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Legacy of the Shafi Madhhab by Mufti Taha Karaan, South Africa
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Whilst Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam was alive, there was a group of Sahaba who used to act in the capacity of Mufti or fatwa givers to others, in recognition of the fact that not everyone is equally equipped to ascertain the laws of Allah Donna.
For those who know they can extract directly for those who do not a lot Allah says first Aloo Allah Vickery in kuntum, la talamona if you do not know, then ask the men of remembrance, they would know a lot of the speaks Furthermore, about this particular interaction, this dynamic within Muslim communities, and he says fanola farming Khalifa kutiman home, Eva, Leah de COVID de niro como home either Raja Oh, La, La La mia, from within every community they have to be some whole dedicate themselves to the task of gaining understanding of Deen so that they can then be in a position to convey to others to those who could not. We find the example of Satan a Harley Davidson worried the
soul of Allah. Someone comes to him and asks him for a fatwa. He says, I've spent my entire life in jihad. I do not know I do not have sufficient knowledge about matters of faith and matters of Sharia. Go to Abdullah ibn Masood, he is a 40 he will be able to answer you. So certain Sahaba specialized as it were, in certain areas, those that had the capacity that had the adequate amount of training beneath Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam within the special time of the of the hula to the various centers to guide people in the case of Satan to lighten the load. For examples in the aloneness nzme the city of Kufa he should act as the hottie and the Mufti of the people, their
various different Sahaba fulfill this role. So the unlocking the unlocking, of the Sharia, the explication of the Sharia, as it were, is left to the
to the domain of the experts. And in this manner, Sharia unfolds as Islam spreads over a greater portion of the earth. New exigencies arise new situations arise to which answers are required, those equipped with the necessary amount of knowledge they perform what we call HDR, they extend the rest of their intellectual efforts to arrive at what is the law of Allah tala. In this manner, what is developing is developing it is developing is the human attempt to ascertain what the Sharia says on a particular matter. So, in any particular is exigency arises. Humans are fallible humans, but experts in their particular field, they do not have to be prophets in order to have to be
infallible, they have to be however equipped with the necessary expertise, they will apply the intellectual faculties to the meta and arrive at a particular answer and thereby
is developing. Eventually, there came a time when the regional schools have developed initially there was no school as such, it was just an individual as a hobby setting in the masjid people would come and asking questions about what does a lot of us say on this point, what does Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam say should do here? What should I do there? And at that point, it was impossible to have a particular school it only had started to develop, but with the passage of 100 years or so, when certain regional tendencies came into existence, it could be noticed that the olema the fuqaha of a particular region, they adopt certain general tendencies and in a different region. they adopt
certain general tendencies as well. And in this manner certain regional schools develop in Hijaz makan Medina, you find for Casa teen gay and they have a certain set of principles, they have a certain manner of going about extracting a lot more from the Quran, and the Sunnah of Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam. They have a certain concept of what the son of azula Salalah Salamis, in Iraq, on the other hand, is a different group. And they have a slightly different approach. All of their approaches date back to the time of the law on home, because it was amongst us a habit of the low on whom already that these different tendencies started developing in embryonic form in a time of
Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam himself. There was a day when he declared that everyone should go to Nicaragua. Now your son Leonardo como la in La ceiba. Everyone must go and perform the hustle sala de Nicaragua, on the way there the time fossilize. One group of Sahaba says, What Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam meant was literally we should arrive at the nucleus and then make our Salah the another group says no, that's not what he meant. What he meant was, we should make haste so that by the time our soul comes in, we should be there already. But we, we did not quite manage it in time. The time foster is now let's make it now. Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam arrives afterwards, and
here's the situation. Some had interpreted his words in a particular way and acted. Others interpreted his words in a different way and acted, and he did not condemn either of the two opinions. Each party had acquitted himself as best as possible in understanding his words. Each party had done the best to understand what does he actually mean thereby, what does masala mean? And each
Party was honest and each party did his best. Therefore he did not reprimand either the one party or the other party. So the potential for differences of opinion arising most certainly exists. In fact, a lot Allah in the Quran uses certain words that have ambiguous meanings within themselves. A lot Allah says, Walmart en la casa de trabajo de unforseen a thalassa taco woman who have been divorced divorces should wait three periods, the word Kuru could either mean clean periods, or they could mean periods of menses, it could mean this it could mean that some Sahaba interpreted the one way some interpret it the other way. If a lot of had wanted, you would have used a word that is clear
and unambiguous. But the fact of the matter is that a lot of Allah use the word with ambiguous meanings, I believe that is for a purpose. That purpose is the following. That is the law will most certainly difference of opinion will most certainly arise in societies. It is one of the greatest tests upon the soma to see how will they respond to differences of opinion? Well, differences of opinion become the basis of slander, the basis of fighting the basis of internal fratricide, or the difference of opinion become a cause to recognize one another, to respect one another. This one of the greatest tests that this woman has been encumbered with a lot Allah made it such if the love
will arise. When OSHA rabuka the Jelena sama and wahida had Allah wanted, he would have made one nation without any differences. When I can lie as Luna most everything, there will always be differences allow us to see how we react in cases of those differences. These two regional schools that developed each one with its own regional preferences, and then in the year 150, after the hegira they was born Mohammed even Idris, a Shafi Imam Shafi Rama de la la hails from a family of banal, Tawny
cousins to Banu Hashim, a tribe of Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam. And also de la Salatu. Salam used to say about them that Banu Hashim Talib Shea on wide, these two, they were actually four different
four brothers one was called abductions one was called nofal. One was called Elmo, and one was called Hashem. All these four two stuck together in Java EE as well as in Islam, and the other two, when Islam came along they went the other direction. Therefore Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam said, When Ohashi banal mockery, these are one thing that always stood together. That was a tribe of women Shabbir Ali, he was born in the beleaguered city of Hosea. That same hustle which is today has become the scene of the onslaught of the hood against the world of Islam, where he was born in the year 150. After after the after two years, his mother took him back to the city of Makkah, which is
his ancestral home. In maka, maka belongs to the area of the ages, and he naturally will study according to the the the method of the ages is first in MCI studied under people like Muslim even Holly the zenji, they are often the Sofia live Marina. Then he goes to the other center of ridges, that is Madina munawwara with a great Imam of the time azima Maliki bananas. From these teachers he gathered the name of the agencies, there are some of the Sahaba features of the terbinafine jars, and he became an independent scholar in his own right. However, unlike all the other Imams, the other amounts of America lived in Medina barely ever lived the city of Medina only for Hajj, and he
would come back to Medina reason being that he wants to die in the city of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam
other inmates would remain within their particular cities rarely travel out for Hajj for over an hour and then but they would remain restricted to their geographical areas. Even shaffir Yamamoto lyerly was somewhat different. He, after studying in his local city, Makkah, he goes to Medina. And his thirst for knowledge still hasn't been extinguished. He goes further, he goes to Baghdad, in Baghdad, he meets the students of imaam, Abu hanifa, Natalya Lee, and now he learns the thick of the other tradition, the field of the other tradition. And he, he initially arrives in his house, and at that time, there was a, there was a lot of tension between the two schools, two rival schools, that
school has a particular approach. The other school has a particular approach. And this tension between the two, he arrives on the scene as defender of his own tradition, which means he's going to enter into polemics and debate with people of the other tradition, but being the same mind and individual that he was, he saw that in my opponent, there's a lot of good as well, in the School of the opposition of the of the Iraqis, Imam, Abu hanifah Rahmatullah Allah and his student. The coup funds, the Iraqis, there is a lot of good and a lot of advantages. Things are seeking that school as well. So he considers himself he considers his own particular position. He has found a lot of
things. A lot of things have good within the old school of images, but similarly there's a lot of good here as well. He did not side with any of the two ancestrally comes from the edges, but now he has discovered others have something good as well. So he goes on for the
For years of his life in the year 199, in the year 199, he leaves a lot and he goes to Egypt. He spends the last four years of his life from the year 200. To the year 204. He spends those last four years of his life
in Egypt, and they, he synthesizes the two existing schools, the school of ages and the School of Law, whatever is good in either one, he takes what goes from there, he takes what's good from the other, and he synthesizes and merges it into a new school, which becomes what we know today as the chaverim hub. There are a number of characteristics within this Madhava Yamcha Viva La la, that it would be good for us to take note of a number of things, the first of which is whatever he did, in studying the field of view, one school studying the field of the other school thereafter synthesizing them together. Whatever he did was done purely for the sake of a lot of another
purpose. It was asked afterwards of someone see there are two great older my existing at the same time, there is Mohammed Ebenezer Sharpie. And there was another person called II II, II.
