Importance Of Fiqh In Our Life
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Mufti Taha advises us on the the Importance of Fiqh In Our Lives.
Delivered on April 11, 2012.
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for that single purpose, which you probably would have heard several times. Omaha Dr. Gina Inza, Illallah pueden Eva is the purpose of life. The life of a Zinnia has an objective and that is service to allow Donna in the manner that he has prescribed to us. That manner he has prescribed to us through His Word the Quran, through the example of His Messenger signal Mohamed Salah, larios and then which gives us the Sunnah, and through all the other sources of the Sharia which he has set up for us. That lifestyle which he wishes us to follow has been set out in the Quran, demonstrated by also Los Altos alum, and thereafter, his detailed dimensions were elucidated and clarified by the
amount of the oma the great imams the minister has been the jurist of this oma.
Now and also the LA sallallahu alayhi Salaam left this world, he left us with the Quran that was complete, he left us with his Sunnah that was going to be preserved by the oma. He left us a habit of the low unknown, or the simple foundations of a methodology through which they would preserve the sooner protected from forgery and fabrication. He announced to them certain rules of how to accept the how not to accept narrations. He indicated he gave him certain indications as to how to go about extracting meaning from words that he had spoken. After his death, the Sahaba the Allah on whom took what he had left them with, and started building our fifth legacy that we have today. It is a
process that started in a time of the Sahaba of the alarm home continue through the time of a turbine. So that brings us more or less to the end of the first century. By the middle of the second century. what started happening, what started happening is that this particular legal system of ours, that system about which Allah tala had said in the Quran, for Madonna, aka Allah, Sharia, criminal, Emery Fatah, now we have placed upon you, we have placed you upon a certain way that was called the Sharia. So you have to follow the Sharia the question in the minds of an observer that time would have been what is the Sharia then then the Quran will come and say this is what you are
supposed to do. That's what you are not supposed to do. Also la sala Solomon say this, what you should, this you should go That's why you should not go. These are the limits which you should not cross and the fuqaha will then unpack this as life unfolds. Life in Arabia was a very simple kind of life. You are either a farmer primarily of dates, or you are a trader, a person who travels northwards the one season or other south to Yemen in one season, buys goods that come to Yemen or produce in Yemen, take it in the next season up to Syria, selling the buy Syrian goods bring it down. And that was one of the two occupations that people had, life was very, very simple. Life was
one of the simplest and most rudimentary forms of an agrarian economy that you could have. It was a very simple life. And the situations that could be thrown up in this life here, were limited in number. But now in the time of this a habit of the low and only stem was going to spread far and wide. From a simple village lifestyle. It was suddenly now that empire that had conquered the Romans, that empire that had conquered the Persians, that has now become an empire in itself had overthrown two or three almost three different empires stretching all the way from the west coast, the northwest coast of the African continent, deep into the steppe is of the of Central Asia, it had
become a world power in less than 100 years. other civilizations take a long time to rise. They take a long time to rise, they take for 500 years to rise, and they take another four or 500 years to die. Islam took less than 100 years to rise to the level of a world power and will take over 1000 years before it will decline. But we
When a village lifestyle, when a village community when a desert lifestyle, a Bedouin lifestyle is faced with the challenge of taking over a world civilization. And taking over the world, civilization doesn't simply mean destroying cities, destroying economies taking things and then leaving thereafter. No to Islamic means something else. We have to not only take over those particular regions, but then set up such structures within those regions that can govern and administer them. They could be governed and administered, and the governance and administration must not be something which is simply copied from the previous system that existed, because we don't live
according to the laws of others. It had to be something that emerges out of the Quran, and emerges out of this universal law salatu salam, and all the other sources of the Sharia. So at that time, we had such great men in this oma men about whom Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam said that if they in previous omens, there are men who are inspired by Allah tala. without them being unclear. If there is any such men in the soma, then it is men, calamari. such men stood at the head of the community and guided the process whereby the law as it emerges out of the Quran and the Sunnah would be adapted, would be developed rather to respond to every possible situation that might occur not
simply in this in the city state of Madina, munawwara not simply in a steady steady state of macam karma, but in every city or village or farm area, or there is a that is now covered by the rule of Islam. It was a it was a huge challenge. But we had such men at the beginning of this oma who are up to it, they were up to it because they had graduated from the madrasa of Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam, they had passed through examinations, those are not examinations nothing at the end of the academic year. Those examinations are called the hijra. They are called Bader. They are called ocean, they are called her name. They are called the book, each of these expeditions through
$70,000. Allah is Allah, every day, the day spent in the company of Rasulullah, sallAllahu. wasallam, was a learning experience. And every battle that they had accompanied him on was a test of their demand, a test of the middle of their faith. And having passed all of those tests successfully, they were now up to becoming not just the rulers of a new world, but the educators of a new world, those educators who will take the light of why and urashima of Russia to Lille alameen salatu salam, and spread it all over the world. So while it might appear to be a very mammoth and the garden tune in a great task, to take a scripture, such as the Koran, to take a tradition, such
as Asana, to take that and turn it into a law, that is that is competent, as competent as any other legal system and much more competent than it that is as competent and as efficient and much more efficient than any other legal system. To do that, within 100 years. That was a great task. But the men, as we said, Who up to the who had to perform the task, woman who was suitably prepared for it, the Sahaba of the low on women degeneration passed away, they didn't pass this particular mission of this to the next generation, and the next generation apply themselves to the stars, as seriously as assiduously as the previous generation. And once again, that legal system grew and grew, people had
problems people had issues, they would come to the fuqaha, the Judas of the Sahaba and ask them a question, and they would receive the answer from them. And every time a question is asked, and every time an answer is formulated, and given, the legal system grows further, and further, it grows it swells all the time. And every time a new opinion is added, a new fatwa is given a new situation arises and the challenge is to is successfully met, the law becomes more and more complete. By the time in the middle of the second century, when Imam Abu hanifah Rahmatullah Lee passed away. He passed away after having taken that entire law and codify it in a logical manner, starting from a
particular point, taking all of the material that had been thus generated, all those successful queries that have these queries that have been successfully answered, taking all of those and arranging them into a certain pattern, arranging them first of all into various different areas of the law, different chapters of the law, within each of those chapters, laying out the various different departments in the chapters, and under each department setting out the rules and economic code invocation of the law had taken place. This was in the city of Kufa amago honey Villa de la la lived, his counterpart at the same time was in Madina, munawwara in Madina, munawwara Emma Monica de
