than Abu Bakr and Omar, that is the one that ends of the spectrum. That is the darkest edge of the spectrum. In between that, you'll find a number of different
colorings all of that belongs to Shia, she is not just one group, she will just walk around in history, they have been very difficult put a figure to him, you can say 30 I will say more you can say 40 I will say more. There have been many sects of Shia, some of them continue to exist up to the present day, some of them no longer exist, but all of them share one idea. And once we understand what the idea is, then we will start comprehending what she What does she are who they are, why do they believe in practice in the way that they do?
This The idea is the idea of EMA.
Now you and I are fairly conversant where we know that EMA music is a person who stands in front of the machine and leads us along. That's an image any kind of leader which covered Imam Abu hanifa Imam Malik Imam, Imam Shafi, those are leaders. We speak Capetown, now we speak about ma'am Simon who speak about him and that's also our leader. She had his
all of these imaam Yes. But when that he has speak about ima,
then they tell me else much, much more. The essence the core of what he ism is all about is locked in the stream. Once you comprehend that, it will unlock the door to understand
the breadth and depth of theism is all about. Essentially it comes down in the following
leadership even I mean leadership, whilst Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was live in this world.
We're not what needs to always be
The Muslim community
it wasn't that a group of people say well I want Mohammed for my navy and someone else's what I want them to Jehovah might not be and someone else says no I want Abu lahab for my there was no democracy about this this was by divine appointment allow that I decided that you Muhammad he will be then everyone else's choice No matter if you're not happy with it No one's not happy with it is not a Muslim is not the fault.
Why his last name was alive. He was an Imam in Salah. He was a political leader of the community. He was the one who led them in battle. He was the one who dispense knowledge to them. He was the one who told them the Quran. He was the one who taught me in
the moment was Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam close his eyes and left this world.
What happens to you and I as Sunni Muslims we understand very clearly, Abu Bakr Siddiq. Fabiola was elected as the halifa thereafter amaru hapa third of the allow, I know they have the fan or the allow, I know that after leaving the Vitaly, we have the whole of our regime, after the whole of our regime come the age of the oma the oma yards from route about the year 60 after the hegira to about the year 132 after the era, then from 132 onwards, there are buses and they continued for another six, seven, if not 800 years, till the fall of Baghdad and beyond. And then eventually they arose the Ottoman era
where there was a halifa Antalya 1924 just under 100 years ago. This has been leadership in the Muslim world right now in the Muslim world is a country with a kingdom is a country with a president is a country with a prime minister, various different democratic kind of policies and entities that do exist.
You and I understand the top leadership of
dispensing knowledge is like in Sunni Islam
and in Vietnam in pletely different in the Shia conception of what Islam is all about. It's completely different to the she had the De Niro's
The matter of leadership was not one to be divided according to the rule, according to the rule of Rome. Sure.
It wasn't to be side by visual consultation amongst themselves. This is one of the Seaford one of the outstanding character. qualities of this Muladhara says what am Rome Shu Raveena is one of the qualities of the Salma they decide they matter by sure amongst themselves. No, she has a just like Muhammad Abdullah, who was appointed by Allah. And just like you and I have absolutely no choice to decide who we want to lead us. Similarly, after Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the oma has absolutely no choice in who it wants, in who it was lit. That is by divine appointment. Allah appointed Mohammed sallallahu wasallam after Muhammad's Allah, Allah appointed Allah Vitaly, anyone
else who takes the place of Alinea. Vitaly is therefore an unjust usurper, he is as unbiased as it would have been for a person to say, let's get rid of this Buddha Buddha helenius place, you don't have a choice in that matter, Allah has appointed like that. So to the Shia, this also a matter of divine appointment, Allah Allah is appointed highly him read the Gita, and then thereafter and then his descendants after him. So leadership in this oma must be in the back end alone. And not just any way mother alone by it. So very, very specific members albite the various sects that we're going to have within Judaism, they follow various different brands of it.