II and Sharpies name has spread far and wide cover the entire Muslim world. On the other hand, no one even remembers was Yeah, even Oxfam, why is that so? Why is one men status raised so high, and the other man, his name is lost to history? No one knows. So the answer was given that perhaps that is an account of what even Shafi Rahmatullah used to say. In terms of his Nia, he used to say that was it to anana Sahaja, Lyle Manny, from Milan, Cebu, nyla Johar for me. No, I wish that people could learn this knowledge from me. But no one should describe a single letter of it to me, I don't want the credit. It is said that there's no limit to what a man can achieve. If he doesn't care who
gets a credit. That was the essence of em Chavez efforts, the work needs to be done the differences of opinion that is they need to be synthesized into a new school in which that contains what is good on either side. But the credit doesn't matter who gets the credit because it's something done purely for the sake of Allah Allah for the perpetuation of the Sharia of Allah tala for the perpetuation of the Quran for the perpetuation of the sunova sola, sola Molly's alum who gets the credit is immaterial. So the first and most important point, that earmarked that characterize the FSM Shafi Rahmatullah Ali was he sincerely worried to
people should learn, but I do not want the credit for Milan saguna la hora firmino. The second point, the second point in his method was that of synthesis. And I've already explained what this particular synthesis was taking was good on either side, not considering the fact that look, I come from over there, therefore, I'm going to stick with what I have learned from my teachers alone and no one else, recognition of the fact that there's a lot of good, there's a lot of hype, there's a lot of goodness in the opponent as well recognize it and acknowledge it, and then synthesize it together with what what you have to offer. You always have to rely on he was also responsible for
a definition of the Sunnah of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and arguing vehemently in support of what the supremacy of Hadith as the prime source of the Sunnah of Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam. Now there were certain regional differences between people, some in Hijazi Malik and his students and his school used to believe that the Sunnah is not restricted to Hadith alone. Let's just explain something what is the sun, the sun is what Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam said, what he did what was done in his presence, and he actually has three, that is this one, it doesn't have a particular form, it doesn't have a particular body. It's just something that was done once upon a
time. But the record of that sooner, once that sooner is recorded into a tradition into a a saying that someone transmits to another what is born in that way. Hadeeth is born Hadid is the vehicle through which the sun is transmitted to later generations. That's the relationship between the two. The Maliki's the Hejaz is had a wider concept of the sooner they had the concept of the sooner that also includes the Hamill the general practice of a community, the practice of the community and specifically the Maliki say, the people of Medina what they do is on par If not a time superior to a to a individually transmitted report to a Hadith, Masha Allah, Allah looks at that idea, and he
notices this Melton this particular idea. There is merit in the idea but there are a number of disadvantages within it as well. Because there are times when the Amal origin it's not what Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, but what governors or whoever who came afterwards, in which case it does not carry the same weight. So on account of the fact that there are certain loose areas with enamel he elevates the role of Hadith over that of ama, on account of his his efforts had eventually came to be
documented in the six major books of Hadith which we have Buhari Muslim Abu Dhabi 10 million si and nomada. That was a development initially that could happen
Usually be traced back to the efforts of young Shafi mountain lion he then put in this
very strict adherence to the Sunnah, a very strict adherence to the Sunnah of Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam. After defining it, After defining it, he said certain parameters, not a hadith cannot just be happy, it's because someone says Kala Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, they must be very clear, very clear parameters and guidelines that sets out what when the Hadith is authentic, when it is not authentic in his book, that is Allah, He argues very, very clearly in favor of a systematic approach to Hades methodology in terms of each hidey hole now, it will now become possible to separate a an authentic idea from an authentic one. What he does also a major contribution to the history of the
development of law in Islam, is that every fucking every mystery every Imam that had existed from the time of this habit of the low on him up to his own time, each one had a method. Each one had a methodology of how he goes about thinking a system in which he extracts from the Quran and extract from the Sunnah. But all of them were systems were within their minds, that system had not been documented, it had not been set out in clear detail, so as to ensure it's the possibility of it being taught to others transmitted and in that manner, be kept alive image of those to that particular task as well. That methodology called the soul or soul, or soul, it was for the first
time systematically and comprehensively set out by VM Shafi, rato, Larry. So there was sincerity in his efforts, there was some emphasis within his efforts, taking what appears to be different than synthesizing him, synthesizing them into a new hole. There was also system he brought about any systematize what was up to that moment undocumented, and unsystematic and a great service to the sooner in defining setting parameters to the heartbeat and thereafter, adherence to that particular Hadith. A lot of that blesses efforts greatly blessed his efforts. within less than 100 years after his death, his mother spread from east to west. After him several generations, several generations
of several generations of scholars the great achievement of these ima Imam Shafi Imam Malik Imam, Abu hanifa, Imam, Ahmed Mohammed, Ali him, the great achievement was the manner in which they succeeded in inspiring not just one generation, but continuously, on an incessant basis, inspiring the next generation to take it further. And in the preservation of the of this deal of ours. This has been one of the most potent factors inspiring a next generation to to commit themselves to this task of reserving Dean as a previous generation z. There were several booster Hadean, they were many moms of great stature, a lot Allah had ordained only for four of them to have perpetuity perpetuity
up to the present day, where they have preserved themselves and perpetuated themselves for over 1000 years and it is still continuing whenever any child learns the fit according to the main hub of who hanifa Imam Malik or even shafia Yo mama even humble whenever an Imam or Medallia Saliba teaches the field according to a particular man, that inspiration is continuing that inspiration that was started with these imams which they in turn inspired. They were they drew the inspiration from who for masala sallallahu wasallam himself that inspiration continues the mother hip in the manner that the mother had self replicating in the mother in the manner that the mother self perpetuate what