la la. He was a student of teachers such as
Via even Abdur Rahman, I was in a rush and others, he was a student, they intern with the students of seventh grade Judas of Medina, and they intern with the students of the Sahaba the Allah on him. So, they did to get entire legal system. He, he took that legal system and did something similar, codify it along similar lines, what started happening and regional development that was in each region. Now you have a particular school of thought developing. And for the first time in our history, we find the issue about which I have I intend to address you tonight and that is the concept of a man's hub. What is it when you speak about a method, we as Muslims are expected to live
according to a certain law. Now, when you are born, you don't know all the details of the law. As you grow up, you're taught certain basic facts about Voodoo and Salah, you are taught certain basic facts about what it means to be a Muslim what you can and cannot eat. As he grew up further, when you become a marriageable age, you are taught about certain rules about marriage, but you're not born with that particular information. You have to learn it from someone. The question arises, where does that someone who told you about it, where does he get the information from? Generally tends to be that he also learned from within a specific tradition, that tradition that he has learned from
that is called a mouth hub. In the age in which we live a lot of question marks hanging around the concept of a mouth hub, is it a good thing? Is it a bad thing? After all, what is it really all about? And then about specific motherhood? What are the specific characteristics of this particular mother? How did this man have come into this particular area? And what does that mean to me as a person? When I practice my Deen according to a set pattern, what does it mean to me? What is a must have and what is a must have not? That is a theme inshallah we'll talk tonight. What is Mm hmm. And what is it not? I've come in my recollection of history to the point where, in ages in Madina
munawwara. A certain school a developing family was responsible for codifying it, laying it out in detail in Iraq. You know, Abu hanifa Rahim Allah was responsible for codifying it and detailing the dimensions of the law. These were two regional schools that have developed for the previous 100 150 years or lemma used to answer queries. And those queries both of the law when the law standardized by these two persons, we have them in place now. Leonie, mocha mocha Rama in mocha mocha Rama becomes a happy young man from mocha, mocha wanna start supplying himself to the study of Ireland. Initially, he was very much given to poetry and language. Some of his teachers advised him leave
poetry alone, leave language alone, you've learned enough of that. Now there's something else which is much more important than poetry and language, something much more important, because when you're, when you're a good poet, you will compose poetry, and people will be very much impressed about it. They'll publish your poetry, don't memorize your poetry, they'll quote your poetry. They'll be very impressed, but it doesn't bring them one iota closer to Allah Tada. When you're, when you have a very good command of language, it is very impressive to people to see the beauty of the language that emerges from your mouth or from your pen, but that's about where it ends. Your ability with the
pen your ability with the tongue is an instrument which must be used for the task of muslin, Hulk Mulholland taking the creation and bringing them into contact with Allah Allah. How do we put people in contact with Allah? How does humanity communicate with the Arab they communicate with us through the law that He has given them? Whenever a Muslim fulfills a law, whenever a Muslim is the other and goes to the masjid and makes us Allah He has fulfilled the law. He communicates there by with a loud Allah. Whenever you see something Haram in front of him, he turns his eyes away is communicating with a loud Allah. That is because that is consciousness of a lot. Allah is an account of his
consciousness of Allah tala that he decides to steer away from haram and an opt for halal, so
he's advised leave over three alone, leave language alone, Devote yourself not to the study of it. He starts devoting himself to the study of being a Hijazi being a person from the ages. Being a person from Makkah. First and foremost, he gains the income of maca
after gaining the aim of maca, he's barely in his teens in his early teens. someone tells me Madina munawwara does a great album go there. He goes there he goes and learns from Yama Malik Rahim Allah, he gains the aim of Makkah first and then thereafter, the aim of Medina still he is not satisfied. He's not as satisfied with what he has. He is that in. In Iraq, there was another hand greeted him there, another school of thought go there. And then that elements Well, he arrives in in, in Kufa, but in Abu hanifa had passed away the year that he was born. So he's no longer around. But his students are still around and he learns from his students. he engages in discussions with them. And
now after a few years, he has gained the aim of the one center of learning. He has gained the elbow of another center of learning and he finds that he is now finally able to take these two particular centers of learning and synthesize the best of what the two of them have. This young man is Mohammed Reza Shafi. He has gathered the two schools together in such a way that
He sees in his face. So I come from that school of ages, that very traditional school of ages, where things are very, very primitive as it used to be. So and is very, very close to the son of Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam it was transmitted, transmitted from father to son from teacher to student, he comes from the, on the other hand, he has now come to Iraq, and Iraq is where things are very much. Advancing, this is the cutting edge of the modern world of that time, we Islamic civilization, was coming into close contact with other civilizations that had existed from before already. And this is now the first side of it in the intermediate acquired the, that was the
preservation of the tradition, and where he is now in Iraq, and he lives the manner in which Mr. Abu hanifa his teachers and his students apply themselves to the law. This is the progress of the law. So preservation from the one side, progress from the other side, he lives the best of both worlds. Eventually, when the turn of the century by the year 199. After the July he decides to depart from Iraq, and he goes to Egypt for more years remainder of his life. During these four years, he takes the best of what is in these two schools, and he puts it together, he synthesizes it, he draws what is best from either school, he changes his opinion, according to new methodologies, which he had
come to find, which he had come to discover, which he comes to subscribe to. And he compiled his own method now, and he's known in history as the Shafi method. These are the three great mother hip there's a fourth Mother of course a mama mama mama mama demon humble, we should develop thereafter my mama demon Hamill was a student of Islam Shafi, once upon a time in the ages, there are in Iraq as well as he had also gained the most memorable use of Ramadan light as soon as Abu hanifa we can speak in detail about it perhaps some other time at this moment or focus upon this particular method. So this method is one that the synthesize the best of these two schools of thought in. In
each of the sets, he compiles it for five years later in the year 204. After the Asia, he passes away at the age of 54 years only. Within that 54 years, he provides for us a blueprint. He provides for us both a methodology and an exposition of that methodology in detail upon which latest scholars of a school will do what they would take the blueprint, they will then apply it consistently method, method methodically to eventually build the system of law up to such a level that no matter which question arises thereafter, it can respond to it. What happens now is that these various schools that have developed, each one takes each one of them takes root in a particular area of the world.