But it would be generally start from Ali, then say after it the next day is Hassan Ali son, if he dies and it must be gathered from secondarily if he dies, then this is where the first split in GSM took takes place. That branch that branch off from here they don't exist any longer, so we don't bother with our them. So from Hosein thereafter, it goes to the software side, Elisa inleiding, from him to his son, Mohammed Al Baraka, this is where the second split in Shiism comes about. And this is where there is a group of shiai in Yemen they are called as ag. Some might call them the fibers they follow Zaid, even Ali, even Hussein even Ali, they have a different history not concerned with
him, they are the ones who have come to this country of ours. So we will discuss him inshallah, at some other venue, or at some other occasion.
The main theme She is the author of evil Hussein was the son Mohammed Al Baraka after innocent Jaffa Sadek. One second, a Java assadi. They split apart. There's a third major
branch here, the eldest son of Java saw that and I know there's a lot of names and came to remember but ourselves again it what's happening, a group of them say that ismar in the subject Assad if he was the rifle Eman thereafter, another group says no Moosa and Calvin he was the rightful one and that one that follows moose are they gonna go on
after October there have been 11 persons in that chain in the year 200 and something 60 to 60 to 65 to 65 after the hegira the 11th one in that land died is scary
he dies and he dies without leading us in the car afterwards claim that no he did have a son a hidden son went into occupation there's a bit big but what it basically means is hidden from sight we cannot see him he exists somewhere and he will come back at any time. Now when you say that at this point in time, it looks all well and good. You know maybe next month maybe next year, maybe five years down the line. It's been 1200 years, they still waiting and give them they do they faithfully waiting for the mom to come back. If something was a person to for 1200 years Mashallah they've been waiting and they are still waiting for his return. But this is basically what this year
all about. People this year that we are concerned with here. Now we not speak about the ADC of Yemen we not speak about the ismar EDC either, because they barely exist in this world. The group that we are speaking about is the if na aashi Shia if Nasser is a 12 those here will be leaving the line of 12 imams this 12pm is it Hassan Hussain Mohammed
saying the Nabi Deen Mohammed Al Baraka, Jaffa Sadiq, Mosul, Calvin, Holly Riva, Mohammed Al Jawad Ali Al Hadi Hassan scary, and then they believe that his son was Mohammed Al Mahdi, the 12 one who has this a beard and we'll come back at the end of time. Now what is it that they believe are these 12 persons here, they believe that this Imam,
each of his offers in succession, they have a certain belief about him first thing about them, these persons were appointed by Lord Allah to lead us over. So you don't have the choice of of rejecting them. If you have followed anyone else you gave you a buyer to go to Abu Bakar to Omar, or to embark or to confido King Abdullah, well, you're not one of us. Your allegiance should only lie with the hidden Eman. He is the cybils man at the time, he is the one who should have you're by no one else.
So no political means no political agency anyone but the Imam at the moment the Iranian site, Iranian Republic is structured in a particular way. We are right at the top you have what they call the Wali if he will say the harmony, he is regarded as a representative of the hidden him. He represents the hidden him before he rule is the rule of the hidden he ma'am.
Only that while they're waiting, I thought no big long. While they are still waiting for him there they will rule in instead in the meantime. Now this there's much more to be said about that. Right now with just basically for shaving idea is to give you tonight is an introduction to just to give you an idea of what it is that we are doing. So what are the kinds of ideas that are that these people have about these exams. To summarize, they believe three things about the Imams much more than these three. But there are three things. The role of the Imam, three.
The first thing is to be political leader of the oma, he and he alone can be head of state. If a man was alive now he must lead the oma in the time of bucaro. The Allahu aboubaker is sitting on the seat of the khilafah but he's not he's to say it will also live maybe 30. That's a purely political thing. That's purely political.
The second are all that the Imam has, is that he and He alone is the dispenser of authentic, uncorrupted knowledge. Knowledge in Islam is true.