lives on is allowed on us put on what lives on either side of us Rasul Allah is a lamb. It is through these schools that Deen is preserved. After Imam Shafi Ramadan Lai Ali, he's, the Foucault have his mother split over various portions of the earth. Two major schools were established one in in the city of Baghdad in Iraq. Another in the city of Morocco and the city of Misha pour in Horus on these two schools continued, transmitting the tradition and developing it further. Because what was once upon a time in embryonic stage had to be developed had to be
detail had to be unpacked, in order to rise to the challenge of society, wherever they might be. So the shamans have produced scholars of the like of who emammal haramain his student Imam Hassan Rahmatullah Ali abou is hyper shirazian, the lockets addition, afterwards people of the caliber of Yama, Rafi mm nawawi up to that point in time, the must have had spread far and wide, it had also produces the kind of scholars who devoted their entire lives to it, and systematize it in line with with the basic principles laid down by them shall be allowed to lie only according to the Quran, according to
the method existed in Iraq, there must have existed in Harare, the two major areas, but then came a major development in the world of Islam. That development was the question
First great setback, the first a political setback that Muslims suffered. Out of the heart of Central Asia came the Mongols, and they destroyed everything in front of them. They destroyed whatever they came across cities, entire cities were put to the sword. blood flowed in every city that they came across. And that vibrant School of fitness it was found in those regions of Persia. For our son specifically, those attrition came to an end, scholars had to flee from there people had to flee from the and they fled westwards. Now the malherbe was concentrated in Syria, and in Egypt, because it was from those two countries that Islam would be preserved. The Mongols had overrun just
about everything else. Everything was taken, Baghdad itself was sacked. The halifa himself was was killed in Baghdad, the population was put to the sword, only one region so held out Syria also when the only reason that held out was that of Egypt under the Mamelukes. And then the Titan, the Titan when the Battle of angel loot was won by saifuddien photos and avahi beavers and the Mongols were defeated for the first time and then set in a period of great flourishing for this particular month of the Shafi mother. During the time of Salahuddin you will be using the time they're also the other you'll be rulers, and they after the mum Luke rulers enjoy the period of great prosperity and great
Eventually time will come when a new power would rise. And those are the Ottomans the Ottomans game, and the man who was different, they must have them official map of the Ottoman Empire was the hanafy mother. So the mother the Shafi mother became Eclipse To a certain extent, when it became Eclipse in those particular regions, then a lot of that so are they in that from Yemen, from that area called Hydra, most
people would emerge out of that particular area and spread all spread Islam specifically, and spread the Sharpie Imam hub, by extension, all around the rim of the Indian Ocean. The rim of the Indian Ocean is what the east coast of Africa, from Somalia, all the way down to Mozambique and Zanzibar, that's the eastern the Western world of the Indian Ocean. And then the south coast of India, Malabar, Kerala, Madras, those particular areas, Islam was led to there as well, at the hands of who these traders, these llama, these are SRA from the family of Rasulullah sallallahu, Alayhi, wasallam, who went far and wide for the purposes of what ostensibly for the purpose of of business,
ostensibly for for commercial purposes, but they carried with them a message they carried with them a mission. What that what was that mission to spread the light of Islam, and the mother, which they had what they must share the message, they were Sharpies they had been Sharpies for, for hundreds of years before that, and from the family of Rasulullah, sallallahu alayhi wasallam descendants has settled in that particular area, kept the flag kept the the flame of Islam burning, kept the flag of the Sharpie mother up high, and then took it to all of these regions. They took it to these regions and eventually they reach also Southeast Asia, which was only beginning to be some eyes at the time.
And who was it they speak about the valley songo, the nine valleys that came to,
to what is today known as Indonesia, in southeast Southeast Asia, they penetrated the land, the largest Muslim country in the world in terms of population up to the present day is Indonesia. Indonesia was one to the cause of Islam. Without a single soul they were being raised. No, no armies when they no swords were these and people forced to convert to Islam. All that happened was Ola traders, Ashraf's seized from the family of Allah sallallahu Sallam when they settle they established businesses and people could see what kind of people these are. And today we have what we have hundreds of millions of Muslims a particular region without the raising of a finger without the
raising of us all. Those regions within converted to Islam, and they became the heartland of the Shafi mother for a while as well. But this also occurred at a time
when the son of Islam was bound to take a bit of a dip on the horizon had appeared. The colonialists for a long time, Islam was a dominant power in the earth. It was situated at the juncture between East and West right in what we call the Middle East. Anyone who wants to trade with the Far East has to go through the Middle East. But then something important happened. Something important that happened was that Islam was driven out of Spain. But the knowledge that they are left behind was then used by plans envy, the navigate and others to find the route an alternative route to the east. They want to go to the east not simply to trade but to colonize as well. They cannot do it through
the Middle East. So they look for another route. And that other route came to be what they call the Cape of Good Hope. They sailed around the Cape of Good Hope to them. It was good hope to Islam, it was not good hope, because that signaled that signal, the fall of price of Islam from the place of primacy. Very soon you found Vasco de Gama sales around the cape. Fine
The route to India.
What many do not know is that Vasco de Gama was a brutal murderer. he sails as he sailed from the east coast of Africa for millennia. As he sails towards India. he encounters a ship of a judge returning from Makkah. And what does he do? He sets the ship on fire, and moves away to a distance and watch all of those for judge burning today. Watches they burn to death. These were the colonialists. His son came after him. He was his son was called Christopher, his son comes after him, and he travels along the same route. He eventually lands in the area that we call today, Somalia, in Somalia. At that time, there was a great Jihad going on between the Somalis and
Ethiopians. And there was a great leader in Somalia at the time called Eva mama gang. gang was leading the jihad against the Europeans, Ethiopians were Christians of the Coptic branch of Christianity, Ethiopian coptics. And Christopher de Gama, decides to join forces with them. He decides to join forces with him against him. Armageddon captures him and beheads him for getting involved in a conflict. That was not his. But anyway, these Spanish and Portuguese explorers, they were still fired with the same zeal with which that driven Islam out of Spain with which hundreds of 1000s of Muslims were either committed to the fires of the Inquisition, or were forced into covering
up that these were the people who had found the route around the cape, and then they colonized our lands, and the first group to stand up against them with the old Lama. The Dalai Lama was the first to stand up and give resistance. There was a young man born in Sumatra.