The major center of the world, the major metropolis of the world at the time was Baghdad. in Baghdad, you find everything together at the same time, everything together at the same time. All four schools of thought exist together at the same time. He says in his poem, Nigel Buddha, he says danka Roma, Rafi no Mahabharata, Colonia work, etc. But the value to me, forget Rome and forget essence, forget Rome, forget the Romans or forget the Greeks and their achievements, because all the great jewels are to be found in that you found amongst them. The suit is the symbols of the School of M Shafi, the centers of schooling, Abu hanifa, and Monica even among all of them coexisting at
the same time, and all of them participating in the task of building this oma to greater and greater heights
from way to split to various different areas as the armies would go as traders would go and wherever Islam spreads, law follow the law come to those particular areas, they teach the other the people of those particular areas, the fit as they've learned it from the teachers. So, with the passage of the centuries as it went by century after century, this kind of activity takes place alien is transmitted from one area to the other, and various different areas gained from the knowledge that had originally started from Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam, transmitted thereafter by the Sahaba been systematically codified, and in both the methodology and application by these great scholars
and transmitted by the students one after the other. William Shafi came to when he came to Egypt, he wasn't the first to come to Egypt, Egypt had Allah before. There was a great alum that had lived in Egypt was was covered is not too far from even Chavez covered today is his was called Imam lays even sad. He was also a great *y He was also a great 40 grand jurors. However, his must have died immediately. I mean, he died his mother died as well. I'm sure if he was very impressed by the knowledge of this man. But in recognize also something Why didn't this man's malherbe live on? He said a laser Afkhami Malik. Malik is my Rostov. He's my teacher. But this man here who died before I
came to the city he's a bit even a bit of it, man.
To start, but the difference is that now we'll start at students who kept his mother alive, this man, his students, they neglected his time and therefore his mother has died. One of the great things that a lot of import a lot of imparted to these four mother hip, they were many mother if they were 2030 any number of mothers if you could guess, however, what made it so, that former the hip survived and all the other mother have died out, because a lot of in every generation made it such in every generation, they made it such that they will be such teachers, who would inspire the next generation of students to such an extent would they be inspired, then they decide that I devote
myself to this task as my teacher devoted himself to this task. This is a
phenomenon that has continued without ever being interrupted or terminating for over 1400 years. What part of this amount of hours is part of the nature of this amazing alien will be passed along generation after generation, in every generation, there will be men will take the legacy of Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam and pass it along. So the scholars from these schools would go to various different areas and they would establish that school there. Egypt, for example, would be become the home of the Shafi a mother initially, after Egypt, Egypt would be conquered by the ultimate Empire. And the rulers would then be of a different school of thought altogether, none of
the four schools not even any of the Sunni schools. In the time of Salahuddin a yogi once again, it would be brought back onto this way of the Hello So nojima deep into Central Asia, they will go the Hanafi madhhab because the scholars of that particular matter move to the to those spots eastwards into hora sun, which is the northwestern region of Iran and North Eastern Region or other northern Eastern Region of Iran northwestern region number one is done in that particular area would go the shaft female hub as well. And all of these areas it would gradually spread gradually spread until it reaches where the coastal areas of India chaverim weather in particular reaches the coastal areas of
India, whereas the Hanafi mother penetrates from Central Asia with Mahmud honey into North India, South India was penetrated the xiaofei malherbe through the from the ocean side, North India from the Hanafi madhhab thereafter, and then thereafter, all around the rim of the Indian Ocean, in East Africa now inside the coastal areas of Iran and India, and Sri Lanka on the other side, arrived down into Indonesia and Malaysia. All of this is the the rim of the Indian Ocean, this particular area would be reached by the Shafi establish itself in those particular areas, and what is known what is unique about the rim of the Indian Ocean. What's unique about that particular means that Islam went
to those areas without any salt. There wasn't any sword involved. There was no army that went into those countries. All that there was, they were men of alien men of men of learning, who went on journeys, for ostensible purpose of trade, they went into those countries and we are going to trade there. But the Muslim never goes for dunya alone. He simply doesn't go to country. When he when he does trade with one hand, they need US dollar with the other hand. So they entered those countries began trading set of trading posts began trading, the local people saw them, they found that these people are honorable people, they found that these men, these men are men of respect and honor, you
can look up to them. Most importantly, you can trust them. More importantly than that, they would want to be like them as well, because of the qualities they exhibited. They set an example. And that example comes from the teachers before them, their fathers before them. That example comes from the generations before them. And that example eventually culminating syedna Mohammed Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam the Muslim wherever he goes, he tries to reflect he tries to mirror the image of Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam because when people see him within him, they must be able to see what a Muslim should really be like. We have this concept of Olia amongst us we have this concept of all
you had great friends of Allah tala friends of Allah tala were very, very close to him. Sometimes it gives them the ability of doing supernatural things that kurama is not necessary to have that. But what is the valley? What is the value of a lotta Uh, well, he is not just someone who can turn into compliance in the A, our labor law is not someone who can turn sand into gold. It was for Amata not the sign of a valley. You want to know the sign of a windy Oslo sudo La la la la la Motta Valley, he's given us a sign of a valley of Allah tala is a person alladhina ito Loki Rama such a person nearly by laying eyes upon him you think of Allah tala he is very character is very appearance is
very demeanor the ethos that he carries around him is such that when you simply lay eyes upon him immediately your heart and your thoughts and your mind immediately go to Allah tala. If you have been a sinner after that moment, then you think of a lot Allah by seeing this person immediately you say to yourself stuff, it'll make Toba for more money.