And that's what Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam left for this woman. Now who turns what's called attention to us Rasulullah sallallahu
the transmitted to the tarbiyah in the transmitted to those coming after him. And in that manner, generation after generation of students have learned upon these days in our part of the world. Everyone has become infatuated with the idea of any jazz or you have any jazz. Previously, we used to learn Quran from our society they used to teach us we learn from our live learning from one party to another. Everything is in place. But we didn't really know my teacher under who did he study and who did he study under. It existed a chain that that existed, we just didn't know about it now is with a new fashion everyone has any jaza there is something to be said for it. You know now who did
your teacher study under and hear from only and you can trace this chain right back up to up to the great amount of ta who studied from the tarbiyah in who studied from the Sahaba, who studied from Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam, who you see from gbd. Holy See from Allah with Allah that was all the way. So this is how knowledge was transmitted down to us. And if and Sunnah in a similar manner, in fact, much more emphatically, every Hadeeth has, if it's authentic, or even sometimes authentic, or Hades will have a chain of narrators. And that chain of narrators means that I have for my teacher which for me is teach
Whichever is teacher and it goes all the way right up to it not all of us Lola hawks alum, this is how knowledge has been transmitted
from the Shia, but all of the knowledge that has been transmitted in this man is unauthentic and has been corrupted. knowledge can only be properly transmitted through these Imams, therefore allowed Allah has an open with a quality of infallibility, they cannot make a mistake. Like also the last Allah, Allah Islam are infallible. These exams of theirs also cannot make any mistakes. And they say it's necessary to have any man who cannot make a mistake, so that he can transmit properly. So they can transmit without a harbor transmit, they will make mistakes, others transport they will make mistakes.
When he transmits, he will not make mistakes. That's a second all of the ma'am. The first one is to be the political leader of the Islamic polity of the Islamic community. The second one is to be the dispenser of knowledge to him is entrusted the Quran to him is entrusted this universal law is a lump, everyone must come learning from him. If you go elsewhere, you getting a product, you have to come to the Imam.
And then he has a third role as well. These imams have in the site that she have a third row, what's the third row, the third row is the heaven and there is no even present, the mom is responsible, he has to exist. Therefore the hidden mom has been existence for 1200 years because the Imam disappears from the face of the earth. Heaven Earth cannot exist any longer. Heaven and Earth depend upon the existence for the existence.
Therefore, with personalities such as this, who is the only infallible person Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam told me Everyone should turn for guidance, who was the only one who has the legitimate I bleed in the room? And who is responsible for the upkeep of heaven and earth? If you have a person such as this? These are all tweaks to our ambia.
Even Allah sallallahu taala wasn't responsible for holding heaven and earth intact. Who is the one who keeps heaven Earth in law? Here the imaam is given the position. Now, many times when we speak to our
friends on the other side, we tell them you know, this is what you see believe is it through? They're gonna say no, that person told you how a lot of hogwash it isn't true, we don't believe the person says that it's one of two reasons, the reasons why we'll be saying that is because he doesn't always want the employee. The second reason is that he might just be a bit diplomatic about it. He might not want you to know everything there is to know, you know, when any group comes. The what they do is the best foot for when you walk in, you know, when you when we are all sitting on a interfaith platform, for example, to use an example.
I don't step
in I grant,
who can you Hello, Jesus God, we don't do that at some time for saying that we believe in our hearts. Yes. But that's not the time for saying in seminary this year when they want to get the foot in the door, when they want to start making the new convert, when they want to impress upon the mind of the youngster that you know what? For all your 20 years of your life, you've been taught the wrong forms of Islam. This is the proper form of Islam. They are not going to come with all of these things, which I'm here to tell you. They are going to give you the best possible face of Islam.
Dutch Reformed Church is not going to go out today
on a campaign getting converts, they're not going to go out
and tell the people of Malawi and Zambia and everywhere else that you know what we are the Dutch voter to institutionalize apartheid in South Africa. That is a black spot in the history. A spot which they wish they could expunge, they want to move it but it's there as part of this thing. It is for similar reasons that we've come to the other year. If you want to know the nice side of Shiism, you go to artery if you want to know all about attend Mahara is around the corner, go to them, visit them, you'll hear all that is positive about DSM in the car, we ever come together. Outside of it. There is a good side everyone has a good side, a Christian has a good side a Jew has a good side as
well. We have come together, there's another face this problem and this face will not show itself today for very very understandable reasons. Those reasons
that will show itself 2030 for
that particular phase we also have 20 3050 a number of years from now we will come out it won't come out inevitably but right now it's not convenient, it's not expedient for that to come out at this moment in time. However we look forward into our future. We don't want to precipitate a position isolation by staying silent to not be in in the right now. We don't want to cause a situation 1020 4050 years infielder where they will happen what I said at the be at the introduction of my talk here. So therefore we need to know what Shazam is all about. We need to know why is it that they differ
If there are some unsavory details, and if there are some things to be said that some people might take objection to and take offense to, then those things need to be said, it needs to be said in order that everyone can be clear here Holika man halakhah
manhyia and buy in a bar in LA has a neon alley that everyone who lives will live after evidence has been established. And though that those go down the path of perdition destruction, choose that path after evidence has been established. Now you make up your mind what you would want to believe this is the Shiism that they want to you. This is years that Iran wouldn't want you to see. But this is a she has which we find in the books. So when they go out on a probation live, it will all look very, very innocent. hunky dory, very nice. But there is another side we thought come together to speak about today.