He went off from his own land, and he went to Makkah and Medina de he went to go and study. He studied for many years, and he came back with an even given to him by his teacher. He came back to a land however, that was starting to be colonized. He said, what has to happen in a case such as this, Jihad has to be performed against these people. He came back together with him there was another one, two of these students, they will starve they shaved in Madina munawwara was a person called Ibrahim, even Hassan and karate, they come back from the mother Asahi Brian Kirby to their own land and they find the land is being colonized by these people who are playing Muslims up one against the
other, support one king against the other, divide them and then rule them. This young man stands up and picks up the the standard of jihad and starts his jihad against the Dutch who have colonized his land. He is captured after a long battle, after which he had to flee from place to place. He's eventually given assurance that no surrender, nothing will be done to you. He did surrender. Something was done to him. He was exiled from his land. He's a misuse of a third party, Alma kasuri. She also is an exile for almost 10 years to the island of Sri Lanka, Ceylon in those days, where he wrote many of his books while imprisoned in Ceylon, he wrote many of his books, but it was still too
close to home, it was still too close to home. So the Dutch after you become aware of efforts to release your use of from Sri Lanka, they decide that this man must be sent to a place that's a bit further than this to the end of the veritable end of the earth, where no one will ever be able to get him again. And where did they send him to? They send into the place that was considered back then, in the 17th century, the Guantanamo Bay back then, that was the Cape of Good Hope no one will ever be able to get to him there. And in 1699, he arrives with a group of his followers in a ship called the football at the Cape. Not only is he brought the he is not kept at the Cape itself
because of the fear that he might influence other political exiles. So he sent 45 kilometers outside of Cape Town to the farm of Dominic Pietro skeldon. called sunflower back then, to keep him as far as possible away from the community as far as possible, that he could not have any kind of influence over them. He arrives in the 1694 he only stays on these shores for five years. In 1699 he passes away he was a great shape of alien he was a great shape of the soul of Mr. Abdullah live near Halloween had the the author of the people have died that's well known to all of us. He makes use of in a ton of ties. He mentions in his nefarious Alia, film Messiah Sophia. He mentions a certain book
being read to me. Mm hmm. That was blind. He could not read books on his own. So he had someone he claimed she was the one who read a certain book of even Arabi to him. He mentioned him in it says Raja Lin minjerribah is no use of wahoo amin as hobby now that was in use of himself. He had made all of these great olema has reached the highest levels of Kosovo and valaria. This man was imprisoned into a land such as this. When we look at it back then, imagine what would what would the people have thought our leaders are being taken in chains, our olema our Salah hain, our Olia they are being taken in chains and transformed into a land where no one would ever be able to have any
access to the monster ever to die in a strange land without friends without his family around him. But a lot of had something else in mind. Whatever they blend my Corolla, Corolla, a lot.
I'd also plan from the seeds planted by sheer use of and within that seed among the seed was the fact that he brought this particular method to these lands here, from the seeds planted by the use of these today a community in this country that has given the services to the country that it has given will continue giving it and will continue holding aloft the standard of Islam, the standard of the Dharma, Mohammed Salah Allah is the standard that says La ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasul Allah, from who from an exile from a person who was brought in chains, a person who had to die in a strange land he brought with him his mother he brought with him his Deen is brought to the Mr. Saba, he
brought with him his fate, which does not happen to Michele Ali, and those particular practices which He instituted amongst his followers, these were the practices that kept the flame of Islam alive through its darkest days. It was the fall of Allah tala. It was a grace and mercy of Allah tala that in our community here, in the southern tip of Africa, Islam did not die out. It was a time when we had no means we were slaves. We were exiled. We were prisoners kept far away from the cities. But Allah Allah had ordained that within every generation, they shall be men, who will keep the flame of Islam alive. In every generation, they will be men, sometimes very learned lecture use
of himself, sometimes very brave like one guru. Sometimes he learned like Abu Bakr Effendi, sometimes not as learned as they were, but have inherited the tradition and we're committed to the task of preserving it. We couldn't back then our this particular diaspora community, this exile community couldn't afford to send the children overseas to go and learn. What could they do in the slave lodges at night? One goes around teaches other one what some pita kalimera my name euro Muslim, remember, you're a Muslim? This is your Karima This is what the yen is all about. It started as a teaching as imparting of the Colombian slave lodges. Today we have modalities in we Sahil
Buhari and associate of the Quran is being taught the sacrifices of those elders, the sacrifices of those men who must have shed tears of blood for having been exiled from the countries those sacrifices are having their fruits 300 years later, a lot of us plan most certainly comes to fruition.
There came a time when the community had to be molded into a single unit. We know very little about those early days because they weren't there wasn't even the means to record it. The only thing that we have on record is what the East India Company has on its own records.
the graves of us so he was interred there because of a diet there is a dispute over whether his body was taken back to Java, whether it was left here whether his body is here with us or not this spirit that he imparted was has learned and will continue to live inshallah, for as long as there's a community on this these shows which will say la ilaha illAllah. Muhammad Rasul Allah, the legacy of which we speak, it's not just a legacy of a malherbe. It's not just a legacy of making souligner particularly, it's not just the legacy of having any car in particular, or having our popular practices in a particular way. It's the legacies that says we will commit ourselves to the task of
preserving this Deen against all odds. If it so happens that the mum hub which was the cohesive factor for him was a sharpie, madhhab Alhamdulillah. For that it's part of that particular legacy. More importantly, we will preserve this Deen if this mother hub is part of it, then this method will be preserved along with one guru came along another Mujahid another person who had been a prince in his own land. He comes from Fedora and where he has engaged in jihad. The wonderful thing about those particular areas is sheer views of south of the jihad. Jihad did not succeed he was eventually captured. The point was not to succeed. The point was to continue. The Jihad never came to an end.
Syriza might have been exiled he when Sultan bonzo continued with a Jihad thereafter, the Rajasthan Bora continued with jihadi after he was twice exiled to the cape. If he didn't do it, then the prince called people Nicola continued with a Jihad thereafter, if not him, then some other alum or the other. It continued further away for a very, very long time, until the Dutch eventually arrived at a certain strategy. They took a certain orientalist call Christiane snook aurania Colossians, two California to study Islam. He had to study Islam and in order to study Islam, he did something. He pretended to have become a Muslim. He came to Egypt, I lived there for a while, and then some of the
other you found his way to MCI itself. In my case law for a while until he was found out then he had to flee. But anyway, he was living in Makkah, he saw something he saw the soldiers coming from all over the Muslim world. The soldiers come to Makkah, when they go back, they are fired with a zeal of jihad and resistance. And before you know, it's a new Holocaust. Yeah, they started again. So he advised the Dutch government at the time, if you want to stop these fires of opposition, these outbreaks of resistance and resilience of the Muslim community, there's only one way in which you're going to do you are going to have to cast fear into the into the hearts of not the general public of
the troublemakers and who are those troublemakers, llama. These are the ones who are studying the public up against you. And they started on a campaign of wiping out as many of the allameh that are
As many of them they stood up against them, to the extent that eventually all the others were cowed into silence. Only then and this is 200 years to 250 years after the first colonized this particular country of Malaysia Indonesia, only then did they find that peace and stability that they were looking for. And by that time, by that time, colonialism was on his last legs, what would he take them to take the First World War and the second world war for European nations to expand their own abilities, and then to realize that we cannot continue with this particular project colonization any longer, what has to happen, Liberty needs to be given to those countries from the 1940s 1950s 1960s
all these various countries received their independence. In any event, there was at one guru, Imam Abdullah is on call they have the Salaam, he is also captured in Jihad and he is also brought, he's brought to Robben Island, setting on Robben Island exile that he was calling himself an Imam Abdullah Al Muslim for the injustice that had been done to him. But look at the first thing which he does the first thing which he does when he sits down there, he recognizes something, what is there that other people don't have? Yet, there's something important, they don't have a single copy of the most half of the Quran amongst them. And what does he do, he sits down to write a copy of the most