That is the that is a volley. And everyone has the ability to live up to the reach that provided that we try and mirror the image of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam as much as we can, in terms of his ethics in terms of his morals in terms of his habits, in terms of what he liked and what he didn't like, in terms of his mission and his devotion to that particular mission. And in terms of his conscious of Allah tala at every point in life. Anyway, we come back to the point. So these particular areas were conquered in the name of Islam, not by swords, the greatest the country with the largest amount of Muslims today in the world is Indonesia. And if you add to that some
parts of Thailand and Malaysia and Philippines where they are Muslims as well, the number swells even greater. All of those hundreds of millions of people were not brought to Islam by any kind of sword, no army when they're all the only army that when there was army of La ilaha illAllah, Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and this month have established itself in that particular region. Now we come into the 20th century, before we come into the 20th century, of course, there is another period of about 233 400 years of colonialism. But that is not not of immediate interest to us right now. Right now what's of immediate interest is that people have been
living for hundreds of years, Muslims for hundreds of years, have been living their lives as Muslims according to the Sharia of Allah tala. And what held them together is Sharia law, it will be a very difficult task for any person, whenever he needs to do something, for example, he's gonna get married.
He needs to live according to the Sharia. As we said, In the beginning, every one of us has to worship Allah tala, there are do's and don'ts. There are limits there are conditions, how will you know what those limits and conditions are? Is it going to be the duty of each and every person at that moment to go open the Quran and see what does Allah say? He himself his own individual duty?
Must he then go look for the hadith of Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam, which will tell him exactly how a marriage contract is structured. If he wants to go and buy something, be it something as trivial as a loaf of bread, or something as momentous as a as a car or a house. Does he at that moment have to go into the Quran, go into the sun go into the email of the oma consensus, that is every person expected to do that every time something occurs. Naturally that cannot be that cannot be if each one of us had to do had to apply himself to that level of proficiency, we won't be able to attend to any task in life. Well, we will not be able to attend to any of our other tasks. Those
of us that are bricklayers won't be able to lay bricks because we will constantly be sitting and looking for what should I do now and where is the proof of it from the Quran and the Sunnah, those of us that are accountants will not be able to do the accountancy they'll have to tell their clients wait now I can't do that because I first have to go and look what does the Quran say? Allah tala developed for this oma a system. Very simple and easy system a convenience. A simple convenience that convenience is first Hello, law victory. In quantum law tala moon, life needs to go on. In order for this life to exist, it needs a number of supports in society, it needs some people to
build houses, you need some people to farm.
to farm the land needs some people to sell the produce, it needs some people, too.
There's a lot of things that need to be done in order to have a society you have an economy to have a life in which each one can fit in. So there's the apportioning of tasks to each different person, according to his ability in every generation a lot on will bring about such men, we have learned from the teachers and were inspired by the teachers to reach such height of proficiency that when problems come up, they can answer those particular problems every society will have them it is only at the end of time as we get close to the gamma that will be taken Amidala will be removed as well. One of the signs of tiama one of the signs of gamma will be when no alum remains it tada NASA jehlen
for So, no for after
Apollo only as we get close to kiama then the end will be taken away on Mr will be removed. Such persons will then claim to be pseudo Lama some person will lay claim to being the ones who are able to solve the problems of people who really know nothing a country Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam they will be ignorant. They will be asked questions, they will give answers they will go astray and people will go astray as well. But that's as we get close to the AMA for the rest Rasulullah sallallahu taala something he predicted something for us. They will always be in this room until that time close to the AMA there will be something else yeah I
mean clearly Halloween or doodoo from every successive generation. There will be men of integrity men are dollar will carry the same forward and they have a number of duties in for Nando de de falla Holly in one day Harlan McLean, Elijah Helene
In this oma there will be something that will happen and that something is certain people will try and disturb this message. But these scholars, men of integrity that Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam calls them, they will be the ones to protect against such distortion, they will also be those who will introduce innovation into it will introduce innovation into it, these men will stand in defense and will not allow such into Harlan McLean, such deviation such innovation of the people are false within Bothell, they will not allow it to penetrate this Dean. And there will be other people who will try to miss interpret it change its meaning to something else, which was not originally
intended, again, they will be these men of integrity in the authority of Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam, we say, they will be these men of authority will keep that at bay as well will not allow that to happen. So this will happen in every successive generation, and through what will they be able to do it. Now not every scholar is of the same level of proficiency, like we have doctors, some doctors are specialists in their field and some some are not. Some are specialists of our higher order. And some specialization requires affordable short from their colleagues. So similarly, in the world of alien, where one person falls short, another person makes up for his deficiencies. In this
entire structure of ailment, Allah has a lot of as a structure, they will be those who have more knowledge and those who have less knowledge. The ones who have lesser knowledge will depend on the knowledge of those who are higher than them. Because then and jointly, they will serve the needs of this oma, whether they lived 100 years ago or 500 years ago, or they live in the present world jointly, they will work the system is more important than the person who is acting for it. So they will draw upon this particular system to which so many minds that contributed. It's not a single person, a number of minds over the centuries, each person who was a member of the mother of this
particular method, he had contributed to it, he had applied his mind to it, he had given his all to it. So when eventually a ruling is extracted at the end, it's not simply the ruling one person. It's a whole lot of people together.
Now we come to the 20th century. In the 20th century, Muslims had suffered to 300 years of colonialism, they had been colonized by their enemies. for 1000 years and more they were the masters of the oceans, the masters of the land, the dominant civilization that had told the rest of the world when the rest of the world was in the in the dark ages. Suddenly what happened till Calla Yamanaka we do have a numbness, history turns. Today, you're on top tomorrow to come in the bottom Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam, the Sahaba of the olana. victorious in orthography was taken away. So in the same manner the wheel of history turns and those nations that are now at the top will
tomorrow find themselves at the bottom, and at every stage there are lessons to learn. In any event, when the Muslims found themselves at the bottom when the Muslims found themselves defeated, conquered and browbeaten, what did they do? They started thinking, what is it that took away our greatness? What is it once upon a time we were masters of the world today we are slaves. Once upon a time we are rulers of the world today we are being ruled by others. Once upon a time we lived in our own countries as his masters. Now we are living in his own in our own countries, but we are the servants what has happened to us. So there is a certain psychological impact that this leaves upon
the oma and various different people start thinking about what can be done, what is it that should be done to regain our greatness, and they start looking at reasons why we might have fallen, we might have fallen because of something wrong, which we did. It's a very good thing to think along these lines. The reason why a lot of love brings is such that the wheel of history turns is that that moment you can sit and think what is it that we have done wrong, so that we can rectify that and when you rectify it inshallah, Allah Allah Allah raises once again, up high, where we where we have been,
but the analysis the diagnosis of each person is not always going to be the correct diagnosis. Part of the diagnosis was as follows. We allow our law to be mediated to us, by mother him.