they believe that this is the essence of the Dean of Oz. They believe that the station is even higher and more noble than the status of Ebola. Now you and I believe some of us understand the Quran we interpret the Quran for others. We know the basis of our Deen we know that what is what kind of human it is until
at wakatobi wa rosary when it comes to then one higher for biLlahi while Mullah he can he walk to we will loosely while you're with
a lot of us speaking very clearly about what about belief in the anger together with everything else, but there is a group of men and that it is their group of men, about whom Allah Allah says Allah He can Lavina Fabi Hoda homolka the those are the ones who are a lot less guided you follow the items Who are those? They are those same people that we don't know what they will call Jonah.
mineralium. Those are after Ibrahim, who comes after him. Well, we'll have neither who is harco kulana. Deena one ohana. dynamin cabello amin Doria de da Buddha was really mad when you use vamos our Harun, but these are the things of the ambia Allah tala has chosen Allah Allah has decided to enshrine the name in why that will be recited till kingdom come in why that holy site at all they have tiama in why that OBD cited and has to be believed in by you and me. 25 was ambio explicitly named in the Quran. And what about those arms? Whose eighth is higher than the amea? What about those supposedly and whose existence heaven and earth depends? There's notation for Annabelle with
all love and respect to the son in law and cousin of our souls. Allah Allah Allah, Allah Subhanallah, Vitaly with all love reverence for his wife. The ladies are either female or the low on her and the children has an Hussein and they are descended to other family of our souls. Allah Allahu alayhi wa sallam wherever position has close to close to our heart in our family, but we don't find named in the pan. So if anyone comes along and tells us that this particular group of 12 people who have a status higher than that of the Gambia What do we say? We say something definitely wrong. Should I convert what Legion we teach you something like this? When Khomeini originally
outlined his a lot of political philosophy, he wrote a book about it. It was called alphacool Islamic reliable *y in VA makes a statement he says in earlier image,
Ravi mahina and Ali are in Medina. Allah heeta mahkamah la Yes sir. Oh, Bella can mocha
Salah our imams have a position with allow to Allah, no matter none of the melodica and none of them be I can aspire the 12 imams a position higher than that who's higher than that for Isa? Hi Annette of Tao Sulaiman and no you name them these Hamza, hire them. There is something extremely fishy about this. When you have people strike and Allah tala is completely silent about it in the Quran. On the other hand, you find another group used up the positions allegedly use now the positions of these these ad moms, and the Quran has some very nice things to say about them. The Quran says up them wasabi Luna middle Marina while unserer Allah the son, Ravi Allahu anhu what other one Allah
Allah is pleased with them. If these are people that did something is bad is take away the position that Allah tala given to Oliver Vitali would they be placed in the Quran in this manner? Or perhaps when this I was revealed now to be loaded Allah not know what they will do in future.