half from memory. Now I had the opportunity to page my way through that was soft on guru which was written in his own hand. And I was astonished at the manner in which the miracle of a loader manifests itself in the preservation of the Quran. A man sitting way on Robben Island, without any help was nothing with him except what he had. He was he had been taught from his teachers what had been stored in his chest, and he writes the entire muscle for memory. You know what, he made a few mistakes here and there, there are a few mistakes anyhow, if he does, indeed, we'll make a few mistakes. The fact is not that he made five or six mistakes, the fact is that everything else he was
right. Everything else was perfectly transmitted here in a few mistakes, because he's a human after all. But in this manner, the recognition comes from this great Imam, that what needs to be done, D needs to be preserved for the need to be preserved. He needs to be preserved. For him to be preserved. We need the Muslims. We don't have printing presses, so let's get pen and paper. And yet it is written, I think all in all three massages. One of those massages, unfortunately was lost a few years ago when a descendant of his went over to Indonesia to contribute to people there. On the way to the airport. He was in such a rush that he ran for the plane and sitting on the plane he
remembered he forgot it in the golf. One was half was lost. The other half was found in in the roof of the old machine in the roof of the old machine when they're doing the innovation there they found the Mossad inshallah soon that one will be printed and everyone can see the efforts of that great man called Imam Abdullah mm copy of the solemn not only that recognition along with it, of the fact that Mustafa alone is not what is required. Thereafter. There are two other things that are going to be required as well. We need a Masjid and madrasa for our children to be taught no longer in the slave lodges where we need to whisper. We need to be open and public about this. We need to be open
that we are Muslim, and the government is going to take cognizance of the fact that we are Muslim. They're going to take cognizance of the effect. So we need that Masjid. And we need something else we need another rasa for the children to come. It is one of the strange coincidences in this history of ours of Islam, that whenever the need came to erect structures for the preservation of the there was a certain sector of this community that stood up and answered that call and who was that the females of our community? When Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam acquired there was Khadija de la and Houthi with him. When he required someone to transmit his knowledge he was I shall be allowing
her with him when an institution was required for the transmission of knowledge. In first in Morocco, there was a woman called Fatima Alfa Maria, who spent her money to set up the first that is the oldest university in the world, not Al Azhar. Azhar was founded somewhat late and it was founded by the fourth dementia, but careening fast which stands up to the present day, that was a lady that rose to that particular challenge. When in Makkah about something like 150 years ago, there was a need for a mother vessel to be established, a woman came forward Begum sola, she was the one who gave the money the mother masala tea continues in macabre the very present day. Often it was the
females in our community. And when one guru required someone to donate land, then sarki from the car came forward, and it was her and that will avert exists up to the present day, the will of that great woman who's like almost the founding Mother of Islam in this country, from the woman folk it came here is the land. Imam Abdullah Tanga you take it in you erect the machine and take it from here onwards, before they had the masjid. This era of Islam had to be established which era was that? The most important manner in which we make our presence known joumana needs to be done. There was no permission to worship publicly. Under the old blackouts of the Dutch East India Company no
permission to worship publicly. Tongue guru says we will defy that and they went to the old area with Aquarius to be Scottish globe these days. They went into that old area and publicly they are the first Joomla forcing everyone to recognize the existence of Islam. Now, Muslims if at that moment in time, they were not all from the same area. They had been brought from a number of
Different areas. Some of them have come from Indonesia. Some of them have come from the coastal areas of India, such as Bengal. Some of them have come from the east coast of Africa. Some of them have come even from the west coast of Africa, from Angola, etc. But the leaders of the community were from there. And the main hub of the leaders of that community was the Sharpie method, others who join that particular community, we know that
India or Bangladesh, for example, chose Bengal back then the method there is HaNavi. But the members of that particular community that were transplanted to the cape, they joined the larger community. The day one guru close his eyes. Leadership document was assumed the mantle of leadership devolve not upon his sons immediately, but upon his closest student, he was called Ahmed fandangle. The Shafi mother became a force that welded the community together, they could have had, for example, you know, okay, fine, someone else or a different mother?
Let's have two different things. At that point, unity was required. That was a founding moment, that was a critical moment. So if if the last differences of opinion that set in that moment, we might well have had a catastrophe that might have led to the extinction of Islam from this particular lens. But the mazahub this one particular method serve as the basis for the unity on on grounds of each on the strength of which the community could march forward. If the love did come in afterwards, if the law did come in cannot be avoided,
cannot be avoided. As I said, it's one of those tests with which a lot of the will afflict this community from time to time. And it needs to be seen how well will they respond to it? Well, when the disc game, I don't think that they acquitted themselves too well. What did happen was something that we feel sometimes we need to lower hitting shame for. Eventually, the time would come when there was large scale immigration from the Indian subcontinent as well. There came a time when the Ottoman Empire started taking an interest in Muslims. At that time, Sultan, Abdul Hameed, of the Ottoman Empire, was desirous of forging unity across the Muslim world, the pan Islamism Abdul Hamid
and he sent an alum from Turkey. And this alum By the way, his name is Abu Bakr Effendi was not 100 he was a shot he is a chord is a chord is a sharpie, but because he was sent by the Ottoman Empire, and because the malherbe of the Ottoman Empire was the Hanafi madhhab, he was sent to teach the Hanafi madhhab here, and then tension came about in this community. Now this is where we need to learn how not to deal with these differences.
You know, in the cape, we have a certain word that we use for Indian shopkeeper. They call them what they call them Barbies.
Now, not today, you speak about the Barbies, Indian shopkeeper. Actually, how did what's the origin of this word? Those who know Bahasa those know Java will know what w means. W means now we'll be learning z.
And the Sharpies at that time, we're calling these Hana views on the subcontinent Barbies, without them knowing tongue in cheek. That was the kind of tension that existed. Today, the bobby calls himself a Barbie, because the word has lost that particular connotation A long time ago, but this was a type of tension which existed within this community. Then Abu Bakr Effendi did something.
He did something he took a very unwise step, he took a step of saying that you cannot eat crayfish and you cannot eat snook. Now you can mess with everything melosa Casali in Canada. And, and that goes the tension. And on account of that the committee didn't quite know how to respond. And they dealt with in the worst possible way, by calling each other names by, you know, attacking one another by going to court often had to go to court testify in court and certain issues, and they were a lot of differences.
The foundation was solid, don't guru at low laid a solid foundation. But at that time, the potential for differences had not yet played itself out except they have not yet quite emerged. When he did eventually come, then the wrong steps were taken. But Alhamdulillah whatever it happened, eventually, Harmony reasserted itself and the community could go forward. Then came a time when the Muslim community found that you know, they started spreading inland, they started spreading to the Eastern Cape. It is often said that the first machine is not the old machine of often guru in the book of indoorsy. But the first must be the machine right and, and there's a very strong historical
case to be made for that. When there was expansion of Islam to the eastern frontier. And a group of Muslims settled there and they ultimately they were never they mean the first thing that Muslims will do, first establish a Masjid then a community will grow around that particular machine, and it's spread inland. Kimberley diamonds were found everyone moves to Kimberley, Johannesburg, gold is found everyone moves to Johannesburg along them would be who the Muslim community as well. The Muslim communities would be there as well. And the malherbe that they brought with them from the cape would be the mother of that they carried along with them. However, immigration from elsewhere
from the subcontinent came into Natal came into Transvaal. And in this manner, we find two mothers coexisting side by side with one another at times of tension, but if treated in the in the proper way, then that tension doesn't necessarily have to exist.