We allowed our law to be mediated to us by mother him, we did not go directly to the Quran and the Sunnah, on account of the fact that we did not go directly to the Quran and the Sunnah, that is why we fell.
So, this particular line of thought, they started thinking people have this particular lineup for this, they thought along the following way, we have to get rid of motherhood. We cannot go to motherhood any longer because mother cause decline. We cannot go to anything which causes our decline in our fall. So get rid of the mother here. Let's go directly back to the Quran. And the Sunnah.
While there is merit in the original intentions was with a thought. But the the merit in the intention doesn't always secure the merit of the solution as well. Many people
are well intentioned but they still make a mistake in the diagnosis and the analysis. So in this particular case, people thought no, there was something wrong we should not have gone to all these
What shall we call it now the schools of thought these mothers we must refer directly to Nikita and directly to the Sunnah of Rasulullah sallallahu sallam. There is one big misconception in this. The one great misconception is that these motherhood represent nothing other than what is in the Quran and the Sunnah. They are but they are nothing but what is in the Quran and the Sunnah. So if it is that the Messiah he led us to the decline then you are in effect, saying that the Quran and the Sunnah is led us to our decline. That is impossible. The fact that our Lama had Medina for 1000 years and more for a thought and during the greatest ages of Islam. During the time when the
Crusaders came in the Crusaders were beaten back. Our great victory at 18 or Salahuddin the oma was at that time.
At the time of 1453 and Sultan Mohammed Al Fatah conquered Constantinople and plays that great event on the chart of world history DOMA was at the time of our greatest conquest, our greatest achievements, this oma was following my life. So I did not cause any fall. Why not any fall because mother it meant Quran and Sunnah. In this latter period, different people have different diagnosis, this particular incorrect diagnosis is we have to get rid of these methods and have to go back to the Quran and Sunnah. What is a must have after all, and what is a must have not we first answer the question is what is a must have, and they thereafter, point out a number of things which, which are,
which a mother does not represent a must have is essentially a convenience. In a nutshell, we'll say it's a convenience. How is it a convenience, because if every person has got to go back to Quran and Sunnah all the time, then what will happen? What will happen is that life can go on as we have indicated previously, however, if we say that we don't want every person to go back to Koran, and soon, we only want some people only some people must go back to the Quran and Sunnah. And then they will develop for us answers, and then that will those will be the answers, all that you're doing is reinventing a wheel, because within another 100 or 200 years, a new method would have developed
again. So it's a it's once again a process of someone mediating the answer to you, the answer has been mediated, we are not going directly there. And we are starting something all over again, which will be which was end result will be exactly the same. So if it's a method that will lead to our decline, you're gonna cause our decline again in this way, there was no need to have done this because whatever was there was ready and there was nothing negative nothing harmful in it was unnecessary to have gone there. The diagnosis originally was wrong. A mother is a convenience. Because when we are small, when we are young, we need to learn how to pray and how to fast and how
to make odo and how to make hugs and all of these things. So a must have neatly packages your knowledge for you into small bite sizes. When you are a little child you cannot possibly learn you know, I wash my face because this is what the Quran say I go around the Kaaba seven times, because this is the read from Buhari. I do it this way because that is the reason we do magic. You cannot possibly learn it that way. You need to learn in small little bite sizes. And if there's chaos in the manner that we need to do it today I'm going to go to this album is gonna give me this answer tomorrow and a new question arises when that argument is gonna give me that answer. We are speaking
about little children growing up they learn from one teacher and among her packages things neatly on top of it was what does he do the system in the manner that that it is developed the system because each method has its own independent methodology, that independent methodology gives rise to a consistent set of rules. Though that consistent set of rules makes it easy for us to do two things, more important thing and the less important thing, the more important thing is to level control was low. The more important thing is to know what the law is and live according to it, the less important thing is to continue with life. We need to continue with life as well. So the two should
not encroach upon one another the method is a convenience. It's nothing more than a convenience through which the the young learners take knowledge from the learner in a systematic and ordered fashion and thereby were able to fulfill a lot of sakam according to how he has decreed in the Quran and the Sunnah,
the Superman hobbies. So, what is the method not there are three things which is not
the first thing which a method is not. It is not an element of discrimination, it is not an element of identity is not an element whereby I identify myself and contrast myself against another Muslim. I belong to Malcolm X, and another person belongs to madhhab. Why and my method is better than his method. For these reasons and those reasons, every mother is just a convenience After all, if it's a matter of convenience, there is no reason for comparing it qualitatively, quantitatively and making claims as this is better than that and that is better than this. All of it is merely a convenience. Is my convenience better than yours, your convenience better than mine. That is neither for me to
judge nor for you to judge for you to judge is a lot harder to judge musta left on Freeman Schaefer Hakuna law. Anything that you differ upon Allah will judge even if it is even necessary.
In the first place to judge it all, we learned this from Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Once upon a time there was a battle the Battle of an aqua Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said the Sahaba of the Alamo. And he wanted he gave him a certain command. He said la you're suddenly going to como la sua. Even if no one is making samsara accepted the new curricula This was between her and others or he says, everyone make use of No one must make us an accepted a new formula. As they were traveling towards a man who for a long time, fossa lives, one group of Sahaba de la honam say that Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam said those words, that you have to make sure that the no karela he
meant it figuratively, he meant in Make haste to get there. Be quick, get there so that you get them make it so that you get the dose of time. That's what he meant. Another group said no, that's not what he meant. He meant it literally, he did not want to be made on the road here. He wanted to be made there. So some of them make this around the road and some of them go to the nucleus and make the Salah literally a little while later. So Allah salatu salam himself arrives, when he asks, when he finds out that some mates around here and some made Salah they, how did they respond? They tell these people you are wrong. And those people You are right. Did he condemn those who he perceived to
be wrong and praise those who perceived to be right? No, he did not condemn either group. Because his words could possibly there is the potential within his words to have been interpreted this way, or to have been interpreted that the other way, as long as the oma did his best to understand what he meant and carried out their understanding accordingly. That is all that the Sharia requires on them. That is all that Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam requires for him that is all that is required for the pleasure of Allah Tada. The Sahaba will be alone on themselves words in the Quran. Allah Allah says he uses the words in the Quran Salah Taku mucho la cartuja de la busca de unfussy in
Salah Tata Kuru, a divorced woman has to wait three Kuru, three periods. Now what are those periods are they the woman has a cycle 28 to 29 day cycle, part of the cycle is menstrual cycle is clean. So in the COVID, a lot of the use of the word Kuru
it could mean in terms of the Arabic language, it could mean the clean part of the cycle, it could mean the menstrual part of the cycle. The word has both potentials in Arabic language, the word has both potentials. Now I asked you, there's a lot of I know the word has both potentials. Luck is a creative language allows the creator of the human mind that uses that language, Allah knows that that word has the potential of being interpreted as the one as well as the other, he has a lot of use such a lot of liquidity much clearer. A lot of liquid have said, palma de la cartuja de la busca de la sahabat. About or you can say could have said while ago Takata possibly unforeseen metadata.