Something sounds very bad a lot. No. In due time, we will learn that this claim had actually been made that a lot that I was not aware of the time that the main source was left on a dry knee
This, this was actually stated, We will lead to this idea called bada with the GSA that a lot of people waste time and afterwards he came to realize, and therefore, revision had to be done, but also speaks about these Sahaba a lot
about the Sahaba he does in the left arm and one levina hajimeru wodeyar hadoo, fi savvy ly one rehau one also those who made hegira, and those who made no saw the mahadji, lien, and the unsought you want to see a believer or
a haka. These are the true believers, you'll find the Quran speaking lottery about people such as this, and the people on the other side, they say that no, this doesn't refer to them, or it doesn't refer to them, then a lot of luck probably didn't know what he was known for even saying things such as this nature. But these are claims that have made history and it is upon this foundation that the edifice of Shiism was right. It on the claims of people who created an idea of their own, they created an idea of imama they forced this idea, they could absolutely talk to the body of Islam, and anything in Islam which didn't fit what they're worth it was
bent, curved, knocked into submission. If the Quran is silent on the mom's in someone tampered with the Quran, if the Quran speaks too nicely about the Sahaba, then someone tampered with the Quran. If the Hadees speaks too highly about Assad, then someone invented those the Hadith, but the only non negotiable is the idea of imama is the idea that there are 12 persons, Allah tala center rulers oma someone that went different directions, and therefore they exist all this misery in this oma.
But when they come when they come to our young people, and old people, what matter when they come into our communities is ever going to be along these lines that I'm telling you here is going to be a completely different deck.
You're going to come and say,
Do you know the happening See?
Do you know what really happened after the death of us Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Now most of our people barely know what happened in the history of this country apart from the past five years they lived through it. How does that what's not to say about what happened in the time of Allah sallallahu wasallam. We might have heard a few stories. But our grasp of history is very, very
questionable. 10 years to say the least.
And they call this vacuum that exists in our minds when it comes to history. Anyone can come along and fill it with something that he of his own making. If your mind is a blank slate about history, any propagator will come along and say this is what really happened. Now if you don't know what really happened, you don't even have a version in your mind as to what happened. The first version is the base version.
And then you you come out on a feeling with age how could these people ever do this to family of Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam you know what happens?
You start getting a new picture of obviously, you start getting the picture that she is has of our history. What is that? Let's first visit our version of Siri to refresh ourselves and for those that haven't visited before this is our picture obviously. It comes as man Hamas Allah Allah, Allah, Allah wa sahbihi wa sallam, he comes to Makkah with a message message Mandala. A little group and the sound him go. They go through the harshest of difficulty.
They stand by his side. His wife has been to Hawaii. We allow on her. It's his cousin Olive. Now Vitaly is his best childhood friend, Abubakar said they call we love. You eventually joined the
small little group of people with him in a sea of coffee around them.
And gradually this group rose from a small little seedling from small little seedling of Eman planted by the hold hand of a beloved nahi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. They grows the three of Eman Muhammad Rasul Allah tells us what has happened. You want history. Don't look at the history books into the Commodore Rasul Allah. Muhammad is
to see what happened in his theory look at what the Quran says those with him. What are they like?
are hammer home they have certain qualities What are those qualities? amongst themselves? What are they merciful to one another kind to one another? Not a divided community. But if it's an Enzo fall day, anyone touches a hair salon that day to the end him or she does alcohol or hammer home? What type of men are they that are broken? So Jaden, you have to
come at any time of the day when you see them. He's not lying in bed next. His wife is not enjoying life out there. He's standing on his masala in his room. He's in the record is in sudo
Why? Yep, the one problem Mila he will. He'd wanna This is our history develop this
Kind of men were the ones who laid the foundations and both structure of Islam seeking Allah father seeking Allah's pleasure last grace Osman Sima whom fee would you hear him in authority so Jude, you can see the signs in the face, on account of prostrating on your it that is everything they face. This is the kind of people that were around I want to be sallallahu alayhi wasallam and this was a lot less telling us in the Quran. So proud was Allah of the companions of Muhammad Sallallahu Holly he was alum that boasted about them before they even came into existence. valic methylome in the Toronto musar is alive and his people, Allah said they will come the last night he his house will be
One I salute villingili Catherine
now he a lot Allah give a what a very picturesque description of how the smaller sapling grown to this huge three gold Islam. And this example a lot that are easily Salamis people in the Injeel that is the will carry button that are like a small little sapling because
as faster lava, it's growing, shooting all the time gradually growing stronger and stronger. All the calamities, all the adversities but growing stronger by the day, every year that comes every committee that comes in man is only increasing carvalhal Eman or Hinata. Bashar has
said this hierarchy is the king of Rome and he asked most of you and he said he asked him are the increasing numbers of decreases the increase in the numbers. He said this is what happens when a man mixes with the heart and the growing numbers they go instinct they grow in the firmness of the faith for us Okay, and then one day he came the time when this tree was standing firmly on its own. On its own stem. It needed no other support. This is with la de la Stoll Nabi sallallahu Sallam he has spoke Allahu Juanita meaning our Hamad Al Nabi who is sufficient for you, you need no help in the world, Allah and those Muslims with you that's sufficient for you will then conquer the world as I
first of October so be your G busara. You know, the one who plan that even once upon a time when he looks at them now. What does he do? He looks at them and smiles Rasul Allah sallallahu wasallam. In his final illness, when he's lying on his deathbed,
he said, Abubakar, it's Allah. And then he stood up as he was as much pain as he was, what his head damage, he stood up, came to the door of the room of say, the eyeshadow, the allowances line, and remove the curtain. And he looked in and he did there stands a leading asuma that was Abu Bakr who was with me were in the cave and I was alone. And you have many of whom are feel hot, there is Alma who came to kill me. There is below soft raise this one there is that one there are those people who became Muslim out of the soul of Muslims today. And he smiled a smile like no man ever smiling. You are he was raw. When the one who planted that seed is in his heart filled with happiness is failed,
his face folds with a bit of a smile. That's not all. While I want.