Now came a time when
Muslims started finding the opportunity not just to preserve the deen locally. By the way, Muslims were the ones who contributed in a major way to the in the preservation of their Deen. They contributed to the cultural cultural heritage of South Africa. And I'm not speaking of the clubs and speaking of the first printed books in Afrikaans language weren't involved in Afrikaans. Imagine a man. He some ways from Scheherazade in Kurdistan, he sent by the Sultan of Turkey, to a land ruled by the British, populated by a great mango most of people who speak every possible language, and they develop their own little path. Oh, is it they call it Africans, this curd who works for the
Turks under the British writes a book in Afrikaans language and Arabic script. This gives you an idea of how vibrant and how rich the tapestry of Islam is all done with that in mind, not to show our literary acumen not to show how wonderful we are, but to show the efforts that we will undertake for the preservation of this Deen the efforts the very first book ever printed before before. Oba Griffin is by no Dean, before that there was another book called Al COVID-19, written in Arabic script, but he's Afrikaans language, and they are Abu Bakr, if any and they have to come the Booker's that he had his mind Hanif and many others like him, who wrote the deen in their own
script, but in the language of the Afrikaans language, it was exactly the same that Muslims for the 200 250 years that they still existed in Spain after the fall of Islam. When Islam fell, when Granada eventually fell to Ferdinand Isabella, Muslims were not immediately exterminated. They thought they will give them 200 years and in that time, they'll all be converted. And by the time they did not, when two 300 years apart, 150 to 200 years have passed and they still had not converted. Then they started exterminating them, but for that particular period while they were trying to preserve their Deen they used to write Spanish in the Arabic script as well as as an
attempt to do what to preserve the deen in the only language that was a new because the Arabic the links with the Arab world is just across the Mediterranean, but the links for the Arab world had become cut off. They had lost command of Arabic language. They were speaking Spanish but they were writing emails could be called El Jamia, though, in the same way Muslims here did the same Muslims they can do North North America, South America to the little extent that they could they try to preserve but here in this part of the world here a lot and I preserved it in Spain, it died out in North America died out in South America died out for which reasons because yeah, a lot of that are
dangerous. They will always be men who will keep the flame of Islam alive. They will always be men. Not the most learned of Allah. But the most educators are servants of the dino Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And all the little they knew was that particular motherboard that they inherited from their ancestors, they kept it alive. Well, those are some of the practices that remained amongst them. The width of the mom had dad would be the clarion call by which Muslims will be told you are a Muslim, read these cards, this will keep you This will keep your Eman fresh, this will keep you alive. And it actually succeeded in doing that we have that article huddled amongst us up
to the very present day. It says something. In fact, you know, back in the 70s, when we did not know too much about the origins of the word. The Hadar was quite funny how that was written on this company. And some professors in university was saying well,
it must be coming from what had us which means an event so probably because they have a Thursday night event and they were the calling No, it's not none of that. It was our table Imam Abdullah Galloway al Haddad, we're even lost track of where it's coming from. But it remained the hub that would be kept up. Because through though these practices Islam had been preserved, and all that it is, it is a litany it's a wheel of a car, of the soul of the remnants of the soul is the remnants of the soul of the great majority of 300 years ago. Through his efforts, he compiled this particular wheel that we it was read by so many people, and they managed to keep the man fresh and alive
through sake of Allah tala, the dhikr of Allah the Most certainly keeps the hearts alive with the time then came that Muslims now found the opportunity to start sending their children overseas. So this started happening from the late 1800s, early 1900s. Now links were established, but unlike the
Indian community, which had maintained links with their homelands, this particular community, they already had 200 years in which to forget way before the language, our great grandparents perhaps remember some of the Java Mala Mala yo The only thing that we remember is canal and trauma Cassie and a few other things beyond it. But links were the homeland had been lost. links with family had been lost. The only thing that the main when you have no other home, your spiritual home remains Makkah and Medina. So that's where they started sending the children for studies. As the opportunities arose, they started sending their children to Makkah, they started sending the
children to Al Azhar in Cairo. And from there the children would go study this very same as abroad to these shows by sheer use over
With a lie alley, perpetuated thereafter by one guru, and then there was a bit of turbulence in the time of Effendi. But that must have still persisted and you've taken it had been taken elsewhere, and it still serve as a vehicle for cohesion and unity within the community. And of course for the preservation of the
and then came a time when not only students were going to the Middle East to go and study, other opportunities arose, they started going to the Indian subcontinent to study. And gradually a moment came also, when local Institute Institute started being developed. The seeds that had been planted by those guys are so long ago was starting to bear fruit within
a decade or two from the founding of the first mothers in South Africa. Students are coming now from other parts of the world to come study Dena land to which Islam had been banished in order to get extinguished. But you read una yo fionnula La Jolla for him. Why Allahu Illa UT menorah, they wanted to extinguish the light of Allah Allah was a mouse, Allah refuses, but to not just to keep the flame alive, but to bleed to bring it to complete fruition. We are seeing that fruition happening in the world as we we are others are coming from elsewhere and South Africa is becoming the place where others are coming to learn the deen. And in these wonderful ways, a lot of as brought about that
this particular month hub, which had come here with those exiles now is starting to give those particular foods and it's part of our legacy, a part that we take pride in a part because of what because of the manner first of all in Michigan Shafi rato lyerly created synthesis between opposing structures, the manner in which he brought his own personal sensibility to the table, the manner in which he sought to preserve the Quran and the Sunnah, and to allow people the ease of practicing the Sharia, without having to ask every time without having to go to the Quran and Sunnah directly from the started and all the efforts of those generations, after generations of Yokohama de la mufa City
and eventually coming down trickling down to this part of the world as well to preserve the the main hub is not a jail. The mother is not something is not handcuffs that you put upon you and you can't go lift and you can't go Rakim assembly walks like this month hub is a vehicle for preservation. That makes it easy for even a little child to learn how to make his model without having to go to the Quran and make each Jihad without having to figure out which add sorry, which add no sorry, because every little child needs to learn he cannot become a missionary. every adult needs to learn because Riba Allah, Allah Muslim, and if every one of us have to learn and we have to constrain
seven to 10 years in America, to become much tides and then go to the Quran and Sunnah, what will happen to the rest of our lives who's going to earn to feed our families, so there will be those who specialize in this regard. And they will be this vehicle, called a man have an easy packaging of this area to which people can refer and easily learn in little bite sizes, in little bite sizes, what they need to learn, a system in which fuqaha can be trained, new generation of women can be trained without having to reinvent any wheels, without having to go back and go search all over again for something that has already been clarified. In this manner. Islam has perpetuated itself
not only here, but in so many other parts of the world as well. This model of sincerity, this model of synthesis, this month hub of ultimate simplicity, it's a very simple some of the Shafi mother was eager to have a relationship between the mother and Hadith is a very simple and straightforward one. There is the hottie the mother, in most cases, will agree with it without much
complication, without much complexity, very simple and straightforward. It doesn't have all that
many restrictions and
and rigidity within it is a multiple flexibility, flexibility, that says when the need calls for it, you are not expected to stay within the bounds of this method, in every point in every every day of your life for the rest of your life, it is a guide that serves but at times when needs arise, then you can by all means go to somewhere else, if your need and your situation if the relief can be brought to you situation in that regard, we the age in which we live is an age of the explosion of knowledge, everyone has access books are freely available, it wasn't the case with our grandparents and their grandparents.