He didn't say he didn't use this word. He didn't use that word. He used a word that is ambiguous. Why did he use the word is ambiguous. Because there is a lesson in there for us. The lesson is there will be differences of opinion in this oma, this woman has learned how to live with those differences of opinion, there are two ways in which you can do that you can react to a difference of opinion, you can make it an identifier, you can make it a point of identification, I am one of those who subscribe to this view. And therefore everyone else is wrong. You can make it an ethnic identify me and people who's in whose veins the same blood flows as my veins, we all follow the same opinion.
And as a race, we are better than the other is because we subscribe to this particular opinion, you can make it you can make it a mark of distinction, we will support this particular point of view, we are better than those who do not support this or take the other point of view that but if you do that you will fail a lot of this test. A lot of this test was you must live according to my Sharia, you must live according to my theory and you must know that there are a number of traps that lie ahead of you, one of those reps is built into the system is the potential for differences. What are you going to do with those differences? Are you going to use those differences as points of tension
to as as weapons against one another? Do that and you would have failed the test? But are you going to use it as a lot of essays, why is the differences in amongst us
you know in the skin color in the way that we speak the languages that we speak the accents with which we speak these various various languages. The reason for that is what are a few that you might know one another not that you might condemn and discriminate between one another. So whenever these differences, these affiliations to various muda have become points of discrimination, factors of discrimination then the test has been failed. But whenever they become the convenience with which a lot on a full stop, they may fulfill their role. Then they have most certainly fulfilled they are all so that's what a mother is.
That's what the mother is what a mother is not it is not something whereby you
discriminate against someone else. The second thing
The second thing that another is not
a must have is not intended
to smother the genius of the oma. There will always be intelligence in this room of ours, there will always be men of intelligence, some have higher intelligence, some have less intelligence, there will always be mean of learning, some of vast learning some of lesson learning, but that will be the there's a lot that was promised to us as well.
So, what happens when a person has subscribed to a particular method, he must understand that a mother is not in jail. A mother is not in jail, where you have adopted a particular method or you have been born into a particular method. So for the rest of your life you carry
you carry the chains of that method around your legs and around your arms. You might never ever go anywhere else I must have is not a dean, a mother is a method to practice your deen there are various different methods. So, one person adopts one method and other person lapsim another method, it is a convenience to reach Allah tala, but it's not a jail that should keep him in jail. So when the need arises, when a person's mother goes in a particular direction where his particular circumstances are such that it becomes extremely difficult for him, it becomes extremely difficult for him does it mean now he must be the difficulty no matter what. That's not our Sharia works in
the case of difficulty by all means open the door and make use of the other tradition the other school of thought that exists somewhere else because Allah tala did not create difficulty in this region, Masha Allah, Allah comfy Dean, even harsh, undue difficulty is not part of this religion, a certain amount of difficulty must be carried a certain amount of difficulty waking up that early in the morning is a difficulty fasting in Ramadan, from morning up to up to sunset, that's a difficulty that's the kind of difficulty we must carry, giving to an office in the way that we've worked hard for that's the type of difficulty that we are bound to carry because it is through that difficulty
that we please allowed Allah but undue difficulty, undue difficulty where it becomes so hard that you have nothing to eat, but how long do you have nothing to drink? But heroin think in that case a lot of us is that difficulty is not you're not required to stay away from that. In that case, by all means from a family of about
money. There is no harm upon you if the situation is difficult. So you're gonna Omar even Abdul Aziz was a first grade mujaddid of this oma first grade reviver. He knew of this oma every in every century, what will take place there is a concept of the which they call atrophy. atrophy means a thing starts deteriorating. It starts falling apart a little bit of the size of it, but every century will be such that someone will come and renew what what had fallen away someone will come in renew that makeup what had fallen away. The first great majority of this woman was Satan Omar even Abdelaziz
law the law honcho
in his time now he lives in the times, Darby Sahaba. Delano, most of them have passed away already. He lives in a time when he can see look, there's a point, the Sahaba said this and that's a hobby he said that he could have thrown up his hands in desperation and said that, why did this happen? Oh, just give us one simple line. Why didn't it didn't they simply give us Quran and Sunnah? Why must we hear that? Abdullah Omar says this, and Abdullah says this, why all of these differences, but they were not as simple minded as we are. Sometimes they were not as simple minded as we are. They understood things in the reality. He says La Jolla so Rooney Olam, haba, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi
wa sallam, I would not have liked that the Sahaba of the alarm on one point of view nothing more than one because when there's more than one point of view, then there is leeway. If someone finds himself in difficulty, then he can avail himself of the other. That is that what is meant when we say that they feel
that the difference of opinion this woman is Rama is often quoted as a hadith is not properly a hadith. It's a saying that the love of the llama but in this sense here in the sense that when things get difficult here, then you can always go next door. When you don't have sugar today you don't have soul to put in the food borrowing from the neighbors next door. In that sense, your exits are blocked here. There is no other way of going forward here. It is it's a case of necessity or need, borrow it from someone else and life goes on. We often have this case, I wish people would have gone on hygiene, hombre know all about it. When you any harm and you made that enemy making it
on top of it. That means whether whether you harm another shoulder, so this arm is entirely open your feet you're wearing sandals, you can't wear shoes, part of your shins.
expose, your hands are exposed or armies exposed and men and women mixing in the power. So as you're walking, someone from the back comes and pushes you out of the way and you look there's a woman, she has touched your arm, Chevy Malibu brakes at that moment in time. My father has told me a story and he says it once he went and he's a sharpie as well.