And our ob subhanho wa Taala was pleased to see them like this. There was another group, Leah, Haman kuffaar. While they were those were happy to see us there were others who were filled with rage, who were seething with anger, to see who are these, these are the dogs of the desert. These are the people that were beneath us. We did not even want to rule them. We did not want to conquer them. They were so far beneath our status, they they are our masters, those people looking at those Sahaba What do they see? They see? What do they experience anger, above anger, above anger, fury, they cannot contain it therefore extends even the people such as this will try and do whatever they can
to heal your cause of Islam. And this is exactly what has led to the rise of this particular group and many others as well to derail
the course extracts data from point modes these are How about I'll be alone and this is the vision of history. Now here the other version,
other version of it goes as follows. Start again from Makkah. Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam arrives, this message back from Hara, and he tells the people called Allah, Allah to say dial Allah and you will be successful. And if one rejects
two kinds of people, there is one group, true believers collegially true believers. There is another group, Abubakar and Omar of Ma, and a few other shady characters. Then telling us you ever know this is don't quote me on this.
The shady character They say he can also slang slang. We join this man tomorrow.
he conquers then we take it over
they join him and he goes through all of those trials and tribulations with him because they are thinking that now he's other seven lean years even fat years are still coming. And when he gets asked a certain boy Vitaly they also say they're eating leaves with the why because are we waiting for investment to mature for 30 years? Now such a thing only could only have been conceived by the other organs wait so long of 1200 years what is 13
and 13 years he tough with him? Eventually, he has to make hegira
so he had tubes around the kuffaar and Muna fix and this will fix it we're gonna they're gonna throw him they're gonna tell Chris you know what Muhammad is
with me. It remains to be was meeting no way you are like an axiomatic you come with me. He's not together with me. So he takes up a walker with him and takes all his other monastics with him. He goes to Medina, he establishes his new state of Islam. He sends up people called him to resist armies against his enemies fights the Battle of brothers about mother battle as they see such divine sanction from Allah tala side. No other group of men have been told.
No other group has raised as a group that day. But anyway, from their perspective, now we go back into their practice, the group of who Navin defend Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam against the far
end in the desert Magnum
and inasa him they defend him he's the co founder and the monitoring conquer Mecca along with him and they go to hunting all the other people they fight with him, only waiting something for 23 years they waited for him die. The moment he died they said this is our chance. And then they rush into the black hole suceava beside quickly concocted
election proceedings against the halifa
now in the house of faulty model the law on her Oliver maybe thought even a few other members of
law just passed away. They still busy looking with body preparing for hussin caffeine and everything else. Suddenly the year from the Machida lobola will come out what has happened. There's no new help has been elected who Abubakar But why didn't you call us Why do you do these things on your own? Anyway, this was a need of the app. She had a no these people left the body was cold and they ran because this 23 years they have waited now they've got the chance. They got the chance. So I live near Vitaly ever comes to get a visa. So they go to the house of Fatima
Omar says Khalid Walid and others to the house of Ottoman say Ali came out
and he says I'm not coming out, come up, they want to come out.
they're going to open the door now or burn the house down.