before them, books are available information is readily available, what is unfortunately not so freely available is the sincerity and commitment and the other of a valuable item of a student of knowledge that they used to have once upon a time. So while all of us available,
we need to do something else in order to bring that humility of a student within us the humility with which a student approaches the Quran with which he approaches this one of us Allah sallallahu wasallam in our community, various different practices have originated we have spoken about the huddart for example, these practices originate What is it? It is not so it is that particular branch of of our Deen which Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam
was asked by God, money man, money, man Islam. What is the man what Islam in? The third question was woman yes on that particular the spiritual life of Islam, the spiritual ethos, the spiritual core of Islam is not just a matter of making Salah giving Sokka nowadays a very, very spiritual, a very personal relationship with a lot of which we maintain through our ibadah which blows relatively life into our ibadah that is that their son, their son, which Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam explained by saying, and taboo de la Cana Katara not just to do a bad job of making any bad in the sense it's almost as if you are seeing a loudhailer what we'll bring our iPad up to that level, yes, our normal
deeds, but then something else that is needed as well. That thing which will perpetuate Dean preserved in in the darkness of his moments, the vicar of Allah, Allah, Allah says oh to under the current law, he Akbar is the greatest of things. And it is easy to teach a few of a few sutras of the Quran, to people who otherwise know nothing else. And through the recitation of those things, through visitors days of that, of that little bit of Islam had been preserved in countries such as ours, there is sometimes a controversy around these things. There is a controversy now, the controversy which exists exists for good reasons, people are not malicious. People are not being
funny about this, the intentions are good, but sometimes the method is not so wonderful. The intentions are good, that intention is rooted in what in the desire to go back to the Quran and the Sunnah to go back to the pure Palestine uncorrupted sumofus, Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, it's a wonderful and a noble sentiment. But sometimes it just misses the boat and a few things. Because those of God they are very they are part and parcel of the Sunnah of Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam. It is through a girl such as these, the dean had been preserved, not just here in so many other places as well. So no, it's not against this honor. If anything goes wrong within the manner in
which is upheld, and what must we do, we don't throw the baby with the bathwater, take away What is wrong? If it happens, that Salah is neglected on account of something like this, if it happens that males and females start mixing on account of these gatherings, what do you do? Just stop what is just take away the wrong element. But that which is right, that which is useful, that we just perpetuated and preserved in that shouldn't be just thrown by the wayside. It has proven its
its usefulness. They are also the occasions of the Molitor. fasudil lasala Holly was another issue of great controversy. Again, the desire to live strictly according to the Sunnah of Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam leads to the to the view that says Well, these functions they did not exist in a time of Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam therefore they should not exist now. As far as the Shafi mother is concerned, I have yet to see a sharpie Sharpie, Ali mazovia muhaddith, who condemns the practice in itself. There's been no condemnation from the time that the Moly the period has been up to up to very recent times, there's been no condemnation of the practice itself because the manner
in which he had no lead was hell. What was the only the only it was an occasion to reconnect with the CEO of our son sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. The first books are not only that were written written by magazine, in which they explained the life of Aristotle not just the birth, the life of Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam, in which we acquaint ourselves with a noble way of life with the Sierra, the manor, the biography of our Navy SEAL alone is unknown, because how much do we know about him? We know that his name was Mohammed. We know that his father's name is Abdullah. We know that his mother's name was Amina. And beyond that, have we equipped our children with enough
knowledge about that Nerys Allah, Allah Salam that will allow themselves to allow them to stand firm in the face of attacks against the noble character of Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam. Well, it happened, that they are so bereft of knowledge about this era, that when someone attacks him, then they shy away, they slink away they do not have the answers, or they even start feeling inferior. Or now the law, they start believing the propaganda about Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, this oma however, I believe that even when they are not so knowledgeable, the seed of the love of Mohammed Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is so deeply implanted in these hearts, that even the sinners
amongst us, when we find an attack against the character that there is a lala land and then we stand up, then we stand up and we register our protest with dignity as but as loudly as possible, you can miss with anything you don't miss out on a piece of the law and how much stronger when those sentiments we if we connect with the CLF, I will not be allowed is and I'm not just in the month of audio Well, not just on the 12th night of review, but throughout the year, when we connect with the CEO of Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam, not just through hearing lectures, not just through the reading of the Rebbe Versace, but actually by implementing his life in our own lives, actually
taking his noble character traits and bring making it part of our lives. This was what the mold was intended to have been the platform from which the light of the car to the normal fragrance era of us
Last will allow this will be diffused into the lives of all Muslims. It's not just an occasion to perform certain deeds, it's an occasion to come to be spiritually enhanced to be spiritually refreshed and refreshed and to reconnect was the senior officer Allah Salallahu alaihe salam was the son of Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam, if that is what the knowledge is going to be, and I don't think law vehicles shall know two persons are going to differ about the fact that this is most certainly what is needed for the preservation of the in our day and age. But if the mohli will be reduced into simple, empty occasion, in which bunker at certain haram activities also associated
with it, sometimes certain mcru activities associated with it, then we need to revisit the issue, remove those things, which might not be so good about it. But don't lose the opportunity to diffuse the light of Nobunaga of the life of Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam that must never be lost track of these differences of opinion have occurred before they will continue to occur. These differences of opinion
have occurred before they will continue to occur. But we have to understand that there is a method of dealing with difference. What is the method of dealing with difference? First of all, to respect the intentions of the opponent. Once you respect the intentions, the upper understand that he's only doing what he's doing is only saying what he's saying for the for the best of purposes,
not to condemn what the other is doing. has an Allah taught us in so many different ways in so many different ways? What are the bad effects of the last? What can we still have, they still have one party starts fighting with another A lot of us is Latin a zero for the shallow water and Hillary hokum do not argue amongst one another. Because the result of that will be that your enterprise will fail. Your enterprise your enterprise, your enterprise is to spread the light of Islam as far as possible. The moment you start fighting with one another, just go back to the sea the lives of the whole of arancini in the town of Santa Barbara City, alone, Islam spread all over the Arabian
Peninsula in the time say nomina Papa Rome, territory of Rome was conquered the entire Persia and collapse in front of the advance of the armies of Islam Islam spread in the time of Satan of man or the low until we reach the Atlantic Ocean on one side, and we reach the heartlands of Central Asia on the other side. And then came the fitna, when say North Mondavi alone was murdered, and decided society became divided amongst themselves. And three different wars occurred during the five years of the offseason, I mean, Alibaba, Alibaba lohana, the Battle of the German, the Battle of sci fi in the Battle of naran, three battles occur and just before the occurrence of the fourth one piece was
made within that community for those five years what happened, Islam did not spread Anyway, when Muslims start fighting one another, stop arguing with one another, and sometimes for the most, the silliest, the most negligible of reasons and what starts happening, they will always be movement in this oma, but movement can either be linear, going forward, or moving can be lateral between yourself. So there was movement, but it was not constructive movement. It wasn't forward movement, it was lateral movement, nothing was getting forward, the two sides was simply oscillating, and beating one another senseless. And it was not to the benefit of Islam, and was not to the benefit of