And he went and hygine decided today is going to make it off properly according to the month of nothing else. Whenever he tried before, somewhere in between the breaks, they said today is going to do it completely according to the math hub and he goes 123 by the sixth hour Samantha comes by touches in Managua Makoto please
now when you are 20 years old and 30 years old is easy to go down make will do come back when you are 60 and 70 years old or in the cloud is very thick and what must we do now poor person must now go out make or do come back start another one all over South another all at some point someone's gonna do something else again is what no such difficulty becomes too much to bear. Our A long time ago already have given this fatwa in cases like this, there is a need practice upon the mother of a man Juanito says that the widow doesn't break practice upon multiple women mama Mariko says it only breaks if there was desire shanwa involved if no such a team involved, then by all means go on. So,
when the need calls for it, then by all means, make use of the other mother which exists within the Hanafi mother we have this situation that judiciary or marriage cannot be broken. Once a woman is married to a man is almost like
till death do us part. Sometimes we know that marriages goes our marriage goes sour, and for that a lot of that has a solution. If it goes on within dementia, tala give the talk. And if he doesn't want to give the thought of the wife offers him something in exchange for Easter Bunny hula takes place. But we do find cases where men are so evil, that he doesn't want to divorce the wife but he doesn't want to treat a puppy as properly as a wife ought to be treated either. So he does what to her he is making room upon his oppressing her. In such a case, what happens now the Hanafi madhhab as a bit of a problem because they don't have that particular structure in place. But you cannot
allow a woman to be oppressed either. You can't allow? No You must stay under the depressing husband just turn a blind eye we're not concerned. No Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam on his deathbed was concerned about what about how we treat these female slaves of Allah tala? How are we going to treat them, he was concerned because you know, we as men, we have the tendency to be high hand that we have the tendency to be loads and masses in our home. And sometimes we lack the sensitivity to treat them in the way that our pseudo lasala Lord has taught us how to treat them. He said what the best amongst you are those who are best to their wives. So when that happens in some parts of the world,
when it comes to religion, then that woman who has no other options, they were cases where a woman then would resort to the ultimate crime. Just to get out of a bad marriage. The ultimate crime is what to denial altana turn mocha become a Christian, that's the only way that you can get your marriage dissolved. Because they're not Muslim any longer, the marriage doesn't exist any longer. Should we go up to such an extent, not necessary, simply borrow the concept of an ailing a marriage from the Maliki Mother boneta mother and life goes on again. So the mother would borrow from one another because mothers are not jails, both to keep us in. It is a system both to do two things for
us to allow us to practice a lot less law with it to learn a lot less law with ease, and to practice it with ease and to and to to reach a level of a by another point which I did not mention earlier, which we should mention now. It is also something which allows us not to follow our desires wherever we require. We want to if you follow a particular system than what the system says that's what you follow.
You don't sit there and say, Okay, I've got a problem. Let's see who's got the easiest solution for me. Go here, go they go. They go to a shopping or photo shopping. And when you find the easiest, that's the one that you will do, as on a regular ongoing basis. That's what Mother Mother, that's not what motherhood we're both for motherhood weren't created to be jails. But neither one both to be supermarkets. Either way you come and you take this one is too expensive. We'll go next door you won't burn for that particular purpose is there is a certain amount of leeway in which traffic can occur between these modalities in which the walls between the modality are not hard and fast walls
are porous walls in which traffic can flow when the correct circumstances exists. And other circumstances under which you can exist is the one that we will come to next. And that is at my variable never intended to smother scholarship in Islam. There are always going to be people of great learning in his own mind. Sometimes there will be cases where a person is not very learned. He is not properly educated scholar.
He hasn't spent 10 years studying Islam, but he comes across something he reads in books and this is the age of the explosion of knowledge. There's a lot of knowledge around once upon a time people could barely read and write
The common people asleep could barely read and write, when they could barely read and write, it's obvious that they're not gonna have access to the books of economics of Hadith and all of these other things. Now, this age in which we live, today, there's a lot of knowledge around, there might be a lot of knowledge around, but sometimes there is a lack of insight, a lack of understanding, understanding. All of this might be missing. But there is one thing which I believe that almost in shape, and that is the desire to live in line with the tsunami masala sallallahu wasallam. When we think Who are we following we falling also the last Allah He was an alum, when we act according to
him as well is not going to actually call the mother the mother is a means whereby we act upon the Sunnah of Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam. So he's going to be inevitable that either a scholar or non scholar will come across something in the Hadith is, and this happened primarily in this age in which we live now, it had happened to a certain degree once upon a time, but it had happened once upon a time, it happens more today than what had happened before. Because of the axes that we have.