I don't even Forgive me. But anyway, he said if you don't come out I will burn down the house for a fee.
While it means
I'm gonna burn all the way down. You come out in the giveaway I don't want to Omar who's rushing at the door. He was this big huge mountain over metal washes the back benches opened the door for the man standing behind the door. She's pregnant with a third son she had a son hasn't been saying he had a third son with whom she was a good mom by name of her son. And he banged that door so hard to her that she loses that unborn child. He murders than butchulla Fatima or the Allah or Allah Salah as they would say, now what kind of sentiments are being created in the law known
unconvincing as this entire version of history? Was he the only reason why I'm convincing? Because I first told us the Sunni version of the industry versus place the I wasn't gonna have a hard time sticking. We've never had this version. You can say Well, I didn't know that.
And now he
he bashed bangs at open fathima loses unborn child. Then he takes her own throat down lack of aliveness. And he drags him out now to be like a dog to force him to buy Abubakar. This is the version of history that this year three to two, this is version three that they believe in. This is not ancient history. That is not an Asian version version of the history. The leading scholars of the shine, you know, you get different levels of the old ama, at the bottom is someone called Islam. It's like a person with a BA degree the person with a postgraduate degree they call him, Islam, then a person let's say someone like Dr. They'll call him. Ayatollah. Then on top of world, they call him
Khomeini and others. These ones have the one model one right now in Lebanon is called Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah. A few years ago, Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah released a statement in which he says that these stories about the murder of unborn child and you know the attack on the house of fathima after the break
of Albuquerque he says all the stories they don't think but widen the gap between
owning gasm it's only English videos Mrs. She has worse so it's probably time that this year he wasn't and met the fact that those things are not authentic history
you above such as this perhaps you know man prevented not that is not true but what did leading up to that from come in Iran What do they How was a response? hammered Karani is one of them. Jawad breeze is another of them. Both of these gentlemen have passed along. These are the lychee
they issued a fatwa of Kufa against Muhammad Rasul Allah notice a version of history. They said this man is a curve for rejecting something which is part and parcel of our faith to live. This is what happened after the election of Abubakar that Fatima was maltreated in this way that Omar was met or rather, it was melted in this way, and it goes on. And then Abu Bakar took away a garden of fadak which exists the smaller the Hanford Site. This was a farm a rural area containing many, many day bombs. This Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam gave his daughter Fatima or this was an inheritance he came over to claim it back and said you're not getting anything he denied.
He denied Ali's khilafah he denied and Omar killed and if this is your version of history, if you've never been treated for
the one that you see here, can you be blamed for thinking I know for many many years I've been taught wrong
this is what happened to so many of our people. That is what happen to so many other people they come out to having listened to those few things. It's not here's it killing only longer it's over killing the unborn child of hakima it's about dying fathima inheritance and everything moves around these to these few
issues. Everything is going to move around species Why do they do this? Why did they do that? A person you are a Muslim for many many years and they perhaps became a CA anyway along the line his brothers needed out of his inheritance happens many times especially in the affluent families. Of course it's not like that amongst us who do these kind of things inshallah, but then got cheated out of he became a Shia afterwards. Now the two are not connected. But look at the way that he will replace it after he says my brother's pools and abubaker over me,
pulled in Abu Bakar over What do you mean, Abu Bakar becomes a symbol of oppression of this nature. That person had never seen another side of Abubakar. He had never seen that side of a worker that Rasulullah sallallahu Islam saw when he Tomodachi them in the hollyland that I have to choose a friend on the face of those who choose none. But my friend is Allah. In other words, if asked for the special, he would have had this special relationship with a walker, he did not see the set of Walker, which has all lost a lot SLM saw when he had moved to Salinas, no one can leave this. In my absence.