his of Islam is not to the benefit of mankind out there. Because what our Susannah law is and abroad was for the benefit of mankind, not for the benefit of us who have already received it, it was for the benefit of mankind. He was not Russian petroleum muslimeen. He was mentally ill Allah means Allah to Allah. So the moment we started engaging in this interesting differences, it was happening, the Baraka Allah through which Allah Allah allows the winds of victory to drive our ships forward. That is taken away, Latin as alpha, Tasha habari hokum, your winds are taken away, you won't be able to go forward. So difference of opinion, they will be respect the other person and the spirit in
which it must be done was Pharaoh in the llama savini Dahlia concludes, you need to have some or you have an opinion, we tend to be opinionated about ourselves at times, we tend to be opinionated about the position which we ourselves hold, we need to understand that the other man also might have a point of view, a valid point, you might also have a valid point and create space. And this is more especially more especially address of importance insignificant to our Lama. When they speak, they should preferably speak in one voice, do not one person speak this way, and one person speaks the other way. And then the two starts attacking one another, because the bad effects of that will be
suffered by who by the Obama administration must offers the bad effects of that, then mankind suffers on account of it, and the Dow which has spread will not be able to go forward. So how does does one three differences of opinion by respecting the opinion of the other and if things need to be set right, then they need to be discussed between one another not with condemnation? Because you know what condemnation does condemnation only drives the opposition into further obstinacy, even Shafi Rahmatullah is is damaged neediness. heikoff invalid. He was a great poet, Dharma
Maybe mostly caffeine for the Nazi Germany minasi Hatoyama if you want to advise me advise me privately. Don't in front of everyone attack me and tell me these for clear that this Iranian vj, that shouldn't be the case. Speak to a person, how cola cola in alanda Croatia when you have to admonish, admonish softly admonish, humbly admonish, meekly don't come with a strong minded attitude a strong word attitude equals you'll only drive the opposition into further obstinacy Tammany be no state of inferiority speak to me when I'm on my own. Virgin nibblin nasi Hatfield, Yama. Don't reprimand me in front of everyone for in an NA Sabina nurse in our own Minato de la voz de la to
speak to me and remind me in front of everyone, that's not advice. That's not goodwill. That is what that is, that is reproach of the worst kind. And that's the kind of repose that I do not even care to listen to, for in Harlesden. iwasa only touches our taco bar. If you will not do as I say and you will persist in attacking me in public. Do not be astonished when I don't listen to you, when I don't take your word seriously. So, there needs to be a certain one add up of a stealer, there should be a certain manner in which we engage with one another. If the love exists way between the various motherhood, for example,
from from the perspective of the Hanafi madhhab. The Daily coup that we make in fudger is considered a bita. From the perspective of the Shafi mother to make must happen, the robber in the widow is considered to be da, does that mean we must now print templates and say, Mother x is B Dharma? Why is the Dharma know we have learned to live with one another? What is the law? We have learned to live with one another side by side was on another test that a lot of us placed upon us allowance to see what are you going to do about it? Are you going to take the opposition to task Are you going to attack we need to create space for one another to live in that we will bring the Baraka that a lot
of that has in store for us we will bring it down upon us. So the same thing applies here is activity X or Y is it a bit or not? Well, they will be certain all and I will say that it is as far as the sharpener is concerned.
They does exist the phenomenon of the Buddha has on the shelf he is from the time of a mama is renamed Abdul Salam was called Susana Lola. He developed the methodology of dividing innovations into five different categories. There's there's a there's an innovation which is even worse. There is on innovation which has to be undertaken. Just look at when after the Battle of yamamah. Center Omar, Abu Dhabi alone comes to Santa Monica de la says, look, we have to compile the Quran as one complete scripture because the whole father dying, and cinema worker says that, how do you expect me to do something which Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam did not do you find the same sentiments today?
Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam did not do it? How can I do it? On the other hand, cinnamon says but this is for the preservation of our Deen and then he convinced us a number of the Alona because even savvy say we want you to undertake the completion of the Quran Zayed says it felt as if they were loading a mountain onto my shoulders, because they adherence to this analysis of my beloved theories of Amala. Solomon did not do it. How can I do it? But then say no more of the low or no, that genius will not Allah.
Allah, Allah Allah, Allah Allah said that there were many men of inspiration, many inspired individuals in previous months, if there is no such man in my own mind, and he says
that inspired men, a lot of made inspired him to go forward with the stars and convince his colleagues that what you're thinking to be an innovation because it was not done by Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam is in fact, the means of preserving this Deen is going to be the means of preserving this Deen. And they agreed and they came together they even thought of it. So now Mark cinemabox address of the heart of the Quran was compiled, we had the very same Koran amongst us. The sentiment is a normal one and someone says it wasn't done by Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam if I would not do it, it's the same sentiment expressed by people of the Alibaba enzyme even therapy. But
eventually, in the long run, what was proven to be the correct view, the view of say normal, Pavarotti alone, we've seen the fruits of it. So similarly, just the fact that something had not been done doesn't have its own accord show that it is a bad thing. However, it needs to be kept within certain parameters, and the focus of our method have laid down very, very clear parameters. The moment and innovative practice leads to the extinction of asana practice, then that innovative practice must be stopped. The innovative practice which contributes to the preservation of DNA, which contributes and falls in line and harmonizes with objectives again, that's a welcome
innovation. But when that innovative practice leads to the extinction of something Indian, then you should be stopped if the innovative practice is eventually elevated to the level of a thought, and someone says, but who can do it particularly, also omein sama hatanaka do we need to have the large heartedness the breadth of vision to know that these
practices are not at the level of soon. They are not at the level of four. They are permissible practices. So if someone does not do them, he doesn't make them a pass. If someone doesn't do them, he's not a bad Muslim. We need to have the breadth of vision to allow for these differences to exist. Someone who doesn't uphold ethical practice is still a good Muslim, he's probably practicing 10 times more of this another one I am, we have to have to have the spirit of charity and in the spirit of charity, where we entertain the best possible idea of the opposition, inshallah he's doing it for the best of reasons. And a lot of us sees that attitude amongst us that inshallah this
community will be blessed, then this committee will be blessed in the same way as it was placed 300 years ago, when those exams were transplanted to this land, what did they have in their minds only the best of intentions, inshallah, we are making the sacrifice, but may come from this video, a sacrifice what people who will one day carry the, the flags of the infoworld when Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam was given the option of having the town of power if we had punished him, we had hurt him in ways that no one else had. He had the opportunity of destroying them. He said, No, perhaps from the loins of these people will come in who will carry the standard of Islam forward.
When our focus is upon what the bigger picture, not just a smaller picture of me, my practices my inherited legacy, but on the bigger picture the picture of what Islam was in the interest of Islam, then I believe what that kind of charity does, Dean will go forward from strength to strength and fulfill the ultimate objective, which is what was intended by the sending of Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam and the extension of his mission to his alma Neo Hara who Allah de nikoli to raise it above every other Diem that does you know Islam should be raised above every other Deen one okay health care of your own. Even though the calf is might not approve their of Allah plan will come to
fruition. Allah plan will most certainly come to fruition. If we adopt the correct attitude towards it. We will become the instruments through which Dean will come to fruition. I restrict myself to this much work it is our honor and Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa sallahu wa salam ala Sayyidina Muhammad Ali, he was mine, I might not have adequately covered everything. So therefore in the question answer session that follows here after you are free to ask your questions to the extent that I can. I will answer inshallah.