So a scholar, let's first go for the scholar, a learner scholar of the of a particular method comes across a delille, a proof a text, either is from the Quran, or the hadith of Rasulullah, sallAllahu wasallam. Now, when he looks at the fit that he has learned all along, he finds man, I am saying that Rasulullah sallallahu. So let me saying this, but my mother says something else. This problem is it does occur. It comes about all the time. So how do we deal with it? There are two ways to deal with it. One is you say Close your eyes, don't
bother about what you have seen, simply follow what you've always been taught. For some people that works. For some people that works and they have no, the conscience is in trouble. Thereafter, they feel confident that I'm acting upon the opinion of a great learning scholar, he must have had a great amount of knowledge to talk with us in this particular way. I might have seen that Howdy, I might have understood it in a particular way. But my understanding and his understanding two different things I can speak to him. The other extreme is don't bother what you have learned. Take what you have learned, throw it away, follow the hobbies. There is merit in the intention. But there
is a lack of merit in the execution, the method in which that intention is carried out. Because if that door should be open, that whenever you find something, whenever you find something that's not according to which you have learned, it is going to throw away the tradition and do your own little thing, then chaos will ensue. We don't do it in medicine. When we do it's a matter of medicine. The doctor prescribed something for us. We don't say well, Doctor, that's not how my mother taught me. I will do it this particular way. My mother said something else, because it's something else. We don't do that when it comes to our health. So something much more important than our health our human,
something much more important. We don't do it there either. The Shafi Meadow specifically describes another route shafia mother prescribes In other words, the Shafi mother goes as follows. You come across a hadith the Hadith goes against Yama, what should you do with it? Should you just deny the Hadith, you know, the Shafi mehtab amongst the various muda he has a certain element within it, which says that there should be constant connection,
constant close connection and adaptation of of this fitness habitational not the right word, but this fit must be kept in close contact with the sooner Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, to the extent that if a person comes across a Hadith, and he finds it in contrast with his mother, they won't say just leave the mother and go to the Hadith. Now he has to go through a number of steps, he must first try and investigate when your malherbe apparently went against the Hadith, why did it go against the Hadith? This is the point where many have failed, or many have failed. And they took a general approach whenever not only whenever I come across somebody, I'll throw in another one follow
the Howdy. They say I throw away the muscle completely not even when it goes into it. I'm not even following any particular man's have. My mother is the Quran and the Hadith. Well, everyone's mother is the Quran and the Hadith. No one knows the most I don't follow the Quran and the Hadith. But it's just a different level of understanding that we are speaking of here. In any event, when you come across that that kind of situation, there's no reason for losing confidence in the entire tradition, what you should do, you could you were intelligent enough and you had enough access Mashallah to learn about the body. Now learn about the reason why the man who apparently goes against Saudi, you
might just discover that that Hadith, which you've read now, has become abrogated by another Hadith, you might find that that Hadi has become particularized, not by any particular human but by Rasulullah sallallahu. himself. In another study, you might find that the meaning that you assign to the Hadith is not the meaning which real scholars assigned to the hobby. If you come across any of those particular points, then you should be you should then be persuaded that your earlier perception of difference between other than Hadith is not correct, that the real experts have come to a different conclusion. That's not where it stops. Now the Muslim goes on the web. Now via Rahim,
Allah says, if you haven't been satisfied by that these possible
The mother is very lenient in this regard. And he says, If you still haven't been satisfied by that year, the answer, you're the explanation 90% of the cases if not 95, if not 99 you will be satisfied in life goes on, and you have no further problem. But in that one or 2% of cases where it still hasn't satisfied you, then what you must do is, you must see that ad that you found there is there are other mistakes among the practices, one that Hadees is the Imam Malik Abu hanifa Imam Ahmed practice upon the Hadith. If you find these another great which they demand, then practice the Hardys by all means, because you won't be following your own understanding, you will be falling the
understanding of a qualified person, you are not a qualified person, as long as your practice falls on the scholarship of a qualified person, and your desire is I want to act in light with in line with Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam, you must do so in light of qualified scholarship, this is one of the instances in which you will be allowed now to set your mother aside and follow the Hadees but not on your understanding, because he is going to be your understanding, chaos will ensue, as long as it falls under the he had under the qualified scholarship of a qualified scholar, then by all means, your desire to live along with it. So navasota Allah sallallahu wasallam is respected and
then you do so in that particular spirit. What one must guard against in cases such as this, what one has guard against is the the curse of arrogance, the curse of arrogance at that moment, you know, knowledge is a safe harbor law. And the safe out of a lot are interconnected. And knowledge its closest connection is with a safe Kibriya the civil of what Allah tala has
the cupboard arrogance, pride, that civil pride belongs to Allah alone. No one has a right to be proud, only allies that right while only Kibriya.
pride in heavens and earth belongs only to Allah, Allah arrogates all sorts of arrogance to himself only no one can have arrogance about him. But at Meza Siva lm is one of the quality of a lot Allah attributes of Allah Allah is connected to the city of Cambria. So whenever a person's knowledge increases, then some of the other the safe of the copper also kind of come along with it pull along with it, the test at that moment is cut the connection between the two cut the connection between the two legs will be increased. But let not the the key will be dragged along with it. So what happens one of the problems of the times in which we live is that every person who comes across a
hadith and finds that his mother is slightly out of line with it, he doesn't see it right. Okay, by all means go and practice the Hadith fine. But does that mean we should then turn back and start speaking of those greater image on one point, on one point out of hundreds of 1000s of points, this very inaccurate individual has found that oh, I am cleverer than him I'm so and so. On the basis of that he goes on to curse notices when the man he goes on to distance himself not just from this one email, but from the entire tradition that exists of over 1000 years. The arrogance of inside knows no end. There is space in this area of hours to live according to what you're delivering to the
the man who said is not a jail. So when the need is there, by all means borrow from next door when your need is represented by this particular factor which factor there is the hobby but here's my math I find it difficult to practice a condom. If I know that the hobbyist says that then when the conditions have sketchy, definitely the Sharia respects that desire to deliver content. What it does not respect is the arrogance that goes along with it. Such arrogance was understand at that moment. shaytaan will be there shaytan will be there to whisper into your ear that brother You are very intelligent Brother, you are very great. Throw away all this 100 1000s of years this is the cause of
the decline of Yama, throw it away start on your own because you know better than anyone else. If that is a spirit in which you want to live according to the sooner than that is not the sunlight or the Sunnah of Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam is founded upon humanity. The sunnah of Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is founded upon a recognition of my own weakness, my own inability. That's the reality of this universe, Allah sallallahu alayhi salam. So in this day and age, the concept of a month has become misunderstood from various different sides. One side understand is to mean it's a hard and fast jail which you can never depart from no matter what another one understand
is to say it is that no go area you must never even go there. It is antithetical to the Quran and the Sunnah. It is against the Quran and the Sunnah. Neither is that extreme right? noisia the extreme right? It is that convenience, I must have is that convenience that Allah has created in this oma through the Obama, Obama through the he had the juristic efforts to make it easy for everyone to fulfill His purpose in life, which is to live according to a law Sharia and thereby gaining pleasure.
It is not a jail. It is not an element of discrimination and it was never intended to smother the idea that I want to live a condo. So navasota Allah sallallahu wasallam These are my few words to you. I end this note a hold Cody Huddleston, federal law