This person had been given a very truncated form of history, a very myopic form, focusing on one thing, and on their bellies. And by adding one person such as this that I personally came into contact with, he was asked brother,
but we know his friends were telling him You barely know anything about how did you become a Shia, he says, I know you have to make my mind what is enough to make up his mind. A corrupting whoppers, you know videos such as this that we have seen here, I want to give a bit of a disclaimer as well. In the course of these lectures, I will often be called upon to make certain statements which might be construed as injurious against some or the other hate speech is not intended. calumny is not intended, we're not intending to speak ill about any particular person. What Anthony do here is to learn about this particular group, to learn about their beliefs, learn about the books to learn
about the scholars, what they have said and why they are different from us, so that we know how to treat this problem as for individuals
individually in the city that you might meet, and that holds beliefs such as this, or that either theory doesn't necessarily necessarily subscribe to every Iota what I'm telling you now, just like you and I, every common person we come up with any person does he know everybody see, does he know everybody? Rokita everybody know he knows better about it, but there are angles to which he probably will not be.
Not be a
Shall we, I intend to the following. I intended to at the end of every session to have a question and answer session that's I feel very, very important. And you actually see what I'm going to do now. And just noticing now is quarter to 11. Allow that lies.
So I'm going to I'm going to cut it out over the next two or three minutes. I'm going to wrap this up, not going to go into much further detail.
There will be other sessions inshallah next week and the week following, when I'm not personally able to be here if you want to substitute for me, in the meantime, he will probably do a better job of all these little things that I've been telling you. But there is a few more things that I want to tell you. Either the concept of Imam,
Imam or we got completely sidetracked.
I just want to tell you something about, I told you the things in my mind, when you speak about a man, they speak about the political leader, they speak about that person who has what, where's the divine right to rule this person who's alone, the possessor of Uncommon Knowledge, and they speak about person upon whose existence heaven and earth depend on intelligence, a few more things about them, the things I've just drawn from the index of a book,
lying in front of me, by no stretch of imagination can go through all of this. So just a few snippets. These are the kinds of things that they believe about the Imams. This book here is 100 volume book, you are seeing. Each volume contains about three parts, it's 100 parts. So you think 1/10 of the book, the other 910s as well as it's a collection of the ahaadeeth of this year. And in second is the chapter on EMA just to give us an idea of what kind of things they had they believe about the mama, the chapter says, they possess more knowledge than the ambia 13 definitely hardy from the Imams are in the right to say that imams knowledge is superior to the knowledge of them,
then the Imams are superior to the Ummah and just amid the entire creation, the covenant of a lot of took a covenant. The
Covenant was ambia they say that govern that was all the ambia were ordered to be even loved this the 12 mums, that covenant was taken from them, from what I hear from them and all the other creative enough to last me the five major prophets Ibrahim Musa is an et cetera, they will call them to account
what did he call them? We know that
but they were taught more they said there's more than that. And so we have become an armored minebea and Ollie is is he farting? All of these things together, everyone was supposed to respond to 88 on this show, then the Gambia, we find she has them and we will see it further coming. The position of the Gambia is subverted to the position of up to the position of the Imams in other ways that they can be brought right down here worried about an answer. That was that when you saw this animal sitting in the belly of the whale, and they'd learned I learned so Hannah, can you come to me? navali mean, Was it because of his last two hours answered? No, the only reason why that you have
that beer were answered because I'm brct Allah for the sake of the 12 imams except my
16 different narrations on that then next the man can bring the dead back to life the man's power is such he tells a demand sign up comes life that a blind person now I mean feeling is one thing but here they are your blindness and leprosy why because I'm doing something big these things he says
the dead person back to life and killed a blind person that they well he said this person is superior to he says on account of him that he is I was easier in the first place.
Nothing of at least
hidden from the Imams the king know of him.
After the day of the AMA, the other poses of all knowledge, and then the Imams know where they are.
Why do they know that? Because they have a book. two books one book gives a name and all the muscles all those people into gentlemen, the man we're looking at okay says Look, I don't see you on here. This is not a joke. No, really. This is not a joke that's come across this one is real story. The person who saw the Imam, the Imam says my friend I looked at his book. Your name is Radha. I don't see your name is Radha India. He says, me ma'am, whatever.
This is not so nice face of Shiism. And while there is a light side to it, and we laugh about it, remember that there are many of our brothers and sisters and mothers and fathers and uncles out there who never hear the side of it, when they hear the side of it and convert to this particular religion thinking that this indeed is a legion Ahmed sallallahu Sallam it is to address that problem that we have come together and we will come together in this forum halls
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the man was able